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Arctic Monkeys: Magna Centre, Rotherham

Live Review by Pete Paphides, The Times, 24 April 2006

SPEND AN hour in the company of Britain's hottest young band and an inescapable irony heaves into view. How is it that a frontman with ...

Communards, The: The Communards

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

Richard Coles, b. 23 June 1962, Northampton, England; Jimmy Somerville, b. 22 June 1961, Glasgow, Scotland ...

Jam, The: The Jam: In the City (Polydor)

Review by Richard Riegel, Creem, November 1977

ANARCHY IN the U.K.? You ain't heard nothing yet — just wait till the Sex Pistols wake up to the realization that they pissed away ...

Jam, The: The Jam: All Mod Cons (Polydor)

Review by Dave Marsh, Rolling Stone, 17 May 1979

FOR TWO albums, the Jam made leader Paul Weller's obsession with Pete Townshend and the early Who stand up as an acceptable substitute for personal ...

Willie Nile Hits New Career Peak with American Ride

Report and Interview by Jeff Slate, Guitar World, 1 July 2013

ABOUT 10 YEARS AGO, BBC disc jockey Spencer Leigh reviewed a show by my old band, the Badge, and wondered how we were able to ...

Enemy, The: The Enemy: Music For The People

Review by Paul Moody, Q, May 2009

The Coventry trio face the classic second-album conundrum — play it safe or stretch themselves. The answer: try and do both. ...

Blur, Oasis, Stone Roses, The, Paul Weller: Brit Pop: The Boys Club

Essay by Jon Savage, The Guardian, 4 July 1997

Pop music is booming, right? British bands are taking over the world, right? Wrong. The yobbish lads of Brit rock are about to hit the ...

Kate Tempest: The Great Escape festival, Brighton

Live Review by Nick Hasted, The Independent, 18 May 2015

Kate Tempest stands out proudly in midst of hustling between scattered venues ...

Terry Callier, 1945-2012

Obituary by Lois Wilson, MOJO, January 2013

The inspirational folk-jazz-soul singer songwriter died last month. Lois Wilson salutes him. ...

Money Mark: Organ Blinder — Keyboard Money Mark: Mark's Keyboard Repair (Mo'Wax MW034 20 tks/39 mins/FP)

Review by Everett True, Melody Maker, 2 September 1995

You may not know it, but you've already chilled to Money Mark's Starsky'n'Hutch keyboard grooves on the last Beastie Boys record. Now he's kickin' it ...

Sniffin' Glue: The Essential Punk Accessory

Retrospective and Interview by Jon Savage, MOJO, August 2000

WHEN THE FIRST Ramones album appeared in London, during the spring of 1976, it changed everything: not only the tempo and the look of rock, ...

Oasis: Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants

Review by David Stubbs, Uncut, March 2000

Change of producer and change of mood for long-awaited fourth album ...

The Jam: Fair Deal, Brixton, London

Live Review by Barney Hoskyns, NME, 20 March 1982

"See me walking around – I'm the boy about town that you've heard of..." ...

The Jam: In The City

Review by Chas de Whalley, Sounds, 14 May 1977

I HEARD the Jam's single 'In The City' on the radio the other day. The bass came roaring up from the mix and through the ...

Queen

Interview by William Shaw, Smash Hits, 26 March 1986

Were they wrong to play in Sun City? Did the cash in on Live Aid with their single 'One Vision'? At last their gracious majesties ...

Jam, The, Fun Boy Three, Special AKA, The: Letter From Britain: Jammed Up, Jelly Tight

Comment by Penny Valentine, Creem, June 1982

Struggle after struggleYear after yearThe atmosphere's a fine blend of ice.I'm almost stone cold deadIn a town called malice.— 'Town Called Malice', the Jam. ...

Billy Bragg, Paul Weller, Tom Robinson Band: Red Wedge

Retrospective and Interview by Johnny Black, Q, March 1996

Only one thing could possibly save us from vicious '80s Conservatism: the assembly of pop pinkos that made up the Labour-supporting Red Wedge organisation. Johnny ...

M.I.A., Pavement, LCD Soundsystem, Stooges, The, Field Music, Flaming Lips, Paul Weller, xx, The, Robyn: A Trip To Oya In Oslo Via Pavement, Munch & MIA 


Report by Chris Roberts, The Quietus, 20 August 2010

IF YOU GO for a cigarette on the fourth floor balcony of the hotel, you see cruise-ships and boats flanking a floating stage, upon which ...

The Jam: Jam: Maximum New Wave

Report and Interview by Chas de Whalley, Sounds, 5 March 1977

PEOPLE TRY TO put us down just because we sound like The Who. ...

Jools Holland: These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things

Interview by Terry Staunton, Uncut, December 1998

Fire up the steamroller, jangle the old Joanna, and fall off your chair when Terry-Thomas enters the room. Welcome to the world of JOOLS HOLLAND ...


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