Gig Guide

Bowerbirds - Cargo // 7th May 2012

Watching a band that have released one of the best albums of 2012 in a small venue on a bank holiday is up there as one of my favourite things to do. Come join me.

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Gigs chosen by Oliver Primus


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Slow Club – The Fleece // 8th May 2012

Charles and Rebecca came to Bristol in September and played at The Cooler, where they were fantastic. I can't say I will be expecting anything exponentially above and beyond their last adventure into Bristol, but it will still be a great gig to witness. I'll be there, so that's all the excuse you need to attend.

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Gigs chosen by Jack McKenna


The Great Escape – Brighton // 10th – 12th May 2012

It’s that special time of year when the international music community migrates to (maybe not so) sunny Brighton for 3 days of new music, conventions and fish & chips. With over 300 bands playing the official stages and countless more playing at the cities smaller venues as part of the Alt. Escape you’re never going to be more than a few meters from the next buzz band. You’ll find great new music around every corner but be sure to keep an eye out for a few of the bands below….

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Gigs chosen by Ed Blow


The Cribs – O2 Academy Manchester // 12th May 2012

A gig with The Cribs is never going to be a dull one! Indie disco staples and new-to-be favourites are expected tonight from the Wakefield trio.

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Gigs chosen by Heather Berry


The Xcerts – The Bowery // 11th May 2012

The Bowery has built itself quite the rep for booking great up and coming UK acts and putting them on for absolutely nothing on the door. The latest free entry offering is Aberdeen’s charmingly lo-fi and affecting grunge-poppers The Xcerts.

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    Other Gigs
  • 07/05/12: Tribes – The Leadmill // [Tickets/Info]
  • 08/05/12: Polar – Corporation // [Tickets/Info]
  • 10/05/12: D/R/U/G/S – DQ // [Tickets/Info]
  • 11/05/12: Reverend and the Makers – The Leadmill // [Tickets/Info]

Gigs chosen by Kyle Rice


Errors – The Arches // 11th May 2012

Apparently Glasgow band Errors are “post-electro”. That sounds like fun. Mates with Mogwai and The Twilight Sad, too…

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Gigs chosen by Toni Spencer