There was a time when politics and music actually meant something beyond the febrile posturing of sunglasses-wearing rock tyrants. The problem ‘skinhead’ bands like the Upstarts had, back in the 80’s, was that the majority of their bald-headed followers enjoyed politics of the far right kind and weren’t shy about booting it into others. It didn’t stop Mensi & co belting out some cracking polemical pro-socialist, anti-fascist anthems though. If the sight of grown men jumping up and down getting sweaty on nostalgia works for you, then there’s only one place to be really. Oi oi!
Sat 18 Jun, Hare & Hounds, 106 High Street, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7JZ. 7pm £15 www.hareandhoundskingsheath.co.uk
Published on: Sat 11 Jun 2016