Apokaliptic bash...

Mallory Knox
Mallory Knox

THE Craufurd Arms opens its doors to new-city ska-hardcore blend Anti-Vigilante tomorrow evening.

The Wolverton venue accepts the band back on its stage, fresh from their six month stretch of touring, which rolled out in 2011.

The collective have recently spent time working in the studio with producers Pete Miles and James Bragg (King Blues, Random Hand) on their second long-player, titled Tempest.

The opus will hit stores later this spring, but fans can rest assured the band will be sharing some of the musical secrets at this gig, their first date of 2012.

Support will come from Broken Nose and The Amendments.

Tickets will set you back £6 on the doors after 7pm.

Keeping with The Craufurd Arms, and Saturday night the venue presents Mallory Knox.

As film fans will have twigged, these boys have taken their name from a love stricken fictional psychopath in movie smash Natural Born Killers, played by rock gal Juliette Lewis.

But, back to the band.

The Cambridgeshire quintet will pull material from their acclaimed debut EP, Pilot at the show.

Trivia fans will be interested to learn that the Mallory Knox are signed to SGR Artist Management – set up by Gallows bassist Stuart Gili-Ross.

Verses, Star of the Search Party, Ten Million Colours and The High Jinks join the noise fest.

Tickets are £7 on the doors, from 7.30pm.

On the other side of town this Saturday evening, Wake The Nation Radio return with Rock Apokolips 2011.

“It’s your opportunity to party like there’s no tomorrow, which according to the Mayans might not be too far-fetched,” say organisers.

Talk about looking on the bright side.

Mind you’ve they taken care of smiles with the line-up, which comprises Benny & the Razorblades frontman Craig Hudson, rock trio the Rusty Gs, and a rare return to MK for The Sassy Judy’s, who left the new city for Guildford a while back.

Londoners Albany Down head North to us to promote their new EP South of the City, and Universal signees Lionsex top the bill at the start of what promises to be a fruitful year for them.

The cracking bill of talent being backed by Rock Hard Music.

Entry is a fiver and doors open at 6.30pm.