Independent Venue Week 2017 concerts at The Horn in St Albans

PUBLISHED: 13:03 09 January 2017 | UPDATED: 17:13 23 January 2017

Asylums will be appearing at The Horn in St Albans as part of Independent Venue Week 2017

Asylums will be appearing at The Horn in St Albans as part of Independent Venue Week 2017


Gigs have been organised at The Horn in St Albans to mark Independent Venue Week 2017.

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The IVW runs from Monday, January 23 to Sunday, January 29.

And a spokesman for The Horn said: “We are delighted to be one of the official venues for Independent Venue Week again in 2017 and we hope that you will help show your support for grassroots music venues by attending a gig during this week.”

The Kenneths will play the Victoria Street music venue on Tuesday, January 24.

They are a three-piece punk-rock band from London who have garnered a reputation for their live shows.

And recently supporting Yellowcard across the UK has expanded their fanbase.

Tickets cost £6 in advance and £8 on the door.

Essex band Asylums will be appearing live at The Horn on Wednesday, January 25.

The Asylums’ sound is infused with indie rock of the 90s, with an added grunge edge.

“Small venues are the lifeblood of British music. When you start out as a band, you aspire to playing in your local venue and feel a sense of achievement when you get a gig there. In Oxford, we grew up wanting to play at The Jericho Tavern, and were lucky enough to be signed after one of our shows there.”

Phil Selway, Radiohead.

They arrive in St Albans following support slots on tours with Ash, Killing Joke, Reverend and The Makers and The Enemy.

Love Buzz and The 924s will support Asylums at their Horn gig.

Tickets cost £6 in advance and £8 on the door.

On Thursday, January 26, Alexis Kings and Affairs take centre stage.

St Albans’ very own Alexis Kings are Brendan Aherne, Sam Privett, Fabio Bocca, Luke Carolan and Kalyan Rogers.

A Horn newsletter said: “The five-piece have a reputation for hard work, as well as their high energy live performances and we are delighted to have them return to The Horn as part of IVW.

“They’ve been gaining national attention with BBC Radio One and Radio X airplay.”

Manchester-based Affairs are a sharply-dressed quintet, who have earned a reputation for their ethereal and theatrical live performances, considered lyrics and synth-based electro-pop rock.

Comparisons have been drawn to artists as diverse as Foals, The Smiths, Wild Beasts and Spandau Ballet.

Affairs have supported the likes of Alt-J, Circa Waves, Dog is Dead, Coasts, Young Kato, Nothing But Thieves, As Elephants Are and JAWS

Tickets cost £6 in advance and £7 on the door.

Britpop survivors Dodgy will return to The Horn on Friday, January 27.

Dodgy’s best known hits are Staying Out For The Summer, If You’re Thinking Of Me and Good Enough.

“We welcome them back to The Horn for a full live show,” said a venue spokesman.

“This is a great chance to see a band still filling much larger venues in an intimate setting.”

There are limited tickets remaining for this gig, and the concert will be followed by a 90s Britpop and indie club night aftershow.

Concert tickets cost £18 in advance and £20 on the door.

Co-headliners Strange Bones and BlackWaters provide the IVW entertainment on Saturday, January 28.

Strange Bones are a three-piece from Blackpool and have had their music played on Annie Mac’s show on BBC Radio One.

BlackWaters are four 18-year-old indie punk heads from the UK whose first track ‘Jarr’ed Up Generation’ was produced by Carl Barât, of The Libertines fame, and sometime Prodigy co-writer Olly Burden.

Support comes from Fiende Fatale and Concert Caverns.

Tickets cost £6 in advance and £8 on the door.

• For ticket and times, visit The Horn’s website at

• To find out more about IVW, visit

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