DUB PISTOLS DJ show feat Barry Ashworth & Rodney P in Birmingham

DUB PISTOLS DJ show feat Barry Ashworth & Rodney P

September 17th 2011

@ The Hare & Hound

106 High St
Kings Heath, Birmingham B14 7JZ

0121 444 2081

£6 admission




Flashbax ‘The Best of British Anthems’ with The Dub Pistols. 

It’s been a fantastic year for Barry Ashworth and his band Dub Pistols. Barry and the band have been round the world 5 times playing in every country imaginable, they have headlined festivals, been nominated for awards and have released their fourth studio album. For some artists, these things are just pipe dreams, but for Ashworth and the Pistols, things are only justgetting started.

Dub Pistol’s front man Barry Ashworth will be spinning the tunes for this brilliant edition of Flashbax. Supporting with be ‘rockney’ geezers and London’s favorites Buster Shuffle and those noisy naughty boys from Manchester The Minx. A mix of ska, reggae, hip hop, Brit anthems and rockney!

Doors 5pm-2am


Happy Hour 5 – 9pm – 2 4 1 Cocktails / Wine / Spirits

2 x Bottles San Miguel & Becks £5.00 ALL NIGHT

DJ Sets from:

Phil Smith – Stone Roses and Oasis Tour DJ preparing for his world tour with Noel Gallagher in October.

We Like: The Kinks, The Who, Oasis, Pulp, Blur, Supergrass, Happy Mondays, The La’s, Primal Scream, The Auteurs, The Bluetones, Black Grape, Dodgy, The Verve, The Inspiral Carpets, Weller, Cast, Suede, Elastica, Ocean Colour Scene, Ash, The Lightning Seeds, Kula Shaker, Shed Seven, Embrace, Seahorses, The Charlatons and Gomez.
Come and get your swagger on…..

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20 Inverness Street

DUB PISTOLS music in new Banksy TV show

England based graffiti artist, political activist, film director and painter BANKSY has chosen 5 DUB PISTOL tracks to use in his new tv show “ANTICS ROADSHOW” which will be shown this saturday @ 10:45 pm on Channel 4, straight after they show his debut film Exit Through the Gift Shop, billed as “the world’s first street art disaster movie,” which made its debut at the 2010Sundance Film Festival.[11] The film was released in the UK on 5 March 2010.[12] In January 2011, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary for the film.

The Garden Party Presents: The Snowbombing 2 Day Carnival Party

In honour of Notting Hill Carnival.. 
3pm – 2am each day 

Sun 28th Aug:
Monkey Mafia – Live
Thomas Gandey
Russ Cuban
Jon Carter
Barry Ashworth
Tim Sheridan I Mutiny I Keith Tenniswood (Radioactive Man)
Sam Watt I Arveene I Jadell I Cut la Roc I Dave Hill I Krash Slaughta
Alvin C I Alex Blanco I Shane Egan 
Plus Very Special Guests

Mon 29th Aug:
Plump DJs I The 2 Bears 
3 Very Special Guests
Dub Pistols’ Soundsystem Feat. Rodney P
The Whip (DJ set) I Kool Kids Klub DJs I Barry Peters (Cuban Brothers)
Sophie Lloyd I Nathan Detroit I Marc Roberts I Cashmere Misfit

The Masons Arms 
665 Harrow Road

£15 Sunday
£12 Monday / Earlybirds £8

Tickets available from:
The Masons Arms 



DUB PISTOLS (live), Don Letts, Heatwave, Reggae Roast

Toots and the Maytals, the legendary Reggae innovators, and one of the greatest bands of its kind the world has ever seen, are coming to London to play a packed Brixton Academy.

To celebrate this amazing event, top Brixton nightclub Jamm and popular Bass Music promotion crew THEM have teamed up with Toots himself, to make sure the vibes can continue into the night.

With such a legendary Reggae act, we are proud to have the opportunity to present the best possible Reggae music talent from right here in the UK, all under one roof. As Takes on a slightly more after hours take on the sound, to up the volume and push the tempo. London pays homage to these originators, with the fruits of their influence. Donation made to the Toots Foundation, Toots’s own charity providing aid to under-privileged youth in Jamaica.

Toots Himself Will be Signing autographs in the Venue!
Jerk Chicken BBQ in the Front Yard
The Line up:

The Dub Pistols (live) – headlining our night is the infamous Dub Pistols. The Dub Pistols play on that other famous Jamaican sound, Dub, combined with big beat sounds, and Ska revival influences to create live music which Is concentrated party dynamite.

Don Letts – Credited as the man who brought together Punk and Reggae music, Donn Letts has since become a legendry DJ and figure in London’s music scene. Also a hugely accredited filmmaker, Don Letts continues to bring parties alive with his DJing, and we are very pleased that Donn Letts has agreed to come and play homage to Toots and the Maytals by doing so.

The Heatwave -

Reggae Roast – One of London’s Flagship Reggae Soundsystems, well known for their popular East End parties cruise across the land from playing Bestival to smash the dance.

The Drop (live) – Having previously supported Toots & the Maytals live, The Drop are also one of David Rodigan’s favorite new UK Reggae live acts. A full 7-piece live show with horn section and some awesome tunes, one of which has seen airplay on Kiss FM an Giles Peterson’s Radio one show.

10/10 review on whisperinandhollerin of “Midnight Rocks album”

-  Label: ‘ROOTS’ -  Genre: ‘Reggae’ –  Release Date: ’22nd August 2011′-  
Catalogue No: ‘RJMCD115′ 

Like so many London-based youngsters caught up in the vortex of Punk, Barry Ashworth first caught the roots and dancehall reggae bug when legendary DJs like Don Letts spun bass-heavy Jamaican classics between sets at trail-blazing late ‘70s haunts like The Roxy or Camden’s Electric Ballroom.

It was a combination of this long-standing passion for roots reggae and the mid-90s Big Beat boom that would shape the sound of Ashworth and acolyte Jason O’Byrne’s Dub Pistols project, while later recording sessions with the likes of Horace Andy, The Specials’ Terry Hall and the now sadly late Gregory Isaacs have only enhanced their reputation for releasing quality reggae-tinged material.

Consequently, the first of a new series of releases on the Roots label celebrating Jamaica’s Golden Age seems the perfect opportunity for Ashworth to trawl through his old dub, early dancehall 7”s and 12”s and sequence 14 dynamite pre-digital classics on one LP, the resulting ‘Hit Sound of The Dub Pistols At Midnight Rock.’

It’s an inspired collection. Opening with the almost hymnal ‘Words of my Mouth’ from AL CAMPBELL, the selections move seamlessly from the Poppier end of the spectrum (SUGAR MINOTT’S silky smooth ‘Steal Away Girl’, GEORGE NOOKS’ fab ‘I’ve Got to Go’) through to deep-rooted Rastafarian anthems (BARRY BROWN’S ‘Movements of Jah’) and the otherworldly ‘Blow Mr. Hornsman Blow’ where ghostly snatches of Dave Brubeck’s jazz standard ‘Take Five’ waft through a gaping door of dub. 

Bearing in mind Ashworth is a self-confessed fan of producer Nkrumah ‘Jah’ Thomas, it’s no surprise we also get a generous collection from his archive. This is most definitely a good thing, as the goodies include toast-heavy DJ workouts (RANKING TOYAN’S ‘Palaving Spree’) and ‘Rain Dub’ from ROOTS RADICS VS. THE SCIENTIST, a wonderfully wobbly dub with snatches of ambulance sirens, ratchet guitars and bass frequencies sliding dangerously into the red. Perhaps best of all, though, is the relatively obscure EARLY B’S ‘History of Jamaica’ (“Jamaica is a country inna de Caribbean Sea…700 miles from Miami”): a brilliant geographical Roots classic and a real find to boot.

With its’ 14 tracks clocking in at a leave-you-wanting-more 48 minutes, ‘The Hit Sound of the Dub Pistols At Midnight Rock’ is an absolute must-have for all self-respecting lovers of old school Roots Reggae. If you’ve previously given headphone space to Barry Myers’ ace ‘Scratchy Sounds’ or any of the magical Trojan Box Sets then you’ll be right at home here. 

Dub Pistols online

Roots Records website

Roots Records on MySpace



Vale Earth Fair Fundraiser – Dub Pistols DJ set

Saturday July 30th 7pm till 12:30 AM

Come check out the awesome Barry Ashworth from the Dub Pistols play a live DJ set up at the Tav. With support from Sniper and Key-lo, we will be taking you on a journey of all the best Dub / Breakz and D&B around. MC Sirreal will also be performing along side us all for the night too.

This is one gig not to miss. Hot from Glade and Womad, Barry will be flying in for his exclusive set and back out the next day headed for Camp Bestival and the V Festival later on in August. So don’t miss your opportunity to catch him for £10 quid on your doorstep !

The mighty Pushang will also be performing a live set between DJ’s, so get there early so you don’t miss a thing.

Subzero will be putting in all their lasers and mixing up a load of trick new video samples to really get the atmosphere going. 

All proceeds taken on the night goes to our chosen charities, so it’s all for an amazing cause. Please show your support for this event. it’s gonna be a night to remember. Numbers are strictly limited, so make sure you arrive before it sells out !

Forget boring old town and come up early to the Tav and get the drinks going in the front garden – Music starts at 7pm till 12:30am

Spread the word people and C’ya all there.




Free ticket give away for the V-DUB Festival

As you may well know, in a few weekends time, 20th & 21st of August, V-Dub will be rolling into action. Designed especially for lovers, owners and enthusiasts of all models and types of VW. The family orientated show offers a chilled, laid-back weekend of all things VW on the IoW, the event set on the scenic and magical County Showground, Northwood.

A full line-up of entertainments and music will be announced over the coming weeks, but be sure to expect the some fairly spectacular stuff including The Dub Pistols, whom recently tore up the newly incarnated Glade festival a free mix from which you can grab here. We have been given two free, weekend tickets to offer up in a for this event, only a question need be answered;

What is the direct translation of the term ‘Volkswagon’?

Answers on post-cards to – james@once-upon.org


Dub Pistols Barry Ashworth Dj show in Warsaw, Poland

Dub Pistols head gunslinger will play a special one off event @ Club De Lite in Warsaw, Poland on friday 22nd July along side Poland’s finest The Last Robots

for more info




A KILLER Reggae/ Dub line up awaits you here, with Mr reggae himself, The upsetter Lee Scratch Perry. After producing most of the reggae world under his hawkful eye in his beloved (and burnt) Black Ark Studio. In his seventh decade, Lee Perry without a doubt is still a force in the world of reggae. Supporting line up isn’t bad too huh? the Dub Pistols, everyones favourite DJ Derek…..Not bad atall huh?







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