Crass – Love Songs special edition

Love Songs is the book which compiles all of the words to all of the songs by Crass. Originally published by Pomona in 2004 as a paperback, and out of print for a couple of years,  we felt it was time for a resurrection.  Love Songs seems a fitting endpoint to the Crassical Collection – the remastered and expanded CDs of Crass’ studio albums.

Love Songs may seem to some an ironic title for the words of Crass, who are often dismissed as “angry shouty noise” by those Continue reading

Steve Ignorant’s The Last Supper goes to America

Steve Ignorant is off to the New Country tomorrow with his band of merry men and women.  Steve is doing a tour called The Last Supper, which he says is his celebration of Crass, the band he founded in 1977 with Penny Rimbaud.  None of the other members of Crass are involved, but all gave their blessing.  Steve’s band includes Gizz Butt (Destructors, English Dogs, The Prodigy, The More I See), Spike Smith (Morrissey, Conflict, Killing Joke, the Damned), Bob Butler (Schwartzeneggar, The Tone), and Carol Hodge (Electraglide, Synko, Bad Taste Barbies).  The set includes all of Ignorant’s favourite songs from the period 1977-1984, when he feels the band were at their peak, and before things “got a bit heavy and horrible” due both to external pressures on the band resulting from their political activism, and internal strain on the band personally after seven years of living and working together in such a demanding atmosphere.

All gigs are listed with ticket links below.

After these dates the band visit Australia and New Zealand in June and then the tour ends in London on 19th November, which according to Steve, is the last time he will ever sing Crass songs.

More info on Steve’s web site.

2011

April 20 Brooklyn, NY @ Europa (plus A.P.P.L.E. and Thulsa Doom)
April 21 Montreal, QC @ Theatre Olympia (more tickets now available)
April 22 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
April 23 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
April 26 Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s (plus The Estranged)
April 27 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
April 29 Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater (plus Aztlan Underground)
April 30 Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
May 1 Scottsdale, AZ @ Chaser’s Nightclub
May 3 Austin, TX @ Emo’s
May 5 Gainesville, FL @ Common Grounds
May 6 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
May 7 Baltimore, MD @ Sonar (plus Final Conflict and Aghast)
May 8 New York, NY @ Santo’s – SOLD OUT

 

Busy Mr. Ignorant

Old Igs (that’s Mr. Steve Ignorant to you) has been busy this week.  He’s posted some video interviews talking about Crass, The Last Supper tour, the Feeding Of the 5000 gigs, etc.  Have a gander.

He’s also gone and announced the date that he will sing Crass songs on stage for the last time ever. That will be 19th November at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London, which will be the final date of The Last Supper tour. And he’s only got none other than The Cravats playing with him.

Go on, Igs.

Steve Ignorant book talk & signing at Rough Trade East on Monday

Southern's first book!

Great news – John Robb, famous journalist, author and musician, has just confirmed that he will be the interviewer for the book talk.  Get in!

On Monday 8th November at 6pm at Rough Trade East, Steve Ignorant will be interviewed about his recently published autobiography, The Rest Is Propaganda, followed by a Q&A and book signing.  It’s free, and all are welcome – no book purchase required!

Rough Trade East is located at:  Dray Walk, Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane London E1 6QL

The talk starts at 6pm and will finish around 7pm.

Rough Trade shop event info

Facebook event info

Steve  has been touring with his merry band of players, playing to devoted crowds across the continent as part of The Last Supper tour, and it ain’t over yet!  The Last Supper will soon be served in the following locations:

  • Saturday 20 November FI Tampere – Klubi
  • Sunday 21 November FI Helsinki – Nosturi
  • Friday 26 November IE Dublin – Button Factory (with TV Smith and Paranoid Visions)
  • Saturday 27 November NI Belfast – Empire (with Stalag 17 and Aggressors BC)

Plus he is working on confirming some dates further afield:

  • USA and Canada (hopefully March 2011)
  • Australia and New Zealand (hopeflly April 2011)
  • London (the very last gig, sometime in 2011)

Keep up to date with all the tour goings on via the Southern blog, Steve’s website and his Facebook page.

Thanks.