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Re: Bristol

Post by PYT » Wed Jun 20, 2012 08:31

Hello Bristol-types, can anybody tell us anything about the Lanes? I know it's a bowling alley, but is it any good? There's a chance of a PYT DJ set there but it'd be good to have some advice on what we can expect if it does happen!

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Re: Bristol

Post by vezrity » Tue Jun 25, 2013 16:54

Does anyone that used to live in Bristol live there anymore? The pop scene here currently seems to consist of about 6 people. Counting myself!

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Re: Bristol

Post by Concrete » Tue Jun 25, 2013 17:48

vezrity wrote:Does anyone that used to live in Bristol live there anymore? The pop scene here currently seems to consist of about 6 people. Counting myself!
We (Sylvie and I) still live here, but we never went to many pop events to start with and for various reasons haven't been to any for ages now. What still goes on? Does stuff happen at the Stag and Hounds nowadays? Is whatever is replacing the Croft a venue?

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Re: Bristol

Post by vezrity » Wed Jun 26, 2013 16:43

Big Pink Cake is a once in a blue moon now. The last one was in January, and hadn't happened for a good year before.
Most things have shifted to the Stag and Hounds or the Exchange. The Exchange is run by the people from the Croft so hopefully it'll pick up more indiepop stuff. I've heard the Croft is going to turn into a craft beer bar called Crofters Rights, run by the people who do the Lanes - they've said it'll be like that, so maybe a few gigs but doesn't sound like a regular venue-venue.
I tried starting an indie disco last year but my friend I did it with moved away and there doesn't seem to be any suitable venues that will have you on a weekend night! Boo.

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Re: Bristol

Post by Sylvie » Wed Jun 26, 2013 22:59

Are there any pubs with function rooms that could be used for a small indie disco? I used to do that when I lived in London, but not really sure what it's like here. I heard that about The Lanes taking over The Croft and there seems to be quite a trend for craft beer places at the moment. I find it hard to keep up with things opening and closing generally, as there's just so much going on.

I need to get out more, as we've lived in Bristol for over two years now and I haven't really made any friends. And I missed Deerhoof last weekend, which was a bit silly! And Shonen Knife the past two times they've played in Bristol.
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Re: Bristol

Post by roundbitsofplastic » Mon Jul 01, 2013 20:04

I'm in Bristol fairly regularly now. Anorak meet-up?

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Re: Bristol

Post by Modern Antiquarian » Mon Jul 01, 2013 21:05

I'm still in Bristol!

I've not been to the Lanes, though I see they often have both live bands and DJ nites. I've looked in the window as I've passed quite often and it also seems to be an old bowling alley, vintage shop and food place. Really should go in next time.

Sylvie, the Stag and Hounds has an upstairs room, though I've only been there for a meeting and it had a big table in it. I also have some of your tupperware. I was at Deerhoof the other wek, was good.

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Re: Bristol

Post by vezrity » Tue Jul 02, 2013 17:32

I used to go to the Lanes so often the bar staff would recognise me but I haven't been for a few years. The bowling is good, the food is good but I'm not sure if the club nights are still as good.

Yeah, the Stag and Hounds has nights on upstairs, last time we checked they're fully booked with regular nights on the weekends! I have never been to a disco there but it's quite a nice venue.

There's a few indiepop gigs happening the weekend before Indietracks, Tunabunny at Cafe Kino on the 19th and Spook School at... I don't know where, on the 20th. Let's all go!

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Re: Bristol

Post by Concrete » Wed Jul 03, 2013 09:08

I asked for a bottle of ginger beer at the Lanes once, as I saw one in the fridge behind the counter. They explained to me after they'd opened it and taken my money that it was probably a member of staff's as they don't actually sell ginger beer... Bit weird, but they were only trying to be helpful I guess.

Hugh - it seems like ages since we moved, and therefore must be time we went out somewhere. Anything coming up that you fancy seeing?

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Re: Bristol

Post by thehilifecompanion » Thu Jul 04, 2013 09:13

The nights put on by Big Pink Cake always get a thumbs-up from ourselves. Good to see Vezrity joining The Flatmates. Also great to see Brilliant Corners returning to playing live once more... they are sure to impress at Indietracks. Ourselves, The Hi-Life Companion, are still a mainly Bristol-based band too.

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Re: Bristol

Post by crystalball » Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:11

We should have an all-Anorak meet-up in Bristol, if you'll have us. I miss Bristol.

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Re: Bristol

Post by thehilifecompanion » Thu Jul 04, 2013 13:43

The West awaits you all! An embryonic Bristol Pop Fest.

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Re: Bristol

Post by Sylvie » Thu Jul 04, 2013 14:52

crystalball wrote:We should have an all-Anorak meet-up in Bristol, if you'll have us. I miss Bristol.
We should!

I keep toying with the idea of trying to start a band in Bristol, as I really miss it. The last thing I did was some home recording years ago and it wouldn't really work live. I haven't even been to see a band in all the time we've lived here, which is really awful to admit. Must rectify that soon. Must stop procrastinating too....

I hear The Lanes do great alcoholic milkshakes.
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Re: Bristol

Post by humblebee » Thu Jul 04, 2013 15:41

It's been too long, Bristol. Too long. <3

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Re: Bristol

Post by Modern Antiquarian » Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:51

Wel I think I'm actually going to be around for the next Big Pink Cake show in Bristol, the Spook School, the Exchange Sat 20th July.

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Re: Bristol

Post by Concrete » Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:22

Modern Antiquarian wrote:Wel I think I'm actually going to be around for the next Big Pink Cake show in Bristol, the Spook School, the Exchange Sat 20th July.
I'll make a note of that, but with it being very close to my birthday I might be off spending time with relatives that weekend.

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Re: Bristol

Post by Sylvie » Tue Jul 09, 2013 13:04

There's a few people trying to organise a charity event, possibly for 2-4 August. In a nutshell, it involves baking and selling cakes to raise awareness for mental health and to demonstrate how some people find baking therapeutic. The general theme is to make the cakes grey on the outside and unexpectedly colourful on the inside.

Not sure what's going on yet, as it's early days, but I started a Facebook group if anyone is interested in getting involved (not necessarily the baking side of things) https://www.facebook.com/groups/617675248266710/. For more detailed info on what it's about http://misscakehead.wordpress.com/the-d ... cake-shop/.
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Re: Bristol

Post by vezrity » Tue Jul 09, 2013 17:55

That sounds like a great event. I'd happily be involved - I ran the cake decorating workshop at Indietracks the past 2 years so would enjoy an opportunity to do some non-birthday cake bakes this year! And could probably drum up some support from our Cake Club too.

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Re: Bristol

Post by Modern Antiquarian » Tue Jul 09, 2013 19:53

I could probably help out cake tasting a bit.

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Re: Bristol

Post by Sylvie » Wed Jul 10, 2013 09:55

vezrity wrote:That sounds like a great event. I'd happily be involved - I ran the cake decorating workshop at Indietracks the past 2 years so would enjoy an opportunity to do some non-birthday cake bakes this year! And could probably drum up some support from our Cake Club too.
That'd be great if you could - Cake Club sounds fun! The organising is moving very slowly at the moment, unless there are people doing organising away from Facebook. I'm a bit worried that everyone expects me to sort everything now, because I started the Facebook group. So, not really sure if it'll happen or not, but I'm aging some egg whites so I can experiment with some macarons next week (I'm sure we'll enjoy the macarons anyway...)

Hugh - it's always good to have willing cake testers! Will let you know if your assistance is needed.
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