Sunday 23 January 2011
The Bunker @ Keystones
Live, unsigned, original bands, every Friday night
February 4th sees the first of a fantastically exciting new club night in Worcester. Promoted by both Backstage Promotions and Not Just Sauce, The Bunker is moving from its home on Wednesdays, where it has been run for over a year, to its new slot on Friday nights.
Live, original and new music will at last have a permanent and dedicated home in the city centre at one of Worcester’s best Live music venues, Keystones on Copenhagen Street.
Three original, local, regional or national bands will play at The Bunker every week. Local bands including, (but defiantly not limited to…) Careful Jepson, Dandelion Killers, Evil Witch, Scarlet Carmina, SJS, Naked Remedy, Mudball, The Crooked Empire, God Save The King, Black Russian, The Modern and Inca Hoots will be gracing the fantastic new stage at Keystones as well as regular appearances from ‘out of towners’. There will also be the chance to listen to DJ sets from some of the Worcester music scenes ‘faces’. Musicians, singers and promoters are being invited to bring along their CD and record collections and entertain the crowd between bands.
The opening night consist of three fantastic bands.
Dandelion Killers have played with many respected and signed acts like Neil’s Children, Fortune Drive, Dartz, The Anomalies, The Mules and Attic Lights. Recently play-listed on BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music, the band have done several live sessions, have regular airplay and interviews on BBC Hereford & Worcester, as well as other local and internet stations. The Dandelion Killers have also had multiple appearances and praise in NME and other music publications.
Kicking the live music off are the awesome Careful Jepson. Combining Jazz with Hip Hop rhythms mixed with great pop songwriting, Careful Jepson will leave you in awe.
All three of these bands are worthy headliners, but the opening night of The Bunker is not about who is best, or who is supporting who. It’s about the music, the passion that exists on the local scene. The dedication these musicians have for their craft. It is to be a night to celebrate what is new and fresh about live music. This gig is going to be massive, and we hope to see as many people there as possible. Worcester has a fantastic music scene and hopefully these nights will add colour to the already healthy scene supplied by other great venues such as The Marrs Bar, Drummonds and Huntingdon Hall (to name just a few). Keystones is a terrific venue in the heart of the city, Doors open at 8pm until 2am, with guest DJs throughout the night including Michael D. Wynn (God Save The King), Luke Elliot (Rich Clarke & The Rafters) and Key Pandemon (Trap Floors). Plus, it is just £2 entry. Weekends have never started so good.
Coming up in February @ The Bunker
Friday 4th February
Friday 11th February
Da Sexy Clap
Friday 18th February
Friday 25th February
God save The King
For more info, visit the official Bunker website at www.bunkerclub.co.uk or the NJS page www.notjustsauce.com/thebunker . You can even find ‘The Bunker’ and ‘Not Just Sauce’ on Facebook.
Words – Chris Bennion / Not Just Sauce
Pics - Dandelion Killers by Joe Singh