Things Which We Are Doing This Fortnight.
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Here at Firebug we always like to get involved with things going on in and around the city. We’ve been a part of Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival, The Leicester and Summer Sundae Fringes, and Handmade Festival – and this year we’re adding a couple more to our proverbial portfolio. Here they are, along with some other important dates for your diary…
20TH JULY : PLUG AT THE BUG WITH JUNIORS EP LAUNCH
Plug, Our bi-monthly celebration of ridiculous music returns sporting awesome live music and DJs playing anything they can get their hands on – as long as you can dance to it. It’s like the ultimate headphone disco, but with the volume turned up to 11. Principally we’re talking Hip-Hop, Punk, Alt-Pop and rock, but you can expect the unexpected. Beyonce meets Limp Bizkit meets Taking Back Sunday and The Beastie Boys. Our DJs LOVE music, whatever form it takes – which is exactly what makes this night so special.
Kicking things off this month will be the fantastic JUNIORS who are launching their brand new Oscillations EP, produced by the band and mastered by the man behind Blakfish’s ‘See You In Another City’ EP. Masters of the mathematically challenging riff and pop chorus, we fully expect great things from the chaps. Support comes from Feedback voice and guests.
20TH JULY : LOVE LANES FESTIVAL
Firebug is proud to be involved in this celebration of the area of Leicester we sit at one end of – The Lanes. We’ll have a bar in St. Martin’s Square and there will be all sorts going on including music from Joel Owen, Back Yard Dogs, Mark Ryman, Mikey kerslake, Alex Brodella, Tara Simms, Edd Rogers, Becky Edwards, Dan Wallbank, Rae Laverick, Sarah Bird, Daisy, Echo Marley & The Musical Warriors and JuJu Beats.
There will also be Independent Retailer Stalls, a fashion show, Lindy Hop, Swing, Make and Take Jewellery Workshops, Face Painting, Roaming Magicians, Art Workshops, Body Art, Burlesque, Art Installations, Live Art, Crystal Healing, Tarot Reading, The Best Food & Drink In Town, Hair & Beauty Pit Stops, Birthday Celebrations, Street Performance Plus much more…
You can read more about the event here: www.lovelanesfestival.co.uk/
23RD JULY : HAIKU SALUT & GUESTS
Our venue manager, John, rates Haiku Salut’s debut album as one of the best records of 2013 so far, and allegedly he knows what he’s talking about. We’re very pleased to welcome them back to Firebug after a glorious set at Sweepeing the Nation’s indie pop alldayer earlier in the year. The band describe themselves as Baroque-Pop-folktronic-neo-classical-something-or-other, and we can only assume we agree with that. We wholeheartedly recommend you attend this show. Support comes from The Sunbathers.
24TH JULY : FIREBUG FILM CLUB – TOP GUN & POINT BREAK
We could never be accused of being boring here at Firebug, and to keep things different from the norm, our monthly film club returns with two classic action films in the form of Top Gun and Point Break.
25TH JULY : BOTTLE ROCKET PRESENTS GLEN WOOL & GUESTS
Continuing the Edinburgh Fringe previews, Bottle Rocket Comedy return with stand up comedy from Glenn Wool. Glenn is a Canadian stand-up comedian now living in the United Kingdom. His material veers between sagely political and gleefully silly. Definitely one to put in your diary.
26TH JULY : FIREBUG’S BIRTHDAY PARTY / TOUR DE FESTIVAL
Well, it’s been nine short years since Firebug opened it’s doors for the first time and we’ll be celebrating by bringing some of our favourite musicians to the venue t o play for you for FREE. There will also be free fizz while stocks last so you can toast our good health.
The Netherlands JC THOMAZ & THE MISSING SLIPPER will be joined by NYLON 9 and THE SEE NO EVILS followed by BIFF BANG POW DJ’s until super late.
The event is also part of the prelude to the weekend’s Simon Says festivities, TOUR DE FESTIVAL. Get on your bike and cycle from venue to venue around the city starting art Curve at 6pm. Collect stamps at each venue to win prizes.
27TH JULY : THE COMPUTERS & GUESTS
The Computers are one of those bands that eschew categorisation, and instead are just more fun that you can possibly imagine. They describe themselves as “The saviours of soul, the heavy weight champions of rock n’ roll”. We’re very pleased to have them back at Firebug courtesy of Trusty Husky and Wake Up Promotions.
27TH & 28TH JULY : SIMON SAYS FESTIVAL
This year we’ve been involved in curating a number of the acts for Simon Says festival at DeMontfort Hall and Gardens. Showcasing the best of Leicester’s music scene, the line-up has been pulled together by three of Leicester’s most iconic independent music venues; The Donkey, The Musician, and we’re rather flattered to say, us. The Line-Up includes The Young Knives, Uncle Frank, By The Rivers, Codex Leicester, Grace Petrie, We Three and the Death Rattle, Speaking In Italics, Joel Owen and tonnes of others. It promises to be a great weekend for the city’s music scene.