I was chatting with a friend recently and he reminded me about another great Luton institution – PDM (or Paul and Dave’s) Music.
When we were just little Adenoids with a broken guitar and a microwave for a drumkit, PDM gave us gigs and let us earn a bit of money and self respect. And they’re still going, several times a month, putting on local and out of town bands, in the Hat Factory and the Four Horseshoes at local festivals and in the town square. They don’t make money but they do provide a great opportunity for anyone putting a band together to perform and make friends. In today’s world where venues demand you bring fans with you and charge deposits, that is a rare and beautiful thing.
So cheers to Paul and Dave for hundreds of guitar addled nights, and if you’re looking for something to do of an evening in Luton, check out their page:
Shown playing: Alone With Wolves, Amy Simpson, Right of Rebellion
And also, did I mention, back in the day when I was a poverty stricken young punk drawing sketches on the back of fag packets for beer money, I designed their logo? 😉