Dorset Gig Guide 31st August 2012

Unless otherwise stated, expect gigs to start at around 8.30pm to 9.30pm.

SATURDAY 1st September

Knotslip/Jilted Generation/8 Days Later/Silly Band (Pavilion, Esplanade, Weymouth DT4 8ED): Here’s a feast for you, courtesy of Hourglass Promotions: From 7.20pm, Silly Band will be celebrating the works of System of a Down, followed at 8pm by 8 Days Later’s tribute to Green Day. At 9pm, Jilted Generation will endeavour to justify their status as the UK’s number one Prodigy tribute act, followed at 10:30pm by Knotslip, a band dedicated to the works of (you guessed it) Abba. Nah, I’m ‘avin a larf – it’s Slipnkot, innit? Tickets are £7 in advance from the Weymouth Pavilion Box Office (01305 783225), Emporium in Weymouth and Stand Proud Tattoos in Bridport, or online at  www.hourglasspromo.co.uk/tickets &www.ticketweb.co.uk .Check out Jilted Generation here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSlVvG8WLCQ

Vile Imbeciles/Surfin’ Birds (Finns, Westham Road, Weymouth DT4 8NU).

Sereoironics (Golden Lion, St Edmund Street, Weymouth DT4 8AR).

The Dinnerladies (Apple Tree, Trinity Street, Dorchester DT1 1TT):The Beatles, The Who, The Stones,Squeeze, Pulp, Van Morrison, Blur and a little Fats Domino.

UK Gold (Cornwall Hotel, Alexandra Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 2LZ): The wonderful world of Glam, as performed by The Sweet, Slade and T Rex, plus a spot of Sabbath.

Star Jam (The Star, Gloucester St, Dorset DT4 7AW):

DT8 (Red House, Dorchester Road, YeovilBA22 9RA): Brass-heavy soul and funk.

Blue Room Baboons (Ropemakers, West Street, Bridport DT6 3QP): This exciting and captivating band are exploding on to the scene with a blend of Rock, Funk, Blues and Soul. The band most certainly create a unique sound and often seamlessly blends covers of popular Rock and Soul songs with original material to create a funk pit frenzy. A combination of exciting new talent and experienced musicians has ensured a well-polished live show, with creative and engaging music. See for yourselves: www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqMY4RCwygM

Pheonix (Crown Inn, West Bay Road, Bridport DT6 4AX):AC/DC, The Jam, Led Zepplin, Queen, Joan Jet, Pink, Bon Jovi, Kings of Leon, Billy Idol, Anastacia, Robert Palmer, U2 and many more.

Green Bay (Mr Kyps, Parr Street, Ashley Cross, Lower Parkstone, Poole BH14 0JY): Green Day tribute. Doors open at 8pm; admission is £10 in advance or £12 on the door. Tickets are available online from www.ticketweb.co.uk; details on 01202 748945 or at www.mrkyps.net. There will also be a matinee performance earlier in the day for under-16s at £5 each; details as above.

Ansell & Gretel (Sailor’s Return, Nicholas Street, Weymouth DT4 8AD).

Darren H (Edinburgh House of Sounds, St Thomas Street, Weymouth DT4 8EW).

Simon Gee (Duke of Cornwall, St Edmund Street, Weymouth DT4 8AS).

SUNDAY 2nd September

Custer’s Last Blues Band (George Hotel, South Street, Bridport DT6 3NQ): Blues, boogie, jump jive and swing from Hamish Maxwell and the massed ranks of Custer’s, from 8pm.

Replay (Red Lion, Hope Square, Weymouth DT4 8TR): 50s and 60s rock’n’roll and pop.

The Sailor’s Jam Session (Sailor’s Return, Nicholas Street, Weymouth DT4 8AD): Mark Stacey hosts this weekly session. Music from 8pm.

Frank E Finn (Edinburgh House of Sounds, St Thomas Street, Weymouth DT4 8EW): Music from 8.15pm.

Acoustic Afternoon (Queen’s Hotel, King Street, Weymouth DT4 7BJ): A mellow acoustic session here every Sunday from 4pm to 8pm, with PA provided.

Jamie Pinnow’s Open Mic Surgery – The Apple Tree sessions (Apple Tree, Trinity Street, Dorchester DT1 1TT): Jamie will be fielding all requests here every Sunday, from 3pm until 6pm.

Solid Gold Duo (Central Hotel, Esplanade, Weymouth DT4 8EB): Pop covers from this duo, here every Sunday night.

Finnian (Duke of Cornwall, St Edmund Street, Weymouth DT4 8AS).

MONDAY 3rd September

Mr Bucket (Lazy Lizard, Esplanade, Weymouth DT4 8DG): Toby and Phil are here every Monday night.

North & South (Duke of Cornwall, St Edmund Street, Weymouth DT4 8AS).

Michael Roberts (Hotel Mon Ami, Esplanade, Weymouth DT4 7NN): Saxophones, flute, harmonica and vocals from Michael, here every Monday night.

Pete Howell (Russell Hotel, Esplanade, Weymouth DT4 7NG): A singalong with Pete and his accordion here every Monday night.

TUESDAY 4thSeptember

Wonky Donkeys (Lord Nelson, Poole Quay BH15 1HJ): A special bit of Donkey work tonight, as it’s Paul Buckley’s birthday.

Dave Griffiths (Boot Inn, High Street, Weymouth DT4 8JH).

Acoustically Acclaimed (Lazy Lizard, Esplanade, Weymouth DT4 8DG): Tom Morris hosts this weekly acoustic jam session.

B J McCabe (Norfolk Hotel, Esplanade, Weymouth DT4 7ES).

WEDNESDAY 5th September

Dave Bowen & his Jazz Friends (Three Compasses, Charminster DT2 9QT): Exemplary jazz from the golden era.

Tom Caulfield (Boho Bar, St Thomas Street, Weymouth DT4 8EQ): Gritty, blues-infected original material covers from Tom. You can catch him here every Wednesday night.

Danny Adams (Banus, Esplanade, Weymouth DT4 8DH).

Jam Session (Royal Exchange, Weston, Portland DT5 2BZ): Portland’s weekly jam session, with PA etc provided.

Jam with Mark (Wellington Arms, St Alban Street, Weymouth DT4 8PY).

Jefferson Jon (Russell Hotel, Esplanade, Weymouth DT4 7NG): Country, and also western, from Big John.

B J McCabe (Hotel Mon Ami, Esplanade, Weymouth DT4 7NN): Beejer is here every Wednesday.

Wessex Folk Night (Sailors Return, Nicholas Street, Weymouth DT4 8AD): Acoustic folk, here every Wednesday.

THURSDAY 6thSeptember

Skint Imperials’ Jam Session (Café Vie D’Amour, St Mary Street, Weymouth DT4 8PB): Barbara, Nick and Rob host this weekly jam session.

Brian (George Inn, Custom House Quay, Weymouth DT4 8BE): Pop and rock covers from Brian, here every Thursday night.

Irish Tune Session (Cove House Inn, Chiswell, Portland DT5 1AW).

Jamie Pinnow’s Open Mic Surgery (Tom Brown’s, High East Street, Dorchester DT1 1HU).

B J McCabe (Richmoor Hotel, Esplanade, Weymouth DT4 7NP): B J’s here every Thursday night.

Steve’s Singalong (Duke of Cornwall, St Edmund Street, Weymouth DT4 8AS): Steve hosts this session, with guests joining in.

Traditional Tune Session (Cove House Inn, ChiswelI, Portland DT5 1AW):

FRIDAY 7th September

Cambion/Eden In Vain/Kill The Conversation (Finns, Westham Road, Weymouth DT4 8NU).

AC/Beebies (Black Dog, St Mary Street, Weymouth DT4 8PB).

Talon (The Barn at the Square and Compass, Windmill Hill, Nr Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9NX): Not merely a tribute to The Eagles, Talon also nod caps toJames Taylor, Simon & Garfunkel, John Denver and the like. Advance tickets are £12.50, available from the venue on 01823 480467 or from Blackcat Records in Taunton, or Acorn Music in Yeovil. Admission on the door is £15, but be warned that Talon’s last appearance here was a sell-out.

Jack Harrison & The Dharma Bums (No.10 Bistro, East Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3LF).

Kirkwood Brown Trio (Ropemakers, West Street, Bridport DT6 3QP): Acoustic blues/jazz/rock played on acoustic and resonator guitars, mandolin/mandocello and double bass. Three excellent musicians with ‘previous form’ combine their skills to play an eclectic mixture of musical styles. James Kirk (double bass), a New Yorker and previously a Chicago session musician and resident bassist with NBC has played with many great musicians including Albert Collins, Honeyboy Edwards and Don Cherry. Marc Woodward (mandolin) has played with John Renbourn, the late Jo-Anne Kelly, Peter Rowan and many others from the folk, blues and bluegrass scene. Robin Brown (guitars and vox) is an established and highly regarded singer/ songwriter slide guitar player and producer. Here’s your preview: www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0HQU1P_zHY

Terry Nash is Meatloaf (Mr Kyps, Parr Street, Ashley Cross, Lower Parkstone, Poole BH14 0JY): Doors open at 8pm; admission is £10 in advance or £12 on the door. Tickets are available online from www.ticketweb.co.uk; details on 01202 748945 or at www.mrkyps.net.

Elvis 56 (Edinburgh House of Sounds, St Thomas Street, Weymouth DT4 8EW).

Bill Solo (Wellington Arms, St Alban Street, Weymouth DT4 8PY): Audience-participation friendly pop and rock covers from Bill.

Open Mic Night (Sun Inn, King Street, Weymouth DT4 7BH).

Pzazz (Weymouth Working Men’s Club, Mitchell Street, Weymouth DT4 9AB).

CHRIS LONERGAN