U.K. SUBS + Guest

Schwabentorring 7
79098 Freiburg im Breisgau

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Event organiser: Cafe Atlantik, Schwabentorring 7, 79098 Freiburg, Deutschland

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With 2017 marking the U.K. Subs’ 40th anniversary; this legendary punk band continues to represent the true spirit of punk rock. Inspired by the Damned at the birth of British Punk, the now equally legendary Charlie Harper formed the Subs out of his then R&B outfit The Marauders, circa summer 1977.
Starting out as The Subversives, the name was shortened to The Subs and then changed to U.K. Subs, whilst early line-ups merged their high-speed R&B sound into punk.
October 1977 saw Charlie joined by Nicky Garratt on guitar, and it was the Harper/Garratt song writing partnership that would go on to collaborate on the band´s most successful record releases. Through 1977 and 1978 the band played shows all over London including the infamous Roxy punk club, building up a fiercely loyal and sizeable following. Their first ‘recorded’ output was on the ‘Farewell To The Roxy’ LP.
This bought them to the attention of John Peel who was obviously impressed enough to offer to finance their first single. However, City Records ended up releasing their first brilliant single, C.I.D, in September 1978. It became a huge indie number 1 hit. In 1979, they signed to Gem Records and surprised everyone by becoming one of the most consistently and visibly successful punk bands, with seven consecutive UK Top 30 hits between 1979-81 - Stranglehold, Tomorrows Girls, She´s Not There, Warhead, Teenage, Party In Paris and Keep On Running. They also scored two UK top ten albums - Brand New Age and Crash Course - establishing themselves throughout the world with a heavy touring schedule that still continues to this day.
Led by the indefatigable 72 years young Charlie Harper - now venerated as the godfather of UK punk - the band has continued to improve through various line-ups and record companies.
Still touring worldwide, they maintain that true spirit of punk rock continuing to inspire each subsequent generation of fans. There has never been any division of fan and band with the Subs, and Charlie’s unrelenting love of his audience and music shines through. This is something that galvanized listeners of Steve Lamacq’s BBC 6music show to vote them as the most respected of Punk ‘icons’, to win the 2010 Punk World Cup.

2016 saw the eagerly anticipated final album ‘Ziezo’ released - via a fabulously successful PledgeMusic campaign - to a crescendo of critical acclaim, as they completed their quest to be the first band to release their official albums alphabetically A to Z!. The worldwide touring regime has continued apace - including the USA, Europe and Japan as the band continue to entertain and amaze with their powerful live shows.
With a fabulous line up in place of Charlie, Steve Straughan on guitar, Alvin Gibbs on bass and Jamie Oliver on drums, the U.K. Subs continue to entertain, enlighten and enthuse with blistering recordings as well as their ever-popular enthralling live shows.
Like a vintage wine – the U.K. Subs just get better and better.

Charlie Harper – vocals
Steve Straughan – guitar
Alvin Gibbs – bass
Jamie Oliver – drums


Cafe Atlantik
Schwabentorring 7
79098 Freiburg im Breisgau
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Das Café Atlantik ist eine traditionsreiche und wohl bekannte Studentenkneipe in der Innenstadt von Freiburg im Breisgau.

Das Gebäude am Schwabentorring 7, in welchem sich heute das Café Atlantik befindet, wurde erstmals 1838 im Freiburger Adressbuch erwähnt. Ab 1864 wurde in dem Haus am Schwabentor Bier gebraut. Nachdem es lange Zeit in privater Hand war, kaufe die Freiburger Ganter Brauerei das Haus und besaß dieses bis 1980. Seit 1984 heißt die ehemalige Brauerei und Gaststätte bereits Café Atlantik und erfreute sich großer Beliebtheit bei Parteifreunden, Vereinen und Jazzliebhabern. Heute ist das Café Atlantik Treffpunkt für Studenten und Fußballfans und bietet neben einem leckeren und studentenfreundlichen Speiseangebot zahlreiche soziokulturelle Veranstaltungen. Es finden Theateraufführungen und viele Live-Konzerte statt und von Ska über Punk bis hin zu Rock ist alles dabei. Zudem gibt es regelmäßige Poetry Slams und eine wechselnde Speisekarte für den Mittagstisch. Das Café Atlantik begeistert die Besucher durch seine lange Tradition als Brauerei, Kneipe und Veranstaltungsort und ist aus Freiburg nicht mehr wegzudenken.

Das Café Atlantik ist problemlos mit allen Verkehrsmitteln zu erreichen und liegt sehr zentral in der Freiburger Innenstadt. Sichert euch jetzt ein Ticket für eine der vielen Veranstaltungen und kommt ins Café Atlantik - für ein gutes Essen, ein Bier und viel gute Musik!