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Sounds Around Town : 16th – 22nd February

They say that nostalgia isn’t what it used to be. 35 years ago I was a thin, nerdy, bespectacled college kid unaware of the wealth of post-punk creativity which was about to wash over me during the next ten years … Continue reading

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Sounds Around Town : 15th – 21st December

This week we head into the Christmas party zone, and thankfully it isn’t tinselled up to the max but more takes the form of some choice musical gatherings to celebrate and see the year out with. At The Victoria, Songs … Continue reading

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Groovers on Manoeuvres: This week’s gigs that matter

Okay, we are over the line, there is no stopping now. Welcome to December. From here on in things will slowly descend into the dreaded realm of the enforced wackiness of office parties, of trying to look enthusiastic through karaoke … Continue reading

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Sounds Around Town: 10th – 16th December

It was interesting to recently read that Tesco are stocking vinyl records in some of their stores as the sales of the format rise to mid-90’s levels. Admittedly the selection is limited to mainly the high volume end of the … Continue reading

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Sounds Around Town: 7th – 13th May

Tomorrow is one of those days that resonate throughout history. On May 8th, 70 years ago, the world woke up to a Europe finally at peace after the ravages of war. Sixteen years before that The St Valentines Day Massacre … Continue reading

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Sounds Around Town – 26th February – 4th March

I recently found myself in a conversation with a tattooed, rock acolyte being told in no uncertain terms that heavy metal was the only genre of music that mattered and that all else failed to match up to it. Two … Continue reading

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That Was The Week That Was – 10th January ’15

So the first week back in the swing of things, organising, going to and writing about live music in the area has got off to a slow start with the only two gigs I attended being ones that I was … Continue reading

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