According to the Laugharne Weekend website Scritti Politti will play live on Friday, April 4th, 2014 at the Millennium Hall at 7 pm.
Having trouble reading the text in the English language? The site is also available in Welsh.
Tickets can be purchased here.
Update: Green and Rhodri will be playing for sure. It is a small venue. Details to come.
We found this in our Bibbly-O-Inbox:
Yesterday afternoon Green presented his first show on BBC 6Music, sitting in for the regular presenter. It’s now up on iPlayer for you to enjoy:
Green played and talked about some of his favorite music. Next Sunday afternoon, the 5th of January, he will be doing another show. The shows are archived (for how long?) so you can check them out for a while I guess.
Edit January 1 2014: added the songs i could find in a Spotify playlist (Ellen)
Scritti Politti drummer from the 1970s Tom Worley put this fascinating tribute together of the great leader Nelson Mandela who passed away yesterday at 95. He has also been involved in the Piece One Day initiative and works with an organisation that helps companies build teamwork through music.
Thanks for these great contributions Tom! Nelson Mandela is one of my heroes and his legacy of freedom and democracy in South Africa will live on for generations.
Thanks to loyal longtime Bibbly-o-tek.com visitor David C and to the folks at theartsdesk.com you can now listen to Green Gartside’s new studio track “Fruit Tree” on the new “Way to Blue” Nick Drake Tribute album. (Green has performed live in the past.) Here is a quick clip of my favorite part of the song. Also, here is a link to a great article and the full version of the song on theartsdesk.com. You can also buy the track on iTunes here!
According to thisisnotretro.com BEF is scheduled to release Music of Quality and Distinction Volume 3 Dark on May 6th. The release includes Green covering The Delfonics “Didn’t I Blow Your Mind This Time.” This shouldn’t come as a complete surprise since Green performed this song live in 2011 with BEF. Here is our post about their special live event. Interesting follow up to this song from BEF Music of Quality and Distinction Volume 2 and Green Covering Steve Wonder’s classic “I Don’t Know Why I Love You.” Here is a link to a video of that remake! Concert goers claim that Green also sang the Stevie Wonder’s classic tune at the live event, but a I have never seen a video clip, which I would love to see and hear! In the immortal words of Ben Stein “Anyone? Bueller? Anyone?” ( Update April 2: Greg C posted this link to Amazon for a quick snippet on FaceBook.)
So I tracked back to the fact that Scritti hasn’t played Germany since 1979. April 9th to be exact. We have this listed in our Gigography section. I don’t have it memorized so I had to look it up. I found that they played here with Red Crayola. (Now known as Red Krayola.) Did you know they are from Texas? I didn’t. Who knew? They toured with Scritti back in the day. And they are still active. The poster has been around and on the internet for a long time.
Bibbly-o-tek.com visitor Roger Homes says that the gig was to play at Ratinger Hof in Düsseldorf , but was moved to the Okie Dokie in Neuss, a suburb of Düsseldorf. The Okie Dokie is still operating today. I suggest the band get a hold of them and see if they can add December 1st date at the Okie Dokie. It is only a short drive from Cologne, the last scheduled gig in Germany. If that happened, it could be truly epic!
After further review (American football fans will get the aformentioned reference) Scritti also played in Berlin in 1979. This was NOT in our gigography, so I thought I would mention it here. I found from this link that they played S036, a legendary venue in Kreuzberg’s Oranienstraße with Red Crayola as well. They played there on April 7th if that link is accurate.
If you are in Germany towards the end of this month, be sure to get tickets and see Scritti play live. If that doesn’t work for you, then try some of the UK dates in December. Or, pray for a 2006-esque miracle and hope they play North America again sometime soon.
28th November » Hamburg ¦ Kampnagel [tickets]
29th November » Berlin ¦ HAU [tickets]
30th November » Cologne ¦ Alte Kranhalle / Balloni [tickets]
11th December » Edinburgh ¦ Liquid Rooms [tickets]
12th December » Manchester ¦ Ritz [tickets]
13th December » Brighton ¦ Concorde 2 [tickets]
14th December » London ¦ Shepherds Bush Empire [tickets]
By the way Strohmeyer is German for Straw Tax Collector.