This theme has been sat in the waiting area of our to do list for a while and it’s finally time to take it into the operating theatre. So, nice and simply – medically themed records, artists, songs, albums, etc., etc. Doctors, nurses, hospitals, clinics, medicine (good or bad), cures, symptoms, ailments, prescriptions, coughs, colds, hearts (ache-y and indeed break-y)…
We’ll have at least one featured album and will update the website once we know what it will be (hint – there are a lot of Cure albums available). BUT there will of course be lots of room for free play so make sure you bring your own stuff along to play on the pre-loved decks and MASSIVE speakers. Be as tenuous as you like but we’re sure there are plenty to choose from.
So, come and join us on Saturday 27th May. We’re at the Kirkgate Centre, 8pm, finishing at 11.30pm. Beers and snacks are available from the well stocked cash/card bar. Excellent company. with just a £3 on the door donation to help us cover our costs.
See you there!
Our April event finds us on the road again (alright, around the corner) and back at The Triangle in Shipley. They are celebrating their 2nd birthday and have asked The Record Club to pop up on Friday 28th April.
After the fine time we had back in February (and September last year) how could we say no! This time around we are very pleased to welcome Bob Stanley from the very excellent St Etienne, (pictured left with bandmate Pete Wiggs) who will be providing a DJ set during the evening.
For the rest of the night the turntables are open to free play. But it’s free play with a difference. For those interested in playing some of their own tunes we’ll break the rest of the evening down into short sets, a bit like we did with our 7×7 night. If you’d like a spot (around 20 mins) then do get in touch beforehand and we will do our very best to allocate you some time. It’ll be more or less first come first served, so please do get in touch before the night itself if you are interested. The list is already growing.
Just want to be there and chat / listen / dance? That’s cool too!
As it’s a pop up there is no entry donation. If you don’t know about The Triangle (where have you been??) they class themselves as a “Bottle Shop/Art Gallery/Record & Curiosity Shop/Coffee & Cake Specialist” and “selling the finest beers known to humanity”. Which we think is a fair description. Non-beers are also available to purchase of course.
You can find The Triangle at 47 Bradford Rd, Shipley BD18 3DS. Things kick off at 8ish and finish no later than midnight. Hope to see you there!
There have always been musical eccentrics, particularly in England. So sure of their path, they follow it despite the moods and fashions of the day.
This Record Club applauds and gives an outlet to those eccentrics. The ones who keep on doing their own thing. And keep on keeping on. And don’t even notice that nobody else seems to be doing it like them.
So three English cheers for the ones who are not afraid to be themselves! Even if others feel that they have become a little bit, you know, weird.
This event has been put together by RC regular Darren, who did such a fine job with the At The Movies night back in November 2015. Details remain firmly under wraps but we are promised a selection of records by said eccentrics (check out the image above for clues). There will also be room for you to play your own choices so bring along your own English Eccentric vinyl for a spin.
The usual rules apply. The decks switch on at 8pm at the Kirkgate Centre. £3 entrance donation to cover costs, cash & card bar and dazzling company (i.e. you).
See you there!
For February’s event we are a week earlier than usual and in a different venue. Confused?
Nah, thought not. Not that hard really.
So, we’re popping up at our old friends The Triangle at 47, Bradford Road, Shipley. We spent a great evening there in September as part of or Saltaire Festival Pop Up event so we thought we’d do it again. And fortunately The Triangle agreed. Could have been awkward otherwise.
This one is a free play night so bring along whatever you fancy, spin it on the pre-loved decks (or ask someone to do it for you) and enjoy great music, glittering company and a range of outstanding beers (non-beers also available).
No entrance fee for this one (but unlike Club Tropicana, the drinks aren’t free)
See you at 8pm on 17th February.
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