Preview: Crate Expectations at the Lantern, Colston Hall


When: 7th February
Where: The Lantern, Bristol
Tickets: £12.90 (+ bf)

In the wake of Neil Young ironically dismissing the recent vinyl revival as merely a ‘fashion statement‘ whilst promoting his new (and far from inexpensive) Pono Player, what better way to revel in the high times of wax than a day of complete vinyl appreciation.

Kicking off with a six-hour record fair (with over eighty stalls!) in its foyer, Colston Hall plays host to a day of all things vinyl for obsessives and dabblers alike; even more exciting news is that the fair will be followed by ‘Caught in the Middle of a Three Way Mix’. This is an audio and visual tribute to the Beastie Boys classic album Paul’s Boutique, from Solid Steel DJs Cheeba, Food and Moneyshot.

With each DJ covering a third of the album, their collaborative take uses original samples, demos, interviews and commentary forming part of what is described promisingly by the Guardian as a ‘combined scratch gig and history lesson‘. This will be the last ever time they are to perform this show so make sure you are there to be a part of it!

It only gets better as there will also be DJ sets from Format and John Stapleton, and a screening of Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton: This is Stones Throw Records. The official after-party is J Dilla Saved My Life affair which will take place a few yards away at Start The Bus.

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