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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Football hooliganism makes it to America

Football, or as Americans call it ‘Soccer’ may be one of the fastest growing sports in America – with the English Premier League watched by millions each week – but it appears some of its worst excesses may have crossed the Atlantic.  Two gangs of rival supporters were seen brawling in the streets of New […]

Aug 11, 2015

George Cole Dies aged 90, A British Legend

Actor George Cole, best known for playing Arthur Daley in TV’s Minder, has died aged 90. Cole played the Cockney wheeler dealer Daley for 16 years, between 1979 and 1994. He also starred in a number of St Trinian’s films as shady businessman Flash Harry. Agent Derek Webster said Cole had died at the Royal […]

Aug 06, 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

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

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

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

Great Skinhead Reunion documentary DVD

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

Jun 17, 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

Bermondsey Joy Riders to perform the Great Skinhead Reunion, Brighton

Late additions to the Bill for The Great skinhead Reunion 2015 The Bermondsey Joy Riders Claiming all the credentials of a bonafide ‘77 super group, The Bermondsey Joyriders is a band pooling the hard-won experience and history of three veteran punks. Founding membersGary Lammin (vocals / guitar) and Martin Stacey (bass) cut their teeth in […]

May 24, 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

Great Skinhead Reunion, Brighton. line up 2015

May 04, 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

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

How the Music Industry can stop the extinction of British Venues

  A few years ago, i flew over to USA to see friends in California. But also, to go see one of my friends bands, called Cock Sparrer. As we drove down from LA to The Great American Music hall in San Fransisco, listening to the car radio, it really struck me, how important British […]

Dec 22, 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


    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

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

New book on Skinhead Culture

Despite their folk-devil reputation, skinheads, celebrated in a new book by photographer Derek Ridgers, were Britain’s last great fashion-led youth tribe

Sep 25, 2014

Jack The Lad , A Skinhead Biography. Soho. By Symond lawes

Soho Where the fuck is Soho¨? Jack said to Gav studying the tube map on the wall, I am sure it’s in the west end¨ A bit to shy to ask adults, as Soho was known for sex shops and sleaze, not really the sort of place to encourage teenage kids to go hang around. […]

Sep 10, 2012

Glammy Gal Tattoo, Mexico

  Well, i definitely was in love with drawing and graphic arts since i was a little girl, so, art does exist in my life since my childhood. I did schooling in Fashion Design, so when i moved to México D.F. the center of México Country in 2006, i met some people involved in the […]

Dec 25, 2011