Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Shock and Awe Los Angeles events - reminder + updated info

LOS FELIZ  Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 7:30pm

Skylight Books, 1818 North Vermont, Los Angeles CA 90027

chatting with Dean Wareham (author  Black Postcards: A Memoir /Dean & Britta /Luna etc)
+  Q & A

Classic Album Sundays LA -  discussing David Bowie’s Low 
November - date TBA
location  - TBA

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Shock and Awe New York events THIS WEEK - reminder with updated info

BROOKLYN - DUMBO  Thursday October 13th  - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Powerhouse28 Adams St., Brooklyn , NY 11201
chatting with Luc Sante (author Low Life, The Other Paris + forthcoming Lou Reed book) 
+ Q &A
info -  718 666 3049

BROOKLYN – WILLIAMSBURG Friday October 14th - 7pm
Rough Trade NYC,  64 N 9th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
chatting with Mark Dery (author All The Young Dudes: Why Glam Matters and I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts)  + Q & A
info -

 MANHATTAN – MIDTOWN  Monday, October 17th  - 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
*UPDATED VENUE INFO*Fordham University’s Lincoln Center Campus, McNally Ampitheater 140 W. 62nd St., New York, NY 10023 (between Columbus and Amsterdam)
chatting with Asif Siddiqi (author Challenge to Apollo: The Soviet Union and the Space Race and The Rockets' Red Glare: Spaceflight and the Soviet Imagination)  
+  glam video clips +  Q &A
this event is open to the general public.

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Here's a remixed excerpt from SHOCK AND AWE - taken from "Aftershocks", the book's extended coda wherein I track the echoes and reflections of glam as they reverberate through the Eighties, Nineties and into the 21st Century. It's a slideshow of snapshots across Lady Gaga's career to date, looking at her as the 21st Century's first digi-glam superstar and assessing her claim to be the inheritor of David Bowie's art-pop provocations. 

Friday, September 30, 2016

And here's the first interview about Shock and Awe - with Craig Austin of Wales Arts Review.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Shock and Awe UK events next week - reminder with updated info

SHEFFIELD  Tuesday October 4th - 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm (as part of the Off the Shelf Festival of Words)
The Auditorium, University of Sheffield Student's Union, Western Bank, S10 2TG  
chatting with Lee Ford (BBC Radio Sheffield) +  Q &A  +  Rocky Horror Picture Show film
tickets and info - 0114 22 33 777 –

LONDON  Wednesday October 5th   - 7 pm - 10 pm
The Forge3–7 Delancey Street, Camden, NW1 7NL
chatting with Alexis Petridis (Guardian + Q & A + glam video clips + DJ Simon Price
tickets and info – 0207 383 7808 -

MANCHESTER  Thursday October 6th   -  18.45 pm pm - 10 pm
Home2 Tony Wilson Place, First Street, M15 4FN
chatting with Bob Stanley (author Yeah Yeah Yeah+ Q&A +  T. Rex: Born To Boogie film
tickets and info: 0161 200 1500 -

Monday, September 26, 2016

Couple of things I wrote recently:

- entries on Laraaji's Day of Radiance, Brian Eno's On Land, and Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works Vol II in this fun and informative Pitchfork 50 Best Ambient Albums of All Time list - which includes a lot of stuff I've not heard and a few I've not heard of. Prefatory remarks by Keith Fullerton Whitman + contributions from Philip Sherburne, Mark Richardson, Andy Beta + more. 

- piece for MTV on how Alice Cooper's "Elected" was a prophecy of Donald Trump's presidential campaign. The first of a bunch of pieces loosely linked to Shock and Awe