This Week: Gig Roundup 25th-30th April

Coming up this week at The Flapper we have Chicago trio Meat Wave on Tuesday. On Wednesday Dave McPherson of British rock band InMe plays his solo material. Saturday sees Punks Alive continue their birthday celebrations with English punk rockers Tenpole Tudor. Check out the full listings below:


Meat Wave + Cassels + Mutt + Jaded

Chicago trio Meat Wave return with their much-anticipated third album The Incessant – a bracing, emotional punk record that confronts taking responsibility for your actions with dark humour and self-deprecation, drawing influence from acts like The Breeders, Hot Snakes, Drive Like Jehu. Support comes from brother duo Cassels, unapologetic rockers Mutt, and moody punk band Jaded. This event is presented by Birmingham Promoters.

Watch the video for ‘The Incessant’ below:


Dave McPherson (InMe) + James Leese + Callum Kerrigan + Lauren Marie + Dan O’Connor

Dave McPherson is an English singer songwriter from Harold Wood, London. Best known for his work as lead singer and principal songwriter in award winning British rock band InMe, he has also had success as a solo artist in his own right. Support comes from James Leese, Callum Kerrigan, Lauren Marie and Dan O’Connor. This event is presented by Surprise You’re Dead.

Listen to ‘Before I Even Had You’ below:


Bent Life + Up River + Drawn In + Stranded + Splintered

Nebraska hardcore band Bent Life. Their debut album on Bridge Nine, Never Asked For Heaven, was recorded with Terror’s Nick Jett, showcasing the band evolving into an aggressive powerhouse with clarity and precision, capable of thudding riffs and surprisingly memorable, gutting hooks. Support comes from Up River, Drawn In, Stranded and Splintered. This event is presented by Surprise You’re Dead.

Listen to ‘Cheat Death’ below:


WuD + Malone + ElevenMilesBetween + Of Kings And Captains

WuD are a four-piece alternative punk rock band from the West Midlands. With catchy riffs and a chunky sound, they are “a different sounding band who clearly don’t stick to convention when writing; very well grasped the genre they are going for, interesting sound”. Support comes from Malone, ElevenMilesBetween and Of Kings And Captain. This event is presented by The Catapult Club.

Listen to EP [untitled] below:


Tenpole Tudor + The Terrorsaurs + Machine Gun Blues + The Gruffs

Tenpole Tudor are an English punk band fronted by Edward Tudor-Pole. The band first came to prominence when Tudor-Pole appeared in the Sex Pistols‘ film The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Swindle and on three of the singles released from the soundtrack. Support comes from The Terrorsaurs playing instrumental rock’n’roll, Machine Gun Blues and The Gruffs. This event is presented by Punks Alive.

Watch the video for ‘Swords Of A Thousand Men’ below:


Darkest Hour + Venom Prison + Dead Hands + Abandonment

Washington, DC’s Darkest Hour combine the passion, energy, and soul of punk/hardcore with the style, speed, vengeance and fury of melodic speed/thrash/death metal. They helped defined the entire New Wave of American Metal sound as one of the pioneers of modern metal/core. A sound that gave the metal and hardcore/punk world the revitalization it surely needed. Support comes from Venom Prison, Dead Hands and Abandonment. This event is presented by Surprise You’re Dead.

Listen to ‘Those Who Survived’ below:

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