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Camp Bestival: Lulworth Castle Dorset – live review

  Camp Bestival Lulworth Castle Dorset  30th - 31st July Camp Bestival is a family festival held in the grounds of Lulworth Castle in Dorset.  Curated by Josie and Rob Da Bank...

The Boomtown Rats: Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen – live review

The Boomtown Rats Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen 10th November 2013 Words: Sally Morrison Pics: Dod Morrison This was the last night of The Boomtown Rats’  reunion tour, promoting the release...

Bob Geldof says Tony Wilson should have a ‘scummy back alley’...

There's plenty of hair pulling in Manchester this evening after a few off the cuff quotes from Bob geldof about the late Tony Wilson appeared in the local press. Obviously something must have been said years ago by Tony, let's face it Tony was very acebric and the Boomtown Rats were one of those bands that got the slag offs more than any other.

Boomtown Rats: Box Set of all 6 albums – album reviews

The notion that they were somehow bandwagon jumpers is somewhat laughable when you consider that all of us, from me, to you the reader to dear old Joe Strummer jumped the very attractive bandwagon at some point in those glorious mid to the late seventies. In the rush to condemn people are overlooking a lot of hidden gems and this box set of the 6 Boomtown Rats albums is a reminder that, especially. early on there was a pretty damn fine band with biting satirical lyrics, a punkoid energy, a warped sense of humour and a lyrical sharpness that should be celebrated.

The Boomtown Rats to headline Chagstock Festival 2013

The Boomtown Rats to headline Chagstock Festival 2013 The Boomtown Rats (original line up) have today been confirmed as the headline band for the Chagstock...

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Gwenifer Raymond: Shacklewell Arms, London – live review

Gwenifer Raymond
Welsh fingerpicker Gwenifer Raymond showcases her talents for a packed pub crowd stunned into silence by her supreme skills. Tim Cooper picks his jaw off the floor.

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Mark Radcliffe talks about his trip into electronica with Une: interview

Mark Radcliffe talks about his trip into electronica with Une: interview by Paul Clarke In a long and...

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WATCH THIS! Chainska Brassika video for bouncing sake tune with actor Frank Harper

Chainska Brassika, the dynamic 8 piece ska-reggae band from south east London have teamed up with actor, film producer and ska reggae fan Frank Harper (Lock, Stock and

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Jojo Rabbit – film review

Jojo Rabbit
Jojo Rabbit is the Holocaust comedy that combines hilarity and sentiment in equal measure. Tim Cooper acclaims the film that's the talk of awards season.

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Underneath The Stars Festival – 31 July to 2 August 2020

Underneath The Stars
Underneath the Stars 2020, the seventh iteration of this wonderfully intimate three day festival with a big...