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Countryside Alliance / Rupert

Countryside Alliance / Rupert

It was early 2003, I was 21, and I was working, in the loosest sense of the word, for a small online music magazine. We covered the more extreme and esoteric end of the electronic, industrial and metal scenes. You probably know what I mean, an unlistenable mix of...

PATTI SMITH GROUP & THE STRANGLERS, ROUNDHOUSE, MAY 17TH 1976

PATTI SMITH GROUP & THE STRANGLERS, ROUNDHOUSE, MAY 17TH 1976

There’s something going on, I’m not sure it’s what people have paid their hard earned for, but the rising tension is impossible to ignore. The singer in the support act had been playing on the crowd’s impatience. Taunting and winding them up mercilessly. Now all of a...

East West-Schism by Dmitry Sokolenko

East West-Schism by Dmitry Sokolenko

Pinocchio and the future Pope John Paul I are sitting at a table in the café. The future Pope John Paul II is standing at the bar. Since there is no security camera in the café in 1978, everything we’ll write about here is based on the notes and sketches of Pinocchio....

A Night Out At The Marquee Den Browne

A Night Out At The Marquee Den Browne

Many thanks to Den Browne for an amazing chapter of his book Padlocks recounting going to an X Ray Spex gig with Sid & Nancy. Thanks to various fan sites, Den thinks this was probably on 26.10.77. but who was counting then  ? When Sid and Nancy moved into our...