Live & Loud: Alternative nights out in Preston this November

Posted on - 5th November, 2011 - 11:45am | Author - | Posted in - Nightlife, Opinion, What's On in Preston

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Right boys and girls of Preston, I’m here to give you a quick and simple guide to a few things happening in the next few weeks around the city for people who prefer loud or live noises. Let’s start with this month…

Well it’s now Movember so expect the male gender of Preston to be looking similar to Freddy Mercury, all for a good cause though. Have a peek and donate if can, the aim is to raise vital funds and awareness for male health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men.

2011 is a biggie in the alternative club scene in Preston as it is celebrating ten years of the North West giving us a reason to jump in to each other on a crowded dark dance floor. Kicking off is DARK- CIDE + ELECTRO-CIDE at 53Degrees on the 12th of November.

DARK-CIDE + ELECTRO-CIDE is an experience for anyone and a very decent night. If like me you’ve not been included in the GOTH scene since you were 14 and wanted a reason to dye your hair black and hate the world don’t worry there is tuneage you all will know some Rob Zombie, Nine Inch Nails, The Cure, Strafttanz and Soft Cell.

Along with their resident DJ’s PHOSGORE will be appearing, so take a listen. Money wise £5 on door unless you’re a member of UCLANS ROCK SOC or a holder of an NUS card. At 53 degrees, Brook Street, PR1 7BQ, from 10pm to 3am.


A few pretty decent bands will be gracing some of the stages this month. On the 8th November Sworn to Oath will be gracing the Dog and Partridge with their presence on their Leave you for dead UK tour and will be support by our very own A Carnal Elect.

Carnal Elect are an excellent Preston band with great presence on stage. Nice free gig to hit before your dirty Tuesday antics really would suggest it and D+P has some awesome drink offers. Starting 8pm.

If you’re looking for a nice chilled place to see some bands I would suggest The Mad Ferret, little pub near the university constantly showing the best up and coming talents this month.

On 17th November it will be graced by the Dragstrip Junkies, quite possibly one of the best Preston bands with their Glam Punk Rock eyeliner and leather what else could you ask for. Always something for everyone going on.

Now as I mentioned before, for Tuesday antics you have a great choice as it is the night I like to think for some majorly decent music.

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Choice number one The Warehouse the only alternative rock club in Preston opening 10:30 till 2:30,
ALWAYS a great atmosphere, music and drink offers. With three floors of alternative music even
though the top floor has let me down many times on a Tuesday slipping in a few cheesy tunes for
the students who like to pretend they’re Hayley Williams but keep it downstairs for some System of a Down, the two other floor of indie and rock are great with excellent DJ’s.

Choice number two; another favourite Where’s Mavis @ Roper Hall. Where’s Mavis has been going
strong for ten years and still packs in the crowds. Sadly there is only one room but you do get a mix
of everything. As it is held in Roper Hall you can use your yellow card for cheap drinks (buy your
yellow card at Adelphi or Roper for £1 behind the bar). There is an advantage if you’re a smoker as Roper has the giant beer garden and open later but it does seem more mainstream to me and often
the DJ’s cant squeeze in your requests but worth a visit.

If like me you prefer something to do every night: Monday @ Roper Hall you have QUIDS! A very good night, £1 drinks including vodka and mixers and many bottles. Most of your night will be spent in the beer garden even if you don’t smoke.

Wednesday @ Lava Ignite is Fuzzy Logic, not my favourite venue and mainly a student night, the middle floor play mainstream “rock” Green Day, Lost Prophets and Nickleback. You know the kind of stuff everyone will know who has flicked though Kerrang from time to time but is open til 4am, 2 for one on cocktails and £2 jagabombs! Can’t complain really.

Thursday @ADLEPHI same as a Monday night just different venue.

Friday and Saturday you have your pick of the clubs warehouse just rock and metal all weekend
worth a trip, Roper holds RAMPAGE a brilliant night and a great chance to see some decent live
bands each week different and rock tunes rest of the night.

What have we missed? Let us know if you’re putting on a gig or another event by posting the link in the comments below.

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