Robots and Avatars

Robots and Avatars – Previewed

A new exhibition opens at FACT on Friday promising to provide a glimpse into our near futures. Just don’t be disappointed if there are no kitchen droids on display.   If the previous...

The secret gig in Reds venue

Field Trip #4: ATP Part Two

We thought one field trip wasn’t enough to do justice to the weekend’s Jeff Mangum curated ATP, so we went ahead and made it a two-parter… On balance, we reckon you’ll agree with...

Wild Beasts

Culture Diary w/c 12-03-2012

Thursday 15 – Young Pines Present – No Vacancy @ WCS, 6-9pm, free Ever wondered what it would be like to be a survivor of a natural disaster? Where would you shelter once...

Judah Bauer, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

Field Trip #4: ATP Part One

For those who’ve never been to ATP, last Wednesday’s playlist will have provided a perfect overview to what it means to All Tomorrow’s Parties die-hards and us alike. The joy of the first...

Spectres of the Spectacle

Static Fallout: ‘another reason to leave Liverpool?’

If things continue in this vein (and where are the signs they won’t?), Jon Davies predicts graduates will vote with their feet, himself included…  I’m most likely going to echo every sentiment in last...

All Tomorrows Parties 2012

Playlist #7: All Tomorrow’s Parties

This weekend The Double Negative embarks on a trip to Butlins, Minehead.  Alas, our reasons are not to watch Chico, or admire the sublime skills of the super-talented Red Coats. No, we’re off...

A typically busy Static Gallery live music night

Capital of Culture? Ask Static Gallery

We consider the aftermath as another live music venue bites the dust… Back in February, Jon Davies wrote a piece in these pages about a Noise Debate held at Static Gallery. The debate...

Go-between (noaidi) Inari 2002 Marja Helander, Topophobia exhibition

Topophobia at the Bluecoat – Reviewed

Linda Pittwood gets that anxious feeling, but was it for all the right reasons? A man stands by some trees with blood smeared down his face.  He is looking away from you. You...

Cass McCombs

Cass McCombs: Home at last

This Wednesday sees a one-off performer in the shape of Cass McCombs pitch up at Leaf… Labelled ‘unobtrusively brilliant’ by none other than John Peel, it’s perhaps hard to come up with a...