Take a look at all of the music, gigs and goings-on in Paisley this week with Tommy McGrory:
On stage tonight (Friday) at The Bungalow is The DF118s. This band serves up a potent cocktail of upbeat ska and colourful psychedelic rock. Their influences range from 80’s bands such as The Specials and The Beat to more recent acts such as Dread Zone, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers and The Ozric Tentacles. At first glance, this strange brew of influences seems slightly odd – but after one listen you’ll get the hang of it.
In support is The Streams. Their electrifying lead guitar and a robust rhythm section will take you back in time to 60’s rock and roll with a twist of BritPop inspired harmonies. Creatively, the band are always pushing the boundaries of what is possible when creating music, surprising you at every turn. If you are a fan of The Stone Roses, Kasabian, Oasis, The La’s or Ocean Colour Scene you will enjoy The Streams. Free Entry at 8pm
For those about to rock we salute you, because tomorrow night Hells/Bells – reputed to be Europe’s best AC/DC tribute act – are at The Bungalow. Their show is flawless from sound right down to their look. I’ve seen them many times and it is honestly like listening to the real thing in their prime.
We ALL love a bit of AC/DC, so get down and enjoy the show. Starts at 8pm and tickets are £10.
The line-up for Introducing Night at The Bungalow on Thursday is:
- Altered Sky – Formed in 2010, this hard-working band has travelled along the traditional route of playing small venues up and down the country. Those efforts look set to bear fruit as the stages, crowds and fanbase all are becoming bigger, alongside the bands they are playing with. Career highlights so far include the release of two EPs and a full-length debut album, which Kerrang! Magazine awarded KKKK in a stellar review.
- Neshiima – 2013 saw the start of Neshiima. Five years later, the sound had been refined to what could be classed as a crossover of hip hop, metal and electronica. Their debut release featured popular live crowd pleaser ‘Madness’ and the second Neshiima EP was released in August 2015 after a successful crowd funding project. This release was a concept EP based on a story from Japanese mythology. The EP was also accompanied by a comic book to visually tell this story, written by members of the band. Neshiima’s music video for ‘Here Forever’ was repeatedly played on Kerrang! And Scuzz TV from March onwards and is still included on some of their daily playlists. As of July 2018, two of their songs ‘Here Forever’ and ‘Believe’ have collectively racked up over 60,000 Spotify plays. The second instalment of the EP series is set to be released in September with the Band set for a UK tour in October. The third instalment will be released late 2018/early 2019.
Ordinary Hero concludes the line-up, starts at 7.30pm and it is free entry.
Tonight (Friday), End of a Century are live in The Old Swan at 8pm. Earl Blue and the Sessions are in the ‘Shoppers Slot’ at 4pm tomorrow. The Swan Does Guy Fawkes takes place from 4pm on Monday with grub and fireworks, and the popular Jim Kielt is back for the monthly Jam Session on Wednesday.
Live solo performers this week at Zambretto starts tonight at 8.30pm and tomorrow at the same time is regular, Charlie Gorman. The Cave ‘four in a row’ this week is Midnight Moses tonight at 9pm, tomorrow at 6pm is Gordons Alive. At 9pm, Deamon’s Eye are live and on Sunday at 6pm, it’s Black Triangles.
Open Mic Nights next week are:
- Tonight: Stevie Johnstone at Hamish’s 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 and Cat Caldwell is at The Gantry from 8.30pm
- 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.