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“Set the Boy Free” – Johnny Marr : the in Depth...

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‘Set the Boy Free’ is the story of that fast-motion miracle of a band, as well as the thrillingly eclectic career that – as Marr points out – is as its high point today. It takes in a cast of characters that includes everyone from Kirsty MacColl to Keith Richards, Bert Jansch to Bernard Sumner, Paul McCartney to Hans Zimmer. It’s insightfully and (crucially) well written – Marr often being underappreciated in his vivid intellectual curiosity, as happy discussing David Hockney or modernist architecture as he is guitar licks. This is why he’s quite so scathing about the mid-90s rise of what he dubs ‘Manc man’ in the book – when you spent the best part of the 80s trying to look like the lost male Ronette why on earth would you settle for strutting around in a parka?

Johnny Marr: Albert Hall, Manchester – photo review

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Johnny Marr | Man Made Albert Hall, Manchester 8th October 2015 Louder Than War photographer Melanie Smith went to capture the man awarded the title - God...

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Peter Hook And The Light: Mexico City – live stream

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Peter Hook & The Light Mexico City January 15, 2021 Sure, it’s strange to be seeing live shows solely from...

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JK Flesh and Monrella: See Red – album review and interview

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JK Flesh and Monrella See Red Avalanche (AREC035) Available 18th January 2020. Justin Broadrick (here as JK Flesh) from Jesu and...

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Tom Jones releases utterly brilliant new single… Talking Reality Television Blues

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  Sir Tom Jones releases utterly brilliant new single... really! 'The Voice' judge sings the 'Talking Reality Television...

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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...

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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...