New York’s hardcore exponents Madball pull into The Craufurd Arms this Saturday night.
The band has been a proposition since the late eighties, and earlier this summer the unit – still fronted by founder Freddy Cricien – released their ninth album.
It had an easy, truthful title too – Hardcore Lives, because this mob don’t run from the responsibility of carrying on the tradition, they positively embrace the job in hand.
And do a fine job of it too.
Sure things have changed since those early days (how could they not in two decades of existence?) but while they push forward with relevance, they stand safe with the honour that comes with the genre...and the expected rage and rebellion is still oozing too.
Perhaps it is best summed up with a line taken from True School, one of the tracks on the new album: Respect the old ways, but it’s a new day...’
Joining the quartet for an abrasive night at the Wolverton venue will be Breaking Point and Coldburn.
Tickets for the over 14s show are on sale at twelve quid and doors open at 7.30pm.
The charmingly named Dirt Box Disco will be live at MK11 in Kiln Farm this Friday night.
DBD arrive with the promise of ‘spreading sonic filth to anyone that will listen,’ and people have been listening for quite a while actually – they released their third album Bloonz earlier this year.
We haven’t seen DBD live, but those that have say that if you want to be titillated into submission with a cascade of verbal and visual pleasure, this is the band for you.
Join the alternative garage punkers from 8pm.
Support is coming from Born to Destruct and B-Movie Britz .