Converse UK Get Dirty gigs
There are three nights of back-to-basics music at the 100 Club in April, which feature some legendary acts playing for free. Let us walk you through the line-ups
Thu Mar 21 2013
Converse’s iconic All Star sneakers have been rock’s regulation footwear since the ’70s, when Joey, Johnny and Dee Dee Ramone took to the stage at New York’s CBGB club wearing them. It makes sense, then, that Converse should want to host the sort of sweaty, shouty, let-it-all-hang-out-y gigs that have become de rigueur for wearers of their hi-tops.
In 2011 the company helped bail out Oxford Street’s 100 Club, then last year staged a series of phenomenal gigs at the small but seminal venue. Plan B, Paul Weller, SBTRKT, Santigold, Nas and even Blur all appeared. For 2013 Converse have announced three new events, with line-ups designed to strip rock ’n’ roll, hip hop and hardcore punk back to the rawness of their origins. The acts involved will be putting their blood, sweat and tears into the shows – so it won’t just be beer making the floor sticky.
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