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JZ Replacement – ‘Disrespectful’ – can jazz deal with another sax and drums duo?

JZ Replacement – ‘Disrespectful’ – can jazz deal with another sax and drums duo?

Ross McGibbon March 12, 2020 0

RAINY DAYS RECORDS       13th March 2020 Jazz is experiencing a major resurgence at the moment, thanks partly to the burgeoning London scene and the enthusiasm of the students at specialist colleges like Leeds. Jazz

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Jah Wobble – ‘Ocean Blue Waves’ – Post-punk icon is still changing, still growing

Jah Wobble – ‘Ocean Blue Waves’ – Post-punk icon is still changing, still growing

Ross McGibbon March 9, 2020 0

JAH WOBBLE RECORDS 27th March 2020 Confession: I have lost count of the number of times I have heard Jah Wobble play live. Last time I tried to count I got to at least

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TONY ALLEN & HUGH MASEKELA – ‘Rejoice’ – it might be posthumous but it is full of jazzy life

TONY ALLEN & HUGH MASEKELA – ‘Rejoice’ – it might be posthumous but it is full of jazzy life

Ross McGibbon March 9, 2020 0

WORLD CIRCUIT RECORDS      20th March 2020 Thankfully, like so many prolific jazz musicians, being dead hasn’t prevented Hugh Masekela releasing more excellent music. Tony Allen, the Nigerian drumming legend dug out his tapes of sessions

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Thumper – a band on fire, damped down by tiny crowd in Leeds

Thumper – a band on fire, damped down by tiny crowd in Leeds

Ross McGibbon February 29, 2020 0

Live at Oporto, Leeds 26th Feb 2020 It has to be noted that Oporto in Leeds is a black hole for bands. Unless they are local, I have never seen their tiny gig room

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Hands Off Gretel – Don’t Touch Tour explodes in Leeds

Hands Off Gretel – Don’t Touch Tour explodes in Leeds

Ross McGibbon February 29, 2020 0

Live at the Brudenell Social Club, Leeds 27th Feb 2020 With a ferocious sound and arresting visuals, Hands Off Gretel’s Leeds gig was a night to remember and the final emergence of the band

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PATTI SMITH announces only UK shows for 2020

PATTI SMITH announces only UK shows for 2020

Ross McGibbon February 19, 2020 0

LONDON ROYAL ALBERT HALL – MONDAY 02 NOVEMBER & TUESDAY 03 NOVEMBER Crosstown concerts have announced two shows by PATTI SMITH at LONDON ROYAL ALBERT HALL on MONDAY 02 NOVEMBER and TUESDAY 03 NOVEMBER,

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Automatic – Alienated Valentine’s Day in Leeds

Automatic – Alienated Valentine’s Day in Leeds

Ross McGibbon February 15, 2020 0

Live at Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds 14th February 2020 I’m not sure that Automatic know quite what they want to be. Playing The Belgrave Music Hall tonight, as support to the thoroughly involving Pins

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Teenage Wildlife – “25 Years Of Ash”

Teenage Wildlife – “25 Years Of Ash”

Ross McGibbon February 4, 2020 0

BMG 14th February 2020 Maths fans; it’s been twenty-five years since 1994 – does that make you feel old? Twenty-six years ago, I remember buying 1977, Ash’s debut album on vinyl – a dying

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Wire – speedy and intense espresso shot of a rare brew

Wire – speedy and intense espresso shot of a rare brew

Ross McGibbon February 1, 2020 0

Live at The Brudenell Social Club 31stJanuary 2020 Warning: You won’t be getting a blow by blow account of what albums had songs featured. Wire aren’t that sort of band and they have a

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The Milk Carton Kids – enthralling harmonies and gorgeous guitar interplay

The Milk Carton Kids – enthralling harmonies and gorgeous guitar interplay

Ross McGibbon January 30, 2020 0

Live at Leeds City Varieties 28thJanuary 2020 Creating an atmosphere of rapt concentration, The Milk Carton Kids were able to step away from their microphone and perform a song directly to the room without

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