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
* Backstory: Late-night club in heart of Hackney
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* Kermit pic by Elspeth Moore, Wilson by Ian Tilton