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Wonk Unit + The Deadites @ Ostrich Inn, Peterborough

wonk unit and deadites gig Peterborough
Yes you’ve read that right… the UK DIY Punk kings WONK UNIT are back from their huge European tour and are heading to Peterborough – and playing our favourite boozer: The Ostrich Inn.
That’s just amazing…. so how about we make it FREE ENTRY too!
Full band Wonk Unit, plus Peterborough’s finest melodic punk band The Deadites, who will have copies of their new album (on SCP records), Deadites II.
Facebook even page here – please come and say you’re coming if you are – we suggest turn up early as it may fill up!

We will make sure it’s wrapped up by 10.30pm as it’s a school night.  You’ll be able to tell your grandchildren (or someone else’s!) about this one – I doubt it will ever repeat!

Deadites will probably kick off by 8pm.
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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Bad Cop Bad Cop & Wonk Unit Gig, Stamford 16th Nov 2022

BCBC and WOnk 2022

BAD COP BAD COP & WONK UNIT

WEDS NOV 16TH 2022 – MAMA LIZ’S VOODOO LOUNGE, STAMFORD

 

Yep you’ve read that right – we have re-secured another top draw Fat Wreck band – coming all the way from California USA, BAD COP BAD COP!!   Unfortunately the 2021 tour was cancelled, but 2022 is happening, and BCBC are coming to Stamford!  And as they are touring with our best mates Wonk Unit – so just as originally planned.  It’s going to be another HUGE gig – the original 2021 gig sold out (its replacement with Wonk Unit and Aerial Salad is still happening this year and is currently still sold out).

BAD COP BAD COP of Fat Wreck fame will be touring (a DOUBLE-delayed album launch) Europe in 2022, and will be playing many of the most famous venues in the UK for the DIY punk scene.  That, of course, includes our very own Mama Liz’s Voodoo Lounge in Stamford!  Don’t ask us how we’ve done it, or how many body parts we’ve had to sell to be able to bring you not only our amazing American headliners but also friends of SCP and leaders of the UK scene, WONK UNIT!   Just buy tickets as soon as you can and stop us going even greyer!

Support from HEADSTONE HORRORS!

Please note this is a WEDNESDAY NIGHT GIG!  Doors 7:30pm Wednesday 16th November 2022 @ Mama Liz’s Voodoo Lounge, Stamford, PE9 1EL

Ticket are £15 for this one – as it’s a massive double headliner banger and it’s going to be a bit special like!  

BAD COP BAD COP

In a time of chronic rage, happiness is revolutionary.

Bad Cop Bad Cop has done angry. The band’s 2017 full-length, Warriors, was recorded in the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election. The Los Angeles quartet’s new full-length, The Ride (Fat Wreck Chords, June 19th), shows what happens when you come out the other side of that anger.

“It’s not that I am just stoked or blind to suffering,” says singer-guitarist Jennie Cotterill. “I think anger is a legitimate and understandable reaction to injustice and wrongdoing. It’s just that for myself, I am trying to move past ‘reaction’ into productive ‘response.’”

The message BCBC is sending this time around is less about wagging your finger at others, or giving the middle one to the Man, than it is about self-love and acceptance. As Cotterill puts it, “Love is a more powerful truth than anger.” That positivity fuels many of The Ride’s tracks: “Originators,” “Simple Girl,” “Community,” “I Choose,” “Perpetual Motion Machine,” and “The Mirage” exude confidence, gratitude, and compassion. In 2020, such things qualify as contrarian.

“These are political statements—self-love is a huge fucking statement,” affirms singer-guitarist Stacey Dee. “Self-love means putting a fix on the problems at home before trying to fix everything in the world. It’s asking people to find it in themselves to create the life that they really want to have so they’re not in turmoil, so they’re not in a place of stress and sickness.”

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WONK UNIT & Aerial Salad in Stamford

wonk unit and aerial salad 18 nov stamford

The Scary Clown Presents…

WONK UNIT & AERIAL SALAD

Mama Liz’s Voodoo Lounge, Stamford, Lincs.
Krispy’s 50th Birthday Bash Gig!

SOLD OUT!

BAD COP BAD COP NO LONGER PLAYING (Ask for refund on our FB page)

OK Due to the ongoing COVID situation – more so in Europe, a lot of touring American bands have moved their tours to 2022.  BAD COP BAD COP have just announced today (25th May) that their tour is also now not happening this year, so we’re really sad to say they won’t be playing this show now.

THE SHOW MUST GO ON – and WONK UNIT are still very much on.   Alex suggested that we bring their (and our) good friends AERIAL SALAD in as replacements, and who are we to argue?   The Salad lads have stormed the scene since we put them on in one of their very first gigs, and now are bright lights with a 2nd smashing album.   We will fully refund anyone who now does not wish to attend – contact us via our Facebook page please, plus we will be reducing the ticket price down to £10 so will be issuing £5 refunds later on (no need to contact us!).   It’s also Scary Clown Krispy’s 50th birthday gig – so we’ll be celebrating!

WONK UNIT!   The spiritual “leaders” of the UK DIY Punk scene – with ‘Daddy Wonk’ holding court every time he is on stage.  Wonk Unit must have played more SCP gigs than any other band – they played our first, probably will play our last!  Should have a new album out by this gig too!
AERIAL SALAD – it’s about time this Manchester band came and played for us again, especially since they’ve trailed a blaze of glory in the DIY scene since we first put them on.
SPRAINER.  I believe Sprainer played their first gig for us – and opened one of our all dayers in total darkness without the mic turned on (wasn’t their fault!) – so real troopers.  The fact they play amazing tight sing-along melodic punk also stands them in good stead.  They seem so young (to us), but are already veterans of the punk scene.

Please note this is a THURSDAY NIGHT GIG!  Doors 7:30pm Thurs 18th November 2021 @ Mama Liz’s Voodoo Lounge, Stamford, PE9 1EL

Ticket are £10 for this one – as it’s a massive double headliner banger and it’s going to be a bit special like!  TICKETS HERE

 

wonk unit current line-up

Our great friends WONK UNIT coming back to Stamford in 2021

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Big Langs’ Virtual BBQ… A Tribute to Matthew Lancaster

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Big Langs’ VIRTUAL BBQ…
A Tribute to Matthew Lancaster

*** DUE TO THE CURRENT CORONAVIRUS ISSUES – IT WOULD BE IRRESPONSIBLE FOR US TO BRING YOU ALL TOGETHER AT THIS TIME.  WE HOPE TO  RE-SCHEDULE A PHYSICAL GIG WHEN IT IS SAFE TO DO SO.   

BUT WE WANT TO DO SOMETHING SOONER – SO ARE ORGANISING A GREAT LINE-UP FOR A VIRTUAL GIG INSTEAD, STREAMING ON FACEBOOK.  IT WILL BE FREE – BUT WE WILL WELCOME DONATIONS AS WE STILL WISH TO DONATE TO THE LOCAL HOMELESS CHARITY THAT MATT WOULD HAVE APPROVED OF ***

Our mate and absolute punk-rock legend, Matthew ‘bomber’ Lancaster passed away on 18th August 2019.   He was always first down the front, first to dance, and last to leave at any punk gig he attended – and he went to a LOT of gigs.   Bands around the world knew him – who could miss the loony with the smile plastered on his face and his special pointy dance, crowd surfing, and just all-round fucking good guy.  We know what he’d want in his remembrance would be a bloody big gig – full of happy people, having a dance down the front in his name.

JOIN THIS FACEBOOK GROUPhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/534391720577300/  as it will be streamed there.  If you join upfront you will receive notifications as each artist goes live with their set.

LINE-UP

Friday 8th May
6.40 Joe Atom (The Atoms)
7.20 Sam Jarvis (Son of Gun/Fuzzy Dunlop)
8.00 Carol Hodge (Crass/Slice of Life)
8.40 Dan Allen (Ducking Punches)
9.20 Andrew Cream (Live from California)
10.00 Selina Martin (Live from Canada)
Saturday 9th May
6.00 Will Hart (Sprainer)
6.40 Jordy (A Great Notion/Shirka)
7.20 Duncan Redmonds (Snuff/Guns n Wankers)
8.00 Alex Wonk (Wonk Unit)
8.40 Tim Holehouse
9.20 Helen Chambers (Misfortune Cookie)
10.00 Dan Goatham (Spoilers)

So we’re joining forces with No Gods No Managers to put on one hell of a show on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th May – no longer can it be the original BBQ & Bands events it was going to be – for obvious reasons.  But you can still do your own BBQ, have a few beers chilled and ready, and join us in the daft chat as we enjoy at least six acts per night!

Matty’s brother Paul suggested it be a fundraiser to support homelessness as this was a cause close to his heart, so it’s going to be that too x – the fund-raiser page is here; https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/biglangsgig 

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Skate-Aid 6 DIY Punk All Dayer

Skate-aid 6 with Wonk unit

14 acts, one massive all dayer of a punk gig!  Our Skate-aid 6 all-dayer is our biggest diy punk gig of the year, taking over upstairs and downstairs, inside and outside!  We start with three great bands downstairs, then back up to the beer garden for an amazing vegan BBQ outside by our good mates at Resist! Vegan Kitchen.  Enjoy the June sun as you chill with a cold drink, decent food, great company, and FOUR acoustic acts in the back bar.

Probably a specially brewed beer again, helping to raise money for Skate-aid charity.  Possibly a few stalls too – and all in aid of Skate-aid charity, raising funds to put skate-parks in some of the worlds most deprived areas of the world.

Our headliner is once again the mighty kings of the DIY punk scene in the UK – WONK UNIT!   Alex Wonk brings the gang back once more to play one of our gigs – it’s a Scary Clown Presents institution!

JUST 5 TICKETS ON THE DOOR!  

LINE-UP IS….

evening session…

WONK UNIT
The Crippens
The Menstrual Cramps
The Siknotes
The Long Game (aka Skaciety)
Sprainer
The Deadites


acoustic session…

Mark Murphy (Croc Gods/No Marks)
Sam Maloney (Mixtape Saints)
Christian Smith
Arms and Hearts  

early session…

Not for You
Punch Drunk
Petrol. Boys

JUST 5 TICKETS ON THE DOOR!  

RUNNING TIMES:

Wonk Unit 10.45-11.30
The Crippens 9.55-10.25
Menstrual Cramps 9.05-9.35
Siknotes 8.15-8.45
The Long Game 7.25-7.55
Sprainer 6.35-7.05
Deadites 5.45-6.15

Mark Murphy 4.30-5pm
Sam Maloney 4-4.25
Christian Smith 3.30-3.55
Arms & Hearts 3-3.25

Not for You 2.10-2.40
Petrol Boys 1.20-1.50
Punch Drunk 12.30-1

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The Scary Clown Presents a Punk Rock BBQ & Flea Market

Wonk Unit april bbq 2018

wonk and raging nathans official posterAn afternoon of a Vegan BBQ and Flea Market and hanging with the good folks followed by a 7 band evening spectacular in the voodoo lounge.  Afternoon open to all – tickets required for music later.   Mama Liz’s opens 12 noon and I expect we shall be there on the dot to set-up.. BBQ feeding from 2.30pm … bands downstairs from 5.30pm sharp!   See you there!

This year we welcome back the mighty WONK UNIT who are touring with THE RAGING NATHANS from the US of A!

Our ‘all dayer’ events are legendary – and our April BBQ event is always sold out.   This is a special gig, part of Wonk Unit and The Raging Nathan’s big UK joint headline tour!   Yep we only bring the finest in DIY Punk for your entertainment.  We’ve got a lot of friends playing this gig, plus some bands breaking their SCP cherry!

Any age allowed if accompanied by an adult over 18.

UPDATE:   TICKETS SOLD OUT!  Yep we sold out three weeks early!

BAND TIMINGS

Tokyo Rankers 5.30-5.55pm
The Atoms 6.15-6.40pm
Beverley Kills 7-7.25pm
Wolfbeast Destroyer 7.45-8.15pm
Vanilla Pod 8.35-9.05pm
The Raging Nathans 9.25-10pm
Wonk Unit 10.30-11.30pm

Wonk Unit – https://www.facebook.com/wonkunitband/?ref=br_rs
The Raging Nathans – https://www.facebook.com/TheRagingNathans/
Vanilla Pod – https://www.facebook.com/vanillapodrock/
Wolfbeast Destroyer – https://www.facebook.com/wolfbeastcrust/
Beverley Kills – https://www.facebook.com/BeverleyKills/?ref=br_rs
The Atoms – https://www.facebook.com/theatomsuk/
The Tokyo Rankers – https://www.facebook.com/TheToykoRankers/

 

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Skate-Aid 4 – Punk Rock All Dayer with Wonk Unit

You know the drill – this is our 4th all day punk rock gig raising money for Skate Aid.  In previous years you’ve helped us raise hundreds of quid for this little known but fantastic charity.

Save The Date: Saturday 24th June 2017

All Day INSANITY!!!!  BUY TICKETS HERE – we will keep some back @ £15 on the door, first come first served, get there early!

15 acts, including acoustic sets during the BBQ and lots of fantastic banging bands in the Voodoo Lounge.   The afternoon featured our very own vegan BBQ, and specially brewed craft beer; “Summer Frightening” – a 5% golden summer ale (vegan and gluten reduced/free).

UPDATE:  Duncan Redmonds of Snuff added to the line-up!  The legendary drummer/singer first time at a Scary Clown gig – hopefully not the last!!

OUR LINE-UP IS COMPLETE – WONK UNIT HEADLINE!

Wonk Unit – the leaders of the DIY punk pack, our fav 21st century good old boys!
Murderburgers – break their Stamford virginity!
Spoilers – a very welcome return!
Duncan Redmonds — the legend!   Snuff/Billy No Mates/Guns n Wankers/Toy Dolls etc etc
Traits – while the Human Project had to pull out.. some of them are coming, in the form of the shit hot Traits!
Pizza Tramp – possibly the most exciting thing in UK Hardcore right now!
Lilith Ai – Fiesty street soul
DeadBeat at Dawn – Mentalist punk/ska/rap fusionists
The Deadites – P Town favorites
I Got Spiders – Rockin’ Punk with Swagger
The Baby Seals – Saucy Pop Punk with humour and brains
Joe Tiltson – Former Random Hand man doing an acoustic BBQ set in back bar.
The Siknotes – Grisbys finest return!
Natterers – Hardcore Punk from Yorkshire
Crocodile God – Liverpool’s finest punk

BUY TICKETS HERE – we will keep some back @ £15 on the door, first come first served, get there early!

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2016 Scary Clown Xmas Cracker!

Wonk Unit xmas gig stamford

The Scary Clowns Xmas party will flick the frozen nipples off of Wonk Units Mr Splashy tour with wizard kickers PizzaTramp, Grimsby gluggers The Siknotes and Peterboroughs very own Scumbus.  Come and celebrate Christmas with us in Stamford, with one of our most exciting Xmas line-ups ever.  Friday 9th December, doors 8pm, Tix £7 adv, £8 on the door.

Come and hear Wonk play songs from Mr Splashy, their brand new magnificent Album!

TICKETS NOW ON THE DOOR ONLY – £8.  JUST 20 LEFT SO ARRIVE BY 8PM!

Wonk Unit:  Well there’s not a lot we need to say about these 21st century punks.  One of the hardest working bands in the DIY punk scene, with an ever growing fanbase – the “Wonkfam”.  https://www.facebook.com/wonkunitband/
Pizza Tramp:  This time the full band will join us for more mid 80’s full on hardcore sound.  We love these guys, and they are one of the bright new lights of the scene. https://www.facebook.com/Pizzatrampuk/
The Siknotes: Another utterly mad band who will bring a big sense of humour to the party.  https://www.facebook.com/thesiknotes/
Scumbus: About time we got these local chaps along!  4 piece pboro punksters; https://www.facebook.com/ScumbusUK/

TICKETS NOW ON THE DOOR ONLY – £8.  JUST 20 LEFT SO ARRIVE BY 8PM!

 

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