Sonic Youth Slept on My Floor; Music, Manchester & More
A special event to mark the publication of Hacienda resident DJ Dave Haslam’s new book; entitled 'Sonic Youth Slept on My Floor; Music, Manchester & More', a memoir of his life and work in some of the most interesting corners of contemporary culture.
After an audience Q&A, the evening will conclude with a book signing (copies of books by Dave and Paul will be available to buy on the night). The format for the evening includes readings from the book by Dave Haslam, and an onstage interview, audience Q&A and signing session. Unfortunately Paul Morley is unable to attend.
In his new book, Haslam documents encounters with inspiring characters including Tony Wilson, Nile Rodgers, Terry Hall, Neneh Cherry, Tracey Thorn, John Peel, Mark E Smith, Ian Brown, and John Lydon. Morrissey comes to tea; he meets writers including Raymond Carver and Jonathan Franzen; he discusses masturbation with Viv Albertine; he has a gun pulled on him at the Hacienda, a drug dealer threatens to slit his throat; and Sonic Youth sleep on his floor. It’s a masterful insider account of the Hacienda, the rise of Madchester and the birth of the rave era. And so much more...