GIG OF THE WEEK: IVORY TUSKS & GUESTS KEEP ON BURNING A THE CEDAR ROOM

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IVORY TUSKS, PENGUIN, ANDWHATARMY? AND SHERMER @ THE CEDAR ROOM,
FRI 22nd FEB, 8pm. £3 entry.

Burn Down the Disco’s Keep on Burning is this weeks recommended Gig of the Week. It features four brilliant local acts in a line-up transcends the ‘indie’ label that BDTD normally carries and that will appeal to metal and alt rock fans as welll as BDTD regulars.

Headlining is Stoner Rock band Ivory Tusks who have drawn comparisons to Queens of the Stone Age, and if you listen to their track Virgin, those comparisons are completely justified. With a set list made up of experimental space jams and then catchy numbers like this, these guys are worthy headliners of this gig and in fact, any gig!

Next up is Hemsowrth’s Penguin, an alternative three piece who formed when they were just fourteen. Whilst being completely original, they’ve been compared to the likes of Biffy Clyro, Muse, Nirvana & U2 and fuse Alt Rock with lashings of Prog.

ANDWHATARMY? is the new band forged from members of Dirty Jeans, Better For Nothing and Paradine Case and are playing their debut gigs throughout 2013. They have recently launched a soundcloud page previewing a couple of demos.

And finally there is Shermer who is opening the night. Already well known in both indie and metal circles, the band have a big atmospheric sound, which compliments vocalist Tom’s husky voice perfectly. Recalling Hope of the States and early Feeder, their songs are big, post-grunge pop.

Check out full details of Keep on Burning here: http://www.facebook.com/events/503709846339122/

HAYLEY SMITH @ THE CAFE BAR AT THE CIVIC
FRI 22nd FEB. 7:30pm – 9pm. FREE ENTRY

http://www.facebook.com/events/354436868004542/
…and if you’re around before hand, why not nip next door and visit The Cafe Bar @The Civic and what the second in a series of new acoustic evenings organised by Rocket:Ball. Fri 22nd sees sets by two of Barnsley’s finest young talents.
Hayley Smith, ex-vocalist with Majority Vote plays solo, accompanied by ukulele and piano, I have previously compared Hayley to a young Joat Jett and Debbie Harry, and is influenced by everything from No Doubt, to Prince and Adam Ant to Cherri Bomb. All this, as she launches her new band Antesaint.

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