|Posted by Melanie Smith on July 1, 2011 at 4:30 AM|
Kevin Cummins (Photo by Mel)
Andy kick starts this months blog....It’s onwards and upwards in the Mudkiss camp as festival season really takes a grip. Press accreditations have been received for Haigh Hall, Chester Rocks, Warrington Festival, Cloud 9, Ben & Jerrys and Hop Farm, exemplifying the spread of music covered on the site. From the grass roots of the North West scene, extending to luminaries The Lightning Seeds, Morrissey, Lou Reed, and Iggy and the Stooges, the team looking to spread the word of great music wherever the opportunities arise.
As if the festivals weren’t enough, numerous gigs are lined up particularly around Manchester and London. Did you see the incredible performance by Vintage Trouble on Jools Holland a couple of months ago, if not, don’t worry, we’re down at Manchester Academy next week with a full report, photos and video to follow soon after. A number of interviews are also currently under discussion, further details to be revealed soon, Mudkiss looking to hit hard and heavy over July and August.
Add in the regular album and singles features, including the thoughts and opinions of fresh young Fanzine blood, you have a heady mix of youth and experience bringing the music you need to hear direct to your computer whenever you want it.
Don’t believe me? Check out our June portfolio, interviews with The Specials Roddy Byers, Rasp Thorne, Heidi Jo Hines, The Travelling Band and journalist, musician and all round great guy John Robb. Live reviews include Morrissey, The Avett Brothers, Kitty Daisy and Lewis, Kings of Leon, The Pierces, Adam Ant, The Travelling Band (local favourites) and The Lovely Eggs. Get the idea? - Catch you all in another month, assuming we all survive!!"
Mel: The first day of July saw me photographing Kevin Cummins no less, the grandmaster of the lens himself, the Chief photographer for the NME for 30 years. I only managed 5 minuties with him, but he was more than happy to engage with me for a couple of photos and some banter. I hope to write up a little something about the talk he gave also. It's a busy few months ahead for me photography wise, with either Phil or Andy at the reviewing end I will be following along with my Nikon attached to my rucksack. I also have some portrait shoots planned and its a busy few months ahead for interviews and shows. Keep reading......not one but two lil' photoshoots in the past month with proffesional photographers, and next up was another Mancunian Karen McBride, in the wonderful setting of Castlefield, concluding with a great interview. I learnt quite a lot from Karen and so we are going to do a bit of collaborating, watch this space folks. Check out Karen's 'fucking good photography' - http://karenmcbride.com
The highlight of the month so far has to be standing in the photo pit under the legend that is Iggy Pop - I was quivering so much with excitement its a wonder I got as many photos out of the two songs slot at all.
Fiona Jayne Friel: [Dragster] Whipping Up An Attitude - Interview by Phil King & Shay Rowan
Wire: [Colin Newman] Who's A Clever Boy Then? Interview by Lee McFaddden
Dustland: Liverpool's Darker Side Of Pop - Interview by Mel
The Barb Wire Dolls: The New Wave Of Punk - Interview by Ted Dahlin
Colleen Caffeine: Words That Begin With C - Interview by Phil King
The Suzukis: A New Breed Of Northern Band - Interview by Nigel Cartner
Sam Pickett: A Spellbinding Voice - Interview by Nigel Cartner
Karen McBride: Call Me Anything You Like Except Togger - Interview by Mel
Talanas: Tonight Matthew I'm Going To Be............Interview by Andy Barnes
Cassie Ramone: [Vivian Girls] I Love Manchester - Interview by Phil & Mel
Casino Steel: The Boys Are Back In Town Interview by Teddie Dahlin
Teddie Dahlin: Sid Vicious & His Norwegian Romance - Interview by Den
On Cloud 9...Talkin' 'Bout The Festival with Festival Director, Hanna Cox - Interview By Nigel Cartner
Lucy Elizabeth Conroy: It's Vintage Darling - Interview by Mel
Vintage Trouble: Hanging Out With The Troublemakers - Interview by Mel
JC.Carroll: Still Annoying The Neighbours With His Punk Rock Electric Guitar - Interview by Den
Rick Bucker: [The Jam] In A Different Light - Interview by Nigel Cartner
Jello Biafra And The Guantanamo School Of Medicine /The Bermondsey Joyriders @ O2 Academy London 06/08/11 – Review by Lorraine
Lisbon @ The Ruby Lounge, Manchester 27/07/11
STP Punk All Dayer @ The Witchwood, Ashton Under Lyne 31/07/11
Cloud 9 Music Festival @ Love Lane Farm, Sandbach Cheshire 06/08/11
Find Your Feet Festival @The Soccer Village, Milnrow, Rochdale 23/07/11
Black Country Communion @ 02 Academy Glasgow 29/07/11
Ben & Jerry Sundae Double Scoop: Music Festival 23/07/11
Talanas/Spires/Incassum/Candid Iniquity @ The Witchwood 21/07/11
Vivian Girls/Waiters/Dirty Blond @ The Ruby Lounge 17/07/11
Bjork @ Campfield Market Hall, Manchester – 10/07/2011
Suzukis/Twin Planets/Freedom of The City/Jack Trainer @ The Roadhouse16/07/11
Dinosaur Pile-Up @ Brudenell Social Club 13/07/11
Ray & Robby of 'The Doors' @ Le Bataclan 03/07/11
Vintage Trouble @ Manchester Academy 3 06/07/11
Chester Rocks Music Festival @ Chester Racecourse 03/07/11
Haigh Music Festival @ Haigh Hall, Wigan 03/07/11
Hop Farm Music Festival @ Paddock Wood, Kent 02/07/11
Morrissey/Mona @ St Georges Hall, Bradford 27/06/11
An exclusive screening: by invite only - What Shall We Do With The Drunken Sailor - review by Lorraine
Camille O' Sullivan: 'Feel' @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival 13/08/11 Review by Shay Rowan
Lili La Scala: 'Songs To Make You Smile' @ Assembly, George Sq, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 14/08/11 by Shay Rowan
The Big Smoke: Lowry Theatre, Salford Review by Shay Rowan
Jim Morrison's 40th Anniversary: Nigel Cartner takes a trip to Paris to celebrate the life of the legendary Doors singer.
Word Fest with Kevin Cummins: A talk @ Urmston Libary 01/07/11 by Mel
Biffy Clyro: An Evening With The band - by Martin Elven
Andy Warhol Exhibition: Warhol & The Diva @ Lowry Gallery, Salford, Manchester 26/06/11
NEW MUSIC REVIEWS:
Red Hot Chill Peppers: I'm With You [album preview] by Callum Barnes
It's a strange old month......- Andy's almanac of August albums......
Den's August reviews - http://www.mudkiss.com/denaugustreview11.htm
Suede: Suede, Dog Man Star, Coming Up, Head Music Augustus Pablo: Message Music
Bitter Springs: Gary Glitter fan Convention / Free to Kill Again
SINGLES AND EP REVIEWS: BY Chumki Banerjee
AUGUST ALBUMS: DOWN WITH THE KIDZ [Callum, Josh & Lydia]
Andy’s “Am I the only one not attending a festival” July album review’s.
Down With The Kidz: Callum, Lucy and Josh review (under 21's)
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