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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!

Gems – Record Club Saturday 4th June 2022

What are the pearls in your record collection? Which titles shine like a diamonds?

Perhaps you dig the Detroit Emeralds? Ruby Turner? Jewel perhaps? Grandaddy’s Crystal Lake? The Stones’ Ruby Tuesday? Prince’s Diamond & Pearls?

Why not bring along your shining examples to the next Record Club on Saturday 4th June at The Triangle in Shipley. As ever, our themes are there to be stretched to breaking point. We’ll be starting upstairs at 8pm and running through until 11pm.

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.

Record Club – Saturday 4th December 2021

Ok, let’s keep it brief. We had such a good time on our return in November we’ve decided to do it all over again!

Like last month there’s no theme. Just bring some tunes and grab a spot on the pre-loved wheels of steel. Or just bring yourself to sit, drink, chat and listen. All at once or in a sequence of your choosing. We’re not fussed.

We’ll look at getting a bit more organised for 2022 (any suggestions please let us know). But for now it’s just great to finally be back and meeting friends old and new again, upstairs at the mighty Triangle. See you on 4th December!

HI! How are you?

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.

We’re S-H-O-P-P-I-N-G…

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.

RADIO!

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).

New York New York – Saturday 1st February 2020

New York Night Flyer

New York, the city of dreams; and a musical history that is as diverse as its residents.

From Sinatra to The Wu-Tang Clan, Blondie to Simon & Garfunkel, there’s barely a genre that can’t claim some part of the city as home. Then there’s the songs inspired by the place too. Probably a good thing then that it’s also known as the city that never sleeps!

This month we will be celebrating the best music the city has to offer, with a classic New York album in full, and plenty of time for free-play, so raid your shelves and bring plenty along to spin! The only criteria – that they are somehow related to New York and you have it on vinyl.

So artists or records from there, songs inspired by the city or its residents all are welcome. We don’t like to be strict about these things!

Bart is picking up the reigns for this one and as well as playing a selection of his favourites tracks he has narrowed down the possible albums to play in full down to four.

Vote for the record your would like hear!

Billy Joel - 52nd Street
Billy Joel – 52nd Street

52nd Street is the sixth studio album by American singer-songwriter Billy Joel, released on Oct 12, 1978. The follow-up to his breakthrough success album, The Stranger, Joel tried to give the album a fresh sound, hiring various jazz musicians to make it feel differentiated from his previous album efforts

Charly Bliss - Young Enough
Charly Bliss – Young Enough

Throwing a more recent record into the mix, we have last years’ effort from the New York natives. Pitchfork had this to say: The Brooklyn band’s second record is bigger and darker, amplifying their ’80s new-wave sparkle into ecstatic triumph…

The Beastie Boys - Paul’s Boutique
The Beastie Boys – Paul’s Boutique

The Beastie Boy’s second studio album regularly places on lists of the greatest albums of all time, and is viewed by many as a landmark album in hip hop.

The album is New York — loud, smart, & opinionated!.

The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico
The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground & Nico

Widely considered of the most influential records of the 60s if not all time. As Brian Eno’s is credited as saying “It only sold 30,000 copies, but everyone who bought it started a band”.

We’ll be upstairs at The Triangle (47 Bradford Rd., Shipley) from 8pm and usually wind things down around 11.30pm). An amazing range of drinks are available to purchase from downstairs and we’ll try to provide a few free Indian snacks too. Everyone is welcome, those who’ve been before and those who have never come along but keep promising themselves they will. Hope to see you there!

1970 – Saturday 4th January 2020

As we cautiously enter a new decade, among our usual varied programme of themed nights for 2020 we will be holding three Re-Vision events dedicated to celebrating the music of 30, 40 and, for this event, 50 years ago.

On 4th January Record Club winds the clock back to 1970 to revisit the albums and songs of the time. It was the year The Beatles split up, that Concorde took its first supersonic flight and that Apollo 13 declared to Houston that they might have a problem. Closer to home Ted Heath became PM as 18yr olds were entitled to vote for the first time and the first ever Glastonbury Festival was held. But in the record racks of your nearest WHSmith were classics such as Bridge Over Troubled Water, Let it Be, Bitches Brew, Paranoid, The Man Who Sold The World…

Noel is picking up the reins of our first Re-Vision event with his personal choice of records from 1970 but he has promised to leave plenty of space for you to play your own selections, so please bring some along. The only criteria – that they were released in 1970 and you have it on vinyl.

We’ll be upstairs at The Triangle (47 Bradford Rd., Shipley) from 8pm and usually wind things down around 11.30pm). An amazing range of drinks are available to purchase from downstairs and we’ll try to provide a few free Indian snacks too. Everyone is welcome, those who’ve been before and those who have never come along but keep promising themselves they will. Hope to see you there!