We keep going amid the lockdown. There are new releases, and still, new music coming through, and buying music right now is the only way we can help. The events listing is still being updated, but obviously, an awful lot is being postponed, cancelled or changed right now.
I’ve been hinting at this for a while, and finally, here we go. amodelofcontrol.com, as I’ve hinted, has gained a voice at last, and if you’ve never heard me speak before (in my previous days on Dark Assimilation, or on occasional guest appearances at I Die: You Die), here’s your chance I guess.
After an epic holiday in Chicago – ostensibly to do Cold Waves and catch up with old friends – last year (review in the box), there wasn’t ever really any question that we wouldn’t make it back to Chicago again – and so a year on, here we were once again, in blazing September sunshine […]
This year: 170 bands, 57 days-worth of gigs. Five festivals, three countries, eight cities/towns. From venues holding thousands to those holding tens. Due to personal issues and, frankly, being too damned busy for much of the year, I didn’t get to write about many of them aside from the festivals, so writing this list has […]
In the annals of crazy plans by me, this one was up there with Festival Kinetik 4.0 in 2011, where my friend Tim and I headed to Ottawa and then Montreal for a heavy, heavy week of music, drinking and sightseeing. Doing Cold Waves III came up from similar origins – a lineup too good […]
As some of my friends may be sick of hearing, Daisy and I head off to Chicago tomorrow to see friends and to go to Cold Waves 3. So, I thought an appropriate Tuesday Ten to be in order, particularly as Chicago is such a musical town.
For this week, it’s time to turn my attention to another subject I should have done long ago and start a fight. Musically, at least.
This week, my Tuesday Ten is a bit later than usual, but still on a Tuesday. It’s all about bands you probably haven’t heard of. Of course, there are some of you that have. Hence the probably. Then again, if you know me well enough, you might well have heard me carp on about a […]
Further to last week, it’s time to move onto the next stage of my rundown of the last decade.