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Gigs in Guildford / SW Surrey and NE Hants March 1st 2018 onwards

March 1, 2018

This gig list is stuff that gets the Wild Eye seal of approval, especially if the band or promoter are in bold.

If you look to your right you should see a page marked “Gig Listings on the Net A to Z” where I have linked a couple of local Facebook listings pages that will tell you about even more stuff.

Let me know what I am missing.  Don’t let me know that Reading is not in Surrey or Hants.

Oh yeah… always worth checking out the Boileroom and Aldershot West End Centre website as well, and what Chris at Jasta 11 is up to – links to right!


Sunday 11th March 2018
Our Man In The Bronze Age, Tuskar and Morag Tong at the Star Inn, Guildford (Concrete Rat & UpSet)

Friday 16th March 2017
Flight Brigade, Port Erin, and Joe Booley at the Star Inn, Guildford (Jasta 11)

Saturday 17th March 2018
Tera Melos, Tangled Hair, Let’s Swim Get Swimming at the Boileroom, Guildford

Saturday 17th March 2018
Tellison, Caves, Peaness, Fresh and more TBC at the Aldershot West End Centre (Let’s Stop Hanging Out DIY)

Monday 19th March 2018
Sharkteeth Grinder, Drinsipa, Who Saw The Light at the Star Inn, Guildford

Friday 23rd March 2018
Alternative Carpark, Throatpunch City, Sizzling Bonobos, Growla at the Lounge Bar in Alton

Friday 23rd March 2018
Blind River, Naked Aces, SPIT, Silent Mode at the Star Inn, Guildford (Massive Promotions)

Thursday 29th March 2018
MUX, The Pink Diamond Review at the Holroyd Arms, Guildford

Saturday 31st March 2018
BlackWaters, SPIT plus more at the Boileroom Guildford

Saturday 31st March 2018
Trevor’s Head at the Star Inn, Guildford

Thursday April 5th 2018
Shonen Knife
, Screech Bats, Swords of Thought at the Boileroom Guildford

Friday April 6th 2018
Henry Blacker, Head Drop, Blimp at South Street Arts Centre, Reading

Thursday 12th April 2018
Elderseer, Gutlocker, The Forge, End Of Salvation at the Star Inn, Guildford

Saturday April 14th 2018
Hundred Year Old Man, Tuskar, Ba’al, Seven Hundredth Unicorn, and Tokahonta at the Facebar in Reading

Sunday 22nd April 2018
Pensevor and ??? in Guildford

Friday 27th April 2018
Belleview Days, Samoans, Dead State at the West End Centre Aldershot

Sunday 29th April 2018
This Is Wreckage, Slug 13, Tirana, Princess, Swords of Thought, Second In Line at the Star Inn, Guildford (Leafy Incline Promotions)

Friday 4th May 2018
Seasonal, Camcorder, Wild Tales, Shaded at the Star Inn, Guildford (Massive Promotions)

Friday 25th May 2018
Pensevor in Reading

Sunday 16th September 2018
TBC at the Star Inn, Guildford (Leafy Incline Promotions)

Past Events –

Friday 2nd March 2018 – CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW
Sail, Morass of Molasses, March The Desert, Trevor’s Head at the Facebar in Reading (The Swamp)

Friday 2nd March 2018 – CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW
Dead Days, Preacher, Daryl Vorderman at the Star Inn, Guildford (Jasta 11 Gigs)

Monday 5th March 2018
Guru, Hake at the Star Inn, Guildford (Monkeyland Promotions)

Friday 9th March 2018
Rews, Sickjoy, Fuzzwalker at the Star Inn, Guildford (Jasta 11)


Witch Tripper, Morass of Molasses, Slug 13 at the Star Inn, Guildford – Sunday 4th February 2018

February 27, 2018

Leafy Incline Promotions once again… yet another late and vague and brief review.

Basically… Slug 13 were on top form, really like their grungey, noisy thing, especially when the drums get more tribal and the riffs get more repetitive.  Superb.  What does stoner mean to you in the context of music?  Slug 13 are not stoner rock, but in the scheme of things they aren’t a million miles away.  Slug 13 aren’t hippy or psych or space rock either… but their grunge/noise thing is proper stoner-friendly.

Morass of Molasses were on next.  It’s not music I can fall in love with – far too blues-y in a classic rock way to be my thing – but there is a lot to love.  Sludgey riffs to die for, great stagecaft, unusual band set-up (drums, two guitars, one of which has some sort of octave / twin amp shit going on)… the sort of band I’d never travel 50 miles to see, but one I’d be fucking delighted to see were playing near me, or were on the bill of a gig I was going to anyway.

If you’re more into the Black Sabbath / Led Zep / Hard Rock / Metal / Stoner Rock / Sludge lineage than I am then go see them NOW.

My thoughts on Witch Tripper are pretty similar.  More of a hard rock act than MoM, perhaps the best description would be the high energy rock n roll end of hard rock.  If that sounds like your bag then check ’em out, because it’s not really my bag but the energy levels and single-minded determination to rock (n roll) won me over.  Most bands doing this kinda thing fall somewhere between boring me and offending me… it is a testament to how much they clearly believe in this 100% that they can convince me too.

Leafy Incline’s next gig is Leafy Incline 6 – Leaf Fest – and it hits the Star mid-pm on 29th April 2018.

The Telescopes – Violence

November 9, 2017

Where the fuck would this song fit in if it were released today?

Chooooooooon as my 4 year old would say (though maybe not about this, he prefers Pet Shop Boys and Uptown Funk. He’s got fucking great taste but this one might take him a few more years.)

Th’ Faith Healers

July 24, 2017

I first heard Th’ Faith Healers do a live version of Jesus Freak.  Excellent noisy weird shit.

Then this perfect single –

Seriously fucked-up, energetic, garage punk noise.  Perfect for back then when my car has a shit stereo and stuff with little bass didn’t mind a system that pumped out none.

They turned into a weird kinda psychedelic, laid-back, krautrock, groove machine with noise tendencies.  Kinda the band Spiritualized coulda been if they’d been totally different.

Don’t Jones Me –

There is a case for Reptile Smile being the best song in the history of recorded music –

Absolutely superb… so fucking groovy, so noisy, so sweet, so relentless, so perfect.

Just do yourself a favour and listen to loads of their stuff and see where on the noise trance axis you fall.

Current Best of the Rest

July 23, 2017

Best of the rest in and around south-west Surrey and north-east Hants – Guildford, Farnborough etc etc… and a bit further afield.

Freakouts – Grungey punk / post-punk newcomers.

Grits – a surprisingly unique combination of heavy alternative rock with a reasonably mainstream sensibility.  Or maybe this is bollocks.  They rock.

Morass of Molasses – fine sludge 3 piece.  Riffs aplenty.

Parachute For Gordo – suprisingly funky post-punk / post rock act who get tagged as post rock.  Or something.  Well worth checking out.

Princess – dark, scratchy, 80s Cave / Cash, noise-rock miserablists.  Fantastic.

Silent Mode – desert rock / stoner thing.  They have quite a unique and heavy sound, really riffy and damn catchy.  The sort of band I can imagine winning over loads of new fans if they were on at a festival.

Slug 13 – grunge noise rock.  All riffs and wah and bass and drums.  It just works, getting better and better.  Check out the recent ep.  My kinda music.

Space Church – madness.  I like them most at their heaviest.  They have the funk.  When they want to.  Different every time.

Swords of Thought – noisiest pure pop band ever.  Or a poppy Sonic Youth.  Or something.  Are they a bit like William who I used to love?

Trevor’s Head – New lp on the way (and the last one, Tricolossus, was superb).  Stoner grunge shit.

Typical Hunks – scratchy, noisy, 80s-sounding, drum-machine-wielding genii.

Best of the rest of the rest (bands on this list might have recently split up, or I haven’t seen them live yet and need to check ’em out more, or they’re too big for this list [esp. EtS]) – Aching Muscle – Blackwaters – Tommy Blackwood – Camcorder – Drugstore Cowboys – Employed to Serve – Eulogy – Fauntleroy – Gutlocker – Heinous Pianist – Vinyl Staircase.

Who have I forgotten – let me know?  All genres welcome but pure metal, progressive metal, folk, country or anything mainstream better be INCREDIBLE to get anywhere near the list.

Gigs in Guildford and Surrounds April 1st 2017 onwards

April 1, 2017

Updated list of upcoming gigs by bands in and around Guildford that have caught my eye… this does purport to be a full listing – it’s stuff that’s caught my eye, with bands or promoters I particularly like in bold.  If you’re in a band or a promoter or venue then you’re welcome to get in touch and let me know about what you do – if it interests me I’ll add you on.

Saturday 15th April 2017
Moper (ex-SBB), Group of Man at the West End Centre in Aldershot

Friday 21st April 2017
Camcorder, Moper (ex-SBB), Tailblock, Grenades at the Fighting Cocks in Kingston

Sunday 23rd April 2017
End of Salvation, Gutlocker, Kill For Company, Spreading The Disease at the Star Inn, Guildford

Friday 28th April 2017
Wonk Unit, The Wonder Beers, Second In Line at the Star Inn, Guildford [Jasta11 Gigs]

Friday 28th April 2017
Masiro, Slug 13, Luau, Who Saw The Light at the Lounge Bar in Alton [Trial n Error Night]

Saturday 29th April 2017
ALLUSONDRUGS at the West End Centre in Aldershot

Sunday 30th April 2017
Muncie Girls at the Boileroom in Guildford

Monday 1st May 2017
Meat Wave at the Boileroom in Guildford

Thursday 4th May 2017
Muncie Girls plus Support at the West End Centre in Aldershot

Friday 5th May 2017
Diggeth, Cavalli, March The Desert, Squid Resist at the Face Bar in Reading [The Swamp]

Saturday 6th May 2017
Forward 4 Wiz Trust 10th Birthday Celebration
I Plead Irony, Parachute For Gordo, Deadstate, Princess, Red Means Danger, Joe Booley, The Hunt at the West End Centre in Aldershot

Tuesday 9th May 2017
Shame at the Boileroom in Guildford

Thursday 11th May 2017
Hands Off Gretel at the Boileroom in Guildford

Sunday 14th May 2017
Buzz Rodeo, PORCH, This is Wreckage, Space Church at the Star Inn, Guildford [Buffalo Club Night]

Friday 19th May 2017
Morass of Molasses (album Launch), Cybernetic Witch Cult, Prophets of Saturn, Sons of Endor, Tuskar in Reading [The Swamp]

Friday 19th May 2017
Skraeckoedlan, Tank 86, Pensevor at the Sanctuary, Basingstoke.  [Buffalo Club night].

Saturday 20th May 2017
Deadwound, Pensevor, Sealclubber at The Fighting Cocks, Kingston

Friday 2nd June 2017
The Frankleys, Camcorder plus more TBC at the Star Inn, Guildford [Jasta 11 Gigs]

Friday 2nd June 2017
Heinous Pianist, Sizzling Bonobas, Senor Fire at the Lounge Bar in Alton
Note – First support band should really change their name to Sizzling Bono His Smug Face Melting on a Barbecue for the World’s Pleasure and Delight

Sunday 18th June 2017
Jungfrau, Swords of Thought, and more TBC at the Star Inn, Guildford [Buffalo Club Night]

Friday 30th June 2017
ALLUSONDRUGS / Icarus Dive / Silent Mode at the Star in Guildford [Jasta 11 Gigs]

Sunday 30th July 2017
Moper (ex-SBB) at the Facebar in Reading

Promoters to follow –

The Buffalo Club Facebook Page – Noise, alternative, all sorts.

Jasta 11 Gigs Facebook Page – Indie, alternative, all sorts.

Leafy Incline Promotions Facebook Page – Noisy, grungey stuff.

Rose Coloured Records Facebook Page – Indie, alternative, all sorts.

The Swamp Reading Facebook Page – Sludge, Doom

Trial N Error Productions Facebook Page – Sludge, DoomAll sorts / experimental

Venues to Follow –

The Boileroom Guildford Facebook Page

The Facebar Reading Facebook Page

The Lounge Bar Alton Facebook Page

Sanctuary Basingstoke Facebook Page

The Star Inn Guildford Facebook Page

West End Centre Aldershot Facebook Page

Past Events –

Friday 7th April 2017
Confessions of a Traitor, Gutlocker, Throatpunch City, Silent Mode at the Lounge Bar in Alton

Friday 7th April 2017
Hummune, Wychhound, Morass of Molasses, Nyogtha at the Facebar in Reading

Sunday 9th April 2017
UNMAN, Typical Hunks, Lost You To The Cities, Gift of Blindness and Sleepwalker at the Star Inn, Guildford [Trial n Buffalo Night]

Sunday 5th March get yo ass down the Star Inn, Guildford

February 25, 2017

… for this…

Should be a good ‘un, and anyone who gives a shit about alternative music, noisy guitars, noise rock, blah blah f’ing blah, should support it if they can.

Princess and Slug13 rock.  Not gonna bother checking out King Ghidora or Blackdroid in advance… if the Leafy Incline guys are putting them on then they’ll be worth checking out.

Buffalo Club Saturday August 6th – Put it in the diary

June 8, 2016

The awesome guys at the Buffalo Club are back again on 6th August 2016 at the Back Room of the Star Inn in Guildford.

They are not the only local promoters to be doing worthwhile things, but NONE (and I mean NONE) who seem to be so exacting.  Not every band they put on is great, but every band they put on is trying to be great (which is great) or different (which is great) or both (which is very great).

Expect music which is noisy, alternative and quite possibly experimental.  Band names to follow when they’re publicised.