Let’s have a music post. So we went to this, Crouch End’s version of the Camden Crawl/Land of Kings/presumably originally SXSW. It was…slightly awkward. Well, an ice cream shop is always going to be a bit sporky as a music venue, however hipstery. Also, the organisers didn’t schedule anything after 10.30pm, so it cuts off…Read More Music post
Music log for today. (hat tip here) Plus this: and this: This was a Monday music post.Read More music.
OK, you’ve had some #savileweek, some housing disaster, some ISIS. Here’s your unicorn-chaser. If that doesn’t work, try this: they play “Salsoul Nugget” about 1.30.xx in and then dig into Aretha Franklin records.Read More non-thursday music post
So George Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic played the Forum on about the sweatiest night of the year and I went. This isn’t my video – who wants to stand still and point a camera? – but it gives a strong flavour. They give value; having hit the stage about 2145 they were still playing at 1am.…Read More non-Thursday music post
Bit of a while now, but I went to see Factory Floor in Hackney, and ran into an old colleague who wisely quit Informa Towers to join the GSM Association’s vastly better compensated service. Perhaps as a result, he dresses like a Northern dancer, head to toe Fred Perry, these days although he still doesn’t…Read More Music.
The UsVsTh3m crowd really gave me the horrors with this app, at least when it was returning UK No.1s. Mine has a fast start – Odyssey, in July 1980 – but then plunges into two Spice Girls tracks and, Christ!, Wet Wet Wet. And Frankie Knuckles has left the building. This of course was an…Read More Music.
So, Patti Smith played Cadogan Hall. This sounds incongruous, but according to her gloss of Mapplethorpe in Just Kids he’d have fit right into the Sloane Square crowd. Even though as a visual artist he had patrons who wanted mithering, while she had a job and then a paying public*, he was a killer snob.…Read More Thursday Music Post, On Thursday
FreakyTrigger recalls the Chemical Brothers’ Setting Sun going No.1. I associate myself entirely with the following sentiments: If you’d have asked me in 1996 who my favourite band was, I’d have said the Chemical Brothers, without hesitation. I was 15 and knew next to nothing about dance culture or psychedelia or hip-hop but their music…Read More Music.
Music post, single-malt version. Really, isn’t this totally prefiguring all those fuzztone semi-R&B people who appeared over the last year or so? Just with Bootsy Collins and therefore more funk. Beats anything here. The video is ridiculous, but why didn’t this sell a ton just as daft party music? Also, rhyming “chaos” and “never was…Read More Utterly self-indulgent Friday music post
OK, so here’s your chance to be me for an evening. I have two tickets to the last-ever Belleruche gig, at XOYO on the 13th of November. Unfortunately, I will be in Dubai. I’m out fifty quid. The successful candidate, having passed the programming test, quiz set by the readers of Jamie Kenny’s blog, simulator…Read More An opportunity that may never come again