The Gig Guide: 3rd – 9th Dec

It’s a week.  A new week.  A new week full of gigs!  As always there’s plenty to keep you entertained this week!

Our week starts on Tuesday at The Beer Cart, Canterbury with Below the Radar.  Ska band Imperial Leisure are touring the country, they’ve done some dates with Sonic Boom Six and are doing their own headline tour.  They’ll hit Canterbury supported by some big local talent!  Canterbury’s own ShyChlo, Riskee and the Ridicule fresh from Camden, ska punk band My Third Leg and indie ska band Firstborn Heroes will make all kinds of good noises.

Wednesday at The Lantens in Folkestone get some beats in your life with The Winter Warmer.  A night filled with great local talent this night is also in support of the local homeless shelter!  As well as the tunes get your hands on the local music compilations with all profits going to the shelter!

Thursday it’s back to The Beer Cart, or the future – which ever works, for another big night.  Come down for Phatta Sounds first gig.  It’s a big line-up!  Sincerity, Then the Wave Came, Within the Silence and Locusts will put on an big show.   Sincerity alone have just supported Fear Factory with a genius light show!  Alternatively if you’re feeling some indie folk get down to The Windmill in Ashford for Blaise Paisel and Elle Rayenne.  Celebrate with Blaise Paisel as they launch their video for Magical.

I’f you’re want another fix of Imperial Leisure they’re playing The Tubman in Hastings on Friday.  Alternatively The Forum in Tonbridge Wells has Weezish!  The Weezer tribute band will give you an epic fix of college rock with some big tunes!

Saturday get yo’self down to new venue The Rafters in Maidstone!  The mighty Vivid Nation will playing there.  If you’ve not seen them they combine atmospheric guitars with passion and performance!  If you have seen them, see them again!  Closer to Tonbridge?  Get back to The Forum for a big night of rock! All The Above + Zombie Met Girl + Ugly Love + Nod and Toxic Rock DJ’s  will loud noises for you!

Have a great week!  What have we missed?  Check our full gig guide for more!


The Gig Guide: 22nd – 28th October

Another week, another host of gigs to sink your ears into!

On Tuesday you have two extremes to choose from!  In Ashford catch the touring French band Francois and the Atlas Mountains supported by the amazing Coco and the Butterfields and the Intermission Project.  Click here for more.  Happening at St Mary’s Church it’ll be a folk/acoustic feast!  Alternatively get some hardcore going in your life in Canterbury at The Beercart Arms.  Check out the mighty Dead Reckoning, Blind Ambitions, Sincerity and At Worlds End.  Click here for more.

On Thursday ShyChlo are at The Walmer Castle in Deal with Commit This To Memory (they’re first gig!).  Sure to an awesome show check it out, details are here!

Friday leaves you with more choices to make.  Check out some reggae/dub vibes with Kotchin and the Kings of Evil, Dread Zone and Ben Russel and The Charmers at The Westcoast Bar, Margate.  Information is here.  In Ashford?  Join Electric River at The George and soak up the ska.  If pyscadelic how you’re feeling though Syd Arthur are playing at The View and Bar Below, Folkestone.  Click here for the deets.

Saturday is a big one for Halloween.  In Ashford, both at Platform 5 check out two events.  The first is an acoustic Halloween Event including KP and Squiz, Jordan Mann and Fred Clark.  Find more here.  On the other side though is Raise the Roofs Halloween special and fare well event featuring Empire Light, ShyChlo, Blacken the Name, Circle of Rage, Vivid Nation, Ziphedz and The Eyes!  Find information here.  In Maidstone check out the amazing Mofos at The Druid Arms.

Find all our gig listings here.

Stay safe and party hard slurm!

The Week in Gigs 15th – 21th October

This week our gigs start from Thursday so if we’re missing any let us know!  Having said that we still have plenty to keep you busy.

Our first offering is in Maidstone.  On Thursday combine two great loves.  Music and pizza!  Pizza Express are hosting The Charlie Rivers Band, Fred Clark, Kyla Stroud and The Paul Dunton Ensemble.  Acoustic music at it’s finest.  Find more details here.

On Saturday you’re going to have to make some choices I’m afraid.  Do you go to The Westcoast Bar in Margate for a heavy night and check out Hang the Bastard, Desolated, Sincerity and Raising Hell?  If you this sounds like you, we recommend clicking here.   Then again you could go to Platform 5 in Ashford and check out another heavy night!  Starting acousticly and ending .. slightly differently treat yourself to the likes of Beki Robinson, Atlantica, Insult, Blacken the Name and the Black Shapes.  Click here for more.  Into you’re beats? The might Hospitality is coming to Kent!  Folkestone’s Leas Cliff Hall to be precise.  Find out more here.  Acoustic soul and jazz do it for you?  Bar 19 in Charing hosts The Emily Lane Trio.  Interested?  A busy day!  Maybe try and clone yourself?

Sunday is less of a choice, still a tough one though.  The Westcoast Bar in Margate has the mighty Hawthorne Heights!   Accompanied by Burn the Fleet, Lower Lands, Third Place Victory, Moose Blood and The South Coast Saints.  Tempted?  Meanwhile in Canterbury, all over Canterbury in fact check out the City. Sound. Project.  It features lots our favorites and then a lot more again!  Check out Coco and the Butterfields, Slaves, Elle Rayenne, Blaise Paisel, History of the Trade (one of their last shows!) Zorzilla .. and many more!  Find more here!

Good luck deciding.  Have a great week!