What's On (Where YOU Are)? October 28, 2016 10:38

Clubbing isn't JUST about London and Berlin. Well, it is these days, but in the old days (the 90s), England was AWASH with all the best clubs in the world. They were dotted about the UK like Skittles in a small plastic bowl. They were also in Ibiza.

Check out this roll-call. Birmingham: Miss Moneypenny's. Stoke: Shelly's. Sheffield: Gatecrasher. Birmingham: Sundissential. Liverpool: Cream. London: Ministry of Sound. Birmingham: House of God. Leeds: Back To Basics. Mansfield: Renaissance. Birmingham: Atomic Jam.

As you can see, the spread was much larger, and more even, when it came to quality nights out around the UK. The only choice you have if you want to get absolutely fucking terminated to a good DJ on a good sound-system these days is either London or Birmingham (twice a year). Anyway, I can't do anything about that, so fuck it. Let's have a look at what's going on this weekend. I bet there's loads of Halloween parties you can dress up like Donald Trump for and giggle all night at how funny you are.

So, what's on where YOU are this weekend?

TONIGHT

Get the train up, or down, depending on where you live, to Birmingham tonight for the spooktacular House of God at the Tunnel Club. They only do two parties a year and this is the first one I'm missing for about six years, and I'm fucking furious about missing it.

I won't go into details about who's playing because I've heard on the grapevine that there might be a bit of a swap around (BREAKING NEWS I can say now - the fucking brilliant Manni Dee is replacing Karenn because Blawan is poorly), but that doesn't fucking matter because whoever is playing (Manni Dee, Jerome Hill and HOG usuals) will make sure that the House of God Halloween party will still be a really good thing to go to and fucking hell, I've massively bollocksed up this sentence and I'm struggling to word my way back to a state where I make a bit of sense again.

GO TO HOUSE OF GOD IN BIRMINGHAM TONIGHT FOR TECHNO, ACID, APOCALYPSE, BREAKS, DRUM AND BASS, TWISTED DISCO, HOUSE AND A BLOKE SCREAMING THINGS LIKE, "SAFT BASTARDS. GET ON YOUR FUCKING KNEES YOU EVIL LICKLE CUNTS", OVER THE TOP OF WHOEVER IS PLAYING IN THE MAIN ROOM.

Buy a ticket here, or turn up early.

TOMORROW NIGHT

Go to Hackney on Saturday night for the spooktacular Big Wave's Halloween Wrong Meeting with Ivan Smagghe and Andrew Wetherall. It's at Bloc (Autumn Street), and they'll be playing from opening time to chucking out time.

Expect jail house remixes of the Nightmare On Elm Street theme, Addams Family versus Munsters acid mash-ups and electroclash/rockabilly white label re-workings of Thriller and Marilyn Manson. Fancy dress is, unfortunately, a pre-requisite, so I'm going dressed up as a normcore dance writer from the year 2016. It's going to be mental.

GO TO BIG WAVE'S HALLOWEEN WRONG MEETING WITH IVAN SMAGGHE AND ANDREW WEATHERALL BECAUSE I KNOW THE PEOPLE WHO ARE PROMOTING THE PARTY AND I HAVE RECENTLY GRADUATED TO NODDING AND "HELLO, MATE" TERMS WITH IVAN SMAGGHE.

Tickets have sold out, but there will be a few on the door. Full details here.

- What has this post got to do with Hotflush Recordings, Tonka?

- Err.

HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND

Tx