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Buffalo Bar

After 14 years London's Buffalo Bar is being forced to close by its new owners Delia Sparrow from the bar says: "It is with heavy hearts that we announce the imminent closure of the Buffalo Bar. We have been served a very short notice period from our new landlords, after being here for over 14 years. They remain undecided what to do with our space. It will remain closed for the foreseeable future. Make of that what you will. So, after all this time, we will be hosting our final event on New Years Eve, 2014. This night will serve as a fundraiser for our full time staff, who find themselves without a job just before Christmas... For anyone wants to come down and...

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South of Halloween

Tomorrow is Halloween, a good excuse to listen to loads of novelty music, rock & roll one-offs, and general schlocky nonsense.  So, we made an hour long mix of it!   You can stream or download the South of Halloween mixtape HERE (or in that player below)   The tracklist is:   1. Intro - Ghouladi 2. Goo Goo Muck - Ronnie Cook & The Gaylads 3. I'm The Wolfman - Round Robin 4. The Hearse - Terry Teen 5. Old Boris - Bela LaGoldstein 6. The Monster Hop - Bert Convy 7. Vampires Ball - Man Drake 8. Haunted - unknown 9. If You See This Ghoul, Play It Cool - Monster On The Beach advert 10. Monster Surf Party...

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Life tip #1- Get a saturday job in a record shop.

As a young girl growing up with a love for music, it was always a dream to work within the music industry, whether it be touring in world famous band or voicing your opinions on the airwaves - the music industry has always been the dream.  I can honestly say that I probably have one of the best jobs in the world. So here's the life tip for today; get a job in a record shop. In what other job can you sit and listen to music all day? I work on saturday and have for the last three months and apart from the weekly dates with the cardboard, it is the best day of my week.  Being here...

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The Pink Toothbrush is 30

This month The Pink Toothbrush, the UK's longest running alternative club, celebrates its 30th anniversary and they've got some celebrity DJs (and some others) to help the party along - Terry Hall from the Specials (or as he's known amongst my friends, Terry "Fucking" Hall), the bassist from the Smiths (who always introduces himself on email as "Mike Joyce, from the Smiths", wonder if Morrissey does that?) and some others.  Alongside the resident DJs, who over the years have had to put up with no end of abuse from drunken revellers demanding something other than the Killers (mostly from me, soz) Anyway, alongside those DJs there's a documentary, which you can see below.  Anybody that's spent longer than a day in...

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Ultramarine - Live at South

On 3rd November, 2014, Rough Trade will reissue Ultramarine's pioneering 1991 album Every Man And Woman Is A Star.  To coincide we have them playing live on Saturday 15th November at 1.30pm at South (their first ever gig in Essex no less!) “Perhaps the first and best stab at that seeming contradiction-in-terms, pastoral techno... all sun-ripened, meandering lassitude and undulant dub-sway tempos... like acid-house suffused with the folky-jazzy ambience of the Canterbury scene.” - Simon Reynolds (Energy Flash) Ultramarine have toured with Orbital, Bjork, and many others, released acclaimed albums on Rough Trade and Blanco Y Negro and collaborated with Robert Wyatt, Kevin Ayers, David McAlmont, and Lol Coxhill  

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