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Cambridge Gig Guide – March 2019 edition

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The schedule for March is a busy one with a real eclectic mix of artists and an unusual number of American acts (not that we’re complaining) here’s our top picks…

Our must see new act this month are New York art-punks Bodega who are bringing their bolshy and sexy sounds to The Portland on the 27th.  Their debut record, ‘Endless Scroll’ dropped last year and is a riot of snappy and spirited lo-fi belters.  Other Portland based treats this month include the dreamy psych pop of She Drew The Gun (6th) The 55 (8th) and The Bluetones (13th).

Going down as the most unique show of the month is Our Girl and their appearance at the Unitarian Church on the 9th. The trio will be performing tracks from their break out record ‘Stranger Today’ in an intimate and stripped back performance. The band’s wonderful, Bill Ryder-Jones-produced debut album, channels shoegaze, grunge and psych-rock and the band’s fresh textures and identity make them one of the promising new bands on the UK guitar scene.

There’s a couple of real gems at the Storey’s Field Centre this month. Firstly, renowned for her work with colleg-rock legends Throwing Muses, Kristin Hersh brings her latest solo release along with a full band to town on the 14th. Then on the 16th and with 20 years of unhinged lunacy on their side, Dub Pistols make a welcome return to Cambridge.

The Blue Moon hosts Jeremy Tuplin on the 10th, expect velvet voice and witty, otherworldly songs, drawing comparisons to Bill Callahan, Leonard Cohen. Elsewhere at the same venue we have Camisayo bringing their beautiful vocal harmonies & sweet instrumentals on the 8th and the melodic riffs of Bouquet of Dead Crows on the 30th.

MOBO-nominated street star, AJ Tracey has spent the last couple of years cementing his place as one of the UK’s premiere grime exports, he plays the Junction on the 19th promoting his recently released debut album. Legendary Syrian crossover artist Omar Souleyman brings his third full-length album to the same venue on the 24th. Souleyman’s latest release is a radical departure musically and lyrically from his previous material, with a newfound focus on elaborate keyboard and techno elements. Other Cambridge Junction nights out that are well worth your time are KT Tunstall (14th), Hayseed Dixie (16th) and Gentleman’s Dub Club (29th).