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.

You may add these events to your calendar automatically using the iCalendar feed.

Past events: 2011

4th Jan.

No Wake Up Screaming this week - venue holiday

at The Kambar

Rocksoc's Rock, Metal, Punk and Alternative club night returns on the 18th of January.

7th Jan.

Gothsoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

Weekly Friday pubmeets

7th Jan.

Interstellar Overdrive

at The Q Club

Interstellar Overdrive is pleased and proud to once more descend into the Q-club to bring you monthly classic-only rock nights on the first Friday of every month.

** FREE ENTRY FOR EVERYONE**

14th Jan.

Gothsoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

Weekly Friday pubmeets

15th Jan.

Gig: Surviving Sunday + Contours + Dead Flowers

at The Haymakers, Chesterton Road

Surviving Sunday describes themselves as 'PIMP (Power Indie Metal Pop)'

From Facebook:

"Surviving Sunday will be playing their first gig with the new line up. with Chris and Alex in the band it should be a different and more exciting night.

it is now going to be free entry gig so try and get along if you can, get drunk with some good tunes!! you know you want 2.

hope to see you all there!!"

15th Jan.

Rock Lobster - Alternative 80s

at The Q Club

From Facebook:
"Yes... you have heard right! I have been fortunate enough to get a slot in the Q-clubs busy weekend schedule.

A brand new year and Rock Lobster is back... to the 80s!!! Mark & I shall be DJing everything you had thought you had forgotten and possibly wished you did! Playing anything from early 80s punk and new wave to the new romantics and electronica, plus all influences. Lets not forget those special big hair rockers in spandex and make up!Just NO POP!!!(Maybe a little... if you ask nice enough!).

Would be amazing to see you all again and if we do get a good showing, we might possibly be invited to come again. So scratch everything and mark this event in your diary now. As for tickets... not sure yet but looking at £3 on the door and £1 for anyone with a flyer or part of the Facebook group."

18th Jan.

Wake Up Screaming

at The Kambar

20th Jan.

Rocksoc pub meet

at University Social Club

Pub meets are a great opportunity to meet up, relax and chat over a drink. This week we will be at the Cambridge Beer Festival

21st Jan.

Gothsoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

Weekly Friday pubmeets

21st Jan.

Sacrilege

at The Q Club

From Facebook:
"SACRILEGE returns on Friday 21st January

with guest DJ Nowheregirl (The Calling)

and as a lot of us will still be broke after xmas, for this month only entry will be only £1 for everybody!!!

Also, in recognition of our friends Derecho, Rhombus & Luxury Stranger who are playing a fundraising gig for Motor Nuerone Disease in Leicester this month, we will be adopting said cause for this month's cloakroom charity collection.
< a href="http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=157691517577710">http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=157691517577710
http://www.mndassociation.org/"

22nd Jan.

ROQ

at The Q Club

From Facebook:

Ready to ROQ?

DJ CDO and DJ Satan invite you to Rock Out at the Q Club.

Cost: £3 - £2 Concessions (Rock Soc, AMS, NUS)

All Genres - All Eras

25th Jan.

Wake Up Screaming

at The Kambar

27th Jan.

Acoustic punk gig: Faith Taylor

at The Café Project

"The Café Project and Kill Your Own Punk Zine present: Another Starry-Eyed Night Of Acoustic Folk and Punk <@;')

Cambridge pop-folk magpie Faith Taylor is releasing her new EeePea 'Reasons to be Fearful' alongside other displays of unremittingly cosmic vibes yeah

Literally
...
Faith Taylor

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand

One Night Stand in North Dakota: Life changing posi political punx from Pity Me, Durham. Listen and melt.

Crywank: Potent anti-folk from manchester like a wrench twisting you up. really beautiful.

Hugh Sillitoe: Ubiquitous local acoustic punk, with all the soul of a massive thrashing humpback whale. Oh GOD!

SUGGESTED donation of £3 to cover musicians travel costs

Also note that Thursday has been 'People's Café' in the past but this opening is being delayed in preparation for opening as 'Freedom Café' in Feb. For info on this and everything at the Café Project czech our website: www.cafeproject.org

Also, have a goosey at Kill Your Own while you're at it: www.killyourown.co.uk

xx"

27th Jan.

Rocksoc pub meet

at King Street Run

Pub meets are a great opportunity to meet up, relax and chat over a drink.

28th Jan.

Gothsoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

Weekly Friday pubmeets

1st Feb.

Wake Up Screaming

at The Kambar

3rd Feb.

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Bathouse

Pub meets are a great opportunity to meet up, relax and chat over a drink.

4th Feb.

Gothsoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

Weekly Friday pubmeets

4th Feb.

Interstellar Overdrive

at The Q Club

From Facebook:

Well we had the best turnout for months at the January I-Od... was this down to the Free Entry - or due to the Kambar being shut? We shall see - so I-Od will be back to its usual format for February, with future events being scheduled if interest / attendance is sufficient - or not if not!

If you want I-Od to continue, please support it - where else can you get classic rock in a Cambridge club, on a weekend, with decent beer at a decent price?

Do confirm attendance if you can --- and invite a FB friend if you can...

4th Feb.

Subculture

at ARU Students' Union

The first Subculture of this semester is here - and its a night of all things circus style, with special guest performers from the Strawberry Fair mixed in with all things alternative.

We'll be bringing you music from a wide range of genres including rock, metal, ska, punk, drum and bass, as well as your requests (please post them on the wall!). Included in the line up is a special guest DJ from OuterOrbit!

Members of the public more than welcome - £2 AMS members, £3 students and public entry. 9pm to 1am, with various drinks offers :) If you're still waiting for your AMS card we'll have them on the door for collection.

Dress code - Burlesque/circus style (optional!)

See you there!!!

AMS x

5th Feb.

The Calling

at The Q Club

The Calling: Everything from 80s trad. goth to EBM/Industrial. No theme this time, you'll just have to do with good music and people :o)

DJs are....
DJ Sternenstaub, 9-10
Nowheregirl, 10 - 11.30
Nosegirl 11.30 - 12.30
Neko, 12.30 - 2am

Cost: £4 or £3 concessions. We'll also be selling advance NYE tickets on the door

Any questions? cambscalling@gmail.com or pop us a message.

8th Feb.

Wake Up Screaming

at The Kambar

10th Feb.

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Regal (Wetherspoons)

Pub meets are a great opportunity to meet up, relax and chat over a drink. (Correction: this pubmeet is 9pm at the Regal as stated on Facebook, not 8pm at the KSR as was claimed here earlier)

11th Feb.

Gothsoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

Weekly Friday pubmeets

12th Feb.

Rocksoc presents: Awake, Smokescreen, and A Deeper Dreed

at The Portland Arms

After receiving many requests for this to happen again, I'm pleased to announce that this will mark the return of Awake and Smokescreen playing together once again with the amazing A.D.D opening the proceedings!

AWAKE!
Unable to play our first gig of the new term, Awake will be headlining on the 12th Feb instead! I'm sure we all know how great these guys are and what an amazing live performance they give so come down and experience it again. For those of you that haven't, why not? This is something you should not miss out on!! Prog Metal with flavours of Evergrey, Pagans Mind, and others alongside putting there own unique style into the mix.

SMOKESCREEN!
Yes, after a nearly a year, Smokescreen return to what will be a massive ovation. After the response these guys got last time, I can safely say that they shall not disappoint and this time around, they will have their debut album out!!

A DEEPER DREED!
Yes, it's DREED not DREAD! Already making a name for themselves despite only being around a short time, A.D.D plan to continue to do so and will hopefully have an EP out at this time. The new Iron Maiden anyone?

Prices:
£3 adv/£4 door for RockSoc members
£4 adv/£5 door for non-members
Advance tickets on sale soon!

15th Feb.

Wake Up Screaming

at The Kambar

17th Feb.

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Regal (Wetherspoons)

Pub meets are a great opportunity to meet up, relax and chat over a drink.

18th Feb.

Gothsoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

Weekly Friday pubmeets

18th Feb.

Sacrilege

at The Q Club

Sacrilege returns to the Q Club on Friday 18th February with guest DJ Paul Sticks (Vagabonds/Dr Fell's).

Plus to celebrate the fact that 2011 is YEAR OF THE BAT we'll be having a bit of a bat theme, with this month's cloakroom charity collection being donated to the Bats Conservation Trust.

http://www.yearofthebat.org/

http://www.bats.org.uk/

As usual music from resident DJs Alixandrea & Dvae, plus reasonable drinks prices from one of the cheapest bars in town.

http://www.sacrilege.org.uk/

PLEASE NOTE: From now on we will be stictly enforcing our door policy, so please no blue jeans/trainers/sportswear. Dress to impress, be daring and innovative! :-) http://sacrilege.org.uk/dresscode.htm

19th Feb.

Rock Lobster - Alternative 80s

at The Q Club

*** £3 Entry / £1.50 b4 11pm / £1 with Flyer ***

Rock Lobster is back... to the 80s!!! Mark & I shall be DJing everything you had thought you had forgotten and possibly wished you did! Playing anything from early 80s punk and new wave to the new romantics and electronica, plus all influences. Lets not forget those special big hair rockers in spandex and make up!Just NO POP!!!(Maybe a little... if you ask nice enough!).

Would be amazing to see you all again as everyone had a great time last month.

So scratch everything and mark this event in your diary now!

22nd Feb.

Wake Up Screaming

at The Kambar

24th Feb.

Rocking gig at the Portland

at The Portland Arms

MANATEES Heavier than a lead whale.

ASTROHENGE Mad as a bag of badgers.

KHUDA Instrumental greatness from Leeds.

TACOMA NARROWS BRIDGE DISASTER Instrumental post-rock from London.

Five pounds on the door / starts just before 8.

FB event here

Thanks for reading,
Chris.

24th Feb.

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Regal (Wetherspoons)

Pub meets are a great opportunity to meet up, relax and chat over a drink.

25th Feb.

Gothsoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

Weekly Friday pubmeets

25th Feb.

Psycho Candy

at The Q Club

The first night of the amazing PsychoCandy with the a blend of alternative rock, pop, and electronica from the wrong side of town.

1st March

Wake Up Screaming

at The Kambar

4th March

Gothsoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

Weekly Friday pubmeets

4th March

Interstellar Overdrive

at The Q Club

"Thanks to everyone for increased attendance this month - and dropping the 'No Tracks after 1990' rule also worked well with 95% of requests being played.

Now The Q Club is holding more events, they are looking to improve the sound and lights, fingers crossed on that one... but want the night to continue in it's current format.

So get your requests in for what / who you want to hear - DJ Richard Watts should be returning for The Po...wer Hour this month, with a Guest DJ in there too... and hopefully some door staff so you don't get overcharged!

If you do get overcharged on the night, do come and find me once you're in and I'll make sure you get a refund and in for free the next time... or if you fancy some beer money, we're recruiting door staff - all you have to do it sit the till, stamp some hands and watch for the late night drinkers trying to sneak in downstairs for free!

If you can help out, please message me, I will let you plus a guest in for free AND pay you £10 for each hour you do - usually it's the 11pm - 1am slots that we're short for. Also cloakroom staff - anyone who wants to work the cloakroom gets the proceeds @ £1 per item - can be split between more than one of you of course.

Thanks once again for keeping the night alive - see you soon.

Taff"

8th March

Wake Up Screaming

at The Kambar

10th March

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

Pub meets are a great opportunity to meet up, relax and chat over a drink.

11th March

Gig: Devilish Presley + Last July + tbc

at The Man on the Moon

Pity For Monsters Presents: Devilish Presley + Last July + TBC + DJ Hellhound Tickets On The Door Only *£5.00*

11th March

Gothsoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

Weekly Friday pubmeets

12th March

Annual General Meeting

at TBC

It's that time of year again, time for the old committee to leave and be replaced by an eager younger generation... or older, or anyone really. If you want to get involved in Cambridge's rock scene, or have something for your CV, then don't be shy, we will be happy to discuss any of the positions with you. The positions that are available are displayed on the front page of the rocksoc website. Otherwise just turn up on the day and have your say in who runs rocksoc, while enjoying the free food.

15th March

Wake Up Screaming

at The Kambar

17th March

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

Pub meets are a great opportunity to meet up, relax and chat over a drink.

18th March

Gothsoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

Weekly Friday pubmeets

18th March

Sacrilege

at The Q Club

From Facebook:

Sacrilege returns to the Q Club on Friday 18th March with guest DJ GothyDude (Hellfyre).

As usual music from resident DJs Alixandrea & Dvae, plus reasonable drinks prices from one of the cheapest bars in town.

This months cloakroom charity collection will be in aid of The Blue Cross. http://www.bluecross.org.uk/

Dress code applies.

http://www.sacrilege.org.uk/

Dress to impress, be daring and innovative! :-)

19th March

Gig: A Deeper Dreed + Chainstoke + Degenerator

at The Portland Arms

Tickets on the door: £5

19th March

Gig: Smokescreen + -AR- + STD + Inamius Theory

at The Man on the Moon

Tickets on the door: £5

19th March

Rock Lobster - Alternative 80s

at The Q Club

*** £3 Entry / £1.50 b4 11pm / £1 with Flyer ***

Rock Lobster is back... to the 80s!!! Darren & Mark shall be DJing everything you had thought you had forgotten and possibly wished you did! Playing anything from early 80s punk and new wave to the new romantics and electronica, plus all influences. Lets not forget those special big hair rockers in spandex and make up!Just NO POP!!!(Maybe a little... if you ask nice enough!).

THIRD SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH!

So scratch everything and mark this event in your diary now!

22nd March

Wake Up Screaming

at The Kambar

23rd March

Buzzard King + Sachanovak

at The Portland Arms

Two great Cambridge-based bands team up to bring you the rock! Tickets on the door, probably around £5.

  • Buzzard King
  • Sachanovak

25th March

Gothsoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

Weekly Friday pubmeets

25th March

ROQ

at The Q Club

DJ Satan and DJ CDO return to the Q Club to play the best of Rock, also featuring the return of Rocksoc legend The Naked DJ (aka Mark Booth) from his recent international tour! All genres and all eras covered. If it's good we'll play it!

Cost: £4 (£3 concessions: Rocksoc, AMS, NUS)

31st March

Subculture

at ARU Students' Union

Club Subculture is bringing you our LAST ARU night of the year (aww...) but we've been planning a smasher to end it all in style, with more metal, rock, alternative music and variations in between, and of course your requests. Put them on the wall below and we'll get them played!

PUBLIC WELCOME - 9pm - 1am (and maybe afterparty in town for those of us who don't want it to end there..?)

This month also features special guest perfor...mances from two awesome bands who you are gonna love, if you don't already..

AWAKE THE EMPIRE; http://www.myspace.com/awaketheempireuk

A hardcore melodic rock band from Cambridge, ATE have supported Elliot Minor, Brigade and My Awesome Compilation. They have been gaining some impressive ground over the past few years, and currently have a headliner gig lined up at the Junction in May, as well as featuring on the top 10 buzz chart at the 'Red Bull Jam' competition, where they are competing with thousands of other bands nationally to play some of the biggest festivals this summer. Give them a listen here and vote them 5 stars whilst you're at it!

http://redbullbedroomjam.com/band/videos/awake-empire-six-power-nothing

FEDERAL BLACK FORTY:

Another talented local Cambridge band, Federal Black 40 are described as commercial hard rock, with classic rock influences. They have previously supported the likes of Soulfly, Hawkwind and Chris Shiflett (of the Foo Fighters) and claim influences from GN’R, The Almighty, Jet and AC/DC.

Listen to them here:

http://www.myspace.com/federalblack40rock

Club night to continue on after the bands!!!

PRICE:

Students & Public on the door : £3.50

AMS members on the door: £3

Advance tickets £2.50 (for everyone)

Advance ticket link to follow shortly.

As always, we'll be providing AMS cards on the door - and the drinks will be decently priced.

This is our last ARU night, but it's not the last you'll hear of us this year. We've got a few things in the pipeline - we'll keep you updated!

Much love

The AMS x


31st March

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

Pub meets are a great opportunity to meet up, relax and chat over a drink. Afterwards, those who wish to can go on to AMS's Subculture event.

If The Elm Tree is too busy, we may relocate to The Tram Depot.

1st April

Blackguard

at The Haymakers, Chesterton Road

All the way from Montreal, Canada comes Blackguard with what they describe as Epic Metal. In support are Cambridge stalwarts Awake and Diminished Fifth.

Tickets on the door, £5.

1st April

Interstellar Overdrive

at The Q Club

Can it be? Have I managed to keep this running for a whole year?!?

Well, from me going into The Q Club in April 2010 as the first rock night in there after re-opening, we now have at least one rock/alternative night in there EVERY weekend of each month, plus improvement to the sound and lighting WITHOUT an increase in door or bar prices!

So come, one and all, to celebrate one year of the ONLY night in Cambridge that plays Just Cla...ssic Rock (not Nu-Metal / Pop Punk et al) --- door discounts as always = £2 for you guys on the FB group - and still the only night in CB that gives door discount to the Over 30s... And you'll be wanting a bottle of Jager behind the bar for free shots for all at midnight, no doubt? Consider it done.

Hopefully more than one guest DJ this time - and at least one (possibly more) RockSoc Presidents in that lineup!

So cut and paste in the following to a message to me or on the event / main I-Od wall if you want in for £2 - and invite a friend along as always!

~~~ \m/ Happy Birthday I-Od! £2 Entry for me, please... \m/ ~~~

2nd April

Unit Nine + Depraved Plague + Iridium

at The Portland Arms

There shall be a metal gig at The Portland Arms, Chesterton Road, Cambridge on Saturday 2nd April. Doors 8pm.

  • Unit Nine (Down-inspired Metal)
  • Depraved Plague (Death Metal)
  • Iridium (Death/Black Metal)

£4 entry or £3 with a flyer from The Q Club or The King Street Run!

2nd April

The Calling

at The Q Club

Get ready for the April Calling. Celebrating the 2011 springtime with a wing-ed theme - fairies, elves, pixies and all other supernaturals welcome!

£4 entry, £3 concessions.

DJ line-up to follow. We want lots of requests in in advance so we don't miss anything out - post ideas below.

Watch this space for more details closer to the time.

5th April

Wake Up Screaming

at The Kambar

7th April

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Regal (Wetherspoons)

Pub meets are a great opportunity to meet up, relax and chat over a drink. If we're lucky, The Regal's beer festival might still be going on.

13th April

Orestea + Vier + To The Lions + Alone With Wolves

at The Portland Arms

From Facebook:

Orestea return to Cambridge in support of their début album Love Lines and Blood Ties. The female-fronted band have stormed stages at Download and Bloodstock with their powerful brand of melodic metal, and look set to rise higher and higher.

Vier, are one of a rare breed — an all-female band with genuine talent. If you like your metal with a high degree of technical skill and song writing ability, but prefer your bands very easy…on the eye, you need to see this band.

To The Lions return to the Cambridge scene after an extended period of studio time and rehearsals with new drummer Mark Richards, gunning hard for the front lines.

Alone With Wolves pull together early Underoath-style metalcore with post-hardcore song structuring to great effect. Do not get to the venue too late to see this band!

Tickets can be purchased on the door for £5 or £4 in advance online.

14th April

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Devonshire Arms

Pub meets are a great opportunity to meet up, relax and chat over a drink.

15th April

Sacrilege

at The Q Club

From Facebook:

Well we made it to one year!! :-D

To celebrate we're having a costume party. From tacky pirate to full regalia, Morticia Addams to your favourite Hammer Horror character. Just don't try 'Chav' fancy dress - you still won't get in! ;-P

As a special extra, we'll be having not one but two guest DJs this month. First up we have DJ Paganflame playing a new romantic/80's set; followed by the return of Sacrilege favourite CyberAndy. Plus resident DJs Alixandrea & Dvae with 'The Best of Sacrilege', playing their favourite tracks from the previous twelve month's playlists. And as if that wasn't enough incentive, there will also be sweets and other goodies.

We will also be giving free entry to anyone who brings us birthday cake! :-)

16th April

Rock Lobster — Alternative 80s

at The Q Club

*** £4 Entry / £2 before 23:00 / ONLY £1.50 WITH FLYER ALL NIGHT ***

Introducing a one-off event… Lobster Rocks! We shall be celebrating everything that “rocked” the 80s including a mash-up of classic 80s covers, movie soundtracks, TV and cartoons, plus the usual dance floor fillers.

To help us with this extraordinary night we have had the privilege of acquiring the talents of Pinkapplejam of Psycho Candy and PhilCore of Massacre creating their own spin, as well as Mark & Darren (Rock Lobster residents) mixing up their own repertoire.

This promises to be a unique and remarkable night. Thanks to everyone who has helped keep this such a fun and enjoyable event and we promise to keep playing if you keep coming!

Rock Lobster resumes EVERY THIRD SATURDAY OF THE MONTH!

21st April

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Empress

Pub meets are a great opportunity to meet up, relax and chat over a drink.

22nd April

Inanimus Theory + No More Heroes + Dethonator + To the Lions

at The Portland Arms

Deathproof Promotions' last gig for a few months featuring some of pou fav's and some new bands to blast your ears and tempt your soul. Tickets: £5

22nd April

ROQ

at The Q Club

DJ Satan and DJ CDO return to the Q Club to play the best of Rock! All genres and all eras covered. If it's good we'll play it! Like the @ROQ page for more info and to make requests.

Cost: £4 (£3 concessions: Rocksoc, AMS, NUS)

28th April

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Maypole

Pub meets are a great opportunity to meet up, relax and chat over a drink.

4th May

Rocksoc cinema trip: Thor

at Cambridge Vue Cinema

By now I'm sure any of you remotely interested in superheroes, Natalie Portman, Norse Mythology or big shiny things, explosions and lasers will have heard of the newly released THOR, promising to be full of all this and much, much more excitement to boot.

If you need any more reason to go then check out the excellent reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, and the trailer.

The film is being shown at Vue at 19:50 on Wednesday 4th; we will meet in the foyer area and buy tickets at around 19:30.

If you're currently experiencing lack-of-WUS withdrawal symptoms like we are, come along and join us! Hope to see you all there!

5th May

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Portland Arms

Pub meets are a great opportunity to meet up, relax and chat over a drink. This week's pub meet coincides with the Firebird + Buzzard King + Snakerama gig at the Portland Arms. If you don't want to pay for the gig, you can still come along for a drink as the bar and gig room are separate.

5th May

Firebird + Buzzard King + Snakerama

at The Portland Arms

Evening of heavy rock/blues headlined by: Firebird (featuring Bill Steer From Carcass, Ludwig Witt from Spiritual Beggars, and Greyum May ex Ozric Tentacles); with local support from Buzzard King and Snakerama.

The Rocksoc pub meet for this week is happening at the same time in the Portland Arms, so join us before and afterwards for a drink.

7th May

Iridium + A Deeper Dreed + Depraved Plague

at The Man on the Moon

£5 entry.

9th May

Unit Nine + Inanimus Theory + Fallen Humanity + Go.Fly.Win

at The Portland Arms

The last date of the Unit 9 tour sees Unit 9, Inanimus Theory, Fallen Humanity and Go.Fly.Win playing The Portland Arms. Doors are at 19:30 and the bands start at 20:00. Tickets: £5 on the door.

10th May

Black Spiders + Japanese Voyeurs + Federal Black 40

at The Haymakers, Chesterton Road

£8.50 adv / £10 otd

  • Black Spiders
  • Japanese Voyeurs
  • Federal Black 40

12th May

Rocksoc pub meet

at Champion of the Thames

Pub meets are a great opportunity to meet up, relax and chat over a drink. If there's not enough space at the Champion of the Thames, we may possibly relocate to the King Street Run just down the road.

19th May

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

Pub meets are a great opportunity to meet up, relax and chat over a drink.

20th May

Ingested + Release the Kraken + The Argent Dawn + Diminished Fifth + Slay That Dog

at The Junction

Ingested, Release the Kraken, The Argent Dawn, Diminished Fifth and Slay That Dog play The Junction. Doors are at 19:00, and tickets are £8 if booked in advance from The Junction's website.

Note: This gig was previously to be headlined by Man Must Die, but they have unfortunately had to pull out. Ingested will headline instead.

20th May

Sacrilege

at The Q Club

Sacrilege, the Q Club's longest running night returns on Friday 20th May with guest DJ Naranek (WUS/The Calling/I-Od).

As usual there will be music from resident DJs Alixandrea & Dvae, plus reasonable drinks prices from one of the cheapest bars in town.

Dress to impress, be daring and innovative! :-)

21st May

Grooving In Green + Last July + Spucktute

at The Portland Arms

Grooving In Green + Last July + Spucktute with DJ GothyDude (Hellfyre)

Doors 7.30pm, Tickets £5 / £4 Conc.

21st May

Rock Lobster — Alternative 80s

at The Q Club

£4 entry / £2 before 23:00 / ONLY £1 WITH FLYER ALL NIGHT / £1 for anyone who goes to the Sacrilege gig beforehand all night

Mark & Philcore of Massacre shall be DJing everything you had thought you had forgotten and possibly wished you did! Playing anything from early 80s punk and new wave to the new romantics and electronica, plus all influences. Let’s not forget those special big hair rockers in spandex and make up! Plus plenty of your favourite 80s cheesy tunes!

Feel free to send any requests through to Mark.

26th May

Rocksoc pub meet

at Cambridge Beer Festival

The time has come, my little friends, to talk of beer and things!

Yes, we will be relocating ourselves to Jesus Green in order to enjoy the delights of Cambridge's 38th beer festival. There will be a wide range of ales, ciders, perries, meads and lagers, along with various savoury food stalls and hot food wagons.

We will be found sitting outside if the weather allows.

Entry is £4 but free to members of CAMRA & CURAS.

An earlier time of seven is proposed as all non-members will have to queue up for entry, and, as the festival closes at half 10, it may be worth arriving in good time to get a few rounds in!

27th May

ROQ

at The Q Club

Another night of Rock and Metal action from across the ages with DJ Satan, DJ CDO and Special guest DJ Mark Lobster (Rock Lobster)!

Cost: £4 (£3 concessions: Rocksoc, AMS, NUS)

After tonight we will be back in two months, alternating with the fantastic Psychocandy on the 4th Friday of the month. So come on down for some awesome ROQ!

2nd June

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Cambridge Blue

Pub meets are a great opportunity to meet up, relax and chat over a drink.

3rd June

Awake + A Deeper Dreed + Mastema

at The Portland Arms

Entry on the door or you can buy advance tickets online from awake.bigcartel.com or from Awake's MySpace page.

3rd June

Sludge Factory

at The Q Club

The factory opens its doors again on FRIDAY 3RD JUNE @ The Q Club, Cambridge.

Playing a mix of Grunge, Rock, Punk & Metal all night long from 9pm until 2am!

Only £3 entry before 11pm!

9th June

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Maypole

Pub meets are a great opportunity to meet up, relax and chat over a drink.

11th June

Screaming Daisies + The Simpletone + Lady Fortune

at The Haymakers, Chesterton Road

Doors open at 19:00.

14th June

Wake Up Screaming

at The Kambar

Wake Up Screaming restarts after exams on the 14th of June, with a £1 discount on entry before 23:00.

16th June

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

Pub meets are a great opportunity to meet up, relax and chat over a drink.

17th June

Sacrilege

at The Q Club

Sacrilege returns to The Q Club on Friday 17th June, and to mark the start of summer, the end of exams and the fact it's both Alixandrea's & Dvae's birthdays this month we are offering £1 entry for everyone.

Plus there'll be two guest DJs this month. First up, making his DJ debut, Nevla (Rome Burns/Last July) playing classic goth from the 80s & 90s; followed by DJ Zombiefied (The Belfry/The Zombie Afterparty) doing what he does best, playing an ebm/industrial set.

As usual there will also be music from resident DJs Alixandrea & Dvae. This month's cloakroom charity collection will be probably be in aid of hedgehogs.

Dress to impress, be daring and innovative! :-)

18th June

May Brawl

at The Portland Arms

This year's may week alternative is confirmed for Saturday 18th June, so mark it in your diaries. Advance tickets are available online. We'll be having a picnic on Jesus Green from 13:00 beforehand, so come along to chill out first!

Headlining: The Prophecy

Hailing from the darkest, deepest part of the UK – West Yorkshire – The Prophecy justifiably headline the 2011 May Brawl having been part of the vibrant UK scene since 2001, releasing several highly-acclaimed albums and playing all over the world.

Comparisons to bands such as My Dying Bride and Paradise Lost would be selling these guys short as they most definitely have brought their own sound and style to the table which has to be seen and heard to be believed. Really amazing stuff which will truly be the icing on the cake when they hit the stage.

Replacing Degenerator are Nya. For those that remember Nya the last time they played Cambridge, you will also remember that due to a number of circumstances that they only had the opportunity to play an extremely short, but amazing set.

To set things right, they have been invited back and alongside a new vocalist, will more than justify their return appearance!

As metalrage.com puts it “…the songs are indeed nicely balanced mixes of catchy choruses, heavy riffing and melodic, harmonious vocals. Their groovy mix of modern (melodic) metal and rock definitely does the job for me…”.

Last but not least are To The Lions, who have been part of many excellent local gigs for quite some time now will be opening the night. Strong off the release of their new Spent Shells EP, expect a solid dose of heavy metal, Cambridge style!

Join us from 13:00 onwards on Jesus Green for some serious chilling before the gig. Bring food, a BBQ if you wish and your own booze and come and laze around for an afternoon!

18th June

Rock Lobster — Alternative 80s

at The Q Club

£4 entry / £2 before 23:00 / £1 off with Flyer

Darren returns this month after missing the last one so the full lobster team is back to make this the BEST ROCK LOBSTER YET!

Darren & Mark shall be DJing everything you had thought you had forgotten and possibly wished you did! Playing anything from early 80s punk, new wave and goth to the new romantics and electronica, plus all influences. Let's not forget cock rock, metal and those special big hair rockers in spandex and make up! And I'm sure plenty of your favourite pop/cheese later on in the night.

21st June

Wake Up Screaming

at The Kambar

Wake Up Screaming continues in Easter 2011, with a £1 discount on entry before 23:00.

23rd June

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Cambridge Blue

Pub meets are a great opportunity to meet up, relax and chat over a drink.

25th June

The Zombie afterparty

at The Q Club

The Launch night of Cambridge's newest Gothic based club night at the Q-Club.

Only £3 entry, £2 with a flyer.

Expect to hear nothing but the best tunes played by our three DJs With two regular DJs from 'The Belfry' Norwich's newest alternative club night, DJ Azrael Blackthorn with traditional gothrock sided in with Deathrock, then DJ Dorian Nephilim with 80s and contemporary electro and DJ Zombiefied (Jake Zombiefied) with his Industrial and EMB sets.

Doors open at 9:00–2:00.

28th June

Wake Up Screaming

at The Kambar

Wake Up Screaming continues in Easter 2011, with a £1 discount on entry before 23:00.

30th June

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Empress

Pub meets are a great opportunity to meet up, relax and chat over a drink.

7th July

Sonisphere

at Knebworth House

From the 8th to the 10th of July, Sonisphere will be taking place at Knebworth House. Rocksoc are coordinating meeting up and camping together on the Facebook event so that people aren't alone!

7th July

Rocksoc pub meet

at Champion of the Thames

Pub meets are a great opportunity to meet up, relax and chat over a drink.

14th July

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

Pub meets are a great opportunity to meet up, relax and chat over a drink.

15th July

Sacrilege

at The Q Club

Sacrilege, the Q Club's longest running club night returns on Friday 15th July with guest DJ Nosegirl (The Calling).

As usual there will be music from resident DJs Alixandrea & Dvae, plus reasonable drinks prices from one of the cheapest bars in town.

This month we are starting a new promotion: £1 Entry for the Fabulous! Impress us with your outfit and get entry for only £1 (see website for details).

Dress to impress, be daring and innovative! :-)

16th July

Rock Lobster — Alternative 80s

at The Q Club

£4 entry / £2 before 23:00 / £1 off with Flyer

Darren & Mark shall be DJing everything you had thought you had forgotten and possibly wished you did! Playing anything from early 80s punk, new wave and goth to the new romantics and electronica, plus all influences. Let's not forget cock rock, metal and those special big hair rockers in spandex and make up! And I'm sure plenty of your favourite pop/cheese later on in the night.

21st July

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Maypole

Pub meets are a great opportunity to meet up, relax and chat over a drink.

22nd July

Nexilva + The Finest Bloodlust + Fall Against Fate + Setence of Eschaton + Broken Torment

at The Man on the Moon

£5 entry on the door.

22nd July

Ten Ton Echo + Albany Down

at The Portland Arms

£4 entry on the door.

22nd July

ROQ

at The Q Club

ROQ is back!

After taking a break for the excellent Psychocandy, DJ Satan and DJ CDO are back with the best mix of Rock, Metal, Industrial, Punk, Grunge and more from all eras.

Cost: £4 (£3 concessions: Rocksoc, AMS, NUS)

Early bird special — only £1 before 22:00.

23rd July

High Voltage

at Victoria Park

For all those planning on attending High Voltage at London's Victoria Park, on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th July.

Tickets are £99 for the two days or £56 for one day.

The line-up includes the almighty Judas Priest and Dream Theater, playing alongside the likes of Slash, Queensrÿche, Thin Lizzy, Thunder, Anathema, Grand Magus and Black Spiders, to name just a few.

The festival also includes its own High Voltage Beer Festival, boasting over 30 types of beer and cider!

28th July

Rocksoc pub meet

at King Street Run

Pub meets are a great opportunity to meet up, relax and chat over a drink.

29th July

Interstellar Overdrive

at The Q Club

Due to a number of circumstances in the last 24 hours, most of which lead to a total lack of classic rock in Cambridge, I-Od is planned to return as a quarterly night on 5th Fridays as they happen. Usual format, even usual DJs if I can get DJ Richard Watts back for the Power Hour…

First Hour this time will be a Sonisphere 2011 Big 4 special – iconic tracks from Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax (for those of you unable to make to to the Fest itself — it was incredible BTW!) – and more of the same plus the usual classic rock tracks from pub chuckout to club chuckout time.

Haymakers — gone. Kambar — gone. So get yourself down to your last Safe Harbour of classic rock in a CB postcode…

Oh alright, FREE ENTRY FOR ALL.

4th Aug.

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Cambridge Blue

Pub meets are a great opportunity to meet up, relax and chat over a drink.

6th Aug.

The Calling

at The Q Club

Changed from the July event, we will be celebrating the 15th anniversary of The Calling in August!

To celebrate the old and the new the theme will be Steampunk meets Medieval. Various surprises will be in store, including prizes for the best dressed from each catetory, and mead on sale for one night only at the bar!

Entry £4, or £3 concessions.

11th Aug.

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

Pub meets are a great opportunity to meet up, relax and chat over a drink.

12th Aug.

Bloodstock Open Air

at Catton Hall

From the 12th to the 14th of August, Bloodstock Open Air will be taking place at Catton Hall. Rocksoc are coordinating meeting up and camping together on the Facebook event so that people aren't alone!

18th Aug.

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Maypole

Pub meets are a great opportunity to meet up, relax and chat over a drink.

19th Aug.

Sacrilege

at The Q Club

The Q Club's longest running club night returns on Friday 19th August with the return of popular guest DJ — Nevla!

As usual there will be music from resident DJs Alixandrea & Dvae, plus reasonable drinks prices from one of the cheapest bars in town.

Don't forget our new promotion: £1 Entry for the Fabulous! Impress us with your outfit and get entry for only £1, see website for details (usual price £4; £3 for concessions).

Dress to impress, be daring and innovative! :-)

20th Aug.

A Deeper Dreed + Federal Black 40 + Mary Kelly

at The Portland Arms

Tickets: £5.

20th Aug.

Rock Lobster — Alternative 80s

at The Q Club

£4 entry / £2 before 23:00 / £1 off with Flyer

July's event yet again was even better than June so let's make August's summertime Rock Lobster the BEST YET!

Mark will be missing this one as he'll be on his honeymoon but Darren & guests shall be DJing everything you had thought you had forgotten and possibly wished you did! Playing anything from early 80s punk, new wave and goth to the new romantics and electronica, plus all influences. Let's not forget cock rock, metal and those special big hair rockers in spandex and make up! And I'm sure plenty of your favourite pop/cheese later on in the night.

24th Aug.

Orestea + Sondura + To The Lions + Death Radio

at The Portland Arms

Doors 19:30. Entry: £5 on the door, £4 advance — Rocksoc Cardholders £4.

Presenting a night of musicianship at the Portland Arms; with technical melody from Orestea, hard rock from Sondura, heavy handed riffing from To The Lions and pornographic 80s thrash from Death Radio, this night will be an all encompassing example of modern rock and metal at its finest.

25th Aug.

Rocksoc pub meet

at Champion of the Thames

Pub meets are a great opportunity to meet up, relax and chat over a drink.

26th Aug.

Alone With Wolves + Into the Neva + Shadow Factory + The Temptress

at The Man on the Moon

£5 entry on the door.

26th Aug.

PsychoCandy Summer Spectacular

at The Q Club

Summer's here and the time is right for another night of PsychoCandy!

Join Raggedyman and PinkAppleJam, along with their special guest DJ Satan, as they blast away the summertime blues with another mixed up night of alternative rock, pop, and electro from the wrong side of town.

There will be two types of Sangria on sale and presents for those who turn up early!

£4 entry, £3 conc./flyers.

£3 entry with flyer, including print outs! Flyer available from Facebook.

27th Aug.

The Peacocks + Speed Kings + Voodoo Ghost Town

at The Man on the Moon

Doors 19:30, £7 entry. Ticket reservations: e-mail lastgangintownuk at yahoo dot co dot uk.

27th Aug.

Shakermaker

at The Q Club

An evening of the best in 90's Indie and Britpop to celebrate the summer Bank Holiday.

Blur, Oasis, Pulp, Happy Mondays, Sleeper, Ash, R.E.M., Suede etc.

£1 Early bird before 10pm. £4 after 10pm. £3 Concessions.

1st Sept.

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

Pub meets are a great opportunity to meet up, relax and chat over a drink.

3rd Sept.

A Thousand Sins — ‘As Truth Decays’ Album Launch

at University Social Club

The time has finally come to release our first album! We have been working on this for the past ten months or so, and it has eventually reached a stage of completion ready for everybody to hear!

The songs sound absolutely awesome, even if I do say so myself! It is a great feeling to have created a piece of work that encompasses all the passion and devotion that we have given, along with our appreciation and respect for heavy metal music in general. We trust you will all get a chance to hear it at some point, and hope you enjoy it!

The evening, hosted by Mark Brown and Jay Roberts:

£4 in advance from WeGotTickets, or £5 on the door.

As Truth Decays album will be on sale for £7.00, and will feature 7 tracks totalling to just under 45 minutes.

3rd Sept.

The Calling

at The Q Club

Following from the success of the 15th Anniversary of The Calling, it's time to prepare Cambridge for yet more awesome music in September!

Entry £4, or £3 concessions (Rocksoc etc).

DJs are… (drumroll!):

  • 21:00–22:30 — Mel
  • 22:30–00:00 — Lucian
  • 00:00–02:00 — Neko

Finally, potentially most importantly: At the Anniversary we gave out some “Inquisition” and “Heretic” tags to suit the occasion. Bring these along on the 3 September for £1 off entry.

8th Sept.

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Cambridge Blue

Pub meets are a great opportunity to meet up, relax and chat over a drink.

15th Sept.

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

Pub meets are a great opportunity to meet up, relax and chat over a drink.

16th Sept.

Sanctify + Distance to Fall + Emcoil

at The Portland Arms

£5 entry.

16th Sept.

Sacrilege

at The Q Club

Sacrilege returns Friday 16th September with guest DJ CyberAndy (WGW/Black Planet).

…and as summer will be over, it'll be the last quiet one of the season, and because we just really don't want your money we're having the special entry price of £1 for everyone all night!

17th Sept.

Rock Lobster — Alternative 80s

at The Q Club

£4 entry / £2 before 23:00 / £1 off with Flyer

Mark and Darren reunite to play all night behind the decks!

We shall be DJing everything you had thought you had forgotten and possibly wished you did! Playing anything from early 80s punk, new wave and goth to the new romantics and electronica, plus all influences. Let's not forget cock rock, metal and those special big hair rockers in spandex and make up! And I'm sure plenty of your favourite pop/cheese later on in the night.

22nd Sept.

Rocksoc pub meet

at King Street Run

Pub meets are a great opportunity to meet up, relax and chat over a drink.

23rd Sept.

ROQ

at The Q Club

After a break for PsychoCandy, ROQ is back on Friday 23rd September to bring the best Rock, Metal, Industrial and many more!

DJ Satan is taking a break this month so DJ CDO will be joined by guest DJs Naranek (Rocksoc, Wake Up Screaming, Interstellar Overdrive) and DJ Kirsty (previous ROQ nights!)

As with the last ROQ, there's an early bird special: Come along before 22:00 and get in for only £1! Coupled with the fantastic selection of premium bottled ciders and ales, there's little reason to be fashionably late! ;-)

Cost: £4 (£3 concessions: Rocksoc, Gothsoc, Jagex, NUS, AMS, etc.)

Early bird special — only £1 before 22:00.

24th Sept.

Carnage in Cambridge

at The Man on the Moon

Generation Graveyard, Junction XIII, Awake, Voidstate, Outright Resistance, Primitive.

£8 entry.

24th Sept.

Rise to Remain + Bleed from Within + The Safety Fire

at The Portland Arms

£8 entry in advance.

26th Sept.

Heights + Feed The Rhino + Unit 9

at The Portland Arms

Advance tickets: £6 from www.greenmind.co.uk.

27th Sept.

Rocksoc pub meet

at King Street Run

This week's pub meet is in conjunction with Anglia Ruskin's Alternative Music Society.

The Rocksoc pub meet starts as usual at 8:30pm, but feel free to turn up earlier for the King Street Run's happy hour starting at 5pm.

29th Sept.

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Maypole

Pub meets are a great opportunity to meet up, relax and chat over a drink.

30th Sept.

Depraved Plague + Komatyzed + The Infernal Sea + Enthralled

at The Man on the Moon

Tickets: £5 on the door.

30th Sept.

Interstellar Overdrive

at The Q Club

I-Od returns as promised as a quarterly event on 5th Fridays as they occur — next one being 30 September 2011.

4th Oct.

Lafaro + Ill Murray + White Label + Umbrella Assassins

at The Portland Arms

Mark yourself as “attending” on the Facebook event page to get on the £4 entry list.

6th Oct.

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Bathouse

Come along to the weekly Rocksoc social/pub meet! Held at a different pub every Thursday — this week at The Bath House. Meet the committee and fellow Rocksoc'ers and enjoy a pint or five.

Meeting beforehand at Great St. Mary's Church for 20:30, then walking to the pub (for freshers and anyone else who doesn't know where the Bath House is).

6th Oct.

Subculture

at The Q Club

Introducing the first Subculture Night with bang! AMS Subculture has moved from the Academy and has taken up residence at the Q-club (1 Station Road) making an appearance once every 2 weeks!

3 DJs to satisfy your musical needs throughout the night, first 20 requests on the events wall will be played!

Prices: AMS Members: £1.50 Students: £2.50 Public: £3

7th Oct.

Church of Noise — October Carnage

at The Corner House

The Church of Noise returns for more carnage. Here's the lowdown:

Firstly, the venue. The night will take place at the Cornerhouse on Newmarket Road, Cambridge. The pub will be turned into a club for the night complete with 2am license and will also feature an additional outside bar and additional capacity.

Mid-way through the night will see a live set from Norwich's answer to Steel Panther and the UK's No.1 Hair Metal tribute band, Pout at the Devil.

If you've been to CoN before you know the score. If you're a CoN virgin…then welcome mwah ha ha ha. The code of the road goes something like this:

DRINK. PARTY. GIRLS. DRINK. HEADBANG. DRINK. AIR GUITAR. GIRLS. DRINK (arrange order of activity to suit).

Entry: £3 advance list (RSVP on Facebook to get on the list), £4 door

7th Oct.

Encryptaeon + Cerberus Cell + TBC

at The Portland Arms

Price: £5 on the door.

7th Oct.

Factory

at The Q Club

Bigger, better, bouncier than ever before and playing an eclectic mix of dance, electronica, rock, punk and grunge. Basically all the tunes that have been keeping the dance floors everywhere full over the last many, many years.

Expect to hear anything from Beck and Beastie Boys to Distillers and Deftones to Nirvana and No Doubt to Prodigy and Pendulum. I'm sure some old school 90s classics will get in there too!

The same rocking DJs, with special guest Raggedyman and Nick Jackson of ROQ, great rocking tunes… Hope to see you all there!

£4 entry/£3 before 23:00/£1 off with flyer.

11th Oct.

Wake Up Screaming

at The Kambar

Wake Up Screaming restarts for Michaelmas 2011, with free entry all night for this night only!

13th Oct.

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Regal (Wetherspoons)

That's right, it's the annual Rocksoc pub crawl! Starting at the Regal, then blazing a trail of destruction through Cambridge via King Street, to finish at the Elm Tree and the Cricketers. If you don't know what pub we're in and want to find us, you can call Andy on 07515 505991, or Lionel on 07972 280736.

13th Oct.

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Regal (Wetherspoons)

The Rocksoc Pub Meet this week will be held at the Regal, as their beer festival's still on! If you're a fresher and didn't get to the first pub meet or the pub crawl last week, this is a great opportunity to meet up with rocksocers old and new in an informal atmosphere.

15th Oct.

Rock Lobster — Alternative 80s

at The Q Club

£4 entry / £2 before 23:00 / £1 off with Flyer

We shall be DJing everything you had thought you had forgotten and possibly wished you did! Playing anything from early 80s punk, new wave and goth to the new romantics and electronica, plus all influences. Let's not forget cock rock, metal and those special big hair rockers in spandex and make up! And I'm sure plenty of your favourite pop/cheese later on in the night.

18th Oct.

Wake Up Screaming

at The Kambar

Wake Up Screaming continues in Michaelmas 2011, with a £1 discount on entry before 23:00.

20th Oct.

Subculture

at The Q Club

AMS Subculture has moved from the Academy and has taken up residence at the Q-club (1 Station Road) making an appearance once every 2 weeks!

3 DJs to satisfy your musical needs throughout the night, first 20 requests on the events wall will be played!

Prices: AMS Members: £1.50 Students: £2.50 Public: £3

21st Oct.

Gore + Detonation + Stuka Squadron + Obscene Entity

at The Man on the Moon

£5 entry.

21st Oct.

Sacrilege: Purple Pumpkin Party!

at The Q Club

Sacrilege 21st October Halloween Special: PURPLE PUMPKIN PARTY!

That time of year is almost upon us and we'll be celebrating it in style again on Friday 21st October. All costumes are welcome, halloween ones especially, but this time to make it a little different from last year we're having a Purple Pumpkin theme! Also if you turn up wearing purple, or indeed a pumpkin(?!!) you'll get in for just £1!

We'll also be having sweets and other treats but don't worry — we won't let Alixandrea go buy all weight-watchers stuff again this time!!! ;-)

We have two guest DJs for you this month. First up we have DJ Nowheregirl (The Calling) playing goth & darkwave classics followed by DJ Paganflame (I-Od/Heresy'n'Heels) playing horror themed classics & mash-ups.

As it's halloween it's only fitting we have the Bat Conservation Trust as our charity cloakroom collection recipient again, it's still year of the bat after all.

23rd Oct.

Vier + To The Lions + Alone With Wolves

at The Corner House

£3 entry, £2 with Rocksoc membership card or student ID.

25th Oct.

Wake Up Screaming

at The Kambar

Wake Up Screaming continues in Michaelmas 2011, with a £1 discount on entry before 23:00.

28th Oct.

PsychoCandy

at The Q Club

PsychoCandy is back with a Halloween themed night filled with the best alternative rock, pop, and electro from the wrong side of town!

Raggedyman and AppleJam, along with their special guest DJ Redcat, invite all the spooks and ghouls to come along and party hard. Costumes encouraged, spot prizes throughout the event, gifts for the early arrivals, and surprises through out the night!

£4 entry, £3 conc./flyers.

29th Oct.

Maidtallica + Voidstate + AR

at The Portland Arms

Entry: £5.00 Door / Doors: 7:45pm / First Band: 8:10pm.

31st Oct.

Firebird + Buzzard King + Sonic Mass

at The Portland Arms

Entry: £6.

31st Oct.

Portland Arms halloween party

at The Portland Arms

Come in your scariest costume for a night of frights. Free shot and cheap gig entry for all customers who look the part.

1st Nov.

Wake Up Screaming

at The Kambar

Wake Up Screaming continues in Michaelmas 2011, with a £1 discount on entry before 23:00.

3rd Nov.

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Hopbine

This week's pub meet is at The Hopbine, and to quote Becky, “they have a beer and cider festival inside the pub, with barrels and everything”.

3rd Nov.

Subculture

at The Q Club

AMS Subculture has moved from the Academy and has taken up residence at the Q-club (1 Station Road) making an appearance once every 2 weeks!

3 DJs to satisfy your musical needs throughout the night, first 10 requests on the events wall will be played!

Prices: AMS Members: £1.50 Students: £2.50 Public: £3

5th Nov.

Freshers' Fair '11

at The Portland Arms

Another great annual Rocksoc event, and this one ties in nicely with the Cambridge fireworks, which just so happens to be less than a two minute walk to the venue!

Conquest of Steel

True Metal stalwarts Conquest of Steel prepare to descend upon our fair city with the intent of playing the most awesome of shows with the most fist pumping, crowd rousing, heavy metal anthems of all time.

If you haven't seen these guys before, now is your chance, and this is something certainly not to be missed. This is Old-school/traditional/NWOBHM style at its finest and most intense so don those patch jackets, unsheath those swords, raise those hammers and if your head falls off due to far too much handbanging, bang with your neck instead!

Dakesis

Power, Rock, Prog, Metal — all of these words could be used to describe Dakesis, but the only real word would be 'Dakesis'. A 5 piece from the deepest, darkest parts of Birmingham, Dakesis have a rapidly expanding fan base that will no doubt include all of you once you have see them live and quite possibly before if you give them a listen (which you really should).

Dethonator

Mix amazing riffs, stellar vocals, thundering drums and an ability to write mindblowing songs and you would come up with Dethonator. A great rock/melodic edge mixed in with the purest metal. Really, really great stuff! "Go see 'em" as someone put it.

Tickets: £4 door/£3 adv. for Rocksoc members (please bring membership card). £5 door/£4 adv. for non-members. Advance tickets are available online.

5th Nov.

The Calling

at The Q Club

Remember remember the 5th November: gunpowder, treason and…the Calling at the Q!

£4 entry, or £3 concessions (Rocksoc/Student cards) £1 further off if you attended the Rocksoc gig earlier in the evening.

DJs to be: Nick Boughton, DJ Paganflame (IOD), and Louise Meats! Look forward to some excellent music, and as ever, we always welcome requests!

Guy Fawkes dress-ups welcome, but we're not going to worry about a costume party this time — think we've had a few too many lately. If you disagree, feel free to doll up! Ghostly sweets will be scattered about the venue.

8th Nov.

Wake Up Screaming

at The Kambar

Wake Up Screaming continues in Michaelmas 2011, with a £1 discount on entry before 23:00.

9th Nov.

Chapman Family + Autistic Ex + Spucktute

at The Corner House

Tickets: £5 on the door. Doors open at 19:45.

10th Nov.

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

This week's pub meet is at The Elm Tree with live music. We might relocate to the First and Last if The Elm Tree gets too full.

12th Nov.

Unit 9 + Snakerama + Inanimus Theory

at The Portland Arms

£5 entry. Doors at 20:00.

12th Nov.

Massacre

at The Q Club

£3 entry, £2 for students, £1.50 with a flyer (available at Alley Cats, The Q Club, the King Street Run, and various other places).

15th Nov.

Exist Immortal + Sentience of Eschaton + Encryptaeon

at The Man on the Moon

15th Nov.

Wake Up Screaming

at The Kambar

Wake Up Screaming continues in Michaelmas 2011, with a £1 discount on entry before 23:00.

17th Nov.

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Devonshire Arms

The pub meet this week is at the Devonshire Arms, known for its good selection of ales and its proximity to the Q Club.

17th Nov.

Subculture

at The Q Club

AMS Subculture has moved from the Academy and has taken up residence at the Q-club (1 Station Road) making an appearance once every 2 weeks!

3 DJs to satisfy your musical needs throughout the night, first 10 requests on the events wall will be played!

Prices: AMS Members: £1.50 Students: £2 Public: £3

18th Nov.

Sacrilege

at The Q Club

Sacrilege XX — Yes that's right we've reached number 20!

We return on Friday 18th November, with guest DJ GothyDude (Hellfyre) plus more to be announced.

Also from this month on we'll be letting you lot in for only £1 before 11pm (usual price £4 / £3 conc.).

19th Nov.

Rock Lobster — Alternative 80s

at The Q Club

£4 entry / £2 before 23:00 / £1 off with Flyer

We shall be DJing everything you had thought you had forgotten and possibly wished you did! Playing anything from early 80s punk, new wave and goth to the new romantics and electronica, plus all influences. Let's not forget cock rock, metal and those special big hair rockers in spandex and make up! And I'm sure plenty of your favourite pop/cheese later on in the night.

22nd Nov.

Wake Up Screaming

at The Kambar

Wake Up Screaming continues in Michaelmas 2011, with a £1 discount on entry before 23:00.

24th Nov.

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Maypole

The pub meet this week is at The Maypole.

25th Nov.

ROQ: Rock Out at the Q Club

at The Q Club

ROQ returns once again for the best of rock, metal, industrial and much more!

This month DJ CDO and DJ Satan will be joined by Raggedyman from PsychoCandy.

Cost: £4 (£3 concessions: Rocksoc, Gothsoc, Jagex, NUS, AMS, etc.)

29th Nov.

Wake Up Screaming

at The Kambar

Wake Up Screaming continues in Michaelmas 2011, with a £1 discount on entry before 23:00.

1st Dec.

Rocksoc pub meet

at Champion of the Thames

The pub meet this week is at The Champion of the Thames.

1st Dec.

Subculture

at The Q Club

AMS & LGBT society present NightWear Before Christmas Pajama party, a night of the best Alternative music from metal and rock through to d&b, hardcore and glam!

Pyjama dress code encouraged but not mandatory…onesies encouraged too.

4 DJs to satisfy your musical needs throughout the night, first 10 requests on the events wall will be played!

Prices: Anyone wearing PJs or a onesie gets in for £1! AMS Members: £1.50 Students: £2 Public: £3

3rd Dec.

The Calling

at The Q Club

Get ready for the last Calling of the year on December 3rd.

£4 entry, or £3 concessions (Rocksoc/Student cards).

8th Dec.

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Fountain

The pub meet this week is at the newly refurbished Fountain.

13th Dec.

Death Metal Night at The Portland Arms

at The Portland Arms

Encryptaeon + Enthralled + Depraved Plague + Fallen Humanity.

Tickets: £5 on the door. Doors open at 19:30; first band starts at 20:00.

15th Dec.

Rocksoc pub meet

at Champion of the Thames

The pub meet this week is at the Champion of the Thames.

30th Dec.

Interstellar Overdrive

at The Q Club

I-Od finishes off 2011 as the Q Club's Christmas party!

31st Dec.

PsychoCandy New Year’s Eve Party

at The Q Club

Want to end 2011 on a high and bring in 2012 with a bang? Then join PsychoCandy as they party in the New Year with a blend of alternative rock, pop, and electro!

Featuring DJ Marcus, DeathBoy & MangoFlush who will be bringing you a hard-partying mix to get you moving.

Old classics, new finds, random picks: it will all be there. And to make sure you get the party you want we will be asking everyone who is coming to send in a request before the event so that we can be sure to have the tracks you want there and ready to go! Yes, put your request below and it will be played!

There will also be a few surprises (some to be announced soon!), a selection of special cocktails and a generally party-hard time.

All this for £6 with flyer or £7 on the door!

So sign up, spread the word, get your party frocks out and your dancing shoes on and make ready to Party In The New Year!