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Upcoming shows: Ariel Sharratt & Mathias Kom... Giant Sand... Melanie Baker... Sophie Hutchings... Jerron Paxton... Ghostly Kisses... Sounds From The Other City 2024... Francis of Delirium... The Buffalo Skinners... The Handsome Family... Robbie Cavanagh... Memorial... His Lordship... Florry... Bad Bad Hats... Dana Gavanski... Caoilfhionn Rose... The Lovely Eggs... James Yorkston... Rain Parade... Matthew and the Atlas... Gratis: Makushin... Lightheaded + Mt. Misery... Charlie Parr... Ryley Walker... Terry Reid... Erland Cooper...

When: 7.30pm on Sunday 27 May 2018
Where: The Eagle Inn, 19 Collier Street, Salford, M3 7DW

We’re delighted to be working with The Bonnevilles again – on bank holiday Sunday.

The Bonnevilles are shaking Northern Ireland in a way it hasn’t felt since Van Morrison & Them obliterated Club Rado in 1964 and Stiff Little Fingers blew apart The Trident in 1977! The Bonnevilles don’t so much play punk blues as use it as a springboard to create a completely new genre. And now they release their fourth studio album Dirty Photographs with LA-based Alive Natural Sound Records.

The Lurgan duo take Mississippi Hill Blues and Punk Rock and mix their own unique dark Northern Irish Punk Blues stew, which drew the attention of the aforementioned Alive Natural Sound – leading to the release of the award-nominated Arrow Pierce My Heart on the label in 2016.

The Bonnevilles formed in 2009 and quickly released their debut and now legendary album Good Suits & Fightin’ Boots on Motor Sounds Records. McGibbon, being a blues fan, was moved to create The Bonnevilles after being heavily inspired by RL Burnside’s A Ass Pocket Of Whiskey and bands like The Soledad Brothers, The Immortal Lee County Killers and blues heavyweights like Howlin’ Wolf and Robert Johnson. McGibbon combines with McMullan’s heavy metal drumming style in a band has become Europe’s top alternative blues act.

Playing the Deep Blues festival in Clarksdale, Mississippi and the legendary Junior’s Juke Joint in Holly Springs in 2015 cemented the band’s reputation as the real deal. Now the band’s new album Dirty Photographs sees them reach fresh creative fields – the same dark blues punk stew but with added sugar.

Local support comes from Bones Shake, a scuzzed, fuzzed blues three-piece from Manchester. They play everything into the red; violent bottle neck blues riffs, drums kicked, pounded and twatted, and squeals of reverb drenched vocals all combine to help save your soul.

‘You can hear the influence of The Birthday Party in the howls and distortion, the pounding beat, the filthy riffs, but the key element here is the sleazier stain of The Cramps… soiled and simple blues – very nice indeed!’ – Vibrations

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