Our good friends, Smithers & Co. are doing it all again, one last time.
Our good friends, Smithers & Co. are doing it all again, one last time.
In January 2003, just days after Joe’s death, a group of Brighton fans of Joe, young and old, put together a small event to mark his passing and to celebrate the life of this inspirational musician and campaigner.
Twelve years on, it has become one of the best-established Joe Strummer annual events, raising money for the Strummerville Foundation and keeping the spirit of Joe alive and well on the South Coast.
2015′s event will be back at the Komedia in Brighton on the 3rd January and the ragged army will once again raise a glass to Joe and the lasting influence that he has on our culture and our politics.
Headlining the night once again are Take The 5th, who cover Clash songs from Janie Jones through to Mescaleros-era Coma Girl. Taking their name from the title given by The Clash to their second US tour in 1979, Take The 5th have been gigging for years, with their blend of rock and reggae recapturing the unique mood of the most vibrant of times.
Austin, TX USA – The Music Moves Mountains Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization offering music as a means of therapy and recovery, is joining forces with Strummerville (Joe Strummer Foundation for New Music) to present a music scholarship for a special needs performing artist or band.
To launch the fundraising efforts, the two charity organizations will host a benefit concert on Friday, August 22nd at The Continental Club in Austin, Texas. The evening will feature Austin luminaries Kevin McKinney & English Teeth, Colin Gilmore, Les Débauchés, Larry Seaman, MaryAnn, and The Painted Redstarts.
There is a suggested tax-deductible donation of $20 (cash or credit) at the door. A silent auction will offer collectable items including an iconic print of Joe Strummer by legendary Rock-n-Roll photographer Bob Gruen. This special evening begins at 9pm, the venue is ages 21+, non-smoking, and is located at 1315 South Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78704, PH (512) 441-2444.
The Music Moves Mountains Foundation was launched in 2012 in response to the lack of resources in the community for music therapy, music education and related services. MMMF teamed up with Strummerville to raise funds for a non-traditional music scholarship for a special needs artist or group as part of its “All Abilities Rock” program.
Joe Strummer was the leader of The Clash and The Mescaleros, and his passion for music and humanitarian work around the world has been an inspiration to MMMF. Strummerville is a registered not for profit charity that was set up by the friends and family of Joe Strummer in the year after his death. Strummerville gives opportunities to aspiring musicians and support to projects that create social mobility through music (Registered Charity #1104165).
As organizations who share similar missions, they are in search of others who want to join in their partnered effort to raise funds for this special scholarship. They are now accepting applications from qualified musicians who would like to be considered for the sponsored scholarship. Applications can be downloaded at www.musicmovesmountains.org.
For more information on The Continental Club, please visit www.continentalclub.com. For Music Moves Mountains Foundation, visit www.musicmovesmountains.org. Strummerville are not involved with the organisation and management of this event.
Oh Yeah in association with the ‘A Riot Of Our Own Own‘ symposium on The Clash are proud to present a night of music inspired and linked to the band and their legacy.
All proceeds from the event will be donated the Strummerville Foundation.
We are excited to be supporting, alongside our dear friends Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast, A Riot of Our Own – A Symposium on The Clash which will be held in Belfast, June 20-21, 2014.
There will also be an event organised in conjunction with Oh Yeah Belfast – ‘A Night of Treason‘ – to raise funds for the Strummerville Foundation.
The enormous cultural influence that The Clash have exercised over the last four decades has found reflection in many spheres but not, strangely, in that of popular music studies. While academics have devoted considerable attention to a great many other, arguably less important, bands, they have had remarkably little to say about The Clash. This symposium represents in part an endeavour to redress this particular, curious silence. A Riot of Our Own will bring together academics, journalists, photographers and musicians to examine the enduring influence and abiding controversy associated with The Clash. It is hoped that the event will constitute an engaging and critical attempt to shed light on both the cultural legacy and contemporary resonance of one of the most influential bands that there has ever been.
Contributors to the event will include:
About the organisers:
You can contact the organisers of the event here: firstname.lastname@example.org – A Riot of Our Own is organised jointly by the Department of Sociology, the National University of Ireland Maynooth and the School of Sociology and Applied Social Studies, the University of Ulster.
A Riot of Our Own is supported by the Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast and by Strummerville. The symposium will be raising funds for Strummerville: The Joe Strummer Foundation for New Music. Strummerville are not involved in the organisation of this event.
We’d like to thank the Ace Cafe London team for supporting us with this fantastic looking event… See you there!
7pm – 11pm
WEDNESDAY 23RD APRIL
Ace Cafe London
Ace Corner, North Circular Road
Stonebridge, London NW10 7UD
Tel: 020 8961 1000 Fax: 020 8965 0161
IN SUPPORT OF STRUMMERVILLE – THE JOE STRUMMER NEW MUSIC FOUNDATION
Hey folks, along with Subway Gallery we would like to thank all the artists who took part in the STRUMMERVILLE SHOW (click through to see the artwork).
A total of £3,439 was raised. A big thank you to Gordon and the Subway Gallery and all the people who supported the December fundraising art exhibition, gift shop and raffle (won by Philip from London).
Strummerville and Subway Gallery enjoyed hosting the event and featuring all the great artwork, feel free to get in touch with Subway Gallery for future arts & music events – http://www.subwaygallery.com/
Strummerville is returning to Southampton for a special all day event at The Joiners on 15th February 2014. Throughout the day we will be showcasing some of the best talent from across the south – and there will be a guest appearance from Kermit (Black Grape) performing his awesome spoken word set.
Confirmed to play so far (in no particular order):
The Flying Alexanders
Special Guest: Kermit (Black Grape) – Spoken Word
Soul & Fire
Rob the Liar
LO FI POET BAND
Bobby Looga – Spoken Word
Dave Hubble – Spoken Word – https://soundcloud.com/dave-hubble
Special Clash Tribute/supergroup featuring Special Guest singers
Last Child Dancing
LOTS MORE TBA
Tech Music School London and Strummerville have joined forces to put on a very special gig for the Strummerville charity on Feb 7th at The Borderline in London, where all ticket proceeds will go to the Strummerville Charity.
Strummerville affiliated artists Dark Moon, Burning Beaches, Francobollo and Lyza Jane will perform live. The event will also include showcase performances from 6 bands currently studying at Tech Music School London.
Strummerville is proud to be Tech Music School’s charity partner and this exiting event will bring down the curtain on a weeklong ‘festival’ run by the School, based in and around their nucleus in Fulham. The Rip It Up Festival is celebrating all things Clash and Strummer related.
For information on the partnership and the Strummerville Scholarship visit www.techmusicschool.co.uk/strummerville
To purchase tickets for the Charity Gig go to http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/strummerville-charity-gig-tickets/101775
Tech Music School (TMS) has over thirty years’ experience in teaching popular music and has established itself as a market leader. TMS prides itself on providing students with extensive teaching, all of which is designed to bolster an exciting career within one of the most competitive industries in the UK; whether you crave to be a performer, music producer, songwriter or music business entrepreneur, TMS will present you will the skills, experience and contacts you need to flourish within the music industry.
A big shout goes out to friends in Austin Texas for putting on this event to celebrate Joe Strummer and to help raise funds for our Strummerville Foundation. Wishing you a great evening on such an important day.