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NEWS Calvin Harris at Eden + Vampire Weekend
THIS THIS MONTH MONTH WE WE ARE... ARE... …Waving goodbye! Well I am, the magazine isn’t going anywhere! After spending the last four years as the Editor of 247 Magazine, I am off to work with super cool PR company Coffin on Cake. I’ve had an absolutely brilliant time working at the magazine – being the editor is a kickass job and I’m proud to say I’ve been part of a creative, talented team, who make one of the best free regional magazines in the country. It’s also been great to be able to work in such a cool job and still live in the South West – who says you have to move to London to get a great job in the media? Ha! I’ll be sad to leave, and would like to thank Nigel for giving me the chance to be the editor all those years ago. Big shout out to all those who have contributed to the magazine over the last four years, thank you. I’ve met some great people, made some lovely friends and have generally had a awesome time. Love Lauren xxx
This years Eden Sessions have certainly stirred music fans into life across the region. Whilst great debates about the choice of acts rage online, we are pleased to see that Eden have booked a wide range of bands appealing to a range of different tastes, outside of the usual indie/ mainstream festival bands. Hence, 2010 sees the first big Dance themed Sessions with the mighty Calvin Harris headlining on Sat 3 July, supported by the Audio Bullys and Radio 1’s queen of mash up, Annie Mac. Another Session gig just announced as we went to press is New York indie quartet, Vampire Weekend returning to headline their own Session, after supporting The Raconteurs in 2008 at Eden. This time around, attention is all focused on them, with Broken Bells as support. For these that are unfamiliar, Broken Bells are an indie-rock duo comprising Brian Burton (other wise known as Danger Mouse of Gnarls Barkley fame) and James Mercer, lead singer and guitarist for The Shins. The group released their self-titled debut last month to critical acclaim and a top-ten berth in the US charts. Tickets for both these Sessions, alongside the already announced Mika are on sale for £35 + booking fee direct from Eden Box Office 01726 811972.
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THE EDGE SANDSIFTER REOPENS West Cornwall’s popular restaurant and bar, The Sandsifter opens this month under new management. With its prime position on Gwithian beach, the new owners are focusing on food and the dining experience, with no lavish parties that the venue was previously known for planned for a while! If your surfing down in that neck of the woods, check it out… THE UK’s ONLY RAVE FESTIVAL RETURNS It’s summer time, the sun is out (in theory anyway) so the team at Slammin Vinyl (promoters of the Westfest event in the Autumn), the UK’s leading rave promoters have put together a huge new festival on the August Bank Holiday weekend, running from Fri 27 – Sun 29th August. Sanctuary Outdoors will feature 16 arenas inc an outdoor stage,150 artists and takes place at Catton Hall Estate, East Midlands. More info and tickets at www. slamminvinyl.com KAT MARSH DVD LAUNCH Plymouth based singer and song writer, Kat Marsh launches her new DVD ‘Hunted’ on Sat 22 May at the Jill Craigie Cinema, at Plymouth University. The DVD will be screened at 4pm, followed by a live show at 7pm featuring performances from Josie Ghost (of Josie and the Lovecats), Celine Dos Santos, Josie Newton, Chloe Steer and Kat Marsh plus the full live band. The DVD package features four live videos, bonus behind the scenes featurette, an 8 track live CD and a full colour booklet of photos from the Hunted shoot. More info at www.myspace. com/katmarsh NEW RIDE OPENING? Is it or isn’t it opening? This has been the question on everyone’s lips in Plymouth for at least four years now! Well, according to a well placed source, it looks like...
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Auction for The Promise Club Ep Launch
Pendulum Competition This is your last chance to see rock/d’n’b act Pendulum before they embark on the summer festival circuit. With support coming from the excellent Subfocus who is blowing up all over the d’n’b scene right now, we have tapped up the promoters to giveaway one pair of tickets to the Plymouth Pavilions show on Sun 30 May. Just to go www.247magazine.co.uk to enter the competition. Tickets are still available for the Plymouth gig from www.plymouthpavilions.com
Driftwood Spars Camra Pub
The Driftwood Spars in St Agnes has kept its title as ‘Pub of the Year’ from CAMRA Kernow for 2010. Awarded in recognition of their dedication to the quality of the real ale they serve and the beer that Pete brews, the pub also were named as one of six finalists nationally for the title ‘Freehouse of the Year’ run by the Publican trade publication. Unfortunately they narrowly missed out on that national title, but it’s still a great achievement to be shortlisted. Don’t miss their next beer festival from 30th April – 3rd May. More info at www.driftwoodspars.co.uk
Training Course for Music Creators
Mic To Master is a series of two day events on recording techniques, mixing and mastering which are designed to give engineers, producers and all other creative audio enthusiasts an opportunity to learn expert tips and tricks of the trade from recording industry professionals. Each day features ‘keynote’ lectures addressing specific topics, masterclasses with renowned producers and listening sessions where participants can play their own work and discuss techniques to overcome specific problems. There will also be manufacturer sessions highlighting the latest cutting edge technology, practical demonstrations to show how technology can solve problems and forums where participants can fire questions at producers and manufacturing experts. The first event, on 7 – 8 May at Deep Blue Sound, Plymouth will feature guest lecturers Tony Platt, Al Stone, Simon Heyworth and Alan O’Connell, all of whom have a wealth of experience in the professional recording industry as producers and/or engineers and have worked with the likes of Jamiroquai, Mystery Jets, Depeche Mode and AC/DC. For more info and to sign up, call 01353 648888 or visit www.prismsound.com/trainingweekends
Currently recording their debut EP at Abbey Road Studios, Cornwall’s Auction for the Promise Club are set for a special 2010. This female fronted rock band has a sound that channels shoegaze through big melodies, giant hooks and huge choruses. They release their EP: One. on Fri 21 May and are marking it with a special party at Shades, Falmouth. Entry only £3 and the band will be playing live. Info at www. auctionforthepromiseclub.co.uk
Oxjam Recruiting Volunteers
Oxjam is recruiting for Music Event Organisers to help organize local music events for this years event running throughout October. The role is suitable for anyone wanting to put on a great gig whilst raising money for charity as all proceeds go to Oxfam. Oxjam will provide training and support to the candidates to help them to organise their own stand – alone local music event in their area to raise money for Oxfam. If you want to give it a go, visit www. oxfam.org.uk/get_involved/ fundraise/oxjam/article. php?ref=312 for more info.
Dopescribes DopeScribes are a Falmouth-based hip hop duo comprised of members, Dead Giveaway (Seth Coburn) and Cae Grey (Spencer Woods). Emerging in Falmouth’s music scene in 2008, the double act have advanced since their humble beginnings on the open mic circuit to take a more active role in the South West music scene, performing at a variety of venues across Cornwall and supporting recognised hip hop acts including Skinnyman in ’09 and more recently Louis Logic. Following a stint in the drum and bass community DopeScribes are now determined to revive the local hip hop scene, distancing themselves from Cornwall’s reputation for ‘novelty’ hip hop acts yet unwavering in their focus on representing music in the South West. Unconcerned with the commerciality of chart hip hop and uninterested in perpetuating a negative image, the duo’s sound caters to a more seasoned audience who prize penmanship over promos. Dopescribes tell tall tales of life in the doldrums between bouts of multisyllabic wordplay, recounting sombre love stories with hard hitting sincerity before erupting into vibrant verses of shameless self-promotion. In a grime and dubstep dominated climate DopeScribes’ variety is a clear indication of their intent to return to the roots of British hip hop. Absorbed in promoting musical talent in the South West, DopeScribes’ firm belief in the potential for a hip hop movement in Cornwall is the reason behind their newest venture – Lost and Proud on the 3rd June, at Toast in Falmouth. Planned as a monthly event, their objective is to supply a forum for local hip hop acts and performance poets to perform and promote themselves, encouraging collaboration between artists to encourage the growth of a healthy scene.
Industry Night at The Dairy New bar on the block, The Dairy is a great all things dairy themed drinking establishment on the Barbican. Located just round the corner from Bretonside Bus Station, the owners have stepped up the bar experience, even serving their signature cocktail in old skool milk bottles! Aside from monthly live music nights featuring resident musician Simon Holmes, they have launched a special bar industry night on Sunday nights – Legendairy ,offering a chance to wind down and hang out with like-minded souls to round off the weekend. The Sunday club is open to anyone working in the late night trade, with special drinks offers, special trade cards, which entitle holders to special offers and discounts. Drinks deals include double your round for £1, cocktail deals and a choice of over 36 different rums from around the world. The Sunday club runs from 6pm until late every Sunday, see www.thedairyonline.co.uk for more info.
THE EDGE ...the wait might finally be over as the finishing touches are put to the all new Ride Club on Vauxhall St, on the Barbican, Plymouth. Set over two floors, with a spectacular roof top smoking area, the venue sounds like a great addition to the Plymouth nightlife scene. Check out the Ride Bar/Café Facebook page for more details and updates as they are confirmed. BARBICAN JAZZ AND BLUES A must for all Jazz and Blues fans, the Plymouth based international festival returns from 1-9 May at numerous venues around the Barbican in Plymouth. Current Presspack Sessions artists, Thomas Ford and Vince Lee are playing at the festival, alongside acts such as Empirical, Dennis Rollins, Claire Martin & Ian Shaw. Check www.barbicanjazzand bluesfestival.com for more info MAKER TICKETS Tickets for Maker Rame Dance (formerly the Maker Festival) taking place on 2-4 July are now on sale and selling fast. With NO day tickets this year, if you want to go, get your weekend tickets now from www.makerfestival. co.uk Tickets cost £45 and only 1,000 are available! Youth tickets £35 (17 – 13 years) Only available with a full paying adult. Children under 12 FREE. The event will feature a main stage as well as a dance/reggae zone, the cabaret stage, the campsite, trade stalls, bars and food. CITY CENTRE CYCLE TOUR IN EXETER Cycle fans need to mark Thurs 3 June as the Halford Tour Series (rd 4) returns to Exeter for some fast, intense race action as ten teams battle head to head around a 1.5mile course in the city centre. With TV coverage on ITV4, last year over 12,000 spectators saw Dean Downing take top spot on the podium with his team, Rapha-Condor, taking the overall leaders jersey. Ed Clancy of Team Halfords-Bikehut won the sprint competition as his team went on to take the overall Series title. CHEW TV GOES EUROPEAN WIDE Check this out www. europrixtv.com - The new web TV network by Plymouth based youth internet station, Chew TV. Launched to showcase and promote Europe’s best digital and interactive media, the channel will also host the Europix Multimedia Awards, see the website for more info.
NEWS Exeter Respect
Taking place on Sat 5 and Sun 6 June, Exeter Respect is a free, city wide event celebrating the rich diversity in the city using performing and creative arts to say no to racism and all forms of prejudice and to promote multicultural understanding. Based at Belmont Park, the weekend will include world music, art, workshops, displays, playday, stalls and food. MC for the weekend is our very own Arash Torabi and acts such as NUMB, Zambula and Dr Joel who will all be performing for free over the weekend from 12pm-6pm each day. More info at www.exeterrespect.org
The Jelly Jazz 17th Birthday Party
Surely one of the longest regular nights in the Southwest celebrates 17th long years in the game at the Hippo, Plymouth on Fri 7 May. From Jelly’s humble roots at The Quay Club on Plymouth’s historic Barbican, Jelly Jazz has gone on to become one of the world’s longest running club sessions with parties across the South West and beyond, inc. Canada, New Zealand, France, Poland, Norway, Spain and Holland. Joining Jelly Jazz in the birthday celebrations will be the Cornish funk band The Underbelly who are currently getting major international props for their driving up tempo dancefloor funk. Fresh from a great sell out concert at the Eden Arts Cafe last month, they recently played a live session on the BBC6 Music’s Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show to awesome response, and earning the title ‘The discovery of the year’ from Craig himself. Support on the night comes from the original Jelly Jazz DJ duo of Pete Isaac and Griff. Tickets £8/£6 in adv from www.hippolive.co.uk and usual outlets.
Ben Howard Tour
Up and coming artist, Ben Howard is currently busy recording his debut album, in between touring in Europe, and his Penzance show on Fri 28 May at the Acorn Arts centre will be Ben’s biggest headline show in Cornwall to date and is also the last stop on his first ever European headline tour! This will also be the first chance for fans to hear some of the new tracks from the forthcoming debut album. He is supported by Lauren Pritchard, with the imminent release of her ‘The Jackson Sessions’ EP (03rd May) followed by the album, Lauren has been picking up some really positive press. She continues to tour the UK and America and has recently performed with Paul Weller at his BBC 2 in Concert show. Tickets are £8 in adv and available from www.seetickets.com 0871 2200260, or the Acorn Box office 01736 365520
Cultural Vibes Weekender
Following on the massive sell out reunion party last summer, the promoters below the legendary 90’s club nights, Cultural Vibes have stepped things up and are putting on a full on Weekender event at Crasken Farm, near Helston, Cornwall on 11 – 13 June. With a huge line-up of house guests including Greg Wilson, Prins Thomas, Shades of Rhythm playing LIVE, DIY Jack, Jon Dasilva, Adrian Luvdup and many more, this is shaping up to be a seriously good quality real weekend party. With three arena’s, on site camping, food, bars, quality sound systems and production, tickets are now available from www.culturalvibes.co.uk first come, first served! 10 |
Rattler Festival Competition
Attention cider fans, Cornish brothers, Sam and Joe Healey have just launched their new Berry Rattler Cyder, to sit alongside Cornish Rattler and Pear Rattler. The new Berry Rattler Cyder initiative coincides with a new look for the Rattler Cyder bottle with an updated label for 2010 calling on the brands Cornish roots and heritage. Rattler is regularly enjoyed by those in the know, over-looking the ‘Rattler beach’ at Perranporth, Cornwall with which the Healey family has a long history. Rattler Cyder is made the Healey family way: with tradition, passion, and plenty of Healey’s cyder sense. Yes – it really is possible to get a taste of laidback Cornwall in a bottle. In case you’re wondering, Cyder is the Cornish way of spelling cider! Available in 500ml bottles Berry Rattler is available now at Healey’s Cyder Farm and online at http://www. thecornishcyderfarm.co.uk/cydershop.htm, priced at £2.50 a bottle. Also available from outlets, supermarkets and St Austell Brewery pubs throughout the Southwest.
We have a special Rattler Gift Pack to give away, as well as tickets to the Healey’s Cyder Festival on Fri 21 May. To enter, just go to the competitions page at www.247magazine.co.uk Entries close Mon 17 May and you must be over 18 to enter.
Lostfest Lostwithel’s annual Daphne Du Maurier arts and
literature festival, held by the river Fowey returns on Sun 16 May with up and coming funk band, Underbelly who headline an afternoon of free, funk, ska, soul, afro beat, brass, jazzy breaks, dub and reggae. Support comes from Backbeat Sound System, Hong Kong Ping Pong and Freshly Squeezed who finish a day of street festival fun and frolics. Free entry, and the day runs from 12.30pm-9pm.
NEWS UK’s Highest Biggest ever Arts Dance Fest Featuring 26 DJs over three stages, Summit ‘10 takes place on Sat 22 May at Kit Hill, nr Callington – overlooking Cornwall on a site that is claimed to be the highest in the UK. Three arenas of Hard dance, D’n’B & dubstep with guests M-Zone, Nicky Blackmarket, Drumsound, Bassline Smith and a huge line-up of locals ensure this is going to be a banging festival. Tickets and more info at www. summitfestival.co.uk
Love Riot 4th Birthday Crazy dancefloor antics are the normal at any Love Riot party, but expect things to be stepped up a gear as they celebrate their 4th birthday on Sun 30 May at The Sandbar, Praa Sands. Why? Because they have two of the UK’s next big things headlining – some guy called Grum and Fenech-Soler whose music is flying all over the Radio 1 airwaves and dancefloors across the UK. Support comes from the usual residents, so get yourself set for 5hrs of Love Riot party action. Tickets and info at www.slut.co.uk
Café event at EDEN Just in case you’ve had your head buried in a bucket of sand, your phone nicked and haven’t been near the internet for the past month, this is a late reminder for the huge, epic 247 Magazine and Eden Arts Café promoted event – Rumble in the Jungle taking place at the Eden Project, St Austell, Cornwall on Fri 7 May. Supported by Smirnoff Creative Grants, the event will take over the whole site with multiple arenas, creating a mini festival vibe and boasts one of the biggest underground line-ups ever seen at the venue. Chase and Status headline as part of their live Spring tour, supported by Subfocus, Benga, Friction, Krafty Kuts, Freestylers, A-Skillz, Deekline, Nick Thayer, Diraeli and many more. Tickets are still available from Eden Box Office 01726 811972 or www. therumbleinthejungle.co.uk
Sir Vinyl 2nd Birthday
June 5th Sir Vinyl of the Fattest kick off the summer with their second birthday party. Special guests Toddla T and MC Serocee head to Penzance to smash up the dancefloor at what will be the last ever night of Club 2K in its present form. For those of you who don’t know, Sheffield-born Toddla T has been killing the international dancehall for the last couple of years with his wicked mix of ragga, bassline, garage, dub and dubstep, holding down a residency at Fabric, a weekly Radio 1 show and putting the finishing touches to his latest album, out end of May.
Powerboat P1 Music Festival
To round off a hot day’s Powerboat racing off the coast of Penzance, the Powerboat P1 organisers have added a two-day music festival to showcase 12 local bands, including hometown boys – iPony who are using the event to launch their new EP Gunpowder. Lead singer, Sam Strick said: “It’s really exciting to be asked to headline SuperStock Rocks. It’s going to be one of the biggest events to ever happen in Penzance and will give a lot of positive coverage for the town. Superstock Rocks will run alongside the main event on the water on Sat 22 and Sun 23 May and is based at the Zero Lounge, Penzance. More info at www. powerboatp1.com
So what are you up to right now? We’re out here in Boston at the moment. There’s ten of us out in the States doing the live show with a tour bus. We just did two nights in New York, started in Chicago and now we are headed down towards Asheville. Tell us about the latest LP then. I read somewhere that you’d gone back to a more solo based way of working to get it done? Is that a fair way of describing it? Well no I think it’s the same as it’s always been. ‘Days to Come’ was still...
But there will come a time by the end of the year I’ll be thinking, “Right, stop! No more tour buses or airports.” It comes around in cycles. How do you generally write songs? I picture you as a kind of sonic painter. What comes first…beat, melody, chord sequences, or just sounds? There’s no regimented way of starting. It’s usually just a process of experimentation. I’ll usually just try and find melody and rhythm within an abstract sound, especially in a track like ‘Kiara’ off the new album. The
Yeah because you’ve got these certain things in your headspace, things you’re referencing at that exact time. So I try to get as much done as I can and try to do a tune in one session even if that means staying up till 7am. You’re only going to be in that place once so you have to capture it when you can. I was just listening to the track ‘Black Sands’ and it gets pretty epic with full orchestral involvement. Do you ever do a big track in the studio and then think, ‘Shit! How are we going to do that live?’ No, I’ve never compromised the music
“I’VE NEVER COMPROMISED THE MUSIC FOR THE SAKE OF NOT BEING ABLE TO PERFORM IT” Words: Glyn Griffiths
One of the biggest challenges in any musician’s career is to rise above the pigeon-holes of their era to be recognised as truly outstanding musicians. Like many other electronica artists of the last decade, creating atmospheric music that wasn’t easily defined, Bonobo’s music has often been unhelpfully labelled as ‘lounge’, which doesn’t do credit to the artistry behind it. Fans love his rich sonic landscapes, richer in melody and lighter on the beats than some of his contemporaries like Amon Tobin, Matthew Herbert or Aphex Twin. Bonobo’s latest album ‘Black Sands’ displays his full range of talents from lush folky instrumentals, songs with Ninja Tunes’ rising star Andreya Triana, and upbeat abstract electronica. Griff from Jelly Jazz caught up with Bonobo in the middle of promoting the LP in the US.
...a solo record really. They all are. The process has been the same since I started out. It’s always just been me sat in a small studio with a few machines. I think there’s a misconception that it’s a more collaborative collective thing. I play pretty much all of the instruments on all of the records. Solo electronic artists have often been under pressure over the last twenty years to perform their records live. Is performing some thing that you do naturally or are you more comfortable in the studio? I like both. Right now I’m happy to be spending the next two months on a tour bus because it’s been a long time making this record and I sort of feel like now I want to get out and play it. It almost feels like a sort of reward for having spent so much time in the studio.
main body of that tune is just sort of processed abstract noise, and then just playing it and finding harmony and a baseline. I guess it’s the same way that you look at anything. You can see a sort of rough shape of something… everything has got a tune and a pitch and a rhythm so it’s sort of applying harmony. Are you quite visual with sound? You talk about seeing it as a shape? Yeah what’s that called when people do that? Synesthesia? When you start something, your mind is always in a certain place. And you have to sort of use that moment to get as much done as you can. So it is almost like a painter trying to capture particular light conditions or a mood or something like that?
for the sake of not being able to perform it or never let the live show inform how the studio production is going to sound. I like that epic-ness. But you can do that anyway. We played that Black Sands tune last night in Boston.
Bonobo’s new LP Black Sands is now available on Ninja Tune Records. If you want to check out Bonobo playing live in the South West, he plays at the Gloucester Guild Hall on 20 May, The Hippo in Plymouth on 21 May (www.hippolive. co.uk) and the Bristol O2 Academy on 22 May (www.o2academybristol. co.uk). To read a longer version of this interview, see the interviews section of www.247magazine.co.uk or the features section of the Jelly Jazz website www.jellyjazz.com
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Thanks for taking the time to talk to us, are you doing a lot of these interviews right now? “Yeah I have another four to do and we have artists here waiting to rehearse” Oh, who do you have? “there’s Delilah a new signing to Atlantic records, Mc Rage of course and blanked out oh wait, I shouldn’t have said that it’s a surprise” I’ll just write down here that Jay Z and Rihanna are on tour with you… “Yeah they are both on the tour bus” laughs I’ll put down Rihanna washes your socks for you.
Words by Plym ouths 14 th best Dj Aldo Vanucc i
You’re playing Rumble in the Jungle, how are the Southwest shows compared to he rest of the country or world? “Its a very, very long drive. I played a gig recently in Plymouth then the same night did Cornwall, that was hectic, my driver let me down so I had to get the train, great nights though. I’ve heard the Eden Project is great though, it’ll be the first time in a while of being on a line up of Djs as well” I heard another pair of producers have had to change their publishing from 50/50 to 75/25 as one of them just sits around in the studio smoking weed and talking shit, while the other one does all the work, how do you two divvy up the productions? “We are both very productive, it changes from track to track, we both have our own set ups and work on stuff together then when we come together we’ll finish off parts on each others tracks, but there’s never been a track that’s been solely made by one of us. Also there’s so much to be done with our business, we run a label etc there’s always something to do so we just get on with it.” You now work with A list artists, how much of a come down is it for you being interviewed by Plymouths 14th best Dj? “I haven’t heard of the other 13 though. To be honest it makes a change to be interviewed by someone who sounds quite normal..” I could get my missus for you, she would beg to differ “.. yeah so would my ex, thing is with the a list people, they are usually quite grounded and just like you and me, I think success can help with that.”
“I do like a nice donut, even like a Subway one, the sugary ones, they’re alright.”
There aren’t many producers in the world right now that can name drop collaborating with Snoop Dogg, Rihanna and Jay Z, there aren’t many live shows where you will feel the full power of drum n bass, dubstep and rock through to your very soul, and it’s such a shame that those kind of acts don’t frequent the southwest when they do their “nationwide” tours that never come further than Bristol. Hold on... CHASE AND STATUS. Boom! 16 |
When was the turning point in your career, when did you think ‘we’ve made it’ and did you buy gold spinning rims for your car? “I’m the original wasteman, I can’t drive, I’m a passenger. I don’t think we have made it, we’ve had some great achievements but we still have a long way to go, which, when you reach them you set yourself some more.” If I had to describe your ‘sound’ I would say it is banging and on point production with great melodies and hooks, but how would you describe what you do to my nan? “I’ve had to describe that to a few nans recently actually, I say
I’m a music producer and I’m in a band that plays music. If I say what I play it’ll be the guitar...” So when you labelled the Nneka mix ‘just bought a guitar mix’ that was you? ‘... yeah I always wanted a certain guitar when I was a kid, so when I’m on stage rocking out with my guitar that’s my dream come true” Your rise to super stardom has been very similar to Pendulum, how are you gonna avoid turning rubbish like they are now? “I’m not commenting on Pendulum. We have had a lot of in house discussions about this though, after making music for others it takes a bit of time to readjust to making music for yourselves. We still want to make cutting edge music and we want to stay true to ourselves. We’ve also never wanted to just do one style, our first track was quite a hard gnarly sound, then we did quite a liquid track and people were saying “oh I didn’t know you did liquid?”. We want to continue changing things up and keep it interesting” What’s better, producing in the studio, Djing, playing live or eating donuts? “Oh I do like a nice donut, even like a subways one, the sugary ones, they’re alright. Making music, touring or djing with records, it’s all what it’s all about, if we weren’t doing it then this would be what we dreamed about doing, you can’t be being somewhere and having the whole crowd sing one of your songs back to you unless you make the music!.” If Chase and Status were an ice cream, what flavour would it be? “Will would be something like a banoffee flavour and I’d be Vanilla with chocolate sauce, keep it simple you know” I hear you signed Nero, nice move, they’re wicked, who else is on your label? “16 bit and Redlight, he just released ‘Stupid’ on Shy FX’s Digital Soundboy label which is wicked” With the Nneka remix, you turned an album track into an absolute anthem, how picky are you with remixes and what’s the worst you’ve turned down? “We do turn down a lot, it’s usually just about the track, when we did the Jay Z one we was at Roc Nation and they said would you do this and we just said yes, we are massive fans of the White Lies so we did the “death” one and with Nneka the vocal is just so amazing, it’s all about the quality of the track. My career could be described by three words “determination over ability”, what three words describe yours? “Just got started”
Thanks very much for your time and good luck with the tour. Chase and Status play Rumble in the Jungle at Eden Project, Cornwall on Fri 7 May, Bristol O2 Academy on Sat 8 May, the National Adventure Sports Show at The Royal Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet on 10 July and Boardmasters in Newquay on Fri 6 August.
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In the third of our Press Pack Sessions, Joe Biddle of Press Pack Studios chats to Vince Lee, virtuoso blues guitarist and vocalist. To see a video of the interview, filmed and edited by Scot Weller of Fire and Ice Productions, go to www.247magazine.co.uk. When he was a teenager, Vince tried his hand at gardening and restoring classic cars, but soon quit to concentrate on playing music full time and hasn’t had a day job since, which has turned out pretty well. He learnt to play guitar by dissecting old blues records by the likes of T-Bone Walker, Freddie King and Hollywood Fats – he never had a teacher and doesn’t read music, and everything he plays is a result of listening and developing an ear for music. He’s a busy man, and is involved in lots of musical projects; Vince Lee & The Big Combo, The Wildcards, Thomas Ford & The Dirty Harmonys, his duo with vocalist Becca Langsford and a regular duo gig with bass player Al Wallis. We had a quick chat with Vince – but to get the full story, head to the website to check out the video. You’ve just done a European tour – tell us a bit about it… I spent three weeks traveling with my main touring band The Wildcards. We played shows in Belgium, Holland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Finland, fourteen shows in all. The tour was arranged to promote The Wildcards brand new album ‘When The Moon Shines Bright’ which we released in February 2010. It is available now at www.rootscd.com. All the shows on tour were great, in particular The Jeppis Blues Festival in Finland was pretty cool. It was the last night of the tour and we shared the stage with our old friends Wentus Blues Band... We covered about 5000 miles in our Transit van and it got damn cold in Sweden and Finland, 27 below I think! What inspires you to make music? I think I am naturally inspired to make music; it’s the only thing that has been consistent in my life so far. I have used it as therapy in darker times and it got me through some really low points in my life. Over the last two years I have found a lot of inspiration working with younger musicians. I always felt there was a lack of blues talent in Plymouth; it has always been a struggle to find like-minded players to work with. I worried that the blues was becoming a dying art in my hometown so it has been a relief to find a younger generation of players keeping it alive here. I’ve had the pleasure of performing with some great musicians who really “get” what the blues is all about! Among others, Thomas Ford and Becca Langsford have opened the music up to a younger audience here. This can only be a good thing. I think the city has always had a strong music scene but I think the standard of musicianship is a lot higher these days. There are quite a few live music venues
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in and around the Plymouth area and no shortage of good bands to see. I’d say it was healthier than ever. Where do you see your musical career heading over the next few years? I am at the final stages of mixing the mammoth task that is The Big Combo’s second album. I have been working on it for the last three years... The album features the regular three piece Combo with added Hammond organ from Paul ‘Bomber’ Harris, Becca Langsford and Becky Brine on backing vocals, George Comer on tenor and baritone saxes, Ian Petitt on trumpet and Patrick ‘James’ Pearson on strings. We have some great talent here in the South West so I look forward to spreading the word about it! How often do you play live gigs? I have a weekly residency at The Blues Bar and Grill on The Barbican every Tuesday night and I guess in an average week I do 4 to 5 shows. It never really gets tiresome. I get to meet some interesting people and I have performed all over Europe in places I would have never seen if I weren’t a musician. I enjoy taking my music to new places and seeing the reaction it gets. We have got some great festivals coming up this summer, which will keep me motivated and busy. I’m looking forward to summer gigs – after that European tour I think I’ve seen my share of snow this year!
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Here’s the next instalment of our summer-long festival coverage… yes, that’s right, festival season is here! Grab your wellies and sunblock, and get along to one of these totally RAD local festies.
RUN TO THE SUN
PORT ELIOT FESTIVAL
WHERE: Upcote Farm, Withington, Cheltenham WHEN: 16 – 17 July WHO: Frank Turner, Metronomy,
Errors, Pulled Apart By Horses, Headphone Disco, The Subways, Bombay Bicycle Club, 65 Days of Static, The Xcerts, Crazy Arm, Sonic Boom Six, Little Fish, Kill It Kid, Sparrow & The Workshop, The Sidestep Project, Jake Morley, Shoes and Socks Off WONGA: Adult £50, Child (10 and under) £free WHY: Initially started as a reaction to the spiralling costs of going to mainstream festivals, 2000 Trees is also about exciting new British music. 2000 Trees is a very ecologically focused festival, with a big emphasis on recycling, serving locally produced food in biodegradable containers, using biodiesel to power the festival and most importantly, having a policy that all artists at the festival are UK based, resulting in fewer miles travelled to reach the festival, and zero use of air transport. WEB: www.twothousandtreesfestival.co.uk
WHERE: St Germans, Saltash, Cornwall WHEN: 23 – 25 July WHO: Ralfe Band plays Bunny and The Bull, Luke Haines, Fionn Regan, Danny and the Champions of the World, Justin Adams and Juldeh Camara, Sam Carter, The Leisure Society, Louis Eliot & The Embers, The Boutique Book Club Band, A Beach Supreme, The Bucket Boys, Braga Tanga, Princes In The Tower, Black Friday and many more. WONGA: Adult £130, Child (8-15) £50 WHY: The festival is set in the beautiful grounds of a stately home, and is now in it’s seventh year. With its roots in literature (it was previously called Port Eliot Lit Fest), the festival is an annual celebration of words, music and imagination. Besides an eclectic musical line up, authors/ speakers appearing include Tim Smit (Eden Project) and Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall, alongside fashion designers including Luella Bartley, Anna Sui and Barbara Hulanicki WEB: www.porteliotfestival.com
WHERE: The Wyldes, Week St Mary, near Bude,
WHERE: Shobrooke Park Estate, Crediton, Devon WHEN: 27 – 29 August WHO: MJ Cole, Acoustic Ladyland, Polar Bear, Dizraeli, 6
WHEN: 31 July WHO: The King Blues, Crazy Arm, Little Fish, Eliza
Dolittle, Ex Lovers WONGA: £20 including camping and parking WHY: : Now in it’s fifth year, Leopallooza started off as a guerrilla gig in a field, with some good mates getting together in a true DIY festival spirit. Leopalooza is where live music, tents, alcohol, good good people, sausages, sun, mud, burning cars, an appreciation of the north Cornish nation, cider, neon, power riffs, straw, rain, rumours, fields and portaloos COLLIDE... With no corporate sponsorship, this awesome little boutique festival is a fun packed day of excellent music and entertainment on a great site, with a great bar called The Flying Squirrel, which has a view of both stages. It also has an eatery, called The Hungry Badger. Tickets go on sale from 1 May at www.leopallooza.com, or Gul Surf Stores in Bude, Plymouth, Truro, Padstow or Newquay. WEB: www.leopallooza.com 26 |
Day Riot, Doll And The Kicks, Kate Tempest, 2562, Spiro, Kat Marsh, Elvis Mcgonagall, Rosie Vanier, Matt Harvey, Julia Biel, Backbeat Soundsystem, Vid Warren and loads more. Jam The Channel host the Temple of Dance. WONGA: Adult weekend £60, Youth (13-16yrs) £45, under 13s £free, day tickets £22 WHY: This is one of the South West’s best boutique style festivals with some top local talent joining recognised names on the line up. The theme this year is global safari! Aeon boasts a gorgeous location, with their Prophecy Stage set in a natural amphitheatre, with a huge lake as a backdrop. Cabaret Voltaire will present an eclectic mix of spoken word, dance and global jazzy music, swing, folk, and more. The Jazz Potato stage will feature performances from Sika Studios, Magic Hatstand, Benji’s Reggae Bus and much more. WEB: www.aeonfestival.com
RTTS 2010 is a proper festival, an anything goes festival, a festival that combines the unique beach life of Newquay with V-dubs, custom cars and dance music – you can have it full-on, hardcore, chilled, messy or civilian. It’s your choice and don’t let anyone tell you differently. Run To The Sun is the ultimate mix of motors, entertainment and big name DJs and live music – VW lovers have been making a pilgrimage down to Cornwall for this festival since 1987. One of the coolest parts of this festival is the cruise from London to Newquay. Kicking off at Reading services at 9am, by the time the cruise hits the South West there are hundreds of VWs following each other, which really enhances the sense of camaraderie at this festival – if you get the chance to see the cruise you’ll see some awesome VWs – and if you can take part in it, then that’s even better. See their website for more details on the stops that the cruise makes along the journey from Reading to Newquay. New for 2010, ravers will welcome the Morph Tent, which will play techno and minimal, a 12 hour dubstep marathon, turntablism and heavy drum ‘n’ bass, with awesome visual effects and a top DJ lineup (TBA). This year, the Silent Disco returns for the third time, and will be held on each of the three nights. The Shakin Shack sets up a more chilled vibe and will be home to RTTS’s acoustic sessions. And don’t miss the Show and Shine on Sunday 30 May at Tregunnel Car Park, where you can lust over all the shiny VWs that enthusiasts have brought along. Campervans are available to hire, as well as there being plenty of camping space.
WHERE: Trevelgue Holiday Park, Newquay WHEN: 28 – 31 May WHO: Sub Focus, Hype, Freestylers, Eddy Temple Morris, Lisa Lashes,
Darren Styles, Anne Savage, Kutski, BK, Scott Atrill, Micky Slim, Fran Cosgrave, Rob Tissera and many more. Live acts to be announced WONGA: Adults £75, children £37.50 WHY: www.runtothesun.co.uk
We have a pair of tickets to give away to Aeon Festival 2010. To enter, go to www.247magazine.co.uk
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PLYMOUTH VOLKSFEST Comedy, camping, cabaret, live music, DJs, and the ever popular VW Show ‘n’ Shine are all part of Plymouth Volksfest. The festival takes place at Newnham Park, a beautiful oak wooded valley at the heart of a 1550 acre country estate nestled between Plymouth and the foothills of Dartmoor National Park in Devon. New for 2010, the Big Top arena will host most of the bands performing at the festival, and the bar. The organisers of Volksfest pride themselves on booking local talent to perform at the festival, so expect to see some top notch South West musicians doing their thing – including Vince Lee and the Big Combo (see our interview with Vince in this month’s magazine). The Cabaret Stage will bring you comedy, music and DJs, and there’s a kids area with all kinds of stuff to keep the little ones entertained, from Weapons of Sound percussion workshops to circus skills workshops. And for those who like to dress up, Saturday night is fancy dress night – anything goes so get your thinking caps on! This year, the Show ‘n’ Shine will focus on cars on Saturday, and vans on Sunday. Go to the website to download an entry form so you can show off your vee-dub! Vehicle enthusiasts will also like the Autojumble where VW parts, memorabilia and other classic and period items will be available to buy.
WHERE: Newnham Park, Plymouth WHEN: 28 – 31 May WHO: Goldie Lookin Chain, Neville Staple,
Zion Train, Two Spot Gobi, The Mahones, Mad Dog Mcrea, Vince Lee and the Big Combo, The Van Daniels, The Quails, The Wireless, Hillside Heroes, Public Imitation Ltd, The Undertones, Dreadzone, Richard James and the Redoubt, Roadside, The Teleheads, Kernuyck, Fishermans Mission, Strangle Kojack and Oracy. WONGA: Adult £45, 14 – 16 yrs £12, 10 – 13 yrs £5, 5 – 9 yrs £3. WHY: www.plymouthvolksfest.co.uk
Music Breaks & Beats
Jazz / Funk
Frost Byte EP (Innerground) After the huge success of Marky & S.P.Y ‘Give Me Your Love EP’, the Innerground HQ keep the quality flowing as S.P.Y takes the hot seat to show you why he’s currently the most talked about Drum & Bass producers in the scene. S.P.Y gives us four absolute gems, whether it’s the cold ‘Frostbyte’ or the summer vibes on ‘Like A Dream’ this EP has it all. You may be familar with a few of these tracks if you checked out the recent ‘DJ Marky & Friends Presents: Makoto’ mix. A must have for any Drum & Bass fan! In:sight/Ollie Evans
The Jasmine Minks Poppy White EP (Oatcake Records)
History lesson: Jasmine Minks were one of the first bands on Alan McGee’s Creation Records, former home of Primal Scream, Oasis, My Bloody Valentine and Super Furry Animals. This EP was recorded in the early 90s, and it’s finally released in memory of former guitarist, Foosky (whom along with the band’s roadie, Mark, has since sadly passed away). Four strong songs with chiming guitars and harmonies aplenty, including my favourite, the ‘60s-driven Rain. This is a band with soul. Arash Torabi
Sparrow and The Workshop
Crystal Falls (Distiller Records) Glasgow-based, female-fronted trio deliver a quirky and energetic debut album, featuring re-recorded songs from last year’s two EPs plus new material. With male/female harmony vocals, crashing guitars and pounding drums, the band fuse elements of country, punk and folk, but they know how to use their influences without regurgitating or resorting to obvious clichés. At a time when the music industry is infested with tiresome ‘80s throwbacks, Sparrow and the Workshop are a breath of fresh air. Arash Torabi
Urban / Hip Hop
Dance / Electronica
Reggae / Dubstep
romantic vision is revealed with the electro-rock of True Love 1980, which opens the set. The charging Joys Kicks Darkness fires on all cylinders, and the emotional but enjoyable shenanigans continue with Arcadia. There’s no doubt about the fact that Ash can still deliver the goods: pop sensibilities with a kick-ass rock and roll edge. We like. A lot. Arash Torabi
Asaf Avidan & The Mojos
The Reckoning (Telmavar/Columbia Records) Debut album by Israeli five-piece with more than just a casual nod to Janis Joplin and Led Zeppelin. They belt out their songs with energy and guts, which I’m sure would sound fantastic in a live set. But on a songwriting level, they rely WAY too much on the blues, resulting in bland and heard-it-all-before melodies. The only songs that show any imagination or creativity are the folk-tinged Maybe You Are and Devil’s Dance. They could make a decent album if they cut out the blues and the pointless howling, and concentrated on writing songs. Arash Torabi
New Day (Phoenix Down Records) First impressions are always important, but with this release I got it so wrong, the name and artwork don’t say, “dope UK album with consistent production and nice flows throughout”, yet that is what it is. Chima Anya is making all the right moves: credible collabos, Radio 1 specialist support and warming up for both Jay Electronica and Brother Ali. His swag, as they say, is on. If you’re looking to discover some new thoughtful and tight hip hop, that happens to be from this side of the pond, then check this. Aldo Vanucci
My Best Friend Is You (Fiction Records)
Nash is back, and I think this is one the fans will like. Songs like ‘Kiss That Grrrl’ tap directly into the intense female Ash paranoia (“She’s instantly more pretty A-Z Volume 1 and interesting than me”) that Nash is (Atomic Heart) unafraid to sing about, and that many will identify with, whether they admit it or not. The album is self conscious and open, Ash are on a singles-only release mission, with screamy shouty bits and swathes and this album is a compilation of the of intense love and angst, as well as a first 13 of their A-Z series, which began stream of consciousness bludgeoning the a couple of years ago. Tim Wheeler’s wobbly moral line between strong female
Drum & Bass
figures and slutty groupies (Mansion Song – its scary). Unfortunately, lines like “Thinking is the most stressful thing I’ve come across” and track “I Just Love You More” (which sees Nash sing the title for three minutes) make everything feel a bit superficial, it might be nice to see her go a bit deeper with her songs, not just sing about picking scabs off your knees. LTB
Polaroids And Stills (Belafonte Records)
I could envision one or two of these songs doing quite well if it had the airplay. Jay has a nice tone to his voice but for me it screams SAFE SAFE SAFE! Sombre vocals, acoustic guitar, clichéd lyrics and strings all over it. Song, arrangements, genre and production, there is nothing here you haven’t heard before I’m afraid. Joe Biddle
Herbal Tonic – Best Of (Ninja Tune) The original beat masters are back but is this rebadge of old works justifiable? Well in this instance I think yes. The compilation is well thought out and has some ripe pickings, both old and new, spanning two decades. If you’re new to these guys then this is as good a place as any to start. Think big beats ‘n’ basslines, funky horns and old school samples. Think I’ll keep this copy ;)… Joe Biddle
Nick Thayer Just Let It Go (Passenger)
For those that don’t know Nick’s previous work, he has been slowly building his rep since the last days of Big Beat, constantly putting out quality breaks and beats and generally causing a sensation with top notch productions. This album is quite varied in it’s influences and styles and is held together with tight, punchy club productions. Guest vocals from Sporty O and Wizard Sleeve, who you may have heard on the recent anthem “Riverside”. If you dig Krafty Kuts, Freestylers or the Plump Dj’s then this album is for you. You can catch him djing at the Southwest DnB awards at the Eden Project on 7th May. Aldo Vanucci
DEMO OF THE MONTH There is hope for British hip-hop, thanks to Fat of the Landfill, the 9-track CD by COUNTRAFLOW COLLECTIVE. This is mainly the talents of Exeter MC & producer, The Doozer, who is a regular fixture on the scene, and was once a member of fierce South West crew, The Cohorts. Seriously addictive beats with some creative use of samples, together with Doozer’s gutsy flow make this an essential listen. And he manages to remain ballsy without resorting to the yawn-inducing rhymes about poverty or being hard, which have infested the UK rap scene. The EP/mini-album also features contributions from some of the region’s most well-respected, namely DJ Loctite, First Aid and also Mantis, from legendary Bristol crew, Aspects. You can catch The Doozer & DJ Loctite at Exeter Amber Rooms on May 7th. www.myspace.com/countraflowcollective Like a lot of the music on this page, the word ‘demo’ is selling DJ GRAVITY’s 8 track EP short. Just a few bars into You’ve Been Cheating, and you’d be forgiven for assuming that he’s already a superstar. Call it grime or hip-hop, the high quality is maintained throughout every track here, showing Gravity’s talents as both MC and producer. And Bad Habit is easily the best dubstep tune I’ve heard this year. Since his move to the South West last year, Gravity’s name has been on many a flyer, both as host and DJ. Someone now needs to get his music out properly, to get him recognition on a larger scale. www.myspace.com/officialgravitydj
For Exeter-based indie-pop dreamer, SIMON BISH, it’s business as usual with a 4-track EP through his own Pop Noise imprint. The title song, Butterfly Girl is a perfect slice of summery pop, paving the way for his debut solo set, out soon. Simon’s regular band, Noise Annoys Simon and the rest of his label-mates are the South West’s most criminally underrated musicians. There’s a whole world of magnificent and highly-collectable material to get addicted to, so I strongly recommend you check out the works of Mr Bish and the rest of his gang right here: www.popnoiserecords.co.uk
Youthful energy, passion and pure powerpop: this roughly sums up Plymouth three-piece, THE ROYALS. They like their Mod imagery and they namecheck The Who, The Jam, The Small Faces and The Stone Roses. If you listen to great music, the chances are you’ll come up with the goods, and The Royals have. Their three-track EP consists of Bring Me Down, Screacher Creature and 50 First Kisses, all of which show the band’s ability to write imaginative songs that also capture different moods. Check out the songs right here, and go catch them live. www.myspace.com/theroyalspage
Beauty through imperfection is captured on Water Under the Bridge, the new solo set from ANDY B, another regular on Exeter’s Pop Noise scene. You would be forgiven for assuming that these ten lo-fi songs are lost treasures from the golden era of British indie-pop, or previously unreleased tracks from the vaults of labels such as Kaleidoscope or Dreamworld. If you like first-wave indie, the likes of Felt or The Pastels, then you’ll love this. Andy also plays in National Pastime and A Fine Day For Sailing. Go check:www.popnoiserecords.co.uk Plymouth’s female-fronted pop-punk trio, URBAN FOXES recently recorded four songs at the city’s newest studio, Jemstone Studios, engineered by James Wadge. The band is fronted by singer and guitarist, Beth, and what they’ve come up with is a fresh sound, despite citing one of their influences as local pub rockers, Mad Dog McRea. Urban Foxes have been together for less than a year, but the four songs on their “Undignified Dramatics” CD show a lot of potential, in terms of energy, songwriting and passion. www.myspace.com/ thepingpongpeople There are many factors that contribute to the unique and innovative sound created by HEG DOUGHTY. The South West songstress has a distinctly English style, which draws mainly from folk, although to be fair, you can’t really pin a label on her. Her songs are mainly driven by piano, over which Heg sings her storytelling lyrics with a powerful and passionate voice. Heg has the ability to explore melody, and on a creative level, what she does is very much her own. She has an EP out soon, but until then, check her out online. It would be great if she breaks through, because the South West needs to be associated with artists such as Heg Doughty. www.hegdoughty.com
If you fancy a bit of Latino action, check out MARCO SPIEZIA. Born in Naples and currently residing in Cornwall, Marco specialises in the We want your new music to review. In an effort to make things as upbeat and the danceable. And he doesn’t forsake easy and straight forward as possible, you can now simply put the essential art of songwriting for the swing: he’s your tunes/mixes etc into our DropBox on good at both. Summer’s just around the corner, Soundcloud. You can also check out the and I don’t doubt that the man will be in great demand, putting latest music we have received and share it his infectious groove about. Well, you would put it about if you with your mates too – gone are the days of had it, wouldn’t you? www.myspace.com/marcospiezia passing around the copied CD’s etc. Check out the latest new music we have received, send us your tracks and mixes and generally join us at THE NORMALS hail from Tavistock, and their www.soundcloud.com/247magazine 5-track CD is driven by harmony vocals and horns. The main element that really lets them down, is the Remember, we still accept tracks/EP’s/mixes etc via CD in the occasional excursion into cheesy sixth form-poetrypost, myspace links and if your really keen, why not come and play a live set in our office... club lyrics, such as “if God had existed” and “a beautiful lady, I tell you it’s true”. Having said that, on a musical level they can be quite inventive, making good use of melody and their horn section. And they give you plenty of light and shade across the five songs, including a few toe-tappers. All reviews by Arash Torabi www.myspace.com/bandofthenormals magazine | 31
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Coco Before Chanel (15)
4 May Truro
ANYONE CAN WRITE, Hall for Cornwall, Back Quay, TR1 2LL, 01872 262466, www. hallforcornwall.co.uk, 7.30pm, £6 Almost a year ago, Hall for Cornwall launched Anyone Can Write - a quest to encourage people from all walks of life to put pen to paper and write a short play for the first time. Since then, some of Cornwall’s best professional writers have worked with communities and young people from across the county to discover Cornwall’s unheard voices. Join the Hall for Cornwall on this special evening, where extracts from the plays are staged by a professional team of artists in a unique celebration of Cornwall’s new writing talent.
LUB 6 May
KING OF THE GYPSIES, Acorn Arts Centre, Parade St, 01736 365520, www.acornartscentre. co.uk, 8pm, £8 From the ancient Romany traditions of working the land, hawking, dukkering (fortune telling) and making a living from the hedge; the modern Gypsy and his trailer has become one of the most hated visions in our towns and our countryside. A unique theatre experience from the hearts and minds of today’s Romany Gypsy community.
14 May – 4 July Exeter
A POINT IN THE FIELD, Exeter Phoenix Gallery, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, 01392 667080, www. exeterphoenix.org.uk, 8pm, £9.50 This exhibition brings together two artists, Anne Gathmann and Fiona MacDonald,
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Here Gallery, 41a Killigrew St, TR11 3PW, 01326 211505, www. heregallery.co.uk An exhibition by crazy doodlemaster Jon Burgerman - one of England’s most revered cartoonists. His distinctive and colourful artworks feature swooping, intertwining lines and hyper-emotional characters, and have been shown as far afield as LA, Shanghai and Melbourne alongside contemporary artists like Banksy, Damien Hirst, Vivienne Westwood and Gerald Scarfe. He has collaborated with everyone from Nike to Rip Curl, and his work is collected worldwide and is in the permanent collections of The Victoria and Albert Museum and The Science Museum in London.
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who share a desire to represent the underlying ambiguities they find in objects. Together, they reveal a perception that everything visible is in a state of flux and uncertainty, where ‘becoming’ describes a state of being, one that embraces continuous evolution.
10 – 15 May Truro
CALENDAR GIRLS, Hall for Cornwall, Black Quay, TR1 2LL, 01872 262466, www. hallforcornwall.co.uk, 7.30pm, £25 - £11.50 Calendar Girls has been the fastest selling tour ever and has triumphed in the West End. Now, it’s coming to Hall for Cornwall for one week only starring Anne Charleston, Gemma Craven, Letitia Dean, Charlie Dimmock, Sue Holderness, Hannah Waterman and Dean Gaffney as Lawrence the photographer. A group of ordinary women do something extraordinary and spark a global phenomenon when they persuade one another to pose for a charity calendar with a difference! Based on an inspiring true story, Calendar Girls is quirky, poignant and hilarious. Calendar Girls has sold out in every theatre it’s visited before opening.
14 – 15 May Plymouth
HOFESH SCHECHTER COMPANY: POLITICAL MOTHER, Theatre Royal, Royal Parade, 01752 267222, www.theatreroyal.com, 7.30pm, £23- £12 Since exploding onto the dance scene with Uprising/In your rooms, Shechter and his young and talented dance company have established themselves as a leading force in the UK dance scene. Political Mother brims with Shechter’s emotional and gritty complexity as a Chinese puzzle of encounters leads to amusing, sad and shocking events that confuse our values and challenge our perceptions of what is normal. Performed by 10 dancers and accompanied by Shechter’s cinematic score performed by a band of live musicians, Political Mother resounds with his trademark raw physicality, percussive grooves and daring unisons. Political Mother opens at the Theatre Royal and offers an exclusive opportunity to be the first to see this new work before its world premiere at the 2010 Brighton Festival. Catch it here before it takes the world by storm!
15 May – 3 July Exeter
THEO JANSEN, Spacex Gallery, 45 Preston Street, 01392 431786, www.spacex.org.uk Internationally renowned Dutch artist and engineer Theo Jansen has been developing mechanical, skeletal like sculptures for the last 20 years. Jansen has named these creations strandbeests, which translates as beach animals. The strandbeests are self-propelling engineered creatures which are powered by the wind. Spacex is co-producing this project for which the artist is creating a major new work, a Siamese twin version of his last work, named
Ventosa Siamesis. Each of the twins will be approximately 14 metres long and, under the guidance of the artist, this enormous creature will explore Exmouth beach from 25–27 June, before arriving in Exeter city centre, to be part of Exeter Summer Festival from 2–4 July. In addition Spacex will showcase the first UK exhibition of the artist’s work at the gallery from 15 May–3 July.
In the theatre, everyone can hear you scream! Now in its 21st year in the West End, over seven million people have lived to tell the tale of one of the most gripping and successful theatre events ever staged. Unanimously acclaimed by the critics, Stephen Mallatratt’s adaptation of Susan Hill’s best selling novel delivers an evening of unremitting drama, transporting audiences into a terrifying and ghostly world. A lawyer obsessed with a curse Until 16 May that he believes has been cast over him Plymouth and his family by the spectre of a ‘Woman ALEJANDRO JODOROWSKY, in Black’ engages a sceptical young actor Plymouth Arts Centre, 38 Looe to help him tell his terrifying story and Street, Plymouth 01752 206114, exorcise the fear that grips his soul. It all www.plymouthartscentre.org begins innocently enough, but as they Alejandro Jodorowsky’s ‘Exhibition of a Film reach further into his darkest memories, the of a Book That Never Was’ centres around borders between make believe and reality the cult Chilean film-maker Alejandro begin to blur and the flesh begins to creep... Jodorowsky’s attempted 1976 adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic science fiction Until 28 May novel Dune. This exhibition includes production drawings made by Moebius, Plymouth H R Giger and Chris Foss alongside ABSTRACTION, Cube3 Gallery, commissioned work made in response by University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, 01752 585050, peninsulathree international contemporary artists: arts.co.uk 10am to 5pm, Free Steven Claydon, Matthew Day Jackson Admission and Vidya Gastaldon. Unable to secure the Barbara Delaney confronts pared-down money from Hollywood to create the Dune of his imagination, Jodorowsky abandoned geometric shapes with spontaneous the film before a single frame was shot. All painterly marks, sometimes recklessly that survives of this project is Jodorowsky’s wilful, and makes them work together as part of a precariously balanced visual extensive notes and the production orchestration: emotion - just - contained drawings of Moebius, Giger and Foss. in form. These reveal a potential future for science fiction movie-making that eschewed the conservative technology-based approach of American film-makers in favour of something closer to a metaphysical fever-dream. This was, though, a future that would never take place. In 1977, George Lucas’ Star Wars was released and the history of science fiction film-making, and even mainstream cinema, would never be the same again...
18 May Truro
MOTIONHOUSE - SCATTERED, Hall for Cornwall, Back Quay, TR1 2LL, 01872 262466, hallforcornwall. co.uk 8pm, £15 - £10 Scattered explores our relationship with water and how it surrounds us in different forms throughout our lives: in birth, water ties us to life and,on a more elemental scale, in ice, floods and tides, it can sweep our lives away. Scattered is performed on a huge curved floor which disappears skywards and uses projection technology, daring dancing plus aerial harnesses and bungees to create an extraordinary world. Scattered combines Motionhouse’s trademark highly physical dance theatre and mesmerizing aerial imagery in a unique interaction between film and live performance.
24 – 29 May Plymouth
THE WOMAN IN BLACK, Theatre Royal, Royal Parade, 01752 267222, theatreroyal.com, 7.30pm, £20- £10 Prepare to be frightened, very frightened.
24 May: The Church Rooms,
Lostwithiel, 01208 873242 www.lostinfilm.org Dir: Anne Fontaine, starring Audrey Tautou, Benoit Poelvoorde, Alessandro Nivola. France, 2009/105 mins France, 2009/France/105 mins Audrey Tautou finally lays to rest the ghost of Amelie by turning in a star performance as the famous 20th century icon, Coco Chanel. Fontaine directs a well-dressed portrait of the designer’s journey from her humble beginnings as a provincial seamstress to the salons of Parisian haute couture. Meticulous period detail reveals how Coco forged a style that would revolutionise the way women dressed in the twentieth century. With a lovely central performance from the ever brilliant Audrey Tautou, Coco Before Chanel is definitely the most stylish film you will see all year. Four Lions (15)
7 – 13 May: Exeter
Picturehouse, 0871 704 2057, www.picturehouses.co.uk Dir: Christopher Morris, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Julia Davis. 2009/United Kingdom/ 101 mins Four Lions tells the story of a group of British jihadists who push their abstract dreams of glory to the breaking point. As the wheels fly off, and their competing ideologies clash, what emerges is an emotionally engaging (and entirely plausible) farce. In a storm of razor-sharp verbal jousting and large-scale set pieces, Four Lions is a comic tour de force. It shows that while terrorism is about ideology, it can also be about idiocy. Only Chris Morris, the brain behind Brasseye and Nathan Barley, can make such a sensitive subject so funny. Inferno (15)
13 May: Jill Craigie Cinema,
5 – 8 May NO IDEA
Drum Theatre, Royal Parade, 01752 267222, www.theatreroyal. com, 7.45pm, £12 Take a look at the women in the picture. Their names are Rachael and Lisa. If they were in a show, can you imagine what kind of show it would be? What would the story be? Who would you choose to play the main character? Who would you choose to be the funny one? Armed with a tape recorder, Rachael and Lisa went onto the streets and asked people what they thought their show should be about. What they heard and recorded was funny, heartfelt, sometimes staggering but always very revealing about what we can (and can’t) imagine when we look at someone.
Plymouth, 01752 585050 www.plymouth.ac.uk Dir: Serge Bromberg and Ruxandra Medrea, starring Romy Schneider and Serge Reggiani. 2009/France/100 mins In 1964, Henri-Georges Clouzot was given an unlimited budget to make the ambitious Inferno. Three weeks into filming this creative and original project, the film was aborted. The images, said to be incredible, were never shown. Decades later, having uncovered some of the original rushes and screen tests, directors Serge Bromberg and Ruxandra Medrea have recreated a wonderful new film from the ashes. Jasminum ( TBC)
5 May: Exeter Phoenix, 01392 667080 www.exeterphoenix. org.uk Dir. Jan Jakub Kolski,
Words: John Barker
starring Janusz Gajos, Grazyna Blecka-Kolska and Wiktoria Gosiewska. 2006/Poland/ 115 mins A small monk community leads a seemingly uneventful life until they are visited by an art restoration expert and her daughter. Strange things start to happen as lots of life affirming questions arise. The religious community questions their faith while the artist questions his atheism. If you have ever wanted to learn a bit more about Polish cinema this is perfect place to start. Leap Year (PG) 4 – 6 May: The Wharf, Tavistock, 01822 611166 www.tavistockwharf.com Dir: Anand Tucker, starring Amy Adams and Matthew Goode. 2009/US/100 mins A woman who has an elaborate scheme to propose to her boyfriend on Leap Day, an Irish tradition which
films occurs every time the date February 29 rolls around, faces a major setback when bad weather threatens to derail her planned trip to Dublin. With the help of an innkeeper, however, her cross-country odyssey just might result in her getting engaged. A perfect romance that will tug at the heart strings and increase sales of Kleenex across the country.
Life During Wartime (15)
3 – 6 May: Exeter
Picturehouse, 0871 704 2057 www.picturehouses.co.uk Dir: Todd Solondz, starring Ally Sheedy, Ciaran Hinds 2009/US/96 mins Separated from her incarcerated husband Bill, Trish is about to be married again. Bill is a paedophile, so Trish couldn’t be more excited to have Harvey, a “normal” father figure for her two sons. But when Bill is released from prison and the boys finally meet their future stepdad, the
IRON MAN 2 (TBC)
A Prophet (18)
26 May: Exeter Phoenix,
01392 667080 www.exeterphoenix.org.uk Dir: Jacques Audiard, starring Tahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup, Abdel Bencherif. 2009/ France/149 mins The acclaimed director of ‘The Beat That My Heart Skipped’ brings us the winner of the 2009 Cannes Film Festival Grand Prix. Condemned to six years in prison, illiterate Malik El Djbena is much younger and more fragile than the other convicts. Cornered by the leader of a gang who rules the prison, he is given a number of missions to carry out, toughening him up and gaining the gang leader’s confidence in the process. Hard-hitting drama that makes The Shawshank Redemption look like a stretch in a young offenders institution.
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Released: 6 May
family is forced to decide whether to forgive or to forget. This is a slight sequel to director Solondz’s hugely acclaimed Happiness and is certainly a film that will challenge audience perceptions. Give it a watch if you’re in the right frame of mind.
Dir: Jon Favreau, starring Robert Downey Jr., Mickey Rourke, and Gwyneth Paltrow, 2010/US/117 min Tony Stark (Downey Jnr.) dons the heavy metal once more to battle Russian inventor Whiplash (Rourke). Meanwhile, the government are after his suit and he’ll have to fight back Justin Hammer, Black Widow and his affections for Pepper Potts (Paltrow). Still, Colonel Rhodes looks to help him by donning some armour himself, becoming War Machine. Aside from having the most stupid roster of character names ever, this film should rock. Great special effects and Downey Jnr. playing a role he was born to inhabit could make this the film of the summer.
ROBIN HOOD (TBC) Released: 14 May
CLUB Released: 28 May
SEX AND THE CITY 2 (TBC)
Dir: Michael Patrick King, starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis, Chris Noth. 2010/US/TBC All the girls are back for this sequel to the hit TV series. As per usual they’re finding new ways to spend money on fashion, complicate their love lives and partake in some steamy sensual play with the opposite sex. This sequel also sees the cast going more global with a desert trek on some camels providing a particularly amusing highlight. This film will I’m sure prove as popular as the girl’s previous outing and could easily spawn yet another sequel, not sure if the men in the audience will welcome this.
Dir: Ridley Scott, starring Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett and Mark Strong 2010/US/148 min Following King Richard’s death, this tale follows an archer that returns from the crusades to become the infamous outlaw Robin Hood (Crowe). This realistic take on the legend will pit Hood against King John (Isaac) and his evil right-hand man the Sheriff of Nottingham. This film sees the reteaming of Gladiator duo director Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe, so expect epic medieval battle scenes and not even a whiff of a Bryan Adams theme tune. Could be one of the big hits of the blockbuster season.
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BOBKATZ, Ship Hotel, High Street, EX17 3LQ, 9pm, 18+. Pop/Punk.
Side, PL4 0BG. THE LEGENDARY BANK HOLIDAY BBQ, Ride Cafe, Tavistock Place, PL4 8AX. Have a free Barbie on us and watch a host of live acts throughout the afternoon/ evening and have the whole bank holiday Monday to recover.
CONSEQUENCE, Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, EX4 3LS, 8.30pm, 18+. A big lineup of hard house and trance DJ’s. Exeter LOUIS ELIOT & THE EMBERS, The Double Locks, EX2 8DY, 3pm. OPEN MIC NIGHT, The Famous Old Barrel, Princess Street, EX8 myspace.com/louiseliot. 1JA, 8.30pm - 11pm, £free.
PAUL STRANGE QUARTET, The Famous Old Barrel, Princess Street, EX8 1JA, 9pm - 11pm, £free. Funk/Rock Groove night. WEAZEL DUST, Prince of Wales, 4 Market Strand, TR11 3DB.
THE LAUGHING COLONELS , The Barley Sheaf, Church Street, PL14 3AQ, 9pm, £free.
TRU STEPPAZ, Annabel’s Cabaret & Discotheque, Vauxhall Street, PL4 0EY, Roots/Reggae/ Ska/Lovers. With exotic belly dancer ‘Ameera’. THE VIBES, The Junction, Plymouth, PL4 6LA, 9pm, £free. Plus The Vics. COURTING SUMMER, White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station, Breton Side, PL4 0BG, 7pm. The Corsairs / Seize The Day. Followed by Unleashed, free party!
WILLE AND THE BANDITS, The Phoenix, Watergate Bay, TR8 4AB, 9pm-12pm, £free. myspace.com/willesband
TIP FEST, White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station, Breton Side, PL4 0BG.
ENEMY REIGN, Cavern Club, 8384 Queen St, EX4 3RP, 8pm-late, £6otd/£5adv. Plus Special Guests Cachexic/ We Hold The Gun. Metal.
ALABAMA 3, The Hippo, 9 Bath Street, PL1 3LT, 7:30pm-2am, £16adv. Alabama 3 have been together since 1989, after the two forming members Jake Black and Rob Spragg met at an acid party in Peckham and decided that a fusion of country music with acid house was a musical possibility. DEEZ NUTS, White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station, Breton Side, PL4 0BG, 8pm. The Ghost Inside/Awaken Demons/Break Even.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT MUSIC CLUB, The Riverbank, Old Bridge Street, Truro, TR1 2AQ, 9pm, £free. Presents; Quijada LIVE, Bossanova, Salsa and Latin-American 5 piece.
CARS ON FIRE, Cavern Club, 8384 Queen St, EX4 3RP, 8pm-1am, £3, 16+. Bristol rockers blasting out their patented brand of post-hardcore intensity on the Atticus Black tour alongside Ten Second Epic and The Blitz Kids. OPEN MIC/ JAM NIGHT, Coolings Exeter Bar, 11 Gandy Street, EX4 3LS, CHUCK PROPHET, Exeter 8pm-11.30pm, £free. A weekly Open Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Mic, hosted by A Neat Little House. Gandy Street, EX4 3LS, 8pm, £10 (£8). The former Green On Red Exmouth guitarist tours with his own band, The LARA CONLEY, The Famous Old Mission Express, with a fiery brand of Barrel, Princess Street, EX8 1JA, politicised Americana, showing strong 7pm-9pm, £free. New act night + Springsteen, Petty and early Stones Nightwind influences. Plymouth GEOFFREY MARTIN, Exeter DR SOUL, Annabel’s Cabaret Picturehouse, 51 Bartholomew & Discotheque, Vauxhall Street, Street West, EX4 3AJ, 8.30pm. + PL4 0EY. The name says it all! The Roll With Dice. fantastic 10 piece soul band who are intent on bring some soul back to the Exmouth MARTIN WELLER, Bicton Inn, 5 South West! Bicton Street, 9pm. Acoustic pop. TIP FEST, White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station, Breton Liskeard
THE VARIOUS ASSORTMENTS, The Barley Sheaf, Church Street, PL14 3AQ, 9pm, £free.
THE GEORGIA CRAWL, Annabel’s Cabaret & Discotheque, Vauxhall Street, PL4 0EY. An electric crowd of musicians, scientists, philosophers and vagabonds The Georgia Crawl are a five piece acoustic gypsy jazz fusion band, from the south west of England. With support from Red Hot White. THE SIMMERTONES, White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station, Breton Side, PL4 0BG, 8pm. THE ACOUSTIC CAFÉ, The Cellar Bar, The Fortescue, Mutley Plain, 8.30pm-12pm, £1. Four different live acts each week plus free nibbles.
NICKY SWANN, The New Angel, 2 South Embankment , TQ6 9B, 8.30pm. Devon born songwriter Nicky Swann uses elements of folk, blues and country to tell her tales of love, hope and death. Nicky performs as part of the Dartmouth Music Festival.
NICKY SWANN, Spice Bazaar Restaurant, St Saviours Square, Church Close, TQ6 9DJ, 8.30pm. Devon born songwriter, uses elements of folk, blues and country to tell her tales of love, hope and death, this gig is part of the Dartmouth Music Festival. FYFE DANGERFIELD, Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, EX4 3LS, 8.30pm. The founder and main man of The Guillemots heads out on tour with his first solo album, ‘Fly Yellow Moon’, complete with epic single ‘She Needs Me’, under his belt.
PO GIRL, Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, EX4 3LS, 8.30pm, £12adv/£14otd. Following their appearance at last year’s Exeter Summer Festival the Canadian supergroup return to the city with their unique brand of urban roots music. Support from hip Chicago soulman JT Nero.
BIG ED & THE RED ROCKERS, The Famous Old Barrel, Princess Street, EX8 1JA, 9pm – 11pm, £free. Kinks tribute night. HIGH VOLTAGE, Prince of Wales, 4 Market Strand, TR11 3DB.
DERRIERE, The Hippo, 9 Bath Street, PL1 3LT, 8pm – 1am, £5 adv/£8otd. The second of their jazz & blues shows as part of the Barbican International Jazz & Blues festival, stylish Brighton band Derriere! Conceived late one night in Brighton’s ever-pregnant musical underbelly, Derriere delivers a playfully raunchy mix of old school rock and roll, vintage soul, rockabilly and jumpin’ Exmouth rhythm n blues! THE GRADUATES, The Famous ROCKIN THE JOINT, Annabel’s Old Barrel, Princess Street, EX8 Cabaret & Discotheque, Vauxhall 1JA, 9pm – 11pm, £free. Rock. Street, PL4 0EY. Popular three BOBKATZ, Saddlers Arms, piece Rock n Roll band, already well Exmouth Road, Lympstone, EX8 established on the national scene. 5LS, 9.15pm. QUADCORE, The Junction, PL4 MAXIMUM GAIN, Prince of Wales, 6LA, 9pm, £free. 4 Market Strand, TR11 3DB. THE WIRELESS, Black Jacks, Perranporth 8/9 Quay Road, The Barbican, WILLE AND THE BANDITS, The PL1 2JZ. 9pm, £tbc. Rockin’ Wateringhole, 19 Saint Pirans acoustic combo performing unique Road, TR6 0BH, 9.30pm, £tbc. interpretations of classic tunes from myspace.com/willesband. the last 50 years.
BETH PACKER & THE BLACK CAT BONES, Annabel’s Cabaret & Discotheque, Vauxhall Street, PL4 0EY. Plenty of energy and a bit of old fashioned grit it will be a night to put on your dancing shoes! XLR, The Junction, PL4 6LA, 9pm, £free. TED LEO & THE PHARMACISTS, White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station, Breton Side, PL4 0BG, 8pm. The Hacks/ Saltstone/ Pete Chadwick.
KEVIN DEMPSEY & AMP; JO BROUGHTON. The Plough Arts Centre, 9-11 Fore Street, EX38 8HQ, 8pm, £10/£8/£7. A high energy show, they never fail to create a spell binding atmosphere.
THE QUAILS, The Riviera International Conference Centre, Chestnut Avenue, TQ2 5LZ. 6.45pm-11.15pm, £10. The Master of Imperfection Album launch plus support from Two Spot Gobi, Redtrack and The Iconyx.
OPEN MIC/ JAM NIGHT, Coolings Bar, 11 Gandy Street, EX4 3LS, 8pm-11.30pm, £free. Hosted by a Neat little House, welcoming atmosphere and time to appreciate some local Acoustic talents.
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LIVE MARTIN WELLER, The Famous Old Barrel, Princess Street, EX8 1JA, 7pm – 9pm, £free. Acoustic pop.
ACOUSTIC WINE DOWN, Ride Cafe, Tavistock Place, PL4 8AX, £free. Redtrack Special Guest Appearance, Alex Hart, Jess Lambert, Thomas ford Blues & 2Tonic.
ANGUS, The Barley Sheaf, Church Street, PL14 3AQ, 9pm, £free. AC/DC Tribute.
GET THE BLESSING, Acorn Arts Centre, Parade Street, TR18 4BU, 8.30pm, £12/£10. These post-jazz rockers, formed by drummer Clive Deamer and bassist Jim Barr of 90’s trip hop superstars Portishead, have stormed onto the scene taking riffs and rhythms from rock and dance music and artfully welded them into fearsomely inventive improvisations.
OPEN MIC NIGHT, The Famous Old Barrel, Princess Street, EX8 1JA, 8.30pm - 11pm, £free.
PRISM, White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station, Breton Side, PL4 0BG, 8pm. Lady Gaga tribute act!
THE FUTUREHEADS, Cavern Club, 83-84 Queen St, EX4 3RP. Watch for the band’s trademark four-part harmonies with a harderedged punk delivery, The Futureheads spit out assured melodies, with the wisdom of a band that have noticeably hardened since their inception in 2003.
THE ACOUSTIC CAFÉ, The Cellar Bar, The Fortescue, Mutley Plain, 8.30pm-12pm, £1. Four different live acts each week plus free nibbles.
THREE BONZOS & A PIANO, The Plough Arts Centre, 9-11 Fore Street, EX38 8HQ, 8pm, £13/£12/£11. Playing their only Devon date this year!
65DAYSOFSTATIC, White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station, Breton Side, PL4 0BG, 8pm. Loops Haunt/ Nedry.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT MUSIC CLUB, The Riverbank, Old Bridge Street, TR1 2AQ, 9pm, £free. Presenting Sophie Stokes and Dom Youngman, two gifted singer/ songwriters performing an intimate set of live music.
SANDI THOM, Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, EX4 3LS, £12.50. Sandi Thom whose unique voice and sound made a big impact on the UK’s swelling nufolk scene following the release of her number 1 single I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker (with Flowers in My Hair). GENERAL FIASCO, Lemon Grove, Cornwall House , St Germans Road, EX4 6TG. With Kids In Glass Houses.
STILL LIFE, The Famous Old Barrel, Princess Street, EX8 1JA, 9pm – 11pm, £free. Pop rock.
LUKA BLOOM, Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, EX4 3LS, 8pm, £12 (£10). Irish singer-songwriter who quickly developed a distinctive ‘electroacoustic’ guitar style and a penchant for unexpected cover versions. Lately he’s also drawn influence from Eastern European and world music. STUART WILLS, Exeter Picturehouse, 51 Bartholomew Street West, EX4 3AJ, 8.30pm. + Mozura (Laura Turley and Rich Austen) + Workshy Rabbit.
GENERAL FIASCO, Princess Pavilion, 41 Melvill Road , TR11 4AR. With Kids In Glass Houses.
NATTY, Princess Pavilion, 41 Melvill Road, TR11 4AR, 7pm, £10. The vast scope of influences can be heard within Natty’s own compositions, yet he brings something refreshing and unique to the world of popular music. His melting pot of sounds can be described as the gritty yet uplifting soundtrack to many young people’s lives growing up in the UK today. PISTOLEROS, Prince of Wales, 4 Market Strand, TR11 3DB.
JOHNNY FLYNN, Acorn Arts Centre, Parade Street, TR18 4BU, 8.30pm, £10adv/£12otd
MAD DOG MCREA, The Hippo, 9 Bath Street, PL1 3LT, 8pm- 1am, £4/£2nus. Welcome local favourites Mad Dog McRea to The Hippo for a night of fantastic music, merriment and madness! THE MANDIBLES, Annabel’s Cabaret & Discotheque, Vauxhall
Street, PL4 0EY. Funkily quirky seven piece band! Plus support band The Bert Millar Animal Folk Band. ANGUS, The Junction, PL4 6LA, 9pm, £free. POPULATION PODS, White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station, Breton Side, PL4 0BG, 8pm.
BOBKATZ, Ferryboat Inn, Fore Street, TQ14 0DL, 9pm, 18+.
Louis Eliot & THE EMBERS, The Rod & Line, PL12 5HW, 9pm. myspace.com/louiseliot.
JAM THE CHANNEL, Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, EX4 3LS, 8.30pm, 18+. Several rooms of house music DJ’s, including special guests. BOBKATZ, Crawford Hotel, 107 Alphington Road, EX2 8JD, 9.15pm, 18+.
EMP, The Famous Old Barrel, Princess Street, EX8 1JA, 9pm – 11pm, £free. Heavy rock DONKEY WORK, Prince of Wales, 4 Market Strand, TR11 3DB.
ESTEBAN ANTONIO, Acorn Arts Centre, Parade Street, TR18 4BU, 8.30pm, £9adv/£10otd. Lauded as one of the greatest living Flamenco guitarist Esteban has pushed the boundaries of a fretted instrument by inventing a 17 string double-necked guitar with a harp section called ‘HASHEM’. He will be performing a new body of work inspired by Cornwall. Support Martin Bowie DUKE JOHNSON & THE SCORCHERS, Annabel’s Cabaret & Discotheque, Vauxhall Street, PL4 0EY. Duke Johnson & The Scorchers have become an institution in the live music scene & have rightfully gaining the reputation of one of the best Rock & Roll bands in the UK. They are not a tribute band but a shining tribute to some of the best acts & songs in the world. SCOUTING FOR GIRLS, Plymouth Pavilions, Millbay Road, PL1 3LF, 7.30pm, £22.50. RIOT:NOISE, The Junction, PL4 6LA, 9pm, £free. Plus Le Chat Noir. THE CHARIOT, White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station, Breton Side, PL4 0BG, 8pm. I Wrestled A Bear Once/ Brotherhood Of The Lake. Followed by Riddim Up! Reggae night.
TREMBLING BELLS, Voodoo Lounge: Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, EX4 3LS, 8pm, £6 (£5). This
Glasgow band mix traditional folk with psychedelia and, in lead singer Lavinia Blackwall, have someone with one of the most sweeping, soaring voices imaginable. New album ‘Abandoned Love’ produced by Stevie Jackson (Belle & Sebastian) is out in April. OPEN MIC/ JAM NIGHT, Coolings Bar, 11 Gandy Street, EX4 3LS, 8pm-11.30pm, £free. Hosted by A Neat Little House.
ADAM SWEET, The Famous Old Barrel, Princess Street, EX8 1JA, 7pm – 9pm, £free. New act night + Laurie Ward.
CHILDREN IN MIND CHARITY NIGHT, Annabel’s Cabaret & Discotheque, Vauxhall Street, PL4 0EY. PETER & THE TEST TUBE BABIES, White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station, Breton Side, PL4 0BG, 8pm. ACOUSTIC WINE DOWN, Ride Cafe, Tavistock Place, PL4 8AX, £free. Francis and the Drakes full band (10), Thomas Ford (11) myspace.com/thomasfordblues, Luke Thomas (12) myspace.com/ lukethomas87, Mark Palmer Band (1).
OPEN MIC NIGHT, The Famous Old Barrel, Princess Street, EX8 1JA, 8.30pm – 11pm, £free.
Wed.19 THE DAMNED, Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, EX4 3LS, 8pm, £15, 16+. The first punk band to release a single - the incomparable ‘New Rose’ - and the first to release an album are still going strong, recently releasing their tenth album.
WILLE AND THE BANDITS, On the Rocks, The Crescent, TR7 1DT, 10pm-1am, £free b4 10pm. myspace.com/willesband.
INME, White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station, Breton Side, PL4 0BG, 8pm. Fei Comodo/ Envy Of The State/ Dancing With The Enemy.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT MUSIC CLUB, The Riverbank, Old Bridge Street, TR1 2AQ, 9pm, £free. Presents: Live music from the Riverbank.
ROGER HUNT, Exeter Picturehouse, 51 Bartholomew Street West, EX4 3AJ, 8.30pm. +
LIVE Ben Stone.
Exmouth The Digest takes a new turn this month, as I spent the whole time on the road with my hillbilly boys, Crazy Arm, supporting FRANK TURNER throughout the UK and mainland Europe. So more of a tour diary than a gig round-up. I hope you don’t mind. We kicked off the tour with a warm-up show in Huddersfield (Parish, 14 March) which, in hindsight, was a bad idea as I lost my voice. The next day, I spent the whole time drinking Throat Coat tea (miracle tea, I call it) as we drove to Newcastle for the first of 21 shows. Miraculously (toadaso) my voice found itself just in time to play the Northumbria University main hall. I think we nailed it. This constant battle to maintain my voice continued over the next three weeks: Throat Coat soothing from one corner, and cider/whiskey coshing my larynx from the other. I would, of course, have pushed the alcohol righteously to one side if it had not been for the selfless generosity of one man and his endless supply of Jamesons whiskey: CHUCK RAGAN. The legendary Hot Water Music protagonist was the main support to Frank Turner on the UK dates, but in our eyes (and that includes Frank and all the grizzled punks in the crowd each night) the man is a leading light, a true hero and a living embodiment of authenticity. Chuck also reigned supreme on the stage. Backed by DIGGER BARNES on double bass and JON GAUNT on fiddle – honest-to-goodness men with punk rock hearts – songs like ‘Glory’ and the heart-wrenching ‘Geraldine’ took on a whole new level of potency as the trio poured every ounce of sweat and soul into their acoustic brew. The fact that I was guesting on banjo and backing vocals by the first show; and that Simon was drumming by the third show; and that our friend Vicky Butterfield was co-singing ‘Geraldine’ by the fourth show (and making me weep for the first time in six years, dammit); and that all of Crazy Arm and crew were singing gang vocals by the sixth show comes as no surprise when you consider how all-embracing Chuck’s brand of folk music is designed to be. On our day off, we followed Chuck Ragan over to Swansea to see him play a show with the mighty three-pronged assault of BANGERS, THE ARTERIES and LIVERS & LUNGS. Although the vastness of the Frank shows was something to behold (3000 people in London Roundhouse? How the fuck did we get here?!) it was heartwarming to be part of a show where you could see the bloodshot whites of the fans’ eyes. And what’s more, Bangers played the show of their lives to an adoring crowd. So, we said our bleary-eyed goodbyes to Chuck, Jon and Digger, headed home for two days (during which I witnessed STRUNG OUT posit their tech-core wares upon a frivolous White Rabbit crowd) and set our sat-nav for Switzerland – an auspicious start to the Euro leg of the FT roadshow. Next stop, Germany. Awesome through and through. The shows in Wiesbaden, Hamburg and Bremen in particular were inspirational. We played in an ex-Nazi stronghold in Hamburg: a foreboding building that, if you were to destroy it, would require enough explosives to wipe out the whole city, according to folklore. We destroyed it that night. Sonically speaking, of course. Holland. Sweet. Eindhoven, Utrecht and Groningen were memorable shows not least because we stayed with some upstanding and unusual people every night. Frank Turner was in particularly good form in Groningen. Flanked by a band of competent musicians, he proved that the skinny English troubadour persona can carry over to other countries with ease, not least because you don’t need a degree in sociology to relate to his universal themes and sunny-side-up melodies. Songs like ‘Try This At Home’, ‘The Road’ and the poignant ‘Long Live The Queen’ betray Frank’s punk rock roots and make for one hell of a rousing singalong. He ended each night in Europe with ‘Photosynthesis’, during which we all got up, grabbed instruments and sang our little drunken hearts out. Onstage bonding sessions are all the rage, chez ‘Arm. More fun was had in Brussels, Lille (where I played a solo acoustic show because the venue – a barge – was too small for the band’s big sound) and an emotional grande finale in Paris (une ville merveilleuse!) before we headed home to the mellifluous sights and smells of Plymouth. Glad to be back? Only where my cat is concerned. The sooner we’re out on that tarmac again, stuffed into a van with no space to swing a soggy houmous sandwich or a pair of well-soiled boxers, the better. To the east, to the east… Auf wiedersehen, afscheid, adieu, and see-ya bye. Backbone (firstname.lastname@example.org)
NASHVILLE RASH, The Famous Old Barrel, Princess Street, EX8 1JA, 8.30pm – 11pm, £free. Country and Americana
Morning After/ All Forgotten METTLE RACKETT, The Junction, PL4 6LA, 9pm, £free
LOUIS ELIOT & THE EMBERS, The Crumplehorn Inn, PL13 2RJ, 8pm. myspace.com/louiseliot
FEARLESS, The Barley Sheaf, Church Street, PL14 3AQ, 9pm, £free. Al Hodge Tribute band + Support Lusitania.
ESTEBAN, James Street Vaults, James Street, PL4 2QZ, £free. Self-styled Desert Funk band Esteban mix Latin and African beats with soaring four part vocals and rock guitars. THE ACOUSTIC CAFÉ, The Cellar Bar, The Fortescue, Mutley Plain, 8.30pm-12pm, £1. Four different live acts each week plus free nibbles.
THE MARTIN HARLEY BAND, Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, EX4 3LS, 8:30 pm, £10.50adv/£12otd. Soothing country ballads tinged with the urgency of swing; soulful whisky soaked vocals giving way to soaring slide guitar and driving riffs. Plus Paul Besselle and Slipdown Dog.
STEM ROACH, The Famous Old Barrel, Princess Street, EX8 1JA, 9pm – 11pm, £free. Pop/rock.
AUCTION FOR THE PROMISE CLUB, Shades Club, 4 Quay Hill, TR11 3HG, 8pm, £3. Currently recording their debut EP at Abbey Road Studios, Cornwall’s Auction for the Promise Club are set for a big 2010. This female fronted rock band has a sound that channels shoegaze through big melodies, giant hooks and huge choruses. myspace.com/ auctionforthepromiseclub. BOOMSTICK, Prince of Wales, 4 Market Strand, TR11 3DB.
THE WIRELESS, Kitty O’Hanlons, 5 St. Andrew Street, PL1 2AH, 9pm, £tbc. Rockin’ acoustic combo performing unique interpretations of classic tunes from the last 50 years THE DIRTY ROBBERS, Annabel’s Cabaret & Discotheque, Vauxhall Street, PL4 0EY. The Dirty Robbers, with maximum effect and minimal subtlety, combine stylish punk with jaunty guitar rhythms to create an in-your-face live spectacle. Blues / R&B /Roots /Cool tunes! BLESSED BY A BROKEN HEART, White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station, Breton Side, PL4 0BG, 8pm. Lovehatehero/The
WILLE AND THE BANDITS, The Red Barn, Barton Road, EX34 7BA, 9pm-12pm, £free. myspace. com/willesband
WILLE AND THE BANDITS, Mama Stones, 1 Mary Arches Street, EX4 3BA, 9pm-12pm, £tbc. myspace.com/willesband THE HERBALISER, Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, EX4 3LS, 8pm. The hip hop/soul/funk outfit are joined by Wax Tailor, the alias of French trip hop/hip hop producer, JeanChristophe Le Saoût, who mixes hiphop, downtempo and trip-hop with samples extracted from movies.
EXMOUTH FESTIVAL WARM UP, The Famous Old Barrel, Princess Street, EX8 1JA, noon - 11pm, £free. EXMOUTH FESTIVAL WARM UP, Saddlers, Exmouth Road, Lympstone, EX8 5LS, 2pm-11pm. Pre Exmouth Festival Event featuring Bobkatz + Wired + Lara Conley + Jamie Gould + The Beacons + Laurie Ward.
THE BUBBLE, Prince of Wales, 4 Market Strand, TR11 3DB.
THE QUAILS, The Hippo, 9 Bath Street, PL1 3LT, £5/£4nus. Their music can best be described as melodic and energetic indie rock and their live performances are exciting and powerful. THE DIRTY ROBBERS, Annabel’s Cabaret & Discotheque, Vauxhall Street, PL4 0EY. The Dirty Robbers, with maximum effect and minimal subtlety, combine stylish punk with jaunty guitar rhythms to create an in-your-face live spectacle. Blues / R&B /Roots /Cool tunes! JOKER, The Junction, PL4 6LA, 9pm, £free.
OPEN MIC/ JAM NIGHT, Coolings Bar, 11 Gandy Street, EX4 3LS, 8pm-11.30pm, £free. Hosted by A Neat Little House.
ACOUSTIC WINE DOWN, Ride Cafe, Tavistock Place, PL4 8AX,
LIVE £free. Patrick James Pearson (10), Kat Marsh (11), Si Holmes (12) myspace.com/siholmes, Land Of The Giants (1) facebook.com/ landofthegiants.
THE ACOUSTIC CAFÉ, The Cellar Bar, The Fortescue, Mutley Plain, 8.30pm-12pm, £1. Four different live acts each week plus free nibbles.
CLUB ESTEBAN, The Queens Hotel, High Street, TR26 1RR, 9pm, £free. Self-styled Desert Funk band Esteban mix Latin and African beats with soaring four part vocals and rock guitars; a lifestyle of music, art, brotherhood, parties and touring. A life affirming, soul stirring world sound explosion. myspace.com/ estebanuk.
MARTHA TILSTON & the WOODS, Tavistock Wharf, Canal Road, Tavistock, PL19 8AT, 8pm, £12.50adv. A Brighton-based folk singer-songwriter with a strong independent streak. Plus Special Guest, Richard Walters.
KAJ LIVE, The Taphouse, Peterville Square, TR5 0QU, 9pm, £free. Acoustic singer/songwriter myspace.com/kajskjervik.
OPEN MIC NIGHT, The Famous Old Barrel, Princess Street, EX8 1JA, 8.30pm – 11pm, £free.
The Peoples String Foundation, Miss Peapod’s Cafe, Jubilee Wharf, Penryn, 9pm, £4. Acoustic / Jazz / Jam Band.
FIELD MUSIC, Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, EX4 3LS, 8.30pm, £8, 16+. XLR, The Famous Old Barrel, Princess Street, EX8 1JA, 9pm – 11pm, £free. Heavy metal.
STRICTLY STEPPAS KARNIVAL, Falmouth Rugby Club, Draceana Avenue, TR11 3EQ, 6pm, £6adv. myspace.com/derudestproductions. MCCARTHY, Prince of Wales, 4 Market Strand, TR11 3DB. MAMA TOKUS, Toast, 18 Church Street, TR11 3DR, 9pm, £tbc. Soulful jazz and blues from floozy funny woman
COMPANY B, The Barley Sheaf, Church Street, PL14 3AQ, 9pm, £free. Jump jive & boogie woogie.
ESTEBAN, Mama Stones, 1 Mary Arches Street, EX4 3BA, 9pm, £free. Self-styled
Desert Funk band Esteban mix Latin and African beats with soaring four part vocals and rock guitars.. EXTRA MILE SHOWCASE, White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station, Breton Side, PL4 0BG, 8pm. WEDNESDAY NIGHT MUSIC CLUB, The Riverbank, Old Bridge Street, TR1 2AQ, 9pm, £free. E.P launch! An intimate solo set from WNMC with host Kaj, celebrating the launch of his new E.P.
ESTEBAN, The Anchor Inn, Cockwood, EX6 8RA, 9pm, £free. Self-styled Desert Funk band Esteban mix Latin and African beats with soaring four part vocals and rock guitars.
THE BLUES BANDITS, The Barley Sheaf, Church Street, PL14 3AQ, 9pm, £free.
GOODTIME BOYS, White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station, Breton Side, PL4 0BG, 8pm. Solutions/ Damerals. LIVE MUSIC WITH SI HOLMES, The Dairy, 25 Bretonside, PL4 0BB. 8pm-late. £free.
BEN HOWARD, Acorn Arts Centre, Parade Street, TR18 4BU, 8:00pm, £8 adv/ £10otd. Ben is a completely natural performer, his talent is so raw and his performances totally captivating, with record company interest already knocking at his door, it won’t be too long before we see Ben headlining our biggest Cornish venues!
LOU JORDAN AS ELVIS! Annabel’s Cabaret & Discotheque, Vauxhall Street, PL4 0EY. Lou celebrates all that you would want to remember in a fitting tribute to the King. With exotic belly dancer ‘Ameera’. BROTHERHOOD OF THE LAKE, White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station, Breton Side, PL4 0BG, 8pm. Sexwolf. 101% PANTERA, The Junction, PL4 6LA, 8pm, £4adv/£6otd. Plus Huron. THE WIRELESS, The Millbridge, 23 Molesworth Road, Stoke, PL1 5LZ, 9pm, £tbc. Rockin’
acoustic combo performing unique interpretations of classic tunes from the last 50 years.
RINSEOUT, Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, EX4 3LS, 8.30pm, 18+. Drum & bass DJ’s and MC’s. CRUSH UK, Prospect Inn, The Quay, EX2 4AN, 9.30pm, 18+. TEENAGERSINTOKYO, Cavern Club, 83-84 Queen Street, EX4 3RP, 8pm-2.30am, £free before 9pm. The bass is tar thick, the drums edgy and jittering, the guitars sharp and slicing. and caught in the centre, singer Samantha Lim’s veneer of fragile innocence fractures and collapses! The band have been bagging support from the likes of Zane Lowe and the NME; Prepare to be dazzled, blackened, bewitched.
LOU JORDAN AS ELVIS! Annabel’s Cabaret & Discotheque, Vauxhall Street, PL4 0EY, Lou may not be the King, but he is a prince among Elvis Impersonators. With exotic belly dancer ‘Ameera’. MALEFICE, White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station, Breton Side, PL4 0BG, 8pm. Warpath/ Huron/ Athura. THE JACK, The Junction, PL4 6LA, 9pm, £free. THE ELEVATORS, Prince of Wales, 4 Market Strand, TR11 3DB.
WILLE AND THE BANDITS, The Unicorn, Albion Road, NP4 6LE, 9pm, £tbc. UK Roots Roadshow with Wille and the Bandits plus Hip Route.
MARTHA TILSTON & the WOODS, Exeter Phoenix: Voodoo Lounge, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, EX4 3LS, 8pm, £12.50adv/£14otd. RICHMOND FONTAINE, Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, EX4 3LS, 8pm An Americana band from Portland, Orgeon, Richmond Fontaine’s songs consistently evoke lyrical imagery of Nevada, Oregon and the western United States, while musically they cite influences such as Gram Parsons and Green On Red.
parties and touring. A life affirming, soul stirring world sound explosion. myspace.com/estebanuk.
GOOD TIME JAZZ, The Barley Sheaf, Church Street, PL14 3AQ, 9pm, £free.
KAJ LIVE, The Globe, 1 Queen Street, TR18 4BJ, 9pm, £free. Acoustic singer/songwriter myspace.com/kajskjervik.
DODGEY PRACTICE, Annabel’s Cabaret & Discotheque, Vauxhall Street, PL4 0EY. Based in Devon, Dodgey Practice are the connoisseurs 9 piece soul band. Renowned locally as a band that delivers its classic brand of highenergy funky/soul/disco music with total commitment to entertainment and performance! PENDULUM, Plymouth Pavilions, Millbay Road, PL1 3LF, 7.30pm, £22.50. Formed during 2002 by three musicians from Western Australia with similar visions and musical backgrounds, Pendulum’s mission has always been to pull together their production resources, ideas and influences from various styles of music, to create a new sound that they feel is missing from dance music. CARNIFEX, White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station, Breton Side, PL4 0BG, 8pm. Veil of Maya/ Suffokate/ Ingested. THE LEGENDARY BANK HOLIDAY BBQ, Ride Cafe, Tavistock Place, PL4 8AX. Have a free Barbie on us and watch a host of live acts throughout the afternoon/ evening and have the whole bank holiday Monday to recover.
WILLE AND THE BANDITS, The Queens Hotel, High Street, TR26 1RR, 9pm-11pm, £free.
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OPEN MIC NIGHT, The Famous Old Barrel, Princess Street, EX8 1JA, 8.30pm – 11pm, £free. BIG ED & THE RED ROCKERS, Manor Gardens, EX8, 6.30pm. Kinks tribute night.
PRISM, White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station, Breton Side, PL4 0BG, 8pm.
ESTEBAN, Gylly Beach Cafe, Cliff Road, TR11 4PA. Self-styled Desert Funk band Esteban mix Latin and African beats with soaring four part vocals and rock guitars; a lifestyle of music, art, brotherhood,
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MONDAY MADNESS. Arena Summerland St. 10pm2.30am, Advance tickets £3 available from reps and the student guild. Exeter’s biggest student, with weekly themes. THE MONDAY MIXER. Timepiece. Little Castle Street. DJ Spin Doctor METAL MONDAYS! Cavern Club, 83-84 Queen St, EX4 3RP, 8pm-late, £3otd. Vanadium/ Cambion/ These Ruins/ Caesura. Metal.
Remedies. The Moor. 10pm2am, £free. D’n’B, reggae, indie etc. STUDENT NIGHT, Toast, 18 Church Street, TR11 3DR, until 1am, £free. Monday night is student night at toast with lots of £1.50 drink deals!
SUPER CHY MONDAYS. The Chy & Koola, 12 Beach Rd. 10pm-3.30am, £4/£2. DJ’s Robin Parris & Proof playing hip hop, funk, party, breaks, indie, rock, dance, grime, R’n’B, reggae, D’n’B, gypsy swing kinda thing & cheap booze for locals!
BIG NIGHT OUT. Varsity, Derrys Cross. 9pm-2am. More party, dance tunes whilst the drink flows. FUNKOLOGY. Revolution. Derrys Cross, 8pm-2am, £tbc. Fusing funk, hip hop & breaks. STUDENT NIGHT. Oceana, Barbican Leisure Park. 7pm2am, £5/£4 NUS. Plymouth’s biggest student night with 70’s, 80’s, 90’s party in the New York Disco, Commercial classics in the Ice House. WONKEYLEGS. Firefly. 10pm– 4am. £2. Hip-hop, D&B and Dubstep.
BIG STUDENT NIGHT. Puls-8. 14 High Cross Street, PL25 4AN. 10pm-2am, £4/£2 NUS. DJ Dean playing the party classics.
STUDENT NIGHT. L2 Nightclub, Calenick Street 9.30pm - 1.30am.
MONDAY’S FUN HOUSE. The Valbonne. 9.30pm-late, £5. Commercial night.
OFFICE PARTY Fahrenheit, The Parade. 10pm-2.30am, £2/free B4 11pm. Commercial night.
CHILL OUT SOUNDS. Remedies. £free, 10pm-2am. Chilled sounds. GLITCH! Shades. £2/£1 NUS, 10pm - late. Indie-electro, nu-rave & I.D.M.
TWO POUND TUESDAY. Club 2k, Branwell Mill, Market Jew Street, TR18 2LQ. 11pm – 3 am. £2 before midnight (or free with a flyer), £4 after. DJ’s Boris and DS/£2.00 drink prom’s.
SCANDALOUS. Firefly. 10pm – 4am. £free all night. Hot R’n’B, hip hop and classic old skool joints. LOVE TUESDAYS. Ride Cafe. 10pm-4am, £free. Wonkey Ben & Matt Burley spinning funk, breaks, hip hop whilst the drinks are all £1.50. TWO’S DAY. Revolution. 8pm-late. Funky house and dance classics. STUDENT SESSION. The Quay. Above the Live Lounge. The Barbican. From 10pm. DJ Spike playing the best in R&b, Hip-Hop, Electro, Indie, Soul, Pop and Rock.
ROCKABLE. Rouge Nightclub. 38 The Strand. EX23. £3. 9pm-2.30am. All the best in Live Bands and Unsigned. Acts from across the country.
LEGENDS. The Student Night .Timepiece. Little Castle Street FLAVA!. Angel Bar. Exeter Queen St. EX4 3SR.Free Entry!. 9pm-1am. Nu Funk/ Broken Beats/Jazz Breaks/Skanky
Reggae/Hiphop/Cut+Paste. With Dj Freddy Pimms+Guests. QUIDS IN. Fahrenheit. The Parade. 10pm-2.30am, £2/£1 NUS. Student night that does what it says on the tin! LOFI HIFI, Cavern Club, 8384 Queen St, EX4 3RP, £free. Bringing you the best in Indie/ Electro/Dubstep with resident DJs and live guests. Tonight Peggy Sue; more like broken-down blues than run of the mill anti-folk, their spine tingling vocal arrangements have a breezy, intuitive air about them, and the pair switched effortlessly between singing in unison and soaring close harmonies, peppering each tune with a succession of clicks, percussive pops, doo-wops and ad-libs as they went.
DA PULSE. Shades, 4 Quay Hill.11pm-2am, £2/£1 NUS. An eclectic mix of electro, minimal, techno, breaks and D’n’B with Da Pulse. LADIES NIGHT. Remedies, The Moor. 10pm-2am, £free. Free shot for the ladies. Chart and cheese music. Q.COLLECTIVE, Q. Bar, 15a Killigrew St. 8pm-late, £free. A mix n blend of all things funky.
BEATAMIX. Revolution, Derrys Cross. 9pm-2am, £2/ free B4 10pm. All the best funky house, classic disco, rare beats & R’n’B. BIG WEDNESDAY. Ride Cafe,Tavistock Place. 9pm2am, £2. Wonky Ben - Hook up, kick back, rock out. £1 drinks deals; this night is rammed every week! BOOGIE NIGHTS in assoc. with Uni Plymouth, C103.103 Union St. 10pm-2am, £3. Student only night. Commercial tunes, giveaways, games and drinks deals. COWPOW, The Dairy, 25 Bretonside, PL4 0BB. 6pmlate. Student night, chart popping classics, great student deals, all are welcome to join in the fun. MIDWEEK BREAKDOWN. Crash Manor. 35 Union Street. PL1 3LU. 9pm. Open decks hosted by Aiden Howard HUSH. Oceana. Barbican Leisure Park, 9pm-3am, £tbc. The best in funk, hip-hop and R&B with resident DJ Benny Blanco. JUZZY’S HARD ONES. Zero’s, 24 Lockyer St, 10.30pm-2am, £free. Bouncy house, trance & hard Trance with
DJ Juzzy B. PARTY NIGHT . Walkabout, Derrys Cross. 10pm-2am, £free. DJ Marcus Clarke with commercial tunes. RADAR. The Quay Club. 11 The Parade, The Barbican. 9pm-late, £tbc. Fortnightly gay night with performers and free buffet! Oh, and some dance tunes too. Food and clubbing, what more could you want? SOUL NATION. View 2, Vauxhall St. 9pm-2am, £tbc. Soul, funk & Motown. HOUSE PARTY. Firefly Bar, Opposite University, North Hill. 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!
BOOGIE NIGHT. Puls8, 14-16 High Cross St. 8:30pm-1am, £3. Ultimate over 25s Party Night.
FLAVA. Park Lane, 1 Torwood St. 8pm-1am, £tbc. Urban selector night with Face playing hip hop, R’n’B, dancehall, garage, funk & soul.
THE BIG MIX WITH DJ PAUL BLEE L2, Calenick St. 9.30pm-1am, £3. Featuring the latest tunes and drinks deals.
CLUB £1.50. The Corn Exchange, 19 Commercial Street, TR14 8JZ. 9pm-1am, £5/£1 B4 10.30pm. Cheap drinks with commercial tunes.
‘WAX THE VAN’ PRESENT SHAKE. The Amber Rooms, 161 Sidwell Street, EX4 6RH. Ambers’ main Bar. 9pm 2am. £free. Djs playing the finest Funk / Disco / Acid Jazz SCANDALOUS. Timepiece, Little Castle St. 9pm-1.30am, £2 B4 11pm. Fresh mix of R’n’B with Aldo Vanucci & JSR. WEEKEND WARM-UP. Arena, Summerland St. 9pm - 2am, £2/free for ladies & NUS B4 11.30pm. Cheese, R’n’B & chart, very busy student night!
LADIES NIGHT. Samantha’s, St Andrews Rd. 9.30pm-2am, £tbc. Ladies discount and chart tunes.
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FAT HARRYS DISCO MACHINE GUN. Shades, 4 Quay Hill. 11pm-2am, £2. Disco classics and tunes TINY MUSIC. Remedies, The Moor. 10pm-2am, £free. Rock, indie and alternative music. 27th HIP HOP WITH SKINNYMAN Mango Tango 9pm-2am, £tbc. UK hip hop legend Skinnyman, with Dopescribes supporting.
WEEKEND WARM-UP. The Valbonne. 9.30pm-3am, £3/ txt ‘mini’ to 82085 for free admission B4 12am. Freshest mix of RnB and Commercial Dance
MID WEEK MADNESS The Office, 1 River Walk. 9pm2am, £tbc. Emergency staff special with free entry, early start to the weekend.
SINSATION. Sailors, 11-17 Fore St. 9pm-2am, £tbc. Commercial dance & party with Pete Jordan.
SKIN:DEEP, Club 2K Branwell Mill, Market Jew Street, TR18 2LQ. 11pm – 3 am. £free. Skinn:Deep is a new and up and coming night Purely Focused on bringing you the lowest of low frequency wave forms of bass.
EASY LISTENING. View 2, Vauxhall St. 9pm-2am, £free. Blues & jazz. ESSENTIAL. Oceana, Barbican Leisure Park. 7pm2am, £3/ free before 10pm. 70’s, 80’s, 90’s party in the New York Disco, House/R’n’B in the Ice House. GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER. Annabel’s Cabaret and Discotheque. 9pm-2am, £tbc. A unique night for talented artists to impress a live audience. HONKYTONK. Firefly. 10 – 4. free all night. DJ Griff play a whole world of amazing music . ROCK NIGHT. WoW. 11 The Parade, Barbican. 10pm – 3am, £2 b4 11pm, £3 after. From 10pm. Rock night with Mark Williams & DJ Spyke. THURSDAY HOE DOWN. Zero’s. 24 Lockyer St. 10.30pm-2am, £free. Gay night with resident DJ Stev-e playing club classics, chart R&B & Euro dance. 6th COMEDY DRAG NIGHT. The Dairy, 25 Bretonside, PL4 0BB. 8pm-late. £8.
STUDENT PARTY NIGHT. Twilight Zone, Little Vauxhall. 9pm-1am, £1. Expect chart & commercial tunes across the board.
BEATS AND PIECES. Puls-8, 14-16 High Cross St. 9pm1am, £4/£2 NUS. DJ Stan Collins and BK One.
Fridays Barnstaple 7th SASH LIVE DJ SET,
Toko, 30 Queen Street, EX32 8BP. £10adv. The multi million selling artist behind hits Encore Une Fois, Equador, Stay, Mysterious Times and more!
FUNKY FRIDAYS. Caesar’s Palace, King St. 11pm, £4. All the classics, a DJ and no rules whatsoever.
Rooms, 161 Sidwell St. 10pm-3am, £2/free B4 11pm. 60’s, 70’s global funk, beats. XCLUSIVE. NV Nightclub. 9.30pm-2am, £3/£2. Sexy Urban Music / Grime / Hip Hop / Bassline / Garage. Residents Killa B & DJ Ugly with Killa B & DJ Ugly & special guests. GOLD BLENDZ. The Amber Rooms, 161 Sidwell Street, EX4 6RH. 8pm-3am. £free. 100% REAL HIP HOP GUARANTEED. Some old, some new but all FRESH! Bboys on the lineup. DJs Include: Loctite, Ron Willis, Mix Masta Mullet & Mad Beats.
THE WEEKEND WARM-UP. Samantha’s, St Andrews Rd. 9.30pm-2am, £tbc. Start the weekend in style, cheesy tunes, NUS discounts and drinks promos. TIMEWARP. Fahrenheit. 7 The Parade. 10pm-3.30am, £5/£3 B4 11pm. Requests and chart toons all night!
your booty with John London. THANK FUNK IT’S FRIDAYS. Berties Nightclub. East St, 10.30pm-4am, £free. DJ Will B plays his chart mash-up mix. RnB/ Indie/Party FRIDAYS The Koola. 9pm3am, £tbc. House night with special guests.
CLUB 2K FRIDAYS. Club 2k, Branwell Mills, 10.30pm4am, £tbc. Chart cheese dance and reggae. First 50 get free entry wrist bands for following week, drinks from £1, DJ’s CQ, Boris and Max Honeyman DIRTY DISCO Bar 2k, Bramwells Mill. 10pm3.30am, £free. Chunky, funky house and electro with Charlie G, Tommie Quick, Greg Zizique, Mark B & Ashley Thomas.
CRISIS. White Rabbit. Bretonside Bus Station. £1. 12am - 5am. An eclectic Bude hot mix of Indie/Punk/Rock/ PARTY NIGHT. Rogue Hip-Hop/Funk/80’s. Served to Falmouth Nightclub, 38 The Strand. you by JC & OZ. 07886821408. FRIDAY NIGHTS. Toast. 10pm- late, £3/free B4 11pm. 6.30pm-2am. £free. Something whiterabbitradio.com Commercial dance. different every week! 2nd Friday of DJ APACHE. View 2, Exeter Vauxhall St. £5/£4/£3/free the month with DJ Dante Gabriel COLLISION HOLD IT DOWN. (Groove Juice), 3rd Friday of the B4 10.30pm, 9pm-late. Soul, Timepiece, Little Castle St, swing, R’n’B, Motown & funk month with Plymouth’s DJ Skank 11pm-2am, £tbc. Indie night classics with DJ Apache. Marvin and Hong Kong Ping with DJ Tezza. Upstairs with Pong’s Spinforth rounds things off DJ PARKER. Ride Cafe, residents Mr Onions, Heavy Stylus on the last Friday of the month. Tavistock Place. 10pm-2am. and guests spin hip-hop, breaks, Playing quality hip hop, funk and WEEKEND WARM-UP. soul, jazz, broken beat and more. breaks. Remedies. 10pm-2am, FRIDAYS ARENA. DOLLY MIXTURES. Zero’s, £free. Chart n cheese with Matt Summerland St. 9pm24 Lockyer St. 10.30pm-4am, Shepherd. 3am, £5/£4/Free B4 11pm. £4. Gay night with resident DJs 7th TOM MATTHEWS, Commercial tunes, no trainers. Stev-E & Juzzy B play cheese, Toast, 18 Church Street, chart R’n’B, dance and hard house. TR11 3DR, until 2am, £free. FIREFLY. £free. Resident djs A DJ that finds beats and breaks on rotation. Last Friday of every from soul, hip hop, Latin and month Just J from Jac the Disco electronica and brings it all into playing a disco set downstairs and the mix. 14th DJ DANTE GABRIEL, a banging club set upstairs. FUNKY FRIDAYS. The Toast, 18 Church Street, Treasury, Royal Parade. TR11 3DR, until 2am, £free. 9pm-3am, £tbc. Funky grooves. (Groove Juice, Planet Patrol & FUNKY FRIDAYS. Annabel’s Eden Sessions). Cabaret and Discotheque, 21st TOM MATTHEWS, 29th RINSEOUT Exeter Vauxhall St. 8pm-late, £tbc. Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Toast, 18 Church Street, Funky grooves all night. TR11 3DR, until 2am, £free. Gandy St, 9.30pm-4am, REDEEMER Crash Manor, A DJ that finds beats and breaks £tbc. Epic four room takeover Union St. 10pm-3am, £4/£3 from soul, hip hop, Latin and of the Phoenix with D’n’B, B4 11pm (NUS/ROC SOC/ electronica and brings it all into dubstep, jungle, uk Funky & JSA discounts). The latest the mix. hip hop with Shy FX, Brookes alternative metal night to hit Newquay Brothers, Phantasy, Jaydan, Plymouth, part of a national run Subzero, Chef, Vapour and loads C.O.D.E. RED. Red Square of nights. DJ’s holding things (upstairs). 10pm-4am, £free. down in the SW are Mark Williams of local support, not forgetting the MC’s Eksman, Dynamite and Bringing you D’n’B with residents (legendary Plymouth DJ since on a weekly basis with special locals. Get your tickets in adv 1984!), Jason B, DJ Mullet and guests. before they sell out! DJ Spyke. FLIRT. Sailors, Fore St. ROCK NIGHT WITH MARK 9.30pm-2am, £ladies free. WILLIAMS. WoW, The SOUNDS OF THE Chart/dance & retro tunes to shake Parade, The Barbican. 10pm UNEXPECTED. Amber www.247magazine.co.uk
CLUB - 4am. £2 b4 11 and £3 after. Rock, Indie and alternative music ROCK SHOW C103. 103 Union St. 10pm-3.30am. £2/ members £1. Rock, indie and punk with DJ K-Rad, Dy Synn, DJ JJ and Aides over three rooms. BASS JUMP, Maggie’s Corner Cafe. 10pm-4am. £3otd. Jungle/Drum N Bass/ Dubstep.
experimental warmth of ‘60s French films and the pizzicato flavor of breakbeats, Bonobo established a niche of postparty chill-out. This completely self-produced and mainly self-instrumented album was highlighted by downtempo dub, funk, and an equally likable use of sitars.
ARTS 7th RUMBLE IN THE
JUNGLE. Eden Project, PL24 2SG. 7pm. £20adv. 18+. What can we say?! This is the one everyone has been waiting for…We’ve teamed up with Eden’s ground breaking Arts Café to host three arena’s of the finest underground music at the world famous Eden Project in St Austell. Featuring the 2010 Southwest Drum and Bass, Breaks and Dubstep Awards, we invite you to come and witness history in the making at this truly unique event. Featuring Chase & Status Live, Subfocus, Benga, Friction, Krafty Kuts, Freestylers, A-Skillz, Nick Thayer, Deekline, Will Streetwise, Richie Balboa, Klimax, Mr Nice, Maxxi P, Darko, DJ v’s The Drummer, Dizraeli, Scratch4cash, XL, Bloodshot, Pete Isaac and many more. Supported by residents from all the best Southwest Drum and Bass, Breaks, Funk, Hip Hop and Dubstep nights. www. therumbleinthejungle.co.uk
Seaton 28th ATMOSPHERE PRES.
SOUTHWEST ALLIANCE. The Grove, EX12 2LE. 9pm - 3am. £13otd. 2 rooms of Hard Tance, Hardstyle & Hardcore feat: M-Zone (History of Hardstyle set), Gammer, Squad-E, JTB & Chuck-E, Wragg & Major Tom, Ben Eye, Nick The Kid, SL-DJ, Bishop, Frantic, Chubba, Outburst + MC’s Si The Sigh, Adger & Danny J
FRIDAY NIGHT. Puls-8. St Austell, 10pm - 2am. Ladies free B4 11pm.The Puls8 Allstar dj’s on rotation playing chart, R’n’B & dance. HOUSE RULES. Queens Head, North St. £free. 8pm -12am. Groovy house music laid down by Dj’s Si and Mat. Expect friendly atmosphere and to hear some house music classics. Occasional guest Dj’s.Info 07868143721.
from Out of the Ark Sound system Collective, 10K P.A, Caribbean food, Gideon merchandise, records, CD’s. 14th DISTORTION L2 Nightclub, 10pm-3am, £tbc Launch of a new hard dance night with Alex Kidd as the special guest. This night runs alongside the established Plymouth night. Support comes from residents. Support these nights to expect them to continue – obvious but needs to be pointed out!
CLUB CHEESE SANDWICH. Ceasar’s Palace. 10.30pm – 3am, £5. Two rooms, one for Dance and R ‘n’B and one for pure filthy cheese.
RENAISSANCE. ROCKABLE. Rouge Nightclub. 38 The Strand. EX23. £5. 9pm - 3.30am. All the best Commercial Club Classics from the past two decades.
FRIDAYS. The Valbonne. 10pm-2.30am, £2/free B4 12am.Commercial tunes. LADIES NIGHT. The Venue. 9pm-1am, £3/ladies free all night. The biggest night in the bay. 7th HINDSIGHT. Bohemia, Torwood Street, TQ1 1DZ. 10pm till 4am. £7otd. Hard style night with FJ project, Jon the Baptist & Chuck E,Nick the Kid. 21st FRESH OLD DRUM & BASS. Bohemia, Torwood Street, TQ1 1DZ. 11pm till late. £4 b4 12pm £5 after. 7th JELLY JAZZ 17TH The bays leading D’n’B night with BIRHTDAY, The Hippo, 9 Nicky Blackmarket, Digiworkz, The Bath Street, PL1 3LT, 9pm Coalition. – 3am, £6adv/£8. Joining Jelly 28th TWISTED DESTINY 1ST Jazz will be the Cornish funk BIRTHDAY PARTY. Bohemia, band The Underbelly that are Torwood Street, TQ1 1DZ. currently getting major international 11pm till late. £4 b4 12pm £5 after. Stylus & Audio Junkie, MC props for their driving up tempo Whizzkid dancefloor funk. They recently played a live session on the BBC6 Truro Music’s Craig Charles Funk & 14th ALPHA & OMEGA, The Soul Show to rapturous response, Office, 1 River Walk, TR1 2AB, 10pm-3am, £5otd. A support tonight comes from Pete rare UK appearance from Alpha Isaac and Griff. 21st BONOBO, The Hippo, & Omega with Jonah Dan. The finest Roots & Dub Reggae in a 9 Bath Street, PL1 3LT, sound system style full support 8pm- 2am, £12.50. With the
22nd SUMMIT FESTIAL
2010. Kit Hill, Callington, PL17 8HT. Gates open 5pm. First 100 tickets £15/ £17.50 after. 26 DJ’s, 1 Massive Night! 3 Arenas of house, hard style, Drum N Bass, dubstep, fidget, house, electro, techno, and trance. Festival sponsored by Nomads. Expect visual entertainment by Sika Studios, Rinse Out D’n’B showcase and Laser light show. UK’s highest Dance Festival! Guests Nicky Blackmarket, Drumsound and Bassline Smith, M-Zone and others tbc.
PARTY, The Corn Exchange 9pm-3am, £7/£6 B4 11pm. Commercial dance night.
METAL NIGHT, Artful Dodger, St Davids, 10pm3am, £tbc. Metal night with guest bands. POSITIVE PARTY NIGHT. Arena, Summerland St. 9pm-3am, £6. The latest chart
and party hits, smart dress only, no trainers or scuffy clothes, make an effort please! WORLD BEAT. Timepiece. 8pm-1.30am, £4/£2 B4 11pm. DJ A mixed bag of hip hop, disco, funk, techno classics, ‘60s, indie & deep house. Basically anything goes! STRICTLY VINYL. The Angel. Queen St. 9pm - 2am. £free. Proper job old skool, funk, reggae, breaks and hip hop. Bump and grind with the Angel residents! Info: 01392 432611. ‘TRICK BAG’. The Amber Rooms, 161 Sidwell Street, EX4 6RH. 9pm-3am. £free. Guest Djs Dropping All Things Funky. Dj Mojo. Get Uptown To Get Down! SALSA EXETER. The Amber Rooms, 161 Sidwell Street, EX4 6RH. 8pm-2am. £5. Monthly. Dance All The Latest Mix Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Reggaeton And Kizomba (Zouk), plus two master classes. 22nd ZERO 7/THE HERBALISER. Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, EX4 3LS. 9pm-2am. £12. A special double header just for Exeter, these two acts have been moving minds, souls and feet for the past decade and now come together for a special night that will combine their DJ sets with retrospective visuals celebrating their recorded work.
HEATWAVE. Fahrenheit. 10pm-3.30am, £5. Chart & dance to celebrate the weekend. SATURDAYS. Samantha’s. 9.30pm-2am, £tbc. The biggest and best night out in Exmouth, chart anthems and drinks promos.
SHUFFLE. Toast. 8pm - 2am, £free. Music Selector Mark Bishop (Cafe Mambo Ibiza) & Special Guests. It’s all about a fine mixture of quality upfront new & classic music genres where you’ll hear Balearic anthems, nu-jazz / broken beats, Latin & Brazilia and even some liquid drum & bass thrown in for good measure.
Helston 22nd MAD HATTER’S
TEA PARTY. Poldark Mine, Wendron, nr Helston, TR13 0ES. 10pm-4:30am. £12adv. Rare live performance by electric dance supremos, Lunasea, supported by psychedelic visuals, wild dancers and an awesome sound system by Impact PA. A crashing reincarnation of the
CLUB original late 80’s rave sound with a huge dnb beat, Lunasea are sure to rock the house. Max Honeyman, The Freerange Party Society, Sir Funkalot and beatmaster Jay-Stu will be taking the stage alongside Lunasea throughout the night, expect an inspired musical journey from funky house to electro/ breakbeat and dnb.
Guests include the biggest names in the scene. DJ APACHE. View 2. Vauxhall St. 9pm-late, £5/£4/£3/free B4 10pm. Soul, swing, R’n’B, Motown & funk classics with DJ Apache in the main room & Ryan Platts downstairs playing funky house, classic soul & Motown. SENSATION. C103, 103 Newquay Union Street, PL1 3NB. £3 before 12am members/ £4 after. £4 before 12am/£5 after. Plymouth’s brand new dance night, with special guests Swankie & Kashi. FIREFLY. North Hill, £free. Resident djs on rotation. FREE CUBA PARTY. The B-bar, Barbican Theatre, Castle Street. DJ Power Lisboa plays the best in Cuban and 22nd ALDO VANUCCI Cuban-inspired tunes. From Son to & BARON SAMEDI, The Salsa, from New York Soul to latino Beach, Fistral Beach, Headland Road, 9pm-2am, hip hop. 8pm. Free. Info: 01752 £free. Free beachside party with 242021 FRESH CITY Candy Store. Throwin’ Shapes Aldo Vanucci 10pm-5am, £5/£3. Main room: Good Groove Records and Good R&B, hip hop and bashment from Living and Baron Samedi, 4 turntables and a saxophone, 300 DJ Jonezy, DJ Snake and Danny capacity, sun baked Reggae Dub Fresh. Room 2: Garage Love with Mr Flexx and residents spinning Funk and Breaks! garage. NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL BANK ON BERTIES Berties TONY Warehouse, Union 10pm – 3am, £tbc. Will B on the St, 10pm-2.30am, £3. DJ Tony decks mashing up the best chart, plays indie, alternative rock and R’n’B, dance, party, Indie and old requests –party on. skool. PARTY NIGHT. Walkabout, EYE CANDY. Berties Derrys Cross. 10pm-2am, Nightclub. East St, 10.30-4. £free. Latest chart & dance hits am, Eye Candy Ladies Free with DJ Darren Watts. b4 11pm. Will.B mashes up PROVOKE. Revolution, the best Chart/Dance/RnB/Indie/ Derrys Cross. 8pm-2am, £3/ Party PARTY. Chy. 10.30pmfree B4 10pm. A collection of 3.30am, £5. Cool party all the R’n’B, chart, funky house & disco way! over two floors. THE BIG WEEKEND. The RENEGADE. Voodoo Beach. 10.30pm-3.30am, £4/ Lounge. £2. 9 Till Late. Rock, free B4 11pm. DJs Kai & Leon Metal, Hardcore, Indie. 3 Live playing Rnb, dance, party, indie, bands followed by DJ’s. garage, 70s funk & soul over 3 RIDE DJ’S. Ride Cafe, floors. Tavistock Place. 10pm-2am. PASSION. Sailors. 9.30pmDJ’s on a weekly rotation- Aldo 2am, £tbc. Chart, dance & retro Vanucci, Matt Taylor and Bad tunes to shake your booty with DJs Adams. John London & Pete Jordan. SATURDAY NIGHT MASHUP Bac Bar, North Hill 10pmPenzance 3am, £free .DJ Skank Marvin and LUVD-UP Barn Club. guests spinning the party tunes. 10.30pm-4am, £8/£7/£6. Party SEXY SOULFUL FUNKY AND night, drinks deals, commercial HOUSE. Annabel’s Cabaret tunes, with resident Djs Tony and Discotheque. 8pm-late, Douglas and DJ Max Honeyman. £tbc. More info at barnclub.com ULTIMATE SATURDAY NIGHT EXPERIENCE Wow Plymouth & Barbican Live Lounge. 11 DISTORTION / OBLIVION The Parade, The Barbican, C103, Union St, 10pm-5am, PL1 2JL. £2/£4 for both £various. Weekly hard dance venues. 8pm 4am. Two venues, night, see flyers for more details.
playing music across the board. You request it, they’ll play it! 1st ROOTS STREET. Fortesque Cellar Bar, Mutley Plain. 8pm – 12. £free. Reggae// LINE UP DJ Crusty, Trist & Rootsman Dub 15th DISTORTION. C103, 103 Union Street, PL1 3NB. 10.30pm-6am. £10adv/£12otd. Distortion presents its 2nd massive all nighter of 2010! We welcome 3 big Distortion debuts from UK Hard Dance star Anne Savage, the German legend Uberdruck and the awesome Adam Lab4!
Little Castle St, 8pm12.30am, £2/free B4 9pm. The wind-down session with some serious grinding! Expect the best in Afro, reggae, ragga, Spanish, salsa, Arabic & R’n’B flavas. Well worth checking out.
BELUSHI’S LAZY SUNDAY. Belushi’s, Fore St. 9pm onwards, £free. Enjoy uninterrupted ocean views on the sun terrace with a sizzling bbq and chilled live acoustic music. MOVIE NIGHT,Walkabout, 8pm onwards Free. Films on the big screen, finish off the weekend chiiled out. Infront of a St Austell very big box. BIG WEEKEND. Puls-8. RELOADED. Sailors, Fore 10pm-2am, £6 B4 11pm. Dj Stevie G, Massive party night with St. £tbc, 9pm-late. Round the weekend off with commercial the best chart/dance and party tunes. classics slammed in the mix. 30th BANK HOLIDAY Torquay KINDA FUNKY. Bohemia. 41 SHOWDOWN, Pure, 52 Torwood St. 10pm-4am, £tbc. Tolcarne Road, TR7 2NQ. 10pm-4am. £9adv/£12otd. Funk, R’n’B & soul with resident DJs Paul Bowden, Ben McGowan, Two of Devon’s top promoters Rinseout & Covert team up for a Iain McKenzie and guests. very special night with over 25 THE BIGGEST PARTY IN artists including Shy FX, Cyantific, TOWN. The Valbonne. Bar 9, MC Eksman. Drum & Bass/ 10pm-3am, £5/£4 B4 11.30pm/£2.50 B4 10.30pm. Dubstep/ Liquid/Tech/Hip Hop/ Reggae/Mash Up. Commercial & uplifting house, anything goes. Penzance BLAZED. Studio 22, 22 SUNDAYS WITH BORIS. Victoria Parade, The Club 2k. Branwell Lane, 7pm Harbourside, TQ1 2BB. - 3am. Live entertainment with 6pm-3am. £10 tickets (for DJ Boris. boat). Boat Party & Club Event, 9th FAST & FURIOUS THE special guests D-ICE & REALITY AFTERSHOW PARTY, Club plus massive line up of blazed 2K, Bramwells Mill. 9pmresidents. Hard Trance, Hardstyle 2am. £free with your fightshow & Hardcore. wristband. DJs DS & JURASSIC. EVIL GENIUS, THE ONE EYED CAT. One Eyed Cat. 116 Kenwyn St, £free, 9pm1am The latest funky, sexy, dirty house music brought to you by Dr Evil Genius. SATURDAYS L2. Calenick St. 9pm-2am, £5. Chart and cheese with DJ Paul Blee, house and trance. THE BIG NIGHT OUT The Office, 1 River Walk. 9pm2am, £tbc. Weekend party for over 21’s. 15th EXAMPLE, The Hippo, 9 Bath Street, PL1 3LT, 8pm2am, £9adv / £10otd. Yes folks, Example is back @The Hippo but this time for his full LIVE show as part of his UK tour! You know it makes sense!
CHURCH OF ZERO’S SUNDAY SESSIONS. Zero’s , 24 Lockyer St, 10pm-2am, £free. Regular gay night with resident DJ Stev-E playing chart, R&B, bouncey house & trance. LOVE R’N’B. Revolution, Derrys Cross. 10pm-2am. £free. R’n’B all night. STRAIGHT UP. Firefly. 9 till late. £free. Hosted by Thom Ford: blues, soul and other Americana. SUNDAY LOVE VIEW 2. Vauxhall St. £tbc, 9pm-late. Music for lovers, whatever they may be! THE SUNDAY CLUB. Ride Club. 9pm-4am. DJ Super Duper Dan serves up party mashups as you recover from your come down! SUNDAYS. The Dairy, 25 Bretonside, PL4 0BB. 6pm until late. 80’S&90’S music.
Unleashed at the White Rabbit, Plymouth goes off most Saturday nights with guests big in the game of D’n’B and Dubstep packing the place out every time they track into the deep Southwest. Gemma Ward captured the action with guests like Grooverider, Rusko and Taxman amongst others.
Rock band images from a great night out, so great in fact that we can’t remember who the band was! (Its was Strung Out - Adz) Anyway, photos by Davies at Clash on Clash in Plymouth.
Published on May 3, 2010