Stoke Gig Guide 14/05/2011 – 20/05/11

Our commiserations to Stoke City on losing the FA Cup. Here at Stoke Gigs we’d like to congratulate Tony Pulis and the team for doing so well.

If you’re looking for a bit of musical relief to lighten the mood then read on for this weeks guide.


Due to Stoke City making the FA Cup Final on May 14th, organizers at The Old Brown Jug in Newcastle are rescheduling the organized Preston gig for another date, which has yet to be confirmed, instead the venue will be hosting the game on a projected screen with The Reception Deejays playing following the game. Doors open at 3pm.

China Shop Bull headline The Rigger in Newcastle from 8pm. The Leeds based band who will display the very best in ska and rave are promoting their new album Rave To The Grave, which is available now.

Elsewhere Reckless present their own FA Cup Final party at The Fat Cat Café Bar. Expect music from Lee Fredericks, Oliver John, Matt Erst, Pete Bromley, Andy Fitter and Lee Jordan taking to the decks from 8pm.

Renowned for an action-packed pyrotechnic-fuelled explosion of a show, Limehouse Lizzy continue to keep the spirit of Celtic rock icon Philip Lynott and his band Thin Lizzy alive, well and dominating stages worldwide. Doors at The Box in Crewe open at 8pm and tickets are £12.


On Sunday at The Leopard Hotel in Burslem, the City Voices festival of words and music takes place from 4pm. Expect the best in folk music and spoken word, featuring Sarah Miller, The bird scarers, Andy Brereton, Rick Ford, Lizzie Campbell, Lorna Poole, Pete Shirley, John Williams, Jeff Parton & Beth Holland, Davye Dean and members of the City Voices writers forum. All proceeds go to the North Staffs kidney patients. Entry is £5, but for more information contact 01782 814032.


On Tuesday The Sugarmill present the return to Stoke-on-Trent of rock heroes Heavens Basement and Jettblack. The bands are embarking on a co-headline tour throughout May and Heavens Basement will be introducing their latest line-up on the tour, featuring new vocalist Aaron Buchanan. Tickets are £7.50 from Music Mania and doors open at 7:30pm.


On Wednesday Midnight Lycan Party headline The Full Moon with DJ SweetJayne taking to the decks following the gig. Entry is £2.50 on the door from 8pm.


On Thursday it’s the last heat of the Shootout original music competition, which has been taking place every Thursday at The Full Moon in Newcastle. Entry is £2 and this week competing to win a professional music video by Emmy award winning Junction 15, are Pretty Great Whites and Molly Leigh. Doors open at 8pm.


On Friday the Acoustic Festival of Britain 2011 starts at the Uttoxeter Racecourse. The three day music festival, which features camping, features a wide range of music from the likes of Steve Harley, Cerys Matthews, Hayseed Dixie, Fairport Convention, Fish, The Quireboys, The Strawbs, Hazel O’Conner and many more. Tickets are £90.00 and are available from the Acoustic Festival website.


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