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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.





HMLTD: The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham – live review

HMLTD The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham 16th February 2020 HMLTD defy all the odds to release a...

Just A Shot Away: 1969 Revisited by Kris Needs – book review

Kris Needs - Just a Shot Away: 1969 Revisited New Haven Publishing Ltd Out now Amy Britton...

The Young Gods “Super Ready/Fragmente ” – album review

'Decades later they, somehow, still brilliantly sound like this future...'

LegPuppy feat. Josefin Öhrn: Secret Friend – single premiere

LegPuppy feat. Josefin Öhrn Secret Friend DL Released February 14th 2020 Last year saw LegPuppy release their second...

Ezra Furman: Sex Education – album review

Ezra Furman - Sex Education Bella Union DL/Stream/CD/LP Out Now The inimitable Ezra Furman provides 19 tracks to...