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February 2013 // FREE
Double Brit Award nominee comes to Plymouth
Fierce fashion courtesy of the South Westâ€™s hottest designer
Drum and Bass with a twist
Infectious nu-garage sound from Devon
Listing Guide Hund reds o gigs & f club nig hts inside
Meet BMX street rider Sam Baskett
February 2013 // FREE
Double Brit Award nominee comes to Plymouth Fierce fashion courtesy of the South West’s hottest designer
alice Vandy Panda
Infectious nu-garage sound from Devon
Hundreds of gigs & club nights inside
Hip Hop with a twist
Meet BMX street rider Sam Baskett
Issue 140 FEB 2013 Publishing Director: Nigel Muntz email@example.com
Editor: Rachael D’Cruze firstname.lastname@example.org Design: Neil Hendy Mike Lisowski
I’m so happy to have double Brit Award nominee, Paloma Faith, gracing the cover of 247 Magazine and can’t we wait to see her live at Plymouth Pavilions later this month. Read what the singer/ songwriter had to say on her new album, personal lyrics and being a feminist on page 8. Of course we’ve got lots of homegrown talent crammed into the issue too – this month we introduce you to Panda, Plymouth based DJs with an Infectious nu-garage sound, page 11, and Audible 1, aka Alex Norgate, who has a unique take on drum and bass, page 13. This month’s fashion pages also have a distinctive local flavor too, as all the clothes are designed and modeled by the South West’s Alice Vandy, page 17. We get our action sport fix from Somerset – in the form of fearless street rider, Sam Baskett, who can clear truly amazing gaps on his BMX, page 15. Enjoy these features, plus all our regular features including music reviews, food, club and gig listings. Until next month,
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Illustration by Dawn Sims Dawn Sims is a 30-year-old freelance Artist and Illustrator based in Plymouth. Inspiration comes to her in many forms: people, animals, curls, spirals, symmetry, rainbows, textures, dreams, nature, toys, life and death and love. Dawn likes spontaneity and whim to be a big part of her process as she finds it helps the work to take on its own character. She tells us this constantly evolving creative journey has also made her a bit more versatile as an artist, learning to use so many different techniques. Talking about the piece we see here she says: “This piece is based around the things that can negatively affect the formation of our characters or personalities as children, by our teen years we can feel almost as if we are drowned and our life being sunken and static but then in adulthood, finding strength and self awareness to know these things and finding ways to overcome these things. I guess it is about the realisation that life is sink or swim.”
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Theatre/Art 26 // Films 27 // Gig Guide 29 // Clubbing 33
News 4 // Fashion 17 // Style Hunter 20 // Food 23 // Music Reviews 24 Racket from the pit 31 // Snapped 37 // Competitions 38 magazine | 3
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PJP Band Limited Double-Vinyl of Debut Album for South West Fans Only PJP Band are set to release their long-awaited debut album ‘And So It Goes’ officially on May 1. However, from the March 11, as a special thank you to their local fans, PJP Band will be releasing a very early pre-releaseDouble-12” Vinyl (2 x 45 rpm, 180 gram platters) of the album in a quality gatefold sleeve. This vinyl version will only be available in the South-West with a limited run of 250 copies. The 13-track double-vinyl will include live favourites ‘Karm & Condition’, ‘I am a Racer’ and ‘Sweet Tokyo’. Each record will include a download code also, to enable fans to download a digital version of ‘And So It Goes’ once it is officially released on May 1. ‘And So It Goes’ is a very South West affair. The Launceston-born and now Plymouth-based PJP Band recorded the debut with Producer Pete Miles (The King Blues, Sonic Boom 6, We Are The Ocean, Dry The River) near Totnes. Also featured on the album are Plymouth’s Blues guitar maestro Vince Lee, Becca Langsford and composer and brass wonderkind Simon Dobson. The PJP Band will be playing a set of local live dates to celebrate the vinyl release – dates still to be confirmed. The vinyl will be available to buy via www.bigcartel.com or via PJP Band’s website www.pjpband.com.
TCAT all set for the big laughs Big laughs will soon be on the bill at Tiverton Community Arts Theatre, with the announcement that Tiverton's popular comedy club has signed up to use the theatre from 2013. Comedy Hall will run eleven monthly shows at TCAT, and was previously based at the New Hall, operated by Tiverton Town Council. TCAT is known for great plays, music, dance and adding comedy to the mix should really put the venue on the map. Julian Morgan, Chairman of TCAT, said: "The increasing popularity of Comedy Hall together with a growing awareness of TCAT, Tiverton’s newest and largest performance venue, means that together we can accommodate bigger audiences and higher profile acts in our well-equipped theatre. The first Comedy Hall show of the year will be on February 4 with a line-up yet to be confirmed at time of going to press. Tickets can be booked in advance for £10 at www.comedyhall.co.uk.
LOVE SAVES THE DAY Is this the best value one day festival in the UK? Love Saves The Day returns to Bristol for it's second outing of musical anarchy, day tickets are only £25 and sure to sell out in advance. The 7,5000 people we danced in the rain last year can’t be wrong! First wave line-up announced includes AlunaGeorge – Live, Âme, Feel The Real, Mr Scruff and Tom Rio & Dan Wild – there’ll be 40 acts in all! See www.lovesavestheday.org/
Talent show comes to Plymouth Fast forward to the summer and September 14 will see a talent show being held in a huge marquee on Plymouth Hoe, with the first prize being all expenses paid trip to Richmond to record at State of the Ark Recording Studio in Richmond, Surrey – Liam Gallagher has just recorded his album there. The talent show is held to raise awareness of The Chemotherapy Outreach Project, which helps people to receive chemo treatment nearer their homes instead of having to trek to Plymouth. Organiser Jan Britten, married to musician and Grammy winner Terry Britten, who owns the studio and is organising the show said: “We have a home in East Portlemouth and from there it takes at least an hour to get to Derriford for treatment, now most people in the South west, form of treatment allowing, can be treated in either Liskeard, Tavistock or Kingsbridge Hospitals.” Interested? Send a three minute Youtube audition clip to email@example.com, as soon as possible and by the end of March.
247 LIVE on PHONIC FM Our irregular radio show, on Exeter community station, Phonic FM has had a make-over! Now hosted by Terry Walters, who runs the weekly Collision nights at Timepiece, Exeter, the show is on fortnightly Thursdays. The next shows are on 14th Feb, 28th Feb, 14th March and 28th March – you get the idea…Tune into 106.8fm if you’re in the Exeter area. And, Phonic FM have also secured a new five-year-licence, so Exeter’s self proclaimed ‘Sound Alternative’ is safe until 2018. Happy days.
PLEASURE PRINCIPLE New three day electronic music festival that looks set to fill the void left by the demise of BLOC. What’s even better is that it’s taking place at Trevelgue Holiday Park in Newquay. See pleasureprinciple.net for info and tickets.
Recommended 2 Feb onwards / Saturdays JELLY JAZZ Plymouth In response to massive demand for their monthly Saturday sessions, the Southwests original funk-soul-brothers Jelly Jazz will be going weekly at H20 every Saturday from the start of February. Dishing up a tasty soul stew of funk, soul, jazz, latin, breaks, beats, reggae, ska, hip hop and electro swing every week, Saturdays just got soulful in town! The all new weekly sessions will follow the original pattern of mixing residents Pete and Griff with some of the best funk, jazz, soul, Latin and breaks DJs and producers from across the globe, inc DJ Format on 2 Feb (and bi-monthly there after). Other guests include Boca 45 on 16 Feb and Over Easy DJs on 9 March. See www. jellyjazz.com for your fix of funk.
8 Feb THE BURLESQUE SHOW Truro In the market for something a bit different this month? Then this evening of sophisticated tease, wonderful comedy, magic and music is for you. Featuring the UK’s finest artistes of the genre, expect beautiful choreography, hilarious routines, classic comedy and daring magic. Tassels, tease and titivating laughter – what’s not to like! Get your tickets from www.hallforcornwall.co.uk
9 Feb RINSEOUT – THE NEW DAWN Exeter After surviving the Apocalypse that was the 9th Birthday, the crew return for their first event on 2013 covering the full spectrum of Drum and bass across three rooms with guests DJ Markey from Brazil, Ram Records rising star, Loadstar and The Harry Shotta Show in the main room. Expect old skool with the likes of Phantasy and friends in the second room, and out on the terrace, things get all hip hop with a mix of garage and reggae throw in for good measure. Tickets £15.50 from www. rinseout.co.uk
9 Feb SOULOUD Torquay Small and perfectly formed, The Attic is tucked away in the heart of Torquay’s nightlife area on the seafront, but they reject the mainstream and have some killer underground events. One such night this month sees DC10 & Crosstown Rebel superstar Clive Henry headlining. During the last decade Clive has established himself as the British backbone of the club laying down his trademark brand of deep no-nonsense house music week in week out having being invited to join DC10 stellar roster of residents back in 2004. Support comes from Dan Wild and Tom Rio from legendary house night, Just Jack in Bristol. House music for house heads. Tickets and info from www.facebook.com/ souloudmusic
14-17 Feb INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PERFORMANCE Bristol Brought to you by In Between Time, an international production company creating extraordinary art works, the biennial In Between Time Festival is a feast for the senses. Over an intense four days, 50 extraordinary art works will be seen across Bristol’s arts venues, streets, docksides and warehouses. Expect UK premieres and major new commissions popping up everywhere from theatres and galleries to living rooms, trees and alleys…
17 Feb THE STINGER Plymouth For the active ones amongst you, spend your Sunday morning tackling a 5km run, then a 20km mountain bike ride, followed by a final 3km boggy, wet, traumatic Stinger run which will be etched on your soul for years to come., Set in the beautiful Newnham Park, entrants strictly limited to 200 hardly souls. See www.xcracer.com for more info.
Recommended 28 Feb – 2 March MOJO RISING FESTIVAL Falmouth The Mojo Rising festival, featuring over 30 live acts alongside music industry panels including experts from all sectors of the industry, takes over Falmouth and Penryn between Feb 28 and Mar 2. The festival utilises existing venues in the town to stage a series of gigs featuring up and coming UK acts and the some of the best local talent. This year’s headliners include Public Service Broadcasting, Tall Ships, Three Trapped Tigers, The Other Tribe and Seasfire.
19 Feb NME AWARDS TOUR 2013 Bristol Headlined by Django Django, Miles Kane, Palma Violets and Peace, this is one tour you don’t want to miss. The Bristol date is the only one taking in the South West, so get your credit card out now! Info and tickets from http://www.nme.com/awards/tour
21 Feb ONE LOVE Plymouth House music is on the rise and in vogue again, blowing up with new nights popping up all over the place. 1Love was a total roadblock at their first event in Jan, and for Feb have T-Williams headlining, supported by Panda (see the interview in this issue), Darko and many more. Get some love and your tickets from www.1love4music.co.uk
2 March PREMONTION 10th BIRTHDAY Plymouth Proudly presenting their biggest ever event to mark 10 years of parties with an international invasion of talent that features DJ’s who have all played a fundamental role in the shaping of Premonition as it is known today. Guests include Scott Project, Trance Generator and Blutonium Boy. An event for the harder generation, from the club night dedicated to the harder sounds. If you like it hard, you simply cannot afford to miss this. Search Premonitoon Southwest on Facebook for more info and tickets.
22 Feb OUTLOOK LAUNCH PARTY Reknown Croatia bass festival, Outlook kicks off it’s 2013 promo campaign with a SW launch party with the Blast at Bristol’s best underground club, Motion. Three rooms of bass with Mungo’s HiFi, Prince Fatty, Hollie Cook, Kenny Ken, Phaeleh, Mala in Cuba and the Bristol legend that is DJ Derek. Tickets from www.motionbristol.com
2 March Marcus Brigstocke Falmouth Everyone loves a funny guy. Marcus Brigstocke, one of Britain's finest comedians and broadcaster, is taking his hotly anticipated new show, The Brig Society, on tour and it’s taking in Falmouth. The award-winning comedian is a firm favourite with comedy fans and The Brig Society promises to be as sharply observant and quick-witted. Comedy is the best cure. Tickets costs £15. See www. carrickleisureservices. org.uk magazine | 7
Double Brit Award nominee, Paloma Faith, heads to Plymouth Pavilions this month – 247’s Rachael D'Cruze catches up with the singer/ songwriter beforehand and talk writing a second album to be proud of, personal lyrics and being a feminist Where are you and what are you up to at the moment? I’m at home, in London and about to go off on my tour in a week. I’ve just had a Brit nomination and I was on Jonathan Ross yesterday, so I feel a bit like I’ve been through the minced meat mixer. What’s the response to your second album, ‘Picking Up The Pieces’ been like? It’s been really good, I’m really pleased. With my second album I decided to be honest and write something I could be proud of, not what others wanted. It’s great knowing that I’ve been myself and people like it better than the first album. I’ve been nominated for Best Album and Best Female in The Brits. The album is lyrically both very personal and powerful – do you ever feel exposed by your work? I do, but it is ubiquitous enough for people not to know exactly what its about. It’s when you start doing interviews that you have to be diplomatic. Are the songs on the new album all about the same relationship, or different periods in your life? Different relationships. In the album I’m referencing three different relationships and a couple of family ones too. My favourite song on the album is Just Be, with the lyrics like “There's no one else I'd rather be unhappy with” is it difficult to perform live? No because I’m not with the person anymore. It is quite sad, but I’d actually say it’s more realistic than sad. Other songs make me more emotional, like Streets Of Glory.
Talking of performing live we can’t wait to see you at Plymouth Pavilions next month – I think you’ve left the tour exactly the right amount of time to let the crowd learn the lyrics. Do you enjoy people singing your songs back to you? Yes, I love it. The outfits you wear on stage are just fab – do you have lots of fun putting them together? Yes, I’ve always dressed up since my late teens and experimented with clothes myself, so it comes naturally. You promote a really healthy body image for young women and are a good role model – do you ever think about this responsibility? No, not really. I’m just always myself, so if that happens as a result – great – but I’m not doing it on purpose. How important do you think being a feminist is in 2013? As important as it always has been: VERY. It’s important to be aware and confident about being a woman. I’ve always felt I’m an equal to men. I’ve bot experience any prejudice in the music industry, maybe because I project a lot of strength. I hope I empower others. I know you used to be a magician’s assistant – tell us about how you've swapped this life for the one you have now? I always had multiple jobs at the same time. I tried to enjoy them, but saw them as getting the rent paid. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do. My music took off before anything else and was a great platform for everything else I’d been doing – cabaret, performance art work and theatre – alongside my ‘rent’ jobs.
“I’ve always dressed up since my late teens and experimented with clothes myself, so it comes naturally”
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Introducing…Panda No, not the Asia- dwelling mammals, these are musical Pandas, and their infectious nu-garage sound has been making waves for some time now. 247’s Stephanie Broad catches up with Charlie; DJ, and Benny; vocalist in Plymouth So what have we caught you in the middle of today? (Charlie) We’re at Benny’s house in Plymouth, planning our third DJ gig in London. It’s really busy at the moment, but we’re getting about three tracks out a week, which is great. Sounds hectic! What has 2013 been like so far? We’ve been getting loads of new music out there, and even remixes of other artist’s tracks. We’ve been approached by Alt-J and Temper Trap! The focus of Panda though, is to share our music for free. It’s all available on Soundcloud- we’re all about the giveaways! That’s really important these days, with so much contention around downloading music for free, rather than paying for it. Totally, we want to get our music out to as many people as possible, so we want to give it away- we’re even working on releasing an actual record- on vinyl! Wow – a physical record you can hold – instead of a digital copy you don’t actually own? That’s exactly it. We want to promote music from Devon and Cornwall, where we’re all from, and move it up and out there. Is that how you met – all being from the South West? (Charlie) We’ve been together since about October, but we’ve known each other for years from college and being on the DJ scene- Benny and Callum went to college together, so we’re from similar backgrounds. Benny’s from Plymouth and I’m from Exeter.
It is. There’s not a lot of our kind of sound in the South West, so it’s a good vibe when we know people down here and we’ve been playing for years. We’re getting a regular night in the town in Exeter, which is cool! It’s going to be in conjunction with the shop (Benny runs Minerva streetwear shop) so we’re planning on lots of giveaways. Are there any artists that have inspired your sound or your ethics? We’re inspired mainly by other garage artists, and the guys that are supporting our shows- Kidnap Kid, T Williams, they’re real South West talent that we want to spend this year growing with. There’s been a huge rise in hype – every time we’re in the studio, it’s different. Will these collaborations be the main focus of the rest of the year for Panda? Yeah, this year’s about developing new music for free, finding South West talent and getting it out there. We’re producing and remixing other music, and also trying to work with a label- we have 3 labels trying to sign our track ‘Girl’ at the moment! The vinyl thing is on our list toothere’s still a demand for records and we want to use it. As well as your studio time, where can fans catch you this year? We’re doing our first event in Cornwall this month, which is at The Stannary in Falmouth on February 22. Then from March 24 we’ll be doing a monthly night at Bang Bang in Plymouth, and later in the year a DJ set at the Masked Ball in Porthleven. In the summer we’ll be hitting some festivals like Boardmasters, so there’s a big live-show element to this year for us.
“We all have something to bring to the table… every time we’re in the studio, it’s different”
How do you manage working so closely together? (Benny) We all have something to bring to the table, which is the main thing – Charlie does lyrics, Callum produces and is a studio whiz kid, and Benny does the vocals. We’re all DJs so we’re all able to pitch in.
That’s a lot of studio time. It must be a great feeling playing to the South West where you’re locals?
What a busy year! Finally, I have to ask…Why ‘Panda’? (Laughs) There’s really no story behind it – no real meaning! We were all having a drink and trying to come up with a name, and started coming up with random words. We didn’t want a typical MC type name so when someone said ‘Panda’ it just kind of stuck. It’s worked for our branding too as our logo is black and white.
See Panda at The Stannary in Falmouth on Feb 22 and at Bang Bang in Plymouth on March 24.
Discover the sound of Audible 1 and you’ll find upbeat drum and bass mixed perfectly with a touch of hip hop, lashings of luxurious vocals and dash of beat boxing. 247’s Frances Allan finds out more. Alex Norgate isn’t a name that you may be familiar with but, if you’ve got ears, like your drum and bass with a splash of positivity thrown in, and want your music home grown, then get listening to his alter ego - Audible 1. A Devonian through and through, Alex is keen to let the South West influence not only his music but also the way he makes it. He says: “the relaxed way of life has most certainly given me the time to explore lots of avenues musically. It’s quite amazing just how much talent there is here in the South West which has been good for me because, I really enjoy making a variety of music”.
“It’s quite amazing just how much talent there is here in the South West which has been good for me because I really enjoy making a variety of music”.
Alex’s mix of musical genres is a reflection on his variety of skills, which include beatboxing, MCing, and producing. Being able to dip into all of these skills gives Alex a different perspective on making records, “I love them all but I would say it’s producing that I love most. There is nothing better, for me, than being in the studio with a blank canvas. When you finally get a sound you're happy with, and hearing another musician or vocalist create some spine-tingling melodies to compliment it, it is the icing on the cake”. Alex’s sound is primarily drum and bass, with a sprinkling of high energy, feel good vocals laid over the beats. A perfect example of this is his latest single, Stranger, which features Eva Lazarus. The video for the song draws on talent from the South West too, filmed by Tim Crawlet and Aodh Breathnach who are both from Bristol, and breakdancing from the South West Bboy crew Just 4 Funk. Of the next singles to be released, Alex says: “You can expect high energy DnB, complimented with tasty vocals. I am really excited because I’m going to be releasing a track with one of my all time favourite vocalists, Nina Miranda from Smoke City. Not to mention the other extremely talented musicians and singers from the South West”. The music is the culmination of seven years of hard work, “in this time I have really experimented with many styles and genres, developing my skills as a producer and musician. I feel this has helped me progress enormously and I am incorporating these styles in to the music I am currently making”. Coming from a hip hop background and moving into the DnB sound could have been a risky move for Alex, but he describes the feedback as “very positive and encouraging”. Alongside producing his own singles, Alex also works with longtime collaborator Carpetface, and together they take their live hip hop show around the world. The show features beatboxing, rhymes, scratching and percussion, continually drawing enthusiastic and dedicated crowds. The pair have collaborated with Parisian DJ Suspect, and their joint record, E.V.E.R.Y.B.O.D.Y is available on vinyl worldwide (and digitally from the usual suspects). As half of Carpetface & Audible1, the duo has done over 1,000 live shows and radio appearances. Together they have toured overseas 16 times and have taken their brand of modern hip hop to the USA, Asia, Africa and Europe. In fact, at the time of this interview, Alex is enjoying the French Alps ahead of a series of gigs there.
Listen to Audible 1’s latest single, Stranger, on YouTube and download it from iTunes now
Touring, whether individually or with Carpetface, takes Alex away from his beloved Exeter home. Coming back to the west country is a time for Alex to relax and plan for the next project. “It’s certainly nice to be still for a while from a travelling perspective. To be honest I don’t play as much in the South West as I would like. The DnB scene seems to have stayed strong ever since the beginning and I’m going to be focusing a lot more on that this year. So you never know there might be a few more gigs popping up around in the South West”.
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Active Sam Baskett:
Are you entering any competitions this year? No, I’ve never entered a comp in my life. I can’t do it, - I ride at little BMX jams etc., not to compete, just to have fun with everyone else. I’m not a comp rider at all. I like filming at these jams/comps though, and watching all the rad people.
Meet the fearless 25-year-old street rider from Somerset, who loves to clear epic gaps and has his own line in BMX pegs
What would you most like to achieve in BMXing? I think I’ve achieved everything I’ve wanted, plus more than I expected. BMX for me was always a passion, I have never cared what others think of my riding. I know certain people look at my riding, and shake their heads, wondering why I do it, and why I don’t follow the cool tricks trend. I just love it, and that is that.
You’re a street rider – can you explain what that is please? Well, even though I do ride skate parks etc., street is what I’m more into. It’s based on riding around on the streets, hunting for obstacles to do different things on, I really like my gaps so I’m forever looking up when out hunting.
Any pet peeves you want to share? Scooter kids drive me mad, I am always taking them out at the parks. They have no clue on what is going on. My main pet hate is people trying to tell me to do certain things, I’ll always only do what I want to do. I’m stubborn in my ways, and no, I won’t play B.I.K.E (laughs) – kids ask all the time…
You’re pretty damn good at it too – can you please tell us about your biggest achievement to date and who your sponsors are please? I’m good at the bravery side of things, anything else I’m just a typical rider. Over the years as bikes got stronger and I had money to pay for broken parts, the bigger gaps and drops started to happen. I’m currently riding for bmx-shop.com who’re amazing, they sort me out with quality bike parts and keep my bike dialed. When it comes to achievements, I had a Ridebmxuk magazine cover once upon a time but I would say, having a crazy amount of people riding my homemade pegs would be my proudest moment, its cool as hell turning up to different places, and seeing people rocking my pegs. How big is the scene in the UK, and more specifically the South West? I would say It's really big, but I don’t travel enough to find out how other scenes around the UK roll. I know the South West scene has always been crazy – there are certain faces who’ve been shredding ever since I started, which is awesome to see. Taunton is my local scene, and its full of amazing BMX characters. What impact has the sport had on your life and what pushes you to keep going? It’s always been a obsession. It’s ruined my body over the years, and ruined my relationships at times, but its what I do and who I am. I’m glad I never fully gave up – I knew deep down it would never happen. I have no regrets on everything I have done in BMX. Well, maybe some of the crazy slams, but they are always going to happen, you’ve got to take the good with the bad. Seeing all the local riders who are still shredding and are older than me, pushes me to keep doing it. Nowadays I rest up a lot more than I used to, I try not to do stupid stuff at skate parks, save it for the long list of gaps etc. I have planned. What constitutes a perfect street ride / setup for you? Massive gap, with a football fields worth of run up. Pedal full throttle, and hold on tight. That will always be my perfect setup. I’m guessing you listen to music while you ride – who’s on your iPod at the moment? Yea, when I’m doing big gaps and drops, music really helps me get motivated to do the crazy stuff. AC/DC, Wu Tang, Black Sabbath, ADTR, The Used and Fleetwood Mac for when I’m chilling around the park.
Tell us about your video work? I love filming and editing, always have. I taught myself how to operate a camera and use editing equipment – no college rubbish for me. I’m not brilliant, but I get the job done, and people seem happy with the edits I have put out over the years and the DVD I made a few years ago. There’s plenty more to come, that’s for sure Tell us more about your line in pegs? Yes, as I said before, it’s my proudest moment in BMX – making my own pegs has worked out perfect. All my friends ride them, as well as a lot of riders from around the country and beyond. It’s what I’m known for really - Baskett Pegs! They once featured in the product page in Ridebmxuk – awesome. What would you say to readers who fancy getting into BMX? Try not to get caught up in all the bitching that happens in BMX. I have had my fair share of fall outs with various riders over the years, and its best to just turn your head, do your own thing and keep on keeping on – wise words once told to me by Sean Burns. The best thing to do when starting out riding is get a good bunch of mates together. You will always need decent friends to ride with when starting out. I have always had amazing riders to shred with over the years, couldn’t thank them enough. Where can we see videos of you riding / watch videos you have made? I stick to YouTube nowadays, just type Sam Baskett in the search, or use my user name bmxhomie07 and subscribe. I try to upload as many as possible, to keep it up to date, using various riders around the South West. Hope you enjoy everything I put out! Interview: Rachael D'Cruze
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Ross Davis, 20 Jacket: Cody, Top: Topman, Trousers: Primark & Shoes: Millets Sasha May-McLean Whitney, 19 Jacket: Primark, Tee: Next, Leggings: Primark & Shoes: Primark
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Emily Melling, 18 Coat: Topshop, Top: Dorothy Perkins, Trousers: Topshop & Shoes: Converse
Tanith Graham Jacket: Next, Shirt: River Island, Tee: River Islamd Leggings: Topshop & Shoes: New Look
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The trio of pasta at Carluccio’s
There’s nothing more romantic than Italian food, so with Valentines Day around the corner we road test three great restaurants Exeter
I have a bit of an in-built aversion to chain restaurants and will generally try to find an independent alternative where possible. This said, I make an exception when it comes to Carluccio’s. What it lacks in terms of uniqueness – there are nearly 70 peppered across the UK – is more than made up for through reliably excellent service, high quality ingredients and light-handed work in the kitchen. The Exeter restaurant has spacious interior, all very clean and well lit. It’s also well worth checking out their deli which stocks all manner of Italian goodies. For my starter I went for Bruschetta – tons of lovely fresh tomatoes and some choice leaves, served on not too garlicky toast. This is one of the options available on the extremely decent fixed price menu, a real bargain at £9.95 for two courses or £13.45 for three. For the main course we took advantage of another good deal: the tasting trio of pasta dishes for two at £19.95. We opted for Linguine al Frutti di Mare, Lasagne and Penne alla Luganica. The Luganica, although it was tasty, failed to dazzle. In contrast the seafood Linguine was delicious, offering a delicate taste of the sea with a light chilli kick. The Lasagne was rich and deeply satisfying, thoroughly trouncing any of my home efforts .We finished up our meal with the Torte di Limone. I would describe the virtues of this delicious lemon tart at length, but then they might sell out before I get there next!
Very centrally located and extremely accessible, this is a friendly family-run restaurant which serves up extremely high quality Italian food with freshly made pasta and tasty pasta sauce to die for. Veneziana makes you feel relaxed with its cosy interior, which is also quite arty in a fun way and quite intimate. The pasta dishes are very reasonably priced with a fantastic range which includes many vegetarian options, all for under £8. The complimentary bread and butter with olives went down very well, as did the starter, Italian style calamari: deep fried with sweet chilli and served on a bed of green salad with garlic mayonnaise. At the very top of the pasta section of the menu (and quite rightly so), we find the king or queen of all pasta dishes: spaghetti with meatballs. It’s a classic pasta dish and at Veneziana they really do it justice. It’s quite possibly the freshest pasta and the tastiest pasta sauce I’ve tasted. The meatballs are flavoured with rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper and cooked to perfection: soft and tender, almost melting in the mouth. And the tomato sauce is cooked with Italian herbs such as basil and parsley which sounds simple or obvious, but it’s certainly effective and tasty as can be. The pasta and the meatballs soak up the flavour of the sauce very nicely. My fellow dinner, a vegetarian, opted for tortellini, stuffed with spinach and ricotta, served in a rich tomato and mushroom sauce and was equally impressed. Veneziana is relatively new in town, with its high quality food, comfortable surroundings and friendly service, I’ll be back.
I’d never visited a Prezzo before. I haven’t a pretentious aversion to chain restaurants, I just always seem more drawn to independents. So maybe I have? Anyway, I’m the one who has missed out as Prezzo surpassed my expectations by a long shot. I visited the restaurant on a Friday evening and it was busy with a mixed bunch – from students to couples trying to patch up marriages with the aid of pizza. The clean and contemporary interior was both welcoming and relaxing. After ‘the world’s best olives’ (which really were delicious) recommended by our friendly waiter, I had Mozzarella cheese deepfried in breadcrumbs served with pomodoro sauce to start (£5.20) – decadent and delicious. This set the tone for my main, ‘Zilli Meat V.I.P Pizza, created by celebrity chef Aldo Zilli - salami milano, calabrese sausage, salsiccia picanti, pepperoni, prosciutto, roquito chilli peppers, fresh rocket, mozzarella and tomato on a perfect thin and crispy base, served on a rustic chopping board. It cost 12.95, was worth every penny and easily enough for two. If you like Italian meat, you’ll really like this tasty pizza as the meat is top quality and the topping more than generous. Not a bad word to say. I was stuffed beyond belief, but want to try a dessert so I opted for one of Prezzo’s mini options – a little dessert, served with a hot drink. I had the vanilla cheesecake topped with fresh raspberries and raspberry coulis, which was just the right size to satisfy a sweet tooth - creamy, crunchy and comforting – a nice end to a great meal. Impressive.
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New Music Arash Torabi
Waiting For Something To Happen (Bella Union) Hot on the heels of last year’s debut album, London’s Veronica Falls return with a brilliant second. Why is it brilliant? Roxanne Clifford’s voice has character. Listen to the recent single Teenage, which tugs at the heartstrings, whilst simultaneously kicking your arse. Then they do the same again with Broken Toy. Guitars jangle and floor toms pound, and they party like it’s 1987. Like their USA label mates (from Slumberland Records), Veronica Falls are a young band with a keen ear for reviving the old-school indie sound, nodding to classic bands such as The Shop Assistants. But this isn’t just plagiarism: it’s the sound that fits. It works, and it’s fluent. And it’s great.
Whispering Trees (Arlen Records) Plantman is Matt Randall, formerly of Beatglider, together with Adam Radmall and Bryan Styles. The first few songs are similar to Bella Union artists such as last year’s bright hope, Father John Misty, or John Grant. It’s a slow and melancholy start to the album, but title track picks up the tempo, and later on in the album, Crackles suggests that they may well have been listening to the third album by The Velvet Underground. One thing for sure is that they’re pretty consistent in maintaining a warmth that resonates throughout the album. And they make no secret of their love of Durruti Column, going as far as naming one of their songs after their main-man, Vini.
The House of Love The House of Love (Cherry Red Records)
Before Oasis, Creation Records’ brightest hope was The House of Love, but they never got their commercial breakthrough. At that time, their label was a small independent, with a budget more suited for creating cult classics rather than megastars. After making this here debut album, they signed to a major label, expectations ran high and they lost the magic of their early records. And then The Stone Roses came along and stole their crown. This 3-disc boxset is actually their entire Creation Records output (’87-’88) remastered, including a disc of nonalbum singles and their b-sides. Christine, Shine On and Destroy the Heart sound as good today as ever. And the songs have definitely benefited from the remastering process.
The Pictish Trail Secret Soundz Vol.2 (Fence)
The opening track of this album would not be out of place on a 70s cop show, and why the hell not? Johnny Lynch, aka Pictish Trail, has a cache of different styles up his sleeve, many of which are showcased here. There's the soothing vocal joy that is 'Earthy Pleasure', the distant Flaming Lips-esque sounds of 'The Waves', a slow burner which builds into a catchy dance floor-friendly crescendo - a multi-layered song full of youth and beauty; there's the twee, Hefner-style balladry of 'The Handstand Crowd' and the Beta Band vibes of 'Michael Rocket'. Where many albums tail off towards the end, this one just gets better - with final track 'Long In The Tooth' proving the overall highlight - stark guitar and Grandaddy quality sounds.
Villagers Awayland (Domino)
That Conor sure has got a unique turn of phrase, employing ye olde English/Yoda-speak to give his lyrics an air of authority/mystery. This is apparent from the very beginning of this well-received album from Ireland's finest nu-folk troupe. Here we have a more mature sounding folk, traditional storytelling dragged into 2013 with some experimental sounds. Conor's crystal clear vocals shine through, though it's much more compelling when sung, rather than spoken. The modern twist goes so far that 'Judgement Call' could easily be a choreographerfriendly, Cheryl Cole pop song. The title track would not be out of place on Noah and the Whale's brilliant second album. 'Grateful Song' seals the deal, with a slice of Arcade Fire grandeur.
Caitlin Rose The Stand In (Names Records)
A lively start to Caitlin Rose's second album, which instantly lifts it above her debut. With hints of Ryan Adams, the album, while containing a myriad of different sounds, works perfectly as a whole. The country twang and tender vocals of 'I Was Cruel' combines with great finger-picking and poignant lyrics to create an almost perfect song. She ups her vocal game in 'Waitin', with its motown vibes, keeping the pace up with 'Only A Clown', which combines the rockiness of a Tom Petty number with the beauty of KD Lang's finest work. 'Pink Champagne' is a classic sounding, slower ballad, which proves one of the highlights of the album, along with overall winner, 'Golden Boy'.
Jah Wobble & Keith Levene
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
You can’t help but wonder what Public Image Ltd’s comeback would have been like, if John Lydon had included the band’s original bassist, Jah Wobble and guitarist, Keith Levene. But seeing as he didn’t, the two old mates teamed up to tour their old band’s classic album, the groundbreaking Metal Box. After that they recorded an album of new original material, and Yin & Yang is it. Followers of Wobble through the years won’t be disappointed: his trademark heavy bass is stamped all over this. And Levene’s meandering guitar lines blend in and out, against the dubbed out, often industrial soundscapes. The standout track, Understand features the vocals of Nathan Maverick, who joined them on the Metal Box tour.
The sneak preview of this album involved the release of the opening and best track 'We No Who U R', is a lush, dreamy 'No More Shall We Part' era ballad. 'Wide Lovely Eyes' seems slow and broken in comparison. A water theme runs deep in Cave's repertoire, with Warren Ellis' impeccable strings taking the limelight in 'Water's Edge', paving the way for some frantic 'Betty Coltrane' style vocals, words spat with such vigour you have to wipe your face. The follow up single 'Jubilee Street' is another winner, harnessing a compelling melancholy and proving the perfect introduction to the 'Mermaids' tearjerker. 'We Real Cool' uses a continual dark, brooding beat as a backbone to wonderfully layered strings, keys and vocals, beaten only by the final title track, slow, atmospheric blinder.
Yin & Yang (Cherry red Records)
Push The Sky Away (Bad Seed Ltd)
Micall Parknsun Me Myself and Akai YNR Productions
Micall Parknsun is in a strange place. To me and most hip hop heads he's a legend but to anyone outside he's pretty much unknown, and that is such a shame. This is his second album, the first was well received and had some decent tunes on it, I Don't Wanna Stay Here was my favourite. The beats are quality and he produced them himself which is rare nowadays but for me it's his flow that shines, conscious non bling rhymes and absolutely always on point. If you've neglected hip hop recently then this is the one to come back to, if you have been paying attention then I'm sure this on your list. If not, it should be.
Land of 1000 Chances Piecelock 70 There was a time in the music industry when the amount of money spent pushing an artist depending on how big they believed he could be, there was also a time when they threw huge amounts of money at promotional material to compensate for an artist's musical ability, ask your parents who Halo James was, exactly. So when I get a alternative leather bound, foil stamped custom record with an individual polaroid on the front I know it could go two ways. Thankfully this album is worth every penny spent making this work of art exactly that. A downbeat masterpiece that takes you away to long drives across country, sunsets on the beach or just sat in your room headphones on and taking in every small intricate, beautifully mastered detail.
Deekline & Ed Solo Bounce n Shake Rat records
These guys need no introduction surely, two of the best producers of crowd-pleasing dance party classics and I'm not talking about Jive Bunny. For a good few years these guys have been filling both mine and many other DJs boxes with surefire killers, some may have even infringed on the odd copyright or two. Big classic like Dawn Penn's "No No No" and the Inner Circle classic "Bad Boys". They made up for that now by getting stuff re sung and re made, this double album is packed full of drum n bass, breaks, dub step booty bounce and more, featuring guests from the likes of Top Cat, Tenor Fly and the ever on point Darrison, this album will not open up a newly named genre, I'm sure it won't win awards for ground breaking but this is absolutely guaranteed to get the party started.
Ground Level presents Playground Ground Level records A compilation of artists presented by the Ground Level label and to be honest not one I know a lot about, that could be down to my ever-increasing age and lack of time or it might be that these cheeky fellows have been slipping under the radar. The styles represented are quite diverse but all proper club sounds and punchy as hell, and with more than one a decent dose of hooks to keep the casual punter happy. Highlights for me are the likes of Rebel Sketchy "Up and Down" and Joe C "Sound Off", this is pretty much the very opposite of the Deekline and Ed Solo album and I mean that as a statement rather than a dig at either album, if Deekline and Ed get the party started these guys come in later after a proper pre-sesh and takes thing up a level and make it filthier. www.247magazine.co.uk
New Music Backbone
ESBEN & THE WITCH
Wash The Sins Not Only The Face Matador Post-gothic etherealism has been Esben & The Witch's stock in trade since the Brighton trio first popped up on the radar with 'Violet Cries'. Their sophomore offering is carved from the same block: mournful, free-floating vocals and wafts of percussive electronics that leave you pondering on the meta-physical. But 'Wash The Sins...' has a clear remit: to capture the unfurling moods of the day. It kind of works. Opener, 'Iceland Spar' rouses the senses, 'Deathwaltz' flutters and haunts, while 'Putting Down The Prey' chills to the bone. Granted, it's not the cheeriest of days, and you do get the feeling that the metaphor is an afterthought, but it still puts Esben in pole position for the dark-pop throne.
BAD RELIGION True North Epitaph
I used to adore Bad Religion. As a muso, 'No Control' changed the way that I wrote songs. As a fan, their uber-melodic punk rock and anarcho intellect left me gob-smacked. But here they are, 50 year-old men, writing cookie-cutter alt. songs called 'Fuck You' and retreading old ground like, well, Bad Religion never happened. It's not a dismal record by any stretch, it just brings nothing to the table that they didn't deliver, with far more believable righteousness, 25 years ago. That isn't punk rock. That's recycling. Greg Graffin and Co are clearly hoping to cash in on the sound that they pioneered by repeating it until we're all reminded of that fact. Bills to pay, I guess.
BLOCKHEADS This World is Dead Relapse
Most certainly not to be confused with Ian Dury's erstwhile backing band, these French grind merchants cough up 25 chunks of sonic phlegm with enough acidic content to melt through all your prejudices and preconceptions. Sure, Napalm Death and Carcass may have beaten them to it by three decades but this kind of relentless, lightning-fast aural terrorism still manages to draw me in even if you can't quite make out whether the intense slow-blast of 'Pro-Lifers' falls on the side of pro-choice. Given the context, I'm sure it does. 'Born Among Bastards' and 'Crisis Is Killing The Weak', on the other hand, set out the band's anarcho-simpatico stall in no uncertain terms. Uncompromising and horribly enjoyable.
YO LA TENGO Fade Matador
"Sometimes the bad guys come out on top / Sometimes the good guys lose" - and so begins our journey into YLT's new installment of arcane, lovingly rendered indie-soulgazing, with a not inconsiderable hint of defeatism. The soporific nature of 'Fade' doesn't make for much of a grand spectacle, especially when they turn introspection into a time-lapse trundle (to wit 'Well You Better'). But there are many moments of sonic lucidity. 'Stupid Things' is a bracing affair with its lolling, Jew's harp-imbued motorik and 'I'll Be Around' confidently rides the David Pajo wave of postAmericana. Elsewhere, you'll find delicate melodies, unforced vocals and Mid-West twang in communal harmony. No ground-breaking magnum opus here but a gentle, emotional lift nonetheless. www.247magazine.co.uk
JOHNNY POWELL www.johnnypowell.com
It's heartening to know that ex-Dharma Bum, Johnny Powell, is still teetering on the edge of troubled genius with this new clutch of soulscraping, larynx-wobbling freak-folk vignettes. 'The Difficulties Of...' was recorded on the moorlands above Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire, which certainly captured Powell's perma-frown in all its icy fragility. And if you're thinking this all sounds a bit Bon Iver, you're right. Existential desperation informs the likes of 'A Supernatural Carnival Of Demons' and the none-more-elegiac 'It's Playtime!' to the point where, if it wasn't for a need to hear the album's fateful denouement, you'd think there was no reason to carry on. For fans of Mount Eerie, The Mountain Goats and melancholic instability.
THE MINKE WHALES www.theminkewhales.com
Bristol neo-folkies, The Minke Whales, are onto a winner with their emotionally naked tales of love, languor and left-leaning philosophising. The quintet may utilise banjos, strumalongs and hoedown sensibilities but when Scottish exile, Stuart Reid, lets his songwriting nous take centre stage, especially on the brilliant 'Witch Hunt', the result is a unique take on old-time music tropes blessed with weight, depth and sublime melodies. And when Reid's cracked voice meets fellow vocalist, Elle Ashwell's plaintive croon, another layer of bittersweet joy is unfurled. Meanwhile, the likes of 'The Devil' and 'Scrap' opt for a junkyard-country stomp, with an eastern European kick, that still aims for the heart as much as the hips. Resourceful and quite wonderful stuff.
THE HEAVY HEARTED www.facebook.com/ TheHeavyHearted Featuring Lande Hekt from Muncie Girls and Ben Cottam from OK Pilot, this Exeter duo ease off the volume and replace it with a benign '90s indie-pop sensibility that falls somewhere between The Evens and Juliana Hatfield. Lande's unmistakeable voice lends all four songs an understated charm that works as a smart counterbalance to her output with MG. Best of the bunch, 'The Heavy Hearted', allows the choppy post-punk rhythms and keen melodies to soar above confidently reigned-in guitar tones; while 'All Over' embellishes its indignant refrain with piano. In keeping things simple and seductive, and with a knowing sense of lo-fi pop history, THH have carved out a positive little niche that should serve them well.
No contact details as yet Plymouth newbies, Brunel, bolt out of the starting blocks on a mission to recreate the heady days of '90s post-punk as championed by the likes of Drive Like Jehu and Jesus Lizard. With an energised and unleashed James MacGregor at the helm, the band snarl with style, riff with righteousness and seem to be thoroughly relishing the experience. It's great, visceral, off-kilter stuff. 'High Speed Death' is a keen example of howling, skewered rock'n'roll; 'Hot Toddy' doffs its cap to Dischord luminaries, Bluetip; 'Beaver Sticks' packs a garage punch with echoes of Shitty Limits' nihilist groove; and 'Real Housewives' is a lurching, dissonant delight. Dynamically involved, melodically elliptic, fucking awesome. I is on-board, Brunel.
Chris Dynasty No Bass Wasted Gearbox Digital
Australia's Chris Dynasty has a knack for producing really clever grooves that are hard to place in either the techno and the hard trance world yet manage to cross both boundaries nicely. That's why I like playing his material, well that and the obvious fact that it rocks and has some major power in the basslines. With a title as bold as 'No Bass Wasted', this would be one really disappointing release if it lacked any bottom end, but it's there in full force and works well, especially with some excellent synth work and fierce percussion on top! Can't really complain, can you as Plymouth's very own Side E-Fect is on remix duties too. Forthcoming on Scotland's Gearbox Digital imprint.
Kraemer + Niereich Brett Nachtstrom Schallplatten
This label can do no wrong in my eyes at the moment, and with recent releases from Octave, DJ Hi Shock and Stigmata all finding a place in my record box. It was a welcome surprise to see a double vinyl from Germany's Andreas Kraemer and Peter Niereich as well. I have a slight bias towards Kraemer releases in general ever since his wonderful hard trance productions years ago, not forgetting all the amazing tracks he has released on Construct Rhythm over the years too. However, bias aside, the whole album really does add something serious to your DJ sets, with '5 AM' and the 2012 mix of 'Leitwolf' being the stand out tracks, find this before it sells out!
Hideo Kobayashi Was It A Dream Apt International
This is as hypnotic as you can get, and that's never a bad thing as Japan's Hideo has delivered tracks that I have seen erupt on many a dance floor when played out (just take a look at his wicked 'Snow Monkeys' release for proof!). When dark, effected vocals are repeated over a building synth groove that gets more intense every few seconds, you know you are set for something very special, before the title track drops into some delicious additional layers of percussion. Flip over for 'ZX1200-A1', and listeners are treated to a chugging groove with some very haunting melodies contained within. For setting the mood of the night both tracks are perfect and are definitely worth hunting down.
Brent Sadowick Montana Horizon
With a name like 'Montana' it shouldn't take long before images of Tony Montana and Scarface start running through your mind. And with that, Canada's very own tech legend Brent Sadowick has produced a rip roaring remake of Giorgio Moroder's Scarface Theme. This caused massive uproar when it first touched down and now returns with a seriously kicking, and strong techno influenced rework from Holland's Thilo & Evanti (definitely two of the biggest producers of the last year!). Their production finesse is ever present here with punchy kicks, supreme LFO tweaked melodies and drive. This one really did the damage on Boxing Day when played at Premonition with the only drawback being I wish it was a touch shorter.
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Compiled by our very own culture vulture, Alan Butler
5 – 6 February Truro RAMBERT DANCE COMPANY – LABYRITH OF LOVE, Hall for Cornwall, Black Quay, TR1 2LL, 01872 262466, hallforcornwall. co.uk 7.30pm, £10 - £25 Rambert, Britain’s favourite dance company, returns to Cornwall this spring with four spectacular works featuring world-class dancers, visually compelling theatre and inspiring live music by the Rambert Orchestra. Labyrinth of Love features striking video imagery and love poems sung on stage by soprano Kirsty Hopkins. This visually stunning piece takes audiences on a humorous and heartbreaking journey through the joy and pain of love.
BEST OF THE REST 8 February
Plymouth ORDINARY COURAGE, Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, Plymouth, 01752 267131, barbicantheatre. co.uk 7.30pm, £10 - £5 Ordinary Courage by Theo Clinkard kicks off The Boys are Back In Town – a season of dance performances & workshops from a vibrant collection of male choreographers.The story follows a community in repair and harnesses the capacity for movement and touch to communicate when words are not enough. A luminous room lit by Zerlina Hughes and an original score by Alan Stones that incorporates Scarlatti and Bach provide the canvas for breathtaking performances.
Truro THE BURLESQUE SHOW, Hall for Cornwall, Black Quay, TR1 2LL, 01872 262466, hallforcornwall. co.uk 7.30pm, £19 - £21 Welcome to a stunning night of sophisticated tease, wonderful comedy, magic and music featuring the UK’s finest artistes of the genre. Beautiful choreography, hilarious routines, classic comedy and daring magic combine to deliver the most highly regarded production of its kind in the UK. The Award Winning performances will delight and excite and guarantee to refresh parts you never knew you had! For a truly
delicious night of tassels, tease and titivating laughter, join us for our fun-filled evening of Burlesque.
12 - 16 February
Plymouth MY PERFECT MIND, The Drum, Theatre Royal, Royal Parade, 01752 267222, theatreroyal.com, 7.30pm, £9 - £13 Acclaimed classical actor Edward Petherbridge rehearsed for the role of King Lear - then a major stroke left him barely able to move. As he struggled to recover, he made a discovery: the entire role of Lear still existed word for word in his mind. Directed by Kathryn Hunter and performed by Edward Petherbridge and Paul Hunter, this is a moving and comic exploration of the resilience of the human spirit through the prism of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.
12 -16 February
Plymouth THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, Theatre Royal, Royal Parade, 01752 267222, theatreroyal.com, 7.30pm, £12 - £22 The internationally acclaimed Propeller makes a triumphant return to the Theatre Royal Plymouth. In The Taming Of The Shrew, two disguised, competing suitors clamour for the hand of beautiful Bianca whilst gold digging Petruchio agrees to wed her viciously ill-tempered sister Kate, sight-unseen. The difference between marrying for love and marrying for money, h wever, becomes increasingly difficult to judge. This brash, brutal and darkly comic story pulls no punches.
Exeter TAKING THE MIC, Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Exeter, 01392 667080, exeterphoenix.org.uk 8pm, £12.00 Taking the Mic returns for another evening of have-a-go magic, hosted by performance poets Morwenna Griffiths and Tim King. Poetry is the mainstay of the show but we also welcome comedy, philosophy, theatrical acts and singersongwriters. Every performer gets a five minute slot to showcase their talent. Once again, there’s have 16 spaces up for grabs, so if you want to perform let them know by emailing or get in touch via Taking the Mic’s facebook group. Come on, you know you’re bard enough!
IBT 13 – International Festival of Performance Various venues in Bristol A weekend of theatre, live art, dance, opera, feasts, talks, parties and public art. Artists are traveling in from al over the world to fill four days with unique events, new commissions and premieres. As part of this, over 50 artworks will spill out from the cities leading art spaces (Arnolfini, Circomedia & Wickham Theatre) into the cities docksides, urban glades and alleyways. See the website at www. ibt13.co.uk for the full run down of the different activities and get tickets too.
JOHN ROBINS: INCREDIBLE SCENES! Hen & Chicken, Bristol Comedy's best kept secret" (The Skinny) returns to The Comedy Box. John Robins has hosted many shows for us over the last six years to great acclaim. He has also headlined on several occasions and has previewed his last four solo Edinburgh shows to sell-out crowds at The Comedy Box too. So it was inevitable that John would be bringing his debut tour to Bristol, and for two nights. Do it. Tickets £12 from www. thecomedybox.co.uk
Compiled by our resident film buff, John Barker.
FLIGHT (15) Dir: Robert Zemeckis Starring: Denzel Washington and Kelly Reilly, 2012/US/138 min Hall for Cornwall, Black Quay, TR1 2LL, 01872 262466, hallforcornwall.co.uk 7.30pm, £10 - £25 This film sees Denzel Washington take on the role Capt. Whip Whitaker, an airline pilot with a private life as turbulent as a flight across the Bermuda triangle! He enjoys binge drinking and the taking the kind of coke you can’t drink. He is also managing to fit in an affair with one of his flight attendants. But his private and professional lives are drawn into sharp focus when he saves hundreds of passengers from certain deaf after a mechanical failure on one of his flights. The media attention and scrutiny that follows brings his private life into the public arena with challenging consequences. This exciting drama should be an Oscar contender with a strong performance from Washington that may leave other Best Actor nominees in the slipstreamfeatures striking video imagery and love poems sung on stage by soprano Kirsty Hopkins. This visually stunning piece takes audiences on a humorous and heartbreaking journey through the joy and pain of love.
BULLET TO THE HEAD (15)
CLOUD ATLAS (15)
REIGN OF ASSASSINS (15)
A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD (TBC)
THIS IS 40 (15)
Dir: Walter Hill Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Christian Slater, and Jason Mamoa 2012/US/91 min Sly Stallone’s continuing rehabilitation as an action hero for the 21st Century continues. In this film he plays a hitman who befriends a cop after both of their partners are killed by a crooked police officer. Walter Hill directs in a genre that has always welcomed his stylistic talents for bloodshed, but does the Italian Stallion need to be put out to pasture? We’ll find out soon….
Dir: John Moore Starring: Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney and Mary Elizabeth Winstead 2012/US/TBC McClane is back! Not content with wreaking havoc on internet terrorists in Die Hard 4.0, Bruce Willis returns as the vested action hero for another adventure. This time though he’s brought his son, Jack, along for the ride. Jack gets himself into trouble with the Moscow underworld and guess what McClane senior muscles in to sort it out and accidently finds himself embroiled in a battle to stop a nuclear weapon going off. Hopefully, the end result will be to die for, but don’t bet your favourite mucky vest on it!
Dir: The Wachowski Brothers Starring: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry and Hugh Grant 2012/US/172 min This splintered narrative is difficult to explain as it involves so many characters. The film look at how individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution. The Wachowski Brothers are experts at converting cerebral material (The Matrix) into box office gold and I hope this won’t be an exception.
Dir: Sacha Gervasi Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren and Scarlett Johansson 2012/US/98 min In another Oscar-bothering film Anthony Hopkins takes on the role of director Alfred Hitchcock… The Master of Suspense. Hitch is preparing to film ‘Psycho’ with his long-suffering wife, Alma, in toe. Their relationship is plagued by the director’s obsession with his blonde leading ladies and his anal retentive tendencies. When Alma is offered the opportunity to work on a project of her own this stretches their relationship further. An interesting subject matter and a fine performance from Hopkins should make this a worthwhile evening’s entertainment.
Dir: John Woo, Su Chao-Pin Starring: Michelle Yeoh, Jung Woo-Sung, Wang Xueqi 2010/China/103 min Set in ancient China, Zeng Jing is a skilled assassin who finds herself in possession of a mystical monk's remains. She begins a quest to return the ashes to its rightful resting place, and places herself in danger because a team of assassins is after them as well. Chop-socky fun by the bucket load and if you can find a cinema screening it you’ll have an entertaining time.
134 min Dir: Judd Apatow Starring: Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann and Maude Apatow 2012/US/134 min Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann reprise their roles as the duelling couple from Knocked Up in this spinoff comedy. They play Pete and Debbie whose suburban dream is slowly turning into a nightmare. Their kids are a chore rather than a pleasure and despite trying to lose weight and eat less they end up lying to each other about their efforts to get fit. Really looking forward to this funny look at mid-life couple struggling with the everyday grind.
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Gig Guide Bristol Fri 01 February ADHESIVE LIVE Colston Hall, 7.15pm, £22.50. Pioneers of digital music will grace the stage, performing alongside experts in the classical field. Expect the creation and delivery of live Jazz, Soul, Dubstep, Hip Hop and Drum & Bass from artists such as Roni Size, Joker, Nicole Jackson, Dr Meaker, Buggsy, Interface, William Cartwright, Laid Blak, Jay Wilcox, James Morton and Javeon McCarthy. All these artists will perform their music live on stage, accompanied by a fantastic 20 piece ensemble playing rescored adaptations of not only the music their fans know and love, but also new unreleased compositions never heard before. CARS ON FIRE Louisiana 7pm, £5 in adv. Supported by My Own Flag, Deaf Horse & Everyday Sidekicks.
Sat 02 February LOOSE LIPS Start the Bus 10pm-3am, £4/£3/£2 in adv. Tamaryn & Thumpers both playing live. NEO-RITMO Louisiana 7pm, £5 in adv. Supported by I, the Lion & Tower Fall. WE ARE THE OCEAN The Fleece 7.30pm £12.50 in adv. .
Sun 03 February
ORANGE GOBLIN The Fleece 7.30pm £12.50 in adv. Heavy metal, support from The Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell, The Earls of Mars and Baron Greenbank.
Mon 04 February ACOUSTIC NIGHT Louisiana 7pm, £4 in adv. The White Bicycles, Sarah RK & Matthew Jack Biley. ETHAN JONES Colston Hall, 8pm, £10. Acclaimed British musician and record producer Ethan Johns, who has famously worked with Laura Marling, The Vaccines, Kings of Leon and Ryan Adams, comes to Colston Hall to perform songs from his debut album If Not Now Then When? VADER The Fleece 6pm £15 in adv. Support from Aborted, Bonded by Blood, FHOBI & Admiron.
Tue 05 February I'M THE ENVY The Fleece 7.30pm £5 in adv. Local showcase night. Other bands playing include With What Remains, Circle Sea & Terminal Moraine. KERRANG TOUR 2013 O2 Academy 6.30pm, £16.50 Kerrang!, the UK’s biggest selling music weekly magazine, have created another stellar line up for February featuring headliners Black Veil Brides, Chiodos, Tonight Alive and Fearless Vampire Killers.
Wed 06 February BIZARRE RIDE 2 - THE PHARCYDE LIVE O2 Academy 7pm, £15 With four studio albums to their name, the renowned South Central Los Angeles-based hip hop duo The Pharcyde come to O2 Academy. HIGH ON FIRE Thekla, 6.30pm, £15. Since the Oakland power trio’s inception in 1998 they’ve released six earth-splitting albums, each seemingly more unstoppable than the last, the band have become legends in their own time. THE DEATH OF MR SMITH The Fleece 7.30pm £5 in adv. Local band showcase night, other bands playing include Standing By Status, Shake the Tree & Military Arcade. TR CLEMMENT Louisiana 7pm, £4 in adv. Support from Foreign Affairs & Matt Bee.
Thurs 07 February FLEECE PRESENT: BITTER RUIN Louisiana 7pm, £8 in adv. Supported by Alfie Bernardi of The Long Goodbye. MODESTEP Thekla, 7pm, £12. Supported by Document One and Koven. STB LIVE TStart the Bus 8pm-1am, £tbc. Bands playing include Cave Paintings, Wave N400 and more tbc. ULTRASOUND The Fleece 7.30pm £8 in adv. Supported by Evacuees & The Darwin
Fri 08 February DAN DEACON The Fleece 7.30pm £10 in adv. From Balitmore, USA, one of the most vibrant, exciting, and forward-thinking live altronic artists playing today. THE SHAWS Stag and Hounds, 7pm-1am, £4 Supported by Lionface, Forgery Lit & Protest Crayon. VTKTM Louisiana 7pm, £tbc. Supported by Iridium, Alien Stash Tins & Give Me Memphis.
Sat 09 February CHINESE NEW YEAR PARTY Stsg and Hounds, 6.30pm-4am, £6/£5 in adv. Featuring lots of bands inc St Pierre Snake Invasion, Death Pedals, Jessie Ventura, Mayors of Miyazaki, Blow Goat, Novella Noise, Knifeman, Gnarewhals, Backhand Jags & Dynamite Pussy Club over two floors. EVERYTHING EVERYTHING Thekla, 6.30pm, £Sold out. This Manchester outfit blend falsetto vocals with synths, guitars and discordant pop hooks. Quirky singles like 'Photoshop Handsome' have seen comparisons to XTC, Wild Beasts and Django Django, but the band also have a sound all of their own. LOOSE LIP Start the Bus 10pm-3am, £4/£4/£2. Bands playing include Tropics and Pardon My French. SAM EASON Louisiana 7pm, £tbc. Supported by Joe Probert, Annie Rew Shaw & Ryan Curtis.
Sun 10 February 12 BAND ALLDAYER The Fleece 1.30pm £5 in adv. Indie/alternative allday with bands playing including The Diversions, The Silk Report, The Dukes, Who Shot Sherlock, Paladins, The Maratones, Port Recor, One Track Mind, The Damage is Done, Young Skin and more. THE HIN GANG BROTHERS Stag and Hounds, 7pm, £free Supported by Sam Whictlock & Andy Weaver. NO NEED TO SHOUT Start the Bus 8pm1am, £10. Pictish Trail & Eagleowl playing live.
Mon 11 February RITA ORA O2 Academy 7pm, £17.50 2012 has seen Rita Ora become one of the most exciting new artists to break through and release her debut album recenty. Support from Iggy Azalea. YOUR DEMISE The Fleece 7.30pm £12 in adv. Supported by Heights, Counterparts & Fact. TELEMAN Louisiana 7pm, £5 in adv. Support from The Minke Whales & Lenny Savage.
Tues 12 February ALL TIME LOW O2 Academy 7pm, £Sold out To coincide with the release of their new album Don't Panic, Maryland's pop punk band return for a full UK tour BLACKLIGHT BURNS Thekla, 6.30pm, £10. the solo project for Limp Bizkit's Wes Borland. Beginning as a side project, the band released their debut album, Cruel Melody, in 2007. Following the Limp Bizkit reunion and tour, Wes is Back with Black Light Burns second album 'The Moment You Realize You're Going To Fall', taking his music to a whole new level of musical experimentation.
Wed 13 February MONARCHS The Fleece 7.30pm £5 in adv. Local band night, other bands olaying include Raise Your Anchor, The Bleeding Process & Apherium.
Thu 14 February DARWIN DEEZ Thekla, 6.30pm, £12. He plays a 4-string electric guitar in his own invented, secret tuning and has been dubbed the Michael Jackson of indie rock for his light skin, spirited dancing, and catchy songs.
Fri 15 February BEARS DEN Louisiana 7.30pm, £6 in adv. Support from Joe Banfi. FEAR OF FICTON Start the Bus 10pm-3am, £3. Gallops, Portasound & Giant Swan (The Naturals). JOHN BLEK AND THE RATS Stag and
Hounds, 8pm, £5. Six piece folk and country group from Cork, supported by Burgess and Slide & Beyond Rivers. ZOOT The Fleece 7pm £5 in adv. Local band showcase night with Lynchburg, The Sum Of, Moriaty & The Blush.
Sat 16 February FRIGHTENED RABBIT The Fleece 7.30pm £12.50 in adv. Supported by Wintersleep & Washington Lrving. Presented by DHP. THE HEAVY BRAKES Louisiana 8pm, £4 in adv. Support from Glu & (In Brackets). LOSTALONE Thekla, 7pm, £7. You want attitude? Here ya go then - a slice of brattish brit-punk, complete with crashing guitars vying for the limelight and a melody climbing into your brain to declare war on the establishment. Have some! VILLAGERS Trinty 7.30pm-11pm £12.50 in adv. More info from http://www.3ca.org. uk/events
Sun 17 February ACOUSTIC ALLDAYER The Fleece 12.30pm £5 in adv. 20 acts include Harry Swann, The Coarse Envelope, Hey Sleeper and many more. HISTORY OF APPLE PIE Thekla, 7.30pm, £7. Support from Duck House and Follow the Sun. MAWKIN Colston Hall, 8pm, £12.50. Expect mesmerising guitar playing, carnal beats and richly textured bass lines.
Mon 18 February CALEXICO O2 Academy, 7pm, £15. Following the release of their seventh fulllength album Algiers this year, the band from Arizona come to Bristol. DAVE J GILES Thekla, 7pm, £8. Essex born singer songwriter with his own brand of acoustic folk rock. It is clear that Dave revels in the freedom of being his own boss after years of band politics, resulting in him quickly establishing himself as an unforgettable performer who makes the most of his catchy songs, quick wit and incomparable stagecraft. Support from Tom Law, Eddplant & Bribry. LITTLE MIX Colston Hall, 7pm, £19.50. Seven months after winning the 2011 series of The X Factor, the UKs hottest new girl group Little Mix triumphantly return with a number one single and a national tour. THE KAYAS The Fleece 7.30pm £5 in adv. Supported by Willow, Evil Twin & Cutting Corners.
Tues 19 February NME AWARDS TOUR 2013 O2 Academy, £19, 7pm The legendary NME Awards Tour returns with one of the most exciting line-ups yet! With Django Django, Miles Kane, Palma Violets and Peace! SYD ARTHUR Louisiana 7pm, £tbc. Support from The Minke Whales & Lenny Savage.
Wed 20 February ANDY BURROWS The Fleece 7.30pm £10 in adv. Supported by Moya LAUREN AQUILINA Thekla, 7pm, £6. Aquilina made her name via YouTube where she established a loyal following as a result of performing both original songs as well as cover versions of well-known songs. RICHARD HAWLEY Colston Hall, 7pm, £20. The Mercury Music Prize nominated musician and Colston Hall favourite Richard Hawley performs songs from his lauded album Standing At The Sky's Edge.
Thurs 21 February AND THEY WROTE Louisiana 7pm, £5 in adv. Support from Slow Down World & Acts of Brutality. GRAND MAGUS The Fleece 7.30pm £12 in adv. Support from Primitai & Rough Cut.
Fri 22 February DEATH AT SEA Thekla, 7pm, £tbc. Liverpool's Death At Sea drastically raised the bar of expectation for Liverpool’s thriving emerging scene with the release of ‘Sea Foam Green’ in 2012, gaining the attention of Zane Lowe and the NME. Their brand of lo-fi handpicks from the best of rock and pop, with the passion, charisma and ambition so often missing in this genre.
DEAF HORSE Mothers Ruin 8pm-2am, £free. Bands playing include Deaf Horse, Base 11 & Glu NO NEED TO SHOUT Start the Bus 10pm3am, £3/£2. Bands playing include Jagwab Ma from Australia. THE LUMINEERS O2 Academy, 7pm, £Sold out. The Lumineers perform a headline tour in February 2013 following the release of their self-titled debut album. This show has been upgraded from The Fleece. Original tickets remain valid. THE ROBIN GUTHRIE TRIO The Fleece 7.30pm £12 in adv. Support from Mark Gardener.
Sat 23 February THE BRONX The Fleece 7pm £15 in adv. Supported by Single Mothers & Axis Of. I AM KLOOT Trinty 7.30pm-11pm £17.50 in adv. Supported by Jesca Hoop. Info and tickets from http://www.3ca.org.uk/events LOOSE LIPS & HOWL PRESENT Start the Bus 10pm-3am, £free. Bands playing include Post War Years & Duologue. MIDNIGHT MANGO PRESENT: COSMO JARVIS Louisiana 7pm, £8 in adv. Support from Lonely Tourist.
Sun 24 February FLEECE PRESENT: FIDLAR Louisiana 7pm, £7 in adv. SWIM DEEP Thekla, 7pm, £6. Birmingham grunge-pop quartet Swim Deep's own brand of fuzzy grunge influenced pop has been making waves across the UK. THE UNION The Fleece 7.30pm £12.50 in adv. Supported by Blackwolf
Mon 25 February
STU LARSEN Louisiana 7pm, £6 in adv. WALK THE MOON Thekla, 6.30pm, £9. Support from The Rubens & MT.
Tues 26 February CAITLIN ROSE The Fleece 7.30pm £10 in adv. Support from Steelism & Andrew Combs CHVRCHES Thekla, 7pm, £8. Glasgow electro trio deliver ambitious electro-pop, falling somewhere between Robyn and The Knife. MAZES Louisiana 7pm, £6 in adv. MAZES will release their ambitious new record, ‘Ores & Minerals’ on February 18th. The LP is a sprawling eccentric opus, self produced by the band this summer in various makeshift Hackney, UK studios.
Weds 27 February METROPOLIS PRESENT: JOSH KUMRA Louisiana 7pm, £7 in adv. Support from Arlissa & George Ezra. OF MONSTERS AND MEN O2 Academy, 7pm, £Sold out. After riding high in the UK charts with their track Little Talks, Icelandic folk-pop band finally get to Bristol.
Thurs 28 February CHRISTOPHER OWENS Thekla, 6.30pm, £12.50. LITTLE GREEN CARS Louisiana 7pm, £6 in adv. Supported by Gypsies on the Autobahn, show presented by DHP. TALL SHIPS The Fleece 7.30pm £8 in adv. Supported by Emperor Yes & Oliver Wilde. THE RATELLS Mothers Ruin 8pm-2am, £free. Bands playing include The Ratells, The Evacees and one more tbc.
Fri 01 March DEAP VALLY Thekla 6.30pm, £7. Valley girls from LA that sing the blues, play rock n roll, sweat, move and groove. Supported by Drenge - two brothers playing guitar and drums. THE SELECTOR The Fleece 7.30pm £15 in adv. In 1979 Pauline Black became the lead singer with 2-TONE band The Selecter, who spearheaded the 2-tone label alongside The Specials, Madness and of course The Beat. Supported by Talisman.
Sat 02 March NETSKY O2 Academy, 8pm, £12.50. One of the hottest dance music producers on the planet right now, finally gets his own headline tour, defo not to be missed!
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Gig Guide Devon Fri 01 February Bideford
THE ZZ TOPS Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £11/£10. ZZ Top tribute band...
THIRST 4 LIVE Thirst, Vauxhall St, 9pm, £2 from 11pm.
Sat 02 February Bideford
WENDY MAYS BOOM BOOM ROOM Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £3 Ska, funk and soul night.
FREE CUBA PARTY B-Bar, The Barbican, 10pm, £free. Latin tunes and cocktails with our resident DJ playing the best in salsa, merengue, bachata, son and more. BLUE ORCHID Blackjacks, 9pm, £free.
Sun 03 February EXMOUTH
BOBKATZ First & Last, 10 Church St, 6-8pm, £free. Pop Punk
VADER White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station 8pm, £15 Supported by Aborted & Bonded by Blood.
Mon 04 February EXETER
CROOKED LITTLE SONS VIDEO SHOOT Exeter Cavern, 8pm, £4. The band release their new single 'He Who Dares', on 4 Feb, recorded at Up and Coming Studios with Sam Boxell. The band have decided to do a live video shoot that will feature in the music video that will be released soon after they finish their tour in February. So come down and have a party with the band to celebrate their first official single and music video! Support comes from The Great Pretenders, Fall Children and DJ Aiden Sinn from The Computers.
LOWER THAN ATLANTIS White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station 8pm, £12. four-piece rock/alternative band riding high on the wave of new British rock talent, having already picked up some serious airplay on the likes of Radio 1, Scuzz and Kerrang! TV.
Tues 05 February EXETER
THE 1975 Exeter Cavern, 8pm-1am, £7. Dark and far-reaching, reverential to 90s shoegaze yet constantly looking forward: The 1975's bombastic sound is just starting to peek out of the underground, ready to captivate a massive new audience with their wintery, glitchy, melodic form of alternative rock.
Wed 06 February EXETER
ETHAN JOHNS Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, 8pm, £10. Winner of the 2012 Brit Award for Best British Producer, having worked with the likes of The Vaccines, Kings of Leon and Laura Marling, Ethan Jones performs his debut solo album If Not Now, Then When?
CAFE ACOUSTICA B-Bar, Castle St, Barbican, 8.30pm, £free. Fortnightly showcase of unplugged talent, hosted by singer-songwriter Jessie Mullen.
Thurs 07 February Exeter
LIVE MUSIC AT THE PICTURE HOUSE Exeter Picturehouse, 8.30pm, £free.
JIM LOCKEY & THE SOLEMN SUN White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station 8pm, £5. These anarcho-anglo storytellers draw from a plethora of influences including alt. country folk and hardcore punk.
Fri 08 February
GANG OF THEIVES Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £tbc.
SOUTH WEST LIVE, Angel Bar, 32 Queen Street, 9pm, £free. Boasting some of the best up-&-coming & already well established bands in the South West. Expect a lively atmosphere Funk/Ska/Blues/Acoustic in fact anything goes. ZEN HUSSIES Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, 8.30pm, £9. Bristol-based festival favourites The Zen Hussies blend a diverse range of genres – R&B, ska, swing, rockabilly, calypso – into their own punked-up swingska sound. This six-piece present a high octane music revue, guaranteed to set the even the most troubled feet dancing.
FEED THE RHINO White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station 8pm, £7. Five piece hardcore band from Kent. THIRST 4 LIVE Thirst, Vauxhall St, 9pm, £2 from 11pm.
Sat 09 February Bideford
LOUISE LATHAM Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £3 Pop/folk singer/songwriter with support from local duo Forever Young and Hartland teenagers Briony & Gabby.
MARTIN WELER Grapevine, 2 Victoria Rd, 9-11pm, £free. Pop
SINK YOUR TEETH TOUR White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station 8pm, £11. Headlined by Your Demise, supported by Heights, Counterparts & FACT.
Sun 10 February EXETER
YOUR DEMISE Exeter Cavern, 7.30pm-1am, £11. A five-piece metalcore band from St Albans. They have toured with the likes of with Biohazard, Comeback Kid, Bury Your Dead and Enter Shikari and put on an immense show. Support from Counterpart & Fact.
Mon 11 February PLYMOUTH
LITTLE MIX Plymouth Pavilions 7pm, £29.50/£19.50. Perrie, Jesy, Leigh-Anne and Jade may originally have auditioned for the X Factor as solo performers, but under the tutelage of judge and mentor Tulisa, they joined forces and became Little Mix, X Factors first ever victorious group.
Tues 12 February EXETER
LEE SCRATCH PERRY Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, 8pm, £19.50. A rare chance to see the legendary dub and reggae producer and musician with a full live band.
PLAN B Plymouth Pavilions 7pm, £SOLD OUT. He released iLL Manors, the movie and album back in 2012 and starred in a remake of The Sweeney with Ray Winstone. Supported by Labrinth and Rudimental.
Wed 13 February Plymouth
CAFE ACOUSTICA B-Bar, The Barbican, 8.30pm, £free. Fortnightly showcase of unplugged talent, hosted by singer-songwriter Jessie Mullen.
Thu 14 February Exeter
LIVE MUSIC AT THE PICTURE HOUSE Exeter Picturehouse, 8.30pm, £free.
Fri 15 February Bideford
FLAMIN RATROD Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £3. Rockabilly
& Cavern, Queen St, 6.30pm -10pm in musuem, then 10pm-2am in Cavern, £8/£7 early birds. After the sell-out success of July’s museum party, Cabaret Voltaire returns to RAMM to present a Valentines’ Ball with a 1920s theme. Smerin’s Anti-Social Club will play as their album release party, there are free swing dancing lessons and ElectroSwing DJs. 1920s fancy dress will be required of you. Smerin’s Anti-Social Club is a nine piece band famed from its festival performances around the world. They play swing, funk and ska. They’ve recorded for Tru Thoughts and BBC Radio; you might remember their dub versions of Doctor Who and Walking in the Air. It’s a very special venue and it's open longer than last time. If that wasn’t enough, there’s an after-party at the Cavern Club next door. Ticekts from www.undergroundtickets.net PHONIC FM FIFTH BIRTHDAY PARTY AND NEW LICENCE CELEBRATION Exeter Pheonix, Bradninch Place, 8pm -12am, £5.Exeter's sound allternative has been on-air for five years and now has a licence for five more! Celebrate with with them and guests playing live Dumber then the Average Bear, Strangleberry, Urban Tourist & Sam Green. In the bar DJ's Shaun Purvis, T.J. Francis, Rufus and more keep everyone entertained.
PALOMA FAITH Plymouth Pavilions 7pm, £SOLD OUT. This months cover star plays a sell out SW gig! LOSTALONE White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station 8pm, £5. You want attitude? Here ya go then - a slice of brattish brit-punk, complete with crashing guitars vying for the limelight and a melody climbing into your brain to declare war on the establishment. Have some!
Sat 16 February Bideford
CLOUDBUSTINGPalladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £5. Kate Bush tribute act.
Sun 17 February EXETER
FRIGHTENED RABBIT Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, 8pm, £12.50. The band’s journey started in 2003 when Scott Hutchison began playing solo shows under their nowvery acclaimed name. Playing and recording all the instruments himself, he founded their trademark sound: a stew of pop brilliance and emotional turmoil. Frightened Rabbit are currently hard at work completing their Atlantic debut album, set for release in February 2013. The forthcoming release was recorded at the famed Monnow Valley Studio in Rockfield, South Wales, with producer Leo Abrahams (Brian Eno, David Byrne, Grace Jones) behind the board. SACRILEGE SUNDAY'S Cavern, 8pm-1am, £3. the newest Metal club night in Exeter with bands playing live Born of the Jackal, Engraved, Dillusion, Warcrab & Purging the Venom. First band on stage at 8.30pm.
HAMER & ISAACS GYPSY SWING BAND Millbridge Inn, Stoke, 6pm, £free.
Tues 19 February Exeter
FREAKSCENE PRESENTS RIVALS Cavern, Queen St, £5, 8pm From Sunderland, brilliant indie punk rock! Ross from Futureheads and Dan from Mercury League, and guests. HEIDI TALBOT Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, 8pm, £12/£10. Described as the missing link between Bjork and Enya, Heidi spent years fronting the folk band Cherish the Ladies making her a star in the Celtic musical scene.
Wed 20 February Plymouth
CAFE ACOUSTICA B-Bar, The Barbican, 8.30pm, £free. Our fortnightly showcase of unplugged talent, hosted by singer-songwriter Jessie Mullen.
Thurs 21 February Exeter
LIVE MUSIC AT THE PICTURE HOUSE Exeter Picturehouse, 8.30pm, £free.
Fri 22 February Bideford
iFUNK Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £3. Local pop funk 80’s covers
THE COMPLETE STONE ROSES, C103, Union St, 8-11pm, £10
Sat 23 February Bideford
JOHN OTWAYPalladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £10. A welcome return for this musical comic genius.
DON BROC White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station 8pm, £8.
Sun 24 February
DUCIE Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, 8pm, £10/£8. Ducie mixes traditional and contemporary styles from across the world. Combining Celtic music, Afro Cuban and Brazillian rhythms with funk, reggae, flamenco and blues, this vibrant blend of genres takes the listener over a broad, musical landscape providing music for your ears and infectious rhythms for your feet!
Mon 25 February Exeter
THE BRONX Cavern, Queen St, 8pm-1am, £15. For the better part of a decade, The Bronx have played provocateurs. From their beginnings as an attack-mode hardcore band to their hardscrabble lives as road warriors to the twist of fate that led to their alter ego Mariachi El Bronx — an episode that itself was an act of defiance — the Los Angeles quintet has embraced a fierce independence. And as they prepare for the February 2013 release of their fourth rock album, one thing is for certain: The Bronx have grown up, but they haven’t gone soft.
Thurs 28 February Exeter
LIVE MUSIC AT THE PICTURE HOUSE Exeter Picturehouse, 8.30pm, £free. ACCESS ROYALE Cavern, Queen St, 8pm-1am, £4. The band's debut album, City Of Paradigm is bursting with uplifting messages of self-discovery and freedom. The opening track transcends genre boundaries, exploding with an intense percussion and guitar attack, before setting the tone for the rest of the album with a masterful counterplay between Charles Maven (vocals and keyboards), Vee Styles (vocals and guitar) and Robzie Rhodes (drums) that's reminiscent of the best of Pavement and Foo Fighters. PUBIC SERVICE BROADCASTING Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, 8pm, £8/£7. The corduroy-clad brainchild of London-based J. Willgoose, Esq. who, along with his drumming companion, Wrigglesworth. Through their uniquely spell-binding live AV Transmissions audiences will witness the band weave samples from old public information films, archive footage and propaganda material around live drums, guitar, banjo and electronics as they teach the lessons of the past through the music of the future – beaming our past back at us through vintage TV sets and state of the art modern video projection devices. Their debut album is out in the Spring.
Sat 02 February EXETER
THE SELECTOR Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, 8pm, £15.50. The Selecter pioneered the ska revival movement alongside labelmates, The Specials and Madness, and were responsible for some of the scene’s classic hits, including On My Radio, Three Minute Hero, Missing Words and Too Much Pressure. Ska legends.
CABARET VOLTAIRE RAMM Museum
Gig Guide Cornwall Fri 01 February GWITHIAN
HEARTS IN CHINA HANDS THe Sandsifter, Gwithian, 9pm, £tbc. Cornwall’s latest addition to the swelling ranks of indie guitar bands. The five-piece band from Truro feature Jenna Bailey, on vocals; Jason Dawes, on keyboard; Jon Jones, on guitar; Ben Fiol, on bass and second guitar; and Mason Storm on drums. The band is currently recording their first album and describe their music as easy listening and very melodic. Singer Jenna said: “We have a fresh new feel inspired by our own individual style. Our music draws inspiration from a number of artists and performers such as Evanescence, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Taylor Swift and Vanessa Carlton.”
B-SIDE Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 7pm, £3. Metal special with Kiadeka, supported by Cambion, Transhuman, The Sentients and DJ Dave Hil. COURTNEY PINE Hall for Cornwall, 7.30pm, £21.50/£17. The ground breaking, multiinstrumentalist has led a generation of exciting and innovative players who have broadened their styles to take jazz out to a wider audience. Debuting material from his15th studio album to date, House of Legends sees Courtney return to the instrument he is best known for - the Saxophone and features his soprano sax exclusively for the first time.
Sat 02 February Liskeard
THE JUBILEE BOYS Barley Sheaf, Church St, 9pm, £free. Music from the Jam and others of that period. Stonkin band.
FURNEAUX Gaslights Bar, 9pm, £free.
Wed 06 February FALMOUTH
JOHN SHUTTLEWORTH – OUT OF OUR SHEDS Princess Paviions, 8pm, £14/£12. Sheffield’s finest synthesizer player ventures beyond the garden gate to tread the mean streets of Britain. ‘His stand-up is second to none, his timing impeccable and you can practically warm your hands on his good nature.’ (The Guardian)
Thurs 07 February Liskeard
TANKSLAPPER Barley Sheaf, Church St 9pm, £free Its Valentines day. Bring your sweetheart out to the pub for a great band playing classic covers
LIVE BANDS Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 9pm, £free. Showcasing some of the best local musicians. Tonight with The Vision.
Fri 08 February Truro
B-SIDE Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 7pm, £5 in adv Jim Lockey & The Solumn Sun, supported by Hanterhr and more TBC, plus the B-Side DJ's.
Thu 14 February Truro
LIVE BANDS Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 9pm, £free. Showcasing some of the best local musicians, tonight with Stone County.
Fri 15 February Saltash
THE WIRELESS The Union, 9pm, £free.
PUSSYCAT THE DIRTY JOHNSONS, 7pm12.30am£7. Their UK tour hits Kernow shores with their energetic Garage Punk & Dirty Blues stage show. From Basingstoke this female fronted 3 piece are now one of the UKs premier punk acts to capture live. Support comes from The Eyelids & Pirate Copy.
B-SIDE Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 7pm, £3 EP Launch show with Suitenoir, supported by Fire & The Brian, and B-Side DJ's Dave Hill.
Sat 16 February rEDRUTH
BLUE RIVER Gaslights Bar, 9pm, £free.
Thurs 21 February Liskeard
THE WIRELESS Barley Sheaf, Church St 9pm, £free. They all love these guys at the Barley - great musicians with a style of their own.
LIVE BANDS Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 9pm, £free. Showcasing some of the best local musicians, tonight with High Votage.
Fri 22 February FALMOUTH
TOBY JANES Grapes, 8pm, £free.
B-SIDE Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 7pm, £3. Monthly Communion with Boa to Row, Isaac Sakima and many more.
Sat 23 February rEDRUTH
ALL SHARPE POINTS Gaslights Bar, 9pm, £free.
Thurs 28 February Falmouth
MOJO RISING - OPENING PARTY INC Falmouth 7pm, £15 festival wristband Bands playing include Seafire, Patrick James Pearson Band, Hazards & Xeno. MOJO RISING - LCD SOUNDSYSTEM SCREENING INC Falmouth 7pm, £tbc Big screen showing of there last ever show, Shut Up and Play the Hits from the LCD Soundsystem, one of the great electronic dance acts of our generation.
BANANA THIEVES Barley Sheaf, Church St 9pm, £free. A great selection of tunes you know and not over played by other bands.
LIVE BANDS Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 9pm, £free. Showcasing some of the best local musicians. Tonight with Macmillan in the Mix.
Fri 01 March Falmouth
MOJO RISING - TALL SHIPS INC Falmouth 6pm, £tbc Another big gig, this time with Tall Ships, Emperor Yes, Three Trapped Tigers, Little Leagues and DJ's.
Sat 02 March Falmouth
MOJO RISING - OTHER TRIBE INC Falmouth 6pm, £tbc Another big gig, this time with Other Tribe, Rosie Vanier & Jac the Disco. MOJO RISING - PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING Falmouth Poly 7.30pm, £tbc Another big gig, this time with Public Service Broadcasting, Black Tambourines & Isaac Sakima.
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Advice on how to keep warm this winter, Step Two: keep EDF execs aglow by stoking your open fire with the severed arms and legs of lily-livered Energy minister Chris Huhne Five things I have learnt this winter: 1. Charlie Brooker is funnier on telly than in print; 2. And he's a couple years younger than me; 3. Heating is now a luxury thanks to insulting price hikes that leave energy companies making huge profits while we shiver into our Ultra-Lemsips; 4. Women's liberation is an internationalist struggle that can only be triumphant once countries including Russia, India, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Burma have stopped treating women like no-class citizens; 5. I can't survive this loathsome world without external pharmaceutical impetus therefore my destiny is to become something far less wholesome or successful than I could ever have hoped for. Happy New Year! Rewind to the tail-end of last year, my bandmates and I were touring across western Europe and the UK almost solidly for five weeks. Tough work. Which means that, other than tales of our Euro tour buddies, Apologies I Have None's boy-next-door, punk rock earnestness; charming if misguided support bands; horribly drunken bacchanalia; temporarily missing pets; and the occasional mind-expanding drive through the Alps, there are precious few things to report back on that will be of any interest to you. So this column is going to be pretty atypical, and not as formulaic as the past, ooh, 110 or so columns that I've written for this rag. Which may come as a relief to most readers who couldn't bear yet another month of me talking about how my friends' bands are better than your friends' bands. So let's talk, instead, about the Future Of Music in light of the recently announced huge losses in global CD sales and the imminent last gasp of HMV. Or, let's not. CDs still make up around 70% of music sales. No big deal. Yet. And HMV have never seemed interested in music beyond selling it. So, apart from the huge job losses, who gives a shit about them? Maybe now's the time to get yourself acquainted with your local indie record store (Plymouth readers, check out Last Shop Standing in the bus station) if you want to buy physical product, minus the insultingly lofty mark-up. Ultimately, music will always get made and we will always listen. That'll never change, no matter how much the shifting of analog/ digital means, media and modes. And if you really care more about the technology you're listening to music on than the songs themselves, spare a thought for audiophiles in the 1920s who had to listen to 78rpm records on gramophones, two minutes at a time tops. Bet you didn't hear them complaining about how they missed the old wax cylinder phonographs of the 1880s. Having said all that, here's the worrisome thing: I think I listened to less new music in 2012 than I have any other year since my age hit double figures. At the same time, all music – commercial, underground, DIY, specialist, avant-garde, experimental, international – has never been more readily available to listen to, buy, download, copy, swap and stream, all day and all night long, thanks to the internet's ever-expanding reach. I believe that a combination of three things is happening here: 1. music is, to paraphrase Milan Kundera in The Unbearable Lightness Of Being, perishing in overproduction, in an avalanche of words, in the madness of quantity (and this was written way before the worldwideweb ever existed); 2. most new music isn't very inspiring; and 3. I'm getting old and losing touch. It's worrying because this also goes hand-in-hand with my urge to tut at groups of teenagers even when they're not being rowdy, and a flagging libido that no amount of New Girl repeats can resolve. Dark days, indeed. Next month: live music reviews. Oh the joy. See-ya bye. Backbone (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Clubbing Bristol // Somerset MONDAYS
BED Bunker, The Triangle, 10pm-3am. £see flyers/reps The only monday for Bristol Uni. Music policy ranges from credible commercial to upbeat electro party beats and underground dance. This combined with their unique style of club decoration creates Bristol’s finest weekly Monday student night. DISCORD The Thekla, The Grove, 10pm3am. £Free before 10.30pm / £3 with NUS / £4 after midnight The residents spew out a full tilt, wall to wall, pit ramming mix of the rock, metal, punk & alternative anthems. Info www.theklabristol.co.uk
YOLO The Thekla, The Grove, 10pm3am. £Free before 11pm / £3 with NUS / £4. A night with a stupid name for serious partying. Covering a load of great genres including hip hop, dubstep, garage, drum and bass, funk, grime, house, bashment and anything else you can throwdown to, plus regular special guest DJs
KILLA DISCO Syndicate, 10pm-3am. £4/£3 Killa Disko has well and truly put it's stamp on the mid-week scene. Expect more drinks, beats and bass than your body can handle, with a music policy of playing the freshest tunes from indie to house, drum'n 'bass, hip-hop and dubstep. More info and guestlist from www. killadisko.com PROPAGANDA Bunker, The Triangle, 10pm-3.30am. £4/£3 The UK's biggest indie night started right here in Bristol and is still going strong! Expect Propaganda in the main room playing Indie, alternative, pop-punk, dubstep & drum 'n bass with DJ Dan and The Postman. Room Two: is Pop'aganda playing credible pop, party and cheese. Students and non-students are welcome and there is NO dress code and drinks deals galore.
PRESSURE The Thekla, The Grove, 9.30pm-3am. £4/Free entry before 10pm. Pressure is Bristol's best credible indie and alternative club night, Mr SteveBob playing cutting-edge indie and classic alternative anthems, plus regular live guest appearances on the top deck. All that AND 2 for 1 drinks all night long, it's a sure fire winner.
14th Feb DIRTY NOTE Bank
of Stokes Croft 10pm - late, £3. Dirty Note returns to The Bank of Stokes Croft, this time with a host of bristol Bass Heavyweights, three talented individuals who are sure to be dropping some of the freshest cuts this Valentines day eve Gemmy, OH91 & KGW.
28th Feb TOP RANKING
Basement 45 10pm - late, £free B4 11pm. D'n'B night with Aries (Dread Recordings), Verson, Farrell, Crafton & Omerta. Rm 2 is reggae, dub and dancehall.
BLISS THURSDAYS. 43/45 East St. 10pm-3am. £5. DJs will be playing all the floor-filling tunes!
EDEN Syndicate, 10pm-4am. £6/£5/£4 Bristols biggest commerical Friday club session, with over 2,000 people every week! Drinks deals from £1.70 and a music policy of commericla, chart, dubstep, D'n'B and hip hop. FIFTYONE27 The Thekla, The Grove, 10pm-4am. £5 before midnight / more after. Showcasing some of the biggest names in house, garage, techno & bass music in an intimate Bristol city centre location every week. FREE guestlists always available - see Facebook - www facebook.com/fiftyone27 RAMSHACKLE O2 Academy, Frogmore
St, 10.30pm-3.30am. £4. Bristols busiest weeekdn indie and alternative night, with residents The Postman, Nick Baber, Chezney and special guests each month.
BASSKITCHEN Timbuk2 11pm - 6am, £5 in adv. More bass and more antics as Ed Solo returns to rock the place, alongside Dr Fly, Podge, HiHat, Moif, Wobbling Wookie and more.
RUN V'S SHOGUN AUDIO Motion 10pm - 6am, £SOLD OUT. Another Run, another sell out, these guys are on a roll, and when you have line-up's like this, you can see why. Chase and Status (DJ set), Friction, Rockwel, Spectrasoul, D*Minds, Prototypes, Hactha and many more over three rooms, you know it's gonna be a roadblock.
8th Feb TOYKO DUB FESTIVAL
LAUNCH Motion 10pm - 6am, £16.50/£14.50 early birds. Reggae, dub and bass over three rooms with Mad Professor ft Earl 16 (live), Iration Steppas Sound System, The Bug ft Daddy Freddy, Hatcha, Serial Killaz, Balkins Hi Fi and many more across three rooms. Tickets and more info at www.motionbristol.com
8th Feb WONKAVISION Blue
Mountain 10pm - 6am, £10/£8 in adv.. Bringing their notorious party to Bristol with Stanton Warriors, Cyantific (Hospital Records), Foamo (Rinse FM), Reeps One ( "Face Music Pioneer"), Wonka (Wonka-Vision), Arsequake (The Blast) and many more. Room 2 hosted by Hosted by Riddim Fruit.
15th Feb FIVE DOLLAR SHAKE
The Exchange 10pm - 4am, £10/£8 B4 12am. Celebrating their first birthday and the Five Dollar Shake crew hits the Exchange for another blinder of a lineup! Headliners are Feturecast (Fingerlickin' Records) & Tomb Crew. Other guests include Demo Mode, Sliceman, Wonkinson and many more. Rm 2 hosted by Basskitchen who will be bringing the breaks to the party with their residents.
15th Feb FOR THE LOVE OF
DUB Black Swan 10pm - 6am, £8 in adv. Strictly Steppas, Babylon Underground & Freshly Baked are joining forces, brewing a concoction of Heavy Bass, Roots Music, Live Samba, Tuff Jungle, Hip Hop, Funk & Soul over three rooms. Guests include Som T, Dubkasm ft Solo Banton, Osh Kosh and many more.
15th Feb WEAPON OF CHOICE
6ht BIRTHDAY Basement 45 10pm 3am, £5. Come celebrate many years of showing off the best street art the city (and beyond) has to offer! DJ's incude Chester P (Task Force), Buggsy, Twizzy, Bastard Sunz, C-Froo, DJ Skint and many more.
22nd Feb THE BLAST & MOTION
PRESENT THE OUTLOOK FESTIVAL 2013 LAUNCH PARTY Motion 10pm 6am, £16.50 Celebrating the bass heavy festival held at the end of August in Croatia, this party will get you in the mood. Main room sees the ikes of Mungo's HiFi, Prince Fatty, Holie Cook, Mala in Cuba (live), Kenny Ken and Gentlemans Dub Cub (DJ set), whilsts in the Tunnel, V.I.V.E.K, Commodo, Phaeleh, DJ Madd & Thinking take care of business. The cave has Bristol legend, DJ Derek amonfst others playing, tickets from www.motionbristol.com
ENCORE Bunker, The Triangle, 10pm3.30am. £4/£3 Big weekend party GET SEXY Syndicate, 10pm-3am. £free B4 11pm/£2 B4 12am, more after. Get Sexy and be one of 2000 sexy people at this superclub with two rooms of fun to choose from, whatever ever your music taste, they've got it covered! Add to that, a awesome atmosphere, great drink prices and there's only one thing to do - get sexy! POP CONFESSIONAL The Thekla, The Grove, 9.30pm-4am. £5 before midnight
/ more after. Come and be blessed, your host for the evening is Father Valentine Spinoza who will be spinning all your favourite guilty pop pleasures until the wee small hours of Sunday morning, leaving you ready for Mass in the morning. Expect shameless dancing to tunes you know you shouldn’t, pop-priests and naughty-nuns, dressing up of all kinds, outrageous dance moves and pure party vibes the Lord himself would be proud of.
APEX Blue Mountain 10pm - late, £6 in adv. Dark Sky play a special 90min set, alongside Eliphino, Troy Gunner, Artifact, Clarity, Jaydrop ad many more. Info and tickets from www. apexbristol.co.uk
FUTUREBOOGIE The Exchange 10pm - late, £10/£8 in adv. Futureboogie 11th Birthday in association with Snowbombing feat Crazy P - have had a sterling 2012, their LP When We On has been around and back again, with a selection of remixes and DJ gigs that have taken them to a whole new audience and earned them plaudits worlwide. Their recent Heartbreaker single package is still riding high in the charts. Other guests include Maxxi Soundsytem, Peak (Wilde Renate, Berlin Christophe & Lukas), Dirtytalk DJ's and of course the Futureboogie crew.
HARDCORE HEAVEN & BIONIC PRESENT UNITY Motion 8pm - 6am, £21 in adv. Epic two warehouse hardcore techno, old skool and D'n'B show with Gammer, Darren Styles, Klubfiller, DJ Mob, Joey Riot, MC Storm, MC Whizzkid, Scope DJ, Trance Generator, Uberdruck, Dougal and Vibes, Nicky Blackmarket, DJ SY, Caly & Juice, Loftgroover and many, many more. Tickets and more info from www.slamminvinyl.com
9th Feb JUNGLE SYNDICATE
Black Swan 10pm - 6am, £10/£8 B4 11pm. Celebrating their 4th birthday and launch of their new record label, expect D'n'B, jungle and breakcore. Guests include Dom & Roland, Bailey and many more over three rooms.
9th Feb RESPONSE The
Exchange 10pm - 4am, £12/£10 The secind date of their spring weekender, this time wit Ben UFO (Hessle Audio), Move D and more. Downstairs is hosted by Shapes, with Side A, Ollywood Disco, Fuzz Buzz and Cojack.
16th Feb EMPATHY Dojo 11pm - 7am, £7/£5. House with Luis Junior (Bedrock), Jim Rivers (Intec/Platform), Stuart Wilkinson, Adam Kent (Baroque), Dave Kirik, Riddle & Rob Helps.
16th Feb FUNK FROM THE
TRUCK Motion 10pm - 6am, £16.50. Thats right......Keepers of the funk and notorious party-starters Funk From The Trunk are back at Motion with their biggest line-up to date. Guests playing across three rooms include The Correspondents (live), The Furious Five, Slamboee, DJ Tayo, Tim Westwood, DJ Deekine, Cheeba & Moneyshot, DJ Para and many more. Tickets from www.motionbristol.com
16th Feb ONEMAN MIXTAPE
LAUNCH The Croft 10pm - 4am, £10/£8/£6 in adv. The Blast are teaming up with London night Standard Place and heading back to The Croft with a rather massive line up to celebrate the launch of Oneman's hotly anticipated new mix tape"Solitaire volume 1". Tickets are going to be very limited for this one so get them in early if you don't want to miss out! Feat: Oneman (2 hour set) and support from Reecha, Jon Rust, A.Quake, Dubious, Tom D, Apex DJs, Trap Djs and hosted by Asbo MC's. More info at www.theblast.co.uk
23rd Feb BAMBI LEGS - BALKAN BARN DANCE Black Swan 10pm - 6am, £10 in adv. Grab a partner and your finest straw hat n tweed and roll on down to the local Bambi Legs Barn Dance! Alongside
their usual party flavours, there are two of the UK's finest Balkan bands to get you shaking, spinning and kicking up straw, supported by an award winning livestock of DJ's supplying some the freshest beats and mashups. Expect to see Dirty Dubsters, DJ Feva, DJ Dodgey Style and many more. Tickets available from Bristol Ticket Shop, Cooshties, Dutty Girl and Idle Hands.
CRITICAL SOUNDS The Exchange 10pm - 5am, £11/£9 in adv. Drum and bass lock down - it's the Critical Sound Bristol Launch Party with Kasra, Ed Rush, Nu:Tone, Xtrah (Critical), Synthesis (Apex), Bassline, Remedy. Room 2 hosted by Apex: Lurka (Black box), Jay Drop (Terror Rhythm), Arva (Apex), Lone Ranger (Apex), Scruffy (Apex). Tickets available from Bristol Ticket Shop, Resident Advisor, Idle Hands, Cooshti, & Dutty Girl.
ROOM 237 Timbuk2 11pm - 5am, £7/£6/£5. Techno night with Mike Dehnert (Fachwerk / Berghain / Tresor) Black Amiga (Room 237) and LabMatix. Headliner, Mike Dehnert is the owner of the'Fachwerk' label, a Berlin native and an international purveyor of rough, raw and uncompromising dancefloor techno, epitomised through nearly 30 releases on the label alongside co-owners Sascha Rydell and Roman Lindau. More info and tickets from www.rm237.co.uk
TRIBE OF FROG Lakota 10pm - 7am, £12/£10 members. Psy-trance night with guests Brainic & Too Dusty (UK debut's), Mechanimal, Tongue & Groove (both playing live), ZZ Bing & Dynamic Intervention. More info and tickets from www.tribeoffrog.com
TROUPE BRISTOL Motion 10pm - 6am, £12.50/£10 in adv. House night with Eton Messy, Jackmaster B2B Loefah, Waze & Odyssey, Dense and Pika (Live), Squa and many more. Tickets from www.motionbristol.com
2nd March NETSKY O2
Academy 8pm - 11pm, £12.50. Not strictly a club night, but Hospital Records signing, Netsky, who is one of the hottest dance music producers on the planet right now, is out on tour playing a bunch of solo dates worthy of seeing live for sure!
2nd March SECTION 18 The
Black Swan 10pm - 6am, £11 in adv. Techno night covering all types of techno - harder the better as they say! Downstairs has guests Detest Donny (Germany) & Dither (France) headlining, upstairs hosts the Astrofonik 10th birthday tour with Ben 9mm, Neurokontrol & The Criminal Stivs, all playing live. In the tunnel, Chris Liberator takes charge, supported by Overkill, Smarty and friends. For info and tickets, search 'Section 18' on Facebook, tickets availalb efrom usual outlets in Bristol.
2nd March WERK Timbuk 2
11pm - 5am, £6. House / Techno with with Trevor Rockcliffe, supported by Renny C, Sam Pitch, Old Skool Scott-e, Shawn Fleming, Criag Brown & Van Max.
SATURDAYS. Bliss. 43/45 East St. 9pm3am. £free B4 10.30pm with guestlist/£5 after 10pm. It’s the original big night out, with the biggest mix of Party, Dance and R & B.
WESTON SUPER MARE
9th Feb JAGUAR SKILLS Club
Vision 11pm - 4.30am, £12.50/£9.50 guestlist B4 12.30am. Famous for his mini-mix on Trevors Nelson's Saturday evening show on BBC Radio 1, catch the man himself playing live.
WORLD EATS. Timepiece. Little Castle St, 8pm-1.30am, £free. Latin, Salsa, Afro Beat, Reggae, Arabic & Spanish.
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Clubbing Cornwall MONDAYS
STUDENT NIGHT. Toast. 18 Church St. until 1am. £free. Monday night is student night at toast with lots of £2 drink deals! STUDENT NIGHT. Q Bar. 15a Killigrew St. 8pm-late. £free. Monkey T of Simian Sound playing guilty pleasures on the decks.
BOMB MONDAY. Belushi’s. 9.30pmlate. £free The finest in House music with DJ Justin Harris and all Bombs only £2 all night long makes this the place to be on a Monday night SUPER CHY MONDAYS. The Chy & Koola. 12 Beach Road. 10pm-4am, £4/£2. DJ’s Robin Parris & Proof playing hip hop, funk, party, breaks, indie, rock, dance, grime, R’n’B, reggae, D’n’B, gypsy swing kinda thing & cheap booze for locals!
BIG STUDENT NIGHT. The Club. 14 High Cross St. 10pm-2am. £4/£2 NUS. DJ Dean playing the party classics. All drinks £1.50.
STUDENT NIGHT. L2 Nightclub. Calenick St. 10pm-2.30am. £free B4 11pm/£3 after. DJ Matt Wing + Guests playing Chart, Commerical, Dance ,HipHop, Dubstep and more.
TUESDAYS Sound Nightclub. Branwell Mill, Market Jew Street 11pm-3am. £free before midnight if you collect a wristband from Bar One and £4 after DJs Boris & DS playing chart and commercial bangers!
RENAISSANCE. Rogue Nightclub. 38 The Strand. 10pm-2.30am, £3. Chart hits & club classics.
OPEN DECKS. Q Bar. 15a Killigrew St. 9pm-late. £free. Hosted by Selecta Demo. All aspiring DJs welcome. SOUL FUNK & JUNK. Five Degrees West, 7 Grove Place. 9pm-late. £free. As it says on the tin!
SIMIAN SOUNDS The Watermans, 10pm-2am £free. Expect beats, breaks, dub, tech, glitch and bass. DJ’s playing include Morphosis, Monkey, Digityl & Treazon.
8th Feb DURTY DISCO 'THE
YEAR THAT WAS NOT MEANT TO BE' Falmouth Rugby Club, 9pm-2am, £tbc. Disco, motown, horthern soul, garage, hip hop and bassline - something for everyone! Residents Bigman Japan & Thai A.I hold it down, with guests DJ Fada, Clap Beep Boom, Rude Computer Hour, D Fex & Sir Vinyl of the Fattest compete the party line-up.
4am £5 Presenting their Valentines edition, Drum and bass with guests Mr Nice & Johnny G, supported by Re-Defeat, Hertz, Valour, Soul Lo & Sasquatch. Hosted by Express, Mr Mo & Hypo.
FRESH FRIDAYS. Berties 9.30pm-late, £free. Fridays have a Fresh feel about them with amazing £2 drinks offers to start the weekend. If you’re a member It’s free entry with a new loyalty card all night . I CANDY. Sailors. Fore St. 10.30pm4am, £free entry with a handbag! Newquays busiest Friday night with the best in Chart, RnB, Dance and Party. ITS A FRIDAY THING. Belushi’s 9.30pmlate, £free. For up front House music and things connected with DJ Justin Harris. KOOLA ROCKS. The Koola. 9pm-3am, £free with VIP cards. All 3 rooms open / live music & DJ’s / Indie Electro mash-ups / Latin spirit / live dancers / cocktail lounge / happy hour 6pm - 11pm / special guests.
FUNKY FRIDAYS. L2 Nightclub. Calenick St. 10pm-2.30am. £free all night. DJ Tom Wills playing all the best tunes. Lots of drink promotions inc. all shots £1.50. FEEL GOOD FRIDAY. The Office. 10pmlate. £3. Start the weekend as you mean to go on with DJ Simon James.
MATRIX & FUTUREBOUND Sound Nightclub, 11pm - 4am, £5 Playing a DJ set in the main room, their current track 'Magnetic Eyes (ft Baby Blue) is being played all over Radio 1 et al!
THE BIG ONE. The Club. 14 High Cross St. 10pm-2am. £6. Massive party night with DJ Stevie G playing RnB, Dance, Hip Hop and DnB.
SATURDAY SOCIAL. L2 Nightclub. Calenick St. 10pm-2.30am. £5/free B4 11pm. DJ Matt Wing in Room 1 playing Chart & Commerical. DJ Jason M & Snatch the Wax in Room 2 playing House, Electro, Party Breaks. CORNWALLS BEST SATURDAY. The Office. 1 River Walk. 10pm-2.30am. £5. Weekend party for over 21’s.
OPEN JAM. Q Bar. 15a Killigrew St. 6pm-late. £free. Hosted by Perry followed at 10pm with Titan Sound finishing off your weekend with PRESSURE DROP RootsRockReggae/Digital Dancehall.
KRIS NEBROSO, The Clipper, 9pm – 1am, £free. A night of Chart, Dance (inc. House, Dubstep, D’n’B), Cheese, Party, R’n’B, Oldies & Motown.
SATURDAY. Q Bar. 15a Killigrew St. 8pm-2am. Always a massive night@ Q with the DJs spinning the best music for you to dance and drink to. See weekly invites for line-ups!
ANNIE MAC LIVE The Stannary, Tremough Campus, 9pm-2am £15 on the door The queen of dance music on Radio 1 heads to the far South West for a full on mash-up style party, only 100 tickets available on the door for this, so get there early!
BACK TO THE CLASSICS Eclipse Nightclub. Victoria Square 10pm-3am. £5/£3 B4 11pm. 80’s & 90’s night, over 25’s but mature over 18’s welcome.
FUL TILT FRIDAYS. Bohemia Nightclub. 41 Torwood St. 11pm-3am. £4 B4 12pm/£5 after. DJs on rotation. THE GREEN GINGER. The Green ginger, Winter Garden, Fleet Walk. 9pm-3am. £1. DJ Jake with all the latest chart and dance. 2 4 £10 cocktail pitchers.LADIES NIGHT. The Venue. 13 Torwood St. 9pm1am. £3/ladies £free all night. The biggest night in the bay. OPEN DECKS NIGHT. Blue Cargo / Club 7 Braddons Hill. 8.30pm-1am. £free. All styles welcome. With resident DJs DJ R and Corzeneffect.
Eclipse Nightclub. Victoria Square 10pm-late. £7/£5 B4 11pm. Chart and party tunes with guest DJ’s every week.
WEEKEND WARM-UP. L2 Nightclub, Calenick St. 10pm-2.30am. £free. Start the weekend early, special drink deals and resident DJ.
1st Feb & 1st March
Ritz Petite, 11pm-3am, £8. Small and intimate night of house music with Jeremy Healy & Ry Spenceley, tickets from www. lebang.co.uk
FRIDAY NIGHTS. Toast. 18 Church St. 6.30pm-2am. £free. Something different every week FRIDAYS. Q Bar. 15a Killigrew St. 8pm-2am. Only the best DJs from the area playing for your aural pleasure.
9th Feb BANG BANG CLUB
15th Feb UNITY Shooters, 10pm-
THURSDAYS. Q Bar. 15a Killigrew St. 8pm-late. £free. The best local DJ’s & Live Bands. MANGLED THURSDAYS. Upstairs at Mango Tango. 15a Killigrew St. 9pm-2am. £1. Hip Hop, Drum ‘n’ Bass, House, Techno, Electro & Breaks with DJ T3chnical, DJ Jezza and Green Renegade.
SOUND SATURDAY. Sound Nightclub. Branwell Mill, Market Jew Street. 11pm-4am. £5 (non special guest nights only). DJs Boris & DS playing chart and commercial bangers!
FRIDAYS Rogue Nightclub. 38 The Strand. 10.30pm-3.30am. £5. Resdient JelyBean, with guests Le Soso, Alex Cash & Corny on the 15th Feb.
T-WILLIAMS The Stannary, Tremough Campus, 9pm-2am £10 in adv The infectious sounds of deep house and future garage have undoubtedly brought a buzz back to the dancefloor over the past 12 months, and two producer/djs at the very forefront have been Dusky, and T.Williams, both playing tonight, supported by Panda and Ollie Ramsey.
Video DJ Will.B is back for another season at Berties! Witness the future of DJing as DJ Will B mixes visuals, videos and your favourite music up together from a wide variety of genres including dance , R’n’B ♫, chart, party & floorfillers. PASSION. Sailors. Fore St. 10.30pm4am. £tbc. Chart, dance & retro tunes to shake your booty with John London PARTY NIGHT. Koola, 12 Beach Rd10.30pm-4am. £tbc. Party night, with selected guests, see Chy Koola Facebook page for more details. SESSIONS The Beach, 10pm-late, from £4. Party tunes on a Saturday night.
16th Feb TOP HAT GETS SAUCY Penzance
SOUND FRIDAYS. Sound Nightclub. Branwell Mill. 11pm-4am. £5. DJ Boris & CQ take over the main room, special guests in room 2.
ROLLER DISCO. St Ives Guilhall. 8.30pm-10.30pm. £6/£4 Back to the 80’s theme, over 18’s session, Dj’s playing the Best 70s ,80s, soul, funk, disco and club classic’s. Tickets and info at http://80sneonfancydress.com/RollerDiscos-in-Cornwall-2011-W10569.aspx
BY THE SEA The Sandsifter 10pm 4am, £10 on the door. Special Valentines party with the Top Hat DJ's and guests Tony Da Vid, Matt Hobday & Eoj Doow, playing live.
DJ EDGE. Belushi’s. Fore St. 10pm till late. £free. A live DJ night with a selection of Hip Hop (mainly old school) , Funk, Electro, Soul, 80’s/90’s Pop. GORGEOUS. Berties. East St. 11pm4am, £6/£4. Cornwall’s largest nightclub is back for the 2012 season with a brand new Saturday night. Fresh from residencies in some of the biggest clubs across the UK our main room Saturday night resident
Clubbing Devon MONDAYS
MONDAY NIGHT MADNESS. Arena. Summerland St. 10pm-2.30am. £4.50/£2adv available from reps and the student guild. Exeters biggest and best student night. MONDAYS. Timepiece. Little Castle St. 7.30pm-1am. £free. Cheesy pop mash up!
4th Feb & 4th March
RAINBOW MONDAYS. Mama Stones, 9pm-1am. £3. Pop, dance and disco with Ollie B & Iain McKenzie. LGBT friendly night too.
FUZZY LOGIC. Oceana. Barbican Leisure Park, 9pm-3am, £tbc. Student night, big tunes, cheap drinks and loads of fellow students - what’s not to like about this?! MONDAY MELTDOWN. C103. Union St. 10pm– late. £3.Every hour the drinks prices meltdown, expect tunes (D’n’B, dubstep, chart, cheese and anthems), free raffle and giveaways from Size? and Freestyle Tattoo’s.
CAFE SABROSO/WONKEY LEGS & T.O.T.T.Y. Timepiece, Little Castle St. 7.30pm-1.30am, £free. Salsa, Samba and Merengue with DJ Ricardo in the bar, Wonkey Legs in the main room with dubstep and D’n’B from Aldo Vanucci. CHEESY TUESDAYS. Arena. Summerland St. 10pm-2.30am. £4.50 A huge slice of cheese from the 80’s, 90’s & 00’s sandwiched in between all the biggest student anthems.
MASH HITS Voodoo Lounge 8pm2am. £free Night of mashed up musical mayhem.
STUDENT NIGHT. Timepiece. Little Castle St. 7.30pm-1.30am. £free. In the main room they go bananas to all the student disco classics and current cheesey faves. In the Balcony Bar they get down to the very latest urban sounds with JSR. This is a night run by students for students and proceed go to support student societies. LIVE MUSIC - OPEN MIC NIGHT. Angel Bar. 32 Queen St. 8pm-late, £free. Hosted by Billy Bottle. THE DEEP END & BEATS & BASS The Cavern, Queen St, 9pm-3am £5/£tbc Dubstep and dark bass from guests J Kenzo supported by Mystery, Ollie 303, Budos & Modu.
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BOOGIE NIGHTS C103, Union St, 9pm - late, £3 NUS. Plymouth’s long running and most successful Weds student night is back for it’s 9th year. COWPOW. The Dairy, 25 Bretonside. 6pm-late. Student night, chart popping classics. DESIRE Thirst. Vauxhall St. 9pm-2.30am. £2 from 11pm. DJ Jonezy and guests. SHENANIGANS. Varsity, Derrys Cross, 7pm-3am, £free. Midweek party with drinks deals. VIBE. Oceana. Barbican Leisure Park, 9pm-3am, £free with flyer B4 11pm/£3. All your urban favourites from old-skool to new-skool, courtesy of your resident, DJ Jonezy.
MOST WANTED. The Green Ginger, Winter Garden, Fleet Walk. 9pm-2am. £free. DJ Max, £1.50 drinks deals.
HELLZAPOPPIN! Cellar Door, 4 The Quay. 9pm-2am, £2/free B4 11pm. Funk, jazz and electro swing with DJ Dodgy Style. FUZZY LOGIC. Arena Nightclub,
Summerland St. 9.30pm-2.30am. £5.Student night playing the biggest and best tunes, with some great drink deals. SCANDALOUS. Timepiece. Little Castle St. 10pm-2am, £2 B4 11pm with flyer/£3. DJ JSR provides the upfront freshness and youthful vigour while Aldo Vanucci brings you the biggest and best joints around.
ROCK SHOW. H20, The Barbican. 10pmlate. £2. New weekly rock night from Chris Wheelie and guests. Expect unk, rock, ska, reggae and more. YOLO. Oceana, Barbican Leisure Park, The Barbican. 9pm-4am. £tbc. Official student night, special guests each week, supported by residents from the Upbeat DJ Soc and Urban Knights.
VENUE. The Venue. The Strand. 10pm-3am. £tbc. Party the weekend away with this commercial night of dance and chart tunes.
FUNKY FRIDAYS. Caesar’s Palace. King St. 11pm. £4. All the classics, a DJ and no rules whatsoever.
COLLISION. Timepiece. Little Castle St. 7.30pm-2am. £3. Expect everything from Indie anthems, alt Rock, Punk to Electro.... BUNGALOWED. Timepiece Balcony Bar. Little Castle St. 10.30pm-2am. £3 B4 12pm. Student night. Hip Hop, House, Electro, Dub Step. FRIDAY NIGHT FEVER. Arena. Summerland St. 10pm-3am. £free entry with sticker/wristband. Feel good party atmosphere, with the very best dance, chart, party and R'n'B. ANGEL PRESENTS... Angel Bar. 32 Queen St. 10pm-2am. £free. Different guests playing each week, check with bar for details. HOLD IT DOWN PRESENT MODESTEP The Lemon Grove, Exeter Uni, 7.30pm-late £12 in adv. Modestep stop off in Exeter as part of their Evolution Theory tour, with special guests Document One and Koven. Modesteps debut album, Evolution Theory and new single, Another Day is out now.
1st Feb & 1st March
MAGIC HAT STAND Cavern Club, 9pm3am £5 in adv. The Magic Hatstand is a unique night full of fun and mischief with a fabulous Psychedelic Hatstand at its heart. BEATZ & BOBX PRESENT THE STANTON WARRIORS Exeter Phoenix, 9pm-2am £13. Wicked breaks duo, supported by Dub Pistols Soundsystem, Ben & Lex, Lewah & MC Jay Tuns. Good excuse to blow away the cobwebs after Xmas & NYE...
CRISIS. White Rabbit. Bretonside Bus Station. £2. 11pm-5am. An eclectic hot mix of Indie/Punk/Rock/Hip-Hop/ Funk/80’s. Served to you by JC & OZ. FRISKY. H20, The Barbican, 8pm-3am, £free R&B anthems and chart music with James Jordan. FUNKY FRIDAYS. The Treasury. Royal Parade. 9pm-3am, £tbc. Funky grooves. FUNKY FRIDAYS. Annabel’s Cabaret and Discotheque, Vauxhall St. 8.30pm3pm. £tbc. Funky grooves all night. GLITTERATI Revolution, Derrys Cross. 9pm-3am. £tbc House night with killer vodka drink deals. BORDERLINE. C103. 103 Union St. 10pm-3.30am. £2/ members £1. Alternative night with DJ Konrad playing rock alternative punk in the main room whilst DJ’s Synn & Aides play Metal, supported by Lavis and Nobes in the Underground playing D’n’B, indie, nostalgia and filthy cheese. QUENCHED Thirst. Vauxhall St. 10pm-4am, £3 after 11pm. Guests Criag Roxurgh and Steve Power playing a vinyl house set, supported by
residents Oli Power, Sean Moyles and Steve Haines playing deep house and tech. LIQUID PULSE CRASH MANOR FINALE Crash Manor. Union St. 10pm-5am. £5 Their last ever event in Crash Manor before moving to Voodoo Lounge on Saturday's. This final party has Sophie Sugar as the special guest, playing trance and house.
FUL TILT FRIDAYS. Bohemia Nightclub. 41 Torwood St. 11pm-3am. £4 B4 12pm/£5 after. DJs on rotation. THE GREEN GINGER. The Green ginger, Winter Garden, Fleet Walk. 9pm-3am. £1. DJ Jake with all the latest chart and dance. 2 4 £10 cocktail pitchers.LADIES NIGHT. The Venue. 13 Torwood St. 9pm1am. £3/ladies £free all night. The biggest night in the bay. OPEN DECKS NIGHT. Blue Cargo / Club 7 Braddons Hill. 8.30pm-1am. £free. All styles welcome. With resident DJs DJ R and Corzeneffect.
ANGEL PRESENTS... Angel Bar. 32 Queen St. 10pm-2am. £free. Different guests playing each week, check with bar for details. ESSENTIAL SATURDAY. Arena. Summerland St. 10pm-3.30am. £6.50otd. Best in Dance, Chart, Party and RnB. INDIE CLUB. Cavern Club, 83-84 Queen St. 8pm-2.30am. £free B4 9pm. The best in Indie/Alternative & Electro Sounds from DJS Jake and Paddy. With live guests. SATURDAYS. The Monkey Suit. 161 Sidwell St. 9pm-3am. £free. Guest DJs dropping all things funky. WOBBLE. Timepiece. 7.30pm-2am, £3 B4 11pm with flyer. Mr. Onions lets rip, dropping everything anything from R’n’B to Indie, Jazz to Pop, Funk to Rock, Drum & Bass to House.
2nd Feb & 2nd March
BLOW YOUR WIG The Bikeshed Theatre, Fore St, 9pm-2am £1 With DJ Louie Louie. Always packed so get there early. RINSEOUT NEW DAWN Exeter Phoenix, 9.30pm-4am £15.50 in adv. The first big D'n'B party of the year sees DJ Marky from Brazil, Loadstar, (Ram Records), Sigma, The Harry Shotta Show, Matrix & Futurebound and many more over four rooms. It's all about the D'n'B, junge, liquid and a whole lot more - see www. rinseout.co.uk for more info and tickets. HOLD IT DOWN PRESENT JACK BEATS Exeter Phoenix, 9pm-2am £12.50 in adv. Rescheduled from a few months ago, Jack Beats plays an exclusive DJ set, supported by Metrix (Hospital Records) and local residents Matt Anderson, Marvin Vital, Got, Phrixus, Crypticz and Jawgee.
SATURDAY FORUM. Jack Chams. 50 Ebrington St. Live show and DJ sets. FRESH CITY. Crash Manor. Union St. 10pm-4am. £4 B4 midnight with flyer. R&B, Hip Hop, Bashment and UK Funky with residents DJ Jonezy, DJ Snake and DJ Badness. FREE CUBA PARTY. The B-bar. Barbican Theatre, Castle St. 8pm. £free. Cocktails, Latin music, a steamy atmosphere and dancing until late. JELLY JAZZ H2O, The Barbican, 9pm4am £tbc The legendary funky jazz night returns for a new weekly session hosted by residents Pete Isaac and Griff with DJ Format on 2nd and Boca 45 on 16th Feb PARTY NIGHT. Walkabout. Derrys Cross. 10pm-2am, £free. Latest chart & dance hits with DJ Darren Watts. SATURDAYS. Revolution. Derrys Cross. 8pm-2am, £free B4 11pm. A collection of party grooves, funky tunes, soul & old skool beats, RnB, Funky house, house & classics. SATURDAYS. Annabel’s Cabaret and Discotheque. 8pm-3am. £tbc. 2 floors
of entertainment with live cabaret and discotheque. SHAKE Thirst. Vauxhall St. 9pm-2.30am. £3/£2 B4 11pm. Resident Djs Aldo Vanucci and Kenny Hectyc. CREAM TRANCE TOUR C103, Union St 10pm-5am, £10 in adv. Super club brand, Cream return to Plmouth as part of their UK wide tour, with guests Cosmic Gate, supported by Simon Pitt, Marc Fuccio, Nokturnal, Aiden Howard, Guy Alexander and many more over three rooms. NU-SOUND White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station 10.30pm-4am, £5. The Plymouth debut for RAM Records Rene Lavice and also he launch party for his new album, Insidious, out on the 11th Feb. RADIATION & FBK:VIP PRESENTS ITS GING OFF PARTY White Rabbit, Bretonside Bu Station, 10pm - 6am, £10 Expect a D'n'B roadblock as Taxman and Eksman roll into town, supported by Athys & Duster, AMC, Carasel, MRK, Alpha, Dub Motion and many more - over 30 acts in total! PREMONITION 10th BIRTHDAY C103, Union St 9pm-7am, from £8.50 in adv. To mark their birthday in styel, this hard style night have pulled out all the stops for this 10hr allnighter with guests including Scott Project, Trance Generator, Blutonium Boy, Chuck-E, Iain Cross and long standing residents Pete Lingswel, Loik, Loki, Hakka and many more over 3 rooms. RINSE IT H2O, The Barbican, 9pm-4am £tbc Another instament of drum and bass with guests Hazard, Delta Heavy, Serial Killaz and MC Shabba D, supported by residents Mr Nice and many more. DISCO BIZ KIDS The Voodoo Lounge, 9pm-4am, £5/£3 B4 12am. After obliterating their dancefloor back in Sept, Bizkids wecome back Bristol's finest underground techno export, Mach One with MC Ribbz. Expect techno, acid and house, on an old skool tip. Support comes from Skizzd, Krash, Kenty & Phat Chex.
THE GREEN GINGER. The Green ginger, Winter Garden, Fleet Walk. 9pm-3am. £1. DJ playing chart, dance and funky tunes across the bay. KINDA FUNKY. Bohemia. 41 Torwood St. 10.30pm-4am, £free. Room 1 plays R&B, Hip Hop and smooth Grooves. Room 2 for uplifting House, Trance and Dance anthems. SATURDAYS. The Venue. 13 Torwood St. 10pm-3am. £free B4 12am for members/£2 B4 12am/£3. SOULOUD VALENTINE SPECIAL The Attic, 9pm-3am, £11. Valentines, a time of year to love and share. Spread over 2 rooms the promoters are ditching the roses and bringing to town DC10 & Crosstown Rebel superstar Clive Henry and Dan Wild & Tom Rio from Bristol's Just Jack.
WORLD BEATS. Timepiece. Little Castle St, 8pm-1.30am, £free. Latin, Salsa, Afro Beat, Reggae, Arabic & Spanish.
LEGENDAIRY. The Dairy. 25 Bretonside. 6pm-late. 80’s & 90’s music. SUNDAY SESSIONS. Revolution, Derrys Cross. 10pm-2am. £free. In the Club, DJ Jonezy (a premier south west Urban and RnB DJ) brings you his legendary ‘Sunday Session.’ MODESTEP The Main Hall, Plymouth Uni, 8pm-late £12 in adv. Modestep stop off in Plymouth as part of their Evolution Theory tour, with special guests Document One and Koven.
Snapped Shapes held the official Bristol launch party for Horizon Festival last month at Blue Mountain. Francesca Lombardo, Tom Rio & Dan Wild dropped the killer house tunes all night long. If you fancy going to the festival, see our competition in this issue for more details on how you could be going there for FREE! Photos: AfterDark Bristol
Plymouth's new music night, Column Acoustic proved to be a real delight. This sell out night featured a selection of local acoustic talent, set in the beautiful Devonport Guildhall, which was the perfect backdrop. The night consisted of 12 acts, which included Raise the Roof, Wendy and the very brilliant Crazy Arm. Photos: Angie Knight
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Competitions WIN: TICKETS TO HORIZON FESTIVAL, BULGARIA The first ever Horizon Festival (23rd – 29th March 2013) presents 6 days of parties featuring cutting edge producers and DJ’s from across the UK set against the breathtaking, snow covered Pirin Mountains of South Western Bulgaria. Horizon is the only entirely DJ-led snow festival of its kind where partygoers can ski between mountain raves from noon until dusk across over 70 kilometres of quality ski slopes. Curated by the director of Croatia’s Outlook and Dimensions Festivals, the line-up includes a mix of industry favourites and up and coming talent, confirmed acts include Crazy P, KiNK, Jackmaster, Alex Arnout, Loefah, Phaeleh, Mark E, Dark Sky, Ben Pearce, Wookie, Maribou State, Icicle, No Artificial Colours, Route 94, Eric Duncan (Rub N Tug), Eliphino, Waifs & Strays plus many, many more. We have a pair of tickets to give away, to be in with a chance of winning, simply enter online at www.247magazine.co.uk by Friday 28th February 2013.
WIN: TICKETS TO PLEASURE PRINCIPLE A new music weekender forged by the ongoing friendship between Glasgow based dance night Numbers and Dedbeat Festival launches in Newquay, Cornwall 26-28 April. Pleasure Principle is set to be ‘the’ electronic weekender of 2013. Following along the lines of the original Dedbeat Festival, which ran from 2001 to 2004 at a holiday park in Norfolk and was a consistent sell-out, with appearances from legendary underground names such as Aphex Twin and Madlib, the intention for Dedbeat was always to return in a new form, but with the same music standards and since the sad demise of BLOC, the time seemed right in 2013. Speaking on their intentions for Pleasure Principle, Numbers have said: This weekend is all about combining music and the life-affirming pleasure of escaping the daily grind. It has always been an ambition of ours to put on a festival and to be doing this with Dedbeat, a crew we looked up to when we started Numbers nearly a decade ago, makes it even more special for us.” Acts confirmed so far include TNGHT, Rustie, Omar, Joy Orbison, Jackmaster, Ben UFO, Loefah, DJ EZ, Koreless, Just Blaze and many, many more, all playing over the three days. With camping or luxury chalets to sleep in, full on site amenties and surprise parties (the beach isn’t far away…) there is a great buzz about this event already and one not to be missed. More info and tickets from www. pleasureprinciple.net We have a pair of weekend tickets to the festival (inc camping), to be in with a chance of winning, go to www.247magazine.co.uk and enter by 28 Feb 2013.
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