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Mac DeMarco @ Rock City, Nottingham

Mac DeMarco @ Rock City, Nottingham

Vanguard Online November 22, 2017 0

Mac DeMarco’s serious about having a good time. Whether he’s inviting fans onstage to perform with him, indulging in a half-hour crowd surf or inserting drumsticks up his arse, the live antics of this

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James to play benefit concert in Manchester in December

James to play benefit concert in Manchester in December

Vanguard Online November 11, 2017 0

James will playing a one-off benefit show for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund at Manchester Albert Hall on Monday 18 December. The MANCHESTER EMERGENCY FUND supports people who were injured or bereaved in the attack on 22 May 2017

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Morrissey continues to excite the iconoclast, to a prog rock soundtrack

Morrissey continues to excite the iconoclast, to a prog rock soundtrack

Vanguard Online November 10, 2017 0

Nothing new here for Morrissey fans? A bucket list of stereotypes is ticked within the first five minutes contemplation of Morrissey’s new album. Title? Low in high school. Cover photo? A boy outside of Buckingham

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Robert’s singing in his sleep again

Robert’s singing in his sleep again

Vanguard Online October 24, 2017 0

Does someone need to wake Robert up? Or maybe he’s already woken up and what we can hear are the musings of the morning after the night before. Carry Fire is a soft and atmospheric album,

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Traumatic memories are the subject of Forest Swords electronic mash up

Traumatic memories are the subject of Forest Swords electronic mash up

Vanguard Online October 23, 2017 0

Its almost as if Forest Swords had written Compassion for a hard hitting drama series for BBC 2. Tribal warrior drum beats set in the distance and an organ which echoes and haunts as if it was

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Andrew Weatherall’s Qualia is Trans-Europe Express for the twenty first century

Andrew Weatherall’s Qualia is Trans-Europe Express for the twenty first century

Vanguard Online October 21, 2017 0

Andrew Weatherall’s Qualia is Trans-Europe Express for the twenty first century. It’s upbeat, fresh, it has razor sharp sounds and nice drum arrangements. It continues the tradition of Weatherall’s Two Lone Swordsmen project in that the emotions are

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Foo Fighters put on a variety show

Foo Fighters put on a variety show

Vanguard Online October 11, 2017 0

I was really hopeful about the Foo Fighters when they came into view in the summer of 1995, I thought any spin-off of Nirvana was worth a listen. And yet the name ‘Foo Fighters’

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The prog kings of 2017 are doing a tour of the north and Brighton

The prog kings of 2017 are doing a tour of the north and Brighton

Vanguard Online October 9, 2017 0

I was never one for standing up at gigs unless I was wasted on vodka and it was all about moshing. The amount of vodka I used to drink though wasn’t good for the complexion, so

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Pegasus’ Black Opera 25th birthday concert left me enchanted

Pegasus’ Black Opera 25th birthday concert left me enchanted

Vanguard Online October 7, 2017 0

Photo: Sharron Wallace The hallowed environ of St Paul’s Actors church in Covent Garden provided a cosy and enchanting venue for the celebration of 25 years of the Black Opera company Pegasus. The anticipation was

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Flaneuring in Brixton with the ‘Midnight Runners’

Flaneuring in Brixton with the ‘Midnight Runners’

Vanguard Online September 26, 2017 0

We all sat down on the stairs of what used to be the offices of the Greater London Council, facing the Thames, as you do at midnight. Inua, our effervescent spiritual leader and mentor

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