Last Friday I saw a brilliant night of free live music courtesy of the students from the Academy of Music Performance and Production at South Downs College. It was nice to see some of Portsmouth’s freshest musical talent on top form.
To start the weekend off, the nine-piece Manchester-based hip-hop collective known as The Mouse Outfit will be gracing the stage at Drift Bar, Southsea, tonight from 8pm until 3am. They are known for their unique fusion of funk-heavy tunes blended with some of the UK’s most celebrated MCs and feature a full live band set-up. Tickets cost £20 from next.fatsoma.com
Tomorrow evening at The Fleet, Guildhall, we have Concrete Music and Mutiny presenting us with Mike Skinner and Murkage Presents Tonga. As many will know, Mike Skinner was formerly the frontman of the English hip-hop/garage fusion band The Streets and currently performs UK bass/grime heavy DJ sets with Manchester-based music/arts collective Murkage.
The event will run from 11pm until 5am with tickets costing £13.20 available from eventbrite.co.uk
Over at Huis, Southsea, tomorrow evening we also have a free house/breaks night courtesy of InDeepMusic. The event will run from 10.30pm until 2am with DJs Tom Mayhem, Wesley Brown and Jim Holland on the bill.
Also happening on Saturday from 8pm until 1am at The Old Barn, Fratton, is STD Promotions Presents Factory Dolls, a promising night of hectic punk rock with The Unknown Soldiers, Bittertown Mary’s and PSAILA also joining the bill. Tickets will cost £5 on the door.
Next up on Sunday, Beats and Swing will be presenting THePETEBOX with very special guests Just Millie and Just Say Yes at Drift.
THePETEBOX is a solo artist renowned for his untouchable loop pedal beatboxing skills that sound as massive as any full band set-up or DJ set. With performances at major festivals such Glastonbury and Bestival under his belt, he always puts on a great show. Doors will be open from 7pm with tickets costing only £8 from next.fatsoma.coms