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.
Part two of my 2016 round-up is being posted from Los Angeles, so hello from there.
Playlists: Spotify YouTube SoundCloud 2016 in Review: 257: Tracks (Apr) 254: Tracks (Mar) 251: Tracks (Feb) 248: Tracks (Jan) Nearly half way through the year, and the great new music keeps coming thick and fast. Indeed, various announcements of new material this past week suggest the rest of the year should continue to be very […]
Playing with yourself. Pleasuring oneself. Wanking. Jerk off. Whack off. Frigging. Self-abuse. Self-pollution. Spank the monkey. Flip the bean. Onanism. etc.
This week marks ten years since I registered amodelofcontrol.com, and got to work promoting my music writing (the first permanent home I’d given it), and then over the coming months also promoting my then nascent DJing (tcf began in March 2004). I first began writing about music back at University in 1996, and my writing […]
2013 has been a really, really strong year for music.
After a fairly lengthy break from gig-going after a very busy 2012 – aside from the special occasion of Kraftwerk in Germany last month, this show marked my return to attending London gigs, and indeed it is the first of a number in the next few months.
As I noted last week, 2012 really was a good year for music, as far as I was concerned, including a number of new discoveries.
Yet again, this list was a tough one. 2012 actually ended up being an impressive year for new music, as far as I was concerned, it just didn’t all come from the corners that I was expecting.
I’ve always been intrigued by gigs that are structured as proper “events”. Not just a normal show given a fancy name (“festivals” that are basically an all-day indoor gig, for example), but the kind of show where the artist in question has really pushed the boat out, with more than just music, and actually attempts […]
Here is this month’s ten tracks you should hear.
My horizons continue to expand to new venues, for me, anyway. In the past couple of years, since I returned to London, I’ve been to most of the smaller venues on the northern side now, and this gig took me to The Lexington, an Islington venue that is rather better than I thought it might […]