A conversation with Alan McGee (065, Nov 2013)

Alan McGee, the man who co-founded the formidable and peerless Creation Records’ label, publishes his autobiography “Creation Stories: Riots, Raves and Running a Label” in November and he’s coming to Banter to talk about it.

The book is the story of the man with many strings to his bow, from managing the Jesus and Mary Chain to co-founding Creation, the label which introduced the world to My Bloody Valentine, House of Love, Ride, Primal Scream, Oasis and a ton of other bands. Meanwhile, McGee himself became one of the figureheads of Britpop, hung out at 10 Downing Street, started managing the Libertines and, most recently, returned to the record business with new label 359 Music.

Banter’s conversation with Alan McGee takes place at the Twisted Pepper (Middle Abbey St., Dublin 1) on Tuesday November 12. Doors open at 6pm and the conversation gets underway at 6.30pm. Admission is free, but you need to add your name to the list here.

Alan McGee’s “Creation Stories: Riots, Raves and Running a Label” is published by Sidgwick & Jackson on November 7.