IT IS no coincidence that when Nirvana’s seminal Nevermind album is in the midst of its 20th anniversary celebrations, The Craufurd Sessions and Underpass Promotions have teamed up to bring you the tribute show.
Some might say that’s canny promoting.
A good few of you will no doubt recall the days of sell-out Pitz shows by Teenspirit, and this new act – cunningly titled Nervana – are formed from their ashes.
The Boston-based players will be doing the Seattle sound proud, playing Nevermind in its entirety, and in the correct running order.
A few other classic Cobain compositions will also be tagged onto the setlist.
Sunday’s Craufurd Arms gig will also bring support by new city rockers Freerange Humans, featuring former Bosomunkee/Noon Layer Drive fella Gary Murphy.
Tickets are £8 in advance, rising to £10 on the doors, which open at 7.30pm.
At The Woughton Centre this Saturday night, the tribute to San Francisco’s finest will roll, when Mentallica arrive.
Expect to hear numbers like Master of Puppets, Battery, One, Enter Sandman and a fair portion Death Magnetic,one would hope.
Before the covers kick in, Dunstable dwellers Abadden will cut a thrash noise.
Hekz are also on the bill and tickets are a tenner.
In Newport Pagnell, cracking little venue The Watershed hosts another Electra:Pop! bash this Friday evening.
If you have a fondness for all things indie and alternative, you’ll be sorted at this promotion.
This time around live music comes from Krakatoa, who are proud to be raw, energetic, and with a DIY punk ethic and attitude...
Recently out as support to Prince Charming Adam Ant, they have also rocked up alongside artists including Alabama 3, Babyshambles and The Futureheads.
Luton ska-indie-ites The Mischiefs will supportl.
Tickets are £3 before 9pm, a quid more after.
The Watershed, aka the ‘dirty little art hole’ is a cracking little den of delivery, and a much needed addition to the decidedly minimal number of venues in the locality.