Join The World’s Virtual Pub Quiz

Join The World’s Virtual Pub Quiz

Join The World’s Virtual Pub Quiz

Sunday Fundays are but a distant memory… a bloody Mary to kick things off followed by a roast dinner at your favourite local, finally cramming around a table with your music-nerd-pals to take part in a pub quiz.

We feel you – The Boogaloo Pub was a weekend shrine for the hungover and the hungry and our pub quiz was categorically legendary.

Luckily, with technology on our side we are able to bring you a slice of your usual Sunday shenanigans with our ‘Quizness As Usual’ music quiz, live on Boogaloo Radio every week 8-10 pm GMT.

You can win prizes too. We are awarding the winners each week with a meal and a drink on the house at The Boogaloo Pub, when it re-opens. If you’ve tried the chicken wings you know that we’re not messing about here.

To get involved, use this sign up for below. Tell us your team name and where you’re playing from and we’ll shout you out this week!

Sign Up To The Pub Quiz

Egyptian Elbows Joins Boogaloo Radio

Egyptian Elbows Joins Boogaloo Radio

Egyptian Elbows Joins Boogaloo Radio

Who?

Egyptian Elbows is a new music promotion company ran by Max and Rob. They are buddies with Karl Johnson of the Hard of Hearing show, which promotes a similar style of music.

What Can You Expect?

All new music, pan-genre. A chance to get your teeth stuck into something new. You probably won’t hear this stuff on commercial radio. Loyle Carner, Dirty Dike, The Beta Band, PVA etc.

When?

Tuesdays 8-10pm gmt. 

 

 

Medium vs. Music: Cherry Red Records Joins Boogaloo Radio

Medium vs. Music: Cherry Red Records Joins Boogaloo Radio

Medium vs. Music: Cherry Red Records Joins Boogaloo Radio

‘We’ve been not so much ‘specific’ but what we feel is important as a music release…’

Cherry Red is a record label founded way back in 1978 by a man called Iain McNay. Fast forward to Nov 2019 and they’re joining ranks with us, by bringing you an official ‘Cherry Red Records’ show every Sunday 8-10pm hosted by Iain himself. 

Now, we would have had some of you at ‘McNay’, but for those not familiar with this iconic label, read on and get to know your new favourite show on Boogaloo…

‘My fear is anyone that’s too balanced as a character, probably isn’t going to be a very creative musician…’

For the past 40 years they’ve combined a ‘formidable past’ with an innovative backbone to remain consistently as one of the most respected record labels in the world, and so we are only too delighted to welcome them into our gang (or, ‘The Boogaloo Massive’- a phrase coined by Alan McGee).

From Jack Bruce (Cream), Todd Rundgren and Suzi Quatro to Dead Kennedys, Hawkwind, Inspiral Carpets, Felt and The Fall, Cherry Red’s artists come from every corner of the industry and you can start to see why Boogaloo Radio and Cherry Red go hand in hand. Lawrence of Felt has guested a few times on our station and Brix Smith Start herself hosts a live show Wednesdays 12-2pm.

So, depending where on Planet Earth you are, this broadcast will come to you Sundays 10-12pm GMT. You can do this via clicking ‘listen live’ on boogalooradio.com, download our (brand new) app for free (both iOS & Android) OR come to the Boogaloo Pub in London (you get to listen approx. 2 seconds earlier than the rest of ‘The Boogaloo Massive’). 

A CBGB Newbie

A CBGB Newbie

A CBGB Newbie

I was hungover from trawling the other pubs in Highgate last night and loitering around the bar, declaring that I’m going home to eat ramen and watch TV. The chef at The Boogaloo picks up on this and suggests the CBGB movie on Amazon (released 2013).

The lead (Hilly Crystal) is played by Professor Snape (also known at Alan Rickman) so I was pretty delighted with that. I precariously balanced my DIY ramen on my lap and settled in to get some music history education.

People are often surprised/ amused at my lack of music knowledge. Like, I’ve heard of the CBGB club and of course, I’ve listened to The Talking Heads, but until today I did not know they were connected. 50% of you will find this shocking and I’m hoping the other 50% of you will say, ‘Jenn, I didn’t know either, don’t you fret’.

Other bands the film features, as artists who began their careers at this joint, include The Ramones, Blondie and The Police. Watching the various scenes where these iconic bands were just starting out and auditioning kinda reinforces your admiration for these artists, or at least gives some context as to why people of that generation, now moan about ‘the state of the industry’. I do personally like artists such as Ed Sheeran and Ariana Grande, but after finding out a bit of the punk rock heritage in 70’s New York, it does suddenty make you jealous that authenticity is thin on the ground today.

It’s sad that even if I rack my brains, I cannot think of anyone currently in the charts that would be considered a real rock star, or shaking things up. Typing this, I realise I sound dangerously like those nay-sayers I often poo-poo for their ongoing grumblings about ‘there’s no such thing as real music anymore’.

The spirit of CBGB culture is very much alive and well at Boogaloo Radio. I love the fact this bar created a scene because there wasn’t one for these kids wanting to make their own music. In a similar vein, Boogaloo Radio has given shows to countless people, who otherwise would never have been on the air. So many stories would not have been told, playlists not curated and bands not had their songs played on the radio. Some unlikely collaborations have sprung up too- such as Food Records’ Andy Ross and new music conniseaur Peggy are going to go on tour soon with their ‘punk lecture’ (come to the debut show at The Boogaloo 7th November).

If you’re staying in tonight, give this a watch. Whether you’re in the music industry or not, it might give you some inspiration to go take some risks. I am no Hilly Crystal, but I am proud that our little bin-shed-studio is pretty damn punk.