We’re nearing the end of the year, which means I’m now considering the best of 2023, and releases for the new year are now continuing to filter through too. This […]
Being away for the second half of September meant that I had a lot of catching up to do last week, hence this month’s /Tracks of the Month post being […]
This week’s post comes from Chicago, as I prepare for the first night of Cold Waves XI tonight. In the meantime there’s a whole lot to cover this week. This […]
After the light last week, there must be darkness, I guess. So despite the spring weather, I’m heading into the dark.
Another update covering the past two weeks, and it’s another busy time as everyone tries to get their releases out before the Christmas rush. Upcoming on this site will be […]
…and just like that, this is the last /Tracks of the Month roundup for 2021. I’ll be beginning /Countdown/2021 in less than a month, looking at the best music of […]
Now away from the working week for a bit, it has given me time to start catching up. It is, again, Bandcamp Friday today, so along with last week’s releases, […]
Despite the cooler temperatures for the past day or so, the past week generally has finally felt like Spring has arrived. We’ve basked in sunshine for a few days, it’s […]
Continuing the process of wrapping up the last decade before it disappears too far into the rearview mirror, this is the fifth part of the best tracks of the 2010s. […]
Continuing the process of wrapping up the last decade before it disappears too far into the rearview mirror, this is the third part of the best albums of the 2010s.
In a year that has already been a tough one for so many reasons, the loss of my father-in-law just recently has hit us hard. It wasn’t exactly unexpected, but […]
Friday, the end of another hectic week, and I finally have a weekend of almost total downtime – so let’s look at things to distract us, either by way of […]
We’re at the halfway point of the year – or if running on my eligibility criteria for the best of the year, seven months into the 2019 period (I run […]
It’s Friday, therefore time for the usual amodelofcontrol.com round-up of new music coming your way this week and soon, as well as a look at the events and gigs in […]
Onto week three of Countdown: 2017 on amodelofcontrol.com, and this week I’m looking at the best albums of the year. Despite the move towards, it seems, streaming services and a […]
This week’s update comes to you fresh from amodelofcontrol.com attending it’s thirty-first gig of 2017 last night, which was the long-awaited London return of ex-Mansun frontman Paul Draper, at The […]
As I nudge toward Tuesday Ten: 300 next week (a milestone I never thought I’d reach), another month has passed and here we are again with the latest batch of […]
2015 in gigs: 70 days, 165 live sets, 154 unique bands, forty venues, seven cities, four festivals (and each of those festivals in a different town/city), three countries, two continents.
This week, on part three, I turn my attention to the best albums of the year. I seem to say it every year, but really – 2015 has been an […]
Last week actually marked a significant milestone in my music fandom – 20-July was exactly twenty years since I first attended a live, professionally promoted gig. That first show, by […]