There are so many good local (Portsmouth/Southampton) gigs that happen from month to month that I’ve decided to revamp and return an old feature we had a few years back! Each month we will be putting together a brief list of the most exciting gigs happening on your doorstep that you really shouldn’t be missing including local, touring and established bands.
I was a bit impatient and whilst in the middle of writing up October’s gigs, I thought I may as well do one for the rest of this month seeing as there are so many coming up! So here are eight of the best gigs across mainly Portsmouth, but also Southampton coming up over the next two weeks.
DAZE (Red Lantern Promotions)
When and where? Edge of the Wedge, Portsmouth – Wednesday 18th September 2019
Supports? Matt Bialas | VCR
DAZE in brief: Oxford based indie trio creating dreamy, minimal tracks with pop sensibilities and melancholy.
Tickets? £3 online or £5 on the door – Can be purchased online here or in person at Wedgewood Rooms Box Office
The Covasettes (Fitz Promotions)
When and where? Edge of the Wedge, Portsmouth – Friday 20th October 2019
The Covasettes in brief: Indie-rock quartet from Manchester boasting lively, super catchy, summery anthems.
Tickets? £5 – Can be purchased online here or in person at Wedgewood Rooms Box Office
Colour of the Jungle
When and where? The Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth – Friday 20th September 2019
Colour of the Jungle in brief: Local favourites Colour of the Jungle will be bringing their rock n roll inspired, emotion-filled, catchy alt-rock tracks to life. The band recently released ‘Steel Tray’ that’s been going down a storm live for a while.
Tickets? £7 – Can be purchased online here and on the door.
The Wants (Honeymooner/Thank God For Sinners/Strong Island Recordings)
When and where? Acapulco Bar & Eatery, Portsmouth – Saturday 21st September 2019
Supports? Slug Money | Web
The Wants in brief: New York based post-punk featuring members of Bodega. The band’s latest single ‘Fear My Society’ (listen below) is gloomy but off-kilter with jaunty basslines and new wave sensibilities.
Tickets? £5 – Can be purchased online here
Modern Nature (Calamity Cratediggers)
When and where? Edge of the Wedge, Portsmouth – Sunday 22nd September 2019
Supports? Soft Walls | Chet Wynne | Samuel H. James
Modern Nature in brief: A unique blend of psych-rock and experimental jazz with a hint of krautrock as well as folk thrown in for good measure.
Tickets? £8 or £10 on the door – Can be purchased online here or in person at Wedgewood Rooms Box Office
The Pale White (Psychedelia Presents)
When and where? Heartbreakers, Southampton – Thursday 19th September 2019
Supports? Fever Days
The Pale White in brief: Newcastle based trio with supercharged rock tracks complete with thunderous hooks and an energetic live performance.
Tickets? £8.80 – Can be purchased online here.
YOWL (Portsmouth Psych/Calamity Cratediggers)
When and where? Edge of the Wedge, Portsmouth – Thursday 26th September 2019
Supports? The Stone Birds | Happy2000
YOWL in brief: Frustration filled, urgent post-punk with a somehow charming monotony.
Tickets? Free entry/Raffle donations towards The World Land Trust
Ban Summers – Album Launch (Calamity Cratediggers)
When and where? Edge of the Wedge, Portsmouth – Sunday 29th September 2019
Ban Summers in brief: Charming lo-fi, melancholy and monotony filled indie-rock tracks.
Tickets? £5 or £8 with cassette tape – Can be purchased online here or in person at Wedgewood Rooms Box Office