Summer Music Season 2013

Films, live gigs and guest Q&As, hosted by music journalist David Quantick

For those who can’t make it to an expensive music festival this Summer, The Electric Palace cinema, Hastings, instead brings a much more affordable option to you.

david-quantick.JPGWe’re delighted to announce our first ever special season of music-themed events, guest curated by renowned music journalist and comedy writer, David Quantick (pictured, left). He has hand-picked a cluster of heart-swelling music-themed films and performances, Q&As and screenings, and will be hosting the events with his unique blend of deadpan wit and charm.

 “The Electric Palace is an amazingly good value cinema and club, with a huge range of brilliant films and shows. It’s run by local volunteers and caters fantastically to Hastings film fans. And there’s a bar!” quips Quantick.

The season launches on Saturday 3rd August and continues on occasional weekend nights throughout the Summer until our closing party screening on Sat 7th September 2013.

“At a time when high street shops and local businesses have struggled in this town, it’s great to have a Season like this, put on by a thriving local independent with roots in the community,” says Quantick.

For launch night, we’re showing a double bill including Last Shop Standing, a film featuring Billy Bragg, Richard Hawley, Paul Weller, Johnny Marr, Norman Cook, and others, which chronicles the rise and fall of the record shop on our high streets. Alongside it you’ll also see Quantick’s latest project, Snodgrass, a short film featuring Ian Hart as John Lennon, with its soundtrack provided by Martin Carr of The Boo Radleys.

Image of Mat MotteOther events within the Season include the documentaries Neil Young: Journeys (Sun 11 Aug) and the critically acclaimed Beware of Mr Baker (Sat 31 Aug). The Summer Music Season’s closing night (Sat 7 Sep) will include an informal screening of Talking Heads’ concert movie Stop Making Sense. To set the party mood, Mat Motte (pictured, right), one-time protégée of Blur’s Graham Coxon will also play a live gig on the night. “I find Mat’s work extraordinary and I’m looking forward to seeing this show,” Quantick says.

So come along, spread the word and let’s make some noise!


David Quantick has written for NME, Q, The Word and Uncut magazines, as well as authoring biographies of The Clash, Beck and Eddie Izzard. His TV writing credits include The Day Today, The Thick of It and TV Burp and he presents Radio 2’s Blaggers Guide.



Tickets are available in advance online from this website, or on the door.
Doors and the bar open at 7.15pm, screenings start at 8pm.

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