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Posted by Melanie Smith on July 15, 2012 at 5:35 AM

Mudkiss are having a musical showcase night, featuring three bands/musicians who we have worked with over the past year, with interviews, reviews and photoshoots. They are three local bands, apart from two members of 'Dressing For Pleasure' who hail from Birmingham.Heading the evening's entertainment we have Warrington's magnificent psychedelic, rock band 'The Phoenix Experiment', and another Warrington talent in the form of 'Chris Fox', or Foxy as I call him. Chris is normally the lead singer in 'Kindest Of Thieves' but this evening he will be performing his own brand of acoustic melancholia tunes. The gorgeous, three women in 'Dressing For Pleasure', will certainly be pleasuring you this evening, with their line in vintage tinged, alternative rock. Quite possibly dressed in vintage corsets and attire, these luscious, and talented musicians were one of the support acts who toured with Adam Ant on his 2011 comeback tour. And last but not least we have the gregarious Master of Ceremonies Mr Les Glover, who is also a master guitar player.

* On a sadder note, during our trip to Rebellion we were taken aback to hear that local musician Daniel Rimmer had passed away. A former singer with the excellent Warrington band The 66 and then going onto form his own band White Vinyl, both bands we had covered in reviews or interviews over the years. Daniel was an excellent frontman and it goes without saying that he will be sadly missed by friends and family. Rest in peace 'Rimmer' you'll always be the Jim Morrison of Warrington.

"Death makes angels of us all, and gives us wings where we had shoulders smooth as raven's claws" - An American Prayer - Jim Morrison



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Charlie Harper/Riots/Diagnosis 666 @ Revolver, Oslo 5/08/12

Rebellion Punk Festival - Saturday/Sunday @ Winter Gardens, Blackpool 4-5/08/12

Boomtown Fair Festival @ Winchester 9th - 12th August

Rebellion Punk Festival @ Winter Gardens, Blackpool - Day Two 03/08/12

Rebellion Punk Festival @ Winter Gardens, Blackpool - Day one 02/08/12

Morrissey/ Kristeen Young @ MEN, Manchester 28/07/12

Cambridge Folk Festival @Cherry Hinton Hall 27.07.12

Warrington Music Festival @ Golden Square, Warrington 14/07/12


Little Sparrow @ Wainsgate Chapel, Old Town, Hebden Bridge 08/07/12



JP Cooper @ The Castle Hotel, Manchester 7/07/12


The International Swingers @ The Palm Desert, The Hood, USA 29/06/12


No Ceremony /// Cloud Boat @ Salford Sacred Trinity Church 05/07/12

The Psychedelic Furs @ HMV Ritz 02/07/12

Garbage/The Jezabels @ Manchester Academy 1 03/07/12

Roxette @ MEN, Manchester 04/07/12

Stone Roses @ Heaton Park, Manchester 30/06/12


Chris Stocks 'Our Time' - Single of the Month/Feature by Chumki Banerjee


August new music reviews

  • Jaya The Cat – The New International Sound of Hedonism
  • Anti Vigilante – Tempest
  • MFC Chicken – Music For Chicken
  • River City Ransom – ‘River City Ransom’
  • Shields – ‘Shields’
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The Bickershaw Festival Box Set Review  by Mick Middles

Chumki Banerjee's Mammoth reviews for August 2012

Songs To Shiver Your Heart & Soul: by Chumki Bannerjee

Sonnenberg - ‘the end of the rain’

Perri Alleyne-Hughes and Neil Campbell - ‘then’


July 2012 new music releases:


  • Sharks - No God’s
  • Hypefactor – Descriptive: The Remixes
  • The Rifles – Freedom Run  
  • A Place To Bury Strangers – Worship
  • Piano Magic – Life Has Not Finished With Me Yet
  • Sharon King – Nothing = Everything
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  • The Guillemots – Hello Land
  • The High Commissioners - Studies
  • Heaven’s Jail Band - Angelmaker

Album of the month: Last Remaining Pinnacle: Visitors - reviewed by Nigel Cartner


Rainy Day, Dream Away: Den Brownes book reviews for July 2012

  • Johnny Rogan - Morrissey & Marr - Severed Alliance; the 20th Anniversary Ed
  • James Fearnley - Here Comes Everybody; The Story of the Pogues
  • Mike Skinner - The Story of the Streets
  • Stanley Booth - The True Adventures of the Rolling Stones and when

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