Gig Guide Friday 2nd – Friday 9th September
September 2, 2011 1 Comment
This weekend is quite a busy one by anybodies standards! If you’ve got a gig you’d like to add email us with the subject line GIGS or leave us a comment and we’ll include you.
Manchester based Skinless Finger make their long-awaited return to The Box in Crewe tonight. Ash Powell, Nick Rogers, Phill Smallwood and Gaz Evans have seized the headline slot to fill the sizable shoes of old friends Bleached Wail. Returning to their Cheshire roots, the four piece have been busy building up a solid reputation in Manchester. The Retrospective make their long awaited return along with Save The Mastersound and The Flares. Doors open at 8pm and entry is £5.00 on the door.
The Corporation headline The Underground this evening from 7:30pm. Tickets are £4.55 from the band or via Music Mania on 01782 206000.
On Saturday and Sunday at The Red Lion in Burslem, there’s a rock, punk and blues extravaganza in memory of Quilpy thanks to Punks Not Ted Promotions. Entrance will be £5 each day, and funds raised will go towards helping to play for his funeral. Bands confirmed include WKD, DGF, Section 5, Kybosch, Rubicon, Dave Coterell and Band, Senseless, Warlock, Byte and Kale. Doors open at 2pm each day and music starts at 4:50pm.
Since forming in 2008, it’s taken Already Gone 3 years of constant touring in small pubs and clubs around Stoke and Crewe, the band are ready to finally announce their debut album launch party. To coincide with the event, the band will be selling the album, One Good Reason, at the show, as well as making the album available for download. Support comes from opening act Semiphore, a new local rock outfit, secondly the ever popular Barely Civilised who have supported the band before join the stage. Main support, all the way from Glasgow Scotland, the hugely talented The Detours play. Tickets are £5.00 which includes entry into the classic rock disco. Doors open at 7:30pm.
Elsewhere Sworn To Oath headline The Sugarmill from 7:30pm. Tickets are £4.55 from Music Mania in Hanley on 01782 206000. Support comes from Illuminatus, Fallen Inquest and From Adalia.
Elsewhere, former frontman of indie rock band The Ordinary Boys and finalist in Celebrity Big Brother, Preston returns to The Old Brown Jug in Newcastle. The rescheduled date follows his packed debut show in October 2010. Preston will be supported by local DJ Duo the Reception, who will bring you a mix of dance, electro, funk and indie. Tickets can be reserved via Facebook, purchased from the pub or bought online from seetickets. Tickets are £6.50.
The Move is showcasing its second outside broadcast live at Fat Cats in Hanley with Stoke Supertars Matrix Club Mix from 8pm. They will be performing new tracks and old alike, and the event will be flanked by Lee Fredericks and Matt Erst. The gig will be streamed live on 6 Towns Radio.
Paul Walker’s open mic night takes place at Blakey’s Cafe Bar in Newcastle on Tuesday from 8:30pm until 11:00pm. The event is free entry, and new participants are always welcome.