It’s been a busy week here at Boileroom HQ, we’ve got some blinding line-ups for you this Spring!
We’re ecstatic to welcome back Arcane Roots back to the venue on Thursday 21st May, with a new album on the way after their blistering debut Blood & Chemistry. Tickets are now onsale, available from here. It’s always a packed-out show so get in there quick if you want to join the party!
Young Guns are coming to town Friday 29th May as part of their UK headline tour. It’s been a busy year for these boys, their latest release Ones and Zeros is up for pre-order now, they’re also out on the road for the Kerrang! Tour – tickets just gone onsale for their intimate show here at The Boileroom, grab ’em here while you can!
We’ll also be giving Fairport Convention a warm welcome back to the venue when they make a glorious return on Saturday 23rd May. Hailed as the originators of British folk-rock music, Fairport Convention has just celebrated its forty-fifth anniversary and remains one of the most entertaining bands on the live music scene. The band has won a coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award and Radio 2 listeners voted Fairport’s groundbreaking album Liege & Lief ‘The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time’. Whether you are a long-time fan or a newcomer to their music an evening with Fairport Convention will surprise and delight you. Tickets available for this show here.
And finally (for now), Reading indie upstarts The Amazons will be tearing up the stage here on Thursday 16th April! Fusing the sheer force of Nineties punk and grunge (Nirvana and Rage Against The Machine) with the melodic sensibilities of more contemporary acts like Bombay Bicycle Club and Tame Impala, The Amazons are beauty and aggression wrapped together harmony. Catch these young talents on their upward journey and buy a ticket here!
In preparation for our sold out Mariachi el Bronx show tonight, local journalist Clementine Lloyd looks at why there will be no pancakes at the Boileroom tonight:
So what’s all this noise about Pancake Day on the horizon? Don’t you know that just a stones’ throw away from your frying pan is a particularly good purveyor of loud musical goodness? Yes The Boileroom is the name, and for this one night Mariachi is their game!
That’s Mariachi El Bronx to you, and sweet Jesus do they make some addictive listening. Hailing from Los Angeles The Bronx line-up, with a few super talented extra members, haven’t toyed with this set up. They are dedicated to doing this thing right, honouring the tradition to the last, and honing their skills more with every show. It’s a show you want to be a part of for sure, with songs of religious ire, romance, forgiveness and redemption, tales as old as time in a style as timeless and deep as the oceans!
Having toured the world over as both Mariachi and Hardcore, you can bet they have played some pretty fine establishments! In mid-January they even played on American staple Conan O’Brien’s show, and will indeed be fresh from an O2 spot at the Brooklyn Bowl on Valentine’s Day. BUT; nothing will have them shaking in their boots like this one! A rowdy crowd in Guildford’s finest could set any seasoned musician right on edge! Set to be intimate, powerful and ever so sweaty, you will be salivating far more over this than any egg and flour concoction we could name. So ditch the kitchen and get some Mariachi in your life. Eat Pancakes when you’re dead!
A BIG thank you to all our lovely stallholders, musicians, beauticians, craft practitioners and of course all you lovely lot for coming down to our first Vintage Guildford event on 7th February! It was a great day, we’re looking forward to our next date on Saturday 2nd May already! Stay tuned for photos of our February date, and more information on our upcoming May date, or head over to our Facebook group here for all the latest news.
Shoppers browsing the stalls, homemade cakes from pop-up tea room Caper & Berry
This Saturday we’re upping sticks and setting up camp at Guildford Cathedral 11am-4pm to launch Vintage Guildford! Over 30 local stallholders will be there selling vintage wares, a pop-up hair and nails salon, live music, craft workshops and tea room for your delectation! Read all about it here and buy tickets in advance here.