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FEATURES Issue 181 | December 2010 Editor: Design: Advertising: Contributing Writers: Contributing Photographers: Listings: Thanks to:

Laura Williams laura.williams@outofhand.co.uk Lucy Reynolds Nigel Muntz / Andy Nelson sales@outofhand.co.uk Jamie Atkins, UK Rocka, Evilkeg, Backbone, John Barker, Helen Brown, Ben Parks Lora English, Slammin Vinyl Annie Scott Our new favourite treasure trove of goodies, The Reclaimers on Gloucester Road, Bristol, for providing us with an awesome wooden sleigh and backdrop for the retail shoot and to 4-year-old Ewan Brown for recreating our favourite Home Alone scene for the fashion pages.

Lookin Chain 06 Goldie Newport’s most famous exports jump on the Christmas album bandwagon and a three-date tour of the M4 corridor.

Years Eve Guide 08 New We pick out the best events taking place on the biggest night of the year so you don’t have to.

11 The Truths

Cornish band that you’re going to be hearing a lot more of in 2011

Regulars 04 News 12 Retail Therapy

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CONTENTS IMAGERY: Nick Hilditch

Nick Hilditch has been working as a freelance illustrator, animator and writer in Bristol for the past few years. Nick draws inspiration from music and life; from nonsense, Picasso, Beefheart, Billy Childish, Nabokov, Melville, The Fall, Jeffrey Lewis and 1960s French Crime Films. One of his current projects and the one from which these illustrations were taken is Irka Firka, which takes inspirational Tweets and turns them into works of art in their own right. This is a joint project with Chris Bell. More info at www.irkafirka.com Website: www.nickhilditch.com Email: Nick@nickhilditch.com EDITORS LETTER:

I get a lot of stick from film freaks when they ask me what my favourite film is but fuck it, I have no shame - it’s Home Alone - a winning formula of humour and drama covered in a generous dusting of festive fun. Hell, it could be the reason I love this time of year so much and it most definitely is the reason I chose to spend Christmas in New York last year – freezing my ass off at a New York Giants game on Boxing Day (see pic). Anyhow, I wanted to share the love with you guys so embarked upon a Home Alone theme for the mag this month – with a hilarious fashion shoot, Home Alone inspired retail page and of course a DVD giveaway on the films page. If you’ve not seen it then you’re missing out BIG TIME, if you haven’t watched it since you were a kid then whack it on again you won’t be disappointed and if you watch it religiously every Christmas then good on you! Home Alone star Macauley Culkin may have grown into another tortured child star but this film, with its memorable quotes, has stood the test of time and will go down in history as one of the best family films of all time. Fact. Keep the change ya filthy animal… Laura Williams, Editor. www.247magazine.co.uk


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THE EDGE Email news to: 247@outofhand.co.uk ANIMAL the freesports lifestyle company have opened a new concept store in Llandudno, N.W. Wales. Located on the High Street, it opens with the ‘Extremely Gifted’ theme and to celebrate is offering Christmas promotions of spending £60 for a free throw or binoculars and spend £100 for a free holdall. It’s the latest addition alongside existing stores in Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff, Carmarthan, Llanelli and Swansea. See www.animal.co.uk for more info.

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Tagged as ‘The Greatest show on snow’, SNOWBOMBING returns on 4-9 April in Mayrhofen, Austria. Snowboard by day, party by night, repeat over five days with some of the biggest names in dance, such as The Prodigy, Fat Boy Slim, Pendulum, Magnetic Man, Example and Subfocus and you’re got one of the best parties of the year. Cardiff promoters, C.Y.N.T are even hosting a party out there this year too! More info and tickets at www.snowbombing.com FENCHURCH the hip urban clothing brand has opened a new store in Cabot Circus, Bristol. Selling the full range of Fenchurch clothing, expect in-store DJ’s and a special limited edition collab Tee shirt, only available from the store to mark the occasion. More info at www.fenchurch.com JONGLEURS COMEDY CLUB IS TO REOPEN in Bristol city centre in time for the Christmas season. Located on Baldwin Street, the site comprises of Eton Bar on the ground floor and Haze nightclub upstairs. The Jongleurs comedy nights will take place in the main nightclub room with an exclusive VIP mezzanine area also available. The performances will predominantly take place on Friday and Saturday nights with an additional Thursday performance over the holiday period. The shows will present four different comics over 90 minutes as the audience enjoys a range of food and drinks offers. Tickets allow guests free entry to the club night in Haze afterwards. More info at www.jongleurs.com PLAN B releases a new single this month, Love Goes Down, and has announced a new set of dates in 2011 – including one at Swindon Oasis on March 7. Having just scooped the award for Q’s Breakthrough Artist of the year and the MOBO for best RnB and Soul, expect a new single ‘Love Goes Down’ soon and his directorial feature film debut, ‘Ill Manors’ is due for release before the end of 2010.

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King Of Paint Opens

Nestling in the space between Bristol’s bus station and the Broadmead shopping centre, King Of Paint (KOP) is the latest street art gallery space to open in Bristol. However, the owners say ”This is what Bristol’s graffiti and street art community have long been waiting for: a focal-point, in the heart of the city, just round the corner from the UK’s largest decriminalised painting zone, Stokes Croft”. As well as being a spray paint outlet and gallery space, it aims to be a hub for artists, run by artists, that is dedicated to giving the city’s scene a much-needed, designated space; to exhibit, meet, hang out, draw and paint. With dedicated outdoor painting spaces (including one all-weather wall), lit interior walls, spray paint on tap and tables where artists can sit and sketch over a cup of tea; KOP intends to be a space that is a hive of activity, buzzing with ideas, artwork and conversation; somewhere to rendezvous, plan and celebrate all that makes the Bristol scene unique. And with a team of artists with years of experience of teaching. Local legends Inkie, FLX, Mr.Jago, Haka, Rowdy (BC) and 3Dom, are all bringing some colour to King Of Paint’s extensive wall space in time for the opening (which will have happened by the time you read this) and the first solo show, featuring China Mike, has been booked-in for January. More info at www.kopaint.com

Bloc Line-Up Announced

As BLOC celebrate their 5th birthday, the line-up released so far is a treat and includes Aphex Twin performing a special AV set, Magnetic Man, LFO, Moderat, Vitalic, Toddla T and many more. This is one of the best electronic music festivals of the year, and even better as it takes place in Somerset, so not too far to travel either! Bloc takes place on 11-13 March at Butlins, Minehead, more info and tickets from www.blocweekend.com or www.247magazine.co.uk for news updates.


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Bristol Folk Festival Returns In 2011 Bellowhead have been named as the first of three headline acts for next year’s revived Bristol Folk Festival – which returns to the city after a 32 year break. The extraordinary, multi award-winning 11 piece folk juggernaut will bring the three day Bank Holiday festival to a flamboyant finale on May Day (Sunday, May 1) at Colston Hall. Jon Boden said: “Bellowhead are delighted to have been asked to headline and programme the main stage music for May Day at the Bristol Folk Festival. With some festivals sadly disappearing in the current climate it’s great to see this one making a comeback after 32 years and we’ll be giving it all our support.” Co-organizer Jan Ayers added: “It’s a real coup to get one of the biggest – in every sense- names in acoustic music to top the bill on the final day of what will be a bumper ‘back again’ Bristol Folk Festival.” The “indoor” festival will take place in and around the revamped Colston Hall – with its stunning £20m new glass-fronted foyer – and has another hot property folk performer as its patron, the Mercury Prize nominee Seth Lakeman. More information at www.bristolfolkfestival.com

Atp Festivals

This month sees two more All Tomorrow’s Parties festivals at Butlins in Minehead. Fast becoming the camping-hating music lover’s festival of choice ATP is proving a force to be reckoned with when it comes to showcasing groundbreaking indie music, mainly of the US variety. This Winter’s offerings are split into two weekends. The first (Dec 3-5) curated by Godspeed You Black Emperor and the second (Dec 10-12) by Belle&Sebastian. Acts playing include The Ex, Deerhoof and Weird Al Yankovic (Nightmare Before Christmas) and St Eteinne, Wild Beasts and Foals (Bowlie 2). There is also an Inbetween Days shebang whereby people going to both weekends can stay in their twee chalets and party all week to the likes of Caribou, Holy Fuck and Four Tet. Both weekends are now sold out but there are tickets for next year’s ATP (May 13-15) curated by Animal Collective and featuring Lee Scratch Perry, Broadcast and Gang Gang Dance. More info at www.atpfestival.com

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THE EDGE ROLLING STAGE BRISTOL A pre-Christmas Rolling Stage event takes place at Bristol’s Attic Bar on December 11. Rolling Stage challenges, engages and entertains all those who pass through its door by taking them on a journey from the accessible art of popular culture into the surreal and warped minds of today’s contemporary artists. The world of contemporary performance promises to be a surreal journey from self to other. Tickets £8 in adv. DREAMBOAT RECORDS Every year Dreamboat Records have a Christmas party. This year they have pulled out all the stops and teamed up Rise Independent Record store and us lot here at 247 to put together a collection of their favourite acts and DJs like This Is The Kit, Gravenhurst, Adam Buxton, The Rollercoaster Project, Colorama and many more and playing over a week from 11th December at Bristol’s Start The Bus. Dreamboat will have a merch table there all week, with records, new t-shirts and plenty of Dreamboaty treats. On top of that, Bristol illustration collective Inkygoodness will be displaying work inspired by the theme Dreamboat created by 28 artists from across Europe. Buy tickets now at Bristol Ticket Shop, or get them on the door. More info at www.dreamboatrecords.co.uk or www.247magfazine.co.uk We’ll see you there! NEW VENUE FOR SWINDON Swindon welcomes a new live/club and arts venue, in the shape of the Music, Entertainment, Cultural Arena (M.E.C.A) which opens this month. Located on Princess St, Regent Circus, the new 2,000 capacity venue, in the former Mecca Bingo Hall has been fully refurbished and is offering a mixed bag of entertainment to cover a wide range of tastes. Highlights for December include Chase and Status on 18 Dec, supported by Danny Bryd and Netsky. Following that, Example plays an exclusive Live set on Mon 27 Dec, supported by the popular local crew, Beatbullyz. More info at www. mecaswindon.co.uk

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Every Christmas you get a handful of money-thirsty musicians busting a gut to pen some festive jungles in a bid to cash in on the endless commercial opportunities from ads to compilation CDs. Sometimes it’s shit (think Christmas Time by The Darkness), sometimes it’s kooky (think Everything Will Be Cool This Christmas by Eels) and very occasionally it’s a stroke of genius (Last Christmas by Wham). We caught up with Goldie Lookin Chain’s Rhys (as he waited outside Asda for his missus) to talk about their attempt at a Christmas CD - A Goldie Lookin Christmas (The Fairytale of Newport) “It’s so soulful,” he said. “It’s just beautiful. We all wrote songs for it – there’s one Mystikal wrote about being naked on Christmas Day and one I did about being out of my head and not remembering a thing. Track one is meant to be called You’ll Never Be Alone at Christmas but I sent the wrong email and so it’s called You’ll Never Be Alone On Christmas Day. Then there’s Dubstep Christmas. I love dubstep. A lot of people go ‘what’s this rubbish?’ but I can’t get enough of the wobbly beats. Bristol’s good for it so is Haverfordwest in Wales. Bristol’s my third favourite place in the world. It goes LA, Paris then Bristol. We have done this album and thought we better slam some dates together so we’re doing the M4 corridor from the Cardiff Gate Services to Magor, Leigh Delaware, Chieveley then Reading Services. My favourite is Leigh Delaware – I was thinking of changing my name to that.” But no date in their beloved Newport this time round? Rhys went on: “We just did a massive, huge gig in Newport for the Ryder Cup. We put on our own golf tournament because a lot of the people from Newport didn’t get to go to the Ryder Cup. It was at the Caerleon Golf Club and there was about 6,000 people there give or take a few thousand. Tiger Woods was on the guestlist but he didn’t turn up.”

Then one morning I woke up singing this song as a response and so we went out and recorded a video. We ran out of batteries at about 3pm. The other guys were really quiet about it, they must’ve realised they made a terrible mistake by not being from Newport and went underground – like the A Team.” From one spoof to another and back to the GLC Christmas offering so just what is Christmas in Newport like? “Imagine a big nightclub with 16 people in it, full of disco smoke and smelling somewhere between curries, farts and pork,” said Rhys. “One of them is dancing and the DJ’s probably playing The Smiths. After that you will go and get chips and curry sauce and try and go to sleep but you won’t be able to because you’ll be too excited about Santa bringing you a love gun full of jizz.” Talking about the album, he added: “There’s a little bit of swearing but if your kids are under two they won’t have a clue what’s going on. I would recommend this as a gift to everyone. If you’ve got a Great Aunty with senile dementia she will love it. My top tip for Christmas is buy stuff for people that comes in a tin. I always like to have a theme. You can get everything in a tin nowadays, whisky, biscuits, Panatone, pants, tuna. And you can reuse the tin – it’s a gift that keeps on giving.” Goldie Lookin Chain play at at Bristol Fleece on December 11 and at Clwb Ifor Bach in Cardiff December 16. More info at www.youknowsit.co.uk

GLC are fast becoming the most high profile local celebrities and were recently asked to open a new branch of F.Hinds the jewellers. Rhys said: “The Jewellery store phoned us and said we have got all this gold and we need people to buy it cos the price of gold has gone up by 300 per cent in three years. I think they were really getting us in to see what gold we had then they realised it was all plastic. You can’t melt that down and make it into gold. Everyone’s doing it. In Newport, there’s a shop which sells food from around the world and there’s a sign saying it will buy gold.” GLC hit the headlines earlier this year when they posted a response on Youtube to the Youtube hit Newport (Ymerodraeth State of Mind) a spoof of Jay Z and Alicia Key’s number one single New York (Empire State of Mind). “When they did that Jay Z spoof, lots of people thought it was us,” Rhys said. “I thought it was weird – it’s obviously someone who likes us a lot and were doing a tribute to us. Steve wasn’t very happy, he smashed up his room with a cricket bat he wasn’t happy that they weren’t from Newport but Swindon or something.

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It is arguably the biggest night of the year and one which can prove the best party of your life or one which can flump miserably – which is why we’ve come up with this essential guide to New Year’s Eve in the West and Wales. Hell, it’s the end of the first decade of the Millennium, let’s see it off in style! NB. More events are being finalised all the time so it’s worth checking out your favourite venue’s website.

BRISTOL NYE Masked Ball The Trinity Centre, Trinity Road, BS2 0NW 9.30pm – 4.30am, £20adv, www.3ca.org.uk Get dressed up to the nines and head down to one of the most underrated venues in Bristol for an elaborate masked ball. Featuring live performances from EZ Rollers, The Carnyvillains, Laid Blak, Dr Meaker, Junkyard Scientists, DJ Read and Subplate. But it ain’t all about the music – there’s a chill out games room, bouncy castle and a free glass of bubbly for the first 200 through the door!

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Tribe of Frog NYE Lakota, 6 Upper York Street, BS2 8QN £10adv www.tribeoffrog.com Tribe of Frog New Years Eve Extravaganza brings together Psytrance, Electro, Breaks, Progressive, Acid Techno, Minimal, Dub & Chill across 4 rooms in the Lakota club and the 17th Century Grade 2 listed building built along side it. They’ll be working at Lakota all over the Christmas holiday transforming it into 4 different themed environments in time for NYE. Expect a large open-air courtyard with a professional fireworks display and a massive indoor pyrotechnics show! There will also be giant inflatables, UV body painting, funky stalls, psychedelic projections and performance and dancers. Live acts include Rastaliens & South Wild along with BeatNik, Eastman, Weetamix and Pieman. www.247magazine.co.uk


Mansion Party Ashton Court, Long Ashton, BS41 9JN 8pm – 2am, from £17adv, www.soultrain.co.uk Soultrain are back with a nostalgic New Year’s Eve in one of the best known Mansions in the city. They invite you to don your widest lapels, afro- wigs, flares, platform shoes and, mini-skirts for a full on night of 70’s disco in a soul n reggae party style! Expect to hear Isaac Hayes, Curtis Mayfiled, James Brown, Gloria Gaynor, Barry White, Donna Summer, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and more from Soultrain’s Steve Ashby and Bob Marley, Desmond Decker, Toots n Maytals, Jimmy Cliff, Eddy Grant, Specials and more from DJs Dezzi Rankin & Greg Alexander. Babyhead Fiddlers, Willway Street, BS3 4BG £10adv, www.fiddlers.co.uk They’re one of those amazing festival bands which have the ability to get even the most sober, boring person dancing like a nutter so who better to see your new year in with than Babyhead. Expect a fusion of ska, reggae, jazz and funk all in the intimate confines of Fiddlers in Bedminster. Those hard working folk have only just finished a tour to promote their new album Heavy Weather, which was released on Pama International’s label. Pulled Apart By Horses 12 St. Thomas Street, BS1 6JJ 8pm – 4am, £TBC www.thefleece.co.uk Another indie band-based New Year’s party from those musos at Bristol Fleece. Lofi Hifi Promotions and Bodyclocks present the epic Pulled Apart By Horses, with Jaws of a Giant and more special guests to be announced in the coming weeks. Before and after the bands the Can’t Play Guitar and Bodyclocks DJs will take to the decks to spin some of the hottest indie tunes.

BATH Komedia New Year Party Komedia, 22-23 Westgate Street, BA1 1EP £17.50, www.komedia.co.uk/bath Komedia celebrates its New Year’s Eve with Bath’s very own stunning nine- piece Reggae covers band, Small Axe. Performing hits from B40 to Bob Marley, the band, fronted by Neil Sartain are on a mission to make you dance and see in 2011 with Caribbean Sun in your heart and a big smile on your face. Plus DJ set Nightheat Movements with DJ’s Steely Ranx & Mr Armshouse

CHELTENHAM Hed Kandi’s Midnight Masquerade Dakota, 12-14 Bath Rd, GL53 7HA 9pm, £7adv, www.dakotaclub.co.uk The World famous Hed Kandi lot hit Cheltenham with some of the best Hed Kandi Anthems of the past decade. Room 2 features commercial R’n’B and chart. With a champagne reception from 9pm this ain’t no average clubnight but a classy New Year’s shindig with some top tunes spun by your favourite DJs.

GLOUCESTER NYE Big Laugh Gloucester Guildhall, 23 Eastgate Street, GL1 1NS 8.30pm, £35, www.gloucester.gov.uk There’s only one place worth being at the end of the year - The New Year’s Big Laugh at Gloucester Guildhall. Top comedians, a fantastic buffet, free champagne on arrival, and a disco until the wee hours, this will be a night you won’t forget – though there’s a disclaimer on the website saying they cannot guarantee this.

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CARDIFF Bionic NYE Code, Millennium Plaza, Wood Street, CF10 1GE 8pm – 6am £20, www.bionicevents.com New Year’s Eve in Cardiff wouldn’t be the same without the Bionic crew. For the past few years they’ve thrown some banging parties and this year is no exception. With a distinctive Hard House/Trance vibe, Bionic have secured some top notch DJs including Daniele Mondello & Express, Viviana, Dutch Master, Brian M McBunn, JTB & Chuck, Kidd Kaos, Swankie DJ & Kashie, Shock and The Force.

SWANSEA New Year’s Party Monkey Café, 13 Castle Street, Swansea, SA1 1JF 9pm, £5, www.monkeycafe.co.uk One of the cheaper New Year’s Eve events around but that doesn’t mean it’s pants. The Monkey Café in Swansea is hosting it’s regular New Year’s Eve party with DJs (Father Jared, Marchant and D&B from Active) on the ground floor playing party tunes, guilty pleasures and fun stuff. But if that ain’t your thing then the middle floor offers more hip-hop, breaks and dubstep.

ELSEWHERE IN THE SOUTH WEST

If there’s one thing we know how to do in the idyllic South West, it’s beaches, pubs and fancy dress. Combine the three for one night only (Dec 31) and we’ve got a winning formula. Whether it’s Exmouth or St Ives, Newquay or Weymouth there’s a seaside resort not too far away from you ripe for the picking. Expect some epic fancy dress efforts, plenty of late night bar action, DJs, live music and serious amounts of cider. I’ll see you there!

EDINBURGH

Let’s face it, if there’s one thing the Scots do better than us English folk (jury’s still out on whether it’s better than the Welsh contingent) it’s throw an epic New Year’s Eve party. In fact, it’s so much better than some of our lowly efforts down in the badlands of the West Country that they’ve even got their own name for it. Hogmanay in Edinburgh is one of those festival vibe parties where you inevitably wind up hugging every person who gets in your way, necking some Buckfast for medicinal purposes and dancing like a nutter to some top tunes as you prepare for a mass rendition of Auld Lang Syne. Seriously, you’d have to be on deaths door/majorly heartbroken or severely suicidal to not enjoy yourself at this, one of the biggest street parties in the world.

LONDON

After Edinburgh, one of the most popular places to flee to for New Year’s Eve is London. But rather than get shoe-horned into Trafalgar Square with a million pissed idiots you may want to head to one of the many, many musical-based events going down. And of all of these the All Tomorrow’s Parties shebang looks set to be the best. Featuring those US lo-fi grunge veterans Sonic Youth and the sound sensation that is Shellac the gig promises to be one of those legendary performances and what’s more you are unlikely to be surrounded by twats. If you’ve ever been to the ATP festivals you’ll know exactly what vibe to expect and if you haven’t, keep your eyes open for my review of the December ATP on www.247magazine.co.uk next month.

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The Truths are gaining major adulation for their live performances, resulting in The Guardian to not spare the expletives and describe them as “fucking amazing.” The Cornwallbased musicians have recently released their powerful debut album, Above All, which is beginning to make noise beyond the moors of Bodmin. Anthony Neale (vocals) also plies his trade as a mixer having worked with Radiohead and other musical heavyweights. Joe Taylor (guitars) studied at Truro College and gained relative success with his previous band, Rooster. They both met to discuss their work ethic, the decline of the music industry and why you should never eat a pasty.

“I’m more surprised that we’re not getting more plaudits…our plan is to not follow other bands but instead pave our own way in the music industry” Upon meeting the front man of the band, and having the piss taken out of me when I asked for a “dash” of milk in my brew - I knew this guy had more words than his lyrics. “Being in a band has been a vision of mine since I was eight. Music is now on the fringes of culture unlike the 50s, 60s, and 70s where music was the driving force of culture. Now, thanks to various things including people like Simon Cowell, music has been turned into some sort of game show. Cowell just gets pub singers and turns them into pop stars and watches them spin out of control – it’s absolutely sickening to me.

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“It doesn’t apply to all musicians in the industry, take Radiohead for example, they have broke through and at the same time offered something different to music fans. ”He insists the glass isn’t always half empty though: “The other side of it is that it’s amazing to play in a band in front of loads of people, and have a good time,” he laughs and with it raises the sheet of despair hanging over their studio in Penryn. When asked about the recent comments by national papers the band’s singer keeps stern. “I’m more surprised that we’re not getting more plaudits…our plan is to not follow other bands but instead pave our own way in the music industry.” Once you’ve listened to their album it comes as no surprise to what music influences them. “I love the music of the 60s and 70s. Look at this way I’m always going to go back to a Doors album, I don’t think I’ve ever gone back to a Blur album. Funk, Motown that sort of stuff. It would be good to hear more groove back in modern music.” The topic brings Joe Taylor into the argument and why he believes music is like it is: “I mean if you can’t play your instrument past the spindley guitar, you don’t have a wealth of music you can dip into to play something different. I mean how many albums have you heard where every song sounds the same? We’re doing something different.” The Truths are: Anthony Neale (vocals), Joe Taylor (guitar), James Goddard (bass), Simon Ward-Wilson (keyboard) & Dave Neale (drums) To buy the album go to iTunes, or to see what the band are up to slap this into a browser - www.myspace.com/thetruthsband Interview: Ben Perks

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In a change from the normal, we are showcasing various street artists from the West and South Wales. We kick things off with work from 3Dom, one of Bristol’s longest serving graffiti writers. A high profile writers in the Bristol scene, his pieces are often seen on Stokes Croft and at many of the paint jams around Bristol, including the recently opened King of Paint launch (see news for more details). Read our interview with him at www.247magazine.co.uk to get an insight into the mind of 3Dom.

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Music

The latest new music reviewed and rated by our team of music heads, and we ask them what their top three albums of the year are too...

Laura Williams

Jamie Atkins

UK Rocka

The National: High Violet Midlake: The Courage of Others My First Tooth - Territories

Joanna Newsom- Have One On Me Big Boi- Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son Of Dusty Owen Pallett- Heartland

Nas & Damien Marley – Distant Relatives Kners ft Kardinal Offishal – Messy EP Concord Dawn-The Enemy Within

Frank Turner

Charles Douglas

(Xtra Mile Recordings)

(Broken Horse)

Rock’n’Roll EP

Goodness only knows where Frank Turner finds time to record new material, what with endless tours and slots at most of the summer festivals but he does and the fruit of his latest labour is this five track EP. The opening track is Turner though and through, raw angsty vocals and lyrical ponderings of the modern condition though the whole premise on which it is based is a tad irritating, Turner spits: “Who’d have thought, something as simple as rock’n;roll would save us all’. Rhyming for the sake of rhyming maybe? Towards the end of the EP, Turner reigns in his shouty side to create a much gentler Arab Strap-esque sound in which his undeniable Home Counties accent has nowhere to hide.

Idlewild

100 Broken Windows (reissue)

(EMI) 2010 has become a bit of a milestone year for a lot of bands with no shortage of reunion tours/ reissues. This 10th Anniversary gem from Scottish rockers Idlewild is a welcome blast from the past - songs which dragged me through my teenage years returning with such resonance as if the past decade never happened. The first disc (the original album) showcases the catchy singles, including Roseability, which sum up the modern human condition perfectly with the enlightening line ‘You’ll always be dissatisfied’. Disc two features b-sides and demos, including alternative lyrics for Idea Track and Bronze Medal as well as the lush raw Hope Is Important-esque Alternative to College. These songs have stood the test of time both lyrically and musically and here’s hoping this reissue gets the recognition it deserves.

The Lives Of Charles Douglas Charles Douglas has written several screenplays, authored four novels, directed a film & at the age of 22 recorded this niche album. It’s an eccentric collection that concerns itself with subjects as diverse as girls, fast food, drugs & the death of The Notorious B.I.G. The whole album has a loose, first-take feel that calls to mind the spontaneity of Jonathan Richman’s solo records, whilst clearly indebted to Lou Reed. There is a simplicity and immediacy here that is difficult not to enjoy.

Jim Sullivan U.F.O.

(Light In The Attic)

This reissue does a fine job in making Sullivan’s work accessible to anyone in the know. It’s a warm, country-tinged effort that recalls the likes of Gene Clarke, The Band & Gram Parsons. Sullivan is in fine voice throughout and is backed by a strong supporting cast including stalwarts of Phil Spector’s Wrecking Crew. Songs like Rosey and Jerome evoke Glenn Campbell & Jimmy Webb’s work & sound like they could, with the right distribution, have propelled their singer to fame.

Bruce Springsteen The Promise (Columbia)

The release of Born To Run saw The Boss transform from struggling songwriter to American icon, seemingly overnight. It must have been incredibly frustrating then that legal wrangles Gabby Young with his former management prevented him from and Other Animals releasing a record for three years, the brooding Darkness On The Edge Of Town. Until now We’re All In This Together Springsteen’s productivity during the interim Gabby Young sure is one striking lady but does period has remained a well bootlegged secret she sound as good as she looks. Simple answer? amongst fans, here the extent of Springsteen’s Yes. Young manages to harness that energetic purple patch is officially unveiled. The Promise festival feel, that chaotic Carnyville vibe and the plays like a jukebox devoted to Springsteen’s romanticism of the Moulin Rouge and pull it out formative influences. It’s as if the success of the other side sounding like the most delightful Born To Run imbued him with the confidence Autumnal walk. It is clear that her distinctive and to flex his song writing chops. Here we have refreshingly tuneful voice is classically trained but nods to Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, Elvis and that doesn’t make it old fashioned. Far from it; with Van Morrison; all the while sounding like nobody hints of Natasha Khan (Bat for Lashes) in the slower but himself. title track ‘We’re All In This Together’ and the honeytoned Thea Gilmore in Too Young To Die, Gabby Dan Haywood Young could well be the trailblazer for female Dan Haywood’s New Hawks singer/songwriters in 2011. Sod Ellie Goulding and (Timbreland Recordings) Eliza Doolittle! There is something audacious about not only Phil Wilson releasing a 32 track triple album as your debut God Bless Jim Kennedy release but also declaring that it will be your final offering. For such a grand gesture to not (Creation Records) appear to be utter folly the material itself has I was a reluctant convert from cassettes to CDs and to be up to scratch; luckily the contents of … I’m still not 100% down with the whole MP3 thing New Hawks more than pass muster. Conceived so to receive a promo on vinyl is a definite win. It’s whilst Haywood spent 18 months getting back easy to forget just how compelling 80s indie was, to nature on the North coast of Scotland and so cue Phil Wilson (The June Brides) to remind brought to life by a steadily expanding band us. Here we have the insightful lyrics and beautiful over 5 years of touring, the album is a defiantly harmonies of early REM/the deep broodiness of individual, British exploration of nature and Echo&the Bunnymen/the substance of McCarthy. human relationships. Surely a future cult classic, There’s a bit of a heaven and hell situation for me its raw takes on folk and country are a timeless with a definite nod to the Manics (fans of The June delight. Brides) but slight sniffs of that jingly-jangly Beatles thing I hate. Can’t fault the second half of the album though, with The Sum Of and I Own It.

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Malditos Bass Star Dos! (Mental Machine Muzik)

From their signing to iBreak Records in late 2008, these guys have stormed their way through firmly cementing their name in the world of Breaks. This debut album released on their own label ‘Mental Machine Muzik’ is made up of 10 new tracks alongside 8 tracks published on iBreaks. This will take them even further up the ladder, paving the way for big things ahead. Festival ravers and general breaks lovers will be all over this like a rash. If you just like to dip your toe into a bit of breaks every now and then or if you are a fully fledged breaks fan, this album will give you the fill you need.

Dub from Atlantis A Decade In Dub

(Rengrang Records) Wholesome Dub for the masses from these guys. Starts off nicely with a ‘Heard It On The Frontline’ featuring Celestine and John Pearce. A nice take on 60’s classic ‘Heard It Through The Grapevine’ which became Marvin Gaye’s signature tune. Enough to get you swinging nicely into the groove of the album. This is a great collection of Dub including a remix of Celetine’s ‘Deeper Dub’ which shows off her smooth flowing vocal talent. This will appeal to a vast range of people especially if they haven’t got any Dub in their collection!

Groove Armada White Light

(Cooking Vinyl)

Groove Armada’s ‘Black Light’ was a good album but not quite up there with some of the back catalogue. ‘White Light’ is in tune with a more upbeat approach to the eight tracks that have been reworked from the previous album. The boys have not failed to please with this one. On top of the eight tracks taken from ‘Black Light’, you also have the highly demanded ‘History’ Love Remix. Any fan of Groove Armada’s past releases will want a copy of this in their collection. It picks up from the more chilled vibe of ‘Black Light’ showcasing more of the dance element that they possess. The album also features Will Young, Fenech Soler, Nick Littlemore, Jessica Larrabee, and Saint saviour who graces the ‘Love Remix’ of ‘History’.

Danny Byrd Rave Digger

(Hospital Records)

The Second album from the Byrd man, highly anticipated and for good reason! Danny Byrd is getting airplay all over the airwaves with some of the tunes from this album such as ‘Ill Behaviour’, ‘Sweet Harmony’ ft Liquid and more recently ‘We Can Have It All’. He showcases his quality production as well as his diversity with dance-floor bangers, jungle style and more vocal based tunes. You will pick up on some hip hop influences in ‘Judgement Day’ and some old skool rave vibes with ‘Hot Fuzz’ and ‘Planet Earth’ which go down nicely alongside quirky news flash style intros. Will be keeping this one in the record bag for sure! Definitely recommend to all lovers of dance music. Out now.

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Music EvilKeg

Backbone

Laura Malarkey

Schema – A Day Of Small Victories Access Denied vs BSD – Ultimate/ Mineral Jason Sparks – Gangsters EP

Giving new and unsigned bands the once-over since the start of the Noughties.

Supplementary demo reviewer.

Aquasky feat The Ragga Twins / Living Legends

(Passsenger Records) It’s always nice to hear fresh Aquasky business, and with this release, they’ve managed to squeeze enough genres in to keep many a dancefloor stallwart happy. The title track Living Legends is just pure dancefloor happiness, borrowing a cheeky soul/funk break, it’s just sheer fun. Rennie Pilgrem has giving it a more tribal/uk funky remix which really works. The other track on this is Raggatron, which sounds like Optimus Prime violated a 909 and a 303! It’s got a really dark, urban feel to it. Sly and Pasco have given it a nice drum and bass re-rub, which has some nasty bassline business going on.

Jason Sparks Gangsters EP

(Botchit & Scarper Records) Jason Spark’s classic tune Gangsters has been given a celebrity footballer style roasting, having been stripped down and remixed into three different genres. Reso’s dubstep take on this tune, shows us that it works just as well at 140 BPM. There’s loads of stops, breaks and atmosphere. Sparks himself has given it a more up to date bassline house feel, I’d love to hear this tune just as the sun’s rising on a beach/ field. There’s loads of variation to the bassline in this too and he’s stayed true to his original tune. Flore’s contribution is pure breakbeat goodness - typical Flore with manic drum patterns and enough edgy teethy bass to munch through any dance floor.

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White Off EP (Ape Music)

First up is The Wrongstars’ remix of Punch the Clown, which is a pretty heavy affair. It’s got some heavy dark side-chained bass which was supposed to feature on a previous Ape release, but they’ve finally released it into the wild on this EP. Ben and Lex’s RKSTDY is a rather stabby, punchy breakbeat tune which has some really nice dubstep elements in it. It is however unfortunately in White Off’s title track’s shadow. The Amen sample is well and truly back with a vengeance! This, the standout title track uses it as a great foundation, before dropping the funny vocal sample “It’s all gonna go white off - white off... pwoppa!”. A completely driven and fun breakbeat tune with bigger cajones than Danny Trejo!

Hedflux

Revolve / Rhythm Prism

(Broken Robot Recordings) Hedflux is well known for his heads down tech stompers, and this features his tell-tale crafting and attention to detail. Revolve has a nice psy-breaks feel to it, using a nice vocal sample in it - a similar vein to his tune Non Stop which. Revolve is a techy squirmy acidy pulser that needs to be listened to loud. The final track on this release is Rhythm Prism, which is much easier to listen to! It’s more breakbeat driven and it’s got more of a techno feel to it. With cloppy percussion and loads of sounds going on it drives through with enough funk to sink an anglo-french battle cruiser! Would’ve been great to see a couple more tracks on this release, maybe I should ask Santa? www.247magazine.co.uk

Sickwax

www.myspace.com/sickwax All-scratching, dubtastic sextet from Bristol, Sickwax, take their brassy, street-sculpted fare from the halcyon days of funk-inspired hip-hop but they don’t really take the genre anywhere special. Indeed, many before them have ventured into this heavily-populated territory only to move on to find their own voice. Released in conjunction with Uberphonic Records, ‘Skint Prestige’ reveals moments of jazzy dexterity during ‘Hospital Gloss’, and the confident ‘Dubington’ no doubt fills dancefloors but the rapping lets the side down, showing no real vestige of verbal inventiveness. At least, not the sort that would make you want to clutch them to your bosom. Great band, not so great songs.

Citadel

www.myspace.com/citadeltip Plymouth hardcore newbies, Citadel, haven’t wasted any time getting their noise out there in the public domain. The band’s debut demo, lovingly housed in a crude but effective homemade sleeve, runs rampant with mid-paced hardcore thuggery, sand-papered vocal chords and truck-loads of angsty frownage. All eight songs tend to stay in the same ballpark, sonically and emotionally, but if it works for Sick Of It All, chuck yourself in. The DIY production lends it a kind of authenticity that parallels the first wave of crossover bands but the relentless calls for a united, no-guts-no-glory kind of ‘brotherhood’ begs the question: is there a place for sisterhood in Citadel’s hardcore utopia? One hopes so.

National Pastime

www.myspace.com/nationalpastime Keen protagonists of Exeter’s lo-fi sub-pop coterie, National Pastime’s new platter, ‘Bookmarks’, sees the quartet adhere to their softly enforced remit of Field Mice-riven melodies with a wilfully outcast status. They’re certainly not ones for displaying typical male pride, given that you can’t hear any sonic semblance of sweat in these songs. The gentle melancholic thrum of ‘Geneva’, the Belle & Sebastian bounce of ‘Consolation Prize’ and ‘Fine Line’’s marshmallow-Buzzcocks hue all add up to a band who relish the opportunity to remind us that not every late-‘80s teenage schoolboy was queuing up to join the rugby team or ambush unwitting kids from other schools.

Art is Hard Records

www.artishardrecords.co.uk Art Is Hard Records release a split 7” this month, and it’s a (xmas) cracker. Indeed, it comes with some stocking fillers – an original print, a digital EP and a zine – which is very apt. Exeter’s New Years Evil enter the fray with a nod to Joy Division’s post-punk edginess and a wink to Killing Joke’s percussive menace. ‘Echo Canyon’ positively reeks of industrial angst, while the atonal ‘Shining Path’ heads leftfield for a bit of Jesus & Mary Chainage. Falmouth’s The Black Tambourines opt for a lush, widescreen sound with zinging echo, surf guitars and ‘50s romanticism, combined with a lovely shock of sharp-suited, new wave energy. A splendid mash-up.

Goan Dogs

www.myspace.com/goandogs I first caught Bristol’s Goan Dogs last month at a gig at The Croft and genuinely wondered where they’d been all my life; then I found out - this was their first ever live gig. It takes some bands years of gigging to fine-tune the haunting vocals, energetic drums and carve the overall cohesion which these guys nailed on their first attempt. With the underlying uplifting melancholy of Radiohead, the contemporary relevance and mature vocals of Beiruit and vivid lyrics which conjure up some eerie dark and twisted imagery, Goan Dogs follow in the footsteps of bands like Revere. This could be one Bristol band which breaks through the confines of the South West to gain the recognition they deserve.

Cavalry Bears

www.myspace.com/cavalrybears Bristol’s Cavalry Bears sure are a talented bunch of guys. Singers Chris Levens and Michael Fox are both budding actors seen gracing the stage of many a play in Bristol and beyond and now they’ve joined forces to fuel their musical desires. Soft and gentle vocals soar high above the uplifting guitars and drums to create the most delightful indie tracks. With a compelling yet indistinguishable accent present in the track Rooftops, it has definite hints of Bellx1 and Haven about it. Summer’s Lease has a more contemporary feel to it, think Death Cab for Cutie. The joint vocal efforts compliment each other perfectly and the consistent guitar keeps the whole thing flowing like a beautiful ornate steam train.

*Nancy*

www.myspace.com/ nancyofficialmusic Bristol’s proving it’s worth as a producer of a wide range of demo fodder in this month’s mag and not wanting to focus entirely on guitar based indie we checked out a newish popster by the name of *Nancy* who lists Pink, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry as her top myspace friends. Sadly she doesn’t sound much like this trio of superstars. You can see where she’s going with her styling but she ends up looking like a watered down (yet prettier) Lady Gaga. And she’s got the electro synth and produced vocal thing that Gaga has to a certain extent with the odd catchy riff but she sounds a lot more like 90s Kylie or Madonna – a little less Grrrr than Pink and Perry - like a cup of tea without the teabag.

Dead Star Sonics www.myspace.com/ deadstarsonics

Their music has that constant energy which makes you want to head to a London club, covered in leather and glitter and jump around like some trendy motherfucker. It takes the best bits of Britpop and that godawful lull in the early Noughties and drags it into 2010 with a sniff of the New York underground arty scene about it. The comparison to Lou Reed/Iggy Pop/The Strokes is an easy one to make. However, in places the vocals (by Nicky Sonic) are hidden slightly by the vocoder effects and one wonders whether that’s a deliberate attempt at hiding some shaky vocals or showing off some techy production skills but it kinda works. Backbone // johnsycash@yahoo.co.uk magazine | 19


CULTURE

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1 Dec – 16 Jan CARDIFF

Tim Davies: 50th Year to Heaven Chapter Arts, Market Road CF5 1QE, www.chapter. org.uk 029 2031 1050, £FREE The seemingly simple beauty of Tim Davies’ installation work conceals complex and unexpected connections with politics, class and social issues. His concepts span time and place, conflict and power, and often focus on hidden historical details that question notions of colonialism and nationalism..

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Raleigh Road, Southville, BS3 1TF, www.tobaccofactory.com, 0117 902 0060, Evening performances 7.30, Sundays start at 6pm. 2.30pm matinees are available throughout the run, £7 – 15 Geppetto, the brilliant Italian carpenter, carves a block of wood into a puppet who will be the son he has always wanted and a loving companion in his old age. The wooden boy is an oddity in the village and always in trouble until one night a little grasshopper tells him about a blue fairy who has the magic to turn him into a real boy…And so begins an epic voyage of discovery as Pinocchio tackles a fearsome fire-eater, conniving highwaymen, a killer shark and a really, really big nose.

Anti-Panto! The Rondo Theatre, St. Saviours Road, BA1 6RT, 01225 463362, www.rondotheatre.co.uk 8pm, £12 No tired old gags here, this is an anarchic roar of a Christmas show, and not one for families. The team felt a lack of entertainment on offer for those without young families at Christmas and set about making it right!

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Cardiff Creative Writing Group - Tessa Hadley Cardiff Arts Institute, 29 Park Place, CF10 3BA, 02920 231252, mail@cardiffartsinstitute.org, 7pm9.30pm, £FREE Tessa Hadley lives in Cardiff and teaches Literature and Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, her special interests including Jane Austen, Henry James, Jean Rhys and Elizabeth Bowen. She reviews regularly for the London Review of Books.

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The Adventures of Pinocchio,Tobacco Factory,

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Events want out of a modern comedian no? If you have a sick sense of humour maybe laughter is the best medicine. Not to be taken if you have a sensitive disposition. Recommended dose: one new show to be taken annually (I said annually).

12-19 December BATH

MoB’s High Tease Christmas Special , Komedia, 23-24 Westgate Street, BA1 1EP, www. komedia.co.uk, 0845 293 8480, 8.30pm, £16 Celebrate this Christmas in style with Ministry of Burlesque’s High Tease - an uproarious revue of razor-wit and frisky burlesque of 5-Star critical acclaim and sell-out international success. Witness the daring antics of exiguously attired showgirls with the sultriest of sirens and the edgiest comic-cabaret masters.

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Year ran for four years on Broadway and was a successful motion picture starring Alan Alda and Ellen Burstyn. It follows the love affair of Doris and George, who rendezvous in a hotel bedroom just once a year.

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BRISTOL

25 years of Ink The Bank of Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3UJ First ever show from one of Bristol’s longest running graffiti artists, Inkie. Expect an exhibition of a large range of works, canvases, sketches, tattoo designs, t-Shirts and selected graphic design and print work from 1985 – 2010. Presented by Flying Eyeball and Weapon of Choice Gallery. Special show and a must visit for any local street art fan.

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18 December 3-4 December BRISTOL

Inbetween Time Collecting Fireworks Cube Microplex, 4 Princess Row Kingsdown BS2 8NQ, www.cubecinema.com, 0117 907 4697 , 12pm-5pm, £4 An archive performance beginning with the idea that theatre is essentially viral. Add your voice to this unique archive of over 250 recordings from across six international cities, which reveal powerfully evocative memories of performances and strange performative moments

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South Wales Gay Men’s Chorus, Grand Theatre, Singleton Street, Glamorgan, SA1 3QJ, www. swansea.gov.uk, 01792 475 715, 7.15pm, £8.00 Singing music from all genres in their own unique refreshing style, South Wales Gay Men’s Chorus are pleased to return to the Grand with their Christmas Show which features highlights from their extensive repertoire along with a few festive favourites to really get you in the mood for Christmas.

3 December TAUNTON

Spare Oom The Brewhouse Theatre & Arts Centre, Coal Orchard, TA1 1JL, www.thebrewhouse.net £FREE The Gallery will be transformed into a magical environment to complement and combine ideas from The Brewhouse’s Christmas show The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe. There will be a variety of workshops, interactive activities and participatory projects for the public.

9-18 December CHELTENHAM

Same Time, Next Year, Everyman Theatre, Regent Street, GL50 1H, 01242/572573, www. everymantheatre.org.uk, 7.45pm, £7.50. One of the most popular comedies of the twentieth century, Same Time, Next

9-18 December NEWPORT

National Roman Legion Museum, Saturnalia National Roman Legion Museum High Street Caerleon NP18 1AE, www. museumwales.ac.uk, (01633) 423134, 11am - 4pm, £FREE Join in the fun and celebrate the Roman festival of Saturnalia. A tour of Christmases past, with a look at how it was celebrated by the Romans, Victorians, in the Middle Ages and even in the ‘70’s! Activities in each age, from candle rolling to paper chain making. Meet Roman characters including Saturn, the God of sowing, who looks just like Santa!

12 Dec & 9 Jan CHELTENHAM

Jimmy Carr, Cheltenham Town Hall, Imperial Square, GL50 1QA, 8pm, £25 Wry and cynical, that’s what you really

19 December

BATH

Sarah Millican Ustinov, Saw Close, Bath, BA1 1ET, www.theatreroyal.org.uk/ ustinov, 01225 448844,7 .30pm, £12.50 The sweet and filthy Geordie’s stand-up show promises jokes about life, love and what to do when your boyfriend puts a sock on your boob during sex. Hailed as one of the finest female comedians working at the moment.

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John Barker gets his head around this months cinema listings

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Our film competitions are proving more popular every month so we’ve gone all out this Christmas to bring you even more pressies. Check it out.

Africa United (PG)

13-15 Dec: The Riverfront –

Newport, 01633 656 757, www. newport.gov.uk Dir: Debs Gardner-Paterson Starring: Roger Nsengiyumva, Sherrie Silver, Eriya Ndayambaje 2010/UK/90 min The amazing story of three Rwandan street kids who make their way across Africa with only a World Cup wall chart to guide them. Incredibly they walk over 3000 miles through seven different countries, in order to get to the World Cup in South Africa. A delightful story about friendship and daring to dream.

The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader (Tbc) 10 Dec: The Welfare –Swansea, 01639 843163 www.thewelfare.co.uk Director: Michael Apted Starring: Ben Barnes, Skandar Keynes & Simon Pegg 2010/US/TBC Lucy and Edmund Pevensie return to Narnia with their cousin Eustace where they meet up with Prince Caspian for a trip across the sea aboard the royal ship The Dawn Treader. Along the way they encounter dragons, dwarves, and a band of lost warriors before reaching the edge of the world. This latest instalment of the fantasy staple is presented in 3D and should flesh out what is usually a flat screen treatment of a wonderful tale.

I’m Still Here (15)

1 Dec: 1 December, Cube

There’s no way we could deny you your dose of little Kevin McCallister in our Home Alone issue so we’ve secured FIVE Home Alone boxsets. Each boxset features not only the original (and in our opinion, the best) Home Alone and the sequal Home Alone: Lost In New York but also Home Alone 3 and 4 (yes we missed those the first time round too). They may not feature Macauley Culkin but they stick with the festive family comedy theme to bring you some light entertainment over the cold winter months. “Mam I’m eight years old, you think I’d be Home Alone? I don’t think so…”

Letters To Juliet (PG)

Four Lions (15)

The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest (Tbc)

1-2 Dec: The Watershed -

Bristol, 0117 927 5100 www.watershed.co.uk The third and final part of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy won’t disappoint its fan base at all. Lisbeth Salander is hospitalized after the

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Microplex, Bristol, 0117 907 4190 cubecinema.com Dir: Casey Affleck Starring: Joaquin Phoenix 2010/US/108 min In 2008 Joaquin Phoenix announced that he’d decided to retire from acting and concentrate on a new career as a rap singer, a medium for which he clearly has no talent. A subsequent appearance on the Letterman show in which he mumbled through an unruly beard lead to speculation that he had some sort of meltdown. Casey Affleck’s documentary follows Phoenix for a year and we see him hire hookers, snort cocaine, down prodigious quantities of alcohol, abuse his paid assistants and fight with a mocking audience in Miami until he is dragged off stage. It looks like a fly on the wall portrait but Phoenix is credited as one of the writers and Affleck has hinted that the whole thing may be a hoax. But is he double-bluffing? You decide.

9 Dec: Pound Arts Centre

4 Dec: Bridgwater Arts Centre, 01278 422700 www.bridgwaterartscentre. co.uk Director: Christopher Morris Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch and Julia Davis 2009/United Kingdom/101 min Four Lions tells the story of a group of British jihadists who have some rather odd ideas about glory in death. As their random interpretations of Islam clash, what emerges is a hopelessly funny farce. Four Lions is a comic tour de force and only Chris Morris, the man behind Brasseye and Nathan Barley, can make such a sensitive subject so funny.

meeting with her father and later put on trial for murder. Mikael Blomkvist takes on the task of proving her innocence as he continues to uncover the reasons why Lisbeth has been treated so harshly by the Swedish authorities. Less action driven than the first two films, this is a satisfyingly tense conclusion to the story with the complicated legal investigations and gripping court finale keeping the tension high throughout.

From one festive classic to another - Christmas just isn’t Christmas without a good old dose of Raymond Briggs’ Snowman and Father Chrismas and we’ve got two copies of each to give away. How can you forget the heartwrenching story of the little boy who makes friends with a Snowman and enjoys a magical night of ‘Walking In The Air’? Equally as poignant is Father Christmas; a tale about the big fella’s busiest night of the year and his quest for a post Christmas holiday. Finally, if you like your Christmas a bit less twee - for all you horror fans we’ve bagged three copies of the slasher film, Black Christmas. As brutal in its violence as it is terrifying in its effect, Black Christmas is a true horror classic that left its mark on the genre for years to come, influencing such horror greats as Halloween and Scream. Now the 1974 classic is re-released for a new generation to once again experience the sheer terror of the original stalk-andslash masterpiece. To enter any of these fab film competitions visit www.247magazine.co.uk

- Corsham, Wiltshire, 01249 701628 http://poundarts. blogspot.com Director: Gary Winick Starring: Amanda Seyfried, Vanessa Redgrave & Gael Garcia Bernal 2010/US/105 min An American girl on vacation in Italy finds an unanswered “letter to Juliet”, one of thousands of messages left at the fictional lover’s Verona courtyard, which are typically answered by the “secretaries of Juliet”. She decides to go on a quest to find the lovers referenced in the letter. Still Walking (U)

1 Dec: Swindon Arts Centre,

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Well hello again readers, here we go with another mouth frothing summary of the past months gigs, this past month has been monstrous on the gig going front, there have been some real high flying legends co-horting themselves through Bristol. First up was KRS One, who needs no introduction to hip-hop fans as he was one of the true pioneers of the genre in the 80’s; he bounded onto the full-capacity launch of Bristol In:Motion at the Bristol mega club Motion. He was complimented by Skitz & Rodney P in support and a whole host of Djs; this meant that he did not take to the stage until the paltry hour of 2am. Still it gave him ample time to rattle out real hip hop and whoop whoop loads of times. The very next day I had to play a last min Non Compus Mentus show at Mr Wolfs with me feeling as if I had been head butting a wall constantly for 7 hours, which for some reason helped me to deliver an ultra intense performance.

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Islet, who are one of my favourite live bands of the moment provided a perfectly mesmeric show at the Louisiana, if you have not seen these guys live then just go to one of their shows because their live performances are nothing less than spectacularly engaging and erratic, with various members running off into the audience and screaming in people’s faces. It’s as if Los Campesinos had taken way too much lemon sherbet and bound around like hyper-active kids. The Black Angels played the Thekla later that week, and I turned up early to catch up with Kool-Aid Electric Company who I had seen a couple of months before supporting Silver Apples. The last time I saw The Black Angels was two and half years ago at the Fleece, at that gig I remember seeing a massive force field around me (due to my synesthesia), little did I know that this time round my visions would be so much more intense! I mean I saw an eyeball try and eat me at one point, because the mixture of light and sound triggers off certain things in my head. Both Yuck and Fanzine engrossed me with their take on the American lofi indie sound, both clutching more than a handful of ear grabbing, floor board bouncing tunes. Errors and Twilight Sad did the friendly co-headline tour visiting the Fleece, displaying both their variety in styles and volume and craft with distortions and the way that both bands built up their songs - Twilight Sad with their epic force and Errors with their more dancey based shoe gaze. John Peel favourites Melt Banana absolutely destroyed the Thekla taking the lead for potential gig of the year. I have seen these guys two or three times before but nothing can quite prepare you for the sonic speed barrage that hits you when they take to the stage. The technicality of what they play is ridiculous, looping guitars at over 100 mph with crashing beats, sporadic female yelps as well as amazing hydraulic sounds coming from an instrument that looked like a cross between a Theremin and a chaos pad. They did an ultra intense encore squeezing 7 songs in just over 5mins. I could hardly walk because of the bruises sustained on both knee caps! Ouch!

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I also got to see the legendary reclusive rapper MF Doom at the 02 Academy and yes the real Doom did turn up, contrary to some of the rumours. The next day saw Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip turning out more of the songs, supported by the bemusing spectacle of the all female psychedelic choir Gaggle. Wolf People also lead another contender for gig of the year at the Louisiana, they attacked 60’s and 70’s styled psychedelic rock breaking free into jams like early Jethro Tull/Led Zeppelin. www.247magazine.co.uk


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Fri. 03 Bristol

THE HUMAN LEAGUE, Colston Hall, Hall 1, Colston Street, BS1 5AR, 7pm, £27.50. One of the 80s most influential and successful bands, The Human League have been working on a new album with the Wall of Sound label and are sure to play hits old and new on this latest tour. MEAT IS MURDER: THE SMITHS INDEED, St George’s Bristol, Great George Street, BS1 5RR, 7:30pm, £17.50. One of the finest Smiths tribute bands. They play the music of The Smiths from 1982-1987. OASIZ, The Tunnels, Arches 31 & 32, Lower Station Approach Road, BS1 6QF, 7:30pm, £8. A tribute to Oasis. This 5-piece from London play all the big hits plus some forgotten gems. JOHNNY FOREIGNER, The Croft, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, from 11pm, £7. With support from Stagecoach (1), The Neat (2), The Naturals, Archimedes and Oxygen Thief. WHOLE LOTTA LED, The Fleece, 12 St. Thomas Street, BS1 6JJ, 8pm, £10adv. Our final tribute night ever! BLUE AEROPLANES, Fiddlers Nightclub, Willway Street, BS3 4BG, 8pm, £10. Longstanding Bristol band with an eclectic mix of rock, folk, roots, pop and poetry; a pyrotechnic blur of dulcimers, bagpipes, turntables, dancing and lots of guitars, all bound together in tendrils of freeform poetry. THE WILD GULLOOTS, 02 Academy, Frogmore Street, BS1 5NA, 6:30pm-10pm, £5. With support from Phantom Quartet and Know Buses.

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JLS, CIA, Mary Ann Street, CF10 2EQ, from £79.32. London boyband JLS, made up of JB, Aston, Marvin and Oritsé, reached the final two of the X Factor 2008 final. MIDASUNO, Clwb Ifor Bach, 11 Womanby Street, CF10 1BR, 7pm, £7/£10. For one night only Midasuno will reform with their original line-up featuring: Scott Lee-Andrews, Matt Riste, Gavin Jessop and Steven Hopkins. With Skwad. STAND & DELIVER The Globe, 125 Albany Road, Roath, CF24 3NS, 7pm, £6/£5concs. Collective Punishment present a charity event feat Spencer McGarry Season and The Samoans in aid of Fairbridge. TUNES FOR TANZANIA CHARITY GIG, Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor Place, Cardiff Bay, CF10 3BY, 7pm, £4. Start off the festive season with some brilliant music from 3 promising unsigned acts**. All money raised will go to the charity Bridge2Aid, which supports the homeless and marginalised in Tanzania.

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YOU SAY PARTY, Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor Place, Cardiff Bay, CF10 3BY, 8pm, £7. Reaching fever pitch in Vancouver’s indie rock scene with their insanely catchy beats and viciously fun live show. YULETIDE UKULELE NIGHT, Gwdihw Café Bar, Guildford Crescent, CF10 2HJ, 8pm, £free. Cardiff’s uke-powered jam session. All levels are welcome and spare ukes are available for those who want to try them out. SCISSOR SISTERS, CIA, Mary Ann Street, CF10 2EQ, £30. Scissor Sisters Frome mix in old-school Disco, Pop and Funk that ARGENT, Cheese & Grain, definitely makes you want to dance. With Market Yard, BA11 1BE, 8pm, support from Hurts, playing melancholic £16adv/£18otd. Performing their legendary top prog rock hits, including God 1980s-inspired electro-pop. gave Rock and Roll to You, Hold Your Head Tue. 07 Up, Since You’ve Been Gone.

Sun. 05 Bristol

RATATAT, The Thekla, The Grove, East Mud Dock, BS1 4RB, 7.30pm, £8adv. Support from Minotaur Shock. THE QUIREBOYS, The Fleece, 12 St. Thomas Street, BS1 6JJ, 8pm, Cardiff £11adv. English hard rock legends DRESSED TO KILL, The Globe, bringing you a bit of what you fancy. 125 Albany Road, Roath, CF24 Support from Rebel Lust and Empire 3NS, 7.30pm, £10/£12. UK’s No 1 Of Fools. tribute to American rockers Kiss. RAT ATTACK, The Croft, 117 - 119 PETER ANDRE, CIA, Mary Ann Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, £5. Angry Street, CF10 2EQ, £28.50. Aussiebased pop singer with the famous six-pack nihilistic punk. Support from Landscapes, Fresh Milk, The Cold Harbour and Foxxes. who had a string of hits in the 1990s, the ELLIOT MINOR, 02 Academy, most popular of which (‘Mysterious Girl’) Frogmore Street, BS1 5NA, shifted over 2 million copies. 6:30pm, £10. A strange hybrid of emo, pop-punk and indie, Elliot Minor’s music Sat. 04 is both instantly catchy and perfectly irresistible. Bristol BOY & BEAR, The Louisiana, VILLAGERS, The Thekla, The Wapping Road, Bathurst Terrace, Grove, East Mud Dock, BS1 4RB, BS1 6UA, 7.30pm, £6. 7pm-10pm, £9adv. Cardiff GABBY YOUNG AND OTHER PATRICK WOLF, Clwb Ifor Bach, ANIMALS, The Fleece, 12 St. 11 Womanby Street, CF10 1BR, Thomas Street, BS1 6JJ, 8pm, 7:30pm, £10/£13. Wolf mixes £9adv. Eccentric British pop eight-piece, bringing together gypsy, folk, rock and jazz, electronics and samples with a wide range of instruments including viola, keyboards, with soaring vocals and heart-breaking ukulele, and percussion, all of which he lyrics. Support from Hazel Mills. plays himself to form a fusion of jazz, folk OOMPAH, Bristol Bierkeller, All and electronic music. Saints’ Street, BS1 2LZ, 7:45pm, THE SCHOOL CHRISTMAS £6. Bristol Bierkeller Oompah Band plus PARTY, Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor Resident DJ. Place, Cardiff Bay, CF10 3BY, 6pm, SONIC BOOM SIX, 02 Academy, £5. Featuring 8-piece female-fronted Frogmore Street, BS1 5NA, 7pm, indiepop band The School, Legendary £7. Expect a variety, from hip-hop beats psych-pop collective The Loves and Lucky to summer vibes and skacore riffs, this Delucci. band have it all. YOUNG GUNS, Millennium Music DREADZONE, The Trinity Centre, Hall, Millennium Plaza, CF10 1LA, Trinity Road, BS2 0NW, 7:30pm, £15. One of the country’s top reggae and £8.50. This London-based quintet have been taking the rock world by storm. dub acts. Support from She Is Danger. THE MOTHERLOAD, The Louisiana, Wapping Road, Bathurst Mon. 06 Terrace, BS1 6UA, £4. Ace Indie Bristol flavoured trio for the 21st Century, promoting new EP ‘Randy Roamers’. Plus VOLBEAT, The Thekla, The Grove, www.247magazine.co.uk

East Mud Dock, BS1 4RB, 6.30pm10pm, £10adv. With Black Spiders. HATEBREED, The Fleece, 12 St. Thomas Street, BS1 6JJ, 8pm, £12.50adv. Metallic hardcore-era metalcore, drawing from both death and groove metal. BOBBY ANDERSON, The Golden Lion, 244 Gloucester Road, BS7 8NZ, till midnight, £free. Acoustic set from the former Fortune Drive and current Yes Rebels! member.

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EYE FOR AN EYE, The Croft, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, 8pm, £4. ENUFF Z’NUFF, The Fleece, 12 St. Thomas Street, BS1 6JJ, 8pm, £11adv. Prolific American hard rock outfit with a strong cult following. Support from Jettblack and Livin’ In A Valvestate. THE BRAND NEW HEAVIES, Metropolis, 135 Cheltenham Road, 9pm, £20. SONIC SYNDICATE, 02 Academy, Frogmore Street, BS1 5NA, 7pm, £8.50. Swedish metal band with influences including In Flames and Soilwork. Support from Blowsight. WIRES, The Louisiana, Wapping Road, Bathurst Terrace, BS1 6UA, £4. Support from Bosc Monitor and Dead Consent. LIVE IN THE LIONS DEN, The Golden Lion, 244 Gloucester Road, BS7 8NZ. Original compositions fusing Celtic, jazz, Latin & Flamenco music from Nuala and guests.

Scouse indie band who established themselves as the Duracell bunnies of Britpop. Catchy melodies with the distinctive voice of frontman John Power. THE MYSTO JUNIOR, The Louisiana, Wapping Road, Bathurst Terrace, BS1 6UA, £4. Support from Three High Kings.

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FISH, The Globe, 125 Albany Road, Roath, CF24 3NS, 7.30pm, £17.50adv/£19. Part of The Fish Heads Acoustic Club Tour. 80’S REWIND CHRISTMAS TOUR, CIA, Mary Ann Street, CF10 2EQ, £37.50. Featuring Kool & The Gang, Sister Sledge, ABC, Howard Jones, Go West!, T’Pau and The Christians!

Thu. 09 Bath

JON GOMM, Chapel Arts Centre, St James’s Memorial Hall, BA1 1QR, £8/£5. Armed with just an acoustic guitar he creates the sound of a whole band, by beating out driving drums, grooving basslines and sparkling melodies simultaneously. Support from Mike Dawes And Amy Turk.

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TOM WILLIAMS & THE BOAT, The Thekla, The Grove, East Mud Dock, BS1 4RB, 7pm-10pm, £5adv. With Flags. MOSTLY AUTUMN, The Fleece, 12 St. Thomas Street, BS1 6JJ, 8pm, £14adv. British seven-piece, heavily influenced by classic 70’s rock, and who have built quite a reputation for themselves through constant touring. STEPHEN DALE PETIT, The Tunnels, Lower Station Approach Road, BS1 6QF, 8pm, £10adv/£12otd. Blues guitarist who has played alongside guitar legends such as Eric Clapton, David Gilmour, and even B.B.King! HACKSAW, The Louisiana, Wapping Road, Bathurst Terrace, BS1 6UA, £4. Support from The Peppermint Hunting Lodge. ASKING ALEXANDRIA, 02 Academy, Frogmore Street, BS1 5NA, 7:30pm. My Bloody Valentine meets My Chemical Romance via some brutal hardcore metal riffage. Support from The Amity Affliction and May Miss I.

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AMY CAN FLYY, Clwb Ifor Bach, 11 Womanby Street, CF10 1BR, 7pm, £5/£6. With Hit Or Miss, Checking Pulse CALLUM ROSS & THE SCARLETS, and This isn’t Hollywood. The Globe, 125 Albany Road, FUTURE OF THE LEFT, Clwb Ifor Roath, CF24 3NS, 7.30pm, £5adv. Bach, 11 Womanby Street, CF10 With support. 1BR, 8pm, £8/£10. Future of the Left is UTE / ELEPHANTS, Buffalo Bar, an alternative rock group based in Cardiff. 11 Windsor Place, Cardiff Bay, THE ANIMALS, The Globe, 125 CF10 3BY Albany Road, Roath, CF24 3NS, NYTH, Gwdihw Café Bar, Guildford 7.30pm, £16adv/£18. Iconic 60s band Crescent, CF10 2HJ, 8pm, £3. Live featuring original drummer John Steele. music night. THOSE DANCING DAYS, Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor Place, Cardiff Wed. 08 Bay, CF10 3BY, 7:30pm, £6. Mixing Swedish pop, Northern soul and retro Bristol girl-group swing, Those Dancing Days are CRACKER (DUO), The Fleece, the kind of tongue-in-cheek, sexy pop stars 12 St. Thomas Street, BS1 6JJ, the music world’s been missing. 8pm, £10adv. Cracker mixes influences PIXIE LOTT, St David’s Hall, The and sounds ranging from rock, punk, Hayes, CF10 1SH, £23.50. One of the alt-country, psychedelia, blues, and folk. UK’s brightest pop acts Pixie Lott on her Lowery & Hickman visit The Fleece for a first UK tour. rare UK appearance. ARCADE FIRE, CIA, Mary Ann CAST, 02 Academy, Frogmore Street, CF10 2EQ, £45.27. Canadian Street, BS1 5NA, 7:30pm, £20. indie rockers supported by Devendra

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Fri. 10 Bristol

YES SIR BOSS! The Croft, 117 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, 8pm, £6. Support from The Resonators, Dr Yoshi, Beatsy Collins and more. PIXIE LOTT, Colston Hall, Hall 1, Colston Street, BS1 5AR, 7pm, £23.50. One of the UK’s brightest pop acts Pixie Lott on her first UK tour. THE RINKY DINKS, The Fleece, 12 St. Thomas Street, BS1 6JJ, 8pm, £7adv. Classic rock & pop covers played by a bunch of nutters in cricket gear entirely on ukuleles. Support from Pete Lashley. TY SEGALL, The Cooler Music Venue, 48 Park Street, BS1 5SG, 7.30pm, £7adv. JOURNEY UP THE WOOD, The Cooler Music Venue, 48 Park Street, BS1 5SG, 8.30pm, £5/£4NUS. BIG SCARY MONSTERS CHRISTMAS TOUR, Start the Bus, 7-9 Baldwin Street, BS1 1RU. With Tall Ships, a trio who fuse the energy and stylings of Battles and Foals with influences as wide ranging as Why?, Prince and Explosions In The Sky. Support from Tangled Hair. BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB, 02 Academy, Frogmore Street, BS1 5NA, 6:30pm-10pm, £18.50. BRMC have a moody black-clad image which reflects their strong Sixtiesinfluenced altrock sound. Support from The Duke Spirit. THE COMMUNICATORS, The Tunnels, Lower Station Approach Road, BS1 6QF, 8pm, £8. Ten-piece Ska band. CLUMSY, The Louisiana, Wapping Road, Bathurst Terrace, BS1 6UA, £4. Marrying together blues, folk and rock with some subtle ethnic and reggae flavours - into their own brand of catchy, acoustic pop. Support from Exit Project. THE SOUL DESTROYERS, Fiddlers Nightclub, Willway Street, BS3 4BGM, 8pm, £8. Popular Bristol soul, blues and funk band.

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MELVANA, Clwb Ifor Bach, 11 Womanby Street, CF10 1BR, 7pm, £4/£5. A tribute to two of the most iconic altenative rock groups of the last 30 years. Nirvana and The Melvins. HELLS BELLS, The Globe, 125 Albany Road, Roath, CF24 3NS, 7.30pm, £12adv/£14. A great tribute to AC/DC. AKB’AL, Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor Place, Cardiff Bay, CF10 3BY. With Perigo Minas. STATUS QUO, CIA, Mary Ann Street, CF10 2EQ, 7pm, £34.50. Legendary three-chord maestros who have been rockin’ all over the world for over 35 years. Support from Joe Brown.

Sat.11 Bristol

INDULGE, Full Moon & Attic Bar, 1-9 Stokes Croft, BS1 3PR, 3pm2am, £free B4 6pm/£8. Rolling Stage present Sicknote, Bert Miller & The Animal Folk, The Wild Wax Brothers, Nathan Filer, Soup Du Jour, China Blue Fish, Pattern Fight, The Federation, Discoco, Dot INC,

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The Twins, Hollywood, VJ and Mark Boyle. GOLDIE LOOKIN’ CHAIN, The Fleece, 12 St. Thomas Street, BS1 6JJ, 8pm, £12.50adv. Very serious rap artists from Newport, known for such controversial hits as ‘Guns Don’t Kill People, Rappers Do’, ‘Your Mother’s Got a Penis’ and ‘Your Missus is a Nutter’. YOU SAY PARTY! The Louisiana, Wapping Road, Bathurst Terrace, BS1 6UA, 6pm, £7adv. Plus special guests. CRAZY ARM, The Croft, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, £5. They rely chiefly on folk/country open tunings and slide guitars to evoke moods that are at odds with the punk orthodoxy. Support from Apologies I Have None. ANGUS & The Trinity Centre, Trinity Road, BS2 0NW, 7:30pm, £12.50. Australian brother & sister duo, creating beautifully explosive folk-pop with a lazy, hazy summery feel. HOOPER, The Tunnels, Lower Station Approach Road, BS1 6QF, 8pm, £5. Excellent four-piece cover band. THE BLOCKHEADS, Fiddlers Nightclub, Willway Street, BS3 4BG, 8pm, £20. These legendary funksters will be playing all the old favourites and plenty of new material.

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J.ALEXANDER & THE BLUES DEVILS, The Globe, 125 Albany Road, Roath, CF24 3NS, 7.30pm, £5adv. Plus Harri’s Band. BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, CIA, Mary Ann Street, CF10 2EQ, £22.50. Aspiring to a love of acts such as Iron Maiden and Metallica, and an equal hatred of indie-rock BFMV bring us their own brand of anthemic rock ballads.

Sun.12 Bristol

SKIN, The Thekla, The Grove, East Mud Dock, BS1 4RB, 7.30pm, £15adv. With Toby Jepson and Matti Alfonzetti. BROTHER, The Cooler Music Venue, 48 Park Street, BS1 5SG, 7pm, £6adv. SETH LAKEMAN, 02 Academy, Frogmore Street, BS1 5NA, 7pm, £17.50/£17adv. One of the biggest stars on the folk roots scene. Support from Raw roots soulstress Delta Maid. BEN HOWARD, The Louisiana, Wapping Road, Bathurst Terrace, BS1 6UA, 7pm, £6.50 NO MORE HEROES, The Golden Lion, 244 Gloucester Road, BS7 8NZ, 6pm-8pm, £free. Bristol’s finest punk and new wave tribute band. GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR, Anson Rooms, Queen’s Road, BS8 1LN, 7:30pm.

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JOSHUA CAOLE, Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor Place, Cardiff Bay, CF10 3BY. EP launch.

Mon.13 Bath

GET THE BLESSING, The Bell, 103 Walcot Street, BA1 5BW. The former rhythm section of Portishead together with trumpeter Pete Judge and tenor saxophonist Jake McMurchie.

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12 St. Thomas Street, BS1 6JJ, 8pm, £12adv. Crossover thrash metal four-piece from Virginia, USA, well-known for their raucous sets and even more raucous followers. Support from Saviours and Ramming Speed. MONA, The Cooler Music Venue, 48 Park Street, BS1 5SG, 7.30pm, £6adv. Hotly tipped American rockers. THE VIOLETCRAZIES, The Croft, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, 8pm-11pm. Psychedellic punks with a steam punk industrial sound, influenced by Killing Joke, Prodigy, PiL and Portion Control. FEEL THE FOLK! Tobacco Factory, Raleigh Road, BS3 1TF, 8pm, £8. With Pete Roe, a pianist and singer/ songwriter, playing some fine self-penned folk and blues songs. Support from Alms and Glowglobes.

THE MANDIBLES, The Bell, 103 Walcot Street, BA1 5BW. GAVIN OSBOURNE, Rondo Theatre, St Saviours Road, BA1 6RT, 8pm, £10/£8. Singer songwriter mixing bitter-sweet romance with wry comedy.

PARTI SHAPE RECORDS PARTY, Clwb Ifor Bach, 11 Womanby Street, CF10 1BR, 7pm, £7/£9. With Islet, Sweet Baboo, H Hawkline & the Dizygous Twins, Failed Nasa Experiment and Tidal Barrage DJ Set. PANGEA, The Globe, 125 Albany Road, Roath, CF24 3NS, 7.30pm, £4. Student night with a live band showcase presented by The Atrium and Coleg Glan Hafren. KATE RUSBY, St David’s Hall, The Hayes, CF10 1SH, 7:30pm. The defining voice of contemporary English Folk music. ELECTRIC SIX, CIA, Mary Ann Street, CF10 2EQ, 8pm, £10. With musical influences ranging from new romantic to nu-metal with some disco thrown in for good measure, Electric 6 are one of the best live acts you’ll see this year. MADNESS, CIA, Mary Ann Street, CF10 2EQ, 7:30pm, £35. The original Nutty Boys, back together with all their greatest hits, including ‘Baggy Trousers’ and ‘It Must Be Love’. Support from The Beautiful South’s Paul Heaton.

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Tue.14 Bristol

THE BEES, The Thekla, The Grove, East Mud Dock, BS1 4RB, 7pm10pm, £10adv. TRUMANS WATER, The Cube Multiplex, 4 Princess Row, Kingsdown, BS2 8NQ, 7:30pm, £5/£4. Veterans of Captain Beefheart/ Wire angular dissonance. Support from Birdbath and Model Boat. TOYFACE, Timbuk2, 22 Small Street, BS1 1DW, 9pm, £3/£2NUS. Stunning Bristol based singer-songwriter supported by Laienda and Lace on Lipstick. HAWKWIND, 02 Academy, Frogmore Street, BS1 5NA, 7pm, £20.

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BILLY BRAGG, Millennium Music Hall, Millennium Plaza, CF10 1LA, 7pm, £16. Drawing on the folk tradition of protest song, and the punk sensibilities of direct action, Billy Bragg has made a name for himself as an accomplished and inspirational musician.

Wed.15 Bath

BROTHER, Moles Club, 14 George Street, BA1 2EN, 8pm, £4adv/£3NUS. “Gritpop”.

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ELECTRIC SIX, 02 Academy, Frogmore Street, BS1 5NA, 7pm, £10. With musical influences ranging from new romantic to nu-metal with some disco thrown in for good measure, Electric 6 are one of the best live acts you’ll see this year. PORT ERIN, The Louisiana, Wapping Road, Bathurst Terrace, BS1 6UA, £4. Energetic and fun with great live performances, their influences include Bjork, Marvin Gaye and Elbow. BEAK AND ANIKA, The Croft, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, 8pm, £8. COMPLETE STONE ROSES, The Globe, 125 Albany Road, Roath, CF24 3NS, 7.30pm, £15adv/£17. The UK’s top ROSES tribute. MARTYN JOSEPH, Chapter Arts Centre, Market Road, CF5 1QE.

Thu.16 Bath

FAKE THACKRAY, Chapel Arts Centre, St James’s Memorial Hall, BA1 1QR. John Watterson performs the songs of Jake Thackray. PORT ERIN, Rondo Theatre, St Saviours Road, BA1 6RT, 8pm, £10/£8. Energetic and fun with great live performances, their influences include Bjork, Marvin Gaye and Elbow.

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BELLE AND SEBASTIAN, Colston Hall, Hall 2, Colston Street, BS1 5AR, 7pm. Following a stunning headline performance at Latitude festival, Belle and Sebastian’s first UK tour in four years. UK SUBS, The Croft, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, £7.50. Pioneers of the true spirit of punk rock. ELLIOT HALL, The Louisiana, Wapping Road, Bathurst Terrace, BS1 6UA, £4. Album Launch.

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ALT WHITMAN, Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor Place, Cardiff Bay, CF10 3BY. JJ SNEED, 10 Feet Tall, 11a-12 Church Street, CF10 1BG, 7pm, £4. Single Launch. GOLDIE LOOKIN’ CHAIN, Clwb Ifor Bach, 11 Womanby Street, CF10 1BR, 7:30pm, £12.50/£14. Hot off the 6 December release of their soon-to-be-classic Christmas album, A Goldie Lookin Christmas (The Fairytale of Newport), Newport’s own wise men, GOLDIE LOOKIN CHAIN, are set to take to the M4 bringing with them gold, leisurewear and mirth. JIMI ALEXANDER, The Globe, 125 Albany Road, Roath, CF24 3NS, 7.30pm, £6adv. Plus The Ash and The Oak.

Fri.17 Bath

THE OLD DANCE SCHOOL, Chapel Arts Centre, St James’s Memorial Hall, BA1 1QR, £6/£5. One of the young British folk scene’s hottest

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acts, the dynamic seven strong ensemble offers evocative images, blistering tunes and vivid songs.

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STACKRIDGE, The Fleece, 12 St. Thomas Street, BS1 6JJ, 8pm, £12adv. British folk-pop-prog outfit with a quirky sense of humour. PEPINO, The Cube, 4 Princess Row, King Square, BS2 8NQ, 8pm, £5. With support from Shona Foster. ROOM 94, 02 Academy, Frogmore Street, BS1 5NA, 6:30pm-10pm, £6. Sherbet-fuelled blend of addictive fizzy punk-pop. Support from Forever Living Dead. THE MOTHERLOAD, The Louisiana, Wapping Road, Bathurst Terrace, BS1 6UA, £4. Ace Indie flavoured trio supported by Old School Tie and Idiot Savant.

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BARELY REGAL RECORDS LAUNCH, Clwb Ifor Bach, 11 Womanby Street, CF10 1BR, 7:30pm, £4. This will be a single launch for Cardiff’s Barely Regal Records. Barely Regal curated their own stage at this years SWN festival. Very memorable indeed! JOOLS HOLLAND, CIA, Mary Ann Street, CF10 2EQ, £32.50. One of the UK’s most proficient jazz and blues pianists is joined by Ruby Turner, Louise Marshall and Alison Moyet.

Sat.18 Bristol

DOREEN DOREEN, The Fleece, 12 St. Thomas Street, BS1 6JJ, 8pm, £10adv. Festively camping it up with no holds barred glam renditions new and old. ELLIOT HALL, The Louisiana, Wapping Road, Bathurst Terrace, BS1 6UA, £4adv. Album launch. CARS ON FIRE, The Louisiana, Wapping Road, Bathurst Terrace, BS1 6UA, £4adv. With support from Zero Pilot. ZUN ZUN EGUI, The Croft, 117 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, 8pm, £5. A weird product of Fela Kuti-inspired eternal groove, straight-edge underground rock precision and dynamics, East African guitar practice, Mauritian Rum and Zappalike big band subversions. Plus supports. LIVEWIRE AC/DC, 02 Academy, Frogmore Street, BS1 5NA, 7pm, £15. For Those About To Rock: AC/DC tribute band with support from Limehouse Lizzy. THE SUBSTITUTE SUPREMES, The Tunnels, Lower Station Approach Road, BS1 6QF, 7:30pm1am, £10. A spectacular evening of Motown Magic featuring Bristol’s Substitute Supremes, Britain’s own Dreamgirls. CARS ON FIRE, The Louisiana, Wapping Road, Bathurst Terrace, BS1 6UA, £4. With support from heavy rock outfit Zero Pilot and 6fears7.

Cardiff

PEOPLE IN PLANES, Clwb Ifor Bach, 11 Womanby Street, CF10 1BR, 7:30pm, £7/£9.Tonight’s show will be an intimate Christmas treat. With support from We Are Animal and The Undivided. MELTDOWN XMAS PARTY, The Globe, 125 Albany Road, Roath, CF24 3NS, 7.30pm. Featuring Wonderbrass. TIGER PLEASE, Millennium Music Hall, Millennium Plaza, CF10 1LA. www.247magazine.co.uk

Gaslight Anthem-like storytelling with the gruff, homebrewed rock vintage of Pearl Jam. ONLY MEN ALOUD! CIA, Mary Ann Street, CF10 2EQ, 3:30pm/7:30pm, £25-£15. Started in 2000 by Tim RhysEvans, the choir’s aim is to tackle music not usually performed by traditional male voice choirs.

Sun.19 Bristol

PHANTOM LIMB, The Thekla, The Grove, East Mud Dock, BS1 4RB, 7:30pm, £12. Southern soul, country, blues and gospel. Support from Jenny Lindfors. WURZELS CHRISTMAS PARTY, The Tunnels, Lower Station Approach Road, BS1 6QF, 7:30pm, £10. GRANAREUNITED, The Golden Lion, 244 Gloucester Road, BS7 8NZ, 7:30pm-12am, £free. Bristol’s legendary Rock Club, The Granary, presents classic rock a-plenty. Featuring original Granary Club DJ’s Al Read, Ed Newsom, Adrian Copley, & Adrian Coleman.

Cardiff

MOJO JIM & FRIENDS, The Globe, 125 Albany Road, Roath, CF24 3NS, 7.30pm, £4/£3NUS. Monthly Blues Club. SECRET WARS CHRISTMAS PARTY, Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor Place, Cardiff Bay, CF10 3BY.

Mon. 20 Bath

THE HATS, The Bell, 103 Walcot Street, BA1 5BW. Funk and blues with a good measure of pop, great beats and jazzed up guitar, that’s The Hats sound.

Bristol

FEAR FACTORY, 02 Academy, Frogmore Street, BS1 5NA, 7pm, £16.50. Characterised by a mix of thrash metal guitar riffs, roaring vocals that make way for melodic singing, pulse driving drum beats, and powerful basslines. Support from High On Fire and Death Nothnegal. BOBBY ANDERSON, The Golden Lion, 244 Gloucester Road, BS7 8NZ, till 12am, £free. Acoustic set from the former Fortune Drive and current Yes Rebels! member.

Cardiff

PAPER FACTORY, Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor Place, Cardiff Bay, CF10 3BY.

Tue. 21 Bristol

KNOW BUSES, The Louisiana, Wapping Road, Bathurst Terrace, BS1 6UA, £4. LIVE IN THE LIONS DEN, The Golden Lion, 244 Gloucester Road, BS7 8NZ. Original compositions fusing Celtic, jazz, Latin & Flamenco music from Nuala and guests.

Bath

YES SIR BOSS! The Bell, 103 Walcot Street, BA1 5BW. Infectiously lively band play their own take on reggae meets rock with a touch of blues

Bristol

YELLOW BRICK ROAD, The Tunnels, Lower Station Approach Road, BS1 6QF, 7:30pm, £9. Highly professional touring tribute band to the music of the great Elton John. XMAS PARTY WITH KILL CASSIDY, The Louisiana, Wapping Road, Bathurst Terrace, BS1 6UA, £free. Bristol indie band featuring Lofi Hifi promoter and DJ Tim Sensation. Plus DJ Jen Jen.

Cardiff

A NIGHT OF FILTHY SWING, The Globe, 125 Albany Road, Roath, CF24 3NS, 7.30pm, £5. With special guest Frank Sinazi. MISH MASH CHRISTMAS PARTY, Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor Place, Cardiff Bay, CF10 3BY. DOPAMINE, Clwb Ifor Bach, 11 Womanby Street, CF10 1BR, 7:30pm. Huge choruses, epic riffs and spine-tingling arpeggios make up the Dopamine palette. Edgy & emotional, yet commercially appealing.

Thu. 23 Bristol

THE GOODNESS XMAS BASH, The Louisiana, Wapping Road, Bathurst Terrace, BS1 6UA, £4adv. PUNK ROCK STARS IN THEIR EYES VII, The Croft, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, 8pm, £5. SUPERSONIC, The Tunnels, Lower Station Approach Road, BS1 6QF, 8pm-12am, £10otd/£8adv. 6 Bristol based musicians performing ultimate rock and contemporary covers. GLAM HARRY, Fiddlers Nightclub, Willway Street, BS3 4BG, 8pm, £8. Hits from the 70s & 80s with front men Roger Slade and Pete Watson. THE TERMITES, The Thunderbolt, 124 Bath Road, BS4 3ED. Having supported British Sea Power, The Magic Numbers and wowed Club NME crowds the Termites are a dark force live.

Cardiff

KIDS IN GLASS HOUSES, Clwb Ifor Bach, 11 Womanby Street, CF10 1BR, 8pm, £6. Cardiff’s Kids In Glass Houses, whose pop-rock sound and catchier-than-catchy tunes has seen then nominated for Best British Newcomers at the 2007 Kerrang! Awards.

Fri. 24 Bristol

THE 45’S, The Thunderbolt, 124 Bath Road, BS4 3ED. Top notch 60s Garage combo featuring the superlungs of Yes Rebels’ Bobby Anderson. Support from capella trio The La De Dahs.

Sun. 26 Bristol

GRAMERCY RIFFS, Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor Place, Cardiff Bay, CF10 3BY. Album launch.

BAD MANNERS, The Fleece, 12 St. Thomas Street, BS1 6JJ, 8pm, £15adv. English two-tone ska group fronted by the infamous Buster Bloodvessel.

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Tue. 28 Cardiff

ALL OUR GLORY, Clwb Ifor Bach, 11 Womanby Street, CF10 1BR, 7pm, £6/£8. All Our Glory are an alternative/pop punk band from South Wales. Support from Go X, Conquer The Decade and The Undivided.

Thu. 30 Bristol

BILLY WHIZZ, The Louisiana, Wapping Road, Bathurst Terrace, BS1 6UA, £4. Punk rock/power pop outfit with support from Cue Fanfare with a heady mix of intricately woven chiming guitars, English-rose vocals and songs which explore yearning, loss, and strange mythical beasts.

Fri. 31 Bath

NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY: SMALLAXE, Komedia, 22 Westgate Street, BA1 1EP, 8:30pm, £17.50. Popular 9-piece band reggae covers band with support from Night Heat Movements, Steely Ranx and Mr Armshouse.

Bristol

GIMME SHELTER NYE ANNUAL BASH! The Louisiana, Wapping Road, Bathurst Terrace, BS1 6UA, £10adv. With John The Mod and special guest DJs. Line up TBA. BARRYMORE’S POOL PARTY VS I DON’T WANT TO GROW UP, The Croft, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, £5. PULLED APART BY HORSES, The Fleece, 12 St. Thomas Street, BS1 6JJ, 8:30pm-6am, £20-£12. Riotous Leeds four-piece whose punk/metal crossover pays more than a slight homage to the sounds of Seattle. Support from Turbowolf and Jaws Of A Giant. GIMME SHELTER NEW YEAR PARTY! The Louisiana, Wapping Road, Bathurst Terrace, BS1 6UA, £10. With Guitar driven Bristol 5-piece Parrington Jackson, Legendary Bristol DJ John The Mod, incandescent Garage flavoured rocking Blues from Scarlet Rascal & The Train Wreck. BABYHEAD, Fiddlers Nightclub, Willway Street, BS3 4BG, 8pm, £10. A nine-piece Bristol band who mash up a mixture of ska, reggae and hip-hop with great aplomb. Propaganda & Ramshackle New Year’s Eve Carnival Spectacular, 02 Academy, Frogmore Street, BS1 5NA, 9pm – 4am £10 adv. The Academy will be transformed into a Mardi Gras of epic proportions and the legendary Propaganda and Ramshackle love will be in true effect as Big Ben’s bells chime in 2011. As well as the indie classics in the Main Room, Digital Disco will be spinning dubstep, electro and house in Room 2 while ‘Pop’aganda brings an eclectic cocktail of pop, urban and dance to Room 3.

Cardiff

NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY, The Globe, 125 Albany Road, Roath, CF24 3NS, £10adv /£12. With Johnny Cage & The Voodoo Revue. BUFFALO NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY! Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor Place, Cardiff Bay, CF10 3BY

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MONDAY Bath

MONDAY’S STUDENT NIGHT. Back To Mine. 7 Bladud Buildings. The Paragon. £free. DJ Asian Hawk mixing Funk, Soul, R’n’B, Hip Hop, Jazz, D’n’B, Reggae & more. MARVELLOUS MONDAYS. ClubXL. Walcott St. £1 B4 11.30pm with flyer/ £2 B4 9.30pm/ £3 B4 10.30pm. Student night with resident DJ Mister Bibby + guest DJ’s. THE STUDENT SOCIAL. Po Na Na. North Parade. 10pm-late. £3 (Remember your student card please.) Downtown (in association with BUSU), is the best student party in town. With DJ David Mayo and his eclectic style. MY MY MY. Second Bridge. 10 Manvers St. Bath’s premier student night. FLAUNT. Celsius Ice Bar and Club. 1-3 South Parade. 10pm- 3am. £3 B4 10:30pm/£4 after. Bath’s premier student night. NUS required. DIVERSION. The Weir Lounge. St Saviours Road. Two house DJs playing popular Dance & Indie Rock.

Bristol

ZOOLOGY. The Thekla, The Grove. 9.30pm – 3am. £free B4 10pm/£3NUS B4 midnight /£4NUS after. Hippo-hop, indie-raccoon, panda pop & your favourite elephant-scale party tunes plus Hub Radio DJs on the top deck. SLAM ON THE BREAKS. Mbargo. The Triangle, Clifton. 8pm -2am. £free. Benny Kane & KVL present a mix of Electro, Breaks, Dubstep. FUNKY MONDAYS. Oceana. Harbourside. 9pm – 4am. £2 B4 10pm / £3 after. Student only night of messiness! B.E.D. The Bunker, 78 Queens Road, Clifton Triangle. 10pm-3am. Commercial, classy & sexy finely blended with cool, edgy & underground over three rooms. MONDAY CLUB. The Lanes. 32 Nelson St. 3pm-12pm. £7. Do you work in a bar, shop or restaurant? Us too and we feel your pain! So come & party like it’s Saturday night.

Swindon

27th. FABIO. Suju Nightclub. 28 High St. 11pm-6am. £6 B4 12am/ £7. £1 Off for Suju / Mixmag Members before 2am. Hosted by AJ, Fabio, Konnect, Xcessive and Subzstance.

TUESDAY Bath

!CRASH! - THE POP! INDIE! DISCO! SMASH-UP! Po Na Na. North Parade. £3/£2.50 NUS. 10pm - 2am. A huge smash up of the best Pop, Indie & Electro party anthems. THE BIG CHEESE. Moles, George St. 10pm. £4/£3.50 NUS. Expect all the cheesiest tunes & drinks offers. TUESDAYS. Back To Mine. 7 Bladud Buildings. The Paragon. £free. DJs on rotation playing Reggae, Dub, Eclectic, Rare Groove, Funk, Ska, Modern Break, Funk, Downtempo with DJ Stoney Monster, DJ Read Jones and Oli Embleton. TNT. Celsius Ice Bar & Club. 1-3 South Parade. 10pm-2am. £5 all night £4 Student I.D/Flyer £3/£3.50 Guest List. DJ Mister Bibby & Guest playing F unk,Soul,90’s,Cheese,Motown,Britpop,Ibiza Classics, Oldskool, HipHop & Charts.

Bristol

OLD SKOOL. Elbow Room. 64 Park St. until 2am. £free. Old Skool. KANDI TUESDAYS. Joe Publics. 3 Queens Avenue. Clifton. £5/£4. 10pm – Late. Commercial, R’n’B, hip-hop, funky house. THE REAL DEAL. Mbargo. The Triangle. 8pm – 2am. £free. Kevin Real Deal mixes up a selection of R’n’B, hip-hop, chart & old skool classics! STUDENT NIGHT. Lizard Lounge. 66 Queens Road. 9pm – late. Classics & Dance. DJ’s Milky & Anthony Li. THE BITCH’S BOLLOCKS. Mr Wolfs. 33 St. Stephens St. £4with/ £5without NUS. New lesbian night every second Tuesday of the month! Old Skool, Hip Hop/ Indie/ Electro plus guest DJs from around the UK including Lucy Ironmonger from Brum’s Burn The Bra. JUST CLICK. 31 Corn St. 9.30pm. £free before 10.30pm/£3 after. Dance and House music. Electro, Funky, Fidget Cardiff House and More! BUFFALO LIVE PRESENTS... THE MASH UP. The Bunker, 78 Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor Place. 9pm-4am, £varies/£free downstairs. Queens Road, Clifton Triangle. £4/£3 guestlist b4 11.30pm/£3 with Bands, live music, drinks offers, DJ’s and VIP Bristol card. more! Downstairs - new music guru Jen Cardiff Long & special guest DJs. LATE NIGHT LIVE. 10 Feet Tall. BUFFALO LIVE . Buffalo Bar. 11 11A – 12 Church St. 8pm-3am. Windsor Place. 8pm-4am. £varies/ £varies/£free downstairs. Indie, Folk, £free downstairs. Showcasing the Acoustic, Pop, Experimental, Alternative, best promoters, DJs & bands. Dubstep, Rock, Electro, DJs. £2 selected bottles/ Drum’n’Bass & Hip Hop. INSIDER SOUND. 10 Feet Tall. spirit & mixer. FUNKY MONKEYS. The Old Library, 11A – 12 Church St. 10pm-4am. 18-19 Trinity St. 9pm-2am. £3. Funky/ £3NUS/£2 with flyer. Party beats Marky De Sade. Old Funk tune meets modern Hip Electro/ Fidget/ House. JAGERFEST. Glam. Greyfriars Hop plus party dancefloor fillers. Road. 9pm - 3am. JETSET. Glam. Greyfriars Road. 9pm - 3am. Student night Cheltenham JUST DANCE. Clwb Ifor Bach. THE FACULTY. Dakota, 12-14 Bath Womanby St. 10.30 – 2am. £3. Road. 9pm-3am. £free B4 10pm. £free before 11. Commercial tunes, With DJ Carlos, alongside the very best in rock & R’n’B. RnB & Chart in D-Bar with DJ Urban Pete. STUDENT NIGHT. Toucan. Swansea Womanby St. £2. CHAKA CHAKA. Bar Sigma. 1 LATINO HEAT. Zync Bar. 63 St. Northampton Lane. 10pm-3am. £free. Funk Reggae Dancehall Dub Hip Hop. Marys St. 9pm- 3.30am. Latino night, www.247magazine.co.uk

DJ Adry will be playing Latino, Salsa and Socca.

Newport

TORN. Meze Lounge. 6 Market St. £2/£1 nus. 9-3am. Torn residents play Metal, Hardcore & old school 80’s rock anthems. The F’n’K crew play Industrial, Punk and Goth in the Attic.

WEDNESDAYS Bath

THE WEDNESDAY LUNGE. Porter Cellar Bar. 7pm-late. DJ @ 12. £5/£3.50NUS. The best in live Ska, Punk, Indie, Funk, Swing, Hip Hop. CLUB MOJITO. Second Bridge. 10 Manvers St. £4 / £3 NUS or before 11. 10pm - 2am. International music, uplifting Latin House music and live percussion. With Jake Gabai & friends. DISCORD. Po Na Na. North Parade. £4/£3 B4 11pm. 9.30pm - 2am. A full tilt mix of the best rock, metal, punk, industrial & classic alternative anthems!! WEDNESDAYS. Back To Mine. 7 Bladud Buildings. The Paragon. £free. DJs on rotation playing Reggae, Dub, Eclectic, Rare Groove, Funk, Ska, Modern Break, Funk, Downtempo with DJ Stoney Monster, DJ Read Jones and Oli Embleton.

Bristol

IDENTITY. The Den. 31 Corn St. Till 3am. £free B4 11.30pm/£3 after. The Indie/Alternative Wednesday clubnight Bristol deserves. A BRONX TALE. Mbargo. The Triangle, Clifton, £free, 8pm – 2am. £free. Benny Kane with a solid mix of Hip-Hop, R’n’B & ending with Dubstep & Drum & Bass! STUDENT NIGHT. Lizard Lounge. 66 Queens Road, 9pm – late. Party Classics & Dance. DJ’s Milky & Anthony Li. UP THE RACKET. Elbow Room. 64 Park St. £Free till 2am. Indie, Alternative and 80’s. KITSCH. The Bunker, 78 Queens Road, Clifton Triangle. Bristol’s best DJ’s playing Chart, House and Kitsch classics!

Cheltenham

LOLLIPOP. Dakota, 12-14 Bath Road, GL53 7HA. 9pm-3am. £free before 10pm/£4 after. Selected drinks £1 all night.

Newport

WICKED WEDNESDAYS. Meze Lounge. 6 Market St. 9pm-4am £free. 3 rooms of Rock, Indie, Electro, Ska, Punk, DnB, Dubstep and more. WEDNESDAYS. Mojo. Market St. £8/£7Nus. 9pm-2am. With DJs spinning R&B, Hip Hop, Funk, Cool Indie, Club Bangers with Electronic Dance & Classic Party Anthems!

Swansea

ALLSORTS. Monkey Cafe. Castle St. 10pm till late. £free B4 11pm. Filthy, sexy, funky music – Soul, rare Grooves, Hip Hop, Breaks & Grime with Vinylism DJ’s. ALLIANCE. Monkey Cafe. Castle St. Monthly. Premier Drum & Bass night. FUNKED UP. Bar Sigma. 1 Northampton Lane. 10pm-3am. £free B4 10.30pm/£2/£3 after. Funk Soul Disco Latin Hiphop. HUMP. Lava Lounge. Little Wind St. 7pm-late. £1. Playing the biggest student anthems. Selected drinks £1.

Swindon

29th. ECLIPSE. Suju Nightclub. 28 High St. 8pm–12pm. £6.50adv/£8otd. U18’s. Hip Hop, R&B, Urban, Dance, and Dubstep feat. P Money.

THURSDAY

Bath MONKEY LIKE BANANA. Back To Mine. 7 Bladud Buildings, The Paragon. £free before 11pm. DJs mixing Breaks, Funk, DnB, Eclectic. BLOW - BATHS INDIE CLUB NIGHT. Moles. George St. £5/£4 Cons.. 11pm - 2am. Playing a huge sweaty mix of new & classic Indie Rock & Pop! THE BOMB. The Second Bridge. 10 Manvers St. £5/£4 NUS/£3adv. THIRSTY THURSDAYS. Po Na Na. North Parade. 10pm-2am. Girls go Cardiff free b4 11pm / £3 b4 11pm / £4after SHOTGUN RULES. Revolution. / £1 off with TT flyer. Bangin’ party tunes 9-11 Castle St. 9pm-2am. £2 B4 all night from THE DEVIANTS playing Hip 10.30pm/£3 B4 12pm/£4 after. Fancy Hop, House, RnB, Indie, Rock & Rave! a night of VIP treatment? POP SCENE. Celsius Ice Bar & WOO WOO WEDNESDAYS. Glam. Club. 1-3 South Parade. 10pm-2am. 2 Greyfriars Road. 10pm-3am. £free £4 B411pm/£5 after. The weekend with flyer. 2-4-1 on all Woo Woo’s! With begins here with Cheese, Chart & 80s. DJ Ian Davies playing all your chart & dance Dave Mayo mixing top tunes from the 80s, floor anthems. 90s & 00s. BLENDER. Buffalo Bar. 11 Windsor KITSCH. The Weir Lounge. St Place. 8pm-4am. £varies/ £free Saviours Road. The massive London downstairs. A blended-up clash of pop night straight from Embargo 59. culture, fashion, music, bands and truely Bristol unique parties! 2-4-1 cocktails until 10pm BUMPING ELECTRO. The Den. LISTEN UP! Clwb Ifor Bach. 11 31 Corn St. Till 4am. £free B4 Womanby Street. CF10 1BR. 11pm/£3/£2 NUS. Drinks promos 9.30pm – 3am. £3. Top Floor: Indie, all night. electro, pop. Middle: Special Guests. Bottom: ROOT ELEVATION. The Big Chill Soul, Disco, Funk. Bar. 15 Small St. £free. Root Elevation’s THE BOOM BOOM BOUTIQUE. Type Sun brings you the best in Soul Music, 10 Feet Tall. 11A – 12 Church St. past, present & future. 10-4am. £free. The biggest, baddest bass COMMUNION. Mr Wolfs. 33 St. blowing, booty shakin’ party beats! Stephens St. 1st Thursday of each SOUL MOVEMENT. Zync Bar. 63 St. month. Live performances from four different Marys St. 9pm-3.30am. Sexy Ladies artists/bands throughout the evening, Night with Soul, RNB, Hip Hop, Dancehall & interjected with DJs Bashment. DJ’s Jigga, D.J. Stylus and Mazu ROOT ELEVATION. The Big Chill will be playing R’n’B. Bar. 15 Small St. Root Elevation’s Type

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CLUB Sun brings you the best in Soul Music, past, present & future. BOUNCE. Mbargo. The Triangle, Clifton. 9pm – 2am. £free. DJ Suisse Tony playing Electro House, Club Classics & House Anthems! RACK EM UP. Elbow Room. 64 Park St. £free till 2am. DJ’s upstairs plays chart, dance & alternative. PRESSURE. Thekla. The Grove, East Mud Dock. 10pm-3am. £3/£4. Guitar-orientated indie rock & pop with resident DJ MrSteveBob in the main room & t Twee In The Park gang on the top deck, with occasional special guests. PUKKA UP! The Bunker, 78 Queens Road, Clifton Triangle. £3. GLOBALISTA. The Big Chill Bar. 15 Small St. £free. DJ Vivo (Brazilian Beatz/ World Beatz) & guests take you on a musical journey around the globe. 2nd. BUMPING ELECTRO. The Den. 31 Corn St. Till 4am. £free B4 11pm/£3/£2 NUS. Launch night with DJ Kensho & resident DJs. 9th. EVOLVE. Lakota. 6 Upper York St. 10.30pm-2.30am. £5. Rock N Roll, Swing, Motown, 70’s Disco, Funk, Punk, 80’s New Wave, Synthpop, Hip Hop and 90’s Electro. Student drinks deals. 16th. FULL OF SWAGGER. Lakota. 6 Upper York St. 10pm-4am. £10/ motd. Dancehall. Bassline, Funky House, Ragga, Grime & Dubstep from Robbo Ranx, DJ Total, MNT, DJ Mad Fingers, 125ing, Lyrical D, Yomi, Buggsy and more.

Cardiff

GLITTERATI. Oceana. Greyfriars Road. 10pm-3am. £3 B4 midnight/£4/£3NUS. Sexy RnB, Urban and Dance floor filling anthems. GLAMOUROUS. Glam. 2 Greyfriars Road. 10pm-3am. DJs Urban Fusion, Veejay, Jigga and DJ Paz playing Hip Hop, R&B, UK Funky, House, Old Skool &Garage. SUGARDROP. Buffalo Bar. 11 Windsor Place. 8pm-4am. £varies/£free downstairs. New live music, jump-up beats, VJs, breaks & beats, drink offers, dope dubstep, beer garden, electro bass, animation, DJ battles, party drum’n’bass, live electronic acts & more.. ON THE ROCKS. 10 Feet Tall. 11A – 12 Church St. 10pm-4am. £free. Classic Anthems Old & New, Party Riffs, Alternative Mashups, New Music & Ultimate Air Guitar Bangers! C-Y-N-T. Clwb Ifor Bach. 11 Womanby St. 10.30pm – 4am. £4 unless stated. Electro / DubStep / Techno / DnB / Rave. 9th. BENJI’S (Astroid Boys) BIRTHDAY PARTY. Cardiff’s Arts Institute. Park Place. 10pm-3am. £4. Line up: Magenta, Curtamos, Dell Productions (Astroid Boys producer), Beatbox Major B2B Beatbox Fozzy, DJ Comfort plus ASTROID BOYS showcase with live drummer.

Swansea

S.A.M.P.L.E. Bar Sigma. 1 Northampton Lane. 8pm-12am. £free. Acoustic Music & Live Performance. Taunton ESSENTIAL. Shout. 43/45 East St. 10pm-3am. £5 B4 11pm includes your first 3 drinks on us! Biggest student friendly night playing Dance, Urban, R & B and Anthems bought to you by one of the South West’s finest DJs.

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Frogmore St. 10pm-4am. £free B4 11pm/£4/£5 after. House, Electro, DnB, Breaks, Dubstep, Garage, Hip Hop & Grime Bath over two rooms with DJs on rotation. SQUEEZE THE CHEESE. Po RAMSHACKLE. Carling Academy. Na Na. North Parade. BA2 4AL. Frogmore St, 10pm-3am. £3/5. 10.30pm-2.30am. £5-£4 NUS. Room Bristol’s biggest alternative night with resident 1: The Cheesy Disco: Cheesy Pop Anthems DJ Dan, Steve Gerrard plus Carlton and Dave from the 60’s-00’s.... Room 2: The Singalong Remix playing alternative, indie, hip hop, Suite hosted by Karaoke John. beats and funky shit in the main room. DISCO MASH. Second Bridge. 10 PURPLE BAIZE. Elbow Room. 64 Manvers St. 10pm-2.30am. £4 with Park St. £Free – open till 4am. DJ flyer. Disco, Party, Retro. Nick Evans. Chart & Floorfillers. FRIDAYS. Back To Mine. 7 Bladud THANK FUNK ITS FRIDAY. Mbargo. Buildings. £free entry b4 11. £5/£3 The Triangle, Clifton. 8pm – 2am. mem. DJs on rotation playing a mix of Funk, Funk, Disco & R’n’B with DJ’s Suisse Tony Soul, Classics, Eclectic, RnB and more. With & Alex. DJ Paul Freedom, DJ Corin CrazyLegz, DJ WEEKEND PARTY PART 1. Lizard Rodders, DJ Asian Hawk and DJ JangoPhatt. Lounge. 66 Queens Road. 9pm – LADIES NIGHT. Celsius Ice Bar and late. Current and classic party tunes with Club. 1-3 South Parade. 10pmresidents Big Daddy & Milky. 3am. £free B4 11pm. The best in THE BOMB. The Bunker, 78 new & Old skool Hip Hop, sexy RnB, Queens Road, Clifton Triangle. UK Garage, House, Dance, Dancehall & 9pm-3am. £3 b4 11pm/£5after. DJ urban flavaz with DJ So Fly. Amo, the Urban Knights, Lucas Lafone, Joe KABOOM!!! Celsius. 1-3 South Bananas & Jambo! We play the best in new Parade. 10pm-3am. £5/£4 with and underground music. flyer. House, Electro, Breaks and more with MAMA ROUX. Bijou Bar. DJs Tom Maddicott & Graham S. Dropping Whiteladies Road. 10pm – 3am. dancefloor bombs every 1st & 3rd Friday £free. Monthly. Mama Roux presents of the month. an evening of Heavy Soul/ Deep Funk/ Rare I LUV 90’S. Komedia. Westgate St. Groove/ Mod/ Latin/ Disco spun by DJs Jeff 10.30pm-1.30am. Expect the BEST Brit- Groves & John C. Poppin & Chart-Topping anthems. PHUCT. Bristol Bierkeller. All Saints’ ELEMENT. The Weir Lounge. Street. 9pm-3am. £3 B4 10pm/£4 St Saviours Road. £free with from 10pm-11pm/£5 after. Metal, Punk password from facebook. DJ Touch and Rock to make your spine tingle. delivering the hottest new tunes. 3rd. BEAT*BRISTOL -END OF 10th. THE CORK CHRISTMAS TERM PARTY. Basement 45. 8 PARTY. The Cork. 11-12 Westgate Frogmore St. 10pm - 4am. £5/£7. Buildings. Till 2am. £free. DJs Graham DnB, Dubstep, Jungle and DnB with S & Doddstar. Logistics, Total Science, Illusive, Pulse, Miss 31st. NEW YEARS EVE PARTY. The Conduct and more. Hosted by Cara$el & Cork. 11-12 Westgate Buildings. Till Remidy. 3am. £free. DJs Graham S, DJ Chopper 3rd. NEW NOISE. The Croft. 117 & Guests. - 119 Stokes Croft. 7.30pm. £7adv. Bristol Featuring two rooms of trash-pop, new noise THE BLAST. Thekla. The Grove, & hardcore funtimes. East Mud Dock. 1st of month. Purveyors of the best parties in this fair town, 3rd. PANCHO FROM DIRTY SANCHEZ LIVE SHOW. Lakota. including the legendary Shit The Bed nights. 6 Upper York St. 10pm-4am. HOSPITALITY/SHOESTRING. £7.50adv/£10otd. DnB, Techno, House, Thekla. The Grove, East Mud Dock. 2nd of month. Biggest and most Trance, Jungle and Dubstep with DJ Soso, Eveson, DJ Irk, Snaddon, Mogz-e, respected hip-hop night around these parts. Undercover Elements and more. MONKEY! KNIFE! FIGHT!/PLAY. Thekla. The Grove, East Mud Dock. 10th. LAID BLAK. Full Moon & Attic Bar. 1-9 Stokes Croft. 3rd of month. Electro Beats & Bass and 9pm-2am. £5 B4 10pm/£6 after. House and Techno. BLOWPOP. Thekla. The Grove, East Urban Raggae heavyweights with Sickwax, 12-legged Dub, Jazz Brass bound Hip Hop. Mud Dock. 4th of month. SPLIT HAPPENS. The Lanes. 22 Plus DJ Skylion. Nelson St. 9pm-3am. £5adv/£7otd. 10th. DUBS.TEK. Basement 45. 8 With our resident DJs playing the best in Frogmore St. 10pm - 4am. £8. Coki Rock N Roll, Soul, Ska & other hits to bop supported by Lojik, Compound One, Krums, and bowl to! VW, Bateman, Force 1 & Sparker Boi. Room TWILIGHT NIGHTS. Day & Night. 2 hosted by The Drop. 10 St. Nicholas St. With a mesh of Funk, 10th. ABSOLUTE OLD SKOOL Funky House & Funky Techno, Hip-Hop, Dirty FREE PARTY. Lakota. 6 Upper York Electro House, Breaks & Drum & Bass. St. 10pm-4am. £free B4 11pm/£3 BREAKOUT. The Cooler Music after. Old Skool and Hardcore with Nifty, DJ Venue. 48 Park St. 10.30pm. £free Rascal, DJ Twisted, Biglee and Rudy. B4 11pm/£2after. With Brit Pop and 17th. MADE TO PLAY. Thekla. Classic Indie. The Grove, East Mud Dock. 10pmWTF? Club Comfi. 10-12 Triangle 4am. £8earlybird/£12adv. Special South, Clifton. 10pm-late. £free guest Jesse Rose with DJs Riva B4 12pm/£3 with flyer/NUS. House, Starr and Payme. Electro, Dubstep, Indie Dance and Chart 17th. INSPIRATION. Lakota. 6 remixes. Upper York St. 10pm-5am. £10/ BOUNCE BASS MUSIC SUMMER motd. DnB, Jungle, Dubstep, Garage, Hip SESSIONS. Basement 45. 8

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Hop and Funk with Mampi Swift, Taxman, Logan D B2B Majistrate Bunjy, Live, Joy-C, Hatcha, UK Rocka, Superisk, Olly F and more. 17th. OFFNOISE. Basement 45. 8 Frogmore St. 10pm - 4am. £7/£6 NUS. Another night of LIVE Techno, Electro and Breaks with Billy Nasty, Ed Chamberlain, Jnr Hacksaw and a live set from Bosch Stacey. 31st. TRIBE OF FROG – NEW YEARS EVE EXTRAVAGANZA!! Lakota. 6 Upper York St. 9.30pm7am. £10 earlybird// £15/£16/£17/ motd. Psytrance, Trance, Psy, Goa, Dubstep, Techno, Progressive, Electro, Dub, Breaks, Acid Techno and Minimal. 8 live acts including BeatNik, Rastaliens, Southwild, Olmec, Eastmann, Wobbly Squadron, Loose Connection, 2CBeeBies, Weetamix, Steve OOOD, Ryo, Rama, Geo, F’da F’da, Psychosonic and Pieman. 31st. TORQUE NEW YEARS EVE SPECIAL. Basement 45. 8 Frogmore St. 9pm-7am. Come and celebrate the turning of 2011 with us as we move forward, continuously pursuing innovative drum and bass. With Marcus Intalex, Commix, Alix Perez & Spectrasoul, Ulterior Motive, Seamless vs. Breach, Distilled, Pessimist & Vega and more. Techno and House in Room 2. 31st. MASKED BALL Trinty, Trinty Rd, 9.30pm-4.30am, £20 in adv. Live performance from EZ Rollers, Laid Blak, Dr Meaker, The Cornyvillians, Subplate and more. 31ST. IN:MOTION NYE WITH THE BLAST, JUST JACK AND TEAM LOVE, Motion, 9pm-6am, £20 in adv. Five area with loads of DHJs including Friendly Fires (DJ Set), Roller Express, Joker, Jamie Jones, Doorly, Dyed Soundorom, Untold, Tayo, Deepgroove and many more. See www.bristoinmotion.com for more info

Cardiff

BUMPER. Buffalo Bar. 11 Windsor Place. 9pm-4am. £4/£3/free B4 11pm. Massive jump-up party anthems & beat-driven mayhem. HUSTLE. 10 Feet Tall. 11A – 12 Church St. Till 4am. £5/£4/£free entry before 10pm. Classic Funk, Soul, Jazz, Roots, Motown & Disco. FUTURE FRIDAYS. The Cardiff Arts Institute. 29 Park Place. 9pm4am//£2 b4 11pm (Regulars Cards FREE)//£4 after 11pm (£3 regulars cards). NEUROPOL. Clwb Ifor Bach. 11 Womanby St. 10pm. £5/£6. A night dedicated to Heavy bass music. FLAWLESS. Sodabar. Mill Lane. 10pm-3am. £free with flyer B4 10.30pm, £3 B4 12pm, £5after. Join us for a night of Sexy & Smooth R&B, from old skool classics to big floor fillers. FUNKY FRIDAYS. Glam (level2). 2 Greyfriars Road. 10pm-3am, £5/£2 b4 12pm. Urban DJ’s Jigga, Veejay and Troopa take over. DEAL OR NO DEAL. Code. Millennium Plaza, Wood St. 10pm3am. Deal £10 plus 7 free vouchers. No Deal £3. Sexy RnB, Smooth Groves, Funky, Electro & Club Classics. FREQUENCY. Kirkhouse. Merthyr Tydfil. Till 2am. Tune into the best Funky House, mainstream and club classics.

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THE WEEKEND WARM-UP. Zync Bar. 63 St. Marys St. 8pm-5am. It’s the weekend warm up with DJ Adry from 8pm till 12pm then its DJ Milky, Richie s playing a mixture of chart, R’n’B, Funky House and Indie. XXPLOSIVE FRIDAYS. Oceana. Greyfriars Road. £free B4 10:30pm with E-Flyer or Wristband/£4 NUS/ £5without. Selected drinks just £2.20 all night. FRIDAYS. Club X. 35-37 Charles St. 8pm-6am. £free B4 10pm. The best gay venue in South Wales. Resident and guest DJs in 3 rooms of Electro, Trance and Hardhouse and DJ Smudge playing Funky House and Club Classics. 31st. VIVA GLAM: THE BLACK & WHITE NEW YEARS BALL. Glam. 2 Greyfriars Road. 9pm-3am. Two rooms of Chart, Dance, Club Classics, House, RnB, Hip Hop and Funk, provided by Ian Davies, Urban Fusion, Spice, Sole, Veejay and MC23. 31st. NEW YEAR’S EVE. Buffalo Lounge. 34 Woodville Road, Cathays. open until 4am. £free. Buffalo Lounge is sister to the now infamous Buffalo on Windsor Place. An intimate and experimental NYE party of beats, fashion, cocktails and visual art with special guest djs. A place to get away from the hectic queues.

Cheltenham

FRIDAYS. D-Bar, Dakota. 12-14 Bath Road. 9pm-late. £free with flyer. RnB and Urban with selected drinks deals all night. 31st. MIDNIGHT MASQUERADE. Dakota. 12-14 Bath Road. 9pm4am. £5 earlybird/£12otd. Joining forces with Hed Kandi DJs playing anthems - past, present & future. Ross Langridge and Russ Hopkins are joined by Darren Thorpe playing Commercial, R’n’B & Chart Anthems in the D-Bar.

Merthyr Tydfil

3rd. TIME FLIES. Kirkhouse.

Merthyr Tydfil. 9pm-2am. £5otd. Big Al, Dave Eaves, Andy B and Rui J & Kiki V in the Main Arena. Rhys Bowler, Deon Rewbury and James White in the House Arena.

Newport

THANK FUNK ITS FRIDAY. Mojo. Market St. £8. 8pm-3am. £free for ladies all night/£free B4 10.30pm. DJ’s playing Hip Hop, R&B, Funk & Soul RETRIBUTION. Meze Lounge. Market St. 9pm-5am. Rock night with the lastest Metal, Metal Hardcore and Death Metal. REDROOM DISCO. Central Square. High St. 10pm-12pm. £free with flyer.

Swindon

CASSETTE PLAYER. Suju Nightclub. 28 High St. 11pm-4am, £3 b4 11.30pm/£5. DJ’s Downstairs: Enjoy a mix of indie/rocknroll/choice pop cuts/electro/funk/soul with Rob The Mod and Phil Dirt.The Lounge: Smooth RnB, Hip Hop and classic hits with The Chief. Mystery Jets DJ Set (3rd), Maximo Park DJ Set (17th). 31st. LOVE LOVE NEW YEAR. Suju Nightclub. 28 High St. 11pm-7am. £5/£7/motd. DJ’s Downstairs: The Chief, Martyn Davies, Daniel Boast, Jim Thomson, Stacey Lea and Andy King and Danny Unkut in The Garden.

SATURDAY Bath

SATURDAYS. The Cork. 11-12 Westgate Buildings. Till late. £free. DJ Graham plays new Funk Space Disco Bass. FORBIDDEN FRUIT. ClubXL. Walcott St. 10pm-3am. £4.50 B4 11.30pm/£3 NUS/£6 after/£4.50 NUS. DJ Paul James blending a commercial, hip swinging bash of musical delight. MOTORCITY. Komedia. Westgate St. 10.30pm – 1.30am. Motown, Funk, Soul and Rock’n’Roll greats, with a touch of Disco to boot! SCANDAL. Po Na Na. North Parade.10.30pm-2.30am. £5 b4 12pm/£6after. DJ Ross Deviant with an eclectic mix of quality anthems from a variety of musical genres. SATURDAYS. Back To Mine. 7 Bladud Buildings. £free entry b4 11. £5/£3 mem. DJs on rotation playing Old Skool Beats & Nu Skool flavours as well as Funk, Soul, Hip Hop, DnB, RnB, Hypnotic Breaks & Progressive Beats and much more! With DJ Asian Hawk, DJ Jonson, DJ Read Jones and DJ Oli Embleton. AURORA. Celsius Ice Bar and Club. 1-3 South Parade. 10pm-3am. £6 B4 11pm/£7 after. Funky House music THE QUALITY. Second Bridge. 10 Manvers St. Funky house, dance music. R&B in the vaults. LUSH. The Weir Lounge. St Saviours Road. Lush resident DJ Touch (Coco Loco, Twice As Nice) and Weir Lounge Resident Rudeboy Marcus bringing the freshest & sexiest party tunes over two arenas.

Bristol

GENERATION X. The Hatchet Inn. Frogmore St. 10pm-3am. £3 B4 11.30pm/£4after (£3 Members*). Bristol’s Premier Rock Night. Main Room: Generation X with DJs Dave Remix, Dr. Stein, Jason X & Old Man Rich and the best in Port Talbot Punk, Rock, Metal & Alternative music. FRIDAYS. The Bank. Station Road. POP CONFESSIONAL Thekla. Top 9pm-late. £free and 241 drinks. Top Deck. East Mud Dock. £4 with flyer. DJ’s playing party anthems, sexy RnB and Playing pop classics from all eras, think Hall Dance Classics. & Oates and David Essex! Swansea BOUNCE BASS MUSIC SUMMER FRIDAY FIX. Lava Lounge. Little SESSIONS. Basement 45. 8 Wind St. Till 10pm. Dance to tunes Frogmore St. 10pm-4am. £free B4 from the last two decades with drinks prices 11pm/£4/£5 after. House, Electro, DnB, to match. Breaks, Dubstep, Garage, Hip Hop & Grime SHINFO. Bar Sigma. 1 over two rooms with DJs on rotation. Northampton Lane. 8pm-3am. £free KLUB KLUTE.The Cooler Music B4 10.30pm/£3. Punk Rock Metal Indie Venue. 48 Park St. 10pm. £free B4 Electro Ska D&B House. 11pm/£5 after/£4NUS. The Best Indie night in Bristol. www.247magazine.co.uk

CLUB RHYTHM & SOUL. Mbargo. The Triangle, Clifton. £free until 10.30pm. Past Present & Future, it’s a spiritual thing! Soulful, Funky & Deep House with DJ Paul Morrissey and guests! DEPARTMENT S. The Lanes. Nelson St. 9pm-3am. £3. Twice Monthly. Pounding 60’s Garage beats, freaky 60’s Pop, Mod Soul, vintage Rock & Roll & Indie Anthems. Bijou Bar. Whiteladies Road. 10pm – 3am. £free. Resident DJ’s Shawn Fleming, Elliot Guise & Mark Davis playing Funk &Soul to Old Skool Hip Hop & House BY THE POOL. Elbow Room. 64 Park St. £Free – open till 4am. Chart and Old Skool classics all night long. COMFI Saturdays. Club Comfi. 10-12 Triangle South, Clifton. 8-4. £7-£8. DJ’s playing party classics, R’n’B & Dance! WEEKEND PARTY PART 2. Lizard lounge. 66 Queens Road. 9pm – late. Party tunes from Big Daddy & Milky. KARL MARX. The Living Room. Harbourside. 10:30pm - 2am. Soul, Disco, Funk. WE MULTIPLY. Thekla. The Grove, East Mud Dock. 10pm-4am. £5 before 12am/£7 after. Basslines, brostep, jangly angular guitars, electro beeps n sweeps & gargantuan drops to create one powerhouse of a night on the dancefloor. UNI SEX. The Bunker. 78 Queens Road, Clifton Triangle. 9.30pm. Only student only club on a Saturday!! 4th. FUTUREBOOGIE. Basement 45. 8 Frogmore St. 10pm - 4am. £7. With DJs Metro Area & Darshan Jesrani repping as well as party starters Buoyancy. 4th. 10 YEARS OF SHADOW DEMON TOUR. Lakota. 6 Upper York St. 10pm-6am. £14/motd. Jungle, DnB, Ragga, Jungle and Dubstep with DJ Sly B2B Pacso, Brockie, Bryan G, Logan D B2B MRK, Propz & Rowney, Linezy B2B Kush, Little Miss and more. 11th. CRAZYLEGS. Basement 45. 8 Frogmore St. 10pm - 4am. With James Blake, Girl Unit, Braiden and support from Kelly Twins, EFA, Shandy, Jambo and Spooks & Shaun P. 11th. DEVTEK. Lakota. 6 Upper York St. 10pm-6am. £5 B4 11pm. DnB, Dubstep, Hip Hop, Garage and Funk from Mampi Swift, Taxman, Logan D, Majistrate, Bunjy, Joy C and Nocturnal. MC’s Eksman, Shabba D, Fearless, Loki, Carasel and more. 11th. INDULGE. Full Moon & Attic Bar. 1-9 Stokes Croft. 3pm-2am. £free B4 6pm/£8. Rolling Stage present Sicknote, Bert Miller & The Animal Folk, The Wild Wax Brothers, Nathan Filer, Soup Du Jour, China Blue Fish, Pattern Fight, The Federation, Discoco, Dot INC, The Twins, Hollywood, VJ and Mark Boyle. 11th. BAD MEDICINE. Black Swan. Stapleton Road, Easton. 9pm-6am. £7 B4 12pm/£10 after. 9 hours of Hardcore Techno, Hardcore, Hardstyle, Gabba and Techno from over 45 artists including headlining acts Kurt, Chris Bigworm, Fracus, Darwin, Tek Nik, Tones and Addiction. 18th. THE BUSTLE. Basement 45. 8 Frogmore St. 10pm - 4am. With Roska, Rossi B and Luca, Superisk and

K-Stylez b2b Fireman Sam. 18th. BATTLE OF THE PROMOTERS. Lakota. 6 Upper York St. 10pm-5am. £5. DnB, Jungle, Breakcore, Electro, Bass, Techno, Raggae and Breaks. Jungle Syndicate vs. Jungle Clone vs. Blurred Vision &4Bidden. 18th. LEE HASLAM. Warehouse. 57 Prince St. £6 B4 11pm/£8. With DJ Clk, Jason Kinetic, Gio, Neil Hedges, Andy Higginson and more.

Cardiff

ME & YOU CLUB. 10 Feet Tall. 11A – 12 Church St. 8pm-4am. £free B4 10pm/£5 after. Good time weekend Indie Rock’n’Pop, new music and classic alternative tunes with MIKE TV! THE BEATBOX BALLROOM. Buffalo Bar. 11 Windsor Place. 8pm-4am. £free B4 11pm £3/4 after. Celebration of everything new and old school. SATURDAYS. Cardiff Arts Institute, 29 Park Place. 9pm-4am. £2 before 11pm (free with regulars card)/£4 after. SATURDAYS. Gwdihw Café Bar. Guildford Crescent. 8pm. £varies. LOVE LIFE. The Philharmonic. 76-77 St. Mary St. 10pm-4am. £3 B4 midnight/£5after. R&B, Hip Hop, Dancehall and Old Skool with DJ Raheem, DJ Spice & Monique B. Selected drink deals all night. DIRTY POP/ VINYL VENDETTAS/ MR POTTER. Clwb Ifor Bach. 11 Womanby St. £5. 10pm – 3am. Offering three floors of the best tracks from a variety of genres. SOPHISTICATION. Zync Bar. 63 St. Marys St. 7pm-5am. Shalim 7 ‘til 10pm playing Funky House and Classics. Nick Madge 10pm ‘til 12am Milky or Richie S, from 12am ‘til 5am playing a mish mash of everything. VANITY. Glam Nightclub. 2 Greyfriars Road. 9pm - 3am. Free before 10pm / £5 before 11pm / £6 after. Cardiff’s coolest weekly club night in Wales’ sexiest club. Level 1 Chart/Dance/ House and Level 2 RnB/HipHop/Funky/ Urban Fusion. AFTER LIFE. Oceana. Greyfriars Road. 2.30am-6am. £4/£2members. Resident DJs Spice and Monique B playing R&B, Hip Hop and Urban floorfillers. £2 drinks all night. REUNION PARTY. Code. Millenium Plaza. 10pm-3am. £3 with £1 drinks all night. £free B4 11pm for Liberty Living and NUS/£1after. DJs Kevin Williams and Simon Stome playing Chart, Party, R&B and Dance classics. SATURDAYS. Club X. 35-37 Charles St. 8pm-6am. £free B4 10pm. Residents Kevin Williams & DJ Mandy B playing Dance and Dirty Electro, DJ Dan playing party anthems and DJ Tyler playing sexy Soul and RnB. 11th. REBOOT. Undertone Basement. Church St. £3 B4 11.30pm/£5. UK/Hard Techno, Hard Tech and Acid Techno with Acid Steve plus S.U.S.S Twins, P-Midi, Tomos The Tek Engine and J.L.D.

Cheltenham

ULTRA. Dakota. 12-14 Bath Road. 10pm-3am. £free B4 12am/£1 off with flyer after. Chart, Party and Summer Anthems. RnB in the D-Bar. Selected drink deals all night.

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