Local music man Tommy McGrory talks you through the best of the gigs taking place in Paisley this weekend.
Well-known local music icon, Shug Stevenson, has announced another fantastic line up of bands for this year’s British Heart Foundation fund raiser on Sunday.
Shug himself found he had a heart condition some years ago and decided to raise awareness after receiving care that saved him from a life threatening condition.
He said: “It is a great event which has helped The British Heart Foundation revolutionise the way heart disease is treated today. My mission in organising this event is to help win the fight against cardiovascular disease so that we are better informed and understand what it is and what can be done.”
The line up looks like this:
Rattlesnake Tattoo: 2.30pm
Sad Ida: 3.30pm
The Dead Flowers: 4.30pm
John Condron and Christopher (Fingers) Sheridan: 5.30pm
The Black Triangles: 9pm
Tickets are £3 on the door, but make sure you get in early.
The Rubettes featuring Bill Hurd are heading to The Bungalow tonight – and if you’re a keen follower of The Rubettes, then you will already know that Bill is not just one of the original band members, but also the second longest serving member of the band. He has dedicated 40 years of his musical life to the bands continuance and musical legacy.
The Rubettes incredible story began when they appeared on BBC’s “Top of the Pops” in 1974. They became an overnight success when their debut single “Sugar Baby Love” stormed to the top of the UK charts. That would dramatically change after the very first ‘play’ on BBC’s Top of the Pops. The record went on to sell more than 8 million copies around the world and it has become one of the all time classics. The gig starts at 8pm and tickets are £15.
Tomorrow night welcomes an all-time Bungalow favourite, Combat Clash. They are one of my favourite tribute acts because they are authentic and play with energy and attitude. Combat Clash covers all the well known hits as well as the lesser known cult classics. This band is always on the money and will have everyone punching the air and jumping to some of The Clashes’ iconic songs. £5 entry and it starts at 8pm.
Secret Affair will then play The Bungalow on Sunday at 2pm with support from Berry Tweed and the Chasers.
The Old Swan have another great week ahead of live music starting with Moonshine Mojo tonight at 8pm and tomorrow in the Shoppers Slot at 4pm is Back in The Red. On Monday from 3pm the popular The Casual Swans are back and on Wednesday, John Condron and Friends are having a wee session from 6pm.
The Tea Gardens have The Debt Collectors playing on Sunday at 6pm.
Das Plastixx are at Callum’s Cavern tomorrow night for the first time and they are supported by Hangszeres and Gallus. The gig starts at 7pm and tickets are £3 with all advance sales getting a free download of Das Plastixx new single ‘You Wait For War’ (Check event on Facebook for details).
The Fantastic Four at The Cave this week are:
Tonight: Los Perros at 9pm
Tomorrow: Shoot the Craw at 6pm and Blues Mama at 9pm.
Sunday: Wreckless at 6pm.
Open mic sessions this week:
Tonight: Stevie Johnstone at Hamishes Hoose from 8pm.
Sunday: The Bungalow with Cat Caldwell from 8pm.
Monday: The Abbey Bar is hosted by Dunky Hunter at 8pm.
Tuesday: Andy Lindsey is at The Anchor from 8pm.
Wednesday: Johnny Barr is the host for Burger and Keg from 8pm while Andy Lindsay is at The Patter Bar from 8pm.
Thursday: Johnny Barr and Cat Caldwell are your hosts at Manhattan’s at 8pm.