ORGAN THING: Two art shows in two Dalston basements, another Thursday night, some Gold, some Cluster, a whole load of smashing it and no damn nibbles

  Another Thursday night and another couple of openings at Galleries, the world is on the blink, feels like we’re on the brink, that sounded like a bad song lyric, art must go on though.  Art goes on, Dalston this time, the edges of Hackney where East becomes North London on the other side of…

ORGAN PREVIEW: Profound Sound returns to Folkestone’s Creative Quarter with a whole load of sound and musical art…

Dates for your new diaries, details of Folkestone’s Profound Sound festival are emerging, looks like it could be rather good, we like the way things flow over in Folkestone. The Profound Sound Folkestone is on 3/4/5 February 2017.  “Profound Sound reaches across traditional forms of music to the fringes of sound-art; covering song & instrumental…

ORGAN THING: Doomsday? More Doomsday Student? The right’s reaction to the Turner Prize, to culture, to American Anymen, UR, all boy/all girl and the fight for our art is on….

Here, have another slice of fresh Doomsday Student. Like we said only yesterday, Doomsday Student are Eric Paul, Stephen Mattos, Craig Kureck, and Paul Vieira, people from previously vital to your lives bands such as Arab on Radar, The Chinese Stars, Athletic Automaton, and Chrome Jackson, “one should not be particularly surprised by the level…

ORGAN PREVIEW: Turner Prize nominee, artist Anthea Hamilton is in conversation with Linsey Young this Sunday. Stanley Brinks & The Kaniks post a taste of their forthcoming album…

“The X Factor it’s not music anymore, it’s karaoke. They are training them to be part-timers on a cruise ship. I despise the wickedness they put those people through. It’s a serious painful endurance course that they could all do without. It’s hard enough to be a singer in the first place but then to…

ORGAN THING: Assemblage, Stolen Space does it again, some fine fine paintings assembled – selfies, popular culture and the social disorder of the modern age…

It surely is time to think of First Thursday as something that happened in the past now, it certainly didn’t happen in East London last night. Sure, there was a gallery open here and another one way over there, but then there’s gallery openings in East London every night, went to a Hackney gallery opening…