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Smiley & The Underclass, Jazz Riot, Smokin Coconuts

  • Cobalt Studios 10-16 Boyd Street, Ernest Cafe, Shieldfield Newcastle upon Tyne United Kingdom (map)

Smiley and the Underclass are a punkey, reggae explosion. Think Bob Dylan meets The Clash and King Tubby in a dark alley. The urgency of their razor sharp lyrics and guitars awaken all modern era punk rockers and roots rebels.

With their out spoken punk poetry, bawdy cynicism and taste for socialism Jazz Riot are hard to describe and even harder to resist Expect skronky jazz riffs and motormouth rhymes about topics such as vaping, online gambling and deceitful, racist cats.

The Smokin Coconuts peddle a unique and sleazy cocktail of reggae, klezmer, calypso and Latin rhythms all wrapped up in a great big bow of psychedelic , kick arse, garage energy called world punk

With social unrest all over, these are three bands that will stir us, capture the spirit of our times, and remind us that protest and revolt is possible.

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