This Friday, 19 March at 7pm, the Bristol Shop is hosting a double bill of surf goodness along side Drift.
As well as SAS’s new film, ‘Protect Our Waves’, featuring the likes of Gabe Davies, Toby Donachie, Candice O’Donnell, Jack Johns, Jayce Robinson, Sam Bleakley, Nathan Phillips and Richie Sills, The Surfscreen will also be showing Cyrus Sutton’s ‘Under the Sun’, a beautiful exploration of the divergent scenes of Australia’s Gold Cost and Byron Bay.
It’s £3 on the door, but money raised will go to SAS, so come along and show your support.
Not sure how this slipped my attention for so long but for any fans of the riff, it's a must see.....
For every music fan who says rock ’n’ roll ain’t what it used to be; for every pundit who concurs with Hunter S. Thompson’s assessment of the music business as “a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free;” there are an equal number who will say that the business of creating and releasing innovative and satisfying music is as healthy as ever — it’s just done on a smaller scale.
Such Hawks, Such Hounds is a testament to the vitality of rock music. Relying only marginally on nostalgia, it says that at any point in history, the music being made is as worthy of attention as that of times past. It’s an introduction to an underheralded subgenre and a realization of its cinematic possibilities.
Such Hawks tells a story that needs to be told. Since the Alternative Revolution of the early 1990s, there has been a heightened interest in music with roots in the underground, hence such excellent genre studies as Hype!, Scratch and American Hardcore. While a similar celebration of sounds held dear, Such Hawks captures a moment as it is happening.
Such Hawks explores the music and musicians of the American hard rock underground circa 1970-2007, focusing on the psychedelic and ’70s proto-metal-derived styles that have in recent years formed a rich tapestry of unclassifiable sounds.
So tonight we have a Wee Do talk with Tom and Lara who wrote the blog World in Slow Motion, at the Carnaby store. We still have a few free tickets left, so get in touch if you'd like to come along...should be a really great evening.
On a similar note...
A guy I know (Rowan) and his friend Billy are going to be travelling to Cairo using only overground travel. The purpose of the trip- Rowan (a.k.a. Dizraeli) is an award winning rapper, who has been given an opportunity to perform Rebel Cell in Egypt. He is an environmental activist and has vowed to never fly again....hence the trip...oh and his friend Billy is a documentary film maker who is going to accompany him. They have built a website from which they will broadcast their journey as a daily blog, weekly video diary and finally documentary film.
So I was asked to help them promote it- if you can help to finance their trip in any way (they are having a fundraiser in Dalston, London on Wednesday night), follow their travels and most importantly take inspiration from how they are choosing to explore other coutries. They really want to illustrate how easy train travel is in the hopes to make a positive impact.