Wednesday 30 October 2013

Bob Stanley book signing 3 November

Bob Stanley will be signing copies of his book Yeah Yeah Yeah: The Story of Modern Pop. It's an informative, amusing and passionate appraisal of the late-20th century's greatest art form, written with the warmth of a fan's beating heart and the insight of a critic's sharp eye.

You can buy the book on the day for the knockdown price of £17. And Bob will be DJing. Given his previous DJ sets, that alone is enough of a reason to come down.

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.”

Monday 7 October 2013

Coming Down This October

We've begun October already with a rootin' tootin' rock 'n' roll show with Rozi and Emma and some very special guests but you've already seen and enjoyed it or missed it and regretted it. Never fear, though, we've a ton of good stuff coming up. 

OCTOBER THE THIRTEENTH! Lucky for some, those some being the people who are there to enjoy Dan Mayfield's marvellous handmade record players which are incredibly cool. Accompanying music will be provided by our pals the legendary David Tattersall and the equally-but-differently legendary "Prog" Rob. This will all be great. 

OCTOBER THE TWENTIETH! Guest DJing today will be members of Talulah Gosh, The Dentists, The Would-be-goods, Armitage Shanks, Heavenly, The Claim Ft Vic Templar and Scarlet's Well, also a published poet and author and a publisher. WHAT??? We're delighted to be hosting a double header guest DJ slot featuring perennial pop dons Ian Greensmith and Peter Momtchiloff.  

OCTOBER THE TWENTY SEVENTH! while the delightful Karren and Sandy of the Stolen Wine Social Club play excellent records, Greg (who in this company has the role of chum, husband or brother-in-law depending on who he's sitting next to) will be rocking out his collection of fascinating and strange board games. Come along and sit in on a game, you'll be very welcome. 

All of the above comes with a side order of the usual mixture of good company, good music and sore heads. 

Keep your eyes out and your reading specs on for advance warning of a decidedly literary Hangover Lounge November, with a string of published authors coming to play records and another live show on Nov 24th (diarise THAT, suckers), but more of all that soon enough.