I am Steve Siddle AKA Club Velocity presents
Published 21 Feb 2013 09:30 0 Comments
LISTEN UP: Steve Siddle
SO FAR, 2013 has been a good year and it is looking like it will stay that way, with a lot of seriously tasty musical talent in Berkshire at the minute.
This Friday, the 3.1419 Wonders are headlining the Rising Sun Arts Centre on Silver street. You will be able to see and hear what happened after Pete And The Pirates, as this is little Pete's new musical adventure. Supporting his band are the wonderful teenage guitar four-piece Watership and the most talked about new local band The Ultimate End. Doors 8pm, costs £5.
Then Saturday at the Queens Arms, Great Knollys Street, it is the Bellyeyesmile (formally Kinky Boot Beasts) EP launch party.Bellyeyesmile are seriously one of the best live bands, not only locally, but in the country. I love them. They deal in wonderful bendy punk-prog.
Noyo Mathis, from Portsmouth, are playing their debut show in Reading. This three-piece did emotional hardcore before it was fashionable. The mighty Shoot For The King, our answer to Teenage Fan Club or Big Star, are on the bill, as are local forward-thinking progressive rock of epic portions, Formby. This will be a great show.Doors 8pm, costs £5. Saturday, March 9, Reading On Fire is back. It has been in the bottom draw for the last few months, but it has had a nice long sleep, has woken up and is definitely now back and ready to kick some serious bottom. The relaunch is taking place at the Queens Arms, Great Knollys Street with the delightful Mellor headlining. They deal in a throw- back to the past, but are full throttle into the future as well.
Songs, songs and songs. Tighter than a pair of skinny jeans. Frank Skinner is a fan. Bloom, seem to have come from nowhere, but these kids deal in The Thames Valley Scene super-pop fuzz.
Terrics are my favourite band of the minute, who know who the Get Up Kids are. They are more punk rock than your dad. Liam Obey opens up and he sings a lot about Reading and is a genius. Bring a fire extinguisher with you!
Doors 8pm, costs £5.
Please support D.I.Y promoters as we are all really doing it for the right and real reasons.
This article appeared in Bracknell News 21 Feb 13