Live Review/Video: Global Battle Of The Bands Winners 2013 ‘The Carnabys’


As a first of many times now, we went to discover some new music in Scunthorpe, this time Get Your Haircut Promotions hosted The Carnabys.
What a treat they were, the lead vocals, brilliantly talented voice and enthusiasm to go with it. Continue reading Live Review/Video: Global Battle Of The Bands Winners 2013 ‘The Carnabys’


Leicester Coach Trip With Dirty Sterling


This Saturday at the Sumo in Leicester @_theSSS @TheHarrowbrooks and @DirtySterling. The boys are offering Coach Travel & gig entry for £15. Check out their facebook for details.


The #Scunthorpe Nights Survey- Click & Tick

Scunthorpe Independent News

Please take a few moments to fill in the survey.

Our Facebook page-Please like and share or invite friends. We would really appreciate it.

What can we do to improve? We have now taken on more voluntary and guest reviewers with a wide age range. This means we can reach more events and write more content. 

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Plowright Theatre – ‘Showtime’ by Jopsox

Scunthorpe & N Lincs LGBTQ

This event will take place at The Plowright Theatre from Thursday 5th until Saturday 7th June. We are sending young Jamie along to review the event.

Music from: Guys and Dolls, The Boyfriend, Easter Parade, Annie, Matilda, Sister Act, Billy Elliot, Hairspray and Blood Brothers are just a few of the shows covered in this spectacular evening of song and dance.

The Scunthorpe Amateur Operatic Society was founded in 1908 and is one of the oldest established groups presenting musical productions and concerts in the Scunthorpe area. More than 100 years later they are still going strong and welcome people of all ages from 15 upwards.

If you’re younger than 15 you may be more interested in the junior section, Jopsox. Further information can be obtained from Jacky Bacon, whose details are available on the ‘contact’ page.

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Free Entry: 1st Heat Of ‘Funny Scunny’ Tonight

Scunthorpe Independent News

Tonight will see the first heat of Funny Scunny a new local comedy competition.

This is a great platform for anyone who thinks they are funny to prove it or for the audience to discover a new talent.

This event will take place in the downstairs lounge at The Baths Hall.
Doors open at 7pm, 8pm start.
Tickets are free – just turn up on the night.

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Book launch to commemorate the Flixborough distater

Scunthorpe Independent News

Suffering the Fire, a book that was written to commemorate the Flixborough disaster is being launched at North Lincolnshire Museum on 5th June from 6.30pm.

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It is the 40th anniversary of the Flixborough disaster which was an explosion at a chemical plant close to the village of Flixborough on 1st June 1974. It killed 28 people and seriously injured many other people.

Suffering the Fire written by the late Barry Hotson is a journey of understanding, uncovering of secrets pieced together in an explosive narrative of deception and betrayal.

The idea behind the book was not the explosion itself but the fact that by 2005 the shock and suffering appeared to have been forgotten. In that year, the fire and explosion at Buncefield oil storage depot was described by the media as “Britain’s worst peacetime industrial disaster”. One man, Barry Hotson, knew that it wasn’t.


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Art In Unusual Places Comes To Town

Scunthorpe Independent News

Art in Unusual spaces is an organisation active since 2009 (constituted as a Community Interest Company in 2010) based in Bradford and Leeds.
They programme the use of public, underused and temporarily dormant spaces by artists.
They believe that art and culture are sites for experimentation with new ways of thinking about, and experiencing, the world and act as a first stage in helping people engage and make positive transformation to their lives and surroundings.

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Results- The Survey So Far

We will keep the survey open over the week and give an update at the end. Many thanks to the people who have already filled in the quick questions. Your feedback matters as it shows us what you want more of or less of or if you even care we exist at all and we are happy to say so far by the number of responses we have received that we can’t be doing too much of a bad job. Keep sharing it only takes 2 mins to tick and fill in and you can skip any questions you like.


Thank you for your time 🙂

Gig Review: London Based Girl Band ‘The Kut’

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Images Courtesy of Casper Croft

A little about the band first: The Kut are a girl rock band from London. They have just been recording their new EP with producer James Lerock Loughrey, who has worked with a ton of excellent bands. The girls musical taste includes bands such as White Zombie, Skindred, My Vitriol, Sonic Boom Six. And their main influences are taken from bands like Deftones, L7, Hole, Incubus, Placebo, Nirvana, Faith No More.

The current single ‘No Trace’ has been played out on BBC Introducing and played by Alex Baker on Kerrang! Radio. The video also spent 3 weeks in the Scuzz Most Wanted UK Rock Chart and on their ‘All Stars of Rock’ shows.

The bands members are Maha who is the front girl of the band with her Lead Vocals,Guitar and rock chick blue hair, Alison takes the Bass & backing vocals with her flowing silky locks and smiley and skilled drumstick twizzler Amanda on Drums.

This was The Kuts first time on visiting Scunthorpe, but they seemed to really enjoy it. It was a great atmosphere. The crowd were a little shy at first until the girls got them to come close up and personal and then they rocked out through a set of rhythmic and rocky tunes.

It was brilliant to see the local crowd supporting a band they have never seen before and singing along, some I heard comment that they had watched the girls on youtube previous to the gig, as did I.

The girls have a distinctive sound and vocal to their music and they are a good band to watch live. I particularly love drummer faces and it’s something I tend to look at as drummer get into the music and this drummer was some what different to most faces I see as she really didn’t take the smile off her face. Such enjoyment in her performance. The girls came across pretty sweet on stage even with their rock outset and attitude style.

The Kut commented on stage with “We really love this place, it’s great!.” We hope the girls will return again sometime in the near future to rock out again and show Scunthorpe how girls do it.

Sadly I did not get chance to stick around and meet the girls but I hear from my friends they were lovely, so hopefully next time we may catch them for a quick Scunthorpe Night D.I.Y Interview.

Here are a few quick quotes about the girls we found:

“……Singing sultress Maha has a sly Danielle Dax type of voice that suits the eastern minor keys of The Vision a treat, and if she wasn’t bouncing catawauling cacophony off the wall from her guitar, we daresay there’d be some vampy hand movements, too….. you’ve got yourself one bewitching number”
— Guitar Magazine

“Great find. In parts reminds me of Placebo (which is a great thing and its not to Sleeper / garbage. Already emailed their management about live gigs. Plus its in Club NME Hull top 10 this week.”
— Club NME

“I love the energy that this band has. It’s very exciting to hear new music this good.”
— Pop Garden Radio 1300AM, Florida, USA

“Sure to make a big impression over the atlantic the title track ‘Doesn’t Matter Anyway’ mixes a compelling chorus with crisp and choppy rhythm giving a perfect backdrop to Maha’s snarling but note perfect vocals”
— Strummer Magazine, USA

Check out the video for the track ‘No Trace’ the girls performed this on the night an seemed to be quite a hit with the audience. Well done to the girls and thank you for playing Scunthorpe, we love to see new bands.

Get a free download of The Criminal Sessions (Reloaded) Compilation – out today and featuring No Trace! The first 200 copies are FREE, just ‘name your price’ at £0 to download from and check out some of Criminal Records faves.

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