With the on-going credit crunch and the imminent arrival of the exam season and pandemic viruses, what better way to take your mind off things than to get yourself out and see some live music.
Cambridge this month sees quite a lot of activity from home-grown local talent as well as the appearance in the city of one or two big name stars.
The Resistance, one of Cambridge’s finest bands and a particular favourite with Now It’s On, play their 100th gig at The Portland Arms on Thursday 7th May, with support from The Man From Uranus and the fabulous Micropenis……it’s gotta be a winner.
Elsewhere local acts continue to ‘battle it out’ in The Cambridge Band Competition, the final heat being held on the 15th May at The Corn Exchange, where the likes of Morrisey and the influential Nick Lowe will be appearing this month, as will the less influential McFly!
The Junction mixes old and new this month, The Hold Steady appear on the back of recent widespread acclaim on 20th May and Cage The Elephant play there on the 11th May. For those wishing to relive the early 70’s, Wishbone Ash make an appearance at The Junction2 on 14th May.
The Soul Tree continues to feature some good live acts, the pick this month being ex-former-ex-Blur guitarist Graham Coxon, limbering up on the 12th May ahead of Blur’s much publicised reunion dates later this summer.
In between all of these, the likes of The Shills, The Mono Effect, Satellite To Nowhere and many more play venues around the town. So it’s not all doom and gloom this month in Cambridge with plenty going on – but if you only do one thing this month – go and see The Resistance!
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