Shorts on Tap present a selection of hand-picked short films from Tokyo on Thursday, January 22nd in East London’s Brick Lane. Tokyo Calling is the precursor of the platform’s first event abroad in 2015, London Calling to be held in Tokyo’s Shibuya on February 9th.
For more information and to book tickets, visit their website.
Established in 2012, Da Thirst magazine merges elements of contemporary digital culture with the more traditional practice of printed text and image as well as incorporating origami, horoscopes, cartoons and more.
On 24 January, the artist collective behind it will present an artists’ Fête in the The Institute of Contemporary Arts Theatre, featuring face painting salons, freak shows, fortune tellers, tiki tiki bars, live caricatures, blind dating, and a table tennis tournament, with musical performances and DJs from 8 – 11pm.
For more information, please visit the ICA website.
The former Screaming Trees frontman makes a return to the Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 28 January to play songs from his new album, as the Mark Lanegan Band. On Phantom Radio, Lanegan embraced technology by recording on his phone, using an app called Funk Box. The album grew organically from synthetic roots, inspired by Lanegan’s ongoing love of Krautrock and an 1980s new wave show on Sirius satellite radio. The opening song, “Harvest Home”, is one of the best with lines like “Black is a color/ Black is my name”.
A new exhibition at Snap Galleries features the work of fashion and music photographer Art Kane, who in the 1960s and 1970s photographed music icons such as Bob Dylan, The Who, Jim Morrison, Cream and Frank Zappa.
The exhibition coincides with a new book collated by his Son, Jonathan, who said that “Art Kane was a pioneer of conceptual photography, of using a wide-angle lens, of saturated colours when his contemporaries were very much using black and white.”
For one project, Art Kane asked The Beatles and The Rolling Stones to pick their teeth with postcards of the Queen – the only ones who would actually do it were Brian Jones and Keith Richards.
Art Kane: Visionary Portraits 1958 -1968 runs until 31 January 2015.