Misfortune Cookie + Midwich Cuckoos @ Ostrich Inn

misfortune cookie and Midwich Cuckoo gig Peterborough

We’ve got a MASSIVE FREE ENTRY GIG at our 2nd home, the Ostrich Inn (Pboro town center) – another gig in our favourite boozer…

Misfortune Cookie + Midwich Cuckoos
+ A Great Notion @ Ostrich Inn

MONDAY 11th April 2022 – pub open from noon, first band 7.30pm sharp! (it’s a school night so earlier finish!)
A pre-Manchester Punk Festival warm-up gig

You hopefully have already seen Misfortune Cookie at one of our gigs – if not they are bloody amazing (3 former members of Bear Trade, plus an amazing female vocalist).  We are so pleased to be able to bring them to the Ostrich Inn for a pre-MPF warm up gig.  Midwich Cuckoos are a band we’ve repeatedly tried to bring to one of our gigs – a high-energy punk rock band from that there London – their recent videos have been amazing!   Joining the touring bands are local legends A Great Notion – who need no introduction to our regulars, but if you’ve not seen them before, Jordy’s crew brings you some of the sweetest sing-along anthems you’ll hear.

So this gig is totally free – we’ll probably kick off about 7pm – bring money* for drink and merch – buying something from a band really does help them out! * the bar takes card and cash, but bands normally need cold-hard Sterling!

Let us know you’re coming on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/events/3726848310872907  and please do share the event there and tell yer mates!

Venue:  2022 CAMRA pub of the year (Peterborough); The Ostrich Inn is our favourite city center boozer – it’s a ‘local’ pub, with proper characters behind the bar.  It’s probably the worst shape for a gig ever, but the owner landlords have put in a stage area, lighting, PA and sound desk, and you know what, gigs do work there.  It’s as intimate as you’ll ever find!  We’ve had far bigger names in the pub than anyone would ever think, and had some right rowdy nights!  They do great real ales, some craft keg beers, great gins, and hot pies.  It’s not a foodie pub, but you’re in the town center with lots of other grub choices nearby.   There’s a decent-sized car park opposite the pub entrance.  Also a cracking small beer garden outback.   IT WILL BE RAMMED FULL on the night, our gigs always are.

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Murderburgers Hot For Sex at the Ostrich Inn!

murderburgers in Peterborough1st june 2019

Fraser is one of those absolute legends on the DIY Punk scene, his band THE MURDERBURGERS seem to have played every country and every venue in Europe, and so they had to add Peterborough’s Ostrich Inn to their empire. Their new album ‘What A Mess’ will be out in March/April on Asian Man Records/Brassneck Records/Umlaut Records/Waterslide Records.

DEADBEAT AT DAWN – they absolutely smashed it last time they were at the Ostrich, and after a short break to train up a new guitarist, they will be back bringing their  Skapocalyptic punk rock to rock the party.

A GREAT NOTION – full of local punk leg-ends, no gig is really ever complete with the ever cheerful Jordy and his band.

FUZZY DUNLOP – a new name but a well-known face – Le Jarv & Joe bring their dirty fens ukelele punk rock back to the Ostrich.

It’s a FREE ENTRY show again – we do treat you all well


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The Scary Clown Presents… Nosebleed Lonely Hearts Club Tour

nosebleed tour

One of our favourite bands NOSEBLEED is releasing a much anticipated album “Scratching Circles on the Dancefloor”- and we and the Ostrich Inn are hosting them on their tour!

Nosebleed have delighted punters at our shows before, but if you’ve not had the pleasure before, in their own words; “No frills, smouldering, riffy garage punk from Leeds.”



No SCP gig would be complete without a local band (apart from those which don’t) – and we’ve got the best * – A GREAT NOTION (full band**) complete the line-up! https://www.facebook.com/agreatnotionmusic/

* best at a cheap price, haha. ** full but not standard!



A good friend of us Scary Clown’s returns in his solo form, playing an acoustic set of heartfelt local songs, for local people.


So bring your 2nd best dancing shoes and join us for a night of noisy garage punk! FREE ENTRY! BEER!



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The No Marks return to Mama Lizs with Firework Display

no marks nov4th 2017

SAVE THE DATE!  4th Nov 2017, when The Scary Clown Presents…. another banger of a gig @ Mama Liz’s Voodoo Lounge in Stamford.


We will stop the music for 15 mins or so between the last two bands, for a FREE FIREWORK DISPLAY OUTSIDE!  Yep we are treating you!

Doors to Voodoo Lounge:  7.30pm.   First band 8pm sharp!

The No Marks https://www.facebook.com/thenomarks1/
Deadbeat at Dawn https://www.facebook.com/DeadBeatAtDawn/?ref=br_rs
Burnt Tapes https://www.facebook.com/burnt.tapes/
Incisions https://www.facebook.com/incisionsmcr/
A Great Notion (Acoustic) https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=132239303468502&ref=br_rs

Keep your eye out on the FB page for more info and stuff 🙂



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Punk Rock BBQ 2017

Scary Clown April Punk BBQ
limited green tee

Buy tix auto entry prize draw: our limited green t-shirt – put your shirt size in comments when you checkout!

Scary Clowns Punk Rock BBQ and half dayer is an afternoon spent hanging out and BBQing in the awesome surroundings of Mama Lizs followed up with a relentless 7 band onslaught in the Voodoo Lounge from late afternoon till Midnight. Possibly our most fun and best attended date of last year. Will be using this event to raise a few (s)quid for Sea Shepherd too!!!


Okay final few tweaks and running order sorted all times are approx and subject to influence of alcoholism.

BBQ will Start at 2.30: Come hang and try some of Gareth finest menu yet, expect burgers, pulled jackfruit, seitan kebabs and more. Fully Vegan Menu and gluten free options too!  Plus a vegan craft beer brewed special (obviously lots of lovely drinks at the main bar too!).

BONUS:  Limited Edition T-shirt Prize draw – ALL WHO BUY ADV TIX ARE IN THE DRAW!  Street Trash/Scary Clown tee-shirt in bright punk green!   Put your t-shirt size in the comments when you checkout in case you win!  Tees to be handed out on the day.


About 4pm Jordy from A Great Notion will be serenading you whilst you chomp on your BBQ delights in an unplugged set hopefully in the sunshine!!!

5.30 Soviet Films – Sonic Hamster Butchery from PTownhttps://www.facebook.com/sovietfilms/?fref=ts
6.15 The Atoms – Its Joes birthday, its gonna get messy!https://www.facebook.com/theatomsuk/?fref=ts
7.00 Ariel Salad – Manchester New Blood on Alex Wonks Labelhttps://www.facebook.com/aerialsaladband/?fref=ts
7.45 Not Tonight and the Headaches – Sweet pop punk singalongs from Grimsby https://www.facebook.com/nottonightandtheheadaches/?fref=ts
8.35 The No Marks – Welcome return for melody driven Scouse punkers https://www.facebook.com/thenomarks1/?fref=ts
9.35 Vanilla Pod – Anything could happen!!!!! You know the score.https://www.facebook.com/vanillapodrock/?fref=ts
10.30 Faintest Idea – TNS Rudeboy/girl Street Punk back to make you shake!!!! https://www.facebook.com/Faintestidea/?fref=ts


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Punk BBQ Gig in Stamford, Seven Bands!

April half dayer with wonk

We’ve come up with a new concept; chill afternoon then gig all night.

16th April 2016.

This will be an afternoon spent hanging out at Mama Lizs with a Vegan BBQ and then a 7 band evening spectacular in The Voodoo Lounge. Gazeebos, Beers, Burgers, Clowns. Sweet. More info as it becomes available. This day will be a benefit for North Cambs Hunt Sabs, because we hate Fox Hunting Toffs.

BBQ and beer 2.30-5.30pm. 

8 Bands and beer 5.30 – Midnight (bar open late)

* The BBQ will be vegan, but Mama Liz’s caters for meat eaters if you prefer plus there’s decent take away chinese opposite venue, and very good chip shop 10 minutes walk away.

UPDATE: Friends of Scary Clown, the fantastic WONK UNIT, have been added to the line-up.  


Line-up is COMPLETE!  7 Banging  Bands,  13 Tix will be on the door @ £12.  SOLD OUT ONLINE.

  • Vanilla Pod
  • Black Volvo
  • Pizza Tramp
  • Meansteed
  • The Siknotes
  • A Great Notion


The Great Bunch of Lads, the might Wonk Unit…

Dutch mentalists Black Volvo!

Welsh Skatepunk Pizzatramp!

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2015 Skate-Aid Benefit Summer Monster Mash

scary clown monster mash

Skate-Aid Benefit Summer Monster Mash

All Day Summer madness in Stamford – 20th June Mama Liz’s Voodoo Lounge.

TICKET INFO:  All the pre-order tix are now SOLD OUT!   There will be VERY LIMITED tix on the door.  We advise you to turn up EARLY DOORS if you wish to pay on the door.

We have decided to have a completely different line up to last year, so some new faces, some that have played SC shows before, none from last years all dayer.

All for Skate-Aid: http://www.skate-aid.org/en.

UPDATE APR 2015:  So when organising something like this kinda expect someone will hafta drop out due to circumstances beyond their control. Unfortunately Darwin and the Dinosaur have had to pull out, this makes us sad . However, every cloud and all that! So instead we have the bastard sex children of a Rollins/No Means No orgy. Yup Lets Meet Jesus are added, BOOYAH! This makes us happy

UPDATE APR 22 2015:  Ok so the line up replacement for Darwin and the Dinosaur was Lets Meet Jesus, bummed to say that they now cannot make it either. However this does give the opportunity for a good old drunken knees up singalong with A Great Notion! HO HA!!!!

Update May 26th:  We are very pleased to announce that the lovely people at Stamford Skatepark have given Skate-Aid and TSCP the park solely for the use of skateboarders only. Details coming soon. There will be give aways, prizes, a lot of shredding and also lessons for all ages. The event is 9am-1pm so you can head straight over the street for the Party at Voodoo lounge. Boom

This year’s BBQ will have Pulled Jackfruit (google it) served in baps in addition to regular or spicy burgers. Also the free from cup cake lady will be back to satisfy sweet tastes! All vegan. The venue also has a Cajun menu but if you want to eat on the top floor resteraunt you should book in advance.
‪#‎vegan‬ ‪#‎bbq‬ ‪#‎skateaid‬ ‪#‎charity‬ ‪#‎realale‬


Here’s a quick rundown for June 20th.

9am – 1pm Skatepark jam – directly opposite venue (skateboarding only) *  CANCELLED
1pm – 4pm Downstairs in Voodoo Lounge
4pm – 6pm Vegan BBQ, acoustic session in courtyard
6pm – 1am Downstairs in Voodoo Lounge

** There will be prizes and giveaways throughout the day. Quite possibly a raffle! Party

Limited Edition gig t-shirt available to order here.


The Deadites
A Great Notion
Stay Clean Jolene
Jaded Eyes
The Projectionist
Son Of Gun
Bear Trade
Simon Wells and his acoustic misery
Beverley Kills 
Darko https://www.facebook.com/Darkoband?fref=ts
Ducking Punches https://www.facebook.com/duckingpunchesuk?ref=ts&fref=ts
Popes Of Chillitown https://www.facebook.com/PopesOfChillitown?ref=ts&fref=ts

We will also have a Vegan Burger BBQ, ‘Free From’ Vegan Cup Cake stall in addition to the Mama Lizs Cajun Menu. There is also an ace Chinese Takeaway over the road or a quality Chippy just round the corner.


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