Bad Guys at The Windmill in Brixton: lingering chancers doing something somewhere between ZZ Top and Melvins, had those bands met by the bins in that dodgy-looking car park round the back of Iceland...
Mogwai, quite wisely, fear Satan. An organ-disorderingly intense encounter with 'em at the Royal Festival Hall this weekend suggests that's a thing that should probably work both ways...
There's another excellent-looking Haringey Literature Live event coming up on 6 Feb, featuring the poets Donald Gardner and Paul Lyall. Your correspondent hopes for an opportunity to read something short and off the point there. Go here immediately to find out more...
In anticipation of a rare appearance in London at Electrowerkz next week, Terminal Cheesecake vs Taxi Driver. Everything you need to know about both of those issues is available above.
Today, excitingly, we spend the afternoon interviewing professional Tweeter David Levin and comic David Schneider - he off of The Day Today and lots of other cool things - about writing and social media. Full feature to follow in due course. In the meantime, here's David Schneider on Knowing Me Knowing Knowing You with Alan Partridge. "We're bringing out a whitepaper which should end all discussion."
Today we're gently grooving (ie sitting in a chair and typing) to Lustmord's head-expandingly spacey, dub-inspired mix, which you can download for free from the excellent Secret 13 site. Below, Lustmord's epic Other Dub: music by which to see fearful shapes in the night...