Well, it’s quite the weekend of music coming up. On Saturday night, Stoke Newington’s legendary Drones Club hosts the awesome testosterone rush that is synth duo Raagnagrok, plus mash up Arabist mayhem from Djinn. More details here, it’s going to be a blast. On Sunday, as part of Resonance FM’s Month of Sundays sessions, RaagnagrokContinue reading “Smashing the piano”
Last Friday night’s excursion was a trip to see compellingly strange French SF animation ‘La Planete Sauvage’, plus a pre-film performance of some groovy improvised music from The Stargazer’s Assistant. The film was fantastic; the music was marvellous; but what really made the evening for me were David Smith’s coal sculptures, forming his exhibition ‘TheContinue reading “Coal sculptures”
General astonishment at allumination Central, as I’m currently grooving to the new Happy Mondays album. The sleazy funk! The electro-dub basslines! The surprising new country and western direction! The incomparable lyric flair of Shaun Ryder! All present and correct, astonishing indeed… First gig I ever saw (back in Paris in ’90) was the Mondays, firstContinue reading “Hey, hey, it’s the Mondays!”
Zali over at iotacism is playing a solo set at the Klinker in Stoke Newington tomorrow, details (and groovy music downloads) here. Go see him! He will rock unfeasibly hard. Would be there myself, but alas I shall be rowing. A useful skill given current rainfall levels.
Heather points out an interesting and previously unsuspected zombie-related benefit of attending Faust gigs over at Random Jane. Here’s Jean Herve of Faust in action with chainsaw at Sunday’s gig, to show you what she means…
Hit the Faust gig on Sunday night with Heather, Dave and Tara, and Rich – met various others there but more importantly grooved to excellent Faustmusik! Room too packed to move, until the smoke bomb cleared it. We had of course been softened up by Jean Herve Peron’s chainsaw and angle grinder, and Zappi’s powerContinue reading “Digital Mezzotint”