Gig Guide Friday 20th – Friday 27th April 2012


Above The Underground make their long awaited return to Crewe’s music scene with a headline slot at The Box this evening from 7:30pm. The band have defended pop punk alongside the likes of scene bigwigs, Set Your Goals, A Loss For Words and Elliot Minor. New Romantics also return in support with debuts for both White Eskimo and Aeris. Tickets are £5.


The Dirty Dozen all dayer returns to the White Lion, Congelton, on Saturday, for another day jam packed with the very best in Local Live Music, showcased over two stages. The line up includes, Fieldhouse, The Retrospective, Aaron Mobberly, The Robin Pierce Band, Cry Baby and The Hoochie Coochie Boys, Luke Gray, Cells Landing, Sweet Winn Dixie, Swim into Scarlet, Giro Junkie, Lost Scenes and more besides. There will also be Partybooth, there to photograph the event and fans, a spit roast, and more besides. Tickets are available from the venue for £10. The event starts at 12pm.

The legendary sounds of The Eagles are faithfully recreated by Talon, the best of The Eagles, at The Kings Hall in Stoke. Doors open at 7pm, and tickets are £17.50 from Music Mania in Hanley on 01782 206000.

Elsewhere UK Garage rockers The Jim Jones Revue headline The Sugarmill from 7:30pm With a sound that is influenced by 50’s rock and roll, blues and punk bands such as MC5 & The Stooges, they boast a string of celebrity fans such as Nick Cave, Noel Gallagher and Mick Jones to name a few! Tickets are on sale from Music Mania for £12.00.

Legend of the blues Pete Frampton teams up with his Escape Committee and returns to the Full Moon with a bunch of rock/blues tones and the ability to make a guitar sing like no other. Entry is free before 9:30pm and £2 thereafter.

Fink Ployd are The North West’s premier Pink Floyd Tribute band, and they’ll be headlining The Box in Crewe from 8:30pm. Expect The Dark Side of The Moon, Wish You Were Here, The Wall, Animals, The Final Cut, A Momentary Lapse of Reason and The Division Bell. Entry is £8.


The Old Brown Jug host LA trio Mini Mansions, featuring Michael Shuman from Queens Of The Stone Age. The last minute gig has been put into place as the boys have a night off from their massive UK tour supporting Foster The People. The jaunt which includes stops at Manchester Academy and three nights at Brixton Academy in London has completely sold out, but the band have chosen the Jug as the place to showcase their own one off set. Local support for the how will be in the form of Fetch The Witches. Doors open on 8pm, and admission is £3 on the door.

Elsewhere Sleep In and UTC Studios present Holy Esque, NME favourites from Glasgow, fresh from supporting Wu Lyf. Support comes from Stoke’s most intriguing new band Camp Stag, and Universal Thrift Club studio favourites, The English, who have been personally selected by the studio managers. Doors open at 7:30pm at The Fat Cats Basement, entry is £4 on the door, and there will also be a DJ set from UTC Studios.

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