Dirty Stops Out – Dj Trev forgot to change the headline of last week’s column and it slipped through the net of the strict editorial process; so in an attempt to avoid the confusion it caused, whilst taking advantage of lax editorial controls, this column is now “The Column that gives you extra inches”
Tonight I am restarting my quiz. I used to run it at Lure Bar, but they insisted it make way for a night that never happened, so now I’ve moved it to The Den. However, in a fit of world class CBA, I am now only doing it on the first Thursday of the month. What’s that you ask? How can a venue allow such a successful night to slip through its hands… and to compound the conundrum how can the new venue be happy that it is only running once a month? Surely the financial upsides of running a busy – nay –HEAVING pub quiz would set owners, managers and half-arsed DJ-cum-quiz presenters up for life?? Well, you’d think that wouldn’t you? But the gritty reality is that at the pit-face of nightclub work me even deciding to keep running this quiz, no matter how infrequent, is right up there with poor decisions such as : climbing out of a window whilst drunk, falling asleep on the toilet whilst drunk, or sending sexy texts to your ex-girlfriends sister. Whilst drunk. To be fair, of those 3 options I have only ever done 2, and I think it is a testament to my character that you will KNOW which one I didn’t do. It’s also testament to the fact that I accidentally deleted her number on the day we split up.
Sometimes I write things in this column/blog that people take too literally. For example, I will write something purely for entertainment value and it will have no bearing on the truth of things whatsoever. But certain credulous cretins take everything I write as gospel. Sometimes they even take me to task over it on the pretense of “going for a coffee”. Now, given that I have such a strict stance on journalistic intergrety that back in the day the News of The World looked to me for guidance, it is perhaps understandable that people think every flipping flippant thing I write is totally true, so I have some sympathy. Still, just to clarify: I never thought about texting my ex-girlfriend’s sister when we split up.
Because she was going out with a big black guy and I was scared of him. Also, despite my sarcasm in all honesty I comfortably expect tonight’s “return of the wack” Quiz at The Den to be a huge success. And all of this paragraph is totally true and right. I also think England will do really well in the 2016 European Football Championship.
I feel that 2 opening paragraphs of nonsense about my nonsense quiz (at The Den, 8.30pm TONIGHT) is plenty of balanced coverage for my own concerns, and since I am contractually bound to talk about other stuff that is happening, here are some of the other monthly or even less occasional events that catch my eye like a pair of tight short shorts:
Since it is the first Sunday of the month this weekend, DC is at the Cross Keys pub in Knaresborough, presenting his “Soul Selection”. This is a night of Soul & Motown. The only time I have ever been to one of these kind of nights they put chalk dust on the floor so people could dance. It was very cool but really musically I’m more into nights where they put and entirely different kind of powder in an entirely different place to help them dance.
In a legally binding sense, I don’t actually know what that last sentence is all about, however I DO know that this Friday at Moko Lounge there is the return of Knee Deep. A House night with Iain O’Hare playing as the guest DJ this has also got a rosta of excellent resident jocks on the night. It runs from 10pm til 6 in-the-god-damn-morning and is only 4 quid on the door. I’ve pointed this out before but I’m never reticent to labour a valid point: if you went to a night like this in Leeds you’d easily pay twice that, so if you are into house music you should support this night.
Also on Friday The Den has a “Gangster night”. Now, anyone who knows me knows that I am fully OG, and somewhat of a pimp gangster hustler bambaclaat badman…. but I don’t think it’s the type of night where they want me to rock up locked and loaded to pop a few caps in your mommas ass. Indeed, there is a Swing Band playing called Louis Louis Louis and it’s in aid of an animal sanctuary. Which isn’t the type of thing that my kind of hardcore gangster rappers like Snoop Dre, Dr. Bizzle and McHammer would get involved in is it? Anyway this looks like it will be right good, tickets are a fiver, and there are prizes for the best dressed 1940’s gangster and moll. It starts at 8pm.
On Saturday Charlie’s Place on Otley Road has The Detours playing live. They do covers by the likes of The Jam and the Who and whilst I’ve only ever been in there for beer, I’m sure Charlie’s will be a great venue for live music as it is really intimate and a properly independent bar off the beaten track.
There is also live music on Saturday at The Den, who have the EP launch of one of my favourite local bands The Shades. These guys did really well earlier in the year at the Battle of the Bands and I’ve seen them a bunch of times since and they keep getting better!
On Sunday Henshaws Arts & Crafts Centre in Knaresborough has an Arts & Crafts Fair, which seems fair.
The coming few weeks have a bunch of Rock & Metal type nights, here are the highlights:
Rock Box runs in the VIP room at Moko Lounge every Tuesday, and this week on the 9th it is a Sci-Fi special. Bearing in mind half of the people who go to it already look like they are out of some twisted sexy futuristic dystopian movie involving fishnets and crushed velvet, this will no doubt be a fun night, and its free to get in!
On Wendesday 10th The Regency Pub hosts a Hardcore Punk gig with Pregnancy Scares, Sievehead, Clean Shirts & Bad Manifest. Similar to the old NYHC gigs this will be a serious affair of Mohawks, Leather, group hugging and human pyramids. These gigs have to be seen to be believed!
Properly into next week and on Friday 12th There is a MASSIVE gig at The Bilton Working Mens Club. Featuring a load of amazing bands, including York’s Excellent A Jokers Rage and the return of Harrogate’s C4 & Eric Bana from yesteryear, this is in aid of the Charity Fighting Ependymoma. It runs from 6pm and entry is only £3 and there is a massive raffle with some actual good prizes too. Accompanied kids are welcome, so you can get them into decent music before the inevitable slip into Rihanna territory for their teens. The facebook page for the event is here, https://www.facebook.com/events/1444411145805528/ honestly this will be excellent!
I’m currently doing a rock night on the top floor at Rehab on Saturdays, but not for long… I’m still getting people asking me if I’m moving to Manchester…. To be honest, this would bother me less if they didn’t seem so excited and keen to see the back of me; nevertheless to clarify, I am NOT moving to Manchester, I’m just starting working there on Saturday nights. To that end I am playing 2 (T.W.O.) more Saturdays on the top floor of rehab, then I’m off. So what I’m saying is, if you want a particularly good night at Rehab on the top floor, wait until Saturday 20th as by then it’ll be someone else DJing.
Here are this week’s Listings:
THURSDAY 4th September
The Den – Dj Trev’s Monthly “Time of the month” quiz night. 9pm, £2 per person, win back ALL the entry money plus a gallon of beer!
Christies Pub quiz.
Viper Rooms Yolo R’n’B night.
Rehab, Flex R’n’B night.
The Blues Bar, Live Music from the Sharon Colgan Band
FRIDAY 5th September
Moko Lounge, Knee Deep House night with Ian O’Hare plus residents.
The Den, Gangster Night with Louis Louis Louis live. £5 charity event.
Blue Bar, live music from The Dan Hudson Blues band, free entry.
Lure Bar, Shuffle with Toby Skinner. House, Breaks & Funk.
Rehab Nightclub, “Electro Circus” dance Night. Free entry.
SATURDAY 6th September
Charlie’s Place, Otley Road, The Detours playing live
The Den, the Shades EP Launch Party.
Blues Bar, live music with the Jed Thomas Blues Band
Rift & Co. Bar, front bar Dj Tex (Soul & R’n’B), main room Disco Dave (upfront dance and chart) free entry.
Viper Rooms, Angel Lee & Neil Jaques upstairs, Harvey Westwood Downstairs. Door charge applies, or contact the venue for guest list before 11pm.
Moko Lounge, Drop Out house night. Door charge applies, or contact the venue for guest list before 11pm.
Rehab nightclub, two floors of music: Top Floor : Dj Trev (Rock, Indie, Party Rap, Alternative & Guilty Pleasures) 10pm ‘til 4am.Downstairs: Doors open 8pm with Pop & Dance music from Djs Wayne & James. Free entry.
SUNDAY 7th September
Henshaws Arts & Crafts Centre, Knaresborough, Arts & Crafts Fair.
Cross Keys, Knaresborough, “Soul Selection” with DC, Soul & Motown evening.
Blues Bar, live all day: Tom Seals Trio Ghost 3pm, Isi Dee 6pm & the Matt Goldberg Band 9pm.
Rehab Nightclub, Dj Trev’s Sunday Social, whatever music happens to be working that night, interspersed by terrible requests.
Viper Rooms. Peek-a-Boo R’n’B night.
Hales Pub, live acoustic night.
Fat Badger, Cold Bath Road, Pub Quiz.
MONDAY 8th September
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 9th September
The Blues Bar, live music from Emily Howard, 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, PLUS SCI-FI special in the VIP Room Rock Box Rock night Dj Jaye Selway.
Rift & Co. 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.
WEDNESDAY 10th September
The Regency Pub, Hardcore Punk gig with Pregnancy Scares, Sievehead, Clean Shirts & Bad Manifest.
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