Club Scene - February 21, 2014

The Ice Bar in Highland Road, Southsea. 
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Southsea bar will close its doors

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My first experience of a Beats & Swing event was definitely different. Imagine walking into the Wedgewood Rooms and the act is on but wearing all black and a solder mask. Unusual, to say the least, but it made a change to go to something more unique. I can’t wait for their next event.

Tonight, Ash Foster, one of the Love Amplified resident DJs ,has organised a charity fundraising party for Jack Robinson, a lovely young boy who has recently been diagnosed with a brain tumour. All profits will go to Jack and his family to help enable him to complete his wish list.

It will be hosted at The Rainbow pub in Waterlooville and entry will be £3. Show your support and party hard for a good cause with DJs The Business Partners, Jack Figgins, Ash Colvin, James Foster and of course Ash himself.

Tomorrow, Amplified Sessions resume their regular position at The Astoria with another headline act that I have heard quite a lot of hype about.

From 10pm they have invited Amine Edge & Dance from Cuff Recording to hit the decks, supported by residents The Business Party until 2am.

As always tickets are available from Resident Advisor and are £10 in advance. This also includes entry to the after party at The Fleet from 2am until 5am with headline DJ Lauhaus supported by local DJ Tommy Mundell.

Lastly, the ‘must attend’ of the week. Concrete Music are back with at The Registry on Tuesday with a huge headliner.

This week sees Dirtybird head honcho Claude Vonstroke head to Portsmouth as part of his 17-date European Urban Animal Tour which takes him across the UK, Spain, Germany, Holland, Italy and France celebrating his third artist album.

He will be supported by the only girl to make it into the Dirtybird gang, DJ J Phlip.

I asked Claude to tell us why we should venture out on a school night and he said: ‘I recommend all people with promising futures stay home and read – everyone else, let’s party!’.

Doors open at 9pm until 4am, get down early as this is huge and will sell out.