Just a little post to bring to you an awesome alternative music festival happening in the UK in 2014. This one is a ground breaker, being initially funded with a Kickstarter campaign, it really can claim to be for the fans, by the fans.

There is a Goth stage at the festival and I suspect many fans of the Rose will also like many of the bands already confirmed: Fields of The Nephilim, Eden House, Skeletal Family, March Violets and many more.

Click here for more info and tickets.

Paul James Berry German Live Dates

Rose fans, make sure you get along to see PJB playing in Germany during April 2013.



ROA Content from The Story Of The Alternative 80′s

Last year Future published “The Cure and the story of the alternative 80′s” magazine which you can still pick up from here.

Here is the Rose of Avalanche content from the magazine.

PJB On Rome Piper Gig & 1989 “Bad Attitudes” European Tour

Following last weeks post of the “What’s Going Down” video from the Rome Piper gig on 22nd May 1989, Paul James Berry has been in touch with a little more info:

Rome I remember it very well.  Bloody Romans robbed our tour bus!  Luckily all the gear was in the venue and we only lost a chess set and a few coats……  It was a badly planed out tour with very very long drives. We drove to Rome from Alicante in Spain (about 1,500 km’s) and when we finally got there the venue was double booked with some American band. Anyway, we sorted it out and shared the bill and it turned out to be a very good night………

PJB has also helped fill in a huge hole in 1989 Gigography by providing details of the “Bad Attitude” Tour. I’ve added all 20 missing dates in there now, so thanks to Paul!

“Bad Attitudes” 1989 European Tour

12th lyon – le truck,
13th paris – rex club,
15th torino – studio,
16th venice – shindy,
18th valencia – the garage,
20th alicante mana-mana,
22nd rome – uonna,
23rd pisa – 20+1 club,
24th lausanne – dolce vita,
25th geneva new morning,
26th berne – ISC,
27th munich – manage,
28th stuttgart – longhorn,
29th mannheim – alte haupfeurwache,
30th frankfurt – batschkapp,
31st bochum -zeche,

1st koln – wartesaal,
2nd bielfeld – pc69,
3rd hamburg – docks,
4th bremen – schlachthof,
6th hannover musikzirkus,
7th berlin – quarter latin

Stay tuned for further clips from the Rome show…

La Cave, Verviers, Belgium – 27.09.1986

Download the entire gig from the awesome Dark Circle Room and Roverinexile.

From Dark Circle…

Quite a long intro, including Majesty playing over the PA.  Velveteen had only just been released.  Always There is introduced as a “brand spanking new song”. After Gimme Some Loving’, the band (mostly Glenn?) go into a bit of a jam, ending up playing Wild Thing.  This, combined with the Doors cover, really demonstrates their influences, despite the goth tag they ended up with.  Phill still sounds young, but is beginning to pick up some of his more confrontational attitude with audiences, which was missing in earlier gigs


01 Intro 3:13
02 Conceal Me 7:10
03 Goddess 11:49
04 Velveteen 17:23
05 Just Like Yesterday 22:14
06 A Stick In The Works 26:30
07 Waiting For The Sun 29:55
08 Too Many Castles In The Sky 34:11
09 Always There 37:33
10 Rise To The Groove 41:22
Encore break
11 Gimme Some Lovin’ 45:29
12 Jam > Wild Thing 48:53
13 LA Rain

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