Mr Black Music reveals all in Hackney’s Oslo

Kermit 2 - credit Elspeth Moore
Greg Wilson photo by Ian Tilton
Hepcats: Wilson and, top, Kermit
Lloyd Bradley (publicity pic)
Bradley: expert

AN EXCELLENT British writer on black music, Lloyd “Bass Culture man” Bradley, will join two leading counterculturalists at Oslo on Saturday. Sounds grim, doesn’t it, but no, it will be part of the last- of-the-year Super Weird Happening in London, which promises to “brings some heartfelt feeling back into music.” (SWF’s words.)

SWH, you see, claims the current scene lacks emotion and, guess what, SWH has the solution: “renewed passion, meaning and hope, not to mention fun”. Hence the big attraction will be sessions from Greg Wilson and Kermit/Blind Arcade.

Bradley, author of several books and writer of the fine radio series, Sounds Like London – 100 Years of Black Music in the Capital, will lead a question-and-answer session.

The publicity concludes with stuff about “a strong, countercultural seam… a distinctly leftfield solar centre… illuminating proceedings… a series of unique, free-flowing experiences”. Don’t let it put you off.

Hamish Scott 291014

Super Weird Happening, Oslo, 1a Amhurst Rd, London E8 1LL (020 3553 4831) on Sat 1 Nov 2014 at 7.30, £10. Disabled access ramps. Lift to second (music) floor not installed. 

Backstory: Late-night club in heart of Hackney

Oslo club London E8 © david altheer
Oslo: getting ready for “a night of renewed passion, meaning and hope”. We all need hope

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* Kermit pic by Elspeth Moore, Wilson by Ian Tilton

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