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Issue #4 - about bloody time

So yeah, it's taken quite a while (#3 was released at the Choking Victim gig in 2012 which seems like a lifetime ago now), but issue #4 of Good Lookin' South is finally here! You can find more details and buy it online from the GLS Distro. Alternatively, you can get it from The Cowley Club (Brighton), Punker Bunker (Brighton), Riot Ska (Bristol), Prejudice Me (Manchester) and other distros being added all the time. If you want a copy for trade, or multiple copies for your distro or family gifts throughout the year give...
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Date: 05 Mar 2014 14:01
Author: Chris
Tags: distro good lookin' south

State of the Distro

Some of you might have noticed that a lot of the stock on this distro is sold out and we're running low on a lot of everything else - I figured I should probably address what's going on with it and why I've not been getting any more stuff in for a couple of months now. First up, there's the money - there's no profit being taken on any of the zines or books, the price you see on the site is the price I paid to get the zines and books in.  That means there's no money to reinvest in...
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Date: 29 Sep 2012 13:56
Author: Chris
Tags: distro good lookin' south website

Punx Picnic all-dayer

Punx Picnic all-dayer flyer Coming up on 15th September 2012 the Brighton Punx Picnic crew return with an all-dayer raising money for Brighton Hunt Sabs at The Cowley Club from 2pm. Featuring: Headjam, Skub Zero, Dog Shite, This Ends Here, Avenge Thee and Naime, Corn on the Rob, Wobbly Rebels, Greed Force, Brain Jelly, Summerslam 88, Richie Blitz, Karl Wheeler. Come on down and enjoy some incredible punk, ska, dub, hardcore and crust bands, distro stalls and a vegan BBQ out in the garden. There's something for everyone and all the cash is going to Brighton Hunt Sabs who...
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Date: 06 Sep 2012 16:24
Author: Chris
Tags: brighton brighton gigs punk

Issue 2: Record Reviews

Social Schism - A Conflicting Mass Of Media Misinformation Fuck yeah!  Straight up punk mixing up 80s US hardcore with some ferocious anarchist and anti-fascist lyrics across eight tracks in just over a quarter of an hour.  Thundering along at full pelt with a few samples and chunks from live performances until about half way through when suddenly, surprise dub reminiscent of Inner Terrestrials in the form of They Shall Not Pass (no prizes for guessing what that’s about), and then kicking back in with more of the same angry, no nonsense hardcore punk fucking rock. (Self Released) Beng Beng Cocktail, Atrocity...
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Date: 23 Aug 2012 18:03
Author: Chris
Tags: good lookin' south issue 2 punk reviews

Brighton gigs: September 2011 to January 2012

September then, as far as I remember it was warmer than the summer, and filled with amazing gigs in and out of Brighton.  Starting things off was an Brighton Anti-Fascists benefit gig at The Cowley Club headlined by China Shop Bull who were quite something.  Mashing up a bit of drum’n’bass with punk isn’t a hugely original idea, but it is one that few have done well.  These guys certainly know how to party anyway, coming up somewhere between Goldie Lookin’ Chain and Mouthwash - they even played a drum’n’bass cover of The Dead Kennedys, purists will complain, but I...
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Date: 23 Aug 2012 18:01
Author: Chris
Tags: brighton gigs good lookin' south issue 2 punk reviews

New issue - summer 2012

The new issue of Good Lookin' South has finally come back from the printers in all it's black and white glory. 16 pages and only 30p, you can see what's inside and buy it from the Good Lookin' South Distro. You can also get it from Punker Bunker in Brighton, and any future Good Lookin' South punk gigs in Brighton.
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Date: 29 Jul 2012 16:50
Author: Chris
Tags: good lookin' south punk

Creeping Stupidity (the day the racists came to town)

The day started bright and early yesterday (by a Sunday's standards) when we arrived in Brighton city centre at half eleven in order to counter-demonstrate against the 'March for England' (who are basically the EDL in a bad wig). We met up with some like-minded anarchists and assorted anti-fascists at our tactically chosen meeting point of The Clock Tower at the bottom of Queen's Road, decided upon for its difficulty to kettle and central location meaning it was easy to quickly reach any of the possible routes the march was due to take, and were disappointed to...
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Date: 23 Apr 2012 16:06
Author: Nat
Tags: anarchism anti-fascism brighton

DIY or Die: Vegan Sausage and Mash Extravaganza

Vegan sausage, spinach and mustard mash, yorkshire puddings, cauliflower cheese and onion gravy Warning: I am really crap at being accurate with measurements and times! Yorkshire puddings Preheat your oven as hot as it will go, with bun tins/muffin moulds/yorkshire pudding tins with a layer of oil in it. Whisk 115g plain flour, 1tsp salt and 1 heaped tsp of gram (chickpea) flour with 1/2pt soy milk (unsweetened!) until there's no lumps (should be quite a thin batter) When the oil is so hot it's smoking, pour a small amount (I get 8 YPs out of this batter, they rise a lot...
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Date: 11 Apr 2012 18:51
Author: Nat
Tags: diy or die recipes

Safe Spaces at shows

If you've ever been to a Good Lookin' South gig, or before that, a Born Free? DIY gig, you may have noticed a bit of paper on the table by the door (not the one with the door tax on it, or the piles of unsold zines) with a few suggestions on how to, and how not to act.  That would be our safe space policy, or to use it's alternative name, the "Don't be a Dick" policy. It's a sad fact that we still feel it's necessary to have this notice, but unfortunately the punk scene, and...
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Date: 04 Apr 2012 20:17
Author: Chris
Tags: anti-fascism brighton gigs feminism punk

Fancy a free zine?

The King Blues, pretending to give a shit since 2001 I'm clearly in a generous mood, or perhaps I'm just smug that the pseudo-anarchist, major label, misogynist, arseholes of The King Blues have finally split up after making the UK punk scene suffer their naïve, ill thought out politics, so I've decided to give away a few free copies of Good Lookin' South. As if their music and attitude wasn't enough to make you hate The King Blues, let's not forget how Itch treated former band members and his ex partner and their child.  What a dick. Image credit: @PaulGrahamRaven
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Date: 03 Apr 2012 18:56
Author: Chris
Tags: good lookin' south punk