Rough Trade

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(1) Violent, often brutal sex acts.
(2) A person, especially a male prostitute, who engages in or appears likely to engage in such acts.
(3) A tough or violent, casual sexual partner, especially, a lorry/truck driver, construction worker, or docker
(4) A tough, supermasculine appearance of normally heterosexual males seeking an occasional homosexual experience
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Rough Trade is a United Kingdom-based label founded as a do-it-yourself project in 1978.
Members include Rough Trade, Warp Records, Epitaph, Naive, Tommy Boy, One Little Indian, Yep Roc/Red Eye, Kontor New Media, Beggars Group, Merge,
Of that period, the artist Clark most resembles is Cindy Sherman, using masculinities (mostly boy flesh) instead of makeup and costumes, cruising culture's rough trade for identificatory material to figure out the self and its mutations.
Senator Heffernan alleged that the judge "regularly trawled for rough trade at the Darlinghurst Wall" and stated, "I also have in my possession Comcar driver records which document this same judge using this taxpayer funded service on a regular basis to pick up from an address known to the police as Clapton Place -- adjacent to King's Cross -- a young male and accompany him to the judge's home address.
Beggars Group represents the labels XL Recordings, Rough Trade, Matador, and 4AD and whose acts include a diverse selection of award-winning artists such as Grammy award winner Adele and The Strokes.
Fellow Heavenly band Hooton Tennis Club played five gigs including the NME and Rough Trade gigs, while finding time to stop off at the original Ghostbusters Fire Station.
It's been a period of change for Parquet Courts as a new worldwide record deal with Rough Trade has offered some breathing space for the band between albums.
The six-piece have released seven albums since 2003 and are currently the longest-serving act signed to Rough Trade Records.
Palma Violets - Samuel Thomas Fryer (vocals, guitar), Alexander 'Chilli' Jesson (vocals, bass), Jeffrey Peter Mayhew (keyboards) and William Martin Doyle (drums) - hail from Lambeth and built up a healthy on-line audience before Rough Trade decided that they were worth adding to a stable that includes the likes of The Strokes and The Libertines.
His infamous tenure at the Parisian Rough Trade record store was an initiation into a burgeoning French music scene that would in turn pay for his constantly escalating record habit.
Career: Owen Powell of Catatonia and Richard J Parfitt of Newport band 60ft Dolls introduced Duffy in August 2004 to Jeanette Lee, a music manager and part-owner of Rough Trade Records.