DON’T understand the naffness of pop-by-numbers? If Rihanna’s X-Factor performance made you cringe (us too), and you just don’t ‘get’ Cheryl Cole (you aren’t alone), then you might want to strip back the years to an era when rock n roll was turning the music industry on its head.
In which case, you need to see C’Mon Everybody, at The Stables this evening.
You will book a seat to the show, but chances are you’ll be dancing in the aisles when the music of Buddy Holly, Brenda Lee, Chuck Berry and Connie Francis fills the room, after 8pm.
Tickets are £16.50.
Blues-rock man Larry Miller is back at the venue on Friday night with music being pulled from his current album Unfinished Business.
On Saturday, Magazine Gap take over, as they reach the latter dates of a UK tour.
The London-based quintet who claim a decidedly broad range, are named after a street in Hong Kong, where three of the band members grew up. ‘It runs from the Mid-Levels to The Peak, as should the road that the band is on...’ say those singing their praises.
£12.50 will get you sitting comfortably.
The Villiains of Vaudeville park up the van on Sunday night, before giving the assembled a night they will certainly remember: Please welcome Three Bonzos and a Piano.
Roger Ruskin Spear, Rodney Slater and Sam Spoons have teamed up with pianist Dave Glasson to unleash their Bonzo Dog classics and they will do it with energetic zip and palaver, apparently.
Join the inimitable fellas that comedian Adrian Edmundson calls his heroes, and let them tuck you up in their madcap blanket of robots, smoke, unsuitable medical technology, ancient theatrical props and the kitchen sink.
Their props, not ours!
Music-wise, listen out for I’m Bored, Trouser Press, Can Blue Men Sing The Whites and too many others to mention.
A recent sold-out date at Bloomsbury Theatre in support of new opus Hair of the Dog says that these fellas are still a sterling proposition – 42 years on from that Urban Spaceman hit!
On Monday, the Wavendon venue presents a four-time Grammy winner.
Marty Stuart began singing gospel as a kid, and spent a good few years at the musical side of Johnny Cash in the 80s, and now he brings his exceptional ability to see us.
Splash £25 and get your ears worth.
The Great American Soulbook, with Gary US Bonds and the power of Ben E King at the centre, arrives on Tuesday evening – songs including Rescue Me, Try A Little Tenderness and Stand By Me are all certain airings at this date.
Tickets are £35.
The Music in the Round season presents The Danish Quartet on Wednesday evening, for a personance of Mozart’s Dissonance Quartet.
>On Friday night, Stage 2 gives a platform to city girl Daniela Bove, who will be spreading her soulful style with the aid of a full band for this return date.
Daniela’s gigs might have been down in count lately, but she has been busy in other ways – working on her second studio album.
And, it has been going very well, ta.
“As yet it is untitled, but we have been recording in Liverpool and London, and production is happening in LA, so its exciting stuff!” she told GO!
More dates will be announced around the release of the album, and we will spill the beans when we hear.
Meanwhile, book tickets for this show, or any others listed here on MK 280800.