Jack Rocks has already given us some quality gigs so far this year, from Carl Barat & The Jackals at Hackney Wonderland to a whole host of new talent at Cardiff’s Swn festival. The fun continues throughout the winter with shows all across the UK’s network of brilliant small venues.
Reverend & The Makers @ King Tut’s, Glasgow, November 22
WHO Outspoken Sheffield stalwarts who’ve persevered without bandwagon-jumping or trend-chasing.
WHY Latest album ‘Mirrors’ is their best so far – a patchwork of psychedelia, cock-rock, rockabilly and more. That, plus older material, like breakthrough tracks ‘Heavyweight Champion Of The World’ and ‘He Said He Loved Me’ will provide an eclectic evening.
Tigercub @ The Boileroom, Guildford, November 26
WHO Ferocious Brighton grungers on steady ascent to glory.
WHY For headbanging, hair-windmilling moshpit-inciting fun. Tunes like ‘Blue Blood’ and ‘Centrefold’ are promising bites of rock joy.
Two Weeks Running @ Night & Day Cafe, Manchester, November 27
WHO Bolton alt.rock newcomers.
WHY They’re helping, along with some yet-to-be-announced special guests, to celebrate Night & Day’s 24th birthday, so expect the party vibes to be high.
Superfood @ O2 Institute, Birmingham, December 2
WHO Birmingham indie scamps fond of Britpop and a fuzzy hook.
WHY They’ll be previewing funk-influenced new songs and old favourites from debut album ‘Don’t Say That’ will given new lease of life by the addition of new drummer Jamie Murray.
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