Friday the 13th. Unlucky for some, though not for fans of power-pop-punk sorts who fancy a lively night out.
City Nights regulars All Tied Up will plug in and cut loose their fusion of big chunky power-chords and rock slabs at The Craufurd Arms this Friday evening.
With a new EP currently doing the rounds, and a clutch of UK dates already under their studded belts in 2015, they are right on form just now.
New MK rockers Friends Like These and Feedback Aftermath will figure among the supporting line-up.
“It should be a killer night, and I am looking forward to seeing some of MK’s finest Young talents cut their teeth at the Craufurd,” ATU bassist Leebo told City Nights.
“It’s been a while since we’ve been there too...”
Tickets are a fiver in advance.
Saturday’s show at the venue will be shambolic, and for once that’ll be a good thing!
Punk originals Sham 69 – or ‘Oi pioneers’ as our press info refers to them – are at the Wolverton haunt.
2015 marks the band’s 40th anniversary, but blimey have the members come and gone over the decades.
At the heart of the punked-up matter though, remain slabs of stonking style – Angels with Dirty Faces, If the Kids Are United and Borstal Breakout are exemplary and still deserving of your ears.
UK Vomit will induce more noise stuff and complete the gig billing along with The Breakdowns.
Tickets are £12 on the doors.
Spanish post-metal makers Toundra come by to say ‘hola’ on Sunday evening, with support from Lost in the Riot.
Californian rockers Snot released their first album in 1997, and Get Some was a fine introduction to a band with a promising future.
But everything changed when at the end of 1998, frontman Lynn Strait was tragically killed in a car accident, together with his dog, the band mascot, Dobbs.
The band completed their follow-up album, Strait Up, with an array of musicians providing vocals in tribute to Strait. Then, with their frontman gone, Snot called time.
Now, in 2015, the band has decided the time is right to come back together and perform the debut album entire for fans, with new singer Tommy Vext: “Words cannot describe how excited I am to be getting back on the road with my brothers in Snot,” he said.
“It’s a privilege to play with a band that has had an indeterminable influence over countless artists.
“I’m honoured to pay tribute to Lynn and offer Snot fans on an international level the live experience they may not have yet enjoyed.”
Wednesday’s show also features The B***ard Sons.
Don’t miss: Josh Chandler and Carly Slade have been announced for a late gig billing happening this Valentine’s evening (Sat), at MK Gallery.
Their acoustic Americana will be joined by new Indie Math Rock trio Big Evil Grin.
The admission charge is something to smile about too - pay just £4 from 7.30pm.