Into dance? Rock? Folk? Whatever your taste, there’s something for you in and around MK and a bit further afield over the next few days...
Bedford Esquires, July 28
Legendary US band The Dickies bring their unique irreverent brand of punk rock hilarity to Bedford. The Dickies endear themselves to audiences with their winningly campy and goofy sense of playful good humour. Last in Bedford supporting the Damned, this is a rare chance to see the US punk band in a small venue.
Bogota Coffee House, July 30
Miss Dollar Shake is back to bring you the best vintage summer party and fill the air with the usual eclectic sounds of RnB, pop, soul, electro swing, Cuban and RnB tracks from the 1930s to the 60s. “Dust off your finest vintage attire and get practising those sexy dance moves,” urge organisers.
93 Feet East, Shoreditch, July 29
He’s been a frequent face on this page over the past few weeks, and multi-instrumentalist Harrison Bond ain’t done yet! Tomorrow night he’ll return to London for his second gig of the fortnight. We’ve told you all about the EP, and we’ve told you that he’s one you should be tipping your ears to.
forest of fools
Camp Bestival, July 28 - 31
MK’s own forest of fools have been having a ball this summer and they enjoyed a glorious stay at Glastonbury. The festival round continues this week when they tackle Camp Bestival.
Our fusion of the fabulous will be playing two shows at Lulworth Castle in Dorset tomorrow night.
Del Bromham’s Blues Devils
Cambridge Rock Festival, August 5
His first band Stray have a track included on this week’s triple CD release, I’m a Freak Baby “A journey through the British Heavy Psych & Hard Rock Underground Scene 1968-72” which is well worth a listen to, but Del isn’t on a nostalgic trip, and keeps the blues a-rollin’ with his Devil’s collective next week. Stick with Del for a great time!
Filipino Festival, Campbell Park, July 30
Jay and Vee return this week with a new single release for summer, and you can bet your last quid that Paradise will be on the setlist for Saturday’s show in the heart of the city. “We can’t wait to get the music out and flowing again, and hope that everyone likes it!” said Jay.
A World Away
Craufurd Arms, July 30
MK’s’ A World Away have a new single out, and to celebrate, the boys are taking over The Craufurd Arms this Saturday night. Wake Me up is the title track from their new EP and should see the band build on the already glowing praise they’ve received – take Kerrang! magazine for example: “The tight chemistry and impassioned choruses displayed in their emo tunes proves a promising start to their journey”, they declared issuing a 4k review! “The video (to the song) explores the idea of social inequality in the modern world and displays how it exists in our everyday lives. It’s a story of redemption,” says Ollie. “The main character begins by turning a blind eye to the problems he sees around him. It’s only when he begins to wake up to the world that he realises he is also part of the problem.”