50th Anniversary Celebration of the John Sinclair Freedom Rally, Detroit, 10th December, 2021

Beatnik Youth Ambient by John Sinclair (Detroit, November 20, 2021)—Former Michigan marijuana prisoner John Sinclair, his family and friends will celebrate his release from Jackson Prison 50 years ago with an early evening party at the Ralston Holistic Healing Center at 19730 Ralston Street (near State Fair) from 6:00-10:00 pm on December 10, 2021, exactly 50 years after the John Sinclair Freedom Rally at Crisler Arena in Ann Arbor where John Lennon & Yoko Ono, Stevie Wonder, Bobby Seale, Phil Ochs, Allen Ginsberg, Bob Seger, Commander Cody and a host of others gathered to speak, play and protest the imprisonment of their friend John Sinclair following a sentence in Detroit Recorder’s…

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50th Anniversary Celebration of the John Sinclair Freedom Rally to be held at Ralston Center in Detroit on 10th December, 2021

Beatnik Youth Ambient by John Sinclair (Detroit, November 20, 2021)—Former Michigan marijuana prisoner John Sinclair, his family and friends will celebrate his release from Jackson Prison 50 years ago with an early evening party at the Ralston Holistic Healing Center and Stonehouse Bar at 19730 Ralston Street (near State Fair) from 6:00-10:00 pm on December 10, 2021, exactly 50 years after the John Sinclair Freedom Rally at Crisler Arena in Ann Arbor where John Lennon & Yoko Ono, Stevie Wonder, Bobby Seale, Phil Ochs, Allen Ginsberg, Bob Seger, Commander Cody and a host of others gathered to speak, play and protest the imprisonment of their friend John Sinclair following a sentence…

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John Murry – The Stars are God’s Bullet Holes – Tour Dates 18th-28th November 2021

“We talk in black and white, ones and zeros and satellites, and one day we just might replace our very souls.” John Murry’s third album, ‘The Stars Are God’s Bullet Holes’ was produced by John Parish (PJ Harvey, Eels, Aldous Harding, This Is the Kit) at Rockfield Studios in Monmouth. Now based in Ireland, Murry has released two critically acclaimed albums, his 2012 debut ‘The Graceless Age’ Age’ (“…a work of genius”  ***** The Guardian) and the 2017 follow-up ‘A Short History Of Decay’ (“..delivers in gloriously dysfunctional bucketloads” **** Mojo). The starkly beautiful ‘Ones + Zeros’ has a meditative, melancholic feel, with warm analogue crackles, subtle percussion and soothing backing vocals…

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Total Assault On The Culture – November 2021

“There swims behind it all a mass of tremendous life” — Moby Dick an 1851 novel by American writer Herman Melville This month has been multi-drop van delivery driving all the way in an attempt to turn mileage into music. A few days ago, I found myself loading bathroom supplies into a hire van at the back of a warehouse in pouring rain, whilst discussing abstract mathematics and the life and works of Robert Anton Wilson by phone as confused warehouse staff looked on wondering who on earth I was talking to? Sometimes I don’t understand how anything happens, and the only thing to do is climb behind the wheel and drive…

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Transglobal Underground at The Jazz Cafe, London, on Saturday, 6th November 2021 with Natacha Atlas and the Dub Colossus Sound System.

World fusion pioneers Transglobal Underground will be performing live on stage for the first time since 2019. The first concert will take place at The Jazz Cafe, London, on Saturday, November 6th, 2021 with Natacha Atlas and the Dub Colossus Sound System. The concert will be held in honor of original Transglobal Underground member, bassist guitarist and producer, the late great Nick ‘Count Dubulah’ Page, who passed away earlier this year. On what would have been his birthday, Transglobal Underground will be having a special celebration with original members Natacha Atlas, Goldfinger and Larry Whelan, who will join the regular Transglobal Underground crew to celebrate his memory, and debuting onstage one…

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John Murry – The Stars are God’s Bullet Holes – UK Tour Dates November 2021

John Murry was adopted at birth into the family of William Faulkner. Some have speculated that the Faulkner blood might also run in his veins, but that should be left for a Southern Gothic novel yet to be written (or perhaps re-written). Raised in Tupelo, Mississippi, in the shadow of Elvis, his undiagnosed autism led to troubles at an early age that led to prescribed medication, which led to un-prescribed medication, which led to being institutionalised for addiction and mental health issues at a too young age. Eventually, discarded onto the streets of Memphis, he found music, which became the one constant positive force in his life. Memphis led to San…

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Scott Boohai and The Gustav Chekhov Project

Iron Man Records is working with Scott Boohai, a singer-songwriter from Birmingham in the UK. Sometimes you have to do things you don’t fully understand, and this time, for good reason: This is Music to fix a broken planet #EarthAid. The new album is a weird and wonderful creation with Grammy award-winners playing alongside unsung heroes, strangers, old band mates, international rock legends and indie icons. Folk and country vibes intermingle with indie roots to create lush textured soundscapes with psychedelic overtones. The Album ‘Entropy for beginners’ will be out via Iron Man Records in the Summer 2022 Every penny raised from sales of this album will be donated to The…

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Blotto – Music Rehearsal Rooms in Birmingham

Iron Man Records works with Blotto, a purpose built rehearsal studio in Hockley, Birmingham, located outside the Clean Air Zone. Music Rehearsal Rooms are available by the hour. Lock ups and Storage for musical equipment available by arrangement. Rehearsals Specially designed and acoustically treated rehearsal rooms equipped with full backline and PA allowing you to rehearse in a comfortable environment. Lock ups The lock ups are creative spaces designed for professional musicians that require a 24hr rehearsal space exclusively for their own projects. Storage Storage is available on request for all your musical equipment to save you having to bring everything with each visit. Blotto UNIT 8A, Western Industrial Complex, Western…

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Framework Recording Studios, Birmingham

Iron Man Records works with Simon Reeves at Framework Recording Studios, a purpose built recording studio based in Birmingham, just outside the clean air zone. Simon specialises in recording, mixing and mastering. Framework Recording Studios UNIT 8A, Western Industrial Complex, Western Road, Birmingham, B18 7QD Bookings: Telephone (UK+44) 07790 158210 email siframework@gmail.com The vast majority of the 40,000 songs uploaded daily to Spotify are home recordings. For artists and songwriters to share content at a fast and frequent pace, it makes sense to sharpen your music production. It doesn’t have to cost a fortune to employ a top producer to help you capture something creative. Better production creates a stronger impression…

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Kezia Gill – Americana Calling – Country Night Club at The Asylum, Birmingham Friday 15th October 2021

ASYLUM VENUE PRESENTS Supports from: Gasoline & Matches Demi Marriner A few words from The Asylum: "We are extremely pleased to announce we're launching a brand new night in the Asylum. Americana Calling will be dedicated to highlighting the very best of the UK Country/Americana scene. It will be a monthly event, on the third Friday of the month...featuring the "cream" of the UK scene, and dj's playing the very best of UK and American artists /bands" Read more: https://www.theasylumvenue.co.uk Kezia Gill - Americana Calling - Country Night Club at The Asylum, Birmingham Friday 15th October 2021 at 7pm Buy Tickets here: https://www.theasylumvenue.co.uk/events/americana-calling-asylum-15th-october/

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Update from John Sinclair September 20th, 2021

Beatnik Youth Ambient by John Sinclair THE JOHN SINCLAIR FOUNDATION First things first: On Saturday, October 2—if I live that long—I’ll make 80 years old and plan to celebrate in the city of my birth, Flint, Michigan, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at the Genesee County Compassion Club, 6340 N. Genesee Rd. Everyone is welcome, donations and contributions will be dedicated to the John Sinclair Foundation, and I believe Steve The Fly will be hosting an intergalactic video broadcast of the event. More details will be announced very soon. Our original idea was to throw another big party like the one we had 5 years ago when I turned 75, returning…

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111 Lithographic Prints of Ford Timelord by Flinton Chalk and The Project to Uncover Ancient Hill Figures.

Iron Man Records has been working with the artist Flinton Chalk of the band TC Lethbridge, to produce the first in a series of limited edition 50cm x 70cm Lithographic Prints. After many years of discussions and a true odyssey to track down the missing photographs, Iron Man Records announced the first set of Lithographic Prints earlier this year, for the first design, available only to Patrons. TC Lethbridge’s claims regarding the existence of Ancient Hill Figures on Wandlebury Hill in Cambridgeshire caused significant controversy within the archaeological community, with most archaeologists believing that Lethbridge had erroneously misidentified a natural feature. Lethbridge’s methodology and theories were widely deemed unorthodox, and in…

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Delicious Monster – Joie de Vivre. Iron Man Records is working with Rachel Mayfield to make these recordings available again.

Delicious Monster were a female-fronted Birmingham-based indie/rock band, active from 1990 until 1995. The band released five EPs (‘Dull, Dull, Dull’, ‘Power Missy’, ‘Snuggle’, ‘Ripped’ and ‘Big Love’) and one LP (‘Joie De Vivre’). Members were: Rachel Mayfield (vocals, guitar), Mark Joseph Stokes (guitar), Ian ‘Huck’ Whitney (bass) and Stephen Thorne (drums, piano). The single ‘Power Missy’ was named as single of the week by both NME and Melody Maker magazines. The band were championed by BBC Radio luminaries John Peel and Mark Radcliffe and toured extensively with bands such as Suede, The Boo Radleys (both of whom named Delicious Monster as their favourite up-and-coming band), Belly, Dodgy and The Cranberries.…

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