Blackpool gig

Go West for a night of music punk Scot style
Blackpool band The Cobras
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14 October 
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West Coast Rock Cafe – the town centre venue which used to be well known for hosting some cracking live gigs – has another belter coming up.

Scot favourites Lizzie & The Banshees have been booked at the venue on Friday November 15.

Also on the bill for what sounds like a punk/new wave extravaganza are local favourites The Cobras, all girl rockers Pink Hearse, Blackpool’s most popular Ramones tribute band Sedated and a rare performance from 90s local legends Crackousrocknroll.

DJ sounds on the night will be provided by Stuart Diggle.

With the Blue Room closed and West Coast not open regularly for live events, the only solution for many bands is to promote nights themselves. This gig is being put together by The Cobras.

“If we can make a success of this night, we hope to be in a position to promote more shows for upcoming local bands in the future,” said Cobras drummer Simon Green.

Lizzie & The Banshees – who The Cobras got to know after the two bands played on the same bill – have gigged all over the world and are considered to be one of the leading homages to Siouxsie & The Banshees.

Anyone who goes to the West Coast gig can expect to hear a host of classics like Hong Kong Garden, Playground Twist and Christine from the Banshees’ late 70s, early 80s breakthrough period, as well as efforts from their more commercial middle period, like Cities In Dust, Candyman and the band’s cover of The Beatles’ Dear Prudence.

Entry on the night is a very reasonable £3.

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