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Gig review: SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY AND THE ASBURY JUKES- The Forum, London, 22 June 2017

SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY AND THE ASBURY JUKES- The Forum, London, 22 June 2017

If Bruce Springsteen and later Jon Bon Jovi took the sound of New Jersey into the stadium-filling mainstream, both worshipped at the altar of Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, who may never have reached the same commercial heights,  but … Continue reading

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Album review: LITTLE STEVEN – Soulfire

LITTLE STEVEN - Soulfire

Wicked Cool/Big Machine/UMe [Release date 19.05.17] It has been awhile since Little Steven’s (Steven Van Zandt) last album, 1999′s ‘Born Again Savage’, although he has been busy touring with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, along with TV appearances including … Continue reading

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Album review: ANDY FRASCO AND THE U.N. – Happy Bastards

ANDY FRASCO AND THE U.N. – Happy Bastards

Ruf [Release date 26.02.16] Often described as a party band full of ‘orchestrated chaos’, Southern Californian outfit Andy Frasco and the U.N. is no such thing on record. They are every bit as organized and astute as Zappa was in … Continue reading

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Album review: SOLOMON HICKS – Carrying On The Torch Of The Blues

SOLOMON HICKS – Carrying On The Torch Of The Blues

Organic Recordings [Release date 08.06.15] 20 year old Solomon Hicks is a self proclaimed ‘jazz & blues innovator and keeper of the legacy’, who as his album title suggests is ‘Carrying On The Torch Of The Blues’. The guitar playing … Continue reading

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Album review: WILLY DeVILLE – Live at Rockpalast 1995 & 2008

WILLY DeVILLE – Live at Rockpalast 1995 & 2008

Repertoire [Release date 26.01.15] ‘Live at Rockpalast 1995 & 2008’ is a triple CD and DVD release that finds Willie DeVille revisiting his back catalogue on two shows recorded 13 years apart and presented back to front. Surprisingly, the early … Continue reading

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Gig review: JJ GREY & MOFRO – 02 Academy Islington, London, 18 March 2015

JJ GREY & MOFRO – 02 Academy Islington, London, 18 March 2015

JJ Grey is clearly a man who likes to take his time. Whether it’s the way he’s built his career or the pacing of tonight’s set, his unhurried style focuses on making a meaningful connection with either a song or … Continue reading

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Album review: JIMMY BARNES – Hindsight

Jimmy Barnes - Hindsight

Provogue [Release date  27.10.14] While there’s still a healthy roll call of artists who can look back on a 30 year recording career, few of them still retain the fire and range of Australia’s adopted Scotsman Jimmy Barnes. ‘Hindsight’ is full … Continue reading

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Album review: THE WILD MAGNOLIA MARIACHIS – Boogie Indians

The Wild Magnolia Mariachis - Boogie Indians

NotNowMom! [Released 13.06.14] With a name like The Wild Magnolia Mariachis, you suspect this isn’t going to be anything less than a stomping party record. And so it proves, as the 9 piece band rock their way through old school … Continue reading

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Album review: BILLY WALTON BAND – Wish For What You Want

BILLY WALTON BAND – Wish For What You Want

self release [Release date August 2014] Things may come and things may go but there’s always a better than average chance that the New Jersey shore line will periodically produce a band worth spending your leisure time on. The Billy … Continue reading

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