It’s November already! This year has flown by, but that doesn’t mean we are running out of good bands to see in Reading. Our pick of the gigs to see this month sees a diverse range of acts in town, from ’50s doo-wop to doom surf rock: there absolutely is something for everyone. So, there’s no excuse to not check out one of these bands in Reading this November.
Trudy and the Romance
Mixing doo-wop melodies with a fierce edge, Trudy and the Romance have taken the hearts of audiences all across the country. Ahead of the release of their new EP, ‘Junkyard Jazz’, they will be playing a set at Face Bar. Expect to hear tracks such as ‘My Baby’s Gone Away’, that’ll take you to another world. Support comes from rising local stars, The Keep Cats, and King Knit. Read our interview with Trudy and the Romance.
Trudy and the Romance play Face Bar on Thursday 9 November. Tickets are £7, book tickets online.
Jaws’ most recent album, ‘Simplicity’, saw the band exploring new sounds with a powerful combination of shoegaze leaning guitars, a pounding rhythm section and irresistible melodies. Now they are set to grace the stage at Sub89. Songs like ‘Gold’ and ‘Right In Front of Me’ are sure to send the floors of Sub89 bouncing.
Jaws play Sub89 on Friday 17 November. Tickets are £10, Book online
A Very Deep Hole / Wolfs / Roves
Another Club Velocity show, another great line up. The roof of the Rising Sun Arts Centre is sure to be blown off by these three incredible bands. Headlining the night are A Very Deep Hole, fusing garage rock and psych they are sure to get heads turning and reel in new fans. Support comes from Oxford, riff-rock, two piece Wolfs and local band Roves. Not one to miss!
A Very Deep Hole play Rising Sun Arts Centre on Saturday 18 November. Tickets are £5, book tickets.
The doom surf rockers are back in Reading after their sweaty show at Face Bar earlier this year. That saw mosh pits, crowd surfing and singalongs galore. Now they’re back, taking the stage at South Street Arts Centre. If you love punk, surf, rock, or indie, you are sure to fall in love with The Wytches twisted songs that will set off the crowd instantly.
The Wytches play South Street Arts Centre on Friday 24 November. Tickets are £10, book tickets.
BBC Introducing present Vinyl Staircase and Drug Store Romeos
Having only just last month headlined Purple Turtle, Vinyl Staircase are back again to prove they are one of the most exciting new bands in the area. Their unique take on psychedelic alternative music has won over audiences across the country, and their shows in Reading never fail to disappoint. BBC Introducing has also added the jazzy indie pop trio Drug Store Romeos to the line up to make this a night to remember.
Vinyl Staircase play Purple Turtle on Wednesday 29 November. Free show.