The Friday Alternative

A member of the Luton community

About The Friday Alternative

Local alternative DJ (coming up on 19 years) having hosted Lutons best gothic club night "The Coven UK" as well as local pub nights "Thursday Fury" "Dark Night In Luton" and currently running The Friday Alternative.

Available for private functions. Experienced 60s, 70s & 80s themed nights, plus all punk, gothic, new-wave, alternative 80s and the current psyche scene.

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Trainspotting @ G2

Taking advantage of the change in the May bank holiday, and stepping back 30 years to the 90s decade, with a night of classic indie, early nu-metal and all in between!

Music from:-

Primal Scream / Björk / Pixies / Ride / Mudhoney / Loop / Jesus & Mary Chain / The Orb / Leftfield / Portishead / Primus / L7 / Massive Attack / Sneaker Pimps / Hole / Pulp / Stone Temple Pilots / Nirvana / Pearl Jam / Alice In Chains / New Order / Radiohead / Korn / Deftones / Bush / Sleeper / Underworld ... and plenty more!

Friday 8th May 2020

Free Entry
08 May 2020 at 9:00pm
until 09 May 2020 at 2:00am
The George IInd

Armagideon Time

Going back to a time of musical revolution with a night dedicated to the punk/post-punk, Dub, 2Tone and Reggae from the late 70s / early 80s with music from:-

Scientist / The Clash / Black Uhuru / Stiff Little Fingers / Jolly Brothers / The Specials / New Age Steppers / The Ruts / The Beat / The Slits / Elvis Costello & The Attractions / The Revolutionaries / Public Image Ltd / The Exploited / Dexy's Midnight Runners / UB40 / Peter & The Test Tube Babies / Junior Murvin / Third World / UK Subs / Philip Frasier / Au Pairs / Willie Williams and many more.

8pm till 2am
18 Apr 2020 at 8:00pm
until 19 Apr 2020 at 2:00am
The George IInd

1980 - The 40th Anniversary Special

With newspaper headlines filled with tales of strikes, (that bitch Thatcher (whom was responsible for the loss of my first proper job) and the rising unemployment, the only thing growing positively was the UK music charts.

And as a mere 13 year old at the time, 1980 stands out as one of my absolute favorite years for music. And with over 500 albums/EPs released, decided it was the perfect time for a night of pure 1980 dedicated album tracks.

Obviously due to time restrictions, I've only selected about 70 albums to play from, (based on my own favourites) but if there's any album that holds dear to your memories, please come along and request your own favourites.

Featured Albums include:-
The Buggles - The Age of Plastic
John Foxx - Metamatic
The Pretenders - Pretenders
The Ramones - End Of The Century
The Cure - Boys Don't Cry
Elvis Costello - Get Happy!!
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
Toyah - Sheep Farming in Barnet
The Selector - Too Much Pressure
Squeeze - Argybargy
The Psychedelic Furs - The Psychedelic Furs
Stiff Little Fingers - Nobody's Heroes
Genesis - Duke
Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
The Undertones - Hypnotised
The Cure - Seventeen Seconds
The Human League - Holiday '80 EP
Bad Manners - Ska 'n' B
Saxon - Wheels of Steel
Grace Jones - Warm Leatherette
Devo - Freedom of Choice
Roxy Music - Flesh and Blood
Peter Gabriel - 3
The Human League - Travelogue
The Beat - I Just Can't Stop It
The Cramps - Songs the Lord Taught Us
Alan Vega and Martin Rev - Suicide:
Toyah - The Blue Meaning
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Uprising
Split Enz - True Colours
Queen - The Game
Dexys Midnight Runners - Searching for the Young Soul Rebels
Ultravox - Vienna
Joy Division - Closer
Echo & the Bunnymen - Crocodiles
AC/DC - Back In Black
The Vapors - New Clear Days
Associates - The Affectionate Punch
Siouxsie & the Banshees - Kaleidoscope
The B-52's - Wild Planet
UB40 - Signing Off
Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
Gary Numan - Telekon
XTC - Black Sea
Simple Minds - Empires and Dance
David Bowie - Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
Madness - Absolutely
Skids - The Absolute Game
The Rezillos - Rev Up
Bauhaus - In the Flat Field
The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta
Killing Joke - Killing Joke
Talking Heads - Remain In Light
The Teardrop Explodes - Kilimanjaro
U2 - Boy
Japan - Gentlemen Take Polaroids
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Organisation
The Damned - The Black Album
The Clash - Black Market Clash
The Specials - More Specials
Motörhead - Ace of Spades
The Fall - Grotesque
Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Laughter
The Jam - Sound Affects
Blondie - Autoamerican
Adam & The Ants - Kings of the Wild Frontier
Bad Manners - Loonee Tunes!
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Taking liberties
The Clash - Sandinista!

Full listing of 1980 releases:-
15 Feb 2020 at 9:00pm
until 16 Feb 2020 at 2:00am
The George IInd

Inferno - The Friday Alternative

The Friday Alternative returns for its first night of 2020, for another great night of the atmospheric.

Music mixed from the psyche and goth scene with songs from:-
Black Light Ascension / The Eden House / Pawns / Loop / THE DEVIL & THE UNIVERSE / Disappears / Little Brain Attack / VV & The Void / In Strict Confidence .... and many many more.

9pm til 2am
31 Jan 2020 at 9:00pm
until 01 Feb 2020 at 2:00am
70 Bute Street

Dead Ringers - The Friday Alternative

Last official 'Friday Alternative' of 2019 with music from all the alternative genres including:-

Click Click / *New Model Army / In A Lonely Place / *The Young Gods / Dave Ball / Ritual Howls / Pawns / *The Membranes / Black Rebel Motorcycle Club / *The Specials / Boy Harsher / *Global Citizen / Japan / Garden Of Delight / Skeleton Hands / Placebo / Klammer ...and many more.

*.new songs released in 2019

9pm - 2am
Free Entry
08 Nov 2019 at 9:00pm
until 09 Nov 2019 at 2:00am
70 Bute Street

The Safety Dance 80s Night

Back for the traditional xmas 80s themed night @ The George IInd

Classic pop and cheese form the best decade of music.
The George IInd
70 Bute Street

Frenzy - The Friday Alternative

The Friday Alternative returns for its dark October night, boasting a free night of the best gothic, punk, industrial, Alt80s and psyche selection.

Plus guest DJ Uncle Filthy.

Requests Welcome

9pm till 2am
11 Oct 2019 at 9:00pm
until 12 Oct 2019 at 2:00am
The George IInd
70 Bute Street

Night Of The Paper Hat

A late September Friday Night Alternative with tunes especially for a birthday celebration!!

Think 'PARTY' but with the alternative twist!

Requests always welcome
Free Entry - 9pm till 2am
27 Sep 2019 at 9:00pm
until 28 Sep 2019 at 2:00am
70 Bute Street