Loading Events

Buzzcocks 40th Birthday Celebrations w/ HITS

March 10, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Purchase securely through
***Our Beer Garden is open for food and drinks from 12noon. You can validate your ticket at the box office from 6pm, and doors to the live music room open at 7:30pm.***

Buzzcocks

Original UK punk-act Buzzcocks kick-off their 40th Birthday celebrations in March 2016, hitting The Triffid on Thursday 10.

Pete Shelley and Howard Devoto formed Buzzcocks in Bolton in February 1976. The band, completed by the addition of Steve Diggle and John Maher, opened for the Sex Pistols in Manchester on 20 July—a follow-up to the now (in)famous Lesser Free Trade Hall gig which Devoto and Shelley had organised the month before.

Gigs in Manchester and London followed, and by the end of 1976, Buzzcocks became one of the first groups to form their own independent record label (New Hormones) on which they released the now-legendary and seminal Spiral Scratch EP.

The following year saw the departure of Devoto and the recruitment of bassist Steve Garvey. In August 1977, the band signed a recording contract with United Artists Records and released the landmark Orgasm Addict single. This was swiftly followed by What Do I Get?, the band’s first entry into the UK top 40 singles chart and the first of a string of chart singles. Over the next three years, Buzzcocks toured extensively and released a trilogy of outstanding albums: Another Music in a Different KitchenLove Bites and A Different Kind of Tension, as well as the hugely influential and popular Singles Going Steady compilation. In 1981, the band went their separate ways to undertake new projects.

1989 saw the reconvened Shelley/Diggle/Garvey/Maher line-up tour the world again by popular demand. Since then, the Shelley/Diggle partnership has been the core of sustained and successful activity without pause, punctuating the years of high-profile gigging to date with six successful and well-received studio albums, culminating in 2015’s The Way.

Few have had the longevity and sustained creative energy to produce the seemingly endless stream of truly original and fantastic pop songs that Pete Shelley and Steve Diggle have consistently delivered over the last four decades. Original and best.

Don’t miss one of the iconic bands of the original punk movement and one of the biggest influences on contemporary punk.

Website: The Buzzcocks
Facebook: The Buzzcocks

HITS

HITS are a rock ‘n’ roll band from Brisbane. Their 2nd album, HIKIKOMORI, was produced by Rob Younger (Radio Birdman / New Christs) and mastered by Don Bartley (he mastered The Beatles FFS!).

The Courier Mail voted their song, Touch of the shorts, as one of the top 50 best Queensland songs ever written, which shoved the band into a list alongside The Saints, The Bee Gees, Powderfinger and the Go-Betweens. No mean feat.

HITS have supported, toured, or played shows with bands including: The Scientists, Radio Birdman, The New Christs, Mustang, You Am I, Warped, The Drones, Digger and the Pussycats, Nunchukka Superfly, The New York Dolls (USA), The Hip Priests (Germany), Bitter Sweet Kicks, The Lime Spiders, The Kelpies, Guitar Wolf (Japan), The Oblivians (USA), Warped, Front End Loader, Giants Of Science, Legends of Motorsport, Dimi Dero Inc (France), Kim Salmon, The Victims, Rocket Science, The Hoodoo Gurus, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion (USA), Psychotic Turnbuckles, The Stems, The Dirtbombs (USA), The Hard-Ons, The Spazzys, The Deniz Tek Group, The Cosmic Psychos, HOSS, Ultra Bullit (France), The Nation Blue, The Powder Monkeys, Mick Medew and The Rumours, The Leftovers, Tumbleweed, Violent Soho, X, The Go-Set, The Dunhill Blues, Head On (France), Endless Boogie (USA), The Gin Club, Sixfthick, Spencer P Jones, Grong Grong, and Penny Ikinger.

Facebook: HITS

March 10, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Purchase securely through
***Our Beer Garden is open for food and drinks from 12noon. You can validate your ticket at the box office from 6pm, and doors to the live music room open at 7:30pm.***