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Home Sweet Home – Saturday 1st December

It’s that time of year again, when you and more than a million others race Chris Rea in a bid to get to that mystical of places, Home.

But before you brave the roads, rails or towpaths, join The Record Club in our own front room to enjoy an evening of vinyl, listening to and playing songs about home, family and everything in between. And as it’s December, the odd Christmas song wouldn’t be frowned upon. Tis the season to be jolly after all. To get you going, we’ll be playing The Family by Satchel in its entirety, but we’re sure Sly will bring his Family Stone, John Lennon will bring his Mother and Depeche Mode will come Home.

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Pop-up at Record Café Sunday 25th November

We do love a good pop-up from time to time and have been promising to do this one for ages.

Recently celebrating it’s fourth birthday serving the finest in beers, charcuterie and vinyl, the Record Café is understandably a popular haunt for many a Record Clubber. So we were chuffed to be able to put this Sunday afternoon pop-up together.

The usual pop up rules apply. Turn up with some of your favourite vinyl and take turns to spin it for everyone’s entertainment. This time it’ll be a relaxed, Sunday afternoon vibe, ideal for winding down after some early Christmas shopping or just avoiding the Sunday lunch washing up…

Things get going from 1pm and we’ll look to wrap up by 5.30pm. Hope you can join us!

Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) – Saturday 3rd November 2018

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Each November all Mexico, and much of South America, celebrates Día de Muertos, the Day of the Dead when spirits walk among us. Families light candles in graveyards and welcome the spirits with their favourite foods. But it’s not gloomy…

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Colours – Saturday 6th October 2018

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Colours, eh. Kind of important. Otherwise, how would we know when to stop, when to go, when your enemy has surrendered, when to get really cross (if you are a bull), when you are jealous… You get the picture.

The resurgence of vinyl in recent years has also seen ever more inventive ways to market it and coloured vinyl has been one such tactic. So our colours night will be dedicated not only to colours but coloured vinyl.

Screen Shot 2018-09-23 at 16.40.57And meeting the brief perfectly is Beck and his most recent album, Colors, which we will be playing in full and in at least two different colours (if you have a copy which isn’t in red or yellow, bring it along). The rest of the evening will be dedicated to records, songs and artists which you have brought along on vinyl and which meet the theme. And if they are on coloured vinyl then of course that’s even better!

Think Purple Rain, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Black Tie White Noise, Orange Crush, Blue Moon, Grey Day, Pink Sunshine, Green Onions, Red Box, Indigo Girls, Brown Eyed Girl, Yellow Magic Orchestra… you get the picture.

Don’t have any vinyl? Don’t worry, bringing records along to Record Club events is definitely not a pre-requisite. Lots of people come along just to listen or catch up with friends. Records or not, you are very welcome.

We start at 8pm upstairs at The Triangle, 47 Bradford Road, Shipley. It’s free to get in and there’s a cash & card bar downstairs with a choice of the finest beers known to mankind (this is not an idle boast). We’ll likely lay on a few Indian snacks too.

See you there!

 

Saltaire Festival 2018 Pop Ups – Saturday 8th September

It’s Saltaire Festival time again and for the third year running, as part of the opening weekend Open Gardens event, we’ll be popping up around the village asking you to join us playing some fine vinyl.

This year we’ll be at wonderful Edward St Bakery from 9am before moving on to amazing Tambourine Coffee at 1pm and ending up at the excellent YardFest on Upper Ada St for 5pm. Check the poster for locations if you’re not a Saltaire regular.

We always have a laugh at these events and it’s really nice to meet people who come along with a few records to play or just to listen and hang around.

And like last year our massively popular Record Club badges will be available too.

Hope to see you there!

Charity Shop Finds 2 – Saturday 1st September 2018

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Occasionally we hit on a theme for our events which demand repeating. Charity Shop Finds is one such theme. Last held back in September 2016 we had such a blast we knew we had to do it again. The surprise is that it has taken so long.

The rules are simple. Go to your local charity shop(s), buy some vinyl (the weirder and wackier the better) and come along and play it. The charity benefits and we all have a particularly eclectic evening. For instance, last time we enjoyed Hawaiian Wedding Music, Steel Band Music, Mrs Mills, The Readers Digest Guide to Rock, PiL, Nina Simone, Electric Boogaloo, Noel Coward, Adamski, Boney M, Carly Simon, Geoff Love (& His Orchestra of course), Syd Barrett, Mrs Mills, 808 State… And the much loved Molly O’Day and The Cumberland Mountain Goats.

Join us upstairs at The Triangle from 8pm onwards.

 

Summertime Sizzlers – Saturday 4th August 2018

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Summer seems to have been here for ages and (phew) what a scorcher it’s turned out to be. It’s like 1976 all over again.

To celebrate this unexpectedly pleasant turn of events (although a little rain would go down well actually) we are going to hold an event in August, something in our 7+ years we have rarely done because of holidays and stuff.

So, our theme this month will be your favourite summertime tunes. On vinyl. And hopefully they won’t melt or warp in the heat. Bring along any vinyl you think meets the criteria (7s, 10s, 12s, singles and LPs…) and play it for the enjoyment of everyone there (or ask someone to do it for you).

Since we moved venues to The Triangle nearly a year ago it’s been great to see so many new faces coming along. If you’ve not been yet please don’t be shy. It’s not a club as such, there’s no membership or anything. We’re just a bunch of folk who enjoy meeting up once a month (and sometimes more) and playing great music on vinyl, having a chat, a few drinks and generally just getting along. Some great friendships have been made at Record Club.

We’ll start spinning the tunes upstairs at 8pm and wrap things up about 11.30pm. There’s plenty of drinks to choose from in The Triangle’s bar downstairs, with excellent advice from Gavin and Andrew if the choice is a little overwhelming (there’s loads!) And there’s often a few free-of-charge Indian snacks to enjoy too.

So what are you waiting for? Slap on the factor 50, don the knotted hanky and join us to play some summertime sizzlers on 4th August.