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
Live albums, eh. As artists become increasingly reliant on their live shows to bring in the cash a live album is the next best thing for hard up music fans who miss out thanks to rapidly increasing ticket prices and “secondary market entrepreneurs”.
But they’re tricky purchases even for the committed music fan. For every Nirvana Unplugged or The Who Live at Leeds there’s Having Fun With Elvis on Stage (just the talky bits from Elvis at various concerts… as an album) or Vanilla Ice Extremely Live. Continue reading Live in Shipley – Saturday 26th March 2016
For our next event we are delighted to welcome Bradford-based band Gurgles as hosts for the evening. They will be choosing the records they love and that have influenced their own, unique sound. We’re also hoping that the band will join us for our March edition of the Record Club radio show on BCB Radio.
Gurgles describe themselves as “Bradfordprogpop” and features Gus Bousfield (also of Mucky Sailor, ex of Nope and the writer of a myriad of music for tv and radio), Nanette Brimble and Bradley Cunningham… Continue reading Gurgles – Saturday 27th February 2016
With some very high profile cinematic releases happening over the next few months, we thought it was high time that Record Club went to the movies. After all, Bradford *is* the first UNESCO City of Film and has a proud cinematic heritage. We also share our home with the fine Shipley Film Society. There really was no excuse!
Continue reading Record Club at The Movies – 28th November 2015
This month we are delighted to join the fringe programme of the Shipley Street Arts Festival, celebrating the best in national and regional street performers and musicians. And a massive inflatable whale, apparently. They have a watery theme this year so we couldn’t resist doing the same ourselves. Continue reading H2Ohhh!! 27th June 2015
**Updated with voting buttons 22 Feb**
As Ballboy once sang Space is brilliant! It’s so vast above our heads, such a place to marvel, to be inspired by – and so silent.
Space is also something we see around us every day back on terra firma. It’s what’s immediately around us. It what’s in our heads.
The possibilities of space are limitless.
We would like to try and have a Record Club that covers that breadth, that marvel – and unlike space, people feel they can just go to it….
Continue reading Space – 28th February, 2015, 8pm, at the Kirkgate Centre