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Posted by Melanie Smith on March 1, 2013 at 4:25 AM

MUDKISS PHOTOGRAPHY: This months live show photography features slideshows from

Also check out -

  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  • Star & Dagger
  • From The Jam/Thick As Thieves
  • The Courtesans
  • Mr Heart
  • Kate Nash/The Tuts
  • The Misfits/ Goldblade/ Dirtobox Disco
  • Lene Lovich
  • Johnny Marr / F.U.R.S
  • Linnea Olsson
  • The Phoenix Experiment / Kindest Of Thieves/ Modern Alarms
  • The Darkness / Ginger Wildheart


Nicole Atkins: Like A Line Of Darkness Drawn In The Sand - Interview by Melanie Smith

The Courtesans: They Are Coming For You, Anything Could Happen - Interview by Brett Dunford

Danny Garcia: Punk Icon Film-Maker - Interview by Teddie Dahlin

The Phoenix Experiment: Creating Cosmic Cosmic Clarity From Within The Illusion - Interview by Andy Barnes

Cathode Ray: Shining A Light On The Cathode Ray, As They Lay Belief On Me - Interview by Chumki Banerjee

James Brennan: [Festival Organiser] We Are Making A Festival For The Soul – Interview by Paul Hastings

Sid Glover: [Heavens Basement] I'm Pretty Level headed - Interview by Phil King

Lene Lovich: There's Been Something Missing In My Life For A Long Time - Interview by Phil King

Twisted Wheel: Getting Back To Were They Belong - Interview by Nigel Cartner

 Turbogeist: What We Deliver Is Raw, Visceral, Good Time Music - Interview by Eva Jostakova

Bethia Beadman: Romance Is Just One Way Of Expressing The Unanswerable - Interview by Eva Jostakova

Dave Barbarossa: The Sound Of The Barbarossa Beat - Interview by Teddie Dahlin

Vinny Peculiar: Here's To A New Beginning - Interview by Nigel Cartner

China White: Taking D-Funk To Hollywood And Beyond - Interview by Nigel Cartner

Bull-Riff Stampede - Taking The Thrashing Machine By The Horns - Interview by Andy Barnes

Bellowhead: Fiddles, Bagpipes And Frying Pans - Interview by Mike Ainscoe

Scholars: Our Biggest Ambition Is Nothing Short Of Complete World Domination, So Get Ready! – Interview by Eva Jostakova


Findlay @ The Ruby Lounge, Manchester 19/04/13

FAUSTUS @ Edge Hill Arts Centre, Ormskirk 20/04/13

Love/Hate @ The Vault, Rugby 06/04/13


Kate Nash / The Tuts @ 53 Degrees, Preston

Peace @ 53 Degrees, Preston 18/04/13

The Rubys @ Manchester 235 Casino 09/04/13

From The Jam / Thick As Thieves @ Warrington Parr Hall 13/04/13

Lene Lovich Band @ Dry Live, Manchester 23/03/13

Mohawk Radio @ Blind Tiger Bolton 23/3/2013

Johnny Marr @ The Ritz, Manchester 23/03/13

The Gramotones- 39th floor of The Hilton, Manchester 22/03/2013

John Smith/ TJ Murphy/ Birthday Girl @ Epstein Theatre, Liverpool 22/03/13

My Bloody Valentine/Le Volume Courbe @ HMV Apollo, Hammersmith - 13/03/13

Albino Gorilla /Kim Jennett @ Retro bar, Manchester 19/03/13

Killing Joke @ The Forum, London 16/03/13

Enslaved/ Winterfylleth/ Ancient Ascendent @ NQ Live, Manchester 14/03/13

Linnea Olsson / The Folk Remedy / Matt Hamer @ Sacred Trinity Church 08/03/13

Kvelertak/ Truckfighters/ El Doom & The Born Electric @ Manchester Club Academy 06/03/13

The Darkness / Ginger Wildheart @ 02 Apollo, Manchester 02/03/13

The Joy Formidable @ The Ritz,Manchester 28/02/2013

Andy Burrows @ The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds 26/02/13

Train/ Gin wigmore @ Manchester Apollo 19/02/13

Dutch Uncles @ Gorilla, Manchester 16/023


Strings of Desire - Autoluminescent, And The Musical Adventures of Rowland S Howard - by Helen Donlon


My Chemical Romance: Romance Is Over by Coco Fierce

Book Launch: Lucy O' Brian's 'SHE BOP: The Definitive History Of Women In Popular Music' - Report by Jeffrey Munday/ Photos by Svenga Block


April: Album of the Month: Wire - Change Becomes Us Review by Lee McFaden

Chumki Banerjee selects the best of singles/ EP's for April:

  • Anna Lena & The Orchids- ‘Anna Lena & The Orchids’
  • Candy Says- ‘Melt Into The Sun’
  • City Calm Down- 'Pleasure and Consequence'
  • Harts- 'The Music'
  • In The Valley Below- 'Hymnal' EP
  • The Kill Van Kulls- 'Wooden Heart' , EP
  • Little Comets- 'Violence Out Tonight'
  • Nicole Atkins- 'Red Ropes'
  • Olympian- 'Back To The Great Lakes'
  • Sam Lee- 'Goodbye My Darling'
  • Soul Saboteur- ‘Clip Your Wings’, EP
  • Tears for Annie- 'Purple Heart', EP
  • The Lost Souls Club – ‘High Noon’, EP

Dens New Diverse Sounds For April 2013

  • Eric Burdon: ‘Til Your River Runs Dry
  • Jonny Cola & the A-Grades: Straight to Video/ Marlborough Road DVD
  • Mike Tyler: Money Grows On Your Knees/ Corny Song
  • Patches & Gretchen: Even Breaks
  • Various artists: The Songs of Nick Drake - Way to Blue  
  • The Jazzfakers: Here Is Now
  • Patty Schemel; “Hit So Hard” DVD

April round up of albums

  • David Bowie - The Next Day
  • Ian Mc Culloch - Holy Ghosts
  • Jimi Hendrix - People Hell and Angels
  • Depeche Mode - Delta Machine
  • Iron Maiden - Maiden England (Reissue)
  • Jello Biafra - White People and the Damage Done
  • Melvins - Everybody Loves Sausages
  • Peace - In Love
  • Fallen Leaves - If Only We’d Known
  • The Drey Rollan Band - Self titled
  • The Pop Dogs - Cool Cats For Pop Dogs
  • The Computers - Love Triangles, Hate Squares
  • The Villenettes - V is for Villendetta
  • Davis Fetter - Singles
  • The Phantom Shaker - Self titled
  • The Hillbilly Moon Explosion - Damn Right Honey
  • The Heartbreakers - L.A.M.F 'Definitive Edition Box Set
  • The Boom Boom Booms - Self titled
  • Bring Me the Horizon - Sempiternal
  • Dirty Beaches - Drifters/Love is the Devil
  • For the Imperium – Hail the Monsters
  • Nails – Abandon All Life
  • Kvelertak - Meir
  • Greg Lake - Songs of a lifetime
  • The Godfathers - Jukebox Fury


March: Catching up with Singles/E.P Reviews by Chumi Banerjee

  • No Ceremony - FEELSOLOW
  • The Keys vs. Cian Ciaran (Super Furry Animals) ‏- I Tried To Find It In Books
  • Eli & Fur - Tonight
  • Heads Hearts - Fear
  • Kosheen- Spies
  • Alek Fin - Mull
  • mnttaB - mainsHum
  • Gabby Young - Walk Away
  • Florelie Escano - The Liberating Kind
  • Josh Savage - Mountains In Hurricanes EP
  • Maglia Rosa Group - Nighthawks EP
  • The Ambersons - The Magnificent Ambersons EP
  • Henry Green - Shipwreck/ Shapes
  • Coasts - Oceans
  • The Delaplains - Gypsy Blood EP
  • The Vestals - Perfect Pain / Seventeen
  • Arc & Stones - Arc & Stones EP
  • Mark Tremonti - Wish You Well
  • Lost Souls - Black Eyes
  • Chronographs - Nausea’ EP
  • Mercury Tide - Searching
  • Bombers - Drawing/ Buddy’s In A Cult

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: Push The Sky Away - Album of the month

Album reviews for March - Going in Deep & Intense. Our reviewers have been working hard to bring you this round up of new albums, offering something for everyone. More extensive reviews and in depth analysis, so hats off to the team of writers this month, who are ….Den Browne, Mike Ainscoe, Nigel Cartner, Murray Fenton, Andy Barnes, Paul Hastings, Brett Dunford and Kate Sheard.

  •     Bitter Springs - Everyone’s Cup Of Tea
  •     Band of Holy Joy - City of Tales, 1985-2012
  •     Klaus Dinger & Japandorf -  Japandorf
  •     Billy Bragg - Tooth And Nail
  •     Heidi Talbot - Angels Without Wings
  •     Bullet For My Valentine –Temper Temper
  •     Steve Hackett - Dark Town
  •     Faustus - Broken Down Gentleman
  •     The Courteeners - Anna
  •     My Bloody Valentine – MBV
  •     Stiv Cantarelli: Black Music/White Music
  •     Mad Season: Above
  •     How to Destroy Angels: Welcome Oblivion
  •     Pure Love: Anthems
  •     The Virginmarys: King of Conflict
  •     Pissed Jeans: Honeys
  •     Transvision Vamp - Pop Art / Velveteen
  •     Buckcherry - Confessions
  •     Voodoo Swing - Fast Cars, Guitars, Tattoos and Scars
  •     The Delta Bombers - Wolf
  •     Agnes Szelag and Jason Hoopes - October Pieces



PUNK + By Sheila Rock (Photography book) - Review by Murray Fenton

Den & Mike's Book Reviews: From Rock n’ Roll,  Punk To Reggae …Its All That Matters!

  • Bobby Keys: Every Night’s a Saturday Night - The rock’n’roll life of legendary sax man Bobby Keys
  • Mick O’Shea: The Anarchy Tour
  • Al Fingers: Clarks in Jamaica
  • Pat Long: History of the NME - High Times and Low Lives at the World’s Most Famous Music Magazine
  • Teddie Dahlin: A Vicious Love Story
  • Scott Gorham & Harry Doherty: Thin Lizzy: The Boys Are Back In Town
  • Tony Fletcher: Perfect Circle: A biography of R.E.M



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