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Long Division & Unity Hall Fake Rolex Photo Exhibition

Calling local music photographers! As part of Long Division Music Festival 2012 we’re planning to cover the windows of Unity Hall with photos of Wakefield gigs over the years. Sadly some of us weren’t around in the 70s and 80s, but that’s not to mean we can’t put some smashing pics there!

This is where you come in. We only got permission to do this on Wednesday morning, which means that we’ve got 3 days to source and print lots of fake rolex photos. They can be anything related to the local music scene – from the days of the Mecca Ballroom, the Post Haste, or perhaps more recently Escobar and The Hop … or maybe you have some old pics from gigs at Unity Hall itself? Either way, we could do with scans of those photos for the exhibition, emailed to uh@jml.net which is a special email address for your image files.

But why stop at photos? We’d love to have scans of old fake rolex tickets, Wakefield Express articles, fanzines, posters… we can’t return things so will be printing copies, but anything’s fair game… please send ’em in quickly tho as we’ll be putting the exhibition up on Friday 1st June in advance of the final Unity Hall tour and Long Division Festival.

Now go go go go go!

Long Division Fringe Gig – 3rd June

We’re really quite chuffed to be curating a stage at the Long Division Festival Fringe on Sunday 3rd June, downstairs at The Hop, Wakefield – from 4:15pm we’re stepping it up a notch with some fab ear-bending electricness. On the bill are:

ANTONIO LULIC (2pm, Hepworth Gallery): Antonio Lulic is a rock-folk singer-songwriter from England’s fashionably impoverished North East. His deep and gravel-throated vocals combine with a powerful yet intimate lyrical style to deliver torrents of rootsy, passionate and uniquely soulful music. (nike men shoes Website)

ULTRAXINE (4:20pm downstairs at The Hop): Powerpoppunkrock for the masses! Ultraxine play feisty girl-fronted pop-punk with a definite snarl – “dirty-mouthed poprockpunk with a huge dollop of sweet stuff” (Website)

PROPANE PENNY (5:20pm downstairs at The Hop): Making seamless transitions between Blink-182-esque punchy, pop-punk riffs, and swimming, melodic passages reminiscent of Dire Straits seem effortless and natural, they produce a diversity and dynamic which seems to incorporate influence from every positive aspect of contemporary rock. (Website)

ALICE AT LAST (6:30pm upstairs at The Hop): A four piece with an aggressively powerful sound, occasionally combined with subtle Chili Pepper-esque riffs are known for their catchy choruses and energetic live performances. (nike men shoes Website)

FREEDOM OF THE CITY (6:20pm downstairs at The Hop): A four piece Indie/Pop/Rock band hailing from the birthplace of Indie: Manchester. Catchy guitar riffs, lock-groove drum beats, soaring vocal hooks, pint-in-the-air chorus melodies and a dirty raw guitar sound! (Website)

Free in! Come down, have a beer, listen to some really very splendid bands and come down from Saturday’s full Long Division (and what a line-up, go see their site for more info!).

(There’s also a Facebook Event for the Fringe gig…)


Coming Up In May & June

We’ve got a pile of new stuff coming up in May and June in the run-up to Clarence 2012.

First off, from Saturday 5th May we’ll be putting on Saturday afternoon acoustic acts in Wakefield Theatre Royal & Opera House Café. These will feature solo artists and acoustic groups from the local area and beyond – kick back and relax with a latté while being entertained, in the chilled surroundings of the Theatre’s recently refurbished café. More details available here soon.

On Saturday 12th May we’re pleased to be hosting Wakefield Young Band Showcase at Clarence Park from 2pm-6pm, featuring bands I R Hero, Saving Saturday and Red Light Riot. All three are indie bands and guaranteed to rock. A good sunny day on the hill and a few beers will set the day off nicely!

Then on Sunday 3rd June we’re curating an afternoon of music downstairs at The Hop, Wakefield as part of the Long Division Festival Fringe. From 2pm-7pm we’ll have a variety of acts including Propane Penny, Ultraxine and Antonio Lulić with the full lineup to follow closer to the chaussures nike basketball event. The Hop’s also child-friendly until 7pm so feel free to bring your little’uns down and hopefully it’ll be nice for a sit-down in the beer garden.

In the midst of all of this of course there’s KT’s PURE nights at The Hop every Thursday and a couple of brass bands in the park to tickle your fancy: check our events guide for the latest dates and what we’ve got going on!