I haven’t got much to say this week really. It has long been my Dj motto of “if you’ve got nothing to say, say nothing” so to be honest, I think I should just give you this week’s listings.
I suppose I COULD tell you I am running my monthly quiz at the Den this evening, but if I were to only mention that and not tell you about some other things that are on, you would be permitted to suspect that this column, for this week at least, was nothing more than a flimsy piece of self promotion. I personally hold my well earned reputation of integrity and fairness much dearer to me than that, so what I shall in fact tell you to do is go to Sean “The Bear” McGrath’s pub quiz that is on tonight at Christies, it’s much better than mine and is on every week. I mean, it IS on every week, so you could go to it, well, any week really. If there were a quiz on that was say, only monthly, then naturally you would not want to miss that would you, but Sean’s quiz is every week so no worries there.
I want to briefly mention what a couple of excellent nights I had at The Blues Bar last Thursday and Tuesday just gone respectively. On Tuesday they had a band called Hey Moonshaker playing who do beatbox lead blues; it was fun and really well done, tunes wise wasn’t really up my street however the support act were called Prose who come from Leeds and were just excellent and really were my kind of thing. They do acoustic driven grime, along the lines of early Plan B (one of those artists who I make myself sound like a tw(un)t about because I say “I prefer his earlier stuff”) and they were really awesome. It was packed down there and the atmosphere was great for all the acts. I also finally got to see rapper Lence who seemingly everyone knows, and he’s “got skillz” (to people outside of the world of Hip-Hop and street parlance that means he’s really rather good) and all in all it was a decent night out; before that, last Thursday I went to see The Memphis Cruisers and had an absolute stormer! The Memphis Crusiers play the rolling Thursday residency and as such are back there again on Thursday 27th November, which I already have in my diary as my last big party night before the nitty gritty work rubbish of Christmastide kicks in. The do Rockabilly and do it really well, and when some of the crowd got up to swing dance along to it, it made it even better. Can’t wait to go see them at the end of Novermber there and I am hoping to drag some of my friends down too, so if you are a friend of mine (unlikely) and you are reading this (even more unlikely) then Thuursday 27th November is a night you’ll need to have an excuse to avoid me ready for..
I’m not doing too bad to say I’ve not really got anything to say this week, and I’m gonna get some help now from a mate of mine called Andy, (I don’t suppose his name matters in the context but I want to make you think that I am important because I know people, and have friends) who is launching a magazine. Called The Modified Mind, it will be a printed zine reviewing the albums and MixTapes from Harrogate and North Yorkshire that would not necessarily get press coverage. Andy says “The albums I review will be reviewed in the physical zine and any mix tapes I am pointed towards will be embedded and reviewed on the site – www.themodifiedmind.com/. I figure you should horde anything you can’t download – the ‘zine will be something you can hold in you hands…. So, what music am I after – all of it I guess! As long as it has some relevance to Harrogate ….. yup, I will review it. Whether you are a record label based in this town, a solo artist giving their music away for free or an up and coming producer – there is a place for your music in The Modified Mind”.
Sounds kind of interesting doesn’t it? So I reckon if you are a band, singer or even Dj (do those even still exist anymore?) you can click the link above or can find the Modified Mind on Facebook at – https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Modified-Mind/534891209988247
The Modified Mind
Gigs and stuff wise The Cross Keys Knaresborough has their monthly Sunday Soul Session with DC this week, other than that broadly speaking it seems to be business as usual in town. The Den continues to have gigs every Friday and Saturday, I’m there tonight don’t you know (probably should have mentioned it) but really I think you are a grown up now and can read the listings for yourself: Here then are they
Thursday 2nd October
Blues Bar, live music from The Sharon Colgan Band
The Den, Dj Trev’s “Time of the Month” Quiz. £2 entry and “big” “worthwhile” prizes. And “good” questions too.
Christies Pub, Sean McGrath’s better Pub quiz.
FRIDAY 3rd October
The Den, Ziggi Battles live.
Moko Lounge, Shakalaka Boom “Old School Party” night with a dodgy name.
Blue Bar, Idle Hands, free entry.
Lure Bar, Shuffle with Toby Skinner. House, Breaks & Funk.
Rehab Nightclub, “Electro Circus” dance Night. Free entry.
SATURDAY 4th October
Blues Bar, The Jed Thomas Blues Band.
The Den, Hayley Gaftarnick live.
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 : Max Czernic Pop Punk 10pm ‘til 4am.Downstairs: Doors open 8pm with Pop & Dance music from Djs Wayne & James. Free entry.
SUNDAY 5th October
Cross Keys Knaresborough, Sundal Soul Session with DC.
Henshaws Arts & Crafts Centre, Knaresborough, Arts & Crafts Fair.
Blues Bar, live all day: Emmott & The Folkestra 3pm, TBC 6pm & the Matt Goldberg Band at 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 6th October
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 7th October
The Blues Bar, Ryan Inglis live, 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.
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 8th October
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