Article Main Picture Soft Cell
Soft Cell keyboardist Dave Ball speaks to John Clarkson about the influential synthpop group's history and their new photograph book, ‘To Show You I’ve Been There’.
Happy Mondays Richie Ramone
John Mayall Richard Jobson
Hyde Mark Lee

Article Main Picture Donald Brackett: Long Slow Train: The Soul Music of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings
Nicky Crewe examines a new book which explores the origins of soul music through the life story and career of Sharon Jones and her house band the Dap-Kings, and finds that the incredible success of Amy Winehouse was possibly at the expense of recognition that Sharon deserved before cancer took her.

Live Reviews
Article Main Picture Nile Marr: Night and Day, Manchester, 2/5/2019
Amanda J Window watches and photographs Nile Marr play an intimate set on the first night of a residency at Night and Day in Manchester to promote his second solo album, ‘Are You Happy Now?'.

Re View
Article Main Picture Graham Day and the Forefathers: Good Things
In our 'Re:View' section. in which our writers reflect on albums from the past. Fiona Hutchings examines Medway garage rockers Graham Day and the Forefathers reissue of their 2014 album 'Good Things' which features three bonus tracks.

Article Main Picture Popguns: (With Davey Woodward and The Winter Orphans and Oliver Winder), Peer Hat, Manchester, 18/10/2019
We profile our next Pennyblackmusic Bands' Night which will take place at The Peer Hat in Manchester and, a night of indie pop, which we are promoting with our writer Dixie Ernill, will feature sets from The Popguns, Davey Woodward and The Winter Orphans and Oliver Winder.


Helen Tipping

Bob Marley

Aaiieenn/Bistro Boy

Website of the Month
Article Main Picture Website of the Month: Chicago Concert Reviews
Our Website of the Month is Chicago Concert Reviews, the website of Chicago-based writer and photographer Andy Argyrakis, who has been managing it since 2014, offering his steady readership a spectrum of insights.

Editorial by John Clarkson

Hello, and welcome to the June 2019 edition of the Pennyblackmusic Magazine. Our Bands’ Nights have been a regular part of what we do at Pennyblackmusic for many years, and on October 18th we are returning to Manchester

Article Comments
Herb Alpert and Lani Hall: City Winery, Chicago, 4/5/2019
Harry Chapin: Southport Theatre, Southport, 1977
Sal Bernardi: Interview
Chuck Prophet: Ten Songs That Made Me Love...
Jim Summaria and Mark Plotnick: Raging Pages
John Clarkson: Ticket Rewind

Review Comments
Davey Woodward and the WInter Orphans: Davey Woodward and the Winter Orphans
Schizo Fun Addict: A Shoegaze Bossa Nova
Jim Riley’s Blues Foundation: A Very British Blues Explosion
Jazzateers: Don't Let Your Son Grow Up to be a Cowboy (Unreleased Recordings 1981-1982)
Luke Tuchscherer: Always Be True
Sam Baker: Land of Doubt

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Soft Cell Interview with Dave Ball
Herb Alpert and Lani Hall City Winery, Chicago, 4/5/2019
Hyde Interview
Happy Mondays Interview with Shaun Ryder
Stereogram Recordings Interview with Innes Reekie and Jeremy Thoms
Moon Under Water Cavern, London, 25/4/2019
Mark Lee Interview
Richard Jobson Interview
Lonna Kelley Interview

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