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Tara Rez with Andy Thierum, Chris McDougall, Steve Zuki , at FFR UK Reggae Punk Nights, 12 Bar in Soho London



Relics from a Lost Era: How Big Biz Will Get Rid Of Alternative Culture If You Let Them

You must have heard about how in the last 10 years the council has shot down legendary UK venues such as the 12 bar and Madame Jojo’s in the Soho area, where UK subculture thrived for hundreds of years before.

Maybe you have thought that soon, there won’t be a place where you can hang out after a tiring day at work. Because if things keep changing so fast, the beating heart of London will soon be replaced by retail money grabbers of soulless corporations.

What they don’t know is that the highest bidder won’t keep London alive. It’s something that local people do. And here’s some proof of that.

The UK’s Tin Pan Alley – A Place Once Home To Anyone

We are, of course talking about Denmark Street, where The Rolling Stones, The Sex Pistols, David Bowie and Small Faces used to hang out, getting their first demos ready or just having fun.

Up until recently, you could see bands, DJs, cabaret and all kinds of unusual entertainment. It was a place where people could enjoy complete creative and sexual freedom and break away from the stigmas of everyday society.

It was a place well and alive with music gigs of all kinds to choose from. But if you visit a few years from now, the only choice you’re gonna get is to shop at Tesco or enjoy a drink ’til 11pm, then it’s off to bed with you.

It’s like someone up there declared that this disease of individuality must be stopped once and for all…to give way to mindless consumption and a force-fed, boring middle-class lifestyle.

But There’s Still Hope For Alternative Culture

Even though the council shut down local venues, they can’t get rid of its people so easily. We are still out there, even though somewhat scattered and sometimes directionless.

At FFR UK, we want to gather under one banner anyone who’s into different subcultures, let that be punk, folk, goth, reggae, hardcore or anything that goes against the norm. The goal is, to get together so we can organize  amazing, fun music nights with live bands anywhere.

We also want to keep some memories of our favorite venues and share them with you. So we (Tara Rez of The Duel and Segs Jennings of The Ruts/Ruts DC) went out to interview some fine people who were still active in the music life of Soho before the end.

On our Youtube Channel dedicated to counter-culture reports, interviews, and live music gigs you can check out and share what may be the last records of something great and unique.

You will remember to never give in to the pressure of big businesses and their wicked allies. Stick to where your heart is at. The sound of our guitars will break through the silence and our people will be free to enjoy life once again.



Fancy Footwork By Angie Bowie

PRESS RELEASE

Fancy Footwork

FANCY FOOTWORK is ANGIE BOWIE’s poetry collection from the early 1970s spanning nearly 50 years and published by Create Space. RICK HUNT illustrated the poems and this makes the second collaboration between Angie and Rick: the first was CAT’ASTROPHE.

FANCY FOOTWORK describes how much living there is to be done.

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FFRUK TV Larry Love Special Feature

love 24 feb 2014

Acoustic headliner Larry Love featuring Brendan O’Connell play an exclusive set for FFRUK Reggae Punk Night and you thought only Nick Cave and Johnny Cash could do murder ballads? Wrong, take a listen to Larry Love (Alabama 3) and Brendan O’Connell (Ghostflighters) and revise your thought processes!  They say that white men can’t sing the blues, but this one can, all the way from the Thames Delta with jazz-infused blues meeting Americana outpourings, infusing Merle Haggard with rebel resistance songs. The pair normally play together as Robert Love’s Ghostflighters and are a regular draw around the Brixton area in particular, their songs echoing the 12 Bar ghosts with their rich blend of poignancy and heartfelt tunes of hope, redemption, despair and all things in-between! A worthy headliner for the night that’s turning Monday into the new Friday!
Bison D Moore (Eaten Alive Zine)

Watch the show highlights and interview here on FFRUK’s very first TV Special :



Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream



FFR UK TV Monday 17th February 2014

The Duel + Dave Kusworth + anarchistwood + Will Sid Smith + More

Live streaming video by Ustream

Live streaming video by Ustream



Battle at Kruger

Battle at Kruger

Buffalo vs Lion vs Crocodile

Nature at its most exciting. Different species fighting for survival in the same environment.



Short Video Of FFRUK Reggae Punk Monday Nights

▶ FFRUk Mondays Starts Again Monday 10 February 2014 for 13 Weeks Only ! – YouTube.

FFRUK Mondays starts again with the alluring infectious tunes spun by Resident Dj Segs from Ruts DC & London’s own nu-wave, futuristic commandos THE DUEL, plus very special guests each week at the 12 Bar Club Denmark St Soho

From 10th February 2014 til 28 April 2014

Full detailed line up up special guests each week please go to:

https://www.facebook.com/ffrukit/events



The Duel + Guests: Tango Pirates + Dave Kusworth + The Spanking Machine + The Spirit of Andy Warhol

Watch it here:

Live from Madame JoJos in Soho

Live streaming video by Ustream
Door 8pm

8.30 pm Spanking Machine

9.15pm Dave Kusworth

10.00pm Tango Pirates

10.45pm The Duel

& Djs Thierum + Tobywoby  til Late



FFRUK REGGAE PUNK MONDAYS

FFR UK Presents Reggae Punk Mondays

Monday, 21th October 2013

Madame JoJo’s , London

Exposing the passions of London to the best crucial alternative sounds and entertainment to be found in the city and beyond, another FFR UK Presents Reggae Punk Mondays is primed to set the capital ablaze and its resident’s feverish appetites satiated. Renowned for its presentation of the finest reggae and punk seeded sounds and artists within the famous Madame Jojo’s, FFR UK ensures its reputation of providing the stage for the most innovative and influential underground sounds and their creators with this week’s offering of fresh invention and provocative imagination provided by the likes of The Duel, Segs, and Tango Pirates.

21 oct

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