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UK Hip Hop

UK hip hop is a bit of a weird one. The name alone can remind you of that guy you met in the smoking area who’s always going on about the ti…

UK hip hop is a bit of a weird one. The name alone can remind you of that guy you met in the smoking area who’s always going on about the ti

Beaming To A Venue Near You

The crowd has been anxiously waiting for over an hour for them to appear on stage, but rather than the usual reasons for delays - tantrums, …

The crowd has been anxiously waiting for over an hour for them to appear on stage, but rather than the usual reasons for delays - tantrums, 

The Art of Getting By

There’s a scene in Family Guy, that cultural behemoth of our times, where Peter Griffin addresses the camera directly in a TV segment he’s h…

There’s a scene in Family Guy, that cultural behemoth of our times, where Peter Griffin addresses the camera directly in a TV segment he’s h

Streaming

When a London computer scientist called Tim created the world wide web 25 years ago, he could hardly have envisaged what effect it would hav…

When a London computer scientist called Tim created the world wide web 25 years ago, he could hardly have envisaged what effect it would hav

Be Excellent to Each Other

One thing I really struggle to understand is rivalry in the world of local music. Whether it’s promoters or bands, venues or fans, so often …

One thing I really struggle to understand is rivalry in the world of local music. Whether it’s promoters or bands, venues or fans, so often 

Got the Album, Got the T Shirt

No tour is complete without its merch tables, stocked up high with shirts, discs and limited edition knick-knacks - a stable way of earning …

No tour is complete without its merch tables, stocked up high with shirts, discs and limited edition knick-knacks - a stable way of earning 

Gigs In Your Lounge

I’ll be honest and say that I’ve rewritten this article a couple of times, with varying levels of success, but they have each, ultimately, e…

I’ll be honest and say that I’ve rewritten this article a couple of times, with varying levels of success, but they have each, ultimately, e

Record Store Day

Record Store Day has become a big event in the calendar for those in love with the black wax. Founded in 2007, it’s held on the third Saturd…

Record Store Day has become a big event in the calendar for those in love with the black wax. Founded in 2007, it’s held on the third Saturd

Novelty

I've been saying for years that, so far as genuine novelty is concerned, music is all over bar the shouting. I've decided it's high time I s…

I've been saying for years that, so far as genuine novelty is concerned, music is all over bar the shouting. I've decided it's high time I s

Phonography

For most of us, there's a clear distinction between what we consider to be sound and what we consider to be music. Sigur Rós, Beethoven or J…

For most of us, there's a clear distinction between what we consider to be sound and what we consider to be music. Sigur Rós, Beethoven or J