Saturday, February 12, 2005

Live Events this weekend

The Phoney War
The phoney election war seems to have started with all the politicos in full swing; only thing one has actually bothered to tell Joe Public when this supposed election might be.

Is it just us seeing things with a cynical eye, or are we once again being manipulated by the very people supposed to represent OUR best interests? We sometimes wonder if it is their own pension plans that they are more concerned about.

Punk Trains!
A locomotive is being officially named after punk legend Joe Strummer. A naming ceremony in honour of the Clash frontman, who was 50 when he died in 2002 at his home in Somerset, was due to take place at Bristol Temple Meads railway station.

The honour follows in a British tradition of naming trains after famous people.
The Clash rose to fame in the 1970s and their hits include the acclaimed album London Calling. In his later years Strummer, who had a heart defect, had been working with new band, The Mescaleros. Strummer was born John Graham Mellor and his final album, Streetcore, was posthumously released in 2003. The train is a Class 47 diesel, built in 1965. Owned by Cotswold Rail, the Joe Strummer will be working in East Anglia and eastern England.

There is a pretty busy weekend ahead of high quality live music.

If you are in the South Somerset & West Dorset area then check out
Acoustic Strawbs @ St Clares, Seaton
Live Music TBA @ Woods Wine Bar, Yeovil
Martha's Vineyard @ Half Moon, Stoke-s-Hamdon
Shania Twain tribute evening @ Old Barn Club, Yeovil
Spikedrivers @ Arts Centre, Dorchester
Skinful @ Ropemakers, Bridport
Zig Zag @ Labour Club, Yeovil
Wob (in the bar) @ Plume of Feathers, Sherborne
Yaniv Nachum @ Jazz Club at Plume of Feathers, Sherborne
Tom Toomey @ Kings Arms, Stockland
Storm @ Poullet Arms, Lopen Head
Ian Parker + Band @ Bell Inn, Ash

In the Taunton and Bridgwater area
Dark Chunk @ The Pen & Quill, Taunton

Dark Chunk performing their melodic rock, funk hip-hop stuff

Black Jack @ Old Market, Bridgwater
Ann Clancey @ Green Dragon, Wellington
Fab Beatles + Double Bluff @ RAOB Club, Taunton
Rose & Crilly @ The Vintage, Wellington
Cross Wired @ The Westgate, Taunton
Christie James @ Princess Royal, Taunton
Open Acoustic Evening @ Melly' Bar, BAC

Enjoy, Enjoy.
The Editor

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