Home | Magazine | Interviews | Profiles | Live Reviews | Re:View | Features | Reviews | Photography | News | Gigs | Comments
Pennyblack on facebook link Pennyblack on twitter link
Magazine A-Z

Subscribe to our twice monthly newsletter which will keep you informed of new reviews, interviews and radio shows as they go online

magazine home
live reviews
website of the month
album / single reviews

Contact us
If you would like to get in touch, please contact John Clarkson, the editor.

Current Writers
Adrian Huggins
Adrian Janes
Andrew Carver
Andy Cassidy
Anthony Dhanendran
Anthony Strutt
Benjamin Howarth
Bill Gray
Carl Bookstein
Chris O'Toole
Cila Warncke
Daniel Cressey
Dave Goodwin
Denzil Watson
Dixie Ernill
Dominic B. Simpson
Fiona Hutchings
Gillian Fish
Harry Sherriff
Helen Tipping
Jamie Rowland
Jeff Thiessen
John Clarkson
Jon Rogers
Lisa Torem
Maarten Schiethart
Malcolm Carter
Marie Hazelwood
Mark Rowland
Mary O'Meara
Matt Williams
Melanie Smith
Neil Bailey
Nick Dent-Robinson
Nicky Crewe
Owen Peters
Paul Waller
Richard Lewis
Sarah Johnson
Tom Fogarty
Tommy Gunnarsson
Tony Gaughan

Current Photographers
Andrew Carver
Anna Gudaniec
Katie Anderson
Matt Williams

Write for us
If you would like to contribute to the pennyblackmusic online magazine, please contact John Clarkson, the editor.

Chris O'Toole: Most Recent Articles

Dean Wareham: Islington Assembly Hall, London, 23/5/2014
Chris O'Toole watches foemer Galaxie 500 and Luna front man Dean Wareham play a surprisingly increasingly upbeat set at the Islington Assembly Hall in London
Therapy: Scala, London, 9/4/2014
Chris O'Toole at the Scala in London watches Irish alternative rock trio Therapy? play a euphoric set to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of their bestselling 1994 second album 'Troublegum'
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
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

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
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

Email Author
Photo Page

Free Subscriptions
RSS Feed Articles
RSS Feed Reviews
drag this icon into the podcasts library in itunes to subcribe to this show Podcasts

You tube
View Pennyblackmusic writer Sarah Johnson's series of 3 videos taken at the Pennyblackmusic Bands Night on 26/3/2011.

Featuring :
Nick Garrie
Hall of Mirrors
Anthony Reynolds