Events listings

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

Highlighted events are official Rocksoc events.

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Past events: 2013

3rd Jan.

Rocksoc pub meet

at The County Arms

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

4th Jan.

Gothsoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

2013 has arrived successfully, and as usual it's time to head to the Elm Tree for real ale, real cider, Belgian beer, mead etc. When the Elm closes, drinking will no doubt continue in the First and Last.

5th Jan.

The Calling

at The Q Club

Get ready for the January Calling!

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

9th Jan.

Caravan + Garron Frith

at The Junction

Progressive rock. Tickets: £22.50 in advance.

9th Jan.

Orestea + Ashestoangels + To The Lions

at The Portland Arms

Metal. The Nightmare Before Christmas Tour. Tickets: £4 in advance, or £5 on the door.

10th Jan.

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Portland Arms

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

11th Jan.

Gothsoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

Well, winter is back, but fortunately there is real ale, real cider, Belgian beer, mead etc. to warm you up. When the Elm Tree closes, no doubt some of us at least will continue at the First and Last opposite.

12th Jan.

Voidstate + Buzzard King + Distance to Fall + Wolff Parkinson White

at The Man on the Moon

Metal/Electronic. Entry: £5.

12th Jan.

Volition

at The Q Club

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

15th Jan.

Wake Up Screaming

at The Fountain

The first Wake Up Screaming of Lent 2013!

17th Jan.

Rocksoc pub meet

at Cambridge Beer Festival

This week, the Cambridge Winter Ale Festival is being held at the University Social Club — so of course Rocksoc are going to be sending a contingent to sample the beers on offer. The festival will be serving a wide range of ales, foreign beers and mulled ciders.

18th Jan.

After Effect + Radar + The Deuce Coupe + Scarlett Fire

at The Man on the Moon

Indie rock. Entry: £5.

19th Jan.

Mallory Knox

at The Junction

Tickets: £8 in advance.

19th Jan.

28 Boulevard + Harry and the Bens + Comedians + Derecho

at The Man on the Moon

Alternative rock. Entry: £5.

19th Jan.

The Stands + The Great Mistakes + Garuda + The Hopeless Causes

at The Portland Arms

Punk/Indie. Entry: £5.

19th Jan.

Rock Lobster — Alternative 80s

at The Q Club

£4 entry / £3 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 Jan.

Wake Up Screaming

at The Fountain

Wake Up Screaming continues in Lent 2013!

23rd Jan.

Sam Russo + El Morgan + Giles Bidder + Kelly Kemp + Roo Pescod + Helen Chambers

at The Corner House

Punk. Free entry, but suggested donation of £5 on the door.

24th Jan.

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

The Elm Tree is a firm Rocksoc favourite, with a vast selection of both domestic and foreign beers, probably one of my favourite pubs in Cambridge.

25th Jan.

The Uppercuts + Faintest Idea + Washed Up + Bombdog

at The Man on the Moon

Punk and ska. Entry: £5.

25th Jan.

Gothsoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

More snow forecast, but only light, so hitch up your huskies to the sled and head down to the Elm Tree for warming real ale, real cider, Belgian beer, mead etc.

26th Jan.

The pUKES - 18 Piece Ukulele Punk Rock Orchestra!

at The Portland Arms

Ukulele supergroup playing punk rock classics. Tickets: £6 in advance.

26th Jan.

Scenario + Order 47 + The Rowans + 28 Boulevard

at The Man on the Moon

Acoustic student music night. Entry: £6 (or £5 with student ID).

29th Jan.

Wake Up Screaming / CUSU LGBT Crossover

at The Fountain

As a one-off Wake Up Screaming special, Rocksoc and CUSU LGBT are teaming up to bring you a fantastic night of fun, frolicking and frivolity! We'll have WUS and Spectrum DJs blaring Rock and Metal till 03:00! Plus rainbow themed decorations and a bar serving all night long! Gender neutral toilets are available on the middle floor

31st Jan.

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Hopbine

This Thursday marks the beginning of The Hopbine's 2nd Annual Winter Ale Festival so, of course, we're going to be heading there to check it out.

The Hopbine is always a great pub but add in a beer festival as well and I fail to see how it could be any better.

Prior to the festival, there will be an opportunity to meet up with the AMS at their social in WT's Pool Bar. Check the link for details: https://www.facebook.com/events/139758842842789/.

1st Feb.

The Scissors + Buzzard King + more

at The Man on the Moon

Rock. Entry: £5.

1st Feb.

Gothsoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

Imbolc again already - soon the pretty baa-lambs will be frolicking in the fields again. In the meantime, there is real ale, real cider, Belgian beer and mead at the Elm Tree. And after the Elm closes, some will probably carry on in the First and Last.

2nd Feb.

Fuzzy Lights + Hong Kong in the 60s + The Doozer

at The Portland Arms

Experimental rock. Tickets: £5 in advance.

2nd Feb.

Daisy Bell + Mark Cheeseman + Soloman Smith + We Are Godzilla + Eureka Stockade + Mojo Slide

at The Portland Arms

Entry: £5.

2nd Feb.

The Calling

at The Q Club

Get ready for the February Calling!

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

Pre-Calling drinks from 19:30 at The Flying Pig.

3rd Feb.

Pure Love + Sharks + Scholars + The Social Club

at The Portland Arms

Rock/Punk. Tickets: £10 in advance.

5th Feb.

Wake Up Screaming

at The Fountain

Wake Up Screaming continues in Lent 2013!

6th Feb.

Folks + Weekend Offender + Just William & The Outlaws

at The Portland Arms

Classic rock. Tickets: £5 in advance.

7th Feb.

Funeral for a Friend

at The Junction

Tickets: £14 in advance.

7th Feb.

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Maypole

This week, the Rocksoc Pub Meet shall be held at The Maypole on Thursday 7th February.

The Maypole is a friendly family owned pub with a wide selection of real ales, spirits and cocktails. Definitely a pub worth a visit.

8th Feb.

Rude and Reckless + Freedom Faction + Straight from the Horse's Mouth

at The Man on the Moon

Punk rock. Entry: £5.

8th Feb.

Gothsoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

Once again it's time to head down to the Elm Tree for real ale, real cider, Belgian beer, mead etc. After the Elm closes, drinking has been known to continue at the First and Last across the way.

9th Feb.

Ultrasound + Lonely the Brave + Bricolotheque + Eureka Stockade

at The Portland Arms

Progressive/Punk/Electric. Tickets: £8 in advance.

9th Feb.

Roses of Humanity + Vendetta + Kaine + Anna's Way

at The Man on the Moon

Metal/Alternative. Entry: £5.

9th Feb.

Volition

at The Q Club

Entry: £3 before 23:00, or £4 afterwards.

12th Feb.

Kodaline

at The Portland Arms

Tickets: £8.50 in advance from greenmind.co.uk.

12th Feb.

Wake Up Screaming — Valentine’s fancy dress competition

at The Fountain

Wake Up Screaming continues in Lent 2013! This week is Valentine’s Day, and to celebrate there’ll be a fancy dress competition with a boozy prize!

Pick at least two costumes and mash them together! For example:

  • Robot Ancient Egyptian
  • Victorian Dr. Kitten
  • Battle Gimp
  • Pirate Rob Halford
  • Fetish Dinosaur
  • Steampunk Cowboy
  • Cute Fairy Lawyer
  • Woodland Nun

13th Feb.

The Australian Pink Floyd

at The Corn Exchange

Tickets: £29.50 for the gallery or £37.50 for the balcony, in advance.

14th Feb.

Stonesoul + Forest + Chasing Melfina

at The Portland Arms

Live audience and radio broadcast. Tickets: £3 in advance or £4 on the door.

14th Feb.

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Tram Depot

This week, The Rocksoc Pub Meet shall be held at The Tram Depot.

After this, a Rocksoc contingent will head to the AMS Subculture Valentine's Day Massacre being held at the nearby Anglia Ruskin Academy, which will be blaring Punk, Metal, Mosh, Ska, Glam and Hardcore 'til 01:00!

15th Feb.

Villa Savoye + After Effect + To The Lions

at The Portland Arms

Alternative/Experimental/Powerpop. Entry: £5.

15th Feb.

The Undercovers

at Sir Isaac Newton

Rock ‘n’ roll. Free entry!

15th Feb.

Q-MIX

at The Q Club

An eclectic mix of alt-rock/pop through the ages. Entry: £3 before 23:00, or £4 after.

16th Feb.

Teashop crawl — Down with the biscuits!

at Great St. Mary’s church

Time for Rocksoc's annual teashop crawl! Where we stalk round terrifying tourists and townies alike while sipping hot drinks and nibbling cakes.

  • Meet in town in front of Great St Mary's at 13:30
  • 14:00 Michael House
  • 15:00 Clowns
  • 16:00 that teashop next to Spoons and the army store
  • 17:00 the Grad Café
  • 18:00–19:00 Spoon's opposite Portland Arms for din dins
  • 20:00 GIG AT THE PORTLAND ARMS!

16th Feb.

Rocksoc extreme gig

at The Portland Arms

Basement Torture Killings:
Crazed serial killers playing the most sickeningly disturbed death metal out there. Having already carved a name for themselves in London and elsewhere, they are now bringing their murder machine to Cambridge…

The police will never find the bodies!

Depraved Plague:
The finest extreme export from Cambridge! Their latest disc is the perfect example of brutality and somehow, it's even more so live. One of the best bands I've seen in recent times, and they definitely rise above the large majority of bands playing this style. Besides, they feature an ex-RockSoc President!

http://youtu.be/u7G8ank65qE


Malignant Germ Infestation:
Some of you may have seen these guys before. Some would say they are an acquired taste, but I say they are out and out awesome. They've already released multiple albums and I believe a few splits which are all mandatory listening! They even have a couple of high-budget music videos, the poser rockstars!

http://youtu.be/4ZDpK3vfl8s


Party Cannon:
Who the fuck drives to Cambridge all the way from Dunfermline? Party Cannon, that's who. Surely that's reason enough to see them? Ok, fine. I would give you another one, but because I love you all, I'll give you two instead, in the form of two words that form the perfect combination.

Party. Slam.

http://youtu.be/QwZj1kUNj5k


Entry: £4 for Rocksoc members, £5 for non-members. No advance tickets — tickets on the door only!

16th Feb.

Bombdog + Aron McLaren + Tombland + Doughy Geecans

at The Boathouse

Punk/Metal. Entry: £4.

16th Feb.

The Temptress + Bloody Knees + Los Broncos + Garuda

at The Corner House

Hardcore/Punk/Math rock. Entry: £4.

16th Feb.

Rock Lobster — Alternative 80s

at The Q Club

£4 entry / £3 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 Feb.

Robin Guthrie Trio + Mark Gardner + Carousels

at The Portland Arms

Indie. Tickets: £12.50 in advance from greenmind.co.uk.

19th Feb.

Wake Up Screaming

at The Fountain

Wake Up Screaming continues in Lent 2013!

21st Feb.

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Cambridge Brew House

This week, the Rocksoc pub meet shall be held at The Cambridge Brew House on King Street, which has recently opened.

22nd Feb.

1967 + Radar

at The Corner House

Rock/Blues. Free entry!

22nd Feb.

Gothsoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

However cold it may be outside, beer inside you will probably make you feel better. Real ale, real cider, Belgian beer, mead etc. ought to do the trick. After the Elm closes, some will no doubt carry on in the First and Last across the way.

22nd Feb.

Turn it up to 11!

at The Q Club

Come to the Q-club, buy yourself a pint, forget about those troubling life issues and start taking shots of absinthe with the greatest people alive!

The music will be a mix of all those songs you kind of know and love within the genres of Rock and Metal... Pirate metal and viking metal guaranteed!

Entry: £4.

23rd Feb.

Anti Vigilante + Casual Nausea + The 5 String Drop Out Band

at The Man on the Moon

Punk rock. Entry: £6.

23rd Feb.

The Indie Thing

at The Q Club

Cambridge’s longest-running indie night.

26th Feb.

Bleech + Beverley Kills + Mark Ellis

at The Portland Arms

Punk/Pop-punk. Tickets: £5 in advance, or £6 on the door.

26th Feb.

Wake Up Screaming

at The Fountain

Wake Up Screaming continues in Lent 2013!

27th Feb.

Bears of Brasov + Left Hand Drive

at The Corner House

Free entry!

28th Feb.

Rocksoc pub meet

at King Street Run

This week, the Rocksoc pub meet shall be held at The King Street Run.

1st March

The Illegal Eagles — Tribute band to The Eagles

at The Corn Exchange

Tickets: £22.50 in advance, plus a £2 booking fee.

1st March

Gothsoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

March already, and spring may or may not be on the way. Anyway, be it rain or shine, there will be real ale, real cider, Belgian beer, mead etc. at the Elm Tree. After the Elm closes, no doubt some will wonder over to the First and Last.

1st March

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!

2nd March

Daisy Bell + Mark Cheeseman + Soloman Smith + We Are Godzilla + Eureka Stockade + Mojo Slide

at The Portland Arms

Entry: £5.

2nd March

Marcel P and the Deltaphonics + 28 Boulevard + The Albino Peaches + Scarlett Fire

at The Corner House

Free entry!

2nd March

The Calling

at The Q Club

Get ready for the March Calling!

Pre-Calling drinks will be at The Flying Pig from 19:30.

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

3rd March

The Travelling Talesman — Viking Raid!

at The Elm Tree

Cliff, our regular Halloween story teller returns to The Elm Tree with a brand new set of tales. The myths and legends of the Vikings are brought to life!

5th March

Wake Up Screaming — REPLACEMENT

at The Fountain

Unfortunately this week's Wake Up Screaming has been cancelled due to a scheduling clash at the venue. Instead, we're meeting at 19:30 at The Regal for steak and drinks. Join us then, or any time after!

7th March

Break-Ups + Emma Hallows + Victory Points

at The Corner House

Pop punk/Indie. Free entry!

7th March

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Cambridge Blue

This week, the Rocksoc pub meet shall be held at The Cambridge Blue.

8th March

Attila the Stockbroker + Ferocious Dog

at The Man on the Moon

Punk. Entry: £8.

8th March

Generation Q

at The Q Club

Alternative club night: rock, pop, electro, indie, metal, punk.

Entry: £4, or £3 before 23:00.

9th 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.

9th March

No Future Shock — New all-night indie gig and club night

at The Portland Arms

Luls + Carousels + Bloody Knees + Breedlings. DJs from The Indie Thing. Tickets: £5 in advance, £6 on the door, or £4 from the guest list (click ‘Going’ on the Facebook event).

9th March

Buzzard King + Lamb Dog + Colonel MacKenzie's Glorious Truth

at The Corner House

Hard rock. Free entry!

9th March

Volition

at The Q Club

Entry: £3 before 23:00, or £4 afterwards.

11th March

Dynamo Jack and the Crazy 88 + Those Responsible + The Midnight Barbers

at The Portland Arms

Hard rock/Blues. Entry: £4.

12th March

Subculture

at ARU Students' Union

Special AMS and Rocksoc collaboration night. Random pirate fancy dress encouraged! Entry: £3 Rocksoc or AMS members, £4 students and £5 everybody else.

13th March

Keith’s Shed + Angel Underground + Freak Barn Accident

at The Portland Arms

Alternative rock/Punk. Entry: £4 on the door.

Keith’s Shed: The return of the semi-legendary, melodic punk noise of Keith’s Shed. Expect Buzzcocks-like, classic sing-along tunes, gratuitous swearing and general good natured craziness. A quality night is guaranteed!

Angel Underground: Angel Underground meld the classic rock armoury of Gibson, Marshall and Rickenbacker into their own, original ‘anti-style’ rock sound. AU draw on diverse influences across rock, punk and goth music, including the MC5, Stooges, Danzig and Social Distortion. Eloquent lyrics with a social message or personal story to tell, pull you into the undertow of their surging rock.

Freak Barn Accident: Freak Barn Accident are a five-piece, guitar based, garage band from the Republic of South Cambridgeshire. We like 60's groups, punk, American alternative rock, and most stuff that normal freaks like. FBA play cool and fast, and also hot and slow. On a health and safety note, most of our equipment has been stored in a barn for many years and has been known to explode, so please check your insurance policy wording before coming to see us.

13th March

Skunk Anansie

at The Corn Exchange

Rock. Tickets: £24, plus £2 booking fee.

14th March

Rocksoc pub quiz

at The Maypole

It's the end of yet another term at Cambridge and so, to celebrate, we'll be hosting another of our famous Rocksoc Pub Quizzes!

Come on down to the Maypole to test your mental metal mettle against our fendish questions! There will be prizes for the winning and running up teams, as well as a special booby prize for last place.

We have the function room on the top floor of the Maypole booked from 19:30 onwards to give us plenty of time to get drinks and aim to start the quiz by 20:00.

15th March

Perdisian + Distance to Fall + Crawl + Something Inside

at The Man on the Moon

Heavy metal. Entry: £5.

15th March

Noise Bastard

at The Q Club

One-off night of industrial, EBM, aggrotech and digital hardcore. Entry: £3 with promo, £5 without.

16th March

Rock Lobster — Alternative 80s

at The Q Club

£4 entry / £3 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.

17th March

Somewhen

at The Elm Tree

Psychedelic Pastoral Folk

Free entry

18th March

Muncie Girls + Other Half + Hello Pedro

at The Corner House

Indie-Punk/Acoustic.

£4 advance/£5 on door.

19th March

Wake Up Screaming

at The Fountain

Wake Up Screaming continues in Lent 2013! This week's Wake Up Screaming is also a society cross-over featuring DJs from Anglia Ruskin's AMS, come and check them out! :)

21st March

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

This week, the Rocksoc pub meet shall be held at The Elm Tree.

21st March

Fiddlebox

at The Elm Tree

Traditional Welsh, Irish, American, and Klesmer music; folk rock.

"We are a bi-lingual band, and are keen to promote the beautiful music and song of Wales in a fresh and accessible way."

Free entry. Supporting the Air Ambulance.

22nd March

Generation Q

at The Q Club

Alternative club night: rock, pop, electro, indie, metal, punk.

Entry: £4, or £3 before 23:00.

27th March

Technicians Rock + Dark Surrender + The 88s + Friendz

at The Portland Arms

Rock. Price TBC.

28th March

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Hopbine

This week, the Rocksoc pub meet shall be held at The Hopbine.

29th March

Eva Plays Dead + Screaming Venom + Lady Gray + This Broken Empire

at The Man on the Moon

£6 on the door; £5 advance.

29th March

Generation Q

at The Q Club

Alternative club night: rock, pop, electro, indie, metal, punk.

Entry: £4, or £3 before 23:00.

30th March

Caves + Bad Ideas + Darwin and the Dinosaur + River Jumpers

at The Corner House

Pop-punk/Punk Rock.

£5 – advance or on door.

1st April

The Social Club + Loaded .45 + Uniforms + Tim Holehouse + Forest Spooky

at The Corner House

Punk/Acoustic punk/Blues.

£5 advance.

3rd April

Skeleton Kid + Frantic Alice + Such Strange Arts + The Projectionist

at The Man on the Moon

£5. Times TBC. More info soon at the link below.

4th April

Rocksoc pub meet

at King Street Run

This week, the Rocksoc pub meet shall be held at the King Street Run, on (oddly enough) King Street.

Known for its rock-heavy jukebox selection, the KSR is one of Rocksoc's favourite haunts. Come along for a pint (preferably more) with the committee and other members!

5th April

Generation Q presents Bad Medicine Rock Night

at The Q Club

Alternative club night: rock, pop, electro, indie, metal, punk.

Entry: £4, or £3 before 23:00.

6th April

The Calling

at The Q Club

Get ready for the April Calling!

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

9th April

Drenge + Bloodsport + Breedlings

at The Portland Arms

Rock/Punk/Indie

£6 advance

11th April

Rocksoc pub meet

at The First and Last

This week, the pub meet will be held at The First and Last, located a hop, step and a drunken stumble from The Elm Tree.

12th April

Power Prog and Metal Festival

at Belgium

The PPM Festival is an indoor festival running in Belgium from the 12th–14th April and features the likes of Alestorm, Queensryche, Behemoth and Stratovarius! More details can be found here: http://www.ppmfest.com/index_uk.php.

12th April

Generation Q

at The Q Club

Alternative club night: rock, pop, electro, indie, metal, punk.

Entry: £4, or £3 before 23:00.

13th April

Volition

at The Q Club

Heavy Metal/Alternative

Entry: £3 before 23:00, or £4 afterwards.

18th April

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Bath House

This week, the pub meet will be held in The Bath House, located near where Kambar used to be (RIP Kambar :'( ).

18th April

Cracked Cranium

at The Corner House

HOME SALVATION + Straight From The hOrses's Mouth + Rude & Reckless + Scarlett Fire

19th April

Gothsoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

Spring is here, so open up your umbrella and float on the wind, Mary Poppins style, over to the Elm Tree, for real ale, real cider, Belgian beer, mead etc. When the Elm Tree closes, no doubt some will wander across to the First and Last to carry on.

19th April

Generation Q

at The Q Club

Alternative club night: rock, pop, electro, indie, metal, punk.

Entry: £4, or £3 before 23:00.

20th April

Rock Lobster — Alternative 80s

at The Q Club

£4 entry / £3 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. Lets 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.

WE'RE AT THE Q CLUB ON THE THIRD SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH FOR 2013!

23rd April

Wake Up Screaming

at The Fountain

Wake Up Screaming restarts in Easter 2013!

25th April

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Pickerel

This week, the pub meet will be in The Pickerel Inn, opposite Magdelene College.

26th April

Generation Q

at The Q Club

Alternative club night: rock, pop, electro, indie, metal, punk.

Entry: £3 all night!

27th April

Church of Noise

at The Portland Arms

Cambridge's classic rock and metal night The Church of Noise is BACK with its first full blown night of 2013, with more to follow.

Featuring live music from The Brink.

£3 advance, £4 door.

27th April

The Indie Thing

at The Q Club

Cambridge’s longest-running indie night.

30th April

Wake Up Screaming

at The Fountain

Wake Up Screaming continues in Easter 2013!

1st May

Elm Tree's 5th Birthday Hat Party

at The Elm Tree

There will be lots of beer, mead, cider & wine to be quaffed. There will be the unique Elm Tree mayhem.

Free Entry.

Wear a hat!!!!

2nd May

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Cambridge Blue

This week, we'll be taking the pub meet further south, heading to The Cambridge Blue.

Take a break from exam revision - come along and have a drink and a chat with Rocksoc!

3rd May

Blag Sabbath

at Eternit Sports And Social Club

Black Sabbath tribute band featuring Rocksoc DJ Malcom Evans. Support from Acid Jelly Boogie.

Time TBC.

Free Admission!

3rd May

Gothsoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

Spring or maybe even summer has finally arrived, but fortunately there is refreshing real ale, real cider, Belgian beer, mead etc. Also the ideal opportunity to check out the Elm Tree's new look exterior. After the Elm closes, no doubt some will carry on the First and Last across the way.

3rd May

Generation Q presents Bad Medicine Rock Night

at The Q Club

Alternative club night: rock, pop, electro, indie, metal, punk.

Entry: £3all night.

4th May

May The 4th Be With You

at The Man on the Moon

Let It Die + The Colour Line + The Projectionist + Enthralled Eternal.

Doors 7pm, first band on 8pm.

Entry £6/£5 fancy dress/£4 Rocksoc members.

4th May

The Calling

at The Q Club

Get ready for the May Calling!

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

7th May

Bloodstock Band Competition - Heat 1

at The Portland Arms

Distance To Fall + Anti-Clone + more TBC.

7th May

Wake Up Screaming

at The Fountain

Last Wake Up Screaming before the exam break!

9th May

Rocksoc pub meet

at Clarendon Arms

This week, the pub meet will be at The Clarendon Arms, just across Parker's Piece from The Fountain.

10th May

Generation Q

at The Q Club

Alternative club night: rock, pop, electro, indie, metal, punk.

Entry: £3 all night!

16th May

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Portland Arms

Join us this week for the pub meet at the Portland Arms. It's the perfect opportunity to acquaint/reacquaint yourselves with this fine establishment ahead of Wodensthrone playing the May Brawl on June 15th!

18th May

Obscene Entry + Diminished Fifth + Enthrallment Eternal

at The Portland Arms

Doors 19:30, First band 20:00

£5 entry

18th May

Rock Lobster — Alternative 80s

at The Q Club

£4 entry / £3 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. Lets 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.

WE'RE AT THE Q CLUB ON THE THIRD SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH FOR 2013!

23rd May

Rocksoc pub meet

at Cambridge Beer Festival

This week, come along to the 40th Cambridge Beer Festival on Jesus Green! Sample the finest ales, beers & ciders in Cambridge!

£4 entry (free for CAMRA members)

30th May

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Earl of Beaconsfield

Ever wished you could bottle metal, brew Iron Maiden, even stopper Motorhead? Well, at least one of those is possible, by trying out The Trooper, Iron Maiden's new beer, at the Earl of Beaconsfield!

1st June

Depraved Plague @ Strawberry Fair

at Midsummer Common

1st June

The Calling

at The Q Club

Get ready for the June Calling!

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

1st June

King Kool + Angel Underground + Keith's Shed

at The Portland Arms

Genre: Rock / garage / punk

Tickets: £5 on door

Big A presents :

Intoxicating, raunchy, garage-punk scuzz rock from the mighty King Kool. Born from the burning wreckage of Tribe of Dan. Smell the engine oil, feel the grin, and rock out to this two-man powerhouse. Their fourth album is due later this year. http://www.kingkool.co.uk/

Plus+

The cathartic and powerful, punk-tinged rock of Angel Underground. www.facebook.com/aurockband

Plus+

Keith's Shed. “Punkish loonies ... highly entertaining ... full of Buzzcocks-style songs with loads of humour” (Cambridge Evening News)

6th June

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

Since we have some new members keen to visit the Elm Tree, this week's pub meet shall be held there. This is an all time favourite pub for Rocksoc, with a great selection of ales, Belgian beers, mead and cider.

8th June

Volition

at The Q Club

Alternative/Metal

£3 before 23:00, £4 after

10th June

Bloodstock Band Competition - Heat 2

at The Portland Arms

The Projectionist + Depraved Plague + Malignant Germ Infestation + Coronach + Enthrallment Eternal

£3 entry

11th June

Wake Up Screaming

at The Fountain

The triumphant return of Wake Up Screaming!

13th June

Obscene Entity + Ruinor + Razoreater

at The Portland Arms

Death metal trio Obscene Entity live with support from Ruinor and Razoreater. Proper quality local metal!

Entry £5; £4 with flyer

13th June

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Carpenter's Arms

This week, the pub meet will be in the newly-reopened Carpenter's Arms, on Victoria Road. Come along for a pint to relax just before May Week kicks off!

14th June

Bad Medicine Rock Night

at The Q Club

Bringing you a night OF ROCK Through the Ages, from classics right through to modern and of course a few cheesey hits for all of you to rock out to.

Entry £4, £3 before 23:00, £2 all night for students.

15th June

Rocksoc May Brawl

at The Portland Arms

The 2013 May Brawl looms! Wodensthrone confirmed as headliner.

Supported by Immortal Empire + Shoulder of Orion.

£4 for RockSoc members, £5 everyone else.


Update: Unfortunately, To The Lions have had to pull out of the gig due to unforeseen circumstances. In their place are the fantastic Shoulder of Orion!!

In an unfortunate turn of events, Sacrilegious Throne have had to pull out of the gig. Immortal Empire have been confirmed as the new main support for Wodensthrone!!

15th June

Rock Lobster — Alternative 80s

at The Q Club

£4 entry / £3 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. Lets 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.

WE'RE AT THE Q CLUB ON THE THIRD SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH FOR 2013!

18th June

Wake Up Screaming

at The Fountain

Wake Up Screaming continues in Easter 2013!

20th June

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Devonshire Arms

This week, the pub meet will be held at The Devonshire Arms, just off Mill Road.

21st June

Envy Waits + Inanimus Theory + Lucid

at The Portland Arms

21st June

Generation Q

at The Q Club

Alternative club night: rock, pop, electro, indie, metal, punk.

Entry: £3 all night!

22nd June

David Lynch Tribute Night

at The Q Club

25th June

Wake Up Screaming

at The Fountain

Last Wake Up Screaming of Easter 2013!

27th June

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Waterman

This week, the pub meet will be held at The Waterman on Chesterton Road.

28th June

Generation Q

at The Q Club

Alternative club night: rock, pop, electro, indie, metal, punk.

Entry: £3 all night!

4th July

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

What better way to celebrate the anniversary of America's independence than enjoying a Belgian beer in an English pub?

5th July

Gothsoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

As usual, Friday pub meet at the Elm, with real ale, real cider, Belgian beer, mead etc. After the Elm Tree closes, not sure what will happen - the First and Last seem to be closing earlier these days - I guess consensus will prevail.

5th July

Bad Medicine Rock Night

at The Q Club

Bringing you a night of ROCK Through the Ages, from classics right through to modern and of course a few cheesey hits for all of you to rock out to.

Entry £3 all night.

6th July

The Calling

at The Q Club

The July Calling is almost here! Get ready for a night of awesome music, fun and frolicking.

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

11th July

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Cambridge Blue

Come along to the pub meet this Thursday at the Cambridge Blue, which has a wide range of quality beers and a large beer garden!

12th July

Generation Q

at The Q Club

Alternative club night: rock, pop, electro, indie, metal, punk.

Entry: £3 all night!

13th July

Volition

at The Q Club

Alternative/Metal

£3 before 23:00, £4 after

One of the guest DJs is RockSoc's Stompy Boots

17th July

Carnal Decay + Pighead + Cancerous Womb

at The Portland Arms

Brutal Death Metal

Price TBC

19th July

Generation Q

at The Q Club

Alternative club night: rock, pop, electro, indie, metal, punk.

Entry: £3 all night!

20th July

Rock Lobster — Alternative 80s

at The Q Club

£4 entry / £3 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. Lets 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.

WE'RE AT THE Q CLUB ON THE THIRD SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH FOR 2013!

26th July

Gothsoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

As usual, Friday night means pub meet at the Elm - real ale, real cider, Belgian beer, mead, etc. After the Elm Tree closes, who knows what will happen, with the First and Last not reliably opening late, but no doubt someone will come up with something.

26th July

Generation Q

at The Q Club

Alternative club night: rock, pop, electro, indie, metal, punk.

Entry: £3 all night!

2nd Aug.

Generation Q

at The Q Club

Alternative club night: rock, pop, electro, indie, metal, punk.

Entry: £3 all night!

3rd Aug.

The Calling

at The Q Club

The July Calling is almost here! Get ready for a night of awesome music, fun and frolicking.

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

10th Aug.

CherryWhite + Subset + Metropolis + Cemetery Junction + Beat Magnets

at The Corner House

Cherry White invite you to join them for their first appearance in Cambridge, hosting a mix of local and out-of-town bands at the Corner House.

£6 advance

10th Aug.

Monterey Ghost Live

at The Grapes

Free entry.

Music will be a selection of late 60s / early 70s rock covers.

16th Aug.

Generation Q

at The Q Club

Alternative club night: rock, pop, electro, indie, metal, punk.

Entry: £3 all night!

17th Aug.

Dirty Kirst + Gravedale High + Mussels + She's Dead Now

at The Corner House

Free entry. Donations appreciated to cover petrol.

17th Aug.

Rock Lobster — Alternative 80s

at The Q Club

FANCY DRESS SPECIAL

£4 entry / £3 before 23:00 / £1 off with flyer or in 80s fancy dress

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. Lets 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.

WE'RE AT THE Q CLUB ON THE THIRD SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH FOR 2013!

22nd Aug.

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Cambridge Blue

This week, the Rocksoc Pub Meet will be held at The Cambridge Blue, just off Mill Road.

If you're in Cambridge and at a loose end for something to do on Thursday, you know where to go!

30th Aug.

Gothsoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

The warm weather continues, so no excuse for not going to the pub. As usual, there will be real ale, real cider, Belgian beer, mead etc. After the Elm closes, what happens probably depends on whether the First and Last is open late. No doubt some plan will emerge.

6th Sept.

Gothsoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

The knights are drawing in, but there's still some summer left, and no shortage of real ale, real cider, Belgian beer and mead at the Elm Tree. After the pub closes, your guess is as good as mine as to what we do next, since it seems the First and Last will no longer be opening late reliably.

7th Sept.

The Calling

at The Q Club

This year marks 18 years since the Calling came into existence.

Join us for an Alice in Wonderland themed night of celebration as the club becomes legal ... in the UK at least...

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

12th Sept.

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Devonshire Arms

This week, the pub meet will be at the Devonshire Arms, just off Mill Road.

The leaves are turning, the nights are closing in...winter is truly coming. What better way to fight off the chill than a pint of ale with the lovely, toasty members of Rocksoc?

13th Sept.

Generation Q

at The Q Club

Alternative club night: rock, pop, electro, indie, metal, punk.

Entry: £3 all night!

14th Sept.

Volition

at The Q Club

Alternative/Metal

£4 before 23:00, £5 after

21st Sept.

Rock Lobster — Alternative 80s

at The Q Club

£4 entry / £3 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. Lets 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.

WE'RE AT THE Q CLUB ON THE THIRD SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH FOR 2013!

26th Sept.

Roses of Humanity + Kaine + Ruinor + AMJ

at The Man on the Moon

£5 on the door.

26th Sept.

Rocksoc pub meet

at Alexandra arms

This week, the pub meet will be held at the Alexandra Arms, on Gwydir Street.

The Alex features a good selection of local ales, including the offer of a paddle of 3 third-pints for £3! (That's a lot of threes!)

27th Sept.

Generation Q

at The Q Club

Alternative club night: rock, pop, electro, indie, metal, punk.

Entry: £3 all night!

1st Oct.

RockSoc Curry Night

at Saffron Brasserie

It's about time for another RockSoc Curry Night!

I'll be reserving the table on Monday and using the 'Going' list as the number of people to book for, so if you put 'maybe' you won't be included!

Perhaps a couple of cheeky pints in the Emperor (which is across the road) beforehand from 18:30?

3rd Oct.

Rocksoc pub meet

at King Street Run

This week, the pub meet will be held in the KSR, on (funnily enough) King Street.

4th Oct.

Bad Medicine Rock Night

at The Q Club

Bringing you a night of ROCK Through the Ages, from classics right through to modern and of course a few cheesey hits for all of you to rock out to.

Entry £3 all night.

5th Oct.

Evil Scarecrow + Encryptaeon + Into The Ether

at The Portland Arms

£6 on the door.

£1 off at The Calling afterwards with gig handstamp.

5th Oct.

The Calling

at The Q Club

After the fantastic 18th birthday celebrations of September, it's now time to look to October. Get ready for another night of gothic goodies and stompy industrial.

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

10th Oct.

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Elm Tree

This week, the pub meet will be held at The Elm, a firm favourite of Rocksoc. Come along and sample some of The Elm's delightful Belgian beers.

11th Oct.

Generation Q

at The Q Club

Alternative club night: rock, pop, electro, indie, metal, punk.

Entry: £3 all night!

15th Oct.

Wake Up Screaming

at The Fountain

Wake Up Screaming will return for the inaugural Freshers' WUS on the 15th October!

FREE entry

17th Oct.

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Maypole

We will continue our weekly pub meets around Cambridge's fine drinking establishments by popping to the Maypole (nestled between The Union and Jesus Green) this Thursday.

Come along for a relaxing mid-week pint and relax with the finest company around!

19th Oct.

Cambridge Octoberfest

at University Social Club

Draught Munich Oktoberfest beers. British ales including special Oktoberfest style beers. Food available.

Admission £3 (free at all times for card-carrying CAMRA, CURAS or USC members)

19th Oct.

Rock Lobster & Oxjam present... Rock Ox — Alternative 80s

at The Q Club

The Rock Lobster you know and love, with a £1 off entry with an Oxjam wristband. And bring your spare pennies to donate to a great cause.

£4 entry / £3 before 23:00 / £1 off with flyer or Oxjam wristband

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. Lets 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.

WE'RE AT THE Q CLUB ON THE THIRD SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH FOR 2013!

24th Oct.

Rocksoc pub crawl

at TBC

It's that time of year again...when our legs get restless and our palates thirsty. So come along for the annual Rocksoc Pub Crawl.

Schedule (subject to revision)

8pm - meet at The Mitre/Baron of Beef on Bridge Street

then move to The Brew House...

Champion of the Thames/King Street Run...

Hopbine...

The Elm Tree...

The First and Last...

25th Oct.

Generation Q

at The Q Club

Alternative club night: rock, pop, electro, indie, metal, punk.

Entry: £3 all night!

26th Oct.

Big A presents King Kool + Freak Barn Accident + Angel Underground

at The Portland Arms

Description: King Kool outgun The Black Keys and White Stripes in the power duo stakes. With their fourth album due shortly, they’re joined by Freak Barn Accident and Angel Underground for an evening of grunge, garage and punked-up rock.

£5 on the door.

27th Oct.

Elm Tree Hallowe'en Masqerade Party

at The Elm Tree

The annual Elm Tree masquerade Halloween party will feature Cliff - the 'Travelling Talesman' telling a devilish host of stories, that will chill your blood and fuel your nightmares.

All guests are requested to wear a mask for the evening to protect their souls from the ghosts & ghouls that only come out on this special night.

This is a party like no other - do not miss it!

Free entry

29th Oct.

Wake Up Screaming

at The Fountain

Join us again for the next installment of our fortnightly rock/metal club night!

Once again, WUS will be FREE all night! And it's two days before Halloween, so get your costumes sorted NOW!

31st Oct.

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Bath House

This week, our pub meet will be at The Bath House, on Bennet Street. Come along and enjoy a mid-week pint with Rocksoc!

1st Nov.

Dia de los Muertos - Day of the Dead

at The Q Club

The Q club proudly presents its Day of the Dead.

£4 entry all night - £1 off in fancy dress

2nd Nov.

The Calling

at The Q Club

The November event is almost here!

Celebrating the close nature of the night to Halloween (yes, yes, any excuse) there is a loose theme of the undead. So bring out your zombies, vampires, undead werewolves, and more to stomp about at the Q for the night!

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

7th Nov.

Anti-Nowhere League + UK Subs + The Destructors

at The Junction

Tickets £15 advance

7th Nov.

Rocksoc pub meet

at King Street Run

An old favourite of Rocksoc, we'll be returning to the KSR next Thursday. Come along for a pint to wind down before the weekend!

8th Nov.

Aeolist + Diminshed Fifth + The Projectionist + Enthrallment Eternal

at The Portland Arms

£5 advance; £6 on the door

8th Nov.

Bad Medicine Rock Night

at The Q Club

Bringing you a night of ROCK Through the Ages, from classics right through to modern and of course a few cheesey hits for all of you to rock out to.

Entry £3 all night.

12th Nov.

Wake Up Screaming

at The Fountain

Join us once again on the top floor of The Fountain for the penultimate WUS of term! 4 Rock/Metal DJs, from 9:30 - 3AM!

£2 Members
£3 Non-Members

Membership to Rocksoc costs £5 and lasts FOR LIFE.

14th Nov.

Lahannya + Unit 9 + Dirty Little Rebel

at The Portland Arms

Lahannya are a touring Anglo-German industrial band with a lot of miles under their belts. Delivering a beautiful blend of metal harmonies and full on beats you are guaranteed not to be disappointed.

Supported by Cambridge metal dons UNIT 9 and Dirty Little Rebel.

Tickets £5 adv; £6 door

14th Nov.

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Portland Arms

This week, we'll be combining the pub meet with the Lahannya/Unit 9 gig in The Portland Arms.

This is also an excellent opportunity for people unfamiliar with the Portland to experience it ahead of the Freshers' Gig on Sat 16th.

15th Nov.

Generation Q

at The Q Club

Alternative club night: rock, pop, electro, indie, metal, punk.

Entry: £3 all night!

16th Nov.

RockSoc Freshers' Gig

at The Portland Arms

EIBON LA FURIES

Avant-garde black metal, dark rock and occult spiritual ascendance!

NORTHERN OAK

Progressive Folk Metal from the deepest, darkest parts of Sheffield!

SHOULDER OF ORION

Progressive black metal from Cambridge, making a welcome return!

£4 RockSoc members; £5 Everyone else

16th Nov.

Rock Lobster — Alternative 80s

at The Q Club

£4 entry / £3 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. Lets 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.

WE'RE AT THE Q CLUB ON THE THIRD SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH FOR 2013!

21st Nov.

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Pickerel

This week, we'll be heading to The Pickerel on Bridge Street. There'll be a fine selection of ales and all the usual friendly Rocksoc faces!

23rd Nov.

Noise Bastard

at The Q Club

Noise Bastard 2: Noise Harder is on due to popular request. Industrial, EBM, aggrotech and digital hardcore at The Q Club.

£4 with promo/before 11pm, £5 otherwise.

24th Nov.

Aghast + Ilenkus + She's Dead Now + That Night Forests Grew

at The Corner House

£5 door; £3 advance

26th Nov.

Wake Up Screaming

at The Fountain

It's nearly the end of term, and that means it's time for the last Wake Up Screaming of 2013! Fear not, for we shall return next year for yet more metal mayhem!

£2 Members
£3 Non-Members

Membership to Rocksoc costs £5 and lasts FOR LIFE.

28th Nov.

Rocksoc pub meet

at The Granta

This week, the pub meet will be held at The Granta, near Mill Pond.

29th Nov.

Generation Q

at The Q Club

Alternative club night: rock, pop, electro, indie, metal, punk.

Entry: £3 all night!

7th Dec.

The Calling

at The Q Club

The last Calling of the year creeps near. Come join us for an evening of frolicking around to dulcet tones.

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

20th Dec.

Screaming Aurgasm Launch Night

at The Q Club

The first night of Screaming Aurgasm is upon us! Brace yourselves as we bring you the best, the filthiest and the most orgasmic alternative music.

£3 before 11 and for students all night with a valid student ID card. £4 for non students after 11pm.

21st Dec.

Rock Lobster — Alternative 80s

at The Q Club

£4 entry / £3 before 23:00 / £1 off with flyer or fancy dress

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. Lets 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.