Club Scene for November 16, 2012

THIS WEEK IN 1988: Nightclubs refuse acid house parties

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Saturday night is the night to be out this week. We can take a rest from the weekday student-fests and concentrate on some mainstay nights and one event supporting a very good cause.

One of my favourite Gunwharf haunts opens its doors tomorrow for a night of trends.

Whether you’re going for a quiet drink or partying hard with your friends, whatever you’re into, Saturday night at Bar 38 is the place to be for Bang On Trend.

Armed with his headphones and more hot tunes than you’ve had hot dinners, host Duncan Lee presents a mix down of the very best house and R‘n’B with a sprinkle of rock classics and your requests.

From 8pm, you can enjoy all that plus some of the most well-made and tasty cocktails in Portsmouth – take it from me. Entry is free.

Hipshaker are back this Saturday with their vintage club.

It’s hard to believe that this retro night has been going for nearly 15 years now and has taken venues all over the south back in time for a night of unmistakable, music of yesteryear.

As always, you’ll hear an amazing mix of funk, soul, jazz, rock, R‘n’B, Motown, Latin, ska and reggae from the late 1950s through to the early ’70s and all on chunky vintage vinyl.

The night will be topped-off with a one off performance from The Ricardos.

The night starts at 10pm and admission is £5.

It’s that time of the year where the top lips of local gentlemen warm-up ready for the annual Movember event which raises both awareness and money for men’s health issues, specifically prostate cancer and testicular cancer.

This year the event is enhanced by the Southsea Movember Spectacular event at Little Johnny Russell’s tomorrow night.

As well as three great live bands you can expect to be entertained by the We Supply Movement DJs who are joined by special guest Jordan Gatesmith from the band Howler.

Howler has received international acclaim, most notably from NME, which named Howler their third Best New Band of 2011 and included Gatesmith in their list of the 50 Coolest People of 2011.

It all kicks off at 7pm and entry is £3.