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NEWS Surfs Up
If you’ve ever fancied getting your feet wet and jumping around on a surf board and catching waves just like in Big Wednesday, or if indeed you already do, then head down to Anson Rooms on 24-25 April for Bristol’s very own Surf Show, supported by Animal. Expect loads of stands from all the leading surf brands, and Waveriders film festival with UK premiers of Modern Collective, The Drifter, Rio Breaks and many more. If you want to go more in depth, there are numerous workshops, including surf photography, wave forecasting, wild swimming, board shaping and ding repair amongst others. There will also be live music, and a special after show ‘Seasick Sessions’ gig at Mr Wolfs on Sat 24 April with Willie and the Bandits, The Undercover Hippy and DJs. Tickets are £7.50, and if you get your tickets for the show by 10 April, you get entered into a draw to win a new surfboard! More info at www.surf-show.com
THIS MONTH WE ARE... Celebrating coming back after an extended Christmas holiday! Boom! We know you’ve missed us, but we’re back with a vengeance, and just in time for the start of the summer festival season, natch. We went to BLOC Festival in March (see our Snapped pages), and it was BIG, so we’re looking forward to more top festival action this summer. Check out our feature, ‘Give It Some Welly’ (the title is inspired by illustrator Jono Lewarne’s super cool contents page illo) for festival previews, ticket competitions and line up announcements for all your favourite events. Also this month, we celebrate the tenth birthday of our sister publication, 247 South West. The little beast is a decade old, so props to all who have been involved with 247 Magazine South West since it was started by Nigel Muntz way back in 2000. Wooo birthday cake time! 6|
Win £1000 for Your Art
The Grant Bradley Gallery is hosting The Urbis Open Art Prize in June 2010. As a result, they are looking for Bristol artists who work in 2 dimensions to apply to the gallery by Monday 3 May. Works selected for exhibition will be displayed at The Grant Bradley Gallery between 5 June and 3 July. The Winner of the Urbis Prize will also receive a cheque for £1000 and their work will be displayed in the stunning new Robinsons Building, Bedminster as part of their art collection for one year. More info and how to enter at www.grantbradleygallery.co.uk/urbis.html
It’s Official Bristol Is Britain’s Most Musical City! Record Shop Day with Catapult Leaving London, Birmingham and Manchester in the dust, the Southwest city has come top of the country in research by the PRS into which town or city has created the most musicians. Add in the fact that Cardiff and Cheltenham are also in the top five, it is safe to say, the Southwest rocks with musical talent. The top ten (in order) is: Bristol, Cardiff, Wakefield, Glasgow, Cheltenham Edinburgh, Manchester, Paisley, Doncaster and Londonderry.
To celebrate the annual independent record shop day on 17 April, Catapult 100% Vinyl in Cardiff are opening their doors for a day of in-store events. From 2pm, the Aperture Family DJs will be playing in the vinyl basement, including Lung, Sub:Stance and Ransom. The store will also launch an exclusive new t-shirt range in partnership with the brand Droneboy Laundry, responsible for the ‘Where’s The Jungle’ garments (the uniform of the UK’s drum ‘n’ bass dance floor). To celebrate the city’s finest production talent, Catapult 100% Vinyl will press up an exclusive EP featuring their work. The EP will go on sale on 17 April and will be limited to 200 copies. The day will also mark the launch of the stores monthly podcast, which will feature upfront drum‘n’bass and dubstep mixes from local DJs and producers. Get there and support your independent record shop!
THE EDGE Email news to: email@example.com EAT MORE PIE FOR CHARITY Award-winning Bristol ethical pie-maker ‘pieminister’ has teamed up with Above & Beyond’s CaRE Appeal to launch Pie & Cash, a fundraising initiative to help raise the £1.6 million needed to transform the patient and visitor experience at Bristol’s Cancer Hospital, the Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre (BHOC). Pie & Cash is all about bringing friends and fundraising together over a tasty dinner of pieminister pies and mash. For each pie bought for a ‘Pie & Cash’ party throughout April and May, pieminister will donate 50p to the CaRE Appeal. Just visit www.dinner4good. com/aboveandbeyond, to plan your party, send out invites and make a donation to the CaRE Appeal through the site. Pies can be bought for ‘Pie & Cash’ parties from pieminister’s Bristol shops on Stokes Croft and in St Nicholas’ Market. Just remember to tell the staff that the pies are for the CaRE Appeal, so that pieminister can donate to the fund. So, eat pie and donate to charity at the same time – everyone’s a winner! BACK TO IT’S ROOTS Back 2 its Roots is a nonprofitable music and culture promotion organisation, committed to raising money for charities working in Africa, and raising awareness of the problems facing Africa today. With staff work on a voluntary basis, they have no administration costs; therefore 100% of all monies raised go to Africa. Having raised over £5,000 from receive gigs for two charities, PLAN Lalibela and For-Ethiopia, they have much more in the pipeline. Founded by Nadine Bourne in 2004, Back 2 its Roots continues to gain more and more momentum as they work with increasingly higher profile bands, artists and DJ’s and have a reputation for outstanding performances, stimulating visuals, uplifting and educational events For more info and details of how to get involved, visit www. back2itsroots.org
Vauxhall UK Beatbox Championships 2010
Have you got the skills to become UK champion and drive away with a slick black Corsa SXi, complete with air con, Bluetooth, metallic paint and 17’’ alloys? It’s time to step up to the mic at the Vauxhall UK Beatbox Championships 2010. Eight battle slots are available at the Bristol heat this month, and all beatboxers are in with a chance to win a pimping new Corsa worth £14,500. The Bristol heats will be held on Sat 17 April at the O2 Academy Bristol. Tickets are £4 in adv, more otd. The heat winners, decided by the crowd and judges, then go to London for the grand final at the O2 Islington Academy in June. Judges at the Bristol heat are Archangel and TyTe and the night is hosted by Stig of the Dump. Tickets from www.o2academybristol.co.uk Check out www. vauxhallbeatboxchamps.co.uk to find out more.
Rumble In The Jungle Wins Smirnoff Grant
Promoters behind Rumble in the Jungle at the Eden Project have been awarded one of four grants in a national competition promoted by Smirnoff. The vodka brand invited promoters to think up unique events and experiences as part of the competition. The winners have been awarded £5000 as part of the brand’s ongoing commitment to celebrate unforgettable experiences – the type you look back on and say ‘I was there’. These cutting-edge ideas were picked from hundreds of applications via Smirnoff’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/smirnoffGB). Judges included Rob da Bank of Radio 1, DJ duo The Queens of Noize, and Clash Magazine’s Matthew Bennett make up the vodka brand’s panel of experts who selected winners. Rumble in the Jungle takes place at the Eden Project, nr St Austell in Cornwall on 7 May, in conjunction with Eden Art Café and will showcase the South West’s finest underground music and art, alongside some of the biggest names in the music scene, including Chase and Status LIVE, Subfocus, Benga, Friction, Krafty Kutz, Freestylers, A-Skillz, Daraeli and many more artists across three arenas. University College Falmouth will be hosting a student art showcase at the event, and the biomes will be open to explore, but expect a twist... This is the only opportunity to experience a party like this at Eden this year, make sure you’re there to be part of it. Tickets and more info at www.therumbleinthejungle.co.uk
Bristolian promoters The Blast have been putting on parties and clubnights since way back in summer 06, starting out at Level in Bristol (R.I.P). Run by The Bandit (aka Rob), Smokey (Tom) and Dubious (Ollie), The Blast are responsible for the roadblock event that is Shit The Bed! They’ll be celebrating their fourth birthday this June with a massive party at Motion Skatepark in Bristol, for which they will open a whole extra warehouse. With an eclectic range of musical influences, almost anything goes – they’ve booked everyone from Mark Ronson, Si Begg, Congo Natty, Diplo, Raffertie, The Bug, Ed Rush, Skream and Hot Chip. The main focus is bass music, and stuff you can party to – so it’s no wonder their nights are so popular. 247 had a quick chat with Rob. Those of a delicate disposition might want to look away now. The phrase “cacked in his sack” appears in the below interview. How did you come up with your oh so elegant (and awesome) event name, Shit The Bed? It was a saying of someone in a house I used to live in. The young man would use it when anything good or exciting happened…. “I found a pound in the sofa - shit the bed!” Or when he was looking at a flyer: “That’s an amazing line up - shit the bed!” The first Shit The Bed event was actually just a large Blast event we did at Clockwork and “Shit The Bed” was just a strapline on the flyers. We didn’t realise at the time it would be so popular, and it turned out that everyone remembered it, so we thought we might as well adopt it as our new name. Less than three years later and we have now sold over 1500 Shit the Bed! T-shirts and the new (granny friendly) I Love STB tees are selling like hot cakes too.
“That’s How often do you “Shit The an amazing Bed”, so to speak? No direct shitting of any of lineup our beds has happened as as I know - although saying that, at shit the far Glastonbury last year Dubious may have bed!” cacked in his sack (sleeping bag)… he
certainly woke up with something pretty suspect in there... But as far as the events go in Bristol, we do five a year. You’re playing at the music and snowboarding festival Snowbombing again this year (5-10 Apr, Mayrhofen, Austria) – tell us more… This will be our second time out in Austria, and last year was amazing. The biggest shock for me was that the weather is really nice. A lovely day out in the fresh clean air followed by a filthy session on the schnapps with N-Type & Hatcha meant for a messy one for me and Ollie! Which big acts have played for The Blast? Oh God – the list is on our myspace and it is getting longer than your arm! Some of the best would be: Diplo, Mark Ronson, Skream, Craze, Annie Mac, Sinden, The Scratch Perverts, Zinc, Jack Beats, Toddla T, Hot Chip, DJ Assault, Arsequake (the biggest act we have had ever LOL!), Altern8, Congo Natty, Tayo, Rusko, The Bug, Caspa, Switch… What has been your biggest event to date? NYE at Motion was pretty massive, but we don’t like to rest on our laurels… I’d say definitely the upcoming Shit the Bed vs The Blast 4th Birthday, the line up is coming together now and it’s looking just stupid!! (Watch this space). What would your dream line up be? The next Shit the Bed one obviously… haha What are your plans for the future of The Blast? We are doing a stage at Glade Festival along with Rinseout that we are super hyped about. Also we’ll continue to do our thing down at the Thekla with our monthly night. Forthcoming dates are: Fri 2 Apr: Sinden/Untold/Sbtrkt – Thekla, Bristol Fri 7 May: Evil Nine/Drums Of Death Sat 5 June: High Contrast/Joker/Mad Professor(Live)/Boy 8 Bit/Reso/Baobinga/The Heatwave + over 30 acts – Motion, Bristol. For more info: www.myspace.com/theblast_bristol magazine | 9
INDEPENDENT RECORD SHO PS HAVE BEEN THE HEARTB EAT BE IT DANCE MUSIC SPECIA LISTS OR RETAILERS THAT STO OF MUSIC SCENES FOR GENERATIONS: LABELS. YOU DON’T HAVE CK MUSIC BY BANDS ON IND TO BE BLEEDIN’ COLOMBO EPENDENT TO MAJOR CHANGES IN THE WA YS WE BUY MUSIC OVER THE HAVE NOTICED THAT THERE HAVE BEEN THOSE SHOPS HAVE GONE, LAS T DECADE, AND NOW WH FOR BEING ABLE TO BUY MU ILE OTHERS ARE STILL HOLDING ON. THERE ARE GO SOME OF OD REASONS SIC ONLINE, BUT IT’S IMPORT THE TRADITIONAL WAY… SHOPS ARE PERFECT FOR NET ANT TO HIGHLIGHT THE BENEFITS OF AND CREATING A COMMU WORKING WITH LIKE MIN NIT DED NEW MUSIC RECOMMENDED Y, FOR PROMOTING GIGS AND CLUBNIGHTS, AND FOR PEOPLE TO HAVING YOU THE HUM AN WAY: BY MAKING FRIE 247 MAGAZINE’S SAVE OUR NDS. AS PART OF ARASH TORABI TALKED WIT RECORD SHOPS FEATURE, PASSIONATE MUSIC LOVER H DENNIS SMITH, A KEY FIG AND WRITER URE IN THE MUSIC INDUST RY.
ennis launched the career of Muse, and runs the famous Sawmills Studios in Cornwall, whose former clients include Oasis, The Stone Roses, XTC, Razorlight and Supergrass to name just a few (www.sawmills.co.uk). Dennis sees a future for record shops. “They’re still importa nt,” he told us. “We know that people discover music online, but the fact remains that there is always going to be a physical product. There is still a market for the vinyl album. If people are going to stay in the retail busines s, they’re going to have to reinvent themselves and diversify .” Dennis agrees that the local record shop is an integral part of the music community. “When you’re buying from someone who keeps their ear to the ground and knows a lot about new music, you’re going to learn from them,” he said. “Independent retailers are also better at coming up with interesting things, the same as independent labels always have. The majors are like dinosaurs: they can only move at a certain pace, but the indepen dents are quite nimble on their feet.” In a recent 247 Magazine interview with The Cribs, we learnt that their sales for hard copies are far greater than those for downloads. They have also helped out independent retailers by giving them exclusive editions, unavailable elsewhere. Dennis sees independent shops as “tastemakers”, and he recognises the vital role they played in rocketing Muse into superstardom, via his own Dangerous label. He said, “The first two Muse EPs were only available in independent shops. We made them limited editions (999 copies), and they sold very quickly because they got radio play. We credited A Different Class (former Plymouth record shop, now sadly gone) on the second Muse EP. This is a classic exampl e of how local tastemakers played an important part in launching a new band. And the rest, as they say, is history.” It’s UK Record Store Day on 17 April too – a day when independent stores across the UK come together to celebrate music www.recordstoreday.com/unitedkingdo m. So this month, support a local business and buy your next album from your nearest record shop – here are details of some of the region’s best…
SPILLERS RECORDS, 36 THE HAYES, CARDIFF CF10 1AJ 02920 224 905 // WWW.SPILLERSRECORDS.COM How long has your shop been open? Since 1894 (we’re the oldest record shop in the world!). Do you specialise in any particular kind of music? We stock a wide selection of punk, metal, indie, blues, folk, jazz, electronica, hip hop and world music, as well as local music. What has been the most memorable thing that has happened in the shop over the years? We had James Dean Bradfield (Manic Street Preachers) play live in the shop – that was awesome. How have the changes in the music industry (downloading etc) affected your shop? It has had a huge effect on the number of people who come in, but we have a lot of loyal customers who still spend lots of money.
THE RECORD SHOP, 7 SHURDINGTON ROAD, CHELTENHAM SPA, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, GL53 0JB, 07831 372642 // WWW.RECORDSHOPCHELTENHAM.CO.UK How long has your shop been open? Five years. The shop is family run, and was opened by Martin Hooper, who used to run a music paper in Cheltenham called Gig. We offer specialist vinyl both new and second hand, for sale and exchange. The Record Shop is modelled on the classic Portabello Road - Notting Hill vinyl collectors dream retail outlet. Our aim is to offer low prices (prices start at 10p a record!) and quickly turnover stock so that our customers have more choice than any other competitor in or around the local area.
“THE INDUSTRY SEEMS TO HAVE GONE FULL CIRCLE – THE INCREASE IN DOWNLOADING SEEMS TO BE ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO SEEK OUT AND BUY VINYL.”
What has been the most memorable thing that has happened in the shop over the years? There’s a list as long as your arm! We’re on probate list, which means that we have to clear out a lot of record collections – once we had to clear 15,000 records out of a house in one day. We’ve unearthed some exciting records over the years – at the moment we’ve got an acetate by The Artwoods, a 60s band which two of the lead guitarists from Deep Purple were in. They’re considered to be one of the best 60s groups, and vinyl by them has gone for in excess of £800 before. How have the changes in the music industry (downloading etc) affected your shop? The industry seems to have gone full circle – the increase in downloading seems to be encouraging people to seek out and buy vinyl. People don’t seem to buy CDs any more. There aren’t many places where you can buy vinyl apart from independent record shops like ours – even high street record shops don’t stock it. www.247magazine.co.uk
CATAPULT RECORDS, 22 HIGH STREET ARCADE, CARDIFF, CF10 1BB, 029 2022 8990 // WWW.CATAPULT.CO.UK How long has your shop been open? Since 1993 - 17 years Do you specialise in any particular kind of music?
Dance music on all formats, we cover the whole spectrum. Drum and bass, dubstep, hardstyle, hardcore, house… everything. What has been the most memorable thing that has happened in the shop over the years?
The instore appearances in the basement generally, and especially with LTJ Bukem and High Contrast. How have the changes in the music industry (downloading etc) affected your shop?
The main difference has been sorting out the chaff from the wheat. It’s not the huge decline all the doom sayers predicted. We’ve just had to work out which customers and which music remain loyal to the format and which doesn’t.
DERRICKS MUSIC, 221 OXFORD STREET, SWANSEA, SA1 3BQ, 01792 654 226 // WWW.DERRICKSMUSIC.CO.UK How long has your shop been open? Trading since 1956, and at this site since 1968. Do you specialise in any particular kind of music? All kinds but mainly rock, metal and blues with a little dance and Welsh.
“AS WITH EVERYTHING YOU MUST BE FLUID AND CHANGE WITH WHAT IS GOING ON AROUND YOU. NOT ALL PEOPLE WANT A DOWNLOAD...”
What has been the most memorable thing that has happened in the shop over the years? A personal appearance by Dorothy Squires of all things, it was about 15 years ago and there must have been 500 people here.
How have the changes in the music industry (downloading etc) affected your shop? As with everything you must be fluid and change with what is going on around you. Not all people want a download: first of all the sound quality is not that great, and secondly there is no sense of ownership with just a few dots and dashes on a machine as opposed to the feel and touch of a CD… and lately the comeback of the LP, which tells me people like to own things rather than files.
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RETAIL THERAPY I’m in a field with my best mates. Watching a band. Drinking some cider. Not A Lot Going On… Acid Drop Leather Bag
www.frenchconnection.com French Connection’s one shoulder strap mini leather bag is perfect for styling it up when field-bound. Stubbi pouch
www.stubbi.net Littering is bad, especially in the lush green fields of our countryside. Stick your butts in these handy reusable pouches and leave no trace!
Neon Face Paint
www.kitsch-u-like.com UV light reactive non coloured body/face paint. A necessary accompaniment to your weekend in a field. It’s easy to apply, lasts for hours, and washes off with soap and water. Try to think of original ways to apply it…
Baja Black Umbrella
Podpad www.podpads.com If sleeping in a sweaty, cramped tent doesn’t float your festival boat, then hire a Podpad. These little wooden houses are weather proof, sleep two people, have a power socket, are lock-able, and will be set up for you so all you have to worry about when you arrive is enjoying yourself. Podpads will be at festivals all over the UK, see the website for full listings. Prices vary.
www.ripcurl.com The ideal accessory for a rainy stroll from Main Stage to Other Stage. Or useful to keep the sun off your hungover head whilst you wait to see The Prodigy.
Wiki Digital Video Camera
www.iwantoneofthose.com Make sure you capture all those awesome festival moments with this handy pocket sized digital video camera. You can watch your videos on it’s screen, and it’s integrated USB connection means it’s easy to upload videos to your computer once you get home (no more searching for that pesky cable). www.247magazine.co.uk
www.c-thru-industries.co.uk Perfect for covertly sneaking to the front of the drinks/toilet queue. Made from woodpile photonic crystals with tailored reflective polymer filling. Available (theoretically) June 2020. magazine | 13
Field Day Festival chic comes with layers this season… Waistcoat by Miss Selfridge £30 (just seen), Coral blouse by A-Wear £25, Cropped black tee with rose motif by A-Wear £16 (worn underneath blouse), Denim shorts by Miss Selfridge £25, coat stylists own.
Cream tuxedo shirt dress by A-Wear £25, black jumpsuit with detail models own, vintage camera stylists own
Biker jacket by Miss Selfridge £58, Lace dress by Miss Selfridge £40, coat stylists own.
Parka by Miss Selfridge £50, Navy hooded jersey coat by A-Wear £26, Lace top by Miss Selfridge £18, Cropped jumper by Miss Selfridge £28, Floral shorts by Miss Selfridge £30, baby pink Hunter wellies and vintage leather saddle bag stylists own.
Photography: Joakim Boren www.joakimboren.com Hair and make up: Lara and Jo at Arena, 52 Ebrington St, Plymouth, 01752 250025 www.arenacreativehair.co.uk Model: Stephanie St Clair Clothes: www.missselfridge.com www.awear.com Styling: Robert Palmer Thanks: Hayley at Miss Selfridge, Robert, Joakim, Jo, Steph and Linda TB.
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A SUMMER’S WORTH OF RELENTLESS ENERGY SHOTS!
247 Magazine has teamed up with Relentless to offer one lucky reader the chance to win three month’s supply of Relentless Energy Shots. These 50ml shots are the perfect solution to keep you partying all festival season – each shot contains the same amount of caffeine as 250ml of the original Relentless drink, as well as vitamins B6 and B12. These small shots are perfect for on-the-go consumption, and will fit nicely into your festival experience as they’re less bulky than the original cans. To enter the competition, go to www.247magazine.co.uk
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The 2010 Festival season is shaping up nicely. Here, 247 Magazine begins a summer of festival previews and competitions, giving you the lowdown on the pick of local festivals as well as the best large scale events out there.
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. WEB: www.runtothesun.co.uk
ATP FESTIVAL MATT GROENING WHERE: Butlins Holiday Centre, Minehead WHEN: 7 – 9 May WHO: Iggy and the Stooges, The XX, Joanna Newsom,
Panda Bear, Deerhunter, The Residents, Hope Sandoval and Warm Inventions, Liars, She & Him, Coco Rosie, Built To Spill, and many more WONGA: 3 Berth Room Only £490 / 4 Berth Self Catering Chalet £695 / 6 Berth Self Catering Chalet £1042.50 WHY: All Tomorrow’s Parties has been promoting festivals and concerts throughout the world for the last ten years. As part of their celebrations for their 10th birthday, previous festival curator Matt Groening (the genius behind the Simpsons and Futurama curated the ATP’s 2003 festival in California) returns to choose a line up of awesome proportions. Add that to the fact that the festival is based at a fully functioning holiday park (accommodation is in chalets rather than muddy tents) with waterparks, shops, restaurants and more, and you have what should be a quality festival experience. A lot of chalets are already sold out, so get your mates and get in there quickly if you want to go along. WEB: www.atpfestival.com
RUN TO THE SUN 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: 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 and big name DJs and live music – VW lovers have been making a pilgrimage down to Cornwall for this festival since 1987. This year, the Silent Disco returns for the third time, and will be held on each of the three nights. New for 2010, the Morph Tent will play techno and minimal, a 12 hour dubstep marathon, and turntablism and heavy drum ‘n’ bass, with awesome visual effects and a top DJ lineup (TBA). And don’t miss the Show and Shine 18 |
We have a pair of tickets to give away to RTTS 2010. To enter, go to www.247magazine.co.uk
DOT TO DOT WHERE: Various venues in Bristol WHEN: 29 May WHO: Mystery Jets, Ellie Goulding, Zane Lowe, Los
Campesinos!, Liars, Blood Red Shoes, Twisted Wheel, Washed Out, Egyptian Hip Hop, Jakwob, Chapel Club, Daisy Dares You, Lonelady and many more WONGA: £25 WHY: Having expanded to a three-day event, (Dot to Dot also takes place in Nottingham on 30 May and Manchester on 31 May) this festival features both well-loved and cutting-edge acts from the global music scene. This unique festival experience will take place at venues across Bristol, including Anson Rooms, O2 Academy, Thekla, Louisiana, Cooler and the Fleece. WEB: www.dottodotfestival.co.uk
SUNRISE CELEBRATION WHERE: South Somerset WHEN: 3 – 6 June WHO: Zion Train, Bellaruche, The Egg, Sheelanagig,
Eat Static, James Monro, Allaby, Tim Healy, Banco De Gaia, Nucleus Roots, The Correspondents, Gentlemans Dub Club, and many more WONGA: Adult £105, Teen (16-17yrs) £65, Child (515yrs) £25, Family £235 WHY: This 100% sustainably powered festival features eight arenas, firewalking, cabaret, organic food and drink (Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage Canteen will be stirring up a tasty menu at the event), enchanted garden, standard and luxury camping, saunas, hot showers, a Solar Dance arena, GAMA Disabled Camping and LOADS more. The music is a unique blend of dub, world, ska, electronica, dubwww.247magazine.co.uk
step, psy trance, breaks, reggae, folk and Balkan beats. The dressing up theme for Saturday is Circus Freaks! WEB: www.sunrisecelebration.com
ESCAPE INTO THE PARK WHERE: Singleton Park, Swansea WHEN: 12 June WHO: Judge Jules, Andy C, Darren Styles, Steve
Angello, Above and Beyond, Scratch Perverts, Friction, Steve Smart, Neil Navarra and many more WONGA: £45 (£62) WHY: This is Wales’ largest one-day electronic music festival. You get 11 hours of full on electro, neon coloured fun, so this is perfect for those who’d rather not do the whole camping thing. WEB: www.escapefestival.com
BEACH BREAK LIVE WHERE: Pembrey Country Park, South Wales WHEN: 14 - 18 June WHO: Calvin Harris, Chase and Status (Live), Ellie
Goulding, Plan B, The Futureheads, Example, New Young Pony Club, Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip, I Blame Coco, Daisy Dares You, Beardyman, Fenech Soler, Kurran & The Wolfnotes, Doll & The Kicks, James Owen Fender, The Correspondents, Fake Blood, Scratch Perverts, Subfocus, The Milk and many more. WONGA: Student £89, Early Bird £74, non student tickets £tbc, local tickets £tbc WHY: Beach Break Live organisers showed their determination last year after they had to move the festival location from one end of the country to the other, when planning permission for their Cornish site was rejected (they did it in Kent in the end). This year, they take their award winning boutique festival to Wales for more spectacular festival fun. WEB: www.beachbreaklive.com
RELENTLESS NASS WHERE: Bath and West Showground, nr Shepton Mallet
WHEN: 9 – 11 July WHO: Bowling For Soup, Hadouken, Plan B, Tinie
Tempah, Quemists, Gallows, Wiley, Ghost of a Thousand, Chase and Status (Live), Andy C, Caspa, Nero, Krafty Kuts, Friction, Klimax and Benny MC, Kidda, Jaguar Skills, Charlie G and many more WONGA: Adult weekend £70, Child weekend £40, Family weekend £170, Adult day from £20 WHY: If high octane sports and rocking music are your thing, then NASS is the place for you. NASS festival features the best in action sports in both displays and competitions, from the World Skateboard Comp to www.247magazine.co.uk
the new Euro BMX Series, and new to NASS for 2010, the Inline 4* World Rolling Series, Parkour, and a new FMX setup. Add to that a stellar line up and you’ve got yourself a cocktail of headrushing delights for a relentlessly good festival. WEB: www.relentlessnass.com
GLADE WHERE: Matterley Bowl, Winchester, Hampshire WHEN: 15 – 18 July WHO: Orbital, Simian Mobile Disco, Tricky, Jeff Mills,
Magnetic Man, Green Velvet, Autechre, Krafty Kuts vs. A Skillz, Holy Ghost!, Boy Better Know, Skream b2b Benga, DJ Zinc, Seth Troxler, Craig Richards, Clark, Plastician, Fuck Buttons, The Field, Wolf + Lamb, X-Press 2, Avalon, DJ Friction, London Elektricity, 65daysofstatic WONGA: £110 limited student ticket offer / £135 normal price WHY: 15,000 revellers will make the pilgrimage to Matterley Bowl in Hampshire for the seventh Glade festival. Described as “Glastonbury for electronic music lovers”, camper vans, boutique camping and Lazy Camping are all available. Student artists take note – there is a competition for you to see your work exhibited at Glade, see the website for details. Glade Festival have also confirmed that they will be allowing festival goers in for free to this year’s event if they parachute in, provided they are dressed as Elvis, wearing a sound system strapped to their back and hit the ground dancing. All early bird tickets have already sold out, so get your ticket now. WEB: www.gladefestival.com We have a pair of tickets to give away to Glade Festival 2010. To enter, go to www.247magazine.co.uk
BIG CHILL WHERE: Eastnor Castle Deer, Malvern Hills WHEN: 5 – 8 August WHO: line up TBA 31 March
WONGA: Tickets go on sale 31 March WHY: It’s a medium sized festival in a beautiful location, with a chilled atmosphere and loads of top acts. The Big Chill’s music policy tends to be anti-genre pigeonholing, and they encourage acts to play broad and varied sets. At a Big Chill event, you can expect to hear everything from classical to dance music, including folk, jazz, hip-hop, world music, funk, soul, blues, pop, lounge and ambient. WEB: www.bigchill.net magazine | 19
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Thing’ is an atmospheric album with depth, centring on warm and dreamy vocals, picked guitar and strings. Rhodes has a calm and gentle voice that washes over you, and her abilities as both songwriter Sabre is no new comer to the scene & with and producer make this a stunning album. releases on some of the most respected She has mastered the craft of using record labels in Drum & Bass such as instruments in a subtle to create a large Metalheadz, Shogun Audio & Renegade soundscape- and she does this without Hardware, it’s now time for his debut album having to pile on too much into each song. to drop. Spread over two discs & featuring Arash Torabi a number of collaborations & remixes from the likes of Noisia, Alix Perez & Icicle to name a few, Sabre shows us that it’s not Sound Iration just Drum & Bass that he does best. From In Dub’ the experimental down tempo sounds (Year Zero) to the D&B dance floor grooves, this album couldn’t be more diverse if it tried! Debut album by the pioneers of UK Available on a double CD & triple vinyl. steppers, including a bonus disc with rarities Go & check it out! and tracks intended for a second album. IN:SIGHT/OLLIE EVANS Sound Iration’s Nick Manasseh has since earned respect as DJ and producer, and this album was originally released on WAU! Mr Various Artists Modo, set up by Youth (Killing Joke) and Dr Shank Soundtrack Alex Paterson (The Orb). ‘In Dub’ is ablaze (GGI Records) with strong bass and steady drum machine rhythms, but much of this falls flat compared Pretty much an A list compilation of UK to its Jamaican counterparts. You’ve got to grime stars and a few dubstep tracks for admire their influence on UK dub, but 20 good measure. New tracks from the likes years on, and with the boundary-pushing of Bashy, Boy Better Know and Giggs. developments of dubstep, this is best filed Most soundtracks live or die based on as background music. whether the film is a hit, this is a great Arash Torabi album regardless of what the film is like. If you’ve not tried UK rap or grime before this would be a good starting point for where Dreadzone the scene is now. Highlight for me is the Eye on the Horizon Breakage track with Newham Generals (still (Dubwiser Records) the best name ever). Pure fire. Aldo Vanucci Festival-rockers, Dreadzone are at it again: blending reggae bass, breakbeat, skanking Mowgli guitars, MC vocals and electronics to create 93 a danceable result. Earl 16’s soulful vocals (Dodeca Records) hit the spot, with conscious lyrics aplenty. This album works best when all those After a few years in the making, UK rapper, ingredients are present: check Tomorrow Mowgli drops his debut, packed with rapid- Never Comes, For A Reason and American fire lyrics over dark instrumentals. You can’t Dread. On the downside, the rock guitar/ Addicted to Love mockery of Beyond A doubt his skills as a lyricist or his razorsharp flow, but Mowgli is on a race to cram Rock spoils it. But occasional cheesy lyrics and deviations from the recipe are forgiven, as many words into a track as possible, because the overall result is a band that most of which don’t make much sense. sounds fresh and ready to rock. Call it abstract or poetry, but his relentless Arash Torabi ranting and unsettling imagery just wear you out. Intense lyrics and out-of-time beats may arouse intellectuals or hip-hop Peggy Sue anoraks, but they sure as hell ain’t gonna Fossils And Other Phantoms make you nod your head. (Wichita) Arash Torabi
A Wandering Journal (Critical)
One Good Thing (Motion Audio)
Third album from Manchester folk girl, on Cinematic Orchestra’s new label, through the ever-innovative Ninja Tune. ‘One Good
Swedish siblings, First Aid Kit, released one of the year’s first truly great albums last month. A few weeks later and Peggy Sue’s debut drops with eerily similar duelling female vocal sensibilities, courtesy of songwriters, Rosa and Katy. But Peggy Sue are no forest cabin folkies; they underpin the rich vocal textures with a surging, at
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times, sinister rhythm section that calls to mind Regina Spektor at her toughest. And when they do reveal their vulnerable side, it comes as a pleasant surprise. A refreshing addition to the neo-folk menu. Backbone
Chumbawamba ABCDEFG (No Masters)
Leeds anarcho-folk stalwarts, Chumbawamba, have been pariahs ever since they sold their souls to the corporate devil with ‘Tubthumping’. Once the toast of the DIY veganarcho community, now their old fans don’t give a shit that they still release mellifluous albums with romantic and libertarian undertones like ‘ABCDEFG’: a concept piece that addresses music itself, with revealing anecdotes and historical touchstones. Thankfully a whole new fanbase has picked up on the band’s understated sincerity, which is a relief when you consider how smelly the old ones were. Backbone
North Atlantic Oscillation Grappling Hooks (Snapper)
With a name like that it’s hard to predict anything other than psychedelic beatitude; which is pretty much what you get. Floating in the ether somewhere between the Pink Floyd columnimbus and the Elbow fog, ‘Grappling Hooks’ gets to work with cosmic keys, wistful harmonies and neatly layered beats that result in moments of panoramic clarity like ‘Hollywood Has Ended’ and the ELO-meets-Air shimmer of ‘Cell Count’. If they ever make another ‘Koyaanisqatsi’ flick, NAO should be first in line for soundtrack duties. Backbone
I Speak Because I Can (Virgin)
This second album from the British folk songstress, produced by Ethan Jones (Kings of Leon) is a rich and complex record with a widescreen approach to sound. The opening song, Devil’s Spoke gallops along with banjos leading the charge, and the singer suggesting you “hold your devil by his throat and spin him to the ground.” The Gaelic-feel Alpha Shallows will lift your spirits with its stirring and majestic strings-led hook. There are no obvious choices for singles here: this needs to be heard as an album. I Speak Because I Can is a masterpiece by anybody’s standards, let alone a musician as young as Laura Marling. Arash Torabi
DEMOS DEMO OF THE MONTH ELLIOT WHALE BOY are not the same band who were once the toast of the Plymouth alt-pop community. Gone are the quirky, clever-clever, post-punk angles, electronica squelches and clattering drums, to be replaced with a lovely sense of melodic resignation that flows through the veins like a valerian rush. On their new album (up on Myspace in its entirety) the band have clearly widened their horizons and grown into a cohesive ensemble that has an all-encompassing grasp on indie insightfulness and post-rock latitude. Better still, Tom Thrasher’s voice has settled into a gentle purr that works perfectly on epic songs like ‘Kingdom’ and the punishing ‘Derelict Houses’; trapped in the embrace of a Grandaddy/ Foals love-in. Quite magnificent. www.myspace.com/elliotwhaleboy
Having just come back from gigs in Europe, Devon based CAMBION are really one to watch out for this year. Their live shows are a full on energy romp and are as tight as any acts who are twice the age of these young defenders of the faith. Stand out tracks on the album (titled End of This Nightmare) like Fall From Grace and End Of This Nightmare show the true force of this band that have caught the attention of the likes of Blaze Bailey (former Iron Maiden) who asked them to support him last year for live dates. www.myspace.com/cambionuk. You may remember JOHNNY POWELL from his time fronting neo-folkies, The Dharma Bums. His new solo project picks up where that band left off and runs headlong into a netherworld of found sounds and harrowing melodies. With a much more developed and settled voice, ‘The Broken Leg Sessions’ is a beautiful testament to the power of melancholy and madness, where songs like ‘The Contributor’ are so poignant it hurts. And scattered amongst the soulful emissions are strange and wonderful sounds – including pillow kicks, curtains being drawn, wallets flicking and, best of all, Sylvia Plath’s graveyard (!) – all of which evoke an atmosphere that is, at once, organic and eerie. www.johnnypowell.com
real bite or lasting value especially in the throat department. And when the band drop in the digital loops and synth hooks on the likes of ‘Fables’ the anachronisms begin to come thick and fast. The Milton Keynes trio are clearly driven to keep making solid, politicised music but the Capdown legacy needs to be surpassed, or at least lived up to, for anyone to take notice. It’s a tall order but the potential is certainly there. www.myspace.com/thiscontrastkills Oh, JOHN FRANCIS, what would we do without you? It’s been a while since we received any of the Exeter fella’s aural nuggets but he’s back with ‘The Tramp’, an album of incredulously loose, lo-fi dronerock that may leave you yearning for the Sugababes or a nice noose to hang from after a while. Indeed, it takes a strong stomach to endure the woeful tunelessness of ‘Dream On’ – which sounds like four people playing four different songs, all very badly – but I still have a fondness for ol’ John because he just sings his songs and writes his poems and sticks them out there in his own bubble of creative freedom as if nothing else mattered. That’s gotta count for something, hasn’t it? (No website. Contact us and we’ll track him down) So we were on tour with the mighty Chuck Ragan when his hirsute fiddle player, JON GAUNT, handed me this little gem of an EP. Entitled ‘5 Songs’, the bearded wonder keeps things sweet’n’simple, faintly country and endearingly cheesy, especially on the gooey ‘Every Drink Every Song’: a love song that humbly confesses “my swollen eyes close only for you”. Meanwhile, ‘Jerusalem Ridge’ sees JG’s competent fiddle fingers dominate on a traditional-style reel designed, it seems, for toes rather than romantic hearts. As a footnote, the man’s done time with Whisky & Co, so that should get your ears a-prickin’ if nothing else. www.myspace.com/jongauntmusic Meanwhile, over on Murdoch-Space…
Bristol indie-rockers WILDER clearly want to be part of the neo-pop coterie along with the likes of Friendly Fires and The Maccabees but they sound a little to derivative to make any headway just yet. Then again, the sexed-up, Simian Mobile Disco-esque synth-rock of ‘TBT’ shows promise, so watch this space. www.myspace.com/wearewilder
If Suzanne Vega had grown up on the mean streets of the south coast and had stumbled into the local squat cafe-cum-anarchist centre on the way to Tom’s Diner, she might have sounded something like politico-crooner, OLIVE ANNE. Her five song demo ‘Close Your Eyes, You Won’t Feel A Thing’ manages to shoe-horn in more rhyming words of angry wisdom than the most verbose punk rock band, with a righteous acoustic guitar strum pinning the words down for a moment before they run away in a torrent of passion and positive attitude. Recorded in one take, this is what music sounds like when you strip away the bullshit and sing from the heart. Pretty fucking neat. www.myspace.com/oliveanne From the ashes of Capdown, THIS CONTRAST KILLS turn back the clock to the mid-‘90s, when indie-punk bands ruled the roost, and when Therapy? still wrote good songs. ‘The Corrupted Luxury’ EP isn’t bad but it does seem to lack any
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Throughout Apr Bristol
RE-EVOLVING, The Wilder Gallery, 131 Wilder St, BS2 8UT, www.upfest.co.uk An ongoing revolving show showcasing urban talent from around the globe takes place at The Wilder Gallery, presented by Upfest, Bristol’s urban paint festival. Unique and affordable artwork is available. Upfest is now in its third year, and takes place in South Bristol on 5 and 6 June. For more info on how to get involved, see their website.
Until 25 Apr Bristol
ONE MAN ARMY, Weapon of Choice Gallery, 14 St Michael’s Hill, BS2 8DT, 0117 929 1865, www.weaponofchoicegallery.co.uk One Man Army unceremoniously opens up the bizarre mind of comic book artist Lorenzo! and spills it all across the walls of the Weapon of Choice Gallery. Featuring a series of graphic portraits of individuals who fall comfortably into the category of “best left alone” this cast of miscreants are a visual snapshot of Dark Pop for the post-Gorillaz generation. Alongside the seven big new paintings are a series of exclusive ONE OF ONE prints, restored from the archives and splashed with all the colours in the paint box that the other kids were too scared to use. Expect robots, monkeys, robot monkeys, the undead and the soon-to-be-dead. This is Uranium at Lead prices.
9 – 15 Apr ONCE VIEWED FROM AFAR
Centrespace Gallery, 6 Leonard Lane, Bristol, BS1 1EA, www.centrespacegallery.com Working in separate mediums of photography and paint, artists Crew and Holman combine their concern for the demise of the English countryside. Holman takes refuge in a fictional rural idyll, with a childlike wonder expressed through vivid colour and surface pattern. Crew tackles her anxiety through quirky character creation; showing once wild animals as domesticated and light heartedly telling the story of creatures in search of a new habitat, within the blurring boundaries of country and city
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2 Apr – 9 May Cardiff
HELEN FRIK: DIFFICULT, Chapter Arts, Market Road, Canton, CF5 1QE, 029 2031 1050, www.chapter.org, Everyone now and then heaves a sigh, coupled with the wish that things weren’t quite so difficult. But what if the difficulties vanished, if there were no complications and no struggle in order to get where you wanted to be? Life would not be worth living, would it? ‘Difficult’ is universal: if there were no difficulty in passing electricity through a copper wire, there would be no heat or light; without death, life would not be possible. Traces of difficulty can be found in everyone’s history and because it is universal, everyone has personal experience of it. This paradox lies at the heart of Helen Frik’s exhibition and forms the basis of three new, large-scale commissions to be produced for their exhibition premiere in Wales.
15 Apr Bristol
HOOCHIE COOCHIE PRESENTS ‘NIGHTS AT THE CIRCUS’, Metropolis, 135-137 Cheltenham Road, BS6 5RR, 7.30pm, £7/£11/£13/£15, www. hoochiecoochiekabaret.com The sell out hit that is Hoochie Coochie is back with a thrilling night of magic and mischief. See dancing clowns, man eating ring mistresses, girls in tiny glass boxes, fire eating showgirls, over the hill cabaret acts, b boy jugglers, strip teasing zebras and performing reptiles. Starring Delia Du Sol, Ophelia Bitz, Keda Breeze, Bongo Bollero, The Crystal Clown, Lady Lilith’s Travelling Reptile Display, Richard Durnford, Femme Ferale, Matt Pang, with an after party by the legendary Bang DJ’s until 2am. Dinner is available on the night – See Metropolis for details. Advance booking VERY HIGHLY recommended – get yours at www.bristolticketshop. co.uk. Dress Code: Ringmasters and mistresses, clowns, dancing animals and chorus girls.
25 Apr Bristol
THIS GUY AT NIGHT Tobacco Factory Theatre, Raleigh Road, Southville, BS3 1TF, 0117 902 0344, www. tobaccofactorytheatre.com, £13, 8pm Jon Richardson (star of Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, host of his own BBC 6Music radio show, with a critically acclaimed sell-out run at the Fringe) launches his first UK solo tour. Having spent the last two years defending the option to face the world alone, This Guy at Night sees Jon exploring the notion that the human race may be weaker and
1 – 30 Apr
CATCHING THE BIG FISH
Shop, 18-19 Christmas Steps, Bristol, BS1 5BS, 0117 316 9421, www.shoptheshop.co.uk One of Bristol’s emerging illustration talents, Sarah Dennis, presents an interactive
exhibition at Shop, the vintage shop and artspace. The theme of the exhibition is nature, and the opening night will feature interactive activities from Sarah’s art collective Hot Soup, including a workshop where people can make a mini comic. There will also be toys, badges and zines available to buy. See www.sarah-dennis.co.uk for more of her work.
less able (individually and globally) to deal with problems than it has been at any point in its history. Join Jon as he gets life’s idiosyncrasies off his chest in his grumpy yet uniquely charming Northern style.
28 Apr Cardiff
SCRIPTSLAM Chapter Arts, Market Road, Canton, CF5 1QE, 029 2031 1050, www.chapter.org, £3, 8pm ScriptSlam makes its first appearance at Chapter. Five new, ten-minute plays by five new writers are performed script-in-hand by professional actors. A panel of industry experts (writers, actors and directors, as well as Chapter’s ‘Voice of the Street’) will be on hand to offer feedback. You, the audience, then get to vote for your favourite.
Until 1 May Bristol
THE TEMPEST Tobacco Factory Theatre, Raleigh Road, Southville, BS3 1TF, 0117 902 0344, www. tobaccofactorytheatre.com, £15 - £20, 7.30pm Prospero, magician and rightful Duke of Milan, has been deposed by his own brother and cast adrift on the ocean with his baby daughter. Surviving on a lonely island – becoming its new master – he draws his enemies to him by means of a tempest which wrecks their ship on his shore. Romance, broad comedy, and meditation on forgiveness combine in this extraordinarily charged and vivid fable, Shakespeare’s last major play. Join director Andrew Hilton and members of
the cast for a fascinating Lunchtime Talk about the play and Shakespeare’s work on 24 April.
1 May Cardiff
GERALD TYLER V LIMBO: THE MONKEY MADE ME DO IT Chapter Arts, Market Road, Canton, CF5 1QE, 029 2031 1050, www.chapter.org, £7/£5, 8pm Something’s Wrong with Abel have made a new show. They’ve boiled down what they do to its purest elements. Music and Words. The band play their funkiest best and Gerald Tyler tells stories and jumps about like his pants are full of badgers. The stories from this show will become the basis of a series of comic books accompanied by music CDs and include such family favourites as “Parasitic Sister”, “Nuns are tougher than they look”, “Steven Hawkins’ Fluffer” and “Zombie Girlfriend ate my Skin”.
2 May Cardiff
HIGH TEASE BY MINISTRY OF BURLESQUE The Glee Club, Cardiff, £14/£15, 7.30pm, www.glee.co.uk Ministry of Burlesque’s High Tease is an uproarious revue of razor-wit and frisky burlesque of 5-Star critical acclaim and sell-out national success. Taking Brit Wit in to the modern era with award-winning international performers, the daring antics of exiguously attired showgirls, the sultriest of sirens and the edgiest comiccabaret masters, High Tease is a slick and seductive show. With Missy Malone, Toff and Tales, and Dusty Limits, the dark prince of cabaret…
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The Adventures of Prince Achmed (U) 10 Apr: The Arnolfini, Bristol, 0117 9172300 www.arnolfini.org.uk Dir: Lotte Reineger In this special commission, renowned musician and composer Mira Calix will perform her musical accompaniment for The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926), the first feature length animation ever made. At this unique event Calix will conduct an original score for Lotte Reineger’s beautifully creative fairytale inspired by Arabian Nights. The pioneering, painstakingly hand-cut silhouette animation, a labour of love for Reineger, stands as one of the great classics of early feature animation. Disney eat your heart-out. Alice In Wonderland (PG)
2 – 8 Apr: Little Theatre
Cinema, Bath, 0871 704 2061 www.picturehouses.co.uk Dir: Tim Burton, starring Helena Bonham Carter, Christopher Lee, and Johnny Depp. 2010/ US/108 mins Disney’s updated live-action / CGI reimagining of Lewis Carroll’s 19thcentury novels Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, as seen through the warped vision of Tim Burton. Budding Australian actress Mia Wasikowska (AMELIA) stars as the young heroine who journeys down a rabbit hole and ends up in a bizarre fantasy land. Reteaming with Johnny Depp as The Mad Hatter and wife Helena Bonham Carter as the wicked Red Queen, the film translates the novel with a loose and fast ethos that was popular for those who saw Burton’s remake of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Exit Throught The Gift Shop (15) 7 - 8 Apr:, The Cube Microplex www.cubecinema.com Dir: Banksy, starring Bansky and Rhys Ifans. 2010/USA/ UK/87 mins Well whether you like his work or hate him for selling out the street art scene (ouch), Banksy has made a documentary film about himself and by himself. It premiered at Sundance this year getting the industry seal of confused approval. A couple of fans set out to find out the identity of famous invisible Banksy and he essentially turns the camera on them instead. There are some great insights into his ingenuity and how street artists stay under the radar...and of course he is a Bristol boy. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (18)
2 - 8 Apr: Curzon Community www.247magazine.co.uk
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Cinema, Clevedon, 01275 871 000. www.curzon.org.uk Dir: Niels Arden Oplev, starring Michael Nyqvist and Noomi Rapace. 2009/Sweden/152 mins Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found, yet her uncle is convinced it was murder and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family. He employs disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed, ruthless computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate. When the pair link Harriet’s disappearance to a number of grotesque murders from almost forty years ago, they begin to unravel a dark and appalling family history. But the Vanger’s are a secretive clan, and Blomkvist and Salander are about to find out just how far they are prepared to go to protect themselves. The Last Station (15)
1 - 2 Apr: Curzon Community Cinema, Clevedon, 01275 871000 www.curzon.org.uk
films 19 - 21 Apr: The Riverfront,
Newport, 01633 656757 www.newport.gov.uk Dir: Michael Hoffman, starring Helen Mirren, Christopher Plummer and James McAvoy 2009/Germany/112 mins. Devastated by the abrupt departure of her vampire love Edward Cullen, Bella Swan’s spirit is rekindled by her growing friendship with Jacob Black. Suddenly she finds herself drawn into the world of the werewolves, ancestral enemies of the vampires, and finds her loyalties tested. The second entry into the Twilight franchise has a beefed up cast including Michael Sheen and another pretty boy for the teen fan-base to swoon over. Hopefully it will have a bit more bite than its predecessor.
right to live peacefully on his land. Farmer Mike Campbell faces attacks and suffers beatings at the hands of Zimbabwean authorities, but is determined to fight for his land. He takes the unprecedented step of taking Robert Mugabe to court to test the legality of the Zimbabwe’s government’s programme of land seizure. This is an unsettling insight into the reality of life under Mugabe’s dictatorship. This Oscar nominated documentary is dripping with quality and will enlighten viewers who succumb to its brutal realism.
LIVE The Princess & The Frog (U)
2 – 8 April: Curzon
Community Cinema, Clevedon, 01275 871000 www.curzon.org.uk Dir: Ron Clements and John Musker, starring Anika Noni Rose, Bruno Campos and John Goodman. 2009/US/97 mins A modern day retelling of the classic story The Frog Prince. The Princess and the Frog finds the lives of arrogant, carefree Prince Naveen and hardworking waitress Tiana crossing paths. Prince Naveen is transformed into a frog by a voodoo magician and Tiana also becomes a amphibian after giving the frog a kiss. With the help of a trumpet-playing alligator (highly believable), a Cajun firefly, and an old blind lady who lives in a boat in a tree, Naveen and Tiana must race to break the spell and fulfill their dreams. A return to form for Disney animation studios who conjour up their best 2D animation since The Lion King.
Mugabe And The White African (12A)
12 – 13 Apr: The Riverfront,
Newport, 01633 656757, www.newport.gov.uk Dirs. Andrew Thompson and Lucy Bailey, starring Michael Campbell. 2009/UK/88 mins A stirring tale of one man who stands up to a dictator and insists on his
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HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON (PG)
Dir: Chris Sanders and Dean Deblois, starring Gerrard Butler, America Ferrera and Jonah Hill. 2010/US/TBC Feckless teenager Hiccup (Baruchel) is an accident-prone misfit living in an island village of Vikings under regular attack from apparently vicious firebreathing dragons. But when Hiccup shoots one down and then tracks it, and befriends it, he comes to question his view of the dragons. This is another CGI animation which will capitalise on the latest trend of 3D cinema. But don’t expect the adult thrills of Avatar, or the darkness of Alice in Wonderland. This one is firmly aimed at the kids and is all the better for it.
1 - 2 Apr: The Cube Microplex, Bristol, 0117 907 4190 www.cubecinema.com Dir: Tom Ford, starring Colin Firth, Julianne Moore and Nicholas Hoult. 2009/USA/ 101 mins A Single Man is the story of George Falconer (Colin Firth), a 52-year-old British college professor who is struggling to find meaning to his life after the death of his longtime partner, Jim (Matthew Goode). George dwells on the past and cannot see his future as we follow him through a single day, where a series of events and encounters ultimately leads him to decide if there is a meaning to life after Jim. George is consoled by his closest friend Charley (Julianne Moore), a 48-year-old beauty who is wrestling with her own questions about the future, and is stalked by one of his students, Kenny (Nicholas Hoult). Directed and co-written by acclaimed fashion designer Tom Ford (making his feature debut), based on the novel by Christopher Isherwood.
Released: 23 April CENTURION (15)
Dir: Neil Marshall, starring Michael Fassbender, Olga Kurylenko, and Dominic West. 2010/UK/97 mins AD 117. The Roman Empire is in its prime. But in northern Britain, the relentless onslaught of conquest has ground to a halt in face of the guerrilla tactics of an elusive enemy: the savage and terrifying Picts. Quintus Dias (Michael Fassbender) marches north with General Virilus’ (Dominic West) legendary Ninth Legion, under orders to wipe the Picts from the face of the earth and destroy their leader Gorlacon. But when the legion is ambushed on unfamiliar ground, and Virilus taken captive, Quintus faces a desperate struggle to keep his small platoon alive behind enemy lines. Cue loads of bloody battles and severed limbs. Should be great fun.
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THE STREET DOGS, The Croft, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, £11. With Girlfixer and Criminal Mind and Welt & Valdez in the front bar. THE WURZELS, Bristol Bierkeller, All Saints’ Street, BS1 2LZ, 7pm-2am, £14adv.The Wurzels raise the roof (and a glass or two) with their unique brand of humour and cider fuelled revelry. All the classics like Blackbird, Combine harvester and Cider Drinker will be getting an airing and quite possibly a few of their cover versions such as Rock DJ, You’m Gorgeous, Country ‘Ouse, Why Do It Always Rain On I? Ooh Arr! Just A Little Bit, Tubthumping or Don’t Look Back In Anger. Truly scrumpy and western at it’s finest!! Plus Bierkeller Oompah Band. www.bristolbierkeller.co.uk FRAN & JOSH LIVE, The Big Chill Bar, 15 Small Street, Bristol, BS1 1DE, 9pm-1pm, £free. The bank holiday weekend starts here! Many people have tried to describe their music: flamenco-ska; acoustic-dance; folk-funk; latin-dub; world – indie; blue-grass-drum & bass; call it what you will: the effect their music has on the audience is astonishing. Followed by DJ Vivo (Globalista / Brazilian Beats). LOADER MUSIC, The Junction, 51 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QP, £3. Loader Music presents another fine selection of all that’s good in the Bristol alt/indie scene.
Clayton Blizzard LIMEHOUSE LIZZY, The Fleece, St Thomas Street, BS1 6JJ, 8pm, £12.00 BACK BEAT SOUND SYSTEM, Mr Wolfs. 33 St. Stephens Street. BS1 1JX. Traditional reggae music slapped upside the head with a party stick. Stomping bass, dub synths and steady grooves. Syte and the Sound – They play a powerful blend of music ranging from hip-hop, trip-hop, soul, rock, dnb, dub and electronica – strong percussion, funky grooves, beautiful, poetic vocals and shimmering electronics – with occasional swings into thrash rock and ambient soundscapes – in short, the New Trip-Hop. Later – DJ Ewan Hoozami. LIVE MUSIC, The Junction, 51 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QP, 8pm. £3.The Junction presents the best live music from the region with DJs till late.
RESURRECTION FEST 2010, Bierkeller, All Saints Street, BS1 2NA3pm-12am, £19.50adv/£23otd, 16+ Bristol bank holiday all dayer, featuring Discharge, G.B.H., 999, Goldblade, Dragster, Rainman Suite, Spanner, Noise Agents. www.bristolbierkeller.co.uk, SICK OF IT ALL, The Croft, 117 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, £sold out UNDERCOVER HIPPY, Mr Wolfs. 33 St. Stephens Street. Fri.02 BS1 1JX. Combining inspiring, thought provoking songs, Bristol awesome freestyling and heaps of audience participation, it is MUGSTAR, The Croft, 117 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, £5. impossible not to get caught up in the impassioned energy they With Iroha, Anta, Deej Dhariwal, generate onstage. Politically driven Bambikill and DJs til late. roots reggae folk-hop with a sly SQUAB, Mr Wolfs. 33 St. sense of humour – good times Stephens Street. BS1 1JX. guaranteed! Zen Elephant - They Gecko-pop music with a punk create an acoustic-based groove rock ethic, dance music with a singer/songwriter eye for narrative, accompanied by passionate vocals, deep bass lines and acoustic music brimming with lively drums and percussion electricity. Championed by Radio – guaranteeing elevating live 1’s Mike Davies and The King performances. Later- Dj’s mashing Blues they ‘create a perfect party up styles till late soundtrack’. LATER - DJ Mako & The Hawk/Dj Misterlong ROOFTOPS, The Junction, 51 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QP, £3. Mon.05 Others TBC
HORFIELD CARDINAL ASSAULT The Croft, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, £4+ Men Diamler + No Such Error +
IMMERSED EARTH, The Croft, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, £5. With Unknown Fear, A Plague Of Deception, Pot, Cold Old You and Fresh Milk SONGSMITH, Mr Wolfs. 33 St. Stephens Street. BS1 1JX, £free. A selection of bands playing
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a variety of folk and acoustic. WithRachel K Collier/Rob Himself/Vanessa Lewis. Later: DJ’s playing an eclectic mix of funk/breaks/hip-hop. OPEN TALES The Junction, 51 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QP, 0117 914 8048, £free. Hosted by Jimmy & Annie
BAD COMPANY, Cardiff International Arena, Mary Ann Street, Cardiff, CF10 2EQ, £33.50 With Joe Perry Project
THE BIG NATURALS, The Croft, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, £free OPEN MIC NIGHT, The Junction, 51 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QP, 9pm, £free, Lady Nadine presents an acoustic open mic night.
BEFORE THE ESCAPE, CLWB IFOR BACH, 11 Womanby Street, Cardiff, CF10 1BR, www.clwb.net, 7pm, £4. plus guests
THE EYES OF A TRAITOR, The Croft, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, £8 With Senturia and No Guts No Glory MR WOLFS JAM SESSION, Mr Wolfs. 33 St. Stephens Street. BS1 1JX, £free with 2-4-1 Noodles! Weekly night of mellow music from anyone of any level on any instrument. A free bottle of beer to anyone who will step up to perform! LATER – DJ LIVE MUSIC,The Junction, 51 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QP, 0117 914 8048, 8pm.The Junction presents a selection of the best live music from Bristol and the surrounding area.
WILD CHILD The Croft, 117 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, £6. Plus Lootpack and Stonesthrow CLEVERHEAD, Mr Wolfs. 33 St. Stephens Street. BS1 1JX. Another jaw-droppingly wonderous line-up of acts from around the country brought to you by Cleverhead. Jarmeanblending rag time, vaudeville, caberet, skat jazz and tavern turned shanties. Think Ian Dury meets George Formby with a mighty fine lady drummer and a tuba! Muff Said-foot stomping, feel good ska, reggae and punk from this female fronted 7-piece. Support from Thrill Collins-Trio from Cheltenham provide well known covers played skiffle style. Later-DJ Big Chief Weird Bird BLACKHEART STUDIOS, The Junction, 51 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QP, 8pm, £3. Blackheart Studios present a night hosted by Emily Breeze featuring live bands and DJ’s
THERE FOR TOMORROW, CLWB IFOR BACH, 11 Womanby Street, Cardiff, CF10 1BR, www.clwb.net, 7.30pm, £9. With support from The Friday Night Boys
MORETON VUE The Croft, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, £4. And Dead Lieutenant BOWLING FOR SOUP An Acoustic Evening with Jaret and Erik, 02 Academy, Frogmore Street, BS1 5NA, £12. www.o2academybristol.co.uk, MR WOLFS OPEN MIC, Mr Wolfs, 33 St Stephens Street, BS1 1JX, 0117 927 3221, www. mrwolfs.com, £3/£3.50 The Mandibles-combine some of the UK’s top young gypsy swing players with high energy, jump-jive, MR WOLFS OPEN MIC, Mr Wolfs, 33 St Stephens Street, theatrical performances and an enchanting musical imagination. BS1 1JX, 0117 927 3221, These festival favourites induce www.mrwolfs.com, £free crowds into frenzied, arm flinging, Weekly night of mellow music toe-tapping dance floors as they from anyone of any level on any rollercoaster through musical instrument. A free bottle of beer genres and simultaneously show to anyone who will step up to what an extremely talented group perform! Free entry with 2-4-1 they are. Not to be missed! Noodles! LATER: DJ Alfie Support from Nuala/Bert Miller Cardiff and Animal Folk. LATER: DJ Alfie/ WE ARE THE OCEAN, DJ16.33 Millennium Music Hall, THE MANDIBLES, Mr Wolfs. 33 Millennium Plaza, Cardiff, CF10 St. Stephens Street. BS1 1JX. 1LA. We are the Ocean follow the The Mandibles combine some of release of their debut album Cutting the UK’s top young gypsy swing Our Teeth. players with high energy, jump-jive, theatrical performances and an www.247magazine.co.uk
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enchanting musical imagination. These festival favourites induce crowds into frenzied, arm flinging, toe-tapping dance floors as they rollercoaster through musical genres and simultaneously show what an extremely talented group they are. Not to be missed! LaterDj Alfie/Dj 16.33 THE WAILINGEST CATS, The Junction, 51 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QP, 8pm, £3. Lead Exhibitions presents The Wailingest Cats and The Dirty Stopouts + more TBC.
SCUBAROOTS, Mr Wolfs. 33 St. Stephens Street. BS1 1JX. A nine piece ska, funk and drum and bass act, guaranteed to get you in the party mood. Foundation Dub Brothers – an off -shoot from the high energy 8 piece First Degree Burns, playing a fusion of hiphop/ ska/ragga. Later-Dj Vallee/Dj Matt
3RW, £6. (ex Naked Raygun / Big Black) ULTRAVOX, Colston Hall, Hall 2, Colston Street, BS1 5AR. £32.50/£29.50 SONGSMITH, Mr Wolfs. 33 St. Stephens Street. BS1 1JX, £free. A selection of bands playing a variety of folk and acoustic. With The Lockdown/Lee Mitchell/ Dave Goldring. Later-Dj Matt Hampshire OPEN TALES, The Junction, 51 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QP, £free. Hosted by Jimmy & Annie
MUSTARD PLUG, The Croft, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3RW, £8. With Dirty Revolution, Kenisia and Splutter FATHER MURPHY, The Junction, 51 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QP, 8:30pm+ Support.
ALL THE DAMNED VAMPIRES plus guests, CLWB IFOR BACH, 11 Womanby Street, Cardiff, CF10 1BR, 7pm, £5 Hot on the heels of their peers (Attack! Attack!/The Blackout), All The Damn Vampires kick out Thekla, The Grove, East Mud hook laden monster tracks made Dock, BS1 4RB, 0117 929 of equal parts pop, angst and bile. 3301, www.theklabristol.co.uk, This hard rock Merthyr based 7pm – 10pm, £6adv. Indie-ish trio, mix aggressive riffs that Gossip-esque electro synth rise faster than the valleys’ teen wierdness from We Have Band, pregnancy rate, and choruses that with support from Dinosaur Outfit. are catching like gonorrhea. With Portraits and Accident Music. (14 plus show.) BRIGHT LIGHT/ BRIGHT Sun.11 LIGHT / FRIENDS ELECTRIC, Bristol FLUX=RAD. The Cardiff Arts Institute, 29 Park Place, Cardiff, MEET ME TODAY, The Croft, CF10 3BA. 9pm 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, £4 + Support TBC COMMUNION, Mr Wolfs. 33 St. Stephens Street. BS1 1JX, Wed.14 £4/£3 conc. New to Mr Wolf’s! Bristol Showcasing exciting new live MR WOLF’S JAM SESSIONS, music across a wide range of Mr Wolfs. 33 St. Stephens genres. Each Communion event hosts live performances from four Street. BS1 1JX, £free with 2-41 noodles! Weekly night of mellow different artists/bands throughout music from anyone of any level on the evening, interjected with Dj’s any instrument. A free bottle of playing tunes ranging from the beer to anyone who will step up to old classics to the new sounds perform! Later-Dj Chazzy Jay. of today. The eclectic vibe that Communion exudes discovers LIVE MUSIC, The Junction, 51 and presents to you many hidden Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QP, musical talents of the South West 8pm. A night of the finest metal just waiting to be heard. The and punk bands from Bristol and evening takes place religiously on the South West the second Sunday of each month. FRUITION LAUNCH NIGHT, The Junction, 51 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QP. A night dedicated to launching an exhibition of new artists with live acts and DJs. WE HAVE BAND,
THE BOMB, The Croft, 117 119 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1
BURNING SKIES, The Croft, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, £5
With True Valiance, Through The Abyss and Senturia DRAWN RECORDINGS, Mr Wolfs. 33 St. Stephens Street. BS1 1JX. 3 of the cities best and most innovative live acts interspersed with DJ’s and accompanied by live visuals. There will also be a free label sampler CD for the first 50 people and a live drawing wall to get involved with. Later-DJ Hame, local Bristol scratch DJ mixing a wide range of hip hop, funk, breaks, swing, electro, drum and bass and party beats.
The Grove, East Mud Dock, Bristol BS1 4RB7.30pm, £12adv. Fronted by pop bombshell Tracy Tracy, The Primitives emerged from the independent scene of the mid 80s, which spawned such acts as The Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine, The Wedding Present and Primal Scream. The Primitives distilled the shimmering guitar jangle of The Byrds, the buzzsaw style of The Ramones and 60s girl group melodies, into two and a half minute pop gems., www. theklabristol.co.uk
SLAUGHTER HOUSE 145, The Junction, 51 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QP, 8pm, £free. Psych-Fi Hi Fi with live music
ROLO TOMASSI, CLWB IFOR BACH, 11 Womanby Street, Cardiff, CF10 1BR, www.clwb. net, 7.30pm, £9. With support from Trash Talk and Sharks
Bristol TIGER PLEASE ALBUM LAUNCH, CLWB IFOR BACH, OPEN TALES, The Junction, 51 11 Womanby Street, Cardiff, Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QP, CF10 1BR7pm, £5 £free. Hosted by Jimmy & Annie With support from Exit International and Blitz Kids. www.clwb.net
BIRAM SECK, The Croft, 117 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, £3 + World Beatz DJs CONCRETE GUMBO, The Junction, 51 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QP, 9pm- late, £3 Live bands, BBQ and DJs Iyers, Willis Hutch and Shio playing funk, dub, hip-hop and break beat.
MASTER MUSICIANS OF BUKKAKE, The Croft, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, £6. A OK, The Junction, 51 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QP, 8pm, £free. Bristol’s latest art and music mash-up. Expect a diverse range of work on display from up and coming local artists with classic funk, soul, reggae and rare grooves to vibe with!
RECORD STORE DAY, CLWB IFOR BACH, 11 Womanby Street, Cardiff, CF10 1BR, www.clwb.net, 8pm, £6. With support from Threatmantics and Gallops!
TRASH KIT/FLUX=RAD, The Cardiff Arts Institute. 29 Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3BA. Curated by: Jen long, 8pm, £free Trash Kit (featuring ROS from ELECTRELANE), are a trio from London whose debut album is Weston Super Mare a ramshackle sprawl of seventeen PARRINGTON JACKSON, The tracks, each one as creatively Raglan Arms, 42 Upper Church staccato and confusing as the Road, Weston Super Mare, next. In an amazing way. Think BS23 2DX. 9pm, £freeBristol The Raincoats having an argument based atmospheric rock band with The Slits over a bassline Parrington Jackson are a melting so fluid it’s about to cause your pot of varied influences, and are headphones to spark flashes of inspired by life’s many twists, awesome post-punk electricity tales, woes and conspiracies. They into your mind. Or something like echo the likes of The Cure, Pink that, yeh. Floyd, Interpol and Biffy Clyro, IDLEWILD, CLWB IFOR BACH, yet retain a sense of identity and 11 Womanby Street, Cardiff, uniqueness of their own. CF10 1BR, 7.30pm, £soldout. With support from Sparrow and the Workshop. www.clwb.net
THE PRIMITIVES The Thekla,
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THE BLUETONES, The Thekla, The Grove, East Mud Dock, Bristol BS1 4RB. 7pm, £13. “A New Athens”, set for release in June 2010, marks the first new Bluetones release since their critically acclaimed eponymous album in the autumn of 2006. The band have been busy in the intervening period, having successfully toured their platinum selling “Expecting To Fly” album in late 2008/early 2009 to sell-out audiences as well as releasing solo records and collaborating on other musical ventures, including composing the music for David Walliams’ debut children’s audiobook ‘The Boy In The Dress’ and it’s follow up ‘Mr. Stink’.www. theklabristol.co.uk OFFBEAT PROMOTIONS, The Junction, 51 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QP, 8pm, £3. Offbeat Promotions present a showcase of the finest indie/alt music in Bristol. REEF, 02 Academy, Frogmore Street, BS1 5NA. 7pm, £16.50. o2academybristol.co.uk
The Cheek. Produced by Ed Buller (Suede, Pulp, White Lies), ‘Just One Night’ practically explodes with youthful hedonism and exuberance. Short and sharp, not a second or a sound is wasted with taut drums, punchy guitars and a simple, classic, irresistible chorus - ‘In just one night, you gotta hold on me’.
SONGSMITH NIGHT, The Junction, 51 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QP. Featuring the best and most popular acts from its long running SongSmith series of nights.
MARK LANEGAN, 02 Academy, Frogmore Street, BS1 5NA, o2academybristol. co.uk, 6.30pm Ex-Screaming Trees and Queens Of The Stone Age singersongwriter Mark Lanegan presents his solo show. Being joined by Dave Rosser, these shows will see them acoustically perform tracks from Mark’s extensive catalogue. LIVE MUSIC, The Junction, 51 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QP, 8pm. £3. The Junction presents the best live music from the region with DJs till late.
WILLE AND THE BANDITS, 23 Womanby Street Cardiff CF10 1BR, £3 willeandthebandits@ hotmail.co.uk + Toucan
THE CHEEK, TJ’s, Newport, 14-18 Clarence Parade, Newport, NP19 0AE, £5, 14+ ‘Just One Night’ is the storming new single from Suffolk five-piece
STACKRIDGE, The Orange Box, Tabernacle Lane, South Street, Yeovil, BA20 1QA, 7.30pm, £13adv. Here they are as contemporary and fresh as bands half their age with a collection of songs that emphasise their talent for writing memorable melodies and playful, poignant lyrics. With support from Aaron Slater.
WILLE AND THE BANDITS Mr Wolfs. 33 St. Stephens Street. BS1 1JX, £3 email@example.com STACKRIDGE, Colston Hall, Hall 2, Colston Street, BS1 5AR, 8pm, £15adv. Here they are as contemporary and fresh as bands half their age with a collection of songs that emphasise their talent for writing memorable melodies and playful, poignant lyrics.With support from Aaron Slater RECLINE, The Junction, 51 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QP, 8pm, £3. A new mash up of live acts and DJs.
SCRIM, The Croft, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, £3.50 With My Normal State and Hot Fiction
THE RALFE BAND LIVE, CLWB IFOR BACH, 11 Womanby Street, Cardiff, CF10 1BR, www.clwb.net, 6pm, £6. Plus screening of film ‘The Bunny and The Bull’
OPEN TALES, The Junction, 51 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QP, £free.Hosted by Jimmy & Annie AUDIO BULLYS, Thekla, The Grove, East Mud Dock, BS1 4RB, 0117 929 3301, www. theklabristol.co.uk, 7pm – 10pm, £12.50adv. Best known for their smash hit ‘Bang Bang www.247magazine.co.uk
(My Baby Shot Me Down)’ which featured samples from Nancy Sinatra’s version of the song. Audio Bullys have just brought out new album ‘Higher Than The Eiffel’ and are touring the UK with it. With support from Bristolian techno/electro outfit Portmanteau.
ACCELERATORS, The Croft, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, £donations With Murder Burgers, Hunchbacks and Company L FINE ART FUNDRAISER, The Junction, 51 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QP. Live acts and DJs to follow with five new artists exhibiting their work.
SONIC BOOM SIX, CLWB IFOR BACH, 11 Womanby Street, Cardiff, CF10 1BR, www.clwb.net, 7pm, £8 With support from Knock Out SONGDOG, 10 Feet Tall, 11a-12 Church Street, CF10 1BG, www.myspace.com/ thisis10feettall, 8pm, £4 Gathered in Song & 10 Feet Tall present Songdog, Jimi Alexander and the Satellites,and Blind River Scare.
DEAD SWANS, The Croft, 117 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, £8 With Defeater and More Than Life HUDSON MOHAWKE, The Thekla,The Grove, East Mud Dock, Bristol BS1 4RB, 7pm10pm, £9. With support TBA. www.theklabristol.co.uk The Junction, 51 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QP, 8pm. £3. A night of live music and DJs till late.
THE DANGEROUS SUMMER, CLWB IFOR BACH, 11 Womanby Street, Cardiff, CF10 1BR7pm, £8/6. As the warmer months approach, Hopeless recording artists The Dangerous Summer are gearing up to bring their heart-melting debut ‘Reach For The Sun’ to UK audiences with the album’s release on 12th April, followed by a stint on the Give It A Name Introduces Tour here on UK soil.www.clwb.net
GIVE IT A NAME 2010, CLWB IFOR BACH, 11 Womanby Street, Cardiff, CF10 1BR, www.clwb.net, 7pm, £6. With music from The Swellers, Anarbor, The Dangerous Summer, The Wild and Rio
PARRINGTON JACKSON, The Spring Gardens, 188 Hotwell Road, Bristol, BS8 SONIC BOOM 6, The Croft, 4RP, 8pm, £free. Bristol based 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 atmospheric rock band Parrington 3RW, £8 Jackson are a melting pot of varied + Knock Out influences, and are inspired by THE DANGEROUS SUMMER, 02 Academy, Frogmore Street, life’s many twists, tales, woes and co spiracies. They echo the likes BS1 5NA, , 6.30pm, £6. As of The Cure, Pink Floyd, Interpol the warmer months approach, and Biffy Clyro, yet retain a sense Hopeless recording artists The of identity and uniqueness of Dangerous Summer are gearing their own. up to bring their heart-melting LIVE MUSIC, The Junction, 51 debut ‘Reach For The Sun’ to UK audiences with the album’s release Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QP, 8pm. £3. The Junction presents on 12th April, followed by a stint the best live music from the region on the Give It A Name Introduces with DJs till late Tour here on UK soil. www. o2academybristol.co.uk Cardiff KILLING MOON ROCK NIGHT, BARELY REGAL RECORDS The Junction, 51 Stokes Croft, LAUNCH, CLWB IFOR BACH, Bristol, BS1 3QP, 8pm. A night 11 Womanby Street, Cardiff, of live bands crossing rock ‘n’ roll, CF10 1BR, 7.30pm, £4 (18+) punk, garage and soul. www.clwb.net
THE BLACK SPIDERS, CLWB IFOR BACH, 11 Womanby Street, Cardiff, CF10 1BR, www.clwb.net, 7.30pm, £7. With support from Slaves to Gravity
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Bath MONDAY’S STUDENT NIGHT. Back To Mine. 7 Bladud Buildings. The Paragon. £free.
9pm – late. Classics and Dance.
6th PROJECT 13, Mr Wolfs. 33 St. Stephens Street. BS1 1JX, £3.00
Dance. DJ’s Milky & Anthony Li.
DJ’s Milky & Anthony Li.
STUDENT NIGHT. Lizard Lounge. 66 Queens Road, 9pm – late. Party Classics and
UP THE RACKET. Elbow Room. 64 Park Street, £Free till 2am. Indie, Alternative and 80’s. 14th DUBLOADED The 13th WEAPON OF CHOICE, SMOOCH. ClubXL. Walcott Croft, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, Mr Wolfs. 33 St. Stephens Street, BA1 5BG. £2 b4 BS1 3RW, £4 Street. BS1 1JX, 9pm -3am, £3 9.30pm. £3 b4 10.20pm. Or Live Graffiti, hip hop, dubstep, D’n’B, Cardiff £3.50 thereafter. Student night B-Boys, clothing giveaways and POPTART! Buffalo Bar, 11 with resident DJ Mister Bibby + much more! Windsor Place. CF10 3BY. guest DJ’s 10.30-3am. £free. The Pop Tart Cardiff Bristol Djs playing wonky pop, electro and BUFFALO PRESENTS... SLAM ON THE BREAKS. mbargo. alt bangers. Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor The Triangle, Clifton. 8pm -2am. LISTEN UP! Clwb Ifor Bach. Place. CF10 3BY. 8pm-3am. Electro, Breaks and House. 11 Womanby Street. CF10 A showcase for the best upcoming GET LOST. Oceana. Cannons promoters / bands / acts and more 1BR. 9.30pm – 3am. £3. Top Road, BS1 5UH. 9pm – 4am. Floor: Indie, electro, pop. Middle: 10 FEET IN SESSION £2 B4 10pm / £3 after. Student Special Guests. Bottom: Soul, disco, PRESENTS... 10 Feet Tall. only night of messiness! 11A – 12 Church Street. CF10. funk GORILLA. The Thekla. The TRAILER PARK TRASH. 10 9pm-4am // £tbc. Residents Grove. BS1 4RB. 10pm – 3am. Rowdy Club Dj’s will be dancing in Feet Tall. 11A – 12 Church Playing hip pop, filthy electro, party the bar till 3am, bringing you the best Street. CF10. 10-4am. £free. Dj Asian Hawk - turntable wiz kid mixing funk, soul, R’n’B, hip hop, jazz, D’n’B, reggae & more.
Cardiff BUFFALO LIVE... Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor Place. CF10 3BY. 9pm-3am, £3 Bands, live
music, drinks offers, DJ’s and more! Followed By Le Freak Club - The best in fashion, music & art.
MONDAYS BONKERS. Glam. Greyfriars Road. CF10. 9pm 3am. £free with flyer. DJ Richie LATE NIGHT LIVE Hart PRESENTS...10 Feet Tall. 11A – 12 Church Street. CF10. 9-4am. £tbc. Cinema Sam plays
post punk, 50s/60’s garage rock and delightful oddities, and Steve Frecnh plays contemporary indie, electro and garage rock, mixed in with some old skool hip-hop and floor-splitting classics!
HAIR OF THE DOG. Monkey Cafe. 13 Castle Street, Swansea. £2/3. 9pm-1am. Student night.
Hip hop night with a lick of dubstep and D’n’B, turntablism. Hosted by Chalk MC.
in new music mixed in with some 60’s, 70’s garage rock, old skool hip-hop and bar floor splitters!
JETSET. Glam Cardiff. Greyfriars Rd, 9pm - 3am.
Newport Cardiff’s newest and best Tuesday STUDENT NIGHT. Meze student night out. Lounge. 6 Market Street. 9pmJUST DANCE. Clwb Ifor Bach. 4am £free. Mash up kings Matt Womanby Street. 10.30 – 2am. Kirk and Here There Be Monsters £3. £free before 11. Commercial play indie, hip hop, electro, reggae,
tunes, rock and R’n’B.
STUDENT NIGHT. Toucan. Womanby Street. £2. All Genres of Music.
Newport TORN Meze Lounge. 6 Market St. NP201FU. £2/£1 nus. 9-3am. South Wales Sickest Metal Night. Torn residents play Metal, Hardcore and old school 80’s rock anthems in the main room while the F’n’K crew take over the Attic playing industrial, punk and goth in the Attic.
Bath !CRASH! - THE POP! INDIE! DISCO! SMASH-UP! Po Na Na. North Parade. BA2 4AL. £3/£2.50 NUS. 10pm - 2am. A
Trailer park Trash DJ’s spin trashy pop, guilty pleasures, one hit wonderers, lost classics and all things oh so wrong but oh so right.
Bath CLUB MOJITO. Second Bridge. 10 Manvers Street. BA1 1JQ. £4 / £3 NUS or before 11. 10pm - 2am.
dubstep, drum and bass.
WEDNESDAY STUDENT NIGHT. Mojo. Market St.NP20 1FU. £8/£7Nus. 9pm-2am.! Matt Kirk spins R’nB, hip Hop cool indie and student anthems
Swansea ALLSORTS. Monkey. Castle Street. Free b4 11. 10pm till late. Filthy, sexy, funky music – soul,
KANDI TUESDAYS. Joe Publics. 3 Queens Avenue. Clifton. £5/£4. 10pm – Late.
Commercial, R’n’B, hip-hop, funky house.
punk, industrial & classic alternative anthems!!
Bristol A BRONX TALE. mbargo. The Triangle, Clifton, £free, 8pm – 2am. R’n’B, hip hop, soul with DJ’s
RETRO. Mbargo. The Triangle, Benny Cane & The Urban Knights. Clifton, BS8 1ER. 8pm – 2am. PROPAGANDA. Syndicate. Retro sounds from the 70’s, 80’s and Nelson St. £5 entry, £4 nus. Classics. £4 entry, £3 with a flyer. Indie, STUDENT NIGHT. Lizard rock, alternative in the main room, Lounge. 66 Queens Road. Sabotage in room 2 with emo, goth www.247magazine.co.uk
playing party tunes.
LE CRUNCH PARTY. Club XL. 90B Walcot Street, BA1 5BG. 10pm – 2am. £2 b4 11 / £3 b4 12am/ £4 after. £2 all night with Nus. R’n’B. The Second
Bridge. 10 Manvers Street. Dj’s playing the best in R’n’B, hip-hop, soul, funk, dancehall & funky house.
Bridgewater 15th TINCHY STRYDER, Junction 24, Market Way, North Petherton, TA6 6DF, 7pm, £15adv. Tinchy Stryder, is
undoubtedly one of the UK’s most exciting artists, supported by Maveric
Bristol FRESH AS A DAISY. mbargo. The Triangle, Clifton, BS8 1ER. 9pm – 2am Funk, hip hop and funky house. RACK EM UP. Elbow Room. 64 Park Street, BS1 5JN. £free till 2am. DJ’s upstairs plays chart, dance and alternative.
1st THE WORLD IS YOUR
LOBSTER, Lakota, 6 Upper York Street, BS2 8QN, 10pm5am, £5. In memory of John
Wilsher (R.I.P) house, electro, tribal, dubstep, drum & bass. All proceeds go to John’s family.
1st FFTT XXL PRESENTS
SMOOVE & TURRELL, Metropolis, 135 Cheltenham Road, BS6 5RR, 9pm-2am, £9
UK funk/soul sensations Smoove & Turrell, Mr. B and resident FFTT DJs.
1st CLUB NIGHT, The Croft, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, £1
1st BROWN NOTE APRIL
rare grooves, hip hop, breaks & grime FOOLS SPECIAL, Mr Wolfs. 33 St. Stephens Street, BS1 with Vinylism DJ’s. 1JX, £3. A bass heavy evening of SHINFO. Bar Sigma. 2-4 live freestyle breakbeat, funk and Kingsway, £2 after 10:30pm. Junglism. Dub from Atlantis, Dj vs 9pm-3am. Alternative DJ’s bring the best in alt rock, punk, metal, indie, Drummer, CCQ and Break Beat Era plus other guests.. ska, hip hop and drum and bass.
Bath International music, uplifting Latin MR JIMMY MAC & house music and live percussion. TEAM PRESENT LIVE huge smash up of the best Pop, indie with Jake Gabai & friends. ENTERTAINMENT & SPOKEN & electro party anthems. DISCORD - ROCK/METAL/ WORD. Back To Mine.7 Bristol PUNK/BEATS. Po Na Na. Bladud Buildings. The PLEASE DONT FEED THE North Parade, Bath. BA2 4AL. Paragon. BA1 5LS. Free b4 BEARS. Elbow Room. 64 Park £4/£3 B4 11pm. 9.30pm - 2am. 11. £2/£1 mem. Monkey lLke Street, £Free. Indie, Dance and A full tilt mix of the best rock, metal, Banana Dj’s mixing funk, soul & Electro.
Qube. 1 South Parade. 10pm – 2am. £4/£3Nus. Dj Colino
dance floor classics
BLOW - BATHS INDIE CLUB NIGHT. Moles. George St, Bath. BA1 2EH. £5/£4 Cons.. 11pm - 2am. Playing a huge sweaty mix of new & classic Indie Rock & Pop!
FILTH. Po-Na-Na. North Parade. 10pm – Late. £5/£4/£3. 80’s & 90’s anthems,
rock, rave, indie, house, and D’n’B.
FLASHBACK: 80’S & 90’S.
15th LEFT FOR DEAD Lab, 27 Broad St 10pm-3am, £5.
D’n’B & dubstep with DJ Pleasure, Interface, Loco, Epidemix and more.
15th WOOP MUSIC PRESENTS: OFF KEY COLLECTIVE, The Junction, 51 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QP, 8pm, £2.50. Presented by
Suchy La. Bringing you a mash up of reggae, ska, soul, jazz, funk, hip hop.
Cardiff BETHAN ELFYN & FRIENDS. Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor Place. CF10 3BY 8pm-3am // £2-6 Free After 11pm. HI TOP . Undertone Basement. 11a - 12 Church St. £free. 10pm - 3am D’n’B
& hip hop with residents Jaffa, Killer Tomato, Veto, Focus Lyons & Ruffstylz.
ON THE ROCKS. 10 feet Tall. 11A – 12 Church Street. CF10. 10-4am. £free. Dj’s Eddie magazine | 29
CLUB Monster & Graham the Bear (Tenants Lakota, 6 Upper York Street, Supermen) play rock and party toons. BS2 8QN, www.lakota.co.uk, SOL 2 SOL. Revolution Bar. 10pm-5am, £8/£7. Jungle, 9-11 Castle Street. CF10 breakcore, D’n’B, jiggery pokery, 1BS. 0.00. 9:30pm - 2am. Sexy dubstep uplifting house grooves with DJ Jake 2nd MONSTERPIECE, The Gabai. Big Chill Bar, 15 Small Street, C-Y-N-T. Clwb Ifor Bach. 11 BS1 1DE, £free. Hip-hop and Womanby Street. CF10 1BR. funk.
£4 unless stated. 10.30pm – 4am. The biggest midweek rave this
side of the Bridge. Electro / DubStep / Techno / DnB / Rave
REVERB. Liquid. St Mary Street. CF10. £2/£3 £motd.
Room 1: Electro & Drum n Base with resident Reverb DJ’s.
2nd TORQUE Basement
45 10pm-4am, £tbc. D’n’B with Break, Spectrasoul, Kasra, Ulterior, Distilled & Emblem.
9th BASS KITCHEN Timbuk
2 10pm-late, £5. Breaks night with Jinx, DJ I.D, La Luka, Krausey, Understudy Paul Davies and Bass Kitchen residents.
Swansea FUNKED UP. Monkey. Castle St. 9mp-late, £2/free B4 11pm. 9th FRESH Lab, 27 Broad St 10pm-4am £6 in adv. Legendary funk night with residents Funky Ben and The Count playing funk, soul, old skool hip hop & dance floor classics.
Marking their 1st birthday in style with a breaks, electro, dubstep and D’n’B mash up featuring Meat Katie, Elite Force, Fresh DJ’s, Snafu, Lxp, G-Tactix, Groove and many more. Hosted by Mistafire.
TNT: THURSDAY NIGHT TAKEOVER. Escape Nightclub. The Kingsway. £4/£3 b4 10.30pm. DJ Scott Kirby 9th LAKOTA LINK UP - BATTLE OF THE playing party anthems. PROMOTERS, Lakota, 6 Upper York Street, BS2 8QN, Friday www.lakota.co.uk, 10pm5am, £5 Bath Jungle, DnB, Breakcore, Dub, 16th DROP RECORDS Reggae, Dubstep, Dancehall. Wobble, PRESENT Moles Club 10pm- Hardcore 4am, £8/£5 in adv. D’n’B, dubstep and bass with Breakage, Truth, Slack, 9th PROPERTY OF BRISTOL Basement 45 10pm-4am, £5 L-While, Boonbastic and more over B4 12am. Celebrating their first two rooms. birthday with dubstep/d’n’b and bass Bristol lines from Statix feat Shadz & Frilla, COMFI FRIDAYS. CLUB Ewan Hoozami, Koan Sound, Shanti COMFI. 10-12 Triangle South, Sound, Epidemix and more. Clifton. 8pm-4am. £7-£8. Party 16th ABSTRACTIONS classics, R’n’B, dance and more. EGO. Platform 1. Clifton Down Basement 45 10pm-4am, Phil Source, Digital & £tbc. Station, Whiteladies Road. The ultimate Urban night with Resident DJ TOUCH.
FUNKY FRIDAYS! Chicago Rock Cafe. The Waterfront, Canon’s Rd. Free B4 9pm / £1 till 10pm / More after. From 8pm until 2.30am. RAMSHACKLE. Carling Academy. Frogmore St, 10pm3am. £3/5. Bristol’s biggest alternative night with resident DJ Dan, Steve Gerrard plus Carlton and Dave Remix playing alternative, indie, hip hop, beats and funky shit in the main room whilst Generation X play punk-rock and metal anthems with DJ’s Link and Matt Setback.
STREETLIFE. Elbow Room. 64 Park Street. £Free – open till 4am. DJ Nick Evans. Chart &
THANK FUNK ITS FRIDAY. mbargo. The triangle, Clifton, 8pm – 2am. Funk, disco and R’n’B with DJ’s Suisse Tony & Alex.
WEEKEND PARTY PART 1. Lizard Lounge. 66 Queens Road, BS8 1QU. 9pm – late.
Current and classic party tunes with residents Big Daddy & Milky.
2nd JUNGLE SYNDICATE, 30 |
BS2 8QN, www.lakota.co.uk, 10pm-5am, £12adv/£15otd
Welcome to dark energy pro, we would like to welcome you to the first major event Hard Shokks.
Centre, Trinity Rd, 10pm-4am, £9 in adv. Hexstatic 90min AV
set(live), Dr Meaker Dj set with vocals from Lorna+Redskin, Eveson, MC Remidy, Fineprint Audio(live), LP, Renzo.
30th TRAKTION Basement (live) TBC, Trick-E, Lionpulse, Residents: James T, Contakt, Sam Mole. Hosted by MC Remidy.
Cardiff F.A.K.E. Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor Place, CF10 3BY. 8pm-4am. £4/£3/free B4 11pm. The Towel & Colin play
23rd APPLEPIPS Basement 45 10pm-4am, £tbc. Techno,
dubstep and house with Scuba, Instra:mental, Appleblim & October.
23rd FRACTURE CLINIC
Lakota, 6 Upper York Street, BS2 8QN, www.lakota.co.uk, 10pm-5am, £8/£10otd Breaks, Dubstep, DnB, Tuntablism, Bass, Electro, Wobble, Psy Breaks
30th HARD SHOKKS,
Lakota, 6 Upper York Street,
Alternative, mash-ups, bootlegs, indie disco, hip hop and rock.
Swansea FRIDAY FIX. Lava Lounge. Little Wind Street, SA1 1DZ. Till 10pm. Re-live prices from
jazz, roots, motown & dsico.
SLAM ON THE BREAKS. Sigma. St Helens Rd, £3. 10am-3pm. Swansea’s Daddio
Best Monkey residents.
FUNKY FRIDAYS. Glam Nightclub (level2). 2 Greyfriars Beat Party. playing the best in hip hop, electro, disco and dubstep Rd, CF10 3AD, 10pm-3am, £5/£2 b4 12pm. Urban DJ’s Jigga,
Veejay and Troopa take over.
sassy, cute lingerie dress code, and Urban Fusino spinning the tunes, supported by Jamie Downes and Deejay Sinky, this is the hottest night in town tonight..
16th INTRIGUE Dojo Lounge Bach 10.30pm-3am, £7/£5. 10pm-5am £7 in adv. D’n’B with D’n’B & dubstep with guests tbc. A.I. album launch with A.I., Lenzman, 30th NEXT Life, St Mary’s St, Zero T, Eveson, The Insiders, Stamina 10pm-late, £15/£12.50 in adv.
FRIDAY MASH UP. Meze Lounge. Market St. Resident
FREE FRIDAYS PRESENTS MONKEY ALLSTARS. Monkey Cafe. 13 Castle Street, 10pm till late. £Free The
16th APERTURE Clwb Ifor
Lakota, 6 Upper York Street, BS2 8QN1, 12am-4am, www. lakota.co.uk, £6/ £5nus
electro and party toons.
HUSTLE. 10 Feet Tall. 11A – 12 Church Street. CF10. 6-4am. £5/£4/£free entry before 10pm. Classic funk, soul,
bass affair with Bol Bok, TLGB, Bruce Stallion, Kowton, Rory Power, full AV sets from Fade in Fde Out and Chromatocuh and more.
MC & more.
THANK FUNK ITS FRIDAY £8 ALL YOU DRINK . Mojo. Market St. NP201FU. £8. 9pm-2am. Residents spinning fresh
45 10pm-4am, £tbc. The Qemists and very special guest DJ’s playing
Outrage, Pessimist & MC Remidy, plus dubstep in the back room with guests tbc.
16th TIME AND SPACE
dubstep with Andy C playing a 90min set, supported by MC GQ.
30th INFLUENCE The Trinity Newport
GET YER ROCKS OFF. Barfly. Kingsway. CF10 3FD. 10.45pm. £5/£4nus. THE DUDES ABIDE. Clwb Ifor Bach. 11 Womanby Street. CF10 1BR. 10PM. £3.50. 2nd APERTURE Clwb Ifor Bach 10.30pm-3am, £7/£5. D’n’B & dubstep with guests tbc. 9th SIMPLY POUT PRESENT LINGERIE PARTY Glam, Greyfriars Rd, 10pm-3am, £5 in adv, with proceeds to charity. Sexy night with a hot,
16th Assembly Timbuk 2 10pm-4am, £6. Electro rave and
Chippenham 9th INSTINCT E11evn, The Bridge 10pm-4am, £tbc. D’n’B /
Urban, R’n’B and hip hop night with NEXT performing live, supported by Cashpac and DJ Raheem and the Soul Motion Crew.
Bath MOTORCITY. Komedia. Westgate St.. BA1 1EP. £4/£3 NUS. 11pm - 3am. A classic mix
across all the Motown, funk, soul and rock’n’roll greats, with a touch of disco to boot!
Bristol BIJOU. Whiteladies Road. 10pm – 3am. £free. Resident
DJ’s Shawn Fleming, Elliot Guise and Mark Davis playing everything from funk and soul to old skool hip hop and house
BY THE POOL. Elbow Room. 64 Park Street. £Free – open till 4am. Chart and Old Skool
classics all night long.
COMFI Saturdays. Club Comfi. 10-12 Triangle South, Clifton. 8-4. £7-£8. DJ’s playing
everything from party classics, R’n’B, dance and much more!
THE LIVING ROOM Building 11, Harbourside. 10pm-2am, £free. Karl Marx playing soul, disco & funk. RHYTHM & SOUL. mbargo. The Triangle, Clifton, 8pm – 2am. Soulful Funky House.
Cheltenham 9th TWICE AS NICE Dakota, DJ’s Paul Morrisey & Clare James. WEEKEND PARTY PART 2. 12-14 Bath Rd. 10pm-3am, £8/£7 in adv. Get your funk on with Lizard lounge. 66 Queens Mistajam from Radio 1, supported by Road, 9pm – late. Current and Scottie B, DJ Biggz, Remix, DJ Ninja (feat Yasmin) and hosts MC Koasts, IBZ & Villain.
16th THAT THING Dakota,
12-14 Bath Rd. 10pm-3am, £10/£8 B4 11pm/£7 Nus. D’n’B vs Dubstep with Caspa, TC, D-Side, Ruckus and Jam1. Hosted by Rod Azlan, Dread & Brink.
classic party tunes from Big Daddy & Milky.
KARL MARX. The Living Room. Harbourside. BS1. 10:30pm - 2am. Soul, Disco, Funk. 3rd RELAPSE, Lakota, 6 Upper York Street, BS2 8QN, 10pm-6am, www.lakota.co.uk, £5 before 11, £7 after.Techno, Tech House, Hard House, Trance
CLUB 3rd FUTUREBOOGIE, The
Big Chill Bar, 15 Small Street, Bristol, BS1 1DE, £free Joe90,
10pm-4am, £tbc. Techno and
house with HOBO (Minus), Beneficial & LMB.
El Harvo, and Kid Bongo. 24th TRIBE OF FROG 3rd GO GO CHILDREN Aces Lakota, 6 Upper York Street,
Bar, St Pauls Rd, Clifton. 9pm- BS2 8QN, www.lakota. co.uk, 10pm-7am, £10adv, 2am, £3.Northern Soul, 60’s beat £10/£12otd Psy trance, and Boss reggae with DJ Dean, My friend Jack, Double Diamond & John Stapleton, all playing original vinyl.
progressive, electro, dubstep
3rd SHOOT THE FREAK
Basement 45, 10pm-4am, £7.
Guests Heist & Jaydan, supported by residents Stylatron / Icon Roller / Endo / Complex / Sat Nav / GTS / D8A / Tallness / Embo / The Kelly Twins, Hosted by JOE PENG (Old Skool Legend ) & MC RICHY B (Concrete Beat).
10th FFTT XXL PRESENTS THE NEXTMEN, The Lanes, 22 Nelson Street, BS1 2LE, 9pm-2am, £3 FFTT bring you the original partystarting DJ pairing the Nextmen at their first Lanes show!
10th KHANATARA, The Croft, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, £3 + World Beatz DJs.
10th NOWT 2 DO Basement 45, 10pm-4am, £tbc. Hip hop and Drum & Bass special with The Herbaliser.
10th RAVERS ARE
EXTREME - EVENT 5, Lakota, 6 Upper York Street, BS2 8QN, www.lakota.co.uk, 8pm6am, £19. Hardcore, Techno 17th BOUNCE Basement 45, 10pm-4am, £5. Underground
1st MAY LEANPEOPLE Vs
HYBRID AUDIO Lab, 10pm4am, £8/£6 B4 11pm. Breaks
and mash-up with A-Skills, Mista Noize A.K.A Dj,K Stereo 8 (Blowpop), Dj Johnston (Lean People/Bristol Hip Hop Legend), Hazie, Kensho A.K.A. Dj Task, Esion, Freekone, Trevor O’neil, Skint & Tracy Brownfinger.
Barry Ashworth and Jason O’Bryan AKA the Dub Pistols have spent the best part of a decade at the forefront of Beats culture. Chewing up hip-hop, dub, techno, ska and punk and spitting them out in a renegade futuristic skank they have consistently defied categorisation and exceeded the highest of expectations.
Undertone 10pm-4am, £6.
Deep and soulful house music with Andy Compton.
24th HOSPITALITY The Great Hall, Cardiff Student Union, 9pm-4am, £15 in adv.
Huge D’n’B and mash up with High Contrast, David Rodigan, London Elektricity, Cyantific, Nu Tone, Cardiff Breakage, Vicious Circle ,Terror THE BEATBOX BALLROOM. Buffalo Bar. 11 Windsor Place. Danjah, Heatwave and many more. 8pm-4am. £free B4 11pm £3/4 Gloucester 24th FUNKED UP AND after. Bringing together the best FEELIN GOOD The Cellar Bar, booty-busting breaks, pimped out soul and clock-stopping rhymes in a Cafe Rene celebration of everything new and old Southgate Street, 10pm-3am £2. DJs Ade Simpson and Andy school. Resident Djs: Killer Gillespie play Dancefloor funk, soulful BOOMSHAKABOOMTANG/ VINYL VENDETTAS. Clwb Ifor disco, boogie and latin grooves.
Bach. 11 Womanby Street. CF10 1BR. £5. 10pm – 3am.
Saturday night at clwb is probably the longest running DJ night in Cardiff, clocking up 25years in 2008, and it just keeps on getting better. Offering three floors of the best tracks from a variety of genres Clwb has cherry picked the best DJs currently gracing the decks in Cardiff and put them all on the same night
Swansea MARVEL. Monkey Cafe. 13 Castle Street, Swansea, SA1 1JF. 9pm – late. £ free B4 ten. DJ Noah and Father Jared present a stormin’ night funk, soul hiphop and jazz.
MI CASA. Mambo. 46 The Kingsway, 8pm, £free. Deep
house night - strictly for the headz.
SATURDAYS. Lava Lounge. FLY SWATTER. Barfly. Salubrious place. SA1 1DZ. house and electro with Eats Everythin Kingsway, CF10 3FD. Open till 3am. Playing commercial & Mark Davis. Rm 2 hosted by 10.30PM. £5 / £4nus. All the best chart & the best of the 70’s, 80’s Champu! Playing drum & bass and dubstep.
17th REBEL MUSIC Trinity Centre, Trinity Rd 2pm-2am, £10 all day. Al day mash up
including music, art, fashion stalls, punk fashion show, film screenings, bands & DJ’s.
Lakota, 6 Upper York Street, BS2 8QN, www.lakota.co.uk, 10pm-6am, £5/£6 before 12, £8after. 9 Soundsystems from the
West smashing the best underground filth. hardtek, hardcore, tribe, gabber, D’n’B, tearout, jungle, techno, acid techno, ragga, old skool, breaks, dubstep & electro.
alternative music from yesteryear lined up with current dance floor fillers to make your weekend throb with brilliance.
ME AND YOU CLUB. 10 Feet Tall. 11A – 12 Church Street. CF10. 6-4am. £free before10pm, £4/5 after. “An
Unruly Rock ‘n’ Roll Party” Cardiff’s one and only Saturday night heroes bringing Good Time weekend Indie Rock ‘n’ Pop, New Music & Classic Alternative Tunes DJ Mike TV all night. Mansfield Green 6 – 10pm in the bar. (Entrance includes access to: Live Space, Mezzanine, Ground floor cocktail Bar)
SATURDAYS AT GLAM. Glam Nightclub. 2 Greyfriars Rd. Free before 11pm / £3 before Midnight / £5 after. 10pm 3am. Cardiff’s coolest weekly club
17th VAUXHALL UK BEATBOX CHAMPIONSHIP 2010, 02 Academy, Frogmore Street, BS1 5NA, www. o2academybristol.co.uk, 8pm- night in Wales’ sexiest club. Level 1 RnB and Level 2 Funky House. 12pm, £5 Beatbox comp – see LOVE LIFE. Life. St Mary news for more info. Street. CF10. (Nextdoor to 24th MONKEY, KNIFE, Liquid) £free b4 10pm/ £3 FIGHT Lab, 27 Broad St. 10pm-4am, £7, motd. Multi-layer b4 Midnight/ £5 after. R&B, Bashment, Funky, Hip Hop & Old Skool.
club action from this party crew, with AC Slater, Hot City, Smallsaul & Slutcrusher, Steve Redux & Real Nice. 3rd DUB PISTOLS, The Millennium Music Hall, Rm 2 hosted by Hype Society with Kaiser, Rory Power, Shandy & Ricorb. Millennium Plaza, Wood
24th MORPH Basement 45, 32 |
Street, Cardiff, 7.30pm, £11adv
DJ FORMAT, The Big Chill Bar, 15 Small Street, Bristol, BS1 1DE, until 3am, £free 2nd May CONCRETE BEAT & V RECORDINGS Lakota, 6 Upper York St, 10pm-5am, £12 in adv. Beats and D’n’B with
over 30 DJ across three rooms. The Bug feat Flow Dan & Daddy Freddy, Newham Generals, Pinch, Remarc feat The Ragga Twins, Ed Rush, Bryan G, Superisk, Fireman Sam and many more.
Cardiff DRIVE THRU CINEMA. 10 Feet Tall. 11A – 12 Church Street. CF10. 6pm – 3am. £free. The Rev Samuel Jones
presents a selection of cult classics and twisted cinema, expects the weird and wonderful, strange trailers and independent shorts.
THE FULL FAT ANTI SOCIAL. Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor Place, CF10 3BY. 8pm-4am. £free B4 11pm. Featuring the best up and
coming bands, a selection of Cardiff’s cream of the crop promoters hosting something different every week.
MOCKA SUNDAYS. Mocka Lounge. 1 Mill Lane. CF10 1FL. £3 after 11pm. Sexy RnB.
Funky & Soulful House. Classics & Old Skool.
2nd May JUDGEMENT SUNDAY & TIME FLIES Liquid Nightclub, St Mary St 10pm6am, £10 in adv. Radio 1’s Judge
Jules headlines this event, supported by Cosmic Gate, Richard Durand, Matt Hardwick, Big Al & Dave Eaves.
Newport ALTERNATIVE TWIST. Meze Lounge. 6 Market St. £free.
Acoustica / cocktails / films / board games/ Verns Quiz / Art live guests and the perfect end to your week.
Bridgewater 4th FIREWALL PRESENT SOUTHWEST ALLIANCE The Palace, 24-26 Penel Orleu 8pm-3am, £13 otd. Gammer,
FRESH JAMZ. Mojo. Market St.NP201FU, £free, 9pm-2am.
Shocker, Age O. Bristol
2nd May TICK TOCK &
Lisa Pin-Up, Brad Blit, Simon Pisani, Andy Higginson and many more.
house, old skool, D’n’B & techno with Top Buzz, Ellis Dee, Lomas, Active, Fraz, John Steffanick, C.N Williams, Hybrid, Lindsey and many more.
DJ slider mixes the floor fillers / R’n’B / hip hop / dance and old school funk.
Swansea ERUPTION. Lava Lounge. Cally Juice, Re-con, Wragg & Log:one, Nick the Kid, SL DJ, Bishop, Little Wind Street. SA1 1DZ. Open till 3. £free. Playing the Frantic & MC’s Enemy, Si the Sigh,
4th GATECRASHER CLASSICS Syndicate, 15 Nelson St 10pm-4am £9 in adv. Trance classics with John Kelly, 4th SHIP SHAPE PRESENT WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE, Lakota, 6 Upper York Street, BS2 8QN, www.lakota.co.uk, 10pm-6am, £10adv, £7nus.
biggest dance anthems & rare cuts.
STRICTLY GROOVEY Monkey Bar 3pm-4am, £8 all day/£6.50 in adv. Club classics, progressive
Dubstep, DnB, Old Skool, Psy Trance
4th GRANAREUNITED 17, The Golden Lion, 244 Gloucester Road, Bishopston, BS7 8NZ, £7.30pm-12am, £free. The Easter Feast of Rock with original Granary Club DJ’s - Al Read, Ed Newsom, Adrian Coleman, and Ade (the first) Copley
Friday the 12th of March 2010 saw the last dreary days of winter duly dispelled as with a weekend of supertastic first festival of the summer fun down in Minehead from those musical master supremos also known as BLOC. For a second amazing year BLOC positively blew the roof off Butlins holiday camp with rave up of epic proportions hosting acts like Roots Manuva, Miss Dynamite, Grandmaster Flash, Salt an Pepa and Detroit techno legend Derrick May…set of the weekend tho had to go to the amazing lazer lit ragga jungle of Congo Natty who wowed the crowd in his normal irie style backed by mega MCs Tenor Fly and the Rebel MC…so much for redcoats we reckon this is the future for the residents of hi-de-hi world…all we can say is bring it on for next year!!! Photos: Matthew Smith