Coming up at the Robin 2.
Punk, and something close to it, is certainly not dead at the Robin 2 in Bilston over the next few days.
On Thursday 1st November From the Jam will be returning to Bilston. Featuring original Jam bassist Bruce Foxton, the band will be celebrating the fortieth anniversary of All Mod Cons, the classic album that kick-started the mod revival and put the band on the road to becoming the biggest in the country.
By coincidence, one of the Jam’s biggest influences will be appearing on Friday 2nd November. Dr Feelgood came roaring out of Canvey Island in the early seventies, their souped-up r’n’b inspiring the young Paul Weller, amongst many others, and providing a hard edge to the pub rock scene that begat a musical revolution. Overcoming the untimely death of enigmatic frontman Lee Brilleaux, he band’s current line-up has remained unchanged for almost twenty years, during which time they have perfected one of the hardest rocking and most enjoyable acts on the live circuit.
Then on Saturday 3rd October there’s a triple bill of out and out punk bands. Topping the bill are Vice Squad, fronted by the inimitable Beki Bondage and a band who stay true to their roots by recording their latest album, 2014’s Cardboard Country, in the front room of Beki’s flat and releasing it without any backing from record companies. Supporting are 1976 originals the Vibrators and Menace, reckoned to be the first skinhead band.
Tickets for all shows are available here