Met showcase for local covers bands
The Met Lounge in Peterborough is probably best known live music wise for the new bands it has put on over the years that have gone onto great success – bands such as Biffy Clyro, The Libertines, The Kooks, and Snow Patrol have all graced the club stage – along with all the best local original bands.
However, the club is looking to expandtheuseofitslive musicfacilities afterbeingapproached by several new ‘local’ cover bands who find it difficult to break ontothetraditional ‘pub circuit’
Club owner Steve Jason said: “Without doubt its hard work for the new local cover bands who are trying to get gigs in the local pubs on the mainweekendnightsbecause the venues have to play safe by booking the bands that they knowhavefollowings andwill guarantee to fill the pubs concerned, whichistotallyunderstandable.
“What we’re going to try to do is run a ‘showcase’ covers night here at The Met every Thursday for the new bands to play to their fans and prospective bookers.”
The night itself will run along‘pub’hourswiththeMet opening at 8pmwiththeband on stage doing the traditional 2 x 45 minute sets.
Email info@metlounge. org.uk for more information. by Find out what exactly Marc Atkinson, Jessie Brennen and Matt Lewis have been up to over the last 12 to 18 months in residence at the Resident exhibition at the City Gallery.
Lie down on a bed and listen to the noise of places and communities living on the edge of the city; engage in a film that reflects on the rapid changes where the rural collides with the urban; or take your eyes on a journey across a number of cyanotypes that act as archives alongside oral recordings debating the use of space.
Andifyoufindyourselfstill questioning how a noise was captured or how a cyanotype is made, then pop along to the variety of workshops that are planned.
Jessie Brennan invites you tomakeyourowncyanotypeat theGreenBackyardonOundle Road and perhaps contribute to the GBYaudioarchive. Acyanotypereferstoacameraless photographic printing proc- ess invented by scientist John Herschel in 1842 that produces a cyan-blue print.
Architects and engineers used the process as a simple and low-cost means to produce copies of drawings, known as blueprints. In its simplest terms, you coat a pieceofpaperwithalight-sensitive solution, expose it to UV (sun) light covered by either a negative or objects, rinse with water, and you’ve got a print. any kind of recording device, so just make sure you bring these if you have them.
The workshop with Matt will start on August 11 from 1pm to 5pm at The City Gallery.
MarcAtkinsonwillbeleading a Photo Walk around the city on Sunday, August 14, from 1.30pm until 4pm, starting outside the Key Theatre. By slowing down and veering off the beaten track you will be led on a meander across the city covering one or two miles. Each Photo Walk will allow you to look and think about the details of the city while learning from being in a group. Along the way the group can share their stories, knowledge and memories about the city. Marc will also offer advice and help you get the most out of your camera. This is suitable for all levels of photography just make sure youbring your owncameraor smart phone.
All workshops and talks are free. Booking is essential as spaces are limited. Please contactMetalon01733893077 or email Chauffeurscottage@ metalculture.com. For more visit metalculture.com. Jessie will take you through the process step-by-step.
Workshops will last an hour and a half and will take place at 11am – 12.30pm, or 1pm – 2.30pm on August 6, 7, 14, 24, 25, 27, or 28. Workshops are suitable for all ages, but spaces are limited due to thesmallsizeofthedarkroom and therefore booking is required.
Matt Lewis’s workshops will help you learn how to use the microphone as an investigative tool by collecting recordings from the city centre. You’ll explore a range of recording techniques and approaches to microphone placement as well as learning how to use equipment such as windjammers, shotgun mics and hydrophones. You don’t need to have any previous experience and all the equipment will be provided other than headphones and