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Features Fatboy Slim
Superstar DJ comes to Newquay
New Zealand rockers to play Leopollooza
Meet Torquay’s hot new electronic act
Regulars Listings 06 News
17 Style Hunter
18 Retail Therapy
22 Street Art 23 Action Sports 24 Music Reviews 27 Food 34 Racket from the pit 46 Snapped
Contents Imagery: Lindy Lewis
The glorious turtle illustration you see here is the work of Lindy Lewis, who’s in her final year of a BA(Hons) degree in Illustration and Print at Plymouth College of Art. Lindy lives in the fishing village of Polperro, Cornwall and aspires to become a freelance illustrator, illustrating a range of genres including children’s books, greeting cards, editorials and surface pattern. “I get a lot of my inspiration from sitting in my garden studying the plants and animals that live there and walking the coastal path on a sunny day - that gets my creative juices flowing,” says Lindy who also finds 60’s and 70’s illustrations, pattern and furniture design inspiring, along with Scandinavian design. Check out more of Lindy’s work at www.loopylouillustration.co.uk or send her an email at lindy. firstname.lastname@example.org.
When I’m not editing 247 this month, I intend to spend as much time as possible on the glorious beaches of Devon and Cornwall. I’m sure you agree that we’re really truly lucky to live in such a beautiful region and not have to make an epic journey every time we want to feel the sand between our toes. With this mind, the July issue of 247 is a beach special – we bring you beach fashion (page 15), swimwear for Retail Therapy (page 14), we shoot the fashionable folk on Falmouth’s Gyllyngvase beach for Style Hunter (page 18) and interview local boardbording legend, Rob Barber, for our new action sports section (page 21). Our food page gets a beach make-over with a fishy theme (page 19). Our cover star, Fatboy Slim, is headed for Newquay’s beaches soon, when he plays Relentless Boardmasters next month, read our funny interview on page 8. Phew! I think I need a lie down (on the beach preferably...). Please do drop me a line if you have any ideas for the mag, or want to contribute. Until next month! Rach Rachael D’Cruze, Editor. www.247magazine.co.uk
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White Elephant Clothing Kickass local brand, White Elephant Clothing are hosting a launch party at White Rabbit Plymouth on July 15 to celebrate the launch of their online store (that goes live that day). There’ll be a stall selling t-shirts and local and touring bands playing, including Crocus, Antares, Dead Poets and Rasputin. Doors open at 8pm. See www.facebook.com/ WhiteElephantClothing The Simmertones Devon based Ska/Reggae band, The Simmertones have a big CD launch party booked at the Rainbow Hotel, Torquay on July 21 with special guests including Steve Cradock & Eddie Piller. Find out more, listen and buy tickets at www. thesimmertones.co.uk.
News Win a Cushe Weekend at the Coast:
Laid-back footwear brand Cushe are offering you the chance to enjoy a weekend of chilled-out luxury and surf style escapism for two at the beautiful Cornish coast. Head to www.schuh.co.uk/ competitions.aspx?CompID=115 and answer a simple Cushe related question and you could be on your way to enjoying first class hospitality at Cornwall’s Iconic Headland Hotel, Newquay! The prize includes 2 nights accommodation in the
Devon Rox Festival Funeral for a Friend headline the forthcoming Devon Rox festival on 6-7 August at Powderham Castle, Exeter. Over 50 bands will play over the two days on three stages. Other bands confirmed include Heavens Basement, Girlschool, Idiom, Jett Black, Quire Boys, Saint Jude and My Passion amongst others. www.devonrox.com
Rock Up and Sea
SWAT PARTY After a rammed NYE party, the SWAT crew are back in full effect on Sat 9 July at Bochym, nr the Lizard, Cornwall with a full on outdoor all-nighter. Guests include Rowland the Bastard, 2dark2cornish, Shoey and many more. You can camp on site too, tickets only £15 from 07927 687124. Check South West Audiotek on Facebook for more info.
FESTIVAL RESOURCES WEBSITE A new website designed for businesses working in the festival industry has recently been launched. Alec Short, from Cornwall who has had firsthand experience in running festivals, created the website festivalnet.co.uk to provide a simple and free way for organisers to source companies working or wanting to do business in the festivals and outdoor concert sector. Check it out at www.festivalnet.co.uk
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Headland Hotel including breakfast overlooking Fistral Beach, a sunset evening meal for two in the hotel’s restaurant overlooking the sea, two Days Surf Safari - exclusive use of surf coach and guide cruising round Cornwall’s best surfing beaches. Includes coaching, equipment, photographs and video of sessions and beach BBQ lunch on safari days. There’s more: an hours yoga session at the beach or cliff-top, an hours holistic full body massage for two and a Cushe footwear weekend gift pack - 3 pairs of shoes each and up to £100 in travelling expenses. What are you waiting for?
Want to learn to surf, paddle board or sea kayak for free? Then you’ll love Fat Face’s ‘ Rock Up and Sea’ events which are on through the region this month and next. They are even throwing in after-parties for all our guests to include fresh grilled food, drinks and live music! For your chance to get involved, visit www.fatface.com/liveinit as soon as you can and register. Each event has a limited capacity and each registered place has two tickets. Fat Face let you know within a few weeks if you’ve got your VIP ticket. Events: July 5: Fistral Beach, Newquay, Cornwall - Learn to surf, beach games & after-party July 9: North Sands Beach, Salcombe, Devon - Learn to kayak, beach games & after-party July 16: Summerleaze Beach, Bude, Cornwall - Learn to surf, beach games & after-party July 30: Fowey, Polkerris Beach, Cornwall - Learn to stand-up paddle board, kayak & after-party August 13: Boscombe Beach, Bournemouth, Dorset - Learn to surf, beach games & after-party
The AWA party crew are back with Love4Life, a fully licensed weekender, to be held on August 19-21,with marquees to party in and camping on site, at a rural farm site surrounded by woods, in the St. Ives area of Cornwall – exact location with be revealed to ticket holders nearer the time. For the main event on Saturday, free party pioneers DiY Soundsystem will be bringing the original Black Box rig and a full crew, including Digs and Woosh, Jack tbc and Simon DK, with support from Jonno and Tommo (ornate music) and Debs n Rob (babble). Weekend tickets cost £30, Saturday tickets are £20. To buy your ticket email email@example.com. Look the event up on Facebook for more info.
Tinchy Stryder at Falmouth Week
Falmouth Week is back from 6th-14th August with yet another stellar line-up. Tinchy Stryder headlines on Wednesday 10th August, with other acts such as Giles Robson and the Dirty Aces (the next big thing in Rhythm and Blues), The Wurzels, Baby D – headlining the 80’sv’s 90’s show and the Backbeat Sound System. All the events take place in Event Square in Falmouth. For more info and tickets, see www.falmouthweek.co.uk
Lemonfest takes South Devon by storm
The biggest music festival in South Devon, Lemonfest takes place on 6 August at Newton Abbot racecourse, with none other than Toploader headlining! Other bands playing include The Computers, Ruarri Joseph, Treetop Flyers and Biblelots on the main stage. The Locally Grown Stage showcases local southwest bands, including With Love From Humans, Rat Attack, Adam Isaac and The Iconyx. Rounding things off, the Dance tent gets things going at a faster pace with Alexander George, Matt Vinyl, Rowlanz (live), Pedro & Hatez and loads more. Full info and tickets at www.lemonfest.co.uk with day tickets only £15, it’s a killer deal and well worth checking out.
News Relentless Boardmasters Festival
Relentless Boardmasters Festival has announced 30 new acts to the already bulging line up! Now boasting nine stages and loads of local artists playing alongside international superstars, we’re really looking forward to the action sports and music fest, August 10-14 at Fistral Beach & Watergate Bay, Newquay. Headliners Fatboy Slim, The Klaxons, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Qemists, Skindred and Stanton Warriors will ensure a full on party, supported by over 100 other acts – there is something to appeal to everyone. Day tickets cost £36, Weekend camping tickets cost £85, weekend tickets without camping cost £65 + booking fee, VIP weekend tickets with camping cost £164. See www.relentlessboardmasters.com We have a pair of weekend tickets, inc camping to giveaway, as well as a pair of Vans shoes and T-Shirt. To enter, just go to www.247magazine.co.uk and click on the COMPETITIONS page.
dBs Music moves in with Cornwall College
Specialist Music Production and Technology course provider dBs Music (formerly Deep Blue Sound) is branching out to offer courses in West Cornwall from September. They will spend £250,000 refurbishing one of Cornwall College’s current buildings to turn it into a custom-built sound engineering and music production studio, which will include industry standard recording studios, live performance rooms, Mac suites, studio pods and a listening lab and lecture theatre. It will be only the sixth Avid Pro School Centre in the UK offering Pro Tools certification. Along with the best industry-standard equipment, the tutors at dBs are themselves industry professionals and between them have worked with the likes of Freestylers, Nicky Blackmarket,
Radiohead, Madonna and All Saints.The new venture will initially offer BTEC Extended Diplomas in Creative Sound Engineering & Music, DJ & Electronic Music Production, and Music Performance, which will be accredited by Cornwall College. As well as facilities for students, dBs Music also offers recording space for musicians, bands and voice over artists and has seen the likes of Joss Stone, Chris Rea and Little Britain pairing David Walliams and Matt Lucas through its doors in Plymouth. A series of events are being planned throughout the summer months to give prospective students a taste of the courses on offer. More info at www.dbsmusic.co.uk/cornwall dBs Music are giving away 50 free places on one of their 1 day intro courses (in music production, dj production or live sound), exclusively to readers, see the advert on the back cover for more information on how you can get free music industry training.
We follow them, so you don’t have too. However you can follow us at www.twitter.com/247magazine surfhog Stoked that I’ve got a sea otter living 20ft from my front door. I’ll try and get some video posted Follow him, get to see that video!
Boardmasters81 Here’s @Krafty_Kuts latest Fresh Kuts mix http://bit.ly/iLvMjZ He’ll be headlining Tuaca Point on Friday at Boardmasters. Who’ll be there?! We will! See you there
sascampaigns www.sas.org.uk Please become a new SAS member on International Surfing Day! Help protect your favourite beaches,...http://fb.me/xeWcsd8A Do it, feel good.
organiccornwall Legal bid to rescue Westcountry’s solar gold rush http://bit.ly/kevvM2 The interesting ‘solar farms’ issue
FatboySlimNews Here’s my latest free mix download for you... ‘Big Beach Japan Warm Up Mix’ Enjoy! - http://t. opsp.in/twV7 A great freebie from this month’s cover star
DevonWildlife Get your name in lights! - Natural England have a name a species competition bit.ly/mSluKS #Wildlife #Conservation 247 has a good ring to it?
Web Watch - This Month We’re Loving
www.emilypetherickglass.co.uk Looking for a present? We love Devon girl Emily Petherick’s unique glass creations. A true art form.
www.goodbeachguide.co.uk Pinpoint the region’s cleanest beaches and find hidden gems to visit!
www.slut.co.uk The partying, surfing, hedonism and havoc wreaking inspired, premium menswear brand from Cornwall have 25% off white tees (but they’re not racist).
www.maycontainnuts.com A social networking site for extreme sports types – great for checking out new spots and tricks.
VINTAGE FAIR If your into your Vintage and homemade clothes, then get yourself down to the Thistle Hotel, Exeter on Sat 16 July between 11am and 4pm. Local stallholders galore and the organisers will be raising money for the Exeter leukaemia fund throughout the day too. BILLABONG PHOTO EXPO Californian international photographer, Tyler Cuddy is showing some of his work and doing a signing in the Plymouth Billabong store on July 21st between 12pm-3pm . He has recently been working with Billabong to create a range of new and exciting ladies wear. COACH TRAVEL Cornwall based festival and event coach company, Eventz Travel have a new website at www.eventztravel.co.uk where you can book travel and event tickets to events such as Global Gathering, Westfest and many more. ALSTOCK Now in it’s fourth year, Bodmin’s annual Al Hodge Memorial Festival takes place on Sat 30th July at Priory Park, Bodmin. Bands playing include The Wurzels, Rude Tiger, The Ibbly Wibbly Band, Babysnakes and many more, with all proceeds going to local charities. Al Hodge was known for his band, The Mechanics and the festival is organised by his son, Luke and friends as a celebration of Al’s life and music. www.alstock.org.uk NEW CONCERT VENUE FOR NEWTON ABBOT The Yellow Rooms is an all and much needed 700 capacity music venue at the former Plymouth University Seale Hayne campus, on the outskirts of Newton Abbot. Now run by the Dame Hannah Rogers Trust, the venue had it’s official opening on 17 June with Cosmo Jarvis playing to a sell out crowd. www.hannahssealehayne. com OPEN AIR CINEMA Plymouth Arts Centre have teamed up with Plymouth City Council to present two days of outdoor screenings at the Lido Pool, on Plymouth Hooe. Jill Craige’s film, The Way We Live (1946) will be projected on the side of the Lido building on the 15th & 16th July from 8.30pm and the Lido is going to be open for a late night swim too. magazine | 9
Get ready Newquay, Norman Cook is coming to town to rock Relentless Boardmasters festival. Aldo Vanucci, our second favourite DJ after Fatboy Slim himself, catches up with his old mate. They made a tune together a few years ago y’know... You’ve just got back from a gig at the Great Wall of China, are you now planning the rest of the seven wonders? How was it? That’s not a bad idea actually. Such a triumph, it was the first electronic gig they’ve had there and just the thrill of it, you know having the army not close it down, it was like a proper old school rave, two hours outside of Beijing, everything thrown together, like all these things just the fact it happened is amazing. You’ve been called a musical magpie for finding great samples, are there any tracks you love that you wished you’d found first? Yes. You’re gonna ask me to name one now aren’t you? (Thinks for a while...) I did a tune with Lindy (Layton) and we sampled Billy Cobham, the same week it came out Massive Attack had sampled the same thing, so either I wish ours had come out first or late enough so I could re-do our track. I remember seeing you at the jazz rooms in Brighton, which is tiny, for Shake Your Wig, do you miss the smaller gigs and the freedom they give you now you do all the stadium ones? I do yes, the stadiums are great but you do need to play the big tunes, but I do lots of after-shows in small clubs, like we did Zouk in Singapore, where I get to flex my musical muscles more. We got Garry (Norm’s manager) drunk last night and he signed off on you doing Big Brother the DJ edition, what will be your luxury item? I did actually do Big Brother in Brasil, they set up a DJ box in their and I went in and did a set! I got told afterwards that I had broken pretty much every rule of Big Brother. I took in swimming trunks as they had a jacuzzi and a splashpool! Over the years you’ve covered plenty of different musical genres in your productions and remixes, if there was a law saying you could only do one, what would it be? Dirty acid house The three biggest influences on my life are you, Otis Redding and Peter Sellers, who are yours? The Clash, Grandmaster Flash and John Peel. You’ve collaborated with a huge volume of artists over the years, is there anyone you would still like to work with? www.247magazine.co.uk
Al Green. My people have contacted his but I think his manager told him what a sinner I am. Could you not find god for a while so you could work with him? I think everyone knows I’m pretty much beyond redemption. You’ve had some top class videos, what’s your personal favourite? Ya Mama. I think because I’ve not seen it as much, you know Praise you and Weapon of Choice are great but Ya Mama still makes me laugh every time I see it. You’ve said that when you started DJing you were classed on a level as the glass collectors, how hard were your first few years DJing? It wasn’t hard, it was just a hobby not a career, I was DJing five nights a week and working in a record shop to pay my rent: it was something you did if you were a vinyl junkie. I’m Plymouths 14th best DJ but Brighton has more competition, who would you be worried about going up against? I’m not sure if Dave Clarke counts as I think he lives in Holland now but for pure DJ skills it would be Carl Cox and Dave Clarke. I’m actually playing against Carl at Glastonbury. When Rockafeller Skank was a hit you said: “at least it stops the kids singing Happy Hour outside my window”, if you could choose how to be remembered what would it be? In my head it’s something like a big football team coming out to Right Here Right Now, I don’t know what it is about that song, some kind of sense of occasion but it will probably be my son has this toy hamster. It dances and sings Rockafeller Skank... My so-called career can be summed up in three words “determination over ability”, what three words some up yours? (Norman laughs) Probably about the same, maybe showmanship over ability. What about showboating over ability? (Norman laughs even more) Yeah go on put that. You’re playing the Boardmasters Festival in Newquay soon (August 10-14), are you looking forward to it? I am, I haven’t been to that part of the country for a while but when I do everyone is always so appreciative, always a hot reception, it’s like the China gig, when it all comes together, the weather, the people it’s just amazing. magazine | 11
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The Datsuns New Zealand rockers talk to Rachael D’Cruze about their fifth album, safety through worldwide dispersion and popping their Cornish cherry later this month at Leopallooza Have you finished your fifth album yet: what can we expect and how does it differ from Headstunts? All the music has been recorded for the fifth album, we are just finishing the vocals. It is hard to say how it differs from Headstunts, as it is only when you have finished an album can you look back and say how it differs from you previous work, but I would say the new album is slightly rougher around the edges than Headstunts. I think it is going to be a great album! Any new influences or sounds we can look forward to? I think the album is a natural evolution from Headstunts. We are more interested in evolving naturally the way bands used to be allowed to do before the internet. No new sounds in the sense that we have still not incorporated samplers and drum machines, nor are there any contemporary urban R&B influences... You recorded at Gutterview Recorders in Stockholm, right? It was great! It snowed a lot as it was the depths of winter, but that allowed us to just focus on the music. We had a limited amount of time and a lot to do so it was pretty intense. We heard you guys all live in different countries – is that right? Sounds like it would make life difficult? Yes, we are scattered all over the globe. It does make being in band difficult but I think trying to exist as a band in this day
and age is tricky anyway. We all live in different countries so that nobody can kidnap us all at the same time. It is all about safety... It sounds safe yet complicated – how did you all meet? Phil and Dolf met at school. I met them around the same time they started the band and Ben and I (Christian Livingstone) had been friends for years. You’re back on the road again and headed for the mighty South West of England to play Leopallooza! Are you looking forward to it? We are indeed playing live again soon and we are looking forward to playing in Cornwall. We have never been to Leopallooza, or Cornwall, before so it will be all new to us! Cripes! You’re in for a treat. How do you prepare for a live show? A few warm up exercises. Seriously, playing a show is lie doing an aerobatics work out and you don’t want to pull a muscle! What kind of a set have you guys got lined up: are you going to rock a bit of your older stuff, or concentrate on the new album? It will be a mix of our entire catalogue. We haven’t had the set-list argument yet so I can’t accurately say what songs will make the cut.
The Datsuns will play in Bude, Cornwall on July 30 at the Leopallooza festival, see www.leopallooza.com for full line-up and details. The Datsuns long awaited and yet-to-be-named fifth album should be out September/ October time this year, keep your eyes on www.thedatsuns.com www.247magazine.co.uk
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FALMOUTH WEEK 2011
Falmouth Week 2011 is set to impress once more with yet another stellar lineup. Tinchy Stryder headlines on Wednesday 10th August, amongst a week of quality music for all ages and tastes…
The fun starts on Saturday 6th August at Events Square at the Official Falmouth Week Opening Party, with live music from Giles Robson and the Dirty Aces, who have been championed by BBC Radio 2 as the next big thing in Rhythm and Blues. This year the bar and marquee area have been extended as well as a late license so you can party the night away in style.
August, with live music from the Montego Bay Majestics, and prizes for the best dressed! This year Falmouth-based Reggae-funk troop Backbeat SoundSystem will be closing the show on Sunday 14th August, bringing you their popular sundrenched-groove.
Many nights are open to all ages so the whole family can come and enjoy Falmouth Week 2011, with the Throughout the week you can enjoy every genre best musical line-up teamed with world class regatta of music: The Wurzels make a welcome return for racing, a stunning seaside location, and the Red 2011 where they will be hosting their Hog Roast and Arrows, this is an experience not to be missed! Cider Night on Sunday 7th August, Baby D “Let Me TICKETS NOW ON SALE be Your Fantasy,” “I Need Your Lovin’” and K-Klass Ticket and Info Hotline: 01209 716 138 / 07748 “Let Me Show You,” “Rhythm Is A Mystery” will be 942 765. Ticket outlets: Tyacks Hotel, Camborne, headlining the 80s V 90s Extravaganza on Friday TR14 8LD / Box Office, Events Square, Falmouth, 12th August, which, thanks to the party-goers, has TR11 3QY. now become the premier Retro fancy dress party night in the South West! Latest ticket and line up info: Facebook: “Falmouth Week 2011” / www.falmoutheventssquare.co.uk And don’t forget those grass skirts and flower garlands for the Caribbean Night on Saturday 13th
Sat 6th Aug
Thurs 11th Aug
Official Falmouth Week Opening Party! £5 With Giles Robson and the Dirty Aces
Ska Night Special! £6 With Rudi’s Message, plus support, plus Ska DJ
Sun 7th Aug
Fri 12th Aug
The Wurzels Hog Roast and Cider Night! £15 Live music and entertainment from The Wurzels plus support
MON 8th Aug
Falmouth’s got soul with The Soul Survivors £6
Tue 9th Aug
Competitors’ Night Free Entry for Crew and Club members, with live music and entertainment
WED 10TH AUG
SOUTHWEST EXCLUSIVE!! Early Bird £18
TINCHY STRYDER PLUS SUPPORT, OPEN TO ALL AGES! Turn to the News pages for your chance to win Tinchy Stryder tickets!
80s V 90s EXTRAVAGANZA £14 The South West’s Premier Retro Disco With Baby D (Let Me Be Your Fantasy, I Need Your Lovin’) and K-Klass (Let Me Show You, Rhythm is a Mystery) Over 18s only
TINCHY STRYDER 10TH AUGUST
BACKBEAT SoundSystem 14TH AUGUST
Sat 13th Aug
Caribbean Night £12 Caribbean music, cocktails, fancy dress comp and party fun. With the Montego Bay Majestics
Sun 14th Aug
Official Falmouth Week Closing Party With Reggae funk from Backbeat SoundSystem plus support
Giles Robson 6TH AUGUST
Oxbow Lakes 247’s Sophie Stamp catches up with a Oxbow Lakes: a hot new organic electronic act from Torquay Boasting a distinctive and unique sound, Oxbow Lakes took inspiration from the otherwise known crescent-shaped lake as it fit the ‘swampy and relaxed’ feel of their music perfectly. Since forming in winter of 2009, the laidback lads from Torquay have become something of a huge success. Having earned themselves more than just a popular status, they’ve a handful of opportunities. With a load of gigs lined up and a slot at this year’s LemonFest, Oxbow Lakes have a hell of a lot to look forward to.
really grabs hold of you and hangs on until the end of one track and the beginning of another, putting you in a state of ecstasy as the beats open up and continue to flow. Already familiar with the dynamics of a band, having previously played in ones prior to the birth of Oxbow Lakes, the lads have taken to this style of music like a fish to water. They have taken time to perfect their music and their new-found style has been welcomed with open arms by audiences from all over the country.
Comprising of four music-loving lads, Hugh Reed, Tom Morgan, Dan Harvey and Tom Victorio-Jones all share a common musical interest and collaborate to create their epic, profound sound who express the importance of the quality of the music and instruments. This is one band that has perfected every beat of their drum, every chord in their guitar to such a high-quality that throughout their six and seven minute pieces, it’s impossible to find fault. Writing their own music and with a refined sound of organic electronics, each track builds up with an intensifying, euphoric climax and delivers to audiences every time. Creating a soothing ambience with their well-tuned instruments, their melodic music creates something that little bit different and allows you to float away for six minutes of bliss, returning back to earth in a much calmer state of mind.
With melodic tracks such as The Gymnast, Monaco and OSL, the bands inspirations come from just a handful of artists. With several gigs already under their belt, these talented Torquay lads are eager to get back on stage whenever the opportunity arises. Psyched to be performing on the Big Top dance tent at this year’s LemonFest, the four friendly lads are more likely be found enjoying themselves amongst the roaring crowd than secluding themselves backstage. Their perception of a gig is just a night out with an added bonus of performing.
Following tradition but with a modern organic-electronic twist, the judicious and well though-out chords work in their favour as they create something of a masterpiece that no artists has ever dared try before. The intensity of their music
With an EP coming out this summer, the lads have taken June out to concentrate on writing music. With future ambitions of recording an album, their dynamic, mellow and intense sounds are sure to be as much of a hit as they already are. These four fun-loving lads have mastered this unique sound and want to further themselves onto performing at even bigger venues, with ambitions to tour.
See the lads at The 27 Club, Torquay on July 23, Lemonfest 2011, Newton Abbot on August 6 and The Barrel House, Totnes on August 19. Check them out at www.myspace.com/oxbowlakesmusic www.247magazine.co.uk
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Rosanna, 19 Jacket – New Look / Cardigan and T-shirt – borrowed from a friend / Jeans – Miss Selfridge / Shoes – Mum’s Head Scarf – Oxfam
Tanya, 21 Jacket – Dorothy Perkins / Top – New Look Bag – Topshop / Shoes – Deischmann
Jess, 23 Jacket and Dress – Warehouse / Necklace – Topshop
Ella, 18 Sunglasses – TKMaxx / Jacket – Royal Cornwall Show Top and Shorts – New Look / Flip Flops – Havaianas
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Hamish, 19 Top – Gap / Shorts – M&S / Shoes – Charity Shop
Georgy, 19 Sunglasses – Perranporth / Cardigan and Flip Flops – New Look / Top – Topshop / Jeans – Primark / Bag – Accessorize
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Naomi, 19 Cardigan – Primark / Top & Leggings – Topshop Shoes – New Look / Bag – Cath Kidston
Elena, 21XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Cardigan –XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Borrowed / Dress – Salvation Army XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Shoes – Converse All Stars / Bag – Mexico
Emma, 19 Cardigan – Topshop / Dress – H&M / Shoes – Asda Sunglasses – Tenerife / Bag – Primark
Gorgeous guys and gals spotted at Falmouth’s Gylly beach this month
Photos: Hannah Giles
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Retail Therapy Stylish swimwear for those who dare to bare… 6.
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Hundreds of street artists from across the UK and beyond headed to Bristol last month for the annual Upfest party. Here are some of our top picks... More info at www.upfest.co.uk
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Flying the flag for Bodyboarding Meet Newquay local Rob Barber: one of the country’s top bodyboarders, who juggles teaching the sport, editing a magazine about it, being a sponsor and owning a shop and still finds time to get his flippers wet at Tolcarne Wedge. For most people, surfing and working are a bit like juggling while climbing a ladder – it’s hard to do both, and doing one will certainly affect your ability to do the other. Unless you’re smart that is and, like Rob Barber, combine the two in perfect harmony. Rob, 34, was and is one of the top bodyboarders in the country, having started competing when he was 15 and won over 35 titles in a long career, the best a placing as the highest ranked European in the world professional ratings after the 1995 Pipeline in Hawaii. Rob opened his first surf school, ‘Rob Barber’s Bodyboarding School’, at just 18-years-old, now he’s so much more: part bodyboarding teacher, part magazine editor, part sponsor, part shop owner, and all-round evangelist for the sport he loves so much. And yet even he still finds the time to get his flippers wet, surfing his favourite break at Tolcarne Wedge. “I still surf every day,” says Rob. “Every day there are waves anyway. It’s so hard juggling work and surfing. But the day I don’t go surfing because I stay at work, that’s the day I’m doing something wrong.” Quite. Apart from editing the super-cool bodyboard mag, ThreeSixty, he set up the Rip Curl English Surfing Federation Surf School, now the biggest in Newquay, aged 20, launched a bodyboard coaching trip business aged 22 and has since opened Coastline Coasteering, the Bodyboard-Depot store and, this year, the brand new Newquay Activity Centre. Boadyboarding has clearly given him a lot over the years, but he’s certainly paying it back – fighting the good fight in the face of an army of stand-up merchants. “Bodyboarding is definitely the poor relation,” he says. “At its most basic level you do see more holidaymakers on bodyboards, but at the high end it’s got its own scene. “Being such a young industry means there haven’t been the backers like you get in surfing. It’s only really in the last five years that you have seen bodyboarder-owned brands, so they put money back into the sport.” www.247magazine.co.uk
So why not just surf, what is it with the shark biscuit already? “It’s a question I’ve been asked 1,000 times,” says Rob. Make that 1,001. “I just enjoy being on my bodyboard. Always have, always will. Sure, it’s always been surfing’s poor cousin, but in the last 10 years we’ve been treading lots of new paths. Now you’re getting guys heading to reef-break waves in Western Australia, Chile and off the coast of Ireland. “Seven or eight years ago it was the fastest-growing watersport in the world. At ThreeSixty we have a real avid readership and it’s growing. We’re riding slab waves in literally inches of water. At this end, it’s quite an extreme sport.” And at the other, it is so accessible, even people from the north can do it. “I think the reason bodyboarding is so popular is that you can just go out and buy a cheap board from one of the seaside shops and start having fun with it pretty much straight away, you get to see the benefits really quick and start catching waves in seconds. It would take you much longer to get to that stage on a stand-up board,” explains Rob. “The next step is to start catching unbroken waves, which quickly develops into something much more different. When you start paddling out and getting in the tubes, surfing some of those reef breaks. You get much quicker gains initially, but at the top end, to master, it’s just as hard as surfing.” And yet, still the sniffy remarks come from those who prefer standing up to laying down. So what gives? “I don’t take offence at people saying derogatory things about bodyboarding. I do surf as well, but bodyboarding is a sport in its own sense. It’s like saying ‘why don’t you play football?’ if you play rugby. At the end of the day, surfing is all about having fun. For more info on Rob’s surf school and shop see www.newquayactivitycentre.co.uk or call 01637 879571
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Music Arash Torabi
The Chapin Sisters
(Lake Bottom Records)
‘For Emma...’ was a triumph of desolation and despair. That’s why all us melancholy-driven romantics adored it so much. So, with existential heartbreak behind him and indie success all around him, does Bon Iver – friend of the falsetto, Justin Vernon – still have the tools to evoke the, erm, cry-pools? Of course he does. You move on but you don’t forget. ‘Perth’ rumbles forth like a statement of resilience but by the time ‘Minnesota WI’ lays its arpeggio guitars and chunky keys down, you’re already tearfully planning your exile to the mountains. Armed with a coterie of great musicians and a clearer emotional understanding, ‘Bon Iver...’ lifts its head high as well as licks its wounds.
In a similar way to First Aid Kit (my favourite album last year), sisters Abigail and Lily are geniuses in the art of disguising their youth. On their second album, they present nine songs that glow with country-folk splendour: subdued and melancholic, with bags of heart and soul. With harmonies and melodic warmth, their mainly acoustic sound is backed with percussion, vibraphone and keyboards. Having a Grammy Award-winning father (Tom Chapin) may well have helped them build on a solid foundation, but the rich sound The Chapin Sisters create is definitely their own. The album includes three songs from their Oh Hear the Wind Blow EP, released earlier this year.
Larceny & Old Lace
Riot Grrrl, like punk rock, never dies. It just finds new avenues and ways of doing things a bit differently. Edgily named Atlanta, Georgia quartet, The Coathangers, pick up the mantle left behind by the first wave of no wave and run indignantly through the streets, lobbing curveballs that land somewhere between The Slits and Throwing Muses – there are certainly worse places to find yourself. New single, ‘Hurricane’, is a malevolent Killing Joke-esque strop while the more delicate likes of ‘Go Away’ betray a reflective femininity to temper the radical feminism. ‘Call to Nothing’ swims deeper into the post-punk depths, finding common ground with the eeriness of Swiss fem-punks, Liliput. A worthwhile anti-pop artefact.
Don’t Need Much
If Ramones were three Japanese girls, they would have been called Shonen Knife. This is a band that operates in the exact opposite direction of the likes of Chapin Sisters or First Aid Kit. You’d be forgiven in assuming that singer/guitarist, Naoko was barely out of her teens, but she’s actually been fronting Shonen Knife for 30 years! And yet, despite this, her brand of sugary punk-pop never sounded fresher than it does here. All manner of issues are tackled: Economic Crisis, Rock & Roll Cake, Monster Jellyfish and P.Y.O, which is about a pick-your-own farm in Sussex. Upbeat, quirky and fun: that’s what this band does best.
Classic Soundtracks (Xemu Records)
Former members of Brian Jonestown Massacre, Spindrift create what they themselves call You may know this London-based trio as Cynics “Spaghetti Western psychedelia”. But if but the American band of the same name had you’re not a BJM fan, don’t be put off: this is a strop. So now they’re prefixed with ‘Great’. far superior. Soundtracks could serve as a Touché! Debut album, ‘Don’t Need Much’, is a companion to MGMT’s Congratulations, which very fine set of rootsy rock songs that will nestle saluted psychedelic pop- only this is the dark itself unassumingly into your beloved collection side. Plenty of instrumental tracks, many of of DIY platters with the added distinction of which capture the eeriness of a David Lynch sounding like none of them. If ‘Nightcaps’ and film, and the album title is very appropriate. The ‘Dave & Angela’ were divining sticks they may demonic Theme From Amboy takes spookiness lead you to Alkaline Trio and Billy Bragg, via into slightly comical realms- possibly on the Cornershop, but it’s flattery not mimicry. purpose. An assortment of ingredients: haunting Songwriter Giles Bidder’s sense of individuality vocals, slide guitar, sitar, spine-tingling surf and Englishness do more than enough to create guitar and bucketfuls of psychedelic goodness. a wonderfully homespun dialectic with lyrics that It’s hard to avoid clichés like “mind-expanding succeed through their simplicity. journey”- but there it is. (Household Name)
Passage Through Purgatory
Grey Reverend Of the Days
(Motion Audio) (Relapse) Having previously sung with Cinematic For those who don’t know (ie. most of you) Orchestra on tour, Grey Reverend now has Black Tusk’s music dwells in the hidden part his debut album released on the band’s label. of Southern sludgeville, down in the greaseMaking an album that consists entirely of engulfed gutter amongst the used needles just one guitar and one vocal (apart from a and plague-inducing protozoans. If punk fell solitary harmonica on one song), is a brave straight out of Sabbath’s ass-hole, way before mission. Sure enough, with the Rev’s simplistic the art-school set put their spin on it, this is how interpretations, the songs are strong enough it would have sounded. Praise be. Here we find to shine in their own right. And the production their debut album reissued with a couple extra allows his single acoustic guitar to fill out every slabs of noise, expanded artwork by Baroness’ track, so the absence of an overdub isn’t John Baizley and a new lease of remastered life, so obvious. But as an album, a few different which transforms the already towering likes of shades wouldn’t have gone amiss. You can’t ‘End Of Days’ into something resembling war. help but wonder how much better some of the If you relish the idea of chomping on redneck, songs would have sounded with some subtle sonic fireballs for thirty minutes, look no further. strings or an extra guitar.
Down to Earth
(Ramp Recordings) A long time ago, a producer known as Norman Cook made a rhythm track based around the crackle from a dirty vinyl record. Genius. A lot of money and time is spent in music making things sound crisp & clean when sometimes in the words of the aforementioned Norman “It’s the grit that makes the groove”. This is the overwhelming feeling I get from this album, it’s an album of instrumental hip hop that isn’t concerned with perfect sound but with sonic feeling & is so much better for it. Alot of the album tracks are basic loop ideas but done so well, “Hey Baby” is a very addictive example, a few simple soul loops with just the right sprinkle of production. If you mixed Dilla with Scratch Perry & Deadly Avenger, you might get close to this.
The Bandana Splits Mr Sam Presents
(Tummy Touch Records) Jesus, I love this album. Not too much info on this but a new project involving the mountain of talent known as Dawn Landes. If you are not aware of her, imagine Feist/Regina Spektor/ Nerina Pallot but 325 times better. This is a retro sounding album that harks back to the kind of studio 2 sound but with brilliant melodies, a happy sunny album that sounds great in summer but has so much appeal that even on a dark rainy night in Plymouth makes me feel like I’m on the beach with a bbq playing frisbee with my nearest and dearest. Imagine the Ronettes playing back up to Elvis in one of his cheesier films but the kind of lost tracks Tarantino would find and attach to a knowingly cool moment from a rehashed foreign film
Sole and the Skyrider Band Hello Cruel World
(Equinox Records) Over my shoulder I hear Time to wake up son. That jiggy kiddy shit you love was good for a while but now you want something with more substance and meaning maybe. What are you doing listening to these MC’s? When you are good, and you know you are good, you don’t rush, you know your trade, you nod your head to a solid beat, you drop that flow like you got all the time in world and you make sure they can hear every word cos what you are saying is worth hearing. Tim Holland has left Anticon. This is where he is now and it’s worth joining him.
(Dub Police Records) At last years Bestival pretty much every dubstep DJ dropped “When I Look At You” in their sets and each time the place went nuts. Question is the bar has been set high now for dubstep albums, does Emalkay stand up? Does it have a ragga influenced track, yep, a whispy female vocal crossover track, yep, bring out a name from yesteryear to collaborate, yep Baby D, double tick on that one, a track with the double timed drums, yep. So far so all in place, all that remains is whether all that said the tracks sound as good in a club as they do from someone iPod? Double yep. Whilst maybe not Radio One A listed this guy is definitely set for big things. I recommend if you like your dubstep and already have the usual suspects albums then this is one for you, if you think the big names have sold out and crossed over then maybe Emalkay is here to walk that fine line between the two. www.247magazine.co.uk
www.myspace.com/thatbandok I love Holland! Not only are they the nation that has brought some of the highest quality productions to our shores, but they definitely know how to throw the best parties as well. The pristine production value is evident on Analogue Is Dead, ran by Thilo + Evanti. While I only have one remix of this track from newcomers ‘Arctic Origin’ to hand, (provided by Australia’s ‘The Engineer’), it’s a groovy techno and hard trance fusion that is perfect from switching to one genre to the other. What I really admire is how this breaks boundaries yet stays pumping throughout, and although it isn’t the best release from the label, it still is more than worthy of a play.
Wragg + Log One vs Iain Cross
www.wraggandlogone.com By the time you read this, the Taunton based duo of Wragg + Log:One will have played at the prestigious Defqon 1 Festival in Holland (alongside yours truly!), and to be fair they have had remarkable success during the past few years. Here they have teamed up with Country Club legend (and owner of Audio:tech), Iain Cross, to deliver ‘Run For Cover’ and this has it all. Rather eerie, haunting synth work and sheer amounts of energy make this somewhat special, combined with their trademark driving kick and bass sounds, and a sinister vocal combined within. This is definitely one for the middle of your harder sets to really cause some damage when played!
www.digitallyinfected.co.uk Looe isn’t exactly the place where you would expect one of the most promising hard trance labels in the UK to reside, but this quaint little seaside town is home to the magnificent Digitally Infected imprint. (OK, to be fair it is also home to the quality ‘Virus Audio’ as well). Owned by local DJ + producer legend Busho, Opulence is release two on the imprint from Australia’s DJ Husband who manages to defy genres with his fusion of hard trance and techno. The winning mix of this package comes from Plymouth’s very own Side E-Fect who manages to turn in a harder, relentless, European styled reworking which has tore the roof off all over Europe for me when dropped!
Mike Steventon vs Tone www.k405artists.com
Mike Steventon vs Tone’s Get Up [K405] is one that certainly has raised a few eyebrows when I have dropped it! As my penultimate track at a gig in Slovenia in May and also a recent playing in Northern Ireland, this was one of the stand out tracks of the set. Cleverly sampling ‘So Get Up’ from ‘Underground Sound Of Lisbon’, this hardstyle track is home-grown, with it being released on Plymouth based K405, (ran by Kidd Kaos), and produced by fellow Plymouthian Mike Steventon. Mike was aided in this production by Tone (winner of the 2010 Hard Dance Awards best newcomer), and this track takes influence from the Dutch and Italian hard style sound and fuses the two together ingeniously with a very powerful break.
www.myspace.com/clumsyspace Ever come across an emo ska band? You have now. While the cartoon album cover, parping, offbeat tunes and frivolous name suggest a chirpiness to rival Madness or Squeeze, Clumsy are anything but. Lyrics switch between self flagellation (all balls and chains and foolish pride) and berating the self flagellating (Who cares about the trivial little things you do?). It’s all interrupted by a good old dose of preaching platitudes (You cannot borrow what you cannot afford?, It’s a foolish man who builds his life upon the thing you could do without? and so on). A little too much like an over-earnest Radiohead fan has started writing lyrics for UB40.
The St. Pierre Snake Invasion
www.thestpierresnakeinvasion.com If you’re going to do dark, brooding and intense, you might as well go the whole hog. Bristol’s The St. Pierre Snake Invasion do just that. Even their name is enough to strike fear into your very bones. Taking their moniker from an apocalyptic disaster straight out of a Samuel L. Jackson film, TSPSI’s songs are one part punk, two parts grunge: all parts great. Their self released EP, Flesh, writhes in sinister boogie-man lyrics, Jekyll and Hyde vocals and grainy, distorted guitars. But there’s humour in there too with references to the Addams family and jibes at bands whose front men wear trilbies. Creepy, fun and brilliant. I’ll just get my moshing boots out.
Land of the Giants
http://www.facebook.com/ landofthegiantsuk As you read this it is, most likely, raining. Such is the British weather. To introduce a bit of sunshine to your day (or accompany it should a meteorological miracle have occurred) you could do far worse than listen to Land of the Giants. This Devonian indie-ska act sport a rather splendid trombone among the usual line up of guitars, vocals and drums. It’s proper, summery stuff with cheeky sounding songs like the Paulo Nutini-ish Hide the Sausage. At times a reggae themed Smiths tribute (see Love Me If You Dare), LOTG aren’t scared to experiment. The sprawling, world-weary Golden more than demonstrates this. Funky, offbeat stuff; by turns very deep and incredibly shallow.
www.labelnetlabel.com/artists/ nick-rivera Who says chill out music has to be electronically generated? The makers of Ministry of Sound compilations probably. Nevertheless, here to prove them wrong is Nick Rivera whose soothing EP features parping brass, mesmerising cellos and gentle guitars. His Happy Song is a Happy Song EP is a set of relaxing yet thoroughly imaginative tunes, mostly instrumental, all entirely compelling. There’s a meandering sense of freedom to the tracks last heard coming from Alfie or Beirut. Pieces like Renee Luise, Horn Y Orgy and the record’s title track lull the listener into a pool of musical bliss. Complex yet also simple, experimental but never pretentious, this will leave you gasping for more.
www.myspace.com/ftodonotplaymetal No Humans No! notwithstanding, Plymouth hasn’t really had its fair share of DIY anarchopunk gangs eating up prejudices and spitting them back in our faces with tortured zeal. Step forward FTO, who have been doling out their righteous diatribes for some time now, underpinned by the kind of rabid music that leaves you with two choices: take sides or fuck off. I’m happy to take sides. Whether the brainscrambling ‘Sexually Transmitted Indigestion’ or the venomous ‘Irony Is The Scene’ will convert fence-sitters is a moot point but I shouldn’t think FTO are fussed. If it was populist acclaim they were after they’d sound like All Time Low. Then I really would have to fuck off.
www.gorgeousbully.bandcamp.com/ album/i-think Gorgeous Bully is one Thomas Crang: Plymouth resident and purveyor of wilfully lo-fi indie-thrum. The three songs here are brief sonic forays into his time-warped soul, and are garnished with more instrumentation than previous acoustic-orientated offerings, much to their credit. Awash with melodic ingenuity and distorted vocals, lead track ‘I Think’ is a gentle, Cure-like paean; the Eastern lilt of ‘Cast’ bobbles in the lake between Britpop and The Beatles, with a welcome drift towards the latter; while pick of the bunch, ‘Bear In Chains’, revisits the motorik, post-punk throb of Joy Division et al. A ferociously DIY, one-man operation with decent ideas in tow. Now that is a rarity. Cheers!
www.soundcloud.com/scout-killers Scout Killers give off the impression that they mean serious business which, ironically, makes them sound a bit pastiche. The Bath mood-rockers veer between punchy alt rock (‘No Reason’) and epic-lite crooning (‘Shut Your Eyes’) but, infuriatingly, their Soundcloud songs are faded out after 90 seconds or so. Do these tiny bands think we’re all queuing up to download their stuff and leak it online? Do they think their songs are so precious that there’s no way we should be able to hear them in their entirety without paying a few pennies for the privilege? Get real chaps and put the full songs up. In the meantime I’ll give them a taste of their own medicine
The Dirty Grunts
www.myspace.com/thedirtygrunts Exeter’s The Dirty Grunts initially hooked me on two points: that moniker and the title of their first song, ‘Ball Of Shit’. The gruelling sonic concoction that followed only served to pull me in further. Part Crucifucks lunacy, part Gang Of Four anti-melody, part Future Of The Left revelry, the band consciously fall between all stylistic punk stools and probably relish the opportunity to wallow in the spilt beer and urine-soaked footprints below. Other songs like ‘Fuck Facebook’ and ‘Muppet’ are delivered with an artful naivety – if such a thing exists – with the vocalist contemptuously snarling his misanthropic manifesto over every tortured riff. For fans of being really pissed off.
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Get that fishy feeling TRURO
Indaba Fish in The city
Tabernacle Street, Truro, TR1 2EJ / 01872 274700 Indaba in Truro brings vibrant seafood to the centre of the city, without the sand in your shoes. The classy décor may put money savers off grabbing a bite to eat, however, prices are very reasonable for the lavish dishes on offer. Lunchtime mains are priced from 8 to 13 pounds and evening meals are only slightly higher. The restaurant’s atmosphere is welcoming and relaxed, with comfy seating and an every seafood restaurant’s must have – lobster tanks; where you can choose which lucky character will be dining with you. The friendly and attentive staff ensure dining at Indaba is a highly enjoyable affair. I sampled the seared scallops and king prawns sautéed in butter and served on bok choi with a chilli and mango salsa. The scallops and prawns were cooked perfectly and the accompaniments gave the dish a zingy and refreshing flavour without overpowering the flavoursome fish. I also tried the Pollock and chorizo fishcake, served with a delightful chilli jam, which was tasty, yet the cake didn’t have enough smoky paprika tones that I expect from the Spanish delicacy. Open Monday to Saturday lunch is served from 12 – 2.30pm, Dinner from 5.45pm (5.45 to 6.45pm features a pre-theatre menu deal). Ben Perks
FALMOUTH Bistro de la Mer
28 Arwennack Street, Falmouth, TR11 3JB / 01326 316509 If exquisite seafood is what you’re after, look no further than Bistro de la Mer, Falmouth. The Mediterranean interior is bright and airy, providing a casual, friendly environment and downstairs is host to a surprisingly spacious dining room. The menu is distinguished and concise, enough options to excite your taste buds without making it difficult to choose. I was seduced by the Falmouth Bay Pacific Oysters, au natural, with a shallot and champagne vinaigrette, but perhaps the seared Falmouth Bay Scallops with Tandoori spices and caramelised parmesan are more your thing? Or the Cornish Gevrik goats cheese, beetroot, organic mixed leaf salad, honey and almonds? Get excited, that’s just to start. The Specials board is bursting with local and organic produce, and Dover Sole sits quite happily on the menu opposite the 42 Day Dry Aged Hereford Rib-Eye Steak. There is a delicious selection of homemade desserts, and an extensive wine list. Dishes are presented in a beautiful and thoughtful fashion without being fussy. Service is attentive. Bistro de la Mer in three words: Attention to Detail. Lunch is from 12pm, Dinner from 7pm. Hannah Giles www.247magazine.co.uk
BIGBURY The Oyster Shack
Milburn Orchard Farm, Stakes Hill, Bigbury, Devon, TQ7 4BE / 01548 810876 There aren’t many restaurants that can boast a lower food mileage than that of The Oyster Shack in Bigbury, plucking the oysters the shack so proudly names itself after from the River Avon, not more than 500 metres from the front door. A beautiful range of local fish including hand dived scallops and grilled sea bass adorn the menu, all cooked with the precision and simplicity that such fresh produce deserves. The oysters, served either au naturel (raw, with just the tiniest dribble of red wine vinegar), baked with parmesan and garlic, chorizo and coriander or lime, peppers and bacon, these little beauties are worth the trip on their own. Attention to even the tiniest details set this restaurant apart. The fries, served in a mini basket, are delicious and make the perfect partner to the excellent Shack Moules, which come in a creamy, bacon leek and cider sauce, with home baked bread. Local wines, speciality cocktails and a selection of beers finish off the menu and knowledgeable, friendly staff all serve to make the Oyster Shack a restaurant that you should definitely try out. The Oyster Shack is open 7 days a week, breakfast is 9 -10.30am, lunch 12 -3pm and dinner is 7 -9pm. Neil Dodd
DARTMOUTH Rockfish Seafood & Chips,
8 South Embankment, Dartmouth, TQ6 9BH / 01803 832800 Rockfish is either a fish n chip shop with bells on, or a stylish seafood restaurant with some of the bells removed for effect. Actually it’s both – and all the more special for it: Thee food is universally excellent and none too pricey. The emphasis is on fresh, local seafood, mostly landed just along the coast in Brixham. Starters such as sprat fillets, Bigbury Bay oysters and South Devon crab are the perfect foil for mains including monkfish fillets in breadcrumbs, local mackerel or the king of the chippy, cod in batter, ethically sourced from the Barents Sea so you can sleep at night. You get nice cutlery to eat your fish from cardboard trays, crisp linen napkins to shield you from the tomato ketchup you are encouraged to use. A glance at the clientele reflects the theme: there are yachty types, couples on holiday, and families with kids feverishly scribbling on the paper placemats, many of which cover the walls and ceilings with toddler art.The Staff are impeccably friendly and there’s a great wine list. Make sure to have an adult knickerbocker glory to finish you off. Rockfish are open 12 -9.30pm every day. Mike Baker magazine | 27
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hit songs of the Rock ‘n’ Roll era.
11 - 16 July DINNERLADIES
4 - 9 July ART
Drum Theatre, Royal Parade, 01752 267222, theatreroyal.com, 7.45pm, £10 - £12 A multi-award winning comedy: remarkable, glorious and stimulating. Three friends. One work of “art”. What could go wrong? Serge has bought an expensive work of “Modern Art”. Marc hates it and cannot believe Serge would buy such a thing. The hapless Ivan attempts to restore harmony… with hilarious and unexpected consequences.
4 – 9 July THE PITMEN PAINTERS 2011
Theatre Royal, Royal Parade, 01752 267222, theatreroyal.com, 7.30pm, £8 - £23 In 1934, a group of Ashington miners hired a professor to teach an art appreciation evening class. Rapidly abandoning theory in favour of practice, the pitmen began to paint. Within a few years the most avant-garde artists became their friends and their work was acquired by prestigious collections; but every day they worked, as before, down the mine. Examining the lives of a group of ordinary men that do extraordinary things, The Pitmen Painters is a humorous, deeply moving and timely look at art, class and politics.
Princess Theatre, Torbay Road, 01803 290228, princesstheatre.org. uk, 7.30pm, £15 - £30.25 Take one huge hit sitcom from BBC TV, place on a stage in a national tour starring members of the original cast of the TV series. Blend in VICTORIA WOOD’s writing undoubtedly some of the funniest on television, and whip into a play, based on the second TV series, following the reluctant love story of Bren and Tony, egged on by Dolly, Jean, Twinkle and Anita. Mix in caretaker Stan’s words of wisdom and coat with regular appearances by Phillippa from Human Resources and Petula, Bren’s dreadful mother and you have a recipe for madness, mirth and twelve rounds of toast!
14 – 16 July ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK
Theatre Royal, Royal Parade, 01752 267222, theatreroyal.com, 7.30pm, £12 - £26 It’s time to Shake, Rattle and Roll all the way back to the fantastic 50s! Travel back to the time of Teddy Boys, quiffs, Brylcreem, poodle skirts and blue suede shoes.
11 – 16 July DREAMBOATS AND PETTICOATS
Hall for Cornwall, Black Quay, TR1 2LL, 01872 262466, hallforcornwall. co.uk 7.30pm, £11 - £26.50 Inspired by the smash hit million selling albums DREAMBOATS AND PETTICOATS ONE, TWO and THREE, the West End sell out sensation DREAMBOATS AND PETTICOATS THE MUSICAL, features some of the greatest
24 July Penlee Open Air Theatre, Morrab Road, Penzance, TR18 4HE 01736 363625, penleehouse.org.uk 3.30pm, £6 Funny Feathers play some of the most enjoyable Traditional Jazz in Cornwall. A group of experienced and talented musicians, they play classic jazz, ballads and blues inspired by the great players and singers of the 1920s and 30s such as Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller and Billie Holiday.
26 – 27 July PIRATES OF PENZANCE
Penlee Open Air Theatre, Morrab Road, Penzance, TR18 4HE 01736 363625, penleehouse.org.uk 7.30pm, £12.50 Illyria delivers yet another first for the UK open air touring theatre circuit: Gilbert and Sullivan’s most popular comic opera about an apprentice pirate, born on the 29th February, who learns he is contracted to the pirates until his 21st birthday, not his 21st year.
18 – 23 July JEKYLL AND HYDE 2011
Theatre Royal, Royal Parade, 01752 267222, theatreroyal. com, 7.30pm, £12 - £32 Marti Pellow, the hugely successful solo artist and front man of Wet Wet Wet, makes a hotly-anticipated return to the UK stage in a major new tour of the hit Broadway musical, Jekyll and Hyde.
23 July JACK’S FANTASTIC JOURNEY
Penlee Open Air Theatre, Morrab Road, Penzance, TR18 4HE 01736 363625, penleehouse.org.uk 2pm & 4pm, £5 Meet Jack, whose Grandfather tells tales so tall that the other children say they
JAZZ PICNIC WITH FUNNY FEATHERS
ME AND THE SEA
The Plough Arts Centre, 9 – 11 Fore Street, Great Torrington, EX38 8HQ Have you ever wanted things to slow down, the world to stop turning, the sea to stop? In this powerful and visual new play for young audiences we follow Craig, a boy who thinks he’s uncovered the secret of his father’s disappearance. His investigation will take him far out to sea, down into the undergrowth and up into the air in an exploration that delves into fisherman’s tales, the amazing science of butterfly migrations and the secret places of our own hearts.
must be made up. Jack thinks so too – until one stormy night he and Grandfather are swept away on an incredible journey across the sea, and he discovers a whole world of adventure.
Hall for Cornwall, Black Quay, TR1 2LL, 01872 262466, hallforcornwall. co.uk 7.30pm, £15 - £17 4O years ago, a record that inspired and kick-started a new music and fashion culture soon to become termed glam-rock was released. That record was ‘Get It On’, a song synonymous with the 1970s legendary musician and icon, Marc Bolan of T.Rex. ‘Get it On’ spent four weeks at No.1, with the accompanying album ‘Electric Warrior’ also hitting the top position spending 6 months in the Top 30.
31 July JOE PASQUALE
Princess Theatre, Torbay Road, 01803 290228, princesstheatre. org.uk, 7.30pm, £17 - £22.25 He’s back from outer space, he’s just walked in to find you here with that sad look upon your face! Well there’s no need to look sad anymore. Its time for the tour with no name (colin). If this tour was a sandwich it would be a mild cheddar and piccalilli. A great show for all the family to warm the whelks of your hearts in these dark days.
30 July LONG LEGGED BEASTIES
Penlee Open Air Theatre, Morrab Road, Penzance, TR18 4HE 01736 363625, penleehouse.org.uk 2pm & 7pm, £5 Local storyteller John Brolly is back with this new show for children and well-behaved adults. This latest venture sees him as Professor Crumble, the world’s foremost expert on all of the strangest and most monstrous creatures in existence. This is a wonderful concoction of storytelling, poetry and fun that will delight the whole family. In John’s hands storytelling is a unique interactive experience turning simple ideas into an epic performance.
Film HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 2 (TBC)
Released: 15 July Director: David Yates Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint 2011/US/TBC This summer’s conclusion to the seven-strong Harry Potter franchise is sure to be one of the blockbuster season’s biggest hits. Picking up from where Deathly Hallows Part 1 left off we get too see Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) face off against the evil Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes). They must find the remaining three horcruxes, which are responsible for making Voldermort immortal. The previously youthful cast are starting to look so old they should have finished studying at the University of Hogwarts, but this should still be an effects packed extravaganza with the magic of the best instalments of this popular series. It also features brilliant performances by Helena Bonham Carter (as Bellatrix Lestrange), Gary Oldman (Sirius Black) and Alan Rickman (Severius Snape).
The Best of the Rest.... HOLLY ROLLERS (15)
Released: 15 July Director: Kevin Asch Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Bartha and Danny A. Abeckaser 2010/US/89 min Fresh from his Oscar bothering performance in The Social Network, Jesse Eisenberg turns his rather odd on-screen persona to this crime drama. He plays a Jewish youth from a highly religious community who while exploring his cultural and religious links with Israel, rebels against his family and values by becoming an Ecstasy dealer to help his new found friends in the Israeli freedom movement. This interesting story needs to be sensitively handled in order to touch hearts strings as well as consumers pockets.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER (TBC)
Released: 29 July Dir: Joe Johnston Starring: Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving and Stanley Tucci 2011/US/TBC Another balls-to-the-wall comic book adaption that stays preposterously close to the original source material. Its set during the Second World War and Hitler is apparently experimenting with bionic warfare and advanced weaponry, which is affecting the outcome of the war. So the American’s kick start their own nuclear fuelled programme and turn military wash-out Steve Rogers into Captain America. Expect plenty of jingoistic Nazi- bashing and some great
action scenes but don’t expect the story to make sense, or for it to be historically accurate.
leads our zookeeper to take dating advice from a Gorilla. Not the most sensitive of lovers!
CARS 2 (TBC)
PLAYING BURTON (TBC)
Released: 22 July Dir: John Lasseter, Brad Lewis Starring: Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy and Michael Caine 2011/US/TBC This is probably the sequel nobody wanted to be made, as the reception to the first film was nothing short of negative. But director John Lasseter certainly has the comedic talent to turn this franchise around. In this instalment racing car Lightning McQueen and his pal Mater go beyond the American Indy Car championship and across the Atlantic to compete in the World Grand Prix race. Their road trip gets complicated as they somehow they get involved in an espionage conspiracy. Should be fun and plus this time it’s all in 3D.
Released: 31 July Dir: Wyndham Price Stars: Joshua Richards 2011/WALES/TBC This biopic picks up where The Damned United and Nowhere Boy left off by focusing on a specific public figure in a tight frame. In this case it’s a young Richard Burton, who goes from a hardas-nails Welsh Valleys upbringing to acting first on the stage and then to the glamour and excess of Hollywood. This challenging and emotional drama will highlight a dearly missed actor’s life in way not seen before.
Released: 22 July Dir: Seth Gordon Starring: Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis 2011/US/TBC ZOOKEEPER (TBC) This is film tailor made for anyone who Released: 29 July has had to deal with a tyrannical boss, Dir: Frank Coraci Starring: Kevin or just a boss they don’t like (Ed. Watch James, Rosario Dawson and Leslie out!). In this comedy Nick (Bateman), Bibb 2011/US/TBC Dale (Day) and Curt (Sudeikis) all decide In this silly summer comedy the lovable that their working lives would be made Kevin James plays zookeeper Griffin, much easier if they all kill their managers, who in a nice twist on the Doctor Doolittle so they form a pact to kill each others format, gets advice from his animals troublesome tyrants. This could be a bit on his love life. They help him gain the of a sleeper hit with the viewing public attention of the shapely Rosario Dawson crying out for more comedy in the same who plays Kate whose animal attraction vein as The Office.
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Live Mon 04 Exeter
FIRE THESAURUS EP LAUNCH PARTY Cavern Club 8pm-1am, £tbc Alternative rock from Exeter release their new EP I AM BECOME
Tues 05 Penzance
OPEN MIC NIGHT Studio Bar, 9pm, £free
Weds 06 Bideford
JAM NIGHT Palladium Club, £free
FREAKSCENE BATTLE OF THE BANDS Cavern Club, Queen St 8pm, £tbc. Win the recording and release of your own CD or 7+ single to be released on Freakscene records (home of The Computers, Ok Pilot, Tyler, The Cut Ups.) PLUS Photoshoot and video shoot by Carl Shanahan who did the Red Mist, Idiom and Computers Videos. THE ANGEL ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC The Angel, Opp Central Station, 8pm, £free Hosted by Billy Bottle – expect Folk, soul, jazz, song writers, reggae, poetry and comedy.
HAMER & ISAACS Blues Bar & Grill, 9pm, £free
Thurs 07 Exeter
LIVE MUSIC IN THE BAR Exeter Picturehouse, 8.30pm, £free. Guests Chris Woods, Adrian Maxwell, Rock Circle and Rosie Eade. VOGUE & BAD WOLF Cavern Club, Queen St, 8pm-1am, £4 Garage punk from Antwerp in Belgium, support from Dave Splittings Blood’s new band, Bad Wolf, Triplets & Pylons.
WILLE AND THE BANDITS Barley Sheaf, Church St, 9m, £free First class roots music
TA KEMP Studio Bar, 9pm, £free
THE ACOUSTIC CAFÉ The Cellar Bar, the Fortescue, Mutley Plain 8.30pm-12am, £1 Jimmy Buddha Om plus three guests each week, info 01752 66067 LIVE THURSDAYS Ride Café, Tavistock Place 9pm – 12am £free A selection of the most exciting live rock/ dub/ska/hip hop/roots and reggae acts from across the nation and beyond. Tonight with Land of the Giants. VINCE LEE & BECCA LANGSFORD B-Bar, The Barbican, 9pm, £2. Plymouth’s top bluesman and the lovely Becca play a session of bawlin’ blues - joined by Mama Tokus
JAM NIGHT Chaplins Bar, £free. Hosted by Unstrung Entertainments
POP UP Barrel House Café,
6.30pm, £free Music and visuals with a stimulating mix of creative people from across the South West.
JOHN BULTER TRIO Lusty Glaze Beach, 8pm, £sold out. Big night for this band, first time in Newquay!
LIVE BANDS Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 9pm, £free. Bands TBC, see www.buntersbar.co.uk for more details
Fri 08 Penzance
GORTHUGHERDA Studio Bar, 9pm, £free
MIQUID LICKS B-Bar, The Barbican, 9pm, £3 Created by pianist, saxophonist and composer Rupert Leighton, this cool threepiece band serves up an exciting, original cocktail of vibrant jazz, deep funk and hot summer sounds.
DUBCLASS Gaslights Bar 8pm
BEN JORDAN & GUESTS Eden Project Café, White River, 8pm, £3/£2 A gifted instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter, Ben Jordan has recorded several solo albums and is currently working on a three EP project based on haiku and a full record due out at the end of this year.
HERETICS & ENTROPY Barrelhouse Café 8pm, £4. Funk fuelled night! To start off Entropy Quintet will be performing their own brand of jazz/ fusion/funk. They will then be followed by the 7 piece monster that is The Heretics and their self-styled ‘Drunk Funk’
Sat 09 Exeter
BOBKATZ Kings, Cowick St, 9.30pm, £free
SANDFIRE SIREN Red Lion, 9.30pm, £free
HOLD THE SUN Studio Bar, 9pm, £free
BLACK BREATH The White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station, 8pm, £5 CUBA NIGHT B-Bar, The Barbican, 10pm, £free
LONELY HUNTERS Gaslights Bar 8pm
MAD HATTER, The Stag Inn
THE MOONS The Attic, 13 Torwood St, 9.30pm-3am, £10/£7 early bird tickets. Exclusive gig, supported by The Rants & Rikki Casual
RAMBUNCTIOUS SOCIAL CLUB Barrelhouse Café, 8pm £3. The Rambunctious crew are serving up a slice of tasty surrealist pie
Sun 10 Newquay
Mon 11 ODDFELLOWS OPEN MIC The Oddfellows, 60 New North Rd 7pmlate, £free. Open Mic Night with drinks deals – turn up and play! THE PLIGHT, Cavern Club 8pm, £4 Hardcore punk from Leeds plus guests
BLUE ON BLACK Barley Sheaf, Church St, 9m, £free Stonking blues rock band
PUNK NIGHT WITH THE SURGEONS Studio Bar, 9pm, £free
DEAF HAVANA Cavern Club, 8pm -1am, £7. UK post hardcore, fresh off their tour with Underoath
THE ACOUSTIC CAFÉ The Cellar Bar, the Fortescue, Mutley Plain 8.30pm-12am, £1 Jimmy Buddha Om plus three guests each week, info 01752 660673 LIVE THURSDAYS Ride Café, Tavistock Place 9pm – 12am £free A selection of the most exciting live rock/ dub/ska/hip hop/roots and reggae acts RICK WORTHY & TIM RENWICK B-Bar, The Barbican, 9pm, £2 Great double act from these Bucket Boys, who play Western Swing, Country blues and rockin’ tunes
OPEN MIC NIGHT The Studio Bar, 9pm, £free
JAM NIGHT Chaplins Bar, £free. Hosted by Unstrung Entertainments
Tues 12 Bideford
OPEN MIC JAM NIGHT Palladium Club £free
OPEN MIC Bac Bar, North Hill 10.30pm – late, £tbc Turn up and perform, simple as that!
AFFINITEE Barrelhouse Café, 8pm, £5. A French evening in celebration of Bastille Day. With Affinitée and from Paris: Carolyn Saint-Pé. Come along and enjoy the songs of Edith Piaf and the swing of Montmarte.. Come in French dress
EDEN SESSIONS WITH BRADON FLOWERS Eden Project, St Austell £37.50, 7pm Final session of five one day Truro LIVE BANDS Bunters Bar, Little festivals held amongst the world famous Castle St, 9pm, £free. Bands TBC, see biomes. Support comes from Brandon www.buntersbar.co.uk for more details Flowers on the main stage. Tickets from 01726 811972 or www.edensessions.com
Weds 13 Exeter
THE ANGEL ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC The Angel, Opp Central Station, 8pm, £free Hosted by Billy Bottle – expect Folk, soul, jazz, song writers, reggae, poetry and comedy. 50 LIONS The Cavern, Queen St 8pm, £750. Presented by Torch the Horse, with guests Hopeless, La Haine & more tbc.
VICTOR Studio Bar, 9pm, £free
CAFÉ ACOUSTICA B-Bar, Barbican £free, 9pm Fortnightly showcase of unplugged talent, hosted by Jessie Mullen. THE PLIGHT & HURON The White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station, 8pm £5 REVOLUTION ACOUSTIC WEDNESDAY’S, Derrys Cross, £free, 9pm. Open Mic support slots, with showcased main acts.
Thurs 14 Exeter
THE CUT UPS & STATE LOTTERY Cavern Club, Queen St 8pm-1am, £tbc Night of punk and hardcore, presented by Freakscene Records. LIVE MUSIC IN THE BAR Exeter Picturehouse, 8.30pm, £free. Guests Jas Walker and Jazz Quartet So What?
EVEN NINE The Watermans
LESKYE ALBUM LAUNCH PARTY Exeter Phoenix 7.30pm, £6.50. Support from Seasons, Pylons, Years and Royals. The Album - ‘someone take the reins because we’ve lost all control’ is released 7 July 2011.
THE PATRICK JAMES PEARSON BAND Studio Bar, 9pm, £free
MANANA B-Bar, The Barbican, 9pm, £3 4-piece Latin-Jazz band. Rik Thorn on guitar. Chevdhas nair Piano. Mark Hayward Drums. Jeff Walker Bass. Featuring all-original tunes, the music ranges between fiery Afro-cuban rhythms to moody mambos
ACOUSTIC NIGHT Gaslights Bar 8pm, £free
HELM AND THE ALL STAR BAND Eden Project Café, White River, 8pm – 12am, £3.50/£2.50 A rare chance to see gifted singer songwriter Helm perform with the cream of Cornwall’s musicians who make up his Allstar Band. They are planning to take over the world with the upcoming release of their new album. SANDFIRE SIREN William Cookworthy, 9pm, £free
BERT MILLER & THE ANIMAL FOLK Barrelhouse Café, 8pm, £7/£5. Stompy, visual folk songs about the
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MAYBE NAKED The Red Barn, 9pm, £free
Sat 16 Instrumental post-rock is all the rage but if you put a crooning, selfreferential dandy in front of MAYBESHEWILL they’d sound like any archetypal indie mood-rock band, albeit with a whisper of psychedelic ambition (White Rabbit, Plymouth, 12th May). Mind you, the last song was pretty thrilling: an impassioned dirge with Howard Beale’s famous on-air rant from Network layered tastefully over the top. Like And So I Watch You From Afar, YOU SLUT!’s modus operandi seems to be: why weave two or three riffs/tempos into a song when you can completely change course every fifteen seconds? Sure, it leaves you playing catch-up for half hour but it’s well worth the brainpower. Lincoln’s Crash Doubt Fest exceeded expectations (The Showroom, 14-15th May). We arrived on the Saturday in time for KELLY KEMP’s crafted country croon, followed by the reliable punk blast of Leeds bruisers, DAUNTLESS ELITE, while ABOVE THEM’s anthemic, earnest rock’n’roll – a triumph of style and substance – had all the hallmarks of greatness. And what a voice! The next day, while the metalcore gruntniks (LIFERUINER et al) and emo metallers (DEAF HAVANA et al) were upstairs playing to nice haircuts, the homegrown punk frat was celebrating its resurgence with sweaty abandon, from PACER’s old school nuggets, to CYNICS’ gentle rock groove, to the dog-eared shoutalongs of LEAGUES APART. While the arrival of CALVINBALL, BANGERS and APOLOGIES I HAVE NONE was greeted with nothing short of euphoria. American heavyweights, IRON CHIC, rounded things off with typically mid-paced gruffness – nothing you haven’t heard a thousand times before but still chockfull of boss tuneage. Other highlights: Dutch quartet, SWEET EMPIRE’s bassist playing with a broken clavicle, the strangely alluring crypto-folk world of CHANGING HORSES and OLIVER JOHN WARD’s rabid acoustic outpourings. Nestled among the Plympton greenery, Volksfest was an enjoyably oldschool jamboree with a host of regional performers padding out the smattering of touring bands (Newnham Park, Plymouth, 27-28th May). In a nut-shell: MAD DOG MCREA folk rocked to an ever-loving throng; MORIARTY made like White Stripes with dapper suits and amusingly child-unfriendly quips; female trio, SOUND OF THE SIRENS, hit some sweet harmonies but relied on well-worn covers for the big cheers; DAN STEER proffered polished indie pop fare; SPREE made like The Maccabees with a more parochial air; THE OUTCAST BAND played the folk-rock card but didn’t have the charisma to win hearts; STEVE STRONG brought scattershot, guitar-saturated post-rock to the party; while erstwhile ska-revivalists, THE BEAT,continued to milk their former glories with Ranking Roger at the helm. Back on terra concrete, Keighley quartet, SOUNDS OF SWAMI, made a fair fist of inventive hardcore energy spliced with RX Bandits groove-outs and slithers of post-punk experimentation (White Rabbit, 28th May). While wired homeboys, FTO’s mix of gnarled and nasty hardcore, radical proselytising and pitch-defying backing vocals certainly dislodged the wax build-up in my long-suffering lug-holes. Phew what a scorcher! So went the first day of Freedom Fields festival: a community shindig held in one of Plymouth’s less, erm, conventional neighbourhoods (Lipson, 4-5th June). The usual suspects – including MAD DOG and PATRICK JAMES PEARSON BAND – put in very fine performances alongside a few moments of unexpected magic; namely Casio-rappers, HEDLUV’s dirty dancin’ dweeb routine, and the normally unassuming HEAD OF PROGRAMMES laying into the ethos of Ride Café... while playing on the Ride Café stage. You couldn’t make this stuff up. On Sunday the storm clouds gathered but it didn’t stop THE WATERBOARDERS from (eventually) tickling our fancies with surfpunk delicacies, or THE WIRELESS’ sprightly acoustic rock flavours. And I won a wine bottle opener in the raffle. Fix. See-ya bye. Backbone (firstname.lastname@example.org) Backbone (email@example.com)
BIG ED & THE RED ROCKERS Exmouth Arms, 21 Exeter Rd, 8.30pm, £free Pop classics
BOOTSCRAPER Studio Bar, 9pm, £free
CUBA NIGHT B-Bar, The Barbican, 10pm, £free THE WIRELESS Black Jacks, The Barbican, 9.30pm-12am, £free TV SMITH Devonport Guildhall 7pm-11pm, £9/£7 in adv Folk punk legend playing live in this new performance space.
SANDFIRE SIREN Driftwood Spas, 9.30pm, £free
MAD HATTER, Ryans Bar
SECOND NATJAH REGGAE Barrelhouse Café, 8pm, £free An uplifting night of conscious RootsReggae, Dancehall and Dub featuring DJ’s Schnoo, Schnee and Second Natjah Soundsystem
MAYBE NAKED The Old Mill, Ossbrough, 9pm, £free
Mon 18 Exeter
£free, 9pm. Open Mic support slots, with showcased main acts.
RYAN KEEN Barrelhouse Café 8pm, £5 Totnes raised but London based singer/songwriter Ryan Keen is returning to the Barrel House at the end of a mini UK tour. He’s known for his percussive style of guitar playing paired with soulful vocals.
Thurs 21 Exeter
LIVE MUSIC IN THE BAR Exeter Picturehouse, 8.30pm, £free. Andy Padfield birthday gig with Matthew North, Ant Smith, National Pastime & Falling Trees. THE OD FIRM CASUAL with LARS (RANCID) Cavern Club, Queen St 8pm-1am Street punk from the US featuring Lars Frederiksen from Rancid
THE WIRELESS Barley Sheaf, 9pm-11.30pm, £free
FALLEN SKYE Studio Bar, 9pm, £free
ED TRESLOGGETT B-Bar, The Barbican, 9pm, £2. Music from contemporary jazz singer Ed Tresloggett, performing a varied set of jazz standards to modern classics. THE ACOUSTIC CAFÉ The Cellar Bar, the Fortescue, Mutley Plain 8.30pm-12am, £1 Jimmy Buddha Om plus three guests each week, info 01752 660673 LIVE THURSDAYS Ride Café, Tavistock Place 9pm – 12am £free A selection of the most exciting live rock/ dub/ska/hip hop/roots and reggae acts from across the nation and beyond. Guest Jouis.
ODDFELLOWS OPEN MIC The St Austell Oddfellows, 60 New North Rd 7pm- BREWERY BAND BLITZ St Austell late, £free. Open Mic Night with drinks Brewery Visitor Centre, 7pm-11pm, deals – turn up and play! £8 Little Miss Music Management who brought Radio St Austell Bay’s Rock Rescue to the Eden Gallery is back with another Rock heavy event. Headliners, Lesoir from Bideford the Netherlands, supported by Leather Zoo OPEN MIC JAM NIGHT Palladium punk rockers from Sheffield. Club £free
FIRST BLOOD The Cavern, Queen St 8pm, £750. Presented by Torch the Horse, with guests Brace for a Fall, No Second Chance, Cast Iron Jaw and Goldeneye.
OPEN MIC NIGHT The Studio Bar, 9pm, £free
OPEN MIC Bac Bar, North Hill 10.30pm – late, £tbc Turn up and perform, simple as that!
Weds 20 Exeter
THE ANGEL ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC The Angel, Opp Central Station, 8pm, £free Hosted by Billy Bottle – expect Folk, soul, jazz, song writers, reggae, poetry and comedy.
REVOLUTION ACOUSTIC WEDNESDAY’S, Derrys Cross,
JAM NIGHT Chaplins Bar, £free. Hosted by Unstrung Entertainments
THE BLOW-UP Barrelhouse Café, 8pm, £4.50/£3 Returning to The Barrel House. Led by Tom Unwin on piano and Fender Rhodes, and featuring Tom’s longtime collaborator, Stig Olson, on saxes and bass clarinet. Expect lyrical and free-flowing improvised jazz and soundtrack music.
LIVE BANDS Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 9pm, £free. Even Nine and guests, see www.buntersbar.co.uk for more details
Fri 22 Bideford
BETA Festival, Palladium Club. 28 bands over 3 days.
DARKO & RED ON YOU Clipper Bar, 8pm, £free
EVEN NINE The Lifeboat Pub
Superpunk Muffin, The Akibas, Steve Luscombe & Lara Conley.
CHAGSTOCK 2011FESTIVAL £90 for the weekend. Three day music festival with The Magic Numbers, Show of Hands, Bellowhead, John Otway Big Band and more. Finishes on Sun 24.
SKA AU GO GO: DJ NIGHT Barrelhouse Café, 8pm, £free Resident DJ Glyn spins his popular mix of stomping reggae, ska and rock steady.
BRITISH SEA POWER Exeter Phoenix 8.30pm, £12 British Sea Power isn’t your average touring band. Over the past 10 years, the UK eccentrics have staged concerts amid museum displays, in libraries, floating on the Thames, and on windswept islands. Now they’re bringing their indie grot to Exeter Phoenix. COUNT TO FIRE The Old Firehouse, 50 New North Rd, 10pm-late, £1 after 8pm.
TIGER YEARS & GUESTS Royal Cornwall Museum, 2pm-4pm, £free. Other bands playing include Pixie Jayne, Morna Packer, Red on You, James Freely & Lizzie Birchley
WEAZLEDUST Studio Bar, 9pm, £free
AUCTION FOR THE PROMISE CLUB Bar Deep, 7pm, £4
Sun 24 Bideford
BETA Festival, Palladium Club. 28 bands over 3 days.
BILLY THE MOUNTAIN & WATERSHED Thistle Park Tavern, 4pm-10pm, £free
RAZZMATAZZ Studio Bar, 9pm, £free UNSTRUNG HEROS B-Bar, The Barbican, 9pm, £3. A Dartmoor-based folk band from a trio of old-timers, featuring Seth’s dad Geoff, Steve Potter on violin and mandolin and Peter Acty on guitar and banjo.
ACOUSTIC NIGHT Gaslights Bar 8pm, £free
STEVE CRADOCK The Attic, 13 Torwood St, 9.30pm-3am, £8/£6 early bird tickets. Exclusive gig, supported by Rikki Casual and others tbc.
RODNEY BRANIGAN & TONY HAVEN Barrelhouse Café, 8pm, £5/£4
Sat 23 Bideford
BETA Festival, Palladium Club. 28 bands over 3 days.
SANDFIRE SIREN Sandsifter, 9.30pm, £free
ETHATONE Studio Bar, 9pm, £free
CUBA NIGHT B-Bar, The Barbican, 10pm, £free MAD HATTER, The Junction, Mutley Plain
ARGUMENTS & HER Gaslights Bar 8pm
LIVESTOCK 9am – 12am £18 in adv. New all day festival from the New Devon Army & Sidmouth Events team with over 30 acts playing across three stages. Acts include Babyhead, Carousel, Cartel, A Genuine Freakshow, Crazy Arm, Howlin’ Lord, New Riot, Supenik, Kosmo Kings, and many more. The Angry Badger Dance tents sees DJ’s from various nights inc Beats & Bass, Evolution, Deep End, Nonom, Jam the Channel and more working the crowd.
METAL FATIGUE Barley Sheaf, Church St, 9m, £free Rock classics from this established 5 piece.
THE ACOUSTIC CAFÉ The Cellar Bar, the Fortescue, Mutley Plain 8.30pm-12am, £1 Jimmy Buddha Om plus three guests each week, info 01752 660673 LIVE THURSDAYS Ride Café, Tavistock Place 9pm – 12am £free A selection of the most exciting live rock/ dub/ska/hip hop/roots and reggae acts from across the nation and beyond. Guests The Travelling Band SPREE B-Bar, Barbican, 9pm, £2. Musical style draws from a range of contemporary forms with inspiration from Pattie Smith, Bjork and Talking Heads
ODDFELLOWS OPEN MIC The Oddfellows, 60 New North Rd 7pm- JAM NIGHT Chaplins Bar, £free. Hosted by Unstrung Entertainments late, £free. Open Mic Night with drinks Truro deals – turn up and play! LIVE BANDS Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 9pm, £free. Bands TBC, see www.buntersbar.co.uk for more details
OPEN MIC JAM NIGHT Palladium Club £free
OPEN MIC NIGHT The Studio Bar, 9pm, £free
THE RAWTONES, Palladium Club. Rockabilly band
N.U.M.B Album Launch Party, 8pm, £10.50 Never Underestimate Musical Belief (N.U.M.B) playing all the tracks from their new album with special guests Peachy Truro Farmer, DJ Lazy Shaun, DJ REKLESS DIVIDERS Live Bar, 8pm, £3. Support TEN TONS & Dub Pistols. Their music from Red on You & Hang Fire Empire is a mixture of acoustic, d’n’b, electronic programming, reggae, hip hop and has been successfully fused to create a fresh and unique sound. OPEN MIC Bac Bar, North Hill 10.30pm – late, £tbc Try up and perform, simple as that!
THE ANGEL ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC The Angel, Opp Central Station, 8pm, £free Hosted by Billy Bottle – expect Folk, soul, jazz, song writers, reggae, poetry and comedy. THE CARRIER The Cavern, Queen St 8pm, £750. Presented by Torch the Horse, with guests All Teeth, Landscape, Lungs & Fear in her Reprisal..
MORT DE LA MER Studio Bar, 9pm, £free
MAMA TOKUS B-Bar, Barbican Theatre, £3, 9pm. Mama Tokus hosts a night of soul and blues, with special guests THE WIRELESS Thistle Park Tavern, 9.30pm-12am, £free
ACOUSTIC NIGHT Gaslights Bar 8pm, £free
DAVE BECKETT Studio Bar, 9pm, £free
CAFÉ ACOUSTICA B-Bar, Barbican £free, 9pm Fortnightly showcase of unplugged talent, hosted by Jessie Mullen. REVOLUTION ACOUSTIC WEDNESDAY’S, Derrys Cross, £free, 9pm. Open Mic support slots, with showcased main acts.
Thurs 28 Exeter
LIVE MUSIC IN THE BAR Exeter Picturehouse, 8.30pm, £free. Guests
THE PEOPLE STRING FOUNDATION Eden Project Café, White River, 8pm-12am, £4/£3 Cornwall is the appropriate home for the beautifully evocative, languid and lush music of The People’s String Foundation. Theirs is unfamiliar territory, scaling the heights of jazz, hip-hop beat-work, Middle Eastern melodies- performed with an eye toward experimentation and nods toward the avant-garde
Northumberland Place, 9pm, £free
THE BOX COLLECTIVE PRESENTS ‘SQUARED’ Barrelhouse Café, 8pm, £5 The Box Collective return to The Barrel House with a night of house, electro and breaks, with their attention firmly aimed at the dance floor!
THE TRAVELLING BAND B-Side at Bunters. Support from Max Paptor
Sat 30 Bodmin
ALSTOCK Priory Park 12pm-12am £12. Memorial festival for Al Hodge, bands playing include The Wurzels, Rude Tiger, The Ibbly Wibbly Band, Babysnakes, Helm & The All Star Band, Grooveyard, The Motown Pirates & Bridges.
LEOPALLOOZA FESTIVAL In a field near Bude. £35 from www. leopallooza.com Weekender with bands including The Datsuns, Wolf Gang, Man Like Me, Yaaks, Alice Gold and many more.
LOST DAWN Studio Bar, 9pm, £free
SANDFIRE SIREN Watering Hole, 9.30pm, £free
CUBA NIGHT B-Bar, The Barbican, 10pm, £free SPARKFEST, Welbeck Manor, Sparkwell, Nr Plymouth 12pm12am £12 in adv. Celebration of local and unsigned talent with Wille and the Bandits, The Van Daniels, Land of the Gaints, Week Night Thieves, The Lost Hour, The Waterboarders & The Peaceful Hooligan amongst others. Full info at www. facebook.com/sparkfest2011
THE TRAVELLING BAND The Taphouse
WILL HARRISON + SUPPORT Barrelhouse Café, 8pm, £2 Will returns to The Barrel House after his unforgettable show with his father Noel, on father’s day. In the wake of his performance at Glastonbury with Last Star Pilot, this is a rare opportunity to experience this talent in his raw and unadulterated form.
Sun 31 Falmouth
THE TRAVELLING BAND The Gylly Beach Cafe
HELEN MAUGHAN & FRASER WEEKES B-Bar, Barbican, 9pm, £free. Jazz
COLOURFUL GENRE & THE RESTLESS POODLES + SUPPORT FROM PETER FARRIE Barrelhouse Café, 8pm, £4 An evening celebrating two uniquely different singer songwriters.
MARTIN WELLER Jolly Sailor, 46
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Bringing to the Westcountry a completely special audio-visual Party carefully selecting some of the hardest working musicians and bands on the circuit, The Attic is the place to be, climb the stairs into this quaint underground haven for quality musicians, djs and people who like to party, Once inside youâ€™ll not be disappointed in what we have to offer, the club prides itself on having the most friendly team to aid you in having a festival style night out, cheaper than your average club drinks, a body shaking Funktion 1 sound system and some seriously quirky visuals to keep you entertained and an owner knows what you want from a night out. So we suggest you get your party head on, gather some friends and pop into the Attic, you never know what treasures you might find.
12 Torwood Street, Torquay, Devon TQ11ED www.facebook.com/the.attic.nightclub Tickets for specialist events can be purchased from the club or by checking out the facebook for more details on stores near to you. The club is open from 11pm - 3am unless otherwise stated - Prices vary dependant upon specialist events but ranges from £2 - £10
July listings: 1st The Quincies, The Beacons and DJ Rikki Casual 2nd Souloud presents - DYED SOUNDOROM, Dan Wild (Just Jack), Pedro, Rowlanz, Jay Sanders (Zero) (9pm - 4am) 8th Reach Musical Festival - Live music with bands from all over the world 9th THE MOONS, The Rants, Darren Fischer - (9pm - 3am) 16th Lemonfest Pre Party w/ special guests 22nd STEVE CRADOCK - The Ocean Colour Scene legend joins the Attic for what’s set to be a special night (9pm - 3am) 23rd Mount The Curb presents - THE KILL THE PIRATE BOAT PARTY after party. 29th Sundog, Oxbow Lakes and DJ Rikki Casual 30th The Kedellas w/ support and DJ Jack Bowden
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L2 is Truro’s largest Nightclub. With state of the art lighting, amazing sound system and some of the best DJ’s around, L2 is the place to be. Spread over 4 Rooms with music ranging from House to Drum and Bass, Chart to Dubstep and anything in between, there is something for anyone. With an extensive drinks selection at great price’s and a great atmosphere, you wont find a better night out! Sign up for L2 Membership at www.l2nightclub.co.uk
Photos: L2 Nightclub
Calenick St, Truro, TR1 2SL 01872 222023 www.l2nightclub.co.uk Facebook: Search Loft Truro
July listings: Monday Student Night
9:30pm till 1:30am / Free entry before 10pm / £5 after (Excluding Event Nights) The biggest student night around, Matt Wing plays all the big tunes, Drinks from £1. Get your advance tickets at www.l2nightclub.co.uk 1st August Annie Mac
9pm-2.30am / £7 in advance tickets from www.l2nightclub.co.uk BBC Radio 1 superstar, Annie Mac Hits L2 For A massive Monday special. Support from Snatch the Wax and Matt Wing. Drinks from £1.50. Fridays 1st Goldie 9.30pm-2.30am / £6 Drum and Bass legend and all round bad boy drops in at L2, support from Premise, Palm, Catalyst and Crisis MC 8th / 15th / 22nd Fresh Fridays 9.30pm – 2.30am / £Free All Night DJ Tom Willz gets the weekend party stared with party tunes and requests. Drinks from £1.50 & weekly drink promos 29th Danny Byrd & The Brookes Brothers 9.30pm-2.30am / £Free All Night Danny Byrd & The Brookes Brothers Coming To L2 For A Summer Drum & Bass Special. Support from Premise, Palm, Catalyst, Tom Willz and MC’s Benny & Crisis Saturdays Social - Truro’s Weekly Big Party Night 9:30pm till 2:30pm Free entry before 10:30pm / £5 after (Excluding Event Nights) Matt Wing plays all the best chart, hip hop and R’n’B, Jason M & Snatch the Wax with all the upfront house / electro / trance / party breaks. 23rd Mark Wright & DJ Fenton Gee 9.30pm-2.30am / £5 The Only Way Is Essex Superstar Mark Wright Comes To L2 For A Night Of Meet & Greet With A Live DJ Set From Fenton Gee.
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Clubs MONDAYS Exeter
MONDAY NIGHT MADNESS. Arena. Summerland St. 10pm2.30am. £4.50/£2adv available from reps and the student guild. Exeters biggest and best student night, every week is themed, check out the weekly themes on our facebook group - Monday Madness at Arena MONDAYS. Timepiece. Little Castle St. 7.30pm-1am. £free. Cheesy pop mash up! METAL MONDAYS! Cavern Club. 83-84 Queen St. 8pm-late, £3otd. Vanadium/ Cambion/ These Ruins/ Caesura. Metal.
STUDENT NIGHT. Toast. 18 Church St. until 1am. £free. Monday night is student night at toast with lots of £1.50 drink deals! STUDENT NIGHT. Q Bar. 15a Killigrew St. 8pm-late. £free. Monkey T of Simian Sound playing guilty pleasures on the decks.
biggest student anthems.
OFFICE PARTY. Fahrenheit, The Parade. 10pm-2.30am, £2/free B4 11pm. Commercial night.
FRIUT SHAKE. Toast. 10pm-2am, £tbc. First Tuesday of the month for this monthly gay night. TUESDAYS. Remedies. The Moor. 10pm-2am, £free. Indie music with competitive drinks prices.
HOT TUB BEACH PARTY. Sailors. 10.30pm-late. £free in Boardies or Bikini. Party night, win surf weekends, free surf lessons and beachwear. DJ John London gets the party going.
HOUSE PARTY. Firefly. 2 Sherwell Arcade. 10pm-4am. £free. One of Firefly’s weekend resident DJs, DJ I.D.E.A.L introduces a night of electro, all mixed in with some Breakbeat, House and timeless dancefloor classics to get everyone going! STUDENT SOCIETY NIGHT. Blush Lounge. 102 Tavistock Place, North Hill. 10pm-3am. 2 cocktails for £6 and draught lager from £1.50. VIBE. Oceana. Barbican Leisure Park, 9pm-3am, £free with flyer B4 11pm/£3. All your urban favourites from old-skool to new-skool, courtesy of your resident, DJ Jonezy Disco - Cheese and Party tunes all night long with John C With £1.60 drinks all night.
£2 TUESDAY Sound Nightclub. REVERT. Rogue Nightclub. 38 The Branwell Mill, Market Jew Street Strand. 10pm - 2am. £5. Student/local 11pm-3am. £free B4 12am/£4 after. night with all drinks £1.50 all night! DJs Boris & DS playing chart and commercial Exeter bangers! HOLD IT DOWN. Angel Bar. 32 Queen St. 9pm-1am. £free. Funk, Soul, WEDNESDAYS Jazz, Latin, Rare Groove and bits inbetween Newquay with Mr Onion Matt Anderson. Bude SUPER CHY MONDAYS. The Chy RENAISSANCE. Rogue Nightclub. FUZZY LOGIC. Arena Nightclub, & Koola. 12 Beach Road. 10pmSummerland St. 9.30pm-2.30am. 3.30am, £4/£2. DJ’s Robin Parris & Proof 38 The Strand. 10pm-2.30am, £3. Chart hits & club classics. £5. Without doubt the busiest student night playing hip hop, funk, party, breaks, indie, in Exeter. Playing the biggest and best tunes, rock, dance, grime, R’n’B, reggae, D’n’B, Exeter with some great drink deals!! gypsy swing kinda thing & cheap booze STUDENT NIGHT. Timepiece. Little SCANDALOUS. Timepiece. Little for locals! Castle St. 7.30pm-1.30am. £free. Castle St. 10pm-2am, £2 B4 11pm SUMMER SESSIONS. Level 3. 45. In the main room they go bananas to all the with flyer/£3. DJ JSR provides the upfront 9pm-2am. £free all night. Luke Gledhill student disco classics and current cheesey freshness and youthful vigour while Aldo faves. In the Balcony Bar they get down to & Tim Nice & Friends, Playing Funk, Disco, Vanucci brings you the biggest and best the very latest urban sounds with JSR. This House, Electronica & DnB. joints around. is a night run by students for students and THAI BEACH PARTY. Berties. ‘WAX THE VAN’ PRESENT SHAKE. proceed go to support student societies. 10pm-late, £4 in adv. Party tunes, The Amber Rooms. 161 Sidwell free glowsticks, UV paint, retro shades and EXETER MIDWEEK MINCE.CLub drink deals. Roccoco. 8pm-late, £free. New weekly St. Main Bar. 9pm - 2am. £free. DJs playing the finest Funk / Disco / Acid Jazz. LGBT night starting on 8th June. Plymouth LIVE MUSIC - OPEN MIC NIGHT. Falmouth DROP THE BOMB. Ride Cafe. 45 DJ DENO. Remedies. The Moor. Tavistock Place. 9pm-2am. £free all Angel Bar. 32 Queen St. 8pm-late, £free. Hosted by Billy Bottle. 10pm-2am, £free. Chart music R&B night. Featuring DJ Wonkey Ben bringing Hip-Hop. LOFI HIFI. Cavern Club. 83-84 a totally new night of House and Electro. Queen St. 8pm-3am. £free. Indie/ STUDENT NIGHT. Toast. 18 Church Bombs from £2! Electro clubnight. LOFI HIFI bring you the best St. Until 1am. Thursday night is student WONKEYLEGS. Firefly. 2 Sherwell Arcade. 10pm– 4am. £tbc.The 10 year in Indie/Electro/Dubstep with resident DJs and night at toast with lots of £1.50 drink deals! live guests. Carlsberg £1 before 9pm. THURSDAYS. Q Bar. 15a Killigrew old club night rocks on every monday with St. 8pm-late. £free. The best local D.J’s DJ Aldo Vanucci playing the biggest and best Falmouth drum n bass and dubstep. OPEN DECKS. Q Bar. 15a Killigrew & Live Bands. St. 9pm-late. £free. Hosted by Selecta Newquay St Austell Demo. All aspiring DJs welcome. HEAVEN & HELL. Sailors. Fore St. BIG STUDENT NIGHT. Puls-8. 14 KNIT CLUB. Toast. 18 Church St. 10.30pm-4am, £free with loyalty High Cross St. 10pm-2am. £4/£2 from 7pm. £free. As it says on the tin, card/£2 drinks. Chart, RnB, Urban, Dance NUS. DJ Dean playing the party classics. knitting in a club! www.falmouthknitclub. and Party over 2 floors with VDJ Will B. All drinks £1.50. wordpress.com HIP HOP FULL STEP. Red Square. Truro 11pm-4am, £free.Hip hop with DJ’s L2 STUDENT NIGHT. L2 Nightclub. Newquay M’Elle & Angel. MC’s Ill Fx & Kerygma plus AGWA WEDNESDAYS Fistral Calenick St. 9.30pm-2.30am. £free special guests. Beach Bar 2pm-late, £free. Presented B4 10pm/£5 after. DJ Matt Wing playing T’n’T TRAFFIC LIGHT AND TEEby EatBeatz & Adski!, expect funk, breaks, Chart, RnB, Hip Hop and Party Classics. SHIRT PARTY. Berties. 9.30pm2step, dubstep, Drum and Bass, house, 1st ANNIE MAC. L2 Nightclub. 3am, £3/£6. As it says on the tin, it’s a reggae, oldskool & hip-hop. traffic light party, pick your sticker colour and Calenick St. 9pm-2.30am. £7 in Plymouth get it on, or not as the case may be! Free adv. DSpecial student night with Annie Mac BIG WEDNESDAY. Ride Cafe. 45 T-shirt with every ticket playing live, supported by Snatch the Wax Tavistock Place. 9pm-2am. £2. & Matt Wing. Wonky Ben - Hook up, kick back, rock out. £1 Plymouth BATTLE STATIONS. Voodoo drinks deals; this night is rammed every week! TUESDAYS Lounge. 1 The Money Centre. The ultimate antidote to mid week blues! 9pm-2am. £2. 2nd Thursday of Every Exeter BOOGIE NIGHTS (in assoc. with Month. Plymouth’s only night of TRUE CAFE SABROSO. Timepiece, Little Uni Plymouth). C103. 103 Union hip-hop battles, representing all the elements Castle St. 7.30pm-1.30am, £free. St. 10pm-2am. £3. Student only night. in one massive session. Bboying, Graffiti, Salsa, Samba and Merengue with DJ Ricardo Commercial tunes, giveaways, games and Turntablism, Beatboxing, MC-ing all under one come along to one of Exeter’s longest running drinks deals. roof, with bragging rights on the line. salsa nights and see how they party on the COWPOW. The Dairy, 25 METAL UP YOUR ASS! Blush continent! Bretonside. 6pm-late. Student night, chart popping classics, great student deals, all Lounge. 102 Tavistock Place, North CHEESY TUESDAYS. Arena. Hill. 10pm-3am. Shooters from £1.50, 4 are welcome to join in the fun. Summerland St. 10pm-2.30am. bottles from £5. £4.50 A huge slice of cheese from the 80’s, NON-STOP MUSIC. Zero’s. 24 ROCK NIGHT. Wow. 11 The Parade, 90’s & 00’s sandwiched in between all the Lockyer St. 10.30pm-1am. £free. Barbican. 10pm–3am, £2 B4
11pm/£3 after. Rock night with DJ Mark Williams.
BLISS THURSDAYS. 43/45 East St. 10pm-3am. £5. DJs will be playing all the floor-filling tunes!
PUB STAR. Zafiro’s. River St. 7.30pm-late. £2 donation. Sing your heart out with some classic karaoke.
VENUE. The Venue. The Strand. 10pm-3am. £tbc. Party the weekend away with this commercial night of dance and chart tunes.
FUNKY FRIDAYS. Caesar’s Palace. King St. 11pm. £4. All the classics, a DJ and no rules whatsoever.
Bridgwater 8th SUGAR PRESENTS AUDIO
SURGERY. Sedgemoor Auction Centre, Jun 24 8pm-3am, £15/£12 in adv. £4. Summer rave with Kutski from Radio 1 headlining, supported by Organ Donors, Anne Savage, Jon the Bapist, Chuck-E and friends. Tickets and info from www.sugarevents.co.uk Bude RETOX. Rogue Nightclub. 38 The Strand. 10pm-3am. £5. Alternative night featuring Funky/ Electro, House, live acts plus more!
CHART TOPPERS Hole in the Wall. 8pm-2am. £free. Chart tunes and drinks deals, good start to the night… COLLISION. Timepiece. Little Castle St. 7.30pm-2am. £3. Expect everything from Indie anthems, alt Rock, Punk to Electro.... BUNGALOWED. Timepiece Balcony Bar. Little Castle St. 10.30pm-2am. £3 B4 12pm. Student night. Hip Hop, House, Electro, Dub Step. FRIDAY NIGHT FEVER. Arena. Summerland St. 10pm-3am. £free entry with sticker/wristband. Feel good party atmosphere, get down and party on the dancefloor with all your favourite music - the very best dance, chart, party and RnB and all your shouts, birthdays and requests! ANGEL PRESENTS... Angel Bar. 32 Queen St. 10pm-2am. £free. Different guests playing each week, check with bar for details. 8th COLLABORATION The Phoenix, 8pm-2am. £tbc. Dubstep and D’n’B night with Camo & Krooked and Twisted Individual are special guests tonight, supported by Milo, Flexer, DJ Infliction, Dubba Jonny and many more. 15th DEEP END The Cavern, Queen St 9pm-2am. £6. Dubstep with guests LX One & Lurka, with support from Pulsar, First Aid, Ollie 303 & Wolf. 29th SUMMER SOUND Hole in the Wall, Little Castle St 9pm-late. £10 weekend ticket/£6 day pass. Big weekender with guests over both nights inc BK, Joey Riot & Cally Gage. Supported by locals inc Scar, Skizm, Leon B, Jonez, Smile.e, DJ Tiny, Andi Shane, Aggey nd loads more.
FRIDAY NIGHTS. Toast. 18 Church St. 6.30pm-2am. £free. Something different every week with Solo Collective on 3rd, Will Darwin on the 10th, Land of the
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Clubs Giants play live on the 24th, followed by Will Darwin on the decks. WEEKEND WARM-UP. Remedies. The Moor. 10pm-2am. £3. 3 Bars, 2 Floors, 3 different DJs playing all sorts of different music from R&B to Cheese and Chart. FRIDAYS. Q Bar. 15a Killigrew St. 8pm-2am. Only the best DJs from the area playing for your aural pleasure.
CRISIS. White Rabbit. Bretonside Bus Station. £1. 12am-5am. An eclectic hot mix of Indie/Punk/Rock/Hip-Hop/ Funk/80’s. Served to you by JC & OZ. DJ APACHE. View 2. Vauxhall St. £5/£4/£3/free B4 10.30pm, 9pmlate. Playing RnB, Funk, House and Club classics. Downstairs DJ Ryan Platts. DOLLY MIXTURES. Zero’s, 24 Lockyer St. 10.30pm-4am, £free B4 11pm/£4 after. Gay night with resident DJs Gwithian & Juzzy B play Cheese, Chart, R’n’B, 29th DUNE DANCE FESTY The Stev-E Dance and Hard House. Sandsifter, 8pm-4am, £12 in adv FUNKY FRIDAYS. The Treasury. 2nd day of this weekender with guests Plump Royal Parade. 9pm-3am, £tbc. Funky DJ’s, Logistics, Cyantific, Freerange DJ’s, grooves. Babyhead, Skint and loads more. Info 07527 FUNKY FRIDAYS. Annabel’s 689188. Cabaret and Discotheque, Vauxhall Newquay St. 8.30pm-3pm. £tbc. Funky grooves FRIDAYS Fistral Beach Bar. 8pmall night. late, £free. A night of soulful music and FUNKY FRESIAN FRIDAYS. The good vibes with EatBeatz and Adski! Watch Dairy. 25 Bretonside. the sunset over Fistral Beach and boogie late PUNK ROCK DISCO. Jack Chams. into the night. 50 Ebrington St. £1.50 vodka and mixer I CANDY. Sailors. Fore St. 10.30pm- all night. 4am, £free entry with a handbag! PULSE Karma Nightclub. 103 Newquays busiest Friday night with the best in Mayflower St. 10.30pm–4am. £tbc Chart, RnB, Dance and Party. Resident DJ’s playing D’n’B / Chart / HipHop OMG! FOAM PARTY! Berties / R’n’B / Dance / Electro & anything else you Nightclub. East St. 10.30pm-4am. want in between. £2 B4 12.30pm. In the main room our THE ROCK SHOW. C103. 103 resident DJ Will.B mashes up the best Chart, Union St. 10pm-3.30am. £2/ Dance, RnB, Indie and Party. members £1. Rock, Indie and Punk with KOOLA ROCKS. The Koola. DJ K-Rad, Dy Synn, DJ JJ and Aides over 9pm-3am, £free with VIP cards. All three rooms. 3 rooms open / live music & DJ’s / Indie THE LOFT. The Loft 13 The Parade, Electro mash-ups / Latin spirit / live dancers Barbican. 11pm-3am. Andy Howard / cocktail lounge / happy hour 6pm - 11pm / plays a mixed bag of tunes. special guests. SUPER DUPER SOUND CLASH. Ride Cafe. 45 Tavistock Place. Penzance 9pm-2am. Featuring: Super Duper Dan’s BARN CLUB. The Barn Club, block quaking five hour soundclash of Eastern Green 11pm-3am, £3/free B4 12am Party at the weekend in this newly dance floor mashups, megamixes & twisted basement noise. Leaping over dullness in a refurbished club with Tom Wills playing the single bound! best chart and dance, more info at www. SUPERFLY . Firefly. 2 Sherwell thebarnclub.co.uk Arcade. 9pm–5am. £free. Resident DJs SOUND FRIDAYS. Sound on rotation. Just J from Jac the Disco playing Nightclub. Branwell Mill. 11pm4am. £5. DJ Boris & CQ take over the main a disco set downstairs and a banging club set upstairs. room, special guests in room 2. 1st ON/OFF Crash Manor 10pm8th RESTLESS 2nd BIRTHDAY 4am. £3. residents Ctrl B and Twitch playing Sound Nightclub. Branwell Mill. all things House electro and progressive. 11pm-4am. £5. Drum and Bass all thw way with Jubei, Grafix and Fred V, supported St Austell by residents. FRIDAYS. Puls-8. 14 High Cross 15th LOUIS J Sound Nightclub. St. 10pm-2am. New resident DJ Stevie G throwing RnB, Chart and Dance into the mix. Branwell Mill. 11pm-4am. DUB SUB & PUB. The Stag Inn. £5. Supported by residents. Victoria Place. 8pm-2am. £free. 22nd STAMINA LAUNCH PARTY Dubstep Cornwall presents its weekly night Sound Nightclub. Branwell Mill. of underground electronica and the latest in 11pm-4am. £5. Some of the South West’s Dubstep. 18+ finest dubstep DJ’s. Expect a full range of big Torquay beats and even bigger bass! FAT FREDDY’S BOAT PARTIES 29th SOUND 1st BIRTHDAY Harbour Pier, by Living Coasts, Sound Nightclub. Branwell Mill. boat leaves at 7pm - 10pm, £15 inc 11pm-4am. £5. Celebrsting a year of entry into Bohemia B4 11.30pm. Sound, with Hong Kong Ping Pong DJ’s and Different themed parties each week. a few surprises to make this a very special FRIDAYS. Bohemia Nightclub. party! Private invites from 9pm-11pm too. 41 Torwood St. 11pm-3am. £4 B4 Polzeath 12pm/£5 after. DJs on rotation including 22nd RIDDIM UP Carters 9pm- DJ Hype, Coalition, MC Daddy Earl, Jordan Suckle, Lee Haslam, DJ Gammer, DJ close. £free. Dj Tuskan & Steppin Razor Supreme, Ben Mcgowan and Jimmy P. playing dub, reggae, dancehall, bashment, FRIDAYS. Studio 22. 22 Victoria dubstep, jungle drum and bass with added Parade. The club on rotation is pumping Kuccia Giveaways! the best of grimey, dirty heavy Dance, DnB, Plymouth Dubstep and Hip Hop. THE BIG CHEESE. University of I LOVE INDIE. Rude Bar. 3 Victoria Plymouth Students Union. Drakes Parade. 9pm-2.30am. £2. With Electric Circus. 8pm. £1 B4 12/ £3after Kills Children. (NUS)/£2 B4 12/£4after. All the LADIES NIGHT. The Venue. 13 cheesiest tunes to get your weekend off to Torwood St. 9pm-1am. £3/ladies a flying start. £free all night. The biggest night in
the bay. OPEN DECKS NIGHT. Blue Cargo / Club 7 Braddons Hill. 8.30pm-1am. £free. All styles welcome. With resident DJs DJ R and Corzeneffect. Call Dave on 07990 790 888 for a set. 15th HINDSIGHT Bohemia, Torwood St, 10pm - 4am, £7/£5 B4 midnight. Hard style night with Kevin Energy playing his last ever set in Devon and Cornwall. Support comes from Nick the Kid, Above and Hard Kitty, Tek-Tonic, Nitrix & Luke Barnes. 22nd GARAGE NATION Bohemia, Torwood St, 10pm - 3am, £7/£5 B4 midnight. Garage night with Pied Piper and Paul Bowden. 29th TWISTED DESTINY Bohemia, Torwood St, 10pm - 3am, £7/£6 B4 midnight. Hardcore night with Hixxy, DJ SY and MC Storm.
FRESH FRIDAYS. L2 Nightclub. Calenick St. 9.30pm-2.30am. £free. DJ Tom Wills playing all the best party tunes. Lots of drink promotions inc. all Draught £2.50, Selected Spirits £1.50. HEDOFFICE . The Office. 10.30pmlate. £free. Start the weekend as you mean to go on. Speical night on the 29th as they present a Bristish Night. 8th HARDCORE INNOVATORS The Office 10pm - 2am, £8/£6 in adv. Hardcore touches down at the Office with the Lethal Theory Hardcore Innovatiors official tour with Joey Riot B2B with DJ Kurt and MC Enemy. Supports comes from Haywire B2B with Prospect, and local DJ’s Nathan Galley, Nabsii and MC Womble. 29th BICEP DUBSTEP The Office 10pm - 2am, £7/£6 in adv. Dubstep coming at ya, with the mighty Trolley Snatcha, supported by Skokk out, Beno and more. 29th DANNY BRYD. L2 Nightclub. Calenick St. 9.30pm2.30am. £7 in adv. Danny Byrd & The Brookes Brothers Coming To L2 For A Summer Drum&Bass Special1
Bass to House.
30th. SUMMER SOUND Hole in the Wall, Little Castle St 9pm-late. £10 weekend ticket/£6 day pass. Big weekender with guests over both nights inc BK, Joey Riot & Cally Gage. Supported by locals inc Scar, Skizm, Leon B, Jonez, Smile.e, DJ Tiny, Andi Shane, Aggey nd loads more.
TOAST. Toast. 10.30pm - 2am. £free. Sir Something different every week with guests Sir Vinyl of the Fattest on 4th & Eclectically Eclectic DJ Jennifer O Jenni on 11th June. SATURDAY. Q Bar. 15a Killigrew St. 8pm-2am. Always a massive night @ Q with the DJs spinning the best music for you to dance and drink to. See weekly invites for line-ups! WEEKEND WARM-UP. Remedies. The Moor. 10pm-2am. £3. 3 Bars, 2 Floors, 3 different DJs playing all sorts of different music from R&B to Cheese and Chart. 2nd LATE BIT The Poly, Church St 9pm-2,30am, £1. Dubstep with Monster! Monster! and live drumming from Mat Harding formally with Mclusky. Expect good tunes, games and a gaming inspired drinks menu too, all in the main gallery.
Gwithian 9th JELLY JAZZ The Sandsifter,
9pm-2am, £4 More jazz and funk with Pete Isaac and guests. 30th DUNE DANCE FESTY The Sandsifter, 8pm-4am, £12 in adv 2nd day of this weekender with guests Plump DJ’s, Logistics, Cyantific, Freerange DJ’s, Babyhead, Skint and loads more. Info 07527 689188.
9th S.W.A.T Outdoor site near Bochym on the Lizard, 9pm-6am, £15 in adv from 07927 687124 or Facebook - search Southwest Audiotek Special outdoor all nighter with Rowland the Bastard, 2Dark2Cornish, Defazed, Simmer, Jewel and loads more. Last party was rammed, this one looks like being the same.
RENAISSANCE. Rogue Nightclub. 38 The Strand. 10pm-3.30am. £5. All Newquay DJ EDGE. Belushi’s. Fore St. Till the best Commercial Club Classics from the late. £free. A live DJ night with a selection past two decades. of Hip Hop (mainly old school) , Funk, Electro, Camborne Soul, 80’s/90’s Pop. KRIS NEBROSO, The Clipper, 9pm GIRLS NIGHT OUT. Berties. East St. – 1am, £free. A night of Cheese + Chart Ladies £free B4 1am with flyer/£2. Party, Dance, R’n’B, Oldies and Motown DJ Will.B mixing the best chart/RnB/Dance/ tunes. Party/Indie and Old Skool. DJ proof keeps it Urban in Club 2. Guests Lauren from The Only Exeter ANGEL PRESENTS... Angel Bar. 32 Way is Essex on 30th July, Funda & Agne Queen St. 10pm-2am. £free. Different from Made in Chelsea on 6th August, and the legendary Judge Jules on 13th August. guests playing each week, check with bar KUNG FU-NKY. Level 3, 3-9 Beach for details. Rd 9pm-3am, £free. “House, Tech ESSENTIAL SATURDAY. Arena. House & Electronica with Tim Nice, Evil Summerland St. 10pm-3.30am. Genius & Friends. This is not your average £6.50otd. Best in Dance, Chart, Party Newquay Stag & Hen night out. This is where and RnB. the locals go to party, they are a music savvy INDIE CLUB. Cavern Club, 83-84 crowd, there for the music. Special guest on Queen St. 8pm-2.30am. £free B4 the 11th, Stephanie Sugarshaker. 9pm. The best in Indie/Alternative & Electro PASSION. Sailors. Fore St. Sounds from DJS Jake and Paddy. With 10.30pm-4am. £tbc. Chart, dance & live guests. retro tunes to shake your booty with John SATURDAYS. The Amber Rooms. London 161 Sidwell St. 9pm-3am. £free. PARTY NIGHT. Koola, 12 Beach Guest DJs dropping all things funky. WOBBLE. Timepiece. 7.30pm-2am, Rd10.30pm-4am. £tbc. Party night, with selected guests, see Chy Koola Facebook £3 B4 11pm with flyer. Mr. Onions lets page for more details. rip, dropping everything anything from R’n’B SATURDAYS. Red Square. Gover to Indie, Jazz to Pop, Funk to Rock, Drum &
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Clubs of Plymouth Students Union. Drakes Circus. 8pm. We have great music, great value for money and a great venue to ensure that everyone has a brilliant night. SUPER DUPER SOUND CLASH. Ride Cafe. 45 Tavistock Place. 9pm-2am. Featuring: Super Duper Dan’s block quaking five hour soundclash of dance floor mashups, megamixes & twisted Penzance basement noise. Leaping over dullness in a BARN CLUB. The Barn Club, single bound! Eastern Green 11pm-4am. £5/£2 SATURDAY FORUM. Jack Chams. B4 1am/£free B4 12am. Room 1 with 50 Ebrington St. Live show and DJ sets. Dj Martin Walker playing the best chart and FRESH CITY. Crash Manor. Union party music and Room 2 with DJ Joe Mills St. 10pm-4am. £4 B4 midnight with playing mash-ups remixes, bootleg dance flyer. R&B, Hip Hop, Bashment and UK and commercial tracks, more info at www. Funky with residents DJ Jonezy, DJ Snake thebarnclub.co.uk and DJ Badness. SOUND SATURDAY. Sound THE LOFT. The Loft 13 The Parade, Nightclub. Branwell Mill, Market Barbican. 11pm-3am. Andy Howard Jew Street. 11pm-4am. £2 1am. DJs plays a mixed bag of tunes. Boris & DS playing chart and commercial POWERHOUSE & CHEESE bangers! Special Guest in Room 2 (check out FACTORY. Zero’s. 24 Lockyer St. facebook for more info). 10.30pm- 5am. £5. DJ DARON main room: Chart remixes, Commercial Dance & 9th SIR VINYL 3RD BIRTHDAY The Ritz Petite. 8.30pm-2am. £10/£8 RnB. DJ FUZION upstairs: Cheesefest and camping up the top floor with Camp classics adv. Expect a real party with the Sir Vinyl through the years!! crew, alongside guests Sticky Serocee & Stush. Plus special surf movie premiere of DJ APACHE. View 2. Vauxhall St. ‘The Viking’ £5/£4/£3/free B4 10.30pm, 9pmlate. Playing RnB, Funk, House and Club 23rd DJ SYNTX Sound classics. Downstairs DJ Ryan Platts. Nightclub. Branwell Mill. 11pmSUPERFLY. Firefly. 2 Sherwell 4am. £5. Dizzle Rascal Tour DJ, spported Arcade. 9pm–5am. £free. Resident DJs by residents on rotation. Just J from Jac the Disco playing Plymouth a disco set downstairs and a banging club SUBHEAVY. Maggies. Bretonside set upstairs. Bus Station. 10pm-4am. £free. FREE CUBA PARTY. The B-bar. Dubstep night playing UK Funky, Grime and Barbican Theatre, Castle St. 8pm. Garage on a 10K subheavy sound. £free. Cocktails, Latin music, a steamy ULTIMATE SATURDAYS. University Lane. 10pm-4am. £free. An upfront mix of everything from Chart to Club, R&B to Dub... we have everything you’re looking for to make that ultimate Saturday night out in Newquay. 9th CORONA ISLAND TOUR Berties. East St. 10pm-late, £tbc. DJ Will.B mixing the dance tunes, chance to win a trip to Ibiza with Corona.
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atmosphere and dancing until late. PARTY NIGHT. Walkabout. Derrys Cross. 10pm-2am, £free. Latest chart & dance hits with DJ Darren Watts. SATURDAYS. Revolution. Derrys Cross. 8pm-2am, £free B4 11pm. A collection of party grooves, funky tunes, soul & old skool beats, RnB, Funky house, House & classic anthems over two floors. SATURDAY NIGHT MASH-UP. Bac Bar. North Hill. 10pm-3am. £free. DJ Skank Marvin, playing a bit of everything from dancefloor classics, mash-ups, cheese, dance, rock and funk. Anything that will get the crowd bouncing gets dropped!! SATURDAYS. Annabel’s Cabaret and Discotheque. 8pm-3am. £tbc. 2 floors of entertainment with live cabaret and discotheque. 9th HARDCORE RESURRECTION C103. 103 Union St. 9pm-6am. £12 in adv Special hardcore night with Gammer, Scott Brown, Trance Generator, Joey Riot, Al Storm, Klubfiller and many more over 3 rooms massive hardcore blown-out! 16th DISCO BIZ KIDS 5 Voodoo Lounge, Mayflower St 9pm-5am. £free Serious old skool session with DJ Future, Triple Hex, Skizzo, Pathogen, Hurry, Naz, Kenty & the legendary DJ Apache. 16th HARD KNOX C103. 103 Union St. 10pm-late. £tbc Hardstyle night with Ed E T, DTR, Matt Watering, St Mike O, Audio Mayham and more. 23rd TOP BILLIN White Rabbit, Bretonside. 10pm-4am. £3 Lee Scott with full live band, and suppot from Bill Shakes and locals.
16th ELECTRO CITY Carters,
9pm-12am, £tbc. Feturing The Bang Bang DJ’s playing all evening.
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COWBOYS The Balcony. 14 High Cross St. 9pm-3am. £8 Joe & Will Ask ? [Kitsune]and maybe some free scotch eggs!
THE BIG ONE. The Club. 14 High Cross St. 10pm-2am. £6. Massive party night with DJ Stevie G playing RnB, Dance, Hip Hop and DnB.
SATURDAYS. Bliss. 43/45 East St. 9pm-3am. £free B4 10.30pm with guestlist/£5 after 10pm. It’s the original big night out, with the biggest mix of Party, Dance and R & B.
Tiverton 30th PUKKA BEATS Twyford Inn 9pm-1am. £free.
FAT FREDDY’S BOAT PARTIES Harbour Pier, by Living Coasts, boat leaves at 6pm - 9pm, £15 inc entry into Bohemia B4 11.30pm. Various theme nights each week.KINDA FUNKY. Bohemia. 41 Torwood St. 10.30pm-4am, £4 B4 11pm/£6 after. Room1 plays R&B, Hip Hop and smooth Grooves. Room 2 for uplifting House, Trance and Dance anthems. REWIND. Rude Bar. 3 Victoria Parade. 9pm-2.30am. £free. Playing the best mix of classic Rock, Indie, 90’s anthems and chart. SATURDAYS. The Venue. 13
Torwood St. 10pm-3am. £free B4 12am for members/£2 B4 12am/£3. THE UNSTRUNG DJ. Banx Bar. 10pm-late. £tbc. Playing the best in dirty dance chart and cheese 23rd MOUNT THE CURB KILL THE PIRATE BOAT PARTY Meet boat at Torquay Pier (By Living Coasts) 6.30pm, 7pm-3am £25.00 from www.mountthecurb.co.uk£3 setting sail from Torbados and aiming to take over the high seas with a fat Funktion 1 rig and your good Pirate selves, so get your Pirate gear out, your eye patches on and lets get this party pumping. DJ’s Jason Wescott, Jack Bowden, Wasted Little DJ’s & Total Trash. After Party in Attic, Torwood St. Dress Code.. Pirates Baby!!! Oooooarrrhhh
SATURDAY SOCIAL. L2 Nightclub. Calenick St. 9.30pm-2.30am. £free B4 10pm/£3 B4 11pm/£5 after. DJ Matt Wing in Room 1 playing Chart, RnB, Hip Hop and Party Tunes. DJ Jason M in Room 2 playing House, Electro & Trance. Room 3 - Chillout Room. Room 4 - Lounge Bar. Special guest Mark Wright & DJ Fenton Gee on 23rd July. THE BIG NIGHT OUT. The Office. 1 River Walk. 10pm-late. £5. Weekend party for over 21’s, or over 18’s if in a big group.
WORLD BEATS. Timepiece. Little Castle St, 8pm-1.30am, £free. Latin, Salsa, Afro Beat, Reggae, Arabic & Spanish.
St. 6pm-late. £free. Hosted by Perry followed at 10pm with Titan Sound finishing off your weekend with PRESSURE DROP RootsRockReggae/Digital Dancehall.
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POLL PARTY Berties, East St 10pm4am, £tbc. Real pool party every week with dance tunes too. SINFULLY LOADED SUNDAYS. Sailors. 10.30pm-late. £tbc. Party night, with Pete Jordan - look out for Boardmasters Sundays with Utah Saints on 7th August. SUNDAY SESSIONS Fistral Beach Bar 2pm-late, £free. Presented by EatBeatz & Adski!, an afternoon of summer grooves to bask in the sun and watch it go down to followed by a night of upfront underground music. Expect Funk, breaks, 2step, dubstep, Drum and Bass, house, reggae, oldskool & hip-hop.
CHURCH OF ZERO’S SUNDAY SESSIONS. Zero’s. 24 Lockyer St. 10.30pm-1am. £free. Chart & RnB, and Dance. REQUEST. Firefly. 2 Sherwell Arcade. From 9pm. Everything from Dubstep to chill out, the music is yours to control all night, the perfect way to carry on with the weekend or chill out and wind down. LEGENDAIRY. The Dairy. 25 Bretonside. 6pm-late. 80’s & 90’s music. SUNDAY SESSIONS. Revolution, Derrys Cross. 10pm-2am. £free. In the Club, DJ Jonezy (a premier south west Urban and RnB DJ) brings you his legendary ‘Sunday Session.’
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Billed as Torquayâ€™s premier nightclub, The Venue in Torquay doesnâ€™t disappoint. This busy nightspot, popular with the locals and visitors alike, has a great party atmosphere. Resident DJ Neil Carpenter plays hands in the air chart and club classics for the fun-loving crowd. With their famous fortnightly foam parties throghout the summer this is one very popular destination. Photos: SHOTBYROB.COM.