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August 2019

Acid Jazz Records Garden Party: Eddie Piller / Smiler

August 3 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Acid Jazz Records Garden Party w/ Eddie Piller + Smiler One of the most important labels that has ever lived, more so their main main and founder Eddie Piller brings his vinyl to the Purple Turtle Courtyard, as we roll out the soundsystem and paint the town Mod. If you didn't know, Eddie set up the seminal label with another legend Gilles Peterson, and Acid Jazz went on to huge success, to become one of the most crucial record labels…

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Soundjam Presents Goodside

August 3 @ 10:00 pm - August 4 @ 3:00 am
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

SoundJam, bringing you your weekly fix of all things bass, every Saturday This week we invite Basingstoke based promoters Goodside bringing you the very best in House. Djs on the night Ollie Boy Benny c b2b Robbie C C Nero b2b Dj Finnerz Guigs b2b Dyl Bardell Free Entry - ID4ALL

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BBC Music Introducing: Chalk City / Warp Rays

August 7 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

BBC Music Introducing in Berkshire and Em-Bee-Pee presents BBC Music introducing LIVE CHALK CITY - live Warp Rays - live

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Influences Presents Cabin Fever Uk

August 9 @ 10:00 pm - August 10 @ 3:00 am

Infleunces presents Tommy Grimehouse's B'day Bash! This week we bring you Tommy Grimehouses B'day bash with special guests Cabin Fever uk and Dub General of Natty Dub Records.... Cabin Fever Uk (Natty Dub) Dub General (Natty Dub) Tom GrimeHouse (Elevated Bass) Jay Info (Adjusted Audio) Dodz (Dreamcatcher) Omen B2B Recon (Elevated Bass) MCs: D Raw DVZ UTB Tella

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SoundJam presents: Boogie Bunker Radio | House & Tech

August 10 @ 10:00 pm - August 11 @ 3:00 am
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

SoundJam, bringing you your weekly fix of all things bass. This week we welcome a guest all the way from Le Club Tenerife! Representing BBR and our SoundJam residents AITOR ROBLES (Le Club Tenerife & BBR) JAMES JJ WILLIAMS (BBR BOSSMAN) Rob Randell (SoundJam & BBR) 4BEL (SoundJam) Easi Groove (Selector) Sam Bond (Special Guest) Free entry -ID4ALL

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BBC Music introducing: Naomi Banks | Ameli

August 14 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

BBC Music Introducing in Berkshire adn Em-Bee-Pee presents.. BBC Music Introducing LIVE Naomi Banks - live AMELI - live

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Jack Tyson Charles – live + special guests

August 15 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

We bring you a very special show from mister soul, Jack Tyson Charles. This Is Epic Soul. Jack Tyson Charles is a hugely dynamic musical force. Born and bred in the heart of London, he has been cultivating his brand of Epic Soul for the past two years on the London circuit. Jack has featured on The Craig Charles F&S Show many times and recorded with some of the finest soul acts around. Not to be missed. Free Entry.

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Trojan Records Official Garden Party

August 17 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

17th August Trojan Records Official Garden Party 2pm-8pm feat... Mistah Brown The Reggae Reggae Show We are excited to bring to ' In The Courtyard' an official garden party from none other than another of the most important record labels of all time.... Trojan Records FREE ENTRY 2pm-8pm Kids Welcome until 6pm

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Influences presents FrEQuenicity

August 17 @ 10:00 pm - August 18 @ 3:00 am
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

FrEQuenicity is a concept themed Drum & Bass focused on bringing together some of the best selecta's around and pairing them up to bring you some concentrated vibes. Line up on the night is; Fluent - Liquid Blan:Kaa B2B Solitude (Soul:ution & Signature) C4 B2B EQ B2B Rapid (96-2004 Classics) GrimeHouse B2B Arnold (Strictly Rollers) Pressure B2B Deejay Mutley (Old Skool & Jungle) Hosts : Flewid MC, MC RBee & Myst Free Entry 10pm - 3.30am NO ID NO ENTRY Bring your best skankin' shoes Run tell a friend

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BBC Music Introducing: Jacob And The Moons / Ray Wills

August 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

BBC Music Introducing in Berkshire and Em-Bee-Pee presents BBC Music Introducing LIVE Jacob And The Moons - live Ray Wills - live

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170 BPM 008 » NBO x Sixteen Step Records » Friday 23rd Aug

August 23 @ 10:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

The clue's in the name... If it falls in the realms of the D&B spectrum and pulses around about the 170 mark, you're catching it here. Presenting 170 BPM, our bi-monthly Drum & Bass night in the depths of the Purple Turtle dungeon, showcasing the freshest tracks spanning the 360 spectrum of DnB featuring NBO residents on rotation, b2b specials, debuts, label showcases + special guest DJs & MCs on in session. NEXT UP: Friday 23rd August : Sixteen Step…

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Reach Up! Disco Wonderland Garden Party /w Andy Smith

August 24 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

In The Courtyard Summer Series presents... DJ Andy Smith's Reach Up Disco Wonderland Garden Party Dj legend, Portishead DJ and scratch master, The Document creator, Trojan records selector and realistically one of the finest DJs ever, brings his uber cool Reach Up Disco Wonderland to Reading, for an afternoon of disco, boogie, re-edits. Free Entry 4pm-8pm KIDS WELCOME UNTIL 6pm

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SoundJam

August 24 @ 10:00 pm

SoundJam, bringing you your weekly fix of all things bass, every Saturday. This week: Sour Taste MajorKaos Knegativ Artwear Hosted by: Mista Wong Free entry - ID4ALL

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BBC Music introducing: Darshaan / IDRchitecture

August 28 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

BBC Music Introducing in Berkshire and Em-Bee-Pee presents BBC Music Introducing LIVE Darshaan - live IDRchitecture - live

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Subfactory

August 30 @ 10:00 pm - August 31 @ 3:00 am

dnb baby

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September 2019

The Skangsters

September 6 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

The Skangsters are back at the Purple Turtle, Reading. Free Entry and we are on at 9.15pm

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Verge – DnB in the Dungeon

September 6 @ 10:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Verge - DnB in the Dungeon every first Friday of the month DJs Bodikal Farnos Fabricate Corrosive CBD Hosted by: Mista Wong & JC FREE ENTRY - ID4ALL

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Budafinga Breaks Garden Party

September 7 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

IN THE COURTYARD presents.. Budafinga Breaks! w/ Burden + Feef Expect an overload of breaks, proper hip hop and scratching, from this old skool Reading possee. Gonna be a blast. 3pm-8pm FREE ENTRY

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BBR Takeover SoundJam (House & Tech)

September 7 @ 10:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

SOUNDJAM PRESENTS BBR (PART II) SEPTEMBER 7th 2019 - HOUSE & TECH DJs JAMES JJ WILLIAMS (BBR BOSSMAN) HUSTLE & GROOVE (SOUNDJAM) DJ LUUH (BAMBU/FIJI BEACH CLUBS/BBR) ROB RANDELL (2HOT SOUNDJAM & BBR) FREE ENTRY - ID4ALL

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Brother Strut- Attic Sessions Jam

September 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Here's your chance to come and see Brother Strut up close and personal for a jam session with some of the best musicians in the UK. This show is different to their normal shows, and is a mix of covers, guest musicians and sometimes some incredible impromptu 'one off' moments. They have sold out London's KOKO twice, Ronnie Scotts, and Camden Jazz Cafe on numerous occasions. PLEASE NOTE THE TIMINGS FOR THESE SHOWS: 5:00pm - doors 5:30pm - 7:00pm Brother…

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BBC Music Introducing: Deluxe Deluxe + special guests

September 11 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

BBC Music Introducing in Berkshire and Em-Bee-Pee presents BBC Music introducing LIVE Deluxe Deluxe - live + guests

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The Reggae Reggae Show – Sep 19

September 12 @ 10:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

The usual monthly reggae dubbin, gubbins in the Basement. See you there...or not (as it's fairly dark, and our eyesight's not what is used to be - and we may be a bit squiffy!). With your reggae DJs: Jack Hollywood & Bubblin' Bob

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The Mark II at The Turtle

September 13 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

We're back from our summer hols and ready for a big night of soul and motown tunes. Come join us for a beer and a boogie!

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Influences Presents Mischief Ft. Trigga

September 13 @ 10:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

This week influences we invite Southampton crew Mischief to host their own event. Dj Caution has booked special guest Mc Trigga from Shadow Demon Coalition alongside Mc Felon. Performing on the night Dj Caution Enforcer Newton Jay Info Massiah Mc's **Trigga** Felon Corshh Wong Inna Deadlie

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SoundJam Day – House & Tech in the courtyard

September 14 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

SoundJam day, house & garage in the courtyard/garden. DJs MajorKaos | Jay Info | Rob Randell Free entry - ID4ALL

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The Pale White, live at Purple Turtle – Reading

September 14 @ 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Newcastle's indie-rock outfit The Pale White are on the road this Autumn. 🔥 Following support slots with the likes of Sam Fender, Foals and The Amazons, a run of sold out Northern dates, huge festival slots across the country, and critically acclaimed releases - including the 'Take Me To The Strange' EP and single 'Medicine' - the momentum is set to take the band to new heights by the end of 2019. 'Medicine': https://spoti.fi/2VTmAez TICKETS: http://bit.ly/TPW-Rdng (18+)

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BBC Music Introducing: The Dead Freights / The Doolallys

September 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

BBC Music Introducing in Berkshire and Em-Bee-Pee presents BBC Music Introducing LIVE The Dead Freights - live The Doolallys - live

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170 BPM 010 » NBO Family In Session » 20/09

September 20 @ 10:00 pm

The clue's in the name... If it falls in the realms of the D&B spectrum and pulses around the 170 mark, you're catching it here. Presenting 170 BPM, our bi-monthly Drum & Bass night in the famous Purple Turtle dungeon, showcasing the freshest, hardest tracks spanning the 360 spectrum featuring NBO residents on rotation, b2b specials, debuts, label showcases + special guest DJs & MCs. NEXT UP: Friday 20th September - NBO Family: In session ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ LINE UP ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ ◾…

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DJ Derek’s Island Discs Garden Party w/ Count Skylarkin

September 21 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

In The Courtyard presents... DJ Derek's Island Discs Garden Party w/ Count Skylarkin Prominent reggaeDJ, and close friend of DJ Derek, Count Skylarkin inherited the great man's mini disc collection. We invite the Count to bring Derek's music and stories - to life, sweet memory sounds! Expect all of Derek's favourite floor fillers, dancehall, ska, soul, and reeeggggaaeee! support from The Reggae Reggae Show FREE ENTRY 2pm-8pm KIDS WELCOME UNTIL 6pm

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Heavy Pop: MarthaGunn (Communion) + Special Guests

September 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Heavy Pop present MarthaGunn + Special Guests Sat 21st September | Purple Turtle, Reading FREE ENTRY | AGES: 18+ (ID REQUIRED) | DOORS: 8pm -- MarthaGunn -- 'Everything the band place their name against feels measured, considered, matching their crisp, biting sound with elements of classic songwriting' Clash Mag Made up of Abi, Max, Humphrey, Ally and Frankie MarthaGunn first bonded five years ago where they all came to live together. Taking musical cues from bands including Fleetwood Mac, Mystery…

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Sound Jam

September 21 @ 10:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

SoundJam, bring you your weekly fix of all things bass, every Saturday This week - Outlook reunion Joe NBO MajorKaos Knegativ Hosted by: Mista Wong & Rider

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BBC Music Introducing: Joe Hicks / Nicole Allan

September 25 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

BBC Music Introducing in Berkshire and Em-Bee-Pee presents BBC Music Introducing LIVE Joe Hicks - live Nicole Allan - live

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Subfactory

September 27 @ 10:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR
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DJ Scratchy Punky Reggae Garden Party (The Clash DJ)

September 28 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Scratchy Sounds, Tour DJ with the Clash, Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros, The Pogues and Gogol Bordello, resident of London's Gypsy Hotel and Selectah at clubs and festivals across the globe from New York to Paris to Tokyo, spins sets of The Rock and The Roll of The World & Roots Rockin' Rhythms & Blues FREE ENTRY 3pm-8pm KIDS WELCOME UNTIL 6pm

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The Scarlet Vixens Present: Purple Peep Show

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

5* reviewed troupe The Scarlet Vixens monthly burlesque show at Reading's longest running bar! In the cellar bar is where you will find us! Join us from 7 for burlesque and variety that'll blow your socks off! Line up TBC

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New Voices

September 29 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

We're looking for new voices! If you ever fancied being on the radio then come along to our open auditions and tell us a story. No experience required - just turn up. Full details at bbc.co.uk/newvoices

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Skint Mondays Live w/ The Keep Cats + Very Special Secret Guest

September 30 @ 8:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Reading's favourite week-night party for over ten years, Skint Mondays is proud to present live music from two extremely hotly tipped bands at Purple Turtle on Monday 30th September. As always, drinks offers will run all night and entry is completely free!

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October 2019

BBC Music introducing: The Crooked 45 / Waxwork Figurine

October 2 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

BBC Music Introducing in Berkshire and Em-Bee-Pee presents BBC Music Introducing LIVE The Crooked 45 - live WAXWORK FIGURINE - live

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The Ding Dong Daddios

October 3 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

We always love having The Ding Dong Daddios at Purple Turtle, the quintet will be performing on the 27th June, Come down for a blend of Jump Jive and Swing. Dance the night away through their combination of instrumental skills and vocal harmony, all evoking a feeling of nostalgia whilst maintaining a keen sense of the 'now'.

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Verge – DnB in the Dungeon – Farnos’ Bday Bash

October 4 @ 10:00 pm

Verge - DnB in the Dungeon every 1st Friday of the month. This week we celebrate resident Karl Farny's birthday with a battle of the Reading crews special! Representing #dnb - DJ Farnos & Deviate Representing Sublow hz - Pressure & Zero G Representing New Bass Order - Joe NBO & Shoreline Representing SoundJam - MajorKaos & Jay Info Representing Subfactory - Clarity MCs: DRaw - Wong - Tizzy J Free entry - ID4ALL - Arrive Early!

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MBP: Black Doldrums + No Feathers

October 5 @ 8:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

London’s duo Black Doldrums are renowned for delivering multiple layers of echo-drenched guitar and heavy relentless drums, creating their transient and euphoric dark-psych, shoegaze and continuing to astonish audiences with sounds far greater than one may assume.

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SoundJam – House & Tech

October 5 @ 10:00 pm - October 15 @ 12:00 am
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

SoundJam, bringing you your weekly fix of all things bass, every Saturday. This week - House & Tech The line up: James A-L C NERO Tom Major Chloé Mae Double L Free entry - ID Req. - 22:00-03:30

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BBC Music Introducing: Daze – live

October 9 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

BBC Music Introducing in Berkshire and Em-Bee-Pee presents BBC Music Introducing LIVE Daze - live + guests

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The Mythicals- Live

October 11 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Mythicals are a 6 piece Rock & Pop Covers band : Kate White & Rachel Sinetta (Vocals), Ric Bardsley (guitar) Pete Hood (Bass), Arran Johnstone (drums) & Gil (Keys)

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Influences

October 11 @ 10:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Influences brings you talented local djs across the genre of DNB every 2nd Friday of the month.... This weeks djs Bunnie Simpson Slither Jay Info

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Brother Strut- Attic Sessions Jam

October 13 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Here's your chance to come and see Brother Strut up close and personal for a jam session with some of the best musicians in the UK. This show is different to their normal shows, and is a mix of covers, guest musicians and sometimes some incredible impromptu 'one off' moments. They have sold out London's KOKO twice, Ronnie Scotts, and Camden Jazz Cafe on numerous occasions. PLEASE NOTE THE TIMINGS FOR THESE SHOWS: 5:00pm - doors 5:30pm - 7:00pm Brother…

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BBC Music Introducing: Warp Rays / Forays/ Elucidate

October 16 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

BBC Music Introducing in Berkshire and Em-Bee-Pee presents BBC Music Introducing LIVE Warp Rays - live Forays - live ELUCIDATE - live

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MBP: Social Contract + special guests

October 17 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR
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Don’t Sweat The Technique

October 17 @ 8:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Bi-Monthly Golden Era focused Hip-Hop night based in Reading Town!

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Heavy Pop: Some Bodies + Special Guests

October 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Heavy Pop present Some Bodies + Special Guests Fri 18th Oct | Purple Turtle, Reading FREE ENTRY (Sign up at heavypop.co.uk) AGES: 18+ (ID REQUIRED) | Doors 8pm -- SOME BODIES -- “Fuzzing Ty Segall guitars with a wistful glance back to pop music past” Bristol In Stereo Some Bodies bring a sound of wobbly synths, guitars and drums from a time-gone-by. In a similar way to bands like FUR, Sons of Raphael or The Lemon Twigs, their music aptly…

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