Gig Guide with Lyndsey Oliver
TONIGHT Irish folk punkers, The Roughneck Riot return to The Full Moon in Newcastle thanks to Punks Not Ted Promotions. Support comes from The Healthy Junkies from London and The Angry Bombs from Redditch. Music starts at 7.30pm, entry is £5 on the door.
Leeds-based party starters The Sunshine Underground headline their sold-out show at The Sugarmill from 7.30pm.
The band have been uncharacteristically quiet of late, squirrelled away working on tracks for their as yet untitled third studio album.
With a 12 date UK tour kicking off this month to stretch their touring legs and road test their new tracks.
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Alternative rock band Pacific return to The Box in Crewe for a headline slot. The Cheshire-based four piece arrive fresh from a short run of dates, including topping the bill at Manchester Academy 3, and their debut EP Giants is out this summer. Till The Fall make their long awaited debut while with a new line up, and Semiphore return to their home venue.
Impressive mid-Cheshire outfit Indigo City complete the bill. Doors open at 7.30pm, and tickets are £5.
Elsewhere, Shadow Fire make their long-awaited debut at The Green Star in Smallthorne. They headline from 8pm, and entry is free.
On Saturday it's the second instalment of the live night Electro Evangelist presents Fly Gothic at The Basement Club in Hanley.
London's finest Jerome Hill brings his unique eclectic record collection, and joining him will be Chemical Plant, Jamie Howlin' Howlett and Ben What? Entry begins at 9pm, and entry is £4, £5 after 1am.
In the summer of 2011 The Step On Boys began their monthly 'Step On' night at the now defunct Heroes bar in Camden Town London.
The first night pulled in one of the biggest crowds that Heroes has seen with hundreds of revellers flocking to the bar. Breaking away from the recent indie music, the original Britpop and rock influenced band, Fools Paradise headline The Full Moon on Saturday. Support comes from Dead Format, a two piece band with guitarist and singer James and Kev McGee on drums. They have had showcase gigs featured in The Times with Manchester's finest acts and praise from Bonehead, Tim Burgess and The Enemy. The Step On DJs are Northern through and through. Born in Stoke-on-Trent, the boys were bought up with Northern Soul, Britpop and the infamous music of the Hacienda. Special Guest DJ Darren Hall joins Handy and Peachy from 8pm. Entry is £3.
Local indie rock heroes The Get Alongs return to headline The Underground on Friday, May 4. Support comes from The Way and The Van'Dals and The Ruby Dukes. Doors open at 7.30pm and tickets are £4 from the bands or Music Mania on 01782 206000.