Alive and Dangerous are back in town

Posted 6th September 2023

The Roadmender hosts Sanctum Sanctorium on September 9, with their take on the dark side of the 80’s.

Aesthetically, this show will be in the shadows with smoke machines working overtime, and so far as the music goes, expect the moodiness and magnificence offered by artists including The Cult, Sisters of Mercy, Siouxsie & The Banshees, and the town’s own Bauhaus.

Does anyone else remember getting excited when any of these artists bagged a slot on TOTP, sandwiched between the latest pop-players, or was that just us?

Brian Downey’s Alive and Dangerous return (Sep 14) when the founding member of Thin Lizzy and his band play all those classics tracks that you know and love; Jailbreak, Whiskey in the Jar, Killer on the Loose, Don’t Believe A Word and of course, The Boys Are Back in Town.
Thin Lizzy left us a catalogue of pure class, and as their drummer, it was Brian who kept things in check from day one, until the band reached its end in1983. A night of solid smashes is a given.

Or, how about spending An Evening with Tom Clarke? The man from The Enemy will be playing all of their hits with an electro acoustic performance on September 15.

If you fancy some indie-excess, Definitely Oasis Vs the Complete Stone Roses at the venue on September 16.

From Supersonic to Don’t Look Back in Anger, Fools Gold and Waterfall. Another hit fest is on the cards. Roll with it…
Yappety-yap, Ferocious Dog is back on September 23.

The celtic-folk infused punk rock sextet sit somewhere in-between Billy Bragg and The Levellers.
They say they ‘have a broad spectrum of influences, tied together by the band’s left-leaning convictions and a shared desire to communicate through music.’ Give them a chance and these musical canines will make your tail wag.

No surprises for guessing that London Calling are a tribute to The Clash, and the band will be playing their 1978 elpee, Give ‘Em Enough Rope in its entirety on September 29, as they celebrate the album’s 45th anniversary.

They’ll then carry on and play the best of the rest, which means you’ll get all those hits you want; Should I Stay or Should I Go, Rock The Casbah, I Fought the Law, Clash City Rockers and London Calling itself.

Last up for September, the final day of the month presents We Call It Jungle, a feast of jungle, reggae and dub featuring Topp Cat, Heartless Crew, Kara with Navigator, Nicky Blackmarket with Trigga, Uncle Dugs with Boxer Banton, Garry K & Presha, and Spectra T.
In a change from the norm this has a daytime start, running from 3pm to 10pm, with an afterparty following until the early hours. Early bird tickets were snapped up super early and standard tickets won’t wait around for long either.

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