17 Jul 2014
Minny Pops live @ The Forge, Camden 31 July 
From your Minny Pops leader (Wally van Middendorp) on Facebook/Twitter:

"London gig alert: Minny Pops' latest shape-shifting incarnation will play a last minute, under-the-radar gig with Solus3 and Shabsi Mann at The Forge in Camden, London on 31 July. This will be a test-lab gig for our next London date on 18 October 2014: expect new sounds, new hands, some surprises and possibly a new shirt.

Minny Pops will be on stage some time between 8.30 and 9.15pm. There are no pre-sales for the 31 July date; tickets are available only on the door. And especially for all of our loyal followers, entry is free before 8pm / £6 after 8pm. Please note that The Forge (3-57 Delancey Street, Camden NW1 7NL) accepts only cash payments."

In a further transmission, Wally says:

"31/7 will be a test-lab gig for our next London date on 18 October 2014: expect new sounds, new hands and possibly a new shirt."

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