Dj Trev’s -Not Preaching, Just Sayin’ – guide to what’s on in Harrogate and wherehaveyou.
I have, in my “headline”, said “not preaching, just saying” as according to facebook, you can put “just saying” after anything and it means that you are not being a preachy high horse pedantic person, you are just being clever and witty. And everyone who knows me knows that I would NEVER be: preachy OR get on my high horse, AND AM always just being witty and clever – and certainly not ironic, self depreciating, sarcastic, or smelly… I am saying that because essentially this week I am not going to do my usual pre-amble. Today instead of spending my time writing that, I used the 2 or 3 hours it takes me to come up with one half decent joke to do something worthwhile instead. I went and gave blood. I’m not saying that you SHOULD do that, but I am saying I THINK you should. It’s just my opinion, feel free to ignore it just like you ignore all the nights out I say you should go to. Nevertheless, since I went and did that today, that’s my bit of community service so here are this weeks listings, I’m off for a nice cup of tea and a biscuit.
If, like me, you like to get silly tattoo’s, don’t think that means you can use it as an excuse to never give blood, you just have to leave it for a bit in between. http://www.blood.co.uk/ has all the information you might need about that, as clearly I’m no doctor.
There are some good things on this week, for example a new live rock night at the Regency on Thursdays, an excellent house night at moko on Friday, erm, in an impartial way let’s say my Battle of the Bands at Rehab on Sunday, and clearly many more; but seriously, I’m not writing loads this week, read the full listings, as they are after, the full listings. Here is what I know about happening this weekend:
THURSDAY 3rd April
Live music at The Regency Pub. Faried Osman and members of his new band M.O.A.B. This is a new night and I will talk about this a bit more next week, but by all accounts the launch last week was a great success so this could become a real good regular fixture.
Lure Bar, Quiz night with Dj Trev, 8pm £1 entry, free after quiz with Dj Trev playing foolhardy party music til 2am. Free hand cooked biscuit for everyone. Keep it real y’all.
Viper Rooms Nightclub, “My Party” R’n’B night.
Rehab Nightclub with Dj Tex. “Urban R’n’B” or something.
Blues Bar, live music from The Sharon Colgan Band, Free entry.
The Alexandra, Live music, free entry.
Christies Bar, Pub quiz with Sean McGrath.
FRIDAY 4th April
Moko Lounge, Knee Deep House Night, monthly special with guest Dj Sidney Charles & Excellent residents.
Matt Evens bands at The Den
Zoso Bar, “Vibe” House & Techno night with Andy Winters, Matt Watson, Johnny Kendal, Jake Bartle Cloudbass. Free Entry.
Lure Bar, Future Boogie with Jon Hebden and Guests. House, Tech and Nu disco. Free Entry.
Rehab Nightclub, “Electro Circus” dance Night downstairs.
The Blues Bar, live music from The Steve Dixon Band, Free entry.
Moko Lounge nightclub, “Frat house Party”.
SATURDAY 5th April
Henshaws Arts & Crafts Centre, Knaresborough: Citizen Smith’s revolution, acoustic mini fest and video recording, followed by “Acousticana”.
Bilton WMC, Live music from the Rob Donnely Band.
The Blues Bar, live music with The Jed Thomas Blues Band, free entry.
Moko Lounge nightclub, “Drop Out”, house night. Robert Amllinder & Alex Simmons, main room, house and electro. Leon Hithchen, VIP Room, R’n’b.
Revolution Bar, front bar Dj Tex (Soul & R’n’B), main room Disco Dave (upfront dance and chart) free entry.
Rehab nightclub, Rock music upstairs from Your Dj Pieman, Downstairs, dance music with Dj Wayne & James. Free entry.
Vipers Rooms Nightclub Dj Angel Lee & The Legendary Neil Jaques playing tunes for upfront clubbing upstairs, Harvey Westwood downstairs, free entry before 11pm.
Christies Pub, Sean McGrath’s Cheesy disco, free entry.
SUNDAY 6th April
Henshaws Arts & Crafts Centre, Knaresborough, Arts & Crafts Spring Fair,
Rehab Bar & Club, Battle of the Bands Semi-Final from 8pm. With Set Sails, Humble Scoundrel, Oscilantern & Day Old Hate. Free Entry & Dj Trev til something like 3am after.
The Alexandra Pub, Live music at the Sunday Soundcheck acoustic night. Free entry.
Viper Room’s Nightclub, Peek-a-Boo Urban night.
Blues Bar, live music from Emmot & The Folkestra in the afternoon, Jay Bear around teatime and The Bonnevilles at night.
Fat Badger , Cold Bath Road, Pub Quiz.
MONDAY 7th April
The Alexandra Pub Quiz, with your Dj Pieman.
The Harlow Inn, Otley road, Pub Quiz.
Zoso Bar, Dj Max & Rum Chaser, house music.
Blues Bar, open mic session, free entry.
Moko Lounge nightclub, Karaoke..
TUESDAY 8th April
Zoso Bar, Union Street, Electro Jam, open decks sesh.
The Tap n’ Spile pub, folk night.
Pitcher & Piano Re:Session cheap drinks night.
The Blues Bar, Curtis Eller’s American Circus, Free entry.
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, Dj’s Tex & Sixus.
Coach and Horses Pie and Peas night with proceeds to Martin’s House Children’s Hospice.
WEDNESDAYS 9th April
The Harlow Pub “Midweek Madness” pub quiz with Dj Tim Paul.
Pitcher & Piano Quiz night from 8pm. Free for new teams or £1.50 PP.
Rehab nightclub, your Dj Pieman’s “Midweek Madness” playing party music.
The Blues Bar, live music from the Paul Middleton Angst band .
The exact same bit of SHAMELESS SELF PROMOTION I used last week AND the week before AND aaaaand the week before that. Let’s face it, you’ve stopped reading already.
Should you wish to listen to some of my actual Dj’ing from the comfort of your own home, you can do that at Mixcloud.com/djtrevuk but really I’d much rather you can out and partied, not for my financial gain you understand, but for your emotional wellbeing.
Thanks for reading, drink responsibly and don’t be loose with your affections.
Trev x x x