Stiff Little Fingers 40th Anniversary Tour

Stiff Little Fingers 40th Anniversary Tour

Death by Unga Bunga

Wed. September 27, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Underground Arts

$25.00 - $28.00

This event is 21 and over

Stiff Little Fingers
Stiff Little Fingers
Northern irish Punk band formed around 1977 with the original members being Jake Burns, Ali McMordie, Henry Cluney & Brian Faloon.

This version of the band recorded their first LP "Inflammable Material" which included their signature songs about life in Belfast, "Alternative Ulster", "Suspect Device" and "Wasted Life" but also a musically bold reworking of Bob Marley's "Johnny Was"

Moving to London in 1979, the band lost Brian Faloon who was replaced on drums by Jim Reilly. They recorded the LP "Nobody's Heroes" for Chrysalis, an LP which was poppier than "Inflammable Material" but continued exploring similar themes. A cover of the Specials "Doesn't Make It Alright" was included, less successfully than "Johnny Was". "Nobody's Heroes" was followed by the pure power pop of the LPs "Go For It" and "Now Then" (featuring new drummer Dolphin Taylor, previously of the Tom Robinson Band )which failed to satisfy their fans, and the live LP "Hanx". In 1983 the band decided to call it a day

In 1987, Burns reformed the band with McMordie, Cluney and Taylor. When McMordie left in 1990, he was replaced on bass by Bruce Foxton, previously of The Jam. McMordie rejoined the band in 2006. The current incarnation of SLF, which still tours includes Burns, bassist Ali McMordie, guitarist Ian McCallum and drummer Steve Grantley
Death by Unga Bunga
Death by Unga Bunga
2016 looks like being DBUB's most prolific year so far. They released their fourth album, «Pineapple Pizza», in March, and September 9th they will re-issue their debut album, «Juvenile Jungle», and simultaneously issue four brand new songs on the EP «Fight!». Three releases in one year should justify a few pats on the back, but still the band have no intention of slowing down anytime soon.

A common misconception is that DBUB are leaning heavily on the retro rock trend, and in particular good old garage rock. It's been a while since the boys listed The Sonics as their main source of inspiration, and people who have followed the band the last couple of years obviously know that they've grown to become one of Norway's best power pop/-rock bands. And let it be said: Not many bands make cooler riffs and choruses than DBUB right now.

After «Pineapple Pizza» was released earlier this year, the band have mainly been on the road, and especially in the US. The Americans welcomed them with open arms, and they were added by more than one hundred radio stations. This made them one of the most played bands on American college radio. Their fans are screaming for more, and that's just what DBUB intend to give them!

On «Fight!» you get four new songs, with the guitar distorted to the max and with melodies that you're guaranteed to sing along to at your next party. The EP's title do not describe the band's love for fist fights or meaningless quarrels, but it's rather a tribute to the fight for quality music. Because quality music exists, and DBUB is a steady supplier of just that.
Venue Information:
Underground Arts
1200 Callowhill Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19108
http://undergroundarts.org/

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