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Wednesday, 4 September 2013


Another busy two months, mainly with festivals, and live shows, and of course a mailbox bursting with new music to review.


Beans On Toast: Keep On Keeping On - Interview by Jake Al-Hilali

Black Belt Karate: Supergroup....Nah..Just Super Sexy Ninja's - Interview by Andy Barnes

Outfit: Putting On A Performance - Interview by James Lowther

Ian McNabb: The Eclectic Warrior Returning To Rock - Interview by Nigel Cartner


Rebellion Punk Festival 2013 @ Blackpool Winter Gardens (4 day event)

Wintersun & supports - Opera House, Toronto 11/08/13

Boomtown Fair 2013 @ Matterly Estate, Winchester, 8th -11th August

B-52s / The Members @ Manchester Academy 13/08/13

The Tapestry @ The Soup Kitchen, Manchester 02/08/13

Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra @ The Ritz, Manchester 11/07/13

Sylvain, Sylvain (of New York Dolls) / The Duel @ 100 Club, London 25/07/13

The Secret Garden Party @ Mill Hill Field, Abbots Ripton, Huntingdon, Cambridshire 25th - 28th July 2013

Warrington Music Festival 2013 @ Golden Square, 19th/20th July

Deadcuts @ The Water Rats, London 17/07/13

PiL/No @ The Ritz, Manchester 28/06/13

The Doors Alive @ The Lowry, Salford Quays 05/07/13

Delphic @ Manchester International Festival 18/07/13

Massive Attack vs. Adam Curtis @ Mayfield depot, Manchester 10/07/13

New Order & Special Guests @ Jodrell Bank, Cheshire 07/07/13

The Flamin’ Groovies /The Bermondsey Joyriders @ London Scala 02/07/13

Steve Winwood @ The Lowry, Salford Quays 24/06/13

The Levellers @ Holmfirth Picturedrome, Yorkshire 30/06/13


Big Sid - (A play by Jack Rosenthal) @ The Lass O'Gowrie by Mike Ainscoe

'New Dawn Fades' - The Story of Joy Division (Play) - Review by Mary O'Meara


August Album of the Month: Lucid Dream - Songs of Lies And Deceit by Mary O Meara

August album reviews: (better late than never) by Paul Hastings, Mike Ainscoe, Lee McFadden & Anne Johanna
Louise Distras - Dreams From The Factory Floor
Jonny Cola & The A-Grades - Spitfire
Crashdollz - Crashdollz
Michael Monroe - Horns and Halos 
The Gas House Gorillas - Punk Americana 
Rocket To Memphis - Do  The Crawl 
Rocket Overdrive  - S/T 
JD & FDCs - Recognise 
Fast Boyfriends - Derelict Aquarium
The Silver Shine - In The Middle of Nowhere 
Ebenholt Slappers - Downright Upright 
Lucy Ward: Single Flame
Mike Oldfield – Five Miles Out / Crises (special edition re-issues)
Fairport Convention - Rising For The Moon (Deluxe 2CD  UMC/Island)
Phil Martin - Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark
Rudimentary Peni - Archaic
Teeth Of The Sea - Master

MUDKISS REVIEWS: Summer Loving: Chumki choice of recently released singles & EPS

Dirty Freud- 'Agendas', EP
Annaca- 'Haunted'
Lizabett Russo- 'The Traveller's song', EP
Golden Fable- 'Crossfire'
Andy Warstar- 'Happiness'
Soul Saboteur- 'Somewhere There's A Light On'
DeLooze- 'Lost Army'
Dubwiser Dancehall- 'EP 1'  EP
Snakadaktal- 'Hung On Tight'
Players Please- 'Things Can Only Get Better'
Adding Machine- 'Ships To Sink'
New Desert Blues- 'Adam'
Bete Noire- 'Shut Your Mouth'/ 'Out And Proud'
Hot Beat Repeat- 'Soul'
Annie Eve- 'Annie Eve', EP
Solar Year - 'Seeing The Same'
Ummagma / Virta- Split EP
Lark- 'Goodbye Man'/ 'Bones As Bones'
Lost Ghosts-'Tunnels'

Den Browne reviews: Feelin' Hot Hot Hot

Charlie Whitehead - Raw Spitt
Lightnin’ Slim - High & Low Down
Dave Davies - I Will Be Me
Dead Meadow - Dead Meadow
PAS Musique - Abandoned Bird Egg
Kine - Meditations in April Green

Music Reviews for July 2013
Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
Gaoler’s Daughter – How To Make Time
Goldheart Assembly- Long Distance Song Effects
Dandy Warhols – Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia
The Short Stories - Send My Love To Everyone x (
Teho Teardo & Blixa Bargeld - Still Smiling
Visage - Hearts and Knives
The Lone Ranger – Wanted (Music Inspired By The film)
Drew Holcomb and The Neighbours - Good Light
Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo - Dear River
The Quireboys – Beautiful Curse
Star And Dagger – Tomorrowland Blues
The Black Clouds  - Better Days
Dinosaur Pile-Up - Nature Nurture
Hawk Eyes- That's What This Is- EP
Gauntlet Hair - Stills
Tyla J Pallas - Devils Supper
Hot Roddin Romeos - Booze Hound 
Hard Fall Hearts - Last 24 Hours 
Young Things - Hello Love
Screamin Rebel Angels - Hitch Hike
Two Cow Garage - Death of Self Preservation Society
Kawabata Makoto’s Mainliner – Revelation Space
Sleeper’s Awake – Transcension
Lord Dying – Summoning the Faithless
Black Sabbath – 13
Coffins – The Fleshland
Noisem - Agony Defined

July Album of the month: Miles Kane - Don't Forget Who You Are - Review by Steve Kedie

The Allman Brothers Band – Brothers and Sisters  - 4-CD Super Deluxe Collection


Den Browne & Mike Ainscoe do the rounds of the music themed book

  • Rob Jovanovic - Big Star: The Story of Rock’s Forgotten Band
  • Tony Beesley - Away From The Numbers: To Be Someone In The 1980s
  • Nina Antonia - 13 Knots - Collected Poetry and Prose
  • Keith Hayward - Tin Pan Alley – The Rise Of Elton John


Trust Disney - Reporting by Coco Fierce
"On a recent trip to the cinema with my son, it really made me think about the paths we take in life. In many children’s films, we are taught that good always triumphs over evil and that if you try hard enough all of your dreams can come true. But we all know that this doesn’t mirror reality."

Rockabilly Rants: Embarrassing Parents - by Coco Fierce

"Kids are great. Everyday seems to bring a new and exciting development. Whether it is baby teeth falling out, the moment they read their first words or them memorising the moves to Gangnam Style, being a parent is full of weird and wonderful experiences. Well last week I had a bit of a first as a Mum. My five year old son told me how embarrassing I was."

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