News has reached these parts that there are a couple of interesting gigs happing soon. Sid reports thus:
Pipes & Pints, Spanner and Kilnaboy
Day & Date: Thursday 4th November 2010
Time: 8pm ’til late
Venue: The Plough, Easton, Bristol BS5 0EG
They’re here to play a benefit gig for Bristol Antifa and Bristol No Borders. These are three bands guaranteed to generate a proper knees-up. Local folk/ska-punkers are joined by Czech bagpipe-punk legends P&P – think Dropkick Murphys with a much better attitude. Definitely not to be missed.
Tell the world and see you at the bar.
Skimmity Hitchers (AKA Quiffey’s new band)
Day: Tuesday 9th November
Venue: The Seven Stars, Thomas Lane, BS1 6JG
Cost: Your soul
There was a time when the naughty little Quiffey boy was in a band called Who’s A’feared. Well they are no more but the quiff would not lie flat and so a new band the Skimmity Hitchers have been formed to continue the Dorset toss. Or as the Quiffmiester himself puts it:
Back at last to one of Bristol’s finest and most historical boozers, we hope to emulate the many rip-roaring gigs we’ve played here before.
Current landlord Paul is proud of the pub’s history, and also a firm believer in quality ale and cider. The pub recently won CAMRA’s best Bristol boozer for the second year in a row. Top hole fellas!
For those who don’t know already now, the Seven Stars has a proud place in the slavery abolition movement: http://www.brh.org.uk/plaque/index.html