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Pink Cigar photographed by

Rupert Hitchcox at Playhard. Find them all and so much more, 9 to 13 October at City Showcase

Festival. ArtBeat Multi Media live 27 September, London - Best Buzz Bands - come!

ROCKWAVES FLASH - October stars London 2012 future music legacy.


(Thats how I roll)

Uploaded collection mixing whats on flyers, musical tips and some snap shots. T’internet. Innit. Click the pages. Go see and hear stuff. Its like flyers, only flying. Through Cyberspace. Xxx Caffy types (and friends help) Underground Music Research Papers

Shanel Brown plays this year’s City Showcase

Monthly Planet - a TIP zine. Always good to see how the talents from the previous issue are getting on. Excited to get recommendations from good friends/their events, , find new aural excitements on line and even experience, occasionally, talents that already belong on bigger stages. Thank you industry / media contacts that take a chance on supporting them early doors. … And watch out for the events / artists in this issue…

12th October Is the City Showcase Festival edition of the monthly rock n roll music show, that is streamed live, world wide from London on as well as a celebration. Stay tuned: @playhardgigs TV Show / General Enquiries Steve Aston; and DJ Booking / Radio Show Enquiries; Dave Ham

Witty? Confident? Hot? Reliable? Know your music? Want to be a presenter on a music show, with all the access to gigs that it brings? Or maybe you want to film & edit the show? Are you passionate and looking to get involved in a fun project that could add huge value to your CV and exposure? This is a great opportunity to work with a fun team whose HQ is Amersham Arms., London The positions we are looking for are: - A female presenter with availability most probably once every fortnight maximum. - Must be willing to research for artist content to discuss. -A male presenter - same as above.

- Camera person to film the interview, and some of the night and edit together ready to go out within 48 hours.. It would therefore be preferable if you didn't have to travel too far to and from the venue. It also preferable that you are a Goldsmiths student, tho not essential. Please send a 30-ish second video clip of yourself ,explaining why you are suitable, who your favourite band is, and why to Dave Ham (above) Alternatively, upload it to youtube (if it’s private, make sure to send on the password), and forward the URL to the email address above. We will be meeting successful applicants 5pm on 27TH september, at AMERSHAM ARMS London SE14 6TY

Turn the pages of this issue for imore info on tthe line up for the Tenth Anniversary Event.

Until 6th October get involved!

(Love following the progress of City Showcase community).

2012 has been a whirlwind year so far for the Model Society lads, with back to back singles ‘Systematic’ and ‘Horizons’ receiving backing from BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq, Chris Hawkins and BBC Introducing’s Gary Crowley. This followed supports with Janice Graham Band and Young Knives before their recent appearance at Bestival. The guys are currently recording in the studio and will be releasing their new single ‘Sunday Morning Calling’ as a free download on Hubris Records on 29th October. Simply join the mailing list at to receive the new single completely free on its release date.

Live! 3rd Oct Death Disco Notting Hill Arts Club, 27th Oct Wheelbarrow Camden (Single Launch – Free Entry), 16th Nov Good Ship Kilburn

Inspired by Dizzy Spell and a civil art war

ARTFUL on land /on line. Expo of excuses to party and new friends made through uniqulture. It pre-tips next year’s ones to watch. With 2012 being Artful Gold Year, it has made itself Started almost accidentally in 2005 the socially inclusive multi media connecting event has, so far, included films from The Blaine Brothers, Patrick Jones, Radiohead, Tracy Emin and an unforgettable special by Julien Temple. Love it that he called Artful and Pete Doherty the ones flying the flag for punk. Organically developing every year, as more starbreaker alliance friends celebrate

Artful recommends what’s“what?!?” Octoberfestfully.

Experiencing / documenting October 2012? Share the joy: @rocklandstv


Year 005 to Year 011 art and music uniting

*October 2012* Lond-On Land / On Line Tune into The Joyzine Radio Show every Wednesday evening 6-8pm and live event on 5th.

and back at The 02 for the City Showcase / Nike Run To The Beat event on 28th. ts the optical radio PirateOlympics Benefit Party at The Old Police Station DIY Art Centre where GigSlutz radio show is broadcast.

Jean Genie Graham presents Panda Power events on 6th Power's Bar 2012 also has style, fashion, multi media on board this and an Artfully special year and a very special edition on 24th in Camden. venue: The Truck Stage at The Tenth City Showcase The Big Red Pizzeria. Every Festival 9th-13th October. set so far has been an Including a Playhard Gigs amazing experience. Some special live world wide on slots on 16th (with The the 12th (Heather Minx Blind Hearts) , 23rd and birthday party) 30th October (London SE8) word, comedy, music to Also Happy Birthday This entertain and additionally, Feeling club, BandWagon freshly made delicious Gigs and Deptford Army pizza, pasta, coffee shop who hit The Bunker, SE8 on and licensed bar. .Real 28th September. surreally good. Good sports music events Loads more on, of course, for a good cause; feel free to leave your on Soccer Six at The 02 (ex line and on land David Beckham Academy) adventures for october at on 20th October. facebook /artfulfestival


Artful (continued) - positive words from The Tricks (Artful Silver Year) and more…

Artful; Underground, Overground (which is also The Wombles predicting the East London Line) “A mini city -stage of bands, films, visual arts, drinking and dancing” (Time Out) "The cream of up-and-coming talent" (Daily Telegraph) “One of the best, yet least known of the capital’s music festivals” (Pulse) "More d.i.y. than B+Q" (NME) "The most extraordinary Moulin Rouge styled arts festival" (I Like "Out-of-theordinary festival (Independent On Sunday) "A real DIY. aesthetic, open minded, open armed love-in, where the welcome mat is open to everything and anyone" (Artrocker) "A stack of brilliant artists" (CMU) "Come to think of it, there hasnt been a band tonight that hasnt swapped places with the audience at some point. in a sense, thats what the artful partys about. Inspiration. community. ideas. passion. punk rock." (NME at an Artful Party) "Those crazy kids who run Rocklands have decided to cheer New Cross up with a night of glam punk, country rock. psych garage, heavy drinking and general in your faceness." (Spoonfed) - TEAM UP at the ArtBeat social in New Cross on 27th September or call 075 3540 2261 or email rocklands @

Rock Wave Flash It might have all got a bit “safe and same” now that the UK singles charts are sixty years old but don’t pension off the rock n roll spirit. Loadsa gr8 music keeps coming. Flyiing the flag with drums that deliver a beating, guitar riffs n licks that mean serious business and hooks that are a call to air-punching arms. Nowadays with added genre clashes and inspirations, they’re still called POWER chords for a reason. Rock on. OK.

Extended family of funshine, creative, eccentric ideas family of artbeat and uniqulture. Socially inclusive events with under the radar up and coming visual and aural delights. @rocklandstv

Artbeat inspiration; found this old snapshot I took of legends, The Beta Band, at an awards bash. Love the hat, Steve. “If assholes could fly this place would be an airport�

Summer 2012 Snap Shots 12 Dirty Bullets preview their new album Feet East on London’s Brick Lane.

at 93

An amazing night out with Stand UpRise - side splitting and heart warming in equal mesasure. Get on board the 30th September Festivity in Hackney


Under Amersham Arms (seen from NX Station) an undeerground magic grotton. Then off to The Lexington to see Rev 78 wow a packed crowd.

“Pop needs more bands like this. Straight up exciting songs from a bunch of mates who know how to use their instruments to great effect and for great sounds.” (It’s All Happening)

Live; 3rd November - Panda~Power! Powers Bar, Kilburn, London NW6

Johnny Get The Gun rocking the stage and a crowd rolling the dance floor at The Garage.

The Carpels and One Beat Sunday have put The Midlands on the map this year, involving local music and art talent all the way. This was their triumphant return to the MAC in Birmingham with a fantastic festival bill.

The Sharp Tongues blast The Wheelbarrow in Camden

On a hot and balmy night out at Surya, to see

Warehouse Republic heat things up even more

Luxury London Locations - Thamesmead one weekend for the excellent Dashwood one day festival where Scarlet Echo (above) shone with a commanding performance. Canning Town the next weekend to see Bad Wolf literally bring the Bridge(house) down. Two more for the tips hat.

Toy album launch at Rough Traade. A hot ticket (and show)

Ras Kwame photographed by

Tasha Phillips

London 2012 Music Legacy

City Showcase 9th-13th October

The 10th

Art Brut, Laura Marling, Tinie Tempah, Amy Winehouse, The Magic Numbers at previous City Showcase events. Catch the new wave in October.

Reggie Yates, Hot Chip, Rozorlight‌

(London Metro Newspaper) (continued)


play the City Shocase Closing Party, 13th October at Amersham Arms.

If you are part of, or seriously want to be part of whats going on, and can be in London. Be here now: City Showcase London 2012 - Finding The Future, 9th to 13th October. Get free wristbands (by 28th September) from Or entry is only up to £5, at individual events. Wristbands also get discount entry at various retail outlets during City Showcase week. Musicians, music fans, music industry and the media – united for a week across the capital. The UK’s annual scouting outing features a cross genres array of recommended artists, at various levels, all ready for the next step.

- a week of events around the capital starring, (to name but a fraction, alphabetically);


and many more playing live, plus art from , DJs, workshops and exhibitions by the new music photographers / film makers who are documenting future potential now.

(The Evening Standard) (Continued)

Pink Cigar and the 100 Club on Oxford Street. A legendary punky rock blues explosion primed for Thursday 11th October at City Showcase Festival. A Playhard Gigs fave courtesy of Heather Minx, Pink Cigar most recently played Noel Gallagheri’s iTunes festival after party. Pink Cigar’s audience are (1) are part of this PROPER rock n roll show. (2) glamourous star looking themselves. (continued) City Showcase is a not-for-profit company breaking talent from a range of music genres. There is a proven history in capturing new fans while influencing taste makers in the industry and media. It comes alive as a onference and music world gathering with active support and involvement from taste maker media and industry, as well as music trade bodies such as PRS For Music, PPL, ASCAP, MMF, UK Music, BASCA, BPI and AIM representing. And then there’s partying after…

North, South, East, West and Central. The 9th October opening party is at The Bedford in Balham. the closing party on 13th October is a 14+ mini fest at Amersham Arms in New Cross. Other venues include The 100 Club, 229, The Borderline, The Apple Store, 93 Feet East, Gibson Guitar Studio, in store shows on Regent Street, a world wide live stream on 12th October via from Camden Purple Turtle and an outdoor stage in Heddon Street on the Saturday.. Meet and greet? There will be W1 amazing space networking / session hubs at Phoenix Bar in Cavendish Square (with on screen exhibiting and more) from 1.30-5.30pm Tuesday 9th to Friday 12th October). And Saturday 13th October at Tibits on Heddon Street. Musicians, writers and photographers are warmly welcomed to mix it up. This year’s event is, additionally, in association with student organsations, as well as the continued support of an array of major music industry supporting the legacy of music. Mover shaker multi media and promotions, collaborating on City Showcase London 2012 , include BandWagon Gigs, Beantown Photography (Iain Reid), Clever Clothing, Hit The Floor , Independent State, (Making The Music), Naz Promotions, Playhard, Rocklands and Rupert Hitchcox photography City Showcase is celebrating the last ten years and looking forward to the next ten by promoting the underground’s potential future stars, celebrating cutting edge content makers and technological solutions that will be documenting the festival and by working closely with universities and colleges with a particular challenge targeted at new young student artists.

@cityshowcase #cityshowcase

That was just some snapshots from Deptford Fun City, Costa del Thames‌

Deptford Army, Love Over Gold mural (Creekside), Rhiannon The Nightmare live at The Big Red Sessions (top of Creekside behind the double decker bus next to The Birds Nest) and at another evening in the Truck Stage (below) we had a very special Panda~Power! in honour of one of London’s most essential stars - musician, DJ, writer, promoter, radio presenter/producer, scout and positivity guru, Jean Genie Graham. Uniqulture in full effect.

Artbeat icon and Artful favourite, (photographed by manager, ) comes to more attention for his Eugenius visual art and imagination on 28th September (nauticaly launched at St Katherine’s dock). The evening before we are starting something with new check-these-out-now music and film types and throwing a bash to kick off Thursday Nights OUT at Amersham Arms. (continued)

Amersham Arms buzz Thursday music events from 27th September. “Nexus of south-east London's live music scene" (Time Out). “Plays host to an array of upcoming acts” (Artrocker). Multi Media Launch mixes tipped acts with art, film and a radio show which is istreamed in 7-9pm as its broadcast and inter active on before GigSlutz run up the road to DJ in the venue where there are drinks specials. We are going to make it up on the spot. You in? Get In!I 8pm ArtBeat Friendly (People in / with bands socialising, connecting flyers/biz cards/cds for the DJs and radio presenters releasing and touring artists for future shows at the venue, photographers, writers, filmers and opportunists) are most welcome. come.

Show from around half 8. Younghearts Big melodies and ideas. Instant fashion. The newer wave of pop. They were the last lads standing at various London club nights. Forming a band kept them off the dance floors to make the songs that other last ones standing wait to hear. French Crops - a new live sensation with recent shows for Mat Horne and This Feeling. Hard hitting melodic punch that’s pricking up ears. “One of London’s hottest unsigned bands. You had better get into them now before they launch into the main stream.” (Cluttered Mind) Bad Wolf - hook and riff loaded rock described as “bursting out of your speakers like a Muse / Radiohead / Manic Street Preachers hybrid”. Entertaining and engaging; “Everything you want a band to be. These guys rock.” (Xfm).

Gigslutz pulls no punches and gets access for Happy Mondays, BBC Hackney Weekend, Frankie & The Heartstrings, The Charlatans, Lovebox, New Order, The Stone Roses and Liam Gallagher. Already featured twice on (and papped in The Sun ha ha), they also have one eye on the near future. Like this event. The show goes out Thursdays 7-9pm on Optical Radio broadcast from London's DIY art centre, The Old Police Station. Making The Music! was born in New Year. Their instinctive flair and energy for finding exciting original talents to create sessions and interviews, has earned their channel well over 85,000 views already. The youthful cool of has enticed a wealth of exciting new talent as well as exclusives with Katy B, The View, Marion, The Cribs and more. This is all just the beginning as brings a fresh new concept to unpretentious, underground music events with quality filming and all the ingredients of a perfect night. Get your faces on camera and relive the evening on “the place to be� -!ArtBeat loves our DJ Jean Genie, London's one-woman music super power. A cool presenter on Kooba Radio and especially a musician in her own right (Jean Genie's Massive Hugs) there's more but JG is more about spreading positivity than her ego. Jean Genie Graham plays wicked tunes that keep dance floors delighted. BANG.

She makes the effort…

She Makes War: “Minefields" Single


Ltd Postcard Set + Handwritten Lyrics + Live Album The second single from new album "Little Battles" is available NOW bundled with a host of extras. The physical version is a four postcard set limited edition of 50 with handwritten lyrics and a download code for the "Minefields + Live At Breakfast With Apollo #1" album which features the single + eight live tracks from the first in the regular gig series Breakfast With Apollo. Each set is hand numbered and signed, tied with natural twine and presented in a numbered brown paper bag. The postcard set consists of two photograph cards ("Heart" by Laura Kidd and "Crosses" by Huw Jones) and two illustrations ("Minefields" by Frøydis Simonsen and "In This Boat" by Viviane Schwarz), and the live album features special guest stars The McCarricks on cello and violin, Otti Albietz on vocals and guitar, Ben McLees on vocals and guitar and Milly McGregor on violin. A "Little Battles" sticker is also included and all single pre-orderers will get a special early link to watch the "Minefields" video, premiering very soon! The digital single is as above minus the postcards.

Playhard stars on and off line‌

LOVE this posse; Film Makers, Photographers, Presenters & Interviewers, Writers, Boozers, Dancers, Music Lovers and Lover Lovers and friends out to play on the dance floor and at the bar in support of buzz music artists playing live world wide and party making DJs


Thank you (left page)

Mickey 9s, The Gold Lions (this page), Letters and Mark Morriss for the great show at Electric Circus (brilliant venue, love to all the staff, too) at Edinburgh Festival for the BandWagon Stagetime music conference.

The Big Red Sessions Artful October 2012 - Tuesdays 16th, 23rd and 30th at the Truck Stage Behind The Big Red Pizzeria, 30 Deptford Church Street, London SE8 4 RZ Free Entry. All Ages to book slots or chit chat info Lots of art, love (and deliciousness! musical and otherwise)

UNTOUCHABLE An ambitious child of a single parent faces a future of no prospects. Burdened as a father figure to his younger brother, unable to better himself and make his mother proud, he has to inform his mother he has lost his benefit. After an argument with his mother leaves him homeless and close to breaking point, he meets up with his friends and heads into Ealing on the most notorious of evenings. High quality short film Starring heo Solomon, Paula Roberts, Thomas Williamson, Grace Willis and Rory Nolan. Directed by Kris Thompson, @PlankIndustries

One evening I was with mates and we were sat in a pub with Kris. He talked about making this movie. I love that it has become reality. I had met Kris, through Heather Minx, at This Feeling. My friends and myself introduce each other to acquaintances that weave in and out of each other’s futures like waves. Its Planet Water ysee

afternoons at The Phoenix. Tuesday 9th to Friday 12th October (1.30pm-5.30pm). Music and multi media meeting hub. In association with ; a downstairs hub of daily delights for movers n shakers; impromptu sessions, multimedia, networking (and free wi-fi). A short walk from Oxford Circus. Big Screen visuals including City Showcase pre launch show mixer (City Showcase images / film clips from last 10 years), Film clips by Independent State. Images by Rupert Hitchcox. Art by Fearless Vampire Killers. Film clips by Images by Iain Reid and more. Updates : @rocklandstv @NAZPromotions @cityshowcase Entry with a City Showcase wristband. Bloggers, journalists, media and fans welcomed with open arms

The Phoenix, Cavendish Square, W1G 0PP @ThePhoenix_W1

Bad Wolf 12th October Doors 10.30pm-3am ÂŁ5 Entry Jubilee The Barfly Chalk Farm Road Camden London NW1



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