Gig Guide Friday 22nd – Friday 29th July
July 22, 2011 Leave a comment
Stuck in a rut? Not sure what to do? Luckily here at Stoke Gigs, we’ve covered all bases and got this weeks entertainment all wrapped up for you…
This Saturday and Sunday the Stoke Punk and Ska Fest returns to The Green Star in Smallthorne. 25 bands will take to the stage in total over the two days including The Grit, One Way System, Rough Kutz and Roughneck Riot. A weekend pass for the event is £22, or day tickets are available, £15 Saturday and £11 Sunday admission. There is a large free car park, camping is available, along with food and trade stalls. Tickets are available from the venue and doors open at 12pm.
Tonight vocally driven indie rockers Lost Scenes headline The Full Moon with support from new kids on the block, Kadence. Entry is £3 on the door from 8pm.
Blitz Kids return to The Box in Crewe tonight for their first headline show in Crewe for 18 months. The town’s most successful band of recent times, the five-piece pop-punk band have played Sonisphere, T In The Park, Slamdunk and Download festivals, while supporting the likes of We Are The Ocean earlier this year. Tickets are £5 and are available from the venue’s website, from The Royal Hotel in Nantwich Road and Music Mania in Hanley on 01782 206000.
A reminder that The Violet May gig which had been scheduled to take place at The Underground tonight has been rescheduled due to unforeseen circumstances. The new date will be for the 6th of August. As always, original tickets remain valid, however, should you require a refund then please contact your original point of sale.
On Saturday the Indie Club Night returns to The Full Moon in Newcastle with DJ Dave Heathen plus Hushmore’s funk seduction in the basement bar. Entry is free until 11pm and £2 thereafter.
Over at The Old Brown Jug The Skalinskis play a free gig from 8pm.
The Rigger in Newcastle host The Jilted Generation, the world’s only live, full band tribute to The Prodigy. Entry is £3 from 8pm. Entry is strictly 18+.
Elusive and quirky space and trash electro pop duo, Robots In Disguise, headline The Sugarmill from 7:30pm. Probably most famous for their parts in the BBC hit comedy ‘The Mighty Boosh,’ Sue Denim and Dee Plume form the duo, and are promoting their 4th studio album ‘Happiness Vs Sadness’ which was released on the 11th July. Tickets are £10.05 from Music Mania in Hanley on 01782 206000.
Elsewhere Harry’s Bar in Stoke celebrates its weekly rock and metal night from 10pm until 4am. Entry is £2 before midnight and £3 thereafter. Music comes courtesy of DJ Mightybeard, with a few guest DJs, and there’s also entertainment in the form of arcade games and an Xbox with a large screen.
Sunday welcomes the Full Moon’s famous open mic jam night, with this weeks host, Hollie Lucas from 8:30pm. Entry is free and theres a free drink for performers.
Slash makes his return to Stoke on Trent, playing his highly anticipated sold out show at The Victoria Hall from 7pm. The legendary guitarist releases his new single ‘Starlight’ on 25th July, featuring a stunning vocal performance from Miles Kennedy who will also be performing as part of Slash’s touring band.
Bare Necessities in association with Punks Not Ted Promotions presents First Blood with support from Betrayal Within The Ranks, Path To Perdition and Heartless at The Sugamill on Monday from 7:30pm. Tickets are £7 advance and can be purchased from See Tickets on 0871 220 0260.
Derek Holt and Dave Rea play a free gig at Blakey’s Café Bar in Newcastle from 9pm on Wednesday.
On Friday, Cities That Sleep headline The Full Moon in Newcastle from 7:30pm. Support comes from great local bands The Midnight Lycan Party, Kill The Doctor and SteadyPedro! Tickets are £4 and are available from the bands or on the door.
Elsewhere Punks Not Ted Promotions hosts two great bands at The Freebird in Newcastle, with music from Dragster and Maximum R n R. Music starts at 7:30pm.