THE Cork and Bottle in Barnstaple has a busy week from tomorrow (Thursday) with a quiz night followed on Friday by Revival Night. DJ Ricky will be, err, reviving hits from the 60s-80s to take you back in time to strange collars and glitzy costumes. On Sat
THE Cork and Bottle in Barnstaple has a busy week from tomorrow (Thursday) with a quiz night followed on Friday by Revival Night. DJ Ricky will be, err, reviving hits from the 60s-80s to take you back in time to strange collars and glitzy costumes. On Saturday there's a disco alongside the venue's well-liked cocktail bar.On Sunday the popular Food Fighters will be aiding musical digestion with great songs.PressureKru and The Factory at Roundswell present a night of drum and bass at the venue on Saturday with Re-Educator, featuring Andy C, MC GQ, Kulak, Ironman, Renton, Elle B, Script MC, Chally MC and Millzy. This over-18s gig begins at 8pm and tickets are available on the door.New wave rockers Los Conios from Bristol will be at the Riverfront in Barnstaple on Saturday, before heading off to join the Dead Kennedys on tour. Support is from local surf rock favourites The Yum Yums.Karaoke returns to Glitterball tonight (Wednesday) for more DIY mayhem. Those who like to get on stage can go along and join Sod 'em and Sing Karaoke at Sherry's Tavern on Monday too.On Sunday jazz fans are invited to catch the train from town to Eggesford at 11.10am, to enjoy a lunchtime gig with The Steve Tucker All Star Jazz Band at the Fox and Hounds.The annual Potwalloping Festival returns to Westward Ho! from Saturday to Monday and will feature a host of live bands every night, including Zamba, Wilderland (on Monday,) Junction 27, Severe Zero (also Monday,) The Sonix and more. Full programme available at local shops or Tourist Information Centres, or email email@example.com The fiery rockin' folk of the Dambuskers will be playing fiery rocking folk at the Blacksmiths in East-the-Water on Friday.Then they join many bands at the Myrthwithin Festival near Bradworthy, which runs from Saturday to Monday and is a new event. A varied mix includes Astralasia, Electrum, Nana Tsiboe, Lazy and more. Info/tickets www.myrthwithin.eclipse.co.uk Tomorrow and a bit closer to home there's more musical fun at Quigley's in Bideford as Sod 'em and Sing strolls back for another weekly singalong or three. Catch the boys on Sunday too, with Tom taking the roadshow to the Blacksmiths (E-the-W) and Nick heading off to the Heavitree.Shine will be offering illuminating sound at the Joiners Arms on Friday night and then on Saturday the exceptional duo of Peter Bruntnell and Dave Little will be back at the venue.A big weekend of music at the Palladium this week, with Nice Peter on Friday night and continuing on Saturday with that unshakeable band Kick the Habit. On Sunday The Convulsions will be twisting musical notes around their instruments in a most impressive fashion!The Kingsley at Northam hosts more acoustic jamming on Tuesday from 8.30pm.Rock 'n' roll "wild man" Peter Kirk (known to enjoy the odd afternoon gig and cup of tea) is back in nighttime mode on Saturday as he plays at the British Legion in Appledore from 8.30pm.The Beaver at Appledore presents a little blues with Fiddlebix on Monday from 8-10pm.The Guy Fenton Quartet will be jazzing it up at the Hartland British Legion on Saturday from 9pm to midnight.In Braunton, a reggae rock band all the way from the Caribbean island of St Lucia will be appearing at the Aggi on Saturday for what should be an excellent gig plus support from the Shackrats.You can catch AJ and the Underdogs at the London Inn on Saturday.The White Lion, meanwhile, has a DJ on Friday and on Saturday Tequila Rockinbird will be performing. On Sunday Amy Newton and Open Mic returns.The Red Barn at Woolacombe hosts the rockabilly, yeehaw and rock 'n' roll sound of the Dimestore Gamblers on Friday.Safely returned from Across the Water or "over yer" as it's sometimes known, The Average Blues Band will be back with Open Mike in Cook Island at Mullacott tomorrow, apparently with Torridge mud on their Docs because the tide was out...Guildford sleaze rockers Vamps and Gypsies will be hitting the Marlboro in Ilfracombe on Friday as part of a national tour. The band will be supported by Blood Spectrum (Cornwall) and Salvation Failed.The Dimestore Gamblers will be rockin' and rollin' into the Pier Tavern on Saturday for a free gig..