This week, three of Barnsley’s biggest punk bands hit The Polish Club for their Punk Christmas Party and an afternoon of pogoing and pigs in blankets.


with support from



and compere


Sunday 16th December @ The Polish Club

Free Entry. 4:30pm

I should really say four of Barnsley biggest punk acts because compere Mark Jackson has been touting his brand of punk poetry around town since the 80s.
Total Confusion formed back in 1979 and ran for a good five years. However, 20 years later they reformed and have since played with some of the biggest punk bands around, such as the legendary U.K. Subs, The Anti-Nowhere League, Goldblade, The Vibrators and Splodgenessabounds to name but a few. They’ve got two great records that you can check out on their website, the Chaos 2000 A.D. EP and the Politics Murdered Christ. Here’s a track from album called Out For Blood.

Supporting Total Confusion are Cambodia; a four-piece from Barnsley who play a collision of punk and reggae. Between them, they have played in some of Barnsley’s finest vintage, The X Rippers, The Spunksters, Barmy Surplus and Playground Bully. They’re about to release a debut too, so join their facebook group and keep track of the latest Cambodian news.

Brainbomb are a five piece that have played support to Total Confusion for a few years now. Their repatoir consists of some of the finest punk covers around. You can keep up to date with Brainbomb over on their facebook page.

And then there’s Mark Jackson. With his band Exceedingy Good Cakes he played punk poetry throughout the 80s and often compered at comedy clubs. In the last year he made a return with his new group Mark Jackson’s Criminal Waste of Talent, who recently released their first EP, What’s the Situation?

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