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Relive the very best of the 60s; Paisley Gigs.


Head down tonight to The Bungalow and be taken back to the 60s, a time when the most influential music was blossoming.

It was a decade of upheaval in society, fashion, attitudes and especially music.

In the 60s and the years to follow, a number of social influences changed what popular music was and gave birth to the diversity that we experience today.

The assassination of John F Kennedy, the war in Vietnam and the civil rights movement all had an impact on the style of music and the lyrical content.

Songs like Gotta Get Out of This Place, Only a Pawn in the Game and Fortunate Son all greatly reflected the mood of both Britain and America.

The arrival of The Beatles on the music scene and the type of mania that followed would change the direction of music and musicians forever.

This is your chance to relive that time when music was raw, powerful and authentic, so let The 6T's Scene take you on a journey encompassing the hits of the decade.

The band recreates the sound of the 60s, with some classic Mod tunes thrown in.

You will love these guys from when the very first beat kicks in at 8pm.

Tomorrow night, also at The Bungalow, one of the country's best-known Stranglers tribute acts, Straighten Out, will be ripping through all the classics.

Enjoy Peaches, Hanging Around, No More Heroes, 5 Minutes, The Raven, Walk On By, Straighten Out, Down In The Sewer and many more hits as they cover all of the first three Stranglers' albums and beyond.

They have an extensive set list that spans two solid hours as they recreate the early years sound of The Stranglers, complete with a keyboard rig that is the same model as the original used by Dave Greenfield himself in the 1970s.

The growling bass sound and quirky guitar riffs are all there to be heard, as is the dual vocal attack from the two frontmen of Straighten Out.

They'll take you on a nostalgia trip that transports you back to a time when The Stranglers emerged through the quagmire of mediocrity to produce some of the finest tunes ever written.

Straighten Out will put you back in that place.

Tickets are PS10 and it starts at 8pm. The Cave has another cracking lineup of four bands over the weekend.

Tonight, at 9pm, is The Bronx Band and tomorrow in the early slot at 6pm is Trunk Monkey and then later, at 9pm, The Black Triangles will take to the stage.

On Sunday, it is the very popular Jim Keilt and Friends Jam Session from 6pm.

Pop in for a listen or join in and take part you will be made very welcome.

The Old Swan has Auld Skool in at 8pm tonight, while, tomorrow, at 4pm, it's the turn of three-piece power trio Loanhead.

The Casual Swans will be hosting the Monday afternoon shenanigans from 3pm and, on Wednesday, Heavy Load will be playing an acoustic set, from 6pm.

The Anchor has one of its favourite bands in at the weekend. Casper and Co will be playing from 4pm and Jen McLachlan is in her usual slot on Monday, at 4pm.

The Dirty Jewels, a four-piece rock band from Falkirk, are at The Tea Gardens on Sunday, from 6pm.

A Jazz and Soul session will be at Canal Station on Sunday, from 3pm.

Open mic nights are Sunday at The Bungalow, with Cat Caldwell, from 8pm; Monday, at 8pm, at The Abbey Bar, hosted by Dunky Hunter; Andy Lindsey is at The Anchor on Tuesday, from 8pm; and on Wednesday Johnny Barr is the host for Burger and Keg, at 8pm.

Also on Wednesday, Andy Lindsay is at The Patter Bar from 8pm and The Library open mic is Thursday from 8pm.

Last but not least is Alan McKim, who will be hosting at The Afton on Thursday, from 8pm.


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Publication:Paisley Daily Express (Paisley, Scotland)
Date:Feb 16, 2018
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