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mbrs of Blur, Oasis, Ride, Slowdive, Suede, Cocteau Twins & more hosting online listening parties of classic albums

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While we’re all spending lots more time at home, The CharlatansTim Burgess is organizing online interactive listening parties of classic UK Britpop, shoegaze and alternative albums, happening weekdays at 10 PM UK time (6 PM EDT) on Twitter, each hosted by a member of the respective bands. Things kick off tonight (3/23) with The Charlatans’ debut album, Some Friendly, hosted by Tim. Here’s the rest of the schedule for this week and next:

  • Monday (3/23): The CharlatansSome Friendly with Tim Burgess
  • Tuesday (3/24): Franz FerdinandS/T w/ Alex Kapranos
  • Wednesday (3/25): BlurParklife w/ David Rowntree
  • Thursday (3/26): RideGoing Blank Again w/ Andy Bell and Loz Colbert
  • Friday (3/27): OasisDefinitely Maybe with Liam Gallagher and Paul “Bonehead” Arthurs
  • Monday (3/30): Sleaford Mods Key Markets with the band
  • Tuesday (3/31): The Lightning SeedsJollification w/ Ian Broudie
  • Wednesday (4/1): Prefab SproutSteve McQueen with Wendy Smith
  • Thursday (4/2): The FallThe Wonderful & Frightening World of The Fall with Brix Smith Start
  • Friday (4/3): The Cocteau Twins – Heaven or Las Vegas with Simon Raymonde
  • Saturday (4/5): The CharlatansBetween 10th and 11th with Tim Burgess
  • Sunday (4/5) SlowdiveSlouvaki with Rachel Goswell and Nick Chaplin
  • Monday (4/6): Super Furry AnimalsMwng with Gruff Rhys
  • Tuesday (4/7) The CribsMen’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Whatever with the band and Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos
  • Wednesday (4/8): The Flaming LipsThe Soft Bulletin with Wayne Coyne
  • Thursday (4/9): Orange JuiceYou Can’t Hide Your Love Forever with Edwyn Collins
  • Friday (4/10): Mogwai –  Come On Die Young with Stuart Braithwaite
  • Monday (4/13): SuedeDog Man Star with Mat Osman
  • future albums dates TBD: Frankie Goes to HollywoodWelcome to the Pleasuredome, Saint EtienneSo Tough, and Haircut One Hundred – Pelican West.

Tim notes: “Play your copy of the album (or stream it) at 10pm on the dot on the given day. Follow the special guest(s) who will be hosting each session and tweet questions/ memories etc.” More info with Twitter links — and streams of all the albums — below.

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