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06/02 // Calling all fans of new wave surfer synth rock - your time is now! Hailing from California and stopping off in Southampton on their 23 date UK tour, Iglu & Hartley are gonna be bringing some much needed sunny West Coast vibes to The Joiners. Expect the fun 5 piece to smash out hit songs such as ‘Violent & Young’ and ‘In This City’ alongside brand new material, surf is most definitely up!


Words by: Elliot Muharrem & Paul Ward

We Are The Union. Back in the late nineties the likes of Less Than Jake and Reel Big Fish were the staple diet of many teenagers, inspiring them to start their own bands. In years of late however, ska has not been in a good way. In the summer of 2005 when We Are The Union formed and with their frustration of the bleak selection they set out to change this. Since then they’ve taken ska to the next level, drawing more influence from harder hitting punk bands and fusing it with that brass sound we all love. We Are The Union are hard-hitting, horny and on the assault at the Joiners on Thursday February 4th.

The Telescopes. Experimental shoegazing veterans The Telescopes visit The Joiners on Tuesday February 16th. Credited with inspiring many of the shoegaze and drone style bands (think Spiritualized/The Horrors), with legendary music mag Melody Maker stating that ‘Every sound you’ve ever heard was but a preliminary exercise for the all-embracing maelstrom of The Telescopes’. Founder member Stephen Lawrie will be accompanied on stage by a full-electric band featuring members of main support One Unique Signal. Presenting material from the era of the ‘Taste’ LP, this show will be a fully amped affair.

Casiokids. Don’t be put off by the fact that these guys sing in Norwegian; Casiokids will be one of the hottest electro-pop troupes you’ll see around this year. Famed for being the first band to release a Norwegian language pop single in the UK, you can expect to hear trashy keyboards, pop melodies, and dirty electronics; all the makings of a dancefloor sensation. After 1 album and 3 single releases (all with titles you won’t be able to pronounce), these guys are no novelty act, and are set to support Hot Chip this year. Get on your dancing shoes and catch them at The Joiners on Sunday February 21st.

Ex Lovers. Taking the stage on Monday 22nd February are 5-piece indie-pop band Exlovers, whom despite never actually being ex-lovers, will most definitely deliver the bittersweetness of a broken relationship perfectly with their melancholy lyrics. But this band are no onetrick pony, they’ll add jangly guitars, Cure-sounding basslines and boy-girl harmonies to create a dreamlike soundscape that lives up to their much-deserved hype. Recent EP ‘You Forget So Easily’ has induced the attention of prolific BBC Radio DJ Steve Lamacq, and we expect to hear nothing less than utter brilliance from them at their forthcoming gig.


Words by: Tom Dukeson

Kids Can’t Fly Kid’s Can’t Fly are one of the most exciting local bands breaking out of the city at the moment, successfully combining upbeat pop punk with catchy brass instrumentals to create feel good anthem after anthem. They first achieved a wider recognition back in 2008 during their support role on Zebrahead’s tour; the bands horn section found themselves invited on stage to play with the headlining giants every night! Tireless networking and online promotion has seen the band acquire a large international fan base and by regularly chatting to and updating fans, they’ve taken promotion to a personalised level, despite their busy schedule. The band’s latest release “Strength in Numbers” showcases how far they’ve come as a band and has left them in a strong position for an explosive 2010. The local sextet are lined up to support We Are the Union at Joiners on Thursday 4th February. Take their reputation for an effortlessly energetic live show and add their local fan base, this is one support act that could easily steal the show. Listen to tracks from ‘Strength in Numbers’ and more at: www.myspace.com/kidscantflyuk


// Gig Planner February 10 Mon 1st

PLEASE CHECK JOINERSLIVE.CO.UK FOR DETAILS

Tue 2nd

LOCAL BAND SHOWCASE FEAT: GUY PAGE TRIO

Wed 3rd Thu 4th Fri

5th

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6th

Sun 7th Mon 8th Tue 9th Wed 10th Thu 11th Fri

12th

Sat 13th Sun 14th Mon 15th Tue 16th Wed 17th Thu 18th Fri

19th

THE LCD // THE FABULAS // MILES COLES

LOCAL BAND SHOWCASE FEAT: WESTERN SAND

BIG NUM // CIVVY STREET // DOLLIE PRONTO

WE ARE THE UNION

£5.00 adv Various

£5.00 adv

Pop Punk//Rock

£7.00 adv

KIDS CAN’T FLY // ANTI VIGILANT

8 TIDE SUICIDE - EP LAUNCH

Metal//Alt

£5.00 adv

BLINDVISION // SILVERLITH // HESKY’S HAT

IGLU & HARTLY

New Wave//Rock

£8.00 adv

NEW POLITICS // THE COMMON

LOCAL BAND SHOWCASE FEAT: 8 DAYS LATER

THE BLACK LODGE BAND

NEVER MIND THE JOINERS - THE FUNERAL

Various

Various

£5.00 adv

Comedy//Cabaret

£2.00 adv

MUSIC QUIZ // CASH PRIZE

PLEASE CHECK JOINERSLIVE.CO.UK FOR DETAILS TWIN ATLANTIC

Indie//Rock

£6.00 adv

CANTERBURY // CITY TORN

NEW BAND SHOWCASE FEAT: CHROMATONES

Various

£5.00 adv

PLUS SUPPORT

POWER QUEST

Hair Metal

£6.00 adv

ASENTION // DRAEGON // MORAL SENSE

THE SOFT PACK

Indie

£7.50 adv

BANJO OR FREAKOUT

SLEEPING EYES OPEN

Various

ECHOES OF SPHERES // FOREVER CAN’T WAIT // NATT BIRCH // +MORE

£5.00 adv

THE BROTHERS MOVEMENT

Folk//Indie

COAST // SUBDUED // THE ILLUSIONS

THE TELESCOPES

ONE UNIQUE // THE BULE VELVETS

WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH

ARSONISTS GET ALL THE GIRLS // SALT THE WOUND // + MORE

ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND SOUND

ROCK CLUB

LOCAL BAND SHOWCASE FEAT: TERRATHORN

PRIOR SON // BLOOD WORKS // PURESIST // ARMATURE

£5.00 adv Shoegaze//Rock

£6.00 adv Metal

£8.00 adv Various

£3.00 adv Various

£5.00 adv

Coming Soon: Karnivool 14/03 For The Fallen Dreams 15/03 Babybird 23/03 The Joy Formidable 25/03 Dreadzone 26/03 Nick Harper 27/03 The Computers 29/03


For information call 023 8022 5612, for tickets call The Southampton Guildhall Box Office on 023 8063 2601 (card booking accepted) or visit www.seetickets.com Tickets for all major shows are also available from . PVC promotions tickets are also available from the Wedgewood Rooms Box Office on 023 9286 3911 or online at www.wedgewoodrooms.co.uk All ticket purchases are subject to a booking fee (except Oxfam Music). Advance tickets prices are shown on this flyer - price on the door may vary. Disabled access: One Step. Age restrictions: Venue - 14+, Front bar - 18+. Cheaper entry for students paying on the door with valid NUS card (actual discount may vary from show to show).

Sat 20th Sun 21st Mon 22nd Tue 23rd Wed 24th Thu 25th Fri

26th

Sat 27th Sun 28th

THE QUEUE

Indie//Rock

CASIOKIDS

Electro//Indie

£5.00 adv

JUST MORALE

£6.00 adv

ARDENTES // REVENTURE

EXLOVERS

Folk//Indie

£6.00 adv

HAUNTED STEREO

LOCAL BAND SHOWCASE FEAT: MIDGAR

Various

£5.00 adv

PLUS SUPPORT

LOCAL BAND SHOWCASE FEAT: FIGHT OR DIE

Various

£5.00 adv

BIOLITH // TENCH

LOCAL BAND SHOWCASE FEAT: LULLA VIOLET

REPOLLO // AUDIO TALK

FEVER SEASON

Various

£5.00 adv Indie//Pop

£5.00 adv

VENICE AHOY // GET DEXTER

VIRTUE - EP LAUNCH

Rock//Alt

THREE TIMES OVER // UNDERDOG ACADEMY // BRIGHT AS VEGAS

LOCAL BAND SHOWCASE FEAT: ALEX HADAWAY

ARE WE FAMOUS YET // THE FOUNDERS OF

£5.00 adv Various

£5.00 adv

// Gig Planner March 10 Mon 1st Tue 2nd Wed 3rd Thu 4th Fri

5th

Wed 10th Thu 11th

LISA MITCHELL

Electro//Acoustic

£6.00 adv

THE BOY WHO TRAPPED THE SUN // AMY PETERS

THE ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND SOUND

£3.00 adv

ROCK CLUB - END OF TERM GIG

AMY CAN FLYY

Pop Punk

£5.00 adv

CASIO KID // CANADA WATER

THE LONGEST DAY

Alt//Rock

£5.00 adv

BULL SEE RED // ATLAS

ERRORS

Experimental//Indie

£7.00 adv

SCIENCE OF 8 LIMBS

JOEY CAPE OF LAGWAGON

Punk Rock//Acoustic

TONY SLY OF NO USE FOR A NAME // JON SNODGRASS OF DRAG THE RIVER // +MORE

GENERAL FIASCO PLUS SUPPORT

£8.00 adv Indie//Pop

£6.00 adv


Words by: J Bloggs & Zoe Whitfield. Photography By: Ben Walker.

Mo’Live launch night @ Mo’Club // 24/01 The launch of Mo’Live saw the transformation of the Mo’Club, usually home to roller discos and jive classes, into a 600 capacity music venue playing host to 6 of the city’s finest bands. After much anticipation and buzz surrounding the launch, around 600 fans of the local music scene all came together to make the launch truly memorable. With an early opening time, bands A Word Like Attack and Fever Season warmed up the crowd on a cold January night, with the venue filling up nicely. As Burn The Fleet finished their set, the ever growing crowd sung back the lyrics to popular set closer ‘Handfuls of Sand’, creating a spine tingling atmosphere. Our Time Down Here followed, laying waste to the Mo’Live stage with punk rock riffs aplenty, followed by pop punk kings in waiting Not Advised, with a cover of Jacko’s ‘Man In The Mirror’ that kept the crowd smiling. The night was ended in style by Bury Tomorrow, whose aim of ‘breaking in’ the venue was achieved with a non stop pit and a set loud enough to bring the roof down. A fitting way to christen the new venue we think! Keep your eyes peeled for future Mo’Live gigs at www.joinerslive.co.uk

Vivian Girls @ The Joiners // 24/01 With tickets under a tenner the four band spectacular that was Sunday night at the The Joiners was the sort of value for money offer good enough to put Asda’s nose out of joint. Local experimental pop boys Montage Populaire kicked off proceedings, bringing with them one of the largest crowds we’ve seen for a first band on, which bodes well considering it was their first ever gig (!). Next up were The Moulettes, a five piece with an air of Peggy Sue about them, though more polished, far grander and with at least double the instruments. Despite admitting to partying too hard the previous night they wowed the crowd with their “happy” woe and reality show worthy dancing. Main support on the night were Thomas Tantrum, with lead singer Megan bounding onto the stage in head girl worthy pop socks and blonde locks, like Charlotte Cooper if she’d fronted The Subways and had more edge; tracks from their debut album such as ‘Shake It Shake It’ got the masses doing just that. However it was headliners Vivian Girls who really gave tonight its cool credentials, from their trademark lo-fi indie to an acapella cover of The Chantels ‘He’s Gone’, proving that you can take a female trio outta Brooklyn but you won’t be able to take away their NY chic.


Thu 4th

IN WITH THE OUT CROWD

WRONG WAY ROUND Presents ROCK FOR HAITI CHARITY EVENT

£4 ALL NIGHT / £1 OFF WITH NUS/MEMBERSHIP //POP PUNK//HARDCORE//SCREAMO//PUNK//INDUSTRIAL//SKA//METAL//ROCK

Fri

5th

DURRTY POP

DICE CLUB – ROLL A DICE TO SEE HOW MUCH YOU PAY TO GET IN!

£4 B4 11 / £5 AFTER / £1 OFF WITH NUS/MEMBERSHIP //POP//INDIE//ROCK//ALT//ELECTRO//D&B//DUBSTEP//HIP HOP

Sat 6th

WE ARE ROCKSTARS

CLUB NIGHT - FEAT: BITR8 & YES! TOM

£4 B4 11 / £5 AFTER / £1 OFF WITH NUS/MEMBERSHIP // INDIE//ROCK//ELECTRO

IN WITH THE OUT CROWD

Thu 11th WRONG WAY ROUND PRESENTS ST VALENTINES DAY

£4 ALL NIGHT / £1 OFF WITH NUS/MEMBERSHIP //POP PUNK//HARDCORE//SCREAMO//PUNK//INDUSTRIAL//SKA//METAL//ROCK

Fri

DURRTY POP

12th VALENTINES SPECIAL FEAT: SPEED DATING, MALE AUCTION & BLIND DATE! £4 B4 11 / £5 AFTER / £1 OFF WITH NUS/MEMBERSHIP //POP//INDIE//ROCK//ALT//ELECTRO//D&B//DUBSTEP//HIP HOP

WE ARE ROCKSTARS

Sat 13th CLUB NIGHT - FEAT: BITR8 & JAMES DEAN & ELECTRO SLEAZE £4 B4 11 / £5 AFTER / £1 OFF WITH NUS/MEMBERSHIP // INDIE//ROCK//ELECTRO

IN WITH THE OUT CROWD

Thu 18th FEAT: THE UNIT BLOTTERY £4 ALL NIGHT / £1 OFF WITH NUS/MEMBERSHIP //POP PUNK//HARDCORE//SCREAMO//PUNK//INDUSTRIAL//SKA//METAL//ROCK Fri

DURRTY POP

19th CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION! FREE ENTRY IF DRESSED AS A TIGER! £4 B4 11 / £5 AFTER / £1 OFF WITH NUS/MEMBERSHIP //POP//INDIE//ROCK//ALT//ELECTRO//D&B//DUBSTEP//HIP HOP

WE ARE ROCKSTARS

Sat 20th FEAT: BEATBULLYZ LIVE! - BITR8 & FEVER SEASON DJs £4 B4 11 / £5 AFTER / £1 OFF WITH NUS/MEMBERSHIP // INDIE//ROCK//ELECTRO

IN WITH THE OUT CROWD

Thu 25th CLUB NIGHT

£4 ALL NIGHT / £1 OFF WITH NUS/MEMBERSHIP //POP PUNK//HARDCORE//SCREAMO//PUNK//INDUSTRIAL//SKA//METAL//ROCK

Fri

SILENT DISCO

26th NAUGHTIES VS NINETIES!

£4 ADV TICKETS / MORE ON DOOR / £5 DEPOSIT //POP//INDIE//ROCK//ALT//ELECTRO//D&B//DUBSTEP//HIP HOP

WE ARE ROCKSTARS

Sat 27th FEAT: SO MANY DYNAMOS LIVE! – BITR8 & YES, TOM! £4 B4 11 / £5 AFTER / £1 OFF WITH NUS/MEMBERSHIP // INDIE//ROCK//ELECTRO

Wrong Way Round Presents... The Plight//The Computers// The Arteries 11/02 Words by: Tom Dukeson

The St. Valentines Massacre is one of the biggest punk shows to hit Southampton this year. Set in a newly refurbished Unit nightclub, hardcore punk rockers The Plight headline the evening. Any punk fan should have heard of the Leeds rockers by now, and if not then what better way to hear the latest “Winds of Osiris” tracks than live? Support comes from recent European explorers The Computers and the soon to be big Welsh outfit known as The Arteries. Just make sure not to fall too head over heels in love with live music so close to Valentine’s Day.


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February 2010 @ The Joiners  

Featuring Iglu & Hartley, Twin Atlantic, The Softpack, War From A Harlots Mouth, We Are The Union, The Telescopes, Casiokids, Ex Lovers, rev...