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Deadbolt’s Manchester Halloween Special has been announced – All Hallows Eve

Halloween may not be on Saturday this year, but it’s not stopping Deadbolt from throwing a party at Night People  on 30th October.

The event will start with a live gig with performances from Gold Bloom, Medlock and others to be announced.

Liverpool based pop punk band Gold Bloom released their debut EP “At Long Last” to a great reception in 2019 – Turn It Up Louder praised them for their uplifting, effervescent feel.

Manchester based alt-emo band Medlock have been releasing music and playing live shows since 2018. Their sound encapsulates an edgier, moody, and somewhat angry tone with songs covering a wide range of topics that relate to the band personally and their feelings towards global topics.

All Hallows Eve will see the return of two Deadbolt favourites – Jon Mahon and Sean Smith. When he’s not DJing on Kerrang! Radio during the day, or leading teams on Rock The Week, Jon Mahon’s high energy clubnight sets get everyone up moving without fail with his mix of alternative and EDM music. With Sean Smith’s natural charisma as a frontman for The Blackout and Raiders and as a host for Sappenin’ Podcast, it’s no wonder he can get a crowd dancing. Both guest DJs will be in the main room helping the Deadbolt DJs to bring the party with the best in emo, pop punk, metal and alternative anthems in the main room. In Room 2 the Deadbolt DJs will be playing nothing but the heaviest tunes all night.

As per Deadbolt tradition, there will be games throughout the night to win prizes. As it’s Halloween, there will be pumpkin carving along the normal fun games. Deadbolt All Hallows Eve is sponsored by Fireball who will be providing giveaways to win on the night!

Our friends at Modern Streets have the Pop Punk aesthetic DOWN, and will be selling items during the night as well as hosting a game where you can win one of FIVE prizes.

Manchester-based brutal Horror-inspired merch is PERFECT for this time of year, right? Our buddies at Unusual Horror will be with us all night throwing out freebies and partying like Lucifer himself.


On the night there will be prizes for the best costumers, but don’t worry if you don’t find an outfit in time, we will have an SFX artist on hand to help you to get spooky!

Join the Facebook event to make sure you don’t miss the next bands to be announced and to make song requests. If your birthday is in October, contact the Deadbolt Facebook page to be added to the birthday list for free goodies.

Advance tickets for the event can be purchased from See TicketsSkiddleFatsomaTicketlineTicketweb and our website for just £7 for combined gig and club tickets or £4 for club only.

Tickets can be purchased on the door during the night for £10 for the gig and club or if you would like club only it will be £5 before midnight and £6 after.

Deadbolt is an 18+ event and ID will be required to enter.

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Power Ballad BBQ - Rose & Monkey - Aug 21 - Red Cardinal Music - This Charming Naan

Red Cardinal Music are collaborating with This Charming Naan for a Power Ballad BBQ

On Sunday 15th August, Red Cardinal Music are collaborating with This Charming Naan to host a Power Ballad BBQ at The Rose & Monkey Hotel.

This Charming Naan are an independent Manchester grown street food company who serve 100% vegan food inspired by the Northern music scene and powered by Indian spice. They will be providing the delicious food for this event.

Red Cardinal Music DJs LJC & Bekkiness will be playing the best power ballads from across the different musical eras. People who attend the Power Ballad BBQ can expect to hear fist-clenching, singalong anthems from artists such as:

Bon Jovi, Meat Loaf, Bonnie Tyler, Journey, Foreigner, Aerosmith, Eric Carmen, Cher, Bryan Adams, Boston, Winger, Thunder, Warrant, Europe, Toto, Styx, Kiss, Peter Cetera, Mr Mister, Mötley Crüe, Scorpions, Ozzy Osbourne, Def Leppard, REO Speedwagon, Whitesnake, Heart, Guns N Roses, Poison, Queen, Phil Collins, The Bangles, Cutting Crew, T’Pau, Shania Twain, Starship, Michael Bolton, Survivor, Rainbow, Tina Turner and many more tracks to drop you to your knees!

This event is free entry. Walk-ins very welcome or reserve your table on Ticketweb. Check out the Facebook event to make your requests.

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Deadbolt Liverpool - All Time Low vs Paramore ft Tasmin Taylor - Sep 21 - Red Cardinal Music

Deadbolt brings in guest DJ Tasmin Taylor for an All Time Low vs Paramore Special in Liverpool

On Friday 24th September, Deadbolt will be bringing a customer favourite theme – All Time Low vs Paramore – to The Shipping Forecast in Liverpool with help from guest DJ Tasmin Taylor!

Both bands have been played since the beginning of Deadbolt in 2011 and are massively loved by the crowd. Deadbolt DJs, along with Tasmin Taylor, will be throwing in the biggest hits, cult favourites and hidden gems from both bands throughout the night in addition to the usual Deadbolt hits.

All Time Low are a huge crowd pleaser at Deadbolt – Alex Gaskarth and Jack Barakat have even DJed at Deadbolt in the past! All Time Low’s energetic classics such as “Dear Maria, Count Me In” and “Weightless” have been Deadbolt favourites from day one with the newer hits such a “Love Like War” (ft Vic Fuentes of Pierce The Veil) and Dirty Laundry becoming anthems too.

From Paramore’s earlier pop rock hits such as Misery Business and Crushcrushcrush to the newer poppier track such as Hard Times and Rose-Coloured Boy, Deadbolt’s crowd is always ready to bounce around and scream their lungs out to their singles.

Known for her energy and passion for all things alt, Tasmin Taylor has made a name for herself DJing all across the UK at variety of different clubnights, festivals and other events. During the lockdown, she entertained us all with her popular streams – ranging from Disney nights to full on alt/pop punk themed sets – and with the fun mash ups created by her DJ duo Hang The DJs with DJ Zavi. She recently became one of the team captains for the weekly online quiz show Rock The Week on The Heavy Network and also DJed at the Download Festival Pilot. Now that the entertainment business is getting back in full swing, Tasmin is making waves with appearances at established clubnights across the UK and promises a very interactive and energetic experience every time. 

The All Time Low vs Paramore Special is sponsored by Fireball who will be providing giveaways to win on the night!

Join the Facebook event to make song requests. If your birthday is in September, contact the Deadbolt facebook page to be added to the birthday list for free goodies.

Advance tickets for Deadbolt All Time Low vs Paramore Special with Tasmin Taylor can be purchased from See TicketsSkiddleFatsomaTicketlineTicketweb and our website for just £3.

Tickets can be purchased on the door during the night at £4 before midnight and £5 after midnight. Students will get a reduced price of £3 all night when with a valid student card.

Deadbolt is an 18+ event and ID will be required to enter.

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Deadbolt Collaborates With Emo Night Carolina For An Emo Halloween

Deadbolt is making a guest appearance in Charlotte NC for a collaboration with Emo Night Carolina for an early Emo Halloween Party at Skylark Social Club on October 16th. Emo Night Carolina’s resident DJs Petey Skinz and Young Pootie will be joined by Deadbolt’s LJC and Bekkiness. DJs from both brands will be playing the best in emo, metal, rock, pop punk and alt anthems.

Emo Night Carolina is Charlotte’s most popular emo night and is known for its sense of party nostalgia and warm friendly atmosphere. The night has featured huge guest DJs such as Ryan Dunson of Rookie of the Year, William Ryan Key of Yellowcard, Stand Atlantic and Shane Crump of Alesana.

As it’s Halloween, dressing up is encouraged and there will be prizes for the best costumes on the night.

The event is sponsored by Tullamore Dew, PBR and Pink Whitney with specials all night long.

Tickets for this event will be available on the door for $7. This event is 21+ only and ID will be required.

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Alternative Party Clubnight Deadbolt Celebrate Their Tenth Birthday With Guest-Filled Parties In Manchester and Liverpool

Alternative party clubnight, Deadbolt, are celebrating their tenth birthday with a two room party at Night People in Manchester on Saturday 7th August and a double venue party at The Shipping Forecast and Jimmy’s in Liverpool on Friday 30th July.

Deadbolt is known in Manchester and Liverpool as a chaotic clubnight where people can enjoy a party vibe a little different from the traditional clubbing experiences. Deadbolt creates a house party atmosphere with live performances, interactive games and giveaways – and all of this is to a mix of emo, metal, rock, pop punk and alternative anthems.

Although their main clubnights are based in Manchester and Liverpool, in the last ten years, Deadbolt has been involved with events in other cities including London, Edinburgh, Bangor, Dublin, Bristol, York, Sheffield and Charlotte (North Carolina, USA). They have seen guest appearances from many acts within the alternative scene including Benji Webbe (Skindred), Tek-One, Bury Tomorrow, All Time Low and Hot Milk.

As with previous years, Deadbolt’s birthday will be celebrated with live music from some of the UK’s best upcoming alternative bands followed by club nights jam-packed with giveaways and guest DJs.

In Manchester, the birthday celebrations will start at 5.30pm with live performances from Raiders, Where Oceans Burn, Hometruths, Our City Fires, Medlock and Aleya.

In Liverpool, the birthday celebrations will begin at 7pm with live performances at The Shipping Forecast from Raiders, Rosen Bridge, Decay, Passionflower and Overset.

For both cities, the main clubnight will feature Deadbolt resident DJs with guest sets from some of Deadbolt’s most energetic returning guests – post-hardcore giants Funeral For A Friend, Kerrang! Radio DJ Jon Mahon and Sean Smith (ex-The Blackout, Raiders and Sappenin’ Podcast).

During both events there will be opportunities for party goers to participate in party games to win goodies from friends of Deadbolt. In Manchester, giveaways will come from Reap What You Sow Clothing, Fireball Whisky, You’re So Cool Prints and Good Omens Tattoo. In Liverpool giveaways will come from Fireball Whisky, You’re So Cool Prints and NRTH.

The Manchester birthday party will see the launch of Deadbolt’s new second room – Catalyst. Catalyst’s music policy is pure nostalgia with an aim to remind people of the music that introduced them to the alternative scene. For the debut outing, Deadbolt have reunited several DJs from the legendary Manchester rock club Rock Kitchen to take over the room for the night.

While Deadbolt and guests celebrate at Jimmy’s in Liverpool, Deadbolt’s sister brand Boneyard will be throwing the second Liverpool clubnight in The Shipping Forecast. Resident Boneyard DJ Mike Harper Lee will be playing the best in metal, hardcore, nu metal, industrial, metalcore, progressive and other metal subgenres.

Liam Connolly, founder and director of Deadbolt, said: “When we started out, our main aim was to create a chaotic night that stood out from other alternative nights by pulling together the best brands in the scene for games, fun challenges and giveaways. Our music policy has always been to play a mix of the classics whilst also championing the newer bands on the scene, which is why it’s so important for us to mix the live and party elements for our birthday bashes. The last decade has given us some fantastic memories and these birthday events are our way of celebrating those by bringing together our friends for a huge party!”

He added: “We’ve always had a loyal and fun loving crowd and without them we wouldn’t be celebrating such a big milestone. Since the birthday parties are our first events of 2021, we wanted to make sure we pulled together something extra special for them. Luckily for us, we have some extremely talented friends within the alt scene that are always up for helping up to create the party vibe! We look forward to more exciting events going into our eleventh year.”

Tickets for this event are available via the Red Cardinal Music website, See Tickets, Skiddle, Fatsoma, Ticketweb and Ticketline. To find out more, visit the Deadbolt’s social media pages below.

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Deadbolt have launched an Alternative Dance Playlist

So many of the best bands in the alternative scene utilise EDM elements to mix up genres these days so Deadbolt have put together High Boltage – a Spotify playlist featuring Alt x Dance Anthems.

Not only does the playlist feature alternative dance heavy hitters – such as Enter Shikari, PVRIS, Hadouken and 3OH!3 – but also remixed alt favourites, drum and bass bangers, Punk Goes Pop covers, alt songs with electronic elements and some of the best collaborations in the scene.

The alternative scene has seen massive collaborations with some of the best names in EDM, drum and bass and dubstep over the years – some of our favourite examples being PhaseOne with bands such as Silverstein, Thy Is Murder, In Hearts Wake and Northlane; Steve Aoki with Good Charlotte, Linkin Park and Blink 182; Tek One with Bury Tomorrow, Heart Of A Coward and Tek-One; and Kayzo with Papa Roach, Blessthefall, Atreyu and Memphis May Fire.

The playlist also champions some of the best bands utilising rap and hip hop elements within their songs such as Nova Twins, Hyro The Hero, FEVER333 and Hacktivist.

Follow the Red Cardinal Music Spotify profile to stay in the loop with future playlists.


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10 Questions with new Deadbolt DJ Chris Dempsey

Deadbolt has always been committed to bringing the freshest and most exciting DJs to the audience since the first night back in 2011, and that isn’t changing anytime soon. At the upcoming tenth birthday celebrations, newcomer Chris Dempsey will be joining the resident ranks and bringing his years of experience to the team. 

Chris is a well-known face in the Merseyside Alternative scene, and has brought the party every time, from local clubs such as Hotel California in the Wirral to the mighty Download Festival. To make sure he isn’t a stranger, we asked him 10 questions. Enjoy! 

Lālgola How long have you been DJing? 

Since I was 18, so eleven years now. God, that makes me feel old! buy accutane online How did you get started in the club scene?

I used to play in various bands as a vocalist, guitarist and writer. After a skiing injury at 17 I couldn’t play, but I couldn’t stop making music. From there, I got more into DJing and went from playing some crazy, insane house parties (some of them my own), to landing a full time residency at the largest alternative venue on the Wirral every weekend, to playing across the country and at Download Festival.  A lot of people knew of my work already though, so that helped.

gallantly What is your worst DJ experience?

A venue I was playing at had a blackout during a storm when we were performing, outside, in a tent. It just felt apocalyptic. Everything that could go wrong did. I think Drew from The Midnight Beast was there too. Just made the whole thing so much worse.

buy neurontin from india viagra Top 3 bands – go!

Bring Me The Horizon, Hollywood Undead & A Day To Remember. These guys just straight up grind, and massively influence both my play style and mentality on so many levels. I feel that as I’ve grown up they’ve grown alongside me, so everything they sing about has been relevant to my life and experiences at the time.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?

Legit? Foo Fighters at Manchester Arena (now AO Arena). The energy, the anticipation, and Dave Grohl! He truly is the nicest guy in rock and roll.

What’s your favourite track to drop in a set?

Who has favourites anymore? Mine change weekly depending on what I’ve discovered and what I’m vibing with at the time. But as a performer? Every song is my favourite, because I love watching the night progress and watching different people bond. It’s a privilege to be given the ability to make people connect in such a positive way.

What can we expect you to bring to the table at Deadbolt?

I’m bringing massive tunes, anthems and a few curveballs. Being in tune with the crowd is what I live for and I intend to bring the party hard. Expect the unexpected!. I’ve been in the game a long time and at this level there’s no messing around. You’ve got to keep your ear to the floor,  be passionate and love what you do to commit as long as I have. You need to live that life and never quit.

We all have secrets. Musically speaking, what’s your biggest guilty pleasure?

I love Maroon Five. Even saw them in Amsterdam at the Ziggadome. But I’m majorly into soundtracks too!

Favourite food?

My dad’s Paella. We’re half Latino, half Irish and it just feels like home. That or a proper Irish stew!

Big one to finish… what’s your #1 song of all time?

Personally it’s Toploader – Dancing in the Moonlight. Did you know that’s a cover, the original is by King Harvest? The original is frankly awful. But the cover? That takes me back to being a kid and watching my dad dance around the kitchen whilst cooking dinner, it’s precious.  But beyond that, it shows to the world that there’s no right or wrong with music, which I firmly believe in.

Catch Chris Dempsey on the decks at the Deadbolt Tenth Birthday specials, coming this Summer to Manchester and Liverpool. 

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Boneyard have launched a Women In Metal playlist

Metal is often stereotyped by outsiders to be a very masculine genre, which breeds a common misconception that there are no women in metal. To celebrate International Women’s Day, Boneyard DJ Bekki Connolly has put together a playlist featuring some of the best women in Metal!

Boneyard Vol. 3 (Women In Metal) includes killer anthems featuring some of the strongest females across the subgenres within metal from metalcore bands such as Arch Enemy, Spiritbox and Walls Of Jericho to ethereal bands such as Within Temptation, Seven Spires and We Are The Fallen.

This is the third metal playlist curated by the Boneyard team, and will be followed by other volumes in the coming weeks and months. Follow the Red Cardinal Music Spotify profile to stay up to date with new playlists.

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Deadbolt have launched an Alternative Christmas Playlist

Deadbolt would like to be a part of your Christmas celebrations this year so they’ve put together a new Spotify playlist – Jingle Bolt: An Alternative Christmas – full of festive favourites within pop punk, metalcore and emo.

The playlist features alternative twists on Christmas classics – such as Jimmy Eat World’s version of Last Christmas, My Chemical Romance’s version of All I Want For Christmas Is You and August Burns Red’s version of Carol Of The Bells – mixed with original Christmas songs from bands such as All Time Low, Bowling For Soup, Ice Nine Kills, Forever The Sickest Kids and The Almost.

Follow the Red Cardinal Music Spotify profile to stay in the loop with future playlists.

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Boneyard have launched a heavy Halloween metal playlist

One year ago today Boneyard took over the basement of The Shipping Forecast (Liverpool) for their very first clubnight! As the UK is still unable to spend Halloween partying in the way we deserve, Boneyard DJs have created a Heavy Halloween Spotify metal playlist to help the loyal partiers to soundtrack Halloween at home.

Boneyard Vol. 2 (Heavy Halloween) features a mix of horror movie soundtracks, dark fantasy themed songs and metal anthems that would befit any metal Halloween party. Expect tracks from horror legends such as Rob Zombie and Ozzy Osbourne, general metal heavy hitters such as Killswitch Engage, Chimaira, Cradle Of Filth and Gwar, and trademark horror scores from movies such as Saw, A Nightmare on Elm Street and Halloween.

This is the second metal playlist curated by the Boneyard team, and will be followed by other volumes in the coming weeks and months. Follow the Red Cardinal Music Spotify profile to stay up to date with new playlists.