We are excited to announce our 15th anniversary gig at The Lexington on Saturday 31st May 2014.
From its humble beginnings in a bedroom in south London 1998, where it began as a zine and online record store (the latter since discontinued), it has evolved to a site read by more than 40,000 users a month, now ran from living rooms in Balham and Edinburgh. In the process, literally thousands of bands and concerts have been interviewed and reviewed in its pages.
Around 10 years ago, we also began to put on live concerts, first at the much-missed Spitz venue in east London, then at the Half Moon Herne Hill (via one-offs at Brixton Windmill and Brixton Jamm). Since an opening gig at the Half Moon with the Television Personalities, PB grew in strength with a number of nights there, which have included Willard Grant Conspiracy, Last Harbour, and Dave Harding (Richmond Fontaine). Sadly this ended abruptly last year when Herne Hill was hit by floods. The Half Moon was gutted during the flooding, and has been closed ever since.
As a result, this is our first night at The Lexington, based on Pentonville Road. The line-up for this retrospective is culled from the period where we have been at the Half Moon.
Tickets £5 from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/255804
£6 on door