Punk

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

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

Brighton Punx Picnic benefit

Only a couple of weeks to wait until this gig, a benefit for Brighton Punx Picnic 2012, which is in turn a benefit for Brighton Anti-Fascists, Sussex Hunt Sabs and Autonomous Spaces.  Featuring Ephemeral Foetus, Husbands n Knives, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Greed Force and Matt Black and The Emulsions - it's all kicking off at The Hydrant on 13th April 2012. Admission is £3 un/minimum waged, £4 everyone else which is a recession busting 80p per band, or even less if you're skint.  Bring along a few extra pennies though, because I'll be bringing the Good Lookin' South...
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Date: 29 Mar 2012 14:17
Author: Chris
Tags: brighton brighton gigs punk

Poly Styrene 1957 - 2011

I don’t remember the first time I ever heard the X-ray Spex. I assume that my mum must have played them while I was growing up. But I remember the first time I ever heard them. I must have been thirteen years old, sat in my bedroom. At the time, it was covered in posters of people I wanted to be like, from a music scene I’d discovered aged eleven and devoured wholeheartedly. I’d found one of my mum’s old tapes - a punk compilation from the early 80’s that I still have, and I’d been listening to...
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Date: 01 Sep 2011 06:00
Author: Nat
Tags: issue 1 punk

Richie Blitz - Protest Songs and Singalongs

It’s kind of weird being this into a friend’s record, but it’s just that good! Folk-punk about politics and drinking done so fucking perfectly. It’s a free download, but be warned, if you listen more than once, you’ll find the songs have well and truly burrowed their way into your brain. ‘We Shall Die Free’ has one of the best choruses I’ve heard in a long time.
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Date: 01 Sep 2011 06:00
Author: Chris
Tags: issue 1 punk reviews

Dimebag Jonnys - Ex-Teenage Rebels

Straight up punk with bits of fast distorted ska, and a Suicidal Tendencies influence. The vocals have that Tim Armstrong slur but they grow on you if you can get past that and the sometimes slightly dumb lyrics.
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Date: 01 Sep 2011 06:00
Author: Chris
Tags: issue 1 punk reviews