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Hawkwind – percolating live space boogie at Leeds University Union 16th March 2017

Hawkwind – percolating live space boogie at Leeds University Union 16th March 2017

Ross McGibbon March 19, 2017 0

This is the Into The Woods tour, promoting (and featuring songs from) the new concept album. It follows on from last year’s The Machine Stops, based on E M Forster’s sci-fi novel, showcased tonight

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Pulled Apart By Horses – The Haze      shouts, trashes and twists its way into the run-out grooves with one guitar screaming and the other crunching riffs.

Pulled Apart By Horses – The Haze shouts, trashes and twists its way into the run-out grooves with one guitar screaming and the other crunching riffs.

Ross McGibbon March 15, 2017 0

CAROLINE INTERNATIONAL         17th March, 2017 Opening an album with the title track should give you a fair idea of what the band are aiming at and the eponymous track does just that – blistering

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Tedeschi Trucks Band – Live From The Fox, Oakland

Tedeschi Trucks Band – Live From The Fox, Oakland

Ross McGibbon March 8, 2017 0

CONCORD MUSIC GROUP    17TH March, 2017 Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks are American jam-band royalty. Derek is the nephew of Butch Trucks, the recently deceased Allman Brothers Band drummer, and played with The Allman

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PRIMAL SCREAM, ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN AND THE FLAMING LIPS coming to Hull and Birmingham this summer

PRIMAL SCREAM, ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN AND THE FLAMING LIPS coming to Hull and Birmingham this summer

Ross McGibbon March 8, 2017 0

We’re excited to hear ear-busting psych / pop / genre breakers The Flaming Lips, epic wig-outers Primal Scream and amazingly evergreen Echo & The Bunnymen have two weekends planned – one in Birmingham, one

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Omar Rahbany – Passport     is a journey into a grand big band jazz / Middle Eastern fusion

Omar Rahbany – Passport is a journey into a grand big band jazz / Middle Eastern fusion

Ross McGibbon March 4, 2017 0

10th March 2017 I hear some unusual things down in the reviewing cellar of Vanguard House and this is one of the strange delights that keep me excited for new music and willing to remain

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Torgeir Waldemar – No Offending Borders    combines acoustic melancholy with Southern Rock

Torgeir Waldemar – No Offending Borders combines acoustic melancholy with Southern Rock

Ross McGibbon March 4, 2017 0

JANSEN PLATEPRODKSJON RECORDS        17th March 2017 Seems like half of Scandinavia has an Americana band. Torgeir Waldemar got big praise back home in Norway, as well as here, for his Laurel Canyon-sounding debut a

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Hurray For The Riff Raff – The Navigator        continues the astonishing growth of Alynda Segarra

Hurray For The Riff Raff – The Navigator        continues the astonishing growth of Alynda Segarra

Ross McGibbon March 1, 2017 0

ATO RECORDS                      10th March 2017 We have a soft spot for Alynda Segarra aka Hurray For The Riff Raff. A commanding presence live, she has a quiet air of authority that marks her as

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Talisman – Don’t Play with Fyah      continues a forty year tradition of conscious British Roots Reggae

Talisman – Don’t Play with Fyah      continues a forty year tradition of conscious British Roots Reggae

Ross McGibbon March 1, 2017 0

SUGAR SHACK RECORDS              17th March 2017 I offered the opinion recently that all right-thinking people like roots reggae and I’ll restate it. What could be better than deep beats, moving sweetly and skanking as

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The Dream – Get Dreamy     is a huge stack of sixties psychedelic fun

The Dream – Get Dreamy     is a huge stack of sixties psychedelic fun

Ross McGibbon March 1, 2017 0

ROUND 2 RECORDS         3rd March 2017 Coming from the same axis as late sixties Lee Hazlewood, this lightly-accented groovy MOR visits pastures psychedelic while maintaining a swinging pop sensibility, like maybe early solo Scott

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