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TO THE GROUND.

You lot can be hard to please sometimes. For years the standard moan in Coventry has been that there's nothing going on, not enough music venues and not enough diversity.

In response to these complaints some maverick promoters attempt to give you, the people, what you profess to want and what do you do? You don't turn up.

Take Democracy Music Club. Set up in response to requests for music venues around the city, DMC has so far held two club nights.

The last was the December Christmas Party. Musically it was a huge success, featuring DJs Easy P, Jah Baddis Sound System and DJ Shaka Zooloo. The only problem was the very poor turnout.

As a spokesperson said: "The amazing thing is that the drinks are a lot cheaper than most city venues, and food was available.

"This could be a fantastic inexpensive night out, if only more of you would attend."

DMC will be giving it another go next Friday at The West Indian Club on Spon Street. Tickets can be obtained from Glasshouse Productions on Upper York Street in Earlsdon, Cov Tech Students Union Office or The West Indian Club. Give it a chance this time.

On Saturday 30 The Colosseum will be hosting one of the most intriguing sounding nights I've heard of in Coventry for a long time.

Surreal - The Art of Noise will feature Nick Rafferty, Marc Jarman, Carl Williams and Paul Wellington in gallery one.

In gallery two there will be beats and breaks in the left wing with the legendary Nickie Black Market, Fallout, Saint and Rob May. Performing in the globe cocktail bar are Funk Master Flex and Dr Freddie Love.

The whole club will be transformed into a surreal environment with live video mixin' onto giant screens and spheres with performers including jugglers, stilt walkers, fire eaters and themed waitresses serving in the cocktail bar.

Live music fans should check out Champagne Hedgehog, performing with a new line up at The Golden Cross on Monday.

The 13th Floor at the Hand and Heart will be playing host to The Some Things, who featured on these pages recently. Support is provided by Channel Firing, formed three months ago and fronted by Backbeat Rehearsal Rooms' Paul Goddard. They're ace. Can I have some free rehearsal time now, Paul?

It's their first gig as a four piece, but Paul comes with plenty of pedigree having sung for The Hanging Judges, DJF and New Vinyl Monroes.

On the same night Swamp Donkey and Eusebio will be rockin da house at The Bedford Inn in Leamington tomorrow.

Swamp Donkey are a great band and Eusebio, by all accounts are pretty good too. Apparently the singer's pretty cool.
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Title Annotation:Features
Author:Crutchlow, Dayle
Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Jan 22, 1999
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