Pennyblackmusic Presents: Heist & Idiot Son + The Volunteered & Simon Bromide

Headlining are Heist with support from Idiot Son , The Volunteered and Simon Bromide
Hosted at the Water Rats London, Saturday 10th September. Doors open 7:30; First band on at 7:45; Admission £10 on the door or £8 in advance from We got Tickets
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Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody

Nick Dent-Robinson asks if the much maligned new film 'Bohemian Rhapsody' about the music of British frontman Freddie Mercury and Queen has been fairly received or whether its bad reviews have been justified.


A Night at the Opera (2002)

Queen - A Night at the Opera

For the latest in our Favourite Albums series, Anthony Dhanendran writes about Queen's classic fourth album, 'A Night at the Opera"


The Image That Made Me Weep (2021)

Queen - The Image That Made Me Weep

In 'The Image That Made Me Weep', in which a different writer with each edition writes of the impact of a photo or an image on them, Fiona Hutchings reflects on a photo of Queen at Live Aid.

Queen (2013)

Queen - Queen

In our series, in which our writers write about ten songs that made them love a favourite band or artist, Fiona Hutchings reflects on her favourite songs by rock legends Queen



Interview Linda Gail Lewis - Interview

Rockabilly queen Linda Gail Lewis talks to Lisa Torem about the remastered ‘Early Sides: 1963-1973’ and studio work with Van Morrison, Robbie Fulks and Jerry Lee Lewis.

Interview Chris Connelly - Interview

Edinburgh-born but now Chicago-based singer-songwriter Chris Connelly talks to John Clarkson about his new album 'The Birthday Poems', which recorded with Monica Queen, is a fictionalized account of the romance between Stella Cartwright and poet George Mackay Brown .

Peter Straker
Interview Peter Straker - Interview

Singer, actor and cabaret star Peter Straker talks to John Clarkson about the reissue of his three albums, 1977’s ‘This One’s On Me’, 1978’s ‘Changeling’ and 1980’s ‘Real Natural Man’, and the influence on them of Queen frontman and co-producer Freddie Mercury.

Sam Shinazzi
Interview Sam Shinazzi - Interview

Sam Shinazzi has delivered his strongest set of songs so far with the release of his fifth solo album, ‘Forever and Now’. In a rare interview with him, Malcolm Carter talks with Sydney-based Shinazzi

Suzanne Vega
Interview Suzanne Vega - Interview

Lisa Torem speaks to Suzanne Vega about her new album 'In The Realm of the Queen of Pentacles' and current 'I Never Wear White' tour

Vagabond Opera
Interview Vagabond Opera - Interview

Lisa Torem speaks to front man Eric Stern about his extraordinary band and vaudeville act Vagabond Opera about their recent album, 'Songs for Your Lives', and also opera, 'Queen of Knives'

Interview Thrum - Interview

Glaswegian solo artist Monica Queen talks to Anthony Strutt at a gig in London about her country band Thrum's second album and first since release in seventeen years

Monica Queen
Interview Monica Queen - Interview

The former frontwoman with critically-acclaimed Glaswegian country rockers Thrum, Monica Queen has just rleeased her second solo album, 'The Return of the Sacred Heart.' She speaks to Anthony Strutt about it and working with Belle and Sebastian

Holly Golighty
Interview Part 2 Holly Golightly - Interview Part 2

In the second part of our extensive interviewy, which is carried on from last month, with the "Queen of Garage Rock" Holly Golighty, she talks to Mark Rowland about her long-spanning musical roots and dancing...


Dusty Springfield Dusty Springfield - Dusty Springfield

With a new box set just out, Lisa Torem reflects back on the career and highlights of British queen of soul and 60's icon, Dusty Springfield


O2 Arena, London, 20/6/2022 Queen and Adam Lambert - O2 Arena, London, 20/6/2022

Fiona Hutchings finds seeing Queen and Adam Lambert is a dream come true live at the O2 Arena in London.

Tom Robinson
Queens Hall, Edinburgh, 6/11/2015 Tom Robinson - Queens Hall, Edinburgh, 6/11/2015

John Clarkson watches protest musician and singer-songwriter Tom Robinson play an impressive show at the Queen's Hall in Edinburgh on his first tour in almost twenty years to promote his album 'Only the Now'

Lazy Heart Parade
Old Queen's Head, London, 24/3/2015 Lazy Heart Parade - Old Queen's Head, London, 24/3/2015

Gillian Fish watches indie-folk six-piece Lazy Heart Parade play a celebratory set at the Old Queen's Head in London to launch their new EP 'My Last Goodbye'

ABC of Canadian Music Miscellaneous - ABC of Canadian Music

Catherine Christofis photographs the ABC of Canadian Music, which featured Po' Girl's Awna Teixeira, former Twilight Hotel front woman Brandy Zdan and ex-Wailing Jennys' star Cara Luft, at the Old Queen's Head in London

Barb Wire Dolls
Reggie's, Chicago, 28/6/2012

Isis Queen, lead singer of The Barb Wire Dolls, and her band mates rev up the audience at Reggie's Rock Club in Chicago at a late night show. Lisa Torem's eyes are glued to the stage

Jimmy Webb
Queens Hall, Edinburgh, 6/11/2009 Jimmy Webb  - Queens Hall, Edinburgh, 6/11/2009

John Clarkson finds American singer-songwriter Jimmy Webb heartwrenching at a show at the Queen's Hall in Edinburgh

Yo La Tengo
Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 15/6/2009 Yo La Tengo - Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 15/6/2009

Ben Howarth enjoys a rare stripped down and acoustic set of music from much acclaimed American group Yo La Tengo at a Meltdown Festival gig at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London

Sziget Festival
Budapest, 8/8/2007...15/8/2007 Miscellaneous - Budapest, 8/8/2007...15/8/2007

The Sziget Festival in Europe has grown over the last fifteen years to being one of Europe's largest music festivals. New writer Marton Nagy watches mixed performances from acts such as the Killers, the Good, the Bad and the Queen, the Hives and Hungarian acts Bridge to Solace and Idoru

Malcolm Middleton
Queens Hall, Edinburgh, 13/1/2007 Malcolm Middleton - Queens Hall, Edinburgh, 13/1/2007

At a support date to Badly Drawn the Queen's Hall in Edinburgh, John Clarkson enjoys a set of blackly humorous acoustic pop from former Arab Strap guitarist, Malcolm Middleton

Queen Adreena
The Room, Sheffield, 23/5/2005 7 Months - The Room, Sheffield, 23/5/2005

Queen Adreena is the latest project of former Daisy Chainsaw stars Katie Jane Garside and Crispin Gray. In the cramped surroundings of Sheffield's The Room, Helen Tipping finds that they have lost little of their ferocious edge


Fiona Hutchings
Vinyl Stories Fiona Hutchings - Vinyl Stories

In his regular 'Vinyl Stories' column Dave Goodwin talks to Pennyblackmusic writer Fiona Hutchings about her passion for Madness, Queen and Mark Morriss whose records are amongst her favourite albums