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American Head Charge: Craufurd visit
American Head Charge: Craufurd visit
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It’s nice to be able to tell you that this week is another packed roar of promotions and gigs.

So, let’s crack on, and start with a couple of Movember-driven episodes.

The annual Mo affair, when fellas grow some fabulous and some frankly scary top lip hair in support of men’s health charities is a great way to make a difference, and promoter Dean Oakley is doing more than his fair share.

He has organised Music for Movember at The Slug & Lettuce in the Theatre District, tomorrow evening.

House music will drive the evening, with Crown Duels, Blane Read and Richie Tee joining Dean deck side.

All proceeds raised on the night are being matched by Royal Mail, in a first-class show of generosity.

Doors open at 8pm, and entry is just £2. Feel free to snap up tickets for the raffle too – some fab prizes have been donated.

Marshall Amplification are one of the main backers of the Movember campaign and on Saturday night they hold their own Movember bash, running alongside the annual UBC competition.

Bletchley-based Marshall also has a fetching array of T-shirts on sale to swell the Movember coffers, at a tenner each.

Pop into the Denbigh reception for yours and support the cause.

Or head back to The Slug & Lettuce on Saturday night, for the monthly Tailfeather event.

If you find Motown moreish and think Soul is sound-sational, this night is for you.

Tailfeather takes over the first floor at the Theatre District venue with cool sounds falling faster than you can catch ‘em.

You’ll be able to shake your own tailfeather from 9pm, ‘til late and can sup a tidy selection of drinks for a special price too – cocktails are on 2-4-1 and selected drinks will be on at four for £10.

Meanwhile, on the other side of town, The Craufurd Arms presents Sean Tillmann’ll know him better as Har Mar Superstar, mind.

He is visiting the haunt in advance of a new single release – Prisoner will be issued in January, lifted from the album Bye Bye 17.

We know what it’s about,

‘cause HMS has told us: “The song is all about not second guessing your choices in life and sex and bending to meet the needs of your partner by any means necessary,” so there.

If you like what you hear, go again – he’s live at Bedford Esquires tomorrow night.

Tickets for The CraufurdArms date are £12 in advance.

American Head Charge will be live at The Craufurd this Friday night, and tickets are selling well for the industrial -metal fusionists.

It’s safe to say these chaps have mellowed not one iota during the years they’ve been out of the spotlight.

“Brace yourselves,” advises keyboardist J Fowler.

“We’re back on the march and we’re coming to rip your faces off!”

Just so long as you don’t leave a nasty mess in the car park.

Tickets are £12 in advance, more on the door.

The Computers will plug in, boot up and play the Wolverton haunton Monday night, Support will come from The Heavy and Sean Grant and this barside gig comes without an entry fee.