NEW FILM - THE IMMORTALS
NEW MOVIE - HESHER
NEW MOVIE - OUR IDIOT BROTHER
NEW FILM - PASSION PLAY
NEW MUSIC - THE STREETS ‘OMG’
NEW DESIGN - RAGING BITCH BEER
ILLUSTRATOR: RALPH STEADMAN
NEW EXHIBITION - STREET FIGHTING MAN - FLASH PROJECTS
28th April - 4th June 2011, 5 Savile Row, W1S 3PD
Ev’rywhere I hear the sound of marching, charging feet, boy
‘Cause summer’s here and the time is right for fighting in the street, boy…
Hey! Said my name is called disturbance
I’ll shout and scream, I’ll kill the king, I’ll rail at all his servants…
(The Rolling Stones, Street Fighting Man, 1968)
This exhibition takes as its starting point, 1968, the year of rising violence on the streets of Paris and rallies in London. In March 1968 Mick Jagger attended an anti-War demonstration outside London’s U.S. embassy, during which mounted police attempted to control a crowd of 25,000. This, along with the rising violence in Paris, encouraged him to write The Rolling Stones most political song, Street Fighting Man.
The Sixties was not just a period of permissiveness filled with new music, fashion and art, it was a decade too of activism, of protests and demonstrations, aimed at overthrowing old prejudices, promoting a new liberalism and championing pacifism. The legacy of this activism can still be felt today.
Demonstrating the power of rock and roll as a focus for rebellion, and the status of rock singers as mouthpieces for radicalism, the exhibition includes a remarkable extended series of photographs charting a riot at a Rolling Stones concert as well as Caroline Coon’s celebrated photographs of Punks including The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Slits, The Buzzcocks. Through such series, as much prominence is given to the crowd as to the musicians in order to foreground the wider impact of this music.
NEW MUSIC - DARWIN DEEZ ‘RADAR DETECTOR’
Well not strictly speaking new, but **** it, it’s friday and I fancy a bit of it : )
NEW MUSIC - JOY FORMIDABLE ‘WHIRRING’
NEW FILM - COWBOYS & ALIENS
1873. Arizona Territory. A stranger (Craig) with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. The only hint to his history is a mysterious shackle that encircles one wrist. What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don’t welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde (Ford). It’s a town that lives in fear. But Absolution is about to experience fear it can scarcely comprehend as the desolate city is attacked by marauders from the sky. Screaming down with breathtaking velocity and blinding lights to abduct the helpless one by one, these monsters challenge everything the residents have ever known. Now, the stranger they rejected is their only hope for salvation. As this gunslinger slowly starts to remember who he is and where he’s been, he realizes he holds a secret that could give the town a fighting chance against the alien force. With the help of the elusive traveler Ella (Olivia Wilde), he pulls together a posse comprised of former opponents—townsfolk, Dolarhyde and his boys, outlaws and Apache warriors—all in danger of annihilation. United against a common enemy, they will prepare for an epic showdown for survival.
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NEW FILM - SLEEPING BEAUTY
“Death-haunted, quietly reckless, Lucy is a young university student who takes a job as a Sleep Beauty. In the Sleeping Beauty Chamber, old men seek an erotic experience that requires Lucy’s absolute submission. This unsettling task starts to bleed into Lucy’s daily life and she develops an increasing need to know what happens to her when she is asleep.”
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NEW MUSIC - MILES KANE - REARRANGE
NEW FILM - WARRIOR (2011) TRAILER
NEW MUSIC - WARPAINT - UNDERTOW
NEW MUSIC - MELODICA MELODY & ME - COME OUTSIDE