East Midlands Alternative Night: The Return Of Different Drum

Some of you may remember me and Paul from Stairwell doing Different Drum last year till we got shut down. Well, it’s amazing the kind of leverage a No.1 single can get you so now we’re back 🙂

We had our first night this Wednesday and it went dead well. There was a very good crowd in and they even danced to the Ventures.

Some of the new stuff we played: J. Fire*Eater, Trans Am, Toenut, Soul Assassins, Cable, David Devant, Ligament, Half Man Half Biscuit, BT, Tribe Called Quest, Velocette, Camp Lo.

Some of the old stuff we played: Herb Alpert, Nation Of Ulysses, Alkaholiks, Pavement, Masta Ace, Felt, Daniel Johnston, Fugazi, Steely Dan.

I think we might be hooking up with the Sunshine Thuggery massive for a co-pro night sometime, having bumped into Mark D. in Way Ahead.

Also, this year we’ll be putting on gigs. So far we’ve got J. Fire*Eater lined up, David Devant, Labradford and a couple of others. Tentatively arranged are the BMX Bandits and *very* special guests ;-), the Pastels and either Dub Narcotic or Luna.

I chatted with Simon Williams about the possibility of a Fierce Panda night so that may be happening as well. We want each gig to be a special, one-off event that you can’t see anywhere else.

So if you’re in the area on a Wednesday night between 10 and 2, pop along. Admish is 1ukp for students 1.50ukp everyone else. The Loft club is at 110 Friar Gate in the city centre and the number is 01332 381169.

love and kisses,
Jyoti