London Punk Sessions

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London Punk Sessions

Three (well, more like two and a half) acts from the first wave of British punk will be hitting Tokyo this weekend to celebrate the 25th anniversary of UK-obsessed record shop and promoter Vinyl Japan. Menace are now onto their fifth incarnation, which sees founder members Noel Martin (drums) and Charlie Casey (bass) joined by guitarist Finn Panton. Fellow Londoners The Boys originally split up in 1981, though they would reunite 20 years later, and have been fitfully active over the past decade. Last of all, vocalist TV Smith will be appearing with a Tokyo version – okay, more like cover band – of the act for which he's best remembered, the Adverts.