Eclectic tastes are in for a treat

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WIGAN music fans who like to enjoy a variety of styles in one night should find tonight’s (Friday) latest DoggLegg Promotion’s gig up their street.

Four bands will take to the stage at Wallgate venue The Boulevard on a bill which will range from indie-rock to ska and thrashing heavy metal.

The bill will open and close with the politically-conscious sounds of the Caribbean as Liverpool ska punk-rockers The Stopouts (pictured)and Old Radio take to the stage in Wigan.

In between their sets music fans will be able to check out Wigan-based alternative rockers Palace Arcade and thrash act Insurgency from Lancaster.

Promoter Rob Fairhurst says the night promises to have something for everyone and suggested varied bills are a good way to tempt people out to sample the live music scene in 2014. Rob said: “It should be a really good night. The Stopouts have a saxophone player in their line-up and produce that ska-punk sound, while Palace Arcade are a good young band influenced by acts like The Black Keys, Blink 182 and The White Stripes.

“Insurgency will appeal to fans of metal and hardcore punk, they’re extremely fast and very heavy, playing quite technical music.

“I’ve seen Old Radio a couple of times, they’re a really good band who should appeal to fans of bands like Sublime.

“I like to have a varied line-up as I have quite eclectic tastes in music and I think these days most people do. I don’t think people really narrow themselves down and only listen to one genre of music, and we like to reflect that in our nights.”

Tonight’s gig is the first of two varied bills in two weeks at The Boulevard, with another packed night of live music on February 14 which includes dub-reggae group Rasta4Eyes and virtuoso acoustic guitarist James Wilson.

The gig will also feature appearances from grunge band The Rubber Sound Experiment, who will make the trip across the Pennines from Sheffield to play in Wigan, and Blackburn-based doom metallers B****** of the Skies.

Rob said: “Rasta4Eyes are headlining and they’ve got a strong political message. I was really impressed with our metal band too, they are very doomy and sludgy with a really heavy but tight sound.

“The Rubber Sound Experiment are a young up and coming band, and we’re very pleased to get them over here. James Wilson is an absolute virtuoso on acoustic guitar, he makes a room full of people stop talking and start listening to him when he plays.”

The Stopouts, Palace Arcade, Insurgency and Old Radio will play at The Boulevard, on Wallgate, tonight, while James Wilson, B****** of the Skies, The Rubber Sound Experiment and Rasta4Eyes will play on February 14. Doors to both gigs open at 9pm, and entry is £3 on the door.

For more information search for DoggLegg Promotions on Facebook.