MUSIC + RECOMMENDATIONS
I just went to see Robin Grey headline at the Slaughtered Lamb in Clerkenwell. An intelligent and amusing East London writer, performer and promoter (I used to live next door to him which is now not so easy as he lives on a Canal Boat)..
Apparently that bloke Jarvis Cocker played him on BBC6 Music on Sunday. And I feel honoured to also preview him on my site. Signed to independent label Oilbug (an independent label run by four people in a Cambridgshire farm house in the middle of nowhere – and I’m told it’s as weird as it sounds.. I want to go there!). Here is Neil Cousin (pictured below) who releases his full album ‘Bonfire’ on the 5th November.
More on Soundcloud here:
Also on my radar – is Whisper Gallery and XOYO present ‘The Boombox Project’ launch night with Das Racist gig on Thursday 1st December at XOYO 32-37 Cowper Street, London EC2A 4AP, 8pm.
The Boombox Project is the first time New York based filmmaker and photographer Lyle Owerko’s prints will be displayed in the UK (apparently the V&A recently acquired one of Owerko’s boomboxes for their permanent collection).
Whisper Gallery is run by Jamie Wood and represents excellent contemporary artists such as D*Face (I’ve never forgotten D*Face’s exhibition in Old St a few years back – blew my mind). If you cannot afford the £12 don’t worry because Lyle Owerko’s work will be free to view at the Whisper Gallery from the 9th December until the 14th January.
And last but never least I’m also recommending Peggy Sue who have just dropped their album Acrobats. Here is a peak from the Bands in Transit crew here:
Did you get to the end of my epic post today?! Or have you wondered off… well….. if you’re still here I will leave Tuesday’s thought with a quote:
‘It’s not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It’s the customer who pays the wages.’ Henry Ford