You just can’t keep Saffron down. Though her band’s hitmaking heyday may be long long ago, she keeps coming back with renewed energy and yet more live dates: truly, Republica [for ’tis they] are “the band that wouldn’t die”, to paraphrase Rock Follies, and in 2023, they’ve got even more joys in store for us. Who knows, they might even finally unleash the follow-up to that rather spiffing EP they brought out a few years before the world went all squiffy…
Best of all, though, the mid-90s electro-rock [and NOT Britpop, just to get that clear!!} gang are gracing us with not one but TWO Midlands dates this February: bouncing into Bilston Robin on Friday February 24 and then dancing into Derby Hairy Dog on Saturday February 25, they’ll be making sure that NOBODY gets left out. Better still, it’s a FULL original lineup, and you don’t get many of THOSE these days: if there’s a better way for we fortysomethings to relive our “halycon days” [sic] then I can’t think of one, and we at MM will almost definitely be there [although we can’t promise to look ‘drop dead gorgeous’, that particular skill having departed us LONG ago]
So why not join us? Hop onto the band’s official site at https://www.facebook.com/officialrepublica or the Hairy Dog events page at https://www.gigantic.com/90s-weekender-toploader-or-republica-tickets/the-hairy-dog/2023-02-24-19-30?fbclid=IwAR1t2wUvLqLZ1KMlfL3H65I2_-2bfSNSMWYzkCenxjU49ux and treat yourself: also, for those in the E-Mids who can’t get enough music of that era, there’s a special ‘2 for one’ ticket deal that allows you to book a specially-priced ticket for not only the Republica Derby show, but Toploader‘s appearance at the same venue the night before. Or, if they’re not your thang [they might not be, after all] you can still just purchase one for Saffy and the gang individually. Either way, however, it seems like a good deal to us- so take a tip from ‘rush hour with love’, and get on down there!! It’s bound to be ‘out of this world’…. NB: Doors 7PM, support from FAKERS and JOHN DOYLE BAND.
Raters potaters, schmindicators!!