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*Sold Out* Sugarbeat Festive Tomfoolery
Sugarbeat’s Christmas extravaganza, with support from Sweeney and the Todds and guest appearances from friends old and new. All proceeds to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. We expect this to sell out, so get in early!
R*E*P*E*A*T Presents a Launch Gig for Cam Comp
Cam Comp at Christmas A charity event for Arthur Rank featuring: Keltrix https://www.facebook.com/Keltrix/ Steve Logan https://www.facebook.com/steve.logan.75286 Honeywitch https://www.facebook.com/Honeywitch/?fref=ts James White https://www.facebook.com/JamesWhiteMusicPage/?fref=ts Cam Comp is a projected series of compilation albums for local charities by Monochrome Chair Records featuring predominantly local bands in association with Dave Hammond of Cambridge 105 Radio....

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Dec 11 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm
 
Dec 13 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Cabaret & Burlesque night
A Student Soiree and Open Stage for students of Burlesque, Bellydance, Cabaret and Variety!! The weather outside is frightful… but the show at the Soiree is delightful! Come see Demelza Fox’s Burlesque Students perform, local performers trying out new acts, and the chance to perform yourself in a low-pressure, supportive...

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Dog Shite, Cara (The Defekters) & The Dirty Stop Outs - Benefit
STRAWBERRY FAERIES PRESENT THE SECOND IN A SERIES OF BENEFIT GIGS FOR SCARECROW CORNER, STRAWBERRY FAIR, 2017 Wednesday 14th December at The Portland Arms ,Cambridge Featuring: Dog Shite Cara from The Defekters The Dirty Stop Outs + Last Gang in Town DJ’s Admission £5 on the door. The second in...

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Tickets Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Green Mind presents THE DUNWELLS
There may only be two members with the same surname, but The Dunwells are very much a band of brothers. Consisting of two siblings and two close school friends, the hardworking quartet from Leeds is preparing to release their new EP, LUCKY ONES, which Record of the Day has called...

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Green Mind presents: Standing Like Statues + Grieving + Canons + Asbestos
STANDING LIKE STATUES Cambridge’s premier riffy punk pop kids. Sing-a-long choruses, big rock shapes and more. GRIEVING Post-hardcore par excellence. One for fans of Fugazi, Sunny Day Real Estate, Braid and more CANONS Polished Emo vibes from London and Cambridge ASBESTOS Frenetic punk pop   Under 18s welcome with an...

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Tickets Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm – 11:00 pm
CambridgeBands.com Xmas All-dayer
The Cambridgebands.com Xmas All-Dayer Early Bird Tickets £7.50 £10 OTD Celebrating cb.com style with loads of killer local bands and the odd guest from out of town! Featuring Moonstrips Mermaids On Heat The Rose Affair. Broadway Danny Rose The Whales Ian Jeffs The Black Cortinas The Volumes + more TBA
Tickets Dec 18 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Green Mind presents THE TREATMENT
THE TREATMENT Cambridge’s rock heroes make a welcome return for a Christmas show at the venue that started it for them. Having supported everyone that matters in rock and metal, while garnering a massive following of their own, we know you’ll be as pleased as us to welcome them back!...

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Green Mind presents PRISON WHITES  + BODIES
Two of the best bands that Cambridge has to offer come together for a Christmas party of a post punk bent. PRISON WHITES Post punk meets post hardcore. For fans of Dinosaur Jr., Fugazi, Eagulls and stagediving. THE BODIES Crashing post punk for fans of Magazine and Savages https://www.facebook.com/prisonwhites https://www.facebook.com/bodiesuk/
Green Mind presents MAD MARY + Matthew Hammond + Honheywitch
Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult https://www.facebook.com/Mad-Mary-1697161063853216 https://www.facebook.com/Honeywitch/ Acoustic folk indie from Cambridge
Dec 21 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Midwinter Activists Gathering
Members of Animal Rights Cambridge would like to present- The Activist’s Midwinter Gathering! A festive feast of counter culture this Christmas! PRIMEVAL SOUP: Blinding Brighton based ska punk https://primevalsoup.bandcamp.com/ REBEL ICONS: Political prog rock promoting peace. https://rebelicons.bandcamp.com/ LOVE&LIBERATE: Anarcho acoustic animal rights activists https://m.soundcloud.com/loveandliberate LENNY MARIGNIER: Stripped down acoustic renditions...

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Tickets Dec 22 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Saps Wide-eyed EP Release Gig
Cambridge 4-piece alt-rock-poppers with a special gig to mark the release of their new EP. https://thesapsmusic.bandcamp.com/album/wide-eyed-ep Support from Ugly https://weareugly.bandcamp.com/music
Tickets Dec 23 @ 7:30 pm – Dec 24 @ 1:30 am
Christmas is a time to get really f***** 16
  The granddaddy of ’em all returns for its sixteenth year: “CHRISTMAS IS A TIME TO GET REALLY FUCKED!!” is back for another night of festive intoxication and chaos! featuring live music from: DAFM blues / funk / rock / beer – late night unrehearsed reunion set!! Website  |  Bandcamp  |...

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Green Mind presents NERVOUS CONDITIONS
Cambridge’s snarling 10 legged post-punk beast awakens for a post Christmas comedown party. https://www.facebook.com/nervousconditionsalright Under 18s welcome with an adult
Dec 30 @ 7:45 pm – 11:00 pm
R*E*P*E*A*T (anti) Christmas Party
R*E*P*E*A*T Presents A Traditional (anti) Christmas Party on the theme of One Hit Wonders Watch your favourite local wannabes, nearly weres and could’ve beens cover a selection of One Hit Wonders with their own unique mix of reverence and revulsion. December 30th at The Portland Arms £5 for Love Music...

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Tickets Dec 31 2016 @ 8:00 pm – Jan 1 2017 @ 2:00 am
Portland 'Lost In Space' NYE Party
This is Ground Control to Major Tom: Announcing our now-legendary themed New Year’s Eve party. Land in the Milky Way for this party of intergalactic proportions. With a stella line-up of themed entertainment, music, games, a buffet and surprises all themed around space. So strap your space suit on (or...

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Jan 4 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Enkore + Blush + Matilda Gracia
Enkore www.enkore.eu with support from Blush https://www.facebook.com/bandblush and Matilda Gracia https://www.facebook.com/matilda.gracia
Green Mind presents GOLDBLUME EP Launch
http://www.facebook.com/GoldblumeBand http://www.facebook.com/FlatEarthSocietyUK http://www.facebook.com/Maud.Cambridge http://www.facebook.com/FFGBand Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult GOLDBLUME Off-kilter, fuzzy, three piece from Cambridge taking influence from the likes of Reuben, Pulled Apart By Horses and the Pixies. Celebrating the release of their “Go Figure” EP, out in January on Aaahh!!! Real Records. FLAT EARTH...

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Tickets Jan 7 @ 8:00 pm – Jan 8 @ 1:00 am
Quadrophenia Night
Quadrophenia night presents The Absolute Kinks Playing set packed full of Kinks classics including Sunny Afternoon, All Day And All Of The Night, You Really Got Me, Dedicated Follower Of Fashion and Lola, our 1960’s era Kinks tribute will transport any audience back to The Swinging 60’s creating the ultimate...

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Jan 8 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Green Mind presents… Acts TBA
Jan 12 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Charity event
Jan 13 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Simon Caine Comedy Tour
Simon Caine is 28-years-old. As a result, everyone is under the impression he’s an adult, but he feels closer 16. He is unsure of his place in life, he’s easily confused by the world around him and suffers with a daily existential crisis. This year Simon lost two grandparents to...

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Green Mind presents JOLIE HOLLAND & SAMANTHA PARTON (founding Members Of The Be Good Tanyas)
https://www.facebook.com/thebegoodtanyas/ Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult Jolie Holland and Samantha Parton, the two original founders of The Be Good Tanyas, have joined forces once again to create a new band. This is the first time in fifteen years that the two have led a group together. Holland...

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Jan 20 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Section 8 + 2 more bands TBC
Tickets Jan 21 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Mr Clean -sounds of The Jam
Recently described as the UK’s most exciting and energetic tribute to the Woking 3, Mr Clean stand out amongst other tributes, and are now the most sought after Jam tribute band in the country because of their authentic and energetic sound and performance! All three members of Mr Clean are...

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Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Open Deck Night
Green Mind presents HOPE AND SOCIAL (Independent Venues Week show)
  https://www.facebook.com/hopeandsocial Under 18s welcome when accompanied by an adult Folk/Rock heroes from Leeds who take influence from the likes of Deus, The Frames and Led Zep. Their gigs are uplifting and life affirming events. Just do it.