Live Music Listings May 2016

Sunday 1stVienna Ditto + Grasslands –  Renegade Session @ Baila | Always unpredictable wild eyed rockabilly riffs with atmospheric electronic and soulful vocals. Very special indeed. Free.

Wednesday 4thThe Songwriters Circle – Unplugged @ The Roaring Donkey |Three of the most highly regarded players on the circuit strip things back to basics and get to the heart of the music. Free.

Thursday 5thThe Backhand Jags, Ghost of The Avalanche + Rival Pilots – @ The Victoria |Punky-metal-pop stuff. Or something like that. Whatever it is, it’s brilliant. £3.

Friday 6thSwampgrass – @ The Locomotive | hard grooving, song based, high energy music that covers topics like corporate slavery, narcissism, family issues, desire and good old fashioned greed. Blues, right? Free.

Sunday 8thDon Gallardo, Luke Tuchscherer + Richard Skidmore – @ The Beehive | Genuine Americana all the way from Nashville, walking the line between folk, Americana and roots-rock. Free.

Wednesday 11thDan Eagle + Scott Freeman – Unplugged @ The Roaring Donkey |Upbeat and lively acoustic indie-folk music. Free.

Thursday 12thGill Sandell + Luke De-Sciscio – @ The Beehive |High class folk inspired music from Former Red Clay Halo member and a very special band. Free.

Friday 13thRecreations, Rob Lynch + Sean MacGowan – @ The Victoria |The return of Sam Duckworth aka Recreations (Formally Get Cape Wear Cape Fly), touring with his new Xtra Mile label mate, Rob Lynch. £8 adv.

Saturday 14thOscillator + Martyrials – @ The Locomotive| A three way collision between punk, new wave and garage rock. Plus punk ethics meet synthesized psychedelia for a cup of cold green tea with psychobilly blues. Free.

Wednesday 18thBeans On Toast, Sky Smeed + Tamsin Quin – @ The Victoria | The legendary Beans returns to town with his punky blend of anarchic acoustic folk, celebrating all things small town. £8 adv.

Wednesday 18thKitchen Sink Dramas (Duo) + Steve DeGutis – Unplugged @ The Roaring Donkey | Politically and socially aware vibrant songwriting delivered with real passion and knowledge. Free.

Thursday 19thPilgrim, The Harlers + Four Dead Crows – @ The Victoria | Blistering classic rock built round genuine guitar virtuosity. Plus heavy blues influenced rock in support. Free.

Saturday 22ndSN DubStation, Polar Front, Samantha Lindo + Weatherstorms – @ The Victoria | Opening party for Fieldview Festival featuring four acts from the main bill. £4 advance, £5 door.

Saturday 22ndPort Erin @ The Locomotive | The house band are back with their jazz and funk inspired psychedelic indie-pop jams. Free.

Wednesday 25thTim Manning – Unplugged @ The Roaring Donkey | Americana style acoustica from one of the circuits best. Free.

Thursday 26th – TBC – The Renegade Brewery Loft Session @ Baila Coffee & Vinyl | £5

Friday 27thEchoic + Well Dressed Thief – @ The Locomotive | Unique and exciting alternative-rock band, with serious pop-sensibilities. Free.

Saturday 28thHip Route – @ The Locomotive | Insanely good slide blues guitar and roots music. Free.

Sunday 29th  – TBC – The Renegade Brewery Session @ Baila Coffee & Vinyl | Free.