A trio of treats this week as the ‘Savile’ ‘enquiry’ goes after a man in a red suit with a dodgy beard and an apparent fetish for bouncing kiddies on his knee...
Tuesday 11th December
The Hives @ O2 Academy – Swedish garage rockers who, amazingly, celebrate their 20th anniversary next year. Bee there...ho ho ho (I could write Christmas cracker jokes...)
Thursday 13th December
Pete Williams @ The Hare and Hounds – This dude’s debut album (crafted after 30 odd years in the music biz) is one of 2012’s hidden gems. You may know him as part of the reanimated Dexys line-up (he was in one of the first incarnations of the band too) but trust me, you really need to see him take centre stage.
Saturday 15th December
Castrovalva / Exit International / Layers @ The Sunflower Lounge - Oh...my...this is going to get messy. Rock, hip hop, synths, enough BASSSSSSSS to blow up all your internal organs...and that’s just the headline band. One of the few Christmas Parties actually worth turning up to.