The Drowns (USA) & Friends Gig Stamford

The Drowns gig Stamford 2024

The Drowns in Stamford
Our Penultimate Show!

Sat Nov 23rd 2024


Seattle’s finest peddlers of working class punk n roll THE DROWNS are coming to Mamas and bringing a host of support with them; Misfortune Cookie make a welcome return with their hook laden melodies and Helens incredible voice. Garage Punk from Nottingham in the shape of Reduced bring the lo-fi snot and proceedings open with a solo set from Gaz Moore of The Reverends.

The last time the Drowns played for us it was at the Ostrich Inn – this time they are playing the bigger of our homes – the most amazing venue in the area (if not the UK), Mama Liz’s Voodoo Lounge.

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Snuff in Stamford; A Celebration of the Life of Ben Ramone Thompson



Jan 20th 2024.  A Celebration of the Life of Ben Ramone Thompson with a lineup of acts that he loved xxx
With an acoustic Snuff headline (full band), Misfortune Cookie, Mark Murphy, & A Great Notion.

Ben came to many of our gigs, and we have some classic pictures and memories of him at those shows.  He also was hugely into his music (and it in vinyl form), and we know had many friends across the UK in bands who he often would chat with.

“On a recent visit to see Emma, she mentioned that Holly (Ben’s Daughter) thought it would be cool to put on a gig in Ben’s name. How can you refuse? So we have a lineup of some of Ben’s fave UK acts to be announced very soon. The idea is to have a party as this would have been 2 days before Ben’s next birthday, and celebrate with great music and fun tales of Ben.”

Doors 7.30pm,   Music ends 10.30pm, bar upstairs open till the early hours.TICKETS ON THE DOOR ONLY NOW – 10 LEFT 


SNUFF (full band intimate acoustic) – legends of the UK DIY Scene on Fat Wreck Chords – back for the 3rd? SCP gig – it is full band, but they are releasing a new ‘acoustic’ album, so are stripping back their songs to play in a more intimate way.  Mama Liz’s is pretty intimate so a great venue to experience this.
MISFORTUNE COOKIE – a band beloved of Ben, and the Scary Clown posse.
MARK MURPHY – No Marks / Crocodile God – and a good friend of Ben’s
A GREAT NOTION – Ben’s favourite local band (sorry the rest of you!)

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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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CANCELLED: Signals Midwest & Misfortune Cookie at Ostrich Inn, Pboro

signals midwest and misfortune cookie

*** UNFORTUNATELY DUE TO THE CORONUSVIRUS THIS GIG HAS BEEN CANCELLED – OUR FIRST CANCELLATION EVER. Signals Midwest cannot make it over from the USA, MPF is cancelled, and we can’t really put on gigs during the worst of this emergency ***

The Scary Clown Presents…  Signals Midwest [USA] & Misfortune Cookie + The Deadites at Ostrich Inn

We have ourselves a very special free entry gig at the Ostrich Inn – a “pre-Manchester Punk Festival” tour gig – featuring three absolutely belting bands!

You know the deal – a big American band [Signals Midwest from Cleveland, Ohio] are doing a short tour – and they came to us to make a special midweek punk night.  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).

Opening we have our very own THE DEADITES – who are also using the gig to warm-up for Manchester Punk Festival.

MONDAY NIGHT GIG – come and show the bands how Peterborough and surrounds party – we know you won’t let us down, we have the best DIY Punk scene in the country!

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The Scary Clown Presents… Guns N’ Wankers Are Back!

guns n wankers gig stamford 10 may 19

Yep we are super fecking chuffed to bring you one of the very first gigs for the return of GUNS N’ WANKERS (WIKI PAGE)!  Duncan Redmonds returns to the Voodoo Lounge, this time bringing his legendary band Guns n’ Wankers with him.  These lads were signed to Fat Wreck Records back in 1994, and split when Snuff re-formed.  But they are back and playing shows this year, and we’ve managed to snaffle one of their first!  Backing them up with their amazing own brand of fast and catchy punk is SPOILERS.  Making a welcome comeback is MISFORTUNE COOKIE – 3/4s of Bear Trade plus the lovely vocals of Helen, they really made an impression at their first SCP outing.  And filling a very exclusive line-up, it’s our very good mates from Cambridge, BEVERLEY KILLS – an absolute joy to welcome them back.

NOTE: This is a Friday show – we normally put on shows on Saturday’s at Mama Liz’s.


DOORS 7.45pm

10.30-11.15 Guns n Wankers
9.40-10.10 Spoilers
8.50-9.20 Misfortune Cookie
8-8.30 Beverley Kills


VENUE INFO:  Mama Liz’s is a great music venue downstairs in the cellar, with a cracking large bar and restaurant upstairs.  So if you’re travelling, they do some great bar food – or eat in the main restaurant if you like.  More info on their website.  PARKING:  There’s a bug carpark directly opposite the venue – and I THINK parking is free after 6pm, so sorted.  Just pop PE9 1EL into your sat nav.

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Skate-Aid 5 – The All DIY Punk All Dayer and Vegan BBQ

DIY Punk All day gig - Skate-aid 5

BOnly two matty humphries craft beerung the date in your diary.  As always our Skate-Aid 5 charity fundraiser gig will be a full day of DIY Punk off all types, vegan BBQ, a unique beer brewed for the day (a 5% session IPA called “There’s only two Matty Humphreys”), and a lovely family friendly atmosphere.

VEGAN BBQ By RESIST! Vegan Kitchen (our mucker Gareth).   Afternoon BBQ open to all – tickets required for music in Voodoo Lounge.


UPDATE:  Unfortunately the USA’s Remnants have had to cancel their entire UK tour – so that includes us.  Never fear, we are talking with several possible big band replacements as you read this!

FORMAT:  Should follow the usual magic format of;   

  • 12.30-3pm – initial bout of 4 band madness down in the voodoo lounge.
  • 2 – 7pm – Vegan BBQ in the beer garden by Resit! Vegan Kitchen.
  • 3.15pm – 5.45pm Acoustic session with PA in the restaurant area downstairs (4 acts)
  • 6pm – midnight – 7 More bands smashing it down in the voodoo lounge!


We’ve pretty much multiple headline bands going on – but one of the very best bands on the scene today, the Roughneck Riot top off an amazing line-up.   Full line-up complete.

THE ROUGHNECK RIOT – we love em, you love em, tight political folk punk to make you dance!
GRAND COLLAPSE – Frantic Hardcore Punk from Wales currently making big waves across the scene
LASERCHRIST – Straight outta Crofton. Leatherface and Iron Chic meet The Smashing Pumpkins and Pixies through the door of Kukundu.
INCISIONS – they were so good last time, we had to get em back for more!
THE DEADITES – local heroes return
MISFORTUNE COOKIE – Former members of Southport/Bear Trade join forces with Helen Chambers.
QUESTION THE MARK – no gig is complete without a noisy welsh punk band!
PERKIE – back with her moving acoustic set
MEANSTEED – a rare acoustic performance from everyone’s favorite rock-n-rollers!
BOYCOTT THE BAPTIST – bloody loud grindcore madness, these boys been touring the world making ears bleed!
THE MOONSHINERS – the first appearance at a SCP gig for the local Polish punksters
MARK GRIST – Peterborough’s own poet and battle rapper
JORDY (A great notion) – Peterborough’s own sing-along legend bringing his acoustic guitar
SPRAINER – probably the first outing for this new Pboro band which includes Will Hart

Lunch Time Session (down in the voodoo lounge main venue)

Sprainer  12.40
The Moonshiners  13.20
Boycott the Baptist  14.00-14.30

Acoustic Set (upstairs in the restaurant with small vocal PA)

Jordy 15.15
Mark Grist 15.45
Perkie 16.30
Meansteed 17.15

Evening Session (down in the voodoo lounge main venue)

The Deadites 18.00
Misfortune Cookie 18.45
Laserchrist 19.30
Incisions  20.15
Question the Mark 21.00
Grand Collapse 21.45
The Roughneck Riot 22.30



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