“Over? Did you say over? Nothing is over until we decide it is”
– John Belushi as Bluto in Animal House
Now that we’ve finished setting off fireworks in celebration of an anarchist from 1605, let’s get ready to blow things up in 2018!!
Continuing the tradition of memorable gigs at The Kings Arms, Punk It Up returns to the “KA” on Saturday Feb 17 for the “last ever punk show” before the venue takes its rightful place in the history of Auckland live music venues.
We’re very happy to announce that for the first time in a long while, Wellington’s Flesh D-Vice are getting it together to join this explosive lineup of bands. In the tradition of Punk It Up, one of New Zealand’s finest punk acts, Proud Scum, are reforming especially for the event. Aussie punks Wolfpack are skyrocketing across the Tasman to join in the fun, up and coming Kiwi acts Mishap, and new addition to the bill – TheRocket Jocks, will provide flashy sets, with the first part of the “all-nighter” topped off by punk covers band bankRobbers (joined by some very special guests from the X-Features, The Terrorways, and others). You might even hear “Cherry Bomb”, a real cracker!!
Keeping you waving your sparkler between bands will be a bunch of Auckland’s finest “selectors” including Dubhead, Phil A, and Miss Dom, with your MC for the evening, Ms Labretta Suede, keeping everything popping like a bunch of double-happys in a barrel.
Then, after you’ve sweated out a couple of kilos in front of the stage in the main room, after pogoing like a bunch of Roman Candles, we’re moving the music to the front bar, where the bFM Gang of Four show host an After Party that will continue into the wee small hours with DJs Lise, No Tag’s Andrew Boak, The Terrorways’ Dean Martelli, and Miss Dom among others.
It’s a total venue takeover – bursts of bands in the main bar, the front bar hosting illuminating stalls selling and giving away heaps of punk paraphernalia from the bands performing (and a bunch of artists that aren’t), just because we decide when it’s “Over”
With musical acts performing a mixture of new material and old classics, the whole night is set to encourage community around the punk aesthetic, and expose you to some intelligent and positive alternative thinking, as well as a healthy dose of fast noisy punk rock’n’roll, and of course, seeing The Kings Arms off in a flash of style with the “last ever punk show”
Early Bird Tickets on sale now from Under The Radar