October or more accurately Rocktober (please excuse the horrible pun) is going to be an insane month for me and for a change there are so many great shows that I’m going to have a miss a bunch of them.
First up was this weeks amazing tour line up of No Age and Male Bonding, I just wish I could afford a ticket to see these two. Both bands have been hyped like crazy in the last few months and most of the hype seems to be on their live performance so these two can definitely stay on my list to see next time the opportunity arises.
Saturday (9th October)
Another one I am gutted to miss, The Frog and Fiddle Cheltenham has the awesome Kepi Ghouli supporting the Andrew Jackson Jihad which would be enough to make me part with £5 alone. Then throw Will from the Zatopeks and a rare acoustic Chewing On Tinfoil show and you have a party. If you are near enough to make it to Cheltenham for this make sure you go.
Sunday (10th October)
I’m off to see Coke Bust play a matinee show in Birmingham which is going to be insane for two reasons fiorstly it will be a hardcore show in the afternoon and secondly it’s Coke Bust so a good show is guaranteed. The show is at the Wagon and Horses and further support comes from Never Again and Bone Storm.
I’m unfortunately missing Yuck who are pretty much the only decent band playing this month in Wolverhampton and certainly the only decent band on at the Slade rooms. I wish I could do two shows in a day but finaces do not permit for such luxuries.
Wednesday (13th October)
I will be at a show with one of the best line ups I’ve seen come to Cheltenham in a very long time. UK skacore’s finest Random Hand and JB Conspiracy on the same bill in a small venue guarantees an awesome evening’s entertainment but throw in Cheltenham heroes Still Bust and the party is going to be epic. If you are coming I shall see you there but make sure you dress down and prepare to get sweaty. This show sees the start of three shows in six days promoted by Thirsty & Miserable.
Saturady (16th October)
Again a line up that trumps everything else happening in Cheltenham that night, Asian Man Record’s finest punk pop three-piece top the bill accompanied by the spectacular Men Diamler and Durham’s acoustic legends One Night Stand In North Dakota. The show takes place at Slak a small (100 capacity) club in the centre of Cheltenham making this show personal and unique. The two pound ticket price will require everyone to get down early (doors are 7:30) to make sure they fit in the venue.
Monday (18th October)
Random Hand bring their tour to Birmingham with support from Nottingham’s finest export Jimmy The Squirrel and Welsh skapunks Detached. Again the venue is small and the atmosphere is going to be electric. Make sure you buy a ticket in advance to avoid disappointment.
Tickets £6 advance/£7 on the door
Friday(22nd October) to Sunday (24th October)
Supersonic Festival takes over the Custard Factory in Digbeth for there days of live music. Again due to being a pauper I can’t afford the tickets for this one either but personal highlights would include Napalm Death, Chrome Hoof and Ruins. If you have seventy five pounds get yourself a ticket and enjoy a weekend of great music in the second city if not join me in being jealous or find a competition to enter.
The week inbetween these two will be spent scrimping and saving for the last show of the month and recovering from all the excitement that’s occurred so far but if you are desperate to see a show Carl Barrat is in Wolverhampton and you can see if his solo work really is as bad as suggested.
Sunday (31st October)
The month ends in just as exciting a fashion with Paper + Plastick records (USA) singed street punks Have Nots who bring a taste of Boston to Birmingham on their first ever UK tour. Support comes from Swindon’s next big thing Slagerij who have a sound that balances perfectly with the Have Nots. There will also be another support act who will stay secret until nearer the time.