Tony Wright (6)Another busy week ahead in the music venues and pubs of this fair town, so without further ado…

Plenty to choose from for the fans of original music tonight, the biggest name being Tony Wright who comes to Level III courtesy of those awfully nice people at Sheer Music. You will know Tony as the frontman with Terrorvision and he is joined on this leg of his UK acoustic tour by former Black Spiders main man, Pete Spiby and a solo slice of HipRoute.

The charming finger-style folk sound of Chris Webb will be found emanating from The Beehive, an affable man with a bag of songs that are infectious, delicate, inspiring and emotive in equal measure and at The Tuppenny there is even more acoustic music to be had. Raze*Rebuild will be attempting to strip down their, usually huge, Americana sound to its less electrically driven essence and they are joined by the deft and dexterous Leon Daye.

If something more meaty is required then you might like to head to The Victoria where Southern Californian blues-rockers Idlewar will be playing the first date of their UK tour and delivering a sound that mixes Zeppelin’s classicism with Soundgarden’s alternative vibes. Empyre play the role of perfectly matched support band and local new kids on the rock block Pool kick the night off.

Friday sees the welcome return of the mercurial Alan Clayson and The Argonauts to The Beehive, always a fantastic and highly original night from the man who has navigated 60s underground pop, 70s psychedelia and 80s new wave, and who remains the sanest man on the lunatic fringe. Two helpings of rock and roll can be found firstly with Derailer spreading musical mayhem at The Castle and also with Rotten Aces’ tribute to the sound of punk and new wave at The Queen’s Tap.

Vice Versa offer a wide range of rock and indie from the 70’s to the 90’s at The Rolleston and Locomotion will be providing the sax attack at The Victoria. If something of a more acoustic nature is to your tastes then try either Jimmy Moore and his mesmerisingly delivered modern folk style at The Village Inn or Drew Bryant and his accessible set of songs at The Tap & Barrell.

Sheer Music play a blinder for the second time this week as Saturday sees Milk Teeth take to The Victoria’s stage for some ear-crunching music with just a slight whiff of 90s nostalgia as it references punk, post-hardcore, grunge and emo. Fresh and All Ears Avow add additional reasons to go.

A DJ set at Level III might not seem anything out of the ordinary but if I mention that it is none other than Happy Monday’s Bez spinning the tunes then you can see that it something a bit special. Support for this comes in the form of local club maestro Chaney. Possibly at the furthest end of the musical spectrum from this, The Waiting Room plays host to Devil’s Prefects, a duo that gives a nod to Johnny Cash, a wink to Elvis and plays country music with a tongue firmly set in its cheek.

The hilariously named My Mates Band bring rock and indie standards to The Moonrakers, Sister Sister prove that the girls really do just wanna have fun at The Manor and at The Coleview Community Centre Locarno Beat put 60’s and 70’s rock and pop on a pedestal.

If you fancy a helping of rockabilly and rock ’n’ roll then The Bulltown Boys mix originals and classics at The Queen’s Tap, Toxic get the party started at The Swiss Chalet and if you have a hankering for funky, blues-rock, then Hipkiss, a band featuring vocalist Patsy Gamble and ex-Wishbone Ash guitarist Muddy Manninen, can be found at The Rolleston.

Sunday sees Stat-X bring all the best from rock and metal to The Duke of Edinburgh whilst  Parabolics cover everything from punk to indie, rock to glam at The Castle.

Also this Sunday sees Lazy Sunday Afternoon’s monthly gathering at Savernake Street Hall. Here you will find Kev Minney and his emotive acoustic balladry, Steph Brown’s breathtaking piano pieces, The Bellflowers accordion wrapped duets and of course your hosts Mr Love and Justice.