30 Silver Street, Reading, RG1 2ST

This weekend's Events (31st May to 2nd June)

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Hi Everyone

Did you know, that the other day I had a dream where I got up and went to work.  And, you know what?  They really do come true!

But that’s enough of that, as we bring you another little update about all things Rising Sun related

Things are a little bit quiet this weekend (let's face facts, folks, we can't keep up our usual red-hot pace all the time.  However, on Friday, we find the time to bring you another CLUB VELOCITY

Another fine selection of beat combos for the enjoyment of us all courtesy of Velocity HQ, and this time it's something special in the shape of...

DICK VALENTINE (From Electric Six) Solo Acoustic Show

Come one, come all to the intimate and festive occasion that is the Dick Valentine solo acoustic experience! Experience a seven-or-eight-times-in-a-lifetime chance to be up close and personal with an American music icon. It’s a low pressure, good time affair as the Electric Six frontman strips down all your favourite songs from the Electric Six back catalogue, plays original solo material and swims in a sea of requested good-time covers. 

This tour will be your chance to reach directly into Dick Valentine’s bag and be one of the first to buy a copy of his latest solo work “Robocalls.” “Robocalls” is Valentine’s fourth solo album and there can be no doubting it will go down as his magnum opus. Imagine Mac DeMarco being spliced with Gordon Lightfoot…and you’ve got two Canadians being fused into one. In the background during the splicing procedure, you might hear a trace of “Robocalls” emanating from the surgeon’s iPod.

So you know the drill….drop everything and come see Dick Valentine behaving as a cornered animal as he comes face to face with you, the fans. An night of merriment and frivolity awaits! Come see the American troubadour Dick Valentine take the stage in your town for one unforgettable evening. You will not see Electric Six in 2019 so this is the next best thing! 

Support comes courtesy of

Two chaps, beats, rants and very punk. (Subtitles available on Ceefax)

The tallest cowpunk in all of RG1, sings about Thai Brides, Hilly Billy Weddings and Road Kill.  (Or so it says here)

We're open at 8pm and it'll cost you £10 in advance via www.wegottickets.com or slightly more than that on that night

That’s everything for another week, just to remind you that we are, as always, at 30 Silver Street, Reading, RG1 2ST (If you pop it into your satnav or Google, we shall magically appear!)

Have a nice weekend!

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This weekend's Events (29th November to 1st December)

Well, well, it's that last week before December.  Michael bloody Buble and Jools Holland are being unfrozen from their cryogenic pods.

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This Weekend's Events (22nd to 24th November)

Hi Everyone

I, your humble narrator, have a few things to do this evening.  So without any further ado, here's what we have at the Rising Sun this weekend