FEATURES Jubilee Round-Up
The Pigeon Detectives
Queenie’s 60-year reign deserves a party We catch-up with the Grime MC & rapper
Indie Rockers come to the South West
Introducing…Jack Wallen 16 Cambourne’s finest singer/songwriter
News 07 Style Hunter 19 Retail Therapy 20 Fashion 21 Food 25 Street Art 29 Get Active 26 Music Reviews 30 Racket from the pit 40 Snapped 46
LISTINGS Culture 34 Film 35 Live 37 Clubs 43
EDITORS LETTER: Wow, it’s nearly time to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee! While I’m not exactly writing this wearing a twinset and pearls, sipping tea from a commemorative china cup and saucer, we do think 60 years of The Queen’s reign deserves some recognition. So, I hope you like the themed issue. Personally, I’m stoked that there’s so much extra stuff going on in the South West this month thanks to the Jubilee – see page 8, and I’m lusting after the Anna Lou hair crown featured in our retail therapy section on page 20. Our fashion pages also give a nod to the jubilee, in 247 style of course – check it out on page 21. It’s not all about Queenie though – as well as doing some redesign work on the magazine this month, we’ve also got some great features for you. South West lovers, The Pigeon Detectives talk to us about their tour this month on page 14, we interview Grime MC and rapper; Wrentch 32 on page 12 and we meet singer/songwriter; Jack Wallen who ‘s first gig was supporting James Morrison on page 16. Don’t miss our feature on breakdancing in the South West either, page 26. Thanks to everyone who has contributed this month. Drop me a line at Rachael@outofhand.co.uk if you want to get involved or have a suggestion for the mag.
Rachael CONTENTS ILLUSTRATION This month’s Diamond Jubilee inspired illustration has been designed by Plymouth-based artist, Coz Kilbride, A.K.A SKILLMATIK. He’s currently his own art and design business, SKILLMATIK and says: “I’m basically doing what I love doing: illustration and graphic design, with my own little street art edge to it. So, that’s everything from commissioned one off images, illustrations, murals through to logos, branding, art direction and everything in-between.” Coz has been drawing for a long time – his mum says he was born with a pen in his hand – he loves it as it calms me down and keeps him focused. “It’s almost certainly saved my life,” he says earnestly. His plans for the future are to grow SKILLMATIK into a cool little business, get involved in amazing projects and realize some of his own ideas. Become a fan on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ mrskillmatik.
News Free gigs Thanks to Brothers Cider, you can see warm up gigs from some of the most exciting musical talent due to hit the festival circuit this summer, for free, courtesy of ‘Brothers Flavour of Freedom Tour’ in association with Strummerville. All the bands will be making an appearance on this year’s event circuit playing at festivals including Secret Garden Party and Bestival. The South West date is May 11 at Plymouth Varsity at 7pm. Line up is Molotov Jukebox, Beans on Toast & The Supernovas. See www.brotherscider.co.uk/ freedomtour
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Chase & Status to play Eden
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Jelly Jazz 19th Birthday Party! Jelly Jazz turns 19 this month and they’ve got one helluva party in store to celebrate, at The Yellow Room, Newton Abbott on Sat May 19. Line up includes DJ Format & The Simonsound LIVE (Project Blue Book), Hannah Williams & The Tastemakers LIVE (Record Kicks, Italy), DJ Pete Isaac (Jelly Jazz) and DJ Griff (Jelly Jazz, Rambunctious Social Club). Tickets are £12 from www.wegottickets.co.uk or £15 on the door. See www.jellyjazz.com and see you there. We will have five signed copies of DJ Format’s new album (on CD) ‘Statement of Intent’ to give away. Winners will have to collect the album on the night where Format will sign it and meet them. We won’t post them out! To enter, just go to the competitions page at www.247magazine.co.uk Closing date Weds 16 May.
Chase & Status have been confirmed as the latest acts to be headlining an Eden Session on Wednesday July 4. Special guest on the evening will be Labrinth. The London duo, otherwise known as Saul Milton and Will Kennard, are returning to the Eden Project, Cornwall having headlined the sell out Eden Arts Cafe and 247 Magazine promoted Rumble in the Jungle party in May 2010. Chase & Status are known for their big-name collaborations and have featured artists such as Tinie Tempah, Dizzee Rascal, Delilah and fellow Eden Sessions headliner Plan B. They are due to release their as yet untitled third studio album this year, following their acclaimed debut More Than Alot, released in 2008, and 2011’s platinum-selling UK number two No More Idols. Last year, they won both Best Live Act and Best Producer gongs at the Drum & Bass Awards, following up 2009’s triple win in the Best Producer, Best Album (More Than Alot) and Best Track (Take Me Away) categories. Tickets to the Chase & Status and Labrinth Eden Session cost £35 + booking fee and are on sale now, from the Eden Box Office on 01726 811972 or www.edensessions.com
Holifair 2012 If you’re looking for a fun, affordable and family friendly festival, in Cornwall, then you’ll love Holifair. This three-day festival – August 3-5, boasts live music ranging from folk, gypsy, punk, blues and reggae through to dance, as well as workshops, cabaret, kids area, wellbeing area. Set at the beautiful Holifield Farm in Gweek, at the head of the Helford Estuary in West Cornwall, the festival is as environmentally friendly as possible - this organisers hope to provide all energy used on site from solar, wind and biodiesel! What’s more, Holifair is a community fundraising event for the Special needs day care center. Weekend passes cost £45, Sunday tickets cost £10, and under 14s go free. See www.holifair.co.uk for more details.
Radio 1 Dance Party in Paignton BBC Radio 1 kick starts its biggest summer of events with a massive dance party in Paignton on Saturday May 19, showcasing the best in dance music, with artists including Eric Prydz, Jaguar Skills, Example, Annie Mac, Zane Lowe, Pete Tong, Mistajam, Fearne Cotton, Chris Moyles and Danny Howard! Taking place on Paignton Green, the party will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra from 4pm – 11pm. If you want to be there, it will be a FREE ticketed event, so if you’re local to Torbay and the surrounding areas listen to Annie Mac’s show on Radio 1 on Friday May 4 for information on how to obtain one of the 8,000 tickets that are available for residents of Torbay and the surrounding areas or see www.bbc.co.uk/radio1
Crap Surfing World Championships 2012
Now in its third year, the World Championship of Crap Surfing brings together wannabe surfers to take part in a competition based on courage rather than competence… Bound to be a laugh a minute, get Sunday, June 3, at Praa Sands, Cornwall in your diary. Yep, the same weekend as the Diamond Jubilee celebrations – one for the wave worshipers. Wouldn’t it be better with a nice fat hangover? Enter the Crap Surfer’s Ball takes place on the Saturday, June 2, and welcomes famous surf DJ Ry Spenceley of Love Riot. Ry will be joined by the Barons of Funk – Praa Sands surfers-turned DJs Lloyd Burnard and Rohan Inghis – tickets for this infamous event held at the Sand Bar, Praa Sands are £5 on the door.
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www.helstonfloraday.org.uk May 8 see’s the annual Flora Day Festival in Helston. It’s a day of dances, stalls, good food and fun. Check the site for details.
www.plymouthart.ac.uk Plymouth College of Art HE fashion collections hit the runway at Plymouth Pavilions on Thursday May 24. See the site for tickets.
www.thepigeondetectives.com The Pigeon Detectives play Falmouth’s Princess Pavilion and Plymouth’s White Rabbit on their ‘Summer by the Sea’ tour this month. Get tickets via their site. magazine | 7
Burlesque Ball’s Since they first started in 2007 Devon’s burlesque funsters Kinky & Quirky have been offering delighted vintage and retro loving audiences top UK burlesque and cabaret performers. Their sell out monthly events are a bit of a phenomena and are far from ‘ordinary’. Expect flesh. Expect titillation. Expect to whoop and whistle and applaud. Expect to belly laugh. Expect to be wowed by the skill and majesty of some performers, and the hilarity of others. Listed in the international industry magazine Burlesque Bible as one of the UK’s top burlesque nights, the dynamic duo are hosting three big events in May & June in addition to their regular monthly residency at Club Rainbow in Torquay. Launching the Exmouth Festival 2012 at The Pavilions on 31st May, their ‘Red Carpet Burlesque & Boogie’
will feature an array of artistes including the reigning number 2 ‘Burlesque Hall of Fame, Queen of Burlesque’, Anna Fur Laxis, whose acts involve throwing axes and costumes dissolving into thin air! June 5th sees them hosting ‘The Bluestockings Lounge’ Tease Tent , together with the organizers of the Welsh Burlesque Festival, as part of Exeter’s Enchanted Garden Ball. Then Exeter audiences are in for a further treat at the Corn Exchange on June 9th. The star of the show is international king of cabaret noir Joe Black who woos his adoring fans with songs of indecent hilarity – supported by a cast of incredibly skilled circus performers – expect walking on glass and angle grinding showgirls and you won’t be disappointed. Full info from the website www.kinkyandquirky.com
Run to the Sun
atmosphere, more info and tickets from more. Alongside the music, there are www.plymouthvolksfest.co.uk numerous fringe activities include an art show and other music stages. Tickets Lizard Party Now in it’s 25th year, it’s the original from www.ashburtonbluesfestival. South West VW festival attracting com 2nd June / £15 thousands of people from across Set overlooking the stunning Kynance The Big Jubilee the UK to Trevelgue Holiday Park in Cove on the Lizard Peninsula, this all Newquay. Non corporate and with a nighter sees Lee Ellis, The Free Range Weekender great party atmosphere, the festival Party Society and Pop Clique playing takes over the whole town without 1-3rd June/£10.50+ per night across various area’s, with an added even trying. This years Show and A special weekend of DJ nights and cabaret room featuring performances Shine takes over the airport as it’s so live music, which also coincides with from DJ Elvis Presley and Funky Cilla. popular! Entertainment wise, they have the Exeter Respect Festival taking Camping is included within the tickets, it all covered, from full on party to live place in Belmont Park on Sat 2 & Sun 3 bands, comedians and chill out, guests so pack your tent, and head to the June. Friday nights sees Hold It Down most southerly party in the UK for a playing include Pendulum, Friction, weekend party! Info line 07968 818664, present Natty & Roll Deep, Saturday Judge Jules, Lisa Lashes, DJ Hype, sees Rinseout and Beatz & Bobz tickets from www.lizardparty2012. Netsky, Modestep, Jaguar Skills and collaborate with guests Netsky, High eventbrite.com many more. Weekend and day tickets Contrast & Nihal to add some D’n’B to available from www.runtothesun.co.uk weekend, whilst things get a little Ashburton Blues the harder on Sunday as The Real Devon Plymouth Volks Fest Rocks Pt 2 with guests including Evile, Festival Revoker, Ted Maul, Romeo Must Die, 1st-5th June / From £48.50 1-3rd June / £30+ tickets My Extraordinary, Codex Alimentrius, VW lovers are spoilt for choice, it’s a Firmly established on the blues circuit, Cambion, Furyborn, Thirtyone, unique festival, which combines the the festival is moving ten minutes down Cryostorm, Dendera, Engraved Volkswagen scene with top quality the road to the amazing new setting Disillusion, Leviathan, music and entertainment and is aimed within Seale Hayne, nr Newton Abbot Your Mums Beard, at the whole family. Held at Newnham and will offer on site accommodation Nikita Taylor and Park, on the outskirts of Plymouth, throughout the festival too. Headliners many more. Tickets as well as having the popular Show confirmed so far include one of the and info from www. and Shine competition for proud dub greatest living bluesmen, Eric Bibb theafterparty.info or owners, musical acts playing over alongside Elkie Brookes & Andy www.exeterphoenix. the weekend include Hard Fi, Dub Fairweather Low. Other support from org.uk Pistols, Blockhead, Mad Dog McRea, artists including The Wildcards, Steve Crazy Arm and many more. It’s a great ‘Big Man’ Clayton, Vince Lee and many setting in the park, has a great laid back
The Queen marks the 60th anniversary of becoming the Queen at the beginning of June, to help things along, the powers that be have given us a double bank holiday, which is rapidly shaping up to be very large indeed, judging by all the big events taking place from 1st-5th June. Here is our pick of the best things going on…
SHIATSU IN FALMOUTH
A new Shiatsu practice opens in Falmouth on the May 18. Carla-Jo will be practicing shiatsu at the Falmouth Natural Health Practice every other at Falmouth Natural Health Practice on Sat 28th of April. Find out about Carla-Jo, shiatsu and how it can benefit you at www.shiatsu4balance.com.
New festival alert! July 28 will see Newquay’s Watergate Bay transformed into the first ever Electric Beach festival. Iconic hip hop trio, De La Soul, from Long Island, New York have been confirmed as the headliners! Other confirmed acts include Nextmen, Backbeat Sound System, The Breaks Collective and The Scribes. Early bird tickets available now at £24.50, VIP (includes after party with De La Soul set) £34.50 for a limited time. See www. electricbeachfestival.co.uk.
Win VIP Beachbreak Live Tickets
Roll out the beach and roll on the tunes – this year’s Beach Break Live is set to be the best yet with the likes of Case and Status, Dizee Rascal, Wretch 32, Friendly Fires and Labrinth plus loads more on the epic set list! We’re going to be there with bells on, and so could you – we’ve got a pair of VIP tickets up for grabs. The package includes VIP festival passes, a camping pass and parking. Enter online at
South West Olympic Torch Relay The 8,000-mile route of the 2012 Olympic torch relay will be taken within an hour’s journey of 95% of the UK population as it passes through 1,018 villages, towns and cities. The relay starts in Penzance on May 19, travelling through Cornwall and into Devon, as far as Plymouth. On Sunday 20, the relay continues through Devon, going as far as Exeter, then on May 21 goes through Somerset. The torch will be carried by torchbearers throughout the tour, who on parts of the journey will carry the flame on horseback, by bicycle, tram, steam train and even zip wire! For street-by-street detail of the route, so you know where to get in on the action see www.london2012.com/olympic-torch-relay-map
Boardmasters headliners announced We’ve been waiting with baited breath for Relentless Boardmasters to announce their headliners and the time has come! Dum roll please…Ed Sheeran, Dizzee Rascal, Miaximo park, Ting Tings, Maverick Sabre, Zane Lowe, Fresh/Live, Lissie, The Big Pink, Donovan Frankenreiter and Redlight! And for the more chilled out Beach Sessions; Reel Big Fish, Xavier Rudd and The Black Seeds. Boardmasters is on August 8 – 12 at Watergate Bay & Fistral beach, Newquay. See www.boardmasters.co.uk for details and tickets.
Under 18 DJ competition The Office Nightclub in Truro are inviting applications for a DJ competition that will give any budding teenage DJs the chance to win a residency at this innovative venue in Truro. The Office has a growing under 18s night with such acts as Chase & Status, Foam Parties, Skins cast and the guys from The Inbetweeners appearing. Owner Darren Hoare said: “There will be qualifying rounds in June where whoever gets the loudest shout will go on to the final to get the chance to win a cash prize and a residency spot with us. We think the competition could be a great thing for young DJ’s in the county as most events are over 18 and they don’t get to show off how good they can be.” Interested? Visit www.theofficenightclub.co.uk and email the venue your name, age, contact details and music genre to apply, or for more details contact email@example.com or call 01872 223 163.
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Colleges nationally are closing their craft courses and yet Contemporary Crafts and their associated skills are in higher demand than ever before; Plymouth College of Art is working on a new £4m development to support people wish to study contemporary crafts. See www.plymouthart. ac.uk.
Get up on Plymouth Hoe for the Shred Classic Bicycle Race on May 13. This isn’t your normal bike race; the short circuit, tight bends and risk of elimination make action the top priority. Exciting to watch, exhilarating to ride. This year the Shred Classic follows on from a whole day of cycling as the Sky Ride mass participation ride visits the city. Racing starts from 4pm, See www.shred.cc/ shredmag
PLYMOUTH TATTOO CONVENTION
May 12 and 13 see Plymouth’s Guild Hall being taken over for the Plymouth Tattoo convention. There’ll be artists from all over the UK working at the show, as well as a trade area and live bands. See www. plymouthtattooconvention.com for details.
LOCAL LABEL GOES LARGE
247’s favourite South West based clothing brand, Kuccia has finally got the recognition it deserves, signing a deal to get stocked in Topshop! Look out for their new Spring/Summer collection in next month’s mag.
Chagstock is one of Devon’s brilliant festival, held on July 20 – 21, it’s big enough to attract great artists, small enough not to be manic or full of idiots! They’ve got some great headliners confirmed this year: KT Tunstall, Alabama 3, Ruarri Joseph and Seth Lakeman to name but a few. Tickets are £65 for the weekend, see www.chagstock.info magazine | 11
Wretch 32 has had an incredible year: working with chart toppers Chase & Status, Example and Mark Ronson, even 50 Cent has blogged about him. 27-year-old Wretch 32 has come a long way since freestyling into a makeshift mic with his cousin. This month, the Grime MC and rapper heads to the South West, as part of his UK Tour. 247’s Amy Berry talks to Wretch about being a bad boy, and going global… When did you first get interested in music?
How do you feel about the current rap scene in the UK?
I guess I have always had an interest from my Dad, what with him being a reggae D.J. However I discovered rap a little later around the age of 13 or 14.
I think it’s a healthy scene at the moment. I’m seeing a lot of artists that came from the same scene as I did doing so well. There is a lot of talented youth with so much potential to make it far in the game.
When did you start rapping yourself? It was real late, when I was 15/16. It started out just me and my cousin mucking about freestyling through some headphones that we used as a Mic, by plugging the jack into the microphone socket.
Where would you like to be in five years time?
Who inspires you?
Are you looking forward to heading to the South West this month? Have you ever been before?
There are so many from Michael Jackson, Bob Marley and 2 Pac to the UK artists that I could potentially see in my neck of the woods like So Solid, Dizzee Rascal and Sway.
Hopefully still in the game, cracking on with doing music with a bigger fan base that extends to Europe, America... worldwide!
Yeah I’ve been before a couple times and the crowd is real energetic. Most definitely looking forward to it.
Where did the name Wretch 32 come from?
What can we expect from your show?
Wretch was a name that my mum gave me when I was younger when I used to be bad, she used to call me a wretched child! 3 and 2 are my lucky numbers, I thought I would join the good with bad and make it Wretch three two (32).
Expect an amazing show which will entertain you throughout and get you jumping. I am confident to say if you haven’t seen me perform before, and are feeling uncertain, and if you should part from your hard earned money, ask a friend, go on the internet, and read the comments from real people and then decide!
How did you get into the music scene and get your big break? It started with us kids on the block having more time than things to do which led to mucking about and rapping to each other. Then as we got better we took it more serious and went from the block to spiting on Pirate Radio Heat FM as Combination Camp. Getting my big break was down to my manager and A&R Twin as well as Ministry of Sound for believing in me.
What advice would you give to aspiring rappers in the South West? Keep on the grind and just remember nothing comes easy so you have to work hard to achieve your ambitions, and use all the methods you can to promote yourself like the internet, YouTube and social networking sites etc. See Wretch 32 live at The Lemongrove, Exeter plus special guests on May 18 or at The Stannary, Falmouth on May 19. He is also playing at Beach Break Live in South Waes 14-18 June. See www. beachbreaklive.com or www.wretch32.com for info.
â€œIt started with us kids on the block having more time than things to do which led to mucking about and rapping to each other.â€?
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Summer by the sea with The Pigeon Detectives The Pigeon Detectives are headed to Exeter, Plymouth and Falmouth as part of their Summer By The Sea tour, Rachael D’Cruze catches up with indie rocker frontman, Matt Bowman, before they board the bus… With two Top 5 albums and five Top 40 singles tucked under their collective arm, The Pigeon Detectives, who are currently recording their forth album, clearly know a thing or two about longevity. They know a thing or two about making the most out of life too – back from another storming, sweaty and eventful European tour, the five-piece have had a tremendous idea: their self-explanatory Summer By The Sea tour. “This tour was the band’s idea – it wasn’t put to us by management. We’re looking forward to returning to lots of the venues we cut our teeth on,” says frontman Bowman enthusiastically. Bowman goes on to say that there is only so many times a band can get excited about playing the big Manchester-Birmingham-Leeds-London circuit before they need to get out and play ‘quirkier’ towns, where The Pigeon Detectives find they get a better response to their engaging guitarled indie rock anyway. As you’d expect, the South West features heavily on their seaside tour (well, we have got the best beaches) with them playing Plymouth, Exeter and Falmouth. So where do Bowman and the boys, who hail from Rothwell, West Yorkshire, like to chill when they are in the South West? “Without a doubt Newquay’s Fistral Bay. We played a gig there at a surf comp, on the beach, went surfing the day before, watched the comp and saw some girls in bikinis,” he says. Fair shout. We spoke to Bowman a few weeks before he and the other four lads boarded the tour bus and they were working hard – in the studio for 10am everyday recording their forth, yet-to-be-named, album, due
“We played a gig there at a surf comp, on the beach, went surfing the day before, watched the comp and saw some girls in bikinis.”
The Pigeon Detectives are: Matt Bowman – vocals Oliver Main – guitar / Ryan Wilson – guitar Dave Best – bass / Jimmi Naylor – drums 14 |
for release this autumn. The fact that The Pigeon Detectives have stuck around this long is a testament to the boys in our fickle music climate. It hasn’t all been plain sailing though. After releasing their first two albums in quick succession, praised for their sparkle and Bowman’s catchy lyrics and boyish charm, their third album, Up Guards and at ‘Em, was written and recorded over the space of 18 months and while still doing incredibly well, received some negative reviews too. “We discuss this quite a lot as a band. It’s a case of your damned if you do and damned if you don’t: you can’t do a carbon copy of your previous material but people fall out of love with you if you do something too different and you get slammed by the press if you don’t change,” says Bowman earnestly. He goes on to say that The Pigeon Detectives have a policy of only putting out songs that the band themselves would listen to in their bedroom, which sounds like a good’un.
band in mind and we’ll ask them, other times our record company will give us a list of up-and-coming bands who have approached them,” he says. Touring with The Pigeon Detectives sounds like fun too – we asked Bowman what three things he couldn’t live without on tour and he came up with each other – well pigeons are homing birds after all, drink – everyone knows going on tour is all about the booze, and their bus – they regularly go to sleep in one city and wake up in another. Sometimes they go to sleep in one and wake up in another. Sounds peachy. See The Pigeon Detectives live this month on Sun 27 at the White Rabbit Plymouth, on Mon 28 at Princess Pavilion, Falmouth or on Wed 30 at Exeter Phoenix. See www.thepigeondetectives.com
At the time of our early morning chat with Bowman, The Pigeon Detectives hadn’t decided who was supporting them on their Summer By The Sea tour. “Sometimes we have a
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… g n i c u d o r t n I n e l l a W k c a J The 21-year-old singer-songwriter from Cambourne talks to Rachael D’Cruze about supporting James Morrison, his Maida Vale experience and recording an E.P with no cash... Originally from Southend, Essex, Jack Wallen, now 21, moved to Camborne in 2000. “I’m pretty happy about that; I love Cornwall,” says the singer-songwriter, who’s spent the 18 months or so playing around the county, after playing his first ever gig, in 2010, supporting James Morrison at the Hall of Cornwall, no less. “I had a CD of an original song that I recorded on a friend’s computer, really shoddy stuff that we did for fun. You had to physically hold the mic lead in place to get it to work… I sent it in as part of a competition to support James at the Hall for Cornwall – I was too embarrassed to do it off my own back, but my girlfriend encouraged me,” explains James, who tells us his experience was invaluable and really grew his confidence. “It gave me a taste of what I could achieve, what I can strive for,” he adds. Early this year Jack was invited to attended the BBC Introducing Musicians’ Masterclass at Abbey Road and Maida Vale studios in London. Talking about his experience he says: “I was expecting to leave the masterclass disheartened. I cynically thought that it was the industry professionals’ job to beat us down, tell us that we had no idea how hard it was to ‘make it’, and to question my own ambition. But they were great. I left with the feeling that as long as I aim for a self-defined goal, which for me is to simply put food on the table by doing something that I love, then I can achieve it, and failure isn’t an option.” Jack came away from the masterclass motivated and with lots of ideas. As a direct result this March saw Jack record his debut EP live. He explains that without the funds to pay for studio time, or even half-decent home-recording equipment, a live recording was the best feasible idea of moving his career forward. “I sat on the idea for a little while, and it grew into a full scale event. In one night, I planned to record the E.P, film the set, get photographs, invite press and local music promoters, and have an audience of people that have been turning up at some of my gigs over the last year, as well as friends. This could give me a full press kit, and give
everyone something to take away from it for themselves,” says Jack who held his event at The Melting Pot Cafe in Redruth, where he was joined by a band for the first time Harry Harding and Chris Jones. He also invited other local musicians to play too. The money raised is going solely to the cut of the discs, allowing Jack to pay off the band, recording, and others involved through sales of the E.P, when the money comes in. “Expect an imperfect but raw recording, that I hope adds to the charm and atmosphere, and is not too detrimental to the sound. Stuff nowadays is so overproduced anyway, I’d rather it sounded real,” says Jack, who’s aiming to release it at the end of this month. Jack’s easy melody and honest lyrics make him a easy singer-songwriter to warm to – his earnest character shining through his music. He could well go on to follow in the footsteps of South West hero Ruarri Joseph, of whom Jack is incidentally a fan. He’s also admires Ray LaMontagne, Colin Hay and John Martyn, as well as Billy Joel – whom he grew up listening to. We asked Jack what his goals were outside of putting food on the table, through music: “To write songs that other musicians respect, as well as the listening audience. Just one song that a fellow musician says; ‘I wish I wrote that’ about. And, I want to drive through Europe playing at all the stops. And America. No one has to know who I am... Music is a universal language, and I want to share it with as many people as possible.”
See Jack at B-side at Bunters in Truro on May 11, at the Blue Bar, Porthtowan on May 12 and also at this year’s Boardmasters Festival – he’s playing the View Stage on Friday August 10. For more info see www.jackwallenmusic.com and look him up on Facebook and Twitter.
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Above: Moussaka at Truro’s Real Greek restaurant.
Truro Real Greek
Calenick Street, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 2SF 01872 858171 My knowledge of Greek food is pretty much nonexistent, so on entering Real Greek it was a relief when the staff were more than willing to make recommendations and talk us through the menu. They have a good selection of meat, vegetarian and fish based starters like koftethes (meatballs), dolmades (stuffed vine leaves) and Atherina (Deep fried white bait). Unable to decide on just one dish we were recommended a platter to share. They can make these to suit your preferences if you know exactly what you want, or they can create a selection with a bit of everything. I was particularly impressed with the Boreki Cheese, which was filo pastry filled with feta and parsley: very tasty. For my main dish, I decided to go for the classic Greek dish, Moussaka, layers of potatoes, aubergines, courgettes and minced meat, topped with béchamel sauce and grated cheese. A very comforting dish, and very filling, but I was a little disappointed with the overriding taste of the potatoes. My guest went with the Kotopoulo Yemisto, chicken breast stuffed with feta, sun dried tomatoes, spinach and pine nuts: a delicious combination.
The Grecian Taverna
The proprietor kindly selected a couple of platters based on the Greek theme, and his choices were most impressive, very colourful and varied in taste. Several of these were on display, for customers to choose from. We had hummus, tabula, stuffed vine leaves, aubergine, bean salad, falafel and pita bread, to name just a few.
While the interior is contemporary rather than traditional Greek, the extensive menu mimicks what you’d get in a restaurant in Greece – I’m a fan of Greek food, so this impressed me. The Grecian Taverna has an À la Carte menu and extensive wine list, they also do a Weekday Set Menu, with loads of choice, where you get two courses for £9.95. We opted for the bargain deal. The friendly staff (who didn’t know I was reviewing) were happy to help with our choices.
47 Longbrook Street, Exeter EX4 6AW 01392 277253 This centrally-located café specialises in Middle Eastern, Greek and Mediterranean cuisine, available to eat in or take away. It’s set out like a deli with a seating area, and it’s very refreshing to find somewhere that serves this type of food, which is quite common in London, but not so much in these parts.
Everything here is freshly prepared, and it tastes like it. The green salad is definitely worth raving about: it includes black olives, minced carrots, rice and chives. New Horizon embraces versatility, with plenty on the menu besides these delicious platters, including continental or vegetarian breakfast, omelettes, falafel burgers and even roast chicken on Sundays…
I tried a rich and aromatic Greek coffee, made with the finest Arabica coffee beans and served in a tiny cup For dessert, the oven-baked pineapple marinated in red (due to its potency!) It’s similar to a Turkish coffee (also wine was light and fruity, while the Paklava (filo pastry served here), but less spicy. And of course, all other with syrup and almonds) was very sweet, yet without regular beverages you would normally find in a café being sickly. are also included. The atmosphere was pleasant, the staff were helpful and friendly, and portions were generous. If you’re looking for somewhere a little different to eat out, Real Greek is definitely not to be overlooked. Hannah Giles
New Horizon Café
This is a great place to meet up, with a relaxing atmosphere, friendly service and above-average food. And if you like Shisha, this is also available! Arash Torabi
9 Market Avenue, Plymouth, PL1 1PE 01752 266400 Plymouth’s Grecian Taverna sits at the bottom end of town, near the culinary delights of KFC and Burger King. From the outside it’s unassuming – just a doorway really with stairs leading down into the restaurant. Don’t let this put you off – it’s a gem.
To start I had Taramosalada (a traditional cod roe dish made with mashed potato) and Laura had Tzatziki (a yogurt-based meze dish). Both were served with lots of warm homemade pitta and beautifully presented. They were both delicious and fresh: despite the generous portion sizes we polished off the lot. For my main course I had grilled filleted sea bass, with rice and Greek salad. The fish was cooked to perfection – no skin, no bones – light, tasty and fresh. The salad was complete with lashing of feta and again delicious. Even the fragrant rice was Moorish. Laura’s huge Mousaka (made with spiced lamb mince, creamy sauce and potato) was perfect and without overriding taste of potato. I’m telling everyone I know in Plymouth about The Grecian Taverna – you won’t be disappointed. Rachael D’Cruze
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Breakin’ the South West As the ninth annual Breakin’ Convention is coming to Plymouth this month 247’s Hannah Giles hooked up with some local dance bods, to get the low down on the break dancing scene in the South West Breakin’ Convention is the biggest international festival of Hip Hop Dance Theatre in the world, providing a platform for hot new talent and world acclaimed dance crews to showcase their fresh new moves. The five day festival takes place at London’s Sadler’s Wells Theatre before Breakin’ Convention embarks on a month long tour across the country, including two dates at Plymouth Theatre Royal on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 May. Expect to see performances from local crews, DJ Demos, live aerosol art, as well as the opportunity to take part in freestyle dance sessions and workshops with top international artists such as ILL-Abilities, Clash 66, and Vagabond Crew.
some of the moves. I had about four lessons, and then I started watching videos and taught myself.” Gravity has been together for a year, and the dance crew has nine members. “We started at Caradon [Street Dance] but we wanted to go to competitions and stuff so we started up a crew. I choreographed a load of stuff and then we started going to competitions like UDO South West, and UDO British championships. We then went to Portsmouth and did the South Coast Championships and came fifth, and qualified for this year’s world championships,” says Dean. Trashdollys, a dance company based in Exeter, will also be on the main stage. TrashDollys was formed by Holly Durant and Daniel Martin at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in 2005. In 2010 a performance opportunity arose and Sam Amos joined them, and shortly after, a decision was made to work together on a full time basis. Dancing has been Sam’s life since a very early age. “At the age of nine, I made a last minute decision to go along to a Breaking class which was taking place in my hometown. I went along with a completely open mind. Little did I know at this point
Gravity, a dance crew from Liskeard, will be performing this year at Breakin’ Convention in Plymouth. Dean explains: “we auditioned just on the off chance and got through, and now we’re performing on the main stage.” For Dean, dancing is a family affair: “I got into dancing because my little brother and little sister started dance. They started by doing disco and street, and I ended up watching my brother and trying
that dancing would become an all-consuming passion, and eventually my career. I can relate to dance, I understand it and completely appreciate everything it stands for,’ he explains. As Sam has been brought up in the world of Breaking, he’s known of Breakin’ Convention for years. “With TrashDollys style and overall approach to performance, we felt it may suit what Breakin’ Convention stood for. Fortunately, our audition went down well with Jonzi and the rest of the panel, which has resulted in being offered a slot at Plymouth,” he enthuses. Toby G and his wife Jo started Street Factory Studios seven years ago. It’s been three years since they got their own building and now see 100 plus members come through their doors six days a week. Street Factory is something that dance teacher Toby wanted to get up and running for a long time. “It’s all about giving back to the youngsters in the community, keeping them positive and healthy. It’s a place where kids can come and chill out and learn some dancing – it’s like an escape place. We run all dance classes: street dancing, break dancing, popping and locking, and krumping,” he says. ‘The Dancing scene in Plymouth is huge. And in the South West, you’ve got people from all over the place coming and joining in all the stuff we’re doing, which is fantastic, having all that support, that kind of Hip Hop united respect for each other and supporting each other in the dance movement. There’s always something going on, festivals,
competitions, shows, there’s quite a few bits going on all round the year,” explains Toby. Sam agrees: “There is certainly an exciting vibration in the South West for dance and theatre, I’m happy my company TrashDollys is based in Exeter. We feel the scene in Exeter is definitely on the up, and we are excited to be a part of this growing, and vibrant theatre scene.” Toby continues: “Being in the South West I think is quite nice because a lot of people get on together and support each other within all the different dance schools and hip hop crews. Sometimes in very big cities it can get a little bit crazy, because you got so many crews and so many styles and so many things going on. But it’s nice here, we’ve got as many styles as everywhere else, but it’s very chilled out.” Alongside the dancers from Gravity, Street Factory Studios, and Trashdollys, you can also expect to see Beat Breakers, Encore Dance Troupe, and Tricky Crew. For more information on Breakin’ Convention, or to get hold of tickets, you can contact the Theatre Royal Box Office on (01752) 267222 or go online at www.theatreroyal.com/breakin
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Staying true to the spirit of the underground DIY ethos of street art, a whole bunch of artists recently took over a tunnel in the South West to hold an inpromtu weekend long graff jam. Over 15 artists took part, with some of the results seen here.
The UK’s biggest street art festival, Upfest takes place in Southville, Bristol on 2-4 June. The free festival will see over 250 groundbreaking graffiti artists consume over two miles of the city to paint live for three days and create over 20,000 square foot of artwork. A selection of the biggest names in international graffiti culture will be taking part alongside homegrown UK talent. Festival organisers have revealed a wide programme of events which includes over 40 bands and DJ’s playing, an affordable art sale, interactive art walls and the all new Graffiti Academy will offer over 90 graffiti tutorials for those who wish to turn their hand at painting. More info at www.upfest.co.uk
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Music Arash Torabi
Hollie Cook Prince Fatty Presents Hollie Cook In Dub (Mr Bongo)
Hollie’s self-titled debut album was my number one choice in the mag’s end of the year best of charts last year. You’d struggle to find a better current reggae record: the voice, the songwriting, the strong bassplaying and the top-notch production make it great. So it’s no surprise that the album’s dub reworking (plus non-album material) by its producer is also effective. All the classic dub remix effects are present: mainly instrumental, bass does most of the work and Hollie’s gorgeous voice is teased in and out of the mix. The perfect companion for the album. And supporting The Stone Roses on their comeback gigs will probably mean that Hollie will be massive before too long. She certainly deserves it.
Secret Holiday/Victory Blues (Fishrider Records) For their seventh album, New Zealand’s The Puddle deliver ten songs that sit somewhere between The Velvet Underground‘s third album, Subway Sect and The Go-Betweens. On first play, the album’s opener, Decline to Fall stands out as its highlight, but after a few plays, the rest of them fall into place nicely. Quite a few of the songs chug along at a mid-tempo pace, powered by simplistic Velvets-style drums on floor-tom and snare. They drop it down a gear with the gentle Hydrogen 6, and pick it up again with the stomping Oh Hayley (You’re Right). George Henderson’s laidback vocal style is quite distinct, and it suits his slightly off-the-wall lyrics.
Opposite Sex (Fishrider/Occultation) BBC 6 Music’s Marc Riley and Gideon Coe have given this band a lot of support, and it’s easy to see why. What The Opposite Sex create is rough & ready, complex yet stripped down post-punk, with female vocals and a passion for pop and experimentation along the way. They’re a trio, and they act like it. Their sound is raw and stripped down: plenty of melody and tricky song structures, without cluttering the mix with lots of sounds. The guitarist works hard all the way, rarely settling for simplistic chords. This is punk rock in its truest sense, because punk is NOT a genre, it’s an attitude. A new band to get excited about for sure.
Words & Sounds (Out of Print Records) Hailing from Amsterdam, Sophya have been around since the early 2000s, and this is a 14-song compilation marking their first (just over a) decade. The obvious points of reference are The Cocteau Twins and Siouxsie and the Banshees, but this is no imitation job: the band’s vocalist Sonja has definitely got her own thing going on. The guitar sound is also heavily influenced by the early Cure and most of the drums are created by ‘80s-sounding drum machines. Most of the album has a dark and dreamy psychedelic feel. Also included is the new single, the previously unavailable Desire, suggesting that the new album due later in the year may have more of an electronic feel.
Standing At The Sky’s Edge (Parlophone) Hawley was the soundtrack to my walking up the aisle on my wedding day and many a tear has been shed listening to his beautiful, soaring ballads. It would take a lot for me to dismiss him but, on first listen, something just doesn’t sit right with this album. Gone are the classic Orbison-sounding vocals and grandiose, orchestral sound, to make way for a revisit to his indieguitar driven Longpigs days (which I loved at the time). Initially, this album seems distinctly average but after a few more listens it proves to be one of those ‘growers’, which worms its way into your heart. Phew, you almost lost me there Hawley!
An Awesome Wave (Infectious) Here we have another band who’ve opted for a symbol instead of a name (though they have conceded to Alt-J to make life easier), perhaps to project an air of mystery; maybe cos they’re as pretentious as the artist formerly and latterly known as Prince; or maybe cos they’re borne of an Internet generation. Who cares? Their music is da bomb. Emanating a million and one diverse influences, from Ladysmith Black Mambazo to Noah and the Whale, Radiohead and The Dandy Warhols – which keeps it interesting. Catchy, swooning pop sat side by side with dub samples and twee indie sounds. And it works. What’s more, the origami album cover is immense!
Fighting Fiction Fighting Fiction (Xtra Mile)
For some reason, I thought Fighting Fiction would be some shit emo Busted–wannabe group. Fuck knows why, maybe it’s the name? But whacking their debut album on was tantamount to that Susan Boyle moment. These Bath-lads are good, really ruddy good. In a similar vein to Frank Turner, Crazy Arm and Chris TT, they harness their angst with their guitars and their farfrom-perfect but wonderously powerful, quintessentially English vocals and catchy riffs to rival those of Green Day and other US counterparts. The short, sharp songs on this album each prove a mini anthem in their own right and leave you gagging to see them live.
In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull Witchita The Cribs stormed onto the scene in the mid noughties with the cracking indie anthem ‘Men’s Needs’ and were in the limelight for a while, before fading into the ether. Singer Ryan Jarman occasionally popped up in the gossip mags as he was dating Kate Nash but we’d kinda forgotten about them. Until now. This album is a blinder. It employs earthy Beach Boys harmonies with that cool, understated Thurston Moore/Lee Ranaldo sound and throw in some hints of Britpop (the good bits) to boot. It’s energetic, catchy and inspired like a UK version of Weezer. Now if only Jarman would sort his ridiculous barnet out.
Caxton Press Shame the Devil (Defcon Records)
It’s a grey day outside and I’m sure this is helping me listen to this album, not that it’s dull and grey but it is very British. British hip hop feels so right on a grey day. An Aussie friend of mine once told me that Britain has a better music scene because we have such shit weather that we spend more time inside making it. If that is true it must have rained for ever round these guys way as this is banging. Well chosen samples and banging beats with decent flows from all concerned. If you want to discover a new UK hip hop group you could do far worse that starting here.
Down the Road (On and On Records) I used to play in a club in London where regularly they would have a DMC winner turntablist guest, he would turn up with some amazing scratch routines and clear the floor on every occasion. He did however impress about five guys each time, who would stand around the decks marvelling at his wizardry. These guys are French, don’t let that put you off. They won the DMC competition four times but don’t let that put you off either. This really wasn’t what I was expecting, I expected lots of fast cuts and scratches, with more focus on that than on solid music production, instead I get a bunch of extremely well chosen samples with some very tasty beats as well as some well placed cuts. I’m won over. More please.
La Belle Vie (First Word Records) I kept hearing tracks by these guys on other peoples mixes and in their DJ sets and on each occasion it would prick up my ears, the tracks always stood out for different reasons. So I was really looking forward to this album but also slightly wary as sometimes when you are really looking forward to an album it turns out decidedly mmmrh. I’m not sure how big the market is for these styles, downbeat, funky breaks, head nodding productions in a world of wub wub and more wub but if justice is to be done it needs a bigger one. I wasn’t even annoyed when these guys used a smile I’d been working on for months.
This Is UK Rap Vol 1 (Defenders Entertainment) From the guys that brought you the excellent UK Grime Series, they now take a step into the UK Rap market. This is a weird one really, the days when there were very specific lines drawn between musical genres have long gone, if a grime star charts are they a pop star, if a grime artists rides a 70bpm beat are they dubstep wannabes, all this kind of stuff seems to have faded. So whilst this doesn’t have any of the names I would have thought would appear on a UK rap compilation, it does have lots of the upcoming UK artists with flow. Big Up Sincere who I tip for the top, Lioness, steadily rising, as well as established chart stars, Wretch 32 and Skepta. A solid selection even if the title does confuse this old git. www.247magazine.co.uk
Harmonicraft (Volcom) Torche’s tastes are impeccable. It’s clear from their melodic flourishes that the Florida quartet grew up listening to trailblazers like Hüsker Dü and Melvins. And it’s equally clear from their bowel-disintegrating yet cleverly constructed rifferama that they rate Sabbath and Stoneage in equal measure. But it takes more than a good record collection to arrive at songs like ‘Kicking’ – pure powerhouse rock’n’roll with ethereal vocals that give off a faint Soundgarden aroma. ‘Snakes Are Charmed’ opens with a developed arpeggio that Matt Bellamy would be proud of and, best of all, ‘Sky Trials’ sends the band’s combination of technicality and brute strength soaring into the stratosphere.
Off! Off! (Vice)
If you were there first time around then I guess it’s not contrived to revive that same disaffected punk rasp that ushered in the arrival of American hardcore. So it goes with Off! and its protagonist, Keith Morris – the man who first gave Black Flag a voice and who took the Circle Jerks to their nihilist zenith. ‘Off!’ is substantial enough but it’s hard not to see it as a dusted off artifact rather than a modern day contribution. Maybe that’s the point: a nostalgic throwback to when US punk wasn’t homogenised by the industry. Mind you, that selfsame industry will probably be falling over itself to sign bands like this in twelve months.
Get Cape Wear Cape Fly Maps (Cooking Vinyl)
Sam Duckworth is clearly missing Blur. So rather than wait around for a solid reunion he’s decided to pay his respects with a clutch of songs that sound like they could’ve been studio floor cuts during the making of ‘The Great Escape’. New single ‘Daylight Robbery’ is a case in point: a bass-heavy indie-punk groove with falsetto whoops and home counties melodies. Even more imitative is ‘Easy (Complicated)’ – Damon would surely cringe. ‘Call Of Duty’ is a return to familiar Get Cape territory, while the jazz funk splurge of ‘Vital Statistics’ is a non sequitir. Heart in the right place, decent chap and all that, but ‘Maps’ is something that fails to connect due to its insistence on pastiche.
OZRIC TENTACLES Paper Monkeys (Madfish)
I once saw Ozric Tentacles play for eight hours at a festival in Tewkesbury in the late ‘80s. I remember frugging merrily to their Steve Hillage solos stretched out over freeform, neo-hippy sonic odysseys, sitting down for a little sleep and waking up at daybreak to find them still going. It’s this stamina and dogged dedication to cosmos-straddling psyche-rock that has kept them plying their wares for over quarter of a decade. Of course, they’ve moved with the underground times, embracing electro-dub and synth skronk along the way but the song, and the nonsensical song titles (‘Knurl’, ‘Lemon Kush’, ‘Plowm’), remain the same. Long may they reign in their netherworld of ethereal emissions and acid-fried gibberish. www.247magazine.co.uk
Heathens Howl www.facebook.com/ heathenshowl
For a band so young, Plymouth’s Heathens Howl’s appropriation of the melancholic moods of the ‘80s is nothing short of astonishing. ‘Teeth’ is how Joy Division would sound through a Coral filter: resignation and rootsiness in equal measure, with a chorus to die for. It is, truly, a work of wonder. The inventiveness continues with ‘Blossom’, a shuffling ode to self-doubt that walks the perfect line between humility and vulnerability; while ‘Step’ and ‘Brick Walls’ are gorgeous indie-folk songs that display a lyrical prowess on a par with early Morrissey, and a musical palette of the finest calibre. If Heathens Howl can find an opening, the misery-pop mantle is theirs for the taking.
Daniel Shamroth www.soundcloud.com/ daniel-schamroth
Exeter singer-songwriter, Daniel Schamroth, is another one of those earnest-to-goodness indie ‘troubadours’ with an acoustic guitar and a lack of decent songs. Moonlighting from his role in The Fab Beatles, this new five song EP (released through Broken Records) is like being hit repeatedly over the head with jelly. It doesn’t hurt but you really wish it would stop. ‘A Broken Violin’ has a slide blues motif but quickly subsides into the wet morass with Daniel’s meandering croon eliciting little empathy. And nearly all of the songs go on way too long for something so stripped down. If you like Richard Ashcroft then just listen to Richard Ashcroft because this will not enrich your acoustic collection in the slightest.
www.facebook.com/ calldrexl With three quarters of defunct Westcountry punkers, Quarantine, on board, Drexl deal in frazzled, riffembracing punk rock with a respectful nod to the agit-groove of Rage Against The Machine. On ‘The Bees’ EP, Chris Muirhead’s deranged howl is, as ever, a thing of wonky wonder that even strays into Mark E Smith territory on the excellent and extraordinary ‘Life Becomes Like Song Titles’. The band flexes its hardcore brawn to fine effect on ‘Climb’, which swaggers like a raging Bad Brains homage before morphing into a New York hardcore wig-out. All told, this is thrilling and ever-so-slightly discomfiting stuff: as if you’re bearing witness to a psychological meltdown. It certainly never did Nirvana any harm. Oh, wait…
www.whatweshouldbedoing. bandcamp.com If you’re looking for a split acoustic album (on tape, no less) full of the spirit of youth and young wo/manhood then look no further than this gem. Some Sort Of Threat – Exeter’s Rory Matthews – scatters words of precocious wisdom and kitchen-sink observations in small, speedy, yet perfectly formed doses, with a conviction and righteousness that is both disarming and alluring. Meanwhile, Southsea’s Olive Anne takes things at a steadier pace and is equally as endearing, especially on ‘Millbank’, a song that reshapes the emotive stylings of early Billy Bragg with a balmy undertow. Olive and SSOT complement each other perfectly, both drawing from the same subcultural well and neither falling foul to egotism or self-indulgence. Quite brilliant.
Geck-E Soul Train [Therabyte]
Dutch wonder Geck-E is looking to have an even better year ahead of him this year than in 2011, with upcoming performances at the legendary Defqon 1 and Dance Valley festivals. What’s loveable about his productions as ‘Geck-E’ are the fusion of styles that and complete unexpectedness at what will come next. His previous EP ‘Ehh Yeah’ had longevity in my sets for most of the later part of last year, and he has certainly delivered one hell of a belter with ‘Soul Train’. Sounding like a meeting of minds between Scot Project and Andrea Montorsi, this is an out and out hard trancer that has been receiving some amazing support throughout Europe and comes highly recommended.
Midnight Express [Kant] It’s a great feeling when you find a track is really simple yet really stands out, and this new release on Kant is exactly that! Samuel L Session’s mix is spot on. Cleverly fusing techno and trance with a not too steady BPM, this has such a quirky bass line but when combined a deep kick and gorgeous strings works so well. Rest assured within minutes of finding the name after Joris Voorn played it at Awakenings, this was an instant purchase and later that evening myself and a few friends were all in agreement of how strong a track it was, and also a long but amusing debate on how to pronounce the artist name.
Forgotten Dream (Busho Mix) [Bionic Digital] When this first surfaced on Omni recordings back in 1999, it was the mainstay of many leading trance DJs sets for quite some time, with licenses all over the world, and rightly so! Now it has been released by Cardiff’s Bionic imprint (a label ran from the promoters of the very successful club nights) with some new mixes. Bristol’s Busho manages to up the pace quite considerably of the original and adds his harder touch, with a monstrous kick and bass and incorporating a stabby synth riff that really does the damage on a loud system. If you are looking for something familiar that is guaranteed to get a good reception, this is worth checking.
Hard Like Bronze [Blackout Audio] After deciding to re-master and re-release some of their earlier material, Blackout Audio touch down with release number 20. This time it’s from Argentinian mastermind Luis Ruiz! Having a distinct sound has lead to worldwide success with releases on labels such as Warm Up, Communique and Planet Rhythm. ‘Hard Like Bronze’, is both distinct and menacing, but the production is pristine and this sounds massive on a big sound system. ‘Engraving’ takes on a similarly sinister role that you’ve come to love from Luis’ production, with the remix from The Anxious, (Mark Anxious aka Mark EG and Chrissi) who give the track a further twisted edge winning pride of place in this reviewer’s record bag as well. magazine | 31
Listings Your essential guide to the best events taking place over the next month
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Until 30 June, Plymouth, PRIDE IN OUR PAST, Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, Drake Circus, 01752 304774, Plymouth.gov.uk/museumpcmag, Admission Free Discover new research that reveals the previously hidden, personal stories of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) communities in Plymouth. Until now, there has been little evidence of these fascinating lives. Read and listen to personal stories, see artefacts, photographs and more. This thought-provoking exhibition spans three centuries and captures the heart of the changing ‘scene’ over the decades, as well as the political struggle both past and present. Come along and find out more about this diverse and intriguing aspect of Plymouth’s history. When the exhibition is over, all the memorabilia will be stored at the Plymouth and West Devon Record Office as a permanent archive, enabling this important part of our heritage to be remembered.
BEST OF THE REST THEATRE 7-17 MAY
Various BORN IN THE GARDENS www.creativecow.co.uk 7.30pm starts, tickets £10 Devon-based theatre company Creative Cow, is taking their production of Peter Nicholls’ Born In The Gargens on the road – with dates in Budleigh Salterton Town Hall (May 7), Dulverton Town Hall (May 12) and Exeter New Theatre (May 16-17). Set in Bristol in 1979 - a deeply touching story of new technology, business morality and social patterns which shows chance is not always for the best.
DANCE 11 -12 MAY
Plymouth BREAKIN’ CONVENTION 2012, Theatre Royal, Royal Parade, 01752 267222, theatreroyal.com, 7pm, £18 Breakin’ Convention, the critically acclaimed international festival of hip hop dance theatre, is back with another line-up of jawdropping performances by companies from around the world and around the corner. Now in its ninth year, this hugely popular Sadler’s Wells production is hosted and curated by eminent UK hip hop theatre artist Jonzi D. Breakin’ Convention is much more than just a show - it is an experience!
THEATRE 14 - 19 May
Truro SPAMALOT, Hall for Cornwall, Black Quay, TR1 2LL, 01872 262466, hallforcornwall.co.uk 7.30pm, £23 - £35 Spamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits and French people. The show features a gaggle of hilarious songs including the Nation’s Favourite Comedy Song: Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.
DANCE 22 May
Exeter EDge, Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Exeter, 01392 667080, exeterphoenix.org.uk 8pm, £9 EDge features a new generation of the most promising contemporary dancers performing commissions by exciting young choreographers. Led by Artistic Director Jeanne Yasko, EDge’s 2012 tour showcases performances by a strong and diverse ensemble of 12 dancers. This unique programme is filled with high-level energy and technical excellence that pushes the performers to their limits and leaves you on the edge of your seat.
COMEDY 25 MAY
SIMON AMSTELL, Exeter Northcott, Stocker Road, Exeter, 01392 493493, exeternorthcott.com 8pm, £21 The award-winning comedian, actor/ screenwriter (Grandma’s House) and presenter (Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Popworld) returns with a brand new standup tour for 2012. Intensely vulnerable and painfully honest, Amstell attempts again to heal himself in public, following 2009’s critically acclaimed ‘Do Nothing’. With special guest Daniel Simonsen.
DANCE 23 MAY
Exeter MADE IN HEAVEN, Exeter Northcott, Stocker Road, Exeter, 01392 493493, exeternorthcott.com 7.30pm,£18.50-£14.50 Merging ancient themes with harsh realities of contemporary life, Mark Bruce creates a surreal world ruled by a blinded cop and a malicious virgin, where a prairie girl dreams of other lives, and a chain-gang dances on the edge of an inferno. With music ranging from Debussy and Leadbelly to Queens of the Stone Age and The Black Keys, this dark, sometimes comic piece interrogates the very idea of Heaven. www.247magazine.co.uk
THE DICTATOR (TBC) Released: 18 May
BEST OF THE REST 2 DAYS IN NEW YORK (15)
Released: 18 May Dir: Julie Delpy Starring: Julie Delpy, Chris Rock, Albert Delpy, and Alexia Landeau 2011/US/96 min Since the events of the first film 2 Days in Paris, Marion (Delpy) has broken up with her partner now lives in New York with their child. Her family decides to visit and bring her ex-boyfriend along for the trip. She deals with the fallout of her previous relationship, while integrating her new boyfriend Mingus (Rock) into her family. Bittersweet drama and comedy.
DARK SHADOWS (TBC)
Released: 11 May Dir: Tim Burton Starring: Johnny Depp, Eva Green, and Helena Bonham Carter / 2011/US/TBC Johnny Depp and director Tim Burton re-team for another gothic tale of woe. Here Depp plays an imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins, who is set free after 20 years and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection. The film is based on a campy 60’s TV series and is perfect match for Burton’s eerie, black, comedy.
AMERICAN PIE: REUNION (15)
Released: 2 May Directors: Jon Hurwitz & Hayden Schlossberg Starring: Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Tara Reid, Seann William Scott 2011/US/113 min It’s been 13 years since American Pie served up baked goods as a masturbatory aid and now Jim, Michelle, Stifler, and their friends reunite for their high school reunion. The only difference is that most of them have put on a few pounds (probably the pies!) and for most of the cast this is a welcome reboot for their careers. Expect plenty of gross-out comedy and a lack of maturity. Yes, the American Pie movie saga has been going on for a hell of a long time, but that doesn’t curb our morbid fascination to see how the delinquents are getting on in their old age.
HOW I SPENT MY SUMMER VACATION (15)
Released: 11 May Dir: Adrian Grunberg Starring: Mel Gibson and Daniel Gimenez Cacho 2011/US/96 min A career criminal (Gibson) is nabbed by Mexican authorities is placed in a tough prison where he learns to survive with the help of a 9-year-old boy. This is an apparent return to form for Gibson, after The Beaver, and sees him retreading the hard-boiled macho posturing of Payback. Can’t wait!
Released: 4 May Dir: Boaz Yakin Starring: Jason Statham, Catherine Chan and Chris Sarandon 2011/US/94 min Jason Statham plays a former elite agent who takes on a two-tier mission: rescue a Chinese girl who’s been abducted by the Triads, then use a safe combination to outwit the Russian Mafia, corrupt NYC officials, and the Triads themselves. Talk about multi-tasking! Anyway, expect the usual mixed martial arts, explosions and redundant romantic plotting to fill up a couple of hours.
Compiled by our resident film buff, John Barker.
Dir: Larry Charles Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen, Anna Faris and John C. Reilly 2011/US/TBC This is the heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed! This social satire has Cohen playing Admiral General Aladeen who having been stripped of his signature beard is released upon the streets of New York to change Western thinking on democracy.
MEN IN BLACK 3 (3D) (TBC)
Released: 25 May Dir: Barry Sonnenfeld Starring: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, and Josh Brolin / 2011/US/TBC This time Agent J (Smith) travels in time to MIB’s early years in the 1960s, to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K (Jones) and changing history. The first film was a fresh and irrelevant take on the science fiction genre and the secretive intelligence services in the US, while its sequel served up a lazy slab of entertainment, hopefully this three-quel will arrest the slide!
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Live Tue 01 Bideford JAM NIGHT, Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £free. Liskeard ACOUSTIC JAM Barley Sheaf, 9pm, £free All musicians welcome Plymouth OPEN MIC Ride Café, Tavistock Place, 9pm, £free. Totnes Castle Inn, 9pm, £free. Open mic night, musicians wanted, turn up and play
Wed 02 Redruth OPEN MIC / JAM NIGHT Gaslights Bar, £free, 9pm Open to all performers, turn up and play! Exeter THE OTHERS Cavern , Queen St, 8pm, £5 One of the most seminial indie/ punk bands of the mid-noughties. THE TOY HEARTS Exeter Phoenix, Bradninc Place, 8pm, £10. Fronted by sisters Hannah and Sophia Johnson, the band present a sizzling brew of bluegrass standards, original ballads and fabulous Western swing.
Thurs 03 Exeter CANDYRAT TOUR Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, 8pm, £tbc. Featuring Candyrat artists Antoine Dufour, Ewan Dobson and Jimy Wahlsteen alongside Polish – Manuncian guitar guru Adam Palma. OPEN MIC NIGHT, Angel Bar, 32 Queen Street, £free. Hosted by local heroes Roger styles & Richard James. LIVE MUSIC AT THE PICTURE HOUSE Exeter Picturehouse, 8.30pm, £free. Guests Hurricane Horse, The Akibas & The Boys from Melbourne St. Falmouth GREAT WESTERN JAZZ COMPANY Five Degrees West 8.45pm. £free Live Jazz and Swing every week. Plymouth ACOUSTIC CAFÉ The Cellar Bar, The Fortesque, Mutley Plain 8.30pm-12am, £1. Four live acts each week. ADELIA B-Bar, The Barbican, 9pm, £2. Adelia is a Devon based singersongwriter: Think Jake Thackeray meets Joni Mitchell at a gypsy cabaret! RIDE LIVE, Ride Café, 45-46 Tavistock Place 9pm–12am, £2. A selection of the most exciting live Rock/Dub/ Ska/Hip Hop/Roots & Reggae acts. Truro POLLY MONEY Vertigo, St Mary St, 9pm-12am, £free. LIVE BANDS Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 9pm, £free. Showcasing some of the best local musicians, guests Three Minute Warning. Bude ACOUSTIC SOFA SESSIONS WITH JENNA D WITTS Bar 35, 9pm, £free. Penzance MESSENGER Farmers Arms, Causewayhead Liskeard FULL METTLE RACKET Barley Sheaf, 9pm, £free Blistering rock covers Plymouth ACOUSTIC CAFÉ The Cellar Bar, The Fortesque, Mutley Plain 8.30pm-12am, £1. Four live acts each week RIDE LIVE, Ride Café, 45-46 Tavistock Place 9pm–12am, £2. A www.247magazine.co.uk
selection of the most exciting live Rock/Dub/ Ska/Hip Hop/Roots & Reggae acts. OPEN MIC View Two, Vauxhall St, 8pm, £free. Hosted by Chris Davies and Cy Brandl.
Fri 04 Bideford FUZY LOGIC The Palladium Club, 8pm, £tbc Original Rock Chagford HAMER & ISAACS GYPSY SWING BAND , Ring O’Bells, 9pm, £free Dartington HAMER & ISAACS GYPSY SWING BAND Dartington Cider Press, 12pm-4pm, £free Exeter COLLISION LIVE Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, 8pm, £5. These reigning Days, True Blue, Sound of the Sirens and Annie Rew-Shaw all playing live, with support from Phonic FM DJ’s too. This is a fundraiser for the station, so please show your support. KATZ Farmers Union, 16-18 Queens Terrace, 9pm, £free. Plymouth THE WIRELESS Kitty O’Hanlons 9.30pm, £free. THE SURFIN BIRDS Annabels, Vauxhall St, 10.30pm, £tbc. Live band, supported by DJ Damien James and DJ Breeze. Truro B-SIDE / COMMUNION Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 7pm, £3. Showcasing some of the best local musicians. Penzance TOM DALE Farmers Arms, Causewayhead Falmouth FLASHPOINT Nancy’s Bar, 4 Killigrew St, 9.30pm, £free. Hayle KERNOW VIBRATION The Sandsifter, Gwithian, 9pm, £tbc. Cornwall’s pioneering dub and reggae band, that blends together classic reggae rhythms with rock licks, formed six years ago and have picked up a loyal following from their energetic live shows.
Sat 05 Exeter KATZ Heavitree, 50-52 Fore St, 9pm, £free. Plymouth THE FABULOUS 59 FORD Annabels, Vauxhall St, 10.30pm, £tbc £3. Live rock’n’roll, be-bop band, supported by DJ Damien James and DJ Breeze.
Sun 06 Plymouth ACOUSTIC WINE DOWN Ride Café, Tavistock Place, 9pm, £free. Live acoustic acts, deals on house wines, free cheese and crackers! THE BANANA THIEVES Annabels, Vauxhall St, 10.30pm, £tbc. Live band, supported by DJ Damien James and DJ Breeze. HAMER & ISAACS GYPSY SWING BAND, Matchroom Suite, Plympton, 7.30pm, £8 Exmouth KATZ Firts and Last, 10 Church St, 6pm, £free. Falmouth LIME GREEN TREVENA & BOB SEYMORE Nancy’s Bar, 4 Killigrew St, 4.30mp / 9.30pm, £free.
Mon 07 Bideford THE DOWNFALL BAND The Palladium Club, 8pm, £tbc. Original indie rock Exeter THE XCERTS Cavern, Queen St, 8pm-1am, £4 Scottish trio who have supported the likes of Manchester Orchestra & Biffy Clyro.
Tue 08 Bideford JAM NIGHT, Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £free. Exeter HOLY STATE Cavern, Queen St, 8pm-1am, £4 Great new punk rock band, who have toured with the likes of Biffy Clyro and have been championed by BBC radio presenters Huw Stephens and Steve Lamacq. Support from Los Broncos and guests. THE NEW HEROS Exeter Racecourse. 8.3-pm, from £15. A high energy four piece band, they play all the best modern rock, pop classics and contemporary music guaranteed to get you in the party mood, and headline the Devon Life Ladies night. Plymouth OPEN MIC Ride Café, Tavistock Place, 9pm, £free. Totnes BUSK FOR BOOZE Castle Inn, 9pm, £free. Open mic night, musicians wanted, turn up and play.
8.45pm. £free Live Jazz and Swing every week. Plymouth ACOUSTIC CAFÉ The Cellar Bar, The Fortesque, Mutley Plain 8.30pm-12am, £1. Four live acts each week. RIDE LIVE, Ride Café, 45-46 Tavistock Place, 9pm–12am, £2. A selection of the most exciting live Rock/Dub/ Ska/Hip Hop/Roots & Reggae acts. OPEN MIC View Two, Vauxhall St, 8pm, £free. Hosted by Chris Davies & Cy Brandl Truro LIVE BANDS Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 9pm, £free. Showcasing some of the best local musicians, guests Devils Creek. Plymouth PUNCH JUDY Farmers Arms, Causewayhead
Bideford THE BREAKS COLLECTIVE The Palladium Club, 8pm, £tbc Hip hop, rap, funk & jazz fusion 7 piece band Falmouth PACK OF WOLVES Nancy’s Bar, 4 Killigrew St, 9.30pm, £free.. MARTIN HARLEY BAND Princess Pavilion, 41 Melville Rd, 8pm, £12/£10 cons in adv. Fresh home from a trip across the pond; a management deal, this hard touring British band, fronted by singer and slide guitarist, Martin Harley is back on tour. He’s been recording in Texas on a project for release next summer. Support from Kola. Wed 09 Plymouth Falmouth THIRST 4 LIVE Thirst, Vauxhall St, THE TEMPER TRAP Princess 9pm, £2 from 11pm. Lazy Habits + Pavilion, 41 Melville Rd, 7.30pm, Support & DJ Aaron Hornibrook DJ after set. £14.50 in adv. The Melbourne four-piece, Calstock their 2009 debut ‘Conditions’ was a roaraway NOW WE BURN’S Calstock Hall. success and sold nearly a million copies Support from Tyranus Malus worldwide. Their second album, The Temper Truro Trap, due for release on 21st May. B-SIDE Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 8pm, £free. Weekly indie night with Plymouth bands and DJ’s. CAFE ACOUSTICA B-Bar, The Barbican, 8.30pm, £free. Our fortnightly THE GUYS Zafiro’s Bar, 8pm, £free. Penzance showcase of unplugged talent, hosted by BROKEN DOWN Farmers Arms, singer-songwriter Jessie Mullen. Causewayhead Redruth OPEN MIC / JAM NIGHT Gaslights Bar, £free, 9pm Open to all performers, Sat 12 turn up and play! Bideford WEIRD JAZZ The Palladium Club, Thurs 10 8pm, £tbc Off the wall jazzy stuff! Exeter Bude JOE BLOGGERS, Cavern, Gandy THE KRYPTONITE JUNKIES Bar St, £6 in adv. Influential bloggers are 35, 9pm, £free. Rock covers band chosen to curate, DJ & promote. Guests Liskeard include Said the Whale, Rosie Vanier and Barley Sheaf Church St, 9pm, £free. Matthew Hurst-Smith. Plymouth OPEN MIC NIGHT, Angel Bar, 32 FREE CUBA PARTY B-Bar, The Queen Street, £free. Hosted by local Barbican, 10pm, £free. Latin tunes and heroes Roger styles & Richard James. cocktails with our resident DJ playing the best LIVE MUSIC AT THE PICTURE in salsa, merengue, bachata, son and more. HOUSE Exeter Picturehouse, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD White Rabbit, 8.30pm, £free. Guests Matt North, Bretonside Bus Station, 7pm, £10. Ben Tallamy, The Morrisons, Tim Bland & Support from Goatwhore. Teahorse. IPYN Live dBs Live (formerly the THE MARTIN HARLEY BAND Hippo), Bath St, 7pm-10pm, £tbc. Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Production Youth Network brings 8pm, £12.50. The Martin Harley Band are International their very first event, whch will mark the an acoustic trio who are achieving cult status you start of a regular showcase platform for youth with live music fans worldwide thanks to their talent in the south west with The Deering, dynamic live shows and catchy arrangements Dead Poets, Seize the Day, Sky V’s Mountsin Liskeard & Jonathon Stafford THE HEIST Barley Sheaf, Church PLYMOUTH TATTOO St, 9pm, £free Awesome rock covers CONVENTION, Plymouth Guildhall, band, with a tribute to the great Al Hodge bands on from 7pm, £15/£25 for the included. weekend. Bands playing on Sat & Sunday Falmouth include The Avatars, Black Friday, Rudis GREAT WESTERN JAZZ Message, The Jack, Blue on Black, Too Hot, COMPANY Five Degrees West Sleaze, The Roachmen, Rusty Angles, The magazine | 37
Live Rock’n’Roll Outlaws, and the main headliner on Saturday night – Limehouse Lizzy Wembury HAMER & ISAACS GYPSY SWING BAND, Odd Wheel Pub, 9pm, £9
Sun 13 Plymouth ACOUSTIC WINE DOWN Ride Café, Tavistock Place, 9pm, £free. Live acoustic acts, deals on house wines, free cheese and crackers! HAMER & ISAACS GYPSY SWING BAND, Millbridge Inn, 3pm, £free Falmouth THE SHIRTS Nancy’s Bar, 4 Killigrew St, 9.30pm, £free. Truro CONTEMP MUSIC CLUB Vertigo, 15 St Mary’s St, £free, 4pm-11pm. Featuring Olle Jinks, Abee Hague, Saskia Maxwell and many more.
Mon 14 Exeter KARIMA FRANCIS Cavern, Queen St, 8pm-1am, £4 Karima Francis is a Blackpool-born singer-songwriter who was named by The Observer as the number one act to watch OPEN MIC NIGHT The Sorry Head, 9pm-11.30pm, £free OPEN MIC NIGHT The Oddfellows, 7pm-12am, £free
Tue 15 Bideford JAM NIGHT, Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £free. Exeter AS WE SINK Cavern, Gandy St, 8pm, £4. Pink night, support from Gnarwolves, La Haine and Olympian. HOT PANDA Cavern, Queen St, 8pm-1am, £4 Formed in 2006 naming themselves after a Chinese restaurant in Edmonton, London. Plymouth OPEN MIC Ride Café, Tavistock Place, 9pm, £free. Totnes BUSK FOR BOOZE Castle Inn, 9pm, £free. Open mic night, musicians wanted, turn up and play.
8.30pm, £10. Scottish indie folk band who have supported Snow Patrol and plaudits from bands such as Elbow and The Guillemots. GANDY ST LIVE Exeter Phoenix, Cavern Club,John Gandys, Coolings, Vaults, 7pm-2am, £5 in adv. A charity based music festival, in the cultural quarter of Exeter: Gandy Street. Dark Knights playing Tech and House in the Phoenix, D’n’B takeover in the Cavern with Sharley, Ike, Bevan and many more. John Gandy’s hosts live bands The Macey’s, James Saget, Lucie Bowles, Laura Tippett & Chris Garcia. In Vaults, expect a Ibiza style makeover with DJ Rentona playing across the board. LIVE MUSIC AT THE PICTURE HOUSE Exeter Picturehouse, 8.30pm, £free. Guests Jake the Dog, Ollie Bowern & Roger Hunt. OPEN MIC NIGHT, Angel Bar, 32 Queen Street, £free. Falmouth GREAT WESTERN JAZZ COMPANY Five Degrees West 8.45pm. £free Live Jazz and Swing every week. Liskeard CROSSFIRE Barley Sheaf, Church St, 9pm, £free Stonkin classic rock covers Penzance HANTERHIR Farmers Arms, Causewayhead Plymouth ACOUSTIC CAFÉ The Cellar Bar, The Fortesque, Mutley Plain 8.30pm-12am, £1. Four live acts each week. RIDE LIVE, Ride Café, 45-46 Tavistock Place 9pm–12am, £2. A selection of the most exciting live Rock/Dub/ Ska/Hip Hop/Roots & Reggae acts OPEN MIC View Two, Vauxhall St, 8pm, £free.. Hosted by Chris Davies & Cy Brandl Truro LIVE BANDS Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 9pm, £free. Showcasing some of the best local musicians, guests Stone Country.
Bideford SPACED INVADERS The Palladium Club, 8pm, £tbc 80’s cover band Exeter Wed 16 SOUTH WEST LIVE, Angel Bar, 32 Exeter Queen Street, 9pm, £free. Boasting METAL UNDERGROUND SPECIAL some of the best up-&-coming & already well Cavern, Queen St, 8pm-1am, £3 established bands in the South West. Expect a Special Guest Headliners (To Be Announced), lively atmosphere Funk/Ska/Blues/Acoustic in supported by Sanguine & Donkerkarnuffel. fact anything goes. ZUN ZUN EGUI Exeter Phoenix, Plymouth Bradninch Place, 7.30pm, £10 Toting HAMER & ISAACS GYPSY SWING their debut album Katang – out now on Bella BAND, B-Bar, 9pm, £3 Union – Zun Zun Egui started out playing THIRST 4 LIVE Thirst, Vauxhall St, up and down the UK to hardcore and party 9pm, £2 from 11pm. Zen Hussies + crowds ready to be let loose by music. Support & DJ Aaron Hornibrook DJ after set Redruth THE SPYDERS Annabels, Vauxhall OPEN MIC / JAM NIGHT Gaslights St, 10.30pm, £tbc Starting nothing Bar, £free, 9pm Open to all performers, less than a cult revolution with their dark turn up and play! Tarantino-esque style of desperate twang, Plymouth trash surf & croon rock n roll., supported by TWENTY TWENTY The White DJ Damien James and DJ Breeze. Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station, Falmouth 7pm, £7 in adv. Twenty Twenty are a BOB SEYMORE Nancy’s Bar, 4 3 piece pop/rock band based in London, Killigrew St, 9.30pm, £free. Cambridge and Essex UK, supported by Room Truro 94 & Futureproof. B-SIDE Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 7pm, £tbc. Weekly indie night with Thurs 17 bands and DJ’s. Penzance Bude ACOUSTIC SOFA SESSIONS WITH THE AMBASSADORS OF SORROW, Downstairs Bar, The MATTHEW AND ME Bar 35, 9pm, Acorn, 7.30pm, £7/£6 in adv. £free. RICHIE & ROWAN Farmers Arms, Exeter ADMIRAL FALLOW Exeter Phoenix, Causewayhead www.247magazine.co.uk
Saltash THE WIRELESS Union Inn 9pm, £free.
Sat 19 Bideford AUCTION FOR THE PROMISE CLUB The Palladium Club, 8pm, £tbc Highly rated indie band! Bude HIP ROUTE Bar 35, 9pm, £free. Three piece acoustic band with support from Keir & Bates. Exeter THE SKATALITES Exeter Phoenix, 8pm, £19. Jamaican outfit are the original ska band, actually creating the genre in 1963. They recorded for legendary producers Coxsone Dodd and Prince Buster, nurtured future stars Desmond Dekker Lee Perry and The Wailers and were responsible for the classic Guns of Navarone. Falmouth THE PISTOLEROS Nancy’s Bar, 4 Killigrew St, 9.30pm, £free. Liskeard TTHE LANDLORDS BAND Barley Sheaf, Church St, 9pm, £free The Olympic torch is coming thru Liskeard, so Swifty will put a band together, trust me! Plymouth FREE CUBA PARTY B-Bar, Barbican Theatre, 9pm, £free. Latin tunes and cocktails with our resident DJ playing the best in salsa, merengue, bachata, son and more. THE SPYDERS Annabels, Vauxhall St, 10.30pm, £tbc Starting nothing less than a cult revolution with their dark Tarantino-esque style of desperate twang, trash surf & croon rock n roll., supported by DJ Damien James and DJ Breeze. Saltash HAMER & ISAACS GYPSY SWING BAND, Olympic Torch Music Festival, Longstone Park, 12pm, £free
WITH P.H DEWHURST Bar 35, 9pm, £free. Exeter JIM BOB Cavern, Queen St, 8pm1am, £5 Great to see JIM BOB from Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine back at the Cavern to herald the launch of his new novel. LIVE MUSIC AT THE PICTURE HOUSE Exeter Picturehouse, 8.30pm, £free. Guests Catherine & Thwe Owl, Adrian Maxwell & Terry, Ed and Mark. Plymouth OPEN MIC View Two, Vauxhall St, 8pm, £free. Hosted by Chris Davies & Cy Brandl Liskeard METAL FATIGUE Barley Sheaf, Church St, 9pm, £free Seasoned players with a great selection of classic rock. Penzance PETITE DEBAUCHE Farmers Arms, Causewayhead Truro LIVE BANDS Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 9pm, £free. Showcasing some of the best local musicians, guests The Vision
Bideford ESCAPE ARTISTS The Palladium Club, 8pm, £tbc High energy rock Exeter OZRIC TENTACLES Exeter Phoenix, 8pm, £15. Legendary space jam band Ozric Tentacles, now resident in the USA, return to the UK to promote their new album ‘Paper Monkeys’ and the Future Sound of Exeter have persuaded them to play for the benefit of Exeter’s sound alternative radio station, Phonic FM! Support from Champignon. Falmouth FOLKFACE Princess Pavilion, 41 Melville Rd, 8pm, £15/£14 cons in adv. Aka Dave & Dom from the BBC Radio 1 Chris Moyles Show. THE ROOSTERS Nancy’s Bar, 4 Sun 20 Killigrew St, 9.30pm, £free. Falmouth Plymouth BILLY MAC Nancy’s Bar, 4 Killigrew HAMER & ISAACS GYPSY SWING St, 4.30pm, £free. BAND, Bistro One, 9pm, £free NOW WE BURN’S C103, Union St. Mon 21 Support from Viking Skull, The Mercy House & Huron. Plymouth THE RED HOT TRIO Annabels, OPEN MIC NIGHT The Junction, Vauxhall St, 10.30pm, £tbc Signed to Mutley Plain, 9pm legendary rockin’ label Nervous (Polecats, Truro Meteors, Restless etc) these young hotshots Vertigo, St Mary St, 9pm-1am, deliver a pulsating set of originals and choice £free. covers to keep you rockin’. supported by DJ Damien James and DJ Breeze. Tue 22 Penzance FRANKIE ABBOTT Farmers Arms, Totnes Causewayhead BUSK FOR BOOZE Castle Inn, Truro 9pm, £free. Open mic night, musicians B-SIDE Bunters Bar, Little Castle wanted, turn up and play. St, 7pm, £tbc. Weekly indie night with Plymouth bands and DJ’s. OPEN MIC Ride Café, Tavistock OFFICIAL LIVE MUSIC LAUNCH Place, 9pm, £free. NIGHT The Office Nightclub, 9pmlate, £4. Four bands playing during the Wed 23 night. Guests tonight include Harbour Party, Plymouth Lilium, Left Nut Jack & The Square Needles CAFE ACOUSTICA B-Bar, The and The Rob Shephard Experience. Barbican, 8.30pm, £free. Our fortnightly Teignmouth showcase of unplugged talent, hosted by WELLER Jolly Sailor, 46 singer-songwriter Jessie Mullen. Northumberland Place, 9pm, £free. Truro BEN AND ZAID FROM ‘THE Sat 26 PEOPLE’S STRING FOUNDATION’ Bideford Vertigo, 15 St Mary’s St, £free, NINE YARDS The Palladium Club, 9pm-12am. 8pm, £tbc Covers band Bude Thu 24 THE SUM OF Bar 35, 9pm, £free. Bude Exmouth ACOUSTIC SOFA SESSIONS BIG ‘ED & THE RED ROCKERS magazine | 38
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It was APOLOGIES I HAVE NONE’s album launch (go get it now!) and we were special secret guests for our sins, so off we trundled to Shoreditch to laugh at the arch hipsters and coo at SAM RUSSO’s dulcet, self-mocking tones (Old Blue Last, London, 22nd March). It was heartening to see AIHN play to a packed and clearly charmed home crowd. They returned the band’s every word, and brand new songs were embraced with the same air-clenching zeal as old faves; even ‘The 26’ where Josh Mckenzie flies, unapologetically, off the PC handle. There were many musicians who succumbed and fell foul to the creative hedonism that enveloped Laurel Canyon, California in the ‘60s and ‘70s. And there were many survivors too: Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, James Taylor (just), Bob Dylan, Stephen Stills and, of course, leading Lady of the Canyon, JOAN BAEZ (Plymouth Pavilions, 23rd March). She was one of the real big hitters: incredibly beautiful, talented, bold and fiercely defiant in the face of her government’s incessant quest for dominance on the world stage. Now here she is, in the soul-sapping inelegance of Plymouth Pavilions, trying to communicate that self-same rebel spirit to an auditorium of people who, while applauding Joan’s lip service to the Occupy movement, probably turned their noses up at, and shepherded their kids away from, the raggle-taggle Plymouth Occupy camp at Jigsaw Gardens last winter. But the song remains the same. And the voice, now pitted with a lived-in depth, remains as sublime and warm-blooded as it ever was. Special credit must go to the backing multi-instrumentalist/singer who, whilst looking like he’d wandered in from a PTA meeting, brought a beautiful, Midas-like presence to everything he played. Unfortunately, we had to slink away early from JB in order to play Plymouth’s first ever Armagedd’on Fest – a brave little venture that left its positive mark on the city’s subcultural landscape (23rd and 24th March). After a sunny afternoon of DIY alt. boutique stalls at Jack Chams, we headed up a free acoustic session at the sweaty venue, alongside KELLY KEMP and MIKE SCOTT. The next day, things moved to the White Rabbit with more stalls and a bunch of gloriously noisy ensembles. It must be fun to be in a band that’s on an eternal mission to seek out crypto-chords, anti-melodies and counterrhythms – anything that doesn’t sound like how a normal band would operate. And London trio, SILENT FRONT, are dab hands. Their Big Black-meets-Mclusky squawl of noise was, at times, dazzlingly effective, as long as you understood what they were doing. However, if you’d been raised on a diet of Feeder and daytime radio then the denseness and wilful obtuseness might have sent you scuttling to the nearest Rock Café in disgust. More fool you. Next up, DAMERELS, were fucking awesome. There are times during the throbbing threesome’s intense set when you feel you could be witnessing the most promising garage punk band in the country – a band who have come closer to capturing the zest of the Stooges or the Sonics than any of those ‘it’ bands who constantly bang on about their pre-punk credentials. If you haven’t seen them, do it now before they inevitably implode or explode. Armed with ‘proper’ tunes yet wired to the sweaty eyeballs were our London chums, THE DISSOCIATES. It’s hard not to love this band’s dedication to their sound, lodged somewhere between Burning Airlines’ serpentine tunefulness and the jittery assault of early Clash. It was the first time in Plymouth for Bristol trio, CAVES, but they kept their heads down and smashed out short, boisterous poppunk songs by the fizz-load. (Arma)gedd’on, indeed. See-ya bye. Backbone (email@example.com)
Beach, Victoria Rd, 9pm, £free. Falmouth THE SHIRTS Nancy’s Bar, 4 Killigrew St, 9.30pm, £free. Millbrook HAMER & ISAACS GYPSY SWING BANDDevon and Cornwall Inn, 9.30pm, £free Plymouth THE WIRELESS Black Jacks 10pm, £free. THE WILDCARDS Annabels, Vauxhall St, 10.30pm, £tbc High energy live performances given at every show by vocalist and guitarist Vince Lee, guitarist Martin Vowles, bass player Al Wallis and drummer Kevin Crowe.
Sun 27 Plymouth THE PIGEON DETECTIVES White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station, 7pm, £12.50 Following their extensive tour at the end of last year, the indie-rockers kick off their Summer early, embarking on a short tour of seaside towns in May in support of their current album ‘Up, Guards And At ‘Em!’ Truro BLOWOUTS, RED ON YOU, & 18 UP IN ONE Live Bar Truro, River St, 8pm, £3.
Mon 28 Falmouth THE PIGEON DETECTIVES Princess Pavilion, 41 Melville Rd, 7.30pm, £12.50 in adv. Playing as part of their Summer by the Sea tour. Last seen in Cornwall when they played an unforgettable headline set at Boardmasters in Newquay in 2009, the band return with a new album this year and this is a real coup to see such a big band in such intimate surroundings. Plymouth FREE CUBA PARTY B-Bar, Barbican Theatre, 10pm, £free. Latin tunes and cocktails,
Festival, Brit and MOBO award winning and multi-platinum selling artist plays a rare and long-awaited gig as the headline act for this year’s Fal River Festival, support from Back Beat Sound System. MR T Nancy’s Bar, 4 Killigrew St, 9.30pm, £free. Liskeard COLD FEET Barley Sheaf, Church St, 9pm, £free. Two lovely girls front this very pro band. The talented Kenny Barnes on lead guitar. Penzance JEFFREY NUTHIN’ Farmers Arms, Causewayhead Truro LIVE BANDS Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 9pm, £free. Showcasing some of the best local musicians, guests Slap Dash Trio.
Fri 01 Plymouth ROLLO MARKEE AND THE THE TAILSHAKERS Annabels, Vauxhall St, 10.30pm, £tbc. Support from DJ Damien James.
Sat 02 Liskeard KERNUYCK Barley Sheaf, Church St, 9pm, £free. The best of Cornish Metal…and its not Tin! Penzance SHARP CLICKS The Ritz, Queen Street, 10pm – 2am, £5 on the door. Bands playing include Clear Colours, Night Motor & Sly Horse, with support from DJ’s The Mongolian Disco Show, Godden & Potter. Plymouth THE DIRTY ROBBERS Annabels, Vauxhall St, 10.30pm, £tbc. 50’s/60’s garage, support from DJ Damien James
Exeter THE REAL DEVON ROCKS PART 2 Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Tue 29 12pm – late, £10.50. A big line-up of Exeter rock/metal bands as part of the Respect FOREIGN OFFICE Cavern, Queen Festival weekend and our Jubilee Weekender. St, 8pm-1am, £10 Psychedelic acoustica Acts plating include Evile, Revoker, Ted Maul, from this modern day successor to the likes Romeo Must Die, My Extraordinary, Codex of Syd Barret and Mark Bolan. King Charles Alimentrius, Cambion, Furyborn, Thirtyone, has toured with the likes of Noah & The Whale Cryostorm, Dendera, Engraved Disillusion, and Mumford and Sons and played frazzled Leviathan, Your Mums Beard, Nikita Taylor electric folk which will appeal to fans of (acoustic set),Tom Kavenagh (I Divide), Dan Devendra Banhart. Polson (acoustic set), Mike James, Eurometal Express DJ’s, Chris Glew DJ and lots more to Exmouth WELLER Manor Hotel, The Beacon, be announced across all the arenas. Launceston 8.30pm, £free. MARK GRIST at the My Cornwall Totnes Charles Causley Festival BUSK FOR BOOZE Castle Inn, Harvey’s Bar and Bistro, Church 9pm, £free. Open mic night, musicians wanted, turn up and play. Street, 8pm, £7.50. With support from MC Tricky
Exeter KING CHARLES Cavern, Queen St, 8pm-1am, £4 London four-piece Foreign Office
Thurs 31 Bude ACOUSTIC SOFA SESSIONS WITH HOLD THE SUN Bar 35, 9pm, £free. Exteter LIVE MUSIC AT THE PICTURE HOUSE Exeter Picturehouse, 8.30pm, £free. Guests Rupert Bath, The Boys from Melbourne St and Lullaby Collective. Falmouth FINLEY QUAYE Events Square, 7pm, £15 in adv. Part of the Fal River
Mon 04 Liskeard THE BUCKET BOYS Barley Sheaf, Church St, 9pm, £free. A right Royal treat for the Queens Jubilee. Premier league Musos in this outfit, including Tim Renwick (pink Floyd).
Tues 05 Liskeard ROYAL JUBILEE ACOUSTIC JAM Barley Sheaf, Church St, 9pm, £free. Open Mic. No need to book, all welcome.
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. 7th May dBs MUSIC - LETS MIX IT UP L2 Nightclub, Calenick St 10pm-2.30am £2. The first of a new monthly concept, guest DJ’s play a set and then lecture studnets at dBs Music at the Camborne Cornwall College campus the following day. First up is Far Too Loud, supported by Freerange DJ’s.
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! Special Ccommonwealth soundclash on 4th June with the UK represented by Dancefloor Outlaws and representing Canada, as part of their 2012 European tour: the Funk Hunters & support from Residents Robin Parris & DJ Proof. Expect everything bass related - Glitch hop, dupstep, ghetto funk, drum & bass and breaks plus your usual dose of R’n’B, grime, house, Indie & good old fashioned Rock n’ Roll.
MONDAY NIGHT MADNESS. Arena. Summerland St. 10pm2.30am. £4.50/£2adv available from reps and the student guild. Exeters biggest and best student night, every week is themed, check out the weekly themes on our facebook group - Monday Madness at Arena MONDAYS. Timepiece. Little Castle St. 7.30pm-1am. £free. Cheesy pop mash up! 7th May RAINBOW MONDAYS. Mama Stones, 9pm-1am. £3. Pop, dance and disco with Ollie B & Iain McKenzie. LGBT friendly night too.
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.
Hayle 4th June HARD ENERGY
PRESENT CORN:FEST 2 Cornubia 12pm - 1am, £free. Billed as ‘The Royal Rumble’ expect a range of commercial Dance, House. Trance, Hard Dance, Hardcore, Hardstyle, Drum’n’Bass, Dubstep & much more An all day party brining you the finest in Dance music mixed & mashed up by some of Cornwalls finest DJsExpect DJs out on the decking & car park as well as DJs in the bar. Guests playing include DJ Vibes, Hektek, Radical, Re-Defeat, Grudge and many more.
BOMB MONDAY. Belushi’s.
9.30pm-late. £free The finest in House music with DJ Justin Harris and all Bombs only £2 all night long makes this the place to be on a Monday night SUPER CHY MONDAYS. The Chy & Koola. 12 Beach Road. 10pm-4am, £4/£2. DJ’s Robin Parris & Proof playing hip hop, funk, party, breaks, indie, rock, dance, grime, R’n’B, reggae, D’n’B, gypsy swing kinda thing & cheap booze for locals! Expect everything bass related - Glitch hop, dupstep, ghetto funk, drum & bass and breaks plus your usual dose of R’n’B, grime, house, Indie & good old fashioned Rock n’ Roll. SUMMER SESSIONS. Level 3. 45. 9pm-2am. £free all night. Luke Gledhill & Tim Nice & Friends, Playing Funk, Disco, House, Electronica & DnB. THAI BEACH PARTY. Berties. 10pm-late, £4 in adv. Party tunes, free glowsticks, UV paint, retro shades and drink deals.
DROP THE BOMB. Ride Cafe. 45 Tavistock Place. 9pm-2am. £free all night. Featuring DJ Wonkey Ben bringing a totally new night of House and Electro. Bombs from £2! FUZZY LOGIC. Oceana. Barbican Leisure Park, 9pm-3am, £tbc. Student night, big tunes, cheap drinks and loads of fellow studnets - what’s not to like about this?! WONKEYLEGS. Bang Bang. 2 Sherwell Arcade. 10pm– 4am. £tbc. The 10 year old club night rocks on every Monday with DJ Aldo Vanucci playing the biggest and best drum n bass and dubstep.
BIG STUDENT NIGHT. The Club. 14 High Cross St. 10pm-2am. £4/£2 NUS. DJ Dean playing the party classics. All drinks £1.50.
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 and the balcony bar is hosted by Take Over Timepiece Tuesdays with chart, R’n’B and cheesey anthems. 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.
OFFICE PARTY. Fahrenheit, The Parade. 10pm-2.30am, £2/free B4 11pm. Commercial night.
JAGERMISTER TUESDAY Sound Nightclub. Branwell Mill, Market Jew Street 11pm-3am. £free before midnight if you collect a wristband from Bar One and £4 after DJs Boris & DS playing chart and commercial bangers!
Newquay 29th May GENESIS ELIJAH
The Koola, 12 Beach Rd 10pm-4am. £5 in adv Two rooms/ Five Dj’s- DJ Angel, DJ Scuff, Beatsperminutez, DJ Leroy, Cold Fuzion plus Mc’s Social Conscience, Pendragon & Myth. MASH HITS Voodoo Lounge 8pm2am. £free Night of mashed up musical mayhem.
£free. As it says on the tin!
BIG WEDNESDAY. Ride Cafe. 45 Tavistock Place. 9pm-2am. £2. Hook up, kick back, rock out. £1 drinks deals; this night is rammed every week! The ultimate antidote to mid week blues! BOOGIE NIGHTS C103, Union St, 9pm - late, £3 NUS. Plymouth’s long running and most successful WEds studnet night is back for it’s 9th year. Founded by the legendery Kenny St James (RIP), expect theme nights, party games, and full on, no holds barred entertainment! COWPOW. The Dairy, 25 Bretonside. 6pm-late. Student night, chart popping classics, great student deals, all are welcome to join in the fun. DESIRE Thirst. Vauxhall St. 9pm2.30am. £2 from 11pm. DJ Jonezy and guests. NON-STOP MUSIC. Zero’s. 24 Lockyer St. 10.30pm-1am. £free. VIBE. Oceana. Barbican Leisure Park, 9pm-3am, £free with flyer B4 11pm/£3. All your urban favourites from old-skool to new-skool, courtesy of your resident, DJ Jonezy Disco - Cheese and Party tunes all night long with John C With £1.60 drinks all night.
MOST WANTED. The Green ginger, Winter Garden, Fleet Walk. 9pm2am. £free. DJ Max every Wednesday night. £1.50 drinks deals from 6pm.
BASSOLOGY. Shiners, 19 Honey St. 8.30pm - 12am. £5. DJs Conscious D, Scruloose, Vincent Vega, J-Damm and Guests. MCs Demonic D and Stranger, bringing you some of the freshest sounds in DnB, Liquid, DubStep, Neuro Funk, Jungle and Urban Mash up.
REVERT. Rogue Nightclub. 38 The Strand. 10pm - 2am. £5. Student/local night with all drinks £1.50 all night!
HELLZAPOPPIN! Cellar Door, 4 The Quay. 9pm-2am, £2/free B4 11pm. Funk, jazz and electro swing with DJ Dodgy Style. WEDNESDAYS HOLD IT DOWN. Angel Bar. 32 Queen St. 9pm-1am. £free. Funk, Soul, Bude Jazz, Latin, Rare Groove and bits inbetween RENAISSANCE. Rogue Nightclub. with Mr Onion Matt Anderson. 38 The Strand. 10pm-2.30am, £3. FUZZY LOGIC. Arena Nightclub, Chart hits & club classics. Summerland St. 9.30pm-2.30am. £5.Without doubt the busiest student night Exeter STUDENT NIGHT. Timepiece. Little in Exeter. Playing the biggest and best tunes, with some great drink deals!! Castle St. 7.30pm-1.30am. £free. In SCANDALOUS. Timepiece. Little the main room they go bananas to all the Castle St. 10pm-2am, £2 B4 11pm student disco classics and current cheesey faves. In the Balcony Bar they get down to with flyer/£3. DJ JSR provides the upfront the very latest urban sounds with JSR. This freshness and youthful vigour while Aldo is a night run by students for students and Vanucci brings you the biggest and best proceed go to support student societies. joints around. EXETER MIDWEEK MINCE. Club 10th May PILLOW FIGHT Roccoco. 8pm-late, £free. New weekly PYJAMA PARTY The Cellar Door, LGBT night starting on 8th June. 9pm-late £5 otd. As it says on the tin, LIVE MUSIC - OPEN MIC NIGHT. with a house soundtrack supplied by Amber Angel Bar. 32 Queen St. 8pm-late, Captain and Seany Tea. £free. Hosted by Billy Bottle. NO SLEEP. Cellar Door, 4 The Quay. 17th May GANDY STREET LIVE Cavern Club/Exeter Phoenix/ 9pm-2am, £free. Classic funk, soul and John Gandy’s, Coolings/Vaults, old skool hip hop beats, with some added 7pm-2am £5 in adv/£3 for separate D’n’B, dubstep, electro and breaks. venues. A charity based music festival, in Falmouth the cultural quarter of Exeter: Gandy Street. OPEN DECKS. Q Bar. 15a Killigrew There will be a variety of music playing from St. 9pm-late. £free. Hosted by Selecta 7pm till 2am across all venues - Phoenix Demo. All aspiring DJs welcome. Terrace sees the Dark Knight’s DJ’s playing SOUL FUNK & JUNK. Five Degrees Tech and House in to the early hours. Techno/House, The Cavern sees the best of West, 7 Grove Place. 9pm-late.
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Clubs South-West DJ talent tearing up the place, playing Drum&Bass/Jungle/Electro-House/ Fidget & Garage. John Gandy’s and Coolings host Up Beat Acoustic/Folk bands, while the Vaults gives a teaser of the summer to come, expect full Ibiza Decor throughout, with the freshest House, Electro House, Club, DubStep and Trance beats.
THURSDAYS. Q Bar. 15a Killigrew St. 8pm-late. £free. The best local D.J’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.
COCKTAIL PERVERTS Thirst. Vauxhall St. 7pm-late. £free.
BLISS THURSDAYS. 43/45 East St. 10pm-3am. £5. DJs will be playing all the floor-filling tunes!
PUB STAR. Zafiro’s. River St. 7.30pm-late. £2 donation. Sing your heart out with some classic karaoke. WEEKEND WARM-UP. L2 Nightclub, Calenick St. 10pm2.30am. £free. Start the weekend early, special drink deals and resident DJ.
4th May MAGIC HAT STAND
Cavern Club, 9pm-3am £5 in adv. The Magic Hatstand is a unique night full of fun and mischief with a fabulous Psychedelic Hatstand at its heart. 11th May DUBSTEP VS DRUM&BASS SOUNDCLASH Cavern Club, 9pm-3am £3.50 in adv. Over 15 of the regions top drum and bass & dubstep / bass music artists in a head to head battle for supremacy only one genre can come out on top djs will be split in to pairs playing 30 mins sets - its up to the crowd to decide who wins each round. 1st June RESPECT AFTERPARTY Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, 10pm-4am £12.50 Official after party for the Exeter Repsect festival, tonight presented by Hold it Down and also doubles up as part one of their 10th birthday celebrations. Guests tonight include Natty & Roll Deep, alongside over 25 other acts playing Dubstep, hip hop, grime, house, D’nB and more.
FRIDAY NIGHTS. Toast. 18 Church St. 6.30pm-2am. £free. Something different every week with Get Up To Get Down with DJ Boogaloo & The Reverend Al Bean from the Solo Collective on Fri 6th, Mongolian Disco Show with DJ Ollie Stratton ‘You gotta expect the expected and the unexpected!’ on the 13th. FRIDAYS. Q Bar. 15a Killigrew St. 8pm-2am. Only the best DJs from the area playing for your aural pleasure. 4th May SIMIAN SOUNDS The Watermans, 10pm-2am £free. Expect beats, breaks, dub, tech, glitch and bass. DJ’s playing include Morphosis, Monkey, Digityl & Treazon. 4th May HARD ENERGY Cornubia 6pm - 1.30am, £3. Hardcore and tehno with Hixxy, Ben Jammin, Radical, Dex Offender, Benzo & MC Squit. Doctors and Nurses fancy dress theme...
Man & Gravity. As the big man said himself, Code Red hope to simply add to what is already a winning Penzance D&B formula!
shots £1.50. FEEL GOOD FRIDAY. The Office. 10pm-late. £3. Start the weekend as you mean to go on with DJ Simon James. Plymouth Special 70’s & 80’s charity night on 11th CRISIS. White Rabbit. Bretonside May, raising money for LARF. Bus Station. £1. 12am-5am. An eclectic hot mix of Indie/Punk/Rock/Hip-Hop/ 4th May REMIX L2 Nightclub. Funk/80’s. Served to you by JC & OZ. Calenick St. 10pm-2.30am. £5. DJ APACHE. View 2. Vauxhall St. Drum and Bass with Shy FX & Stamina £5/£4/£3/free B4 10.30pm, 9pm-late. MC. Support from Klimax, Re:Defeat, Palm, Playing RnB, Funk, House and Club classics. Premise, Devinyl & Benny MC. Downstairs DJ Ryan Platts. 4th / 18th May UNDER DOLLY MIXTURES. Zero’s, 24 18’s FOAM PARTY The Office. Lockyer St. 10.30pm-4am, £free B4 7pm-10pm. £5. Under 18’s only, time to 11pm/£4 after. Gay night with resident get messy! DJs Stev-E & Juzzy B play Cheese, Chart, 18th May BATTLEJAM L2 R’n’B, Dance and Hard House. Nightclub. Calenick St. 10pmFRIDAYS. Mutley Crown, Mutley 2.30am. £5. Hip hop, dubstep, breakbeat Plain from 8pm-late, £free Different DJ each week playing a range of Trance, old & D’n’B nght with Ed Solo & JFB, with support from . skool, dubstep, house and urban. FUNKY FRIDAYS. The Treasury. Royal Parade. 9pm-3am, £tbc. Funky SATURDAYS grooves. Bodmin FUNKY FRIDAYS. Annabel’s Eclipse Nightclub. Victoria Square Cabaret and Discotheque, Vauxhall 10pm-late. £7/£5 B4 11pm. Chart and St. 8.30pm-3pm. £tbc. Funky grooves party tunes with guest DJ’s every week. all night.
FUNKY FRESIAN FRIDAYS. The Dairy. 25 Bretonside. PUNK ROCK DISCO. Jack Chams. 50 Ebrington St. £1.50 vodka and mixer all night. . REDEEMER. C103. 103 Union St. FRIDAYS 10pm-3.30am. £2/members £1. Rock, Indie and Punk with DJ K-Rad, Dy Synn, DJ Barnstaple JJ and Aides over three rooms. VENUE. The Venue. The Strand. SUPER DUPER SOUND CLASH. 10pm-3am. £tbc. Party the weekend Ride Cafe. 45 Tavistock Place. away with this commercial night of dance 9pm-2am. Featuring: Super Duper Dan’s and chart tunes. block quaking five hour soundclash of dance floor mashups, megamixes & twisted Bideford basement noise. Leaping over dullness in a FUNKY FRIDAYS. Caesar’s Palace. single bound! King St. 11pm. £4. All the classics, a DJ and no rules whatsoever. 4th May QUENCHED FIRST BIRTHDAY Thirst. Vauxhall St. 9pm4th May UNITY Caesars 2.30am. £2 from 11pm. DJ Oli Power, Palace. 9pm-3am. £10 in adv. Newquay Sean Moyles with guest DJs Andy Cule, Presented by Kaos Project, this is a special I CANDY. Sailors. Fore St. 10.30pm- Reset, Craig Roxburgh and Guest Musicians one off old skool, texhno and house night Cy Brandl & King Konga. 4am, £free entry with a handbag! with guests including Trevor Rockcliffe, Newquays busiest Friday night with the best 25th May THIRST 4 Creature Craig, Spinna, EZPZ, Spuddy and in Chart, RnB, Dance and Party. many more. CLUBBING Thirst, Vauxhall St, ITS A FRIDAY THING. Belushi’s Barbican. 9pm-late. £5. Big night, Bodmin 9.30pm-late, £free. For up front House big name guests, brought to you by Aldo BACK TO THE CLASSICS Eclipse music and things connected with DJ Justin Vanucci. Tonights guest is The Herbaliser Nightclub. Victoria Square 10pmHarris. with support tbc. 3am. £5/£3 B4 11pm. 80’s & 90’s night, KOOLA ROCKS. The Koola. over 25’s but mature over 18’s welcome. St Ives 9pm-3am, £free with VIP cards. All ROLLER DISCO. St Ives Guilhall. Bude 3 rooms open / live music & DJ’s / Indie Electro mash-ups / Latin spirit / live dancers 8.30pm-10.30pm. £6/£4 Back to Rogue Nightclub. 38 The Strand. the 80’s theme, over 18’s session, Dj’s / cocktail lounge / happy hour 6pm 11pm 10.30-3.30am. £5. North Cornwall’s playing the Best 70s ,80s, soul, funk, disco / special guests. leading night spot with a capacity of 350 and club classic’s. Tickets and info at people and resident DJs Steve O...Smiffy 1st - 4th June RUN TO http://80sneonfancydress.com/Rollerand Wayne playing wide range of THE SUN Trevelgue Holiday Park, Discos-in-Cornwall-2011-W10569.aspx music from chart to dubstep and hip hop Porth, allday/night! from £75 / £30 to house. Torquay day tickets. Now in it’s 25th year, a long FRIDAYS. Bohemia Nightclub. 41 Exeter weekend of vW and party’s - guests on Torwood St. 11pm-3am. £4 B4 COLLISION. Timepiece. Little Castle the Friday night include Pendulum, Shy 12pm/£5 after. DJs on rotation. FX, Friction & Jaguar Skills. Saturday night St. 7.30pm-2am. £3. Expect everything THE GREEN GINGER. The Green sees Judge Jules, Lisa Lashes and Richard from Indie anthems, alt Rock, Punk to Durrand amongst others bring the had house ginger, Winter Garden, Fleet Walk. Electro.... and trance vibe to the event. Sunday night 9pm-3am. £1. DJ Jake with all the latest BUNGALOWED. Timepiece goes back to the D’n’B with DJ Hype, Netsky, chart and dance. 2 4 £10 cocktail pitchers. Balcony Bar. Little Castle St. Modestep, Mistajam and many more. Full LADIES NIGHT. The Venue. 13 10.30pm-2am. £3 B4 12pm. Student details at www.runtothesun.co.uk Torwood St. 9pm-1am. £3/ladies night. Hip Hop, House, Electro, Dub Step. £free all night. The biggest night in FRIDAY NIGHT FEVER. Arena. Penzance the bay. Summerland St. 10pm-3am. £free SOUND FRIDAYS. Sound entry with sticker/wristband. Feel Nightclub. Branwell Mill. 11pm-4am. OPEN DECKS NIGHT. Blue Cargo / good party atmosphere, get down and party £5. DJ Boris & CQ take over the main room, Club 7 Braddons Hill. 8.30pm-1am. £free. All styles welcome. With resident DJs on the dancefloor with all your favourite special guests in room 2. DJ R and Corzeneffect. Call Dave on 07990 music - the very best dance, chart, party 18th May CODE RED Sound 790 888 for a set. and RnB - and all your shouts, birthdays Nightclub. Branwell Mill. 11pm-4am. and requests! Truro ANGEL PRESENTS... Angel Bar. 32 £5. New D’n’B night hosted by Newquay FUNKY FRIDAYS. L2 Nightclub. Code Red as Restless move onto to Queen St. 10pm-2am. £free. Different based Calenick St. 10pm-2.30am. £free other projects. Guests include Criss Criss guests playing each week, check with bar (BBC 1Xtra), supported by Re:Defeat, Grudge, all night. DJ Tom Wills playing all the for details. best tunes. Lots of drink promotions inc. all Skint, J.West, Leroy, Manerz, Corp, Hertz, J www.247magazine.co.uk
5th JACKEBEATS 1st BIRTHDAY. Newmarket Hotel,9m-late. £7/£6 in adv. Dubstep, D’n’B & Electro night with guests Distorted Minds, Biometrix, Maxxi P, Luka and more.
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.
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 Amber Rooms. 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. 12th May IRIE BINGO PRSENTS HEATWAVE Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, 10pm4am £12/£10.50 in adv. The London carnival bashment to dancehall reggae sound system play a two hour set with guest MC Rubi Dan. Also in the line-up is grime MC Durrty Goodz, plus DJ First Aid, Shire Roots, Corey British, Blazenstein, Oneeye, J-Man and Gravity. Powered by the full Retox Sound System. 2nd June RESPECT AFTERPARTY Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, 10pm-4am £15 Official after party for the Exeter Repsect festival, Beatz and Bobz and Rinseout team up to bring you Netsky, High Contrast & Nihal, supported by Mr Nice, Lewah, Ben and Lex, Maxxi P, Klimax and many more over three rooms.
SATURDAY. Q Bar. 15a Killigrew St. 8pm-2am. Always a massive night@ Q with the DJs spinning the best music for you to dance and drink to. See weekly invites magazine | 44
SOUND SATURDAY. Sound Nightclub. Branwell Mill, Market Jew Street. 11pm-4am. £5 (non special guest nights only). DJs Boris & DS playing chart and commercial bangers! 25th May LAUREN POPE DJ SET (TOWIE) Sound Nightclub. Branwell Mill, Market Jew Street. 11pm-4am. £5 all night. Yuo’ve seen her on the telly, now see her DJ live in Penzance!
SATURDAY Newton Abbot
19th May JELLY JAZZ The Yellow Rooms, Seale Hayne 9pm-1am, £15/£12 in adv.
It’s the Jelly Jazz 19th Birthday party and they proudly present a killer live line up of hip hop, breaks, beats, funk, soul and dancefloor jazz, featuring DJ Format and Hannah Williams and the Tastemakers, supported by Jelly Duo, Pete Isaac & DJ Griff. Accommodation available too! So you can stumble out of the gig and straight into a nice warm bed! £25 single and only £40 for a twin/double. Call 01626 325800 to book, but be quick, limited number of rooms left!
10.30pm-4am. £tbc. Chart, dance & retro tunes to shake your booty with John Hayle London 19th May SOUP The PARTY NIGHT. Koola, 12 Beach Sandsifter, Gwithian 10pm - 2am, Rd10.30pm-4am. £tbc. Party night, £6. Parker and DJ Moneyshot. More details with selected guests, see Chy Koola at www.alphabeatsoup.org Facebook page for more details. Newquay 12th May PARTY ON THE DJ EDGE. Belushi’s. Fore St. 10pm BEACH Fistral Beach Bar, Fistral till late. £free. A live DJ night with a Beach 10pm-late, £tbc. A none selection of Hip Hop (mainly old school) , stop party in the sun on the beach, going Funk, Electro, Soul, 80’s/90’s Pop. from day to night with a fantastic sunset! Special guest Luke Glehill on 12th May. Bringing you some of the south west’s GORGEOUS. Berties. East St. finest musical and dance talent. You will get to experience a number of styles from 11pm-4am, £6/£4. Cornwall’s largest live bands, solo artists, dj’s, mc’s, dancers nightclub is back for the 2012 season with and many more. With a range of genres a brand new Saturday night. Fresh from such as indie, rock, funk, house, dnb, dub residencies in some of the biggest clubs across the UK our main room Saturday night step, hip hop, etc.. More info at http://www. resident Video DJ Will.B is back for another partyonthebeach.co.uk season at Berties! Witness the future of Newton Abbot DJing as DJ Will B mixes visuals, videos 19th May JELLY JAZZ The and your favourite music up together from Yellow Rooms, Seale Hayne a wide variety of genres including dance , R’n’B ♫, chart, party & floorfillers. Special 9pm-1am, £15/£12 in adv. It’s the Jelly guest on 2nd June - Scott Mills (cost is £8 Jazz 19th Birthday party and they proudly entry for this secial night). present a killer live line up of hip hop, breaks, beats, funk, soul and dancefloor KUNG FUNKY. Level 3, 3-9 Beach Rd 9pm-3am, £free. House, tech house jazz, featuring DJ Format and Hannah Williams and the Tastemakers, supported & electronica with Tim Nice, Evil Genius & by Jelly Duo, Pete Isaac & DJ Griff. Friends. This is not your average Newquay Accommodation available too! So you can Stag & Hen night out. This is where the stumble out of the gig and straight into a locals go to party, they are a music savvy crowd, there for the music. Special guest on nice warm bed! £25 single and only £40 for a twin/double. Call 01626 325800 to book, the 11th, Stephanie Sugarshaker. but be quick, limited number of rooms left! PASSION. Sailors. Fore St. for line-ups!
SATURDAY FORUM. Jack Chams. 50 Ebrington St. Live show and DJ sets. FRESH CITY. Crash Manor. Union St. 10pm-4am. £4 B4 midnight with flyer. R&B, Hip Hop, Bashment and UK Funky with residents DJ Jonezy, DJ Snake and DJ Badness. DJ APACHE. View 2. Vauxhall St. £5/£4/£3/free B4 10.30pm, 9pmlate. Playing RnB, Funk, House and Club classics. Downstairs DJ Ryan Platts. EB’S LOUNGE Ebrington St, 8pm1am, £free. Plymouth’s Mashup king, DJ Contort blending together 80’s / 90’s / R&B / Hip Hop / Electro / Dubstep FREE CUBA PARTY. The B-bar. Barbican Theatre, Castle St. 8pm. £free. Cocktails, Latin music, a steamy atmosphere and dancing until late. PARTY NIGHT. Walkabout. Derrys Cross. 10pm-2am, £free. Latest chart & dance hits with DJ Darren Watts. SATURDAYS. Mutley Crown, Mutley Plain 9pm-late, £free. 60s/70s/80s/90s Rock and Pop with DJ Neil and loads of drinks deals. SATURDAYS. Revolution. Derrys Cross. 8pm-2am, £free B4 11pm. A collection of party grooves, funky tunes, soul & old skool beats, RnB, Funky house, House & classic anthems over two floors. SATURDAYS. Annabel’s Cabaret and Discotheque. 8pm-3am. £tbc. 2 floors of entertainment with live cabaret and discotheque. SHAKE Thirst. Vauxhall St. 9pm2.30am. £3/£2 B4 11pm. Resident Djs Aldo Vanucci and Kenny Hectyc. NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL THE 90’S C103 Nightclub, Union St 10pm-4am, £tbc. Two rooms of tunes with chart, party and indie rock.
big night out, with the biggest mix of Party, Dance and R & B.
THE GREEN GINGER. The Green ginger, Winter Garden, Fleet Walk. 9pm-3am. £1. DJ playing chart, dance and funky tunes across the bay. KINDA FUNKY. Bohemia. 41 Torwood St. 10.30pm-4am, £4 B4 11pm/£6 after. 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. .
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. Special guests on the 3rd with Fenton Gee, Dane Bowers and friends. CORNWALLS BEST SATURDAY. The Office. 1 River Walk. 10pm2.30am. £5. Weekend party for over 21’s,.
WORLD BEATS. Timepiece. Little Castle St, 8pm-1.30am, £free. Latin, Salsa, Afro Beat, Reggae, Arabic & Spanish. 6th RINSEOUT PRESENT DRUM AND BASS WEEKENDER 2012 RE-UNION PARTY Exeter Pheonix, 9.30pm-4am, £15 in adv. D’n’B special for the May weekend with FSLY, Majistrate, Logan D, MC Trigga, Grooverider, Crissy Criss, Phantasy, Garry K, Heist, Northern Lights plus many more over three arenas.
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.
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 5th May & 2nd June BOOTLEG SOCIAL ‘ON THE RUN’ Urban and RnB DJ) brings you his legendary H20 Club, The Parade, 10pm-4am, ‘Sunday Session.’ £5/£3 B4 11pm. London’s underground 6th May BIONIC VS night comes to Plymouth, free redneck PREMONITION C103, Union St moonshine to the first 50 people in the door, 10pm-6am, £12/£10 in adv. The 1920’s fancy dress, best dressed comp, free Mayhem Ball with a head to head battle Mix giveaways, and tunes from Tobie Allen, with South Wales crew, Bionic. Three rooms, Damion Pell & Schuhmacher, supported by guests include Thilo & Eventi, Cally & Juice, locals Tom Costelloe, Aaron Clark, Tommie Brian M vs McBunn, Shock:Force and Quick, Mark Belton & Carl Gordon. More many more. than a club night, more than an event, every 3rd June HARDCORE Bootleg Social is a gathering of debauched REBORN White Rabbit, Bretonside dance music lovers that are all quite Bus Station 9.30pm-3am, £8/£7 in unashamedly up to no good. adv. Hardcore night with Gammer and 26th May DISCO BIZ KIDS MC Storm, supported by Rescue, Outforce, Voodoo Lounge, 9pm-late, £free. Juvenile and many more. Old skool party put on by people that really 3rd June ROLL THE DRUMS should know better! Guests include the V’S BADGERS BALL Crash Manor, mighty Destruction, Spuddy, Triple Hex, Skizzo, Krash, Hurry, Larry’s Beer and Union St 9pm-late, £5/£3 B4 10pm. Loopkidd. Party like it was 1999... Big night of trance, techno, hard dance and psytracne over two rooms with Joey St Austell Riot, Wragg, Nick the Kid, Louk, DJ Contort, THE BIG ONE. The Club. 14 High DJ EX-S, Magic Dave, Ellis Thomas & Cross St. 10pm-2am. £6. Massive Treehands. party night with DJ Stevie G playing RnB, Dance, Hip Hop and DnB.
SATURDAYS. Bliss. 43/45 East St. 9pm-3am. £free B4 10.30pm with guestlist/£5 after 10pm. It’s the original magazine | 45
Snapped If you’re a rocker in search of a decent club night try Plymouth’s C103 on a Friday night for ‘Rock Show’, like these lovely people. Expect rock, classic rock, punk, ska and alternative in one arena and metal in the other – with live bands coming soon too. Get yer stomp on over at www.c103.co.uk. Photos by Aimee Cordeiro
Published on May 4, 2012
The South West's essential guide to the month ahead, 247. The May issue of this music, style and listings magazine features interviews with...