Well, it’s been a few months since we were last able to meet up at The Triangle and it’s still not clear when we can do so again. While we have had to cancel our regular monthly events for now plus the final two of our 2020 Record Fairs we have tried to stay busy where and when we can. Here’s one or two things that have been going on…
The Lockdown Listens series on our social media channels continues, with RC regulars posting what they have been listening to these past few months. We’d love to hear your thoughts by commenting on the posts and if you want to share your own list then let us know.
Two Record Club regulars have been busy setting up and stocking online shops to sell their creations.
If you’ve ever seen our poster designs then you’ll have come across the work of Andy Mitchell (Custard4Gravy). His latest activity moves away from those digital creations into much more traditional, tactile and beautiful hand made lino cut prints, all ready for framing and available to purchase from his shop. You can also find Andy’s book of The Record Club poster archive available to buy too.
Meanwhile Anne-Marie White (Clocktower Studios) was so missing getting out and about to visit all her favourite record shops that she decided to draw them all instead. You can find prints of the shops, badge designs and her new BD18 themed Christmas cards among the items available at Anne-Marie’s website. And you may find some stocked in the record shops featured in the series.
The regular Record Club Radio Show on BCB Radio also continues uninterrupted on Tuesday nights at 9pm, presented every four weeks by Rob and Will from the Record Club’s top secret recording facilities. You can hear the latest show, part 1 of our 1990 special, by clicking the link below.
To listen to future shows (next one is 17th November) tune in to BCB on 106.6FM around Bradford, bcbradio.co.uk anywhere in the world, on various internet radio connected devices (probably your kettle) or visit our Mixcloud page where archive all the past 70+ shows for your ongoing listening pleasure. More details also on our Radio! page. And a special shout out to the ace folk at BCB for their amazing work keeping the station going this year.
And if that’s not enough radio for you, may we recommend The Tipping Point, also on BCB Radio and presented by RC stalwart Tony Painter.
The Host With the Most
Finally, we must mention our wonderful monthly event hosts The Triangle, who throughout the last few months have remained open to provide Shipley and the wider community the very finest choices in beer, cider, cheese… Pop in, say hello and treat yourself.
For now, stay safe, look after yourselves and each other and we’ll see you soon (ish).
For many of us music, records, VINYL in fact are elemental to our existence. A week without a gig, a trip to a record shop or a few hours spent crate digging or clicking (“crate clicking”, I like that one…) is a wasted week.
But apparently there are things even more important to life. Like coffee…. no? Biscuits? Umm… Even more basic? Oh ok. The actual building blocks of life itself…
Ancient Greek brainbox Empedocles thought he had it all figured out when he proposed earth, air, water and fire. Not a bad start and you never heard any complaints from Maurice White and his merry band of funketeers. But science being all science-y decided there were more and before you knew it there’s 118 of the beggars with crazy names like Dubnium, Europium and GOLD!
So we thought why not celebrate all things elemental through the medium of our much-loved vinyl (or polyvinyl chloride as we never call it and which isn’t even an element, pah!). It’s a free play night so there’s no central albums – just bring it and play it. As long as you can tie it back to the theme of ELEMENTS.
On nights like this we easily get through 50+ diverse tracks with lots of polite and friendly chopping and changing at the pre-loved wheels of steel. And if you’re unsure how to work the decks then there is always a friendly face willing to help. Lots of fun, guaranteed.
As usual, our lovely hosts The Triangle will be running the cash & card bar downstairs with some amazing beverage choices, many of them you won’t otherwise find for hundreds of miles. And you can help yourself to some of Bradford’s finest Indian snacks courtesy of Record Club regulars.
So, we’ll see you upstairs at The Triangle, 47 Bradford Rd, Shipley from 8pm until 11.30pm. Elementary!
After several successful years in the Kirkgate Centre (many thanks again guys!), Record Club is changing venues to The Triangle with our first regular evening on Saturday 7th October from 8pm.
It’s open to all with no charge and we were looking for a suitably rousing theme to kick us off. Well, the nights are drawing in and leaves are beginning to fall to the ground, so it must be autumn and that can only mean… Oktoberfest!