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Barrence Whitfield & The Savages

A little later than planned, but here's a video of Barrence Whitfield & The Savages playing our first ever in-store captured by Agency Southend Not only is it pretty amazing that Barrence and his Savages played here, them being one of my favourite bands and all, but the guitarist Peter Greenberg and the bass player Phil Lenker were both in seminal Boston punk band The Lyres!  They both seemed a little confused that somebody from Essex, who's never set foot in Boston, firstly knew their first band so well and was a little awestruck to meet them.  I made Peter have his photo taken with me after their gig that night, much to his bemusement.  Neither of us look good...

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In-Store Playlists

Everyday we put together a playlist on Spotify which we then post on Twitter, so you know what we're listening to when you're here browsing. We posted links here to most of them before, but because that takes forever to do here's our Spotify profile, where you can find them all, alongside some older playlists - Afrika Bambaataa's Roxy Top 100, el Guincho's album inspirations, some Motown non-hits etc  So, if you're keen, here it is - South on Spotify

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Barrence Whitfield & The Savages In-Store

On Thursday 15th May (our two month anniversary fact fans), Barrence Whitfield & The Savages drop by to christen our shop with our first ever in-store performance.   They'll be playing a short set from 5.30pm, before heading over to the Railway for a gig that evening.  Make sure you arrive early, as we're a small shop and can only fit in so many people! If you're not familiar with Barrence and his Savages, sit back and let me fill you in with a potted history: Barrence Whitfield is a full-throttle soul screamer in the spirit of Little Richard, Wilson Pickett and Solomon Burke. He has been described as the owner of one incredible pair of lungs, with limitless energy...

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NME

If you didn't have your magnifying glass to hand as you rushed to your local newsagents to purchase this week's New Musical Express you may have missed that we were featured as Top Of The Shops.  Which, as pointed out by Dean, leaves me in the enviable position of having been featured as club of the week and shop of the week in the same magazine (with a 10 year gap between them).  Once my debut album comes out I'll be gunning for that worst artwork of the week award to complete the set.

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Record Store Day, The Horrors competition etc.

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 early, selling loads of Adam & The Ants reissues and then going to the pub after to stare at my...

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