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Joanne Shaw Taylor Interview

It’s been a busy old year for Birmingham blues queen Joanne Shaw Taylor. A string of gigs supporting blues legend Joe Bonamassa on his British Blues Explosion concerts to Beck, Clapton and Page. Then there was a support slot with Glenn Hughes across the USA. Next up were festival appearances …

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Stevie Westwood of Bad Touch Interview

At one time or another, even the very biggest bands were unknown. The Beatles, for instance, were just another quartet of leather-clad rockers playing in a pokey Liverpool tea bar until Brian Epstein was handed a rough copy of them singing My Bonnie. Bad Touch first came onto my particular musical …

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The Birthday Massacre – The Fleece, Bristol, 03/10/16

The nights are drawing in, the temperature is dropping and somewhere in an animated world a gothic city is preparing to sing ‘This is Halloween’ all over again. Curiously, this is the first show at the Fleece in a good number of months where the audience are queuing round the …

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Beth Hart Interview, 12/10/16

With her ninth solo studio album released, Beth Hart can confidently claim to be on fire right now. Fitting really, given that the title of that ninth album is Fire on the Floor and is arguably her freest, most emotionally unhindered release to date.   Her previous recording, Better Than …

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StOp, sToP – The Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton: 1st October 2016

As the season saunters into autumn I found myself at The Slade Rooms in Wolverhampton for the second time in my life this time to see StOp, sToP a flamboyant three piece originally from Barcelona and Bulgaria and now based, not too far from Wolverhampton, in sunny (sometimes) Birmingham. Opening …

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Robin Trower Plus Special Guests, The Steve Nimmo Trio at The Chester Live Rooms

Outstanding is an often overused term. When used to describe former Procul Harum guitarist Robin Trower however, there is hardly an adjective more fitting on this evidence. Yet this isn’t a night owned solely by Trower and his superb backing band of Richard Watts on bass and vocals and Christopher …

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Attica Rage – Rebellion Rock Bar, Manchester 01/10/16

A Saturday night out in Manchester was something I hadn’t experienced for quite a while, so I was looking forward to this, the third show of the current tour by Glasgow’s Attica Rage. I really enjoy the Rebellion Rock Bar as a venue, it seems to be able to maintain …

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Jonny Parr of Attica Rage interview, Manchester 01/10/16

It’s always a great pleasure to catch up with the Glasgow Hard Rock guys known as Attica Rage. With a storming new album (Warheads Ltd) firmly under their belts, I had the pleasure of talking to main songwriter and vocalist Jonny Parr, and got the lowdown on the production process …

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Orange Goblin – Sub 89, Reading, 30/09/2016

The night began with local heroes and solid groove meisters Morass of Molasses (7). Regrettably, there weren’t many in attendance at the time, but that didn’t show on the faces of the seasoned musicians on stage. A tad sloppy at times and playing songs that are more or less well …

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Feed the Rhino – Exchange, Bristol, 20/09/2016

Sometimes it can’t be helped – bands just have an off day. If someone tells you they’ve never played a bad show in their life then they’re lying on a level akin to politicians. At times the performance is sloppy and disjointed, at others it boils down to outside influences like a …

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Garage rockers ‘Indigo Bones’ get grilled!

Brit Garage rock trio ‘Indigo Bones’ are prepared to set up with their new self-titled debut EP, out in January. Before then, here’s an introduction to the band…..     What is the full band line-up, who plays what? Chris – Guitar / Vox, Marty – Drums and  on Mark – Bass …

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A Few Minutes With…Mammothfest

PlanetMosh’s Miley Stevens had the pleasure of catching a rare few minutes with Mammothfest Director, Steve Dickson. Here’s what they had to say: Miley Stevens: Hey Steve! I guess the first question I have to ask you is what inspired you to create Mammothfest? Steve Dickson: Mammothfest was inspired off the …

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Cats In Space – Manchester Academy 23/09/2016

Cats In Space – a new name to me so I really wasn’t sure what to expect to see. I was thinking probably a bunch of old hippies playing Hawkwind-inspired trippy psychadelia, but as you will see I couldn’t have been more wrong! The evening turned out to be a …

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From Rust get grilled!

Emerging South West metalcore unit ‘From Rust’, reveal their explosive debut EP ‘Lost Sense Of Life’ on Friday 25th November. We have asked them to introduce themselves…..     What is the full line up and who plays what? The band consists of Vocalist – Jake Searle, Lead Guitarist – Camden …

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Meta-Stasis, Bloodstock 2016 – PlanetMosh interview

PlanetMosh’s Miley Stevens had a quick chat with Meta-stasis following their performance at Bloodstock 2016. They spoke of Meta-Stasis’ upcoming supporting slot for Behemoth at Deccan Rock Festival in India this month. Miley also had a quick chat with Steve Dickson about Mammothfest – a festival he organises in Brighton, due …

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