Body of work Tattoos and rock music go together like rum and cola, and the association is being taken even further with a live music concert presented by one of the city's leading body art studios. Star Crossed Tattoo in Tsim Sha Tsui is responsible for many of the designs seen on the city's rockers, and will be showing off its links with the music community on May 2, when it presents the Star Crossed Showcase at the Wanch. Headlining will be Shepherds the Weak, one of Hong Kong's most popular heavy bands, backed up by acoustic performer Luke Chow and newcomers the Squawk. The gig starts at 8pm and entry is free. Visa woes delay gigs Indie fans eagerly awaiting the April 27 show by Seattle band Pretty Girls Make Graves will have to wait a bit longer: problems with visas have led to the postponement of the act's China dates. PGMG are travelling the world on a farewell tour and had planned to perform in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. However, passport dramas meant they couldn't secure visas to enter the mainland, and a single performance in Hong Kong wasn't deemed viable. Promoter Far East Far Out is trying to reschedule the tour for June and says people who have already bought tickets should hold onto them. Alternatively, for refunds contact email@example.com . Gold star Another week, another new club and another international DJ. Graham Gold, a DJ at British dance institution Ministry of Sound, is in town this weekend for an appearance at new club Tru, at 15-16 Lan Kwai Fong, Central. Gold has spent 15 years as a DJ on dance music station Kiss 100, and has also appeared at major festivals including Glastonbury, Homelands and the Street Parade in Zurich, focusing mainly on trance and techno. Saturday night's gig starts at 11pm. Advance tickets are HK$180 from HMV or HK$220 on the door. Blasts from the past Nostalgia fans take note: Eric Burdon and the Animals are pencilled in for a date later this year, along with Herman's Hermits, featuring Peter Noone. There are three sets of Animals doing the rounds at the moment, but Burdon is the only original member in his current touring outfit - at least ensuring that House of the Rising Sun will sound authentic. The gig is scheduled for September 9 at the HK Convention and Exhibition Centre. Hard Candy It's been a long time coming, but Outtakes favourites Hard Candy are finally ready to release their debut CD. The all-female pop punkers have been making a lot of noise in Hong Kong and around the region for years, winning over crowds with their infectious, abrasive tunes. Tomorrow's launch party at the Fringe Club in Central starts at 9.30pm. Entry is HK$90 or HK$130 with a copy of the CD.