TQ17 is a TUSK Festival special expanded issue with contributions from a number of great writers. The festival is a diverse mix of music, sounds, exhibitions, films, fringe events and discussions, and we’ve attempted to include an equally diverse collection of reviews, observations, and interviews.
We chat with;
• Robert Ridley Shackleton about the birth of The Cardboard Prince, his unique performance style, mental health, unemployment, and gigging.
• Ceramic Hobs who gave us an interview to remember! It followed their performance on the Saturday, and their chaired discussion on the Sunday. This interview was recently referred to by Simon Morris as; “a chaotic interview which ended the weekend nicely for us”
• Chow Mwng, David Howcroft and TQ talk about the Nurse with Wound Mail Art exhibition and the live performance of Perforation Function which was inspired by the invitation to take part in the Mail Art Action piece.
• Shaun Blezzard discusses the filming and streaming of the Festival.
• Festival Director Lee Etherington offers his personal reflections on the Festival
• A prelude to the Festival held on the Friday afternoon at Shipley Art Gallery with performances from snmtmns, Liminal Haze, and Vampyres.
• The entire Film Programme
• The Festival’s third performance of Perforation Function by Chow Mwng and TQ
• Lea Bertucci’s set and her Double Bass Crossfade piece performed across the venue’s concourse by John Pope and Sian Hicks.
• Sean Thomas returns this month with his 2nd Merch Stall Adventure
• Because it’s so damn good (and was available at the merch stall), we review the new Drooping Finger album; Arthur’s Hell.
With this issue of the zine, and while stocks last, subscribers get a free copy of the new release by St James Infirmary; Answers to Questions Unasked, and we interview Gary Lang about SJI and associated matters.
In addition, TQ readers can claim a 25% discount off the new album Off Balance by Charlie Ulyatt as reviewed in last months TQ
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