Browsing Category: music

  • Preview: Urbis Has Left The Building

    Exhibition: Urbis Has Left The Building: Six Years of the Best Exhibitions In Pop Culture, Urbis, Manchester, until February 27 2010 “Best of” compilations are usually the preserve of the music industry. So if any museum has the shows to get away with the same trick, it would have to be Urbis. Manchester’s poppiest gallery …

    February 12, 2010
  • Fortress of Solitude by David Blandy at 176 / Zabludowicz Collection

    Published on Culture24 David Blandy – Fortress of Solitude, 176 / Zabludowicz Collection, London, until Summer 2010 Strap on the artificial guitar and fire up the games console and you are ready to enter David Blandy’s world. It is indeed, as he demonstrates, a stage. We find our truth in the roles we play. Guitar …

    November 26, 2009
  • Just Jack at Concorde 2

    Just Jack played at Concorde 2 and I went along for News of the World. Here’s the result.

    November 16, 2009
  • Fave five albums of the decade

    My personal pick of this decade’s albums is available to peruse at Scrawls and Bawls, which also carries loads of good interviews and reviews.  If you like music, check it out.

    November 10, 2009
  • Stephen Cornford interview

    Published on Art & Music The dense reverb is always there. Artist Stephen Cornford has to speak up to be heard. In the room are eight customized turntables on plinths with speakers. None are switched on, but all are plugged in. And that is enough to make the air throb in Brighton’s tiny Permanent Gallery. …

    October 18, 2009
  • Stephen Cornford – Works for Turntable

    Published on Culture 24 Stephen Cornford – Works for Turntable, Permanent Gallery, Brighton, until September 20 2009 It seems unlikely the record players on display will ever make another sound. In place of one slip-mat, for example, is a stone wheel and a marble has been harnessed to the stylus. It is surely beyond repair, …

    September 4, 2009
  • Trouble Tune Tonic at the South Bank Centre

    Published on Art and Music Kier Vine/Charlie Dark/Gold Future Joy Machine/Dels/Speech Debelle/Sebastian Rochford and Leafcutter John He doesn’t quite hammer nails through his piano, but shortly after beginning to play Kier Vine does get to his feet and walk away. His instrument carries on playing, thanks to the magic of electronica and the recital takes …

    August 7, 2009