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For the third part of our four part series, in which our writers and photographers reflect upon great venues, Dastardly, Dave Goodwin and Lisa Torem examine Vinyl Deptford in London, Rock City and the Rescue Rooms in Nottingham and the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago.
Our writers and photographers tell of the bands and acts from the past that they would most like to have seen live.
In the second part of our series, in which our writers and photographers reminisce upon great venues, past and present, Nicky Crewe, John Clarkson and Cila Warncke remember The Hacienda in Manchester, the 1980's Loughborough University Students' Union and the 1990's London Camden Palace.
In the first part of this four part series, our writers and photographers will be reflecting upon and providing memories of great venues, past and present. Nicky Crewe, Andrew Twambley and Adrian Janes remember 60's club The Magic Village and 70's venues, Eric's in Liverpool and the London Rainbow.
For the fourth and final part of this four part series, in which our writers and photographers reflect upon great venues, Amanda J Window, Andrew Twambley and Denzil Watson bring things up-to-date with their memories of the Night and Day Cafe and O2 Ritz in Manchester and the Sheffield Leadmill.
Writer Shirley Procter and photographer Amanda J Window watch acclaimed local band Blossoms play an euphoric homecoming gig to an enthusiastic crowd at the Apollo in Manchester
Over twenty years between 1989 and 2009, former Pennyblackmusic writer Gilbert Blecken took portrait shots and interviewed mainly British and American musicians as they toured through his native city of Berlin. The photographs in these four galleries chronicle some of those encounters and interviews
Gilbert Blecken's second gallery consists of:
1. Kurt Cobain (Nirvana) 1991
2. Kirsty MacColl 1994
3. Billy MacKenzie 1994
4. Gary Numan 1998
5. Claudia Brucken (Propaganda) 2001
6. Rose McDow
Gilbert Blecken's third gallery consists of:
1. Brett Anderson 2008
2. Trish Keenan (Broadcast) 2005
3. Tim Burgess (The Charlatans) 2008
4. Ian Gillan (Deep Purple) 2005
5. Torry Castellano an
Gilbert Blecken's fourth gallery consists of:
1. Charlotte Hatherley 2007
2. Brendan Picchio and Juanita Stein (Howling Bells) 2007
3. Mira Aroyo and Helen Marnie (Ladytron) 2008
4. Annie 2005
Dixie Ernill watches Maximo Park front man Paul Smith play a forceful solo set at the Deaf Institute in Manchester
On the first day of a Pavement-curated All Tomorrow's Parties, Mark and Jamie Rowland, Ben Howarth and Sarah Johnson discuss sets from bands such as Surfer Blood, Calexico and Broken Social Scene...
...while on the second they talk about performances from Blitzen Trapper, Fiery Furnaces, Camera Obscura, Pavement and Atlas Sound
...and on its third and final day they debate about slots from Wax Fang, the 3Ds, the Dodos, Terry Reid, the Fall and the Raincoats