Monday, 29 March 2010

University Challenge semi-final

Hi Cherryaders!

So, after nearly 9 months and 35 matches we're reaching the very end of what has, even if I do say so myself, been an incredibly exciting series of University Challenge. 28 teams have gradually been whittled down to 3, with St Johns College Oxford having beaten the excellent Imperial College London in the first of two semi-finals last week and this week Manchester (that's us) do battle with the amazing Emmanuel College Cambridge to see who will be joining them in next weeks final and whose Uni Challenge dream will be over! Tune into BBC Two at 8pm tonight to find out!

Lots of love,
Rach x

Friday, 5 March 2010

Pussywhipped 2 at Taurus Bar on Canal Street tomorrow

Hi Cherryaders, just a quick heads up about an incredibly exciting gig happening tomorrow (Saturday 6th March) at Taurus Bar on Canal Street. Following its amazing debut back in December last year Pussywhipped is back with a fabulous night of punk, electro, riot grrrl and weird musical goodness to kick Canal Street up its disco dolly backside!

Bands are as follows -

CANDY PANIC ATTACK - Cherryade Records finest punk-poppers play a rare Manchester show, coming up from London to give us their sweetie-throwing, pop-punk, riot grrrl flavoured pop. Do not miss!

WILL AND RICK - the strangest duo you will find. Expect leather outfits, saw-playing, theramins and songs about hotdog men and old ladies who give blow jobs.

PETE BENTHAM AND THE DINNER LADIES - Liverpool 3-piece, politically and lyrically perfect. Bouncy punkers with dinner lady outfits and a whole lot of (good) attitude.

SALTYLIPS - You mean you live in Manchester and you haven't seen them perform yet? Queer boy-girl filthy electro performance duo. Truly outrageous and jaw-droppingly entertaining. Expect outfit changes a-go-go and retro electro dancing.

All this and of course, riot grrrl and punk DJing from our favourite TRASH-O-RAMA folks and queer punker STE MCCABE. Dancing until 2am

Four quid entry and of course another free raffle full of musical prizes galore.

Grrrls, boys, punks, queers, everyone - this is YOUR Canal Street night. Dance, sweat, and show 'em what gay culture is really about, yeeeeaaaah!

Hope to see you all there! Plus, if you're still craving more dancing after this then head along to You Me Dancing at Night and Day, a brand new club night our friends from Pull Yourself Together are putting on along with a little help from the wonderful Under Achievers and Asparagus Next Left djs!

Lots of love,
Rach and Adam Cherryade xx

Monday, 1 March 2010

Our last University Challenge quarter final match tonight

Hi Cherryaders,

Just a quick note to say that our final University Challenge quarter final match is on BBC Two at 8pm tonight (March 1st) and for a week after on Iplayer. It's our very last chance to make it into the semi finals and we'll be facing the Edinburgh team who beat the excellent Jesus College Oxford in last Monday's nail-biting match so they are fearsome competition!

I will eventually get round to finishing my accounts of round 2's match against KCL and our first 2 quarter finals against St. Andrews Uni and St. John's College Oxford, promise!

Apologies for the total lack of activity on this blog recently, things have been very busy round here but still had time to fit in some great nights out at Under Achievers, brilliant gigs from Los Campesinos!, This Many Boyfriends, Lovely Eggs, Everybody's in the French Resistance Now, Town Bike and many others plus a spot of djing at the brilliant new Chorleton girlpop night, Cherry Coloured Pop, run by the brilliant Kev and Linda, it'll be on every two months at Abode Bar in Chorleton, you should definitely go! Also, rumours about Cafe Saki closing are innacurate (though since they were printed in the Manchester Evening News that's hardly surprising, yes, I'm still bitter!) which means that Under Achievers will be staying in its natural home and continuing to delight Manchester's most discerning indie kids on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month for the forseeable future, hooray!

Plans for this week: little UC party at Cherryade Towers tonight, Fuel quiz (as always!) tomorrow, Rose Melburg (legendary indiepop superstar, has been in more awesome bands than you could shake a prittstick at, Softies, Go Sailor, Tiger Trap) playing in Sheffield with some genuine home-grown legends, Plouf!, Then, Saturday March 6th sees the return of Manchester's newest and most exciting queer grrrl night, Pussywhipped, run by one of our favourite people in the world, the incredibly talented and incredibly nice Ste Mccabe, performances come from Cherryade's own Candy Panic Attack (a very rare visit from the London trio), Manchester's own Salty Lips and the marvellous Will and Rick who I can't wait to see as I've heard great things! Should be a great week!

Take care,
Love Rach Cherryade xx