Teenage Dirtbags and Pond life head up gigs galore...


THIS evening, Northampton-based musicians Joe Brown and Josh Ryan will be performing at Milton Keynes Gallery, as part of the Fishmarket offsite season.

The Fishmarket is due for demolition, but this two-some have taken elements of the building to both transform and be transformed by the Project space.

From 6.30pm, admission is free.

On Friday night, go and see Takin’ Libities blend rock, rap and dance with gusto at the SNO!bar.

The locally signed troupe, to Hilltop Music, are a winning combination to get your lairy weekend off to a flying start.

Make it along early doors and you’ll also catch sets by The Anchorman and Kaze.

Tickets are a fiver.

WHEATUS are back in the new city on Saturday night.

Times (and line-ups) change and since their last date in the area, The Pitz has shut up shop, and the band has altered its personnel, although you’ll still find Brendan B Brown at the helm.

This gig is being hosted at The Craufurd Arms, with support from MC Lars, Math The Band and Cornimo.

Tickets are £12 in advance and doors open at 7.30pm.

What we really want to know though: Do they still have two tickets to Iron Maiden, baby?

We’ll go with you Friday, and won’t say maybe...’cause we’re all Teenage Dirtbags, really.


ON Saturday, The Gonads will take over the Dolphin pub in Bletchley.

They’ve got more staying power than most (originally putting down seeds in the seventies) and are better looking than One Direction (we like to think these fellas would eat the pop squirts for brekkie, given the chance).

The punk blasters were formed by Garry Bushell, whose many credits included cheering us up with his column in The Sun. And he got Twisted Sister signed on this side of the pond too, apparently....there should be a big medal with his name on it for that fabulous act alone!

Punk, rock, ska and other blah will feature in the set and the band – which includes new city chap Mick Maverick on bass, are seeking Flag Girls for the event too.

Drop an email to waistrel@the-gonads.co.uk if you fancy a crack at that.

Support is coming from Noxious Toys.

SOCIAL Status are heading to the big smoke on Saturday, for an important date at the 02 Academy in Islington.

The showcase event is a biggie for the boys and record company noses will be having a sniff around the stage occupiers.

The pop-rock combo have been making strides in recent months, and working hard pays dividends.

Back in December they played to the beautiful people at the Clothes Show Live in Birmingham too...Looking sharp!

The more support the band can gather for this date, the better.

If you fancy a Saturday evening out backing our boys, make contact with them at john@social-status.co.uk as travel might be available.

Tickets are £7 and you can only get them in advance. Get on the case and email quick smart, or visit their facebook page.

POND will be erm, making a splash on Wednesday night, when they play for INDIEscreet Promotions at The Craufurd Arms.

Last year, Tame Impala played to a sell-out National Bowl crowd when they opened for Grohl’s Foo Fighters, but you mightn’t realise that Pond features a couple of the Tame lads in the ranks.

In March the band – now expanded to a quintet, issued the fabulously titled Beard, Wives, Denim opus.

Hear songs from that disc and whatever else they wanna feed you, from 7.45pm.

Tickets are eight quid in advance through seetickets.com, more on the door.