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Geoff Travis: The Culture of Independence

  • Fri, 05 May 2017
  • 7.30 PM - 9.30 PM
  • Tickets: £6/£4

Presented by Bido Lito! in partnership with Writing on the Wall Festival. Rough Trade Records founder and indie icon, Geoff Travis, discusses grassroots movements, independence and the spirit of revolution. He opened the Rough Trade record store in 1976, a place at the epicentre of the punk and counter-culture movements. A distribution co-operative followed suit, servicing independent record stores (including Liverpool’s own Probe) and allowing small labels such as Factory and 2 Tone to distribute nationally. He has since gone on to release a catalogue that almost defines the genre of independent music itself with Rough Trade Records. Now concentrating solely on the record label, which over the years has brought us music from the likes of The Smiths, Warpaint and Parquet Courts, Geoff will discuss keeping the independent spirit alive, with opportunities for attendees to quiz him.

7.30 doors. 8 - 9.30pm with post event DJ in the bar 

Tickets: £6/£4 or free to Bido Lito! Members. Sign up for the Bido Lito! Membership now at

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