A variety of reasonably big names hit Preston throughout the rest of this month, but quantity is far and few between.Advertisement
Today, Saturday 16 sees the launch of Preston new indie clubnight, ‘Crash in’ @ 53 Degrees.The music venue has upped its range of student promotion nights during the week to compete with big money makers, YBD. Now the award winning music venue is taking on Preston’s popular alternative nightclub, The Warehouse which of course has an indie floor. Tim Burgess, the lead singer of legendary Manchester band, The Charlatans is guest DJ and will be playing alongside a host of other local DJ’s including Ben Calvert.
Entry is £7 with or without NUS, and for students unwilling to make the walk into town into Warehouse, could be an interesting one particularly with the calibre of star. Starts: 10:00pm
On Monday 18, the main gig scene returns to Preston. Unfortuanely, Plan B on Monday night is sold out. However, legendary guitarist Jeff Beck makes an appearance at the Guild Hall on the same night. Ranked 14th in the Rolling Stone Magazine’s greatest 100 guitarists; he has also played with Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page in the Yardbirds. Vintage rock fans of young and old are in for a treat.
Tickets are £36.50 available from the Guild Hall ticket office. Gig kicks off at 7:30pm
On Tuesday 19, Hadouken! hit 53 Degrees. The experimental and genre hopping band were originally part of the mini Nu Rave scene which has spawned Klaxons and Friendly Fires amongst others. Now the band, are underway with their third album following the release of ‘For the Masses’ which hit Number 17 in the UK Charts.
Fans can expect to hear many of the new tunes gracing their new album.
Tickets are £13 with more on the door. Can be bought at UCLAN SU or Crash records. Gig kicks off at 7:30pm
Stand and Deliver Comedy Club continues its fortnightly residence at 53 Degrees. The next one kicks off this Friday 22. Joey Page and Mike Newall perform with tickets at NUS £8 and non £10. The night kicks off at 8:00pm
There has been a wave of success for UCLAN’s new dance crew, FWAP! and it has helped bring some big names in the world of dance, and other genres including grime and electronic bands.
Kissy Sell Out and Tinie Tempah both played during the week to great acclaim. Perhaps what has been the main feature has been the increased use of support acts, including French Soler and the impact of the new resident, D.O.D. The DJ is acclaimed for a big future and his bravery in playing an assortment of underground, electro and old skool, must be applauded in a commercial industry.
Having won a Mixmag competition recently, the DJ is himself putting on more nights in the months ahead. Dance fans should keep their eyes peeled for DJ Yoda in November. Scratch Perverts hit the 53 club on Friday with an interesting duo called the Gentleman Dub Club. Also, the ever popular Murkage Cartel – an eclectic group of MC’s who are the perfect sidekick for your genre of music, return to Preston following a set with Rusko and other residents at the former Method nightclub back in May, which brought a dimension of Old Skool rave to proceedings.