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Newsletter mailed 30th August

Posted on August 30, 2011
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Newsletter mailed today with 323 new items to subscribers. If your spam filter got it and you didn't receive it, drop me a line and I'll re-send.

The website will be updated in a few days time.

Next month's update will include plenty of music papers, cassette singles and a load of punk 7", the new Zounds 'Redemption of Zounds' on vinyl that some of you have been asking for and the Zounds singles box set.

Monochrome Set Newcastle 10th September 2011

Posted on August 29, 2011
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Cast A Long Shadow - An Evening With The Monochrome Set
Saturday 10th September 2011, 7:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

"How can anyone go through life without the dear, cuddly Monochrome Set?" - Morrissey

The most cinematic d'Anglais post punk bands, The Monochrome Set, walk to the big screen to cast a long shadow over the Star and Shadow Cinema tonight; from 1979, with an exclusive DVD screening of:
The Monochrome Set - M80 Festival Concert, Walker Arts Centre, Minneapolis, USA 22/09/79 (approx 45 mins)

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Compelling footage of The Monochrome Set's complete performance at the late 70s M80 US Festival. Filmed in back to mono-chrome, this atmospheric film captures 1979's best band in town out of town at the very beginning performing early numbers "He's Frank" (recently covered by Brighton Port Authority featuring Iggy Pop), "Eine Symphonie Des Grauens" and "Goodbye Joe" (also covered by Tracey Thorn) alongside unreleased "Fly Me To The Moon". An official DVD of the concert, poised for commercial release, will be available to purchase on the evening.

In complete contrast, the black and white Monochrome Set of 1979 will be followed by a very special live performance from a recently reunited and colourful 2011 line up:

Original members Bid, Lester Square and Andy Warren are joined by drummer Steve Brummell and keyboard player John Paul Moran. Still defying definition after thirty years, the band have returned to reap some reward from both critical and artistic applause along the way performing selected highlights from their stand-alone Rough Trade, Dindisc, Cherry Red and Blanco Y Negro back catalogues.

For more information visit: http://www.starandshadow.org.uk/on/gig/346

Blast Off 2011 Festival

Posted on August 12, 2011
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17th, 17th & 18th November sees the Blast Off! Festival taking place in Nottingham at Spanky Van Dykes. It's only £40 for a three day event of excellent granage and trash music.

 

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