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Photos from Lose Your Cool up

Check out the photos from the amazing Lose Your Cool Festival…

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New Gigs Announced!



It’s fair to say we’re pretty fond of live music at Firebug, and we’ve got loads of good stuff coming up in the venue between now and the end of the year, plus tonnes more to be announced. Here’s a quick run down of the stuff we’ve just let slip…
HOLD YOUR HORSE IS / SHOES AND SOCKS OFF / HYMNS (15th September)
A double bill of Big Scary Monster’s finest, plus Sam Manville (ex-Blakfish)’s new project.
Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/89970
THESE FURROWS / SCHOLARS / IN GRATITUDE (28th September)
Local heroes These Furrows, plus a double bill of offerings from Gravity DIP Records.
Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/89971
HOT CLUB DE PARIS (30th September)
Liverpool’s spikey indie pop trio playing a handfull of dates in September and October promoting a compilation of their two EPs released earlier this year.
Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/91998
THE STRANGE DEATH OF LIBERAL ENGLAND (22nd October)
The Portsmouth five-piece are touring to promote their debut LP, fresh off a tour supporting Editors.
Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/89969
THE OCEAN (Tbc)
Atmospheric German Metallers play a few select shows in the run up to Damnation Festival, fresh off a tour with Dillinger Escape Plan. We’re still waiting on a date for this one, but you’ll be the first to know.
Tickets: Coming Soon
SCOTT KELLY from NEUROSIS / STEPHEN BRODSKY from CAVE IN (9th December)
Two alternative legends touring together playing acoustic sets. Scott Kelly will have just played the incredible All Tomorrows Parties.
Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/90913
INME (10th December)
Stallwart members of the British rock scene, INME are playing four shows at London’s Garage, performing each of their album’s in it’s entirety. Each show has a warm up event the night before, and one of them is coming to Firebug.
Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/86471

Lose Your Cool: Sunday

So Firebug has survived two nights of Lose Your Cool craziness already, and we’re just bracing ourselves and nursing our hangovers for tonights shindig. The stalls are already open upstairs, DJ Wheeliebag is playing in the bar downstairs, and the food and booze are flowing.

It’s just six pounds for a whole day today, so if you want to spend your bank holiday in the best possible way, Get down to Firebug.

Lose Your Cool THIS WEEKEND!

Come and join us this weekend for 3 days of fuzz and fun in the august bank holiday sun!

If you haven’t already got your tickets (a very reasonable £10 for 3 days or £5 for one, more on the door, profits go to charity) then pick them up from Firebug or get them here: http://www.wegottickets.com/f/1826

FRIDAY 27TH
THE SEE SEE / WE 3 & THE DEATH RATTLE / JAMIE SAYS
Biff Bang Pow Club night til dawn

SATURDAY 28TH
KING SALAMI & THE CUMBERLAND 3 / THE HANDSOME DICKS / THE DESPONDENTS / THE NO-BRAINERS
Lava Lounge Club night til dawn

SUNDAY 29TH
Daytime (Kids welcome until 7!):
CHARLES RANDOLPH RIVERS SLIM RHYTHM REVUE / CHRIS OLLEY / PLAYER PIANO / THE LONELY TOURIST
Plus: BBQ, stalls, retro computer games, cakes and DJS including the fabulous: DJ WHEELIEBAG with his electric dancing girls and prize contests!

Nighttime:
DAVID PETER & THE WILDE SECT (DK) / JC THOMAZ & THE MISSING SLIPPERS (NL) / THEE LUDDS / DAYLIGHT FREQUENCIES / THE VITAMIN SEES
Free entry from 11pm and DJs til 3am!!

Summer Sundae Fringe Review

A lot of us here at Firebug are still recovering from a Weekend at the Summer Sundae Festival held up at DeMontfort Hall this weekend just gone. It’s been an amazing weekend, but for us personally the highlight was the Fringe Festival held at tonnes of venues around the city including the Firebug. John’s written a review of the night for CreativeLeicester.com which you can read HERE.

Massive thanks to Steve Jones, Russell Daly and all the bands – but in particular all you lot who came down for what turned in to an epic evening of music. It’s certainly one of the highlights of the cities musical calendar for us.

Check back for photos and videos from the evening as soon as we can beat them out of the photographers!

Video from last nights Sold Out Polar Bear Club show

Click the link below to watch footage from last nights sold out Polar Bear Club show at Firebug last night. It was an absolutely incredible night with Without Fire and We’re Not Worthy absolutely killing it as well.

http://vimeo.com/14059569