BB Blackdog-Panic on the streets of Wakefield, Sutton In Ashfield and Birmingham

Picture Live at The Kings Head, Duffield last Saturday. Courtesy of Laura Kate Bradley.

   An excellent, rather long Bank Holiday weekend was enjoyed by the band,  well received at all the venues, just the one disappointment, on the Sunday when torrential rain stopped play at the Wirksworth Carnival show was cancelled.

   The busy schedule continues through the coming weekend too, with shows at three prestigious venues
    A Thursday evenning outing at The Diamond in Sutton In Ashfield begins an early weekend. Demolitia Tribal is gathering many dancers to perform belly and burlesque styles, to provide the visual impact. In the audio department, support for the night comes from Dead City Ruins, so it should be a good one.
   The venue is on Stoney Street, arrived at by exiting theA38 onto the B6022(Station Road towards the town), after Domino's, right onto Forest Street which becomes Outram St. and right after The Gurkha's inn. The Trent Barton Nines buses service close by, from Mansfield and Derby, however they do not run much after 10 pm.

  The second appearance of the year at Wakefield's Snooty Fox, Kirkgate on Friday and as always with this venue, if you can't be in attendance the proceedings will be streamed live, available if you approach via the venue's website.
   After a slightly oversubscribed bill last time out, the night will afford West Riding fans an opportunity to see a fuller set from the band with support from the enigmatic Whisky Bob Shaker.

   Sunday see's the guys heading up a Steampunk Night at The Roadhouse in Shirley, Birmingham. The venue is behind the taxi office on Lifford lane, off Pershore Road. Kings Norton or Bourneville railway station are about five minutes taxi or bus ride along Pershore Road.

   BB blackdog will headline and the supporting bill includes a rare chance to see Frenchy And The Punk a Euro/American duo performing in the UK plus making the short trip Black Country Steampunk exponents Birthrite and locals Crimson Clocks recently formed from members of previous Sreampunk incarnations in the city.

   Good news then, that all the venues have a lid on them. Looking ahead to next week it is the The Steampunk Summer Solstice, outdoors at The Rockface behind The Lime Kiln in Wirksworth so let's hope for some glorious weather to show off all the Steampunk finery that will be on display. Tickets are available for next week via the event website or direct from wegottickets. It's going to be a biggy!



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