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It’s A Shoe In: Northants gig guide Jul 17th – Jul 23rd

THE PHYSICS HOUSE BAND + LAPYEAR Thursday July 18th The Garibaldi Hotel, Northampton Brighton quartet who create avant-garde compositions that capture everything from jazz to prog to psych to doom-metal,…

THE PHYSICS HOUSE BAND + LAPYEAR
Thursday July 18th
The Garibaldi Hotel, Northampton
Brighton quartet who create avant-garde compositions that capture everything from jazz to prog to psych to doom-metal, all combined together with a furious energy  Playing some songs fro their recently completed third record. Lapyear meanwhile are an alternative/indie pop band from London. Doors 7.30pm, free entry

THE WILDE + AXIS ERAZED
Thursday July 18th
The King Billy, Northampton
Loud, raucous rock’n’roll, with a Motown groove. Support comes from ShoeTown’s “female-fronted metal-rock, industro-pop” band. Doors 8pm, free entry

LAY IT DOWN
Friday July 19th
The Lab, Northampton
Urban music night involving rappers, instrumentalists, spoken word, poetry. Plenty of spots open to the public early on, plus confirmed performances from Thunder, Reality, Smiley, Infinite Lore, and many more. Doors 8pm, free entry

BLOOD-VISIONS + BIG LOSS
Friday July 19th
The Garibaldi Hotel, Northampton
NN alt-rock heroes and no mistake are your main draw. Support from local trio, all of whom are ex-members of My First Tooth. Doors 8pm, free entry

LIVING COLOUR + CATS IN SPACE + JARED NICHOLS JAMES
Saturday July 20th
The Roadmender, Northampton
NYC jazz-rockers performing their iconic 1988 debut album Vivid, plus other hits. Stellar support too. Doors 7pm, £28 tickets

AMONGST THIEVES + RXPTRS + WHEN WE WAKE
Saturday July 20th
The Golden Horse, Northampton
Quality metal co-headline from the south-west and York, with Luton easycore quartet opening. Doors 7.30pm, free entry

FLYBYFEST
Saturday July 20th
Coronation Park Pavilion, Corby
A one day music event brought to you by Flybybars. Alt-funk from Supergiant, loungey indie from Baby Lung, plus ExP and Versatile, Seniorem & Dukebox, DJ O.P.1, and R U INDIE all on the decks. Doors midday, £5 tickets

TU-KAY & RYAN
Saturday July 20th
The Shire Horse, Kettering
Harmonious duo bring the good vibes for the afternoon. 3-6pm, free entry

EMPYRE [acoustic]
Sunday July 21st
The Black Prince, Northampton
Sunday Afternoon Acoustic Session, with local Self Aware rockers doing their thing in an acoustic fashion. Plus open mic spots beforehand. 3pm-6pm, free entry

DAMN TEETH + ROLLING THUNDER
Sunday July 21st
The Pomfret Arms, Northampton
Glasgow group featuring current and ex-members of Thin Privilege, Black International and Joanna Gruesome, Damn Teeth produce a synth-heavy sound that touches on the dance-noise of Six Finger Satellite, the melodic hysteria of Xiu Xiu and the pop sensibilities of LCD Soundsystem gone sour. Support from new Towcester indie rockers. Doors 7pm, free entry

DEAD FREQUENCY + CRASH INDUCTION
Sunday July 21st
The King Billy, Northampton
Daventry pop-punk trio and MK punk-party starters to enliven your Sunday arfternoon. Doors 4pm, £5 entry

 

 

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It’s A Shoe In: Northants gig guide Jun 19th – Jun 25th

ROCK FEST The King Billy, Northampton Thursday June 20th – Sunday June 23rd No Sixfields festival this year from Blackbush, the replacement is two festivals at the Billy this weekend…

ROCK FEST
The King Billy, Northampton
Thursday June 20th – Sunday June 23rd
No Sixfields festival this year from Blackbush, the replacement is two festivals at the Billy this weekend and one in August. Thursday sees STEVIE JONES & THE WILDFIRES, FAMILY OF NOISE, and 100,000 HOURS playing. Friday means V8. Saturday welcomes JOHNNY THE FOX, 9 CARAT PURPLE , EMPYRE, MOJO CITY REBELS, RED HAWK RISING, FUELED HATE, CATALYST, LOKI, and GRAMMA VEDETTA. Finally Sunday brings out DIRTY JACK DC, MOTORPACE, PORCELAIN HILL and BLUESTONES. Times vary. Thursday and Friday are free entry, Saturday and Sunday are £5 per day [or a weekend ticket for £8]

SAM MORROW + MOUNTAINTOP JUNKSHOP
Thursday June 20th
Little Country Smokehouse & General Store, Cransley
Southern stomp and old-school funky-tonk from Los Angeles. Minimal country/Americana in support, from the slightly closer locale of Leicester. Doors 8pm, £10 tickets

THE NORSEHAMPTON VIKING FESTIVAL
Friday June 21st to Saturday June 22nd
The Black Prince, Northampton
A “celebration of Viking life” in Northampton, amazing. Musical delights from ATORC [folk meets metal from Bury St. Edmunds], GREENMAN RISING [Midlands folkies] SELLSWORD [Yorkshire metal], THE DIRTY TALES [celtic folk/punk band from Bedford], SCOTT SWAIN & THE SINNERS [acoustic alt-rock from Herts], BORN TO DESTRUCT [rock’n’roll from Cambridge], RALPH BEEBY & THE ELEPHANT COLLECTIVE [blues rock from London], THE WHISKY REBELLION [gypsy-punk from Leicester]. Tickets £8/£12

LAY IT DOWN
Friday June 21st
The Lab, Northampton
New Breed of open mic for the urban music scene. Impact, Hagglar, L30 Robinson, Paxx, RG The Baron, and many more perform. Doors 8pm, free entry

BRIAN STONE
Friday June 21st
Albion Brewery Bar, Northampton
Stone [from Hampshire] is a lively, original singer songwriter known for engaging, entertaining performances. Doors 9pm, free entry

THE DRONES CLUB + CORINNE LUCY
Friday June 21st
The Pomfret Arms, Northampton
Solstice night, with a headliner mixing of ancestral and improvised music with eastern and dub rhythms. Supported by the hypnotising singer-songwriter. Doors 8pm, free entry

THE MISPELT
Saturday June 22nd 
Albion Brewery Bar, Northampton
Solid punk rock of 21 years vintage [think Ramones, Rancid, Clash]. Plus solo support from Lee of Lhasa Calling fame. From 8pm, free entry

CANYONS + support
Saturday June 22nd 
The Pomfret Arms, Northampton
Re-branded from Real Live Owls, Canyons is a collective of seven musicians. Call it Anglicana, country and eastern, call it folky rock and roll. This is the stripped down four-piece version of the band, airing new tunes from a forthcoming ep. Doors 8pm, free entry

THE MUSIC BARN FESTIVAL
Saturday June 22nd 
A barn in Cranford 
Returning for its 6th year, they continue to donate most of proceeds of the event to a local charity, in particular a local palliative care hospice, the Cransley Hospice in Kettering. The festival showcases artists from across a broad range of genres including folk, rock, dance and electronic music. Artists include KOYOSWEET CRISIS, KING PURPLE, THE BRANDY THIEVES, JJ JECZALIK, and HAUSWERKS. Doors 2pm, £25 tickets

JOEL HARRIES
Sunday June 23rd
The Garibaldi Hotel, Northampton
Solo set. 8pm, free entry

📸 of Sam Morrow by @lesliecampbellphoto

 

 

 

 

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It’s A Shoe In: Northants gig guide Jun 5th – Jun 11th

NICK CORNEY & THE BUZZ RATS + ODETTE MICHELL + GLOVE COMPARTMENT Wednesday, June 5th The Rooftop Arts Centre, Corby Peterborough group playing intelligent, catchy, hook-laden songs, a new English…

NICK CORNEY & THE BUZZ RATS + ODETTE MICHELL + GLOVE COMPARTMENT
Wednesday, June 5th
The Rooftop Arts Centre, Corby
Peterborough group playing intelligent, catchy, hook-laden songs, a new English folk singer with a remarkable voice, and a new solo project from the Candle Thieves keyboard wizard. Certified pop music for grown-ups. Doors 7.30pm, free entry

TWISTED WHEEL + THE KEEPERS + NAKED NEXT DOOR
Friday June 7th
The Roadmender, Northampton
Twisted Wheel are back on the road with the ‘Nomad Hat Tour’. Twisted Wheel has grown into its name more than any other band. The real rock ‘n’ roll outfit had hit the kerb, was discarded by the one-size-fits-all industry and then self-sabotaged before bouncing back on a groove last year. Following on from a 90% sold-out ‘Snakes and Ladders’ tour, a Number 1 in the UK physical charts, Liam Gallagher support slots, Leeds Reading festivals and many more, the band hammered the year off with the phenomenal ‘Jonny Guitar’ tour. Without losing momentum, an album was recorded in Manchester in January and festival dates already confirmed for 2019: Leeds / Reading, The Highest Point, Kendal Calling, Y Not, Mosfest, and many more. The Nomad Hat Tour kicks off nationally on the 3rd May and finishes on the 15th Nov at the 1500 Capacity Manchester Ritz. Plus support from ShoeTown indie-psych quartet and indie rockers from Milton Keynes. Doors 7.30pm, £10 tickets

DIRTY SOUND MAGNET + THE DRONES CLUB + KATIE PATON + J KELLS
Friday June 7th
The Lab, Northampton
Psychedelic Rock power trio return to the Lab, “Medieval Drum & Bass” from Pat Fish and friends, sensual ShoeTown singer and songwriter, and Jason Kells to kick things off. Doors 7pm, £3 members/£4 guests

BIG LAD + 72%
Friday June 7th
The Garibaldi Hotel, Northampton
Big Lad are a “crushing electronics & drum duo” from London playing “high octane party bangers to the max”. 72% are “mostly horrible”. Doors 8pm, free entry

THE MARKUS REEVES BROTHERHOOD + THE ABRAHAMS
Friday June 7th
The Pomfret Arms, Northampton
The brotherhood deliver a combination of outstanding vocals, homemade guitar-esque inventions and driving, pounding rhythms backed by a seasoned vet of the drums. Supported the Kettering four-piece progressive folk rock skiffle beat combo. Music from 9pm, free entry

THE KING BISCUIT BOYS
Friday June 7th
The Olde England, Northampton
Acoustic guitar and blues harmonica from this MK duo. Music from 9pm, free entry

ROLLING THUNDER
Friday June 7th
Peggottys Lounge, Fosters Booth
Original up and coming rock band from Northants playing a pub near Towcester. Go support them. Doors 8pm, free entry

WHSACC Summer Music Festival 2019
Friday June 7th – Sunday June 9th
Woodford Halse Sports & Community Club, Byfield
Multiple bands and acoustic performers appearing over the weekend, check out the Facebook event here

ORKA + WOVENLUNG + FACES OF EVE + EXPETYA
Saturday June 8th 
The Black Prince. Northampton [back room]
Bloodstock Festival’s Metal 2 The Masses gives unsigned acts the chance to play the New Blood Stage at the Festival. This is semi final part one. Doors 6pm , £7 tickets

TRY SUBVERSION
Saturday June 8th 
The Black Prince. Northampton [front bar]
Alternative punk rock from Leicester. Door 8pm, free entry

GOGO LOCO + DEM URBAN FOXES
Saturday June 8th 
The Coach & Horses, Wellingborough
ShoeTown rock’n’roll maraca’d trash goes eastwards for the Retro Beat night. Support from energetic Kettering acoustic duo. Doors 8pm, free entry

THE WITCHDOKTORS + PUSSYCAT & THE DIRTY JOHNSONS + THE SNAKERATTLERS
Saturday June 8th 
The Kingfisher, Corby
Formed in 1992, the headliners have long established themselves as one of the UK’s leading rock’n’roll punk bands. Pussycat prowls both stage and audience to spread her infectious rock’n’roll. The ‘rattlers is a band comprising married couple Dan Oliver Gott and Naomi Gott, who bring deathpunk, rockabilly, country, and traditional greaser rock and roll. Doors 7.30pm, £8 tickets

ROZISM + NIGEL LEWIS + LEW BEAR + CAMERON GRACE + ZAHRA LUCY MEG SULLIVAN
Sunday June 9th
The Racecourse Pavillion, Northampton
Acoustic performances as part of the art and craft holistic fair. 2pm-6pm, free entry

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New Boots to curate stage at the Northampton Music Festival 2019

New Boots is pleased to be able to finally share the news – we are hosting a stage at this year’s Northampton Music Festival. The six stage event attracts tens…

New Boots is pleased to be able to finally share the news – we are hosting a stage at this year’s Northampton Music Festival.

The six stage event attracts tens of thousands of people to Northampton town centre each summer and has been going since 2007.

New Boots has it’s own space for the 2019 event, in the courtyard of the NN Contemporary Art Gallery, on Guildhall Road. It’s all set to happen on Sunday June 16th. Doors open at midday, then at half past the hour every hour they’ll be some NN-related music for you. Covering all the musical bases of this diverse musical town, our stage sees live performances from:

GINGER SNAPS
THE BIG DIRTY
L30 ROBINSON, WITH ANONYMOUS & XOV
PHANTOM ISLE
GOGO LOCO
KINSHIPS
KIAN RUSSELL

Jay Brook of Ginger Snaps, the man behind BBC Radio playlisted smashes like ‘The Modern Man’ and ‘Number Crunching’, has spoken of how rarely they play live, so this is something to be especially pleased about. “It’s a one-off special show” he explained, “where I’ll be playing mainly stuff off the forthcoming album.”

They’ll also be an outside bar serving alcohol, plus street food for sale. It’s going to be the best thing you can experience in an NN postcode this summer. FACT.

The Facebook Event is the place to keep an eye on all the latest developments, so please go and click ‘attending’ over on that if you can.

The objective of the Northampton Music Festival is to raise the profile of Northampton through music. It provides a showcase for the broad range of musicians and artists that are based in the town and as a community-focused gathering, invites all to join in a festive celebration of our music scene. The official site is here.

A big thank you to Natasha Booluck [Fuel + Fire Films] for the poster design.

SEE YOU THERE.

Phil & Dave

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It’s A Shoe In: Northants gig guide Apr 10th – Apr 16th

FUELED HATE + CATALYST Thursday April 11th The King Billy, Northampton Metal duel, featuring contenders from Corby and Milton Keynes. Doors 8.30pm, free entry GIRLS IN SYNTHESIS + BLOOD-VISIONS +…

FUELED HATE + CATALYST
Thursday April 11th
The King Billy, Northampton
Metal duel, featuring contenders from Corby and Milton Keynes. Doors 8.30pm, free entry

GIRLS IN SYNTHESIS + BLOOD-VISIONS + SKIRT
Friday April 12th
The Lab, Northampton
London headliners have a fearsome reputation as a most exciting and volatile live act, the group take their cues from the early DIY punk and post-punk pioneers to keep everything in-house. They take influences from  Crass, Flipper, Wire and The Fall. Support from fellow noise travellers from ShoeTown, plus indie punk from Corby. Doors 7.30pm, £5 tickets

FROM NOWHERE TO NOW HERE
Friday April 12th
The UFO, Northampton
An exhibition of work by Nathan Mark Jones. Opening event with music and verse from Nathan Jones, Sami Stuart E Tite, Justin Porter, Anthony, Duncan Craven, Kenneth J Nash, Jay Kells, The Antipoet and Hubcap. A blend of music and spoken word, intertwined with some DJing. Doors 6pm, free entry

FALLEN MAFIA + LESTWEFORGET + NURSE HOOCH
Friday April 12th
The Black Prince, Northampton
With a debut album due this spring, heavy punk/metal North-East headliners will be showcasing tracks in ShoeTown. Support from progressive metallers from Oxford and melodic punks from MK. Doors 7.30pm, £5 tickets

FUN FUN FUNERAL + THE REMI MARTINI QUARTET
Friday April 12th
The Garibaldi Hotel, Northampton
French headliners make dense lo-fi pop. New Bletchley band in support, featuring ex-members of Action Beat and The Crease, play heavy synth pop; they sound somewhere between Buddy Holly and Lightning Bolt. Doors 8pm, free entry

THE BARRATTS + THE COVASETTES + FOX CHAPEL + KRANKHEAD
Saturday April 13th
The Roadmender, Northampton
‘Lights Out In London’ single release show for the local indie upstarts. Support from indie Manchester quartet, the exhumed local leg ends Fox Chapel, and the hip-hop duo formerly known as Mio Flux and Patchy The Rockstar. Doors 7.30pm, £5 tickets

THE KEEPERS + THE SEROTONES + ROLLING THUNDER
Saturday April 13th
The Garibaldi Hotel, Northampton
The popular local indie-mod group head to the Gari, bringing with them the York-based alt-rockers and a brand new Northants indie-rock outfit to open. Doors 8pm, free entry

LUNAXIS
Saturday April 13th
Spunout, Northampton
Record Store Day 2019 celebrations, with a live set from the local folk-rockers. Shop opens at 8am,  expect them to play around about 2.30pm, and it is free entry

GEORGE BOROWSKI & MORA + KEVIN HEWICK + STEVIE JONES + THE FED SISTERS
Saturday April 13th
The Old Forge Tea Room, Cranford
Wildfire Sessions present a special seated show. Manchester singer-songwriter Borowski has had four albums released in his own right, and has been produced by the legendary Martin Hannett. Hewick is an English singer-songwriter who was an early member of the Factory Records roster. Today he is known for his recordings on Pink Box Records, an independent label based in Leicester, and his work with Venetian collective Unfolk. Hard-working Jones has been playing live music and entertaining audiences for over 25 years. He set up the live music service Wildfire Sessions in 2011, putting on gigs and open mics across the East Midlands. The Feds are a local guitar/piano duo with great harmonies. There are only 45 seats available. Doors 7pm, £8 tickets

CRYBB
Saturday April 13th
Althorp Coaching Inn
Official launch party for Gary and Kate’s new Northamptonshire inspired folk album Fortune & Folly, taking place at the historic 16th Century pub. Music starts at 6pm, free entry

 

 

 

 

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It’s A Shoe In: Northants gig guide Apr 3rd – Apr 9th

GLYMJACK + THE CAMPBELLS + PHIL RILEY Wednesday April 3rd Rooftop Arts Centre, Corby The folk-roots headliners feature award-winning songwriter Greg McDonald, plus appearances from Northampton-based Americana trio and the veteran singer-songwriter. Doors…

GLYMJACK + THE CAMPBELLS + PHIL RILEY
Wednesday April 3rd
Rooftop Arts Centre, Corby
The folk-roots headliners feature award-winning songwriter Greg McDonald, plus appearances from Northampton-based Americana trio and the veteran singer-songwriter. Doors 7.30pm, free entry

HANDS OFF GRETEL + WISHING WOLF + DEAF TRAP + EGO
Friday April 5th
The Black Prince, Northampton
The much-loved alt-rock/ post-grunge quartet from South Yorkshire come to ShoeTown to promote sophomore album ‘I Want The World’. With support from energetic pop-punk/emo gang from Kettering, the four-piece alt-rock band from Northampton, with two EPs to their name, and an MK trio, the brainchild of Sean Grant, who are “heavier, sexier & angrier than Royal Blood”. Doors 7.30pm, £7 tickets

KING PURPLE + LUNA ROSA + BABY LUNG
Friday April 5th
The Roadmender, Northampton
The Corby trio return to the Roadmender for a headline show, to support the release of their debut EP ‘Time Alone’. Doors 7.30pm, £5 tickets

HANNAH FAULKNER + TIM JON BROPHY + CAMERON GRACE
Friday April 5th
Albion Brewery Bar, Northampton
Return of the Ni Ni Sessions, highlighting great local singer-songwriter talent. Music from 8.30pm, free entry

THEE TELEPATHS + VENUS FLY TRAP + JAMES WATT & THE AVENUES
Friday April 5th
The White Hart, Corby
The psych/drone/kraut/space rock band from Kettering continue to promote their excellent debut album The Velvet Night. ShoeTown darkwave legends in support will play highlights from 2018 album Icon, plus local instrumental surf trio. Music from 8pm, free entry

THE TOUCH
Friday April 5th
The Green Dragon, Higham Ferrers
Kettering’s hardest working rock’n’roll gang head to Higham to provide good times. Music from 9pm, free entry

JAMES TAYLOR QUARTET
Saturday April 6th
The Picturedrome, Northampton
The former Prisoner [and not forgetting one of the great Hammond players] returns to a favourite haunt of his to play his rare-groove and jazz-funk tunes. Doors 8pm, £17 tickets

CUT THROAT FRANCIS + HOMELESS SHAKESPEARE + THE GINHOUSE GYPSIES
Saturday April 6th
The Lab, Northampton
Party time! Headliners are a four-piece gypsy swing folk band from Bristol; support bring the Gyp-Hop from Leicester, and gypsy-folk from a group of Lab members themselves. Doors 8pm, £3 entry for members, £4 guests

TOYAH
Saturday April 6th
The Roadmender, Northampton
Toyah returns to the Roadmender. This revealing show comes in the form of Toyah performing an unplugged set of her well-loved hits and classic songs, alongside recalling stories from her colourful, thirty-five year career. A talented duo of guitarists, Chris Wong and Colin Hinds, accompany her on meticulous and melodic acoustic versions of the hits. Doors 7.30pm, £22 tickets

INGESTED + KRYSTHLA + MUTINY + PRIMAL HOLOCAUST
Saturday April 6th
The Black Prince, Northampton
Mancunian slam crew Ingested have built a reputation as one of the most savage death metal acts to come out of the UK. Appropriate support from Northamptonshire. Doors 6pm, £12 tickets

SOUL GROOVE + LITTLE BITBOY
Saturday April 6th
The Pomfret Arms, Northampton
Level Records presents the ‘Big Mike’ EP launch. Expect soulful electonica/house, with chiptune support. DJs too, to give it the party vibes. Doors 8pm, £3 entry [£2 with an NN Card]

GREASY DIABLOS + THE MARKUS REEVES BROTHERHOOD + TYPE 22
Saturday April 6th
The Carriage House, Higham Ferrers
Ferrers fun part two! A night of dirty indie rock’n’roll from the Rushden and ShoeTown boys. Intelligent indie from Leicester sandwiched in the middle. Doors 7pm, free entry

UNITRA
Saturday April 6th
The Prince Of Wales, Kettering
The local metallers are back on stage to entertain. Music from 9pm, free entry

SOYBOMB + AY WING
Sunday April 7th
The Garibaldi Hotel, Northampton
Berlin-based alt-pop trio headline. Support from Swiss singer and songwriter influenced by quirky 60s sounds and modern beat driven production. Doors 8pm, free entry

 

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It’s A Shoe In: Northants gig guide Mar 20th – 26th

DEAD RESTLESS + SEVEN STORIES HIGH + LOOSE TOOTH + THRIFT STREET Thursday March 21st The Black Prince, Northampton Northampton quartet The Young and Restless have slightly changed their name…

DEAD RESTLESS + SEVEN STORIES HIGH + LOOSE TOOTH + THRIFT STREET
Thursday March 21st
The Black Prince, Northampton
Northampton quartet The Young and Restless have slightly changed their name and embark on a brief tour with fellow heavy hitters from Swansea. Expect pop-punk and hardcore from all concerned. Doors 7.30pm, £4 tickets

DEATH GOALS + ILL-INFORMED + BLOOD-VISIONS
Friday March 22nd
The Garibaldi Hotel, Northampton
Two London boys making hardcore noise, Herts/Beds quartet doing similar, and our own NN Kings of Noise opening up the night [and your ears]. Doors 8pm, free entry

TU-KAY & RYAN + ANDY GRIFFITHS + KENNETH J NASH + HAZEYJANE
Friday March 22nd
St Mary The Virgin Church, Stoke Bruene
A special Audio Vendor night in a church! A quartet of top local singer-songwriter talent on offer. The event will be recorded, and the subsequent resulting videos will be made publicly available after the event. Doors 6.30pm, £10 tickets [or call  on 01604862428]

KING’S GAMBIT + BENJAMIN WILLIAM PIKE + MATT WOOSEY + JOE CORKRAM
Friday March 22nd
Earls Barton Working Men’s Club
Northampton’s accomplished good-time folk band, plus a critically acclaimed acoustic roots musician and virtuoso guitarist, plus multi-award winning Woosey. Doors 8pm, £3 entry

MUNDAYS + MONARCHS + BAD GIRLFRIEND 
Friday March 22nd
The White Hart, Corby
Stoner trio release trippy new single ‘Fantasea’ and celebrate with a hometown show. Kettering alt-rockers and DIY-punk Brum trio come along for the ride. Doors 8pm, £3 tickets

THE TOUCH + WISHING WOLF + HER BURDEN
Friday March 22nd
The Harlequin, Kettering
Gut-busting classic rockers headline, local pop-punkers play first show of the year, and fellow Leicester types also rock up with mid-noughties sound. Doors 7.30pm, free entry

ANNA RYDER
Friday March 22nd
Bradden Village Hall, Towcester
Respected singer-songwriter comes to the sticks for your entertainment. £10 in advance [email hillyanne@btinternet.com or call 01327 860800]

NAILBREAKER + WORRY + EX-PETS + DYLON DEAN
Saturday March 23rd
The Garibaldi Hotel, Northampton
Rushden’s digital hardcorer releases his debut EP ‘Spectrum Songs’, and throws a little party to celebrate. Featuring support from hardcore Oxford punks, ShoeTown noise rockers and the NN10 punk-rapper. Doors 8pm, free entry

SANE + ZIZANY
Saturday March 23rd
The Pomfret Arms, Northampton
Full band live set from the catchy electronic collective, joined on the bill by the trip-hop solo brainchild of Zachary Bullock. Doors 9pm, free entry

YELLOW DOG RHYTHM & BLUES BAND
Saturday March 23rd
Albion Brewery Bar, Northampton
Northampton’s No.1 R&B band play originals and vintage material to dance all night to. Doors 8.30pm, free entry

WARD & PARKER + KENNETH J NASH
Saturday March 23rd
Kettering Arts Centre at St Andrews Church
Ward and Parker are John Parker [previously of’ JCB song’ fame in Nizlopi] and Cliff Ward, founding member of folk super group The Willows. The combination of JP’s soaring double bass and beatboxing style accompanying Ward’s songs and guitar playing is a strong mix. Rushden-based Nash brings his smooth, emotive voice to the songs he has released over five LPs. Doors 7.30pm, £12 tickets

TONY WRIGHT + ELIJAH MILLER + KELLY BARNES
Saturday March 23rd
Windmill Club, Rushden
Acoustic tour  from the the man better known as the fronting Terrorvision will be playing songs from his solo albums and Terrorvision. This is a up close and personal show with tales of the life on the road. Special guests are two talented singers from Bedford and Rushden respectively. Doors 7pm, £12.50 tickets

 

 

 

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It’s A Shoe In: Northants gig guide Mar 13th – Mar 19th

DIRTY SOUND MAGNET + WAX LYRICAL SOUND Thursday March 14th The Lab, Northampton Psychedelic rock power trio from Switzerland with multi-faceted compositions and virtuosity, playing songs from their album Western Lies….

DIRTY SOUND MAGNET + WAX LYRICAL SOUND
Thursday March 14th
The Lab, Northampton
Psychedelic rock power trio from Switzerland with multi-faceted compositions and virtuosity, playing songs from their album Western Lies. Support from energetic ShoeTown rap-rockers. Doors 7pm, £4 entry

BEDLAM BREAKOUT FESTIVAL
Friday March 15th – Sunday March 17th
The Roadmender, Northampton
The bi-annual psychobilly festival  is upon us. #27 is headlined by Restless on Friday, Nekromantix on Saturday, and Batmobile on Sunday. Local interest on the Friday courtesy of GoGo Loco. Friday opens at 7pm and is £15 on the door. Saturday and Sunday begins at 12.30pm, £30 tickets [or £60 for the whole weekend]. After-parties at The Bear too!

LAY IT DOWN
Friday March 15th
The Lab, Northampton
The usual crew perform at the urban night, now on a Friday[!] with special guest local garage MC Champagne Bubblee. Doors 8pm, free entry

TU-KAY & RYAN
Friday March 15th
Albion Brewery Bar, Northampton
Harmonising singer-songwriter duo play a live set. Doors 8pm, free entry

CASSINI CIRCLES + MAKOBI
Friday March 15th
The Garibaldi Hotel, Northampton
Formally known as Fugues, CC are a local electronica and trip hop trio. Now featuring multi-instrumentalist songwriter Yoshe Watson! Electronic wizard Makobi of [sane] provides the suitable support. Doors 9pm, free entry

EXP + DJ VERSATILE + FLASH PEASANTS + REALM CREW feat TUNGA, GUIGS, H & OG
Friday March 15th
The White Hart, Corby
A set from the main man from West Yorkshire rap crew Flame Griller, which will feature tunes from the critically acclaimed debut album, Remarkable/Unremarkable. Joining EXP on stage is veteran turntable technician Versatile aka DJ Leach, who will be providing first-class turntablism. Doors 7.30pm, tickets £4

ODDITY ISLAND + MUNDAYS
Saturday March 16th
The Shire Horse, Kettering
Two of the most criminally underrated bands with an NN postcode, get some psych into you at t’Horse. Doors 8pm, free entry 

JESS ORESTANO
Saturday March 16th
The Old House, Wellingborough
Local blues-rock singer-songwriter returns to performing live in NN after a short break. Doors 7.30pm, free entry

CHRIS QUINN + HUMBLEBEE
Saturday March 16th
The Old Forge Tea Room, Cranford
Shrewsbury singer-songwriter Quinn has been receiving glowing reviews in the  music press for his debut solo release Across The Divide. He has carved his trade for over a decade touring worldwide, and had a stint as the opening act for the Jools Holland Orchestra. Support from Kettering folk duo. Doors 7pm, £10 tickets [call 01536 330014].

CHRIS FOX + CORRINE LUCY
Tuesday March 19th
Old White Hart, Northampton
Accomplished Cambridge-based guitar player, Fox’s songwriting is centred on contemporary stories reflecting life, love, loss, and humour, as heard on debut album Parallel Crossing and follow-up Loose Ends. Supported by the chart-bothering local singer-songwriter. Doors 7.45pm, free entry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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It’s A Shoe In: Northants gig guide Feb 27th – Mar 5th

THE ROVES + LUNAXIS Thursday February 28th The Garibaldi Hotel, Northampton Jangly guitar rock and roll springing from the suburbs of North London. Chief songwriter James Wing along with his…

THE ROVES + LUNAXIS
Thursday February 28th
The Garibaldi Hotel, Northampton
Jangly guitar rock and roll springing from the suburbs of North London. Chief songwriter James Wing along with his little brother Tom and a hard grafted rhythm section in Luke Evans and Brendan Monahan released their self-titled first album on One Man Movement Records this year. Local folk-rock support. Doors 8pm, free entry

THE WAX LYRICAL SOUND + THE BOPHINS + KATIE PATON
Friday March 1st
The Garibaldi Hotel, Northampton
A charity night, where between the bands heads will be shaved! Money raised will be going to Charing Cross Cancer Research and hair will be going to The Little Princess Trust Charity where it will be turned into wigs for children undergoing cancer treatment. Musical delights of the rap-rock, punk, and folk form. Donation page link. Doors 7.30pm, free entry

KENNY THOMAS + SOPHIA RIPLEY
Friday March 1st
Barratts Club, Northampton
’90s soul singer from London, who enjoyed eight Top 40 singles and two Top Ten albums. Support from Cambridge soul-jazz singer-songwriter. Doors 8pm, £15 tickets

THE VICES
Friday March 1st
The White Hart, Corby
Brand new Dutch indie trio with their refreshing take on rock, surf and garage [think of The Growlers meets The Strokes]. Doors 8pm, free entry

ASHBORN + REAPER-X + LEST WE FORGET + TAKE REFUGE
Saturday March 2nd
The Black Prince, Northampton
Hometown heavy metal headliners: Corby riffsters, Oxford proggy metallers, and MK metalcorers complete this banging line-up. Doors 6.30pm, £5 tickets

JIMMY PIKE & THE REDSTARS + JONO & THE UKE DEALERS + DUBSKA MURPHYS
Saturday March 2nd
The Lab, Northampton
A triple whammy of live dub and ska music. Left-leaning political dub/reggae band, hard-working ShoeTown indie-folk heroes, and The Lab’s own Irish dub outfit. Doors 8pm, free entry

SHAKIN’ STEVENS
Saturday March 2nd
The Derngate, Northampton
An 18 date tour stops in ShoeTown. The platinum-selling entertainer and performer will be joined by his band to perform fan favourites, surprises and his hits including ‘Oh Julie’, ‘Hot Dog’ and ‘This Ole House’. Doors 7.30pm, £41.55 tickets

LUNAXIS
Saturday March 2nd
The Old House, Wellingborough
After months of rehearsals, Northants folk-rock group Lunaxis are back gigging. A genuine treat for the ears. Doors 7.30pm, free entry

EMPYRE + TAROT RATS
Saturday March 2nd
The Red Lion, Raunds
Midlands rockers Empyre perform intense, atmospheric rock, with a dark and introspective edge to their writing. Kent-based blues rockers in support. Doors 8pm, free entry

PAUL WALKER & KAREN PFEIFER
Tuesday March 5th
The Old White Hart, Northampton
With their unique onstage-chemistry and their widely praised harmonies, the Anglo-German duo combine their original material with a fine choice of folk favourites. Pfeifer adds her voice and alto recorder, tin whistle and percussive instruments to Paul’s voice and guitar. Supported by local super guitarist and singer Andrew Loake. Doors 7.45, free entry

 

 

 

 

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It’s A Shoe In: Northants gig guide Feb 20th – Feb 26th

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…

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

 

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