For most people, reinventing themselves means switching from lattes to flat whites. Not so for techno producer Andrew Weatherall, who continues his own cultural reinvention by hosting a day of music and highbrow chat. Taking place at The House of St Barnabas, a charity that helps provide employment for homeless people in London, Andrew Weatherall’s Social features brainy types from music, art and film interviewing each other, plus live music and DJ sets. Among the action will be music writer Emma Warren interviewing Bob Stanley from indie-dance band Saint Etienne, and Weatherall chatting to Irmin Schmidt of experimental rockers Can.
On the music side, highlights include Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor performing with Green Gartside of ‘80s New Wave act Scritti Politti, and Weatherall intermittently flexing his DJ muscles. You can also hear Weatherall’s deck wizardry at Shoreditch club XOYO the night before his Social, where he goes back-to-back with protégé Daniel Avery for a genre-smashing set.
The St Barnabas Social is yet another notch on Weatherall’s cultural bedpost, which has seen more action than Russell Brand over the years. After carving out a techno career, he co-produced Primal Scream’s ‘Screamadelica’ and remixed everyone from Björk to My Bloody Valentine. He’s also an accomplished visual artist – becoming Faber Social’s inaugural Artist in Residence – and he’s done all this dressed in devilishly dapper attire, sporting one of the finer beards in music. Tristan Parker
The House of St Barnabas is on Saturday Match 29, 3pm-1am. £30 adv.