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05 Jan, 2014

Ten reasons why 2014 will rock

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Skipping the customary review of last year here’s some bands that I saw / heard for the first time during the past 12 months that I’m looking forward to seeing more of in 2014. It’s not a list of ‘favourites’ – just a bunch of great bands that really caught my attention…. Corby punks Cretin […]

Peter and The Test Tube Babies explaining their cultural significance in New Cross, London last night  Read the original post at Art of the State

Over the past month I’ve been trying out the new 41 Megapixel Lumia 1020 smartphone from Nokia. As part of the trial Nokia supplied two miniature figures similar to the type Slinkachu uses in his pictures and suggested using these to have some fun with the Lumia’s camera. So I’ve had them in my pocket […]

17 Dec, 2013

zooming east

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As part of the incentive for trying out the new Lumia 1020 (see previous post) Nokia had arranged for a group of bloggers including myself to go on a street art tour of East London. I’ve seen a lot of these about over recent years and my personal opinion is that some are of dubious quality. No need […]

15 Dec, 2013

Shok-1′s X Rainbows show now on

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It’s a stunning display of skill, technique and fine art and it’s on for just a few more days. Shok-1′s impressive body of work in a very rare solo outing has taken over the ground floor space in Pictures on Walls gallery in Commercial Street, London E1. With the accompanying print already sold out of […]

When I heard earlier this year that Nokia were going to release a 41 megapixel camera phone I was intrigued. I normally lug around a 21 megapixel DSLR and associated lenses – which gets seriously heavy after a day and is pretty bulky – so the idea that you could have a decent camera combined […]

A gig on a Monday night in Milton Keynes – who’d go to that? Well if the headliner are the revelation that is Barb Wire Dolls and the entrance is free then it turns out quite a few including yours truly are willing to make the effort. BWD came over from Greece earlier in the […]

Back in 2001 there were three street artists operating at another level to all others in London. Banksy, Shepard Fairey and Dface were the ones most visible on the streets long before the concept of having time and permission to paint walls surfaced. Of these three two have had comprehensive studies of their work released […]

21 Nov, 2013

New art on the streets of London

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18 Oct, 2013

D.O.A. say goodbye to London in style

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Well it certainly didn’t feel like a band hitting the blocks at the end of their career. For those lucky enough to be there this ‘farewell’ show from the Canadian punk stalwarts before singer / guitarist Joey ‘Shithead’ Keighley goes into politics was a show to live long in the memory. I arrived a bit […]


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