Monthly Archives: October 2018

Album review: SHEMEKIA COPELAND – America’s Child

SHEMEKIA COPELAND – America

Alligator Records[Release date 03.08.18] Shemekia Copeland’s ‘America’s Child’ is very much an album of our times. The title is an all enveloping concept that leads into a bunch of related, philosophical and at times analytical songs that shift from the … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: SEVENTH WONDER – Tiara

Frontiers [Release date 12.10.18] It has been eight years since Seventh Wonder’s last album ‘The Great Escape’, in part due to the commitments of vocalist Tommy Karevik in Kamelot, who he joined in 2012. One new member in the band since … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gig review: ROCKINGHAM FESTIVAL – Nottingham Trent University Students Union, 19-21 October 2018

Tokyo Motor Fist - ROCKINGHAM FESTIVAL, October 2018

Now in its fourth year, anticipation had been steadily growing ever since the line up was announced in February for Rockingham, which accurately bills itself as ‘three days of the finest melodic hard rock from around the world’. Proof of … Continue reading

Posted in All Posts, GIG REVIEWS, Special Events | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: CITY OF THIEVES – Beast Reality

CITY OF THIEVES - Beast Reality

Frontiers [Release date 12.10.18] City Of Thieves (who evolved out of Four Wheel Drive), are one of Frontiers much touted ‘new breed’ of up and coming rock & metal bands. Fair play to Frontiers as they try and find the next set … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: ROBBEN FORD – Purple House

ROBBEN FORD – Purple House

Ear MUSIC [Release date 26.10.18] There’s a lot to be said for a blues oriented guitarist willing to explore new directions deep into a lengthy career that has straddled rock-blues, jazz and fusion. Robben Ford makes much of the fact … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gig review: KIKI DEE & CARMELO LUGGERI – The Met, Bury, 26 October 2018

KIKI DEE & CARMELO LUGGERI - The Met, Bury, 26 October 2018

David Randall chatted to Kiki Dee in March 2015 for a two-part special on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio. Part 2 covers the 1970s including her work with Elton John and her partnership with Carmelo Luggeri, bringing the story up … Continue reading

Posted in All Posts, GIG REVIEWS, INTERVIEWS, Radio interview | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gig review: WISHBONE ASH – Islington Academy, London, 18 October 2018

WISHBONE ASH - Islington Academy, London, 18 October 2018

For all the quality of their recorded product, Wishbone Ash have always best been experienced in a live setting. It was therefore entirely appropriate that this year’s remarkable ‘Vintage Years’ box set included CD’s of no less than eight previously … Continue reading

Posted in All Posts, GIG REVIEWS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: JAWBONE – Jawbone

Jawbone

Pete Feenstra chatted to Marcus Bonfanti about Jawbone for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio and playing tracks from the new album. Self Release [Release date 09.11.18] Jawbone take their name from a song from The Band’s self-titled 1969 second album, … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: GALEN AYERS – Monument

GALEN AYERS - Monument

Bombinate [Release date: 27.07.18] A confident debut here from this British US/Greece-based singer-songwriter, ‘Monument’ births short/sharp essays in personal values and beliefs in a swell of acoustic ambience. Cool to the point-of-chilly opener, ‘You Choose’ sets out her stall with … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book review: LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL by Kenney Jones

Blink Publishing [Publication date 31.05.18] Drummer Kenney Jones has penned an entertaining memoir, that covers his time in the Small Faces right up to the present with the Jones Gang, a collection of seasoned musicians who do the occasional gig, … Continue reading

Posted in All Posts, BOOK REVIEWS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gig review: PRIMAL FEAR – Biebob, Vosselaar, 12 October 2018

PRIMAL FEAR – Biebob, Vosselaar, 12 October 2018

Ask me to compose a list with the best Metal albums for 2018 and you are almost certainly guaranteed to find Primal Fear’s latest studio effort “Apocalypse” somewhere near the very top. It may be a good two decades since … Continue reading

Posted in GIG REVIEWS, PURE METAL (All posts), Pure Metal/Gig reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: TOM KILLNER – Get Back Up

Tom Killner - Get Back Up

OTE [Release date 26.10.18] Imagine an endless library of rock-blues CD’s, or perhaps a laptop full of similar audio files that are all of a certain standard and leave you scratching your head as you listen for something that really … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

News: DAN REED NETWORK – Origins tour starts 7 November and new album

DAN REED NETWORK – Live Rooms, Chester, 17 November 2018

Dan Reed Network: UK dates and new album Dan Reed Network have announced their upcoming “Origins” tour in support of their new album released 23 November 2018 via Zero One Entertainment. The “Origins” tour is by direct result of Dan … Continue reading

Posted in All Posts, Gigs and Tour News, NEWS | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gig review: VOIVOD – Magasin 4, Brussels, 9 October 2018

Voivod – Magasin 4, Brussels, 9th October 2018

There was a time in my young adult life where the prospect of attending a Voivod show felt less of a possibility to manning a mission for the purpose of exploring the environs of planet Mars, so it is indeed … Continue reading

Posted in GIG REVIEWS, PURE METAL (All posts), Pure Metal/Gig reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: COLIN JAMES – Miles To Go

Colin James - Miles To Go

True North Records [Release date 21.09.18] Canadian blues-rock artist Colin James recently reflected that : “Blues is the only genre where you can maintain a young profile at the age of 53.” And while there’s no doubting the veracity of … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Quick plays: KRP, CHRIS POPE & THE CHORDS UK, THE BUZNIKS, CTP

KRP (KEITH REID PROJECT) In My Head

KRP (KEITH REID PROJECT) In My Head Rockville [Release date 07.12.18] It has been ten year’s since former Procol Harum (he wasn’t involved in the band’s ‘Novum’ album released last year) member Keith Reid released the first Keith Reid Project album, ‘The Common Thread’. … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gig review: SAXON – Barrowlands, Glasgow,18 October 2018

SAXON - Barrowlands, Glasgow,18 October 2018

Saxon, as Biff reminded us during tonight’s show, are rapidly approaching their 40th anniversary. With this in mind the band would be forgiven if they decided to slow down a bit and started taking things a bit easier. However, on tonight’s … Continue reading

Posted in All Posts, GIG REVIEWS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: SEMISONIC – Feeling Strangely Fine

UMC [Release date 09.11.18] Semisonic’s classic album ‘Feeling Strangely Fine’ gets the twentieth anniversary make-over that sees the album released on deluxe edition CD and digital, as well as a limited edition gold vinyl pressing, which marks the first time … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts, Reissues | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: SPIRITS BURNING & MICHAEL MOORCOCK – An Alien Heat

Spirits Burning - An Alien Heat

Gonzo/Multimedia [Release date 19.10.18] ‘An Alien Heat’ pairs Don Falcone’s innovative San Francisco band Spirits Burning with 70′s Hawkwind alumnus and sci-fi fantasy writer Michael Moorcock. Best known for his work on Hawkwind’s 1975 album ‘Warrior on the Edge of … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: JR HARBIDGE – First Ray Of Light

Absolute via Universal/Sony [Release date 05.10.18] Involved in the Midlands music scene since his teens, in bands such as the grunge-influenced Third Bullet as well as production work for a variety of outfits, a change of direction, together with a … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment