Brian Jones by Harry Pye and Gordon Beswick copyPREVIEW

Pop Art Gallery show and album launch party for Micko Westmorlands ‘Yours, etc abc’ – Thurs 10th Sept at A-Side B-Side Gallery 6pm-9pm (and After-party)


London, New York, Paris, Munich is an exhibition celebrating the wonderful world of Pop music. It’s curated by Astrid Horkheimer and Harry Pye.

The show opens on Thursday the 10th of Sept at The A-Side B-Side Gallery at The Hackney Downs Studio. The private view for the show lasts from 6pm till 9pm There will then be an after party at The Russet (opposite the gallery).

Micko Westmoreland and Mikey Georgeson will be playing short sets at the gallery and DJ-ing the after-party.

Astrid says: “The aim of London, New York, Paris, Munich is to have a blast. Highlights of the show include a painting of The Clash by Ray Gange, Liam Scully’s Beyonce tribute, drawings of Kurt Cobain by Barry Thompson, a tribute to The Beatles by Bob London and a work entitled ‘BEATLES IS MY BAG [HAMILTON COVERS HAMILTON COVER]’ by The Wrong Paul Hamilton, a painting of Yoko Ono by Rowland Smith, a Kate Bush fanzine put together by Sarah Doyle, a gigantic Florence and The Machine painting by Julie Bennett, Sandra Turnbull’s mixed media tribute to Ian Dury & The Blockheads, Dominic from Luton’s work inspired by Paul Young, Pop Star obituary paintings by Hugh Mendes, either an Iggy Pop or Micheal Jackson painting by Geraldine Swayne, and this painting of Brian Jones by Team Beswick & Pye which was inspired by a track on Micko Westmoreland’s new album.”

Harry says: “I’m really looking forward to this show. I’ve been collaborating with Astrid, Gordon Beswick and Mikey Georgeson on several new paintings of David Bowie which will be hung together in our “David Bowie Corner”. We’re delighted that the p.v. of this show is also the launch party for Micko’s excellent new album: Yours Etc Abc.

Hope you can make it on Thursday the 10th as I’m sure a splendid time will be had by all.”

A-Side B-Side Gallery, Hackney Downs Studios, Amhurst Terrace, London E8 2BT For more info: 020 8533 7258 The gallery is open Friday to Monday 12 till 6

Yours Etc Abc by Micko Westmoreland is available on vinyl and digital download on the newly founded Landline records label. Signed copies of the album will be available on the night.


Micko Westmorlands album is reviewed here.

Mikey Georgeson is interviewed here 


All words taken from The Rebel Magazine blogspot with the kind permission of Mr Harry Pye..

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Ged Babey is 56. from Southampton, has written since 1985 for Sound Info, Due South, various fanzines and websites, contributed to Record Collector magazine and was sole author of 'Punk Throwback' fanzine -the name of which was taken from an insult hurled at him by the singer with a young band he managed for a while. Ged believes that all good music and art has a connection with punk rock.


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