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September 2017

BBC Introducing LIVE: Figures of Speech / Strike

September 27 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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Fab Fish Fry: Ding Dong Daddios | DJ Andy Smith

September 28 @ 8:00 pm - September 29 @ 3:00 am
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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The Fab Fish Fry presents... The Ding Dong Daddios - live DJ Andy Smith Jim B. Donovan Kicking off from 8pm with Jim Donovan on the 1's and 2's and finishing in the wee hours of 3am with DJ Andy Smith (Prodigy sampler, Portishead scratcher -all round legend.) with the finest Jump & Jive band around sqeezed in the middle!

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The Scarlet Vixens: Purple Peep Show Burlesque

September 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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The Scarlet Vixens are back at the Turtle for their monthly shimmying shindig! This 5* reviewed troupe will dazzle you with their creative and diverse style of burlesque. In the cellar bar is where you will find us! Join us from 7 for burlesque and variety that'll blow your socks off! Feast your eyes on our line up of dreams! Compere - Loretta Lebonke Performances by: Layla Cherry Lilyana L'amour Tootsie Rocques Miss Kitty Pimms Miss Sugar Rush Newcomer -…

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Two Step: Touts + Vistas (Co-headline)

September 29 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
TWO STEP, Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom + Google Map

TWO STEP Presents.. TOUTS - Live Vistas - Live Co-Headline Tour 29th September Purple Turtle, 8pm Free Entry, 18+ TOUTS N.Ireland's most exciting export for years. Boasting a lineup with 'A singer that can't sing, a mod that can't play bass and a drummer that can't see.' Touts arrive in Reading for the first time ready to punch our face in with their brand of angsty punk. Vistas The Prince's of Edinburgh pay us a long awaited visit off the…

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Dirtbag feat Mick Cripps from La GUNS

September 30 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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We bring you. very special show, featuring mr Purple Turtle on the drums - Dirtbag featuting Mick Cripps from L.A. Guns

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Soundjam presents Buckfast Boys

September 30 @ 10:00 pm - October 1 @ 3:30 am
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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SoundJam brings you leading Bristol dj crew Buckfast Boys + Special Guest Headliner Special Headliner (TBA) Buckfast Boys Jay Info Djs on the night will be playing the very best in House/Ukg/Bass & Dnb

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October 2017

BBC Introducing LIVE: Goldn / Grace Savage

October 4 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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BBC Introducing in Berkshire and Em-Bee-Pee presents... BBC Introducing...LIVE Featuting... Goldn - live Grace Savage - live

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Heavy Pop: False Advertising + Filth

October 5 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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Heavy Pop presents: False Advertising + FILTH Entry 8pm // Free Entry. // Ages 18+ (Bring ID) False Advertising Born out of a desire to prove what is so vital about raw, energetic live music. Manchester based FALSE ADVERTISING address modern discontent in their music, fusing sweetly snarling hooks with a cathartic hit of fuzz guitar. Musically, the trio carry echoes of underground ‘90s alternative grunge. Over time developing as much of a name for themselves as “the ultimate DIY…

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Strictly Business: DJ Binge

October 5 @ 10:00 pm - October 6 @ 3:00 am
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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DJ BINGE is back! With his Strictly Business BAG!

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SoundJam: Back 2 the Classics

October 6 @ 10:00 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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SoundJam: Back 2 The Classics - DnB & Jungle Friday Night Special. The line up. DJs Pressure & JC B2B Farnos (Birthday Set) Deviate B2B MajorKaos Slither B2B Jacky D Clarity B2B Milkman Kreep B2B Baker MCs D Raw Danny MRT Tizzy J Bamski Free Entry / Music from 10 / Arrive early to avoid disappointment.

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SoundJam

October 7 @ 10:00 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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SoundJam - bringing you your weekly fix of all things bass, every Saturday. This week.. MajorKaos Slither (DnB Set) Fabricate Mandem Hosted by Mr Wong

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BBC Introducing LIVE: Ray Wills / Cecil / Amya-Ray

October 11 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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BBC Introducing in Berkshire and Em-Bee-Pee presents.. BBC Introducing...LIVE Featuring... Ray Wills - live Cecil - live Amya-Ray

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The Reggae Reggae Show

October 12 @ 10:00 pm - October 13 @ 3:00 am
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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The Reggae Reggae Show - brings you the finest reggae, dub, ska, bluebeat, roots, lovers, ragga, rocksteady, mash ups - THE LOT. These guys have supported them all, from The Wailers, Toots and The Maytals , J Star, Bad Manners, Don Letts, DJ Derek, DJ Andy Smith, Earl Gateshead, Easy Star All Stars, Craig Charles - need I go on?

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Influences presents ”Code Red” Takeover

October 13 @ 10:00 pm - October 14 @ 3:30 am
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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Influences invites Code Red long time established event from Newquay down for a night of quality bass driven music. Code Red residents playing: Re-Defeat Grudge Corp Leroy Cozzie Watt

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Two Step: Vinyl Staircase / CARO / Medisin

October 19 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
TWO STEP, Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom + Google Map

TWO STEP presents... Vinyl Staircase - live https://soundcloud.com/vinyl-staircase The psych 4-piece and previous Two Step guests Vinyl Staircase return in a bigger force to take top flight. Expect an ecstatic show with NOISE/ FUZZ/ REVERB/ GAZE/ SLUDGE. If you havn't seen them live yet, you need to quick. Tipped by Wolf Alice's Joel Amey “Like Television but with fat distortion pedals” Caro - live https://soundcloud.com/caroetos Their live shows are phenomenal, glitchy time signatures and synths reign supreme on their material.…

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Don’t Sweat The Technique – Golden Era Hip-Hop

October 19 @ 10:00 pm - October 20 @ 3:00 am
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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Don't Sweat The Technique - Golden Era Hip-hop / Breaks / Funk Brought to you by Phil Andrew Whitehousestudiodjs

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Sløtface @ Purple Turtle

October 21 @ 7:00 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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Heavy Pop & Dork: Sløtface + Special Guests

October 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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Sat 21th Oct - Heavy Pop + Dork present Sløtface Entry: Free, 18+ Bring ID. 8 pm SLOTFACE “We have seen the future, and its name is Sløtface” – Gigwise "create the most joyous punk ditties" - The Guardian Sløtface, formerly known (and still pronounced) as Slutface, are a Norwegian punk band. On 1 April 2016, the band changed their name to Sløtface, citing social media censorship issues and released single "Sponge State", reaching critical acclaim. The single became the…

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SoundJam

October 21 @ 10:00 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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SoundJam - bringing you your weekly fix of all things bass, every Saturday. This week.. Stinkin Beats Showcase Ft. Fingaz b2b Funka T w/Piepa, Boppa & Jordz MajorKaos Mizzog Knegativ (New Bass Order) Hosted by Mr Wong & Stinkin Beats MCs

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Hopscotch Tour Reading: Yonaka, Anteros, Stereo Honey

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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Hopscotch is the UK’s hottest club night and for the first time ever it’s heading out on tour. October 2017 will see three of the most exciting bands from the world of UK indie head out across the country as Hopscotch takes to the road. The 12 date tour is the brain child of Jack Saunders from Radio X & MTV and features a host of home grown talent in Yonaka, Anteros and Stereo Honey. Best of all? It’s completely…

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BBC Introducing LIVE: April Towers / FlashFires

October 25 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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BBC Introducing in Berkshire and Em-Bee-Pee presents.. BBC Introducing...LIVE Featuring... April Towers - live Flashfires - live

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FAB FISH FRY: Count Skylarkin / Ding Dong Daddios – live

October 26 @ 8:00 pm - October 27 @ 3:00 am
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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The Fab Fish Fry presents... Count Skylarkin DJ Set The Ding Dong Daddios - live Jim B. Donovan DJ Set A KILLER of a night, from 8pm al lthe way through to 3am. Starting with Reading legend - Jim B Donovan, whipping the crowd up with some R&B, Jive, Swing and Blues - followed by the finest Jump Jive band in the UK - then its down to the basement for the afterparty will 3am!

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Em-bee-pee: Busty & The Bass + Tom Dunne live

October 27 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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Em-Bee-Pee presents.. Busty and the Bass - live Tom Dunne - live Forming within their first week at McGill University in Montreal, Busty and the Bass learned the ropes of performing together before even giving thought to their name or sound. Playing mainly house parties and covers for the next two years, Busty gained a reputation for delivering dance-filled live performances unmatched in energy and vibe. It wasn’t until entering a competition run by Canada’s national broadcaster, CBC, that the…

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Subfactory: Fabio & Grooverider

October 27 @ 9:00 pm - October 28 @ 3:30 am
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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BIG ONE! We have had them both play the infamous venue before...but never together!! HEAVY! 27 OCTOBER ------------------------ 9pm - 3.30am FABIO & GROOVERIDER ARRIVE EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!

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The Scarlet Vixens: Burlesque from the Crypt: Halloween!

October 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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The Scarlet Vixens are back at the Turtle for their monthly shimmying shindig! This 5* reviewed troupe will dazzle you with their creative and diverse style of burlesque. In the cellar bar is where you will find us! Join us from 7 for burlesque and variety that'll blow your socks off! This month we're bringing you a Halloween flavour to our show, our favourite time of year is upon us and we can't wait to lure you into our dungeon…

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November 2017

BBC Introducing LIVE: Alex Green / Mosaic

November 1 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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BBC Introducing in Berkshire and Em-Bee-Pee presents.. BBC Introducing...LIVE featuring... Alex Green - live Mosaic - live

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Strictly Business: DJ Binge

November 2 @ 10:00 pm - November 3 @ 3:00 am
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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Hi-Density Records 1st Birthday.

November 3 @ 10:00 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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Hi-Density Records 1st Birthday. Drum & Bass all night. Line up: Hi-Density Records Showcase ft Kray-Z, Bamski, Kruger & Treason (first birthday special) MajorKaos w/MC Jonny Banton Knegativ w/MC Rider Audio Venom Showcase ft Norm & MC Marky C Elevated Bass Showcase ft Tom Grimehouse & Jackskee w/MC Bedder Homegrown Showcase ft Bravo & Jacky D w/ Ash The Author Kovert (Hi-Density Records) FREE ENTRY - Music from 10 - Arrive early to avoid queues/disappointment.

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FAB FISH FRY: Harleighblu – LIVE + guest

November 4 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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Harleighblu - live Harleighblu has been likened to Erykah Badu and AlunaGeorge in the same breath; her hugely charismatic style has been championed by MistaJam, who was so taken with her 2013 debut single “Enough Now” that he crowned it his ‘Jam Hot’ single of the week, kicking o heavy and escalating support from tastemakers all over the world. FOR FREE TICKETS: https://www.fatsoma.com/purpleturtlereading

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BBC Introducing LIVE: Kill Committee / Head Drop

November 8 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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BBC Introducing in Berkshire and Em-Bee-Pee presents.. BBC Introducing...LIVE featuting... Kill Committee - live Head Drop - live

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The Reggae Reggae Show

November 9 @ 10:00 pm - November 10 @ 3:00 am
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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Heavy Pop: Red Kite + Special Guests

November 11 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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Heavy Pop presents red kite Entry: FREE* // Ages: 18+ (Bring ID) // Doors: 8pm *Confirm your free ticket on DICE - Just For You here: http://bit.ly/2gYAIB2 RED KITE "'Take Care of Your Own' switches from stroll to sprint with echoed harmonies, steady beats and guitars in various guises" - Move To Trash Are You Listening? Festival favourites Red Kite return to Reading showcasing music from their forthcoming album Racquet. It's the band's first record since Songs For Crow four…

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BBC Introducing LIVE: Favourite Fears / Static Son

November 15 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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BBC Introducing in Berkshire and Em-Bee-Pee presents... BBC Introducing...LIVE Featuring... Favourite Fears - live Static Son - live

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Don’t Sweat The Technique – Golden Era Hip-Hop

November 16 @ 10:00 pm - November 17 @ 3:00 am
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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Heavy Pop & Dork mag: Girli + special guests

November 17 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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FRI 17 NOV - Heavy Pop in association with Dork presents GIRLI Entry: FREE, 18+ (Bring ID). 8 pm. Venue: Purple Turtle GIRLI "playful feminist DIY pop embodies new era of indie" GUARDIAN Tipped by many including Dork, the Guardian, Telegraph, and Clash. London’s most unapologetic, Gen-Z popstar GIRLI shares details of her upcoming ‘Hot Mess’ EP. The EP’s title track is available to buy and stream now via PMR - https://GIRLI.lnk.to/HotMessPR - with the full EP landing Tuesday September…

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BBC Introducing LIVE: Pelada Wild / Saharas

November 22 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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BBC Introducing in Berkshire and Em-Bee-Pee presents.. BBC Introducing...LIVE featuring... Pelada Wild - live SAHARAS - live

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Fantastic Breasts and where to find them! A Scarlet Vixens Production

November 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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The Scarlet Vixens Present; Fantastic Breasts and where to find them! a night of Nerdlesque entertainment. Come and join us for the unofficial Reading Comic Con after party. For the second year running we give you astounding burlesque full of Pop culture, movie, anime and comic book references and of course full frontal nerdity! Over 18s only. Line up to be announced soon! We will be joined as ever by the fabulous DJ Tania Twinkle to get you all in…

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BBC Introducing LIVE: Vinyl Staircase / Drug Store Romeos

November 29 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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BBC Introducing in Berkshire and Em-Bee-Pee presents... BBC Introducing...LIVE featuring... Vinyl Staircase - live Drug Store Romeos - live

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FAB FISH FRY: DJ Andy Smith / Ding Dong Daddios

November 30 @ 8:00 pm - December 1 @ 3:00 am
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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December 2017

Sixteen Step Records Launch Party.

December 1 @ 10:00 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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On Friday 1st December, underground Drum & Bass label Sixteen Step Records take over our basement for a night of dark rolling Drum & Bass Full line up TBA

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Reggae Reggae Show: Chainska Brassica – LIVE + guests

December 2 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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The Reggae Reggae Show presents... Chainska Brassika - live + Special guests This mischievous rabble from London have been causing mischief since school, spreading their contagious horn driven ska anthems across the UK, mainland Europe and beyond. 2017 will see the band release their next LP 'Harry J Business', recorded at Harry J Studios in Kingston, Jamaica with double Grammy award winning producer Stephen Stewart. Extensive tours of the UK and Europe are planned plus a string of festival performances…

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BBC Introducing LIVE: Jersey Bones / Seasons in Shorthand

December 6 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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BBC Introducing in Berkshire and Em-Bee-Pee presents.. BBC Introducing...LIVE featuring... Jersey Bones - live The Seasons In Shorthand - live

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Strictly Business: DJ Binge

December 7 @ 10:00 pm - December 8 @ 3:00 am
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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The Reggae Reggae Show

December 14 @ 10:00 pm - December 15 @ 3:00 am
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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The Scarlet Vixens: A Christmas Concoction!

December 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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The Scarlet Vixens are back for their monthly shimmying shindig at the Purple Turtle's basement but this time we're bringing you a show full of festive frivolities! Christmas - love it or hate it, you'll LOVE this show. Expect all the usul daft, beautiful, hilarious and bonkers burlesque from your favourite burlesque troupe! Feast your eyes on our line up! Compere: Mariposa Bop Performances by: Lady Lisette Ruby Miss Oopsie Ooohh Loui/Loretta von Dini Tootsie Rocques Layla Cherry Loretta Lebonke…

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BBC Introducing LIVE: Vienna Ditto / Adam & Elvis

December 20 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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BBC Introducing in Berkshire and Em-Bee-Pee BBC Introducing...LIVE featuting... Vienna Ditto - live Adam & Elvis - live

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