Season of the Witch: How the Occult Saved Rock and Roll


7pm £6 advance CLICK HERE / £8 on the door

With Peter Bebergal, Luke Turner & Mark Pilkington

Live music from The Stargazer's Assistant (David J Smith [Guapo, Cyclobe], David Knight [Shock Headed Peters, Unicazurn], Michael J York [Cyclobe, Urthona])

Boston-based author Peter Bebergal joins The Quietus' Luke Turner and Strange Attractor's Mark Pilkington for an illustrated discussion on the eternal, infernal relationship between music and magic. Copies of Peter's new book will be available on the night.

"Why have so many musicians covered their albums with occult symbols, laced lyrics with the stuff of myth and legend, and performed in the personas of gods and demons?. In 'SEASON OF THE WITCH: How the Occult Saved Rock and Roll', author and critic Peter Bebergal explores the deep and nuanced connection between rock and roll and the mysterious world of the occult. Drawing on key developmental moments in rock history, from its origins in slave song to the rise of electronic instruments in the ‘80s, Bebergal creates a rich narrative analysis of the genre and its mystical ties."