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Brooders : Interview - Interviews
In the wake of their exciting 2017 mini-album, Adrian Janes interviews psych-grunge maestros Brooders to ask about their influences, the Leeds scene and their progress to this point.

Andrew Czezowski and Susan Carrington : The Roxy Our Story and Rick Poyner (Ed)/Oh So Pretty: Punk in Print 1976-1980 - Profiles
Adrian Janes reflects on two new books on 1970's punk, one on the legendary Roxy Club and the other on punk fanzines and writing

Alison Moyet : Profile - Profiles
The reissue of Alison Moyet’s first four albums gives Adrian Janes the chance to reappraise a versatile singer whose initial embrace of blues and electronica grew to include many other influences

Fantastic Negrito : Bush Hall, London, 15/9/2016 - Live Reviews
Adrian Janes watches Californian singer-songwriter Fantastic Negrito set alight the Bush Hall in London

Zoe Howe : Interview - Interviews
Music writer Zoe Howe talks to Adrian Janes about her first novel, 'Shine On, Marquee Moon', her biographies of the Slits and the Jesus and Mary Chain, and why self-publishing is punk

Sid and Nancy : Film - Profiles
Adrian Janes finds that the thirtieth anniversary reissue of Alex Cox's film about the tortuous relationship of Sex Pistol Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen depresses as much as it compels

Punk 1976-78 - British Library : Profile - Profiles
Adrian Janes finds that the Punk 1976-78 exhibition in the British Library, though by no means exhaustive, succeeds in conveying something of the fraught circumstances in which the punk movement arose in the UK and the excitement and great creative energy it unleashed

Adrian Sherwood : Jazz Cafe, !7/6/2016 - Live Reviews
Adrian Janes watches experimental musician Adrian Sherwood play a compulsive but ultimately slightly unsatisfactory set at the Jazz Café in London

Jeff Buckley : Ten Songs That Made Me Love... - Features
Adrian Janes in 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love...' reflects on his ten favourite songs by Jeff Buckley

James Chance And The Contortions : Profile - Profiles
Adrian Janes examines the early career of New York 'No Wave' musician nad sxaphonist James Chance, and his first two albums, the first 'Buy' with the Contortions, and the second 'Off White' as James White and the Blacks , both of which are about to be reissued with extra tracks

Robert Wyatt : Interview - Interviews
With the release of a collection of 1960s Canterbury Scene band the Wilde Flowers and associates, founder member Robert Wyatt reflects on those early years, his subsequent musical career, collaborations and political commitment

Rocket From The Tombs : London Fields Brewery, London, 12/12/2015 - Live Reviews
Adrian Janes watches 1970s proto-punk pioneers Rocket From The Tombs play a storming, sweaty set in London.

Ork Records : Profile - Profiles
Adrian Janes examines ‘Ork Records; New York, New York’, a well-produced double CD package which tells the story of influential 1970’s punk/new wave label Ork Records

Domenic Priore : Riot on Sunset Strip: Rock 'n' Roll's Last Stand in Hollywood - Profiles
Adrian Janes examines Domenic Priore's book 'Riot on Sunset Strip', which tells the story of the creative explosion in the Los Angeles clubs during the 1960s which nurtured the Byrds, Doors, Love and many others and the greed and politics which shut them down.

Singers And Players : War of Words - Favourite Album Reviews
In our 'Re;View' series, in which we look back at albums from the past, Adrian Janes examines the reissue of the strong 1981 debut album 'War on Words' from producer Adrian Sherwood’s dub-rooted collective Singers and Players, which draws on talents like Prince Far I, Bim Sherman and Keith Levene

Jah Wobble : Profile - Profiles
Adrian Janes examines 'Redux - Anthology 1978-2015', a sumptuous new six CD box set of ex-PiL bassist Jah Wobble’s fascinating musical voyages

Wire : Lexington, London, 15/4/2015 - Live Reviews
At the Lexington in London, Adrian Janes witnesses a powerful performance from reinvigorated post-punk veterans, Wire

The Drums : Ten Songs That Made Me Love... - Features
Adrian Janes, in 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love...', reflects on his ten favourite drum tracks

Blondie : Chris Stein - Negative: Me, Blondie and the Advent of Punk, Somerset Hous - Profiles
Adrian Janes enjoys Blondie guitarist Chris Stein's evocative recent exhibition at Somerset House in London, which documents the 70's New York punk/new wave scene and his band's forty year career

Gary Numan : Gary Numan/Gang of Four - Hammersmith Apollo, London, 28/11/2014 - Live Reviews
In front of an exuberant crowd, Adrian Janes watches 80's icon Gary Numan, with the reformed Gang of Four as support, perform a brooding but electrifying show at the Hammersmith Apollo in London

Roger Chapman and the Shortlist : Profile - Profiles
Adrian Janes finds much to recommend in 'Live at Rockpalast - Markthalle Hamburg 1979' and 'Live at Grughalle Essen 1981', two recently reissued CDs/DVDs of heartfelt rock funk and soul from former Family vocalist Roger Chapman and his group at that time, the Shortlist

Loop : Loop / Godflesh - Heaven, London, 4/6/2014 - Live Reviews
Adrian Janes watches industrial acts Loop and Godflesh play intense but imaginative sets in a joint headline show Heaven in London

Grace Jones : Nightclubbing - Favourite Album Reviews
In our 'Re: View' section, in which our writers look back at albums from the past, Adrian Janes reflects on Grce Jones's 1981 album 'Nightclubbbing', which has just been re-released in a double CD edition

Morgan Delt : Interview - Interviews
Adrian Janes speaks to American singer-songwriter Morgan Delt about his outstanding new self-titled debut album

Velvet Morning : The Ship, Leigh-On-Sea - Live Reviews
Adrian Janes watches rising Southend post-punk band Velvet Morning play a gripping set at The Ship in Leigh-On-Sea

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