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Patrick Humphries will be in discussion here at South with music journalist Emily Mackay (Observer/Guardian/Quietus) about his recent book, Rolling Stones '69. It's free entry and the book will be on sale, with Patrick happy to sign copies afterwards. Facebook event page HERE In what was a momentous year of social change, the Rolling Stones experienced the most significant twelve months of their career. At the start of 1969, they were a successful blues band returning to their rock n roll roots after a recent experiment with psychedelia. By December, they had released the classic album Let It Bleed, lost...

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2015, book, Essex, John Doran, Jolly Lad, Martin Newell, May, poetry, readings, record shop, record shops, South, Southend, spoken word, The Cleaners From Venus -

John Doran, editor of the Quietus, appeared here on Saturday reading from his book Jolly Lad. It takes his Vice Magazine column and expands on those stories about drugs, drink, ghosts and regional bus timetables, highly recommended.  Buy it here  Support came from the Greatest Living Englishman Martin Newell, principle member of The Cleaners From Venus.  Martin read from his vast back catalogue of poems, including this one about our fine home county: ANTHEM FOR ESSEXTilty, Wimbish, Stebbing, Shopland Chipping Ongar, Ingatestone All the market towns and hamlets On the rivers Crouch or Colne West of Walton, east of Easton...

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Amphetamine Ballads, Barbed Wire Kisses, book, competition, Damon Albarn, Domino, Jesus & Mary Chain, Record Store Day, Southend, test pressing, The Amazing Snakheads, The Horrors, The Wobby Lamps, Thee Oh Sees, With Light And With Love, Woods, Zoe Howe -

A week on from Record Store Day so as good a time as any to say thanks to everybody that made it down, DJ'd and did singings.  Should've done this last week, but I was knackered, soz. If you didn't get a chance to come down we had Zoë Howe signing copies of her Jesus & Mary Chain book, Barbed Wire Kisses (copies still available in-store, a month before it's official release), and we had DJ turns from Gregory Wells from Domino Records, Paul Lagden from the Wobbly Lamps and my mate Dean.  It was a busy old day, opening...

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Barbed Wire Kisses, book, Domino, Essex, Jesus & Mary Chain, Record Shop, Record Store Day, South, Southend, The Wobby Lamps, Zoe Howe -

This Record Store Day, which takes place on Saturday 19th April, we make our debut! Throughout the day we'll have DJs, including Gregory Wells from Domino Recording Co. and his own Hey Moon label, and Paul Lagden, guitarist in Southend's own rock 'n roll reprobates The Wobbly Lamps. We also have Zoë Howe signing copies of her book Barbed Wire Kisses: The Jesus & Mary Chain Story, which is released exclusively to independent record shops that day.  Zoë has written acclaimed books on The Slits, Wilko Johnson, Florence & The Machine and is currently writing about Dr Feelgood legend Lee Brilleaux...

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