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Camp Bestival: Lulworth Castle Dorset – live review

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  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

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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’...

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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

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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

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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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A Celebration Of The Musical Life Of Sylvain Sylvain – live stream

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A Celebration Of The Musical Life Of Sylvain Sylvain 14 February 2021 The sad and untimely death on 13...

INTERVIEWS

Interview: Maximo Park guitarist Duncan Lloyd talks about their new album Nature Always Wins.

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Since their first album was Mercury Prize nominated, Maximo Park have continued to be one of our...

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Echo & The Bunnymen reschedule Ireland and UK tour for Spring 2022

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Echo & The Bunnymen are the latest victims of the Covid 19 kick in the bollocks to...

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Band of Holy Joy and Bjorn Hatleskog – Notes From A Gallery

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Band of Holy Joy and Bjorn Hatleskog host an online four day exhibition of film and performance at Gallery 46 this week from the 24th to 27th February. 

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Six Of The Best Sets At Loftas Fest 2020

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From toe-tapping rock n’ roll to darkly ethereal modular synthpop - discover highlights from the vibrant Loftas...