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Dirty Stops Out – Dj Trev’s guide to what’s on, Watson

This is going to be a much shorter column (heh) this week, because for some reason some time ago I agreed to sit in Oxfam Bookshop’s window for three days on the trot… At the height of summer… Sometimes I don’t really have my brain engaged fully when I’m sat outside coffee shops agreeing to do things that are so far away, that at the time frankly I’ll agree to do anything.

Anyway, it’s for charity, and is at The Oxford Street store (next door to Jakes Coffee House) and is more interesting than what I had planned, which was sitting on the sofa and trying to figure out where I went so wrong. So if you fancy, you can come down and look at me sitting in a window, dressed as Dr. Watson out of Sherlock Holmes, trying to work out where I went so wrong.

I’m doing this because it is the Old Peculiar Crime Writing festival this week, there are loads of events on, you can check those out here: but really all I want you to do is come to Oxfam and buy a book. I can probably recommend you a good one if you ask, because I read well loads because of it has proven that reading lots and lotser make you more clever than what you are or was if you isn’t readed lots and it also makes you more better at writing what is what I am always really really really trying to get more better at type scenario.

So my point is, cos I’m doing that I’m not going to waste ages writing a massive intro to this weeks listings, as I am already doing my quota of incredibly taxing hard work for free this week, by sitting in a window. That said there are two things on I would like to draw to your attention to, and refreshingly neither of them involve me, as (as I believe I may have already mentioned) I’ll be sitting in a shop window (though please note, I am STILL going to be DJing my usual gigs, because I am a MACHINE… so Thursday’s quiz night at Lure is still on, as are Saturdays and Sunday at Rehab. And Fridays in Leeds, though that’s not really Harrogate is it? Forget I mentioned it.)

On Friday at The Regency pub there is a free party on the top floor. It’s to celebrate Dragonfly Tattoo’s EP launch. I don’t really know enough about Dragonfly Tattoo except that they are really nice people, which, whilst pleasant to know, isn’t exactly sterling music journalism is it? However, I do know a bit more about the support act Oscilantern, who are an awesome proggy folk-jazz outfit, who’s music sounds like the band Pentangle driving a disco bus through the middle of Stonehenge on Midsummer nights eve whilst throwing flowers to the pretty girls. That is to say, they are really fun and a bit weird. And this is a free gig so do it yeah?

The other thing that leapt out at me is Bar Code Zebra, who are playing the Blues this Sunday evening. They are a quality band who I’ve played with twice at FEVA in the Park, if you are looking for something to do on Sunday I would definitely recommend this, The Blues continues to roll out a superb range of gigs so you can’t really go wrong there. Whilst you are on, I mentioned FEVa, so plan ahead for this years FEVA in the Park Pic-nic at which I am also playing, this time alongside The MG Band, the Detail, Alister’s Theory and About Town. It’s a Free day at Knaresborough House on Saturday August 16th.

I’m not kidding, I’m actually sat in a shop window, so here without further ado, is what is on this week:

THURSDAY 17th July
Dj Trev sitting in a shop window, 10-5, somehow to raise money for mosquito nets. Oxfam Bookshop, don’t ask why, just go down and buy a book.
Blues Bar, live music from Scapegoat Kelly, Free entry.
Lure Bar, Sherlock Holmes Themed Pub Quiz with Dj Trev questions that are, at best, elementary.
Viper Rooms Nightclub YOLO R’n’B nigh.
Rehab Nightclub with Dj Tex. “Urban R’n’B”.
The Alexandra, Live music, free entry.
Christies Bar, Pub quiz with Sean McGrath.

FRIDAY 18th July
Dj Trev sitting in a shop window, 10-5, somehow to raise money for mosquito nets. Oxfam Bookshop, don’t ask why, just go down and buy a book.
Blue Bar, live music with The Charlie White Project, free entry.
Regency, Dragonfly Tattoo EP launchwith support from Oscilantern. Free Entry.
Lure Bar, Shuffle with Toby Skinner. House, Breaks & Funk.
Moko Lounge, Shakalakaboom club night with a weird name.
Rehab Nightclub, “Electro Circus” dance Night.

SATURDAY 19th July
Dj Trev sitting in a shop window, 10-5, somehow to raise money for mosquito nets. Oxfam Bookshop, don’t ask why, just go down and buy a book.
The Orb, Knaresborough has JK47, which is a great name for a Crime Writing Fringe event.
Blues Bar, live music with the legendary Jed Thomas Blues Band
Revolution Bar, front bar Dj Tex (Soul & R’n’B), main room Disco Dave (upfront dance and chart) free entry.
Moko Lounge, Drop Out house night.
Retro Bar, Selby Green live. Free Entry.
Rehab nightclub, two floors of music: Top Floor : Bottom of the Bottle ROCK NIGHT with Dj Trev 10pm ‘til 4am.Downstairs: Doors open 8pm with Pop & Dance music from Djs Wayne & James. Free entry.
Vipers Rooms Nightclub Dj Angel Lee & The Legendary Neil Jaques playing tunes for upfront clubbing upstairs, Harvey Westwood downstairs.

SUNDAY 20th July
Blues Bar, live all day: Live Lounge 3pm, TBC 6pm & Bar Code Zebra 9pm.
Empress on the stray, Pub quiz every week.
Rehab nightclub, Dj Trev’s Sunday Social.
Viper Rooms. Peek-a-Boo R’n’B night.
Hales Pub, live acoustic night.
Fat Badger, Cold Bath Road, Pub Quiz.

MONDAY 21st July
The Harlow Inn, Otley road, Pub Quiz.
So! Bar, Otley Road, Pub Quiz.
Rehab, late bar.
Blues Bar, fully hosted fully entertaining open mic session, hosted by Pete Oliver.
Moko Lounge nightclub, Karaoke.

TUESDAY 22nd July
The Blues Bar live music with Ward Thomas, Free entry.
The Tap n’ Spile pub, folk night.
Pitcher & Piano Re:Session cheap drinks night.
Rehab nightclub, Dj Max Czernic.
Moko Lounge Nightclub, “Skint” main room upfront dance and electro, VIP Room Rock Box Rock night Dj Jaye Selway.
Revolution Bar, “Back to Rev’s” House Night, Half Price Drinks with Toby Skinner.
Coach and Horses Pie and Peas night with proceeds to Martin’s House Children’s Hospice.

The Harlow Pub “Midweek Madness” pub quiz with Dj Tim Paul.
The Regency Pub, big screen quiz.
Rehab nightclub, Dj Max Czernic. Anything goes party set with Harrogate’s next big hair.
The Blues Bar, live music from the Paul Middleton Angst band .

Thanks for reading, drink responsibly and don’t be loose with your affections.
Trev x x x

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