In April 2017 Fred Perry SubcultureLive returned to the legendary London venue, The 100 Club.
One of the oldest and now the most iconic music venues in the world. Opening its doors in 1942 - the inclusive live music policy has always been at the heart of the club's ethos. The spiritual home of British subcultures from Blues, Mod, Punk, Britpop and Indie.
Throughout 2017 Fred Perry SubcultureLive and The 100 Club have hosted a series of gigs together that continue the tradition of supporting emerging new talent and music icons.
April opened with a new talent showcase at The 100 Club, with a laid-back set from Peckham’s Cosmo Pyke. Joined by Bakar - combining grime and guitars. All finished off with a DJ set from Nabihah Iqbal (formerly known as Throwing Shade).
Graeme Park (DJ Set)
May saw Shaun Ryder play the historic venue for the first time with his band Black Grape. Very ably assisted by the inimitable Kermit. With a joyous Graeme Park set (also playing the club for the first time) to round off the night.
Fat White Family
July, saw The Fat White Family play a storming gig. With the one man scene shifter Lias Saiodi in blistering form. Supported by music cohort Alex Sebley and co-writer (Touch the Leather) with his new band, PreGoblin.
Back to back with The Fat White Family - July brought the one and only Mark E Smith to the venue for the first ever time. True to form - his performance was unique, legendary and unforgettable. Supported by the exceptional Goat Girl, with a dark and devious DJ set by Andrew Weatherall.
Long time collaborators Heavenly Recordings joined us in August to put on a rousing return for colloquial king Baxter Dury. With hotly tipped Halifax trio The Orielles providing a spell binding warm up.
November brought seminal Sonic Youth guitarist Thurston Moore to The 100 Club stage for the first time in 30 years. Supported by North London hotshots, Sorry. Complimented perfectly by a deftly woven Tim Burgess DJ set.
The Moonlandingz emerged from the realms of fiction to rock The 100 Club to its foundations in December. A stunning live show that also saw Nervous Conditions confirm why they will be such a force in 2018. A British subcultural trio manned the decks with Terry Hall, Don Letts & The Hacienda’s Graeme Park adding to an unforgettable night.
Music, fashion, art and preconceived notions of Christmas collided in December as HMLTD took over The 100 Club to celebrate their fictitious holiday Polycephmas. 2018 will prove a pivotal year for HMLTD as they are expected to deliver on their stunning aesthetic promise with a debut album. Support came from the equally experimental and aesthetic London acts Gentle Stranger and Sex Cells. With an uber laid back, Clarence Clarity DJ set adding to the unique charm and pre-Xmas glow of the night.