A taste of things to come

Matumbi – Man Sized Rocker (Instrumental) – Matumbi Music Corp

A couple of good things to look forward to if you’re down the big smoke over the next few weeks. The great Dennis “Blackbeard” Bovell will be playing some tunes upstairs at The Ritzy Cinema, Brixton for nothing (how good is that!) as part of David Katz’ Dub Me Always on Wednesday 9th July. More details here at their Facebook page.

dennis bovellBefore then as part of James Lavelle’s Meltdown on Sunday 22nd June there’s a free event down the Southbank called “Sunday Come Down” featuring Don Letts (Not Monty Don), James Lavelle and other top stuff as the day goes on. Let’s hope the weather keeps up. Here’s the line up cribbed from here. I’m sure it’ll change but it gives you clue what to expect.
12 noon – 1.30pm Don Letts
1.30pm – 2.30pm James Lavelle
2.30pm – 3pm Voicelab
3pm – 3.30pm JP Duncan
3.30pm – 4.15pm Jeremy Deller Acid Brass
4.15pm – 5.45pm Horsemeat Disco
5.45pm – 6.45pm James Priestley (Secretsundaze)
6.45pm – 7.15pm James Lavelle

Johnny Clarke – Hold on/King Tubby’s – The Baddest Version – Attack

This Saturday coming (June 14th) there’s a special screening of the Bunny Lee Film “I am the Gorgon” at the BFI, Southbank plus after a Q and A session with the director Diggory Kenrick and the narrator of the film and the legend that is Dennis Alcapone. There’s still a couple of tickets left for £6.50 here. I’m going and if I get a chance I’ll ask Dennis if he’s into gardening!


4 thoughts on “A taste of things to come

  1. Oh, cool! Thanks for mentioning these events!

    Dennis Bovell ended up doing an impromptu signing of Viv Albertine’s autobiography recently, in north London, was amazing to have him talk about his experiences with working with The Slits that night too – loved what he said about Slits being indisputably an important punk band, not a post-punk band as so many say in off-hand fashion in the after-years.

    Love the tunes – so thanks!

    • No bother. I’ve a couple of live cassettes of the band from 1977 and they are definitely not post-punk! But like everything, things develop and life tends to move on.

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    Cheers for loving the tunes and for getting in touch again, I hope the allotment is going well. Tessa Pollitt is supposedly DJing at that James Lavelle Sunday thing but it’s not on the early running order on the meltdown website so god knows.

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