Big thanks to all of you who made the Cancer/Leo Party such a lovely (if a little warm) event this Saturday.
There's a lot of change going on in our city's nightlife at the moment - with Radius no longer hosting local live music (within six weeks of opening!), Limit closing as of this Saturday, Richard's Unity acoustic sessions relocating to Lisboa as of this Sunday, Brewery Tap capaigning against demolition and changes in management all over the place the city is in a great deal of flux.
In amongst all of this chaos lets have a look what's on this week to tickle your fancy while the world changes around your ears:
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Tuesday night's is time for open mic night at the Comet (Garton End Road, Dogsthorpe). Entrance is free so turn up with your ears and instruments for a great night.
In the second instalment of open mic sessions for the week, James Chadwick is hosting Music Jam at Xoo Bar (downstairs from City & County Club, Priestgate). Entrance is free and doors open at 8pm.
Meanwhile (and afterwards) the Pixie Folke are gathered at Lisboa from 9pm for acoustic jamming and friendly frolics. Entrance is free here too.
Unity at Lisboa has a very special line-up this week. The Neumes are a five piece folk and jazz based band travelling all they way from Yorkshire to entertain the comm-unity here in the boro ( www.myspace.com/theneumes ). Also on the bill are the wonderful Groove Cartel ( www.myspace.com/groovecartel ) who brought this year's Grassroots Festival to such a great close a few weeks back.
The electric jam is returning to Unity this week as well so get there early (open 8pm). Entrance is free (for the last time, from next week there will be a small charge to be decided).
When Unity finishes DJ Urb will take over to bring us through to the early hours of Friday morning.
Down the road in Cambridge The Portland Arms is home to a Syd Barrett tribute night following Syd's sudden death. The line-up consists of music and videos by and inspired by Syd - including Mr Zed ( www.myspace.com/mrzed ), Skellington Stef, Brock & Opaque ( www.bandopaque.com ). Door tax is £3 (proceeds to Cancer Research).
Point of Origin ( www.myspace.com/pointoforigin12
Over the road in Lisboa Contact are up for another session of experimental electronic music and techno. The line-up this time around includes BrokenShields ( http://www.myspace.com/brokensh
The Brewery Tap are hosting another session of "All Funked Up" with Dj Matt, entrance is free.
Peterborough's Punk Club, residents at the Triangle for many years, are holding their first night at Lisboa on Saturday, with a three band line-up of punk ska and oi! including The Black Maria's. Door times are 9pm till 5am.
The Brewery Tap is hosting "Cookin", with Dj Ottis providing the beats and grooves.
The FuNktional boys are in town and outside under canvas @ The Old Still down Westgate Arcade. The night will run from 7 till 2, starting with some funky laid back grooves to chill in the basking Sun to some full on funked up vocal house!! Funktional residents J Stanford, Murray the Man and Garry Keiller will be joined by Steve Andrews (Miss Moneypennys) & Jon Solo (Manumission). Door tax is £3 all night with entries up until 12am. Dress to dance!
Richard's Acoustic Sunday (normally held at Solstice) is joining up with Deep Roots at Lisboa this Sunday. Entrance is free and as well as quality acoustic performances the Deep Roots crew will be playing a diverse selection of grooves from hip-hop to blues to ambient. Doors are 6pm till late.
Check out this link - it's a satirical video based around a song written and performed by Corneilius, who some of you may have had the pleasure of listening to at Unity a few months back or at the Grassroots Festival. The video is highlighting some conflicts of interest within the music/politics fusion led by figureheads Bob Geldof and Bono - enlightening, thought provoking and more than capable of raising a smile.
Till next time - peace love unity and respect.