Ideal Surreal 3-floor Takedown @ Karma Kafe 9 November 2018

As the title suggests, Ideal Surreal occupied three floors of Karma with live music running right though from 8pm until about midnight. It felt like a micro indoor festival with much dashing up and down stairs to catch as much as possible with such a strong line-up featuring, among others, Birds of Hell, Vanity Fairy (aka Daisy Victoria), Our Quiet Friends, Painted Heathers, Black Sharks, Niamh, Jonathan Cocker, Joe Quinn and the Family Plans (playing their final gig), Skinny Rodgers, and the excellent Bag of Cans.

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The place felt pretty full too, Birds of Hell held a rapt audience on the top floor, overlapping with extraordinary scenes in the basement while Bag of Cans played, (first song delivered with their singer having his head shaved by an audience member) they are becoming one of those must-see Norwich bands. It’s rare to see such sights for a local band with the whole crowd going nuts to them. They are a breath of fresh air.

bag of cans

It was my first opportunity to see Daisy Victoria’s new incarnation as Vanity Fairy. Theatrical and quite Kate Bush like, she made a big impression on those watching and used the sparse backlighting to great effect.

vanity fairy

Ideal Surreal held another event at the Playhouse Bar on the following Sunday but alas I fell to the dreaded lurg by that time.

 

“Ideal Surreal is pleased to present

Top Floor

Birds of Hell
Vanity Fairy
Skinny Rodgers

Middle Floor

Shane Special Sandwich filling, feat
Monkiboy
Joe Quinn and the Family Plans
Niamh
Jonathan Cocker

Basement

The Black Sharks
Bag of Cans
Painted Heathers
Our Quiet Friends 

Karma Kafe
Friday 9th November
£6adv/£7door

Ideal Surreal is delighted to present another of our legendary ‘Three Floor Karma Takedowns’ on Friday 9th November. This is a purely local affair featuring a mixture of older n newest local talents including Alt fav Birds of Hell, Falling from Trees and Gladboy on the top floor. The Black Sharks, Bag of Cans and Our Quiet Friends in the basement. Plus a Shane Olinski special – line up tbc – in the middle room. 

Doors are from 19:30 – £6adv/£7door.”

 

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The Gighopper : 19-25 November 2018

MONDAY
Mon 19:30 · The Waterfront
 
Mon 20:00 · Norwich Playhouse 
 
Mon 20:30 · The Fat Cat & Canary
 
Mon 19:05 · CopaCubana 
 
Open mic
Sir Garnet
 
The Waterfront Studio
Monday 19th November 2018
Doors: 7:30 PM
 
THE BRICKMAKERS
 
NORWICH ARTS CENTRE
at 20:00
8:00 PM | Pay What You Can Afford (includes admin fee) | Live Art with stories and vinyl records
 
 
TUESDAY
 
The LCR
Tuesday 20th November 2018
Doors: 6:30 PM
 
Norwich Arts Centre
Tuesday 20th November 2018
Doors: 8:00 PM
 
 
Tues 19:30 · The Waterfront
 
Tues 20:00 · The Reindeer
 
Tues 20:00 · The Blueberry Music House 
 
Tues 20:45 · The Brickmakers
 
Tues 20:30 · Rhythm and Grace
 
Tues 17:30 · Norwich Cathedral 
 
Tues 19:30 · Maddermarket Theatre
 
WEDNESDAY
 
 
 
Wed 20:00 · The Birdcage
 
21 Nov–22 Nov · OPENNorwich
 
Wed 20:30 · The Reindeer
 
Wed 17:00 · University of East Anglia (UEA)
 
Wed 20:30 · Frank’s Bar
 
Wed 19:00 · The Wildman 
 
Wed 19:00 · Clarkes Snooker Club
 
Wed 19:30 · Maddermarket Theatre
 
THURSDAY
 
Open mic with Peter T
Walnut Tree Shades
 
The Reindeer Norwich Featuring Diamond Dave & the Mallards, Penguins Go Pop, Dark Diversions, Monkiboy & Olinski
 
22 Nov–23 Nov · Illusion Promotions 
 
Fine City Blues
The Murderers
 
Thurs 20:00 · Norwich Arts Centre
 
Thurs 19:00 · The Waterfront
 
Thurs 19:00 · The Waterfront Norwich 
 
Thurs 19:30 · The LCR 
 
Thurs 19:30 · The Halls 
 
Thurs 20:00 · Gringos Mexican Tequila Bar – Tom Malochowski
 
The Brickmakers
Thursday 22nd November 2018
Doors: 8:00 PM
 
Thurs 20:00 · Gonzo’s Tea Room
 
Thurs 21:00 · Karma Kafe
 
Thurs 19:30 · Norwich Cathedral 
 
Thurs 22:00 · Karma Kafe
 
Thurs 19:45 · Ghostriders Western Club 
 
Thurs 14:13 · Bar & Beyond
 
Thurs 19:30 · Norwich Lindy Hoppers
 
NORWICH PUPPET THEATRE
Hocus Pocus Theatre Present. Featuring the award winning Twice Shy Theatre, world premier of Lucid Tickets £15
 
 
SHOW OF HANDS + ALDEN, PATTERSON & DASHWOOD
EPIC STUDIOS
from 19:30 to 23:00
Doors 7:30pm, Tickets £25 adv. Seated
 
ROSE TAVERN
at 20:30
Live music 8.30 pm
 
 
FRIDAY
 
The Waterfront Studio
Friday 23rd November 2018
Doors: 6:30 PM
 
The Waterfront
Friday 23rd November 2018
Doors: 6:30 PM
 
The Waterfront
Friday 23rd November 2018
Doors: 10:30 PM
 
Fri 20:00 · Chambers Cocktail bar
 
Fri 21:00 · The Reindeer
 
Fri 20:30 · Louis Marchesi 
 
Fri 20:30 · Walnut Tree Shades
 
Music House Acoustic-ish Session
Jurnet’s Bar
 
Fri 22:00 · Bermuda Bob’s Rum Shack and Hi-Fi
 
Fri 22:00 · Gonzo’s Tea Room
 
Fri 22:30 · The LCR
 
Fri 19:00 · The LCR 
 
Fri 21:00 · Las Iguanas
 
Fri 22:00 · Mantra Club & Lounge
 
 
 
Fri 21:00 · Karma Kafe 
 
Fri 20:00 · The Cherry Tree
 
Fri 19:00 · The Brickmakers
 
The Maids Head : King Size Papas
Fri 21:00 · The Maids Head Old Catton
 
Fri 20:00 · The Brickmakers
 
Fri 21:00 · The Wildman
 
Fri 19:30 · Norwich Playhouse
 
Fri 19:30 · Cocina Norwich
 
Fri 19:30 · The Garage
 
Fri 19:30 · Maddermarket Theatre 
 
PLAYHOUSE BAR
from 20:30 to 00:00
DJ
 
B2 Venue
 
 
SATURDAY
 
Sat 19:30 · Norwich Arts Centre
 
Sat 19:30 · Norwich Cathedral
 
Sat 21:00 · Louis Marchesi
 
Sat 21:00 · The Reindeer
 
Sat 20:00 · Karma Kafe 
 
Sat 21:00 · OPEN Live Music
 
Sat 19:30 · Cafe Bar Marzano 
 
Sat 10:30 · St Andrews & Blackfriars Halls
 
Sat 21:00 · WildHaus 
 
Sat 22:00 · Bermuda Bob’s Rum Shack and Hi-Fi
 
Sat 19:30 · Norwich Arts Centre 
 
Sat 19:00 · The Blueberry Music House 
 
Sat 20:00 · The Talk
 
Sat 20:45 · Walnut Tree Shades 
 
Sat 21:00 · Compleat Angler
 
Sat 19:00 · Holiday Inn Norwich
 
Sat 19:00 · Sprowston Manor Hotel, Golf & Country Club
 
Sat 20:00 · Sprowston sports and social club 
 
Sat 21:00 · The Longe Arms
 
Sat 15:00 · OPENNorwich
 
The Waterfront Studio
Saturday 24th November 2018
Doors: 6:30 PM
 
The LCR
Saturday 24th November 2018
Doors: 6:30 PM
 
The Guildhall Norwich
Saturday 24th November 2018
Doors: 7:00 PM
 
The Waterfront
Saturday 24th November 2018
Doors: 10:00 PM
 
PLAYHOUSE BAR
from 20:30 to 00:00
DJ
 
ANGEL GARDENS
 
 
 
SUNDAY
 
Sun 19:00 · Norwich Arts Centre 
 
WALNUT TREE SHADES
at 17:00
Rockabilly
 
Sun 20:00 · The Reindeer
 
Sun 12:00 · Bedfords
 
Sun 19:00 · B2 VENUE NORWICH 
 
Sun 11:00 · Norwich Playhouse
 
Sun 19:30 · Norwich Theatre Royal 
 
Sun 16:00 · Norwich Cathedral
 
Sun 14:00 · The Chapel, Fellowes Plain 
 
Sun 17:00 · Ribs Of Beef 
 
Sun 19:30 · Frank’s Bar 
 
Sun 15:00 · St Cuthberts Church 
 
Sun 15:00 · University of East Anglia (UEA)
 
Sun 14:00 · Clarkes Snooker Club
 
Sun 12:00 · The Brickmakers
 
REINDEER
at 16:00
Sunday Session
Platform Twelve 8pm
 

 

 

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The Gighopper : 12-18 November 2018

Monday 12

 BRICKIES OPEN STAGE

THE BRICKMAKERS

Sing, play music, tell jokes. Whatever your talent we have the stage. All performers get DVD of performance Call pub to book slot between 10 and 40 minutes
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 JAZZ 8PM

FAT CAT & CANARY

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Nashville Style Open Mic at The Murderers, hosted by Vic Allen

The Murderers 8pm
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Hydra Lerna EP Launch Party

Norwich Arts Centre  Less Than Jake / Reel Big Fish (Co Headline Tour) + Zebrahead + Suburban Legends (SOLD OUT)The LCR Tuesday 13th November 2018Doors: 6:00 PM *************************************************************

 THE LAZY I PRESENTS THE A.I.R EVENTS

THE BLUEBERRY MUSIC HOUSE

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Wednesday 15

Samhain psychedelic party

Jurnet’s Bar

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 Killing Joke + Turbowolf + PhobophobesThe LCR Wednesday 14th November 2018Doors: 7:30 PM
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 KISSISSIPPI / TANCRED (CO-HEADLINE SHOW) + THE WINTER PASSING

THE WATERFRONT

at 19:30
Doors 7.30pm Tickets £10
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Comedy Night
Walnut Tree Shades
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Midweek Crisis!
Unplugged in the Plasterers back room
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Tony Hall Folk Group
Reindeer
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Thursday 15

Open Mic at the Walnut

Walnut Tree Shades
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Jinder, Ebb Tide and Vic Allen

Norwich Guildhall
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Fine City Blues

20:30 · The Murderers
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Dr Carnesky’s Incredible Bleeding W…Thurs, 15 Nov · Norwich Arts Centre  ZUBY PERSEVERANCE UK TOUR 2018The B2 Thursday 15th November 2018Doors: 7:30 PM
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 Curved AirThe Waterfront Studio Thursday 15th November 2018Doors: 7:30 PM  Slaves + Ladybird + Willie J HealyThe LCR Thursday 15th November 2018Doors: 7:30 PM
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 DOGFACE IMPROV: LONG FORM JAM AND SHOW

JURNETS BAR

from 20:00 to 21:45
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Lil Jim
Reindeer
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 LIVE MUSIC TBC 8.30PM

ROSE TAVERN

at 20:30
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 THE MERSEY BEATLES

EPIC STUDIOS

from 19:00 to 23:00
Doors 7pm, Tickets £20 adv.
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Friday 16

Tom Adams / Alexander Carson / Freya Roy

19:30 · The Birdcage Norwich
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Liqueur – A tribute To The Cure

19:30 · Epic Studios
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Fri, 16 Nov · Norwich Arts Centre
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4D Jones
Reindeer
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Black Dogs
Walnut Tree Shades
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 DOGFACE IMPROV: FREE IMPROV COMEDY SHOW

CACTUS CAFE BAR

from 20:00 to 21:45
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Norfolk Lounge Friday 16th November 2018Doors: 6:00 PM
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The Waterfront Friday 16th November 2018Doors: 10:30 PM *************************************************************

 EGYPT – BLUES ROCK – MAIDS HEAD, OLD CATTON

THE MAIDS HEAD

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 I TRAVEL TO YOU

PLAYHOUSE BAR

from 20:30 to 00:00
DJ
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 OUR HOUSE 7PM

GONZO’S TEA ROOM

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​​Skasouls
Brickmakers
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 Oranje + In Debt + Red Glass Alt / Punk / Rock16 November 2018 ​B2 ​7pm BLINK MUSIC PROMOTIONS PRESENT​
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Canary Social Club
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Music House Acoustic-ish Session
Jurnet’s Bar 8pm
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Norwich Open
Friday 9th November 2018
Doors: 7:00 PM
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Saturday 17
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Sonic Youths v5.12

Norwich Arts Centre Bar 1pm PWYCA

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The Mahatmas ride out!

21 · Banham Barrel
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 RADIO CLASH + THE SPECIALS LTD

EPIC STUDIOS

from 19:30 to 23:00
Doors 7:30pm, Tickets £18 adv.
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The Waterfront Studio Saturday 17th November 2018Doors: 6:30 PM
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The Lovin’ Handful
Blueberry
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The Waterfront Saturday 17th November 2018Doors: 10:00 PM
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 AFTER HOURS

WALNUT TREE SHADES

at 21:00
Blues
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 DR. FEELGOOD

NORWICH ARTS CENTRE

at 20:00
8:00 PM | £20.50 (includes admin fee) | Rhythim & Blues + Jim Riley’s Blues Foundation
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 GEORGIA FALLS

THE BRICKMAKERS

from 20:00 to 00:00
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 IN CONVERSATION WITH JULIET STEVENSON

NORWICH CATHEDRAL

at 15:30
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 PARISH

PLAYHOUSE BAR

from 20:30 to 00:00
DJ
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 POLARIS

HEATH HOUSE

Sounds of 60’s &classic rock n roll 8.45
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 STEVE MOYSE

ANGEL GARDENS

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Reindeer 9pm
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Tom Malochowski
The Earlham
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Sunday 18

The Lee Vasey Big Band

12 · The Brickmakers Norwich
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Sunday Social Acoustic with Peter T
Platform Twelve 7:30pm
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Norwich Arts Centre Sunday 18th November 2018
Doors: 8:00 PM
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The Magic Lantern (trio) + Of the Clay at the Bicycle Shop

19:30 · The Bicycle Shop
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Ben C Winn, Aseasita, Lily-Ann Reeve, Spit Kids

Sun, 11 Nov · Norwich Playhouse
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Balloon Debates: War – What Is It Good For?

Sun, 11 Nov · Norwich Arts Centre
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 SUNDAY LIVE MUSIC AT BEDFORDS WITH FAITH

BEDFORDS

from 15:00 to 17:00
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 THE HAL WRAYZER COMBO

WALNUT TREE SHADES

at 17:00
Rockabilly
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 THE HEDGE MONKEY SKIFFLE GROUP 4PM

REINDEER

at 16:00
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Under 18s Jam Sesh
Reindeer 5pm
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Upcoming Ideal Surreal gigs. November 2018

Ideal Surreal is back with a bang for the fireworks season with a handful of gigs in the month of November, starting with this banger at Karma Kafe and a three-floor takeover following the recent sold-out Sink Ya Teeth / Eton Crop gig at the Louis Marchesi Crypt.

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The line up is incredible and really impressive. On the top floor we have:

Birds of Hell  : First gig for a while from one of the city’s finest.
Vanity Fairy  : The new incarnation of Daisy Victoria.
Skinny Rodgers  : The excellent Jay Ducker, formely of Cove-Hithe.

 

 

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Birds of Hell

jay ducker

Skinny Rodgers

 

 

The middle floor is the Shane Special Sandwich filling, curated by Shane O’Linski and features:
Monkiboy : Mark from the Neutrinos in his unique solo project.
Joe Quinn and the Family Plans : Joe and a whole host of talented friends.
Niamh  : I’ve been impressed by her recent gigs, a young and wise, talented wise old-soul with beautifully expressed emotions.
Jonathan Cocker : Superb singer-songrwiter with echoes of Nick Drake.

 

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Monkiboy

 

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Niamh

Flatlands, Joe Quinn and the New Lunarians

Joe Quinn and the Family Plans

 

Whilst in the basement it’s going to get nice and loud with:

 

The Black Sharks  : A rare gig from Black Sharks, their gigs are always a blast.
Bag of Cans  : Brilliantly bonkers and glorious fun. The make me think of a 2018 Serious Drinking!
Painted Heathers  : Fresh from a tour of France, this is a band on a roll (or baguette??)
Our Quiet Friends : Exciting new project featuring members of Cakes & Ale, and BK & Dad.

 

 

Tickets are just £6 advance and £7 on the door on Friday 9 November 2018.

 

Painted Heathers

Painted Heathers

 

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Bag of Cans

 

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our quiet friends

Our Quiet Friends

 

If this isn’t enough then on Sunday (11th) there’s a further Ideal Surreal gig, this one taking place in the Playhouse Bar and featuring:

Ben C. Winn

Lily-Ann Reeve

Aseasita

Spit Kids

 

From 7:30pm, with free entry.

 

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Ben C Winn

 

the visitors

Lily-Ann

 

And finally (for now) there’s a night of Ideal Surreal electronic music at The Mash Tun on 30 November 2018 which features:

 

Emma Catnip – Norwich’s resident electronicat dishing out IDM treats that’ll have you mewing for more.

DOM IV – a creative megasaur whose piercing imagination encompasses diverse influences from modern classical to Borneon dance music.

Broads – ambient synth soundscapes to transport your brain to another dimension.

Tristan Burfield – lo-fi experimental electronic music from a prolific master of machines.

Expect big beats, strange noises, and to be dancing until midnight.

£5 on the door

 

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Acid Mothers Temple @ Waterfront Studio 4 November 2018

Over the past few years Acid Mothers Temple and the Melting Paraiso U.F.O. (to give them their full title) have provided some truly memorable Norwich gigs.  So much so that there have been occasions in the past where they have set the bar for live music enjoyment so ridiculously high that other gigs in subsequent days just didn’t come up to scratch at all.  It is actually a relief that I did not have a gig on my calendar for the following day after what has become their traditional annual visit to our city, this being one of just ten UK dates on the European leg of their tour.  Through word of mouth more and more friends of friends come each year and it’s rare that a “regular” who has experienced them before does not make it.  They are certainly firm favourites of Outline and there were three of us volunteers present for this one. I look forward to Stuart’s review.

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They’ve had another line-up change since last year’s visit and Jyonson Tsu has been recruited after the departure of Tabata Mitsuru, and for this gig at least we also had a flautist and saxophonist.  I did see a bazouki onstage too but not sure I can recall that being played although in the hypnotic haze of an Acid Mothers Temple gig it’s more than possible I might have simply missed or forgotten that.  This is not music to analyse, you just let it wash over you and let it lift you up and take you to amazing places.

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acid mothers temple

Jyonson Tsu has certainly brought something new to the group, every bit as colourful and characterful as Tabata Mitsuru but with a different presence and providing some haunting, mesmeric vocals too. Along with the flute and sax this was a “same but different” Acid Mothers Temple, but then it always is.  There were only two songs in the entire set that I recognised, Cometary Orbital Drive, and the obligatory Pink Lady Lemonade which between them probably covered at least thirty minutes of the whole set. Lemonade especially was so different that we were more than five minutes in before I recognised it, what with the powerful Satoshima Nani drum solo intro before being joined by the hypnotic, galloping bass from Wolf. This rhythm section are just something else and Stoshimima Nani must be one of the greatest drummers I have ever seen – it’s hard to take your eyes off him when he’s in full flow. What a musician.

acid mothers temple

The magic just pours off the stage from these wizards, who look the part too, Higashi Hiroshi on synth centre stage is a picture of serenity and wisdom whilst founder member Kawabata Makoto is the guitar god who appears to be in the role of a vessel channeling something extremely powerful. So much so that I remembered these words of his: “Music, for me, is neither something that I create, nor a form of self-expression. All kinds of sounds exist everywhere around us, and my performances solely consist of picking up these sounds, like a radio tuner, and playing them so that people can hear them.

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An AMT gig is an immersive experience, especially near the front. In one of the rare moments when I wasn’t transported somewhere else I looked around me, the front row had some bowed heads, other faces were looking up in wonder, and others with hands folded and clasped as if in prayer, some smiling broadly, some dancing wildly but everyone worshipping at the Acid Mothers Temple.  At one point Makoto’s guitar strap came away just at the beginning of a powerful solo but even this didn’t break the spell. A sheepish “sorry” and he picked up again almost without breaking stride, it didn’t spoil a thing.

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At the end, having introduced the band and finished the song, guitar held aloft, he looked as if he was going to mimic smashing it down … except he wasn’t mimicking. Without actually smashing it he just slammed it down, crashing on top of the amp stack and they walked off with the buzz, howl and drone plus huge cheers and applause from the crowd. What a sound and what a moment.  Before the set I overheard a stalwart fan who goes to all their UK gigs and I see him each time, I heard him say to someone that it was to be a 60 minute set. Maybe because of the early start or maybe because they enjoyed it so much this time we were treated to a monumental 90 minutes taking us right up to curfew time.  Out of this world brilliance.

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acid mothers temple

It was another extraordinary performance from them. Rock, psych, krautrock and even a bit of folk were present, the inclusion of the sax certainly brought some thoughts of Hawkwind but there’s nobody like Acid Mothers Temple and the journey you share with them.  Not even the discovery of a punctured back wheel tyre as I unlocked my bike afterwards could bring me down or back to earth (Thank you, to the highly recommended Seb at The Bike Man, for sorting my wheel and pedal out so quickly and brilliantly when I came back into town to get it fixed the following morning!) The sound was fantastic too, and when a sound engineer tells you it’s the best gig he’s ever tech’d at the venue it just confirms that you have been present for something special and been taken somewhere special by the band.

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It was a toughie heading out after a gig and a party the previous night, plus writing and submitting my Outline review of The Wolf Number just moments before I headed out of the door for this one.  If it wasn’t for Acid Mothers Temple I’m not sure I’d have made it out at all but so glad that I did!

 

 

Big thanks to Lee at the Waterfront, Bill for the excellent sound, Seb at The Bike Man, and of course to the ever-amazing Acid Mothers Temple.

“After performing with such bands as Toho Sara, Ohkami No Jikan, Musica Transonic, and Mainliner, Japanese guitarist Makoto Kawabata decided to continue his musical explorations by bringing together like-minded individuals to create trippy psychedelic freak-outs inspired by Karlheinz Stockhausen, Krautrock, and ’70s progressive hard rock. Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O. (Underground Freak Out) were founded in 1996 as a “soul collective.” It’s not a commune in the full sense since the members don’t all live together, but it is based on communal values and has even been mistaken by some people for a religious cult.”

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Current Line up. 2018

ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE MELTING PARAISO U.F.O. :
Kawabata Makoto : guitar, voice, synth, voice, speed guru
Higashi Hiroshi : synthesizer, harp, noodle god
Jyonson Tsu : vocal, guitar, bouzouki, electronics, midnight whistler
Satoshima Nani : drums, another dimension
Wolf : bass, space & time

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The Wolf Number + Wyldest + Lucille & the Seals, for Odd Box @ NAC 3 November 2018

A hectic week of gigs concluded with a similarly busy weekend of music. On Saturday I was back once again at the Norwich Arts Centre (sandwiched on either end by my friends’ joint birthday party) for the latest Odd Box night which was the launch of the new Wolf Number EP “There’s Nothing to Fear” on Milkman Sounds Records.

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I was also there in my occasional Outline Magazine capacity and will link and quote my review of the night further down below.

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It was a pleasure to hear and see Lucille and the Seals make their NAC debut and they were not at all out of place in a line up for the evening which had a complimentary blend of dreamy, spacey pop that one could get quite lost in, they were the perfect band to open the evening and were a delight. I was picking up on influences of Mazzy Star, Low, and possibly All About Eve. Lizzy (Lucille) was also debuting her stunning new haircut!  I enjoyed the set a lot and hope to see more of them soon.

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With DJ Ego Healer playing some fine selections in the bar it was soon time for London’s Wyldest continuing the dreamy vibes with some added 80s shoegaze ingredients.

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The NAC was virtually full and all those present were rewarded with a stellar headline set from the magnificent Wolf Number. It was real sit up and take notice stuff as they cemented their standing as one of the city’s finest. A great bond with the audience too as everyone realises what a special band we have growing here. Another one! 🙂

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Special mention also needs to be made about the stunning lighting and sound at the Arts Centre, both were sumptuous and went particularly well with Wolf Number’s own visuals and their ambient, cinematic rock. The sound was just outstanding. Three excellent bands in a beautiful venue with a great crowd made for a most memorable evening. Another huge well-done to Georgie of Odd Box, all the bands, and everyone involved.

 

“For the third time this week I am back at my favourite venue for another strong line-up at Norwich Arts Centre. This was the latest Odd Box Promotions night featuring three dreamily compatible acts: the excellent Lucille and the Seals playing their biggest Norwich gig thus far, London’s Wyldest, and launching their new EP, The Wolf Number, a band our city should be mighty proud of.

Somewhat of a Norwich supergroup featuring a number of familiar faces all creating something quite beautiful and altogether different from what we may know them for through their other individual musical projects. It was wonderful to experience them on the NAC stage with luscious sound. I do pick up on the influences of Low and Mazzy Star but Lucille and the Seals have created their own sound and identity, it’s dreamy and atmospheric with delicate moments and plenty of power when required too. Lizzy’s (Lucille) vocals are joined by Sarah Tufts’, with Joe Quinn on slide, Iain Lowery on keys, Johnny Crabb on bass and playing his last gig as a Norwich resident, Alex Elliot on drums. I hope his relocation won’t affect the band’s gig frequency too much though as I want to see this very interesting band again soon.

After a short break it was the turn of London trio Wyldest. Again, great sound from these talented and versatile musicians who, to my ears, have a strong 1980s feel and put me in mind of the likes of The Cocteau Twins, The Sundays, and at times even The Sugarcubes with that, strong bass sound and occasional Bjork-esque vocal moments. I wasn’t familiar with this shoegazey band before and they got a good reaction from a well-attended NAC.

After enjoying some excellent krautrock in the bar from the likes of NEU! played on vinyl by DJ Ego Healer (aka George from Gladboy) it was time to head back into the hall for the evening’s headliners. Following their widely acclaimed Bunker Sessions debut The Wolf Number released their second EP There’s Nothing to Fear on local label Milkman Sounds Records earlier in the day and their gigs have rightly taken on a real sense of occasion with plenty of buzz about their shows meaning they are growing a devoted following. The NAC sound was outstanding and the beautiful visuals perfectly matched their big, cinematic soundscapes making it feel a bit like a powerful live score. This instrumental trio of Jack (guitar), Kev (drums) and Oz (bass) are incredibly tight and work in great harmony, each of them masters of their craft and fascinating to watch, especially with this superb lighting. One can hear the influence of Mogwai, the PSB-style use of sampling and perhaps even Pink Floyd in their spacious use of sound, and again they are creating their own strong identity.

Their gigs are really something to behold, they can replicate their songs in the live setting perfectly, with the added warmth, intimacy and atmosphere that a concert provides. The audience responds in kind and there’s always a great energy and rapport at their shows, there’s a lot of love for this band and it’s clear to see why. They play quite brilliantly, the music is sublime and their characters come through. Audience and band feeding off each other’s energies and this is one of my favourite things at gigs where there’s a flow of energy back and forth from the stage to the floor and back again. It was palpable here.

The Wolf Number have, in a relatively short space of time, firmly established themselves as one of our very finest bands. They have a growing audience and reputation and continue to maintain the exceptionally high standard of not just their recordings but the gigs too. We’re extremely lucky to have them and it struck me today that so many of my favourite gigs and bands are local ones. The Wolf Number are most definitely among them. Wider acclaim and recognition for them is surely just a matter of time.”

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The Gig-hopper: 5-11 November 2018

Monday 5 November

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Open Mic / Jazz Jam

Mon 20:00The Library Restaurant

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Norwich Jazz Jam featuring Lee Vasey

Mon 20:30The Fat Cat & Canary

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Live on Mars

Mon 19:00Norwich Theatre Royal

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7 Week Salsa Course

Mon 19:05CopaCubana

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Musical Theatre Open Mic at The Murderers

Mon 19:30The Murderers

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BRICKIES OPEN STAGE

THE BRICKMAKERS

Sing, play music, tell jokes. Whatever your talent we have the stage. All performers get DVD of performance Call pub to book slot between 10 and 40 minutes

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Tuesday 6 November

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Scratch That: Norwich musicians get experimental

Jurnet’s Bar 7:30pm

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In Conversation with Chris Eccleston

Norwich Open

 Tuesday 6th November 2018

Doors: 7:30 PM

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Neil Hilborn, live at Epic Studios

Tues 19:30Epic Studios

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Adam Kay – Norwich *Sold Out*

Tues 19:30Norwich Playhouse

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Dance Tuesdays: Latin Rhythms

Tues 20:30Rhythm and Grace

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The LAZY I presents The A.I.R Events live from The Blueberry

Tues 20:00The Blueberry Music House

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Pvmnts + The Bottom Line at Open | Norwich

Tues 19:00OPENNorwich

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POP MUSIC

THE GARAGE

at 19:30

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Chasing Dragons

The Brickmakers

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Singarounds

The Gatehouse 12-3pm

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Swingymabob

Saints Event Venue

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Wednesday 7 November

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Women and Power: stories from the epic Orlando Furioso

Wed 19:00Jurnet’s Bar

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Tide Lines + Tom Malachowski

Wed 19:30The Waterfront Norwich

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The Journey by Badac Theatre Company

Wed 20:00Norwich Arts Centre

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OPEN MIC NIGHT

Wed 19:30The Leopard

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Tony Hall Folk Group

Wed 20:30The Reindeer

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Satori at Anteros

Wed 19:30Anteros Arts Foundation

Satori is a new trio from Perrier award winning saxophonist Josephine Davies, featuring drummer Paul Clarvis and bassist Dave Whitford.

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Geetar at Frank’s Bar – Yve Mary Barwood

Wed 20:00Frank’s Bar

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Music Centre Award Holders: Lunchtime Concert

Wed 13:10UEA Music Centre

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H2-O2

WALNUT TREE SHADES

at 21:00

Rock

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Terry Adams’ open mic and jam night

Maid’s Head, Old Catton

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ANNE-MARIE SANDERSON (Cumbria) + supports
acoustic folk

07 November 2018
8pm

The Crypt
1 Old Post Office Yard, Bedford St, Norwich

ANNE-MARIE SANDERSON (Cumbria) + supports – £5 adv/£6 door

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The Wednesday Jam

Platform Twelve  8pm

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Thursday 8 November

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Bootleg Blondie

Thurs 19:30OPEN Live Music

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Money For Nothing – Dire Straits Legacy

Thurs 18:45Epic Studios

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Rævolution World Tour 2018

Thurs 20:00The Brickmakers

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The Last Letter (Norwich)

Thurs 19:30The Halls

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Pirate Radio

Thurs 20:00The Brickmakers

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Fine City Blues

The Murderers

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Student Thursdays

Thurs 14:13Bar & Beyond

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Caravan: 50th Anniversary Tour

Norwich Arts Centre

 Thursday 8th November 2018

Doors: 8:00 PM

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Peter T’s open mic

Walnut Tree Shades 8:30pm

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DOVE & BOWEVIL

ROSE TAVERN

at 20:30

Live music 8.30 pm

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THE SLOCAN RAMBLERS

LOUIS MARCHESI

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Tokyo Joe

Reindeer

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The Maension

B2

A multicultural group of people from different corners of the world, against all odds of ever meeting, joined forces to bring about a message of union and uprising against the forces that hold the every-man down. From their base in Hollywood Calif.

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Swing Dance Classes for All Abilities!

Thurs 07:30Norwich Lindy Hoppers

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Thursdays Tango at UEA

Thurs 17:30Thomas paine study centre, UEA

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Friday 9 November

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Three floors of love music, featuring:

Top Floor

Birds of Hell
Vanity Fairy
Falling From Trees
tbc.

Middle Floor

Shane Special Sandwich filling, feat
Monkiboy
Joe Quinn and the Family Plans
Niamh
Jonathan Cocker

Basement

The Black Sharks
Bag of Cans
Painted Heathers
Our Quiet Friends

Karma Kafe
Friday 9th November
£6adv/£7door

Ideal Surreal is delighted to present another of our legendary ‘Three Floor Karma Takedowns’ on Friday 9th November. This is a purely local affair featuring a mixture of older n newest local talents including Alt fav Birds of Hell, Falling from Trees and Gladboy on the top floor. The Black Sharks, Bag of Cans and Our Quiet Friends in the basement. Plus a Shane Olinski special – line up tbc – in the middle room.

Doors are from 19:30 – £6adv/£7door.

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Chainska Brassika + Bare Jams

Fri 20:00Norwich Arts Centre

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Live Chicago Blues

Fri 21:00The Reindeer

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WRECK Live @ Gringos Mexican Tequilla Bar

Fri 19:30Gringos Mexican Tequila Bar

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Scratch Night

Fri 20:00The Garage

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Music House Acoustic-ish Session

Jurnet’s bar 8pm. Includes Eastern Seaboard

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Tropico 9th November 2018

Fri 22:10Bermuda Bob’s Rum Shack and Hi-Fi

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The Buster James Band

Fri 20:00The Brickmakers

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Fisherman’s Friends – OPEN, Norwich

Fri 19:30OPEN Live Music

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Bachata & Salsa Concert

Fri 19:00CopaCubana

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Mooncycle session

Fri 20:00Mooncycle session

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YAYA presents Comunità w/ Sound Picnic

Fri 22:00Gonzo’s Tea Room

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Punk/ Ska

Fri 20:30The Blueberry Music House

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Abba Tribute Night with Sarah Hewson

Fri 19:30The Cellar House

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Groovapolitan

The Murderers

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H2-O2

Walnut Tree Shades

9pm

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Norfolk Ceilidhs

John Innes Recreation Centre

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Somethin’ ELSE

THE LAST PUB STANDING

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Saturday 10 November

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Oxjam Norwich 2018

Norwich, Norfolk  Multiple gigs in multiple venues across the city. (Update: Bicycle Shop lineup has now changed venue to Platform Twelve. Everything else remains as listed below)

a limited amount of tickets are available and allow entry to all 4 venues, get yours now 💕

The Birdcage Norwich w. the Poetry Collective
12:30 doors
13:00 Yellowlees
14:00 Mitch Forsyth
14:15 Connor Enright
15:00 Emily Parish
15:40 Aphra

Platform Twelve (please note venue change – previously listed as The Bicycle Shop)
16:00 doors
16:30 Piers Harrison-Reid. Poet.
17:00 Sefo Kanuteh & Meriya
17:40 Billy Lubach
18:15 Bug Teeth
18:50 our quiet friends
19:30 Hannah Tobias

Bedfords Crypt Norwich
18:00 doors
18:15 Front Bangs
18:40 Space is Big
19:15 american blondes
19;50 *mystery slot!*
20:30 Sophie Mahon and The Readymades

Oxfam Magdalen Street
21:00 doors
21:30 Finn Doherty
22:15 SISTERAY
23:00 Marigolds

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Soul Bowl: Northern Soul and Bowling

Sat 20:30Bowling House

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Off The Kerb presents Rachel Fairburn + Andrea Hubert

Sat 20:00Norwich Arts Centre

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Therapy? at The Waterfront | Norwich

Sat 18:00The Waterfront

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SJ & The Flying Pigs

Sat 21:00The Reindeer

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Common People 4 Feat. Rick Witter

Sat 21:00OPEN Live Music

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Raydio November Dance

Sat 22:00Bermuda Bob’s Rum Shack and Hi-Fi

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OPENING PARTY WITH D.J DAN

Sat 19:30The Crown Costessey

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Free Drop-In Guitar Lesson Taster

Sat 10:00Cookes Band Instruments

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Micky Jay King – The Elvis Presley Show

Sat 20:30Coach and Horses

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Musical Memories: A Charity Concert

Sat 19:30Limelight Studios

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WildHaus 002 // 10/11/18 // The Wildman // Free Entry

Sat 21:00WildHaus (Wildman)

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Heaven 17

Sat 18:30The LCR

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Jack Daniels

Sat 20:30The Blueberry Music House

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Jamie Strings

Sat 19:30Mitre

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Barny Holmes

Sat 21:00Compleat Angler

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Lovehouse

Sat 23:59Karma Kafe

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Saturday 10th November- CUBAN STYLE

Sat 12:00Revolucion de Cuba

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Shackled Sun at The Steam Packet

Sat 20:00The Steam Packet

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Floating Greyhounds

Gig at the Horsford social club

Sat 21:00Horsford Social Club

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JAM!

Sat 15:00OPENNorwich

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OPEN Music

Sat 13:00OPENNorwich

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Meltdown + Void – 10th November

The Waterfront

 Saturday 10th November 2018

Doors: 10:00 PM

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Against the Grain

Walnut Tree Shades 9pm

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Alan Ley

Angel Gardens

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COUNTERFEIT BRITS

THE BRICKMAKERS

from 20:00 to 00:00

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THE DINCH

PLAYHOUSE BAR

from 20:30 to 00:00DJ

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Hi Definition

Poachers Pocket

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V8 Rockets

The Talk

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Salsa Caminaa Party Norwich – Nov 10th

The Narthex, Norwich 

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Sunday 11 November

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The Vagaband

Sun 16:00The Reindeer

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King Size Papas

Fat Cat Brewery Tap 3pm

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The Sunday Session: An Improv Jam

Sun 20:00The Reindeer

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Sunday Social Acoustic, hosted by Peter T

Platform Twelve 7:30pm

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Floating Greyhounds:

Acoustic gig at the Marlborough Arms

Sun 17:00The Marlborough Arms

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Ragnarök Metal Festival 2018

Sun 12:00The Brickmakers  B2

feat Alpha Omega / Come In Silence / Sickfist / Murder the Martyr / Shadow Flag / Iron Seawolf / Heathen / Deity / Bribe For The Ferryman / Kemakil / Serpntyne / Dorylus / Isarnos / Stahlsarg / & Foot Prints in the Custard / Old Corpse Ro
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Musical Memories: A Charity Concert

Sun 14:30Limelight Studios

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60s Gold-Norwich

Sun 19:30Norwich Theatre Royal

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Live music: DC Wilson

Sun 17:00Ribs Of Beef

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Lee Vasey Big Band

Brickmakers 12-3pm

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Pyevarotti

Walnut Tree Shades 5pm

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Geetar at Frank’s Bar – Dlore

Sun 19:30Frank’s Bar

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Sondheim on a Sunday – Live Concert!

Sun 19:30Sound Ideas

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Lee Vasey at The Ferry House

Sun 16:00The Ferry House

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Hooma at the Wildman

Sun 18:00The Wildman

Comedy

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True Stories Live: Checks and Balances

Molly Naylor, LJ Hope Productions, Norwich Arts Centre present
True Stories Live: Checks and Balances

Norwich Arts Centre 7:30pm  PWYCA

 

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