Tuesday, July 11, 2006

The week ahead

Greetings beams of sunshine!

It's time for Glade festival this weekend! Looking foward to another weekend of diverse electronic beats and grooves (hopefully) in the sunshine. But life doesn't stop for those still in the boro - lets have a look what's on.

It's also nearly time for Muddy Promotions to host their first indoor party since the madness that was the GrassRoots festival. This special event is to celebrate those born under Cancer and Leo, and will host a wide variety of live bands, acoustic acts and electronic musics from 4pm till 5am. It will take place at Lisboa on Saturday 22nd June and entrance is cheaper with a Muddy membership card so it's time to dust the festival grass off of it and put it safe in your wallet. Full details will follow in next week's mailout.


Tuesday night is open mic night at the Comet, Garton End Road, Dogsthorpe. Entrance is free and an unusual bunch of musical backgrounds will be gathered to jam and chuckle.
Mike Da Hats Music club as usual is at Goodbarns Yard St Johns St. It's not open mic there's not even a mic. Just a bunch of mates playing guitar as and when they feel like it. Kick off 9:00pm until chucking out time.


Music Jam is continuing at Xoo Bar - hosted by James Chadwick . Doors open at 8pm for an open mic session so bring your instruments and get involved. Entrance is free.

Meanwhile at Lisboa (24 Lincoln Road, Peterborough) the Pixie Folke Jam is happening. Entrance is free and doors are 9pm till late.


This week's Unity at Lisboa brings an acoustic performance from The Librarians a swiftly up and coming young band with a very skilled guitarist. Also on the bill is acoustic artist Tom O'Brien, and there will also be some surprises along the way. Doors open at 8pm with the jam session, and when Unity finishes Dj Urb assumes position at the decks to take us through to the early hours.


Audio Collective are in Lisboa on Friday night with a mixture of drum & bass, breaks, house and hard dance. Entrance is free and doors are 9pm till 3am.


System Abuse ( www.systemabuse.co.uk ) have hooked up with the Polish community to bring a special one-off event to the city on Saturday night, being held at Limit. DJ Alien, a famous Polish house music producer, is visiting the town and will be grooving through the night alongside System Abuse regular Urb and Polish DJ Pawel. Doors are 10pm will 4am and entrance is £3 before 11pm or more after.

Down the road in Lisboa Dizzy Funk are conrinuing their residency of "fumpin fat house music" - this time around with specail guests from DubDup alongisde the Dizzy Funk regulars. Door times are 9pm till 5am and entrance is free before 11pm, or £5 after.


Deep Roots are in Lisboa for their Sunday session of funk, soul, and generally chilled out vibes from 6pm on Sunday. Entrance is free.

From 9pm it's time for Acoustic Sunday at Solstice, hosted by Rich (Unity). On offer every week are some of the finest acoustic artists in the area. Entrance is free and the atmosphere is easy.

Finally we have to acknowledge another tragic loss to Music. This Time it's Syd Barrett one of the original members of Pink Floyd who died a couple of days ago. Sid left the band in 1968 when drugs had profound effects on his mental health. He lived as a virtual recluse in Cambridge ever since. Recently he was persuaded to start playing again albeit in a small way. Roger Waters' words for Shine On You Crazy Diamond on the 1975 album "Wish You Were Here" were inspired by his former bandmate: "Remember when you were young, you shone like the sun. Shine on you crazy diamond. Now there's a look in your eyes, like black holes in the sky."
Maybe he didn't set the world alight. But he was certainly the one who struck the match in the first place inspiring thousands to follow in his footsteps.

Peace, Love and unity



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