Independent Venue Week takes me to a packed out Joiners in Southampton to see a full evening of live music with three acts …and for just £12 a ticket.
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Gig Venue: The Joiners, Southampton
The grey-haired gig goer sets the scene at The Joiners music venue in Southampton, one of the South Coast’s legendary small independent music venues.
Showaddywaddy – live in Dorset
The remaining incarnation of 70s rock’n’roll popsters Showaddywaddy pay a visit to the East Dorset town of Wimborne… don’t be sniffy, come on in, you know you’d enjoy it (if you’re over 55).
Paul Heaton live in Birmingham – on his own at this one
This handily timed, well-priced gig gave me a chance to take the natural next step to seeing The Housemartins and The Beautiful South. No Jackie Abbott tonight due to illness but Heaton carried on regardless.
The Sea Girls – live in Southampton
One of the bands I caught at Glastonbury this Summer was The Sea Girls – good enough to lead a grey-haired gig goer to some newer stuff and a ticket to see them in Southampton at the end of November.
Gig Venue: O2 Guildhall, Southampton
Overview of this key Southampton venue – getting there, having a beer and the gig experience.
Future Islands – live in Southampton
The grey-haired gig goer is in Southampton to hear the unique sounds of Future Islands and experience the deep growls, dancing and high kicks of their frontman Samuel T Herring.
The Hunna – live in Southampton
Rock-tober is over and it’s gig 83 of the year for this grey-haired gig goer: a mid-week trip to The Engine Rooms to see The Hunna.
The Damned – live in Hammersmith
The Damned original line up gather in Hammersmith for two nights of gritty punk nostalgia. The grey-haired gig goer returns to see them in Hammersmith after 42 years….wearing the same badge.
The Blow Monkeys – live in Islington
Dismiss any thoughts of 80s pop band plugging away – last two albums from the 2007 reformation of the original Blow Monkeys are top drawer.