So I'm starting a record club in London, inspired by the stuff Glossop record club (https://glossoprecordclub.wordpress.com) does. The idea is: get together, listen to an album in full (no talking, no phones, etc), then have a chat about it afterwards. There'll be a few bonus features (a couple of singles as well, I reckon) but basically it's like a book club but for music, making time to listen to it in full.
There's an official site at http://offtherecord.club/ but if you're interested in coming on the 25th, all the details (and signup form) are at http://attending.io/events/off-the-record-1 – let me know what you think.
Not yet selected a record to begin with but currently veering between something by Townes van Zandt, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists or the Dismemberment Plan, if that sways anyone.