Battle of the bands

Two Arbroath venues are set to take part in a regional battle of the bands competition called Tayside Showdown.

Both Chalmers nightclub and the Cliffburn Hotel will host heats of the contest, which is being organised by Oh God! Not Another Wild Goat Promotions. The gigs will have up to six bands playing, with two from each heat going through to the semi finals, with Dundee venues Non Zeros and the Balcony also on board. The first heat in Arbroath takes place at Chalmers on March 21 and features the Bygones, Cheryl Brown, Arms Against and Millsyeck.

The second is at the Cliffburn Hotel on March 29, and features six acts including Lost in Insomnia, Amber Road, 140 or less, Rebecca Connelly, Drenched and Melophobia. Sponsors of the competition are Abbey Music and Freshman Guitars.