Sunday, 20 October 2013

Words and Music at the Hangover Lounge

4 authors are DJing at the Hangover Lounge on consecutive Sundays in November.

Volume 1, November 3: Bob Stanley
Bob Stanley’s Yeah Yeah Yeah: The Story of Modern Pop is a thorough – and thoroughly enjoyable – tour of popular music’s rich tapestry. Bob launched Words and Music by Saint Etienne at the Lounge last year with an exclusive Q&A. He’s DJed for us a few times before, always with excellent results. This time will be just as entertaining and engaging.

Volume 2, November 10: Sam Knee
A Scene In Between: Tripping Through the Fashions of UK Indie Music 1980-1988 is Sam Knee’s fascinating journey through the then-unheralded anoraks, oversized jumpers, leather trousers, bowlcut hairdos, blouse shirts and stripy t-shirts of 80s indie. Sam will be playing records by those now-heralded indie musicians.

Volume 3, November 17: Travis Elborough
Travis Elborough returns to the Lounge following publication of A London Year: 365 Days of City Life in Diaries, Journals and Letters.

A London Year vividly evokes moments in the lives of Londoners in the past, providing snapshots of the city’s inhabitants at work, at play, in pursuit of money, sex, entertainment, pleasure and power.

Travis’s bibliography includes The Long-player Goodbye: How Vinyl Changed the World, so he knows his records. His previous Hangover Lounge DJ sets have proved he’s capable of playing a relaxing set of high-quality refinement.

Volume 4: Richard King
Richard King has spent 20 years in the independent music business during which time he has worked at Domino Records as an A&R and world-class envelope stuffer.

He’s also the author of the acclaimed How Soon Is Now? the Madmen & Mavericks Who Made Independent Music.

The Sunday Times made it their music book of the year 2012:

“Beautifully researched, and unafraid to display a deep love of its subject on every page. Exhaustive and reflective, this is the definitive work on one of Briain's great artistic booms.”

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