When Misty's Big Adventure take to the stage at the Jug of Ale in Moseley on Sunday night, don't be alarmed if band leader, Grandmaster Gareth, has a saw in his hands.
"I'm thinking of taking away a souvenir," he admits.
Of all the bands to play the Jug, Misty's must have played there most.
"I've lost track of the number of times we've been there," says Gareth. "The first time I was only 15, which was probably illegal."
Apparently, promoter Arthur Tapp was only given a week and a half's notice, the shutters coming down before any campaign to save the venue could be organised.
For Gareth it will be a sad night.
"There are other venues in Birmingham but The Jug is special," he says. "I know it's a bit grotty but it has something, you know.
"Everyone goes on about Oasis and the Charlatans playing there but it's not about that for me. It's been a tireless supporter of the Birmingham scene, giving so many bands their first stage.
"I'll remember the more experimental nights when Pram or Broadcast played."
Gareth reckons that, without The Jug, it would have been much more difficult for his eight-piece band to make a living.
"Arthur used to do this regular £1 a night deal which enabled us to build up our fanbase in Birmingham. This meant that when we'd reached a certain level we could leave the city and take the fans with us."
Although the future use of The Jug is unclear, Gareth is convinced it will be turned into flats.
"It just makes sense," he says. "Imagine, someone will be sleeping where the stage used to be."
When the Clash famously played the last night of the Hammersmith Palais, Joe Strummer took a pick-axe to the stage to carve himself a souvenir of the hallowed stage. Gareth thinks he may do the stage, although he's not sure if the landlord would approve.
One thing is certain, Misty's Big Adventure will not let the night go unmarked and they're working on a version of Goodbye-ee to play on the night.
The band's new album, their fourth, Television People, will be out in autumn.