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
Saltaire is ace.
Just as the leaves start to turn brown and think about causing all kinds of railway related problems, the village decides to wring the final drop of summer out of the first weeks in September and throws a massive festival.
There’s music, food, comedy, stalls selling all manner of curiosities, bouncy castles, free tours of the fire station, and a general feeling of village-wide bonhomie, and this year, on the first Saturday of the whole shindig, there’s us…! Continue reading Saltaire Festival Pop-Ups – 10th September 2016
The June event is based round the theme of three little letters.
How many bands, artists, songs and albums of you know which consist of just three letters? When we discussed it we realised that there are, frankly, loads! So we’ll have a night of them.
Rob is picking up one of the album choices for this one. Along with an album vote for the second one (please bring along your choice to add to the voting pile!) there will also be plenty of room for free play choices from everybody else. Here is what Rob has chosen… Continue reading 3 Little Letters – 25th June 2016
At the Kirkgate Centre this month Buffet Disco, BCB Radio presenter and Record Club regular Maria is presenting a night of protest songs on vinyl and she has selected three diverse albums on this theme that will challenge and delight in equal measure. In addition to Maria’s choices there’ll also be plenty of time for your own protest songs on vinyl for the free play sections scattered throughout the night. If you have any suggestions please feel free to leave some comments or get in touch through facebook, twitter or email. And make sure you bring them along!
Want to know more? Here’s Maria to tell us more about her choices…
Continue reading 33 1/3 Revolutions (Protest Songs) – Saturday 28th May 2016
We dedicate this month to the the art of sampling and being sampled. For years musicians have experimented with using tape and records to loop music as part of their own composition but it was the advent of disco, hip hop and electronic dance music which brought it into the mainstream. Despite criticism from some circles that it lacks the creativity of “real music” it is now such an established tool in the studio and for live performance that it is hard to deny the positive impact it has had on modern music.
This month we welcome Steve Goodall who has selected an hour’s worth of material to play for us. He’s keeping his selections tightly under wraps for the time being, so make sure you get there in good time to hear his set.
We’ll also be playing an album which but would like your help to choose it. So we’ll be having a vote… Continue reading Sampled – 30th April 2016