This autumn’s run of Jack Rocks gigs is already underway, but don’t worry about missing out – there are still plenty left to sink your gigging teeth into – as well as content to check out online. Celebrating the UK’s small venues with a series of intimate shows across the country, they include a special showcase at this weekend’s Hackney Wonderland festival, which boasts a hefty line-up of Toy, Carl Barat And The Jackals, Tom Vek and Bo Ningen.
Carl Barât And The Jackals, Toy, Tom Vek, Bo Ningen @ Hackney Wonderland, October 10
Who: A Libertine (Carl), five psychedelic Londoners (Toy), an offbeat electro-popster (Vek), four Japanese acid-punks (Ningen).
Why: An unmissable all-star line-up of underground indie greats from the past 10 years.
Wolfsbane @ Birmingham The Asylum, October 22
Who: Cult 1980s metallers.
Why: To raise your devil horns and make like you’re at an old school Monsters of Rock festival. Wear your most threadbare Iron Maiden shirt.
Ordinary Boys @ Southampton Joiners, October 24
Who: Reformed Moz loving mods.
Why: To bounce along to indie disco classics. Don’t mention Celebrity Big Brother in the presence of Preston though.
Simone Felice @ Glasgow King Tut’s, October 24
Who: Americana singer-songwriter.
Why: For rough-hewn folksy catharsis from the former member of country rock titans The Felice Brothers.
Swn Festival @ Cardiff Various venues, November 7-8
What: Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens’ music festival
Why: Jack Rocks are hosting the top floor of Clwb Ifor Bach at this excellent annual new music bash – bands are yet to be announced but you know they’ll be ace.
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