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The Boomtown Rats: Citizens Of Boomtown – album review

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The Boomtown Rats: Citizens of Boomtown (BMG) CD | DL | Vinyl 8/10 Geldof and crew with a most unlikely early album of the year contender....

Head For The Hills Festival 2018 – live review

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Reporting back from the now annual pilgrimage/drive up the road to Head For The Hills 2018.

Head For The Hills 2018 – Festival Preview

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We look ahead to the 2018 Head For The Hills Festival, held once again at Ramsbottom Cricket Club on 14/15/16 September.

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.

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The Cribs: The Cavern, Liverpool – live stream review

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The Cribs The Cavern Club, Liverpool Saturday 21st November 2020 Andy Brown cracks open a celebratory cider and visits the...

INTERVIEWS

Interview: The Pretty Things’ Wally Waller reflects on the reissue of their classic album Parachute

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  The Pretty Things were one of those influential bands who never quite had the commercial success of...

NEWS

Unprecedented line-up of world-renowned photographers donate prints of iconic music artists to raise money for Stagehand’s Covid-19 Crew Relief Fund.

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Unprecedented line-up of world-renowned photographers donate prints of iconic music artists to raise money for Stagehand’s Covid-19 Crew Relief Fund.

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The Painted Bird – film review

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The Painted Bird (2020) Director: Václav Marhoul Cast: Petr Kotlár, Udo Kier, Harvey Keitel, Stellan Skarsgard Format: Blu-ray Release Date: 16th...

FESTIVALS

Six Of The Best Sets At Loftas Fest 2020

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