Gig Guide Liskeard HAMER & ISAACS GYPSY SWING BAND London Inn, St Neot, 9pm11pm, £free Plymouth CRAZY ARM White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station, 8pm, £tbc. Pitched somewhere between the dark twang of 16 Horsepower, the punk thrust of Fugazi and Hot Water Music, the crunchy pop of Ted Leo and the protest songs of Dick Gaughan, the band have developed a distinctly progressive and aggressive style, shot through with a healthy dose of grass-roots politics. They rely chiefly on folk/country open tunings and slide guitars to evoke moods that are at odds with the punk orthodoxy. Torquay END OF THE WORLD PARTY One World Café, 7pm, £free. Live music from Hoarse Truro B-SIDE Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 9pm, £free. Weekly indie night with bands and DJ’s.
XMAS EVE PARTY WITH WOLFMAN RADIO Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £tbc. The last train to Skaville - Ska DJ night. Torquay LEO HOWE + CAT ROBINSON & HOME ECONOMICS DJ’S One World Café, 7pm, £free. Live music night
some of the best local musicians, see www.buntersbar.co.uk for more details.
Fri 28 Dec
Bideford THE CRUDE BOYS Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £tbc. Punk/new wave covers. Bude CARPETFACE’s DJ residency Bar Tue 25 Dec 35, 9pm-1am, £free. With b-boy funk, Liskeard classic party hiphop, jungle, D&b, breaks, SWIFTY Barley Sheaf, Church St electro and dubstep. 12-2pm, £free. Pop in at noon for a wee Torquay dram & a mince pie while the Landlord UFD BMXMAS PARTY One World sings at you! Café, 7pm, £free Truro B-SIDE Bunters Bar, Little Castle Wed 26 Dec St, 8pm, £free. Weekly indie night with Plymouth bands and DJ’s. CAFE ACOUSTICA B-Bar, The
Exmouth MARTIN WELLER Famous Old Barrel, Princess St, 8.30pm10.30pm, £free. Acoustic pop Plymouth TERROR White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station 8pm, £10. US hardcore band Torquay KING L One World Café, 7pm, £free
Mon 31 Dec Exeter FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND Cavern, Queen St, 8pm-late, £14 Funeral for a Friend are a Welsh post-hardcore band, from Bridgend whom formed in 2001 - which is when they last played at the Cavern! On Tuesday, February 5, 2013, The End Records will release their highly anticipated sixth studio album. Titled
Sat 22 Dec Bideford THE RIVALS Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £tbc. Cutting Modbeat covers Exeter PHONIC FM XMAS PARTY Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, 8pm, £5 to help support Phonic FM. Peachy Farmer - top-notch home-groen reggae. The Love Daddies - joyfully anarchic songs and tunes even including out-there poetry, Sound of the Sirens - Beautiful femal harmonies, The Little V - Great guitar/vocal duo plus Phonic FM deejays in the bar. SLIPDOWN DOG E.P LAUNCH The Revelry, 8pm-late, £free. XMAS PARTY WITH THE COMPUTERS LIVE! Cavern, Queen St, 8pm-3am, £5. with DJ Screaming Al from The Computers and guests playing the best in Soul, Funk and Rock and Roll - plus a special LIVE show from THE COMPUTERS playing their new songs Hayle EVEN NINE - SPECIAL XMAS SHOW, Copperhouse, Hayle, 9pm, £free Plymouth THE WIRELESS Thistle Park Brewhouse, 9.30pm-12am, £free Torquay BIG WAVE One World Café, 7pm, £free Barbican, 8.30pm, £free. Fortnightly Wembury showcase of unplugged talent, hosted by HAMER & ISAACS GYPSY SWING singer-songwriter Jessie Mullen. BAND Odd Wheel Pub, 9.30pm11.30pm, £free
Sun 23 Dec Plymouth LOWER THAN ATLANTIS White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station, 8pm, £12. A four-piece rock/alternative band riding high on the wave of new British rock talent, having already picked up some serious airplay on the likes of Radio 1, Scuzz and Kerrang! TV. Torquay EMILY HOWARD & GEORGETTE HARRIS & FREDDIE AMOS One World Café, 7pm, £free.
Mon 24 Dec Bideford
Thurs 27 Dec
Exeter LIVE MUSIC AT THE PICTURE HOUSE Exeter Picturehouse, 8.30pm, £free. Guests Jules, A Cat Called Elvis & John Matthew. SAM RUSSO Cavern, Queen St, 8pm-late, £4 Support from El Morgan, Kelly Kemp, Giles Bidder & Roo Prescod Liskeard THE WIRELESS Barley Sheaf, Church St 9-11.30pm, £free Torquay FUTURE GHOST One World Café, 7pm, £free. Live music night Truro LIVE BANDS Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 9pm, £free. Showcasing
Sat 29 Dec Bideford BASILS BLUES BAND Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £tbc. Madcap off the wall covers Exeter KATZ Prospect Pub, The Quay, 9.30pm-11.30pm, £free
Sun 30 Dec Exeter JETT BLACK Cavern, Queen St, 8pm, £8. They’ve got a new album Raining Rock, out now. ‘80s tinged Metal. Big riffs flying in from all angles. Support are The Howling - the brainchild of Blacky, (ex- Red Star Rebels) and Rev (ex- The Prodigy and Towers of London), these guys drag punk into the next generation.
“Conduit”, it’s the follow-up to 2011’s critically acclaimed “Welcome Home Armageddon” and is the first album since the addition of new drummer Pat Lundy. Over 16’s show. Exmouth WELLER Bicton Inn, 5 Bicton St, 10pm-12.30am, £free. Over 18’s only Liskeard SERGEANT FLINT Barley Sheaf, Church St 9-11.30pm, £free. Local band, playing top covers to see in the New Year. First prize £50 beer voucher for the best fancy dress outfit. Plymouth MAD DOG MCREA C103, Union St, 8pm-til, £10 from www.seetickets. com. Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. From self penned songs of adventure,
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