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LIVE: RATS – The Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool

When I got in on Friday night, I turned on the TV, and there was a programme on BBC 4 titled ‘Whatever Happened to Rock and Roll’.  Well Lauren Laverne and Eric Burdon, if you’d spent the last few hours at Liverpool’s Invisible Wind Factory, courtesy of This Feeling, then you’d know it’s alive and […]

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LIVE: The Sherlocks – O2 Academy, Sheffield

It’s been a long time since The Sherlocks played their last headline show in Sheffield but on Friday night, it felt like they’d never been away with a sold out show at the O2 Academy. In 2019, the Sheffield four-piece secured their second Top 20 record with Under Your Sky, the long-awaited follow up to […]

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LIVE: Faux Pas with Brooders & Bloodhound – Victoria Vaults, York

Faux Pas blow roof off local York venue Victoria Vaults during Independent Venue Week show playing alongside Brooders & Bloodhound. Independent Venue Week is one of the best weeks in the musical calendar and this year, York’s venues embraced it more than ever before. During the week, on a cold Wednesday night, I headed down […]

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LIVE: Michael Head and the Red Elastic Band – Brudenell, Leeds

I’ve been a Michael Head fan since my friend Nigel Shipton lent me From Across The Kitchen Table in 1985.  I’ve followed his career through The Strands, Shack, and on to his latest incarnation with The Red Elastic Band.  I’ve seen him at places as diverse as Edge Hill College Refectory and Liverpool Grand Central […]

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LIVE: The K’s – O2 Ritz, Manchester

Around 12 months ago, Earlestown band The K’s really announced themselves to the Manchester music scene with a sold out show at Academy 2. The 950 capacity venue was the perfect end to that chapter of the bands 18 month journey, and since then, the four-piece have grown leaps and bounds, culminating in a 1500 […]

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Live: Walt Disco – Fulford Arms, York

I wasn’t alive in the 1980s, let alone experienced the decade many hark back to so often, but in recent times, it seems that much of 80s culture has crept back into society. With 2020 being a new decade I thought it was finally time to embrace some of this full on by going to […]

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Review: Dorothy v. Bands F.C. Exhibition, British Music Experience, Liverpool – 10/1/2020.

Music and football and art have always gone hand-in-hand-in-hand on Merseyside.  The stories are plentiful.  There’s the apocryphal story of The Teardrop Explodes early 80’s winter tour dates being built around Everton’s away fixture list.  There’s the true story of Wirral post-punk icons Half Man Half Biscuit swerving an appearance on the influential TV show […]