Punk Rock BBQ 2024

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Get Sat 20th April in your diaries!


A Hunt Saboteurs Benefit Gig


You know the score – our punk rock BBQ all-dayer will be six bands from about 5.30pm onwards (timings TBC), and before that family-friendly chills in the huge beer garden of Mama Liz’s from 2pm.  We will be cooking up a vegan BBQ storm, and there probably will be a special one-off charity brew (if we can talk nicely to Wol).

This year we are raising funds for those bloody marvelous HUNT SABATEURS. So all dosh from the vegan BBQ and the special charity brew (plus any donations on the day) will be going their way.  They should also have a stall in the beer garden, where Paul will be happy to chat to you about what they do, and even help you join the cause if it’s something you’re interested in doing, I know they are looking for new members.  These days it’s more high-tech and about monitoring illegal activities.


The Menstrual Cramps – our headliners have been smashing it up and down the country, and recently signed up to Alcopop Records  . Nazi kicking, guitar swinging, feminist singing riot girls – FINALLY going to make their Scary Clown debut! (we’ve been trying to do this for years).

Baby Seals – a welcome return for a local feminist punk garage band based in Cambridgeshire. They release their new album just the day before this gig! Unflinching humour is certainly at the heart of their song-writing.

Pardon Us – who doesn’t love Pardon Us?  Tight as anything three-piece from up Liverpool away who have played for us on several occasions.

Clayface – a new band for us – although one of the faces you’ll recognise, as this is Archie from Incisions ‘other’ band. We signed em up the second Krispy had seem them play up in Leeds.

LoGOz – in their own words; Schizofrantic Punk Rock Melodica.   First SCP gig but been around since 2012.

Meth Club 7 – as Matty said, with a band name like that, he just had to book em!  They’ve got a song ‘Jimmy and Rolf’ with wobbleboard and Stylophone – you know this is going to be great fun with an edge!


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Spoilers + Pardon Us + Don Blake @ Ostrich Inn

Pardon us and Spoilers and Don Blake Ostrich gig

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

& DAS KAPITANS @ The Ostrich Inn, Peterborough.

Saturday 6th November, 7pm (pubs open from 12 so just come early and enjoy!).
Vegan eats by Taco’s and Flip Flops – amazing Mexican grub available at the pub, so eat and drink and be merry!

Stamford gigs are great, but it’s a bugger to get to, and there are very little places to stay if you’re traveling to a gig – we get you – so we’re paying back our regulars with a bit of a special free gig – this one is on us!

“Brassneck Records presents the Spoilers / Pardon Us / Don Blake 4 day, triple headliner,
long weekend mini-tour. Liverpool, Manchester, Peterborough. Canterbury.”

Those Kent smashers Spoilers [bandcamp] totally blew the roof off when they played the Ostrich last time – people were literally bouncing off the ceiling – it was one hell of a gig!  They love playing to you lot, and apart from Wonk Unit have probably played the most SCP gigs.  Pardon Us [bandcamp] return all the way from Liverpool – for a ‘newish’ band they’ve certainly put out some stunning albums, and they are totally lovely people too.  Don Blake I believe played a very early SCP show – before I joined the collective – but it’s long overdue that they join the party, bringing their melodic skate punk down from Manchester [www.donblake.co.uk].    Opening the night of music will be our local [ish] band Kas Kapitans have been spending 2021 putting out 12 albums!!!   And they are blinking good!

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!

Venue:  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 mixer, 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 that 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 out back.   IT WILL BE RAMMED FULL on the night, our gigs always are.

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The Scary Clown Presents Bad Sam, Pardon Us & more

bad sam four bands

Scary Clown Presents a gig of opportunity grabbed!  

Bad Sam!!!  Finally lured over to Stamford to bring their frantic melody-driven punk eastwards. Featuring former members of The Cowboy Killers, Dub War, Da Capo and more… We’ve been after these lot for a LONG time!!   https://www.facebook.com/Bad-Sam-78100603110/

Pardon Us: Dynamite Liverpudlian 3 piece with immaculate manners. https://www.facebook.com/wearepardonus/

Daves: Up and coming Davecore from Leeds. https://www.facebook.com/wearedaves/


The Muffin Heads: Tasty Grunge tinged alt-rock from Harlow. https://www.facebook.com/themuffinheads/


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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Tuscoma (prev Hollywoodfun Downstairs) (NZ) in Stamford

Tuscoma play Mama Lizs Voodoo Lounge


We are well chuffed to be able to present the amazing duo Tuscoma (previously Hollywoodfun Downstairs) – a truly original wall of sound band, more amazing when you realise it’s just two of em. This is part of their UK tour promoting a new album – come and get your ears cleaned out by something really amazing! I caught them at the Pie Race Festival in Leeds, and they blew us all away.

The loudest band with the fastest drummer I’ve ever seen in all my life…what a blast!!!

https://hollywoodfundownstairs1.bandcamp.com/ https://www.facebook.com/Hollywoodfundownstairs/

Joining Tuscoma are:

Pardon Us – Debut Stamford performance for these Liverpudlians with impeccable manners and banging tunes – http://www.pardonusband.com/


Soviet Films – Pbo rose finest sonic warriors bring their crafted sound bombs to the party. Matty doesn’t need any more excuses to Release the Krakken!  https://www.facebook.com/sovietfilms/


I GOT SPIDERS – our gig is complete with our 2nd local support, the return of I Got Spiders.  DIY Grapple Punk from Spalding, Lincs. Ex Members of Kamikaze Hotshot and The Bruze. These guys bring the Mexican wrestling mask to punk – and you don’t get that everyday!  https://www.facebook.com/pg/igotspiders/ 

Carry On

So nearly a year ago we released our 7" on the awesome Everything Sucks Music Here's another video we made for one of the tracks "Carry On". You can get your copy of the 7" from here: https://pardonus.bandcamp.com/album/pardon-us-epWe're playing some shows soon, come hang out:3/2 Oldham, Bank Top All Dayer, Pete Bentham, Murderburgers + more8/2 Liverpool, Sound Free Rock & Roll w/ Villy Raze Vamos and The Vents .9/2 Cambridge, Blue Moon w/ Werecats, Beverly Kills10/2 Canterbury, Davee Wilde Memorial Gig at The MIll w/ Werecats + more11/2 London, Shacklewell Arms w/ Werecats Crystal Piss, Down and Outs16/2 Liverpool, HUS, w/Down and Outs

Posted by Pardon Us on Monday, 22 January 2018

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The Scary Clown Presents Mama Lizs’ is TEN Celebration half-dayer gig!

DIY Punk 7 bands with Capitalist Kids

To celebrate Mama Lizs Voodoo Lounge turning 10 years old we’re gonna have a party innit!!!  And it’s one of our famous 1/2 dayer gigs, with vegan BBQ from Resist! Vegan Kitchen during the afternoon, and 7 bands belting it out downstairs from 5.30pm!   Tickets now available on the door,!

Line-up is complete, we’ve got guaranteed floor fillers for this gig – got to party right when the Voodoo Lounge hits the big 10!  Seriously with more venues closing around the UK, it’s SO important to get out to gigs and support those venues which still dare to put live ORIGINAL music on. The heart of a thriving music scene. Michael and the gang at the Voodoo Lounge have always been very welcoming to us Scary Clowns, so how better to celebrate than bring along…

Afternoon chill and Vegan BBQ from 2pm, music downstairs from 5.15pm

UPDATE:  Brassick have had to bail due to illness, so the amazing Padon Us from Liverpool are stepping in!


THE CAPITALIST KIDS – Tight punk power pop from Austin Texas LP available on Brassneck Records.

MATILDAS SCOUNDRELS – a folk party punk band from Hastings which you seem to see on hundreds of gig fliers! About time we brought em up to get dancing – one of the best bands on the DIY scene.

PIZZA TRAMP – omg the boys from Wales are coming back – and we know you love these three silly chaps. Come and see them smash the place up, get drunk, and probably blow your minds.

AERIAL SALAD – Welcome and overdue return for the Manchester trio who have been touring like loonies since their last visit!!!

PARDON US – these last-minute replacements more than hold their own on this line-up! Their first visit to Mama Liz’s went down a storm, and we expect a repeat performance from these Liverpudlian fast melodic three-piece!

JOHNNY UTAH – Paying tribute to a time were music was valid, urgent, fun, and vital. Johnny Utah provide you with punk rock anthems of the 80’s and early 90’s

S.H.I.T. – brutal 4 chord punk rock reminiscent of Mower era Chaos UK

Tickets now available on the door!

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