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Charlotte Gainsbourg – “Rest” is going to be her biggest album, as she mines the mainstream motherlode

Charlotte Gainsbourg – “Rest” is going to be her biggest album, as she mines the mainstream motherlode

Ross McGibbon November 15, 2017 0

BECAUSE MUSIC        17th November 2017 Much has been made of the lyrical content of this bilingual album but I’m interested in how it sounds. A long-time fan of her Dad, Serge Gainsbourg and her

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THE UNDERTONES – Damien O’Neill discusses forty-one years of teenage dreams (so hard to beat)

THE UNDERTONES – Damien O’Neill discusses forty-one years of teenage dreams (so hard to beat)

Ross McGibbon November 11, 2017 0

Even if you don’t know the band, you’ll know Teenage Kicks and a stack of other singles. The Undertones had a few years of putting out great pop single after great pop single. You’ll

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Hüsker Dü – Savage Young Dü – why you should cherish your little local venues and touring bands

Hüsker Dü – Savage Young Dü – why you should cherish your little local venues and touring bands

Ross McGibbon November 8, 2017 1

NUMERO        10th November 2017 There are events that make such an impression that I can remember where I was and what I was doing. The first time I heard Husker Du was one of

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Dream Syndicate melt some faces at The Brudenell Social Club, 1st November, 2017

Dream Syndicate melt some faces at The Brudenell Social Club, 1st November, 2017

Ross McGibbon November 5, 2017 0

The only Dream Syndicate material I have heard is the excellent new album, yet I knew tonight would be great. The new album told me that this was a very polished and experienced band

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Cassels – currently the angriest band in Britain and quite right too

Cassels – currently the angriest band in Britain and quite right too

Ross McGibbon November 1, 2017 0

Vanguard-Online wondered what drove the furious guitar and drum harangues of Cassels. Fortunately, Jim Beck, lyricist for the duo was able to answer our questions.   Hi, how are you today? Not bad ta.

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Esmerine – Mechanics Of Dominion

Esmerine – Mechanics Of Dominion

Ross McGibbon October 23, 2017 0

CONSTELLATION         October 20th 2017 Described as a post-classical chamber ensemble, this is a long-form exploration of what it means to create feeling with sound. An impeccable lineage presents lead cello lines from Rebecca Foon,

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Jackie Shane – Any Other Way

Jackie Shane – Any Other Way

Ross McGibbon October 23, 2017 1

NUMERO GROUP                  20 October, 2017 These two CDs (or LPs) are all there is of Jackie Shane’s music. Still, that’s twice as much as anyone salvaged of The Shangri-las. Thanks to Numero Group for

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CASSELS – “EPITHET” – as angry and as yet focused an album as I’ve ever heard

CASSELS – “EPITHET” – as angry and as yet focused an album as I’ve ever heard

Ross McGibbon October 11, 2017 2

BIG SCARY MONSTERS      6th October 2017 Punk? Post-punk? I dunno. It’s noisy, very varied and right. It just sounds right and politically, it’s spot-on. It comes from the heart and art from the heart

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Cabbage – Insert Dreadful Pun Here……..

Cabbage – Insert Dreadful Pun Here……..

Ross McGibbon October 3, 2017 0

Live at the Live Art Bistro, Leeds    29th September, 2017 If you imagined what this gig was like, you’re right. Exactly what I expected on seeing the new hot ticket. They know Leeds from

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