LISTEN LIVE: Peppermint Iguana Radio Rides Again – Tuesday 1st May

YAY – WE ARE BACK!

After being off air for a month, Dapper FM is now plotted up in its new home, Jacs Live Music Venue in Aberdare.

The computers are installed, the CD decks are plumbed in and the microphones have been re-wired. In fact, we took the opportunity to give all the hardware a bit of a service whilst we were at it. So we should be cooking on gas from here on in. Continue reading LISTEN LIVE: Peppermint Iguana Radio Rides Again – Tuesday 1st May

BIG SAM TAKEN OFF AOS3 TEAM SHEET (But the subs are half tidy)

AOS3 with Sam playing down the left wing

News has reached Peppermint Iguana that there are going to be some changes to the team sheet of AOS3, with Big Sam currently unfit to play following an injury in training.

A post on the bands social media page stated: “It is with great sadness we have to report that Sam has decided to step back from the AOS3 live band, due to serious and ongoing back issues, leaving him in pretty much constant pain and unable to face the long vehicle journeys”. Continue reading BIG SAM TAKEN OFF AOS3 TEAM SHEET (But the subs are half tidy)

PEPPERMINT GIGUANA: Spanner, Last Tree Squad, Taffy Twp @ Le Pub, Newport, 14th April

Following on from the success of our folk disco, Peppermint Iguana once again are teaming up with the Green Gathering Campaigns crew for another gig featuring the best of the UK underground. On Saturday 14th April we present Spanner, Last Tree Squad and Taffy Twp – all in Newport’s top venue, Le Pub.

The gig will be a benefit for the anti-spycops campaign, which seeks justice for those that have been spied upon by the state for daring to question the power of the establishment.

SPANNER

Spanner live at something else in the dean

Spanner are a long standing much respected anarcho-ska-punk outfit from Bristle, known as much for their political activity as their music. They are anything but angry shouty blokes though. Their uplifting ska chops blend seamlessly with high octane punk energy that have been picking up audiences and throwing them around dancehalls, squats and festivals for almost two decades now.

Much loved by the South Wales activist community Spanner are guaranteed to leave a trail of sweaty, exhausted, smiling punks in their wake.

LAST TREE SQUAD

Last Tree Squad on their home turf,, Booth Hall, Hereford.

The night will be the first appearance in Newport for Hereford’s Last Tree Squad.  This seven piece collective have a love for all things dubby, mixing hip hop, reggae, raga, ska, jungle and dancehall.

Frontman Lofty, will be no stranger to long time Iguana watchers, having previously been part of the amazing Dubmerge and for a while was part of the backing band for West Wales’ dub diva Molara.

Whilst this will be their first visit to Newport, we are confident that their infectious brand of dance music will leave everyone wanting them back in the future.

TAFFY TWP

Taffy being Twp in the old Le Pub

Taffy Twp will be no stranger to many of you. His one man riot-folk-punk set will be his way of celebrating his 33+1/3 birthday. Come along and smile and punch the air with him to help him get the gig off to a flying start.

LE PUB, NEWPORT

Le Pub is a venue like no other in South Wales. It is a community owned venue that seeks to promote art, music, food and ideas.  Their ethos is so right on it has inspired us to get back into gig promotion for this first time in over a decade. Come along and find out what all the fuss is about.

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