CALLING ALL BANDS,
SONGWRITERS, PROMOTERS , ARTISTS , VISIONARIES
PERFORMING OR PUTTING ON A NIGHT
…PLEASE GET IN TOUCH …
So last time out we told you about brotherly British pop trio THE CARESS. Their first panda release is a digisingle called ‘You’re Always Miles Away’ and fans of gently buoyant alt.pop will swoon over their Go Betweens slink and gorgeous go-for-it Rialto-esque retro charm. Clash certainly don’t disagree – they’ve premiered the track right here.
'a coy blast of melodic wordsmithery' - Clash
‘You’re Always Miles Away’ is out on August 25th, and is the first track to be culled from The Caress’s’s’s’s ‘You Say I Kiss Like A Girl’ EP, which is released on the panda on September 15th. To celebrate this soon-to-be seminal event THE CARESS headline a special local launch party at The Amersham Arms in sunny New Cross on Wednesday September 13th with admirable support including panda labelmates 485C + Hussy + Hazey as per the poster lurking around here.
News: Record Store Day feature - Incredible Society RSD Party
"Record Store Day is the one day of the year when over 200 independent record shops all across the UK come together to celebrate their unique culture. Special vinyl releases are made exclusively for the day and many shops and cities host artist performances and events to mark the occasion. Thousands more shops celebrate the day around the globe in what’s become one of the biggest annual events on the music calendar."
Amersham Arms are thrilled to host The Incredible Society RSD Party, with live performances from Pictish Trail, Clémentine March, Gift Horse and Super Best Friends Club. Our upcoming celebration of all things music and those magical vinyl discs has been featured on The List's Record Store Day 2018: where to head in London - https://www.list.co.uk/article/100087-record-store-day-2018-where-to-head-in-london/ and the Evening Standard's Record Store Day 2018: Where to celebrate in London - https://www.standard.co.uk/go/london/music/record-store-day-2018-where-to-celebrate-in-london-a3817131.html?amp
...and the official Record Store Day website - https://recordstoreday.co.uk/events/
This is not to be missed!
See event listings for further details - tickets are going quickly!
News: Comedian Pays For Fan's MOT
By Bruce Dessau on 29/3/2018
We here at Beyond The Joke know what a reticent, publicity-shy figure Daniel Kitson is and how he likes to portray himself as the bullet-proof hard man of stand-up comedy. However a story has come to our attention that we cannot resist passing on, which rather undercuts this image of the self-styled D-Dog.
On Monday night Kitson compered the Happy Mondays comedy club at the Amersham Arms in New Cross. He was supposed to be compering but he also ended up doing the headline slot too, something that is far from onerous for a man of his considerable stand-up skills.
During the gig, however, Kitson was engaging in his traditional banter with the audience and asked one fan, Morgan Lloyd Malcolm, about their day after a friend shouted out that it was Morgan's birthday. They explained that they had just taken their car for its annual MOT earlier and than it had failed the test and run up a considerable repair bill. Kitson was so moved by their story that he decided to combine his fee and the fee Tony Law – who was supposed to headline – would have received if he had also done the gig. He took Morgan's bank details – and no this wasn't an elaborate scam – and transferred £199 of hard-earned Happy Mondays top dollar into her account.
Update: She has just picked up her car and posted an update on Twitter: "picked my car up today. Was just over £500 for the repairs so DK totally saved me. Honestly this would have been a real blow. So so grateful"
Happy Mondays indeed.
TAKE COURAGE GALLERY PRESENTS: She’s Having A Wank, Chill X
The Take Courage Gallery opening introduces one of its directors Ellie Pennick, the self-proclaimed “Nasty Woman” and artist creating controversy with her sculpture of Prime Minister, Theresa May sticking the EU flag in her vulva. After tweeting the PM a picture of her work, Our Theresa has received both scrutiny and praise from Twitter users. ‘She’s having a wank chill’ will include ‘Our Theresa’ in all her glory and documentation of the humorous and outrageous backlash she has received through social media.
Read More - https://www.droolcreatives.co.uk/events/shes-having-a-wank-chill-x
MILK announce Get Over It Xmas party
Following another brilliant night last month, MILK are returning to the Amersham Arms on 9 December for a festive edition of Get Over It.
Hosting another night of 90s/00s nostalgia and karaoke hits, as well as some Christmas classics thrown in, Get Over It is ready to get glittery and merry. With tickets just £3 in advance or £4 on the door (though the last even sold out so we don’t recommend hanging about) there’s no reason not to.
We are extremely excited to announce THAT WE NOW HAVE Vegan Sunday Roasts available!!
Get Over It announce second London clubnight (and share event playlist)
Back by popular demand after a huge launch event, Get Over It – the 90s/00s themed clubnight launched by Glasgow’s MILK is taking over the Amersham Arms on 11 November. Promising tons of glitter, Top Of The Pops karaoke and 90s/00s outfits encouraged, Get Over It is sure to be one of the best nights of your life. Don’t believe us? Watch the video of the launch event and see for yourself.
Convinced? Have a dance to the playlist and get yourself to Amersham Arms for Get Over It part 2:
LIPS CHOIR AND FRIENDS PRESENT...
A TRIBUTE TO AMY WINEHOUSE
Meet the wrestling promotion who hired Big Keith from The Office to be their ring announcer
Get the scotch eggs ready and the Ali G costumes freshly laundered, because Anarchy Pro Wrestling are bringing Big Keith from The Office to the wrestling ring this week. The London based company have hired actor Ewen MacIntosh to reprise his iconic role from The Office on Thursday in New Cross, and MacIntosh will be ring announcing Anarchy Pro’s …And Out Come The Tools
While the lure of Big Keith may tempt some comedy fans to the Amersham Arms, there will also be plenty of exciting action to appeal to wrestling fans too. British wrestling is currently experiencing one of its most successful years ever, and less than a week after featuring at PROGRESS Wrestling’s historic Alexandra Palace show, Jimmy Havoc will be competing in the main event for Anarchy Pro in an Office Death Match against Strangler Davis.
Music also represents an important aspect of the promotion, with a punk ethos emphasised by an innovative entrance theme method.
The best comedy clubs in London..
THE AMERSHAM ARMS MAKES TOP TEN AS TIMEOUT round up the best comedy clubs and nights in the capital
LAURIE VINCENT ISN’T JUST THE GUITARIST IN SLAVES, THE FEARSOME TWO-MAN PUNK BAND FROM KENT. HE’S ALSO A VISUAL ARTIST AND EXHIBITED HIS WORK AT THE AMERSHAM ARMS, A SOUTH-EAST LONDON BOOZER. IT WAS A COLOURFUL, LIGHTHEARTED COLLECTION, THE PAINTINGS POKE FUN AT RELIGION, EXPLORE CONSPIRACY THEORIES AND OFTEN FEATURE PLASTIC BAGS. WE HEADED TO HIS TINY STUDIO, TUCKED AWAY IN AN UNPROMISING INDUSTRIAL ESTATE IN LEWISHAM, SOUTH-EAST LONDON, TO GET THE STORIES BEHIND SOME OF PIECES.
Slaves guitar player Laurie Vincent shares his teeny studio with his artist friend Daisy. They draw an invisible line between their sides, meaning they’re pretty pushed for space, and you can barely move for all of their art and the artworks aren’t the only things in the studio that are inked up.
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Momentum Jam For Jez
Sisteray SISTERAY- Queens English - Amersham Arms
LIVE AT THE AMERSHAM ARMS
A brief clip of Surge performing at The Amersham Arms during the 'This Feeling' club night.
I’VE WALKED PAST THE AMERSHAM ARMS IN NEW CROSS DOZENS OF TIMES. I’VE ALWAYS FOUND IT A LITTLE INTIMIDATING. NOT BECAUSE IT LOOKS PARTICULARLY SCARY, BUT BECAUSE THE POSTERS FOR DJ SETS FROM THE GUITARIST OF SOME NOUGHTIES BAND SCREAM ‘STUDENTS!’ BUT SINCE I PLUCKED UP THE COURAGE TO ACTUALLY STEP INSIDE, I’VE FALLEN IN LOVE WITH THE PLACE. THE AMERSHAM ARMS IS LIKE A TWO-STAGE TARDIS. WHAT LOOKS LIKE A SMALL, COSY PUB FROM THE STREET ALSO LOOKS THAT WAY INSIDE: THERE ARE WOOD-PANELLED WALLS, CHESTERFIELD SOFAS AND FAIRY LIGHTS DRAPED AROUND PICTURE FRAMES. BUT IT’S ALL A FRONT FOR A HUGE CLUB AND MUSIC VENUE OUT THE BACK. DON’T BE FOOLED BY THE ONE OLD MAN NURSING AN ALE AT THE BAR: THROUGH THE PLAIN BLACK DOOR ARE 300 GOLDSMITHS STUDENTS DRINKING OUT OF PLASTIC PINT GLASSES AND PISSING THEMSELVES WITH LAUGHTER.
Comedy night Happy Mondays takes place here every fortnight. Entry’s only a fiver, and some of the best names in the business regularly navigate the Overground to New Cross. Stewart Lee, Mark Watson and Milton Jones have all stormed it recently. Heck, even David Cross – yes, Tobias from ‘Arrested Development’ – performed a rare London set here a few weeks ago. It was his first gig in five months. Why do comics like playing it? It’s fun! The crowds are lively and the promoters are nice people. The students might come for the cheap ticket price, but it’s the comedy-savvy Londoners who make it special.
Amersham Arms – The pub that makes us laugh. A lot
By Ben Williams, Time Out Comedy editor and recent convert to the Amersham Arms.
21st September 2016
John McCullagh chats ahead of his Amersham Arms gig
22 PICTURES THAT PROVE SOUTH LONDON ISN’T AN ACTUAL SHITHOLE...
This Victorian watering hole has adopted a trendily ramshackle yet comfortable character. Visitors are made to feel as if enjoying a night out in their own living room. A stone’s throw from Goldsmiths University, it effortlessly blends old-school pints with uber cool music and comedy nights: Alt-J, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Vaccines, Carl Barat, Bloc Party, Dave Rowntree (Blur/Xfm), Primal Scream, Mystery Jets, Maximo Park, The Cribs, The Coral, and Terry Hall (The Specials) have all been down to spin their favourite tunes.
Happy Mondays are a long-established fortnightly comedy event, where the well-known comics honing their material have included Stewart Lee, Cardinal Burns, Russell Howard, Shappi Khorsandi, Andy Parsons, Andi Osho, Arthur Smith, Sarah Millican, Greg Davies, Milton Jones, Dane J Baptiste, Robin Ince, Sean Walsh, Al Murray.
The Amersham Arms also hosts film and poetry evenings, and offers space for exhibitions.
THE ZINE UK
The Next Alt Rock Music Industry
A&R man (The Libertines among his spots), band manager and rock’n’roll raconteur James Endeacott set up his own record label, 1965 Records, in 2006 in conjunction with SonyBMG. After several years – and a lot of records – the enterprise came to an end… but despite, or indeed because of that experience he’s at it again. Reviving 1965 for the new year, the label kicks back into life with a night at the Amersham Arms in London on 20 December featuring Holy, Man & The Echo and Lusts live, while Palma Violets are on the decks. Explaing why it’s 1965 again, he’s written a guest column for Q on the joys and pitfuls of having your own label...http://www.qthemusic.com/7601/guest-column-i-wish-it-could-be-1965-again/
NX Records seems to grow from strength to strength.
Kicked off as a collaboration between Accidental Records and Goldsmiths college in London, the project has taken on a character of its own.
The label's annual mixtape contains new artists from South East London, and it's always incredibly eclectic.
This year is no exception. The content was over seen by the Accidental team - including Matthew Herbert - while songwriters James Ewers and VV Brown acted as guest judges.
VV Brown comments: "The submissions this year were all so different and eclectic. It was difficult to decide and I enjoyed going through them all. At times easy on the ear, at times challenging, but in all very exciting."
Semi Precious stepped in to craft the mixtape, presenting an exquisite collage of some 43 tracks. It makes for fascinating listening - tune in via the link below.
NX Records and On Blackheath will present a special showcase featuring artists from this mixtape on May 12th at the Amersham Arms in New Cross, London.