BOOGALOOSA
Wednesday February 6th
The Malt Shovel, Northampton
A Midlands group that bring a beaty mix of New Orleans funk, swamp rock and Americana with jazz/blues tinges. Both originals and covers promised. Music from 8.30pm, free entry

THE OLD GREY DOGS + RICHARD MATTHEWS & KAREN ANGELA + CHRISTOPHER MOODY
Wednesday February 6th
Rooftop Arts Centre, Corby
Acoustic Night with open mic slots and featured acts: this month you get a local bluegrass band, “two fabulous voices”, and “distinctive singer-songwriter with a wide range of styles”. Doors 7.30pm, free entry

THE HURRICANES
Friday February 8th
Club 43, Northampton
Rebel Waltz night. The loud mod garage headliners promote power-pop debut album Let’s Go. Doors 8pm, free before 9pm then £4.

HERIDA PROFUNDA + KING OF PIGS + NAZI KILLER + VILE SECT
Friday February 8th
The Lab, Northampton
Grindcore from Poland, Nottingham oldschool hardcore punk, fast hardcore from Leicester, and new Birmingham powerviolence trio. Doors 7.30pm, £5 entry

BENNY & THE JENGO MASSIVE
Friday February 8th
The Garibaldi Hotel, Northampton
Three brothers from Rugby, some of them of The Anteloids fame. Their first Northampton headline show bringing you live funk disko hip-hop techno fun. Doors 8pm, free entry

NAILBREAKER + WORRY + POT POURRI + LA FOLIVORA + FUNERAL PARLOUR
Saturday February 9th
The Garibaldi Hotel, Northampton
Loud angry music in the Gari basement. Featuring Northampton electro-noise artist Nailbreaker, Oxford forward-thinking hardcore quartet Worry, London raw thrash-punk from Pot Pourri, Earls Barton’s first and only synth-based grindcore duo La Folivora, and Hitchin screamo newcomers Funeral Parlour. Doors 8pm, free entry 

EXPLODING EAR ENSEMBLE + EX-PETS
Saturday February 9th
The Lab, Northampton
MK sextet dealing in “post-noise mutated malevolent punk jazz”, with support from ShoeTown minimalist punk trio. Doors 9pm, £5 entry

THE KEEPERS + GOGO LOCO
Saturday February 9th
The Pomfret Arms, Northampton
A couple of ShoeTown’s finest retro-tinged rock’n’roll combos combine forces. Music from 9pm, free entry 

AL LOVER + [SANE]
Sunday February 10th
The Garibaldi Hotel, Northampton
Los Angeles-based producer Al Lover has spent the last several years evolving a unique approach to psychedelic and experimental electronic music. Creating a broken abstraction of what some might see as trip hop, Al uses a mix of samples, drum machines, live instrumentation, analog synthesizers and effect processing to draw out elements from the past and connect them to the future. Al goes from the 2011 garage/psych project ‘Distorted Reverberations’ – where he remixed bands such as Thee Oh Sees and Night Beats – to his upcoming exploration of synthesized kraut, dark ambient and trap, ‘Existential Everything’, out February 1st on Stolen Body Records.  Northampton’s [sane] create catchy, electronic music with a smattering of synths, samples and guitar riffs over crunchy, textured beats. Doors 8pm, free entry

KATIE SPENCER
Sunday February 10th
The Old Forge Tea Room, Cranford
Drawing on influences such as John Martyn, Roy Harper and Laura Marling, Spencer creates modern folk music which owes as much to East Riding as it does to the American greats, with striking vocals and adept songwriting. Music from 2pm, £6 tickets [call 01536 330014 or email theoldforgecranford@gmail.com]