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Darwin Deez: Baby’s All Right – live review"
Darwin Deez Baby’s All Right, New York 26th August 2015 Darwin Deez – a regular on Britain’s live and festival circuits – garner critical acceptance wherever they go across our shores. Routinely then, like many indiepop casulties of the last few years, it’s taken their homeland of America years to catch up. Clive K Hammond […]
Jim McCarthy & Marc Olivent: Reckless Life: Guns N’ Roses – book review"
Reckless Life: Guns N’ Roses (Omnibus Press) Paperback Out Now Jamie Havlin reviews a graphic novel that traces the history of a band synonymous with rock and roll excess and controversy, Guns N’ Roses. In his introduction to the book, Joel McIver writes: ‘You probably know Appetite [For Destruction] pretty well if you’re reading this.’ […]
The Offspring: The Apollo, Manchester – live review"
The Offspring (w/The Menzingers) The Apollo, Manchester 25th August 2015 So-Cal Pop-Punks The Offspring prove they can still sweat, spit and swear like the best of us as they take to Manchester’s Apollo. Louder Than War’s Dave Beech was there. Hindsight can be a fickle thing. A little over ten years ago, I saw The […]
Steve Ignorant : top 5 favourite albums"
5. Michael Jackson ‘Off The Wall (Epic Records August 1979) That ‘Off The Wall’ (at this point Steve once again breaks into song, to the point he’s now jigging round in his seat) mate, you can’t keep your feet still, I know its Michael Jackson and all that, but this was before all the stuff […]
Arthur Baker talks New Order & Bambaataa at the end of his own UK residency"
Associated perhaps more with New York than with anywhere else, Arthur Baker left his home town of Boston in 1980, never to return “except, of course, to visit family”. In fact, the only remaining clue to his origins – let’s face it, he hardly sounds like a regular on the set of Ray Donovan or […]