Ryan's Gig Guide - June 2019

 www.ryansgigguide.com  media@rggmag.com  0121 374 2890 PO Box 7367, STOURBRIDGE, DY8 9GW Editor DaveVale Reviews Nick J.Townsend Content & Design PeterWilliams June 2019 Whilst we try to get all gig listings and dates correct, it is advisable to check with the venue before travelling. Text and advertising are copyright of Ryan’s Gig Guide. Reproduction in part or whole without written permission is strictly prohibited.The views and comments expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the publisher.  Features 8 The Verdict: GasFoodLodging Jim Hudson Electus The Calamity 12 Birmingham Music Awards 2019 16 Local 20 H ome Of Metal Black Sabbath 50 Years 22 T he Music Industry Explained - Part 5 24 El Sam 25 K arkosa 28 Review: Gibson Les Paul Standard 30 M ighty Mighty 37 E figy For Sleep 38 T revor Burton Gig Listings 6 Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays 11 Thursdays 14 Fridays 26 Saturdays 33 Sundays Contributors Nick J Townsend Adam Roberts Fat Bloke With No Tattoos Cover Photo used by kind permission of Jim Simpson Advertising Lora Bennett  advertising@rggmag.com WWW.THERIVERROOMS .COM MILL RACE LANE STOURBRIDGE 01384 397177 www.theriverrooms.com June Sat 1st June THE SUBTERRANEANS Tues 4th June SINGLES & FRIENDS NIGHT Sun 9th June THE QUIREBOYS - UNPLUGGED Sat 8th June BEE GEES FEVER Sun 9th June THE QUIREBOYS - UNPLUGGED Fri 14th June THE FOO FIGHTERSTRIBUTE + Of Kings & Captains Sat 15th June ULTRA 90S Tues 18th June SINGLES & FRIENDS NIGHT Fri 21st June DAVID BOWIE - BOWIE BY MOONLIGHT Sat 22nd June TAKETHAT - SHINE Fri 28th June UK GUNS N ROSES Sat 29th June ESSENTIAL 80s R O Chapel Ash,Wolverhampton,WV3 9PH www.royaloakwolverhampton.co.uk www.facebook.com/RoyalOakChapelAsh Sat 1st THE OTHER GUYS Sun 2nd VAN LIFE Fri 7th NIKKI ROUS Sat 8th SONS OF EDDIE Sun 9th BikeFest with SMOKIN TONES Fri 14th MEEGAN Sat 15th GARY HALL TOUR Fri 21st JADE AND JP Sat 22nd LEMONS Fri 28th SHELANE/PETE Sat 29th DR TOOTH Open Mic EveryWednesday BLACK SABBATH 50 YEARS Inassociationwith I i i i GIG PREVIEWS REVIEWS 100s OF GIG LISTINGS GASFOODLODGING JIM HUDSON ELECTUS THE CALAMITY THE NU EL SAM HOME OFMETAL: BLACK SABBATH 50 YEARS BIRMINGHAMMUSIC AWARDS KARKOSA MIGHTYMIGHTY EFFIGY FOR SLEEP TREVOR BURTON BENEFIT SHOW JUNE 2019 Supporting liveMusic in Birmingham & The Black Country i li i i i i l Photo © JimSimpson Winner:Best Mag/Vlog/Blog WINNER Best Mag/Vlog/Blog I don’t believe it It was a genuine surprise for RGG to be awarded Best Mag/ Vlog/Blog at the Birmingham Music Awards 2019 in May. Heck, even to be nominated was a massive achievement but winning was an immense and pleasurable shock. I've learned over the years simply the act of creating something, is a success. Creativity in all forms allows you to learn something just from the act of trying, regardless of any perceived success, failure or wider recognition. Thanks to everyone who's contributed to RGG since we took over in January 2018 - that includes you, you lovely lovely reader you! Fat BlokeWith No Tattoos www.ryansgigguide.com rgg Jun 2019 5