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The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing hail from London, UK. They sing loud punk rock songs about the Victorian era, and have been gleefully rubbing the face of present day Britain in the rotten corpse of its past since 2008, in the hope that it will learn from its mistakes (it hasn’t). They have released four critically acclaimed albums, have toured the UK and US, played festivals like Download, Glastonbury, Bestival, Secret Garden Party, Green Man, Latitude and the Edinburgh Fringe and appeared at numerous conventions and events on both sides of the Atlantic.
Spear of Destiny is a British rock band, founded in 1983 by singer and songwriter Kirk Brandon (born 3 August 1956 in London) and bassist Stan Stammers (born 19 May 1961). It has had an ever-changing line-up through the years. Their second album, One Eyed Jacks was released in 1984. It reached No. 22 in the UK Albums Chart. Spear of Destiny’s reputation in the mid-1980s depended to a greater extent on their live performances. Spear of Destiny have had 10 UK Singles Chart entries. Four reached the Top 50 but only one made the Top 20 - "Never Take Me Alive" (1987). Their latest album Tontine is one of the best albums I have heard for some time. Tickets are £16.50 and are available from: https://www.ents24.com/middlesbrough-events/westgarth-social-club Travel and times for meeting up will be arranged closer to the date.
The 'big name' night-before gig for this year's Hit The North festival comes courtesy of Metronomy. With a litany of albums and singles under their belt, Metronomy are very much a staple of the indie and electro circuit. No doubt there will be a mix of old material and new as they are due to release their sixth album this year to follow up 2016's 'Summer 08'. Old Skool https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CiVF7LjKU8 Reservoir https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Azf0BVBrJ0c The Bay https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PnOG67flRA Radio Ladio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qi6JdELgrxA Tickets are £22.50 +bf https://www.ticketweb.uk/event/hit-the-north-festival-metronomy-boiler-shop-tickets/8872525?pl=boilershop
In early May Aussie dance legend and ultra Prince fan Late Nite Tuff Guy brings his full audio visual Prince DJ set to Boiler Shop. This is not a band tribute- it is a DJ set/club night. Late Nite Tuff Guy is renowned for his Prince remixes so expect some tweaks on the classics. As well as the Prince set LNTG will be doing an additional disco/funk house set, and there is support early on from another disco/funk dj, Pablo Contraband. 1 hr disco/funk mix @ Mixmag- Late Nite Tuff Guy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3No-u68Ysik Do I Believe in God? (Controversy remix)- Late Nite Tuff Guy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcvk2HfEhlo Tickets are £15+ bf https://www.ticketweb.uk/event/prince-x-late-nite-tuff-boiler-shop-tickets/8932545?pl=boilershop