A Crowbar to the Craufurd

Posted 18th March 2024

Other meaty moments to savour at The Craufurd Arms this month include Pearl Handled Revolver (March 9) who play a double headliner with Emerald Dawn.

PHR fans are in for a treat too, with the band ready to reveal tracks set to feature on their sixth album, which is in production just now.
As the band succinctly says of its own path so far, ‘it charts a journey from the limits of primal blues, via unlikely liaisons between cult film scores and bare bones stoner rock, to blackened psychedelic soul music.’

With lots upcoming for the locals, you need to add pearlhandledrevolver.co.uk to your bookmarks and keep checking in for news on that upcoming release and future shows.

The Emerald Down will bring lots to the live party at the Craufurd too – the multi-instrumentalist, symphonic progressive rock quartet combine elements from classical music, jazz and rock, delivering a decidedly distinctive and original sound.
US sludge metallers Crowbar (March 11) will be the best Monday night out you’ll have had in aeons!

Still led by Kirk Windstein (who also assumes guitar duties with Down), the hugely influential New Orleans mob and their slow, heavy and brooding style are a magnificent fusion to savour, and this will be the last opportunity to do so on this UK tour. The Wolverton bash brings the 17 date trek to a close. Tickets are selling fast.

More than 20 years have passed since Tom Meighan signed his first record deal with Kasabian. He was just 21 years old, and when success came, it came good; album sales of four million, five consecutive number one albums, and awards? There were more than a few; A BRIT, seven NME gongs, five Q Magazine awards, and others from Mojo and Music Week.

With Kasabian he headlined Glastonbury, V Festival and twice topped the billing at Reading and Leeds.

But it was far from plain sailing and several years have passed since his departure from the band with which he made his name.
His debut solo album didn’t shy away from the difficulties, with themes of addiction, remorse, recovery and redemption.

Having joined Noel Gallagher on his arena tour at the end of 2023, Tom has been working on album number two and is now heading out on the road on his first ever acoustic tour – catch him at the Craufurd on March 21.

Pennsylvanian pop punk favourites Don’t Panic return (March 30) are back on this side of the pond as they tour to promote the third elpee, Setting Up To Fail, and the new single The Long Way, taken from the aforementioned opus.

Don’t Panic aren’t going it alone though – this co-headline Naked AttracTour also features the Thomas Ian Nicholas Band. Remember Kevin in the American Pie films? Aye, you do.

Tour support for Thomas and Don’t Panic is coming from pop-punk trio Who Saves The Hero?

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