Issue 179 | September 2010 Publishing Director: Editor: Design: Production: Advertising: Cover: Contributing Writers: Contributing Photographers:
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FEATURES 09 Magic Numbers
Forever Lost? Nope, they’re back on the road again
Swindon Hip Pop troupe hit the big time
11 Paul Van Dyk
Award winning, groundbreaking electro DJ
16 Student Guide
Insider tips on what you need to know
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LISTINGS 22 Arts & Performing Arts 23 Film 25 Live 31 Clubs
So here we are…diving headfirst into Autumn (my favourite season) after a wonderfully busy summer. It’s goodbye to festivals and hello to the end of year gigs and tours; goodbye to lazy afternoons in pub gardens and hello to sweaty dancefloors in dimly lit clubs. So what better time to give your favourite listings guide a bit of a revamp?! We’ve honed the music pages to include the month’s key new releases ripped apart by myself, Jamie (aka The Welcome Committee) and Ricky (Infidelity/High Fidelity promoter). The demos as ever are given the once over by Backbone (lead singer of Crazy Arm) and we’ve secured a very special new columnist – Big Jeff. Anyone who has ever been to a gig in Bristol should be familiar with the city’s most prolific gig goer, Jeff, air drumming at the front of pretty much every gig like his life depends on it, so who better to take us through what’s worth seeing in the region? But it’s not all music, we’ve also got our new look Culture and Film and Retail and Fashion pages. And look out for the return of Street Art, the introduction of Style Hunter and plenty more awesome competitions in the coming months. Laura Williams, Editor.
CONTENTS IMAGERY: MATT HUNTER
Before EMI got their knickers in a twist and demanded it was taken down, the hottest video of the summer was the MJ Delaney Newport spoof of Jay-Z’s Empire State of Mind (you can still find it online if you look hard enough). So when we spotted this awesome illustration by Swansea artist Matthew Hunter we couldn’t resist but share it with you. Matt studied briefly at Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication before completing his degree at Swansea Metropolitan University in 2008. The last couple of years have been spent working as a freelance illustrator, working for various folk including Oxjam 2009. He said: “I find inspiration in anything that catches my eyes and ears. I am a bit of a fan of Dan Mumford at the moment. His work is incredibly detailed. Every intricate line looks well thought out. His work with the band ‘Gallows’ has been a great influence for me. My ultimate goal is simply to earn a living from my artwork. It sounds cliche, but it’s all I ever wanted to do as a child. I want the world to see my work and enjoy it as much as I do!” Contact: email@example.com Portfolio: www.matthunterillustration.com
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THE EDGE CIRCUS OF INVENTION FARM FESTIVAL 2010 The Circus of Invention Farm Festival in Bristol is back and will be more audacious and dazzling then ever. This year there will be two stages with over 18 live Music acts, circus acts, cinema and games. Held outside at the Farm Pub in St Werburghs on 11 September, the festival will see performances from The Mandibles, Burly Chasis, First Degree Burns, Bert Miller and the Animal Folk and more. Admission is free with donations going to the DEC Pakistan Flood crisis appeal. WE WILL ROCK YOU COMES TO WALES Following the huge success of the 2009 UK tour of the smash hit Queen and Ben Elton musical, ‘We Will Rock You’ comes the announcement that the show is heading to Wales for the first time ever in 2011, with a cast featuring Welshmen Noel Sullivan and Rhydian Roberts. The production is coming to Wales Millennium Centre from 18 March to 10 April 2011. Tickets go on sale from Friday 10 September and range from £20 - £42.50. More info at www.wmc.org.uk THE BRISTOL DO! Playfulness, oddity and spectacle are the buzz words of the Bristol Do, Bristol’s only street and circus festival. With scintillating circus performers, thrilling theatre acts and spellbinding street performers taking over St. Pauls on the 25 and 26 September. The free outdoor festival is now in its third year and is jam packed with acts from all corners of the globe in a fusion of the weird and the wonderful; this is the chance to sample the unorthodox in a spectacular display of quirky street and circus performances. Think Tim Burton meets Cirque De Soleil. More info at www.thebristoldo.com
NEWS WIN! A pair of tickets to Westfest 2010 247 Magazine has teamed up with Westfest organisers Slammin Vinyl to give away a pair of tickets to the region’s largest dance event. Taking place at the Royal Bath and West Showground, nr Shepton Mallet in Somerset, on Saturday 30 October, the show is set to be another sell out – hell it’s sold out every year since 2006. And it’s hardly surprising considering the amazing line up – which includes Andy C, Scratch Perverts, Roni Size, The Prophet and Darren Styles. A spokesman for Westfest said: “Westfest is the biggest stage in rave – nothing else in the UK comes close to the sheer size of this place.” Tickets cost £35 and are available from Slammin Vinyl (www.slamminvinyl.com) To enter the competition please see www.247magazine.co.uk
First Ever Bristol Cycle Festival
Bristol Cycle Festival (which takes place 11 and 26 September) is the product of a collaboration between Shambala Festival, Bristol’s Neighbourhood Arts team, Spoke n Chain, Team Rubber, The Bike Forum and many others. The emerging coalition will populate the city with events over the two weeks, and show the city of Bristol the wonderful world of the bike. There will be cycle rides and wacky races, giant bike sculptures and bike-inspired creative workshops as well as much more. More info at www. bristolcyclefestival.com
Welsh Music Expo Pontypridd chart toppers
Lostprophets and Swansea singing sensation Shaheen Jafargholi are set to perform as part of the prestigious 2010 Ryder Cup celebration concert ‘Welcome to Wales’ at the Millennium Stadium on 29 September. They will join Catherine Zeta Jones CBE, Katherine Jenkins and Only Men Aloud to welcome the world-famous golfing event. Mike Lewis from Lostprophets said, “The tradition of sport is huge in Wales, and we know how important it is to the country”.
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WIN! Retro Without A Cause Goodies You remember the cool swallow t-shirt from our maritime themed July edition? Well, the fab South West-based independent screen printing company, Retro Without A Cause, has given us some wicked merch to dish out to a couple of lucky readers – including a T-shirt, bag and some pin badges. The mastermind behind Retro Without A Cause, Karen Spendier, said: “I am mad about all things retro and my designs reflect this. I take inspiration from the movies, music, fads, crazes, art and fashion of past decades from 1950s to 1980s.” Check out www. retrowithoutacause.com to see the whole range of retro designs.
Record Shop Party Wanted Records in St Nic’s Market, Bristol marks its first birthday on 18 September, from noon until 6pm playing classic ska, rocksteady and roots reggae from original 45s and soul and a one-day 10 per cent discount to shoppers. “When we opened in Bristol’s St. Nicholas Market in September 2009, a few people said we were mad - opening a vinyl-only record shop in the middle of a recession, maybe we were. But, a year on, here we are and we’ll be celebrating our first birthday”.
They’ve been off the radar for a couple of years but the Magic Numbers are back with their third album and they’re coming West to play at Devon’s Ivylive festival and to kick start their UK tour in Bristol. We talked to singer Romeo about his love of the sea and why he’s looking forward to heading down to the South West. Romeo was born in Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean before moving to New York with sister Michelle. They moved to London in the early noughties and met another brother and sister duo Sean and Angela. And there we have the Magic Numbers. While the band are now pretty settled in the UK, Romeo enjoys visiting his family in the States and dreams of a day when he can return to the coast and live in a house on the beach (don’t we all!). He said: “I definitely miss being near the sea, being by the beach is one of my favourite things. Eventually, I will get a house on the beach and a little studio to record in.
doing festivals, including Glastonbury (for the third time) and a festival in Australia. “The third album is very different from the first two records. It’s much more orchestrated, a fuller sound – much more like a completed record. The late Robert Kirby, who worked with Nick Drake, did all the string arrangement and it was an honour to work with him and we became really close. This album’s dedicated to him, fortunately he managed to hear it before he died and he was proud of it. “The first two albums were much more burned in a room. There was a naivety about it and I think it could’ve sounded so much better. This is more a wall of sound. Some of the best songs we have written are on this one and we had quite a lot to choose from. One of my favourites is the first song, Pulse. To me it’s like ‘A Day In The Life’ by The Beatles. It’s just this huge song and it shows a different side to us.
“We took a year out and built our own studio. Now we have a place where we can go every day. It’s a bit of a dream.”
After an intense first few years (20057) with two albums released back to back and a whole host of gigs, including a magical Eden Session in Cornwall, the Magic Numbers took a much deserved break. As with all talented artists, this did not mean songwriter Romeo downed his pen and stopped writing – merely that they got time to relax and focus on building their studio rather than playing gigs every week.
“We have been playing lots of instruments – including marimbas and tongue drums. I hate seeing bands that cheat and have some guy standing at the back of stage playing Now the group have recharged their batteries and are ready guitar with three extra guitarists when the band member isn’t to gig again, which is good seeing as they have a 15-date Autumn tour scheduled in (starting at Bristol Anson Rooms on even plugged in. We’re all playing keys, I’m playing a lot more 24th September) to promote their third album, The Runaway. piano on this record. I connect with the piano. I know the guitar so well when I’m writing I know where to go with the guitar, with the piano, I’m thinking of something and I might “We’ve been away for a little while,” said Romeo. “It was at key a different chord that I wouldn’t have thought of. “In terms the end of doing the second album we knew we had to take a break. We took a year out and built our own studio. Now we of where we are as a band this is the best it’s ever been.” have a place where we can go every day. It’s a bit of a dream. It’s in London. We thought about a little getaway in the The Magic Numbers headline Ivylive Festival near countryside but figured we would probably ‘get away’ for Plymouth on 11th September. They also play Bristol Anson too long. Now we have come back really rejuvenated – the Rooms on 24th September. album has been out a couple of months and we’ve been www.247magazine.co.uk
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They were the darlings of last year’s Radio One Big Weekend and it’s been non stop ever since for this self-proclaimed Hip Pop quintet from the badlands of Swindon. We caught up with lead vocalist Bully as he took a brief break between recording the debut album and gigging. “It all started several years ago,” said Bully. “We’re all from Swindon and some of us have known each other for 15 years. I used to be in a Drum’n’Bass group called Nebula.” The Beatbullyz are: Bully (producer/singer/keys), Bozo (lyricist), Disco (drummer), Philonious Funk (DJ) and the most recent addition, Yoyo on bass. Bully said: “It’s just progression. We were doing bigger shows and needed a bassist – you can’t just grab any bassist, it has to be right so we got Yoyo. He’s from Swindon but is living in London at the moment. We’re writing the next album now, trying to fit it in between all the gigs and stuff. We’ve finished our debut album, Human Nature, album now – which was produced by Chris Baker, from Mint Royale. We thought, let’s do something different. Let’s fuse different styles. “We have all got lots of different influences. I was a D’n’B head, listening to Roni Size. But I also listen to Coldplay, anything that makes me feel good really. That’s probably why we mash styles on the new album and move from a really hard dance track to a ballad and somehow we manage to make it fit. Like Hip Pop.
We played three songs to about six people. Then for our second gig we packed Soda Club out and our third gig was at a snowboarding festival where we ended up supporting DJ Yoda. Our biggest gig so far was a show to about 9,000 people in Glasgow. “I love playing live shows, it’s all about energy and bringing the party on, like our videos on Youtube – for Bounce and Skills. If we didn’t get to gig it would be a bit boring. The good thing about being from Swindon is that there was not really a scene to conform to. If we were in London, we would have got into a certain scene and started writing things differently. In Swindon, we had a free rein of creativity and did what we wanted. “We want to be Swindon’s most famous export – that’ll be it for us – when we get that title there will be nothing left to do,” he chuckled.
The boys recently played at Swindon’s Invinsible Festival but it was their breakthrough gig at BBC Radio One’s Big Weekend last summer which really set the ball rolling for them. “Radio has been amazing for us,” said Bully. “Without BBC Wiltshire Introducing… we wouldn’t be where we are. It’s always good to play to a crowd that wants to see you, a home “I’m all about the melodies and hooks (which is probably why crowd, playing areas that haven’t seen us before is always we get compared to The King Blues). I always write that first a battle that’s why the Big Weekend was so good for us. It and foremost. If you haven’t got that, you can’t really carry the seems like a lifetime ago.” track on. The lyrics are a very honest representation of our lives and we try and write what’s in the heart. We are all about In homage to their big break, the group has named its positivity rather than hanging onto negativity. We want to new record label, Big Weekend Records on which they are releasing their debut album, Human Nature (out 19th make people feel good and get a positive message through. September). “We get compared to The Streets and N-Dubz, which I don’t really agree with, but I understand why they say it - possibly because of the make-up of the band.” Beatbullyz play Bristol Cooler on 4th September, What a difference a year (or three) makes though. Bully Swindon College Freshers event on 14th September and remembers the Beatbullyz first gig at Level 3 in Swindon. Gloucestershire College Freshers event in Cheltenham He said: “We played Level 3, a rock venue in Swindon. on 2nd October.
Paul Van Dyk is one of those world-renowned names where, even if you’re not into dance music, you’ve heard of him – which is hardly surprising considering he has been collaborating with some top names since the Ninetees. Now, as he releases another Gatecrasher Anthems album and prepares to play a gig at the Millennium Music Hall in Cardiff he tells us why music will always be his drug. “I have played in Wales a few times over the last two or three years and I always enjoy the crowd. I always remember it as being very special and exciting. I’m doing it because I love it. It’s a good thing we have the Gatecrasher album out as well.
“Electronic music developed from a small subculture to the biggest youth culture in the world now. It’s all about breaking the boundaries, using the latest technology.
Van Dyk’s jet-setting life as a globally renowned DJ is a far cry from his youth, growing up in a single parent household in Communist Germany in the 70s and 80s. He said: “I did not want to make a career out of music when I was young. I grew up in East Berlin so I could not even by any records. I could only listen to the radio. When the wall went down we went to clubs and record stores and made mix tapes One of my friends passed one of my mix tapes onto a promoter and that’s how I got my first gig, it felt really good, then I knew that was what I wanted to do. “The electro scene in Berlin is a little bit stuck in the 90s – very different to the UK or the US. It’s a nice change for vistitors to Berlin but if you live there it’s a little disappointing. We have all this pop thing going on in the UK and there’s a very strong core clubbing scene, people who enjoy the true electronic music not just the successful ones selling a lot of records but bring nothing new to the table.
I do 120 shows every year. “Electronic music developed from a small subculture to the biggest “I had a key moment when I heard Sasha play for the very youth culture in first time in Paris in 93/4. He was playing after me and he the world now. It’s played one of my records in a way in which it sounded like a all about breaking new track almost. I was so impressed and so inspired. It gave the boundaries, me a complete new view of DJing – what you mix before and using the latest what you mix afterwards and how a track becomes a part of technology. Vinyl is a bigger thing rather than a single track. We’ve known each a little out of date. For me, I use two laptops on stage that are other ever since and we’re still enjoying what we do. I’m 38 synched with each other. It’s more like playing live using the years old but I feel well capable of doing everything that I latest technology and making the experience more immense. need to do.” I could play your favourite song but play it in a very different way, with a different bass line, different drums, but make it an Possibly one of the most headstrong yet humble DJs in the immense experience. world, Van Dyk is very politically aware, so it comes as no surprise that he has been involved in big political gigs such Check out his DJ CV and Van Dyk has worked with some as Rock The Vote. impressive and eclectic names, from New Order and Depeche Mode to Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake as “I’m quite political,” he said. “I grew up in a dictatorship well as U2 and St Etienne. Not to mention the million and one and I’m a big believer in democracy. But it’s not perfect. awards he’s picked up along the way! In order to make it even stronger it needs the involvement of everybody. If you see something wrong in your “My favourite music is electronic but for me as an artist it’s neighbourhood, do something – that’s a core belief of mine. important to be open to all sorts of different sounds in order We all have to be there for each other.” to be inspired. I listen to lots, it’s my passion. It’s natural to me. One of my favourite artists at the moment is Fyfe Dangerfield, it’s this weird UK boombastic indie rock pop. His track Faster Than The Setting Sun is one of the most beautiful Paul Van Dyk plays a Gatecrasher gig at Cardiff songs of the last 10 years. Millennium Music Hall on 1st October. www.247magazine.co.uk
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Bristol Firstly, congratulations – you have chosen to go to Uni in one of the coolest cities in the world. FACT. Bristol really does have it all – music, food, booze and culture. You’ll be hard pushed to find anyone who has ever lived in Bristol who hasn’t fallen in love with the place. This is why so many students choose to stay on after they graduate helping to give the city an all year round buzz. As with most two University cities there’s a bit of rivalry between the much posher University of Bristol and the more artsy UWE but don’t let the odd shouty confrontation in the Triangle get the better of you! Bristol is home to a whole host of TV shows, including Skins, Deal or No Deal, Casualty, Teachers, Only Fools and Horses and The Young Ones. Famous comedians to come out of Bristol include Russell Howard, Justin Lee Collins and Steven Merchant (of The Office and Extras fame). Bristol has helped to create some of the biggest music scenes in the UK, including Trip Hop in the Ninetiees (Massive Attack, Portishead, Roni Size) and Dubstep in the Noughties (Joker, Hench and Punch Drunk) and of course the country’s oldest DJ, DJ Derek, and those cider drinking old timers The Wurzels.
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Bath Other than London, Bath is one of those places on the must see list for international tourists (mainly Americans) and it’s easy to see why. As you come into the city from the higher ground either side you will be instantly struck by its beauty. The magnificent Georgian architecture complimented perfectly by newer developments. That’d be why Hollywood stars such as Johnny Depp (mmmm) and Nicholas Cage have both invested in property in the famous Circus circle, nr the Royal Crescent. If you’re lucky then you may just spot Mr Depp in The Bell and last year Cage flicked the switch on the Christmas lights in the city centre. Back in 2009 Bath became home to hundreds of colourful, decorated pigs as part of a citywide art installation – these have now been changed to lions. You can have hours of fun trying to find them all and posing for pictures with (obligatory rude poses required). Other distinctive features are the bright orange buses which take Bath Spa students to and from the gorgeous out of town campus and the Pulteney Bridge – one of only three bridges in the world with shops on it. Bath is a Guardian reader’s dream, it’s classy (middle classy to be precise), pretty safe (give or take the odd high profile murder) and very refined. It can also be pretty expensive if you don’t know where to go – luckily we’re here to help.
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The capital city of the best country in the UK inevitably pulls in a lot of students (not me, I was rejected, the gits!) which stops Cardiff becoming a complete booze Britain hell hole. Nevertheless, you will still get the obligatory hen and stag contingent on the weekend, which is why most students tend to avoid the main St Mary’s Street drag on a Saturday night. And if you do go, you need to know about Chip Alley – the takeaway lined street where in times gone by you’d often see Charlotte Church scoffing on some greasy food (not now she’s single and skinny though!). But there is much more to Cardiff than booze and chips. The domineering Millennium Stadium plays host to some awesome big gigs, including Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney. Wales has always led the way when it comes to music (think Tom Jones, Manic Street Preachers and the Lostprophets) and there is a thriving local scene which is well worth tapping into. Hell, what better place and time to form a band than at Uni, in Cardiff. Get on it…NOW! If music ain’t your bag then how about sport? Cardiff is the place to be when it comes to rugby and football and there’s nothing quite like the buzz you get on match days.
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Swansea One of the most Western cities in the UK might seem like its out on a limb but Swansea has enough going on that you don’t really need to head anywhere else anyway. Swansea is steeped in history with world-famous author Dylan Thomas drawing his inspiration from his hometown. Fast forward half a century and the city is more attune with high octane sports – including jetskiing, wakeboarding and surfing. While your marvelling at the Gower Peninsula or wandering down Mumbles be sure to grab yourself a world famous Joe’s Ice Cream. Ben and Jerry’s can keep their Phishy food, Joe’s offerings are to die for. The Uni is one of the better equipped campuses in Wales with bars, cafes and venues to entertain. It is here you can buy cut-price Starbucks, so no need to trek all the way into town. Richey James (the Manic Street Preacher who went missing) and his partner in crime Nicky Wire both went to Swansea Uni too. Oh and if that wasn’t enough, power ballad hero Bonnie Tyler also lives locally. If you’ve ever seen her hilarious drunken performance on Never Mind The Buzzcocks, you may well spend your Uni days seeking her out for round two!
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Music Laura Williams
Caning the festival circuit from the Lakes in the North to the gardens of the south.
Currently nuturing anti-social obsessions with The Sopranos and Roberto Bolano.
Dubsteppin’ and Junglin’ into the Autumn
Arcade Fire The Suburbs (Mercury)
Arcade Fire are one of those bands whose intense music has the power to reduce you to tears with one soaring riff, one poetic sentence or one quivering howl. It’s inherent ethereal feel turns listening to music into an all-encompassing religious experience. The Suburbs, as the name suggests, is another quietly angsty album whereby Win and co are struggling with a Postmodern condition, looking for something more. With the lyrical genius of Jarvis Cocker and the epic sound of The Killers/Kings of Leon, the tragic yet uplifting tone is there from the onset the opening title-track, through full circle to the final track ‘The Suburbs (Continued)’.
Manic Street Preachers Postcards From A Young Man (Columbia)
It’s hard to believe that this is the Manic’s 10th studio album. On first listen it’s easy for Postcards to fade into the background. There are no instant stand out tracks, no You Love Us/Faster/Design for Life to blow your mind – even Some Kind of Nothingness (duet with Echo and the Bunnymen’s Ian McCulloch). Every now and then you get an album which you just know is going to be a bit of a grower. It happened with the Manics’ Know Your Enemy and it’ll probably happen with this one. Thankfully, singer James Dean Bradfield, is consistent as ever with his impressive vocals and remarkable ability to fit a million and one politically charged words into a single sentence.
Hey! Selim (Albino)
Revere, as the name suggests, should be held in awe if this debut album is anything to go by. The London-based eight piece could well be ‘our Arcade Fire’, with a gigantic orchestral sound steeped in melancholy and melody, the album could easily provide the soundtrack to a Shakespearean tragedy. With the vocal depth of Jeff Buckley and the spine-tingling beauty of Geneva, the poetry of Revere matches the tone of the haunting music, with lines such as ‘How can I ask you to forgive me, when I can’t forgive myself?’ in I Can’t (Forgive Myself).
Fran Healey Wreckorder (ADA)
Healey’s solo effort reverts back to the quality songwriting of his early days of Travis.With tones of U2/David Gray you’d be forgiven for writing this off as middle of the road dirge - but you’d be wrong. ‘Sing Me To Sleep’ is a beautiful duet with Neko Case, where Healey displays some Thom Yorkeesque vocals giving an extra credibility to this track. Much of the album was recorded in the States and you can hear that in ‘Fly In The Ointment’, apparently Paul McCartney played bass guitar for that, though thankfully you can’t hear any of his smug self-righteous crap through the strings! www.247magazine.co.uk
of Montreal False Priest
(Polyvinyl) **** Remarkably for a career that has spanned 10 albums, False Priest is the first of Montreal release not completely written, performed and recorded by main man Kevin Barnes. Fans will be pleased to know that enlisting some outside help has not diluted Barnes eccentric tendencies one bit. Barnstorming opener I Feel Ya Strutter starts as things mean to go on, an ADHD stomper full of the energy and wit that has made their name. It’s the bands most accessible work and whilst they remain too deranged for the mainstream, will see their fanbase continue to swell.
Rose Elinor Dougall Without Why (Scarlett)
In a previous musical life Rose Elinor Dougall bopped and hand-jived her way around the globe as a member of indie-disco treats The Pipettes. On her debut album she has swapped the giddy pop of her former band for a lovelorn take on classic British indie, evoking the likes of Cocteau Twins and Belle & Sebastian. The record seems chiefly concerned with heartbreak and could risk becoming a dirge were it not for Dougall’s winning way with a melody and accomplished vocals. The likes of Another Version Of Pop Song and Stop/Start/Synchro shimmer like the soundtrack to a lost summer romance.
The Saturdays Headlines
It appears that recent efforts by The Saturdays to usurp Girls Aloud as Britain’s favourite girl bands have not quite gone to plan. Less than a year after a second album that performed underwhelmingly they have released a stop-gap effort that features the two hits from that record and just 5 all-new tracks. Fans will be especially let down then by the new material on offer here. The likes of Karma, Higher and Puppet sound like the soundtrack to the hen do from hell, a series of weak, charmless Lady Gaga pastiches. Discerning pop fans steer clear.
Special Moves (Rock Action)
As anybody who has experienced the Mogwai live experience in the last decade and a half will tell you, a familiarity with their recorded output can scarcely prepare you for the thrill of seeing the band in the flesh. Special Moves, a document of their three night stint in Brooklyn in April 2009 goes some way towards providing the uninitiated with a taste of what they’re missing whilst reminding fans of what a compelling live band they are. Highlights are plenty but the timeless New Paths To Helicon Part 1 really stands out, an ecstatic masterclass in harnessing beauty and brutal noise. Fans will adore it, the curious won’t be disappointed.
Zero 7 Record
(Atlantic) **** This is a must for any Zero 7 fans! Disc 1 provides you with old and new favourites whilst disc 2 rolls in with remix’s from legends such as Madlib, Metronomy, Carl Craig, Joker and Photek to name a few. Nice and chilled as you would expect from Zero 7 on disc 1 but with the remixes on disc 2 adding that extra bit of spice for you, taking you on a journey through different genre’s and artists. A good job done by all, I would advise anyone to give it a go. Out now and definitely worth a buy.
(Botchit & Scarper) This one will keep you moving. A great mix of electro sounds with some heavy collaborations featuring the likes of Rodney P, Shunda K (Yo! Majesty), Les Gourmets, MC Chickaboo, Joyce Muniz & Thai Stylee. Rodney P’s contributions to this album stand out nicely, bouncy beats with Rodney P’s smooth flow kindly complimenting. Shunda K (Yo! Majesty) also features on a couple of heavy tracks. All round, this is an energetic, bouncy electro based album with lots to offer including an impressive list of collaborations. Release due in Sept/Oct. Also look out for the forthcoming ‘Raw’ EP with remixes from Gella, Hackman, Maelstrom. Dancefloor fire!
Re:Call to Mind (Metalheadz)
With the original ‘Call to Mind’ being a project showcasing the styles that influenced them, Re:Call to Mind carries on the legacy! Each artist chosen for a track specifically by Commix to add their touch. This is a great journey through different sounds within different genres. An interesting piece of work that will catch the attention of a wide and appreciative audience! This will be a landmark in the career of Commix, having some of their favourite producers remix an album that was already so close to their heart. Keep an eye out for this one, due for release early October.
Drum & Bass Arena Anthology (Ministry of Sound)
For anyone looking for an instant D&B collection of all styles and ages, look no further! These three CD’s showcase today’s most prominent producers holding the forefront such as Chase and Status, Sub Focus, Nero, High Contrast, Alix Perez & Netsky as well as true anthems of the past that you will not forget in a hurry. Drum and Bass gold such as Renegade Snares by Omnio Trio, Circles by Adam F, The Lighter by DJ SS, Shadow Boxing by Nasty Habits, The Nine by Bad Company and many more that I haven’t got space on the page to mention are all in there.
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DEMOS Crazy Arm singer and long-time critic Backbone trawls through this month’s best new music.
DEMO OF THE MONTH Exeter alt country upstarts,
COUNT TO FIRE, released a truly fantastic album a couple of years ago called ‘Songs That Remind Me Of You’. We loved it. They should be world-famous by now, but them’s the breaks in these shitty sales-beforesouls times. Recorded in Canada, ‘In Another Life’ is a more streamlined affair yet still matches the organic beauty of its predecessor. With strong echoes of REM, Wilco and Teenage Fanclub, ‘Screen Play’ and ‘I’m The Man You Need’ are gently rocking homages with enough country twang to soften the hardest heart on the toughest of days. But the band hit paydirt with the harrowing ‘City Lights’, where Will Odgers voice and Joe Mansfield’s violin battle to see who can tug on the most heartstrings; while ‘Emotion Machine’ shifts through the gears for a more dance-friendly lilt whilst retaining the band’s classy restraint. Another winner. www.myspace.com/counttofire Plymouth-based piano-pop quartet, JOSIE & THE LOVECATS, have taken on board some swanky new influences with their EP, ‘My Heart’s An Idiot’ (available now on iTunes etc). The title track, in particular, is a curious blend of Florence & The Machine melodramatics and flourishes of Mariachi trumpet with an underlying synth arpeggio straight out of Muse’s ‘80s-inspired canon. Elsewhere, ‘Brother’ reverts back to the wind-swept melancholy of early Kate Bush and a less-moody Patti Smith; while ‘Jesus’ could be Regina Spektor if it was a little more wayward and less cluttered by rollicking drums. EP closer, ‘The OCD Song’, is an observational, piano-led oddity that sees Josie lampooning the Western world’s need to compartmentalize mental imperfection. Insightful and delightful. www.myspace.com/josieandthegiants I tend to steer clear of musos who nurture their skills through arts-funded, youth music enterprises because it inevitably means they’ve spent too much time learning about theory, ‘interaction’ and being very nice to every other young music student to develop any kind of edge that sets them apart. Plymouth teenager, JOSIE NEWTON, is a case in point. Her debut demo EP, ‘Colour Me In’, is a harmonious, dulcet and lughole-friendly commodity but it doesn’t do what great music should do. Which is to grab you by one or all of your vitals – heart, brain, spleen, feet, gonads – and send them spinning into the stratosphere. And when the sentimental last scene of Titanic enters the mind during ‘Ribbon Cages’, it’s literally time to bail. Her voice is good, her songs are passable, her ambition laudable. Now it’s just unfettered spirit she needs. www.myspace.com/josienewton
I thought we’d gotten past the Arctic Monkeys by now but no-one seems to have told Exmouth indie rockers, THE BEACONS. Their five song EP, ‘Against The Grain’, sounds like a heap of ‘Whatever People Say I Am…’ out-takes: all fizzling duel guitars, affected vocals and rhyming couplets that straddle the line between street suss and indie posturing. ‘Break The Broken’ is the best of the bunch but it’s hard to see past the derivative nature of songs like ‘Snare’ and the vocalist’s chewy dialect. It doesn’t help that they opted to pickpocket their style from a scene that didn’t have any longevity. Credit where it’s due (as always) the band can play decently enough and know how to throw a song together. All they need to do is enter the practise room next week and leave all default settings at the door. www.myspace.com/wearethebeacons If you’re one of those soft bastards who goes weak at the knees for the likes of The Postal Service, Broadcast 2000 and Slow Club, then you’ll swoon for Sheffield’s POCKET SATELLITE. Winsome and with a penchant for folksy melodies that politely ask to enter your ears, their ‘Toy Train’ mini-album has been around for a while but still resonates with all the charm of an under-the-radar gem. Maya and Carl’s vocal interplay is so gentle, you half expect doves to fly out of the speakers during ‘Rocks In Shoes’ – an acoustic vignette that sounds like Amélie in musical form. The title track introduces violin and children’s glockenspiel (they call themselves folk-glock on their Myspace; too cute) with our mellifluous twosome harmonizing about how “We live in small spaces / the ones we eventually call home”. Quite lovely. www.myspace.com/pocketsatellite There was a time when sweet female voices, twee melodies and gentle drums filled the airwaves of student halls. That time was about 1995. Then things got heavier, we wound our way through the male dominated badlands of nu-metal, the limited talents of a million wannabe reality TV popstars and through the other side to the delightful wave of nu-folk we have today. And as wonderful as it is to hear a husky-toned Suzanne Vega type voice accompanied by fiddles and harmonicas, every now and then you long for some of that upbeat, catchy indie pop of the 90s…and that’s where NOT MADE IN CHINA come in. A newly-formed four piece from Dorset, the group has been described as ‘The Smiths played by Paul Simon’, perhaps The Smiths is a little far fetched, but we’ll let them keep the Paul Simon reference. The obvious comparison would be Teenage Fanclub, with non-offensive melodies and fragile yet heartfelt vocals – with the lead singer Tiff rocking The Long Blondes’ sound. Their debut EP is an all-round feelgood indie record which is bound to have you clapping your hands and stomping your pigeon-toed feet - particularly track 2 ‘Adieu To England’ - twee indeed. www.myspace.com/manufacturedintheuk (Laura Williams) We want your new music to review. In an effort to make things as easy and straight forward as possible, you can now simply put your tunes/mixes etc into our DropBox on Soundcloud. You can also check out the latest music we have received and share it with your mates too – gone are the days of passing around the copied CD’s etc. Check out the latest new music we have received, send us your tracks and mixes and generally join us at: www.soundcloud. com/247magazine We still accept tracks/EP’s/mixes etc via CD in the post, myspace links and if your really keen, why not come and play a live set in our office...
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Words: Laura Williams
Words: Laura Williams
Words by Laura Williams Flabbergasted by the sheer amount of art, theatre, comedy and culture in Bristol and Wales and working hard to bring you the best bits.
stated in the title but centre around freedom of speech and thought through art and music. The event will feature live music from Welsh unsigned artists, an art exhibition of local work, stalls, body painting, spoken word and film work. There will be live tattoo demonstrations and Secret Walls graffiti. The night will end with a DJ set and doors close at 4am.
6 Sept 1-4 September Hit Me! The Life and Rhymes of Ian Drury
Tobacco Factory, Raleigh Road, Bristol, BS3 1TF, www. tobaccofactory.com £12 This warts-and-all portrait of the Blockhead’s lead singer is on tour after a successful run in the West End. Written by Jeff Merrifield, the Seabright Productions play explores the highs and lows of Drury’s chequered career and of course, features the famous ‘Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick’ and ‘Reasons To Be Cheerful’ songs.
3 – 25 Sept Gloucester
ONE AND ALL Gloucester Guildhall, 23 Eastgate Street, GL1 1NS www.gloucester. gov.uk £FREE How many different kinds of people do we walk past without noticing? And if we did notice them, would we have a better understanding of the city we lived in? With his spontaneous portraits of people on the streets of Gloucester, local artist Kellen Phillips makes us look hard, shows what a diverse place Gloucester is and highlights the qualities that makes each person different from the next.
4 Sept Cardiff
SEX, WALES AND ANARCHY The Coal Exchange, Mount Stuart Square, CF10 6EB www. sexwalesandanarchy.co.uk £15 A Welsh Music and Arts festival, SWA is primarily a showcase event for unrepresented artists and writers. The themes of the event are obviously
PRISON? The Cube, Dove St South, BS2 8JD www.cubemicroplex.com £3/4 A one man theatre show which explores the brutal reality of prison. Part of the Bristol Indymedia Real Issues, Real People, Real Life series of events there will be chance for questions and answers after the performance.
14 – 25 Sept Bristol
THE RED SHOES Old Vic, King Street, BS1 4ED www.bristololdvic.org.uk £20 The awesome Kneehigh theatre is on tour and they are bringing this Hans Christian Anderson classic, adapted by Emma Rice to give it a modern day twist, to Bristol. It’s much more than a toe tapper with some epic sounds and powerful dance moves it’s no wonder the show has already received rave reviews in the big smoke.
18 – 30 Sept Bath
THE HOLBURNE PORTRAIT PRIZE 2010 The Chapel Row Gallery, off Queen Square, BA2 4BD www.holburn. org £FREE The Portrait Prize was established in 2002 inspired by Thomas Gainsborough and his eighteenthcentury contemporaries, who made Bath one of England’s most important cities for portrait painting. This exhibition will show the best of the region’s artists, including the winning portrait (to be selected by a distinguished Prize Panel). The winning artist, who must come from the South West, receives a commission of £5,000 for a portrait of an individual
identified with the cultural life of the south west, such as a musician, an artist or a writer. On completion this portrait will then become part of The Holburne Museum’s permanent
20-22 September The Armstrong and Miller Show
The Brewhouse, Coal Orchard, Taunton, TA1 1JL www. thebrewhouse.net SOLD OUT Following the resounding success of BBC One’s BAFTA-winning show, Ben Miller and Alexander Armstrong will be hitting the road in Autumn 2010 and they start their tour at The Brewhouse. With their usual mix of the beautifully observed and the utterly barmy, they will perform a parade of characters from their extensive dressing-up box and wigstore including; The street-talking WWII chav pilots; Brabbins and Fyffe, the filthy alter-egos of Flanders and Swann; Jilted Jim, dumped at the altar but still on his honeymoon; Terry Devlin, the royal correspondent who reallydoes know the royals; Dennis Lincoln-Park, the accidentprone culture buff; the Frank Dad; and so many more... collection.
Events can expect three days of top notch entertainment. Venues include Mr Wolf’s, Lab and Warehouse as well as Lanes, Thekla and The Croft. In fact most nightclubs in the city are getting in on the act. Bristol record label Jeli Records is hosting the Anchor Square Stage, Millennium Square will host a whole range of workshops and for those water lovers there will be a two-hour boat party to suit all musical tastes. As with all good festivals there is also a fringe festival with events (including live music) at The Fleece, Golden Guinea and Louisiana. Oh and then there’s the obligatory after parties.
26 Sept Cardiff
HIGH TEASE BURLESQUE Glee Club, Mermaid Quay, CF10 5BZ, www.glee.co.uk £15 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 into the modern era with award-winning international performers, the daring antics of exiguously attired showgirls, the sultriest of sirens and the edgiest comic-cabaret masters, High Tease has it’s focus firmly on selecting and showcasing the very best of the true burlesque craft – a provocative blend of ’sophisticated variety, historical chic and contemporary cabaret’ – all delivered with 21st century sass and high production values.
JOSH WIDDICOMBE AND MARK OLVER Mad Dog Comedy Club, 56 Wind Street, SA1 1EG. £7 Curly-haired Josh Widdicombe is the most recent winner of the Leicester Mercury Comedian of The Year award and has also written for the hilarious panel shows, Mock the Week and 8 out of 10 cats. He is joined by Bristol’s beloved Mark Olver, whose distinctive Westcountry twang makes his jokes even funnier than they already are. Go Mark!
24 -26 Sept Bristol
BRISFEST Various www.brisfest.co.uk Tickets from £7 Brisfest showcases the area’s rich and diverse talent in theatre, comedy and circus skills. Organised by The Bristol Festival Community Group you
Al Murray – The Pub Landlord
Wyvern Theatre, Theatre Square, SN1 1QN www.wyverntheatre. org.uk SOLD OUT Bald and brash, Al Murray is doing a one off warm up gig for his next UK tour in Swindon. Britain’s best-known Pub Philosopher will be serving up his own special brew of bar room banter at venues across the UK this autumn. His remarkable ability at the most witty improv will have you roaring with laughter. If you missed out this time then lookout for his return visits to the region as part of his Barrel of Fun tour.
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films films Kim Hye-ja, Won Bin, and Yoon Jae-Moon. 2009/South Korea/129 min A devoted and deranged unnamed mother (Kim Hye-ja) obsessively conducts her own detective work in a bid to clear murder charges against her childlike adult son Do-joon (Won Bin). Taut, mysterious, and full of unsettling dark comedy and truly Hitchcockian in its murder mystery elements, this is another genre-bending success from one of Korean cinema’s brightest stars.
Hot New Releases: John Barker gets his head around this months cinema listings The Girl Who Played With Fire(15)
1 – 2 Sept: The Watershed, Bristol, 0117 927 5100, www.watershed.co.uk 17 – 23 Sept: Curzon Community Cinema, Clevedon, 01275 871 000, www.curzon.org.uk Dir: Daniel Alfredson Starring: Noomi Rapace, Michael Nyqvist, and Sofia Ledarp. 2009/Sweden/ Denmark/Germany/129 min This highly anticipated sequel to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo sees brilliant anti-social computer hacker Salander (Noomi Rapace) and crusading journalist Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist) once again caught up in a brutal murder investigation. Dark, challenging and intelligent, this is a thoroughly entertaining thriller. The Karate Kid (PG)
1 – 2 Sept: Arnolfini, Bristol,
0117 9172300, www.arnolfini.org.uk Dir: Harald Zwart Starring: Jackie Chan, Jaden Smith and Wenwen Han. 2010/US/140 min 12-year-old Dre could have been the most popular kid in Detroit, but when his mother’s job means they move to China, he must overcome cultural differences to make friends and avoid the bullies. Luckily, maintenance man Mr Han, a secret master of kung fu, is able to teach Dre that kung fu is not about punches and pain but maturity and calm.
LIVE Tetro (15)
3 – 9 Sept:
Released: 17 September CYRUS (15)
Dir: Jay & Mark Duplass. Starring: John C. Reilly, Marisa Tomei, and Jonah Hill2010/US/91 min John has been single for 7 years after a messy divorce until he meets the gorgeous and spirited Molly. The relationship takes off but Molly is reluctant to take the relationship deeper. Confused, he follows her home and discovers the other man in Molly’s life is her son, Cyrus. He is his mom’s best friend and shares an unconventional relationship with her. Cyrus will go to any lengths to protect Molly and is definitely not ready to share her with anyone, especially John. Before long, the two are locked in a battle of wits for the woman they both love-and it appears only one man can be left standing when it’s over.
1 – 2 Sept: The Watershed, Bristol, 0117 927 5100, www.watershed.co.uk Dir: Joon-Ho Bong Starring:
The Secret In Their Eyes (18) 1-9 Sept: Chapter Arts, Cardiff, 029 2031 1050 www.chapter.org Dir: Juan José Campanella. Starring: Ricardo Darín, Soledad Villamil, Pablo Rago, Javier Godino. 2009/Spain/130mins/ subtitled This year’s Best Foreign Language Film Oscar winner is a skilful blend of love story, crime thriller and legal drama with a distinctly Latin flavour in its penchant for sweeping melodrama and emotive, showstopper scenes. The generous running time allows the film to fully explore the central love affair of Irene, female District Attorney, and Sandoval, a court criminal investigator. Neatly entwined around the story of their love affair is Sandoval’s obsession with the unsolved case of a murderer who has escaped justice through a mix of police corruption and mysterious disappearance. A heady mélange of violence, baroque styling, sentimentality and melodrama, this is a thriller deeply in debt to the lush rhythms of Almodovar and the tougher genre elements of contemporary South American cinema such as Nine Queens.
12- 13 Sept: The Cube
Mircoplex, Bristol, 0117 907 4190, www.cubecinema.com Dir: Christopher Nolan Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page and Jason Gordon-Hewitt 2010 / USA/ 148 min Acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan directs an international cast in an original sci-fi actioner invades the world of dreams. Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during people’s dreams. A truly suberb summer blockbluster with action suspense and best of intelligence.
Gloucester Guildhall, www.gloucester.gov.uk Dir: Francis Ford Coppola Starring: Vincent Gallo and Alden Ehrenreich. 2009/Argentina/Italy/ Spain/USA/127 min Two brothers Bennie and Tetro meet up after years of living separate lives, but as Bennie starts to delve beneath the surface of his explosive sibling and intrude on his creative life he uncovers some disturbing family secrets. The director of The Godfather Trilogy is back on form in grand style in this small scale drama.
Released: 3 September DINNER FOR SCHMUCKS (15)
Dir: Jay Roach Starring: Stephanie Szostak, Jemaine Clement, Paul Rudd and Steve Carell. 2010/US/114 min Angling for a promotion, executive Tim Wagner (Rudd) agrees to bring a weirdo loser to his boss’ “dinner for winners”, where a prize is offered for the biggest oddball. Tim’s conflicted until he runs into Barry (Carell), a hapless tax agent who creates artwork with dead mice. This has got all the ingredients to be comedy gold with the director of the Austin Powers films and the two stars of 40 Year Old Virgin.
Released: 24 SEPTEMBER
WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS (TBC)
Dir: Oliver Stone. Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Michael Douglas, Josh Brolin and Carey Mulligan. 2010/US/127 min As the global economy teeters on the brink of disaster, a young Wall Street trader partners with disgraced former Wall Street corporate raider Gordon Gekko on a two-tiered mission: To alert the financial community to the coming doom, and to find out who was responsible for the death of the young trader’s mentor. Director Oliver Stone directs a sequel to his own 80’s classic with the global financial meltdown as the backdrop to the culture of greed. Could rake in more cash than Lloyds at the box office
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THIS IS HELL, The Croft Main Room, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, 8pm, £7.50. With Bury The Archive, Lost Souls & Landscapes. JONSI, Colston Hall, Hall 1, Colston Street, BS1 5AR, 7pm, £18.50. The Sigur Rós frontman. STATIC THOUGHT, The Fleece, 12 St. Thomas Street, BS1 6JJ, £7adv. With Hold To This & BatsAboutBats. OPEN MIC JAM SESSION, Mr Wolfs, 33 St. Stephens Street, BS1 1JX, £free entry with 2-4-1 Noodles!
UGLY DUCKLING, Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor Place, Cardiff Bay, CF10 3BY, 9pm, £10adv / £12otd. Soulful, humorous hip hop and a white hot live show. Supported by the cream of Cardiff’s Hip Hop. IAN PARKER TRIO, The Globe, 125 Albany Road, Roath, CF24 3NS, 7.30pm, £8adv/£10otd. Ian Parker goes on the road with his acoustic show.
ORAKAI, The Croft Main Room, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, 8pm, £5. THE TONEMASTERS, Mr Wolfs, 33 St. Stephens Street, BS1 1JX, £3. Country and Rockin’ Blues to New Wave Punk and even 80’s Ska.
NEW MUSIC NIGHT, Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor Place, Cardiff Bay, CF10 3BY, 8pm-4am, £varies/£free after the bands/£free downstairs. MOWBIRD, Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor Place, Cardiff Bay, CF10 3BY, 7.30pm, £4/£3NUS. A 3-piece surfpunk band from Wrexham MC XANDER, The Globe, 125 Albany Road, Roath, CF24 3NS, 7.30pm, £6/£8. Beatbox Extraordinaire returns to the Globe for a headline slot, plus Blaktrx and support.
NOTHINGTON, The Croft Main Room, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, 8pm, £6. BASS 6, Mr Wolfs, 33 St. Stephens Street, BS1 1JX, £3-£3.50. Female vocals meet with rhymes to create a soaring, joyful musical journey, followed by Dj’s Mako & The Hawk-Funk, Soul, Hiphop, Reggae, Breaks/DJ Misterlong. NEON INDIAN, Start the Bus, 7-9 Baldwin Street, BS1 1RU, 10pm3am, £4/£3. The blurry electronic pop project of an initially anonymous composer from Brooklyn and video artist from Austin, Texas. ROCK 4 CHARITY, Colston Hall, Hall 1, Colston Street, BS1 5AR, 7.30pm, £10. In memory of Joe Dymond-Williams, an extremely popular and well loved member of Bristol’s community. THE GOODNESS, The Cooler Music Venue, 48 Park Street, BS1 5SG, 8.30pm, £5. Bristol based 5 piece HREDA, The Cube Multiplex, 4 Princess Row, Kingsdown, BS2 8NQ, 7.30pm, £6/£5adv. Mixing elements of Prog, Post-Rock and PostHardcore. HAZEL MILLS, The Fleece, 12 St. Thomas Street, BS1 6JJ, £6adv. With Revere and Thomas Truax. THE TWO KINGS LIVE P.A, The Golden Lion, 244 Gloucester Road, BS7 8NZ, 8pm-1am, £3. Bristol Roots
and Dub at its finest.
OK, Clwb Ifor Bach, 11 Womanby Street, CF10 1BR, 7.30pm, £4. Now back with new material and a new sound, with support from Houdini Dax and Toy Horses. COLORAMA, Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor Place, Cardiff Bay, CF10 3BY, 7.30pm-10pm, £4. Psychedelic folk pop band. TOO REX, The Globe, 125 Albany Road, Roath, CF24 3NS, 7.30pm, £12/£15. T-REX tribute.
BEATBULLYZ, The Cooler Music Venue, 48 Park Street, BS1 5SG, 7.30pm, £6adv. Currently working on their debut album with Jim Eliot of Kish Mauve (Ladyhawke, Kylie Minogue) and Chris Baker of Mint Royale. Plus The Suitables a lively eight-piece who draw influences from all corners of the musical spectrum. MUFF SAID, Mr Wolfs, 33 St. Stephens Street, BS1 1JX, £3£3.50. A heady mix of Ska-Pop and jump-up Reggae, followed by Dj Ewan Hoozami. ZOUNDS, The Croft Main Room, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, 8pm, £6. + Violent Arrest. DEAD LEGS, The Croft Front Bar, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, 8pm, £donations. + Pony. NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, The Old Fire Station, The Island, Silver Street, £10adv. Indulge your love of zombies and good music and help raise money for this entirely volunteer ran Bristol based film production Born Of Blood. With The Transpersonals, The Fuel, Aye Aye, Los Conios, We Start Partys and Sicknote. Plus Turbo Wolf, Somnus, Hope Remains Lost, Jack Knife Fight, Heist, Dr Meaker, Quest and many more! EMILY JANE WHITE, The Cube Multiplex, 4 Princess Row, Kingsdown, BS2 8NQ, 8pm, £7adv. With support from The Mountain Parade who make sweet-toned pastoral folk pop with ukuleles, banjos and joyous horns. DOREEN DOREEN, The Fleece, 12 St. Thomas Street, BS1 6JJ, £9. MISS SKARLET, The Louisiana, Wapping Road, Bathurst Terrace, BS1 6UA, £4. + Coma Brides + The Front.
SWEET BABOO, Clwb Ifor Bach, 11 Womanby Street, CF10 1BR, 7.30pm, £4/£6. A celebration of the release of Sweet Baboo’s third and most ambitious album, “I’m a Dancer / Songs About Sleepin’. Helped along by drums, keys and a double bass, expect raucous acoustic songs about time travel, roadtrips and farmyard animals. ARKANGEL, Barfly, Kingsway, CF10 3FD, 7.30pm, £8. + Ark Of The Covanent. TOM JONES EXPERIENCE, The Millennium Music Hall, Millennium Plaza, Wood Street, CF10 1LA, 7:30pm-11pm, £10. A ten piece Tom Jones tribute show from South Wales
RUSSIAN RECORDS PRESENTS, Mr Wolfs, 33 St. Stephens Street, BS1 1JX. Russian Records present their monthly update from the frontline of future Dub and fuzz... LENNY SAVAGE, The Fleece, 12 St. Thomas Street, BS1 6JJ, £5adv. + Louis Francesco Arena. DEREK FORBES & BRIAN MCGEE,
02 Academy, Frogmore Street, BS1 5NA, 7pm, £12.
EMILY JANE WHITE, 10 Feet Tall, 11a - 12 Church Street, CF10 1BG, 7.30pm, £5/£4 NUS. Dark and enchanting Folk from singer/songwriter Emily Jane White MISSDAVINALEE, Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor Place, Cardiff Bay, CF10 3BY, 7.30pm, £4/£3NUS. Plus The Monico and supports.
SONGSMITH, Mr Wolfs, 33 St. Stephens Street, BS1 1JX, £free. A selection of bands playing a variety of folk and acoustic. With-Stress Echo/Nick & Liesl/Acoustic Satch LATER-Dj Alfie. CHIEF, The Thekla, The Grove, East Mud Dock, BS1 4RB, 7.30pm, £7adv. An alternative rock band from New York City. OPEN MIC NIGHT, The Golden Lion, 244 Gloucester Road, BS7 8NZ, Till midnight, £free. Hosted by Bobby Anderson (Yes Rebels, The 45’s).
ACTION BEAT, Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor Place, Cardiff Bay, CF10 3BY, 8pm, £5. Legendarily gonzoid noise bastards from Milton Keynes, playing skronky and fun guitar abuse with anywhere up to 14 members at a time. COUNTRY LINE SPECIAL, The Globe, 125 Albany Road, Roath, CF24 3NS, 7.30pm, £8/£11. Country blues from Duluth,California(USA)& Pontypridd (WALES) ! Featuring Charlie Parr + Frank Fairfield+The Garth Mountain boys.
FOLK UNPLUGGED, Gloucester Guildhall, 23 Eastgate Street, GL1 1NS, £free. Come and make some noise at these folk/roots acoustic evenings. Singers, musicians and listeners are all welcome; bring familiar songs and tunes, learn new ones or write your own.
PHOSPHORESCENT, The Thekla, The Grove, East Mud Dock, BS1 4RB, 7.30pm, £10adv. Solo project of Matthew Houck, an artist based in Brooklyn, New York.
THE LIKE, Clwb Ifor Bach, 11 Womanby Street, CF10 1BR, 7:30pm, £7.50/£9.50, 14+. Modern, LA based quartet with support from El Goodo / The Broken Vinyl Club. BRIGHT LIGHT BRIGHT LIGHT, Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor Place, Cardiff Bay, CF10 3BY, 8pm, £5. Synthpop disco-infused perfection, performing with a band for this show. with Friends Electric and support. LONE (KIDS IN TRACKSUITS), 10 Feet Tall, 11a - 12 Church Street, CF10 1BG, 10.30pm-4am, £3 B4 11pm, £5adv/£6otd. & support.
C.W. STONEKING, The Thekla, The Grove, East Mud Dock, BS1 4RB, 7.30pm, £10adv. Australian bluesman, C.W. Stoneking, has a distinctive sound, his music sounds as though it could have been recorded 80 years ago.. FLETCHER, The Croft Main Room, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, £free. + Jackal Club. CYMBALS EAT GUITARS, The
Fleece, 12 St. Thomas Street, BS1 6JJ, £8adv. MARCUS FOSTER/ PETE ROE, The Louisiana, Wapping Road, Bathurst Terrace, BS1 6UA. OPEN MIC JAM SESSION, Mr Wolfs, 33 St. Stephens Street, BS1 1JX, £free entry with 2-4-1 Noodles!
BEE TO THE ITCH, Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor Place, Cardiff Bay, CF10 3BY ROBIN TROWER, The Globe, 125 Albany Road, Roath, CF24 3NS, 7.30pm, £18/£21. English Rock guitarist ex Procol Harum and famous for well known classic solo albums such as Bridge Of Sighs. .
GASLAMP KILLER, The Thekla, The Grove, East Mud Dock, BS1 4RB, 7pm-10pm, £8. Gaslamp Killer has quickly become a highly sought after purveyor of cosmic bass. A master of dark, swampy funk, with murderous drums and sounds from beyond CLEVERHEAD HOSTS… Mr Wolfs, 33 St. Stephens Street, BS1 1JX, £3. London Klezma Villanova are an Electric Gypsy-style Klezma band -expect foot stomping power and rasping rawness , plus Bristol’s own Ruckus Collective bring crushing grooves and punk fusion party sounds, followed by Dj Lunchbox. DANNY BRYANTS REDEYEBAND, The Fleece, 12 St. Thomas Street, BS1 6JJ, £8adv. + The Snorting Dogs. BARENAKED LADIES, Colston Hall, Hall 1, Colston Street, BS1 5AR, 7pm, £25. Founded as a duo in 1988 by schoolmates Ed Robertson and Steven Page. KILIMANJARO, The Croft Front Bar, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, 8pm, £donations. + Coma Brides + T.L.I + Dead Guru. THE LIKE, Start the Bus, 7-9 Baldwin Street, BS1 1RU, 10pm3am, £4. LA based quartet The Like have come into their own with their new album Release Me. Plus The Orkid and Out Like A Lion.
NEW MUSIC NIGHT, Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor Place, Cardiff Bay, CF10 3BY, 8pm-4am, £varies/£free after the bands/£free downstairs. GAMLINS MUSIC CENTRE 50th ANNIVERSARY SHOW, The Globe, 125 Albany Road, Roath, CF24 3NS, 7pm, £6adv. Local independent music shop celebrates its 50th anniversary in style.
THE MOTHERLOAD, The Croft Front Bar, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, 8pm, £donations. + Dynamo Hum + Cut Nancy. LIVE MUSIC, Mr Wolfs, 33 St. Stephens Street, BS1 1JX, £3/£3.50. Live music from the best of Bristol’s talent. LATER-Dj Alfie/Dj 16.33. MAD SIN, The Fleece, 12 St. Thomas Street, BS1 6JJ, £10adv. + Control + The Speed Kings + Edsel Furies. KNOW BUSES, The Louisiana, Wapping Road, Bathurst Terrace, BS1 6UA, £4adv. E.P launch. + Bravo Sierra + Ryan Curtis. THE FOLLOWING ANNOUNCEMENT, 02 Academy, Frogmore Street, BS1 5NA, 6.30pm doors, £5. Bristol’s favourite pop punk trio get set to tour with some of their best
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The ZZ TOPS, The Globe, 125 Albany Road, Roath, CF24 3NS, 7.30pm, £10/£13. ZZ Top Tribute.
ANTONIO FORCIONE, Gloucester Guildhall, 23 Eastgate Street, GL1 1NS, 7.30pm, £12adv/£14otd. Hailed as the ‘Jimi Hendrix of the acoustic guitar’,
Sat.11 This is where I get to spew like an overly sick child about the goings on in the Bristol music sense and the various things I have been getting up to. The past month has seen many things come through the city including electro pioneers Silver Apples who pretty much, single handedly, invented Oscillation Distortion Units and crafted the whole Krautrock sound even before the genres invention in the 70’s, inspiring both Kraftwerk and talking Heads with their mixture of crunchy beats and bleepy electronics. I got spaced out by a band called Z’s who dealt in epically loud avant guard post rock noodlings, checked out The Domino State who were reminiscent of early Idlewild mixed in with a bit of the Verve piping out infectious choruse. I saw Grammatics on their last ever tour which was a bit sad really, as I personally am going to miss their grandiose pop, they gave me the mic at one point for me to embarrass myself with my Beat poetry/MC-ing skills… or lack of. I also enjoyed a hearty dose of Punk ‘n’ Bowl which played hosts to many fine bands, including The Arteries and Crazy Arm to name a few. What with it being August, it has been Festival a-go-go and I have been busying myself with both Harbourside Festival and Standon Calling Festival, where apparently British Sea Power dedicated half of their set to me - but I was not present to see them as I was grabbing some much needed food at the time. I also got mobbed by a group of teenagers when I was dancing to Fools Gold, who all decided to copy my dance moves; it felt strangely like one of those dodgy pop music videos from the Eighties as I accidentally ended up choreographing all the kids around me. It felt quite surreal to see all these bodies and limbs moving in the way I was. You can read my full review of Standon Calling at www.247magazine.co.uk Next up on the festival calendar was Shambala, but before then I enjoyed gigs from The Besnard Lakes at the Fleece – providing really blissed out sleepy shoe gaze mixed in with a pinch of Americana and Pull in An Emergency at the Louisiana, who seem to deal in kind of twee uncomplicated indie pop with infectious hooks. For all those who never made it to Reading or Shambala Festivals then there were a plethora of gigs to choose from on the Bank Holiday Weekend, including Ugly Duckling at the Thekla and a hardcore all day charity gig at the Cooler Cause for Chaos on the Sunday night. September will see me sprinting around like a gig going version of Bagatelle, trying to see all that I want to see. The highlights include Jonsi from Sigur Ros (playing the Colston Hall on the 1st) where he will playing songs from his debut solo album, crazy Japanese rockers Electric Eel Shock (The Louisiana 22nd), Steve Ignorant will be playing songs from The Crass back catalogue (Academy 26th) , I am Kloot will be bringing his beautiful voice all over the Thekla, with Wolf Parade a few weeks beforehand, whilst Gas Lamp Killer will keep the dubstep hip hop fans happy. For those of you who are fans of the Anticon label, then we have the legendary Sage Francis ( Fleece 15th) also within a couple of weeks we have American Indie geeks Cymbals Eat Guitars (Sep 8th ) and Bristol’s finest psychodelic experementalists Zun Zun Egui will be headling a How Come night at the Croft on the 17th, with Pulled Apart By Horses tearing up the Croft with their rampantly fun fuelled punk rock. Rounding off September in style will be Brisfest down in the Harbourside and many of Bristol’s finer clubs mixing some of the best talent this fair city has to offer in a Crystal Maze theme, covering a wide variety of music and performance art alongside works by some of Bristol’s best graffiti artists.
GETTING TOGETHER, The Croft Front Bar, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, 8pm, £donations. SUBGENERATES, The Louisiana, Wapping Road, Bathurst Terrace, £4adv. With King Tuts Revenge FAT FREDDY’S DROP, 02 Academy, Frogmore Street, 7pm, £20. Soul powerhouse Fat Freddy’s Drop will be venturing out on tour again to shake down music culture worldwide.
FUTURETOWN, Barfly, Kingsway, CF10 3FD, 7.30pm. CONAN, Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor Place, Cardiff Bay, CF10 3BY, 7pm10pm, £5. Slow’n’low bottomed-out doom metal, supported by Spider Kitten JOHNNY CAGE VOODOO REVUE, The Globe, 125 Albany Road, Roath, CF24 3NS, 7.30pm, £7. Rock n roll/ girls/ hip hop. what more can you want of a saturday night?
OFFBEAT PROMOTIONS YOUNG BAND SHOWCASE, The Croft Main Room, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, 8pm, £5. PUNK ALLDAYER, The Croft Front Bar, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, 5pm, £5. With Calvinball + Pure Graft + Brothers + 255s + Caves + The Modern Farewell + Bedford Falls.
KLAUS (SAYS BUY THE RECORD), Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor Place, Cardiff Bay, CF10 3BY, 7.30pm, £4/£3NUS. Brighton-based singer songwriter Klaus (formerly referred to as Klaus Says Buy The Record).
THE FELICE BROTHERS, The Thekla, The Grove, East Mud Dock, BS1 4RB, 7.30pm, £12adv. With Admiral Fallow. SKELETONWITCH, The Croft Main Room, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, 8pm, £9. + Warbringer + Angelus Apatrida. SONGSMITH, Mr Wolfs, 33 St. Stephens Street, BS1 1JX, £free. A selection of bands playing a variety of folk and acoustic.With-Mark Wynn & others. LATER-Dj Sho’Nuff. OPEN MIC NIGHT, The Golden Lion, 244 Gloucester Road, BS7 8NZ, Till midnight, £free. Hosted by Bobby Anderson (Yes Rebels, The 45’s).
THE IRASCIBLES, Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor Place, Cardiff Bay, CF10 3BY, 8pm, £4. A bluesabilly beat combo hailing from Cardiff, supported by Leif Vollebekk, Bedford Falls and The Ash And The Oak. ROCKIN’ THE SUBURBS, The Globe, 125 Albany Road, Roath, 7.30pm, £free. Local Band Showcase.
TRC, The Croft Main Room, 117 119 Stokes Croft,, 8pm, £6. GIG IN A CHURCH. St John’s On The Wall Church, Broad Street, 7 pm-11pm, £6. With Rowan Coupland, Animal Magic Tricks and Brimstone Moth.
NELL BRYDON, Barfly, Kingsway, CF10 3FD, 7.30pm, £8. + Ivan Moult JOY OF SEX / GINDRINKER SINGLE LAUNCH, Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor Place, Cardiff Bay, CF10 3BY, 8pm-4am, £4/£3NUS. Joint single launch party.
OPEN MIC JAM SESSION, Mr Wolfs, 33 St. Stephens Street, BS1 1JX, £free entry 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 Little BoSelecta. A LOSS FOR WORDS, The Croft Main Room, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, 8pm, £7. + Not Advised + Lyu + Ready Set Low. RED, AMBER, GREEN, The Croft Front Room, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, 8pm, £free. + Lunarians. SAGE FRANCIS, The Fleece, 12 St. Thomas Street, BS1 6JJ, £12adv. + B Dolan. OLOF ARNALDS, The Louisiana, Wapping Road, Bathurst Terrace, BS1 6UA. An Icelandic folk singer whose solo debut, Við og við was produced by Sigur rós’ Kjartan Sveinsson and named Record of the Year in Iceland.
FRAMING HANLEY, Clwb Ifor Bach, 11 Womanby Street, CF10 1BR, 7:30pm, £8/£10. myspace.com/ framinghanley TRC, Barfly, Kingsway, CF10 3FD, 7.30pm, £6. + Lower Than Atlantis INSPECTOR TAPEHEAD, Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor Place, Cardiff Bay, CF10 3BY, 8pm, £3. Fusing older folk and blues guitar styles and melodies with modern party rhythms, mucky synth licks and an uplifting pop sensibility.
JOANNA NEWSOM, Colston Hall, Hall 1, Colston Street, BS1 5AR, 7pm, £25. Achingly beautiful, imaginative and visionary music from harpist and singer Newsom. NAPOLEON IN RAGS, The Croft Front Room, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, 8pm, £free. + Only On A Friday + Pioneers + I Am Bodhi. JAGUAR SKILLS, 02 Academy, Frogmore Street, BS1 5NA, 7pm, £8. After securing a regular slot on Trevor Nelson’s BBC Radio 1 show, Jaguar Skills brings a touch of the ninja to Bristol. DINOSAUR PILE-UP, The Cooler Music Venue, 48 Park Street, BS1 5SG, 7.30pm, £7adv. Heavy riffs and yelps aplenty from this Leeds rock three-piece
I AM ARROWS, Barfly, Kingsway, CF10 3FD, 7.30pm, £10. ANIMALS & FRIENDS, The Globe, 125 Albany Road, Roath, CF24 3NS, 7.30pm, £16/£18. Legendary 60’s band with the iconic song “The House Of The Rising Sun”. NEW MUSIC NIGHT, Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor Place, Cardiff Bay, CF10 3BY, 8pm-4am, £varies/£free after the bands/£free downstairs.
TOPLOADER, Gloucester Guildhall, 23 Eastgate Street, GL1 1NS, 7.30pm, £16adv/£18otd. Formed in 1997, a bunch of young Eastbourne musicians swiftly rose from the ranks of the unknown to become one of Britain’s biggest selling bands.
THE ROLLING ZONES, The Fleece, 12 St. Thomas Street, £8adv. GABRIELLE APLIN, 02 Academy, Frogmore Street, 7pm, £4. One of the most beautiful and haunting voices to come out of the south west, Gabrielle Aplin plays out her new material.
MORNING STAR, Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor Place, Cardiff Bay, CF10 3BY, 7.30pm-10pm, £tbc. Welsh rockers mixing traditional indie/rock influences blended with their own unique sound, providing a raw rock’n’sound. FLEETWOOD BAC, The Globe, 125 Albany Road, Roath, CF24 3NS, 7.30pm, £10/£12. Tribute to Mick & friends.
GABRIELLE APLIN, Moles, 14 George Street, BA1 2EN, 7pm, £4. Up and coming singer songwriter from Bath who plays sweet acoustic guitar! CITIZEN FISH, The Fleece, 12 St. Thomas Street, BS1 6JJ, £7.50. + A Heads.
BROTHER STEVE, Barfly, Kingsway, CF10 3FD, 7.30pm. SHOOTING THE MOON, Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor Place, Cardiff Bay, CF10 3BY, 7.30pm-10pm, £3. Recently finished recording new material at the Manic Street Preachers’ Cardiff studio to finish debut EP ‘The Lost Art of Punctuality’. SOUL STATION NIGHT, The Globe, 125 Albany Road, Roath, CF24 3NS, 7.30pm, £8/£10. A night of Classic Sixties Soul plus Tamla Motown with Big Macs Wholly Soul Band and DJ Souly Wholley Bowley.
WHOLE LOTTA LED, Stroud Subscription Rooms, George Street, GL5 1AE, 8pm, £12.50adv/£13.50otd. A tribute to Led Zeppelin.
TOM YEO, The Croft Front Room, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, 8pm, £free. FYFE DANGERFIELD, The Thekla, The Grove, East Mud Dock, BS1 4RB, 7.30pm, £12adv. Quirky but loveable Guillemots frontman Fyfe Dangerfield, who makes irresistibly catchy and uncompromisingly bizarre indie-pop.
THE VASELINES, The Millennium Music Hall, Millennium Plaza,Wood Street, CF10 1LA, 7:30pm-11pm, £10.
OPEN MIC NIGHT, The Golden Lion, 244 Gloucester Road, Till midnight, £free. Hosted by Bobby Anderson (Yes Rebels, The 45’s). FAILSAFE, The Croft Front Room, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, 8pm, £6. OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW, The Thekla, The Grove, East Mud Dock,
, 7pm, £15. A folk/country group from Nashville, Tennessee. Cardiff RACEBANNON, Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor Place, Cardiff Bay, CF10 3BY, 7.30pm-4am, £6. Nineties screamo, sludge, hardcore and psych-y weirdness all get thrown in and delivered with lots of movement and volume. Support from A Thousand Arrows, Brandyman and The Milk Race. THE PETE WALTER BAND, 10 Feet Tall, 11a - 12 Church Street, CF10 1BG, 8pm, £4/£3NUS. With The Fine Line & support.
THE WINCHELL RIOTS, The Croft Main Room, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, 8pm, £5. + The Naturals. RAVEN COUNTY, The Croft Main Room, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, £free. + Fire Games. ACEY SLADE AND THE DARK PARTY, The Fleece, 12 St. Thomas Street, £8adv. With The Lost Souls Club + Riot Noise. DETACHMENTS, The Louisiana, Wapping Road, Bathurst Terrace, BS1 6UA, £6adv. Supported by Idles.
SHOES AND SOCKS OFF, Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor Place, Cardiff Bay, 8pm, £3. Post-hardcore alt indie SANDI THOM, The Globe, 125 Albany Road, Roath, , 7.30pm, £10/£12. Scottish singer songwriter
YOUNG GUNS, Moles, 14 George Street, BA1 2EN, 7.30pm, £8.50adv. High Wycombe based quintet
ELECTRIC EEL SHOCK, The Louisiana, Wapping Road, Bathurst Terrace, BS1 6UA, 8pm, £8adv. Plus Riot Noise. SHADOWS CHASING GHOSTS, The Croft Main Room, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, 8pm, £5. OPEN MIC JAM SESSION, Mr Wolfs, 33 St. Stephens Street, BS1 1JX, £free entry with 2-4-1 Noodles! Weekly night of mellow music RITA LYNCH, The Croft Front Room, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, 8pm, £free. + Drunken Butterfly + Pony + Daddy Long Bones. IMELDA MAY, Colston Hall, Hall 1, Colston Street, BS1 5AR, 7pm, £20/£17.50. Queen of rockabilly WILLY MASON, The Thekla, The Grove, East Mud Dock, BS1 4RB, 7.30pm, £11.
FUTURES, Clwb Ifor Bach, 11 Womanby Street, CF10 1BR, 7pm, £6/£7. With support from Tiger Please. THE OPERATORS, Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor Place, Cardiff Bay, CF10 3BY, 8pm, £3. Lost somewhere between filthy garage rock and 21st century Britpop.
£free. Supportd by Blackwolf & Splutter.
THE SKINTS, Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor Place, Cardiff Bay, 7.30pm-4am, £7adv/£8otd. With Jaya The Cat, Dirty Revolution, Sharks Don’t Sleep and DJs playing Reggae/Ska/Dub DAMIEN JURADO, The Globe, 125 Albany Road, Roath, CF24 3NS, 7.30pm, £8/£10. American indie rock singer/songwriter
THE DOORS ALIVE, Gloucester Guildhall, 23 Eastgate Street, GL1 1NS, 7.30pm, £10adv/£12otd. Tribute band to The Doors. Supported by Orchid Fever.
THE MAGIC NUMBERS, Anson Rooms, Queens Road, Clifton, BS8 1LN, 7:30pm, £14. PULLED APART BY HORSES, The Croft Main Room, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, 8pm, £7adv, 16+ until 11pm / 18+ after. Followed by two rooms of Hardcore, Punk and new noise. PLANTING CLAYMORE, The Croft Main Room, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, £free. + Own Support.
KUTOSIS, Clwb Ifor Bach, 11 Womanby Street, CF10 1BR, 7.30pm, £free. With support from Solutions and Circa Regna Tonat. THE BRUTE CHORUS, Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor Place, Cardiff Bay, CF10 3BY, 7.30pm-10pm, £6adv/£7otd. Plus The Toy Band.
HOWARD JONES, Gloucester Guildhall, 23 Eastgate Street, GL1 1NS, 7pm, £15adv/£17otd. Considered by many as one of the godfathers of electronic music, accompanied by Jonathan Atkinson on drums and percussion.
DETACHMENTS, Moles, 14 George Street, BA1 2EN, 9pm, £3 B4 10.30pm/£6 after/ £4 NUS.
SPOOKEY, The Croft Main Room, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, 8pm, £6. EUGENE CHADBOURNE, The Croft Front Bar, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, 8pm, £donations. OPEN MIC NIGHT, The Golden Lion, 244 Gloucester Road, BS7 8NZ, Till midnight, £free. Hosted by Bobby Anderson (Yes Rebels, The 45’s). MARK RONSON & THE BUSINESS, 02 Academy, Frogmore Street, BS1 5NA, 7pm, £20. Back with his third album, ‘Record Collection’, and as usual he’s bought a host of famous friends and former collaborators along for the ride.
BRAINLOVE RECORDS NIGHT, 10 eet Tall, 11a - 12 Church Street, CF10 1BG, 7.30pm, £5. Acts include Lu, Stairs To Korea, Brainlove DJs, Mat Riviere and Napoleon Iiird.
ACEY SLADE & THE DARK PARTY, Barfly, Kingsway, CF10 3FD, 7.30pm, £8. Ex Murderdolls. OCEAN COLOUR SCENE, 02 Academy, Frogmore Street, BS1 5NA, 7pm, £23.50. Birmingham’s emperors of rock ‘n’ folk. I AM KLOOT, The Thekla, The Grove, East Mud Dock, BS1 4RB, 7pm-10pm, £14adv. With Agnes Obel.
COMANECHI / DIVORCE, Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor Place, Cardiff Bay, CF10 3BY, 7.30pm-4am, £5adv/£6otd. Glasgow’s finest DIY garage punks HAYSEED DIXIE, The Millennium Music Hall, Millennium Plaza, Wood Street, CF10 1LA, 7.30pm-11pm, £15. The band performs a mixture of cover versions of hard rock songs and original compositions in a style that is a cross between bluegrass and rock music.
3 OH! 3, Anson Rooms, Queens Road, Clifton, BS8 1LN, 7:30pm, £12.50. PAUL HEATON, The Thekla, The Grove, East Mud Dock, BS1 4RB, 7pm-10pm, £16.50adv. ENRAGED, Barfly, Kingsway, CF10 3FD, 7.30pm, £7. MOONSHINE CIDER FESTIVAL, Cheese & Grain, Market Yard, BA11 1BE, 6.30pm doors, £5adv/£7otd. Celebrate carnival night at the Moonshine Cider Fest! With Chasing the Crow country rock band.
THE BEAT, The Palace, 25-27 Penel Orlieu, 8pm, £13adv. One of the most influential Ska bands of all time. Plus support from Shoot The Moon.
from Shadows Chasing Ghosts & Burn The Fleet DIANE CLUCK with ANDERS GRIFFEN, 10 Feet Tall, 11a - 12 Church Street, 7.30pm £5adv/£6otd. American folk singer of witty lyrics, imaginative melodies, dark and introspective yet captivating tunes. With Wig Smith and Ratatosk. MOJO JIM, The Globe, 125 AlbanyRoad, Roath, 6pm-9pm, £4. Mojojim will be joined onstage by some of the best local blues, blues rock artists in South Wales.
KILLING MACHINE, Bristol,Bierkeller, All Saints’ Street, 7:30pm, £12adv. With guests. LIFE IN FILM, The Fleece, 12 St. Thomas Street, BS1 6JJ, £5. Support Bristol from Leigh Mary Stokes. TOPLOADER, Fiddlers Nightclub, JIM MORAY, The Thekla, TheGrove, Willway Street, BS3 4BG, £16. GOTEKI, The Fleece, 12 St. Thomas East Mud Dock, 7.30pm, £12.50adv. Cardiff Street, £5. + Escort Knights. SON OF A NUN, The Croft Front BURY TOMORROW, Barfly, Room, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, 8pm, Kingsway, 7.30pm, £7. Support
Wed.29 OPEN MIC JAM SESSION, Mr Wolfs, 33 St. Stephens Street, £free entry HEIDI TALBOT, The Thekla, The Grove, East Mud Dock, 7.30pm, £12adv. with John McCusker and Boo Hewerdine.
OCEANSIZE, The Millennium MusicHall, Millennium Plaza, Wood Street, CF10 1LA, 7.30pm-11pm, £10.
SPEEDOMETER, Metropolis, 135 Cheltenham Road, 8pm-1am. Supported by funk legend Martha High on vocals. Support from Mango Factory and the FFTT DJs.
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MONDAY’S STUDENT NIGHT. Back To Mine. 7 Bladud Buildings. The Paragon. £free. DJ Asian Hawk -
DISCO! SMASH-UP! Po Na Na. North Parade. £3/£2.50 NUS. 10pm - 2am. A huge smash up of the best Pop, indie & electro party anthems.
THE BIG CHEESE. Moles, George St. 10pm. £4/£3.50 NUS. Chessey night turntable wiz kid mixing Funk, Soul, R’n’B, Hip TUESDAYS. Back To Mine. 7 Bladud Buildings. The Paragon. Hop, Jazz, D’n’B, Reggae & more. £free. DJs on rotation playing Reggae, Dub, MARVELLOUS MONDAYS. ClubXL. Walcott St. £1 B4 11.30pm Eclectic, Rare Groove, Funk, Ska, Modern Break, Funk, Downtempo with DJ Stoney with flyer/ £2 B4 9.30pm/ £3 B4 Monster, DJ Read Jones and Oli Embleton. 10.30pm. Student night with resident DJ TNT. Celsius Ice Bar & Club. 1-3 Mister Bibby + guest DJ’s. South Parade. 10pm-2am. £5 all DOWNTOWN. Po Na Na. North Parade. 10pm-2am. £3 (Remember night £4 Student I.D/Flyer £3/£3.50 your student card please.) Downtown Guest List. DJ Mister Bibby & Guest will (in association with BUSU), is the best student party in town.
MY MY MY. Second Bridge. 10 Manvers St. Bath’s premier student with
great drinks deals all night and great music!
FLAUNT. Celsius Ice Bar and Club. 1-3 South Parade. 10pm- 3am. £3 B4 10:30pm/£4 after. Bath’s premier student night in Bath’s premier venue. Student cards required.
DIVERSION. The Weir Lounge. St Saviours Road. Two house DJs playing
Popular Dance on one end and Indie Rock on the other. Something for everyone!
SLAM ON THE BREAKS. Mbargo. The Triangle, Clifton. 8pm -2am. £free. Benny Kane & KVL present a mix of Electro, Breaks, Dubstep & a little bit of anything else that feels right!
FUNKY MONDAYS. Oceana. Harbourside. 9pm – 4am. £2 B4 10pm / £3 after. Student only night of messiness!
GORILLA AUDIO. The Thekla, The Grove. 10pm – 3am. Playing Hip Pop, Filthy Electro, Party & Dubstep.
B.E.D. The Bunker, 78 Queens Road, Clifton Triangle. 10pm-3am.
A unique combination of commercial, classy and sexy finely blended with cool, edgy and underground over three rooms with an elegant outdoor space.
MONDAY CLUB. The Lanes. 32 Nelson St. 3pm-12pm. £7. So come
and party like it’s Saturday night with drinks specials, cheap bowling and good tunes!
be dropping musical bombs all over the dance floor.
OLD SKOOL. Elbow Room. 64 Park St. until 2am. £free. Old Skool. KANDI TUESDAYS. Joe Publics. 3 Queens Avenue. Clifton. £5/£4. 10pm – Late. Commercial, R’n’B, hip-hop,
THE REAL DEAL. Mbargo. The Triangle. 8pm – 2am. £free. Kevin Real Deal mixes up a selection of R’n’B, hip-hop, chart and old skool classics!
LATE NIGHT LIVE. 10 Feet Tall. 11A – 12 Church St. 8pm-3am. £varies/£free downstairs. Indie, Folk, Acoustic, Pop, Experimental, Alternative, Rock, Electro, DJs. £2 selected bottles/ spirit & mixer.
WEDNESDAYS. Back To Mine. 7 Bladud Buildings. The Paragon. £free. DJs on rotation playing Reggae, Dub,
MONKEY LIKE BANANA. Back To Mine. 7 Bladud Buildings, The Paragon. £free before 11pm. DJs
A BRONX TALE. Mbargo. The Triangle, Clifton, £free, 8pm – 2am. £free. Benny Kane smashes it up with a
BLOW - BATHS INDIE CLUB NIGHT. Moles. George St. £5/£4 Cons.. 11pm - 2am. Playing a huge
sweaty mix of new & classic Indie Rock & Pop!
Classics and Dance. DJ’s Milky & Anthony Li.
UP THE RACKET. Elbow Room. 64 Park St. £Free till 2am. Indie, Alternative
THIRSTY THURSDAYS. Po Na Na. North Parade. 10pm-2am. A wild,
KITSCH. The Bunker, 78 Queens Road, Clifton Triangle.
College Fraternity / Sorority parties. POP SCENE. Celsius Ice Bar & Club. 1-3 South Parade. 10pm-2am. £4 B411pm/£5 after. DJ Dave Mayo mixing
Ian Davies playing all your chart and dance floor anthems.
WOO WOO WEDNESDAYS. Glam. top tunes from the 80s, 90s and 00s. . 2 Greyfriars Road. 10pm-3am. £free KITSCH. The Weir Lounge. St with flyer. 2-4-1 on all Woo Woo’s! With Saviours Road.
LISTEN UP! Clwb Ifor Bach. 11 Womanby Street. CF10 1BR. 9.30pm – 3am. £3. Top Floor: Indie,
BOUNCE. Mbargo. The Triangle, Clifton. 9pm – 2am. £free. DJ Suisse
THE BOOM BOOM BOUTIQUE. 10 Feet Tall. 11A – 12 Church St. 10-4am. £free. The biggest, baddest bass
RACK EM UP. Elbow Room. 64 Park St. £free till 2am. DJ’s upstairs
will be bringing you the best in all aspects of dance and house music. Electro, Funky, Fidget House and More!
THE MASH UP. The Bunker, 78 Queens Road, Clifton Triangle. £4/£3 guestlist b4 11.30pm/£3 with VIP Bristol card. 7th PROJECT 13. Mr Wolfs. 33 St. Stephens St. £3. Monthly Hip Hop
night with a lick of Dubstep and DnB, Party Tunes & Turntablism. Live local Mc’s & guest Dj’s till late. With- Plus regular P13 team shenanigans. Hosted by Chalk MC.
culture, fashion, music and bands.
electro, pop. Middle: Special Guests. Bottom: Soul, disco, funk
blowing, booty shakin’ party beats!
SOUL MOVEMENT. Zync Bar. 63
St. Marys St. 9pm-3.30am. Sexy Ladies Night with Soul, Sexy RNB, Hip Hop, Dancehall & Bashment. DJ’s Jigga, D.J. Stylus and Mazu will be playing R’n’B.
SUPA SUPA. Barfly. Kingsway. 11pm-2am. £1. Last Wednesday of the month. The latest Dubset Bass Hooks and the SUGAR DROP. Buffalo Bar. 11 newest Electro treats! Windsor Place. 8pm-4am Showcasing
the best promoters, DJs & bands along with visuals, giveaways.
10 FEET LIVE. 10 Feet Tall. 11A – 12 Church St. 9pm-4am. £varies/£free downstairs. A mix of music, literature,
Tuesday student night out.
JUST DANCE. Clwb Ifor Bach. Womanby St. 10.30 – 2am. £3. £free before 11. Commercial tunes, rock
LOLLIPOP. Dakota, 12-14 Bath Road, GL53 7HA. 9pm-3am. £free before 10pm/£4 after. Expect loads of fun as our Candy girls and boys will be out in full force with loads of free giveaways. Selected drinks £1 all night.
Marys St. 9pm- 3.30am. DJ Adry will be playing latino, salsa and socca. ANewport
LATINO HEAT. Zync Bar. 63 St.
THE FACULTY. Dakota, 12-14 Bath Road. 9pm-3am. £free B4 10pm. The TORN. Meze Lounge. 6 Market St. Ultimate Student Mash-Up! With DJ Carlos, £2/£1 nus. 9-3am. South Wales Sickest
!CRASH! - THE POP! INDIE!
CLUB MOJITO. Second Bridge. 10 Manvers St. £4 / £3 NUS or before 11. 10pm - 2am. International
music, uplifting Latin House music and live percussion. With Jake Gabai & friends.
DISCORD. Po Na Na. North Parade. £4/£3 B4 11pm. 9.30pm - 2am. A full
Tony gets the weekend started early with a selection of Electro House, Club Classics & House Anthems! plays chart, dance and alternative.
PRESSURE. Thekla. The Grove, East Mud Dock. 10pm-3am. £3/£4.
Bristol’s best Indie night. Guitar-orientated indie rock and pop with resident DJ Mr Steve Bob in the main room and the Twee In The Park gang on the top deck, with occasional special guests.
PUKKA UP! The Bunker, 78 Queens Road, Clifton Triangle. £3. GLOBALISTA. The Big Chill Bar. 15 Small St. £free. DJ Vivo (Brazilian
Beatz/World Beatz) and guests take you on a musical journey around the globe.
9th HOT BUTTERED SOUL. Amoeba. 10 King’s Road. £free.
Bristol’s only Deep Funk, Xover, Boogie & Modern Soul night,
Dubstep. Resident DJ’s on rotation: Eddie Monster, Jamie Swift, Vernon Tessio, Mogsy, Bex & Loz. Most drinks 2 for 1.
Urban and Dance floor filling anthems.
FLUX STUDENT NIGHT. Meze Lounge. 6 Market St. 9pm-5am £free. Alt, Indie, Rock, Hip-Hop, D&B and
ALLSORTS. Monkey Cafe. Castle St. 10pm till late. £free B4 11pm.
Sun brings you the best in Soul Music, past, present & future.
JAGERFEST. Glam. Greyfriars Road. 9pm - 3am.
anything-goes party night based on American
JUST CLICK. 31 Corn St. 9.30pm. £free before 10.30pm/£3 after. We
and Dance. DJ’s Milky & Anthony Li.
at the Barfly!
SUPERSTAR. The Second Bridge. 10 Manvers St. Bath’s premier urban
ROOT ELEVATION. The Big Chill Bar. 15 Small St. Root Elevation’s Type
Electro/ Fidget/ House.
CHAKA CHAKA. Bar Sigma. 1 Northampton Lane. 10pm-3am. £free. Funk Reggae Dancehall Dub Hiphop.
mixing Breaks, Funk, DnB, Eclectic.
solid mix of Hip-Hop, R’n’B and ending with Dubstep & Drum & Bass!
STUDENT NIGHT. Lizard Lounge. 66 Queens Road, 9pm – late. Party
WEDNESDAYS. Mojo. Market St. £8/£7Nus. 9pm-2am. DJs spinning
Eclectic, Rare Groove, Funk, Ska, Modern Break, Funk, Downtempo with DJ Stoney Monster, DJ Read Jones and Oli Embleton.
STUDENT NIGHT. Toucan. Womanby St. £2. All Genres of Music. HAMMERTIME! Barfly. Kingsway. FUNKY MONKEYS. The Old Library, 10.30pm-2am. £3otd/£2 with 18-19 Trinity St. 9pm-2am. £3. Funky/ flyer/£2 NUS. Yes folks 90’s night is here
alongside the very best in RnB & Chart in D-Bar with DJ Urban Pete. Drinks start from 50p, many £1 B4 midnight.
anthems. Selected drinks £1.
BLENDER. Buffalo Bar. 11 Windsor STUDENT NIGHT. Lizard Lounge. Place. 8pm-4am. £varies/ £free 66 Queens Road. 9pm – late. Classics downstairs. A blended-up clash of pop
BUFFALO LIVE PRESENTS... Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor Place. comedy, cinema, fashion & art. 9pm-3am, £varies/£free downstairs. JETSET. Glam. Greyfriars Road. Bands, live music, drinks offers, DJ’s and 9pm - 3am. Cardiff’s newest and best more! Downstairs - new music guru Jen Long & special guest DJs.
tilt mix of the best rock, metal, punk, industrial & classic alternative anthems!!
R&B, Hip Hop, Funk, Cool Indie, Club Bangers with Electronic Dance & Party.
Filthy, sexy, funky music – Soul, rare Grooves, Hip Hop, Breaks & Grime with Vinylism DJ’s.
ALLIANCE. Monkey Cafe. Castle St. Monthly. Premier Drum & Bass night attracting all the big names.
FUNKED UP. Bar Sigma. 1 Northampton Lane. 10pm-3am. £free B4 10.30pm/£2/£3 after. Funk Soul Disco Latin Hiphop.
PLAY WEDNESDAY. Play Nightclub. Salubrious Place. Little Wind St. 10pm-2.30am. £3. Join us for a night of RnB, Party Anthems & Dance classics together with amazing drinks deals.
HUMP. Lava Lounge. Little Wind St. 7pm-late. £1. Playing the biggest student
GLITTERATI. Oceana. Greyfriars Road. 10pm-3am. £3 B4 midnight/£4/£3NUS. Sexy RnB, GLAMOUROUS. Glam. 2 Greyfriars
Road. 10pm-3am. Urban Fusion, Veejay, Jigga and DJ Paz playing Hip Hop, R&B, UK Funky, House, Old Skool and Garage.
BETHAN ELFYN & FRIENDS. Buffalo Bar. 11 Windsor Place. 8pm-4am. £free B4 11pm. Radio One’s
Bethan Elfyn, plus special guests.
ON THE ROCKS. 10 Feet Tall. 11A – 12 Church St. 10pm-4am. £free. Classic Anthems Old and New.
DISCORD. Barfly. Kingsway. 10.30pm-2am. £3 B4 11.30pm/£4 after. Rock, Alternative and Punk club night!
ESSENTIAL. Shout. 43/45 East St. 10pm-3am. £5 B4 11pm includes your first 3 drinks on us! Student friendly night playing Dance, Urban & R’n’B
SQUEEZE THE CHEESE. Po Na Na. North Parade. BA2 4AL.
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CLUB 10.30pm-2.30am. £5-£4 NUS. Bath’s Biggest Night Of Guilty Pleasures! Room 1: The Cheesy Disco: All your favourite Cheesy Pop Anthems from the 60’s-00’s.... Room 2: The Singalong Suite: Belt out all your classic hairbrush hits in our Karaoke Lounge - hosted by the legendary Karaoke John. DISCO MASH. Second Bridge. 10 Manvers St. 10pm-2.30am. £4 with flyer. Disco, Party, Retro. FRIDAYS. Back To Mine. 7 Bladud Buildings. £free entry b4 11. £5/£3 mem. DJs on rotation playing a mix of Funk,
Soul, Classics, Eclectic, RnB and more. With DJ Paul Freedom, DJ Corin CrazyLegz, DJ Rodders, DJ Asian Hawk and DJ JangoPhatt.
KABOOM!!! Celsius. 1-3 South Parade. 10pm-3am. £5/£4 with flyer. House, Electro, Breaks and more with DJs Tom Maddicott and Graham S. Dropping dancefloor bombs every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month.
I LUV 90’S. Komedia. Westgate St. 10.30pm-1.30am. Expect the BEST
Brit-Poppin & Chart-Topping anthems from 1990 - 1999!!
ELEMENT. The Weir Lounge. St Saviours Road. £free with password from facebook. The
cheapest drinks in town and DJ Touch delivering the hottest new tunes.
SPLIT HAPPENS. The Lanes. 22 Nelson St. 9pm-3am. £5adv/£7otd.
With our resident DJs playing the best in Rock N Roll, Soul, Ska and other hits to bop and bowl to! There will also be the usual bowling, karaoke, drinking, dancing and yummy food from Lucky’s Diner.
BRITPOP AND CLASSIC INDIE. The Cooler Music Venue. 48 Park St. 10pm. £free. COMFI FRIDAYS. Club Comfi. 10-12 Triangle South, Clifton. 8pm-3am. £4. Party classics, R’n’B,
dance and more.
BOUNCE BASS MUSIC SUMMER SESSIONS. Basement 45. 8 Frogmore St. 10pm-4am. £free B4 11pm/£4/£5 after. House, Electro, DnB,
Breaks, Dubstep, Garage, Hip Hop and Grime over two rooms with DJs on rotation. Eats Everything & Mark Davis, Gel For Head, Armedo, Blah, Mc Danny D and more.
RAMSHACKLE. Carling Academy. Frogmore St, 10pm-3am. £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.
PURPLE BAIZE. Elbow Room. 64 Park St. £Free – open till 4am. DJ Nick Evans. Chart & Floorfillers.
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. 9pm – late.
Current and classic party tunes with residents Big Daddy & Milky.
THE BOMB. The Bunker, 78 Queens Road, Clifton Triangle. 9pm-3am. £3 b4 11pm/£5after. DJ
Amo smashes it week in week out with help from residents, the Urban Knights, Lucas Lafone, Joe Bananas and Jambo! We play the best in new and underground music.
MAMA ROUX. Bijou Bar. Whiteladies Road. 10pm – 3am. £free. Monthly. Mama Roux presents an
evening of Heavy Soul/ Deep Funk/ Rare Groove/ Mod/ Latin/ Disco spun by DJs Jeff Groves & John C. The best new retro night in Bristol has moved to Fridays!
PHUCT. Bristol Bierkeller. All Saints’ Street. 9pm-3am. £3 B4 10pm/£4 from 10pm-11pm/£5 after. Metal, Punk
and Rock to make your spine tingle.
10th MASTER RAVERS. Lakota. 6 Upper York St. 10pm-6am. £8adv/£motd. Room 1: Hardcore with
Joey Riot, Ritmen, Ritmen B2B Scar, Naughty B2B Intox, Taz, Niacin, Mastervodkaman, B2B Limpstar and Monkey vs. Searly. Room 2: Hardstyle with Tyronnster B2B Seb T, Upright B2B Just Joe, Shady Ladies, DJ Becks, Magpie and Patch.
10rd SHOESTRING VS. CHIP IN. Thekla. The Grove, East Mud Dock. 10pm-4am. £10. Back on The Boat for their summer special part 2, teaming up with Chip to bring the Bass! Residents Wanside & Kes (Shoestring), GCD & Dubious (Chip In) and joined by Benga (Tempa/ Magnetic Man/ 2hour set) and Roska (Rinse/ 90min set). Hosted by Koast & Sparkerboi.
17th JAMES ZABIELA. Motion. 74 Avon Street, St. Philips. 10pm-
5am. £10/£12. House, Tech-House, Techno and Breaks, supported by Max Cooper and Soul Clap.
17th RUMBLE. Lakota. 6
Upper York St. 10pm-6am. £8 B4 12/£12after. Techno, Jungle Techno, Disco
and Mash Up. Room 1: Donna_909 B2B Fuzzy Duck, Chris Fenn, Chester, Billy Nasty, Brainey and Paf. Room 2: Mandi Dextrous, Ben Dread, Sam Wise Selecta, Donkey Donk. Room 3: Fortress, Harry, Cutterz, DJ Erbalist, Kenty. Room 4: Creakt, DJ Polo, JNR, Hacksaw, De Kaiotic.
24th DUB VOYAGER. The
Lanes. 22 Nelson St. 9pm-3am. £5adv/£7otd. Reggae, Dub, Bashment,
Dancehall and Dubstep. With Nucleus Roots (live), Dub Boy (Ruffnek Diskotek) and SmokeLife DJs.
24th KWALITY BASS. Lakota.
6 Upper York St. 10pm-5am. £10.
DnB, Jungle and Dubstep. Room 1: Taxman, Logan D B2B Sly, Pleasure, Interface Live, MRK, Joy-C B2B UK Rocka. Room 2: Eddie K, Nocturnal, Illusive, Baz Morny B2B Lewi Sparc.
24th FUNK FROM THE TRUNK
PRESENTS SMOOVE (WACK/ JALEPENO). Big Chill Bar. 15 Small St. 10pm-3am. £free. 5th Anniversary
with Wack Records very own Smoove!! Alongside him over 2 floors will be the FFTT DJs from all five years!!
BUMPER. Buffalo Bar. 11 Windsor Place. 9pm-4am. £4/£3/free B4 11pm. Massive jump-up party anthems and beat-driven mayhem. Expect: Justice / Dizzee / Chromeo / Hot Chip / LCD Soundsystem/ Soulwax / La Roux / Klaxons / Vampire Weekend and Daft Punk.
HUSTLE. 10 Feet Tall. 11A – 12 Church St. Till 4am. £5/£4/£free entry before 10pm. Classic Funk, Soul,
Jazz, Roots, Motown & disco.
NEUROPOL. Clwb Ifor Bach. 11 Womanby St. 10pm. £5/£6. A night
dedicated to Heavy bass musik... Our residents are top notch with many producing and playing their own productions. Previous guests have included Skream, Benga, Rusko, Joker, Caspa, N-Type, Pinch, Jakes, The Others, Benny Page, Borgore, Komonasmuk, Silkie, Hatcha, Alex Nut, Randall, Rossi B & Luca, Braiden and many more...
FLAWLESS. Sodabar. Mill Lane. 10pm-3am. £free with flyer B4 10.30pm, £3 B4 12pm, £5after. Join
us for a night of Sexy & Smooth R&B, from old skool classics to big floor fillers.
FUNKY FRIDAYS. Glam (level2). 2 Greyfriars Road. 10pm-3am, £5/£2
b4 12pm. Urban DJ’s Jigga, Veejay and Troopa take over.
GET YER ROCKS OFF. Barfly. Kingsway. 11pm-3am. £5otd/£4 with flyer/£4NUS. Goodtime Indie Rock
DEAL OR NO DEAL. Code. Millennium Plaza, Wood St. 10pm3am. Sexy RnB, Smooth Groves, Funky, Electro & Club Classics.
FREQUENCY. Kirkhouse. Merthyr Tydfil. Till 2am. Tune into the best Funky House, mainstream and club classics.
FRIDAYS. Cardiff Arts Institute. 29 Park Place. 10pm-4am. £various
cuts/electro/funk/soul with Rob The Mod and Phil Dirt.The Lounge: Smooth RnB, Hip Hop and classic hits with The Chief.
FORBIDDEN FRUIT. ClubXL. Walcott St. 10pm-3am. £4.50 B4 11.30pm/£3 NUS/£6 after/£4.50 NUS. DJ Paul James blending a
commercial, hip swinging bash of musical delight.
MOTORCITY. Komedia. Westgate
THE WEEKEND WARM-UP. Zync Bar. 63 St. Marys St. 8pm-5am.
St. 10.30pm – 1.30am. A refreshing but classic mix across all the Motown, Funk, Soul and Rock’n’Roll greats, with a touch of Disco to boot!
XXPLOSIVE FRIDAYS. Oceana. Greyfriars Road. £free B4 10:30pm with E-Flyer or Wristband/£4 NUS/ £5without. FRIDAYS. Club X. 35-37 Charles St. 8pm-6am. £free B4 10pm. The best
Bath’s party elite every Saturday night, this is the place to be seen on the weekend, with superstar DJ Ross Deviant blowing up the spot with an eclectic mix of quality anthems from a variety of musical genres.
Dubstep, D’n’B and funk and more besides. Playing a mixture of chart, R’n’B, Funky House and Indie.
gay venue in South Wales. Electro, Trance and Hardhouse and DJ Smudge playing Funky House and Club Classics.
3rd BIONIC THANK YOU PARTY. The Millennium Music Hall. Millennium Plaza, Wood St. 9pm4am. £8. Mark EG. Intolerance Recordings
manager Mars W, and Vandall, who bows out of the hard dance scene with his final DJing performance.
FRIDAYS. D-Bar, Dakota. 12-14 Bath Road. 9pm-late. £free with flyer. RnB and Urban with selected drinks deals all night.
SCANDAL. Po Na Na. North Parade.10.30pm-2.30am. £5 b4 12pm/£6after. Absolutely rammed with
SATURDAYS. Back To Mine. 7 Bladud Buildings. £free entry b4 11. £5/£3 mem. DJs on rotation playing
a mash-up of the best Old Skool Beats & Nu Skool flavours
AURORA. Celsius Ice Bar and Club. 1-3 South Parade. 10pm-3am. £6 B4 11pm/£7 after. Top DJs from the
South West mixing, mashing and cutting their way through some of the sexiest funky house music of today plus your requests. Over 23s Night. Under 23s entry via prior booking only.
THE QUALITY. Second Bridge. 10 Manvers St. Funky house, dance music. R&B in the vaults.
3rd JAGUAR SKILLS. Dakota.
LUSH. The Weir Lounge. St Saviours Road. Lush resident DJ Touch
Wonderkid Jaguar Skills. Support from Kontagious, Access, Mr Yip, Kid Afro and Adjected Deleted.
12-14 Bath Road. 10pm-3am. £5 NUS/£6 B4 11pm/£7. BBC Radio 1’s
Magnums, Angel Hotel. Market Place. GL16 8AE. 10pm-3am. £5 B4 11pm/£6 after. Bangin Techno with
Rowland the Bastard, Parker, Goatdog, Craigilove, and Adapt.
THANK FUNK ITS FRIDAY. Mojo. Market St. £8. 8pm-3am. £free for ladies all night/£free B4 10.30pm.
(Coco Loco, Twice As Nice) and Weir Lounge Resident Rudeboy Marcus bringing the freshest and sexiest party tunes over two arenas and two bars.
GENERATION X. The Hatchet Inn. Frogmore St. 10pm-3am. £3 B4 11.30pm/£4after (£3 Members*). Bristol’s Premier Rock Night.
BOUNCE BASS MUSIC SUMMER SESSIONS. Basement 45. 8 Frogmore St. 10pm-4am. £free B4 11pm/£4/£5 after. House, Electro, DnB,
Breaks, Dubstep, Garage, Hip Hop and Grime over two rooms with DJs on rotation.
RHYTHM & SOUL. Mbargo. The Triangle, Clifton. £free until 10.30pm. Past Present & Future, it’s a
DJ’s playing Hip Hop, R&B, Funk, Soul & Anything to put a smile on your face! The best funking night around!
spiritual thing! Soulful, Funky & Deep House with DJ Paul Morrissey and guests!
Hip-Hop, D&B, Dubstep.
– 3am. £free. Resident DJ’s Shawn Fleming, Elliot Guise and Mark Davis playing
drinks prices to match.
Big Daddy & Milky.
INNER CITY TRASH. Meze Lounge. Market St. 9pm-5am. Alt, Indie, Rock,
Bijou Bar. Whiteladies Road. 10pm
REDROOM DISCO. Central Square. everything from funk and soul to old skool hip High St. 10pm-12pm. £free with flyer. hop and house Port Talbot BY THE POOL. Elbow Room. 64 Park St. £Free – open till 4am. Chart FRIDAYS. The Bank. Station Road. and Old Skool classics all night long. 9pm-late. £free and 241 drinks. Top COMFI Saturdays. Club Comfi. DJ’s playing party anthems, sexy R’n’B and 10-12 Triangle South, Clifton. 8-4. Dance Classics. £7-£8. DJ’s playing everything from party Swansea classics, R’n’B, dance and much more! FRIDAY FIX. Lava Lounge. Little WEEKEND PARTY PART 2. Lizard Wind St. Till 10pm. Swansea’s only lounge. 66 Queens Road. 9pm – official Nineties and Noughties Night. Dance late. Current and classic party tunes from to tunes from the last two decades with KARL MARX. The Living Room. SHINFO. Bar Sigma. 1 Northampton Lane. 8pm-3am. £free Harbourside. 10:30pm - 2am. Soul, Disco, Funk. B4 10.30pm/£3. Punk Rock Metal Indie WE MULTIPLY. Thekla. The Grove, Electro Ska D&B House. East Mud Dock. 10pm-4am. £5 Swindon before 12am/£7 after. Follow as we CASSETTE PLAYER. Suju combine our love of massive basslines, Nightclub. 28 High St. 11pm-4am, brostep, jangly angular guitars, electro beeps £3 b4 11.30pm/£5. DJ’s Downstairs: n sweeps and gargantuan drops to create
Enjoy a mix of indie/rocknroll/choice pop
one powerhouse of a night on the dancefloor.
I LOVE RADIO TWO! Thekla. Top Deck. East Mud Dock. Every 1st and
3rd Saturday, classic Rock, Pop, Motown. Easy & cheesy!
UNI SEX. The Bunker. 78 Queens Road, Clifton Triangle. 9.30pm. Uni Sex is the only student only club on a Saturday!!
4th GO GO CHILDREN. The
Spring Garden. 188 Hotwell Road. 9pm-2am. £3otd. Bristol’s only night of original 60’s Rhythm and Blues, Northern Soul and boss Reggae
4th MOODYMANC. Timbuk 2. 22
Small St. £6 B4 12am/£7 After. Having previously released under the guise of Dubble D, Danny Ward now delivers House bombs as Moodymanc that are being championed by the premier league of DJ’s and music lovers. Supported by the awesome Dan Reilly (Triptic).
4th ELECTRIK. Crash Mansion.
12 St Stephens St. 10pm-3am. £5adv/more otd. A night of progressive House and Trance, featuring guest DJ’s Big Al (Kiss 101 / Escape - Swansea) and Martyn Davies (Love Love - Swindon) plus the residents.
4th WESTERN SOUL. The Big
SESSION. The Lanes. 22 Nelson St. playing Dance and Dirty Electro, DJ Dan
9pm-3am. £3adv/£7otd. Mat Horne and DJ Sunta host the much talked about club night Session.
11th DJ CEEJAY’S NOT SO
SWEET SIXTEENTH. The Black Swan. Stapleton Road. 5pm-12pm. £5otd. Under 18’s (no alcohol). 2
street event. Huge fun fair, top international DJs including Sonique, The Sharp Boys, Fat Tony feat. Tonnic Fire and Ant Nichols from Kiss 101.
Dubstep, Breaks, Reggae, Dancehall, Dub, Tech Dub, 8 Bit. Room 1: Jungle Syndicate vs. Dissident vs. Drum Disciples. Room 2: Back to Bassics vs. Rambunkshuss. Room 3: Fracture Clinic vs. Com64 vs. Finite.
to all the House and Techno heads: the Day has come, supported by Davide Squillace (Circo Loco / Hideout Records) and Rebekah (Criminal / Eclectricity / Mad Hatter) in the main room.
25th TRIBE OF FROG–10TH
BIRTHDAY PARTY! Lakota. 6 Upper York St. 10pm-7am. Psytrance, Trance, Progressive, Hybrid Beats, Dub & Chill, Electro, Swing, Balcan Beats, Hard, Dark and Twisted Psy, Goatrance, Disco Mash Up.
ME & YOU CLUB. 10 Feet Tall. 11A – 12 Church St. 8pm-4am. £free B4 10pm/£5 after. Good time weekend Indie Rock’n’Pop, new music and classic alternative tunes with MIKE TV!
Frogmore St. 10pm. £17. MC Sweetpea’s birthday bash with over 40 artists playing DnB, Dubstep, Garage, Hip Hop and Funky.
DIRTY POP/ VINYL VENDETTAS/ MR POTTER. Clwb Ifor Bach. 11 Womanby St. £5. 10pm – 3am.
11th CHAMPION SOUND–
JUNGLE MANIA. Lakota. 6 Upper York St. 10pm-6am. £12. DnB, Jungle,
Dubstep, Ragga, Reggae and Old Skool. Room 1: Congo Natty, Marcus Intalex, Remarc, Ed Solo & MC Det, Krome & Time, Rob Smith and Stanza. Room 2: Solo Banton, RSD, Ed Solo, Borai, King Toby, Embassy and Rapid. Room 3: Cluekid, Rattus Rattus & Klose One, Dohza, Obscene, Magnet Hands and Spin-Itch.
11th THE C90’S. Start the Bus.
7-9 Baldwin St. 10pm-3am. £4/£3.
Bringing together the best booty-busting breaks, pimped out soul and clock-stopping rhymes in a celebration of everything new and old school.
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.
FLY SWATTER. Barfly. Kingsway. 10.30pm-3am. £5otd/£4 with flyer/£4 NUS. All the best alternative
music from yesteryear lined up with current dance floor fillers.
SOPHISTICATION. Zync Bar. 63 St. Marys St. 7pm-5am. Shalim 7 ‘til
10pm playing Funky House and Classics. Nick Madge 10pm ‘til 12am Milky or Richie S, from 12am ‘til 5am playing a mish mash of everything.
VANITY. Glam Nightclub. 2 Greyfriars Road. 9pm - 3am. Free before 10pm / £5 before 11pm / £6 after. Cardiff’s coolest weekly club night in
Bear. 133 St. Michaels Hill, High Kingsdown. 5pm-1am. £free. Get
ready for some of the finest Beers, Burgers & Bass! Sureskank presents the JahBeque! Reggae / Dancehall / Bashment / Garage / Grime / Dubstep with Superisk, Arsequake, B-Lam, Gorgan Sound, Beavis and Tokin’ Mandem.
11th SENSELESS RECORDS. Crash Mansion. 12 St Stephens St. 10pm-4am. £5 B4 11pm / £6 after. Brock Out and Hivemind FM join
forces to present a showcase of the finest in technicolour international bass music.
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ULTRA. Dakota. 12-14 Bath Road. 10pm-3am. £free B4 12am/£1 off with flyer after. Chart, Party and Summer
Anthems. RnB in the D-Bar. Selected drink deals all night.
MUSIQUE 10. The Kings Head. Welsh St. 8pm-1am. £free. Every 3rd
Saturday of the month Musique brings you House, Breaks, Electro, Classics and Urban.
PRIVILEGED. Revolution. Griffin St. Every 2nd Saturday of each month. DJ Lee and DJ 10sion bring you
an exclusive back2back set, dropping the best in UK Funky, R&B, Bashment and Old Skool Classics.
INNER CITY TRASH. Meze Lounge.
Market St. 9pm-5am. Alt, Indie, Rock, Hip-Hop, D&B, Dubstep. Resident DJs on rotation: Eddie Monster, Jamie Swift, Vernon Tessio, Mogsy, Bex & Loz. REDROOM DISCO. Central Square. High St. 10pm-12pm. £free with flyer.
SATURDAYS. The Bank Club Bar. Station Road. 9pm-late. £free and 241 drinks. Gareth Brenan welcomes you to the New Bank, Port Talbot’s newest venue! Top DJ’s playing party anthems, sexy RnB and Dance Classics.
SUNDAY SESSIONS. Mr Wolfs. 33
St. Stephens St. £free. With Funky Freedom-LittleBoSelecta. Spinning retro dance beats to keep the dancefloor moving & shaking till late.
THANK YOU PLEASE! Mbargo. The Triangle, Clifton. 8pm -2am. £free. Alex Taylor presents live music! Bristol’s best live act covers of all the greatest tunes of all time plus a few of his own! Huge industry night so come and enjoy!
GRASS ROOTS. Elbow Room. 64 Park St. Open until 2am. £free.
26th UNOFFICAL BRISFEST
AFTERPARTY. Mr Wolfs. 33 St. Stephens St. 10pm-late. £3/£4.The
ASBO Disco returns to Mr Wolfs for a one off party to celebrate the Bristol Festival and the end of the Summer. Original mashup selection all night long. Headlining: Astrophysics (Slamming 6 piece Brighton crew).
SUNDAY MADNESS. Kirkhouse. Merthyr Tydfil. 8pm-late. £free B4 9pm. Madness, mayhem and more crazy
antics with Jon Fisher.
HOUSE PARTY! Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor Place. 8pm-4am. £free.
From our hidden garden silent parties to the bandstand upstairs, House Party! is the ultimate way to keep your weekend going. Featuring a selection of up & coming bands, DJs & Cardiff promoters to host something different every week. 2-4-1 cocktails all day/ night, Sunday roasts all day.
SODA SUNDAYS. Sodabar. Mill Lane. £free for Industry Card holders/payslip/£2 everyone else.
Marvel ... is The best of Funk, Hip-Hop, Drum and Bass, Rare Grove, Jazz and those guilty pleasure anthems.
SUPERSTITION. 10 Feet Tall. 11A – 12 Church St. Till 4am. £free. Good
MARVEL. Monkey Cafe. 13 Castle St. 9pm – late. £ free B4 10pm. Fortnightly.
£1 drinks with Industry Card.
Resident DJs Spice and Monique B playing R&B, Hip Hop and Urban floorfillers.
House, Garage, Dubstep, UK Funky, HipHop.
Sexy RnB. Funky & Soulful House. Classics & Old Skool.
Reggae, Hip-hop and Rockabilly.
LOVE LOVE. Suju. 28 High St. 11pm-6am, £6 before 1am, £7 After. £1 off for Suju / Mixmag Members before 2am. DJ’s Downstairs: playing
ANTICS. Motion Skate Park. 74-78 Avon St, St Philips. 10pm–5.30am. Minimum donation £5. Ed Real, Nick
11th JAHBEQUE. The White
commercial chart & the best of the 70’s, 80’s & 90’s.
Wales’ sexiest club. Level 1 Chart/Dance/ House and Level 2 RnB/HipHop/Funky/ Urban Fusion.
The Kid, Andy Kisaragi, Glowbones, DJ Pod, DJ Eldy, Eats Everything. Prizes for the best dressed swingers in town!
bling on & head down to one of Bath’s most popular nights! With our brand spanking new sound system in place, you’ve the opportunity to celebrate an evening of Break dancing, Hip Hop, Scratching & Graff!! DJ’s Asian Hawk, slick wizard slim & special agent chuck Rock.
hangover food followed by the ultimate alternative party to extend your weekend with funk, soul & boogie until the early hours. £10 lunch for two. 2-4-1 cocktails, all drinks £2.50.
Forming over a mutual appreciation of handclaps, cowbells and vocoders, Master Paterson and Monsieur Ashenden are The C90s.
11th RIPSNORTER: AUTUMN
STOOPID FRESH! Back To Mine, 7 Bladud Buildings, The Paragon. £3 (cheaper if you dress up) Get your 80’s
SUNDAY SELECT. The Weir Lounge. St Saviours Road. Make the 25th DUBFIRE. The Millennium most OF THE PROMOTERS. Lakota. 6 of the end to your weekend, a party mix Upper York St. 10pm-5am. £5. Jungle, Music Hall. Millennium Plaza, Wood of RnB, Old Skool, Soul, Funk, Pop, Funky St. 10pm-4am. £15. Spread the word DnB, Breakcore, Hardcore, Jiggery Pokery, House and more.
18th LAKOTA LINK UP–BATTLE
THE BEATBOX BALLROOM. Buffalo Bar. 11 Windsor Place. 8pm-4am. £free B4 11pm £3/4 after.
4th THE DETECTIVES OF PERSPECTIVE. Start the Bus. 7-9 Baldwin St. 10pm-3am. £3/£2. Audio
4th CARDIFF PRIDE THE AFTERPARTY. Churchill Way. 6pm-6am. £10adv/£15/£20VIP with free drink. Cardiff’s annual gay pride
rooms playing the best from Funky House and Breaks to Hardcore and DnB.
Chill Bar. 15 Small St. Another massive session of Soul, Reggae and Disco on 45 from these long time Bristol Scene disc jockeys. Plus in the Study - Peter D Rose (Smith & Mighty) plays a set of 80’s house music.
4th SKANKERS. 02 Academy.
playing party anthems and DJ Tyler playing sexy Soul and RnB.
AFTER LIFE. Oceana. Greyfriars Road. 2.30am-6am. £4/£2members.
SATURDAYS. Lava Lounge. Little Wind St. Open till 3am. Playing STICKY FINGAS. Bar Sigma. 1 Northampton Lane. 8pm till 5am. £free B4 10.30pm / £3/£5 after.
SATURDAYS. Cardiff Arts Institute, 29 Park Place. 9pm-4am. £2 before 11pm (free with regulars card)/£4 after. Funk, Ska, Swing, Gypsy, Balkan,
REUNION PARTY. Code. Millenium Plaza. 10pm-3am. £3 with £1 drinks all night. £free B4 11pm for Liberty Living and NUS/£1after. DJs Kevin
nothing but house music The Chief, Martyn Davies, Daniel Boast, Stacey Lea. The Lounge: Smooth RnB, Hip Hop and Classic Hits with Vinz M.
LOVE LIFE. The Philharmonic. 76-77 St. Mary St. 10pm-4am. £3 B4 midnight/£5after. R&B, Hip Hop,
THE BIG NIGHT OUT. Shout. 43/45 East St. 9pm-3am. £free B4 10.30pm with guestlist/£5 after 10pm. We’re having a party.....you coming?
Williams and Simon Stome playing Chart, Party, R&B and Dance classics.
Dancehall and Old Skool with DJ Raheem, DJ Spice and Monique B. Selected drink deals all night.
SATURDAYS. Club X. 35-37 Charles St. 8pm-6am. £free B4 10pm. Residents Kevin Williams & DJ Mandy B
It’s the original big night out, with the biggest mix of Party, Dance and R & B.
MOCKA SUNDAYS. Mocka Lounge. 1 Mill Lane. £3 after 11pm.
SIN. Mojo. Market St. £free, 9pm-
2am. A cool selection of top tunes and cheap drinks to kick back and chill out after your weekend of havoc. Service Industry Night with a twist. SSSHHH! Revolution. 8-11 Griffin St. 9pm-2am. £free. Expect to hear Shai, Hightower, Ash, Vito, Quadey, Matt Kirk, Tension, DJ Lee and Open Deck DJ’s playing everything from Commercial House, Classics, R&B, Soulful, Hip Hop and Breaks right through to Electro.
ERUPTION. Lava Lounge. Little
Wind St. Open till 3. £free. Playing the biggest dance anthems & rare cuts.
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Rain failed to dampen the spirits of all the music lovers at this yearâ€™s Green Man festival in the Brecon Beacons. Headliners Flaming Lips brought the party with them in the form of giant zorbs, balloons and endless bursts of ticker tape and the weekend culminated with the torching of a giant green man sculpture. See you at the same time, same place next year then! Photos: Laura Williams See more pictures from this festival and loads of others we have been to this summer in the SNAPPED section at www.247magazne.co.uk
Sept issue of 247 Magazine - West & South Wales edition