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Upcoming events

Oct
22
Mon
Green Mind presents GOAT GIRL ***SOLD OUT***
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Green Mind presents GOAT GIRL ***SOLD OUT***

https://www.facebook.com/goatgirlofficial/

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

“Straight out of south London and determinedly DIY, Goat Girl are feisty, furious and fearless. Their incendiary rock, with shades of mid-noughties Cat Power and Medway garage girls Thee Headcoatees, challenges everything from national apathy in to the perils of public transport on Creep on the Train. The latter features the refrain “I really want to smash your head in,” and while singer and guitarist Lottie’s vocals are delivered deadpan, the firestorm of sharp riffs, pounding rhythms and defiant bass make the anger palpable.” The Guardian

Oct
24
Wed
Green Mind presents WE ARE SCIENTISTS ***SOLD OUT***
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Green Mind presents WE ARE SCIENTISTS ***SOLD OUT***

https://www.facebook.com/wearescientists/

Under 18s welcome with an accompanying adult

13 years since we first put them on in the Portland, we’re delighted to bring them back for this intimate show. From their earliest days WAS have been both an explosively energetic indie rock band and also one of the funniest purveyors of inbetween song banter. Book early.

Oct
25
Thu
Green Mind presents HER’S
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Green Mind presents HER'S

https://www.facebook.com/thatbandofhers/

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

“If there’s any worth still left in going to university, it’s the opportunity to meet people from other places, broaden your horizons and realise that horizons are fairly bleak no matter where you’re from. Such is the story of Her’s, a warped jangle-pop duo consisting of Stephen Fitzpatrick from Barrow and Audun Laading from Kristiansand, Norway, who met studying music in Liverpool and formed a bond over shared humour and coastal town life.” London in Stereo

Nov
6
Tue
Green Mind presents THE BLINDERS
Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Green Mind presents THE BLINDERS

https://www.facebook.com/theblindersband/

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

They emit smelting loud, visceral political punk rock with enigmatic, psychedelic poetry and diverse, raw music which takes them over, live on stage, forcing them to pour everything they’ve got into frenzied performances, leaving only blood-stained instruments behind. This verging-on madness experience is shocking audiences out of austerity inflicted apathy, into instant obsession.

Nov
21
Wed
Green Mind presents SINK YA TEETH
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Green Mind presents SINK YA TEETH

https://www.facebook.com/sinkyateeth/

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

“f you have even a passing interest in the last 40 years of dance culture, Norwich duo Sink Ya Teeth’s debut is sure to sound familiar—and that’s the point. Maria Uzor and Gemma Cullingford’s self-titled album is a veritable archive of au courant reference points: the rubbery basslines of Liquid Liquid, ESG’s call-and-response dance-punk, the alluring menace of dark disco, New Order’s synthetic ecstasy, the cold atmospherics of electro. These sounds have been revived before, notably during the 2000s, as the retro-futurist electroclash movement and the side-long revelries of early DFA gave way to bloghouse, a microgenre that played fast and loose with dance music’s past. Now, nostalgia for ’80s club music also calls back to that period.

But Sink Ya Teeth surpasses mere genre mimicry, as Uzor and Cullingford channel the feeling as well as the sounds of classic dance music. Style is easy to copy, but attitude is hard to fake, and Sink Ya Teeth have plenty of the latter. “I feel a little depressed/A little melancholy at best,” they intone in deadpan unison on breakout single “If You See Me,” their disaffection a perfect match for the dry beat and rubbery bass. In an interview with M magazine, Uzor described the squiggly track “Pushin’” as channeling a “frenzied and almost sexualized addiction to religion and salvation.” When she sings, “And when the sermon begins/She feels the tears of a thousand years of sin/But he keeps pushin’,” it evokes dance music’s long relationship with carnality and guilt, from Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love” to the opening of LCD Soundsystem’s 45:33.” Pitchfork

Nov
22
Thu
Green Mind presents SELF ESTEEM
Nov 22 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Green Mind presents SELF ESTEEM

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

https://www.facebook.com/RLTSELFESTEEM/

Self Esteem is the brand new project from Rebecca Taylor.

10 wonderful years in a successful indie band, and Rebecca finds herself musically re-incarnated. Self Esteem is the next chapter of her enthralling story. Drawing influence from everything and anything – pop culture, the dark and light within her own life, her experiences on the road in a band that she loved but was no longer the place for her creatively, and the freedom that came from stepping away – her new sound is dramatic, direct and deafeningly exciting.

Dec
29
Sat
Green Mind presents LEMONDAZE (EP launch show) – TBC
Dec 29 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Jan
24
Thu
Green Mind presents THE WAVE PICTURES
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Green Mind presents THE WAVE PICTURES

Green Mind presents THE WAVE PICTURES + supports TBC

Feb
8
Fri
The Extons + guests
Feb 8 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
The Extons + guests

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.

Mar
6
Wed
Green Mind presents SHE DREW THE GUN
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Green Mind presents SHE DREW THE GUN

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

https://www.facebook.com/SheDrewTheGun/

“A voice for the voiceless, Louisa Roacher’s lyricism is poignant and powerful as she offers a critique on social norms and government actions, her words lifted higher by zero-gravity synth lines and psychedelic splashes of guitar. Spoken-word that borders on rap at times, Roacher performs poetry that challenges the status quo to create a sonic revolution; “how can one be free whilst one lives in pain,” she defiantly sings.” Clash Magazine

Apr
4
Thu
Keston Cobblers Club
Apr 4 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Keston Cobblers Club

Keston Cobblers Club return after a two year Hiatus with a special, intimate UK headline tour to celebrate the release of their fourth studio album ‘Siren’. Join them on the 4th of April at The Portland arms for a night of foot tapping and Rambunctious folk.

“What a fantastic discovery” Bob Harris, BBC / legend
“Rambunctious folk and joyous elemental pop” The Guardian
“Ear-worm melodies” Financial Times
“Wondrous….hugely accomplished” fRoots
“Every song is an absolute killer…They’re terrific” Dermot O’Leary, BBC Radio 2
“One of the best new discoveries I’ve made” Steve Lamacq, BBC 6 Music

Apr
5
Fri
Green Mind presents PIROSHKA (members of Lush, Elastica, Moose…)
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Green Mind presents PIROSHKA (members of Lush, Elastica, Moose...)

https://www.facebook.com/piroshkaband/

Piroshka is the Hungarian for Little Red Riding Hood, and gives a subtle nod to a certain red hairdo that stood out in the 1990s Brit-guitar-pop scene. It’s also the alter ego of four notable talents – Miki Berenyi (Lush), KJ ‘Moose’ McKillop (Moose), Mick Conroy (Modern English) and Justin Welch (Elastica).

Making gorgeous bittersweet, euphoric pop that is much more than the sum of the four parts, Piroshka’s music combines physical force with sublime delicacy and lyrics that reflect the brutal times we are currently living under. The band will be making their live debut in November 2018.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Fri, 5 Apr 2019 at 7:00pm

Apr
11
Thu
EP Release gig
Apr 11 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Jun
15
Sat
Keith’s Shed + Goddammit Jeremiah
Jun 15 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

The return of the semi-legendary, melodic punk noise of Keith’s Shed. Expect Buzzcocks-like classic sing-along tunes, gratuitous swearing and general good natured craziness. A quality night is guaranteed!

“Bonkers Record of the Week” (Steve Lamacq)

“A wry set of low-budget garage punk rock spiked with sarky narcissism and some fine rickety tunes. It’s messy but then so are many sources of pleasure” (Select)

“Unashamedly silly punk. Despite their determination to arse about, they have great songs. Sounds better after consuming six pints of lager.” (E.P. Magazine)

“Punkish loonies … highly entertaining … full of Buzzcocks-style songs with loads of humour” (Cambridge Evening News)

With support from Goddamit Jeremiah, who play sweary, quirky punk about love and hate, pterodactyls and taxidermy.

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