Live review: The state51 Conspiracy presents ​​​​A Midsummer Night’s Happening with Ghost Box and Trunk Records

Words by Gareth Thompson American author Justin Hopper once attended a May morning ceremony at Chanctonbury Ring on the Sussex Downs. In his mystic travelogue The Old Weird Albion he wrote, “It was raining, chilly… almost no one was watching. By earthly standards, not a great gig.” Hopper, though, knew this wasn’t the point. The … Continue reading Live review: The state51 Conspiracy presents ​​​​A Midsummer Night’s Happening with Ghost Box and Trunk Records

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Live review: MOOF Magazine presents Easter Everywhere, A Psychedelic Easter Sunday Celebration

    Words by Kathleen Savage This year on Easter Sunday, I was fortunate enough to be visited by the white rabbit himself as he lead me deep into the belly of Helgi’s for a night of far-out whimsy with MOOF Magazine. I found no chocolate eggs inside the rabbit hole, but I did find … Continue reading Live review: MOOF Magazine presents Easter Everywhere, A Psychedelic Easter Sunday Celebration

Live review: Factory De Joie and Psych-a-Rella Records presents The Pacers Album Launch at The Macbeth, Hoxton

Factory De Joie and Psych-a-Rella Records presents: The Pacers Album Launch at The Macbeth, Hoxton 6 December 2018 Live photographs by Alessandro Gianferrara Words by Emmally Parsons Psych-A-Rella Records and Factory De Joie teamed up to bring London a free entry night to remind people that guitar music simply is not dead… and probably will not … Continue reading Live review: Factory De Joie and Psych-a-Rella Records presents The Pacers Album Launch at The Macbeth, Hoxton

Live review: Beautify Junkyards & Sharron Kraus at Cafe Oto

Ghostbox Records present: Beautify Junkyards, Sharron Kraus & The Focus Group (DJ) at Cafe Oto (London) 26th October 2018 Live photographs by Alice Peillon Words by Gareth Thompson In her essay, Tactile Sensibility, the renowned weaver Anni Albers stated: ‘All progress, so it seems, is coupled to regression elsewhere.’ Writing back in 1961, Albers feared we were becoming insensitive and should … Continue reading Live review: Beautify Junkyards & Sharron Kraus at Cafe Oto

Live review: Factory De Joie and MOOF Magazine present ‘A Playground of Psychedelia’

Words by Kathleen Savage I don’t know about you, but I often find myself romanticising about being around in a different era, what it must’ve been like to be a sweaty face in the crowd at the infamous UFO Club in the 1960’s; well, as I stepped through the doors at The Victoria in Dalston … Continue reading Live review: Factory De Joie and MOOF Magazine present ‘A Playground of Psychedelia’

Live review: Mark Fry & Friends at the Betsey Trotwood

Mark Fry and Friends, Sir Plastic Crimewave & Sara Gossett, Alisha Sufit (Magic Carpet), Dan Davies (Wolf People) September 27th 2017 The Betsey Trotwood, London A sign by the door immediately grabs my attention, it reads “Astral folk this way --> Comedy that way<--" A tough choice, but tonight I'm here for the astral folk. … Continue reading Live review: Mark Fry & Friends at the Betsey Trotwood