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Deerstock Festival : Newton, Nottinghamshire, 21/7/2017...23/7/2017 - Live Reviews
Dave Goodwin takes us on a whirlwind tour of Nottinghamshire's small but perfectly formed Deerstock Festival

Vinyl Stories : Planet Vinyl A Natural History Part 3 - Features
In the third and final part of Dave Goodwin's examination of the rise of the vinyl record in 'Vinyl Stories', he asks what the future holds for vinyl?

Future Islands : Rock City, Nottingham, 23/6/2017 - Live Reviews
Dave Goodwin watches Future Islands make it at last to Nottingham's Rock City where despite excessive heat they play an extraordinary set

Future Islands : Photoscapes - Live Reviews
Dave Goodwin photographs Future Islands at a show at Rock City in Nottingham

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark : Ten Songs That Made Me Love... - Features
In 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love...' Dave Goodwin reflects on ten of his favourite songs by influential 80's electronic act Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

Vinyl Stories : Planet Vinyl A Natural History Part 2 - Features
In last month's Vinyl Stories we took ourselves from the very start of the record to the point of vinyl's world domination. In part two of Dave Goodwin's journey into this rise of the vinyl record he examines the trends and fortunes of in-demand records with the help of an old friend called Jimmy

Vinyl Stories : Planet Vinyl A Natural History Part 1 - Features
Dave Goodwin's Vinyl Stories takes a new turn this month with the first part of a very personal history of the vinyl record - and then some

Fiona Hutchings : Vinyl Stories - Features
In his regular 'Vinyl Stories' column Dave Goodwin talks to Pennyblackmusic writer Fiona Hutchings about her passion for Madness, Queen and Mark Morriss whose records are amongst her favourite albums

Slow Readers Club : Bodega, Nottingham, 30/3/2017 - Live Reviews
Riding on the back of their tour with fellow Manchurians James, The Slow Readers Club set off on a tour of their own to massive acclaim especially in Nottingham where they sell out the Bodega

Six By Seven : The Closer You Get - Favourite Album Reviews
Dave Goodwin reflects on Nottingham-based post punks Six by Seven's 2000 second album 'The Closer You Get' which has just been released on vinyl along with their' Peel Sessions' and also on CD a new 'Greatest Hits' compilation

Fun Lovin' Criminals : Rock City, Nottingham, 3/3/2017 - Live Reviews
Dave Goodwin enjoys a nostalgic but not rose-tinted Fun Lovin' Criminals set in Nottingham

Anthony Strutt : Vinyl Stories - Features
In 'Vinyl Stories' Dave Goodwin talks to Anthony Strutt, one of Pennyblackmusic's oldest writers, about his favourite vinyl records, which include LPs by the Doors, the Pretenders, the Smiths, the Cure and the Beatles

Moscow Circus : Interview - Interviews
Dave Goodwin talks to Moscow Circus front man Jonathan Beckett about Casio keyboards, his mum and their new album 'Resounding'

James : Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, 6/12/2016 - Live Reviews
Dave Goodwin enjoys a mesmerising performance at the Nottingham Royal Concert Hall from James as they tour their latest album, 'Girl at the End of the World'

Jonathan Beckett : Vinyl Stories - Features
Dave Goodwin in 'Vinyl Stories' makes another epic delve into the world of vinyl as he raids Moscow Circus' lead singer/songwriter Jonathan Beckett's record box and finds Echo and The Bunnymen, REM, The Blue Nile and other twelve inch treats

English Beat : Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, 5/10/2016 - Live Reviews
Dave Wakelings 80's ska outfit The English Beat return to Nottingham in good style, lighting up the Rescue Rooms with their own brand of two-tone excellence

Natalie McCool : Bodega, Nottingham, 15/9/20!6 - Live Reviews
Dave Goodwin watches Natalie McCool play a first-rate set at Nottingham's Bodega on the back of releasing her new album 'The Great Unknown'.

Carl Bookstein : Vinyl Stories - Features
Penny Black Music's own American contributor Carl Bookstein changes places to be interrogated by Dave Goodwin in this month's Vinyl Stories

Spitfires : Bodega, Nottingham, 10/9/2016 - Live Reviews
Dave Goodwin watches Watford indie rock quartet the Spitfires make a brilliant showing on the live circuit as they take their new album 'A Thousand Times' to The Bodega in Nottingham

Shanklins : Woodys Music Bar, Hednesford, 20/8/20!6 - Live Reviews
Dave Goodwin gives us his personal view on Cannock groovers The Shanklins who are touring their first EP See Through, starting with a home crowd in Hednesford

Deerstock Festival : Newton, Nottinghamshire, 22/7/2016...24/7/2016 - Live Reviews
Dave Goodwin spends three days out in the Nottinghamshire countryside with Eddie and the Hot Rods, Funke and the two tone baby and Doggen at this years boutique festival Deerstock

Orphan Boy : Spiders Web, Grimsby, 23/7/2016 - Live Reviews
Dave Goodwin catches up with Orphan Boy in their own backyard at The Spiders Web in Grimsby for a warm and energetic night of anthemic proportions

How Times Change : Vinyl Stories - Features
Dave Goodwin in 'Vinyl Stories' looks back on the record shops of 1970's and 1980's Nottingham by way of five records that shaped those years for him

John Clarkson : Vinyl Stories - Features
Magazine Editor John Clarkson remembers his youth and university days in Loughborough and his penchant for home taping way back in the Eighties

Grace Jones : Warm Leatherette - Favourite Album Reviews
Following reissues of 'Nightclubbing' in 2014 and 2015's 'Disco' Grace Jones has even more to offer with the deluxe editions of her 1980 album 'Warm Leatherette' released on Universal

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