Preview: Ice Cream Clubnight @ BarOne
By Calum Robson on March 23, 2012 in Society
Ice Cream clubnights will return to Sunderland this Sunday, starting with sets from DJ Fearbox and DJ @chrisjallan. The night will take place upstairs in BarOne and play mostly indie and electro – from The Smiths and Crystal Castles to Kraftwerk and Gary Numan.
“It’s a one off night for now,” says DJ and organiser Ian Todd. “It’s a free night for people to have a dance and enjoy uncool and generally great music from Indie pop to pop”. The history of the event stems back to when Todd began indie electro nights in Newcastle, having guest stars like Peter Brewis and Michael McKnight DJ at Bernaccia.
“I was trying to play music I liked from Numan to cult bands like the Research,” Todd says. “It wasn’t about being popular – if it was uncool it was fine!”. This time round, the clubnight will hear both DJs offer slightly different sounds.
“I offer obscure indie pop and amazing synth pop, while DJ @chrisjallan offers more cool indie pop with a nod to uncool film soundtracks”. With a whole ‘uncool’ feel to the evening, people are asked to simply go, enjoy themselves and lose their inhibitions a little. So, what kind of an atmosphere does he envisage? “Fun and dancey, with people not afraid to admit they enjoy pop tunes!”.
Ice Cream returns to Sunderland on Sunday 25th March at BarOne.
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