PLAYING OUT LOUD!
Welcome to the latest edition of Playing Out Loud,
POL for short, a monthly guide to live music
in the South of England, with gig listings, articles, interviews, news, CD and
gig reviews and much more. We now get nearly 250,000 hits per month, reflecting
the success of our mission to stimulate interest in live music in Hampshire,
Dorset and Wiltshire and parts of adjoining counties.
Jazz, pop, blues, folk, country, rock, soul and classical music are all covered
- if it’s live it’s here. Just click on the headings above to go where you want
to go, or use our search engine to keep track of your favourite artists.
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looking to improve their press, media or web content, and get more gigs, and to
venues wishing to raise their profile and pull in more customers. Please email
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OUT LOUD has a
double-page spread in each issue. The magazine covers the same geographical area
as POL and also includes leisure, travel,
food, fashion, cinema, theatre and
many other subjects.
Welcome to the November edition of Playing Out Loud. As
usual we’ve got pages and pages of live music
news and gig and CD
Festival Focus section is taking a
rest until early next year, but we’ll be the first to give you the 2007 lineups.
If you haven’t caught up with our
Food & Things section, then take a look now. It lists 160 restaurants and
eating places across the South and we will soon be updating our Restaurant of
the Month, and will do so each month from now on! All of the restaurants listed
have been sampled and given the POL seal of approval. So if you want to find
somewhere to eat before or after going out to a music gig, or are looking for
somewhere to celebrate a special occasion, just take a look at
Food & Things which is set out
geographically just like our Listings section.
We’ve spotlighted some of the best gigs of the month in our
Articles section, including superb
folk-rockers Bluehorses, a touch of blues from the Martin Harley Band and Deitra
Farr, two young classical musicians in Amy Dickson and Matthew Barley, American
alt country rockers The Drams and Scottish singer songwriter Karine Polwart.
We’ve got Gig and CD reviews coming
up throughout the month including albums from Juicy Lucy, Sparklehorse and Tim
Finn, so dive in to POL regularly. If we’ve left anything out in the area in
which you live, just let us know.
We also welcome gig reviews, news and
messages. Happy gigging!
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CDs for review or press packs etc should be sent directly to:
Playing Out Loud
Co/ Peter Ashton
45 Roselands Gardens,
Hants SO17 1QG.
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COMING SOON!. Don’t forget to check
this section which enables you to plan ahead. It gives advanced listings for
most of the bigger venues, with further dates added throughout the month.
15th November - Gig Review,
9th November - Single Reviews
8th November - 2 CD Reviews
6th November - 2 CD Reviews
2nd November - Restaurant Review
1st November - New Edition of Playing Out Loud.co.uk
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see POL Articles
Railway Inn, Winchester
Wednesday Nov 22
West End Centre, Aldershot
Thursday Nov 23
Tower Arts, Winchester
Tuesday Nov 28
Karine Polwart Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
Sunday Nov 19
Turner Sims, Southampton
Monday Nov 20
The Maltings, Farnham
Sunday Nov 12
Ashcroft Arts Centre, Fareham
Saturday Nov 18
Arts Centre, Salisbury
Monday Nov 28
The Brook, Southampton Saturday Nov 4
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