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The Scary Clown Presents… a DIY Punk Compilation Album!

Scary Clown Presents team album announcement

Bloody exciting news alert!!!

Our punk collective has been thinking about extending our reach by creating a small independent record label for some time – and to kick that off we’ve decided to start with a compilation album, entitled “The First Five Years”.  We’ve had over 100 bands play at our gigs over the last five years (we celebrate that 5th birthday at our next gig at Mama Liz’s, which also celebrates their 10th year of being a cracking independent music venue.

So SCP0001 “The First Five Years” is well underway, with almost all the bands & tracks agreed (30ish in total), our music producer guru is in place, and we want all tracks with him before the end of October!

We’ve got some of the cream of the DIY punk scene on this banger, and in many cases it’s never released tracks!  We’ve got quotes in for the manufacture & pressing – we are going for top quality production values on our first baby, no expense spared, no bank account left in the black.  We are talking a double vinyl gatefold LP and a full to bursting CD!

Artwork mock-ups are underway (we’ve got a ton of great photos thanks to scene photograph Mark Richards and local hotshot Pawel!)… and a rough schedule is in place too keep us honest.  We may have the best punk rock Xmas pressie of all time on our hands!

Cheers to all the bands coming in on this adventure with us!

The Scary Clown Presents…  DIY Gigs & Record Label. 

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The Scary Clown Presents Helps Mama Liz’s Celebrate 10 Years!

capitalist kids oct 27

We’ve been putting on gigs for quite a few years now – but our main venue, Mama Liz’s Voodoo Lounge, has been around even longer.  This October it celebrates its 10th year putting on shows, and we are very proud to be able to put on the official gig to celebrate that fact.

The only thing which would really celebrate this birthday would be one of our huge 1/2 dayers, so we’ve booked seven cracking bands to join us – including a band all the way from the USA – The Capitalist Kids!   They are touring the UK with Aerial Salad, who played one of their earliest gigs with us under the wing of Alex Wonk.  We are lucky to be able to bring both bands along to Stamford, to join the rest of the amazing line-up!

We start the day at 2pm, with one of our famous ‘chill sessions’ for the first three hours – just come along and have a beer or cocktail, and why not try some of the amazing Vegan street food from our friends Resist! Vegan Kitchen?   Come 5.15pm we should all be nicely relaxed and ready for SEVEN DIY PUNK BANDS, who will be rocking down in the Voodoo Lounge until late.   Children are allowed if with an adult, so feel free to bring along those budding punks!

Tickets are £12 advance, and will be £15 on the door, so save £3 per ticket if you order from our ticket shop before the event!

 

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!!!

BRASSICK – Hi Energy Punk hardcore with rocking licks from the West Midlands making their Stamford debut!

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

GET YOUR ADVANCE TICKETS HERE

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Local paper prints a full page SCP feature!

Peterborough Telegraph Scary Clown Presents feature

Fame at last… well at least a little recognition of what the Scary Clown Presents… is doing for the local music scene, as the local paper prints a full page spread about us.  It includes a great photo from DIY Punk’s “mr photography”, Mark Richards, who has been our guest at a couple of our shows.  He really does capture the essence of the gig with his photos.

Anyway – it’s a good pat on the back, and more importantly for us, it may bring some new people to our shows, hopefully let some young punk / alternative music fans find out about us, and join in the friendly party that our gigs are!

We’ve managed to talk about both of our usual venues, Mama Liz’s in Stamford, and The Ostrich Inn in Peterborough.

PARTY!

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Wonk Unit & Raging Nathans added to our April 2018 BBQ Gig!

Wonk Unit april bbq 2018

YES!  We are dead chuffed to be able to announce that our amazing friends WONK UNIT will return once again to Mama Liz’s Voodoo Lounge in Stamford, this time as part of their dual headline show with the USA band RAGING NATHANS!

It’s rare one of our gigs features a touring band from the states, so make sure you get tickets for this one, as our Wonk Unit gigs nearly always sell out, and our all dayers with vegan BBQ are legendary 🙂   We plan to have a bit of a flea market too, so if you’re someone arty or who has hand-made stuff to sell, get in touch with us!  We plan to support the local exotic pet refuge, and they may well be bringing OWLS with em!

The line-up is completed with five other great bands, some old friends a couple of bands new to Scary Clown Presents… events.

More details here – and £13.50 advance tickets are already available for one of the most fun DIY Punk gigs of 2018!

Full line-up

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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Thanks for a PunkTastic 2017!

Punk xmas 2017 gig poster

Our small gang of reprobates at The Scary Clown Presents… would like to thank every single band, and every one of you who came along to our gigs in 2017.  After initially believing we would be winding down… we actually probably put on more shows than ever, extending ourselves from our lovely base at Mama Liz’s Voodoo Lounge to put smaller acoustic shows on at the Ostrich Inn in Peterborough town centre.  This year has also seen us invest some of our hard earned dosh in a back-line – adding a brand new Marshall guitar amp, a big chunky bass amp, and a set of drum shells (and now high-hat and cymbal stands!).  This allows the visiting bands to come ‘light’ – and hopefully encourage more bands to come along.

We have lots planned for 2018 – a gig in March is already organised (tickets going up soon), our April BBQ and Gig is pretty much fully booked up with bands – and there’s going to be an exciting announcement about the dual headliners of that!  We also have our Skate-Aid 5 all dayer in the planning stage, with bands being approached for that line-up.

We’ve just got our DIY Punk XMAS PARTY gig to come, on 9th December…

Venue:  Mama Liz’s Voodoo Lounge,
Tix:  £7 advance, or pay £8.50 on the night.
Date:  Saturday 9th December 2017

LINE-UP

Bolshy from Liverpool are gonna make you shake your baubles xhttps://www.facebook.com/bolshyliverpool/
The Crash Mats are a total party band!!  Ska and Fun.  https://www.facebook.com/TheCrashMats/
BONO are hardcore punk from Norwich https://www.facebook.com/bonohardcore/
The Deadites are firm Scary Clown favourites and damn sexy too! https://www.facebook.com/thedeaditesuk/

Get your tickets to our Xmas Party gig here.

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The Castle Builder – Edinburgh Fringe Smash hits Peterborough Town

Being old punks, we’re all about supporting local events, especially anything less mainstream and different.

There’s a show coming to our hometown of Peterborough on the 10th November 2017, which impressed at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe, and a friend of ours is helping to promote it so why wouldn’t we give it a mention here?  It’s  a cross between a TED talk and a Rock show apparently.  It celebrates the DIY ethic – which is what we’re all about.

THE CASTLE BUILDER

10th Nov 2017.  The Undercroft, Serpentine Green, PE7 8BE Peterborough

Kid Carpet and Vic Llewellyn take you on a musical, magical, moving & comic journey through the minds of some of our planet’s most eccentric and creative individuals. A smash-hit success at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe.

The show spirals outwards from personal accounts into tales of outsider artists who’ve been inspired to build gigantic extraordinary structures, alone, in secret, and without artistic approval from the real world.

“It holds its audience, tenderly, in the palm of its hand, lifts us to the stars, then places us gently back down on earth, with a reminder that there’s always time to live better.”
– Exeunt (Maddy Costa):

Tickets link.   Facebook event page.

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Scary Clown Krispy Brown Creates Gig Listing Site

diy punk network

Our webmaster and beer brewer/drinker Krispy Brown has put his web skills to a new project – a new place to list and find gigs, which will concentrate on the DIY Punk scene, but also also gigs of all genres to be added > GigsGigsGigs.co.uk

It links to Facebook, pages with events to pull the gigs into the website automatically – so if you have a venue / promotion / band page and want your punk gigs listing, nip over and either register and add them yourself, or use the contact page to let Krispy know your Facebook page and he can do the rest.

Let’s hope it’s a useful resource for everyone in the scene – it’s obviously free to list/use!

The Scary Clowns Present Posse!

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8 Band Punk Gig and BBQ Extravaganza in Stamford

Scary Clown April Punk BBQ

The Scary Clown April BBQ and DIY Punk gig is now poking it’s head above the parapet of the dying embers of 2016…  and it’s going to be a a BANGER!

We are welcoming back some of our favourite bands, raising some money for Sea Shepherd while having a fantastic day!

Scary Clowns Punk Rock BBQ and half dayer is an afternoon spent hanging out and BBQ’ing in the awesome surroundings of Mama Lizs followed up with a relentless 8 band onslaught in the Voodoo Lounge from 5.30pm ish till Midnight. Possibly our most fun and bet attended date of last year.

When : Sat 29th April 2017.  2.30pm – Midnight
Venue : Mama Liz’s Voodoo Lounge
Address : 9A North St, Stamford, Lincs, PE9 1EL

OUR LINE-UP IS COMPLETE!

VANILLA POD!
Faintest Idea
The No Marks
Not Tonight and the Headaches
The Atoms
Aerial Salad

A Great Notion
Soviet Films

ORDER  YOUR TICKET NOW! (Names on door no physical tix)

BBQ 2.30 – 5.30pm.  A special craft beer brewed specially for the event to raise money for Sea Shepperd.

8 BANDS:  5.30pm – Midnight.

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