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Issue 102 | August 09 Director: Nigel Muntz Editor: Lauren Taverner Brown Design: Adrian Howe Antony Reynolds / Dan Hayman Production: Kaspar Walker Advertising: Nigel Muntz Nick Tuckfield Cover: Cover design by Adrian Howe Contents: Illustration by Adrian Dutt Contributing Aldo Vanucci, Arash Torabi, Writers: Backbone, Daniel Flashheart, John Barker, Alan Butler Contributing Photographers: Mathais Fennetaux, Tony Plant,Matt Smith, Jacob Cockle Special Thanks to: Sophie and Michelle for the Roxy shoot, tres bien! Published monthly by:

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ILLUSTRATION BY ADRIAN DUTT Adrian Dutt is currently going into the second year of an Illustration degree at North Devon School of Art (part of the University of Plymouth). He lives in Barnstaple, North Devon (which he says is super nice) and will graduate in two years. Until then, he’s doing as much to get his work seen as he can, doing zines, posters, and flyers. He’s inspired by pattern, symmetry, angles, polaroids, fineliners and all things nautical! He’d love to sail the world, illustrating at the same time. He likes to bring quirky realism and romance into his work, drawing pictures that people can get lost in, and looks up to artists like Julia Potts, Rob Ryan and photographer Bara Prasilova. He’s looking for new challenges… See more of his work at or email him at

FEATURES F word 18 The Farewell dear wellies

20 The Wombats

Love, loss and growing up

22 Boardmasters ‘09 Check out our top tips

24 Nick the Kid

Award winning promoter/DJ/producer

25 Streetwise Music Inside the beats on the street

26 Tony Plant

Surfer, artist, photographer

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NEWS Plymouth Pride

THIS THIS MONTH MONTH WE WE ARE... ARE... …feeling rather stunned as time seems to be flying by rather quickly – but we’re also very excited because it’s finally time for Boardmasters! Arguably the biggest event in the South West all summer, this year the organisers have pulled out all the stops for a truly spectacular event with a stunning line up (Cypress Hill in Kernow! Awesome!) that includes a high quality profile of local musical talent. We’re also pretty stoked to be able to offer you the chance to win ANOTHER Watercooled surf board! The competition we ran last month was very popular so we’ve joined forces with Watercooled again to give everyone another shot at winning a new board… Make sure you check it out. See you on the beach! 8|


Plymouth Pride takes place this from 14 – 23 Aug with a wide range of performances, film screenings and workshops aimed at celebrating lesbian and gay culture and overcoming homophobia. Plymouth Pride has been going since 2005, and highlights for this year’s event include the Lesbian and Gay film festival at the University of Plymouth (see our film listing pages for details) on 19 – 20 Aug, the Diversity football tournament at Goals on 16 Aug, where the Plymouth Argyle team will be on hand to coach, and of course, the main event on 22 Aug at Plymouth Guildhall, where from 12pm – 7pm there will be music, entertainment, stalls, exhibitions and more. Performances will come from the likes of soulful jazz singer Louise Parker, electro pop dancefloor filler AJ, rock/pop/dance act Charlie and many more. See for more information.

Prime Skate Park News

Plymouth based skate shop Prime are currently in the process of raising funds to build a skate park in the city. If everything goes to plan the owners, Lynne and Nick Marker, hope to be able to start building the park at the end of the month, with plans to open in October. Until then, it’s fundraising time! You can help get make the plans reality by joining in on one of their fundraising events – get down to the White Rabbit at Bretonside Bus Station in Plymouth on 8 Aug for a night of super fun partying with Lynne-E-Oke (get your karaoke groove on!), awesome DJs, a top secret DVD screening, and a raffle with signed skate boards, t-shirts and more up for grabs. Find out more about the skate park and keep up to date with news at or pop into the shop at 48 Ebrington St, near Drake Circus Mall, Plymouth.

Party In The Park

The Party In The Park will showcase some of the best local bands around on the August Bank Holiday at Trerife Park in Newlyn, half a mile west of Penzance on the A30 Lands End road. On Sunday 30 Aug the beautiful park will play host to bands like iPony, Surgeons, Oracy, Call For A Hero, San Pablo, Kernow Vibration, Tongue and Groove and many more. The event will take place under marquees from mid afternoon until midnight, and there will be free buses from Penzance Greenmarket. For times, call 01736 350984. This is an all ages event and entry costs £7.

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WHATS NEW ON 247MAGAZINE.CO.UK THIS MONTH In what seems like a never ending task, we have been working hard tweaking our website and now we bring you daily news updates (hear the news/ info that your looking for, here, first), live Twitter feed (follow us if your not already), and exclusive special content for all registered users. It’s free to register, and unlocks access to the whole site. This includes exclusive behinds the scenes look at our features, free wallpaper, podcasts, free tunes and DJ mixes to download, listings and you can read our digital edition online too, complete with video footage and other digitally trickery that we are still trying to get our head around. Big shout to Ben and the crew at who have been helping us improve the site, any suggestions for other things you’d like to see there, get in touch with us. The BRITISH FIREWORK CHAMPIONSHIPS take place on Plymouth’s Hoe on 11 – 12 Aug – make your way down to the Hoe for some of the best firework displays of the year as various companies aim to blow the others out of the water with their spectacular pyrotechnic displays! The CORNWALL RESPECT FESTIVAL is a one day festival to celebrate the multicultural aspects of life in the county. Cornwall’s first Respect Festival is on 29 Aug in Truro. Cornwall Respect aims to acknowledge the many different cultures in our area and celebrate diversity. For info on what’s happening as part of the festival see Get your skates on for Exeter’s first ever roller disco! ROLLER FEVER is putting the fun back

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NEWS Freesound ‘09 Plymouth Arts Centre is doubling up as a radio station once again this month as Freesound radio station, an open platform for the creative voice and sounds of Plymouth. Broadcasting from the galleries of Plymouth Arts Centre, Freesound boasts a varied schedule of programs, which will be heard across the world on DJs, artists, performers, presenters, musicians and the wider community are all shaping this experimental sonic space, with support from Deep Blue Sound, the Foyer and the station’s sponsors. Freesound will be broadcasting from 7 Aug – 6 Sept, from 3pm – 11pm daily. The South West’s most prominent dubstep night, Subheavy has a weekly slot on Tuesdays from 9pm-11pm. Plymouth’s electro superstar DJ Mitch (UFO) hosts his ‘Mitch’s Bigga Night In’ on Thursdays, 6pm-8pm. 247 contributor, Arash Torabi, will play a varied selection of punk, indie, psych, folk and more from the 60s to present day, for a one-off show on 15 August, 5pm-7pm. Listen online

Cabaret Fundraiser For RLNI

Prepare yourselves for a good, old-fashioned knees-up (and score some good karma points) on Thursday 6 Aug. The Gul Surf Co. in Plymouth are holding a charity fundraiser for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) at Annabel’s Cabaret & Discotheque in Plymouth. The night will combine live music, a Gul Surf Co. fashion show, a charity auction and the hottest new thing to come out of South East London, The Showstoppers And Stocking Droppers Burlesque Troupe! Starring Cherry Vanity, Lady Lace and Pixie Petite, this classic burlesque act combines tassels, glamour, tease and more sequins than you can shake your stick at. Ooh, cheeky! Also making an appearance will be British Surf Champion Mark Harris, who will be strolling down the catwalk as part of the fashion show. He’s also donated a 1 on 1 surf lesson to the auction! Slinky Boy Wonder and Mike James of Phonic FM will be providing the soundtrack to the evening’s shenanigans. Tickets cost £5, doors open at 8.30pm and this is an over 18’s event. For more information on tickets and auction lists pop in to GUL Surf Co. and RNLI stores in Plymouth or contact them on 01752 262077.

IVYLIVE is Coming

The biggest live music festival to hit Ivybridge, Devon on 11 – 13 Sept is shaping up to be the best yet with bands headlining including The Days, Two Spot Gobi and Ella Edmondson at the three day festival in Filham Park. Torbay promoters, Mount the Curb are hosting the Friday night with guests The Quails, Outfit, Os Vampiros, Dolcet Tones and Not Now Bernard, whilst Sat gives way to the main headliners. Tickets are on sale now at

Cornwall’s Young Film Festival Wants Your Films If you are aged between 8 and 18 and have made a film, why not enter it into this year’s Screen Actions film festival run by and for young people from across Cornwall? The festival will take place in November and combines hands-on workshops, screenings and VIP media guests. Films can be on any subject but must be no more than 15 minutes in length. Last year, just over 40 films from hugely talented young Cornish filmmakers were shown at this awesome festival, isn’t it about time yours hit the silver screen too? Entry is free and application forms can be downloaded under the Screen Actions tab at The deadline for entries is 14 Aug so you need to hurry!

Tiki Shaper Tour

North Devon’s Tiki Surf shop will play host to four of the world’s best shapers this month, giving the public a rare opportunity to meet these talented, revered individuals! Bob McTavish, Greg Webber, Steve Walden and Richie Lovett will be available to discuss all aspects of surfboards and surfing, drawing on their immense knowledge and experience on 17 Aug at Tiki Surf shop in Braunton. Go along to the shop on the day and you might get the chance to get an autograph. An invite only open forum will be held at Croyde Village Hall from 6pm – 8pm and again from 8.30pm-late on 20 Aug – to be in with a chance of going along go to and apply for an invite (capacity is limited to 150 people per session, hence invite only).

into going out whether you’re a pro skater or an absolute beginner. The night is at Exeter Phoenix on 8 Aug from 8pm, entry is £13 with skate hire or £10.50 with your own skates. The music will be an eclectic mix of classic disco, funk and soul dress up to get down for an unforgettable night of clubbing on wheels! The MTB National King of Dirt competition returns to the Track at Porthreath on 29 & 30 August to host the final of the 2009 series. More info at A must for all food lovers, PLYMOUTH’S ANNUAL FLAVOUR FEST takes place in Plymouth city centre on 14 – 16 August. Loads of food stalls, free food (just ask for tasters!) and food demo’s from top regional chef’s. The event is part of the ongoing Plymouth Summer Festival. On the continuing tip of random, different things to do, the Royal Navy are opening up the Plymouth Dockyard for their bi-annual NAVY DAYS on 5-6 Sept where you get to look around the ships, helicopter carriers, destroyers and submarines. More info and tickets 08445 78 78 78. Cornish live music promoters, SW1 PRODUCTIONS have announced a mini tour for the emerging new Welsh native singer songwriter Pete Lawrie. Dates are 8 Aug at the Relentless Boardmasters (main stage 12.30pm approx), Watergate Bay, Newquay, 9 Aug at Gylly Beach Café, Falmouth, 11 Aug at the Barbican Theatre Bar, Plymouth, 12 Aug at the Wig & Pen, Truro, 13 Aug at The Taphouse, St Agnes, 14 Aug at the Sandsifter, Hayle and things are rounded off on the 15 Aug at the Phoenix Bar, Exeter. Other SW1 gigs coming up include Kate Walsh at the Acorn Theatre Penzance on 3 Oct, Ben Taylor at the Falmouth Princess

NEWS Charlie G Farewell Mash Up

Cornwall’s cheeky promoter/record label owner and internationally renowned DJ Charlie G is moving to the bright lights of London, and as a result is holding a farewell mash up at The Office in Truro on 28 Aug. This is the final Audio:Pressure party that he’ll be involved in, which will include sets from Blame and Hospital Record’s Logistics, as well as local heroes Klimax, Benny C, Premise, MC Crisis, and a special first ever (and last ever) drum and bass set from Charlie G himself.

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The Blue Mile

Plymouth has been selected as the venue for an exciting new event that aims to get people actively involved with our natural environment, providing them with an experience that encourages them to take steps to care for the health of our planet. Set up by The BLUE Project, The BLUE Mile event will take place on the Hoe in Plymouth in July 2010 and is described as a race for our environment – thousands of top athletes and other participants will descend on the Hoe to do their own BLUE Mile – either on, in or next to the water – in any way that doesn’t use power or damage the environment – for example sailing, paddle boarding, bmxing or skating. The BLUE Mile was launched last month in Plymouth when a host of top BLUE athletes gathered at the Mayflower Steps on the Barbican, including top surfer Ben Skinner (who we interviewed in June), Samantha Davies, one of the world’s top female sailors, Sara Campbell, the record breaking free diver, and Beijing Olympic medallist windsurfer Bryony Shaw. The event will also see Plymouth’s Hoe transformed with the creation of the city’s first natural sand beach to host a series of beach games, a BLUE village which will include impressive learning and activity zones, and a whole host of awesome stuff (including live music and lots more). Keep your eyes peeled for more news from us as this massive environmentally focused event unfolds over the next year…

Charity Gig At Junction

The Junction in Plymouth will play host to a charity gig on 30 August where a host of local talent will be performing to raise money for PATH, an independent homelessness charity that was initially set up in the 1990s to help deal with the increase in homelessness in the city. ( Bands performing include rockers Kernuyck, Dedhed, Minor Triumph, Icaruss and Fatty Chan. Get down to The Junction at the end of Mutley Plain, hear some awesome local bands and raise money for a worthwhile charity! Ask in The Junction for more details.

Youth internet TV station, Chew TV is looking for young people to become members of it’s Content Crew. The team of keen 14-25 year old media enthusiasts is based all over the UK and is currently being trained to help manage Chew TV, the UK’s first Web TV Channel run by young people, for young people. As well as being provided a route into this hardto-access industry, the Content Crew have been busy working the festival circuit and recently returned from the Relentless NASS festival. There, a few of the Crew got to film and interview the stars, whilst generally having an awesome time at the famous three day gig, which played host to top acts such as CKY, N.E.R.D, Tinchy Stryder, Chipmunk, The Scratch Perverts and Jaguar Skillz. They were also right in the mix of all the world-class extreme sports demonstrations that were going on, luckily without breaking any cameras or bones! NASS’s big brother festival, the Relentless Boardmasters is around the corner and the Content Crew is once again all over it!. If you fancy filming festivals with Chew TV, please email for more information. Also, keep an eye out on for the festival videos.


Pavilion on 5 Oct, Email news to: the Dub Pistols at Falmouth Princess Pavilion on 10 Oct, Newton Faulkner at Hall For Cornwall in Truro on 26 Oct, Scott Matthews at Falmouth Princess Pavilion on 6 Nov, and Gallows at the same venue on 9 Dec. Sunday’s are about to get wild at BERTIES, Newquay with the DIRTY SANCHEZ live show storming into town every Sunday during August. The duo from the Welsh valley’s who rose to fame for the MTV generation after the success of Jack Ass, showed the Yanks when it comes to crazy we do it best. The Dirty Sanchez boys are Matthew Pritchard and Lee Dainton and these guys love to suffer! They perform various daring, crude, ridiculous stunts and pranks to shock and amaze... see more online at dirty-sanchez. Advance tickets are available online at www. ANIMAL BIG SCREEN returns to Northernhay Gardens. Exeter from Wed 12 – Sat 15 Aug to launch the 2009 ‘Big Screen in the Park’; Exeter’s very own annual large screen open air summer cinema extravaganza in Northernhay Gardens. This year’s programme for BIG SCREEN IN THE PARK is more varied than ever and includes cinema classics to be, such as Mama Mia (15 Aug), Star Trek (14 Aug) and Wall-E (13 Aug), plus the already award-winning new film Waveriders (Wed 12 Aug) which tells the previously untold story of the unlikely Irish roots of the worldwide surfing phenomenon. Gates open at 7.30pm, films start at 9pm, £1 entry. Bring a picnic, but no alcohol is allowed. For more info, please phone Exeter Phoenix’ Box Office on 01392 667 080 or visit www.exeterphoenix.

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NEWS Rambunctious Social Club

Teenage Rampage Tour

The search for the UK’s best young musicians hits the South West throughout August with live heats in Falmouth, Plymouth, Okehampton and Swindon as The Teenage Rampage Tour 2009 hunts for the best musical talent the region has to offer. Run by Bristol Music Foundation and in partnership with Colston Hall and Youth Music the summer tour will see the finest teenage bands and solo artists from the area competing head to head at the regions top music venues and in front of local audiences and music industry figureheads including Conal Dodds, Oasis’ promoter, and Chris Morrison, Blur’s manager. Industry professionals will decide on the best four acts from each regional heat to play at the final on 19 September, where the bands will have the incredible opportunity to perform alongside a national headline act on the same stage once graced by the likes of The Rolling Stones, U2 and The Beatles – at Bristol’s largest venue, the newly developed Colston Hall. As well as the opportunity to play at the final event the Teenage Rampage Tour is also offering selected South West teens a chance to win studio time to lay down a track, have their songs feature on the official “Teenage Rampage Tour 2009” compilation CD and have the chance to be assigned an industry mentor and team built around their act. As well as amazing prizes for the winners the Teenage Rampage Tour is also giving young people the chance to meet music industry experts and learn about the great variety of careers available throughout their “Industry Insight sessions” held at regional heats. The sessions are run by experienced industry professionals, are completely free to attend and are a must for any young person interested in a career in music. Speaking about the tour Tim Wright, Project Coordinator at Bristol Music Foundation, said, “The Teenage Rampage Tour is a fantastic opportunity for young musicians in the region to be recognised and gain valuable experience through both playing live on stage and being critiqued by leading professionals to each of the Industry Insights sessions. We really hope everyone will get behind their favourite local acts at each venue and help them to reach the Colston Hall final.” The tour hits Okehampton’s Simmons Park on 8 Aug, Falmouth’s Princess Pavilion on 13 Aug (where The Holloways will be headlining), Swindon’s Furnace on 14 Aug and Plymouth’s White Rabbit on 15 August before the Finale in Bristol in September. Full times and details of all Teenage Rampage gigs, venues, tickets Industry Insight sessions, and more can be found at bristolmusicfoundation. com/teenagerampage.

An unusual new clubnight has started at The Quay Club on the Barbican in Plymouth. Inspired by the lack of “grown up,” unique nights in the city, Rambunctious Social Club is an interactive clubnight – organisers are actively encouraging clubbers to bring their ideas to the table. Hosted by DJ Griff (Jelly Jazz) and Lee Hodges, the music will mainly be swing, ska, rhythm and blues, salsa, afrobeat, cumbia and gypsy beats, but the club will also function as an exhibition space, theatre, and playground for all you creative types who fancy showcasing some of your talents. So if you’re a performance poet, or a budding photographer, or you’ve even got a strange talent that you’ve never shared, bring it along to Rambunctious Social Club for a nightclub experience with a difference. Search facebook for their group to get more info on how to get involved. Rambunctious Social Club will take place weekly on Sunday nights from 7.30pm – 11.30pm. Entry is free before 8.30pm, and after is £3/£2 members/NUS.

Rockable Rogue!

On 21 Aug at Rogue Nightclub on The Strand in Bude, Rockable presents The Moonlight Session, a night of acoustic excellence, featuring Jack Bessant and Gary Stringer (from Them Is Me/Reef), an acoustic set from The Sum Of, performance from Hanika and a set from the Rockable resident DJ So So. Doors 8.30pm – 3am, entry £5 on the door.

NEWS The Office

Ocean Daze

A brand new festival is set to take place in Sennen, Cornwall from 4 – 6 Sept. The Ocean Daze surf and music festival will see some of the region’s coolest bands, DJs and musicians performing alongside some well known chart toppers, as well as a surf competition on 5 Sept at Sennen Cove. Some of the UK’s best surfers will take part in the comp, which is sponsored by the National Trust. FHM High Street Honey (and local lass) Charlotte Thomson will also be there to present an award. Acts scheduled to perform include Sir Vinyl Of The Fattest, Hong Kong Ping Pong, Steph Newton, The Eyelids, Auction For The Promise Club, The Drum Summit Project and many more. There will be a campsite, food and drink stalls and a variety of other entertainment at the festival. Cornish based international disaster relief charity Shelterbox are the festival’s chosen charity, and they’ll be at the event too. Tickets are strictly limited to just 500, and if you purchase your ticket before 14 Aug, you can get it for the early bird price of £35, after that, tickets are £40 and can be purchased from

The Office nightclub in Truro are set to host two major competitions promoting Cornish homegrown musical talent. The EMI Wanna Be A Rock Star Competition takes place over three weeks and will see 18 bands go head to head over three weeks to fight it out for a place in the final on 27 Aug and the chance to win £500 and studio time to record their demo at the prestigious EMI studios in London. Get down to The Office on 6, 13, 20 and 27 Aug for each heat of the competition. Continuing their support of local stars, The Office Urban night, sponsored by Gravis, Attla Snowboards and Bacardi, will see 30 of the county’s best DJs welcomed into The Office to show off their skills on the decks on 21 Aug. Run by DJ Dilly and hosted by MC Benny C, the night will also feature an awesome graffiti battle between The Soup Gallery’s Soup and Haacht. First prize in the DJ comp will be £250 and more Gravis and Attla goodies than you can shake a stick at. For more details on any events and entry forms for the battle of the DJ’s check out

Falmouth Week

During Falmouth Week the fun doesn’t end when the sun sets! After a day of fun on the water, Event Square will be the place to be as themed evenings from a Westcountry inspired Cider and Hog Roast party to the tropical delights of Caribbean night. The week starts with the Hog Roast party on 9 Aug, where The Wurzels will perform their hits like Combine Harvester. The next night harks back to the golden age of music with Falmouth’s Got Soul – sounds from the 60s to the 80s will get you in the mood to groove with 6 piece music sensations Soul Survivors performing on 10 Aug. Casino and Acoustic night is on 11 Aug with a mix of local singer songwriters including Ruarri Joseph, Ben Howard, Joe Francis and more (invitation only event). 12 Aug sees more live acts take to the stage including rockers 3 Minute Warning and funk band Small Wonder. Get your flares out for 13 Aug as it’s 70s Fancy Dress night with disco anthems performed by Neon Luv Chicken, and it’s 80s vs 90s on 14 Aug with performances from 80s pop sensation Rozalla and 90s cheeky boys D:ream! And the heat is on for the finale event, Caribbean Night on 15 Aug – reggae star Natty Wailer and The Reggae Vibes will be performing alongside Falmouth’s very own Back Beat Soundsystem, fresh from playing Boardmasters festival in Newquay. Tickets for each night are available from and the Atlantic FM box office on Events Square. For more info: 275533

GIG ON THE GREEN returns to Truro this summer from 2 – 5 Aug as part of the Kernow Live event. Gig on the Green takes place at Boscawen Park on Malpas Road and the line up includes a host of local talent including Auction For The Promise Club, My Elvis Blackout, Three Minute Warning, Joe Francis and the Ammunition and many more. There’s loads more going on from sports to arts, activities to workshops and the Kernow Live Big Top arena. See for more info. Tickets are selling quickly for the very first FALMOUTH SOUND live music event. With headliners The Wombats and The Wailers, Falmouth Sound is bringing some amazing acts down to Event Square for what promises to be an exciting end to the month. Get your tickets for Falmouth Sound, which takes place from 29 – 30 Aug, from SUMMIT FESTIVAL takes place at Kit Hill in Callington on 22 August, with performances from the likes of Willie and the Bandits and DJ Hazard, as well as a live synth show from Herman The Other One and drum and bass from Maxxi P amongst many others. There will also be a licensed bar, food stalls and space for camping/car parking. Tickets are £25 (£15 for a separate day pass/night pass). See for more line up info and tickets. Don’t miss IVYLIVE music festival which takes over Filham Park in Ivybridge from 11 – 13 Sept. The line up is filled with top acts including The Days, Two Spot Gobi, Ella Edmonson and Cosmo Jarvis. Ivylive will also have space for camping, bars, food outlets, bouncy castles, a trade village, a funfair, a magazine | 15

NEWS Greenaway Pro

Another Chance To Win A Watercooled Surf Board

In last month’s magazine we teamed up with Watercooled to give away a surfboard – and the competition was so popular the generous peeps at Watercooled have decided to give away more prizes this month including a 7’4” Surflite Freerider board worth over £400. Watercooled were established back in 1975 in Torquay, Australia, by shaping legend, Kym Thompson. Over the years, Watercooled have pushed surf technology boundaries whilst constantly evolving their boards in terms of shape and design. Today, the boards are at the forefront of surf technology, using the latest materials and shaping techniques providing the user with ultimate levels of performance. The 2010 range will be distributed world wide, hitting the market later this year in the southern hemisphere and early next year throughout the rest of the world. Based around three cutting-edge construction types, the 2010 series offers computer shaped, hand crafted E*Lite boards, super strong and incredibly light Surflite boards and the more traditional Custom PU range. The 2010 range also offers up a Watercooled Ladies series in Custom PU and Surflite constructions with graphics and board sizes tailored to the female rider. Additionally, 2010 will see the release of a Watercooled Surflite Stand up Paddleboard with two more models in the pipeline. The entire range can be viewed online at To be in with a chance of winning, send an email to with WATERCOOLED 2 in the subject line and include a photograph of you at your favourite South West UK surf break with a short paragraph explaining why it’s the best break around. First place winner will receive a 7’4” Freerider board, second place will win a Watercooled deckpad and third place will get a Watercooled t-shirt The first place winner will be required to collect their prize from the 247 office in Plymouth. Three winners will be selected by the Watercooled team from all entrants.

A brand new surf contest is set to take place in memory of lifeguard and surfer Tom Greenaway, whose untimely passing has had a profound effect on the South West surf scene. The Greenaway Pro is set to take place on 4 – 5 Sept at Porthmeor in St Ives and will raise funds for Greenpeace, Water Aid and the RNLI. With over £1500 of prize money and over £2,500 worth of prizes up for grabs, this contest will feature many UK surfers, many of whom were close friends with Tom. Support for the event comes from brands like Skinners, Relentless and Globe, as well as us at 247 Mag. There will be open, junior, womens and bodyboard categories, and an integral no pro, with a surfboard from Down The Line going to the non sponsored surfer who progesses the furthest in the contest. The event will be rounded off with a concert at the Guild Hall in St Ives on 5 Sept with performances from The Strays (a new collaboration between filmmaker Mickey Smith and members of Cornish band Haven), Ex Lovers, Carter Brown and the Richard Thomas Band. Entry is £8 and tickets are available from Down The Line in Hayle and St Ives Academy. All proceeds go to charity. Ticket price includes free entry to an afterparty at the Isobar Is Dead in St Ives with Dante Gabriel, Hong Kong Ping Pong and Timbo Symons on the decks. For more info or to enter the comp go to or myspace. com/greenawaypro

Hindsight Ibiza Closing Party Tour

See the summer out with a bang by joining the Hindsight crew on their ‘Ibiza closing parties tour from 19 – 26 Sept. After the huge success of their last trip to the white isle back in June, South West hard dance heads Hindsight will be heading back out to Ibiza for another full on week of partying at some of the world’s greatest clubs! Catch Hindsight DJs Nick The Kid, Orpheus, Mike Steventon, Andrew Bayley, Marcio, Rennz & Menace and more playing at various venues throughout the week as well as an exclusive hard dance boat party and Hindsight event at a secret location. From Cream at Amnesia, Tiesto at Privilege and Judgement Sundays at Eden, these are some of the biggest parties of the summer. Prices start at £199+flight – the price includes entry into at least four free events during the week, discounted food and drink at selected venues, and a Hindsight t-shirt, CD and car sticker. To book, email and for more info see

charity auction and loads more. Ticket prices are as follows: Adult Saturday tickets: £15, Youth Saturday tickets (13 – 17): £10, Adult weekend camping: £27, Youth weekend camping: £20, Family weekend camping: £80. Go tao to find out more and to get your tickets. Spacex art gallery in Exeter are holding an OPEN FILM SCREENING night on 3 Sept, offering the opportunity for you to present your film alongside other artistfilmmakers to a public audience. If you would like to have your short film screened at Spacex as part of this event please submit a copy of the film to a member of gallery staff or send in by post by 21 Aug. Film excerpts should be no longer than 10 minutes. For more details please contact the gallery on 01392 431 786 or email The LOVE RIOT crew take over the One Eyed Cat in Truro on 1 Aug for a night of partying as Love Riot resident Ry Spenceley takes to the decks alongside an appearance by special guest Boy-8-Bit. This is part of the special Love Riot tour, which hits Truro, St Ives and Praa Sands. See for more info. On 12 Aug, Exeter Phoenix in association with Animal surf wear are launching the 2009 BIG SCREEN IN THE PARK – Exeter’s very own large screen open air summer cinema in Northernhay Gardens. One lucky cinema goer will also get the chance to WIN £200 WORTH OF ANIMAL CLOTHING in an exciting competition. Entry forms for the free prize draw will be available from the Exeter Animal store (Guildhall Shopping Centre) from 1st August, or at each of the Animal Big Screen In The Park screenings until the closing date of 15 Aug. magazine | 17

Mud, sweat, music, blisters and beers…and lots of fields filled with happy people partying – that’s what festival season is about. As summer 09 draws triumphantly to a close, we bring you the last instalment of The F Word. But fear not, dear festival lover, there’s still plenty more to enjoy… YOUR OFFICIAL GUIDE TO SUMMER FESTIVAL MADNESS

WHO: Orbital, Basement Jaxx, David Byrne, Spiritualized, Noel Fielding, Norman Jay, DJ Derek, Mr Scruff, Quantic and His Combo Barbaro, Fink, Alice Russell, Aldo Vanucci, DJ Format and lots more… How muCH: Adult £145, JSA/NUS £110, Adult WHERE Sunday ticket £70, Teens : Eastnor Ca stle Deer Pa £60 (13 – 17yrs), Kids £4 Eastnor, He rk, refordshire (12 and under) WHEN: WHY: Because it does 6 – 9 August exactly what it says on the tin – it’s big and it’s chilled. A whole load of amazing artists descend on the beautiful site for three days of chilled out grooves, electronica, jazz, hip hop, world music, funk and soul along with some awesome comedy and arts. Be prepared for a bit of a walk from the camp site to the festival site though – it’s a bit hilly. This year, dress up as a zombie and stumble around for I Spit On Your Rave – you could be an extra in the world’s biggest mass participation zombie movie, with Noel Fielding playing King of the Zombies. WEB:

WHO: Rico Tubbs, Noah and the Whale, The Whip, Jack Beats, Utah Saints, Filthy Dukes, Tom Middleton, Speech Debelle, Finley Quaye, Kid Fiesta, WHE Mankala and many more. Cheps RE: How muCH: £75, Kids tow weekend £25 (5 – 15 yrs), under 5s WHE Racecourse go free, Adult day £30, Kid day £15 14 – 16 N: Augus WHY: Camp t in a gypsy caravan, listen to amazing music across six music arenas, enjoy food from ethical local caterers, chill out with an Indian head massage, watch graff writers creating art and generally enjoy the atmosphere at another of the UK’s best boutique festivals. WEB:

WHO: The Streets, Cypress Hill,


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Calvin Harris, The King Blues, CKY, Super Furry Animals, Roots Manuva, Kissy Sell Out, Pendulum, Freeland, Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip, Filthy Dukes, Brakes, Ghost of a Thousand, My Elvis Blackout, Backbeat Soundsystem, and loads more.


Watergate weekend ticket £54.99, Watergate day ticket £29.99, Weekend VIP £165, Day VIP £90, Beach Sessions tickets £14.50 WHY: The Relentless Boardmasters in association with Vans takes over Newquay for five days of live music, surf, skate, bmx, fmx and partying. With the big music festival held at Watergate Bay on the Friday and Saturday, and the Beach Sessions being held at Fistral Beach on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, there’s a wide range of top artists to enjoy. You also get the chance to watch the Men’s Pro 5star World Qualifying Series surf comp (that means some of the worlds best surfers will be hanging out around Newquay…) WEB:

WHO: : The Beat,

Steve Knightley, The Baghdaddies, The Travelling Band, Ella Edmondson, King Size Five, Mankala, Ash Grunwald, The Anomalies, Yes Sir Boss and many more. hOW MUCH: Adult £80, NUS £65, Child £25, Family deals from £115 WHY: Croissant Neuf started life as a skiffle band in East Anglia, and progressed to organising cabaret and music sessions, a travelling environmental education centre, and festivals over the last two decades. A festival with a strong green ethos, you’ll find solar panels rather than diesel generators powering the site. From ska to swing, there’s music to suit all tastes along with all the usual Croissant Neuf delights. WEB:

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WHERE: Usk, Monmou thshir WHEN: 14 e, Wales 16 August

WHO: : A range of music,

dance and performance will take place. HOW MUCH: Adult £75, Child £25 WHERE: n, Bruto WHY: This new camp from the Lilcombe Farm, Somerset people behind the Sunrise festival is a deep exploration of community living, WHEN:20 – 23 August creativity and consciousness, with hands-on activities, talks, workshops, performance, music, art and celebration. Family focused, and completely eco-powered, Off Grid aims to help festival goers gain knowledge about how they can increase energy efficiency, whilst marvelling at earth’s mysteries in an atmosphere of love, celebration and joy (and relaxing in an eco friendly hot tub!). WEB:

WHO: The Bays, The Bees and The Egg

have been announced - the line up is mostly kept secret but ranges from funk and soul to dubstep and electro across four arenas. HOW MUCH: Adult £99, Teen £59 (15 – 17yrs), Child £25 E: WHERns (5-14yrs) hire Northampto WHY: Described as a warm, WHEN:st diverse and lively festival, 27 – 30 Augu Shambala is also well known for it’s unexpected surprises. Held in a secret location (the location is revealed when you buy your tickets…), Shambala’s now in its tenth year, and last year it was named as the UK’s most sustainable festival. From the delights of the sophisticated Bedouin Cocktail Lounge to the geeks brewing up drinks in the Kamikaze Laboratory, and the Carribean vibes in the Roots Yard, there’s loads of amazing stuff to discover. Also, this year, Shambala has teamed up with Sustrans to offer free guided cycle rides to the festival from five cities to encourage festival goers to leave their cars at home. WEB:

WHO: Fleet Foxes, Explosions In The Sky, The Hold Steady, The Horrors, Okkervil River, WHERE: The Boy Least Likely To, The Larmer Tree Gardens, Dorset Mummers, Mumford & Sons, and WHEN: many more. 11 – 13 September HOW MUCH: Adult weekend £115, Youth weekend £115 (13 – 16 yrs) WHY: A friendly and relaxed festival with an intimate feel, End Of The Road takes place in the beautiful setting of Larmer Tree Gardens. With a wide range of local artists taking part alongside a top notch line up, this festy also has comedy, cinema, an enchanted forest, a healing field, real ales, organic food and lots more… WEB:

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WHO: The Doves, Biffy Clyro, The Cribs, White Lies, British Sea Power, Natty, The Boxer Rebellion, Doll & The Kicks, Sky Larkin, Flood of Red, Lyrebirds, Ben Howard, The Perils, White Belt Yellow Tag and more… How muCH: Adult weekend £65 (VIP £95), NUS/YOUTH weekend £60 (VIP £85), Family weekend £195 (VIP £290). Adult day from £15, NUS/youth day from £14. WHY: White Air has been going for 12 years now, but for the first time ever, Brighton plays host this huge extreme sport and music festival – Brighton Beach will be the venue for sets from the likes of Doves and Biffy Clyro, whilst the Extreme Sports village has everything from martial arts to stand up paddle boarding to World High Diving displays. WEB:

WHO: Yeah Yeah Yeahs,

WHO: The

Hitchcock Rules, Portico Quartet, JamTheChannel, Beatz and Bobz, Rinseout, Freerange, The Quails, The Dharma Bums, And So I Watch You From Afar, WHERE: Sh .The Breaks Collective, Elite obrook Park Force, Break, Roland The Estate, Cred Bastard, Skitz and Hijack WHEN: 28 –iton, Devon 30 August and many more. hOW MUCH: £45 (includes camping and parking from 28 – 31 Aug) under 12s go free. WHY: Take a selection of the best local bands and DJs combined with hot indie talent from across the UK, add some sci fi themed fancy dress, film, poetry, comedy, art workshops, gorgeous food, market stalls, glitter paddling pool wrestling and you have one of the best boutique festivals in the UK. Now in it’s fourth year, Aeon is a brilliant way to round off the festival season. WEB:

Modest Mouse, The Breeders, Explosions In The Sky, Battles, Stephen WHERE: Bu Malkmus And The Jicks, tlin WHEN:11 – s, Minehead Dirty Three, Tortoise, 13 December Shellac, Mudhoney, J Mascis And The Fog, The For Carnation, Papa M, Sunn O))), Deerhoof, The Drones, Sleepy Sun, Bardo Pond, Fuck Buttons, Apse, Alexander Tucker & Decomposed Orchestra. hOW MUCH: Room only accomm £160, Self catering £170 WHY: The concept of ATP is that a single band chooses the line up for each festival – but this December, to celebrate their tenth year, they’re bringing together a whole load of their favourite artists, past festival curators and ATP recording artists. Taking place at Butlins resort in Minehead, you rent a room rather than stay in a tent (yeah, the idea of camping in December had us shivering too) so you get all the benefits of a resort (sandy beach, Splash Water World, ten pin bowling, amusement arcade, real toilets, restaurants and so on) with an amazing festival line up. There is another ATP festival on 4 – 6 Dec at the same site curated by My Bloody Valentine and there is some limited accommodation available for those who want to stay on site between the two festivals so you can stay for a whole nine days! WEB: magazine | 19

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The Wombats bounded gleefully onto the music scene three years ago, with their bouncy, joy filled tunes of nightclub shenanigans and girl troubles. The three-strong band hails from Liverpool and comprises native Liverpudlians Matt “Murph” Murphy on guitar, vocals and songwriting duties, multi talented drummer/singer Dan Haggis and Norwegian Tord Øverland-Knudsen on bass and vocals. The trio met whilst studying at Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA) in 2003, and have gone from touring around courting the attention of A&R men to playing festivals and gigs all over the world (and they’ve even appeared on Neighbours). Their debut album, ‘A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation’, reached number 11 in the UK album chart when it was released back in October 2007, and spawned radio friendly dancefloor fillers like ‘Lets Dance To Joy Division’ and ‘Backfire At The Disco’. They’re currently working on their second album, and putting a lot of effort into not growing up. We chatted to a slightly hungover Murph, at home in London, ahead of their headline slot at the very first Falmouth Sound event, due to take place in Falmouth at the end of this month.

leave all that stuff behind…” He adds, “I don’t want to do a grown up second album – even though the lyrics are slightly darker it’s not going to sound overly grown up when we all start screaming and shouting down the microphone. I don’t like it when bands bring out a second album and they’re all serious. I’ve already got an idea for one of the songs that I want to do, with us all being horrendous vampires with blood dripping down our necks…”

“Studying at LIPA was a bit like being in Fame,” drawls Murph, in his soft Liverpudlian accent. “It was a weird place. I literally saw people doing cartwheels down the corridors.” He pauses for a moment. “I never really settled in. I went there because it had a cool reputation, and I could spend my time being creative. I didn’t make many friends, apart from Dan and Tord.” He goes on to explain, “You feel wrapped up when you’re [studying] there. There’s quite a lot of pretense and a lot of students feel like they’ve made it already. And when they leave, and the job in Burger King arises, that can be a pretty dark moment.”

It’s times like these, after the initial hype has died down and before that difficult second album is released, that test a band’s capability to come up with the goods. “We’re halfway through writing the second album, and for the first few songs, I was like, oh God…” admits Murph. “You feel the pressure because of how well the first album did and the success we had. But now that I’m halfway through writing it, the pressure has kind of disappeared and I’m all excited again. So at the moment, we’ve just got to concentrate on making a better album than our first one. And we’ll give it a damn good effort. At the moment, I’m not really thinking about anything else.”

Since releasing their first record in 2006, the band have seen a good deal of success and have travelled the world – have they lived the rock and roll dream, we ask? “Touring can be tough,” says Murph. “You get a bit low, and you get cabin fever… We love the job but it actually can be quite a dull lifestyle, apart from the real highlights like being on stage, or going to awards… The rest of it is just not rock and roll at all.” So does the pressure of being in the music industry ever get too much? “Occasionally, yeah,” he says. “We played on stage at the MTV Europe Awards, and the amount of people and all the TV cameras being shoved in your face was a bit much… I was exceptionally nervous before we went on, and I’m never really nervous. You can kind of feel the pressure mounting,” he explains, “but if you ignore it, it just kind of goes away. We don’t usually worry about getting it right on stage,” he laughs. “Our performances are always different.”

“there are only so many songs you can sing about being slapped in a disco, so we had to kind of leave all that stuff behind...” Luckily, there don’t seem to be any of those moments on the horizon for The Wombats. When they started out, they were happy go lucky, maybe even a bit silly. It worked like a charm and dancefloors went crazy for their indie pop madness. Murph tells us, “I think that stage of the band died a death pretty early, but we still maintain that same attitude. We’re really passionate about the music, but we’re carefree…” With their new album in the process of being written, it’s only natural that fans and the music press will be waiting to see just how (and indeed, if) The Wombats have matured. When asked what their new material is like, Murph explains, “Everything sounds a bit heavier, and more synthy. It’s still got elements of joy that the first record had. I guess the lyrics are a bit darker – I had to really think about what I wanted to write about, because there are only so many songs you can sing about being slapped in a disco, so we had to kind of

But what’s in store for the future? Rumours that Murph and Tord will be touring with Panic At The Disco this summer are completely untrue, he exclaims; “That’s on our Wikipedia page but it’s not true. Imagine if we did do that! I don’t think that would be very good for our career. But then again Wikipedia said that Tord was going out with Michelle McManus. It’s not always a reliable source of information...” The Wombats headline Falmouth Sound on 29 August at Events Square, Discovery Quay, Falmouth. They’re joined by The Boxer Rebellion, Fink, Foy Vance and Melo Park. On 30 August there will be performances from The Wailers, The Neville Staple Band, Gabbidon and Pete King. For more information and ticket details, go to or call 0844 209 2020.

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The 5 Star Pro Men’s World Qualifying Series (WQS) event is the highlight and main focus of the Relentless Boardmasters festival. The contest, which kicks off on the Tuesday (4 Aug) will feature some of the world’s best surfers, battling their way through gruelling heats in hopes of reaching the final and claiming top whack of the £120,000 prize purse. Last year top prize was taken by the 18 year old Brazilian sensation Wiggoly Dantas, his first ASP WQS title in the four to six foot waves at Fistral Beach in an all Brazilian final. This year, he’s back to defend his title against the likes of Aussie Nathan Webster, Nathan ‘The Hog’ Hedge, Hawaiian John John Florence, the UK’s Russell Winter, Reubyn Ash, Oli Adams, Sam Lamiroy and many more world class surfers…

The Vans Summer Sessions have been running at Boardmasters for five years now. 2009 will see the most complete Summer Sessions to date including the Vert skate and street skate events and a new mini ramp bmx event. Wooden Waves skate park at Trenance Leisure Park will once again host the Vans Street skate comp on 6 Aug. This is always a tight contest and the turnout is always overwhelming. UK skate titans Chris Oliver and Ben Grove were knocked off the top spot last year by Josh Young who walked away with first prize.

AERIAL ASSAULT The contest has been inspired by the Relentless TowTeam, consisting of five Relentless surfers (Dan Joel, Ben Grenata, Ben Skinner, Tom Lowe and Fergal Smith) who are revolutionising British surfing by seeking out big wave surf spots across the UK and tucking into waves in excess of over 30ft! Don’t expect to see any big wave surfing at Fistral but you will see the discipline of tow-surfing demonstrated, just with a twist! The event will use jet skis to tow surfers into waves at speeds normally unobtainable, allowing them to perform the most radical and jaw dropping moves like flips, spins and giant turns. 22 |


The mini ramp bmx competition down at Fistral will run from 7 – 8 Aug and will have a huge £3000 prize up for grabs. Some of the most talented BMXers will be riding for this prize, including Vans tea m riders Phil Aller and current Dew Tour competitor Mark Webb. The Vans Summer Sessions Vert skate event takes place from 7 – 9 Aug and invites vert skaters from around the World to Fistral beach to compete for £15,000 and the Summer Sessions title. Previous winners include Australian Renton Millar, Swedish air man Jocke Olsson and three times champion Terence Bougdour of France. All three riders are confirmed for 2009 however they’re joined by US heavyweights and Vans team riders Neal Hendrix and Alex Perelson.

MUSIC There are around 45 acts performing at this year’s Boardmasters, both international and local. From the Beach Sessions down at Fistral to the various arenas at the Watergate Bay site, we couldn’t squeeze all of them in so here’s a selection of some of the exciting musical performers that you should definitely try to catch…*




Cancer Bats and F**ked Up will play a loud, sweaty gig at On The Rocks in Newquay on the Tuesday before Boardmasters kicks off – don’t miss your chance to see these two acts in an intimate venue (and start the festival as you mean to go on!). Tickets are £7 from

...of talented musicians will perform, from My Elvis Blackout to Hedluv. Local acts to check out include Plymouth’s Cosmo Jarvis (Main Stage), indie rockers Astro Firs (Jagermeister Stage), the electro pop infused Patrick James Pearson (Jagermeister Stage) and punk rockers Crazy Arm (Vans Stage). Weekend Watergate Bay tickets are £54.99 (£65otd) and a one day Watergate Bay ticket is £29.99 (£40otd) from

WEDNESDAY The first Beach Sessions of Boardmasters 09 boast The Blackout as headliners as they head up a bill crammed with hard rock and punk. Hailing from South Wales, they formed in 2003 and with six of them on stage its sure to be an intense show. They’re joined by Sweden’s We Are The Ocean, who are relentlessly gigging around the UK festival circuit. Local support comes from Truro’s Downtown Riots who are described as melodic punk rockers, with a female vocalist and bags of energy. Everything Burns will also perform, toting their epic guitar riffs and anthemic tracks. Get your rock face on! Beach Sessions tickets are £14.50 (£17.50otd) from

THURSDAY Aussie singer songwriter Pete Murray headlines The Beach Sessions down on Fistral on the Thursday. His music consists of driving vocals, funky piano riffs and sing along melodies – perfect for sunset on the beach. There will also be a performance from Ben Howard, who grew up in Totnes, and has already tasted success, winning the Red Stripe Music Awards, touring with Xavier Rudd and Fink and working closely with surf brand Quiksilver. Catch more local talent in the shape of Max Tuohy, with his soulful, funky, acoustic tunes and awesome vocals. Beach Sessions tickets are £14.50 (£17.50otd) from

FRIDAY Head up to Watergate Bay on Friday and you’ll be spoilt for choice – the Watergate Bay site includes four stages: The Main Stage, which will play host to the likes of The Streets, Calvin Harris, Roots Manuva, Ash Grunwald and The King Blues; The Relentless Stage, which will see performances from Kissy Sell Out and a live set from Freeland; the Vans stage, where Brakes, Xcerts, Dinosaur Pile up and more will be rocking out, and the Jagermeister Unsigned stage, where a host... * Please note, these events are all ticketed and some age restrictions apply.

SATURDAY They’ve sold over 18 million records world wide since the late 80s, but now the mighty Cypress Hill will take over the Main Stage on Saturday for a showcase of classic, unmissable hip hop. Fellow headliners Noisettes have had to pull out of the festival due to commitments in the US, but they’re replaced by a DJ set from Pendulum with MC Jakes on the Relentless Stage. From Super Furry Animals, Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip and Dreadzone (all on the Main Stage) to London synthpop outfit Filthy Dukes (Relentless Stage), Brightonian rock five-piece The Ghost of a Thousand (Vans Stage) and thumping alt rockers Pulled Apart By Horses (Vans Stage) the Saturday line up will definitely keep you entertained. As for home grown music, the Saturday line up has a plethora of amazing acts, from Cornwall’s wonderfully eccentric and talented Rosie & The Goldbug (Relentless Stage), to the stomping, bass fuelled reggae vibes of Backbeat Soundsystem (Main Stage and Jagermeister Stage). Weekend Watergate Bay tickets are £54.99 (£65otd) and a one day Watergate Bay ticket is £29.99 (£40otd) from

SUNDAY On Sunday it’s back to Fistral as the final Beach Session takes place to round off a packed week. Sydney three piece Sneaky Sound System take the headline slot, with their sizzling electropop tunes and dancefloor friendly party tracks – this isn’t a wind down, this is going to be a big party! Get your funk on with the South West’s very own Jelly Jazz as they bring their tried and tested mix of soul, hip hop, latin jazz, breaks and beats to the floor – don’t miss it! Beach Sessions tickets are £14.50 (£17.50otd) from The official closing party for Boardmasters 09 will then take place at Sailors on Fore Street in Newquay with sets from Krafty Kuts, A Skillz, Toshio Ueki and Charlie G closing Boardmasters with a bang! Entry is £7 with a Closing Party Flyer. There’s loads more going on that we just can’t fit in – go to the website to find out more. If you missed this year’s Boardmasters, make sure you don’t miss out next year – check the website for more details. magazine | 23

After 10yrs of promoting the Devon based hard dance and old skool night, Hindsight, along with Djing and producing music, Nick the Kid hit national fame earlier this year when he scooped the Regional Hero award at the National Hard Dance awards. Nigel Muntz caught up with him to find out what Hindsight is all about. How did you feel winning the regional hero award at the national Hard Dance awards earlier this year? I was absolutely thrilled. I had no idea I was going to get the award, anyone who tuned in to Radio 1 and heard my interview would’ve realised this. It was an amazing night and I was very pleased to see fellow Westcountryman Kidd Kaoss pick up best newcomer. It was also great seeing my remix of Skysurfer – Colors make it onto the associated Euphoria/ Ministry Of Sound album. What makes a Hindsight party better than all the rest? Recently we have been booking more diverse line-ups to reflect what’s going on around the rest of the country (and abroad). Our partnership with Bohemia Nightclub, Torquay has really taken our events to the next level as it’s got the space and later opening hours to experiment a lot more, not only with DJs but with the production of our events. It’s an awesome venue! We have some massive things on the horizon including the 10th Birthday in November a joint event with HTID in December. Over the years, we’ve had some amazing times – the Summer Main Event at the Matford Centre, Exeter in 2001 really sticks out as being one the best events we’ve done, over 1000 people attended – BK and M-Zone took the roof off. Most of the early St George’s Hall events in Exeter were pretty special too.

awesome week. We ran events and deals at places like Itaca and Boho and I had the privilege of playing a main room slot at Judgement Sundays, Eden which was incredible. We are planning another trip on 19 – 26 Sept for the infamous closing parties week and have a busy schedule of club nights, boat parties and pool parties planned! If anyone fancies joining us they can get more info at Hindsight also runs a record label – tell us more. I put out a 12” in 2001 called Reminiscence EP but it wasn’t until a couple of years ago that I decided to have another go at it. It seemed a logical progression as my productions were improving and I wanted an outlet for my music (and others). The releases have been gaining great support across the UK and Europe with Tunnel, Euphoria, D Trance and Drizzly amongst others all licensing tracks for their compilations. The most successful release to date has been Enigma (Hindsight 003) – Kutski has played it on his Radio 1 and it’s been licenced to four compilations already. Support was really strong from the likes of Andrea Montorsi, Ed Real, Louk and Jon The Baptist, amongst others. Definitely my favourite of all my solo productions to date.

“I’m still massively into the scene and I think the enthusiasm I had when I started is very much still there, hopefully this comes across with the events I put on.”

Hindsight celebrates 10 years of parties this autumn, what do you think is the secret of your success? Probably stupidity! If I’d have gone to university instead I may actually own my own house and a flash car by now, instead I still live with my parents and my clapped out Fiesta needs servicing! Seriously though, I’m still massively into the scene and I think the enthusiasm I had when I started is very much still there! Hopefully this comes across with the events I put on. I’ve worked hard over the last 10 years and been committed to what I do, it hasn’t always been easy but if you put the graft in, things start to happen eventually. A bit of good old fashioned luck has helped too.

Isn’t it crazy to run a label in the current climate of free downloads and no-one paying for music? Well, I’m still releasing vinyl which some would say is even crazier in these times but for me it’s just about getting the music out there. There’s not much money to be gained from actual music sales these days but there is money in compilations, radio play and publishing. Having your own output has got its advantages as it brings you into contact with other artists, so its great for networking. What’s the next release? The next release will be a vinyl release for Hindsight 004 and will be an EP featuring two tracks: Darkness by me and local nutbag Louk, and another track by me and hard trance legend Jon The Baptist entitled ‘Worst Nightmare’ which has already received a Radio 1 play by Kutski and some really positive feedback. The release date will be around late August and is being distributed by Icon Distribution.

What’s the deal with your Hindsight Ibiza trips… why not just go to Newquay, which is otherwise known as a UK mini Ibiza?! The next Hindsight event is on Fri 7 August at Nothing wrong with Newquay, but surely the weather is one reason to get away?! Hindsight has just returned from a week Bohemia, Torquay with guests Kutski, Sy, Seduction and Mark EG. More info at in Ibiza alongside Ibizan Heat/Radical Escapes, it was an 24 |


Words: NME For the uneducated, the Streetwise name is one of the underground forces behind the breaks scene in Cornwall and further afield. From humble beginnings as a record shop in Cambridge some 12 years ago, the brand has moved on from the retail side of things and is now focused on event management, in-house music labels (Streetwise Presents and Ghetto Knowledge), DJing and general infusion in the music scene. With arena’s at this years South West showdown at the Eden Project, the National Adventure Sports Show and ongoing promotion of the Cornwall’s newest superclub, Pure, it’s been a busy year to date. In between touring with Howard Marks, partying with Dave Courtney at Jodie Marsh’s wedding, late night sessions with Krafty Kutz, and trashing hotel rooms with the likes of Terry Hooligan and Ken Mac, we got the inside line from Will, the Streetwise Music head honcho. So, what’s the South West connection? I’ve lived down in Newquay on and off for the last few years and now with a young daughter we decided the area would be a good place for her to grow up. Also I love the Cornish lifestyle, work hard all summer, chill out all winter. This fits well with me as an artist as I can work during the summer on events and spend the winter in the studio and touring the world DJing. Streetwise Music (aka SWM) gets around a lot, from radio shows, to festivals. How do you ensure all these elements compliment each other? It’s all about building brands and Streetwise is like my Virgin, we do a lot of things across the music scene but always keep true to our core values. It’s a dream for me really as its never really like work as I’m always doing something I love whether it be putting on events, producing music or DJing. They all play an important part in making me who I am. You specialise in breaks, how do you see the breakbeat scene in the South West developing over the next 12 months? It seems to go from strength to strength. Five years ago there really wasn’t a scene in Cornwall, now its as healthy as any other area in the country if not more. The next 12 months will hopefully see some of the South West producers get more recognition. The likes of AVE from the Freerange DJs and the Simian Sounds guys with their Chop Shop 45 are all making killer tracks that are getting national coverage. The South West is home to some of the breaks scene underground heroes (such as Ben and Lex, Fun Recordings, Biff etc)… Why is it such a good breeding ground? The South West in general makes a good breeding ground for musicians because of the lifestyle and the attitudes of the people down here. They are prepared to put in the hard graft to get what they want. Look at Ben &

Lex; they have been slogging away for years, they opened the main stage at Glade this year and that’s huge. Name your dream event – where would it be and who is playing? As we are dreaming it would have to be at The End in London for the venue (RIP). Line up: Krafty Kuts, A.Skills, Andy C, Lofty Longtigga, Nick Thayer, Rusko, Jaguar Skills, Me and Balboa in the main room and my Streetwise Fam in the bar – Chan, T & Deetox. As a sideline, you’re heading up promotions at Pure in Newquay. What can we expect over the next few months from the self billed “superclub”? We’ve got some mammoth line ups sorted for the summer and are truly trying to make Newquay into a clubbing destination once again. Pure also hosts the only 30k drum’n’bass room, with 90k Funktion 1 Soundsytem across the whole venue… What does the future hold for you this year? Pure is keeping me busy with the line ups and promotions on a daily basis. Then I’m off on tour in September to the USA with Richie Balboa, then we are back out to Beijing for NYE, followed by three weeks in Australia touring the East Coast. Then its all about studio time, I’ve got a couple of new bits on our in-house label that I’m finishing at the moment, due out at the end of the summer and a heap of remixes to do for some other labels. Do you have any shout outs? Richie Balboa, Perfection, Chan, T, Deetox, Def Stereo, Jay Cunning, Jag Skills, Micky “The Boss” Finn, Jon at Urban, my super supportive partner Gemma, beautiful daughter Sophie and my Dad. Also big shouts to all my SW fam down here: Jay, Olly, Seb, Ave, Jack, Tom, Gudge, Loz, David Venn, Ben & Lex, Nigel, Little Mat and everyone at Pure especially my promo team! magazine | 25


TONY PLANT SURFER : ARTIST : PHOTOGRAPHER Tony Plant grew up in Cornwall and lives in Newquay. When he was 17, he was studying Scientific and Technical Drawing (he can draw photographically and describes it as mind numbingly dull) but quit his course to travel the world, surf, and learn not to draw photographically. He then went on to study fine art painting at Chelsea School of Art. He graduated in 1990 and hasn’t stopped since… His latest painting work includes installations using paint in natural surroundings, and he likes to place work unannounced into unexpected situations. He got into surf photography after swimming around on the Cribbar during a big tow-in session and has taken photos of top surfers all over the world. He told us, “Tow surfing at Aileens and the Cliffs of Moher on the west coast of Ireland is a terrifying and beautiful place to be. When I jumped off the jet ski to swim into position it was such an assault on my senses that I threw up! Watching your friends falling off house sized lumps of water is an exhausting thing to watch, you suddenly realize how limited your vocabulary is. I’ve fallen off jet skis, been hit by BIG waves, vomited underwater, lost entire sessions when all the shots have been blurry, I’ve bounced off the reef, been hit in the head, arse, face, back, legs and wallet, lost plane tickets, swum through swarms of stinging jelly fish, dealt with idiot film directors, half frozen to death and been hassled by the picture desks of big national newspapers. I love it.” See more of his work at

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RETAIL THERAPY Essential sunny type things for hot August days

Winston Churchill t-shirt by SLUT

£24.95 One of the hotly anticipated new tshirts from SLUT – the Cornish fashion and partying brand behind Love Riot. Churchill famously said; “Never, never, never, give up!” Obviously he was talking about booze.

Unearthed Fedora Hat by Icon

£18 Favoured by A-listers the fedora is a classic shape and will look stylish with almost anything, as long as you’re a hat person…

Shark Classic Freestyle Watch

£44.99 One of the hotly anticipated new t-shirts from SLUT – the Cornish fashion and partying brand behind Love Riot. Churchill famously said; “Never, never, never, give up!” Obviously he was talking about booze. Beever Moulding Clay

£10.99 Steve Beever, the brains behind Beever wax, developed just four waxes for all hair types. This is the moulding clay – strong hold, matt finish, ideal for textured, messy styles. And smells nice.

Bowerbird Scarf by Icon in pink/orange


Zana dress by Fairground

£50 Super cute sundress in a perfect pinstripe with lace detail. Now all you need is the actual sun… A bright scarf is great for chilly evenings and the animal print is still super cool. Finished with a tiny silver feather.

Eternal Rainbow Bangle Set by Icon

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Sophie wears Roxy Kon Tiki Criss Cross Halter Bikini, £30, Roxy Kon Tiki Hipster Brief, £30 (1), Roxy Maui Zowie Seaside bandeau £30, Roxy Kon Tiki Hipster brief £30, Roxy Hopscotch towel £30, Roxy watch £55 (2), Roxy Olympus String bikini and Roxy Scooter pant £50, Roxy Hopscotch Towel £30 (3), Roxy Special Blend Tiki Tri Bikini, £25, Roxy watch £55, board model’s own (4) and as before (5).


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Roxy rider and Devon lass Sophie Hellyer shows off the latest Roxy gear. Photographer: Mathias Fennetaux

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Sophie wears Roxy Plaid Paradise Seaside Bandeau and Roxy Roll Top Briefs; £55, ‘Pirates in the Caribbean’ Charm Bracelet by Toujours Toi around £60, wooden bangles models own magazine | 31

Sophie wears Roxy Special Blend Tiki Tri bikini, £25, Roxy Special Blend Brazilian string briefs (just seen) £25, Roxy watch £55, Roxy/JBL headphones £59.99, board model’s own 32 |


Sophie wears Roxy Mod 4 Roxy one piece swimsuit, £55, ‘Pirates in the Caribbean’ Charm Bracelet by Toujours Toi around £60 PHOTOGRAPHER: Mathias Fennetaux


MODEL: Sophie Hellyer

THANKS: Michelle and all at Roxy

LOCATION: Bidart, France

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PROFILE:MIDAS Midas has been painting for about nine years, since someone bombed up his primary school in the late 90s, which inspired him to start tagging old barns with sheep marking spray (and blaming it on the kids from the estate). A couple of years later, whilst watching The Bill, he learned more about graffiti and started sketching and tagging with mates from school. Now based in Exeter, Midas has lived in Plymouth, Bristol, Swansea and Cardiff, but over the years he’s left his mark in France, Germany, Italy, Romania, Spain and the Czech Republic. He told us, “I never buy specific colours. I just make do with what I’ve got. I don’t think you can define my style too easily. It’s European, for sure. I’m influenced by locals, or people I paint with. Virus, Ames, Roms and people I’ve seen when I’ve travelled, like Nigmo, Afiler and Norma. I like my pieces to be different to the stuff around them. Sometimes I’ll add aspects of current affairs, mainly the problems we’ve had with the police force.” He adds, “I’d like to shout out to my long time friends Joer, Roms, Mad J, Eel and Plopsy, my brother Ames, Mr-E and everyone who has given me a sofa, a point in the right direction, and other helps along the way.”

Music Breaks & Beats


Jazz / Funk

La Coka Nostra

A Brand You Can Trust (Uncle Howie Records)

A rap group comprised of Ill Bill, Slaine, Everlast, Danny Boy and DJ Lethal, which to me sounds like House Of Pain 2, and whilst my initial impression was “it’s all 1992 again,” this album sounds fresh and current. With guests like Snoop Dogg and B Real from Cypress Hill, and production by the ever on-point Alchemist, this is an essential purchase for anyone that likes their hip hop dark, head nodding and non jiggy. Aldo Vanucci

Various Artists Tru Thoughts Covers (Unfold)

This is a collection of cover versions from the last ten years of Tru Thoughts releases and is a funky, soul filled jam from some of the best artists around. Highlights include Alice Russell and Nostalgia 77’s searing version of White Stripe’s Seven Nation Army, TM Juke and the Jack Baker Trio’s cover of Fedde Le Grand’s Put Your Hands Up For Detroit, and Jumbonic’s interpretation of The Stroke’s classic Last Nite. And did we mention that Plymouth’s 14th Best DJ Aldo Vanucci makes an appearance, with fellow Plymouthian songstress Amie J on the vocals of The Kooks Naïve? Fabulous. LTB


Run Silent Run Deep (Lo-Tek)

This is a move away from Dialog>’s Plump DJs-favoured deep house debut album, ‘Music For Imaginary Movies’. Spacey, ambient and cinematic capture the general vibe here. The title track creates a similar mood to FSOL’s ambient classic, ‘Papua New Guinea’. But a lot of different musical influences are weaved together on this album, and he doesn’t just stick to one tempo. Sometimes dark in places, but chilled all the way. Arash Torabi

Rob Sparx Trooper

(Z Audio) Former D&B producer (with releases on Grid, Zombie & Up Yours), Rob Sparx has more recently been dropping dubstep. Forget his bass banger, ‘Sludge’ (Audio Phreaks) – ‘Trooper’ has a more textured, dubbed-out and laid back approach. ‘Messiah Dub’ comes with melodica and reggae vocals, and there’s more dub with ‘The Prayer Re-Dub’. Sparx shows that he’s not afraid to experiment, giving ‘Trooper’ an

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Urban / Hip Hop

Dance / Electronica

Reggae / Dubstep

album feel. Highlight: ‘The Stroller’, which cuts jungle snares with a smooth reggae vocal sample. Job’s a good’un. Arash Torabi


Judy Sucks A Lemon For Breakfast (Ample Play)

Like Morrissey, Cornershop’s Tjinder often comes up with great lyrics and song titles. Album opener ‘Who Fingered Rock & Roll’ is one example. He isn’t always quite so adventurous with his vocal melodies though, but the songs on the album still stand out, thanks to great arrangements and creative production methods. I’m a sucker for the sitar, and you can’t argue with a shit-hot rhythm section. Highlight: the psychedelic-come-Bollywood funk-out of ‘Free Love’. A welcome return. Arash Torabi


Warrior Charge/Loophole (Studio Rockers)

Drum & Bass


Florence And The Machine Lungs (Island)

Everyone’s heard of her but no-one’s listening, right? Well pin ‘em back, indie cynic, ‘Lungs’ is an, at times, masterful collage of timeless pomp-pop, with echoes of Kate Bush and Enya. Unfortunately, it’s tempered by a tendency to overdo things, Winehouse style, in the misguided belief that normal people live out their excesses, vicariously, through other people’s songs. No matter, because like all self-absorbed popstarlets, she’ll take it all in her lofty stride. Backbone


OCD Go Go Go Girls (Wichita) If you thought that Nottingham’s Lovvers might crawl out of the none-more lo-fi dustbin for their debut album proper, you’re sadly mistaken. ‘OCD…’ picks up where mini-album, ‘Think’, left off: scraping riffs off the bottom of their shitty hi-top trainers and turning them into songs that make first-wave US punks like The Voidoids and The Germs sound like Yes. And if the unholy strata of distortion don’t get you, the effortlessly cool new wave tuneage will. Backbone

2 kick-ass vinyl EPs from the ever-eclectic London dubstep label, Studio Rockers, with releases now into double figures. Cotti & 2Nice come through with a nice reggae rumbler, featuring two mixes of the title track, and the more electronic ‘Lost & Found’ on the flip. Hackman deliver a couple of meaty Mariachi El Bronx double-time tracks on the A side, the second of which, ‘Illusionz’ uses an inventive piano High Contrast Confidential line with a garage bass that throbs over a (Wichita) busy snare pattern. ‘Nocturne’ on the other side keeps the bass steady and wobbly over Don’t laugh. It’s not a joke. It’s not ironic. pounding halftime drums. We like. It’s Mexican folk music appropriated by LA Arash Torabi punks. And they mean it. Man. The only thing that gives the game away, and lets the side down a touch, is the Californian crooning. But it would have been terribly CHALI 2NA ill-advised for Matt Caughthran and co to Fish Outta Water put on Cheech & Chong accents. Thankfully (Decon) the band’s complete command of Mariachi mannerisms, as heard on the likes of Fish Outta Water marks the long awaited ‘Quinceniera’, shines through. Chido! solo debut album from former Jurassic 5 Backbone MC and artist associated with the group Ozomatli. Chali 2na has evolved into an artist with depth, and this album shows it, The Cave Singers where in the Jurassic 5 albums we never Welcome Joy got hear his life stories in so much detail. (Matador) Righteous Way demonstrates just this, as Chali reflects on his parent’s relationship Second album in and Seattle post-folk trio, and tough decisions they had to make The Cave Singers, find themselves in good, during his childhood, to his own personal retrogressive company. All the current, choices he had to make as a father to revered talk of Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes and his own child. Other stand out tracks are Midlake has thrust Pete Quirk and co into When Will I See You Again featuring Elzhi a celebratory coterie that cherry picks from from Slum Village, also uplifting vibes from the folk-rock mid-‘60s to the mid-‘70s in Don’t Stop featuring Anthony Hamilton, a haze of Led Zep prairie jams and hippy and Keep Goin featuring Choklate. On this album there is enough to keep the die hard ethics. Nothing wrong with that as long as the results are as resplendent and Jurassic 5 fans happy and enough to gain suggestive as ‘Summer Light’ and ‘Shrine’. the attention of new audiences for Chali. Backbone Lekan Latinwo

DEMOS DEMO OF THE MONTH Midlands’ DARK SPARKS return with two songs that serve as an instructional tool to other budding, independent bands on how to endear yourselves to reviewers without appearing desperate or smug. Eschewing the need for label assistance, the band instead focus all their energies on trying to write songs that will resonate far beyond the inevitable influences that attach themselves to new musicians. They succeed. With bells on. ‘We Are Just Flies’ and ‘Crying In The Spotlight’ are both exemplary slices of dramatic indie-rock that any of their contemporaries – The Editors, Franz Ferdinand, The Killers – would be proud to put their names to. High praise? Deservedly so.

ROCK SHOW DEMO OF THE MONTH This month sees the return of Exeter based Metallers RED MIST with their new E.P Last Dance Before Doomsday. Having gigged non stop last year, the boys took some time out to record this E.P, giving them a fuller, more accomplished sound and capturing the feeling of their well honed live show. Watch out for tracks Crack Head Logic and Devil With Angel Wings which are already a favourite on the show. myspace. com/redmistuk Hear these demos on the Rock Show on Phonic FM 106.8FM in Exeter or online at, every Friday from 10pm – 12am with Mike JamesMike James & Crew. Email your tracks to or post them to Rock Show on Phonic106.8FM, 6 Belvedere Court, St Davids, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4DA Exeter indie-rockers, LETTERS TO LEADERS, are angling for epic, soaring rock notoriety to the point where they may be playing it a bit too safe. ‘See It Away’ delivers six songs that shimmer and jangle and harmonise, underpinned by a likeable vocal rawness but there’s no denying that Snow Patrol then and The Xcerts now have cornered the market in this kind of emotionally naked rock’n’roll. Best of the bunch, ‘I Am’, brokers the deal with some disgruntled angst, while ‘Lost In A Trance’ wears its twinkling, indie melancholy well. A good offering from a good band but you get the feeling that there’s greatness just around the corner.

North Devon quartet, THE COUNTERFEIT CLUB released their debut album, ‘These Are Interesting Times’, on Cheeky Monkey Records in June but the band seem too undeveloped to be releasing a full length at this stage. It’s not a bad album, per se, and they have some good ideas, but they still seem to be dragging their Arctic Monkeys influences around like a comfort blanket; while some of the song segments sound amateurish and unrealised. Next time, I suggest that The CC demo their songs first and maybe get some impartial and informed advice from other bands and individuals before committing to tape. thecounterfeitclub

Portsmouth’s THE DAWN CHORUS are one of that rare breed of bands with a songwriter much like, say, Cursive, who understands the inherent beauty of words when they’re written in the right order. The melancholy-soaked folk-pop on debut album ‘The Big Adventure’ (released through Jelly Maid Recs) is the stuff of roots legend: the opening salvo of the title track (Parts 1 and 2) honouring the tradition of songs that paint lucid pictures designed to pull at your heartstrings without resorting to sentimentalism. When Kyle Euans sings “As I kick these boot heels I can finally fly / Over valleys and hills where my dear mother died” or when the gorgeous Arcade Fireesque outtro to ‘I Can Be Anything’ drops, it’s hard to hold back the tears. Majestic.

Bristol solo singer/songwriter, OXYGEN THIEF, clearly mourns the day that Reuben split up, to the point where he attempts to recreate the band via one acoustic guitar and the layering of frenetic vocals. To be fair, it’s not bad but the likes of ‘Camera Shy’ are a difficult listen, ravaged with atonal chords and shoe-horned rock dynamics to the point where you wish he would just recruit a drummer and bassist and be done with it. Things make more sense when he works within acoustic limits and introduces some digipercussive elements (‘Ours’) to create something, at once, more rounded and listenable. Nine songs in, though, and it becomes something of an endurance test.

Meanwhile, over on Murdoch-Space…

North Devonians, UNDER BRIGHT LIGHTS, have just selfreleased their album ‘Live Simple, Give More, Expect Less’. Check their Myspace for three sample songs of Kings Of Leon-saluting Southern swagger and straight-laced rock. It’s clearly derivative and Americanised but not in a way that would evoke a hateful tirade. Plymouth indie-rockers, THE QUANTIZE, are another bunch to add to the list of city musicians whom you sense will go onto greater things, within or without the band. Encouragingly, on their two Myspace songs, vocalist, Matt Olver, understands the concept of working within your limits, proffering a fragile yet weighty croon. Equally, the band don’t try hard to be something they’re not, keeping things solid and believable. Good work. thequantize The name doesn’t make much sense but Cornwall’s AUCTION FOR THE PROMISE CLUB clearly harbour talent beneath their edifice of scenester posturing. To these ears, however, ‘See Through’ and ‘Under China’ are merely passable slabs of histrionic indie-rock that struggle to take shape, while Zoe White-Chambers’ uber-breathy ‘80s croonage leaves me feeling a bit cold. myspace. com/auctionforthepromiseclub So I log onto THE PRETTY JACKS’ page to write about their new release, ‘Tell The Queen’, and it transpires that the Devonian quartet have called it a day. Not that the world will miss another bunch of artless wannabes in skinny jeans who probably lamented the passing of Towers Of London. They weren’t that bad but I predict that that pubescent snarl won’t be present in any of the members’ future endeavours.

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3 Aug Truro

JIMMY CARR JOKE TECHNICIAN, Hall for Cornwall, Back Quay, TR1 2LL, 01872 262466,, 7.30pm, £20 Jimmy Carr is not just a TV star. He’s won awards, released chart-topping DVDs, written a best-selling book and broken box office records by performing to over 500,000 people in the last three years. He may be the hardest working man in comedy. But perhaps he wouldn’t have to be if he had a little bit more talent. This show is exactly the same as last year’s except every single word. It’s rude, crude and offensive but those aren’t the only reasons you’ll enjoy it.



ARTS CAFÉ, The Core, Eden Project, St Austell, 01726 811972,, 7.30pm – 12.30am, £7 Residents Jelly Jazz provide you with your monthly fix of mighty, musical vinyl slapping soul, funk, jazzy breaks, salsa, Latino and Afro funk fix. This month’s event features the 10 piece Cornish Ska Band, Pondlife, who’ve got more brass than yer Gran’s mantelpiece!!

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3 Aug Truro

JO PASQUALE, Hall for Cornwall, Black Quay, TR1 2LL, 01872 262466, 8pm, £15 Question? Why should you go and see Joe Pasquale? Well don’t go see him because you think he’s funny or your partner likes him. Don’t see him because he set up a helpline for battered cod or you like the cut of his Jib, cos that’s healed up now. See him ‘cos he has a lot of overheads and his tortoise needs the money to open a Velociraptor farm. Please help Joe’s tortoise fulfill his dream, your support is welcome! Suitable for all ages and species.

ABBA MANIA, Hall for Cornwall, Back Quay, TR1 2LL, 01872 262466,, 7.30pm, £18.50/£16.50 Fresh from a smash hit tour of the Southern Hemisphere which included Singapore, New Zealand and Australia, Abba Mania embarks on a 2009 UK tour. If you’re looking for an excuse to party, reminisce or simply be entertained by the best music there has ever been, then Abba Mania is for you! Favourites include; Mamma Mia, Voulez-Vous, Dancing Queen, The Winner Takes It All, Super Trouper and many more.


7 Aug Nr St Austell

7 – 9 Aug 28 – 31 Aug Nr Bude

ARTISTS STUDIOS, Welcombe, North Devon, 01288 331505, Now in it’s fourth year, Welcombe Open Studios 09 takes place this month with new artists and two mixed exhibitions. This event gives you the chance to visit the studios of artists, designers and makers in the beautiful village of Welcombe on



Theatre Royal, Royal Parade, 01752 267222,, 7.30pm, £20 - £30 When a dalliance with speed dating turns into a marathon evening of embarrassment, lies and gassy cider from a can, Jen thinks she may be having the worst night of her life. Having a considerably better time of it is Joe, a keen but misplaced local lad, who unwittingly becomes her unappreciated saviour. As Jen’s luck takes a series of turns for the worst, Joe doggedly clings on for the ride in the utterly misguided hope that he might win her. Don’t miss this premiere performance of Electric Picnic’s brand spanking new comedy caper!

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the North Devon coast – to see where and how their work is created and to buy or commission work from them. Disciplines include photography, art, textiles, furniture and accessories, pottery, mosaics, poetry, baskets and more.

Until 8 Aug Exeter

ROMEO AND JULIET, Exeter Northcott, Stocker Road, 01392 493493,, 7.30pm, £22.50 - £14.50 The timeless story of young love and old feuds bursts onto the stage from the trees and banks of the unique setting of Exeter Rougemont Gardens. Two families at war living in the narrow confines of their ancient parkland home where memories are long but glories are far behind. Kate Saxon and Libby Watson, the team behind English Touring Theatre’s acclaimed Far From The Madding Crowd return to Exeter to create a vibrant, visceral retelling of Shakespeare’s muchloved classic. A must-see for die-hard fans of the Bard and for people coming to the story for the first time.

9 – 15 Aug Salcombe

KOS, Bangwallop, 2 Island Sq, Island Street, TQ8 8DP, Kos, the award winning marine photographer, exhibits work that captures the most challenging and elusive photographs of yachts at sea.

10 – 22 Aug Plymouth

CHICAGO, Theatre Royal, Royal Parade, 01752 267222,, 7.30pm, £30 - £14 “Murder, greed, corruption, exploitation, adultery and treachery…all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts”… so begins the international award winning musical, CHICAGO starring Gary Wilmot as Billy Flynn and Emma Barton (EastEnders) as Roxie Hart. Based on events back in the roaring 1920s, nightclub singer Roxie Hart shoots her lover and along with cell block rival, double-murderess Velma Kelly, they fight to keep from death row with the help of smooth talking lawyer, Billy Flynn. Chicago’s sexy, sassy score includes ‘All That Jazz’ and ‘Razzle Dazzle’. A nightclub singer, a double-murderess, a smooth-talking lawyer and a cell block of sin: it would be a crime to miss it!

12 Aug Penzance

THE STATION, Acorn Arts Centre, Parade St, 01736 365520,, 7pm, £9

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Acorn Arts Centre, Parade St, Penzance, 01736 365520,, 7pm, £9.50 Orgon welcomes the righteous Tartuffe into his home, but Orgon’s family decide to expose Tartuffe for the hypocritical villain he really is and rescue their inheritance... Miracle Theatre apply satire, farce and physical theatre to this timeless classic, laying bare aspects of human nature uncomfortably familiar to us all. This event is taking place in Penlee Park. In the event of bad weather the show may be relocated to the Acorn. Miracle Theatre’s tour continues all around the West Country throughout August so to find the venue nearest to you, check out their website Image by Kirsten Prisk. Set in the early 20th Century, Bash Street’s new offering treats us to a silent comedy revival! Art thieves are after a stolen masterpiece at the train station, when a band of musicians complicate things...the show combines physical theatre, silent movie stunts, live music, a dramatic train crash and some daredevil rescuing! This event is taking place in Penlee Park. In the event of bad weather it may be relocated to the Acorn.

16 Aug Exeter

ART IN THE PARK, Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, 01392 667080,, 11am 4pm, £FREE After the overwhelming success of last year’s Art in the Park festival, Exeter’s main arts organisations have once again united to offer you another fantastic day out in Haldon Forest Park, with free art drop-in workshops, exhibitions, DJs, live music on CCANW’s outdoor stage and more.

Until 22 Aug Exeter OUR PLACE, YOUR SPACE,


We now only accept listings via our elisting form on our website. Please go to: Deadline for September: 12 August, 7.30pm, £22.50 - £11.50 Having enjoyed sensational reviews, Bill Kenwright’s “Amazing”, “Superb”, “Wonderful” and “Brilliant” production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sparkling family musical continues to enjoy huge success across the country with standing ovations at every performance. Newcomer Craig Chalmers, one of the most popular finalists in the hit BBC series ‘Any Dream Will Do’ (watched by millions every Saturday night) takes on the title role, having delighted TV audiences week after week with his vocal talents. Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours, this magical musical is full of unforgettable songs including Any Dream Will Do, Close Ev’ry Door To Me and One More Angel.

28 Aug

EX2 8BZ, Water Lane, Exeter An exhibition bringing street art and fine art together in a warehouse in Exeter. This exhibition aims to raise the standard of the local art scene, by creating new installations and a neutral ground for fine artists and street artists. The exhibition is organised by Exeter based artist Form 82, who also hopes to create a hub of creativity, providing non-academics and “hard to reach” people with inspiration, proving that street art is just as valid as fine art and that if you work hard enough, you can still succeed without a mainstream art school route. Supported by charities Book-Cycle (see – they host monthly “Bring Your Own Art” exhibitions), Snow Camp and The Bridge Collective. Art will take the form of graffiti and will also use warehouse rubbish left by previous tenants. Spacex, 45 Preston St, EX1 1DF, 01392 431786, Spacex opens it’s doors for members of the public of all ages to participate in and experience a series of workshops led by local South West artists. Highlights include Crafty Social, on Thursdays from 6-9pm where you can spend the summer evenings stitching and embellishing patches for a contemporary friendship quilt. A celebratory event to mark the finale of the programme will take place on 21 Aug from 3-8pm.

24 Aug – 1 Sep Plymouth

WIND BARBS, The Hoe, Plymouth, The flag poles on The Hoe in Plymouth are the exhibition space for this public art, produced by Tim Knowles in association with Plymouth Arts Centre and Plymouth City Council. A series of twelve white flags, each with a meteorological symbol (called a barb) that is used to indicate wind speeds. The flags appear similar, but are all made from different materials, so that each flag only begins to fly at the wind speed indicated on it. A celebration of the wind, this art work is a cross between installation and meteorological device.

25 Aug Falmouth

TELLTALES, Babahogs, 19b Well Lane, 01326 211718, On the last Tuesday of every month at 7pm, writers and word enthusiasts meet for tea and cake (corkage is just £1 if you want to bring booze) and to listen to

each other’s work. From poetry to short stories and novel extracts, people can come along to read any kind of written work aloud. Set up by writers Chelsey Flood and Clare Howdle, Telltales aims to kickstart a vibrant writing community in Falmouth. Telltale also showcases work from professional guest writers. For more info and to submit work, see

25 – 19 Aug Plymouth

HENRY IV PART ONE, Drum Theatre, Royal Parade, 01752 267222,, 7.45pm, £7 This summer the Young Company bring you Shakespeare with a Latin twist. England lies stretched across the rack of civil war, with guerilla raids from the west and armed bandits at every road block. Freshly installed by a coup, the new regime tries to stamp its authority on a country tearing itself apart. Yet their heir apparent is still at the fiesta, partying hard with his cabal of gangsters, pimps and lowlifes. His embarrassing antics - a perpetual thorn in his father’s side. Meanwhile, the rebels’ hopes rest upon a young hero, who has become the icon of their movement. His heroics and dedication to the cause are becoming the stuff of legend. As the conflict reaches breaking point, regime change seems the order of the day, but then the prodigal son returns, vowing that this time he’s a changed man…

25 – 30 Aug Truro

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOUR DREAMCOAT, Hall for Cornwall, Back Quay, TR1 2LL, 01872 262466,

Gallery, 41a Killigrew St, 01326 211505, Marc Messenger has lived and worked in Cornwall for the past six years. The inspiration for his work came from a sign that he produced for a photographic exhibition nearly three years ago. To make it stand out on the side of the road he painted it bright yellow and stuck plastic flotsam from the local beach all over it. He had more comments and interest in the sign than the photos that he was trying to sell, the penny dropped that he might be on to something. “My work is about the journeys that all these little pieces of rubbish have been through to get to me. They’ve all got a story and a background. Environmentally they also have a strong message, but most of all I love challenging people’s perceptions of what is pretty, and colourful, even beautiful, when all it really is is a pile of rubbish picked from a Cornish beach.”

films film

28 Aug Exeter

PLAYBACK YOUTH THEATRE PRESENT DEADLY BAGGAGE, Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, 01392 667080,, 8pm, £5 The station was deserted apart from a couple of crows which scratched around like a pair of old crooked bag-ladies. Janis took a step back from the Platform’s edge without noticing the noiseless shapes springing into action from the shadows behind her…” Fiction and reality clash in an innovative musical thriller written by Playback and performed by members of our ground-breaking youth theatre.

Until 4 Oct Exeter

REFLECTIONS ON WATER Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World, Haldon Forest Park, Exeter 01392 832277, Water is both essential to life and the great symbol of life, and this is reflected in both ancient mythology and contemporary ritual. As a substance, its composition, states, and cycle – now threatened by climate change – has fascinated many artists, from Leonardo to Hockney. This exhibition brings together the ‘reflections’ of four contemporary artists: the large-scale photographs of Canadian artist Marlene Creates, two Devon-based artists, Susan Derges and Vikky Minette, and the work of Slovenia and US-based filmmaker Andrej Zdravic.


Until 31 Aug Falmouth



Theatre Royal, Royal Parade, Plymouth PL1 2TR, 01752 267222 7.30pm, £21 – £10, Spike Milligan’s celebrated war memoirs are finally brought to the stage. This anarchic odyssey charts Gunner Milligan’s progress through World War Two - and with Spike’s sense of lunacy, anything can happen along the way! High comedy and tragedy collide, as we follow him and his jazz quartet, adrift on the tide of great historic events. Using Milligan’s own words, the show joyously fuses comedy, song and dance - showing how humour, music and comradeship enabled a hapless bunch of young men to prevail against the might of the Nazi War machine

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Blue Eyelids (15)

7 – 13 Aug: Plymouth

Arts Centre, 01752 206114, Dir. Ernesto Contreras, starring Cecilia Suarez and Enrique Arreola. 2008/Mexico/98 mins Winning an all-expenses-paid trip for two to an idyllic beach resort hardly seems cause for a downer. But in Mexican director Ernesto Contreras’ sparse, offbeat debut it merely increases mousy factory worker Marina’s (Cecilia Suárez) solitude as she has no one to take... until she runs into long-forgotten schoolmate Victor (Enrique Arreola) and in desperation invites him along and a romance blossoms. The film caused a sensation at the Sundance Festival, this is your chance to see a gem. Coco Before Chanel (12A)

1 Aug: Exeter Picturehouse,

0871 704 2057,

14 – 20 Aug: The Poly,

Falmouth, 01326 212 300, 28 – 31 Aug: Plymouth Arts Centre, 01752 206 114, Dir: Anne Fontaine, starring Audrey Tautou, Alessandro Nivola, and Emmanuelle Devos 2009/France/110mins Audrey Tautou (Amelie) is perfectly cast in this enthralling portrait of the legendary designer’s early life. The untold story of the young Gabrielle Chanel, born in 1883 as the illegitimate daughter of a travelling salesman, who learned to sew in an orphanage – is brought to the screen with a delicately honed script and beautifully captured period style. Singing in a cabaret club where she earned the nickname Coco, Chanel entranced several high society men who aided the development of her remarkable career. In the pre-war years she rebelled against the oppressive conventions of her era and sought freedom and elegant simplicity in her designs for other women. Moon (15)

21 – 27 Aug: Plymouth

Arts Centre, 01752 206114, Dir. Duncan Jones, starring Sam Rockwell and Kevin Spacey 2009/US/97 mins Inspired by the epic, philosophical science fiction classics of the 70’s and early 80’s, such as Silent Running, Solaris and Outland, Moon is an assured feature debut from Jones (the film making son of David Bowie). In the near future, Sam Bell (Rockwell) is nearing the end of a three year mining contract and counting the days until his return to Earth. The lone occupant of a lunar mining base, Bell monitors the tractors that harvest the Moon’s surface for helium energy, but he is

Words: John Barker

beginning to unravel mentally. Moon is a refreshingly insightful and ultimately touching film in which Jones and writer Nathan Parker illicit a terrific performance from Sam Rockwell. Nighthawks (15)

20 Aug: Jill Craigie Cinema,

University of Plymouth, 01752 585050, Dir: Ron Peck, starring Ken Robertson and Tony Westrope UK/113 min/1978 Nighthawks is the story of Jim, a geography teacher at a London comprehensive school. Living alone in a cramped flat, his sexuality a half open secret to everyone but his pupils and his parents. He spends the evenings at gay bars and discos looking vainly for ‘Mr Right’. A succession of relationships collapse after two or three weeks, and the only continuities in his life are his work and his burgeoning friendship with a female supply teacher, Judy. Both are threatened as Jim’s quiet desperation boils up towards the surface in this touching and engaging film. Part of Plymouth Pride 2009.


North By Northwest (PG)

30 – 31 Aug: The Poly,

Falmouth, 01326 212300, thepoly. org. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock, starring Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, and James Mason. 1959/USA/135 mins A glorious reissue as welcome as an old friend. The pleasures come thick and fast in this elegant romantic thriller from Hitchcock’s glory years in Hollywood. Cary Grant is perfect as advertising exec Roger Thornhill trying to clear his name in a labyrinthian but always lucid plot. With its ambiguous femme fatale (Eva Marie Saint almost transcendently beautiful), constant witty banter, and absolutely virtuoso set pieces, this is the perfect Hitchcock thriller. Underscored with Bernard Herrmann’s superb soundtrack – North By Northwest remains impudently sexy, glamorous and consistently entertaining.

Billy Crudup. 2009/US/145 mins There are two great reasons to see this film: Johnny Depp on excellent form as the charismatic Dillinger and Michael Mann, a brilliant director working in the genre he is most comfortable with – crime thriller. The film is about the legendary Depression-era bank robber John Dillinger whose charm and lightening fast heists made him the target of J. Edgar Hoover’s fledgling FBI and its top agent Melvin Purvis’s (Bale). A folkhero to much of the downtrodden public who had no sympathy for the banks Dillinger was raiding, he became notorious and idolised. The film reproduces depression era America in wonderful detail and is the best film of the summer blockbuster season.



Public Enemies (15)

21 – 27 Aug: Plymouth

Arts Centre, 01752 206114, Dir. Michael Mann, starring Johnny Depp, Christian Bale and

Hot New Releases:

Released: 4 Sept


Dir: Marc Webb, starring Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt 2009/USA/95min An offbeat romantic comedy about a woman called Summer (Deschanel – Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy) who doesn’t believe true love exists, and a young man called Tom (Gordon-Levitt – 3rd Rock From The Sun) who falls in love with her. It follows a non linear narrative over a span of 500 days from Tom’s point of view as he goes from moments of crushing depression to ecstatic happiness (indulging in a fantasy song and dance sequence at one point).

Rudo Y Cursi (15)

10 – 13 Aug: The Poly,

Falmouth, 01326 212300, thepoly. org. Dir: Carlos Cuaron, starring Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna. 2008/Mexico/101 mins A huge hit in its native country, this crowd-pleasing rags-to-riches saga is elevated by the delightful star pairing of Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna who haven’t appeared on screen together since Y Tu Mama Tambien back in 2001. This directorial debut by writer Carlos Cuaron has its twin stars playing non-too-smart country brothers falling into all the traps of sudden fame after they are recruited to become professional football players in Mexico City. The film itself is ultimately a fast-paced colourful sports story with the sex-and-drugs rise and fall of the pair – and inevitable rivalry – played out mostly for laughs. It’s fairly knockabout stuff and could make claim to be the greatest football film ever made.


Released: 4 Sept GAMER (TBC)


Dir: Mark Neveldine/Brian Taylor, starring Gerard Butler, Milo Ventimiglia, John Leguizamo Gamer is set in the near-future in a world where mind-control technology has taken society by storm and a multiplayer on-line game called Slayers allows gamers to control human death row prisoners in mass-scale deathmatches. If an inmate lives through 30 matches then he wins his freedom. Prisoner Kable (Butler) is the online champ, having won 27 matches. He must fight to regain his identity and independence by launching an attack on the system that has imprisoned him.

Released: 21 August


Star Trek (12A) 14 Aug: Exeter Phoenix, 01392 667080, Dir: J.J Abrams, starring Chris Pine, Simon Pegg and Zachary Quinto. 2009/US/126 mins Star Trek fans rejoice as the man behind Lost and Cloverfield takes on science fiction’s most precious commodity and creates the best Star Trek film yet. This is a chronicle of the early days of James T. Kirk and his fellow USS Enterprise crew members during their time at Starfleet Academy. The cast features hot Brit-talent Simon Pegg as Scotty and fresh from his turn as Sylar in Heroes, plays Spock. The effects are out of this world, and this reinvention of the Star Trek franchise is a thrill ride at warp speed. It’s being shown as part of the Animal Big Screen in the Park, running from 12 – 15 August at Northernhay Gardens in Exeter. See the Exeter Phoenix website for more information.

Dir: Quentin Tarantino, starring: Brad Pitt, Paul Rust and Michael Fassbinder. 2009/US/TBC In 1940s Nazi-Occupied France, Lt. Aldo Raine (Pitt) and his Basterds, a squadron of ruthless Jewish soldiers, must help the Allies wipe out the German High Command at a film premiere. The cinema, however, is owned by a vengeful Jewish survivor with plans of her own. As this is Quentin Tarantino’s take on the war movie expect references to the Dirty Dozen and any number of obscure genre films in amongst the snappy dialogue, and ultra-violence. Should be gloriously entertaining.

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GIG ON THE GREEN. Boscawen Park, Malpas Road. 12pm-9pm. A day of free live music & entertainment across 3 stages. Bunters Stage: Rudis Message, Small Wonder, Joe Francis & The Ammunition, Neon Luv Chicken, Three Minute Warning, Ice Cold Idiots, Zenneck Wave, Southern State Solo, Rich Thomas, Tom Carey & Better Days. What’s on So, don’t be lazy, just make stage: Julian Gaskell & His Ragged sure you send us your gig Trousered Philanthropists, My Elvis info by the 12th of each month Blackout, All The Fires, Patrick and it will be included in the James Pearson, Downtown Riots, following month magazine. Oracy & Auction For The Promise Club. more DEADLINE FOR SEPTEMBER: info: 01872 275533. 12 August Email:

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BUDSTOCK. Lime Kiln, Seafront. £free. Midday – Late evening. Ellie Williams Casitas Terrible Strangers The Akibas Kolo Clowns Scaramoose The Thujones Jill Draper Nukchorris 30 Pounds Of Bone Audible&Carpetface Aka The Gooseneck Steppers Melosa The Quails Ono Palindromes Veil Cassini Gill Tandy Hard.

FLOOD OF RED. The Cavern. 83-84 Queen St. EX4 3RP. 8pm till 1am. + Idiom - + Salt Weapon - saltweaponband

CLUB Cancer Bats + Brotherhood Of The Lake + Crazy Arm

White Rabbit, Plymouth, 3 Aug Two albums in, Toronto’s Cancer Bats bring their explosive mix of metalcore, punk and Southern rock to Plymouth for the first time. If you like the idea of Black Flag in a Black Sabbath headlock, you’re in for a good time. 7.30pm. (see Boardmasters feature)


WATERING HOLE ACOUSTIC SESSIONS, The Watering Hole, Quay Road, The Barbican. Plymouth 1pm-3pm. A host of top local WATERING HOLE ACOUSTIC musicians perform acoustic sets SESSIONS, The Watering Hole, under the canopies on the Barbican Quay Road, The Barbican. throughout August. 1pm-3pm. THE HOTEL AMBUSH. White A host of top local musicians Rabbit. Bretonside. PL1. Dawlish perform acoustic sets under the £TBC. 8pm. BobKatZ. Venue: canopies on the Barbican throughout thehotelambush + With Chaos LANSDOWNE. 8 Park Road, August. In Her Wake - EX7 9LQ - 01626 863201. withchaosinherwake + Avarus 9.45pm. - + Falmouth Tue.04 Wake Of Ondine - burythehordes & Vv. 01752 227522. THE ELO EXPERIENCE. Exeter Princess Pavilion. This 4 piece RADIO DEAD ONES. The band wonderfully recreates the Cavern. 83-84 Queen St. EX4 live experience of Electric Light Orchestra and has toured throughout 3RP. 8 till. £3. Thu.06 radiodeadones + Dead City Stereo England and also in Las Vegas. Exeter Tickets are £14 advance or £15.50 on the door. MARNIE & ME. Exeter Plymouth Picturehouse. 51, Bartholomew FLOOD OF RED. THE AVALON. Plymouth Street West, EX43AJ. myspace. White Rabbit. Bretonside. PHIL WILSON (of The June com/marnieandme + Geoff Martin PL1. £7. 8pm. Brides). The Hippo. 9 Bath floodofred + The Avalon - myspace. + Jules + Static Silence Street. PL1 3LT. 8pm. myspace. com/theavalonuk 01752 227522. Falmouth com/philwilsonjunebride RAGGED TROUSERED PHILANTHROPISTS. The Tap Room. 3 Old Brewery Sun.02 Wed.05 Yard, High Street. 9.30 11.30PM. £free. Exeter Exeter thetaproomfal MARTIN WELLER. Centre WE THE MACHINES. The raggedtrouseredphilanthropists for Contemporary Art and Cavern. 83-84 Queen St. EX4 the Natural World (CCANW) Newquay 3RP. 8 till 1. £3. + Dancing With outdoor stage. Haldon Forest RELENTLESS Park, EX6 7XR - 01392 832277. The Enemy. BOARDMASTERS BEACH 1pm – 2.15pm. Newquay SESSIONS. Fistral Beach. 7.30pm. (see Boardmasters RELENTLESS Exmouth BOARDMASTERS BEACH feature) MARTIN WELLER. FAMOUS SESSIONS. Fistral Beach. OLD BARREL. Princess Street, Liskeard

DEVILS CREEK. Barley Sheaf. Church St. PL14 3AQ. 9pm. £free. Solid, tight, old style R&B at its best.


RNLI FUNDRAISER. Annabelle’s Discotheque. 86 & 88 Vauxhall Street. The Barbican. £5. 8.30pm. Featuring Burlesque London and Gul Fashion Show. Live Music, Auction and more. Tickets and Info available at GUL Surf Co. And RNLI stores. THE DELAHAYS. Ride Café, 45 Tavistock Place. 9.45pm £2. A sweet mixture of rock, funk and hip hop. The local legends will be setting the mood for a night of rocking good fun. thedelahays + WILLE AND THE BANDITS. 11pm. This unique combo began by pioneering the Roots Rock scene in the south west and is now pushing out into the rest of Britain and Europe. A similar ocean inspired style of music has thrived on the surfing coasts of the USA and Australia, bringing us artists such as Jack Johnson, Ben Harper and John Butler. We now have a British representative Wille and the Bandits.


HOT CLUB OF COWTOWN. The Plough Arts Centre. 9 – 11 Fore Street. EX38 8HQ 8pm.


ZAMBA. The Red Barn Inn. 9pm.



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Events Square. 7pm-11.30pm. £10. Live performance from The Wurzels, The Bucket Boys, plus: selection of regional ciders and hog roast.


Rabbit. Bretonside. PL1. £12. 8pm. 01752 227522. myspace. com/theaggrolites theviaduct




Nitin Sawhney

Princess Pavilion, Falmouth, 9 Aug Over the last decade Nitin Sawhney has carved out a singular niche in Britain producing music and film soundtracks exploring religion, politics, racial identity and the Anglo-Asian experience. Cavern. 83-84 Queen St. EX4 3RP.


THE WIRELESS. Kitty O’Hanlons. St Andrews Street. 9pm. £free. Rockin’ acoustic combo performing unique interpretations of classic tunes plus original material info@ WATERING HOLE ACOUSTIC SESSIONS, The Watering Hole, Quay Road, The Barbican. 1pm-3pm + 8-10pm. A host of top local musicians perform acoustic sets under the canopies on the Barbican throughout August. THE RABBLE. White Rabbit. Bretonside. PL1. £5. 8pm. + Pulled Apart by Horses - myspace. com/pulledapartbyhorses 01752 227522.


BoBKatz. FERRYBOAT. Fore Street. TQ14 0DL. 9pm-11pm.



SNAKEBITE. Tiggas Bar. Magdalen Street, EX2 4HZ. 7.30pm-1am. £3adv / £3.50otd. + Drivechain - drivechain + Vanadium - myspace. com/hatual




TEENAGE RAMPAGE. Simmons Park. Teenagers are set to go on the ‘Rampage’ as the ultimate search for the UK’s best young musicians travels around the South West.

RIVERBOAT SHUFFLE. leaves Phoenix Wharf 6pm prompt. £10. Plymouth to Morwellham and back with John Shillito’s Select Four. WATERING HOLE ACOUSTIC SESSIONS, The Watering Hole, Quay Road, The Barbican. 1pm-3pm. A host of top local musicians perform acoustic sets under the canopies on the Barbican throughout August.

Mon.10 Exeter

LETTER TO LEADERS. The Cavern. 83-84 Queen St. EX4 3RP. 8pm-1am. letterstoleaders + Anderson + The Joe Public - thejoepublic


FALMOUTHS GOT SOUL. Events Square. 7pm-11.30pm. £6. Live performance from Soul Legends; Soul Survivors plus Soul Music DJ with support Acts.

DECK SHOES & DJ’S PARTY. Events Square. 7pm-11.30pm. (Invitation only) Casio style party for this year’s competitors. Featuring acoustic performances from Ruarri Joseph, Ryan Jones, Joe Francis, Matt Exelby, and Ben Howard. All accompanied by a string quartet.


PETE LAWRIE. The Barbican. PL1 2NJ. 8pm. £free. myspace. com/petelawrie + Kat Marsh H20. White Rabbit. Bretonside. PL1. £10. 8pm. h2ofamily + From Plan To Progress - & Detached - detachedska 01752 227522.



BEST OF THE WEST. Event Square. 6.15pm. Small Wonder, Three Minute Warning & Falmouth’s own Ice Cold Idiots & Polly Money.


CAFÉ ACOUSTICA. The B-bar. Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican. 8pm. Plymouth £2. Our fortnightly showcase Plymouth WATERING HOLE ACOUSTIC of unplugged talent, hosted by SESSIONS, The Watering Hole, WATERING HOLE ACOUSTIC SESSIONS, The Watering Hole, singer-songwriter Jessie Mullen, Quay Road, The Barbican. with guitar-picker Tom Anfield, Quay Road, The Barbican. 1pm-3pm + 8pm-10pm. A host singer-songwriter Sam Ho and Ella 1pm-3pm. A host of top local of top local musicians perform Turk-Richards. acoustic sets under the canopies on musicians perform acoustic sets under the canopies on the Barbican WATERING HOLE ACOUSTIC the Barbican throughout August. SESSIONS, The Watering Hole, throughout August. Westward Ho Quay Road, The Barbican. THE AGGROLITES . White ZAMBA. The Waterfront Inn. 10pm.



THE BLUES BAND. RHS Rosemoor. EX38 8PH. 8pm.


Square. 7pm-11.30pm. £3. Kicking off a weeklong festival with a night of the classic music from the last 30 years. 01872 275533


RELENTLESS BOARDMASTERS BEACH SESSIONS. Fistral Beach. 7.30pm. (see Boardmasters feature)

PULLED APART BY HORSES. The Cavern. 83-84 Queen St. EX4 3RP. Doors 8 pm– 2am. £4. + Load.Click.Shoot - myspace. com/loadclickshoot + Ono Palindromes - onopalindromes


BobKatZ. FIRST & LAST. 10 Church St, EX8 1PE - 01395 263275. 6pm – 8pm



The World/Inferno Friendship Society + Rooftop Gambler White Rabbit, Plymouth, 14 Aug A veritable melting pot that incorporates everything from punk rock to burlesque and cabaret, a World/Inferno show is nothing short of an underground epiphany.

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1pm-3pm. A host of top local musicians perform acoustic sets under the canopies on the Barbican throughout August.


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ZAMBA. Carnival celebrations, The Bottom George.10pm.


ALL LIVING FEAR. Exeter Picturehouse. 51, Bartholomew Street West, EX43AJ. myspace. com/alllivingfear + National Pastime + Stephen James + Magic Greenery.


70’s FANCY DRESS NIGHT. Events Square. 7pm-11.30pm. Falmouth goes funky with a huge 70’s Fancy dress party. Live acts include: Neon Luv Chicken with special guests. TEENAGE RAMPAGE. Princess Pavilion. Teenagers are set to go on the ‘Rampage’ as the ultimate search for the UK’s best young musicians travels around the South West.


TANKSLAPPER. Barley Sheaf. Church St. PL14 3AQ. 9pm. £Free Excellent rock covers band


MAD DOG MCREA. Ride Café, 45 Tavistock Place, Plymouth. 11pm. £2. Mad dog McCrea in the marquee can only mean one thing – carnage!! Get involved with the south west’s best loved foot stomping, whisky swigging, shanty

Kernow Live

Launching from the shoulders of ‘Gig on the Green’ this month is an exciting new community arts festival, Kernow Live. From Sun 2 – Weds 5 August, Boscawen Park, Truro will be playing host to a dynamic bill of Live Music, theatre, film, dance, puppetry, magic and circus across five stages and big tops. The event will be celebrating Cornwall’s unique artistic community through a programme that mixes professional and developing, established and new, local and national artists. There is a daily programme of workshops, starting at 11am in Circus, Salsa, Acro-Yoga, Street Dance, theatre, Capoeirs and traditional Cornish folk dancing. Alongside all this, a number of local bands are playing including Duke Garwood, Hedluv & Passman, Zapoppin, Ice Cold Idiots and an AMG records showcase featuring their artists. More info at

singing Irish fellas. Be prepared for a serious shindig!!! maddogmcrea + Support. CHRIS MURRAY. White Rabbit. Bretonside. PL1. Ł4. 8pm. 01752 227522. theviaduct




BobKatZ. FAMOUS OLD BARREL. Princess Street, EX8 1JA - 01395 276650. 9pm – 11pm.


WE LOVE THE EIGHTIES vs THE REAL 90’s. Event Square. Live performances: D:Ream, Rozalla + all the great music of these two iconic decades.


TONY HARRIS DUO. The B-bar. Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican. 8pm. £3. Superb vibraphone sounds from the granddaddy of jazz in the South West, performing here with his son on keyboards. Xylophone-crazy. JOE MENZIES ACOUSTIC SET, The Blues Bar & Grill, Barbican, Plymouth, 10pm, £TBC Joe Menzies returns for another great acoustic set! THE BUZZCOCKS. The Hippo. 9 Bath Street. PL1 3LT. £15. 8pm. buzzcocksofficial WATERING HOLE ACOUSTIC SESSIONS, The Watering Hole, Quay Road, The Barbican. 1pm-3pm + 8-10pm. A host of top local musicians perform acoustic sets under the canopies on the Barbican throughout August.


The Hippo, Plymouth, 14 Aug They keep trudging on, do the Buzzcocks; just like all those other ageing ‘70s punks who can’t get jobs doing anything else. Only kidding. But, honestly, it’s getting difficult to watch now, what with all those saggy jowls and corny gestures.


CARRIBEAN NIGHT. Event Square. 7pm-12.30am. £16. Falmouth’s legendary themed party returns with a tropical twist. Natty Wailer & The Reggae Vibes, Backbeat Soundsystem with guests. TEENAGE RAMPAGE. White Rabbit. Teenagers are set to go on the ‘Rampage’ as the ultimate search for the UK’s best young musicians travels around the South West WATERING HOLE ACOUSTIC SESSIONS, The Watering Hole, Quay Road, The Barbican. 1pm-3pm + 8-10pm. A host of top local musicians perform acoustic sets under the canopies on the Barbican throughout August.

under the canopies on the Barbican throughout August.

BHODAZAFFA. Gaslights Bar. Station Hill, TR15 2PP. 8pm. £free. Torrington. FREQUENCY. The Newmarket . 10 South Street. EX38 8HE.



BobKatZ. Exmouth Road, Lympstone, Devon EX8 5LS 01395 272798. 6pm – 8pm

LONDON ZOO (LDZ). The Cavern. 83-84 Queen St. EX4 3RP. Doors 8pm-1am (feat. Dabbla, Cobes, Harry The Bastard, Dj Frosty) Hip Hop from London on Dented Records.


TWO COUNTIES JAZZ BAND. £6. Jazz At The Mermaid Function Suite, Frogmore Avenue, Eggbuckland.. West Country musicians, three from Cornwall, three from Devon, playing New Orleans style Jazz. WATERING HOLE ACOUSTIC SESSIONS, The Watering Hole, Quay Road, The Barbican. 1pm-3pm. A host of top local musicians perform acoustic sets under the canopies on the Barbican throughout August.







The Buzzcocks + The Bus Station Loonies


WATERING HOLE ACOUSTIC SESSIONS, The Watering Hole, Quay Road, The Barbican. 1pm-3pm. A host of top local musicians perform acoustic sets under the canopies on the Barbican throughout August.



MARTIN WELLER. ANCHOR. EX6 8RA - 01626 890203. 9pm


BobKatZ. Venue: Dawlish Bandstand. The Lawn, Lawn Terrace, EX7 - 01626 863388. WATERING HOLE ACOUSTIC SESSIONS, The Watering Hole, 5.15pm – 6.30pm Quay Road, The Barbican. Exeter 1pm-3pm. A host of top local ACOUSTIC POP NOISE musicians perform acoustic sets


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So where were we? Ah yes, half-way through our UK tour. Next stop, Plymouth, of all places (White Rabbit, 12 Jun). Joining us were Preston’s and Falmouth’s finest, FAILSAFE and BANGERS, respectively. The former’s needle-sharp, inspirational melodi-core would have the scene kids slurping from their a-holes if they were from Massachusetts; while the latter’s honest-to-goodness punk rock reminded us of why we all fell in love with Jawbreaker back in the day. (Although, admittedly, I didn’t as I was too obsessed with the goingson in Washington DC at the time.)


Back in Brighton, reconstructed Surrey punkster, DAVE HOUSE was kicking a bass drum, strumming an acoustic guitar and playing the odd backing track whilst crooning inoffensive, indie-pop vignettes to his heart’s content (Prince Albert, 14 Jun). At times, however, it felt like he was playing in a library, such was the level of neighbourly decorum in the venue. My heart was more in tune with headliners, Buffalo New York’s LEMURIA: a fem-fronted indie-punk trio whose tuneful cheer harked back to the powerpop halcyon days of Superchunk et al. Meanwhile, local musos, HOT DAMN’s faintly mathy instrumentals were a pleasant distraction from the headache-inducing heat. We left Brighton under a golden sun. We arrived in Norwich under a torrential downpour (Marquee, 15 Jun). Thankfully MUSTARD CITY ROCKERS made the treacherous journey worthwhile with their obstreperous folk-punk, where the adage ‘less-is-more’ clearly does not apply. With seven members all busily vying for attention via accordion, guitar, double bass, banjo, tin whistle, drums and – indeed – washboard, things did tend to get a tad cluttered up there, especially on the faster songs, but there was no denying the band’s commitment and crafts(wo)manship. Before them, DUMBFOUNDUS impressed with their slide-guitar blues but why they saw the need to incorporate an effects-laden (and barely audible) didgeridoo player into their sound was beyond me. Our first time at the Purple Turtle in London. I liked it a lot (17 Jun). PJ & GABY and ex-Filament, JONNY ONE LUNG, opted to play unplugged on the dance-floor and were all the better for it. One Lung, in particular, allowed the intimacy of the setting to inform his Bragg-esque rants and raw emotional delivery. Previous tour buddies, Mustard City Rockers and Apologies I Have None, both put in decent sets but headliners, anarcho-folkpunk trio, MISCHIEF BREW, seemed far too pedestrian to warrant the fervour with which they were received. Sure, they evoke the spirit of community, individuality, campfire wisdom and Woody Guthrie, but when the songs sound like stripped-down Levellers cast-offs you’re left wondering whether anyone in the crowd has any sense of discernment whatsoever. We concluded the tour with three northern shows courtesy of our friends from the ‘Shire, SOUNDS OF SWAMI; the best of which was nestled in the picturesque South Pennines parish of Keighley (Cricketers, 21 Jun). Swami have come on a lot in the past year, developing into a Rival Schools-esque beast that managed to straddle the line between hardcore and hard rock without sacrificing either. For the first time in 247 history the Digest headed North West, over the Irish Sea to the Republic, for none other than BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN (RDS, Dublin, 11 Jul). Now, a lot has been said about him and a lot of it from scary fans who wouldn’t know irony if it stood up in their soup. So let’s get one thing straight. Bruce Springsteen is corny. To the power of Kelloggs. When he reverentially walks a demonic-looking Clarence Clemons onstage, it’s corny. When he politely jumps up and down or skips across the catwalk, it’s corny. When he stands rooted to the ground with his eyes closed for ‘The River’, it’s corny. When he thrusts the mic into the face of a bewildered eight year-old boy, it’s corny. When he gyrates on his cementedin microphone stand, it’s corny. When he recites mock-preacher sermons and crowd-pleasing soundbites, it’s corny. When he crosses swords with fellow guitarists, Nils or Little Steven, and breaks into another 12-bar solo, it’s corny. But it’s also heart-swelling, facemelting, utterly euphoric and inspirational genius. Especially when you get to witness ‘Born To Run’, ‘Thunder Road, ‘Outlaw Pete’, ‘Because The Night’, ‘The Ghost Of Tom Joad’, ‘Hard Times’ and 25 more songs in the flesh, on a rainy night in Dublin, sung by a heartland rock legend whose mere presence is enough to, if not change, then at least enrich lives. The Boss. Exactly. See-ya bye.

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The Levellers + support

Princess Pavilion, Falmouth, 20 Aug You wouldn’t have expected modern-day folk-rock legends, The Levellers, to endure but, to their credit, they have. The song, of course, remains the same: rooted in folk sensibilities, libertarian-friendly and easily digestible. LO FI INDIE NIGHT: Exeter Picturehouse. 51, Bartholomew Street West, EX43AJ. Laura Turley + Fat Battery + Simon Bish + Some Beans. REAGAN YOUTH. The Cavern. 83-84 Queen St. EX4 3RP. Doors 8pm-1am. £4. US Hardcore Punk.


HEDLUV ft PASSMAN. THE TAP ROOM. 3 OLD BREWERY YARD. 9.30 - 11.30pm. £free. Cornish Rap/ Casiotone Keys/ Original Dance Moves.... myspace.

ARTS café 1st Birthday

Eden’s Arts Café celebrates its first birthday on Friday September 4th with a special birthday party. Having played host to some of the South West’s finest in live music and arts at The Core education, arts and events hub this year, the monthly arts’ café night is now gearing up for a site wide showcase, taking over the Link area between the Jungle and the Med biomes. Special guests are the nine piece live international band ‘The Apples’ from Freestyle records. As well as a mass mixing pot of hip hop, big band and turntablism, residents Jelly Jazz DJ’s Pete & Griff hold it down, with other special guests. On the night, street artist Mau Mau returns to paint one of his biggest piece to date across a huge area within the Eden Project. The night starts at 7pm, with tickets only £15 in adv from 01726 811972 or <http://www.> If you can’t wait that long, don’t forget the August instalment of Arts Café on Fri 7 August with a brass-heavy set from 10-piece Penzance-based ska maestros Pondlife and resident DJs Jelly Jazz playing their trademark mixture of funk, soul and jazzy breaks.

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THE VARIOUS ASSORTMENTS. The Barley Sheaf. Church St. PL14 3AQ. 9pm. £free Paul Program front man, is an accomplished singer song writer/musician with a selection of local talented musicians.


WHITE BELT YELLOW TAG. Ride Café, 45 Tavistock Place. £2. They are confident, moody, atmospheric and armed with glacial, killer tunes such as ‘You’re not invincible’ This is just the beginning of their journey towards becoming master black belts of space rock and it’s a rare thrill to behold. myspace. com/whitebeltyellowtag + THE CHEMISTS. Powerful drum beats crash through a carefully weaved tapestry of soaring guitar licks, gritty power chords and rolling bass lines that could be compared to acts such as Queens of the Stone Age and Cooper Temple Clause. myspace. com/thechemistsuk



THE MOONLIGHT SESSION. Rogue Nightclub. The Strand. 8.30om-3am. £5. A night of acoustic excellence. Featuring Jack Bessant & Gary Stringer, The Sum Of, Hanika & Rockable Dj “So So”


BobKatZ. MANOR HOTEL. 2-4 Fore Street, EX15 1JL - 01884 32281. 10.15pm – 12.15am


FIZZY MILK. Tiggas Bar. Magdalen Street, EX2 4HZ. 8pm-1am. £3adv / £3.50otd.

LIVE Crediton + Gone For A Second

BobKatZ. SHIP HOTEL. High St, EX17 3LQ - 01363 777873. 9.30pm – 11.30pm


ZAMBA. The Stables Bar. Penstowe. 9.30pm. myspace. com/zambaband




BHODAZAFFA. On the Rocks. 12 – 14 The Crescent. TR7 1DT. 8pm. bhodazaffa


MARCUS BONFANTI. The B-bar. Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican. 8pm. £5. Pirate blues from a young blues guitarman who’s opened for Paul Jones, Robert Cray and Chuck Berry. THE WONDER STUFF. The Hippo. 9 Bath Street. PL1 3LT. £15. stuff + Roadside. WATERING HOLE ACOUSTIC SESSIONS, The Watering Hole, Quay Road, The Barbican. 1pm-3pm + 8-10pm. A host of top local musicians perform acoustic sets under the canopies on the Barbican throughout August.


THE WIRELESS. Tavistock Inn. Brook Street. 9pm. £free The Wireless. Rockin’ acoustic combo performing unique interpretations of classic tunes plus original material. info@


WATERING HOLE ACOUSTIC SESSIONS, The Watering Hole, Quay Road, The Barbican. 1pm-3pm + 8-10pm. A host of top local musicians perform acoustic sets under the canopies on the Barbican throughout August.


ALL THE BODIES. Gaslights Bar. Station Hill, TR15 2PP. 8pm. £free. allthebodies Torrington THE ATLANTICS. Plough Arts Centre. 9-11 Fore Street. EX38 8HQ. 8pm. atlanticsrocknroll



WATERING HOLE ACOUSTIC SESSIONS, The Watering Hole, Quay Road, The Barbican. 1pm-3pm. A host of top local musicians perform acoustic sets under the canopies on the Barbican throughout August.

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Reagan Youth + support

Cavern, Exeter, 20 Aug In 1980, Reagan Youth were the stuff of mini-legend. Defiantly anti-State, the band were heralded as an East Coast response to San Francisco’s Dead Kennedys. Troubled singer, Dave Insurgent, died in the ‘90s – the recently reformed band continue to honour his invaluable contribution.

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Quiksilver Unsigned Musician Search

WIZZ JONES. Acorn Arts Centre. Parade Street. TR18 4BU. 8.30pm. £8 adv/ £10 door plus £1 booking fee per order. “There are few artists with more claim to being a musician’s musician” than Wizz Jones. After 50 years of touring Wizz’s unique guitar style still makes him a favourite on th\e acoustic folk and blues

LIVE Leftover Crack + The Fallthrough + A New Day + Cut The Reins

White Rabbit, Plymouth, 26 Aug Anarcho-nihilist skank-punks, Leftover Crack return to the South West with more incendiary buzzbombs and radical proselytising. Last year, vocalist, Stza, was arrested after playing their most anti-police songs in front of a bunch of cops and throwing a box of donuts at them.


acoustic sets under the canopies on the Barbican throughout August.

Wed.26 Liskeard

11.30pm. £Free Original Songs, Blues, Harmonica, Lapslide Guitar


The Barley Sheaf. Church St. PL14 3AQ. 9pm. £free. Please email for a slot.

PETE BERRYMAN. The Barley Sheaf. Church St. PL14 3AQ. 9pm. £5 Superb acoustic guitar work.


RESOLUTION 242. Ride Café, 45 Tavistock Place. 10pm – 10.45pm. £2. A politically Plymouth CAFÉ ACOUSTICA. The B-bar. motivated ska/dub/punk group, writing songs with strong messages Barbican Theatre, Castle conveyed with great tunes and Street, The Barbican. 8pm. catchy riffs. £2. Our fortnightly showcase of unplugged talent, hosted by singer- resolution242 + A CERTAIN SHADE. 11pm -12am. A clever blend of Dub, songwriter Jessie Mullen, with Doc Wallace, bluesman Andy Quick and funk and soul. Laid back and groovy. Having just been touring with Finlaye Aron Ford. Quaye, they are as eager as ever to WATERING HOLE ACOUSTIC SESSIONS, The Watering Hole, show the world their love. myspace. com/acertainshademusic Quay Road, The Barbican. 1pm-3pm. A host of top local musicians perform acoustic sets Fri.28 under the canopies on the Barbican throughout August.

ARTS Braunton

Thu.27 Exeter

ZAMBA. The London Inn. 10pm.


AEON FESTIVAL. Shobrooke ROSIE EADE. Exeter Park Estate. (see F word for more Picturehouse. 51, Bartholomew details) Street West, EX4 3AJ. Jas Walker (Tbc) + Mani Dawlish CRUSH UK . LANSDOWNE. 8 Falmouth Park Road, EX7 9LQ - 01626 TOM DALE. The Tap Room. 863201. 9.45pm - Midnight 3 Old Brewery Yard. 9.30 -

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MIKE ISAAC BAND. The B-bar. Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican. 8pm. £3. A heady mix of fusion, funk, jazz and Latin grooves with great tunes and exciting soloists, from this outfit led by bass guitar funkateer Mike. THE VIBRATORS. The Hippo. 9 Bath Street. PL1 3LT. WATERING HOLE ACOUSTIC SESSIONS, The Watering Hole, Quay Road, The Barbican. 1pm-3pm + 8-10pm. A host of top local musicians perform acoustic sets under the canopies on the Barbican throughout August.



AEON FESTIVAL. Shobrooke Park Estate. (see F word for more details)


THE MIGHTY OFFBEATS. The Barley Sheaf. Church St. PL14 3AQ. 9pm. £free. First class Ska band.


WATERING HOLE ACOUSTIC SESSIONS, The Watering Hole, Quay Road, The Barbican. 1pm-3pm + 8-10pm. A host of top local musicians perform acoustic sets under the canopies on the Barbican throughout August.


TONY HAVEN. Gaslights Bar. Station Hill, TR15 2PP. £free.


BobKatZ. TOPSHAM REGATTA. High Street, 8pm – 10pm



AEON FESTIVAL. Shobrooke Park Estate. (see F word for more details)


Party in the Park. Trereife Park, Newlyn. £7 – mid afternoon to midnight. Party In The Park is all about the best local bands playing

Surf brand Quiksilver have launched the ultimate Unsigned music search this autumn in conjunction with Gibson Guitars and MySpace. They are searching for a mix of talented bands, solo artists and an enigmatic rock chick who can either be the front woman of a band or a dynamic female solo artist. Winners will be invited to play at the Quik Pro France WCT surf event in Hossegor on 23 Sept. Other performance slots that can be won include the Tony Hawk Show in Paris, launch parties and film premieres, and the winner will also receive £500 worth of Quiksilver clothing each season… To enter, visit and submit a short clip of you or your band performing your favourite song. All videos will be put into a ‘best of’ video playlist which will be updated on a weekly basis and will remain onsite until the competition closes on 14 Sept. Once judges have picked a shortlist the semi finalists will be contacted and asked to upload another one minute video, answering a set of questions about themselves for the next stage of the competition. The winners will be chosen based on their musical ability and personalities. (Please note, all entrants must be over 16 yrs old).

in front of the best crowd, all under one roof! The event is being held under cover in marquees within the beautiful and historic grounds of Trereife Park. Surgeons, Oracy + Call For A Hero + San Pablo + Kernow Vibration + Tongue and Groove + many more


B:FEST 09. The B:lush Lounge. 102 Tavistock Pl. PL4 8AY. £1.50 Adv or £2.50. 1pm-5am. Showcasing local Live Bands, DJ’s and MC’s. BHODAZAFFA. Juncfest The Junction. 6 Mutley Plain. PL4 6LA. 2pm. All day Metal & Rock. WATERING HOLE ACOUSTIC SESSIONS, The Watering Hole, Quay Road, The Barbican. 1pm-3pm. A host of top local musicians perform acoustic sets under the canopies on the Barbican throughout August.

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Mondays Exeter

Koola. 10pm-2am, £tbc. Huge


special D’n’B night with guests Subfocus, Garry K, Re-Defeat and guests.

CAFE SABROSO. Latin & Salsa.. Timepiece. Little Castle Street.

MONDAY MADNESS. Arena Special guest on the 10th DJ Food. Summerland St. 10pm-2.30am, £7adv, 10-1am. + Support: Heavy Advance tickets £3 available from reps and the student guild. Exeter’s Stylus and Guests. THE MONDAY MIXER.Timepiece. Little Castle Street.

DJ Spin Doctor.


BAR 150 Remedies. The Moor. 10pm-2am, £free. D’n’B, reggae, indie etc.


FREE MONEY. Berties Nightclub. East St, 10pm-4am. Free Money

Mondays we’re they’re giving away free cash! Resident DJ Will.B mashes up the best Chart/Dance/ RnB/Indie/Party. varies. FULL MOON PARTY, Barracuda, Cliff Rd, 9pm-late, £free B4 10pm.

£1.50 drinks all night. Chart, party and dance.

PURETASTIC, Pure, Tolcarne Rd, 9pm-late, £tbc. Four rooms, hosted

by Puretastic DJ’s playing funky house, R’’B and dance anthems.

SUPER CHY MONDAYS. The Chy & Koola, 12 Beach Rd. 10pm3.30am, £4/£2. DJ’s Robin Parris

& Proof playing hip hop, funk, party, breaks, indie, rock, dance, grime, R’n’B, reggae, D’n’B, gypsy swing kinda thing & cheap booze for locals!


BIG NIGHT OUT. Varsity, Derrys Cross. 9pm-2am. More party,

BEATAMIX. Revolution, Derrys Cross. 9pm-2am, £2/free B4 10pm.

Barbican Leisure Park. 7pm-2am, £5/£4 NUS. Plymouth’s biggest

student night with 70’s, 80’s, 90’s party in the New York Disco, Commercial classics in the Ice House.

St Austell

OFFICE PARTY Fahrenheit, The Parade. 10pm-2.30am, £2/free B4 11pm. Commercial night.



£free, 10pm-2am. Chilled sounds. GLITCH! Shades. £2/£1 NUS, 10pm - late. Indie-electro, nu-rave & I.D.M.


ANTHEMS The Barracuda. 10pm3am, £3. All your favourite indie,

rock, dance & R’n’B anthems with DJ Andy Howard & DJ Murray. LOCALS NIGHT. The Beach. 10pm-2am, £tbc. DJ Gary Roberts

does his thing on a party tip.

PROPAGANDA. Berties Nightclub. East St, 10pm-4am. UK’s Biggest

Indie/student night PROPAGANDA with guest DJ’s from Futureheads/ Fratellis/Hoosiers and loads more. Over 18’s only.


PLAY. The Barn Club. 10pm-2am, Entry £3 b4 12pm, £4 after. HALF PRICE entry b4 12pm for students with ID. Buses running from hayle.

Student night with commercial tunes.


LOVE TUESDAYS. Ride Cafe. 10pm-4am, £free. Wonkey Ben &

Wednesdays Exeter

HIGHEST GRADE SOUND SYSTEM. Amber Rooms, 161 Sidwell St. 9pm-12am, £free.

BIG STUDENT NIGHT. Party Puls-8. Dancehall & reggae vibes. LEGENDS. The Student Night . 10pm-2am, £4/£2 NUS. DJ Dean Timepiece. Little Castle Street

playing the party classics.


STUDENT NIGHT. L2 Nightclub, Calenick Street 9.30pm - 1.30am. THE OFFICE STUDENT NIGHT SOIREE The Office, 1 River Walk. 9pm-2am, £tbc. Featuring the latest

dance tunes and drinks deals with resident DJ Booney.


MONDAY’S FUN HOUSE. The Valbonne. 9.30pm-late, £5.

Commercial night.

All the best funky house, classic disco, rare beats & R’n’B.


dance tunes whilst the drink flows. Matt Burley spinning funk, breaks, FUNKOLOGY. Revolution. Derrys hip hop whilst the drinks are all Cross, 8pm-2am, £tbc. Fusing £1.50. funk, hip hop & breaks. TWO’S DAY. Revolution. 8pm-late. STUDENT NIGHT. Oceana, Funky house and dance classics.



strictlykev .

biggest student, with weekly themes.

THE ANGEL GUM CLUB. CHECK THE FLAVA! The Angel Bar. 32 Queen Street, EX4 3SR. £free, 9pm till 1am. DJ Dropsteady + Funk

Breaks / Groovy Soul / Nu-Jazz / Re-edits / Hiphop / Reggae.


QUIDS IN. Fahrenheit. The Parade. 10pm-2.30am, £2/£1 NUS. Student

night that does what it says on the tin!


DA PULSE. Shades, 4 Quay Hilll.11pm-2am, £2/£1 NUS. An

Calvin Harris at House of the Lord

BIG WEDNESDAY. Ride Cafe,Tavistock Place. 9pm-2am, £2. Wonky Ben - Hook up, kick

back, rock out. £1 drinks deals, this night is rammed every week!

The Koola, Newquay, Fri 7 August Warning! Roadblock alert. This is the official after show party for the Boardmasters Unleashed event, with a special set from the one and only Mr Cavlin Harris, fresh from his performance at Watergate Bay earlier in the evening. Responsible for great dance singles such as The Girls, Acceptable in the 80’s, and I’m Not Alone’, alongside his first album ‘I Created Disco, if you can’t get to see him live at Boardmasters, this is the next best thing! His latest single, ‘Ready for the Weekend’ is out on the 9 August, and the album of the same name is out on 16 August and is set to smash the charts.

Marcus Clarke with commercial tunes.

eclectic mix of electro, minimal, techno, breaks and drum & bass with Da Pulse.

rock night with DJ Mark Williams.

for the ladies. Chart and cheese music.

St Austell

LADIES NIGHT. Remedies, The Moor. 10pm-2am, £free. Free shot Q.COLLECTIVE Q. Bar, 15a Killigrew St. 8pm-late, £free. A mix

n blend of all things funky.

SUMMER VACATION C103.103 Union St. 10pm-2am, £5. Summer

clubbing, commercial tunes, giveaways, and drinks deals.

GAME ON. Varsity, Derrys Cross. 10pm-2am, £1. Commerical night. HUSH. Oceana. Barbican Leisure Park, 9pm-3am, £tbc. The best

in funk, hip-hop and R&B with resident DJ Benny Blanco.

JUZZY’S HARD ONES. Zero’s, 24 Lockyer St, 10.30pm-2am, £free.

Bouncy house, trance & hard Trance with DJ Juzzy B.

PARTY NIGHT . Walkabout, Derrys Cross. 10pm-2am, £free. DJ ROCK NIGHT. The Quay Club. 11 The Parade, The Barbican. £2 b4 11pm £3 after. 10pm-2am. Weekly SOUL NATION. View 2, Vauxhall St. 9pm-2am, £tbc. Soul, funk &


BOOGIE NIGHT. Puls-8, 14-16 High Cross St. 8:30pm-1am, £3. Ultimate

over 25s Party Night.



East St, 10.30pm-4am. Boardwalk Foam Beach Party. Don’t forget your beach gear!

8pm-1am, £tbc. Urban selector night with Face playing hip hop, R’n’B, dancehall, garage, funk & soul.

BEACH PARTY. Berties Nightclub.

BIG WEDNESDAY. The Beach, Central Sq, 9pm-1am, £free. Indie,

rock, R’n’B, hip hop, funk & soul with DJ Kai.

COYOTE WILD. The Koola. 10pm2am, £tbc. Party night, come

on down! (Special night on 5th August, see listing below)

PURE URBAN Pure Nightclub, 52 Tolcarne Rd. 10.30pm-3am, £6/£5 B4 12am, free B4 11pm. An urban

night of smoove grooves. Main room features R’n’B & hip hop and in the back room it’s all about garage, bassline and dubstep. Guests this month include...

FLAVA. Park Lane, 1 Torwood St.


THE BIG MIX WITH DJ PAUL BLEE L2, Calenick St. 9.30pm-1am, £3.

Featuring the latest tunes and drinks deals.

Thursdays Camborne

STUDENT NIGHT. The Corn Exchange, 19 Commercial St. 9pm1am, £5/£1 B4 10.30pm. Student

night with commercial tunes.


STOKED (under 18’s night). The Barracuda. 8pm-3am, £tbc. Open

INVASION OF THE RECORD SNATCHERS. Amber Rooms, 161 Sidwell St. Random selection of

THE JUMP OFF. Red Square. 10pm-2am, £2/free B4 10pm. Hip

SCANDALOUS. Timepiece, Little Castle St. 9pm-1.30am, £2 B4 11pm. Fresh mix of R’n’B with

to all, themed nights, who knows what might happen! hop, R’n’B & Crunk with DJ Proof.


tunes, 9pm-2am.

Aldo Vanucci & JSR.


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Summerland St. 9pm - 2am, £2/ free for ladies & NUS B4 11.30pm.

Cheese, R’n’B & chart, very busy student night!


LADIES NIGHT. Samantha’s, St Andrews Rd. 9.30pm-2am, £tbc.

Ladies discount and chart tunes. BABES & BOOTNECKS. Fahrenheit, 7 The Parade. 10pm2.30am, £3. Classic tunes, get



FAT HARRYS DISCO MACHINE GUN. Shades, 4 Quay Hilll. 11pm2am, £2. Disco classics and tunes TINY MUSIC. Remedies, The Moor. 10pm-2am, £free. Rock, indie and

alternative music.


BEERGOGGLES The Black Sheep, Station Approach. 8pm - 1am £FREE

DJ: Robin Parris: Music: Hip Hop, Funk, Electric Soul, Party Breaks & Beats + Selected Bottles & Shots £1 + Pizza & Pint £6. CONFLICT ROCK NIGHT. Red Square. 10pm-4am, £free. DJ Kai

spinning rock, indie, electro, punk, ska & metal. DANCE ANTHEMS. Berties Nightclub. East St, 10.30pm-4am.

Dance Anthems night for over 18’s.

STUDENT NIGHT. The Beach, Central Sq. £2. Top DJs, podium

dancers, beach games and giveaways.

SINSATION. Sailors, 11-17 Fore St. 9pm-2am, £tbc. Commercial dance

& party with Pete Jordan.


EASY LISTENING. View 2, Vauxhall St. 9pm-2am, £free. Blues & jazz. ESSENTIAL. Oceana, Barbican Leisure Park. 7pm-2am, £3/ free before 10pm. 70’s, 80’s, 90’s

party in the New York Disco, House/R’n’B in the Ice House.

GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER. Annabel’s Cabaret and Discotheque. 9pm-2am, £tbc. A

unique night for talented artists to impress a live audience.

ROCK NIGHT C103. 103 Union St. 10pm-2.30am, £ftbc. Mark

Williams new home, rock and more rock all night.

Judge Jules at Virus

The Koola, Newquay Sat 15 August Playing a special set before flying off to his weekly Judgement Sundays event in Ibiza, Radio 1’s Judge Jules touches down in Newquay for his annual party, hosted by Virus. Expect the finest in the latest dance and trance toons from the Judge, who is well known for his loud shirts and cheesy phases on the Radio – the Judge won’t budge! More info at NUS. DJ Stan Collins and BK One.


REMIX. Bohemia. 39 Torwood St. £tbc, 10.30pm - 3am. New weekly

gay club night launching with top London DJs & live entertainment.

WEEKEND WARM-UP. The Valbonne. 9.30pm-3am, £3/txt ‘mini’ to 82085 for free admission B4 12am. Freshest mix of RnB and

Commercial Dance

THE THURSDAY DISCOTHEQUE. Play. Victoria Parade, £free B4 12am. Commercial night.


MID WEEK MADNESS The Office, 1 River Walk. 9pm-2am, £tbc.

Emergency staff special with free entry, early start to the weekend.


MARISOC Marisco Nightclub, 10pm-2am, £tbc. Weeky hip hop

session with guests every week,

alongside residents. THURSDAY HOE DOWN. Zero’s. 24 Lockyer St. 10.30pm-2am, £free.

Fridays Gay night with resident DJ Stev-e playing club classics, chart R&B & Barnstaple Euro dance.



STUDENT PARTY NIGHT. Twilight Zone, Little Vauxhall. 9pm-1am, £1.

Expect chart & commercial tunes across the board.

St Austell

BEATS AND PIECES. Puls-8, 14-16 High Cross St. 9pm-1am, £4/£2

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DRUM & BASS SUMMER SESSION. The Underground. Inn On The Square, The Square, £5. 7pm-1am. A night of drum

and bass with DJ Odyssey & MC Fire MXL B2B Deddlee (the deadly duo) Millzy & Buzz & MC Johnny G.

CLUB Bideford

FUNKY FRIDAYS. Caesar’s Palace, King St. 11pm, £4. All the classics,

a DJ and no rules whatsoever.


PARTY NIGHT. Rogue Nightclub, 38 The Strand. 10pm- late, £3/free B4 11pm. Commercial dance.


THE RHYTHM. Rogue Nightclub. The Strand. £5 all night. 10pm 3am. A unique fusion of house &

electro beats from the Hijack djs, with live P.A from the Hijack band mixing in live percussion, sax, and vocals.


COLLISION HOLD IT DOWN. Timepiece, Little Castle St, 11pm-2am, £tbc. Indie night with

DJ Tezza (Phonic FM) & guests playing the best in new, current and classic indie and alternative tunes. Upstairs, Residents Mr Onions, Heavy Stylus and guests spin hip-hop, breaks, soul, jazz, broken beat and more.

FRIDAYS ARENA. Summerland St. 9pm-3am, £5/£4/Free B4 11pm.

Commercial tunes, no trainers.

SOUNDS OF THE UNEXPECTED. Amber Rooms, 161 Sidwell St. 10pm-3am, £2/free B4 11pm. 60’s,

70’s global funk, beats.

Xclusive. NV Nightclub. 9.30pm2am, £3/£2. Sexy Urban Music

/ Grime / Hip Hop / Bassline / Garage . Residents Killa B & DJ Ugly with Killa B & DJ Ugly & special guests.



THE WEEKEND WARM-UP. Samantha’s, St Andrews Rd. 9.30pm-2am, £tbc. Start the

weekend in style, cheesy tunes, NUS discounts and drinks promos. TIMEWARP. Fahrenheit. 7 The Parade. 10pm-3.30am, £5/£3 B4 11pm. Requests and chart toons

all night!


FRIDAY NIGHTS. Toast. 6.30pm2am. £free. Something different

every week! 2nd Friday of the month with DJ Dante Gabriel (Groove Juice), 3rd Friday of the month with Plymouth’s DJ Skank Marvin and Hong Kong Ping Pong’s Spinforth rounds things off on the last Friday of the month.

WEEKEND WARM-UP. Remedies. 10pm-2am, £free. Chart n cheese

with Matt Shepherd.


The Watermans, £tbc 9pm-2am.

Funky beats breaks and mash up to the sea side...

Gwithian 14th HONG KONG PING PONG CLUB. The Sandsifter. TR27 4LE. £4/5 on the door. 9pm - 2am.

Bringing its summer monthly residency of funky beats breaks and mash up to the sea side... with Nice Up! And Bastard Jazz.

31st ALDO VANUCCI HOUSE PARTY. Sandsifter, £3. 9 till late.

Plymouths 14th best DJ Hot remixes of your fave tunes get 21st JECKYLL & HYDE PROMOTIONS PRESENTS. Tiggas your dancin shoes on your gonna Bar. Magdalen St, £3 in adv)/£3.50 need em.... on the door. 8pm-1am. Punk night Newquay Fizzy Milk gone for a Second plus

Love Riot

Isobar is Dead, St Ives, Sat 8 August, 9pm-3am, £8 Australia’s No.1 House DJ’s The DJ Duo which are taking the world by storm stop by in little old St Ives for another full on Love Riot party. Support comes from Ry Spenceley and friends.

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C.O.D.E. RED. Red Square (upstairs). 10pm-4am, £free.

Bringing you drum and bass with gresidents on a weekly basis with special guests.

Dj’s Si and Mat. Expect friendly atmosphere and to hear some house music classics. Occasional guest Dj’s.Info 07868143721.

hip hop, funk and breaks.

FUNKY FRIDAY BEACH PARTY. The Beach Nightclub. 9pm-3am, £tbc. Chart/dance & retro tunes. HED KANDI. Pure. 52 Tolcrane Road. TR7 2NQ. £10. 10.30pm 3am. The exclusive;y cool and

freshest new music, electro and mash ups.

funk classics with DJ Apache.

DJ PARKER. Ride Cafe, Tavistock Place. 10pm-2am. Playing quality

retro tunes to shake your booty with John London.

MASH UP FRIDAY, Barracuda, Cliff Rd, 9pm-late, £free B4 10pm. The

The Puls8 Allstar dj’s on rotation playing chart, R’n’B & dance.

DJ APACHE. View 2, Vauxhall St. HOUSE RULES. Queens Head, £5/£4/£3/free B4 10.30pm, 9pmNorth St. £free. 8pm -12am. late. Soul, swing, R’n’B, Motown & Groovy house music laid down by

FLIRT. Sailors, Fore St. 9.30pm2am, £ladies free. Chart/dance &

stylish house night every week at Cornwall’s freshest Superclub - with four different rooms & exclusive VIP area. Dress code: Deliciously Stylish

Urban House. revolution-bars.

Pure Urban

Pure Nightclub, Newquay, Wed 26 August, 10.30pm-3am, £6/£5 B4 12am Pumping R’n’B, hip hop and breaks at this weekly session steps up a gear as party animal, Krafty Kutz from Fingerlickin records rolls into town, alongside A.Skills and the Streetwise Music crew. Expect a full on breaks fest on an epic scale.

DOLLY MIXTURES. Zero’s, 24 Lockyer St. 10.30pm-4am, £4. Gay

St Ives

FUNKY FRIDAYS. The Treasury, Royal Parade. 9pm-3am, £tbc.

Robin Parris plays Guitars vs Beats.

night with resident DJs Stev-E & Juzzy B play cheese, chart R’n’B, dance and hard house.

KAPOW!! Guitars vs Beats the Isobar Is Dead. 11pm - 3am £Ladies FREE/£2/£3

Funky grooves.


all night.

Under 18’s night, commercial dance all night.

FUNKY FRIDAYS. Annabel’s Cabaret and Discotheque, Vauxhall St. 8pm-late, £tbc. Funky grooves

EVOLUTION UNDER 18’S. Play, Harbourside, 7pm-10.30pm, £5/£4.

FRIDAYS. The Valbonne. HOUSEAHOLICS. 45 Degrees, Union St. 8pm-3am, £free B4 10pm. 10pm-2.30am, £2/free B4 12am.

Dirty, jackin, electro & funky house Commercial tunes. FULL TILT. Bohemia. £6/£4 B4 with resident Damien James plus 11pm, 10.30pm-late. Hard dance special guests. night with regular guests and ON DEMAND. The Quay Club. special nights. Special guest 11 The Parade, The Barbican, plays his chart mash-up mix. RnB/ PL1 2JL. £3 b4 midnight, £4 after. on 30th with the Official Global Indie/Party with special guests Eastern Green. 10.30pm - 4am. 80p 11pm - late. Playing music across Underground Tour returns to the this summer including Chappers entry B4 12 with flyer more after. the board. You request it, they’ll South West with James Lavelle, & Dave (Radio 1) and Max & OB Dj Tony Douglas & Jurassic Dave play it! 4Play DJs, Jam the Channel, (Hollyoaks). 70s & 80s fancy dress welcome. ROCK SHOW C103. 103 Union St. Stuart Wilkinson. HOUSE OF THE LORD The Koola. TEMPTATION. Secrets. Branwells 10pm-3.30am. £5/£4/£3 B4 11pm. LADIES NIGHT. The Venue. 9pm9pm-3am, £tbc. House night with Lane, 10.30-3am, £5. 2 Poles, Rock with Mark Williams playing 1am, £3/ladies free all night. The special guests. Private booths, Beautiful women, Rock, indie and punk. biggest party in town. VIP dance areas, catering THANK FUNK IT’S FRIDAYS. Berties Nightclub. East St, 10.30pm-4am, £free. DJ Will B


Koola. 9pm-4am, £tbc. House night with special guest Calvin Harris playing at the offical Boardmasters Unleashed afterparty. Get your tickets quick!


CLUB 2K FRIDAYS. Club 2k, Branwell Mills, 10.30pm-4am, £tbc.

Chart cheese dance and reggae. First 50 get free entry wrist bands for following week, drinks from Ł1.50, DJ’s CQ, Boris and Max Honeyman DIRTY DISCO Bar 2k, Bramwells Mill. 10pm-3.30am, £free. Chunky,

funky house and electro with Charlie G, Tommie Quick, Greg Zizique, Mark B & Ashley Thomas.


for stag and hen night. Info


CRISIS. White Rabbit. Bretonside Bus Station. £1. 12am - 5am. An

eclectic hot mix of Indie/Punk/ Rock/Hip-Hop/Funk/80’s. Served to you by JC & OZ. 07886821408.

DETENTION. Oceana. £free before

10.30pm £4 after. 70’s, 80’s, 90’s party in the New York Disco, house & RnB in the Ice House.

21st SUBHEAVY. Maggies. Bretonside. £3 b4 11 / £5 after. 10pm - 2am. Subheavy dubstep served up by resident djs on a 10K rig.

Polzeath 21st RIDDUM UP. Carters. £free entry 8pm-12am. Reggae tunes with DJ Tuskan & Steppin Razor.

Porthtowan 7th EASYLIFE DJS. Blue Bar.

£free entry 8pm-12am. Easylife DJs return with a bag full of vinyl delights for your musical Rob and Clubroom Session mixing pleasures. Club Classics, Dance Anthems, St Austell RnB and Chart. Main Bar: Classic FRIDAY NIGHT. Puls-8. St Austell, 10pm - 2am. Ladies free B4 11pm. RnB, Soul, Hip Hop, Garage and

DIRTY STOP OUT. Revolution. Derry Cross. £free until 11pm. DJ

7th HINDSIGHT. Bohemia. 39 Torwood St. £10. 9pm - 5am. The

annual Hindsight ‘Summer Main Event’ at their new regular home. Two rooms playing hard style, trance and old skool with guests Kutski (Radio 1), SY & MC Storm, Mark EG, Seduction, M-Zone, Sharkey, Frisky, Nick the Kid and many more. Massive night, only happens once a year so make the effort.

14th REMIX. Bohemia. 39

Torwood St. £5. 11pm - 3am. Gay clubnight with International DJ/ Producer WAYNE G (Heaven, Sydney Mardi Gras, San Francisco & LA Pride, China Pride (HK),

CLUB Atlantis Cruises).


Office, 7pm- 10am, £5/£3 b4 8pm.

Special under 18’s night presented by Hothouse with bands Oracy, San Pablo & Ryan Ashley Jones, and dJ’s. Put together by students from Truro & Penwith college, rasing money for Tanya’s Courage Trust.

mixed bag of hip hop, disco, funk, techno classics, ‘60s, indie & deep house. Basically anything goes!

STRICTLY VINYL. The Angel. Queen St. 9pm - 2am. £free. Proper

job old skool, funk, reggae, breaks and hip hop. Bump and grind with the Angel residents! Info: 01392 432611.

NICHE MARKET. Amber Rooms.

9pm-late, £free B4 11pm. Tracing the roots of rock n roll each week CHARLIE G FAREWELL MASH-UP playing a selection of the finest The Office, 9pm- 2am, £5 b4 11pm. soul, beat, mod, ska, punk, new Special D’n’B night with headline wave, indie, rock and pop with DJ sets from Blame, and Hospital Top Cat. Records Logistics with the Digital Passion. NV Nightclub. local hero’s Klimax, Benny MC, 9.30pm-2am, £5/£3 B4 11pm. Premise, MC Crisis, and a special House, commercial dance, trance first ever and last ever drum and & electro with resident DJ’s. bass set from promoter Charlie G. 1st PAMS HOUSE GO WEST


Saturdays Bideford

CLUB CHEESE SANDWICH. Ceasar’s Palace. 10.30pm – 3am, £5. Two rooms, one for Dance

2ND BIRTHDAY Exeter Phoenix Centre, 6pm-2am, £15/£10 in adv. Huge hard dance special

celebrating 2yrs of Pam’s House in Exeter, tonight with guests Andy Whitby, Anne Savage & K90.

and R ‘n’B and one for pure filthy cheese.

1st TRASH CITY. The Cavern. 83-84 Queen St, £free before 9pm. Then £5. Doors 8pm - 2.30am.

PARTY NIGHT. Rogue Nightlcub. 10pm-late, £3/£free B4 11pm.

Commercial dance.

8th INDIE CLUB. The Cavern. 83-84 Queen St. EX4 3RP. Doors 8-2.30 Free B4 9pm!


(FORMERLY KIT HILL FESTIVAL). Newbridge Festival. Durnaford Farm Newbridge Callington. PL17 7HP. 12.50. 6pm - 6am. J

8th JECKYLL & HYDE PROMOTIONS PRESENTS. Tiggas Bar. Magdalen St, 7.30pm - 1am, £3 in adv/£3.50 on the door. Snakebite

decadent city thoughts of betrayal vanadium.


MAJIK (infrared) Rico & Scoop (DNA records), Katalyst (niche) J-Damm Doomka Howard Bass General Flava Gulli and all the local dnbjungle DJs. Valley below Cadsonbury fort Hill. There is camping, beer tent and hot food and light refreshments. It is open to 16s and over. 07914201740.



HEATWAVE. Fahrenheit. 10pm3.30am, £5. Chart & dance to

celebrate the weekend.

SATURDAYS. Samantha’s. 9.30pm2am, £tbc. The biggest and

best night out in Exmouth, chart anthems and drinks promos.


MAKING BREAD. Toast. 6.30pm 2am, £free. Mash up fun with Ben

D.S. and Louis.Lou.I - Hip Hop, Reggae, nu-funk, nu-jazz, breaks, guests TBC joining the Satisfaction jungle, swingbeat, dubstep & UK Garage. Last Saturday of every residents. month hosted by UFO with DJ Exeter Mitch playing electro. METAL NIGHT, Artful Dodger, St Gwithian Davids, 10pm-3am, £tbc. Metal night with guest bands. 1st PIRATE NIGHT. Sandbar. PARTY, The Corn Exchange 9pm-3am, £7/£6 B4 11pm. Special

POSITIVE PARTY NIGHT. Arena, Summerland St. 9pm-3am, £6. The

latest chart and party hits, smart dress only, no trainers or scuffy clothes, make an effort please!

INFILTRATE EX4, Fore St. 10pmlate, Entry £5 all night, girls get in free before 11pm.

Praa Sands. Raft Race Pirate

Party. 9pm till late, £5. Pirate fancy dress night at the Sandbar, Praa Sands. An evening warm up for the annual Pirate Raft Race on the Sunday. Expect funky house DJs, wild Pirates and much more!

15th BACK TO FUNK, ELECTRO Playing Hip Hop, RnB, Grime, LOVE. Sandsifter. 1 Godrevy Dubstep with DJ UGLY and guests. Towans. 9pm to 2am. £6adv/ £7 World beat. Timepiece. 8pmon the door. Funk Room: Nigel 1.30am, £4/£2 B4 11pm. DJ A magazine | 59


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Pengelly, Andre and Percussion Supremo La Casa Martin. Electro Room: DJs Nic Narley, Jay Stu, Timbo and Rob G.


EYE CANDY. Berties Nightclub. East St,, Eye Candy Ladies Free b4 11pm. 2 Clubs

means more choice. Cornwall’s biggest nightclub brings the UK’s biggest acts and DJ’s to Newquay on Saturdays. Main Club: Resident DJ Will.B mashes up the best Chart/Dance/RnB/Indie/Party with special guests including Scott Mills/ Greg James/Jaguar Skills and loads more. Club 2: Party & Cheese varies.

HOUSE RULES. Chy. 10.30pm3.30am, £5. House all the way! THE BIG WEEKEND. The Beach. 10.30pm-3.30am, £4/free B4 11pm.

DJs Kai & Leon playing Rnb, dance, party, indie, garage, 70s funk & soul over 3 floors.

PASSION. Sailors. 9.30pm-2am,

Roller Fever

Exeter Phoenix, Sat 8 Aug 8pm/£13 entry with skate hire and £10.50 if you have your own skates. Get your skates on for Exeter’s first ever roller disco! Roller Fever is putting the fun back into going out whether you’re a pro skater or an absolute beginner! Expect an eclectic mix of classic disco, funk, soul and R ‘n’ B to get you enjoying the kitsch cool atmosphere and rolling with confidence. Dress up to get down for an unforgettable night of clubbing on wheels!

£tbc. Chart, dance & retro tunes to shake your booty with DJs John London & Pete Jordan. Drum and Bass and Breakbeat TWISTED PASSION. Pure. 52 Bombshells. Tolcrane Road. £ £8 before 8pm / £10 thereafter. 4pm - Hosting

the best in clubbing from around the globe 4 Different rooms 7 Bars Exclusive VIP area. DJ’s Moggsta, Womble, K & Olly D.

22nd RESTLESS D&B. Club 2k. Branwells Mill. TR18 2LQ.

10pm-3am. £10/£12otd. D’n’B with scratch master, DJ Hype, supported by Mr Nice, Skint & J West, Mannerz, Re Defeat. MC’s: SCREAMADELICA The Barracuda, Daddy Earl – Johnny G – Mr Mo Cliff Rd, 9pm till 5am, £tbc. Indie – Bam MC. all night.



Radio 1’s Judge Jules plays his only Newquay date this summer, you know it’s going to be a special night, get there early!

DJ Skank Marvin with a mash up party selection from funk, reggae and hip hop thru dubstep and drum n bass.

JULES. The Koola. 9pm-4am, £tbc.

29th LISA LASHES. The Koola. 9pm-4am, £tbc. The world’s

number one female DJ hits the decks for this special night.


LUVD-UP Barn Club. 10.30pm4am, £8/£7/£6. Party night, drinks

deals, commercial tunes, with resident Djs Tony Douglas and DJ Max Honeyman. More info at


BAC BAR SATURDAYS North Hill, 10pm - late, £free. Resident

BEAT THE CLOCK. Varsity. Derrys Cross. 9pm-2am. Drinks promos

& deals.

DJ APACHE. View 2. Vauxhall St. 9pm-late, £5/£4/£3/free B4 10pm.

Soul, swing, R’n’B, Motown & funk classics with DJ Apache in the main room & Ryan Platts downstairs playing funky house, classic soul & Motown. FREE CUBA PARTY. The B-bar, Barbican Theatre, Castle Street.

DJ Power Lisboa plays the best in

2K. Branwells Mill, £5 before 12am. Cuban and Cuban-inspired tunes. 11pm-late. Madam Zu (s/w no.1 From Son to Salsa, from New York

hardstyle legend), Elly-Mental (drum & bass), Turner (hard house), Jed Aye (hard trance), Dex Offender (hardstyle), Dandee (hardcore techno).


Studio Bar. Bread St. TR18 2EQ. Free all night. 10pm - 2.30am. The

Soul to latino hip hop. 8pm. Free. Info: 01752 242021 FRESH CITY Candy Store. 10pm5am, £5/£3. Main room: R&B,

hip hop and bashment from DJ Jonezy, DJ Snake and Danny Fresh. Room 2: Garage Love with Mr Flexx and residents spinning garage.

Blue Body Beatz crew are back upstairs at the Studio Bar dropping ULTIMATE SATURDAY NIGHT Dubstep Depthcharges, Renegade EXPERIENCE The Quay Club &

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CLUB Barbican Live Lounge. 11 The Parade, The Barbican, PL1 2JL. £2/£4 for both venues. 8pm 4am. Two venues, playing music

across the board. You request it, they’ll play it!

PARTY NIGHT. Walkabout, Derrys Cross. 10pm-2am, £free. Latest

chart & dance hits with DJ Darren Watts. PROVOKE. Revolution, Derrys Cross. 8pm-2am, £3/free B4 10pm. A collection of R’n’B,

this special party.

Rosudgeon, Nr Penzance 15th LOVE RIOT TOUR. The Coach & Horses. The Barn Dance

ft. The Other Band. It’s onto Rosudgeon’s local village pub The Coach & Horses for a full blown Marquee event called ‘The Barn Dance’ with a fancy dress theme of hillbilly’s & girls, rest assured you can expect a highly unique evening out!

chart, funky house & disco over two floors.

St Austell

weekly rotation- Aldo Vanucci, Matt Taylor and Bad Adams.

Massive party night with the best chart/dance and party classics slammed in the mix.

RIDE DJ’S. Ride Cafe, Tavistock Place. 10pm-2am. DJ’s on a SEXY SOULFUL FUNKY AND HOUSE. Annabel’s Cabaret and

Discotheque. 8pm-late, £tbc.

BIG WEEKEND. Puls-8. 10pm2am, £6 B4 11pm. Dj Stevie G,

St Ives 8th LOVE RIOT. Isobar is

THE WEEKEND. Oceana. 7pm2am, £free b4 10.30pm £5 after.

Dead. St Ives, 9pm – 3am. £8.

Mike Cook from the South West.


Australia’s No.1 House DJ’s . The DJ Duo which are taking the world by storm. plus Ry Spenceley and friends. ZERO’S. Zero’s, Lockyer St. 10pm22nd MY HEROS KILLED 4am, £4. Regular gay night with COWBOYS. Isobar is Dead. St resident DJ and friends playing Ives, 9pm – 3am. £7/£6 B4 12am. club classics, handbag, uplifting Guests tonight are from one of house & camp classics. the coolest record label around, 1st CITY LIGHTS. Voodoo Kitsune from Paris - The Streetlife Lounge. Drake Circus, £4. 9pm DJs - expect mixed up old funk 4am. Quality NORTHERN SOUL, and disco records with electro, Crossover & Modern Soul spun house and techno. Support from by our special guest DJs Moldie (Lightwater) & Matt (Trowbridge) Jac the Disco, Dave Spenceley & plus Ady Heaney, Pete Andrews & Get Waxy. 70’s, 80’s, 90’s party in the New York Disco, House/RnB in the Ice House.

1st GARAGE CATS. White

Rabbit. Bretonside Bus Station, £4. 10pm - 4am. feat. My Timnig,

my Tiger and GarageCats DJs // The biggest upcoming club night in Plymouth!

1st GOODGREEF XTRA HARD. 103. 103 Union Street, £10/£12. 10.30pm – 5am. Main Room:

Goodgreef – Hard Dance. Kutski, Adam Lab4, Pete Kingwell, K-Front / Loki, Hakka. Room 2: FastTrack Hardcore. Gammer, Kutski, Elzy b2b Dan Berry, Kinger b2b Sean Hamley, Mikey C b2b Stripez, Maff Dillon, MC’s: Age-O / Jay-P / Billy B.

KINDA FUNKY. Bohemia. 41 Torwood St. 10pm-4am, £tbc.Funk,

R’n’B & soul with resident DJs Paul Bowden, Ben McGowan, Iain McKenzie and guests.

SATURDAYS Play. 26 Victoria, Harbourside. 10pm-2am, £tbc.

Commercial dance.

THE BIGGEST PARTY IN TOWN. The Valbonne. 10pm-3am, £5/£4 B4 11.30pm/£2.50 B4 10.30pm.

Commercial & uplifting house, anything goes.


EVIL GENIUS, THE ONE EYED CAT. One Eyed Cat. 116 Kenwyn St, £free, 9pm-1am The latest

15th TIME SHIFT. Voodoo

funky, sexy, dirty house music brought to you by Dr Evil Genius. 07968 433227.

Night, playing music from across the genres including:- Rock / Pop / Psychedelia / New Romantic / Goth / Punk / Glam / Disco / Soul / Funk / Motown / Two Tone etc.

DJ Paul Blee, house and trance with DJ Marc Holden. Look out for special events - Live performace from Blazin Squad on 20th June.

Lounge. Drake Circus, £free, SATURDAYS L2. Calenick St. 9pm10pm - 3am. 60s / 70s / 80s Retro 2am, £5. Chart and cheese with

29th MAGIK BULLET. White

Rabbit, £tbc, 9pm - 5am. Huge 5th

THE BIG NIGHT OUT The Office, 1 River Walk. 9pm-2am, £tbc.

Weekend party for over 21’s. Birthday special Breaks night with 1st LOVE RIOT TOUR. BOY Damo and guests Rektchordz, 8-BIT. One Eyed Cat. ft. Boy 8-Bit D-Ranged, Phil Banks & Samuel & Ry Spenceley. Love Riot return alongside the old residents for magazine | 63

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CLUB to Truro for another full on event under a church roof! On deck duties will be our very own DJ wonderkid Ry Spenceley with an extremely special guest Boy 8-Bit.

8th BOCA 45 The Old Grammar School, 19 St Mary St. 9pm-2am, £6. Funk Soul & B-boy breaks with

15th SHANGHAI DISCO The Old Grammar School, 19 St Mary’s St. 9pm - 2am. £free. DJ Robin Parris

plays hip hop, funk, electric soul, party breaks & beats.


Old Grammar School, 19 St Mary’s St. 9pm - 2am. £free. DJ Robin

29th JELLY JAZZ The Old

Grammar School, 19 St Mary’s St. 9pm - 2am. £4. DJs Pete Isaac &

Blacc Jazz spinning funk and jazz.

Sundays Exeter

WORLDBEAT. Timepiece. Little Castle St, 8pm-12.30am, £2/free B4 9pm. The wind-down session with

Gwithian 2nd PIRATE RAFT RACE. Praa

your own raft or watch with amusement. Pirate fancy dress essential, bands, stalls, DJs and bar on the beach throughout the day, finishing with a beach party bonfire late into the evening. Fundraising for Shelter Box charity. Info 07968 818664.


Boat Party & Bohemia, Torquay, Sun 30 August The Infamous Flawless Boat Party is back and booming, this time around rocking the boat to its rafters before heading back to Bohemia there special private party. Guests lined up include Empathies own Stuart Wilkinson, 4playDJs and special guest James Lavelle (tbc) His latest mix, Global Underground 37 – Bangkok is out on 3 August and you can get your free 20min mini promo mix at unkle. com Or log on to 247magazine. com and download it from there! The party continues in the club until well into the early hours and as it’s a bank holiday, it doesn’t matter!

RELOADED. Sailors, Fore St. £tbc, 9pm-late. Round the weekend off

some serious grinding! Expect the best in Afro, reggae, ragga, Spanish, salsa, Arabic & R’n’B flavas. Well worth checking out.

Sands Beach. Praa Sands. TR20. Free. 11am to 11pm. Join in with

Flawless present James Lavelle

with DJ’s Scuff & True (DMC finalists). Guests this month include Copyright and the Brookes Brothers on 2nd, Conan Liquid & Chase and Status (DJ Set) on the 9th, DJ Meme and Aphrodite on the 16th, Joey Negro and Commix on the 23rd and finally Timmy Vegas and Jumping Jack Frost, Darren Jay & MC Shabba on the 30th August.

Parris plays hip hop, funk, electric soul, party breaks & beats.


support from Blacc Jazz.

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Sandsifter, The grande finale will be taking place at The Sandsifter in Gwithian. Expect something special to end the summer with a real bang.


BELUSHI’S LAZY SUNDAY. Belushi’s, Fore St. 9pm onwards,

£free. Enjoy uninterrupted ocean views on the sun terrace with a sizzling bbq and chilled live acoustic music.

DIRTY SANCHEZ. Berties Nightclub. East St, 10.30pm-4am.

Dirty Sanchez Live! Dirty Sanchez start shocking Newquay on Sundays from Sunday 26th July varies.

NATURAL RHYTHM present PURE SESSIONS. Pure Nightclub, Tolcarne Rd, 9pm-3am, £8/£6 B4 10pm. House / drum & bass / hip

hop / soul & funk over 3 rooms. Main room hosted by Stereo

with commercial tunes.

STOKED (under 18’s night). The Barracuda. 8pm-3am, £tbc. Open

My Hero’s Killed Cowboys

Isobar is Dead, St Ives Sat 22 August Cornwall’s hottest new party starters are asking you to prepare for one of the best and most entertaining DJ sets you’ve ever heard as they host the South West debut of French artists, The Streetlife DJs from record label Kitsune, Paris. The duo with over 30 years turntable experience between them have a blatant disregard for musical styles. Pete Tong quoted “If you think Soulwax meets Coldcut meets Sasha and Digweed then you’re kinda in the right ballpark ... if there is such a place? The Streetlife guys mix up old funk and disco records with electro, house and techno to utterly devastating effect. Joining them will be MHKC regulars Jac The Disco, Dave Spenceley of Sir Vinyl and Porthleven’s Get Waxy DJs who entertained the nocturnal of Glastonbury 09.

Mutants (Defected Records) with added percussion from Martin Blood (Ministry of Sound) & Live sax from Miles Davis. Soundshaft host the D’n’B with Re-Defeat & friends, alongside special guests. The Players Lounge is hosted by Club Peel with Dave & Lee Grimshaw and finally, the Funktion room hosts the Supasoul Disco

to all, themed nights, who knows what might happen!

THE EXPRESSIONS SESSIONS. Fistral Beach Bar. Fistral Beach. 8 till Late. £free. Live Music featuring

local talent. Hosted by Dean O Donnell.


SUNDAYS WITH BORIS. Club 2k. Branwell Lane, 7pm - 3am

Live entertainment with DJ Boris.


CHURCH OF ZERO’S SUNDAY SESSIONS. Zero’s , 24 Lockyer St, 10pm-2am, £free. Regular gay

night with resident DJ Stev-E playing chart, R&B, bouncey house & trance.

LOVE R’N’B. Revolution, Derrys Cross. 10pm-2am. £free. R’n’B

all night.

SUNDAY LOVE VIEW 2. Vauxhall St. £tbc, 9pm-late. Music for

lovers, whatever they may be!

THE SUNDAY CLUB. Ride Club. 9pm-4am. DJ Super Duper Dan

serves up party mashups as you recoever from your come down!


SUNDAY NIGHTS. Play Nightclub 10pm-late, £4. Drinks

deals and commercial tunes.


Bohemia. 39 Torwood St. Pre-Club

Bank Holiday Boat Party with DJ SUPER SARAH. Departs North Quay 7pm. Licensed Bar. £10. 7pm - 9pm.

Last month we get dressed up and headed to the Masked Ball in Porthleven, then got loved up with Jeremy Healy as Love Riot got messy, before getting all adventurous at the National Adventure Sports Show (NASS) in Shepton Mallet as skaters and BMXerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s did battle on the Relentless Goliath.

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Photos: NASS: Matt Smith / Love Riot: Promoters / Masked Ball: Jacob Cockle

247 SW102 AUG09  

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247 SW102 AUG09  

Out of Hand Ltd. Grosvenor House Belgrave Lane Plymouth PL4 7DA Tel: 01752 294130 CONTRIBUTIONS: S...