So upstairs we go, there's a small room, but intimate enough and large enough to raise a little hell, my one criticism would be the lighting from a photography point of view it could be improved with a brighter light set, (it’s that damn red lighting which drives me mental) otherwise its fine.
The Adjusters are, Ash, on lead vocals, Phil, Guitar & vocals, Neafcy on Bass, Welliez, Guitar & vocals, Manning on drums. The band load into 'Start Me Up' they continue to perform glorious rock n’ rolling punky shockers, which raised the roof in the Tavern, so much so that Barrie Masters, the Rods vocals later declared the band brilliant. What more could be said about the band, they certainly won the crowd over and raised the bar for others local bands to live up to. They did a blinding cover version of The Dead Boys 'Sonic Reducer', it was over all too quickly, would of loved to see them perform a much longer set.
The heat in the club was stifling, Ash whipped his top off and displayed his armour of heartfelt tattoos, with those tell tale signs of musical influence, slogans such as Born To Lose, Live, Fast, Rock N Roll, there's devilment in those eyes too as he toys with the lead around his neck, elements of his idol Stiv Bators there. ‘Drinkin Red Wine’ is one of those songs which defies you not to sing along, it’s my favourite song of the month. If you haven’t got yourself a copy of their free E.P get down to their MySpace now and order one. The Adjusters are certainly one to watch on the alternative scene, supporting some known punk bands throughout the coming months.(More photos in the Photo Gallery)
Setlist: Start Me Up, Kickin' Down The Doors, Can't See, Misery Addict, Black Out, Itch I Can't Scratch, Sonic Reducer, I Get Paranoid, Too Bad, Drinkin' Red Wine, Let's Dance!
Mudkiss videos present - The Adjusters 'Drinkin Red Wine' live @ The New Tavern, Wigan.
They are reformed and playing again and they still know how to beat out a rock n roll tune.
The best part is that they appeared to really enjoy themselves, knackered by the end of the night, sweating like troopers, but went away smiling and obviously pleased as punch. The Hot Rods certainly ignited sparks in
Setlist: Teenage Depression, I Might Be Lying, Quit This Town, Better Without You, Telephone Girl, Life On The line, Ignore Them, Why Should I Care Anymore, Hard Driving Man, Stepping Stone, Power And The Glory, Bad Time Again, Gloria, Do Anything You Wanna Do, Get Out Of Denver,Born To Be Wild.
Mudkiss videos present - Eddie & The Hot Rods, 'Do Anthing You Wanna Do' live @ The New Tavern, Wigan.
And last but not least a round of applause for Robbie for putting on these great shows, and thanks for the guestpasses, we'll be back. (More photos in the Photo Gallery).
Review & photos by Mel
Mudkiss videos directed by Tom James