Shop Local Southampton Listings Jan 18-24

2022-01-17, Chris
Plug & Play Open Sessions, Suburbia

==== TUESDAY 18 JANUARY ====
---- Live Music ----
Orlando Weeks (of indie rock band The Maccabees) in Store | Vinilo Record Store <18:00>
www.facebook.com/events/459646349081160

Southampton Jazz Club - Martin Speake and Alyson Cawley Quartet | The Stage Door <20:00>
www.facebook.com/events/502424531175505

---- Events ----
Transition Southampton: Sustainable Hairdressing and Is This Street Made for Me? | October Books <19:30>
www.facebook.com/events/622243955666034

==== WEDNESDAY 19 JANUARY ====
---- Live Music ----
Plug & Play Open Sessions | Suburbia <19:30>
www.facebook.com/events/586016246015215/?event_time_id=586016279348545

---- DJs and Club Nights ----
Rocktail Riot - 2022 Launch Night | The Shooting Star <22:00>
www.facebook.com/events/449511256726621

---- Shows ----
SOS Present Legally Blonde | MAST (Mayflower Studios) <19:30>
www.facebook.com/events/1138265263246567

---- Events ----
Can Design Illustration Workshop with Amy Harwood | Unity Brewing Co Tap <18:00>
www.facebook.com/events/509273727046999

Kickboxing & Fitness | Drummond Centre <19:30>
www.facebook.com/events/636660424222465

Community Club | St James' Park <11:00>
www.facebook.com/events/251449560296144/?event_time_id=251449580296142

==== THURSDAY 20 JANUARY ====
---- Live Music ----
Blues Rich Atkinson & The New Billionaires (Americana singer / sax player) | Belgium and Blues <20:30>
www.facebook.com/events/470445414435975

Emilia Tarrant (singer-songwriter, Winchester) | Heartbreakers <19:30>
www.facebook.com/events/414542987126948

Jazz Brew with Dan Mar-molinero | Mettricks Guildhall <19:00>
www.facebook.com/events/1355083554933453

Grizzly Rhys Morgan (blues & roots) | Platform Tavern <21:00>
www.platformtavern.com/music

---- Events ----
Darts Series Presents - The Winter Grand Prix 2022 | Bitterne Park Social Club <19:00>
www.facebook.com/events/1411970252552392

==== FRIDAY 21 JANUARY ====
---- Live Music ----
Swamp Stomp String Band (americana, London) | Belgium and Blues <21:00>
www.facebook.com/events/242002408076351

Black Rose performs Thin Lizzy | The Yacht, Woolston <21:00>
www.facebook.com/events/1139869823423127

Electric Eden (contemporary folk, Hampshire) | Cricketers Bedford Place <21:00>
www.facebook.com/events/916527709028271

---- Live Music (Covers) ----
Cuckooland (classic rock) | The Platform Tavern <21:00>
www.facebook.com/events/497433595245027

Harris and Son (50s and 60s blues) | Mbuntu Cocktail Bar & Bistro <20:00>
www.facebook.com/events/610962796796463

Hitched | The Robin Hood, Sholing <21:00>
www.facebook.com/events/503732737627058

---- DJs and Club Nights ----
Jo Whiley's 90s Anthems | Engine Rooms <21:00>
www.facebook.com/events/960156077683486

Feelin' This - A Blink 182 Party | The Hobbit <23:00>
www.facebook.com/events/405690301292550

Karaoke with DJ Rob | Brass Monkey <20:00>
www.facebook.com/events/508973950453102

---- Events ----
Exhibition: A Sound Journey to Freedom | God's House Tower <10:00>
www.facebook.com/events/1174701309966866

==== SATURDAY 22 JANUARY ====
---- Live Music ----
Electric Milk (rock, Hampshire) | The Loft <19:30>
www.facebook.com/events/284261076879536
support: Speaking of Witches, Bloodhounds, Demure

City Of Southampton Orchestra Family Concert: Under the Sea | Central Hall <11:00>
www.facebook.com/events/4316559808469624

Supersonics (Oasis tribute) | The Dolphin, St. Denys <21:00>
www.facebook.com/events/4709781462424467

Jonah Band (indie rock) | Platform Tavern <21:00>
www.platformtavern.com/music

Live & Local: Sugar Bang | The Joiners <19:30>
Support: One Lung, Rob Clamp
https://joiners.vticket.co.uk/product.php/2065/sugar-bang

---- Live Music (Covers) ----
Gastric Band (rock) Live | The Wellington Arms <21:00>
www.facebook.com/events/950780089187985

Fine Southern Gents | The Robin Hood, Sholing <21:00>
www.facebook.com/events/1300015883804197

Hybrid (metal) | The Yacht, Woolston <20:30>
www.facebook.com/events/640273487146709

---- DJs and Club Nights ----
Delight | The Hobbit <22:00>
www.facebook.com/events/456306692781434

Beyond Blues with Justin P | Belgium and Blues <20:00>
www.facebook.com/events/333393388424370

---- Events ----
Saints vs Man City | St Mary's Stadium <17:30>
www.facebook.com/events/338857474754276

The Jelly Effect - Balance Workshop | In Balance Hot Yoga <14:30>
www.facebook.com/events/256875149865377

==== SUNDAY 23 JANUARY ====
---- Live Music ----
Soul Sounds Performance Choir | The 1865 <19:00>
www.facebook.com/events/273348561468659

Liam White (acoustic) | Humble Plumb <13:00>
www.facebook.com/events/645582763302904

---- Events ----
Mary Rose Talk by Dawn Perrier | Sarisbury Green Community Centre <18:00>
www.facebook.com/events/615791376269516

==== MONDAY 24 JANUARY ====
---- Live Music ----
Libralibra (post-punk, Brighton) | Suburbia <19:00>
www.facebook.com/events/3289624867990769
support: Queen Cult

Write a Note (poetry open mic) | MAST (Mayflower Studios) <19:30>
www.facebook.com/events/1863440797191639
ft. live music from Pegasuses

---- Events ----
Community Club | St James' Park <11:00>
www.facebook.com/events/251449560296144/?event_time_id=251449603629473

Yogalite with Marianne Is Starting Again | Portswood Residents' Gardens Ltd <08:30>
www.facebook.com/events/346546963699534


Shop Local Southampton Listings Jan 10-17

2022-01-10, Chris
The Sweetchunks Band, with Devil's Prefects and Jolly Roger - The Hobbit

After careful consideration we decided to bring the listings back for the New Year because our venues are open, and need our support đź’–. Please do what you can to be safe - get your booster and test regularly - and go out and support our lovely venues and great bands ^_^.

==== TUESDAY 11 JANUARY ====
---- Live Music ----
New Year's Blues Jam | Gusto lounge <20:15>
www.facebook.com/events/507795940570905

---- Events ----
January Radical Reading Group: Me, Not You | October Books <19:30>
www.facebook.com/events/938688537082883

==== WEDNESDAY 12 JANUARY ====
---- Live Music ----
Plug & Play Open Sessions | Suburbia <19:30>
www.facebook.com/events/586016246015215/?event_time_id=586016282681878

---- Events ----
January Book Club: Shuggie Bain | The Bookshop Alehouse <19:30>
www.facebook.com/events/5289722131057886

Kickboxing & Fitness | Drummond Centre <19:30>
www.facebook.com/events/324368466232347

Bike Dr. | Bitterne Precinct <10:00>
www.facebook.com/events/4818477664879074

Community Club | St James' Park <11:00>
www.facebook.com/events/251449560296144/?event_time_id=251449593629474

==== THURSDAY 13 JANUARY ====
---- Live Music ----
Blues with Phil Mills | Belgium and Blues <20:30>
www.facebook.com/events/618642312701605

---- Events ----
Community Pantry & Takeaway Drinks | The Art House <11:00>
www.facebook.com/events/1751162211760439

==== FRIDAY 14 JANUARY ====
---- Live Music ----
Carl Barat | The Joiners <19:30>
Best known for being the co-frontman with Peter Doherty of the garage rock band The Libertines
https://joiners.vticket.co.uk/product.php/2058/carl-barat-revive-live

---- Live Music (Covers) ----
Bifröst (metal, Southampton) | The Robin Hood, Sholing <21:00>
www.facebook.com/events/2107195672774942

==== SATURDAY 15 JANUARY ====
---- Live Music ----
Absolute Bowie - Greatest Hits Show | The Brook <19:30>
www.facebook.com/events/908609729918577

The Smyths (tribute) - The Queen Is Dead 35th Anniversary | Engine Rooms <19:30>
www.facebook.com/events/1033740124040700

---- Live Music (Covers) ----
Spirit | Windsor Castle, Shirley <21:00>
www.facebook.com/events/247215797555556

Black Smoke Rebellion (rock) | The Yacht, Woolston <21:00>
www.facebook.com/events/436160344836071

Total Recall (80s) | The Robin Hood, Sholing <21:00>
www.facebook.com/events/1780702468786276

Bifröst (metal, Southampton) | The Bittern <21:00>
www.facebook.com/events/1641513092878548

RockWaves | Bitterne Park Social Club <20:30>
www.facebook.com/events/903280080609673

---- DJs and Club Nights ----
Classic Hip Hop in the Cellar | Belgium and Blues <20:00>
www.facebook.com/events/903922416973261

---- Shows ----
Jason Manford: Like Me | Southampton Guildhall <19:30>
www.facebook.com/events/523374981643600

==== SUNDAY 16 JANUARY ====
---- Live Music ----
Gryphon | The 1865 <19:00>
www.facebook.com/events/1218933071906133

Hannah Reem (blues-jazz singer, Portsmouth) and Mary Red | Woolston & District Trades & Labour Club <15:00>
www.facebook.com/events/2036537816528507

---- Live Music (Covers) ----
The Goods | The Bittern <17:00>
www.facebook.com/events/657891418559134

==== MONDAY 17 JANUARY ====
---- Live Music ----
<sold out> Porridge Radio (art-rock, Brighton) | Heartbreakers <19:30>
www.facebook.com/events/796634837489841

Music Student Performances | Turner Sims <13:00>
Free opportunity to check out performances by University of Southampton Music Students
www.facebook.com/events/1402863843504172

---- Events ----
Chat to an Ecohome Owner | October Books <19:00>
www.facebook.com/events/1104956106981842

Community Club at St. James' Park | St James' Park <11:00>
www.facebook.com/events/251449560296144/?event_time_id=251449570296143


Veganuary in Southampton

2022-01-06, Chris

Whether you're a long time vegan, going vegan for the month, or just wanting to try out the large range of vegan food on offer in January, Southampton has you covered. Local businesses have really pulled the stops out this year, so let's all go out and support them, they need it after the year they've had!

Café Thrive should be the first call for anyone interested in vegan cooking, cakes and hot drinks in Southampton, and the offering is so strong that it should be on everyone's radar. A 2-storey café overlooking the Central Parks, their Veganuary offerings include cronuts, an Italian tofu and roasted vegetable salad, a cherry bakewell hot chocolate, and this gorgeous 'chicken' burger. Their entire menu is always vegan, and their pumpkin spice latte is one of my favourite drinks in the city.

The Black Phoenix (Bedford Place) have a new and returning vegan special for every single week of January. The stars of the first week are the brand new Elvis (pictured) with peanut butter, caramelised bananas and bourbon infused cherry jam. This is paired with the returning 'Monster' burger with black garlic 'mayo', mushrooms and pickled onion crisps (yep). On Mondays you can also get 20% off all the new vegan dishes of the week. To top it off, their excellent vegan mozzarella sticks (rated by Chris as actually better than real mozzarella sticks) have returned for January.

For even more burger goodness, head to Lakaz Maman, home of Masterchef winner Shelina Permalloo's Mauritian restaurant. They've just announced their latest burger for Veganuary - the Meaty Jack - a mountain of spicy battered jackfruit in a brioche bun.

Just a couple of doors down you'll find Piecaramba, home to 4 vegan pies on their standard menu, vegan mash and mushy peas, additional vegetarian pies, and a Veganuary special 'Spudnik' featuring leek, mushroom and potato in a white sauce. This is truly pie heaven, and possibly the best pie shop in the country. Jay Rayner (Masterchef, The Guardian) reckons so.

Stakks is a pancake house on the upper level of Marlands shopping centre. A pancake house might not be the most obvious choice for vegan food, but Stakks have your Veganuary covered with a separate fully vegan menu featuring 9 delicious savoury and sweet vegan pancake stakks. All can be made gluten free on request.

Popsi's, a gorgeous Bedford Place pizza restaurant (currently takeaway / delivery only) have gone the extra mile for Veganuary, creating 3 new vegan "meats" - bacon (pictured on the pizza below), chicken and peperoni. They've also created vegan garlic butter bites.

The Nest Coffee House on London Road has an almost unbelievable range of vegan pastries and doughnuts, and indeed I had no idea they were vegan until I saw the '#vegan' hashtag with one of their posts. Even once I knew, I was still blown away with how delicious and creamy the doughnuts were. January's doughnut lineup includes raspberry & white chocolate, boujee biscoff, brownie, and their gorgeous cinnamon rolls. Some of their doughnuts are pictured below. See you there?

Rice Up Wholefoods is Southampton's vegan supermarket on Hanover buildings, with a great deli of pastries etc to take away (I believe they can warm them for you on request). Sadly, Rice Up has been hit hard by recent events and they need our support - visiting and buying things is definitely one way, they're also running a Crowdfunder if you'd like to support but can't get down there.

Even traditional restaurants such as Ennios have gotten in on the Veganuary action, how nice does their vegan take on Crespelle (stuffed pancakes) look?

Baboo Ji in Portswood is offering 15% off all vegan dishes on collection. And yep, everything in the image below - from the masala dosa to the Bombay potatoes, is vegan.

The fully vegan Art House are following the Covid situation closely and hoping to reopen for community café events next week, but for now they open for takeaway coffee, soup, drinks, snacks, and their community pantry, 1100 - 1500 every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

A post about Veganuary wouldn't be complete without mentioning the Veg Out Community Vegan Café, which runs in the community space at the back of October Books (Portswood) every Monday with lunch served from 1215 and features live acoustic music. The café is run entirely by volunteers (indeed, they're urgently looking for more to be able to continue opening!) and creates dishes from food donated by local businesses to avoid wastage. October Books are notable on their own merit for being a great independent book store and also stockists of a large range of vegan food products (many from Infinity Foods in Brighton), as well as cleaning products and cooking books.

Crossing over the river, Bitterne Park Stores re-opens on Tuesday 11th January and hosts a huge range of vegan alternative meats, cheeses, chocolates, beers and much more. You'll also find that a surprising number of the pastries at Cottons Bakery next door are vegan.

For Sunday roasts there are always plenty of options - including Black Phoenix and The Alexandra. The photo below is of Belgium and Blues' offering, which does look mighty tasty (and I do like beer)...

Overdraft in Shirley have always got a tasty range of vegan options, tacos and nachos. They have announced a Veganuary special, tostadas filled with local purple sweet potatoes, homemade queso, chilli and avocado - sounds delicious.

The final shout out (at the moment, if I can't resist adding others!) goes to Board in the City. Not a vegan eatery, but they have plenty of options for you to much on whilst playing board games, from a burger to pizza, pie, soya mince nachos, and truly fantastic chips.

Hope you have fun trying out the excellent culinary options Southampton has to offer, whether vegan or not. This isn't a complete list of course, I'd love to hear your favourite local businesses and what they're doing for Veganuary on our Facebook post.


A Taste of Italy in Bedford Place

2021-12-19, Chris

A brand new Italian deli has opened in Bedford Place, offering a wide variety of Italian products including wine, biscuits, cakes, cheese, San Marzano tomatoes (widely accepted as the tomato to use in Italian cooking), a huge array of pastas, preserves, beer and spirits.

The staff are welcoming and happy to help you make an informed decision on which goodies to take home. It's not as easy to travel to Italy in the current situation, but alongside some of our great Italian restaurants, Florio's D'Italia is one of the best ways to transport yourself to the great flavours of the country whilst never leaving Southampton.

Inside the freezer you'll find pistachio gelato, and even bread baked in Milan ready for you to take home and thaw. I can verify that the bread is delicious toasted.

Florio's D'Italia, who also have a shop in Portsmouth, is open 6 days a week from 1000 - 1830.


Shop Local Southampton Listings Dec 14-20

2021-12-13, Chris

Here we go, it's the run up to Christmas and there's lots to see and do. Please grab a booster if you can and support our great local venues and shops this Christmas season. From the brilliant chaos of The Sweetchunks Band and their friends The Devil's Prefects and Jolly Roger, to the brilliant Southampton Christmas tradition that is the Ukulele Jam's Christmas Cabaret and much in between, there's a lot to be excited about.

Oxford band Kanadia's first gig in Southampton, The Hobbit

==== TUESDAY 14 DECEMBER ====
---- Live Music ----
Black Foxxes (indie, Exeter) | The Joiners <19:30>
www.facebook.com/events/4633730373348823

The Undercover Hippy (singer songwriter) | The 1865 <19:30>
www.facebook.com/events/1822892674685151

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs (rock, Yorkshire) | Engine Rooms <19:30>
www.facebook.com/events/201226274446581

Sofar Sounds | Secret Location, Secret Lineup <18:30>
www.facebook.com/events/975884106698966

---- Events ----
Fizz and Festive Gin Tasting | The Mercantile Flea, Bitterne <19:30>
www.facebook.com/events/614549209862359

December Radical Reading Group: Transgender Marxism | October Books <19:30>
www.facebook.com/events/425126872648356

December Get Together - Bring Your Own Book | Online <19:00>
www.facebook.com/events/489159745682940

Tuesday Gaming Extravaganza | The Angel <11:00>
www.facebook.com/events/684299149199470/?event_time_id=684299159199469

==== WEDNESDAY 15 DECEMBER ====
---- Live Music ----
Plug & Play Open Sessions | Suburbia <19:30>
www.facebook.com/events/586016246015215/?event_time_id=586016266015213

The Balzary Sessions | The Mercantile Flea, Bitterne <19:30>
www.facebook.com/events/441192610854921

Levellers (folk-rock, Brighton) | Southampton Guildhall <19:00>
www.facebook.com/events/1856141857862833

Photographers and Models Xmas Social | The Alexandra <19:00>
www.facebook.com/events/999123481039793

---- DJs and Club Nights ----
Rocktail Riot Presents a Very Frozen Christmas | The Shooting Star <22:00>
www.facebook.com/events/620311389119004

Dawn's Christmas Capers | The London Hotel <20:00>
www.facebook.com/events/484258496315666/?event_time_id=484258506315665

---- Shows ----
Second Star to the Right | MAST (Mayflower Studios) <10:30>
www.facebook.com/events/109911744584556/?event_time_id=109911777917886

---- Events ----
Kickboxing & Fitness | Drummond Centre <19:30>
www.facebook.com/events/917333948904610

==== THURSDAY 16 DECEMBER ====
---- Live Music ----
Will and the People (indie, Brighton) + Bash + Colour of the Jungle | The Joiners <19:30>
www.facebook.com/events/257237079585411

Invisions W/ Ghost Iris, Ursus, Deference | Suburbia <19:00>
www.facebook.com/events/627829581572634

Abi (1920s singer) | The Attic, above Mettricks Guildhall <07:30>
www.facebook.com/events/583690999586642

Open Mic ft. Fragile Lucy | The Rockstone <19:30>
www.facebook.com/events/1066034530898533

---- Live Music (Covers) ----
Thursday Blues with Thomas Heppell (blues) | Belgium and Blues <20:30>
www.facebook.com/events/1252271101949858

Black Daniels (blues) | The Grapes, Oxford Street <20:30>
www.facebook.com/events/633676574742502

---- DJs and Club Nights ----
Applebum | Switch <22:00>
www.facebook.com/events/1319955405102794

Cherry's Christmas Party | The London Hotel <20:00>
www.facebook.com/events/325390899158258/?event_time_id=325390905824924

Abba Christmas Party Night | Revolution Bars <18:00>
www.facebook.com/events/625003718669777

---- Events ----
Peoples Pride Xmas Market & Fun Evening | The 1865 <16:00>
www.facebook.com/events/1018480478981716

The Greedy Flea Christmas Quiz | The Mercantile Flea, Bitterne <20:00>
www.facebook.com/events/1335225633593786

Late Night Shopping | The Mercantile Flea, Bitterne <17:00>
www.facebook.com/events/633749527983768

Bike Dr | Guildhall Square <10:00>
www.facebook.com/events/911464312981452/?event_time_id=1008305876630628

---- Thursday: Event ----
Pop Punk Goes Acoustic - Xmas Special | Beards & Boards <19:00>
www.facebook.com/events/198889079050496

==== FRIDAY 17 DECEMBER ====
---- Live Music ----
Black Kat Boppers (rockin' blues, Southampton) | The Platform Tavern <21:00>
www.facebook.com/events/394969748976720

Enter Shikari (rock, St Albans) | Southampton Guildhall <19:00>
www.facebook.com/events/1059841391060603

Paul Wilson | La Baronia <20:30>
www.facebook.com/events/441456693897276

Punk Night: Nice n Naughty Polemics, Mighty Magic Animal, Brash Bullets, S0dds | The Hobbit <19:30>
www.facebook.com/events/584913042739064

Mystic Peach (indie, Southampton) | Heartbreakers <19:30>
www.facebook.com/events/237106291817453

Paul Jude Wilson | La Baronia <19:00>
www.facebook.com/events/4838724442807556

Overpass & Myriad | The Joiners <19:00>
www.facebook.com/events/313215647044077

Ben Dlugokecki (Singer-songwriter, Southampton) | Stein Garten Southampton <20:00>
www.facebook.com/events/1556074228083733

---- DJs and Club Nights ----
Karaoke with DJ Nick | Brass Monkey <20:00>
www.facebook.com/events/3103392666601970

Twisted Christmas Karaoke | Oasis Bar <20:00>
www.facebook.com/events/2309051412570748

Superfly Papillon | Papillon <20:00>
www.facebook.com/events/1513294355707796/?event_time_id=1513294379041127

Joining Dots - DJ Sangmatron | Mettricks Guildhall <19:00>
www.facebook.com/events/541534363588008/?event_time_id=559979121743532

Green Day vs Rancid Wreck-chords | Beards & Boards <18:00>
www.facebook.com/events/426420935773334

---- Events ----
December Quiz Run by Our Director - Michelle | Board in the City <19:00>
www.facebook.com/events/2974006219524166

Moving Voices Online | The Art House <19:30>
www.facebook.com/events/211499177587209

Hamble Christmas Market | Hamble Square <10:00>
www.facebook.com/events/1515241992191096

==== SATURDAY 18 DECEMBER ====
---- Live Music ----
The Sweetchunks Christmas Bonanza | The Hobbit <20:00>
www.facebook.com/events/569834434343578
ft. The Sweetchunks Band, Devil's Prefects, Jolly Roger

Freddie and the Freeloaders (jazz/soul) | Orange Rooms <21:00>
www.facebook.com/events/433677091823367

Ben Dlugokecki (Singer-songwriter, Southampton) | La Baronia <20:30>
www.facebook.com/events/619996748988602

Sean Mcgowan (singer-songwriter, Southampton) + Crystal Tides | The 1865 <19:30>
www.facebook.com/events/244580470679660

Cara Dillon (folk, Dungiven, Ireland) : Upon a Winter's Night | Turner Sims <20:00>
www.facebook.com/events/2673572836273436

What's Love Got to Do with It? - A Tina Turner Tribute | Mayflower Theatre <19:30>
www.facebook.com/events/2803663053198586

Mainly Madness (tribute) Southampton Xmas Party | The Brook <19:30>
www.facebook.com/events/1334079263661864

Narrow Head + Oversize | The Loft <19:30>
www.facebook.com/events/420541389551493

Little Dave & The Sun Sessions | The Bittern <21:00>
www.facebook.com/events/739073216765011

Hunting Hearts Presents.... Yuletide Queer | The Art House <19:00>
www.facebook.com/events/4162171360578356

Bad Manners (ska, London) | Engine Rooms <19:00>
www.facebook.com/events/813251565864748

Shader + The Radar + Milly Thrimas | Heartbreakers <19:00>
www.facebook.com/events/180112264197645

Broken Witt Rebels (alt rock, Birmingham) | The Joiners <18:00>
www.facebook.com/events/1006386529745493

Afternoon Sessions W/ Carlos Rocha, Joe Wood & Paddy Mccarthy | The Juniper Berry <15:00>
www.facebook.com/events/433127968421552

Siel Duo | The Arches Studios, Captains Place <18:00>
www.facebook.com/events/206327301657724

---- Live Music (Covers) ----
Toast (60s / 70s, Southampton) | The Dolphin, St Denys <21:00>
www.facebook.com/events/809227349802940

AudioSonics (rock 'n roll) @ the Station | Station Pub Bitterne Park <21:00>
www.facebook.com/events/400714768111713

The Modules (rock 'n roll) | The Robin Hood, Sholing <21:00>
www.facebook.com/events/269693725074493

---- DJs and Club Nights ----
DJ Slim - Christmas DJ Set | Clockwork Bar <18:00>
www.facebook.com/events/221857733348254

Disco with DJ Nick | Brass Monkey <20:00>
www.facebook.com/events/593674568649550

Remote Records Christmas Party | The Alexandra <16:00>
www.facebook.com/events/604068867314036

Black Parade - 00's Emo Anthems | The Hobbit <23:00>
www.facebook.com/events/964168847500183

Oxygen Pop Night Now Xmas Special | Pre-Bar <21:00>
www.facebook.com/events/439145294397279

Carol-oke | Rocket Ronnies Pool Club <19:00>
www.facebook.com/events/1314333752329805

Krafted Live Stream 21 | The DJ Shop <13:00>
www.facebook.com/events/271223685051012

Classic Hip Hop in the Cellar | Belgium and Blues <20:00>
www.facebook.com/events/1070110517101683

---- Shows ----
Peter Pan | MAST (Mayflower Studios) <18:00>
www.facebook.com/events/313297453875521/?event_time_id=313297460542187

---- Events ----

Saints vs Brentford | St Mary's Stadium <15:00>
www.facebook.com/events/426800975658658

D&D One-shots | Board in the City <12:00>
www.facebook.com/events/291697006203676

The Polar Express + Pj Party | Harbour Lights <10:30>
www.facebook.com/events/590981715537105

December Clothes Swap and Xmas Party 2021 | Boulder Shack <12:30>
www.facebook.com/events/891269148241471

Christmas Table Decoration | Woolston & District Trades & Labour Club <10:00>
www.facebook.com/events/440575454293721

==== SUNDAY 19 DECEMBER ====
---- Live Music ----
The Freddie & Queen Experience | The 1865 <19:30>
www.facebook.com/events/2874741222791198

Southampton Ukulele Jam's 14th Christmas Cabaret | The 1865 <19:30>
www.facebook.com/events/614663546631199

Swing Into Christmas 2021 ~ The Down for the Count Concert Orchestra Concert Hall | Turner Sims <19:00>
www.facebook.com/events/1320552761727413

Charley Macaulay (Vocalist, Southampton) | Marco's, Oxford Street <17:00>
www.facebook.com/events/396008945340486
- Supported the likes of Tom Jones, Will Young and Anastacia

Five Chambers Full Lower Sails for Christmas | The Yacht, Woolston <16:00>
www.facebook.com/events/884893742214302

---- Live Music (Covers) ----
Crackling Jack (blues rock) | The Dolphin, St Denys <17:00>
www.facebook.com/events/393454675901136

---- DJs and Club Nights ----
Oam Drum & Bass Warehouse Party | Engine Rooms <18:00>
www.facebook.com/events/355215399402228

---- Shows ----
The Raven | St Denys Boat Club <15:00>
www.facebook.com/events/3039532102953180

---- Events ----Last Day of the Gods House Tower Christmas Market(Gods House Tower will then be closed until Mid-January)
Dawn's Snowy Blowy Christmas Tea Party | The Stage Door <13:00>
www.facebook.com/events/1043790919495816

Punk Rock Xmas Quiz | Beards & Boards <19:00>
www.facebook.com/events/1215903765583491

Christmas Pub Quiz | Orange Rooms <19:00>
www.facebook.com/events/647844176218642

Grand Christmas Raffle | Humble Plumb <18:00>
www.facebook.com/events/327888135507491

The Tiny Flea - A Pre Loved Vintage Market | XOXO <11:00>
www.facebook.com/events/279595620726427

==== MONDAY 20 DECEMBER ====
---- Events ----
Community Carol Singing | Freemantle Arms <19:15>
www.facebook.com/events/4817989811574030

Christmas Carols with the Albion Band | Swaythling Neighbourhood Centre <19:00>
www.facebook.com/events/3039802176335467

New Mums and Birthing Parents Christmas Climb | Boulder Shack <10:00>
www.facebook.com/events/283374980414085

The Asylum Christmas Show | Voice FM <19:00>
ft. The Shop Local Southampton Listings
www.facebook.com/MondayNightAsylum


Shop Local Southampton Listings Dec 7 - 13

2021-12-07, Chris

An explanation as to why there are two cover photos from last week's gigs - put simply I couldn't chose between Hannah Moule and The Moulettes, and Mad Dog Mcrea. Both were sublime gigs that I thoroughly recommend the next time they are in town. Unity Brewery is also an excellent live music venue it seems, once they've moved some of the beer out of the way!

Hannah Moule and The Moulettes, Unity Brewery

As for this week there are yet more delicious festive treats in store for you Southampton. On Thursday, why not be serenaded whilst you tuck into delicious veggie food at October Books' first evening café? Micro Music on the same evening offers a selection of the city's finest in the equally lovely setting of Mettricks Guildhall. From Westcountry legends The Wurzels to local king of the double bass Grant Sharkey, from Spunge to the psychedelic sounds of the Ozric Tentacles, there's surely something up your street this week. If you find something awesome through these listings, please let us know through our Facebook group.

Mad Dog Mcrea, 1865

==== TUESDAY 07 DECEMBER ====
---- Live Music ----
Spunge (ska punk, Tewkesbury) - Room for Abuse 20 (+1) Years | The Joiners <19:30>
www.facebook.com/events/583587512772320

Alan Barnes & Dave Newton (Southampton Jazz Club) | Fever & Vibe <20:00>
www.facebook.com/events/218080440458575

---- Shows ----
Inside No 9: An Evening with Reece Shearsmith & Steve Pemberton | Southampton Guildhall <19:30>
www.facebook.com/events/886330958607599

==== WEDNESDAY 08 DECEMBER ====
---- Live Music ----
Ozric Tentacles (psychedelic-rock, Somerset) | The 1865 <19:30>
www.facebook.com/events/156598039648522

Life / Nuha Ruby Ra (avant-punk, London) | The Joiners <19:30>
www.facebook.com/events/3804126076268189

The Jesus Bolt (indie, Bristol) + T.E. Yates + Gerard Starkie | Art House <19:30>
www.facebook.com/events/292743225523145

Maggie Cassidy (dirty pop, Guildford) | Heartbreakers <19:00>
www.facebook.com/events/3147690268786302

---- DJs and Club Nights ----
Music Bingo - Christmas Party | London Road Brew House <22:30>
www.facebook.com/events/595905228130043

Rocktail Riot (emo) | The Shooting Star <22:00>
www.facebook.com/events/585643169167434

---- Shows ----
Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain | MAST <until Sat 11 December>
https://www.mayflowerstudios.org.uk/what-s-on/horrible-histories-barmy-britain-2021

Wixard of Oz (adult panto) | The Stage Door <most days until Sat 18 December>
https://thestagedoor.org.uk/product.php/588/the-wizard-of-oz

---- Events ----
Salsa Class | Tracie's Latin Club <19:30>
www.facebook.com/events/3214001982189966

==== THURSDAY 09 DECEMBER ====
---- Live Music ----
Micro Music | Mettricks Guildhall <20:00>
www.facebook.com/events/479894696795063
ft. Dan O'Farrell, Siobhán & The Sunset Haze, Pegasuses

Mostly Autumn (rock, York) | The 1865 <19:30>
www.facebook.com/events/4569693473048979

Theatre of Hate (post-punk, London) | The Joiners <19:30>
www.facebook.com/events/396972388689457

Blues with Glen Wright | Belgium and Blues <20:30>
www.facebook.com/events/294622616002910

---- Events ----
Veg Out Evening Cafe | October Books <19:00>
ft. Spanish Classical Guitar music from Jose Ramon Horcas
www.facebook.com/events/613454903173817

The Greedy Flea Pop Quiz | The Mercantile Flea, Bitterne <20:00>
www.facebook.com/events/421359109535891

Salsa Class | Tracie's Latin Club <19:30>
www.facebook.com/events/7160263350665946

Christmas Wreath Making Session <sold out> | St. James' Park <18:00>
www.facebook.com/events/878325869495680

Late Night Shopping | The Mercantile Flea, Bitterne <17:00>
www.facebook.com/events/419444653151975

==== FRIDAY 10 DECEMBER ====
---- Live Music ----

The Wurzels (Westcountry pop, Somerset) | Engine Rooms <19:00>
www.facebook.com/events/2583812055081102

<sold out> Skinny Lister (folk, London) + The Longest Johns | The 1865 <19:30>
www.facebook.com/events/273294844470070

Orange Goblin (heavy metal, London) + King Creature + Urne | The Joiners <19:30>
www.facebook.com/events/2614330618861840

Junodream (indie, London) | Heartbreakers <19:30>
www.facebook.com/events/481926162677035

Christmas with Edward Lear (festive music) | Turner Sims <20:00>
www.facebook.com/events/405217347902044

The Lost UK Showcase Tour (punk, Newcastle, Essex, Wales, Southampton) | The Hobbit <18:00>
ft. Hometruths, A Few Too Many, Who Saves the Hero?, Royals
www.facebook.com/events/190987306455133

ASMxDAY (trap metal & hip-hop) + Djs | Suburbia <19:30>
www.facebook.com/events/3158125671089564

Paul Wilson | La Baronia <20:30>
www.facebook.com/events/385061803223146

Sax on Fire | One Oxford <20:00>
www.facebook.com/events/425462785760419/?event_time_id=425462802427084

Liam & Tony White’s Christmas Spectacular | Hanger Farm Arts Centre, Totton <19:30>
www.facebook.com/events/817268152168379

Jack Dale & Bastien Terraz (blues) | Mbuntu Cocktail Bar & Bistro <20:00>
www.facebook.com/events/307425234576109

---- Live Music (Covers) ----
Xcape (pop) | The Robin Hood, Sholing <21:00>
www.facebook.com/events/1089332745206016

The Modules (rock 'n roll) | Saints Pub <21:00>
www.facebook.com/events/220550176878912

Her Soulful Majesty | Woolston & District Trades & Labour Club <20:00>
www.facebook.com/events/299901155362491

---- DJs and Club Nights ----
Joining Dots with DJ Sangmatron | Mettricks Guildhall <19:00>
www.facebook.com/events/559979125076865

Greek Jingle Bells with DJ George Sunday | Fever & Vibe <22:30>
www.facebook.com/events/901734577199600

Superfly | Papillon <20:00>
www.facebook.com/events/1513294355707796/?event_time_id=1513294365707795

Karaoke with DJ Rob | Brass Monkey <20:00>
www.facebook.com/events/256853996374278

Música Feliz Classics | Rita’s <07:00>
www.facebook.com/events/3120118364937183

---- Shows ----
Cinderella | Mayflower Theatre <twice a day most days until Sunday Jan 2>
https://www.mayflower.org.uk/whats-on/cinderella-pantomime-2021

==== SATURDAY 11 DECEMBER ====
---- Live Music ----
Grant Sharkey (Double Bass / Comedy, Southampton) | Cricketers Bedford Place <21:00>
www.facebook.com/events/616025449760205

Hannah Reem (blues-jazz singer, Portsmouth) | La Baronia <20:30>
www.facebook.com/events/941015919783859

Kanadia (alt-rock, Oxford) | The Hobbit <20:00>
www.facebook.com/events/915129246092208

Tigercub (alt, Brighton) + Bad Nerves | The Joiners <19:30>
www.facebook.com/events/2842371949359569

SINS (indie-rock, South Coast) | Heartbreakers <19:00>
www.facebook.com/events/2654084428229801

ChuggaBoom (metalcore) | Suburbia <18:00>
www.facebook.com/events/337476474842475

Rick Wakeman | Central Hall <19:30>
www.facebook.com/events/2528668310679434

---- Live Music (Covers) ----
Mama Belle (soul and rock) | The Bittern <21:00>
www.facebook.com/events/581191896274147

Blink Daze (pop punk) | The Robin Hood, Sholing <21:00>
www.facebook.com/events/435163271575646

The Italian Job (rock, Portsmouth) Live | The Yacht Tavern <20:30>
www.facebook.com/events/851427585536313

---- DJs and Club Nights ----
DJ Hammy Presents Supersonic | The Mercantile Flea, Bitterne <18:00>
www.facebook.com/events/594336908289024

Rocktail Riot's Weekend Classics | The Shooting Star <21:00>
www.facebook.com/events/226726902885184

Club Nitty Gritty | Belgium and Blues <20:00>
www.facebook.com/events/2044422592399969

Intimate Ibiza. ft. Chris Campbell | Cafe Parfait <00:00>
www.facebook.com/events/450924409737637

Motown Disco with DJ Nick | Brass Monkey <20:00>
www.facebook.com/events/867816210542150

---- Shows ----
Comedy | The Frog and Frigate <20:00>
www.facebook.com/events/180785324262332

---- Events ----
5 Rythmns (dance) | Tracie's Latin Club <16:00>
www.facebook.com/events/401839925017867

Unity Christmas Party | Unity Brewing Co Tap <12:00>
www.facebook.com/events/883192839049493

Christmas Open Day | Aldermoor Community Farm <11:00>
www.facebook.com/events/587347919006883

==== SUNDAY 12 DECEMBER ====
---- Live Music ----
The Dust Coda (rock, London) Live | Heartbreakers <19:00>
www.facebook.com/events/1893195750821476

The Southern Hardcore Massacre ft. Glower, Lenged Out + Dresden UK | Suburbia <19:00>
www.facebook.com/events/1564815790550293

---- Live Music (Covers) ----
Rachel Lang (soul) | Marco's, Oxford Street <17:00>
www.facebook.com/events/396994391900221

---- DJs and Club Nights ----
Christmas Cocktails & Karaoke | The Stage Door <18:00>
www.facebook.com/events/586556889275981

---- Shows ----
Revpro Wrestling: Live 15 | The 1865 <16:00>
www.facebook.com/events/249780916698193

---- Events ----
Sunday Hop Is Back (swing dancing) | Mettricks Guildhall <16:45>
www.facebook.com/events/580885323017626

Christmas at St Denys | St Denys Church <18:00>
www.facebook.com/events/266761818767110

Winter Holiday Special | Riverside Park Railway <10:30>
www.facebook.com/events/899407034112172

Cockapoo Cafe Christmas | Revolucion de Cuba Southampton <10:00>
www.facebook.com/events/229683465779521

==== MONDAY 13 DECEMBER ====
---- Live Music ----
Write a Note | MAST (Mayflower Studios) <19:30>
www.facebook.com/events/2677873139174481

Puppy (rock, London) + Inhuman Nature (metal, London) | The Joiners <19:30>
www.facebook.com/events/298172025549578

---- Events ----
Veg Out Community Café with music from Besame Mucho | October Books <12:30>
www.facebook.com/events/4697188523703732

The Big Christmas Quiz | London Road Brew House <20:30>
www.facebook.com/events/498217397836405

Cycling Campaign Monthly Meeting | St Denys Community Centre <19:15>
www.facebook.com/events/305768768066684