PLAYING OUT LOUD!
Anyone in the Southampton area who wants to slip back to the 60s sound of Soul and Motown should get along to the African Caribbean Centre, also known as The Lick Nite Spot in Trinity Road near Six Dials on Saturday September 4. As well as the chance to dance away the evening, there is also the chance to sample some Caribbean curry. It’s only £5 entrance and another fiver for the food. For more details telephone 02380 238991 or mobile 0780 395 6006. Doors open at 8pm and it goes on til late.
Fans of The Handsome Family will be glad to hear that the American husband and wife duo will be back in the UK towards the end of the year. Brett and Rennie will be bringing their uniquely sinister brand of alt country to The Big Session with The Oyster Band when they play support on their tour. As well as gigs in London and Brighton there are concerts at The Anvil in Basingtoke on Wednesday December 1 and Salisbury City Gall on Thursday December 9.
Following on from the successful Vocal Harmonies Workshop at
Thornden Hall, Chandlers Ford in April this year with Jacqueline Dankworth,
Liane Carroll and Sara Colman, who sing together as The Passion, the second
community workshop in the series is planned for Sunday October 17.
Apparently they are holding a Summer Festival in Alresford,
Hampshire, with five local bands on Sunday August 29. It kicks off at 11.30am
and continues until 8.30pm (they go to bed early round Alresford way). The bands
are Somethin’ Else, Five Reasons, Rough Edges, Venus Transit & Limited Addition.
Firstly, congratulations to the new “King of Cool”, Gordon
Haskell, who releases a new album “The Lady Wants To Know” this month. It’s out
on August 23 and you can read about it in our Reviews section. It’s released by
Just a reminder that The Brook is closed this month and next for improvements. The Southampton venue will reopen on October 21. I don’t know how we’ll manage until then, but meanwhile there is plenty of good stuff on down Portswood Road at Talking Heads - have a look at the Listings section.
Anyone who wants to have a go at African drumming better visit the Allsorts Psychic Cafe in Carlton Place, Southampton. Workshops have been arranged for beginners on Friday August 20 & Friday September 17, and for intermediate drummers on Saturday August 21 and Saturday September 18. Advance booking is advisable through Rick on 077699 01615 or Dave 07742 693655 & you had better tell them if you need a drum or are bringing your own! All kinds of other strange things go on at Allsorts Psychic Cafe including tarot reading - it’s well worth a visit anyway.
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