The memory is fading but there are still many of us who will never forget John Peel and his legacy. We’ve seen reports about many live music venues closing. There has never been a more important time for these places and for the bands. Please try to attend one of these John Peel-related events and let everybody know about them.
LIST OF EVENTS:
Saturday 1st October 2016 –
Lou and Rob presents RE: Peel
Our monthly club night RE:Peel, featuring the best in alternative music from local DJs makes a welcome return on Saturday October 1st in the main bar. This month will have four DJ’s playing music in the spirit of John Peel. With DJs Multiminded and Mystery Train DJs.
The DJ’s start at 8PM and it is FREE
Friday 14th October 2016 –
Keeping It Peel MCR
Broadcaster, DJ, record producer and journalist John Peel is BBC Radio 1’s longest serving DJ and considered by many to be one of the most important men in music.
He was one of the first DJs on British radio to play psych and prog rock, he played African music on mainstream radio before it was trendy and also played a part in introducing reggae and kraut rock to a mass audience. Without John we might never have heard of great bands like The Fall, Pink Floyd, Roxy Music and PJ Harvey.
On the weekend before the anniversary of Peel’s death we’ll be playing some of John’s favourite artists as well a selection of music from the John Peel archive and legendary Peel sessions.
On the night expect to hear the same eclectic mix that John was famed for including:
Shitmat, Ravi Shankar, Buzzcocks, Stereolab, Dave Clarke, Joy Division, Captain Beefheart, The Wedding Present, Eek-a-Mouse, Aphex Twin, Steel Pulse, Minutemen, Broadcast, Public Image Limited, The Velvet Underground, The Undertones, The Fall, Extreme Noise Terror, Rico, Linton Kwesi Johnson, The House of Love, Cocteau Twins, Pink Floyd, The Slits, Squarepusher, Culture, The Rolling Stones, Otis Redding, The Pixies, Yakasuki Singers, The Black Dog, Lilliput, Napalm Death, The Beatles, Aswad, Brian Eno, Cluster, Can, Donovan, Fela Kuti, The Damned, The Kinks, Derrick Morgan, Pere Ubu plus more
It will be from 9pm onwards and it is FREE ENTRY
Additionally: I have created some #keepingitpeel badges and sent some of these to Keeping It Peel MCR. These are VERY limited and will be handed out to the first 20 people through the door.
Friday 14th October 2016 –
Spinningchilli presents – JOHN PEEL NIGHT
Celebrating the life of the late great DJ John Peel (30th August 1939-25th October 2004).
Midlands based cow punk skiffle group, Terry & Gerry recorded several sessions for John Peel’s radio show, mid 80s. He chose their demo because his wife’s friends were also named Terry & Gerry. They made an LP, 6 singles, toured the UK, Europe, America and appeared on The Tube & The Old Grey Whistle Test. As energetic and vibrant as ever they continue to chronicle the lives of the people from the city they love, Birmingham.
Indie-rock band, the Wolfhounds made several singles, LPs and 3 Peel sessions. Reformed since 2005 their current line up includes David Callahan, Andy Golding, Peter Wilkins and Richard Golding. A brand new LP “Untied Kingdom ( … or how to come to terms with your culture)” is released on 14th October.
Simon&thePope are a new south coast punk funk drum & bass duo. Drummer Simon Charterton recorded 5 sessions with Peel faves The Higsons.
8:00pm @ The Prince Albert
Friday 21st October 2016 –
The Vale Earth Fair presents: John Peel Tribute Night
It’s been 12 years since we lost one of the world’s finest radio DJs and a new generation is here that barely know who he is. We won’t stand for this so need to educate them about what a diverse music collection really is!
So we will be selecting 18 music lovers from a varied range of musical backgrounds to give you 15 minutes each of what they think you should be listening to…
Saturday 22nd October 2016 –
The Culture Bunker presents: PUNK LONDON
Our next night will be on the 22nd October 2016. It takes place at a new venue in the shape of Camden’s The Constitution.
Taking our cue from John Peel’s 1976 Punk Special we will be playing punk/post-punk classics, rarities and jawdroppers from the 70’s to the present day as part of punk in London’s 40th anniversary.
It’s free as ever starting at 8pm. Note that the venue has extended opening hours to 1am.
Expect to hear the likes of The Sex Pistols, The New York Dolls, Richard Hell, The Saints, The Buzzcocks, 999, Siouxsie & The Banshees, The Ruts, The Clash, The Undertones,Blondie, Talking Heads, The Damned, Joy Division, The Fall, Stiff Little Fingers, Television and many more!
Saturday 22nd October 2016 –
John Peel Day “Unplugged”
Featuring, HALF DEAF CLATCH, DAVID BROAD, JACKSON D, RIVER JOHANSSON BAND, CROOKED WEATHER, PAVEY ARK, JIM DANBY, LYNWUD, GRAHAM BECK, RORY CANNON, OFF THE ROAD PSYCHEDELIC SUPER SKIFFLE BAND, TOM VAN WREN, GERTIE HARTSHORNE, HANNAH AFFORD.
A great line up of original musicians from the local area, performing some great original songs !
Free Entry All day event goes from 1pm till midnight.
Friday 28th October 2016 –
Tuff Life Boogie presents: Un-Peeled 2016
Un-Peeled, Preston’s annual tribute to the much missed Radio One DJ put together by Tuff Life Boogie returns again in 2016 for John Peel Day on Friday Oct 28th.
There will be two stages in The Continental packed out with an awesome and diverse line-up of acts whose common denominator is that they all recorded sessions for John Peel, or include members who did. Once more, the line-up contains some of Peel’s very favourite acts.
Appearing this year are The Nightingales, The Stupids, Eton Crop, The Great Leap Forward, Minny Pops, John Hyatt’s Plastic Reality, Spread Eagle, Deutsche Ashram, a mystery band, and a rare and exclusive performance from the lauded Welsh act Datblygu.
Additionally: There will be an Un-Peeled 2016 after party presented by @concretetapes:
— concretetapes (@concretetapes) September 9, 2016
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/329582940729919/
Saturday 29th October 2016 –
BiG Figure Promotions presents: PEEL REGENERATED
The Nightingales was formed by former members of The Prefects following that band’s demise in 1979.
Described in John Robb’s definitive book on ‘post punk’ (Death To Trad Rock) as “The misfits’ misfits” and comprising an ever fluctuating line up, based around lyricist/singer Robert Lloyd, the Nightingales enjoyed cult status in the early ’80’s as darlings of the credible music scene and were championed by John Peel, who said of them – “Their performances will serve to confirm their excellence when we are far enough distanced from the 1980’s to look at the period rationally and other, infinitely better known, bands stand revealed as charlatans”.
I, LUDICROUS have possibly been “the most original band in the world” since they formed in Endymion Road, Brixton, London during 1986. John and Will had become confederates whilst working for Finsbury Data Services – aka Textline – filling the dull days of clerking by amusing each other with jokes, anecdotes, Fall lyrics and nasty comments about their colleagues.
Eton Crop are from the Netherlands and were active during the 1980/1990s heavily influenced by the likes of The Mekons they recorded six Peel Sessions and have appeared at each Peel Festival we have put together. They even performed The Mekons ‘Where Were You’ at last year’s event.
Paper tickets are available ring Steve on 07769 258035 or Martin on 07962 432250 to reserve
Sticky Fingers Cafe/Rock Bar in Boro and Sound It Out Records in Stockton are selling tickets for this gig
Saturday 19th November 2016 –
John Peel Day 2016
Featuring several ex Peel Session veterans, DANSE SOCIETY (ex Danse Society), SUB GENTS, SATANIC MALFUNCTIONS, LOUDHAILER ELECTRIC COMPANY (ex Red Guitars), JOHNNY CAMPBELL, ECHOTWIN, THE TALL BOY (ex Boyracer), THE NOCTURNAL FLOWERS, MORNING BRIDE, HORSE GUARDS PARADE (ex Salako), CHURCH OF NON BELIEVERS, DOGFINGER.
Keep it Peel by supporting live music.
Free Entry All day event from 2pm till late.