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This looks great:
Photo from Tash’s CJA pages
Sunday October 19th 2014, 2 pm – 10 pm, at MayDay Rooms, 88 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1DH
Twenty years ago, on 9 October 1994, a huge demonstration against the Government’s Criminal Justice Act ended in London’s Hyde Park with riotous clashes, police horses charging, and people dancing to sound systems. The Act brought in new police powers against raves, squatters, protestors, travellers and others, and was passed amidst widespread opposition.
This event will include memories of this movement, its ways of organising and representing itself and will feature displays of its ‘material culture’ such as zines, flyers, cassettes and letters.
There will also be a panel discussion looking at the related radical/techno zines of the 1990s, in what was one of the last musical and social movements mediated primarily through print rather than digitally.
The talks and discussion will be followed by an evening of films, music and refreshments.
It is hoped that the day will be a catalyst for a process of archiving, circulating and discussing materials from the radical social/musical movements of the 1990s.
Radical History Network public meeting
STANDING UP TO POLITICAL POLICING AND SURVEILLANCE
Wednesday May 7th
7.30pm, Wood Green Social Club
3 Stuart Crescent, N22 5NJ
[off High Rd Wood Green, near Wood Green tube]
– How and why are the police used to try to suppress public dissent and any challenge to the capitalist ‘status quo’?
– What tactics have protestors and campaigners developed to successfully defend public rights and struggles for a better society?
– Kevin Blowe from Newham Monitoring Project on community campaigns resisting
oppressive policing and seeking to hold the police to account.
– Dave Morris on London Greenpeace – possibly the most infiltrated group in
UK history. Despite that it continued to be a highly effective campaigning organisation
The group initiated the Stop ‘The City’ anti-capitalist mobilisations in
the early 1980s, and the global anti-McDonald’s and McLibel campaigns in
the ’80s and ’90s.
– John Eden on campaigns against police corruption in Hackney in the ’80s and ’90s.
All welcome to come and share experiences, anecdotes, photos, archive material and general thoughts.
I will be doing a short DJ set at this great event. The other selectors on the night are all contributors to the Agit Disco project, including Neil Transpontine, Stewart Home and Tom Vague.
There are 17 DJs in total! Full details on the Housmans website.
Housmans is probably the first radical bookshop I ever visited and I’ve been going regularly for over 25 years now. It remains one of the few independent radical bookshops in London and you often bump into interesting people there as well as picking up great zines, books etc. They’ve stocked more things I’ve published than I care to remember too…
So! Well worth supporting – and it should be a wicked night.
My own contribution to Agit Disco is available here, and you can check the accompanying mix:
(I’ll be playing different tunes on the night though, I promise!)
Datacide zine London launch event
The 13th issue of Datacide, the international magazine for noise and politics, is out this week. As well as a conference and release party in Berlin this weekend, there will be a launch event on Sunday 20th October 2013 in London, 7 pm to 10 pm.
The event will take place at Vinyl (4 Tanners Hill, SE8 4PJ) the new record shop/cafe/gallery in Deptford.
It will feature talks from Datacide contributors, including Neil Transpontine looking back on the movement against the ‘anti-rave’ Criminal Justice Act, and Christoph Fringeli on Datacide magazine. Further details to be announced.
Sunday nights sounds courtesy of DJ Controlled Weirdness, and there will be a bar.
(I have an article in the magazine and will probably get some copies to sell/trade/blag. It will also be available at the London Anarchist Bookfair the previous day. But come to the launch event if you can, it will be good).
John Eden and Limazulu present a cult matinee double bill:
A NOISY DELIVERY:
A film by GX Jupitter-Larsen
WITCHES: The Psychotronic Voodoo Sound of
Hacker Farm & Libbe Matz Gang
3pm, Sunday 14th July 2013
Limazulu Project Space: Unit 3J, Omega Works, 167 Hermitage Road, London N4 1LZ
Two cult films featuring a stellar array of international underground artists!
A NOISY DELIVERY: A FILM BY GX JUPITTER-LARSEN
A NOISY DELIVERY is the kind of thing that happens when people go to the post office for philosophy instead of postage.
Shot around the world, A Noisy Delivery is the first feature length movie by Hollywood based artist/writer/filmmaker GX Jupitter-Larsen.
- Tim Bennett-Huxtable (“Jehovah’s Badass”, “Canoga Park”, “Melrose Place”)
- Jessica King (The Haters)
- Dave Phillips (Schimpfluch-Gruppe)
- AMK (Banned Production)
- Rudolf Eb.er (Runzelstirn & Gurgelstøck, Schimpfluch-Gruppe)
- Joke Lanz – (Sudden Infant, Schimpfluch Gruppe)
- Mike Dando (Con-Dom)
- Christopher Dennis (The Hollywood Superman, “Confessions of a Superhero”)
- Edward J. Giles (+DOG+)
- Geoff Brandin (Fin, Catorce Index)
- Sergio Messina (RadioGladio, Soslo, “Real Sex, Alt porn is the new Rock’n’roll”)
GX Jupitter-Larsen is an artist, based in Hollywood, California, who’s been active in a number of underground art scenes since the late 1970s including punk rock, mail art, cassette culture, the noise music scene, and zine culture. He is best known as the founder of the noise act The Haters, who’ve performed all over the world, and appear on over 300 CD & record releases.
Underlying all of Jupitter-Larsen’s work is a peculiar mix of aesthetic and conceptual obsessions, particularly entropy and decay, professional wrestling, and a self-created lexicon consisting mainly of personalized units of measurement such as polywave, the totimorphous, and the xylowave.
Shot around the world, from Hollywood to Switzerland to the Arctic circle in Norway, A Noisy Delivery has been six years in the making.
As writer & director, A Noisy Delivery is GX’s latest in a long line of film and video projects. In a piece entitled Blank Banner, during the 1980s, GX submitted a silent blank video tape to over forty video festivals. It was screened in nine. GX’s 1994 vampire romp Holes On The Neck still enjoys a passionate cult following to this day. His next cinema exploit is said to be on the theme of mad-scientists who use public transport.
WITCHES: THE PSYCHOTRONIC VOODOO SOUND OF HACKER FARM & LIBBE MATZ GANG
WITCHES is an audio-visual collaboration between cult lo-fi electronics groups Hacker Farm and Libbe Matz Gang. This will be its premiere showing. Not recommended for minors or those of a nervous disposition.
Hacker Farm describe themselves as “A celebration of the home-made, the salvaged and the hand-soldered. DIY electronics performed on obsolete tech and discarded, post-consumerist debris. Make-do and mend. Broken music for a Broken Britain.”
The Somerset-based trio self-released their album “Poundland” in 2011 along with an array of unusually formatted limited editions. Last year’s “UHF” was released on the Exotic Pylon label.
Not much is known about noise unit Libbe Matz Gang. Named after a 17th Century Estonian werewolf posse, they released their debut 7” EP last year on the Libertatia Overseas Trading label, followed up by a split 7” with Xylitol.
Material from both groups will be on sale at the event.
1. SPATIAL INTERVIEWED BY JOHN EDEN
An interview I did with Hackney-based producer Spatial is now published exclusively and for the first time at The Liminal.
This piece was originally intended for issue 5 of Woofah, but has been fully updated. (It’s the last outstanding thing I wrote for Woofah, which makes me a bit smiley and a bit weepy!). Spatial is an interesting guy and is well worth checking.
2. MORE TURBULENT TIMES ACTION
Idwal Fisher did a lovely review of my Turbulent Times fanzine, along with other publications.
The zine now has its own page if people are interested in ordering it or knowing about distributors etc.
I have properly started work on the new issue but can’t say when it will be out!
3. AND FINALLY, SOME ADVERTS:
release date: 20 October 2012. 68 pages
This looks like another great issue!
It includes an exclusive interview I did with industrial music superstar Jordi Valls about his work as Vagina Dentata Organ and The Valls Brothers.
Also a bunch of my reviews (including some of the lengthier ones intended for Woofah).
Darkam: The Art of Visual Noise
Nemeton: Political News
Christoph Fringeli: Neo-Nazi Terror and the Office for the Protection of the Constitution in Germany
Cherry Angioma: Communisation Theory and the Question of Fascism
Christoph Fringeli: From Adorno to Mao – The Decomposition of the ’68 Protest Movement into Maoism (extended book review)
Split Horizon: Control and Freedom in Geographic Information Systems
Riccardo Balli: “Bolognoise ain’t a Sauce for Spaghetti but Bologna’s Soundscape”
Polaris International: Documents and Interventions
– Noise and Politics – Technet Mix
– No More WordS
– Listener as Operator
– The Intensifier
– No Stars Here
– Techno: Psycho-Social Tumult
– Dead By Dawn – Explorations inside the Night
– Psycho-Social Tumult (Remix)
Dan Hekate: Kiss me, cut me, hurt me, love me
Howard Slater: Useless Ease
John Eden: The Dog’s Bollocks – Vagina Dentata Organ and the Valls Brothers (interview)
Neil Transpontine: Spannered – Bert Random Interview
LFO Demon: When Hell is full the Dead will Dance on your iPhone (Review of Simon Reynold’s “Retromania”
Christoph Fringeli: “Fight for Freedom” – The Legend of the “other” Germany (extended book review)
Nemeton: “West of Eden: Communes and Utopia in Northern California” (book review)
Datacide: Press reviews
terra audio: 2023: A Spor remembers ‘Reclaim the Streets’
John Eden: Christopher Partridge: Dub in Babylon (book review)
terra audio: Jeff Mills: Violet Extremist
terra audio: Keeping the Door of the Cosmos open – on Sun Ra’s Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen
The Lives and Times of Bloor Schleppy (12)
Comic by Sansculotte
1) “You can order it now for just 4 euro which includes world-wide postage. We can only offer this super-cheap price by shipping the copies in bulk, meaning if we ship something like 50 copies it costs about half of the normal price of 3 euro for postage per copy (which obviously would make no sense). We will do the first mailout on monday or tuesday, and won’t do another one for at least another 2-3 weeks.
So to get your copy hot off the press, please either send 4 euro via paypal to email@example.com or take out a subscription, which costs only 10 euro for 3 issues. You can also include back issues 10 and 11 in the subscription deal – in case you don’t have them yet – so you wouldn’t even have to worry when the next issue is coming out!”
2) You can order online now from the Praxis Records shop.
3) I will get some copies in a week or two, so chase me up.
4) There will be a Datacide/Praxis Records stall at the London Anarchist Bookfair on 27 October.
There will be a 20th anniversary Praxis Records party on the SS Stubnitz in London on 2 November.
Really looking forward to conquering the January blues with this great event next weekend. The skint people of London can reach early for a 3 quid deal, so no excuses!
Split loyalties for me though – who to cheer for?
Here is the blurb and video:
TIGHTEN UP + SHIMMY SHIMMY + EXTRA CLASSIC present:
SATURDAY 7 JANUARY 2012
@ The Silver Bullet
5 Station Place
London N4 2DH
Tel: 020 7619 3639
Doors: 8.30pm – 3.30pm
Gate Pressure: free till 10pm / £3 till 11pm / £4 After
We kick off the new year in fine style with an ultra-special, one-away, party-clash-type-sumting we’re calling… CHAMPION SOUND!!!
CHAMPION SOUND brings together three of the tuffest crews on the UK Reggae scene – SHIMMY SHIMMY, EXTRA CLASSIC & TIGHTEN UP – in a head-to-head, toe-to-toe, tune-for-tune Three-Way 45 Clash!!! All crews will be on rotation all night long spinning the hottest Jamdown sounds to keep the people dem dancing! Expect Scorchin’ Ska, Rugged Roots, Raw Bone Rub-A-Dub, Dangerous Dancehall, Booty-Shakin’ Bashment and beyond!!!
Representing on the night will be some of the finest selectors and MCs to ever drop a tune or bless a mic:
For SHIMMY SHIMMY up step tip-top selectors THE LARGE & ILLANJA with the mighty SEROCEE pon di mic!!!
For EXTRA CLASSIC taking to the decks will be the crucial combination of AL FINGERS & DISORDA with the ever-versatile SEANIE T rocking the microphone!!!
For TIGHTEN UP at the control tower will be resident rude bwoy selectas MISTAH BROWN & TIM P with the dynamic dual deejay talents of DADDY RANKS & RAS JAHNY (aka JOHNNY DOLLAR) dealing with mic duties.
We’ll be kicking up rumpus all night til daylight! Come and join the party!! Reach early!!!