JONO & THE UKE DEALERS + TOM ROSE & THE HEATHEN ORCHESTRA + ONE LEAF FALLS
Friday June 14th
Club 43, Northampton
The four-piece headliners combine the sweet sound of the ukulele with gritty, british vocals, quirky melodies and contemporary lyrics. Tom Rose is a celebrated musician, singer, songwriter and naturalist from Northamptonshire. Openers are an original four-piece band with an alternative rock style. [think Biffy Clyro,  The Strokes]. Doors 8pm, free before 9pm, £4 after

MARABAR CAVES + THE VENUS FLY TRAP + PAT FISH
Friday June 14th
The Lamplighter, Northampton
HAVE GUITARS…WILL TRAVEL festival. The books come to life in the live environment, with the reformed 80’s psychedelic indie band, our darkwave/post-punk pioneers, and the Jazz Butcher himself. Read more about the event with an Alex Novak interview here. Doors 8pm, free entry

DEEP SEA MOUNTAINS + JACOB BRAITHWAITE + AMII DAWES
Friday June 14th
The Lab, Northampton
More NMF fringe festivalling. Art-rock headlienrs and singer-songwriter support is on the menu. Doors 7pm, £3 Lab members or £4 for guests

THE KEEPERS
Friday June 14th
The Garibaldi Hotel, Northampton
New look ShoeTown rockers continue settling in their new line-up. Doors 8pm, free entry

OFF THE RAILS FESTIVAL
Friday June 14th – Saturday June 15th
Brook Farm Animal Sanctuary, Raunds
Fundraiser for the animal sanctuary. Vegan food and vegan bar. Music under cover in a barn. Any Minute No, InErrant, Zounds, Cretin, Contempt, Captain Hotknives, Catkin, Jammie Sammie, Ed Ache, Denada, Borrowed Time, Headstone Horrors, The Mispelt, Active Slaughter, Almighty Uprisers, and Eastfield all perform. Costs for weekend including camping: Adults – £25. Big kids (17 & under) – £15. Family – £60. Little kids (under 8) – free. Campsite open 3pm Friday to 1pm Sunday. Paypal address is: trinabreedon@yahoo.co.uk (please add £2 to cover paypal fees/postage)

K3 ROCK + SLEEPWALKERS + HOMELANDERS + PHOENIX + THE TRAVELLING WILBYS + JUMPWORLD
Saturday June 15th
The Picturedrome, Northampton
“Have Guitars…Will Travel”, part 2. The books that cover the 1960s and 70s scene come alive, with many original bands reforming to celebrate our rich NN musical history. Doors 3.30pm, free entry

SUB CLOWNS
Saturday June 15th
The Pomfret Arms, Northampton
Whilst the Level Records DJs perform in the garden, there’s a Sub Clowns live performance in the barn at 9pm. £4 entry

PRIMAL HOLOCAUST + CALIBURN + JACK & SALLY + THE DARKHORSE + FUELED HATE + RESIN
Saturday June 15th
The Black Prince, Northampton [back room]
Bloodstock Festival’s Metal 2 The Masses returns to give unsigned acts the chance to play the New Blood Stage at the Festival. This is semi final #2. Doors 6pm, £7 tickets

YELLOW DOG & RHYTHM & BLUES BAND + JD BLUES + KING BISCUIT BOYS
Saturday June 15th
The Black Prince, Northampton [outside area]
An afternoon of roots music from NN’s finest. BBQ available too. Kicks off at 1pm and finishes by 8pm, free entry

DEAD RESTLESS + ASHLEY FALLS + INSOMNIACS
Saturday June 15th
The Lab, Northampton
Pop-punk night, courtesy of bands from ShoeTown, Bedfordshire and Redditch. Doors 7.30pm, free entry

KING’S GAMBIT
Saturday June 15th
The Lamplighter, Northampton
From the back-street pubs of Northampton to festivals and folk clubs across the UK, King’s Gambit have been delivering their unrivalled folk-rock-dance since 2010. Music from 9pm, free entry

FRETTLYST
Saturday June 15th
The Stirrup Cup, Barton Seagrove
Debut EP release show. Expect a few new, never played singles from the local indie-rockers. Music from 9pm, free entry

NORTHAMPTON MUSIC FESTIVAL
Sunday June 16th
Various stage around the Town Centre, Northampton
ShoeTown becomes ShowTown, as the music festival returns. There’s six stages focusing on different elements. The Main Stage is headlined by new wave legends The Blockheads. We have a New Boots stage at the NN Contemporary Art Gallery, in the courtyard. Live performances from Ginger Snaps, The Big Dirty, L30 Robinson/Anonynous/XOV, Phantom Isle, GoGo Loco, Kinships, and Kian Russell, with a pop-up bar from Maule Collective and Jamaican-style street food from BoxFood. Most stages begin at midday, and the event finishes in the market square at 9pm. Free entry everywhere. After party at The Garibaldi Hotel from 9pm, with live sets from Jono & The Uke Dealers and Jimmy Pike & The Red Stars. https://www.northamptonmusicfestival.co.uk

PETE MORTON + GERALD CLARIDGE
Tuesday June 18th
The Old White Hart, Northampton
Leicester-born folk singer-songwriter with a wealth of great songs that have been described as an unruly mix of humour, politics, love and social comment wrapping their way around the folk tradition. “A revelation” says The Guardian. Doors 8pm, free entry