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Deslondes : Maze, Nottingham, 21/1/2018 - Live Reviews
On a cold and wet night in Nottingham, Dave Goodwin is transported to the American south courtesy of The Deslondes.

The Great Vinyl Collectors : Vinyl Stories - Features
In his regular 'Vinyl Stories' column Dave Goodwin examines the history of some of the greatest and biggest vinyl collectors.

Depeche Mode : NIA, Birmingham, 19/11/2017 - Live Reviews
DAve Goodwin watches 80's legends Depeche Mode play to a packed NIA Birmingham as they tour their new album 'Spirit', 37 years and 14 albums after their debut, 'Speak and Spell'.

Slow Readers Club : Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, 23/11/2017 - Live Reviews
Dave Goodwin finds Mancunians Slow Readers Club on the road again and lighting up The Rescue Rooms in Nottingham with their debut album 'Cavalcade'

Hazel O Connor : Cover Plus - Favourite Album Reviews
In our 'Re: View' section, in which we look back at albums from the past, Dave Goodwin examines 'Breaking Glass' legend Hazel O'Connor's 1981 third album 'Cover Plus' which includes various other incarnations of the originals.

Jeremy Thoms : Vinyl Stories - Features
Dave Goodwin in his regular column 'Vinyl Stories' speaks to multi-musical man, Stereogram Records owner and Cathode Ray frontman Jeremy Thoms about his vinyl records.

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

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