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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...)https://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

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Late bid for Xmas number one from Kunt And The Gang

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Lilly Allen – by Karen Mcbride

https://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

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

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

Confessions of an Anglophile. am American explains his love for British pop culture – by Jason Pettigrew

In the UK we always like to run ourselves down. maybe it's got something to do with the weather. But for some people there...

X Factor final, notes from TV hell – by John Robb

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Part 2 of an epic account of the student uprising – by Efa Supertramp

https://static.ak.fbcdn.net/connect.php/js/FB.Share And so, as of around half past five yesterday evening the decision has been made. Tuition fees in English Universities will rise to up to...

Where are all the rebel songs? The Guardian thinks MPs have no taste in music – by Kerry McCarthy MP

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Remembering the day John Lennon died – by John Robb

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