The Rock @ Sakura DJs run Reading's longest running weekly night (20 years this year!!) and play rock/ alt/ punk/ metal and bring their fine tune collection to the Face Bar.

17:00 - Monroe

Monroe have been around for about a year or so after the bassist and guitarist's last band Nicotine. We play a pretty fuzzed out kind of psychedelic metal and release lo-fi recordings.

18:00 - The Ultimate End

The Ultimate End was spawned from Reading’s Bohemian open mic scene, spearheaded by former solo singer/songwriters James and Maija, and propelled by the rhythm section of erstwhile local heroes Desdemona. The Ultimate End established themselves as a must-see act throughout 2013, culminating with a suitably epic headline show at the Club Velocity Christmas Special.  They combine the dark electronic textures of Japan and Visitors-era ABBA with the biting pop melodies and flamboyance of Pulp and Suede.  They are the disco-biscuit-munching art-punk Arcadia to The Jettes’ Power Station.

“Becoming a bit of a Club Velocity institution. Their debut show in January 2013 was fabulous. Bouncy, keyboard-led disco pop punk with a truly great front man. Jarvis Cocker is sticking to broadcasting. Do not miss them.” – Sid Siddle (Club Velocity)

19:00 - Static In Motion

British Pop-Punk. Playing songs with 3 chords since 2013.

20:00 - Intraverse - CANCELLED

Intraverse are a 5 piece Alternative Rock band from Tunbridge Wells, Kent. The bands first official release 'Please don't share your kisses' reached no.4 in the Itunes rock chart and no 35 in the official Indie Chart and have performed at many festivals both locally and nationally including Download and Guilfest.

“Phenomenal live act” - THE FLY

20:00 - Launch Control

Influenced by bands such as MXPX, Rise Against and Lagwagon, we write fast, catchy, powerful Punk Rock songs that you can sing along to and that hopefully have the substance to make you want to listen again and again. We love catchy choruses, but we don’t want to write throwaway pop songs. We have spent the last year playing a few low key gigs and working on our debut EP Cardiac Arrest. Cardiac Arrest is a 6 song EP that we are incredibly proud of. The EP was recorded and produced at Whitehouse Studios and comes with an 8 page booklet of lyrics and specially commissioned artwork. We love it, and we hope that you will too. We are releasing Cardiac Arrest ourselves on our own label, Snake in the grass records. As well as physical copies, the songs will be available for download from all major MP3 retailers including iTunes and to stream on Spotify and Deezer. To promote our EP we will be booking live shows across the UK. We put everything we have into making our live shows energetic and inclusive. We use LCD screens and loop pedals on stage to play videos and samples that relate to the songs and that work to create a fresh and engaging gig experience

21:00 - Airlocked

Airlocked are a rock band from Tilehurst who have been together fortwo years. The band has released a debut single 'Driftwood' recorded at Whitehouse Studios Reading and available on i-tunes and Spotify. The band has played numerous local gigs as well as Reading Oxjam Festival 2012 & 2013 and Marvellous Festival 2013.

Airlocked are currently recording their debut album which will be available later in 2014.

22:00 - Axis Of

Three piece North Coast punk/rock form Northern Ireland. For Fans Of: At the Drive-In, Converge, Propagandhi. Rock Sound Magazine say "The most exciting band to come out of Northern Ireland, possibly ever".

Axis Of's brand of Alternative Hardcore was born in a shed on the wind battered North Coast of Ireland. Hundreds of shows, several UK and European tours and widespread support from BBC R1, AU, Kerrang!, Hotpress, Rocksound and The Fly attest to the band's dedication to performing live and making every show count.

The trio have supported Therapy?, 65 Days of Static Deaf Havana, Twin Atlantic, The Joy Formidable and Lower Than Atlantis.

"The band have earned praise for both their adventurous heavy guitar sound and their thought provoking lyrical prowess." - Irish Daily Mirror

23:00 - I AM GIANT


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