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27th March 2012

cat scratch fever

Cat Scratch Fever will be rocking the White Lion in Streatham on 31st March from 4.00pm onwards. This outstanding rock line up has been put together to support local charities Music 4 Children and Streatham Cats Rescue Group, and includes some South London based artists.

Music 4 Children is a charity dedicated to helping vulnerable children worldwide break the negative cycles of homelessness, poverty, crime and abuse.

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Streatham Cats Rescue is a small, volunteer group which provides care and rehoming to cats in need since 1970.

The line-up is as follows:

Tyla J Pallas

The Dogs D'Amour were unleashed onto an unsuspecting and somewhat mediocre UK music scene during the mid 1980s. With their ramshackle pirate-meets-Dickens style they pioneered a unique mixture of glam-punk and stonesy rock n' roll.

Tyla has also released an impressive eighteen solo albums to date.

He will be playing an acoustic set, drawing on his rich catalogue of both Dogs D' Amour and solo material.

Peckham Cowboys

Featuring Guy Bailey of the Quireboys – Peckham Cowboys play dirty rock n' roll of the highest/lowest order. Check out their already classic local anthem, 'It's A South London Thing'.

"Sounding like the Faces if Trent Reznor ever got hold of them... there's no denying the strength of the racket they make..." (Classic Rock)

Brijitte West

Who says punk can't be sexy? Guitar toting Brijitte West knows better.

Having previously toured with the likes of Marilyn Manson and Rev Horton Heat this is a rare opportunity to enjoy an intimate acoustic set from the ex NY Loose glam-punk goddess.

Keep your ears peeled – as Brijitte's set also promises to include some unheard gems!

Pig Iron

Pig Iron's eventful career to date has included supporting the mighty Iron Maiden as well as storming sets at the Hard Rock Hell festival, from North Wales to Ibiza – and now to Streatham!

With "powerchords that hit you like a jeep Cherokee with bullbars" (Classic Rock) – don't miss your chance to check out Pig Iron's very own brand of Big Rock.

Sons Of Merrick

Brace yourself for dirty slabs of southern rock with the lascivious swagger of Motley Crue and the true grit of Pantera.

"Dirty slabs of southern rock with the lascivious swagger of Motley Crue and the true grit of Pantera" (Metal Hammer).

"Deliciously heavy but with a solid groove" (Kerrang!) dirty slabs of southern rock with the lascivious swagger of Motley Crue and the true grit of Pantera.

50ft Woman

50ft Woman; a big sound with an even bigger presence - featuring statuesque, 6ft tall front woman, Minki. Add a fetish for sky-high heels and songs catchier than a cold, a dash of B-movie culture and musical influences including AC/DC and Adam Ant.

"The kind of female fronted swagger that has not been seen since Garbage last released a record" (GetReadytoRock)

+ special one-off appearance from DJ ANGEL (Trashorama)

*The White Lion is a unique live music venue and bar located in a large Victorian building on Streatham High Road – nearest train stations are Steatham and Streatham Hill, nearest tube Tootong Bec.

Ticket prices: £5.50 in advance, £7.50 on the door.

Please note 100% of your ticket price goes to the charities mentioned.

tommi lee

Tommi Lee says: "Please bring a donation of a can or pouch of cat food with you on the night."



Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.


Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.

Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.


MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.


Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

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