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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Erick Mertz


Interviews


Kristin Hersh - Interview

Kristin Hersh

Throwing Muses leader, 50 Foot Wave member and solo artist, US alt. rock pioneer Kristin Hersh chats to Erick Mertz about her time in the music industry and future plans.


Pere Ubu - Interview

Pere Ubu

Erick Mertz talks to David Thomas, the front man with influential alternative rock act Pere Ubu, about his group's experimental new album, ‘20 Years in a Montana Missile Silo’.


Looper - Interview

Looper

Erick Mertz talks to Looper's Stuart David on the eve of the release of their five disc retrospective, 'Offgrid:Offline'


Pop Will Eat Itself - Interview

Pop Will Eat Itself

Pop Will Eat Itself frontman Graham Crabb talks to Erick Mertz about three decades of stirring the underground pot and returning to the stage for the Gigantic Festival


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Profiles


Vulgar Boatmen - Profile

Vulgar Boatmen

Erick Mertz reflects on the musical career of cult American alternative rock band the Vulgar Boatmen, who have just had re-released three of their albums, 1989's 'You and Your Sister', 1992's 'Please Panic'and 1995's 'Opposite Sex' released on vinyl.


ELF - Profile

ELF

Erick Mertz examines the legacy of blues rock act Elf, the early band of Rainbow, Black Sabbath and Dio's Ronnie James Dio, whose 1974 second album 'Carolina County Ball'and 1975 third album 'Trying to Burn the Sun' have both been reissued by Cherry Red

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Emerson Lake And Palmer - Profile Emerson Lake And Palmer

Emerson Lake And Palmer - Profile Emerson Lake And Palmer

Scientists - Profile Scientists

Still in a Dream - Profile Still in a Dream

Everything But The Girl - Profile Everything But The Girl




Favourite Albums


Television Personalities - Beautiful Despair

Television Personalities

Erick Mertz examines 'Beautiful Despair', a 'lost' Television Personalities from 1990, which has finally come out on Fire Records.

More Favourite Albums

Fun Lovin Criminals - Come Fun Yourself Fun Lovin Criminals - Come Fun Yourself

Nap Eyes - Whine of the Mystic Nap Eyes - Whine of the Mystic

UB40 - Labour of Love UB40 - Labour of Love




Features


Car Seat Headrest - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

Car Seat Headrest

Erick Mertz reflects on ten of his favourite songs by Car Seat Headrest, the project of Virginia-bred singer-songwriter and lo-fi alternative rock musician Will Toledo


Neds Atomic Dustbin - La Luna, Portland, Oregon, June 1996

Neds Atomic Dustbin

In 'Gig of a Lifetime' Erick Mertz writes of attending a Ned's Atomic Dustbin show in Portland in 1996 with a friend, who at his first gig, believes that he attending a Doors show and ends up having his life changed by rock and roll

More Features

Belle And Sebastian - Ten Songs That Made Me Love... Belle And Sebastian - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...




Reviews


Cold Spells - Interstitial

Cold Spells

Haunting and dreamy second album from London-based indie/psychedlic folk duo the Cold Spells


Craig Finn - I Need a New War

Craig Finn

Lyrical and stripped down latest solo album from Hold Steady front man and guitarist Craig Finn

More Reviews

Various - Nigeria 70: No Wahala: Highlife, Afro-Funk and Juju 1973-1987 Various - Nigeria 70: No Wahala: Highlife, Afro-Funk and Juju 1973-1987

Half Japanese - Invincible Half Japanese - Invincible

Motorpsycho - The Crucible Motorpsycho - The Crucible

Novo Amor - Birthplace Novo Amor - Birthplace

Robert Coyne - Out of Your Tree Robert Coyne - Out of Your Tree

LWW - 3PE LWW - 3PE

Lark - The Last Woman Lark - The Last Woman

Malmo - We Come from the Stars Malmo - We Come from the Stars

Die Nerven - Fake Die Nerven - Fake

Green Seagull - Scarlet Fever Green Seagull - Scarlet Fever