First up tonight, Portsmouth’s emerging electronic pop talent Minque will be performing live at Drift, Palmerston Road, alongside Fugitive Orchestra and Temples of Youth.
As Minque’s first headline show, expect a mix of electronic influences blended with her soft vocals and production inspired by the likes of M83. Doors open from 8pm to 3am and tickets cost £3 in advance or £4 on the door, more details at facebook.com
The biggest event of this weekend for Portsmouth’s electronic scene is no doubt The Old Barn presents The Portsmouth #SaveFabric Weekend. After the recent controversial closure of Fabric, one of the UK’s largest independent nightclubs, fundraising campaigns have sprung up in the fight to see it reopened.
Chris Vaux (Discreet) decided to bring the local scene together with DJs on the bill such as WYS Residents – Jacon Husley and Peter Pixzel, Simon Young (Fabric), Zeal Movement, COR, Ransaked Records and Taro Division. The weekend will host drum and bass/bass and breaks DJs tonight from 8pm until 3am (catch me representing The Renegade Project at 8pm!) and house and techno on Saturday from 1pm to 3am.
Tickets cost £6 with all proceeds going towards the legal fund to save Fabric. More at oldbarnmilton.co.uk
For the alternative crowd this weekend, Delight will be hosting the annual Delight Roller Disco at Southsea Skatepark from 7pm until 10pm in aid of the skatepark.
This event is open to all ages and the venue will be full of alternative rock, indie and electronic vibes from Delight’s resident DJs. Entry £5 (£2.50 skate hire) with more details at facebook.com
Next Thursday, students in to house and disco will be in for a treat as Skream will DJ all night at The Astoria, Guildhall, as part of Concrete Thursdays on his Open to Close tour. Tickets cost £5 for students/£8 for non-students. More information at facebook.com