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...Gigs Latest...
The Bluetones play a free gig at the Virgin Megastore on Oxford Street on Mon 8th April, 6.30pm. You don't even have to buy one of their CDs! See virgin for info...
The Yeah Yeah Yeah's follow their sold out Metro gig with a support slot at Brixton Academy for Jon Spencer Blues Explosion on Thu 11th April...
The Vines have announced gigs at ULU on Wed 10th April and at Dingwalls on Tue 9th April. Tickets (£8.50) are selling fast...
The Bellrays play at The Garage with Beachbuggy on Thu 4th Apr (£7) and headline at the Monarch on Tue 9th Apr(£5)...
Electralane and Snowpony play at new (to us) West End venue The Studio on Apr 16th. Tickets £6...
Buy soon (£9) for the Le Tigre gig at the Mean Fiddler on Fri 31st May...
Cannibal Ox and Four Tet play at 93 Ft East's Eat Your Own Ears night. Bristol hip-hop crew Aspects DJ. Tue Apr 9th, 8-11pm, tickets £9adv...
The Breeders have added a second date at the Forum, Sun 2nd June, after the Sat sold out instantly. Tickets only £10...

We're not sure we should care, but A-Ha play the Royal Albert Hall on 25th June. Tickets from £20...
Primal Scream play the Shepherd's Bush Empire on 19th June. Tickets are a hefty £19.50...
DJ Shadow has confirmed a date at the Astoria on 20th May. Tickets are £16...
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...Clubs Latest...
Crowned kings of disco, Groove Armada, take over 333 this Sat (APR 6th) at Revolver. 6Ft Stereo bring DJ democracy to the top floor. 10pm-5am, £8 before 11pm, £12 after (they've put their prices up)...
A big night at Bagley's Studio, Kings Cross, on Sat 27th Apr, 9.30pm-3am. Original New York electro-disco group ESG play live and the legendary Mantronix DJ. £12 adv from Sounds of the Universe, 020 7734 3341...

action//force #1 takes place at Catch, 22 Kingsland Rd, on Thu 11th Apr, 9pm-2am, playing junk dub reggae punk disco...
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The Blurb

It's been a funny old week in London, what with the "controversial" (if you believe the conservative, small-minded press) Body Worlds exhibition coming under the hammer of an "enraged" unemployed university lecturer.

Geoff Lee, 51, attacked The Organ Man exhibit with a hammer after watching a father show his five year old daughter round the exhibition. Funny that a university lecturer should be so unfamiliar with the concept of education - wasn't that what the father was offering his child? - and funny also that he should choose such an illiterate form of protest, vandalism, to make his point.

Lee hopes to have his day in court, where he plans to defend himself by arguing that "you cannot commit criminal damage on a human body". Er, you can Geoff, it's called desecration.

Thankfully, Londoner's in general have been somewhat bemused by all the fuss and the hammer-blow attack. One such Londoner, Max Sacker, writing a letter to the Evening Standard (27/03/02), commented "I didn't feel that the spectators were indulging in any form of voyeurism, but found the exhibition to be both thought-provoking and therapeutic. By being granted access to the innermost corridors of the human body, I was able to lay to rest some of my personal anxieties regarding death."

And, unlike many of the critics, at least Max has seen the exhibition.


The Body World exhibition continues at the Atlantis Gallery, Trumans Brewery, Brick Lane. (9am-9pm daily, £6/£10 weekends, tel 0207 053 0000 for more details).

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