A special Leeds event to mark the publication of Hacienda resident DJ Dave Haslam’s new book; entitled ‘Sonic Youth Slept on My Floor; Music, Manchester & More’, includes Miz DeShannon on interview duties, a book sale and signing, and Dave Haslam DJ set.
In this memoir of his life and work in some of the most interesting corners of contemporary culture, Haslam documents encounters with inspiring characters including Tony Wilson, Nile Rodgers, Terry Hall, Neneh Cherry, Tracey Thorn, John Peel, Mark E Smith, Ian Brown, and John Lydon.
Morrissey comes to tea; he meets writers including Raymond Carver and Jonathan Franzen; he discusses masturbation with Viv Albertine; he has a gun pulled on him at the Hacienda, a drug dealer threatens to slit his throat; and Sonic Youth sleep on his floor. It’s a masterful insider account of the Hacienda, the rise of Madchester and the birth of the rave era. And so much more…
After a reading, and interview hosted by Miz DeShannon, the evening will conclude with a book signing and a short Dave Haslam DJ set.