On 11 July 1984, at the height of the Miners’ Strike, the legendary anarcho-punk band Crass played a benefit gig at the Coliseum, just outside Aberdare. Nobody who was there has forgotten that night. For many people, it was the night that switched them on politically. Nobody realised at the time that it would be the last time that Crass shared a stage together.
Now their former frontman is bringing his new project, Steve Ignorant’s Slice of Life, to Aberdare. With an acoustic framework, Slice of Life showcases Steve’s ‘ruminations from the bar stool honed on the late-night walk home’. The sound may be more mellow and his outlook more mature, but he’s still the Angry Young Man at heart.
We’re putting together a whole post-punk weekend package to mark the occasion. If you were in the Coliseum that night, or even if you’ve only heard your parents (or grandparents) talk about it, you won’t want to miss this.
£12 On the Door [if avail]