Events listings

Below are listings of all alternative events we know about in Cambridge. If you know of an event not on this list, or are organising one, then contact the webmaster to have it added.

Highlighted events are official Rocksoc events.

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Past events: 2007

2nd Jan.

No Calling this week - venue holiday

at The Kambar

The Calling will be back once when everyone's recovered from New Year.

8th Jan.

No pubmeet this week - we'll resume next week

at The Pickerel

The weekly pub meeting is back on the 15th.

9th Jan.

No Wake Up Screaming this week - venue holiday

at The Kambar

Rocksoc's Rock, Metal, Punk and Alternative club night returns on the 23rd of January.

15th Jan.

Pub Meeting

at The Pickerel

The weekly pub meeting

16th Jan.

The Calling

at The Kambar

Fortnightly Gothic/Industrial/EBM club night, entry £3 before 11, £4 after

22nd Jan.

Pub Meeting

at The Pickerel

The weekly pub meeting

23rd Jan.

Wake Up Screaming

at The Kambar

Rocksoc's Rock, Metal, Punk and Alternative club night. £3 members, £4 non-members

29th Jan.

Pub Meeting

at The Pickerel

The weekly pub meeting

30th Jan.

The Calling

at The Kambar

Fortnightly Gothic/Industrial/EBM club night, entry £3 before 11, £4 after

5th Feb.

Pub Meeting

at The Pickerel

The weekly pub meeting

6th Feb.

Wake Up Screaming

at The Kambar

Rocksoc's Rock, Metal, Punk and Alternative club night

10th Feb.

SCA Battle of the Bands - featuring Fire & Forget

at Clare Cellars

The legendary Fire & Forget are competing - go along and support them!

12th Feb.

Pub Meeting

at The Pickerel

The weekly pub meeting

13th Feb.

The Calling

at The Kambar

Fortnightly Gothic/Industrial/EBM club night, entry £3 before 11, £4 after

16th Feb.

Rocksoc presents Amputated + I.H.U. + Defaced

at The Man on the Moon

Gore-obsessed death metal merchants Amputated (similar to Cannibal Corpse/Exhumed) supported by I.H.U. and Defaced. £4 door, £3 advance (from Wake Up Screaming on the 6th) for members; £5 door for non-members.

19th Feb.

Pub Meeting

at The Pickerel

The weekly pub meeting

20th Feb.

Wake Up Screaming

at The Kambar

Rocksoc's Rock, Metal, Punk and Alternative club night

27th Feb.

The Calling

at The Kambar

Fortnightly Gothic/Industrial/EBM club night, entry £3 before 11, £4 after

3rd March

The Rocksoc Tea Shop Crawl

at The teashops of Cambridge

Take a scenic route to the Litmus gig by having afternoon tea, repeatedly. Wear your blackest jeans, spikiest wristbands, most offensive t-shirts, stompiest boots, etc. and roam Cambridge being polite and increasingly caffeinated. We'll end up somewhere we can get dinner, in time to get to the Litmus gig.

3rd March

Rocksoc presents Litmus + Godsize + Crömlech

at The Portland Arms

Masters of space-rock Litmus played for Rocksoc in 2006, and were so good and went down so well that we are having them back. They are now signed to Rise Above Records with their second album 'Planetfall' due early 2007. Supported by Godsize and Crypt (Crömlech have had to pull out since their drummer broke his ankle). Note that this gig is a week earlier than initially planned.

6th March

Wake Up Screaming

at The Kambar

Rocksoc's Rock, Metal, Punk and Alternative club night

11th March

Rocksoc Trip To: Camden and Nine Inch Nails

at Carling Academy, Brixton

Spend the day shopping in Camden, then see the legendary Nine Inch Nails (Brixton Academy, 19:00, tickets £25 + fees - book NOW, they'll probably sell out).

12th March

Rocksoc Annual General Meeting

at The Castle Inn, Castle Hill

The Annual General Meeting. Elect (or join) the new committee, argue about how Rocksoc should be run, drink beer and eat free food. [Date, venue, availability of free food now confirmed -smcv 20070129]

13th March

The Calling

at The Kambar

Fortnightly Gothic/Industrial/EBM club night, entry £3 before 11, £4 after

14th March

ALT-Easter

at Soul Tree

Cambridge's only alternative end-of-term party, run by Rocksoc, Gothsoc and CUFS. Following the success of ALT-Xmas we're having another go! Featuring the best in alt, rock, metal, goth, EBM and industrial music from Wake Up Screaming and Gothsoc DJs, and drinks promotions all night. [Note: Wednesday, NOT Friday as originally planned.]

16th March

Trencher + DJ Scotch Egg + Transitional

at The Portland Arms

Bad Timing presents Trencher: brutal and chaotic Casio-grind filth with support from DJ Scotch Egg and Transitional (incl. special guest Diarmud Dalton of Jesu). Tickets £5 adv, £6 on the door. (This event is not organised by Rocksoc)

19th March

Pub Meeting

at The Pickerel

The weekly pub meeting

20th March

Wake Up Screaming

at The Kambar

Rocksoc's Rock, Metal, Punk and Alternative club night

26th March

Pub Meet

at The Pickerel

Our weekly pub meet. Come along and meet with like-minded individuals in a relaxed atmosphere.

27th March

The Calling

at The Kambar

Fortnightly Gothic/Industrial/EBM club night, entry £3 before 11, £4 after

27th March

Victory Pill + Fire & Forget

at Cellar Bar 8

Victory Pill, the new project of Pitchshifter/Prodigy guitarist Jim Davies, supported by slaves to the riff Fire & Forget.

1st April

RockStock

at Ballare

A brand new night in Cambridge, first Sunday of the month. Playing Indie & Rock with cheap drinks all night! E-mail us to get on the guest list for free entry.

3rd April

Wake Up Screaming

at The Kambar

Rocksoc's Rock, Metal, Punk and Alternative club night

10th April

The Calling

at The Kambar

Fortnightly Gothic/Industrial/EBM club night, entry £3 before 11, £4 after

14th April

Masters of Rock II

at The Corn Exchange

Feat. DRESSED TO KILL, TOXIC TWINS & MOTLEY S'CRUED Classic rock by the best covers/tribute bands around.

14th April

Anti-Social Burn-Outs + The Hope + Kerbslider + AR

at The Man on the Moon

Metal/rock

16th April

Wolf Eyes + Consumer Electronics + Birds of Delay

at The Man on the Moon

Wolf Eyes - First time in Cambridge for the legendary Michigan industrial noise-mongers. Consumer Electronics - Consumer Electronics is the solo project of Philip Best who also forms half of Whitehouse (pioneers of toxic power electronics) Tickets 8:30-11:00pm £6.50 advance/£7.50 door

16th April

Pub Meet

at The Pickerel

Our weekly pub meet. Come along and meet with like-minded individuals in a relaxed atmosphere.

17th April

Wake Up Screaming

at The Kambar

Rocksoc's Rock, Metal, Punk and Alternative club night

20th April

Gothsoc Pub Meet

at The Castle Inn, Castle Hill

Our friends over at Gothsoc will be meeting in The Castle pub on Castle Hill. A bunch of Rocksoc folks will be there for a relaxing way to meet new people and socialise.

22nd April

The Last Dance + Rome Burns + Fire & Forget

at The Loft

On their way to Whitby, The Last Dance (one of America's finest new goth bands) will be playing in Cambridge. "Music that is as timely as it is timeless; rooted firmly in both the past and present of alternative rock yet always looking forward to being part of its future". Support comes from Cambridge's top Goth band Rome Burns and Rocksoc favourites Fire & Forget.

23rd April

Pub Meet

at The Pickerel

Our weekly pub meet. Come along and meet with like-minded individuals in a relaxed atmosphere.

24th April

The Calling

at The Kambar

Fortnightly Gothic/Industrial/EBM club night, entry £3 before 11, £4 after

29th April

Cradle of Filth

at The Corn Exchange

The legendary Cradle of Filth are hitting Cambridge Corn Exchange for the first time in their career. Supported by Hansyl + Gretyl this should be a great gig. £15 a ticket.

30th April

Pub Meet

at The Pickerel

Our weekly pub meet. Come along and meet with like-minded individuals in a relaxed atmosphere.

1st May

Wake Up Screaming

at The Kambar

Rocksoc's Rock, Metal, Punk and Alternative club night

8th May

The Calling

at The Kambar

Fortnightly Gothic/Industrial/EBM club night, entry £3 before 11, £4 after

10th May

Wishbone Ash

at The Junction

Pioneers of twin-guiitar led progressive hard rock back in the 70's. Still going strong, their 21st release 'Clan Destiny' was released last year. £15 adv http://www.wishboneash.com/

10th May

Digital Wonderland - Launch Night

at The Kambar

Digital Wonderland is an indie-electro-neurave-synthrubbish clubnight starting at The Kambar. It will be run on alternating Thursdays from the start of September, but first a few summer taster parties to whet your appetite. £4 / £3 Students - free glowstick with flyer!

15th May

Wake Up Screaming

at The Kambar

Rocksoc's Rock, Metal, Punk and Alternative club night

22nd May

The Calling

at The Kambar

Fortnightly Gothic/Industrial/EBM club night, entry £3 before 11, £4 after

23rd May

Funeral for a Friend

at The Corn Exchange

One of the more kiddie-favoured of the bunch of 'newer' *cough* metal bands in the UK. Will support Metallica in Wembley Stadium in July this year. £16

26th May

Rocksoc Football

at Jesus Green

Weather permitting we shall be resurrecting the Rocksoc Football on Jesus Green. On the final day of the beer festival we shall be donning our shorts at 3pm kick-off. Anyone interested e-mail president@rocksoc.org.uk or speak to us at the beer festival.

29th May

No Wake Up Screaming this week - venue holiday

at The Kambar

Rocksoc's Rock, Metal, Punk and Alternative club night returns on the 26th of June.

3rd June

RockStock with Fire & Forget Live!

at Ballare

A brand new night in Cambridge, first Sunday of the month. Playing Rock anthems with cheap drinks all night! This night features the legendary FIRE & FORGET live on stage!

5th June

No Calling this week - venue holiday

at The Kambar

The Calling will be back on 19th June.

12th June

No Wake Up Screaming this week - venue holiday

at The Kambar

Rocksoc's Rock, Metal, Punk and Alternative club night returns on the 26th of June.

14th June

Awake + The Shivers

at The Man on the Moon

Album launch from this upcoming prog-metal outfit with support from The Shivers

15th June

Hot Rocket Trio + The Scourge of Rivercity + Fletch Cadillac

at The Man on the Moon

Punk/rock/psychobilly

16th June

Rocksoc BBQ/Picnic

at Jesus Green

Come join us before The May Brawl for barbeque and booze! Bring meat and alcohol and we'll supply disposable barbeques and music. All are welcome.

16th June

May Brawl 2007

at The Man on the Moon

A night of Gothic Metal headlined by the mighty Killing Miranda. Support comes from local band Kreuzdammer (a Rocksound favourite) & Luton-based electronic duo S.W.A.N.K.

19th June

The Calling

at The Kambar

Fortnightly Gothic/Industrial/EBM club night, entry £3 before 11, £4 after

26th June

Wake Up Screaming

at The Kambar

Rocksoc's Rock, Metal, Punk and Alternative club night

10th July

Wake Up Screaming

at The Kambar

Rocksoc's Rock, Metal, Punk and Alternative club night

13th July

This Is Colour + This Mantra + Thrive + Original Sin + Adapt To Survive + Cypher

at The Man on the Moon

A whole load of metal, mostly thrash/metalcore

18th July

Fun Lovin Criminals

at The Junction

From the band's eponymous 'redneck hip-hop song', to the chilled vibes of ‘Love Unlimited’, this New York trio have been rollin' their own unique blend of rap, blues and rock since 1993. Support by DOGS

31st July

The Calling

at The Kambar

Fortnightly Gothic/Industrial/EBM club night, entry £3 before 11, £4 after

9th Aug.

InMe

at The Junction

InMe were formed in July 1996 with a mutual passion for all things music. Now signed to Graphite Records & managed by the brilliant Northern Music things are looking good for the future. Support by Serpico

18th Sept.

Wake Up Screaming

at The Kambar

Rocksoc's Rock, Metal, Punk and Alternative club night

21st Sept.

'Gothsoc' Pub Meet

at The Castle Inn, Castle Hill

Originally the 'Gothsoc' meet but now Rocksoc as well so come along and drink your body weight in beer, wine, spirits or whatever you fancy! Pub also does great food early evening.

24th Sept.

Pub Meet

at The Pickerel

Our weekly pub meet. Come along and meet with like-minded individuals in a relaxed atmosphere.

28th Sept.

'Gothsoc' Pub Meet

at The Castle Inn, Castle Hill

Originally the 'Gothsoc' meet but now Rocksoc as well so come along and drink your body weight in beer, wine, spirits or whatever you fancy! Pub also does great food early evening.

1st Oct.

Pub Meet

at The Maypole

Our weekly pub meet. Come along and meet with like-minded individuals in a relaxed atmosphere.

2nd Oct.

Wake Up Screaming

at The Kambar

Rocksoc's Rock, Metal, Punk and Alternative club night

5th Oct.

'Gothsoc' Pub Meet

at The Castle Inn, Castle Hill

Originally the 'Gothsoc' meet but now Rocksoc as well so come along and drink your body weight in beer, wine, spirits or whatever you fancy! Pub also does great food early evening.

8th Oct.

Pub Meet

at The Maypole

Our weekly pub meeting. Come along and meet with like-minded individuals in a relaxed atmosphere and put across your ideas for Rocksoc.

9th Oct.

The Calling

at The Kambar

Fortnightly Gothic/Industrial/EBM club night, entry £3 before 11, £4 after

15th Oct.

Pub Meet

at The Maypole

Our weekly pub meeting. Come along and meet with like-minded individuals in a relaxed atmosphere and put across your ideas for Rocksoc.

16th Oct.

Wake Up Screaming

at The Kambar

Rocksoc's Rock, Metal, Punk and Alternative club night

19th Oct.

Rocksoc Pub Crawl

at Various Cambridge pubs

Join us at the pub (and the other pub, and the other other pub, etc.) for some concerted drinking. More details to follow!

23rd Oct.

The Calling

at The Kambar

Fortnightly Gothic/Industrial/EBM club night, entry £3 before 11, £4 after

26th Oct.

'Gothsoc' Pub Meet

at The Castle Inn, Castle Hill

Originally the 'Gothsoc' meet but now Rocksoc as well so come along and drink your body weight in beer, wine, spirits or whatever you fancy! Pub also does great food early evening.

30th Oct.

Wake Up Screaming - HALLOWEEN SPECIAL

at The Kambar

Rocksoc's Rock, Metal, Punk and Alternative club night with HALLOWEEN goodies! Come in Fancy Dress and enjoy the excellent decorations and free spooky goodies!

31st Oct.

TAINT + Sons of Merrick + The Tupolev Ghost

at The Man on the Moon

Cambridge leg of Taint's UK tour to support the release of their second album, 'Secrets and Lies', on Rise Above Records. Recently supported Clutch on a highly lauded UK tour. Support from Southern American rock-influenced Sons of Merrick (vein of Kyuss) and The Tupolev Ghost. www.taint.co.uk www.myspace.com/sonsofmerrick www.myspace.com/thetupolevghost

1st Nov.

Digital Wonderland

at The Kambar

Digital Wonderland returns once more to The Kambar for a night of Electro, Neu-Rave and associated beats. Cheap drinks, free glowsticks and an awesome night!

2nd Nov.

'Gothsoc' Pub Meet

at The Castle Inn, Castle Hill

Originally the 'Gothsoc' meet but now Rocksoc as well so come along and drink your body weight in beer, wine, spirits or whatever you fancy! Pub also does great food early evening.

3rd Nov.

Zombina & The Skeletones

at The Portland Arms

Zombie Rock n Rollers Zombina & The Skeletones finally hit Cambridge to prove Halloween can be every day!

5th Nov.

Pub Meet with Fireworks!

at Midsummer Common

Our weekly pub meet has moved to Midsummer Common for the FIREWORKS display.

6th Nov.

The Calling

at The Kambar

Fortnightly Gothic/Industrial/EBM club night, entry £3 before 11, £4 after

9th Nov.

MAS

at Cambridge United Football Ground

MAS is a new club playing a great mix of rock, metal, punk and goth! Cheap beer!

13th Nov.

Wake Up Screaming

at The Kambar

Rocksoc's Rock, Metal, Punk and Alternative club night

16th Nov.

Gothsoc/Rocksoc Pub Meet @ MAS

at The Graduate

Originally the 'Gothsoc' meet but now Rocksoc as well so come along and drink your body weight in beer, wine, spirits or whatever you fancy to the sound of Rock/Metal/Goth music!

17th Nov.

Pub Meet

at King Street Run

New Day! New Venue! Our weekly pub meeting. Come along and meet with like-minded individuals in a relaxed atmosphere and drink to the sound of a rock/metal jukebox!

20th Nov.

The Calling

at The Kambar

Fortnightly Gothic/Industrial/EBM club night, entry £3 before 11, £4 after

21st Nov.

New Model Army

at The Junction

Legendary cult UK band. Punk/soul/folk

23rd Nov.

Thin Lizzy + Queensryche

at The Corn Exchange

24th Nov.

Pub Meet

at King Street Run

New Day! New Venue! Our weekly pub meeting. Come along and meet with like-minded individuals in a relaxed atmosphere and drink to the sound of a rock/metal jukebox!

27th Nov.

Wake Up Screaming

at The Kambar

Rocksoc's Rock, Metal, Punk and Alternative club night

30th Nov.

theSTART

at The Graduate

Ex-members of Snot & Human Waste Project join forces to form an electro masterpiece in the form of theSTART. £7 adv.

4th Dec.

The Calling

at The Kambar

Fortnightly Gothic/Industrial/EBM club night, entry £3 before 11, £4 after

7th Dec.

Church of Noise

at The Graduate

Come along and drink your body weight in beer, wine, spirits or whatever you fancy to the sound of Rock/Metal/Alternative music!

11th Dec.

Wake Up Screaming

at The Kambar

Rocksoc's Rock, Metal, Punk and Alternative club night - LAST ONE BEFORE CHRISTMAS

14th Dec.

MAS

at Cambridge United Football Ground

MAS is a new club playing a great mix of rock, metal, punk and goth! Cheap beer!