Get ready to ‘web’ n roll with rock’s arachnids...

The Black Spiders...saviours of rock?  You betcha!
The Black Spiders...saviours of rock? You betcha!
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FRIDAY the 13th might be unlucky for some, but for fans of raucous rock n roll, it’s set to be one of the best dates on the new city calendar so far this year, writes Sammy Jones.

Black Spiders are a hairy (in every sense of the word) combination of rock ’n’ roll, swagger and attitude, who have been marinated in a bottle or two of fine malt whisky and just a few pints of beer...

The lairy livewires are fresh back from China too, they really are invading everywhere just now.

Last seen in the Keynes playing at The Craufurd Arms, this time the boys are taking their noise to the other end of town, for a gig at the Woughton Centre.

The awesome arachnids, known by the in-crowd as medieval bike rockers, have made rock ’n’ roll exciting again.

They’ve picked up some prime fans too – from Ozzy Osbourne to former GnR man Duff McKagan, who calls them ‘pure genius’.

The debut album Sons of the North has only harnessed more fans, eager to raise their tankards (and fists) the way of the Sheffield swordsmen.

This is a taut billing from headliner to opener though.

Taking the tour support are London-based alt rock troupe Japanese Voyeurs.

Their debut album Yolk will be making its appearance shortly.

It was produced by GGGarth Richardson, who aeons ago set up camp to record with Skunk Anansie in these parts.

Nowadays he works ‘at home’ though, in the forests of Canada, so the band went there to work with the chap who has previously also worked his magic with Rage Against the Machine and Jesus Lizard.

You can expect the band to career from soft caresses to brutal attacks, and they do both with an absolute confidence and easy air.

“When we started out, there weren’t that many new groups making heavy music, the kind we liked to listen to when we were growing up,” says front-gal Romily.

“We wanted to recapture that spirit and that brutality.”

Opening the show are new city quartet Lionsex, who have previously stage-shared with the Voyeurs, and have spent recent months raising their profile as high as their hair...and that’s pretty high!

Enjoy the full erm, roar from 7.30pm tomorrow.

Tickets are on sale at £8.50.

Book yours on MK 660392.