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Man 07 Magnetic Benga talks about the long awaited debut, much of which was recorded in Cornwall.
08 Eliza Doolittle
After the success of the undeniably catchy Pack Up, we caught up with the star behaind the hit.
11 Dan Le Sac
vs Scroobius Pip Electro glitch Hip Hop duo (for want of a better description) furnish us with their words of wisdom.
Regulars 04 News 12 Retail Therapy 13 Fashion 18 Music Reviews 30 Snapped!
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LISTINGS 20 Culture 21 Film 23 Live 27 Clubs CONTENTS IMAGERY: Lucy REYNOLDS
This month we exhibit a piece from the curious world of Lucy Reynolds, she trained at college in Bristol for 4 years as a fine artist and fashion designer, finally going to university to complete her degree in Fashion. Lucy now works as a graphic designer, designing among other things this magazine you have your paws on! She is also an Illustrator, working almost soley in photoshop to make mixed media pieces by using textures, photomontage and digital painting, her work is influenced by all things strange, doll like, dark and delightful. To see more of Lucy’s work checkout Start The Bus Gallery, Corn Street, Bristol between 3-10 October or take a look at the links below... Contact: email@example.com Portfolio: lucyreynoldsillustration.typepad.com behance.net/lucyreynolds EDITORS LETTER:
I don’t know about you but I freakin’ love the Autumn; everything about it from the cosy dark nights, the warm winter wardrobe and all things mulled. It is also the season of all the cool festivals, from Halloween to Bonfire Night and the local wassailing sessions (keep your eyes open for more on this in future issues). This month, we’ve gone all out with the spooky theme – focusing our fashion and retail pages on glam goth and day of the dead kitsch. We’re also back in full swing with the live music scene as bands embark upon Autumn tours. Saying that, the festival season is stretching way beyond August nowadays and we’ve got some pics from the incredible End of the Road festival on our Snapped page as well as some cool competitions for a couple of the hottest (not literally) Winter festivals! Laura Williams, Editor.
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THE EDGE STRUMMERVILLE COMES TO BRISTOL It’s been caning the festival circuit all summer, providing sofas, bonfires and entertainment for weary revellers and now Strummerville is taking to the road again to visit venues across the UK. The musical innovation was created in memory of Joe Strummer from The Clash as part of the Joe Strummer New Music Foundation. The one-week tour, which features Beans on Toast, The Supernovas and Rum Shebeen, stops off at Bristol Croft on October 11. Tickets £6adv from www. bristolticketshop.co.uk BATH MUSICIAN IS YOUTUBE HIT Youtube sensations Sons Of Admirals, which features Bath musician Charlie McDonnell, release their debut single on October 18. Sons of Admirals (Alex Day, Eddplant, Tom Milsom and Charlie) boast more than 800,000 Youtube subscribers between them – more than double that of Lady Gaga. Their debut single is a cover of Cat Stevens’ 1967 hit ‘Here Comes My Baby’. The video was written and directed by Charlie and launched on his YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/ user/charlieissocoollike) the most subscribed channel in the UK. ORANGE BOX PUTS YEOVIL ON MUSIC MAP Let’s face it, Yeovil has never been top of the list for touring bands (other than The Wurzels perhaps) but now, thanks to the Orange Box it’s pulling in a lot more quality music. This month it plays host to Stringer Bessant (October 1), Get Cape Wear Cape Fly and Tellison (October 8) and Attack Attack! (October 29. The Orange Box originally opened three years ago – a much needed addition to the Somerset music scene. Since then the 350 capacity venue has played host to the likes of Franz Ferdinand, British Sea Power and Hadouken! More information at www.theorangeboxlive.co.uk
Win Vip Tickets To The Big Reunion
The UK’s Biggest Indoor Winter Music Festival is turning ten years old and what better way to celebrate then by giving away the ultimate festival experience? The Big Reunion has teamed up with 247 Magazine to offer ONE very lucky reader the chance to win the ultimate VIP Big Reunion Festival package, worth more than £1,000. You and FIVE of your nearest and dearest could be rocking out to the likes of Tinchy Stryder, Chipmunk, Tinie Tempah, The Courteeners, Pendulum, Chase & Status to name just a few - and then it’s just an easy stroll back to the comfort of your very own apartment. To celebrate the BIG 1-0, around 15,000 people will head to Butlins in Skegness from November 19-21 and the 26-28 for two nonstop backto-back weekends of music and mayhem. Each event will feature six arenas, 12 leading promoters from the dance, indie and urban scene who’ll reunite over 60 of this year’s best live acts and DJs for one last blow-out. For tickets and more info please visit the website: www.thebigreunion.com To enter this hot comp visit www.247magazine.co.uk
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Upfest Opens New Gallery
After an awesome Upfest in and around the grounds of The Tobacco Factory, the team behind Upfest have branched out to open a permanent gallery Bristol. The Upfest Urban & Contemporary Gallery (at 198 North Street) will feature work by some of the world’s best street artists – all of whom have exhibited at previous Upfests. The artwork will change every month, but first up is Mr Ian Phenna, who’s making waves and growing in popularity due to his unique portrait style of work. Ian brings, years of experience of street painting to canvas and paper reflecting on society’s obsession with labels. ‘Branded’ will open on Friday the 17th of November, a show not to be missed. The launch party, which is sponsored by 247 Magazine and Brothers Cider (yes we’re in good company!) takes place at 6pm on October 1. More info at www.upfest.co.uk
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NEWS Carny Ville Is Back In Bristol
Carny Ville is back with some epic parties, which take place at The Island on 1-3 and 7-10 October. Party goers are encouraged to dress up in its unusual Victoriana style and join the circus, where dreams and nightmares come to life. Doug Francis, founding member of The Invisible Circus which organsies the event, said: “Carny Ville is the biggest and most outrageous showcase of circus that happens in Bristol. We engage some of the country’s most talented performers to create bespoke pieces and normally our audience get so dressed up it’s hard to tell who’s in the cast and who’s a spectator.” Tickets available at www.bristolticketshop.co.uk
Koolwaters Celebrates A Decade Of Dance What started out as a regional club night has since become an international mover and shaker in the world of dance. Crowning some of Koolwater’s bills over the years has been everyone from festival lords The Chemical Brothers and Groove Armada to the legendary Sasha and hit maker Roger Sanchez. To celebrate the 10th birthday founder Marc Vedo has decided to go back and retrace the steps of some of the night’s most significant and best loved cities and venues. Kicking off the birthday tour, Koolwaters will return to some of its earliest clubbing locations in Bristol, Weston-Super-Mare, Plymouth, Cardiff, Exeter, Hereford, Swansea, as well as its spiritual home of Taunton. More info at www.koolwaters.com
SWN Festival Hits Wales
Who says festival season is over? SWN Festival is taking over the Welsh capital on October 21-3. Bands already confirmed for the awesome Autumn event include Clinic, Moshi Moshi and Tom Gray, from Gomez, Peggy Sue, Trembling Bells and Kids in Glass Houses. And there’s many amazing acts from Wales, including Cate Le Bon, Henrys Funeral Shoe and Racehorses. Venues include Clwb Ifor Bach, Dempseys, Cardiff Arts Institute, Buffalo Bar and Chapter Arts Centre among others. This year, SWN Festival is offering three day Stroller Wristbands (£45) which will give you priority access to the shows. Day wristbands start at £10. All types of wristbands are available from Spillers Records, Catapult Records, Chapter Arts Centre, HMV and online at www.wegottickets.com For more info and to see the full line up visit www.swnfest.com
Freeze Fest Fresh out of the summer festivals, we’re storming
into the Winter festival fair and what’s more we’re making sure you get the chance to go. We’ve teamed up with the UK’s best indoor snowboard, ski and music festival, Freeze Fest, to give away a pair of tickets to one lucky reader. Taking place at the beautiful Battersea Power Station in London on October 29-31, Freeze plays host to some top quality music, including the Bristol legend that is Roni Size, Mark Ronson and Pendulum. But as the name suggests, it ain’t just about the music. Some of the best skiers and snowboarders in the world will be taking to the real snow ramp to show us their best moves. More info at www.thefreezefestival.com To enter the comp see www.247magazine.co.uk
THE EDGE WALK THE LINE FESTIVAL Cheltenham’s multi-venue (including the Boogie Lounge and the Railway) music festival is returning for it’s second year on October 1-2. Bands include My First Tooth (see review on music pages), David Ford and The Dawn Chorus, among others. And who could forget the local skiffle troupe, Thrill Collins. The festival includes music industry debates featuring many of the key figures in the local music scene. Tickets start at £7.50 from Rise Records, Badlands Records and the Frog and Fiddle or online at www.seetickets. com More info at www. walkthelinefestival.co.uk WESTFEST The biggest names in the UK rave scene descend on the Royal Bath and West Showground on October 30 as Westfest takes over. With more than 60 DJ’s and MC’s across seven arena’s, including some of the regions rising stars, Mr Nice (Rinseout promoter) and Maxxi P (voted the best D’n’B DJ in this year’s Southwest Drum and Bass awards). The event also sees Bristol’s Roni Size make a welcome return, playing a rare show as he headlines the Metropolis arena. Welsh hard style night Bionic also host an arena with residents Cally & Juice, Brian M & McBunn alongside The Prophet and Frontliner. Other acts playing include Andy C, Sy, Scratch Perverts, Darren Styles, Neon and Friction. This event sells out every year, get your tickets and more info at www.slamminvinyl.com IN:MOTION UNDERGROUND CLUB TAKEOVER One of Bristol’s leading underground venues, Motion has launched a new series of cutting edge underground club nights running every Fri and Sat night from Oct until New Years Eve. Motion, which is a skate park by day and multi-arena club by night has pulled together the city’s top promoters (including Weapon of Choice, Hospitality, Bugged Out, Blowpop, Bloc, The Blast, Crazy Legs, Subloaded and Just Jack) to offer clubbers some of the best events in the city. More details at www.bristolinmotion.com CARDIFF BARFLY: GONE FOR GOOD? After closing down last month, the Cardiff Barfly (which has played host to 100s of bands over the last decade including Ash&Kings of Leon) has given music fans a glimmer of hope. They said: “We hope at some point to return to the city in a location that better reflects the needs of the current generation of artists and audiences.”
After the success of I Need Air and Perfect Stranger, dubstep super group Magnetic Man have just released their debut self titled album which was recorded in Cornwall and as they prepare to return to the region for a some live shows, Lekan Latinwo caught up with Benga for a chat. How did you, Skream and Artwork come up with the name Magnetic Man? The name was originally used as a disguise, we wanted the people to focus on the music and like it because it’s good quality music, and not focus on the fact that it’s me, Skream and Artwork who made it.
Tell us about the gigs you’ve played in Bristol and the South West… I remember playing at The Black Swan pub in Easton, Bristol about four years ago, that was good, Bristol Academy, and I mustn’t forget Glastonbury and Big Chill Festivals, I like to do crowd surfing with an audience of 10,000 people, you just got to do it. Why do you think Dubstep has got so big recently, especially in Bristol, where we’ve got the likes of Joker and Jakes?
Apparently, you recorded the Magnetic Man album in Cornwall, how true is that?
Dubstep has been around for years, I got involved with it when it wasn’t even called Dubstep. I think it needed time to develop and evolve to where it is now, and with what the Bristol guys have done is that they’ve seen what’s been done with Dubstep and have added their own slant to it, so their Dubstep sounds help the genre grow, and influence the next generation - which is all good.
It’s true, we recorded half of the album in Cornwall and the other half in London
As Bristol and the South West have such a rich musical history, what artists would you like to work with from the region?
Why did you choose Cornwall to do some of the recording?
Two of my major musical influences from the South West are Roni Size and DJ Die, I love “Brown Paper Bag” and “Dirty Beats”, those tracks are like anthems to me.
Well, Skream, Artwork and myself we got real busy and hectic schedules, so to get all three of us in one place at one time can be a bit of a mission. Fortunately, we have friends outside of music who said: “Why not come to Cornwall to record, so you don’t get distracted from the task you’ve got to do?”. So we did. Besides Cornwall is a beautiful place to chill out and get away from all the day-to-day runnings and stress that you associate with London. Tell us about the crazy antics at your show at this year’s Benicassim Festival in Spain, where the stage got rushed by hundreds of fans… We all had a hand in that one, we had a four hour set, and I think Skream must have said to the crowd come up onstage as a joke and before you know it, the stage was rammed with people; plus I did some streaking at Benicassim too, as part of a crazy bet, as you do. The promoter has banned us from performing at next year’s festival, but I do hope they change their mind, we promise we’ll be on our best behaviour. Seeing that you like doing crazy bets, and crazy things in general. Would you ever completely shave off your afro? Well it depends what I would be doing it for? I’m also known as the Afro Warrior, what would I call myself if I cut off my afro?
Who else would you like to work with? Not a lot of people know this but I’m a huge Michael Jackson fan, you can call him pop (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing) you can call him weird, but the way I see it, good music is good music and he made it consistently for nearly four decades and influenced so many other artists, he is the ultimate pop star. If he was still alive I would love to make a track with him. A few months ago your record label Sony bought Michael Jackson’s back catalogue and unreleased songs for £160million or thereabouts. So could there be a possibility of Sony asking you to do a remix for Michael Jackson? You never know! Skream and Benga play The Stannary, Falmouth, Cornwall on 15 October (after Skream plays a solo gig at Exeter Lemon Grove). Both play at Plymouth University on 19 October. Magnetic Man play the Trinity Centre, Bristol on 28 October. Tickets from wwwseetickets.com and for the Plymouth show from Box Surf and Bigga Records in Plymouth.
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This past year has seen an influx of young British female singers (think Ellie Goulding/Pixie Lott/LaRoux) but while the majority have divided opinion there is one who has broken through to shine out above the mediocre and that woman is Eliza Doolittle. It’s been a rapid rise to fame for Ms Doolittle (not her real surname) who released her debut album just a few months ago. Her hit single Pack Up is one of the biggest and most catchy songs of the summer and she is about to embark upon her first ever headline tour. We caught up with her as she squeezed in a brief tour of Europe. “Since the album came out in June it has got much busier. I’ve been having so much fun,” she said. “I played Bestival and took the rest of the weekend off so I could enjoy it. I was on at 12.50pm and all my friends had gone out the night before so I was worried there would be no-one there but lots of people turned out so I was really happy about it. I don’t really know how my music got out there - it just happened. Myspace is something I’ve always had but it’s dying a bit, today it’s more about Facebook and Twitter – you can listen to music on Facebook now.” Raised by a piano-playing dad and singing mum, Eliza, 22, has been writing songs since she was 12. “Mr Mysterious” was one of the first – I was listening to Destiny’s Child, and I thought I had to write about a boy. It actually put me off writing about boys forever,” she laughs. “I used to have singing parties where I used to sing my favourite songs – like Mariah Carey. It was my favourite sort of music when I was growing up, then I opened my mind to other music. From the classics like Carole King and Stevie Wonder to the Red Hot Chilli Peppers and the Arctic Monkeys.” 8|
Fortunately, Eliza isn’t as high maintenance as some of her early heroes are reputed to be. Talking about performing, she said: “You pick up something, you just play it, busker vibe, whether it’s a glockenspiel or ukulele. I love tiny instruments. I like the look and the sound of them. On ‘Rollerblades’ the drums are actually a child’s drum-kit.” Rollerblades is the new single, a follow up to Pack Up, which played on the chorus of the George Henry Powell marching song ‘Pack Up Your Troubles In Your Old Kit Bag’. “In a lot of my songs, I try and make melodies audible, unusual but still interesting. I want to write songs people can sing along to. I can think of nothing more exciting than travelling the world and playing to audiences and having them sing your words along with you. When I first played live I would shake with fear, and my voice would tremble. But I’d do it for the love of it. I have had some training over the past few years, to keep my muscles trained – after all your voice is a muscle which needs working just like anything else.” Eliza was set to spend the Autumn touring with fellow Londoner Paloma Faith but after the success of Pack Up and the album she decided to fit in a headline tour to visit the places she wasn’t heading to with Paloma, “We thought let’s just do a quick tour,” she said. “People deserve to see a live show. I’m so excited, it’s one of my favourite parts of my job. It’s important to be able to act your role. As much as the songs have come from me, they come from a certain time in my life. I don’t feel all of those feelings in one night – it’s not possible – but you’ve got to be able to relate back to those feelings.” There’s nothing I love more than playing live. Eliza Doolittle plays a sold out gig at Bristol Thekla on October 16. She returns to the South West to support Paloma Faith at Plymouth Pavilions on November 4. Tickets priced £17.50 from www.seetickets.com www.247magazine.co.uk
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DAN LE SAC VS SCROOBIUS PIP
After a good run on the summer festival circuit, including a storming set at Beach Break in South Wales the genredefying Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip are back in the region as part of a full UK tour. Ben Perks caught up with them to talk music and life. Preaching wisdom for the modern era and backed by enough offbeat electro bass to break your spine, Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip have never been successfully pigeon-holed into a certain genre. The duo recently released their second album The Logic Of Chance earlier this year, which is a testament to their progression in the world of spoken word, trip hop tomfoolery. Watch these guys live and it’s obvious that this band possesses enough energetic conviction to smother the likes of Mr Motivator in his sleep (if he does sleep that is). So how did Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip form? We met through Myspace and we both liked each other’s work, I went to one of Dan’s gigs and he remixed some of my music and I became interested. We had a chat after and there you have it, a match made in Reading! Your first single of Thou Shalt Always Kill made quite a stir in the music industry in 2007, grabbing the attention of Hip Hop Legend Pos from De La Soul, what was it like to work with him? We were asked by our label to re-launch Thou Shalt Always Kill, and we weren’t that into it. We produced the track on a small scale and we wanted to keep it that way, so we didn’t ruin the feeling of it. This all changed when Pos asked us we couldn’t turn down an offer from him. It was an amazing experience and extremely unbelievable only a few years ago. You have very varied musical influences; from post-punk phenomenon Joy Division to US Hip Hop, can you explain why you both have such an accommodating palette? I think this is why people find it hard to put us in a musical genre. We love all sorts of music and I don’t think either of us would want to box ourselves in by only liking one type of music, in turn we can draw inspiration from many different places be it music it or not.
What would you say is your biggest non-musical influence then? We draw a lot of inspiration from films, from blockbuster to Art house cinema. Film really can be so emotive and I disagree with people who label all blockbusters in the idiot box. The whole experience of going to the cinema is so enjoyable; I don’t think people appreciate it enough. If you’re going to write an action and adventure blockbuster off without even seeing it you’re an idiot. You performed at Beach Break for the third time this summer, what keeps attracting you to the festival? We’ve played at beach break twice previously and it now feels like one of our own gigs. The atmosphere is fantastic because the students have finished their studies and everyone’s letting off steam - we always get a good reception. You seem to be on the road quite a bit, what has been your best gig so far? Fuji Rocks has got to be one of the best gigs yet, it was just so surreal. We both finally realised how crazy everything was – from making shitty songs in our bedrooms to playing to crowds of people at the bottom of Mount Fuji. It just drummed it in that we are actually doing something we loved to like-minded individuals on the other side of the world. It sounds a bit clichéd but it’s true. What would you be doing if Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip hadn’t happened? We’d probably still be working in record shops like HMV. If I weren’t doing this I would love to own a record shop – that was always the dream. One day, it could still happen… Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip play Bristol O2 Academy on October 17 and Cardiff Souls on October 19. Tickets from www.seetickets.com
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RETAIL THERAPY Halloween; the perfect excuse for some new clobber. Grave; optional.
Skateboard: Deathwish Jim Greco Skull, £49.99, from Prime Delux Shoes: Slash by Fallen Footware, £49.99, from Prime Delux Mesh cap: Todd Bradrud Cheese Hat, £27.99, from Prime Delux Balaclava: by Volcom, £24.99, from Prime Delux Hoody: by Creature, Chop Shop print, £59.99, from Prime Delux White tee: by Famous Stars and Stripes, Chase Mary design, £24.99, from Prime Delux Red snake women’s tee: by Brat and Suzie, £19.99, from Forty Five Skull tee: by Dephect, £25, from Forty Five Owl bag: by Sailorette, £6, from Forty Five Gun vase: by SUCK UK, £25, from Forty Five Black tee: by Switchbladepony from a new range by the Los Angeles brand costing between £25 and £35. Monster energy drink: around £2
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Stylish Autumn chic without the green face paint, fake blood and plastic skulls Michelle wears: lace skirt £15, grey vest top £5, vintage leather jacket £45, black leather boots £40 and Pica necklace £20. Luke wears white vintage tee £8 and 60s leather jacket £25. Trousers and boots model’s own.
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Serena wears: white dress £18, black velvet cape £15, black leather/suede ankle boots £25, lace headband £10 and Pica necklace £20. Luke wears: blue striped shirt £15, black men’s coat £25 and vintage hat £8 (trousers, belt and boots model’s own) and Michelle wears: 70s blue dress £35 and red leather shoes £15.
Serena wears full length vintage black velvet dress £35 and black leather/suede ankle boots £25 (left). Michelle wears: lace skirt £15, grey vest top £5, black leather boots £40 and Pica necklace £20. Photographer: Lora English Models: Michelle Gill, Serena Cherry and Luke Brooks Location: North Somerset woodland Stockist: Cox and Baloneys Vintage Boutique, Cheltenham Road, Bristol, BS6 5RB www.coxandbaloney.com More images at www.247magazine.co.uk
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Music Laura Williams
In love with Autumn; Ryan Adams&Tom Waits butternut squash&mulled cider.
Has discovered the turban and is wondering how he ever managed before.
Music is the answer!
She came in to the game fairly late on in her career (after years of busking) hitting the jackpot with Eye to the Telescope in 2004 and now the effortlessly cool, husky toned Tunstall is back with another energetic indie anthem. With tones of Texas, the band not the place, this will inevitably prove favourable radio fodder. Without wanting to advocate faux American accents, the Dolly Parton twang adopted by the Scottish lass in ‘Glamour Puss’ is pretty endearing making for a catchy rock song. But it’s the acoustic tracks where Tunstall really shines, the forthcoming single (Still A) Wierdo, where the seasoned singer/songwriter/ guitarist does what she knows best but with a youthful freshness akin to that of Laura Marling and co.
Heavy Weather (Rockers Revolt)
Released on bedfellows Pama International’s label and recorded in Portishead’s State of Art studio Bristol’s favourite festival band Babyhead return with a banging summer record (truly awesome, if not a little ill-timed). The subtle trumpet, the dark brooding vocals and the controlled musical mayhem make for the perfect dub/ska combo. Try as you might, you will struggle not to sway like a motherfucker, grinning from ear to ear while the party spirit fills the air. Bristol claims this genre with bands like Babyhead and Smerin’s Anti Social Club flying the flag. And in Still Babyhead, the urban hip hop influences shine through while the wholly convincing reggae finds it’s natural home in The Rise of the Idiots. Go Bristol!
Release Me Since 2005’s Are You Thinking What I’m Thinking the Like have lost a member, gained two more and have had something of a mod makeover. They have also drafted in Mark Ronson on production duties, no doubt hoping that some of his golden touch rubs off on them. There’s no reason why it shouldn’t; Release Me is full of immediate, sassy dancefloor fillers. The power pop of their debut has been traded in for a 60’s girl group sound and though they’re hardly reinventing the wheel, it’s worked. Release Me should go down a storm when their Bristol gig is rescheduled.
Halcyon Digest (4AD)
Hot on the heels of last years Atlas Sound record comes the new effort from Bradford Cox’s other project and admirers will be relieved to know that his frantic workrate has not dulled his creativity. Halcyon Digest sees Cox embrace a gentler, lusher sound than previous Deerhunter albums whilst remaining agreeably scruffy around the edges. The central theme here is nostalgia with first single Revival sounding like a warped 50’s prom dance, Memory Boy’s classic pop and final track he Would Have Laughed providing a touching tribute to the late Jay Reatard. A must hear for indie fans and a shoo-in for the album of the year lists.
Badly Drawn Boy
It’s What I’m Thinking (Part One: Photographing Snowflakes)
(Twisted Nerve) Anywhere But Here The first part in a trilogy of albums conceived (Fearless) during a burst of creativity, Photographing Snowflakes is Damon Gough’s first proper According to some Mayday Parade fans, the album since 2006’s lacklustre Born In The UK. departure of former guitarist and vocalist Jason Lancaster means this album is their worst yet. They Gough’s back on his own label and sounding revitalised. There’s a subtlety here that recalls moan it’s less rocky and more poppy and has lost debut The Hour Of Bewilderbeast; songs like You its substance. I could not disagree more. A belter Lied and The Order of Things typifying the laid of a record which acts as a massive warm fire back, home made charm that made his name. blanket for the burning furnace of teenage angst. The mood throughout is reflective, evidence This is one of those big stadium friendly records which breaks through the melancholy with such of a new maturity in the songwriting and whilst an uplifting sense of euphoria you completely unlikely to change anybody’s world will no doubt forget why you felt so low in the first place. With this please Badly Drawn Fans. album, Mayday Parade have could just give Linkin Yann Tiersen Park and Fall Out Boy a run for their money as the Dust Lane noughties best loved American rock outfits. (Mute)
The Sound of Meat
Still best known in this country for his work soundtracking Amelie, Yann Tiersen has enjoyed a 15 year career studded with impressive If you hate it when musicians take themselves too seriously, pouting like fish through their side swept collaborations (Elizabeth Fraser, Jane Birkin) fringes and writing songs about their tortured souls and considerable European success. Anybody coming to this expecting accordion-driven then you may just love these Bristol guys. They take the comical lyrics of the Divine Comedy/Monty whimsy will be disappointed; Dust Lane is Python/Spinal Tap, add some 60s Britpop melodies an expansive, contemplative record chiefly and 70s psychadelica and come out the other side concerned with mortality. This is often stirring stuff, despite the subject matter, with Tiersen sounding like a kind of witty Boo Radleys - the perfect soundtrack to an indie kid acid trip. With embracing electronica and post-rock. This is hints of Mike Flowers Pop, singer Alan croons: “I most evident on the stunning Till The End; layers don’t have any trouble wooing the ladies, in fact of instrumentation are steadily added with found they just throw themselves in my general direction sounds, angelic choirs and distorted guitar and who can blame them?” - poetry which Half building to a thrilling climax. Man Half Biscuit would be proud of. (Pink Hedgehog)
Magnetic Man Magnetic Man
**** This self titled debut album brings dubstep to a wider audience. Parts touch on the garage side of dubstep and a far more hectic side. ‘K Dance’ does exactly what is says on the tin, whilst ‘Ping Pong’ catches a smooth bouncy flow building throughout. Guest vocals include Ms Dynamite, John Legend & Angela Hunter. A couple of tracks seem overly experimental but grow on you & some are more dubstep pop. If you’re looking for a more underground sound, ‘Karma Crazy’ or ‘Mad’ may be more up your street. There’s a good mix of light & dark sounds throughout - not just one for dubstep heads.
The Music Blame has risen through the D&B rankings in recent years with on point production & clear musical talent, breaking him apart from others. Here, he has collaborated with some great acts to broaden his scope. Ruff Sqwad (Tinchy Strider & Fuda Guy), Dynamite MC, Rodney P and DRS bring a lyrical flavour while Jocelyn Brown, Jenna G, Selah, Alex Miles, Camilla, JT Fitz and Tom Sears add vocals to rolling uplifting beats that’d keep any dancefloor alive. This one is full of energy & diversity. For a debut album, it has really hit the spot. He has remixed for some massive mainstream artists and there is a lot more to be seen from Blame.
Artificial Intelligence Stand Alone
A.I. have always stayed true to their sound bringing an atmospheric, edgy feel without going too dark. This is only the second album released on Bryan G’s V Recordings after Roni Size’s and it’s a big one. Glenn and Gambit (A.I) have been in demand to remix some high ranking commercial labels in the past few years (‘Trick Me’ by Kelis & ‘Slammin’ by Eric Prydz). Collaborations on this album include dBridge, Marky & Krust with vocal input from Steo, Jenna G and DRS. ‘Stand Alone’ takes you through a D&B journey while still keeping a signature sound throughout. If quality production of D&B is what you are after, this is what you will get.
The Jolly Boys
Great Expectations ‘The Birth Of Modern Mento’
(Wall of Sound) These guys have an amazing career spanning over 60 years. Arguably the most recognisable mento band in the world. This album hears them cover classics from Amy Winehouse, The Clash and New Order. They kick off with their take on Iggy Pop’s ‘Passenger’ then follow on to Lou Reed’s ‘Perfect Day’. It leaves you intrigued, wanting to hear how they cover the other classics like The Strtanglers’ ‘Golden Brown’ and Cash’s ‘Ring of Fire’. Great as a party CD to get people talking. It’s nice and easy listening with an interesting twist on each tune. One worth having in the collection for the right moment. It can be appreciated by all ages so check it out.
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Backbone sorts through this month’s demos (with a couple of irresistible additions by Laura Williams).
The Diogenes Club (www.myspace.com/ thediogenesclub)
I’m not sure what to make of Brighton’s The Diogenes Club. Their third ‘demo’ EP, ‘Versailles’ (released through Urban Torque Records) is DEM an incredibly slick yet corny affair, where the O Schema Hanterhir OF T HE spectre of coffee table ‘80s electro-pop – think M (www.myspace.com/ ONTH A Day of Small Victories EP Scritti Politti, think Talk Talk – looms large like hanterhirmusic) [SLAYER004](Sub Slayers) a floppy, highlighted fringe. Now, I’m all for Featuring ex-members of Baby Astrolab and revisiting the past and setting about it with new Jay Cunnning’s label Sub Slayers has been Blindfold Garden, Hanterhir is an altogether ideas, but ‘Taliesin’ just seems a step too far; and churning out some seriously good bass laded different proposition and a very impressive one. the smooth-as-ice soultronica of the title track beats this year. This four track EP from Schema The Truro/Redruth quartet flit effortlessly between sounds suitably synthetic but not in a modernised, features some pretty heavy breaks and dubstep. gentle swarthes of pastoral folk-pop (‘Bytegnns Ladyhawke kinda way. If I hear The Diogenes Club This is fast paced and dark, featuring a nice Kothman’) and a much heavier, dense mesh of in an elevator over the coming years I won’t be in mix of breaks and dubstep. First up is a fun psyche-rock (‘Our Hour’) with a keen eye for the least bit surprised. Hell, I may even sing along. breakbeat/dubstep tune called Rat Bastard windswept drama. But the reason why Hanterhir featuring a cheeky vocal sample from Fear and Art is Hard Records are this month’s top catch is because of a mighty Loathing in Las Vegas, which just adds to its fun! diamond called ‘The Carn Marth Song’. It’s Le Brocquot is next in line, which starts of all nice indescribably good. It sounds like Theatre Of and calm before erupting into a rather Egyptian Hate scrumming with an Irish marching band and New Plymouth DIY imprint, Art Is Hard Records style dubstep melody. Turn off the Lights brings is, quite probably, the greatest song I’ve heard us back to a more driving breakbeat tune. on a demo in years. Much more of this gloriously (thanks Cursive), have released their first compilation featuring nine of the South West’s Finishing off the EP is Savage Henry which has wild forest-punk, please. finest indie and lo-fi acts. ‘Brink Of The Clouds’ a really feisty and angry hoover-esque lead 97 Lovers – which comes wrapped in a snazzy t-shirt, no pushing this track home. less – takes in the Pavement-like slouch of Dutch (www.myspace.com/97lovers) Access Denied Vs BSD Husband; the studied brouhaha of Colours; They Ultimate / Mineral That Cried Wolf’s quasi-Maccabees strum; Cycling Exeter upstarts 97 LOVERS invoke the spirit of all Season’s emasculated, lo-fi flute-pop; anthemic (iBreaks Records) manner of ‘80s post-punk luminaries, alive and nonchalance from True Swamp Neglect; My dead, on their new two song demo. The trouble Access Denied and BSD are back with another Name Is Ian’s clipped Belle&Sebastian-esque is, it all sounds too much like a 6th form collage of balladeering; the blustering anti-pop racket of moody breakbeat release. This time with more pick’n’mix influences as opposed to a cohesive, squirms and nods to the old school than a C90 Cycle Schmeichel; Kinnie The Explorer and their cassette tape. Mineral was the first I got to listen considered whole. ‘The Next Best Thing’ rifles harrowing tones; and Mojito Soundsystem’s slowthrough Ian Curtis’ pockets after tumbling out of to and I really like where it goes. Some nice fat burning, theatrical melancholy. My money’s on the The Cure’s gaff while ‘Magic’ kicks off with antibeats on it with a really trancy feel. By the time last 2, for what it’s worth. Great introspective stuff pop manoeuvres reminiscent of ‘Metal Box’-era you hear the first drop, you’ll be wanting to turn My First Tooth PiL, morphs into Magazine and revisits the corpse it up and start a rave somewhere! The flip side (www.myspace.com/myfirsttooth) of Curtis to nab his undercrackers. Atop this, Andy of this release is Ultimate, which a lot more of a Oxley’s voice is a monotonic, detached drone that low-down groover, with a really nice shuffle. As makes Gary Numan sound like Timmy Mallet. At soon as this is out, go and buy it! When My First Tooth handed me a demo CD least they have a vision, albeit a cockeyed one. at End of the Road I knew I had something Felguk and Tim Healey special in my hands. Firstly, they were among the Kosmo Kings Score loveliest folk I’d met in a long time and secondly (www.moonlet.co.uk) (Surfer Rosa Records) my best mate had been raving about them after supporting them in Bournemouth. And I was not Felguk is back with electro house legend Tim Formed from the ashes of Kolo & Chasing Faces, disappointed. The demo is a selection of songs Healey. This time with a release titled Score. new kids on the Exeter block, Kosmo Kings make from their forthcoming album Territories (released And that’s what it does! The original mix is a on Alcopop Records this month). The highlight a fair fist of faintly emo-riven rock on their debut bass heavy pounding 4/4 dancefloor number. five song EP. The musicianship is unquestionable, is easily the beautiful soaring number Sleet Just perfect for those late nights/early mornings. the singer Jon Burnell’s earnest croon is noteand Snow. The harmoniously fragile vocals sail Calling on those Slyde boys for the remix of this perfect and all that, but the likes of ‘How Could alongside the uplifting layered drums and guitars has been a good idea. Their take on this has You Do This To Me’ and ‘Chasing The Stars’ sound creating a truly haunting sound, reminiscent of a hints of their classic tune Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang like the work of a band who grew up sitting politely happier Elbow or a hipper Snow Patrol. Check it and has techno elements in it’s beat. I can see out for yourselves – they play Gloucester Guildhall next to Steve Lamacq in the early evening when this ripping up dance floors for a little while. on October 9, Mother’s Ruin in Bristol on October they should’ve been shagging John Peel in the Screen Age and Junior Red have provided the 21 and Timepiece in Exeter on November 5. (LW) middle of the night. There’s nothing wrong with dubstep take on this tune. KK, but there’s nothing here that gets the seat of Animal Talent Show my pants wet – and, right now, that’s what I need. Rico Tubbs (www.myspace.com/
I Like it Raw Remixes (Bass=Win)
Rico Tubbs’ tune I Like it Raw has had a proper going over by two big names; Cheshire and the Mightyfools. First up is the nasty dubstep cut by Cheshire, which although quite short, rolling in at 4:40, drives hard from start to end! It’s not the same “wub-wub” the whole way through, with enough variance and change to keep you entertained right up to the last bar. The Mightyfools however have made it a more 4/4 version. She starts cheeky, and the bassline rolls up and down stopping only for a few fills and hoovers! By the time this track reaches 1:30 it’s fully kicked in, with enough additional synths and layers to sink a dancefloor!
Daylight Fireworks (www.mysace.com/ daylightfireworks)
Another festival tip off, this time Bournemouth’s Animal Talent Show at Endorse it in Dorset. Dressed in frocks and wigs, they impressed with Opening with ‘Daylight The Fucking Fireworks’, their energetic Weezer-esque lofi– vocals Stephen a slow-building slab of quintessential post-rock Malkmus would be proud of and pitch perfect in the vein of Explosions In The Sky, Bristol’s guitars, which kept the raw energy without losing Daylight Fireworks new mini-album, ‘Secretly We Hope’, promises great things. Alas, it proves the plot. The band benefits massively from the addition of Dutch Husband guitarist Paul Jordan. to be a non sequitir as the rest of the demo It’s not his strumming which adds the icing to this settles on an all-too familiar indie-rock formula. cake but his mesmerizing drumming. The US has ‘Cold Shoulder’ could be Weezer if it was a lot always been good at pumping out this highlymore streetsmart, while the other four songs fiddle and fidget like Pavement with ants in their charged, yet considered screamo and this could be just what Britain has been waiting for. Some of pants. There are some nice keyboard touches throughout (especially on the breezy ‘You Know ATS’s live tracks were recorded at the Wimborne You Know’) but some more yearning grandeur to Folk Festival but they’d fit in much better at ATP alongside the likes of Pavement and co. (LW) match the opener is sorely needed.
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Words: Laura Williams
Words by Laura Williams After being berated by Pub Landlord Al Murray, I can categorically say I shan’t be turning up late for a comedy gig ever again.
1 - 23 October Newport
GHOSTS IN ARMOUR The Riverfront Centre, Kingsway, NP20 1HG, 01633 656679, www. newport.gov.uk/theriverfront The Ghosts in Armour exhibition shows the artwork produced in Wales and Spain over the last couple of years by 35 artists. ‘Ghosts in Armour’ is a unique multi-disciplinary artistic exploration into the post-industrial landscape of Europe’s Steel Industry. The project unites a diverse group of international artists with the spaces and associated communities of three key industrial regions: - South Wales in the UK - Bilbao in The Basque Country of northern Spain - The Ruhrgebiet region of Germany.
In 2009 Mark Cousins took a mobile children’s cinema to Northern Iraq to the region that suffered chemical attacks under Saddam Hussein’s regime. In the village of Goptapa, he screened a selection of classic international children’s films to local children who were experiencing their first ever taste of cinema. The children were then given video cameras and asked to make their own films telling their own stories. This event is a fundraiser for the Cube’s Haiti Kids Kino Project.
5 – 23 October Bristol
2 October Bridgwater
CHRISTINE BOVILL CELEBRATES EDITH PIAF Bridgwater Arts Centre, 11-13 Castle Street, TA6 3DD, 01278 422700, www. bridgwaterartscentre.co.uk £11 The tragic, non stop merry-go-round that was legendary French singer Edith Piaf’s life was punctuated by the most glorious music. Christine Bovill brings you the songs that tingle down your spine, sung with passion, respect and true artistry.
2 - 4 October Bristol
DICY:ACER:ZIML Centrespace Gallery, Leonard Lane, BS1 1AE www.dicyacerziml. co.uk, £FREE Bristol based graffiti artists from the TCF crew Dicy, Acer and Ziml return to the Centrespace Gallery for a brand new show of work for 2010.
7 October Bristol
THE FIRST MOVIE + Q&A, Cube Microplex, Dove Street South, BS2 8JD, www. cubemicroplex.com, £4
BONNIE AND CLYDE The Brewery Theatre, Raleigh Road, BS3 1TF, 0117 902 0344, www.tobaccofactorytheatre. com, £9 Fairground returns with Bonnie & Clyde, premiering at The Brewery, Tobacco Factory Theatre in the first week of October, and running for three weeks, prior to touring. Crossing the state border in a stolen Ford V-8, with a trunk full of sawn-off shotguns and bootleg whiskey, Bonnie and Clyde have found one last place to hide. Time is ticking… they’re on the run from the law and from reality, but which one will catch them first? Set in the American South, during the age of the Great Depression, the story charts the last few days of the lives of Bonnie and Clyde.
11 October Swansea
SWAN LAKE Grand Theatre, Singleton Street, SA1 3QJ, 01792 475715, www. swansea.gov.uk, £19.90 Rudolph Nureyev Russian State Ballet Academy presents the most famous ballet of all time, Swan Lake. The story of a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer’s curse. The only way for the spell to be broken is the power of eternal love from a man who will be faithful to her; else she is destined to remain a swan forever.
12 - 13 October Bristol
LA TRAVIATA, Tobacco Factory, Raleigh Road, BS3 1TF, www.tobaccofactory. com, £28 In 1853 Verdi confirmed his place as the supreme Italian opera composer with La Traviata, a powerful story of love and honour. La Traviata has been described as one of Verdi’s most delicately scored operas, a work whose clarity and simplicity rivals that of Mozart’s operas.
16 October Bristol
VIRTUAL JUKEBOX, Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, BS1 4QA, 0117 917 2300, www.arnolfini.org.uk £FREE Join mouth to mouth for this free performance as part of Arnolfini’s Autumn dance season. The company make their performance work in cyberspace, utilising domestic web-based technologies as tools for performance. In Virtual Jukebox the members of mouth to mouth are brought together via a live web link to take part in an intimate, durational dance off. A personally dedicated selection of music will be available for the audience to select from, and dance to if you dare.
19 October Cheltenham
JOHN BISHOP Town Hall, Imperial Square, GL50 1QA, 0844 576 2210, www. cheltenhamtownhall.co.uk £SOLD OUT One of the funniest Scoucers ever is heading down the M6 to Gloucestershire as part of his mammoth UK tour. Gaining popularity alongside the likes of David Mitchell, Jimmy Carr and Russell Howard on TV panel shows, including 8 out of 10 cats, Bishop has proven he can hold completely hold his own. The popularity of this tour pays testament to that. He also plays Swindon Oasis on 20 October (also a sell out) before returning to Bristol Colston Hall on 24 November.
19 - 30 October Bristol
PAVEMENT, Alma Tavern, Alma Vale Road, Clifton, BS8 2HY, 0117 973 5171, www.almataverntheatre.co.uk, £9 A play written by Sharon Clarke and directed by Emma Earle, about Ruby and Rash who live in a sprawling, dilapidated house on the north coast of Cornwall. Ruby tries to keep her head above the water by picking cabbages and fixing cars, whilst Rash knows it is only a matter of time before his genius is recognised. Broke, bickering and beleaguered their lives are consumed by the constant shadow of the person who left them many years before. Pavement is a fierce, funny and tender meditation on love, loss and broken engines.
24 October Bath
FAULTY TOWERS DINING EXPERIENCE Komedia, 22-23 Westgate Street, BA1 1EP www.komediabath. ticketsolve.com £37.50 Featuring all the best gags and a great meal, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is a loosely-scripted, pitch-perfect ‘13th episode’ of the TV series Fawlty Towers which develops the characters made famous by John Cleese, Prunella Scales and Andrew Sachs. Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is a site-specific, ‘total immersion’ piece of interactive comedy theatre performed in a restaurant: the audience are the diners and the cast their warring waiters. It provides two hours of face-aching fun as well as a fabulous meal.
25 - 30 October Cardiff
BAYLIT SHOCK OF THE NEW FESTIVAL , Cardiff Bay BayLit Shock of the New biennial literature festival held in Cardiff Bay which features music, spoken word, performance and technology. Watch out for innovation in literature, film, politics, poetry, and other creative places in the contemporary soul. Highlights include acclaimed poetry collective Aisle 16 with theirbizarre poetic travelogue of motorway service stations, and Cymdeithas y Rhyfeddod attempting to define the imagination with their extraordinary multimedia experiment featuring 24 familiar voices from Welsh-language Literature and an evening of Speedy Scripts from young Welsh playwrights.
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like scientist creating a female robot who tries to take over the world. This new cut of the film restores previously unseen footage.
Hot New Releases: John Barker gets his head around this months cinema listings
A Single Man (12A)
1 Oct: Bridgwater Arts Centre,
Cheltenham Film Festival
1-3 Oct: Various, Cheltenham, 0844 576 2210
The first ever Cheltenham Film Festival coincides with Halloween, so we are treated to a restored version of Dracula. Spooky! The festival also features new releases, the highlight being The Messenger starring Ben Foster and Woody Harrelson. This should be a great kick-start to an annual event for film buffs. Bound For Glory (PG) 22 Oct: The Welfare –Swansea, 01639 843163 www.thewelfare.co.uk Dir: Hal Ashby Starring: David Carradine, Ronny Cox and Randy Quaid 1976/US/147 min This film is an excellent biography of Woody Guthrie, one of America’s greatest folk singers. He left his dust-devastated Texas home in the 1930s to find work, and discovered the suffering and strength of America’s working class. A classic film which won 2 Oscars on release and makes a welcome return to the big screen.
Released on DVD/Blu-Ray: 20 September ROBIN HOOD (12A)
Dir: Ridley Scott Starring: Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett and Mark Strong 2010/UK/156 min Ridley Scott’s gritty retelling of the classic English folk tale comes to the small screen as a special directors cut. The title role is taken by Russell Crowe who is in his usual macho mode as he slays any number of the Sheriff of Nottingham’s men. Think Gladiator, but set in the woods. The Blu-Ray features both cuts of the film as well as a whole host of extra features detailing the film’s production.
1 - 7 Oct: The Watershed –
Released: 22 October LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS 3D
Dir: Zack Snyder Starring: Abbie Cornish, Emilie de Ravin, Helen Mirren, Geoffrey Rush and Sam Neill 2010/US/TBC The film’s based on the book series by Kathryn Lasky, about an owl called Soren who’s kidnapped by the evil owls of St Aggie’s, who try to brainwash him into becoming a soldier for them. He and others escape to join the Guardians of Ga’Hoole and fight back against their enemy. The director of the blood curdling 300 now turns his hand to childish fantasy in this exciting looking film.
10 Oct: Arnolfini – Bristol, 0117 9172300 www.arnolfini.org.uk 1 - 3 Oct: Curzon Community Cinema Clevedon, 01275 871 000 www.curzon.org.uk Dir: Fritz Lang Germany Starring: Alfred Abel, Fritz Rasp, Theodoor Loos 1927/Germany/ 145 min This the daddy of all science fiction films, with everything from Star Wars to Blade Runner taking inspiration from this classic silent film. The story is simplicity itself with a Frankenstein www.247magazine.co.uk
The Secret In Their Eyes (18)
4 - 6 Oct: The Riverfront – Newport, 01633 656 757, www.newport.gov.uk Dir: Juan José Campanella Starring: Ricardo Darin, Soledad Villamil, Pablo Rago 2009/ Argentina/ 127 min A very fine mystery-thriller-love story cleverly structured back and forth over 25 years This is a fascinating story full of twists and turns, and the result is that rare beast - a truly satisfying cinema experience. The Social Network (TBC)
Enter The Void (18)
Bristol, 0117 927 5100 www.watershed.co.uk Dir: Gaspar Noé Starring: Nathaniel Brown, Paz De La Huerta 2009/ France/135 m Drug dealer Oscar (Nathaniel Brown) and his stripper sister Linda (Paz De La Huerta) live in Tokyo. The camera assumes Oscar’s point of view until, one day, he is shot and killed in a police raid and the perspective switches to that of his spirit flying high above the Tokyo streets. Mental, spiritual drama, unlike anything you will see this year.
01278 422700, www.bridgwaterartscentre. co.uk Dir: Tom Ford Starring: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore and Nicholas Hoult 2009/ USA/ 101 min Colin Firth is mesmerising in fashion designer Tom Ford’s superb debut film. The film follows a day in the life of George, an openly gay, 58-year-old British exile and professor of literature, whose lover of 15 years has recently died in a car accident. Colin Firth gives the performance of his career in this classy drama
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15 Oct: Reel Cinema Chippenham, 01249 652498, www.reelcinemas.co.uk Dir: David Fincher Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake, Rooney Mara 2010/US/TBC On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and creates a global social network and a revolution in communication, Facebook. It makes him the youngest billionaire in history, but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications. Hopefully you won’t need poking to go and see this one. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (12a)
8 Oct: Empire – Swindon, 0871 4714714 www.empirecinemas.co.uk Dir: Oliver Stone Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Michael Douglas, 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 mission to alert the world to the financial crisis. Director Oliver Stone directs a sequel to his own 80’s classic. magazine | 21
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Well hello readers what can I say about this past month? It has been a bit monumental for me, as not only was it my 28th Birthday but it was also my sister’s wedding on exactly the same day and I was very proud of my sister because the wedding was all really nicely done and not at all tacky like those horrendous gloss dross weddings. I was made master of ceremonies for the occasion, which meant I had to be ultra suited and booted and actually I for once thought I looked quite good! Then it was back into festival mode with Shambala and Offset - two festivals which cater for two completely different groups of people. Shambala had the family feel and approach of pretty much ‘everything goes’ with most of the people spending time in fancy dress and just swilling around not really caring what was going on. Being at Shambala also gave me a chance to finally say hello to Kate Tempest, some of you may or may not know that I have been raving on about Kate Tempest’s beat poetry/rapping and I have had quite a few chances to say hello to her but have generally wimped out because of being too shy. If you do not know what she does then check out her band The Sound of Rum. I must admit to being a bit of a performance poet myself and so I decided to throw myself into the Poetry Slam event and did much better then could have been expected, you see I have never entered into a poetry slam event before and I have a terrible memory for what I have written, so I quite often have to improvise. I somehow managed to finish off joint runner up and score nine points more than all of the other competitors just by improvising (54/60 in total). It was also great seeing Bristol bands like Zun Zun Egui and the Big Naturals play in the middle of a field. Though it did cause my brain to wreck havoc with hallucinations, as much as I love both bands there is something in their sound which triggers off deranged visions in my head. Offset on the other hand was full of self-conscious South East London scenesters who seemed pretty much consumed by their own image - thinking how supposedly ‘out there’ they were and thinking that by stuffing flowers in their hair they could look pretty and twee. (see www.247magazine.co.uk for the Hackney Hipster Hate story to give you a better idea). Thank goodness for some of the more ‘in your face’ bands, such as fierce political battle cries of German Digital hardcore band Atari Teenage Riot who pretty much destroyed the PA system on the closing night and those friendly hairy bug-eyed Israeli loons Monotonix who provided some real highlights with their usual ‘let’s play in the audience wearing nothing but our underpants’ high jinks. During the week in between the festivals, I managed to fit in a disabled dance project in Salisbury and got filmed for a project called Box which was done by an Australian arts group called Back to Back. I also got interviewed for a short documentary for Film Four about live music fans. It was kind of weird being sat in my kitchen whilst having a camera probed into my face as I rattled off countless stories of situations I managed to get myself in because of the musical sounds going off! There are many things I am looking forward to this month, like my own hip hop group Non Compus Mentus are supporting Dels at Start The Bus, who themselves are supporting MR Doom on tour. Other music highlights include Islet, Againts Me and Fucked Up, Chrome Hoof, Carny Ville, No Age, Black Angels, KRS1, Melt Banana, Warpaint and Yann Tiersen amongst many others!!!
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THE BLACK SWAN EFFECT, Mr Wolfs, 33 St. Stephens Street, BS1 1JX, £3-£3.50 ANDREW JACKSON JIHAD, The Croft Bar, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, 8pm, £3. + Kepi Ghoulie. VENTFLOW, The Croft Main Room, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, £4. With support from Atrium Riot, Hate Mechanism, A Plague of Deception, Fresh Milk and Malicious Intent. KILLINGMOON, No 51, 51 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QP. RocknRoll, Garage rock and Groovy Soul.
3.30pm, £6/£8. With Taint / Shaped By Fate / The Death of Her Money / Sigiriya / Zonderhoof/ Ruffstylz/ Ralph Rip S**t. TUBELORD, Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor Place, Cardiff Bay, CF10 3BY, 7.30pm, £5adv/£6otd. Raw, punk, pop, rock. With support from Tall Ships and The Muscle Club.
BLANKDOGS, The Louisiana, Wapping Road, Bathurst Terrace, BS1 6UA, £9. THE TWILIGHT SESSIONS, No 51, 51 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QP. An evening of acoustic music hosted by Ruth Royall. Each week showcasing a different artist from Bristol’s growing depth of talent. SONGSMITH, Mr Wolfs, 33 St. Stephens Street, BS1 1JX, £free. A selection of bands playing a variety of folk and acoustic. With-Erin Vice/Mike Newsham//CPS. LATER-Dj Alfie THE UNION, Clwb Ifor Bach, 11 Womanby Street, CF10 1BR, 9:47am, £10/£12. Formed by Luke Morley, formerly the guitarist for legendary UK rock band Thunder and ex Winterville vocalist/guitarist Peter Shoulder. WILDER, The Thekla, The Grove, East Mud Dock, BS1 4RB, 7pm, £5.
LAUGHING IN THE FACE OF, The Croft Main Room, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, £2. With support from Cassette Culture and Dirty Break. LUNARIANS, No 51, 51 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QP. With Jamileh Lee and Electric Alice. Plus- Beaucoup Visuals making strange and alarming pictures on the wall THE OTHER TRIBE, Mr Wolfs, 33 St. Stephens Street, BS1 1JX, £3.£3.50. Brit-Electro music that is exciting, energetic and dance-inducing. THE Cardiff FLEECE LAUNCH NIGHT, The Fleece, 12 St. Thomas Street, BS1 FRANKIE AND THE HEARTSTRINGS, Clwb Ifor Bach, 6JJ, £10. With The Blue Aeroplanes. 11 Womanby Street, CF10 1BR, Cardiff 7:30pm, £7.50/£10. Plus Summer TOP SHELF JAZZ, The Globe, Camp and The Neat. 125 Albany Road, Roath, CF24 UKULELE NIGHT, Gwdihw Café 3NS, 7.30pm, £5otd. Prohibition jazz. Bar, Guildford Crescent, CF10 Fine purveyors of filthy swing. Plus Rowan 2HJ, 7pm, £free. Come along and just and Nada. listen, or join in. All levels are welcome PETE LAWRIE, Buffalo Bar, 11 and spare ukes are available for those who Windsor Place, Cardiff Bay, CF10 want to try them out. 3BY, 7pm-10pm, £7.50adv. With his rough-hewn vocals he is an electric live Tue.05 prospect and certainly one to watch.
RUSSIAN RECORDS, Mr Wolfs, 33 St. Stephens Street, BS1 1JX, £free. Russian Records present their monthly update from the frontline of future dub and fuzz. THE SKINTS, The Croft Main Room, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, £6. With support from Anti Vigilante and Gecko. ISLET, The Louisiana, Wapping Road, Bathurst Terrace, BS1 6UA, 7.30pm, £6. One of the most lively and energetic bands to play this years Dot To Dot Festival went down a storm on the Thekla’s top deck. HELLO LAZARUS, The Croft Bar, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, 8pm, £3. + New Zero Kanada JUNIP, The Thekla, The Grove, East Mud Dock, BS1 4RB, 7.30pm, £8.50. The songs are often dynamic, melodic and shadowy, with a remarkable sonic approach that is simultaneously intimate and atmospheric. KANO, Metropolis, 135 Cheltenham Road, BS6 5RR, 7.30pm, £12.
OXJAM 2010, Clwb Ifor Bach, 11 Womanby Street, CF10 1BR,
SURFACE UNSIGNED WINNERS TOUR, The Fleece, 12 St. Thomas Street, BS1 6JJ. GET CAPE WEAR CAPE FLY, +Tellison ,The Thekla, The Grove, East Mud Dock, BS1 4RB, 6.30pm-10pm, £12adv. THE SCOUT KILLERS, The Croft Bar, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, 8pm, £3. + The Penoir Kings + Natural Tendency. STORM OF LIGHT, The Croft Main Room, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, £7. With support from Merrick, Sons Of The Sand and Hostile Theory. LISBEE STAINTON, The Louisiana, Wapping Road, Bathurst Terrace, BS1 6UA, 7.30pm, £7.
NYTH, Gwdihw Café Bar, Guildford Crescent, CF10 2HJ, 8pm, £free. A regular night of live music with amazing acoustic and experimental sets, great DJ’ing by some of the best artists from Wales and beyond. WE ARE THE OCEAN, Clwb Ifor Bach, 11 Womanby Street, CF10 1BR, 7:30pm, £7.50/£8.50. We Are the Ocean are a 5 piece post-hardcore band
BOX MUSIC, No 51, 51 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QP. This regular monthly Friday night at 51 will feature the best of Bristol Bristol’s quirky, upbeat bands. HEATHER ROSE, The Big Chill BIG JOAN, The Croft Main Room, Bar, 15 Small Street, BS1 1DE, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, £free. One of the best acts the Bristol £5. With support from Bravo Brave Bats, Institute of Modern Music has to offer, Tessellators and Trelawney. moody, passionate and endearing with YUCK, Cooler Music Venue, 48 influences from Nina Simone to Kate Bush. Park Street, BS1 5JG, 7.30pm, OPEN MIC NIGHT, Mr Wolfs, 33 £6adv. With Fanzine. St. Stephens Street, BS1 1JX, BARRIO KINGDOM, Mr Wolfs, £free with 2-4-1 Noodles! Weekly night 33 St. Stephens Street, BS1 of mellow music from anyone of any level 1JX, £3-£3.50. Essential Bristol sound on any instrument. A free bottle of beer originates in DnB, dub, dance hall and to anyone who will step up to perform! grime rock. With support from The Syte LATER-Dj Alfie. and The Sound. WIRES, The Croft Main Room, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, Cardiff YOSO, The Globe, 125 Albany £4. With support from Ataraxis Vibration Road, Roath, CF24 3NS, 7.30pm, and Fair Weather Fiends. £18adv/£21otd. Original members of LIVE MUSIC, No 51, 51 Stokes YES & TOTO. Croft, BS1 3QP. Acoustic, folk style, SIERRA ALPHA, Clwb Ifor Bach, live musicians. 11 Womanby Street, CF10 1BR, MICHAEL WESTON KING, 7:30pm, £5. The Louisiana, Wapping Road, Bathurst Terrace, BS1 6UA, 8pm, EMERGE NME RADAR TOUR, The Millennium Music Hall, £8adv. Michael Weston King is widely Millennium Plaza, Wood Street, acknowledged as one of Britain’s finest CF10 1LA, £9.50adv. With The Joy singer songwriters. Formidable, Chapel Club, Flats and Wilder. THE END EFFECT, The Croft Bar, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 Sat.09 3RW, 8pm, £3. Supported by The Nynes, Midnight Pharmacy & No Time For Bristol Sightseeing. A-OK, No 51, 51 Stokes Croft, 3QP. Expect live graffiti from Thu.07 BS1 Bristol’s best painters, live music from Bristol’s finest DJs. Bristol THE XCERTS, The Fleece, 12 St. OPEN MIC, No 51, 51 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QP. Hosted by Lady Nade. Thomas Street, BS1 6JJ, £6. THE SLOW DOWN, Mr Wolfs, 33 Performers get a free drink! St. Stephens Street, BS1 1JX, JOSIE AND THE LOVECATS, £3-£3.50. Playing a mix of cool originals Mother’s Ruin, 7-9 St. Nicholas and upbeat covers, blending soul, pop and Street, BS1 1UE. indie influences. HOLY STAIN, The Croft Main THE XCERTS, The Fleece, 12 St. Room, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, £4. With support from Dead Thomas Street, BS1 6JJ, 8pm1am, £6adv. Guru, Phantom Quartet and Ten Days BRAINLOVE RECORDS ON In Vegas. TOUR, The Attic Bar, 1-9 Stokes EXIT CALM, The Fleece, 12 St. Croft, BS13PR, £5. With Matt Riviere, Thomas Street, BS1 6JJ, £7.50. Nepoleon IIrd, Pagen Wanderer Lu and STUDIO ARCADE, Cooler Music Stairs To Korea. Venue, 48 Park Street, BS1 5JG, Cardiff 8.30pm, £5/£4NUS. OXJAM CHARITY EVENT, The MARK CHADWICK (THE Croft Bar, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, LEVELLERS), The Globe, 125 BS1 3RW, 8pm, £3. Karnataka, Katey Albany Road, Roath, CF24 3NS, Brooks and The Haiku. 7.30pm. Levellers frontman on an intimate solo tour. Cardiff MAYBESHEWILL, Buffalo Bar, 11 PAMA INTERNATIONAL meets Windsor Place, Cardiff Bay, CF10 MAD PROFESSOR, The Globe, 3BY, 7pm-10pm, £6/£5NUS. DIY 125 Albany Road, Roath, CF24 band from Leicester. 3NS, 7.30pm. £14adv/£16otd. DEFINITELY MIGHTBE, Clwb Ifor An unrivaled sonic assault of dub Bach, 11 Womanby Street, CF10 transcending the generations. 1BR, 7pm, £7/£9. Europe’s No.1 Oasis THE JAZZ REVHŴ, Gwdihw Café Tribute vs Adored (Definitive Tribute To The Bar, Guildford Crescent, CF10 Stone Roses). 2HJ, 8pm, £2. Five Go Swing are renowned for thrilling Sun.10 audiences with their irresistible mix of searing melodies and driving rhythms. Bristol UNITED NATIONS, Clwb Ifor THE TWILIGHT SAD, The Fleece, Bach, 11 Womanby Street, CF10 12 St. Thomas Street, BS1 6JJ, 1BR, 8pm, £free. Presented by BBC 8pm, £9. The Twilight Sad is: Andy Radio 1 Introducing. MacFarlane (guitars)/ James Graham THE ATTIKA STATE, Buffalo Bar, (vocals)/ Mark Devine (drums). myspace. 11 Windsor Place, Cardiff Bay, com/thetwilightsad. CF10 3BY, 7.30pm-10.30pm, £5. 5-piece musical concoction whose origins SKALDIC CURSE, The Croft Main Room, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, span oceans. BS1 3RW, £5.
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LIVE 11 Windsor Place, Cardiff Bay, CF10 3BY, 2pm-6pm, £free. Local magazine Miniature Music Press return once again to curate and host a fantastic afternoon of free live music outside in our garden. FEVER FEVER, Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor Place, Cardiff Bay, CF10 3BY, 7.30pm, £3. 3-piece band from Norwich who play loud songs that are brattish, sleazy and will make you dance! CURVED AIR, The Globe, 125 Albany Road, Roath, CF24 3NS, 7.30pm, £15adv/£18otd. Featuring original members. GET CAPE WEAR CAPE FLY, Clwb Ifor Bach, 11 Womanby Street, CF10 1BR, 7:30pm, £12. Plus Tellison.
SONGSMITH, Mr Wolfs, 33 St. Stephens Street, BS1 1JX, £free. A selection of bands playing a variety of folk and acoustic. With-Tony Haven/Paul Garry. LATER-Dj Sho’Nuff. RUM SHEBEEN, The Croft Main Room, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, £6. THE TWILIGHT SESSIONS, No 51, 51 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QP. An evening of acoustic music hosted by Ruth Royall. KASSIDY, Cooler Music Venue, 48 Park Street, BS1 5JG, 7.30pm, £7adv. RVIVR, The Croft Bar, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, 8pm, £5. + Ok Pilot + Caves.
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DRAG THE RIVER, The Croft Bar, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, 8pm, £6.50. + Austin Lucas + Cory Branan. LIVE MUSIC, No 51, 51 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QP. New regular night featuring acoustic, folk style and live musicians OPEN MIC NIGHT, Mr Wolfs, 33 St. Stephens Street, BS1 1JX, £free with 2-4-1 Noodles! Weekly night of mellow music from anyone of any level on any instrument.
FOCUS, The Globe, 125 Albany Road, Roath, CF24 3NS, 7.30pm, £15adv/£18otd. Dutch progrock legends. FIRE SEASON, Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor Place, Cardiff Bay, CF10 3BY, 8pm, £4/£3NUS. New post-hardcore rock outfit from Cardiff. ATTACK ATTACK! Clwb Ifor Bach, 11 Womanby Street, CF10 1BR, 7:30pm, £8/£9. Plus support.
OLE VYBZ! No 51, 51 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QP. A regular Spanish party night with music, Tapas & Sangria. THE HIT UP’S LAUNCH PARTY, The Croft Main Room, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, £free. With support from The Fuck Buddies and Barrymore’s Pool Party. BARRYMORE’S HIT UP POOL PARTY EXTRAVAGANZA OF FUNTIMES, The Croft Bar, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, 8pm, £3. MISS CECILY, Mr Wolfs, 33 St. Stephens Street, BS1 1JX, £3£3.50. Singer/songwriter with a colourful tale to tell.
JUGGANOTE, Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor Place, Cardiff Bay, CF10 3BY, 7.30pm-10pm, £3 DUB PISTOLS, The Globe, 125 Rhyl Albany Road, Roath, CF24 3NS, SHAKIN’ STEVENS, Rhyl Pavilion, 7.30pm, £12adv/£14otd. The Promenade, LL18 3AQ, WALTRAPAS, Gwdihw Café Bar, 7.30pm. Part of the 30th anniversary Guildford Crescent, CF10 2HJ, tour. 8pm, £2. Swinging in three-quarters between flamboyant flamenco blues Thu.14 and funky.
WINO, The Croft Main Room, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, £8. With support from Darsombra and Conny Ochs. Cardiff OZRIC TENTACLES, The Fleece, MICE PARADE, 10 Feet Tall, 11a-12 Church Street, CF10 1BG, 12 St. Thomas Street, BS1 6JJ, 7.30pm, £5. Showing a boldly inventive £15. CLEVERHEAD, Mr Wolfs, 33 take on post-rock/electronica. Plus Silje St. Stephens Street, BS1 1JX, Nes, H. Hawkline and Jon Fazal. £3. Regular lively night of exciting and THE LIGHT DIVIDED, Clwb Ifor innovative bands. Bach, 11 Womanby Street, CF10 OFF BEAT YOUR SOUL, No 51, 1BR, 7.30pm, £5. 51 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QP. Eclectic LIBERTY TOUR, Gwdihw Café mix of live local acoustic acts. Bar, Guildford Crescent, CF10 ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE, Bristol 2HJ, 8pm, £free. Singer songwriter Glasgow’s Jono, Isle of Wight’s wordsmith Bierkeller, All Saints’ Street, BS1 2LZ, 7:30pm, £11adv. Gareth Icke and Ayrshire’s finger-picking LOCAL BANDS, Cooler Music nylon-strung genius Alan Frew. Venue, 48 Park Street, BS1 5JG, £5/£4NUS. Tue.12 8.30pm, BATS ABOUT BATS EP LAUNCH, The Croft Bar, 117 - 119 Stokes Bristol GLENN HUGHES, The Fleece, 12 Croft, BS1 3RW, 8pm, £3. MARK CHADWICK, Colston Hall, St. Thomas Street, BS1 6JJ, £20. Colston Street, BS1 5AR, 7.30pm, UFOMAMMUT, The Croft Main £17adv. The Levellers front man will be Room, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, joined by band members will include Sean BS1 3RW, £8. With support from The Lakeman, Ben Nichols (Dennis Hopper’s Big Naturals, Primative Graven Image, Choppers) and Toby May (Clearlake). Ghast and Throes. Support: Dan Donnelly. DINOSAUR PILE-UP, Cooler Music Venue, 48 Park Street, BS1 Cardiff 5JG, 7pm, £7adv. With Turbowolf. D.E.R. COLLECTIVE - XPRESS SINDRE BJERGA, The Croft RADIO NIGHT, Buffalo Bar, 11 Bar, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 Windsor Place, Cardiff Bay, 3RW, 8pm, £3. + Anders Gjerde + CF10 3BY, 7.30pm, £tbc. 11-piece Andrew Perry. experimental Hip Hop act D.E.R. Collective which includes a live brass section, Cardiff strings, harp and more - not to be missed! STRAIGHT LINES, Clwb Ifor & supports Bach, 11 Womanby Street, CF10 STEVE MASON (Ex BETA BAND), 1BR, 7pm, £5/£6. Supported by The Globe, 125 Albany Road, Reaper In Sicily and Goodtime Boys. WONDERBRASS, Buffalo Bar, 11 Roath, CF24 3NS, 7.30pm, Windsor Place, Cardiff Bay, CF10 £12adv/£15otd. MY PASSION, Clwb Ifor Bach, 3BY, 8pm, £4/£3NUS. The biggest, 11 Womanby Street, CF10 1BR, boldest, funkiest jazz band in Wales! 7:30pm, £8/£10. Four young men with
a fearless, rebellious intention, DIY ethics and a genre-smashing electronic induced metallic punk sound.
ELIZA DOOLITTLE, The Thekla, The Grove, East Mud Dock, BS1 4RB, 7pm-10pm, £10adv. HOUND, The Croft Main Room, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, £2. BRING DOWN THE HOUSE, The Fleece, 12 St. Thomas Street, BS1 6JJ, £7. BERT MILLER & GUESTS, No 51, 51 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QP. Their songs are by turn eccentrically happy and darkly funny and are largely about Bert’s unadulterated love for animals. Plus guest acts. IF NOT TODAY, The Croft Bar, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, 8pm, £3. + Subclass. WILD PALMS, Start the Bus, 7-9 Baldwin Street, BS1 1RU. 10pm3am. £3adv. A gloriously timeless collision of post-punk rhythmic jerks, cut and thrust guitars and Lou Hill’s powerful yet tremulous lilt.
YR ODS, Clwb Ifor Bach, 11 Womanby Street, CF10 1BR, 8pm, £6. + 2 TALKING ENDLESSLY, Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor Place, Cardiff Bay, CF10 3BY, 7.30pm-10pm, £3. 5-piece alternative rock band from Camberley, heavily influenced by the alt sounds of Smashing Pumpkins, People In Planes and Oceansize. With The Undivided.
SLIENTMOB (EP LAUNCH), The Croft Bar, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, 8pm, £3. + In Your Honour + Archimedes.
AC4, The Croft Main Room, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, £5. With support from The Computers and A Thousand Arrows.
THE MIDNIGHT BEAST, Clwb Ifor Bach, 11 Womanby Street, CF10 1BR, 7:30pm, £7/£9. + more tbc. LMS ACOUSTIC ATTIC, 10 Feet Tall, 11a-12 Church Street, CF10 1BG, 7.30pm, £tbc. Three Pairs of Shoes, Leigh Mary Stokes and more. OXJAM ALL DAY FUNDRAISER, Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor Place, Cardiff Bay, CF10 3BY, 6pm, £3adv. Early start mini-alldayer featuring some fantastic psychedelic 60s influenced bands.
THE ARTERIES, The Croft Main Room, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, £5. With support from The Cut Ups, The Plague Mass and Crocus. THE TWILIGHT SESSIONS, No 51, 51 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QP. An evening of acoustic music hosted by Ruth Royall. Each week showcasing a different artist from Bristol’s growing depth of talent.
BAREFOOT DANCE OF THE SEA, 10 Feet Tall, 11a-12 Church Street, CF10 1BG, 8pm, £3/£2NUS. A night of gentle folk, acoustic guitars, sea shanties and beautiful 3-part harmonies. Support from Eugene Capper and Jo Whitby.
HELLO MEXICO, The Fleece, 12 St. Thomas Street, BS1 6JJ, £4. DUSTY CUT, The Croft Main Room, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, £5. With support from Actual Air and Amy Martin.
THEKIDISFIREWORKS, Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor Place, Cardiff Bay, CF10 3BY, 8pm, £4/£3NUS. Highly charged 4-piece rock’n’roll outfit influenced by bands such as Alexisonfire, Saves The Day and Million Dead. With support from Oui Messy.
BLACKWOLF, The Croft Bar, 117 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, 8pm, £3. + Dead Ferret Society + Nuclear Invasion. LIVE MUSIC, No 51, 51 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QP. New regular night featuring acoustic, folk style, live musicians- an uplifting and chilled evening to revive the soul mid week. Featuring -Insomniac Jack/Lonely Tourist. THE BOXER REBELLION, The Fleece, 12 St. Thomas Street, BS1 6JJ, £9.
OUI MESSY, Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor Place, Cardiff Bay, CF10 3BY. / Zephyr / Thekidsfireworks. TWENTY TWENTY, Clwb Ifor Bach, 11 Womanby Street, CF10 1BR, 6pm, £9.50/£10.50. Twenty Twenty are a 3 piece pop/rock band.
Supported by Future Boy (feat James Music Venue, 48 Park Street, BS1 Bourne ex Busted/Son of Dork / Octane OK 5JG, 7pm, £6adv. / Ten Second Epic. CHROME HOOF, The Fleece, 12 St. Thomas Street, BS1 6JJ, £8.
SHADOW LAW, The Croft Main Room, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, £5. ARCHIMEDES, Cooler Music Venue, 48 Park Street, BS1 5JG, 8pm, £5/£4NUS. With Napoleon in Rags + The Pioneers. THE V0ID, The Fleece, 12 St. Thomas Street, BS1 6JJ, £4. OPEN TALES, No 51, 51 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QP. The finest Folk and Tales with live guest acts playing intimate folk flecked tunes woven with stories. FIGHTING FICTION, The Croft Bar, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, 8pm, £3. + Our Time Down Here + Social Flatline.
SWN FESTIVAL, Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor Place, Cardiff Bay, CF10 3BY. WALTER TROUT, The Globe, 125 Albany Road, Roath, CF24 3NS, 7.30pm, £16adv/£19OTD. American blues guitarist. SWN FESTIVAL 2010, Clwb Ifor Bach, 11 Womanby Street, CF10 1BR, 7pm. Domino Records and Big Scary Monsters present Clinic, Sweet Baboo, The Threatmantics and Spectrals.
BLACK CARROT, The Croft Main Room, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, £7. With support from Baby Dee, Monarch, Fuzz Against Junk, Colony Club DJs and Dagger Bros DJ Set. CLEVERHEAD, No 51, 51 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QP. Cleverhead bring their lively & eclectic mix of live music acts to No 51. FOREVER NEVER, The Fleece, 12 St. Thomas Street, BS1 6JJ, £7.
SWN FESTIVAL, Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor Place, Cardiff Bay, CF10 3BY. BRYN FON A’R BAND + AL LEWIS, The Globe, 125 Albany Road, Roath, CF24 3NS, 7.30pm, £10adv. Legendary Welsh Language Singer playing as part of SWN Festival 2010 SWN FESTIVAL 2010, Clwb Ifor Bach, 11 Womanby Street, CF10 1BR, 7pm. With The Ex, Truckers Of Husk, Brandyman, Fiction, We Are Animal, O Children and BBC 1 Xtra Presents Ras Kwame. THE WITCHES DRUM, Gwdihw Café Bar, Guildford Crescent, CF10 2HJ, 8pm, £2. Barbarian grooves and hairy acid-funk visions and projectile psychedelia all in a nugget of cosmic rock n roll is what they have in store for you.
THE EX, The Croft Main Room, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, £7. With support from Zun Zun Egui. YOUNG REBEL SET, Cooler
PAUL HEATON, The Globe, 125 Albany Road, Roath, CF24 3NS, 7.30pm, £15adv. The Beautiful South and Housemartins founder and frontman on a solo date as part of SWN Festival 2010. SWN FESTIVAL 2010, Clwb Ifor Bach, 11 Womanby Street, CF10 1BR, 7pm. With Magic Kids, The School, Racehorses and Vinyl Vendettas. SWN FESTIVAL ALLDAYER, Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor Place, Cardiff Bay, CF10 3BY.
FLESHROT, The Croft Main Room, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, £5. OXJAM, Cooler Music Venue, 48 Park Street, BS1 5JG, 7.30pm, £tbc. IMICUS, The Fleece, 12 St. Thomas Street, BS1 6JJ, £5.
AGAINST ME! Cardiff University Students’ Union, Park Place, CF10 3QN, 7pm, £12.50adv. Plus special guests Fucked Up, Japanese Voyeurs and Crazy Arm. BRITISH SEA POWER, The Globe, 125 Albany Road, Roath, CF24 3NS, 7.30pm, £12.50adv. FAR OUT, Gwdihw Café Bar, Guildford Crescent, CF10 2HJ, 8pm, £free. Funk, Soul, Jazz, Hip Hop and world music is the order of the day.
CATHERINE FEENY, The Fleece, 12 St. Thomas Street, BS1 6JJ, £10. LOST LAIKA, The Croft Bar, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, 8pm, £3. With joint headliners Plainfeild Cemetery. THE TWILIGHT SESSIONS, No 51, 51 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QP. An evening of acoustic music hosted by Ruth Royall. Each week showcasing a different artist from Bristol’s growing depth of talent. ZENI GEVA, The Croft Main Room, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, £8. With support from Ruins and ANTA.
Bands Playing Live. THE MYSTO JUNIOR, The Croft Main Room, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, £5. With support from The End Effect and Static.
FENECH-SOLAR, Clwb Ifor Bach, 11 Womanby Street, CF10 1BR, 7pm, £6.50/£7.50. Fenech-Soler are ready to take over your mind, turn the dial up on your radio, and beam the light of the sun to the dancefloor. Pop is this. MYM CHARITY NIGHT, Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor Place, Cardiff Bay, CF10 3BY.
MEMPHIS MAY FIRE, The Croft Main Room, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, £9. With support from Broadway (USA), Evita and The Elija. WARPAINT, Cooler Music Venue, 48 Park Street, BS1 5JG, 7.30pm, £8adv. 80s MATCHBOX B-LINE DISASTER, The Fleece, 12 St. Thomas Street, BS1 6JJ, £9. LIVE MUSIC, No 51, 51 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QP. New regular night featuring acoustic, folk style, live musicians FLYING LOTUS, The Trinity Centre, Trinity Road, BS2 0NW, 7pm, £13.50. Supported by Jamie XX. HOLD TO THIS, The Croft Bar, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, 8pm, £3. + No guts no glory + hope of the hated + Escape From Alcatraz
KID CANAVERAL, Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor Place, Cardiff Bay, CF10 3BY, 8pm, £5adv/£6otd. With support from 6 Day Riot, Cat Mouse Cat and Ellie Makes Music.
ROXY’S WARDROBE, The Croft Main Room, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, £3. With support from VTKTM, In Your Honour , The Evil Beat , Camera Culture and Nick Baker. LAST RIGHTS, Cooler Music Venue, 48 Park Street, BS1 5JG, 8pm, £5/£4NUS. With Local Bands Playing Live. SICK OF IT ALL, The Fleece, 12 St. Thomas Street, BS1 6JJ, £15.
ZOO POP, Gwdihw Café Bar, Guildford Crescent, CF10 2HJ, 8pm, £3. New monthly acoustic folk Cardiff rock night. KILL CASSIDY, Buffalo Bar, 11 THE MIGHTY DIAMONDS, Windsor Place, Cardiff Bay, CF10 The Globe, 125 Albany Road, 3BY, 8pm, £4/£3NUS. “..fantastically Roath, CF24 3NS, 7.30pm, energetic and engaging.. obviously capable £15adv/£18otd. Original Roots Reggae of some great things..” - 247 Magazine. from Jamaica. With I Am Hope, The Alpha Theory and FAMINE, Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor Solace Awaits. Place, Cardiff Bay, CF10 3BY, BENNI HEMM HEMM, 10 Feet 7.30pm-10.30pm, £4/£3NUS. Tall, 11a-12 Church Street, CF10 Modern Hardcore taking their inspiration 1BG, 8pm, £5/£6otd. His music is an from the melodic side of the genre like energetic feel-good take on folk, MLIW, Have Heart and Lifelong Tragedy. With Crossbreaker and Wardogs.
SUNSHINE GETAWAY, Cooler Music Venue, 48 Park Street, BS1 5JG, 8pm, £5/£4NUS. With Local
THE DUKE & THE KING, The Fleece, 12 St. Thomas Street, BS1
6JJ, £12.50. LAID BLAK, The Croft Main Room, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, £6. With support from Ed Sheeran, Barriokingdom, Harry North, Alonestar , Bunjy & Peng Kid Kamaya and Sky Lion.
NEARLY DAN, The Globe, 125 Albany Road, Roath, CF24 3NS, 7.30pm, £14adv. Tribute to Steely Dan. EXIT_INTERNATIONAL, Clwb Ifor Bach, 11 Womanby Street, CF10 1BR, 7pm, £5/£6. A night of Halloween madness, as Exit_International is joined on stage by Accident Music and All The Damn Vampires. ROXY RAWSON, Gwdihw Café Bar, Guildford Crescent, CF10 2HJ, 8pm, £2. Rawson will bewitch you with her unique blend of impish violin vocals, tongue-twisting, head-turning lyrics and playful stage presence.
EGYPTIAN HIP HOP, Cooler Music Venue, 48 Park Street, BS1 5JG, 7.30pm, £6.50adv. GIMME SHELTER! - THE MOLES, The Fleece, 12 St. Thomas Street, BS1 6JJ, £5. SUBSOURCE, The Croft Main Room, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, £6. With support from Deathyboy, Psalms, Abnormality , Fouls, Breakwhore and Neverlution DJs.
POLLY MACKEY AND THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLE, Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor Place, Cardiff Bay, CF10 3BY. NATURAL SELF, Gwdihw Café Bar, Guildford Crescent, CF10 2HJ, 8pm, £3. Heavy funk meets twisted hip hop production in this journey into experimental electronic and tropical sound. POLLY MACKEY & THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLE, Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor Place, Cardiff Bay, CF10 3BY, 7.30pm-10.30pm, £4. With support from Denuo.
A TAKE OF TWO CITIES, The Croft Bar, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, 8pm, £3. RANDOM HAND, The Fleece, 12 St. Thomas Street, BS1 6JJ, £7. BURNING SKIES, The Croft Main Room, 117 - 119 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RW, £3.
BUFFALO / LOOSE HALLOWEEN PARTY! Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor Place, Cardiff Bay, CF10 3BY, 6pm, £5 adv/£6otd. Mini-alldayer Halloween chaos curated by Loose and featuring appropriately spooky and slightly rackety but brilliant bands. BLUES ROCK CLUB, The Globe, 125 Albany Road, Roath, CF24 3NS, £4. This second event is hosted by MojoJim & the Muddy Wulfs , no 1 in the local Reverbnation Blues chart. Mojojim will be joined onstage by some of the best local blues, blues rock artists in South Wales.
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South Parade. 10pm-2am. £5 all night £4 Student I.D/Flyer £3/£3.50 Guest List. DJ Mister Bibby & Guest will play Funk,Soul,90’s,Cheese,Motown,Britpop,Ibiza Classics, Oldskool, HipHop and Charts.
A BRONX TALE. Mbargo. The Triangle, Clifton, £free, 8pm – 2am. MONDAY’S STUDENT NIGHT. £free. Benny Kane smashes it up with a Back To Mine. 7 Bladud Buildings. solid mix of Hip-Hop, R’n’B and ending with The Paragon. £free. DJ Asian Hawk Dubstep & Drum & Bass! Bristol turntable wiz kid mixing Funk, Soul, R’n’B, Hip OLD SKOOL. Elbow Room. 64 Park STUDENT NIGHT. Lizard Lounge. Hop, Jazz, D’n’B, Reggae & more. 66 Queens Road, 9pm – late. St. until 2am. £free. Old Skool. MARVELLOUS MONDAYS. Party Classics and Dance. DJ’s Milky & KANDI TUESDAYS. Joe Publics. ClubXL. Walcott St. £1 B4 11.30pm 3 Queens Avenue. Clifton. £5/£4. Anthony Li. with flyer/ £2 B4 9.30pm/ £3 B4 10pm – Late. Commercial, R’n’B, hip-hop, UP THE RACKET. Elbow Room. 64 10.30pm. Student night with resident DJ Park St. £Free till 2am. Indie, Alternative funky house. Mister Bibby + guest DJ’s. and 80’s. THE REAL DEAL. Mbargo. The MY MY MY. Second Bridge. 10 Triangle. 8pm – 2am. £free. Kevin Real KITSCH. The Bunker, 78 Queens Manvers St. Bath’s premier student with Road, Clifton Triangle. Bristol’s best Deal mixes up a selection of R’n’B, hip-hop, great drinks deals all night and great music! DJ’s playing Chart, House and Kitsch chart and old skool classics! FLAUNT. Celsius Ice Bar and Club. STUDENT NIGHT. Lizard Lounge. classics and house. 1-3 South Parade. 10pm- 3am. £3 66 Queens Road. 9pm – late. Classics Cardiff B4 10:30pm/£4 after. Bath’s premier and Dance. DJ’s Milky & Anthony Li. SHOTGUN RULES. Revolution. student night in Bath’s premier venue. THE MASH UP. The Bunker, 78 9-11 Castle St. 9pm-2am. £2 B4 Student cards required. Queens Road, Clifton Triangle. 10.30pm/£3 B4 12pm/£4 after. Fancy DIVERSION. The Weir Lounge. St £4/£3 guestlist b4 11.30pm/£3 with a night of VIP treatment? Saviours Road. Two house DJs playing VIP Bristol card. WOO WOO WEDNESDAYS. Glam. Popular Dance on one end and Indie Rock on 5th. PROJECT 13. Mr Wolfs. 33 St. 2 Greyfriars Road. 10pm-3am. £free the other. Something for everyone! with flyer. 2-4-1 on all Woo Woo’s! With Stephens St. £3. Monthly Hip Hop night Bristol Ian Davies playing all your chart and dance with a lick of Dubstep and DnB, Party Tunes GORILLA AUDIO. The Thekla, The floor anthems. & Turntablism. Grove. 10pm – 3am. Playing Hip Pop, BLENDER. Buffalo Bar. 11 Windsor 12thTHE BITCH’S BOLLOCKS. Filthy Electro, Party & Dubstep. Place. 8pm-4am. £varies/ £free Mr Wolfs. 33 St. Stephens St. B.E.D. The Bunker, 78 Queens downstairs. A blended-up clash of pop £4with/ £5without NUS. Road, Clifton Triangle. 10pm-3am. culture, fashion, music, bands and truely Lesbian night. Old Skool, Hip Hop/ Indie/ Commercial, classy and sexy finely blended unique parties! Electro. with cool, edgy and underground over three LISTEN UP! Clwb Ifor Bach. 11 Cardiff rooms with an elegant outdoor space. Womanby Street. CF10 1BR. BUFFALO LIVE . Buffalo Bar. 11 MONDAY CLUB. The Lanes. 32 9.30pm – 3am. £3. Top Floor: Indie, Nelson St. 3pm-12pm. £7. With drinks Windsor Place. 8pm-4am. £varies/ electro, pop. Middle: Special Guests. Bottom: £free downstairs. Showcasing the specials, cheap bowling and good tunes! Soul, disco, funk best promoters, DJs & bands along with Cardiff THE BOOM BOOM BOUTIQUE. visuals, giveaways, turntable skills, shooters, 10 Feet Tall. 11A – 12 Church St. BUFFALO LIVE PRESENTS... 10-4am. £free Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor Place. 9pm- cocktails, hip hop karaoke, scratch battles dubstep, drum’n’bass & hip hop. The biggest, baddest bass blowing, booty 4am, £varies/£free downstairs. Bands, INSIDER SOUND. 10 Feet Tall. shakin’ party beats! live music, drinks offers, DJ’s and more! 11A – 12 Church St. 10pm-4am. SOUL MOVEMENT. Zync Bar. 63 LATE NIGHT LIVE. 10 Feet Tall. £3NUS/£2 with flyer. An almighty sound 11A – 12 Church St. 8pm-3am. St. Marys St. 9pm-3.30am. Sexy clash of big party beats. £varies/£free downstairs. Indie, Folk, Ladies Night with Soul, Sexy RNB, Hip Hop, JETSET. Glam. Greyfriars Road. Acoustic, Pop, Experimental, Alternative, Dancehall & Bashment. 9pm - 3am. Cardiff’s newest and best Rock, Electro, DJs. FUNKY MONKEYS. 20th. KISSY SELL OUT. Buffalo Tuesday student night out. The Old Library, 18-19 Trinity St. Bar. 11 Windsor Place. 8pm-2am. JUST DANCE. Clwb Ifor Bach. 9pm-2am. £3. Funky/ Electro/ Fidget/ £5adv/£7.50otd. Womanby St. 10.30 – 2am. £3. House. Cheltenham £free before 11. Commercial tunes, rock JAGERFEST. Glam. Greyfriars LOLLIPOP. Dakota, 12-14 Bath and R’n’B. Road. 9pm - 3am. Road, GL53 7HA. 9pm-3am. £free STUDENT NIGHT. Toucan. Cheltenham before 10pm/£4 after. Expect loads of Womanby St. £2. All Genres of Music. THE FACULTY. Dakota, 12-14 Bath fun as our Candy girls and boys will be out in LATINO HEAT. Zync Bar. 63 St. Road. 9pm-3am. £free B4 10pm. The Marys St. 9pm- 3.30am. DJ Adry will full force with loads of free giveaways. Ultimate Student Mash-Up! Newport be playing latino, salsa and socca. Also Swansea FLUX STUDENT NIGHT. Meze performing is the 15 piece Brazilian band, CHAKA CHAKA. Bar Sigma. 1 Lounge. 6 Market St. 9pm-5am Samba Galez and Brazilian dancers. Northampton Lane. 10pm-3am. £free. Alt, Indie, Rock, Hip-Hop, D&B and Newport £free. Funk Reggae Dancehall Dub Hiphop. TORN. Meze Lounge. 6 Market St. Dubstep. WEDNESDAYS. Mojo. Market St. £2/£1 nus. 9-3am. South Wales Sickest £8/£7Nus. 9pm-2am. Spinning R&B, Tuesday Metal Night. Hip Hop, Funk, Cool Indie, Club Bangers with Bath Electronic Dance & Classic Party Anthems! !CRASH! - THE POP! INDIE! Wednesday Swansea DISCO! SMASH-UP! Po Na Na. ALLSORTS. Monkey Cafe. Castle North Parade. £3/£2.50 NUS. 10pm Bath CLUB MOJITO. Second Bridge. 10 St. 10pm till late. £free B4 11pm. - 2am. A huge smash up of the best Pop, Manvers St. £4 / £3 NUS or before 11. Filthy, sexy, funky music – Soul, rare indie & electro party anthems. 10pm - 2am. International music, uplifting Grooves, Hip Hop, Breaks & Grime with THE BIG CHEESE. Moles, George Latin House music and live percussion. With Vinylism DJ’s. St. 10pm. £4/£3.50 NUS. Bath’s FUNKED UP. Bar Sigma. 1 original and best cheese night. Expect all the Jake Gabai & friends. DISCORD. Po Na Na. North Parade. Northampton Lane. 10pm-3am. cheesiest tunes, the best drinks offers and £4/£3 B4 11pm. 9.30pm - 2am. A full £free B4 10.30pm/£2/£3 after. Funk most unpretentious fun times in club land! tilt mix of the best rock, metal, punk, industrial Soul Disco Latin Hiphop. TUESDAYS. Back To Mine. 7 HUMP. Lava Lounge. Little Wind St. & classic alternative anthems!! Bladud Buildings. The Paragon. 7pm-late. £1. Playing the biggest student £free. DJs on rotation playing Reggae, Dub, WEDNESDAYS. Back To Mine. 7 Bladud Buildings. The Paragon. anthems. Selected drinks £1. Eclectic, Rare Groove, Funk, Ska, Modern £free. DJs on rotation playing Reggae, Dub, Break, Funk, Eclectic, Rare Groove, Funk, Ska, Modern Thursday TNT. Celsius Ice Bar & Club. 1-3 Break, Funk, Downtempo.
MONKEY LIKE BANANA. Back To Mine. 7 Bladud Buildings, The Paragon. £free before 11pm. DJs mixing Breaks, Funk, DnB, Eclectic. BLOW. Moles. George St. £5/£4 Cons.. 11pm - 2am. Playing a huge sweaty mix of new & classic Indie Rock & Pop! SUPERSTAR. The Second Bridge. 10 Manvers St. Bath’s premier urban party. THIRSTY THURSDAYS. Po Na Na. North Parade. 10pm-2am. Girls go free b4 11pm / £3 b4 11pm / £4after / £1 off with TT flyer. A wild, anythinggoes party night based on American College Fraternity / Sorority parties. POP SCENE. Celsius Ice Bar & Club. 1-3 South Parade. 10pm-2am. £4 B411pm/£5 after. DJ Dave Mayo mixing top tunes from the 80s, 90s and 00s. KITSCH. The Weir Lounge. St Saviours Road. 28th. STOOPID FRESH! Back To Mine. 7 Bladud Buildings, The Paragon. £4 all night. Halloween theme, non stop 80’s flavours from a bunch of Bath’s best DJs.
ROOT ELEVATION. The Big Chill Bar. 15 Small St. £free. Root Elevation’s Type Sun brings you the best in Soul Music, past, present & future. ROOT ELEVATION. The Big Chill Bar. 15 Small St. Root Elevation’s Type Sun brings you the best in Soul Music, past, present & future. PRESSURE. Thekla. The Grove, East Mud Dock. 10pm-3am. £3/£4. Bristol’s best Indie night. 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. 7th. ON DA ONE. The Big Chill Bar. 15 Small St. £free. A night of live dance & live music featuring b-boyin’, crumpin’ & urban dance. 21st. ITCHY FEET. Lakota. 6 Upper York St. 10.30pm-3am. £5. Ska, Soul and Funk with DJ Leo in Room 1.
GLITTERATI. Oceana. Greyfriars Road. 10pm-3am. £3 B4 midnight/£4/£3NUS. Sexy RnB, Urban and Dance floor filling anthems. Selected drinks £2 all night. GLAMOUROUS. Glam. 2 Greyfriars Road. 10pm-3am. The busiest midweek urban party with DJs Urban Fusion, Veejay, Jigga and DJ Paz playing Hip Hop, R&B, UK Funky, House, Old Skool and Garage. SUGARDROP. Buffalo Bar. 11 Windsor Place. 8pm-4am. £varies/£free downstairs. New live music, jump-up beats, VJs, breaks & beats. ON THE ROCKS. 10 Feet Tall. 11A – 12 Church St. 10pm-4am. £free. Classic Anthems Old and New, Party Riffs, Alternative Mashups, New Music and Ultimate Air Guitar Bangers! C-Y-N-T. Clwb Ifor Bach. 11 Womanby St. 10.30pm – 4am. £4 unless stated.. The biggest midweek rave this side of the Bridge. Electro / DubStep / Techno / DnB / Rave.
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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. 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. 8th. CHRIS COCO. The Big Chill Bar. 15 Small St. £free. Chris Coco Friday is a producer, DJ, musician, broadcaster, Bath journalist. A multifunctional renaissance man. SQUEEZE THE CHEESE. Po Plus in the Study - I love Radio 2. Na Na. North Parade. BA2 4AL. 8th. IKONIKA AND ARKIST. Dojo 10.30pm-2.30am. £5-£4 NUS. Bath’s Lounge. 12-16 Park Row. 11pmBiggest Night Of Guilty Pleasures! DISCO 6am. £6/£7. Her unique sound combines MASH. Second Bridge. 10 Manvers melodic synths, eight-bit bleeps, colossal St. 10pm-2.30am. £4 with flyer. sub bass and unorthodox song structures. In Disco, Party, Retro. support is Arkist. FRIDAYS. Back To Mine. 7 Bladud 15th. SHIP SHAPE AND THE Buildings. £free entry b4 11. £5/£3 mem. DJs on rotation playing a mix of Funk, SOLE ROOM GO PLAIN SAILIN! Lakota. 6 Upper York St. 10pm-5am. Soul, Classics, Eclectic, RnB and more. £8adv/£7DSI/£6NUS. Old Skool, DnB, LADIES NIGHT. Celsius Ice Bar Dubstep, Psytrance, Techno, Electro, Ska, and Club. 1-3 South Parade. Two Tone and more. 10pm-3am. £free B4 11pm. The best in new and Old skool Hip Hop, sexy RnB, UK 15th. THE GOOD, THE BAD AND Garage, House, Dance, Dancehall and urban THE SEXY. Platform 1. Whiteladies House, Whiteladies Road. flavaz with DJ So Fly. 10pm-4am. £10 guest list/£15otd. KABOOM!!! Celsius. 1-3 South Parade. 10pm-3am. £5/£4 with flyer. Predominately Sexy Soulful and Deep House live Sax and percussion. House, Electro, Breaks and more with DJs BREAKIN DAWN. Day & Night. 10 Tom Maddicott and Graham S. St. Nicholas St. Twilight Nights presents I LUV 90’S. Komedia. Westgate Breakin Dawn with a promise to go all out. St. 10.30pm-1.30am. Expect the BEST Expect intense majestic performances Brit-Poppin & Chart-Topping anthems from from Fire/ Poi acts, Break dancers through 1990 - 1999!! out the night and a mystical visit from our ELEMENT. The Weir Lounge. St entertaining magician. Saviours Road. £free with password INTRIGUE. BREAK LP LAUNCH from facebook. The cheapest drinks in PARTY. Dojo Lounge. 12-16 Park town and DJ Touch delivering the hottest Row. 10pm-5am. £7adv/motd. Break new tunes. LP Launch Party with Break (Symmetry), Bristol The Insiders (Intrigue), Survival (Audio SPLIT HAPPENS. The Lanes. 22 Tactics), Lenzman (Shogun Audio) and MC Nelson St. 9pm-3am. £5adv/£7otd. System & guests. Rock N Roll, Soul, Ska and other hits to bop 22nd. BEDLAM. Lakota. 6 Upper and bowl to! York St. 9pm-6am. £16adv. DnB, TWILIGHT NIGHTS. Day & Night. Jungle, Dubstep with Chase & Status 10 St. Nicholas St. New on the Bristol and their More Than A Lot Records Crew. Party Scene. With a mesh of Funk, Funky House & Funky Techno BREAKOUT. The With MC Rage, Tempa T, Friction, Nero, Cooler Music Venue. 48 Park St. Flux Pavilion + Cookie Monsta, Camo & 10.30pm. £free B4 11pm/£2after. Krooked, Original Sin and many more. With With Brit Pop and Classic Indie. MC’s Rage, Evil B, Grilza, Dread, Carasel WTF? Club Comfi. 10-12 Triangle and more. South, Clifton. 10pm-late. £free 29th. SUBLOADED 6TH B4 12pm/£3 with flyer/NUS. House, BIRTHDAY. Motion. 74 Avon Street, Electro, Dubstep, Indie Dance and Chart St. Philips. £14adv. With London remixes. daddies of bass, DMZ. Also Subloaded BOUNCE BASS MUSIC SUMMER favourites, Teachings in Dub, and powered SESSIONS. Basement 45. 8 by the full DIRT soundsystem! Frogmore St. 10pm-4am. £free B4 29th. THE SLEDGE HAMMER. 11pm/£4/£5 after. House, Electro, DnB, Lakota. 6 Upper York St. 9pm-6am. Breaks, Dubstep, Garage, Hip Hop and Grime £7adv. Jungle, DnB, Ragga Jungle, over two rooms with DJs on rotation. Breakcore, Hardcore, Hardtek, Techno, RAMSHACKLE. Carling Academy. Mash Up, Bashment and Dancehall with Frogmore St, 10pm-3am. £3/5. Bristol’s biggest alternative night. PURPLE artists over 4 rooms inc. General Levy, Serial Killaz, Daddy Freddy vs Lady MC, Run Tingz BAIZE. Elbow Room. 64 Park St. Cru ft YT & Blackout, Equinox, Dolphin and £Free – open till 4am. DJ Nick Evans. many more. Chart & Floorfillers.
Oceana. Greyfriars Road. 10pm3am. £5 in adv / £5 Nus all night. The king of UK hip hop – Tim Westwood returns to Cardiff for more dancefloor anthems. Rm 2 with Plymouth’s DJ Darko and friends in a Dubstep and D’n’B tip. 28th. ON THE ROCKS DEAD ROCKSTARS PARTY! 10 Feet Tall. 11A – 12 Church St. 10pm-4am. £free. The best axe anthems and ripping party riffs! 28th. MARTYN. Buffalo Bar. 11 Windsor Place. 11pm-4am. £5 early/£6adv/£7otd. Martyn cut his teeth in Drum’n’Bass before moving over to the deeper side of Dubstep.
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... 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. DEAL OR NO DEAL. Code. Millennium Plaza, Wood St. 10pm3am. Deal £10 plus 7 free vouchers. No Deal £3. Sexy RnB, Smooth Groves, Funky, Electro & Club Classics. FREQUENCY. Kirkhouse. Merthyr Tydfil. Till 2am. Tune into the best Funky House, mainstream and club classics. FUTURE RIDAYS. Cardiff Arts Institute. 29 Park Place. 10pm-4am. £2 before 11pm, regs £free/£4 after/£3 regs. Dubstep, Future Garage, Bassline, Tropical, Electro, Nu-Disko, D&B, Nu-Rave, Wonky Pop, Crunk Rock. THE WEEKEND WARM-UP. Zync Bar. 63 St. Marys St. 8pm-5am. It’s the weekend warm up with DJ Adry from 8pm till 12pm then its DJ Milky, Richie S. XXPLOSIVE FRIDAYS. Oceana. Greyfriars Road. £free B4 10:30pm with E-Flyer or Wristband/£4 NUS/ £5without. Come and make the most of your weekend by starting with Cardiff’s biggest and best Friday night. Selected drinks just £2.20 all night. FRIDAYS. Club X. 35-37 Charles St. 8pm-6am. £free B4 10pm. The best gay venue in South Wales. Resident and guest DJs in 3 rooms of Electro, Trance and Hardhouse and DJ Smudge playing Funky House and Club Classics. 1st. SOUL DISCOTHEQUE. Gwdihw Café Bar. Guildford Crescent. 8pm. £2. An amazing line up including The Sweet Spots, a funky little 5 piece pack a super soulful punch. 8th. ROUND THE HOUSES WITH SARAH SWEENEY. Gwdihw Café Bar. Guildford Crescent. 8pm. £2. From House to Jazz, Dubstep to Techno, Hip Hop, Funk and Soul and all that’s in-between, her shoulder poppin’ collection is guaranteed to put a smile on even the most miserable of faces. 29th. BUMPER FRIDAY FRIGHT NIGHT! Buffalo Bar. 11 Windsor Place. £free B4 11pm, £4/£3 after. Halloween decor, monster mash disco, outdoor ‘sin’ema horror special, zombie shots, spooky garden graveyard bar, 2-4-1 Cocktails. Dress up, make an effort and come in for free! DJs: ‘Orrible’ AngryPIERRE / Andrew ‘The Ripper’ Rackham / ‘Psycho’ Phil / Ioan ‘The Undertaker’. 29th. THE HUSTLE 10 FEET UNDER PARTY! 10 Feet Tall. 11A
– 12 Church St. Till 4am. £free B4 11pm, £4/£3after. DJ ‘Slasher’ Jaffa mixing up the funk, Motown, nu jazz & best new releases. Classic horror visuals, ghoulish bar staff, haunted punch bowls to share, zombie Thriller dancefloor.
FRIDAYS. D-Bar, Dakota. 12-14 Bath Road. 9pm-late. £free with flyer. RnB and Urban with selected drinks deals all night. 1st. BASSIX 7TH BIRTHDAY SPECIAL. Dakota. 12-14 Bath Road. 10pm-3.30am. £7 students all night/ £8 B4 11pm/£10 after. Bassix Drum and Bass with Friction, Netsky, Poison, Access, Kontagious. SP:MC, MC Dread and Bigga Spitta. 8th. D.RAMIREZ. Dakota. 12-14 Bath Road. 10pm-3am. £5NUS/£6 B4 11pm/£7 after. With Adjected Deleted, Kid Afro, Mr VIP and Joe Doyle playing cutting edge House, Tech House, Electro and Techno.
THANK FUNK ITS FRIDAY. Mojo. Market St. £8. 8pm-3am. £free for ladies all night/£free B4 10.30pm. DJ’s playing Hip Hop, R&B, Funk, Soul & Anything to put a smile on your face! The best funking night around! 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.
FRIDAYS. The Bank. 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.
FRIDAY FIX. Lava Lounge. Little Wind St. Till 10pm. Swansea’s only official Nineties and Noughties Night. Dance to tunes from the last two decades with drinks prices to match. SHINFO. Bar Sigma. 1 Northampton Lane. 8pm-3am. £free B4 10.30pm/£3. Punk Rock Metal Indie Electro Ska D&B House.
CASSETTE PLAYER. Suju Nightclub. 28 High St. 11pm-4am, £3 b4 11.30pm/£5. DJ’s Downstairs: Enjoy a mix of indie/rocknroll/choice pop cuts/electro/funk/soul with Rob The Mod and Phil Dirt.The Lounge: Smooth RnB, Hip Hop and classic hits with The Chief.
SATURDAYS. The Cork. 11-12 Westgate Buildings. Till late. £free. DJ Graham plays new Funk Space Disco Bass. 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.
spiritual thing! Soulful, Funky & Deep House with DJ Paul Morrissey and guests! DEPARTMENT S. The Lanes. Nelson St. 9pm-3am. £3. Twice Monthly. With the usual dynamite mix of grooves old and new, pounding 60’s Garage beats, freaky 60’s Pop, Mod Soul, vintage Rock & Roll and Indie Anthems. All this and you can bowl and dine too! Bijou Bar. Whiteladies Road. 10pm – 3am. £free. Resident DJ’s Shawn Fleming, Elliot Guise and Mark Davis playing everything from funk and soul to old skool hip hop and house BY THE POOL. Elbow Room. 64 Park St. £Free – open till 4am. Chart and Old Skool classics all night long. COMFI Saturdays. Club Comfi. 10-12 Triangle South, Clifton. 8-4. £7-£8. DJ’s playing everything from party classics, R’n’B, dance and much more! WEEKEND PARTY PART 2. Lizard lounge. 66 Queens Road. 9pm – late. Current and classic party tunes from Big Daddy & Milky. KARL MARX. The Living Room. Harbourside. 10:30pm - 2am. Soul, Disco, Funk. WE MULTIPLY. Thekla. The Grove, East Mud Dock. 10pm-4am. £5 before 12am/£7 after. Follow as we combine our love of massive basslines, brostep, jangly angular guitars, electro beeps n sweeps and gargantuan drops to create one powerhouse of a night on the dancefloor. UNI SEX. The Bunker. 78 Queens Road, Clifton Triangle. 9.30pm. Uni Sex is the only student only club on a Saturday!! So come and live the dream of the weekend @ Bristol hottest new night club! 2nd. HEADHUNTER. Dojo Nightclub. 16 Park Row. 10pm-7am. £5 B4 12pm/NUS / £7after. Exclusive House & Techno Set from one of Bristol’s very own Dubstep legends, Headhunter. With Special Guest Richard Carnes plus Drama residents Dave Kirik, Greg Shaw and Deep Thought. 2nd. DALE UKTEK FUNDRAISER. Lakota. 6 Upper York St. 10pm-6am. £7/£10otd. Hardtek, DnB, Techno, Jungle, Electro, Psy, Trance, House & more. Room 1: Unknown, Kaotik, 4Bidden, Punishment, Jigsore, Genocide, Daylight Robbery. Room 2: Country Side Alliance. Room 3: Rig With Bristol No Name, Odyssey, Chemically Driven GENERATION X. The Hatchet Inn. and DRSS. Frogmore St. 10pm-3am. £3 B4 2nd. HOSPITALITY. Motion. 74 11.30pm/£4after (£3 Members*). Avon Street, St. Philips. £16. Featuring Bristol’s Premier Rock Night. POP CONFESSIONAL Thekla. Top High Contrast (Hospital Records), DJ Deck. East Mud Dock. £4 with flyer. Marky (Innersound), Danny Byrd (Hospital Records), Fabio (BBC Radio 1), Hatcha, Playing pop classics from all eras, think Hall Logistics, Dbridge, Chef, Lynx and many & Oates and David Essex! more. Hosted by Wrec, Stamina, Ruthless BOUNCE BASS MUSIC SUMMER SESSIONS. Basement 45. 8 and Texas. Frogmore St. 10pm-4am. £free B4 2nd. MONSTER BASS 4. The 11pm/£4/£5 after. House, Electro, DnB, Black Swan. Stapleton Road. Breaks, Dubstep, Garage, Hip Hop and Grime 10pm-6am. £9adv. The Mungos Hi Fi over two rooms with DJs on rotation. Eats Soundsystem returns to Bristol! Everything & Mark Davis, Arsequake, Fred 9th. RELAPSE. Lakota. 6 Upper SouthWest, Shmuckton, Munuver, Bromyat York St. 10pm-6am. £5 B4 11pm/£7. Beats, Scope, Fammo DJs and more. Techno and Acid Techno over 3 rooms with KLUB KLUTE.The Cooler Music OB1, Nifty, Luge, Wired, Dave Mitten, Jimige, Venue. 48 Park St. 10pm. £free B4 Simmer, Aztek, Jon E Coli, Electronic Soul, 11pm/£5 after/£4NUS. The Best Indie Seb, Acid Ted and Colinizer. night in Bristol. 16th. PLANET SHROOM. Trinity RHYTHM & SOUL. Mbargo. Centre. Trinity Road. 10pm-6am. The Triangle, Clifton. £free until £8/£10otd. Bangin’ Psychedelic Trance 10.30pm. Past Present & Future, it’s a 16th. JIGSORE VS RUTFUK.
MOTORCITY. Komedia. Westgate 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! SCANDAL. Po Na Na. North Parade.10.30pm-2.30am. £5 b4 12pm/£6after. Absolutely rammed with 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. 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 With DJ Asian Hawk, DJ Jonson, DJ Read Jones and DJ Oli Embleton. 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 LUSH. The Weir Lounge. St Saviours Road. Lush resident DJ Touch (Coco Loco, Twice As Nice) and Weir Lounge Resident Rudeboy Marcus bringing the freshest and sexiest party tunes over two arenas and two bars. 2nd. SLY PLAYERS [GOODGROOVE RECORDS]. The Cork. 11-12 Westgate Buildings. Till late. £free. Playing Disco House, Funk and Big Beat. 9th. GHETTO ASS BASS PARTY. The Love Lounge. Behind The Bell Inn on Walcott St. 9pm-2am. £2. A night of Electro, Breakbeat, House, Dubstep and party bangers featuring sets from Townspec, Cee-Four, Districts and Cubs. 30th. WESTFEST 2010. Royal Bath & West Showground. Shepton Mallet. 7pm-6am. £25-£35. The West of England’s largest Dance music event! Slammin’ Vinyl Main Arena: Andy C with MC GQ, Sigma, Scratch Perverts, Sy, Re-Con, Squad-E with MC Storm, Mark EG, Darren Styles with MC Whizzkid, Andy Whitby, Dougal & Gammer and Activator featuring MC Shockeras well as the One Nation Arena, Metropolis Arena, Bionic Arena, United Dance Arena Hardcore Heaven Arena featuring the Hardcore Awards.
Lakota. 6 Upper York St. 10pm-6am. £7 B4 11pm/£8after. Punk vs. Rave, Jigsore Sound with Mentalism, FFF, Scamp, The Fez and Microphyst. Bass Room: Pirate Soundsystem, Crappa T, Ray Pest and Digga Allstars. All night live Punk/Ska in Room 4. 23rd. MONGREL VS AGRO PART II. Lakota. 6 Upper York St. 10pm6am. £10 early bird. DnB, Jungle, Hardcore, Dubstep, Electro, Junglecore, Breakcore, Techno and Industrial. Room 1: Bogdan Rararamen Raczynski, Kid 606, The Panacea & more. Room 2: Boxcutter, Goth Trad, LMB, Mortal Wombat. Room 3: Jahba, Kid Kameleon, Amen-tal and more! 30th. TRIBE OF FROG– HALLOWEEN MONSTER MASHUP! Lakota. 6 Upper York St. 10pm-7am. £5adv/£10/£12otd. Psytrance, Trance, Techno, Psy, Goa Trance, Psychedelic Beats, Electro, Breaks and Dub. With Illegal Machine, Far Too Loud, Scorb, Psychosonic, Pieman, Geo, Dr.G, Wicki and F’da F’da.
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! THE BEATBOX BALLROOM. Buffalo Bar. 11 Windsor Place. 8pm-4am. £free B4 11pm £3/4 after. Bringing together the best booty-busting breaks, pimped out soul and clock-stopping rhymes in a celebration of everything new and old school. LOVE LIFE. The Philharmonic. 76-77 St. Mary St. 10pm-4am. £3 B4 midnight/£5after. R&B, Hip Hop, Dancehall and Old Skool with DJ Raheem, DJ Spice and Monique B. Selected drink deals all night. DIRTY POP/ VINYL VENDETTAS/ MR POTTER. Clwb Ifor Bach. 11 Womanby St. £5. 10pm – 3am. 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. SATURDAYS. Gwdihw Café Bar. Guildford Crescent. 8pm. £varies. DJ’s on rotation including Dave Mills (2nd). Soul Northern and Disco full of funky floor fillers from Indy Blu & friends (9th). Candela DJ’s Dave Norton and Harmonics (16th) and DJ Jay Kinchett (23rd). 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 Wales’ sexiest club. Level 1 Chart/Dance/ House and Level 2 RnB/HipHop/Funky/ Urban Fusion. SATURDAYS. Cardiff Arts Institute, 29 Park Place. 9pm-4am. £2 before 11pm (free with regulars card)/£4 after. Full of festival fun, expect to see the best Funk, Ska, Swing, Gypsy, Balkan, Reggae, Hip-hop and Rockabilly bands we’ve picked up from random fields along the way. REUNION PARTY. Code. Millenium Plaza. 10pm-3am. £3 with £1 drinks all night. £free B4 11pm for Liberty
Living and NUS/£1after. DJs Kevin Williams and Simon Stome playing Chart, Party, R&B and Dance classics. SATURDAYS. Club X. 35-37 Charles St. 8pm-6am. £free B4 10pm. Residents Kevin Williams & DJ Mandy B playing Dance and Dirty Electro, DJ Dan playing party anthems and DJ Tyler playing sexy Soul and RnB. 2nd. HED KANDI THE IBIZA REUNION. Glam Nightclub. 2 Greyfriars Road. 9pm-3am. £7. Hed Kandi take over the main room for a truly Balearic episode. Main room: Andy Norman and Carl Hanaghan with support from Craig Bartlett, Andy B, Ryan Chichester and Ian Davies. 30th. THE BEATBOX BALLROOM ‘BLOOD BATH’ PARTY! Buffalo Bar. 11 Windsor Place. 8pm-4am. £free B4 11pm £3/4 after. Psycho killer DJs playing the best booty bursting tunes, zombie bar staff, spooky graveyard garden bar, 30th. ME AND YOU CLUB MONSTER MASH PARTY! 10 Feet Tall. 11A – 12 Church St. 8pm-4am. £free B4 10pm/£4 after. Mike ‘Killer’ TV playing the best anthems you can lurch along to. Zombie cocktails, ghoulish bar staff, haunted punch bowls to share, Halloween decor & creepy visuals. Cheltenham 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.
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.
MARVEL. Monkey Cafe. 13 Castle St. 9pm – late. £ free B4 10pm. Fortnightly. Marvel ... is Monkey’s long established Urban Night, aiming to sew together all the threads that make up this scene under one roof. playing the best of Funk, Hip-Hop, Drum and Bass, Rare Grove, Jazz and those guilty pleasure anthems. SATURDAYS. Lava Lounge. Little Wind St. Open till 3am. Playing commercial chart & the best of the 70’s, 80’s & 90’s. STICKY FINGAS. Bar Sigma. 1 Northampton Lane. 8pm till 5am. £free B4 10.30pm / £3/£5 after. House, Garage, Dubstep, UK Funky, HipHop.
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 nothing but house music The Chief, Martyn Davies, Daniel Boast, Stacey Lea. The Lounge: Smooth RnB, Hip Hop and Classic Hits with Vinz M.
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Rounding off the summer festival season in the Westcountry was the aptly named End of the Road festival (EOTR). And talk about saving the best til last. With some quality Americana acts treating thousands of bearded music lovers to heartwrenching roots and blues (think Felice Brothers, Iron and Wine and Deer Tick), some top notch soundscape pioneers fuelling the party spirit (think Errors, Drum Eyes and Monotonix) and those friendly folk at the Somerset Cider Bus keeping the hot and spicy juice flowing all weekend â€“ how could you not love EOTR? Words and photos: Laura Williams
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