Something for the Weekend
This week’s Blog Star is none other than Gary Collins, who compiles INDEX magazine’s monthly Gig Guide. If you’re a fan of local and live music, check out his suggestions for the next few Saturdays!
Formed in Liverpool in 1993, I’ve always found this band difficult to define, certainly in terms of which genre they sit in. The music press describes them as ‘alternative Rock, alternative dance, electronica, alternative hip hop, neo-psychedelia’. See what I mean? Signing to Gut Records, they released their first single in 1995 entitled Money. It was their second release however, Female of the Species, which brought them critical acclaim. The song was also used as the opening theme tune in the popular TV series, Cold Feet.
• The Forum, Tunbridge Wells, Saturday 15th September, call 0871 277 7101.
Lipstick and Beatniks
Based in East Sussex, this is another multi genre mix-up of Blues, Rockabilly, Soul, Latin and Jazz. A bunch of very talented musicians who’ve come together to form their very own individual sound, they will even convert to a 9-piece when playing the latter and occasionally to an acoustic duo when playing smaller venues, all under the same name.
• The Grey Lady, Tunbridge Wells, Saturday 22nd September, call 01892 544700.
Contact Gary on @tnlivecouk or firstname.lastname@example.org
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