** THIS GIG HAS SOLD OUT AND NO TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR **
Anarcho ska-punk legends Citizen Fish make a rare visit to Taunton on 29th January 2016 as part of Fuelled By Cider’s programme of live music at The Winchester Arms on Castle Green.
For over 25 years Citizen Fish has been touring the world: turning gatherings, benefits, and social gigs into an international never-ending weekend. Sharing members with those other anarcho-punk heavyweights Subhumans and Culture Shock, Citizen Fish have created a blend of punk, ska, and straight up rock’n’roll that appeals to the sing-a-long music fans and even the “muso” musician types that typically dismiss punks as not being able to play their instruments.
But it’s not just the way they play, it’s what they say and how they say it. In a fun loving, all inclusive way, Citizen Fish have brought working class radical politics to generations of questioning minds. Leaving aside the typical screaming rants of boring political punk bands, the Fish offer a hopeful, danceable alternative. Whereas other bands have fans, admirers, and flavor-of-the-month teenyboppers hoarding to their concerts, Citizen Fish have established an open and always growing family. The idealistic unifying tone of Dick’s lyrics, coupled with the catchy driving riffs of the band, allow the Fish to appeal to a wide variety of folks.
Support from local rabble-rousers 51st State
and exciting Bristol dub-punk outfit Atterkop
Tickets £10 advance from the Winchester Arms, Blackcat Records and http://
£12 on the door
Please note that this venue operates an 18+ policy so please bring photo ID on the night.