ELVANA – Nottingham Rescue Rooms Live Review, 15-09-2017
Sep19

ELVANA – Nottingham Rescue Rooms Live Review, 15-09-2017

ELVANA – Nottingham Rescue Rooms Live Review, 15-09-2017 Fresh from the bowels of Disgraceland, the moment Elvana walk on stage it hits you, this is a work of genius. A self aware mix of musical brilliance, the timing of a standup comic and a man who loves his burgers. Love buzzing as the band hit the stage at the sold out Rescue Rooms, the first thing you notice is the guitar sound, it’s phenomenal not to mention...

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BAND OF HOLY JOY “FUNAMBULIST WE LOVE YOU” REVIEW & GIG NEWS
Sep12

BAND OF HOLY JOY “FUNAMBULIST WE LOVE YOU” REVIEW & GIG NEWS

BAND OF HOLY JOY “Funambulist We Love You” (Tiny Global) I don’t need much of an excuse to write about Band of Holy Joy. When I first saw Johny Brown in action at one of the first ever gigs I flew solo at (early 90s), where they featured on a bill with Terminal Cheesecake, he was a mixture between town cryer, evangelist lyricist and wild man of Borneo. You couldn’t take your eyes off him. Coming off stage,...

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CAN “THE SINGLES” REVIEW – HOLGER CZUKAY RIP
Sep06

CAN “THE SINGLES” REVIEW – HOLGER CZUKAY RIP

HOLGER CZUKAY, RIP CAN ‘The Singles’ (Mute) I was lucky enough to meet the legendary Holger Czukay and Irmin Schmidt of Can while I was at MTV Europe in the mid 90s. Toby Amies had just left to measure Long Island and find his fortune while not cutting his hair in MTV NY and so the show I worked on MTV Alternative Nation was without its captain. Behind the scenes I was desperately trying to get John Robb of The Membranes to present it...

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GUNS N’ ROSES LIVE REVIEW – London 16-06-2017
Jun20

GUNS N’ ROSES LIVE REVIEW – London 16-06-2017

Guns N’ Roses: Tonight we’re gonna party like it’s 1989 They may be older, they may be fatter but like The Who, Guns N’ Roses prove every doubter wrong. With his diva prone ways, poor time keeping and Keith Lemon stylings, Axl Rose’s GNR could never be considered the real thing without Slash or Duff and Axl knows this. Mention GNR and people sneer, add Slash’s name into the mix and level up; you...

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LIFT TO EXPERIENCE “THE TEXAS-JERUSALEM CROSSROADS” REVIEW
Feb15

LIFT TO EXPERIENCE “THE TEXAS-JERUSALEM CROSSROADS” REVIEW

LIFT TO EXPERIENCE ‘The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads’ (Mute) Unbelievably I missed this epic beaut the first time round. I knew the band name but always got them confused with Explosions In The Sky. It was only when I belonged to the Rough Trade Album of the Month club and received Josh T Pearson’s hushed gem of an album “Last Of The Country Gentleman” that I got fully immersed into Josh’s unrivalled hallowed...

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SLEATER-KINNEY “LIVE IN PARIS” REVIEW
Feb09

SLEATER-KINNEY “LIVE IN PARIS” REVIEW

SLEATER-KINNEY ‘Live In Paris’ (Sub Pop) I’ve been following Sleater-Kinney’s Janet Weiss on Twitter (@jazzhand) and she’s been essential reading in this post Trump, alt fact, fake news era, an era which cries out for bands like Sleater-Kinney and the newly resurgent Team Dresch. Sleater-Kinney were formed from riot grrrl royalty. Corin Tucker was part of a band Heavens To Betsy whose promo tape album I...

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