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Chris O'Toole: Most Recent Articles

Okkervil River: Islington Assembly Hall, London, 27/11/2013
Chris O' Toole watches acclaimed Americana act Okkervil River play a disappointing set at the Islington Assembly Hall in London
Black Pus: Dome, London, 23/9/2013
Black Pus is the solo project of chaotic Rhode Island duo Lightning Bolt drummer Brian Chippendale. Chris O'Toole watches him play a dazzling and surprisingly pop-oriented show at the Dome in London
Moon Duo: Dome, London, 17/7/2013
Chris O' Toole enjoys a set of blissed out guitar/keyboard rock from San Francisco-based group Moon Duo at a show at the Dome in London
Pissed Jeans: Electric Ballroom, London, 5/7/2013
Chris O'Toole finds melodic American noise rock duo Pissed Jeans on dynamic form in a razor sharp, short set at the Electric Ballroom in London
Swans: KOKO, London, 4/4/2013
Chris O' Toole sees reformed post-punk giants Swans play an intense, but ultimately cathartic show at at the KOKO in London
  
ArticlesPublished
A Hawk and A Hacksaw: Club Zigana, the Romanian Restaurant, London, 4/12/2008 11/01/2008
Animal Collective: Coronet Club, London, 11/7/2007 23/07/2007
Asobi Seksu: Interview 16/06/2007
Asobi Seksu: Water Rats, London, 26/6/2007 04/07/2007
Asobi Seksu: XOYO, London, 19/4/2011 23/04/2011
Barn Owl: City Arts and Music Project, London, 26/4/2011 23/04/2011
Bees: Mermaid Theatre, 23/7/2007 23/07/2007
Beirut: Roundhouse, London, 10/11/2007 23/11/2007
Big Pink: Electric Ballroom, London, 23/10/2009 20/10/2009
Bill Callahan: Interview 28/07/2009
Bill Callahan: Union Chapel, London, 20/8/2009 27/08/2009
Black Pus: Dome, London, 23/9/2013 03/10/2013
Bon Ivor: Forum, London, 16/5/2008 24/05/2008
Bonnie Prince Billy and the Cairo Gang: Shepherds Bush Empire, London, 4/8/2010 29/07/2010
Boredoms: Forum, London, 11/5/2010 01/06/2010
  
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Most Recent Reviews

Yo La Tengo: Here to Fall Remixes - 12"
Inspirational hip-hop influenced reinterpretations on vinyl only of lead track from Yo La Tengo's latest 'Popular Songs' album
To Rococo Rot: Speculation - CD
Accessible electronica on eighth album from experimental and continously evolving Dusseldorf-based trio To Rococo Rot
Everybody Was in the French Resistance...Now: Fixin' the Charts: Volume One - CD
Shallow and throwaway debut album album from Everybody Was in the French Resistance...Now, which in reworking several popular standards veers close to parody
Quasi: American Gong - CD
Exuberant and imaginative indie rock on tenth album from Quasi, the other project of Built to Spill guitarist Sam Coomes, and Janet Weiss, the drummer for both Sleater Kinney and Stephen Malkmus
Nick Cave And Warren Ellis: The Road : Original Film Score - CD
Pastel Nick Cave and Warren Ellis soundtrack to faithful new film adaption of Cormac McCarthy's 'The Road', which proves restricted by the film and book's macabre and desolate nature
  
ReviewsPublished
Animal Collective: Peachbone - CDS 08/08/2007
Asobi Seksu: Citrus - CD 08/08/2007
Asobi Seksu: Walk on the Moon - CDS 07/06/2007
Beirut: The Flying Club Cap - CD 19/10/2007
Big Pink: A Brief History of Love - CD 11/09/2009
Bonnie Prince Billy: Beware - CD 04/03/2009
Brakes: Hold Me in the River - 7" 05/12/2006
Clientele: Bonfires on the Heath - CD 11/12/2009
El Perro Del Mar: From the Valley to the Stars - CD 01/06/2008
Everybody Was in the French Resistance...Now: Fixin' the Charts: Volume One - CD 17/02/2010
F**k Buttons: Horrrsing - CD 18/03/2008
Hamell on Trial: The Terrorism of Everyday Life : Life from Edinburgh - CD 19/04/2008
HEALTH: HEALTH - CD 18/03/2008
Jackie O Motherf**cker: Ballads of the Revolution - CD 10/05/2009
Jackie O Motherf**ker: The Blood of Life - CD 08/11/2008
  
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