Gig Guide Friday 8th – Friday 15th July

Friday 8th


Tonight Troops of Mafeking return for their second gig at The Full Moon in Newcastle from 7:30pm. Support comes from Snake Eyes Jonnie, The Seers and Chester band Anais Labelle. DJ SweetJayne then takes to the decks until 2:15am. Entry is £3 on the door.

Punks Not Ted Promotions present a top Green Day Tribute, The Dookies, at The Red Lion in Burslem from 8pm. Admission is £4.00.


The Rivalry, the Stoke based three piece who formed in 2007, are headlining The Underground in Hanley. Support comes from local acts OK Corral and Jo-ee-T along with Manchester based Syd Bozko. Tickets are £5 on the door from 8pm.


Two of the best tributes currently on the UK circuit have teamed up to recreate one special moment in rock metal history at The Box in Crewe from 8pm. Metalica UK have rapidly become the number one tribute band to the gods of metal in not just the UK but also internationally. Joining them are Guns 4 Hire, a band hailed as Europe’s most authentic live Guns ‘N’ Roses experience, who have so far toured various Middle Eastern countries, Europe, Cyprus and all of the UK’s major venues, as well as being signed up to the Legends of Rock tour.  Tickets are £10 on the door.


The Midnight Lycan Party are a genre-defying three piece currently carvging out a reputation as a live phenomenon, and are playing The Fat Cat Café Bar from 9pm.  The band are joined by The Control, one of Stoke’s most respected live acts, who never fail to deliver quality shows, and God Damn who are making their debut at the Hanley venue. Doors open at 9pm and entry is £4.

Saturday 9th


On Saturday, five bands kick off the inaugural Smashed! Punk and metal night at The Box. Stoke street punk legends Senseless headline around five hours of live music, with post melodic hardcore outfit From Adalia returning for the party. Joining them experimental metal, hardcore band, Tears of Ishara make their long awaited second Box appearance while extreme thrash heroes Sandbach based Cratoss open an intense night. Doors open at 7:30pm and tickets are £5.


The English National Orchestra bring The Music Of Queen to Shugborough Hall from 7pm. Tickets are £38.50 and are available from Music Mania in Hanley.


Limehouse Lizzy are the world’s number one tribute to Thin Lizzy, and they’ll be paving the way at Queens in Basford from 8pm. Expect to hear the cream of Lynott & Co’s live tracks, with some classic album songs thrown in as well. Tickets are £11 and are available online via the bands offical website or via the venue on 01782 616180.


Sunday 10th


On Sunday The Full Moon host their weekly open mic jam night, this week hosted by local musician Holly. Anyone can get up on stage and have a go, be it on your own or with your band, and there’s a free drink for anyone who takes part. Amps and drums are provided, and entry is free from 9pm.


Wednesday 13th


Touring Norwegian rockers, Citizen Charlie, headline The Full Moon in Newcastle on Wednesday. Support comes from Velvet Star, a rising English punk rock band and local rockers, Nameless and He Himself. Entry is £2 on the door from 7:30pm.


Friday 15th


Six Towns will be supporting The Suzukis at The Box in Crewe on July 15th. Tickets are £5 and are available from the bands.


Elsewhere at The Sugarmill, rockgrass heroes Hayseed Dixie headline. Tickets are on sale now from Music Mania on 01782 206000 for £16.55.


Pegasus Bridge headline The Underground in Hanley from 7pm. Tickets are £7.05 from Music Mania.


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