Greetings bubbles of joy and anarchic freedom!
A phrase is landing in the heart of the Muddy world this weekend that I don't think I've heard since childhood days watching Blue Peter (did I just admit to that? - have you got any sticky back plastic?). This Sunday (3rd December) the Glass Onion is hosting a BRING & BUY SALE to help raise some funds and keep up with the paying the bills game that running the centre involves.
The Onion is currently running at a loss and since we still have no backing Muddy Promotions has got no financial cushion to sustain this situation for long.....any help you can give will be gratefully received. Many thanks.
There's also the Muddy Sagittarius Party at Lisboa on Saturday - any profits from which will roll straight into the Onion's coffers - yet another way that you can support this project while having fun and maybe even getting quite hammered......if you like..... :)
In fact there's alot of stuff going on to grab your attention this week - so without further delay let's have a look at what there is.
The Pixie Folke team are presenting a wonderful and inspiring one-off evening of music and art at Lisboa (24 Lincoln Road, Peterborough) tonight..... and entrance is by voluntary donation, with all door profits going towards recording costs for demos for two of the local artists performing.
The line-up is beyond compare - here's just some of it:
Tammy Garcia and the Flamenkines - flamenco passion from Brighton (well....Spain actually)
Dana Wylie Band - folky three piece from near da boro
Chomsky's Chainsaw (formerly known as Circus) - you must know these by now
Ady & jo (Fiddle & Squeeze) - all the way from Brighton
Ru Jones (Crowzone) - also all the way from Brighton
Heather McVey - soulful acoustic soloist from Cambridge
Jonny Fungji - oooh, an old boro legend in acoustic format
Irene Rae - a current boro legend in acoustic format
The Singing Monk - famous for his many Pixie Skin appearances
Mike da Hat - the Unity photo man from the other side of the mic for a change
This is all going on spread over both floors of Lisboa, with shedloads of amazing artwork being displayed and candlelit dinner being served in the acoustic lounge downstairs too.
......don't forget, entrance is voluntary donation! Door times are 7pm till late.
Unity at Lisboa this week proudly presents:
The Brackets ( www.myspace.com/thebracketsmusic ) - boro based Indie bods.
Some TCD ( www.myspace.com/sometcd ) are a London based acoustic duo of the highest order - check them out, really beautiful harmonies (even Wainwright might like them...lol)
Doors open for the open jam somewhere between 8 and 8:30 and entrance is £2 or £1 to Muddy members.
Friday is time for the Onion's weekly open mic session, always a laid back treat and a lovely way to start the weekend. Why not pop in. Beer on sale from 6pm and music from around 8pm till 1am.
For a much noisier start to your weekend System Abuse are continuing their monthly residency at Lisboa for another evening of sick and filthy drum & bass. This time around with guest DJ Khanage (Offkey/Ohm Resistance), the world record breaking Urb, alongside other SA residents Kodo, Scar Red and Vendetta. Doors are 9pm till 4am. There was a lovely atmosphere at the last System Abuse event so get down there and check it out. £4 on the door.
It's time for the Muddy Sagittarius Party! This is taking place at Lisboa, and is running from 8pm till 4am.
The live line-up is of top quality and eclecticism (as you have come to expect):
The Neumes - ska/folk fusion from yorkshire
Godfather - sleazy funk from Cambridge
Sidearm - art rock wonders, gotta check them if you haven't already!
Radicus - local punks with good vibe and happy attitude
Magic Lamp - live techno-trance, celebrating their success at Synergy last weekend (big up guys!)
To top things of Dj's Bidbod (Playskool - psy-trance) and Audioholic (Clear - Breaks) are ready to be served up on the menu.
Entrance is £4 or just £3 to muddy members. Look forward to seeing you there.
Alternatively much further afield the Synergy bods are holding a very special community gathering at their community centre in Camberwell, London. They've kindly invited local favourties Opaque to go and rock it out on stage. If you would be interested in attending contact Moony on email@example.com for travel details and stuff. For full details of the event check www.thesynergyproject.org
Don't forget the bring and buy sale - you might be able to pick up some Xmas present bargains and you'll be helping the Onion stay afloat!
Later in the day Sundazed Sounds enter their second week at Lisboa - with eclectic chilled out grooves from DJ's and acoustic artists. Entrance is free and door times are 3pm till late.
Our good friends the Gangsters have asked us to mention that tickets are now on sale for the Skankateria 07 (the Gangsters annual Xmas Party). The line-up is phat and funky with The Gangsters, Groove Cartel and Point of Origin all on the bill, as well as ska and reggae DJ's on the night to make sure that it's an event to dance dance dance at! Advance tickets are £5 and they will be more on the door. The party is happening at Radius (above the Solstice) on Friday 29 December and is set to be a stormer. For ticket info email firstname.lastname@example.org
Till next week bods - keep it happy - and please help keep the Onion alive.....it would be a crying shame if the Onion got the chop.....
Peace love unity and respect