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Upcoming events

Dec
19
Wed
Provisional
Dec 19 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Provisional

Acts TBC

Dec
20
Thu
Scarecrow Corner at Strawberry Fair benefit gig
Dec 20 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Scarecrow Corner at Strawberry Fair benefit gig

STRAWBERRY FAERIES PRESENTS OUR THIRD BENEFIT GIG FOR SCARECROW CORNER AT STRAWBERRY FAIR, 2019.
A WINTER SOLSTICE WARMER!
Featuring:
The Blunders
Cara Means Friend
The Dirt
Last Gang in Town DJ’s

Admission – 6 on the door.

THE BLUNDERS
Loud, full on and in your face no-holds-barred post punk at its best – that’s The Blunders. This band take no prisoners and are getting recognition for their live gigs and on the festival circuit. Tight and danceable with biting social commentry and savage humour from this West Country 3-piece. After strong reccomendations, we are looking forward to hosting their first gig in Cambridge.
They have just released their second album, ‘No Respite’, in August, which follows the highly acclaimed ‘People Get Smaller’ from 2017.

https://www.facebook.com/theblunders/

CARA MEANS FRIEND
Acoustic Reggae/Ska/Folk/Hip-Hop/Punk and any other vibe that resonates from the dynamic singer of The Defekters. Cara, a firm favourite, performs another solo gig for us and has performed with the full band as well as solo at Strawberry Fair and at the Devil Kicks Dancehall at Boomtown Fayre. More recently she has been performing with Zion Train and Pama International.

https://www.facebook.com/CaraMeansFriend/

THE DIRT
The Dirt are a 3 piece Cambridge punk rock n roll band born of the surviving members of The Pretty Young Things, playing don’t give a shit, sleazy, gutter punk reminiscent of The Stooges.

LAST GANG IN TOWN DJ’S
Last Gang need very little introduction in Cambridge – this DIY punk collective have been constantly putting on gigs for the last 15 years and for the last 6 years have been hosting the Devil Kicks Dancehall, now Hangar 161 at Boomtown Fayre as well as DJ’ing at Strawberry Fair in Scarecrow Corner. Their own hometown gigs continue this autumn.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/125924973436/

Dec
21
Fri
Christmas Is A Time To Get Really F*cked XVIII
Dec 21 @ 7:30 pm – Dec 22 @ 12:00 am

The granddaddy of ’em all returns for its eighteenth year:
“CHRISTMAS IS A TIME TO GET REALLY F*CKED!!”
is back for yet another night of festive intoxication and chaos!

featuring live music from:

BANSHEEVA
“return of the psychedelic wall of noise”
advanced copies of their long-awaited debut LP will be available on the night!!
Bandcamp | Soundcloud | Facebook

MOONSTRIPS
“saxually-charged psychedelic garage-rock glam-punk ‘n’ swagger”
Bandcamp | Soundcloud | Spotify | Facebook | Twitter

GOLDBLUME
“emotional alt-grunge-math-punk-rock, plus funk and cynicism”
Bandcamp | Soundcloud | Spotify | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

GRASSROOF
“future psychedelic tech-rock / indie death-pop”
Soundcloud | Spotify | Facebook

SELF-LOVE
“lo-fi art-punk noise-rock duo”
Bandcamp | Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter

THE MIGHTY ARMS OF ATLAS
“audacious, indulgent, throbbing stoner rock”
Facebook

£5 advanced tickets available exclusively from The Portland Arms’ website!
£6 on the door / £5 with a flyer or guest list
post us a “seasonal greeting” on the Facebook event page to get on the guest list for cheap entry, best post wins a free pint!
https://www.facebook.com/events/699781937071659/

DOORS OPEN 7:30pm
LIVE MUSIC ‘TIL MIDNIGHT

FREE mulled wine for anyone who shows up early enough!
FREE compilation of local music for everyone who attends!

Artwork courtesy of the one-and-only Karina Sawyer

Dec
22
Sat
CamCrag festive charity night
Dec 22 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Xmas charity gig/disco for the good folk of Cambridge on the Saturday before Christmas, to raise money for local refugee charity, CamCRAG (camcrag.org.uk/) to support the essential work they do supporting refugees in Europe. Last year we raised £256, we hope to beat that this year if possible so please come, have fun, and give what you can. Live bands, live electronic music, great DJs, good times, good cause.

Entry is £5 with all proceeds going to CamCRAG. Performing live on the night will be:

Ian Humberstone (Tisso Lake)
https://ianhumberstone.bandcamp.com/
Dave Oslek (Frijsfo.com)
Little Tiny Onions

plus DJs:
Harry Sword
Mister Ed

Dec
28
Fri
Flintmoore + FES
Dec 28 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Flint Moore are an alt-rock/grunge/folk band. They are the winners of the Cambridge Band Competition 2017 and Twisted Melon Battle of the Bands 2017. Thanks to their philosophy of “play with, not at”, their live performances are so explosive and open you can’t help but feel swept up in the moment. They push for sound that can only be described as energetic, melodic and meaningful. Listen to them here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LW1Cq6j25JQ

Joined with them are the marvelous FES, who combine Math Rock and catchy melodies which will absolutely get you moving. Listen to them here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5EsvVPwbPI

And Oscar Corney Music, who’s rich, powerful and soulful voice will engulf you and ask you if you ever truly knew what cream was.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvVezt0XSeo

Jan
22
Tue
Alt Rock Night
Jan 22 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Alt Rock Night

Bands TBC

Feb
10
Sun
Rock/Metal night
Feb 10 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Rock/Metal night

Acts TBA

Feb
13
Wed
DHP & Green Mind presents KRIS BARRAS
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
DHP & Green Mind presents KRIS BARRAS

https://www.krisbarrasband.com/

Kris Barras is one of the U.K’s most exciting Blues-Rock Guitarists. His blend of soul-wrenching melodies with blistering technique has thrilled audiences worldwide for the past 13 years. The band’s unique mix of foot-stomping riffs and catchy tunes have made them one of the ‘must-see’ Blues bands of 2018.

Kris was voted in the Top 15 Blues Guitarists in the world by the reader’s of Music Radar/Total Guitar Magazine.

Kris has signed a multi-album deal to legendary Blues record Label, Provogue/Mascot Label Group. He joins a roster with artists such as Joe Bonamassa, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Walter Trout.

Mar
1
Fri
JOHN OTWAY AND HIS BIG BAND
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
JOHN OTWAY AND HIS BIG BAND

http://www.johnotway.com/

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

The man, the two hit wonder! Otway is back to Cambridge to bring all the headbutts, bunsen burners and more.

Mar
14
Thu
Green Mind presents JACK LUKEMAN
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Green Mind presents JACK LUKEMAN

“Jack Lukeman has had great success over the years with themed albums – not least his early interpretations of the work of Jacques Brel and latterly, with “The 27 Club”.

The Kildare man’s latest album strips away the novelties and lays 12 new and mostly effective tracks on the line.

His voice remains his strongest selling point, booming across the swinging, strutting brass of The King of Soho and crooning a dark lullaby on Diamond Days.

It also ties together the hotchpotch of styles, from the omnipresent string section to Sweet as Freedom’s 1970s era Elton John pomp and Sky News Blues, a twangy, tongue-in-cheek blues-pop number.” Irish Times

Mar
15
Fri
Guns 2 Roses (Guns & Roses tribute)
Mar 15 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

If you’re a GN’R fan then this is the night for you!! One of the only tribute bands to have actually played live on stage with 4 members of Guns N’Roses themselves!!!!

6 USA TOURS Multiple tours in INDIA, DUBAI, FRANCE, HOLLAND, BELGIUM, ROMANIA, IRELAND, CZECH REPUBLIC, MALTA, ITALY, SLOVENIA, HUNGARY, PORTUGAL, GERMANY, GREECE, NORWAY, BAHRAIN, MEXICO.

THE ONLY GNR TRIBUTE TO PLAY LIVE WITH 4 DIFFERENT MEMBERS OF GUNS N ROSES.

TV & RADIO APPEARANCES ON : ‘BBC’ Culture Show 2007 Question Of Sport 2008 The One Show 2016 Even Better Than The Real Thing 2017 Radio 2, Radio 5 ‘ITV’ Tipping Point ‘CHANNEL 5′ Fifth Gear TOTAL ROCK RADIO

GUNS 2 ROSES ARE THE LONGEST RUNNING, CLOSEST LOOKING AND MOST INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNISED GN’R TRIBUTE IN THE WORLD. ONE OF THE FEW TRIBUTE BANDS OF ANY TYPE TO CROSS OVER FROM THE MERE TRIBUTE BAND CIRCUIT TO MAINSTREAM MEDIA AND CLOSE ASSOCIATION WITH THE REAL GUNS N’ ROSES.

Packing venues out up and down the UK, this is sure to be a busy one – Advance tickets highly advised!

Mar
21
Thu
Ted Jevans with Support (TBC)
Mar 21 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Ted Jevans with Support (TBC)

Acts TBC

Apr
9
Tue
Green Mind presents PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS
Apr 9 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Green Mind presents PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS

“The pig has several connotations. Most civilisations and cultures have seen them as arbiters of fertility, virility, strength and abundance. The Buddhist tradition swings the other way, seeing the pig as ignorant, illusory, greedy, lustful. Other religions see them as unclean. Then there is the Celtic fable of Manannan, who owned a herd of pigs that never dwindled – they were forever replenishing their numbers.

I could go on. The point is that the pig is multifaceted and almost indefinable – a shifting construct for people to hang their hopes and fears on. It is also a heave bag of flesh that wallows in mud and s*** all day until taken to the slaughterhouse. A myriad of strong, indelible, contradictory images, fit for a Newcastle heavy psych band that can’t reign in their swine (although they have reined in members of likeminded noisemongers Khunnt and Blown Out).” The Quietus

Apr
22
Mon
Laura Jane Grace and the Devouring Mothers
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Laura Jane Grace and the Devouring Mothers

TBC

May
27
Mon
The Treatment TBC
May 27 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
The Treatment TBC

The Treatment + supports TBC

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