Saturday, July 16, 2016

Gig: Lovebox 2016

Some photos from the performances we saw at this year's Lovebox

Formation sound a bit like Rage mixed with LCD and are pretty good.
They don't quite have enough tracks for an album just yet but their tracks are good.
The drummer Kai seemed to have a bit of a fanclub, much to the leads disgust.

George Clinton was really good but there was too much going on on stage. A weird bendy pimp included.

I need to give Oh Wonder another chance. I wasn't in the mood for them on the day.

Jungle were poor, a large contingent of the crowd were into them; not me!

The it was onto the main event. LCD Soundsystem reformed earlier in the year and a lot of the people here today were in attendance to witness their greatness one more time. They were superb!

Exhibition: Jana & JS @ Stolenspace

Loving these pieces. I don't need to say much more.

Saturday, July 09, 2016

Exhibition: Jeff Gillette @ Lawrence Alkin Gallery

A new gallery visit for me featuring an artist who did some nice pieces at Banksy's Dismaland. This was his new exhibition Post Dismal mashing Disney with Calais.

A small selection of Banksy pieces was also on display.

I don't think this was one of his but thought I'd include it anyway.

Friday, July 08, 2016

Gig: Kyary Pamyu Pamyu @ Koko

So J-Pop superstar was doing a little global tour with her only UK stop being in London so I thought I'd tag along.

Leaving the main floor to the more hardcore fan I retreated to the nice seats at the top. I do like the Koko venue.

The performance was similar to her one in the Roundhouse last year, with 4 backing dancers and the blue gorilla DJ replaced with one who looks like a Christmas tree this time. 

There was no decks on his podium though. He was just dancing.

During the 2 costume changes we'd get weird snapchat style videos like this.

As with last time the final costume change had her wearing her cute bear ears.

Good crowd interaction

and good use of the mirrorball, which she tweeted about after the performance.

A little bit of the final section

Overall a fairly easy performance for Kyary who did this with an injured leg so wasn't into the dance routines as much as last time. A great crowd made this a great performance.