ARTY: cosmopolitan ambitions

2 February 2016

these record labels had the same fear of absorption and misappropriation (with ideological and financial aims in mind) by the traditional media machine.

Micro-labels: more than just records

19 January 2016

It’s above all in terms of structure and methods that the labels discussed here are considered – and often proudly define themselves – as “small.” At the juncture of the 60s and the 70s, a group of cineastes (and then of theorists) advocated against the usual modus operandi of cinematic projection (a projector in its […]

Wave – genres and sub-genres

6 January 2016

At the end of the 1970s no one would have thought to apply the currently used term post-punk to the motley mix of genres and sub-genres that grew out of the musical continuum of the punk movement. Whether they diverged from punk for aesthetical and ideological reasons, growing away from it, or claimed lineage to […]

Punk in Belgium, 1976-78

2 December 2015

In the first half of 1976, the then new rock music magazine More! put Patti Smith on the cover of its March issue and dedicated a page and a half in the June issue to her legendary concert in May at the Paul-Emile Janson Auditorium at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, but it was established […]