We are unbelievably stoked to bring you a veritable legend of the USA punk scene, and by far the biggest name we've had at Smash It Up from the 90's Epitaph era: Down By Law
Dave Smalley is a seminal figure in US Punk and Hardcore having been singer in Dag Nasty and ALL on their early albums. He formed Down by Law in the 90's and was promptly signed to Epitaph - home of Bad Religion, The Offspring, Rancid. With 8 albums (9 if you include the Best of, who's tracklisting was decided by a fan vote) they have a catalogue of memorable tracks and a few interesting cover versions. Following up on 2012's "Champions of the Heart" they have a new EP/Mini Album called "Revolution Time" which is being issued as a vinyl only 10" release with extra tracks from the CD version, in the UK by Dry Heave Records.
This is a rare chance to see this amazing band (they haven't played in the UK for over a decade) and this is the ONLY Northern show.
As If This isn't exciting enough, we also have SOUTHPORT who feature Simon from UK legends Snuff, and Dec from fellow punkers Midway Still, having gone down a storm at the Whizzwood reunion a couple of years ago it's a pleasure to have these Hull faves back.
And! opening up the show we have Grimsby pop punks NOT TONIGHT AND THE HEADACHES (for fans of Descendents/ALL, Bad Religion etc)
Monday 4th August 2014
DOWN BY LAW
this is the tune most know them for
NOT TONIGHT AND THE HEADACHES