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Re: Leicester

Post by boney » Fri Oct 15, 2010 07:54

sweepingthenation wrote:Says here Red Shoe Diaries, among others, are playing a free mini-all-dayer at the Lansdowne tomorrow.
Aye:

16TH OCT / FALLFEST

Live music, food, vintage fashion & drinks offers

Live music from;

Spotlight Kid (myspace.com/spotlightkidsound)

Moscow Youth Cult (myspace.com/moscowyouthcult)

Red Shoe Diaries (myspace.com/redshoediariesmusic)

James Lewis Band (myspace.com/thejameslewisband)

The Working Projects (myspace.com/theworkingprojects)

Preacher & The Bear (myspace.com/preacherandfthebear)


Joy Machine DJ Set

Vintage Clothing by Curious Magpie

Magic by Tickster John

Magazine wonders by Sacre Bleu

We'll also be offering you the chance to win tickets to Manchester's best party - The Warehouse Project.


Free entry

3pm - 2am

A celebration of all things autumn

For everything else Orange Tree visit www.orangetree.co.uk

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Re: Leicester

Post by a layer of chips » Fri Oct 15, 2010 09:51

I've made it to the Mercury like my hero Pablo. Will you be my friend now, Pablo?

http://www.thisisleicestershire.co.uk/n ... ticle.html

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Re: Leicester

Post by Pablo » Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:46

I've never done anything newsworthy, just written nuisance letters.

You're out of my league, so no
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Re: Leicester

Post by Kate » Fri Feb 18, 2011 22:01

Leicester, Standard Fare, Nat Johnson & the Figureheads & Japanese Sleepers are playing Firebug on Friday March 11th, £4 in advance/£5 on door- hope to see you all there:)

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Re: Leicester

Post by a layer of chips » Mon Mar 28, 2011 08:38

Hello, chumps. Did you know about this?
Leicestershire independent pub company to open its first club

East Midlands independent pub group The Orange Tree is to expand by opening its first club.

The group, which runs five pubs in Leicester, Loughborough and Nottingham, has taken over the site formerly occupied by The Basement in Wellington Street, Leicester, and plans to transform the premises into a flexible venue with an alternative feel and offer

It is also looking to acquire a further two potential sites in the region as part of its expansion programme.

The Leicester club, which will retain the name The Basement, will be true to the style of the group’s other outlets – The Orange Tree in High Street, the O Bar in Braunstone Gate, The Lansdowne in London Road, which are all in Leicester, and The Orange Tree, Loughborough, and The Orange Tree, Nottingham.

It will be a live music venue some nights, a late night bar on others and at weekends The Basement will have a more traditional night club feel but in intimate and personalised surroundings.

Ben Hings, managing director of The Orange Tree Group, said: “The fact that we are expanding is good news for the company and good news for the nightlife in Leicester, which will be gaining the type and style of venue that we felt was missing in the city.

“The Basement will be an eclectic mix of all the elements of our other establishments. Our aim is to create a venue that’s flexible in what it offers, and that is centred on the same principles, ethos and standards that have made the Orange Trees bars and pubs successful and popular with customers.”

Work is now underway to transform the 170-capacity club, with an expected opening date due in late spring or early summer.

The Basement has a licence to open until 6am, which the Orange Tree Group plans to operate at key times of the week.

The independent pub group was founded by Ben Hings and Gareth Smith in October 1997 when they opened The Orange Tree in Leicester. This was followed by The Orange Tree, Loughborough, a year later and then the O Bar in Leicester in 2001. The group’s Orange Tree in Nottingham opened in October 2003, followed by The Lansdowne in December 2004.

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Re: Leicester

Post by Pablo » Mon Mar 28, 2011 09:30

I was not aware of this. I'm sure it will be massively popular - in fact, probably too popular to make it somewhere I'd want to go.

It's always been a source of mystery to me why no-one copies the Orange Tree in Leicester, because their three places are always rammed and there isn't really anywhere similar
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Re: Leicester

Post by boney » Mon Mar 28, 2011 21:28

One of my favourite Leicester gigs was at the Basement, Nigel Pickled Egg put on Pit Er Pat, Quack Quack, and Dragon Or Emperor and it was bloody great. I hope they do gigs there again.

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Re: Leicester

Post by sweepingthenation » Mon Mar 28, 2011 21:40

A promoter's been working the High Street and Loughborough outlets promoting on and off over the last couple of years to very varying audiences so I imagine there'll be attempts to put bands in there, possibly with a "Firebug but a bit bigger" selling point.

In other news, Summer Sundae has booked Showaddywaddy. Especially now it's trading around £115 for the weekend, that festival must be the most reckless in Britain.

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Re: Leicester

Post by sweepingthenation » Wed May 25, 2011 18:56

Well, that's annoying. In the process of putting together a Nottingham All-Dayer Friday night quasi-warmup (like the one Twesta did last year with Pocketbooks) and it turns out Firebug currently holds a booking for one night after July, and it's that Friday.

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Re: Leicester

Post by julieocean » Sat May 28, 2011 21:39

sweepingthenation wrote:Well, that's annoying. In the process of putting together a Nottingham All-Dayer Friday night quasi-warmup (like the one Twesta did last year with Pocketbooks) and it turns out Firebug currently holds a booking for one night after July, and it's that Friday.
Maybe it's time you broke your allegiance to Firebug and tried somewhere else, as evidenced by other threads you don't seem to be having much luck with them! There seem to be loads of venues springing up in Leicester at the minute and although I'm not confident all of them will make the cut, there's got to be somewhere.

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Re: Leicester

Post by sweepingthenation » Sat May 28, 2011 21:51

julieocean wrote:
sweepingthenation wrote:Well, that's annoying. In the process of putting together a Nottingham All-Dayer Friday night quasi-warmup (like the one Twesta did last year with Pocketbooks) and it turns out Firebug currently holds a booking for one night after July, and it's that Friday.
Maybe it's time you broke your allegiance to Firebug and tried somewhere else, as evidenced by other threads you don't seem to be having much luck with them! There seem to be loads of venues springing up in Leicester at the minute and although I'm not confident all of them will make the cut, there's got to be somewhere.
I've asked most of them if they'll put a different promoter on and how much they charge, and that's why I'm still using Firebug.

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Re: Leicester

Post by julieocean » Sat May 28, 2011 21:58

sweepingthenation wrote:I've asked most of them if they'll put a different promoter on and how much they charge, and that's why I'm still using Firebug.
That's a fair enough point. Why are venues so awkward?

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Re: Leicester

Post by boney » Thu Aug 04, 2011 19:45

Am spending a whole long weekend in Leicester for the first non-Xmas time in years starting next Friday. Is there anywhere good to steal booze from? I overspent at Indietracks.

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Re: Leicester

Post by sweepingthenation » Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:06

Putting out an APB for Twesta, who are putting on Standard Fare and Kid Canaveral at Firebug tonight - the openers have had to pull out this morning which means they're short of a band and a bass amp.

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Re: Leicester

Post by sweepingthenation » Mon Nov 14, 2011 23:26

So here's my thought, and I know Jon '68 was planning something similar before the end of this year but he's laid up at the moment... Derbyshire has Indietracks in the summer, Nottingham has the alldayer in autumn, so would it naturally follow that a Leicester indiepop alldayer in springtime might be the third line in the east Midlands indiepop extravaganza triangle? Or would it be too close to other stuff?

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Re: Leicester

Post by a layer of chips » Tue Nov 15, 2011 06:15

Gor for it! Just don't do anything on 3rd March (please).

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Re: Leicester

Post by wyvern » Mon Mar 26, 2012 16:06

Leicester Alldayer was great (or should I say GRATE because I missed Hibbett and should have missed another band instead). Thanks to everyone there. My legs still hurt from dancing.
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Re: Leicester

Post by sweepingthenation » Mon Mar 26, 2012 22:58

Ta to everyone who's said nice things about Saturday.

I know a lot of this applies across our world, but if only Leicester had an audience who'd try less obvious things and people willing to form bands who aren't landfill indie, landfill synthpop or post-hardcore (there's a ostensibly Leicester-based band signed to Elefant, The Silver Factory, on the most recent Indietracks announcement who I'd never heard of) I'd be more confident about doing more gigs. We can't keep having Standard Fare back. (Doesn't help that according to an acquaintance who works at the Mercury they're ditching their arts and entertainment pullout and all their review/preview coverage)

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Re: Leicester

Post by sweepingthenation » Wed Apr 18, 2012 16:36

And back to square one. Just had to turn down an offer of a tour gig (from a band who couldn't play the alldayer) because no venue was available, and the Indietracks warmup is under threat from intransigent booking agents, lack of appropriate locals left to book and general "can't make them headliners, nobody's heard of them here"-ness.

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Re: Leicester

Post by sweepingthenation » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:34

General pondering, really - I'm still committed to Leicesterval II (22nd March 2013, probably, which'll be the week before Easter), but would there be much interest if I put on an indiepop-slanted all-acoustic most-of-the-dayer deep into the autumn?

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