Garage rock from boney boys

Violet Bones
Violet Bones

THE Watershed presents Cambridge-quartet Violet Bones this Friday night.

They work hard on the live front, and consequently have bagged juicy supports with the legendary New York Dolls, and Cage the Elephant, Ash, Tribes and Pulled Apart by Horses.

You might think talent alone has harvested cool stage sharing, but the band puts it down to another couple of reasons: “...links to the Mafia and underhand blackmail.”

Heck, when you need to rock, you’ll do whatever it takes!

Over the past 12 months the boys have spent plenty of time in the studio too, working on their debut album, Decline of Vaudeville.

This is their take on the greased back, suaveness of the 50s and 60s.

It is a ‘garage-rock, sonically-spectacular, takeaway pizza fuelled album that the world has been waiting for,’ apparently.

According to organisers ‘Stanzilla is heading out of the swamp to bring us the supporting stomp...’

Which reminds us of that Saturday morning cartoon from when we were kids: Godzilla (and Godzuki), but we digress.

Doors open at 7pm, and admission is free before 8.30pm, three quid after.

On Saturday night, The Shed is hit by Nice Time Reggae Soundsystem.

Doors open at 6pm and entry is free before 9pm, again £3 after.

Join Snowman, Andy Brown, Martin Irie, DJ Si, Ezee Sketcha, DJ Moss, Elliot Ness and Junior Fire as they tickle your ears with the best from the broad spectrum of reggae – from ska to jah and beyond.

‘A team of reggae specialists sneaking the vibe into your heart,’ is promised.