Greetings people of the beat, tune and harmony!
Post-Grassroots pack down and recovery made us miss a week out of our regular mailout schedule last week, so I'm glad to be able to resume normal service keeping you informed of what's on in the boro.
The festival was a definite success, we all hope you enjoyed yourselves as much as we did and we'd also like to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you to everybody who gave their time and positive energy to make the whole thing happen. We're all looking forward to next year already!
So what's on this week?
Tuesday nights is open mic/jam night at the Comet on Garton End Road, Dogsthorpe. Entrance is free and the people are friendly so if you've not been yet pop along and play or listen.
Wednesday brings us back to the XOO Bar, downstairs from City and County club on Priestgate. This is another friendly open mic session, this one hosted by James Chadwick. Entrance is free. Doors open 8pm.
Down the road at Lisboa (24 Lincoln Road, Peterborough) Pixie Folke Club is in session, with folk jamming and pixie like activities. Entrance is free and doors are 9pm till late.
Unity at Lisboa this week brings a large line-up featuring acoustic music from Joe Watkin ( www.joewatkin.com ) and Moony (from Opaque). Bands on the night are Chatteris based Loop ( www.myspace.com/loopland ) and These Young Lives ( www.myspace.com/theseyounglives ). An acoustic jam will start proceedings at 8pm. Entrance is free and when the live music finishes DJ Urb continues with his weekly session to take you through to the early hours.
Vortex and Diesel City Promotions are continuing their Ptown Showcase nights this Thursday, with a line-up of three bands: The Escaped, Breakfall and Sever The Wicked. Doors open at 8:30 pm and entrance will cost you £3, or £2.50 with a flyer.
The Brewery Tap is hosting Soul Grooves on Friday night - a mix-up of soul to dance to till the early hours on offer. Entrance is free.
Saturday sees the return of Pixie Sin to Lisboa. This time around the Pixie Skin crew are hosting The Big Hand ( www.thebighand.co.uk ), a ska four-piece coming all the way from Edinburgh! Tallulah Rendall ( www.tallulahrendall.com ) is also visiting the city for the event. Other acts on the bill include Istari with guest whistle from Terena, The Singing Monk, and DJ's Urb, Shaggy, The Okinawa Kid and the members of The Big Hand. Doors are 8pm till 5am and entrance is £3.
Also on Saturday Bish Bash Bosh are returning to Limit (POSH ground, London Road) for another outing of eclectic and hard electronic dance musics - hardcore, hard dance and breaks are on the bill this time around.
Sunday nights is time for another of Rich's (Unity) Acoustic Sundays at Solstice. Music runs 9 till 11pm and the nights continue to showcase the cream of our city's acoustic talent. Entrance is free.
Meanwhile Deep Roots will be keeping things mellow in Lisboa - entrance is free and doors are open from 6pm till late.
Till next time - keep it happy.
Peace love unity and respect.