Archive for October, 2011

Green Gartside plays two low-key London shows

Posted at 10pm on 10/25/11 by

In the mail:

Thursday 8th December & Friday 9th December
Green Gartside + Friends
The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Road, London E8 3AS
admission £12

To mark the end of the year that saw the release of the Scritti Politti retrospective, “Absolute”, Green will be playing two very low-key shows featuring Scritti Politti material – the first for nearly four years.

On successive nights, Green and friends will be taking over the small back room of a neighbourhood pub for two evenings of live music and DJs. Each night will conclude with an hour-long set by Green, accompanied by members of Scritti Politti and playing a mixture of very new, quite new, quite old and very old material.

Robyn Hitchcock and Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor will play short support sets; Rough Trade’s Geoff Travis will be taking care of DJ duties.

One batch of 50 tickets (per night) will go on sale at midday BST on Tuesday 8th NOVEMBER from the following URLs:

Thursday 8th December show: bit.ly/green-thursday
Friday 9th December show: bit.ly/green-friday

Another batch of 50 will be made available from the same URLs at midday on 29th November. And that’s it! A maximum of four tickets can be bought per person; no tickets will be available on the door on the night.

If you aren’t lucky enough to get hold of a ticket, Green hopes to repeat this event at some point early next year in the run up to the finishing of the next Scritti album.

Guardian’s daily dig in the past: The Sweetest Girl

Posted at 8pm on 10/21/11 by

We recieved an email from Nick Fletcher of the Guardian:

The Guardian is running a daily look at pop songs from the past – The Sweetest Girl was chosen on Monday 17 October.

That’s nice. Read Nick’s personal digging in the past →

Cupid Interviews

Posted at 3pm on 10/14/11 by

Here are 2 interviews recently unearthed from the Cupid and Psyche era.

Listen to an audio clip from an American radio station can heard here.

Thanks Justin Bindley for creating an MP3 from an old cassette and sending it on!

Watch a series of interviews and clips from MTV (from the 80′s when they played music!) that I found in my video archive that never made it to this site from my old Scritti Cola site. (It is still refreshing as ever!)

John

Green & Friends To Play Live Event to Cap 2011

Posted at 1pm on 10/14/11 by

From Scritti.net:

Thursday 8th December & Friday 9th December
Green Gartside + Friends
The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Road, London E8 3AS
admission £12

To mark the end of the year that saw the release of the Scritti Politti retrospective, “Absolute”, Green will be playing two very low-key shows featuring Scritti Politti material – the first for nearly four years.

On successive nights, Green and friends will be taking over the small back room of a neighbourhood pub for two evenings of live music and DJs. Each night will conclude with an hour-long set by Green, accompanied by members of Scritti Politti and playing a mixture of very new, quite new, quite old and very old material.

Robyn Hitchcock and Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor will play short support sets;
Rough Trade’s Geoff Travis will be taking care of DJ duties.

There are only 150 tickets available for each night. (The set list on both nights will be the same, so don’t buy tickets for both nights expecting to hear something different!) The first batches of 50 tickets will be put on sale at midday BST on Tuesday 18th October, when the following two links go live:

Thursday 8th December show: http://bit.ly/green-thursday
Friday 9th December show: http://bit.ly/green-friday

The remaining two batches of 50 will be put on sale at midday on the 8th November and 29th November. A maximum of four tickets can be bought per person.
NO TICKETS will be available on the door on the night.

If you aren’t lucky enough to get hold of a ticket, Green hopes to repeat this event at some point early next year in the run up to the finishing of the next Scritti album.

Thanks Rhodri!

John