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Pabst – “Blue Ribbon spectacle at the Brudenell Social Club”

Pabst – “Blue Ribbon spectacle at the Brudenell Social Club”

Ross McGibbon March 17, 2019 0

Live at Leeds’ Brudenell Social Club, 15th March 2019 They might be named for an unlikeable American beer – Pabst Blue Ribbon – but they can’t be faulted for their energy and that will

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MONO – ‘NOWHERE NOW HERE’ – Limpid beauty and earbursting volume

MONO – ‘NOWHERE NOW HERE’ – Limpid beauty and earbursting volume

Ross McGibbon February 20, 2019 0

PELAGIC RECORDS 25th January 2019 After twenty years, Mono have just released their tenth album and, after all this time, there’s no big surprise. Mono fans wouldn’t want it any other way. The formula

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The Claypool Lennon Delirium – “South of Reality” – the ace of bass and his psychedelic duo

The Claypool Lennon Delirium – “South of Reality” – the ace of bass and his psychedelic duo

Ross McGibbon February 20, 2019 0

ATO RECORDS 22nd February 2019 Two and a half years on from the first offering from Lennon and Claypool, they have topped that with strangeness and polish – this is hugely enjoyable. No-one is

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The Unthanks – “Lines” – a gorgeous journey into three sets of lives

The Unthanks – “Lines” – a gorgeous journey into three sets of lives

Ross McGibbon February 15, 2019 0

RABBLEROUSER MUSIC       22nd  Feb 2019 Always immaculately poised, The Unthanks are a pleasure that rewards close listening. Never background listening, listener focus brings out the detailed moods and storytelling. Contrasting sweet instrumental arrangements and flat

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HOLIDAY GHOSTS – “West Bay Playroom” –  pure sunshine fun – a review

HOLIDAY GHOSTS – “West Bay Playroom” –  pure sunshine fun – a review

Ross McGibbon February 12, 2019 0

PNKSLM RECORDINGS 15th Feb 2019 This is absolutely pure lo-fi speedy rock and roll fun. Short songs, rinky-tink organ, ooo-eee-ooo backing choruses, dead simple themes. Retro, silly and fun. Loose and deceptively simple, down

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Bilge Pump – “We Love You”  —  Leeds’ local heroes are still upping their game

Bilge Pump – “We Love You”  —  Leeds’ local heroes are still upping their game

Ross McGibbon February 12, 2019 0

GRINGO RECORDS    15th Feb, 2019 Stalwarts of the Leeds music scene for as long as I can remember (over twenty years so far). Playing rooms above pubs, opening for loads of bands in

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SUNWATCHERS – “Illegal Moves” – crazed psychedelia and jazz, a review

SUNWATCHERS – “Illegal Moves” – crazed psychedelia and jazz, a review

Ross McGibbon February 12, 2019 0

TROUBLE IN MIND 22nd Feb, 2019 An excellent modern-day psychedelic album, wrapped in a very terrible album sleeve that totally misrepresents the contents (though, apparently the band like it….) This album is crazed psychedelia

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Peter Murphy & David J – undead, undead, undead in Leeds

Peter Murphy & David J – undead, undead, undead in Leeds

Ross McGibbon December 10, 2018 0

Peter Murphy and David J    –    Live at Leeds Beckett’s           8th December 2018 Tonight it’s nice not to be the oldest one in the crowd. The sold-out venue

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Hinds – Spanish Bombs fall on Leeds

Hinds – Spanish Bombs fall on Leeds

Ross McGibbon November 30, 2018 0

Live at The Church, Leeds 29th November 2018 The Church, up by Leeds University was bursting tonight, packed with an overwhelmingly young and female audience, ready for a good time and there was some

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Jon Spencer live @ The Exchange

Jon Spencer live @ The Exchange

Deborah Finamore November 5, 2018 0

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World-renowned and legendary garage rocker and Pussy Galore / Boss Hog / Heavy Trash / Blues Explosion frontman Jon Spencer hits up the Exchange as part of his Hitmakers tour, joined with the Hitmen,

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