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Mick Karn obituary – by John Robb

John Robb pays tribute to Mick Karn, who was one of the most distinctive bass players of his generation

Gorillaz, The Fall, album review – by John Robb

Damon Albarn recorded the new Gorillaz album on the road on his iPad. John Robb reviewed it on the road with his iPad...

Louder Than War’s top 80 albums of 2010

There have been lots of great releases this year but it feels like the calm before the storm. The big bands are back next year and also the cuts may kick in and things get a bit wilder out there.

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

Adam Ant – by John Robb

(if you like this please twitter it of put it up on your Facebook...also please leave a comment...) 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...) Perhaps the most unlikely thrust at...

Lilly Allen – by Karen Mcbride

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...

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

Wake Up! You're Already Dead! X factor  is flickering in the background with its avalanche of nothing, the boring bright lights of heavily edited emotional...

Peter ‘Sleazy’ Christopherson RIP

The death of Leeds born Peter ”˜Sleazy' Christopherson at the age of 55 robs us of yet another key creative maverick and a man...

High on Hope film review

“I said to Tony Wilson, I said \'Madchester? What\'s all that about? Where can you go in Manchester after 2am?\' And he couldn\'t answer me. There was fuck all in Manchester, it\'s a myth, it was all in Blackburn.”

The Charlatans – by Dennis and Lois from NYC

We don't really believe too much in jinxes. If anyone or thing could change our mind it's The Charlatans.





FME Festival, Quebec – live review

FME Festival Quebec, Canada 29 August - 1 September 2019 FME offers a crash course in Quebec’s...

Fear Of Rock! Why is mainstream media still confused by rock?

Time to defy the critic canon! Time to not only tear up the envelope but throw the envelope away and seek new horizons and new forms

Tool ‘Fear Inoculum’ : album review

9/10 for first album for 13 years for post genre genius band who dark and powerful visions touch the mind and the soul.

Grade 2: Tired Of It – video exclusive and interview

The Isle of Wight trio, Grade 2, recently signed to Hellcat Records, give Louder...

Have a Cigar – Bryan Morrison – book review

Bryan Morrison Have a Cigar Out: Sept 2019 Quiller Publishing Have a Cigar is the memoir of polo-playing...