What a night we’ve got planned for you! Celebrating our 10th birthday* on our annual Portland jaunt, we’re teaming up with Cambridge Rock Royalty, THE LONELY!
Fronted by critically acclaimed local legends Graham Buxton and Ted Koehorst, these blokes are still rocking as hard as anyone after 39 years on the national circuit. These boys have always been the blueprint for the Indietones, so come see the original Rock Behemoth and the heirs apparent on the same night!
£10 entry on the door, first come first served so get there early. This WILL be a full house, we’ll get as many of you in there as regs allow!
*10 years. Blimey. Friday 22nd February 2008 at The White Horse Milton to be exact. A pint of milk was 2&6 Back then.
Aaahh!!! Real Records presents
EL MORGAN & THE DIVERS
El Morgan is a singer armed with an edgily soulful voice, one that conveys unwavering passion and a gritty determination. Her sound is born from a love of dark post punk, punk rock and her early musical experiences. She was raised to perform from an early age, often brought out to sing and play at parties by her country musician father, a man she sites as her earliest musical influence. After initially rejecting this influence during her rebellious teens, following her father’s death, she used this project to embrace her early musical education creating the hybrid sound we hear today.
B-SYDES (FULL BAND)
Cambridge/London indie-punk singer-songwriter backed up by a full band.
Please note: this is a matinee show, with doors at 4pm and an expected finish of 7pm.
FLINT MOORE ARE RELEASING THEIR NEWEST EP ‘REIGN’ ON THE 16TH OF FEBRUARY, AND IN CELEBRATION OF THAT THEY’RE PERFORMING AT THE PORTLAND ARMS ON THE 18TH.
Flint Moore are the winners of the Cambridge Band Competition 2017 and Kings Lynn Battle of the Bands 2017. They believe in keeping music truly emotional and engaging, pushing to keep you in the moment. If you’re looking for an incredible evening of music, don’t miss this gig.
Supporting them are:
Billy Lunn, frontman of the band The Subways and general legend. You can find out more about them here:
and Maverick, the winners of the Under 18 Cambridge Band Competition 2017 and the NMG Awards Breakthrough Artist. You can listen to them here:
ABOUT FLINT MOORE:
“They are able to go from quiet and gentle to loud and thumping regularly through each track during the set never leaving you bored but wondering what is next.” – Tom Blackburne
“Once again I was blown away by the sheer power of the vocal presence that this band has…They perform with energy, engaging with the crowd at every opportunity, making it a two-way experience, and they have a great attitude, too.” – Jon Seymour
“If you don’t remember the songs you certainly remember the energy and performance – it’s easy to imagine them on a big festival stage with their brand of energetic folk-prog.” – Richard Shashamane
Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult
BOUQUET OF DEAD CROWS
Formed in 2013, Bouquet of Dead Crows are an alternative Rock/Pop band from Cambridge that combines big riffs with big melodies. The Band released their debut album ‘Of The Night’ at the end of 2015, which was recorded at the Parlour Recording Studio (Evil Scarecrow, Napalm Death, Evile) in Kettering. The album is available from German Shepherd Records.
Cambridge Portland Arms, Tue, 20 Feb 2018 at 7:00pm
The sixth in a new season of benefit gigs for next years Scarecrow Corner at Strawberry Fair on Saturday 2nd June, 2018 and will mark the 21st anniversary of the area!
JOHNNY CAGE AND THE VOODOOGROOVE
We welcome Johnny Cage and the Voodoogroove back to Cambridge having headlined the Scarecrow Corner stage in 2016 and played at Boomtown Fayre, Secret Garden and a host of other festivals since.
Hailing from the bayou’s of Cardiff, this gargantuan Rock & Roll Juggernaught forged it’s magic in the blood of madness with fire & rattlin’ bone passion & the sweet sweat of sacrifice to the burning beast of electric Boogie, Punk fueled Cubana Soul, Rockabilly, Swamp Funk, Garage Blues & the essence of the roots of the rebel rouser. The Voodoogroove, driven by a dog headed whiskey spirited determination that could make the dead dance, take the stage like an electrified rhino stampede wrapped in the loins of a 50ft Go-Go dancer about to give birth to Rock & Roll itself. They live & die on the note of the moment in the almighty bid to make an audience lose it’s mind completely, forgetting past, forsaking future & erupting in the all consuming now. Now for one. Now for all. Now forever.
Balothizer are an Electric Power Trio formed on the streets of Haringey, North London. Having been active in the Cretan Folk scene for years, the concept of this project was to bring the traditional music and poetry of Crete and breathe into it a modern and powerful heaviness, creating an edgy and ethereal new sound……. Cretan Punk. Over the last couple of years, Balothizer have embarked on a series of high-powered shows, tours and festival dates across Europe, delivering their unique sound with an energy and ferociousness that has built them a strong and loyal following – a following who together with the band came up with the tagline that now defines this unique and powerful genre of music……
Cretan Music from Hell
Hubcap are a Northampton based rock blues psychedelic two piece band. With vampin electric slide and rockin guitar riffs and Dans ‘Mitchel/Bonham’ influences, they’re definitely not a duo to miss……………
Spoken word bardcore. Justin Thyme has been Raising The Arwen in Northampton and many other places for many years – a true rock n roll raconteur…..
Hoge follows in the footsteps of musical archetypes like Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, Hank Williams, Van Morrison, etc. They exist outside the traditional economic constraints of ‘success’ and ‘failure’, and do their own thing on their own time. Rock music with the verve of early Springsteen and the wryness of Warren Zevon.
TICKETS ON SALE 10AM, 20TH NOVEMBER
Scotland’s knack for producing incredible power trios continues with The Xcerts. Two Scots and one Brightonian have taken the emo pop template and run with it.
Cambridge Portland Arms, Wed, 28 Feb 2018 at 7:00pm
The seventh in a new season of benefit gigs for next years Scarecrow Corner at Strawberry Fair on Saturday 2nd June, 2018 and will mark the 21st anniversary of the area!
The welcome return of Tribazik who headlined Scarecrow Corner in 2014. It will be exactly a year to the day since their van broke down on their way to a benefit gig for us!! Let’s hope its doesn’t happen again!!
They have worked with the likes of Killing Joke and have blasted through Boomtown and Alchemy festivals. Inspired by an eclectic taste in music (industrial, experimental, electro, techno, thrash and roots), TRIBAZIK’s aim is to create an energetic, solid sound combining organic drums and bass and heavy guitar with contemporary electronic sounds and effects- bridging the gap between metal and electro/dance. All samples are played LIVE (triggered from pads around the drum kit) and include vocal chants, acid lines, industrial thuds, caustic pulses and sirens. These, accompanied by freestyle bass, heavy groove/melodic guitar and manic drums, create the high-energy idiosyncratic TRIBAZIK sound.
First Cambridge gig from Welsh psychedelic grebo’s, Lacertilia. Bridging the gap between Hawkwind and Black Sabbath, an interstellar wave of heavy rock. Very heavy, very hairy with glitter and rubber gloves, Lacertilia are fucking awesome…. Heavily involved in events like Surplus Festival etc, check out their album ‘We Are Already Inside Your Mind’…. Cause they are….
A 5-piece Essex-based band of noise deliverers, with roots in the 70s punk explosion.
Established in 1990, they blazed a three year trail across the stages of squatted parties and free festivals before summoning themselves into the timely now.
Their ‘Good Medicine’ EP is produced by Rat Scabies and Bob Earland.