Following on from last month, we’ve curated a list of the best local gigs coming up across the Portsmouth and Southampton area throughout October 2019. If you missed the post last month, each month we are now putting together a brief list of the most exciting gigs happening on your doorstep including local, touring and established bands. Even if you can’t go to any of these gigs (I should probably mention that all but one is under £10), the bands mentioned in this post are still worth a listen.
China Bears (Fitz Promotions)
When and where? Edge of the Wedge, Portsmouth – Thursday 10th October 2019
In brief: China Bears played a mesmerising, last minute performance at CloseUp Promotions Follow The Sun Festival back in July and we’ve been captivated by the band since. The band create fine, modern post-rock which is both anthemic and epic but with a vulnerable edge.
Tickets? £5 – Can be purchased online here or in person at Wedgewood Rooms Box Office
Fugitive Orchestra – ‘The Price of Doubt’ Single Launch
When and where? The House of Rapture, Southsea – Friday 11th October 2019
Supports? Dani Uziel + Special Guests
In brief: Portsmouth based solo musician fusing alternative, bluesy hip-“pop” with live-looping, beatboxing and guitar.
Tickets? Free entry!
Goldblume – Octobear Tour Southsea
When and where? The Wave Maiden, Southsea – Saturday 12th October 2019
Supports? Civil Villains | Web
In brief: “Math-grunge wizards” creating concise alt-rock with a punk-y, even experimental edge which is unique to their sound.
Tickets? £5 – Can be purchased online here.
British Sea Power
When and where? Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth – Wednesday 9th October 2019
Supports? Burning House
In brief: One of our favourite bands! British Sea Power have a back catalogue with everything from epic instrumentations to powerful indie-rock tracks and beyond.
Tickets? £15 – Can be purchased online here or in person at Wedgewood Rooms Box Office
When and where? Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth – Saturday 12th October 2019
Supports? Dutch Criminal Record | Harvey Jay Dodgson
In brief: Portsmouth’s own Flowvers create music that could be described as colourful dream-pop with an indie-pop, even nostalgic edge. Although latest single ‘She Don’t Talk About It’ (listen below) is an insanely catchy track with a raucous edge and is sure to go down a treat live.
Tickets? £7 – Can be purchased online here or in person at Wedgewood Rooms Box Office
Hallanween (Scum City Promotions)
When and where? Edge of the Wedge, Portsmouth – Tuesday 29th October 2019
In brief: After the success of Hallanween last year, Hallan return to the Edge of the Wedge once again bringing and intense live performance with urgent riffs, catchy melodies and tracks from their latest live EP to life.
Tickets? £3 – Can be purchased online here or in person at Wedgewood Rooms Box Office
When and where? Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth – Friday 18th October 2019
Paradise Club in brief: FKA Kassassin Street, the band’s first proper gig back since the name change promising to bring the party back to Southsea with new tunes. There’s no released music from the band as of yet, but you can find more info here.
Tickets? £8 – Can be purchased online here or in person at Wedgewood Rooms Box Office
– No music online, you’ll just have to trust us on this one –
Our Propaganda – ‘Fast Food at Midnight’ single pre-release and album playback
When and where? The 1865, Southampton – Friday 25th October 2019
Supports? The Collision | Myriad
Our Propaganda in brief: Southampton based heavy-rock band combining influences new and old to create something quite powerful. We haven’t seen them live yet, but we’ve only heard good things from people who have! There will also be a playback of Our Propaganda’s forthcoming album ‘Fast Food at Midnight’ (set for release Summer 2020) in full on the evening.
Tickets? £5 or 4 tickets for £16 or £3 for students/uniformed services – Can be purchased online here
BASH! (Sucker Promotions)
When and where? The Joiners, Southampton – Wednesday 30th October 2019
Supports? Telemarkk | Snooz
BASH! in brief: We first saw BASH! support Arcade Hearts a The Joiners and now they’re back for a headline show which is sure to be a fun, feel-good and exuberant live performance. One of Southampton’s best pop bands of the moment.
Tickets? £6 – Available online here.