Paisley Music Roundup 17 by Tommy McGrory
Welcome to Tommy McGrory’s Paisley Music Roundup 17, looking ahead at gigs in the town from Friday night.
The Bungalow is Shadowplay – The Definitive Joy Division Tribute, an eerily accurate live portrayal of the real thing. ‘…scary how much you sound like him!’ says Peter Hook. “Recreating the sound and vision of Joy Division playing the classic tracks from Digital, Shadowplay, Transmission, Love Will Tear Us Apart and many more.
“This band are the real deal and if you close your eyes it’s like listening to Ian Curtis tones. A must see if you are a fan of one of the most pioneering acts to come out of Manchester, and that’s some accolade!” Opens at 7pm and you can pay on entry.
The Bobby Deans Big Band are back again for some more of the best classic big band and jazz numbers. Doors are at 1pm and the band kicks off at 2pm. Free entry.
After The End (pictured) a Black Sabbath tribute band play at The Bungalow tomorrow night. Black Sabbath are without a doubt the creators and the God Fathers of heavy rock, and After the End have come together to emulate their innovative sound and bring it to the masses.
The band covers all the classics, such as War Pigs, NIB and Snowblind and some time-honoured Ozzy solo tracks, including Crazy Train and Bark at the Moon. Their high energy, interactive, in your face show will have you singing along to the tracks that have inspired generations.
For those that missed Black Sabbath in their first incarnation this is the closest you are ever likely to get to the real thing. After the End have a full repertoire of early Black Sabbath classics to draw from and are still adding to this to keep creating the ultimate Sabbath tribute. Doors are 7pm and you can pay on entry.
It is comedy night on Sunday with Fred MacAulay and Bruce Morton. The Bungalow are delighted to welcome back Fred and Bruce to The Bungalow again. It was a brilliant night last time they performed there and is not to be missed. Doors open 7pm and tickets are £12.
Next week’s Introducing Night on Thursday is an empowering female musicians night featuring some of the best up and coming female artists on the scene. The night features: Chloe Mick, Shaz Martin, Scarlet Rose and Sasha Kaloheris. Tickets: £5/3. Doors: 7pm.
Rocknrolla’s have a belter of a line up for you this weekend starting with Dire Streets tonight and John Lennon tribute (winner of the ITV The Big Audition) tomorrow night. Doors are at 7pm and you pay on entry. On Sunday the very popular Mod band Shout are playing on Sunday. Check venue for details.
Long time regular Mike Edwards is at The Keg tonight and tomorrow night The Black Dog Forge tour stops by once again to The Keg to put on the best grunge show in the country. Remember the 90’s when life was good? With covers from the likes of Nirvana, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Tool and so much more. Both start at 9pm.
Another packed week at The Old Swan again starting with Keeper-lit tonight at 7pm, Epic tomorrow at 4pm followed by Emma Nailen from 8pm. Sunday Northern Soul starts at 3pm, Monday Clyde playing from 6pm, Wednesday it is Duncan McLellan from 4pm and Tuesday/Thursday Lee James at 3pm.
The Cave has a full weekend of live action again so check out their Face book page for details. Overdrive are at Kennedys on Sunday from 3pm and The Anchor have a band in at 4.30pm on Sunday too.
This week’s open mics are: Local singer-song writer Stephen Hendry at Tannahill’s on Monday from 8pm. The Abbey Bar on Monday with Dunky Hunter at 8pm, Jason Flood is the host at Gantry on Tuesday from 9pm; Johnny Barr will be at The Keg on Wednesday from 8.30pm. Pop in and enjoy the performances or join in. Have a great week and Keep Music Live.