It’s all about alternatives

Portsmouth’s Bar 38 to close its doors today

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This week, it seems all the commercial nights have been put to rest and in their place is a collection of slightly more alternative, or niche, nights for you to enjoy.

Don’t let that keep you commercial fans indoors though. This could be your chance to get out and sample what else the city has to offer, and there’s a lot.

It all kicks-off with a packed Friday night, starting with one of Portsmouth’s classics – Breakneck, this time in association with Ram Records on South Parade Pier.

Both rooms will be on offer with all the best break beats from Breakneck and some superb drum ‘n’ bass in the other room with Up.dnb.

Tickets cost £10 for early birds, £13 with NUS and £15 for everybody else. The night runs from 9pm until 3am.

If that doesn’t float your boat then maybe this will. After the laughter of the Wedge Comedy Club, is one of my favourite nights of the month – It’s a Sin.

Head down there tonight for a club playing a mix of pre-year 2000 party anthems and classic tunes from 1950s rock ‘n’ roll to 90s indie, Britpop and dance, as well as all that was good and shockingly bad from the 80s (think pop and power ballads).

Don’t forget, this night features Guide Awards Best DJ winner Spikey Mark, so get down there to find out why we think he’s top.

He is joined by Chaos veteran DJ Lemon.

Doors open at 11.30pm and entry is completely free.

If you get there early you can pop in the Edge from 10pm to enjoy Thunderdome with Subversion’s very own Pete Scathe.

Music will range from classic rock through to heavy metal, punk, and alternative anthems.

The night attracts a hard core following of dedicated alternative music lovers. Join them tonight for free.

Okay, so maybe I do have a little something for all you commercial clubbers, but be prepared because even this has an alternative twist.

Get down to Liquid tomorrow night for another instalment of Hed Kandi.

This time they present their Twisted Disco.

This is going to be an explosion of dirty electro beats mixed by your favourite Hed Kandi DJs – John Jones and Dan Morten.

Head over to Hed to order your Twisted Disco CD.

That will give you a taste of what’s to come and a souvenir after the night is all over.

CDs cost £9.75. Entry will set you back £6.50 on the door or you can head over to for an online discount and get your, any-time entry ticket for £4.88.