Gig Guide: 27th Jan – 2nd Feb

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Gig Guide: 27th Jan – 2nd Feb

Mon 27th Jan

IVW: ROAM | Superlove | Crawlspaces | Slow Burn | The Black Prince | 19:00 | £10

Kicking off Independent Venues Week is ROAM, Eastbourne’s big deal pop-punkers, who are taking a trip around the country’s smaller venues for Independent Venue Week. Equally banging support from Bristol, is Superlove and Crawlspaces from Northampton and Kettering’s Slow Burn.

Tues 28th Jan

Aortas Open Mic | The Pomfret Arms | 20:30 | Free

A weekly night, sharing words and music, originals especially, acoustic but amplified in a small cosy brewery bar.

Weds 29th Jan

IVW: SPQR / No Music / Skyflood / Jeana – Northampton | The Black Prince | 19:30 | £5

The art-rock trio from Liverpool, SPQR, are your new favourite band. Plus Northampton’s post-rock supergroup No Music, the realigned indie-rockers Skyflood with the singalong choruses, and the alt-pop sensation Jeana, who collaborates with Ginger Snaps. Doors 7.30pm, £5 tickets

IVW: Raising the Awen: The Return | The Lab | 20:00 | PAYF

It returns! The fantastic event, Raising the Awen celebrates voice in every form: poetry, singing, music, comedy and more!!

Thurs January 30th

IVW: King Purple| Naked Next Door | Rolling Thunder| The Black Prince | 19:00 | £5

King Purple mix psychedelia and grunge, and won our single of the year 2019! Support from MK indie rockers NND.

IVW: Confessions of a Traitor| Arkdown| A Higher Demise | CALIBURN | The Lab | 19:30 | £7

Metalcore/hardcore night. London headliners, plus bands from Sheffield, Kent and Corby. Doors 7.30pm, £7 tickets
Jam night at The Kingbilly | The King Billy Rock bar | 20:30 | Free
Jam night Full band, all welcome just bring your guitar drum sticks & yourself.

Fri 31 Jan

IVW: Project Noise | Flow & Hustle | Damfino | Gaylips | The Lab | 19:00

Karl Phillips and The Rejects presents a night of rock rap bands including; Project Noise, launching their new Album, The sound of the concrete colony. Bringing the Nu metal/Ska/punk party, Flow&Hustle a four-piece band,fusing hip hop with every genre that they can jam in, G-radio-guitar, LlMerv the wizard-bass, Dd-rums – drums, Irelly-bars, DAMFINO rock group and Gaylips, a band with two people in it. One plays drums the other bass that is all.

IVW: The Touch | Ramblin’ Preachers| The Bophins| Earbones | The Black Prince | 19:30 | £5

Friday night party, with a mixture of classic rock The Touch, blues rock from Ramblin’ Preachers and garage rock from the Northants own Bophins and Earbones from the MK area.

IVW : Billy Lockett | Roadmender | 19:30 | £13

ShoeTown singer-songwriter who is now an international star. Moved back to the best town in England, and now playing his biggest headline show here.

Helgrind | Earthbound, Militia | The King Billy | 19:30 | £13

Helgrind bring their Live trash die Launch Show to the Billy, with support from Earthbound and Militia

Bushpigs | Mailcoach | 21:00 | Free

Bush Pigs bring their party back to The Mailcoach with some well known covers of the classics.

Afro Galactic Jazz | The Garibaldi Hotel | 20:00 | Free

Grab your galactic pants and get on the flight path for the first Afro Galactic Jazz at The Garibaldi. New year is always a bore so end your dry Jan upstairs at The Garibaldi with an intergalactic batty skanking in one of Northampton’s best boozers. Bringing something new to the NN scene expect influences from all aspects Jazz, Afro Cuban Jazz and African/Tribal. Don’t get us wrong though this isn’t a straight up Jazz night and sets will launch through Electronic grooves and rhythms clashing the pair. For the first night we invited N Town legend Jazzivibes to grace the decks. We couldn’t think of anybody better to suit our opening night. With his love of everything Jazz to Funk, plus a huge collection of belters to be proud of we are excited to see what he digs out and dusts off for the evening. Hosting the event is Soul Groove who will also be jumping behind the decks with some groovers to get you down and dirty with your bad selves. See you there fellow Afronaughts!

The Big Sleep Out 2020 | Franklin’s Gardens | 19:30

Hosted by the Hope Centre, 1 night… 1 sleeping bag… Can you handle it?


Sat 1 Feb

Northampton Record Fair | Vintage Retreat | 10:30 | Free Entry

Records for sale

IVW: Atomck | Nothing Clean | Atrocity Exhibit | Chinned | Sharkteeth Grinder | Nailbreaker | The Lab | 17:00 | £5

Grindcore from Atomck,Bristol and Nothing Clean,Northampton, fastcore from Atrocity Exhibit, Leicester, powerviolence from Chinned, Hertfordshire, hardcore from Sharkteeth, Corby and Nailbreaker, Rushden.

IVW: Working Men’s Club | Anteloids | Baby Lung | The Black Prince | £10

A band with a big 2020 ahead of them Working Mens Club, play this intimate show before the big time beckons with both of its’ hands. Synthy post-punk sounds if you don’t know. Support comes from The Anteloids, Rugby’s twisted blues troupe, and Northampton’s bluesy indie quartet Baby Lung.

Blitz DJs | The Lamplighter | 20:00 | Free

DJ Alex Novak will be playing Punk, New Wave, Post Punk, Glam and New Romantic classics

Insideout In Northampton | The Pomfret arms | 20:00 | Free

Welcome to Insideout the sister brand of Upsidedown. Insideout parties take place at various small and unique locations all round the UK and Europe. Each event will showcase up and coming tech and house DJs in that specific area with one Upsidedown resident joining them at each event. For our second party we are very happy to be taking over one of the most unique venues in Northampton, The Pomfret Arms ! The event will be held in the barn in the garden with a MAX capacity of 50 !!! So make sure you get there nice and early, so you don’t miss out on the vibe. Line up includes CALV, SE8, MiddleGround, Andreas Christou. Strictly 18+ no ID, no entry. After Party TBA

Untamed | The Kingbilly | 21:00 | Free

Untamed return for some Classic rock at The Billy

Roni Size & LTJ Bukem | Roadmender | 22:00

They don’t get much better than this! Legends in the game Roni Size and LTJ Bukem DJ meet for an exclusive tour!

Sun 2 Feb

IVW: The Barratts | Candidates | Century City | Garden | The Keepers | Roadmender | 18:00 | Tickets £6 + fees

Roadmender is delighted to be a part of Independent Venue Week 2020. Independent Venue Week is the one week all of the independently spirited venues come together with artists, tastemakers, promoters and media to celebrate the art of live music. For the line up we bring to you 5 top bands from shoetowns local scene.

Vintage Sale | The Garibaldi Hotel | 12:00 | Free Entry
The Gari Vintage Sale on Sunday is Back for 2020!

Traders showcasing a top range of vintage clothing inc. US Brands & Sportswear, 90s Streetwear, True Vintage, Denim, Workwear, Dresses & many more bargains to be had! Browse, Shop the rails, & chill in one of NN’s hippest boozers. Enjoy a decent Sunday local beer, a strong coffee, then sample the fresh, damn-tasty Mexican inspired Taco Kitchen menu, cooking all afternoon. Most vintage traders accept card payments too.

Abuse your confusion 3 | The King Billy Rock bar | 17:00

The party tour is back !! In its 3rd year abuse your confusion is getting bigger better and more fun each year, promising a night full of fun party laughter and dancing top tunes by top bands.

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