ORGAN THING: Another five recommended pieces of music with Berlin’s Monika Werkstatt, anti anti-art band The New Blockaders, Scaramanga Six, Iran’s Mahdyar and Leeds quartet NARCS…

That five thing again, five music things, you know the score by now, five-nil. Five bands or musicians or pieces of music, musical things that have crossed our paths, five things we’re pointing at you, up to you what you do with it all, here they come, five recommended musical things in no particular order……

ORGAN: Five more recommended art things: David de la Mano at Hang-Up, Pussy Riot, Richard Woods at Chelsea Space, Interstices at Stour Space, Same Same but Different at Guest Projects…

Five more art things, five more recommendations, five things that have been brought to our attention, five things we feel are worth bringing to your attention, your five.  Been a busy few weeks here with the coverage of the excellent open studio events at Chisenhale Art Space and the Martello Street opening, that and putting…

ORGAN THING: The taste of paint, the smell of history, Martello Street Studios open day, like we we said last week, these kind of days are vital. Peter Kennard, Throbbing Gristle, Walid Sati, Zoe Benbow, Jamie Boyd, Doyle and Mallinson…

We said it last week, we shall no doubt say it again (if and) when we get to go to the next one (you can never take these days or places for granted is these property-developer-fuelled times of greed and destruction), we’ll say it once more here, open days at artist’s studios are always worth…

ORGAN THING: Is it possible to be too Peter Hammill? Is that vital spark maintained? Is it there on open display? A new album is upon us…

ALBUM REVIEW: PETER HAMMILL – From The Trees (FiE) – Is it possible to be too Peter Hammill? Surely no one else could get away with all this? All these metaphors, all this whispering through megaphones, all these public faces he’s prepared to wear?  What else would be squandered other than time? There’s always beauty to…