Posts written during 'January 2012'
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Wednesday, 18th Jan 2012
Though their ten year reign over the airwaves came to an end last year, James Murphy is giving LCD Soundsystem fans some closure with the documentary: Shut Up and Play the Hits. Charting the run up to the band's final show at Madison Square Gardens, New York; the doc has already received a spot at the Sundance Film Festival, with the hope of winning the coveted Best Documentary prize.
Directed by Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace, the film offers a much deeper insight on the frontman and what gets his musical juices flowing. Read More about the documentary on Fred Perry Subculture's music and culture feed The Buzz.
Thursday, 12th Jan 2012
2012 marks ten years since the death of Joe Strummer; musical icon and frontman of highly influential band The Clash. Determined to put the artist's legacy to good use, Joe's friends and family created the charity 'Strummerville - The Joe Strummer Foundation for New Music' to help aspiring musicians make themselves heard. The charity has already enjoyed huge success stories in the shape of Mumford & Sons who have gone to conquer America, and singer Anna Calvi who has been nominated for a Mercury Music Prize.
Long term friend and Fred Perry collaborator Don Letts has been in close support of the cause; creating a film about the project and acting as a continual supporter. Don sums up the importance of the project as: "In a cultural climate that feels like punk never happened the likes of Strummer are truly missed. Who speaks for you now?" Damien Hirst is also a trustee, donating several pieces of work to raise funds for the cause.
The foundation has taken a broad approach to it's mission, supplying everything from £1 studio sessions to support for former pirate radio station Rinse FM. Rinse is now a not-for-profit Community Radio station who have been helped by the foundation to set up the 'Rinse Academy' at their studios in East London. Here their fiercely grass-roots broadcasting ethos is used to engage under-represented communities and in particular, 15-24 year olds.
Monday, 9th Jan 2012
There aren't many men who can match the breadth of Henry Rollins' CV. Best known for his role as frontman for seminal punk band Black Flag; Rollins has also appeared in over 20 films including David Lynch's Lost Highway, as well as publishing numerous books on topics ranging from travel to political commentary. On Friday 20th January, Rollins returns to the Royal Festival Hall with a spoken word set, following a sold-out show in 2010.
Promising to be a mix of humour and indignation, pop culture and personal anecdotes; the punk icons shows have a reputation for being equal parts comic monologue and spine chilling confessions.
You can book tickets for the London show HERE via the Southbank Centre website.
Henry will also be appearing at various UK and European locations from 12th Jan - 16th Feb 2012, before taking his show to the states. For a full list of shows, click HERE.