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NoMeansNo European Tour

Okay people, time to start doing your stretching exercises and double your vitamin dose in preparation for one of the most highly anticipated events on the over 70’s calendar – it’s the NOMEANSNO tour of Europe!These guys know how to take a venue, blow the doors off and leave the audience half-deaf and covered in sweat and beer.  This is what the joy of live music is all about.

NoMeansNoWrongnam Style European Tour

05.08.13 Amsterdam, Netherlands (Sugar) Melkweg
05.09.13 Obernausen, Germany Druckluft
05.10.13 Bielefeld, Germany Forum
05.11.13 Lubeck, German Treibsand
05.12.13 Flensburg, Germany Volxbad
05.14.13 Copenhagen, Denmark Loppen
05.15.13 Halden, Norway Feelgood
05.16.13 Lillehammer, Norway Felix
05.17.13 Trondheim, Norway Blaest
05.18.13 Oslo, Norway Parkteatret
05.19.13 Aalborg, Denmark 1000 Fryd
05.21.13 Nottingham, UK The Doghouse
05.22.13 Manchester, UK Sound Control
05.23.13 Dublin, Ireland Whelans
05.24.13 Cork, Ireland Crane Lane
05.25.13 Belfast, Ireland Voodoo
05.26.13 Glasgow, Scotland Stereo
05.28.13 Edinburgh, Scotland Electric Circus
05.29.13 Newcastle, UK The Cluny
05.30.13 Exeter, UK The Cavern
05.31.13 London, UK The Lexington
06.01.13 Bristol, UK Exchange
06.02.13 Brighton, UK The Haunt
06.04.13 Nijmegen, Netherlands Doornroosje
06.05.13 Nurnberg, Germany K4
06.06.13 Prague, Czech Republic Lucerna Music Bar
06.07.13 Leipzig, Germany Ut Connewitz
06.08.13 Frankfurt, Germany Au Fest

Nomeansno are 33 1/3 years old and they like to tour

These days, punk is like classic rock.  It’s “oldies”.  People who liked punk when it was actually happening are in old age homes now.  They have great-grandchildren.  They remember the time before there was electricity.

Nomeansno are like that.  They started their band in 1979, which apart from being 33 1/3 years ago (which is coincidentally the number of rounds per minute on a long-playing vinyl record), is also before the invention of the motor car.  Go on, look it up.

Nomeansno put out a record called Old, because that’s what they are.  It’s been out of print for a while so we just pressed some more up in black & white splatter vinyl.  Check this out.

WRONG37 splatterCool. right?  Well we thought so.

Nomeansno are also touring.  They do that a lot.  Old people get stuck in their habits and they don’t like change.   They’re coming to the UK for the first time in about five years, and to be honest, in the live environment, they kick the shit out of any band formed since about 1999.  Which is pretty impressive for old people.

MAY

  • Tuesday 21st Nottingham – The Doghouse
  • Wedensday 22nd Manchester – Sound Control
  • Sunday 26th Glasgow – Stereo
  • Tuesday 28th Edinburgh – Electric Circus
  • Wedensday 29th Newcastle – The Cluny
  • Thursday 30th Exeter – The cavern
  • Friday 31st London, Islington – The Lexington

JUNE

  • Saturday 1st Bristol – Exchange
  • Sunday 2nd Brighton – The Hydrant

You can buy Old and a bunch of other Nomeansno stuff in our shop.

Thanks.

 

Action Beat tour in support of The Condition

Bletchley’s infamous sons Action Beat are packing up all their musical mayhem and putting it in the back of a van.   Next week they start a tour of Europe, their first tour since May 2012 (for most bands that wouldn’t be saying much, but Action Beat once lived on the road).

Seeing Action Beat live is truly an exceptional experience, and we are more than a little miffed that there are no UK dates on this tour.   Europe is clearly a better place to be!

TCX06VAction Beat are touring with four other bands (not all shows, check locally for details) and they will have copies of their latest Truth Cult opus The Condition available for sale.

Action Beat – www.soundcloud.com/actionbeat
Bad Body – www.soundcloud.com/badbody
Mons Meg – www.soundcloud.com/monsmeg
Sense of Adventure – http://vimeo.com/14972257
The Crease – http://www.reverbnation.com/thecrease/

MARCH

  • Thursday 28th – Poortgebouw, NL
  • Friday 29th – Caen, FR
  • Saturday 30th – Karlsruhe – DE
  • Sunday 31st – Prague, CZ

APRIL

  • Monday 1st – KAW, Leverkusen, DE
  • Tuesday 2nd – Leige, BE
  • Wednesday 3rd – 301, Amsterdam, NL
  • Thursday 4th – Nancy, FR
  • Friday 5th – Marseille – FR
  • Saturday 6th – HUMAN FEATHER ALLDAYER 2013, UPLOAD
  • address: Plaça Major, 9 Poble Espanyol, 08038 Barcellona
  • Sunday 7th – LYON, Grrrrnd Zero
  • Monday 8th – OFF
  • Tuesday 9th – Basel, CH TBC
  • Wednesday 10th – l’Usine (Kalvingrad), Geneva, CH
  • Thursday 11th – Colmar, FR
  • Friday 12th – Festival near Rennes (details soon), FR
  • Saturday 13th – Frankfurt – IVI – DE
  • Sunday 14th – Bateau Ivre – Mons, BE