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Tuesday 9th August
VB@H gets it's biggest press feature to date in the current issue of Luton @ Large
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
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.
PLAY FROM YOUR F**KING HEART!
Monday 11 June
The full line-up for Hoo Stock has now been released (Saturday August 20th):
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 http://www.latentlemon.co.uk
Wednesday 8th June
Click for full size image - or just go buy today's Luton News!
Friday 3rd June
Getting 3 links into one sentence is pretty impressive - don't ya think?
Thursday 2nd June
Maz's site (www.audiostadium.com) 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)
Bank Holiday Sunday, and the latest from sunny Luton before I go to
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.
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 http://vandalismbegins.tripod.com.
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?
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
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 HillFriday: 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 TodayMonday: 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. www.seamonkeysound.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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!
This site was plugged this morning.
...and Dead Girl On Pavement's 'Paint My Mirror' was played too!
ANDY YOU & LUTON FM ROCK - CHEERS!
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! http://www.hush.org.uk/musicstore/AKMusicStore.html
Then Vote for them & Phonic Rapture Here:
- DO IT NOW!
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.
First Night is 1st May 2005 (Hardcore Metal)
Raise The Dead, Baysix, The Stars Have Fallen and Your Demise.
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