Tramlines 2013 – The good, the bad and the _____

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Well, Tramlines 2013 is done and dusted and I’ve reviewed it amply for La Pop Life (a top site from México) and Goldflakepaint (a top site from Bristol). For my own Shithole of a Website (TM), Sloucher, I’ll do a bit of photo caption and then go into an assessment of the bad, the good and the _____. Continue reading “Tramlines 2013 – The good, the bad and the _____”

Podcast : Tramlines 2013 mix

It’s once more the time where Sheffield throws the house out of the window (i.e. going all out for the win, spare no expense, etc) and assembles some mighty musicians to do their magic for the pleasure of the honourable guest, the audience.

With the cornucopia of bands on display, you could struggle to choose where to start. Fret not! We have been going through the lists, times and received plenty of bribes to bring you this lil’ mix. 20 songs. 20 bands. 5 blocks of 4 bands who go quite well together.

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Bands to look for at SXSW 2013

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Ahoy there! We are a broke, skint and demoralised, so we won’t make it to SXSW 2013 in Austin, home to the second best chili con carne I’ve had in my life (1st was in Arkansas, thanks for asking).

It matters not, here’s a list of bands we heartily recommend you do check at the festival. Why 42? Because I miss Douglas Adams, that’s why. Don’t forget to take a towel. All bands organised by date. Venues were correct at time of printing (I nicked the info from the official SXSW page). Continue reading “Bands to look for at SXSW 2013”

Gig : Dad Rocks! and Tall Ships @ The Bowery, Sheffield

A few hours before this gig, I was interviewing Dad Rocks! and two things struck me: the wide-eyed perspective the band has about fatherhood (a central team on their great album, Mount Modern) and the extremely easy going personality they had. The interview went quite swimmingly (any band that likes Owen and Red House Painters is great in my book) and while I was setting up the camera at the front of the stage, it struck me that tonight’s pairing was indeed a very odd one. Continue reading “Gig : Dad Rocks! and Tall Ships @ The Bowery, Sheffield”

Ninjas vs Romans Mix Cd

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Sigh.

It’s April so you know there’s a couple of important events coming up:

  • Taxes (uh oh, fill those forms a-ok!)
  • Semana Santa (fin de cuaresma, yeah!)
  • Easter (no Doctor Who special, though, boo)

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I’m totally down with Rob’s band

Brontide + Tall Ships + Minus the Bear = FUN.

(Editor’s note: due to a schedule problem, Brontide couldn’t be reviewed. Sorry.)

They say that you shouldn’t meet your heroes, as the expectations can be so high that the reality will never measure to whatever mental image you’ve made in your head.

Dunno who ‘they’ are, but if I led my life to what ‘they’ said, I’d still have a bully’s boot sole in my face , pinned down to the ground.

But enough about Catholic school and more about music.

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