A couple of weeks I visited the Club To Club festival in Turin, Italy. What separates the event from others in Italy is its focus on the more experimental, avant-garde side of electronica, giving support to many of Italy’s artists while also brining in international heavyweights. In the first of a series of interviews conducted [...]
Yesterday morning, attempting to get the kids ready in time for the school bus, I briefly read a quote by my fellow Mancunian Howard Jacobson that made me pause, smile and vow never to stop writing: nor dreaming. The lovely, if bearded, Booker-winner was being interviewed about the equally brilliant Joseph “Catch-22″ Heller by Melvyn [...]
Ric Blackshaw runs the Scrawl Collective, an agency that hires out the services of a group of street artists to big brands and anyone who wants only the finest in professional art from the streets.
Garage Nation’s Boiler Room special a few months ago totally blew my mind. I fell asleep streaming it, and when I woke up it was still going. Straight away I was on Twitter, saying how impressed I was that they’d been on for eight hours straight and everyone in the club was still looking fresh [...]
This month’s theme is imaginary friends. Though, as you’ll see, some of the imaginary creatures in the stories I’ve chosen are perhaps not as friendly as they first seem. And some of them may or may not be all that imaginary…
PICTURE BOOK OF THE MONTH: The Something
Rebecca Cobb is something of a rising star [...]
CB Editions has been having quite a time of it in the media spotlight recently, with a Goldmsiths Prize shortlisting for Will Eaves’s ‘exploded novel’ The Absent Therapist, and now a shortlisting for the Guardian First Book Award for May-Lan Tan’s excellent debut collection of stories, Things to Make and Break.
As you can see, there [...]
Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine has been stopped… but why now? Jim Bob and Fruit Bat reveal all ahead of their farewell show in Brixton this weekend.
Hailing from Deeside in North Wales, FALLS specialise in a unique amalgamation of crackpot musical ideas and invention. Citing their influences as “all of the things,” FALLS’s sound is a tricky beast to pin down, but if you were to take the wild chaotic live show of Baby Godzilla, the freaky spindly guitar lines of [...]
aytek, AKA Joseph Keevil, doesn’t do things by halves. As well as being involved in house and techno for well over a decade, he’s a family man who juggles being a father with refining his craft and performing regularly across the UK and Europe.
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