Archive for December, 2011

Next Week – Bang the Bore XI: Psychobabble

Bang the Bore XI: Psychobabble Featuring: Glyphs, Melanie O’Dubhslaine, Xenis Emputae Travelling Band, After the Rain, Hossein Hadisi, Co-Fragilities, BtBarbershop Quartet, Pauline Oliveros’ Tuning Meditation 7pm – 10pm, Saturday 17th December 2011 John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton, SO17 1BJ Free entry/donations gratefully accepted Our second event at Southampton’s hospitable and forward-thinking Hansard Gallery is […]

Bang the Bore X: Zone of Alienation

An accompaniment to Jane and Louise Wilson’s exhibition of photographs taken around the Chernobyl exclusion zone, our tenth event presented music themed around nuclear energy in the context of the wider energy industry, culturally embedded fears, environmental impact and humanity’s ceaseless and increasing demand for more power.

Submissions invited for “Here” compilation…

Bang The Bore is curating a compilation, “Here”, which seeks to explore the relationship between musicians and their locality. We are thus inviting submissions on this theme… The bare bones: Participants are asked to submit a track (no longer than 6 mins) reflecting the current locale (or part thereof) they find themselves in; along with […]

Smoke and Mirrors (part two) – Old Devil Moon

Part two of Stephen Grasso’s psychogeographic tour-de-force uncovers the pre-Christian mythologies of the site of St. Paul’s Cathedral, traces the global reach of St. Brigit though the syncretic religious practices of British indentured servants and African victims of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, and disinters the ghosts of Londons past in the City of the Moon’s unquiet burial grounds.

Aaron Moore – Fox & Newt, Leeds, 09.09.11.

Aaron Moore’s performance at the Fox & Newt in Leeds is full of awkward spaces, fortuitous circumstance and deliberate anti-musicianship, with disinterest in technical skill cultivated to a degree whereby it becomes a strategy in its own right.

A Voodoo Christmas in South Norwood

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… a (sometimes very) tangentially Voodoo-themed seasonal mixtape, courtesy of record collector and witchdoctor Stephen Grasso.