Gig Guide 20/05/2011 – 27/05/2011

We love a good gig as much as you guys, and we know it’s not easy to find a neat little guide to what’s on in the local area, so help is at hand with the return of our weekly gig guide.

As always if you have anything to add, any comments or suggestions, feel free to email us directly or leave us a comment!


Tonight Frank Turner returns to The Sugarmill for his sold out show. The folk-punk hero will be playing as part of an intimate acoustic tour showcasing material from his highly anticipated new album ‘England Keep My Bones’. Support comes from Fraz Nicolay and Ben Marwood. Doors open at 7:30pm.

Elsewhere Punks Not Ted Promotions hosts punk veterans and legends the UK Subs with support from Certified and Septic Psychos. Doors open at 7:30pm and tickets are £10 on the door.

Meanwhile the genre jumping, most electrifying band in local entertainment, Don’t Panic, headline The Box in Crewe. Support comes from Kill The Doctor, New Romantics and Fools Paradise. Doors open at 8pm, tickets are £5 on the door.


Stoke’s newest signed band, All The Young, make their return to The Underground on Saturday, following support slots with Brother, The Wombats and The Twang to name a few. Tickets are £5.55 from Music Mania and support comes from Tequila Lips and Prestons Underdogs. Doors open at 7:30pm.

Elsewhere The Hoosiers play their sold out headline slot at The Sugarmill from 7:30pm. Following on from two top ten albums and over 1 million records sold, the band are returning with their short tour of smaller venues throughout the UK. Support comes from The Sherry Counsellors and doors open at 7:30pm.

The Fortunas headline The Old Brown Jug in Newcastle from 8pm, with support from Dakota Beats. Entry is £2 on the door.

Local foursome, Stepping Lane, are playing two 45 minute sets at The Coach and Horses in Tunstall from 9pm. Entry is free.


On Sunday The Full Moon in Newcastle hold their acoustic open mic night which is hosted by The Llight. There’s a free pint for performers and entry is free. Doors open at 8:30pm.


Pete and The Pirates headline The Underground in Hanley from 7:30pm on Monday. The Reading based rock band released their first full length album ‘Little Death’  in 2008, with their second album ‘One Thousand Pictures’ being released on the date of the gig. Support comes from The Fortunas, doors open at 7:00pm and tickets are £9.05 from Music Mania on 01782 206000.


The first semi final of The Full Moon’s Shootout! Original music competition takes place on Thursday. The winning act from the competition gets a professional music video made by Emmy award winning local film company, Junction 15. Simon Bamford Photography are also offering a runners up prize of a professional band photo shoot. Doors open at 8:30pm and entry is £2 on the door.


The local band with a big reputation, The Control, headline The Full Moon on Friday, with rising band All The Best Tapes and newly formed Our Musical Friend. Entry is £3.50 on the door or directly from the bands.

Elsewhere Ghost Trains headline the Fat Cat Café Bar from 8pm. After just one year together the acoustic three piece have released two full length albums, toured both the US and Europe, supported major names and played a sold out headline tour in Europe and Russia.

Due to the enormous success of Ocean Colour Scene’s announcement at The Underground on 28th May, Simon and Oscar have agreed to return on the Sunday for one final set. Tickets are just £15 and are available from Music Mania, get them quick before they sell out.


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