For those long term Recommender followers, you will have seen how this blog has improved and grown, step by step, into the beautiful monster it is today. Well, to all of you, here’s our biggest leap of evolution yet!
The Recommender will now be throwing monthly blog parties at a venue in the centre of the city in which this blog was born, Brighton, UK. As one of England’s youngest and most forward thinking cities, it seems the perfect home. We will be showcasing the excellent music that we’ve been critiquing on the blog over recent years, so expect cutting edge cool, each and every month.
RECOMMENDER MIXTAPE # 1
Alongside the two live performances from our hand-picked bands, we will have a few additional, unique, regular features. As Seth Godin once proclaimed, “be remarkable”, “be that purple cow”, so we are taking a fresh approach, throwing proper parties, with ingredients that people have never experienced before…
How will we do this? Well, these extra features include one of our cities rising stars in the world of fashion photography, Eleni Mettyear, who will be setting up her monthly ‘Photoboosh‘. An area all her own where she will be capturing portraits of all you beautiful people, so bring your best face. All subsequent shots will appear for your review on it’s own section on The Recommender.
Additionally, we’ve recruited Brighton’s talented designers of couture lingerie, the Ophelia Fancy girls. They will be joining us, dressed, (or should that be undressed), in their unbelievably gorgeous outfits handing out goodies to all who attend.
The items being given out at the end of each and every party will include The Recommender’s Gift Bags. Among lots of other exciting bits, these will always include Recommender badges, stickers and the soon to be legendary Recommender Mixtapes, (see above), which will be a mix of the music we have blogged. Each one will be unique to that night’s party.
As for our launch event, we will have Woo!worths hitting the stage first, an amazing local band, who blast out hook-filled electro pop. It will be the ideal party-starter and we couldn’t be more pleased to be a part of their rapid ascendancy.
Headlining the night will be Plugs, one of the most upbeat and enjoyable indie dance acts of recent years. This is the new project from Morgan Quaintance, formerly with Does It Offend You, Yeah?. If anyone knows how to whip the crowd into a creamy froth then it’s this masterful group of performers.
Every night we will also have the magical Battery Powered DJs, a pair of proper Brighton scenesters. There’s a reason they appear at every cool event in town, because they know how to own the dancefloor. They’ve agreed to play selections that are purely from The Recommender’s awesome archives.
Tickets are available from Ape, Resident and Rounder Records. If you can’t get to the shops in person, simply phone them and ask them to put a ticket on the door for you and they’ve agreed to help. It’s only £3 advance and £4 on the door, as we seriously don’t want anyone missing out on the action.
This is the future of partying. Welcome to the purple cow evolution…