On 20 and 21 October saxophonist Marshall Allen returns to London’s Café Oto with the full Sun Ra Arkestra in tow to play two exclusive UK shows. And readers of The Wire can get special discounts on tickets to both performances.
Full details on the shows are available here:
Readers of The Wire can buy discounted tickets here:
.... well, sort of. Sherburne's holiday shopping. Or, you can take the boy out of the metro area, but you can't take the metro area out of the boy.
Via Bat20 on Twitter, this graphic rendering of Peter Saville's Unknown Pleasures cover is fantastic.
It's about this time of year that I usually point in the direction of Brian Turner's show on WFMU, where they get Siltbreeze's Tom Lax in to do a DJ set. As usual, it's the most crazy screwed up rock tunes, found down the back of the sofa, perfunctorily straightened out and slapped on the turntable. Awesome stuff can be heard here.
Paris's Instant Chavirés venue, which was one of the host venues for The Wire's 20th anniversary concert series in 2002, has had to cancel its autumn season of events as a result of having much of it's funding cut. The venue has launched an online petition to campaign against the cuts. More information here and you can sign the petition here.
Commissioned by Faster Than Sound and
Aldeburgh Music, Suffolk Symphony is a special residency and new
work by the self-styled sonic and visual production company Touch.
Inspired by the historic coastline of Aldeburgh and its surrounding
area, including Aldeburgh Music's rich history, Touch will create a
new audio-visual symphony using only locally sourced sounds and
images. Beginning on 16 August, Philip Jeck, BJ Nilsen, Jon
Wozencroft, Philip Marshall and Mike Harding will go on a week-long
treasure hunt in the area to unearth old records, field recordings,
home-made sounds and images to create a new multimedia piece,
culminating in its first performance on 22 August as part of the
Directed by Mike Harding with sound by Philip Jeck and BJNilsen and images by Jon Wozencroft, the whole week will be documented for an interactive website by Philip Marshall. The residency will feature workshops and presentations by Philip Marshall and Mike Harding, including interviews with the other artists and a Touch showcase, culminating in the performance which will take place in the recently converted industrial space of Snape’s Hoffmann Building. Suffolk Symphony will be subsequently released through Touch.
We have two pairs of tickets to the performance of Suffolk Symphony on 22 August to win. Click here to enter.
The Wire presents Into The Vortex, a three day festival (9-11 October) featuring some of the best music out there curated by The Wire and hosted by London's excellent Vortex Jazz Club. Regular tickets are available at £12 a night or £30 for the entire weekend here. But, if you're a subscriber to The Wire, we've organised an exclusive discount of £10 a night or £25 for the weekend! Click here if you're a subscriber to get your discounted tickets (Please bring along your subscriber number with you to the event along with your discounted tickets)
9 October: NEW PLANES OF ECSTASY
Richard Youngs & Heather Leigh Murray
Astral Social Club
10 October: NEW STATES OF SONG
The One Ensemble
Band Of Holy Joy
11 October: NEW REALMS OF THE UNCANNY
Broadcast (live) & Julian House (Ghost Box) (film)
All of this + The Wire Sound System DJs spinning selections of the best new sounds out there!
Amid news that Michael Jackson's death has led to the biggest record company payday in years, we've stumbled across surely the weirdest and most subversive Michael Jackson related compilation. No MJ himself, but all sorts of extraordinary cover versions, hiphop and R&B; namechecks, etc etc. More of a collage than a mix per se, plunderphoning the vaults of the King of Pop. Download here
Rob Young has put together an excellent playlist for his British Visionary Jazz primer which was in the August issue of the mag. You can check it out here.
The excellent Wayne And Wax blog on the RIAA
versus Joel Tenenbaum case. For those not in the loop, Tenenbaum
has been found liable of sharing copyrighted music at a cost of
$22,500 per track. That's not a typo - $22,500 per track. Wayne
Marshall took part in the case as a witness, it seems, and his
insider info is well worth your time.
I wonder if there any tracks I pay that much for? I guess "Fight The Power" by Public Enemy, Hallogalo by Neu!, "Fisherman" by The Congoes, "Warpdrive" by DJ Crystl, "Good Morning Captain" by Slint. Perhaps one of those ultra-long John Coltrane Live In Japan tracks – at least that might help get my $22,500 dollars worth.