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Tonight The Bungalow has a rescheduled event, MacMuse a Muse Tribute and they are looking forward to playing the gig in Paisley after a long wait. The band are made up of Muse fans who decided it was time for Scotland to finally have some Muse music to enjoy at a smaller scale than the real thing. From Showbiz to Simulation Theory, a blistering light and sound feast is guaranteed. Doors are at 7pm and tickets are £7 on the door.

Tomorrow afternoon The Blue Mantras are back at The Bungalow for their second time and it would have been more if it wasn’t for the pandemic. So it’s nice to see them back in Paisley to play a set of classic songs from artists such as Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday. The quartet comprises vocals, keys, double bass and drums. They will be playing from 2pm and the gig is free. 

After the jazz in the afternoon, The Bungalow has a double bill of rock featuring The Alex Harvey Experience and The Sell Out. The ‘Experience’ pay tribute to The Sensational Alex Harvey Band and their original trademark distinctive stage costumes: Harvey wore vaudeville-like clothes and his trademark striped shirt, while Zal Cleminson assumed the identity of a “mime” in full make-up and green-yellow jumpsuit. The set covers a wide range of songs from their succession of highly regarded albums from the 1970s such as Faith Healer, Next and Boston Tea Party. The Sell-Out are a Who tribute band and play all the best The Who has to offer with a few from the renowned operas Tommy and Quadrophenia written by Pete Townsend. Doors are at 7pm and tickets are £12.

On Sunday The Bungalow are throwing open their stage to anyone that wants to perform or jam. Organisers Johnny Barr and Erin Hephzibah told me “We’re excited to announce our new Weekly Open Stage and House Band” It starts at 3pm and is Free Entry. All ages welcome to take part. If you’d like to perform, drop The Bungalow a Facebook Message.

The Bungalow Introducing Nights are attracting big crowds every week now. This week they expect over 100 on Thursday night to see Too Red headline, supported by Red Bandit and Torrs. Doors are at 7pm and tickets are £5/3.

The ‘Four in a Row’ at The Cave this week is: Midnight Moses tonight at 9pm, tomorrow Sad Ida at 6pm followed by Splendid Suns at 9pm then on Sunday at 6pm it is Blue Horizon.  

Tonight at The Old Swan is Complete Madness. This gig is always popular and as ever it is a high energy bouncing night that is so in demand with the Swan regular’s year in year out. Doors are at 6pm and tickets which are running out are £10. Tomorrow in ‘The Shoppers Slot’ at 4pm is The Dughoose Ska Band. Lee James presents That Swing Thing on Tuesday at 3pm and on Thursday at the same time he ‘Takes You Through The Decades’. Cammy Miller will be in his usual spot on Monday at 4pm.

Cherry Red 53 are playing at Kennedy’s on Sunday from 3pm. If you like a bit of old fashioned rock n roll this is the band to watch. The 3 piece Rockabilly Band play some Rock n Roll, and Swing from the likes of Stray Cats, Eddie Cochran and all the early greats.  The Keg have Axis in tonight from 9pm and tomorrow night at the same time it is The O.T. Sophie is a Zambretto on Saturday from 8.30pm. Open Mic Nights this week are Dunky Hunter at The Abbey on Monday from 8.30pm; Stevie D is at 9pm on Tuesday at Gantry. Wednesday is The Keg’s Open Mic with Johnny Barr starts at 8.30pm. House guitar and Cajon provided. Also on Wednesday And Lindsay’s monthly open mic at the Patter Bar is on and kicks off at 8pm. As always Andy’s cry is “Come on doon and gie’s a tune”

Crowd at The Twilight Sad - The Spree 2021