Music Hall of Williamsburg
Cockney Rejects

Cockney Rejects

Youth Brigade, Murphy's Law, The Templars, The GuvNor (spins btwn sets!)

Fri, February 22, 2013

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Music Hall of Williamsburg

Brooklyn, NY

This event is 16 and over

Cockney Rejects
Cockney Rejects
Cockney Rejects are an Oi! punk rock band that formed in the East End of London in 1979. Their song "Oi, Oi, Oi", from their album Greatest Hits Volume 2, was the inspiration for the name of the Oi! music genre.Their biggest hit record in the United Kingdom, "The Greatest Cockney Rip-Off", was a parody of Sham 69's song "Hersham Boys". Other Cockney Rejects songs were less commercial, partly because they tended to be about hard-edged topics such as street fighting or football hooliganism. The band members are staunch supporters of West Ham United F.C., and their hit song "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles" was a cover of a West Ham supporters' chant, which had been sung since the 1920s.

The violence depicted in their lyrics was often mirrored at their concerts, and the band members often fought to defend themselves (often from supporters of opposing football teams) or to split up conflicts between audience members. Jeff and Mick Geggus (who are brothers) had both been amateur youth boxers, and had fought at the national level. Cockney Rejects expressed contempt for all politicians in their lyrics, and they rejected media claims that they had a British Movement following, or that the band members supported the views of that far right group. In their first Sounds interview, they mockingly referred to the British Movement as the "German Movement" and stated that many of their heroes were black boxers.Jeff Turner's autobiography Cockney Reject describes an incident in which the band members and their supporters had a massive fight against British Movement members at one of Cockney Rejects' early concerts.

Cockney Rejects released their most recent album Unforgiven on the G&R London independent record label in May 2007.
Youth Brigade
Youth Brigade
In The Red's Mike Hale and Mike Carter from Glass and Ashes
To Join Line-up on Guitar and Bass

Los Angeles, CA—Seminal Southern California punks YOUTH BRIGADE will kick off a twelve-citytour in West Palm Beach, FL on Thursday Oct. 27 at Respectable Street with old school friends, TheMeatmen. Additional shows include an alumni appearance with Against Me! and Dillinger Four at the 10thAnnual Fest in Gainesville, FL and a handful of other Florida dates. Swinging through Austin, TX the bandwill perform at the Fun Fun Fun Festival with such acts as Murder City Devils, The Damned, Slayer and
The Misfits.

YOUTH BRIGADE will also appear as main support for The Bouncing Souls at Denver Colorado's
Marquis Theatre on November 2, and the Troubadour in Los Angeles on November 12. To wrap things up,
the boys will be hitting the islands, as in Hawaii, with The Bouncing Souls on a much overdue appearance.

Joining YOUTH BRIGADE founding members SHAWN STERN (guitar/vocals) and MARK STERN(drums) will be In The Red's MIKE HALE on guitar and Glass and Ashes MIKE CARTER on bass. "For 2decades, Youth Brigade has influenced my life and helped lead me to where I am today" says HALE, "I
couldn't be more honored to join this band."

Says MARK of the line-up change: "We're thrilled to welcome Mike Carter and our old friend Mike Haleinto the band and the BYO family. Playing with Joey [Balls] and Johnny [Fingers] was a blast but theirown band Old Man Markley has a full touring schedule and they're working hard on their second full-
length for Fat Wreck Chords. We'll miss them but wish them all the best, and can't wait to hit the stagewith our new members."

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Murphy's Law
Murphy's Law
Since the mid-1980s, for many rebellious kids, experiencing a Murphy's Law show has been a rite of passage. The guys in Murphy's Law always put on more than a live show & their performances are big parties where everyone's invited. A mainstay of the NYC scene for years, extensive touring has secured Murphy's Law as a perennial favorite of hardcore fans everywhere.
Over the course of their career, Murphy's Law have recorded five classic full-length albums of angst-ridden punk songs: "Murphy's Law" (1986), "Back With A Bong" (1989), "Best of Times" (1991), "Dedicated" (1996), which was produced by Daniel Rey and "The Party's Over" (2002). Countless singles and covers have been recorded throughout the bands career which are listed on their website

Murphy's Law have been touring Japan, Europe and the U.S for years despite record label support, thus proving themselves to be one of the hardest working bands out there as well as the hardest rocking.

Known for their great live shows and party ethics, Murphy's Law is a true relic in the New York Hard Core scene. Let the party begin again!
Venue Information:
Music Hall of Williamsburg
66 North 6th St
Brooklyn, NY, 11211