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The Americans – live and lean in Leeds

The Americans – live and lean in Leeds

Ross McGibbon July 7, 2018 0

Live at the Lending Room Leeds 5th of August 2018 It says something that I want to see this band only five months after the last time. There’s something about the polish in the

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Guru Guru – “Rotate! 50 Years” Fifty circuits round the sun for legendary Krautrockers

Guru Guru – “Rotate! 50 Years” Fifty circuits round the sun for legendary Krautrockers

Ross McGibbon July 4, 2018 0

TRANCE MUSIC 29th June 2018 50 years is a long time in the story of a rock band. Guru Guru are one of the most significant members of what Britain’s rock press came to

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Forma – “Semblance” – minimalists eschew formalities. Less is more…..

Forma – “Semblance” – minimalists eschew formalities. Less is more…..

Ross McGibbon July 4, 2018 0

KRANKY          20th July 2008 Forma are a Brooklyn trio who like exploring, who like experimenting. They like polyrhythms, texture and variations on repetition. Mixing vocals, synthesizers, piano, sax, drums and flute;

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Binker & Moses – “Alive In The East?” – a beast of gut-grabbing vital free-jazz

Binker & Moses – “Alive In The East?” – a beast of gut-grabbing vital free-jazz

Ross McGibbon June 20, 2018 0

GEARBOX RECORDS 29th June 2018 For a duo, Binker and Moses have a big band. I should explain: The young jazz duo of Binker Golding (sax) and Moses Boyd (drums) are brilliant as a

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Cowboy Junkies – “All That Reckoning” continues an honest, human and affecting career

Cowboy Junkies – “All That Reckoning” continues an honest, human and affecting career

Ross McGibbon June 20, 2018 0

PROPER RECORDS 13th July 2018 It’s been a long journey for this family band, the Timmin’s travelling troupe. Forging their own path from a unique idea, a bluesy, Velvet Underground-flavoured interpretaion of what would

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El Goodo –  Del Shannon plays the Tremeloes while The Beach Boys and The Beatles look on

El Goodo – Del Shannon plays the Tremeloes while The Beach Boys and The Beatles look on

Ross McGibbon June 13, 2018 0

Live at Oporto, Leeds    12th June 2018 I suspect the member of El Goodo meet up weekly at their hideout in the Welsh Valleys and set themselves challenges: “What if Del Shannon sang a

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The Wave Pictures – “Brushes With Happiness”    a work of pure unalloyed genius

The Wave Pictures – “Brushes With Happiness”    a work of pure unalloyed genius

Ross McGibbon May 31, 2018 0

MOSHI MOSHI RECORDS        22ND June 2018 I was lucky enough to hear many of these songs live in March, in the cellar space of Leeds’ Hyde Park Book Club. Meditative, thoughtful ensemble playing and

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The Magic Numbers – Live at The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds 

The Magic Numbers – Live at The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds 

Ross McGibbon May 31, 2018 0

29th May 2018 What’s not to love about a band who walk on to The Shangri-Las’ Give Him A Great Big Kiss and walk off to the same band’s Out In The Streets? The

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Os Mutantes – fifty years of psychedelia tropicalia

Os Mutantes – fifty years of psychedelia tropicalia

Ross McGibbon May 29, 2018 0

Live at the Brudenell Social Club   22nd May 2018 Famed as the premier psychedelic band in Brazil in the 1960s and 70s, Os Mutantes are are at risk of being damned with faint comparisons.

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Sparks – still shooting off sparks after all the years

Sparks – still shooting off sparks after all the years

Ross McGibbon May 29, 2018 0

Live at the O2 Academy Leeds   23rd May 2018 The O2 is very full tonight. Sparks are not a minor nostalgia cult; this is a band that have earned affection in many hearts. Underneath

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