|10 May 2012|
Doors: 7.30pm, performances begin 8pm
Plectrum-The Cultural Pick Live Edition
Presents an evening of love in peril including: literary rock ‘n’ roll with Nina Antonia, Deadcuts’ Mark Keds and Jerome Alexandre playing an exclusive electro-acoustic set, screenings of Crossfire (Ed Edwards, 2011, 9 mins) and The Rocking Horse (James Scott, 1962, 25 mins) and more, hosted by Guy Sangster Adams.
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Literary Rock ‘n’ Roll with Nina Antonia
‘in conversation’ with Guy Sangster Adams
and telling electric guitar accompanied doomed love stories of the jeunesse brûlée (burned youth) of the 1960s/1970s
Nina Antonia’s first book, Johnny Thunders – In Cold Blood (Cherry Red Books), has now been in print for 24 years, gaining cult status with each decade. During the writing of the book between 1982 and 1987 Nina became good friends with Thunders when he spent time in London. When it was updated in 2000, the NME hailed it as, ‘a gorgeously sordid biography’. The book marked the beginning of an off-kilter journey that has transcended the boundaries of rock journalism culminating in a collection of outsider literature, including her equally acclaimed biographies of The New York Dolls (Omnibus), Peter Perrett (SAF), and her glam memoir, The Prettiest Star (SAF).
She is currently working on her new book, Jeunesse Brûlée, (Burned Youth) which features an introduction by Peter Doherty, with whom she also appears in Richard Wolsencroft’s upcoming film, The Second Coming, based on WB Yeat’s apocalyptic poem. The film also features Jerome Alexandre with whom she regularly collaborates combining music with spoken word at live shows. An album of their work is also in the pipeline.
“The smartest chick I’ve ever met” – Johnny Thunders
“I love your Dolls and Thunders books – priceless information for one such as I and I’m so glad that you did them” – Morrissey
“Watch Nina write, she riots” – Peter Doherty
Deadcuts’ Mark Keds and Jerome Alexandre
playing an exclusive electro-acoustic set
“At the crux of myth and fact, there is Deadcuts. Formed on the first full moon of 2012, Deadcuts are the new treason; a fresh palette from a weary metropolis. Comprising perilous poetry and haunting riffs, Deadcuts encapsulate a feral mysticism and deadbeat glamour. From the Senseless Things to Jolt, the wraith like Keds has exerted an influence on the English music scene for more than a decade. He is the silent voice on the Libertines’ eponymously titled second album, having co-written Can’t Stand Me Now and can affect the tide of modish change with a lyric and a line-up as the mood takes him. Deadcuts guitarist, Jerome Alexandre, cut his teeth with The Skuzzies, whose debut, self-titled CD garnered praise in Classic Rock, Art Rocker, and Vive Le Rock. Deadcuts are sepia and nightfall, a scalding declaration of intent, the spectres come to take the crown.”
– Nina Antonia
(Ed Edwards, 2011, 9 mins)
Screening introduced by the film’s producer, Sam Edwards
Filmed on location amidst the civil unrest on the streets of central London in 2011.
A couple unwittingly get caught up in a riot during a day out in London.
The Rocking Horse
(James Scott, 1962, 25 mins)
Screening by arrangement with the BFI
Filmed on location on the streets of London’s Soho and West End in 1959-1960.
A chance love affair between a motorcycle riding rocker and an artist.
GUY SANGSTER ADAMS
hosting the evening
Guy Sangster Adams is the editor of Plectrum – The Cultural Pick, a multi-platform arts magazine with a bi-monthly print edition, whilst www.theculturalpick.com is home to the webzine edition which has a stand-alone content from the print edition, primarily focusing on reviews and previews. In addition there are regular P-TCP Live Edition events which mix spoken word, author readings, live music, screenings, fashion shows, art, and more.
Plectrum-The Cultural Pick: http://www.theculturalpick.com/