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    Posted: July 06 2010 at 14:53
Interstellar: For the benefit of the Syd Barrett Fund
Type:      Music and art - Performance
Date:      Tuesday, 13 July 2010
Time:      19:30 - 23:00
Location: London: 93 FEET EAST

The memory of rock icon Syd Barrett is to be celebrated in London this July at 93 Feet East.

This event is part of the Syd Barrett Fund’s activity to mark forty years since Syd’s debut solo album was released.

The Syd Barrett Fund was set up by Syd’s sister Rosemary Breen following his death in 2006. The fund exists to support the work of Escape Artists.

‘Skinbat Scramble’, unleash a post punk, psychedelic wall of sound to get the night underway. Forming in the late 1970s as a prog goth electro psychedelic band from the Punk Scene of Medway and London, The Skinbats have seen numerous line-up changes; the current collective includes Karl Gent once of Mumm-Ra.

‘All schools are strange’ music spans over many genres with hooky riffs and experimental lyrics. The band set up their own record label ‘Strange Music’ and released their first album ‘Beyond the Door’ in 1996. They have been described by the BBC as ‘having the song writing adventures of Rush and the panache of T. Rex.’ All Schools appeared at Camden’s Bolantine Bop in February 2010, an event which attracted fans from across the UK, the US, Germany, Sweden and Italy. Following Interstellar the band will head to the world-famous Edinburgh Festival this August.

Last but not least are reformed Post Punk/New Wave band
Department S. Formed in 1980, evolving from Punk/Ska outfit Guns for Hire, Department S’s early career saw them enjoy success with the RCA released ‘Is Vic There’, which gained them a spot on ‘Top of the Pops’. The band also secured the Holy Grail of a Peel Session in 1980 and a number 1 hit in Spain. Splitting in 1982, the band reformed in 2007 and sold out the 100 Club early in 2010. Massive Barrett fans, Department S are writing a song for inclusion on their forth coming album about Syd, and are sure to bring ‘Interstellar’ at 93 Feet East to a memorable climax.

AND as well as all of that we have Spencer Rocks spinning some tunes AND a display of American artist Anna Cooper 'The day goes By' hand illistrated story book, of which Syd is the central chracter.

Expect energetic performances, psychedelic noise and perhaps a few cover versions of Syd’s inspirational work, that said, it wouldn’t be a tribute to Syd Barrett if we knew exactly what was going to happen.

Tickets are £5 and can be bought either on the night or from this link:
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/84316
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