Hope this mailout finds you all healthy, happy and nicely centred.
Welcome to your weekly rundown of what's on this week in the boro and around abouts.
Pixie Folke club are in Lisboa for open mic shenanigans still every Wednesday - with residents Shaggy and Abi of Point of Origin and many other wonderful people turning up to play each week. Entrance is free, the sofas are comfy, the vibes are good, and doors open at 8pm.
Unity have a line-up we've been looking forward to for a long time this week:
Blue Meridian are all the way from LA and are currently touring the UK with friends PSS - they bring a beautiful and tight performance of melodic rock music. Check them out at www.bluemeridian.net
PSS are from North Hollywood and are a very tight rock band. You can find them online at www.psstheband.com
End of the Day have established themselves as one of the finest rock bands based in Peterborough. If you haven't lucky enough to see them play yet have a listen at www.end-of-the-day.co.uk
Unity takes place at Bar Lisboa, 24 Lincoln Road, Peterborough (up the stairs next to Curry Masters). Doors open at 8pm for the open jam session (come and get involved) and when the live music finishes the world record breaking DJ Urb serves up an eclectic mix and mash-up of styles to take us through to the early hours.
The Glass Onion is hosting a one-off "Oxjam" event this Friday, with all of the £2 each door proceeds going to Oxfam.On the bill are Opaque, Karmadillo and The Battery Apple Trees amongst others so get down and show your support. The event is running 6pm till 1am.
The Brewery Tap were supposed to have Silverspace playing this Friday- but unfortunately they have had to drop out due to a guitarists injury (get well soon wishes from all to Rion Zion). Instead they have DJ Julian Roberts and friends presenting Something Missing "The best influential sounds of the last 50 years", a mixture of motown, indie, ska, mod, madchester, northern soul, reggae, etc.
Funktional are in Lisboa for the first time this Friday, with special guest Rayan Gee from the legendary Shades of Rhythm playing an old skool set. Residents J Stanford, Juan Baptiste and Magnum PI will be playing soulful vocal house music throughout the night. Door times are 9pm till 4am.
The latest offshoot from the Playskool Sound Collective is hitting Lisboa this Saturday. Psychedelic Breakdown will present the finest cutting edge psy-trance and psychedelically-minded filthy breakbeats. The second room will bring a diverse range of chilled out grooves and laid back beats from house to dub to hip-hop....and a whole world of randomness in between times. The main room will be most satisfied to have Far Too Loud (funkatech/broke) travelling from Surrey for the night to funk things up with their full on breaks, as well as Woef (Indigo Children/Newfoundland) visiting from Wales with full-on psy-trance. The Indigo Children tribe will also be decorating the venue along with Playskool's resident painter Mel. Door times are 9pm till 5am and entrance is £4.
Around the corner in the Brewery Tap is "Cookin' " with DJ Ottis and guests 'frying up old school funk, blending together 80's and modern soul, finishing off with a fresh sprinkling of upfront soulful house flavours that will leave your taste buds wanting more'.
For something more laid-back London based Electro-Acoustic club are showcasing....erm...elctro
Irene Rae is back into the world of performing this weekend after a spot of illness (glad to know you are better Ren). Her return to the stage can be seen at Cromwells this Sunday in Stamford. Starts at 8pm - 10.30pm.
Meanwhile back in the boro Deep Roots are in session at Lisboa with chilled out grooves from 6pm onwards, with a free BBQ in the garden to feed your bellies.
Peace love unity respect and big-ups to the people of the positive vibe.