Getting Away With It - Beer & 80's Electronica at Hop Burns & Black

£20 Per Head // 7 - 9.30pm, Thursday 26th May 2016

Hop Burns & Black, 38 East Dulwich Road, SE22 9AX

6 x tutored beer courses & great tunes all night.

When I was a kid, as well as being able to raid my Dadís fridge for beer, I was also privileged to leaf through his extensive record collection. From Radiohead to Pink Floyd, Roxy Music to Erasure and Rory Gallagher to Suede, his collection pretty much had every base covered. Music has, and always will be, my first love and for me thereís nothing better than kicking back with a great beer and some excellent tunes.

Two bands that were notably absent from his collection however, were Joy Division and New Order. These were one of the first bands where I started collecting records without my Dadís influence. I became somewhat obsessed with everything New Order and this eventually led me to the discovery of frontman Bernard Sumnerís collaborative project with The Smithsí Johnny Marr: Electronic. 

Revisiting these tracks recently while thinking what to do for my next tasting at Hop Burns and Black, it hit me. Weíve already done nights featuring some scintillating punk and post-punk tracks, so now itís time to put the guitars down and enjoy the synthesized sounds of the 80ís. You can expect the likes of the aforementioned New Order and Electronic as well as Erasure, Yazoo, (basically anything Vince Clarke was involved with) Pet Shop Boys and more.

Weíll work our way through six exceptional beers in my usual energetic and eclectic fashion and appreciate a different track at the end of each course. This isnít beer and music matching, itís just great beer, great music and lots of conversation. Our last two events sold out quickly, so make sure you grab your tickets early to avoid disappointment. 

Hop Burns & Black, London on Thursday 26 May 2016
Doors Open at 7:00PM
From 7:30PM to 9:30PM
Ticket Price: £20.00*
*booking fee applies