The always delightfully provocative and to the point man they call THE ARTIST TAXI DRIVER has been talking to WeAreChange
“Luke Rudkowski talks to Mark McGowan, the Artist Taxi Driver about the various projects he has been involved in over the years. Mark begins with a story about a trip to America where he crawled through the streets of NYC on President’s Day with a George W Bush mask on and a sign that read “Kick My Ass.” Mark discuss his views on using art and direct action instead of protesting as a way to make people think”.
let’s see what he has today today,,,
Here’s some things happening tonight, as recommended by us on the ever vital LondonGigs.net site
THURSDAY 18th JULY
ORGAN Recommends –AK/DK, CHIK BUDO @ The Victoria, Dalston, 20.00, £3adv £5 door –‘Who are AK/DK? Two humans : two drum kits and a lot of electronics is what they are…’AK/DK create improvised layers of fuzzed-up synths, delays and arpeggios, and thunderous double drums. Their live shows move between the thrashy dance of Death From Above 1979 through progressive/motorik rhythms of Neu, to beautiful melodic sections that sound like they could have been beamed direct from the 1960s sound lab of Raymond Scott.’ – more here
ORGAN Recommends –HONEY RIDE ME A GOAT, ONE MAN TEAM DANCE, RAIN EATER, GIANT BURGER @ The Windmill, Brixton, 19.30, £4adv £6door
‘HRMAG are one of England’s best kept, most exciting musical secrets, if they were American we’d be celebrating them alongside the very best of the current crop of avant rock math-swerving genuinely progressive underground bands, they are one of the best bands in the land right now, and they don’t play very often so go treat yourself and your ears, who knows when you’ll get another chance!. (Organ)’
The sound may not be great, but you get the idea,,,,
What’s Eugene Oxbow doing?
Sitting at the crossroads between OXBOW’s EUGENE S. ROBINSON [lyrics/voice] and XIU XIU’s JAMIE STEWART [music], SAL MINEO is a pure/impure distillate of experimentalism based on 30 second to 3 minute long focused bursts of sonic crime, that plumbs the cooling depths of a pleasure cruised death trip. These two undisputed heavyweights of musical and emotional non-compromise, whose music leaves tender bruises by whatever sweet blow it is rendered, are ready to crack rooms in two with their high precision silencer of a duo show, combining the best and most free-roaming of both their artistic domains.
SOME FURTHER READING FOR YOU…. Eugene S. Robinson on New Oxbow Material and Reviving Black Face
Only one way to clear out the damn people next door and their syinking stench of a dumbflip barbecuem some classic summers day music from Sham…
sham 69 at their peak live at reading festival 78 w/the sham army taking care of business.
from “kids like me & you”