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Andy Council studied Animation at Bournemouth, and since graduating in 1997 he’s found his way into doing illustration work for a range of clients all around the world including The Guardian and The Big Issue. He lives in Bristol, and does community art projects and murals as well as design work. He takes a lot of inspiration from the unique urban landscape and street art of Bristol. He also has a fascination with prehistoric beasts, which often feature in his work. Of the artists who inspire him, he says there are too many to name, but mentions Kozy and Dan, Chris Martin, Jeff Soto, WON ABC, Jeremy Fish, Ben Newman and loads of Bristol and West artists. In the future he hopes to see his dinosaurs made large scale, and would like to have his own city dinosaur that he could live in, and travel the world.

FEATURES 12 The F word

Festival ticket giveaways

14 2 Many DJs

Tasty electro mashups with the kings of bootleg

16 Krafty Kuts

The king of big beats has a cup of tea with Aldo Vanucci

19 Minamus

Bristol beatboxer on form for UK Champs

20 Fresh New Music

Bath’s best up and coming bands

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NEWS Escape Into The Park All-Dayer

THIS THIS MONTH MONTH WE WE ARE... ARE... ,,,overwhelmed by the response to The F Word festival ticket competitions that we ran in the April issue of 247 – we had over 900 entries – so we must be doing something right… If you missed out on those ticket comps, don’t fret. The second instalment of The F Word has another load of festival tickets to give away – see pages XX & XX for information on how to enter, and good luck! This month we also got to interview 2 Many DJs, which we got very excited about. They’re playing Blowpop’s Radio 1 Big Weekend warmup gig on 8 May, then Radio 1s Big Weekend in Swindon the next day, and then a late set at Motion in Bristol the same night (9 May). This month we’re also getting geared up for Escape Into The Park, which will take over Singleton Park in Swansea on 13 June for the mother of all dance music festivals with acts like Eric Prydz, Judge Jules, Andy C, Norman Jay and Scratch Perverts champing at the bit, ready to knock your dancing socks off. Neon face paint/silly sunglasses/crazy leggings at the ready… bring on the summer!



We love this event! Taking place in the lush grounds of Singleton Park in Swansea, Godskitchen take over the site on Sat 13 June for what is claimed to be the biggest day in the Welsh clubbing calender! Escape Into The Park 2009 is bigger and better than last year, with Eric Prydz headlining the main stage, supported by The Scratch Perverts and Utah Saints. Four other arenas are hosted by Uproar vs Bionic with guests Darren Styles, Hixxy, Gammer and Marg EG amongst others. Godskitchen vs Polysexual welcome Judge Jules, Lisa Lashes, The Tidy Boys, Dave Pearce and Marcel Woods plus many more hard dance DJs. Raveology bring the D’n’B vibe to the event with Andy C, Friction, Hype, Chase and Status, High Contrast and Grooverider. Finally, Welsh house clubbing instituation, L’America host the exclusive VIP area with Norman Jay, Jimpster and Craig Bartlett amongst others supplying the house vibe. Tickets are only £41.50 from or 0844 847 2505.

Mayfest Theatre Festival

Bristol’s festival of contemporary theatre takes place from 1 – 16 May in venues across Bristol. Alongside the numerous performances including The Smile Off your Face (Total Theatre Award winner) and Tmesis Theatre Anima, there are various workshops and talks with artists to see and get involved in. Highlights include the huge Invisible Circus Carny Ville in the centre of Bristol on 2 and 3 May from 8pm each night. Based at the Island, Silver St, this party is all about the worlds of fun fairs and carnivals in all its glory. Other things to check out include the Hoochie Coochie at Jesters Comedy club on Thurs 14 May which is a cutting edge approach to cabaret, giving a new platform to many disciplines. For the full lowdown of all the events taking place, and to book tickets, visit


THE EDGE Email news to: The FERTILIZER FESTIVAL (from Poland) tours the UK in May, visiting the Colston Hall, Bristol on Friday May 15. More info at Bristol based skip-hop octet FIRST DEGREE BURNS have reached the Red Stripe Music Award Finals, and are one of only four bands across the UK who have been picked from over 1,500 entries and 150 bands who have performed in heats across the UK since January. The finals are being held at The HMV Forum, London on Tuesday 5 May. Gomez are headlining the event, which is expected to attract over 2,500 people. The winner will play three top UK festivals (Great Escape, Lovebox and Blissfields), and will be chosen by a panel of industry experts that includes Sam Duckworth, aka Mr. Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. Bristol based DVD magazine, FIVE ON ONE host their first fashion show showcasing the best that Bristol has to offer in fashion, music, dance and entertainment on Sat 9 May at Motion Skatepark, Bristol. They will be showcasing numerous brands including Levi, Supreme Being, King Apparel, Zoo York and Penfield amongst others. The night is being put on to raise funds for the TEMWA community development project in Malawi. Doors open at 5pm, show starts at 7pm. Tickets £10 in adv. More info at BOMB DROP! Is a new monthly night based at Timbuk2 with an open music policy of “does it smash it on the dancefloor and will people party to it”! With two road block nights to date, they return on Fri 1 May with No Fakin DJs, Mr Benn, Diss Miss, Sarah B and Slackson. Expect hip hop, dancehall, soul and funk to grime, D’n’B, dubstep, reggae, house and disco! BACARDI FESTIVAL TICKET GIVEAWAY… just a little reminder here that Bacardi are giving away tickets to T in the Park, V Festival, Oxygen in Miami and various events in Ibiza through a city wide bar promotion during May in Bristol. Venues taking part include Platform 1, Panache, Hush Hush, The Prom, BSB bars, Que C’s, Mbargo and Lizard Lounge among others. NAKED MEN AND COCKTAILS! Who could ask

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NEWS Blowpop’s Biggest Ever Weekend! In May, Bristol club night Blowpop take to the road to spread the word on just how to throw a good party! First off, they are hosting the huge 3,000 capacity, 8hr dance marathon that is the Radio 1 ‘Official start to the Big Weekend’ party at the Swindon Oasis on Fri 8 May with sets from Radio 1 legend Pete Tong, 2 Many DJs (see interview in this issue), Annie Mac, Erol Alkan, Plump DJs, Mary Ann Hobbs, Foamo, Stereo 8 and many more. This is Blowpop’s biggest ever event and features a sixhour live Essential Mix on Radio 1 too! The night runs from 9pm-5am, tickets £25 from See Tickets or usual outlets.

Club Flyer Packs Relaunched

There is nothing worse at the end of your night out than stepping outside the club to be faced with an army of flyer distributors thrusting 20 different glossy bits of card into your hands... Well, fear no more, as Out of Hand proudly announce the re-launch of their popular flyer packs! Expect to find these distributed outside the best club nights and events across the region – from Swindon to Swansea, Plymouth to Penzance. They will also be available in your local record store, coffee shops, clothing outlets, college/universities, bars and other suitable places! During the first two weeks of every month, the pack will contain the market leading music and lifestyle guide, ahem…that’s this lovely little mag… as well as flyers from events all over the South West. To get involved or book flyers for your own nights into the Out Of Hand flyer pack, please contact or call 0117 953 6363 for more info.

Bristol Goes Dotty!

The Dot to Dot Festival takes place in Bristol on 23 May. This popular eclectic music festival for broad minded music and fun lovers returns for it’s third year in Bristol, running from 1pm – 4am with over 65 bands/DJs playing at various venues including Bristol O2 Academy, The Thekla, The Fleece, The Cooler and the Louisiana. Bands playing include Cage the Elephant, Beast, Friendly Fires, Little Boots, Kissy Sellout (DJ set), Annie Mac (DJ set), Fight like Apes, Patrick Wolf, Shapeshifter, Son of Dave and Wolf Gang amongst others. Tickets only £30 which gives you entry to the all gigs, available from 08713 100 000, or Bristol Ticket Shop. You can follow the Bristol leg of ‘Dot to Dot’ on Twitter at as the promoters will be tweeting throughout the day, letting you know line-up and time changes at each venue. And keep your eyes peeled for the Sunday after party announcement coming very soon. For more info and the full line up at each venue, check out

Run To The Sun Legendary Newquay based VW and music festival Run To The Sun has been going for 22 years now, and has grown into one of the largest, most popular VW/custom car and music festivals in the UK. Attracting around 80,000 to 100,000 people to Cornwall each year, the queues of VW traffic travelling down to Newquay for the festival at the start of the bank holiday weekend can stretch several kilometres. RTTS 09 promises to be one of the best yet, with festival goers and VW fans taking over Trevelgue Holiday Park from 22 – 25 May. The line up includes Pendulum (DJ set), Grooverider, Judge Jules, Dave Pearce, Hed Kandi, Hobo Jones and The Junkyard Dogs, Rudi’s Message, 4 Tons of Funk, and Vicious Disco. There’s also a comedy arena, and new for 2009, a silent disco. Adult tickets are £81, Child £37.50 (tickets include one weeks camping) – if you’re feeling lucky, make sure you check out our ticket comp in this month’s F Word round up.

NEWS Wakestock

Thekla Is 25!

Now in it’s tenth year, Relentless Wakestock 09 takes place at Abersoch, Cardigan Bay, North Wales, from 10 – 12 July. This music and wakeboarding festival’s eclectic line up includes Moby, N*E*R*D, Dizzee Rascal, Super Furry Animals, Calvin Harris, Pigeon Detectives, The Zutons, Just Jack, Chicane, Noisettes and many more. With wakeboarding displays and Europe’s biggest wakeboarding comp taking place throughout the weekend, this is another action packed sport and music festival that you can’t afford to miss!

Bristol’s legendary floating nightclub, The Thekla celebrates it’s 25th birthday on 2 – 3 May. First moored at the Mud Dock in August 1983 after a 732 mile journey around the coast of Britain to Bristol, the 180ft coaster was previously used to transport timber across the Baltic Sea. However, its life was cut short when it ran aground off Gravesend and ended up in a scrapyard in Sunderland. It was then rescued and sailed to Bristol to become a live music and club venue, which opened in May 1984 and has become one of the key pillars of the Bristol music scene ever since. Current owners, DHP have given the boat a much needed makeover, but still retaining it’s character. Anyone who is anyone has performed there and the boat is often used for ‘secret’ small one off shows for larger bands too, the likes of Duffy, Franz Ferdinand, Babyshambles, Joss Stone and Crowded House have all performed there. 90s club nights like Cooler, Kandi Klub and Espionage were based on the boat, which now hosts popular nights like Blowpop amongst others. Regular club attendee and Bristolian graff legend Banksy also gave it his seal of approval with his ‘Grim reaper’ tag on the waterline. Don’t miss the party on Sat 2 May with Babel, Gravehurst, Medallist, Jim Moray & Riot Noise, followed by Babyhead, Scott Fury, Portishead tour DJ Andy Smith, The Swamps and Lund on Sun May 3. Tickets are £8 in adv for either From 10 – 12 July, NASS night, from 0871 3100 000 or Bristol Ticket Shop. festival takes over the Bath and West showground at Shepton Mallet for an almighty festival featuring the hottest names in music and extreme action sports. NASS features a stellar musical line up with After getting cancelled at the last minute in 2008 due to severe N*E*R*D, Chase and Status, flooding on the festival site, Sunrise Celebration is back this month, Tinchy Stryder, Zane Lowe, on an organic farm in Somerset. From 28 to 31 May, this free High Contrast, Shy FX and thinking, rootsy festival brings us six stages of eclectic world beats, The Nextmen on the bill. reggae, dub, ska, electronica, dubstep, folk and more. The whole On the action sports side of festival has a very sustainable ethic, and is powered by 100% things, whether you’re into renewable energy. Tickets are available from sunrisecelebration. skate, bmx, fmx or mountain com (adult £99, kids £25, family discounts available). If that biking, there will be displays doesn’t satisfy your appetite for green festival action, later in and competitions all weekend the summer, Sunrise festival goes off grid for an exploration of that will keep the adrenalin community living, creativity and consciousness. From the 20 – 23 pumping – including a skydive August, at their organic site in Somerset, Sunrise Off Grid brings freefall simulator and the together workshops, performance, music, art and celebration in adrenalin village (last year they a family focused exploration of environmental awareness and had a 100ft freefall there). Get ways in which to create a sustainable future. The idea behind this your tickets at relentlessnass. second festival is to allow festival goers to learn how to increase com – they’re selling fast! See energy efficiency, from how to make a boiler use less fuel to our F Word pages for more installing a wind generator. Tickets for Sunrise Off Grid are £75 for info on the festival (and a adults and £25 for kids. See the website for more info. ticket competition!)

Nass: Relentless Adrenalin Fest!

Sunrise Celebration & Sunrise Off Grid

for more? Sasparilla Bar and Restaurant on Whiteladies Road, Bristol are pampering the female masses of Bristol at their ladies’ night on Wednesday 6 May from 7.30pm with Butlers in the Buff and a multitude of beauty goodies. With free bubbly on arrival, served by a gorgeous Butler in the Buff, wearing nothing but a ‘barely there’ apron, you can browse products from the likes of bareMinerals, House of Fraser, The Body Shop and BDelicious to try and to buy throughout the evening. Tickets £8 from the venue. FIVEFINGERS are some of the newest fitness/ sports shoes available. Developed to give all the benefits of going barefoot (including correcting bad posture), these are suitable for everything from rock climbing to yoga. More like gloves than trainers, the shoes have a non slip, protective grip that actually encourages you to change the way you move, allowing your feet to move in the way they have evolved to, rather than squashing them into unnaturally shaped footwear. Neat! Set in the grounds of West Littletown Down, near Bristol, BLOOM FESTIVAL is now in its fourth year. This year, the festival takes place from 14 – 16 August, with performances from Esser, Noah and the Whale, Tom Middleton, The Filthy Dukes, Loose Cannons, The Whip and Part Time Heroes. Last year’s popular stages will also be running, including The Main Stage, Beats Bubble (drum & bass and dub step), Lost Disco (house and electro) and the Funk Tent (funk and hip hop). Tickets cost £75, see BEACH BREAK LIVE, the UK’s first student only boutique festival is back for 2009 with a monster line up and revamped seaside site. Taking place from 16 – 19 June in North Cornwall, this year’s line-up includes Dizzee Rascal, Friendly Fires, Mystery Jets, Ladyhawke, Cuban Brothers, The Count and Sinden and tons more. See for more details. The brains behind Bestival, ROB DA BANK has written a book celebrating his love for festivals. Titled ‘The A-Z of Festivals: My life of music, mud and mayhem in 26 letters’, it is set to be the definitive guide on music events in Britain and across the globe. magazine | 11

Welcome to the second instalment of The F Word, our summer festivals feature. This month, we take you around the world to some of the most amazing festivals on the planet, as well as updating you on fabulous festys closer to home… Look out for more ticket competitions too!



WHO: Friendly Fires, Fujiya and Miyagi, The Big Pink, Mr Oizo, Tortoise, The Matthew WHERE: Herbert Big Band, Joe Goddard Athens, Greece e (Hot Chip), Shit Robot, 3 Chairs, WHEN:12 – 14 Jun Ebony Bones, A Mountain Of One and many more HOW MUCH: Three day pass €80, one day passes from €30 WHY: Billing itself as an “Innovative Music, Moving Image and New Media festival”, the event has become one of the most talked about, leading live music events in Greece. Held at the Benaki Museum and the next-door Technopolis industrial factory, the three-day and night event has put Athens on the map musically, showcasing experimental to accomplished leftfield talent and well-known bands. WEB:

WIN a pair of tickets! Send an email with SYNCH in the subject line. Competition ends 31 May and is for tickets only – you must sort your own travel and accommodation.

WHO: Nine Inch Nails, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The Flaming Lips, Editors, Mando Diao, The Streets, Peter Fox, Sitter Valley, WHERE: Cold War Kids, The Gaslight Switzerland h, ric Zu Nr Anthem, The Sounds, Biffy – 28 June WHEN: 26 Clyro, Get Well Soon, The Aggrolites as well as some of the best acts from Germany and Switzerland. HOW MUCH: 3 day pass £75, 2 day pass £57, 1 day pass £35 (under 12s go free) WHY: This is Switzerland’s number one music festival, is totally affordable (camping is included in the ticket price, and if you’re clever you can find cheap travel options) and has a diverse, top quality lineup over four stages/arenas. WEB:

WHO: Kings of Leon, Killers, Oasis, Franz Ferdinand, Mystery Jets, Lily Allen, TV On The Radio, Late Of The Pier, Paul Weller, Friendly Fires, Glasvegas HOW MUCH:

WHERE: Benicas sim, East coast of Spain

WHEN: 16 – 19 July

£155 (VIP £276 approx)

WHY: It’s the festival’s fifteenth birthday this year. Well known as

Spains largest music festival, Benicassim has it all – amazing line up with over 100 artists performing over four stages, amazing beaches (and weather) and a brilliant atmosphere. You can camp there from 13 – 21 July and make a proper holiday of it. As if seeing Caleb from Kings of Leon performing on stage on a hot, sweaty summers evening after a day of soaking up the sun on a Spanish beach wasn’t enough… WEB: WHO: Oasis, Bloc Party and Aphex

Twin + Hecker, Digitalism (live), Simian Mobile Disco (live), The Faint, Klaxons, Filthy Dukes, Foals and Diplo will host his own stage. : RE WHEolis, Germany HOW MUTCH: 3 day ticket €90+BF, Ferrop 2 day ticket €70+BF, day ticket €45 +BF N: WHEJuly WHY: Now in it’s 12th year, Melt! is a 17 – 19 unique music festival on the Ferropolis peninsula set against a breathtaking backdrop of five huge hulking coal mining diggers that tower into the sky. WEB: WHO: Live performances from

Etnica, Gms, Kox Box, Tristan, Broken Toy, Laughing Buddah, Prometheus, Fearsome Engine, Allaby, System7, Ace Ventura, Perfect WHERE: Stranger, Rinkadink with Dj sets from Monte Gelato, Rome Shane Goby, Gino, Meditronica, Dj WHEN: 31 July – 3 August Loopus (Fabula Rec), Aes Dana, Deadbeat, Younger Brother, Dj Pena, Eat Static and many more. HOW MUCH: €60 until 30 Apr, then €75 until 10 July, €100 on the door. WHY: Previously known as the Sonica Festival, Europe’s leading festival of contemporary music, art and culture returns for it’s fourth year as Reloaded. Located at a protected site surrounded by trees, river and waterfalls, this festival is inspired by ecology, better living and renewable resources and features three massive environmentally-inspired dance floors; Solar, Lunar and Gaia featuring some of the worlds leading underground names in psychedelic, techno, progressive, electro, chill out and world music. WEB: WIN a pair of tickets! Send an email with RELOADED in the subject line. Competition ends 31 May and is for tickets only – you must sort your own travel and accommodation.

ival EXIT Fest

WHO: Arctic Monkeys, Andy C and

MC GQ, Chase and Status, Sub Focus and MC Jakes, Fabio and Grooverider, Moby, Caspa & Rusko, DJ Marky and Dynamite MC, with : E WHERin Fortress, more to be announced. Petrovarad HOW MUCH: Early bird 4 day rbia Novi Sad, Se festival tickets £72 ly Ju 12 WHEN:9 – WHY: Now in it’s 10th year, Exit was born from a student-initiated uprising against a regime that restricted Serbia’s contact with the rest of the world. It has since become a worldrecognised festival that is visited by tens of thousands of people from all over the world every year. WEB:

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WHO: It’s all pretty spontaneous… HOW MUTCH: See website for details WHY: Money is not actually necessary

at Burning Man. Gifting is the key to acquiring what you need, and the only things sold are ice and coffee. Water is gold. : N Radical self expression E Sept WH ust – 1 is encouraged, and 25 Aug strangers are welcome. A sense of community is important, as is leaving no trace (the festival organisers don’t provide waste disposal, so you have to make sure you take all your rubbish home with you). The theme for 2009 is evolution WEB:

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BACK BACK IN IN THE THE UK... UK... WHO: The line up includes

Grooverider on the Friday, Judge Jules and Dave Pearce on Saturday and a Hed Kandi mashup on Sunday. Live music from local bands including Hobo Jones and The Junkyard Dogs and Rudi’s Message is hosted in the second arena, there’s also a comedy arena, and new for 2009, a silent disco arena. HOW MUCH: Adult: £81, Child £37.50 (tickets include one weeks camping) WHY: The annual festival is one of the largest custom car, VW and dance festivals in Europe, with a big convoy of vee dubs travelling down to Cornwall every year, and the VW Show ‘n’ Shine in Tregunnel Car Park in Newquay on the Sunday. WEB:

a Pendulum (DJ set) and

WHERE: Tre velgue Holiday Park, Newquay 22 – 25 May


WEB: WIN a pair of tickets! Send an email with GLOBAL in the subject line to Competition ends 31 May and is for tickets only – you must sort your own travel and accommodation.

WIN a pair of tickets! Send an email with RUN TO THE SUN in the subject line. Competition ends 11 May and is for tickets only – you must sort your own travel and accommodation. WHO: NERD, Scratch Perverts, High

Contrast, Shy FX, Chase & Status, Tinchy Stryder, The Nextmen, Sub Focus, Chipmunk, Freestylers, Jaguar Skills, Crissy Cris, Charlie G, Freerange DJs, Stamina MC and more… HOW MUCH: Adult weekend with camping £64.99, Child weekend with Bath camping £34.99, Family weekend with WHERE: Theund, camping £40. and West Showgro t Shepton Mallet, Somerse WHY: The event features the best in action sports including skateboarding, WHEN: 10 – 12 July BMX, freestyle moto x, parkour, roller derby, mountain biking and inline skating as well as a world class music bill over the three days, with a capacity of 15,000 and arenas both indoor and out. This year there will also be a public park so everyone can get stuck in regardless of ability. The Relentless BMX Dirt Championships are also due to be held at NASS, and the dirt track is larger than ever this year. It’s going to be a rush! WEB: WIN a pair of tickets! Send an email with NASS in the subject line to Competition ends 31 May and is for tickets only – you must sort your own travel and accommodation. WHO: The Anomalies, Buzzcocks, Red Light Company, Weapons of Sound, Peter Bruntnell, Krafty Kutz, Scratch Perverts feat Dynamite MC, Tribe of Frog, Hi Jak, DJ Kutz and more. How muCH: Ticket prices TBC WHY: Taking place in the idyllic rolling emerald hills of Herefordshire, this garden fete come performance extravaganza will delight and excite. It’s outgrown it’s garden party roots, but is still a small scale, non corporate event with everything from drum and bass, neon-induced psytrance, theatre, lazers, comedy, burlesque drama and more across Nozstock’s eight arenas and hidden stages. WEB:

WHO: The Prodigy, Orbital, Pendulum, Armin Van Buuren, Sasha, Erol Alkan, David Guetta, WHERE: Long Marston Airfield Carl Cox, Tiga, Fabio and , Stratford Upon Avon Grooverider, Richie Hawtin. WHEN: 24 – 25 July HOW MUCH: £115.00/ VIP £165.00 WHY: Expect heavy beats and high energy hooks at this year’s Global Gathering Festival as 55,000 people congregate at the Long Marston Airfields for a two day, non-stop electronic weekender that brings together 150 acts over 16 stages for a massive music fest. New for 2009 is ‘The Godskitchen Boombox’, a colossal rectangular structure that will house the state-of-theart DJ equipment in the infamous Godskitchen Arena (Europe’s largest marquee), from which an astounding combination of lighting, LED’s and visuals can be projected in perfect synchronisation with the music.

WHO: The Streets, with more top acts to

be announced soon… HOW MUCH: Charger ticket (entry to all ticketed events) £89, Weekend Watergate Bay ticket £54.99 (two day entry to music festival), One day music festival y a ticket £29.99 u q ew RE: N t WHY: Newquay, the home of British WHE N: 5 – 9 Augus surfing, plays host to the ultimate surf, WHE skate, sun, sea and music festival. The 5 star World Qualifying Series surf competition takes place as part of the festival, and with a $100,000 prize purse up for grabs you’ll see some of the best surfers in the world battling it out in the waves at Fistral. This year’s sponsors, energy drink Relentless, are no strangers to extreme sports, which is proven by the Relentless Aerial Assault tow-in surf sessions. The event is also sponsored by skatewear legends Vans, so expect some awesome displays at the skate park from both skaters and bmxers with $30,000 in prize money up for grabs over vert, street and mini ramp events. In addition to all the events and contests, the two day music festival (formerly known as Unleashed) that takes place in the amazing setting at the top of the cliffs at Watergate Bay and the Beach Sessions down at Fistral Beach bring some of the UK’s hottest musical talent down to Newquay. VIP tickets are available so you can experience the festival in style. WEB:

WIN a pair of tickets! Send an email with BOARDMASTERS in the subject line. See page 17 for further details. Competition ends 30 April.


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WIN a pair of tickets! Send an email with NOZSTOCK in the subject line to Competition ends 31 May and is for tickets only – you must sort your own travel and accommodation.

WHO: The lineup is kept WHERE: in under wraps… A secret location HOW MUCH: Adult £99, Teen e Northamptonshir £59, Child £25, Under 5s go free. WHEN: WHY: Shambala has a brilliant ust Aug 30 – 27 reputation with a big kids area, workshops, carnival antics and a roller disco. This year a new tranquil meadow is being added, with a boating lake, hot tubs, saunas and healing. Last year, Shambala was voted as one of the leading environmentally friendly festivals in the UK. Expect fancy dress, a strong community spirit, knitting circles and ukulele lessons, as well as amazing music. Apparently, this festival is the closest the UK gets to Burning Man style madness, but with a family appeal. WEB:

WIN a pair of tickets! Send an email with SHAMBALA in the subject line to Competition ends 31 May and is for tickets only – you must sort your own travel and accommodation. magazine | 13

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David, can you tell us why you use lots of different aliases? Why not just one name? DD: Yeah… um… I think its just… you know what? If you’re trying to be creative, and there’s no limitation, then it can be quite difficult. And if there are boundaries, then you can push them. We feel really comfortable in a confined space, creatively. We’re aware that it might seem confusing, but to us we need the limitations of each project, because it pushes us to think without the boundaries… its quite ironic, I know. Luckily no one minds. Boundaries spur our creativity on. For example, if someone was to tell us now, “You have to make a bluegrass album”, it would be quite a challenge, but knowing that it had to be a bluegrass album it would spur us on to create something with the medium of bluegrass, and do something new with it, as opposed to someone saying, “Ok guys, just do whatever you want,” because we want to do everything, and how do you do that on one album? So even though you work under many different names, do you think you have a little signature that makes things sound like they’re yours? Can you describe it? DD: I don’t think I can. What we do is so varied… oh man, that’s a really difficult question. First of all, I have to admit, yes, there’s probably something, but I couldn’t describe it. There are definitely things that I hear and I think, “Oh, that sounds like us,” or “that’s typically us.” When it comes to DJing, it’s quite different. And I think Stef and I still don’t understand DJing very well. For example, I couldn’t really describe anyone else’s style. It’s hard to describe. And the other thing is that it’s probably not our role to be describing it, we should probably just be doing it. We just do what sounds good. The same goes for choosing the tracks that we play when we DJ. If there’s one thing we’ve learned, its that when we try and prepare things, that’s when things go wrong. So when it comes to choosing what to play, it is such a natural instinct, you either like it or you don’t. And when you like it, you play it out. We don’t question the system, or lack of system, if you will.

“We don’t think in terms of genre. We’ve been called kings of bootleg, electro clash, punk funk, nu rave, and all that stuff. Whatever people want to use to describe us is fine, in the end it’s all dance music” edits…” and it’s a much easier way of conveying a message but it’s just fashion. We don’t think in terms of genre. We’ve been called kings of bootleg, electro clash, punk funk, nu rave, and all that stuff. Whatever people want to use to describe us is fine, in the end it’s all dance music. So which projects are you working on at the moment? DD: What we’re doing now is setting up an internet radio station called Radio Soulwax. It’s going to broadcast 24 hours a day. The good thing about that is that we pay a blanket license, and can play whatever we like, so don’t have to get permission from artists when we use their tracks, like we would if we released an album. At the moment, we’re making content for the station. It’s going to be 24 hours of mix music every day, absolutely free for people to listen to. We wanted to do it because we thought that it would have a longer shelf life than one album… There’s an incredible amount of work to do to get it ready. Almost insurmountable, but we’re doing our best to finish it. Once it’s up and running, we’ll add new content every week. Probably one external mix, there are friends of ours like Tiga or Erol Alkan, you know, other people who want to do radio mixes for us, and we’re going to try to do one live show a week. It will be very unlikely that you’ll hear the same thing twice. Is that a response to today’s changing music industry?

DD: Yeah. And we just don’t understand why no one has ever done that. It seems such an obvious way of bringing music to people. The only thing is that it’s quite expensive. Obviously when you put out records people have to go and buy them… and we still believe that people will buy music, but when it comes to DJing or a compilation, this just seems like a much How come a country with such a boring cultural reputation more modern way for people to access music, people will as Belgium manages to produce such good music, for probably listen to stuff much more on their laptops or their mp3 example Eskimo (highly acclaimed Belgian record label), or their phone than they would if they bought a CD and put it and of course you guys…? into a CD player. We’re hoping to launch the station in June. DD: I think that countries that don’t have such a strong, So how would you like to be remembered? defined culture as places like the UK or France or Germany, As mash up kings? for example Canada, Belgium and Switzerland, all have an interesting blend of influences. In Belgium, you grow up with English, German, French and Dutch all around you, and all these different elements influence you… For example, take Peaches, from Canada – with the American/French influences in Quebec, her music is quite American but it’s got a very European feel to it, and Switzerland produces amazing stuff as well. How do you feel about being tagged as the kings of bootleg and so on? DD: Whatever people want to use, we don’t care. In a way describing music like that is a very very limited method of communicating. But it’s easier to say, “oh, you like nu disco? I like nu disco…” than saying, “Do you like that kind of music that sounds like disco, but its kind of new and its now and it’s

DD: No. Every genre has bad stuff in it. With the mashups and the bootlegs, there are so many crap ones that we’ve been “credited” for. I guess we’d like to be remembered as the guys who did many things but remained true to themselves… Catch 2 Many DJs at Blowpop’s Big Weekend at Swindon’s Oasis Centre on 8 May, Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Swindon on 9 May, then at Motion in Bristol on 9 May (late set), at Benicassim festival in Spain (16 – 19 July), and at Creamfields in Cheshire (29 – 30 August) amongst many more dates. Words: Lauren Taverner Brown

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Words: Aldo Vanucci You are playing at both the South West Drum n Bass Awards and Beach Break Live soon, if we miss you there, where else can clubbers of the South West catch you? I’m doing the Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Blowpop Festival and at Beatz and Bobs in Exeter. Last time we spoke you told me your new album was more of a return to your roots. What prompted that move? Well, I have four major loves in music – funk, jazz, disco and latin, those are what inspire me, what make me get creative with samples. I remember when we were kids and were passionate about music, well I’m still like that, I’m still just a kid that gets excited about music, 16 |


excited about making music that kids will get into, and those elements that I sample from cross all colours and creed. On this album there is a lot of 80s feeling music. I think it’s okay to take a sample that has been used before and flip it, use it differently, or take a track that has been sampled to death and take a different part, you know, use it in a way that no one else has. Does being a label boss, as well as a DJ and producer change how you view music? Yeah, definitely, you need to become more critical of what you hear. You have to consider the commercial side of music. Saying that though, a lot of the time I just go with my gut feeling about something, you just have to do what you feel is right.

Download culture, what’s your view on it? God that a massive question… Well I do believe we should pay for music, it’s someone’s job to create it, and there are studio costs involved and so on. At the moment it’s a time of big change, people think they should get music for free and if people are able to hear my music for free, then at some point if I’m not making money from music, I’d have to charge more for my DJ sets, so the costs to a promoter would go up, then people would have to pay more to see me. It all has a knock on effect. You live in Brighton, which is awash with DJs, producers and musicians, why do you think that is? I think the main reason is location, it’s a beautiful place and so close to London that it has become a mini London. It has great club nights, great places to eat and a good infrastructure to make things happen. Also over time what has happened is friends of creatives follow down, so the creative community has just grown and grown. I miss working in a record shop, I used to enjoy shopping in your record shop in Brighton, and I think that a record shop has always been so much more than just a place to buy music. What’s your fondest memory of record shops? Exactly what you just said, it was more than just a shop to buy music, you’re constantly talking to people, both customers and people around you. Working there also taught me about business. I was introduced to so much music by others that I wouldn’t have experienced without that shop, I’ve just been in the studio for two days solid with A Skillz working on a new mixtape which half the music on there I wouldn’t have known without those shop years. I also meet lots of people that are my peers now, Norman Cook, Phats & Smalls, I also met a few film stars who were filming in the area. Great times. Apart from Aldo Vanucci, who would you most like to remix your tracks, and who would you like to remix? You’re a funny guy…! I think I’d most like High Contrast to mix something of mine, he’s great and always delivers a good product. I’d like to remix something by Kool & the Gang from their 1969 - 1974 period. Have you ever used the line “do you know who I am” and if so, why? Never, and I never would. I’m proud of who I am and what I’ve achieved and I’m not an arsehole and I would say if you use that line you are starting towards being one. I haven’t heard you DJ for ages, but if I left my pipe and slippers at home and came to see you play, what should I expect? Well I’m always evolving, but I always bring the funk and that never changes. I also use acappellas, drops from Dynamite MC, exclusive intros, all that. I’m constantly trying to better myself, push myself to deliver 110% every time I play, whether that be to 30 people or 30,000. So much contemporary dance music owes a debt to hip hop, who should we make the cheque payable to? Well its due to Afrika Bambaataa and Grandmaster Flash, both inspired different areas but they were pretty much the ones.

What’s your favourite break or sample? That’s a hard one but I would say Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers ‘Ashley’s Roach Clip’. Which current producers are floating your boat? A Skillz is always excellent, Chase & Status are always great, High Contrast, Bird Peterson and Atomic Hooligan. My favourite slots are warm up sets, now that you are a huge international superstar DJ do you miss playing small clubs or warm up sets? Yeah I so fucking do. I started off doing small bars an warm up sets, then moved to clubs and now run my own night, but I would really love to do is a Sunday afternoon eight hour set of funk, disco, hip hop and latin set, you know a real education. That would be my ideal set.

“My ideal set would be a Sunday afternoon eight hour set of funk, disco, hip hop and latin set, you know, a real education.” I once saw Radiohead play to 30 people when they warmed up for the Sultans of Ping FC at the Pink Toothbrush in Raleigh, I also saw Norman Cook when he did a warm up set at the early days of the Heavenly Social before Leftfield and the Chemical Brothers, who have you seen recently that you feel could go on to be massive? Crookers, Deekline, Skream and Bird Peterson all have amazing talent and potential for a massive hit record. If I secretly put you forward for Britain’s Got Talent, apart from DJing, what would your act consist of? I’d tell jokes, be a comedian, maybe do a breakdance routine… Would you ever try and do Krafty Kuts Live and who would be in the band? That’s exactly what I’m working on now. This album has all the best elements of the 80s in it and we are looking at doing it live. I’ve spent my life doing nothing but music if you could have chosen another career what would it be? Football manager. I’d get my coaching badges and do that, or maybe player/manager. Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions, even the silly ones. Good luck with your South West gigs. Cheers Aldo.

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Flexing their vocal chords of steel and polishing off their backstreet beats, the entrants of this year’s Vauxhall UK Beatboxing Championships are preparing for the hotly contested regional heats. Far from the madding crowd of ITV’s ‘talent’ contests, the beatboxing championships promise to be pumped full of style and attitude as the UK’s finest beatboxers show us what they have to offer. With the reigning champion, MC Zani, being knocked out in the first heats in February, this year’s competition is guaranteed to produce a new champ. Finalists will have to rev up a 2000-strong audience at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire as well as impress the judges – beatboxing royalty TyTe, Faith SFX and Indra, with loud-mouthed legend Stig of the Dump presiding over the action as host. Narrowly missing out on the final last year, Bristolian Alex Levan, aka Minamus, has proved he is a force to be reckoned with. With experience under his belt, he will be attempting to impress both crowd and judges and win a coveted place in June’s grand final. Minamus chatted to 247 as he prepared to do battle, beatbox style…

Have you had a busy year after reaching the semi-finals of the beatboxing championships last year?

What was it that attracted you to beatboxing and how did you first realise you were better than most people at it?

Where can we catch you beatboxing, other than the championships in Bristol next month?

I always had a big interest in rhythm from playing the drums as a kid, but I didn’t have a very good drum kit. I heard beatboxing from a good friend of mine and it blew me away! I thought; ‘you know what, I want to learn this!’ So I got my head down and started practicing. It wasn’t a case of realising I was better than most people, I just worked hard until I got better and better and then suddenly I realised I was getting quite good!

In the shower….joking! I’ve got a talent competition coming up in Birmingham which is raising money for the British Heart Foundation. It’s at The Crescent Theatre on Wednesday 6 May and it’s all for a good cause.

How would you describe your style and which artists (if any) have influenced you in developing that style? I would say my style is more technical than most. I like to focus on drum fills and different rhythms and making the sounds clean and crisp. A lot of beatboxers have influenced me and I guess I take a bit from each. Rhazel of course influenced me a lot as he’s too good!

Oh yes definitely, after making it to the UK finals I had all sorts phoning me up! BBC 1 Points West news did an interview with me and that got broadcasted on TV. I went on Vibe 101 radio, Radio Bristol; I even went in the Evening Post newspaper and the Independent. Good times! I really loved the exposure. I’ve been doing a lot of shows around as well. Going on stage getting the experience; it’s a good laugh. Do you get nervous before going on stage? Any rituals or strange superstitions you carry out before a gig?! Ohhh every time I’m getting ready to go up I get nerves! It’s good though because it puts me on edge and makes me focus more. My ritual is to drink loads of water and keep hydrated before a performance! Would you ever consider the fast-route to fame and enter a talent competition like ‘Britain’s Got Talent’? Ummmm no! People have said to me before ‘you should go on Britain’s got talent’ but it doesn’t really appeal to me. A few beatboxers have gone on it but never got far... I don’t want to be one of them I guess!!

And finally have you ever ‘googled’ yourself? Come on... tell us the truth! I swear everyone has just for a laugh but you always get the most random things. When I googled Minamus it came up as some American heavy metal group! Soooo not me! Thanks Minamus, and good luck in Bristol! You can catch Minamus in the Vauxhall UK Beatboxing Championships regional heats on 23 May at The Croft in Bristol.

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WHO: Charlie Biles (production/songwriting) and Sarah Lewin (vocals/songwriting) STYLE:

Electro house

INFLUENCES: Deadmau5, Digitalism, Bodyrox, BT, Eric Prydz, Luciana, Bass Kleph, Stupid Fresh, Crystal Castles, Cascada, Uffie, Basshunter, Britney Spears, Frou Frou, Pendulum We’re aiming to take over the world and have everyone fidget to our beats! We’d love to collaborate with Deadmau5 one day. We enjoy the business and marketing side of the course the most. Not many other universities teach it to this level with all the skills our course includes. The most useful thing we’ve learnt so far is popular music songwriting – we did it in the first year and it’s really benefited our project.


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Jacob (vocals/guitar), Matt (guitar/bass/vocals), Andy (guitar/bass/vocals), Rob (drums)


Reggae tinged indie rock with a punk attitude.

INFLUENCES: The Clash, The Jam, Billy Bragg, Blur, Gaslight Anthem, Don Ramos Players. It would be great if one day we could sustain the band without having to work other jobs, that's every musician's dream. And we’d like to reach bigger audiences to make them aware of the social and political issues we stand for. The most useful things we’ve learnt on the course have been about how important retaining rights are to the artist, and trying to predict where the music industry is going to be in a year or two’s time. With a lot of labels collapsing or laying off staff, and the ability to communicate with more of your audience through the internet, its easy to see that a new business model has to emerge for the industry to evolve. It’s an exciting time to be a band!



Leo Howe (vocals/guitar), Lewis George (vocals/bass), John Shoyoye (drums), Joff Phipps (guitar), Alex Mattocks (trumpet)



INFLUENCES: Weezer, Biffy Clyro, Feeder, Blur, Presidents of the United States of America, The Secret Machines, Kings of Leon, The Libertines, Neil Young, The Strokes and that weird sound that velcro makes. We’re aiming to greet the universe, one gig at a time! The part of the course we enjoy the most is the freedom to create with a number of likeminded individuals within a safe environment. The recording facilities have been integral to our development so far. It’s very hard to pinpoint one defining lesson learned but the insight given into the business side of Commercial Music has been very useful in planning an attack on the charts!

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Music Breaks & Beats


Jazz / Funk

Starkey Starkbass (Lo Dubs)

This is the second CD in the Lo Dubs mix collection, focusing on US and UK grime, riddim and synth bass styles. Starkey was generous enough to provide some linear notes for the uneducated to get educated! With tracks from the likes of Kotchy, Drop The Lime, Cardopusher, Stenchman and a whole host more the CD bangs hard. Well executed and well packaged. All in, a good fun mix CD full of Lazer Synths and Big Big Bass lines. SUPERDUPERDAN


Lost & Found (7 Grand Records)

Urban / Hip Hop



Camera Obscura My Maudlin Career (4AD)

Album number 4 from Glasgow’s kings and queens of the 60s-inspired sulky pop. Singer Tracyanne is an exceptional storyteller, with a dreamy voice that sounds richer and more mature with every album. The Spector-esque style of Swedish producer Jari Haapalainen (Concretes, Peter Bjorn & John) brings

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New York cool isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, at least, not any more. The Virgins’ retro art-disco sonics are clearly designed for catwalks, industry love-ins and dim fan-boys/girls who need a new Strokes every year to justify their indie credentials at Black Canvas their beloved club ‘nites’. You’re welcome Rise to them chumps. I’ll stick with the superior (Cool & Deadly) Floridian punk trio, Virgins, who opt for sweaty-balled, darned-socked substance over rehashed and over-marketed style. Black Canvas is vocalist Mr Melody and So there. MC Rider Shafique, with production from Pressure Drop’s Chubby J. Reggae is a huge Backbone influence on their vocal styles, and rhythms are mainly hip-hop, with excursions into Metric other styles. Shafique’s lyrical skills are best Fantasies displayed on ‘Once Again’, which blends (Metric Music International) an Eastern influence with a dancehall beat. The album’s mood is generally laidback, and Four albums in and nomadic electrolyrics are conscious nearly all the way- this rockers, Metric, have decided to go it alone works better on some tracks than others. – setting up a global DIY operation to allow, Highlight: the breaktastic ‘We Fear Not’ you assume, for more creative control. Not (co-produced by Ed Solo)- an ode to the soundboy who is about to meet a nasty end. that they’re a band who push the envelope, although they do put the faux-danger of, Proper stuff. say, Garbage to shame. ‘Fantasies’ moves Arash Torabi at an easily infused and understood pace while Emily Haines child-like purr tempers the quasi-industrial throb like a pink cushion Man Like Me cover on an electric chair. Mildly impressive. Man Like Me Backbone (Our Time Records) out the true magic of the Camera Obscura formula: dark and sinister and yet joyous and uplifting at the same time. Genius. Arash Torabi

Guru’s solo career has been quite a hit and miss affair, yes Jazzmatazz is essential but by the time he got to Vol 4 it was wearing thin. For a while now he has been using producers that when compared to primo, like most would, aren’t up there. On this album you feel that compared to most MCs Guru still holds his own but the beats are just okay rather than classic. I always felt that Guru did best without cameos and guest spots by others. A quality release but Partly sung, partly rapped, MLM’s lyrics grab you from the start. You can’t lay a tag on not an essential one. it – they’ve got their own thing going on, Aldo Vanucci drawing on various electronic influences, and they’re adventurous enough with sound to hold your interest throughout the Q-Tip album. The latest single London Town is The Renaissance the strongest track: a tale of back-in-the(Universal) day garage, set to a goodtime house beat. The most impressive line is on ‘Falafal’: ‘£5 The long awaited second solo album from 12” just the down the road, fuck that 79p much loved ex A Tribe Called Quest MC download.’ Now you’re talking, son! They delivers the goods! With various sneaky play The Lanes in Bristol on 9 May. but scarce bits of material and shelved Arash Torabi projects adding to the tension of hungry fans, this couldn’t have come sooner. But it’s been worth the wait. With the immediate standout tracks such as Gettin’ Up, ManwomenBoogie, and We Fight/ We Love paving the way, the rest of the set grows upon each listen, and with Q-tip at the controls, the album has a very live and warm feel, sounding classic yet totally current. A pioneer still pushing boundaries. Andy Mac

Drum & Bass

The Maccabees Wall Of Arms (Fiction)

They’re quite special, The Maccabees. Building their own melancholy-draped Eden of Epic between the Mystery Jets and Arcade Fire, ‘Wall Of Arms’ reaches far beyond the indie threshold; unearthing a worldly kind of weariness, beautifully netted by Orlando Weeks’ effortlessly heart-wrenching voice. The South London quintet are far, far better than the bands you think they sound like. In six months time you’ll wish you’d realised this earlier. Now step to it. Backbone

The Virgins The Virgins (Atlantic)

In Case Of Fire Align The Planets

(Search And Destroy) Getting back to power-trio basics, Northern Ireland’s In Case Of Fire hit paydirt with an album that packs a weighty punch and draws fiery melodies from burning-heart dynamics. If Therapy? had benefited from modern recording technology they may have sounded as epic as ‘The Cleansing’; although Steven Robinson’s vast vocal range lends the band a more proggy, Cedric Bixler-esque bent, especially on the monumental ‘Plan A’. An auspicious debut. Backbone


Moondance: Ultimate Old Skool Anthems (New State Music) This 3 disc compilation is full of old skool classics! It will hit the spot for many generations - even younger ravers will recognise samples and beats that have been re-used in later years. CD1 will hit home with the free party ravers who took over fields and warehouses in the 90s, whilst CD2 has some massive remixes by the likes of Slipmatt, Billy Bunter, and Rat Pack. CD3 starts creeping into the jungle era with anthems from the likes of Omnio Trio, Q-Project and DJ Hype. This album is either going to bring back memories or teach you a thing or two. Either way, it’s a must for any raver! UK Rocka (Infidelity D&B)

Reviews by Jon Kennedy and Backbone


Jake Gabai “Sol Sessions”

An excursion into deep house from Jake Gabai. It’s soulful clean and mesmerising. Only one track is contained within but I think it’s enough to establish that Jake knows exactly what he’s doing in this genre (whereas I would not have a clue). He hails from Cardiff and his DJ skills are firmly placed in the scene. As he wants to be known as producer over DJ I would need more to be able to give an honest opinion on exactly how far his productions might take him. Jon Kennedy

Ok Pilot

Exeter punks, Ok Pilot, have knocked out four new songs in honest DIY fashion, just for the hell of it. And why not? Especially when a couple of those songs – ‘Shivers’ and ‘Good Health’ – are, arguably, two of their finest towering achievements. The former is the kind of emotionally magnificent song Samiam wish they could still write; the latter is a very welcome change of pace that proves the band are primed for new approaches. The other two songs are fucking brilliant too: sexualized rock’n’roll throbalongs that probably wouldn’t clean up after themselves. Filthy buggers.



Panamp hail from Birmingham and have the best logo I’ve seen for a while, taking the PAN AM airlines emblem and popping a p on the end… genius! Musically they create Orbitalesque soundscapes to great effect. Tight downtempo breaks pulse alongside etherial vocal loops and crisp synths. These tracks wouldn’t go amiss on an early chill out comp from the mid to late 90s. Its good gear, tight, clear and crisp. Jon Kennedy

Digital Shout

Dr. Ake

Sailing in on a nautical theme, Plymouth’s Dr. Ake deliver an interesting line in wonky new wave with lovely lyrical passages that, collectively, reads like a litany of subconscious urges and reveries. In a Janner accent. Released through local label Onec (, ‘Stonehouse Dreams’ is the point where sea shanty meets indie abstraction and – as is often said about bands that inevitably do – doesn’t sound like anything else. Apart from a bit of XTC, maybe, but they’re long gone. You may not fall in love with Dr. Ake straight away but you will want to see them again and it could get serious as time goes on.

Backbone Plymouth based Digital Shout or Aaron to his mum comes strong here with two bangers. Sort of two-step, sort of ska and all with a trippy edge to it. It’s hard edged and slamming, stomper gear. Track 2 is a mixture of the latter with an injection of dubstep. It’s actually quite frightening at times with backward vocals, ghostly synths and the dubstepped pwap pwap basslines. I like it!

Transfere Project!

From London, Transfere Project! is Laura Mardon, her acoustic guitar and lots of charming extra bits like alarm clocks, accordion and toy glockenspiel. She’s quite an unusual lass (check her video biog on Myspace) which only adds to the attraction Jon Kennedy of songs such as ‘Trenches’, ‘Stepney’ and ‘Don’t Cut Those Lines’: bittersweet, reflective ditties inspired by everyday, personal-as-political situations and conversations, Akira You can’t help but be charmed by the honesty stuffed with neat couplets like “The cocaine nights, well, where did they get me? / My holy grail was somewhere near Stepney”. of these tunes. The production is god awful Endearingly uplifting. and the vocals hideously out of key, coupled with some helium backing vocals, peaking Backbone kick drums and very, very messy rhythms. Akira sound like early Beck demos being played on a wonky tape… There is certainly Backbeat Sound System something in here that moves me but as a I always get into trouble when reviewing home listening product it’s a strange experience. They need a South West roots-reggae bands because decent producer and less acid in their system. they’re usually, quite literally, pale imitations of the real deal. Backbeat Sound System, on Jon Kennedy the other hand, are a substantially superior proposition. This is because a) they don’t sound like middle class hippies playing at Kid Twist being ‘streetsmart’ b) they sing about survival not smoking weed I’m sure by now someone has picked up or ‘peace’ and 3) they have fucking great tunes that honour the Kid Twist’s music. It’s genius! Vocoder lead lineage of reggae rather than shame it. And the club remixes are electro downtempo breaks. I played this neat too. Stellar stuff. gear on my radio show a long time ago and Backbone to this day it has not aged. Think Kraftwork, Gus Gus and Peter Frampton and you’re close. Track 5 is the one for me here with a “Tour De France” vibe, pacey in tempo and deep in rhythms and soul… This lad needs a record deal now before these production techniques age and the synth sounds become a talking point at If you want to submit any demos for review on this page, some MOOG convention. please contact Jon for a postal address via : Jon Kennedy /

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Words: Nia Gould



Until 4 May Bristol

THE DRAWING EXCHANGES, Spike island, 133 Cumberland Road, Bristol BS1, 0117 929 2266, Artists Kayle Brandon (Bristol) and Lady Lucy (London) have been collaborating for three years on ‘The Drawing Exchange’, a social platform for drawing-led events. The Drawing Exchange sets up situations where the amateur and the expert, the drawn and the drawer, a night out at the pub and a traditional drawing class, merge and loose their distinction. Exchanges take place in public locations with each event having its own subject and series of experimental drawing exercises. The events encourage both individual and collective activity with drawings swapped and exchanged at the end of each session.





Programme, The Garage, Market Road, For two months, The Garage (a stone’s throw from the front of Chapter) will be dramatically transformed into a meeting place, hire space, library and café, designed in Hajjaj’s inimitable ‘style of the souk’ featuring an eclectic array of tables, lamps, stools, pouffs and lanterns. You are invited to relax, use the specialist Arabic library, access our free wireless network, watch films with a North African twist and drink traditional mint tea. Le Salon will host a number of events including traditional North African music workshops, Dj–ing workshops (with DJ Ucef), art crits and classes, a series of North African baking sessions with artist Rhabab Gazoul, Arabic literature sessions, belly dancing and capoeira demonstrations and much, much more.

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2 May Bath

THE RONDO THEATRE OPEN DAY, The Rondo Theatre, St. Saviours Road, Bath,, 11am, £FREE Ever wanted to know how it all works at The Rondo? Thinking of becoming a volunteer but need to know more first? Come and see for yourself as The Rondo opens its doors for a revealing open day. Meet some of the companies who perform there, take a look backstage and have a relaxing drink at the bar. If you have any burning questions about the theatre – here is your chance to ask! The open day is open to anyone of any age. There’s loads to see and do so pop along and say hello!

VE LIVE 1 – 30 May

UB CLUB Bjorn Rune Lie & Lindsey Stainer,

Here Gallery, Stokes Croft, Bristol, 0117 9422 222,, Tues-Sat 10.30am – 6.30pm, Sun & Mon Closed, £FREE Take it to the Hills is an exhibition of new drawings, collages, prints and paintings by Bristol based artists Lindsey Stainer and Bjorn Rune Lie. Drawing inspiration from old National Geographics, 60’s handicraft books and patchwork quilts, Lindsey’s playful and evocative collages have a timeworn quality. Letting his acrylics rest in their tubes, the normally colourful Bjorn is using this exhibition as a chance to focus his efforts on pure drawing, working in pen and ink, pencil and charcoal. Despite the monochrome hues, his exquisite pictures of curious characters, mysterious trees and strange situations are as vibrant as ever.

2 May – 5 July Bristol

LAPDOGS OF THE BOURGEOISIE, Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol, 0117 9172300,, £FREE To what extent does class play a role in the production and dissemination of contemporary art? Lapdogs of the Bourgeoisie investigates the latent issue of class underlying the field of contemporary visual art. The exhibition will contain work in various media, including photography, texts, performance, video and sculpture.

Until 9 May Bristol

VE LIVE 1 May – 28 June Cardiff HASSEN HAJJEJ, Le Salo, Chapter Gallery Off–Site

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CHINA MIKE Friend & Co. Artworks, 8 The Promenade, Gloucester Road, China Mike showcases a load of really cool original art in Friend & Co’s teeny tiny gallery, with limited edition prints and all that jazz…


The Brewhouse Theatre, Coal Orchard, Taunton, 01823 283244,, 7.45pm, from £14 The Bad Shepherds play punk songs on folk instruments. Not as a gag, but because they really like the noise. They think the songs are better than people remember. They love folk instruments. It works. They do songs by The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Stranglers The Jam, Sham 69, The Undertones, Talking Heads, Squeeze and others, even Kraftwerk! Alright, they’re not all punk, but they come from roughly the same era.

13/16/19 May Cardiff

THE QUEEN OF SPADES, Wales Millennium Centre, Bute Place, Cardiff Bay, CF10 5AL, 08700 40 2000, 7pm An operatic masterpiece and one of Tchaikovsky’s greatest works, The Queen of Spades was written in just 44 days. The Queen of Spades is based on Alexander Pushkin’s novella, a short masterpiece about a man who loses his fortune and his mind to cards.

15 – 17 May Bristol

SIDEWAYS LOOKS, Paintworks, Arnos Vale, Bristol, BS4 3EH, 0117 972 8838, paintworksbristol., 10.30am – 6pm, £Free Media, Cultural Studies and Journalism students from the University of the West of England will be showing their work at their annual exhibition at Paintworks Event Space. The show is a popular annual event with visitors travelling long distances to visit. It includes innovative work in video, interactive media, print journalism and photography.

17 May Bristol

CAMILLA STACEY, Installation. textiles.drawing, Room 212, Gloucester Road, Camilla is interested in ideas to do with memory and perception, reclaiming and re imagining objects and investing them with new meaning. She works in a variety of mediums combining found objects with drawing and textile work, often in an installation setting.

22 May Cardiff

CHRIS CORCORAN What goes on tour, Stays on tour, Sherman Cymru, Senghennydd Road, 029 2064 6900,, 8pm, £12/£10 Following on from supporting Rob Brydon on his sell-out Welsh tour, Chris Corcoran is lifting the lid on Welsh culture and life in his hilarious stand-up show The ‘What Goes on Tour, Stays on Tour’ Tour 2009.

22 May Bath

ARTS THE TREASON SHOW, Komedia Bath, 22-23 Westgate Street,, 8.30pm, £7 - £12 The Treason Show with it’s unique brand of topical sketch comedy and satirical songs. A brand new show is created every month, performed by BAFTA Nominated Artists and written by a team of over 50 writers. If you like Have I Got News For You, Spitting Image with a dash of Not the Nine ‘O Cloc k News then this is the show for you.

26 – 27 May Bristol

THE MUGENKYO TAIKO DRUMMERS: The way of the drum. Theatre at Tobacco Factory, Raleigh Road, Southville, 0117 902 0344, 8pm, £8 - £12, Experience the thundering, exhilarating rhythms of Taiko drumming. This compelling and dynamic show offers a unique insight into the enthralling world of an ancient art, a powerful fusion of primal rhythm, dance and athleticism that will captivate audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

REVEREND BILLY AND THE GOSPEL CHOIR OF STOP SHOPPING, Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol, 0117 9172300,, 7.30pm, £10 Hallelujah! Your saviour is at hand. Reverend Billy and his magnificent Gospel Choir of Stop Shopping will sing, preach, charm, berate, seduce and rescue you, all in one evening. If you feel we’re suffering from shopping overload, if you’re concerned about a world rife with global advertising, multinational control, global warming, packaging, supermarket domination, TV merchandising and all the rest of rampant free marketeering in a profit driven wicked and dirty world... then help is at hand my friends.



27 May Bristol

THE BEST IN LIVE STAND UP COMEDY: Tom Craine, Matt Welcome, Jojo Smith, The Glee Club Cardiff, 0871 472 0400, glee. 7.30pm, £8.50 A purpose built comedy venue, it is without doubt one of the finest on the circuit. Loved by comics and crowds alike; relax in the theatre style seating with tables, a huge bar and it’s own veritable menu for most shows and be royally entertained every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.




2 – 6 May


Centrespace Gallery, 6 Leonard Lane, Bristol, BS1 1EA,, 10 – 6pm, Sun 12 – 5pm Four artists from Dublin and Bristol come together to bring you an exhibition of painting, collage and print that showcase the cities that exist both within their heads and without.

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The Age Of Stupid (12a)

18 - 19 May: The Riverfront,

Newport, 01633 656757, Dir: Franny Armstrong, starring Pete Postlethwaite 2008/ UK/100 mins A powerful, shocking, in some ways quite extraordinary documentary that carries on from where An Inconvenient Truth left off. This takes on climate change, consumerism, and the need for massive personal and social change if we are to avert disaster. Pete Postlethwaite plays an archivist in the devastated world of the future, introducing well-chosen clips and asking the question: “Why didn’t we stop climate change when we still had the chance?” A truly radical, thought-provoking film, this is simply unmissable for anyone who cares about the future of the planet, their children or grandchildren.

A Beautiful Mind (12a) 16 May: Arnolfini, Bristol, 0117 9172300, Dir: Ron Howard, starring Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly and Ed Harris 2001/US/135 mins From the heights of notoriety to the depths of depravity, John Forbes Nash, Jr. experienced it all. A mathematical genius, he made an astonishing discovery early in his career and stood on the brink of international acclaim. But the handsome and arrogant Nash soon found himself on a painful and harrowing journey of self-discovery. After many years of struggling with schizophrenia, he eventually triumphs over this illness, and finally – late in life – received the Nobel Prize. This is a wonderfully uplifting tale that is enhanced by the performances of the Russell Crow and Jennifer Connelly. The Boat That Rocked (15)

8 - 14 May: The Curzon

Cinema, Clevedon, 01275 871 000, Dir: Richard Curtis, starring Rhys Ifans, Nick Frost, Bill Nighy, Philip Hoffman 2009/UK/140 mins The new comedy from Richard Curtis, centred on the British pirate radio revolution of the ‘60s, largely takes place in a rusty fishing trawler moored off the coast of England. In 1966, arguably British pop music’s finest era, the BBC played only two hours of rock and roll every week. But pirate radio blasted rock and pop from the high seas 24 hours a day. And 25 million people – more than half the country’s population – listened to these pirates every single day. An ensemble comedy in which the romance takes place between young people and pop music.

Words: John Barker

The Diving Bell And The Butterfly (12a) 23 May: Arnolfini, Bristol, 0117 9172300, Dir: Julian Schnabel, starring Marie-Josée Croze and Max von Sydow, France/2007/112 mins The memoir of Jean-Dominique Bauby who became immobilized by ‘lockedin syndrome’ following a stroke, is the source for this visually artistic film. Bauby was a journalist before a stroke left him with movement in his left eye-lid. He wrote his memoir by blinking, taking over 3 minutes to construct a word, and his frustrations are brought to the screen with dark humour and cinematic panache by director Julian Schnabel. There will be a post-screening discussion on stroke and ‘locked-in’ syndrome with experts from Bristol Neuroscience including consultant neurologist Dr Richard Hardie, whose expertise is traumatic brain and spinal injuries and stroke. Duplicity (12a)

the formula for a product that will bring a fortune to the company that patents it first. But as the stakes rise and Claire and Ray try to stay one double-cross ahead, the two career loners find their schemes endangered by the only thing they can’t cheat their way out of: love. Memento (15)


9 May: Arnolfini, Bristol, 0117

917 2300, Dir: Christopher Nolan, starring Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Joe Pantoliano 2000/US/113 mins Leonard is played by Guy Pearce, who has witnessed the violent death of his wife and is determined to avenge it. But he has had short-term memory loss ever since the death and has to make notes – he even has memos tattooed to his body as reminders. The film is presented as a series of flashbacks so pay attention or you could walk out of the cinema a bit confused.


Milk (15)

4 - 7May: , The Curzon

Cinema, Clevedon, 01275 871 000, Dir: Tony Gilroy, starring Clive Owen, Julia Roberts and Tom Wilkinson, US/2009/124 mins CIA officer Claire Stenwick (Julia Roberts) and MI6 agent Ray Koval (Clive Owen) have left government intelligence to cash in on the profitable cold war raging between two rival corporations. Their mission? Secure

11 - 12 May: The Riverfront, Newport, 01633 656 757, Dir: Gus Van Sant, starring Sean Penn, Josh Brolin and

Hot New Releases:

Released: 1 May

James Franco 2008/USA/128 mins Acclaimed filmmaker Van Sant (Good Will Hunting, Paranoid Park) captures a pivotal moment in the gay movement’s struggle for civil rights with this skilfully and tenderly observed account of the life and work of Harvey Milk. The first openly homosexual man voted into significant U.S. public office in 1977, Milk’s brief but committed career inspired a generation of activists before he was assassinated the following year by a disturbed colleague. The phenomenal cast includes Josh Brolin, Diego Luna and James Franco, but the standout performance comes from Sean Penn whose turn as the charismatic politician glows with passion, humanity and wit.


Monsters Vs Aliens (PG)

11 - 12 May: The Riverfront,

Newport, 01633 656 757, Dir: Gus Van Sant, starring Sean Penn, Josh Brolin and James Franco 2008/USA/128 mins When a meteorite from outer space hits a young California girl named Susan Murphy and turns her into a giant monster, she is taken to a secret government compound where she meets a ragtag group of monsters also rounded up over the years. As a last resort, under the guidance of General W.R. Monger, on a desperate order from The President, the motley crew of Monsters is called into action to combat the aliens and save the world from imminent destruction! Great fun for all the kids.

LIVE Revolutionary Road (15)

Dir: Gavin Hood, starring Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds and Liev Schreiber. 2009/US/97 mins

This film does exactly what it says on the tin. It’s all about the early years of Wolverine and how he became one of the X-men. Hugh Jackman plays the mutant superhero who has a major falling out with adoptive brother Victor Creed after his girlfriend is killed by his only living relative. The two live separate lives until they are united by the evil Stryker who wants to rid the world of the mutant problem. This is one of the years early blockbusters and is shaping up to be one of the best with fan favourite Gambit making an appearance in the series for the first time. Should be X-cellent.

26 - 27 May:The Riverfront,

Newport, 01633 656 757, Dir: Sam Mendes, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet and Kathy Bates. 2008/USA/UK/119 mins Adapted from the revealing novel by Richard Yates, Revolutionary Road is an incisive portrait of an American marriage seen through the eyes of Frank and April Wheeler. The story is set in 1950s America and the couple have always seen themselves as special, different, ready and willing to live their lives based on higher ideals. So, as soon as they move into their new house on Revolutionary Road, they proudly declare their independence from the suburban normality that surrounds them and determine never to be trapped by the social confines of their era. The reality is however different for the reunited stars of Titanic, but the end product is another triumph for director Sam Mendes.


Released: 8 May STAR TREK (TBC)

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. 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 Brittalent Simon Pegg as Scotty and fresh from his turn as Sylar in Heroes, Zachary Quinto plays Spock. The effects will be out of this world, but reinventing Star Trek is like reinventing the wheel, and this film could certainly risk the wrath of the Trekkies. Verdict: Keep watching the skies.

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ALL-LIVE - A NIGHT OF HIP HOP INFLUENCED BANDS. The Cooler. The Cooler Music Venue 48 Park St, £5 Tickets & Entry before 10.30, £6.50 After.. 8.30pm-3am (Bands Start 10pm). Performance from Jazz/ Latin inspired Habana Flex, Jazz/beatbox sensation Woodnote, and the unique Syte and the sound. Also DJs Ewan Hoozami, Antics, SamP & Fragment Playing Funk, Soul, Breaks & Hip-Hop. 07852303226. YES SIR BOSS. The Croft. 117-119 Stokes Croft, £6. 9pm – 4am. + The Mandibles - themandibles + Dub FX - + The Uplifter + DJ Smerin PSYCHO BABY. The Fleece. 12 St Thomas Street, £5 / £4Nus, 8pm. + Rock In Your Pocket - myspace. com/rockinyourpocket + 7th Suite - THE HORNSTARS. The Lanes. St Johns Steep, Nelson Street, £Free. The Hornstars are the auditioned big band of the University of Bristol and get the collective toe tapping with their repertoire of swing, Latin and funk + Lulu & Gav (Lupine Lounge) DJ MANKALA. Mr Wolfs. 33 St Stephens Street, 8pm. £3/£3.50. An eclectic band that plays highenergy original music - defined as Afro-Caribbean-Fusion-Groove, with elements drawn mainly from Afro Beat, Highlife, Reggae and Zouk...but also from Latin Rock and Blues!.El Patio Primo is a 4-piece Spanish flamenco-rumba band, based in Bristol, whose repertoire encompasses Spanish original & cover material, including music by the Gypsy Kings & Paco de Lucia, together with other traditional Spanish music. Evan Christianson – solo artist from Milwaukee, his music is a mixture of timeless latin, flamenco, soul, and R&B. LATER – Dj’s Mako & The Hawk, 2nd Sound Brothers


THE BLOCKHEADS. The Globe. 125 Albany Road. £16adv. 7.30pm. Box Office 02920 230 130.

Sat.02 Bristol

YOUNGBLOOD BRASS BAND. Fiddlers Club, Willway St . 9pm - 2am. £9. youngbloodbrass. Bristol Ticket Shop: (0117) 929 9008 RSVP. Mr Wolfs. 33 St Stephens Street, 8pm. £3/£3.50. The No 1 “Danceadelic Bhangra” band, spreading their own wild vibe far and wide across the land - and beyond -

since the late 80’s. Miss Cecily...jazz/ soul/acoustic - there is a colourful tale to tell spanning a century of many lives and many places, deals made and broken, of accidental magic potions and a search for the distant music of her gypsy people. LATER Rat A Tat Dj’s THEMSELVES. The Croft. 117-119 Stokes Croft, £7.50. 9pm – 4am. DEPARMENT S. The Lanes. St Johns Steep, Nelson Street, £5. With John the Mod and Saint Matt DJ. Expect grooves old and new, Pounding 60’s Garage Beats, Freaky 60’s Pop & Mod Soul, Vintage Rock & Roll & Indie anthems. Playing live will be: Parrington Jackson - parringtonjackson & Farthing Wood THEKLA 25. The Thekla. The Grove. £5 adv. 1.30pm - 10pm. Mini Festival celebrating 25 years of the Thekla as a music venue featuring some of the best bands in Bristol: Babel - + Gravenhurst - gravenhurst + Jim Moray - myspace. com/jimmoray +Medallist - myspace. com/medallist + Riot:Noise - myspace. com/riotnoisemusic + more tbc. TURBOWOLF. The Thekla, The Grove. Doors 10.30pm - Club show / £4 adv or FREE with entry to Thekla 25! (see above) turbowolfband

The Swamps - theswampsmusic + Lund + Scott Fury Techtonics . Tel: 0871 3100 000


10 FEET BANK HOLIDAY SUMMER PARTY . 10 Feet Tall. 11a - 12 Church St. free. 4pm- 3am 10 FEET TALL BANK HOLIDAY SUMMER PARTY MR HUW BETHAN ELTHYN DJ SET (TBC) JEN LONG HELLS BENT DJ SETS Hells bent has been providing the city of Cardiff with best alternative gay friendly events playing a quality mix of indie and rock there resident Djs are guaranteed to bring the party. Plus summer cocktails, Welsh film, visuals, all day tapas menu.. 02920 228883. 10 FOOT CWTCH . 10 Feet Tall. 11a - 12 Church St, Ł3. 8.30 - 3am. 10 Cwtch Music present a chance for everyone to get musically involved. Volunteer for the open mic session and earn booze! Sit back and enjoy the up and coming artists! Throw underwear at the band! Cwtch Music tirelessly sources the very finest musicians for your perusal and amusement. Sundays have never been so sexy.... Held together by your charismatic host Rowan Ligget. 02920228883. myspace. com/thisis10feettall


BLOWPOP AT CHELTENHAM JAZZ FESTIVAL. Town Hall. With Youngblood Brass Band, Krafty Kuts, DJ Format.

MICK TAYLORS ALL STARS BAND. The Cheese & Grain, Market Yard. Plus ZZ Tops. BOX OFFICE: 01373 455420.




SPIN PRESENTS LEGO CASTLES AND GUESTS. Meze Lounge. 6 Market Street. Loose joints take over the attic for another night of soulfull dancing music.

Sun.03 THE CREEPSHOW. Bristol Bierkeller. All Saints Street. 7pm. £8. + Dragster. SUNDAY SESSIONS. Mr Wolfs. 33 St Stephens Street. 8pm. £2. L-Mo, Leeds based acoustic funk outfit. Anomaly, Bristol based dub/ska band. LATER – ‘Russian Records present their monthly update from the frontline of future dubs and fuzzz SONIC BOOM SIX. The Croft. 117-119 Stokes Croft, £6.50. 8pm – 3am. + The Hit Ups - + Gecko - BABYHEAD. The Thekla. The Grove. BS1. Doors 7.30pm Close 4am / £8 adv + DJ Andy Smith - djandysmith + H.E.N.C.H - m/henchstep +

CRAZY ARM. Clwb Ifor Bach. 11 Womanby Street. crazyarm Plymouth based, roots-punk quartet. 10 FEET TALL LIVE. 10 Feet Tall. 11a - 12 Church St. CF10 1BG. £3. 8 – 12am. 10 FEET TALL LIVE PRESENTS HOT PURSUIT 10 Feet Tall live brings together the best in local bands and promoters every week. If you fancy a gig get in touch via the myspace. Bands, acoustic performers and local talent all welcome. www. 8 – 11pm Available for private hire. 02920 228883.





SONGSMITH. Mr Wolfs. 33 St Stephens Street. A night to showcase up and coming musicians from around the Bristol area with a selection of bands playing a variety of folk and acoustic. With - That Band From Holland, Simon Anning, Blood Choir. LATER – Dj Rossatron spinning a mix of big dirty remixes funky classics and breaks. Stephens Street SAXON. 02 Academy. 1-2 Frogmore Street, 7pm. Fresh from supporting Motorhead on their recent tour, legendary rockers Saxon return to the spotlight. PORTICO QUARTET. The Croft. 117-119 Stokes Croft, £9. myspace. com/porticoquartet + Smith & Willox THOUGHT FORMS (ALBUM LAUNCH PARTY). The Louisiana, Wapping Road, £6adv. myspace. com/thoughtforms + The Skaters + P.A.R.A - + Monopoly Child Star Searchers THE MACCABEES. The Thekla. The Grove, Doors 7pm Curfew 10pm / £10 adv. themaccabees Tel: 0871 3100 000



CHRISTIAN BALESTORM. Bristol Bierkeller. All Saints Street. BS1 2NA. 7:30pm £10 adv FATTYBOOMBASSTIC VS JUNK FUNK COLLECTIVE. Ar2 at Bristol Uni. Bristol Uni Su, Queens Rd, Clifton. £Free! 8pm til 12am. FattyBoomBasstic - wicked little funky 4-some with sexy female vocals and a mighty groove. JFC - Full on funk rock from London 07813 66 59 41. PROJECT 13. Mr Wolfs. 33 St Stephens Street, 8pm. £3. Hosted by Chalk Mc with Dj’s Lemart/Rick & Smiff/ Project13 team/Sister Twist/Nolder/ and much more CANCER BATS. 02 Academy. 1-2 Frogmore Street, 7pm – 11pm. Following support slots with Funeral For A Friend, Cancer Bats bring their own electric live show to Bristol. myspace. com/cancerbats + The Plight & SSS DAN READ. The Croft. 117-119 Stokes Croft, Doors: 8pm-12am / £10. Plus 4Bitten - myspace. com/4bitten ISOLATION. The Fleece, 12 St Thomas Street, 8.00PM. £4Adv / £3. Support: Brabazon - / Awake By Design - awakebydesign ART BRUT. The Thekla. The Grove. Doors 7.30pm / £9 adv. myspace. com/artbrut + The Robocop Kraus Tel: 0871 3100 000


ZOMBIE ZOMBIE. Clwb Ifor Bach. 11 Womanby Street, CF10 1BR. 7.30pm. £6/£8 Debut Cardiff show from the Paris based duo. therealzombiezombie



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LIVE IVE guitar riff, keys fill and vocal hook is perfectly tuned. Debut Album Launch Party. Radio Moscow -3 piece guilty psychadelic/blues/rock. LATER –Dj’sdance, hiphop and dub/reggae LIQUID LOUNGE. The Croft. 117119 Stokes Croft. THE RHYTHM PENCILS. The Lanes. St Johns Steep, Nelson Street, BS1 2LE. £Free The Rhythm Pencils are an up-beat 6-piece traditional jazz band playing lively dixieland, be-bop and dance-able swing. rhythmpencils + DJ Hollywould THE BLACK BLOC. Space 72, 72 Old Market Street, £5 / £4Nus 9pm. + support

Welcoming all wandering minstrels to the stage! Showcasing - Son of Robot- A 5 piece mock-hop-rock outfit from Brighton. LATER – Dj Fat Si playing old school classics, funk and reggae. LADIES NIGHT. Sasparilla Bar and Restaurant. From 7.30pm. £8. Every lovely lady will receive a glass of bubbly on arrival, served to them by a gorgeous Butler in the Buff, wearing nothing but a ‘barely there’ apron, and if they can drag themselves away from his pleasing physique long enough there will be a range of pampering goodies to indulge in whilst sipping their cocktails. ORIGIN. The Croft. 117-119 Stokes Croft. £7. + Burning Skies - burningskies M83. The Fleece, 12 St Thomas Street, 8pm. ALICE RUSSELL. The Thekla. The Grove. BS1 4RB. £11adv. 7pm. Tel: 0871 3100 000

CLUB LUB Cardiff

3 SYLLABLES. BISHOP ALLEN/ THE SPENCER McGARRY SEASON. Clwb Ifor Bach. 11 Womanby Street, £7 / £8. 7.30pm.



FUTURE OF THE LEFT. All Tomorrows Parties at Butlins Holiday Centre, Minehead. 8pm.


DAS ICH. Bristol Bierkeller. All Saints Street, 7.30pm £12. myspace. com/dasich + Gothminister - myspace. com/gothminister BROWN NOTE 5. Mr Wolfs. 33 St Stephens Street, 8pm. £3. Another all star line up of Bristol’s busiest musicians gather to freestyle live on stage. Super heavy, double bass driven, street funk, HipHop, Breaks, DnB featuring very special guests and Dj’s. DISTORTION - LIVE ROCK & METAL NIGHT. The Hatchet. Frogmore St, BS1 5NA. £3. 8pm 1am May’s Distortion is a night of Rock & Metal live bands and music headlining are Fury Of The Waters, a metal band from Cardiff With Support From The Comanche Cipher on their current UK tour, and Bristol rockers Pint O’ Spirits. 0117 9294118. TINY TIN LADY. The Louisiana, Wapping Road, BS1 6UA. £6adv / £8 otd. 8pm. + The Appletree Boys - theappletreeboys


YOUR DEMISE. TJ’s. 14-18 Clarence Place. yourdemise + Deez Nuts - myspace. com/deeznutshardcore, More Than Life - + Lower Than Atlantis - lowerthanatlantis


THE MARTIN HARLEY BAND. The Perfect 5th, 61 High Street, 8.30pm. £5adv. Back from touring with James Morrison + Dan Crisp - dancrispmusic + Nathaniel Myers


TINY TIN LADY – The Orange Box. South Street, Tabernacle Lane. £6adv / £8 Otd. 7.30pm. + The Gadabout Crowd - myspace. com/thegadaboutcrowduk - The Will Clarke Band + Aidan Simpson


MADINA LAKE. Solus. Cardiff Students’ Union, Park Place, CF10 3QN. £12.50. 7pm. Chicago Alt rockers.


KABUKI MONO! Mr Wolfs. 33 St Stephens Street, £3/£3.50. Experimental rock underpinned by a funk tight rhythm section tied together in beautiful arrangements. Rita Bristol Lynch – New York punk influenced, MIREILLE MATHLENER. Mr Wolfs. contemporary hard alternative rock. 33 St Stephens Street. Smokey We are The Nynes – from the ashes vocals, haunting melodies and a real of ‘Them Brokes’, ‘We are the Nynes’ 60’s feel. Her songs have a real narrative – bigger amps, bigger drum kit, better quality and alternate between being face paint and a whole lot more rock melancholy and quirky. Monaros – to go with their roll. LATER - Dj Matt Immaculate luxuriant swoon-pop. Every Hampshire, Russian Records.

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GHOSTFACE KILLAH. 02 Academy. 1 -2 Frogmore Street, BS1 5NA. 7pm – 11pm. £18.50. Wu-Tang’s main man brings some big sounds to Bristol. Now an all ages show. + DJ Vadim feat Yarah Bravo (LIVE). MAN LIKE ME. The Lanes. St Johns Steep, Nelson Street, £5. + Everything Everything - everythingeverythinguk + Spare Me DJs ICY DEMONS. Space 72, 72 Old Market Street, Bristol, BS2 0EJ. £5 / £4nus £4adv. 9pm. icydemons NO WARNING SHOT . The Croft. 117-119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW. Doors: 8pm-12am / £5 myspace. com/nwsnws + Chains Of Hate. THE BROKEN FAMILY BAND. The Thekla. East Mud Dock, The Grove. Doors 7pm Curfew 10pm / £10 adv. thebrokenfamilyband + Dan Michaelson & The Coastguards - danmichaelsonandthecoastguards Tel: 0871 3100 000

BITCH & STITCH. Mr Wolfs. 33 St Stephens Street, 8pm. £3/£3.50. A chance to learn new sewing skills, knitting, croche, badge making and much more. Plus live band – Galaleo. LATER – Funky Freedom, Dj Papamoonin & Little Bo Selecta. CLASSICS OF LOVE (ft JESSE MICHAELS). The Croft. 117-119 Stokes Croft, £7.50. classicsofloveband + Mike Park BLACK POETS. The Mothers Ruin. 7-9 St Nicholas Market. myspace. com/blackpoets ANDREW BIRD. The Thekla. East Mud Dock. The Grove, £13.50. 7.30pm. m/andrewbird + Cortney Tidwell - m/cortneytidwell alt-tickets. Tel: 0871 3100 000


10 FOOT CWTCH PRESENTS RUBY SAMBA. 10 Feet Tall. 11a - 12 Church St. Ł3. 8.30 - 3am. 10 Feet Rock Room will be full of plastic inflatable guitars for everyone to Rock out on the stage. We will also have 80s style mullets wigs to wear while pulling off the best air guitar moves. So rock up an air guitar to Van Halen, Status Quo and Def Leppard! 02920 228883.

Mon.11 Bristol

SONGSMITH. Mr Wolfs. 33 St Stephens Street, 8pm. £free. A night to showcase up and coming musicians from around the Bristol area with a selection of bands playing a variety of

folk and acoustic. With - Roger Styles, The Portraits,New Volunteer. LATER – Dj Norbert Thunderclap THE BUTTERLY EFFECT. 02 Academy. 1-2 Frogmore Street, BS1 5NA. 7pm. £7.50 JOHNNY FOREIGNER. The Cooler. 48 Park Street. Doors 7.30pm. £7adv. + Tubelord MIKE BONES. The Croft. 117119 Stokes Croft. littlemikebones


10 FEET TALL LIVE PRESENTS - IMPERIOUS MUSIC. 10 Feet Tall. 11a - 12 Church St. £3. 8 1am. SUCIOPERRO Scotland’s own Sucioperro hit cardiff for their only Welsh headline slot! Also featuring Jets to Zurich, Clay Statues and an acoustic set by Scott Andrews (Exit International, Midasuno) Imperious Music is a new independent label run by Dale Hawkins (The Firebrand) with it’s sole aim to bring great music to the wider world. The coming months will see the first fruits of the labels labour from a selection of acts to be unveiled soon. So keep checking the site for further updates! 02920 228883. thisis10feettall

Tue.12 Bristol

GLENN TILBROOK. The Thekla. East Mud Dock, The Grove, Doors 7.30pm / £15 adv - m/glenntilbrook Tel: 0871 3100 000


HOCKEY. Club Ifor Bach. SWN Festival. 11 Womanby Street. 7.30pm. £7 / £8. Makers of ‘Too Fake’ hit single play their first ever Welsh date. hockey + Flashguns - flashguns



OPEN MIC AND JAM. Mr Wolfs. 33 St Stephens Street, 8pm. £free. Welcoming all wandering minstrels to the stage! Showcasing – The Teller band-a four piece indie/pop/rock band from Bristol LATER-Chazzy J PAULO NUTINI. 02 Academy. 1-2 Frogmore Street. BS1 5NA. 7pm. £17.50. + The Panics - thepanicsmusic AMAZING BABY. The Thekla. East Mud Dock, The Grove, Doors 7.30pm / £6 adv - m/theamazingbaby Tel: 0871 3100 000


ABE VIGODA. Buffalo Bar. 11 Windsor Place, CF10 3BY.


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CURSIVE. Clwb Ifor Bach. 11 Womanby Street. 7.30pm. £8.50/ £10.



CASIOKIDS. Moles Club, 14, George Street, Bath, Doors 8pm. £5, £4.50 concs, £4 mem. myspace. com/casiokids + Tokyo Pinsalocks - + Lego Castles - legocastlesmusic


ROCKABILLY BASH. Mr Wolfs. 33 St Stephens Street, 8pm. £3. A night of 50s rock n roll. Live music from Tommy Hare and the Tornado’s – Red raw, Rock’n’Roll to the walls! LATER - FunkyFreedom Dj’s to keep your toes tapping until the small hours. hotdogs available, quiffs essential. THE DEAD PETS. The Croft. 117119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW.£7. HUNTSPILL RIVER ANNUAL PRE-ATP PARTY. The Louisiana, Wapping Road. Winter Olympics - + Huntspill River - huntspillriver, Brothers of Og - myspace. com/brothersofog + Quints Tale + The Welcome Commitee - therealwelcomecommittee GRAHAM COXON. The Thekla. East Mud Dock, The Grove, Doors 7pm Curfew 10pm / £14 adv . m/ gcoxon Tel: 0871 3100 000


ANDY McKEE. The Cheese & Grain, Market Yard, £12adv / £14otd. 7.30pm. andymckee2 + Johnny Dickinson + Tony Mcmanus

Fri.15 Bristol

MELOSA. Mr Wolfs. 33 St Stephens Street, 8pm. Melosa formed as an acoustic four piece in 2005, and over the last three years have developed into a ten-headed, funkfuelled, ska machine. THE BLESSING. The Croft. 117119 Stokes Croft. THE MUDHEADS. The Albert Inn. Bedminster. 9pm. Rock punk trio from Bristol - THE DELTICS. The Lanes. St Johns Steep, Nelson Street, £Free. A mix of 60’s garage, Beat, Surf & R&B. with influences ranging from: Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Ray Davies, Link Wray, The Sonics, The Pretty Things, The Milkshakes, The Cannibals, The Fuzztones,The Who, The Kinks, The Yardbirds. + Rubber Biscuit DJs. PIVOT. The Louisiana, Wapping Road, £7.50adv. pivotpivot

up, Joe and the Sluts’ punk/ska/thrash tunes are sure to get the crowd moving. Plus indie/pop/punk/rock bunch The Artisans (formerly English Immigrants) and Twist the Knife (formerly Maro Phat Peas) whose alternative/rock/screamo sound is sure to get the party started. £5. 7.30pm. 01452 503050. gloucester.

JAGGED. Space 72, 72 Old Market Street, Bristol, £5 / £4 NUS / £4 adv. 9pm. + Goteki - + sinthetic dream -


BLUE MAN GROUP HOW TO BE A MEGASTAR ARENA TOUR. CIA. Mary Ann Street, £39.50. 7.30pm. Performance Art & Music from the Legendary New York 3 man outfit.


ADRIAN EDMONDSON & the BAD SHEPHERDS. The Brewhouse. Coal Orchard. Tickets: F £14 / 60+ £14 / C £12. 7.45pm. Punk songs with a Celtic feel.

Sat.16 Bath

BLACK POETS. Moles Club. 14 George Street. blackpoets


THE MOTHERLOAD. Space 72, 72 Old Market Street, £5 / £4adv. 9pm – 1am. + The City Ignites - ukthecityignites EBONY BONES. Start The Bus. 7 – 9 Baldwin Street, (as part of BBC Radio 1 DJ Rob da Bank & Friends show) X Ray Spex meets George Clinton with Rip Rig & Panic on back-up... Ms Bones has played all the instruments + self produced her debut album (out in June on Rob da Bank’s Sunday Best record label)... TAINT. The Croft. 117-119 Stokes Croft, £5. + Big Naturals METRIC. Thekla. The Grove, East Mud Dock, £9adv 8pm. m/ metricband Tel: 0871 3100 000 ANNETTE BERLIN. The Louisiana, Wapping Road, £5adv. myspace. com/annetteberlin + AN AXE SIMON ANNING. The Seven Stars. St Thomas Lane. 3pm, free entry.


THE PHANTOM BAND. Clwb Ifor Bach, Womanby Street. £7 8pm 18+. thephantombandpage + The Keys + Trip Wires -


THE PEPPERMINT HUNTING LODGE + GUESTS. Gloucester Guildhall. 23 Eastgate Street. Headliners The Peppermint Hunting Lodge play filthy electro/space rock, and their frantically excitable stage presence and bold tunes should surely propel them into starry circles. To mix things


TWISTED WHEEL. Thekla. The Grove, East Mud Dock, £8adv. 7.30pm. thetwistedwheel + Detroit Social Club - m/detroitsocialclub + The Answering Machine - m/theansweringmachine Tel: 0871 3100 000


SPIN PRESENTS - EXIT INTERNATIONAL. Meze Lounge. 6 Market Street. exitinternationalmusic + Die chiuawa Die! - and the Artrocker tipped Maths Class.




LEWIS LARKE BAND. 10 Feet Tall. 11a - 12 Church St, £3. 10.30pm – 12am. Originally form Cardiff this musical three piece now reside in Barcelona. Back on tour for only a handful of of dates this is a great chance to see one of Cardiff’s most interesting musical exports. 02920 228883.



THE WONDER STUFF. 02 Academy. 1-2 Frogmore Street, 7pm. £20. The Wonder Stuff head out on tour to mark the 20th anniversary of their epic debut album and The Men They Couldn’t Hang join them to celebrate 25 years raising hope, hackles and hellfire! Hear ‘The Eight Legged Groove Machine’ performed live in its entirety alongside classic tracks and rarities. STAR FUCKING HIPSTERS. The Croft. 117-119 Stokes Croft, doors: 8pm-12am / £8 Adv. + Killed By Hollywood ONE ESKIMO. Louisiana, Bathurst Terrace, £6adv. One eskimO are a 4-piece band who’s album is uniquely backed up by a series of animations, produced by Passion Pictures, the team behind the Gorillaz. The animations have already won a 2008 British Animation Award - Public Choice Music Video for One eskimO’s song ‘Hometime’.

MUSICLAB. Gloucester Guildhall. 23 Eastgate Street. We don’t care whether you’ve never played in public before or if you’ve just been signed to a major label, at our monthly open mic we promise you a PA and a famously warm and friendly audience. Roots, rock n’ roll, blues, soul, hip-hop - any kind of music is welcome and crazy hybrid jamming is encouraged. We’ll even lend you a guitar. Alternatively, come along to watch and be inspired, make new friends, form a band, challenge MC Dan to play the most unlikely cover version in the world. Where else can you have that much fun on a Tuesday night for free? FREE. 8pm. 01452 503050. gloucester.



Mon.18 Bristol

GALLOWS. 02 Academy Street. 1-2 Frogmore Street, 7pm. £13. Their debut album ‘Orchestra Of Wolves’ earned Gallows an army of fans. Now they return to UK stages with exciting new material. + Every Time I die - everytimeidie CHURCH OF MISERY. The Croft. 117-119 Stokes Croft, doors: 8pm-12am / £8. myspace. com/churchofserialkiller + Firebird - + Black Cesar - THE SLACKERS. Thekla. The Grove, East Mud Dock. Doors 7pm Curfew 10pm / £10 adv m/ theslackers + The Skints + First Degree Burns - m/firstdegreeburnsuk Tel: 0871 3100 000




THE SUNSHINE UNDERGROUND. Cooler. 48 Park Street, £10adv. 7.30pm. + Boy Crisis - Armed with the same combination of hedonism and surreality that saw their heroes George Clinton and David Bowie through the 70’s and 80’s, Brooklyn five piece Boy Crisis are on a mission to make you party your way through the credit crunch... BREED 77 + SUSPERIA. 02 Acadamy. Frogmore Street, £9, 7pm. Fusing their Mediterranean influences with rock and metal, Breed 77 join Norway’s Susperia for this joint headline show - BAKA BEYOND. Thekla. The Grove, East Mud Dock, Doors 7.30pm / £10 adv m/bakabeyond Tel: 0871 3100 000


ONE ESKIMO. The Perfect 5th, 61 High Street, £5adv. 8.30pm. (see 17th) …plus Rosie May - myspace. com/rosiegiblett + Group 4 - myspace. com/group4music

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ENTHRONED. Bristol Bierkeller. All Saints Street, 7.30pm, £12. + Emptiness - emptinessbe + Lost God - myspace. com/lostgod666 + Amputated MR HUDSON. 02 Acadamy. Frogmore Street, 7PM. £8.50. Your ears are in for treat as Mr Hudson returns with new solo material. Giving us a taste of what’s to come, his single ‘There Will Be Tears’ has already been crowned Hottest Record In The World by Zane Lowe. mrhudson

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See for the bands playing here. DOT TO DOT FESTIVAL. Thekla. The Grove, East Mud Dock, 1pm – 4am. FUTURE OF THE LEFT. Dot to Dot Festival. 8pm.

CLUB Cardiff

TEITUR. Clwb Ifor Bach, Womanby Street. £8 7.30pm 14+. + Sweet Baboo & Robert Bowden BEN’S BROTHER AKA JAMIE HARTMAN. The Globe. 125 Albany Road , Roath. £12.50, 7.30pm. Jamie Hartman is one of the UK`s leading songwriters/performers plus with his band they deliver a brilliant live show. bensbrothermusic

Fri.22 DENIM AND LEATHER. The Croft. 117-119 Stokes Croft, Doors: 8pm12am / £4 Plus Team Brick TEN POUND SUIT BAND. The Lanes. St Johns Steep, Nelson Street, £Free. An upbeat mix of well known, lesser known and original songs, crafted to fit their own ‘Swingabilly’ style. thetenpoundsuitband + Kurley Paul DJ.


ALESSI’S ARK. Barfly. Kingsway, CF10 3FD. 7.30pm. £5 / £4 with flyer.


MY LATEST NOVEL. Moles Club. 14 George Street, 8pm. myspace. com/mylatestnovel


WINE, WOMEN & SONG FEATURING GRETCHEN PETERS / SUZY BOGGUS & MATRACA BERG. Fiddlers. Willway Street, Bedminster, £18. An evening of song, conversation and laughter with Suzy Bogguss, Gretchen Peters and Matraca Berg. DOT TO DOT FESTIVAL. 02 Academy. 1-2 Frogmore Street. 1pm. See for the bands playing here. DOT TO DOT FESTIVAL. The Louisiana, Wapping Road.

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WOODPIGEON. Clwb Ifor Bach, Womanby Street. £6. 7pm., supported by 4th Street Traffic BOMBSQUAD & STUSPARTY. COM PRESENT: MICKY SLIM & RICO TUBBS. Glo Bar, Churchill Way, £5 entry. Live music from 6PM: Lewis Larke Band - Debut UK Tour from Barcellona, Jonny Cage & The Voodoo Groove + Dead Residents [Live]. DJ Support: Chesus & Rodski / Tommy B / James [Size?]


STRAWBS FULL ELECTRIC. The Cheese & Grain, Market Yard


SPIN PRESENT JOHNNY FOREIGNER. Meze Lounge. 6 Market Street. johnnyforeigner supported by Calories - and Copy Halo





SIERRA ALPHA. Barco. 8-9 Wind Street, £free entry 8pm. EP Launch. Tel: 01792 460658.



ALL DAY BEER AND CIDER FESTIVAL. The Lanes. St Johns Steep, Nelson Street, £5. Celebrating beer and cider in all shapes and forms plus BBQ in the Courtyard more info TBA HOWARD ELLIOT PAYNE. The Louisiana, Wapping Road, £8adv. 8pm.


MY LATEST NOVEL. 11 Womanby Street, 8pm. myspace. com/mylatestnovel + Soft Hearted Scientists - softheartedscientists

Mon.25 Bristol

POLAR BEAR CLUB. The Croft. 117-119 Stokes Croft, doors: 8pm-12am / £8 Adv. polarbearclub + Ruiner - myspace. com/ruiner + Defeater - myspace. com/defeater TEAM BRICK. The Louisiana, Wapping Road.


LIVE FUTURE OF THE LEFT. Club Ifor Bach. SWN Festival. 11 Womanby Street. £10. 7pm. + Joy Formidable - thejoyformidable + Pulled Apart by Horses - pulledapartbyhorses OVER THE BRIDGE FEAT NOVA SAINTS , PARRINGTON JACKSON. 10 Feet Tall . 11a - 12 Church St. £3. 8 - 3am. The Best of Bristol Feat NOVA SAINTS PARRINGTON JACKSON 02920 228883.

sweet lyrics of new Cuban singer YUSA and the simple sophistication of her music one knows one is finally hearing 21st century Cuba. Her cutting-edge songs map the contemporary emotional lives of urban Havana DJ DEREK + FRIENDS. The Lanes. St Johns Steep, Nelson Street. £5. Bristol-based DJ whose blend of 60s rocksteady, reggae, ska, dancehall and soul music has made him an icon for many in the industry, including a host of Jamaican producers and Massive Attack. ALASDAIR ROBERTS. The Louisiana, Wapping Road, BS1 6UA. £8.50adv. + Special Guests.





Jose Vanders. Club Ifor Bach. 11 Womanby Street, £5 7.30pm. + Elephant and Soldier - elephantandsoldier COBRA STARSHIP. Club Ifor Bach. 11 Womanby Street, £10 7.30pm. + Cash Cash - cashcash



ROSES KINGS CASTLES. The Louisiana, Wapping Road, £6advance / £8 door. roseskingscastles + Fortune Drive (Playing acoustic set) - fortunedrive FINAL FANTASY (OWEN PALLETT). St Georges Hall. St Georges St, £18 / £16 / £12. 7:30pm. ARCADE FIRE’s OWEN PALLETT in 1 of only 2 UK shows FINAL FANTASY will play in 2009. 08454024001.


MY LATEST NOVEL. Monkey Bar. 13 - 14 Castle Street, 8pm.


FANFARLO. Moles Club. 14 George Street.


SARAH MACDOUGALL. The Louisiana, Wapping Road, £8adv. + Special Guests. IAN SIEGAL. The Thunderbolt. The Olde Turnpike, 124 Bath Road, £10adv. One of Britain’s best Blue’s performers comes to Bristol.

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Sat.30 Bristol



PHOSPHORESCENT. Club Ifor Bach. 11 Womanby Street. CF10 1BR. £8.50 8pm 18+. phosphorescent WE THE KINGS. Club Ifor Bach. 11 Womanby Street. CF10 1BR. £8 7.30pm 14+. wethekings

YUSA. Fiddlers. Willway Street, Bedminster. Listening to the bitter-

Willway Street, Bedminster, £8adv / £10 otd. Outrageous 70s and 80s covers band guaranteed to get the whole house dancing. Top glam 70s – 80s party band. THE NORTHWESTERN (eX Hope Of The States). Louisiana. Wapping Road, BS1 6UA. £7adv. BEN’S BROTHER. Thekla. The Grove, East Mud Dock, BS1 4RB. Doors 7pm Curfew 10pm / £12.50 adv m/bensbrothermusic 0871 3100 000


DERWYDDON DR GONZO. Club Ifor Bach. 11 Womanby Street. CF10 1BR. £7 9pm 18+. myspace. com/derwyddondoctorgonzo


SPIN PRESENTS- ICE COLD IN ALEX. Meze Lounge. 6 Market Street. Support from Spectrum 7, The Size DJs Jimmy Love and Burma Dan serve up the Funk and Soul Breaks in the Attic



GARY GO. 02 Academy. 1-2 Frogmore Street, BS1 5NA. £7.50. Gary isn’t your stereotypical pop star: a spiky, Joe 90 bespectacled exterior disguises a voice that can (and soon will) fill stadiums with ease. He was picked out in Q’s Tips For 2009, the magazine describing him as a ‘one man Coldplay’ for his talent at writing and delivering pop songs of epic proportions.

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Monday Bath

SMOOCH. ClubXL. Walcott Street, BA1 5BG. £2 b4 9.30pm. £3 b4 10.20pm. Or £3.50 thereafter. Baths Biggest student night with resident DJ Mister Bibby + guest DJ’s


HAPPY MONDAYS. The Lab (formerly Arc Bar) 27, Broad Street. £free. Freestyle DJ’s get in the groove. DJ Skint (Spill the Beans) Eclectic crates of Funk, Soul, Hip Hop and Reggae. Weekly DJ Rotation. MINT. Carling Academy. Frogmore St, £3/£2. Student night every Monday with an audio visual mash up of your favourite floor-shaking anthems plus indie and electro beats and pieces in the star bar. SLAM ON THE BREAKS. mbargo. The Triangle, Clifton. 8pm -2am. Audio and Visual mix of Electro, Breaks and House. Happy hour all night. STUDENT NIGHT. Lizard Lounge. 66 Queens Road. 9pm – late. Party Classics and Dance. DJ’s Milky & Anthony Li.

Windsor Pl. 8pm-3am. £2/3. Strictly the finest hip-hop from old to new Hosted by KL, Veto and Kay. ROYAL VARIETY CLUB. 10 Feet Tall. 11a / 12 Church St. £3. 8pm- 3am. Featuring the best in musicians and performers each week. Entertainment varies from Comedy, burlesque , Belly Dancing, music, live performances and sketch shows HAMMERTIME. Barfly. Kingsway, Cardiff, CF10 3FD. £3/£2NUS, 10.30pm - late. 90’s Club Night. JUST DANCE. Club Ifor Bach. 11 Womanby Street. CF10 1BR. £2 (nus) /£3 – (downstairs) 10.30pm2am. Pop/Power Ballads/Pop.

LISTEN UP. Clwb Ifor Bach. Womanby Street, £3/£2, 9.30pm – 2am. ICardiff’s best DJ’s playing classic indie / new releases on the top floor / guest DJ’s on the middle each week / and motown and funk on the bottom Ffi SHINFO. Bar Sigma. 2-4 The Kingsway. Weekly alternative DJ night featuring the best of punk, rock, metal, hip hop, ska, Electro and drum and bass old and new.


FLUX. Meze Lounge. 6 Market Street. 9-4am free before 12. Student night with Matt Kirk and Here play indie, hip hop, dubstep, drum and bass in



MEZE LOUNGE. 6 Market Street. South wales finest alternative promoters present metal punk and hardcore shows see myspace/mezelounge for more details

Wednesday Bristol

A BRONX TALE. mbargo. The Triangle, Clifton, £free, 8pm – 2am. RnB, Hip Hop, Soul with DJ’s Benny Cane & The Urban Knights. Cardiff Propaganda. Syndicate. Nelson FATPOPPADADDYS. Glam. 2 St. Indie, rock, alternative in the main Greyfriars Rd, 10pm-3am, £3/NUS room, Sabotage in room 2 with emo, free b4 11pm. Alternative student night goth and metal. ID required. Weekly, £5 with special guests. entry, £4 nus. £4 entry, £3 with a flyer. 10 FEET TALL LIVE. 10 Feet Tall. Info: 11a / 12 Church St, 9pm – 3am. STUDENT NIGHT. Lizard lounge. Local, new and upcoming bands Plus Djs 66 Queens Road, 9pm – late. until until late. Start off the week in the best way possible, drinks offers. Party Classics Tuesday and Dance. DJ’s Milky & Anthony Li. Bristol TREATS URBAN NYTS CREDIT BEAR NAKED. Lab (formerly Arc CRUNCH PARTY. Buddha Lounge, Bar). 27 Broad St. Bristol. 10pmNelson Street. 9pm-late, £3. Urban 3am, £4/£3 NUS. Alternative Student night with guests. night with Dave Remix & Josh Purnell WEDGIES. Warehouse. 57 Prince (Indie Alternative Dance Beats) Ben Parker (Funk, Hip Hop, Soul & Reggae). Street, BS1 4QH. 10pm-3am. PLEASE DONT FEED THE BEARS. Legendary Bristol Student Night. Elbow Room. 64 Park Street, £Free. UP THE RACKET. Elbow Room. 64 Park Street, £Free till 2am. Indie, Indie, Dance and Electro. RETRO. mbargo. The triangle, Alternative and 80’s. Drinks Offers. Clifton, BS8 1ER. 8pm – 2am. 22nd SCHISM. Lab. 27 Broad Retro sounds from the 70’s, 80’s and Street. Bristol. BS1 2HG. 10pmClassics. 3am. £3 before 11, £5 after / £3 RUN. Native. Small St, 10pm-2am, Schism members & NUS all night. £5/£4 NUS. The city’s premier D’n’B Metal Hammer magazines award night. with residents including D*Minds, winning Rock & Metal club invades Lab TC, Hazard, Clipz, Die, Xample, featuring top London and local DJ’s. Grooverider, Pascal, Fierce, Gerard, Cardiff Dazee, The Force, Eddie K, Interface, POP TART. 10 Feet Tall. 11a / 12 Adrok Hosted by Jakes. Church St, £5. 10 - 3am. Playing new STUDENT NIGHT. Lizard Lounge. music, wonky pop and electro. Expect 66 Queens Road. 9pm – late. to hear: Santogold, Ladyhawk, MGMT, Start off the week in the best way Bowie, Dan Black, Katie Perry, Crystal possible, drinks offers. Party Classics Castles, Calvin Harris, Mark Ronson, and Dance. DJ’s Milky & Anthony Li. MIA, Magistrates, Lykke Li, Ebony Bones, Little Boots etc. WEAPON OF CHOICE. Mr Wolfs. FUNKED UP. Monkey. Castle St Stevens Street, £3. 9-3am. Cool Street. Free b4 11. £2 after Funked Up graff night with guest DJ’and artists. Legendary funk night with residents Funky Cardiff Ben and The Count playing funk, soul, old AESTHETICS. Buffalo Bar. 11 skool hip hop & dancefloor classics.

7th DIRTY NOTE Dojos. Park Row. 10-3. £5. Line up / details on night: dnb/electoro: Cyantific, Trick E, Popa Corke B2B Tuff Love & Tweak. 14th PIXIE LOTT LIVE. Syndicate Superclub Bristol. Nelson St, £5, 10pm-4am. Pixie Lott Live Pixie Lott Live at The Syndicate - See her perform the soon to be smash hit ‘Mama Do’ 01179450325. 21st DIRTY NOTE Dojos. Park Row. 10-3. £5. Details on night Dnb/ Electro: Clipz/Redlight (90 min set), + residents 21st EMIPHANY. The Croft. 117-119 Stokes Croft, £5 b4 11.30 £7 aftr . 10pm-3am. Remarc,Dr S Gachet,Flynn, A-T-9 Mc’sCarasel/ Texas/T-Rox Room2 DUBSTEP/ JUNGLE Superisk,Time,Skelm Illusive b2b Kush Barrix b2b Fraternal R.O.A.R. 07786293581. bristol_epiphany

MR MICHAEL MONSTER. Monkey Cafe. 13 Castle Street,10pm till late. £ Free. Weekly free night of electro and disco remixes. Cheap drinks and colouring in. SHINFO. Bar Sigma. 2-4 Kingsway, Bath £2 After 10:30pm. 9pm-3am LE CRUNCH PARTY. CllubXL. 90B Alternative DJ’s bring the best in alt rock, Walcot Street, BA1 5BG. 10pm – punk, metal, indie, ska, hip hop and drum 2am. £2 b4 11 / £3 b4 12am/ £4 and bass. after. £2 all night with Nus.

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C-Y-N-T. Clwb Ifor Bach. Womanby Street. CF10 1BR. £3, 10pm-4am. Bass/electro/house & D’n’B. myspace. com/clwbiforbach DISCORD. Barfly. Kingsway, Cardiff, CF10 3FD. £3 before 11.30, £4 after.10pm. DJ’s itBoy & Alex play a full tilt mix of the best Alternative, Rock, Punk and Industrial Anthems Sounds. PLATINUM. Glam. 2 Greyfriars Rd, £3/4 before 10.30. The Definitive Student Night. HI TOP . Undertone Basement. 11a - 12 Church St. £free. 10pm - 3am D’n’B & hip hop with residents Jaffa, Killer Tomato, Veto, Focus Lyons & Ruffstylz. ON THE ROCKS. 10 Feet Tall. 11a / 12 Church St. 9pm-3am , £free. Bristol Rock and indie night with different FLAWLESS. Dojo Lounge. Park themes each week. Air Guitar parties on Row. 10pm-2am £3/£3.50. the 7th & 28th. R’n’b, hip hop and urban grooves with K-Style and guests. Info: 0777 330 2818 21st BETTER THAN BOTTOX. FRESH AS A DAISY. mbargo. The Undertone . 11a - 12 Church St, Triangle, Clifton, BS8 1ER. 9pm 10pm-3am, £3/£2 B4 11pm. Dance – 2am Funk, Hip Hop and funky House. away to Electro, Disco glam, Funk, Indie Pop, Euro New Wave, Punk, Hip Hop, Soft KEEP IT FUNKY. Buddha Lounge. Rock, Alternative beats, with a healthly Nelson Street,10pm – 3am. £5 injection of Old school Hip Hop, 80’s Pop, b4 11pm more after. Funky House, Djs Lauren, Nick, Harvey & Lil’ Stevie. R&B, Hip-Hop, Bashment, UKG, Bassline, Ol’Skool Classics. 28th SECRET WARS Undertone, RACK EM UP. Elbow Room. 64 11a - 12 Church St, £3. 10 - 3am. Park Street, BS1 5JN. £free till South Wales only monthly graffiti battle! 2am. DJ’s upstairs plays Chart, Dance The finest artists, illustrators and graf and Alternative. writers battle it out with just marker pens STUDENT NIGHT. Lizard lounge. for the Secret Wars title. Two artists 66 Queens Road, BS8 1QU. 9pm or two teams go head to head in a 90 – late Start off the week in the best way minute ‘black ink only’ battle across a possible, drinks offers. Party Classics huge white wall. The winner is the person and Dance. DJ’s Milky & Anthony Li. or team who pleases the crowd, and two judges the most. Best outta 3, SIMPLE!! WEDGIES. Warehouse. 57 Prince Street, BS1 4QH. 10pm-3am. Previous winners include Magic, and From the same crew that brings you Chris Allen (2 x champ) If you think you Wednesdays at the Warehouse return for have got what it takes to challenge the more fun and madness. best contact. undertonebasement@ R’n’B. The Second Bridge. 10 Manvers Street. Dj’s playing the best in RnB, Hip-Hop, Soul, Funk, Dancehall & Funky House. FILTH. Po-Na-Na. North Parade. 10pm – Late. £3 B4 11pm / £5 after 11pm. £4 with Revolution privilege card. £4 with flyer. Front Arch: The Lounge is 80’s & 90’s Anthems. Middle Arch: The Dancefloor is Rock, Rave, Indie, House, Drum n Bass. Rear Arch: The Casino. FLASHBACK: 80’S & 90’S. Qube. 1 South Parade. 10pm – 2am. £3 nubs/flyer, £4 without. Dj Colino – playing the best party tunes from the last two decades.

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CLUB 02920228883. myspace. com/thisis10feettall ??? SOUL HEAVEN: The Launch Party at GLAM. 10pm - 4am. £10. Room 1: Neil Pierce, Sy Sez, Craig Bartlett 7 DJ Sinky. Room 2: Funky House & classics. Richie Vibe Vee, John Lenny Jnr, Tubbs & Leon Henry.

two infamous Bristol Bass-Music crews! Kundama (Live), DJ Dazee, Dub Boy, Diss & MC Sarah B. Live percussion from Bongosan Info: 07717844800. All of the acts listed are laying for free and all the money raised goes directly to Malawi Temwa charity fund. 10th MONEY SHOT Vs SURESKANK CONVENTION. Cheltenham Basement 45. 8 Frogmore Street, FRESH CITY. The Place. Albion £4/5. 10pm – 4am. Rm 1: House and Street, GL52 2LT. £3 b4 midnight. electro provided by moneyshot residents £1 off with flyer or NUS b4 Mark Davis, Matt Langson and James 11.30pm. R&B , Hip Hop & Funky Lanceley. Rm 2: Sureskank convention House with Resident MJ Sly plus regular featuring B-lam, beavis, Tokin’ mandem, special guests. All Drinks £1.50 all night. Neek (dubstep,grime, raggae and dancehall). 10th FRESH. Lab. 27 Broad Newport Street. £7 adv, motd. 28th MORE TEA? Meze Lounge. Breaks &9pm-3am. house music from Bristol & 6 Market Street. A night of dirty breaks, beyond with Soul of Man, We Don’t Play, drum and bass and dubstep. Lief Ryan, Mr Beats & Fresh residents. Swansea 10th CRITICAL MASS. The FUNKED UP. Monkey. Castle St. Syndicate Super Club. 15 Nelson Legendary funk night with residents Funky Street, tickets £15.50 + bf / m.o.t.d. Ben and The Count playing funk, soul, 10pm - 4am The first large scale Drum old skool hip hop & dancefloor classics. & bass event ever held at this amazing Free before 11/ £2 after. 9 til late. Info: venue. Main room - Drum & bass with 01792480822 Mampi Swift, Dillinja, Krust & Di, Brockie, Mr Michael Monster. Monkey Taxman & G-Dub Nicky Blackmarket, Blite Bar. 13 - 14 Castle St. Electro/Indie & Lewis D MC’s Dynamite, Skibadee, night with all the hottest indie/rock remixes. Eksman, Fearless, Shabba D, Fun, Sweet £2 entry/£1 with nus (drinks promos. Pea & Raptor. Room 2 - Hosted by clear Sounds - Dubstep/liquid/electro/deep Dj Royale, Monk, Fraternal Dj Time James Deviant, Dj Trick, & E Tommy Gun. Info. Friday 07771893637. Bristol 10th DONUTS & FALLINGUP POINT B. The Croft, 117-119 PRESENT MUHSINAH (LIVE PA) The Tube, Unity Street, Bristol, Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW. £6. Dj’s 10pm till 4am. £5 Supported by Kuoyah, Sully, Oslek, Scrambled Ed, Morgan Zarate (Spacek Soundsystem) DJ Damo, The Kelly Twins, The Yiddled Two of the cities hottest club nights join Fiddler & Buckles. forces to bring you an extra special event COMFI FRIDAYS. CLUB COMFI. featuring Bristol debuts from two of the 10-12 Triangle South, Clifton. 8-4. most exciting and trailblazing artists £7-£8. Party classics, R’n’B, dance and currently representing the worldwide more. Ffi soulful underground. RAMSHACKLE. Carling Academy. 8th TRIPTIC, Dojo Lounge, Park Frogmore St, 10pm-3am. £3/5. Row, 11pm til 7am, £7/6 NUS all Bristol’s biggest alternative night night Minimal techno and deep house with resident DJ Dan, Steve Gerrard with special guest Craig Richards, Jozif plus Carlton and Dave Remix playing (live) and LMB. Info: tripticdojo@gmail. alternative, indie, hip hop, beats and com, 07855 849687 funky shit in the main room whilst 15th BREAK!!!. Lakota. Upper Generation X play punk-rock and metal York St. Bristol, £5 in advance, anthems with DJ’s Link and Matt more on the door. 10-5am. Break!!! Setback. Info: touch down in Lakota for the first time with STREETLIFE. Elbow Room. 64 music from 2 Bad Mice, Upfull Rockers Park Street. £Free – open till (Live), Ulterior Motive, Hoffman & Model 101 and more all for a great price! Room 1: 4am. Chart and old skool classics. Ffi DJ Skitz + special guest MC, 2 Bad Mice, THANK FUNK ITS FRIDAY. mbargo. Sparks & Kie Live! Hoffman & Model 101, Hobbit Live The triangle, Clifton, 8pm – 2am. New and oringal funk, disco and R’n’B with beatbox!, Gemmy,Pip Bwoy 3000. Room 2: Darren Jay, Upfull Rockers Live!, DJ’s Suisse Tony & Alex. Ulterior Motive, Stanza, In:sight, Embassy, WEEKEND PARTY PART 1. Lizard Tallness, Joe Peng, Carasel, Lefty, Impact. Lounge. 66 Queens Road, BS8 Room 3: Kutlective, Paul Bassrock, Ray 1QU. 9pm – late.Current and classic party tunes with residents Big Daddy & Milky. Pest, EFA , Dub Dave, L-Pole, Spin Itch. 15th ESSENCIA MOTION 8th MONSTER PIECE AND RAMP PARK. 74-78 Avon Street, TEMWA PRESENT… RUFFNEK St Philips, £15 tickets from all the DISKOTEK VS DUTTY GIRL SHOWDOWN! Native. Small Street. usual outlets. 10pm-6am. Three room ramp rave with: hype, ed rush £5 B4 11pm, £6 after, £10 all night & optical, kenny ken, nu:tone, hazard, with a copy of ‘TemPlates Vol 1.’ artificial intelligence, benny page, l-while, Fundraising CD. 10pm - 4am. The gerard, loxy, ic3, wrec, darrison, stamina, first ever organised clash between these





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Club Ifor Bach. 11 Womanby Street, CF10 1BR. £6/£8 10.30pm4am Dubstep v’s Jungle. Dojo Lounge, Park Row, £7 adv/ 15th APERTURE. Club Ifor members b4 11pm / More on the Bach. 11 Womanby Street, door. 10pm-5am. Random Movement £6/£8/10.30pm-4am London Electricity (Innerground), The Insiders (Intrigue/ - Drum/Bass/Jungle Integral Records) + Intrigue Residents. 22nd A SLICE OF IBIZA. 22nd BYTE & SEASONFIVE Undertone . 11a - 12 Church St, 10 PRESENT ZED BIAS. Native. 15 – 4am £5 all night. Dan Lawton hosts Small Street, £5 adv. 10pm-6am. a night of euphoric dance music dedicated Zed Bias Horsepower El-b Snug Felix to the white isle. featuring the best electro, Furesshu Koast Info 0117 2253456. funky, party house. 29th HOLODECK. Club Ifor 22nd RO!SHAM!BO!. The Crown Bach. 11 Womanby Street, £6/£8 (downstairs). St. Nicks Market, 10.30pm-4am Techno/House/Electro £4. 9pm - 3am. Launch party! with 29th HOUSE PARTY, Undertone LIVE music from Eben / Digital Bob / . 11a - 12 Church St, £5. Hypostatic / Jon Sinnot followed by dj’s 10 - 4am. A house party in a club. playing an eclectic mix including Rock, Carmarthan Punk, Psychedelia and Alternative from 60’s to the latter day. n/a. 29th TANGLED PARROT roshamboclub PRESENTS SESH ON. Waterside Club. Coracle Way, 9-2am £8/£6. 29th DJ FOOD & DK. The 9-2am. Nu-tone(Hospital Records) Thekla. The Grove, £8adv. 10pm. Optimystic, Selectrix & more tbc. Eddy Temple morris (xfm - the remix), DJ Cheeba & The Thousand Thousand Points Info 01267235511. thewatersideclub of Light (bristol av premier), Docvek (live drawing from this long time dop artist Chard and Dr Who collaborator) dop allstars (bristol’s original allstar turntable tag team) 15th NOCTURNAL. The Choughs. High Street, Chard, the bandit (the blast) Somerset. £free. 9pm - 2am. The cheebadop Tel: 0871 3100 000 Battle of The Sexes. Three Girl Boy b2b 29th MARCUS INTALEX sets with support from the GSP Residents, (Soul:R) Motion Skate Park, St Bargee, Ceejay and Baker. Hard Trance, Philips, . £10 adv/members b4 Hard Style and Hardcore. 07843571587. 11pm / More on the door. 6am. Room 1: Marcus Intalex (Soul:r), DJ Die (Clear Skyz/Full Cycle), Lynx (Soul:r), Newport Data (Metalheadz), Icicle (Shogun), The £8 ALL INCLUSIVE. Escapade. Insiders (Intrigue/Integral records). Room Stow Hill, Newport, £8. 9pm-3am. 2: dubstep, house and beats. Pay £8 at the door and your drinks free all night!!! Excludes double Cardiff measures & Champagne! 01633 250 978. MAD4IT. Barfly. Kingsway, Cardiff, CF10 3FD. £5 / £4 with NUS. Doors FRIDAY MASHUP. Meze Lounge. 11pm. DJ Phuquit spinning Indie & Market St. Resident and very special Alternative Hits. guest DJ’s playing Alternative, Mashups, THE DUDES ABIDE. Clwb bootlegs, indie disco, hip hop and Rock. Ifor Bach. Womanby Street, check with venue. 8pm-5am. Info: 01633 £3.50/£4.50,10.30pm – 2.30am. 243500 or Indie/retro/rock/pop.


clwbiforbach MARMALADE. 10 Feet Tall. 11a / 12 Church St, £5. 8 - 4am. Classic Funk, Soul, Future Jazz, Roots, Motown, Disco with resident DJ Jaffa. WE TRASH PARTIES. Upstairs in Buffalo Bar. 11 Windsor Place. 8pm – 4am. Free b4 11pm £3/4 after. Bands from all over with resident DJ’s mixing up a killer blend of the best new music, indie-disco, cool classics, trash gold, new wave, guilty pleasures, post punk & electro pop. 8th CASSETTE QUALITY . Undrtone. 11a - 12 Church St, £4 10 -4am. Oblique returns with very special guests TOM ELLIS and LEIF. Following recent releases on Highgrade, Hartchef Disco, Moon Harbour and Trimsound, and on the back of performances across Europe, Tom and Leif will be performing as TRIMSOUND LIVE for the first time in Cardiff! Support will be provided from Holodeck’s Potter and Oblique Resident MJ. 8th NEUROPOL V’S APERTURE.


DIGITAL SESSIONS, Bar Co, 8-9 Wind Street Swansea, 9pm til late, £free. Quality underground house music with residents and special guests FRIDAY FIX. Lava Lounge. Little Wind Street, SA1 1DZ. Till 10pm. Re-live prices from the 80’s. FREE FRIDAYS PRESENTS MONKEY ALLSTARS. Monkey Cafe. 13 Castle Street, 10pm till late. £Free to the Faithful. The Best Monkey residents. Info SLAM ON THE BREAKS. Sigma. St Helens Rd, £3. 10am-3pm. Swansea’s Daddio Beat Party. rocking the best in HipHop.Electro.Disco and Dubstep to Beats, Breaks and Baltimore with some hints of DNB and Jungle ... yes , basically everything ... 07817 711 797. 22nd BEATBREAKERZ. The Garage. Uplands, 9pm-late, £3. Line up / details on night A night og Breaks ‘ Beats from Mr Fish,DJ Sioux,Wonka,DJ Samrai, DJ Dub. thebeatbreakerz


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29th DIGITAL SESSIONS. Bar Co. 8-9 Wind Street , 9pm till late. £free. Quality Underground House music with residents and guests. This month guests COOL HOUSE DJ’s Matt Joy and Dave Mills. Face book group ‘Digital Sessions’ tel 01792 460658


CASSETTE PLAYER. Suju, 28 High Street, Old Town, SN1 3EP. £free b4 1am if you join the Cassette Player Facebook group or £3 b4 11pm/ £5 after, 10pm-4am. Downstairs the adventures of Rob The Mod & Phil Dirt with their Indielectro-rocknrollsoulfunksoundclash. 8th BLOWPOP (Part of Radio 1’s Big Weekend) Oasis Centre. 9pm – 5am. Tickets £25 plus booking fee, from Blow Pop are joining Radio 1 in Swindon for the Official Start to the Big Weekend - an eight hour dance marathon at the Swindon Oasis. 3000 people across three rooms of really very big DJs at the biggest BlowPop ever, and a six-hour live Essential Mix on Radio 1 too! Pete Tong, 2Many DJs, Annie Mac, Erol Alkan, Plump DJs

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Vaults . St James Square, £2 all night . 8:30pm - 1am. Baths first & only progressive psytrance & breaks. DJ’s Spittle(Impulse),Thanos( Tribe of Frog Comp winner), Slidingonthewalls(F(r) action), & the legend that is Techno Jim. 07714764678.


BY THE POOL. Elbow Room. 64 Park Street. £Free – open till 4am. Chart and Old Skool classics all night long. COMFI Saturdays. Club Comfi. 10-12 Triangle South, Clifton. 8-4. £7-£8. DJ’s playing everything from Party Classics, RnB, Dance and much more! The living room Building 11, Harbourside., 10pm-2am, £free. Karl Marx playing Soul, Disco, Funk and much more. RHYTHM & SOUL. mbargo. The Triangle, Clifton, 8pm – 2am. Soulful Funky House. DJ’s Paul Morrisey & Clare James. WEEKEND PARTY PART 2. Lizard lounge. 66 Queens Road, 9pm – late. Current and classic party tunes supplied by the Lizard lounge resident DJ’s. DJ’s Big Daddy & Milky. lizardloungebristol. WESTERN SOUL. Native. Small Street, 10pm-3pm. Residents: Hundred Strong, Rainy But Funky, The leisure Allstars Plus regular guests 2nd [DISSIDENT]. Motion. 74 Avon Street, £11adv/ £14 door. 10-6am. Main Room (Drum & Bass) with Teebee, Dom & Roland, Bailey, D-bridge, Silent Witness & Sabre. MCs Ryme Tyme, Stapleton & 2shy. Room 2 (Dubstep) with King Cannibal, Warlock, Untold & Ebola. Room 3 (Solid Steel) Audio Visual 2nd CAMO PARTY. Syndicate Superclub Bristol. Nelson St, £5 /

£free in camo, 10pm-4am. Hosted by Gavin Pearce, Ian Davies & Truplaya 01179450325. 2nd CODE OF THE STREETS. Cosies Wine Bar. The Basement 34 Portland Sqaure Bristol, £3, 9pm - 2am. Classic music, RnB, Dancehall, Soul & Hip Hop. Come & join the B.I.G Productions featuring DJ Style & DJ Fagan (Ujima Radio 98 fm) entertaining in their unique fashion. Special guest appearance from Jax House (funky house set) 0117 9424110. 2nd DJ PARKER. Native. 15 Small Street. Flawless DJ sets seamlessly blend an eclectic bag of breaks, hip-hop and drum and bass with classic funk, soul and rock! 2nd + 9th KARL MARX. The Living Room. Building 11, Harbourside, Canon’s Way, 10:30pm until 2am. £Free. Soul, Disco, Funk. 2nd MALFUNCTION VS FDM VS VOID VS BRAP. Lab. 27 Broad Street, Bristol , £5. 9pm - 3am. Malfunction and FDM bring you another night of mischief and musical mayhem, featuring headliners Afghan Headspin on at 11pm so get down early! room 2 hosted by Void vs Brap. 07900506969. 2nd REDEEMER. 02 Academy. 1-2 Frogmore Street, 10.30pm – 4am. Redeemer packs the best alternative, rock, and metal sounds around into one massive club night. 2nd SWITCH. Timbuk2 , Small Street. 11pm – 5am. £6/£7. Main Room 1: H.O.S.H, J.g. Alim, Matt Kennedy Room 2: Dusted Disco 2nd UNDER_SCORE PRESENTS... TIMEBLIND. Tube. Unity Street, £5. 10pm - 4am. US electronic music don Chris Sattinger aka Timeblind. In support they have Narcossist, rescheduled after he was unable to play the February party and under_score DJs; Jim Petherwick, Placid and Luke Malcher. 9th GLOWPARTY. Syndicate Superclub Bristol. Nelson St, £5. 10pm-4am. The ultimate UV experience wear white to be bright! Hosted by Gavin Pearce, Ian Davies & Truplaya 01179450325. 9th PATCHWORK. Trinity. Trinity Rd., Old Market, £5 on the door. Doors 11pm - 2am, finishes 6am. Dubstep, bass loaded dance music, Stenchman, Tokin’ Mandem, Skelm and resi’s NME & EDZ, 01179351200. “Patchwork Bristol” facebook group. 9th THE NEXTMEN. Native. 15 Small Street. 10pm – 3am. £6 before 11pm / £7 after. 9th OXYGEN VS DELERIUM . Lakota. 6 Upper York St. £17 tickets £20 door. 9pm - 6am. Bristol’s largest hardcore promoters go head to head. Dougal & Gammer, Whizzkid, re-con & Squad-e, Storm, Joey Riot, Brisk with North hosting techno in room 2 and out the box drum and bass in room 3. 07796674311. 16th BABIES IN CAGES COME OUT TO PLAY. Timbuk 2, Small Street. £5 Tickets / £8 Door. 10pm magazine | 47

– 5am. Play w/ Cagedbaby, Deepgroove, Dan Wild. Room 2: Catmonkey with Chris Bellamy & DelStar. Tickets available from: Bristol Ticket shop // Cooshti // The White Bear. After Party at the Tube. 16th EPIPHANY. The Croft. 117-119 Stokes Croft, £6 b4 11.30 more after, 10pm-4am. Room 1 Drum & Bass Remarc Dr S Gachet Flynn A-T-9 MC’s Carasel//Texas//T-Rox//Remidy Room2 Dubstep/Jungle/Classics Superisk Time Skelm Kymatik Barrix b2b Fraternal Illusive b2b Kush R.O.A.R 07786293581. 16th FOAM PARTY. Syndicate Superclub Bristol. Nelson St, £5. 10pm-4am. Foam Party Wet & Wild just like when your in Ibiza Hosted by Gavin Pearce, Ian Davies & Truplaya 01179450325. 16th ROB DA BANK AND FRIENDS. 02 Academy. 1-2 Frogmore Street, 9pm – 4am. £12. Radio One DJ and Bestival creator Rob Da Bank brings an interesting group of friends to Bristol, featuring DJ Yoda, Ebony Bones, dan le sac and the legendary DJ Derek. 16th RUFFNEK DISKOTEK. The Black Swan. Stapleton Road, Easton, Bristol. £6 adv, motd. 10pm-5am. Dubstep, bashment, reggae, jungle & ruff bass from Montreal’s Ghislain Poirier (Ninja Tune), Lv & Dandelion (Hyperdub), Rsd, Mr Gasparov, Uberdog & Loads More. 07967 196237. myspace. com/ruffnekdiskotek 16th VOID VS BRAP SPRING SESSION OXJAM ALL DAYER. The Farm. Hopetoun Road, St Werburghs, 1pm - 1am. Outofthevoid. and join forces for another of their legendary Oxjam all day parties. 15 DJs playing dubstep, d&b, jungle, breaks, house, techno. FREE! Donations to Oxfam.. 07900506969. 16th WRIGGLE “NOT COOL”. The Lanes. St Johns Steep, Nelson Street, £3 We’ve decided to go back to basics and sod being cool. WRIGGLE embraces the really good, the bad and the pretty shitty and rolls it up into one big sweaty house-party-club-type-thing. trash pop! // party-beats // old skool // 80’s and 90’s / the tastefully tacky and other stuff that is secretly cool! 23rd BANKDRAFT SATURDAY. Syndicate Superclub Bristol. Nelson St, £5. 10pm-4am. Bankdraft Saturday Make your payday go further

with our, You pay £5 to get in and we give you £10 to spend at the bar! Hosted by Gavin Pearce, Ian Davies & Truplaya 01179450325. 23rd LIQUID LOUNGE W DJ VS THE DRUMMER. The Lanes. St Johns Steep, Nelson Street, £5. Bringing the best funk, hiphop, beatboxing, dubstep, breaks and drum and bass in Bristol with DJ’s and live dance acts covering a broad spectrum of underground music + more tbc 23rd RUFFNEK DISKOTEK BRISTOL BASSMUSIC MONTHLY. Cosies. Portland Sq, St Pauls, Bristol. BS1. £2. 9pm-late. Dubstep, dancehall, bashment & booty at this legendary Bristol night. This month features Taleispin from New York’s Dutty Artz crew, plus Forensics, Dub Boy & Atki2 07967 196237. 23rd SUMMER SUMMONS 2ND BIRTHDAY. Dojo. Park Row. BS1. £5/7. 10.30pm – 7am. Al dare (byte/socialism) Jack Bastard (duvet vous?) sell by Dave (thumbs aloft) Bella Beatz (summer summons) + residents 2nd birthday - beach theme! funky, chunky, filth house, electro, acid house, & more, synth pop, breaks & techno. 30th SHAKE RATTLE & BOWL. The Lanes. St Johns Steep, Nelson Street, £5 The cream of 50’s and 60’s Rock n Roll, Soul, Motown, Girl Groups, Freakbeat, Psychedelia and Ska. 30th CLUBLAND. Syndicate Superclub Bristol. Nelson St, £5. 10pm-4am. Kelly Llorenna live on stage performing “Set you free” & “True Love never dies” Plus Flip & Fill Frisco 01179450325.


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BOOMSHAKABOOMTANG. Clwb Ifor Bach, Womanby Street, CF10 1BR. £5, 10pm-3am. dirty pop. FLY SWATTER Barfly. Kingsway, Cardiff, CF10 3FD. £5/£4Nus. Doors 10.30pm. Indie Part Fest! ME AND YOU CLUB. 10 Feet Tall. 11a / 12 Church St. £5. 8 - 3am. “An Unruly Rock ‘n’ Roll Party” Ground floor cocktail bar, Chill out mezzanine library, Rock room Dance Floor. Cardiff’s one and only Saturday night heroes bringing Good Time weekend Indie Rock ‘n’ Pop, New Music & Classic Alternative Tunes, form none other than the legendary MIKE TV! 02920

CLUB 228883. VINYL VENDETTAS DANCE OFF. Club Ifor Bach. 11 Womanby Street. £5 10pm – 3am. Boomshakaboomtang / Mr Potter’s Proper Disco - Indie/Rock ‘n’ Roll/Motown/Dirty Pop all three floors. 2nd CANDELA. Toucan Club. 23 Womanby St, £free before 10pm - £4 after. 9pm - Late. Relaunch Party Resident Spesh!!! Residents; Harmonics & Dave Norton Playing, Jazz/Funk/Soul/ Boogie/Latin/Brazilian old & new 029 2023 5533. 9th SYNTHETIC. Undertone. 11a - 12 Church St, £5 all night 10 – 4am. The best tech, minimal house this side of Cardiff. Resident Djs plus special guests. Feat David Llwellyn and Friends 02920228883. thisis10feettall 16th DISCO /NECTAR. Undertone . 11a - 12 Church St. CF10 1BG. £4. 10- 4am. Featuring a rare live appearance from the elusive UnScene. Expect minimal, melodic sounds and gitchy, downtempo beats from the South Wales based ATC operative. We’re also pleased to welcome The Kelly Twins whose retro-style DJ sets blend electro, italo, miami-bass, hip house, nu-wave, detroit techno and jackin’ chi-town. 23rd ELECTROCITY PRESENTS - ZOO PROJECT. Undertone . 11a - 12 Church St, £8. 10 - 4am. We are really excited about this one THE RIFFRAFF join us fresh from out the ZOO PROJECT as they go on safari and woo us for a night of Animalistic carnage 30th CHICABOOM . Undertone . 11a - 12 Church St, 10pm till 4am £6. Bimingham’s most prestigious Soulful House parties... “Days Like This” special with GARY WARD & CHARLES JOHN Plus Residents Sean McCabe, Liam Mellor, & Alex Gorman. Playing the best in Deep, Soulful House, & Disco.

Dan Wild, Tom Rio, Real Nice, Popidium, FREEJIVE. Web: myspace. com/grooveonbristol motionrampark. 2nd RO DA HOUSE Suju com. Ticket outlets:, Nightclub, 28 High Street, Old Cooshti, Rooted Records Town, £5 before 11.30pm, £6 3rd WEASEL/JACKOV & before 1am, £7 thereafter. £1 off for KALLENDER. Native. Small Street, Suju and Mixmag Members. 10pm- £free all night. Dubstep Electro, Bassline. 6am. DJ’s Downstairs: James Hannan, DJ 3rd CHOOSE YOUR OWN Chief and Martyn Davies. Upstairs in the ADVENTURE. The Lanes. St Johns Lounge: DJ Chief & Friends playing a cool selection of smooth R’n’B, Funk, Disco and Steep, Nelson Street, £4. A night of decadence and glittering fun to classic hits. get dressed up for... Playing the very best 9th SOUTH WEST DJ in Nu Disco, Electro-pop, Warped Indie COMPETITION (1ST HEAT) Suju and Post Punk. hosted by Gospel. Suju Nightclub, 3rd GODSKITCHEN PRESENTS 28 High Street, Old Town, 10pm6am. £5 before 11.30pm, £6 before ABOVE BEYOND. Syndicate Superclub Bristol. Nelson St, £10 1am, £7 thereafter. DJ’s Downstairs: Advance. 9pm-4am. DJ’s Across 2 DJ’s battling it out for entry into the next round. Upstairs in the Lounge: Smooth R’n’B Arenas Above & Beyond (2hours) John O’Callaghan Joel D Ben Nicky Julian and classic hits with DJ Chief and friends Williams Rui J b2b Kiki V CRG Steve 23rd SLEEK Suju Nightclub, 28 Hampton & Mark Collard Dean Angel Kelly High Street, Old Town, SN1 3EP. Jay 01179450325. 10pm-6am. £5 before 11.30pm. 10th THE BIRTH OF MISS £6 before 1am, £7 thereafter. DJ’s MOTORS. Syndicate Superclub Downstairs: Special Guest TBC, Paul Ricketts, Bughouseloco, Choice, Jon Willard. Bristol. Nelson St, £5. 10pm-4am. The Birth of Miss Motors 7 Girls will be Upstairs in the Lounge: Smooth R’n’B and selected to be VIP guests among royalty classic hits with DJ Chief and friends and A-List Celebs for 7 days at the 30th KOOLWATERS LIVE Monaco Grad Prix and Cannes Film Festival SESSIONS Suju Nightclub, 28 High 01179450325. Street, Old Town, 10pm-6am. £5 before 11.30pm, £6 before 1am, £7 24th GATECRASHER ULTIMATE CLASSICS. Syndicate Superclub, thereafter. DJ’s Downstairs: Marc Vedo, Nelson St, £8. 10pm-4am. Scott James Hannan, plus guests. Upstairs in the Lounge: Smooth R’n’B and classic hits Bond, Sonique (DJ Set), JFK, Ben Nicky, Joel D, Dean Angel. 01179450325. with DJ Chief 24th CENTRAL SPILLZ Sunday SOUNDSYSTEM. Lab (formerly Arc Bar), Broad Street 10pm – 3am. Bristol £6+bf tickets, M.O.T.D. Laid Blak GRASSROOTS. Elbow Room. 64 (Brownpunk Recordings) – Live, Dj Die Park Street, BS1 5JN. £Free – till (Clearskyz) & Mc Joe Peng (Laid Blak) 2am. Reggae and the like. theelbowroom. Classic Jungle Set, Central Spillz – Live, Chasing Shadows (Hench) Guido (Punch MONO TONIC. The Lab (formerly Drunk), Forsaken (Soul Motive) B2b Superisk Arc Bar). 27 Broad Street, £2 (Central Spillz) Eddie K (D-style/run) B2b Newport before 6pm, £3 after. 3pm till late. Mensah (Horizons Music), Dj Rogue OUTBACK / SANCTUARY. Escapade. Stow Hill, NP20 1JE. Soothing Sunday sounds on an eclectic tip. (Vertebrae) - Reggae & Dub Set Dj Johnston TAPE DJ’s plus special guest Appleblim. (Central Spillz), Fire Man Sam (Ukhd). free / £3. 9pm-4am. With the closure of Walkabout, Tiny, the impressionable 3rd BASS EXPOSURE. 24th GRANAREUNITED 14. manager would like to invite all the Clockwork. Stokes Croft. £10The Golden Lion. 244 Gloucester customers to his new night. THE OUTBACK motd. Doors: 10pm – 6am. Room Road, Bishopston. £free. 7.30pm AT ESCAPADE 1st Floor - Same DJ, same 1: Tippa Irie + Laid Blak – myspace. 12am. Classic rock tracks from four of the doormen, same great atmosphere - come com/laidblak + Sledgehead – myspace. legendary Granary Club DJ’s - Al Read, Ed & show Tiny your support! com/sledgehead1bristol + Mikee Newsom, Adrian Copley & Adrian Coleman. SPIN. Meze Lounge. Market St. Freedom – 0117 9247525. New & Classic Indie Anthems, Electro, + Hytal Rockers + Iceman + D-Angelo Cardiff Dance, Good Requests.Resident & guest + Andy Scholes. Room 2: Reble MC – 10 FOOT CWTCH. 10 Feet Tall. DJ’s. All meals £1.Drinks from £1 til 9pm. + Bunjy & Peng 11a - 12 Church St. CF10 1BG. £3. Open til 5am. contact venue. 1pm-5am. + Sam Interface + Peter D + DJ Dazee 8 - 3am. Open mic session held together 01633 259144. – + Mensah – by Rowan Ligget. Swansea CARL COX & FRIENDS. 3rd INTRIGUE 003 ‘MELTDOWN’ 3rd MARVEL. Monkey Cafe. 13 Castle Liquid Nightclub. St. Mary St, LAUNCH PARTY at Lab (formerly Street, Swansea, SA1 1JF. 9pm – £15 / 18.50 / motd. 10pm-4.30am. late. £ free B4 ten. DJ Noah and Father Arc Bar), Broad Street, £5adv / MAIN ARENA CARL COX (3 hour set) more on the door. 9pm-3am. Bank Jared present a stormin’ night funk, soul Jon Rundell Craig Bartlett BAR ROOM: Holiday special: hosted by The Insiders hiphop and jazz.... Lush! HOUSE CLASSICS Dave Eaves b2b Martin and Ayah. Room 1: The Insiders (Intrigue MI CASA. Mambo. 46 The Dibble Gareth Hopkins Clare James b2b Music/Integral Records), Ayah (Intrigue Kingsway, 8pm, £free. Dave Little Nick White Andy B Aran Tindall Music) + Intrigue Residents. Room 2: This established deep house night is the dubstep. nu soul. house. Very special guest RESISTANCE Lee Keenor Scott Kerr Justin Vale Ashley Smith Gez O’Neill Paul Dominy only place in the city where you can kick tbc + Intrigue residents. & Peter Joshua Josh Chancer & Lancelot back, relax, and get down to the best 3rd JUST JACK TERRACE underground house DJ’s the area has to PARTY. Motion Nightclub, 73 Avon 3rd C-Y-N-T. Clwb Ifor Bach. 11 offer. Strictly for the headz. St. £7/10. 10pm--5am. Line-up: Damian Womanby Street, 10:00pm - 4am, £12/£14. Simian Mobile Disco, Kissy Sell SATURDAY RETRO. Lava Lounge. Lazarus, Hector, Alex Gopher, Lukas,

Salubrious Place. Till 3am.



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Out, A1 Bassline, Tom Maddicott. Simian mobile disco kissy sell out (radio 1) a1 bassline tom maddicott strangeknife (live) 24th APERTURE. Clwb Ifor Bach. 11 Womanby Street. CF10 1BR. £6/£8 10.30pm-4am Brookes Brothers - Drum/Bass/Jungle 24th COOL HOUSE. Glo Bar/ club. 4 Churchill Way, Cardiff, £5 member b4 11 £7 after. 10pm4am. Bank Holiday Special with Ewan Pearson alongside residents Dave Mills, Matt Joy, Matt Owen and Huey Richards 07789641721. 24th GODSKITCHEN ESCAPE INTO THE PARK WARM UP PARTY. Liquid Nightclub. St. Mary St, £10 advance. 10pm-5am. John O’Callaghan Ronald Van Geldren Mark Eteson Jordan Suckley Kris Hill (EVOLUTION CLASSICS) Stu Grady Estee & Mogz-E Nick White Julian Williams Steve Hampton & Mark Collard Rui J & Kiki V Skizm. 02920645464. 24th HELLS BENT. Undertone . 11a - 12 Church St, £3. 9 - 3am. HELLS BENT Alternative gay friendly disco. Jen long hosts playing the best in new music, indie electro.


3rd VINYLISM/180 PRESENTS BLAME. Sigma. 2-4 Kingsway Swansea, £6/£5 in adv, 8pm-late. Vinylism: soon to be Wales’ answer to Hospital records, presents 180 dnb with guest DJ Blame + Residents.


3rd BOSH Suju featuring the

UTAH SAINTS. Suju Nightclub, 28 High Street, Old Town, 10pm-6am. £5 before 11.30pm, £6 before 1am, £7 thereafter. DJ’s Downstairs: Utah Saints plus your Bosh residents Martyn Davies, Danny Unkut. Upstairs in the Lounge: DJ Chief & Friends playing a cool selection of Funk and Disco hits. 17th LOVE LOVE Suju Nightclub, 28 High Street, Old Town, 10pm6am. £5 before 11.30pm, £6 before 1am, £7 thereafter. DJ’s Downstairs: Special guest TBC plus residents Jamesy & Nick Fisher, DJ Chief, Opta’Mystic with Fast Hands Fisher on Percussion. Upstairs in the Lounge: Retro Pop Culture with DJ Chief and friends. 24th FIERCE ANGEL Suju Nightclub, 28 High Street, Old Town, 10pm-6am. £5 before 11.30pm, £6 before 1am, £7 thereafter. DJ’s Downstairs featuring Fierce Angel DJ’s plus your Suju residents James Hannan, DJ Chief and Danny Kissane. Upstairs in the Lounge: DJ Chief & Friends playing a cool selection of Funk and Disco hits.


12th FIERCE ANGEL Suju. 28

High Street, Old Town, SN1 3EP. 10pm-6am. £5 before 11.30pm, £6 before 1am, £7 thereafter. Downstairs: Fierce Angel DJ’s Mike van Loon, Dave Simeon plus residents James Hannan, DJ Chief & Danny Kissane. Upstairs in the Lounge: DJ Chief & Friends playing smooth R’n’B and classic hits.

Our eyes were well and truly opened as we joined Kiss 101 for their Takeover at Syndicate Bristol last month. We also joined forces with Lab, one of Bristol’s newest venues, to host a night from Brighton’s coolest record label - Tru Thoughts – in celebration of our Festival issue and the start of summer... it’s gonna be a hot one!

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