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rough trade

1. A masculine working class man who has sex with other men. The term sometimes but not always refers to a prostitute. If you're looking for rough trade, you're not going to find it here. This is a dance club and nothing else.
2. Violent sexual acts or encounters. I don't know why they can't crack down on the advertisements for rough trade in the backs of those seedy newspapers.
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Two further successful albums, also on Rough Trade showered her with countless more awards and acclaim, but it was her forth album, Hill of Thieves, winning BBC Folk Album of the Year in 2010.
After two or three self-released cassette albums at the start of their career they maintained a steady output - averaging a release a year - until they signed to Rough Trade and issued their first, and probably best-known, of three albums, Manic, Magic, Majestic (1989), with Geoff Travis's iconic independent label.
I'm also looking forward to playing at Rough Trade East, it's going to be loud and hot
Up until now Rough Trade Records' Palma Violets have had minimum online presence and no songs recorded.
Rough Trade successes span a period beginning with The Smiths.
The 'Chasing Pavements' hitmaker walked away with the coveted 'Best New Artist' and 'Best Female Pop Vocal Performance' accolades at the Los Angeles ceremony three years ago and she subsequently took up work at London-based Rough Trade Records to fuel her inspiration.
Finally, the excellent Ifan Dafydd's debut 12 inch, Miranda, is available from Rough Trade.
Right after playing Eugene - hometown to half of the Los Angeles-based quartet - an artist development representative from Rough Trade Records saw the band play in Portland.
This includes repertoire from labels such as Rough Trade, Warp Records, Yep Roc/Red Eye, Epitaph, Naxos, Naive, Tommy Boy, One Little Indian, Kontor New Media, Beggars Group, (PIAS) Entertainment Group,
As the rough trade is picking up again, the momentum is there.
An aborted major label stint as part of a duo called Polar Star followed but she stepped out on her own with a self-titled album on Rough Trade Records in 2001, accompanied on piano by her husband Sam Lakeman, brother of Seth, who she met while in Equation.
The album is due for digital release tomorrow and it will be available in shops via their record label Rough Trade Records on April 13.
Angola, Namibia and Botswana are increasingly determined to process locally some of the stones chipped from their mines, which once would have been promptly whisked off to the London clearing house of De Beers, the dominant player in rough trade.
Sanctuary's operations also cover merchandising and ownership of record labels including Rough Trade and Trojan.
I can reveal the singer has been locked in top secret talks with his old record label Rough Trade about doing a solo album.