Thursday, June 8, 2017

UK paperback of Shock and Awe - out July 6



Monday, May 1, 2017

Spanish translation of Shock and Awe out now + news about other foreign editions + new interview

The Spanish translation of Shock and Awe - which is titled COMO UN GOLPE DE RAYO, and translates as something like "Like A Flash of Lighting" or "Struck by A Lightning Bolt" - is out now on the Buenos Aires publisher Caja Negra Editora.

Other foreign-language editions of the book coming out later this year:

The Italian version, published by minimum fax, is out in August. 

The German version - titled GLAM : Glitter Rock und Art Pop von den Siebzigern bis ins 21. Jahrhundert  - is  published by Ventil Verlag  this autumn. 

The French version published by Audimat is published most likely end of 2017.


Here's an interview I did with All Music Books's Steve Jurgensmeyer 

Sunday, April 23, 2017

New York April 29th - Glam!! A Celebration of Glitter Rock and Art Pop - symposium / mini film festival at NYU

Sukhdev Sandhu and I have organised a day-long celebration of glam, glitter and 70s art pop in downtown New York on Saturday April 29th - with talks involving Mark DeryDan FoxVivien GoldmanSukhdev Sandhu and myself, and the screening of some rarely-seen films from or about the early Seventies.

The event is free and open to the public.




Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017
Time: 2:00pm - 9:30pm
Location: 721 Broadway (at Waverly Place), New York. Room: 674
Cost: Free



2:00 –  introduction 

2:15 - So Many Ways To Hurt You (Jeremy Deller's film about glam wrestler Adrian Street, 2010)

3:10 - "Everybody’s In Showbiz: Glam and AntiGlam" - a talk by Simon Reynolds

4 - Roxette (John McManus's film about Roxy Music fans, 1977) +  film of the Moodies

4:55 - “I Felt Like An Actor”: Glam and the Authentically Inauthentic - conversation between Dan Fox and Mark Dery.

5:45 -  "Don't Leave Me This Way" (film about Brian Connolly and The Sweet by James Marsh)  
+  Gary Glitter: Did You Miss Me…? (directed by Nigel Finch, 1981)

6:45 - ‘Shock and Awe: Glam Rock and Its Legacies from the 70s to the 21st century’ – conversation between Vivien GoldmanSukhdev Sandhu and Simon Reynolds

7:45 - Slade In Flame (directed by Richard Loncraine, 1975).


More information about the event and the participants


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