Hang out with Rick Buckler (The Jam) & Neville Staple (The Specials)

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When the big boss of BCHQ, The Beatcheck Monkey, told us he has asked a couple of pals coming down to The Craufaurd to hang out and chat, we didn’t think much of it. “Yeah man, they will drop in, a night of film, readings and stories of what it was like being in a in band… ” he said… It sounded fun, some films, What he forgot to mention is that they were not just in any old bands…  but two of the UKs most iconic and influential bands of all…

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Dub Pistols roll back to Mk this October

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Roll and come in, the Pistols come back to MK Its been over two years now, but October 14th will see Barry Ashworh and his band of misfits, the Dub Pistols, make a long awaited return to the concrete city. Known for their die hard party vibe the pistols should have been a recipe for oblivion, but the band that started out in the mid-90s with Barry DJ’ing while musicians jammed over the top has metamorphosed into a mighty reggaematic bass-driven live machine, a super-tight festival regular that keeps winning…

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Beardyman returns to Beatcheck for #KatsCure

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Beatcheck present: Beardyman – One Album per hour for #KatsCure Tuesday 9th February, The Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes From Beatcheck’s early Brighton days over ten years ago, Beardyman often graced our Mic with his world famous beatboxing. Our move to Milton Keynes back in 2006 didn’t change anything as he regularly graced our “stage”. He played our first MK show and our last show (yeah we know that didn’t last long) Now the Bearded beatboxing musical master returns for a very special show to help an amazing woman, Kat. Beardyman…

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Milton Keynes Mum needs you, together we can get #KatsCure

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  Kat is a kind, loving and giving mother and wife from Milton Keynes and suffers from an aggressive brain tumour called a Glioblastoma. To battle this Kat has endured Chemotherapy, Radiotherapy, and major brain surgery. Treatment for brain tumours is extremely difficult, but medical science has progressed. For the past 12 months Kat has been on a medical trial which up until now had been holding back to the tumour, but it’s now growing again. Now has come for us to really fight to find #KatsCure. DCVAX – An…

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Pills, trills and politics: live and unscripted with Bez (Happy Mondays- Black Grape)

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Pills N Thrills and politics: An evening with Bez talkin freaky Dancin, Happy Mondays & Black Grape Friday 30th October, The Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes A Beatcheck exclusive: Join us for a live, unscripted & unplanned evening with Bez as he talks Freaky Dancin’, Happy Mondays, & Black Grape…. the ups, downs and well…. Mostly sideways. The Happy Mondays are one of the most iconic bands to come out of the 90’s, headlining festivals, stadiums and selling millions of records around the world. Bez joined the Mondays by accident, dropping…

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Dave Grohl takes an exclusive tour around Milton Keynes

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You’d think that while Dave Grohl is in Milton Keynes for his upcoming Foo Fighters gigs at the National Bowl, he might want to see the sights of this incredible city of dreams, right? Wrong. We sent a very polite email to his publicist (see below) inviting him on a magical mystery tour around our fair concrete metropolis. We even offered trips to the infamous concrete cows, the city centre, and the train station – only to be told that this was ‘not going to happen’. As you can imagine…

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The Freestylers live bring a exclusive “old to new” set to Beatcheck MK

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Beatcheck Live: June 19th, The Craufurd Live Music venue. The Freestylers Live: Old to New 98 to dat classics set – Support from Captain Flatcap Marking their third visit to Beatcheck MK and this time we have the FULL LIVE EXPERIENCE – Playing an exclusive classic tracks LIVE set offering sounds from the early ’98 classics though to their latest sound system destroyers. The Freestylers live shows have a wild reputation for being a white-knuckle ride through broken beats and heavy bass on an apocalyptic scale. Their live shows are…

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