SPACIFIC NEWS #45: Contents

1 Lockside Lounge :: Jayson Norris + The Thin Men
2 Big Chill Bar :: Johno Broadbent
3 Cargo :: Waitangi Day
4 Selected Highlights This Month


To celebrate Christmas, and amazingly enough, the 100th show that Spacific has hosted, we are most happy to present two of our favourite London based live acts.

First up will be The Thin Men, playing a stripped back semi acoustic set. Born out of the ashes of El Hula, and fronted by Blair Jollands (described by The Guardian as the southern hemisphere’s Scott-Walker-with-a-twist-of-Jim-Morrison), The Thin Men take the best of contemporary and retro and add touches of indie to the melodic twang of country! You can find out more on them at

Our headliner is Jayson Norris – NZ’s answer to Jack Johnson, perhaps! Currently working on his second album with a prime selection of guest contributors, Jayson has had a very busy year, including supporting Dave Dobbyn on his European tour this June. Check him out at

Space is limited at the Lockside so we have put tickets up for £4 in advance at Ticketweb (08700 600 100) or Otherwise it will be £5 on the door.

From 7pm til 1am
Where: West Yard, Camden Lock Place, NW18AF
Nearest tubes: Camden or Chalk Farm


Former George FM DJ JB is our first guest of the new year, and will be spinning tracks guaranteed to blow away the winter cobwebs!

From: 7pm til 12am
On: Dray Walk, just off Brick Lane, London E1 6QL
Nearest tubes: Liverpool Street or Aldgate East

CARGO :: WAITANGI DAY :: 06/02/08

We have managed to persuade the nice people at Cargo to assist us with next year’s Waitangi Day event, and so, as with this year, it will be free entry all night. We are slowly constructing the program and will have more to report in the New Year. In the meantime, please pencil this date in your diaries.

From 5pm til 1am
On: 83 Rivington Street, EC2A 3AY
Nearest tubes: Liverpool Street or Old Street


04 Rodney Fisher // North London Tavern, NW6 7QB // 7-? // £3/5
06 Aronas // The Vortex, 11 Gillet St, N16 8JH // 8-? // £8
13 Spektrum @ Holic // AKA, West Central St, WC1A 1JJ // 6-3 // £3/5
15 So So Modern @ Push // Astoria, Charring Cross Rd // 11-4 // £6/10
20 MdCL @ CO-OP // Corsica Studios, SE17 1LB // 8-4 // £15

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