'TIS a quiet week it seems, so I may be waffling on more than usual... Anyone still standing after Monday's shenanigans and with voice to spare might want to call in at Sherry's Tavern in Barnstaple tomorrow (Thursday) when Sod 'em and Sing Karaoke retur

'TIS a quiet week it seems, so I may be waffling on more than usual... Anyone still standing after Monday's shenanigans and with voice to spare might want to call in at Sherry's Tavern in Barnstaple tomorrow (Thursday) when Sod 'em and Sing Karaoke returns to do what it does best and encourage the world to sing! Die-hard fans can catch the SSK machines back at the venue on Monday, too.At Glitterball in town on Saturday you can don your glad rags and go along for Ultimate Party Night, with all your favourite tunes until the wee hours.An increasingly popular local band in the shape of Plastic Hassle will be playing at the Palladium Club in Bideford on Friday night and then on Saturday another local favourite in Kick the Habit will be taking to the stage.DJ stage fans and anyone who wants to hear a mix of tunes is invited along to Quigley's Q Club on Fridays and Saturdays if they want to wear out their dancing shoes.Out of the Blue will be playing some serious blues at the Joiners Arms in Bideford on Saturday night - this is a venue which really believes in showcasing live local bands.If dancing and singing has left you shattered and scarred, why not get to work on your brain cells instead? The White Lion in Braunton has a Quiz Night tomorrow (Thursday) and then on Friday it's back into the fray with dancing to the Lion's DJs.If you know one end of a guitar from the other - and don't poke yourself in the eye when you pick up a drumstick - why not visit Cook Island at Mullacott Cross near Ilfracombe for Open Mic Night tomorrow?Your hosts the Average Blues Band will be delighted to welcome fellow music-makers, but even happier to welcome a crowd of music fans, so take a look...The Marlboro Club in Ilfracombe will be paying homage to the lifesavers of the town Lifeboat on Friday with an RNLI charity gig. Entry is free, but please make a donation to the folks who might have to save your skin one day?A fantastic foursome in the shape of Lunacry, Antitrust, The Devil In and Tom Connibear should make it well worth your while.Last, but not least, an early heads up for Wednesday of next week (January 9) at the George Hotel in South Molton when the only true "Mecca" for bluegrass and American roots music -Wildwood Flower Mountain Music Club - returns for the new year from 8.30pm.That's about it (hope you're still awake...)