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Sonja Osterrieter, Skira Reed Art

Oi! and Hello there!   My name is Sonja, I’m at the moment 23 years old and come from germany.   So what special thing do I do?   I’m a self-proclaimed “artist”, that means I mainly make drawings. Most of them black and white, everything around the topic “Skinheads” and other things I’m in […]

Dec 19, 2014

Immortal Machinery

“Immortal Machinery were formed in the winter of 2013, fuelled by a desire to make dark, melodic and uncompromising music.    The trio first met at a gig in central London in 2011, and spent the next two years jamming, experimenting and doing occasional bits of session work.   After taking up writing his own […]

Dec 18, 2014

Sex Pistols, Too fat to reform

Photo: Ed Miles/NME John Lydon told an Oxford audience that all religion is “vile, poisonous and idiotic” and spoke of his exposure to paedophile priests as a young boy. The former Sex Pistols and current PiL front man was speaking to an audience of around 300 at Oxford University’s Sheldonian theatre on Monday evening (December […]

Dec 11, 2014

Indonesian punks forced into re-education

  By Karishma VaswaniBBC News, Jakarta   The punks and skinheads were rounded up at a local concert Dozens of young men and women have been detained for being “punk” and disturbing the peace in Aceh, Indonesia’s most devoutly Muslim province. They are being held in a remedial school, where they are undergoing “re-education”. Rights […]

Dec 08, 2014


Here’s MANKIND:  There’s something going on. An emerging scene reacting to the overwhelming EDM rains that floods every single garage here without mercy – wiping out the kids trashy hang-outs where they desperately tries to ruin their lives. Garages are turned into silent aquariums. It is such a perfect clean-up. But hey, the aquarium is […]

Dec 02, 2014


    SONGBIRDS: PIONEERING WOMEN IN JAMAICAN MUSIC BY HEATHER AUGUSTYN RELEASED CHESTERTON, IND.—Songbirds: Pioneering Women in Jamaican Music by Heather Augustyn has been published by Half Pint Press and is now available. The book is a comprehensive look at Jamaican vocalists, instrumentalists, record producers, dancers, wives, mothers, and deejays who helped to shape the […]

Nov 07, 2014

Laurel Aitken

Let me tell you about Sally Brown . . . NOVEMBER 7, 2014   So I love me some Laurel Aitken, and I’m singing along in my car to Sally Brown driving down the highway and my son starts laughing. I’ve belted out these lyrics so many times I don’t hear them anymore, but my […]

Nov 07, 2014

Skinhead footwear survey, London school of fashion

Dear Symond,Thank you for accepting my request into the Skinhead Classics Group. I’m currently studying footwear design in my final year at London College of Fashion and am doing my final major project on the evolution of the rude boy and the skinhead subculture. I am looking in to consumers and specifically members or admirers […]

Nov 04, 2014

Skinhead attacked in Ramsgate UK

Colin Harvey aged 47 was attacked on his way home, late Friday night/Saturday morning 1am  1st November 2014 All he knows of The attackers, was a group late teens about 5 or 6 of them, Chatham Court, Station Approach road, Ramsgate.  Sherina ‘Rena’ Burke says.  One lad was about 6.2 the others about 5.6 /5.7 about 1am […]

Nov 02, 2014

Southall Skinhead Riots, A witness account

  Rob Smiths Account Friday, July 4th, 1981 had been a hot summer’s day in the Western suburbs of London. Late that afternoon, a small group of us took the bus from South Harrow to Hayes and met up with Hayes skins. From there about 15 of us travelled the short distance up the Uxbridge […]

Oct 28, 2014