HELP support forgotten victims of the tsunami in Sri Lanka with a gig at the Aggi in Braunton on Friday organised by local charity Paddle 4 Relief. An acoustic open mic session with Douglas E Powell from 8-9pm, followed by Jim Jones, the Devil Deltas and

HELP support forgotten victims of the tsunami in Sri Lanka with a gig at the Aggi in Braunton on Friday organised by local charity Paddle 4 Relief.An acoustic open mic session with Douglas E Powell from 8-9pm, followed by Jim Jones, the Devil Deltas and Pete Bruntnell. Find out more at www.paddle4relief.com.DJ Benny Joy will keep the decks going at the White Lion on Friday and on Saturday the venue has all out hip hop with The Breaks. On Sunday Amy Newton invites all to join her for open mic night.The outstanding Johnny Cash tribute band Ring Of Fire will be at the Red Barn in Woolacombe tomorrow for fans of "the man in black," old and new.On Saturday Fun on the Fields at Woolacombe features covers and original material with Revival, from 4.45pm.Ilfracombe's Pier Tavern continues its trend of quality gigs with the Split Personalities on Saturday from 9pm.A double header at the Marlboro, beginning on Friday with top London punk band Duel on their new album tour. Support comes from fellow London punks High Compression and local favourites Salvation Failed.Debra Bonham, sister of later Led Zep drummer John and her band, will be in town on Saturday. Support with South West rockers Morph plus Crystal Arcade.Favourites Kitty and the Lost Boys will be in Ilfracombe on Friday as they play live at the Sandpiper from 9pm.Cook Island at Mullacott continues to open its mic to the Average Blues Band and all comers with another session of the popular event tomorrow.Combe Martin Music Festival continues on Friday with Amy Newton at the Pack O' Cards in the village. On Saturday from 3pm Alan Phillips will be playing rock ballads and covers.Five Furious Fish will be appearing for the first time on Saturday evening in a welter of Celtic folk and reggae at the Royal Marine on the seafront.It's Jazz Sunday this week, with changes to the scheduled listing. Now the Stannery Jazzmen will be at the Dolphin Inn from 2pm, then in the evening Simon Banks and Kevin Grenfell will be at the George and Dragon.Shammick Acoustic Session Open Night at the castle Inn on Saturday welcomes skilful guitarist Nigel Mazlyn-Jones, brimful of songs inspired by the South West land, sea and sky.In Barnstaple on Friday, the Olive Branch hosts the Average Blues Band.The Liquidators have come in as a late replacement to Saturday's gig for the North Devon Hospice at the Factory in Roundswell. The excellent ska outfit will be joining Severe Zero and Spoonful and others from 6pm. Tickets from (01271) 329317 or www.thefactoryonline.co.uk The Castle Inn, Landkey, welcomes musician Brendon Taylor on Tuesday of next week (Jul 8) for what should be a good open mic session.Peter Kirk will be at Barnstaple Liberal Club on Saturday. On Sunday catch Pete for an afternoon session at Marshalls, Boutport Street from 3-6pm.On Monday Sherry's Tavern is home to Sod 'em and Sing Karaoke for more shenanigans. Then Bideford with Quigley's tomorrow and the Heavitree on Sunday.On Tuesday next, the Ocean View Country Music Club will be at Alverdiscott Village Hall, with Double Whisky from 8.30pm.Wilderland, tambourines and all, will be at the Jack Russell in Swimbridge on Saturday to bring more folk music with attitude to the masses.Jazzing it up in Bideford on Friday, the Guy Fenton All Stars plus special guest Geoff Cole, formerly of the Ken Coyler Jazzmen, will be playing from 9pm-midnight. On Saturday the venue welcomes back Shine.The Raskolnikovs from New Zealand will be bringing a mix of Eastern European and Gothic rock to the Palladium Club for a night of free music tomorrow. On Friday there's lively music from the Devil Delta Blues Band and on Saturday more from Luke Doherty and Enzo.The Kingsley Inn at Northam invites all to an informal acoustic jam on Tuesday of next week.The Pete Canter Quartet will be at the Merry Harriers Nursery in Woolsery on Friday from 7.30pm. Call (01237) 431611 for ticket info.AJ and the Underdogs are at the Union Inn, Dolton, on Saturday.The George at South Molton hosts enduring and well known guitarist Wiz Jones on Friday at 8pm - a favourite at the venue, he never disappoints! Ticket info from (01769) 572514.