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Paul Draper To Perform Mansun’s “SIX”

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Classic Album: Iron Maiden – Iron Maiden

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Classic Album: Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffiti

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Paul Draper – former frontman of Mansun, one of the most forward-thinking and iconic rock’n’roll bands of the ’90s – will be performing the band’s classic album ‘SIX’ live and in its entirety next year. Marking the record’s 25th Anniversary in fitting style, Draper will be revisiting the 1998 album during what promises to be …

Wow, 30 years since I first saw Evan Dando perform these songs, under the arches at London’s Subterania venue, 6th Oct 1992. Loved it so much, that exactly 30 years ago to the day I repeated the whole experience again 2 days later, at The Old Trout in Windsor. For many people, It’s A Shame …

Evan Dando and the gang return to Manchester on Sat 8th Oct 2022, to play their classic 1992 album, It’s A Shame About Ray in it’s entirety. 30 years on the album, is widely regarded as one of the best 90s albums ever and broke the band in the UK, despite not actually denting the …

Sabrina Lawrie

The Exploding Boys present The Cure: Head on the Door was an emotional journey back to the 80s with every song on the legendary 1985 album shared between 3 vocalists. In-between album tracks were classic singles from other Cure albums such as A Forest, Boys Don’t Cry, and Just Like Heaven. Brisbane goths and indie-pop …

By 2000, by the time Y2K anxiety had dissipated and, before the events of 9/11 cast a pall everywhere, post grunge was solidifying its place in the world and the vestiges of Britpop were bouncing along in ever decreasing circles. The Australian indie scene towards the end of the previous decade was mostly typified either …

Veteran New York City alternative rockers Blonde Redhead are releasing a 20th anniversary deluxe vinyl edition of their fifth album, ‘Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons’, on September 4th via legendary Chicago noise rock label Touch and Go. Copies of the release will be limited to 2000 and pressed on 180-gram opaque magenta pink vinyl. The …

Scarface’s Magnum Opus from 2002. He slays dragons, real and imagined. Freshness Quotient: Fresh as a spring daisy. A stone-cold classic. The Skinny: Face takes a walk around the old neighborhood. Along for the perambulation, pre-mogul Jay and pre-Kardashian Ye, and Beanie (not Feldstein). Also linking arms, Nas, Faith Evans and Kelly Price. The star …

You know, I didn’t expect to become an Iron Maiden fan. At first, a compilation of their best work was all I needed. Hell, it didn’t even leave that good an impression, so for a few years I would return to Edward the Great sporadically, occasionally scratching my head as to why the band were held in such …

As the vinyl revival momentum continues, it is indeed a wonderful to be a collector and for those looking for some hard to find gems, Fortuna Records should be your next stop. A record label and DJ crew from Tel-Aviv Fortuna are championing the obscure forgotten sounds of the Middle East with some wonderful reissues. …

Legendary Providence noise rock duo Lightning Bolt are preparing to tour European festivals this summer and are reissuing their first four albums on Thrill Jockey. European audiences are in for a treat at the band’s shows, which they famously perform in the round and at a deafeningly, sometimes borderline illegally, high decibel level. Lightning Bolt’s …