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: 2012

12th Jan.

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Devonshire Arms

The pub meet this week is at the Devonshire Arms.

13th Jan.

Unit 9 + The Conflict Within + Conorach

at The Portland Arms

DeathProof Promotions Presents: A night of full on Metal at the Portland Arms. Starting the New year with a bang! 3 bands that might just be the cause of the Apocalypse! £3 entry.

  • Unit 9
  • The Conflict Within
  • Conorach

17th Jan.

Wake Up Screaming

at The Fountain

Wake Up Screaming starts up afresh in a new location for Lent term 2012, now at The Fountain Inn (on the second floor)! For the first week, we're starting at 22:00 (rather than 21:00 as before).

As a special treat, entry will be £2 for Rocksoc/AMS members and £3 for non-members all night.

19th Jan.

Rocksoc pub meet

at University Social Club

The pub meet this week is at the Winter Beer Festival in the University Social Club. Entry is £2.50 (free for members of CAMRA, CURAS and the University of Cambridge).

21st Jan.

Rock Lobster — Alternative 80s

at The Q Club

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

We kick off 2012 with our one year anniversary at the Q Club! With giveaways, free shots and more! Further details to appear very soon.

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.

24th Jan.

Wake Up Screaming

at The Fountain

Wake Up Screaming continues in a new location for Lent term 2012, now at The Fountain Inn (on the second floor)!

As a special treat, entry will be £2 for Rocksoc/AMS members and £3 for non-members all night.

26th Jan.

Subculture

at The Q Club

Recover from exams and coursework with some BAD MEDICINE at the first Subculture of the year. We're back and better than ever bringing you a night of: Metal/Rock/Glam/Mosh, with all new free giveaways!

4 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

27th Jan.

Supermassive Black Hole

at The Q Club

Interstellar Overdrive presents Supermassive Black Hole.

Following the success of the rock karaoke at I-Od on 30th December & in response to popular demand we are pleased to announce the return of Supermassive Black Hole – an all-eras / genres rock party night – with more rock karaoke.

DJs will be DJ Pagan Flame with more to be confirmed, rock karaoke from 11pm… doors from 9pm, usual discounts for Rocksoc / Gothsoc / NUS / AMS etc — and of course the only night in town to give discount to the OVER 30s (crow's feet and grey hairs are acceptable as ID…).

As usual, anyone in the I-Od Facebook group gets in for half price (£2) — just post on the event or group wall that you want in for half price, and it shall be done.

28th Jan.

Sacrilege

at The Q Club

Sacrilege is back for one last time on Saturday 28th January and we'll be going out with a bang and bringing you four guest DJs, plus our very own DJ Nowheregirl:

  • DJ Armand (Oblivion/ClubIncarnate)
  • DJ Cassiel (Hades/Beer Keller)
  • DJ GothyDude (WGW/Hellfyre)
  • DJ Reanimator (Hellfyre)

We'll be letting you lot in for only £1 before 10pm (usual price £4 / £3 conc.).

31st Jan.

Wake Up Screaming

at The Fountain

Wake Up Screaming continues in a new location for Lent term 2012, now at The Fountain Inn (on the second floor)!

4th Feb.

Rock Stock at The Cow

at The Cow

Bad Touch, Stoker, Ruffnecks. £3 entry (£2 for AMS members).

4th Feb.

The Calling

at The Q Club

Get ready for possibly the last Calling ever.

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

7th Feb.

Wake Up Screaming

at The Fountain

Wake Up Screaming continues in a new location for Lent term 2012, now at The Fountain Inn (on the second floor)!

9th Feb.

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Hopbine

The pub meet this week is at the Hopbine.

9th Feb.

Subculture

at The Q Club

Subculture is back for its second appearence of the year with a special entry fee of £1 for all AMS members! Come on down for a night of great Metal/Rock/Glam/Mosh and much more!

Prices: AMS Members: £1 (special price!) Students: £2.50 Public: £3

10th Feb.

Gothsoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

Come one and all to the Elm Tree, for libations in the form of rare ales, german beers, mead and ciders galore…

11th Feb.

Massacre

at The Q Club

£3 entry, £1.50 in fancy dress.

14th Feb.

Wake Up Screaming

at The Fountain

Wake Up Screaming continues in a new location for Lent term 2012, now at The Fountain Inn (on the second floor)!

18th Feb.

Rocksoc tea shop crawl

at Michaelhouse Café

Rocksoc's annual tradition of holding the hallowed teashop crawl is almost upon us! In true hardcore fashion (by 'hardcore' we mean 'civilised') we shall be delving through some of Cambridge's finest tea establishments in order to stock up on copious amounts of caffeine and cake.

The crawl will be taking place on Saturday 18th February, beginning at 12pm at Michaelhouse Café near St Mary's Church (see map below).

Other places on route may include: Auntie's Teashop, The Green Coffee Company (in the Guildhall), King's Café, Tatties, Rainbow Café, University Centre Grad's Café

Locations are subject to change - if you're joining us on route then phone:

  • Becky - 07786112363
  • Andy - 07515505991
  • Lionel - 07972280736

18th Feb.

Rock Lobster — Alternative 80s

at The Q Club

£4 entry / £2 before 23:00 / £1 off with flyer or keyring

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.

21st Feb.

Wake Up Screaming

at The Fountain

Wake Up Screaming continues in a new location for Lent term 2012, now at The Fountain Inn (on the second floor)!

23rd Feb.

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Maypole

The pub meet this week is at the Maypole.

28th Feb.

Wake Up Screaming

at The Fountain

Wake Up Screaming continues in a new location for Lent term 2012, now at The Fountain Inn (on the second floor)!

1st March

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Corner House

This week's pub meet is set to coincide with a rather tasty looking gig at the Corner House (only £2 entry for Rocksoc members). Black Polaris + To The Lions + Distance To Fall + Lucy Played With Fire.

More info on the gig here: https://www.facebook.com/events/223699754386018/.

3rd March

The Calling

at The Q Club

February saw the Calling take a bit of a scare with a potential loss of venue. A heartfelt thank you to all of you who came along, offered support, and generally demonstrated just how important it is to maintain this scene in Cambridge! Let’s keep it up!

So, for the first Saturday of March, come join us again for a third night of EBM, industrial, goth and 80s delights. I can confirm we will be seeing the return of DJ Cassiel to play alongside resident DJ Neko.

As always, our starter hour (21:00–22:00) is up for grabs, so if you would like to try your hand, get in touch! If not this month, what about another?

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

5th March

InMe

at The Junction

6th March

Wake Up Screaming

at The Fountain

Wake Up Screaming continues in a new location for Lent term 2012, now at The Fountain Inn (on the second floor)!

8th March

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Devonshire Arms

The pub meet this week (the last with the current committee!) is at the Devonshire, chosen for its excellent selection of ales as well as its proximity to the Q Club for Subculture.

8th March

Subculture — Pirates of Cambridge

at The Q Club

AYE TO YE LAND LUBBERS come down AND GET KEEL HAULED at a very special PIRATE THEMED night of great Metal/Rock/Glam/Mosh and much more!

Prices: AMS & Rocksoc members: £1.50, Students: £2.50, Public: £3.00

9th March

Annual General Meeting

at Clare Gatehouse

Come and vote for the new Rocksoc committee, there will be free snacks and beer! The AGM will be followed by a trip to a pub to celebrate.

You could be on the next committee! You don't need to have been on the committee before to apply for any position, though all relevant experience (and of course enthusiasm) is welcomed.

As well as making sure Rocksoc continues to run smoothly, getting your own say and having something impressive to put on your CV, you also get to hang out with an awesome bunch of people!

If you'd like more information on any of the positions available, you'll find all of our respective emails on the feedback page.

9th March

Gothsoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

Once again it's time to meet for real ale, real cider, Belgian beer and mead in pleasant surroundings.

10th March

Annual General Meeting

at Clare Gatehouse

The time is nearing for the current committee to hang up our leather jackets, figuratively speaking, and pass the mantle of running Rocksoc down to a new committee!

There will be nibbles and snacky things provided, and most importantly — FREE BEER!

If you'd like more information on any of the positions available, you'll find all of our respective emails on the feedback page.

10th March

Massacre

at The Q Club

As this is the last ever night for Massacre we will be charging a standard £3 entry; flyers will not get you a discount this time around.

13th March

Wake Up Screaming

at The Fountain

Wake Up Screaming continues in a new location for Lent term 2012, now at The Fountain Inn (on the second floor)!

15th March

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Hopbine

This week's pub meet will be at the Hopbine. Come along and meet the new committee if you haven't already done so!

16th March

We Are Godzilla + This Broken Empire + Paper Soldiers

at The Portland Arms

£4 entry on the door.

16th March

Gothsoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

Once again it's time to meet for real ale, real cider, Belgian beer and mead in pleasant surroundings. After the Elm closes, some may continue at the First and Last.

17th March

Rock Lobster — Alternative 80s

at The Q Club

£4 entry / £2 before 23:00 / £1 off with flyer or keyring

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 March

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

This week's pub meet will be at the Elm Tree.

22nd March

Subculture

at The Q Club

Get your glam on as we have many special treats for you as a FINAL SUBCULTURE with a night of Glam/Rock/Metal/Classics/Mosh and much more!

Prices: AMS & Rocksoc members: £1.50, Students: £2.50, Public: £3.00

23rd March

Gothsoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

What better way to celebrate the equinoctial season — real ale, real cider, Belgian beer, mead, and maybe there will even be lamb flavoured crisps…

24th March

A Deeper Dreed + Smokescreen + AnarKaos + The Crow Garden

at The Man on the Moon

Tickets: £3 for Rocksoc/AMS members, £5 otherwise.

27th March

Wake Up Screaming

at The Fountain

Wake Up Screaming will still run over the Easter holidays at The Fountain Inn.

29th March

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Cambridge Blue

This week's pub meet will be at The Cambridge Blue.

30th March

Gothsoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

Once again it's time to head to the Elm Tree for real ale, real cider, Belgian beer, mead etc. After the Elm closes, no doubt some will continue in the First and Last next door.

31st March

Awake + Mastema + Bliss of the Outsider + Evening Meal and the After Party

at The Portland Arms

Entry: £4, but £3 for Rocksoc members (upon proving membership).

2nd April

Orestea + Black Iris + The The Lions + Distance to Fall

at The Corner House

Entry: £3 on the door.

5th April

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Pickerel

This week's pub meet will be at The Pickerel.

6th April

Lemon Escapades + DTSP + The Imaginary Minstrels + Molasses Live

at The Man on the Moon

Entry: £4.

6th April

Gothsoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

As usual, meet at the Elm Tree for real ale, real cider, Belgian beer, mead etc. There are a lot of other things happening, so I won't try to predict how the night will progress.

7th April

The Calling

at The Q Club

April's event sees in Easter so anyone who chooses to dress as a bunny gets in for free! Other costumes might be able to be negotiated in advance.

So, get on down for another night of EBM, industrial, goth and 80s wonders. Your darstardly DJs of the night will be Zahnrad Soldat and Neko. Door ninjas welcomed.

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

10th April

Wake Up Screaming

at The Fountain

Wake Up Screaming will still run over the Easter holidays at The Fountain Inn.

12th April

Rocksoc pub meet

at King Street Run

This week's pub meet will be at The King Street Run.

13th April

Gothsoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

Time once again to head the pub for real ale, real cider, Belgian beer, mead etc. After the Elm closes, some will no doubt continue at the First and Last next door.

14th April

Last July + Spuctute + Autistic Ex

at The Corner House

Free entry!

19th April

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Maypole

This week's pub meet will be at The Maypole.

20th April

Inanimus Theory + Scar City + Super Love Giant

at The Portland Arms

£4 entry on the door.

20th April

The Shame + 28 Boulevard

at The Corner House

Start time is a guess.

20th April

Gothsoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

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20th April

Bad Medicine

at The Q Club

Opening night of Cambridge’s latest rock club night, Bad Medicine. Entry: £4, £3 before 23:00 and £2 for students. Free shot on entry!

21st April

Rock Lobster — Alternative 80s

at The Q Club

£4 entry / £2 before 23:00 / £1 off with flyer or keyring

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.

23rd April

The Von Nitros + Dogstate + Tiger Blue + James White & Tom McLaughlin

at The Portland Arms

Entry: £5.

24th April

Wake Up Screaming

at The Fountain

Wake Up Screaming continues for the first four weeks of Easter term at The Fountain Inn.

25th April

Ill Murray + The Brownies + Dirty Cousins

at The Portland Arms

Free entry!

26th April

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Hopbine

This week's pub meet will be at The Hopbine.

27th April

Cambridge Rock Festival

at Haggis Farm Polo Club

£49 for 3 days.

27th April

Gothsoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

With the rain forecast to stop this evening, the perfect opportunity to get out of your place of shelter and enjoy some real ale, real cider, Belgian beer, mead or whatever tipple you prefer.

28th April

Beat the Red Light + John Player Specials + Washed Up + Pressure Drop Soundsystem DJs

at The Man on the Moon

£4 entry.

1st May

Wake Up Screaming

at The Fountain

Wake Up Screaming continues for the first four weeks of Easter term at The Fountain Inn.

3rd May

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Devonshire Arms

This week's pub meet will be at The Devonshire Arms.

4th May

Gothsoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

May the Fourth be with you! The droids you're looking for are at the Elm Tree, drinking real ale, real cider, Belgian beer and mead, amongst other things. After the Elm Tree closes, no doubt some will nip across to the First and Last for more drinking.

4th May

Bad Medicine

at The Q Club

Bad Medicine returns! Entry: £4, £3 before 23:00 and £2 for students. Free shot on entry!

5th May

The Calling

at The Q Club

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

8th May

Wake Up Screaming

at The Fountain

This is the last Wake Up Screaming before we stop for exams. WUS will return at The Fountain Inn in June!

10th May

Rocksoc pub meet

at Champion of the Thames

This week's pub meet will be at The Champion of the Thames.

11th May

The Brains + Graveyard Johnnys + Henry and the Bleeders

at The Man on the Moon

Tickets: £7 advance (from http://www.lastgangintownuk.net/), £8 on the door.

11th May

Gothsoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

Drinks, as usual, at The Elm Tree.

12th May

Volition

at The Q Club

Giving away a copy of Ashes of the Wake by Lamb of God to one lucky person. See the Facebook page for more information.

15th May

Alkaline Trio

at The Junction

Tickets: £16.50 in advance from The Junction's booking website.

17th May

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Portland Arms

This week's pub meet will be at The Portland Arms.

18th May

Six Hour Sundown + Mothers Anger + Thirteen + Stormborn

at The Portland Arms

£5 entry.

18th May

Radar + Home Salvation + Bliss of the Outsider

at The Man on the Moon

£4 entry.

18th May

Gothsoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

Time once again to meet at the Elm Tree for real ale, real cider, Belgian beer, mead etc. After the Elm closes, some may well carry on in the First and Last nearby.

18th May

Bad Medicine

at The Q Club

Bad Medicine returns! Entry: £4, £3 before 23:00 and £2 for students. Free shot on entry!

19th May

Beguiled

at The Portland Arms

Modern day classic and progressive rock in the vein of bands such as Porcupine Tree and Dream Theatre. Tickets are £5 in advance, or £6.50 on the door.

19th May

Rock Lobster — Alternative 80s

at The Q Club

£4 entry / £2 before 23:00 / £1 off with flyer or keyring

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 May

Gallon Drunk + Long Bone Trio

at The Portland Arms

Punk/Rockabilly/Blues. Tickets: £10 in advance.

24th May

Rocksoc pub meet

at Jesus Green

This week's pub meet will be at the Real Ale Festival! We’ll be starting at 17:00. Entry to the festival is £4.

25th May

The First + Awake the Empire + Lost @ Seven + Adelaide + Cali

at The Junction

Tickets available from The Junction box office.

26th May

Last Gang in Town + The Alley Club + Intensified

at The Man on the Moon

Entry: £6.

30th May

Hopeless Heroic + The Little Hounds + Press to Meco + This is Not An Exit

at The Portland Arms

Entry: £5 (or £4 if you dress as the undead!). Over 18s only (ID on entry).

31st May

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Maypole

This week’s pub meet shall take place at The Maypole.

31st May

The Jo Burt Experience + Star Scream + Captain Horizon

at The Portland Arms

£7 entry (£5 in advance).

Jo Burt made a name for himself playing bass with bands such as Black Sabbath, Freddie Mercury, Virginia Wolf, Bob Geldof and many others. He currently front his own band: The Jo Burt Experience, which also features ex-members of Van Morrison, Meatloaf and Robbie Williams.

1st June

Gothsoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

Time once again to meet at the Elm Tree for real ale, real cider, Belgian beer, mead etc. After the Elm closes, some may well carry on in the First and Last nearby.

1st June

Bad Medicine

at The Q Club

Bad Medicine returns fortnightly! Entry: £4, £3 before 23:00 and £2 for students. Free shot on entry!

2nd June

Brit Floyd

at The Corn Exchange

Pink Floyd tribute show. Tickets: £27.50 + £2 booking fee.

2nd June

The Calling

at The Q Club

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

7th June

Bad Manners

at The Junction

Ska-pop legends. Tickets: £19 in advance.

7th June

Rocksoc pub meet

at King Street Run

This week’s pub meet shall take place at The King Street Run.

8th June

Download Festival

at Donington Park

From the 8th to the 10th of June, Rocksoc members will be attending Download Festival at Donington Park.

8th June

Exit State + The Mojo Slide + Home Salvation

at The Man on the Moon

£5 entry.

9th June

Coffin Nails + Mojo Kings + The Zipheads + Last Gang in Town DJs

at The Man on the Moon

£7 entry.

11th June

Stevie Moore + Les Aventures Sous La Mer + The Doozer

at The Portland Arms

Tickets: £8.50 in advance.

12th June

Wake Up Screaming

at The Fountain

Wake Up Screaming returns after exams at The Fountain Inn!

14th June

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Cambridge Blue

This week’s pub meet shall take place at The Cambridge Blue.

15th June

Cinema Wave + The Mojo Slide + Audiofire

at The Portland Arms

£4 entry.

15th June

Echo Trails + Eureka Stockade + Ten Tigers

at The Portland Arms

£5 entry.

15th June

Gothsoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

Time once again to meet at the Elm Tree for real ale, real cider, Belgian beer, mead etc. After the Elm closes, some may well carry on in the First and Last nearby.

15th June

Bad Medicine

at The Q Club

Bad Medicine returns fortnightly! Entry: £4, £3 before 23:00 and £2 for students. Free shot on entry!

16th June

May Brawl

at The Portland Arms

This year's may week alternative is on Saturday 16th June. Headlining are Evil Scarecrow, supported by A Deeper Dreed and Coronach!

Entry: £4 for Rocksoc members, £5 for non-members.

16th June

Rock Lobster — Alternative 80s

at The Q Club

£4 entry / £2 before 23:00 / £1 off with flyer or keyring

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.

17th June

Murray Edwards’ Garden Party

at Murray Edwards college

It is a Rocksoc tradition to attend the Murray Edwards garden party. Contact a university Rocksoc member to get your ticket!

19th June

Wake Up Screaming

at The Fountain

Wake Up Screaming returns after exams at The Fountain Inn!

20th June

All the Young + Prince Among Thieves + The Beautiful Sleazy

at The Portland Arms

Tickets: £8 in advance from greenmind.co.uk.

20th June

Glass City Vice + This Boy + Pacific

at The Man on the Moon

Entry: £4 (or £3 with NUS card).

21st June

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Pickerel

This week’s pub meet shall take place at The Pickerel.

22nd June

Gothsoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

Time once again to meet at the Elm Tree for real ale, real cider, Belgian beer, mead etc. After the Elm closes, some may well carry on in the First and Last nearby.

26th June

Sweet Empire + Beverley Kills + It's Not OK! + Victory Points

at The Portland Arms

£5 entry.

27th June

Bat Country + Screech of an Eagle + Centimes

at The Portland Arms

£4 entry.

28th June

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

This week’s pub meet shall take place at The Elm Tree.

29th June

Gothsoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

Time once again to meet at the Elm Tree for real ale, real cider, Belgian beer, mead etc. After the Elm closes, some may well carry on in the First and Last nearby.

2nd July

Adrenaline Mob

at The Junction

Tickets: £16.50 in advance.

5th July

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Hopbine

This week’s pub meet shall take place at The Hopbine.

6th July

Unit 9 + The Conflict Within + To The Lions + Invasive

at The Portland Arms

More details to follow on the Facebook page.

6th July

Gothsoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

Time once again to meet at the Elm Tree for real ale, real cider, Belgian beer, mead etc. After the Elm closes, some may well carry on in the First and Last nearby.

6th July

Bad Medicine

at The Q Club

Bad Medicine returns fortnightly! Entry: £4, £3 before 23:00 and £2 for students. Free shot on entry!

7th July

Fight with Honour + Coronach + Agonyst + Obscene Entity

at The Man on the Moon

£3 entry, start time is unconfirmed.

7th July

The Calling

at The Q Club

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

11th July

The Varsity + Sheesh + 28 Boulevard

at The Corner House

Time approximate, price unknown.

12th July

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Tivoli

This week’s pub meet shall take place at The Tivoli for Wetherspoon’s summer cider festival.

13th July

Mothership — Led Zeppelin tribute band

at The Junction

Tickets: £10 (£8 for concessions).

13th July

Gothsoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

Time once again to meet at the Elm Tree for real ale, real cider, Belgian beer, mead etc. After the Elm closes, some may well carry on in the First and Last nearby.

14th July

Mallory Knox + Never Means Maybe + We Are Fiction + Awake the Empire + Lost at Seven

at The Junction

Tickets: £7 in advance.

14th July

Screen People + Super Love Giant + Acoustic Guy + Aleatoric

at The Portland Arms

£5 entry.

14th July

Volition

at The Q Club

Entry: £4 (or £3 before 23:00).

17th July

Gnarwolves + Dividers + Pipedream + Bouquet + First Breath

at The Corner House

£4 entry.

19th July

Four Undercover Kings + more

at The Portland Arms

£5 entry. More bands TBA.

19th July

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Devonshire Arms

This week’s pub meet shall take place at The Devonshire Arms.

20th July

Late Night Fiction + Alone with the Wolves + City Lights + The Abstracts

at The Man on the Moon

£5 entry.

20th July

The Winter Kings reunion gig

at The Portland Arms

Tickets: £6 on the door, or £5 in advance (e-mail twkreunite@gmail.com).

20th July

Gothsoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

Time once again to meet at the Elm Tree for real ale, real cider, Belgian beer, mead etc. After the Elm closes, some may well carry on in the First and Last nearby.

20th July

Bad Medicine

at The Q Club

Bad Medicine returns fortnightly! Entry: £4, £3 before 23:00 and £2 for students. Free shot on entry!

21st July

Great Mistakes + Sound City Riot Act + Motortapes + The Breach

at The Portland Arms

Entry: £5 (or £4 for concessions).

21st July

Rock Lobster — Alternative 80s

at The Q Club

£4 entry / £2 before 23:00 / £1 off with flyer or keyring

Guest DJs for July and August while both Darren and Mark's sons are born!

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.

26th July

Voidstate + Encryptaeon + AnarKaos

at The Portland Arms

Entry: £5.

26th July

Rocksoc pub meet

at The County Arms

This week’s pub meet shall take place at The County Arms.

27th July

Gothsoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

Time once again to meet at the Elm Tree for real ale, real cider, Belgian beer, mead etc. After the Elm closes, some may well carry on in the First and Last nearby, though there's also Psychocandy at the Q Club.

28th July

Screaming Venom + support

at The Portland Arms

Entry: £5.

2nd Aug.

Cradle of Filth

at The Junction

Tickets: £15 in advance.

2nd Aug.

Rocksoc pub meet

at Live & Let Live

This week’s pub meet shall take place at The Live and Let Live.

3rd Aug.

A Deeper Dreed + Scar City + Lamb Dog

at The Portland Arms

Entry: £5.

4th Aug.

Ill Murray + Dirty Cousins + Forest + Prince Among Thieves

at The Portland Arms

Entry: £5.

4th Aug.

The Calling

at The Q Club

The Calling has been running for over 16 years now — and we'd like to celebrate it in style. To that end, the August event shall see a masquerade ball taking place.

Prizes for the best dressed, mead on sale, and sweets & glowsticks shall be available in abundance.

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

We will be welcoming back all DJs who have played at the Calling over the years, so if you have any special requests, get them in now! Confirmed attendees shall be updated here as they come. To include so far:

  • Nyanpire
  • Cassiel
  • Neko
  • Zahnrad Soldat
  • Wanderlust

7th Aug.

The Peacocks + Thirteen Shots + Last Gang in Town DJs

at The Man on the Moon

£6 entry (£5 with Rebellion 2012 wristband).

9th Aug.

Bloodstock Open Air

at Catton Hall

From the 9th to the 13th 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!

9th Aug.

Rocksoc pub meet

at Champion of the Thames

This week’s pub meet shall take place at The Champion of the Thames.

16th Aug.

Bad Ideas + Gnarwolves + The Doublecross + Young Attenborough

at The Corner House

A night of punk rock. Tickets: £6 on the door, £5 in advance.

16th Aug.

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Portland Arms

This week’s pub meet shall take place at The Portland Arms.

17th Aug.

Narrow Sound + guests

at The Corner House

Time approximate.

17th Aug.

Gothsoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

Time once again to meet at the Elm Tree for real ale, real cider, Belgian beer, mead etc. After the Elm closes, some may well carry on in the First and Last nearby.

18th Aug.

Guns and Roses tribute

at The Portland Arms

Tickets: £6.

18th Aug.

Rock Lobster — Alternative 80s

at The Q Club

£4 entry / £2 before 23:00 / £1 off with flyer or keyring

Guest DJs for July and August while both Darren and Mark's sons are born!

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.

20th Aug.

That Fucking Tank + Tim Holehouse + Guns or Knives + Turtle Lamone

at The Corner House

Tickets: £4 in advance or £5 on the door.

23rd Aug.

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Maypole

This week’s pub meet shall take place at The Maypole.

24th Aug.

Legend In Japan + Electric Layne + Monet

at The Corner House

Free entry! Time approximate.

24th Aug.

The Dawn Chorus + Paul Goodwin + Sam Inglis

at The Portland Arms

Acoustic rock. Entry: £4.

24th Aug.

Gothsoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

Time once again to meet at the Elm Tree for real ale, real cider, Belgian beer, mead etc. After the Elm closes, some may well carry on in the First and Last nearby.

24th Aug.

Superstition

at The Q Club

£4 entry/£3 before 23:00.

One night only: a night of 60s/70s Funk, Soul, Motown & Rock.

25th Aug.

Band of Skulls

at The Junction

Tickets: £15 in advance.

25th Aug.

Bootscraper + Ed Ache + Last Gang In Town DJs

at The Man on the Moon

Entry: £5.

30th Aug.

Nexilva + Finisher + Black Polaris + To The Lions + The Colour Line

at The Man on the Moon

Entry: £4.

30th Aug.

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Cambridge Blue

This week’s pub meet shall take place at The Cambridge Blue.

31st Aug.

Gothsoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

Time once again to meet at the Elm Tree for real ale, real cider, Belgian beer, mead etc. After the Elm closes, some may well carry on in the First and Last nearby.

1st Sept.

Beguiled

at The Portland Arms

An evening of classic rock. Tickets: £6.50 on the door, or £5 in advance.

1st Sept.

The Calling

at The Q Club

Get ready for the September Calling! DJs are Neko, Wanderlust and ChaosJester.

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

6th Sept.

Alone with Wolves + Wrecktheplacefantastic

at The Portland Arms

Hardcore/Post-hardcore.

6th Sept.

Rocksoc pub meet

at King Street Run

This week’s pub meet shall take place at The King Street Run.

7th Sept.

Tim Holehouse + Skin for a Canvas

at The Corner House

Doors open at 19:00.

7th Sept.

Bad Medicine

at The Q Club

Bad Medicine returns fortnightly! Entry: £4, £3 before 23:00. Free shot on entry for the first 25 to arrive!

8th Sept.

StringFest

at The Corner House

Punk rock extravaganza. Tickets: £10 from WeGotTickets.

8th Sept.

Mark Ellis + The Spaghetti Faction + Dexy and the Hand Me Downs + Mouse Drawn Cart

at The Portland Arms

Entry: £5 or £4 in advance/for concessions.

8th Sept.

Mad Hatter's Tea Party

at The Q Club

Burlesque club night. Entry: £4 until 01:00, but the first 20 people to arrive get in free!

9th Sept.

Dropout Dan + Alice Nicholls + B-Sydes

at The Corner House

Free entry!

13th Sept.

Sam Russo + Jason Welt + Allegra Shock

at The Portland Arms

Entry: £5.

13th Sept.

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Salisbury Arms

This week’s pub meet shall take place at The Salisbury Arms.

14th Sept.

Sheesh + Jakobi + Not Penny's Boat

at The Corner House

Entry: unknown. Start time: unknown.

15th Sept.

Rock Lobster — Alternative 80s

at The Q Club

£4 entry / £2 before 23:00 / £1 off with flyer or keyring

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.

20th Sept.

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Hopbine

This week’s pub meet shall take place at The Hopbine.

21st Sept.

The Pink Floyd Dimension

at The Junction

Tickets: £12 in advance.

21st Sept.

A History of Bad Men + Post + Kelper Derecho

at The Corner House

Free entry.

22nd Sept.

As Diabatz + Luna Vegas + The Zipheads

at The Man on the Moon

Psychobilly/Rockabilly/Ska gig. Tickets: £6 in advance, or £7 on the door.

22nd Sept.

Sulks and Towns + Prince Among Thieves

at The Corner House

Tickets: £7.50 in advance.

22nd Sept.

Volition

at The Q Club

Entry: £3 before 23:00, or £4 afterwards; but £1 off if you have a Volition flyer! First 25 people to arrive get a free shot.

23rd Sept.

Rockin’ Through the Ages

at The Corn Exchange

A night of classic rock anthems. Tickets: £18.50 (or £16.50 for students).

25th Sept.

28 Boulevard EP Launch + The Varsity and The Abstracts

at The Man on the Moon

Entry: £4 in advance, or £5 on the door. Everyone attending gets a free copy of the EP!

25th Sept.

Wake Up Screaming

at The Fountain

Wake Up Screaming returns after the holidays at The Fountain Inn!

26th Sept.

The Dirt Tracks + Screen People + The Breach

at The Corner House

Free entry.

27th Sept.

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

This week’s pub meet shall take place at The Elm Tree.

27th Sept.

Subculture

at The Q Club

Freshers’ traffic light party!

Prices: AMS members (join at ARU freshers’ fair): £1.50, Students: £3.00, Public: £4.00

28th Sept.

Gothsoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

Time once again to meet at the Elm Tree for real ale, real cider, Belgian beer, mead etc. After the Elm closes, some may well carry on in the First and Last nearby, and others will head off to the Q Club for Psychocandy.

28th Sept.

PsychoCandy

at The Q Club

Entry: £3 with flyer, £5 without.

29th Sept.

Colonel McKenziesGlorious Truth + The Good Hookers + Mandingos

at The Corner House

Rock/Hard rock. Free entry!

2nd Oct.

Wake Up Screaming

at The Fountain

Freshers' week Wake Up Screaming at The Fountain Inn! If you've never been before we'd love to meet you. =)

4th Oct.

Lampeater + Motor Oil + Confidence

at The Corner House

Punk rock. Price and start time unknown.

4th Oct.

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Portland Arms

This week’s pub meet shall take place at The Portland Arms.

5th Oct.

The Virginmarys + The Simpletone

at The Corner House

Tickets: £7.50 in advance from kililive.com.

5th Oct.

Gothsoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

Time once again to meet at the Elm Tree for real ale, real cider, Belgian beer, mead etc. After the Elm closes, some may well carry on in the First and Last nearby.

5th Oct.

Bad Medicine

at The Q Club

Bad Medicine returns fortnightly! Entry: £4, £3 before 23:00. £2 for students all night. Free shot on entry!

6th Oct.

Grand opening of the Portland’s new gig room

at The Portland Arms

Twelve Clay Feet + Beverley Kills + Forest + Jazz will be playing. Tickets: £5 in advance (from wegottickets.com) or £6 on the door.

6th Oct.

Depraved Plague + Obscene Entity + Scar City

at The Boathouse

Entry: £5.

6th Oct.

The Calling

at The Q Club

Get ready for the October Calling!

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

9th Oct.

Wake Up Screaming

at The Fountain

Wake Up Screaming continues in Michaelmas term 2012.

11th Oct.

Freshers’ pub crawl

at The Regal (Wetherspoons)

We’ll start out with an (optional!) meal at The Regal (Wetherspoon’s) at 19:00. We’ll leave The Regal at around 20:00 and head off to more pubs, so make sure to join us there before 20:00!

11th Oct.

Subculture

at The Q Club

Entry: £1.50 AMS members, £3 students and £4 everybody else.

12th Oct.

Y&T

at The Junction

Hard rock gig. Tickets: £15 in advance.

12th Oct.

Lonely the Brave single release

at The Portland Arms

Lonely the Brave are making a digital single release, and are playing at the Portland Arms to celebrate. Entry: £5 (TBC).

12th Oct.

Factory

at The Q Club

90s night. Entry: £3 before 23:00, £4 afterwards.

13th Oct.

Volition

at The Q Club

Entry: £3 before 23:00, or £4 afterwards. £1 off all night if you have a flyer.

15th Oct.

Liars

at The Junction

Tickets: £12.50 in advance.

16th Oct.

Dry the River

at The Junction

Tickets: £10 in advance.

16th Oct.

Wake Up Screaming

at The Fountain

Wake Up Screaming continues in Michaelmas term 2012.

18th Oct.

The Enemy

at The Corn Exchange

Tickets: £19.50 in advance.

18th Oct.

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Maypole

This week’s pub meet shall take place at The Maypole.

19th Oct.

Gothsoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

Time once again to meet at the Elm Tree for real ale, real cider, Belgian beer, mead etc. After the Elm closes, some may well carry on in the First and Last nearby.

20th Oct.

To the Lions + Coronach + The Crisis Kings

at The Portland Arms

Entry: £5.

23rd Oct.

Wake Up Screaming

at The Fountain

Wake Up Screaming continues in Michaelmas term 2012.

24th Oct.

Devin Townsend Project

at The Junction

Tickets: £15 in advance.

25th Oct.

The Twilight Sad + RM Hubbert + Forest

at The Portland Arms

Tickets: £9.50 in advance.

25th Oct.

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

This week’s pub meet shall take place at The Elm Tree.

26th Oct.

Gothsoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

Time once again to meet at the Elm Tree for real ale, real cider, Belgian beer, mead etc. After the Elm closes, some may well carry on in the First and Last nearby.

27th Oct.

Dakesis + A Deeper Dreed + Divine Solace + Shoulder of Orion

at The Portland Arms

Entry: £7 on the door.

27th Oct.

Halloween rock‘n’roll zombie ball

at The Man on the Moon

Entry: £6 in advance, or £7 on the door.

30th Oct.

Wake Up Screaming

at The Fountain

Wake Up Screaming continues in Michaelmas term 2012.

31st Oct.

Halloween party: Lady Gray + This Broken Empire

at The Portland Arms

Entry: £5. Over 18s only.

31st Oct.

Halloween zombie party

at The Corner House

Free entry. Fancy dress optional, but zombies will receive a free shot!

1st Nov.

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Hopbine

This week’s pub meet shall take place at The Hopbine.

2nd Nov.

Twelve Clay Feet

at The Corner House

Free entry.

3rd Nov.

Damnation Festival

at Leeds University Union

The organisers of this years Damnation Festival have offered us a great deal: £25 a ticket instead of the usual £32 + £2 booking fee.

Current line-up includes:

  • Electric Wizard
  • My Dying Bride
  • Pig Destroyer
  • Primordial
  • Belphegor
  • Extreme Noise Terror
  • Bossk
  • Aura Noir
  • Gama Bomb
  • 40 Watt Sunn
  • Devil Sold His Soul
  • Vreid
  • Textures
  • Blacklisters
  • Wodensthrone
  • Winterfylleth
  • Hang The Bastard

Rocksoc events officer, Andy, is looking into getting a minibus to take people there and back. More information about it on the Facebook event page.

3rd Nov.

Subculture + Overload + History of Badmen + Dynamo Jack + The Crazy88

at The Corner House

Subculture’s first Cambridge pub gig in 30 years! Fireworks!

3rd Nov.

The Calling

at The Q Club

Get ready for the November Calling!

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

5th Nov.

The Town Needs Guns + DTSP + Reno Dakota

at The Portland Arms

Indie/Maths rock. Tickets: £7 in advance from greenmind.co.uk.

5th Nov.

The Hot Lights + Weekend Offender

at The Portland Arms

Free entry. Starts after the public fireworks display finishes.

6th Nov.

ReVeRbEd + I Want A Treehouse + Home Salvation

at The Man on the Moon

Entry: £8 on the door.

6th Nov.

Black Box Lost + Jam Band Caravan + Finkel Brothers Quartet

at The Portland Arms

Rock/Indie, folk-rock, jazz. Free entry.

6th Nov.

Wake Up Screaming

at The Fountain

Wake Up Screaming continues in Michaelmas term 2012.

8th Nov.

Dinghus Khan + Bloody Knees + Dirty Curtains

at The Portland Arms

Slacker core. Tickets: £5 in advance from greenmind.co.uk.

8th Nov.

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Cambridge Blue

This week’s pub meet shall take place at The Cambridge Blue.

9th Nov.

Empress + Alone With Wolves + Distance to Fall

at The Portland Arms

Rock/Metal. Tickets: £5 in advance from greenmind.co.uk.

9th Nov.

Gothsoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

Time once again to meet at the Elm Tree for real ale, real cider, Belgian beer, mead etc. After the Elm closes, some may well carry on in the First and Last nearby.

12th Nov.

Motörhead + Anthrax

at The Corn Exchange

Tickets: £27 plus a £2 booking fee.

13th Nov.

Sea of Bees

at The Corner House

Tickets: £10 in advance. Folk/Rock/Experimental.

13th Nov.

Wake Up Screaming

at The Fountain

Wake Up Screaming continues in Michaelmas term 2012.

14th Nov.

Mining for Gold + The Timing + Derecho + Inanimus Theory

at The Man on the Moon

Entry: £3.

14th Nov.

The Levellers

at The Corn Exchange

Tickets: £22.50 plus a £2.50 booking fee. Folk/Punk.

15th Nov.

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Six Bells

This week’s pub meet shall take place at The Six Bells.

16th Nov.

Cathedrals and Cars

at The Portland Arms

Entry: £5.

16th Nov.

Skiprat + Bombdog + Dave Crow Barr

at The Man on the Moon

Punk rock.

16th Nov.

Gothsoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

Time once again to meet at the Elm Tree for real ale, real cider, Belgian beer, mead etc. After the Elm closes, some may well carry on in the First and Last nearby.

16th Nov.

Cult Media

at The Q Club

Entry: £5 (or £3 for band members whose tracks feature). Local indie, rock and metal bands based in Cambridgeshire.

17th Nov.

The Scene + The Teenbeats + The Theme

at The Corner House

Tickets: £5 in advance or £8 on the door.

17th Nov.

Freshers’ gig 2012

at The Portland Arms

Iron Knights headlining!

Fist-pumping heavy metal of an unrivaled quality that makes a nod towards the likes of Maiden and Saxon, it's something that only vampires from World War II can conjure up in the most metallic of ways. Already having released their debut album "Tales of the Ost" which I highly recommended you pick up, they will now soon be releasing their 2nd album "New Sound Of War". I've seen these guys before and I can safely say that they put on an excellent show and as always, are a band not to be missed. Essential!

(Formerly known as Stuka Squadron.)

Unit 9 as main support!

I'm sure we've all heard of the relentless, monstrous machine that is Unit 9. A main staple of the Cambridge circuit, it won't be long before they spread their wings and will be the band to say that you saw long before they sold out huge venues. If bands such as Down are your thing, you'll love it!

The Projectionist in support!

Blending an energetic mix of giant hardcore and metal drenched in groove; The Projectionist are a no-holds-barred sonic attack that cuts a path straight through your ears and into the deepest regions of your bowels. Like English weather, their music is changeable, tinged with hope followed by misery, tongues firmly in cheek. Completely disreputable source #1 said, “Sounds like they just got given a really big bill that they don’t want to pay.” For fans of Converge, Every Time I Die, Mastodon and The Dillinger Escape Plan.

Tickets: £4 for Rocksoc members, £5 for non-members. All tickets on the door.

17th Nov.

Squeeze

at The Corn Exchange

Tickets: £45 (balcony) or £32.50 (standing).

17th Nov.

Rock Lobster — Alternative 80s

at The Q Club

£4 entry / £2 before 23:00 / £1 off with flyer or keyring

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.

19th Nov.

Dynamo Jack + Lemon Escapades + Super Love Giants + Black Box List

at The Portland Arms

Entry: £5 (or £4 with this flyer). Rock/Hard rock.

20th Nov.

Rocksoc curry

at Saffron Brasserie

Instead of Wake Up Screaming this week, it’s curry time. If you want to come along for a curry at the Saffron Brasserie, sign up to the Facebook event or e-mail the publicity officer. We’ll be going to The Emperor for drinks afterwards.

21st Nov.

The Apostates + Reno Dakota + Sophie Porter + Victory Points

at The Corner House

Entry: £5 (or £3 for Rocksoc/AMS members!). Melodic punk.

22nd Nov.

Rocksoc pub meet

at Panton arms

This week’s pub meet shall take place at The Panton Arms. Since it’s nearby, people will head to Subculture at The Q Club afterwards!

23rd Nov.

The Hierarchy + 28 Boulevard + The Comedians + 39 Days + Jonathan Marriott

at The Man on the Moon

Entry: £6 (or £5 with a NUS card). Hard rock.

24th Nov.

Moral Dilemma + Casual Nausea + Spineless Yes Men + Chairmen of the Bored

at The Man on the Moon

Entry: £5. Punk/Hardcore.

24th Nov.

CD launch for Rocket to Romsey

at The Portland Arms

CD launch for Rocket to Romsey, featuring Beverly Kills + The Scissors + Rats as Big as Dogs + Dirty Cousins + DNR. Entry: £5 (or £4.50 in advance). Punk/Indie.

24th Nov.

VoidState + Lamb Dog + Buzzard King

at The Corner House

Rock and metal. Entry: free!

24th Nov.

Ten years at The Indie Thing

at The Q Club

Celebrate 10 years of The Indie Thing!

26th Nov.

All the Young + The Beautiful Sleazy

at The Portland Arms

Lad rock from Stoke. Tickets: £8 in advance from greenmind.co.uk.

27th Nov.

Wake Up Screaming

at The Fountain

Wake Up Screaming continues in Michaelmas term 2012.

29th Nov.

Rocksoc pub quiz

at The Maypole

This week, as it’s the last Rocksoc Pub Meet of full term, we’ve decided to do something a little special: Hold a Rocksoc Pub Quiz!

There will be prizes for the first place team and for the runners up, as well as a booby prize for whoever comes in last.

We have booked the upstairs Function Room at the Maypole. The meet will start at 20:00, and we will aim to start the quiz by 20:30 (which will hopefully give everyone time to get some drinks).

30th Nov.

Gothsoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

Time once again to meet at the Elm Tree for real ale, real cider, Belgian beer, mead etc. After the Elm closes, some will continue to Psychocandy at The Q Club, while others may well carry on in the First and Last nearby.

30th Nov.

PsychoCandy’s 2012 Wrap Party!

at The Q Club

Party hard with us, once more, in Cambridge, UK! On November 30th 2012, come join in the party fun with DJs Raggedyman and Applejam plus special guest DJ. In 2013 our rota will change, so come celebrate with us with our final date of the year!

1st Dec.

Dirty Kirst + Allegra Shock + Lay it on the Line + The Stand Ins

at The Portland Arms

Punk/Hardcore. Entry: £5.

1st Dec.

The Calling

at The Q Club

Get ready for the December Calling!

£4 entry, or £3 concessions (Rocksoc/Student cards/emergency workers with valid ID).

Vote for the DJs for this Calling on the Facebook event!

2nd Dec.

Unfun + Pure Graft + Broken Window Effect

at The Corner House

Hardcore. Entry: £5.

4th Dec.

Reachback + Boiling Point + Against the Night + Rude and Reckless

at The Man on the Moon

Pop punk. Entry: £7 (or £5 with a flyer).

4th Dec.

Von Nitros + Electrik Elf

at The Portland Arms

Surf/Garage/Electro/Punk. Entry: £5.

4th Dec.

Wake Up Screaming

at The Fountain

The last Wake Up Screaming of Michaelmas term 2012. Come down and get your last dose of rock and metal before Christmas \m/

6th Dec.

Rocksoc pub meet

at King Street Run

This week’s pub meet shall take place at The King Street Run.

6th Dec.

Subculture

at The Q Club

Entry: £1.50 AMS members, £3 students and £4 everybody else.

7th Dec.

Street Dogs + Graveyard Johnnies + Roughneck Riot + Downtown Struts

at The Man on the Moon

Punk rock. Tickets: £10 in advance (from lastgangintownuk.net) or £12 on the door.

7th Dec.

The Scissors + Trouser Crisis + Aprils Ghost

at The Corner House

Punk/Rock. Free entry! Door time is approximate.

7th Dec.

Dr Feelgood + Nine Below Zero

at The Junction

Blues rock. Tickets: £17.50 in advance.

7th Dec.

Gothsoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

Time once again to meet at the Elm Tree for real ale, real cider, Belgian beer, mead etc. After the Elm closes, some may carry on at the First and Last nearby, if it’s open.

7th Dec.

Bad Medicine

at The Q Club

Bad Medicine returns fortnightly! Entry: £4, £3 before 23:00. £2 for students all night. Free shot on entry!

10th Dec.

Lady Gray + Home Salvation + Roses of Humanity

at The Portland Arms

Rock. Entry: £5.

12th Dec.

Moats + Mining for Gold + Dirty Cousins

at The Portland Arms

Indie. Entry: £5.

13th Dec.

The Lights: album launch party

at The Portland Arms

Tickets: £5 in advance from wegottickets.com.

13th Dec.

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Pickerel

This week’s pub meet shall take place at The Pickerel.

14th Dec.

Black Polaris + Shoulders of Orion + Habit + Lucy Played With Fire

at The Man on the Moon

Rock. Entry: £5 on the door.

14th Dec.

Ill Murray + Victory Points + Bloody Knees

at The Portland Arms

Indie/Rock/Punk. Tickets: £5 in advance.

14th Dec.

Back to the 80s’ Xmas party

at The Corner House

Entry: £5.

14th Dec.

Gothsoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

Time once again to meet at the Elm Tree for real ale, real cider, Belgian beer, mead etc. After the Elm closes, some may carry on at the First and Last nearby, if it’s open late.

15th Dec.

Lamb Dog + The Projectionist + Inanimus Theory

at The Portland Arms

Rock. Entry: £5.

15th Dec.

Volition

at The Q Club

Entry: £3 before 23:00, or £4 afterwards. £1 off all night if you have a flyer.

16th Dec.

Alternative Xmas market

at The Man on the Moon

Looking for something cool, out of the ordinary, handmade or different to the mainstream> Then your search is over, clothing, jewellery, home wares, accessories, gifts, cards, crafts and art.

Bar will be open and music will be playing (not too loud).

Free entry! What more could you want on a Sunday!

Stalls confirmed include:

  • Last Gang Emporium
  • Rockin' Arrangements
  • Pinkapplejam
  • Reegz Beadz
  • Tom's Art
  • Little Gem's Boutique
  • Rockets and Roses

19th Dec.

The Golden Boys + The Hot Lights + Tom Dalpra

at The Portland Arms

Rock, power pop and lounge. Entry: £2.

19th Dec.

The Hierarchy + 39 Days + Tombo2112 + Fair and Square + Alex Catling and band

at The Man on the Moon

Charity rock gig in aid of Practical Action and Epilepsy Society. Entry: £5 if you write your name on the Facebook event wall, or £6 on the door.

20th Dec.

Colonel McKenzie's Glorious Truth + DAFM + Black Box Lost + Allotment

at The Portland Arms

Hard rock/Folk rock/Punk/Alternative rock. Entry: £3 on the door with a flyer, £4 without.

20th Dec.

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

This week’s pub meet shall take place at The Elm Tree.

21st Dec.

End of the world gig: Maidallica + Unit 9

at The Portland Arms

Metal. Entry: £5.

21st Dec.

4Fit + Born to Destruct + Freedom Faction + Rude and Reckless

at The Boathouse

Punk rock.

21st Dec.

Gothsoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

Apparently some bloke called Sol Stice is visiting — no doubt there will be many libations. Real ale, real cider, Belgian beer, mead etc. When the Elm Tree closes, no doubt we will go over to the newly reopened First and Last, which is under new management.

At some point the 13th baktun cycle of the Mayan calendar will end and the 14th baktun cycle will begin, meaning it's only another 7 baktun cycles until the end of the current piktun cycle in 4772 — this is not expected to affect the beer.

22nd Dec.

Beguiled + Derecho

at The Portland Arms

Progressive rock. Tickets: £6 in advance (from We Got Tickets), or £7.50 on the door.

22nd Dec.

Rock Lobster — Alternative 80s

at The Q Club

£4 entry / £2 before 23:00 / £1 off with flyer or keyring

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.

24th Dec.

Uprizing: Xmas eve gathering

at The Corner House

Roots/Reggae/Jungle/Hardstyle.

27th Dec.

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Devonshire Arms

This week’s pub meet shall take place at The Devonshire Arms.

28th Dec.

R*E*P*E*A*T anti-Christmas party

at The Portland Arms

Your favourite traditional Christmas songs butchered by local Indie bands! Entry: £4.

28th Dec.

Gothsoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

There’s still a little of 2012 left, but hopefully we can get drunk enough not to notice the rest of it. Real ale, real cider, Belgian beer, mead etc. as usual. No doubt retiring to the First and Last after the Elm Tree closes.

29th Dec.

Bloody Knees + Empress Nights + Ill Murray + Garry Hellman

at The Portland Arms

Alternative/Indie. Tickets: £5 in advance from greenmind.co.uk.

31st Dec.

Rock Lobster — 80s night New Year party

at The Q Club

For only £7 at the door and £5 for advance entry, 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.

To get your advance entry for only £5 private message Darren Douglas or Sheena Belham on Facebook and we shall put you on the private list to pay £5 on the night.

Dress code — Anything 80s fancy dress.

Free glass of New Year punch at the bar.