Tuesday, April 25, 2006

The Coming Week

Greetings snugglebugs and tree-huggers!

This Saturday really felt like summer - as the late great Robert Nestor Marley sang: sun is shining, weather is sweet.

Of course this means that the Grassroots Festival is getting very close indeed. Tickets are quickly running out and there will be no entrance to the festival without a ticket, so if you want to come and be a part of this very special and unique event please contact us or visit the friendly folk at The Glass Onion and ask about tickets/memberships. Membership for a year is only £5 and the festival tickets are only £20 to members - this is for a three day festival with three nights camping offering:

Bands stage
Electronic stage
Acoustic tent (in association with Hope Street)
Cinema/Jazz tent
Chillout space through till morning everyday
Cafe and diverse foods at reasonable prices
Family camping/facilities
Kids field with workshops for kids of all ages

All of this a short drive away from Peterborough in a beautiful location!

Snap up your tickets quick people - and don't forget this is an event for the people by the people so please don't forget to volunteer just a little of your time to help make this event really HAPPEN.

In the meantime of course there a many events to tickle your ears and your fancy, so lets have a look at what's on this week.

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One more thing first though, local band Wake are requesting the help of their local fans by visiting http://www.everythingandnothing.org.uk/music/bandwars.php
and taking 2 minutes to register and vote for them in this competition that they have entered themselves for.


Chatteris based punky outfit Loop are playing at The Loft in Cambridge this Tuesday night and would appreciate local support bouncing around happily with big grins.

Closer to home the Comet (Garton End Road) is hosting it's open mic & jam night on Tuesday as well.


With the acoustic musicians of our city spoilt for choice this week, Pixie Skin are holding their first night in their new venue (Lisboa) on Wednesday. Headline act will be festival veterans Tarantism in acoustic guise - if you missed these guys at the Grassroots Equinox Party you missed out! Also on the bill are local heros Opaque (also in a scaled down version), Abi & Stacey (of Point of Origin), the Singing Monk and there is also time for an open mic session for anyone who would care to get up and do their thing. Deep Roots and Sunday Skools funkmeister Leigh will be on the decks, and later in the night will be DJ's from Krunch and Playskool sound systems. Doors are 7pm till late and entrance is free before 9pm.

Also on Wednesday is the Xoo Bar's Music Jam night - an open mic session presented by James Chadwick. This week's special guest artist will be London based Sam Beer (http://sambeer.co.uk ). Entrance is free and doors open at 8pm.


Unity this week has a very diverse line-up on offer. Acoustic act for the week is the lovely Irene Rae ( http://irenerae.co.uk), one of the city's most promising acoustic acts. The two contrasting bands on this week are metal band The Fake Exterior and alt-rockers The Remote State, who have been causing a considerable response in their short time on the boro's music scene. As always the Unity Jam session will open the night (till 9:30) with a chance for everyone to get involved. Dorrs open at 8:30pm and entrance is free before 9:15.

The Solstice band of the year competition reaches its final on Thursday as well - featuring amongst others the Gangsters. Entrance is free.

A little further afield James Chadwick is playing at The Junction in Cambridge. For more details see http://jameschadwick.co.uk


The Juzzt can be seen live at The Cross Keys on Oundle Road on Friday night with their fusion of ska funk mayhem.

An amount of Muddy people are paying a visit to the glorious and magical Synergy Project in London's SeOne club on Friday night. If you've never experienced a Synergy Project event they must be seen to be believed. You can check them out on the web at http://thesynergyproject.org

For something local and more electronic check out The Audio Collective at Lisboa. Music will be a selection of hard dance, breaks and drum & bass from the resident Dj's and guests. Dorrs are 8pm till 1am and entrance is free (Lisboa's weekly reggae session beginning at 1am and running till 5am).


On Saturday there is an all day music event at The Cherry Tree on Oundle Road. I'm unsure of line-up details at this point but it will be a good day for sure!

In the evening there is an acoustic session in Bogarts hosted by Abi & Stacey of Point of Origin. Irene Rae and James Chadwick will also be making appearances, as well as other special surprise guests on the night. Entrance is free.


Deep Roots are back in Lisboa for another laid back Sunday session to breeze you through to the bank holiday Monday. Doors open mid-afternoon and will be open till late entrance is free.

Bogarts and Gem Bar are combining forces for a two room event starting at 3pm and running till late. Upstairs in Gem bar will be Liquid Drum & Bass, while Bogarts beer garden will host Reggae, Breaks and Hip-Hop. This event is hosted by Strictly Soulful and DJ's will be representing from Speed of Sound, System Abuse, Growsystems, Clear and The Park. Entrance is also free.

Hip-hop promotion Throwdown are also celebrating their second birthday on Sunday night at The Met Lounge. I don't have any details of line-up or ticket entrance at this point but a night of heavy hip-hop and talented MC's is for sure.


The Jolly Brewer in Lincoln is holding the May Day Music Festival for the bank holiday - I don't have further details unfortunately but am sure that a brief search on the world wide wieb will enlighten.

...and finally

Don't forget your Grassroots memberships and tickets before it's too late!

Have a lovely extended weekend.

Peace love unity and respect.

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