We like to come to the city,
Into the belly of the three-tiered echo chamber.
To leave in that last earthly hour, when the phantom gets too close.
But then decide, we will have another gin and tonic and change rooms.
There are too many weirdoes in here.
Electric Owl — giving you regular reasons to forfeit your day-walker responsibilities.
A REPERTOIRE FOR ROMANTICS
Self-labelled ‘legendary grumpy shop assistant’, Ivan Smagghe is a multifaceted artist. Depending how you like your French omelet, Ivan offers a couple of possibilities. You can have musical slash political Ivan Smagghe on his ‘A Few Things’ blog, or talent scout Ivan at Kill the DJ, there is rare books and films Ivan at ‘Discipline in Disorder’ and disco collaborative Ivan with Tim Paris as A Fine Line. We like Rough Trade Ivan in the salty flesh with his (our imagined) cologne of pencil shavings. Famous for reviving childhood vinyl first-loves onto Europe’s dance floors; the man has painted a career with vintage tastes and done well. He will be showcasing his beauties for us on the 31st of March.
There is only one Superpitcher, so you know what you’re going to get. Another music hero (it’s a night of lovers, not fighters), Aksel Schaufler is an enthusiast of guitars and melancholy. His remix of Brian Eno’s, ‘Baby’s on Fire’, was a staple at OneSixOne Thursdays for nearly two years (and whistled in the office on Friday mornings). Characterised by his subtle accents — both musical and spoken — Superpitcher is at his best an accumulation of his favourite influences. Think Roxy and Velvet Underground with a sprinkle of teenage disconnection and the electro beats of Cologne, Deutschland.
It’s a Sunday, so get yourself organized.