Guide to punk

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This page was originally created by users of the Punk Rock Group to provide punk travellers an access to the local scenes. So for your convenience you find a list below that consists of links to sites where you can find out what to do or who to see at the place you're going to.

Let's keep this page as DIY as possible, remember : punk rock is not for sale!

If you can help, please do. If your country isn't yet in the list, just create a new paragraph, or even a regional sub-chapter.

A last detail, most of those links are in local language, but you can use a translator (like http://translate.google.com i.e.) it's usually enough to get the information you need.

Worldwide

Africa

North America

Canada

Montreal

USA

New York city

Mexico

Mexico city

CSO Casa Naranja - the only punk squat, some gigs

http://www.facebook.com/chantiollinmx - Chanti Ollin, a hippy squat

Okupa Che - a squat in the UNAM campus (philosophy faculty) - anarcho-communist ideas

Cubiculo Emma Goldman in Economics Faculty at UNAM

Furia de las Calles (Punk Collective that sells some anticapitalist stuff and organize gigs)

http://multiforoalicia.blogspot.mx: Multiforo Alicia(punk, anarcho venue)

http://www.lastfm.es/venue/8927865+El+Clandestino: El Clandestino (punk venue)

http://www.theunder.org/under3/index.php?option=com_events&Itemid=100011: El Under (concert venue/bar)

Gato Calavera: punk/goth bar, some gigs

South America

Argentina

Asia

Indonesia

Japan

Malaysia

http://www.myspace.com/hatirecs (Based in Borneo,booking Southeast Asia tour)

Philippines

United By Chaos - http://www.chaosnet.tumblr.com

South Korea

Australia

Sydney

Melbourne

  • Melbourne Anarchist Club venue, infoshop and events
  • Irenes Community warehouse Food not bombs cooking, mondays and tuesdays, from 10am and 4pm, free computer access, workshops, artspace and concerts
  • Friends of the Earth with cheap food, environmental shop, food co-operative, environmental projects.
  • Squats are everywhere, you just need to find a person and ask, they are houses not social centers.

Europe

Austria

Wien

Graz

(second largest town, exactly between Vienna, Zagreb and Ljubljana; 60km to Maribor No-border-Jam-Festival)

  • Sub: non-profit DIY location.

Belarus

Belgium

Brussels

Liege

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Bulgaria

According to those people :

" OK, so the situation in Bulgaria is very different than in the other European countries.

There are no squats and autonomous centres!

There are problems with Nazis in cities like Sofia and Plovdiv, so you have to be very aware of this, especially if you're with a mohawk and dress like a punk.

Varna was much better, but the only DIY punk club was closed by the police two months ago and there is nothing happening right now there.

Bulgarian and Serbian are the most intolerant to gay people societies in Europe. 80% of Bulgarians are homophobes and some kind of nationalists. Punk shows are two types: completely apolitical or nazi-friendly. The hardcore scene is into tough guy macho beatdown or NYHC stuff without political messages. Very patriotic, sexist and homophobic.

There are environmentalist with a hippie attitude, some rastas and drum&bass fans that are cool people, but don't have any relevant political culture. There are bikers and they have a NGO called Bikevolution, they're cool people, but normal looking people with prejudices on punx with mohawks etc."

Unfortunately, my short experience there confirm this more or less :(

BikepunkTalkCS 15:32, 9 September 2009 (UTC)


Croatia

Pula

Czech Republic

Praha

Denmark

Copenhagen

  • Dortheavej 61 the new Ungdomshuset, Overdrevet with concerts, peoples kitchen on thursdays, yoga, book cafe and other projects.
  • The Candy Factory, workshop spaces, cinema, peoples kitchen, recording rooms, free shop. Bar and stage in basement.
  • Bumzen- Old squat, now legal and with 2 collectives living there. Vegan peoples kitchen on wednesday, space for visitors, concerts. Baldersgade 20-22 nørrebro (south of nørrebro station)
  • Folkets Hus, The peoples house with collective cafe, peoples kitchen (mondays from 630pm) Queer films on sundays, concerts and meeting spaces. Stengade 50, Nørrebro
  • KafaX, Peoples kitchen on tuesdays from 7pm, free shop, meeting space and food co-operative on Wednesdays. Korsgade 19, Nørrebro, close to the lakes.
  • Solidaritetshuset, Solidarity house, Material for sale, projects, meetings and events. Griffenfeldsgade 41, Nørrebro (close to Folkets Hus)

Aalborg

  • http://www.1000fryd.dk 1000fryd is a social center @ Kattesundet 10. Concerts, peoples kitchen, meetings.. everything happens here only!

Kolding

Estonia

Finland

Helsinki

  • oranssian old squatter organization doing punk/indie shows (no age limit, no alcohol served), people's kitchen, vegan cafe and other stuff, too, whenever they have a place
  • Mustan Kanin Kolo : an anarchist infoshop and second-hand bookstore
  • Combat Rock Shop : a punk shop
  • Lepakkomies : a punk bar/venue
  • Bar Loose : a rock bar with occasional punk shows
  • Tavastia : the legendary rock club hosting punk shows every now and then
  • Semifinal : a smaller club in the courtyard of Tavastia with occasional punk shows
  • Ravintola Sture 21 : a club hosting different music events, also punk shows

Lahti

Tampere

Turku

  • http://www.diyturku.net/forum/ : a meeting place and information resource for people interested in sub-/countercultural activities in the Turku region (event calendar: http://diyturku.net/forum/index.php?action=calendar)
  • http://vapaakulttuuri.blogspot.com/ : a blog with information about autonomous cultural action in Turku
  • http://dhost.info/ooo65/viewforum.php?f=1 : a squatter forum. information and discussion about occupations and other related stuff in Turku
  • http://www.myspace.com/tvoturku : the oldest d.i.y. venue in the whole country (having done shows since the 1950s), run by university students and punks; UPDATE: evicted in May 2010, still looking for a new place where to organize public events
  • http://www.kirjakahvila.org/ : a student-run co-op book cafe; maybe not that "punk", but the only d.i.y. not-for-profit place in town after TVO got evicted (besides, there are a few punks as volunteers, as well). serves fair trade coffee/tea/hot chocolate and all-vegan cakes and pastries, hosts free film nights, discussions, and even some small gigs. there's a freebox for books, and some zines and anarchist literature available in the bookshop. occasional uncommercial queer parties on weekends

Oulu

France

Amiens

Angers

Bordeaux

Brest

Clermont-Ferrand

Dijon

  • les Tanneries: a huge political squat/social center, the oldest still functioning squat in France
  • Maloka : 20-year old anarcho punk collective packing a large distro and doing a lot of concerts

Grenoble

Lille

Lyon

  • Lyon Punx : a local punk agenda
  • rebellyon.info : an event calendar with alternative radical political infos for Lyon
  • Grrrnd Zero: two separate venues for musical and other cultural activities
  • La Luttine: a DIY punk infoshop open on Saturdays

Marseille

Le Vortex is an underground agenda, you'll find an updated paper version in most of the places below. In Noailles you can get very cheap food, like 4€ pizzas :-p

Montpelier

Montréal (Bourgogne)

Nancy

Nantes

  • B17 : a self-managed space
  • ZAD : At Notre Dame des Landes (25km north of Nantes) Vinci wants to build an international airport and squatters resist

Paris

Reims

  • L'écluse : a squat organizing concerts and stuff

Robiac

  • la Vieille Valette : Self managed village in the middle of nowhere (a big punk festival once a year)

Saint Etienne

Strasbourg

Toulouse

Cubjac

Tours

Germany

Berlin

Flensburg

Hamburg

Kiel

Leipzig Saxony

Lübeck

Mannheim

Munich

Greece

Athens

  • Katarameno Syndromo : DIY punk rock collective
  • Some map locating most of the places to go in Athens
  • Villa Amalias, one of the most famous squats of Athens, a lot of Punk and other Concerts and Activities, near Victoria Metro Station
  • the best way to meet punks in Athens is still to hang around Exarhia in the evening. The "punk" meeting spot is Mesonligiou but it worth to check out the Parko (self managed reclaimed area where people destroyed a car park to build up a public parc) 50 meters up on Navarinou or just the Exarchia Square.

Kavala

Thessaloniki

  • http://www.myspace.com/streetattacksquad: Street Attack, a punk squat
  • a good way to meet punks an other "alternative" people in Thessaloniki is to go at the place called "Rotode" is a famous youth gathering where police is not welcome
  • there are also a few squatted venues inside the university: Steki Sto Biologiko...

Iraklio

Hungary

Iceland

Reykjavík

  • Keðjuverkun (Chain Reaction) is a DIY bike collective. Not as active since they lost their space.
  • Andspyrnu Bókasafn, Anarchist Library in Reykjavíkurakademían.
  • Radical Feminist Soup Kitchen every other thursday in Grasrótarmiðstöðin(Grassrootscenter), Bratarholt 4, 101. Contact: [email protected]

Israel

Tel Aviv

  • http://rogatka.me/blog/?m=201105&cat=3 small diy-place with shows, screenings, discussions; satursday 4€-vegan lunch. only place in TA with Taybeh-beer (from Ramalah); unfortunately non-smoking inside. Yitzhak Sade-street way down; next to it is:
  • "Salon Mazal", the info-shop place. focus on animal rights, antifa and anti-occupation, queer&gender issues. big but random library with books of 40 years.
  • the "yellow house": squat (without legal title) by nihilist punx, might be dangerous to visit... it's down in Yaffa next to Ha-Hagana Park, follow street (Ben Yehuda?)
  • ask trustworthy people about the "red house" and handle the information decently; it's a house share of punx/activists but it's not explicitly an open political project.
  • chaos-punx are said to hang around in front of Diezengoff-Mall.
  • in small groups it's safe to sleep on the beach, there are even containers for BBQ-fires.

--Hathova bar (the abomination)-Underground non profit punk bar,cheapest prices in Tel-Aviv. sunday-wednesday 19:00-till the last drunk. Hasadna 16 street,tel aviv.

Jerusalem

  • uganda: artsy cafe/pub-style place with records and comics near Yaffa-street, sometimes small shows. expensive beer.
  • Lifta: you wouldn't believe it: an abandoned arab village! five minutes walk from Central Bus Station. Punx and bums have been crashing in there since decades. permanent stay is impossible because of men (from the park authorities and orthodox neighbors) removing and burning furniture and belongings frequently... the village consists of appr 100 stone-houses (mostly ruins) and a clean water pool frequently visited by orthodox males (drinking water quality). it's possible to have your camp-fire; bring your hammock and keep the place clean. for the history of this village whose population fled in winter 1947/48 can be found in detail on wikipedia.

Italy

Milan

Torino

Ireland

Belfast

Dublin

Latvia

Kuldiga

  • NEKAC : d.i.y. center with shows and stuff

Lithuania

Vilnius

Macedonia

Netherlands

Amsterdam

Den Haag

Leiden

Rotterdam

Utrecht

  • ACU - politiek cultureel centrum (former squat which managed to keep the anarchist atmosphere in a professional setting)
  • Db's - a big complex with lots of rehearsal rooms, a small concert hall and a studio. Programs a ot of underground acts
  • Ubica - The last real squad in the city centre of Utrecht

Norway

Oslo

  • http://www.blitz.no/ : an old squat with political activities, vegan/vegetarian cafe and punk shows

Poland

  • forum.hard-core.pl : check out the forum, there you can find all gigs and what's going on in Poland

Gdansk & Gdynia

Krakow

Lublin

Łódź

Poznan

Toruń

Warszawa

Wrocław

  • CRK : alegal squat in Wrocław
  • Wagenburg : the Wrocław Wagenburg

Romania

Tinisoara

Bucharest

Russia

Moscow

Samara

  • Duplo: cultural center & alternative movie club

St. Petersburg

  • SzSS: a DIY label / distro

Serbia

Belgrade

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

Bilbao

Barcelona

http://usurpa.squat.net/index.html weekly squat agenda

http://antipatiazine.wordpress.com hardcore/punk squat gigs

Madrid

Sweden

Göteborg

You need to give your e-mail address to get informations about the gigs.

Luleå

Malmö

Stockholm

Umeå

Uppsala

Switzerland

Bienne

  • fabrik9
  • Schrött Bar festival: every second week end of September. The festival occurs at Bienne(Bielle) at "La Coupole", in the city center.

Information very difficult to find on internet.

Lausanne

Sion

  • Z.A.P Permanent Autonomous Zone

Winterthur

Turkey

Istanbul

Ukraine

United Kingdom

Wales

Festival organized at the Workhouse in Llanfyllin, early September.

Birmingham

  • PUNKS ALIVE organizes gigs at the public house "Adam & Eve" at least once a week if not more.

Information on Facebook.

Brighton

Bristol

London

Manchester