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Buck & Evans The Half Moon Putney

Last summer I attended the inaugural Ramblin’ Man Fair hosted by Team Rock. It was an event with a very specific demographic: less than fifteen sew-on band patches on your denim jacket? You need to consider an alternative festival, sir… The main ‘Classic Rock’ stage had some very significant acts upon it, any one of which could have qualified for free bus travel had they not arrived by executive helicopter.… Keep Reading

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On This Day | 17th March…

1957, Elvis Presley bought the Graceland mansion from Mrs Ruth Brown-Moore for $102,500. (£60,295). The 23 room, 10,000 square foot home, on 13.8 acres of land, would be expanded to 17,552 square feet of living space before the king moved in a few weeks later. The original building had at one time been a place of worship, used by the Graceland Christian Church and was named after the builder’s daughter,… Keep Reading

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Pay For That Mutha F**ker Record…

Well – You Were All Told! Salford Has A Lot To Answer For… Dr John Cooper Clarke Is One Of Them! When it comes to lyrical masters like Alex Turner and John Cooker Clarke, the final result is never gonna be more than a gnat’s whisker away from musical perfection! As proven here in “I Wanna Be Yours”  Such a tune!… John Cooper Clarke (born 25 January 1949) is an English performance poet… Keep Reading

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Wild Rossa And The 88 – Liverpool Arts Club

March 9th 2016 found me at Liverpools’ Arts Club, upstairs in the Loft, to see Wild Rossa and the ’88. Luke Papini and guitarist Chris Mitchell met at Liverpool University and formed their first band, The Loose Hearts. They met other band members Nico Sauvenee ( drums ) and Jamie Gosling ( bass guitar ) also at Uni and the idea for Wild Rossa was formed. After being introduced to… Keep Reading

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The Japanese House Images & Music

The Japanese House supporting The 1975 at Manchester Apollo. Image taken by Mark Ferriss for Flick Of The Finger. I came across The Japanese House whist doing a review for The 1975.   Off the bat I was really impressed with their sounds! A mixture of layers, sampled and looped with some chilled beats which were accompanied by very cool ambient style vocals which were also layered and went through some kind of… Keep Reading

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The Last Shadow Puppets – Aviation

Another Day At The Beach For Alex & Miles The Last Shadow Puppets – Aviation from ‘Everything You’ve Come To Expect’ – the new album out 1st April 2016. Pre-Order on limited edition Deluxe Vinyl LP & CD: Via iTunes: Listen to The Last Shadow Puppets on Spotify: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Keep Reading

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The 1975 Manchester Apollo

An Evening of Neon Lights, Extra Loud Screams Cool Tunes And Girls… Lots of Girls…. Being a 1975 first timer I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect in all honesty. So what did I know before the fact? 2 number 1 albums; their self titled 2013 debut album “The 1975” and their 2nd, shorter titled “I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It“.… Keep Reading

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On This Day | 16th March…

1964, The Beatles set a new record for advance sales in the U.S. with 2,100,000 copies of their latest single ‘Can’t Buy Me Love.’ When pressed by American journalists in 1966 to reveal the song’s “true” meaning, Paul McCartney stated “I think you can put any interpretation you want on anything, but when someone suggests that ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ is about a prostitute, I draw the line.” 1965, The… Keep Reading

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Richard Ashcroft Is Going To Scarborough Fair… Are You??

Scarborough Fair festival announce headliner Richard Ashcroft Returning Richard Ashcroft joins the festival line up including: Everything Everything, Lianne La Havas, involvement from Sir Ben Kingsley, Michael Fassbender’s DMC Film, Dave Beer, Craig Charles and many more! Scarborough Fair are thrilled to announce that Brit and Ivor Novello award winning and Grammy nominated artist Richard Ashcroft is joining the line up for a headlining performance. Richard’s fourth solo album These… Keep Reading

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New Music + Tour from ETCHES

ETCHES are preparing to release their brand new ‘Wall of Sleep’ EP, which will be available at their forthcoming April live dates. The lead single ‘Love Is’ will be released on Playing With Sound on 8th April 2016.  Filled with tales of the human condition, immersive melodies and anthemic indie-rock accents, for those new to one of Liverpool’s most innovative and fresh five-pieces, one point becomes clear on first impressions… Keep Reading

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On This Day | 15th March…

1955, Elvis Presley signed a management contract with Colonel Tom Parker. Parker had previously managed the ‘Great Parker Pony Circus’ with one of the acts being a troupe of dancing chickens. 1955, Ray Charles peaked at No.2 on the US R&B charts with the Atlantic single ‘I Got A Woman’, widely considered the first song to be labelled “soul” – a blending of R&B and gospel. 1967, The first session… Keep Reading

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Placebo Tour Announcement !

New News Just In From Placebo’s Facebook Page…. MESSAGE FROM BRIAN ABOUT THE 20 YEARS WORLD TOUR “…Let’s just say there will be songs in the set that I’ve sworn never to play again. I think it’s time that we purposefully acknowledged what a lot of Placebo fans really want to hear. They’ve been very patient with us since we rarely play our most commercially successful material. A 20 year anniversary… Keep Reading

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Gloria Story

Where bands like Graveyard or Rival Sons explore and reinvent the heavier stuff from the 70′s, old school rockers The Gloria Story focuses on the more party oriented sounds of that same decade. The Gloria Story is a mashup of punk rock attitude with hard rock energy – always with an analouge feeling, a humorous twist and a dark soul. The Gloria Storys debut album “Shades of White” instantly hit… Keep Reading

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On This Day | 14th March…

1982, Metallica made their live debut when they appeared at Radio City in Anaheim, California. 1999, Stereophonics went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Performance And Cocktails’, only the third Welsh band to score a No.1 and the first No.1 album for Richard Branson’s V2 label. 2006, U2 topped Rolling Stone magazine’s annual list of the year’s biggest money earners from 2005 with $154.2m. (£78m), The Rolling Stones… Keep Reading

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Gilby Clarke – Viften, Rødovre, Denmark

It’s Only Rock’n’Roll – but I certainly liked it When Gilby Clarke ended his three-year venture with Guns’n’Rose, he was just known as “the new guy in G’n’R”. This evening, he proved, once again, that he can certainly hold his own. I’m pretty sure that Gilby is getting tired of talking about Guns’n’Roses, and how he went from being in one of the biggest bands on earth, to being unemployed the next… Keep Reading

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Blossoms Review from Electric, Brixton, London

Your New Favourite Band You don’t know it yet but Blossoms are going to be your new favourite band, they shine through the current dredge of pop mire like a blinding light in the fog, mixing both catchy tunes with swagger and belief in equal measure. Tonight we are at Electric in Brixton. A smallish theatre style venue which has the tiniest upstairs seating area for what looks like one… Keep Reading

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On This Day | 13th March…

1964, Billboard reported that sales of Beatles singles currently accounted for 60 percent of the US singles market and The Beatles album Meet the Beatles had reached a record 3.5 million copies sold. 1965, Eric Clapton quit The Yardbirds due to musical differences with the other band members. Clapton wanted to continue in a blues type vein, while the rest of the band preferred the more commercial style of their… Keep Reading

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On This Day | 12th March…

1968, The Rolling Stones started recording their next single ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’ with new producer Jimmy Miller at Olympic studios in London. Keith Richards has stated that he and Jagger wrote the lyrics while staying at Richards’ country house, where they were awakened one morning by the sound of gardener Jack Dyer walking past the window. When Jagger asked what the noise was, Richards responded, “Oh, that’s Jack – that’s… Keep Reading

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