The Alcoholic Rat’s website began in 2002 initially to share my gig and scooter rally photos, band memorabilia and a small gig guide. I chose its’ name as I was part of the all-girl scooter club from the 1980s called the Alcoholic Rats. Over the years I’ve tried to drop the name but it seems to have stuck!
As the internet progressed, I started a separate listings site for the UK Psychobilly Gig Guide to enable bands and promoters to advertise their events, and for punters to find out what’s on in one place. Just to clarify, I am not a promoter and have nothing to do with any of the gigs listed.
I then set up the official band pages for Guana Batz, Epileptic Hillbillys, Hancox and King Kurt, which I run on the bands’ behalves, as well as a Klub Foot Fan Page which is just a trip down memory lane with lots of old photos. In 2016 I began this WordPress blog to tie it all together, alongside the individual Facebook Pages.
I am happy to advertise all gigs, just messenger me the written information in the following format, eg 1 May 2018 – Band Name at Venue Name and Town
This will ensure that the information is correct and, as I run this all free of charge, I’m sure you will appreciate how many hours I spend doing this, and that I don’t have time to take info from events or flyers.
All pages can be accessed via the links below the pictures or by the menu at the top of the screen.
The Gig Guide has and always will be FREE for everyone to advertise gigs, bands and assoc businesses. All shares are welcome to help out those involved in keeping psychobilly music live and alive!
Privacy: UK Psychobilly Gig Guide (Alcoholic Rats) is a free blog site run purely for the love of the music as a hobby with no business interests. It is hosted on WordPress.com who have now updated their privacy and cookie policies to comply with Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) that becomes effective on May 25, 2018. You can read how they collect data and how that affects you the blog reader HERE. This blog also publishes automatically to Facebook and Twitter and you can opt to follow on those social medias. You can read their privacy policies on Facebook HERE and on Twitter HERE.