Our April event finds us on the road again (alright, around the corner) and back at The Triangle in Shipley. They are celebrating their 2nd birthday and have asked The Record Club to pop up on Friday 28th April.
After the fine time we had back in February (and September last year) how could we say no! This time around we are very pleased to welcome Bob Stanley from the very excellent St Etienne, (pictured left with bandmate Pete Wiggs) who will be providing a DJ set during the evening.
For the rest of the night the turntables are open to free play. But it’s free play with a difference. For those interested in playing some of their own tunes we’ll break the rest of the evening down into short sets, a bit like we did with our 7×7 night. If you’d like a spot (around 20 mins) then do get in touch beforehand and we will do our very best to allocate you some time. It’ll be more or less first come first served, so please do get in touch before the night itself if you are interested. The list is already growing.
Just want to be there and chat / listen / dance? That’s cool too!
As it’s a pop up there is no entry donation. If you don’t know about The Triangle (where have you been??) they class themselves as a “Bottle Shop/Art Gallery/Record & Curiosity Shop/Coffee & Cake Specialist” and “selling the finest beers known to humanity”. Which we think is a fair description. Non-beers are also available to purchase of course.
You can find The Triangle at 47 Bradford Rd, Shipley BD18 3DS. Things kick off at 8ish and finish no later than midnight. Hope to see you there!
There have always been musical eccentrics, particularly in England. So sure of their path, they follow it despite the moods and fashions of the day.
This Record Club applauds and gives an outlet to those eccentrics. The ones who keep on doing their own thing. And keep on keeping on. And don’t even notice that nobody else seems to be doing it like them.
So three English cheers for the ones who are not afraid to be themselves! Even if others feel that they have become a little bit, you know, weird.
This event has been put together by RC regular Darren, who did such a fine job with the At The Movies night back in November 2015. Details remain firmly under wraps but we are promised a selection of records by said eccentrics (check out the image above for clues). There will also be room for you to play your own choices so bring along your own English Eccentric vinyl for a spin.
The usual rules apply. The decks switch on at 8pm at the Kirkgate Centre. £3 entrance donation to cover costs, cash & card bar and dazzling company (i.e. you).
See you there!
For February’s event we are a week earlier than usual and in a different venue. Confused?
Nah, thought not. Not that hard really.
So, we’re popping up at our old friends The Triangle at 47, Bradford Road, Shipley. We spent a great evening there in September as part of or Saltaire Festival Pop Up event so we thought we’d do it again. And fortunately The Triangle agreed. Could have been awkward otherwise.
This one is a free play night so bring along whatever you fancy, spin it on the pre-loved decks (or ask someone to do it for you) and enjoy great music, glittering company and a range of outstanding beers (non-beers also available).
No entrance fee for this one (but unlike Club Tropicana, the drinks aren’t free)
See you at 8pm on 17th February.
After a short break over the festive period, Shipley Record Club is back with the first event of 2017.
Record Club stalwart Tony Painter regularly presents The Tipping Point, a programme on BCB Radio that plays music that crosses genres, continents and times.
Each programme tries to find links between performers, styles and themes to take listeners on a kind of journey.
At times this means that we hear well-known and much-loved pieces but at other times we visit some wilder territories where the music is more unusual and a bit less familiar.
Just occasionally, things get very edgy…!
Continue reading The Tipping Point Live – Saturday 28th January 2017
Ah the 7 inch single. Three minutes of magic. Pure pop joy on a black plastic disc….
For our final event of 2016, this month we celebrate the wonder of the 7 inch single with the night devoted to 7 people each playing, well 7 of them. Although we know its been done before elsewhere, thanks to Darren we are bringing it Record Club.
Continue reading 7 x 7 Night – Saturday 26th November
We thought we’d dedicate an night to all things Rock, all things Rap and all things Rock/Rap. Perhaps not the musical smackdown suggested by Andy’s brilliant artwork but you have to have an angle, eh…!
Continue reading Rock v Rap Showdown- Saturday 29th October 2016
We’ve noticed at most of the Record Club events over these past… ooh 5 years or so, how few of the fantastic records played were acquired at a charity shop. A few years ago you couldn’t move in your local Oxfam for crates of unwanted Technotronic 12″ singles, Brothers in Arms albums, Marching Band boxsets and tatty Dance Party ’81* (*”does not feature original artists“) which might of course help to explain why we never…. Continue reading Charity Shop Finds – 24th September 2016