Beats ’n’ pieces

* Recently-signed Essex punk outfit Mr Happy Chainsaw (www.mrhappychainsaw.co.uk) make their Hitchin debut at The Phoenix, this Friday, courtesy of DRPromotions. Also playing will be Counterfeit, Kid Carnage and The Scallywags. * Acoustic Stage s monthly

* Recently-signed Essex punk outfit Mr Happy Chainsaw (www.mrhappychainsaw.co.uk) make their Hitchin debut at The Phoenix, this Friday, courtesy of DRPromotions. Also playing will be Counterfeit, Kid Carnage and The Scallywags.

* Acoustic Stage's monthly band night Sound at Hitchin Club 85 this Sunday, features catchy emotive pop punks Winning By Default, rock/alternative outfit Media Blackout and Led Zeppelin-influenced Milton Keynes rockers Capo Jr. Doors open at 7.45pm, and entrance is £3.