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An appreciation of the Dead Kennedys (sparked by new book on...

The new upcoming book about the Dead Kennedys by Alex Ogg (Buy it from here ) made me think about this band again- the brilliant band who ,whilst never broaching the ramparts of the mainstream like the Sex Pistols, were almost as catalytic and mixed a musical brilliance with a fierce energy and snarky wit that sounds as fresh today as when it was first released.

Jello Biafra pulls out of festival that booked Dead Kennedys on...

Things can get a bit frosty in rock n roll- especially when bands fall apart or reform awkwardly

The first 10 punk singles bought by Tim Burgess of The...

Tim Burgess has always been a fan of punk. A music nut he is a fan of most forms of music but punk was the formative music that really affected him in his youth and set him on the trail. We knew a long tiome about his love of punk so we were intrigued by the first punk singles he went out and bought so we asked him and he sent back his list of first punk singles that he purchased.




40 years ago R.E.M. played their first ever gig : our man was there and here is his review

In the early hours of the evening, several hundred people gathered around a collapsing episcopal church, only a short walk away from the university's main entrance.


Perception Is The New Reality – Catching Up With IST IST Ahead of The Release of Their Debut Album

Manchester's most haunting and idiosyncratic band are gearing up to release their debut album Architecture. Louder Than War's Dave Beech caught up with them ahead of its release.


Get well soon Marianne Faithfull : icon in hospital with Corona

Marianne Faithfull - Negative Capability - Cover
The wonderful and iconic Marianne Faithfull has been admitted to hospital in London with Corona virus.


Kwaidan – film review

Kwaidan (1964) Director: Masaki Kobayashi Cast: Rentarō Mikuni, Keiko Kishi, Kazuo Nakamura Run time: 183 mins Format: Blu-ray Language: Japanese (with optional...


Dark Music Days (Myrkir Músíkdagar), Iceland – festival review

Dark Music Days (Myrkir Músíkdagar) Reykjavik, Iceland 26 January to 4 February 2020 Reykjavík's Dark Music Days midwinter festival has...