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The Blue Monday Diaries: In The Studio With New Order – Michael Butterworth: Book Review"
The Blue Monday Diaries by Michael Butterworth 192 pages Published by Plexus Available now Eye-witness account of recording of seminal New Order album. Louder Than War’s Dave Jennings reviews Michael Butterworth, a prominent writer and publisher who once enlisted Geoffrey Robertson QC to overturn the ban placed on Lord Horror the book he co-wrote with […]
My Morning Jacket: Manchester Ritz – live review"
My Morning Jacket The Ritz, Manchester 6th September 2015 We see Kentucky rockers deliver an onslaught of a performance in Manchester. My Morning Jacket’s appearance at The Ritz was part of an all too brief visit to the UK as they continue to tour new album The Waterfall. The tour is also a continuation of […]
Jason Isbell: Something More Than Free – album review"
Resplendent with irresistible hooks, thought-provoking lyrics and observational genius.
TUSK Festival 2015: Gateshead Old Town Hall, Newcastle – Preview"
The brilliant TUSK Festival returns for its fifth iteration, taking place at Gateshead Old Town Hall for three days in October. The bill’s as eclectic and challenging as you’d expect, with plenty for gourmets of esoteric sonics to get their heads round. Among the delights on offer this time are: Awesome slabs of rhythm ‘n’ […]
Othello: RSC, Stratford upon Avon – theatre review"
A frighteningly modern production with hatred so intense it makes for compulsive viewing. Louder Than War’s Dave Jennings reviews the RSC production of Othello.