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Converse Represent withBRMC DIIV Metz Tamaryn  The Shes 1
Over the next few days, Converse is having several free invite only concerts in San Francisco. I had the pleasure of attending the first night with five great bands: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, DIIV, Metz, Tamaryn, and The She's. A diverse line-up which ranged from poppy to dreamy to rocky to all of the above.
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© Words – Matteo Sedazzari
© Top Photograph Derek D'Souza

“I know I come from Woking and you say I'm a fraud “  The Jam - Sounds From The Street,

Classic lyrics that certainly put Woking and Surrey on the British rock ‘n’ roll map in 1977. Since then The Jam made their stamp on music,  the suburban town has always been synonymous with the ‘best fxxking band in the world’. 
Sunday, 07 July 2013 15:23

Birth Of The Cool

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In 1947 Miles Davis was playing in Charlie Parker's quintet, replacing Dizzy Gillespie, who had left in 1945 due to Parker's growing alcohol and drug problem. Davis recorded several albums with Parker at this time, including Parker's Sessions for the Savoy and Dial labels. By 1948 Davis had three years of bebop playing under his belt, but he struggled to match the speed and ranges of the likes of Gillespie and Parker, choosing instead to play in the mid-range of his instrument. In 1948 Davis, becoming increasingly concerned about growing tensions within the Parker quintet, left that group and began looking for a new band with which to work.
Saturday, 29 June 2013 13:09

Paul Weller Southampton Guildhall

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© Words - Nick Churchill

Maybe it was down to the band not having played much this year, maybe it was just a sticky night and the sound was doing battle with the Guildhall's challenging acoustics, but we were some way south of prime Weller.
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© Words – Chris Madden

The last stand? If this is it (as rumours suggest) and they‘re calling time on the NY&CH adventure then it’s a genuinely fitting eulogy; one borne out of a new found sobriety (Young stopped smoking pot a couple of years back, after an adulthood spent in its mist. I wondered if his playing was a product of his drug use? The answer- a resounding NO!), but more importantly, this is a celebration of the connection between the four players on stage and their audience. Perhaps the tour being titled ‘Alchemy’ is the magic they conjure together?
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