We may not be a musical juggernaut like Manchester and Leeds, but there’s still plenty to get excited about in the month of March within our chocolate-box fortress.
Freakin’ presents Krysko – Friday 7th March @ Mansion
The last Freakin’ with Daniel Avery divided opinion but without doubt the tangible excitement prior to its event spread round campus like wildfire. The longest standing resident at the world famous Warehouse Project, Krysko continues the Freakin’ crews tradition of bringing top-quality eclectic techno into our city walls.
Arthur Brown – Friday 13th March @ The Basement
You’ve probably heard Arthur Brown’s infamous late 60’s counter-culture anthem “Fire” with its painfully catchy Hammond Organ line. Still to this day one of the most eccentric characters in pop history, be sure to catch what will likely be a bizarre, yet enrapturing live performance from one of the masters.
Fawn Spots Debut Album Launch – Saturday 14th March @ York City Rowing Club
Fawn Spots have been quietly going about their business; amassing a cannon of great indie-punk songs that eschew 1985 Glasgow laissez faire cool. They can also at times have the scuzzy brutality of early Husker Du or The Replacements. Catch them before your mates who are still inexplicably into Palma violets and Fat White Family catch wind.
Lonely The Brave – Sunday 15th March @ Fibbers
At the moment Cambridge band Lonely The Brave lie on the crest of stardom. It could go either way for them, but their brand of arena rock will most likely take them to Wembley Arena sooner rather than later.
Vintage Trouble – Friday 27th March @ Fibbers
Vintage Trouble broke onto the scene with a barnstorming performance on Later Live with Jools Holland some 4 years ago. They revel in high-energy bluesy rock reminiscent of 60’s bands The Animals and The Rolling Stones. Lead Singer, Ty Taylor has got a cracking set of pipes on him and surely won’t stop until every single man and woman in the audience is jiving away.