The Abstraction is the new band fronted by The Weather Prophets' Pete Astor, along with his friends James Hoare (Ultimate Painting), Rose Keeler-Schaffeler (KEEL HER) and Juan Jacinto. This trip to Southend is their first gig (or close to anyway). Don't miss it.
Ethan Johns joins us for a gig in the shop to launch his new record, Anamneis on Sunday 12th August at 2pm. It's free entry, and all ages are welcome.On this latest album you'll hear shades of Townes Van Zandt, The Grateful Dead, Hawkwind, Richard Thompson and The Band.Ethan has worked with Ryan Adams, Paul McCartney, Laura Marling, Kings Of Leon, Robyn Hitchcock, and loads more, and released four solo albums. Pre-order the record >> HEREFacebook Event Page >> HERE
Pete Astor is a bloody legend (mate). He was in Creation Records darlings The Loft and The Weather Prophets, amongst many other great bands. You may have seen him play in Southend earlier this year, when we brought him to town. If not, now's your chance to make amends as he's playing the shop, for free, on a Saturday afternoon (no excuses). He also has a great new record out in February, which you can order HERE Facebook Event Page - HERE
We have a couple of in-stores coming up in the next few weeks, both from Southend acts, and both well worth your time: Saturday 1st July, 1pm - ADCX (space-doom rock). More info HERE Sunday 9th July, 1pm - Steve Hooker (rockabilly blues and soul). More info HERE Both are free entry and all ages are welcome
For our latest South Social we had indie legend, and all round lovely man, Pete Astor headline, with support from MelodieGroup. Here's a video of Pete, backed by MG, performing the Loft's classic Why Does The Rain And some pictures, all by Gary Franklin, from the night