Tribute to Joe Strummer: A Benefit For Strummerville

Tribute to Joe Strummer: A Benefit For Strummerville

With performances by Disaster Committee, The Future Unwritten, The Headies, The Keefs, Tin Can Ramblers, The Cocks and more!

Who We (Strummerville) Are
Set up by the friends and family of Joe Strummer in the year after his death, we seek to reflect Joe’s unique contribution to the music world by offering support, resources and performance opportunities to artists who would not normally have access to them. We are based in west London and we’re a UK registered charity & totally independent non-political music charity.

What We (Strummerville) Do
We reach out to music projects around the globe, such as WAYout Project in Sierra Leone. We also work with bands and musicians here in the UK to help get their music recorded and we provide a platform for them to showcase their music. We also put on the odd gig or two in London.

In Action
Recent projects have been to install a recording studio and provide instruments and training to WAYout project in Sierra Leone, set up a music room in Tilinanu, Malawi as well as rehearsal rooms in Belfast, London with more planned.

The Fakirs

Gretchen, Jerad, Danny and Mike play songs about Hindu Gods, reincarnation, pirate utopias, and beyond.

Disaster Committee

Disaster Committee is a punk rock band from Newark, Delaware formed in 2012. The band started as a three piece, consisting of Pat Higgins on vocals and bass, Lee Tarczynski on vocals and guitar and Chris Fanny on drums. In September 2012, BJ Clements joined the band as a second guitarist.

Their sound is a combination of their common influences of punk and hardcore, along with each member's eclectic taste in other genres of music.

In June of 2012, Disaster Committee released a self titled, four song EP. In the fall of 2013 they self released their first full length record, “Shipwrecked” via a successful Kickstarter campaign. The band has recently been labeled one of “10 Delaware Bands You Should Listen To Now” by Paste Magazine.

Chris Fanny also plays drums in Philadelphia based garage rock band, The Scovilles, and Pat also plays bass in Feral Ponies and Raised by Ghosts.

The Future Unwritten

The Future Unwritten from Philadelphia / Wilmington, DE features driving Tommy Stinson-style bass alongside Keith Moon-inspired rhythms, layered and held together with big guitar sounds resembling groups such as The Hold Steady and The Drive By Truckers. The band shares songwriting and vocal responsibilities, which creates a unique, soulful punk rock sound.

Forming in the summer of 2006, The Future Unwritten was received with praise after playing shows in and around Philadelphia. Shortly after recording their first demo “We Have Our Moments”, the band recorded their EP “Extended Play” with the help of the established Milkboy Studios in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. “Extended Play” was voted “Best Rock EP of the Year” by radio station 93.7 WSTW.

With two well-received albums and airplay on several major radio stations throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, The Future Unwritten is a force to be reckoned with. Playing in venues throughout the East Coast, they continue to gather more adoring fans and shape themselves into a powerful indie rock band.

The Headies

Delaware's finest pop punk troupe brings you a much-delayed, highly-anticipated dose of perfectly prepared pop punk! No matter how good I tell you this record is, you're still going to be blown away when you hear it.

THE KEEFS are the perfect blend of old-school punk and rootsy rock & roll with the melody and hooks of power pop and hints of glam rock sheen.

Slightly gritty vocals, contrasted with melodic guitar lines, define their sound.

Tin Can Ramblers

A fresh take on good old fashioned rockabilly.

George M Murphy, "2-N" Kenn Koubek, Will Donnelly and a revolving band of scoundrels.

The Lift Up

The Lift Up will release their debut album, Without Dreams, We Are Only Sleeping this fall. The record was co-produced by the band and Grammy-nominated producer, Jim Salamone at Cambridge Sound Studios in Newtown, PA. The nine songs on Without Dreams… alternate between aggressive, modern rock garage stompers and quiet moments of equally intense sonic reflection, all the while remaining short and to the point. Lyrically, the songs deal with the pressures of adult life, of trying to survive under the constant weight of one’s past. The Lift Up consists of bassist Larry Zappaterrini, drummer John Paul Travis and singer/songwriter/guitarist Joe Castro.

DJ Shadylady

$8.00

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Tribute to Joe Strummer: A Benefit For Strummerville with The Fakirs, Disaster Committee, The Future Unwritten, The Headies, The Keefs, Tin Can Ramblers, The ...

Friday, December 20 · 8:00 PM at World Cafe Live - Wilmington Upstairs