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Album Review: I Am Not A Dog On A Chain, Morrissey

April 5, 2020 No Comments

As those who can still be bothered to care continue to fume at his flirtationship with the far right, Morrissey presses on with the insouciance of a thrice-wed gaslighter, essentially putting down the dog whistle he’s been tooting on for the past quarter of a century, holding it behind his back, while summarily serving up an album of such solicitous pop savvy as to protest he’s been decent all along.

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“Some people have called me the diva whisperer.” Blondie collaborator Rob Roth talks weirdos, icons and punk sensibility

March 12, 2020 Comments Off on “Some people have called me the diva whisperer.” Blondie collaborator Rob Roth talks weirdos, icons and punk sensibility

“There’s nothing contrived or canned, it’s just Debbie and Chris.”

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Photo Gallery: Stereophonics, Utilita Arena Newcastle by Lewis Palmer

Photo Gallery: Stereophonics, Utilita Arena, Newcastle

March 11, 2020 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Stereophonics, Utilita Arena, Newcastle

Northern Soul photographer Lewis Palmer sees Stereophonics at Utilita Arena, Newcastle and takes some excellent snaps.

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“It’s escapism into a different world for a weekend.” Luke Bainbridge on the Lake District’s new Aerial Festival

March 7, 2020 Comments Off on “It’s escapism into a different world for a weekend.” Luke Bainbridge on the Lake District’s new Aerial Festival

When Luke Bainbridge first started going to festivals in the early 1990s, only a handful existed with some offering the mere basics in entertainment.

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Use Hearing Protection: celebrating the early years of Factory Records

February 1, 2020 Comments Off on Use Hearing Protection: celebrating the early years of Factory Records

Jan Hicks has a particular, distinctive memory of growing up in the early 80s.

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“One of the best things you can do to find out what it’s like to run a music venue is fix the toilet.” We talk to The Fulford Arms in York

December 21, 2019 Comments Off on “One of the best things you can do to find out what it’s like to run a music venue is fix the toilet.” We talk to The Fulford Arms in York

Brilliant daylight flits through large windows bringing an air of a quaint countryside pub to the empty bar area.

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Music Review: Vetiver/Treetop Flyers, YES, Manchester

December 9, 2019 Comments Off on Music Review: Vetiver/Treetop Flyers, YES, Manchester

I’m sure Andy Cabic, aka Vetiver, won’t mind me saying that when I had a quick transatlantic chat with him last week (as you do), he seemed distinctly nervous about performing this string of UK dates completely solo, particularly as the Up On High album hasn’t been out that long.

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Win three tickets to Black Cacti Presents: The Luka State at The Met in Bury

December 2, 2019 Comments Off on Win three tickets to Black Cacti Presents: The Luka State at The Met in Bury

Win three tickets to Black Cacti Presents: The Luka State at The Met in Bury.

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Music Review: Shakespears Sister, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

November 16, 2019 Comments Off on Music Review: Shakespears Sister, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

There’s always been something of the magpie about Siobhan Fahey, a pop star with a fan’s fascination for pop.

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Music Review: Twin Peaks Soundtrack Live, Manchester Camerata, Yes

November 4, 2019 Comments Off on Music Review: Twin Peaks Soundtrack Live, Manchester Camerata, Yes

If ever a television series was to pass across the flat screen looking glass to haunt the reality that watched it, it would be Twin Peaks. Unlike anything else when it was first transmitted, the singular creation of David Lynch and Mark Frost shifted genre and tone, time and place, the everyday and the uncanny. If darkness could bleed through into the daydreams of a homecoming queen, if people could fall out of the world, why might not such a reality slip into this one? Why not especially on All Hallow’s Eve when tradition insists that the doorway between this world and the next is easiest to cross?

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