Adult Entertainment is a new two-part band formed by musician, artist, poet and Salford club scene Charlotte Cannon with Adrian Flanagan (The Moonlandingz, International Pop Teacher, Eccentronic Research Council).
With music due later this year, the pair are kicking off a series of late night parties across the UK, starting with an appearance at The Social in London this Friday (February 21). Tickets are available here.
To celebrate, they shared a clip of themselves performing exclusively with The Quietus live at Adult Entertainment HQ. You can take a look at what Cannon calls the “Artistic Response to January 31, 2020” above.
“It’s like the 70’s again, isn’t it?” adds Flanagan. “Right-wing extremist dogma is being pushed on the people, racism is on the rise, unrest, extreme poverty, sexism. Right now, Great Britain is like being held against our will on the set of a particularly ‘nasty’ carry-on film!”
The first late night adult entertainment party was held this past weekend in Sheffield, where Richard Hawley was DJing and doing R&R and stripper music for 50’s and 60’s DJs, an “unspecified European guy named Dimitri” [sang] about cars and nightclub sales, “and Adult Entertainment played a set that supposedly” gave a sensual pounding and sent everyone home grinning but bony legs. “
The social show is supported by Mushy P (aka Lottie Pendlebury from Goat Girl) as well as DJ sets from the Heavenly Records crew. The following Friday (February 28th) their “3 Fridays In February Tour” in Manchester ends with an “Acid Heavy” DJ set by Graham Massey.
“Given the death of Governor Andrew Weatherhall this week, it is only right that this weekend (and every weekend for eternity) – everyone, wherever they are – should face each other and celebrate, expose and resist !! “says Flanagan of the shows.
Adult Entertainment’s upcoming live shows are listed below.
21 – The Social, London
28 – JA Keller, Manchester
03 – The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
25 – Headrow House, Leeds
16 – PSYK 2020, Liverpool