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Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
7:00 PM

With 2017 marking the U.K. Subs’ 40th anniversary; this legendary punk band continues to represent the true spirit of punk rock. Inspired by the Damned at the birth of British Punk, the now equally legendary Charlie Harper formed the Subs out of his then R&B outfit The Marauders, circa summer 1977.
Starting out as The Subversives, the name was shortened to The Subs and then changed to U.K. Subs, whilst early line-ups merged their high-speed R&B sound into punk.
October 1977 saw Charlie joined by Nicky Garratt on guitar, and it was the Harper/Garratt song writing partnership that would go on to collaborate on the band's most successful record releases. Through 1977 and 1978 the band played shows all over London including the infamous Roxy punk club, building up a fiercely loyal and sizeable following. Their first ‘recorded’ output was on the ‘Farewell To The Roxy’ LP.
This bought them to the attention of John Peel who was obviously impressed enough to offer to finance their first single. However, City Records ended up releasing their first brilliant single, C.I.D, in September 1978. It became a huge indie number 1 hit. In 1979, they signed to Gem Records and surprised everyone by becoming one of the most consistently and visibly successful punk bands, with seven consecutive UK Top 30 hits between 1979-81 - Stranglehold, Tomorrows Girls, She's Not There, Warhead, Teenage, Party In Paris and Keep On Running. They also scored two UK top ten albums - Brand New Age and Crash Course - establishing themselves throughout the world with a heavy touring schedule that still continues to this day.
Led by the indefatigable 72 years young Charlie Harper - now venerated as the godfather of UK punk - the band has continued to improve through various line-ups and record companies.
Still touring worldwide, they maintain that true spirit of punk rock continuing to inspire each subsequent generation of fans. There has never been any division of fan and band with the Subs, and Charlie’s unrelenting love of his audience and music shines through. This is something that galvanized listeners of Steve Lamacq’s BBC 6music show to vote them as the most respected of Punk ‘icons’, to win the 2010 Punk World Cup.
2016 saw the eagerly anticipated final album ‘Ziezo’ released - via a fabulously successful PledgeMusic campaign - to a crescendo of critical acclaim, as they completed their quest to be the first band to release their official albums alphabetically A to Z!. The worldwide touring regime has continued apace - including the USA, Europe and Japan as the band continue to entertain and amaze with their powerful live shows.
With a fabulous line up in place of Charlie, Steve Straughan on guitar, Alvin Gibbs on bass and Jamie Oliver on drums, the U.K. Subs continue to entertain, enlighten and enthuse with blistering recordings as well as their ever-popular enthralling live shows.
Like a vintage wine – the U.K. Subs just get better and better.


Der ehemalige ADVERTS Frontmann TV SMITH präsentiert sich auf sei-nem mittlerweile sechszehnten Studio Album „I Delete“ mit zehn brandneuen Songs so zeitgenössisch wie nie. Stets für eine Überra-schung gut, hat TV Smith auf dem komplett selbst-produzierten Al-bum einen genre-übergreifenden Punk/Pop/Garage Sound erschaffen, gepaart mit den scharfzüngigen Texten des Mannes, der oft auch als „Punk’s Greatest Lyricist” bezeichnet wird.

Verpackt in dreiminütige Songs und mit einer dreiköpfigen Band im Rü-cken, kämpft sich TV Smith gewohnt bissig und mit seinem ureigenen Zynismus durch die sozialen und kulturellen Unzulänglichkeiten unserer Zeit: Der Illusion des Fortschritts in den Songs „Replay” und „A Step Back”, Engstirnigkeit und Hetze im Internet in „Festival Of Fools”, dem Klischee der sogenannten „Broken Society“ in „It Don’t Work“, das Ge-fühl der Deplatzierung im modernen Leben in „Home Town” und „Lon-don Hum”, etc.

Zusätzlich zu den zehn neuen Songs finden sich auf der CD Version vier Bonus Tracks, die TV Smith für eine deutsche Theaterproduktion geschrieben hat und die bisher nur auf der „Dangerous Playground“ EP erhältlich waren. Für das neue Album wurden die Tracks von dem re-nommierten Produzenten Jon Caffery (u.a. Sex Pistols, Die Toten Ho-sen, etc) neu gemischt.

„Ich habe mich entschieden, ein Album zu produzieren, das inhaltlich die wichtigsten Themen der aktuellen Zeit und in meinem persönlichen Leben reflektieren“, so TV Smith.
„Gemeinsam mit zwei meiner besten Freunde, ohne Kompromisse und irgendwelche Zugeständnisse an die Mainstream Musikindustrie einfach nur offen und ehrlich das ausdrücken, was die Wahrheit ist. Ich bin überzeugt, dass „I Delete“ genauso Punk ist wie „Crossing The Red Sea With The Adverts“.


Wham Bam Bodyslam exist since 2008 and they are currently based in Vienna and Upper-Austria. They released their first LP in 2011 which they followed up with a Split-7” with the legendary Swingin’ Utters from San Francisco in 2012. Countless gigs in DIY-style so far brought them through Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Germany, Slovenia and Sweden. Recently they also played at some well-known Festivals like Pfingst Open Air in Germany or Punk Rock Holiday in Slovenia. Another Split-7” was released in 2014 followed by another successful tour through Europe.

It’s minimalistic, energetic folk-music with a special twist. Hints of Viennese waltz and old style Austrian folk clearly let their ancestry shine through the classic country and American folk influences. The singer’s rough voice brings out the punk roots of the band. The lyrics tell stories of social differences, fear, joy, travelling and drinking.

TICKETS: € 15,- / € 17,-