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The original line-up of the Misfits to play first show since 2019

The reunited version of The Misfits is among the groups preparing for post-pandemic live dates. The punk legends have announced that they will headline Day 2 of the Aftershock festival in Sacramento. Billing themselves as the Original Misfits, the reunion between Glenn…
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Future punks: Hallan and Lover Lamp reviewed

Lover Lamp – Country Police I’ve heard many people complain that somewhere around the 2000s, rock music began taking itself too seriously. Many of the guitar songs that made it onto the charts were about suffering, addiction, and the inevitability of meeting a…
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Infectiously yours: Gumiho and The Goa Express

THE GOA EXPRESS – Second Time There was a point, I can practically bet, that just about everyone who ended up wearing black leather jackets, skull and bones necklaces, and playing in a goth band, just wanted to roll with the kids who sang pretty melodies over simple…
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Sweet and sour: Merit Maker and King-Mob reviewed

Merit Maker – New Way Pop-punk is having an unexpected resurgence in mainstream music. Unlike other styles that hit it big with radio and TV circa the 2000s (nu-metal, industrial) this is a comeback in earnest. New artists are emerging, and many of them are using…
Alternative History

John Cooper Clarke's musical career

John Cooper Clarke is, arguably, the most famous living British poet, an icon of the punk era, an inspiration to Alex Turner of the Arctic Monkeys, and a man with a hairstyle worth building a cult around. Although Clarke is, especially, famous for the solo performances of…