Goblin at the Supersonic Festival
July 24, 2009
— Electric Sheep Magazine
Electric Sheep podcast:
This weekend the cult Italian rock band Goblin are headlining the Supersonic festival in Birmingham, playing the final gig of the festival at 11pm on Sunday 26th July. Before that, the band are doing a Q & A on stage about their music with Electric Sheep Magazine assistant editor Alex Fitch at 6.15pm. The name Goblin first appeared on the map in 1975, when the band recorded the soundtrack for Dario Argento’s film Profondo Rosso. This was the starting point for a decade long, highly creative and widely influential collaboration between the eccentric film maker and Goblin, that made the group become the aural signifier of Italian horror films of the 70s and 80s, creating sound tracks to such cult classics as Suspiria (1977) and Dawn of the Dead / Zombi (1978).
For more info about the Supersonic festival and how to buy tickets, please visit the festival website at www.capsule.org.uk/supersonic
The Q & A will be podcast in a future Electric Sheep Magazine podcast
Links: Goblin‘s official website
Info about Goblin on wikipedia and the IMDb
Read Alex’s interview with director Dario Argento in Electric Sheep Magazine:
Dario Argento: With Goblin or with Claudio Simonetti, it’s different. For Profundo Rosso (Deep Red), we meet in my house nearly every night and they introduce me to the work of the day and it inspires me to do the next scene. It was very important. For Suspiria we collaborated on the music – it was good to do it before shooting.
For info on the latest issue of Electric Sheep magazine, please click here
Pho and Muc: comics and photos at the Arts Bar, Camberwell
Julian Hanshaw, winner of the 2008 Observer graphic short story competition for his comic strip “Sand Dunes and Sonic Booms”, exhibits images from his forthcoming travelogue / Thai cookery graphic novel “The Art of Pho”, alongside photos by Rob Athill of Saigon’s late night food vendors…
20th-26th July 5.30pm – late
Arts Bar (above Funky Munky),
25 Camberwell Church Street,
London SE5 8TR
also: Kevin O’Neill at the Illustration Cupboard
14 July – 08 August 2009
The Illustration Cupboard is pleased to present the first British exhibition of the world-famous graphic-novel artist Kevin O’Neill.
Monday – Friday 10am to 6pm / Saturday 12pm – 5pm / www.illustrationcupboard.com
and: Alternative Press Festival 2009
Wednesday 29th July – Sunday 2nd August 2009
A festival of events over five days celebrating the small press, self publishing and being creative in the print media.
Anthology Book launch / Wednesday 29th July / 7pm – 9pm
Free / Housmans radical booksellers / 5 Caledonian road / London / N1 9DX / www.housmans.com
Are you zine friendly? / Thursday 30th July / 7pm – late
Free / The Foundry / 86 Great Eastern Street / London / EC2A 3JL / www.foundry.tv
Spoken Word night out! / Friday 31st July / 7pm – Late
Free / The Griffin / 93 Leonard Street / London / EC2A 4RD
Collaborama! / Saturday 1st August / 11am – Late
Free / The Miller / 96 Snowsfields road / London Bridge / SE1 3SS / www.themiller.co.uk
Alternative Press Fair / Sunday 2nd August / 11am- 7pm
Free / St Aloysius Social Club / 20 Phoenix road / London / NW1 1TA
plus: Laydeez do Comics ….
Is a graphic novel reading group or forum with a focus on comic works
based on life narrative, the drama of the domestic and the everyday.
Launching the first meeting in July 2009 the group is being set up by illustrator Nicola Streeten and artist Sarah Lightman. As well as selecting favourite works to base discussion on, artists, academics and fans will be invited to speak. A platform for people to test new works and ideas or works in progress will also be included.
The Sewing Room / The Rag Factory / 16-18 Heneage Street, London E1 5LJ
6.30-8.30pm, Monday 27 July / Guest Speaker: Sarah McIntyre, creator of Vern & Lettuce comic
More info here…