Putting the raunchy back into rock n roll and the garage back in punk, The Black Pitts are a power three-piece fronted by a double vocal of Ive on guitar, Ado on bass and more drummers than Spinal Tap ever had and the band have been ripping it up for over a decade now. Formed out of the remnants of a CBGB era covers band, but taking it to the darker streets of Dublin, they have gone on to write and record two albums, B-Movie Extra and Nevada Jacks. In the 90’s Ive started out with a band called The Dreads, (The Black Pitts MK1, it’s been said), where he cut his teeth on the recording process. He then went onto produce well into the ‘10s under the name Ridgewalkers but that’s a whole other story. Meeting Ado through DJing they discovered a common love in early garage and punk records, and they formed The Black Pitts, a no holds barred rock n’ roll punk band, out for a good time.
The Black Pitts self-produced their debut album in the Summer of 2016, B Movie Extra, and with help from Liam Mulvaney on mixing, they produced a modern slice of punk’s history, receiving cracking reviews across a wide spectrum. Their live sets are full of attitude, life lesions, humour, horror stories with catchy choruses and not forgetting those pounding beats. They perfected their live sound playing FOAD Musick nights around Dublin and have opened for legends such as Richie and CJ Ramone, The Outcasts and Paranoid Visions as well as playing a string of shows at Rebellion, the U.K’s longest-running Punk festival. In 2019 The Black Pitts returned to the studio to produce their 2nd album, recruiting Jay Bagnell (Paranoid Visions) on drums and Liam Mulvaney back in full engineering role, and Nevada Jacks was born. This album has not only allowed the band to open up on their influences and also deliver it in a more defined ‘Pitts Sound’ way.
After 18 months of silence, The Coathanger Solution are back with a bang! Now a female-fronted five-piece, boasting a bunch of new songs alongside some favourites from their debut album, they’re still raw, raucous and robust. A must-see live act!
About the Alternative Sunday Social Club
The Alternative Sunday Social Club was created so that music fans can enjoy some top tunes on the last afternoon of the weekend. Since we launched at the beginning of 2015 we’ve hosted gigs by Rocky DeValera (front man of legendry Dublin bands The Gravediggers and The Rhythm Kings), The Dubtones, Blood or Whiskey, The Business, Brush Shield’s Skid Row, Trouble Pilgrims (formerly The Radiators from Space), The Lee Harveys, Eileen Gogan and the Instructions, The Winters, The Hacklers, TV Smith (The Adverts), Strand, The Unelectables and The Outcasts. We’ve had music from right across the spectrum with rock, guitar pop, punk, Americana, blues and ska and we’ve grown our crowd by word of mouth with all ages dropping by on Sunday afternoons. For the band they get the kick of their early live shows and the audience gets to enjoy the music and the musician up-close and personal. It’s cheap, cheerful and above all fun for everybody who comes along. This isn’t 1000s of people in a converted warehouse; this is dozens of people enjoying music the way it was meant to be seen and heard.