Teddy of Le Chat Noir

The (Underground) Junction

The Junction in Plymouth has closed and moved across the road to an underground venue, imaginatively titled The Underground. A dimly lit bar, with the standard use of mirrors to make the venue appear wider and busier (the lack of lighting also aids this). It’s not the kind of venue you’d expect of Mutley Plain, …

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James Street Vaults

The James Street Vaults in Plymouth, is a student pub on the north edge of the campus, under the shadow of Francis Drake (what, no Sir?) Hall. As a student pub, with the Six Nations, France vs Wales game on TV and Charles Dickens, Charlotte Brontë, William Shakespeare and Anne Frank (spot the odd one …

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Change at The Junction

In a little over a month, The Junction has been internally re-modelled for gigs. The stage is now on the lower part of the venue, which is better from a viewing perspective, as it is looked down on from the rest of the venue. Although, it was a complaint from both Riot:Noise and Le Chat …

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Rockfest 2010

Rockfest 2010 at The Junction. A charity festival, in aid of St. Luke’s Hospice. If you wish to donate to the hospice, please click here. Le Chat Noir

Roddy of Idlewild


The Hippo (formerly The Hub), in the shadows of the Pavilions, is a come down for a band more familiar to filling out the larger of the two venues. In my opinion, The Hippo is the better of the two venues, as it feels more like a venue than the poorly design Pavilions. Either way, …

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El Dia de los Muertos

El Dia de los Muertos (or The Day of the Dead, if your Spanish is as bad as mine) is celebrated by Latin Americans. You’ve probably heard of it and seen the photos (perhaps you saw it in Once Upon A Time in Mexico), but couldn’t say when it was or what it’s about. Well, …