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Daniel Cressey: Most Recent Articles

Mountain Goats: All Hail West Texas
In our Re:View section, in which our writers look back on albums from the past, Dan Cressey examines lo-fi act Mountain Goats' 2002 album 'All Hail West Texas', which has recently been reissued
Felice Brothers: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, 30/5/2013
Dan Cressey finds Americana outfit the Felice Brothers to be a contender for the all American everyman band of choice at a superb show at the Shepherd's Bush Empire in London
Gig of a Lifetime: Super Furry Animals, International Arena, Cardiff, December 1999
In 'Gig of a Lifetime', in which a different Pennyblackmusic writer writes of a once in a lifetime gig, Dan Cressey writes of going to a gig by offbeat indie rockers Super Furry Animals in their hometown of Cardiff
Osaka Ramones: Cargo, London, 1/10/2012
Dan Cressey at Cargo on London watches Japanese all female punk trio Shonen Knife under the moniker of the Osaka Ramones play an incredible set of Ramones covers...
Exit International: Islington Academy, London, 8/5//2012
Despite poor sound quality and the cramped feel of the Islington Academy in London, Dan Cressey finds Welsh punk band Exit International, who were playing their first tour, to be a better band than the night deserved
5, 6, 7, 8's, the Priscallas and the Sch: Dirty Water Club, London, 4/6/2004 15/06/2004
Aggrolites: 333 Club, London, 13/9/2006 30/09/2006
Aggrolites: Interview 07/01/2007
Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir: 12 Bar, London, 30/9/2007 28/09/2007
Apocalyptica: Astoria, London, 12/12/2008 10/01/2009
Ashton Court Festival: Bristol, 17th...18th July, 2004 25/07/2004
Audio Karate: Barfly, London, 22/7/2004 18/07/2004
Beatsteaks: Garage, London, 2/4/2004 13/04/2004
Black Keys: Live DVD 16/09/2005
Bouncing Souls: Garage, London, 12/9/2004 24/09/2004
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone: Bush Hall, London, 5/3/2008 22/03/2008
Chris TT: 93 Feet East, London, 8/11/2007 23/11/2007
Computers: Electric Ballroom, London, 20/2/2012 13/03/2012
Dan Sartain: 100 Club, London, 7/2/2007 12/02/2007
Dawes: Brixton Windmill, London, 17/2/2012 16/02/2012

Most Recent Reviews

J Mascis: Tied to a Star - CD
Surprisingly understated yet excellent latest solo record from Dinosaur Jr front-man and guitarist, J Mascis
V/A: Haiti Direct - CD X2
Excellent double CD compilation that examines the under-explored but rich musical landscape of Haiti in the 1960s and 1970s
Mikal Cronin: MCII - CD
Essential combination of Beach Boys-style and gritty Nirvana-style distortion on second album from Californian singer-songwriter and guitarist, Mikal Cronin
Treetop Flyers: The Mountain Moves - CD
Excellent debut album from London-based, but Los Angeles-formed folk act Treetop Flyers, which follows four years on from their first EP
Various: Freedom Sounds - CD Box
Fabulous five CD bset from reggae label Trojan Records, released to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of Jamaican independence

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