THE BEST LIVE MUSIC FOR THE MONTH AHEAD
October – the month of beer festivals, Halloween and half-term holidays, and more gigs than your mother can shake a broomstick at. In fact, there is so much live music in Norwich this month (including some very big names) that we will need to put the clocks back just to fit it all in. So grab yourselves a slice of pumpkin pie and get stuck into this lot.
If melodic hardcore be your thang get down to Epicon the2ndfor Lincoln metalheads Blood Youth. If that's a bit loud for a Sunday, shimmy down to Gonzo's instead for Turfclub Racebook, Chris Pidgeon, Chad Masonand Kolin Durier.
Feeder return to Norwich, this time to Te LCR,on the 6th.Tey have a new album out, All Bright Electric. See them live. Buy the album from Soundclash (or other independent record store). Place it in your CD player, player, player...
Hampshire country duo Ward Tomas recently beat the likes of Jamie T and Wretch 32 to the coveted number one spot in the charts with debut album Cartwheels. Watch them spin across the stage at Openon the 7th.
Oxjamis back in Norwich on the 8th at Gonzo's,Te Owl Sanctuary, Te Birdcage, and Te Alley.Te line-up is still being finalised as we close for press, but it will be amazing. Be there, and help ensure that Laura and team raise a
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shed load of money.
Track down Te Pigeon Detectives, this time around at Norwich Arts Centre,on the 11th, whilst UB40(albeit without founder members Ali Campbell, Mickey Virtue and Astro) are playing Te LCR.Pour me a large glass of red, red wine for that one.
Norfolk Sound & Vision kicks off on the 13th– a three day showcase of local talent (includingLet's Eat Grandma) as well as hot visiting bands like Purson, Inheaven, Flamingodsand Yonaka.Eleven venues and dozens of acts. See as much as you can. Get a wristband. It's what your right hand is for.
Head to Te Murdererson the 14th for Odd Box’s regular night, this time feat Ellie Bleach, Tibetan Night Terrorsand Rope Store.
Teyr,as we all know, is the Cornish word for 'three'. It is also an accomplished folk trio from North London who are playing at Te Bicycle Shopon the 16th. With pipes, fiddles and accordion in their armoury it should
be a lovely evening. Teir debut album, Far From Te Tree, has just been released.
All SaintsDay is in November, but Melanie, Shaznay, Nicole and Nat return to Norfolk on the 18th October, 16 years after making the video for Pure Shores on Holkham Beach. Tey are at Te LCR.Tas' a right Booty Call, innit boy?
Prodigious post-punks Self Defense Familydrop by Te Owl Sanctuaryon the 19th. Support comes from San Francisco punks Creative Adult. It all sounds very educational. Basket making classes are available at other locations throughout the county.
Decision day for folk rockers on the 20th.Ch
oose between Fog on the Tynesiders Lindisfarneat St Andrews Hallor All Around My Hatters Steeleye Spanat Open. Meet Me On Te Corner and I'll tell you which one I'm going to.
Remember Te Kabeedies? Rory Hill's new band Keep Upplay the Waterfront Studio on the21st, along with the mighty Tibetan Night Terrors. I'll be walking quickly to get to that one, then running all the way home afterwards.
Walk, cycle, drive or even get the National Express. Te Divine Comedyare at Openon the 22nd. Find out what was really in Neil Hannon's wood shed all those years ago, and enjoy tracks from the latest album Foreverland.
Hawklords, featuring former keyboards man with Hawkwind, Harvey Bainbridge, are playing at Te Brickmakerson the 23rd.Leave your Silver Machine outside in the car park.
If an evening of Sunset Sonsat the LCR on the 26th doesn't float your board then Never Mind. Te Buzzcocks are playing at Te Waterfront.Se
e what I did there? Pete Shelley's boys are still putting power into pop forty years on, whilst the Hossegor surfer dudes ride a completely different kind of wave. Both are cool.
It's Upstairs, Downstairs at Te Waterfronton the27th. Chingford favourites Te Rifles are firing off downstairs, whilst Wirral based Hooton Tennis Club will be perfecting their top- spin upstairs in the Studio, and promoting their second album Big Box of Chocolates. Tuck in. Lob me a coffee cream.
Yes it's Halloween on the 31st,but if you really fancy working in the lab, late one night, join We Are Scientists at Te Waterfront for some indie rock and Brain Trust Mastery. Tricks and treats and BSc's.
And that takes us into November. Lots of fireworks and handsome guys to look forward to. I'll meet you with a sticky toffee apple on the other side of the bonfire.
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