Have a very Good Friday!

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WHILE you are getting your teeth into plenty of eggs this Easter holiday, why not wrap your ears around some cool stuff too?

Here’s some of the tastiest propositions around the new city...

This evening, The Watershed in Newport Pagnell presents the rescheduled show by London trio Zico Chain.

It’s great timing too, seeing as the band released their new album on Monday.

The Devil In Your Heart is the title.

“As soon as I screamed those lyrics, I knew right then that I had the album title,” says bassist and singer Chris Glithero.

“It encompassed every feeling I’d had during the making of this record.

“We never went near a studio. We sat in an empty house in winter, with ants everywhere and no heating, but our amps were still buzzing...”

Hear the results of that buzzing, and their pooled creativity this evening, at the Tickford Arcade location.

Tickets are a fiver.

Man Like Me chaps Johnny and Peter met at school in London and bonded over a mutual love of Tricky, weed and skateboarding.

They decided to kiss goodbye to the last two mentioned, quit their jobs, and settled for making music...

They’ve played far and wide too, banging out tunes in L.A, Estonia and Cape Town.

Heck, they’ve even visited sexy Stoke!

Tomorrow night though, Man Like Me – who have recently collaborated with Jona Lewie for the Ikea tv ad, will be live at the SNO!bar in Xscape.

This is one party where you’ll NOT find them in the kitchen (if you’ve seen the ad, you’ll know what we mean...)

Tickets are a fiver in advance, £8 on the doors and support is coming from MK based drum ‘n’ bass exponents, Magrex.

With Monday being a Bank Holiday, you can afford to enjoy your weekend without the rush back to work while you are feeling below par.

And on Sunday night, the Beatcheck brand returns with a cracking free party at the Slug & Lettuce in the Theatre District.

Breaks, beats and basslines will fire you up between 10pm and 3am, courtesy of some of the new city’s best purveyors.

“We’ve had so much support over the last months and years, so we thought we’d give something back.

“By getting some top notch underground dance music into the city for free I reckon we can show the concrete city that we don’t need to be in the fields to spread the late night culture love, says co-promoter Jason Charles, making reference to the recent illegal parties held in the area.

Spinning the good stuff for you will be The Candyman, Nasty Neil E, Breakneck and Andy Black, with plenty more set to be confirmed before the night.

You’ll be a fool if you choose not to give a donation on the door – half of the profits will swell the coffers of Music4Meningitis, which raises money for The Meningitis Research Foundation.

‘Come check our Beats,’ invite organisers.

Don’t mind if we do...