Live Music Preview: Good Shoes @ The Stag's Head

By johnmcga Last edited 108 months ago
Live Music Preview: Good Shoes @ The Stag's Head


Morden indie quartet Good Shoes seem to have a real love/hate relationship with the south London district they call home. Going by their 2007 gig at the local bandstand, they must have some affection for the place. Yet from listening to their track of the same name, you can only come to the conclusion they can't wait to leave.

Maybe that's why they've decided to relocate north of the river for four nights later this month. From 20 - 23 January these peppy, poppy performers will play a series of shows at The Stag's Head in Dalston.If you've not run into the feel-good, guitar-led Good Shoes sound before, get ready for zingy, bouncy stuff. Relying on catchy rhythms and memorable choruses more than raw power, their music is a bit like an encroaching tide - it catches you bit-by-bit rather than engulfing you in one, gradually getting closer till you find you've started dancing without realising it.Doors are 7.30pm on the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and the band is showing some serious commitment to younger fans on those days by putting on 4.30pm shows for under-18s. The Saturday gig will be an all-dayer, running from about 4pm till late with a free BBQ.Entrance on one of the first three evenings will cost you the princely sum of a fiver (or £3 for the under-18 events) and Saturday's gig is £7. Tickets are available now. (Image / Russ Garrett under a Creative Commons Attribution licence.)

Last Updated 11 January 2010