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!
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!
Elvis was the guitar man, Ziggy played guitar, Bryan Adams got his first real six string at the five and dime, Bob Marley was jamming and Joan Jett loved her rock n roll…
This month we celebrate all that is great and good about the guitar and the heroes who provide their unforgettable sound. Six string or twelve (or maybe just four), from blues and acoustic, to rock, jazz and jangly pop – our night of guitar greats promises to be full of unforgettable riffs, rhythms and solos.
Noel is taking charge of this one. The evening will include a side each from two featured albums – Eric Clapton’s ‘Me and Mr Johnson’ (his tribute to the legendary guitarist Robert Johnson) and Joanne Shaw Taylor’s 2016 album ‘Wild’. Joanne is a British blues guitarist who has just been signed by Sony.
Each album will be followed by a short session of linked guitar based tracks. And of course there’ll be plenty of time in between for you to share your favourite guitar-based tunes on vinyl.
We crack on from 8pm upstairs at the Triangle, while downstairs you’ll find a cash/card bar stocking the finest selection of drinks known to mankind.
See you there!
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.
It’s that time of year again, when you and more than a million others race Chris Rea in a bid to get to that mystical of places, Home.
But before you brave the roads, rails or towpaths, join The Record Club in our own front room to enjoy an evening of vinyl, listening to and playing songs about home, family and everything in between. And as it’s December, the odd Christmas song wouldn’t be frowned upon. Tis the season to be jolly after all. To get you going, we’ll be playing The Family by Satchel in its entirety, but we’re sure Sly will bring his Family Stone, John Lennon will bring his Mother and Depeche Mode will come Home.
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We do love a good pop-up from time to time and have been promising to do this one for ages.
Recently celebrating it’s fourth birthday serving the finest in beers, charcuterie and vinyl, the Record Café is understandably a popular haunt for many a Record Clubber. So we were chuffed to be able to put this Sunday afternoon pop-up together.
The usual pop up rules apply. Turn up with some of your favourite vinyl and take turns to spin it for everyone’s entertainment. This time it’ll be a relaxed, Sunday afternoon vibe, ideal for winding down after some early Christmas shopping or just avoiding the Sunday lunch washing up…
Things get going from 1pm and we’ll look to wrap up by 5.30pm. Hope you can join us!
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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