A few weeks ago when I went to see a private view at Eb&Flow, I ended up on a bit of an art crawl (in truth, it might have been more of a search for free alcohol) and happened upon a great new gallery on Great Eastern Street. Housed in a former brothel, The Great Eastern Bear gallery is a tiny little space that almost feels as though you’re in someone’s (very cool) living room. It’s only been open for about three months, and looks as though it’s definitely a place to keep an eye on. They’re currently showing the work of photographer Rich Hendry – who coincidentally owns the space – but when I was there, I was charmed by these delicate illustrations by Kareena Zerofos.
Last Thursday I went to the Luv Luv Luv records showcase at Birthdays in Dalston, specifically to see Splashh. Splashh were amazing and I had the most fun I’ve had at a gig for years, but an honourable mention definitely goes to Tashaki Miyaki, who were second on the bill. Although their live show couldn’t really be described as “fun”, their lazy, fuzz-drenched sound definitely rubbed me up the right way.