Interviews


Steve Wynn - Interview

Steve Wynn

The Dream Syndicate's Steve Wynn talks to Philamonjaro about his new live CD 'Journeyman' and his recent European acoustic tour.


Sharks - Interview

Sharks

Sharks’ frontman and 70’s punk influence Steve ‘Snips’ Parsons talks to Eoghan Lyng about their new film documentary, ‘Not A Rock Doc (A Shark’s Tale)’.


Nicola Black - Interview

Nicola Black

Film producer Nicola Black speaks to Andrew Twambley about her new project, ‘The Light Pours Out Of Me. an in-depth film about the life of guitarist John McGeoch,


Roy Moller - Interview

Roy Moller

Edinburgh-born singer and songwriter Roy Moller speaks to John Clarkson about his new album ‘Be My Baby’,which is about his discovery that his birth parents were Canadian and that his mother flew from Toronto to Edinburgh to give birth to and put him up for adoption.


Robert Davi - Interview

Robert Davi

Actor Robert Davi speaks to Eoghan Lyng about his other career as a singer and playing a Bpnd villain in ‘Licence to Kill’.

More Interviews

Black Hill Transmissions - Interview Black Hill Transmissions

Louise McCorkindale - Interview Louise McCorkindale

Joe McGrath - Interview Joe McGrath

Jeff Moller - Interview Jeff Moller

Prisoners - Interview Prisoners

Ken Loach - Interview Ken Loach

John Philip Shenale - Interview Part 1 John Philip Shenale - Interview Part 1

John Philip Shenale - Interview  Part 2 John Philip Shenale - Interview Part 2

Eric Bell - Interview Eric Bell

Blue Highways - Interview Blue Highways

Madeline Bell - Interview Madeline Bell





Profiles


Mars Williams - 1955-2023

Mars Williams

Lisa Torem recollects meeting, interviewing and enjoying Chicago-based saxophonist Mars Williams’s music and endearing personality over the years.


Beatles - Now and Then

Beatles

Nick Dent-Robinson reflects upon the Beatles' much anticipated new single, 'Now and Then'.

More Profiles

Cliff Richard - A Head Full of Music Cliff Richard - A Head Full of Music

Kenneth Womack - Living the Beatles Legend: The Untold Story of Mal Evans Kenneth Womack - Living the Beatles Legend: The Untold Story of Mal Evans

Pennyblackmusic - 25th Anniversary Pennyblackmusic - 25th Anniversary




Live Reviews


Micky Dolenz - Des Plaines Theater, Des Plaines, 14/10/2024

Micky Dolenz

Lisa Torem watches Mickey Dolenz, the last surviving member of The Monkees, perform songs from that band, plus other compelling covers, with his talented backing band and sister/vocalist Coco.


Steve Wynn - Fun House, Masrid, 25/10/2023

Steve Wynn

Philamonjaro finds The Dream Syndicate's Steve Wynn making a surprisingly big sound at an acoustic solo gig at The Fun House in Madrid

More Live Reviews

Larkin Poe - La Riviera. Madrid, 6/11/2023 Larkin Poe - La Riviera. Madrid, 6/11/2023

Little Man Tate - The Grand, Clitheroe, 14/10/2023 Little Man Tate - The Grand, Clitheroe, 14/10/2023

Squid - Vicar Street,, Dublin, 25/10/2023 Squid - Vicar Street,, Dublin, 25/10/2023

Three Nights of Indie Pop - Manchester and Glasgow, 6/10/2023....8/10/2023 Three Nights of Indie Pop - Manchester and Glasgow, 6/10/2023....8/10/2023

Wigan Casino 50th Anniversary - Winter Gardens, Blackpool, 22/9/2023...24/9/2023 Wigan Casino 50th Anniversary - Winter Gardens, Blackpool, 22/9/2023...24/9/2023

Echo And The Bunnymen - Royal Centre, Nottingham, 12/9/2023 Echo And The Bunnymen - Royal Centre, Nottingham, 12/9/2023

Paul Weller - Razzmatazz, Barcelona, 18/9/2023 Paul Weller - Razzmatazz, Barcelona, 18/9/2023

Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band - Miller High Life Theater, Milwaukee, 30/9/2023 Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band - Miller High Life Theater, Milwaukee, 30/9/2023

Ezra Furman - Tramshed, Cardiff, 31/8/2023 Ezra Furman - Tramshed, Cardiff, 31/8/2023

Herb Alpert and Lani Hall - Vic Theatre, Chicago, 16/9/2023 Herb Alpert and Lani Hall - Vic Theatre, Chicago, 16/9/2023





Favourite Albums


Even As We Speak - John Peel Sessions 16.02.92 and 20.09.93

Even As We Speak

Dave Goodwin is impressed by two 1990’s John Peel Sessions by Australian indie pop band Even As We Speak, which have just been released on the ever reliable Precious Recordings of London.

More Favourite Albums

Beatles - Red 1962-1966 and Blue 1967-1970 Beatles - Red 1962-1966 and Blue 1967-1970

Cranberries - No Need to Argue Cranberries - No Need to Argue




Features


Is Vinyl Too Expensive? - Vinyl Stories

Is Vinyl Too Expensive?

Dave Goodwin in 'Vinyl Stories' dives headfirst into a debate about the cost of new records, via a detour on the number 52 bus


Graham Nash - Wild Tales

Graham Nash

In her ‘Raging Pages’ book column Lisa Torem assesses legendary singer-songwriter Graham Nash’s 2014 memoir ‘Wild Tales’.

More Features

Beck - Every Album, Every Song Beck - Every Album, Every Song

Beat, General Public and the Fine Young Cannibals - General Public and The Fine Young Cannibals Beat, General Public and the Fine Young Cannibals - General Public and The Fine Young Cannibals

In Dreams Begin Responsibilities - Heaven Is Whenever We Can Get Together 3 - ‘Certain songs, they get so scratched into our souls.’ In Dreams Begin Responsibilities - Heaven Is Whenever We Can Get Together 3 - ‘Certain songs, they get so scratched into our souls.’

In Dreams Begin Responsibilities - Heaven Is Whenever We Can Get Together 4 – ‘When you look a little closer, you learn a lot more.’ In Dreams Begin Responsibilities - Heaven Is Whenever We Can Get Together 4 – ‘When you look a little closer, you learn a lot more.’




Photography


Sisters of Mercy - Photoscapes

Sisters of Mercy

Andrew Twambley takes photos of Gothic group The Sisters of Mercy at thre Manchester Academy.


Pale Blue Eyes - Photoscapes

Pale Blue Eyes

Robert Hadley takes photographs of electro-modernist guitar group Pale Blue Eyes at the Hare and Hounds in Birmingham

More Photography

Australian Pink Floyd Show - Photoscapes 1 Australian Pink Floyd Show - Photoscapes 1

Australian Pink Floyd Show - Photoscapes 2 Australian Pink Floyd Show - Photoscapes 2

Bleach Lab - Photoscapes Bleach Lab - Photoscapes

She's In Parties - Photoscapes She's In Parties - Photoscapes





Reviews


Freschard and Stanley Brinks   - Iron Eye

Freschard and Stanley Brinks

Reflective and gentle Euro indie pop on vinyl only joint third album between French-born duo Freschard and Stanley Brinks


Van Morrison - Accentuate The Positive

Van Morrison

Surprisingly upbeat double album of 1950s rock and roll and 1960s pop covers from Van Morrison

More Reviews

Amanda Stewart - Venom Amanda Stewart - Venom

Swansea Sound - Santa Bail Me Out Swansea Sound - Santa Bail Me Out

Autumn 1904 - The City Autumn 1904 - The City

Rupert Wates - Elegies Rupert Wates - Elegies

Head With Wings - Without Intervention Head With Wings - Without Intervention

Lewis Burner - The Featherstone Massacre Lewis Burner - The Featherstone Massacre

Madness - Theatre Of The Absurd Presents C'est La Vie Madness - Theatre Of The Absurd Presents C'est La Vie

Dolly Parton - Rockstar Dolly Parton - Rockstar

Baiana - Baiana Baiana - Baiana

Emeli Sande - How Were We To Know Emeli Sande - How Were We To Know

Chris Stapleton - Higher Chris Stapleton - Higher

Struts - Pretty Vicious Struts - Pretty Vicious

Duff McKagan - Lighthouse Duff McKagan - Lighthouse

Taylor Swift - 1989 (Taylor's Version) Taylor Swift - 1989 (Taylor's Version)

Holly Humberstone - Paint My Bedroom Black Holly Humberstone - Paint My Bedroom Black

Olivia Rodrigo - Guts Olivia Rodrigo - Guts

Cher - Christmas Cher - Christmas

Rebecca Poole - Dreamers Ball Rebecca Poole - Dreamers Ball

Agnetha Faltstog - A+ Agnetha Faltstog - A+

Laufey - Bewitched Laufey - Bewitched

Corinne Bailey Rae - Black Rainbows Corinne Bailey Rae - Black Rainbows