NEVER let it be said we here at the gig guide are not responsive, proactive and dynamic. In response to a number of requests, following the move of gigs from Thursday to Friday we've now extended the gig listing to include an extra day next Friday to give all those of you who like to plan your gig-going in advance an early look at what's on offer. See left.

Unless otherwise stated, expect gigs to start at around 8.30 pm to 9 pm.

TODAY (June 23) Ill Fated/Minion/Without Due Haste/Idium (Finns, Westham Road, Weymouth): Weymouth's premier metal venue hosts some of the finest local practitioners.

Rosetta Life with Billy Bragg (Three Horseshoes, Mill Street, Burton Bradstock): The band that brought you the hit single We Laughed' warms up for next Wednesday's appearance at the Beaminster Festival. Take two: Billy plays at his local.

The Sweethearts (Masons & Mariners, Victoria Square, Portland): Mainman Steve Rudell was central to Weymouth's contribution to the Punk movement way back then. Catch up with a former Dead Popstar.

The Crack (Excise House, Hope Square, Weymouth): Party time with Ricky and company.

Perfect Alibi (Mr Kyps, Parr Street, Ashley Cross, Lower Parkstone, Poole): Top quality Pink Floyd tribute act Perfect Alibi cover the various Floyd incarnations, and come with a fantastic light show that aims to generate the rock'n'roll opulence of a Floyd gig. Doors open at 8pm; admission is £8 in advance or £10 on the door. Details on 01202 748945.

AC/Beebies (Green Shutters, Castletown, Portland): Classic big rock from the likes of AC/DC, Slade, Alice Cooper, Free, and Saxon.

Storm (Hope & Anchor, St. Michael's Lane, Bridport): Classic rock'n'roll to contemporary rock.

Mutter & Phil (Woodman, South Street, Bridport): Messrs. Slater and Rosenberg play the good stuff: Blues, soul, r&b and country grooviness.

Brian (George Inn, Custom House Quay, Weymouth): Pop covers from Brian.

Left, Right & Centre (Cove House Inn, ChiswelI, Portland): Unique renditions of songs from the Young Rascals, Vanilla Fudge, ELO and Scissor Sisters to name but a few.

Craft (Britannia Inn, Fortuneswell, Portland): Laid-back acoustic blues from Tip and company.

Gut & Steel (Ilchester Arms, Abbotsbury): Sixties to noughties pop from Mark and Andy.

Toned F (Sun Inn, King Street, Weymouth): Pop covers from this duo.

Paul St Clair (Spice Ship, Preston Road, Preston, Weymouth): Vintage and contemporary pop from Paul.

Purdy & the New Avengers (Railway Tavern, Queen Street, Weymouth): What a great name! Will they turn up on a steed? Steed, geddit? Never mind.

Andy Arnold (Duke of Edinburgh House of Sounds, Weymouth): 50's rock'n'roll to 70's pop from Andy.

B J McCabe (Black Bear, Wool): Decades of pop from Beejer.

Bill Solo (Wellington Arms, St Alban Street, Weymouth): Audience-participation friendly pop and rock covers from Bill.

Steve Black/Siobhan Parr (George, Chideock).

SATURDAY (June 24) Bon Jovi tribute with Bon Giovi (Finns, Westham Road, Weymouth): This internationally-travelled band boast a vocalist from the USA. More details elsewhere on the page; £5 admission tonight.

Paisley (Ferrybridge, Portland Road, Weymouth): Excellent versions of iconic works from Hendrix, Cream, The Who and The Jam, performed with passion.

AC/Beebies (Dorothy Inn, The Esplanade, Weymouth): Deep Purple, Free, Saxon, The Darkness, Thin Lizzy, Iron Maiden and more, from 11pm Bournemouth Live! (Bournemouth Square): An impressive line-up features Geno Washington, Mohair, the Martin Harley Band, Eugene Hideaway' Bridges, Derrin Nauendorf, the Gabby Young Collective, Pete Christie and Rat Race. Music from midday, admission free, information online at Shooter (Excise House, Hope Square, Weymouth): Kaiser Chiefs to Kings Of Leon, The Killers to Razorlight from Chickerell's finest.

Johnny Mars & the Stars (Hardy's, West Street, Bridport): USA harmonica ace Johnny teams up with blues stars of the future.

Merkin (Jolly Sailor, Castletown, Portland): Merkin are an acoustic three-piece that combine live instruments and modern technology to play an eclectic mix from artists including Radiohead, The Velvet Underground, PJ Harvey, The Libertines and Blur.

Chris Stuckey Band (Ropemakers, East Street, Bridport): I've heard great things about guitar wizard Chris and his band.

State of Mind (George Inn, Custom House Quay, Weymouth): Classic rock covers from this band.

Stone Cold Sober (George Inn, Reforne, Portland): Billy Idol to Deep Purple, Free, Nickelback and The Undertones.

Big Boys Blues Band (Crown Inn, West Bay Road, Bridport): Four-piece rock/blues band.

Itchy & Scratchy (Sailor's Return, Nicholas Street, Weymouth): My learned colleague Marco returns from holiday to join his Gothic Chicken/Cheese cohort Alan.

Ken Watkins (Woodman, South Street, Bridport): Nifty guitar work applied to traditional and contemporary folk and original material.

Ian Sedwell (Queen's Hotel, King Street, Weymouth): Classy acoustic guitar and vocals from Ian.

B J McCabe (Bridge Inn, Bridge Inn Lane, Preston, Weymouth): Decades of pop from Beejer.

Johnny Mack (Duke of Edinburgh House of Sounds, Weymouth): A tribute to Rod Stewart plus pop, rock and soul covers.

Gentleman's Agreement (Centenary Club, Jubilee Close, Weymouth): Pop covers.

Toned F (Weymouth Working Men's Club, Mitchell Street, Weymouth): Punter-pleasing covers.

SUNDAY (June 25) Suspicious Kaaractors (George Inn, Reforne, Portland): Original material and covers from the Little River Band, Gerry Rafferty, Roxy Music, REM, Neil Young, Paul Weller and suchlike, from 6pm.

Dowie's Remnants (Three Compasses, Charminster): It's the Stress bass ace's big birthday weekend, and this gig features survivors from last night's celebrations.

Dave & Paul (Park Hotel, Grange Road, Weymouth): Bryan Adams to Queen to Bon Jovi from 7.30pm, all part of Nod's ongoing birthday celebrations.

Gut & Steel (Mermaid Inn, Wakeham, Portland): Louis Armstrong to America, Blink 182 to Travis, from 4.30pm.

Jam with Mutter & Gareth (Ropemakers, East Street, Bridport): The Little Dixie and Crying Out Loud men host this afternoon jam session.

Acoustic Marmalade (Sailor's Return, St Nicholas Street, Weymouth): The weekly showcase for new and established acoustic acts, with music from 6pm.

Jammy init (Waverley Arms, Abbotsbury Road, Weymouth): There's a regular jam session here on Sunday evenings from 8.30pm until closing time.

Mac & Bob Mallett (Dolphin Hotel, Park Street, Weymouth): Mac's cabaret-style entertainment in the afternoon is followed by Bob's rock'n'roll show.

Jam with John Stone (Bar on the Corner, St Alban Street, Weymouth): John hosts this jam session.

Johnny Mack (Prince of Wales, Park Street, Weymouth): More from Johnny.

B J McCabe (Sutton Poyntz Street Fair, Sutton Poyntz, Weymouth): Beejer plays at the Street Fair at around 4pm B J McCabe (Ranch House, Osmington Mills, near Weymouth): before playing here in the evening.

Simon Gee (Duke of Cornwall, St Edmund Street, Weymouth: Pop covers from this singer/guitarist.

Darren H (Sun Inn, King Street, Weymouth): Cabaret-style entertainment from Darren, here every Sunday from 4.30pm to 7.30pm.

Andy Arnold (Duke of Edinburgh House of Sounds, Weymouth): Authentic 50's rock'n'roll, plus a nod to the 70's, from around 6pm.

MONDAY (June 26) Barry Hobson (RAOB Club, Crescent Street, Weymouth): 60's to present day covers from singer/guitarist Barry.

Pete Howell (Russell Hotel, The Esplanade, Weymouth): Vocals and accordion from the one they call the Dorset Thatcher, appearing here every Monday.

TUESDAY (June 27) Mark & Richie (Ma Bakers, Colwell Centre, School Street, Weymouth): Blues, folk and rock from this duo, here every Tuesday.

B J McCabe (Ranch House, Osmington Mills, near Weymouth): More decades of pop from busy old Beejer.

Jam Night (George Inn, Reforne, Portland): It's the regular Tuesday night jam session at this lovely wee boozer.

Mark Allen (RAOB Club, Crescent Street, Weymouth): Cabaret-style entertainment here every Tuesday.

WEDNESDAY (June 28) Billy Bragg and the Rosetta Life Band (Beaminster Festival, Beaminster, near Bridport): The band that brought you the no.11 hit We Laughed plays in the Public Hall at 7.30pm. Admission is £8 for adults and £4 for under-£18's. More information online at Duracell plus support (Finns, Westham Road, Weymouth): Duracell take advantage of Finns' new band night. There's no charge. Geddit?? No charge? Sorry.

Jam with Mark (Wellington Arms, St Alban Street, Weymouth): Mark Stacey hosts this regular acoustic jam session.

Kirby (Bar 2012, Upper Bond Street, Weymouth): Acoustic pop/rock guitar and vocals, embracing Jeff Buckley, REM and the like.

Dave Phillips (Park Hotel, Grange Road, Weymouth): Methane 57 and Beaver front-man Dave will be performing an acoustic set here every Wednesday night for the foreseeable future.

Jefferson Jon (Russell Hotel, The Esplanade, Weymouth): Country, and also western, from Big John.

B J McCabe (Hotel Mon Ami, The Esplanade, Weymouth): Pop and rock covers from the '50s onwards.

THURSDAY (June 29) The Hamsters (Mr Kyps, Parkstone, Poole): The power trio play Hendrix and ZZ Top. Tickets £10.

Jam On It (Finn's, Westham Road, Weymouth): The regular jam session, with PA, amps and drums provided.

Mick Bryan & Smudge Smith (Ma Baker's, Colwell Centre, School Lane, Weymouth): Acoustic bluesy folk roots from this duo, here every Thursday night.

John Stone (Bar on the Corner, St Thomas Street, Weymouth): Pop to rock to dance anthems, excellently performed by one man with his guitar.

B J McCabe (Fairhaven Hotel, The Esplanade, Weymouth): Decades of pop from Beejer.

Brian (George Inn, Custom House Quay, Weymouth): Pop covers from Brian.

Perry & Denise (RAOB Club, Crescent Street, Weymouth): Pop covers from this duo, here every Thursday.

Gigolo (New Vic, The Esplanade, Weymouth): Appearing here every Thursday from May to September, 'King' Ralph and 'Cool Hand' Luke cover the waterfront.

Traditional Tune Session (Cove House Inn, ChiswelI, Portland): The weekly informal, unamplified celebration of the folk tune.

FRIDAY (June 30) Paisley (Finns, Westham Road, Weymouth): Hendrix, Cream, The Who and other rock classics, played the way they should be.

New Breed (George Inn, Custom House Quay, Weymouth): A welcome return of the band that boasts some of the finest young players around. Incubus, QOTSA, Chilis, Darkness to Rage Against the Machine.

Freak Circus (Black Dog, St Mary Street, Weymouth): Excellent original material that's been compared to the likes of Foo Fighters, Green Day, Lit and Feeder.

Fat Marrow Blues Band (Three Horseshoes, Mill Street, Burton Bradstock): Funky urban blues from the rocking doctors.

The Crack (Dorothy Inn, The Esplanade, Weymouth): Ricky makes every gig full-on party time.