In some ways it's quite surprising that we haven't had anything like the London Contemporary Music Festival (LCMF) before.
Avant-garde classical performance put together with drone, noise, SND [...]
My Favourite Record: Julio Bashmore
11th March 2014 No Comments
My Favourite Record is a new weekly feature where we ask musicians we rate from across the spectrum to pick their most cherished album - a development of our occasional On Record feature, and a [...]
A Beginner’s Guide to No Wave
Words by John Calvert 10th March 2014 No Comments
More often than not, the official history of New York's late '70s scene ends in the scuzzy confines of CBGBs, and the birth of American punk (or New Wave, to use its proper nomenclature).
10 must-see showcases at SXSW 2014
10th March 2014 No Comments
The leading US music conference returns for a 28th year.
Starting today, thousands of musicians, fans, and music industry professionals will descend on Austin, Texas for the South By Southwest [...]
The FACT playlist: our 10 picks of the week
8th March 2014 No Comments
Every Saturday, we post a run-down of the music - old and new - we've most been enjoying in our UK and US offices that week.
No emphasis on the boxfresh or the under-the-radar: just an honest a [...]
Save the Planet, Kill Yourself: remembering Electroclash
Words by Joe Muggs 7th March 2014 No Comments
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...
By the late 90s, the culture that had built around the acid house boom had begun disappearing up its own nose in earnest, and superstar DJ [...]
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