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It's Full Steam Ahead For Our Busiest Ever Summer Schedule!

We have hurtled through June quicker than a middle-aged woman at an IKEA sale! The weather has been crazy hot. I know by now we should be used to hot summer days, but after years of grey-drizzle & 2 week summers, they still come as a bit of a shock. This year is the first year my Casper-esque complexion has ever had a hint of a tan (the result of being burned to a crisp in a field at a ska & punk festival a couple of weeks ago) and I have to say, after a few weeks of temperatures hotter than Satan's underpants, it being cool enough today to don some jeans and Doc's felt a little alien, albeit a relief! Last weekend the humidity levels were ridiculous, so much so the condensation on our air con unit, literally rained down! It wasn't my 1st gig in the rain, but I'm fairly sure it was my 1st indoor gig in the rain!!! So now we just wait and see what the weather does next. Lower temperatures and (outdoor) rain are forecast next week, but surely those sunny days won't be far behind them. The good news is, whatever the weather brings, our summer schedule of events at The Crooked Crow Bar is well underway and this year is our busiest schedule yet!

We have had some absolute corkers already this month, from the launch of our retro gaming tournament (Winner Stays On), our Blockbuster Film Club screening of Wayne's World, our weekly BYO Vinyl Saturdays have been buzzing, The Big Fat Quiz of The Crow had an Eco Theme this month to tie up with #TheGreatBigGreenWeek in town, we had T-Rex Electric Warrior at this months classic album Sunday (with Gazza Records), a busy Ska From The Bar last Sunday with DJ Double Deckers, and (of course), more live music than you could shake your Mr. Whippy at!

We have had absolutely EPIC gigs from The Estimators, Fret Heads, The Zeroes, The Rooters, The Beaulocks, Octrain (+Hoops), Popscene & That's What She Said provided a brilliant live soundtrack to our 1st ever Sh*t Shirt Saturday!!!

But, never you fear, we still have more to come... More retro gaming tournaments, more Blockbuster Film nights, more stand up comedy, more big fat quizzes, more classic album Sundays, more ska from the bar and more epic gigs!!!

This Wednesday, Castle Comedy brings you an Edinburgh Preview Special from two of the UK's finest comedians...

IAN STONE - The Independent ranks him amongst the top ten stand-ups in Britain! He is one of the most talented topical acts in the country and a regular on television screens. Ian is the star of BT Sports 'The Football's On' and presents My5’s topical show ‘Comedy Bigmouths’. He has also appeared on 'Nevermind the Buzzcocks' and ‘Live at the Comedy Store’.

"Seriously funny" - The Guardian

JOSH JONES: Work in Progress

Brand new hour from BBC New Comedy Award finalist and Edinburgh’s Best Newcomer Award nominee 2022; one of the most refreshing and original comedic voices to emerge from the North-West in recent years. Fast becoming a TV regular Josh has recently made breakthrough appearances on 8 Out Of 10 Cats (E4), Undeniable (Comedy Central) and Jonathan Ross' Comedy Club (ITV).

PAUL REVILL hosts the show.


Friday we have an extra special B4WD Session, as Cusp launch there EP, Songs (vol 2), with support from French Mothers & Doody.

This is your chance to support 3x hard working, original bands, the live music industry and an independent venue, all in one night PLUS, trust us, these guys know how to rock... You won't be disappointed!!! Entry is just £3 on the door (all door money goes directly to the bands). Doors: 8pm. 18+

Saturday 12-6pm: BYO VINYL

Then from 8pm, back by popular demand, we have our 80s Vs 90s Disco! DJ Rubix will be playing the finest 80s & 90s hits for you to throw some old skool shapes!!! Free entry.

Sunday 12-4pm sees the return of our retro gaming tournament, Winner Stays On. This month it is MarioKart on the big if you fancy showing off your banana dodging skills, or just grabbing a few drinks and enjoying the mayhem, come and join us! Free Entry. 18+

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