Hard man of rock Henry Rollins has recently much to his own disgust passed 40. David McNamee finds the former Black Flag star and elder statesman of hardcore to be on blistering form at a gig in Wolverhampton.
Former Screaming Trees star Mark Lanegan and stoner group Masters of Reality toured Britain together in December. David McNamee describes a disappointing show in Wolverhampton.
It’s so strange now to hear contemporary music being spoken of with any real reverence. Everything is very pop, very ironic. Disco is only acceptable now because of the interplay of cultural and chronological systems at work and, y’know, there’s always Th
Uh oh. Looks like someone fed them after midnight.
Mogwai may have enjoyed a period of relative calm on their 'Rock Action' LP, but judging by tonight’s performance that was only the eye of the hurricane. In a set that’s parenthesised by a demon-cleani
If its classic rock cliché you’re after then there really only is Monster Magnet. They out tap Spinal Tap and they know it, but what’s more, they love it. Leader Dave Wyndorff, now finally sans the ri
Love in the afternoon and this high rise isn’t going to keep the demons out when they come looking. Lock up your absinthe and prepare to bleed, Cousteau are in town and tonight’s the night Cupid gets
Striding onstage to an intro tape of James Brown’s ‘It’s A Man’s World’ you do feel that Essex’s nu-metal saviours Sugarcoma (three girls, male drummer) are maybe labouring whatever point it is they’r
Acid Mothers Temple
“YRRreooUgHhwAaAaAAHHHH!! LililililiPEOWgarghhhhh!!” Satan only knows what language the Circle are speaking in, but whatever it is they appear to be singing it backwards. Even scarier, their frontman appears to be Graham Bonnet possessed by the voiceover
Okay so you can sneer that tonight’s audience members not only are clad in faded tour shirts bearing such legends as Saxon and Quiet Riot, their logos are actually tattooed into wrinkly skin. The intro tape may consist solely of Iron Maiden’s ‘Killers’ al
The New Acoustic Movement has a lot to answer for. Not only did people start taking it seriously, they actually started buying Alfie records. Is this what happened to Romo? You were all wearing Boots mascara and dancing to Ultravox five years ago ,you che