Local music man Tommy McGrory takes a closer look at all the gigs taking place in Paisley this week.
Tonight | The Bungalow | Gig starts 8pm | Free Entry
The Bungalow is presenting The Media Whores with support from Shot Balowski. The Media Whores have been entertaining crowds with their own brand of alternative rock n’ roll since August 2008 – and are bursting with hooks, riffs, melodies and a thumping beat to get your attention.
Saturday | The Bungalow | Gig starts 8pm | £6/£8
A band that I’ve had the pleasure of working with for years are “going underground” at The Bungalow tomorrow as The Absolute Jam get set to play a pounding set of Jam favourites. The band captures the authentic, raw energy and sound of The Jam’s early punk roots in addition to playing a full range of songs from The Jam’s back catalogue.
Playing everything from In The City, Going Underground, Town Called Malice, The Modern World to That’s Entertainment and some album tracks along the way, they are guaranteed to please both the avid Jam fan as well as those only familiar with the hits. Don’t miss it! Tickets are £6 advance via Ticketweb or £8 on the door.
At The Cave tonight at 9pm is Used Blues and tomorrow, Burnt Out Wreck from Northamptonshire will be playing classic blues rock from 8pm. Tickets are £5 on the door.
Ikon will be finishing off a busy weekend with loads of classic rock favourites on Sunday from 6pm.
The Old Swan Inn
Today at The Old Swan, Alex Bayliss and Jay Hepburn will be performing at 3pm before Los Perros take to the stage at 8pm. Wild Card is in ‘The Shoppers Slot’ at 4pm tomorrow and The Casual Swans are on at 3pm on Monday. Heavy Load will entertain the Old Swan faithful from 3pm on Wednesday.
The Anchor welcomes back Underwood Lane who will be playing at the later time of 5pm on Sunday. Underwood Lane are a five-piece Rock and Blues band from right here in Paisley. The band comprise of a unique, twin lead guitar set up with John (Pockets) Mclarty and Pete Wilson. If you like guitar driven music, check them out.
Revol Music was telling me that they are delighted to announce that The Strange will headline their first Paisley event. The three-piece are draped in mystery and are turning heads at every given moment – come and see for yourself. Joining them will be Voodoos and Snash, who have proven themselves to be amongst the most exciting live bands in Scotland over the last year. Capacity is very limited, so get your tickets quickly. Doors are at 7pm and tickets are £6 here – it’s a 14+ gig.
At this time of year, all the Open Mic Nights are attracting performers that want to sing Christmas Songs. However, I’m told by the Open Mic hosts that Christmas Songs will be limited as gig-goers are being bombarded by festive tunes on the TV, radio or in the shops. So, if you want a wee break from it all, pop in to one of the venues below and enjoy our local Paisley singers and players performing their own tunes and your favourite songs.
Open Mic Nights next week are:
- Tonight: Stevie Johnstone at Hamishes Hoose from 8pm
- Sunday: The Bungalow with Cat Caldwell from 8pm
- Monday: The Abbey Bar hosted by Dunky Hunter at 8pm
- Tuesday: Andy Lindsey is at The Anchor from 8pm and Open Mic at The Gantry with Cat Caldwell as your host
- Wednesday: Johnny Barr is the host for Burger and Keg at 8pm and Andy Lindsay is at The Patter Bar from 8pm
- Thursday: Manhattan’s at 8pm