Peter 'Test Tube' Bywaters Deported from USA for impersonating Trump

British punk singer Peter Bywaters ‘deported from America for impersonating Donald Trump’       A British punk singer says he was deported from the US because he once impersonated Donald Trump on stage. Peter Bywaters, of Peter & The Test Tube Babies, claims he was detained when he flew in for a festival. He […]

Aug 03, 2017

How Fred Perry polos became the victim of lazy journalism

Wimbledon tennis champion Fred Perry At far-right rallies across the U.S., an English tennis champion named Fred Perry hovers, invisible to the men unwittingly representing him. For the last two years, members of the Proud Boys cult of masculinity have worn Perry-branded striped-collar polo shirts with a Wimbledon-inspired laurel insignia as they shout at anti-fascist […]

Jul 20, 2017

Reggae on the Beach, 'Carry on up the Costa' 10-17th April 2018 (weekender event 14-15th) Costa Blanca

Coming soon Reggae on the Beach, ‘Carry on up the Costa’ 10-17th April Torrevieja, Spain     11-18th April 2018 Torrevieja, Costa Blanca, Spain Nearest Airport Alicante, Spain   Event with 7 days accommodation including breakfast 2 people all inclusive Event with 7 days accommodation including breakfast 3 people all inclusive Event only Ticket £40 […]

Jul 02, 2017

Out of Order (Montreal Oi! band)

Performing live at The Great Skinhead Reunion, Brighton 2nd June 2017 Out of Order was formed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 2001, they landed their first gig in Halifax’s seediest and most infamous punk dives, Hell. Over the next several years, the band jammed and slugged out a few impromptu shows in Halifax. After founding […]

May 04, 2017

Ivy League Japan 1964

The Miyuki-zoku: Japan’s First Ivy Rebels   The first Japanese to adopt elements of the Ivy League Look were a youth tribe called the Miyuki-zoku, who suddenly appeared in the summer of 1964. The group’s name came from their storefront loitering on Miyuki Street in the upscale Ginza shopping neighborhood (the suffix “zoku” means subculture […]

Apr 19, 2017

Dakka Skanks Confirmed for the Great Skinhead Reunion, Brighton

Brand new top quality Ska Rock steady band Dakka Skanks confirmed for The Great Skinhead Reunion Brighton Dakka Skanks are a 5-piece Ska/Dub/Reggae band based in Brighton. Combining catchy choruses, up-tempo riffs and dubby breakdowns, they set out to rejuvenate a classic British sound – maintaining the iconic Ska vibe whilst seamlessly integrating elements of […]

Mar 26, 2017

No Hopes, Berlin (Punk band)

No Hopes is a punk rock band formed in 2015 in Berlin. The band was founded by Checka (vocals) and some members, which were changing very fast during the year. In 2016 the band found its stability with Celia (bass), Fede (drums) and Josef (guitar). The members were playing in such bands as Street Criminals,Hangover […]

Feb 09, 2017

Tear Up, Playground Politics Album release Now Available on Subcultz

The first album by Tear up will be the first official release from Subcultz records. One of the UK best new Oi! bands that have literally been tearing up the British scene over the last year. And now its been recorded. Please support the band and the scene by placing your order now. Official release […]

Jan 08, 2017

Micky Fitz. A Legend of OI! RIP

Where do i start with Micky Fitz? Well i guess at the beginning. and for me it takes me back to a wild squat party in Brixton 1981, a few weeks after the riots.We had met some of the south London skins around London and had been invited to a skinhead party, it was in […]

Dec 02, 2016

Mid-80s London Jazz Dance scene

Joe Davis was part of the mid-80s London Jazz Dance scene, holding down a residency at The WAG and hanging out with legends like Paul Murphy and Gilles Peterson. He is probably most famous for being THE man that travelled to Brazil in search of records and brought that vinyl back, effectively birthing a London […]

Nov 05, 2016

EU Ban 2 Stroke vehicles. January 2017

  Following on from a recent directive from the EU commission, that all two stroke motorcycles and scooters were being phased out due to their emissions and fuel economy. Many motorcycle and scooter developers have already phased out their 2 stroke engine in favour of the modern built 4 stroke and have spent many thousands […]

Nov 05, 2016

Skinheads BBC, Don Letts

  Skinheads. Don Letts documentary. BBC When I first received an email from the BBC asking would I like to be involved in a documentary that BBC4 were putting together with Don Letts, my first thought was one of caution, I have done a few documentaries over the years, starting with George Marshall in 1994, […]

Oct 23, 2016

Jeff Turner and Gary Bushell on Oi!

The Cockney Rejects’ 1980 performance at Birmingham’s Cedar Club remains unnoted in the annals of rock history. It warrants no mention when music journalists compile the 100 Most Shocking Moments in Rock, nor the 100 Craziest Gigs Ever, which seems like a terrible oversight. In fairness, no one is ever going to rank the show […]

Oct 19, 2016

Vicious Rumours Confirmed for The Great Skinhead Reunion, Brighton 2017

Tickets  Vicious Rumours make a comeback..Brighton Skinhead Reunion 2017. Question 1. Why would you like to play the great skinhead reunion, in brighton ..Symond, 2 1/2 years ago, you reached out to me and asked if we would consider playing the Reunion.. Well you and I had many exchanges, surprisingly most of them about our […]

Oct 16, 2016

Subcultz. The Home of fashion Subcultures. United We Stand!

THE GREAT SKINHEAD REUNION, BRIGHTON What a fantastic Skinhead reunion we  have achieved every year since 2011. The numbers rose to over 700, to make it a packed house. People were welcomed from across the globe, and everyone had a ball. The Great Skinhead Reunion, Brighton will be back 1-2-3 JUNE 2018. Tickets Here The […]

Oct 08, 2016

Mods and Rockers on the Beach during the May 1967 Bank Holiday.

  Mods and Rockers on Daltons Beach during the May 1967 Bank Holiday.   More than 70 mods were arrested over the weekend Mods and Skinheads 1980 By 1980 Rockers had pretty much disappeared from british youth culture gangs. But the release of Quadrophenia in 1979 brought a new wave of Mods back onto the […]

Sep 19, 2016

Mods and Rockers Brighton 1964

The trouble caused by mods and rockers in May 1964     Bank holidays in Brighton tended to be busy, jolly affairs in which thousands of Londoners flocked to the sea and sunshine. All that changed in 1964 during the Whitsun bank holiday when more than a thousand mods and rockers fought pitched battles with […]

Sep 19, 2016

Skinhead Girls, Derek Ridgers 1980

Who are the subjects in the iconic “Skinhead girls, Bank Holiday, Brighton 1980” photo by Derek Ridgers used in Morrissey’s 1992 “Your Arsenal” tour as a backdrop and merchandise (t-shirt, program cover)? Finally we know – Caroline and Debbie. Both were together recently and surprisingly, both learned just last weekend (Aug. 2016) about the use […]

Aug 30, 2016

The Great Skinhead Northern Gathering 16 -17th Sept (Sunderland, North East England)

TICKETS HERE This is the third annual Great Skinhead Northern Gathering. We at subcultz have been running The Great Skinhead Reunion in Brighton for 7 years. From the dust, we have seen a huge growth of the Skinhead Subculture back in its homeland. We started the northern event, through big demand from the North. This event […]

Jul 31, 2016

The Great Skinhead Reunion Brighton 2017. 2-3-4th June Tickets and Information


Jun 23, 2016

Welcome to The Great Skinhead Reunion, Brighton 2017 2-3-4th June

SKINHEAD REUNION TICKETS HERE   Well here we are on the 7th Great Skinhead Reunion, and what a journey its been. From the humble beginnings of a plan born from the real heart ache of losing such good friends of mine, that were the Wycombe skinheads 1978-90. As I have mentioned, my heartache was also […]

Jun 02, 2016

About Brighton

      Brighton information Still one of the most popular seaside destinations in the UK, Brighton has been a tourist hotspot for many years thanks to its climate, nightlife and fantastic shopping. The advent of the railway really helped to boost the city’s profile. Brighton has consistently attracted visitors for day trips, weekends and […]

Jun 01, 2016

King Hammond and The Rude Boy Mafia confirmed for the Great Skinhead Reunion, Brighton

Legends of British Ska, King Hammond and The Rude Boy Mafia confirmed for the Great Skinhead Reunion, Brighton. As we like to have a real mixed genre bag every day of the Great Skinhead Reunion, We are pleased to announce King Hammond will be hot tailing down to Brighton for our Sunday night Knees up […]

May 08, 2016


OFFICIAL WEBSITE CLICK HERE ‘they are heavy at the same time it is very melodic and well played shit so i think anyone who is not too one-way-minded would appreciate their songs’ … Adelina, Sweden What the industry says     Updates for 2016, Mindofalion have been busy in the studio, releasing an EP to critical acclaim, […]

May 05, 2016

Seaside Rebels + Bishops Green

Seaside Rebels + Bishops Green + Support 23rd october 2015 – Hamburg Monkeys Music Club Bishops Green Live   Friday, 23rd October 2015. One more time I was on my way to an Oi! concert in Monkeys Music Club in Hamburg. Last Time when I was there I saw The Headlines from Sweden and Angelic […]

May 01, 2016

Tear Up (5 minute interview)

With The Great Skinhead Reunion looming we dropped into Jamie from Tear Up to see how things were cooking, so here’s a 5 minute interview Whilst looking for new bands to introduce to the skinhead world, i came across Tear Up last year, and after a brief chat with the singer Jamie, sussed out, he […]

May 01, 2016

Staying Power - Gavin Watson

Staying Power – Gavin Watson Victoria and Albert Museum, London    Gavin Watson was born in London in 1965 and grew up on a council estate in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. He bought a Hanimex camera from Woolworths in his early teens and began to take photographs. Upon leaving school at the age of sixteen, Watson […]

Apr 03, 2016

Punk 45. The Singles Cover Art of Punk 1976-80

The best punk singles record covers – in picturesPunk 45: The Singles Cover Art of Punk 1976-80 is a collection of punk’s seven-inch sleeves, whose distinctively DIY designs encapsulated the attitude at the heart of the musical genre. Co-edited by Jon Savage and Stuart Baker, the book includes interviews with some of the designers whose […]

Mar 31, 2016


BEHIND-THE-SCENES OF ‘A CLOCKWORK ORANGE’: STANLEY KUBRICK AND HIS DROOGIE BUDDIES       “I’m going out with my droogs to the cinny to shove a pooshka into the grahzny bratchny.” A round up of some behind-the-scenes photos from the set of Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange, 1971.                            1. Mick […]

Mar 26, 2016

Skinheads Against Racial Prejudice 'SHARP' USA

In America during the 1980s, white nationalist recruitment was on the rise and so were misconceptions about any youth with a shaved head. It was in this hostile climate that Marcus Pacheco co-founded Skinheads Against Racial Prejudice, better known as S.H.A.R.P. For Pacheco, a half-Puerto Rican New Yorker, being a skinhead was about identifying with a particular lifestyle tied […]

Mar 17, 2016

Great Skinhead Reunion revue, By David Webster

  Arrived in Brighton around 1.30 with my mate Steve Aller holding high expectations of what the weekend had in store. I was not to be disappointed as this years reunion was even better than the 2013 event. After checking in at the Adelaide hotel, we made our way to the Volks where we met up […]

Feb 18, 2016

Sultan Ali - Son of Prince Buster, Jamaican Ska Legend

  SULTAN ALI (Sonofprincebuster) aka #TheSultanofSKA      Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Sultan has honed his craft performing in Los Angeles since the late eighties. His father is the legendary ska originator Prince Buster, who changed the face of Jamaican music forever and inspired generations of ska revivalists as well as producing greats like Toots […]

Feb 16, 2016

Maid of Ace Live in Weinheim Germany (Punk)

A little punk rock show – Maid Of Ace in Weinheim/Germany 27th november 2015 – Weinheim/Germany, Café Central It was the last weekend in november and I went to Weinheim. Maid Of Ace an all-sister punk band from Hastings, England was on a tour through Europe and that evening they did a show in Weinheim […]

Jan 17, 2016

Swastika in Fashion subculture

Wearing of swastikas proliferated as people made aware of Punk rock by the Grundy incident  became punks adopting and adapting emblems and dress from the first wave of fans including swastikas. We can’t vouch for the political beliefs of these people but as people came to view the emerging far right National Front as a threat […]

Dec 14, 2015

Los Angeles Skinhead Ska scene

  SKINHEADS UNITED: ALL OVER L.A., NONRACIST, PRIMARILY LATINO SKINHEADS OBSESS ON CLASSIC REGGAE AND SOUL   First published in LA Times 2012 BY NICHOLAS PELL     Fans at The Gaylads’ Echoplex show PHOTO BY JENNIE WARREN Around 9 on a recent Friday night, the Echoplex is filling up quickly with skinheads. Men sport […]

Dec 08, 2015

Sophie Lancaster Hate Crime

A police force is expanding its hate crime categories to include subcultures after campaigning by the mother of murdered goth Sophie Lancaster. Leicestershire Police say they are committed to ensuring that no-one is targeted because of their appearance. There are currently five nationally agreed hate crime categories but forces can add their own categories. Greater […]

Dec 03, 2015

Bollocks to Xmas. Subcultz Xmas party, Vice Squad and Millie Manders, + aftershow party

Vice Squad and Millie Manders Live

Nov 18, 2015

Mass Murder in Paris. Terror attack!

Eagles of Death Metal Were Playing Paris Club When Gunmen Attacked by JON SCHUPPE and SHANSHAN DONG   Paris Terror Attacks: As Many as 60 Dead as Violence Erupts Around City 2:28 The California rock band Eagles of Death Metal was on stage at a packed Paris nightclub Friday when gunmen stormed in, cut down […]

Nov 14, 2015

The Road Crew

The road crew. hours of back ache, sore neck, sweaty armpits, 20 hours, an average day, drive. drive and drive all day, to get to a grubby venue and set up for 3pm soundcheck, a quick shower and a bit of food if you’re lucky, a 30 min kip in some backroom on a 2 […]

Nov 13, 2015

Angelic Upstarts Hamburg, A week of Subculture

A week full of subculture July 21st 2015 – July 26th 2015 It was tuesday, 21st of july 2015. My bell rings at 3 o’clock in the morning. This time I wanted to go to Hamburg to see the Angelic Upstarts from South Shields in England. Support band at that show were The Headlines from […]

Nov 13, 2015


Former MOTÖRHEAD Drummer PHIL ‘PHILTHY ANIMAL’ TAYLOR Dies At 61 November 12, 2015 Another Legend goes to the Great Gig in the Sky      Ex-MOTÖRHEAD drummer Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor died on Wednesday, November 11 at the age of 61. Taylor‘s former MOTÖRHEAD bandmate “Fast” Eddie Clarke posted the following tribute to his colleague: “My […]

Nov 12, 2015

Tony Van Frater of The Cockney Rejects dies.

Tony Van Frater, the guitarist with Sunderland punk band Red Alert, has died, reportedly of a heart attack. He was 51. He was a mainstay of the group, who were formed in Sunderland back in 1979 and went on to tour nationally and internationally. He also played with the Angelic Upstarts and Cockney Rejects, and […]

Oct 30, 2015

Monty Neysmith Reggae Legend

Symarip (also known at various stages of their career as The Bees, The Pyramids, Seven Letters and Zubaba) were a ska and reggae band from the United Kingdom, originating in the late 1960s, when Frank Pitter and Michael Thomas founded the band as The Bees. The band’s name was originally spelled Simaryp, which is an […]

Oct 26, 2015

Great Skinhead Reunion Brighton, Big 6. 2016

    Tickets for 2016 are available HERE CONFIRMED ACTS INFA RIOT Punk – Oi! 1982 Legends    ROUGH KUTZ EAST END BADOES STOMPER 98 From Germany will be joining us, One of the biggest bands in their country, performing Oi Oi music, German style FECKIN EJITS THE HACKLERS – SKA GRADE 2 CROWN COURT TEAR UP from […]

Oct 13, 2015

The Beard, Jihad or Hipster

Is the Hipster a naturally organic manifestation of fashion, or was it a planned style to normalize the beard, not seen in mens fashion since the pre-punk days of the early 1970’s ? More than 10 years later, the consequences of the September 11 attacks are still being felt by Muslims all over the world. There […]

Oct 06, 2015

The Hipster

Last week, anti-gentrification protesters took to the streets of London’s East End as part of a series of parades organised by the anarchist group Class War. One of their targets, the Cereal Killer Cafe, was bombed with paint and scrawled with graffiti that read “scum”. While businesses such as this one are a symptom of […]

Oct 06, 2015

Stomper 98 Confirmed for The Great Skinhead Reunion, Brighton, England 2016

Stomper 98 are confirmed for the great skinhead reunion in Brighton England june 3-4-5th 2016. Brighton is seen as a birthplace of the skinhead subculture, with mods and rockers fighting on the beaches in 1964, by 1967 the skinhead had spread across the uk, a solid British working class subculture. Saturday afternoon saw mobs of […]

Oct 05, 2015

Enoch Powell, Rivers of blood speech

Enoch Powell stood in British Parliament, and made one of the most famous speeches in history. This speech has been debated ever since. Was is a genuine warning, or did it actually make immigration a ‘Race’ issue.    To date its estimated there are around 10 million immigrants and their descendants now living in the […]

Aug 16, 2015

Racism within The Skinhead Subculture

Racism within The skinhead subculture   Teenage Skinheads at British Movement demonstration, East London,    As annoying as it is, the one question almost everybody, who is not a skinhead wants to know, is about the racism connection to skinheads, which has become almost a synonym of the word Skinhead I will try to explain […]

Aug 13, 2015

UK Immigration and the National Health Service

Immigration and the National Health Service: putting history to the forefront Stephanie Snow , Emma Jones | 08 March 2011 Executive Summary The Coalition Government’s plans to restrict immigration to the UK through capping non-EU immigrants and to introduce more stringent controls for highly skilled migrants are contradictory given the long history of recruitment of […]

Aug 12, 2015

Did Punk rock change the world

Punk not as important as former punk thinks 03-06-14 PUNK was far less important than ex-punk Tom Logan likes to think, it has emerged. Historians have taken issue with claims made in the autobiography of former Septic Nipples drummer Logan, which include the assertion that punk “changed everything”. History professor Mary Fisher said: “Clearly many […]

Jul 27, 2015

Skinheads, Nev, Ian, Symond, Lee. Wycombe market 1981, by Gavin Watson

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Jul 27, 2015

Citizen Keyne. Ungreat Britain

Citizen Keyne. Ungreat Britain Get your Copy Here So, as I spend way to long on the internet, checking out bands, thinking about what to programme for my next event, I go through lots of bands. Some I avoid like the plague, some have just overplayed the curcuit and burned out. But some have a […]

Jul 22, 2015

Ben Sherman sold

Ben Sherman sold to Marquee Brands Fashion brand, a staple for mods and worn by the Who, the Jam and the Specials, sold to US company backed by US private equity firm Suggs (Graham McPherson) of Madness wears a Ben Sherman shirt in this early 1980s photograph also featuring bandmate Mike Barson (left). Ben Sherman, the […]

Jul 22, 2015

Halloiween (Bavaria)

Friday 30/10 Acoustic Special set Jenny woo Tim steinfort Franky flame as Headliner And you bring the Sound for dancing It is some Special old one with good bavarian Food and all Kinds of Drinks (Artists Food is free) Special Guest Skinhead Reggae DJ from Symond Lawes UK Saturday 31/10 In the Morning shipping Cruise […]

Jul 14, 2015

PRINCE BUSTER - DISCOGRAPHY: (Ska/Rocksteady Singer)

  PRINCE BUSTER – DISCOGRAPHY: (Ska/Rocksteady Singer)     Biography: Cecil Bustamente Campbell OD (born 24 May 1938, Kingston, Jamaica), better known by the stage name Prince Buster, is a Jamaican singer-songwriter and producer. Prince Buster, one of the founders and leaders of the ska music scene that originated from jamaica. Reggaediscography presents the most […]

Jul 08, 2015

Punk Rock. Malcolm Mclaren Artist, Fashion Designer (1946–2010)

QUICK FACTS NAME Malcolm McLaren OCCUPATION Artist, Fashion Designer BIRTH DATE January 22, 1946 DEATH DATE April 8, 2010 EDUCATION Harrow Art School,Croydon College of Art,Goldsmiths College PLACE OF BIRTH London, United Kingdom PLACE OF DEATH Switzerland FULL NAME Malcolm Robert Andrew McLaren SYNOPSIS EARLY LIFE LIFE IN MUSIC LATER CAREER RELATED VIDEOS Recording artist […]

Jun 29, 2015

Kings Road. London Punk Rock

The glory days of King’s Road       Proud Chelsea’s Sex, Drugstores and Rock & Roll: a History of the King’s Road is a new exhibition of photographs of King’s Road, Chelsea from the early days of the swinging 60s, right up to the end of the 80s. This picture shows a group of […]

Jun 29, 2015

Vespa PK, Great Skinhead Reunion, Scooter

Jun 29, 2015

Great Skinhead Reunion documentary DVD

Great Skinhead reunion documentary DVD, coming soon,.For pre orders click HERE preview clip 

Jun 17, 2015

Feckin Ejits Off the Feckin Head

Feckin Ejits New Album

Jun 10, 2015

Punk Bands - Xtraverts

  Xtr@verts biography; ‘Who sent the Boys’ ? In late 1975 a massive shake up within the music industry was emerging and with this came a teenage driven musical revolution, soon to be known as PUNK ROCK. If the ‘Kings Road London’ was the birthplace of punk then its younger brother the ‘London Road, High […]

May 25, 2015

An international trip to London, From Germany, by Thilo

An international trip to London Feb 2nd 2015 to Feb 6th 2015 At first I wanted to go to Rebellion Festival in Blackpool and the Great Skinhead Reunion in Brighton this year. But then my car broke and it had to be repaired. That was too expensive to realize these two trips to good old […]

May 04, 2015

Facebook deletes The Great Skinhead Reunion Group

It seems once again the corporate dictatorship, which is Facebook, has deleted our community group page, for no apparent reason. We at subcultz , have been building the Reunion event over the last 5 years, with no problems at all. We have successfully mixed all non political skinhead music genres together, and are seeing a […]

Feb 20, 2015

Strength Thru Oi! Fitness Experiment

In 1981, Decca Records released Strength Thru Oi!, a compilation album featuring 22 bands associated with the Oi! offshoot of UK punk rock. The title was reportedly a play on Strength Through Joy, an early LP by the Scottish group the Skids, though some charged curator Gary Bushell with co-opting a popular Nazi slogan. Bushell denied the […]

Feb 07, 2015

Feckin Ejits OTFH Album CD

Feckin Ejits Album. The first 100 people to order,and pay for their copy, can send their photo and have your image, a friends, old or new, put onto the sleeve. to be forever enshrined with the Feckin Ejits. Probably the greatest band of the 1980’s, that never made it to vinyl. (the pub got in […]

Jan 27, 2015

Great Skinhead Reunion, Brighton, England 2015. Full line up details

For the 5th Year the Brighton Great Skinhead Reunion is the biggest skinhead event in UK.
Weekend tickets available! Facebook group, fanpage

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Jan 26, 2015

Great skinhead Reunion, Brighton England (Deutsch Übersetzung)

Tickets Great Skinhead Reunion 2015 in Brighton/EnglandDas komplette Line-Up und weitere Infos Das Festival-Ticket für 40 Pfund. Das Festival-Armband berechtigt Euch an allen Veranstaltungen und Konzerten an allen drei Festivaltagen teilzunehmen. Ob Ihr das tut, oder Euch nur einiges herauspickt, bleibt ganz Euch überlassen. Da die Veranstaltung im Vorfeld ausverkauft sein wird, gibt es keine […]

Jan 21, 2015

Skinhead and Punk Muslim girls at Malay Oi! festival

A Malaysian fan gesturing at a live band performance during a skinhead meeting in Kuala Lumpur. Hundreds of people turn up to watch skinhead bands from Japan and Thailand performing live at the two-day event. – AFP pic, January 18, 2015.Asian “skinheads” converged in Kuala Lumpur over the weekend for two days of full on […]

Jan 19, 2015

Life on Standby

Life on Standby Alternative Electronic Rock   About Life on Standby? Erin Donnachie: Erin’s interest in Music started at a young age learning piano and later singing in choirs and jazz bands. It was when she was approached by Gianluca and Gavin to join their band that she adapted to becoming a strong rock vocalist. […]

Jan 13, 2015

Skira Reed Art

Oi! and Hello there! 🙂     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 love with! I try different styles and always want to improve my skills….there’s still […]

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

Adam and the Ants

November 1980 Adam and the Ants ‘Kings of the Wild Frontier’ Tour programme – interview and reviews – Animals and Men – Human League The Cure – The Passions – The Scars – Another Pretty Face  Adam and the Ants: Kings of the Wild Frontier ‘Vague is growing a deserved reputation as one of the best […]

Oct 11, 2014

Jenny Woo

Bootgirl Power – By Jenny Woo When I was thirteen years old, I was miserable. I had acne, I had only hand-me-down clothing from my older sister (who was 3 sizes smaller than me), I had no friends, and worst of all, I felt like I didnt belong in any crowd. I was exposed to pictures, […]

Sep 28, 2014

The Feckin Ejits

  The Feckin Ejits were formed in 1982, a midst the full on punk skinhead scene in Aylesbury. England. The main venue in town being Friars had a regular stream of the top punk and 2 tone bands coming through, so it only felt natural a local band should get involved. Largely due to the […]

May 19, 2014

Teddy Boys 1950's

History of the British Teddy Boy and Culture A group of Teddy Boys admire the passing Teddy Girls on Clapham Common 1954. History of the British Teddy Boy Movement Teddy Boy Mike waits for his friend Pat on a cleared Bombsite, London 1955. The origins of the Teddy Boys go back to the late 1940’s […]

Feb 04, 2014

Dissension in the Ska Camp

Dissension in the Ska Camp From April 26, 1964–”Something had to come after the Twist and it appears to be the ‘Jamaica Ska,’ just imported from the Caribbean island by dance lovers of New York’s jet set. Here, at Shepheard’s night spot, where the infectious new dance made its U.S. debut, lovely Carol Joan Crawford […]

Jan 17, 2014

Duke Reid the Trojan

From Daily Gleaner, February 3, 1956 Can you imagine grabbing a Red Stripe and heading into this dance at Shady Grove in 1956? Duke Reid, Coxsone Dodd, Admiral Comic (or here, Kosmic)–what a night this must have been! It was 1956, before ska, so these sound system operators were spinning “rock ‘n roll” as the […]

Jan 13, 2014

The Dead (Sweden)

In the 27th september of 2013 The Dead (Local punkgroup) was playing with the Shitfucks and some hipster punk group called Knivderby (didnt bother to see them because i think they are awful) I had a few beers on the way to the gig so i wouldnt need to spend a fortune on expensive beer, […]

Jan 06, 2014

Stanley Motta

Stanley Motta is always mentioned as an early pioneer in the ska industry since he had the first recording studio on the island, although they were not pressed there–Motta sent the acetates to the U.K. for duplication. But Motta began the recording industry in Jamaica. His recording studio was opened in 1951 on Hanover Street […]

Jan 05, 2014


Xtraverts The Xtraverts formed in 1976 at the outbreak of the punk movement. Creating music in a garage belonging to the guitarist Mark Reilly (Matt Bianco). Playing classic venues such as the Roxy, Clarendon, the Greyhound and all over Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire they created a massive following from all over the country with gigs […]

Nov 18, 2013


Special price Brutus Trim-fits shirts at reduced price £40, Limited Edition designs, please check for limited availability LOOK HERE

Nov 11, 2013

OI Music

Wikipedia version of Oi! Oi! is a subgenre of punk rock that originated in the United Kingdom in the late 1970s. The music and its associated subculture had the goal of bringing together punks, skinheads and other working-class youths (sometimes called herberts). The Oi! movement was partly a response to the perception that many participants in the early punk rock scene were, in the words of The Business guitarist Steve […]

Sep 30, 2013

Brutus Trim-fits Limited edition Special subcultz deal

Very Special deal on Brand new  Brutus Trim- fits for subcultz                                 Subcultz Trader   THESE WILL SELL OUT FAST. GOOD LUCK !  FULL RANGE CLICK HERE. GIVE ME MY BRUTUS     DUE TO HIGH NUMBERS OF ORDERS, THESE WONT BE AROUND FOREVER, GET YOURSELF SORTED NOW  

Sep 11, 2013

Feckin Ejits

The feckin Ejits were formed in 1982, amidst the full on punk skinhead scene in Aylesbury. England. The main venue in town being Friars had a regular stream of the top punk and 2tone bands coming through, so it only felt natural a local band should get involved.   Largly due to the fact he […]

Aug 24, 2013

Agent Bulldogg (Swedish Oi!))

Agent Bulldogg Started rehearsing in Thomas bedroom (much to his parents’ enjoyment) back in March 1986 after about half a year or so of talking about it, recruiting members and getting hold of equipment through various ways. After another year of learning, and a move to the legendary – in Täby anyway – Vita Huset […]

Aug 13, 2013

Mods and Rockers, Brighton Beach Riot 1964

Scores of youths have been given prison sentences following a Whitsun weekend of violent clashes between gangs of Mods and Rockers at a number of resorts on the south coast of England.Yesterday two youths were taken to hospital with knife wounds and 51 were arrested in Margate after hundreds of teenagers converged on the town […]

Aug 07, 2013

Punk Rock Promoter Ron Watts

RON  RON WATTS PUNK PROMOTER   Friday 17th November 2006, 30 years since Punk detonated, and I had the pleasure of sharing a few drinks with Ron Watts in my home. Ron promoted many of the early bands, and organised the now legendary Punk Festival at the 100 Club on the 20th and 21st September, […]

Aug 03, 2013

The Sunday Times, Wycombe Skinheads revisited, Gavin Watson and friends

Another example of how the media will always try to insinuate that all Skinheads are braindead, and Neo Nazi. surely after all these years they would finally print some truth.  

Jul 03, 2013

skinhead reunion merchandise for sale

We still have a bit of merch left over from the great skinhead reunion. please contact T shirts, £15. Patches £5, Pin Badges  £1 All Enquires

Jun 18, 2013


We are Lineside, a four piece street punk band from the south coast, with old school influences played to a modern world. We write about subculture, what we know and what affects us. The band was started in late 2010 by me (Liam, lead vocals and bassist) and Will (lead guitar) whilst working together in […]

May 19, 2013