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Friday, 10 May 2013



Nicole Atkins: Like A Line Of Darkness Drawn In The Sand - Interview by Melanie Smith
The Courtesans: They Are Coming For You, Anything Could Happen - Interview by Brett Dunford
Danny Garcia: Punk Icon Film-Maker - Interview by Teddie Dahlin
The Phoenix Experiment: Creating Cosmic Cosmic Clarity From Within The Illusion - Interview by Andy Barnes
Cathode Ray: Shining A Light On The Cathode Ray, As They Lay Belief On Me - Interview by Chumki Banerjee
James Brennan: [Festival Organiser] We Are Making A Festival For The Soul – Interview by Paul Hastings
Sid Glover: [Heavens Basement] I'm Pretty Level headed - Interview by Phil King
Lene Lovich: There's Been Something Missing In My Life For A Long Time - Interview by Phil King
Twisted Wheel: Getting Back To Were They Belong - Interview by Nigel Cartner
Turbogeist: What We Deliver Is Raw, Visceral, Good Time Music - Interview by Eva Jostakova
Bethia Beadman: Romance Is Just One Way Of Expressing The Unanswerable - Interview by Eva Jostakova
Dave Barbarossa: The Sound Of The Barbarossa Beat - Interview by Teddie Dahlin
Vinny Peculiar: Here's To A New Beginning - Interview by Nigel Cartner
China White: Taking D-Funk To Hollywood And Beyond - Interview by Nigel Cartner
Bull-Riff Stampede - Taking The Thrashing Machine By The Horns - Interview by Andy Barnes
Bellowhead: Fiddles, Bagpipes And Frying Pans - Interview by Mike Ainscoe
Scholars: Our Biggest Ambition Is Nothing Short Of Complete World Domination, So Get Ready! – Interview by Eva Jostakova

Findlay @ The Ruby Lounge, Manchester 19/04/13 
FAUSTUS @ Edge Hill Arts Centre, Ormskirk 20/04/13
Love/Hate @ The Vault, Rugby 06/04/13
Kate Nash / The Tuts @ 53 Degrees, Preston
Peace @ 53 Degrees, Preston 18/04/13
The Rubys @ Manchester 235 Casino 09/04/13
From The Jam / Thick As Thieves @ Warrington Parr Hall 13/04/13
Lene Lovich Band @ Dry Live, Manchester 23/03/13
Mohawk Radio @ Blind Tiger Bolton 23/3/2013
Johnny Marr @ The Ritz, Manchester 23/03/13
The Gramotones- 39th floor of The Hilton, Manchester 22/03/2013 
John Smith/ TJ Murphy/ Birthday Girl @ Epstein Theatre, Liverpool 22/03/13
My Bloody Valentine/Le Volume Courbe @ HMV Apollo, Hammersmith - 13/03/13
Albino Gorilla /Kim Jennett @ Retro bar, Manchester 19/03/13
Killing Joke @ The Forum, London 16/03/13
Enslaved/ Winterfylleth/ Ancient Ascendent @ NQ Live, Manchester 14/03/13 
Linnea Olsson / The Folk Remedy / Matt Hamer @ Sacred Trinity Church 08/03/13
Kvelertak/ Truckfighters/ El Doom & The Born Electric @ Manchester Club Academy 06/03/13

The Darkness / Ginger Wildheart @ 02 Apollo, Manchester 02/03/13
The Joy Formidable @ The Ritz,Manchester 28/02/2013
Andy Burrows @ The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds 26/02/13
Train/ Gin wigmore @ Manchester Apollo 19/02/13 
 Dutch Uncles @ Gorilla, Manchester 16/023

Strings of Desire - Autoluminescent, And The Musical Adventures of Rowland S Howard - by Helen Donlon
My Chemical Romance: Romance Is Over by Coco Fierce 
 Book Launch: Lucy O' Brian's 'SHE BOP: The Definitive History Of Women In Popular Music' - Report by Jeffrey Munday/ Photos by Svenga Block
April: Album of the Month: Wire - Change Becomes Us Review by Lee McFaden
Chumki Banerjee selects the best of singles/ EP's for April: 
Anna Lena & The Orchids- ‘Anna Lena & The Orchids’Candy Says- ‘Melt Into The Sun’City Calm Down- 'Pleasure and Consequence'Harts- 'The Music'In The Valley Below- 'Hymnal' EPThe Kill Van Kulls- 'Wooden Heart' , EPLittle Comets- 'Violence Out Tonight'Nicole Atkins- 'Red Ropes'Olympian- 'Back To The Great Lakes'Sam Lee- 'Goodbye My Darling'Soul Saboteur- ‘Clip Your Wings’, EPTears for Annie- 'Purple Heart', EPThe Lost Souls Club – ‘High Noon’, EP 
 Dens New Diverse Sounds For April 2013
Eric Burdon: ‘Til Your River Runs DryJonny Cola & the A-Grades: Straight to Video/ Marlborough Road DVDMike Tyler: Money Grows On Your Knees/ Corny Song Patches & Gretchen: Even Breaks Various artists: The Songs of Nick Drake - Way to Blue  The Jazzfakers: Here Is Now Patty Schemel; “Hit So Hard” DVD 
April round up of albums 
David Bowie - The Next Day Ian Mc Culloch - Holy Ghosts Jimi Hendrix - People Hell and Angels Depeche Mode - Delta Machine Iron Maiden - Maiden England (Reissue) Jello Biafra - White People and the Damage Done Melvins - Everybody Loves Sausages Peace - In Love Fallen Leaves - If Only We’d Known The Drey Rollan Band - Self titled The Pop Dogs - Cool Cats For Pop Dogs The Computers - Love Triangles, Hate Squares The Villenettes - V is for Villendetta Davis Fetter - Singles The Phantom Shaker - Self titled The Hillbilly Moon Explosion - Damn Right Honey The Heartbreakers - L.A.M.F 'Definitive Edition Box Set The Boom Boom Booms - Self titled Bring Me the Horizon - Sempiternal Dirty Beaches - Drifters/Love is the Devil For the Imperium – Hail the Monsters Nails – Abandon All Life Kvelertak - Meir Greg Lake - Songs of a lifetime The Godfathers - Jukebox Fury
March: Catching up with Singles/E.P Reviews by Chumi Banerjee
No Ceremony - FEELSOLOWThe Keys vs. Cian Ciaran (Super Furry Animals) ‏- I Tried To Find It In Books Eli & Fur - TonightHeads Hearts - FearKosheen- SpiesAlek Fin - MullmnttaB - mainsHumGabby Young - Walk AwayFlorelie Escano - The Liberating KindJosh Savage - Mountains In Hurricanes EPMaglia Rosa Group - Nighthawks EPThe Ambersons - The Magnificent Ambersons EPHenry Green - Shipwreck/ ShapesCoasts - OceansThe Delaplains - Gypsy Blood EPThe Vestals - Perfect Pain / Seventeen Arc & Stones - Arc & Stones EPMark Tremonti - Wish You WellLost Souls - Black EyesChronographs - Nausea’ EPMercury Tide - SearchingBombers - Drawing/ Buddy’s In A Cult
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: Push The Sky Away - March album of the month
Album reviews for March - Going in Deep & Intense. Our reviewers have been working hard to bring you this round up of new albums, offering something for everyone. More extensive reviews and in depth analysis, so hats off to the team of writers this month, who are ….Den Browne, Mike Ainscoe, Nigel Cartner, Murray Fenton, Andy Barnes, Paul Hastings, Brett Dunford and Kate Sheard. 
Bitter Springs - Everyone’s Cup Of Tea    Band of Holy Joy - City of Tales, 1985-2012    Klaus Dinger & Japandorf -  Japandorf    Billy Bragg - Tooth And Nail    Heidi Talbot - Angels Without Wings    Bullet For My Valentine –Temper Temper    Steve Hackett - Dark Town    Faustus - Broken Down Gentleman    The Courteeners - Anna    My Bloody Valentine – MBV    Stiv Cantarelli: Black Music/White Music    Mad Season: Above    How to Destroy Angels: Welcome Oblivion    Pure Love: Anthems    The Virginmarys: King of Conflict    Pissed Jeans: Honeys    Transvision Vamp - Pop Art / Velveteen    Buckcherry - Confessions    Voodoo Swing - Fast Cars, Guitars, Tattoos and Scars    The Delta Bombers - Wolf    Agnes Szelag and Jason Hoopes - October Pieces

PUNK + By Sheila Rock (Photography book) - Review by Murray Fenton
Den & Mike's Book Reviews: From Rock n’ Roll,  Punk To Reggae …Its All That Matters!
Bobby Keys: Every Night’s a Saturday Night - The rock’n’roll life of legendary sax man Bobby Keys Mick O’Shea: The Anarchy Tour Al Fingers: Clarks in Jamaica Pat Long: History of the NME - High Times and Low Lives at the World’s Most Famous Music Magazine Teddie Dahlin: A Vicious Love StoryScott Gorham & Harry Doherty: Thin Lizzy: The Boys Are Back In TownTony Fletcher: Perfect Circle: A biography of R.E.M 

MUDKISS PHOTOGRAPHY: This months live show photography features slideshows from 
Star & DaggerFrom The Jam/Thick As ThievesThe CourtesansMr HeartKate Nash/The TutsThe Misfits/ Goldblade/ Dirtobox DiscoLene LovichJohnny Marr / F.U.R.SLinnea OlssonThe Phoenix Experiment / Kindest Of Thieves/ Modern AlarmsThe Darkness / Ginger Wildheart