Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Unity newsletter

Greetings busybods and lazybums

This list began life as the Unity newsletter but as things have developed in our city it has become more and more a general what's on guide for like-minded events locally and further, this newsletter is going to remain the same but will come to you via the Muddy Promotions mailing list, removing it from being so event specific and making it a more neutral guide to quality stuff to do.
The second outing for Pixie Skin is at the Solstice on Wednesday. The night aims to provide an open mic session with DJ's focused on jazz and world music with bits of hip-hop and chillout thrown in for fun. There will also be artwork by a number of artists on display and for sale. Entrance is by voluntary donation to Age Concern. Live music will include an acoustic outing for Opaque.


Unity returns to the Fidds with a huge line-up on Thursday. James Chadwick, arguably the finest acoustic artist in the city, returns to the Unity stage. It's two Unity debuts for our two bands - The Camden Leisure Pirates (who are from Cambridge) and the wonderful Linda's Nephew. There's also a first for Unity in the guise of comic Steve Gonzalez, who will play a short set of comedic musical parodies. Playing random stuff in between from the decks will be Playskool's Kendo, and the end of night will be provided by full on drum and bass from System Abuse's Urb (the world record holder for the longest DJ mix). If you want to go a bit further afield Wake are playing in Camden at The Dublin Castle. Doors open at 8:30 and tickets are £6 (or £5 with a flyer).

On Friday System Abuse are returning to the Vibes Bar beginning a string of events showcasing young and fresh up-and-coming talent amongst the DJ's and MC's of the city. Alongside the new boys will be Urb, Scar Red, G-Rolla (Speed of Sound), Kodo (Sensoo Alliance), KDC (Concentrix). Entrance is £3.
A new event is also beginning at Lisboa on Lincoln Road. The Audio Collective are presenting a night of deep and dirty breaks - encompassing drum & bass, breaks and hip-hop. London's Leicester Square Club is host to the launch party of Opaque's new album The Last Moustache. A bus to and from is available from the Opaque boys for a cost of £18 which will get you transport to and from the event by coach, entrance to the venue and a copy of the album. Finally in a very busy night of partying, Jaz is at Fidds. The line-up includes Point Seven Pistol and a reduced line-up version of Point of Origin. There will also be a DJ outing for Sk9, who you may have seen playing his phreaky techno at the city's Contact promotions.

On Saturday Wake are playing their full band acoustic set in Bogarts along with an acoustic support act. Music will be 9-11 and entrance is free. Also on Saturday the Fidds is hosting Boss Reggae sound system for a night of dub and reggae. Entrance is £2 before 10 and £4 after.SundayOn Sunday there is a day of open deck opportunity for budding DJ's at Lisboa. Check the Muddy Promotions forum

Peace, love and be out there.


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