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Ancient Canadian punk artefact unearthed!

We here at Southern are proud to announce the unearthing of a rare artefact, the reissue of a long-lost album by the world’s oldest surviving Canadian punk band. Yes, the great-great-great-grandaddies of punk, NoMeansNo, and their stupendous masterpiece Worldhood Of The World (As Such).

The album was discovered in an underwater cave deep in the Canadian wilderness by a Mountie who was looking for some lost children. When he found the boxes containing the masters, the Mountie (not pictured, right) said that he at first believed he had found some unreleased Neil Young tapes. “I could not believe it when I realised they were actually NoMeansNo tapes,” he said, “And I couldn’t wait to tell my mother. She was so proud. She remembers her mother talking about going to actually see NoMeansNo play, back in the day.”

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Subhumans Gigs

Citizen Fish

The anarcho-punk hardcore band Subhumans continue to blast their way through the never ending tour. They press on with several UK shows lined up for you over the next few months. Following the reissue of Subhumans’ back catalogue, remastered from original analogue master tapes, their live presence is as strong as ever stamping in your memory as one of the best original UK punk bands.

  • Dec 14 – Champions, Bournemouth UK
  • Dec 15 – The Fleece, Bristol UK
  • Dec 16 – Kasbah, Coventry UK
  • Dec 17 -Corporation, Sheffield UK
  • Dec 18 – Borderline, London UK
  • Jan 09 – The Pitz, Milton Keynes UK
  • Jan 10 – The Pitz, Milton Keynes UK

Get all the deluxe albums and LPs on our webshop here!

Subhumans – Somebody’s Mother by Southern

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

 

Lock Up Your Grandmas – NoMeansNo are coming to Europe

Yes, that’s right, the great-great-granddaddies of punk-rock are once again leaving the comfort of the old-folks home, packing their best slippers and heading over to Europe for the whole of April (dates below).

We obtained the following quote from the band regarding their upcoming tour:

WHAT? WHAT? WHO? SPEAK UP! Who’s going to Europe?

Well, we joke, but we’d love to see some of today’s young whippersnappers tour as relentlessly as these fellas do. After this tour they are taking a break of just one month and then they are straight back out to Europe playing shows for the whole of June! Bringing sudden outbursts of eardrum-bursting punk rock to cities and towns all through Europe.

Those of you who didn’t manage to get hold of Tour EPs 1 & 2 on vinyl during the last tour, will be happy to know the band will be bringing more with them for this jaunt across the continent. All NMN produce can also be picked up in our web shop.

NoMeansNo – Rocking out in a city near you!

Date – Location – Venue

4-Apr - Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace

7-Apr - St. Germain en Laye, France – La Clef

8-Apr - Bordeaux, France – Le Rocher De Palmer

9-Apr - Andoain, Spain – Gaztetxe

10-Apr – Vigo, Spain – La Iguana

12-Apr - Porto, Portugal – Porto Rio

13-Apr - Lisbon, Portugal – ZDB

14-Apr - Granada, Spain – Sala El Tren

15-Apr - Madrid, Spain – La Sala Live

16-Apr - Zaragoza, Spain – Arena Rock

17-Apr - Barcelona, Spain – Apolo 2

19-Apr - Firenze, Italy – Auditorium Flog

20-Apr - Milano, Italy – Cox 18

21-Apr - Ljubljana, Slovenia – Cvetlicarna

22-Apr - Brezice, Slovenia – MC Brezice

23-Apr - Osijek, Croatia – Mini Theatre

25-Apr - Zagreb, Croatia – KSET

26-Apr - Vienna, Austria – Arena

27-Apr - Prague, Czech Republic – Futurum

28-Apr - Nurnberg, Germany – K4

29-Apr - Frankfurt, Germany – Exzess

30-Apr - Venlo, Holland – Perron 55

02-Jun - Koln, Germany – Gebaude 9

03-Jun - Bremen, Germany – 25 Years of Trust Magazine Festival

04-Jun - (near) Hamburg, Germany – Wilwarin Festival

05-Jun - Copenhagen, Denmark – Loppen

07-Jun - Tønsberg, Norway – Total

08-Jun - Stavanger, Norway – Checkpoint Charlie

09-Jun - Bergen, Norway – Garage

10-Jun - Lillehammer, Norway – Felix

11-Jun - Trondheim, Norway – Blaest

12-Jun - Oslo, Norway – Blitz

14-Jun - Turku, Finland – Klubi

15-Jun - Tampere, Finland – Klubi

16-Jun - Kuopio, Finland – Henry’s Pub

17-Jun - Helsinki, Finland – Nosturi

18-Jun - Järvakandi, Estonia – Rabarock Festival