Off The Record #1 – "Debut"


location 64 Theobalds Rd | 7 PM-9:30 PM Wednesday 25 February 2015 (GMT)

The first in a regular series of music meetups

Off The Record is a monthly London-based music meetup. The event is centered around making time to listening and appreciating music – specifically, an album in full.

This is our first event so we're still working out the details, but it'll go something like this: people will arrive, grab food/drinks from the lovely bar and café, and we'll sit back and listen to an entire album together, followed by a group chat about it – yep, a bit like a book club.

What's the point? Why not just listen to it beforehand? Well, half-listening to an album while you're grappling for space on the tube or pretending to work at your desk for the last hour of a Wednesday isn't the best way to make time for experiencing a record. We want to try to experiment with putting aside time to engage properly with an album, really devote half an hour or so to taking it in, then hearing what other people thought of it. And discovering new stuff that other people really love. That's the idea.

The event is free, but there's a minimum spend behind the bar which I, Matt (your host) will have to cover if we don't reach it. If everyone spends £15 or thereabouts we'll be fine – the food's great and there's a good selection of wine, beer and soft drinks (and good coffee).

UPDATE: You can now vote on what record to play for the first event! Go to the official Off The Record site to cast your vote from the following selection:

  • Elvis Costello – My Aim Is True (1977)
  • Against Me! – Reinventing Axl Rose (2002)
  • The Evens – The Evens (2005)
  • The Exploding Hearts – Guitar Romantic (2003)
  • The Tallest Man On Earth – Shallow Grave (2008)

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Location

64 Theobalds Rd

64 Theobalds Rd, London WC1X 8SF, UK

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