Women Who Rock

As mentioned in my previous post, I visited the EMP Museum in Seattle. This was one of my favourite exhibitions there (and anywhere, ever!) – Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power. There was music playing in the area (Fleetwood Mac’s Landslide among others) and an extensive collection of costumes, instruments, records and information about women … Continue reading

Bumbershoot

On my last weekend in the US, I went to the wonderfully-namedĀ Bumbershoot FestivalĀ at theĀ Seattle Center (or two out of three days of it anyway). A festival of arts, comedy, film and music, there was a lot on the schedule I was excited about. In the morning of the first day, I had to move from … Continue reading

Brooklyn via Chinatown

After our day out at Coney Island, Rebecca and I headed to Williamsburg to get some (seriously) delicious falafel at Oasis and check out Skinny Dennis – a wonderfully incongruous Nashville-style bar my friend had recommended.Ā There we met up with Sam, a Twitter friend and Brit living in NYC who had kindly given me tips … Continue reading

All Tomorrow’s Parties

Finally getting round to sharing my pictures from All Tomorrow’s Parties curated by Deerhunter. Highlights included The Breeders, Tom Tom Club, Black Lips, Verity Susman and Dan Deacon. I wish they weren’t stopping these weekenders. This was the last of the summer ones and most likely my last one ever, seeing as the one I … Continue reading

Clash

There are three very good bands/artists playing in Brighton next Saturday (22nd June). Not all conveniently in the same venue as part of a dream line-up, but all in separate places at the same time. They are… The Babies at The Green Door Store Deerhoof at The Haunt And Scout Niblett at Sticky Mike’s Frog … Continue reading

Great Escape 2013

I went to Great Escape a few weekends ago. It’s not a typical festival in that it doesn’t take place in a field, but at various venues spread out over the city (like a colder and more obscure version of Austin’s SXSW). This includes the usual suspects such as Audio, The Haunt and Komedia, as … Continue reading

Edward Burtynsky

I have often considered industrial landscapes to be oddly beautiful. Recently I’ve discovered the photography of Edward Burtynsky, which illustrates the point perfectly. While putting together this post, I happened to be listening to this song by Cranes. It contains some industrial-sounding noises and brings to mind some sort of insane factory and therefore I … Continue reading

Winter Playlist

Lately I’ve discovered I’m a bit of a creature of habit when it comes to music. There are some tracks I’ll listen to anytime, but there are also things I will only listen to when the mood is right, or even when the weather is right. So in summertime I listened to a lot of … Continue reading

Music Box

The other day I was thinking about the music I used to listen to as a kid and realised I actually stand by a lot of it. I admit I went through the odd dodgy phase (yes, when I was eight I distinctly recall liking Bryan Adams and actually requesting one of his songs at … Continue reading

Recent things

Some things I’ve seen in Brighton lately. A wall somewhere near the Old Steine. Nighttime in Kemp Town. Werner Herzog’s ‘Cave of Forgotten Dreams’ in Preston Park. Morris dancers outside The Crescent. Seagulls, as always. The brilliant Violens at The Green Door Store.