McChuills tribute to the music and influence of Joe and raising funds for Strummerville with Glasgow Calling.
Glasgow DJ Neil Bryson has put together this cracking all day event with live bands Esperanza, The Sweet Vendettas, The Zips and DJ’s playing the best of REGGAE PUNK WORLD AND DANCE MUSIC plus special guests to keep the day rocking.
Tickets are available from McChuills, 40 High Street Glasgow. Only £5.00.
Strummerville Benefit Gig – St. George’s Night at the legendary Ace Cafe London, NW10
The Bermondsey Joyriders, live at the Ace Cafe promoting their recently launched debut album, “Noise and Revolution”.
The title track of Noise and Revolution and the rawkus “Society is Rapidly Changing” speed past in a hail of spit and venom, while a love of early rock n’ roll surfaces on the check list “Right Now”.
The night is in aid of Strummerville, the Joe Strummer New Music Foundation which seeks to reflect Joe’s unique contribution to the music world by offering support, resources and performance opportunities to artists who would not normally have access to them.
Also playing, debuting their sonic wake up call, The Supernovas, the very shape, sound and vision of cutting edge, skank fuelled, culture crossing, second decade 21st century North London and Sean McGowan, the 20 year old singer songwriter who has supported acts including Jesse Malin, Reverend & The Makers, Shed Seven, Frank Turner, The Men They Couldn’t Hang and many more.
THIS IS A FREE EVENT!
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We are delighted to announce this amazing benefit concert in New York, being held at the famous Bowery Electric on 29th January 2013. Its going to be a big affair with over 30 artists performing, there will also be an online and offline auction. A massive thanks to all of the organisers for putting this event together to help raise funds for us.
For Immediate Release:
STRUMMERVILLE: A BENEFIT CONCERT TO CELEBRATE THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF JOE STRUMMER AND THE CLASH
TUESDAY JANUARY 29 / 7:00 / $20 / 21+
At THE BOWERY ELECTRIC
The Bowery Electric is thrilled to present a celebratory evening of music dedicated to the life and songs of Joe Strummer, for his fans. Proceeds from this concert will benefit Strummerville, The Joe Strummer Foundation for New Music, a charity that funds music initiatives. Originated by family & friends of Joe Strummer upon his passing 10 years ago, Strummerville seeks to reflect Joe’s humanitarian contribution to the music world by offering support, resources and performance opportunities to artists who would not normally have access to them.
Joe Strummer has been recognized for inspiring a world of artists: “He combined cool with an uncompromising stance, infused reggae into punk and taught a whole generation of us more about politics than any number of teachers or politicians. He was as huge an inspiration to me now as he was in 1977.” Iggy Pop “Passionate, principled, genius – 3 words that sum up Joe Strummer”. Martin Scorcese “The Clash were a major influence on my own music.” Bruce Springsteen “The Clash never really cared about the money.” Joey Ramone ”Joe wasn’t some phony. He was a big part of the whole punk movement.” Steve Jones, Sex Pistols “Joe was the great humanitarian to come out of punk.” Chrissie Hynde “A true genius, a man of class and convictions. A personal hero.” Mike D, Beastie Boys “The most profound voice of any musician I have ever heard, Joe took his message to the world and the world listened. I am not alone in repeatedly turning to his thoughts and lyrics when searching for inspiration.” Bono
Joe Strummer loved New York City. He embraced its wide ranging underground genres and musical heritage and frequented the East Village music rooms. The infamous Strummer memorial painting on the exterior wall of Niagara Bar, facing Tompkins Square Park at 7th Street and Avenue A, is a magnet to Strummer fans from all over the world who commemorate Joe’s worldly, socially conscious musical impact. Joe had the unique ability of staying close to the people.
Participating artists to The Bowery Electric’s Strummerville will include a diverse roster of NY’s underground artists, all personally committed to the power of music plus special guest performers whose own musical lives have been informed and shaped by his massive artistic legacy. MATT PINFIELD (MTV 120 Minutes) will be host to the evening and our stellar house band will be lead by musical director Todd Youth (Danzig/Chelsea Smiles), also the musical director behind the powerful bands at both sold out Replacements and Bad Brains homage events at The Bowery Electric. On Jan 29th, there will be over thirty guest artists performing the songs of The Clash and Joe Strummer’s wide-ranging solo career.
Artists slated to appear: Aaron Lee Tasjian (Madison Square Gardeners), Brian Fallon (Gaslight Anthem), Ivan Julian (cowriter/musician the classic Sandinista, The Clash), Jesse Malin, Joseph Arthur, H.R. (Bad Brains), Shannon Funchess (Light Asylum ), Jeffrey Gaines, Willie Nile, Jack Ridley (Threats), Walter Lure (The Waldos), Leo Mintek (The Outernational), Matthew Ryan, Michelle Cassillas (Ursa Minor), Jasno Swarez (The Vandelles), Mick Stitch (the Threads),), The So So Glos, The Young Things, Vanessa Bley (Beast Patrol/Twin Danger), Felice Rosser (Faith), Antony Ellis (Five O’Clock Heroes) and other guests.
We’ll be presenting a charity auction for Strummerville, both online and on display. Some of the contributors include Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, graffiti famed artist Shepard Fairy and Antonio DÁmbrosio (director “Let Fury Have the Hour”), and legendary rock photographers Bob Gruen, Mick Rock and Josh Cheuse all donating rare and autographed items for the very worthy Strummerville charities.
Toronto, Canada: LONDON’S BURNING, a live tribute to The Clash and Joe Strummer, featuring Shatter The Hotel/Strummerville DJ Prince Blanco, as well as a screening of the Joe Strummer documentary, “The Future is Unwritten”. The cost is $5 and all proceeds are going to two worthy charities, namely, Strummerville and Jail Guitar Doors.
Documentary screening: 9pm
LONDON’S BURNING play your favourite Clash tunes at 11pm.
Prince Blanco DJ’s Clash inspired music all night long.
It has been 10 years since Joe left us and this event is celebrate the music of his band, a band that Rolling Stone magazine famously called, “the only band that matters”.
Watch for door prizes and special drinks.
Thank you to Neil and the crew for putting this benefit gig for us, shaping up to what looks to be an amazing night!
Confirmed line up so far. The Water Pistols, a Punk & New Wave covers band from Redhill & Reigate, who have previously played with bands such as UK Subs, Vibrators and 999 http://www.myspace.com/water_pistols
Mike Dobie, singer/songwriter and local legend http://www.mikedobie.co.uk
Tickets are now available from We Got Tickets priced at £10 + booking fee, under ‘A Gig for Joe’ http://www.wegottickets.com/event/194084
The Wingspan Club, Whitworth Road, Crawley, West Sussex. RH11 7SS on Saturday 16th February 2013. Doors open at 7pm, closes at 12am.
Glasgow punk band, The Zips, have just been given the go-ahead by the Strummerville charity, to release a download-only single, for their benefit.
The song called, Road To Strummerville, is a tribute to Joe Strummer, the late, and much-loved frontman of The Clash, as we approach the 10th anniversary of his untimely death, on 22nd December. It is available to download now, from www.cdbaby.com, amazon, amazingtunes.com, and iTunes, and other digital sites, soon.
Never one for being pushy, it is to my eternal regret, that I didn’t hang around the back doors of Glasgow’s Barrowlands or King Tuts, when Joe was playing, fronting either The Clash, or latterly, The Mescaleros.
“I knew him, but not really. I saw him, but he didn’t see me…..”
The song has so far had airplay on Near FM (Dublin), Amazing Radio, and an NYC college station.
Contact: jonzip mcneill
A big shout to the organisers of this event, looks like to be a cracking night and will be celebrated in true punk rock style. Featuring Split Red, The Successful Failures, The Future Unwritten, I Yahn I Arkestra, Betty Iron Thumbs, Cold Roses, Blayer PointduJour & The Rockers Galore.
Thanks for helping to raise funds for us!
North Star Bar
2639 Poplar St
It’s been 10 years since Joe’s departure to Punk heaven and 11 years since his only visit to Thessaloniki, Greece, where he played an unforgettable rockin’ set with the Mescaleros.
We miss Joe & we are going to celebrate his life & music with a gathering/party/tribute on Saturday 22 December. Donations for “Strummerville” will be collected from the “Strummerians” who will gather to pay respect & remember JOE!!!
3 Fragkon St
We would like to reach out a big hug to our friends in Osaka, Japan for putting on this benefit gig for us. We raise a glass of Sake, thank you Tomiko and crew!