When writing down which video games are best for punks, the casino game of roulette probably isn't going to be on there. The game may be enjoyed by popular musicians and it may have red and black two popular punk colours, but it's a game with rules and dealers who dress in suits. Punks will probably play music games such as Guitar Hero and Rock Band.

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Thursday, 21 March 2019 14:07

A Band Called Death

I am a bit late to the party with the new tv revolution in the form of Netflix and Amazon, so I have been playing catch up. Being a huge music fan, I immediately started working my way through the documentaries on James Brown,

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Monday, 21 January 2019 15:43

Johnny Lydon's (Rotten) Tour of London

This is a wee treat: Johnny Rotten gives a guided tour of London, circa 2009. Full of his usual face-gurning, straightforward honesty and acerbic ...
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Wednesday, 10 October 2018 15:17

The Last Train to Ska

I can’t say for certain when I developed my love of Ska music. There was no defining moment when I heard “Willow Tree” by Alton Ellis and my world was turned on its head. My coming of age was in the dark and distant nineties, a world of MDMA fuelled warehouse parties and the guitar bands of Manchester.
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The Melody Maker was always considered the serious music paper in the UK and catered for "minority" interests like folk and jazz as well as regularly including detailed reviews of musical instruments. The publication was aimed at musicians and was often used as a credible source of advertisements for professional musicians. 

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Wednesday, 15 November 2017 21:09

Tilbury Skinheads Documentary - BBC Radio 1980



If you ever find yourself heading south on the A13, chances are you are either lost or on your way to Tilbury in Essex. It is very much a town at the end of the line, as the Worlds End pub down by the docks testifies, and definitely not the sort of place you want to end up on your ownsome come nightfall.
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Wednesday, 15 November 2017 20:22

Jack Kerouac - The First Rock ‘n’ Roll Star

Jack Kerouac – the name is a perfect union of the real and the romantic; earthy everyman honesty coupled to a distinctly European sense of the exotic.It’s a name you can roll around like a mouthful of deep red wine – Jack Kerouac. He sounds like your old drinking buddy down the bar.

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Featuring performances from: Sex Pistols, Elvis Costello, Buzzcocks, John Cooper Clarke, Iggy Pop, Wreckless Eric, Ian Dury, Penetration, Blondie, Fall, Jam, Jordan, Devo, Tom Robinson Band, Johnny Thunder, Elvis Costello, XTC, Jonathan Richman, Nick Lowe, Siouxie & the Banshees, Cherry Vanilla & Magazine.

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Thursday, 23 February 2017 12:57

A Tête-à-tête with Phoenix Chroi

Recent years have seemed a mix up of the days we thought had gone with austerity and protest and stand offs on the streets,

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Monday, 17 October 2016 17:09

Vivienne Westwood’s Book Launch

Vivienne Westwood's book launch in St James church in Piccadilly the other night was a strange affair.
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