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The Jaded Hearts Club – “Live At The 100 Club” – All-star garage band smash it up

The Jaded Hearts Club – “Live At The 100 Club” – All-star garage band smash it up

Ross McGibbon March 23, 2021 0

HELIUM-3 / INFECTIOUS MUSIC / BMG 26th March 2021 Pure raucous rock and roll played by a band operating at an intuitive level of competence. Recorded live at the 100 Club on Oxford Road,

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Dr. Lonnie Smith – “Breathe” – Hammond B3 master at work

Dr. Lonnie Smith – “Breathe” – Hammond B3 master at work

Ross McGibbon March 21, 2021 0

BLUE NOTE RECORDS 26th March 2021 The Hammond B3 organ is a wonderful instrument. Not only does it have a warm sound, given organic texture when run through a Leslie rotating speaker, but the

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3Hattrio – “Lost Sessions” – Twisted desert landscapes painted by acoustic trio

3Hattrio – “Lost Sessions” – Twisted desert landscapes painted by acoustic trio

Ross McGibbon March 21, 2021 0

OKEHDOKHEE RECORDS 26th March 2021 A trio made up of banjo, double bass, percussion and violin is never going to be run of the mill. There’s a lot of atmosphere here and a melding

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DMA’s – “Live At Brixton” – a pre-lockdown treat

DMA’s – “Live At Brixton” – a pre-lockdown treat

Ross McGibbon March 8, 2021 0

INFECTIOUS MUSIC     5th March 2021 I remember the last gig I went to, a couple of days before lockdown and it is nearly a year ago now. Seems like a distant memory. Almost exactly a

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Maximo Park – “Nature Always Wins” – how to keep doing that rock thing after the dizzy days of hedonism and youth

Maximo Park – “Nature Always Wins” – how to keep doing that rock thing after the dizzy days of hedonism and youth

Ross McGibbon February 27, 2021 0

PROLIFICA INC 26th February, 2021 It is sixteen years on from the indie thrill of the debut album and watching Paul Smith do scissor kicks while Duncan Lloyd span and jumped, yet Maximo Park

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Melvins – “WORKING WITH GOD” –  Alternately hilarious and bone-breakingly heavy

Melvins – “WORKING WITH GOD” – Alternately hilarious and bone-breakingly heavy

Ross McGibbon February 21, 2021 0

IPECAC RECORDINGS February 26th 2021 Alternately hilarious and bone-breakingly heavy, this is a joy. Opening on a mutated cover of The Beach Boys’ ‘I Get Around’, the Melvins substitute every possible verb, noun and

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Mathieu Boogaerts – ‘Boogaerts (en anglais)’- rare and gentle Chanson in English

Mathieu Boogaerts – ‘Boogaerts (en anglais)’- rare and gentle Chanson in English

Ross McGibbon February 21, 2021 0

TOT OU TARD RECORDS 26th Feb 2021 Very quiet, very considered, halting and charming. An interesting experiment here for Mathieu Boogaerts, a well-known (well, in the niche world of Chanson) French singer. Despite having

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The Hold Steady – “Open Door Policy” – fulfilling all their promise so far

The Hold Steady – “Open Door Policy” – fulfilling all their promise so far

Ross McGibbon February 15, 2021 0

THIRTY TIGERS 19th Feb, 2021 I’m going to swim upstream and say that The Hold Steady have been getting better. Critical acclaim seems to have reduced since the early releases but the new six

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JOHN PAUL KEITH – “The Rhythm of the City” – perfect car music

JOHN PAUL KEITH – “The Rhythm of the City” – perfect car music

Ross McGibbon February 15, 2021 0

WILD HONEY RECORDS February 19th 2021 Pure rock and roll soul sounds make this a timeless set of tunes and one that keeps finding itself on my playlist. John Paul Keith’s fifth album is

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‘Who Am I?’ Pale Waves Album Review and lead singer Heather Baron-Gracie Interview- ‘I hope I can be that artist that fans find comfort in and that I never had when I was growing up’

‘Who Am I?’ Pale Waves Album Review and lead singer Heather Baron-Gracie Interview- ‘I hope I can be that artist that fans find comfort in and that I never had when I was growing up’

Heidi Flood February 11, 2021 0

In a world that seems to have stopped turning for almost a year now, it has given everyone time to reflect and think more than ever and lead singer of Pale Waves, Heather Baron-Gracie,

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