So many God Damn gigs


Another week of musical mayhem lies ahead at The Craufurd Arms, starting this evening with an ‘elle’ of a band!

As Elephants Are have a trunk load of tracks for you, with indie pop songs at the fore, whle bill sharers Omaha are being tipped as the new Mallory Knox or Don Broco.

So if they make you go gig-giddy, there’s a good chance Omaha will too.

Post-metallers The Sun Never Sets will also make use of the stage.

On Saturday night, Phoenix dwellers Calabrese stop by with a deliciously dark sea of sound.

Steeped in a hard rock swing with a brash punk energy and metallic bombast at the fore (and with more than a smattering of death rock) the three brothers, Jimmy, Bobby and Davey are ready to let rip, in much the same way as they are doing on their current album Lust For Sacrilege.

“It’s not so much a lust to destroy religion or anything like that,” Jimmy explained.

“On a personal note, it’s more about breaking what we thought was sacred or we couldn’t do.

“We’re breaking down walls and making heavy music, which we haven’t done before.”

Support is coming from The Ruined and The Delinquents.

Stockholm’s No Omega arrive on Sunday night and call time on the week with a tight blend of political hardcore, screamo and metal.

‘If the music is loud, we won’t hear the sound of the world faling apart,’ they say.

Remember the earplugs, folks!

Support is coming from fellow hardcore exponents Vices.

They come from the land down under – where beer does flow and men chunder.

Welcome Drug Church to the stage on Monday evening.

These monsters of alt-rock are for fans of Helmet, Nirvana and Jesus Lizard.

Which is right up our particular street.

So far, we’ve given you bands from the U.S, from Stockholm and from Australia, so it’s only fair to level things a little with a UK collective, from erm, Wolverhampton.

God Damn are another mob with plenty to play – they say it is a dizzying blend of ‘barbed wire guitars, lung-shredding vocals and drums that run away like wild horses.’

But God Damn don’t want to pummel you.

This two-piece – who have unsurprisingly been likened to Oxford duo Winnebago Deal (remember them?) – also bring nuance and melody and purpose and intent.

Get along early doors and you’ll catch another duo at play – MK’s own Champions of Euthanasia, featuring Paul Ford and Graham Hulbert, who frankly are incapable of doing anything other than the rather fabulous.