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The flip-flops are on (find yourself some fab footwear on page 17): summer has officially landed and here at 247 towers we couldn’t be happier – the South West really is at is it’s best when you don’t need five inches of neoprene to take a dip in the sea...This month we’ve got some funky summer fashion for the girls from Kuccia (page 19), interviews with John Butler Trio (page 10), Ed Sherran (page 9) and Kitty, Daisy & Lewis (page 15) and we also introduce you to local boys: The Computers (page 13). We continue our new food section (page 29), this time with a bit of a hippy theme, and grow the magazine further with our new extreme sports section – get a load of the Fallen skate tour (page 24). Of course we’ve kept all our usual sections, including Street Art, Style Hunter and Backbone’s no holds barred music column… I hope you like the issue – if you’ve any ideas for the mag, or want to get involved, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org Rachael D’Cruze, Editor.
John Butler Trio
John Butler chats music, band members and dreads
At only 21 he’s duetted with Bobby Brown and is on his own sell-out tour
Kitty, Daisy & Lewis
Hotly-tipped London based brother/trio play Exeter-
The Exeter lads talk about their album and working with John Reis
Regulars Listings 04 News
15 Street Art
16 Style Hunter
20 Retail Therapy 22 Action Sports 24 Music Reviews 27 Food 34 Racket from the pit 46 Snapped
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Exeter lad Chris Crookc graduated last year with an Illustration BA (hons) degree from Swansea. Since then he’s joined a design collective called Coombe design, has been commissioned for a few paintings and prints in various outlets and also works in boatyard to keep the cash coming in. “Ultimately I would like to draw a batman comic for DC comics, but that’s a fantasy, working for 2000AD is an aspiration that I see as more down to earth. For the next year or two however the plan is pay the bills and keep drawing in my spare time,” says Chris who is a massive comic fan and avid collector of 2000Ad. Check out more of his work at www.coombedesign.com and www. crooktophoson.deviantart.com or drop him a line at email@example.com
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New Ed Sheeran date The buzz surrounding YouTube sensation, singer songwriter Ed Sheeran is getting bigger! His solo show at the Princess Pavilion in Falmouth on June 20 is now sold out, but local promoters SW1 Productions have announced a full band show, again in Falmouth, on Wednesday October 5. Fleet Foxes The Fleet Foxes gig at The Eden Project on July 1 will be the 50th Eden Session, and will once again see a full day of festival-style live music: Villagers and The Bees are also playing, and events take over the Eden gardens. Tickets are £37.50 plus booking fee. See www. edensessions.com. Newquay cinema The lighthouse cinema in Newquay is now open. See www.wtwcinemas.co.uk for film times and more info. Veggie Fest The Incredible Veggie Roadshow hits Cornwall on Saturday, July 30, at the Boscawen Street Foyer and bar area of Truro’s Hall for Cornwall, promoting veggie and vegan diets. Expect food and cookery, health and nutrition, to clothing and accessories, brought to you by dozens of stall holders and businesses from across the UK. Entry is free. Vintage and handmade fair Love vintage? Get yourself along to the vintage and handmade fair on July 16, at the Thistle Hotel, Exeter, between 11am and 4pm and support local crafters and individual Exeter business, for our local economy and also to raise some cash for Exeter leukaemia fund. See you there. Badly Drawn Boy and Seth Lakeman to play Eden Next month is hotting up with Badly Drawn Boy and Seth Lakeman announced to play the Biotik stage at the Eden Sessions on June 30, before the evening headliner; The Flaming Lips take to the main stage. This is the third time Badly Drawn Boy has played the Eden Sessions, headlining in 2003 and returning in 2005
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Thanks to a collaboration between Event Cornwall and Skylight Cinema we can all enjoy cult films in amazing outdoor locations this summer. Films will be held in a host of stunning locations, projected onto an 8m x 4m inflatable screen, enabling up to 500 people to attend. The mobile cinema uses high quality digital projection with Dolby 5.1 surround sound. Just wrap up warm and bring your own seating to enjoy the outdoor experience. The organisers will even be offering popcorn, toffee apples, bespoke cocktails, rare spirits, fine wines and world beers to add to the already magical environment of the outdoor cinema.
Get these dates in your diary: Thursday, June 2: Master and Commander at King Harry Ferry // Friday, June 3: The Abyss at King Harry Ferry (both part of the Greenbank Fal River Festival) // Saturday, June 4: Pulp Fiction at the Adrenalin Quarry, Liskeard. // Friday, July 22: Top Gun at Newquay Cornwall Airport. // Friday, August 12: Robin Hood at Pendennis Castle, Falmouth // Friday, August 26: Gladiator at the Adrenalin Quarry, Liskeard. // Saturday, September 3: Point Break at Godrevy Beach, Hayle. Screenings start at 9.30pm or 9.45pm, book through Hall for Cornwall, www.hallforcornwall.co.uk, 01872 262466. For full information see www.eventcornwall.co.uk.
sumo wrestling (in suits) and a buckaroo surfboard. The Hachisu Okiya, geisha community from Plymouth College of Art is holding a Japanese Totnes will be performing traditional Japanese tea tsunami fund-raising event, for the Red Cross, on ceremonies and games as well as dressing guests Saturday June 18, at club Karma on Mayflower up in authentic Geisha outfits. Tickets are on sale at Street, Plymouth, from 8.30pm until 4am the £10 / £8 for students and early birds (first 250). Get following morning. The Japanese themed night will yours from Plymouth College of Art, Cafe Kiss, Joint feature local bands, guest DJ’s and games including Cafe and Karma.
The festival that started out as a weekend long party in a barn by Bideford local, Tobias Kennedy-Matthew of band The Dead Bats, with help from the band’s guitarist Aidan Black, is going from strength to strength.This year the event will be held at Bideford’s Palladium Club, Bideford from July 22 – 24 and will see an epic 24 bands play. Weekend tickets are £10 and a hundred are available in advance from Palladium Club on Tuesday Open Mic nights from June 14th (see www.facebook. com/blackholepromotions) and a further 50 tickets will be available on the door on the night priced at £4 per night.
Carpetface and Audible1
Last month’s cover stars: Carpetface and Audible1 have annouced their summer tour dates. If you like hiphop get at leasdt one of these in yer diary: June 3 - Office Nightclub, Truro / 8 - Mama Stones, Exeter / 9 - Reform Records, Exeter / 10 - Rougemont Sessions Festival, Exeter / 12 - Gyllingvase Beach Cafe, Falmouth / 16 - Beach Break Live, North Wales / 17 - Bar 35, Bude & Rogue Nightclub, Bude / 18 - White Rabbit, Plymouth / 24 - Golden Lion, Bristol July 14 - Ride Cafe, Plymouth / 30 Leeopolooza, St Mary, Cornwall.
15 stages including newies such as the mysterious ‘Swamp Shack’. This year’s fancy dress theme is BBC Radio 1 DJ Rob da Bank’s multi award-winning ‘Rock Stars, Pop Stars & Divas’ (so get that Amy Bestival returns to sunny Isle of Wight climes this Winehouse costume back from the dry-cleaners September. Voted Best UK Major Festival in 2010, pronto fellas) and new attractions include crazy golf, tickets are still available but selling super-fast and extreme sports, Wall Of Death riders, more quality are now only available via travel partners Red food (from celebs like Channel 4’s Gizzi Erskine), Funnel, Wightlink and Big Green Coach Company. legendary film-maker David Lynch brings his Expect music from The Cure (a UK exclusive), Foundation to the woods (remember:’ the owls are Pendulum, Brian Wilson, Primal Scream, Robyn, not what they seem’ Twin Peaks fans) and so much Fatboy Slim and The Village People. The festy is more. For more info see www.bestival.net about more than the music though: there are now
News Cupcakes for clubbers
Local entrepreneur, Cotty Horvath, 23, has been running Cupcake Cotty since October last year. The business has bloomed in the last few months and Cotty has secured a regular spot at the Dairy Bar in Plymouth, selling cupcakes in keeping with the theme of the cocktails. A first for the Plymouth clubbing scene! Check out Cotty’s yummy creations on Facebook and perhaps even order yourself a treat....
Festival News Gold Coast Festival Up to much this month? If not, get yourself a Gold Coat ticket and make this month memorable. Seasick Steve, The King Blues, Ben Howard, Ed Sheeran and more. See www.goldcoastoceanfest.co.uk Port Elliott Festival Are you a creative type looking for a festival with something a bit different to offer? Then check out the Port Elliott festival at www.porteliotfestival.com. It’s really putting the South West on the map and getting lots of positive national media attention. Boadmasters Festival Got your boardmasters ticket yet? The August surf, skate and music festival is looking better than ever – wet your appetite at: www.relentlessboardmasters. com We’ll be there with the 247 signing tent so you can meet the athletes and artists.
Festival Cancelled Lyton & Lynmouth Free Festival usually takes places in June each year but has sadly been cancelled this year due to rising costs –organisers are taking a year out to rethink things. See www.llama.org.uk for details. Plymouth Beer Festival Star of The Young Ones & Bottom, Adrian Edmondson and his band The Bad Shepherds are gearing up to provide live music at the Plymouth Beer Festival 2011. The two day event, in association with CAMRA (The Campaign for Real Ale) is back at Plymouth Pavilions on Friday 15 & Saturday 16 of next month. See www. plymouthpavilions.com for tickets. NASS Festival We’re really looking forward to NASS action sports and music festival this year, we’ll be there giving you the chance to meet bands, artists and athletes in our 247 signing tent. Check out www.relentlessnass.com for festival details, line-up and see the newly unveiled street course – sick.
We follow them, so you don’t have too. However you can follow us at www.twitter.com/247magazine EdSheeran Just finished up the @whosjackmag shoot, on the top of a London roof top, no need for a wind machine We wanna see those pictures!
BrothersCider You’re not drunk if you can lie on the floor and still hang-on...hello cheeky Pear Friday! It’s that time of year again, it would be rude not to...
BlueyRobson Walking round Eastbourne with the crew tryna find sum food b4 performing at this next school........ not the most vibrant of towns is it. Check out ‘Sarf’ Londoner Bluey at www.blueyrobinson.com
PlymArtsCentre Weather looking pear-shaped? Have a meal deal at Plymouth Arts Centre. Two top films: Submarine and Archipelago. Coming soon: films with two words in the title.
iTweetFacts Laughing for 15 seconds adds 2 days to your life span. #iTweetFacts (LAUGH MORE, LIVE LONGER)! We just added eight days to our lives just by looking at this page
Hockings193Ooh ‘eck weather, make your mind up! Going to be using servers for oars soon! #Hockings Whatever the weather, get your chops round a Hockings – nice ice, baby
CarveMag Alana appears to be surfing in a G string at the Billy Pro...my Jaffa cake just fell in my tea.. More serious surf reports in this month’s issue
Littlepinkshop Just took apart our card machine and found sand inside it. The definition of a dedicated surf shop! North Devon’s colourful kings of surf hire
PilkingtonXFM [On receiving CDs from XFM for Christmas] It’s like saying to the milkman, ‘’Merry Christmas, here’s 2 pints of semi-skimmed’’. We love his little round head
TheAwkwardTweet The awkward moment when there’s a wasp or bee on you and you don’t know whether to run away or to pretend you are a statue. We’ve all been there...
Web Watch - This Month We’re Loving
www.martinparr.com Martin Parr is an outstanding, some might say quirky, British photographer. Having worked on a number of celebrated photographic projects, he is now moving on to images for films and books. Get a load of it here.
www.exetercavern.com No, not that Cavern. This one is much closer to home, with very little chance of bumping into Cilla. Exeter’s popular live music venue features many up-and-coming artists. See ‘em before they get famous…
www.nalubeads.com Nalu Beads regard themselves as the home of ‘the original surf bead’. Their classy glass garlands are all handmade from the elements of beaches all over the world. Time to stick yer neck out.
www.cathkidston.co.uk Liven up your wardrobe or your home with Cath’s trademark gorgeous floral prints this summer. Whether it’s spotty curtains or a floral summer dress, her prints always have us thinking of summertime.
with Ian Brown. See www. edensessions.com Big Green Box June 11-18 Big Green Box Week fund-raising and awareness week. This year’s campaign is Big Box and Buy - a nationwide plea for people to get rid of boxes of unwanted possessions they have in storage, sell them and turn them into a box of lifesaving equipment that someone else desperately needs. Supporters include Ben Fogle, Stephen Fry, Girls Aloud and Dame Helen Mirren. For more info see www.bgbw.org. Roxy Surf Days Want to learn to surf? Get yourself to a Roxy Girls Go Surfing event: 25 and 26 June, 23 and 24 July, 20 and 21 August and 3rd and 4th September 2011. Cost for each day is £30 per person and you can also join the instructors and Roxy riders for a buffet lunch overlooking Fistral Beach £10 per person including a free drink, and finish off with a yoga session for £5. See www. quiksilversurfschoolnewquay. com O’Neill Surf Diva’s One for the girls...If you’d like to learn to surf and would prefer to be taught be a female, check out The O’Neill Surf Academy Watergate Bay surf sessions for surf sistas. The lessons will run over two days with the option of attending for either one, or both days and all participants will receive a great O’Neill Goody Bag. Mail info@ oneillsurfacademy.co.uk for details. Show Up And Blow Up Northshore Surf Shop in Newquay have joined forces with Hurley to present ‘Show Up And Blow Up’, a surf comp at Lusty Glaze beach, Newquay, on Sunday June 5, 12am – 11pm. Featuring the South West’s best 25 surfers in a skins ‘winner-takes-all and winnerstays-on’ heat format, there will be a cash prize for each heat. The event will also feature rocking live music from critically acclaimed UK band Last Of The Pilots and top tunes... from local DJ’s Luke Gledhill and Josh Hughes. For inquiries call Northshore Surf Shop on 01637 850620.
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247 magazineâ€™s Sophie Stamp catches up with John Butler from the John Butler Trio to talk British audiences, flaming rituals and turning people on! 6|
It’s pretty safe to say the John Butler Trio is Australia’s biggest independent act. Since their humble beginnings, the singer/ guitarist and his regularly-rotating musical partners, the John Butler Trio has come along one heck of a way! John seems to have finally found two other musicians that share the same passion for music that he does; Brother-in-Law, Nicky Bomba on drums and percussion, and Byron Loiters on bass. You can see in their eyes when they perform that they’re alive, they don’t need to bring presence to the stage, they are the presence. They don’t take fame for granted, they’ve worked hard to get this far, so before going on stage the band really get into the spirit of things and prepare themselves before the show. “We usually have a prayer and burn some sacred stuff; some Australian wood and a bit of sage. Then I make sure I’m physically ready to do it, I warm up my vocals, my hands and my fingers and just kinda get battle ready. Then we go on and do our thing.” With inspirations from Black Sabbath to Justin Timberlake and Tool to Indian tribe, the avid yet chaotic mix of rock and roll, reggae, country, blues and hip-hop is ‘pretty eclectic’ and surprisingly, this concoction of contrasting genres really work. Using distortion, reverb/delay, and a wah-wah pedal to achieve their unique sound, the Trio rock their style and fans dig it! There’s no denying the funky, uplifting sound of the John Butler Trio. With some seriously awesome finger-picking, the toe-tapping tunes are inspiring. From the didgeridoo to the banjo and the harmonica to the guitar, Butler has a rather unusual, yet interesting way of playing music…with fake nails! “I need fingernails to play guitar and my natural nails are not strong enough to take the slaughtering from my tall string. I eat food and my tall string eats nails, so I don’t feed it. It would just take my hand away so I kinda have to protect myself.” It was through perseverance and belief from others, that John Butler finally made it on the music scene. Keen in turn to help upcoming artists on their way to success, Butler started The JB Seed, an arts grant fund to help new artists get on their feet.“I’ve received several grants throughout my career that helped me along my way and so The JB Seed is just a way of giving back to an industry that’s given me so much. I think there’s some great music in Australia, well, all over the world but people are subjected to the industry world and its limited and narrow view of all the great stuff that’s going on out there.” With worldwide success, John manages to stay level headed. You’re more likely to find him raising money for charity than shopping for designer labels. Formerly known as the million dollar hippie, John Charles Butler ditched the dreads, for a more suave look. “I think it’s the same with anybody, having the same hairstyle for thirteen years I just wanted a change and to try something different. I never trademarked my dreadlocks unfortunately; maybe I should have. There are so many people with that look now I could have made some money on suing them all.” With a gig lined up at Lusty Gaze, Newquay next month, the Trio have a lot to look forward to. The privately owned beach is host to a number of gigs for well-established bands and up-and-coming local artists and is an awesome home from home setting for the Australian lads. Set in-between high cliffs, the beach is a picture of nature at its very best. “What I look forward to mostly is turning new people on. I think it’s always great to go to a new place where people don’t know what to expect and then basically turning them on, it’s a pretty fun thing to do. I think it’s the biggest thrill converting new people and turning them on. The British population really digs what we’re doing so I always find it really exciting coming here.” The South West audiences can expect to be spoilt: “People can expect pretty much a selection of everything we’ve ever done on record; I think at least one song from every record. Were not one of these bands that play only our new stuff or only our old stuff, we totally give the best of both worlds.
Catch the John Butler Trio at Lusty Glaze, Newquay on July 10. For tickets visit www.gigsandtours.com. See www.johnbutlertrio.com for band info. www.247magazine.co.uk
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There aren’t many 20-year-olds who can say they’ve performed with some of America’s most famous R&B singers, especially not many unassuming, quietly intelligent red heads – but then there’s nothing average about Ed Sheeran, whose first headline UK tour sold out within minutes. Laura Williams finds out more…
It was at an urban poetry open mic night in LA where Ed got one of his lucky breaks, impressing Oscar-nominated actor Jamie Foxx so much that the Hollywood star put Ed up in his LA home for a bit. Ed carried on playing at the local open mic nights and recalls being asked to duet with Grammy award winning singer Bobby Brown on his hit My Perogative. He said: “I didn’t know the song, I do now, but mainly cos Britney Spears covered it.” He added: “LA was a different scene. Over here I’m in the singer/songwriter scene and there I started out with an urban poetry night. I was the only white person there, the only English person there, the only person with a guitar and the only red head. It was intimidating to a point but I did an urban night in Oxford Circus once, with 300 people staring at me, willing me to fail. That was far more scary. In London it’s a bit more personal. I could’ve gone down badly in LA and got a plane home.” More recently, Ed found himself hauled up in a cottage in Wales with local singer/songwriter Amy Wadge to create the EP ‘Songs I Wrote With Amy’. He said: “I spent a bit of time in Trefforest with Amy. I found it really inspiring and we wrote a lot of music there, we recorded an EP of songs together and there were five tunes, we literally wrote in a day and a half and I would class them as some of my good songs.” He added: “I go back for a weekend here and there.” While his debut album is yet to come out, Ed, who is certainly no stranger to touring is heading off on a sell out UK headline tour. In 2009 he did 312 gigs in one year, smashing the record of most established bands (even The Bluetones). He said: “I used to live above a pub that did an open mic
night and over the road there was an acoustic night so every Thursday I did two gigs. I’d meet people who’d put on gigs across the country and be doing acoustic nights etc. I remember playing Mr Wolf’s and The Croft in Bristol and Hush in Cheltenham. I have done so many support tours and those are a given. You know that you don’t have to sell tickets, you turn up and play to somebody else’s fan base; so it’s always a fear when you tour on your own that you won’t sell tickets but the response to this tour has been fantastic, we keep adding dates. I want to get to a point where the gig ends and the venue is like, everyone has to go, but the people want me to play more songs.” As with most modern musicians, Youtube has proved an integral part of Ed’s rise to fame. But you won’t see Ed spending his label’s money on extravagant short films, no siree, the video for his latest single A Team was produced for a modest £20 by a friend. As we went to print it had over 1.5million hits. Ed said: “The video was shot by a friend, Ruskin, and featured another friend, Selina. He said let’s shoot a music video. I would like to say I had a lot to do with the video but I was recording myself. Ruskin came to me and said we need a budget for this video and I said how much, expecting it to be a few hundred, and he said £20 should cover it, we need to buy some tights and mascara! When I first saw it, I was really impressed. I really want to shoot two more songs with him. Youtube is one of the main reasons I have blown. I hate to admit that I’m a Youtube act, but yeah, I am.” He added: “No-one’s really selling records anymore and people are making careers out of being live acts and you have to be seen to be real. No-one is going to buy your stuff if they don’t like you.”
Catch Ed Sheeran at the Gold Coast Ocean Fest in Croyde on 17-19 June, Falmouth’s Princess Pavillions on 20 June,Glastonbury Festival, Barn on the Farm in Gloucestershire or at Wakestock and Croissant Neuf in Wales. His debut album is out in the Autumn, see www.edsheeran.com for more info. 8|
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Following the recent release of their hotly-tipped second album ‘Smoking in Heaven’, London-based brother/sister trio Kitty, Daisy & Lewis are heading to the South West as part of their first proper headlining tour in the UK. The band’s youngest, Kitty Durham, spoke to Rob Sleigh about the album and their rise to glory. How does a band know when they’ve well and truly made it? When they first hear one of their songs played on the radio? Or when they see one of their videos being shown on MTV? Or it could even be the first time they grace the stage at Glastonbury Festival. For Kitty, Daisy & Lewis – who, incidentally, have already achieved all of the above, that revelatory moment was probably when they were asked to support Coldplay on their US tour by none other than Chris Martin himself. “It came as quite a shock because we’d heard that he’d been bigging us up on the radio,” admits Kitty. “It was pretty much our first proper tour. I’d literally just left school about two days before we flew out. It was kind of like being thrown in at the deep end, but it was really fun.” Long before Kitty, Daisy & Lewis started making music professionally, the three siblings had grown up listening to and playing music together with their parents. Kitty confirms that, as things progressed, a more long-term plan seemed like the most natural course to take: “It never really occurred to us at the beginning that we were a band, because we’d been playing together at home for so long anyway. We never really set out to achieve anything, it was just kind of playing for fun. It was while I was at school that it really started to take off. I realised that there was nothing at school that I was really interested in, so I just kind of went with it.”
She goes on to explain how, coming from a very musical household, they were never short of opportunities to practise and try to learn new instruments – something that they would later enhance for their flavoursome blend of traditional genres including rhythm and blues, rockabilly and ska: “Ever since I can remember, there’s been stuff lying around the house like pianos and guitars. It was just fun for us to pick them up and play. A lot of parents would be like ‘don’t touch that, you’ll break it’, but they just let us do what we wanted to do.” After two albums, worldwide tours and a plethora of festival slots, things are now quite different from their days playing music at home. However, Kitty reassures us that the difficulties of being in a band are somewhat simpler to cope with when you all come from the same family: “Obviously, there can be a lot of arguments and stuff, but that happens in any family and any band. The good thing about us is that if we shout at each other and say ‘I’m leaving the band’, you know it’s not going to happen.” With the release of ‘Smoking in Heaven’ bringing the trio further into the limelight, Kitty says: “You’re expected to do certain things, release a certain amount of albums, get on this TV show and that radio thing. It can be a bit of a pain in the arse, but it’s good fun.”
See Kitty, Daisy & Lewis live at Exeter Cavern on June 9 and check out their website at www.kittydaisyandlewis.com
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Self professed ‘rock n’ roll weirdos’ The Computers hail from Exeter, and sound like a pissed-off Chuck Berry who has shredded his throat by eating glass. It may be said too often in the world of music journalism, but this contingent of energetic rockabilly punks really are doing something different. Slicing through the music scene in a ferocious tempo that would make Peaches Geldolf cry like a little girl. With a name like The Computers synthesizers and auto-tune come to mind. “We were chatting and we just thought what the fuck do you call a band? We didn’t want to come up with anything clever. We were joking around pointing out inanimate objects, someone said ‘The Computers’; we thought it was funny as it was faux futuristic. Just to clarify we’re not an electro outfit,” states lead singer Alex. He goes on to explain how they formed their intensely entertaining, yet peculiar sound: “I’ve known Nic (bass and vocals) since we were both little kids as we lived on the same estate in Exeter. We started The Computers because various other bands became defunct and we wanted to do something with a particular sound. We used to see Aidan at shows and we knew he was always really cool. We got to know him better and he started doing merchandise for us, but we ended up getting him in on drums. Technically The Computers were around before, but as far as I’m concerned they didn’t exist until he joined. I’d say we’re influenced by the best of rock n’ roll, soul and psyche all from the 50s, 60s, and 70s. That would be a broad way of saying it.” Nic admits they shock crowds with their on-stage antics. “I want people to be shocked. It’s better to provoke a
reaction than no reaction.” Alex also believes their live set leaves an impression: “You’re going to remember who we are as we don’t sound like a lot of bands that we have supported. We all wear the same clothes and we’re fucking weird.” The band recently recorded their debut album, This is The Computers, live-to-tape in San Diego with a little help from punk legend, John Reis. “Obviously we’re massive John Reis fans. We played a few shows supporting Rocket from the Crypt and we were in awe of them. We wondered if John knew who we were so Aidan went up to him after a gig and asked him, it turned out that he was really in to us so we exchanged numbers. I gave him a call a week later and he booked a studio for us to record the album. We recorded the whole album in four days. We had three days of pre-production at his house and John was telling us ‘don’t do it like that do it like this,’ It’s undeniable that he is a big influence to the album, because he played on a lot of it. After playing a few times in his house John wanted us to record the album all live. We thought we weren’t good enough, but he thought we were. It is a cool thing to do and we had the chance to do it – so we did. This album certainly has a live sound to it, kind of what you are going to hear at a show, but not quite. Listen and you’ll get it.”
Their single, Music is Dead is out on May 2, followed by their raw debut album, This is The Computers, on May 16. 12 |
Check out our latest selection of street art from across the South West, inc pieces from Bristol, Barnstaple and Plymouth
Image: AME72 at Upfest’10
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Alex Rice T-Shirt: Topman; Shorts: H&M; Sunglasses: Rayban purchased on Ebay; Hat: BOX
Joe Redfern T-Shirt: H&M; Jumper: H&M. Shorts: Volcom Online
Ben McCardle T-Shirt: HMV. Shorts: Madhouse.
Nick Martin T-Shirt: Superdry; Shorts:Animal.
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Bryony Warner Dress: New Look; Sunglasses: Claireâ€™s Accessories
Tom Webb T-Shirt:Fourty5; Shorts: Topman; Belt: Zara
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Kat Hounsham Vest: New Look; Cardigan:H&M; Leggins: New Look
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Emma Hanton Vest: Topshop; Trousers: ASOS; Cardigan: H&M; Sunglasses: Primark
Shiny happy stylish people spotted enjoying the sun at Plymouth Hoe this month
Photos: Jodie Clamp
Brights Angelina wears Tavarez wrap dress ÂŁ35.
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Angelina wears - Mayan Zipper dress £40
Masha on the LHS wears - Rosey Rara dress, £35. Martina on the RHS wears- Dotty sweetheart dress £35.
Masha wears- San marco wrap dress, £35
T-shirt - Volcom tee shirt Cool Guy Kit colour violet £24 Shorts - Volcom shorts Fruckin chino shorts black £45
Female on left - DC Carrera sun dress colour purple/red check £35 Angelina wears - Kamalo dress - £35. Male in middle - Grip logo Hoodie in Red £25 Female on right - Volcom grow old large tee shirt black £30
Photos: Lucia Griggi / www.luciadaniellagriggi.co.uk Models: Angelina, Masha & Martina Stockists: Photos, stylingwww.kuccia.com and models supplied by Paul Salmon at www.crazyfish.biz
Clothes supplied by Grip Skate Shop, 34a Meneage St, Helston, Cornwall, TR13 8AB www.griphelston.co.uk www.247magazine.co.uk
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It’s time to get your feet out and feel Flip Flop-tastic
1. Volcom Creedlers, £18.99, www.volcom.com 2. Surfdome Miami Sunset Flipflops, £7.99, www.surfdome.com 3. ALS Waffle Flip Flop, £12.99, www.millets.co.uk 4. Mens Reef Trinidad (multi coloured), £12, www.reef.com 5. Santa Rosa SE (Tudor) Shaka, £28, www.vans.com 6. Lanai (Ando & Friends), £12, www.vans.com 7. Manuka Wrap Leather, £45, www.cushe.com 8. Riders Cape, £19.95, www.riderflipflops.co.uk 9. Riders Sand Dune, £19.95, www.riderflipflops.co.uk
descend into Cornwall
It is a rare occasion when one of the world’s finest pro skateboarder teams come over to the UK, from the USA, to put on demos. It’s even rarer for them to make the effort to travel down to the South West, but the Fallen shoe company skateboard team clearly know where it’s at, as they made it over to Truro.
Black Box Distribution, in association with Dan from The Rolling People Distribution and SJ Skate Store in Truro, brought over the Fallen team to treat the skateboarders of Cornwall to autograph signings, and a demonstration of their incredible talents at the Mt.Hawke board, bike and scooter park. The crowd was buzzing with excitement and anticipation, and the mood was lifted further thanks to Irie-selector from Beats Workin‘ Skate Shop, Barnstaple, who played an easy-rocking mix of hip hop and reggae. The atmosphere was one of pure fun, with skaters of all ages having a great time as they waited for the team to arrive. And when they did arrive, they just came in and started riding, getting straight down to business as the promotions team handed out foam fingers and stickers to the crowd, who were lined up all around the course, trying to get the best possible view of the insanely good skating. What went down, as far as skateboarding is concerned, was nothing short of legendary. The Fallen team absolutely ripped the place apart with their skills, although Tom Asta was unable to ride due to a broken arm. With phenomenal speed and tremendous bravery, they repeatedly threw themselves off ledges, banks and ramps and down rails. There was no apparent regard for their own safety, flipping their boards in combinations of horizontal spins and simultaneous vertical rotations, and then landing and rolling away with the crowd cheering and hollering every time they did something impressive, which was pretty much constantly.
The casual, humble attitude and overall friendliness of the skaters was warming to witness as they signed autographs, posed for photographs and chatted with the skaters in between their runs, and as they rested. They skated for nearly two hours before they stopped to throw some Fallen T-shirts, bandannas and stickers out into the crowd, which is always a fun and entertaining event to witness as the kids all scramble to try and grab some free product. After this the team stopped to grab a snack, and then got straight back to work, sitting at a table for an autograph session, and staying until everyone had been given a signed ‘Fallen’ poster and some stickers. Overall the event was a great success for all involved Mt.Hawke Skatepark, Rolling people distribution and SJ Skate Shop, and the skaters of the Southwest. Speaking to the team members themselves, they all agreed that they had enjoyed the demo as the skaters were so hyped and appreciative to see them ride, and said that Mt.Hawke was a fun place to skate. Let’s hope for more of this in the future. Words Thom Bleasdale // Photos: Shigeo - Fallen // Signing photos: Thom Bleasdale (www.bleasdalephoto.com)
Tommy Sandoval, Jamie Thomas, Garret Hill, Tom Asta, Anthony Schulz, Jack Curtin, Jon Dickson and Dane Burman; eight of the finest professional skateboarders in the world, with too many accolades to count between them - including numerous magazine cover shots, competition wins, and Tommy Sandoval’s Gold and Silver X-Games medals.
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Music Arash Torabi
David Comes To Life
(Matador) The best thing about Fucked Up is how many blinkered, self-righteous hardcore fans they lose upon each release. Hopefully, with this beast of a rock opera, the Canadian mavericks will lose them all. After a typically portentous intro the duelling vocals of ‘Queen Of Hearts’ ebb and flow between Damian’s monotone bark and Sandy Miranda’s gentle coo: hinting at a far more ambitious oeuvre. Indeed, what follows is more than an hour of beautifully crafted, psychedelic punk rock – revolving around the metaphysical saga of our protagonist David – that has more than a passing resemblance to The Who’s Quadrophenia: a blitz of passionate rock’n’roll, one man’s aching self-reflection, overblown to the max. Perfect.
(City Slang) Without bands like O’Death the world really would be a dismal and deluded place. Peddlers of idiosyncratic Americana and desolate folk song, the New York quintet have survived their drummer’s osteosarcoma to arrive at an album that sounds like it was carved out of hope and despair in equal measure. ‘Bugs’ sounds like Elliott Smith before the psychosis set in, with boldly recorded banjo, fiddle and shuffling snare join in the fray; ‘Alamar’ is a stark, brooding dirge with mournful violins and junkyard percussion; while ‘Black Dress’ flirts with an eastern European motif as Greg Jamie woefully pleads “Pray for me” in a fragile timbre that begs to be heeded. Sublime.
(Wichita Recordings) If there’s one element that really makes this American duo stand out, it’s their strong emphasis on rhythm. Drummer, Logan Kroeber plays like a man possessed, battering the hell out of a simple kit, usually consisting of nothing more than a snare or a tom. His patterns are also quite complex, machine-like and unusual. Put this together with Meric Long’s fiercelystrummed acoustic guitar, crashing power chords and imaginative song structures, and you have The Dodos. The opening song, Black Night sets the scene for a stomping album, and they pause for breath with Companions. Operating on an if-it-ain’t-broke-don’t-fix it theory, No Colour fits in well with their previous work: a hybrid of folk-punk and tribal/danceable drumming.
Let’s Wrestle Nursing Home
(Full Time Hobby) This second album from Let’s Wrestle sees the London indie trio step up a gear with a harder sound, produced by the iconic Steve Albini. They keep it raw all the way with a live approach, throughout the album. Singer/ guitarist, Wesley Patrick Gonzalez maintains his trademark rough-and-ready singing style, even on the slower songs like For My Mother. I’m So Lazy is one of the standout songs, with a good old kick-ass throbbing bass part. There’s a Rockstar in My Room is just one example of the D.I.Y punk spirit of the band. Here is a band that does what it wants, without giving a shit about anybody else. And it suits them very well.
Kitty, Daisy & Lewis
(Time For Action)
Smoking In Heaven
It’s heartening to know that there are fresh-faced music makers out there who still look to the ‘50s and ‘60s for all their inspiration. London via Durham trio, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, have already blessed us with one album of exquisite vintage rock’n’roll, this time round they’ve broadened their palette to embrace the roots of ska (recent single ‘I’m Sorry Now features trumpet legend Rico Rodrigeuz) and soul – although they’re clearly more at home with rockabilly than anything else. What’s so loveable about the sibling ensemble is their decidedly wonky grasp on the technicalities combined with an unadulterated passion for old music: a rarity in an age of computerised perfection.
Sons & Daughters Mirror Mirror
(Domino) Well, I don’t think anyone saw that coming. Celt-twang rockers, Sons & Daughters, have transmogrified into ‘80s-rooted, post-punk electro-revivalists. It’s as if a Gang Of Four (with Siouxsie Sioux at the helm) have burst into the bank and taken the Scottish quartet hostage, tossing aside their rootsy mores and cracking open the jittery synths and dead-eyed stares. Thankfully, they do it really well. ‘Breaking Fun’ creeps along a paranoiac knife-edge; the spartan ‘Orion’ is a loving, Cure-esque conceit; while the brilliantly motorik ‘Rose Red’ finds Adele Bethel doing her finest Toyah (circa-’Ieya’) impression. As re-inventions go, this is up there with actor-turned-jazzer, Hugh Laurie.
Sonically Sound Gloucester Mod quartet deliver their debut album of energetic power-pop, with the relevant imagery and artwork to boot. It’s generally the sound of the late 70s Mod revival, and it works because most of the songs are strong enough to stand up by themselves. However, recycled Jam riffs and lyrics (Ego) are probably best kept only for live shows. But there are plenty of highlights to make up for that, like the opener, Growing Up, the charged-up Taste of Honey. They change the gear with slower tender songs, such as Promise and Trinity. OK, they may not be pretty poster boys, but they can win hearts with melodic guitar lines, passionate vocals, harmony and powerful delivery. A winner.
Michael Franti & Spearhead
The Sound of Sunshine
(EMI) Michael Franti’s one of the good guys: a renowned humanitarian who helps people with various projects. He’s also previously known for his work with punk rockers, The Beatnigs and ‘90s right-on hip-hoppers, Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy. But despite his credentials and well intentions, this collection of sugary feel-good songs fails to impress. Songs such as Hey Hey Hey and Say Hey (I Love You) are as painfully cheesy as their titles suggest. Watered-down mainstream productions, lazy melodies and uninspiring lyrics. Some songs have a pleasant head-nod quality, but the bulk of the album suggests a man desperate for mass appeal. Tampon or fast food adverts beckon.
The Wages Of Fear (Naim Edge Records)
Named after the 1953 film and with one of those covers that instantly jumps out at you, Tellison’s second album is destined for good things. But it’s not just the name and artwork which grab you, but the cache of catchy, melodic tunes with an undercurrent of academia. The literary references lift the songs out of the relationship focused norm onto a plateau of contemplation. The US-tinged Edith Wharton acts as an ode to the Pulitzer-prize winning novelist and harnesses a Bowling for Soup style oomph minus the whiney voice. In fact, Stephen’s voice is a sonic delight. Slow burners, such as My Wife’s Grave In Paris, have definite sniffs of a slightly less Scottish Biffy Clyro (even though their front man is Scottish). Destined for good things indeed.
The Bookhouse Boys Tales To Be Told
(Black Records) There’s been a wave of stadia ready, dramatic, baritone indie bands recently and it can be easy to blend but The Bookhouse Boys don’t do that. In this debut album, they serenade their influences with the love and devotion they deserve. From Paul Simon’s undeniable songwriting ability to Richard Hawley’s confident and brooding vocals or the grandeur of early Muse and the excellence of Stereolab, it’s all there in one form or another. In fact, the only song which draws simple comparison to White Lies and co is penultimate track With You. The Lush-esque vocals on Fever Lullaby mix with the orchestral arrangement to make the song sound like a Bond theme. A definite stand out track.
Emmy The Great Virtue
(Close Harbour) A well as being painfully beautiful, Emmy has one of those enviable dreamy voices. Like Ellen and the Escapades, there is a raw and honest charm about the songs and that the way they are executed. This offering is much more mature and complex than her debut album and reading the press notes it’s clear to see why –she took one of those journey’s of discovery you read about/watch on the big screen after losing her fiancé to God. Sounds a bit contrived, but then most of the best musicians are made after break ups right? Here, we see the penny drop in Paper Forest (In The Afterglow Of Creation) a Patti Smith inspired ballad about dissatisfaction.
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 5.1 Remasters (EMI)
Ok, so these new editions of Let Love In, Murder Ballads, The Boatman’s Call and No More Shall We Part all have second discs with DVD extras such as the album remastered in 5.1 surround sound, bonus tracks including singles b-sides, videos and short films but for me this quadruplet of perfection was all about re-awakening my love for Cave and his early back catalogue. I’d become a little blinded by his various reincarnations with Grinderman etc and I’d forgotton the mesmerising simplicity of songs like The Brompton Oratory, Sweetheart Come, Lay Me Low and Henry Lee. Without wanting to rely solely on a tried and tested cliché – these are a must have for all Nick Cave fans.
Music Aldo Vanucci
(Studio Rockers Records)
Gloss Drop When Tyondai Braxton left Battles towards the end of sessions for their highly anticipated 2nd album, many may have expected the remaining members to struggle. However, Gloss Drop is an exuberant joy. Whereas Battles’ early releases were perhaps easier to admire than love, this time around there is a sense of visceral abandon from the outset - thrilling & more accessible. Lead single, Ice Cream, proves something of a red herring, a slice of sunshine before the astonishing suite of Futura, Inchworm & Wall Street. And Gary Numan lends his vocal talents to the industrial My Machines & they save the best for last with the fantastic Sundrome.
Hot Sauce Committee Pt 2 (Capitol))
Anybody expecting anything new from Hot Sauce Committee Pt 2 (or indeed anticipating Pt 1, the name is a typically Beasties joke) may be a little disappointed. Here is a collection that draws on pretty much every aspect of the bands long career; the fuggy funk of Check Your Head (Say It), the goofy hip-hop of Hello Nasty (Nonstop), the nod to their punk roots of Lee Majors Come Again and the instrumental groove of Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament. There is little here that matches their previous, era-defining highs and at some point somebody has to call them on some of their more liberally recycled rhymes, but it’s good to have them back with an at times irresistible party album.
TV On The Radio Nine Types Of Light (Interscope)
After 2008’s Dear Science, a strangely unsettling take on dance floor friendly art-rock, this appears at first to herald a new, positive perspective from the Brooklyn band. Opener Second Song repeats joyously ‘Every lover on a mission, shift your known position, into the light’. The darker political undertones of previous records are usurped by love fuelled sermons, urging the listener to ‘keep your heart, if the world all falls apart’ However, towards the second half of the record things get familiarly skittery and tense. New Cannonball Blues and Repetition evoke past glories, fuelling the funk with krautrock momentum, all adding up to another in their series of exhilarating releases.
Songs Of Love And Loss Volumes 1 & 2 (Believe Digital) Roy Harper has in many ways been the quintessential musicians’ musician, adored by the likes of Kate Bush, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, Joanna Newsom and Fleet Foxes, yet his brand of jazz-inspired rambling political folk has always been a little too esoteric for mainstream tastes. This compilation is an attempt to summarize a career that begins with Harper having plenty in common with the likes of Davy Graham and Bert Jansch on the likes of Black Cloud and ends with him sounding resolutely out on his own, with surreal, meandering and highly polished material like Waiting For Godot. Modern listeners may find some of the later material a little smooth and lyrically hectoring but anybody intrigued could do worse than to invest in Stormcock and then this. www.247magazine.co.uk
These guys are apparently the pioneers of live dubstep not sure how they do this live but the production on this album is crisp as hell. Whilst the genre is undoubtedly dubstep, there are a whole host of influences that shine through on this, from world music and jazz to uk funky and electronica. Getting the stamp of approval from Gilles Peterson amongst others and a whole host of festival appearances under their belt, I think these will be ones to watch, not quite onto radio 1 a list like chase and status but sure to become festival favourites. If you like your dubstep eclectic and forward thinking and not just aimed at the dancefloor with maximum wobble then this is worth checking.
Hocus Pocus 16 Pieces (Onandon)
There are days when saying the words “hip hop jazz band from france”, would make me sigh and reach for the nearest drum n bass banger to get the taste out of my ears, but whether it’s the late hour I’m listening to this or the fact that this is actually a very good album despite those dreaded words. These guys have worked with a more than decent line ups of guests Alice Russell, J Medeiros, show that they are well connected but for me the real charm is the great melodies, possibly because I don’t speak french but more than likely down to the quality of the groove.One for the more mature reader or the more adventurous music lover but one worth the narrow road.
Pursuit Grooves Frantically Hopeful
www.myspace.com/thatbandok Cardiff pop-rockers, OK, are a bright and breezy bunch, wrestling with tight guitars and clear-cut melodies, like Razorlight in a very good mood. This may or may not have you running for the nearest vomitorium but it’s nowhere near as bad as it sounds. The DIY puppet video to ‘Lego’ further imbues the band’s evident penchant for innocent japery, the song itself dashing by in a whirl of radio-friendly cheer. Meanwhile the likes of ‘Perfect World’ and ‘Here’s To Never Looking Back’ betray a sense of longing and melancholy: so it’s not all carefree fun and frolics chez OK. There’s nothing groundbreaking here but the band’s honest delivery is infectiously engaging all the same.
www.myspace.com/ parringtonjackson For the record, Parrington Jackson was the victim of an unsolved 1940s murder. So far, so noir. Despite that unwieldy and morbid moniker the music is far easier on the palate. A psychedelic melange of Mansun-esque yearning and twinkling guitars (with a light sprinkling of Matt Bellamy), the Bristol quintet hark back to the ‘90s for inspiration on ‘Scarred Lust’, the ominous ‘Drapes’ and the ethereal ‘Think Like Them’, which isn’t a bad thing unless you refuse to update the template. The jury’s out in this instance but the ‘Jackson do have a well-tuned ear for the kind of reflective, grandiose rock that flooded into the postshoegaze vacuum back in the day.
Years ago when I still danced in clubs my perfect tune would have been something that made me dance and that I could singalong to, after a few years of that I discovered a whole universe of music that you didn’t dance and sing to. If my perfect song of yesteryear were a jedi, let’s say Obi wan Kenobi, then this album is Darth Vader. I so want the band to use that in their press releases.. This album is a challenging listen for me, it really was hard work but by the end I could feel the dark side starting to seep into me, an album of non looped very chopped up drums, stuttering synths, squelchy bass and leftfield noises and musical themes. It didn’t surprise me that this guy went to art school and all that that implies. If you never tend to like the albums I rave about in here then I urge you to check this, you say Tomarto I say Tomayto.
(Boka Records) When I saw that Skream was into this guy I was expecting dubstep, who wouldn’t, but what I got was a vast array of dance music influenced tracks that had that dubstep snare sound but weren’t just one genre. For me the highlights are the vocal tracks, some well chosen singers and the seemingly omni present Foreign Beggars. It says here that both King Tubby and Serge Gainsborg are influences, I would say that Metalheads and Shy FX are more what has inspired this. More an album for home listening than club bangers. If you’re more into Breakage than Skrillex then this is one for you to check.
I like the name Neotropics. It conjures up vivid imagery of post-punk sophistication. But the Bristol-via-London trio don’t quite have the sonic goods to match. Benign electro-pop with delusions of Pet Shop Boys is all well and good when there’s some vestige of attitude but ‘Take The Wheel’ gets lost in its own sense of earnestness despite a clear vision and a pretty anthemic coda. As for the auto-tuned, vocoder vocals that run amok – most notably on ‘Running’ – it beggars belief that anyone finds this kind of studio indulgence effective. Still, if there’s an audience for it, be my guest. I’ll just go with my ‘Neotropics are the new Fugazi’ fantasy ‘til tea-time.
www.myspace.com/jackhatchband Yet more Somerset-based beat-niks in the shape of power-pop trio, Jackhatch. You know those bands who clogged up Channel 4’s Orange Unsigned programme with their animated faces and perfectly placed bridges? Jackhatch remind me of them. Nice boys, bit cheeky, inoffensive tunes. I wouldn’t be surprised if they’re on the next series, if it gets commissioned. The band clearly spend ample rehearsal time on their vocal harmonies, which always floats my boat, and songs like ‘Not Much Closer’ and ‘Mindy’ are nifty enough pop songs but it doesn’t loosen my bowels. I want my bowels loosened. Send me some bowelloosening music, please. Thank you very much
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Cribbs Caribbean Restaurant
33 Arwenack Street, Falmouth, TR11 3JE / 01326 210000 Considering the small size of Falmouth, residents are spoilt for choice when it comes to world cuisine. But if you’re looking for something a little bit alternative, Cribbs Caribbean Restaurant sits, quite unassumingly, in the heart of Falmouth town centre. The inside of Cribbs is cosy and intimate: a relaxing environment that feels personal and inviting. It has a definite Caribbean feel without being cheesy, clichéd, or in your face. Although, we would have quite liked an umbrella in our Bahama Mama cocktails! Providing a wealth of typical Island food alongside and intertwined with Cornish classics, Cribbs caters for everyone. Whether you want Jamaican Jerk Chicken or Falmouth Bay Scallops, vegetarian, vegan, or children friendly options, it’s all there. And it all looks, sounds, and smells delicious. Head Chef John, who hails from St. Vincent, is The Brains behind the menu. Everything looks completely fit to burst with flavour. This is definitely a menu of passion, and food is cooked to nourish and sustain. Warning: not for the faint of heart. Herbs and spices here pack a punch! Service is polite and friendly without being intrusive or annoying. They genuinely seem to care that you enjoy yourself. Two courses of an evening will cost you around £20. Weekdays tend to be quieter, but Friday to Sunday book ahead to guarantee a table! Cribbs is open all day. Hannah Giles
Exeter Herbies Restaurant
15 North Street, Exeter, EX4 3QS / 01392 258473 If you like healthy eating with a difference, you’ll love Herbies. It’s is family-run, fully licensed and affordable, with main courses around and below the £10 mark, and starters around, or less than, £5. There’s plenty of variety on the menu, and they can adapt it for vegan diets and allergies too. Portions are huge (they’ll box it up for you if you can’t finish) and presentation is immaculate. The relaxed atmosphere has a genuinely bohemian feel and paintings by local artists and staff hang from the walls. The place was packed on the weeknight we visited and after trying the food, it’s easy to see why. The Nachos Supreme is a superb vegetarian chilli dish, decorated with fresh guacamole, sour cream, salsa and jalapeño peppers. The potato and bean shoot salad that came with it was most impressive, and it could have easily served as a meal by itself. The wine and beer are organic, and there’s a good range of hot drinks such as cappuccino, Darjeeling and Earl Grey tea. Lunchtimes on Monday to Friday are from 11am-2.30pm, and on Saturday: 10.30am-3.30pm. Evenings opening times: Tuesday-Saturday 6pm-9.30pm. Arash Torabi
TRURO Archie Browns
05 Kenwyn Street, Truro, TR1 3BX / 01872 278622 Archie Browns provides delicious vegetarian and vegan dishes that can entice the most stubborn of meat-lovers. The homely and friendly café is located above their health food shop in Truro and boasts a variety of wholesome delights in a relaxed setting. From hearty falafel to gorgeous salads with a selection of healthy add-ons of crispy tofu nuggets or roasted vegetables, the menu alone provides many veggie treats. They also present a packed and moderately priced specials board, all of the appetising dishes cost around £7 to £9. I ordered the roast goats cheese, beetroot and quinoa burger, which was served with a heavenly salad of vibrant leafy greens, chickpeas, pumpkin seeds and delicate edible flowers. I was impressed with the gigantic drinks menu that offered Sicilian lemonade, fresh coffee, healthy coffee substitutes, homemade smoothies and organic beers. The eatery is well equipped for gluten-free diets and sources most of its ingredients from local producers. Scrumptious homemade cakes and pudding are also on offer including many gluten-free goodies, vegan custard and Swedish dairy-free ice cream. Archie Browns serves breakfast from 9-11am and lunch from 12-3pm. Ben Perks
PLYMOUTH Shirley Valentines Taverna
12 New Street, The Barbican, Plymouth / 01752669686 Plymouth Barbican and Waterfront has long been a hot bed of quality gastronomy, with menus including fresh local produce and a cultural variety. Venturing just a few steps further back from the bustling main street can however, bring amazingly fruitful rewards. Shirley Valentine’s Taverna is tucked away on New Street, Plymouth, offering a quality mix of gastronomic escapism and food miles that barely reach double figures. Turkish and Greek cuisine dominate the menu, with a large selection of Meze and dipping platters, including a plethora of full flavoured vegetarian options. The welcome and service are faultless and the portions are delightfully generous. Mounds of unctuous soft Beef Stifado, in red wine and baked onions, or the fillet of Panga fish come served with side salad, rice and roast potatoes. Sipping on a dark, rich Turkish coffee served in the traditional Cezve, or appreciating the heady caramel aroma of Metaxa Brandy accentuates this beautifully transformed Tudor House: a most relaxing dining experience. Tucked away like a back alley bazaar in Istanbul, Shirley Valentine’s Taverna is a true diamond in the rough and well worth seeking out. Neil Dodd magazine | 27
Listings Your essential guide to the best events taking place over the next month
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1 – 4 June Do we look like refugees?! Drum Theatre, Royal Parade, 01752 267222, theatreroyal.com, 7.45pm, £8 - £12 Do We Look Like Refugees?! is a verbatim play by Alecky Blythe created from interviews with refugees who lost their homes after the 2008 August War between Georgia and Russia. Alecky’s last play at the Drum Theatre was 2008’s The Girlfriend Experience. Stories of love and enterprise emerge in this poignant and humorous play.
2 – 4 June FELA!
Theatre Royal, Royal Parade, 01752 267222, theatreroyal.com, 7.30pm, £12 - £28 FELA! tells the true story of the legendary Nigerian musician Fela Kuti, whose soulful and stirring Afrobeat rhythms ignited a generation. Inspired by his mother, a civil rights champion, he defied a corrupt and oppressive military government and devoted his life and music to the struggle for freedom and human dignity.
7 – 11 June The Man
Drum Theatre, Royal Parade, 01752 267222, theatreroyal.com, 7.45pm, £8 - £12 Tax is really, really taxing for Ben Edwards. Self-employed, and afraid... and now he must face his dreaded self assessment form, with every receipt evoking the good times and the bad – memories of things gone wrong, gone right, the journeys he’s been on, the relationships that have begun and ended and the people he has lost. With each receipt drawn out at random, Ben begins to stitch together the patchwork quilt that was his tax year – a year that was both hilarious and tragic, all mixed up in one shoebox of receipts. A blackly comic and uniquely interactive performance from award winning playwright James Graham - the story unfolds in a different order, selected at random, every single night.
9 June When will I be famous?
The Plough Arts Centre, 9 – 11 Fore Street, Great Torrington, EX38 8HQ 01805 624624, theploughartscentre.org.uk 8pm, £11 How easy is it to become famous? After last year’s hit comedy Poles Apart, Hard Graft return with a brand new show. This
time they’ll be trying to become famous in three months. Featuring Britain’s Got Talent’s Amanda Holden, Piers Morgan, and many more celebrities, this will no doubt be their best show ever. Oh yes, before you all rush out and buy tickets to see Holden, Morgan and the likes, please note they won’t be there in person, that ticket would be far more expensive!
9 – 11 June BLOK/EKO
Exeter Northcott, Stocker Road, Exeter, 01392 493493, exeternorthcott.com 7.30pm, £14 With its cast of 110, BLOK/EKO is a surging, boiling crucible of language and imagery about obsession. It is about pain, poetry and medicine, and most touchingly, the lifelong passion of a queen for her servant.
14 June Edge
Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Exeter, 01392 667080, exeterphoenix.org.uk 8pm, £10 EDge features a new generation of the most promising contemporary dancers performing commissions by exciting young choreographers. Led by new Artistic Director Jeanne Yasko, EDge’s 2011 tour showcases performances by a strong and diverse ensemble of 12 dancers.
14 – 18 June Blues Brothers 2011
SUPER TROUPER formerly ABBA MANIA, is now accepted as the world’s number one touring production. Featuring a special concert presentation, which celebrates the music of ABBA in a respectful and enjoyable way, reviving special memories of when ABBA ruled the airwaves.
18 June I am a poetato
Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Calstock, 01822 833183, calstockarts.org.uk, 8pm, £11 John Hegley, the popular comedian and poet, provides a special preview of his new show prior to its appearance at the Edinburgh Festival. John has previously worked with two children’s theatre groups, Interaction and Soapbox, as well as establishing his own adult career through appearances on John Peel’s radio show and at the Comedy Store in London.
18 June Spirit Of Discovery Tour
prideinplymouth.org.uk/discoverytour-and social, 6.30pm, £10 With the commencement of Plymouth Pride Forum’s archive project, exploring Plymouth’s history has never been more relevant for the LGBT community so we’re offering you the chance to hop aboard Beryl the Bus for a whistle stop tour around some of the city’s most significant historical landmarks and colourful past. There will be a celebratory G&T at the Refectory (Plymouth Gin) where we can update you about the archive and exhibition. Show the city which bus you’re on, see the website for more information and to book your place.
Theatre Royal, Royal Parade, 01752 267222, theatreroyal.com, 7.30pm, £12 - £26 The legendary original tribute to the blues brothers is back in the UK at last! On their mission to bring ‘Soul and Blues’ 20 – 25 June back into your heart, the boys are joined by one of Europe’s finest seven piece Calendar Girls bands and the sassy Bluettes; three Princess Theatre, Torbay Road, amazing ladies with voices to knock you 01803 290228, princesstheatre.org. clean off your perch! uk, 7.30pm, £11.75 - £27.25 Following an award winning West End run and a sell out, record breaking week 14 – 18 June in Torquay Calendar Girls is coming back Bunny one last time starring Lesley Joseph as Drum Theatre, Royal Parade, Miss October, Sue Holderness as Miss 01752 267222, theatreroyal.com, February, Ruth Madoc as Miss March, 7.45pm, £8 - £12 Kathryn Rooney as Miss September, Scorching heat. A fight. A car-chase. A Camilla Dallerup as Miss May, Helen siege. Feisty 18-year-old Katie is thrust Fraser as Miss January, Deena Payne as on a white-knuckle ride through one extraordinary evening when her boyfriend Miss July and Kasey Ainsworth as Miss November with Kevin Sacre as Lawrence is attacked on the street. Amidst the the photographer. baying for blood and the longing for love, Katie is forced to decide her future. A heartbreakingly vulnerable look at the complexities of growing up and the complications of racial diversity in Britain today.
17 June Super Trouper
Princess Theatre, Torbay Road, 01803 290228, princesstheatre.org. uk, 7.30pm, £11.75 - £27.25
21 June Random Dance
Hall for Cornwall, Black Quay, TR1 2LL, 01872 262466, hallforcornwall. co.uk 8pm, £12 - £16 Ten incredible dancers confront the distortions, sensuality and feeling of the 18th Century’s searing contemporary sensibility to a new, haunting score by the critically-acclaimed electronic artist Ben Frost. Staged in a mesmerising
Events environment of shadow and light (Random International, Lucy Carter) object, costume and film (Moritz Junge, Ravi Deepres) FAR binds cutting edge design with choreography made from a radical cognitive research process.
21 – 25 June Bound
Drum Theatre, Royal Parade, 01752 267222, theatreroyal.com, 7.45pm, £8 - £12 Six actors, five chairs, one table and an ocean…Compelled by the threat of bankruptcy, fishing trawler ‘The Violet’ and its mismatched crew are forced out into treacherous weather. Battling each others’ egos, their ‘lives’ ashore and a relentless storm, will they lose more than a way of life? Set in Brixham, Devon, Bound is a bracingly physical tragic comedy from Bear Trap Theatre Company.
21 – 25 June Man In The Mirror
Theatre Royal, Royal Parade, 01752 267222, theatreroyal.com, 7.30pm, £10 - £28 Man in the Mirror celebrates the amazing music of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson in a high octane production that spans over three decades starting with the early days of the Jackson Five through to some of the greatest hits in pop history.
Until 24 June Spoolhenge
Cube3 Gallery, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, 01752 585050, peninsula-arts.co.uk 10am to 5pm, Free Admission Anne Noble’s photographs of SPOOLHENGE taken at the South Pole station in 2008, propose a necessary antidote to the imagined landscapes of Antarctica – The South Pole – as a site of contemporary human habitation. SPOOLHENGE, a stack of discarded cable spools has been playfully arranged and named by South Pole workers. While referencing Stonehenge, this monument is a marker of our present rather than historical relationship to Antarctica.
Until 24 June Cabinet
Peninsula Arts Gallery, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, 01752 585050, peninsula-arts.co.uk 10am to 5pm, Free Admission Cabinet is an exhibition of works by twelve architects and designers who have had unprecedented access to the archives and collections of Plymouth City Museum. This unique collaboration has created extraordinary responses to a museum collection; questioning our cultural heritage and the relationship between the arts and public institutions. Enthralling and unsettling.
Film John Barker
Pandora’s Box (PG) 23 June Exeter Phoenix, 01392 667080, www. exeterphoenix.org.uk Dir: G.W. Pabst Starring: Louise Brooks, and Fritz Kortner 1928/ Ger/ 140 min Louise Brooks plays the femme fatale who brings about the death of her lover, evades justice and following a trail of blackmail, gambling and infatuation in Georg Pabst’s highly regarded silent film. Live Piano Accompaniment will be provided by National Film Theatre based Steven Horne whose silent film work has taken him to festivals worldwide.
Apocalypse Now (15)
3-9 June The Barn –
Dartington, 01803 847000, www. dartington.org/barn-cinema Dir: Francis Ford Coppola Starring: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, and Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper 1979/US/153 min This new digital restoration provides another chance to see on the big screen the war film to end all wars. Coppola’s retelling of Vietnam War follows the journey of Captain Willard as he is sent up river into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade Green Beret who has set himself up as a God among a local tribe. The overall experience is more hallucinogenic than a hundred Acid trips. Cave Of Forgotten Dreams 3-9 June Plymouth Arts Centre, 01752 206 114, www. plymouthartscentre.org Dir. Werner Herzog, France/ Canada/US/UK/Germany, 2010, 90 mins. In 1994, in a cave in southern France, three men discovered the world’s oldest cave paintings. In 2010, Werner Herzog gained permission to have unprecedented access to film the interior of the cave and its mesmerising drawings and he reveals to us the breathtaking subterranean world that leads to the 32,000-year-old artworks. Demand Zero Day: Countdown To Zero (PG) 5 May Exeter Phoenix, 01392 667080, www.exeterphoenix.org. uk Dir. Kiran Rao Starring: Aamir Khan, Prateik and Monica Dogra. 2010/India/ 100 min First time director Rao is the wife of Indian superstar and producer Aamir Khan, but this takes us well away from traditional Bollywood expectations. It creates a delightful portrait of Mumbai as seen through the interconnected lives of three people from different social and economic backgrounds – a frustrated artist, an American female financier taking time out and a lowly Dhobi (washboy) with big ideas. The Last Picture Show (15) 9 June TSavoy – Penzance, 01736 332 001, www. merlincinema.co.uk Director: Peter Bogdanovich Starring: Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges and Cybill Shepherd 1971/US/118 min A group of 50’s high schoolers come of age in a bleak, isolated, atrophied West Texas town that is slowly dying, both economically and culturally.
It won 2 Academy Awards, and 8 nominations. If you missed it the first time, you owe it to yourself to see it now.
Pina 3D (U)
12 – 14 June, Savoy –
X:MEN – FIRST CLASS (12A) Released: June 1 Dir: Michael Vaughn Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Kevin Bacon 2011/US/110min This summer blockbuster is a character-driven story that unveils the beginning of the X-Men saga – and a secret history of the Cold War and our world at the brink of nuclear Armageddon. As the first class discovers, harnesses, and comes to terms with their formidable powers, alliances are formed that will shape the eternal war between the heroes and villains of the X-Men universe. To be in with a chance of winning an X:Men – First Class goodie pack see www.247magazine.co.uk BAD TEACHER (15)
Released: 24 June Dir: Jake Kasdan Starring: Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel, and Justin Timberlake 2011/US/92min A comedy centred around a foul-mouthed, junior high teacher who, after being dumped by her sugar daddy, begins to woo a colleague - a move that pits her against a well-loved teacher. This romantic comedy should brighten up the comic-book filled Blockbuster season and watch out for another screen stealing performance form Justin Timberlake.
GREEN LANTERN (TBC)
Penzance, 01736 332 001, www. merlincinema.co.uk 15 June, Falmouth Phoenix, 01326 313072 www. merlincinemas.co.uk Dir: Wim Wenders Starring: Pina Bausch 2008/ UK/US/ 120 min Wim Wenders (Wings of Desire, Buena Vista Social Club) brings the work of Pina Bausch, one of dance’s most innovative choreographers, to extraordinary life in this elegant and exciting documentary. Focusing on four of Bausch’s most celebrated works performed by members of her repertoire, we see them staged in a variety of imaginative settings (a gym, a pool, the woods, in the city) and hear memories and recollections of the woman herself. Pirates of the Caribbean: on Stranger Tides (TBC) 1-6 June The Flavel Arts Centre – Dartmouth, Devon, 01803 839530, www.flavel.org.uk 10 - 16 June The Barn – Dartington, 01803 847000, www. dartington.org/barn-cinema Dir: Rob Marshall Starring: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Ian McShane and Penélope Cruz 2011/US/141 min Jack Sparrow (Depp) and Barbossa (Rush) embark on a quest to find the elusive fountain of youth, only to discover that Blackbeard (McShane) and his daughter are after it too. This fourth slice of ‘Pirates’ action is sure to keep kids and parents entertained with its enjoyable mix of humour and action.
Released : 17 June Director: Martin Campbell Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively and Peter Sarsgaard 2011/US/TBC A test pilot is granted a mystical green ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers, as well as membership into an intergalactic squadron tasked with keeping peace within the universe. Bonkers comic-book fun that seems utterly implausible, but could turn out to be cinematic gold!
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Live Weds 1 Bideford
JAM NIGHT Palladium Club, £free
JA FU RE COLLECTIVE The Oddfellows, 60 New North Road 8pm-late. £free.
VICTOR AND GUESTS The Studio Bar, 9pm, £free
Thurs 2 Exeter
FEAKSCENE with THE OUTDOOR TYPES, Cavern Club, Queens St, 9pm, £4/£3 before 10pm LIVE MUSIC IN THE BAR Exeter Picturehouse, 8.30pm, £free. Lara Conley, The Jesse Dansons, National Pastime & Hannah Stacey.
THE ALL SKAS Barley Sheaf Church St, 9pm, £free
THE FIRE ISLAND PINES The Studio Bar, 9pm, £free
THE ACOUSTIC CAFÉ The Cellar Bar, the Fortescue, Mutley Plain 8.30pm-12am, £1 Jimmy Buddha Om plus three guests each week, info 01752 66067 LIVE THURSDAYS Ride Café, Tavistock Place 9pm – 12am £free VINCE LEE AND BECCA LANGSFORD B-Bar, Barbican Theatre, £2 or free to B-Card holders, 9pm.
JAM NIGHT Chaplins Bar, £free.
LIVE BANDS Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 9pm, £free. Bands TBC,
Fri 3 Bideford
MUDDY RIVER BAND Palladium Club £tbc. Blues Rock.
EXETER RESPECT WARMUP WITH TRANSGLOBAL UNDERGROUND Exeter Phoenix 8.30pm-12am, £10. Phonic FM benefit night, support from Occam’s Razor.
9.30pm, £free Rockin Stompin Rythm and Blues & Wild Rock a Billy
THE PATRICK JAMES PEARSON BAND The Studio Bar, 9pm, £free
TONY HAVEN & ABEE HAGUE Gaslights Bar
CARPETFACE & AUDIBLE1 The Office Nightclub, 10pm
Sat 4 Bideford
WENDY MAYS BOOM BOOM ROOM Palladium Club £tbc. Soul, ska, boogaloo with DJ’s.
EXETER RESPECT FESTIVAL Belmont Park, 12pm – 7pm, £free. Exeter’s annual celebration of diversity in the heart of the city. Expect music, art, food, healing zone, campaigns and much more – a truly globally influenced festival. Music comes from 3 Daft Monkeys and, N.U.M.B, FOS Brothers from Ireland, acclaimed Indian vocalist Pooja Agra, Afrobeat band Zambula, reggae act Peachy Farmer, and Klezmer combo Hazaar, local bands and Phonic FM DJ’s.
LUKE SCOTT DUMPER & THOM WEEK Studio Bar, Bread St, £3/£2, 8pm. Full band playing. THE THOM WEEKS BAND The Studio Bar, 9pm, £free
THE WIRELESS Black Jacks, Barbican 9.30pm-12am, £free
HANTERHIR + PUNCH JUDY Gaslights Bar
RUDI’S MESSAGE The Railway 9.30pm
MAYBE NAKED Cavalier Inn, free entry, 9pm Rock covers band
Sun 5 Exeter
EXETER RESPECT FESTIVAL Belmont Park, 12pm – 6pm, £free. EXPOSURE - BAND SHOWCASE Cavern Club, Queen St, 7.30pm £4 JThe best in alternative sounds with CHASING HOLLYWOOD + TALL TREES + UNDER THE INFLUENCE + YOU ARE MY DOG. RESPECT CLOSING PARTY Exeter Phoenix, 7pm-11pm, £7. Phonic FM benefit night
FLATS AND SHARPS Vault Bar, 7pm, £free
BIRTHDAY BASHED! CORNWALL ROLLER DERBY’S FIRST BIRTHDAY FUNDRAISER Mango Tango, 9pm-2am, £3 Hedluv + Passman, The Flippin’ Knickers burlesque RUDI’S MESSAGE Seven Stars 9.30pm
LAND OF THE GIANTS Bar Deep
SHOOT THE CROW B-Bar, Barbican Theatre, £3, 9pm. THE BLACK DIAMONDS LIVE The Thistle Park Tavern Coxside,
THE WIRELESS Freedom Fields Festival 12pm-8pm, £free
HOSTED BY DUELING KAZOOS Live Bar, River St, 8pm, £3
Mon 6 Exeter
ODDFELLOWS OPEN MIC The Oddfellows, 60 New North Rd 7pm-late, £free.
THE HALF QUARTET The Refectory, Southside Street, 7.30pm-9.30pm, £free
Tues 7 Bideford
LIVE BANDS Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 9pm, £free. Bands TBC,
Fri 10 Barnstaple
IFUNK Claytons, free entry 9pm Funky pop covers band
BASILS BALLSUP BAND Palladium Club £tbc. Bonzoish mayhem
OPEN MIC JAM NIGHT Palladium Club £free
SANDFIRE SIREN Finn McCools
EXETER RIDE TO GLORY Cavern Club, Queens St, 8pm-1am The BOARDING HOUSE (Tim Ruck’s skate shop down Fore St) presents a video launch party with live bandds THE TEARAWAYS, NEVER SAY RAIN and Matt Idiom’s new punk band.
OPEN MIC Bac Bar, North Hill 10.30pm – late, £tbc
Weds 8 Exeter
THE ANGEL ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC The Angel, Opp Central Station, 8pm, £free Hosted by Billy Bottle – expect Folk, soul, jazz, song writers, reggae, poetry and comedy. CARPETFACE & AUDIBLE1 Mama Stones THOMAS TRUAX & GUESTS Cavern, Queens St 9pm-2am, £3
CAFÉ ACOUSTICA B-Bar, Barbican £free, 9pm REVOLUTION ACOUSTIC WEDNESDAY’S, Derrys Cross, £free, 9pm. Open Mic support slots, with showcased main acts.
Thurs 9 Exeter
LIVE MUSIC IN THE BAR Exeter Picturehouse, 8.30pm, £free. Guests Coby Grant, Jas Walker, Matt Calder & Annie Rew Shaw.
COMPANY B Barley Sheaf Church St, 9pm, £free
PUNK NIGHT The Studio Bar, 9pm, £free
THE ACOUSTIC CAFÉ The Cellar Bar, the Fortescue, Mutley Plain 8.30pm-12am, £1 Jimmy Buddha Om plus three guests each week, info 01752 660673 LIVE THURSDAYS Ride Café, Tavistock Place 9pm – 12am £free
JAM NIGHT Chaplins Bar, £free. Hosted by Unstrung Entertainments
P-A-U-L The Studio Bar, 9pm, £free WILLE AND THE BANDITS & LAND OF THE GIANTS White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station OUT TO GRASS B-Bar, Barbican Theatre, £5, 9pm.
RUDI’S MESSAGE The Rashleigh Arms 9.30pm
H.M.Z PRESENTS TWO’S COMPANY Zafiro’s 9pm, £free
Sat 11 Bideford
GANG OF THIEVES Palladium Club £tbc. Classic Rock covers band
INDIE CLUB with THE XCERTS Cavern Club, Queen St, 8pm2.30am £free B4 9pm. Live set from this indie rock band, alongside the usual Indie DJ’s
WE MAKE NOISES The Studio Bar, 9pm, £free
KAJ + SUPPORT Gaslights Bar
SALCOMBE FESTIVAL, Town Centre, 3pm, free Artists playing include Hamer & Isaacs Gypsy Swing Band, Thunderbridge Bluegrass Boys, Artwork, Ollie Naylor, Laura & Rob Williams, Harry Bignell, Ben Malley, Hana Lessare, Phoebe Taylor, Harry Hunt and many more. See www. salcombefestival.com for full line-up.
RUDI’S MESSAGE The Lifeboat 9.30pm
KITTY AND THE LOST BOYS Whitchurch Inn 8.30pm, £free
Sun 12 Falmouth
CARPETFACE & AUDIBLE1 Gyllingvase Beach Cafe,
MARTYN HARLEY Lusty Glaze Beach, 8pm, £tbc. Support from Brother and Bones.
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Live ‘Whose gigs? Our gigs!’
JOSHUA CAOLE Vault Bar, 7pm, £free
It’s an endurance test getting through a crust show. Everyone looks sullen, all shades of black dominate and the music bullies you into submission. Thankfully, there’s a lot to like when Utah’s GAZA hit the stage (White Rabbit, Plymouth, 13th April). Blessed with a long, tall singer (a lanky streak of piss, as my old man would say) the band’s lurching, arrhythmic, anarchist onslaught sounded like illness set to music, at seismic volume. Fucking great. From Seattle, TRAP THEM’s singer, Ryan McKenney, looks like he’s just had a rumble. You certainly get the impression that he’s had his fair share of altercations, especially when the band’s fearless grindcore kicks in and he mutates into a Rollins-esque ball of fury. Unfortunately, Finnish foursome, ROTTEN SOUND, couldn’t maintain the momentum despite their unholy marriage of crust and doom. One felt that maybe the effect was beginning to wear off after two hours of being punished by growling men and unforgiving guitars. Men of a decidedly different kind of mettle, THE XCERTS, are all about soulful generosity combined with towering riffs that never confuse or cudgel (White Rabbit, Plymouth, 15th April). Humble as ever, Murray McLeod leads his merry trio in the service of post-grunge but without any of the narco-trappings that put paid to the genre. Before them, hipster wannabes, YOU ANIMALS, were another one of those triumphs of form over function, with gangly limbs and aimless songs aplenty. With a brisk walk in between, I managed to catch two great trios in two intimate Plymouth venues (17th April). DAMERELS at Jack Chams vs THE PATRICK JAMES PEARSON BAND at James Street Vaults. Loud vs voluminous. Hot and sweaty vs balmy and humid. Rambunctious garage punk vs sassy keyboard rock. Riffs in excelsis vs tunes galore. Catharsis vs affirmation. It was too close to call. Music, of course, was the one true victor.
SALCOMBE FESTIVAL, Town Centre, 3pm, free Artists playing include Hamer & Isaacs Gypsy Swing Band, Thunderbridge Bluegrass Boys, Artwork, Ollie Naylor, Laura & Rob Williams, Harry Bignell, Ben Malley, Hana Lessare, Phoebe Taylor, Harry Hunt and many more. See www. salcombefestival.com for full line-up.
MESSENGER The Studio Bar, 9pm, £free
THE ACOUSTIC CAFÉ The Cellar Bar, the Fortescue, Mutley Plain 8.30pm-12am, £1 LIVE THURSDAYS Ride Café, Tavistock Place 9pm – 12am £free TT DUMPER & THOM WEEK Fortesque, Mutley Plain, £1, 9pm. METAL TO THE MASSES – St Agnes SANDFIRE SIREN Driftwood Spas BATTLE FOR BLOODSTOCK 2011 – FINAL The White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station, 10pm SUNRETURN ENSEMBLE B-Bar, Barbican Theatre, £3, 9pm. The Exeter Sunreturn Ensemble, featuring Sam ODDFELLOWS OPEN MIC The Craigan on basses, JD Dalton on drums/ Oddfellows, 60 New North Rd 7pm- percussion and Nick Marshall on guitar, late, £free. Open Mic Night with drinks plays a slick blend of reggae, funk, jazz deals – turn up and play! and fusion.
THE HALF QUARTET The Refectory, Southside Street, 7.30pm-9.30pm, £free
Tues 14 Bideford
OPEN MIC JAM NIGHT Palladium Club £free
OPEN MIC NIGHT The Studio Bar, 9pm, £free
OPEN MIC Bac Bar, North Hill 10.30pm – late, £tbc Turn up and perform, simple as that!
Country rock bands with punk rock backgrounds, there’s a lot of ‘em about, but none quite as endearing as Ohio three-piece, TWO COW GARAGE (London 24th, Brighton 26th April). The band’s effortless charisma and lyrical turn-of-phrase draw similarities with the likes of Lucero but 2cg seem more attuned to the desperation at the core of their music. Fellow Statesiders, flat-capped punks, THE BLACKLIST ROYALS, took their cue from Gaslight Anthem’s blue-collar punk rock but without the burning-heart romanticism. In between the two shows we headed over to our beloved Norwich to witness another sweat-soaked night of ceiling surfing and unadulterated enthusiasm (The Wildman, 25th April). Before us, the crowd were blessed with the earnest, Tom Gabel-esque tones of CYNICS who have morphed into a rock’n’roll trio to flesh out Giles Bidder’s songs of love and lament. It worked a treat. Slide punk’n’blues was catered for by the badly monikered duo MY DICK; while the unhinged hardcore manoeuvres of EGOS AT THE DOOR were dazzlingly complex yet devoid of warmth.
Which is something that Ontario’s crypto-hardcore comrades, FUCKED UP, could never be accused of (White Rabbit, Plymouth, 6th May). It takes about nine seconds to fall for their off-beat charms and another nine seconds to be hugged, kissed or accosted by portly and hirsute frontman, Damian Abraham, in his relentless urge for visceral interaction. But when you avert your gaze away from him for a moment and watch the five unassuming musicians pinning down the developed punk rock on stage, you realize that there are far more interesting things going on here than meets the Pink Eye. Before them, fellow Ontarioans, BLACK LUNGS, were a glorious mulch of speedy punk riffs and positive personalities: proof positive that Canada, not the Devil, has all the best tunes. See-ya bye.
BROTHER AND BONES The Sloop Inn, 8pm, £tbc.
HEROES Barley Sheaf Church St, 9pm, £free
THE ANGEL ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC The Angel, Opp Central Station, 8pm, £free JA FU RE COLLECTIVE The Oddfellows, 60 New North Road 8pm-late. £free.
THE UNSTRUNG SHOWCASE The Lighthouse, £free.
VICTOR WITH SUPPORT The Studio Bar, 9pm, £free
REVOLUTION ACOUSTIC WEDNESDAY’S, Derrys Cross, £free, 9pm.
Thurs 16 Exeter
LIVE MUSIC IN THE BAR Exeter Picturehouse, 8.30pm, £free. Guests Kaz Simmons, Patch Bawn Music, Falling Trees & Dan Desmond.
PAUL & THE HARPERWOODS
JAM NIGHT Chaplins Bar, £free. Hosted by Unstrung Entertainments
LIVE BANDS Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 9pm, £free. Bands TBC, see www.buntersbar.co.uk for more details
Fri 17 Bideford
MAYBE NAKED Palladium Club £tbc. Rock covers band
CARPETFACE & AUDIBLE1 Bar 35, 10pm – 1am
YLP & LRF MUSIC PRESENT A ‘RIDDIM FULL OF CULTURE’ SPECIAL Princess Pavilion, 8.30pm , £15adv* / £17 otd. Marcia Griffiths - Empress of Reggae Music – LIVE. Original I-Three and Jamaica’s First Lady of Songs live on stage for her only southwest tour date. Tickets from 01326 211222 or www.seetickets.com
JUICY FRUIT Acorn Art Centre 8pm-12am, £7
HAMER & ISAACS B-Bar, Barbican Theatre, £3, 9pm.
EDWARD LANE Gaslights Bar Rock ROCK OYSTER FESTIVAL Dinham House, Nr Wadebridge 6pm1.30am £10 Big Cornish event with Bentley Rhythm Ace (live) and DJ Wiley Parker.
Sat 18 Bideford
NO TIME THIS TIME Palladium Club £tbc.
DISTRICT 10 The Stannary, Tremough Campus, 8pm-3am,
Live £10/£8 in adv. Presented by Rolling Stage and University College Falmouth – Falmouth summer festival, post apocalyptic party with Dub Mafia, First Degree Burns, Qui Ja Yes, DJ Aceeater, Some Cartographers and walkabout theatre from Dot Inc and The Gogglettes
SANDFIRE SIREN Lusty Glaze Beach
LIMELIGHT ROCUMENTARY FILM SHOOT The Studio Bar, 9pm, £10. Ten bands playing and you’ll be filmed too.
CARPETFACE & AUDIBLE1 The White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station, 10pm WABI-SABI Karma, 8.30pm-4am, £10/£8 students Japanese themed night with live local bands, guest DJ’s, games such as sumo wrestling suits and a buckaroo surfboard. The Hachisu Okiya, geisha community from Totnes will be performing traditional Japanese tea ceremonies and games as well as dressing guests up in authentic Geisha outfits. Also a sushi style buffet for guests too, this night is a Japanese tsunami fund-raising event, being held by Plymouth College of Art for the Red Cross, show your support.
CHESTER Gaslights Bar Rock ROCK OYSTER FESTIVAL Dinham House, Nr Wadebridge 6pm1.30am £20 With Ruarri Joseph, Le Botrio, Easy Star All Stars, The Destroyers and more.
Mon 20 Exeter
Theatre, £3, 9pm. Americana music comes from folk hero, Seth Lakeman. Tickets from 01726 811972 or www. OPEN MIC Bac Bar, North Hill edensessions.com 10.30pm – late, £tbc Try up and perform, simple as that! Torquay JAM NIGHT Chaplins Bar, £free. Hosted by Unstrung Entertainments
THE ANGEL ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC The Angel, Opp Central Station, 8pm, £free Hosted by Billy Bottle – expect Folk, soul, jazz, song writers, reggae, poetry and comedy.
EDEN SESSIONS WITH PENDULUM Eden Project, St Austell £37.50, 7pm Watergate Bay (Newquay) LAND OF THE GIANTS The Phoenix
BLUE ORCHID Annabels, Barbican 9pm-late, £tbc CAFÉ ACOUSTICA B-Bar, Barbican £free, 9pm Fortnightly showcase of unplugged talent, hosted by Jessie Mullen. REVOLUTION ACOUSTIC WEDNESDAY’S, Derrys Cross, £free, 9pm. Open Mic support slots, with showcased main acts.
Thurs 23 Exeter
LIVE MUSIC IN THE BAR Exeter Picturehouse, 8.30pm, £free. Ant Smith, The Morrisons, Rupbert Bath & Nick Evans
THE KING BLUES Princess Pavilions, £12 - tickets from www. seetickets.com
BOOGIE KNIGHTS Barley Sheaf Church St, 9pm, £free Wigs, flares & platform boots. A blast back to the disco 70s
JAY LANG & THE DEVILS DUE The Studio Bar, 9pm, £free
ODDFELLOWS OPEN MIC The Oddfellows, 60 New North Rd 7pm- Plymouth THE ACOUSTIC CAFÉ The Cellar late, £free. Open Mic Night with drinks Bar, the Fortescue, Mutley Plain deals – turn up and play! 8.30pm-12am, £1 Jimmy Buddha Om plus three guests each week, info 01752 Falmouth 660673 ED SHEERAN Princess Pavilions. Plymouth Hugely popular right now, this show is JOSIE LLOYD B-Bar, Barbican sold out! Theatre, £2, 9pm. Singer of antique Plymouth ragtime tunes and guitar blues, Josie plays THE HALF QUARTET The a gorgeous National guitar. Refectory, Southside Street, LIVE THURSDAYS Ride Café, 7.30pm-9.30pm, £free Tavistock Place 9pm – 12am £free A selection of the most exciting live rock/dub/ska/hip hop/roots and reggae acts from across the nation Bideford and beyond. Guests Road Block RUBY RASCAL’S VA VA VOOM OPEN MIC JAM NIGHT Palladium VARIETY CHARITY EVENT Club £free Annabel’s Cabaret & Discotheque Exeter 8.30pm-11.30pm, £10/£6. Tickets TORCH THE HOUSE PRESENTS available from www.carouselmag. SHAI HULUD(usa) / LAST com WITNESS Cavern, 8pm-11pm,
£9/£8 in adv. Support from This Distance, Cast Iron & Goldeneye
OPEN MIC NIGHT The Studio Bar, 9pm, £free
DANNY SCHMIDT B-Bar, Barbican
EDEN SESSIONS WITH PRIMAL SCREAM Eden Project, St Austell £37.50, 7pm One of five one day festivals held amongst the world famous biomes. Headlined by Primal Scream, performing Screamadelic. Support
LIVE BANDS Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 9pm, £free. Bands TBC, see www.buntersbar.co.uk for more details
Fri 24 Bideford
RUDI’S MESSAGE Tywarnhayle 9.30pm
NERVOSA Gaslights Bar
BLACKHOLE PROMOTIONS NIGHT Palladium Club £tbc
A GALLERY BAR SPECIAL FEATURING AL MARCONI, WITH MARK BARNWELL, Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, 7.30pm, £donations A welcome return by Al following his sell out gig with Guitarras del Fuego, with support from the ever popular Mark Barnwell. Come and meet friends for a chat accompanied by some great flamenco and Spanish guitar, featuring tracks from Al’s new album.
LAND OF THE GIANTS Gylly Beach Cafe HELEN MAUGHAN AND FRASER WEEKES B-Bar, Barbican Theatre, £free, 4pm.
Mon 27 Plymouth
THE HALF QUARTET The Refectory, Southside Street, 7.30pm-9.30pm, £free
HOME 2011 Dartington Hall Outstanding international artists, food, films, workshops, world Bideford market and family events. Featuring OPEN MIC JAM NIGHT Palladium Suzanna Vega, Tamikrest, Seckou Keita and many more. For more information and Club £free Penzance tickets www.dartington.org/home OPEN MIC NIGHT The Studio Bar, Falmouth RUDI’S MESSAGE 5 Degrees West 9pm, £free 9.30pm
SLACKTIDE The Studio Bar, 9pm, £free
MAMA TOKUS B-Bar, Barbican Theatre, £3, 9pm. Mama Tokus hosts a night of soul and blues, with special guests
THE WIRELESS Tavistock Inn 9.30pm-11.30pm, £free
H.M.Z PRESENTS JOE FRANCIS Zafiro’s 9pm, £free
Sat 25 Dartington
HOME 2011 Dartington Hall Outstanding international artists, food, films, workshops, world market and family events. Featuring Suzanna Vega, Tamikrest, Seckou Keita and many more. For more information and tickets www.dartington.org/home
HANTERHIR WITH PUNCH AND JUDY The Studio Bar, 9pm, £free MAZEY DAY Vault Bar 5pm, £free
THIS WILL DESTROY YOU The White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus
Weds 29 Exeter
THE ANGEL ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC The Angel, Opp Central Station, 8pm, £free JA FU RE COLLECTIVE The Oddfellows, 60 New North Road 8pm-late. £free.
VICTOR The Studio Bar, 9pm, £free
REVOLUTION ACOUSTIC WEDNESDAY’S, Derrys Cross, £free, 9pm.
Thurs 30 Liskeard
JAM NIGHT Barley Sheaf Church St, 9pm, £free Penzance TOM HINGLEY (Of Inspiral Carpets Fame) The Studio Bar, 9pm, £free
EDEN SESSIONS WITH THE FLAMING LIPS Eden Project, St Austell £37.50, 7pm One of five one day festivals held amongst the world famous biomes. Headlined by The Flaming Lips, supported by Badly Drawn Boy. Tickets from 01726 811972 or www. edensessions.com
The new reformed BARN CLUB quite simply offers the most trendy nightclub experience in Cornwall. With 3 rooms, 3 scenes the Club has so much to offer Room 1 the main room, the hub of the Club, has 2 bars a large dance floor and comfortable seating. Room 2 offers clubbers a totally different experience. A relaxed bar with a smaller dance floor amazing decor and seating. Both rooms have state of the art digital sound system and the ultimate lighting rigs. Room 3 A chill out room, which screams class , a relaxed comfortable room to meet friends have a drink and chat before heading into the main club. If you want to make your night something extra special you may want to consider booking one of our exclusive VIP booths. Parties from 6 to 20 can pre-book their table and drinks package in advance and have the special experience of being waited on hand and foot to ensure your night is the best it can be. The Barn Club realises that we are in a recession and have set all prices to reflect this and want you to enjoy your night out during these hard times. Premium brand spirit & Mixer only £2.80, Double Spirit & Mixer £4. Double Vodka & Redbull £4.50. Shooters £2, Jager Bomb’s £2.50. If that wasn’t enough, we also serve delicious fresh cocktails - The Barn Club TBC cocktail is very popular… We have a designated under cover smoking area with heating and our popular “Proper Cornish Pasties” on sale at the end of the night.
Eastern Green Penzance TR18 3DH 01736 365754 www.thebarnclub.co.uk www.facebook.com/barnclubpenzance
June listings: Fridays
11pm-3am / Doors: £free B4 12am / £3 after DJ Tom Wills playing the best chart & dance
11pm - 4am Free B4 12am / £2 B4 1am £5 after Room 1 Dj Martin Walker playing the best chart and party music. Room 2 DJ Joe Mills playing mash-ups remixes, bootleg dance and commercial tracks Dress code: Smart casual - look nice & be comfortable 25th PIRATES OF THE BARN We invite all you Cornish Pirates the night before you strut your stuff on the prom Penzance to enter our Fancy dress Draw. The best dressed pirate will win a VIP booth for 4 to 6 friends on a pre-arranged night of their choice. A few hours sleep and off to the Prom to beat the record of 6,166 Guinness World Record at present held scurvy dogs Hastings!!
FREE BUS SERVICE: We are running a FREE bus service from Camborne Church leaving at 11.15 pm, Hayle Copperhouse 11.30pm Foundry Square 11.35 pm. Free Penzance shuttle every 15mins starting at midnight stopping at Green Market, The Star, PH, and the Spar Shop and then onto the Club PARTY BUS: To complete your night out book a eight seater Party Bus with its own laser show. Ring St. Erth & Hayle Cars 01736 754040 or visit www.swpartybus.co.uk. Parties of eight can pre-book a return party bus from £5 per person to all areas. Ring Disco Charlie for more info.
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L2 is Truro’s largest Nightclub. With state of the art lighting, amazing sound system and some of the best DJ’s around, L2 is the place to be. Spread over 4 Rooms with music ranging from House to Drum and Bass, Chart to Dubstep and anything in between, there is something for anyone. With an extensive drinks selection at great price’s and a great atmosphere, you wont find a better night out! Sign up for L2 Membership at www.l2nightclub.co.uk
Photos: Katrina Aleksa
Calenick St, Truro, TR1 2SL 01872 222023 www.l2nightclub.co.uk Facebook: Search Loft Truro
June listings: Mondays Student Night 9:30pm till 1:30am Free entry before 10pm / £5 after The biggest student night around, Matt Wing plays all the big tunes, Drinks from £1. Get your advance tickets at www.l2nightclub.co.uk 27th MS Dynamite 9.30pm-1.30am / £6 MOBO Winner MS Dynamite Comes To L2 For Live Performance THURSDAYS 9th The Invictus Trust Charity Nautical Theme Party 9.30pm – 2.30am / £free Fridays 3rd Chase and Status 9.30pm-2.30am / £7 Exclusive DJ set, with MC Rage. Part of the Road to NASS Tour. Support from Premise, Palm, Catalyst & Crisis MC 10th / 17th / 24th 150 Fridays 9.30pm – 2.30am / £free DJ Tom Willz gets the weekend party started with party tunes and requests. Drinks from £1.50. Saturdays Social - Truro’s Weekly Big Party Night
9:30pm till 2:30pm Free entry before 10pm / £3 before 11pm / £5 after Matt Wing plays all the best chart, hip hop and R’n’B, Jason M with all the upfront house, electro and trance.
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Clubs MONDAYS Exeter
MONDAY NIGHT MADNESS. Arena. Summerland St. 10pm2.30am. £4.50/£2adv available from reps and the student guild. Exeters biggest and best student night, every week is themed, check out the weekly themes on our facebook group - Monday Madness at Arena MONDAYS. Timepiece. Little Castle St. 7.30pm-1am. £free. Cheesy pop mash up! METAL MONDAYS! Cavern Club. 83-84 Queen St. 8pm-late, £3otd. Vanadium/ Cambion/ These Ruins/ Caesura. Metal.
STUDENT NIGHT. Toast. 18 Church St. until 1am. £free. Monday night is student night at toast with lots of £1.50 drink deals! STUDENT NIGHT. Q Bar. 15a Killigrew St. 8pm-late. £free. Monkey T of Simian Sound playing guilty pleasures on the decks.
SUPER CHY MONDAYS. The Chy & Koola. 12 Beach Road. 10pm3.30am, £4/£2. DJ’s Robin Parris & Proof playing hip hop, funk, party, breaks, indie, rock, dance, grime, R’n’B, reggae, D’n’B, gypsy swing kinda thing & cheap booze for locals! SUMMER SESSIONS. Level 3. 45. 9pm-2am. £free all night. Luke Gledhill & Tim Nice & Friends, Playing Funk, Disco, House, Electronica & DnB.
DROP THE BOMB. Ride Cafe. 45 Tavistock Place. 9pm-2am. £free all night. Featuring DJ Wonkey Ben bringing a totally new night of House and Electro. Bombs from £2! FUZZY LOGIC. Oceana. Barbican Leisure Park. 7pm-2am. £free B4 10pm/£2 until 11pm/£3NUS. Free bus from UPSU 9.30pm-12.30am. Plymouth’s biggest student night with 6 rooms of entertainment. 70’s, 80’s, 90’s party in the New York Disco, Commercial classics in the Ice House. Selected drinks just £1.50. SUGAR. Karma, Mayflower St 10pm-3am. £2otd. Plymouth’s biggest student night returns to the venue where it all began. Three rooms and awesome drinks deals, students only, bring ID to proof your worthy! WONKEYLEGS. Firefly. 2 Sherwell Arcade. 10pm– 4am. £tbc.The 10 year old club night rocks on every monday with DJ Aldo Vanucci playing the biggest and best drum n bass and dubstep. St Austell BIG STUDENT NIGHT. Puls-8. 14 High Cross St. 10pm-2am. £4/£2 NUS. DJ Dean playing the party classics. All drinks £1.50.
L2 STUDENT NIGHT. L2 Nightclub. Calenick St. 9.30pm-1.30am. £free B4 10pm/£5 after. DJ Matt Wing playing Chart, RnB, Hip Hop and Party Classics.
CAFE SABROSO. Timepiece, Little Castle St. 7.30pm-1.30am, £free. Salsa, Samba and Merengue with
DJ Ricardo come along to one of Exeter’s longest running salsa nights and see how they party on the continent! CHEESY TUESDAYS. Arena. Summerland St. 10pm-2.30am. £4.50 A huge slice of cheese from the 80’s, 90’s & 00’s sandwiched in between all the biggest student anthems.
BIG WEDNESDAY. Ride Cafe. 45 Tavistock Place. 9pm-2am. £2. Wonky Ben - Hook up, kick back, rock out. £1 drinks deals; this night is rammed every week! The ultimate antidote to mid week blues! BOOGIE NIGHTS (in assoc. with Uni Plymouth). C103. 103 Union Exmouth OFFICE PARTY. Fahrenheit, The St. 10pm-2am. £3. Student only night. Parade. 10pm-2.30am, £2/free B4 Commercial tunes, giveaways, games and 11pm. Commercial night. drinks deals. COWPOW. The Dairy, 25 Falmouth Bretonside. 6pm-late. Student night, FRIUT SHAKE. Toast. 10pm-2am, chart popping classics, great student deals, £tbc. First Tuesday of the month for this all are welcome to join in the fun. monthly gay night. NON-STOP MUSIC. Zero’s. 24 TUESDAYS. Remedies. The Moor. Lockyer St. 10.30pm-1am. £free. 10pm-2am, £free. Indie music with HOUSE PARTY. Firefly. 2 Sherwell competitive drinks prices. Arcade. 10pm-4am. £free. One of 28th Dr SKETCHY’S Mango Firefly’s weekend resident DJs, DJ I.D.E.A.L Tango 7pm-10pm £8/£7 in introduces a night of electro, all mixed in adv. Burlesque life drawing featuring with some Breakbeat, House and timeless performances and posing from Miss Glory dancefloor classics to get everyone going! Pearl and Ophelia Fox. There’ll be imaginative STUDENT SOCIETY NIGHT. Blush contests aplenty with prizes, no drawing Lounge. 102 Tavistock Place, North skills required... Hill. 10pm-3am. 2 cocktails for £6 and Penzance draught lager from £1.50. STUDENT NIGHT. Sound VIBE. Oceana. Barbican Leisure Nightclub. Branwell Mill, entrance Park, 9pm-3am, £free with flyer B4 is on Market Jew Street (Opposite 11pm/£3. All your urban favourites from Kasbar). 11pm-3am. £free B4 old-skool to new-skool, courtesy of your 12am/£4 after. DJs Boris & DS playing resident, DJ Jonezy Disco - Cheese and chart and commercial bangers! Party tunes all night long with John C With £1.60 drinks all night. Plymouth TWISTED TUESDAYS. Wow. 11 The THURSDAYS Parade, Barbican. 10.30pm. £free. DJ Simon Pitt playing the best in Chart, RnB Bude & 90’s classics. REVERT. Rogue Nightclub. 38 The
RENAISSANCE. Rogue Nightclub. 38 The Strand. 10pm-2.30am, £3. Chart hits & club classics.
STUDENT NIGHT. Timepiece. Little Castle St. 7.30pm-1.30am. £free. In the main room they go bananas to all the student disco classics and current cheesey faves. In the Balcony Bar they get down to the very latest urban sounds with JSR. This is a night run by students for students and proceed go to support student societies. EXETER MIDWEEK MINCE.CLub Roccoco. 8pm-late, £free. New weekly LGBT night starting on 8th June. LIVE MUSIC - OPEN MIC NIGHT. Angel Bar. 32 Queen St. 8pm-late, £free. Hosted by Billy Bottle. LOFI HIFI. Cavern Club. 83-84 Queen St. 8pm-3am. £free. Indie/ Electro clubnight. LOFI HIFI bring you the best in Indie/Electro/Dubstep with resident DJs and live guests. Carlsberg £1 before 9pm.
OPEN DECKS. Q Bar. 15a Killigrew St. 9pm-late. £free. Hosted by Selecta Demo. All aspiring DJs welcome. KNIT CLUB. Toast. 18 Church St. from 7pm. £free. As it says on the tin, knitting in a club! www.falmouthknitclub. wordpress.com
AGWA WEDNESDAYS Fistral Beach Bar 2pm-late, £free. Presented by EatBeatz & Adski!, expect funk, breaks, 2step, dubstep, Drum and Bass, house, reggae, oldskool & hip-hop.
Strand. 10pm - 2am. £5. Student/local night with all drinks £1.50 all night!
HOLD IT DOWN. Angel Bar. 32 Queen St. 9pm-1am. £free. Funk, Soul, Jazz, Latin, Rare Groove and bits inbetween with Mr Onion Matt Anderson. FUZZY LOGIC. Arena Nightclub, Summerland St. 9.30pm-2.30am. £5.Without doubt the busiest student night in Exeter. Playing the biggest and best tunes, with some great drink deals!! SCANDALOUS. Timepiece. Little Castle St. 10pm-2am, £2 B4 11pm with flyer/£3. DJ JSR provides the upfront freshness and youthful vigour while Aldo Vanucci brings you the biggest and best joints around. ‘WAX THE VAN’ PRESENT SHAKE. The Amber Rooms. 161 Sidwell St. Main Bar. 9pm - 2am. £free. DJs playing the finest Funk / Disco / Acid Jazz.
DJ DENO. Remedies. The Moor. 10pm-2am, £free. Chart music R&B Hip-Hop. STUDENT NIGHT. Toast. 18 Church St. Until 1am. Thursday night is student night at toast with lots of £1.50 drink deals! THURSDAYS. Q Bar. 15a Killigrew St. 8pm-late. £free. The best local D.J’s & Live Bands.
HEAVEN & HELL. Sailors. Fore St. 10.30pm-4am, £free with loyalty card/£2 drinks. Chart, RnB, Dance and Party.
BATTLE STATIONS. Voodoo Lounge. 1 The Money Centre. 9pm-2am. £2. 2nd Thursday of Every Month. Plymouth’s only night of TRUE
hip-hop battles, representing all the elements in one massive session. Bboying, Graffiti, Turntablism, Beatboxing, MC-ing all under one roof, with bragging rights on the line. METAL UP YOUR ASS! Blush Lounge. 102 Tavistock Place, North Hill. 10pm-3am. Shooters from £1.50, 4 bottles from £5. ROCK NIGHT. Wow. 11 The Parade, Barbican. 10pm–3am, £2 B4 11pm/£3 after. Rock night with DJ Mark Williams.
BLISS THURSDAYS. 43/45 East St. 10pm-3am. £5. DJs will be playing all the floor-filling tunes!
PUB STAR. Zafiro’s. River St. 7.30pm-late. £2 donation. Sing your heart out with some classic karaoke.
VENUE. The Venue. The Strand. 10pm-3am. £tbc. Party the weekend away with this commercial night of dance and chart tunes.
FUNKY FRIDAYS. Caesar’s Palace. King St. 11pm. £4. All the classics, a DJ and no rules whatsoever. Bude RETOX. Rogue Nightclub. 38 The Strand. 10pm-3am. £5. Alternative night featuring Funky/ Electro, House, live acts plus more!
CHART TOPPERS Hole in the Wall. 8pm-2am. £free. Chart tunes and drinks deals, good start to the night… COLLISION. Timepiece. Little Castle St. 7.30pm-2am. £3. Expect everything from Indie anthems, alt Rock, Punk to Electro.... BUNGALOWED. Timepiece Balcony Bar. Little Castle St. 10.30pm-2am. £3 B4 12pm. Student night. Hip Hop, House, Electro, Dub Step. FRIDAY NIGHT FEVER. Arena. Summerland St. 10pm-3am. £free entry with sticker/wristband. Feel good party atmosphere, get down and party on the dancefloor with all your favourite music - the very best dance, chart, party and RnB - and all your shouts, birthdays and requests! ANGEL PRESENTS... Angel Bar. 32 Queen St. 10pm-2am. £free. Different guests playing each week, check with bar for details. 10th THE ROUGEMONT SESSIONS Rougemont Gardens & Exeter Phoenix 6pm-11pm / 11pm - late in Phoenix, £7/£10 inc after party Presented by Hold it Down and Deep End, expec dubstep, hip hop, reggae, drum and bass and beats from guests include Starkey, Jimmy Screech, Reggae Radiators, Atoxin, Mr Onions and many more. This is the first of three planned open air events at this venue.
FRIDAY NIGHTS. Toast. 18 Church St. 6.30pm-2am. £free. Something different every week with Solo Collective on 3rd, Will Darwin on the 10th, Land of the Giants play live on the 24th, followed by Will Darwin on the decks. WEEKEND WARM-UP. Remedies. The Moor. 10pm-2am. £3. 3 Bars, 2 Floors, 3 different DJs playing all sorts
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Clubs of different music from R&B to Cheese and Chart. FRIDAYS. Q Bar. 15a Killigrew St. 8pm-2am. Only the best DJs from the area playing for your aural pleasure. 10th BOOJUM Falmouth Rugby Club 9pm-2am, £7.50/£6.50 in adv Disco edits and balearic beats with Dicky Trisco & Spinforth. 17th HONG KONG PING PONG 4th BIRTHDAY Falmouth Rugby Club 9pm-2am, £tbc Cool beats with special surprise guest - check their group on Facebook for more info.
£5/£4/£3/free B4 10.30pm, 9pmlate. Playing RnB, Funk, House and Club classics. Downstairs DJ Ryan Platts. DOLLY MIXTURES. Zero’s, 24 Lockyer St. 10.30pm-4am, £free B4 11pm/£4 after. Gay night with resident DJs Stev-E & Juzzy B play Cheese, Chart, R’n’B, Dance and Hard House. FUNKY FRIDAYS. The Treasury. Royal Parade. 9pm-3am, £tbc. Funky grooves. FUNKY FRIDAYS. Annabel’s Cabaret and Discotheque, Vauxhall St. 8.30pm-3pm. £tbc. Funky grooves all night. Newquay FUNKY FRESIAN FRIDAYS. The FRIDAYS Fistral Beach Bar. 8pmDairy. 25 Bretonside. late, £free. A night of soulful music and PUNK ROCK DISCO. Jack Chams. good vibes with EatBeatz and Adski! Watch 50 Ebrington St. £1.50 vodka and mixer the sunset over Fistral Beach and boogie late all night. PULSE Karma Nightclub. 103 into the night. I CANDY. Sailors. Fore St. 10.30pm- Mayflower St. 10.30pm–4am. £tbc 4am, £ladies free/£2 B4 12.30am. Resident DJ’s playing D’n’B / Chart / HipHop Chart, RnB, Dance and Party. / R’n’B / Dance / Electro & anything else you OMG! FOAM PARTY! Berties want in between. Nightclub. East St. 10.30pm-4am. THE ROCK SHOW. C103. 103 £2 B4 12.30pm. In the main room our Union St. 10pm-3.30am. £2/ resident DJ Will.B mashes up the best Chart, members £1. Rock, Indie and Punk with Dance, RnB, Indie and Party. DJ K-Rad, Dy Synn, DJ JJ and Aides over KOOLA ROCKS. The Koola. three rooms. 9pm-3am, £free with VIP cards. All THE LOFT. The Loft 13 The Parade, 3 rooms open / live music & DJ’s / Indie Barbican. 11pm-3am. Andy Howard Electro mash-ups / Latin spirit / live dancers plays a mixed bag of tunes. SUPER DUPER SOUND CLASH. / cocktail lounge / happy hour 6pm - 11pm Ride Cafe. 45 Tavistock Place. / special guests. 9pm-2am. Featuring: Super Duper Dan’s Penzance block quaking five hour soundclash of BARN CLUB. The Barn Club, dance floor mashups, megamixes & twisted Eastern Green 11pm-3am, £3/ basement noise. Leaping over dullness in a free B4 12am Party at the weekend in single bound! this newly refurbished club with Tom Wills SUPERFLY . Firefly. 2 Sherwell playing the best chart and dance, more info Arcade. 9pm–5am. £free. Resident at www.thebarnclub.co.uk DJs on rotation. Just J from Jac the Disco SOUND FRIDAYS. Sound playing a disco set downstairs and a Nightclub. Branwell Mill. 11pm4am. £5. DJ Boris & CQ take over the main banging club set upstairs. room, special guests in room 2. 3rd QUENCHED Thirst, Vauxhall St, 10pm-4am, £tbc. Tech House 10th XS - XTREME SOUND PRESENTS CALLY & JUICE Sound featuring live musicians. Nightclub. Branwell Mill. 11pm3rd ROLL THE DRUMS II The 4am. £5. Taking over the 2nd room in Drakes Drum, 19 Radford Park the club, full support from Ashley Thomas, Road, Plymstock, 8pm-11.30pm, Simon Hoone and Greg Zizique £free. Following the success of the first 17th DYNAMITE HIP HOP Sound event, here is the second, celebrating homegrown local talent, all for free, with DJs Nightclub. Branwell Mill. 11pmLouk b2b Dantes (aka Soundfixation), Matt 4am. £5. Mystroperforming live, with Edwards, Kev Thomas, Kev Hoskin, Paul Dynamite residents supporting including Genice Elijah, Dr Syntax, Ricta Ink Spillaz, DJ Golding, Neil Castle (DJ Raze), Carl Austin, Future Impact, Daniel Green (Summit Festival Louis J & Dopescribe. DJ Competition Winner), Stephen Smart 24th PIRATES OF THE (Bob Arms) and MC Jay P! CARIBBEAN Sound Nightclub. 1st July ON/OFF Crash Manor Branwell Mill. 7.30pm-10am. £tbc. 10pm-4am. £3. residents Ctrl B and Offical Golowan Festival event, open to all Twitch playing all things House electro and the family. progressive. Polzeath
24th RIDDIM UP Carters 9pmclose. £free. Dj Tuskan & Steppin Razor playing dub, reggae, dancehall, bashment, dubstep, jungle drum and bass with added Kuccia Giveaways! Plymouth
THE BIG CHEESE. University of Plymouth Students Union. Drakes Circus. 8pm. £1 B4 12/ £3after (NUS)/£2 B4 12/£4after. All the cheesiest tunes to get your weekend off to a flying start. CRISIS. White Rabbit. Bretonside Bus Station. £1. 12am-5am. An eclectic hot mix of Indie/Punk/Rock/Hip-Hop/ Funk/80’s. Served to you by JC & OZ. DJ APACHE. View 2. Vauxhall St.
FRIDAYS. Puls-8. 14 High Cross St. 10pm-2am. New resident DJ Stevie G throwing RnB, Chart and Dance into the mix. DUB SUB & PUB. The Stag Inn. Victoria Place. 8pm-2am. £free. Dubstep Cornwall presents its weekly night of underground electronica and the latest in Dubstep. 18+
Tiverton 10th THE FUSION PROJECT.
Remedies Nightclub. 10pm-3am. £3.
FRIDAYS. Bohemia Nightclub. 41 Torwood St. 11pm-3am. £4 B4
12pm/£5 after. DJs on rotation including DJ Hype, Coalition, MC Daddy Earl, Jordan Suckle, Lee Haslam, DJ Gammer, DJ Supreme, Ben Mcgowan and Jimmy P. FRIDAYS. Studio 22. 22 Victoria Parade. The club on rotation is pumping the best of grimey, dirty heavy Dance, DnB, Dubstep and Hip Hop. I LOVE INDIE. Rude Bar. 3 Victoria Parade. 9pm-2.30am. £2. With Electric Kills Children. LADIES NIGHT. The Venue. 13 Torwood St. 9pm-1am. £3/ladies £free all night. The biggest night in the bay. OPEN DECKS NIGHT. Blue Cargo / Club 7 Braddons Hill. 8.30pm-1am. £free. All styles welcome. With resident DJs DJ R and Corzeneffect. Call Dave on 07990 790 888 for a set. 3rd FAT FREDDY’S BOAT PARTIES Harbour Pier, by Living Coasts, boat leaves at 7pm - 10pm, £15 inc entry into Bohemia B4 11.30pm. 70’s-80’s weekender with Jsi Rock. 10th FAT FREDDY’S BOAT PARTIES Harbour Pier, by Living Coasts, boat leaves at 7pm - 10pm, £15 inc entry into Bohemia B4 11.30pm. Official Ibiza weekend with Klimakz. 10th TWISTED DESTINY Bohemia, Torwood St, 10pm - late, £7/£6 B4 midnight. Techno classics from Scorpio, Producer, MC Ribbz and locals Jimmy P, Matt EP, Ben McGowan and more.
FRESH FRIDAYS. L2 Nightclub. Calenick St. 9.30pm-2.30am. £free. DJ Tom Wills playing all the best party tunes. Lots of drink promotions inc. all Draught £2.50, Selected Spirits £1.50. HEDOFFICE . The Office. 10.30pmlate. £free. Start the weekend as you mean to go on. Speical night on the 29th as they present a Bristish Night. 3rd CARPETFACE & AUDIBLE1 The Office 10pm - late, £5. Last months cover stars, performing live as part of their summer ablum tour, hip hop with a twist and jump up party vibe.
RENAISSANCE. Rogue Nightclub. 38 The Strand. 10pm-3.30am. £5. All the best Commercial Club Classics from the past two decades.
KRIS NEBROSO, The Clipper, 9pm – 1am, £free. A night of Cheese + Chart Party, Dance, R’n’B, Oldies and Motown tunes.
Cullompton 4th THE FUSION PROJECT.
Verbeer Manor, Willand. 12pm2.30am. £18/£15 in adv. All day and evening Tsunami Relief Fundraiser with bands and DJ’s including Jam The Channel Dj’s Lee Waller (Legend!) Filth Infatuated Dj’s, Audio Republic, Full Melt DJ’s, Funky George King Pharma, Mach One, Nick the Kid, James D’Ley, Che, Joe ‘Freeze’ Taylor, Creature Craig, Lee H, Will Hazard, Spuddy and many more. Bands playing include NUMB, The Nameless Girl, The Doones, The Summertides and more.
ANGEL PRESENTS... Angel Bar. 32 Queen St. 10pm-2am. £free. Different guests playing each week, check with bar for details. ESSENTIAL SATURDAY. Arena. Summerland St. 10pm-3.30am. £6.50otd. Best in Dance, Chart, Party and RnB. INDIE CLUB. Cavern Club, 83-84 Queen St. 8pm-2.30am. £free B4 9pm. The best in Indie/Alternative & Electro Sounds from DJS Jake and Paddy. With live guests. SATURDAYS. The Amber Rooms. 161 Sidwell St. 9pm-3am. £free. Guest DJs dropping all things funky. WOBBLE. Timepiece. 7.30pm-2am, £3 B4 11pm with flyer. Mr. Onions lets rip, dropping everything anything from R’n’B to Indie, Jazz to Pop, Funk to Rock, Drum & Bass to House. 18th. COALITION Exeter Phoenix 8pm-1am. £10 in adv. Dubstep and bass heavy music with the mighty Trolley Snatcha, Funtcase and support from Dubl K, Biometrix, Hypefelx and more over 3 rooms. Big night with hidden extra rooms too! 18th. DIMENSIONS MEETS TUNE JUNKIE Hole in the Wall, Little Castle St 9pm-3am. £4. Smile-e Jonez Dj Tiny & more
TOAST. Toast. 10.30pm - 2am. £free. Sir Something different every week with guests Sir Vinyl of the Fattest on 4th & Eclectically Eclectic DJ Jennifer O Jenni on 11th June. SATURDAY. Q Bar. 15a Killigrew St. 8pm-2am. Always a massive night @ Q with the DJs spinning the best music for you to dance and drink to. See weekly invites for line-ups! WEEKEND WARM-UP. Remedies. The Moor. 10pm-2am. £3. 3 Bars, 2 Floors, 3 different DJs playing all sorts of different music from R&B to Cheese and Chart. 2nd July LATE BIT The Poly, Church St 9pm-2,30am, £1. Dubstep with Monster! Monster! and live drumming from Mat Harding formally with Mclusky. Expect good tunes, games and a gaming inspired drinks menu too, all in the main gallery.
DJ EDGE. Belushi’s. Fore St. Till late. £free. A live DJ night with a selection of Hip Hop (mainly old school) , Funk, Electro, Soul, 80’s/90’s Pop. GIRLS NIGHT OUT. Berties. East St. Ladies £free B4 1am with flyer/£2. DJ Will.B mixing the best chart/RnB/Dance/ Party/Indie and Old Skool. DJ proof keeps it Urban in Club 2. KUNG FU-NKY. Level 3, 3-9 Beach Rd 9pm-3am, £free. “House, Tech House & Electronica with Tim Nice, Evil Genius & Friends. This is not your average Newquay Stag & Hen night out. This is where the locals go to party, they are a music savvy crowd, there for the music. Special guest on the 11th, Stephanie Sugarshaker. PASSION. Sailors. Fore St. 10.30pm-4am. £tbc. Chart, dance & retro tunes to shake your booty with DJs John London & Pete Jordan. SATURDAYS. Red Square. Gover Lane. 10pm-4am. £free. An upfront
Clubs mix of everything from Chart to Club, R&B to Dub... we have everything you’re looking for to make that ultimate Saturday night out in Newquay. 4th. RESPECT AFTRPARTY The Lemon Grove. 9pm-2am. £11 Massive after party with Krafty Kuts and Dub FX and more. 11th. DELUXX Fistral Beach Bar, Fistral Beach. 9pm-2am. £free DeluxX Boys Residency kicks off with Tim Nice & La Casa Martin 11th LUKE GLEDHILL & JOSH HUGHES Chy Bar, 10pm-4am, £free.
BARN CLUB. The Barn Club, Eastern Green 11pm-4am. £5/£2 B4 1am/£free B4 12am. Room 1 with Dj Martin Walker playing the best chart and party music and Room 2 with DJ Joe Mills playing mash-ups remixes, bootleg dance and commercial tracks, more info at www. thebarnclub.co.uk SOUND SATURDAYS. Sound Nightclub. Branwell Mill, entrance is on Market Jew Street (Opposite Hype). 11pm-4am. £2 1am. DJs Boris & DS playing chart and commercial bangers! Special Guest in Room 2 (check out facebook for more info). 4th ASKILLZ Sound Nightclub. Branwell Mill. 11pm-4am. £5 Breaks night presented by Hong Kong Ping Pong taking over the 2nd room with full support from there residents.
SUBHEAVY. Maggies. Bretonside Bus Station. 10pm-4am. £free. Dubstep night playing UK Funky, Grime and Garage on a 10K subheavy sound. ULTIMATE SATURDAYS. University of Plymouth Students Union. Drakes Circus. 8pm. We have great music, great value for money and a great venue to ensure that everyone has a brilliant night. SUPER DUPER SOUND CLASH. Ride Cafe. 45 Tavistock Place. 9pm-2am. Featuring: Super Duper Dan’s block quaking five hour soundclash of dance floor mashups, megamixes & twisted basement noise. Leaping over dullness in a single bound! SATURDAY FORUM. Jack Chams. 50 Ebrington St. Live show and DJ sets. FRESH CITY. Crash Manor. Union St. 10pm-4am. £4 B4 midnight with flyer. R&B, Hip Hop, Bashment and UK Funky with residents DJ Jonezy, DJ Snake and DJ Badness. THE LOFT. The Loft 13 The Parade, Barbican. 11pm-3am. Andy Howard plays a mixed bag of tunes. POWERHOUSE & CHEESE
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FACTORY. Zero’s. 24 Lockyer St. 10.30pm- 5am. £5. DJ DARON main room: Chart remixes, Commercial Dance & RnB. DJ FUZION upstairs: Cheesefest and camping up the top floor with Camp classics through the years!! DJ APACHE. View 2. Vauxhall St. £5/£4/£3/free B4 10.30pm, 9pmlate. Playing RnB, Funk, House and Club classics. Downstairs DJ Ryan Platts. SUPERFLY. Firefly. 2 Sherwell Arcade. 9pm–5am. £free. Resident DJs on rotation. Just J from Jac the Disco playing a disco set downstairs and a banging club set upstairs. FREE CUBA PARTY. The B-bar. Barbican Theatre, Castle St. 8pm. £free. Cocktails, Latin music, a steamy atmosphere and dancing until late. PARTY NIGHT. Walkabout. Derrys Cross. 10pm-2am, £free. Latest chart & dance hits with DJ Darren Watts. SATURDAYS. Revolution. Derrys Cross. 8pm-2am, £free B4 11pm. A collection of party grooves, funky tunes, soul & old skool beats, RnB, Funky house, House & classic anthems over two floors. SATURDAY NIGHT MASH-UP. Bac Bar. North Hill. 10pm-3am. £free. DJ Skank Marvin, playing a bit of everything from dancefloor classics, mash-ups, cheese, dance, rock and funk. Anything that will get the crowd bouncing gets dropped!! SATURDAYS. Annabel’s Cabaret and Discotheque. 8pm-3am. £tbc. 2 floors of entertainment with live cabaret and discotheque. 11th. KINKY MALINKI Karma Nightclub. 10pm-5pm. £10/£7/£6 in adv. Launch night for London’s leading house night, with Groove Project, Tom Costelloe, Sam Pridham, Kelly Jay, Sean Holland & Aaron Cook. 11th. ACTIVATE. C103. 103 Union St. 10.30pm-5am. £10 Special night with Dark by Design, Shaun T, Mike Steventon, Side E-Fect and more. Trance, techno and hard style all night.
THE BIG ONE. The Club. 14 High Cross St. 10pm-2am. £6. Massive party night with DJ Stevie G playing RnB, Dance, Hip Hop and DnB..
SATURDAYS. Bliss. 43/45 East St. 9pm-3am. £free B4 10.30pm with guestlist/£5 after 10pm. It’s the original big night out, with the biggest mix of Party, Dance and R & B.
Tiverton 25th PUKKA BEATS Twyford Inn 9pm-1am. £free.
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Torwood St. 10.30pm-4am, £4 B4 11pm/£6 after. Room1 plays R&B, Hip Hop and smooth Grooves. Room 2 for uplifting House, Trance and Dance anthems. REWIND. Rude Bar. 3 Victoria Parade. 9pm-2.30am. £free. Playing the best mix of classic Rock, Indie, 90’s anthems and chart. SATURDAYS. The Venue. 13 Torwood St. 10pm-3am. £free B4 12am for members/£2 B4 12am/£3. THE UNSTRUNG DJ. Banx Bar. 10pm-late. £tbc. Playing the best in dirty dance chart and cheese 4th FAT FREDDY’S BOAT PARTIES Harbour Pier, by Living Coasts, boat leaves at 6pm - 9pm, £15 inc entry into Bohemia B4 11.30pm. 70’s-80’s weekender. 11th FAT FREDDY’S BOAT PARTIES Harbour Pier, by Living Coasts, boat leaves at 6pm - 9pm, £15 inc entry into Bohemia B4 11.30pm. Official Ibiza weekend with Klimakz. 18th FAT FREDDY’S BOAT PARTIES Harbour Pier, by Living Coasts, boat leaves at 6pm - 9pm, £15 inc entry into Bohemia B4 11.30pm. Ascot & Pimms theme - dress to impress with DJ Dec 25th FAT FREDDY’S BOAT PARTIES Harbour Pier, by Living Coasts, boat leaves at 6pm - 9pm, £15 inc entry into Bohemia B4 11.30pm. Skool Disco night with Dec B - dig out your old uniform and get back to skool on the water...
SATURDAY SOCIAL. L2 Nightclub. Calenick St. 9.30pm-2.30am. 9.30pm-2.30am. £free B4 10pm/£3 B4 11pm/£5 after. DJ Matt Wing in Room 1 playing Chart, RnB, Hip Hop and Party Tunes. DJ Jason M in Room 2 playing House, Electro & Trance. Room 3 - Chillout Room. Room 4 - Lounge Bar. THE BIG NIGHT OUT. The Office. 1 River Walk. 10pm-late. £5. Weekend party for over 21’s, or over 18’s if in a big group.
SUNDAY SESSIONS Fistral Beach Bar 2pm-late, £free. Presented by EatBeatz & Adski!, an afternoon of summer grooves to bask in the sun and watch it go down to followed by a night of upfront underground music. Expect Funk, breaks, 2step, dubstep, Drum and Bass, house, reggae, oldskool & hip-hop. 5th HURLEY BLOW UP AND SHOW UP Lusty Glaze Beach, 1pm-11pm, £free. Last Of The Pilots (Live) DJ Josh Hughes & Luke Gledhill
Penzance 26th REGGAE NIGHT Sound
Nightclub. Branwell Mill. 9pm-2am. £tbc Official Golowan Festival event with Ali Walker, Rhudi Message and Kernow Vibrations creating the vibe.
CHURCH OF ZERO’S SUNDAY SESSIONS. Zero’s. 24 Lockyer St. 10.30pm-1am. £free. Chart & RnB, and Dance. REQUEST. Firefly. 2 Sherwell Arcade. From 9pm. Everything from Dubstep to chill out, the music is yours to control all night, the perfect way to carry on with the weekend or chill out and wind down. LEGENDAIRY. The Dairy. 25 Bretonside. 6pm-late. 80’s & 90’s music. SUNDAY SESSIONS. Revolution, Derrys Cross. 10pm-2am. £free. In the Club, DJ Jonezy (a premier south west Urban and RnB DJ) brings you his legendary ‘Sunday Session.’ DESTINATION. Oceana. Barbican Leisure Park. £free for 1st 100 ladies/£1. With 2 fantastic rooms of music to chill out, relax & enjoy the best Sunday night in town. In First Port it’s DJ Snake & Mr Flexxx as the host for all the classic urban tunes. In Disco it’s DJ Mark Allan for a night of full on Mixmash of every genre you can think of so like join us & everyone else because We Love Sundays.
WORLD BEATS. Timepiece. Little Castle St, 8pm-1.30am, £free. Latin, Salsa, Afro Beat, Reggae, Arabic & Spanish.
OPEN JAM. Q Bar. 15a Killigrew St. 6pm-late. £free. Hosted by Perry followed at 10pm with Titan Sound finishing off your weekend with PRESSURE DROP RootsRockReggae/Digital Dancehall.
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In time honoured tradition, we actually managed to remember to sort out a party to mark our 11th birthday last month. We teamed up with Aldo Vanucci and his Wonkeylegs Monday night session at Firefly in Plymouth for a night of free music and dancing, Wonleylegs style, all supported by our new friends at Kopparberg Cider. Big thanks to everyone that came along. Photos: Dom Moore & Kendal Noctor