Brian Griffiths' Another End

Brian Griffiths’ solo show, Another End, was a recent outing from a flamboyant and consistent oeuvre. The show featured a group of large sculptures that dominated the gallery space and posed a distinct alternative to a current prevailing trend for small, slight-of-hand objects. Tunde Yeboah had three questions he wanted to ask… TY: I couldn’t…

No Depression

He’s seventy-three years young and, courtesy of a pension fund that went west, out of retirement. Hallelujah say three raging Cohen-philes who get close up and personal with the saturnine bard of Montreal. LEONARD COHEN AT RICHARD GOODALL GALLERY In April 2007 I received an offer I couldn’t refuse – an opportunity to meet Leonard…

Curve Your Enthusiasm

The story of Franco-British ensemble Le Volume Courbe is one of indie rock entente cordiale. Iphgenia Baal gets the measure of their esprit de corps You wouldn’t necessarily know it when you hear them, but Le Volume Courbe is a punk band. Created by a woman barely able to pluck out a melody on a…

Factory Records

From the Velvet Underground to Curiosity Killed The Cat, Andy Warhol’s relationship with music was always ambiguous. Glen Johnson, sometime Warhol-esque leader/curator of art rock collective Piano Magic, rummages through Andy’s musical chest. I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with Andy Warhol. When he died, in , I paid my respects by spending a day…

Zing Went the Strings of My Harp

This woman is dressed as an haute couture woolly octopus. This woman is NOT a kook. Keiron Phelan meets singer- songwriter and harpist Serafina Steer and finds a strong mind, a clear intelligence and a love of life’s ambiguities. Watching Serafina Steer play is an engaging experience. She cuts quite a figure sat at her…

Warhol comes to Margate

A very wet weekend camping in Margate last summer gave me ample opportunity to explore the myriad of charity and second hand shops located there, in between braving dilapidated amusement arcades and visiting the donkeys on the beach. My stay yielded nothing more exciting than a plastic picnic set for four and a few china…