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The Literary Connection Saturday 2nd July 2022

This month we explore the connections between music and literature. Paul will be taking the reins and playing, in full, Song of Innocence by David Axelrod, his 1968 debut and with links to William Blake’s collection of poems Songs of Innocence.

He’ll also be playing at least one side of Scritti Politti’s melting pot of politics, linguistics and philosophy Songs to Remember and The (mighty) Fall’s This Nation’s Saving Grace, with its own links to Anthony Burgess and Fritz Leiber.

And in between all those there’ll be space to play your own literary linked choices, so bring some of your own vinyl to play too. Or just come along and have a listen.

We’ll be starting uptairs at The Triangle at 8pm sharp(ish) and putting a brake on the wheels of steel around 11pm. There’s great drinks available downstairs at The Triangle and great company and music upstairs. A proper decent night out. See you there!

Speak Up! Record Club Saturday 7th May 2022

Our next event at The Triangle celebrates records with spoken word content. That could be the whole record or just elements within.

So, think Martin Fry’s pondering self pity in ABC’s The Look of Love, Arlo Park’s opening poem in Collapsed in Sunbeams or the collage of samples used in The Avalanches’ Frontier Psychiatrist and you’ll be along the right lines.

But don’t let that stop you exploring less trodden paths. Like all themed nights at The Record Club, the more tenuous the connection you find the better. Challenge accepted?

See you upstairs at Shipley’s finest ale / art hang out The Triangle from 8pm.

March 2022 at The Record Club. Events, Radio, Beer Festivals and Record Fairs! Hold on to your hats, Shipley!!

March is a really busy month for Record Club. There’s lots to tell you about and we hope you can get involved in at least some of what is going on in the next few weeks. So, without further ado…

Monthly event at The Triangle – Saturday 5th March

We are now back up running every first Saturday of the month at our regular home, The Triangle in Shipley.

We are keeping things simple while we continue to find our feet so this will be another unthemed night.Just bring along a few of your favourite records to play to an appreciative audience. Or if you fancy just kicking back and having a listen and a chat with your mates over a drink, that’s good too.

The wheels of steel start turning around 8pm and we finish around 11pm. You can find us upstairs and the bar is downstairs!

Record Club on BCB Radio – Tues 8th & Thurs 10th March

Two shows for you this month, you lucky things…

On Tuesday 8th March we will be broadcasting an International Women’s Day special on BCB Radio. This went down a treat a few years ago and presenters Katie, Judith, Jen & Anne-Marie have finally been persuaded back behind the mic for a much-anticipated 2022 follow up. Not to be missed. 

As a result, our regular 4-weekly show is being moved back from its usual Tuesday slot by a couple of days to 9pm on Thursday 10th March. This month’s theme for Rob & Will to explore is Real People.

Record Club at Sup, Shipley Market Square – Saturday 12th March

We’re pleased to be supporting this local Beer Festival showcasing a “top notch array of beer, food and eclectic music”. Shipley legends The Triangle, The Fox, Cap and Collar and The Salt Beer Factory will be supplying the beer while amazing food will come from Hullabaloo, Mozzafella and Il Pirata.

And as a bonus between 12pm and 2pm Tony and Darren, two Record Club regulars, will be providing the eclectic music element from the DJ stage under the guise of “some of West Yorkshire’s Finest DJs”. No pressure, fellas!

It’s an event not to be missed, all undercover under a “stretchy tent” running all day from 12pm and well into the evening until 10pm. For more info follow @supbfd on Instagram.

Saltaire Record Retro Fair, The Caroline Club, Saltaire – Saturday 19th March

And to cap off a hectic March we also have the not-so-small matter of the Saltaire Record & Retro Fair at The Caroline Club.

Now in it’s 4th year under the stewardship of The Record Club and jam packed with stalls, records and pop culture ephemera. We’re really chuffed with the support we get from everyone for these fairs, stall holders and public alike, and we can’t wait to see you again for some top-notch crate digging. 

As usual, various Record Club folk will be supplying the soundtrack from a tiny corner of the stage and the Caroline Club bar will be open too. Doors open at 10am, it’s free entry, and we’ll bidding you farewell at 3.30pm.

Phew! We did say there was lots going on. Hope you can join us along the way! And keep an eye on our twitter, instagram and Facebook feeds for more info.

American Mavericks – Saturday 2nd March 2019

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Our next event is dedicated to the American Maverick – art rocker, lone cowboy, socially conscious punk and genre-defining funkmeister. Darren will be leading this one with an eclectic selection including Arthur Lee & Love, Patti Smith, Fugazi, Sly & The Family Stone and The Residents. There’ll be plenty of opportunity for you to pop on a track or two of your own choosing if you’ve got something you think fits the theme in between chewing your pencil over one of Darren’s legendary quizzes.

We get spinning at 8pm upstair at The Triangle, there’s a cash and card bar downstairs selling the finest drinks known to humanity and we’ll lay on a few (free) Indian snacks to enjoy along the way. Lights out at 11.30pm. Come and join us, we’re a friendly bunch and it’s always nice to meet new people!

New Year’s Revolutions in Dub – Saturday 5th January 2019

This new year we’re doing our roots, making a copy, stripping everything back and boosting the drums ‘n’ bass…

We’ll be looking at the reggae beginnings and wide reaching influences of dub music. Covering everything from punk, post-punk, drum and bass, techno, big beat and many, many other musical genres.

Plenty of opportunity for free play at this one so bring along your own dub-y vinyl to throw into this eclectic mix.

We kick off at 8pm upstairs at The Triangle, 47 Bradford Road, Shipley. The needle finally comes off the record at 11.30pm.

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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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!

Saltaire Festival 2017 Pop Ups! Saturday 9th September

On Saturday 9th September Record Club is hoping to repeat the storming success of the 2016 Saltaire Festival Pop Ups with err.. some more in 2017! One long day, four venues, hundreds of records and hopefully good weather (no storms of course).

Our pop ups form part of the Festival’s first weekend Open Garden Trail and we can’t wait to be involved again. Loads of details about all the events taking place at Saltaire Festival between 8th and 17th September can be found by visiting their website, following their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, following the hashtag #SaltFest17 and by joining their mailing list.

So please come and join us and play some records at Edward St Bakery from 10am, Tambourine Coffee from 1pm, YardFest from 4.45pm and (our brand new permanent home from October) The Triangle from 6pm on Saturday 9th September. And bring some records!

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Saltaire Festival

To celebrate the tenth Saltaire Festival the organisers of Record Club selected 10 vinyl albums that they think everyone should hear at least once in their lifetime.

You voted for your favourite, and we squeezed the top four into a great evening of music and chat.

The pakora was particularly strong, so we’ll try to make sure that it’s a bit easier on the pallet next time!

Photo’s should appear in the gallery soon…

Where:

The Kirkgate Centre
39a Kirkgate
Shipley
BD18 3RR

Records:

Endtroducing…..

Endtroducing..... DJ Shadow
Artist:

DJ Shadow

Year:

1996

Winner of the vote for the Saltaire Festival Special. Managed to beat Dark Side of the Moon and Rubber Soul in a popular vote. What does that tell you about the Record Club regulars?

Rubber Soul

Ruber Soul - The Beatles
Artist:

The Beatles

Year:

1965

4th in the vote for the Saltaire Festival event, a good ol’ bit of classic Beatles.

The Dark Side of the Moon

The Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
Artist:

Pink Floyd

Year:

1973

The album that everyone owns?

The Head on the Door

The Head on the Door - The Cure
Artist:

The Cure

Year:

1985

Very pleased that this made it into the Saltaire Festival Event. A big one from David’s teenage years. Listened to on a personal stereo much of the time back then, but great to hear it on vinyl again.