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FRIDAY 9th SEPTEMBER

DELTA RADIO BAND
FRI 9th SEPT
@ 20:30 and 21:30

Delta Radio perform: 'A Tribute to Muddy Waters' Electric Mud'

In 1967 blues giant Muddy Waters' career had stalled, and upon the suggestion of Marshall Chess of the legendary Chess record label, he reluctantly agreed to try an experimental recording with psychedelic musicians. It was an attempt to re-imagine electric blues music and update his sound for a younger audience.

Chess gathered "the hottest, most avante garde rock guys in Chicago" including Pete Cosey (later to play with Miles Davis) on lead guitar, Phil Upchurch and Roland Faulkner on rhythm guitar, Louis Satterfield on bass, Gene Barge on tenor sax, Charles Stepney (later of Rotary Connection) on organ, and Morris Jennings on drums. Together they created an album of fuzz and wah-wah laden psychedelic blues rock that went on to influence artists ranging from Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones, to Chuck D and Julian Cope. Jimi Hendrix was even said to listen to the track 'Herbert Harper's Free Press News' backstage every night before he played a show. It also became Waters' best selling album for Chess with 150,000 copies sold in the first six weeks of its release.

But whilst psychedelic musicians loved the record, blues purists hated it, with Muddy himself often commenting in interviews of his dissatisfaction with it. Muddy didn't contribute to the record instrumentally, only recording vocal tracks, and the album didn't feel natural to him. It was too experimental and didn't follow the rules of the blues music that he was familiar with. For this reason, Muddy Waters was never able or willing to perform any of the material from the album live.

Delta Radio are a psychedelic electric blues group from Wrexham. In this one-off show for the Summer of Love festival they are going to play a live interpretation of Electric Mud. The band will play the album in two sets, in track order, with each set representing the two sides of the original vinyl record. The show will also feature specially prepared visuals from local musician and visual artist Andy Garside.

SOPHIE McKEAND
FRI 9th SEPT @ 19:30

Sophie McKeand was the Poet in Residence at Focus Wales Festival this year. She'll be performing a 30min experimental spoken word set incorporating projections and noise, that will include a brand new piece commissioned for Focus Wales.


 


SATURDAY 10th SEPTEMBER

Hidden music in The VOID
SAT 10th SEPT
@ 19:30 / 20:30 / 21:45

A hidden music, that is heard but seen in silhouettes

Six improvisers perform in sound and are seen via projected silhouettes onto a cinema screen. An invitation to the eyes and ears to be playful and explore as the source of the sounds are hidden and seen in projections.

Hidden music, improv movement 1 19:30pm
Hidden music, improv movement 2 20:30pm
Hidden music, improv movement 3 21:45pm

Performed By
Andrew Hooker - No input mixer
Camilla Cancantata - Trombone, Voice
Mark Huckridge - Live sampling
Phil Morton - Accidents & Treatments
Phil Lucking - Trumpets
Steve Nicholls - Guitar

MOVIES IN THE VOID

This year our very own Barry Convex makes our screening selections.

licensed through filmbank media

VIDEODROME
SAT 10th SEPT @ 14:30

James Woods and Debbie Harry star in David Cronenberg's violent 'techno surrealist' horror. Not for the faint hearted! (this film contains scenes that some people may find disturbing or distressing). Over 18s Only.

ZABRISKIE POINT
SAT 10th SEPT @ 16:00

A fugitive campus radical (Mark Frechette) steals a plane and meets a secretary (Daria Halprin) in Death Valley. Michelangelo Antonioni's counterculture classic, soundtracked by PINK FLOYD. Rated 15, some violent scenes.


 

 


WEEKEND PASSES
FRIDAY ONLY
SATURDAY ONLY

SUMMER OF LOVE #2 WILL TAKE PLACE ON

9th-10th SEPTEMBER 2016

@ UNDEGUN ART SPACE, WREXHAM, NORTH WALES

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