Local classic rock band, Fag Ash Lil, have two gigs in Southport before Christmas. I've written about them a couple of times before, so it's no secret I like this band.
The first gig is in the Blundell Arms, Upper Aughton Road, Birkdale, on Saturday 17 December. The second at On The Fringe (formerly the Shakespeare) on Scarisbrick New Road, Southport on Friday 23 December. Both gigs begin at around 9.15 pm, and unfortunately neither pub sells real ale, but that's true of most local venues that regularly put on rock bands. I've no idea why - do they think rock fans don't like real ale? That's not true in my experience. Most likely they simply feel "Why bother?" when the rock fans will come in and spend money anyway.