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Upcoming events

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
29
Sat
Green Mind Xmas Party: LEMONDAZE + Maud + more…
Dec 29 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Green Mind Xmas Party: LEMONDAZE + Maud + more...

https://www.facebook.com/lemondazeband/
https://www.facebook.com/maud.cambridge/

It’s time for Green Mind’s annual indie rock christmas party!

This year’s headliner is Lemondaze who’ve been our favourite new local band by far. Pushing all our musical buttons they take the best of 90s shoegaze and twist it into new energetic shapes. For fans of My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, Dinosaur Jr and more.

Maud are a sparser affair, with chorus drenched guitar and spindly bass, bringing to mind Warpaint, The XX and more.

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

Jan
29
Tue
Green Mind presents LIELA MOSS
Jan 29 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Green Mind presents LIELA MOSS

https://www.facebook.com/lielamoss/

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

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.

Jan
30
Wed
Green Mind presents ESTRONS
Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Green Mind presents ESTRONS
Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

https://www.facebook.com/Estrons/

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.

Feb
9
Sat
The Extons + The Fifths + The Green Brothers
Feb 9 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
The Extons + The Fifths + The Green Brothers

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.

Feb
11
Mon
Green Mind presents KEVIN KRAUTER
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Green Mind presents KEVIN KRAUTER

https://www.facebook.com/kevinkrauterxo/

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

Best known as one of several guitar players, songwriters, and vocalists in the Hoosier indie-rock band Hoops, Krauter has been making music all by his lonesome for much longer. He grew up in a family heavily involved in local musical theater, even appearing in three productions of Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

He played in high school bands, but didn’t get serious about writing and recording until he enrolled at Ball State in Muncie, Indiana. His first efforts – recorded in his dorm room — weren’t intended for any kind of audience, but a friend asked him to record a few tracks for a class project. Eventually those sessions became 2015’s Magnolia EP, a short collection of gentle, gauzy songs that reveal his early obsession with one of his first musical heroes, Vashti Bunyan.

It was his first taste of the music business, and the experience left a huge impression. I’d never put any music out under my name. I’d never put out a tape before. It all came together quickly.Krauter began recording and releasing music prolifically, first with Hoops and then on his own. The ChangesEP, released in late 2016, showcases his deft guitar playing, mixing soul-baring songwriting with bossa nova rhythms and intimately lo-fi production. It was supposed to be a low-key release, but Changes became a word-of-mouth hit that amassed a small but avid cult behindit. I didn’t think it was going to make any huge waves for me, but a lot of people told me they were still listening to it a year or more later. They were living with it, and I thought that was cool.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Mon, 11 Feb 2019 at 7:00pm

Feb
28
Thu
Green Mind presents JOSIN
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Green Mind presents JOSIN

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

https://www.facebook.com/josinmusic/

“Why: Rhythmic and emotive, the latest track from German producer/composer Josin is truly enveloping. Crafting a sound that is both intense and seductive, ‘Feral Thing’ swirls and sways through its five minute running time. Building with consideration and an adept subtleness, the song flowers into a melancholic and, frankly, beautiful piece of steadily expanding delicateness.” Overblown.co.uk

Cambridge Portland Arms, Thu, 28 Feb 2019 at 7:00pm

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

Mar
27
Wed
Green Mind presents BODEGA
Mar 27 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Green Mind presents BODEGA

https://www.facebook.com/BODEGABK/

under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

Bodega released their debut album Endless Scroll earlier this year to rave reviews from the likes of Observer, Guardian, Independent, Financial Times, The Times, DIY, Uncut and more. Recalling the rich history of New York’s musical heritage whilst keeping its sight on the future, Endless Scroll revitalizes the rock and roll vocabulary under the influence of post punk, contemporary pop, hip-hop, kraut rock, and folk-derived narrative songwriting.

Endless Scroll was recorded and produced by Austin Brown (Parquet Courts) on the same Tascam 388 tape machine used for their LP Light Up Gold.

Apr
3
Wed
Green Mind presents PENELOPE ISLES + special guests
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Green Mind presents PENELOPE ISLES + special guests

https://www.facebook.com/penelopeisles/

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

Hailing from the Isle of Man, Penelope Isles is the sounds of Jack and Lily Wolter, with the help of friends Becky Redford and Jack Sowton. Currently based between Brighton and Cornwall, the band perform melodic fuzz pop with dynamics that will transfix and satisfy. Hypnotic, chiming bedroom pop music. For the lovers of Radiohead, The Magic Numbers and Deerhunter.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Wed, 3 Apr 2019 at 7:30pm

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
EP Release gig

Deep City love EP launch gig.

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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