Introducing . . . Vintage Violence
- Kit Macdonald
- 30 April 2009
The best new nights in town. This month: Vintage Violence
Residents Long-time friends Anastaziya Violence and Christopher Fast, whose previous night, Fast Punk Club, clocked up five years as one of Edinburgh’s finest evenings out before finishing up in January.
Guests Billed for the second edition of VV are DJ sets from Chrissy from The Gussets, Mike from Sara & the Snakes and Lysimachos of Popscure, though Chris is at pains to stress the informality of the Vintage Violence DJ booking policy: ‘It’ll basically just be our friends turning up and playing records.’
Music policy Primal rock’n’roll, 60s pop, post-punk, garage punk, rockabilly and the like.
What they say ‘We can’t put bands on at the Wee Red Bar at the time of night we’d need to, so we’ll be concentrating on having people DJ rather than play live,’ says Chris. ‘That could turn out to be a good thing, as it means there’s nothing to interrupt the dancing. It’ll be none too professional and we won’t be trying to educate anyone. Think of The Goulag Beat [the erstwhile, anarchic Edinburgh punk party in the basement of Ego] and you’ve got the general idea.’
What we say Few track records in Edinburgh clubbing can compare with that of Chris Fast, whose previous venture has been one of a handful of enduringly successful and high-quality nights during a generally unstable period for clubbing in the capital. The combination of his knack for filling a dancefloor and Anastaziya’s penchant for glittery, stomping rock nihilism should equal natural fun on a scale worthy of the 1970 John Cale album from which the night takes its name.
Vintage Violence, the Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh, Fri 8 May.