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Sprinkling Fairy Dust On The Ingrates...

Tuesday 9th August

VB@H gets it's biggest press feature to date in the current issue of Luton @ Large

Click Here

Monday 8th August

The VB@H CD Launch Party is on Friday 19th August @ The Hightown Club, Oxen Road Luton.

We'll be playing the CD in it's entirity, Then There will be half hour sets from

Dead Girl On Pavement


The Occasion

Drive Like Casey

Admission is £3

Tuesday 26th July

Big congratulations to Phonic Rapture on finishing @ #2 in the Pulse Unsigned chart last month

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Monday 25th July

More News than you can shake a stick at:

Firstly this coming Saturday 30th July is Luton Aid @ The Student Union.

12 Bands playing a benefit for The Pasque Hospice & Unicef from 11:30am - Details Here

Come and see great bands & drink cheap beer for charity, Mate!

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News of The Scream Tour - six gigs in eight days featuring Phonic Rapture & the Rejects - Details Here

Wednesday 20th July

The VB@H compilation CD will have it's launch party @ The Hightown Club, Oxen Road Friday 19th August

Watch this space for details...

Also Shoot The Sun Are in this week's Luton News.

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Wednesday 13th July

It's Reverie's turn this week...

The VB@H site has been much updated - Check the new photos page in particular!

Matt's is sooo gonna hate me for this - but this is the new VB@H ICON! Click!

Now that's what it's all about people, take note.


Monday 11 June

The full line-up for Hoo Stock has now been released (Saturday August 20th):

Blind Jackson
Dirty Fuzz
The Delphian Complex
I am the door
Phonic Rapture
The Kindred
Pirate Radio
and er.... Elvis.....

Wednesday 6th July

Mysterious Luton music writer 'The Metatron' has joined the VB@H ranks.

For those that don't Metatron used to write the column 'Luton Calling' for Roger King's excellent Hertfordshire based 'Live Circuit' News letter.

Roger has decided to concentrate on the North Hertfordshire area but will be keeping in touch with VB@H.

Check out The Metatron's own personal page - Welcome, whoever you are?

Who is that masked man?

Thursday 30th June

Justin Saban (Latent Lemon) announced the first batch of bands for Hoostock (20th August)

Blind Jackson, Turncoat, Dirty Fuzz, Bowfinger, Fruition, The Delphian Complex, I am the door, Phonic Rapture, Pirate Radio.

Wednesday 29th June

From today's Luton News - Go Maz!

Tuesday 28th June

Photos from the first Vandalism Showcase @ The Well are Here

The Metatron's monthly summary is Here

Monday 27th June

Rythyms of the World - Festival (Hitchin) - Looks Pretty Cool. Bands wishing to play click Here

The ROTW Homepage is Here

Friday 24th June

Saturday 18th June

HOOSTOCK will be held in the grounds of Luton Hoo on 20th August - 12 Bands playing live - It's gonna be a cracker!

Bands wishing to play should contact Justin Saban (Latent Lemon) for details


Wednesday 8th June

Click for full size image - or just go buy today's Luton News!

Friday 3rd June

Interesting interview with Justin Saban (Latent Lemon) on Bedford Metal

Getting 3 links into one sentence is pretty impressive - don't ya think?

Thursday 2nd June

Maz's site ( came online as promised yesterday - despite much wailing & gnashing of teeth!

Go-On The Girl!

Wednesday 1st June

Latest Luton entry from from Live Circuit

Luton Calling (by The Metatron)
The Metatron can be contacted by e-mail at

Bank Holiday Sunday, and the latest from sunny Luton before I go to the pub.
As expected, the last Park night was incredible. Two out of town bands brought us very angry ska from THE BALLISTICS, plus STUPID living up to their name and entertaining with their own amusing style. Topping the night off were the excellent PHONIC RAPTURE, showing off a new stage image and coming across as very tight and dare I say it, professional. Self proclaimed "Stadium Rock" not to be missed.

The ambition of Luton bands continues as the bigger names played Bedford, Hitchin, St Albans and London, while the newer bands played all the local venues at every opportunity. Good luck to them all.

Still the most prolific name at the moment is AKIVA, who as well as charting well again on "Pulse Unsigned", have had multiple shows in London. Close behind are THE OCCASION, who managed to get a support slot with The Tokyo Dragons, and the re-emerging BOWFINGER playing the Oxen Road showcase and Filmstock. All three bands are showing how performances should be done and are gathering even more fans because of it.

On the venue front, it has been a bit of a mixed month.
We seem to have gained The Edge and the Student Union as semi regular venues at the "heavier" end of the musical spectrum, while we lost Red Red Red on Tuesday nights. PDM Promotions have begun their shows at The Exchange with some success. They are still looking for bands from all genres for future shows.

Also this month we had the University backed Luton FM. A special mention to DJ Andy O’Hara (aka The Park’s own DJ Josh Balti) who, on his twice a week breakfast show with "TJ", used and abused his broadcasting powers to promote local bands, events and websites and played several tracks from many of those bands.

Bank Holiday Monday brought us Luton Carnival, which despite performances from well established acts BOWFINGER and THE GRAHAM ROBINS BAND, has cruelly ignored the vibrant "younger" live scene in the town.

However, the fight back has begun with "Shoot The Sun" holding two all day events at The Well on July 23rd and 24th, and "Vandalism Begins @ Home" organising their own weekly shows at The Well, from June 24th onwards. Another all day event, Luton Aid, will also be taking place on July 30th at the Student Union, with 10 bands on the bill.

Co-operation, ambition and a real buzz is now being generated in Luton. Don’t miss out on it.

No websites for this month… You can find all the links for bands, venues, news and promoters at

And now for the pub.

Tonight it’s The Park again… AKIVA, TILT and DEAD GIRL ON PAVEMENT. Do I feel a review coming on?

The Metatron.

Saturday 25th May

Red Red Red have ceased putting live bands on.

Friday 24th May

Akiva are confirmed for headlining the Park - Sunday 29th May

Support from Tilt & DGOP

Free Admission

Also there's a new Imicus song on My Space


And it kicks ass!

Monday 23rd May

Excellent week for Gigs!

Wenesday: Drive Like Casey @ Club 85 (Hitchin)

Thursday: Bowfinger + The Delphian Complex & Daze One, Filmstock Event - Market Hill

Friday: The Occasion, The Mighty 590 & Versus. @ The Hat Factory, Luton. £3 entry, Doors 8pm.

Saturday: Drive Like Casey @ The Playroom, 10 Paddington Street, London, W1

Saturday: Phonic Rapture @ West One Four, London.

Sunday: Aniston, Tilt & Dead Girl On Pavement @ The Park

Sunday: Hardcore Night @ The Edge - Seventh Cross, Baysix, Beg For Mercy, As Of Today

Monday: Bowfinger @ Luton Carnival, Market Hill, Luton - Stage time: 12.45pm.


Friday 20th May

Vandalism Begins @ Home announce a series of Showcase gigs @ The Well.

The Dates are confirmed as:

Saturday 25th June: Phonic Rapture & The Kindred

Friday 1st July: Bands TBC

Friday 8th July: Bands TBC

Friday 15th July: Bands TBC

Thursday 19th May

Drive Like Casey & Rogue are playing The Speed The Plough in Barton on Saturday, There's a bus being laid on £2.50 for a return trip.

Friday 13th May

Congratulations to Phonic Raptureat reaching #1 in the Pulse Unsigned Chart - You Rock!

Two Luton bands @ Number one in consecutive months - COOL!

Plus Andy (Luton FM) excelled himself this morning Playing both Akiva & The Kindred & Plugging the Drive Like Casey gig tonight @ The Well.- Good Lad!

Thursday 12th May

Phonic Rapture are currently #4 in the Pulse unsigned chart


Wednesday 11th May

The splendid Filmstock people are putting on another outdoor event featuring Bowfinger + Others TBC.

The event will be on Thursday 26th May @ Market Hill.

Anyone who missed last years event missed a fantastic night. So get yourselves there!

Monday 9th May

Any budding music jounalists wishing to submit a review of a live show / cd or whatever should email

for inclusion on the imaginatively titled 'Reviews' page. Or post on the Reviews section of the forum.

Thursday 5th May

I've added an 'Events' page for weekly / monthly events - If you know of others let me know via email or post on the Forum.

Andy (Luton FM) played Phonic Rapture's 'Monkey See, Monkey Do' this morning.

Good Lad!

Thursday 28th April

Luton FM (87.9 FM) Starts broadcasting On Saturday 30th This year they have an Indie alternative theme and will feature some local bands between 8am & 10am Thursdays & Fridays - Cool!

They're broadcasting online now! Sounding good too!

Luton FM

Details Of How to Get Your Band On

This site was plugged this morning.

...and Dead Girl On Pavement's 'Paint My Mirror' was played too!


Tuesday 26th April

Pats on the backs all round then WOW! post on the forum.

Congratulations to Akiva at reaching #1 in the Pulse Unsigned Chart - You Rock!

Thursday 21st April

Buy Akiva's new album here!

Then Vote for them & Phonic Rapture Here:


Sunday 17th April 2005

There's a new Reverie song available for download just follow the link.

Monday 11th April

New Night for Local bands announced

Sundays at The Exchange in Kings Street, Luton.
The first Sunday of the month we' re looking at putting on Rock/Metal/Hardcore and on the third Sunday of the month we want to put on anything else that interests us. That could be Blues, Funk, Jazz, Folk, Country, anything (we've eclectic tastes).
We do not charge bands to play and there are no catches around you buying tickets in advance or any of the other small prints that operate. We pay based on the number of people that turn up on the night so the more people that you bring along the more you get paid.
For more information look at

First Night is 1st May 2005 (Hardcore Metal)


Raise The Dead, Baysix, The Stars Have Fallen and Your Demise.

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