Have a thoroughly Mod-ern time

MPMC The Lambrettas
MPMC The Lambrettas

The Lambrettas will hold court at MK11 tonight (Fri, Feb 6).

The band – signed to Elton John’s Rocket Records back in the day and remembered for their second single Poison Ivy – reformed in 2009.

Quadrophenia was celebrating its 30th anniverary and some clever promoter asked if they fancied reforming for a Modrophenia event.

That was the start of phase two – the band has been a force ever since, regularly playing around the UK and Ireland

You’ll get old stuff and new at the Kiln Farm show, because a new album is in the offing.

The famous album Beat Boys in the Jet Age is also set for a second outing – it had been set for a reissue this month, but that has been delayed.

Fill the void by splashing out on a ticket available on the doors for around eight quid.

A quick whizz through the week ahead at The Craufurd Arms and the venue offers up Ghouls tonight.

Don’t let their name freak you out, this lot of London-based ‘erberts ain’t scary at all.

Well, unless you count scarily infectious...

They issued their debut album, Ten Thousand Words last spring if you fancy checking them out right now.

Death Kindly Waits For Me, Tigerstyle and Wake the City will also play for you.

For more than two decades, Tom Hingley earned a crust as frontman with Inspiral Carpets, the band responsible for colouring up the charts with chart hits like This Is How It Feels and Dragging Me Down.

Inspirals are still at work (their latest album features poet John Cooper Clarke on vocals), but Tom cut loose in 2011 and has two solo albums under his musical belt now.

Support will be courtesy of Londoners The Cornerstones.

Sunday night will be anything but a quiet night at the venue when Brit metallers Malefice take over.

This ferocious mob claim a ‘driving rhythm section that will all but remove your insides without the aid of anasthesia...’ and a frontman who will ‘bludgeon the audience into an atavistic frenzy.’

Tickets are a fiver.

Having your insides ripped out has seldom been cheaper.