Rocksteady presents… Jackmaster
Local dance music promoters rocksteady have truly upped their game this year, with a raft of uber-trendy djs including loefah, duke dumont and dense & pika having already manned the decks for them in 2013. They’re not letting the onset of autumn slow them down, with a massive night at the splash headlined by numbers co-founder and occasional radio one host jackmaster. Renowned for the diversity of his sets – they vary from r&b to hip hop to straight up house and techno – his skill is in creating the perfect wave of energy for his crowds to ride all night long, and it’s a skill which has taken him from glasgow warehouse parties to superclubs worldwide. Support in the main room comes from local djs ben newman, john o’connell and dan king, while tharindu and jagerverb head up proceedings in room 2.
The watersplash, Saturday 5th october, 10pm – 2am Tickets £12 from eventbrite.Com
Inn on the park reunion weekender
Clubbers of jersey, prepare to do the time warp with a celebration of what some of the first generation of jersey’s electroheads swear blind was the best club on earth back in the early 90s. As well as hosting the likes of now-superstars carl cox and jon digweed, it was the early stomping ground of dj-promoter warren le sueur, one of the organisers of this reunion event, taking place at the grand jersey and havana nightclub over the weekend. Day one features old school djs justin robertson, shades of rhythm, nipper, john kelly and a pa set from rozalla – yes, she of ‘everybody’s free’ fame. The following day concludes with nipper, kelly and biko spinning piano house classics at havana, with le sueur and simon gasston offering up progressive house anthems, while djs pip and andy manson satisfy the indie fans with all manner of madchester and britpop bangers. Go forth and party.
Grand jersey, saturday 12th october, 6pm – 2am | havana, sunday 13th october, 8pm – 2am | tickets £27.50 (Sat) / £12 (sun) from eventbrite.Com, grand jersey, white label
Robert tilling series: catfish keith live
Celebrating the life of the gifted and much-loved local artist and musician robert tilling is a series of concerts featuring some of the finest blues and jazzmen around, and this installment sees us singer and bottleneck slide guitarist catfish keith roll into town. He’s shared bills with john lee hooker and ray charles, and his foot-stomping brand of delta blues and american roots music has been knocking audiences for six for thirty years now. Not a bad way to spend a tuesday evening, wethinks.
Arts centre, tuesday 22nd october, 8pm Tickets £14.45 (£9.35 Students) from the arts centre box office
Jl concerts presents… ub40 live
Fresh from their exploits in trinity with messrs fatboy slim, example et al, the organisers of jersey live launch the brand new jl concerts series with a headline concert by multi platinum-selling reggae artists ub40. The grammy and brit-nominated birmingham band have over 70 million record sales to their name, with hits like ‘red red wine’, ‘can’t help falling in love’ and ‘kingston town’ amongst some of the 20th century’s most successful singles, and there are doubtless an army of fans out there snapping up tickets, so move quickly to avoid missing out! Support comes from local reggae-ites benny the moth.
Fort regent gloucester hall, saturday 26th october, 7 – 11pm Tickets £39.50 (Standing) / £49.50 (Seated) from jlconcerts.Com and fort regent box office
‘Shaken not stirred’: the hit songs of james bond
It’s a little known fact that when he wasn’t busy spying, james bond was a gifted dubstep producer, and this event sees james performing his biggest dancefloor bangers, live. That’s not true. Rather, a ten-piece band perform the hit songs from the 007 series – you can expect john barry’s timeless title score, as well as classics like ‘goldfinger’, ‘diamonds are forever’ and ‘live & let die.’ The concert’s followed by a party set of pop covers, from the 60s up to the present day. Let’s all neck a load of martini (shaken not stirred) and go bonkers.
Merton hotel, saturday 26th october, time tba | tickets £tba from merton hotel box office
Housetrap present… housetrap halloween
It’s only blooming halloween again folks, which means that it’s time for housetrap’s annual spooky fancy dress bash. Featuring sets by gatecrasher and ministry of sound regulars nathan lee and lizzie curious, as well as local d-jocks dave smith and strictly house.
Radisson blu, saturday 26th october, 8pm – 2am | tickets £22 from eventbrite.Com, white label