the historification of “goth”

I’ve previously written about my teenage years hanging around with goths in St Albans: In mid eighties suburban Hertfordshire, goth was pretty good lowest common denominator “alternative” fodder. Black clothes were de rigeur anyway and we tended to huddle together with the other weirdos to avoid violence from people who took exception to our appearance. …

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Saturday Night Pylon Exoticism: West Country Style

With characteristic good taste, Jonny Mugwump booked Ekoplekz and Hacker Farm for his Exotic Pylon show on Resonance FM last Saturday. Ekoplekz was formerly known as Gutterbreakz (my review of his debut CD here). Hacker Farm are also known as Kid Shirt and Farmer Glitch. They were accompanied by a bevvy of minders, including Low …

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Minds Locked Together…

…is a short film by photographer Shaun Bloodworth. It was commissioned by Mary Ann Hobbs for Sonar, and has a soundtrack by my man Grievous Angel. All three protagonists live in Sheffield as do the various clubs featured. It’s good – some nice energetic positive vibes. Click the link to have a look.

The twenty first gig I can remember going to

Click here for a complete list of entries in the series  “the first 23 gigs I can remember going to”. 21. Skinny Puppy plus comedian. Fulham Greyhound, 21st May 1988. This was a really sunny day, so a bit of drinking outside the venue was called for. I can’t remember much about the Greyhound  except it was …

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Agit Disco 20 by Neil Transpontine « A G I T D I S C O

Agit Disco 20 by Neil Transpontine « A G I T D I S C O Neil is involved with the Transpontine and History Is Made At Night blogs. Agit Disco is Stefan Szczelkun’s collaborative series where people make a compilation of their favourite political music and then write a commentary. Neil’s contribution is great: …

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