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Kula Shaker : Roundhouse, London, 16/2/2016 - Live Reviews
It's been twenty years since Kula Shaker first rose to fame. They may not make the charts anymore, but Tom Fogarty at the Roundhouse in London finds that their following is still devoted

L7 : Electric Ballroom, London, 16/6/2015 - Live Reviews
Tom Fogarty watches controversial all-female grunge rockers L7 make a triumphant return after a twenty year absence at the Electric Ballroom in London

Nine Below Zero : Profile - Profiles
Tom Fogarty reflects on overlooked early 80's act Nine Below Zero, whose first two albums 'Don't Point Your Finger' and 'Third Degree' have just been re-released in double CD editions

Soho Hobo : Soho Theatre, London, 30/7/2013 - Live Reviews
Ton Fogarty at the Soho Theatre watches the Soho Hobo, which is the moniker of London musician Tim Arnold, play an evocative and moving set of material from his forthcoming debut album about life in his local neighbourhood of London

Layabouts : Interview - Interviews
Layabouts are a no-nonsense Madrid-based heavy rock/punk act. Tom Fogarty chats to singer Javi C at a show in London about Layabouts' strict musical ethos, their three albums and future plans

Layabouts : Lexington, London, 1/6/2013 - Live Reviews
Tom Fogarty watches Madrid-based punk band Layabouts play a fantastic set in a rare UK show at the Lexington in London

Misfits : Islington Academy, London, 4/4/2013 - Live Reviews
Tom Fogarty enjoys the horror and WWF gimmicks of New York punks the Misfits at the Islington Academy in London on their UK tour...

Soho Hobo : Groucho Club, London, 17/2/2013 - Live Reviews
Tom Fogarty watches the Soho Hobo, which is the moniker of London musician Tim Arnold, play an excellent set material from as-yet unreleased album, every song which is about his native Soho, at the legendary Groucho Club in London

Rubberbandits : Soho Theatre, London, 24/1/2012 - Live Reviews
Tom Fogarty is impressed by cult TV stars and muscal comedy duo the Rubberbandits' pecuiar brand of irreverence and intellectualism at the Soho Theatre in London

Nix Nugent : AAA Bar, London, 17/1/2013 - Live Reviews
Tom Fogarty watches soulful singer-songwiter Nix Nugent play an intense, but compelling set at The AAA Bar in South London

DVD : Breaking Glass - Profiles
Tom Fogarty enjoys 1980 cynical cult film ‘Breaking Glass’, which starring Hazel O’Connor and about a punk band's rise to fame, has just been re-released in a collector’s edition on DVD

Idiot Bastard Band : Union Chapel, London, 2/12/2012 - Live Reviews
The Idiot Bastard Band are a comedy rock/folk super group, consisting of Ade Edmondson, Phill Jupitus, Rowland Rivron and Neil Innes. Tom Fogarty finds them lacking jokes, but musically brilliant at a show at the Union Chapel in London

Molotov Jukebox : Borderline, London, 6/12/2012 - Live Reviews
Tom Fogarty at the Borderline in London watches Molotov Jukebox, the band of ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Game of Thrones’ actress and accordion player Natalia Tena, play an explosive set of their infectious and upbeat rock

Profile : Shakespears Sister - Profiles
Tom Fogarty examines four new releases from Shakespears Sister, the art rock project of former Bananarama singer Siobhan Fahey, and which include a reissue, two previously unreleased albums and a collection of remixes

Profile : Halloween II and III Soundtracks - Profiles
Tom Fogarty examines horror director John Carpenter's iconic film scores, ‘Halloween II’ and ‘Halloween III: Season of the Witch’, which have just ben re-released in a limited vinyl only edition

Cave Painting : XOYO, London, 21/10/2012 - Live Reviews
Tom Fogarty is impressed by young Brighton-based band Cave Painting's epic form of alternative rock at a show at the XOYO in London

Sheep on Drugs : New Cross Inn, London, 13/10/2012 - Live Reviews
Tom Fogarty finds electro punk duo Sheep on Drugs both funny and thrilling in a rare gig at the New Cross Inn in London

BE Open Sound Portal : London, 22/10/2012 - Live Reviews
Tom Fogarty on an unusual first date attends an evening of musical and recording technique experimentalism at the BE Open Sound Portal which, as part of the tenth anniversary of the London Design Festival, was based for a week in Trafalgar Square in London

Heavy Metal Kids : Kitsch - Favourite Album Reviews
In our 'Re: View' column, in which our writers examine albums from the past, Tom Fogarty reflects on 'Kitsch', the 1977 third album from the Heavy Metal Kids, whose singer the late Gary Holton was one of the stars of the classic television series, 'Auf Weidersehen, Pet'

Buster Shuffle : 100 Club, London, 12/6/2012 - Live Reviews
Tom Fogarty enjoys Buster Shuffle's combination of Cockney charm and rousing ska-embellished melodies at the launch gig to promote their second album, 'Do Nothing', at the legendary 100 Club in London

Curtis Stigers : Ronnie Scott's. London, 26/6/2012 - Live Reviews
Tom Fogarty watches much derided 90's chart icon Curtis Stigers play a stunning and slef-deprecating jazz set as part of a week long residency at Ronnie Scott's in London

Arabrot : Interview - Interviews
Tom Fogarty talks to Norwegian noise rockers Arabrot at a Halloween show in London about their new album, 'Solar Anus', and recording with its producer Steve Albini

Arabrot : Shacklewell Arms, London, 31/10/2011 - Live Reviews
At a packed show on Halloween at the Shacklewell Arms and the only UK date of their European tour, Tom Fogarty enjoys a set of ferocious noise rock from Norwegian band, Arabrot

Joana and The Wolf : Lexington, London, 15/8/2011 - Live Reviews
New Pennyblackmusic writer Tom Fogarty watches London four piece Joana and The Wolf combine mythology and electronica to superb effect in a show at the Lexington in London

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