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Robyn Hitchcock : ULU, London, 12/5/2018 - Live Reviews
Dastardly watches Robyn Hitchcock thrill a London audience with a full band line up, psychedelic banter and a forty- year straddling set.

Goats Head Soup : Ten Songs That Made Me Love.... - Features
Dastardly in 'Ten Songs That Made Love...' reflects on all ten songs on the Rolling Stones' 1973 masterpiece, 'Goats Head Soup'.

Husker Du : Profile - Profiles
Dastardly joins the Time Team crew on a dig through the archive of US punk/alt.rock icons Husker Du with 'Savage Young Du', a new three CD box set.

Bash and Pop : Music Hall, Ramsgate, 30/6/2017 - Live Reviews
Dastardly takes cover as Replacements' bassist Tommy Stinson's band Bash and Pop storm the Music Hall in Ramsgate.

Tommy Stinson : Interview - Interviews
Dastardly interviews Replacements and Guns n’ Roses bass legend Tommy Stinson about his storming new album with Bash and Pop, ‘Anything Could Happen’

Beatles : It Was Fifty Years Ago Today! The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper and Beyond - Profiles
Dastardly finds the new Beatles documentary by director Alan G. Parker is big on fact, short on music and reveals a 'fascinating panoramic view'

Mark Eitzel : Rough Trade East, London, 13/2/2017 - Live Reviews
Dastardly watches Mark Eitzel conquer the flu and launch his new album in style at an in-store at Rough Trade East in London

L A Salami : Servant Jazz Quarters, London, 11/7/2016 - Live Reviews
Dastardly opens the Sunday papers, reads an article about L A Salami then next day finds himself face to face with the talented South-East London troubadour in the Servant Jazz Quarters

Bob Mould : Brooklyn Bowl, O2 Academy, London, 11/2/2016 - Live Reviews
Dastardly suffers midlife crisis on way to see Bob Mould at the O2 in London before Mould heals him with his deafening sonic euphoria.

Alan Parsons : Profile - Profiles
Dastardly soaks up the atmosphere of Studio 2 at Abbey Road while Alan Parsons recounts his time there working with the Beatles and Pink Floyd

Ger Lane : Horse and Stables, London, 27/10/2015 - Live Reviews
Dastardly watches Irish singer-songwriter Ger Lane make a triumphant iceberg-dodging maiden voyage with new crew at Top of the Horse and Stables club night in London’s Waterloo

Replacements : Roundhouse, London, 2/6/2015 - Live Reviews
Dastardly catches 80's alternative rockers Replacements on hoverboards at the first of two gigs at the Roundhouse in London on their reunion tour

Bob Mould : Ten Songs That Made Me Love... - Features
Dastardly writes about his favourite songs by solo artist and ex-Husker Du and Sugar front man Bob Mould in 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love...'

Wetdog : Brixton Electric, London, 24/4/2015 - Live Reviews
Dastardly watches Wetdog reward the earlycomers in a support slot to The Fall at the Brixton Electric in London

Desperate Journalist : Lexington, London, 22/1/2015 - Live Reviews
At the Lexington in London, Dastardly watches rising indie stars Desperate Journalist come of age at a launch gig to promote their eponymous debut album

Godfathers : Lexington, London, 31/10/2014 - Live Reviews
Dastardly watches London-based rock and roll/punk legends the Godfathers unveil their new five-piece line-up in typically blistering form at the Lexington in London

Great Chord Changes : Ten Songs That Made Me Love... - Features
In 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love...' Dastardly writes about his all-time favourite guitar chord changes

Pink Floyd : (Gig of a Lifetime) Earls Court, London, August 1980 - Features
In 'Gig of a Lifetime', Dastardly writes of attending his first ever gig, one of Pink Floyd's legendary 'The Wall' shows at Earls Court in London in 1980

Fall : Under the Bridge, London, 10/6/2014 - Live Reviews
At Under the Bridge in London, Dastardly watches Mark E. Smith and the Fall make a caustic and abrasively triumphant set

Drenge : O2 Academy, Oxford, 4/6/2014 - Live Reviews
At the O2 Academy in Oxford, Dastardly watches sibling duo Drenge play an intense and anarchic set

Mark Eitzel : De Le Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, 25/5/2014 - Live Reviews
In the beautiful surroundings of the De La Warr Pavilion at seaside town Bexhill-on-Sea, Dastardly watches former American singer-songwrter Mark Eitel play a life-confirming set of his classic songs

Courtney Barnett : Islington Assembly Hall, London, 29/5/2014 - Live Reviews
At the Assembly Hall in Islington Dastardly is impressed by Melbourne-based singer-songwriter's Courtney Barnett's wit and stomping psychedelic pop

Crystal Stilts : Green Door Store, Brighton, 23/11/2014 - Live Reviews
At the Green Door Store in Brighton, Dastardly watches Brooklyn-based post punks Crystal Stilts play an effortlessly enthralling show

Desperate Journalist : Finsbury, London, 17/10/2013 - Live Reviews
Dastardly enjoys local act Desperate Journalist's energetic indie guitar rock at a show at the Finsbury in London

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