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BOARD ART BY HANNAH GUNBY Hannah Gunby lives in sunny Bude, North Cornwall. She is an amateur tattooist and also designs artwork for surfboards. She lived in Spain for four years, and during that time, taught herself to draw. She looks up to artists like Aaron Kraten, the photographer Troy Paiva and Banksy, and she’s inspired by her 11 month old son Finlay, good tattoo art and living close to the Atlantic. She’d love to make a career out of her art, be it surfboard art or tattooing. You can see more of her work at hannah-lou-boards.blogspot. com/ or search facebook. com for Hannah-Lou Board Art. To get in touch with Hannah, email her at Hannah-lou-art@ live.co.uk
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NEWS Roxy Surf Days
THIS THIS MONTH MONTH WE WE ARE... ARE...
Yes that’s right, just a couple of months after celebrating our ninth birthday, we’re now enjoying reaching another milestone – issue 100! Big shout outs to all who have made this happen, and to you, our reader, for sticking with us. Here’s to the next 100. This month we are also thoroughly excited about being in the middle of the UK festival season. We’ve got more F Word updates for you in celebration! June is also our surf special and is brought to you by top local surfers, models, swimwear brands and of course, our wonderful waves… 8|
If you’re used to mucking around on your surfboard but aren’t really sure how to take your riding to the next level, you might consider taking some advice/coaching from one of the pro’s… But not everyone has a pro surfer on call, so the Roxy Surf days are a brilliant way to get advice and tips on your riding from the people who know – the Roxy pro team riders. Only open to girls, the Roxy Surf Days take place around the UK. The day long package costs £25 (includes surf lesson, advice and coaching from the pro team, a goody bag, a t-shirt and a screening of new surf film Dear & Yonder). Roxy Surf Days are on 4 – 5 and 25 – 26 July, 22 – 23 August and 5 – 6 September at the Quiksilver and Roxy Surf School, Newquay. See quiksilversurfschoolnewquay.co.uk for more info and to book.
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The Masked Ball
Get down to Porthleven on 20 June for a fun, frivolous 12 hours of partying at The Masked Ball! This year, there’s music from Jac the Disco, Prodigy support act South Central, Sir Vinyl Of The Fattest, disco OAP stylee from Get Waxy/Residential Dance Home, hip hop from Samuel J and The Living Revolution (headliners for this year’s Shambala…isn’t Shambala lineup meant to be a secret?) as well as performances from local breakdance crews, set in a stunning location, with the added intrigue and glamour of everyone being masked up… Tickets are £25 (inc camping), for more info: getmaskedup.com
Gul Night Surf Rip Curl Girls Tour
Surf brand Gul recently announced that they would be the headline sponsor for the UK Pro Surf Tour Night Surf, held at Fistral Beach, Newquay on 12 – 14 June. The event is the only one of it’s kind in Europe and with Mens, Womens, Longboard, Groms and Stand Up Paddle comps, you’ll see some of the best surfers in the UK taking part. There will also be beach volleyball, product testing and a closing party on the Saturday night with fireworks and live music. In addition, an afterparty is planned at Fistral Blu, Headland Road, Newquay (bands and DJs TBC).
Ok ladies, it’s Girls Surf time again! Rip Curl are running a Girls Tour again this summer which will hit the South West in July. Whether you want to learn new tricks or you’re a complete newbie, get some expert tuition from the Rip Curl pro riders at Croyde in Devon on 25 – 26 July or St Ives in Cornwall from 28 – 29 July. This year’s Rip Curl Girls Tour is also accompanied by an amateur/pro surf comp in association with Cornwall Surfer Girls, a night of music and fun after your day of surfing, and a goody bag. The events also integrate Rip Curl’s Planet initiative, with a carbon offset program and recycling arrangements for eco-friendly feel-goodness. Log onto ripcurl.com for more info.
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Plymouth’s hard twang, punk rock country boys, CRAZY ARM, head out on a UK tour in June to promote their debut album ‘Born To Ruin’, which is out on Xtra Mile, 8 June. They launch the album at the White Rabbit in Plymouth on 12 June with a show bolstered by the melodic punk double-whammy of Preston’s Failsafe and Falmouth’s Bangers. Free entry. Ever needed an excuse to go surfing? Well it’s INTERNATIONAL SURFING DAY on 21 June so tell your boss you simply can’t come into work and hope it’s pumping. The Wave Slave Surf contest takes place (for Wave Slave club members) at Fistral, Newquay on the day, check out surfing-day.com for more info. Get on yer bike for NATIONAL BIKE WEEK from 13 – 21 June. Ok, if you’re not that into cycling it might not sound like the most thrilling idea, but using your bicycle not only cuts down on the impact you have on the environment, but it also keeps you fit and is cheaper than driving everywhere. You can even rent bicycles if you don’t own one. See bikeweek.org.uk for events/ activities taking place near you. British Olympic snowboarder and Plymouth lad DAN WAKEHAM has retired from world cup snowboarding. Dan was the first male Olympic snowboard competitor from Britain, he’s been on the British team for seven years and his highest world ranking was an impressive 28th place. He insists he’ll continue to ride and represent his sponsors, and isn’t going to drop off the radar just yet… Music Against Domestic Abuse (ma-da.co.uk) hold their fifth annual event on 21 June at Exeter Phoenix. Legendary 80s band THE WEDDING PRESENT will headline the event with their brand of fast paced indie rock. MA-DA’s event aims to highlight the issues surrounding domestic abuse to as many people as possible. The Wedding
NEWS World DJ Tournament heats in Newquay Fancy being the next Judge Jules or Lisa Lashes? The regional heats of the Movida At long last, the eagerly anticipated South West Drum and Bass Corona World DJ Tournament Awards finally took place on Fri 1st May in one of the most unique club setting in the UK – the Eden Project, St Austell, Cornwall. Over (now in its ninth year) find the best DJs to compete in the 1,600 people attended the first ever site wide dance event at the venue, and celebrated the best in drum and bass and breaks in the national finals at Ministry of Sound in London on 20 October region. Winners included Truro’s Audio Pressure being crowned 2009. The winner goes on to best Regular night, DJ Klimax retaining his ‘Best SW DJ’ title, represent England in the 2009 Plymouth’s Benny C walked away with the Best MC title, Exeter’s Mr Nice winning the Outstanding contribution to the Scene award, International Grand Finale. If his shop, Reform Records won ‘Best Record Shop’ and he also you think you’ve got the skills, won ‘Best One-off Event’ for his co-promotion with Beatz and Bobz the qualifying heats are on 19 for the Exeter NYE party. Exeter’s Beatz & Bobz won ‘Best Breaks and 26 June at Berties Nightclub Night’, whilst their residents, Ben & Lex won the ‘Best Residents’ in Newquay. The heat finals award, Cornwall’s Freerange Party Society won the ‘Outstanding then take place on 13 July. Contribution to the Breaks Scene’ award and DJ Premise won For details on how to enter, see ‘Best up and Coming DJ’, whilst southwestunderground.net movidacorona.com or contact walked away with the ‘Best Website’ award. See the full results and Tony at Berties on a special film of the event at swdnbawards.com 01637 870369.
Drum & Bass Awards success at Eden
Home of the legendary Wonkey Legs and responsible for too many hangovers, the infamous Ride Club on North Hill, Plymouth is moving! From Mon 1st June, Ride Club is relocating to the old Hadabar, next door to the current Ride Café on Tavistock Place – a mere 200m down the road! With a late licence, and a large outdoor smoking area, the change will see all the Ride Café and Club parties happen in one location, rather than having to move between venues up and down the road! The old venue, next to Cuba on North Hill has been taken over by new owners, who are refurbishing the bar and will re-open under a new name on Fri 3rd July.
The Model Workshop
The world of modeling, although seemingly glamourous, can be full of pitfalls, and very few opportunities to get good advice. Smile Photo Studios in Plymouth are running a non profit making modeling workshop on 7 June at Marjons that will provide aspiring models with the tools to make a serious go of getting into the industry. From getting signed to an agency to how much work you’ll have to put in, all your questions can be answered by the professional models, photographers and agents present. Pro photographer Eliot Siegel will be doing a live photo shoot and Gingersnap Model Agency owner Clare Wilson is also making an appearance at the event on 7 June. Tickets cost £25 and each attendee receives a £30 voucher for a photoshoot at Smile Photo Studios. (Event open to age 16+ only) smilephotostudios.co.uk
North Devon Festival Now in it’s 11th year, the North Devon Festival kicks off the summer with something for just about everyone to enjoy throughout June. Highlights of this celebration of the culture and lifestyle of North Devon include the Lynton and Lynmouth Music Festival and GoldCoast Oceanfest (see The F Word this month for details), street theatre, performances from Neil Halstead and Seth Lakeman, art exhibitions, comedy from the likes of Adrian Edmonson, sports days and contests and more. northdevontheatres.org.uk
Present will be supported by Terry De Castro, bass player with the Wedding Present, and local ‘battle of the bands’ winners the Sonix. Tickets are £14.50 and available from exeterboxoffice.com STOP PRESS: Contrary to rumours, Beach Break Live, due to take place on 16th-19th June in Cornwall is definitely going ahead, according to the promoters. They suffered a set back at the end of May when their planning application for the tent structures was turned down but they have worked away around it and it’s all on! Get up to date info at beachbreaklive.com Get down to Watergate Bay in Newquay on 20 & 21 June for the EXTREME ACADEMY MIDSUMMER CLASSIC surf competition as Britain’s best longboarder compete in the second round of the British Longboard Union series. Dreamed up by Tim Smit and friends at the Eden Project, THE BIG LUNCH is a UK wide idea that aims to get everyone sat down together for lunch! Bake some bread, make friends with your neighbours – basically this is just a good excuse to have a big street party on 19 July. Sounds good to us! Falmouth based singer songwriter BEN HOWARD won the Red Stripe Music Awards recently. He beat off competition from around 200 other bands and has been offered slots at festivals this summer. Check out his music at myspace.com/ benjaminjohnhoward Truro Charity Action are a small group of medical students based at Treliske Hospital who organise various charity events. Their next event is the SAFER SEX SOIREE on 6 June at Pippas in Truro, which aims to raise awareness of Chlamydia and money for ABBA Teen Pregnancy Crisis Centre and SAFE, who run programmes in schools raising awareness of domestic abuse. The theme is Hollywood glamour, there will an iPod shuffle as a prize for the best dressed, a charity raffle with some great prizes, live music and a DJ. Tickets £5 otd.
From 16 – 18 July, a series of free multi-media workshops and events for young people will take place at Lemon Quay in Truro. The BBC Blast team descend on the Quay with a media village of trucks that open out into studios, workshop spaces and a performance marquee. You can have a go on the latest technology, share ideas and creative skills, learn from the professionals or try out music, film and radio production. It’s all free, and open to all 13 – 19 year olds. A great way to get some valuable media experience. Check out bbc.co.uk/blast/events or email email@example.com for more info.
Exeter Respect 2009
Exeter’s annual celebration of diversity always brings out the most colourful, vibrant performers and artists, and this year’s event will continue that tradition with a day long free feast of music, art, workshops, market stalls and much more at Belmont Park, Exeter city centre, on 11 July. You can tune in to Exeter Respect’s radio show every Saturday at 10am on phonic.fm or 106.8FM (if you’re in Exeter) or check out myspace.com/ exeterrespect to see who’ll be playing.
Sir Vinyl First Birthday
Almighty DJ outfit Sir Vinyl of the Fattest celebrate their first birthday this month with what’s shaping up to be a legendary party on 6 June at the Sandsifter (nr Hayle). Birthday celebrations will be aided by Trojan Sound System as they give the ‘Sifter’s new sound system a thorough rinsing! The Sir Vinyl vibe has a bass-heavy Jamaican feel so get your party pants on and warm up the dancefloor for a night of riddim filled celebration! 9pm – 3am, free camping available, tickets £8 in advance from Archie Browns (Penzance), Jam Records (Falmouth) and The Sandsifter.
Calling all filmmakers Jelly Jazz at Win Boardmasters tickets! Sandsifter The newly re-opened Sandsifter
Think you could give Tarantino a run for his money? Then get stuck in to Chew TV’s latest competition for their online TV channel, Hollaboxx. Hollaboxx is a showcase of the best stuff to do around Cornwall (so you can never complain that you’re bored and there’s nothing to do!) To enter the competition, make a video of what you get up to in your area. Videos must be no more than one and a half minutes long, and you must be aged 14 – 25 to enter. There are no other rules so get creative, and you could win a ticket to this summer’s Boardmasters, working with the Chew TV’s press team, covering the event. The deadline is midnight on 30 June. chewtv.com/hollaboxx
(nr Hayle in Cornwall) welcomes freshly signed up residents Jelly Jazz with open arms this month. Jelly Jazz start their residency at the ‘Sifter as they mean to go on with a live funk session from Cornish outfit The Underbelly and DJs Pete Isaac and Blacc Jazz on the decks. Don’t miss this rockin’ funk party on 13 June from 9pm – 2am (tickets £5 otd).
YOUR OFFICIAL GUIDE TO SUMMER FESTIVAL MADNESS
Festival season is well underway now, and if you’re not heading to Glasto this month, dust off your wellies and check out this lot…
WHO: Pendulum DJ’s & MC Jakes, Scott Mills, Judge Jules, Mistajam, Jaguar Skills, Scratch Perverts & Dynamite MC, London Elektricity and Urban Knights AV. HOW MUCH: Camping ticket £59, Caravanning ticket £99. WHY: This student focused festival takes place throughout June, so you choose one week during June that suits you. Summer Break is a mini package style festival, with camping/caravanning options, and entertainment and music taking place at venues in Newquay and Tolcarne Beach with camping at Trevelgue Holiday Park. Forget Summer Balls, this is the ultimate summer student experience! WEB: summerbreak.com
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WHO: Arctic Monkeys, Badly Drawn
Boy, Hint, Skitz & Deadly Hunter, Saravah Soul, Flevans and Kinny, The Yum Yums, Moon Music Orchestra, First Degree Burns, Street Heat, Amy Newton, and many more. HOW MUCH: Free! WHY: Called Lllama for short, the Lynton and Lynmouth Music Fest is WHERnE: an annual, volunteer-run event that North Devo aims to bring WHEN: quality music 12 – 14 June to the coast of North Devon. With a philosophy that centres around music, not profit, most of the festival is free. The only bit you have to pay for is the Friday night event with Hint, Skitz & Deadly Hunter, and tickets are £12.50. WEB: llama.org.uk
WHO: Dizzee Rascal,The Zutons, Mystery Jets, Friendly Fires, Chase & Status, DJ Yoda, ll Scratch Perverts, Ladyhawke, a w rn Co e Krafty Kuts, The Whip, Freestylers, North RE: 6 – 19 Jun Cuban Brothers, Noisettes, Red WHE N: 1 E H W Light Company, Ebony Bones, Dan Black, Vv Brown, Esser, Delphic, Flashguns, Zarif, Rodney Brannigan, Ou Est Le Swimming Pool?, The Hitchcock Rules, and many more. HOW MUCH: £84 WHY: Specially for students, this awesome line up looks set to go off at this picturesque North Cornwall location. Beach Break Live is possibly best known for winning sponsorship on Dragons Den, and is now in it’s third year. With the beach a short walk away and everything from parkour to pole dancing all lined up for you to enjoy, this is one student festival that’s going to rock your socks off. WEB: beachbreaklive.com
WHO: Jason Mraz, Newton Faulkner,
Martin Harley Band, Ben Howard, Two Spot Gobi, Ruarri Joseph, Devils Delta Blues, Liquidators, The Breaks and more HOW MUCH: Early bird prices: RE:Devon Adult £33, Child (under 18) £22, WHeE h Nort , yd Family ticket £77 Cro N: WHY: This surf, music WHEJune 19 – 21 and film festival takes place in North Devon and boasts a sporty side to accompany the musical and cinematic delights. There are plenty of competitions to take part in, including beach volleyball, skate, beach soccer, and the ocean paddle race! You can also see the official UK premier of surf film Bustin Down The Door. There’s no camping on site but there’s plenty of accommodation to be found in b&bs in the surrounding area. WEB: goldcoastoceanfest.co.uk
4 July – Kasabian, 9 July – Razorlight, 18 July – The Kooks hOW MUCH:
£35 per session WHY: The Eden WHERE Sessions have become Project, Bodelva : The Eden one of the highlights of the , Nr St Austell summer music calendar in WHEN: the South West, attracting 4 July, 9 July, 18 July some of the biggest names in music down to perform amongst the spectacular setting of the biomes. From Amy Winehouse to the Pet Shop Boys, the lline up has always been top notch. Oasis will also play a session on 14 July (rescheduled date from last September which is, obviously, sold out). WEB:edensessions.com
WHO: The Streets, Cypress Hill, Calvin
Harris, Super Furry Animals, Roots Manuva, Le Sac vs Pip, Noisettes, Kissy Sell Out, The Xcerts, Ghost of a Thousand, The King Blues, Ash Grunwald and many more… y HOW MUCH: Charger tickets are now ewqua RE: N sold out, Weekend Watergate Bay ticket t WHE N: 5 – 9 Augus £54.99 (two day entry to music festival), WHE One day music festival ticket £29.9 WHY: Newquay, the home of British surfing, plays host to the ultimate surf, skate, sun, sea and music festival. The 5 star WQS surf competition takes place as part of the festival, so you’ll see some of the best surfers in the world battling it out in the waves at Fistral. This year’s sponsors, Relentless, are no strangers to extreme sports, and they’ll be doing some aerial assault tow-in surf sessions. The event is also sponsored by skatewear legends Vans, so expect some awesome displays at the skate park from both skaters and bmxers. And the two day music festival at Watergate Bay and the Beach Sessions down at Fistral Beach have an awesome lineup this year. VIP tickets are available so you can experience the festival in style. WEB: relentlessboardmasters.com WIN a pair of tickets! Send an email with BOARDMASTERS in the subject line. Competition ends 30 June . you must sort your own travel and accommodation.
You’ve gone from writing songs in your bedroom when you were 14 to supporting Reverend and the Makers on their current tour. How did you get into music? I started during school, but school was a bit shit and I didn’t really like it, although I had a really cool piano teacher who taught me some blues stuff. But piano wasn’t cool at secondary school, and guitar was, so I got an acoustic guitar and started playing that.
Talking of instruments, you play every instrument on your recorded songs, do you find it hard to take a back seat in a live gig and let someone else play all the parts?! Yeah, I’m picky about bass lines and stuff; I’m like, “You don’t play it like that!” But my guitarist is my mate Aidan and my drummer is my little brother. They can get annoyed at me, and I can call them a c**t, but with the other musicians I have to be more polite!
Do you still play the stuff you wrote when you were 14, or is it a bit cringy and dated now? It feels a bit dated to me because I’ve know it for years, but some of that stuff’s only just come out, which is great, but it would’ve been better two years ago. I still have to play the Melanie stuff (Mel’s Song) and that’s all good.
Do you prefer more poppy songs like Mel’s Song or the more experimental kind of things like He Only Goes Out On Tuesdays? I value them both as much as each other. But – how do I say this without sounding like a prick – it annoys me how pop songs, which I enjoy writing, are more accessible to the public. People try to push that as a description of what I do.
“Urgh, yeah but that’s Lily Allen! Did you see her on Jools Holland? She just had no balls!” So what does Mel think of the song? And particularly the lyrics (“I’ll wash my balls if you say that you’ll grab them…”!) I don’t know, she’s really hard to crack that Melanie! But she did have it as her MySpace profile song. So are you a bit more confident nowadays, more open to try out new things? Yeah, definitely. I still do some of the old crap, but I’ve started playing the mandolin, and the ukulele and things like that. Sometimes people don’t like that, but fuck ‘em!
So, the musical easy option you mean? Yeah totally. I performed ‘He Only Goes Out On Tuesdays’ for Radio Devon, and I thought it went really well, but they didn’t play it – just because of the subject matter. Mind you, Lily Allen manages to get away with a pretty rude subject in her song ‘Not Fair’… Urgh, yeah but that’s Lily Allen! Did you see her on Jools Holland? It was the best episode with all these bands doing, like, blues stuff and all these amazing musicians that were playing so soulfully and then Lily Allen gets up and she just had no balls! Delve into Cosmo’s world: watch his films, listen to his music and find out where you can see him live at myspace.com/cosmojarvis magazine | 15
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When someone takes up surfing when they’re just three years old, you’d expect them to be pretty darn good by the time they’re 24. Ben Skinner is pretty darn good. He grew up in Jersey with his parents and three sisters and was already an accomplished surfer when the family moved to Cornwall when he was 11. After getting frustrated with struggling in small conditions on his shortboard, he entered longboard comps and started winning pretty much everything going. Ben has been on the British team since he was just 13 years old, and to date has picked up a silver medal at the World Surfing Games (the Olympics of surfing), sixteen British titles, in 2007 he was the European Pro Longboard Champ, is a former English Champion, and is also currently the only Brit on the ASP World Longboard Tour (and is therefore one of the worlds top 32 longboarders who travel the globe competing in contests held from California to Japan), currently ranked in 17th place. He’s an all round waterman with a real passion for the ocean and for surfing. His surfboard company, Skindog, has been up and running for a year and a half now, and he has plans for the Skindog Surf School to open at Watergate Bay this summer. 247 caught up with him to talk Kernow, surf and… snooker! 16 |
What are you most proud of in your surfing career? This year, I’ve had one of the best runs ever, as far as consistency goes. I just qualified for the world longboard tour by winning an event in Spain. I was already qualified, but then they changed things, and you could only qualify by coming first or second in your region… So there was a lot of pressure, and I was really proud of myself for getting on the tour. My goal is to be world champ, and if you’re not on the tour then you can’t win. Also, surfing for Britasin and getting second in the world surfing games in California was a massive highlight… Winning the European Professional Longboard Tour in 2007 was an amazing moment for me. I had my girlfriend there and she was three months pregnant, and that was probably one of my proudest moments for sure.
Lawton. They’re all doing really well. It’s a pleasure to be able to help them, and I’m stoked to have them on board. What about Skindog’s eco stance? We definitely are one of the most eco friendly factories, we keep things very clean and produce as little waste as possible. But we also use bio foam and bio resin surfboards, working very closely with eco focused Cornish company Homeblown. What Homeblown do is really good, and again, it’s true Cornwall, and I love being part of it. They’re working to bring in truly eco friendly surfboards. I’m also getting a board model made in a system called Hydraflex, which is 100% recyclable. We definitely are aware of being eco friendly. Surfers Against Sewage has been a big part of my life too. I think it’s a massive part of our world – being able to go surfing and not be ill.
Who do you look up to in surfing? You’re also an ambassador for The BLUE® Climate and Bonga Perkins has been a major hero of mine for a long Oceans Project, which inspires people to reduce their time, and a favourite surfer. I’ve got to know him through impact on the world’s climate and oceans. Why did you years of competing on international tours, and I’m a good agree to become an ambassadors? friend of his now. Then there have been local people like What they’re doing is amazing really, they’re using the Russell Winter and a few of the longboarders, we’ve got the best sports people from all around the world to be their biggest longboard scene in Europe here. I think Minnow ambassadors and get the point across that if we don’t look Green’s done a lot for longboarding by running the British after the planet, nobody is going to, and eventually it’ll be a Longboard Union (BLU), which has given us a platform to wreck, and we want to keep it as green as it can be. get onto international level. And he’s kept it all going with no sponsorship. You know, it’s not easy being a else do you ride for? pro surfer, everyone thinks its glamorous, and “I think I’d always Who Oxbow have been my main sponsor for you make loads of money, but you don’t make like Cornwall to be seven years now. They’re the only company any money at all, and it’s only glamorous when my home... When putting something back into longboarding you’re in the hot countries and the waves I come back from now. They just really believe in soul and are pumping. being abroad, spirit and the sport of longboarding, and So have you ever thought about moving to there’s nothing like they love everything about the water. If it one of those places? driving down the wasn’t for them, I don’t know if we’d have a It’s crossed my mind, but I love Cornwall. A30... it’s wicked.” world longboard tour. Relentless have been amazing too. They’ve helped me a lot, and I’ve got a little boy who’s 15 months, and a again, they’re the only company who are actually putting stepdaughter who’s 11, and I don’t think there’s many other back in; they’re sponsoring Boardmasters, which is massively places I’d want them growing up, I think it’s safe and it’s a important for our tourism down here – everyone in Cornwall good lifestyle here. Obviously it’s cold and we could do with benefits from it. more sun, but I think I’d always like Cornwall to be my home. The surf might not be guaranteed, but if you’re hungry to What else is in the pipeline for you? surf, you can find a little cove somewhere. When I come back I’m currently setting up Skindog Surf School with my sister from being abroad, there’s nothing like driving down the A30 Sophie. It’s a good way for me to put something back into the [laughs] it’s wicked. I’ve got a lot of friends here, I’m stoked sport. It’s going to run from Gone Feral surf shop at Watergate to be here. Bay in Newquay. We’re going to be running pro days and weeks, and Sophie (who has been an English champ and What’s up next for you? I’ve just been to Australia and done two world events over there English Junior champ) is going to be running a girls only surf school as well. and finished 9th in both of them, so I’m pushing up to the top 10, and this year I want to push the top five. And hopefully win. There isn’t an aspect of surfing that you’re not involved with! I’ve got two events to do on the World Longboard Tour now. One in Japan and one in the Maldives. It’s a pretty big deal, and I really want to capitalise on what I’ve chosen to do with my life. last year Bonga Perkins won. I’m looking to beat him this year! When I was at school all I wanted to do was surf and compete. I’ve travelled on my own since I was 11, and I had to look after myself, and I think I learnt a lot. I want to pass all my knowledge What do you do outside of competing? on to people in the best way possible, in whatever way I can. We set up Skindog Surfboards about a year and a half ago. We’ve got a close little community, and we work really What would you be doing if you didn’t surf? hard to make people good boards. We’re doing a lot with a I’d like to think I could have been a snooker player… although Portuguese shaper called Lifi who’s one of the best shapers I’m not good enough! Snooker players are so focused, I really in the world. We run out of Ocean Magic factory in St Columb love watching them. It takes a lot of control to be able to deal Major, and we couldn’t be in a better environment and have with the pressure. A lot of succeeding at sport is mental, I think better staff, we’re really lucky to be in the position we’re in. its something like 70% mental, 30% physical… if you’ve got the talent and the ability, the rest is definitely in your head… Who are your team riders? James Parry is our main team rider at the moment, he’s number two in England. In the juniors we’ve got Trev Garland, Skindogsurfboards.co.uk | theblueproject.org Matt Travis, Mikey Lay, and a guy from Devon called Zak magazine | 17
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If you like clubnights where the music is bum wobblingly good, then it’s about time you headed to a Hong Kong Ping Pong fuelled dancefloor, sharpish. The HKPP guys have been bouncing around behind the decks for over a year now, and from their home in Falmouth are taking the HKPP sound to the masses this summer, with a new monthly residency at the Sandsifter in Godrevy, and nights at clubs all over Kernow (and beyond) popping up all over their schedule. HKPP consists of Jack Nash (aka Morphosis – won this year’s Littlesouth DJ Of The Year), Dave Raybould (aka Fat Harry/pie eating funk seeker) and James Evans (aka Spinforth, allegedly owns nearly every piece of golden age hip hop vinyl). Often joined by a live percussionist, the HKPP sound is funky-bouncy-booty-shaky. It’s about time we met them properly, don’t you think?! Dave Raybould chats to 247 Magazine…
Our aim is to always make the ladies dance. There’s no dress code other than we prefer people to be dressed. The typical HKPP dance move is the drunken hands in the air Viking! Do you ever have guest DJs? We love bringing guests down. We’ve had the legend that is Nick Thayer and fellow NSB’r DJ Chamber. We also like to put on bands when we can, we’ve put on Norwich hip hop monsters Def Tex and Backbeat Sound System (an amazing Cornish nine piece reggae/dub band!) Aldo Vanucci is booked in for July. We’re looking to get A-Skillz booked for September at the Sandsifter. J-Star or Nice Up! would be a real winner – we might be lucky enough to get them down over the summer.
What do you think of the nightlife in Devon and Cornwall? Is it exciting and fresh enough or should we all move to London? London? Get out! The nightlife in Devon and Cornwall is top How did Hong Kong Ping Pong begin? quality and getting better and better! There are some great It all started with mine and Jack’s show, Beating The Crates, venues, promoters, DJs and crews down here – for example: on the award winning NSB Radio station (which still runs The Freerange Party Society, Simian Sounds, Ben n Lex, Sir every Monday afternoon on NSB, between 1 and 3pm). Vinyl of the Fattest, Streetwise, Love Riot, Deluxx, Lush, My Although the show is on a breaks station we do tend to mix it Heroes Killed Cowboys, Jelly Jazz. How great is all that? up with a lot of soul, funk, reggae, Balkan and Latin business. There’s also some amazing stuff being produced by the likes When a monthly slot became available at The Watermans in of Rektchordz, Daytoner and Stonephace to name a few. Falmouth, we teamed up with third year photography student It’s all bought together nicely by yourselves and people like Ben ‘the funky’ Bummer, who had a monster collection littlesouth.com. The quality is definitely here. of funky 7’s, and we were away. James joined us when Bummer graduated and it’s been the three of us for this past Where else can we find HKPP this summer? year. ‘Beating The Crates’ was no name for a sparkly night We’ve been booked to play the Brakedown tent at Glade out, so we came up with The Hong Kong Ping Pong Club. Festival (July) as part of the NuSkoolBreaks.co.uk takeover Where did your name come from? I was travelling in Thailand when my taxi driver and new best friend insisted he take me to “nummmer one nightclub.” There was a bored looking lady standing on the central stage double bouncing ping pong balls into a half pint glass six feet away. She must have “fired” thirty ping pong balls and never missed the glass. I saw the same thing in Hong Kong a few years later so that’s where HKPP came from. How would you describe a typical HKPP night? We tend to pull out all the stops on our residencies, including booking a live percussionist. He is an animal! Hatton at Audio Source takes care of all our PA and lighting needs. The kind of music we play is hard to define as we play so many genres. Technically its funky breakbeat but we’ll play any music that we love, makes us smile, and suits the crowd.
on the Saturday. We’ll continue our Friday night residencies at Sandsifter and The Watermans and we’ve got gigs at IsoBar Is Dead (St Ives), The Old Grammar School (Truro) and Chy bar (Newquay). We’ll also be working on the next mixtape. These are proving to be really popular and can be downloaded for free via the HKPP Facebook group. The summer’s most serious business is working on our own tunes though. We’ve been having a lot of fun making bouncy bootlegs and tuba based re-edits as Chop Shop 45 (our production project) purely to play at HKPP nights but the response has inspired us to pull our fingers out and start producing our own music. Bonza! myspace.com/chopshop45 nsbradio.co.uk Words: Lauren Taverner Brown magazine | 19
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Alice wears: Citron bikini by Pull-in £50, Gauge Fiend Green sunnies by Electric £80
Spice up your swimwear with hot accessories this summer… Photography: Bailey, Cresswell and Davis at Clash & Clash
Alice wears: Flowery Lake Bahia Bikini by Rip Curl £45, Deano’s customised Electric glasses (stylists own), Rosewood acetate white watch by Vestal £99 and Rosewood acetate white/black stripe watch by Vestal £99
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Alice wears: Bhind L.O.V bikini £39.99, Overdrive white fade sunnies by Electric £90 and Metal Monte Carlo Gold watch by Vestal £139 Location: Clash & Clash photo studio, Grosvenor House, Plymouth Photography: Bailey, Cresswell and Davis at Clash&Clash. ClashandClash.com Hair and Makeup: Jo Barker at Arena, 52 Ebrington St, Plymouth, 01752 250025. Get 20% off with Jo when you quote 247 Magazine. Model: Alice Vandy Stockists: store.pull-in.com electricvisual.com vestalwatch.com bhindbikinis.com 01872 510126 Rip Curl: 0871 277 8008 Thanks: The motley crew of ‘togs, artists and ace peeps who did the shoot.
This month, some fresh new pieces from the Doodle Dubz Collective and Plymouth based artist Joak are brightening up our streets and parks. Weâ€™re loving it. Keep those photos coming in guys.
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Music Breaks & Beats
Jazz / Funk
Urban / Hip Hop
Drum & Bass
With all the steadily growing hype around the lush and steppy Dubstep hues of Martyn, it would be easy to be over critical (Xtra Mile Recordings) of his self released debut album, which would be a shame because its frickin Rooted in punk, Crazy Arm deliver a monster Easy Star All-Stars dope!!! His calling cards of 2 step shuffle of an album that’s taken them a few attempts Easy Star’s Lonely and technoid warmth are all there along to perfect. From the opening bass riff of the Hearts Dub Band’ side some newer textures including a first track, Asphalt, the band’s inventiveness (Easy Star Records) vocal track and more House or even UK becomes clear. They are experts in delivering If you hadn’t guessed already, this is a reggae Funky type rhythms, all of which works complex song structures and razor-sharp exceptionally well. I would recommend version of ‘Sgt Pepper’, and it’s from the tempo changes. Melody is a strong feature this to anyone with taste for warm, melodic same team that did Dub Side of the Moon throughout, with perfect harmony vocals and bass driven electronic music. Tip: It’s all prominent guitar parts colouring the songs. On and Radiodread. Reggae artists have been about the hidden track! top of all that, they confidently sing about what covering The Fabs for years, usually with mediocre results. But this star-studded tribute Andy Mac they believe in, without resorting to clichés. works better than I thought it would, mainly Crazy Arm prove that punk is timeless and always relevant. Rock & roll is alive and well. due to decent bass-lines and its variety Future Of The Left Arash Torabi of vocalists. Highlights: Lucy in the Sky Travels With Myself And Another (featuring Frankie Paul) and She’s Leaving (4AD) Home (featuring Kirsty Rock). It’s also a bit Virus Syndicate of a who’s-who of classic reggae, with guest Funnily enough, the legacy of Mclusky Mosquito vocals from Mighty Diamonds, Sugar Minot, has only truly been honoured by its (Contagious Music) Steel Pulse, Ranking Roger and U Roy. ex-members. So it goes with Cardiff trio, Arash Torabi Future Of The Left’s sophomore effort: a Although they’ve been raved about in the glorious catch of howling vocals, grumbling music press for a while now, this group bass, keyboard menace and stabbing riffs Paolo Nutini have slipped under the Vanucci radar. I that feed on the bones of their legendary Sunny Side Up must be slipping in my old age cos this is past whilst being unafraid to nibble on (Atlantic) super nice. A very tight production sound other melodic pillars. Of course, it’s Andy that feels like a shinier hip hop version of Falkous’ uniquely gnarled voice that seals MJ Cole, if that makes sense, with nice the deal, turning twisted anti-pop nuggets It beggars belief that a 22 year-old lad flows by MCs and vocalist alike. Having into sheer malice. can have such a ragged, scorched and been given the thumbs up by Benga and Backbone life-worn voice but that’s Paolo Nutini for Skream this isn’t one for the clubs but for you. Eschewing the rocky swagger of old, the “all back to mine” smoke it is on point. sophomore album ‘Sunny Side Up’ scans Aldo Vanucci like a rickety old 7” jukebox as ‘60s rock Klay steady, Motown, highland folksong (with a Maps Of Rebellion nod to fellow Scots crooner, King Creosote), (Lockjaw) Anti-Flag prairie country and ‘50s R&B ballad all get The People Or The Gun a look-in. Meanwhile that amazing voice You can tell the bands that have a real (Side One Dummy) binds the strands and baffles some more. vision. Exeter’s Klay, for instance, have Astonishing if muddled. nailed the kind of record that would have Backbone Musically, you wouldn’t say that Anti-Flag seemed unlikely from them a few years ago. push the boat out. Still milking those But such is their focus and unerring drive, Offspring-goes-Rancid mannerisms, still here it is: a post-rock/hardcore pearl that looking a bit plastic… But forget all that Some Beans jostles for shoulder space with their heroes, because the band put their money where joining the dots between Biffy Clyro and The Fear & Loathing in their mouth is. They’ve funded well-building Appleseed Cast. And if the string-laden intro Tipton St John’ in Africa, set up the Military Free Zone and is a furtherance of this vision, I can’t wait for ( Pop Noise Records) Underground Action Alliance, arranged album number three. Class. Solo project from Devon-based multifood and clothing drives for the homeless, Backbone instrumentalist, songwriter, producer and and are donating pre-sale online profits of arranger, Andy Fonda, who is Jack-of-allthis album to Amnesty. Job’s a good ‘un. trades and master of all. Think Stone Roses, Backbone Sonic Youth if they’d made an album around their ‘Fool’s The Eternal Gold’ era. But that’s selling Fonda short, because as a writer, singer and bass-player, (Matador) Madness he outshines his influences, despite the fact that he’s entirely responsible for every The Liberty of Norton Folgate Sixteen albums in and Sonic Youth, last note on this album. ‘All About You’ (Lucky Seven) should be a summer anthem. ‘No More the Western World’s most consistently Wine’ sounds like a classic you’ve loved for credible avant-rock unit, show no signs of years. His string arrangements, use of drum submission. Opener, ‘Sacred Trickster’, and With their original 7-piece line-up, the Maddies deliver another album stamped with breaks, bass parts and attention to detail are the frictional ‘Anti-Orgasm’ are statements their inimitable trademark, which many still try astonishing. Above all, great songs always of scuzzy intent and a return to former stand the test of time. to copy. Reminiscent of their ‘Keep Moving’ focused glories; while the softcore motorik Backbone era, ‘Liberty’ is packed with bittersweet lyrics of ‘Antenna’ picks up the ‘Sonic Nurse’ and melodies, and the material is superior to baton. Still erring on the side of No(o) their previous comeback, 1999’s ‘Wonderful’ Wave, still quietly fucking shit up, but how Martyn This album is a rare example of a unique long can they maintain the squawk and Great Lengths British band who have maintained their skronk? A lot longer, one hopes. (3024) artistic integrity as well as their popularity. It’s Backbone
Born to Ruin
also great to see an older band who can still remember how to actually write songs. Arash Torabi
DEMOS DEMO OF THE MONTH Very strange lot, THE MUTANT BEATNIKS. On their album, ‘Blazen’, the Bath/Cardiff ensemble indulge in all kinds of eerie electronica detritus but choose not to put any rhythmic pulse behind it; which lends the likes of ‘Rapture’ and ‘Miasma’ a purely cinematic and sinister experience. If you can listen to old B-movie soundtracks and Throbbing Gristle records without feeling like your soul’s being turned inside out, then these are the boys (I assume it’s the work of males due to the inherent detachment) for you. I’m just glad I’m listening to it with my cat next to me for comfort. Shaun Robert, F4, 135 Newbridge Road, Bath, BA1 3HE
ROCK SHOW DEMO OF THE MONTH THE INFIRM mix shock rock, cyber punk and metal infused aggression to great effect on this short yet well formed EP, which caputures the sound of a desolate South West seaside town. We’re led to believe that their live shows are pure punk energy and if their Deathblitz EP is anything to go by then both will leave you battered and bruised... Check ‘em out at myspace.com/theinfirm Email your tracks to email@example.com or post them to Rock Show on Phonic106.8FM, 6 Belvedere Court, St Davids, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4DA Hear these demos on the Rock Show on Phonic FM 106.8FM in Exeter or online at phonic.fm, every Friday from 10pm – 12am with Mike JamesMike James & Crew. Coming from the venerable Pop Noise ministable, Exeter’s A FINE DAY FOR SAILING – ostensibly, Matthew Stead and friends – are so endearingly lo-fi that you quietly ignore the ridiculously loose musicianship on their double A-side single ‘Me And The Girl’ / ‘Village Idiot’ and concentrate instead on the Sarah Records-meets-Magnetic Fields indie wobble that they benignly craft. Third song, ‘Is He The One That You Want’ lovingly recreates Biff Bang Pow’s psyche-pop harmonica’n’harmonies with a tear in its eye and a sense of nostalgia that’s hard to resist. myspace.com/ afinedayforsailing Bristol’s PSYCHO BABY are so painfully stereotypical that it would probably be better to see them as a parody and take it from there. The Psycho Baby in question is SallyAnne Beighton: a woman with a great voice, granted, but that whole cock-thirsty, I-rock-Ido, man-possessive persona wears a bit thin after five songs with titles like ‘Woman Get Ya Hands Off’, ‘I Want Action’ and ‘Born To Be Bad’. Meanwhile the boys in the band supply the gonad power and amusing gang vocals but ditch originality in favour of familiarity; which probably works very well in real ale pubs and local charity rockfests. psychobabyrocks.com She used to be in scuzz-rock also-rans, Rub Ultra, did Charlie Beddoes. Now she’s fronting the Bristol-based ROCK IN YOUR POCKET and, on their ‘Feel The Pulse’ EP, delving into a postindustrial scrap-yard of greasy distortion and moody, girlish
whimpering that wants to unnerve you like Nine Inch Nails do but can’t quite work up the necessary psychosis. ‘Stupid O’Clock’ sounds like Transvision Vamp’s naughtier sister, but the new wave chug of the title track sounds more authentic, as if it was recorded at the tail end of 1979 when punk was morphing into the new orthodoxy. myspace. com/rockinyourpocket ‘Cornwall Introducing’ is a compilation of VARIOUS ARTISTS that was compiled by Truro music promoters, Duelling Kazoos, to distribute at the local band stage during Cornwall’s Boardmasters festival last year. Ranging from the soaring psyche-rock of Suite Noir and the punkabilly lilt of The Eyelids, to the rabid noisecore of Crocus and the street reggae suss of Backbeat Sound System, it serves as a great showcase for the county’s non-mainstream movers and shakers. One assumes that the ‘Kazoo collective will be doing the same again at this year’s fest? Respect. myspace.com/duelingkazoos
Meanwhile, over on Murdoch-Space…
Exeter-based politico-crusties, DEAD SUBVERTS, are a prime example of DIY discipline. UK, Euro and Asian tours; EPs out all over the place; working with indie labels throughout the world including their own imprint, Pumpkin Records… As for the music itself, occupying the middle ground between The Subhumans and Rudimentary Peni is no bad place to be. myspace.com/ deadsubverts Glastonbury quartet, DERAY, are one of those poor, deluded bands who believe that they’re onto something when it’s clear they’re just on something. Quite how anyone can get past vocalist, Simon Philips’ desperately flat croon without laughing is a mystery and yet they’ve amassed over 3000 ‘friends’ on Myspace. What were you all thinking? myspace.com/deraymusic The moniker, BASIL AND THE BISCUIT TINS, may conjure images of a band of funky fuckwads in bad sandals but you couldn’t be further from the truth. The Plymouth duo deal in ethereal folk harmonies and sweetly plucked acoustic guitars that sounds like Kings Of Convenience fed through Simon & Garfunkel’s melancholy. Very good it is, too. myspace.com/ basilandthebiscuittins New ‘80s-loving, indie-electro upstarts, CINNAMON ANTICS, have some way to go before their arch-cool, Dresden Dolls-esque poseur prowess can stand with the major players, but the female-fronted, Devon/London duo do proffer a great line in digital noir (‘Blow’), Blondie-like nonchalance (‘Sodastream’) and acoustic reflection (‘Misty Heavens Wheel’). myspace.com/cinnamonantics Surrey-based, acoustic blues-pop songstress, NATALIE ROSS, is a breath of fresh air. Her download single, ‘Shock To The System’ – a curious mix of ragga whimsy and Eastern folk – is released on the 28th May (itunes, Napster, etc) through her own Marshmallow Scream imprint. And, no, she doesn’t sound like Lily Allen or Kate Nash, so step to it. myspace.com/natalierossmusic
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ARTS Words: Lauren Taverner Brown
2 – 20 June Plymouth
BEAUTIFUL JOURNEY Devonport Dockyard in association with Theatre Royal Plymouth, Royal Parade, 01752 267222, theatreroyal.com, 7.45pm, £12.50 Led by Director Bill Mitchell WILDWORKS is an international company of artists, musicians and theatre makers who create large-scale theatre events in unusual sites working with the extraordinary communities who live and work there. The Beautiful Journey takes us to the last place on earth, a haven at the edge of tomorrow where a mythic Queen hosts bizarre entertainment and strange comfort. This is a surreal world where hairdressers tell your fortune and Kalypso’s sailor lover weaves a boat every day and takes it apart every night. Where we experience the memory projector, witness random acts in the shipyard cabaret, dance to the live shanty band and dream of home. Then the wild ice arrives. The ice that contains something so extraordinary that it changes everything. An outdoor promenade performance featuring film, food, flowers, flirting, fire and hope.
RICKY TOMLINSON Hall for Cornwall, Black Quay, TR1 2LL, 01872 262466, hallforcornwall.co.uk 7.30pm, £18/£15 Best known for playing couch potato Jim Royle in The Royle Family, BAFTA award winner Ricky Tomlinson brings his hilarious stand-up show to Truro for the first time. Hosting as his character, Jim Royle, The Laughter Show consists of over two hours of side-splitting comedy told with Ricky’s infamous charm and wit.
THE FACE OFF The Soup Gallery, 106 Kenwyn Street, Truro, TR1 3BX, 01872 278135, thesoupgallery.co.uk ‘The Face Off’ is an exhibition of all new work from Glasgow based artists Smug and Klingatron. The show opens on Friday the 5th of June at 6pm with a special extended opening party till 10pm and will be showing till 28 June. Both artists will be traveling down to be here on the night, to meet peeps and talk about their new work. The Soup Gallery are even going to be chucking out some free product and goodie bags to celebrate!!!
5 – 7 June Bovey Tracey
10 June Barnstaple
THE CONTEMPORARY CRAFT FAIR Marsh Mill Park, Bovey Tracey, Devon, craftsatboveytracey.co.uk Get inspired by the work of students and artists from across the South West at this well-known annual fair. The Contemporary Craft Fair is a truly inspirational mix of some of the finest crafts people in the UK. Come and meet the makers of award winning ceramics, glass, silversmithing, jewellery, furniture, glass, textiles, metal, wood and leather.
3 – 6 June Exeter
PIED PIPER Exeter Northcott, Stocker Road, 01392 493493, exeternorthcott.co.uk, 1pm(Thu) 2.30pm(Sat)/7.30pm, £16 - £10 Pushing street dance to its limits, Pied Piper is a bold, contemporary, hip-hop performance inspired by Robert Browning’s poem The Pied Piper of Hamelin. It is an innovative, original and thrilling fusion of dance and narrative all to take an edgy look at morality. In an unnamed modern urban setting, the rats in the original poem become youths, in black hoodies, who are branded ‘ASBOs’, and clown governors rule the city. Fresh from a critically acclaimed run at London’s Barbican, Pied Piper is a satirical performance exploring the recurring tabloid headlines: “Who will rid our streets of this vermin?”
6 – 12 June Truro
SHOWCASE 09 The Lander Gallery, Lemon Street Market Second year HND Photography and Digital Imaging students from Truro College are exhibiting at the Lander Gallery in Truro. This is their “end of course” exhibition and will showcase the best of their portfolios.
5 Jun Nr St Austell
JELLY JAZZ Eden Arts Cafe, Eden Project, St Austell, 01726 811972, edenproject.com 7pm – 12.30am, £7 Tantalizing echoes of the British dance hall, Harlem swing and a dangerous hint of gypsy jazz rolled into one hot musical menagerie. Plus the resident, Jelly Jazz, provides you with your mighty, monthly musical vinyl slapping soul, funk, jazzy breaks, salsa, Latino and Afro funk fix.
6 June – 28 July Nr Liskeard
GONAMENA Sterts Theatre, Upton Cross, Nr Liskeard, Cornwall PL14 5AZ, 01579 362382, sterts.co.uk, £8.50/£7, £5 children Gonamena is the timeless story of a Cornish family and community living through an extreme time of irreversible change. Set in the stunning Gonamena Valley and the mining landscape of the Caradon Hill area, the story centres around a family as they face up to the challenge of rapid transformation during the mining boom and bust of the late 1800s. Written by renowned local writer, Simon Parker, the play is based on real events and evokes the emotional turmoil and extremes of opinion amongst the frontier-like existence of the many thousands of people that descended on the valley at the height of the copper ore mining period. A great showcase of local talent.
LIVE 5 June
6 – 28 June Truro
APPLES AND SNAKES Gallery Café, Queen’s Theatre, 01271 324242, northdevontheatres.org.uk, 8pm, £8/£5 As part of the North Devon Festival, performance poetry giants Apples and Snakes slither on down to Barnstaple with another amazing lineup of talented wordsmiths that includes one of this nation’s foremost writers, Beat poet Brian Patten. Brian captured the zeitgeist of the 1960s and turned poetry into something quirky, invigorating and slightly dangerous, with the aim of making it accessible for all. He’s also well known for his best selling children’s poems. He’s joined by Adam Horowitz with his satirical poems about celebrities and politicians, Bristol based Edson Burton and Lucy Lepchani.
11 June Exeter
MICHAEL MCINTYRE Exeter Northcott, Stocker Road, 01392 493493, exeternorthcott. co.uk, 8pm, £25 With stocks plummeting, if you want a sound investment, put your money on Michael McIntyre. In his smart suit and electrified floppy hair-do this sublime stand-up might resemble a city whizz-kid but he is the most bankable banter merchant on the block. Generating most of his material from chatting to the audience Michael McIntyre’s comedy is always quick witted, contemporary and side splitting.
12 – 19 June Plymouth
THE FURTHER EDUCATION SHOW, Plymouth College of Art, Tavistock Place, PL4 8AT, 01752 203427, plymouthart.ac.uk Graduating students from further education courses at Plymouth College of Art showcase their work.
15 – 19 June
ARTS AND MEDIA SUMMER EXHIBITION Cornwall College, Redruth A showcase of work from further and higher education students in Animation, Art & Design, Ceramics, Fine Art, Furniture Design, Graphic Design, Journalism, Media, Multimedia, Music Technology, Performing Arts, Photography and Textiles.
16 June Plymouth
VERVE 2009 Theatre 1, The Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, 01752 585050, peninsula-arts.co.uk Verve, the award winning postgraduate performance company of the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, brings a mixed bill of new dance works specially commissioned from international choreographers Filip Van Huffel (Belgium), Glenn Wilkinson (UK) and Milan Kozánek (Slovakia). The programme also introduces a number of dance artists emerging from the North of England who have created ‘shorts’ for the Verve 09 repertoire; they include Jennifer-Lynn Crawford, Katie Baldwin and Leanne Pike.
16 – 20 June Plymouth
MOBY DICK Drum Theatre, Royal Parade, 01752 267222, theatreroyal.com, 7.45pm, £12 Four whalers find themselves trapped in the belly of a whale. As they ponder the irony of their fate they recount a story of Moby Dick, sparkling with their own fantastical flourishes. The novel’s epic examination of good, evil, fate and obsession is lost on them. And then, mysteriously, found on them again. Spymonkey have built a huge international following on a 21st Century mix of Fawlty Towers, Marx Brothers and Mel Brooks, overflowing with brilliant characters, visual humour and outrageous naughtiness.
17 June Exeter
WONDERMENTALIST PRESENTS TAKING THE MIC Exeter Phoenix Bar Cafe, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, 01392 667080, exeterphoenix. org.uk, 8pm Everyone welcome, Wondermentalist want to hear newbies, oldies, performing poets, stand-ups, singer songwriters and potential Wondermentalists (looking to be talent scouted for the Wondermentalist caberet). 3-5 minute slots available on a first come, first served basis. Perform in a supportive and creative environment, test your poetic skills, make us laugh, cry, cheer, throw things...
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17 – 18 June Plymouth
THE FURTHER EDUCATION FASHION SHOW Plymouth College of Art, Tavistock Place, PL4 8AT, 01752 203427, plymouthart.ac.uk See if the Matthew Williamsons or Stella McCartneys of the future are amongst the graduating students from further education fashion courses at Plymouth College of Art… Admission is by ticket only, contact number above for more info.
Until 19 June Plymouth
UNDER THE INFLUENCE Drum Theatre, Royal Parade, 01752 267222, theatreroyal.com, 7.45pm, £12 “We decide when it’s time for you to go home” Ontroerend Goed investigates and re-invents the here-and now experience of live stage performance. Through a variety of forms, the company surprises, confronts, excites and seduces an increasingly active and self-conscious audience. This brand new performance immerses the audience in the atmosphere of an outrageous party, questioning the sense of losing yourself to achieve happiness. Last year, Ontroerend Goed’s “life-affirming, crazy, mixed-up show ‘Once And For All We’re Gonna Tell You Who We Are So Shut Up And Listen’ staged 13 teenagers challenging preconceived notions about adolescence. They were awarded with another Fringe First in Edinburgh and a Herald Angel Award. This show at the Drum promises to be no less vibrant and exciting.
20 June Exeter
THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES Exeter Northcott, Stocker Road, 01392 493493, exeternorthcott. co.uk, 7.30pm, £21 Starring Tameka Empson, Sue Holderness and Suzanne Shaw and based on author Eve Ensler’s ‘Vagina Interviews’ conducted with women from all around the world, this hilariously witty and moving collection of tales gives a voice to a chorus of lusty, outrageous, poignant, brave and thoroughly human stories. The Vagina Monologues donates a percentage of revenue from ticket sales to V-day - benefiting women’s charities across the world. Bring your mum, best friend, sister or even your granny - this is the ultimate girls night out!
20 – 26 June Plymouth
FACULTY OF ARTS DEGREE SHOW 2009 Roland Levinsky Building, Scott Building and Royal William Yard, Plymouth The event showcases the talent of Faculty of Arts students, as they prepare to graduate with degrees in everything from Illustration to 3D Design. Alongside the exhibition will be contributions from English, History and i-DAT.
20 – 28 June Plymouth & South Devon TASKFORCE Various locations across Plymouth, The Dartington Hall Trust, 01803 847070, dartington. org/arts.taskforce, various start times & admission prices In July 2008, US choreographer Stephan Koplowitz, took TaskForce, a newly created company of artists drawn from the fields of dance, music and visual media, to six separate sites across Los Angeles in order to create new site-specific dance and multimedia performances that engage the local community in a creative dialogue. TaskForce creates site-specific performances for several sites within a short period of time to renew people’s perspective on their environment and through performance enter into conversations about the creative process and public life. In June 2009 TaskForce moves to Plymouth and Dartington to re-imagine the project for a UK audience and creative community in a number of Plymouth’s iconic outdoor spaces. The company – comprising eight dancers and one composer/musician – will move across a range of locations and create performances in response to the theme of water.
22 – 25 June Taunton
END OF YEAR EXHIBITION Somerset College of Arts and Technology, somerset.ac.uk Your chance to see some of the work of the designers and artists of the future!
23 – 27 June Plymouth
THE ADVENTURES OF WOUND MAN AND SHIRLEY Drum Theatre, Royal Parade, 01752 267222, theatreroyal.com, 7.45pm, £12 By Chris Goode. Shirley is a teenage boy. He’s a dreamer, a bit of a loner, and a fan of desperately uncool pop music. He’s also hopelessly in love with a classmate at school who barely knows he exists. One day, a mysterious figure moves into his ordinary surburban street. Wound Man is an unconventional superhero, who happens to have a vacancy for a teenage side-kick... The Adventures of Wound Man and Shirley tells the story of two unlikely friends and the adventures they share. The show combines intimate storytelling, original animation and music into a bedtime-tale, comic-book, super-hero story about growing up and getting braver.
23 June Exeter
WHISPER Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, 01392 667080, exeterphoenix.org.uk, 8pm, £9/£7 Whisper is a performance that asks the audience to question what is real in a world of increasing technological sophistication. Each audience member is given a set of headphones through which he or she hears the voices of three live performers who are
narrating a fictional walk through a fictional city. Obscured behind a cinematic screen, the performers are alternately seen as shadows, silhouettes or in stark clarity, and they create a fully immersive sound environment to accompany their narration by producing homemade sound effects. Whisper places the performance in the head of each audience member and obscures the line between imagination, memory and reality.
203427, plymouthart.ac.uk Graduating students from degree courses at Plymouth College of Art showcase their work – this is a chance to see the designers and makers of the future. Eclectic, innovative, fresh, and exciting.
24 June Exeter
TrAPPED Exeter Northcott, Stocker Road, 01392 493493, exeternorthcott. co.uk, 7.30pm, £16 - £10 Unfolding like a film, TrAPPED tells the stories of five characters caught up in a surreal Kafkaesque landscape. A subtle commentary on the CCTV laden world of today and the bygone era of the German Demographic Republic, TrAPPED explores notions of personal freedom in our surveillance obsessed times. A tragicomic world, both poetic and dark, is evoked through original music, spoken word, contemporary mime and striking choreography.
BRIEF ENCOUNTER Hall for Cornwall, Black Quay, TR1 2LL, 01872 262466, hallforcornwall.co.uk 7.30pm, £18/£15 The most talked about show in town arrives direct from London’s West End Emma Rice, Artistic Director of the world renowned Truro based Kneehigh Theatre Company, has taken one of the most beloved films of all time, the stage play on which it was based and the music and songs of Noel Coward to create this brand new Brief Encounter. Brief Encounter has a company of ten actor musicians who switch seamlessly between theatre and film to create something never been seen before. It has left both audiences and critics overwhelmed by emotion, laughter, tears and praise for the production in London’s West End.
24 June Penzance
30 June Falmouth
30 June – 4 July Truro
SURFING TOMMIES Acorn Arts Centre, Parade St, 01736 365520, acornartscentre. co.uk, 8pm, £8 Carn to Cove is Cornwall’s rural arts touring scheme. They hope to amuse, entertain and generally bowl over communities around Cornwall with the latest live performances in their own halls and community centres. Set during the First World War, this poignant drama by Alan Kent follows the lives of three members of the Devon and Cornwall Light Infantry on an incredible journey from the mines of Cornwall to the fields of Flanders. We meet mazed beauties, mad male voice choirs and the first surfers. This darkly mischievous play comments on life in the trenches and current conflicts around the world. Rich in Cornish dialect and decadence, this new drama will make you want to get up, hit the waves and hang ten…
TELLTALES Babahogs, 19b Well Lane, 01326 211718, babahogs.com Telltales is a new night for writing in Cornwall. On the last Tuesday of every month at 7pm, writers and word enthusiasts meet for tea and cake (corkage is just £1 if you want to bring booze) and to listen to each other’s work. From poetry to short stories and novel extracts, people can come along to read any kind of written work aloud. Set up by writers Chelsey Flood and Clare Howdle, Telltales aims to kickstart a vibrant writing community in Falmouth. Telltale also showcases work from professional guest writers and has a different theme for each month – June is Lost and Found. For more info and to submit work, see wordslikepictures. com/telltales
26 June Plymouth
TASKFORCE REMIXED Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, Plymouth, PL1 2NJ, 01752 267131 barbicantheatre.co.uk, 8pm, £5 Live in-studio performance-jam and improvisational remix session. A unique opportunity to be introduced to the siteart improvisational process for Liquid Landscapes by TaskForce, including company dance performance, video projection and live musical score.
Until 25 July Plymouth
SPACE AGE: EXPLORATION, DESIGN AND POPULAR CULTURE Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, Drake Circus, 01752 304774, plymouthmuseum. gov.uk The countdown has begun! Tracing out fascination with space through history, this touring exhibition will take you on a journey from early astronomy via the space race of the 1950s and 1960s and bring you up to date with the cutting edge technology of today. You’ll be able to touch a real life meteorite, see an original Russian Cosmonaut Suit, play Space Invaders – and even discover how you manage in space when you really need to go!! Come and see how space exploration has opened new frontiers in design, architecture, music, film, fashion and literature.
26 June – 3 July Plymouth
THE DEGREE SHOW Plymouth College of Art, Tavistock Place, PL4 8AT, 01752
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The Age Of Stupid (12A)
Arts Centre, 01752 206114, plymouthartscentre.org Dir. Franny Armstrong, starring Peter Postlethwaite UK/2009/99 mins. This creative futurist documentary imagines a devastated world of 2055, wasted after years of human exploitation and neglect. Combining animated and dramatic elements with “historical” footage from 2007, The Age of Stupid stars Pete Postlethwaite as an archivist sifting through the remains of human civilization to create a digital broadcast for other future societies about why humanity failed to save itself from global warming. This is an impassioned but nuanced approach to climate change as we are confronted us with the already tangible effects of climate change and the brutal reality of where today’s inaction might lead.. Angels & Demons (TBC) 01803 847070, dartington.org Dir: Ron Howard, starring Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor and Stellan Skarsgård 2009/US/140 mins The team behind the global phenomenon The Da Vinci Code returns for this highly anticipated follow up. When Harvard religious expert Robert Langdon (Hanks) discovers evidence of the resurgence of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati he also faces a deadly threat to the existence of the secret organisation’s most despised enemy: the Catholic Church. With beautiful Italian scientist Vittoria Vetra in tow we are taken on an actionpacked hunt through sealed crypts, dangerous catacombs, deserted cathedrals, and eventually the most secretive vault on earth. One to watch. The Class (15)
17 – 19 Jun: The Plough Arts
Centre, Great Torrington, 01805 624624, plough-arts.org Dir: Laurent Cantet Starring: François Bégaudeau 2008/France/130 mins Based on the best-selling novel ‘Between the Walls’ by former teacher Francois Begaudeau, this real life portrayal reveals the tensions and issues within a multi-cultural French classroom. The film centers around Begaudeau’s extravagant and confrontational teaching methods and how they are challenged by his pupils in a tough Paris school. Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes 2008. The Damned United (15)
12 – 18 Jun: Plymouth
Arts Centre, 01752 206 114, plymouthartscentre.org
remaining men of a rural Norfolk town send two hapless young lads (Corden and Horne) out onto the moors as a sacrifice. Expect cheap thrills and an even cheaper budget from the newest golden boys of British comedy.
Dir. Tom Hooper, starring Michael Sheen, Colm Meaney, Jim Broadbent, Timothy Spall. UK/2009/97 mins. Peter Morgan’s (Frost/Nixon) brilliant adaptation of David Pace’s novel tells the confrontational and darkly humourous story of Brian Clough’s doomed 44-day tenure as manager of the reigning champions of English football in the 1970’s, Leeds United. Previously managed by his bitter rival, Don Revie, and on the back of their most successful period ever, Leeds had an aggressive and cynical style of football. This was anathema to the principled yet flamboyant Clough, who had success building teams in his own vision with trusty lieutenant Peter Taylor (Spall). A must watch for anyone who loves footy.
5 – 11 Jun: Plymouth
5 – 11 Jun: The Barn, Totnes,
Words: John Barker
Future Shorts (12A)
Night At The Museum2: Battle Of The Smithsonian (Tbc)
27 – 28 Jun: The Barn,Totnes,
17 June: 17 Jun, Exeter
descend into agony, terror and the fight for survival. Take advantage of the meal offer and enjoy a specially prepared Swiss meal (served from 6.30 to 8.30pm) with a combined meal and film ticket. Advance bookings by 22 June.
Phoenix, 01392 667080, exeterphoenix.org.uk 6.15pm/£3.50(£2.50) A quarterly short film platform presenting challenging and entertaining material from around the world. In association with Phoenix Media. Lesbian Vampire Killlers (PG)
4 Jun: The Plough Arts Centre, Great Torrington, 01805 624624, plough-arts.org. Dir: Phil Claydon, starring James Corden, Mathew Horne. 2009/UK/88 mins When their women have been enslaved by the local pack of lesbian vampires because of an ancient curse, the
01803 847070, dartington.org. Director Luis Piedrahita, Rodrigo Sopeña, starring Ben Stiller and Ricky Gervais. 2009/US/TBC This second outing of the commercially successful comedy sees security guard Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) infiltrate the Smithsonian Institute in order to rescue two living exhibits Jedediah and Octavius, who have been shipped to the museum by mistake. Expect unbelievable effects and a very unbelievable storyline, but great comedy from the supremely talented Ben Stiller and Ricky Gervais. North Face (Nordwand) (12a) 24 Jun: Exeter Phoenix, 01392 667080, exeterphoenix.org.uk. Dir. Philipp Stolzl. With Benno Fürmann, Florian Lukas. Germany/2008/121 mins Set in 1936, the story depicts the attempt by two young men, closely followed by a rival duo, to climb the forbidding and unconquered north face of the Eiger Mountain. Spurred on by the national propaganda of the time, the climbers begin their ascent into the unknown, which is soon to
Hot New Releases:
Released: 3 June
Star Trek (12A)
12 – 17 Jun: The Barn,
Totnes, 01803 847070, dartington.org Dir: J.J Abrams, starring Chris Pine, Simon Pegg and Zachary Quinto. 2009/US/126 mins Star Trek fans rejoice as the man behind Lost and Cloverfield takes on science fiction’s most precious commodity. This is a chronicle of the early days of James T. Kirk and his fellow USS Enterprise crew members during their time at Starfleet Academy. The cast features hot Brit-talent Simon Pegg as Scotty and fresh from his turn as Sylar in Heroes, plays Spock. The effects are out of this world, and this reinvention of the Star Trek franchise boldly goes where no man or Trekker has gone before.
CLUB State Of Play (15)
26 – 28 Jun: The Plough Arts Centre, Great Torrington, 01805 624624, plough-arts.org Dir: Kevin Macdonald, starring Russell Crowe, Rachel McAdams, Ben Affleck, Helen Mirren, Robin Wright Penn 2009/US/UK/118 mins Based on the BBC mini-series, but relocated to Washington DC, this is a blistering thriller abut a rising congressman and an investigative journalist embroiled in a case of seemingly unrelated brutal murders. In a town of spin-doctors and wealthy politicians, the journalist will find that when billions are at stake, no-one’s integrity, love or life is ever safe. Encapsulating stuff from the director of The Last King of Scotland with a terrific cast including Helen Mirren in another scene stealing role.
TERMINATOR SALVATION (TBC)
Dir: McG, starring Christian Bale, Sam Worthington and Linda Hamilton. 2008/US/TBC Not content with reinventing the Batman franchise, Christian Bale takes on the Terminator mantle in this sequel. The film is set in the future where mankind is at war with a race of cybernetic killer machines and John Connor is leading the human resistance. Despite some much documented troubles on set the end product looks befitting of director James Cameron’s early efforts. Box office records could be terminated.
CLUB Waveriders (PG)
2 – 4 Jun: Plymouth
Released: 26 June
TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN (TBC)
Dir: Michael Bay, starring Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox and John Turturro As if the return of those metallic killers in Terminator Salvation wasn’t enough to contend with, the human race has also got robots in disguise to fight off in this sequel to the box office smash. After returning to their home planet, the defeated robot Starscream assumes command of the Decepticons (bad guys), and has decided to return to Earth with force. The Autobots (that’s the good guys) then find out that Megatron’s (the ultimate bad guy) dead body has been stolen from the US Military by the Decepticons and is brought back to life. Then the fun really begins, should be as spectacular as the original and then some.
Arts Centre, 01752 206 114, plymouthartscentre.org Dir. Joel Conroy Ireland/2008/80 mins This raw, heartfelt love-letter claims Ireland as the unlikely spiritual motherland of surfing. “Cold paradise” is what a visibly chilly Kelly Slater wryly calls it. In 2007, a colossal storm churned up the biggest swell ever to hit Ireland. The footage of the tiny figures riding these ferocious 50ft monster waves goes past awe-inspiring into something almost indefinable. Conroy’s documentary starts gripping hard when it reveals the remarkable life of the original soul-surfer, George Freeth.
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WILLIE & THE BANDITS. The Barley Sheaf. Church St. PL14 3AQ. 9pm. £free.
FOREVER NEVER. The Cavern... 83-84 Queen St Exeter, £3. Support from Nomadesense DOWN TO THE WIRE. The Hub. 1 Mary Arches Street. Relaxing Chilled Out Seated Candle Lit Acoustic Night With Down To The Wire
NEW BRUISES. The Cavern... 8384 Queen St Exeter, 8pm – 2am. £3. Support from OK PILOT
THE MIGHTY DIAMONDS. Exeter Phoenix. Bradninch Place Gandy Street, Doors 8pm/£14.50/ Standing. THE MAGIC HATSTAND. The Cavern. 83-84 Queen St Exeter.
CRUSH UK. Date: famous old barrel. Princess Street, EX8 1JA. 9pm.
CARA DILLON. The Princess Pavilion. 41 Melville Road, Doors 7.45pm Starts 8.15pm. £15adv.
TRAGIC ROUNDABOUT. Miss Peapods Kitchen Cafe. Jubilee Wharf, Penryn. £3.50.
JAM NIGHT. Palladium Club. Lower Gunstone. Come along and join in no Penzance JUSTIN ADAMS AND JULDEH charge. 4pm-12am. CAMARA: SOUL SCIENCE. Acorn Arts Centre. Parade Street. £12adv / £14 door. 8pm - 11pm. Justin Adams has worked with Robert Plant Exeter and Tinariwen, and is an exceptional TERRORIST GENERATION guitarist and composer. For Soul OPEN DECK PUB NIGHT!!!! The Science, he will be joined by African Northbridge Inn. North Street. ritti master Juldeh Camara. £free. Presented by Rock Show on Phonic106.8FM. Weekly night of Rock, Plymouth Metal, Ska, Punk, EMO, Classic and ROADSIDE. The Hippo. 9 Bath Future Classic tracks with guests TBC. Street. Support from Change of State.
OPEN MIC NIGHT. Gaslights. Station Hill. Just plug in and play and a free drink on the house!
DOUG WIMBISH & WILL CALHOUN OF LIVING COLOUR. Exeter Phoenix. Bradninch Place Gandy Street, Doors 7.45pm/£10.50/standing. With support from The Morris Brothers Band. Box Office 01392 667080. myspace.com/dougwimbish myspace. com/nativelands myspace.com/
TEQUILA ROCKIN’BIRD. The Junction. 6 Mutley Plain, 9pm 12.30am. £free. Ferociously sleazy guitar licks, a heavy pounding back line and some downright and dirty vocals make Tequila Rockin’bird a must see live band. LOUIS ELIOT & THE EMBERS. The Walrus. Athenaeum St, 9pm. Rousing blend of country, folk and an unshakeable pop sensibility from former Rialto main man, Louis Eliot.
FREQUENCY. The Elizabethan. Merley Road, Support from James Gang & Wendy May. Live Music Fundraiser In Support Of CHSW
DOWN TO THE WIRE. The Hub. 1 Mary Arches Street. EX4 3BA. Relaxing Chilled Out Seated Candle Lit Acoustic Night With Down To The Wire
MATT PETHERBRIDGE. The B-bar. Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, PL1 2NJ. 8pm. £3.
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(Children’s Hospice South West). myspace.com/bandfrequency Tickets available from Beats Workin, Queen Street, Barnstaple & On The Horizon, Butchers Row, Bideford. Neither outlet will charge a booking fee, all ticket sales and entry goes to CHSW.
CRUSH UK. LONGBROOK. Cowick Street, EX4 1DG. 9pm. JACKIE OATES. The Voodoo Lounge. Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street. 8pm/£8.50. THE CHRIS STUCKEY BAND. Palladium Club. Lower Gunstone. Great rocking band no door charge. 12pm-12am.
AIDEN . The Cavern... 83-84 Queen St Exeter, Doors 8pm-1am £10 + BF. Support from Tonight Is Goodbye
SHADOW AND FLAME. Miss Peapods Kitchen Cafe. Jubilee Wharf, Penryn. £3.50. 7pm. First set 8:30pm, second set 9:30pm. Food is available 7-9pm. A night filled with the passion of this fiery Spanish art form presented by authentic Flamenco Duo: Claudia Caolin (Dance) and David Hayes (Guitar and Vocals). Tickets from Poly Arts Centre: 01326 212300 thepoly.org and Miss Peapods and more on the door.
DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE’ JAZZ PICNIC. Morwellham Quay, Tavistock. 6pm. Tickets V £12 (adv £10), M £10 (adv £8), S £5. Panama Jazz Kings, John Beckingham Jazz & Blues Band, The ‘Cool’ Septet, John Shillito Select Six, Sue Kibbey Trio & Brunel Ladies Harmony Chorus. TOM HINGLEY (Inspiral Carpets). The Hippo. 9 Bath Street. 8pm. Supprot from Head of Programmes
LORD VAMPYR. Palladium Club. Lower Gunstone. Live music £5. 4pm-12am.
SEED777. Smugglers Inn. 3 Calais Rd. 8pm. £5. Support from Puppyfat, The Various Assortments, Chuck Cash and The Fenland Cowboys.
HURON. Ryans Bar. 25-27 Abbey Rd, 8pm. Plymouth based heavy rockers. With 101% Pantera.
SMOKESTACK BLUES JAM. The Voodoo Lounge. Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street. 8pm.
BADDIES. The Hub. 1 Mary Arches Street. £5. TERRORIST GENERATION OPEN DECK PUB NIGHT!!!! The Northbridge Inn. North Street. £free. Presented by Rock Show on Phonic106.8FM. Weekly night of Rock, Metal, Ska, Punk, EMO, Classic and Future Classic tracks with guests TBC.
CAFÉ ACOUSTICA. The B-bar. Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, 8pm. £2. Monthly showcase of unplugged talent, hosted by singer-songwriter Jessie Mullen, with Howling Dunc, Kevin Dyer, Lee & Paula
MARTIN WELLER. Lord Nelson. High Street, 6pm. Acoustic pop
The Cavern, Exeter, 10 Jun Internationally acclaimed, indievaudeville-conceptual-art-rockslideshow band, The Trachtenburgs, are dad, Jason, mum, Tina Piña and 15-year-old daughter, Rachel. They play quirky, indie pop songs with a twist: all the songs’ lyrics come from the vintage slide collections that they’ve found at garage sales and that accompany their performances. Off-kilter brilliance ensues.
Praze St Erth nr Hayle
The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow
OPEN MIC NIGHT. Gaslights. Station Hill. Just plug in and play and a free drink on the house!
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When defunct punk bands from yesteryear make a comeback, it’s invariably to make a cynical cash-in. So it came as a relief that original Cali surf-punks, AGENT ORANGE, were firing on all cylinders (White Rabbit, Plymouth, 16 Apr). Led by original member, Mike Palm, the band’s blend of Dick Dale twang and Dead Kennedys thrash still retained the kind of edge that most resurrected punkers lose during the fallow years. But it was nothing compared to the vitality of New York’s BRIDGE AND TUNNEL: an incredible band who may holler and crunch like any four driven individuals but their Braid-like intensity, gender balance and infectiously unusual dynamics made for one of the best punk rock shows of the year (Cavern, Exeter, 19 Apr). Canada’s PROPAGANDHI are known for stitching their community activism onto their lapels, so it was disheartening to witness them spend the whole night cocooned in their dressing room (Concorde 2, Brighton, 20 Apr). Maybe they’re shy. Judgmental assumptions aside, the hardcore legends could do no wrong once they were kicking out the righteous jams, interjecting political soundbites where necessary and berating security for their heavy-handedness. Since Howards Alias hung up their boots, MATTHEW REYNOLDS has been busy penning lovely folk songs stuffed with emotional verisimilitude that wins converts by the gig-load (Skiving Scholar, Plymouth, 23 Apr). Unlike the glut of solo acoustic warblers out there, Matt can really sing. Not as in ‘this will do to satisfy Chuck Ragan fans’, but as in ‘why isn’t he doing double-headliner tours with Get Cape?’ Brilliant. A benefit show to raise funds for South Brent travellers’ anti-eviction campaign saw Holland’s POWER IS POISON proffer a grubby, rehashed version of a thousand anarcho-punk bands you’ve heard since 1982, while Bristol’s JESUS BRUISER were an exercise in impenetrable goodintentions (Phoenix, Plymouth, 27 Apr). Unfortunately, I missed the other bands due to trying to juggle three gigs in one night. Never a wise idea. These days, CHUMBAWAMBA’s much-berated, chart-bound tubthumping has been put aside in favour of pursuing their love of protest folk and celebrating the resilience of the working classes (Guildhall, Plymouth, 4 May). Moving ‘a cappella’ harmonies and accordion-accompanied strumalongs combined to reveal an anarchist heart that beats as regular as it ever did, Top Ten hits aside. A few minutes walk away and Ontario’s CREEPSHOW were kicking up a passable punk’n’roll storm although their Tiger Army-meetsHorrorpops shtick seemed a little pedestrian (White Rabbit, Plymouth). Shamefully, the unreconstructed man in me felt compelled to watch because frontwoman, Sarah Sin, is so goddamn sexy. My bad? I loved Jesse Michaels post-Op Ivy band, Common Rider, so I expected CLASSICS OF LOVE to have the same kind of sparkle (White Rabbit, Plymouth, 8 May). Alas, expectations were doused by workaday, unmemorable pop-punk vignettes that did little to justify Jesse’s standing in the modern punk frat. Similarly, Asian Man Records honcho, MIKE PARK, seemed to be going through the motions with a bunch of acoustic songs imbued with messages of unity and activism that, ironically, made me want to do less. Down on the south coast, the quaint harbour café known as Miss Peapods was gleefully ruining the ambience with some good punk rock noise (Penryn, 9 May). Lulling us into a false sense of decibel security, Exeter’s SOME SORT OF THREAT, aka Rory Matthews, humbly delivered his excellent little folk songs without fanfare or fakery. And any 15 year-old who refers to the cops as ‘scum’ without making it sound like macho posturing is a hero in my book. Local punks, DOWNTOWN RIOTS, had their guitars set way too low but their raging, fem-fronted melodic hardcore still shone through, with a clear nod to the likes of NoComply. I always mention BANGERS so I’m going to keep it short by leaving out the vowels… Thy wr mzng, nd th nw sng hd ll th mkngs f clssc. Exeter’s THE CUT UPS were awesome. Buzzing off the energy of new album, it felt like we were witnessing a veteran band in the throes of greatness, such was the quality of their anthemic tuneage and frontman, Jon Curtis’ warmlyreceived banter. Then Florida’s VIRGINS plugged in and, holy fuck, were they loud. Enough, even, to trouble my iron-gilded lug-holes. Good gruff, old-school punk songs, though, and that’s what matters. Rounding off the Barbican Jazz & Blues Festival in fine form (Plymouth, 10 May), ten-piece swing band, KINGSIZE 5, quickly set out their stall with a feisty, brassy strut lifted from the ‘30s to the ‘50s (accompanied by the local swing group turning on the Charleston charm). Whether their cute declaration that ‘all men are fucking leeches’ reached the lessdiscerning ears of the grannies in attendance is a moot point but no-one seemed to mind. See-ya bye.
LEMURIA . Cavern. 83-84 Queen St. EX4 3RP. 8pm-1am. Support from Brothers - the band, not the drink! DANN EVIL (THE MARVELOUS SIMBA SIMBA). Exeter Picturehouse. 51, Bartholomew Street West, Support from Laura Dugmore, The Boys from Melbourne Street & Chlay
TANKSLAPPER. The Barley Sheaf. Church St. PL14 3AQ. 9pm. £free.
RACHEL UNTHANK AND THE WINTERSET. Acorn Arts Centre. Parade Street. £10. 8pm - 11pm. Re-scheduled gig from last November. Their combination of jazz, folk, burlesque cabaret, classical, and left-field contemporary music has left music critics salivating. Support from Tom Dale.
DOG. Palladium Club. Lower Gunstone. £3 members £2. 12pm12am. Live music.
REV HAMMER. The Hub. 1 Mary Arches Street, 8pm. £10. Support from Rory Ellis & Dan Donnelly BOBKATZ. White Lion. 26 High St, Bradninch, 9.30pm. Punk/pop.
LIONESS. The Princess Pavilion. 41 Melville Road, Doors 8pm Starts 8.30pm, Tickets: £8 Advance.
ELKIE BROOKS. In the marquee in the gardens of RHS Rosemoor. EX38 8PH. 8pm. Full £28/ Concession £26/ Supporter £24. Performing some of her classic hits, blues, jazz and perhaps a song or two from her forthcoming album, an electric evening with Elkie is guaranteed to leave you begging for more. Box Office: 01805 624624.
ZAMBA. Lynton & Lynmouth Festival - The Crown Hotel. Market Street.
JOSIE AND THE LOVECATS. The B-bar. Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, 8pm. £3. Rickety folk-pop and self-penned tunes from this wistful outfit that fuses keyboards, vocals and a cello to make a wondrous sound. LEMANIS. The Hippo. 9 Bath Street. Support from Port Bandanis & Kat Marsh . QUADCORE. The Junction. 6 Mutley Plain, 9pm - 12.30am. £free.
Crazy Arm+ Failsafe+Bangers
White Rabbit, Plymouth, 12 Jun Plymouth’s hard twang, punk rock country boys, Crazy Arm, head out on a UK tour in June to promote their debut album ‘Born To Ruin’, which is out on Xtra Mile, 8 June. The Plymouth launch show is bolstered by the melodic punk double-whammy of Preston’s Failsafe and Falmouth’s Bangers. Free entry.
NEMO JONES & MATT PETHERBRIDGE. Barrel House. 59 High St, £5. 8pm - 12pm. Two awesome singer songwriters.
MISCHIEF BREW. Palladium Club. Lower Gunstone. Gipsy rock £5. 12pm-12am.
PADDLE4RELIEF. Braunton Beach. . TBC - 2pm until LATE. This is a charity event to raise awareness & funding for Paddle4Relief www. paddle4relief.co.uk .
PO’GIRL. Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, 8.30pm. £10/ (£8) BOBKATZ. Prospect Inn. The Quay, 9.30pm. Punk/pop. STEVE TILSTON. The Voodoo Lounge. Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, 8pm/£10.50.
ELKIE BROOKS. In the marquee in the gardens of RHS Rosemoor. EX38 8PH. 8pm. Full £28/ Concession £26/ Supporter £24. Performing some of her classic hits, blues, jazz and perhaps a song or two from her forthcoming album, an electric evening with Elkie is guaranteed to leave you begging for more. Box Office: 01805 624624.
JOE MENZIES. Blues Bar. 8 The Parade, The Quayside, The Barbican. 10pm. £tbc. XLR. The Junction. 6 Mutley Plain, PL4 6LA. 9pm - 12.30am. £free.
GUL NIGHT SURF AFTER PARTY, Fistral Blu, Headland Road, £tbc.
The afterparty for the Gul Night Surf takes place at Fistral Blu. Bands and DJs to be confirmed.
OPEN MIC NIGHT. Gaslights. Station Hill. Just plug in and play and a free drink on the house!
ELECTRIC SUPERMODELS & TAKING TIGER MOUNTAIN Murdoch Day Festival, Gaslights. Station Hill. TR15 2PP. £free. 8pm.
CLUB TERRORIST GENERATION OPEN DECK PUB NIGHT!!!! The Northbridge Inn. North Street. £free. Presented by Rock Show on Phonic106.8FM. Weekly night of Rock, Metal, Ska, Punk, EMO, Classic and Future Classic tracks with guests TBC.
LOUIS ELIOT & THE EMBERS. The Queen’s Hotel. High Street. Rousing blend of country, folk and an unshakeable pop sensibility from former Rialto main man, Louis Eliot. myspace.com/louiseliot
FAILSAFE. Cavern. 83-84 Queen
St. . 8pm-1am. Pay What You Want + guests JULES. Exeter Picture house. 51, Bartholomew Street West, Support from National Pastime myspace.com/nationalpastime + Demelza Lucy - myspace.com/ obedientbonedemelzalucy + Jess Brown
UNICORN KID. The Hippo. 9 Bath Street. 8pm. £4. Unicorn Kid AKA Oliver Sabin is a chip music composer and musician. He make most of his tracks on a vintage keyboard and FL Studio using a lot of synthesizers and effects to get that video game sound the genre is famous for myspace.com/unicornkid + Soft Toy Emergency - myspace. com/softtoyemergency + Special Guests.
THREE BONZOS AND A PIANO. Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, 8pm. £15.
DOWN TO THE WIRE. The Hub. 1 Mary Arches Street. Relaxing Chilled Out Seated Candle Lit Acoustic Night With Down To The Wire
The Hippo, Plymouth, 20 Jun Exeter Phoenix, 21 Jun In the late-‘80s, The Wedding Present were one of the most cherished British indie bands. Their career path often involved unusual decisions, such as recording a set of Ukranian folk songs for their major-label debut and releasing one single a month for a year. Head honcho, David Gedge, has revived the band. Go see what all the fuss was about.
CRUSH UK. Saddlers Arms. Exmouth Road, EX8 5LS. 9.15pm.
ILLICIT EVE. Palladium Club. Lower Gunstone, £4 members £3. 4pm-12am.
The Wedding Present
DIRTY GYPSY. Palladium Club. Lower Gunstone. £free. 12pm12am.
CHARLOTTE GLASSON BAND. The B-bar. Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, 8pm, £5. A heady and infectious mix of jazz, Latin, Eastern European and groovy sounds by a multiinstrumentalist woman who has worked with The Divine comedy Oasis, Bill Laswell, Pucho and the Latin Soul Brothers, Julian Lloyd Webber and Ladyhawke, to name but a few. THE WIRELESS. Thistle Park Tavern. 9.30pm. £free. HILLSIDE HEROS. The Hippo. 9 Bath Street. Support from Two Spot Gobi KERNUYCK. The Junction. 6 Mutley Plain, 9pm – 12.30am. £free. Three of the South West’s most promising bands coming from Cornwall, Plymouth and Exeter bringing the best in METAL! Minor Triumph & Fatty Chan.
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an unshakeable pop sensibility from former Rialto main man, Louis Eliot. myspace.com/louiseliot
with Jenny Keegan, Gav & Oli and George Ireland.
OPEN MIC NIGHT. Gaslights. Station Hill. Just plug in and play and a free drink on the house!
Eagles Of Death Metal
BLOODFIRE BBQ. Sandsifter. TR27 5ED. FREE. 2pm till late. Good food and good tunes come chill with us by the beach with DJs and BBQ food a perfect Sunday session 01736 758384. sandsiftervenue.com
LIVE Princess Pavilion, Falmouth, 25 Jun Singer/guitarist, Jesse Hughes’ premise for the group was simple: a desire to write music that sounded like the Eagles crossed with death metal. Clearly not the case, Jesse and Josh Homme’s shtick is a feast of slutty rock’n’roll that lampoons and salutes the hammy, glammy, garage party of the mid-‘70s.
ZAMBA. The Old Barn. Tews Lane. EX31.
WE HAVE NO T.V. Miss Peapods Kitchen Cafe. Jubilee Wharf. Delicious, loveable, quirky and local song writing. Accordions and trumpets, and songs about the ethics of drinking soya milk.
BOBKATZ. Clarefest. The Vines, Church Road, 5pm. £6. Raising money for cancer charities
DOWN TO THE WIRE. The Hub. 1 Mary Arches Street. EX4 3BA. Relaxing Chilled Out Seated Candle Lit Acoustic Night With Down To The Wire
GIGSPANNER. Acorn Arts Centre. Parade Street. £10. 8pm - 11pm. After clocking up almost 40 years in Steeleye Span, fiddle player Peter Knight has created Gigspanner, and will be joined by guitarist Roger Flack and afro-percussionist Vincent Salzfaas.
THE WIRELESS. Freedom Fields Park. Freedom Festival. 7pm (event runs all day) £free. THE WEDDING PRESENT. The Hippo. 9 Bath Street. In the late-‘80s, The Wedding Present were one of the most cherished British indie bands. Their career path often involved unusual decisions, such as recording a set of Ukrainian folk songs for their major-label debut and releasing one single a month for a year. Head honcho, David Gedge, has revived the band. myspace.com/ theweddingpresent
LOUIS ELIOT & THE EMBERS. The Crumplehorn Inn, 6pm. Rousing blend of country, folk and
SIMON BISH ALBUM LAUNCH PARTY ‘BEETLES, BUGS AND BUTTERFLIES’. Exeter Picture house. 51, Bartholomew Street West.Support from A Fine Day For Sailing & Fat Battery. TERRORIST GENERATION OPEN DECK PUB NIGHT!!!! The Northbridge Inn. North Street. £free. Presented by Rock Show on Phonic106.8FM. Weekly night of Rock, Metal, Ska, Punk, EMO, Classic and Future Classic tracks with guests TBC.
BARLEY FOLK. The Barley Sheaf. Church St. PL14 3AQ. 8pm. £6.
ROBIN WILLIAMSON. Acorn Arts Centre. Parade Street, £14. 8pm 11pm. Robin is a multi-instrumentalist singer, who founded the Incredible String Band in the 60s and the Merry Band of the 70s. He will be playing the harp and fiddle amongst other instruments, and singing or telling stories.
CAFÉ ACOUSTICA. The B-bar. Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, 8pm. £2. Monthly showcase of unplugged talent, hosted by singer-songwriter Jessie Mullen,
BOLLYWOOD BRASS BAND. Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, 8.30pm / £12(£10). JON ALLEN. The Voodoo Lounge. Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, Doors 8pm, £10/£8.
HANK WANGFORD AND THE LOST COWBOYS. Acorn Arts Centre. Parade St, Penzance. £12. 8pm - 11pm. Hank has been touring for more than two decades, his mission: to convert non-believers to the country cause. With his latest album he shows a maturity that we can justify comparing it to the best of Cash’s later years. 01736 365 520. myspace.com/hankwangford acornartscentre.co.uk
ZION TRAIN. The Hippo. 9 Bath Street. 8pm. £8.
BOBKATZ. New Quay Inn. Newquay Street, 9.15pm.
BHODAZAFFA. Gaslights. Station Hill. TR15 2PP. 8pm. £free.
BOBKATZ. Saddlers Arms. Exmouth Road, 9.15pm.
CARPETFACE & AUDIBLE - LIGHT IN AFRICA BENEFIT. Cavern... 83-84 Queen St Exeter, EX4 3RP. DOORS 8pm-1am £4.
AUSTIN LUCAS. Cavern... 83-84 Queen St Exeter, Doors 8pm-1am. Josh Small & Mike Hale
MARTIN TAYLOR. Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, EX4 3LS. 8pm / £12(£10).
STEVE TILSTON. Acorn Arts Centre. Parade Street, £12. 8pm - 11pm. Steve Tilston is one of Britain’s most celebrated folk and contemporary music song-smiths. The words, arrangements and subtle but quite superb guitar playing could be no one else. 01736 365 520. acornartscentre.co.uk
MAYBE NAKED. Palladium Club. Lower Gunstone, £free. 12pm12am.
THE WIRELESS. The Millbridge. Molesworth Road. 9pm. £free.
DENNIS ROLLINS & BADBONE. Lower Floor, The Guildhall, 8pm. £15. Award winning UK jazz artist, band leader, composer and educator Dennis Rollins leads his jazz-groove outfit Badbone for tonight’s superb show. SPEAKEASY. The B-bar. Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, .8pm. £3. Delightful rootsjazz band playing tin pan alley songs and tunes you never knew you knew. Featuring Seth Lakeman’s dad Geoff.
Nine Black Alps The Hub,
Exeter, 29 Jun Nine Black Alps have developed a reputation for a power sound rooted in the alt. rock swirl of Nirvana, Pixies and Dinosaur Jr. Renowned for their energetic and anarchic live show, they have toured Europe, North America and Japan playing with such notable heavyweights as BRMC, Weezer and Biffy Clyro.
DOWN TO THE WIRE. The Hub. 1 Mary Arches Street. Relaxing Chilled Out Seated Candle Lit Acoustic Night With Down To The Wire
FREDDIE McGREGOR. Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, Doors 8pm/£15.50/ Standing. NINE BLACK ALPS. The Hub. 1 Mary Arches Street, £8. 8pm. Nine Black Alps have developed a reputation for a power sound rooted in the alt. rock swirl of Nirvana, Pixies and Dinosaur Jr. Renowned for their energetic and anarchic live show, they have toured Europe, North America and Japan playing with such notable heavyweights as BRMC, Weezer and Biffy Clyro. myspace.com/ nineblackalps
10pm-2am, £tbc. DJ Gary Roberts does his thing on a party tip.
MONDAY MADNESS. Arena Summerland St. 10pm-2.30am, Advance tickets £3 available from reps and the student guild. Exeter’s biggest student, with weekly themes. THE MONDAY MIXER.Timepiece. Little Castle Street. DJ Spin Doctor.
BAR 150 Remedies. The Moor. 10pm2am, £free. D’n’B, reggae, indie etc.
MONDAY NIGHT PROJECT, Barracuda, Cliff Rd, 9pm-late, £free B4 10pm. £1.50 drinks all night. Chart, party and dance. SUPER CHY MONDAYS. The Chy & Koola, 12 Beach Rd. 10pm3.30am, £4/£2. DJ’s Robin Parris & Proof playing hip hop, funk, party, breaks, indie, rock, dance, grime, R’n’B, reggae, D’n’B, gypsy swing kinda thing & cheap booze for locals!
BIG NIGHT OUT. Varsity, Derrys Cross. 9pm-2am. More party, dance tunes whilst the drink flows. FUNKOLOGY. Revolution. Derrys Cross, 8pm-2am, £tbc. Fusing funk, hip hop & breaks. STUDENT NIGHT. Oceana, Barbican Leisure Park. 7pm-2am, £5/£4 NUS. Plymouth’s biggest student night with 70’s, 80’s, 90’s party in the New York Disco, Commercial classics in the Ice House. WONKEY LEGS Ride. North Hill. 10pm-4am, £2. Mash-up session with Aldo Vanucci & friends.
PLAY. The Barn Club. 10pm-2am, Entry £3 b4 12pm, £4 after. HALF PRICE entry b4 12pm for students with ID. Buses running from hayle. Student night with commercial tunes.
LOVE TUESDAYS. Ride Cafe. 10pm-4am, £free. Wonkey Ben & Matt Burley spinning funk, breaks, hip hop whilst the drinks are all £1.50. TWO’S DAY. Revolution. 8pm-late. Funky house and dance classics.
HIGHEST GRADE SOUND SYSTEM. Amber Rooms, 161 Sidwell St. 9pm12am, £free. Dancehall & reggae vibes. LEGENDS. The student Night . Timepiece. Little Castle Street timepiecenightclub.co.uk THE ANGEL GUM CLUB. CHECK THE FLAVA! The Angel Bar. 32 Queen Street, EX4 3SR. £free, 9pm till 1am. DJ Dropsteady + Funk Breaks / Groovy Soul / Nu-Jazz / Re-edits / Hiphop / Reggae. 3rd BEAT & BASS. The Cavern... 83-84 Queen St, 8pm – 2am. £free before 10pm. Breaks and bass with resident Dj’s.
QUIDS IN. Fahrenheit. The Parade. 10pm-2.30am, £2/£1 NUS. Student night that does what it says on the tin!
DA PULSE. Shades, 4 Quay Hilll.11pm-2am, £2/£1 NUS. An St Austell eclectic mix of electro, minimal, techno, BIG STUDENT NIGHT. Party Puls-8. breaks and drum & bass with Da Pulse. 9pm-2am, £4/£2 NUS. DJ Lloydie LADIES NIGHT. Remedies, The playing the party classics. Moor. 10pm-2am, £free. Free shot for the ladies. Chart and cheese music. Truro Q.COLLECTIVE Q. Bar, 15a STUDENT NIGHT. L2 Nightclub, Killigrew St. 8pm-late, £free. A mix n Calenick Street 9.30pm - 1.30am, blend of all things funky. 29th STUDENT NIGHT WITH Newquay HOWARD MARKS. L2 Nightclub, BIG WEDNESDAY. The Beach, Calenick Street 9.30pm - 1.30am, Central Sq, 9pm-1am, £free. Indie, £tbc. TMeet this legend of drug smuggling, rock, R’n’B, hip hop, funk & soul with playing a special reggae and dub-step DJ set. DJ Kai. Torquay THE JUMP OFF. Red Square. MONDAY’S FUN HOUSE. The 10pm-2am, £2/free B4 10pm. Hip Valbonne. 9.30pm-late, £5. hop, R’n’B & Crunk with DJ Proof. Commercial night.
CAFE SABROSO. Latin & Salsa.. Timepiece. Little Castle Street. Special guest on the 10th DJ Food. £7adv, 10-1am. + Support: Heavy Stylus and Guests. myspace.com/strictlykev .
OFFICE PARTY Fahrenheit, The Parade. 10pm-2.30am, £2/free B4 11pm. Commercial night.
CHILL OUT SOUNDS. Remedies. £free, 10pm-2am. Chilled sounds. GLITCH! Shades. £2/£1 NUS, 10pm late. Indie-electro, nu-rave & I.D.M.
LOCALS NIGHT. The Beach.
BEATAMIX. Revolution, Derrys Cross. 9pm-2am, £2/free B4 10pm. All the best funky house, classic disco, rare beats & R’n’B. BASSFUNK & UNLEASHED. White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station, £2/ free B4 11pm. Breakbeat, drum & bass and hip hop with residents Bossa, Darko, Tuskan, Pinz, Swiv, Rasco, Script MC and Benny C. BIG WEDNESDAY. Ride Cafe,Tavistock Place. 9pm-2am, £2. Wonky Ben - Hook up, kick back, rock out. £1 drinks deals, this night is rammed every week! BOOGIE NIGHTS C103.103 Union St. 10pm-2am, £1. In assos with UPSU, Plymouth’s biggest student night, different themes and guests each week.
GAME ON. Varsity, Derrys Cross. 10pm-2am, £1. Commerical night. HUSH. Oceana. Barbican Leisure Park, 9pm-3am, £tbc. The best in funk, hip-hop and R&B with resident DJ Benny Blanco. PARTY NIGHT . Walkabout, Derrys Cross. 10pm-2am, £free. DJ Marcus Clarke with commercial tunes. JUZZY’S HARD ONES. Zero’s, 24 Lockyer St, 10.30pm-2am, £free. Bouncy house, trance & hard Trance with DJ Juzzy B. SOUL NATION. View 2, Vauxhall St. 9pm-2am, £tbc. Soul, funk & Motown.
BOOGIE NIGHT. Puls-8, 14-16 High Cross St. 8:30pm-1am, £3. Ultimate over 25s Party Night.
RUMOURS. Iso Bar, Street-an-Pol. 11pm-3am, £3/£5. Electro, funky, bassline house and dance classics with Charlie G and local residents on rotation.
FLAVA. Park Lane, 1 Torwood St. 8pm-1am, £tbc. Urban selector night with Face playing hip hop, R’n’B, dancehall, garage, funk & soul.
STUDENT NIGHT The Office, 1 River Walk. 9pm-2am, £3/free B4 10.30pm. Featuring the latest dance tunes and drinks deals with resident DJ Booney. Special guest special guest DJ Matthew Horne on the 20th. THE BIG MIX WITH DJ PAUL BLEE L2, Calenick St. 9.30pm-1am, £3. Featuring the latest tunes and drinks deals.
STUDENT NIGHT. The Corn Exchange, 19 Commercial St. 9pm1am, £5/£1 B4 10.30pm. Student night with commercial tunes. Exeter INVASION OF THE RECORD SNATCHERS. Amber Rooms, 161 Sidwell St. Random selection of tunes, 9pm-2am. SCANDALOUS. Timepiece, Little Castle St. 9pm-1.30am, £2 B4 11pm. Fresh mix of R’n’B with Aldo Vanucci & JSR. WEEKEND WARM-UP. Arena, Summerland St. 9pm - 2am, £2/ free for ladies & NUS B4 11.30pm. Cheese, R’n’B & chart, very busy student night! 4th NONOM - NO-NONSENSE MUSIC. North Bridge Inn. 11 St. David’s Hill, Iron Bridge, FREE. 8pm-12am. A night of quality electronic music featuring Detroit techno, offworld electro, hip hop, dubstep & IDM - PLUS EXCLUSIVE new music from the Z-BOP record label
LADIES NIGHT. Samantha’s, St Andrews Rd. 9.30pm-2am, £tbc. Ladies discount and chart tunes. BABES & BOOTNECKS. Fahrenheit, 7 The Parade. 10pm2.30am, £3. Classic tunes, get dirty!
FAT HARRYS DISCO MACHINE GUN. Shades, 4 Quay Hilll. 11pm-
C103, Union St, Plymouth Saturday 13th June 10pm-5am, £12/£10 in adv One of the UK’s leading Trance clubs comes to Plymouth this month! C103 will be totally transformed with an all new Slinky decor install, full Slinky visuals and tons of tour giveaways! The event brings to Plymouth two of the biggest names in the world of dance music over the last decade, international superstar, Marcel Woods and the lovely Lisa Pin-Up. Supporting comes from trance DJ’s Simon Pitt (Slinky.fm / Electra), Terminal Trax’s production star Loki and Premonition and Distortion resident Hakka. Room 2 will be hosted by FastTrack Hardcore, with DJ’s Elzy, Chris Green, Mikey C, Dan Berry, Jamie Allen, Sean Hamley, Kinger and Maff Dillon + MC’s Age-O / Jay P / Billy B. 2am, £2. Disco classics and tunes TINY MUSIC. Remedies, The Moor. 10pm-2am, £free. Rock, indie and alternative music.
BOOTYLICIOUS. Pure. 52 Tolcrane Road, £5 All night. 10.30pm- 3am. BOOTYLICIOUS Newquay’s biggest weekly urban club night! Music: RnB & Hip Hop Dress code: dress to impress CONFLICT ROCK NIGHT. Red Square. 9pm-2am, £free. DJ Kai spinning rock, indie, electro, punk, ska & metal. STUDENT NIGHT. The Beach, Central Sq. £2. Top DJs, podium dancers, beach games and giveaways. DRUM AND BASS. Corkers. 9pm2am, £tbc. Drum and bass from DJ Re-Defeat amd DJ Fibua plus guests. WEEKEND WARM-UP. Sailors, 11-17 Fore St. 9pm-2am, £tbc. Commercial dance & party with Pete Jordan.
DIGITAL LOVE. The Quay. 11 The Parade, Barbican, Free before 11pm/£3 after. 10pm - 2am. Plymouth’s only weekly dedicated Electro House night with drinks deals starting from £1! DJ’s Wonkey Ben & Aldo Vanucci. If this doesn’t get you dancing....you must be dead DISCO RIOT ROMANCE. Ride, North Hill.10pm-4am, £free. Featuring DJ Debbie Deluxe, Jammy F & Craig Morton: specialists in rock, indie, electro, punk, funk & ‘80s. EASY LISTENING. View 2, Vauxhall St. 9pm-2am, £free. Blues & jazz. ESSENTIAL. Oceana, Barbican Leisure Park. 7pm-2am, £3/ free before 10pm. 70’s, 80’s, 90’s party in the New York Disco, House/R’n’B in the Ice House. GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER.
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CLUB Annabel’s Cabaret and Discotheque. 9pm-2am, £tbc. A unique night for talented artists to impress a live audience. ROCK NIGHT C103. 103 Union St. 10pm-2.30am, £ftbc. Mark Williams new home, rock and more rock all night. THURSDAY HOE DOWN. Zero’s. 24 Lockyer St. 10.30pm-2am, £free. Gay night with resident DJ Stev-e playing club classics, chart R&B & Euro dance. 25th ADAM FREELAND LIVE. White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station. 9pm-3am, £tbc. Huge braks night as top UK producer, Adam Freeland touches down on his COPE Album tour, complete with a full live band!
STUDENT PARTY NIGHT. Twilight Zone, Little Vauxhall. 9pm-1am, £1. Expect chart & commercial tunes across the board.
BEATS AND PIECES. Puls-8, 1416 High Cross St. 9pm-1am, £4/£2 NUS. DJ Stan Collins and BK One.
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hip-hop, breaks, soul, jazz, broken beat and more. FRIDAYS ARENA. Summerland St. 9pm-3am, £5/£4/Free B4 11pm. Commercial tunes, no trainers. SOUNDS OF THE UNEXPECTED. Amber Rooms, 161 Sidwell St. 10pm-3am, £2/free B4 11pm. 60’s, 70’s global funk, beats. Xclusive. NV Nightclub. 9.30pm2am, £3/£2. Sexy Urban Music / Grime / Hip Hop / Bassline / Garage . Residents Killa B & DJ Ugly with weekly guests. 12th DMX KREW -TECHNICS DJ SET. Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street. 8.30pm–2am/£10.50 adv £12 door/ standing/Over 18s. 12th WRECKREATION PRESENTS NU-TONE The Cavern. 83-83 Queen Street. 9pm-3am. £4adv/£5otd. Support: Swing.Mr, Gomez/ Fred V/ Grafix/ Don Johnston/ Mr Puckey/ Skint (shock out)/ MC Jabba Jaye.
THE WEEKEND WARM-UP. Samantha’s, St Andrews Rd. 9.30pm-2am, £tbc. Start the weekend REMIX. Bohemia. 39 Torwood St. £tbc, 10.30pm - 3am. New weekly gay in style, cheesy tunes, NUS discounts and club night launching with top London DJs drinks promos. TIMEWARP. Fahrenheit. 7 The & live entertainment. www.club-remix. Parade. 10pm-3.30am, £5/£3 co.uk. B4 11pm. Requests and chart toons WEEKEND WARM-UP. The all night! Valbonne. 9.30pm-3am, £3/txt Falmouth ‘mini’ to 82085 for free admission FRIDAY NIGHTS. Toast. 5.30pmB4 12am. Freshest mix of RnB and 2am. £free. Funk, soul, motown and Commercial Dance Jazz music. THE THURSDAY DISCOTHEQUE. WEEKEND WARM-UP. Remedies. Play. Victoria Parade, £free B4 10pm-2am, £free. Chart n cheese with 12am. Commercial night. Matt Shepherd. Truro MID WEEK MADNESS The Office, 15th DUBIOUS SOUND, Q-Bar, on the Moor, 9.30pm-2am, £free. 1 River Walk. 9pm-2am, £tbc. Fattest bass, dirtiest riddims, sexiest Emergency staff special with free entry, grooves. early start to the weekend.
FUNKY FRIDAYS. Caesar’s Palace,
King St. 11pm, £4. All the classics, a DJ and no rules whatsoever.
PARTY NIGHT. Rogue Nightclub, 38 The Strand. 10pm- late, £3/free B4 11pm. Commercial dance. 12th NO SLEEP TIL BUDE. Rogue Nightclub, 38 The Strand. 10pm- 3am, £8. Hip hop special with Skinnyman and the Mud Family LIVE, supported by Carpetface & Audible. Awesome for North Cornwall, check it!
COLLISION HOLD IT DOWN. Timepiece, Little Castle St, 11pm2am, £tbc. Indie night with DJ Tezza (Phonic FM) & guests playing the best in new, current and classic indie and alternative tunes. Upstairs, Residents Mr Onions, Heavy Stylus and guests spin
5th HONG KONG PING PONG. The Sandsifter, £3 otd. around 9pm till late. Encompassing all things funky their sure to get you moving in all the right places. Special guests Backbeat Sound System, supported by Morphosis, Monkey T, Fat Harry & Spinforth. 19th BARON SAMEDI. The Sandsifter. TR27 4LE. £2-3 on the door. 8pm - 4 am. Funk-fuelled dub soul voodoo magic from Baron Samedi. A mix of dj-produced beats complemented with live percussion, sax and keys from Cornwall’s finest. Get your drink on till the early dawn... 26th ALDO VANUCCI HOUSE PARTY. Sandsifter, £3. 9 till late. Plymouths 14th best DJ Hot remixes of your fave tunes get your dancin shoes on your gonna need em.... Lynton
Lynton & lynmouth music festival. Town Hall. 8pm-1am, £12.50. Hip hop night with Skitz, Deadly
CLUB Hunter, Hint, Hairy Parents & One Drop.
C.O.D.E. RED. Red Square (upstairs). 10pm-4am, £free. Bringing you drum and bass with gresidents on a weekly basis with special guests. FLIRT. Sailors, Fore St. 9.30pm2am, £ladies free. Chart/dance & retro tunes to shake your booty with John London. FUNKY FRIDAY BEACH PARTY. The Beach Nightclub. 9pm-3am, £tbc. Chart/dance & retro tunes. HED KANDI. Pure. 52 Tolcrane Road. TR7 2NQ. £10. 10.30pm 3am. DJs: Andy Norman, Wez Clarke on the 5th, David Dunne, Carl Hanaghan on the 12th, Jim Breese, Colin Airey on the 19th & Andrew Daniels, Carl Hanaghan on the 26th. 4 Different rooms, 7 Bars, Exclusive VIP area. Dress code: Deliciously Stylish MASH UP FRIDAY, Barracuda, Cliff Rd, 9pm-late, £free B4 10pm. The freshest new music, electro and mash ups. THANK FUNK IT’S FRIDAYS. Berties Nightclub. East St, 10.30pm-4am, £free. DJ Will B plays his chart mash-up mix. Prove it’s your birthday and get free entry. £1.50 Drinks all night from £3. ROCK NIGHT. Corkers Downtown (top Floor). Beach Road, 10pm - 2am, £free. DJ Kai playing the best Indie, Rock, Punk, Ska & Electro. Expect to hear everything from Bloc Party to Blink 182 and from LaRoux to Led Zeppelin.
RETRO:SPECTIVE. Barn Club, Eastern Green. 10.30pm - 4am. 80p entry B4 12 with flyer more after. Dj Tony Douglas & Jurassic Dave 70s & 80s fancy dress welcome. TEMPTATION. Secrets. Branwells Lane, 10.30-3am, £5. 2 Poles, Private booths, Beautiful women, VIP dance areas, catering for stag and hen night. Info secretspenzance.com
CRISIS. White Rabbit. Bretonside Bus Station. £1. 12am - 5am. An eclectic hot mix of Indie/Punk/Rock/HipHop/Funk/80’s. Served to you by JC & OZ. 07886821408. whiterabbitradio.com DIRTY STOP OUT. Revolution. Derry Cross. £free until 11pm. DJ Rob and Clubroom Session mixing Club Classics, Dance Anthems, RnB and Chart. Main Bar: Classic RnB, Soul, Hip Hop, Garage and Urban House. revolution-bars.co.uk DJ APACHE. View 2, Vauxhall St. £5/£4/£3/free B4 10.30pm, 9pmlate. Soul, swing, R’n’B, Motown & funk classics with DJ Apache. DJ PARKER. Ride Cafe, Tavistock Place. 10pm-2am. Playing quality hip hop, funk and breaks. DOLLY MIXTURES. Zero’s, 24 Lockyer St. 10.30pm-4am, £4. Gay night with resident DJs Stev-E & Juzzy B play cheese, chart R’n’B, dance and hard house. ELECTRIC KITCHEN. Ride Club, North Hill. 10pm-5am. Jac the Disco, Steve & Pnut spin electro, souful and electir tech house, whilst Pnut also takes care of the ground floor with party vibes. FUNKY FRIDAYS. The Treasury, Royal Parade. 9pm-3am, £tbc. Funky grooves. FUNKY FRIDAYS. Annabel’s Cabaret and Discotheque, Vauxhall St. 8pm-late, £tbc. Funky grooves all night. GET TWISTED. Voodoo Lounge. 9pm-2am, £tbc. Breakbeat & drum & bass with resident DJs Dragonfly & Nutzdog plus regular guest DJs & MCs. Bohemia, Torquay, Friday 19th HOUSEAHOLICS. 45 Degrees, June, 10.30pm-4am Union St. 8pm-3am, £free B4 The hard dance scratch master and 10pm. Dirty, jackin, electro & funky technical legend returns to the South house with resident Damien James plus West for an exclusive one-off show. special guests. His new ‘Fire it Up’ tour has been ROCK SHOW C103. 103 Union St. getting rave reviews everywhere it 10pm-3.30am. £5/£4/£3 B4 11pm. goes, now is your chance to see the Rock with Mark Williams playing Rock, indie and punk. real thing! Support comes from the 4 DETENTION. Oceana. £free before Play DJ’s, Ben McGowan & Crg. 10.30pm £4 after. 70’s, 80’s, 90’s party in the New York Disco, house & RnB Penzance in the Ice House. CLUB 2K FRIDAYS. Club 2k, Branwell Mills, 10.30pm-4am, £tbc. 5th ROOTS STREET. Fortescue Chart cheese dance and reggae. First 50 cellar bar, Mutley Plain. 8 pm– get free entry wrist bands for following 12am. £free. Line up: DJ Herb Boy & week, drinks from Ł1.50, DJ’s CQ, Boris DJ Crusty. myspace.com/rootsstreet and Max Honeyman 5th DAVE PEARCE TRANCE DIRTY DISCO Bar 2k, Bramwells ANTHEMS TOUR. Oceana, Mill. 10pm-3.30am, £free. Chunky, Barbican Leisure park. 9pm. £5 all funky house and electro with Charlie G, night. Dave Pearce plus residents. Tommie Quick, Greg Zizique, Mark B & 12th SPECTRUM OF SOUND, Ashley Thomas.
Fire It up
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CLUB Voodoo Lounge, Drake Circus, 10pm-4am, £tbc. Monthly techno and psytrance event in an unrivalled atmosphere with 360 degree immersive psychedelic projections! This month with special guest all the way from Paris, France Jacques Roullet aka Dj Ress-Cue plus Missmashed, Dj Contort, Phat Controlla, Symian and Tom Ellis vs Chris Rich. 19th SUBHEAVY. Maggies. Bretonside. PL4 0BG. £5. 10-4am. Subheavy dubstep with 10k sound and resident djs. 26th DIMENSIONAL SCHIZM! at the Voodoo Lounge, Drakes Circus. 9pm - 4am, £4 entry. Plymouth’s only breakcore and gabber night returns for a special one off mashup with live performances from special guests the USA KINGS all the way from Hungary and directly from the Glastonbury festival! plus Jonny3snares, Jack Michaelson, Hexadeci, Corecontax, Dj Contort and more...expect live projections, masks, fake blood and complete mayhem!
£Ladies FREE/£2/£3 Robin Parris plays Guitars vs Beats.
HOUSEWORK presents Afrodisiac. The Perfect 5th, High St, 9pm-3am, £tbc. House nght with a live 6 piece live funk band, The Blue Room Baboons, supported by Marcus Gauntlett, Sugarshaker & Tom Pearson.
5th EASYLIFE DJS. Blue Bar. £free entry 8pm-12am. Easylife DJs return with a bag full of vinyl delights for your musical pleasures. Seaton
‘TURNING POINT 2009’. The Grove. Harbour Rd. £13 OTD. 9pm - 3am. 2 Rooms of Hardcore, Hardstyle & Hard Trance feat: Cally & Juice, SY, Marc Smith, Force 9, Wragg, Iain Cross, Frantic, Major Tom, Bishop, Kickback & more.
FRIDAY NIGHT. Puls-8. St Austell., 10pm - 2am. Ladies free b4 11pm £6/ Ladies free b4 11. 10pm - 2am. The big weekend starts here with DJ’s Stevie G and Chris HOUSE RULES. Queens Head, North St. £free. 8pm -12am. Groovy house music laid down by Dj’s Si and Mat. Expect friendly atmosphere and to hear some house music classics. Occasional guest Dj’s.Info 07868143721. 5th ARTS CAFE . Eden Project, 7pm-12.30am, £7 in adv (inc free drink!). Featuring Speakeasy with special guests Top Shelf Jazz, pureyors of filthy swing, alongside Jelly Jazz residents.
KaPoW!! Guitars vs Beats the Isobar Is Dead. 11pm - 3am
EVOLUTION UNDER 18’S. Play, Harbourside, 7pm-10.30pm, £5/£4. Under 18’s night, commercial dance all night. FRIDAYS. The Valbonne. 10pm2.30am, £2/free B4 12am.Commercial tunes. FULL TILT. Bohemia. £6/£4 B4 11pm, 10.30pm-late. Hard dance night with regular guests and special nights. Special hardcore night on the 26th with Joey Riot, DJ kurt, Jimmy P & Matt EP. LADIES NIGHT. The Venue. 9pm1am, £3/ladies free all night. The biggest party in town. 12th FRESHOLD. Bohemia. £7/£5 B4 11pm 10.30pm-late. Drum and Bass night with DJ Hype & MC Daddy Earl. Supported by Coalition, Maxxi P & Mr Nice. 19th INSIDE EVENTS PRESENT EDDIE HALIWELL. Bohemia. £6/£4 B4 11pm, 10.30pm-late. Hard dance night with huge special guest, Eddie Haliwell, supported by 4 Play DJ’s, Ben McGowan & Crg.
5th AUDIO PRESSURE, The
Office. 9pm-3am, £10. D’n’B with legends Chase and Status and Sigma. Support from Klimax, Distance, Premise, Mannerz b2b STV Hustle, Freerange DJ’s, Benny C & Matti S. It’s gonna be a roadblock! 12th STEREO MUTANTS The Office. 10pm-2am, £tbc. Stereo Mutants playing the Balerica tunes - the true sound of Ibiza 19th FREERANGE PIPEDREAMS The Office. 10pm-2am, £tbc. Special night with The Nextmen & MC Wrec, supported by the Freerange Party Society DJ’s and MC Benny C. 26th SHAMELESS The Office, 9pm- 2am, £6 b4 10pm. Jamie Maguire and Carl Gallagher (DJ set) from Shameless TV show. They will be mingling with the corwd, so why not pop down to the office to see some of the cast. 26th TRANZACTION PRESENTS
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TRANZFEST L2 Nightclub, Calenick St. 10pm-3am, £6 B4 11pm. Hard dance night celebrates it’s 9th birthday with WITHA.D.A.M Lb4 (live), Vinylgroover, Organ Donors and support from Tommie Quick & Greg Zizique. Rm 2 hosts Satisfaction with Stevie G’s Big Room Bangers Party! Rm 3 hosts Electro with Mark Belton, Ashley T & Richard Young.
CLUB CHEESE SANDWICH. Ceasar’s Palace. 10.30pm – 3am, £5. Two rooms, one for Dance and R ‘n’B and one for pure filthy cheese.
PARTY NIGHT. Rogue Nightlcub. 10pm-late, £3/£free B4 11pm. Commercial dance. 20th DECEPTIVEMOTION AT THE OCEAN. Croyde Village Hall. Croyde Village Hall, 1 Jones’s Hill, Croyde. £6 on the door. 7pm till late. Deceptive MOTION presents a night of drum and bass with headliners Mr Nice & Johnny G and residence Millzy, Buzz, BP-Lazer, MC RSB, Nitro & jay-kay 47.
6th DANCE NATIONS PARTY, The
Corn Exchange 9pm-3am, £7/£6 B4 11pm. Dance Nations album tour party with giveaways. Special guests TBC joining the Satisfaction residents. 20th BLAZIN SQUAD LIVE! The Corn Exchange 9pm-3am, £7/£6 B4 11pm. Celebrating the re-form of this boy band, see them here live!
METAL NIGHT, Artful Dodger, St Davids, 10pm-3am, £tbc. Metal night with guest bands. POSITIVE PARTY NIGHT. Arena, Summerland St. 9pm-3am, £6. The latest chart and party hits, smart dress only, no trainers or scuffy clothes, make an effort please! INFILTRATE EX4, Fore St. 10pmlate, Entry £5 all night, girls get in free before 11pm. Playing Hip Hop, RnB, Grime, Dubstep with DJ UGLY and guests. World beat. Timepiece. 8pm-1.30am, £4/£2 B4 11pm. DJ A mixed bag of hip hop, disco, funk, techno classics, ‘60s, indie & deep house. Basically anything goes! STRICTLY VINYL. The Angel. Queen St. 9pm - 2am. £free. Proper
job old skool, funk, reggae, breaks and hip hop. Bump and grind with the Angel residents! Info: 01392 432611. NICHE MARKET. Amber Rooms. 9pm-late, £free B4 11pm. Tracing the roots of rock n roll each week playing a selection of the finest soul, beat, mod, ska, punk, new wave, indie, rock and pop with DJ Top Cat. Digital Passion. NV Nightclub. 9.30pm-2am, £3/£2. Electronic dance music / house / electro / breaks & techno. Weekly residents on rotation with Dead Robot, Alex McNamara, Steve Hiltermann + weekly guests. 6th BOUNCE. The Hub. 1 Mary Arches Street, 9pm. £3. Massive night of Electro / Breaks/ Bassline/ Drum & Bass featuring seriously massive Choonage and don’t forget the master of Visuals - Mr Cornish, and the eye Watering Bass from the Retox Soundsystem. 6th JOINT. Exeter Phoenix. Gandy Street, EX4 3LS. 12+BF. 9pm 2am. Joint Present Dnb Vs Breaks Showdown, The Ultimate Dj Battle Featuring 2 of the country`s top DJs, 1 from Breaks and 1 from DnB playing alongside each other This is an exclusive show never seen in the South West before DJ FRICTION VS KRAFTY KUTS Hosted by MC ID Plus support from Mr Nice & Ben & Lex. 6th TRASH CITY - ALT CLUBNIGHT. The Cavern. 83-84 Queen St, 8pm-2.30am. £3/£free B4 9pm. 6th USED GOODS THE SOUND OF THE SUMMER. The Bamboo Garden. 162 - 163 Fore Street, 9pm - 2am. £3. The Fusion Project’s ‘Tommy Tease’ graces the decks alongside ug residents playing house, tech, electro, breaks and techno!!! 13th INDIE CLUB - FREE - TEAM WATER POLO. The Cavern, 83-84 Queen St. 20th WRECKREATION The Exeter Phoenix. 83-83 Queen Street. 9pm-3am. £10 on the door. D’n’B with Blame, The Brookes Brothers and Spectrasoul. Supported by Swing Mr, Gomez, Fred V & Grafix. Rm 2 hosted by Cabaret Voltaire. MC’s Jabba Jaye, Sye & Potta. 20th N.U.D.E. Bamboo Garden. 162-163 Fore Street, £4 before 10.30pm, £5 after. 9.30pm - 3.30am. Deep and dirty twisted house & techno from DJ’s Rowlanz, Scott Davies and Dizzit.
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CLUB Exeter’s new night in the city’s best kept secret club.
HEATWAVE. Fahrenheit. 10pm3.30am, £5. Chart & dance to celebrate the weekend. SATURDAYS. Samantha’s. 9.30pm2am, £tbc. The biggest and best night out in Exmouth, chart anthems and drinks promos.
commercial tunes, with resident Djs Tony Douglas and DJ Max Honeyman. More info at barnclub.com 13th BACK TO THE FUTURE WITH LOVE. Club 2K. Branwells Mill, 68 Market Jew Street. 10pm – 4am. £6adv / £8otd. Dj Mace, Nic Narley, DJ Simon, Phil Steed, Rob Browne, Lee Ellis, Jay Stu & Dant over two rooms.
SATURDAY NIGHTS. Toast. 8pm to 2am, £free. Twisted electronica. myspace.com/toast_falmouth. 20th LOGIC SENSE Falmouth Rugby Club. 5pm-2am, £tbc. Dubstep with Falmouth’s finest.
6th SIR VINYL OF THE FATTEST. Sandsifter. TR27 5ED. £5. 9pm till late. A four strong DJ team of retro/future blockrockers plus Special Guests TBA 13th JELLY JAZZ. Sandsifter. £5. 9pm till late. Jelly Jazz presents the UnderBelly playing live, plus DJs Pete Isaac & Blacc Jazz 27th REGGAE ROOTS & DIRTY BEATS. Sandsifter. £3. 9pm till late. Two rooms Two sound systems Roots Reggae Music in the front room & in the back Underground Sound Playing DnB, BreakBeat, HardHouse n Old School Rave AVE IT!!!!!
BAC BAR North Hill, 10pm - late Free Entry. Hosted by Dj Skank Marvin with bi-weekly guests playing an eclectic urban selection from hip hop and reggae to dubstep and breaks. BEAT THE CLOCK. Varsity. Derrys Cross. 9pm-2am. Drinks promos & deals. DJ APACHE. View 2. Vauxhall St. 9pm-late, £5/£4/£3/free B4 10pm. Soul, swing, R’n’B, Motown & funk classics with DJ Apache in the main room & Ryan Platts downstairs playing funky house, classic soul & Motown. FREE CUBA PARTY. The B-bar, Barbican Theatre, Castle Street. DJ Power Lisboa plays the best in Cuban and Cuban-inspired tunes. From Son to Salsa, from New York Soul to latino hip hop. 8pm. Free. Info: 01752 242021
13th LYNTON & LYNMOUTH
MUSIC FESTIVAL Lynmouth Seafront - Manor Stage, £free, from 7pm. Final day of the Lynton and Lynmouth music festival, catch Saravah Soul, Flevans & Kinn, Hairy Parents & Guerrilla Rhythm.
GO OUT FOR A FIVER. Berties Nightclub. East St, 10.30pm - 4am, £5 Night out! 2 Drinks, cloakroom ticket & club entry all for just £5! Resident DJ Will.B spins his Floorfiller mash-up. HOUSE RULES. Chy. 10.30pm3.30am, £5. House all the way! THE BIG WEEKEND. The Beach. 10.30pm-3.30am, £4/free B4 11pm. DJs Kai & Leon playing Rnb, dance, party, indie, garage, 70s funk & soul over 3 floors. PASSION. Sailors. 9.30pm-2am, £tbc. Chart, dance & retro tunes to shake your booty with DJs John London & Pete Jordan. PURE SESSIONS. Pure. 52 Tolcrane Road. £ £8 before 8pm / £10 thereafter. 4pm - 3.am. Hosting the best in clubbing from around the globe 4 Different rooms 7 Bars Exclusive VIP area Dress code: Dress to impress SCREAMADELICA The Barracuda, Cliff Rd, 9pm till 5am, £tbc. Indie all night. 20th STREETWISE PRESENTS FREQ NASTY The Barracuda, Cliff Rd, 10pm-3am, from £8. Special one off Breaks night with this special guest. The Streetwise crew rocked the recent Breakbeat awards at Eden and their crew including Will Streetwise, MC Tali, DJ Perfection and Chan are in the house in full effect!
LUVD-UP Barn Club. 10.30pm-4am, £8/£7/£6. Party night, drinks deals,
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ZERO’S. Zero’s, Lockyer St. 10pm-4am, £4. Regular gay night with resident DJ and friends playing club classics, handbag, uplifting house & camp classics. 6th BASSFUNK PRESENT BLAK TWANG White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station £10 on the door, 10pm – 4am. Hip hop overload with the UK Hip Hop legend, Blak Twang, supported by Bossa, Tuskan, Mad Skills, Steppin Razor & MC’s Benny C & Matti S. 13th GARAGE CATS White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station 10pm-4am, £tbc. Teaming up with Dance, Dance Dance to host one big pre-party for the massive Beach Break Live taking place from 16th June onwards. Expect a mash-up of jazz, hip hop, electro, house, D’n’B, house, techno and whatever else the DJ’s fancy playing! 13th SLINKY. C103 nightclub. Union Street. £10/12. £10 from shops. 10.30pm – 5am. C103 will be totally transformed with an all new Slinky decor install, full Slinky visuals and tons of tour giveaways! The event brings to Plymouth two of the biggest names in the world of dance music over the last decade, Marcel Woods and Lisa Pin-Up! 20th BIG DAYS IN THE PARK. Freedom Fields Park. Lipson. Free. midday - 8pm. Outdoor 2 day festival including Subheavy soundsystem / area. Different styles inc. dubstep, hip-hop, funky / minimal house etc. SUNDAY TOO!
The Barracuda, Newquay Saturday 20th June, From £8. Breaks and mayhem alert! Freq Nasty is a glitch hop, breakbeat, dub, and electronica producer from New Zealand, touching down in Newquay this month! Renowned for great production and remixes and generally breaking boundries – his live DJ sets are not to be missed! Support comes from D’n’B lady MC Tali, and the very lively Streetwise crew inc Will Streetwise, DJ Perfection & Chan. FRESH CITY Candy Store. 10pm5am, £5/£3. Main room: R&B, hip hop and bashment from DJ Jonezy, DJ Snake and Danny Fresh. Room 2: Garage Love with Mr Flexx and residents spinning garage. PARTY NIGHT. Walkabout, Derrys Cross. 10pm-2am, £free. Latest chart & dance hits with DJ Darren Watts. PROVOKE. Revolution, Derrys Cross. 8pm-2am, £3/free B4 10pm. A collection of R’n’B, chart, funky house & disco over two floors. RIDE DJ’S. Ride Cafe, Tavistock Place. 10pm-2am. DJ’s on a weekly rotation- Aldo Vanucci, Matt Taylor and Bad Adams. SEXY SOULFUL FUNKY AND HOUSE. Annabel’s Cabaret and Discotheque. 8pm-late, £tbc. SUPER DUPER DAN. Ride Club 10pm-5am, £tbc. Playing a marathon mash up set of hip hop and electro. THE WEEKEND. Oceana. 7pm2am, £free b4 10.30pm £5 after. 70’s, 80’s, 90’s party in the New York Disco, House/RnB in the Ice House.
MASKED BALL. Secret Location! 6pm-6a, £25. In aid of the Porthleven Surf Club, this is one of the highlights of the Cornish clubbing calendar! Set on a stunning cliff top location, top DJ’s and surprise guest bands, alongside fancy dress and masked mayhem, this is one special event not to be missed...Tickets and info at getmaskedup.com
BIG WEEKEND. Puls-8. 9pm-2am, £6 B4 11pm. Club anthems, grooves and classics with resident DJ’s.
6th DELUXX The Isobar Is Dead, 10pm-3am, £tbc. Special party getting the Vibes Alive with DJ’s Lee Ellis, Matrin C, Nick Narley and guests The Vintage Punk dancers and La Casa Martin on percussion. 20th AUDIO PRESSURE The Isobar Is Dead, 10pm-3am, £tbc. Special D’n’B night with guests EZ Rollers, supported by Klimax, Palm, Distance, Premise, Finn, Matti S & Benny C.
new kid on the block! Usually found with Trevor Nelson on Radio1, this DJ needs to be seen live and is a real showman!
EVIL GENIUS, THE ONE EYED CAT. One Eyed Cat. 116 Kenwyn St, £free, 9pm-1am The latest funky, sexy, dirty house music brought to you by Dr Evil Genius. 07968 433227. evil-genius.me.uk SATURDAYS L2. Calenick St. 9pm-2am, £5. Chart and cheese with DJ Paul Blee, house and trance with DJ Marc Holden. Look out for special events - Live performace from Blazin Squad on 20th June. THE BIG NIGHT OUT The Office, 1 River Walk. 9pm-2am, £tbc. Weekend party for over 21’s. 6th BOCA 45 The Old Grammar School, 19 St Mary St. 9pm-2am, £6. Funk Soul & B-boy breaks with support from Blacc Jazz. 6th ELECTRO SESSION 1 L2. Calenick St. 9pm-2am, £5. New night of Electro with guest Caroline Banx, supported by Tommie Quick, Greg Zizique, Ashley T & Mark B. 20th SHANGHAI DISCO The Old Grammar School, 19 St Mary’s St. 9pm - 2am. £free. Robin Parris playing Hip Hop, Funk, Party Breaks & Beats. 27th JELLY JAZZ The Old Grammar School, 19 St Mary’s St. 9pm - 2am. £4. DJs Pete Isaac & Blacc Jazz spinning funk and jazz.
WORLDBEAT. Timepiece. Little Castle St, 8pm-12.30am, £2/free B4 9pm. The wind-down session with some serious grinding! Expect the best in Afro, reggae, ragga, Spanish, salsa, Arabic & R’n’B flavas. Well worth checking out.
BELUSHI’S LAZY SUNDAY. Belushi’s, Fore St. 9pm onwards, £free. Enjoy uninterrupted ocean views on the sun terrace with a sizzling bbq and chilled live acoustic music. RELOADED. Sailors, Fore St. £tbc, 9pm-late. Round the weekend off with commercial tunes.
SUNDAYS WITH BORIS. Club 2k. Branwell Lane, 7pm - 3am Live entertainment with DJ Boris.
CHURCH OF ZERO’S SUNDAY SESSIONS. Zero’s , 24 Lockyer St, 10pm-2am, £free. Regular gay night KINDA FUNKY. Bohemia. 41 with resident DJ Stev-E playing chart, R&B, Torwood St. 10pm-4am, £tbc.Funk, bouncey house & trance. R’n’B & soul with resident DJs Paul LOVE R’N’B. Revolution, Derrys Bowden, Ben McGowan, Iain McKenzie Cross. 10pm-2am. £free. R’n’B and guests. all night. SATURDAYS Play. 26 Victoria, SUNDAY LOVE VIEW 2. Vauxhall Harbourside. 10pm-2am, £tbc. St. £tbc, 9pm-late. Music for lovers, Commercial dance. whatever they may be! THE BIGGEST PARTY IN TOWN. THE SUNDAY CLUB. Ride Club. The Valbonne. 10pm-3am, £5/£4 9pm-4am. DJ Super Duper Dan serves B4 11.30pm/£2.50 B4 10.30pm. up party mashups as you recoever from Commercial & uplifting house, anything goes. your come down! 20th KINDAFUNKY PRESENTS Torquay JAGUAR SKILLS. 39-41 Torwood SUNDAY NIGHTS. Play Nightclub St, Torquay, 10.30pm-3am, £7/£5 10pm-late, £4. Drinks B4 11pm. Hip hop mash-up from this deals and commercial tunes.
At At long long last, last, the the South South West West Drum Drum and and Bass Bass Awards Awards finally finally took took place place (as (as part part of of the the huge huge ‘South ‘South West West Showdown’ Showdown’ event) event) at at the the Eden Eden Project Project on on the the first first May May Bank Bank Holiday. Holiday. And And what what an an amazing amazing venue! venue! Thousands Thousands of of party party heads heads danced danced amongst amongst the the biomes biomes in in three three arenas, arenas, in in the the most most unusual unusual club club setting setting ever! ever! 247 247 Magazine Magazine were were proud proud to to support support the the event event and and big big up up to to Eden Eden Arts Arts Café Café and and the the Eden Eden Project Project for for helping helping make make itit happen! happen!
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