Bruce Springsteen is a legend, a man at the very epicentre of his own stories whether he's playing to a select few on Broadway or he’s making the foundations of a football stadium shake with an exhilarating E Street Band show. The audience may change in size and geographic location but the stories remain the same and the people who come to see him … [Read More...] about Born to ?
Glenn Knudsen had the privilege of catching up with one of America's most revered punk rockers recently ... here's what went down! Richie Ramone enjoyed almost a five year stint with The Ramones, and is one of only three surviving proper members of the band, though those who write about the legendary group sometimes neglect to pay him his … [Read More...] about RICHIE RAMONE – ONCE A RAMONE, ALWAYS A RAMONE!
Manchester three-piece Partisan has been around for a few years and has been on our radar for a while, but the latest single Oxygen could be the one that’ll bring them to the attention of others. After a few line-up changes, mainstays Stuart … [Read More...] about Partisan – Oxygen Single Review
Scribbles by SWJ Group (C)2018 Gas Records Mancunians have always had a flair for their own kind of brand identity. Whether it be baggy or swagger or sorted or top they thirst for a language that identifies them and gets them noticed. And that … [Read More...] about Mancadelica and the rise of Slacker Funk
’The Visitor’ - Neil Young and The Promise of the Real Whenever another Neil Young album is announced, it always fills me excitement and a little apprehension in equal measure. The reason for this is that he has been one of the biggest influences on … [Read More...] about Musical Recycling – Young wears his head and heart on both sleeves!
The live album used to be the mainstay of any rock band. That seems to have become less essential these days, despite the importance of playing live for most bands’ incomes. Whether you consider them relevant or not, there is still a market for a … [Read More...] about The Darkness – Live in Hammersmith – Album Review
FM / Dare / Toby Jepson - Manchester O2 Ritz June 9th, 2018 Manchester is basking in an unprecedented run of hot weather and spending the evening in a baking hot dancehall isn’t ideal when one could be sat in a beer garden, but the lure of a night … [Read More...] about FM / Dare / Toby Jepson – Manchester O2 Ritz Live Review
These days you have to go to Europe to find some good, fresh, melodic hard rock, so it’s a joy to find The King Lot hail from Scotland. They have been around for a while, however, and A World Without Evil is the band’s second album and the first … [Read More...] about The King Lot – A World Without Evil Album Review