Onto the third and final week of /Countdown/2021 on amodelofcontrol.com, and this week I’m looking at the best albums of the year. As I’m sure I’ve explained before, I treat […]
Continuing the amodelofcontrol.com review of 2021, which this week turns attention to the best tracks of the year. Next week will be the wrap of the best albums of 2021.
A quieter week this week, with a more “usual” list of new releases and upcoming announcements (the last couple of weeks have taken hours to compile!). In addition, I’ve overhauled […]
One month, then, of what is likely to be a difficult year for many of us, is out of the way. At least here in the Northern Hemisphere, the days […]
Back into lockdown, and this weekly release and events roundup reaches /150. There is still new music to enjoy, hence why I continue these Friday posts. The events listing is […]
We keep going amid the lockdown. There are new releases, and new music is coming through, and buying music right now is the only way we can help. The events […]
Continuing the process of wrapping up the last decade before it disappears too far into the rearview mirror, this is the second part of the best albums of the 2010s.
This year’s statistics – I saw 51 days worth of gigs and 156 live sets. It featured 140 different bands, and I saw sixteen twice – and all that lot […]
Another Friday, another round-up. As always this is a look at upcoming releases, relevant music news and upcoming events and gigs worth spending some of your time at. It is […]
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 […]
The final tracks of the month for this year, so this one is slightly longer than usual as I try and crowbar in as many songs as possible to clear […]
Yes, it’s Wednesday, not Tuesday, and this features twelve songs. A day later than planned due to Whitby, of course, this is the very last look-back in my two-year series […]
A new month, and I resume my now regular weekly roundup of musical items of interest. As is now usual, this will include the new releases this week, other announcements, […]
It is, then, the week of another bloody election this week here in the UK, and there has been distinct signs of just how fucked off everyone seems to be […]
For the third month in a row, it’s twenty songs to wrap up the past month – the avalanche just keeps on coming.
It all started at one of the very first weddings we attended. Up in the hills west of Huddersfield, this wedding had an “alternative” soundtrack as befitted the bride and […]
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.
Is that the time already? You ask.
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 […]
Every year I seem to be starting my live gig attendance that little bit later. Last year I began with easily the best show of 2013 in mid-January, with a […]