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Moon Duo – jamming deep at Leeds Brudenell Social Club

Moon Duo – jamming deep at Leeds Brudenell Social Club

Ross McGibbon November 5, 2019 0

Brudenell Social Club, Leeds 2nd November 2019 The psychedelic tradition of San Francisco is in safe hands with Erik Johnson and Sanae Yamada. The husband and wife team played a consistent ninety minute set

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Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith – ‘Mummer Love’ – incantatory, hallucinatory summoning of Rimbaud

Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith – ‘Mummer Love’ – incantatory, hallucinatory summoning of Rimbaud

Ross McGibbon November 5, 2019 0

BELLA UNION 10thNovember 2019 These are great time for avant-garde spoken word albums. Just last month, Laurie Anderson released a recording of her reading the Tibetan Book Of The Dead, now Patti Smith reads

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Spearmint – “Are You From The Future?” – clever pop, big tunes, this band is a hidden gem

Spearmint – “Are You From The Future?” – clever pop, big tunes, this band is a hidden gem

Ross McGibbon October 29, 2019 0

hitBACK 1 November 2019 Quality, clever pop is always welcome and that is what Spearmint have here. A mature and wise pop, like a longer-in-the-tooth Pulp and part of the British tradition that holds

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The Unthanks – A starkly beautiful concert in Bradford 2019

The Unthanks – A starkly beautiful concert in Bradford 2019

Ross McGibbon October 25, 2019 0

Live at Bradford St George’s Hall    24th October 2019 I’ve seen The Unthanks with a ten-piece band, as a three-piece acapella unit and now, tonight, we have the two sisters, Rachel and Becky, plus Adrian

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Melt Banana – melting faces at The Brudenell Social Club 2019

Melt Banana – melting faces at The Brudenell Social Club 2019

Ross McGibbon October 25, 2019 2

Live at The Brudenell Social Club 23rd October 2019 Melt Banana make Rolo Tomassi sound like lounge music. They give Atari Teenage Riot a serious challenge. Loud, furious, intense – but FUN. Despite inhabiting

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MATANA ROBERTS – “COIN COIN CHAPTER FOUR: MEMPHIS” – shattering poetic vision and powerful jazz

MATANA ROBERTS – “COIN COIN CHAPTER FOUR: MEMPHIS” – shattering poetic vision and powerful jazz

Ross McGibbon October 16, 2019 0

CONSTELLATION RECORDS       18th October 2019 An absolutely fascinating album, combining spoken word, songs, poetry, structured jazz, a country fiddle and freeform jazz. Riveting me to the sound, Matana Roberts weaves fragments of the life of

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Jordan Rakei – stick with the albums

Jordan Rakei – stick with the albums

Ross McGibbon October 14, 2019 0

Live at The Stylus, Leeds 12th October, 2019 Jordan Rakei’s most recent album, Origins, blends elements of soul, jazz, sensitive singer-songwriter stuff and dance. It’s a smooth listen on the sofa at home. Live;

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Mike Patton and Jean-Claude Vannier – “Corpse Flower” – packed full of respect for a giant of French music

Mike Patton and Jean-Claude Vannier – “Corpse Flower” – packed full of respect for a giant of French music

Ross McGibbon September 26, 2019 0

IPECAC RECORDINGS 13 Sept 2019 I feel the love and respect dripping from this. It’s a serious pastiche, an utterly focussed hommage, yet all-new. Once the singer with Faith No More, Mike Patton has

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Laurie Anderson, Tenzin Choegyal, and Jesse Paris Smith – “Songs from the Bardo” – high concept art

Laurie Anderson, Tenzin Choegyal, and Jesse Paris Smith – “Songs from the Bardo” – high concept art

Ross McGibbon September 26, 2019 0

SMITHSONIAN FOLKWAYS                 27 September 2019 At this point in their career, most artists don’t have the ability to surprise but this release shows that Laurie Anderson does. Fans of Laurie are tuned into her

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