Well, you're wrong. If you're near London, we'd hope you'd be at Kings College London for This Ain't No Picnic, a two day, 34 band "urban festival" curated by the great and wonderful people of Smalltown America, the natural successor to their former Alldayers. Headliners are Future Of The Left on Saturday and, playing their only British gig for the moment, Polysics on Sunday, while the bill includes many a STN favourite - 4 Or 5 Magicians, Gossamer Albatross, Gindrinker, Bearsuit, Superman Revenge Squad, Popular Workshop, The Strange Death Of Liberal England, Cats In Paris, The Young Playthings, Chris T-T, Fighting With Wire, The Deirdres... the list goes on. Why, it's a bill we know so much about, they asked us to edit the programme, and we hope to see you all diligently taking it in, even the bits STA staffers penned. There will also be a seperate bar with a film programme of punk rock and DIY music films, plus there's entry to the venue’s regular clubnight to 4am on Saturday. All proceeds to Cancer Research UK and The Connection At St Martins. Tickets are about £25/£15 on the door.
(We asked Andrew Ferris of Smalltown America and Jetplane Landing to do a Celebrity Playlist for us as a tie-in but he got snowed under by all the stuff the label is involved with this week, that's what the holdup of the last few days was about. We'll try and get some off him in the future. There's a reason to stay reading.)