03 July 2023 / Annie Waite

Summer Music Season 2023

Music journalist and Emmy-award winning writer David Quantick presents for you another season of eclectic music-related screenings and events, starting in July. Come along!

Book now for Studio Electrophonique >>Summer Music Season logoMusic expert David Quantick presents a broad range of music film screenings, special guest Q&As, and live musical performances.

David Quantick, standing in nighttime city scene.

See films at the Electric Palace throughout the summer, with bands featured including King Crimson, The Police, The Black Angels, Spacemen 3, Tina Turner, punk icons The Slits and The Raincoats, and the female sound pioneer, Delia Derbyshire.

Summer Music Season 2023 screenings line-up:

Saturday 8 July:
Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome (starring Tina Turner)

Jet back to the '80s in this post-apocalyptic action adventure with cracking stunts, a magnificent late Tina Turner, and Mel Gibson as the stern antihero.

Book now for Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome >>

Friday 21 and Saturday 22 July:
In The Court Of The Crimson King: King Crimson at 50

King Crimson band onstage showing large crowd Friday’s screening includes a Q&A with the film’s director Toby Amies and David Quantick, and on Saturday a late bar is open after the screening.

Contains extraordinary music, complex time signatures, meditations on mortality, and bad jokes. Looking back at 50 years of King Crimson is "a rollicking workplace comedy" - The Guardian.

Book now for King Crimson film >>

Saturday 29 July:
Under the Volcano

Andy Summers and Sting in Monserrat studioOn a remote Caribbean island, under the shadow of an active volcano, the world's biggest recording artists made music and myth that defined an era, in George Martin's studio that nurtured the stars of the MTV era. Features Sting, Jimmy Buffett, Mark Knopfler, Stewart Copeland, and Nick Rhodes.

Book now for Under the Volcano >>

Aylin LeclaireFriday 4 August:
Sculptural Rituals - includes live music from musical artist Aylin Leclaire

A night of experimental short films focusing on transformation, plus an exhilarating live performance from original and playful musical artist, Aylin Leclaire.

Book now for Sculptural Rituals >>

Friday 25 August:
'Trip' + Q&A with the film’s director Lilly Creightmore plus local drummer featured in the film, Billy Vis

three young men standing in countrysideThe story of the psychedelic sounds revival, featuring live performances and intimate behind the scenes footage from across the Global psych scene.

Book now for Trip >>

Saturday 9 September: Squaring the Circle: The Story of Hipgnosis

Find out the story behind the design gurus Hipgnosis, who created the album covers for some of the most iconic albums of all time. Featuring Paul McCartney, Dave Gilmour, Noel Gallagher and more.

Bring your favourite record sleeves along and stick around for a chat about album cover art with musician and artist Ross Clifford.

Book now for Hipgnosis film >>

Saturday 16 September:
woman from 1970s punk style looking at camera cheekilyStories from the She Punks - with live performance from Hastings Punk Choir AND special live Q&A with Enid Williams of Girlschool

Musicians-turned directors Gina Birch (The Raincoats) and Helen Reddington (The Chefs) interview the women who played instruments in punk bands in the 1970s in this witty doc starring Viv Albertine, Vivien Goldman, Palmolive and more.

Book now for Stories from the She Punks >>

Friday 22 September: Delia Derbyshire: The Myths and then legendary Tapes, and live Q&A

Explore the life and creative output of the inspirational electronic musician, sound pioneer and female outsider in post-war Britain, Delia Derbyshire. Includes soundtrack samples chosen with musician and performance artist Cosey Fanni Tutti.

Book now for Delia Derbyshire >>

Friday 29 September: A Film About Studio Electrophonique - plus short film

Revel in the popular synth sounds of Sheffield pop in this loving homage to Studio Electronique, where Pulp, ABC, Heaven 17 and even the Electric Armpits made their early recordings.

Book now for Studio Electrophonique >>

About David Quantick:

The renowned music journalist and comedy writer, who lives in Hastings, 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 Veep, The Day Today, The Thick of It and Harry Hill’s TV Burp and he presented Radio 2’s Blaggers Guide. He is now the author of several fiction books.

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