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May 2018

Big Yella: Blues, Beer & Bourbon Festival – Reading

May 26 @ 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

The Big Yella presents... BLUES BEER + BOURBON - READING ** 1st Wave Announcement! ** Mungo Jerry Jim Jones and the Righteous Mind Son of Dave Vienna Ditto The Future Shape Of Sound Hipbone Slim One Man Band and many many more to be announced Now due to popular demand, we are a 3 day festival! Starting on the Friday evening from 7pm, running through the Saturday and Sunday Friday 25th May THE BIG YELLA READING 7pm - 11pm Line…

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Soundjam

May 26 @ 10:00 pm - May 27 @ 3:30 am

Soundjam invites london brand MAD for a very special bank holiday takeover.... Charles Barley Mykee Phunkee Max-e Groove Martin Briggs Jay Info b2b Cures Scott Lapworth Mart Lake Acay

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Big Yella: Blues, Beer & Bourbon Festival – Reading

May 27 @ 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

The Big Yella presents... BLUES BEER + BOURBON - READING ** 1st Wave Announcement! ** Mungo Jerry Jim Jones and the Righteous Mind Son of Dave Vienna Ditto The Future Shape Of Sound Hipbone Slim One Man Band and many many more to be announced Now due to popular demand, we are a 3 day festival! Starting on the Friday evening from 7pm, running through the Saturday and Sunday Friday 25th May THE BIG YELLA READING 7pm - 11pm Line…

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The Scarlet Vixens present: The Big Yella Blues Burlesque Show

May 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

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! More details to be announced soon.

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BBC Music Introducing: Griins / UBIK

May 30 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

BBC Music Introducing in Berkshire and Em-Bee-Pee presents.. Griins - live UBIK - live

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Fab Fish Fry: Jake La Botz (US)

May 31 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Fab Fish Fry presents... Jake La Botz (US) Jake La Botz hit the road at fifteen. He found employment as a roofer, boilermaker, factory worker, and obituary writer. In the midst of this he learned how to play guitar. He played on the streets and in the juke joints of New Orleans, Chicago, and the Mississippi Delta, finding kinship with some of the last of the pre-war era bluesmen: David “Honeyboy” Edwards, “Homesick” James, and “Maxwell Street” Jimmy Davis.…

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Jack Hollywood’s Fab Fish Fry

May 31 @ 11:00 pm - June 1 @ 3:00 am

Jack Hollywood's The Fab Fish Fry Expect a mix of all things with soul. From 50's rock n roll, 60's soul, 70's funk, 80's hip hop, and well, well beyond!

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June 2018

Heavy Pop: Dream State + Origami Heart

June 1 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

Heavy Pop presents DREAM STATE + Origami Heart Doors 8pm | Ages 18+ | FREE ENTRY

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Hi-Density – USB Dubs launch

June 1 @ 10:00 pm - June 2 @ 3:00 am

Hi-Density USB of dubs launch party DJs: Hi- Density (Kray-Z/Bamski/Kruger) Hi-Rez Knegativ Kovert Obsession Archaea Hosts: Bamski Kruger Rider Mouthy Treason

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Summer Stories | End Of Exams Day Rave

June 5 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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Summer Stories is Reading's brand new day rave pop up event combining various genres music, amazing drinks deals, Shisha and the very best in street food. Step into the famous Purple Turtle outdoor area for an incredible end of year experience!

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BBC Music Introducing: BIGG / Versus Robots

June 6 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

BBC Music Introducing in Berkshire + Em-Bee-Pee presents. BIGG - live Versus Robots - live

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Friday Night Live: The Mark II

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

The Mark II

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SoundJam

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

SoundJam, bringing you your weekly fix of all things bass, every Saturday. This week: Knegativ (New Bass Order) MajorKaos Slither Fabricate Hosted by: Mr Wong.

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BBC Music Introducing: Bilk / HATYM + Uncle Peanut

June 13 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR
Free

BBC Music Introducing Present.- Bilk / HATYM + Uncle Peanut

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Fab Fish Fry: Black Kat Boppers

June 14 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR
Free

The Fab Fish Fry presents.. Black Kat Boppers - live Hot Boppin, Groovin’ 4 piece group playing rockin, roots music with a Guitar, Double Bass & stand up Drums Black Kat Boppers hail from down on the South Coast Water Way in Southampton and are 4 fellas who love to play hard boppin’, jump up, rockin’ blues, dance music. “With The Black Kat Boppers you get to immerse yourselves in that rockin’ feelin’. Think of us as ‘rockin the blues’…

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SoundJam

June 16 @ 10:00 pm - June 17 @ 4:00 am
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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Free

SoundJam, bringing you your weekly fix of all things bass, every Saturday. This week.. DJs: MRfame B2B MajorKaos Jay Walk Littlefeetz MCs: Mr Wong / Loopz / Sneekie / Trix

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BBC Music Introducing: Sports Team / No Feathers

June 20 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR
Free

BBC Music Introducing in Berkshire and Em-Bee-Pee presents. Sports Team - live No Feathers - live

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BBC Music introducing: James Tanch & Network Band / Signal /more

June 27 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR
Free

BBC Music Introducing in Berkshire and Em-Bee-Pee presents.. James Tanch + The Network Band Signal Borjad Luis

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Brass-AGEDDON: Dat Brass – live

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

The Fab Fish Fry presents... BRASS-AGEDDON Dat Brass - live + guests Brass licks, sax riffs, rap spits, hat hits & scratch bits 10-piece brass hip-hop outift, performing blistering originals, packed with red hot verse and anthemic horn lines

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The Definitions – Live!

June 29 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR
Free

The Definitions - Live!

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The Scarlet Vixens present: Purple Peep Show Burlesque

June 30 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

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! More details to be announced soon.

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July 2018

Readipop Festival 2018

July 13 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Readipop Festival, Christchurch Meadows, Caversham
Reading, RG4 United Kingdom

808 State / Odyssey / Dawn Penn / Stereo MCs / Goldie Lookin Chain (Legends Set) / Huey Morgan's NYC Block Party / John Power (Cast/The La's) / Barry Hyde (The Futureheads) / Rowetta (Happy Mondays) / Don Letts (DJ Set) / The Members / Senser / Lack Of Afro / The Haggis Horns / Dutty Moonshine Quartet / Too Many T's / Mutchako (Brazil) & many more Earlybird tickets sold out - Third Tier £30 weekend tickets now on…

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Embeepee – Blackwaters – live

July 13 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR
Free

Em-Bee-Pee presents.. BlackWaters - live

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Readipop Festival 2018

July 14 @ 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Readipop Festival, Christchurch Meadows, Caversham
Reading, RG4 United Kingdom

808 State / Odyssey / Dawn Penn / Stereo MCs / Goldie Lookin Chain (Legends Set) / Huey Morgan's NYC Block Party / John Power (Cast/The La's) / Barry Hyde (The Futureheads) / Rowetta (Happy Mondays) / Don Letts (DJ Set) / The Members / Senser / Lack Of Afro / The Haggis Horns / Dutty Moonshine Quartet / Too Many T's / Mutchako (Brazil) & many more Earlybird tickets sold out - Third Tier £30 weekend tickets now on…

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Readipop Festival 2018

July 15 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Readipop Festival, Christchurch Meadows, Caversham
Reading, RG4 United Kingdom

808 State / Odyssey / Dawn Penn / Stereo MCs / Goldie Lookin Chain (Legends Set) / Huey Morgan's NYC Block Party / John Power (Cast/The La's) / Barry Hyde (The Futureheads) / Rowetta (Happy Mondays) / Don Letts (DJ Set) / The Members / Senser / Lack Of Afro / The Haggis Horns / Dutty Moonshine Quartet / Too Many T's / Mutchako (Brazil) & many more Earlybird tickets sold out - Third Tier £30 weekend tickets now on…

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Nu:Motion Synthetic Sessions.

July 20 @ 10:00 pm - July 21 @ 10:00 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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FREE

Every month we bring you a Synthetic sessions event which is all about supporting upcoming artist's and Labels! This month we are inviting back some of our favourites from the past year. Lineup - Nu:Motion - Tyrills - Part Time b2b Forma b2b Talk To Frank - S4GE - Andromeda  

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Soundjam presents UKGu Takeover

July 22 @ 8:00 am - July 23 @ 8:00 am
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR
FREE

SoundJam, bringing you your weekly fix of all things bass, every Saturday! This week we invite special guest event UKGu from Guildford to take control..

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Skint Rock | Chester Bennington Tribute Night

July 23 @ 10:00 pm - July 24 @ 3:00 am
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR
FREE

It's been a year since Chester Bennington's passing, and we'll be commemorating his incredible life at our now annual night dedicated to his memory. We'll be loading the main room's set list full with Linkin Park bangers till 4am, so get ready to scream your heart out along to your favourite anthems! With mental health being an issue so important to so many of us, we're also trying to get our hands on some charity buckets to donate to Mind,…

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Skint Mondays w/ Danny Rankin aka DJ Decoy (Kurupt FM)

July 23 @ 10:00 pm - July 24 @ 10:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR
FREE

Beginning his journey in the garage/grime scene and on TV as People Just Do Nothing’s fictional character Decoy, Danny Rankin has started making waves as a dancehall DJ. From gracing UK festival stages such as Glastonbury, Bestival, Wireless and Lovebox, to tearing up Europe at Hideout, Ibiza Rocks and Amnesia, the six-man group have sold out their tours, including legendary venues Koko, Brixton O2 Academy and The Roundhouse. At the heart of this, Decoy stands as the garage crew’s resident…

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OLEG Denisov: Doublethink

July 25 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR

OLEG DENISOV: DOUBLETHINK If information is in infinite supply, why are we surprised it has no value? Moscow’s top (yeah, only) satirical stand-up, the “quick-fire funny” (Vin Arthey, Scotsman) Russian returns to the UK from the Neo-Archaic Futureland! A political animal from Putin’s petrified forest, and philosopher by training, Oleg, will third-world-splain propaganda and democracy, dissect Russian political zeitgeist and test limits of identity and knowledge. “Preternaturally funny and brutally intelligent!” (Ellyn Daniels, producer/actress).

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BBC Music Introducing: The Dabhands / Favourite Fears

July 25 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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BBC Music Introducing: The Dabhands - live Favourite Fears - live  

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Subfactory

July 27 @ 10:00 pm - July 28 @ 4:00 am
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR
Free

Tonight we celebrate the life of dj RAAR , reading underground dnb dj and good friend and top bloke who sadly passed away in a traffic accident , rip kevin..dnb in the basement with the longest runnin free dnb event in the world

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The Scarlet Vixens present: Purple Peep Show Burlesque

July 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

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! More details to be announced soon.

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August 2018

The Scarlet Vixens present: Purple Peep Show Burlesque

August 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom

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! More details to be announced soon.

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September 2018

Professor Elemental – live

September 1 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR
Free

Professor Elemental - live + special guests 'Chap hop's leading exponent' The Wall Street journal ‘A YouTube hit’ Daily Telegraph 'Breathtaking freestyle rap' The Guardian 'Fast and fluid...loveably bonkers' Londonist 'Funny & intelligent' SFX magazine ‘A breath of fresh air in a serious scene’ Certified Banger ‘Genius’ Cracked.com

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Soundjam Presents Saucy Records

September 1 @ 11:30 pm - September 2 @ 3:30 am
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR
Free

SoundJam, bringing you your weekly fix of all things bass, every Saturday This week we invite leading bass label to bring an array of their talented roster SAUCY RECORDS! Lineup: Pharaoh K Licked! Jkong Emulate Dmoore Simon Says Hosted by Blak Puddin & Kyst This one is a completely free entry event with sick vibes! Strictly ID entry as it's scanned on entry so make sure you bring it with you!  

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BBC Introducing: Lacuna Common / Longdaylatenight

September 5 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR
Free

BBC Music Introducing LIVE Lacuna Common - live LongDayLateNight - live  

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Strictly Business: DJ Binge (Dutty Moonshine)

September 6 @ 10:00 pm - September 7 @ 3:00 am
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR
Free

DJ BINGE on the decks! Expect Funk, Soul, Disco, Reggae, lots of Reggae, Bas, Garage and other mentalness

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SoundJam – Farnos & Friends DnB Takeover.

September 7 @ 10:00 pm - September 8 @ 3:00 am
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR
Free

This Friday the SoundJam DnB in the Dungeon session welcomes back Farnos and friends to takeover, with a selection of Reading heavyweights. On the night: The Pressure & Farnos Show Jepsah (TUK) Babybellz B2B Crawf (Stinkin’ Beats) Corrosive Cookie MCs: Krissy G Perseverance Piper Jordz Music from 10. Free Entry. ID4All  

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Jerry Dammers DJ Set (The Specials) / DJ Scratchy

September 8 @ 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR
Free

The Reggae Reggae Show presents THE STAR REUNION! For all the old Reading punks!! Feat: Jerry Dammers DJ Set (The Specials) DJ Scratchy (The Clash support DJ) The Reggae Reggae Show DJs Bubblin Bob + Jack Hollywood Last year we had the one and only Don Letts, this year we bring the legend of Two Tone Jerry Dammers, who brings a selection of 7 inch records. Joining him is The Clash support DJ, DJ Scratchy and The Reggae Reggae Show…

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SoundJam

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

SoundJam, bringing you your weekly fix of all things bass, every Saturday. This week: Fabricate Dyeski Slither Hosted by: Mista Wong  

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BBC Music Introducing: Only Sun / Hooli

September 12 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9 Gun St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 2JR
FREE

BBC Music Introducing LIVE Only Sun - live HOOLi - live

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The Reggae Reggae Show

September 13 @ 11:00 pm - September 14 @ 3:00 am
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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The Reggae Reggae Show is BACK! After a summer festivaling, we bring the festival party back to the PT!

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The Mark ll – Live Motown/ Stax/ Northern Soul

September 14 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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The fantastic The Mark II are back! Kicking you in the bumpers with motown, soul, northern, stax ahhhhh good times. TALC NOT INCLUDED.

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EMBEEPEE: Harleighblu

September 15 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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Em-Bee-Pee presents... Harleighblu - live + special guests We are chuffed to invite this unique and astounding soul talent back to the Purple Turtle. The finest soul singer in the UK now. Dont trust me? Don't then. Trust Trevor Nelson and Mistajam. Both these guys think she is one of the hottest properties for a long long time. "The most promising English Soul voice" - Les Inrocks "The new queen of Hip Hop Soul" - MistaJam“ A lot of people…

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BBC Music Introducing LIVE: RIP Love + guests

September 19 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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BBC Music Introducing LIVE RIP Love - live + guests

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EMBEEPEE: Saltwater Sun

September 20 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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Em-Bee-Pee present... Saltwater Sun - live Sœur - live Pelicandy - live “Saltwater Sun mix vicious takedowns with ray-doused pop” – DIY“Glorious burst of life affirming power pop” – The Line Of Best FitSaltwater Sun's new offering 'The Wire', reaffirms their irresistible blend of guitar pop on a whole new level.Marshalled by frontwoman Jen Stearnes’ gritty yet infectious vocals, the Reading quintet’s first release of 2018 boasts stratospheric hooks, explosive guitars and delicious harmonies, elevating them right back alongside their…

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Don’t Sweat The Technique – golden era hip hop

September 20 @ 10:00 pm - September 21 @ 3:00 am
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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White House Studio DJs  bring their Golden Era Hip Hop to the PT! ! !

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Musical Bear Records presents: Shoals ‘When The News Is Bad’ Single Launch Party.

September 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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Musical Bear Records presents... Shoals 'When The News Is Bad' Single Launch Party. Featuring... Shoals - live The Pin-ups - live During their formative years, shoals focused on making music that reflected the eclectic tastes within the band, but mostly on their shared love of 60’s Psycedelia, grooves of Motown and British guitar music of the early 90’s, a cornerstone that remains the blueprint of the group at present day. Through the first four years, shoals began to rise through…

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Charity Fundraiser: L1nkn_p4rk + Deffertones – Tribute NIGHT

September 22 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street
Reading, RG1 2JR United Kingdom
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FREE

For one night only, we will be hosting a night with 2 of the finest tribute bands around to raise funds and awareness for Help Musicians UK. L1nkn_p4rk - set up after the death of Chester Bennington to raise awareness and funds to help musicians in crisis. Joining them is the Deffertones There will be a £2 voluntary charitable contribution, that you can double, or not pay. We won't judge, at least come and support with your feet!

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