AN exciting weekend looms at the Marlboro Club in Ilfracombe this week. On Friday London base alternative rock band Czeduce will be dropping in as part of their national tour and support will be provided by local rockers Pangaea and the Pilgrims in their

AN exciting weekend looms at the Marlboro Club in Ilfracombe this week.On Friday London base alternative rock band Czeduce will be dropping in as part of their national tour and support will be provided by local rockers Pangaea and the Pilgrims in their ever gig - so go along if you want to say farewell! Plus tour support.Then on Saturday prepare for much gnashing of teeth as legendary singer Blaze Bayley - formerly Iron Maiden/Wolfsbane - arrives as part of his national tour!Probably providing the best stuff of his carer to date, Blaze will be supported by Voodoo Six plus Mendella and rap rockers Subliminal Army. Tickets - if any are left - are available from the club on (01271) 863001.The Landmark Theatre is hosting Route 66 on Saturday too, from 8.15pm. Ticket info (01271) 324242.On Sunday there's folk music at the Lantern from 10am.In Combe Martin on Saturday the Castle Inn hosts another Shammick Acoustic night with visiting folk artist Richard Grainger, a Teeside singer songwriter of traditional style and with guitar accompaniment. A singer with a varied repertoire.The Aggi in Braunton hosts Junction 27 and friends tonight (Wednesday) for a free acoustic session from 8pm. On Tuesday of next week (May 13) the venue welcomes Chris Byrom from 8 for another free gig.The White Lion will be a temporary hideout on Saturday for the excellent Tommy G and the Bandits, then on Sunday there's more Open Mic fun.Cable Car Catastrophe will be slamming into the Red Barn at Woolacombe on Friday (no... not literally) with another night of great live music.On Sunday afternoon from 3 and until 9pm, the Loose Fit Surf Shop in Exeter Road, Braunton, will be hosting singer and songwriter Douglas E Powell for the first in a series of chilled Sunday Sessions.Tomorrow the Average Blues Band will be back at Cook Island, Mullacott, for more Open Mike Night mania - get up there and twang yer instrument, as they say!The Ring O' Bells at Landkey will be welcoming back the Bedlam Boys tonight for another open mic acoustic sesh - instruments and twangin' fingers at the ready..The George at South Molton and your hosts the Wildwood Mountain Music Club present guests Beverly Smith and Carl Jones on Friday for a taste of old time the way it's supposed to be. This American duo are back by popular demand, with great harmonies, beautiful songs and plenty of humour. Tickets/info from (01769) 572514.There's karaoke in Bideford tomorrow (Thur) at Quigley's with the return of Sod 'em and Sing. On Saturday they're back at the Blacksmiths, East-the-Water and on Sunday you can catch 'em at the Heavitree. On Mondays as ever Sod 'em... will be at Sherry's in Barnstaple.The Dimestore Gamblers will be bring their great rockabilly sound to the Swan in Bideford on Saturday from 9.30pm.Tonight the Palladium Club presents Astral Circus and then on Friday prepare for the Chicago Music Explosion. Finally the Buck Brothers will be performing live on Saturday.The Blacksmiths hosts new (ish) local band AJ and the Underdogs on Friday.Maybe Naked will be appearing with their unblemished sound on Friday at the Joiners Arms and on Saturday the venue enjoys the return of local favourites the Food Fighters.This Tuesday and every Tuesday the Kingsley Inn at Northam invites you to an acoustic jamming session in the best laid-back style.The Elizabethan at Westward Ho! has more country with the Oceanview Club on Tuesday, with Mac Bailey providing the music.On Monday the Beaver at Appledore hosts Fiddlebix once again from 8-10pm for a night of fiddling' folk sounds, great tuen sand humour.