Bloomsbury Lanes, Basement of Tavistock Hotel, Bedford Way, London, WC1H 9EU, UK
The UK's most rock 'n' roll night out. A well known haunt of well known faces, and where to see future next big things in advance.
The Enemy's debut album We'll Live and Die in These Towns (2007) went straight to Number 1 in the UK Albums chart on release. Their second album Music for the People (2008) went to Number 2 on the UK Albums chart. Streets in the Sky, their third studio album, was released on 21 May 2012 and was also their third UK top 10 album.
Kasabian / Doves / Eugene McGuinness / Peace / Courteeners / The Coral / Stone Roses / Oasis / Miles Kane / Noel Gallagher / Swim Deep / The Rifles / Palma Violets / The Twang / The Jam / Paul Weller / The Beatles / The Who / The Happy Mondays / The Enemy / The Music / The View / The Vaccines / Cast / Verve / Shed 7 / The Strokes / plus loads more inc. the best new bands and old classics
The Venue security reserves the right to refuse admission to the venueThe Venue reserves the right to search people on entryThis event is 14+ (live music from 7-11pm) Under 16's MUST accompanied by an adult (18+) and can only be seated in the upstairs balcony area.
DNA lounge, 375 11th Street near Harrison in SoMa, San Francisco
UNEARTH -- https://www.facebook.com/unearthofficial TEXAS IN JULY -- https://www.facebook.com/texasinjulyband CRUEL HAND -- https://www.facebook.com/cruelhand ARMED FOR APOCOLYPSE -- https://www.facebook.com/armedforapocalypse
Unearth: Metalcore is a stubborn genre, and one that should never change. Luckily for tried and true death metal and metal core fans, we have Unearth to be its champion. For more than 15 years, Unearth has been staying true to the heavy metal genre that birthed them. Metal is their craft, and they do it with an attention to detail rivaled only by the dark brutality of their output. Part homage to legends like Pantera and At The Gates, part amendment to classic subgenres like Swedish death metal and early metalcore, and part uniquely Unearth, the band has never wavered in their grittiness, darkness, or their ability to excite the audience of headbangers (seriously, they've opened for metal legends Testament and easily held their own). Unearth features a death growling lead singer along with some stellar clean vocals and backing vocals from one of their two guitarists. They've got the low end down pat, solos galore, the soul of thrash metal egging them onwards, and enough stage antics for everyone. The band directly engages the audience (you will be sweated upon, front row) and leaps around the stage with wild abandon, antics that are true to the ethos of heavy metal, adding some levity to an already amped up live show. You get the feeling that these guys would be just as stoked to play someone's rowdy basement party as they would be opening up an arena festival -- they are genuine protectors of the faith (aka metal).
Texas In July: Emotional, earnest, raw, and truthful, Texas In July is a metalcore band from, you guessed it, Pennsylvania. Mixing soaring clean vocals reminiscent of emo-alternative rock of the early 2000s with guttural, growling lead vocals that shake your soul, Texas In July creates a moody yet fun blend of all things metalcore. Four boys decided to form Texas In July during their high school days and still have plenty of that youthful energy left to share with their fans. Constant touring has allowed these dudes to form a tight rapport and easy songwriting connection, despite a few line-up changes. Motifs such as transition, Christianity, and faith, mingle with the harder elements such as angry vocals, super powerful, forceful drumming, and in your face guitar. The band has got the technicality of the music down, both on record and throughout their aggressive live show, but also embraces groovin' out and jumping around on stage -- you can tell they're having fun and doing what they want to be doing. The crowd certainly picks up on the Texas In July attitude, and responds with unencumbered dancing. Every breakdown (and there are many) is a chance to jump up and waive your fists with glee.
Cruel Hand: From the tranquil wilderness of Portland, Maine, comes a decidedly un-tranquil band: Cruel Hand. Equal parts thrash, hardcore, and metal, Cruel Hand brings a devastating and brutal sound to every record and live show. The five piece haven't turned their back on fun, despite the deep heaviness of the music. Hair flies, sweat pours, and music pounds as Cruel Hand wails and growls. The band has played huge festival stages and small rooms with equal vigor - their energy, complete with rowdy stomping around stage and singing directly into the crowd, is big enough to capture any crowd. Dual guitars, excellent drumming, and lots of headbanging bring the audience some of the feeling from classic days of hardcore. Don't be surprised if their blend of thrashy hardcore inspires a mosh pit, just get out of the way.
Armed for Apocolypse: What exactly is Armed For The Apocalypse armed with? Heavy, heavy metal. You won't find any clean choruses or slightly happy tunes coming from this five piece from Chico, Ca. Hell, you'll only hear loud, aggressive, dark, and dangerous songs that rumble along at a dirge then switch to fast pace single chords and blast beats. Three guitars make for quite a heavy sound, especially when tuned down and pissed off. There's nothing more evil sounding than the growl emitted by Armed For The Apocalypse's singer -- as if he was calling some demons to his side. With dark lyrics and song titles that speak of demons, world ending, and, a personal favorite, "You Are Alive When They Start To Eat You," make no mistake: Armed For The Apocalypse is intensely, brutal, gory, and ready to explode your eardrums.
metal. doors @ 6pm; show @ 6:30pm. all ages. $14 advance; $16 day of show.
Watch and listen: Unearth: This Glorious Nightmare: http://youtu.be/MMI5bmlSrRg Texas In July New Beginnings: http://youtu.be/Vhz_7n1Nu9g Cruel Hand: Lock and Key: http://youtu.be/k44Y3DKBTtM Armed For Apocalypse Better Worlds The Road Will End: http://youtu.be/KuzhyK8YCas
VCR returns for another installment of audio-visual mayhem at Electric Social. This month joining residents BRXTNFNK and Tom Central is fellow local DJ and record label owner DJ Gilla from First Word.
First Word is celebrating 10 years of releasing soulful, beat-driven music in all sorts of forms. As well as A&Ring the label, he's also an excellent DJ in his own right, performing across Europe and at festivals such as Dimensions and Soundwave year after year.
Every Thursday, Itchy Feet takes over Proud Camden for a totally full on, four hour dosage of the heaviest funk, soul, rock n roll, blues and swing imaginable. "PROUD THURSDAYS."
Itchy Feet has come a long way since its days in tiny clubs, situated within the depths of Leeds' winding alleyways. Leo Bedford, aka Itchy Feet, has now evolved into a 15 strong collective since those days in 2007. Touring the country and always on the move, the guys have been the hosts of some legendary parties. From festivals in Cornwall, to castles in Scotland with more than a few night clubs squeezed in between.
So, you can imagine how excited we are to have persuaded the guys to settle down on our turf here at Proud, to begin a weekly residency from September the 4th. Each and every Thursday, this lot will be taking over the venue and doing their thing.
What can you expect? Music. Itchy Feet is renown for its music. Expect suit wearing, vinyl touting DJs to play you the very best of the tunes from yesteryear. Funk, Soul, Rock n Roll, Rhythm & Blues, Reggae & Ska. At Itchy Feet, it?s all about the old. They're not stopping there. Think bands, dancers, burlesque, and even pin up hairdressers. They?ve got it all going on to bring you all the very best in the world of Itchy Feet.
Find further information on their site www.itchyfeetonline.co.uk along with photos, tickets, and the now infamous Itchy Feet Podcasts. Currently 14
Episodes of Mixtapes compiled by their own collective, which scream popularity having racked up well over 100,000 plays.
A hip hop, breaks and funk jam! DJs: DJ Woody, DJ Antics and DJ Beats
After several rammed parties at KOKO, Antics is returning for another Saturday night mash up of hip-hop, funk, breaks and electro. Residents DJ Antics and DJ Beats plus a special DJ/AV set from DJ Woody will be offering up the finest hip hop, funk breaks and beats, while the Antics' crew delight your eyes with their awesome visuals. And there's drinks deals, oh yes: check www.anticsclub.com for details. Tickets are only £5 in advance via anticsclub.com. Check out the Antics mix at http://soundcloud.com/antics-2/antics-promo-mix
A hip hop, breaks and funk jam! DJs: DJ Antics and DJ Beats
Get your dancing shoes on, Antics is returning for another Saturday night mash up of hip-hop, funk, breaks and electro. Residents DJ Antics and DJ Beats plus special guests will be offering up the finest hip hop, funk breaks and beats, while the Antics' crew delight your eyes with their awesome visuals. And there's drinks deals, oh yes: check www.anticsclub.com for details. Tickets are only £5 in advance via anticsclub.com. Check out the Antics mix at http://soundcloud.com/antics-2/antics-promo-mix
A hip hop, breaks and funk jam! DJs: DJ Antics and DJ Beats
Swap your mince pies, sausage rolls and sherry for hip-hop, funk, breaks and electro. It?s a Christmas rave up here tonight as residents DJ Antics and DJ Beats plus special guests will be offering up the finest hip hop, funk breaks and beats, while the Antics' crew delight your eyes with their awesome visuals. And there's drinks deals, oh yes: check www.anticsclub.com for details. Tickets are only £5 in advance via anticsclub.com. Check out the Antics mix at http://soundcloud.com/antics-2/antics-promo-mix
Solid Gold: Koflow Feat. Masia One Sat 6 September Velvet Underground ? Dance
Solid Gold is a Hip Hop culture collective comprising DJ KoFlow and Felix of the Radikal Forze Crew. Their aim is to bring Hip Hop in its very best dance essence to the forefront of the club scene. From Funk to Disco, from Reggae to Dancehall, from Boom Bap to Trap, the sounds you can expect during the night come from an array of various genres past to present that have shaped Hip Hop. Solid Gold was revved up in March with a powerful kickoff to the year by a partnership with Redbull Music Academy to host Hip Hop's legends, Ghostface Killah and Raekwon of the Wu-Tang Clan at Zouk. Another collaboration was also made with Recognize Studio, to present their series of dance- centric events like 'Mash up di place' and 'The Radikal Forze 16th year Anniversary'. Riding off the good vibes we shared from the past events, here is the next party you do not wanna sleep on. When there is Solid Gold, Hip Hop wins!
Velvet Underground - Dance admission on 6 September for non-members (incl 2 drinks): /
: The Motown Sound returns for a special Christmas performance this December!
The Motown Sound returns for a special Christmas performance this December! Under the musical directorship of guitarist Ciyo Brown, accompanied by vocalists Gwyn Jay Allen, Verna Francis and backed by a six piece band, The Motown Sound promise to deliver all your favourite Motown classics!