NEWS ** Phase 2 of the Cavern refit is moving forward, with a rough deadline of May for a reopening. First off, all the brickwork has to be cleaned of smoke, then new floors, walls and electrics are fitted. After that, a new bar, toilets and kitchen will be installed. We'll load some before/after pictures when we've got some! We'll start booking bands for summer autumn now, so keep an eye on our listings for new shows.
Sat 25 Mar
INDIE CLUB - BLACK HONEY + FREAK + SUPEREGO IN THE PHOENIX. Black Honey have caught the attention of music press far and wide after being named by The Guardian as one of the indie bands to watch in 2016. The band's wide sphere on influences see lush sixties Spector-esque vocals over catchy bass riffs and ever building rhythm which is often met with massive walls of distortion.
Fri 1 April
INDIE CLUB - CROOKED LITTLE SONS + GUESTS NOW IN THE PHOENIX. DJs playing the best in INDIE ANTHEMS: Royal Blood - Bloc Party - Klaxons - MGMT - The Ting Tings - My Bloody Valentine - The Libertines - The La's - The Stone Roses - Suede Blur - Oasis - Pixies - Kasabian - Kaiser Chiefs - The Stone - Arcade Fire - The Gossip - Jamie T - The Verve - ArcticMonkeys - The Strokes - Pulp - Blondie + much more!!! DOORS 8-1 • 16+ Plus live bands tonight CROOKED LITTLE SONS + ARIZONA LAW + STELLA MATYR
Thu 13 April
STEVE IGNORANT'S SLICE OF LIFE IN THE PHOENIXAUDITORIUM. STEVE IGNORANT is a singer/songwriter and artist. He co-founded the anarcho-punk band Crass with Penny Rimbaud in 1977. "Slice Of Life's music is up-front and soul-baringly personal. It's a mixture of songs and spoken word that draws you in and stays with you long after the final note has been played." Plus SI & SNIFF (stand up poetry) + VIRUS Anarcho punk rock band from Gillingham + 51st STATE are an anarcho-punk 2 piece, just drums and bass and a rant at the mike. you don't need the rest of the crap just the noise and energy! DOORS 7.30-LATE • 16+ SHOW • £8 ADV
Wed 19 April
NO SIN EVADES HIS GAZE (METAL)Heavy groove/tech/metal from the UK in the vein of The Human Abstract and heart of aCoward. Plus KADINJA, a tech-prog metal band from Paris who's New lp Ascendancy has drawn comparisons to bands like Monuments and SiKth.
Mon 24 April
AT EXETER UNIVERSITY LEMONGROVE
Strike Anywhere hail from Richmond, VA. and play staunchly political punk rock in the vein of Avail and 7 Seconds. They've released LPs on Jade Tree, No Idea, Fat Wreck and Bridge Nine, and have played many times at The Cavern and Lemmy. Support from Petrol Girls and Bear Trade, two of the UKs finest punk bands!.
Sun 7 May
AT EXETER PHOENIX
South London 5-piece SHAME gained their rep as one of the UK's best live bands supporting the likes of Fat White Family. Their debut single 'The Lick' received a lots of praise in the music press - we think they're one of those bands that you'll be watching play large venues in a couple of years time, so dont miss out! Last seen in Exeter supporting SLAVES.
Wed 24 May
JEFF ROSENSTOCK & DOE
Jeff Rosenstock is a musician from Brooklyn via Long Island who has sang and written songs for Bomb the Music Industry! and played in bands like Laura Stevenson and the Cans, Andrew Jackson Jihad and Mustard Plug.
Look out for Jeff's new album WORRY and the singles 'WaveGoodnighttoMe' and 'Blast Damage Days. Support from DOE, an Indie-punk band from London. Their debut album 'Some Things Last Longer than You' is out now on Specialist Subject Records and Old Flame Records. DOORS 8-late £8 Adv £10 door
COMING SOON!!!! STRIKE ANYWHERE, SHAME, MUNCIE GIRLS, LAB COAST, THE SMITH STREET BAND, JJEFF ROSENSTOCK, NO SIN EVADES HIS GAZE, MAGIC HATSTAND, INDIE CLUB + MORE.
THE CAVERN • 83-84 QUEEN ST • EXETER EX43RP • 01392 495370