Bank Holiday Gig Guide

Lets hope you’re enjoying the bank holiday just as much as we are here at Stoke Gigs HQ. If you’re not busy watching the Royal knees up then we’ve got a treat for you, our updated gig guide for the week ahead..

Friday 29th

Today landlord Matt Taylor will be hosting his Not The Royal Wedding shindig outside The Unicorn in Hanley from 12pm. Expect a real cider tent, live acoustic music and some am dram, and for those who want to watch the royal celebrations will be welcome inside to watch the wedding. From 12:30pm catch the cast of One Night Only followed by Banksy’s Dance Crew from 1pm and Giro Junkie from 1:30pm. From 2pm – 7pm a host of musicians from the local area play including Gareth Powell, The Llight, Dead Radio Society, The Temple Hudson Experience, Holly Lucas, Jase Lockett and even a set of funk fever from DJ Hushmore.

Elsewhere The Old Brown Jug in Newcastle host A Right Royal Substitute from 7pm. The first Substitute of 2011 will include Pintz, Brent Hammond, Tim Welsh, Mikey Worth and Bobs Disco, delivering their usual eclectic mix of tunes.

Over at The Sugarmill The Duke Spirit headline from 7pm. The London four piece will be playing tracks from their two critically acclaimed albums and recent EP ‘Kusama’ and have recently been confirmed as support for UNKLE on their London show. Support comes from Tape The Radio and Snake Eyes Jonnie. Tickets are £11.05 from Music Mania on 01782 206000.

The Box are celebrating the bank holiday with their Bank Holiday Bash from 8pm. Tom Seals, The Retrospective, Beardsmith, Swing and Roundabout and Taking Liberties are in for an eclectic mix of live music. Doors open at 8pm, tickets are £5.

At The Fat Cat Café Bar, this Friday sees The Octopus Club Night celebrate three years in residence and will be kicking off the year with a monstrous line up. There’s five live performances from The Wicked Whispers, The Black Apples, Velvet Texas Cannonball, The Higher State and El Toro, alongside the resident and guest DJ’s playing some retro sixties and early seventies vinyl. If that’s no enough there’s also some retro cult movie visuals. Entry is £3 on the door from 9pm.

Saturday 30th

On Saturday the Queens Park Partnership present Bottle Neck Blitz 5, a free event showcasing local bands from 12pm – 6pm. Performances include Leekaj from 12pm, The Lobottomys from 1pm, The Pretty Great Whites from 2pm, The Black Apples from 3pm, Clockwork Owls from 4pm and The Cedar House Band from 5pm. Alongside this there will be catering and refreshments, stalls including a tombola, face painting, henna art and Donna Louise. Organisers would like to remind those attending, however, that the even is subject to cancellation in poor weather conditions, and there will be no vehicular access to the part during the event.

Elsewhere Young Rebel Set headline The Sugarmill from 7pm. Cattle and Cane will also join the northeast folk heroes. Tickets are £7.05 from Music Mania.

Turin Brakes headline The Underground from 7:30pm. The modern folk duo that started in 1999 might be better known for their UK top 5 hit, ‘Painkiller (Summer Rain)’. Tickets are £11.05 from Music Mania.

The Sex Pistols Experience are the worlds number 1 professional tribute to the most outrageous and controversial band of all time, with a worldwide reputation built from over 1,000 performances, and they’re bringing their show to The Box in Crewe from 8pm. Tickets are £8 from the venue on 01782 212165.

The acclaimed and prize winning blues and rock outfit, The Elijah Craig Band will be making a debut at The Full Moon from 8:30pm. Entry is £2 on the door.

Sunday 1st

On Sunday The Rough Kutz and Senseless take to the stage at The Full Moon from 7pm. Tickets are £4 on the door.

Monday 2nd

On Monday The Full Moon host their Mayhem rock all dayer from 2pm. There will be eight bands in total including Sabbath, Spandexx, My Vote of Confidence, The Resistance, Sumo Fly, Easy Target, Vinyl Overdrive and Labottomys. Entry is £5 on the door.

Wednesday 4th

On Wednesday Miles Kane headlines The Sugarmill from 7:30pm. The singer/songwriter has already had a distinguished career including fronting The Rascals and working with Alex Turner as one half of The Last Shadow Puppets. The show will feature Miles playing tracks from his upcoming album ‘ Colour Of The Trap.’ A limited amount of extra tickets have been released thanks to Music Mania for £10.05, call 01782 206000 early to avoid disappointment.

Thursday 5th

It’s the return of The Shootout original music competition at The Full Moon on Thursday. The winning act will get a pro music video made by Emmy award winning local film company, Junction 15. Now in it’s fourth round acts All The Best Tapes, Purify The Fallen and Devil Down compete for a place in the semi final.


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