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Thurston Moore – Exeter Phoenix

If you want a review that tells you what was played and in what order, look elsewhere. If you want a review that tells you which guitar was used and what effects pedals were pressed, ask the guys who were taking photos of all these things at the end of the gig after the band […]

Daily Playlist 19.05.2015

Come On Feet – Pete and the Pirates Ain’t Gonna Rain Any More – Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Whore – Low Draining – Silversun Pickups El President – Drugstore Lies – Glen Hansard Worms – The Pogues Sugar Cane – Les Nubians Mk 1 – Radiohead Hey Captain – The Broken Family Band […]

Sleaford Mods / Animals And Men – The Cavern, Exeter

Two bands stumble onto the stage tonight. Both are a bunch of cunts for varying reasons. I saw one of Sleaford Mods leaving the venue as I came in. I now know why. Animals and Men come on stage, take off their raincoats and announce, “We Are Machines.” If they were, they’d be at the […]

Daily Playlist 1/04/2015

The Spangle Maker – Cocteau Twins Hotel Yorba – The White Stripes Half a World Away – The Corin Tucker Band Mir Stanke le – Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares The Royal We – Silversun Pickups Grandpa in the Cornpatch – Victoria Williams Silent Night – A Camp Drink To Me, Babe, Then – A […]

Ben Watt Trio – Phoenix Exeter

          At one point tonight, Ben Watt talks of his songs as those of innocence and experience which is totally fitting for what unfolds tonight: intelligent enough to know he is referencing William Blake and self aware enough to know the album he made at 19, ‘North Marine Drive’, is the […]

Daily Playlist 23/10/2014

Moral Kiosk – REM Rescue – Echo and the Bunnymen Way Back When – Aimee Mann Nothing Gets Crossed Out – Bright Eyes The Needle and The Damage Done – Neil Young Someday – Moby Grape Baby, Please Don’t Go – Them California – Rufus Wainwright I Will Smile More – Numbers Wake Up – […]

Ezra Furman and The Boyfriends – The Cavern, Exeter

          The contrast between the sharp suited, sober, headliner Ezra Furman and the dishevelled, wasted, bottom of the bill Daniel Lefkowitz could not be greater but it is the latter who transforms the former’s set by jumping on stage and haranguing the audience. But let’s rewind. The Cavern is not misnamed. You […]

Daily Playlist 04/09/2014

Alternative to Love – Brendan Benson Late November – Pavlov’s Dog Jolene – Susanna and the Magical Orchestra I Keep Coming Back – The Afghan Whigs Why Don’t You Find Out For Yourself – Morrissey Don’t Let The Teardrops Rust Your Shining Heart – Everything But The Girl In The Street – Big Star Ooh […]

Siouxsie and the Banshees – Israel

          There was a time when you knew where you stood with a Banshees’ lyric. In the days when they were adorned with Nazi armbands and provocatively goose stepping around London clubs, they could pen a lyric such as “Too many Jews for my liking” for ‘Love in a Void.’ As recently as 2005 […]

Daily Playlist 03/04/2014

The Thorn In My Side Is Gone – American Music Club Silent Air – The Sound This Summer – Herman Dune * The Ballad of Easy Rider – Fairport Convention Hey Captain – The Broken Family Band Crumb by Crumb – Rufus Wainwright Dirtywhirl – TV On The Radio Knock On Wood – Prefab Sprout […]

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