We invite you to ‘A Summer Affair’ with Frankie & The Heartstrings, Johnny Foreigner and Everything Everything (DJ Set) this August Bank Holiday Sunday!
Kicking off from 1pm, the event includes a photography exhibition and an independent record market. UK band Frankie & The Heartstrings will be headlining the 300 capacity live room (supported by Johnny Foreigner), and Raw Meat will be hosting an after-party running until 3am with a DJ set from Everything Everything.
DAY PROGRAMME (Main bar / FREE)
(13:00 – 19:00)
Independent Label Fair
A Summer Affair will kick off with an afternoon of entirely guilt free record shopping as the main bar hosts an independent label market in aid of Support Act, a new music led initiative raising money for refugee charities. With donations from independent labels like Moshi Moshi, Domino, Bella Union and Phantasy (full list of labels that have donated further down) 100% of profits will go to Support Act.
For anyone wanting to start sooner, book yourself in for a brunch at Smokey Tails, Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen’s restaurant in residence at 11am to fuel up for some serious crate digging.
Photography exhibition with YOUTH CLUB
This photography exhibition, featuring photographers David Swindells and Dean Chalkley, is a nod to the personal stories and profound moments that helped us find our first ‘tribe’, going on to shape our adult identities and creative vision. From seeing your favourite band for the first time, to bravely embracing the chaos of the mosh pit, this collection of photographs from the 90’s and 00’s recognises the sense of belonging and friendships that are forged in this vital rite of passage.
Amidst a sea of online music discovery, Teen Spirit highlights the importance of nurturing gig culture and the essential roles of venues and festivals across the country in this process. A world where your feet stick to the carpets and your brand new footwear comes home covered in gig scum. The time where you enter your scene for the first time and the feeling that nothing will ever be the same again…
BANDS (Live Room)
(16:00 – 22:30)
Frankie & The Heartstrings are a heart-racing, foot-stomping British guitar band and join the ranks of great bands that that having played Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen’s 300 capacity live room (Florence & The Machine, Foals, Grimes, Mumford & Sons, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Grimes, Savages). Releasing on independent labels like Wichita, Rough Trade and Pop Sex, outside of writing and performing, Frankie & The Heartstrings have pushed the boundaries of what a traditional band do, opening their own record shop, Pop Recs Ltd, in their hometown of Sunderland as well as producing their own fanzine and releasing other artists on their own imprint.
Johnny Foreigner are also a band with an independent and DIY spirit. A critically acclaimed four-piece indie rock band from Birmingham releasing records through Alcohol in the UK, Lame-o in the USA, and Vinyl Junkie in Japan. Their fifth album, recorded with long-time producer Dominique James is out this summer on Alcopop! Records.
HUNCK were born out of the post-riot depths of Tottenham in 2013. Estranged childhood friends Frederik and Thomas reconnected after a series of heartbreaks, losses and unfortunate events to indulge and share their love in the gloomier sounds of long dead crooners such as Al Bowlly and Frank Sinatra.
Tickets: £10 (includes entry to the after-party).
CLUB (Live Room)
(22:30 – 3am)
The after-party will be hosted by Raw Meat – a team of forward thinking writers, musicians DJ’s and creatives that have become a ‘go to’ for everything indie over the last couple of years. From ‘Fresh Flesh’ their spotlight on upcoming artists, to their festival clash features, to their party starting weekly club nights at The Duke E17, the Raw Meat crew are the perfect hosts for the Summer Affair after party. Joined by very special guests Everything Everything (DJ set) and resident DJs Darren Parker and Jamie Read.
Tickets: £10 full event (£5 club only).
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