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Aussie blues roots ‘n’ roller visits our South Westerly shores
Exeter rock quartet back on home soil
g Listin Guiddseof
Hundres & gig hts ig club n e insid
Needle attraction with Truro tattoo studio
The new way to get your adrenalin fix
There’s certainly lots going on in the South West this month – if your diary isn’t demanding a spell in rehab yet, check out our recommended section. We’re looking forward to seeing this month’s cover star, Aussie blues roots ‘n’ roller, Ash Grunwald play at on The Sea Level Tour at Fistral on the 20th – check out our interview with him: such an interesting muso and he loves a surf too! Interview wise this month we also catch up with homegrown rock quartet, Heaven’s Basement, who are just back from touring the states and we meet awesome tattoo artist, Karl Bowker, of Truro’s Kamikaze Ink. If you’re looking for something to get the adrenalin pumping you’ll love our feature on adventure races and will be signing a team up in no time... Enjoy the issue!
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Ash Gurnwald 10 // Heavens Basement 13 // Mitch Corbtt 15 // Obstacle Races 17 // Kamikaze Ink 18
Theatre/Art 26 // Films 27 // Gig Guide 29 Clubbing 34
News 6 // Fashion 19 // Style Hunter 22 // Food 23 // Music Reviews 24 // Racket from the pit 31 Snapped 37 // Competitions 38
Illustration: 'A Cluster of Antelope' by Briony Cloke Much of Plymouth College of Art Illustration graduate Briony Cloke's work features the use of pattern.This piece is called 'A Cluster of Antelope' and was originally a set of three designs that were all influenced by a combination of Kaleidoscope's and Collective Nouns. “I combined some of the kaleidoscope influences within these designs like the triangular shapes and the layout of the animals in the design itself. I then incorporated aspects of the Antelopes' natural habitat – the flowers, plants and leaves for added interest,” explains Briony. Briony is gearing up to have her work showcased at New Designers 2013 (www.newdesigners.com). You can find out more at www.cargocollective.com/brionycloke and at www.facebook.com/BrionyClokeIllustration magazine | 5
News Feed Be Active Truro Following last year's successful event, Be Active Truro returns for 2013 from Monday 5 to Saturday August 10. Lemon Quay will be transformed into a sports and activity hub with an abundance of exciting activities including ‘Come and Try' sessions with the Cornwall Sports Partnership and demonstrations from local and national sportspeople. Not super sporty? You don’t have to be to join in. It's about having fun and getting active - qatch dancers battle it out, get a check up on your health on Healthy Heart Day and take part in Ping! Cornwall, where there will be over a dozen ping pong tables for people to play on.
The Wursels Hog Roast and Cider Night, Pirates of Kernow Party, Carnival Party, Pink Wig Charity Night featuring live music, Falmouth's Got Soul- Soul Survivors, jump jive band: Company B and Queen Tribute band: The Bohemians. The programme isn’t restricted to music and sailing there’s loads going on, including the Animal Bike Tour with pro rider demos, The Red Arrows display, 25th Walking Carnival led by the Falmouth Marine Band, A 25ft climbing wall on the moor (free to use for all ages), Cornwall’s own unique Limpet Games including the worlds shortest Triathlon, Fireworks display, Science in the Square with the University of Exeter and Craft Zone and lots more family friendly activites too. The sailing itself provides top level competitive racing in a fun atmosphere, using a variety of courses during the week. There are many viewing points on the River Fal to see the Carrick Road fleets racing such as the coastal walks around the river. Another good viewing point for the Bay fleets and also looking up the Carrick Roads is Pendennis Point, which is around the top of the headland. For more info see www. falmouthweek.co.uk.
LUSTY GLAZE SUNDOWNER SESSIONS
ZION TRAIN AND SWISS LIPS TO JOIN ELECTRIC BEACH LINE UP
In addition to Soul II Soul, now confirmed to play at Electric Beach, on August 31 at Newquay’s Watergate Bay are UK Dub reggae pioneers Zion Train, Purveyors of the finest Roots Reggae music, the group will be adding the vibrancy of a full acoustic band, dub mixing and quality vocalists. Festival goers will also be treated to Mancunian power house Swiss Lips, the five piece electro- pop, dance band who mix guitars and dance music to create their fun new edge sound. The official Electric Beach After Party will be held at The Chy bar in Newquay, with Soul II Soul’s internationally renowned DJ Jazzie B playing a DJ set along with a Zion Train Soundsystem set and an exclusive (and just announced) performance from The Nextmen only at the after party, plus more special treats and live performances in store. Super Early Bird tickets are on sale now, from £26.95 – see www.electricbeachfestival.co.uk for details and to buy.
FALMOUTH UNI POP UP Event Cornwall, a company who pretty much does what it says on the tin, are headed out on tour in Cornwall with Falmouth University from July 15th. They’ll be offering free universitylevel sessions in Art, Media, Performance, Design, Writing and Post-graduate courses. Look out for more details soon at www. eventcornwall.co.uk.
Henri Lloyd Falmouth, the week long sailing festival will run from August 9 – 18 this year and brings a host of great shoreline activities with it. Music wise there is loads going on! The epic lineup includes Ska night special with the epic 'Rudi's Message', 6|
Lusty Glaze Beach, Newquay is fast developing a reputation as an amazing live music venue. The natural amphitheater of this horseshoe shaped cove surrounded by high cliffs makes it not only a beautiful place to see bands, but acoustically fab too. This month there are some great gigs on. July 14th sees Company B play after a tongue in cheek day of Dodgeball awesomeness. Company B, a rowdy 7 piece jump-jive band will be playing music American WWII style – what a brilliant day and evening out for free! July 18th sees some levelling the sand with hippy rocker band the Levellers playing a gig in this stunning location. The following day, July 19th will see The Proclaimers travel more than 500 miles to get the Newquay crowds jumping to their classic anthems. Tickets to each of these cost £22, to buy call Lusty on 01637 872444. For more info see www.lustyglaze.co.uk/ sundownersessions/
Over the Hill Festival After an epic success in 2012, Over the Hill Festival, the Cornish music festy offering “Local Bands For Local People", this year the festival has grown into a monster three- day event, from August 30 to September 1. The lineup is looking hotter than the weather forecast with Willie & The Bandits, The Boston Plan, Black Friday, The Peoples String Foundation, Even Nine, The PJP Band. Auction For The Promise Club, Rosie & The Vandals & Land Of The Giants all confirmed! Over the Hill is being held at Perran Quay Touring Park, Newquay. Tickets See www.overthehillfestival.com for details and to buy early bird tickets soon.
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11-13 July - (NASS) National Adventure Sports Show Shepton Mallet The UK’s only action sports and music festival with more music and more sport than ever before. Expect world cup skate action in the huge purpose built indoor skate park with some of the biggest names in the scene attending, BMX, Inline and FMX comps and displays, the Animal WD-40 Action Sports tour, silent Disco, freerunning workshops and public skate areas. Hip hop star, Nas headlines, supported by Katy B, whose single, ‘What Love is Made of’ is out now. Also on the line up are Hadouken, BBC Radio One’s Zane Lowe, Loadstar and Monsta. Elsewhere, Ram, Digital Soundboy, Benga, BB Records, Crissy Criss and Motion all host arenas with guests including Andy C, Benga, DJ Marky, Gorgan City and many more over the weekend. Tickets and info at www.nassfestival.com
12-14th July Foodies Festival Harbourside, Bristol The UK’s largest celebration of food and drink offers visitors a vast array of culinary activities including top chefs such as Michelin-starred Martin Blunos, Rachel Demuth, Ronnie Faulkner and Romy Gill amongst others cooking their signature dishes live in the Chefs’ Theatre. Other things happening including a BBQ Arena featuring hourly BBQ classes and Man vs Meat competitions, Wine, Drinks and Cocktail Theatres, Producers Market, street food avenue and live bands playing throughout the day – basically everything you can think of to do with food and drink! www.foodiesfestival.com
20, 21 & 23 July Sea Level Tour
13 July Pride Queens Square, Bristol Featuring the South West’s most colourful parade & free outdoor music festival held in Castle Park. Sophie Ellis-Bextor headlines with Blue and over 40 acts and performers with dedicated community & family areas, bar, food concessions and market stalls. The day is the focus point of Bristol Pride Week which runs from 5 – 14 July covering seven days of events across the city using a diverse mix of venues our events range from comedy, dance, theatre, film, performance and more! www.pridebristol.co.uk
Bristol See the best Edinburgh Fringe comedy before it hits the Scotland capital. The festival is a collection of warm-up preview shows bound for Edinburgh in August and a showcase of some of the best stand-up currently available. David O'Doherty, Alan Francis' and the Malawi stand-up Daliso Chaponda come to Bristol for the first time. There are also stand-ups appearing from different corners of the globe such as the New Zealander Jarred Christmas, Australian Celia Pacquola, Canadians Allyson Smith and Dana Alexander, plus the Norwegian Daniel Simonsen. As an added extra, you can see three shows for the price of two, book online at www.bristolbrohaha.com
Newquay, Exeter & Bristol Taking great singer and songwriters including the aussie Ash Grunwald (see our interview with him in this issue) Falmouth based Polly Money (who supported Devon’s most famous band, Muse at The Stade De France in Paris last month) and Matthew P (acoustic folk pop sound and music featured on TV adverts including match.com and C4’s The Watchman) on tour to some of the UK’s best surf spots and then onto London for a final finale show with TNT to mark their 30th birthday. The tour starts with a special show on Fistral Beach in Newquay, then heads to Exeter Phoenix, Thekla in Bristol and onto Wales, South Coast and London. www.sealeveltour.com
19-20 July Chagstock Chagford, Devon Originally started as a micro-festival for friends in a garden, the event has grown to a fully fledged 5,000 annual festival which the likes of Adrian Edmondson saying it’s ‘The best little festival in the South West’. Guests for 2013 include Mystery Jets, Wille and the Bandits, The Boomtown Rats (Bob Geldof’s band), Billy Bragg, Seth Lakeman, Dizaeli & The Small Gods, Crazy Arm and many more. The festival is located on the edge of Dartmoor and run as a non for profit affair, raising funds for the Devon Air Ambulance and WaterAid. www.chagstock.info
19–20 July Dusk til Dawn Weekender
12-20 July Brewhaha Comedy Festival
Princess Pavilion, Falmouth / dBs Live Plymouth With a career spanning 20 years, and Top 18 40 hits, Irish rock group Ash have lost none of the energy that saw them debut on Top Of The Pops whilst awaiting their ‘A’ level results and since notch up 5 studio albums (and a mini-album) together. In 2009 they released the ‘A-Z Series’: 26 singles in one year, a single for each letter of the alphabet, one release every fortnight. The band are playing intimate shows around the UK this summer alongside a few festival appearances before heading back into the studio to record new music for release in 2014. Tickets from www.seetickets.com
2-4 August Leopallooza
Bruton, Somerset Small and perfectly formed, this event started as a festival for friends eight years ago, and the team behind it have stayed true to their roots, having a really great chilled attitude by ignoring media hype and inflated ticket prices, being hell bent on putting on a good party and delivering a genre defying selection of alternative music. Guests for 2013 include Ghostpoet, Art Brut, Crazy P Soundsystem, DJ Die, DJ Woody, Black Strobe, Son of Dave and many more. If you bored of the same old thing on the festival circuit, this is definitely worth checking out. www.farmfestival.co.uk
Bude The greatest house party, in a field? Well, yes, since it’s inception in 2006 and now attracting over 5,000 people annually, lovingly hand-crafted by a small team of four and their close crew of friends. Keeping the festival totally independent and showcasing some of the best new music in the UK, this years guests include last months cover star, Bastille, Man Like Me, Jacob Banks, Swiss Lips, Son of Dave, The Skints and many more. Mixmag’s editor, Nick de Cosemo has curated their Treeline dance area with guests Panda and the Mixmag Allstars – expect some surprises! The festival is also the only UK stop on the FMB World Tour – freestyle mountain biking at its most impressive, on custom-built ramps & track. Oh, and there’s the annual burning car ritual to experience too… North Cornwall style! www.leopallooza.com
26-28 July Habourside Festival
7-11 August Boardmasters
26-27 July Farm Festival
Bristol One of the UK's largest free public festivals and a chance for the city to showcase its rich musical and performance roots. Over 250,000 people head down to the 2 mile stretch along Bristol's waterfront to party, dance and relax. Music stages in Queen Square, Millenium Square, Thekla car park and multiple other venues on the waterfront inc SS Great Britain and special circus and kids area in Castle Park. The festival also sees the last outdoor show from Bristol legend, DJ Derek who will play a headline slot in Queens Square on Fri 26 July at 9pm. www.bristolharbourfestival.co.uk
Club Ice, Westbury, Somerset The UK’s biggest Drum and Bass and Hardcore weekender returns to Somerset for it’s second annual event with 11 arenas of music covering D’n’B, hardcore, dubstep and house and over 300 artists including Hazard, Mampi Swift, Darren Styles, Hixxy, Gammer and many more. Stage hosts include London’s mighty Jungle Mania, Eternal Music, Powerpack Promotions, Adrenaline Stompers and Confuzion. Taking place over the two nights, day passes or weekend passes available as well as an option to camp too and this event is perfect to get you in the mood for Westfest in October! Tickets from www.deftickets.co.uk
Newquay Since 1981 Boardmasters has been an integral part of the British surf scene. From humble beginnings as a small surf competition, the festival has greatly expanded and is now home to the UK’s biggest surf event as well as Cornwall’s biggest music festival. With it’s split site (the surf side of things is at Fistral Beach and free to enter), the music festival is held overlooking Watergate Bay, has been extended to three days for 2013 and features some serious heavyweights headliners including The Vaccines, Basement Jaxx and Ben Howard, supported by the likes of Everything Everything, Tom Odell, Benga, Redlight, Grand Master Flash and many more over five stages during the weekend. With onsite camping, international skate and BMX comps and after parties featuring Duke Dumont, Eton Messy and Gorgan City, this is shaping up to be one the best Boardmasters to date, get your tickets at www.boardmasters.co.uk
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Ash Grunwald We chat to Aussie surf fanatic and blues roots ‘n’ roller, Ash Grunwald, ahead of his South West dates on The Sea Level Tour
Where in Australia did you grown up and where do you live now? I grew up in Melbourne. It was a great blues wise! It was kind of like going university for blues music. There were great little pubs with an amazing little scene going on. After I’d been on the road for a while I moved to Tourquay and surfed bells every day, as much as I could, for five years. Now I live in Byron Bay, which is probably as close to paradise in Australia as I could find. As long as you’re close to an airport you can live anywhere as a muso. I spend most of my life on the road so, its great to come back to good waves and a good veggie garden with organic food a plenty!! You tour a lot! Who’s on the road with you, do you enjoy travelling and what’s a typical day for you like at the moment? Well its pretty fast paced on the road. I try to switch off and just pace myself and then give everything I can in the gig. I try to be able to sleep anywhere at any time and I try not to party too much on the road, but I cant say I’m always that successful because I’m a fun junkie at the end of the day. We’d describe you as a blues roots ‘n’ roller with a happy Aussie vibe. How would you describe your sound? Hah! I like it. Musically its very bluesy but its also usually pretty party style at the gig. Lyrically, I try to draw on stuff from my world so I guess its pretty Aussie. I just try to be genuine. We like that your sound is so eclectic – you must have some pretty interesting influences. Who did you listen to growing up and what music do you listen to now? I listened to a lot of blues from Robert Johnson to Hendrix but these days I’ll listen for the song and the production so it’s everything from Gillian Welch to Skrillex!
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Before you became a solo singer/songwriter you were formed few successful bands – what led to you going it alone? Back in the day I would do one gig solo and it would go really well and then I’d do the same room with the band and it just didn’t sound as special. The solo thing just took me in a different direction that spoke to people more effectively. I could leave more space for a vocal line when I wanted to and then go crazy and it just seemed to connect with the audience more intimately than band music would. These days in Australia I do all sorts of different lineups, but the solo thing will probably always be the nucleus of what I do. Your latest album, Troubles Door, has been so successful – over here and worldwide as well as just in Australia – how has that been for you? It’s been great! It’s an album that’s close to my heart because I built a studio in a new house and this was the
first album that I’ve done in it. It was a really fun time in my life. There’s a balance of party songs and more political stuff. Tell us about the electronic aspect of your album - will this be a big part of your work going forward? It’s been a big part of my music and my songwriting processes over the last couple of years. I was very influenced by the dubstep sound in England a couple of years ago when I was touring England, I love the grooves of hip hop and dance music when combined with riffy guitar as well. In general, I love learning new ways to make music. I use Ablteon Live for a lot of stuff and it is really a revolutionary bit of kit. Your song ‘Nervous’ has really interesting (and quite alarming) lyrics – who is it about? Well it was kind of about my neighbour who had a bad vibe back in the day and also hitting out a bit at Aussies who are silly enough to be racist whilst not seeing the irony of the fact that bar Aboriginal people, we’re all boat people. You lyrics are really personal, quite internal. Can you talk us through your song writing process please? Well despite myself (cause I don’t like opening up too much really) I do tend to put a lot of my own truths into my music. I’ve always been a questioning guy. I guess I write a lot of songs that have the covert question underlying ‘what are we supposed to with this life?’ I love to see people partying to songs that have a little more meaning layered in there. We can’t wait to see you at the Sea Level Tour on Newquay’s Fistral Beach this month – what can we expect from your set? I just think a couple of soulful chilled out ones and just go for the party thing the rest of the time!! We’ve seen some pretty rad photos of you surfing – are you intending to get some time in the water when you’re in Newquay? Hopefully, I’ve surfed a fair bit in England in the past. I’ve never found any heaving barrels or anything but I’ve always had fun. I used to stay with a mate in St Evil a fair bit and he knew what the story was. He is a boardaholic like me so it was great to ride some cool retro shapes. Lastly, can you leave us with your top ingredients for a perfect summers day? Waves, warmth, family, friends, beer and spliffs!
See Ash on The Sea Level Tour – July 20th at Fistral Beach, Newquay with special guest Ruarri Joseph, on July 21st at Exeter Phoenix and July 23rd at Thekla, Bristol. See www.sealeveltour.com for more info and tickets. For more on Ash see www.ashgrunwald.com
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Heaven’s Basement: Diving in at the Deep End
This month, homegrown rock quartet Heaven’s Basement will be kicking-off the second half of 2013 with a return to the South West as part of their latest UK tour. Drummer and co-founding member Chris Rivers tells 247’s Rob Sleigh why the band have got something to prove… “A lot of the shows were on the East Coast,” says Chris of the band’s recent tour of America. “You’d sit on the beach all day and then go on stage [laughs]. It was really cool.” Yes – life on the road can certainly be hellish at times for a hard-rocking four-piece like Heaven’s Basement. Fortunately, the band will be back on familiar territory this month as they embark on their first proper tour of the UK since the release of debut album ‘Filthy Empire’. While ’13 might be unlucky for some, it’s turning out to be a pretty good year for Heaven’s Basement, who recently added Duff McKagan and members of Korn to their rapidly growing fanbase. Following the February release of ‘Filthy Empire’, the band headed out on tour around Europe and the US with the likes of Black Veil Brides and Buckcherry, before returning home for this month’s headlining dates. Local fans will be pleased to hear that the band will be stopping off in Exeter for a welcome return to the South West. “Exeter’s always been really good to us. There’s always a great turn-out down there,” says Chris of their previous visits to the city. “The last time we played there, we broke down on the way and turned up about half an hour before the doors opened. It was all a bit chaotic, but sometimes those gigs turn out to be the best ones. The crowd was excellent. I remember Aaron going out crowd-surfing and that. We’ll be pleased to get back.” Heaven’s Basement’s most recent visit to the region was last year, when they popped into Plymouth for a support slot with Duff McKagan’s Loaded. “It was a big deal for us to be on a bill with someone that was in Guns N’ Roses,” Chris recalls fondly. “Duff was a childhood hero for everyone in the band and he was a really nice, friendly guy. He’s actually become a fan of some of our songs since then, so to have that kind of
endorsement from someone that we grew up listening to is really cool.” It was while listening to bands like Guns N’ Roses as a child that Chris first started to take an interest in becoming a musician. “My dad was a drummer so I was always surrounded by drums and music. It became the clichéd thing of being the only thing I was interested in doing. As I grew up, I started looking for other people to be in a band with and started trying to suss out who was up for doing it long-term. That eventually led me to Sid [Glover, guitarist], who I met in 2006.” Within a couple of years, Heaven’s Basement was born. “We felt that we had something to prove,” says Chris. “We wanted to start a band to do what we wanted and just do our own thing. There’s no point trying to bend to people’s wants or styles because they’ll see through that in the long term.” A few years and several line-up changes later, Heaven’s Basement found themselves in Los Angeles, working on their first album with producer John Feldmann. Chris reveals that recording the album wasn’t the long, drawn-out process they had come to expect. In fact, the whole thing was finished in less than two weeks. “We took three years to get there and then – bang – 12 days later, we got the green light to do the album and it was recorded. That’s a reflection of the band’s attitude, really. Not afraid to take a risk and dive in at the deep end at times.” As the band prepare for their first headlining tour of 2013, we ask Chris what their hopes are for the foreseeable future. “We’ll just go along regardless, writing our music and playing the music that we like. If people like it, then that’s a good thing. If not, then we can’t really do much about that [laughs].”
Heaven’s Basement are: Aaron Buchanan - Vocals Sid Glover – Guitar / Rob Ellershaw - Bass / Chris Rivers – Drums. See Heaven’s Basement at Exeter Cavern on Tuesday July 16, see www.heavensbasement.com. www.247magazine.co.uk
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The new adrenalin sport:
OBSTACLE RACES We find out more about the UK’s fastest growing and most fun new sport, obstacle races. Bring on the mud! Extreme obstacle races are one of the world's newest and fastest growing sports. Why? It seems to us like it’s mainly thanks to the fun factor. What could be better than getting absolutely covered in mud, making your way through a series of obstacles in the form of mega-man-made structures and over challenging terrain? You’ll be pushed to your limits and you’ll need to work as a team with your mates before an evening of bands, beer and good grub. “People want to get out of their comfort zone – often they’ve done a 5k or 10k race before and want to take the next step. The music and entertainment side of it all is popular too,” says Ashley Jardine from RockSolid. Simon Groves, from Monster Race agrees: “Running a road race doesn’t compare to running an obstacle course race over the same distance. On an obstacle course you are challenged in so many different ways. The course will offer so much variety that won’t get a chance to be bored like you can if you are simply running.” One of the great things about obstacle races is that they’re suitable for anyone who wants to get outside and have some fun - it’s important to point out that you don’t need to be a great runner. “As you are stopping and starting due to obstacles your body gets a break from the running and a chance to recharge. That said the better you are at running the easier you will find it,” explains Simon. All races attract a complete mix bag of fitness levels – you’re likely to find a nice eclectic mix that ranges from the super fit elite who want to get a fast time through to gangs in fancy dress who are just aiming to make it to the finish line with their mates. “There’s always lots of students, businesses on team building days, charities and sports people,” says Ashley. The atmosphere at these races is brilliant and there’s so much going on, which is why they make great spectator sports too. “Ninety percent of people do the race in teams, but some do compete as individuals. With some obstacles you need people to help you otherwise it’s impossible to get through, you find lots of strangers helping each other out and great camaraderie,” says Ashley. Simon agrees that tackling
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the course with friends and family adds a whole new level of fun to obstacle races, but tells us that he himself has entered solo at obstacle events around the country. “You will still have lots of fun. These types of events have great atmospheres. You will see complete strangers helping each other get across obstacles.“ “The 2 November 2013 Monster Race at Charlton Park, Swindon, will be our first major event. The event is proving to be very popular. We are anticipating around 1,000 Monsters taking part on the day. Looking forward, we are planning three or four events in 2014. We will be offering the 5k and 10k courses again but are also looking at a longer distances at one of the events for folks that are after that,” says Simon, who also tells us that Monster Race are really pleased with the male to female ratio they have - at the moment the ladies are way ahead in the sign up stakes…. Ashley put on his first race in March this year in Ottery St Mary, Devon, using the same site as Beautiful Days festival and it attracted a whopping 2,500 people. The same number is expected for the next RockSolid race, which is being held in Plymouth’s Newnham Park. “Newnham Park jumped out at us as the terrain is extremely hilly. There are water features, swamps, forest and field – the World Mountain Bike Championship was held there – it’s perfect for us, “ says Ashley enthusiastically. Cancer Research UK are the official charity of RockSolid – Ashley and his team are dedicated to helping them continue to make a world of difference to so many people’s lives – the races are a great way to fundraise, by getting people to sponsor you for completing the race – although of course that is optional. Fancy a free front row ticket to the best action in town? RockSolid are looking for volunteers for manning obstacles on the course at the Plymouth race on August 31st. For info and to sign up email email@example.com
UPCOMING RACES – SIGNUP NOW! 31st August: Rock Solid, Plymouth – www.rocksolidrace.com 21st Sept: Spartan Race, Midlands – www.spartanrace.com 21st Sept: Tough Mudder, Wales – www.toughmudder.co.uk 29th Sept: Men’s Health Survival of the Fittest, Cardiff – www.mhsurvival.co.uk 2nd Nov: Monster Race, Swindon – www.monsterrace.co.uk magazine | 17
Truro tattoo artist, Karl Bowker, of Kamikaze Ink is causing quite a stir in the ink scene, winning an award at the last Plymouth Tattoo Convention and attracting rock ‘n’ roll royalty clients to boot. 247’s Rachael D'Cruze headed to the shop to find out more…
Although I’m no stranger to the odd tattoo shop or two, I admit I do find they can be slightly intimidating places, but I immediately felt at home in Kamikaze Ink. The shop challenges any notions of tattoo shops being dark and dingy, male dominated or intimidating. Martha-Mary who is the shop manager and has just married Karl welcomes me: Kamikaze’s main tattoo artist and owner. The whole place is flooded with natural light, there’s lots of comfy seating and awesome photos of Karl’s work adorn the walls. Karl, who started out working as an operating department practitioner in the NHS (no wonder the studio is so sparkly clean) specialises in black and grey realism. He’s owned Kamikaze Ink for five years and is known best for his portraiture work – he won ‘Best Small Black & Grey Tattoo’ at last year’s Plymouth Tattoo Convention, which attracts a plethora of talented artists and is a great accolade. Welsh post-hardcore rockers, Funeral For A Friend, are known for being heavily tattooed, as well as for being insanely good musicians, having even graced the pages of monthly ink bible, Skin Deep Magazine. Karl first tattooed the band’s bassist, Richard Boucher, at Cardiff Tattoo Convention – a ship and anchor on his leg and his been doing his work since, the latest piece being cameos for his and his fiancé, Rebekah, featuring silhouettes of each other’s faces. It’s not all rock ‘n’ royalty and awards at Kamikaze though – although I was privy to a conversation involving Karl tattooing a rapper at Chris Brown’s house in America… One of the nicest things about the guys at Kamikaze: Martha, Karl, Cess who is doing an apprenticeship there and JayCherry the other resident tattoo artist who specialises in graphic novel type work, script and Polynesian work, is that they are totally down to earth. The shop regularly runs themed tattoo days, where they donate all of the cash raised to charity – last Movember saw a staggering array of tash tatts hit the streets of Truro and Friday 13th saw some kick-ass flash on offer. The next planned charity day will be to raise money for a close friend from Texas who also owns a tattoo shop, who’s been involved with a serious motorbike accident. Like I said, they are good people. Karl offers cosmetic tattooing at Kamikaze too. Martha tells me this came about because she does work with Look Good…Feel Better, (www.lookgoodfeelbetter.co.uk) the 18 |
cancer support charity that helps women manage the visible side effects of cancer treatment, helping out at makeover days as she’s also a trained makeup artist. “A woman said to me she’d love to have her eyebrows tattooed, as the hair in this area sadly often doesn’t grow back, but at between £400 - £500 it was too expensive. From a tattooing point of view there’s no need for it to be so costly, so it’s a service we decided to start offering.” Piercing is also on the menu at Kamikaze Ink, with Karl offering full body piercing and microdermal implants and JayCherry specialising in facial piercings. In fact, as this goes to press Karl and Martha are off to Africa, to help a two guys from Plymouth set up the first ever legal tattoo studio in Mozambique and Karl is going to teach them how to pierce. “They are amazing tattoo artists but have never run their own shop before, so we’ve just over to lend a hand,” says Martha modestly.
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The shop has been a hive of activity today and thoroughly enjoyable place to hang out. There have been back-to-back tattoo appointments for both Karl and JayCherry, a plethora of enquiries in person and by phone, lots of friends just popping in to say hi and chill out for a while and the whirlwind of activity that goes hand in hand with Thursdays as this is when Mathew from Cornwall Tattoo Removal (www.cornwalltattooremoval.co.uk) works from the studio. Although Karl specalises in portraits and black and grey work, we asked him to do a colour cover up of an existing slightly shoddy and faded tattoo (awkward, us? Never…) Karl listened to exactly what we wanted and drew up a beautiful piece that not only covered the old tattoo but brought the piece into the position I wanted it and gave scope for extending it in the future. I can’t recommend his work more. Check out Kamikaze Ink online at www.kamikazeink. com and www.facebook.com/pages/Kamikaze-Ink. Pop in at 4 New Bridge Street, Truro, England or give them a ring on 01872 859267.
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Katy Richards, 23 Tee: Billabong, FlipFlops: Roxy, Jeans: Lee @ Topshop, Iloveboobies charity wristband by Keepabreast
Sarah Thomson, 20 Jeans & Top: Superdry
Tom Houghton, 28 Flip Flops: Havainas, Jeans: Spiderbilt, Tee: Stedman Classic, Shirt: Gul
Jonny Noakes, 22 Shoes: Adidas, Hoody: DC, Jeans: Volcom
Bethany Loft, 18 Cardigan: Marks and Spencer, Shoes: Roxy, Tee:Primark, Beads: Nalu, Skirt: Vintage, Leggings: Topshop
Tim Rowe, 30 Tee & shirt: Animal, Shorts: Hurley, Flip Flops: Fat Face
Catherine Birdsall,30 Jacket:Republic, Leggins: Marks and Spencer, Vest: Primark, Shoes: The Babysham
Rio Silburn, 22 Boots: Ugg, Jeans: Jack Wills, Jumper: Elemant, Scarf: Northshore
Liam Stocks, 23 Shoes: Vans, Jeans: Blue Ink, Tee: Gul, Watch: Diesel
Emma Barraclogh, 24 Vest: Billabong, Flip Flops: O’Neill, Jeans: New Look, Sunglasses: Oakley Autum Hockaday, 16 Hoodie: Topshop, Top: River Island, Leggins: Topshop, Shoes: Converse
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Dale Unnuk, 26 Shoes: DC, Jeans: Volcom, Tee: Ollypop, Hoodie: Big Green Surf School
This month we’re loving Newquay’s fresh surfy vibe…
The Shed Restaurant
This month we’re lovin’ summer salads Falmouth
The Olive Tree
The Shed is best known for its colourful candy accompanied cocktails but this is not all they have to offer; with a strong, varied menu and a very well stocked bar. The décor and lay out is interesting and unusual with a fusion of Hollywood glamour and French shabby chic with inspiration taken from several eras. Staff were friendly and helpful, and the service was quick, there’s also an open kitchen which I always like to see! My friend and I ordered the Greek salad and Caesar salads priced at £9.95 each (+£2 for added bacon). Having never ordered salad before in my life, I wasn’t really sure what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised by the taste sensation that was the combination of fish, chicken and pig. Something I would not have thought could work, but the creaminess of the Caesar dressing and the crisp refreshing taste of the little gem lettuce balanced out the saltiness of the bacon and anchovies perfectly. The parmesan and croutons made it more filling than I’d have expected too. The Greek salad also did not disappoint, with mixed leaves, cherry tomatoes, red onion, incredibly generous helpings of olives, and feta cheese and an accompaniment of delicious herby garlic ciabatta. Well worth trying out if you want a really filling salad. For desert, we had the banoffee pie and Belgium waffles with ice cream- they were sensational and portion sizes were just right. I would highly recommend both!
This superb and brand new vegetarian restaurant, offers meat substitute dishes, burgers, full English fry-ups, mock fish & chips etc., as well as salads - just to dispel age-old clichés about vegetarian food…For my starter I ordered a delicious aubergine & quinoa caviar salad. Obviously it’s not actual caviar: quinoa (pronounced “kinwa“) is similar to couscous and whatever flavouring they used on it is out of this world, trust me! Devine. To continue the salad theme, I went with our dear old friend the halloumi salad. For those not into cheese, halloumi is a Cypriot semi-hard, unripened brined cheese made from a mixture of goat and sheep milk. I’ve had this dish at many eateries in Plymouth, but at Samphire it was the best. Again, the flavouring and the salad dressing take it to another dimension tasty chilli and lemon dressing: that’s the ticket. The sundried tomatoes really soak it up, and the salad leaves are so fresh and crispy, it‘s as if they‘ve just been picked. It came with boiled potatoes, which made a nice change from the usual bread. Samphire is a lovely place to eat, even if you’re not vegetarian. Affordable and tasty food, friendly service and a cheerful, welllit and spacious interior.
I am no stranger to Taunton’s The Olive Tree – their three cheese platter is simply amazing, as is the smoked duck breast platter and pate platter… However, it’s for this very reason that I’ve never sampled a salad there, so I keen to see what was on offer. On the menu, to choose from in terms of salad was seafood, feta and mozzarella. After a little deliberation I decided to go for the Mozzarella and tomato salad. All the food at The Olive Tree is made freshly to order but it was on the table within ten minutes. I got a large plate with a beautifully presented salad of sliced juicy mozzarella, layered with tasty beef tomatoes, spotted with blobs of delicious pesto, olives and divine sun dried tomatoes. I was impressed it hadn’t been bulked out with lettuce and bread, as is often the case when you order a salad. The meal itself was filling and satisfying – it felt like a treat, not a dieter’s option. They key, as I’ve found when I’ve previously eaten at The Olive Tree, is the perfect combination of fresh, top quality ingredients. What more could you want really? The table service was good and my waiter was very friendly. The coffee shop is situated on the first floor, with their well stocked Delicatessen on the ground floor – their homemade bread is delicious, I could resist buying a loaf to take home.
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New Releases Arash Torabi
Scared To Get Happy (Cherry Red) Also called Story of Indie-Pop 1980-89, this 5-disc box-set is a must-have for those wanting to know how it all started. It also hammers home the true meaning of "Indie", which is independent label/ non-mainstream music, as opposed to its wrongful use by lazy journalists who use it to describe any old band that plays guitars! Some bands (Primal Scream, Stone Roses, Jesus and Mary Chain) found commercial success afterwards, but the selections here are from the time they were still underground. Some never found their way to the over ground (Wild Swans, Sea Urchins, Blue Orchids), but still enjoy a cult following. And it comes with a brilliantly written book. Not just a history lesson: this is hours of essential listening.
White Sails White Sails (Ruska Records)
Gentle psych folk with a slight alt-country tinge, from ex members of Mellow Drunk, Dora Flood and The Bias. The guys have been part of the San Francisco Bay's music scene for quite a while, and they show more than just a casual nod to The Clientele: both in the voice and the musical style, particularly in the gentle washes of sound, decorated with mellow slide guitars. Every song on the album is strong, but the lyrics occasionally fall short when they settle for lazy or obvious rhyming. Apart from that, it's just a great hazy, lazy summery record. Sod the weather: whatever happens, however it turns out this year, this will make you feel cosy inside.
Public Service Broadcasting
Inform-Educate-Entertain (Test Card Recordings) Sticking film and TV dialogue over music is an age old idea. Big Audio Dynamite arguably pioneered it, and in the trip-hop boom of the '90s, Depth Charge pretty much perfected it. What Public Service Broadcasting have is a series of thoughtful instrumentals using electronica and live drumming, that "take you on a journey", if you'll pardon the cliché. The highlight is the electro space rock of Spitfire. The album serves its purpose in providing decent instrumental music, and they're obviously good musicians with plenty going on in the creative tank. But if you want to be blown away, you're better off checking out Depth Charge's brilliant 9 Deadly Venoms album.
The Title Sequence Stills (Self-release)
This nostalgic and clever retro-pop album comes from a North London duo who formed when songwriter David Bailey originally intended to record a second solo album, for alternative folk label, Folkwit. Instead he turned to his old friend and producer, Nick Croft and so Stills was created. From the charming psych pop of the opener, Sound, with its majestic strings, to the second song Ashamed, with its jerky rhythm and plodding bass, it's obvious that writing, melody and arrangements are all given high priority. These qualities are abundantly clear in the beautifully orchestrated Etienne. Gentle, thoughtful and imaginative all the way. A winner. The album is available digitally with a limited vinyl run.
New Releases Aldo Vanucci
Mr Benn Shake a Leg Nice Up records
As always I strive for transparency so from the off you need to know I've long been a fan of Mr Benn, especially his cheeky releases. This Bristol legend has delivered one of the best albums in ages and just in time for the British summer and festival season. For those new to him, think reggae and hip hop influences, a keen ear for a hook and production that's hits the spot like an espresso first thing in the morning. Collaborations come from a veritable who's who of MCs Top Cat, Tenor Fly, Emskee, Serocee – the list goes on. Whether you find yourself in a dingy club with a banging sound system or front row at a festival you can be sure this will brighten the place up, if I was Mr Benn I'd be super pleased with myself right now. This is about to become a British classic album, buy it, then buy one for a friend too.
Various Artists Funk Globo Mr Bongo
There was a time when Baile Funk was everywhere, the posh newspapers were doing big articles on it, everyone, his nan and diplo were playing it, every music site was name checking it, now though it's almost like everyone has had their fill and moved on. This album aims to redress the balance. For those that don't know it's basically Brazilian club music originating in the ghetto, so any copyright was up for grabs and lots of the lyrics (if you can understand them) are a little saucy to say the least. While this albums has some great tracks and lots of modern productions (baile trap anyone?), it does seem to lack a little punch. There are at least four or five tracks that I'd play out so if you want some new baile in your life it's definitely worth a look but if you are new to the genre there are better albums to dip your toes into.
Ghostface Killah The Brown Tape Soul Temple
Surely no one can ever have enough of Ghostface, this album came out as a limited edition cassette tape on record store day (who on earth still has a tape deck?!?), so now it gets a proper release on CD and download. It's pretty much what you'd expect, Tony Stark's half rapped half cry'd verses over some killer loops, with that good old soul feel that Rza's would approve of, lot's of crackle for authenticity. For most artists that last description would be a slight on how they haven't moved on or progressed as an artist but with Ghost it's almost like we don't want him to change. So if you like Ghostface, you'll like this and if you never did this probably won't change anything.
Joe Mckee Burning Boy Big Ship records
Never heard of this guy so no preconceptions as to what he should do, first listen was dismissed as a bad mix of Leonard Cohn and Jeff Buckley, without Jeff's range or ability to mesmerise you. After a few more listens though I would still name check the two artists but say that this guy has a real knack for space and feeling amongst all this. The tracks are downbeat with a slight spacey feel and though he's Australian I would say that this would be more at home on a grey day up north than on a sunny beach in Oz. An ex girlfriend of mine once said that British people make better music than Australians because we have such rubbish weather and we stay inside more, if that is true, this guy must be an agoraphobic.
DC Breaks Swag Ram Records
Ultimate DJ tool and dance floor destroyer, the delivery and movement on this bassline is off the hook! DC Breaks making their entry onto the summer of 2013 this release is to be one of their strongest to date. To be honest the intro is pretty basic but once it drops the basic quality is forgotten and you get wrapped up in the aggressive bass hook.
Loadstar ft Jakes Warrior Ram Records
I know it’s a bit late to review this track, and even though it’s been out for the last month by the time you read this… the amount of times I’ve heard this being smashed by every DJ it defiantly deserves a review. The DJ play is ridiculous and the impact on the dance floor is straight up carnage. Jakes delivers some vocal hooks that bring the build up into one epic journey, one thing I remember when I first heard it was I did not expect that on the drop!! Make sure you hearing it if you haven’t already.
Rockwell Detroit Shogun Audio
When MistaJam first played this on 1Xtra it blew up the speakers…The vibe and production, the way the beats bounce of the bassline – everything about this track had been done well. You simply cannot play this at a low level. The structure of this track is different from the rest as well as the vibe, reminds me of 80’s disco then mashed onto a fast past energetic piece of music. Rockwell you smashed it on this one. Sure we won’t hear him make something like this for time.
DJ Hazard Time Tripping Playaz
First heard this tune at Rinseout’s new dawn event in Feb this year, with DJ Marky scratching over the top! Didn’t think much of it at first, but it is certainly a grower. Hazard’s minimal jump up style really does excel on this track and his use of movie sample really sets you up for the rolling drop. Also when you hear this track out it will get reloaded pretty much straight away as the bass tone is always too much. If anything this track is going to set up Hazard to hopefully announce when he is going to drop a release date for his album.
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ANNA VON HAUSSWOLFF Ceremony (City Slang)
If you've had enough of the vacuous antics of Bieber or the emotional void that is reality TV then dip a toe into the none-more-solemn world of Swedish songstress, Anna Von Hausswolff. Hers is a world of funereal gravitas, where church organs, minimal percussion, elongated passages and ghostly vocal emissions weave themselves around the darkest recesses of your soul. Like Kate Bush singles played at 33rpm, the likes of 'Deathbed' still work emotional wonders, it just takes some time for them to get there. Thankfully, the lovely 'Mountains Crave' and 'Sova' afford a splash of contrast. Footnote: Hausswolff recently posed in a Burzum t-shirt. Burzum is neo-Nazi and convicted murderer, Varg Vikernes, black metal project. No-one said she was perfect.
The Distance Is So Big (Bridge Nine) Steadily forging their unique take on indie-pop for the best part of a decade, New York trio, Lemuria, have warbled their honest wiles into the hearts of all but the criminally callous. Their third platter finds them dialling in extra portions of light and shade, with Sheena Ozzella's pleasing vocal cadences in fine fettle, resulting in clever vignettes like 'Brilliant Dancer', 'Chihuly' and the brilliantly titled 'Congratulations Sex' – songs that straddle the line between twee and tangential yet never fall from grace. If Edie Brickell had cut her teeth on the punk rock underground this might be the result: a sunny yet reflective disposition undercut by an unforced rock'n'roll psyche. Summer's here, then.
GRANT HART The Argument (Domino)
If you don't know who Hüsker Dü are you deserve to be pistol-whipped. Along with The Descendents they were melodic punk rock trailblazers, long before your Green Days and Nirvanas loomed into view. Grant Hart was the band's drummer and co-songwriter. This, his fourth solo effort, is a winner on so many levels. A concept album based on John Milton's Paradise Lost and inspired by his buddy, William Burroughs, 'The Argument' covers more sonic and sociological ground than most bands manage in their whole career. From Bowie-esque psychodrama (‘Awake, Arise!’) to scrambled anti-folk (‘If We Have The Will’) and post-Velvet Underground genius (‘Is The Sky The Limit?’), the only thing Hart doesn't do is milk his former glories.
It's 1983, Grow Up (Black Tent Press) Canada is serving up some tasty treats once again. This time we have gender-bending anarchonihilist quartet, Fist City, who manage to sound Vice-friendly, grimy, poptastic and melancholic all at once; like Black Lips sharing a beach-front margarita with Sonic Youth. When you figure in that vocalist Kier Griffiths is on her way to becoming a him, and that the band are Christian-baiting adventurists with a keen sense of neurosis, it all becomes very alluring indeed. Furthermore, 'Endless Bummer' and 'Spit' are where Dick Dale surf meets Fugazi furrowed brow – a quite logical meeting of disparate styles with added substance. Therein lies Fist City's strength, to condense the subcultural sounds of the city into a forwardthinking, positive whole. www.247magazine.co.uk
Summon The Faithless (Relapse) I don't know about you but it's not often I find any creature (or myself) 'In A Frightful State Of Gnawed Dismemberment' but there's a first for everything I guess. With a title like that you might, therefore, be forgiven for thinking that this band dabble in Cannibal Corpse style ultra-noise, but thankfully the Portland quartet are more attracted to the roomy, B-downtuned growl of Black Tusk, Kylesa et al. 'Greed Is Your Horse' relies on nothing more cerebral than the earthy tug of throbbing guitars and old familiar metal tropes that revolve around scattershot drumming and duelling guitars. While vocalist, E Olson's dynamic and invasive growl prevents the sludgy 'Water Under A Burning Bridge' from devouring itself completely.
Trouble Is A Lonesome Town (Side One Dummy)
In 1963, Lee Hazlewood released a concept album ‘Trouble Is A Lonesome Town’ – solo prairie strumalongs peppered with a narrative concerning the antics of the residents of Trouble (like a musical version of Dukes Of Hazard but not for kids). 50 years later, a motley crew of country-philes dedicated to unearthing forgotten classics, henceforth known as Thriftstore Masterpiece, have resurrected it, splashing the original's tweeness with a little irony while remaining faithful to the concept. The brainchild of Charles Normal, this is the first of many intended resurrections, and features the voices of Pete Yorn, Frank Black (and his eight-year old son), Isaac Brock from Modest Mouse, Courtney Taylor and Eddie Argos among others. What's not to like?
Pelon Juuret (Relapse)
Kraemer + Niereich Feat. Marc Acardipane We Have Arrived 2013 [Construct Rhythm]
This was always going to win favour with me to be honest. I have played the Miro mix of this track more times than I have actually had hot dinners. Rightly so as well, it is a fierce monster of a track that has this noise that sounds like a decapitated windscreen wiper as the pinnacle of the tune. The original mix that came out in 1992 and launched the well reknowned Industrial Strength also is equally sublime. However, giving the track a long overdue and very complimentary twist are Kraemer + Niereich, and they offer two interpretations that are meticulously deep and clanking, but stay true to the original. This one will stay in my record box all summer.
Rydel + Bloody J Instant Classic [Yin Yang]
There appears to be quite an influx of old skool rave sounds and synths in techno of late, which when combined with pristine kick drums and deep subby basslines work well, and the latest monster on Pedro Delgardo's Yin Yang imprint mixes the old and new influences perfectly. It's specifically the Mika mix that does it for me, and as I write, Mika's version of 'Instant Classic' was one of the most in demand tracks at recent gigs both in Manchester and techno haven Glasgow. The sheer funky hypnotic vibes drive this one along, and when a chord stab sounding like it could be from a Dave Angel or a Re-Load record comes into the mix this is really effective record.
A. Paul - Meltdown (AnGy KoRe Mix) [Onh-cet]
D-beat hardcore nastiness abounds on Finnish The label name here sparked a bit of a discussion loose cannons, Unkind's sixth long player. But it's when hosting the Liquid Pulse Techno Sessions not all vein-bursting angst here. Like kindred spirits, radio show on Eat Music, but the results were quite Envy, the band's fondness for abyss-teetering hilarious, it took us a good half an hour to realise post-rock means that they indulge in periods of that this Portugese imprint (ran by Naked Lunch's elongated introspective moodscapery like 'Viallinen' legendary A. Paul) was simply 'Techno' backwards from time to time. But it's not long before they're and not the 'On Ket' we initially took it to mean. rapidly shifting through the gears and giving the likes Stupidity aside, Italy's AnGy KoRe's mix is fiercely of Tragedy and Disfear a good run for their money brutal, and despite not being too pacey, has pride on the terrifyingly beautiful 'Laki'. Things close of place both in techno and hard trance sets and is unexpectedly with 'Saattokoti' – an alluring paean very effective when pitched up. The twisted siren riff that takes Woven Hand's gothic Americana, replete and intricate percussion work wonders here and this with ghostly banjo, and drags it through black mud has received a fair few plays when building sets. for five minutes. Hopefully this tangential exploration is a sign of things to come.
BLACK TUSK Tend No Wounds (Relapse)
These Southern redneck fucks are the kind of guys who would probably firebomb a vegan convention in their lunch-break but their brand of punk-metal swamp-rock is mighty, magnificent and worth the carnage. These six songs, designed to keep you satiated 'til the next long player drops, feature the likes of 'The Weak And The Wise' – a welcome deviation from the band's usual dumb-and-dumber approach to rock'n'roll. It appears that labelmates, Baroness, and their mindful innovations have rubbed off on them. Admittedly, if Black Tusk had an IQ, it probably wouldn't be much larger than their cowboy boot size. But their common-sense hard rock groove doesn't want to be judged, it wants to be devoured. Tuck in.
Remix Ep 01 [Filth Infatuated Digital] Regular readers to this page should be aware of these guys. They hail from Bridgwater and I have been actively supporting their material since the label began, but this one is something special indeed. Deciding to get four spiffing remixes of past releases, all four were burnt onto CD and immediately played. Kicking things off are the ever wicked 'The Anxious' (Mark EG + Chrissi) who deliver a rip roaring version of 'Yellow Lines' that takes no prisoners. Marcello Perri's take on 'Memoria' is also another dark destroyer. Slovenia's Veztax funks things up with his mix of 'Discojack' but the one that steals the show is Wakefield's Jon Nuccle who turns Kev D's 'Tortured' into a pure aggressive funktastic monster.
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Compiled by our very own culture vulture, Alan Butler
Compiled by our resident film buff, John Barker
MONSTERS UNIVERSITY 3D Released: 12 July 2013 Dir: Dan Scanlon Starring: Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi and Helen Mirren 2012/US/TBC
This prequel to the Pixar animated hit sees Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan during their frat days at Monsters University. Back in the day these two wisecracking monsters couldn't stand each other. The film tells the story of to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends. Expect to see eye-popping 3D visuals, smart references to Pixar’s back catalogue, and the comedic pairing of Crystal and Goodman adding that all important appeal to the older members of the audience.
THEATRE 18 – 20 July Plymouth THE EDGE, TR2 via Theatre Royal, Royal Parade, 01752 267222, theatreroyal.com, 7.45pm, £5 - £8
Are we in control of who we are? Do we create our own identity? Or is our identity imposed upon us, perhaps sometimes against our will? Our Space is an emerging theatre company that aims to challenge perceptions of social exclusion. Members come from all walks of life, some of whom have faced challenges in their lives; all of whom have a passion for making theatre. Working collaboratively with director Lee Hart, Our Space brings us this newly devised piece tackling identity COMEDY
11 – 13 July, Exeter SOME LIKE IT HOTTER, Exeter Northcott, Stocker Road, Exeter, 01392 493493, exeternorthcott. com, 7.30pm, £12.50 - £20.50 Welcome to the most surprising comeback in entertainment history. It's April 2013. Funny man Jack Lemmon and the incomparable Marilyn Monroe are reunited with Hollywood heart-throb Tony Curtis. But where exactly are they and what the hell is going on? This fast moving, fantasy comedy whisks the three screen icons back to their most beautiful, sexy and hilarious selves in a once-in-an-(after)-lifetime’s opportunity to rub shoulders with the stars. Daring dialogue, razor-sharp wisecracks and sparkling musical numbers make a snappy musical comedy that looks wryly at the power of celebrities over the public – both in life and death. …now that’s entertainment!
15 – 20 July Truro PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, Hall for Cornwall, Black Quay, TR1 2LL, 01872 262466, hallforcornwall.co.uk 7.30pm, £18 - £42 Direct from the West End and based on the smash-hit movie, Priscilla is the heartwarming, uplifting adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they had ever dreamed of. With a dazzling array of outrageous Olivier and Tony award-winning
costumes and a hit parade of dancefloor favourites including It’s Raining Men, I Will Survive, Hot Stuff, Finally, Boogie Wonderland, Go West, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, and I Love The Nightlife, this wildly fresh and funny musical is a journey to the heart of fabulous!
19 July – 31 August, Exeter I AM AN ALGORITHM, Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Exeter, 01392 667080, exeterphoenix.org. uk 10am – 5.30pm, Admission Free I Am Algorithm continues Charlie Tweed’s exploration of the human desire to control and systematise the natural world, and how new technologies have instilled a complex form of social control over populations in both the physical and virtual sphere. Tweed works largely with appropriated material which is re-filmed and re-contextualised, adding narratives that obscure the film’s original source, location and authorship. It is uncertain whether the places or events depicted occur in the past, present or future, or in some kind of parallel existence. He exposes the physicality and materiality of the virtual by undermining its invisibility and focusing on the data centres, cabling, codecs and base materials through which it exists.
20 -21 July, Bristol SOFIA NATIONAL BALLET’S SWAN LAKE, Bristol Hippodrome, 10 St Augustines Parade, 0844 8713012, bristolhippodrome.org.
uk, 7.30pm, £10.90 - £32.90 The greatest romantic ballet of all time is brought to life by Tchaikovsky’s haunting and unforgettable score. From the impressive splendour of the Palace ballroom to the moon-lit lake where swans glide in perfect formation, this compelling tale of tragic romance has it all. From Odile, the temptress in black tulle as she seduces the Prince by spinning with captivating precision to the spellbound purity of the swan queen, Odette as she flutters with emotional intensity, the dual role of Odette/Odile is one of ballet’s most unmissable technical challenges.
22 – 27 July, Truro THE PITMAN PAINTERS, Hall for Cornwall, Black Quay, TR1 2LL, 01872 262466, hallforcornwall. co.uk 7.30pm, £11 - £24 Following sell-out seasons at the National Theatre and written by the creator of the worldwide sensation Billy Elliot, The Pitmen Painters has received huge critical acclaim and won the Evening Standard award for Best New Play. In 1934, a group of Ashington miners hired a professor to teach an art appreciation evening class. Rapidly abandoning theory in favour of practice, the pitmen began to paint. Within a few years the most avant-garde artists became their friends and their work was acquired by prestigious collections; but every day they worked, as before, down the mine. A humorous, deeply moving and timely look at art, class and politics.
Until 24 August Plymouth STORIES FROM THE STORES, Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, Drake Circus, 01752 304774, Plymouth.gov.uk/ museumpcmag, Admission Free See a real store recreated in the museum’s gallery as they carry out the largest review of their social history collection yet attempted. The collection includes a wide variety of items relating to peoples’ daily lives and features over 5,000 objects, ranging from fragments of buildings, televisions, radios, gas cookers to marbles and make up. On certain days you’ll be able to see the curators and conservators at work in the exhibition space and there will also be a number of opportunities for visitors to get involved. Come in and look at the objects the museum care for, write your own labels for them and give them your opinions on what you think they should be collecting.
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BREATHE IN (TBC) Released: 19 July
PACIFIC RIM (3D) Released: 12 July 2013
Dir: Guillermo Del Toro, Starring: Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Charlie Humman, Ron Perlman In this clever twist on the invasion movie, horrible beasties are awakened from the earth’s core and start off small by destroying the odd aircraft carrier before moving onto the densely populated cities. The human race formulates its own plan to take on these mega-monsters using giant robots piloted by humans. This should be a fantastic fun and although it looks a little bit like a videogame Del Toro’s talents should ensure a great experience.
THE WORLD'S END (TBC) Released: 19 July, Dir: Edgar Wright Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Paddy Considine and Martin Freeman, 2012/UK/TBC 20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hell bent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are dragged around a seemingly endless number of their home town pubs with the climax being the fabled pub, The World's End. But in a weird twist of fate Armageddon approaches and the five friends literally find themselves at the end of the world.
NOW YOU SEE ME (12A)
THE FROZEN GROUND (15)
THE WOLVERINE (3D) Released: 25
Dir: Drake Doremus Starring: Guy Pearce, Felicity Jones, Amy Ryan, 2012/US/98 min Keith Reynolds (Guy Pearce) is a high school music teacher who never realised his youthful goal of becoming a professional musician. Life got in the way and marriage and kids put the dream on the backburner while he and wife Megan (Amy Ryan) moved to the suburbs to raise their daughter Lauren (Mackenzie Davis). Their lives are turned upside down when Sophie, an 18-year-old British exchange student (Felicity Jones), comes to stay. Keith cannot resist her charms and they begin a passionate affair.
Released: 3 July Dir: Louis Leterrier Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco and Michael Caine 2013/US/115 min Comic caper sees four magicians each answer a mysterious summons to an obscure address with secrets inside. A year later, they are the Four Horseman, big time stage illusionists who climax their sold out Las Vegas show with a real bank robbery. This puts agents Dylan Rhodes of the FBI and Alma Vargas of Interpol on the case to find out how they did it. However, this mystery proves difficult to solve even with the insights of the professional illusion exposer, Thaddeus Bradley. www.247magazine.co.uk
Released: 19 July Dir: Scott Walker Starring: Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, Vanessa Hudgens, Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson, 2012/US/105 min An Alaskan State Trooper called Jack Halcombe (Nic Cage) partners with a young woman who escaped the clutches of serial killer Robert Hansen (John Cusack) to bring the murderer to justice. This represents a return to form for Nic Cage whose acting muscles get a flexing rather than his now rather tired action “guns” in this interesting Fargo-light tale.
July, Dir: James Mangold Starring: Hugh Jackman, Famke Janssen and Will Yun Lee 2012/US/TBC In modern day Japan, Wolverine is out of his depth in an unknown world as he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before. magazine | 27
Gig Guide Bristol Thu 04 July SNARKY PUPPY Colston Hall 2, 7pm, £12/£10 in adv. Like the bands motto, Snarky Puppy make music “for your brain and booty
Fri 05 July DUTTY GIRL PRESENTS Start the Bus 10pm-3am, £2 90's jam all night with Anarkali Elektra, A.Milli aka Milly Holiday, Diss Miss & SafeSoul.
Sat 06 July LOOSE LIP PRESENTS Start the Bus 10pm-3am £2. Martipants, Kid Manners & Coco the Clown. THE EGG Thekla 7pm £9. dance technicians - playing live massive electronic, rock, funk and house inspired dance music, with video triggers, samples and live and vocoder vocals.
Mon 08 July START THE BUS LIVE Start the Bus 8pm311pm £free. Raglans & Tail Feather.
Fri 12 July BAM MARGERA (FROM JACKASS IS F*CKFACE UNSTOPPABLE) O2 Academy 6.30pm, £tbc. With the band covering classics from bands like Turbonegro, Clutch and Bloodhound Gang, interspersed with a blend of their own unique tracks. DRONE SOUL Louisiana 7.30pm, £5. Support fromVents & Kitchenettes. DELGARD The Fleece 7.30pm £5 in adv. Local showcase night with other bands playing Sam Evans, Ayre Point & The Liberators. JONNY WOO The Exchange 9pm, £10 Supported by My Bad Sister, MC Gaff E & Mark Moore DISCO BISCUITS Start the Bus 10pm-3am £3/£2. Mike Gill, Nick Ilkin, Olliewood Disco & Michael Xavier & Hywel Gregory. HALF PINT The Trinity 10pm-4am, £15 Cutting his teeth at some of Jamaica's premier sounds (Jammy's amongst many others) Half Pint emerged at the dawn of of the digital-dancehall era. Storming onto the scene in 1983 he went on to release a slew of hits from 'Mr Landlord' to 'Substitute Lover' and UK favourite 'Greetings'. With only three UK dates in the diary this promises to be one of the reggae events of the year. Support from Stikki Tantafari, Stryda, Danman, Evermoor Sound, Lionpulse Soundsystem and Eat your Green residents.
Sat 13 July THE LUCID DREAM Louisiana 7.30pm, £8 in adv. The long-awaited debut album, ‘Songs Of Lies and Deceit’ is out now. ALABAMA 3 The Fleece 7.30pm £16.50 adv. Alabama 3 Acoustic and Unplugged is a four-piece outfit consisting of Rock Freebase (guitar), Larry Love (vocals), Aurora Dawn (vocals), and Harpo Strangelove (harmonica). With this line up they bring a whole new dimension to the songs made famous by Alabama 3. SEPREVATION Exchange, 3.30pm, £10. Supported by Reign of Fury, Primital, Fire of Tartus, Tempestora, Parasitized, One for Sorrow & Welcome Back Delta. LOOSE LIP PRESENTS Start the Bus 10pm-3am £4/£3. Friends and No Ceremony playing live.
Sun 14 July RICKY WARWICK & ACOUSTIC TV The Fleece 7.30pm £10 in adv.TRicky Warwick (Black Star Riders / Thin Lizzy / The Almighty) Tony Wright (Terrorvision) - Presenting Acoustic TV (with Milly from Terrorvision) Acoustic On Tour July 2013 Ricky Warwick is one of the UK’s best-loved rock frontmen. Support from Mark Curran. ROOM 94 O2 Academy 6pm, £tbc. Four piece pop rock band. HARRY GOLD Louisiana 7.30pm, £5. Support from Matthew Jack, CA & Cal Hillan. RETOX Exchange, 6pm, £7. Supported by Bastions, Pariso, Zeus!, Svalbard, Exhaustion, The Break Out & Downard.
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AMANDA PALMER & THE GRAND THEFT ORCHESTRA O2 Academy 7pm, £tbc. Hot off the heels of SXSW 2013 that saw Amanda Palmer duet with longtime hero, Billy Bragg -- Amanda and her raucous crew, The Grand Theft Orchestra, embark on a European tour.
Tues 16 July WARM SODA Louisiana 7.30pm, £7 in adv. Perfecting the blend of glitter and grime that earned Bare Wires a soft spot in the hearts of the bubblegum-popping, foot-stomping masses, Matthew Melton joins with bassist Chase Oren, guitarist Rob Good, and drummer Ian McBrayer as Warm Soda. START THE BUS LIVE Start the Bus 8pm11pm £free. New Young Pony Club playing live - a five-piece rock band who’s kick-ass peformances need to be seen to be believed. Their influences are prominently from postpunk and New Wave. EMILYS ARMY Thekla (Top Deck), 7pm, £6. “Don’t Be a Dick!” Words of wisdom from the mouth of new teenage pop punk band Emily’s Army. Influenced by the rich East Bay music scene, Gilman Street, classic power pop, and garage rock, Emily’s Army craft heartfelt teenage anthems dealing in cautionary tales, politics, and the pressures of adolescence. Support from Smile, Look Alive. BLACK SEEDS Thekla, 7.30pm, £12.50. With gold and double-platinum selling albums in New Zealand and several years of successful touring, Wellington-based 8-piece The Black Seeds have been winning over fans with their unique blend of reggae, dub, funk and soul since their formation in 1997. Support from Babyhead DJ's.
Weds 17 July FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS The Fleece 7.30pm £7 in adv. FVK began, as legends do tend to begin, in a small not particularly mind-blowing district of our fair isle. Five whippersnappers of similar age, found each other amidst the inertia of modern living and forged friendships through shared inspirations and aspirations. Supported by Ashestoangels & Her Dark Embrace. MELVINS ENDLESS RESIDENCY - DAY FOINAVON Louisiana 7.30pm, £5 in adv. Supported by Kalu Kalae, The Blush & Turbo Island. JURASSIC 5 O2 Academy 7pm, £SOLD OUT
Thurs 18 July DARK DARK DARK The Fleece, 7.30pm, £10 in adv. Who Needs Who, the new album by Dark Dark Dark, is a stirring and rich body of songs that sees the band breaking ground, and settling into the strengths of a quintet that has worked incredibly hard, both on the road and in their personal lives. METAL TO THE MASSES The Exchange 7.30pm, £5 Final of this competition. TAFFY The Thunderbolt 7.30pm, £tbc Japanese four-piece known for their intoxicating, well-crafted bubblegum pop, shoegaze and psych combo, their second album ‘Lixiviate’ is out now and the tracks illustrate the band’s knack for writing diverse, catchy songs akin to Shonen Knife, The Apples In Stereo and Kenickie. BETH ROWLAY Louisiana 7.30pm, £10 in adv. EDWARD SHARPE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROS The Trinity 9pm, £tbc SJM presents LA 11-piece psych-hearted sunshine-pop band (LIVE) BERES HAMMOND O2 Academy 8pm, £tbc Reggae artist Beres Hammond, who has received praise from the likes of Rihanna, Drake and The Roots, brings his crooning classics to Bristol.
Fri 19 July THE CHASE The Fleece, 7.30pm, £5 in adv. Supported by Zoot, Amity, Fat Pedro & Harry Swann - local band showcase night. DINOSAUR Louisiana 7.30pm, £7 in adv. Formed by Matt Bigland in 2007, Dinosaur Pile-Up are an English alternative rock band, often compared with the Seattle grunge scene of the early 90s. BIMThe Exchange 7.30pm, £5 Supported by Lifecycle & Playhead BRISTOL LIVE MAGAZINE LAUNCH PARTY Start the Bus 10pm-3am £3/£2. Bristol’s new music aficionados Fear Of Fiction throw a huge party in aid of a new twist on their monthly magazine.
Sat 20 July THE HEAVY BRAKES Louisiana 7.30pm, £5 in adv. THEY WILL ROCK YOU (QUEEN TRIBUTE BAND) The Fleece, 7.30pm, £8 in adv. Supported by Ten Percenter & The Blush. MIND FOR MURDER The Exchange 7pm, £5 Support from Brave The Fall & Bloodlung. LOOSE LIPS SUMMER SPECIAL Start the Bus 8pm-11pm £4/£3/£2. La Shark, Aztecs, Towers & Moon Club all playing live.
Sun 21 July RUCKUS COLLECTIVE Stag and Hounds 8.30pm, £free. Support from Boys in the Wood & Sneak Eazies. PRINCESS CHELSEA Louisiana 7.30pm, £7 adv. Princess Chelsea is the recording project of New Zealand based composer, Chelsea Nikkel. Nikkel has spent the better part of her twenties developing her production and engineering skills and the result is her debut ‘Lil’ Golden Book’ – a home experiment that has been called “a triumph of high concept production”. SCOTT JAMES Louisiana 7.30pm, £5. Support from The Revolution, Sam Eason, Hayley Chillcott & Eddy Hill. MASSIVE 20 ACT ACOUSTIC ALL DAYER The Fleece, 7.30pm, £5 in adv. Bands playing include Joshua Milton, Katrina Berry, Alex Priddice, Sean Heath, Leigh Hosken, Reckless Princess, Forever Young, Criag Priddice, Michael Foxall-Smith and many more. INGEST The Exchange 7pm, £5 Supported by Amputated, Vyral, Rise of an Empire & Bound by Exile. HALLAM LONDON - SHAKESPEARE'S SONNETS Colston Hall - Hall 2 7.30pm, £5 From Shakespeare’s ageless and magnificent sonnets, Hallam London creates stunning contemporary pop songs.
Mon 22 July BOBBY CONN The Fleece, 7.30pm, £10 in adv. WINTERSUN O2 Academy 7pm, £20 After unleashing their second full length album TIME I in 2012, metal band Wintersun will take you on an epic journey through the doors of time. WE ARE SCIENTISTS Thekla, 7.30pm, £13.50. Their new, not-yet-titled album was recorded in New York City over the last year with Chris Coady (Smith Westerns, Beach House, Gang Gang Dance, Blonde Redhead). It’s their best so far. HELLO LAZARUS The Exchange 7.30pm, £4 Supported by Scream Shout & Sleeping Lessons.
Tues 23 July ASH GURNWALD Thekla, 7.30pm, £15. This Australian musician has a strong international reputation based on his energetic live shows and blistering festival performances. His blues are propelled by driving dancefloor rhythms, buoyed by hip hop beats and slammed by the dubstep crunch. Support from Matthew P and Polly Money. THE HOT 8 BRASS BAND The Fleece, 7.30pm, £10 in adv. Based in their home city of New Orleans, Louisiana, the Hot 8 Brass Band was founded in 1995 by Bennie "Big Peter" Pete (tuba). The original members were drawn from the Looney Tunes Brass Band and the High Steppers Brass Band. The troupe blends marching music with hip-hop, jazz and funk. SIX BY SEVEN Louisiana 7.30pm, £10 adv. DON JUAN The Exchange 7.30pm, £5 Supported by Heavy on the Ride.
Wed 24 July ALIVE & REMAIN The Fleece, 7.30pm, £5 in adv. Supported by The Light Grenades, Mark Pontin Group & Heros & Idols - local band showcase night. JACKAL PARTY Louisiana 7.30pm, £5 adv. Support from Go-X, Standing by Statues, Stands to Reason & Highlives. KATCHAFIRE The Exchange 7.30pm, £12.50 Supported by Ben Russell & The Charmers. MAIS UM! Colston Hall - Hall 2 8pm, £12.50 Acclaimed Brazilian label Mais Um Disco present a night of brand-new music from three of its most exciting artists.
Thu 25 July
SON OF DAVE The Fleece, 7.30pm, £10 adv. Dr NUT Louisiana 7.30pm, £5 Supported by The Brackets, Iran Iran & Milo's Planes. LOCAL BAND SHOWCASE Start the Bus 8pm-11pm £free. Local Bands - three bands expected to go places next year. SAM BRADLEY Thekla (Top Deck), 7pm, £7. Heavily influenced by Americana music due to his mother’s love for it Sam also brings elements of folk, rock, soul and country to his music.
Fri 26 July WESTERN STAR RECORDS 10th BIRTHDAY ALL DAYER - PSYCHOBILLY The Fleece, 6pm, £16 in adv. First day of this weekender with bands playing including Frenzy, Luna Vegas, The Bad Detectives and more. WE LIKE TO PARTY Start the Bus 10pm3am £3/£2. House party with Parker and Moneyshot RUMOUR MILL Thekla, 7.30pm, £5. True punks straight out of St. Albans. With their debut album 'Thunder + Enlightening' on its way, these guys are set for big things. Supported by Jesse Ventura & EXM. BLACK ELEPHANT Louisiana 7.30pm, £5 adv. Blending Alternative Sounds with Murderous Guitar hooks and haunting vocals. Black Elephant is a Dark trip into a wave of psychedelic Stoner Rock that shakes the room harder than that big ass T-rex did in Jurrasic Park 1 – yes my friends SAVAGE! ATTENTION THIEVES The Exchange 7.30pm, £7
Sat 27 July HARBOURSIDE FESTIVAL Louisiana all £free. Line-up TBC WESTERN STAR RECORDS 10th BIRTHDAY ALL DAYER - ROCKOBILLY The Fleece, 3pm, £18 in adv. Second day of this weekender with bands playing including Jack Rabbit, Slim, Rusti Steel & The Star Tones, The Wolftones and more. LOOSELIP HARBOURSIDE AFTER PARTY Start the Bus 10pm-3am £free. Disco parry with Fort Romeau, OOFT & Ollywood providing the tunes.
Sun 28 July HARBOURSIDE FESTIVAL Louisiana all £free. Line-up TBC 12 BAND INDIE/ALT ROCK ALL DAYER The Fleece, 1.30pm, £5 in adv. Bands playing include The Unprofessionals, Dawn Chorus Ignites, The Caspiens, Pembleton, The Rejects and many more.
Mon 29 July LEMURIA The Exchange 7pm, £6 Supported by OK Pilot, Mine, Personal Best & Cycle Schmeichal. BIM Louisiana 7.30pm, £5 in adv. Supported by Molly Hickey, Tom Scriven & Taking Chances (Acoustic set)
Tue 30 July VALIS ABLAZE The Exchange 7.30pm, £5 Supported by Cruelty Circuit, Fall of the Archetype, AMWR, Koshiro, This Ship Is Ours, Lower The Flags & Sleeping Through Disaster. IN THE PACIFIC Louisiana 7.30pm, £5 in adv. Supported by Fires, Inner Jungle & Raising Tension. SENSER The Fleece, 7.30pm, £10 in adv. Senser are currently working on a brand new album due for release in early 2013 incorporating their unique fusion of rock, metal, hiphop and alternative electronica, staying true to the sound they have been producing since 1989.
Wed 31 July EYEHATEGOD The Fleece, 7.30pm, £12 in adv. American band from New Orleans, founded by Jimmy Bower and a different line up in 1988. As one of the most influential bands to come from NOLA, they have noted Black Flag, The Melvins and Black Sabbath as a domineering and significant influence to their sound today. Supported by The Gates of Slumber. FIRE AT WILLIAM Louisiana 7.30pm, £5 in adv. Supported by (In Brackets) & SOH CAH TOA. ANTA The Exchange 7.30pm, £5 Supported by Pigshackle & Anthroprophh.
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Gig Guide Devon Wed 03 July Plymouth
CAFE ACOUSTICA B-Bar, Castle St, Barbican, 8.30pm, £free. Fortnightly showcase of unplugged talent, hosted by singer-songwriter Jessie Mullen.
Thu 04 July Exeter
LIVE MUSIC AT THE PICTURE HOUSE Exeter Picturehouse, 8.30pm, £free.
Fri 05 July Bideford
BASIL BLUES BAND Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £3 in adv Madcap antics and wierd covers.
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.
THIRST 4 LIVE Thirst, Vauxhall St, 9pm, £2 from 11pm. dBs LIVE / THE HUB OPENING NIGHT Bath Place, 7.30pm, £4. The reopening of this venue with live music from James Robinson & The Long Time Dead.
Sat 06 July Bideford
BOM BOOM ROOM Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £16 in adv Wendy May's ska, soul & R'n'B night.
THE COMPUTERS Exeter Phoenix, 8pm, £8/£6 This Exeter quintet’s sound lies somewhere inbetween Elvis Costello and The Attractions and Black Flag, with some Rocket From The Crypt thrown in for good measure! TATTY HAT The Revelry, 4 The Quay, 8pm, £tbc
Wed 10 July Bideford
WE THE ISLES Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £3 Local band.
Thu 11 July Exeter
LIVE MUSIC AT THE PICTURE HOUSE Exeter Picturehouse, 8.30pm, £free.
Cornwall £10. 2013 marks the 5th anniversary of Reign of Fury vocalist Bison Steed's recovery from testicular cancer. In recognition of those who saved him, those who have suffered like him, and those who can avoid the same ordeal, the band are on a UK tour in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust to raise funds and more importantly awareness of testicular cancer. Support comes from Mad Hatter 2.0, Cambion & Huron.
Sun 21 July
Tue 16 July
HEAVENS BASEMENT Cavern, Queen St, 8pm, £8 British hard rock band formed in 2008 and signed with Red Bull Records. Filthy Empire, the band's debut full length album, was released on February 4th, 2013 to excellent reviews including KKKK from Kerrang and entered the BBC Rock Album Chart at No. 9 in the UK - see our interview with them in this issue.
ASHESTOANGELS White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station 7.30pm, £10/£5. A five piece Goth / Punk Rock band from Bristol.
Thu 18 July EXETER
BLACK DOG 4 Mama Stones 10pm, £tbc. Come and rock your socks off with this high energy band. KATRIONA GILMORE & JAMIE ROBERTS Exeter Phoenix, 8pm, £10. BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award nominees Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts combine astounding laptapping guitar, fiery fiddle and their trademark harmonies with considerable songwriting talent to make a truly distinctive sound. LIVE MUSIC AT THE PICTURE HOUSE Exeter Picturehouse, 8.30pm, £free.
DENNIS ELLSWORTH B-Bar, Castle St, Barbican, 8pm, £8. Americana artiste.
MAFIA 4 Mama Stones 10pm, £tbc. Previously Mafia Babies now with added bass and drums a amazing thing has just got more amazing. Support from Nemo Jones. THE CHARITY CHOP SOUND SYSTEM The Revelry, 4 The Quay, 8pm, £tbc
LOST IN SPACE B-Bar, Castle St, Barbican, 9pm, £3. Seven piece party band.
Sat 13 July Bideford
METALLICA RELOADED Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £3. Tribute band, support from Ninepeace.
MAMMOUTH Mama Stones 10pm, £tbc. A night of Funk and Soul classic’s let the groovy sounds get you moving with support from Dan Crisp. THE SKULLS KIDS The Revelry, 4 The Quay, 8pm, £tbc
KORN AGAIN White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station 8pm, £5.
Sun 14 July Plymouth
HEADBANGERS BALLS TOUR White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station 7.30pm,
LEMURIA Cavern, Queen St, 8pm-2.30am, £6 in adv. Indie/punk rock band from Buffalo, New York formed in 2004. Lemuria has recently released their "The First Collection" EP compilation and the LP, "Get Better". They always pack the Cavern out so I'm looking forward to seeing them on a Saturday. Support from Muncie Girls. HOUSE BAND FEAT LEIGH COLEMAN Mama Stones 10.30pm, £tbc. A busy night of Funk and Soul with the main man himself Soulman Coleman with support from Luke Friend.
Fri 19 July
SAM WELBOURNE Plough Arts Centre 8pm, £tbc.
Mon 15 July
Fri 12 July SMOKESTACK SHAKERS Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £8. Seven piece reggae, ska and blues band from Bristol.
CROOKED LITTLE SONS Cavern, Queen St, 8pm, £free What better way to start the summer holidays off than a FREE show hosted by Exeter locals Crooked Little Sons. If you like Punk, Rock, Blues, Alternative or anything in-between, come down to catch some amazing bands from across the south and south west for completely free! Support comes from Lower Lands, The Blowouts, Pirate Copy & Ben Broncos.
9 YARDS Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £10. Puop covers band
SESSION ONE Mama Stones 10.30pm, £tbc. Guaranteed to get you moving around the dance floor with support from Jess Mc’allister PAPER AEROPLANES Exeter Phoenix, 8pm, £6/£5. Paper Aeroplanes is Sarah Howells and Richard Llewellyn. Their musical partnership began six years ago in small town West Wales and this year released a minialbum We are Ghosts to critical acclaim. BARELY LEGIT The Revelry, 4 The Quay, 8pm, £tbc
TANGO SONORO B-Bar, Castle St, Barbican, 9pm, £3. Live Tango band.
GYPFUNK Plough Arts Centre 8.30pm, £tbc.
Sat 20 July Bideford
TBC Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £3. Support from Oh Captive - punk and indie band.
HOUSE BAND FEAT LEIGH COLEMAN Mama Stones 10.30pm, £tbc. A busy night of Funk and Soul with the main man himself Soulman Coleman with support from Luke Friend. WITH NELL & I The Revelry, 4 The Quay, 8pm, £tbc
INGESTED White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus
Fri 05 July
Station 7pm, £5. Mancunian slam crew Ingested have built a reputation as one of the most savage death metal acts to come out of the UK for a long time. Punishing beatdowns, epic riffage, guttural vocals and blistering speed are just some of the weapons in Ingested's musical arsenal.
ASH GURNWALD Exeter Phoenix, 8pm, £10. This Australian musician has a strong international reputation based on his energetic live shows and blistering festival performances. His blues are propelled by driving dancefloor rhythms, buoyed by hip hop beats and slammed by the dubstep crunch.
Tue 23 July Exeter
SAMIAM Cavern, Queen St, 8pm, £8 Hailing from Berkeley, California, Samiam was formed in 1988. The band released records through New Red Archives and Hopeless Records in the US and Burning Heart Records in Europe. In the mid’90s, the band had two releases on a major labels, Atlantic Records in 1994 and Ignition/Tommy Boy in 1997. Their video for Capsized gained a lot of airplay on MTV, they performed on the Jon Stewart Show in 1994 and the single, “She Found You” garnered considerable radio play in 1998. Their brand new album “Trips” is out Septemeber 6th.
Wed 24 July Exeter
CAMBION Cavern, Queen St, 8pm, £3 Bored Stiff Records and Magnatar PR present Cambion, Karybdis, Surface the Dissent and more.
Thu 25 July Exeter
LIVE MUSIC AT THE PICTURE HOUSE Exeter Picturehouse, 8.30pm, £free. SIX BY SEVEN Cavern, Queen St, 8pm-1am, £8 in adv. Nottingham-based indie rock band in the vein of My Bloody Valentine, Loop and Spacemen 3. Darlings of the UK underground, they broke up n 2008 but are now back with a new LP to be released in June.
ATTENTION THIEVES White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station 7.30pm, £7. Attention Thieves are more than your generic rock band and bring post-hardcore, progressive and punk elements to their sound, but at the same time their tracks exude a pop immediacy that could propel them straight into the mainstream limelight. Support from Hey Vanity.
DOGLEG Gallery at Plough Arts Centre 8.15pm, £tbc.
Fri 26 July
Sat 27 July Bideford
THE RIVALS Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £3 Modbeat grooves.
HATHERLEIGH FESTIVAL, Town Square 7pm-11pm, £free. Live music with Cloudi, Kitty and the Lost Boys and The Travelling Bluesburys.
Sun 28 July Bideford
MUSO COLLECTIVE OF NORTH DEVON Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £3 Playing Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts club band.
Tue 30 July Exeter
VIBRAVOID Exeter Phoenix, 8pm, £10/£7 Psyche-rock sensation Vibravoid take a deep trip into the groovy sounds of the underground. Voted best European psychedelic band of 2012 by Time Magazine the trio from Düsseldorf blend influences from early Pink Floyd, Strawberry Alarm Clock and The Electric Prunes. They have produced three full length albums but pride themselves on their energetic live shows.
Wed 31 July Plymouth
ELECTRIC SIX White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station 7pm, £12.They want to take you to a Gay Bar but Electric 6 are one of the best live acts you'll see this year.
Thu 01 August Plymouth
ASH dBs Live, Bath Place 7.30pm-11pm, £15. Formed in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland by Wheeler, Mark Hamilton (bass) and Rick McMurray (drums), Ash released their first studio album ‘1977’ and were then joined by Charlotte Hatherley (guitar) for a further 3 studio albums ‘Nu-Clear Sounds’, ‘Free All Angels’ and ‘Meltdown’. Charlotte left the band in 2006 and the band went on to record and release ‘Twilight of the Innocents’ before launching the innovative A-Z series which saw the band release a single every fortnight for a year. They are currently working on new material due for release in the Autumn.
B-SIDE Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 7pm, £free Live bands, supported by resident DJ. Guests Gareth Lee, Tom Gal & Jack Wallen.
HANTERHIR Gaslights Bar, 9pm, £free
Tue 09 July FALMOUTH
THE WEDDING PRESENT Princess Pavilion 7.30pm, £16.50. British indie rock group based in Leeds, formed in 1985 from the ashes of the Lost Pandas. The band's music has evolved from fast-paced indie rock in the vein of their most obvious influences: The Fall, Buzzcocks and Gang of Four, to more varied forms. have had 18 UK Top 40 hit singles… not bad for a band that has, from its inception, stubbornly refused to play the record industry's game.
Wed 10 July NEWQUAY
THE WATERBOARDERS On the Rocks Bar 9.30pm, £free Hi-Velocity Low-Fidelity South Coast Instro Sur
Thurs 11 July FALMOUTH
THE CHRISTIANS Princess Pavilions, 8.30pm, £18 Formed in Liverpool in 1986 The Christians went on to become one of the UK's biggest soul bands with hits like Ideal World. A unique blend of soul, gospel and heartfelt acoustic pop, topped off by Garry Christian's distinctive vocals. SMOKIN OLIVES Prince of Wales, 9.30pm
B-SIDE Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 7pm, £free Live bands, supported by resident DJ. Guests Land of the Giants & The Stalks.
Sat 20 July NEWQUAY
ASH GURNWALD Fistral Beach Support from Ruarri Joseph, Matthew P & Polly Money, fresh from her support slot with Muse in Paris! Tickets from www.sealeveltour.com
A NIGHT WITH MARTHA TILSTON & CLAYTON BLIZZARD Miss Peapods, 8pm-12.30am £7
WAZLEDUST Gaslights Bar, 9pm, £free.
EVEN NINE Lifeboat Inn 9pm, £free
LIVE BANDS Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 9pm, £free. Showcasing some of the best local musicians.
Fri 12 July
Thurs 25 July THE CLEANERS Barley Sheaf, Church St 9pm, £free. New wave punk. LIVE BANDS Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 9pm, £free. Showcasing some of the best local musicians.
Fri 26 July
AREA 51 Tyacks Hotal, 9pm, £free HIGH VOLTAGE Prince of Wales, 9.30pm, £free.
FURNEAUX Gaslights Bar, 9pm, £free
B-SIDE Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 7pm, £free Live bands, supported by resident DJ. Guests Le Soir, Steve Smyth & Tom Elliott.
EVEN NINE Bridge on Wool 9pm, £free
Sat 13 July
HATHERLEIGH FESTIVAL, Town Square 7pm-11pm, £free. Live music with IKsaac Indiana, Far from the Delta, Molly the Odd & The Advocates.
JESSIE J Eden Project 7pm, £Sold out. EVEN NINE Watering Hole, 9pm
AUCTION FOR THE PROMISE CLUB Wadebridge Town Hall, 6.30pm £4 NCB Live Fund raiser.
HEIGHTS White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station 7.30pm, £7.They recently completed work on their debut EP 'The Land, The Ocean, The Distance', combining the distinctive sounds of Hertfordshire hardcore with epic progressions to create an ambitious record that pays no heed to the usual restrictions of the hardcore scene. HAMER & ISAACS B-Bar, Castle St, Barbican, 9pm, £3. Gypsy Jazz
KAJ Tyacks Hotal, 9pm, £free
TANKSLAPPER FUNK Barley Sheaf, Church St 9pm, £free
DALLA Miss Peapods, 8pm-12.30am £7/£5 Internationally acclaimed leading lights of Cornish traditional music.
Fri 19 July
EVEN NINE Watermans 10pm, £free
MAMAS HOUSE BAND FEAT PHOEBE IONS Mama Stones 10.30pm, £tbc. Bringing you the best in Funk/Soul and soft rock with support from David Mc’evoy
LIVE BANDS Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 9pm, £free. Showcasing some of the best local musicians.
ETHAN JONES Calstock Village Hall, 8pm, £tbc.
Sun 14 July ST AUSTELL
JESSIE J Eden Project 7pm, £Sold out.
Thu 18 July
EVEN NINE Tyacks Hotal, 9pm, £free
THE CIRCLE IS UNBROKEN The Acorn 7pm, £15 in adv features Glasgow based indie band Trembling Bells who are touring with Mike Heron (one of the founders of The Incredible String Band) in a collaborative show.
B-SIDE Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 7pm, £free Live bands, supported by resident DJ. Guests Brainiac 5.
Sat 27 July PENRYN
DEVILS HAT BAND Miss Peapods, 8pm12.30am £4 Ten-piece hillbilly, old time, mountain music outfit, supported by Biere De Luxe who deliver a hectic rum fuelled blend of klezma punk, shanty, rock n roll and more.
Wed 31 July FALMOUTH
ASH Princess Pavilion 7.30pm, £15. Ash released their first studio album: 1977 and were then joined by Charlotte Hatherley (guitar) for a further 3 studio albums Nu-Clear Sounds, Free All Angels and Meltdown. Charlotte left the band in 2006 and the band went on to record and release Twilight of the Innocents before launching the innovative A-Z series which saw the band release a single every fortnight for a year. Bloc Party’s Russell Lissack has joined the band on stage since 2010.
THE BLUES BANDITS Barley Sheaf, Church
SPEED THE PLOUGH Plough Arts Centre
'Illegitimis nil carborundum'
MICHAEL CHAPMAN St Austel Brewery Visitor Centre 8pm, £10/£9. Folk blues guitarist.
ZETAN SPORE Prince of Wales, 9.30pm, £free.
JEAN GENIE Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £13 Bowie tribute band
Sat 06 July
St 9pm, £free Old skool R'n'B.
Volksfest 2013 was blessed with three days of good weather marred only by one alleged accidental broken neck (Plymouth, 24-26th May). Friday eve, main stage, things were not hotting up (notting up?) with THESE REIGNING DAYS who were seemingly content to push out pedestrian indie-rock to a smattering of early birds. Soon after, Bristol's MAGNUS PUTO turned indie-hop into a celebrational punt with a self-congratulatory after-taste. Over in the Live & Local tent, AYRE POINT took inoffensive indie to nowhere particularly riveting, allowing for SHOOT THE MAN's old-fashioned ska-punk to raise the mercury levels in that delightfully corny way of all post-Sublime ensembles. Back on the main stage, COSMO JARVIS was undergoing a rock transformation but the whimsical likes of 'Gay Pirates' made for a more festive frolic. No such unpredictability on the Open Mic stage with BECKA LANGSFORD cranking out the soul-blues while Vince Lee worked wonders on his uber-vintage Stratotone. After enduring JAMES ROBINSON's acoustic pop-slops, headliners ALABAMA 3 were received with modest gusto, their techno-country groove walking the perfect line between Shameless (the TV show) and Lawless (the movie). Saturday afternoon, and HAZEL O'CONNOR couldn't stop talking about death and dying. Bless her miserablist heart. The band's smoochy sax-saturated new wave made a few old timers reminisce but the frisky youth were immune to O'Connor's dotty aunt charms. Local fest favourites, MAD DOG MCREA, pulled an as-expected large throng for their comfortable Irish folk rock strumalongs. Likewise THE LEVELLERS, although their midtempo electro-folk appeared tired and desultory, while the hits of old sounded quintessentially dated. Elsewhere, ROADSIDE were holding onto old school Britpop for dear life, while THE INFINITE COLLECTIVE opted for an upbeat ska'n'bass jazzamboree. Sunday, hangovers aplenty as THE WATERBOARDERS were laying on thick Fender reverb and surf-rocking to Dick Dale's heart's content. THE PJP BAND's inspirational keyboard alt-rock didn't have the usual clout here: the curse of the early evening main stage slot. There's no denying, however, that the trio's songs are of a quality that you wouldn't find anywhere else at the festival all weekend. Like Andy Warhol, perhaps, homegrown English folk hero, SETH LAKEMAN, has turned repetition into an art-form. But when his fiddlesome resolve and the band's sinuous, percussive thrust was in full swing, there was no escaping the emotional whirlwind. Thumbs up for the Volks folks but a couple contemporary headliners next year perhaps? Road trip! On tour for four days with the delightfully deafening DAMERELS. First stop, Canterbury (Lady Luck, 4th June). It was great to witness the band in new environs, especially as this was quite possibly the best that their raw garage maelstrom has sounded, with the crowd barely able to contain their primal instincts. Openers, Brighton's BACKDOWN, proffered relentless shouty hardcore with a strong if one-dimensional voice. Footnote: someone at the show was wearing a Hard Skin tote bag with the slogan: Shopping is for cunts. I like this a lot. The next three Damerels shows were in Belgium (Opwijk, Kortrijk, La Louviere, 5-7th June). Generally speaking, the Belgians took to them warmly but, apart from a few borderline crazies, they didn't quite comprehend how good this band truly are. Kortrijk was an industry schmooze-fest with most bands playing on the roof of the venue. Neat. Belgian duo, SCRAPPY TAPES, gave good blues-rock despite a drummer who seemed afraid that his kit would hit him back; singer violinist, LIESA VAN DER AA, worked brooding wonders with her experimental loop-pop; while French live-dance duo, THE NAME, made like a more trance LCD Soundsystem with a drummer who bedazzled with metronomic flare. Or was that just the wine-goggles? See-ya bye. Backbone (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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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. WANTED RECORDS Big Chill Bar, 10pm-3am. £free Killa
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.
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 commerical, 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.
HOSPITALITY Motion 10pm - 6am, £20.50/£18.50. Another road block of a night as Hospitality nights always are! Guests tonight include High Contrast, Danny Bryd, S.P.Y, Hazard, Fred V & Grsfix, Culture Shock, metrik, Artwork, Preditah and many more.
12th July ILL BY DEFINITION
Cornwall Lakota 10pm - 4am, £10/£8 in adv Hip hop and D'n'B go head to head for round two with Chester P, Kyza, Dead Players (Jam Baxter, Dabbla & Ghosttown), Leaf Dog'n'Bone and many more.
12th July ONYX Timbuk 2 11pm - 5am, £6 in adv Drum and bass, house and disco.
12th July TRAP MAG V'S THE
BLAST Pt 1 Old Crown Court, Bridwell St 10pm - 4am, £12/£10/£8 The second of their parties, this time with Dre Skull, The Heatwave, Jus now, Stray, Ean & Sam Binga, Fireman Sam and A.Quake and Trap Mag DJ's.
12th July WONKAVISION Bank
of Stokes Croft 10pm-4am, £free B4 10pm. Slipmatt playing a classic house set, supported by Wonka, T-Sex, KB & Airatd.
19th July BRISTOL SOUNDS
Basement 45 10pm - 4am, £6 in adv. D'n'B night with DJ Dazee, D.R.O.P.S, Despicable Youth, J.A.B.B.S, Charie Mac and friends.
19th July WEIGHTED SOUND
The Exchange 11pm - 4am, £7/£6/£4. Launch night with Guido, Zhou, Vaun, Kean & Rool. Hosted by Koast.
19th July MOTION FREE PARTY Motion 10pm - late, £free. a massive collaboration of the best underground music brands in Bristol including Mad Luv, Tropics, Lunar Bunker, Piff & Ambush.
26th July INTUITION Timbuk 2
10pm - 4am, £5 Going back deep to the source with textured grooves and futuretech flavors, following June's rammed oldschool revival. This month is association with Perpetual Recordings and Nurtured Beatz featuring Spindall & Kalm.
DEATHLAB Lakota 10pm - 6am, £18 in adv. Gabber, terror and Frenchcore with six international acts including Mad Dog, Tommyknocker, Dione, Bonehead, SRB, Tripped, The Criminal and many more across three rooms.
12th-13th July NASS
FESTIVAL Royal Bath and West Showground 12pm - 12am, £tbc. Music, skate, inline, BMX and FMX at that action sports and music festival - acts playing on Fri & Sat night include Nas, Katy B, Hadouken!, Zane Lowe, Skepta, Shy FX, Andy C, Benga, Idiom, DJ Marky and many more. Tickets and info from www. nassfestival.com
19th-20th July DUSK TIL
DAWN Club Ice Fri 8pm-4am / Sat 6pm6am, £30 weekend or £20 Fri or Sat. Drum and Bass and hardcore weekender with 11 arenas and over 300 artists playing over the weekend. Headliners include Hazard, Original Sin, Mampi Swift, Logan D, Darren Styles, Hixxy, Gammer, Klubfiller and many more. Tickets from www. deftickets.com
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.
WERK Timbuk 2 11pm - 5am, £6. House / Techno with Inland Knights supported by Ben Wood, Clair Napierski, Renny C, Mole Hug, Craig Brown and many more.
CARNIVAL TAKEOVER Lakota 12pm - 6am, £/free until 10pm/£5/£3 with wristband DMT Takeover in the car park with Chris Liberator B2B with DDR, Lion Uint in thr Cornoners Court car park with guests Lion Unit Soundsystem & Dubkasm. Night-time party with DMT & Lion Unit head to head with Benny Page, Producer, Stivs & Kelvin 373. Red Dread in Rm2 and Shapes & Piff in the 3rd room with residents and guests.
13th July FIREBREAK
SESSIONS Arc Bar 10pm - 4am, £5/£4. Breaks and bass with Monkeylogic, Graham Acidic, The Disco Jockies, Ray Von and many more.
13th July TIDY BOYS Basement 45 10pm - 4am, £tbc. Hard hosue style with a headline set from the Tidy Boys, supported by Sam Townend, Flash Harry, and more. Rm 2 hosted by Nyce1, Unleashed and Contagious with Caz Wood, Wain Johnstone, Tuchet & Worm and more.
13th July 4OURS TB2 11pm -
5am, £5/free B4 12.30am. House night with guests.
13th July SURESHANK The
Exchange 11pm-4am, £5 otd. A special summer gang party in the basement of the Exchange - numbers are limited so it’s first come first serve, get down early as this one is going to go off…
13th July LITTLE BOOTS
DISCOTHEQUE O2 Academy 10pm - late, £11/£7 Horseplay and We Are: present the official Pride afterparty with Little Boots.
20th July DRAMA The Exchange
11pm - 4am, £7/£5 B4 12am. House night with Sidney Charles & Nifty, supported by Gus Young, Jordan O Regan, Hannah Mulvany, 51st Parallel & Shawn Fleming.
20th July VFTB PRESENTS
TWENTY4SEVERN Basement 45 9pm - 3am, £6/£5. The launch of a new club night in Bristol that showcases the talents of some of the finest established DJ's alongside the hottest newcomers in electronic music. Legendary DJ Bunjy headlines this opening night alongside
View from the Beach, C Dub / DJ Shocka (Glastonbury), Steve Howells / Funk Rider X / Madame Twisted (South Wales), Range & Kable, The:Scot (Bristol) and Leeroy McCloor (Cheltenham).
20th July BIONIC Motion 8pm -
6am, £20/£25 VIP Voted the worlds best hard dance event and celebrating their 13th birthday, Bionic touch down in Bristol for a huge hardstyle main warehouse takeover. Guests in the main room include Technoboy, Trance Generator, Kutski, Joey Riot, Mark EG, Cally & Juice, Brain M vs McBunn and many more. Arena two hosts hardcore with DJ SY, Joey Riot, Marc Smith, DJ Chunk-e & Tranz-linquants and more. Arena three hosts VST, D-Groove & Narcotic Smugglers, Oppozite Twinz and many others. More info and tickets from www.bionic-tickets.com
27th July IN HOUSE VISION
QUEST Motion 10pm - late, £15/£10. Hosue night with guests Ryan Crosson, Lee Curtiss, Laura Jones, Adam Shelton, Randomer, Bobby Champs and many more.
27th July MATURE Basement
45 10pm - 4am, £6 in adv. Old skool classics with DJ Style, Deli G, Kevin Real Deal, Brotha Nick, DJ Fagan, Mel Carrol & Dancehall Generals.
27th July KINGS OF HOUSE
Lakota 10pm - 6am, £20/£15. Summer house party with Hot Since 82, DeMarzo, Tony Bee, Bobby Digital, Jakki Degg, Alvin Dee, Monique Parris, Majesty, Side A and many more. www.kingsofhouse.co.uk
27th July POP BUBBLE ROCK!
The Exchange 10pm - 4am, £6/£5/£4 in adv. Pop, punk and party in the main room, rave, rock and riot in the pit and these's even a games room.
26th July ROOM 237 Timbuk 2 10pm - 4am, £5/Free B4 12am Guests Gerstaffelen (MOS/Delsin), Black Amiga, Ambiotic Compounds, Lurka, Ossia, Transient & Anina Neka.
UNEARTHED Basement 45 10pm - 4am, £2 Line-up includes Magpie, con-Con, Restless, Platinum, JFB, Le-Rinse, Cromagnon, Jay Unearthed, Carl Low, Pigeon, Dill Pickles, Spiller, Tangent, South West Squad and more.
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.
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 MISBEHAVIOR Salt. 10pm-late, £5/£4. Newquays naughtiest night with Wet T-Shirt comps, jelly wrestling, stage games and cash prizes. 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.
FUNDAY MONDAY 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 SUMMERTIME STUDENT NIGHT Sound Nightclub. Branwell Mill, Market Jew Street 11pm-3am. £tbc. DJs Boris & DS playing chart and commercial bangers!
CJ BEATZ Sound Nightclub. Branwell Mill. 11pm-5am. £tbc. Part of their 3rd Birthday celebrations, Summertime Tuesday with BBC Radio 1Xtra's CJ Beatz and MC FOntz - £1000 cash giveaway!
U18's UV FOAM PARTY Salt. 10pm-late, £5/£4. Under 18 clubbing.
2nd July ANGEL. Berties. East St.
11pm-4am, £8 from www.bertiesclub. com (locals half price with locals discount card). Angel will perform five tracks including his top-10 summer anthem ‘Wonderful’ which sold over 300,000 sales in the UK alone, receiving two nominations for the 2012 MOBO Awards (Best Newcomer and Best R&B/Soul Act).
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!
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
STOCK XCHANGE Salt. 10pm-late, £5/£4. Discounted drinks all night and dance tunes.
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.
HOT TUB BEACH PARTY Salt. 10pmlate, £5/£4. Bring your swimwear and jump in the hot tubs! 2-4-1 cocktails. BEACH PARTY. Sailors. Fore St. 10.30pm-4am. £tbc/free in beach wear. As it says on the tin, but without the sand with Will B playing dancefloor fillers all night.
WEEKEND WARM-UP. L2 Nightclub, Calenick St. 10pm-2.30am. £free. Start the weekend early, special drink deals and resident DJ.
10pm-late. £7/£5 B4 11pm. Chart and party tunes with guest DJ’s every week.
Glasspool, Piers Kirwan, The Discoguns, Jack Keo & Kyle Edwards.
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.
Bar. 9pm-2am, £free. Cool cornish house night with resident DJ's and a few surprise guests.
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.
FRIDAYS Rogue Nightclub. 38 The Strand. 10.30pm-3.30am. £5. Resident JelyBean.
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.
SOULdOUT. Sandsifter, 1 Godrevy Towans. 9pm-2am. Launching on 12th July and featuring Cornwall’s top Northern soul, soul, funk and disco DJs.
AUDIO Salt. 10pm-late, £5/£4. Old skool hip hop, R'n'B mashup and house with DJ Proof & Tim Nice. |DIRTY BUSINESS. Berties 9.30pm-late, £4 B4 12am. Adam Harris plays the best house music 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. SUPER CHY LIVE. The Chy Bar. 9pm3am, £free. A selection of the best rock, roots and reggae bands from 10pm.
REWIND FRIDAYS. Sound Nightclub. Branwell Mill. 11pm-4am. £5 all night. 80's, 90's & 00's music from resident DJ's, al drinks £2 and selected special events in room two - see below!
26th July MARS PRESENT
OLD SKOOL RETROSPECTIVE Sound Nightclub. Branwell Mill. 11pm-4am. £3. Summer Madness with old skool tunes, in aid of Children's Hospice South West.
DELUXX. Blue Bar, Beach Rd, Eastcliff, 9pm-12am, £free. Funk and soul DJ's
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
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. Inc Truro Festival after party on 12th April.
TNT MEETS DARK AGES The Office, 9pm-4am £7. Hardstyle, hardcore and techno with Frisky, Hektek, Shoey, Radical, Flakee & Filthy Fil.
Eclipse Nightclub. Victoria Square
SATURDAY. Q Bar. 15a Killigrew St. 8pm-2am. Always a massive night with the DJs spinning the best music for you to dance and drink to. See weekly invites for line-ups!
6th July SIR VINYL. Sandsifter, 1
Godrevy Towans. 9pm-2am. Dub plates and uplifting party music with residents Dave Spenceley, Catriona D'Olive and Will will be sure to crank up the bass.
27th July KYNANCE PARTY.
Kynance Cove. 5pm-4am, £15. With a location overlooking the stunning Kynance Cove on the Lizard Peninsula, four years of parties have gone from strength to strength, proving to be a popular alternative to the traditional club venue. Held across two marquees & a pub, with two well stocked fully licensed bars, DJ's playing this time around include Lee Ellis, The Free Range Party Society and The Bang Bang Collective, taking you on a musical journey from funky house to electro/breakbeat and Techno. Expect a festival atmosphere and an alternative menu in the cabaret room with performances from the much anticipated return to Cornwall by DJ Elvis Presley and Funky Cilla. On site camping included in the price so pack your tent, or jump in your campervan and head to the most southerly event in the UK for a weekend party! Info line 07968 818664 and get your tickets from www.kynance2013. eventbrite.com
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 with resident Video DJ Will.B playing your favourite music up together from a wide variety of genres including dance , R&B ♫, chart, party & floorfillers. CIRQUE DU SAILORS. Sailors. Fore St. 10.30pm-4am. £tbc. A night of extraordinary entertainment with DJ John London playing all the best Chart, Dance, RnB, Indie and Party tunes until 4am whilst our performers dazzle. Great drinks offers too with 2 cocktails at £4.50, bombs at £2.25 plus go large for £1 - double and mixer specials. PARRIS NIGHTS. Chy Bar, 12 Beach Rd 10pm-4am. £free. The best house music all night, from deep, bassline laden grooves to shameless hands in the air anthems. with Robin Parris and guests. SALT SUMMER SESSIONS Salt. 10pmlate, £5/£4. Headline dance acts every week throuhgout the summer, see flyers on the street each week or Facebook.
LUM PRESENT TOM DEMAC Library Bar, 10pm-late, £tbc. Extra special night with special guest, Tom Demac playing live, supported by Peter
27th July DELUXX. Fistral Beach 27th July ASTON FROM JLS.
Berties. East St. 11pm-4am, £8 from www.bertiesclub.com (locals half price with locals discount card). Aston plaing a live DJ set - JLS, one of the UK’s most successful boy bands announced they were splitting earlier this summer after selling more than ten million records world wide, after a final album and tour.
3rd August SCOTT MILLS
Berties. East St. 11pm-4am, £8 from www.bertiesclub.com (locals half price with locals discount card). BBC Radio 1 DJ, appearing as part of his summer live DJ tour
SOUND SATURDAYS. Sound Nightclub. Branwell Mill, Market Jew Street. 11pm-4am. £5 (non special guest nights only). DJs Boris & DS playing chart and commercial bangers!
13th July ALDO VANUCCI DJ
SET. Zero Lounge. 10pm-2am, £free. After playing lots of gigs abroad Djing this productions , it's about time Aldo did some gigs on his home turf. His last EP did very well with Craig Charles making it one of his singles of the year, the next EP is due out in a month or two with another collaboration with Kylie Auldist from Tru Thoughts as well as new vocalist Boo.
27th July LOVE RIOT BEACH
PARTY. The Watering Hole, Perranporth Beach, 9pm-3am, £10 A night of house music and wrongness to celebrate summer in the unique Love Riot way. Guests Fred Falke headlines, supported by Panda, Ry Spenceley and Barons of Funk - you know this will be a sick night. See www.slut.co.uk for tickets.
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.
NEWQUAY BIGGEST FOAM PARTY Salt. 10pm-late, £5/£4. As it says on the tin, foam and clubbing collide head on!
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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!
1st July & 5th August
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?!
AUSSIE IDOL. Walkabou, Fore St. 8pm12am. £free Talent contest, winner gets £200, final on 13th August. 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. Student disco classics and current cheesey faves. This is a night run by students for students.
COWPOW. The Dairy, 25 Bretonside. 6pm-late. Student night, chart popping classics. RIGSMITH HiFi DUB JAM Thirst. Vauxhall St. 10pm - late. £free. DJ's and live acts, check out www.rigsmith.co.uk/ events.php for further details 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, with 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. WONKEY LEGS. Timepiece. Little Castle St. 10.30pm-2am, £3. Plymouth's ten year old club night comes to Exeter resident Aldo Vanucci drops the biggest and best drum n bass and dub step all night long. Occasional theme nights and guest djs check Facebook for more details.
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. 10pm3am. £5. Commerical night
FUNKY FRIDAYS. Caesar’s Palace. King St. 11pm. £4. All the classics, a DJ and no rules whatsoever.
all night with residents Oli Power, Sean Moyle, Steve Haines and guests.
12th July CONTORTED VS
X-ISTENCE Crash Manor, 10pm - 5am, £10 otd. Two rooms of hardstyle and hardcore with Swankie, Kashi vs Toxic, Alex Prospect vs Miss Special K & MC Shocker.
5th July & 2nd August
BASSWAVE BOAT PARTY. Bideford Quay 6pm-12am. £25 inc afterparty / £5 after party only. D'n'B boat party with Phantasy, Hary Shotta, Tyke, IC3, D'n'B Assassins and more. After party at Caesars Palace with nicky Blackmarket and guests - after party runs 11pm-3am. Get tickets from www.ticketsellers.co.uk
COLLISION. Timepiece. Little Castle St. 7.30pm-2am. £3. Expect everything from Indie anthems, alt Rock, Punk to Electro.... 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. 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. BIG LIKE HOUSE The Cellar Door, 9pm - 3am, £4 in adv. House night with Alex Coulton, Network, The Magnet & Big Like Night resident DJ's.
12th July AIRTIGHT LAUNCH PARTY The Cellar Door, 9pm - 3am, £tbc. Electronic Dance music!
12th July FBK VIP The Cavern,
9pm - 3am, £3. Garage and grime night with D Lux, Jawgee, Brakka, Krepz, Dingle, Maccy and more.
12th July ONCE UPON A
HALDON HILL Exeter Phoenix, 10pm 5am, £5 otd. Presented by Retox sound system, a trip down memory lane for all the free parties held in the woods on Haldon Hill. Main room features Retox, Jigsore & Armada come together asone with DJ's including Beingori, Pixel Boy, Ray Pest, Jim2, Osh Kosh, Drake Mallard and many more. Irie Bingo takeover the bar area with Blazenstein, Shire Roots, One Eye & DJ French1. Finally, it's a mash up on the terrace with Ollie 303, Riffs and more. As the flyer says, wodland decor, raver dresscode, no mugs!
19th July FUNK THE SYSTEM
The Cellar Door, 9pm - 3am, £5. Glitch hop, hip hop, reggae, breaks, funk, soul andmore with The Allergies, Rackabeat & DJ Moneyshot, with support from Sub:Index, Dropsteady & Cheeky Oneskin and more TBC.
19th July BIG LIKE HOUSE
& JAM THE CHANNEL TROPICAL TERRACE PARTY The Terrace, Exeter Phoenix 8pm - 2am, £6/£5 B4 10pm/£4 B4 9pm. House with guests Juno Sutton, Will Berridge, Dutty Dan, Circula, Lemundsoul (Live set) and residents.
26th July ONE LION TERRACE
PARTY Exeter Phoenix, 9pm - 2am, £tbc Funk, hip-hop and disco DJs.
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. 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. INDIE NIGHT Mint, Union St, 9pm-3am. £free Indie night with DJ Tony. PLYMOUTH ROCKS The Hub / dBs Live, Bath St, 10.30pm-4am. £free Plymouths brand new weekly rock and alternative night. Kerrang Klub host a special night on 12th July too.
5th July & 2nd August
QUENCHED Thirst, Vauxhall St, 10pm 5am, £tbc House - deep, tech and funky
FULL 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. 9pm-1am. £3/ladies £free all night. The biggest night in the bay.
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. BLOW YOUR WIG Exeter Phoenix, 9pm-2am £5 With DJ Louie Louie. Playing 50's R&B, Jump Jive, Rockabilly, 60's Garage, Surf rock, Northern Soul and other cool vintage sounds. Vintage and retro attire welcomed for this Tarrantino and Bettie Page inspired, cocktail fueled night. RINSEIT, Cellar Door, 9pm-3am, £6/£5 in adv. D'n'B with June Miller and Frankee from Ram Records, supported by Maxxi P, Nu Era, Ollie Freshold, Stokka & Komplex.
13th July FUSION PROJECT
TERRACE PARTY Exeter Phoenix, 9pm - 2am, £3/£free B4 10pm. House breaks and trance on the terrace. ITCHY & SKRATCHY, Cellar Door, 10pm-3am, £4. Glitch hop, breakbeat, hip hop & D'n'B with Jackatak, Antidote, Hameone, Fajita Funk & Dropsteady Freddy.
20th July HOLD IT DOWN
TERRACE PARTY Exeter Phoenix, 9pm - 2am, £3/£free B4 10pm. Deep and funky house with residents. QUIRK, Cellar Door, 10pm-3am, £4. New night from the team behind the Magic Hatstand.
27th July DARK KNIGHTS
TERRACE PARTY Exeter Phoenix, 9pm 2am, £3 DJ sessions on the terrace hosted by DJ Dizzit, playing house and techno with a minimal edge, plus guests. JAM THE CHANNEL, Cellar Door, 10pm-3am, £tbc. Straight up local House & Techno celebrating their 7th birthday with guests TBC, supported by JamTheChannel DJ's.
BEACHBREAK LIVE, NEWQUAY (20/06/13) Beach break Live in Newquay at the end of last month saw revelLers enjoys the best of Fistral Beach in the sun with music acts including Duke, Cuban Brothers, DJ Format, Scratch Perverts and Jake Bugg. Photos: Amy Skinner
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. GLITTERATI. The Vauxhall Quay, Little Vauxhall St. 10pm-4am. £5 B4 11pm. Fine tunes for fine people, locaiton overlooking the marina. 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. WILDLIFE Varsity. Derrys Cross. 9pm2.30am. £2 B4 12am. Party night, drinks deals galour! PREMONITION SUMMER PARTY, dBs Live (formerly The Hub), 9 Bath St, 10pm-5am, £10/£8 B4 10.30pm. Returning to this venue with an epic hard trance and hard style line up including Mark EG, Chuck-E, Iain Cross, Loki, Lik, Hakka, Tommie Quick & Tranzam. HOME, dBs Live (formerly The Hub), 9 Bath St, 8pm-4am, £9/£7 in adv. Launch of this new house night with guests Filthy Rich - also known as one half of the mega 'Spektre' moniker. Support comes from Seff, aaron Cook, Thoze 2, Loui TT, Aiden Howard & Ben Carter.
27th July ROOTS STREET
EXTRA Maggies, 10pm - 2am, £3 otd. Fundraiser for a docu-style film about Maggies & Tramps, raising money for St Lukes Hospice and Cancer Research. Line up features Bus Station Loonies, S-Punk 3, Dub Class, Mikey Good & DJ Crusty. HARDCORE REBORN, dBs Live (formerly The Hub), 9 Bath St, 10pm-5am, £8/£6 in adv. Returning to the venue where it all began in Plymouth with a special 2hr history of hardcore classics set from a true legend of the scene, the original scratch master, DJ SY.
HOUSE WARMING This is how you throw a housewarming party – as we joined the crew at the night of the same name at the Cellar Door Exeter earlier this year. Get your fix of house music and check out the next one on Sat 10 August with guest Kinky Movement alongside residents Swayee, The Magnet, Potential Soul, Deep Cartel and Vikki Jessop.
THE GREEN GINGER. The Green Ginger, Winter Garden, Fleet Walk. 9pm3am. £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 The Attic, 9pm-3am, £tbc. House night with special guests &ME, The Attic, 9pm5am, £8/£10. Berlins most in demand talents &ME flys in for his only remaining UK show this year! Expect house & techno, supoorted by Detrimental Influence, Alexander George & Leon Toone and Wade & Nolan. DJ's in the back room include Ben Mcgowan, Zafar, Cuban Strawberry, Sean Williams, Pranged out & J Riddum & Martin Smith.
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.’
FRESH CITY. Crash Manor. Union St.
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News Feed Competitions FOODIES FESTIVAL Returning to Bristol Harbourside on 12-14 July, the UK’s largest celebration of food and drink offers visitors a vast array of culinary activities including top chefs such as Michelin-starred Martin Blunos, Rachel Demuth, Ronnie Faulkner and Romy Gill amongst others cooking their signature dishes live in the Chefs’ Theatre. Other things happening include a Cake and Bake Theatre in incorporating a ‘bake-along’ with members of the audience invited to participate, Chocolate Theatre to showcase the world of chocolate and confectionary, BBQ Arena featuring hourly BBQ classes and Man vs Meat competitions where contestants cook their own chicken wings, ribs, sausages and burgers and are then given 60 seconds to eat as much of their creations as possible with the crowd judging who made the best effort. There is also a Wine, Drinks and Cocktail Theatres, Producers Market, street food avenue and live bands playing throughout the day – basically everything you can think of to do with food and drink! Get tickets from www.foodiesfestival.com We have five pair of 3-day tickets to give away, to be in with a chance of winning, simply enter online at www.247magazine.co.uk by July 10th.
BOARDMASTERS TICKETS Boardmasters, the mighty music and action sports festival returns to Newquay’s Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay on 7 – 11 August. Since 1981 Boardmasters has been an integral part of the British surf scene. From humble beginnings as a small surf competition, the festival has greatly expanded and is now home to the UK’s biggest surf event as well as Cornwall’s biggest music festival. With it’s split site (the surf side of things is at Fistral Beach and free to enter), the music festival is held overlooking Watergate Bay, has been extended to three days for 2013 and features some serious heavyweights headliners including The Vaccines, Basement Jaxx and Ben Howard, supported by the likes of Everything Everything, Tom Odell, Benga, Redlight, Grand Master Flash and many more over five stages during the weekend. With onsite camping, international skate and BMX comps and after parties featuring Duke Dumont, Eton Messy and Gorgan City, this is shaping up to be one the best Boardmasters to date, get your tickets at www. boardmasters.co.uk 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 July 31st.
OVER THE HILL Having successfully launched last year, this is without doubt one of the best value music festivals in the South West this summer. Spread over three days (Aug 30 – Sept 1) and showcasing the best local bands - keeping it as Cornish as possible "Local Bands For Local People" the line up includes Wille & the Bandits, The Boston Plan, The Peoples String Foundation, Black Friday, Even Nine, Auction for the Promise Club and many more. With the festival based at Perran Quay Touring Park/campsite, ticket holders can come and go as they please, so are free to enjoy nearby Newquay and the beaches during the day and then return in the afternoon/evening for the music side of things. Tickets and info from www.overthehillfestival.com 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 July 31st.
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