Get down to LJR’s tonight

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It’s the last week in March already. If you are like me and have no idea where the month went, you’ll be glad to know that you’ll be remembering the end of it with an awesome line-up of nights out.

First is a very special edition of Waster tonight at Liquid & Envy.

Sometime after midnight, they will be giving out hundreds of free cans of UV silly string. It will then be your job to insure the mayhem.

They will be pulling out all the stops with loads of extra UV cannons installed especially for the night, to make the silly string seriously glow.

Dressing fluorescent for maximum UV effect is essential.

Expect a similar soundtrack to the classic Waster evening. Indie, dubstep, electro, punk, rock and rave will be expertly mashed together by Southsea’s finest Will Chump and Tommy Leigh to make Waster one of the most exciting events tonight.

Entry is free before 11pm and £3 thereafter.

Chaos returns tomorrow night at the Wedgewood Rooms with its bi-monthly besting. This time round not only will you a proper alternative club night, they also present Lewis Floyd Henry.

Dubbed ‘a one man Jimi Hendrix’, LFH will be playing a short set and no doubt playing guitar with his teeth while keeping time with a kids drum kit. You wont see this from anyone else.

The Edge of the Wedge will be transformed into the Chaos Lounge where Ruby Soho will offer up some of the best alternative cocktails in town as well as retro games and classic tunes.

Admission costs £5.

Normally, as you may know, I put the weeks’ events in order but this week I had to save the best for last.

This is more of a statement than a recommendation, get down to Little Johnny Russell’s tonight for the legend that is DJ Derek.

For those of you who don’t know, 68-year-old, Bristol-based Derek blends 1960s rock-steady, reggae, ska, dance hall and soul music, which has made him an icon in the industry.

His encyclopaedic appreciation of the above music was marked with his 2006 Sweet Memory Sounds, a compilation of some of his favourite tunes.

Support comes from Albino Monkey and Tom Shank.

Believe me, this is a unique opportunity to see one of the UK’s great DJs.

Entry is £3 before 9pm, £4 before 10pm and £5 after. ID is required.

I’ll see you there.