Greetings jobs and blobs.
Didn't it get wet towards the end of last week!
Had a lovely weekend though - Tammy Garcia knocked the a*s out of Lisboa on Saturday night, if you weren't there you missed out! And the better news is that £403 was raised for St Theresa's. The management there told me that this is enough money to keep the soup kitchen in food for about 4 weeks! Many thanks to everybody who came and supported the event and a special thanks to the staff and management of Lisboa for making the whole thing possible.
It is a month today till the opening of the first Grassroots Festival! Much excitement and concern is flying around in the Muddy camp making final preparations for the big weekend.
So now it's time to start gathering the volunteer force for the event together. This Saturday we are travelling to the Festival site to show those who will become the core of our stewarding team around and go through some important information together. Obviously there is no volunteer force without volunteers, so if you would like to take one of the many roles in this regard at the festival please reply to this mail and I'll give you details of where/when to meet on the day ready to go to the site. Thanks as always for your understanding and positive action.
So what have we got to draw our attention this week?
The open mic session at the Comet on Garten End Road, Dogsthorpe is gatherig momentum. Entrance is free so if you have some spare time to take part by performing or just enjoying the music and atmosphere head down.
Another weekly open mic session that is always a good night out is the Music Jam nights at Xoo Bar, hosted by James Chadwick. Entrance is free and doors open at 8pm.
For something a little heavier Anti-Septic are presenting a night of live bands at Fidds, with a spectacular line-up including intense art-rockers Sidearm, punk/metal band The Escaped, MCD (DIY punk rock from London), Weapon of Choice (local punk band) and The Librairians. Doors open at 7:30pm and entrance is £4. This event is open to anyone over 16 (with ID).
Unity, swiftly settling into their new venue at Lisboa, have a fantastic line-up of rock and acoustic music this week. Quint are local rockers who keep their tongues firmly in their cheeks, while Kulak are one of the most exciting new up-and-coming bands with their fusion of rock, rap and drum & bass rhythms. Rich & Chopper, two acoustic favourites for the Unity comm-unity have been collaborating on some new material and will be performing earlier in the night. The Unity Jam, so central to the concept of the Unity event will take place from 8pm till 9pm. Entrance is free all night long.
When the live music finishes at Unity DJ Urb begins with his diverse selection of tracks to keep you moving till the early hours.
Audio Collective return to Lisboa this Friday for a night of hard dance, drum & bass and breaks. Entrance is free.
Round the corner in the Brewery Tap an event called All Funked Up brings Dj's with funky beats and grooves till close. Entrance is free before 10pm.
A rare occurence for these mailouts - other than the steward training session in the daytime I'm not aware of any events in the city on Saturday night to take your fancy. If anyone wants to tell me of anything that I'm not aware of please mail me and I'll send out a late amendment.
Sunday Skool are funking things up in Lisboa on Sunday night from 6pm taking you into the early hours of Bank Holiday Monday.
Over the road in Gem Bar the Playskool bods are thrashing out a mixture of psy-trance, deep house, hard trance and bassline breaks. Door times are 8pm till 2am and entrance is free for this one-off event. There will also be reggae downstairs in Bogarts beer garden to mellow you out.
Tickets for Grassroots Festival are still on sale from The Glass Onion, from the Muddy stand at Unity on Thursday, from the sound man at Anti-Septic@Fidds on Wednesday, from Sunday Skool @ Lisboa on Sunday,and from Playskool @ Gem Bar on Sunday.
Check the up-dated Muddy Promotions website muddypromotions.org.uk for more information of layour and line-ups. Grab your tickets quick, they are a mere £20 for members (membership £5 for one year) and disappearing quickly. Grab them quick!!!
Have a fantastic bank holiday weekend! That's all for now.
Peace love unity and respect.