Saturday, September 08, 2012

Next week I am participating in the Incubate festival at Tilburg in the Netherlands.

I'll be giving the keynote speech on DIY culture.

I'll also be contributing to a panel discussion hosted by the Quietus and titled 'The Avant Garde is Only Good If You Can Fuck, Dance or Take Drugs To It'

The keynote speech is at Friday, September 14 from 12:00 - 13:00 in the main room. 

The panel is also on the Friday, from 13:45 - 14:45, in the upper room. Moderator is Luke Turner and other participants include Aidan Moffat, Hajo Doorn, and (probably) John Doran and Rory Gibb from Quietus

Other Incubate participants from this parish include Mark Fisher, who'll be talking about capitalist realism in the main room, also at 13:45 - 14:45 Friday.

Line-up of bands here and looks pretty amazing I must say. Laibach, Nurse With Wound, Chris & Cosey, Raime, Maria & the Mirrors, King Midas Sound, Sex Worker, and many many more...

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Roxy Is A Band - at The Observer, a piece by me taking issue with the Ferry-centric view that sees Roxy's music as a radical break with the hairy 'n' heavy Underground sounds of the early Seventies