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During these winte ry months, sometim too darn cold to es it’s just be balancing on a pebbly beach, struggling into your winter wetsuit and hours floating out spending a few back, waiting for those winter swel So 247 decided to try ls. truly cold, with guar some boardsports somewhere anteed “waves”. Saas Fee, Switzerla We nd, where the only travelled to planning on doin floating we were g was through the air… We joined some of the youngest and most talented female rippers on Roxy’s team from across Europe at their training cam p at Saas Fee in Switzerland, with fellow team mem bers on hand to inspire and lead younger girls and the Scottish snowboar half pipe queen ding legend and Lesley McKenna at the helm, coac the riders during hing the by coach and train week long camp. Several hours from Geneva Airpo a popular destinati rt, Saas Fee is on for snowboar ders, and during October, the reso rt hosts the Half Pipe Roxy Camp took place just one week World Cup. The before the 2008
event so the park was in good shap e and there was excited buzz in the an air. With the half pipe and kickers on top form, the girls new tricks and perfe had plenty of room to practice ct the ones they the hang of. We had already got took two cable cars that bored right and a steep train through the mou ntain to get up to glacier, 3500m up the (1700m above the the snow action town), where all took was spent watching place. My first day up the hill the girls whizz past (literal) crash cour se and tried to end whilst I got a right direction at up pointing the the bottom of each slope… (I quickly learned that lying on your back, with down the slope is your head facing not generally perc eived to be the most graceful way to finish a run). Button lifts also proved to be rathe r tricky to master, although there was plenty of knowledg eabl and tips, and it wasn e help at hand to give me hints backside 540’s off ’t long before I was busting perfe ct the big kickers…* *I mean, spinning
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NEWS Happy Birthday Phonic Fm
THIS MONTH WE ARE... mostly shocked that it is 2010 and there are still no hoverboards. Also, where did the last 10 years go? One minute you’re watching Clarissa Explains It All and wearing floral leggings, the next you’re Tweeting, Facebooking and wearing…oh. Floral leggings. In any case, this year looks like it’ll be a blast: 247 Magazine is 10 years old, we’ve got a diary full of festivals to attend, and our super new website is looking rather whizzy and nice and that. Let’s get on with it then… P.S. Have you picked up your copy of the 247 Essential Guide 2010? It came out last month and is a fab-a-riffic wall planner with all the best stuff in 2010 marked on it. Stick it on your wall for year-round listings pleasure.
You ain’t nothin’ in the South West ‘til you have a show on 106.8 Phonic FM. With a strict “no playlists” policy, the station is dedicated to supporting music and the arts across the region. Naturally, we’ve got a brilliant show called 247 Live, hosted by the lovely Vicki Barnes and everyone’s showbiz pal, Arash Torabi – listen in every second and fourth Saturday of the month, 2pm-4pm. This month, Phonic FM celebrates its second birthday with a big party/benefit gig planned on 20 Feb at Exeter Phoenix. With live performances from the cream of Exeter and the South West’s musicians, and a host of Phonic FM DJs mixing it up on the decks, this night showcases some of the talent broadcasting on 106.8 Phonic FM, including 247’s Arash, who will be blessing the decks with some choice reggae and dubstep. Other acts and DJs will be announced on www.phonic.fm. Tickets are £5 (+bf) from Exeter Phoenix Box Office (01392 667080) or www.exeterphoenix.org.uk. All proceeds from the gig will go towards making Phonic FM a better radio station for you, the listeners.
Win Tickets To Bloc Festival Bloc Festival lands at Butlins in
Minehead, Somerset to kick off the 2010 festival season with style from 12 – 14 March. This is a different kind of festival experience; because the event is held at Butlins, you don’t need to worry about the weather, and you get to sleep in a real bed, and have a shower – as well as getting access to the usual holiday park features (water park, arcades, restaurants and so on). However, you also get to enjoy the atmosphere, crowds and awesome music of a true festival. The 2010 line up is massive, with Grand Master Flash, Skream and Benga, Salt n Pepa, Roots Manuva, Wiley and many more. Bloc always sells out, so get your tickets asap! Tickets in standard apartments cost £140 pp, tickets for apartments with kitchen and living room cost £150 pp. Get tickets at www.blocweekend.com. WIN!!! We have a pair of tickets for BLOC 2010 to give away to one lucky reader. To enter the competition, go to www.247magazine.co.uk and click on the competitions tab.
Je Voudrais Aller A La Discotheque My Heroes Killed Cowboys and Sir Vinyl of the Fattest present a special Valentines event at the
Sandbar, Praa Sands on 13 Feb. Entitled Baise Moi (which we are pretty sure means “please make love to me gently” en Francais), the night sees the two top Cornish clubbing brands join forces to create an awesome party. Sir Vinyl will host the bar room, whilst MHKC residents Jac The Disco and St Ives Timbo Symons take care of the main room. Jac The Disco play this gig fresh from an appearance at Fabric in London alongside Erol Alkan. If you fancy dressing up, the theme is French, in honour of the world’s greatest and most stylish lovers (think more Chanel and Gaultier than onions and bicycles)… For more info on where to buy tickets (which are £6 in advance and £7 on the door) go to www.myheroeskilledcowboys.co.uk/blog (which is also a very good blog, worth a read).
Win Tiesto Tickets Tiesto is a legendary DJ with his own brand of pumping, dynamic trance, who
has been voted world’s number one in DJ Magazine’s prestigious poll for three consecutive years. He plays Cardiff International Arena on 12 March. Tickets are £27.50, get yours at http://music.livenation.co.uk/cia/. We have a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky reader – to enter the competition, go to www.247magazine.co.uk and click on the competititons tab. 6|
THE EDGE Email news to: firstname.lastname@example.org New dance night MOTION recently started up at The Hippo on Bath St, Plymouth. The night will feature top names from the dance world like Bodyrox, Joey Negro and the Freemasons, as well as resident DJs from the city’s very own Plymouth DJ Collective. www. hippolive.co.uk This year’s SPORT RELIEF will culminate with Sport Relief Weekend on 19 – 21 March. There are Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Miles taking place across the country, with flagship Miles taking place in Plymouth, Bristol and Cardiff on Sunday 21 March (as well as lots of other local Miles) and you can take part at www. sportrelief.com - don’t forget to get sponsored and raise money for a good cause. ANIMATED EXETER takes place from 11 – 20 Feb in venues across the city. Don’t miss the Best of the West Competition screening on 12 Feb at Exeter Phoenix, where you can watch short films from talented animation students from the region. Comic fans will love the Exeter International Comic Expo at Southgate Hotel on 13 Feb, and the launch of the festival, which takes place at Exeter Castle, will involve a huge animated projection by US artist Rose Bond, using animation and theatrical lighting to transform the castle windows into a stage (7pm – 12pm, £free). Unmissable. www.animatedexeter. co.uk
NEWS Plymouth Volks Fest Welsh party animals Goldie Lookin’ Chain and Dub pioneers Zion Train join Mad Dog Mcrea and Two
Spot Gobi as the first few acts to be confirmed for Plymouth Volks Fest 2010. Further headliners will be announced soon for the festival, which takes place from 28 – 31 May at Newnham Park, Plympton, Plymouth. The festival will feature a cabaret tent, with comedy, music and circus entertainment alongside top musical acts both local and national. There will also be a show and shine competition for VW owners to show off their vehicles. Camping is available, and tickets are just £25 for the three day long festival. Get yours at www.plymouthvolksfest.co.uk
Rumble In The Jungle At Eden Get ready for a bass driven night
of epic proportions at the Eden Project in Cornwall this Spring. After the hugely successful South West Showdown last year, the event returns with a new name on 7 May. Rumble In The Jungle will include the South West Drum and Bass Awards and the Eden Arts Cafe event, with four arenas of different underground music, from drum and bass to dubstep, breaks, funk, latino and hip hop. Tickets and full line up will be released shortly at www. therumbleinthejungle.co.uk and we’ll have more news next month. For now all you need to know is it’s on, it’s big and it’s the only chance you’ll get to party like this at Eden.
Win A Tree Surfing Experience With Survival expert Ray Mears will be in Plymouth
next month as part of Explore the Outdoors, an exciting event at Plymouth Pavilions which covers all aspects of outdoor pursuits. From 13 – 14 N WI March, the event features a Wilderness Zone, where you can forage for wild food and learn about surviving in extreme conditions. Other activities include paddle boarding, kayaking, and a climbing wall. Meet some of Dartmoor Zoo’s slimy and furry creatures, or watch the Mountain Bike display team showing off their skills. See www. explore-the-outdoors.com for info on all the activities available. All day entry costs £5, each ticket includes a free leisure voucher for the Pavilions Pool or Ice Rink, and kids go free. Book your tickets online now on www.plymouthpavilions.com or call the Box Office on 0845 146 1460. To celebrate the event, the Pavilions has teamed up with 247 and www.Treesurfers.co.uk - the official sponsors of the Adrenaline Zone at the event – to give two people the chance to experience Tree Surfing on a three hour rope course. Based at Gulworthy near Tavistock, Tree Surfing is an adrenaline-pumping, heart-thumping bird’s eye experience. Their incredible treetop eco-trail, consists of a complex of ladders, rope bridges, zip wires and walkways which give you the freedom to explore the trees from the top down in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. To enter the competition, go to www.247magazine.co.uk and click on the competitions tab. Terms and conditions available on our website.
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nd official album, s promote their seco to r tou ive ss ow the ways of Lo ma kn are currently on a ing our way. For those who don’tmaking a big sound s! ino es mp Ca s Lo and g, and they’re head and seven people Romance is Borin energy, excitement, quirkiness after meeting at Cardiff University, soon nk 06 re thi 20 we s!: in ey d ino Th es me s. for mp Ca nd r, and Ollie on drum n and d record. The ba on both stage an Neil on guitar, Ellen on bass guitals and glockenspiel), Harriet (violi line up. the ed ca e tur let (vo h fea mp ret co lly Ga na to r), rn) origi ptember s, and melody ho ad guitar/songwrite joined by Tom (le ally Aleksandra (vocals, keyboardband to return to her studies in Se a brilliant be fin the d to t s an lef ), ise e rd sh om oa er pr keyb replaced Aleks aft are ready for what ummer Ollie Gareth’s sister Kimir current form, Los Campesinos!rope. Arash Torabi chats with dr rdings. co the Eu Re d in d ita an an ch UK ar, Wi ool across last ye be on the super-c of dates booked tour with a string the new album and what it’s like to , on ati pir about ins
Your new album Romance is Boring explores a few different themes. Where did the inspiration come from? That’s down to Gareth, who writes the lyrics. It’s mainly autobiographical. Tom writes the music and the rest of us contribute ideas. Who are your influences and inspirations? It varies individually, but as a collective, it’s mainly ‘90s American bands like Pavement, Sonic Youth and Guided by Voices. Gareth draws a lot of lyrical ideas from people like Jamie Stewart (Xiu Xiu) and Paul Heaton (Housemartins, Beautiful South). Jamie Stewart is also on your new album, alongside members of Parenthetical Girls… Gareth was a big fan of Parenthetical Girls – we had an opportunity to tour with them and we became good friends. We recorded the album in Seattle, where he lives, and we asked him to contribute vocals on one of the songs. Romance is Boring is your second official album. But what aboutt We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed, which came out shortly after your first album? We always intended to release an EP between the first and the second record, and when we came out of the session we had 10 tracks. We liked all of them so we decided to release them all. 10 songs is too long for an EP, so it got labelled as an album. Legally and contractually with our label, Romance… is our second album, but it took the pressure off, because there’s always pressure on doing the second album. Tell us how your sound has progressed with this album. The first record was more like a collection of songs we had when we first started the band. The EP or album, We Are Beautiful…was the progressional stage and now Romance… is the sound we want Los Campesinos! to be like. It’s got more of a linear process and it flows. We’ve gone into the recording process of it as an album, rather than just recording a few songs. How does the new album translate live? We mess around with songs a lot more in the studio. Some people say it’s different live, but at the end of the day, there’s still seven of us on stage: it’s still Los Campesinos! with the energy and environment we create on stage. Has being on Wichita Recordings helped you as a band? I’ve never heard anyone say anything bad about
Wichita. It’s a small team and they sign bands they enjoy listening to and want to see live: it’s not done to make money. They’ve been really supportive of us and we really enjoy working with them. Would you say a lot of bands play it safe these days and don’t break away from conventions, or is it the other way around? It’s hard because if you look at (and I hate to say it) mainstream ‘indie’, a lot of bands are quite similar, but there are a lot of bands in the background who are doing some exciting stuff. There is a really good music scene in Britain which is thriving, it’s just that there’s different stuff that the press pay attention to. Who are the exciting bands or artists for you right now, and who might your fans also like? We have the pleasure of having an eighth member with us at the moment, called Sparky Deathcap, who also does his own stuff. He writes some exciting songs, similar to Why? He also supported us on the last tour we did in October. We’ve formed relationships with a few other bands, like Johnny Foreigner and Dananananaykroyd. We’re all friends and our fans seem to follow the same bands, which is really good. Give us a description of the Los Campesinos! live experience. Basically, seven of us on stage having as much fun as possible really. A lot of energy and a lot going on. The audience don’t know where to look because there’s so much excitement going on. And hopefully, that energy and excitement will pass down to the audience so that they’ll enjoy it as well.
Don’t miss the energetic Los Campesinos! at Falmouth Princess Pavilion on Fri 26 Feb, tickets are £9/10 www.seetickets.com/ 0871 220 0260, and Bristol Thekla on Sat 27 Feb, tickets are £10 www. alt-tickets.co.uk/ 0871 310 0000
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The first Battle Stations event took place in November 2007 as a social event for the University of Plymouth Bboy Society, run in conjunction with Plymouth based clothing and paint shop Forty Five. The night consisted of a mash up of breakdancing, beatboxing, turntablism, MCing and live graffiti with the hottest hip hop soundtrack, all set in a “battle” scenario. The exciting concept behind the event and the dedicated team behind it made that first night a massive success, and Battle Stations became a monthly event. On the second Thursday of every month, Battle Stations kicks up the heat at Voodoo Lounge in Plymouth and all elements of hip hop are represented, with bragging rights on the line. Still supported by Forty Five, the Battle Stations team includes Kitastrophe as the host and main co-ordinator, resident DJs and co-coordinators Sharp, Blakeatron and Fu-Styles, who play an up-tempo mix of oldschool, party hip hop and Bboy funk. They’re joined by Luke Christison on posters and promotion, and the team is rounded off by Dred Ned and VJ Eda. We caught up with Kitastrophe (aka Kit Thomas) just after the Battle Stations second birthday events, which took the roof off Voodoo Lounge... What’s the typical atmosphere at a Battle Stations night? It’s a very inclusive, social vibe, we have everyone from ravers to goths coming down. Some of the battles can get pretty heated but when the battle’s over it’s all smiles.
There are so many people who help us out every month and they all deserve a shout out, however, a special mention needs to go out to our previous poster designers Rob Dutton and Greg Mould, DJs Parker and XL who played at our birthdays, and the Bboys from Just 4 Funk and the 3Cs who have covered a lot of miles to come and represent. Big thanks as well to MC Sleaze who has been our quality control on the mic, and on the boards, Onion and Filf have stepped up at the last minute on a number of occasions.
What has been the most memorable Battle Stations night so far? Both of the birthday events were ridiculous. Our first birthday saw the YML Bboy crew reunion, and a battle between Plymouth and Exeter. More recently, the second birthday saw What’s next for Battle Stations? What are your plans for the first ever BattleStations under 18s battles, and a two on the future? twos Bboy battle that exceeded all our expectations. Hopefully we’re going to be doing more of the youth battle nights, and possibly another Battle Stations night in Cornwall. What are the aims of Battle Stations? Primarily, we all love our hip hop and we wanted to take an active part in its progression within the South West. Are there any performers, artists or DJs who have taken part in Battle Stations who deserve a special mention? www.247magazine.co.uk
Don’t miss the next Battle Stations at the Voodoo Lounge in Plymouth every second Thursday of every month. www.myspace.com/gotbattle www.fortyfiveclothing.com
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This season, escape into a fairytale fusion of fur and fringing, designer and high street. This shoot mixes pieces from a range of fashion graduates with high street style from Topshop. Photography: Seb Chandler
Fashion graduate Alice McColmâ€™s dress uses delicate layers in soft grey tones. Burgundy tights by Falke at mytights.com
Young Welsh designer Fflur Owenâ€™s grey chiffon dress uses mythically inspired, hand cut detailing in untreated leather.
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Topshop’s stylish bodycon lace skirt (£30) is balanced by Alice McColm’s belted pink fur jacket with cutout and flower detailing. The look is finished with Topshop’s soft knitted stripe crop jumper (£35) and navy blue tights by Jonathan Aston at tightsplease.com.
Photographer: Seb Chandler www.sebchandler.com Stylist: Marie-Claude Lamb www.marie-claudelamb.blogspot.com Hair and make up: Jo Barker using Barry M at Arena, 52 Ebrington St, Plymouth, 01752 250025 www.arenacreativehair.co.uk Set designer: Hannah Davies www.hannah-davies.com Model: Jasmine Barnott at Ginger Snap www.gingersnap.co.uk Location: The Old School House, Bristol
Topshop’s faux fur jacket (£85) injects a dash of glamour to designer Scott Ramsey Kyle’s embellished wool skirt and Fflur Owen’s dramatic handmade clogs. Knee high tights by Jonathan Aston at tightsplease.com
Clothes: www.topshop.com www.alicemccolm.co.uk www.scottramsaykyle.com www.fflur.co.uk www.mytights.com www.tightsplease.com Thanks: Emilie Parnall at Topshop
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Music Breaks & Beats
Jazz / Funk
Massive Attack Heligoland (Virgin)
As much an institution these days as rock’n’roll, Massive Attack soldier on in their melancholic pursuit of organic/digital unison. ‘Splitting The Atom’ is the first song that achieves its aim: a languid yet affecting dirge centred around heavy handclaps and minor keys. Guy Garvey lends his dulcet croon to ‘Flat Of The Blade’, and Damon Albarn plants a bittersweet kiss on ‘Saturday Come Slow’, while other guests – Martina TopleyBird, Horace Andy, Hope Sandoval, Tunde Adebimpe – weigh in with mixed results. Backbone
You Me At Six Hold Me Down (Virgin)
It was hammy enough a decade ago, so why the fuck would anyone start an album with an air-raid siren in 2010? Not that one should expect Surrey’s YM@6 to proffer anything remotely pioneering. The emorock quintet are built on the premise that conquering the overground is the ends, while swoonsome, croonsome crappy confessions that acne-ridden teenagers can mull over are the means. Kids, don’t fall for it. Go listen to The Shitty Limits or your parents having sex instead. Anything but this tripe. Backbone
First Aid Kit
The Big Black & The Blue (Wichita) Famed for their stunning, down-home cover of Fleet Foxes’ ‘Tiger Mountain Peasant Song’, Swedish teen sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg, aka First Aid Kit, are the point where ‘60s prairie songbook meets nu-folk uber-cool, and it’s a spellbinding delight. Opener, ‘In The Morning’, sets out their stall: beautiful, distinctive vocal harmonies punctuated by purposeful acoustic strums; while elsewhere the siblings’ masterful country aura instils a genuine sense of hope. For fans of log fires, forest walks and timelessly wonderful music. Backbone
Souls Of Mischief Montezuma’s Revenge (Hiero Imperium)
I complain when artists churn out the same old thing and I complain when artists try and embrace something new and fail, so how can they win? Well, the Souls keep doing what they are best at; non-jiggy rhymes and proper head nod rap, but by bringing in the
Urban / Hip Hop
Dance / Electronica
Reggae / Dubstep
god producer Prince Paul they step their game up whilst retaining what we all love about them. An album that will appeal to people who loved them before and hopefully bring in new ones too. Everyone’s a winner. Aldo Vanucci
Cold Fear EP
(Shogun Audio) After the huge success of Alix Perez’s 1984 long player, the Shogun HQ keep their consistency flowing as Icicle follows on nicely to bring you the Cold Fear EP. Living up to its name, Icicle takes the hot seat and drops the temperature to give us some cold music. There are many highlights on this EP but for all of you who have checked out Friction’s Shogun Assassins mix you will know about ‘Driftwood’, Icicle and Noisia’s huge collaboration, just like the rest of this EP it’s a must have in any DJ’s record box! IN:SIGHT/OLLIE EVANS
Various Artists Dimensions 4
(Ram Records) Ram Records continue to deliver the goods, bringing you the next chapter in the ‘Dimensions’ series to hit you with four heavy weight tracks from the likes of Noisia, Subculture, Xample and Lomax. With all four tunes destroying dance floors around the globe over the past few months and with regular DJ support from Andy C & Friction plus Radio One’s Fabio and Grooverider to name just a few, you know you can’t go wrong! Make sure you go out and grab your copy whilst you can, every track on this EP is an absolute killer! IN:SIGHT/OLLIE EVANS
The Fallen Leaves That’s Right
(Parliament Records) London’s quality garage rock and roll foursome drop their second album, ablaze with melody and crunchy guitars. The Fallen Leaves are geniuses in the art of combining the retro rhythmic element of their influences with their own quirky Englishness. Rob Green’s smooth vocals sit tightly on Rob Symmons’ razor-sharp guitar chords (the latter was the original guitarist of legendary British punk band Subway Sect). Perfect. Arash Torabi
The Hope That Kills You (Random Acts of Vinyl)
Drum & Bass
Second album from Brighton’s melancholic melody merchants. Everything here fits together beautifully: pianos, violins and harmony vocals give a joyous sense of being uplifted, despite the dark nature of the songs. Includes the excellent single I Start Fires and the more recent Free Atlas: an incredible piece of songwriting, which makes me shiver. Arash Torabi
Bustin’ Out- New Wave to New Beat: The Post Punk Era 1979-1981 (Year Zero) ‘Post punk’ is a broad term, and its synthy/ funky strand is represented here. Punk rock kicked the doors open for artists like Gary Numan (included here as Tubeway Army) to go through. Check out the punky-disco take on Arthur Brown’s Fire by Lizzy Mercer Descioux, Killing Joke’s synth-laden disco, Almost Red and Joseph K’s charged up Sorry For Laughing. Influential artists galore: Dead Can Dance, 23 Skidoo and Front 242. Essential listening for anyone interested in the roots of today’s electropop bands. Arash Torabi
We Live in Bazakhstan (Sack the Juggler)
Super U hail from Brighton, and this, their debut album is toe-tapping folk-inspired pop at its best. Most of the songs have an upbeat feel, including their first single, What News From Cornwall. Strong songwriting is high on the agenda, and my favourite Is I Dig Ya. And guess what? I dig Super U. Arash Torabi
Los Campesinos! Romance is Boring
(Wichita Recordings) The second album proper from Los Campesinos! is packed with all the ingredients that make their mark: melody, energy and imagination are here in abundance. Opening track In Media Res is just one of the songs that shows the band’s maturity and progression since their 2008 debut. And they’ve done it without compromising their quirky approach to timing- check We’ve Got Your Back for proof. With Romance… the band have created an altogether larger sound, whilst remaining ballsy. They know how to capture an eccentric English sound without going too over the top. Arash Torabi
DEMOS DEMO OF THE MONTH New Plymouth trio, THE HACKS, deliver a truly fantastic amalgamation of Peacocks-esque punkabilly and new wave surf riffola the likes of which you rarely hear from a Westcountry band. Their demo EP is laden with cocksure attitude, wonderful melodic flourishes and the kind of effervescent energy that turned bands like The Living End into such globe-straddling entities. And what’s more, they have a confident and clever vocalist who ties a big bow of authenticity around the likes of ‘That Girl’ and the awesome proto-punk blast of ‘Stand Down’. All three songs here are strong, individual and memorable which, to any budding hopefuls out there, is the perfect demo in a nutshell. If The Hacks play it right, they could be enjoying mucho indie label interest within the next six months. www.myspace.com/thehacksband
ROCK SHOW DEMO OF THE MONTH After the success of 2008’s Tunguska EP, FATTY CHAN returned in January with ‘Sever’, a belter of a full album that shows the band’s sound developing. Stand out tracks Survive & Invisible Fear are already getting air play on the Rock Show and the album is receiving critical acclaim in the music press. These Westcountry boys are going to have a blinding year ahead of them. If you get to check them out live, do it, as their live show is something to behold. www.myspace.com/ fattychanuk Hear these demos on the Rock Show on Phonic FM 106.8FM in Exeter or online at phonic.fm, every Friday from 10pm – 12am with Mike James and crew. You can also email your own tracks to email@example.com Email your tracks to firstname.lastname@example.org or post them to Rock Show on Phonic106.8FM, 6 Belvedere Court, St Davids, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4DA Apparently, Jimmy Page turned up to indie-folk Cornishmen, EATEN BY MONSTERS’ first show and kept winking at them. Now that’s an endearing anecdote. Whether he warmed to mainman Tom Hazledine’s bizarre, Jarvis Cocker-meets-drunken uncle croon is another story but you can’t help thinking that the likes of ‘Our Little Secret’ are an idiosyncrasy too far. Still, the songs on their brilliantly packaged demo EP ‘Scaring The Pets’ do have some spirited moments here and there, and the music itself is well crafted, especially when a fluid violin makes an appearance on ‘Bedroom Nerves’. The duo are also involved in the running of Bearfaced Records so watch out for future releases through the label. www.myspace.com/eatenbymonsters Precocious bedroom beats-boffin alert… DIRTY DIGITS is 15 year-old Totnes lad, Romek. Eschewing predictable samples in favour of heavily manipulated synth dialogue and self-conjured vocal sources (from younger siblings by the sound of it), the likes of ‘Demon Headmaster’ and ‘Velcro’ are paranoiac slabs of experimental electronica on a par with the squelchtastic, Cookie Monsta or early Aphex Twin. The delightfully titled ‘Sex And Socks’ goes one further by dropping a skewed, Clangers-esque tune that tech-twiddlers twice his age would endorse. Clearly a prodigious talent, Romek’s deployment of thick, acidic chords and atmospheric flourishes are a sign of something special in our boudoir-producer midst. Watch this space. www. myspace.com/ifihadahifitheband
Meanwhile, over on Murdoch-Space…
Devon (via Andalucía) new wave-lite tunesmiths, KITTY & THE LOST BOYS, may be in thrall to Blondie circa-‘Parallel Lines’ and The Bangles but there’s precious little on their Myspace that glows with the pop majesty of their predecessors. A triumph of style over content? Quite possibly. (www.myspace.com/ kittyandthelostboys) Welsh trio, TOUCHFINDER’s debut album, ‘The Art of Fighting Without Fighting’, addresses bullying, Daily Mail readers and Alain De Boton’s theory of Status Anxiety, while the sleeve art features the last building left standing after the bombing of Hiroshima. The music? A pale Muse imitation. Shame. www.myspace.com/ touchfinder It’s hard to believe that the likes of Coldplay and Keane are still inspiring young men to pick up guitars and form bands but here’s London quartet, THE KID JONES, doing just that; indulging in wet refrains and bland melodies to their soggy hearts’ content. As long as they’re happy. www.myspace.com/thekidjonesband Cornwall via Italy crooner, MARCO SPIEZIA, prides himself on taking care of all the voices, guitars, bass, drums, recording and mixing on his diverse Myspace offerings. The results are a little odd at times but his acoustic-driven, slightly cheesy tunes are heartfelt enough. www.myspace.com/driven2zenith With a nod to Aqualung, Damian Rice and the gang, Coventry lonesome troubadour, STYLUSBOY, aka Steve Jones, dishes out similarly fragile, acoustic fare that covers all, plaintive, emotional bases. His debut EP, ‘Fingerprint’, is available now via iTunes etc. www.myspace.com/stylusboy South Wales trio EJECT PILOT EJECT take it back to the late ‘70s with a sprightly sound that manages to capture the scuzzy innocence of The Buzzcocks and Jilted John with a faintly pre-punk New York aura. Pretty smart in a lovely retro-tastic kind of way. www.myspace.com/ejectpiloteject Odd bunch, BEARFOOT BEWARE. The Leeds-based band’s debut demo (all up on Myspace) straddles the line between Dananananaykroyd-esque, shoutalong new wave and herkyjerky spoken word that invokes the spectre of ‘90s upstarts, EMF, and flash-in-the-pans, Electric Six. www.myspace.com/ bearfootbeware LAST GENTLEMEN are a couple of Cornish lads now based in London. They deal in dirty electro-pop by way of Jamie T and Dresden Dolls with an industrial edge that serves them well; while uber-cool cuts like ‘Oh Well (We’re Going To Hell)’ are the meaty stuff of DFA compilations. www.myspace.com/ lastgentlemenmusic
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Until 5 Feb Plymouth
MIND GAMES, Cube3 Gallery, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, 01752 585050, www. peninsula-arts.co.uk, 10am to 5pm, £free Mind Games explores the narrative potential of photographic portraiture through the visual resonance of children’s toys and controlled macro-photographic conditions. The work expresses the power of imaginative play, relived through the fleeting instances of inventive dialogues with toys confined to a photographic mindscape. Look at your childhood through new eyes at this thought provoking exhibition.
hospital in Tel Aviv, to a yard in Iraq, the play draws us into a world of war, of high emotion and gestures of feeling with poetic storytelling of the most engaging nature. The writer explores political tensions by grounding them in the human issues of love, life and death. The production will be accompanied by a range of activities including workshops, talks and further readings for both students and the general public. For workshop bookings contact firstname.lastname@example.org/01904 635755
films 6 Feb
JON RICHARDSON: THIS GUY AT NIGHT, The Plough Arts Centre, 9-11 Fore Street, Great Torrington, 01805 624624, www. plough-arts.org, 8pm, £12 Fresh from a 2009 Edinburgh Comedy Awards best show nomination and a critically acclaimed sell-out run at this year’s Fringe. Having spent the last two years defending the option to face the world alone, This Guy At Night sees Jon exploring the notion that the human race may be weaker and less able (individually and globally) to deal with problems than it has at any point in its history. Join Jon as he gets life’s idiosyncrasies off his chest in his grumpy, yet uniquely charming, Northern style.
THE WOMEN OF WONDERMENTALIST GET SINFUL FOR VALENTINES, Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, 01392 667080, www.exeterphoenix.org.uk, 8pm, £7 Don’t be alone and miserable this February 14th... Or worse still, don’t be in a couple and miserable. Come along to Exeter Phoenix Voodoo Lounge for a sinful evening of passion, poetry and perspective. After it’s roaring success at last summer’s Ways With Words Festival at Dartington, Liv Torc (semi finalist in the national Radio 4 poetry slam and the new Bard of Exeter) and Beryl the Feral (slam champion and international performer) are bringing their very own two woman show ‘For Our Sins’ to Exeter - a hugely entertaining and comic journey through the seven deadliest of modern emotions.
LIVE 9 – 13 Feb
THE FURIES/LAND OF THE DEAD/HELTER SKELTER, Drum Theatre, Royal Parade, 01752 267222, www.theatreroyal.com, 7.45pm,£12 From award winning playwright, screenwriter and film director Neil LaBute comes the British première of The Furies, combined with Helter Skelter and Land of the Dead, following their acclaimed run at London’s Bush Theatre. In a chic New York city restaurant, a husband and wife meet to take a break from Christmas shopping. He doesn’t know that she has already seen him today. Elsewhere in town, a couple part; he goes to the office while she visits a clinic. Two lovers meet to talk about their relationship – no easy task with a surprise guest.
14 Feb Exeter
VALENTINES AND VERSE, Exeter Northcott, Stocker Road, 01392 493493, www.exeternorthcott. co.uk, 7.30pm, £10 Following the success of Pimms & Poetry, Live Canon return to celebrate Valentine’s Day with the best of English love poetry. Featuring live acapella music, sparkling performances and the poetry of John Donne, Thomas Moore, William Shakespeare, John Keats, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Emily Dickenson, Christina Rossetti, William Blake, Vita Sackville West and others, this is a fantastic way to hear, see and experience poetry.
CLUB 9 – 13 Feb
THE FEVER CHART, Exeter Northcott, Stocker Road, 01392 493493, www.exeternorthcott. co.uk, 2.30pm/7.30pm, £16 - £10 The Fever Chart tells three distinct but thematically related stories which explore the possibility of humanity in the most inhumane conditions. In settings which range from a zoo in Rafah, Palestine, to a
16 – 21 Feb Plymouth
THE HOBBIT, Theatre Royal, Royal Parade, 01752 267222, www.theatreroyal.com, 7.30pm, £21 - £12 Bilbo Baggins has his life turned upside down when he’s chosen by Gandalf the Sorcerer to join Thorin Oakenshield, exiled king of the Dwarves, on his quest to reclaim their kingdom and treasure. The adventurers battle through the Misty Mountains, wind, rain, hail and thunderstorms, narrowly escaping Trolls, Goblins, Wolves and Giant Spiders. Enjoy the sights, sounds and magic of the best selling fantasy novel ever written, in this
thrilling adaptation, perfect for Hobbit fans young and old.
17 Feb Exeter
WONDERMENTALIST: TAKING THE MIKE, Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, 01392 667080, www. exeterphoenix.org.uk, 8pm, £free Perform in a supportive and creative environment, test your poetic skills, make us laugh, cry, cheer, throw things... the Exeter Phoenix wants to hear performing poets, stand-ups, variety acts, singer songwriters. Please book slots in advance by emailing email@example.com
17 – 20 Feb Plymouth
SHORT PLAY FESTIVAL, Drum Theatre, Royal Parade, 01752 267222, www.theatreroyal.com, 7.45pm, £7 “Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs: therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity,” said Socrates. This is theatre for the credit crunch: exciting, spontaneous, put together on a shoestring yet full of ideas and inspiration. Each evening, three newly formed theatre companies from within the People’s Company will give you their take on Socrates’ quote: one using an existing text by an established playwright, one a new script by a People’s Company member, and the other presenting their own piece devised from scratch. They are ready to prove that despite the doom and gloom of recession we can still be rich in creativity!
18 – 25 Feb Falmouth
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE FALMOUTH BA(HONS) CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS EXHIBITION, The Poly, Church St, 10am – 4pm A unique and impressive collection of the creative spirit from University College Falmouth’s second year BA(Hons) Contemporary Crafts students featuring a range of materials from glass, ceramics, plastic, recycled materials and metal, and using experimental techniques and processes. This exhibition is to be held at The Poly despite the venue being closed down last month.
Until 20 Feb Exeter
GAME KEEPERS WITHOUT GAME BY EMILY WARDILL, Spacex Gallery, 45 Preston Street, 01392 431786, www. spacex.org.uk This winter Spacex will present a solo exhibition by London based British filmmaker Emily Wardill, one of the UK’s most exciting young artists, described by the Guardian as unafraid to ‘put her viewers between a rock and a hard place’.
Events With her new work, Game Keepers Without Game, Wardill presents a powerful and contemporary feature length movie that tackles difficult social issues without compromise depicting a child banished from home at an early age.0
Until 20 Feb Penzance
TRANSITION, The Exchange, Princes St, TR18 2NL, 01736 363715, www. theexchangegallery.co.uk For the first time since its opening in 2007 The Exchange in Penzance will host the groundbreaking Transition exhibition. With subjects as diverse as George Formby and dementia and acid house music and watercolours, this is sure to be an exciting and inspiring exhibition.
Until 21 Feb Falmouth
THE JOYFUL BEWILDERMENT, Here and Now Gallery, 41a Killigrew St, 01326 211505, www. heregallery.co.uk The Joyful Bewilderment is an international group exhibition showcasing the outpourings of over 100 like-minded image-makers. This exhibition can be seen as an expression of the Artists compulsion to create. Fundamentally, the artists in the show all share an essential motivation – to explore the possibilities of enhancing everyday life by making magic from the mundane.
25 Feb – 13 Mar Plymouth
EURYDICE, Drum Theatre, Royal Parade, 01752 267222, www. theatreroyal.com, 7.45pm, £12 Sarah Ruhl’s bold re-interpretation of the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice makes its European premiere in a coproduction between ATC, the Drum Theatre Plymouth and the Young Vic. Eurydice is in love with Orpheus. Her dead father has advice for her wedding but his letters can’t get through to the land of the living. At last one does. With his words in hand, Eurydice crashes down a flight of stairs and wakes in the underworld, her memory wiped. How will she ever get home? Alice in Wonderland meets Greek myth in this playful, heart-breaking American take on a timeless tale of loss, grief and redemption following its successful New York run.
Until 28 Feb Exeter
MIND OVER MATTER, Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, 01392 667080, www.exeterphoenix.org.uk, 10am - 5pm, £free This exhibition brings together the work of four artists who, through a variety of mechanical means, transform inanimate materials into artworks that have a life of their own.science, man and machine, and chaos and order.
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An Education (12A)
1 – 2 Feb: Savoy Cinema,
Penzance, 01736 363330, www.merlincinema.co.uk Dir: Lone Scherfig, starring Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, and Alfred Molina. 2009/UK/100 min This delightful coming-of-age story, set in soon-to-be-swinging 60s London, is based around author Lynn Barber’s memoirs, as adapted by Nick Hornby. While our 16-year-old heroine is swept off her feet by a raffish middle-class cad, the screenplay makes deft and sometimes damning observations about life in post-war Britain. It’s all rendered with a witty, literate script, spot-on characterisation and an outsider’s directorial eye for the dottiness of English life. Irresistible stuff! The First Day Of The Rest Of Your Life (15) 26Feb – 4 Mar: Plymouth Arts Centre 01752 206114 www. plymouthartscentre.org Dir. Remi Bezancon, starring Jacques Gamblin, Zabou Breitman, Deborah Francois France/2009/114 mins/subtitled Remi Bezancon’s family movie has been a huge box office hit on its home turf in France, winning a fair few Cesar Awards. The intimate drama examines the fractures and foibles of an ordinary bourgeois family, following the ups and downs of Robert (Gamblin), a taxi driver, his wife Marie-Jeanne and their three children as they develop from teens to grown-ups. As the youngsters learn to cope with becoming adults, the parents have to face the looming ‘empty nest syndrome’. The portrait of the family is sketched out over twelve years, through five key days as significant events shape their relationships and their futures. Goodbye Solo (15)
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10 Feb: Exeter Phoenix, 01392
667080, www.exeterphoenix. org.uk Dir.Ursula Meier, starring Isabelle Huppert, Olivier Gourmet. 2009/ Switzerland/97 min This sharp directorial debut centres on a French family living a happy, semibohemian life in a remote decrepit house beside an abandoned unfinished motorway until they discover it is about to open. Capturing the mesmerising, rhythmic menace of high-speed traffic and the fractured emotions of a family under strain, this claustrophobic psychodrama leaves you gasping for fresh air. Nine (12A)
12 – 18 Feb: Plymouth Arts
Centre, 01752 206114, www. plymouthartscentre.org Dir. Rob Marshall, starring Daniel Day Lewis, Nicole Kidman, Judi Dench, Kate Hudson, Penelope Cruz, Sophia Loren, Marion Cotillard. US/2009/119 mins A musical extravaganza that is as stylish, sexy and joyous as anything you could hope for, the story of Nine is based on Federico Fellini’s 8½ (screening at the Arts Centre on 2 Feb). Like the original and subsequent Broadway musicals Marshall’s (Chicago) version focuses on the problems of the suave, sensual Italian film director Guido (Day Lewis). Guido is struggling to mount his ninth film, for which he does not have a script and is
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films juggling the seven women in his life: his wife (Cotillard), his mistress (Cruz), his star (Kidman), his confidante (Dench), his mother (Loren), an American journalist (Hudson) and a prostitute (Fergie). Boy, has he got his hands full! Nowhere Boy (15)
Plymouth, 01752 585050, www. plymouth.ac.uk Dir. Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, starring Algenis Perez Soto 2008/US/110 min Able to speak only a few American baseball phrases, Miguel ‘Sugar’ Santos is plucked from the slums of the Dominican Republic by a major league US baseball team, only to be sent out on loan to a team in a small town. Sugar provides a frank and honest snapshot of the immigrant experience in America. Subtle, nuanced, direction from Anna Boden makes this a minor masterpiece and well worth catching.
LIVE 12 – 18 Feb: Plymouth Arts Centre, 01752 206114, www. plymouthartscentre.org Dir. Sam Taylor Wood, starring Kristen Scott Thomas, Aaron Johnson, Anne-Marie Duff, Thomas Sangster, David Morrissey. UK/2009/95 mins This highly anticipated feature debut from artist Sam Taylor Wood is a sensitive and sprightly look at the formative years of one of Britain’s cultural icons. John Lennon was brought up by his respectable Aunt Mimi but when, at the age of 15, he meets his mother, he forms an instant bond with her. When she takes him to see his first Elvis film he becomes a convert to the world of rock’n’roll but their close relationship causes friction between the two women with John caught in the middle. Yearning for a less troubled life he escapes into music and the rest, as they say, is history…
11 Feb: Jill Craigie Cinema,
CLUB Plymouth, 01752 585050, www.plymouth.ac.uk Dir. David Moreau and Xavier Palud, starring Oliver Banamy 2006/France/77 min French couple Clementine and Lucas have recently moved to a large house in an idyllic rural community in the Romanian countryside. The serene nature of their existence is about to come crashing down around them though, for tonight, they’re not alone. Something strange awaits them, something that will not cease until it has entered the couple’s home. Will Clementine and Lucas survive to discover the identity of ‘them’? Chilling suspense that Hollywood’s best can only hope to emulate.
LIVE Wallace And Gromit (U)
17 Feb: Exeter Phoenix,
7 – 8 Feb: Savoy Cinema,
Penzance, 01736 363330, www.merlincinema.co.uk 9 – 10 Feb: Royal, St Ives, 01736 796843, www.merlincinema.co.uk Dir: Ramin Bahrani, starring Souleymane Sy Savane, Red West, and Diana Franco Galindo 2008/US/92 min Senegalese taxi driver Solo is offered a $1,000 contract to drive crotchety South Carolinian pensioner William to a remote, isolated beauty spot. Suspecting his fare might be planning to commit suicide, the likeable and compassionate African decides to save his life and finds ways of inveigling himself into the old man’s life, even getting him to coach him for his Flight Attendant’s exam. Touching and sentimental without being mawkish, this is an adroitly delivered tale of hope, redemption and friendship.
18 Feb: Jill Craigie Cinema,
Released: 12 Feb
PERCY JACKSON AND THE LIGHTNING THIEF (TBA)
01392 667080, www. exeterphoenix.org.uk Dir: Nick Park, starring Peter Sallis. 1991 – 1995/UK/ 90 min A wonderful opportunity to see Nick Park’s award-winning classics, which explore the entrepreneurial activities of inventor Wallace and his sidekick dog Gromit. In this threesome of re-mastered small screen classics, the Plasticine duo take a trip to the Moon, create a pair of robotic trousers, and start their own sheep shearing business. Slapstick humour is mixed with nostalgic feels of 60’s Britain in this lovable series of short films. Great fun for all the family.
Dir: Chris Columbus, starring Pierce Brosnan, Uma Thurman, and Sean Bean. 2009/US/TBA It’s the 21st century, but the gods of Mount Olympus and assorted monsters have walked out of the pages of high school student Percy Jackson’s Greek mythology texts and into his life. And they’re not happy: Zeus’ lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect. Even more troubling is the sudden disappearance of Percy’s mother. As Percy finds himself caught between angry and battling gods, he and his friends embark on a cross-country adventure to catch the true lightning thief, save Percy’s mum, and unravel a mystery more powerful than the gods themselves. Could be the next Harry Potter.
Released: 29 Jan
THE LOVELY BONES (12A)
Dir: Peter Jackson, starring Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weiz, and Stanley Tucci. 2009/US/135 min Based on the best selling book by Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones is the story of a 14-year-old girl from suburban Pennsylvania who is murdered by her neighbor. She tells the story from Heaven, showing the lives of the people around her and how they have changed all while attempting to get someone to find her lost body. Directed by Lord of Rings helmer Peter Jackson this is shaping up to be an Oscar contender with serious clout.
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– 88 Vauxhall St, The Barbican, PL4 0EY, 01752 260555, www. annabelscabaret.co.uk, £see ACOUSTIC NIGHT, Mama Stones, venue, 9pm - late, Young and funky 1 Mary Arches St, EX4 3BA, www. pop rock indies cover band from Torquay. mamastones.com, With Paul Besselle JULIAN TALK + KAT MARSH, Ride Café, Tavistock Place, Plymouth, £free, Rocky roots set from Julian Tulk, with support from local star Kat Marsh. Drinks deals. HIPPO UNSIGNED, The Hippo, Bar 200, Truro, 4 Feb 9 Bath St, Plymouth, www. Cornwall’s prog-core bruisers, hippolive.co.uk, £3, 8pm, With The Crocus, sit at the interface between Kudos, The Vics & The Morgans - the artistic innovation and ferociously very best up and coming unsigned acts complex uber-noise; Plymouth’s from across the region. BBQ and £1.50 mighty Crazy Arm bring the hard bottles all night! twang, hardcore hoedown; while ACOUSTIC RIOT, White Rabbit @ Bangers give melodic punk rock a Jack Chams, Ebrington St, A new much-needed shot in the arm. acoustic night at Jack Chams. To book a slot, get in touch with Ben: Benjamin. firstname.lastname@example.org. Drinks deals available.
Crocus + Crazy Arm + Bangers
PICTUREHOUSE LIVE, Exeter Picturehouse Bar, 51 Bartholomew St West, EX4 3AJ, www.myspace.com/ exeterpicturehouselivemusic, £free, 8.30pm, Tonight, live music from LUSH + CHRIS WOODS + THE BOYS FROM MELBOURNE STREET. With free nibbles and candlelit tables, Picturehouse Live has a unique atmosphere. SHAM 69, The Cavern Club, 83 – 84 Queen St, EX4 3RP, 01392 495370, www.cavernclub.co.uk, £5adv, 8pm, SHAM 69 have become one of punk’s legends, and some say they’re the godfathers of Oi/Street Punk.
STEVE KNIGHTLEY, Princess Pavilion www.princesspavilion. co.uk, 01326 211222, £14. 8pm, One half of ‘Show of Hands’, Steve Knightley is touring solo – special guest is Jenna.
LOST IN SPACE, The Barley Sheaf, Church St, PL14 3AQ, www.thebarley.com, 9pm, Quirky band playing soul/funk/jazzy ska with a nice brass section.
THREE BAGS FULL, Annabels Cabaret and Discotheque, 86
FREQUENCY, The Palladium, Lower Gunstone, EX39 2DE, £3, 8.30pm - late, Indie/rock/funk
BOB MARLEY BIRTHDAY NIGHT, Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy St, EX4 3LS, www. exeterphoenix.org.uk, 01392 667080, £12adv/£14otd, 8.30pm The Bob Marley Birthday Celebration with live reggae and DJs. Delroy O’Gilvie joins forces with, Jungle Redd Band, Princess Talibah, the legendary DJ Derek and others to celebrate Bob Marley’s birthday. EIGHT TO THE BAR, Havana Restaurant, 10 Commercial Rd, The Quay, Exeter. EX2 4AE, £10/£8NUS, 7.30pm – 12.30am South West Lindy Hoppers invite you to dance to the swing music of ‘The Elaine Davies Quartet’. Live swing band. Music from the Golden Age of Swing. All welcome. Plus DJ: Paul ‘Zoot’ Thornton for Swing. Blues and Rock ‘n’ Roll. Do your own thing. For info: 01392 490022. www.swlindyhoppers.org.uk.
THE BUSKATEERS, Miss Peapods, Jubilee Wharf, Commercial Road, 01326 374424,
www.misspeapod.co.uk, £4.50, 9pm, A wild mix of eastern European flavour, ska type brass, topped off with a hint of punkiness.
FAUX FURS, Annabel’s Cabaret and Discotheque, 86 – 88 Vauxhall St, The Barbican, PL4 0EY, 01752 260555, www. annabelscabaret.co.uk, £see venue, 9pm - late. Classic covers from the past 50 years from the Faux Furs full band – guaranteed to get you singing and dancing! SEIZE THE DAY, The White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station, www.myspace.com/whiterabbit_ uk, £see venue, 8pm - late. With The Sunshine Getaway, The Deering and Throne of Athena
Wilson, Emily Maughan and Ottos Dreams.
DUKE JOHNSON & THE SCORCHERS, Annabels Cabaret and Discotheque, 86 – 88 Vauxhall St, The Barbican, PL4 0EY, 01752 260555, www. annabelscabaret.co.uk, £see venue, 9pm - late. Duke Johnson & The Scorchers have become an institution in the live music scene and have gained a rep as of one of the best rock & roll bands in the UK.
Hall For Cornwall, Truro, 6 Feb Exeter Phoenix, 7 Feb Cornwall’s prog-core bruisers, Crocus, sit at the interface between artistic innovation and ferociously complex uber-noise; Plymouth’s mighty Crazy Arm bring the hard twang, hardcore hoedown; while Bangers give melodic punk rock a much-needed shot in the arm.
COLE STACEY, Devoran Village Hall, Quay Rd, Devoran, Cornwall, TR3 6PW, £adv/£7otd, doors 7.15pm, start 8pm. Young singer/songwriter from Devon. On his first UK tour following the release of his new CD in January. Recently described as a “serious musician, moving seriously fast”. For info: 01872 864662. email@example.com
PEAPOD SESSIONS, Miss Peapods, Jubilee Wharf, Commercial Road, 01326 374424, www.misspeapod.co.uk, £2.50, 8pm. Featuring talented local musicians Elliott and the Wolf, Rosie Vanier, Jess
PETER VON POEHL, The Voodoo Lounge, Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy St, EX4 3LS, www.exeterphoenix.org. uk, 01392 667080, £7/£6, 8pm. Swedish singer-songwriter now based in France with a new album out in January. He’s had great success already and has toured with the likes of Brian Wilson, Air and New Young Pony Club. SUNDAY SOCIAL, Café Bar, Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy St, EX4 3LS, www. exeterphoenix.org.uk, 01392 667080, noon – 4pm. Live acoustic sets from guest singer-songwriters, DJs and open mic slots. If you want to play ring 01392-459 301 or email admin@ sound-gallery.net
BIDSEY’S ACOUSTIC WINE DOWN, Ride Café, Tavistock Place, £free, 9pm – late. Wind down your week with a bit of acoustic goodness, brought to you by Joe Biddle every Sunday night at Ride. Tonight, Luke Thomas (10pm), Matt Brenton (11pm), Dan Cottle (12pm), Mark Palmer & George Comer Band (1am). Wine available at £7.50 a bottle, free cheese and crackers.
STORNOWAY + BETH JEANS HOUGHTON, Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy St, EX4 3LS, www.exeterphoenix.org.uk,
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LIVE 01392 667080, £10/£8, 8pm. Two of the stars of last year’s ‘Acoustica Festival’ at Exeter Phoenix combine for a new ‘Twisted Folk’ tour – the rabble rousing Oxford band vs the beguiling charms of the Geordie glam folk princess. METAL MONDAYS, The Cavern Club, 83 – 84 Queen St, EX4 3RP, 01392 495370, www.cavernclub. co.uk, £4otd, 8pm. The best in metal and hardcore from Jeckyll & Hyde Promotions www.myspace.com/ jeckyllandhydepromotions. With Silent Screams, Violent Virtues, Terrorform, These Ruins.
awesome OK PILOT and Little Achievers.
JAM, The Barley Sheaf, Church St, PL14 3AQ, www.thebarley. com, 9pm. All musicians welcome, email firstname.lastname@example.org for a slot
6 DAY RIOT + STEPH NEWTON, Ride Café, Tavistock Place, Plymouth, £free. Having just finished touring with Seth Lakeman, 6 Day Riot are flying high. An amazing band to behold. Drinks deals. HIPPO UNSIGNED, The Hippo, 9 Bath St, Plymouth, www. hippolive.co.uk, £3, 8pm. The very best up and coming unsigned acts from across the region. BBQ and £1.50 bottles all night! SHEKINAH MISSION, Annabels Cabaret and Discotheque, 86 – 88 Vauxhall St, The Barbican, PL4 0EY, 01752 260555, www. annabelscabaret.co.uk, £see venue, 9pm - late. Charity fashion show ACOUSTIC RIOT, White Rabbit @ Jack Chams, Ebrington St. A new acoustic night at Jack Chams. To book a slot, get in touch with Ben: Benjamin. email@example.com. Drinks deals available.
LOFI HIFI with ROBOT DISASTER, The Cavern Club, 83 – 84 Queen St, EX4 3RP, 01392 495370, www.cavernclub. co.uk, £free B4 9pm, 8pm – 2am. Live guests tonight are electro pop experimentalists Robot Disaster. With DJs playing a selection of indie, hip hop, punk, electro and more. RED STRIPE MUSIC AWARDS, Mama Stones, 1 Mary Arches St, EX4 3BA, www.mamastones.com The Red Stripe Music Award is about providing emerging artists with an appropriate platform to be heard. See www.redstripe.net for more information.
OPEN MIC, The Barley Sheaf, Church St, PL14 3AQ, www. thebarley.com, £2, 8pm All musicians welcome
SILENT SCREAMS, The White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station, www.myspace.com/whiterabbit_ uk, £see venue, 8pm - late. With Averus, Red Mist and Bury The Hordes
RED STRIPE MUSIC AWARDS, Bunters Bar, Truro, £see venue The Red Stripe Music Awards are about providing emerging artists with an appropriate platform to be heard. See www.redstripe.net for more information.
Brotherhood Of The Lake
White Rabbit, Plymouth, 12 Feb Plymouth noisemongers, Brotherhood Of The Lake, take the metalcore template and splice it with gnarled riffs and structures that are as developed as they are relentless. Debut album imminent. With Support from Brace For A Fall + Rat Attack+ Violent Virtues
MIKE SANCHEZ, Annabels Cabaret and Discotheque, 86 – 88 Vauxhall St, The Barbican, PL4 0EY, 01752 260555, www. annabelscabaret.co.uk, £10, 9pm - late. One of the most exciting and charismatic performers of Rhythm & Blues and Rock ‘n’ Roll in the world today. With support from Dynamo’s Rhythm Aces – swing, boogaloo, rock and roll and jive.
INDIE CLUB, The Cavern Club, 83 – 84 Queen St, EX4 3RP, 01392 495370, www.cavernclub.co.uk, £free B4 9pm, 8pm – 2am. DJs Jake and Paddy host a night of the best in indie, new wave and electro sounds with live guests INNER CITY PIRATES & THE LAUREL COLLECTIVE.
ZUN ZUN EGUI, Miss Peapods, Jubilee Wharf, Commercial Road, 01326 374424, www.misspeapod. co.uk, £6. Jazz drumming, tribal chanting and rhythmic basslines from Zun Zun Egui. With support from Wives of Farmers.
MARCO SPIEZIA. Blue Bar. Porthtowan. TR4 8AD, £free, 8pm. This charming Italian has a whole new band made up of some of the coolest musicians in the country. Funky, Jazzy and definitely worth smiling about! For info: 01209 890329. www.myspace. com/marcospiezia
WESTWARD BOUND VALENTINES BALL, The Hippo, 9 Bath St, Plymouth, www. hippolive.co.uk, £15, 9.30pm. Fancy something a bit latex this Valentines? The Hippo is hosting the Westward Bound Valentine Late-X-Ball. Parties have a strict dress code of Rubber/Latex, PVC, Leather, Burlesque and TV only. MAD DOG MCREA, Annabels Cabaret and Discotheque, 86 – 88 Vauxhall St, The Barbican, PL4 0EY, 01752 260555, www. annabelscabaret.co.uk, £see venue, 9pm - late. Irish hooley with tin whistler and fiddler
Princess Pavilion, Falmouth, 12 Feb Plymouth noisemongers, Brotherhood Of The Lake, take the metalcore template and splice it with gnarled riffs and structures that are as developed as they are relentless. Debut album imminent.
SKINNY MOLLY + LARRY MILLER, Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy St, EX4 3LS, www.exeterphoenix.org.uk, 01392 667080, £12.50, 8pm. A guitar night from both sides of the Atlantic with Lynryd Skynyrd’s Mike Estes and his band Skinny Molly plus UK’s own Larry Miller with his bluesrock power trio. PICTUREHOUSE LIVE, Exeter Picturehouse Bar, 51 Bartholomew St West, EX4 3AJ, www.myspace.com/ exeterpicturehouselivemusic, £free, 8.30pm. Tonight, live music from ROGER HUNT + JON SMITH + PATCH BAWN MUSIC. With free nibbles and candlelit tables, Picturehouse Live has a unique atmosphere. FREAKSCENE with THE GOOD KNIVES + OK PILOT, The Cavern Club, 83 – 84 Queen St, EX4 3RP, 01392 495370, www.cavernclub. co.uk, £3, 8pm – 1am. Punkrock from California featuring members of LOVE EQUALS DEATH www.myspace. com/goodknives with support from the
SIX DAY RIOT, The Voodoo Lounge, Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy St, EX4 3LS, www.exeterphoenix.org.uk, 01392 667080, £6/£5, 8pm. Having supported Seth Lakeman on his tour before Christmas, 6 Day Riot are touring to promote their critically-acclaimed debut album.
SEA SHANTY NIGHT, Miss Peapods, Jubilee Wharf, Commercial Road, 01326 374424, www.misspeapod.co.uk, £see venue, from 6pm. From 6pm there will be a screening of Nick Darke’s The Wrecking Season, then food from 7pm – 9pm, then the Falmouth Fish Sea Shanty Collective will bring you a selection of rollicking shanties and tear jerking songs. All proceeds to RNLI.
SUNDAY SOCIAL, Café Bar, Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy St, EX4 3LS, www. exeterphoenix.org.uk, 01392 667080, noon – 4pm. Live acoustic sets from guest singer-songwriters, DJs and open mic slots. If you want to play ring 01392-459 301 or email admin@ sound-gallery.net
The Plight + The Arteries + Rat Attack
Cavern, Exeter, 15 Feb From Leeds, The Plight take the ‘70s metal mores of Thin Lizzy and Sabbath and replace the crooning with a hardcore bark to rival any metalcore upstart you care to mention. Their second album, ‘Winds Of Osiris’, is out now.
BIDSEY’S ACOUSTIC WINE DOWN, Ride Café, Tavistock Place, £free, 9pm – late. Wind down your week with a bit of acoustic goodness, brought to you by Joe Biddle every Sunday night at Ride. Tonight, Dan Hiley (10pm), Liz Corish & MC L.s. (11pm), Mark Greensit (12pm), Thomas Ford (1am). Wine available at £7.50 a bottle, free cheese and crackers.
THE PHIL BEER BAND, Plough Arts Centre, www.plough-arts. org, £16/£15.50/£15, 8pm. One half of acoustic duo Show of Hands, Beer’s instrumental wizardry is well documented.
SHOTGUN RIOT, The Cavern Club, 83 – 84 Queen St, EX4 3RP, 01392 495370, www.cavernclub. co.uk, £3, 8pm – 1am. The best in new UK underground rock headlined by London band SHOTGUN RIOT, with FEED THE RHINO + HANG ON, LOOK JOHN DISSOLVED IN.
MACHINE HEAD, Plymouth Pavilions, Millbay Rd, PL1 3LF, www.plymouthpavilions.com, 0845 146 1460, £26, 7pm. Heavy metal band Machine Head hail from Oakland California where they formed in 1992. As one of the pioneering bands in the New Wave of American Heavy Metal, the band are now metal legends and we expect this show to prove popular with the scores of heavy metal fans in Plymouth! Machine Head were recently presented with the ‘Inspiration’ award at the Kerrang! awards and have just finished supporting Metallica on their world tour.
Rockin blues band.
MR HUDSON, The Lemon Grove, Cornwall House, University of Exeter, £10, 7.30pm. Since the release of Supernova in 2009 with Kanye West, Mr Hudson has rocketed into the spotlight of UK chart success. Support from Bristol based UK hip hop talent Triggadon.
STEVE KNIGHTLEY, Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy St, EX4 3LS, www.exeterphoenix. org.uk, 01392 667080, £15, 8pm. One half of ‘Show of Hands’, Steve Knightley is touring solo – special guest is Jenna. PICTUREHOUSE LIVE, Exeter Picturehouse Bar, 51 Bartholomew St West, EX4 3AJ, www.myspace.com/ exeterpicturehouselivemusic, £free, 8.30pm. Tonight, live music from FODO + ROSIE EADE + ALL LIVING FEAR. With free nibbles and candlelit tables, Picturehouse Live has a unique atmosphere.
JLS, Plymouth Pavilions, Millbay Rd, PL1 3LF, www. plymouthpavilions.com, 0845 146 1460, £SOLD OUT, 7pm. After their debut single ‘Beat Again’ reached number one, Britain’s favourite new boyband, JLS, have announced their first ever headline UK tour.
Cavern, Exeter, 18 Feb One of the lesser known exponents of experimental noise/space rock, The Telescopes were formed in 1987 by Stephen Lawrie and often rubbed sonic shoulders with the likes of The Jesus and Mary Chain and Spacemen 3. With support from One Unique Signal + 97 Lovers + New Years Evil
THE HAMSTERS, The Palladium, Lower Gunstone, EX39 2DE, £12
TANKSLAPPER, The Barley Sheaf, Church St, PL14 3AQ, www.thebarley.com, 9pm. Superb four-piece covers band.
JOUIS + DELAHAYS, Ride Café, Tavistock Place, Plymouth, £free. Amazing harmonies and stunning rock/ pop tunes from Joius, with local lads The Delahays rocking out the support! Drinks deals. HIPPO UNSIGNED, The Hippo, 9 Bath St, Plymouth, www. hippolive.co.uk, £3, 8pm. The very best up and coming unsigned acts from across the region. BBQ and £1.50 bottles all night!
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LIVE ACOUSTIC RIOT, White Rabbit @Jack Chams, Ebrington St. A new acoustic night at Jack Chams. To book a slot, get in touch with Ben: Benjamin.firstname.lastname@example.org. Drinks deals available.
01392 667080, £16, 8pm. Francis Dunnery was a founder and key member of the 1980s band, It Bites. Since leaving the band he’s recorded 10 studio albums and worked with Robert Plant, Lauryn Hill and Ian Brown.
INDIE CLUB, The Cavern Club, 83 – 84 Queen St, EX4 3RP, 01392 495370, www.cavernclub. FIONN REGAN, The Cavern co.uk, £free B4 9pm, 8pm – Club, 83 – 84 Queen St, EX4 3RP, 2.30am. DJs Jake and Paddy host a 01392 495370, www.cavernclub. night of the best in indie, new wave and co.uk, £8/£4conc, 7.30pm – electro sounds with live guests THIS 10pm.Young Irish folk singer-songwriter CITY + GOONIES NEVER SAY DIE. Fionn Regan’s mysterious, poetic lyrics, languid melodies, accomplished Plymouth musicianship and warm, homespun THE WILDCARDS, Annabels production style have already seen him Cabaret and Discotheque, 86 compared to Nick Drake and Bob Dylan. – 88 Vauxhall St, The Barbican, Followed by Cabaret Voltaire club night. PL4 0EY, 01752 260555, www. annabelscabaret.co.uk, £see venue, 9pm - late. The Wildcards are the premier blues band in the South West and play as far away as Belgium, White Rabbit, Plymouth, 19 Feb Germany and Finland. Fronted by the Plymouth indie-experimentalists, legendary Vince Lee and containing a Fishermans Mission, celebrate fearsome rhythm section this is one the release of their UPR-released not to miss. With burlesque from Fleur debut album ‘This Is Therapy’ with Blanche. a free launch show that promises a smorgasbord of multiple-guitar and synth driven post-rock.
AMY CAN FLYY plus Casio Kid & Canada Water, The Hippo, 9 Bath St, Plymouth, www.hippolive. co.uk, £5/£4 NUS, 8pm. Amy Can Flyy mix Blink 182 punk sensibilities with computer game noises. BETH PACKER AND THE BLACK CAT BONES, Annabels Cabaret and Discotheque, 86 – 88 Vauxhall St, The Barbican, PL4 0EY, 01752 260555, www. annabelscabaret.co.uk, £see venue, 9pm - late. Blues, rockabilly and roots from Beth Packer. With burlesque from Fleur Blanche.
Cavern, Exeter, 19 Feb Young Irish folk singer-songwriter, Fionn Regan’s mysterious, poetic lyrics, languid melodies, accomplished musicianship and warm, homespun production style have already seen him compared to luminaries such as Nick Drake and Bob Dylan.
STEVE KNIGHTLEY, The Plough Arts Centre, www.plough-arts. org, £16/£15.50/£15, 8pm. One half of ‘Show of Hands’, Steve Knightley is touring solo – special guest is Jenna.
FRANCIS DUNNERY, The Voodoo Lounge, Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy St, EX4 3LS, www.exeterphoenix.org.uk,
SUNDAY SOCIAL, Café Bar, Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy St, EX4 3LS, www. exeterphoenix.org.uk, 01392 667080, noon – 4pm. Live acoustic sets from guest singer-songwriters, DJs and open mic slots. If you want to play ring 01392-459 301 or email admin@ sound-gallery.net
BIDSEY’S ACOUSTIC WINE DOWN, Ride Café, Tavistock Place, £free, 9pm – late. Wind down your week with a bit of acoustic goodness, brought to you by Joe Biddle every Sunday night at Ride. Tonight, Si Holmes (10pm), Oli Andrews (11pm,) 2Tonic (12pm), Francis and the Drakes FULL BAND (1am). Wine available at £7.50 a bottle, free cheese and crackers.
EX LOVERS, The Cavern Club, 83 – 84 Queen St, EX4 3RP, 01392 495370, www.cavernclub. co.uk, £4, 8pm – 1am. With support from Three Seeds in Paris.
PICTUREHOUSE LIVE, Exeter Picturehouse Bar, 51 Bartholomew St West, EX4 3AJ, www.myspace.com/ exeterpicturehouselivemusic, £free, 8.30pm. Tonight, live music from JESS BROWN + GEOFFREY MANN + LAURA DUGMORE. With free nibbles and candlelit tables, Picturehouse Live has a unique atmosphere. www.247magazine.co.uk
SAUNA YOUTH, The Cavern Club, 83 – 84 Queen St, EX4 3RP, 01392 495370, www.cavernclub. co.uk, £3, 8pm – 1am. Freakscene presents SAUNA YOUTH Featuring ex members of The Steal and current members of Brothers, this new Brighton 4 piece play lo-fi Buzzcocks/Undertones style garage punk! www.myspace.com/ saunayouth
ANGUS, The Barley Sheaf, Church St, PL14 3AQ, www. thebarley.com, 9pm. AC-DC tribute band.
HAITI BENEFIT, University of Plymouth Students Union, www. upsu.com, £3, 8pm. Mad Dog Mcrea, the local legends will be headlining the show along with friends for an entertainment packed evening. BLACK FRIDAY + GUY FOLK, Ride Café, Tavistock Place, Plymouth, £free. Its going to be an upbeat rocky Irish mash up in the marquee tonight. Drinks deals. HIPPO UNSIGNED, The Hippo, 9 Bath St, Plymouth, www. hippolive.co.uk, £3, 8pm. The very best up and coming unsigned acts from across the region. BBQ and £1.50 bottles all night! THE LAND OF THE GIANTS, Annabels Cabaret and Discotheque, 86 – 88 Vauxhall St, The Barbican, PL4 0EY, 01752 260555, www.annabelscabaret. co.uk, £see venue, 9pm - late. Funky rock reggae ACOUSTIC RIOT, White Rabbit @ Jack Chams, Ebrington St. A new acoustic night at Jack Chams. To book a slot, get in touch with Ben: Benjamin. email@example.com.
Princess Pavilion, Falmouth, 26 Feb Cardiff septet, Los Campesinos, lace their spiky alt-pop with ‘60s psychedelia and prog-rock wig-outs that belie their tender years. Their second album proper, ‘Romance Is Boring’, is released this month.
THE DIRTY ROBBERS, Annabels Cabaret and Discotheque, 86 – 88 Vauxhall St, The Barbican, PL4 0EY, 01752 260555, www. annabelscabaret.co.uk, £see venue, 9pm - late. In 2007, a crack unit was sent to prison for crimes they did not commit. They escaped to the R&B thrash underground. Today, still wanted by the law, they continue to play 50s and 60s garage.
BENEFIT GIG FOR TIBET, Plough Arts Centre, www.plough-arts. org, £7/£6/£5, 8pm.Entertainment will
include local Tibetan musicians Shelok & Dawa Tsering
WATERHORSE, The Voodoo Lounge, Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy St, EX4 3LS, www.exeterphoenix.org.uk, 01392 667080, £12.50, 8pm. With a growing reputation for musicianship and powerhouse performances, Waterhorse showcase their distinctive fusion of folk, blues, acoustic, roots, and Celtic influences.
PEE WEE ELLIS & HIS ASSEMBLY, The Hippo, 9 Bath St, Plymouth, www.hippolive.co.uk, £10, 8pm. Pee Wee is one of the most authentic jazzmen you could meet. He joined James Brown in 1965 and soon came up with hardcore funk hit, Cold Sweat, followed by 26 others that defined what we think of as funk to this day. A night not to be missed. Support from the Sungroove Messengers. THE DIRTY ROBBERS, Annabels Cabaret and Discotheque, 86 – 88 Vauxhall St, The Barbican, PL4 0EY, 01752 260555, www. annabelscabaret.co.uk, £see venue, 9pm - late. 50s and 60s garage. With performances from the beautiful Lady Lace.
CHRIS WOOD, Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy St, EX4 3LS, www.exeterphoenix.org.uk, 01392 667080, £see venue, 8pm. Current recipient of BBC ‘Folk Award for Singer of the Year’ and ‘Album of the Year’ Chris Wood has a new album out, ‘Handmade Life’, and appears here solo. SUNDAY SOCIAL, Café Bar, Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy St, EX4 3LS, www. exeterphoenix.org.uk, 01392 667080, noon – 4pm. Live acoustic sets from guest singer-songwriters, DJs and open mic slots. If you want to play ring 01392-459 301 or email admin@ sound-gallery.net
BIDSEY’S ACOUSTIC WINE DOWN, Ride Café, Tavistock Place, £free, 9pm – late. Wind down your week with a bit of acoustic goodness, brought to you by Joe Biddle every Sunday night at Ride. Tonight, Jess Lambert (10pm), Land Of The Giants (11pm), Rik Weightman (12pm), Mark Palmer & George Comer Band (1am). Wine available at £7.50 a bottle, free cheese and crackers.
Exeter Phoenix, 27th Feb
Because of, or in spite of, his mental health issues, ex-Fleetwood Mac lynchpin, Peter Green, is one of the UK’s most important and celebrated blues guitarists of all time, in the eyes of both fans and contemporaries alike.
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MONDAY MADNESS. Arena Summerland St. 10pm-2.30am, £3adv (available from reps and the student guild). Exeter’s biggest
student, with weekly themes.
THE MONDAY MIXER.Timepiece. Little Castle Street. DJ Spin Doctor.
BAR 150 Remedies. The Moor. 10pm-2am, £free. D’n’B, reggae,
SUPER CHY MONDAYS. The Chy & Koola, 12 Beach Rd. 10pm-3.30am, £4/£2. DJ’s Robin
Parris & Proof playing hip hop, funk, party, breaks, indie, rock, dance, grime, R’n’B, reggae, D’n’B, gypsy swing kinda thing & cheap booze for locals!
Barbican. From 10pm. DJ Spike
Derrys Cross. 10pm-2am, £free.
ROCK NIGHT. The Quay Club. 11 The Parade, The Barbican. £2 b4 11pm £3 after. 10pm-2am. Weekly
playing the best in R&b, Hip-Hop, Electro, Indie, Soul, Pop and Rock.
rock night with DJ Mark Williams. ROCKABLE. Rouge Nightclub. 38 The Strand. EX23. £3. 9pm-2.30am. SOUL NATION. View 2, Vauxhall St. 9pm-2am, £tbc. Soul, funk & All the best in Live Bands and Unsigned. Acts from across the country.
student night with 70’s, 80’s, 90’s party in the New York Disco, Commercial classics in the Ice House.
WONKEYLEGS. Firefly. 10pm– 4am. £2. Hip-hop, D&B and
BIG STUDENT NIGHT. Party Puls-8. 10pm-2am, £4/£2 NUS. DJ
Dean playing the party classics.
Beats/Jazz Breaks/Skanky Reggae/ Hiphop/Cut+Paste. With Dj Freddy Pimms+Guests. Free Entry!. 9pm1am. 01392432611.
with Face playing hip hop, R’n’B, dancehall, garage, funk & soul.
LEGENDS. The Student Night . Timepiece. Little Castle Street FLAVA!. Angel Bar. Exeter Queen St. EX4 3SR. Nu Funk/Broken
QUIDS IN. Fahrenheit. The Parade. 10pm-2.30am, £2/£1 NUS. Student
night that does what it says on the tin!
DA PULSE. Shades, 4 Quay Hill.11pm-2am, £2/£1 NUS. An
eclectic mix of electro, minimal, techno, breaks and D’n’B with Da Pulse.
LADIES NIGHT. Remedies, The Moor. 10pm-2am, £free. Free shot
for the ladies. Chart and cheese music.
n blend of all things funky.
STUDENT NIGHT. L2 Nightclub, Calenick Street 9.30pm - 1.30am. MONDAY’S FUN HOUSE. The Valbonne. 9.30pm-late, £5.
OFFICE PARTY Fahrenheit, The Parade. 10pm-2.30am, £2/free B4 11pm. Commercial night.
CHILL OUT SOUNDS. Remedies. £free, 10pm-2am. Chilled sounds.
Q.COLLECTIVE Q. Bar, 15a Killigrew St. 8pm-late, £free. A mix
BEATAMIX. Revolution, Derrys Cross. 9pm-2am, £2/free B4 10pm.
All the best funky house, classic disco, rare beats & R’n’B.
DANCE DANCE DANCE. Firefly. 10pm – 4am. Free before 12 £2 after. Minimal house and techno
djs fynn daluxx, krafty sounds plus guests. these guys have been rocking the white rabbit all of last year and now bring their unique sound to north hills newest venue.
LOVE TUESDAYS. Ride Cafe. 10pm-4am, £free. Wonkey Ben
Ultimate over 25s Party Night.
THE BIG MIX WITH DJ PAUL BLEE L2, Calenick St. 9.30pm-1am, £3.
Featuring the latest tunes and drinks deals.
SCANDALOUS. Timepiece, Little Castle St. 9pm-1.30am, £2 B4 11pm. Fresh mix of R’n’B with Aldo
Vanucci & JSR.
WEEKEND WARM-UP. Arena, Summerland St. 9pm - 2am, £2/ free for ladies & NUS B4 11.30pm.
Cheese, R’n’B & chart, very busy student night! Monkey, Terraganjee (Evolution) Nanobot, Signal Jammer, Markutz & The Presence, (NONOM) Andromeda & Zoe C (Sound Junction).
LADIES NIGHT. Samantha’s, St Andrews Rd. 9.30pm-2am, £tbc.
BOOGIE NIGHTS C103.103 Union St. 10pm-2am, £5. Student night,
FAT HARRYS DISCO MACHINE GUN. Shades, 4 Quay Hill. 11pm2am, £2. Disco classics and tunes
TINY MUSIC. Remedies, The Moor. 10pm-2am, £free. Rock, indie and alternative music.
MIDWEEK BREAKDOWN. Crash Manor. 35 Union Street. PL1 3LU. 9pm. Open decks hosted by Aiden
SCANDALOUS. Firefly. 10 – 4. free all night. Exeter’s longest running
& party with Pete Jordan.
r’n’b night comes to firefly, playing the best r’n’b and hip, with great cocktails drinks deals too.
HUSH. Oceana. Barbican Leisure Park, 9pm-3am, £tbc. The best in
SINSATION. Sailors, 11-17 Fore St. 9pm-2am, £tbc. Commercial dance
EASY LISTENING. View 2, Vauxhall St. 9pm-2am, £free. Blues & jazz.
ESSENTIAL. Oceana, Barbican Leisure Park. 7pm-2am, £3/ free before 10pm. 70’s, 80’s, 90’s party in the New York Disco, House/R’n’B in the Ice House.
& Matt Burley spinning funk, breaks, hip hop whilst the drinks are all £1.50.
funk, hip-hop and R&B with resident DJ Benny Blanco.
Funky house and dance classics.
Bouncy house, trance & hard Trance Annabel’s Cabaret and Discotheque. 9pm-2am, £tbc. A with DJ Juzzy B. unique night for talented artists to PARTY NIGHT . Walkabout,
TWO’S DAY. Revolution. 8pm-late. STUDENT SESSION. The Quay. Above the Live Lounge. The
JUZZY’S HARD ONES. Zero’s, 24 Lockyer St, 10.30pm-2am, £free.
HONKYTONK. Firefly. 10 – 4. free all night. DJ Griff play a whole world
of amazing music .
DIGITAL LOVE. The Quay. 11 The Parade, Barbican. £1 b4 11pm, £3 after. From 10pm. Electro and Indie
Electro House Night. DJ’s Wonky Ben, Also Vanucci and Tilla.
THURSDAY HOE DOWN. Zero’s. 24 Lockyer St. 10.30pm-2am, £free. Gay night with resident DJ
Stev-e playing club classics, chart R&B & Euro dance.
Expect chart & commercial tunes across the board.
BEATS AND PIECES. Puls-8, 14-16 High Cross St. 9pm-1am, £4/£2 NUS. DJ Stan Collins and BK One.
WEEKEND WARM-UP. The Valbonne. 9.30pm-3am, £3/txt ‘mini’ to 82085 for free admission B4 12am. Freshest mix of RnB and
STUDENT NIGHT. The Corn Exchange, 19 Commercial St. 9pm- Commercial Dance Truro 1am, £5/£1 B4 10.30pm. Student MID WEEK MADNESS The Office, night with commercial tunes. 1 River Walk. 9pm-2am, £tbc. Exeter Emergency staff special with free INVASION OF THE RECORD SNATCHERS. Amber Rooms, 161 entry, early start to the weekend. Sidwell St. Random selection of
Ladies discount and chart tunes. BABES & BOOTNECKS. Fahrenheit, 7 The Parade. 10pm-2.30am, £3. Classic tunes, get dirty!
night is rammed every week!
impress a live audience.
STUDENT PARTY NIGHT. Twilight FLAVA. Park Lane, 1 Torwood St. 8pm-1am, £tbc. Urban selector night Zone, Little Vauxhall. 9pm-1am, £1.
BIG WEDNESDAY. Ride Cafe,Tavistock Place. 9pm-2am, £2. Wonky Ben - Hook up, kick back, rock out. £1 drinks deals; this
GLITCH! Shades. £2/£1 NUS, 10pm commercial tunes, giveaways, and - late. Indie-electro, nu-rave & I.D.M. drinks deals.
BEATS AND BASS SOCIETY PARTY, The Cavern Club, 83 – 84 BIG NIGHT OUT. Varsity, Derrys Queen St, EX4 3RP, 01392 495370, Cross. 9pm-2am. More party, dance www.cavernclub.co.uk, £free B4 9pm, £3 after, 8pm – 2am tunes whilst the drink flows. FUNKOLOGY. Revolution. Derrys The best in dubstep, breaks, drum Cross, 8pm-2am, £tbc. Fusing funk, ‘n’ bass + reggae from this popular STUDENT NIGHT. Oceana, Barbican Leisure Park. 7pm-2am, £5/£4 NUS. Plymouth’s biggest
BOOGIE NIGHT. Puls-8, 14-16 High Cross St. 8:30pm-1am, £3.
hip hop & breaks.
DJ Marcus Clarke with commercial tunes.
GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER.
FUNKY FRIDAYS. Caesar’s Palace, King St. 11pm, £4. All the classics,
a DJ and no rules whatsoever.
PARTY NIGHT. Rogue Nightclub, 38 The Strand. 10pm- late, £3/free B4 11pm. Commercial dance.
COLLISION HOLD IT DOWN. Timepiece, Little Castle St, 11pm2am, £tbc. Indie night with DJ Tezza.
Upstairs with residents Mr Onions, Heavy Stylus and guests spin hiphop, breaks, soul, jazz, broken beat and more.
FRIDAYS ARENA. Summerland St. 9pm-3am, £5/£4/Free B4 11pm.
Commercial tunes, no trainers.
SOUNDS OF THE UNEXPECTED. Amber Rooms, 161 Sidwell St.
10pm-3am, £2/free B4 11pm. 60’s, 70’s global funk, beats. Xclusive. NV Nightclub. 9.30pm-
2am, £3/£2. Sexy Urban Music / Grime / Hip Hop / Bassline / Garage. Residents Killa B & DJ Ugly with Killa B & DJ Ugly & special guests.
5th EIGHT TO THE BAR. Havana Restaurant 10. Commercial Rd, The Quay, Exeter. EX2 4AE. South
West Lindy Hoppers invite you to dance to the Swing music of ‘The Elaine Davies Quartet’. Live swing band. Music from the Golden Age of Swing. All welcome. Plus DJ: Paul ‘Zoot’ Thornton for Swing. Blues and Rock ‘n’ Roll. Do your own thing. £10 (£8 students). 7.30 pm 00.30am. 01392 490022. www. swlindyhoppers.org.uk. THE MAGIC HATSTAND, The Cavern Club, 83 – 84 Queen St,
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EX4 3RP, 01392 495370, www. cavernclub.co.uk, £4, 9pm – 2.30am
FUNKY FRIDAY BEACH PARTY. The Beach Nightclub. 9pm-3am, £tbc. Chart/dance & retro tunes. THANK FUNK IT’S FRIDAYS. Berties Nightclub. East St, 10.30pm-4am, £free. DJ Will B
The magic hatstand came into being in November 2006 and it’s all about good soulful, connected, deep funky house with a little dash of the bizarre plays his chart mash-up mix. RnB/ or unexpected. Indie/Party 12th BEATZ & BOBZ with KIDDA, The Cavern Club, 83 – 84 Queen St, EX4 3RP, 01392 495370, www.cavernclub.co.uk, £5, 9pm – 2am One of Exeter favourite dance
nights. with Kidda, Ben & Lex, and Andromeda
FRIDAYS The Koola. 9pm-3am,
Club, 83 – 84 Queen St, EX4 3RP, 01392 495370, www.cavernclub. co.uk, £free B4 9pm, £3 after, 8pm – 2am, Bad Robot return for 2010.
With some of the finest across the board techno DJs in the SW, and of course the legendary Rowland the Bastard (Bionic Orange/Infected Records) will be there to smash it up at the end!
THE WEEKEND WARM-UP. Samantha’s, St Andrews Rd. 9.30pm-2am, £tbc. Start the
weekend in style, cheesy tunes, NUS discounts and drinks promos.
TIMEWARP. Fahrenheit. 7 The Parade. 10pm-3.30am, £5/£3 B4 11pm. Requests and chart toons
The Puls8 Allstar dj’s on rotation playing chart, R’n’B & dance.
CRISIS. White Rabbit. Bretonside Bus Station. £1. 12am - 5am. An
eclectic hot mix of Indie/Punk/ Rock/Hip-Hop/Funk/80’s. Served to you by JC & OZ. 07886821408. whiterabbitradio.com
DJ APACHE. View 2, Vauxhall St. £5/£4/£3/free B4 10.30pm, 9pmlate. Soul, swing, R’n’B, Motown &
funk classics with DJ Apache.
SUPERDUPERSOUNDCLASH, Ride Café, Tavistock Place, £free, 9pm – 2am
Super Duper Dan brings the tunes, you bring the dance. Drinks deals available.
DOLLY MIXTURES. Zero’s, 24 Lockyer St. 10.30pm-4am, £4. Gay
night with resident DJs Stev-E & Juzzy B play cheese, chart R’n’B, dance and hard house. FRIDAY NIGHTS. Toast. 6.30pmFIREFLY. £free. Resident djs on 2am. £free. Something different rotation. Last Friday of every month every week! 2nd Friday of the month Just J from Jac the Disco playing a with DJ Dante Gabriel (Groove disco set downstairs and a banging Juice), 3rd Friday of the month with club set upstairs. FUNKY FRIDAYS. The Treasury, Plymouth’s DJ Skank Marvin and Royal Parade. 9pm-3am, £tbc. Hong Kong Ping Pong’s Spinforth Funky grooves. rounds things off on the last Friday FUNKY FRIDAYS. Annabel’s of the month. WEEKEND WARM-UP. Remedies. 10pm-2am, £free. Chart n cheese
Cabaret and Discotheque, Vauxhall St. 8pm-late, £tbc. Funky
26th TERMINUS. Club Mambo.
ROCK NIGHT WITH MARK WILLIAMS. The Quay Club, The Parade, The Barbican. 10pm - 4am. £2 b4 11 and £3 after. Rock, Indie
Minehead’s first proper club night. This month with: DJ Hirize, Nick M, Madame Screech and VERY
ROCK SHOW C103. 103 Union St.
Klashnekoff, Jehst feat. Micall Parknsun & Jazz T, DJ Spindoctor & MC Prankster
CLUB 2K FRIDAYS. Club 2k, Branwell Mills, 10.30pm-4am, £tbc.
Warren Rd, The Seafront, Minehead, Somerset. TA24 5BG.
The Hippo, 9 Bath St, Plymouth, www.hippolive.co.uk, £8/£6NUS, 9pm, The Doctor’s Orders presents
with Matt Shepherd.
26th THE DOCTORS ORDERS,
£tbc. House night with special guests.
cheese dance and reggae. 19th BONOBO, Exeter Phoenix, Chart First 50 get free entry wrist bands Bradninch Place, Gandy St, EX4 for following week, drinks from 3LS, www.exeterphoenix.org.uk, £1.50, DJ’s CQ, Boris and Max 01392 667080, £see venue, 8.30pm Honeyman Bonobo, a.k.a Simon Green, DIRTY DISCO Bar 2k, Bramwells known for mixing the experimental Mill. 10pm-3.30am, £free. Chunky, warmth of 60s French films with the funky house and electro with Charlie pizzicato flavour of hip hop, chill-out G, Tommie Quick, Greg Zizique, and down-tempo dub-funk. Mark B & Ashley Thomas.
26th BAD ROBOT, The Cavern
Subheavy DJs past & present. 10K Subheavy sound. www.myspace. com/subheavy.
grooves all night.
and alternative music
10pm-3.30am. £5/£4/£3 B4 11pm. Rock, indie and punk.
FRIDAY NIGHT. Puls-8. St Austell, 10pm - 2am. Ladies free B4 11pm. HOUSE RULES. Queens Head, North St. £free. 8pm -12am. Groovy
FRIDAYS. The Valbonne. 10pm-2.30am, £2/free B4 12am.
HEATWAVE. Fahrenheit. 10pmSATURDAYS. Samantha’s. 9.30pm2am, £tbc. The biggest and best
night out in Exmouth, chart anthems and drinks promos.
4:00am £5 in adv, more on the door. Don’t wait for the boss!
20th SCRATCH PERVERTS,
MAKING BREAD. Toast. 6.30pm -
night with regular guests and special 2am, £free. Mash up fun with Ben nights. D.S. and Louis.Lou.I - Hip Hop, LADIES NIGHT. The Venue. 9pmReggae, nu-funk, nu-jazz, breaks, 1am, £3/ladies free all night. The jungle, swingbeat, dubstep & UK biggest Garage. Last Saturday of every THE GREAT BIG PARTY RACE! month hosted by UFO with DJ Mitch – Venue, Torwood St, 9:30pmplaying electro. Organise your own Christmas Party this year at Venue. If you bring the biggest party on the night you’ll win £100 cash! Book a party now via at: www.venueclubbing.co.uk or call direct on 01803 213903.
The Stannary, Tremough Campus, University College Falmouth, £see venue, 9pm. Comprising DMC
World Champion DJs - Tony Vegas, Prime Cuts and Plus One, Scratch Perverts is a name that has become synonymous with hip-hop and battle DJing since their formation in 1996
EYE CANDY. Berties Nightclub. East St, 10.30-4.am, Eye Candy CLUB CHEESE SANDWICH. Ladies Free b4 11pm. Will.B Ceasar’s Palace. 10.30pm – 3am, £5. Two rooms, one for Dance and R mashes up the best Chart/Dance/
‘n’B and one for pure filthy cheese.
RENAISSANCE. ROCKABLE. Rouge Nightclub. 38 The Strand. EX23. £5. 9pm - 3.30am. All the
RnB/Indie/Party PARTY. Chy. 10.30pm-3.30am, £5. Cool party all the way!
THE BIG WEEKEND. The Beach. 10.30pm-3.30am, £4/free B4 11pm.
best Commercial Club Classics from DJs Kai & Leon playing Rnb, dance, the past two decades. party, indie, garage, 70s funk & soul Camborne over 3 floors. PARTY, The Corn Exchange 9pm3am, £7/£6 B4 11pm. Commercial
METAL NIGHT, Artful Dodger, St Davids, 10pm-3am, £tbc. Metal
19th SUBHEAVY DUBSTEP.
FLIRT. Sailors, Fore St. 9.30pm2am, £ladies free. Chart/dance &
0BG £3. 10pm-2am. Plymouth’s longest running dubstep night cover all styles of dubstep, grime & UK funky from too many DJs to mention - expect back2back sets from
latest chart and party hits, smart dress only, no trainers or scuffy clothes, make an effort please!
FULL TILT. Bohemia. £6/£4 B4 11pm, 10.30pm-late. Hard dance
C.O.D.E. RED. Red Square (upstairs). 10pm-4am, £free.
retro tunes to shake your booty with
TRASH CITY, The Cavern Club, 83 – 84 Queen St, EX4 3RP, 01392 495370, www.cavernclub.co.uk, £free B4 9pm
3.30am, £5. Chart & dance to celebrate the weekend.
night with guest bands.
Maggies. Bretonside Bus Stn. PL4
Hazard, Dillinja and Nero are the headliners on a big night of drum and bass.
plays Guitars vs Beats.
KAPOW!! Guitars vs Beats the Isobar Is Dead. 11pm - 3am £Ladies FREE/£2/£3. Robin Parris
Bath St, Plymouth, www.hippolive. co.uk, £10, 10pm Covert presents
Bringing you D’n’B with residents on a weekly basis with special guests.
6th RINSEOUT, Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy St, EX4 3LS, www.exeterphoenix.org.uk, 01392 667080, £see venue, 10pm
12th COVERT, The Hippo, 9
Dillinja, Black Sun Empire & MC Eksman (18+)
job old skool, funk, reggae, breaks and hip hop. Bump and grind with the Angel residents! Info: 01392 432611.
Following successful slot with the legendary DJ Don Letts, and at Beautiful Days, Trash City return to play Exeter Cavern, with DJ Joe Rebel and guests spinning the usual eclectic set.
house music laid down by Dj’s Si and Mat. Expect friendly atmosphere and to hear some house music classics. Occasional guest Dj’s.Info 07868143721.
SPECIAL GUEST, Hardhouse Favourite, ANNE SAVAGE Ł5 Before 10pm / £7 After 10pm.
8pm - 2am. 07977 499032. http:// terminusclub.co.uk.Newquay
STRICTLY VINYL. The Angel. Queen St. 9pm - 2am. £free. Proper
POSITIVE PARTY NIGHT. Arena, Summerland St. 9pm-3am, £6. The
WORLD BEAT. Timepiece. 8pm1.30am, £4/£2 B4 11pm. DJ A
mixed bag of hip hop, disco, funk, techno classics, ‘60s, indie & deep house. Basically anything goes!
PASSION. Sailors. 9.30pm-2am,
£tbc. Chart, dance & retro tunes to shake your booty with DJs John London & Pete Jordan.
13th THE LOVE BUGSY BALL,
The Chy Bar and Koola, 12 Beach Rd, www.thekoola.com, £5, 9pm – 4am With a gangsta/80s theme, the
Love Bugsy Ball will see top local gangstas Nice ‘n’ Evil take to the decks in the Koola, playing a blend of minimal electro/dirty sexy house. The Chy bar will see Robin Parris playing all the classics, with Steve blending his 80s tunes into the mix! Fancy dress theme is gangsters and
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CLUB molls – think Bugsy Malone.
LUVD-UP Barn Club. 10.30pm4am, £8/£7/£6. Party night, drinks
deals, commercial tunes, with resident Djs Tony Douglas and DJ Max Honeyman. More info at barnclub.com
13th BAISE MOI, The
chart & dance hits with DJ Darren Watts.
PROVOKE. Revolution, Derrys Cross. 8pm-2am, £3/free B4 10pm.
A collection of R’n’B, chart, funky house & disco over two floors.
RENEGADE. Voodoo Lounge. £2. 9 Till Late. Rock, Metal, Hardcore,
Indie. 3 Live bands followed by DJ’s. RIDE DJ’S. Ride Cafe, Tavistock Place. 10pm-2am. DJ’s on a weekly rotation- Aldo Vanucci, Matt Taylor and Bad Adams.
Sandbar, Praa Sands, www. myheroeskilledcowboys.co.uk, £6/£7, 9.32pm – 2.59am Get a little
French if you like. Jac The Disco’s first set in Cornwall of 2010 after their Fabric debut alongside Erol Alkan. The awesome Sir Vinyl Of The Fattest join MHKC to host the bar room.
BATTLE STATIONS At JACK CHAMS, Ebrington Street, 9pm1am, £free. Hip hop at Jack Chams
with the BattleStations DJs. drinks promos.
DJ APACHE. View 2. Vauxhall St.
9pm-late, £5/£4/£3/free B4 10pm. Soul, swing, R’n’B, Motown & funk classics with DJ Apache in the main room & Ryan Platts downstairs playing funky house, classic soul & Motown. FIREFLY. North Hill, £free. Resident djs on rotation. FREE CUBA PARTY. The B-bar, Barbican Theatre, Castle Street.
DJ Power Lisboa plays the best in Cuban and Cuban-inspired tunes. From Son to Salsa, from New York Soul to latino hip hop. 8pm. Free. Info: 01752 242021
SEXY SOULFUL FUNKY AND HOUSE. Annabel’s Cabaret and Discotheque. 8pm-late, £tbc. SUPERDUPERSOUNDCLASH, Ride Café, Tavistock Place, £free, 9pm – 2am Super Duper Dan brings
the tunes, you bring the dance. Drinks deals available.
6th ALPHABEAT DJ SET,
Sub:Lime, University of Plymouth Students Union, www.upsu.com
Anders from Alphabeat hits the decks to inject his brand of highoctane party brilliance to UPSU!
DJ FORMAT plus The Underbelly, The Hippo, 9 Bath St, Plymouth, www.hippolive.co.uk, £8/£6NUS, 8pm The legendary DJ Format takes
centre stage at The Hippo for a night of soulful, funk fuelled hip hop packed with infectious beats and lyrical dexterity. Supported by the live funk genius of The Underbelly.
20th MOTION presents Joey
Negro, The Hippo, 9 Bath St, Plymouth, www.hippolive.co.uk, £8adv/£10otd, 10pm On its second
night ever @Hippo, MOTION brings you one of the founding fathers of hop and bashment from DJ Jonezy, the UK’s house music scene; Joey Negro. Universally acknowledged as DJ Snake and Danny Fresh. Room the master of all things dancefloor, 2: Garage Love with Mr Flexx and his seamlessy mixed tracks and residents spinning garage. Official freshest cuts make Joey Negro one Jay-Z Blueprint 3 album launch release party, and then special guest of the finest producers in the world. A top name in Ibiza, and the best Young Lion on the 19th. clubs in London, Singapore and ULTIMATE SATURDAY NIGHT Sydney, the globally acclaimed DJ EXPERIENCE The Quay Club & is making his way to Plymouth for a Barbican Live Lounge. 11 The night not to be missed!(18+) Parade, The Barbican, PL1 2JL. £2/£4 for both venues. 8pm 4am. 27th SUBHEAVY: BACK Two venues, playing music across THEN: PURE JUNGLE. Maggies. the board. You request it, they’ll Bretonside Bus Stn. PL4 0BG. play it! Focussing on the golden era of PARTY NIGHT. Walkabout, Derrys bass:1993-’95 Jungle, Underground Cross. 10pm-2am, £free. Latest & classics all night long from FRESH CITY Candy Store. 10pm5am, £5/£3. Main room: R&B, hip
the county’s finest jungalists: Noisemonkey, Blazinstein, Your Mother, Osh Kosh & Necta Selecta. 10K Subheavy sound. £3 b4 11 / £4 after. 10pm-02am. 07723833754. www.myspace.com/subheavy.
13th MARCO SPIEZIA. Blue
Bar. Porthtowan. TR48AD. This charming Italian has a whole new band made up of some of the coolest musicians in the country. Funky, Jazzy and definitely worth smiling about! Free. 8pm. 01209 890 329. www.myspace.com/ marcospiezia.
BIG WEEKEND. Puls-8. 10pm2am, £6 B4 11pm. Dj Stevie G,
Massive party night with the best chart/dance and party classics slammed in the mix. Torquay KINDA FUNKY. Bohemia. 41 Torwood St. 10pm-4am, £tbc.
Funk, R’n’B & soul with resident DJs Paul Bowden, Ben McGowan, Iain McKenzie and guests. THE BIGGEST PARTY IN TOWN. The Valbonne. 10pm-3am, £5/£4 B4 11.30pm/£2.50 B4 10.30pm.
Commercial & uplifting house, anything goes.
6th RAMBUNCTIOUS SOCIAL
CLUB, The Barrel House, Totnes, £4otd, 8pm - 12am, www. rambunctioussocialclub.com, With
DJ GRIFF(Jelly Jazz) and Lee Hodges(micasamovi). A night of freaky beats and silly circus games - Sideshow ska, acrobatic latin, clown crowning funk, ring hopping Gypsy, spectacular swing and a trembling feast of turntable tricks!
EVIL GENIUS, THE ONE EYED CAT. One Eyed Cat. 116 Kenwyn St, £free, 9pm-1am The latest funky,
sexy, dirty house music brought to you by Dr Evil Genius.
SATURDAYS L2. Calenick St. 9pm2am, £5. Chart and cheese with DJ
Paul Blee, house and trance.
THE BIG NIGHT OUT The Office, 1 River Walk. 9pm-2am, £tbc.
Weekend party for over 21’s.
WORLDBEAT. Timepiece. Little Castle St, 8pm-12.30am, £2/free B4 9pm. The wind-down session
with some serious grinding! Expect the best in Afro, reggae, ragga, Spanish, salsa, Arabic & R’n’B flavas. Well worth checking out.
BELUSHI’S LAZY SUNDAY. Belushi’s, Fore St. 9pm onwards, £free. Enjoy uninterrupted ocean
views on the sun terrace with a sizzling bbq and chilled live acoustic music.
RELOADED. Sailors, Fore St. £tbc,
9pm-late. Round the weekend off with commercial tunes. Penzance
SUNDAYS WITH BORIS. Club 2k. Branwell Lane, 7pm - 3am
Live entertainment with DJ Boris.
CHURCH OF ZERO’S SUNDAY SESSIONS. Zero’s , 24 Lockyer St, 10pm-2am, £free. Regular
gay night with resident DJ Stev-E playing chart, R&B, bouncey house & trance. LOVE R’N’B. Revolution, Derrys Cross. 10pm-2am. £free. R’n’B
STRAIGHT UP. Firefly. 9 till late. £free. Hosted by Tom Ford: blues,
soul and other Americana.
SUNDAY LOVE VIEW 2. Vauxhall St. £tbc, 9pm-late. Music for
lovers, whatever they may be!
RAMBUNCTIOUS SOCIAL CLUB, The Quay Club, The Barbican, £3otd/£2members, 7.30pm - 12am, www.rambunctioussocialclub.com
Clubbing for the creatively curious - art exhibits, live performance, and DJ Griff (Jelly Jazz) on the decks.
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