“A nerdy, deeply charming adventure into the funnier bits of history” Dailyinfo
“Who knew archaeology could be funny? or the war of 1812?”
“Entertaining, educational and hilarious”
A comedy night where history meets hilarity as stand-up comedians bring the past to life with punchlines. Expect to see everything from modern riffs on ancient myths to crazy things about queens and kings to gut-busting stories from history’s repertory, like your funniest history teacher with more laughs.
A dynamic 5-piece alternative rock outfit from Herts and Somerset. 2018 saw them gain success on BBC Radio 1 and Kerrang! This year will exceed all expections.
History & Lore
Cambridge favourites that never fail to fill the room with their ambient emo/indie noises. Ones to get up and dance for, ones to watch in 2019.
Bringing their alt-rock/grunge/folk songs to your ears. Amazing stage presence and audience engagement, with music that takes you on a journey from start to finish.
Green Mind presents THE WAVE PICTURES + supports TBC
Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult
Back with a new album, The Wave Pictures make a welcome return to their home from home, The Portland Arms
Our monthly night of comedy returns for the first show of 2019 featuring top acts from the circuit.
Headline – Alan Francis
Scottish comedian ALAN FRANCIS first came to the notice of comedy audiences when he won Channel 4’s So You Think You’re Funny Award in 1991. Since then his reputation has grown as a writer, stand-up and actor
with: Aideen McQueen
Scotty Boom Booms
and Joseph Emslie
Tickets just £6.50 advance from the ticket button above or £8 on the door.
SCORDATURA (Death Metal – Scotland)
Glasgow legends Scordatura hit Cambridge for the very first time! Known as one of the biggest bands in the British underground death metal scene, they have released their second album ‘Self Created Abyss’ last year and supported Cryptopsy, Aborted, Blood Red Throne and Nile amongst others. Utterly brutal and heavy, guaranteed to pound your skull to dust!
FORGOTTEN REMAINS (Thrash/Death Metal)
Bringing their style of Scandinavian death metal merged with old school trash, Forgotten Remains also hit Cambridge for the first time! For those that like it fast trash with a harder edge!
Probably the best (or worst) thing to ever come out of Stevenage, Skullfucked are back in Cambridge for round 2! 100% Brutal deathgrind!
ANNUNCIATION (Death Metal)
Influenced by the likes of Death, Carcass and Cattle Decapitation, Londoners Annunciation deliver quality death metal with a penchant for sick riffs.
MAGOGMAGORE (Slam Death Metal)
Heavy slam merchants from that London!
My Name Is Safe in Your Mouth more than lives up to Moss’s promise of fresh, bold adventure. Sonically spare yet sumptuous in its emotions, elemental power and expansive melodies, the record is a richly felt, vividly realised trip into the interior from the Duke Spirit singer. A serene-to-stormy series of deep dream-pop meditations on devotion and selfhood, creativity and parenthood, it treats unknown territory not as something to fear but as a seed-bed of possibility.
Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult
On very rare occasions, from the most destructive of places, beauty can emerge. Ever since singer Tali Källström and guitarist Rhodri Daniel met as “two strangers with disparate tastes and influences,” the two have been carving out a body of work that resembles an essence of chaos and beauty; a feeling of estrangement, an expression of morbid elegance, inspired by opposing sides. The funny thing about opposites, is they need each other in order to exist – one wouldn’t be what it is without the other.
From this place of tension, Estrons found their debut album. Ultimately, the bind that ties them is their love of creating fresh, exhilarating music, and with You Say I’m Too Much, I Say You’re Not Enough, they’ve done just that.Beginning as an experiment, Estrons quickly became significantly more important than intended. They are simply aforce that cannot be forced.
With its off-kilter rhythms, angular guitar work and clashing atmospherics, the album is both arresting and thrillingly disorienting – a fitting sound for a band of “highly driven, frustrated, volatile people.”#
Vocals and instrumentals collide together throughout, creating a wild, beautiful noise – likely mirroring the self-confessed love/hate relationship between Rhodri and Tali, tied together by bassist, and long running producer,Steffan Pringle, whom they eventually convinced to join them. Despite the odds, they have captured a sound of their own. Estrons’ music “can be off-putting at first glance,” says Rhodri. “It’s only when you make your way through it that you get it. I have no time for music that doesn’t leave some sort of a mark.” And nor, evidently, does he make it.
Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult
Essex-born John Smith has built a reputation as one of the UK’s finest guitarists and songwriters. Raised by the Devon seaside and making his bones in the bars and clubs of Liverpool, John has released five albums with over 10 million Spotify streams. He has played to audiences all over the world in living rooms, festival tents and sold-out concert halls. He is a genuine folksinger, an inquisitive truth-seeker, devoted song interpreter, and enchanting writer.
Steeped in the lineage of British folk, taking his cue from Richard Thompson and John Martyn, Smith has evolved a transatlantic blend of fingerstyle and slide guitar techniques. John’s intimate takes on love, loss and the journey we make, combined with his innovative guitar work, have won him a loyal following. His honey-on-gravel voice and mesmerizing fingerstyle guitar are undeniable. Sometimes using a slide, sometimes with guitar on his lap, sometimes detuning mid-song, Smith’s obsession with the instrument has made a master of him. Whether by way of album or concert, he leads the listener, enthralled in his presence, on a viscerally emotional journey.
The Delines debut album Colfax surprised fans and critics alike. The band had only been together a week when they went into the studio and cut the record. Uncut gave it 9/10 stars and praised its “widescreen romanticism”, calling it “the richest collection of songs Vlautin has written.” Evoking the feel of a beat-up Dusty Springfield or a weary Rickie Lee Jones, Colfax made a dozen top ten records of the year lists and the Delines sold out venues in the UK, Ireland, and had successful tours in the Europe and Australia. The Guardian declared them the surprise hit of the End of the Road festival and then it all came to a stop. Lead singer Amy Boone was hit by a car and put into the hospital and recovery for many months, finally putting the band on hold for over three years.
Amy is finally on the mend and The Delines are back with their sophomore effort released next January ahead of their UK tour.
The Delines are led by vocalist Amy Boone( The Damnations, TX), the keyboard and horn work of Cory Gray, Tucker Jackson (The Minus 5) on pedal steel, as well as Richmond Fontaine members: Sean Oldham, Freddie Trujillo, and Willy Vlautin. Vlautin, the acclaimed novelist and songwriter for Richmond Fontaine, has penned all ten tracks. Vlautin’s book Lean on Pete was recently released as a major motion picture. Richmond Fontaine broke up in 2016 after releasing over ten records.
There are no restrictions on genre, style, period or provenance; if you like it, we want to hear it, so be brave!
We hope to attract dancers (bringing music is encouraged, NOT compulsory!) and collectors alike to enjoy and listen to each other’s music in a relaxed and friendly environment.
We hope to see you there
Join the fuzzed-out psychedelic underground of Cambridge’s alternative music scene and pick up an LP on “mean aztec bastard” coloured vinyl (with download code) at the launch gig for just £10 *
BLOW YOUR MIND! Be THERE and be SCARED!
Plus support from Moonstrips, Violet Woods and People Look Like Dogs (full details below).
Noise-mongers deluxe! + DJs! + Projections / Visuals!
£5 adv. / £6 on the door / Doors open 7:30pm
Pre-order the album via Bandcamp for free entry: http://bansheeva.bandcamp.com
* special one-night-only launch party discount price, RRP £15!
“saxually-charged psychedelic garage-rock glam-punk ‘n’ swagger”
“psych-pop / lounge-fuzz”
PEOPLE LOOK LIKE DOGS
“noisy punk, hardcore and grunge two-piece”
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The Extons are already making a name for themselves, with early demo, Grown Ups, being featured as BBC introducing’s track of the week and played by Huw Stephens on BBC Radio 1. They have since released 3 singles including “I Won’t Leave Lonely” Which has seen consistent plays on amazing radio, acclaim from Steve Lamacq on BBC 6 Music & Huw Stephens on bbc radio 1. The single unapologetically hits listeners in the face and has been compared to The Strokes.
Belligerent Promotions alongside Cambridge RockSoc present in no particular order:
3-piece instrumental outfit from Cambridge! I put these guys on a few months back and they floored everyone, so it’s only proper we get them back!
Our first Cambridge-based band! Featuring members of bands I’m sure some of you will recognise – Scar City and AR – Parallax brings forth a fresh new sound, sure to please all metal fans.
The second Cambridge band! Formed in 2017, these guys combine elements from metalcore, progressive and melodic death metal.
Heavy hitting straight talking hardcore/metal from St. Neots!
More Cambridge metal! Named after the Ancient Mesopotamian Empire, I can’t put a label on these fellas, but major influences include Slipknot, Tool, Gojira and Lamb of God.