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Beatcheck bring back the beats… first up Ugly Ducking and Fingathing

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Beatcheck bring the beats back for 2015 with a new site and a bunch of new shows including Beatcheck Live, Beatcheck film and Beatcheck Club. We will also be seeing a return of the Beatcehck Podcast!We have a massive show lined up for April 3rd, but we are told we can’t talk about that yet… So let’s talk about MAY 9TH:   Beatcheck Live: May 9th 2015, The Craufurd Live Music venue. Ugly Duckling (USA) Ugly Duckling, old school hip hop from the US, will be flying in to Beatcheck…

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Beatcheck and ICMK present: Withnail and I. A cinematic screening from a film location.

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Beatcheck & ICMK join forces once again. This time for a drunken cinematic screening of cult classic black comedy, Withnail & I. “Set in London in the 60’s, two unemployed actors. The elegantly wasted Withnail (Richard E Grant) and anxiety ridden “I” (Paul McGann) drown their frustrations in Booze, Pills, and lighter fluid… They escape the squalor of the flat for a week in the country when things take a turn for the unexpected.“ Taking place on November 27th, the screening will take happen in the special location of one…

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Beatcheck Present: Dub Pistols UK Tour, Return Of The Pistoleros

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“Return Of The Pistoleros” UK Tour. One of the most rock & roll acts out there, no music festival is complete without their blend of ska, dub, hip-hop, electro, breakbeat, punk and drum & bass, Ladies and gentlemen, THE DUB PISTOLS… October 3rd, Beatcheck welcome the Dub Pistols to The Craurfurd arms, Milton Keynes, as part of the UK tour, Return Of The Pistoleros. The new tour is to mark the release of their sixth studio album which will be out on October 9th. They are keeping many of the…

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United Underground, an apocolyptic collaboration from Beatcheck, Slam and Footwork.

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United Underground. The first show of the year for Beatcheck, we kept you waiting a while so we made pretty sure it was worth the wait. Beatcheck, Slam and Footwork present: UNITED UNDERGROUND. Two rooms of MK’s Finest, featuring not one but two insane headliners, all hosted at MK’s only RAVE venue, MK11 ROOM 1 Hosted by BEATCHECK / SLAM :::Jungle, Breaks and Bass::::: THE JUNGLE DRUMMER (LONDON ELEKTRICITY) (Exclusive “History of Jungle” LIVE set) UNCLE MUFF THE CANDYMAN DJ SHIFT GRACENOTE ROOM 2 Hosted by FOOTWORK :::Chunky Underground House:::…

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Beatcheck bring Howard Marks to Milton Keynes.

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Beatcheck Presents: Howard Marks – Scholar, Smuggler, Prisoner, Scribe February 27th and 28th, The Craufurd Arms, Milton keynes. When Beatcheck started throwing parties in MK party scene was struggling, with only one or two really cool nights to hit. Today the concrete city has a fresh beat running through its heart, the scene is alive and kicking. So we thought we would try something new…… something or someone of a cult hero… join us for this very rare & intimate audience with Howard Marks. “The most sophisticated drugs baron of…

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Chemical Brothers cinematic event starts with a setting sun in MK.

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Independent Cinema MK & MK Gallery in association with Beatcheck proudly present: AN OPEN-AIR FILM SCREENING of Chemical Brothers film DON’T THINK, Introduced in person by director,  Adam Smith (Chemical Brothers, The Streets & Dr Who) Plus an official Beatcheck After Party with Electro Breaks, Finger Lickin’ rockers,  Slyde. Taking over the MK Gallery Square, outside the theatre on July 12th this is one rare beat loving event not to miss. Don’t Think features The Chemical Brothers, 50,000 ravers on the side of a Japanese mountain, an insane visual performance and…

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Three days of fun with our May bank holiday guide to what’s on in MK

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May is always a great month, the sun comes out, we kick off with a bank holiday and we end with another bank holiday. That’s a lot of extra party time for the good people of Milton Keynes. This is The MK Guide’s top tips to this bank holiday weekend, helping you make the most of the extra fun times. Friday 3rd May: Loft party, Xscape, Tucked away in a loft in the Xscape, this is the party not to miss. The night features residents: Jamie Trench, Damian Gee, Daniel Dalton and a special…

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Fosters funny man David Trent returns to Milton Keynes.

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This Sunday, the Fosters award nominated David Trent returns to Newport Pagnell based comedy night, That time of the month. David uses a unique mix of music, video, animation & comedy. For this, he gets a big Beatcheck THUMBS UP. His unique show defies categorisation – it simply demands that you see it to understand what everyone else is raving about. You can catch David this sunday in Newport Pagnell, full show details and tickets can be found on The MK Guide event page.   The MK Guide, what’s on…

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DJ Scissors talks about Bar Central, fashion and the Revolver revival.

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When Bar central opened its doors in the late 90s, it changed the MK indie scene and gained its place in the history books of our concrete city. It’s sad closure many years ago, has left a musical hole in Milton Keynes that only The Craufurd Arms and The Watershed have come close to filling. Empty and decaying in CMK’s food hall, the Madchester fuelled grubby little indie bar was probably the last independent club to beat in the heart of CMK. An independent bar with an independent spirit that…

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