Gig Guide Friday 24th June – Friday 1st July

Friday 24th

Synthpop duo, Erasure, are one of the biggest British acts to hail from the 1980s and 1990s, and will be playing at Cannock Chase Forest on this evening as part of their Total Pop! Tour. UK chart topper Sophie Ellis Bexter will support the band. Tickets for the show cost £34.50 and go on sale at 9am this Friday from the Forestry Commission box office on 03000 680400.

Elsewhere Path To Perdition headline The Underground in Hanley from 7:30pm. Tickets are £4.55 and are available on the door.

Live music starts Friday night at The Full Moon with a triple bill including Sound Casino, Holly and josh and Jordan Bates. The pub opens at 3pm, although music starts at 8pm. DJ Sweetjayne takes to the decks until late following the gig.

Punks Not Ted Promotions, in association with Punky Munky, present Stokes veteran street rock and roll band, Section 5, to headline The Freebird on Liverpool Road from 7:30pm.

New Crewe rockers, Son OF Shinobi play The Box in Crewe from 8pm. Support comes from Stoke outfit, Snake Eyes Jonnie who are playing their second gig at the box, alongside Winsford indie band, Thick As Thieves. Stoke based Pollie Maher kicks off the night with her beautiful acoustic guitar. Tickets are £5 on the door.

Gravities play their debut headline slot at The Sugarmill from 7pm. Support comes from The Hiding Place and From Within. Tickets are available from Music Mania for £4.55 on 01782 206000.

The Reception DJs take up their weekly residence at The Old Brown Jug in Newcastle. The DJs will be playing a mix of post dubstep, indie electro pop and disco re-edits amongst other heart stopping genres. Music starts at 9pm.

Saturday 25th

On Saturday Six Towns will be supporting the Terracotta Army at The Underground in Hanley. Tickets are £4 from the band via their official Facebook page, or available on the door of the venue. Doors open at 7:30pm.

Simple Minds have announced a ‘Greatest Hits Forest Tour’ which stops off at Cannock Chase forest. Classic songs like ‘Alive and Kicking’, and ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)’, established Simple Minds with a global audience propelling them to supergroup status in the UK. Special guest support for all dates will be Starsailor front man James Walsh. Car Parks open at 5pm, and gates open at 6pm. Tickets are £38.60 from Music Mania.

Elsewhere The Midnight Lycan party headline The Rigger in Newcastle from 8pm. The garagecore band from Stoke have recently released their self titled EP, which they are giving away for free to gig goers. Support comes from Ocean Bottom Nightmare from 8pm. Entry is free.

The Queen Is Dead’ Anniversary Tour comes to The Old Brown Jug from 10pm. The Smiths critically acclaimed album is 25 years old this June. Drummer, Mike Joyce will be bringing his Indie/Alternative DJ set to The Old Brown Jug for just £5. A very limited amount of tickets are available from the venue in advance or via See Tickets on 0870 264 3333.

Sunday 26th

On Sunday The Full Moon hosts their weekly open mic jam night from 8pm. Attendees are encouraged to bring their band to play, play acoustically or on your own, and in return will receive a free drink. This week is hosted by local band The Llight.

Monday 27th

On Monday Betrayal Within The Ranks headline The Sugarmill from 7pm. Support comes from Molly Leigh, From Adalia and Brave Young Blood. Tickets are £4.55 from Music Mania.

Friday 1st

Rock Saviours, The Resistance, make their long awaited return to The Box next Friday. The four piece play their first Crewe gig in around five months, topping a night of heavy riffs with Semiphore, Revelation and Absolution also in on the action. Doors open at 8pm tickets are £5.

Upcoming this Saturday (2nd July) is Piccadilly Circus 2011. The free street festival takes place in Hanley city centre and features a big line up of fantastic local mands, plus acoustic acts, musician and theatre and dance performances from the county’s am-dram companies and local schools. The full line up will be posted in next weeks column.



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