Coming soon to SHOP - the 24th February to be exact - RECORD CLUB!
Inspired by an article on the BBC some SHOP & friends decided to set up a record club, giving ourselves an excuse to play friends and friends we haven't met yet forgotten gems from our record collections.
So how will these nights work? There are a few simple rules already, but the aim of the night is to play 2 or 3 long play records and to really appreciate the music. These records might be old classics, forgotten gems or so brand spanking new the ink hasn't set on the sleeve.
The records will be nominated by the people in the club (via a comment on the blog or our twitter account) and voted on in the week before the night. We have no "music policy", if you love a record nominate it, regardless of genre, the records that win the vote will be the ones we play.
If the record you nominate is selected you'll need to bring it along to the club (so don't nominate records you don't own on vinyl or have lost!) and we'd like it if you'd introduce the record, don't worry it doesn't have to be anything long (just why you want to play the record, maybe some interesting facts stolen from wikipedia, you get the idea). You'll get to put the needle to the vinyl, too, try not to do a John Peel.
The first event will be on the 24th of February. Nominations for the first night are open now, so start sending in your choices. We'll open the vote on the 17th Februrary to give people a week to express their opinions. The votes will be counted on the 23rd and the proponents of the winning records will be notified by email/twitter to make sure they can attend the night and have the record to hand.
We'll be open at 7:30 and we'll aim to start playing the first record at eight. Feel free to bring some nibbles and drinks along.
*disclaimer - if you aren't from the 1950s and you don't drink milk/wear flatcaps/smoke, you may be refused entrance.
**disclaimer - the above disclaimer is a silly joke, everyone's welcome! SHOP does not accept any responsibility for any feelings momentarily hurt after reading the former disclaimer.