Gold Soundz, Pavement

Gold Soundz Preview


Little else gives us a nostalgic warm glow like the mention of our favourite 90s indie bands, so we had to take the opportunity to write about it, and hell, make a bespoke...

Spectres of the Spectacle

Static Fallout: ‘another reason to leave Liverpool?’


If things continue in this vein (and where are the signs they won’t?), Jon Davies predicts graduates will vote with their feet, himself included…  I’m most likely going to echo every sentiment in last...

A typically busy Static Gallery live music night

Capital of Culture? Ask Static Gallery


We consider the aftermath as another live music venue bites the dust… Back in February, Jon Davies wrote a piece in these pages about a Noise Debate held at Static Gallery. The debate...

Cass McCombs

Cass McCombs: Home at last


This Wednesday sees a one-off performer in the shape of Cass McCombs pitch up at Leaf… Labelled ‘unobtrusively brilliant’ by none other than John Peel, it’s perhaps hard to come up with a...

Yuri Landman

Yuri Landman Guitar Workshops hosted by Ex-Easter Island Head


Fancy making yourself a guitar from scratch? Jon Davies on a unique opportunity for musicians and novices alike…  For those bored with their Stratocasters and in need of a different route for their fingers...

GIT Awards

You Into This?


This Wednesday sees the entries deadline for the Getintothis Award, hot on the heels of last week’s announcement that the award is to be hosted at Leaf on 27thApril. We caught up with...

Jonathan Richman

Jonathan Richman, Modern Lover


This weekend sees an influential yet almost unsung hero take to the stage at The Kazimier… Geek, nerd, cry-baby, straight; just some of the nicer things Jonathan Richman has no doubt had shouted...

The War On Drugs

Fighting the good fight: The War On Drugs


Americana rebooted in the form of The War On Drugs stops off at The Kazimier next week, we give you the low-down on a band whose star is on the rise… Coming to...

Threshold Industry Panel

Death of The Festival?


In the aftermath of the fallout from Threshold 2012, we consider what this means for the grass roots festival… Last year, Glastonbury founder and driving force Michael Eavis declared the festival not long...