LASTELLE + LOOSE TOOTH + 72% + EX-PETS
Wednesday February 20th
The Lab, Northampton
Atmospheric hardcore from Oxford, and three of NNs finest hard hitters: hardcore-y grunge rock, the three-piece instrumental noise rock, and no-compromise noise rock to really get you started on the right foot. Must see. Doors 7.30pm, free entry

NIGER BARKER
Thursday February 21st
The King Billy, Northampton
Barker has just released his first solo album The album, in addition to his three albums with Cowboy Hat and That Fuzzbox Voodoo. A mix of fired-up blues rock and alt.country. He plays solo in front of six video screens, as he is an international award-winning filmmaker as well as a musician. 8.30pm start, free entry

BUSHPIGS + VENUS FLY TRAP + DUNCAN BISATT
Friday February 22nd
The Lab, Northampton
The twenty year career of Bushpigs sees some original material being tried out, plus some Marabar Caves songs to get nostalgic over. Support from ShoeTown’s iconic electronic goth pioneering duo, and singer-songwriter Bisatt to open proceedings in melodic style. Doors 8pm, free entry

THE OCCASIONAL ORCHESTRA + PHIL DOLEMAN + ODETTE MICHELL + THORNFIELD
Friday February 22nd
Earl’s Barton Working Men’s Club
A Kontra Roots night: rousing six piece band to headline, a ukulele virtuoso, a new English folk singer, and the latest incarnation of the legendary Thornfield play the warm-up. Music from 8pm, £3 entry

THE MISPELT + SPRING PARK + BUCHA EFFECT
Saturday February 23rd
The Lab, Northampton
Punk times in Earl St! Two Northampton bands of much disrepute, plus London mates up for the crack too. Doors 7pm, price TBA

THE KEEPERS + THE BARRATTS + DUNCAN BISATT
Saturday February 23rd
The Lamplighter, Northampton
Twinfest: The Road to MaNo. The traditional send off gig for the bands playing in Germany. Featuring acts you know and love. Give the chaps a good old fashioned proper send off now! Doors 7.30pm, free entry

SANE + ZIZANY
Saturday February 23rd
The Pomfret Arms, Northampton
Ambient electronica from a band that is swiftly appearing on everyone’s lips.  Joined by the solo brainchild of Zachary Bullock – experimental trip-hop is promised. Music from 9pm, free entry

MARTIN CARTHY
Sunday February 24th
Albion Brewery Bar, Northampton
’60s folk legend of much repute, making albums often alongside fiddle player Dave Swarbrick. Has also played with The Watersons, Steeleye Span, Albion Country Band, and the Brass Monkey ensemble. Doors 7pm. Ticket link says ‘unavailable’, so perhaps phone venue to see if tickets are available

SAD DRONE
Sunday February 24th
The Garibaldi Hotel, Northampton
Live improvised ambient soundscapes from some local musicians including Josh Ryan and Joel Harries, using a mix of guitar, synths and loops. An intimate show in the basement. Doors 8pm, free entry