NEWS ** We are reopening on Wed 24 May with special appearances from Jeff Rosenstock and Doe as our first gig back. There has been a complete rebuild of the club, new everything, and we're busy booking in shows. In the meantime we're still putting on gigs at The Phoenix - come to Indie Club with Stella Matyr and Crooked Little Sons this coming Saturday.
Thu 13 April
STEVE IGNORANT'S SLICE OF LIFE IN THE PHOENIXAUDITORIUM. STEVE IGNORANT is a singer/songwriter and artist. He co-founded the anarcho-punk band Crass with Penny Rimbaud in 1977. "Slice Of Life's music is up-front and soul-baringly personal. It's a mixture of songs and spoken word that draws you in and stays with you long after the final note has been played." Plus SI & SNIFF (stand up poetry) + VIRUS Anarcho punk rock band from Gillingham + 51st STATE are an anarcho-punk 2 piece, just drums and bass and a rant at the mike. you don't need the rest of the crap just the noise and energy! DOORS 7.30-LATE • 16+ SHOW • £8 ADV
Wed 19 April
NO SIN EVADES HIS GAZE (METAL)Heavy groove/tech/metal from the UK in the vein of The Human Abstract and heart of aCoward. Plus KADINJA, a tech-prog metal band from Paris who's New lp Ascendancy has drawn comparisons to bands like Monuments and SiKth.
Mon 24 April
AT EXETER UNIVERSITY LEMONGROVE
Strike Anywhere hail from Richmond, VA. and play staunchly political punk rock in the vein of Avail and 7 Seconds. They've released LPs on Jade Tree, No Idea, Fat Wreck and Bridge Nine, and have played many times at The Cavern and Lemmy. Support from Petrol Girls and Bear Trade, two of the UKs finest punk bands!.
Sun 7 May
AT EXETER PHOENIX
South London 5-piece SHAME gained their rep as one of the UK's best live bands supporting the likes of Fat White Family. Their debut single 'The Lick' received a lots of praise in the music press - we think they're one of those bands that you'll be watching play large venues in a couple of years time, so dont miss out! Last seen in Exeter supporting SLAVES.
Wed 24 May
JEFF ROSENSTOCK & DOE
Jeff Rosenstock is a musician from Brooklyn via Long Island who has sang and written songs for Bomb the Music Industry! and played in bands like Laura Stevenson and the Cans, Andrew Jackson Jihad and Mustard Plug.
Look out for Jeff's new album WORRY and the singles 'WaveGoodnighttoMe' and 'Blast Damage Days. Support from DOE, an Indie-punk band from London. Their debut album 'Some Things Last Longer than You' is out now on Specialist Subject Records and Old Flame Records. DOORS 8-late £8 Adv £10 door
Thu 25 May
SHARKMUFFIN + THE FRANKLYSSHARKMUFIN is Tarra Thiessen and Natalie Kirch, a duo of Brooklynite sirens bred from the waves of the Jersey shore. Influenced by everyone from Nirvana to The Ronettes, Sharkmuffin adds a unique jagged edge onto '60s beach pop meets '90s alt sound, a genre lovingly dubbed "opti-mystic glam-grunge." THE FRANKLYS Comprised of two members from Sweden and two from England, The Franklys play frenetic garage rock with heavy and psychedelic overtones á la Led Zeppelin-Blondie-Strokes-QOTSA-punk-pop-rock-madness. "All-girl garage group The Franklys come on with a smattering of Hives gusto." -NME PLUS PUNK DJs AFTER THE BANDS.
COMING SOON!!!! STRIKE ANYWHERE, SHAME, MUNCIE GIRLS, LAB COAST, THE SMITH STREET BAND, JEFF ROSENSTOCK, NO SIN EVADES HIS GAZE, MAGIC HATSTAND, INDIE CLUB + MORE.
THE CAVERN • 83-84 QUEEN ST • EXETER EX43RP • 01392 495370