Event Spotlight: Listen To 1960s Zimbabwean Soul Music At Vinyl This Thursday

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By Nuala Sawyer - Published on June 28, 2016.

Each week, we'll feature an especially interesting event in the neighborhood based on the event submissions we get, and what we hear about while we're out on the beat. If you want to be considered for next week, please submit your event here.

Local wine bar and cafe Vinyl will be turning up the music this Thursday with a special listening party and raffle, with prizes curated for the music and wine lover.

This Thursday's party will celebrate out-of-print music that's making a comeback. Rock band Wells Fargo originated in Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia) in the 1960s, when race relations were tense and politics were in turmoil. 

The band's music referenced the trendy funk and soul movement of the era, combined with traditional African beats and heavily political lyrics. All their songs were released as singles, but they've been out of print for decades. 

But now, a collaboration between Now Again Records and record club Vinyl Me, Please is bringing them back, via a one-record collection called Watch Out!  Lucky locals can listen to the whole album at Vinyl this Thursday evening.

The whole shebang kicks off at 7pm at the corner of Oak and Divisadero. Starting at 9pm, a live listen-through of Watch Out! will take place, and raffle prizes, like gift certificates to local record stores and free beer and wine coupons, will be handed out. The event will run until 11pm. 

Here are a few other events taking place in the neighborhood this week: 

To check out more local events around the city, visit hoodline.com/events
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