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Winter is coming…

So we haven’t posted anything recently both myself and Auld Uncle Crawler have been very busy with work, Uni, Fifa, girls etc. but we have managed to keep the listings page as up to date as possible which is nice.

Its getting darker earlier, too cold to get out of bed in the mornings and someone on my road constantly has their wood burner on to make it feel like I’m walking through a campsite every evening. This can only mean one thing, winter is coming. I like winter, apart from summer holidays all of the best things happen in winter: Christmas, New Years, the majority of the football season, Bonfire Night, pub roasts by a fire, the majority of the football season and this year we have the end of the world to look forward to so bonus for us!

It all kicks off, this weekend with Halloween, I’m not a big fan of the holiday itself (is it a holiday?) I am a fan of the dressing up part though. Personally I’ll just throw on a jump suit with some aviators and say I’m Top Gun to anyone who asks; but It’s the girls that do it for me, Halloween brings out the vamp in them and its fucking great! So here’s a little of what’s going on, on your doorstep this weekend.

On Friday there’s the Toejam Halloween Trick or Treat with live music from Wild Flowers, Battle of You, Howling Circus and others. Best fancy dress wins as well as £3 Jäger bombs, £1 sidekicks and 20% off all drinks before 8pm. Bargain. As well as Toejam the guys at the Amersham will be throwing their normal Whip It shindig (no doubt Halloween themed)

Saturday at the New Cross Inn is for the punks, a benefit gig for repairs and restoration of the ScumFest PA system to be used for future DIY events. Facebook page here

I suggest looking out for the Venue lot that descend this weekend, it should be an interesting sight. If you are intrigued by going into the place, this weekend and next would be the best time to go, you won’t feel that out of place if you are in enough fancy dress and you’ll still get that ‘Venue’ experience. If you just want to observe the Marquis is the best place for it.

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Picks of the Week

Reading and Leeds Festivals start this week and I for one am quite sad I’ll be missing out this year but who needs drunk girls dancing to the Black Keys in their underwear when you can head out into SE14 and have just as much messy fun without the £250 price tag?

So if you are thinking of heading to Reading on the off chance you can sneak in or pick up a cheap ticket from some scummy tout, don’t. Here are our top 3 places to be this week.

First up on Thursday the 23rd the guys up at The Hill Station Cafe on Telegraph Hill are screening Jan Svankmajer’s Alice. Drop in for a bite of whatever is on the menu, its all superb, cooked up by master chefs Ian and Niaomh, grab a beer and prepare to take a peek through this crazy Czech man’s looking glass. It’ll be a good start to what ultimately will be a very long bank holiday weekend.

Alice will also be featuring at The New Cross Inn this Saturday the 25th at No Direction, a psychedelic club night featuring Oscar Suave, Deadcoast, Sunlight Service Group, Plan 9 & Looking Glass Alice. This is sure to be a cracking night playing a mix of Psych and Garage throughout the night. Plus its only £3! Bargain!!

Finally on Sunday the 26th TOEJAM presents What Happened to the Roof at the Bussey Building in Peckham. After the success from their on-going monthly slot at the New Cross Inn the Toejam lot have decided to take it one step further with a huge party on the roof of the Bussey Building. Boasting a line-up that includes New Cross favourites My Tiger My Timing, Edit/Select, Rivieras, a host of other great acts and of course some incredible DJ’s to keep you dancing late into the night. Tickets are only £3 in advance, get them here. Doors at 6:30pm. See you there.

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