Close Up

A series of onstage in-conversations, with Dave Haslam interviewing musicians, writers, actors and artists discussing their life and work. ‘Close Up’ events have featured the likes of writers Jonathan Franzen, Michael Chabon, and Jackie Kay; the artist Jeremy Deller; musicians John Lydon, Kevin Rowland, David Byrne, Jarvis Cocker, Black Francis from the Pixies, Tracey Thorn, Wayne Coyne and Nile Rodgers; and actors John Thomson and Maxine Peake.

In January 2014 Dave interviewed Laurent Garnier at the first of a series of ‘Close Up’ events at Silencio, Paris. In April 2016 he interviewed designer Peter Saville at Santeria Social Club, Milan. Some transcripts archived here.

Book events 2018

To mark the publication of his memoirs, ‘Sonic Youth Slept on My Floor: Music, Manchester & More’, Dave will be doing various book events. Most of them will include a reading, an onstage interview, an audience Q&A, and a signing session. MORE WILL BE ADDED….

***Saturday May 19th 2018 Dave Haslam at CW9, Northwich (with Craig Parkinson). 1pm. Tickets £3 from here

***Tuesday May 22nd 2018 Dave Haslam at Gorilla, Manchester (with Stuart Maconie). SOLD OUT.

***Wednesday May 23rd 2018 Dave Haslam at Waterstones, Gower St, London (with Lemn Sissay). Tickets; here

***Thursday May 24th 2018 Dave Haslam at the Victoria, 106 Hoe St, Walthamstow (with Miranda Sawyer). Tickets; here

***Tuesday May 29th 2018 Dave Haslam at Leaf, Portland St, Manchester. Tickets; here

***Wednesday May 30th 2018 Dave Haslam at Outlaws, Leeds (with Miz DeShannon). Tickets; here

***Thursday May 31st 2018 Dave Haslam at the British Music Experience, Liverpool. Double-header with writer/broadcaster Paul Morley. Tickets; here

*** Mardi Juin 12 2018 Une soirée spéciale! Conférence en présence de Dave Haslam, Laurent Garnier et J-D Beauvallet. La Machine (Paris). More news soon.

*** Friday June 29th 2018 Book event and DJ set to be announced. More news soon.


***Vendredi March 9th 2018 Dave Haslam DJing at Supersonic, Paris. Full details here.

***Friday March 16th 2018 Dave Haslam DJing at the Klondyke, Levenshulme, Manchester. Full details and tickets (£5); here.

***Jeudi March 22nd 2018 Dave Haslam DJing at the Rex club, Paris. Full details Full details ici.

***Saturday April 28th 2018 Dave Haslam DJing at Pen & Pencil, Northern Quarter, Manchester. Free entry. Open until 2am. Full details here.

***Saturday July 28th 2018 the House Party, Kendal Calling Festival. SOLD OUT.

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