Saturday night, I made my way to arguably one of the top independent music Venues in Scunthorpe providing live music, The Lincoln Imp in Scunthorpe .
If you’re into something a little more alternative, maybe rock, metal, emo, screamo, punk then these gigs could be right up your street. Here’s our top picks for BIG alternative gigs announced so far for 2018 in Scunthorpe.
Following a hugely successful first year, Independent Venue Week is back in 2015 with 5 times as many venues taking part all around the UK. Frank Turner has taken over the mantle as this year’s Ambassador from Radiohead’s Colin Greenwood.
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England, Independent Venue Week is a 7 day long series of gigs running from 26th January – 1st February 2015.
At least 85 venues will be participating with shows across the 7 nights some of which are being curated by a growing number of industry partners. This year, these include BBC Introducing, Xfm, Rough Trade, Domino, Noisey, Boiler Room, Communion, Huw Stephens, 13 Artists, The 405, Fierce Panda and Club Fandango. Also curating 2 nights is Xtra Mile, Frank Turners label and Frank will be headlining 2 special shows for IVW, one of which is at 93 Feet East where he played his first ever gig.
The Lincoln Imp are proud to present the first of their Independent Venue Week shows with the likes of the Palma Violets,Ming City Rockers and The Carnabys on the line up along with some very special guests…TBA
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The second show to celebrate Independent venue week will be Allusondrugs, The Carnabys and IRON HANDS.
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Ming City Rockers hail from Immingham situated near to Grimsby. (the ‘Ming’ in their name comes from the name of their hometown) They may not share much love for their hometown but it gave them inspiration for a name to remember and if it weren’t for the small town you might never have got the Ming city Rockers.
The foursome create impassioned music that is often compared to sounds of The Stooges, MC5 and a handful of punks from a time when skinny jeans were just standard.
The band members consist of Clancy Jones on Rhythm Guitar/vocals/harmonica, Morely Adams on Lead Guitar/backing vocals, Doc Ashton on Drums & Jakki Walsh on bass.
You can’t really miss them at a gig whether they are on stage or just walking around the venue.With their big hair do’s and smart suit jacket & tie dress code. I have never seen these 4 in a t-shirt and jeans on stage or in a photo for that matter.It’s like they have their own uniform to rock.
I’ve seen a few times the band being slated for ignorance and attitude, but I wouldn’t be put off by this because, they aren’t they just re-tweet it!
Their I don’t care attitude and apparent ignorance is rock and roll and it seems to work pretty well for them, so just enjoy the music they create. Also in my personal experience they didn’t tell me to f Off. Instead they put their arms round me and posed for a band whore photo.I did feel as though my hair let me down a little that day, I should have gone for the back comb and triple hairspray.
I would speak more of their performance but we were in the basement of the venue filming a band interview with Skarlett Riot… but I do know that night was quite full and they supported The Struts.
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Lucky for us #Scunthorpians this weekend The Ming City Rockers hit Henry’s to headline the Peacock sessions which is £5 a ticket and now £5 on the door and don’t forget you also get Hardr:ve included in that ticket price. See Here