9 Local Gigs You Can’t Miss Over the Next 3 Months!

I haven’t done one of these posts in a very, very long time and it’s a welcome change to be finally writing about gigs again! With restrictions easing and the hope of a near-normal future, it’s no surprise that the return of local gigs is looking more promising by the day. This list should cater to various tastes ranging from indie to pop, post-punk, psych, grunge and beyond, but here are nine local gigs you shouldn’t miss over the next three months. All the nine gigs featured all cost under £10 (per person) as well.

Depending on how things unfold and what gets announced over the next few months as things start open up, there may be a part two of this post. I’m aiming at getting the monthly “You Can’t Miss…” gig preview posts back up and running by August/September 2021 otherwise!

In the meantime, here are four Portsmouth gigs and three Southampton gigs you definitely shouldn’t miss over the next three months!

(All gig details correct as of 12th June 2021 but subject to change due to restrictions. I will update this post if any changes are made.)

Sarpa Salpa (Fitz Promotions)

When and where? 4th July 2021 – The Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth (socially distanced show)

In brief: Northampton based indie-pop band Sarpa Salpa return to the Wedgewood Rooms following the release of their fantastic second EP ‘A Feeling You Can’t Replace’.

Supports? Paraffin

Tickets? From £7 per person (including booking fees) via Wedgewood Rooms website.

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Nature TV (ABH Promotions)

When and where? 1st July 2021 – Edge of the Wedge, Portsmouth – (socially distanced show)

In brief: Brighton based indie-pop quartet who create melodic, laid-back music with hints of nostalgia and wistful vocals.

Supports? Sad PalaceMammalia Blue

Tickets? From £7 per person via Wedgewood Rooms website here.

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Mystic Peach (PSYCH LTD)

When and where? 22nd June 2021 – Heartbreakers, Southampton (Likely to change date due to restrictions probably not being lifted on 21st June 2021)

In brief: Southampton based psych/grunge-rock trio who never fail to deliver a super-intense live performance. One band I’ve seriously been missing live over the past year.

Supports? TBC

Tickets? £7.70 including booking fees here.

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WEB + Speaking of Witches *Sold Out*

When and where? 18th June 2021 – The Joiners, Southampton – (socially distanced show)

In brief:
Web: One of the most forward-thinking Portsmouth bands of the moment, so if you’re looking for something a bit different, experimental and cathartic, look no further. Definitely the most exciting local band you’ll see live this year.
Speaking of Witches: Southampton based heavy rock, grunge trio who create raw, hectic tunes.

Tickets? From £16 (per 2 people) and can be purchased via Joiners website here. – Has since sold out! –

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Fast Trains

When and where? 10th July 2021 – Edge of the Wedge, Portsmouth – (socially distanced show)

In brief: An innovative alternative pop project from award-winning, Portsmouth based singer-songwriter and producer Tom Wells.

Supports? TBC

Tickets? £8 including booking fees via Wedgewood Rooms website here.

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Mr Ben & the Bens (Calamity Cratediggers)

When and where? 16th July 2021 – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

In brief: Lancaster based band who create experimental, lo-fi pop that’s captivating and melodic.

Supports? Family Selection Box | Local support TBC

Tickets? £9 including booking fees via Wedgewood Rooms website

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BASH! (PSYCH LTD)

When and where? 21st June 2021 – Heartbreakers, Southampton (Likely to change date due to restrictions probably not being lifted on 21st June 2021)

In brief: Southampton based quintet BASH! are one of the best local indie-pop bands you’ll find! The band inject fun into everything they do.

Supports? Telemarkk

Tickets? £7.70 including booking fee here.

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Mystic Peach (Strong Island Records/Honeymooner)

When and where? 7th July 2021 – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth – (socially distanced show)

In brief: Southampton based psych/grunge-rock trio who never fail to deliver a super-intense live performance. One band I’ve seriously been missing live over the past year.

Supports? TBC

Tickets? £6 via Wedgewood Rooms website

 

Flowvers (Flow Forever Club Night)

When and where? 25th June 2021 – The Loft, Portsmouth

In brief: Flowvers are a Portsmouth based dream-pop band who take inspiration from the late 80’s and 90’s but manage to create something fresh.

Supports? Cowboyy | Xockha | Barbudo

Tickets? £8 including booking fees via Ticketweb

 

 




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