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: 2008

11th Jan.

Rocksoc 'do' The Graduate

at The Barfly

Rocksoc will be taking over The Barfly/Graduate main bar to play our usual mix of Rock & Metal. FREE ENTRY! DRINKS OFFERS! FREE SHOT VOUCHER FOR MAS LATER!

12th Jan.

Pub Meet

at King Street Run

Come along and meet with like-minded individuals in a relaxed atmosphere and drink to the sound of a rock/metal jukebox!

15th Jan.

The Calling

at The Kambar

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

17th Jan.

Pub Meet

at The Pickerel

Pub Meet! In The Pickeral around 8pm onwards.

18th Jan.

MAS 'do' The Graduate

at The Barfly

Every third Friday of the month MAS will be taking over The Barfly/Graduate main bar to play the usual great mix of Rock & Metal. FREE ENTRY! DRINKS OFFERS! BIG SCREEN GAMING!

19th Jan.

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!

22nd Jan.

Wake Up Screaming

at The Kambar

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

23rd Jan.

Darkest Hour + Glamour of the Kill + Malefice

at The Barfly

Darkest Hour are notorious for on-stage ferocity, taut guitar interplay and enraged vocals that outline the hypocrisy and casual brutality of politics and society. £9 for 3 great metal bands.

25th Jan.

Fault & Fracture 'do' The Graduate

at The Barfly

Every Fourth Friday of the month Fault & Fracture will be taking over The Barfly/Graduate main bar to play a great mix of Rock & Metal. FREE ENTRY! DRINKS OFFERS!

26th Jan.

Pub Meet

at University Social Club

Come along and meet with like-minded individuals and drink lots of beer!

29th Jan.

The Calling

at The Kambar

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

2nd Feb.

Her Name is Calla + Transitional

at The Man on the Moon

Arguably the hottest post-rock band in the UK at the moment, Her Name is Calla have received much high praise from many quarters. Epic, long-journeyed tracks build to stunning crescendos. Support comes from electronic/guitar-driven post-rock/metal duo Transitional, who sound not a million miles from Jesu (and indeed contain a touring member of that very band!). Other bands TBC.

5th Feb.

Wake Up Screaming

at The Kambar

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

7th Feb.

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!

8th Feb.

MAS 'do' The Graduate

at The Barfly

Every third Friday of the month (second Friday this month only) MAS will be taking over The Barfly/Graduate main bar to play the usual great mix of Rock & Metal. FREE ENTRY! DRINKS OFFERS!

12th Feb.

The Calling

at The Kambar

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

13th Feb.

Pub Meet

at The Pickerel

For those who don't know, a new Rocksoc committee is voted in every year and on March 6th this shall happen again. So this meeting on the 13th we encourage ANYONE who would like to find out more about running for a Rocksoc committee post to come along and chat to the current committee

14th Feb.

Pub Meet - Anti-Valentines!

at King Street Run

As all the loved up couples head to posh restaurants we shall be hitting The King Street Run to drink beer and moan about being single. Everyone welcome but if you are in a couple we may grumble at you

15th Feb.

Rocksoc 'do' The Graduate

at The Barfly

Every second Friday of the month Rocksoc will be taking over The Barfly/Graduate main bar to play our usual mix of Rock & Metal. FREE ENTRY! DRINKS OFFERS!

15th Feb.

MAS

at Cambridge United Football Ground

MAS is a new club playing a great mix of rock, metal, punk and goth! Cheap beer! Come to The Graduate first to support Rocksoc and get a free shot voucher!

19th Feb.

Wake Up Screaming

at The Kambar

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

22nd Feb.

We All 'do' The Graduate

at The Barfly

This week Fault & Fracture, MAS & Rocksoc team up to take over The Barfly/Graduate main bar to play a great mix of Rock & Metal. FREE ENTRY! DRINKS OFFERS!

26th Feb.

The Calling

at The Kambar

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

29th Feb.

Fault & Fracture 'do' The Graduate

at The Barfly

Every Last Friday of the month Fault & Fracture will be taking over The Barfly/Graduate main bar to play a great mix of Rock & Metal. FREE ENTRY! DRINKS OFFERS!

4th March

Wake Up Screaming

at The Kambar

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

6th 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.

8th March

Panic Cell + Speedtheory + Smokescreen + Gamarra

at The Barfly

Panic Cell are now arguably the UK's foremost thrash/metalcore outfit. Their second album, 'What Doesn't Kill Us', has recently been released to many excellent reviews and along with their much lauded recent tour to support the release of that album they are now riding the crest of a wave which will surely bring them even bigger and better things. Includes support from Speed Theory + Smokescreen and Gamarra. Tickets available from WeGotTickets.com.

11th March

The Calling

at The Kambar

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

12th March

Wychweed+Canaveral+Thirteen Motions

at The Portland Arms

Earplugs are for wimps. Come along at the end of term for what I'm sure will be an amazing(ly loud) gig. http://www.myspace.com/wychweed, http://www.myspace.com/canaveralcanaveralcanaveral, http://www.myspace.com/thirteenmotions.

14th March

Rocksoc 'do' The Graduate

at The Barfly

Rocksoc will be taking over The Barfly/Graduate main bar to play our usual mix of Rock & Metal. FREE ENTRY! DRINKS OFFERS!

18th March

Wake Up Screaming

at The Kambar

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

22nd March

Youthmovies @ The Portland Arms + Rolo Tomassi + The Tupolev Ghost

at The Portland Arms

Amongst others Youthmovies have toured with iForward, Russia!, 65daysofstatic, Hope of the States, Oxes, Redjetson, Adam Gnade and Blood Red Shoes... Prog Rock at it's best. With support from the fantastic local band The Tupolev Ghost.

24th March

As I Lay Dying + Glamour of the Kill

at The Barfly

Formed in 2001, this five-piece metal powerhouse has already completed three albums: BENEATH THE ENCASING OF ASHES, FRAIL WORDS COLLAPSE, and SHADOWS ARE SECURITY. Support from Emo Rockers Glamour of the Kill - THIS GIG IS SOLD OUT!

25th March

The Calling

at The Kambar

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

27th March

Tokyo Dragons + Chasing Black Aces

at The Barfly

Tokyo dragons have been described as “faithful heirs to the glorious tradition of old school ‘70s hard rock”. Too right. Fittingly hirsute, with twin lead guitars they take rock‘n’roll back to its roots – unadulterated and uncluttered rawk with simple lyricism allowing magnificent plucks and screaming riffs to take precedence

1st April

Wake Up Screaming

at The Kambar

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

8th April

The Calling

at The Kambar

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

9th April

Poison The Well + The Plight + The Uncovering

at The Barfly

Florida's Poison the Well arose quickly within the underground hardcore punk scene. They play a style of metalcore that evokes the guitar histrionics of Slayer and the brutal stomp of Hatebreed, while balancing the proceedings with a heaping helping of warmth and melody.

11th April

Rocksoc 'do' The Graduate

at The Barfly

Rocksoc will be taking over The Barfly/Graduate main bar to play our usual mix of Rock & Metal. FREE ENTRY! DRINKS OFFERS!

15th April

Wake Up Screaming

at The Kambar

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

18th April

MAS 'do' The Graduate

at The Barfly

Every third Friday of the month MAS will be taking over The Barfly/Graduate main bar to play the usual great mix of Rock & Metal. FREE ENTRY! DRINKS OFFERS!

22nd April

The Calling

at The Kambar

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

25th April

Fault & Fracture 'do' The Graduate

at The Barfly

Every Last Friday of the month Fault & Fracture will be taking over The Barfly/Graduate main bar to play a great mix of Rock & Metal. FREE ENTRY! DRINKS OFFERS!

29th April

Wake Up Screaming

at The Kambar

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

1st May

BeerOnThursday

at King Street Run

For the rest of this term (and longer if it works out) your glorious committee have proclaimed that thursday is a good day for beer. There are many fine pubs in Cambridge and they deserve to be drunk in. This week we will be in the KSR. Join us.

2nd May

Church of Noise

at The Graduate

Cambridge's original and best classic rock night celebrates its 5th anniversary. As well as the usual booze, bonhomie and proper rock action, there's an EXCITING MYSTERY GIFT for the first 50 people at the DJ booth. Also, you can win tickets to see Queensryche in July. FREE ENTRY before 11pm, rock out until 2am.

6th May

The Calling

at The Kambar

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

8th May

BeerOnThursday (2)

at Live & Let Live

This week we will be in the Live & Let Live. Come and join in the beer!

8th May

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!

9th May

Rocksoc 'do' The Graduate

at The Barfly

Rocksoc will be taking over The Barfly/Graduate main bar to play our usual mix of Rock & Metal. FREE ENTRY! DRINKS OFFERS!

13th May

No Wake Up Screaming this week - venue holiday

at The Kambar

Rocksoc's Rock, Metal, Punk and Alternative club night returns on the 10th of June.

15th May

BeerOnThursday (3)

at The Mitre

This week we will be in the Mitre. Come and join in the beer!

16th May

MAS 'do' The Graduate

at The Barfly

Every third Friday of the month MAS will be taking over The Barfly/Graduate main bar to play the usual great mix of Rock & Metal. FREE ENTRY! DRINKS OFFERS!

23rd May

Fault & Fracture 'do' The Graduate

at The Barfly

Every Last Friday of the month Fault & Fracture will be taking over The Barfly/Graduate main bar to play a great mix of Rock & Metal. FREE ENTRY! DRINKS OFFERS!

24th May

Screaming Banshee Aircrew + Corrosion + Fire & Forget

at The Barfly

Tickets: £4 advance / £5 door

27th May

No Wake Up Screaming this week - venue holiday

at The Kambar

Rocksoc's Rock, Metal, Punk and Alternative club night returns on the 10th of June.

10th June

Wake Up Screaming

at The Kambar

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

14th June

The Rotted (formerly Gorerotted) - MAY BRAWL

at The Man on the Moon

Having left behind a name (Gorerotted) that had become synonymous with the highest quality of extreme metal The Rotted pick up the mantle of one of the fore-runners of the UK extreme metal scene for the past 10 years. Gone are the ‘gore’ image and lyrics that Gorerotted purveyed so well and they are replaced by a more ‘personal’ approach to the music, so the band can now really spread its wings and cause the musical carnage they have always wanted. Founded in 1998 and drawing influences from not only 1990’s death metal and grind but also punk and hardcore Gorerotted had always sought to push the boundaries of what can seem an otherwise rather restricted genre. Having released material on the highly influential Relapse Records both their previous release and the new album, ‘Get Dead or Die Trying’, are on the legendary Metal Blade Records.Expect a schizophrenic hybrid of extreme metal and punk hardcore violence, riddled with a melancholic darkness and cynical humour that spits in the face of life itself. Main support band will be Centurion’s Ghost, who originated as a doom band in the vein of Candlemass but have since drawn in influences from bands such as Celtic Frost (“...have produced a golden and ‘great work’, 9/10 Terrorizer; “Awesome British Steel”, KKKK Kerrang). Death-core outfit Burning Skies and local cyber-gore grind band Malignant Germ Infestation complete the bill. www.therotted.com www.myspace.com/therotted www.myspace.com/centurionsghost www.burningskies.co.uk www.myspace.com/malignantgerminfestation

17th June

36 Crazyfists

at The Junction

Despite the state of today's tumultuous world, the Anchorage, Alaska-bred band 36 CRAZYFISTS are inspired to look beyond the negative and aggressively emphasize the positive. They are able to distance themselves from the pack by never resorting to stereotypical metal rage while maintaining their heavy roots.

17th June

The Calling

at The Kambar

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

24th June

Wake Up Screaming

at The Kambar

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

1st July

The Calling

at The Kambar

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

4th July

Nekkrosis + Archaic Decadence + Diminished Fifth

at The Portland Arms

A night of Extreme metal. NEKKROSIS (Grind/Death), ARCHAIC DECADENCE (Hardcore), DIMINISHED FIFTH (Doom).

8th July

Wake Up Screaming

at The Kambar

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

15th July

The Calling

at The Kambar

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

22nd July

Wake Up Screaming

at The Kambar

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

29th July

The Calling

at The Kambar

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

5th Aug.

Wake Up Screaming

at The Kambar

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

12th Aug.

The Calling

at The Kambar

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

19th Aug.

Soulfly

at The Junction

Max Cavalera, ex-Sepultura songwriter/frontman, brings his tribe to Cambridge to support the release of their sixth album. Support from local southern-rock outfit General Lee and Federal Black 40. NOTE: Rocksoc members get entrance for £10 on the door (that's £4 off advance price) with presentation of valid membership card. FREE ENTRY to all those holding a valid ticket stub to Wake Up Screaming (at the Kambar) afterwards!

19th Aug.

Wake Up Screaming

at The Kambar

Rocksoc's Rock, Metal, Punk and Alternative club night. Runs after the Soulfly gig in The Junction, with FREE ENTRY to all those holding valid ticket stubs!

23rd Aug.

Eternal Lord + Random Conflict

at The Man on the Moon

Death Metal with certain hardcore influences. Support from This is Colour. www.myspace.com/eternallord www.myspace.com/randomconflictband www.myspace.com/thisiscolour

26th Aug.

The Calling

at The Kambar

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

2nd Sept.

No Wake Up Screaming this week - venue holiday

at The Kambar

Rocksoc's Rock, Metal, Punk and Alternative club night returns on the 30th of September.

12th Sept.

Gamarra

at The Portland Arms

Death metal. www.myspace.com/gamarramusic

16th Sept.

No Wake Up Screaming this week - venue holiday

at The Kambar

Rocksoc's Rock, Metal, Punk and Alternative club night returns on the 30th of September.

20th Sept.

Abgott + Keep of Kalessin + Disguise

at The Man on the Moon

Abgott impressively combine elements of Emperor, Deathspell Omega and Immortal but also incorporate intricate jazz signature guitar work. Keep of Kalessin have stormed to the forefront of the Norwegian Black Metal scene and are a real coup for Cambridge. Blend elements of Emperor and Enslaved but with a real dintinctive edge and are touring to support the release of their latest album, Kolossus, on Nuclear Blast Records.

26th Sept.

The Skeletal Family

at The Man on the Moon

The reformed goth legends play a very special Cambridge show with support from German outfit The Slimp and Compact Pussycat. £10 advance at wegottickets.com

30th Sept.

Wake Up Screaming

at The Kambar

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

2nd Oct.

Digital Wonderland

at The Kambar

Digital Wonderland is back after a great summer break and ready to bring the bleeps! Kicking off the night will be retro-electro rockers FREEZE! combining a Goldfrapp sexy pure-pop vocal with dark buzzing analogue synths and thick electric guitar. £4 on the door!

7th Oct.

The Calling

at The Kambar

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

14th Oct.

Wake Up Screaming

at The Kambar

Rocksoc's Rock, Metal, Punk and Alternative club night Freshers special: FREE entry to everyone!

16th Oct.

RockSoc PubCrawl

at Various Cambridge pubs

Itinerary:
19:00 The Eagle
19:40 The Bath
20:20 The Regal
21:00 The Elm Tree
21:40 The Zebra
22:20 The King Street Run
23:00 The Champion of the Thames

Map

Theme: Metal. Wear something metal and/or shiny.

17th Oct.

Esoterica + A470 + Of the I

at The Portland Arms

Come somewhere between A Perfect Circle and Tool. www.myspace.com/esoterica www.myspace.com/a470 www.myspace.com/ofthei

18th Oct.

Bump 'N Grindhouse

at Cambridge United Football Ground

Bump 'n Grindhouse is Cambridge's alternative burlesque night. Held at Cambridge United's Harris Suite, we have stunning artistes, alternative traders plus DJ's spinning a variety of sounds. Just £5 for an advance ticket for Rocksoc members.

21st Oct.

The Calling

at The Kambar

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

23rd Oct.

Raging Speedhorn

at The Man on the Moon

Raging Speedhorn's last ever tour! With support from The Mirimar Disaster, Take a Worm for a Walk Week and Scar My Eyes. £7 advance/£11 on the door

24th Oct.

Masters of Rock III

at The Corn Exchange

MASTERS OF ROCK III featuring DIRTY DC, HI-ON MAIDEN and local rock band GENERAL LEE. www.dirtydc.com www.hi-onmaiden.com www.myspace.com/generalleeband Tickets are £10 but a £2 discount is available to all Rocksoc members.

28th Oct.

Wake Up Screaming

at The Kambar

Rocksoc's Rock, Metal, Punk and Alternative club night. Halloween special.

4th Nov.

The Calling

at The Kambar

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

6th Nov.

Annotations of an Autopsy + Ingested + Just Another Ugly Nightmare

at The Man on the Moon

Progressive grind/death metal. 5 bands, £7 advance

11th Nov.

Wake Up Screaming

at The Kambar

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

12th Nov.

Rome Burns + Fire and Forget

at The Man on the Moon

Rome Burns offers an exciting sneak preview of their new album. http://www.myspace.com/romeburns Supported by Fire and Forget and with guest DJs and exclusive giveaways. £4 entry

15th Nov.

Ramesses + The Sontaran Experiment + Diminished Fifth

at The Man on the Moon

Blackened psychedelic doom with ex-Electric Wizard members with supprt from Sunn0)))/Melvins-influenced and Akercocke/Morbid Angel-influenced bands. http://www.myspace.com/ramesses666 http://www.myspace.com/thesontaranexperiment http://www.myspace.com/dim5thcam

18th Nov.

The Calling

at The Kambar

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

25th Nov.

Wake Up Screaming

at The Kambar

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

2nd Dec.

The Calling

at The Kambar

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

5th Dec.

Bump 'N Grindhouse

at Cambridge United Football Ground

Bump 'n Grindhouse is Cambridge's alternative burlesque night. Held at Cambridge United's Harris Suite, we have stunning artistes, alternative traders plus DJ's spinning a variety of sounds. Just £5 for an advance ticket for Rocksoc members.

9th Dec.

Wake Up Screaming

at The Kambar

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

16th Dec.

The Calling

at The Kambar

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

18th Dec.

BeerOnThursday

at The Maypole

Rocksoc on Tour: our weekly pubmeet.

This week we'll be at The Maypole.

23rd Dec.

No Wake Up Screaming this week - venue holiday

at The Kambar

Rocksoc's Rock, Metal, Punk and Alternative club night returns on the 20th of January.