What ho Wombletonians! Brace yourselves for a barmy Bastille Day this coming Thursday, July 14th at 7pm. After months of badgering and leg-twisting, we are thrilled to have secured the disc jockey services of an esteemed gentleman of leisure and true spirit of mirth incarnate: DJ “Mr Sophisticato” AKA Stephen Holman.
Who is this Mr. Sophisticato / Holman? Well, for starters he is a British painter, performance artist and animation director known locally for founding notorious LA performance venue Theatre Carnivale in the late 1980s; also for creating stop-motion animation series for Nickelodeon, Warner Bros and Disney, and (in his spare time) exhibiting his psycho-ecological paintings at galleries including Track 16, Ghettogloss and Highland Park’s own Cafe de Leche. He is also known to us at Wombleton Records as one of our more discerning and left-field regularios.
Mr Sophisticato will be spinning eccentric selections from his collection of obscure and immature British pop, rock and kids’ records from the swinging 60s and psycho 70s. What to expect? Imagine yourself at the center of a rosy mist to the accompaniment of harps and lutes, experiencing the very peak of vivacity!
Yes, this event promises to be even more uproarious than the night you came home from Pongo Twistleton’s birthday party and mistook the standing lamp for a burglar. Don’t miss your chance to meet a man who has defied the notion that one can’t be a successful dictator AND design women’s underclothing. This is a rare appearance as vinyl DJ by our man Sophisticato, but rest assured, his cool head and undoubted thespian powers will see him through the day, Sirs.
THURSDAY JULY 14th “DEMENTED” BASTILLE DAY at WOMBLETON RECORDS with DJ SOPHISTICATO (aka Stephen Holman). 7pm
Then immediately thereafter, Wombleton’s pied DJ Ian Marshall will pipe you children over the cliffs to The Black Boar where he will once again join Jimi Hey as special guest at the weekly WoW!
Take a moment to visit Stephen Holman’s website:
SPECIAL BULLETIN: In two weeks time, Thurs July 28th at 8pm, we will have a special in-store live solo performance from ELEANOR FRIEDBERGER (THE FIERY FURNACES). One of her only Los Angeles-area dates this time around as she plugs her fabbo new LP “Last Summer” (which features a Wombleton name-check on the 2nd track).