August Party In The Pines Headline & Acts Announced

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There are still more to come but as it stand at the minute we introduce you to Pines acts for 9th August 2014.

The newest addition to The local festival in May was the Hardr:ve Rave Cave, this time Hardri:ve are back bigger and better with their own big line up. So who are you most excited to see?

The full line up has not fully been announced and there could be more to come. Early birds will be on sale for £15 from Celebrate partyshop On Robert Street.

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Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair This Saturday

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loulou This Saturday at The Baths Hall in Scuthorpe you have the chance to catch Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair.

The fair first started in 2008 in Sheffield. Lou Lou’s is now the largest
vintage fair in the UK serving 42 cities across the nation.
The fair features the finest vintage traders spanning the 1920s-1990s, a vintage tea party, a vintage hair salon & live acts.

Entry is £2, students/OAPs £1. Doors open between 12pm and 5pm.

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Gig Review: Puppet Rebellion Live

At the weekend we took a stroll to the first Abacus Indie-Friday’s. We managed to catch Puppet Rebellion’s set as well as the local headliners Chris Cooper Band.

Puppet Rebellion come from Manchester and having only listened to Puppet Rebellion online and watching their current music video. I had become quite familiar with a particular song that stood out called Pirouette. I can’t really explain why this song stands out, a good song just does.

It’s catchy and rhythmic and just makes you want to move around or sing along. They seem to have a sound you can’t really dislike.

You find yourself knowing words to it that you didn’t even really think you knew after a handful of times listening online.

Now obviously they didn’t just perform one song and I’d not heard many of the others before the night but the set was impressive. Their variation of sounds and tracks keeps you interested, it’s safe to say some bands songs are all around the same level and tempo but these guys kept it interesting with an almost Indie to more Alt rock performance especially for their last song in the set.

The lead vocalist is pretty versatile and he can switch it up and turn it down, belt it out and and shout out loud. As well as them sounding good, the bands stage presence, particularly the lead vocals and guitarist. It’s good to see the actual band enjoying their own music and moving around the stage rather than stood static.

If you haven’t already had a listen I recommend searching them on Soundcloud.

Being a Friday night before payday is always a bit of an unexpected turn out but the boys still managed to get us out of our seats to watch along with other audience members who were seeing them for the first time.

Do You Think You’re Funny?

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O20140227121759 Well if whilst clicking to read this article the answer to the title was yes then this event may be for you!

You can enter Funny Scunny and if you aren’t funny but you want the chance to see some people try their luck at making you laugh, get along to The Baths Hall on June 5th.

This event will take place in the downstairs lounge at The Baths Hall.

Doors open at 7pm, 8pm start. Tickets are free – just turn up on the night.

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Review: Magical Music From Stage Screen

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Last night Scunthorpe Nights attended The Plowright Theatre to review the Scunthorpe Gilbert & Sullivan Amateur Operatic Society’s spring concert.

Not something we would usually attend but we like to try make every event we are invited to review. The auditorium capacity was nearing full so it was nice to see it so busy to support a local society.

As the curtains opened there stood the chorus, the MC for the evening took to the side of stage to introduce the songs and alongside that throughout the performance made some jokes, which got quite a few laughs.

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Fundraising for Air Ambulance in memory of Dale Coggan

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Toodle Pip A series of charity fundraising events are going ahead to raise funds for the Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.

Organiser Holly Coggan said, “Ten years ago in June my brother, Dale Coggan, was in a car accident returning from a night out. He needed the assistance of the Air Ambulance but sadly he passed away. Since then my family & I have decided that this year, as its 10 years and would have been his 30th birthday, we are doing a huge fundraiser.”

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Native Braves – Lincoln Imp, Scunthorpe

Carnie's Garage Sale

By Jamie Carnie

I’m quite hypocritical when it comes to local, unsigned bands. I’m all for independent music and I’ll happily rant about the soulless vapidity of mainstream music, but I find a lot of local and unsigned-type bands quite boring, generic and really nothing special.

Enter Native Braves. If there was ever a band to get enthusiastic about, these guys are it.

Native Braves at the Lincoln Imp, photo copyright Gregory Culley, 2014 Native Braves at the Lincoln Imp, photo copyright Gregory Culley, 2014

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Pulling The Strings @ Indie Friday’s Manchester Band Puppet Rebellion


Indie-Friday’s have a new home, this friday see’s popular local indie folk band ChrisCooperBand  and solo artist Jay Cressey support upcoming Manchester band Puppet Rebellion. They have that catchy indie sound all indie fans love.

The gig will be priced at £3 on the door at Abacus on Scunthorpe High street this Friday.

Puppet Rebellion were formed in January 2013. The band released an EP in July 2013 called ‘Chemical Friends’ which got plenty of good reviews, there’s some nice quotes below but you should really make your own mind up as to whether or not you like it you can listen to it on SoundCloud or download it from iTunes. Continue reading Pulling The Strings @ Indie Friday’s Manchester Band Puppet Rebellion

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