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Robyn Hitchcock and His LA Squires – Manchester Club Academy 11th May 2018

It had been a while since I’d seen Robyn Hitchcock, (I missed the last tour for logistical reasons) so I was looking forward to this “electrospective” as it has been referred to on social media. A couple of pints of Trooper before the show meant I was less anxious and happy to wander down towards the front for most of… Read more »

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Erin Black and The Devil’s Hand – International Pop Overthrow Liverpool

Day one of  International Pop Overthrow Liverpool. I am starting slowly as I am working during the day and attending the event in the evening. Had this not been the case I would have stayed out for the second set by this band. Erin Black has an amazing voice, the videos below do not do the band justice. It was… Read more »

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CD Review – Make by Blake Jones and The Trike Shop

I confess this review is being published later than I planned, partly due to real life getting in the way but mostly due to being distracted by wanting to just listen to the album for pure enjoyment rather than working out what to say about it. In fact the album has been an almost constant companion on my commute to… Read more »

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Just Why Do I Look Forward To May so Much?

“Is it May yet?” has become a running joke on my Facebook timeline over the last few years. May brings International Pop Overthrow to Liverpool and if you are familiar with the blog then you know that it means lots of power pop bands arrive to entertain the heck out of us. By lots I means somewhere in the region… Read more »

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CD Review – Over And Out by Rick Parfitt

I pre-ordered the Boxset version of this release in February. In the set you get both version of the album on CD (I think otherwise the Band mix version is only available on vinyl) and a specially designed Tshirt from Hauptstadrocker, a clothing firm favoured by Rick in the last decade or so. The main CD comes in a digipak… Read more »

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