Tim Burgess has launched a full programme of his popular listening parties, Getintothis’ Lewis Ridley has the full schedule, so far.
Tim Burgess of The Charlatans has extended his extensive programme of his popular listening parties as music fans stay bunkered for the foreseeable future.
If you’re late to this particular lockdown party, the premise is simple.
Log on to Twitter, drop the needle or click play on the album at the specified time, and enjoy live tweets from members of the band and fellow fans as the record plays.
What started as a couple of playbacks with the likes of Oasis guitarist Paul ‘Bonehead’ Arthurs talking through Definitely Maybe, grew to weeks of events and now Burgess has friends on board for parties taking us through the summer.
Tim’s Twitter Listening Party has been one beacon of light for music fans, many of whom are filling the evening void in which gigs often sit.
Burgess has also been inspiration for many other artists taking to live feeds to talk through their albums, take part in Q&As and even some live streamed secret sets.
The prominent dates in the next run of listening parties include the playback of Burgess’ Royal Albert Hall set on Thursday, 3 June.
There’s also playbacks for Prince, Joy Division, Mogwai and Caribou.
Liam Gallagher will celebrate the release of his new album, MTV Unplugged, with a very special Tim’s Twitter Listening Party on Friday, 12 June.
Gallagher will join Bonehead on Twitter discussing the album, giving fans a unique insight into the making of the record.
Full schedule for Tim’s Twitter Listening Party (more tbc):
Sunday, June 7
4pm: Prince: Sign o’ the times
6pm: Elisabeth Elektra: Mercurial
7pm: Gruff Rhys: Pang!
7pm: Fat Cops: Fat Cops
8pm: BMX Bandits: My Chain
9pm: Frank Turner: Positive Songs For Negative People
10pm: Mogwai: Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will
Monday, June 8
8pm: The Twang: Love It When I Feel Like This
9pm: Our Girl: Stranger Today
10pm: The Wedding Present: Seamonsters
Tuesday, June 9
8pm: Cabaret Voltaire: The Crackdown
9pm: Badly Drawn Boy: The Hour Of Bewilderbeast
10pm: Tom Grennan: Lighting Matches
Wednesday, June 10
8pm: Idlewild: 100 Broken Windows
9pm: Shed Seven: Change Giver
10pm: Everything Everything: Man Alive
Thursday, June 11
8pm: Cabbage: Young, Dumb And Full Of…
Friday, June 12
7pm: Liam Gallagher: MTV Unplugged (ft. Paul ‘Bonehead’ Arthurs)
8pm: The Tea Street Band: Frequency
9pm: Shed Seven: Instant Pleasures
10pm: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark: Dazzle Ships
Saturday, June 13
9pm: The Vaccines: What Did You Expect
10pm: The Charlatans: Modern Nature
Sunday, June 14
8pm: The Charlatans: The Charlatans
9pm: Tears For Fears: The Hurting
Monday, June 15
8pm: Get Cape Wear Cape: The Chronicles Of A Bohemian Teenager
9pm: The View: Hats Off To The Buskers
10pm: Caribou: Swim
Tuesday, June 16
9pm: Supergrass: In It For The Money
10pm: Camper Van Beethoven: Telephone Free Landslide Victory
Thursday, June 18
9pm: The Fratellis: Costello Music
Friday, June 19
8pm: The Magic Numbers: The Magic Numbers
9pm: Embrace: Drawn From Memory
10pm: Moloko: Statues
Saturday, June 20
6pm: Public Service Broadcasting: Every Valley
10pm: Edgar Wright: Baby Driver
Sunday, June 21
8pm: Stornoway: Beachcomber’s Windowsill
9pm: Laura Cantrell: Not The Tremblin’ Kind
Tuesday, June 23
9pm: Twisted Wheel: Twisted Wheel
Thursday, June 25
9pm: Kate Nash: Made of Bricks
Saturday, July 18
10pm: Joy Division: Closer