In The Pond, On Board The Craft And Under Charlottte's Orangery
Another busy and eclactic weekend in store for the band with three very different venues lined up.
First up on Thursday evening at the The Fishpond at Matlock Bath. The first scheduled performance at the extensively refurbished venue, there was a late fill in, a couple of Saturdays back.
This is still currently the most played at venue by BB, although the regular first Wednesday of every month slot at The Black Market Venue in Market Warsop should ensure that tag will soon move on.
Demolitia may be missing for some early numbers but will soon be on hand.
If you have not visited The Pond since it's revitalisation, you are mising a treat. The restructuring of the downstairs area makes for an excellent area for bands and allows for a sizeable crowd. A good programe of music and comedy and dance is already on the agenda The other good news is that, the bar is well stocked with real ales, ciders and beer from around Europe and not at prices geared to instantlty pay for the refit.
The venue is well served by the bus stop outside and a railway station at the far end of the riverfront.
On Friday whilst taking a fairly short geographical trip to South Wingfield Cricket Ground, The On Board The Craft Festival is certainly aiming for musical distances afar. Organised by The Hawklords crew, it is bringing together space rock/ psychadelic artists, and with the sold out signs going up earlier this week it is a credit to the organisers and fabulous to see genres spoken of only in whispers for a generation back in the spotlight's glare.
Fridays bill is topped by Nik Turners Project 9 and sharing the stage with Demolitia and the boys are Dr Hasbeen, Kangaroo Moon featuring exGong and Soft Machine's Daevid Allen and newer band One Eyed God.
Saturday see's the legendary Crazy World Of Arthur Brown headlining.
Saturday it is on to Lincoln appearing as part of The Asylum festivities. Organised by The Victorian Steampunk Society the event in it's fourth year is probably the biggest steampunk gathering of the year.
Featuring markets, book signings, author discussions, 2D and 3D art displays by day and theatre, comedy, dance and music by night. Most venues are centred around the castle on the hill above the newer parts of the city.
BB and Demolitia are playing the late slot at The Charlotte Hotel's Orangery and will be supported with some fine renditions from the indominatable Whiskey Bob Shaker and possibly, if schedules permit a final guest appearance from Monty Jaques Fromage before he heads back to the colonies.
A few tickets are still currently available and can be purchased on the day from The Assembley Rooms on Bailgate.
Sadly the programe has Northants, finest Gladstone playing at a similar time, some distance away at the university campus, thus excluding that extra pleasure, however for steampunk of a differing style the early slot at The Orangery showcases Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer and London band Pocketwatch.