Not just the usual suspects…

Update on benefits 1/9/09: many thanks to all who attended the 2 recent benefits on 22 and 31 August, which raised a total of £291 towards the bookfair costs (after the expenses of the gigs was paid). Special thanks too to the bands who played, those who helped on the night, and of course to the ever spikey Bastard Squad collective. Now…dont forget the bookfair…and the after-party that night at The Croft, featuring Gary Clail (of Tackhead & On-U Sound) with a 2 hour midnight set, plus live acts & DJ’s.

Round off your bank holiday weekend in style with the Bank Holiday Monday Bookfair Benefit Blow Out @ The Croft. A warm and inspiring night is guaranteed, whatever the weather outside, at the Bristol anarchist bookfair 2009 fundraiser – volume 3.

benefit_31809_smallThere’s an early start, because there’s so much on, and after all some of us have to work the next day too. Doors open 6pm, film at 6.30pm, first band at 8pm, ends around 11.30pm. £5 on the door.

We kick off with the excellent documentary ’69’, a powerful feature film about the resistance to the eviction of Ungdomshuset in Copenhagen, by former inhabitants of the house. There’s cool review of the film and a look at the events it portrays here.

After that The Bastard Squad Collective and friends need YOU to come and skank your heart out to…

USUAL SUSPECTS (Dangerous anarchist ska-dub-punk, on the run from Belgium and coming for your cider!)
HEADJAM (From London; madness, genius, you’ll know you wanna dance!)
JAKAL (feral, wild-eyed punk ska-vengers from London)
SPANNER (They just will not be quiet! Militant ska-punk from Bristol)

There will of course be an info stall, and copies of the bookfair programme are available on the night, along with posters and other publicity for you to take away.

The Croft is at 117-119 Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3RW. We’ll see you there then…