The Durutti Column

Leicester Square Theatre, London 31 January 2010 “I don’t want you to think that just because we’re playing a theatre you can’t enjoy yourself tonight,” announces The Durutti Column’s Vini Reilly by way of introduction. “This isn’t a drama, it’s …” “Comedy!” heckles an audience member. “Yes!” agrees Vini, “It’s a farce!” As the group…

We Fell To Earth

The Relentless Garage, Highbury, London (9/10/09) Electric Ballroom, Camden, London (22/10/09) If they really have fallen to earth, I imagine the Icarus-esque We Fell To Earth hoped they’d land somewhere other than the (Relentless) Garage on a Friday night as support to lumpen US desert rockers, Masters Of Reality. The inglorious mismatch isn’t helped by…

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…