uncarved shop rebrand

I had to overhaul the uncarved shop. Someone hacked my site through the old shop and installed a phishing scam on uncarved.org. Basically a load of faked bank webpages were on there.  I’m not quite sure what to think about that. I’m not keen on people preying on the naive and vulnerable, but it’s not …

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Niche Homo

Fanzine of the week #2 Over 50 pages of leftfield guitar-based music, good attitude with tasty DIY layout and graphics. The Ramleh interview is especially good, focussing just as much on their underrated guitar work as much as power electronics. They also ask Ramleh mainstay Gary Mundy about Croydon and dubstep artist Burial – a …

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No Ice Cream Sound zine

Fanzine of the week #1 I like dancehall and I like fanzines, so this was always going to go down well in my little corner of the world. Hand printed, 28 pages, put together by a gang of young ‘uns who lurk about North East London – this is well worth your attention. There’s a …

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This week is all about

1. Launch party for new bashment zine No Ice Cream Sound: Shimmy Shimmy is proud to launch the first issue of its dancehall print zine ‘No Ice Cream Sound’ on the 17th January….here’s a little sneak peak of what’s in there: Interviews with Mr Lexx, Natalie Storm, Serocee and Wrongtom, features on up to the …

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Pseudo Gay Rastas part two

I previously looked at the legendary Boots Sex Dread record with my “Keith Allen in Gay Rasta Scandal” piece. Thanks to all the lovely people who left comments, especially Bryon Coley for clearing up the details of how Sex Boots Dread ended up in the film  “Bully”. That left a few loose ends open, which …

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bookfair benefit gig this Saturday in Hackney

It’s the 2010 London Anarchist Bookfair this Saturday. I’ve given it a miss for a few years now (which is fair enough given that I’m not an anarchist!), but might tag along this time to pick up a copy of the new book on Anti-Fascist Action which is being produced in time for the occasion. …

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September reading links

Who Makes The Nazis is a new blog which is “Keeping an eye on the neo-fascists currently burrowing their way into a subculture near you…” off to a good start with yet more on Tony Wakeford, but also some more general ruminations on the neofolk scene which are very well argued. I especially liked the …

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Blood Rites of the Bourgeoisie

Stewart Home – Blood Rites of the Bourgeoisie (Semina, 2010) Home’s latest novel is an installment in a series of books of experimental fiction. More on other episodes in the series anon, I hope. “Blood Rites” has a number of themes – identity blurring, spam, the machinations of the art world in London. It confuses …

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From New York To JA

Musik Line: Ras Kush: Sound of Brooklyn. Absolutely awesome interview with Ras Kush about reggae in New York covering everything from the connections with hip hop, soundsystems, Wackies the underdog, Super Cat, Jammyland, binghi sessions and black consciousness. And also the long reach of sleng teng,  Jah Shaka and Xterminator from overseas. Essential reading and …

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