Jul 27, 2024
4 pm and 7 pm 

Let the Mice In: The Shadow Ring (19922002) Barge Party

$25, free for box set owners (with proof of purchase, RSVP to info@blankforms.org by July 13)

On the occasion of the monumental release of The Shadow Ring (1992–2002), the original Cat & Bells Club compatriots G. Lambkin & D. Harris will be joined by Novation Bass Station wizard and Phacto founder T. Goss for two sets of song and celebration. The three Folkestone-reared friends will reunite on a wooden barge docked off the coast of Red Hook, Brooklyn. Not performing as the Shadow Ring, the performances will summon the trio’s current sonic incarnations, featuring readings, sound arrangements, and a rare set by Call Back the Giants. Once in the water, we’ll soon learn what the fish REALLY think. 

At 9 pm, join the group for an afterparty, informal Q&A, and DJ set at the San Pedro Inn



Throughout their legendary, decade-long run, the Shadow Ring were an enigmatic force on the international musical sub-underground. Before their disbandment in 2002, this shambolic rock outfit, formed by a group of rowdy teenagers in southeast England, left behind a mighty run of eight LPs, a handful of 7"s, and a spate of raucous live shows anxd cryptic zine appearances on both sides of the Atlantic, all which have bolstered their enduring word-of-mouth mystique. Beginning in 2023, Blank Forms has launched a multipronged retrospective, including the first vinyl pressing of the self-released pre-Shadow Ring tape The Cat & Bells Club (1992), reissues of their first two records, and a comprehensive CD box set with a 500-page catalog. More reissues and activities are on the way. 

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