PLECTRUM LIVE EDITION: A NIGHT AT THE ROCKABILLY REVUEBAR…
where “it ain’t no sin to take off your skin, and dance around in your bones…”
Doors 7.30pm Performances begin 8pm
Tickets: £6 on the door
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An evening of live music, author readings and talks, screenings, and more, with
Max Décharné, The Wolfmen, Paul Willetts, Horst A. Friedrichs
Hosted by Guy Sangster Adams
On sale on the night:
All issues to date of the print edition of Plectrum - The Cultural Pick (more details: www.theculturalpick.com)
Featured performers' books, recordings, and merchandise which they will be happy to sign.
(please note no credit card facilities will be available on the night)
Writer and rock musician, playing a solo live set of the songs that have inspired him, and waxing lyrical about the history of Rockabilly, from his acclaimed new book, A Rocket in my Pocket: The Hipster’s Guide to Rockabilly Music, published by Serpent’s Tail.
‘A read as rip-roaring and exciting as the records and singers he eulogises.’ - Lois Wilson, Mojo
‘A fine book.’ - Mark Lamarr, Shake Rattle & Roll, BBC Radio 2
‘Magisterial.’ - Peter Curran, Loose Ends, BBC Radio 4
‘The definitive book on rockabilly... tells you all you need to know.’
- Andrew Weatherall, BBC 6Music
Max Décharné’s previous books include Straight from the Fridge, Dad: A Dictionary of Hipster Slang, and King’s Road: The Rise and Fall of the Hippest Street in the World, and he is the vocalist and keyboard player of The Flaming Stars.
THE WOLFMEN: Marilyn Monroe - Wam Bam JFK
An exclusive debut screening of the promo video for The Wolfmen’s new single, Marilyn Monroe - Wam Bam JFK, which will be released on Howl records in November 2010. The screening will also include a selection of The Wolfmen’s earlier videos.
The Wolfmen are Marco Pirroni (Siouxsie & The Banshees/Adam & The Ants/Sinead O’Connor) on guitars, and Chris Constantinou (Adam Ant/Jackie Onassid/Sinad O’Connor/Annabella Lwin) on vocals and bass guitar, and also features ‘percussion Zelig’, Preston Heyman (Massive Attack/Kate Bush/Adam Ant).
‘They’ve got pedigree, a full-on pedigree. I’ve been playing them on Radio 1 but, you know what? F**k pedigree, they’re an amazing band and they’re going to take you somewhere else musically…’ - Bobby Friction
‘These guys are f**king brilliant... I guess The Wolfmen just sound like heavy weights because they are.’ - Courtney Taylor-Taylor - The Dandy Warhols
‘Rock rage is wrapped in an ethereal halo.’ - Rolling Stone magazine
Marilyn Monroe - Wam Bam JFK is taken from The Wolfmen's prolific 2010 sessions with The Dandy Warhol’s Courtney Taylor-Taylor in the producer's chair, and tracks from ‘The Dandy Sessions’ will form The Wolfmen’s second album Married to the Eiffel Tower which will be released in 2011.
Including readings from his critically acclaimed new book, Members Only: The Life and Times of Paul Raymond (Serpent’s Tail), and rarely seen photographs and visual material, Paul Willett’s will explore the life of the founder of the infamous Raymond Revuebar, and with it the changing face of London’s Soho.
‘Thoroughly researched and extremely well-written, this is an impressive book.’ - The Observer
‘An exceptionally interesting slice of social history.’ - Lynn Barber, The Sunday Times
‘A triumph of research and patient industry, full of arresting incident and sub-celebrity walk-ons.’ - The Independent on Sunday
‘He is a brisk and witty writer, with an eye for quirky detail… Like a superior striptease, Willetts’s book is extremely diverting.’ The Evening Standard
Paul Willetts’ previous books include Fear and Loathing in Fitzrovia: The Bizarre Life of Julian Maclaren-Ross and North Soho 999: A True Story of Gun Crime in 1940s London.
HORST A. FRIEDRICHS
With photographs from his new book, Or Glory: 21st Century Rockers, projected onto the venue’s screen, Horst A. Friedrichs talks to Guy Sangster Adams about the process of documenting the perpetual impact of the music, clothing, motorcycles, and passion of the Rocker subculture.
‘Friedrichs' shooting style can be described as “classic reportage with a touch of fashion photography”, which is why it comes as no surprise that many of his image collections have been published as glossy coffee table books.’ - Desktop magazine
‘This book rocks!’ - Rolling Stone magazine (Germany)
German born, London based, but an internationally renowned photographer,
Friedrichs is an award winning photojournalist, whose work has appeared in many publications including The New York Times, Geo, and Stern. His books include the best-selling, I’m One: 21st Century Mods (Prestel), to which Or Glory is a companion volume.
GUY SANGSTER ADAMS
hosting the evening, the editor of Plectrum - The Cultural Pick. Plectrum is 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 Plectrum Live Edition events
which mix spoken word, author readings, live music, screenings, fashion shows, art, and more.