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Del Amitri : Hammersmith Apollo, London, 26/7/2018 - Live Reviews
At the Hammersmith Apollo in London Anthony Dhanendran is impressed by Del Amitri's perfectly performed 90's pop.

Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite : Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, 7/4/2018 - Live Reviews
Anthony Dhanendran watches a mixed bag of a show from intriguing blues-rock duo Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite.

Pennyblackmusic : Ten Songs That Made Me Love... - Features
Long-standing writer Anthony Dhanendran, who started writing for our site in 2002, runs through his favourite tracks from Pennyblackmusic's history.

Billy Bragg and Joe Henry : Union Chapel, London, 8/11/2016 - Live Reviews
Anthony Dhanendran watches Billy Bragg and Joe Henry play both solo and joint sets at a gig at the Union Chapel in London

Sharon Signs To Cherry Red : Profile - Profiles
Anthony Dhanendran examines 'Sharon Signs to Cherry Red', an eclectic new double CD retrospective which features indie label female artists from 1979 to 1985

Prince : Ten Songs That Made Me Love... - Features
In 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love...', Anthony Dhanendran writes of his favourite songs by Prince

Millions Like Us – The Story of the Mod Revival 1977-1989 : Profile - Profiles
Anthiony Dhanendran looks at excellent new box set, 'Millions Like Us', which compiles together tracks of many of the lost bands of the late 1970s and 1980s Mod Revival

Half Man Half Biscuit : Ten Songs That Made Me Love... - Features
In our series, in which our writers write about ten songs that made them love a favourite band or artist, Anthony Dhanendran writes about his favourite songs by satirical rockers and John Peel favourites, Half Man Half Biscuit

Coal Porters : Union Chapel, London, 16/2/2014 - Live Reviews
Anthony Dhanendran watches bluegrass outfit the Coal Porters play a gripping set at an afternoon gig at The Union Chapel in London

Glass Spider Band : Under the Bridge, London, 17/12/2013 - Live Reviews
Anthony Dhanendran finds the reunion of the Glass Spider Band, Davie Bowie's 1987 world tour backing band, crowd-pleasing but best left in the past at a show in the strange circumstances of Under the Bridge in London

Glenn Tilbrook : Blackheath Halls, London, 14/12/2013 - Live Reviews
Anthony Dhanendran watches Squeeze front man Glenn Tilbrook play an excellent set in front of a group of dedicated fans at Blackheath Halls in london

Luke Sital-Singh : Tabernacle, London, 5/11/2013 - Live Reviews
Anthony Dhanendran finds much hyped New Malden-born singer-songwriter play a surprisingly unsure and disappointingly safe set at the Tabernacle in London

Rod Stewart : 02, London, 21/9/2013 - Live Reviews
Anthony Dhanendran sees Rod Stewart play an enormously entertaining and crowd-pleasing set at the O2 in London

Profile : Ian Dury - Profiles
Anthony Dhanendran reflects upon Ian Dury's early 1980s albums on the Polydor label, 'Lord Upminster' and '4,000 Weeks Holiday', which have both just been reissued on CD

Rolling Stones : Hyde Park, London, 6/7/2013 - Live Reviews
Despite excessive ticket and food prices, Anthony Dhanendran finds much still to admire in the Rolling Stones in the first of two shows at Hyde Park in London to conclude their 50th anniversary tour

Jam : The Gift - Favourite Album Reviews
In our 'Re:View' section in which our writers look back at albums from the past, Anthony Dhanendran examines the Jam's 1982 sixth and final album, 'The Gift', which is about to be released in a deluxe box set edition to coincide with the thirtieth anniversary of the band's break-up

Gig of a Lifetime : Oasis, Earl's Court, London, 1995 - Features
Anthony Dhanendran writes, in our 'Gig of a Lifetime' series, of seeing Oasis in 1995, at a stadium show at the Earl's Court Arena in London.

Butcher Boy : Cecil Sharp House, London, 1/1/2012 - Live Reviews
Anthony Dhanendran sees unlikely eight-piece indie pop band Butcher Boy perform an excellent show at the Cecil Sharp House in London

Nirvana : Nevermind - Favourite Album Reviews
Anthony Dhanendran reflects upon the various new editions of Nirvana's classic second album, 'Nevermind', which have been released to coincide with its twentieth anniversary

Willie Nelson : Hammersmith Apollo, London, 11/6/2010 - Live Reviews
Anthony Dhanendran watches Willie Nelson play an evocative and often remarkable set in front of an exuberant audience at the Hammersmith Apollo in London

Danny and the Champions of the World : ULU, London, 24/2/2010 - Live Reviews
Anthony Dhanendran watches Danny and the Champions of the World, the new band of former Grand Drive front man Danny George Wilson, put on an exuberant set of alt. country at the ULU in London

Owen Pallett : Union Chapel, London, 25/1/2010 - Live Reviews
Touring for the first time under his own name and how having abanadoned his Final Fantasy moniker, Anthony Dhanendran sees violinist and keyboard player Owen Pallett play a hugely entertaiting gig at the Union Chapel in London

Darren Hayman : Lexington, London, 5/3/2009 - Live Reviews
Anthony Dhanendran watches former Hefner singer Darren Hayman, at the London Lexington to promote his new album with his current band the Secondary Modern, play a set of witty, but memorable kitchen sink pop

People in Planes : Water Rats, London, 5/2/2009 - Live Reviews
Despite being placed fourth on a bill and having recently lost their EMI deal , Anthony Dhanendran finds that Welsh electro rockers People in Planes still have much to shout about in a set at the Water Rat's in London

Profile : Communications 1978-1992 - Profiles
'Communications 1978-1992' is a new four CD box set dedicated to Factory Records. Anthony Dhanendran examines Factory Records' massive influence and its history

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