Monday, April 11, 2005

Blues man plays the Wyndham

Well the politcal war of words is hotting up nicely. No doubt we will all be heartily sick of the election by May 5th.

So what's happening this week?

Well on Tuesday 12th in South Somerset & West Dorset
Eddie Martin @ Wyndham Arms, Kingsbury Episcopi
(If you enjoy blues this man is a genius, if you don't then you probably just have some more living to do!)

In Taunton
The Seagull @ The Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton (until 16th)

On Wednesday 13th in South Somerset & West Dorset
Tina Turner tribute @ Chicago Rock Café, Yeovil
Thing-A-Me-Jig @ Woods Wine Bar, Yeovil
B'Eagles @ Square & Compass, Windmill Hill, Ashill

On Wednesday 12th in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Modern Jive @ The Royal British Legion Club, Taunton
Hoppy Horton & The Saggy Bottom Boys @ The Pen & Quill, Taunton
Acoustic Night @ West India House, Bridgwater
B'Eagles @ Square & Compass, Windmill Hill, Ashill

Other musical news:
LONDON (Reuters) - Blackmail and theft charges against troubled rock star Pete Doherty have been dropped, the Crown Prosecution Service says.

The volatile former singer of the Libertines, openly addicted to cocaine and heroin, has seen his musical talents upstaged lately by his drug use, jail time and an on-and-off relationship with supermodel Kate Moss.

Charges against Doherty and fellow musician Alan Wass were discontinued because of "insufficient evidence for a realistic chance of prosecution", a CPS spokeswoman said on Monday.

Did you get your tickets to Glasto 2005? If you did then here is the line up you have been waiting for:
On The Pyramid Stage
White Stripes
The Killers
New Order
Elvis Costello
Brian Wilson
Van Morrison
The Zutons
The Coral
Kaiser Chiefs
Goldie Lookin' Chain
Jools Holland
The Thrills
John Butler Trio
The Undertones
The Subways
Taj Mahal
Hayseed Dixies

On The 'Other Stage'
Ian Brown
Fatboy Slim
Bloc Party
Rufus Wainwright
The Bravery
Echo And The Bunnymen
The Dears
Cooper Temple Clause
Hot Hot Heat
Thirteen Senses
Brendon Benson
Martha Wainwright
Tom Vek
Dead 60's
KT Tunstall
The Deadbeats

On The John Peel Stage:
The Tears
Go Team
Bright Eyes
The Earlies
Willy Mason
Secret Machines
Your Code Name Is Milo
Maximo Park
Nine Black Alps
Dresden Dolls
The Subways
Be Your Own Pet
Rilo Kiley
The Rakes
Art Brut
Hard Fi
Morning Runner
El Presidente
The Mad Staring Eyes

And there are so many more stages to go for!
Check out the official web site for more information

Friday, April 08, 2005

Funky Friday

Well today the world said goodbye to the Pope, what extraordinary scenes they were. Amazing stuff.

From The Bizarre News Dept.
Outlaw blows himself up
TIRANA (Reuters) - Albania's most wanted man fought off special police and eluded capture for years only to blow himself up while fishing with dynamite, police and newspapers say.
Dubbed the "Last Cowboy" in northern Albania because of his gunfights with the law, Riza Malaj, 34, failed to accurately gauge the length of the fuse as he tried to blow up trout.
(Is using a fishing rod so wrong?)

Doctors at the Bajram Curri hospital said he had lost both hands, badly hurt his eyes and suffered serious wounds all over his body. His family rejected offers to have him flown to a Tirana hospital where he would have been arrested immediately.

Malaj was taken to a hospital in nearby U.N.-governed Kosovo.
He was sentenced in absentia to five years in jail on charges of leading an attack on the Bajram Curri police station last year. Since 2000, warrants have been issued for Malaj's arrest on charges of wilful murder, armed robbery, armed assault and battery of the education directress of the town.

Events today in South Somerset & West Dorset
Red Dirt @ Hardy's, Bridport
Sirius B @ Woods Wine Bar
Sheena Davis Jazz Quartet @ Village Hall, Ashill
Terry Nash as Meatloaf @ White Hart, Sherborne
Never Heard Of It, Same Day Service, 4th Flaw & Not Your Hero @ Flicks Bar, Yeovil

Aint they sweet? "Same Day Service" playing tonight at Flicks. Check out their web site

Crosswired @ Fleur de Lis, Stoke-s-Hamdon
Dodgy Jammers @ Ship Inn, Chard
Alexander @ West End Hall, Sherborne
Tuesday (were known as Casino) @ Plume of Feathers, Sherborne
Bob Hallett as Elvis @ Mermaid Inn, Sherborne

Events in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Flower & Raoch @ Milverton Music Club
Balzing Stump Folk Club @ Royal Oak, Lux.
Blackfoot Brothers @ Cross Rifles, Bridgwater
The Graduate @ Pen & Quill, Taunton
Rize @ The Vintage, Wellington
Studio 37 @ The Malt Shovel, Bridgwater
Jive/Rock 'n' Roll @ Taunton R'n'R Club
Baracoodas @ The Westgate, Taunton
John de Barra @ Crown & Sceptre, Taunton
Sheena Davis Jazz @ Ashill Village Hall

Enjoy the music!

The Editor

Thursday, April 07, 2005

More Thursday night shenanigans

Lots and lots of great things are happening today including a comedy evening at Woods Wine Bar in Yeovil.

Events in South Somerset & West Dorset
Comedy Night with Jon Richardson & Valentine Flyguy @ Woods Wine Bar, Yeovil
Sheena Davis Jazz Quartet @ Village Hall, Clapton & Wayford
Stress @ Stars Lane Café Bar, Yeovil
Albert Lee & Hogan's Heroes, support Ben Waters & Dave Saunders @ Weymouth Pavilion
Dodgy Jammers @ Dolphin Inn, Ilchester (Charity gig so please do your best to support!)
Crosswired @ Choughs Hotel, Chard
La Boum! @ David Hall Arts Centre, S.Petherton
Freak Circus @ White Horse, Wincanton

Events in Taunton and Bridgwater areas
Yes there will be loads of stuff but I can't put my hand on the information at the moment; bugger!

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Fancy a flutter? Snow? Aliens? Britons invited to bet on latest royal wedding mishap
LONDON (AFP) - It has already suffered a royal snub, planning gremlins and a last-minute postponement. Now, British people are being asked to bet on the next mishap to hit the wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles.The cheeky offer from a firm of bookmakers came after the wedding was put back by a day to Saturday to avoid a clash with the funeral of Pope John Paul II.

In odds released Tuesday by bookmakers William Hill, Britons can gamble at 33-1 that a fed-up Camilla will stand Charles up on the day.

The odds for the Prince to do the same are 40-1, while 25-1 buys a bet that Charles's son Prince William will lose the couple's wedding rings.

Even more hopefully, the chances of snowstorms or floods were given at 100-1, while the odds of aliens landing in Windsor on the wedding day were 10,000-1.

What's happening tonight?

Events tonight in South Somerset and West Dorset areas
Julie Dunn Trio @ Alpine Village Restaurant, Yeovil
Folk Club - jam night @ Wheatsheaf Inn, South Petherton
Sherborne Jazz Quartet @ Woods Wine Bar, Yeovil
The States @ Chicago Rock Café, Yeovil

Events in Taunton & Bridgwater areas for Wednesday
The Stingrays @ Pen & Quill, Taunton
Modern Jive @ The Royal British Legion Club
Daisy Pull It Off @ Bridgwater Arts Centre (until 9th)

Have fun
The Editor

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Tuesday, the election is called

At last the phoney election war is over and the politicos can get on with some full time mud slinging and truth bending. May 5th seems like an awfully long way away!!

Glasto tickets are sold out!
If had dream of listening to live music whilst sitting in the mud then this year you'll have to do it at home as all the 112,000 tickets for Glastonbury 2005 were sold out in just 3 hours 20 minutes. The line up for this year's event will be announced at the begining of June.

Events in South Somerset & West Dorset today
Jazz Jam @ Jazz Club at Plume of Feathers, Sherborne

Events in the Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Tiverton Folk Club @ Racehorse Inn, Tiverton (which is close to Taunton like Yeovil is close to Bristol but...)
Gang Show @ Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton (until 9th)

The Editor

Monday, April 04, 2005

Slow, slow slow

Monday and Tuesday are traditionally the slowest days of the week for live music and this week is no exception!

Events in South Somerset & West Dorset on Monday night

Events in South Somerset & West Dorset on Tuesday night
Jazz Jam @ Jazz Club at Plume of Feathers, Sherborne

However some good news if you enjoy live music in the centre of Yeovil, Stars Lane Cafe Bar, that bastion of Thursday night fun is having something of a makeover with some new owners in charge. Look out for a name change by the end of April and much more regular live music!

The Editor

Friday, April 01, 2005

At last the sun comes out!

It's Friday and the sun is shining...surely there is some mistake here?

Do you notice a sad lack of April fool gags in the news today? We didn't spot a single one.

Events in South Somerset & West Dorset areas tonight (and a couple of other places too)
X-Teller @ Working Mens Club, Pilton
Skinful @ Fleur de Lis, Stoke-s-Hamdon
Border Experience featuring Willy Brown @ Woods Wine Bar
Oceansize, Pure Reason Revolution, Days of Worth, Dopamine & Second Smile @ Flicks Bar

"Days Of Worth" looking very mean and moody.

Off The Rails @ Red Lion, Beaminster
Flatland Boogie Band @ Hardy's, Bridport
Vicky Layton @ Mermaid Inn, Sherborne

Events in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
36FF @ The Westgate, Taunton
The Nick @ The Vintage, Wellington
Real Deal @ Pen & Quill, Taunton
Bedrock @ The Maltshovel, Bridgwater
Angel Up Front @ Cross Rifles, Bridgwater
Milverton Music Club @ Victoria Rooms, Milverton
Gold Blend @ Beam Bridge Hotel
Ice9 @ Rockers Live, Taunton
Hard Tack @ Royal British Legion, Taunton
Three Men In A Boat @ The Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton