An Evening With Nada Surf

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Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

Nada Surf are excited to announce the first dates of their tour celebrating the 15th anniversary of their seminal album Let Go. The record was initially released by EMI/Labels in Europe and Heavenly Records in the UK in September 2002, and was then released by Barsuk in the US in February 2003. Billed as 'An Evening with Nada Surf', the band will perform Let Go in its entirety, and after a short break they'll return to play a second set. There will be no support on these shows.

"12 literate songs of consumptive love lives in imbalance, full of big melodies and enough wonder at the world to turn frowns upside down every time." - MOJO

"Virtually every song on Let Go hits its mark in one way or another, dispensing consistently remarkable moments that range from the sweet minor-key swoon of "Blizzard Of '77" and "Neither Heaven Nor Space" to the sleek, bouncy new wave of "Hi-Speed Soul." Examining relationships, fruit-fly swarms, and Cheap Trick lyrics with equally keen understanding, all while dispensing a disarming array of subtly endearing hooks, Nada Surf completes the evolution into a smart pop marvel before most listeners knew it had begun." - AV Club

Cambridge Portland Arms, Wed, 25 Apr 2018 at 7:00pm SOLD OUT

Petrol Girls

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

Petrol Girls are a feminist post-hardcore punk band, originally formed in London, with members from Austria, Lithuania and the UK. Now based all over the place and touring incessantly, the band are strong advocates of freedom of movement, anti capitalism and intersectional feminism. Rooted in a DIY music community that has always combined politics with punk rock, Petrol Girls are part of a counter culture challenging mainstream values like nationalism and the gender binary, and the oppressions that these ideals promote. With a diverse range of influences such as Refused, The Slits, Fugazi and Björk; and having had the pleasure to support bands such as The Dead Kennedys, Propagandhi, RVIVR, Anti Flag and Refused; the band are constantly developing musically as well as politically. Their music frequently toys with unusual time signatures and harmonic movement, with screaming and harsh angular rhythms to sad and desperate melodic moments or raging anthemic choruses. The lyrics grow from direct experiences and genuine questions, pushing beyond repetitive slogans to provoke meaningful conversations about what we're actually going to do to change something.

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Support from THE BABY SEALS and MAMMOTH PENGUINS

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Presented by Green Mind Gigs & Aaahh!!! Real Records

Cambridge Portland Arms, Thu, 26 Apr 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Gengahr

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Gengahr create effortlessly smooth and melodic indie-rock that journeys along a laidback sun-kissed path with a sound that could easily stem from influences drawn from icons such as The Smiths and Modest Mouse, to the more recently revered Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Youth Lagoon.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Mon, 30 Apr 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Ciaran Lavery

https://www.facebook.com/ciaranlaverymusic/

Hailing from the small Irish village of Aghagallon, alt-folk troubadour Ciaran Lavery has channeled the quiet despair of isolation into timeless songs of beauty and heartache. Lavery has the ability to demand an audience effortlessly and truly captivates the spirit through expertly crafted songs and an astonishing voice filled with meaning, passion and heart.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Tue, 1 May 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets

John Wheeler

https://www.facebook.com/johnwheelermusic/

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

Finding himself still alive, having failed to die from small pox, pancreatic cancer, or liver failure, The Hayseed Dixie frontman brings a new show for 2018 that draws from the last 18 years on the road.

Featuring songs and stories spanning the career of Hayseed Dixie and John's solo records the show is by turns humorous, irreverent, sardonic and absurd - just like life on the road.

John's playing a plugged in electric guitar and is joined by percussionist Pete Robbins, so this ain't no soul searching shoe gazing evening.
Come drink a few beers with them and rock your face off.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Fri, 4 May 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Airways

https://www.facebook.com/airwaysofficial/

Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult

Airways is an indie rock group with Jake (vocals/guitar) and Alex (guitar) from Peterborough, Jamie (Bass) from Birmingham, and Brian (drums) who moved from Chicago to join the band. After releasing their second single, One Foot, the band gained attention throughout the industry and supported Nothing but Thieves, The Hunna, and Sunset Sons on full UK tours. Airways also showcased in America at SXSW 2017 and is releasing their debut EP 'Starting to Spin' on May 19th.

Peterborough The Met Lounge, Fri, 4 May 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Sam Fender

https://www.facebook.com/samfendermusic/

Emerging Tyneside musician Sam Fender was a teenager when he began performing in pubs throughout town. He was spotted in a pub by Ben Howard's manager, Owain Davies, who then got him to support for Willy Mason.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Thu, 10 May 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Vundabar

"Vundabar's sophomore album, GAWK, was a charming, chaotic pile-up of surf-, math-, and art-rock. Though their songs are brimming with hooks, the Boston group's main draw is an unpredictable, fast-twitch energy that comes across best in dingy, airless DIY spaces. Acetone, the leadoff track from their upcoming LP, Smell Smoke, bursts with streamlined, streaking guitar leads and martial drum rolls, their you go to see them live rep finally captured in a crisp, three-minute pop song. Frontman Brandon Hagen's lyrics are harrowing: I don't want you to see the way I've been/Doled out a bleached persona, and the song's imagery was inspired by his experiences juggling his work as a caretaker for a loved one with the band's relentless touring. Vulnerable as it is, Acetone still ripsand offers new proof that Vundabar are just as compelling offstage as they are on." Pitchfork

Cambridge Portland Arms, Fri, 11 May 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets

The Monochrome Set

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Under 18s welcome with an adult

It's 40 years since The Monochrome Set formed and the legendary band are on the road once more, bringing their hook-crammed melodies and dark sense of humour to The Portland Arms.

Featuring original members Bid (Guitar/Vocals) and Andy Warren (bass) with John Paul Moran (keyboards) and Mike Urban, who was previously in the band in the early 90s, on drums, The Monochrome Set formed in 1978 and were heavily influential in the 'post-punk' scene that evolved after the initial scorched earth of punk.

The band's early releases were on the legendary Rough Trade Label before signing with Virgin offshoot Din Disc. They also released several albums on the Cherry Red label, making a notable appearance on that labels' well known 'Pillows and Prayers' compilation.

Though The Monochrome Set split in 1985 the next decade saw several reunions for both live gigs and further studio recordings, their album release count now being well into double figures.

After a hiatus of over a decade the band reformed full time in 2010 and have since toured all over the UK, Europe, Japan and the USA, whilst also releasing four new, critically acclaimed, studio albums. This year, 2018, is the fortieth anniversary of the band's formation and they will be releasing a box set of their first four albums to celebrate this in February, that month will also see the release of their fourteenth, new, studio album, 'Maisieworld', both on the German label 'Tapete

Cambridge Portland Arms, Sat, 12 May 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Bully

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

www.bullythemusic.com

"The band's second album, Losing, is grimier and less sugar-slick than their 2015 debut, Feels Like, where songs like Trying and Milkman offered hooks so punchy they bordered on pop-punk. Here, by contrast, Bognanno seems frozen in the moment where she's poised to jump but hasn't left the ground yet, tensed and ready to strike as she sings out the snags in her interpersonal malaise. More second-person pronouns pepper her lyrics than ever, whether she's figuring out how to traverse a toxic relationship or nursing one hell of a crush. Her sandpaper scream is still the most immediately arresting element of Bully's music; when, on Running," she seethes, You say I'm running/But I don't care/I'll admit it/I get anxious too/Just like you, it lands less like a confession and more like an uppercut." Pitchfork

Cambridge Portland Arms, Tue, 15 May 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Robyn Hitchcock

http://www.robynhitchcock.com/

Robyn Hitchcock is one of England's most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters and live performers. A surrealist poet, talented guitarist, cult artist and musician's musician, Hitchcock is among alternative rock's father figures and is the closest thing the genre has to a Bob Dylan (not coincidentally his biggest musical inspiration).

Since founding the art-rock band The Soft Boys in 1976, Robyn has recorded more than 20 albums as well as starred in 'Storefront Hitchcock' an in concert film recorded in New York and directed by Jonathan Demme.

Blending folk and psychedelia with a wry British nihilism, Robyn describes his songs as 'paintings you can listen to'. His most recent album THE MAN UPSTAIRS is a bittersweet love letter to a vanishing world. Produced by legendary folk-rock svengali Joe Boyd (Pink Floyd, Nick Drake) the album was critically acclaimed by MOJO, UNCUT and THE QUIETUS.

"A gifted melodist, Hitchcock nests engaging lyrics in some of the most bracing, rainbow-hued pop this side of Revolver. He wrests inspiration not from ordinary life but from extraordinary imaginings..." - Rolling Stone

"As a performer, he's as much a wandering bard as a rock star." - The Believer

"Some spectral, lingering, emotional thundercloud hangs over The Man Upstairsharks back to that infinitely distant yet eternally resonant emotional big bang" UNCUT

Cambridge Unitarian Church, Thu, 17 May 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Robyn Hitchcock

http://www.robynhitchcock.com/

Robyn Hitchcock is one of England's most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters and live performers. A surrealist poet, talented guitarist, cult artist and musician's musician, Hitchcock is among alternative rock's father figures and is the closest thing the genre has to a Bob Dylan (not coincidentally his biggest musical inspiration).

Since founding the art-rock band The Soft Boys in 1976, Robyn has recorded more than 20 albums as well as starred in 'Storefront Hitchcock' an in concert film recorded in New York and directed by Jonathan Demme.

Blending folk and psychedelia with a wry British nihilism, Robyn describes his songs as 'paintings you can listen to'. His most recent album THE MAN UPSTAIRS is a bittersweet love letter to a vanishing world. Produced by legendary folk-rock svengali Joe Boyd (Pink Floyd, Nick Drake) the album was critically acclaimed by MOJO, UNCUT and THE QUIETUS.

"A gifted melodist, Hitchcock nests engaging lyrics in some of the most bracing, rainbow-hued pop this side of Revolver. He wrests inspiration not from ordinary life but from extraordinary imaginings..." - Rolling Stone

"As a performer, he's as much a wandering bard as a rock star." - The Believer

Some spectral, lingering, emotional thundercloud hangs over The Man Upstairsharks back to that infinitely distant yet eternally resonant emotional big bang UNCUT

Cambridge Unitarian Church, Fri, 18 May 2018 at 7:30pm SOLD OUT

Charles Watson (slow Club, Surfing Magazines)

https://www.facebook.com/HelloCharlesWatson/

Charles Watson is a member of Slow Club and garage-punk sorts The Surfing Magazines, who has now settled down to focus on something a little different. with his solo project.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Mon, 21 May 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Jesus Jones

https://www.facebook.com/jesusjonesband/

Under 14s welcome with an accompanying adult

90s indie-starlets, who produced a string of UK hits including Real Real Real, International Bright Young Thing' - and a US number 1 with Right Here, Right Now.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Wed, 23 May 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets

The Lovely Eggs

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Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

"One of the country's most beloved underground bands- NME

You won't hear another band like this anywhere between now and the the end of the millenium. The Lovely Eggs are just brilliant!- Huw Stephens, Radio One


The Lovely Eggs are an underground surreal-psych punk rock duo from northern England.
They have a fierce ethos that music should have no rules.

For Holly and David being in a band is a way of life. True to this, they live the way they play. Fiercely, constantly in search of the good times.

With 8/10 thumbs up from the NME and much support from BBC 6 Music and Radio One the band continues to sell out gigs across the UK without the help of management, booking agent or record label support.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Tue, 29 May 2018 at 7:00pm SOLD OUT

Avi Buffalo + Lowpines

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Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

Sub Pop signings Avi Buffalo are essentially the work of guitarist Avi Zahner-Isenberg. They blend slacker Indie-Rock with elements of psychedelia, with a sound that falls somewhere between the likes of Modest Mouse and MGMT.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Thu, 31 May 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Crows

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'The quartet are one of the UK's most brutal and brilliant live bands, guitarist Steve Goddard, bassist Jith Amarasinghe and drummer Laurence Rushworth deploying throbbing garage-psych while frontman James Cox eyeballs the crowd with a fierce intensity that feels like he's staring into your soul.' NME

Cambridge Green Mind @ The Blue Moon, Fri, 1 Jun 2018 at 8:00pm buy tickets

Sean Mcgowan

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You can sum up the journey of Seán McGowan, the son of the smith, with the title of his first EP on Xtra Mile: Graft & Grief. Work and stress. Life at the anvil and hammer, bearing the brunt of life's weight. Since 2009 he's been at that grindstone, gathering stories and carving melodies while working late nights in bars between shows armed with just an acoustic guitar. Somehow the perpetual new artist, even as others adorned with that title come and go, and Seán is still at it allowing the songs to pour forth like the finest lager.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Thu, 7 Jun 2018 at 7:30pm buy tickets

Boy Azooga

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'Boy Azooga, the psych-flecked musical vehicle for Cardiff's Davey Newington multifarious musical mission.

A prodigous musical talent, Davey Newington is a young man with much musical heritage. One of his granddads was a jazzer who played drums for the Royal Marines. Davey's dad (violin) and his mum (clarinet) both played, and met, in the BBC National Orchestra Of Wales. Davey himself took up drums at the age of six and also enjoyed orchestral engagement, playing in various Welsh Orchestra's and Jazz bands as a teenager.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Tue, 12 Jun 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Cw Stoneking

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

C.W. Stoneking has been hiding out since his last live full band shows in July last year, where he performed a run of headline dates and culminated in a rousing set at Newport Folk Festival. Rumour has it he's busy crafting songs for his full length album, his first since 2014's ARIA Award winning, Gon' Boogaloo.

However, the road continues to call and, following successful solo dates in Australia & The USA recently, C.W is returning to UK, IE & NL stages in June for a limited series of intimate performances. These will be his first solo performances in the UK in 10 years.

Released in May 2015, Gon Boogaloo saw C.W. embark on multiple jaunts across Australia, the US and Europe with his band in tow.

Fans can expect songs old and new, Favourites performed as never heard before and perhaps a few surprises too.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Wed, 20 Jun 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets

The Wave Pictures

To find the venue (it's very new!) use this link: https://tinyurl.com/ybhyoh89

As one of the UK's most prolific and beloved bands, it has become expected nay, the fans have demanded - that The Wave Pictures release several albums a year. This year, they are releasing two albums and they're kindly letting us know well in advance, so that we can set our calendars and save our pennies in anticipation. Starting with the spontaneous, recorded in one-day, minor-key, epic masterpiece that is Brushes with Happiness in June, the trio of Jonny Helm (drums), Dave Tattersall (guitar & vocals) and Franic Rozycki (bass), will be following up with Look Inside Your Heart in October.

Brushes with Happiness sees The Wave Pictures in contemplative and expansive mood. Mellower and more reflective than last year's rock'n'roll surf-garage-rock collaboration with Slow Club, as new band The Surfing Magazines, or 2016's blues driven Bamboo Diner in the Rain or 2015's Billy Childish produced Great Big Flamingo Burning Moon. This album is more akin to 2016's acoustic release A Season in Hull, which, like Brushes With Happiness, was recorded live in one room in a single January day.

Cambridge Storey's Field Centre, Sat, 23 Jun 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Kristin Hersh + Fred Abong

https://www.kristinhersh.com

ALL SEATED EVENT

Kristin Hersh is known for her solo work and with her rock bands Throwing Muses and 50FootWave. She has released ten solo albums. Her guitar work and composition style ranges from jaggedly dissonant to traditional folk. Hersh's lyrics have a stream-of-consciousness style, reflecting her personal experiences.

Cambridge Storey's Field Centre, Thu, 28 Jun 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Josh Rouse

https://www.facebook.com/joshrouse/

Like a baseball player who quietly hits 30 home runs every year or a golfer who regularly finishes in the Top Ten, Josh Rouse's continued streak of excellence is easy to ignore and maybe even downplay a little -- Tim Sendra, Allmusic.com

You don't have to work hard to enjoy Rouse's music. His songs present themselves to you with an open heart, an innate intelligence and an absolute lack of pretension. They are clear-eyed, empathetic and penetrating. Without pandering, they seek to satisfy both your ear and your understanding. The verses draw you in with telling detail, both musical and thematic, and the choruses lift and deliver. They resolve without seeming overly tidy or pat.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Wed, 11 Jul 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Oh Sees

Thee Oh Sees are the latest incarnation of songwriter, singer and guitarist John Dwyer's group. Dwyer, who hails from Providence, RI, has been active on the San Francisco indie scene since the late '90s, working with several bands, including the Coachwhips, Pink & Brown, Yikes, Up Its Alive, and Swords & Sandals, among others, and he formed OCS initially as a vehicle for the experimental instrumentals he was producing in his home studio.

In time, OCS morphed into an actual band and worked under the usual flurry of names, most notably as the Oh Sees or the Ohsees, and eventually as Thee Oh Sees, featuring Dwyer on guitar and vocals, Brigid Dawson on vocals and tambourine, Petey Dammit on guitar, and Mike Shoun on drums.

Cambridge The Junction, Fri, 13 Jul 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Kolars

https://www.facebook.com/kolarstheband/

KOLARS is a Los Angeles duo that blends rockabilly, disco, glam, and mod sounds with modern rock through minimal instrumentation: guitar and a tap-dancing drummer. As Rob Kolar sings and strums his rollicking guitar, Lauren Brown uses her whole body as a percussive instrument, tapping out the hi-hat rhythm with her feet atop a bass drum while simultaneously playing a stand-up kit, using dance to transform rhythms into natural extensions of her movement. It's quite the workout and undeniably mesmerizing to watch.

We wanted to create dance music that combines all the genres of music we love, but with our own original twist, says Kolar. It's that idea of taking a pop song and getting people to move to it. To listen but also feel it in their bones. The result is a kinetic, pulsing sound anchored in vintage style with a modern sensibility towards production.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Tue, 17 Jul 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Natalie Merchant


A SUMMER EVENING WITH NATALIE MERCHANT



Natalie Merchant has announced 'An Evening With' summer tour of intimate and historic venues across the UK. More than three decades after her first UK concert with 10,000 Maniacs, and two years after her sold out Royal Albert Hall show marking the 20th anniversary of her solo debut Tigerlily, this will be a unique opportunity to see the celebrated singer play towns and cities chosen by Merchant herself and not usually included on her tours. She will be joined by her longtime guitarist Erik Della Penna, who has been playing with her for 20 years, performing material from the past 35 years of Merchant's career. I have always enjoyed performing in the UK but have rarely played outside of the major cities. There's so much of Britain I've never seen; I expect this summer's tour will satisfy my desire to explore those historic and scenic regions."

nataliemerchant.com

Presented by Green Mind and Splendid Events

Cambridge Emmanuel United Reform Church, Sat, 28 Jul 2018 at 7:00pm SOLD OUT

Space

https://www.facebook.com/spacethebandofficial/

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

Space have sold over 5 million records worldwide with titles including Spiders, Tin Planet Suburban Rock and Roll and Attack of the Mutant 50ft Kebab along with ten top 40 singles and a host of other single releases to-date with titles including Neighborhood, Female of the Species, Me and You Vs. The World, Avenging Angels, Dark Clouds and Begin Again.

Their Albums Spiders and Tin Planet have both been awarded double platinum discs from the BPI. The band continue to write gritty edgy pop songs that capture the imagination of the listener.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Fri, 14 Sep 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Lost Horizons (simon Raymonde - Cocteau Twins/bella Union)

https://www.facebook.com/losthorizonsband/

Currently celebrating 20 years piloting his revered record label Bella Union, Simon Raymonde has scaled another personal peak, a new collaboration with drummer Richie Thomas. They're called Lost Horizons, and their stunning debut album, Ojalá, released 3rd November on Bella Union, is a rare sighting of two gifted musicians who, for different reasons, have been largely absent from music-making for the last 20 years. Yet the record is proof of a telepathic relationship through music, established when the pair first became collaborators and friends in the eighties.

Ojalá also incorporates a heady cast of guest singers. Some are signed to Bella Union, such as Marissa Nadler, former Midlake frontman Tim Smith, Cameron Neal (Horse Thief), others are long-time favourites of Raymonde's (Liela Moss of The Duke Spirit and Ghostpoet), or newer discoveries (Beth Cannon, Hilang Child, Gemma Dunleavy and Phil McDonnell). And then there is the incomparable Karen Peris of The Innocence Mission, one of Raymonde's most beloved artists, in her first collaboration outside of The Innocence Mission and solo recordings.

Together, the Lost Horizons ensemble has created an hour of exquisite, expansive and diverse spellcasting, from facets of soul ('Bones', featuring Cannon, and 'Reckless', featuring Ghostpoet) to dreamier invocations like 'She Led Me Away' (featuring Smith) and Ojalá's lengthiest trip, 'The Engine' (featuring Hilang Child). There's the odd louder, faster detour, like 'Life Inside A Paradox' (featuring Neal, with Sharon Van Etten on backing vocals), but the dominant mood is a deep, rich melancholia.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Fri, 21 Sep 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets

The Wedding Present - The Tommy Tour

The Wedding Present released the album Tommy in 1988. Tommy is a compilation by The Wedding Present gathering their first four singles, their B-sides and selected tracks from two early radio sessions. It was released on their own record company, Reception Records.

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Storey's Field Centre is Cambridge's newest venue and is located on the Eddington development, off Huntingdon Road in Cambridge. Stagecoach buses that stop near it include the Citi 5 and 6 (stops on Huntingdon Road), the Uni 4 and Guided Bus route U.

A map of how to find it can be found here - https://tinyurl.com/ybr38cfb

Cambridge Storey's Field Centre, Wed, 3 Oct 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Hunter And The Bear

https://www.facebook.com/HunterAndTheBear/

The heroes British rock needs right now - The Huffington Post

Hunter & The Bear go into 2018 as they left 2017.. with throttle open and foot down.

Ending a massive year of touring and festivals last year with a sold out 15 date UK tour and the release of the crowd enchanting 'Skin Tight' in November, the band quickly got to work challenging themselves to raise their songwriting game once more. The first that their ardent fans will hear of their efforts will be new single 'Charlotte St' released on March 30th - a gritty and powerful pean to boy meets girl with an anthemic chorus and thunder in the rhythm section.

March sees the band play a sold out show at The Garage in London on March 2nd - their biggest headline show to date and Glasgow King Tuts on March 29th, a gig that sold out in less than four hours.

A summer of festivals and an eight date UK tour in October ensures that Hunter & The Bear will take another huge leap forward this year.

Cambridge The Junction, Tue, 9 Oct 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

https://www.facebook.com/clapyourhandssayyeah/

'Clap Your Hands traffics in melodic, exuberant indie rock that pairs the shimmering, wafting feel of Yo La Tengo with a singular vocal presence that sounds like Paul Banks attempting to yodel through Jeff Mangum's throat. Or imagine the Arcade Fire if their music were more fun-loving and less grave.' - Pitchfork

Cambridge Storey's Field Centre, Thu, 18 Oct 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Fickle Friends

Fickle Friends are a '80s-inspired indie-pop five-piece from Brighton. Fronted by Natti, they describe themselves as, 'pop but with a slightly mental indie feel' and with those claustrophobic synths, scattered beats and a gigantic pop hook, she's not wrong. They have been making waves since they unveiled their debut single SWIM, which gained nearly six million plays on Spotify.

The band caught the attention of BBC Radio 1's Huw Stephens, Apple Music's Zane Lowe and even captured the interest of Billboard Magazine in the US.

Cambridge The Junction, Sat, 20 Oct 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Goat Girl

https://www.facebook.com/goatgirlofficial/

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

"Straight out of south London and determinedly DIY, Goat Girl are feisty, furious and fearless. Their incendiary rock, with shades of mid-noughties Cat Power and Medway garage girls Thee Headcoatees, challenges everything from national apathy in to the perils of public transport on Creep on the Train. The latter features the refrain I really want to smash your head in, and while singer and guitarist Lottie's vocals are delivered deadpan, the firestorm of sharp riffs, pounding rhythms and defiant bass make the anger palpable." The Guardian

Cambridge Portland Arms, Mon, 22 Oct 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Yazmin Lacey

After her storming show in March we had to get her back. Soul meets jazz meets good times.

"Yaz is a beautiful soul, a poet and an engineer of the sweetest melodies. Her knack for shaping phrases gives her the subtle genius of a legend in the making. Do not sleep on this girl" - Acoustickle

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Part of Cambridge Jazz Festival - www.cambridgejazzfestival.info

Cambridge Portland Arms, Wed, 14 Nov 2018 at 7:00pm Tickets on sale from
Fri, 27 Apr 2018 at 10:00

Uk Subs + Freedom Faction

https://www.facebook.com/UKSubs/

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

It's December so we've got the mighty UK Subs back for their annual Christmas show. Expect attitude, moshing and all your favourite punk anthems.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Thu, 6 Dec 2018 at 7:30pm buy tickets