SPACIFIC NEWS #025

SPACIFIC NEWS #25: Contents

1. Big Chill Bar :: DLT
2. Islington Academy :: The Phoenix Foundation
3. Big Chill Bar :: Phully
4. CDs @ Flat White
5. Selected Highlights This Month
6. Cocktail Of The Month :: Tower 42

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BIG CHILL BAR :: DLT:: 03/05/06

An unexpected email from New Zealand has caused a change to our previously announced schedule. In England to document the Pasifika Styles exhibition at Cambridge University (check www.pasifikastyles.org.uk for more details), DLT will be dropping by the East End of London to spin a few tunes next month. One of the founders of not only the Upper Hutt Posse but also Dam Native, as well as the man behind the hit single “Chains”, DLT is one of the few New Zealand musicians who can unequivocally be called a legend.

From: 7pm til 12am
On: Dray Walk, just off Brick Lane, London E1 6QL
Nearest tubes: Liverpool Street or Aldgate East
Website: http://www.bigchill.net/bar.html

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ISLINGTON ACADEMY :: THE PHOENIX FOUNDATION :: 01/06/06

Wellington’s The Phoenix Foundation bring their wonderfully lush and eclectic sound to London en route to a tour of the US of A.

The self described “heavy folk rockin wheat free mutha fxxxxxs” first made a splash with 2002’s “Horsepower” album, which came out on Capitol Recordings and was voted album of the year by nzmusic.com and the listener. But it was last year’s “Pegasus” that has kicked them into the big time, swiftly going gold back home as well as garnering critical acclaim.

Renowned for their strong live show, The Phoenix Foundation have played with the likes of the Finn Brothers, Calexico, SJD, Evan Dando and Cortina and play regular slots at some of New Zealand’s biggest festivals including The Big Day Out in 2005.

For more information (and free downloads!), please check http://www.myspace.com/thephoenixfoundationnz.

Tickets: £10 in advance or £12.50 on the door

Advance tickets from Flat White, 17 Berwick St, W1F 0PT (+50p b/f),
Islington Academy Box Office, 12pm – 4pm Mon to Sat (no b/f)
Ticketweb.co.uk (+£1.50 b/f) http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/user/?region=gb_london&query=detail&event=155103

From: 8pm til 1am
At: N1 Centre, 16 Parkfield Street, N1 0PS
Nearest tube: Angel
Website: http://www.islington-academy.co.uk/index.cfm

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BIG CHILL BAR :: PHULLY :: 07/06/06

Mr LoveFunk returns to London for a summer long festival of fun. Long time DJ, promoter, producer, radio show host and all round bon viveur, Phully has been playing out in Auckland’s clubs, bars and at the best underground parties for the last 10 years, and has an unfailing reputation to rock the party, in every way possible! Along the way he has earned the respect of DJs such as Terry Francis, Dick Johnson and Tom Middleton.

From: 7pm til 12am
On: Dray Walk, just off Brick Lane, London E1 6QL
Nearest tubes: Liverpool Street or Aldgate East
Website: http://www.bigchill.net/bar.html

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CD STALL @ FLAT WHITE AND ANZAC DAY EVENT

Thankfully we have finally had a delivery of “new” titles from New Zealand, and will be restocking our selection at Flat White, 17 Berwick St, W1F 0PT. From Saturday 8th, the following will be available:

Fly My Pretties – The Return of ….
Minuit – The Guards Themselves
Sola Rosa – Moves On
Rhombus – Future Reference
International Observer – All Played Out
Compilations – LOOP 7, The Green Room 004, Dub Conspiracy.

We will also be running a stall at the Anzac Sports Challenge, being held on Saturday 22nd April at Twyford Avenue Sports Ground, Acton. For more information please check http://www.inlondon.com/ANZAC/.

Please note that Flat White is now open on Sundays from 12 to 5pm.

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SELECTED HIGHLIGHTS THIS MONTH

7. Spektrum @ Schluck it Baby // Cargo, 81 Rivington St, EC2A // 8-3 // £6 b4 9/£10
19. Nikki Lucas @ Jazztronic // Clockwork, 96-98 Pentonville Rd // 9-3 // FREE
24. Breaks Co-Op // Bush Hall, Uxbridge Road // 7-12 // £10
29. Marek @ Special Needs // Catch, 22 Kingsland Rd, Shoreditch // 9-2 // FREE

For more April listings, please visit http://www.spacific.net/index.php/sp/content/view/full/1029

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COCKTAIL OF THE MONTH :: TOWER 42

Ingredients: 50mls 42 Below Pure Vodka, 15mls mandarin liqueur, fresh lime, 6 leaves fresh mint, 10mls gomme syrup, dash of orange bitters
Glass: Collins
Method: Muddle mint, lime and sugar, shake all ingredients and pour into Collins glass. Top with Mandarin liqueur. Add Mandarin peel / mint sprig garnish

This cocktail comes to you courtesy of those wonderful fiends at 42 Below, whose Pure vodka is available from Oddbins. For more info on 42, visit http://www.42below.co.nz

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