Greetings sand monsters and sea snakes!
An early mail out this week as I'm off to Scotland for a few days...... yippee!
The Muddy crew are gearing up towards a busy few weeks preparing for the official grand opening of the Glass Onion, which will take place on the 16th and 17th of September. There's going to be a chance to get a sneak preview of the venue when the doors open next weekend (11/12/13 August).
Friday the 11th will be an open mic session, welcoming music to Muddy's happy home for the first time, while the Saturday will host a very special one-off event, with a performance of "Growing up with Martin" an original domestic comedy play stopping at the boro for a night before heading to Edinburgh.
More details will follow next week so keep your eyes peeled and tell the whole world!
We'd also like to take this oppotunity to thank everybody who made the Cancer/Leo Party such a lovely event last weekend - much fun was had by all and the profits from the event will assist us greatly in making the Glass Onion ready for opening.
So what's on in the boro?
Tuesday night's is open mic night at the Comet - Garton End Road, Dogsthorpe. Entrance is free and a diverse collection of characters gather each week to play together.
The Pixie Folke are coming to Lisboa (24 Lincoln Road, next to Curry Masters) on Wednesday night for acoustic jamming and open mic bizzle from 8pm onwards. Entrance is free.
By the way, I'm told that the open mic night at Xoo Bar has finished so I'm afraid you'll be disappointed if you turn up there looking for music.
Further afield, Opaque are playing at The Man in the Moon in Cambridge. For more info check out www.bandopaque.com
This week Unity (at Lisboa) has the prvilege of presenting a rare acoustic performance from Quarto And (former winners of Fidds Band of theYear) as well as up and coming new band The Fun Machines. Entrance is free and doors open for the Unity Jam session at 8pm.
Over the road at the Park it's time for another of the Ptown Showcase nights - brought to you by Diesel City Promotions and Vortex. This time around there are three bands on offer - the wonderful Sidearm (who are coming to Unity next week btw), State of Freedom, and young rock chicks The Playful Rays. Entrance will cost you £3, unless you have a flyer in which case it will cost you £2.50.
If drum and bass mentalism is your Friday flavour be sure to check out System Abuse - newly relocated to Lisboa in the wake of the Limit's shutdown. The SA regulars will serve up a guaranteed selection of the filthiest basslines and hardest beats. Advance tickets (see www.systemabuse.co.uk) are £4 and it will be more on the door.
Round the corner at the Brewery Tap Dj Ollie will be serving up "Soul Grooves" from the decks for your listening and dancing pleasure.
Also relocating from Limit to Lisboa this weekend are Safe and Sound - a local deep house crew. Doors are 9pm till 5am.
Voodoo are also playing in the Brewery Tap on Saturday - they are one of the finest rock covers bands in the boro so if you haven't seen them yet don't miss out.
The acoustic sessions formerly taking place on Sundays at the Solstice (run by Rich - Unity) have also made the move to Lisboa - joining forces with the Deep Roots bods to offer a free entrance weekly event of chilled out grooves and acoustic performances from the cream of the crop of local talent. Doors open 7pm with a barbeque running in Lisboa's garden.
Last week I gave a big build up to the very funny and informative new music video from Corneilius - only to neglect to put up the link for it......oops. You can find the video here
Also, our friends at Carbon Logic records (home to Tammy Garcia) have set up a web space for musicians to share and promote their music. They would love to see musicians and bands making use of this service and it will also become a great place to find new music so check it out. If you wish to upload while the site is still in its infancy you will need to use a special passcode I've been given permission to give out, please reply to this mail if you would like to be given the code. You can check the site out at www.beta.carbonlogic.co.uk
Anyhoo, till next time:
Peace love unity and respect.