Posts written during 'November 2011'
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Friday, 11th Nov 2011
The dress worn by the late Amy Winehouse for her iconic Back to Black album is to go under auction. Donated by the original designer Disaya Sorakraikitikul; the cream and red chiffon dress will go under the hammer as part of the Passion for Fashion event held at La Galleria, London at the end of this month. All the profits from the dress - which is predicted to sell for up to £20,000 - will go to the Amy Winehouse Foundation; a charity set up by the singer's family to help others struggling with addiction.
For more information on the Amy Winehouse Foundation, including details on the auction of the Back to Black dress; please visit http://www.amywinehousefoundation.co.uk/
Tuesday, 8th Nov 2011
Austin,Texas continues to be a melting pot for new and underground music, with the now infamous South by Southwest festival taking over its streets and venues every March and the aptly named Fun Fun Fun Fest completing its sixth instalment last weekend. The festival has grown a reputation as being one of the most relaxed, creative and pioneering in the US, with this year's line-up featuring an eclectic mix of artists including headline acts Slayer and Public Enemy.
Slayer play Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011
British act and Subculture favourite Four Tet brought his unique blend of folk electronica to the festival, playing alongside Flying Lotus and Odd Future at the new Auditorium Shoes venue. Staying true to its care-free consensus the weekend held several surprises; including a visit from actor Ryan Gosling and an impromptu wedding officiated by ex Black Flag member Henry Rollins!
Friday, 4th Nov 2011
Last night The Specials finished their 2011 European tour with a spectacular performance at London's Alexandra Palace. The venue was packed with a 12,000 strong crowd; many of whom were kitted out in original Rudeboy dress, with pork pie hats and Perry shirts in abundance. After projecting a montage of headlines from the late 70s onto the stage, the band opened with their debut single Gangsters, sending the crowd into a frenzy of excitement as they danced and joined in with the lyrics.
Continuing with a semi-chronological set packed with the band's greatest hits including A Message to You, Rudy, Too Much Too Young and Ghost Town; fans were treated to an energetic performance and the perfect finale to the tour. To celebrate the show, Fred Perry hosted exclusive pre and post show parties with DJ's including Felix Hall setting the mood with a medley of Ska, Reggae and Punk.