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My Darling Clementine

My Darling Clementine: Sheffield meets Memphis

September 12, 2013 Comments Off on My Darling Clementine: Sheffield meets Memphis

Back in the 60s, the likes of George Jones & Tammy Wynette, Dolly Parton & Porter Waggoner, as well as Johnny Cash & June Carter would take fascinated listeners behind closed doors for songs of love and hate, betrayal, regret, anger, guilt, revenge and hurt.

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Bruce Springsteen

Firing On All Cylinders: The Boss Delivers

July 26, 2013 Comments Off on Firing On All Cylinders: The Boss Delivers

“It ain’t no sin to be glad you’re alive” is a phrase from Bruce Springsteen‘s song Badlands that, for various reasons, has been haunting me lately.

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The xx

In Love, Love, Love with The xx

July 19, 2013 Comments Off on In Love, Love, Love with The xx

I had the chance to see The xx some years back when they weren’t very famous and it was easy to get a spot near the stage. It was at the Latitude Festival in Suffolk, one of the loveliest, most laid-back music weekends I’ve ever had the good fortune to attend. But I didn’t see the band.

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Fairport Convention

Fairport Convention at The Met, Bury

June 16, 2013 Comments Off on Fairport Convention at The Met, Bury

“I recognise so many faces…and so much clothing,” says singer Simon Nicol, as Fairport Convention settle down on stage and the applause from an expectant full house at the Bury Met dies down.

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Olafur

Ólafur Arnalds, RNCM

June 6, 2013 Comments Off on Ólafur Arnalds, RNCM

In his publicity shots, Ólafur Arnalds looks like a model in a Topshop advert. But at his concert at the Royal Northern College of Music he was more rugged, befitting someone who had spent two weeks travelling and sleeping in a coach criss-crossing Europe.

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Edwyn Collins

Edwyn Collins at Hebden Bridge Trades Club

April 17, 2013 Comments Off on Edwyn Collins at Hebden Bridge Trades Club

There are all sorts of reasons to celebrate why an Ivor Novello award-winning musician and record producer is playing the Hebden Bridge Trades Club.

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House of Love

House of Love at Sound Control, Manchester

April 13, 2013 Comments Off on House of Love at Sound Control, Manchester

You could say that timing has never been the House of Love’s forte… just when they looked set to dominate the world with their brand of visceral, thoughtful indie-rock, along came grunge in the early 1990s and swept them away in a tide of lank hair and lumberjack shirts.

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