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Bootylicious: The top 10 best 21st Century pop singles (and they’re all by women)

In the battle of the sexes the girls are winning

More Beefheart tributes – by Magic Band’s Gary Lucas, and Sarandon’s Drinkmilk

We'd just driven over to buy some replacement tiles for the outhouse roof and Geoff (for that was his name) started telling me the story of Trout Mask Replica. This kind of thing happened a lot.

Captain Beefheart RIP, a tribute to a genius – by John Robb

the genius of Captain Beefheart celebrated

Shanghai is one of the key world cities of the now – by Jeremy Allen

There are several key cities in the world. Epicentres where the swirl of money and culture is at its strongest. The places were it's...

The darkest Xmas song ever? Jesu review – by Rob Haynes

False bonhomie is the curse of Christmas. That's why there is nothing more invigorating than a walk on the dark side. Rob Haynes recommends...

New Blood 7, The Phantom Band – by Vic Galloway

(if you like this please twitter it of put it up on your Facebook...also please leave a comment...)http://static.ak.fbcdn.net/connect.php/js/FB.Share Contrary to the received opinion there's...

Poly Styrene ‘Black Christmas’, the new single

What are your favourite Christmas tunes and what should we put on the front page TV on Christmas day?

Adam Ant – by John Robb

(if you like this please twitter it of put it up on your Facebook...also please leave a comment...)http://static.ak.fbcdn.net/connect.php/js/FB.Share This a story of a musical...

Late bid for Xmas number one from Kunt And The Gang

(if you like this please twitter it of put it up on your Facebook...also please leave a comment...)http://static.ak.fbcdn.net/connect.php/js/FB.Share Perhaps the most unlikely thrust at...

Lilly Allen – by Karen Mcbride

http://static.ak.fbcdn.net/connect.php/js/FB.Share Top Manchester photographer Karen McBride snapped this great shot of Lily Allen at the recent 2010 In the City. We think it's the best picture...

2 7²s clash, part 2 of an epic diary of the punk years – by Mick Middles

http://static.ak.fbcdn.net/connect.php/js/FB.Share Mick Middles (whose books on the Stone Roses and many others are well worth seeking out on Amazon) was the key documenter of Manchester...

Patti Smith on stage in conversation by John Robb (audio)

John Robb In conversation with Patti Smith on stage in Sheffield...
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