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Piano Magic : Interview - Interviews
Dominic Simpson speaks to Glen Johnson, the front man with London-based art rockers Piano Magic about his decision to disband the group after twenty years together, their final album 'Closure' and the recent farewell gig.

David Bowie : 1947-2016 - Profiles
Dominic Simpson reflects upon and assesses the extraordinary career of David Bowie

Raf and O : Interview - Interviews
Dominic Simpson speaks to Raf Mantelli from South London-based elecro-acoustic duo Raf and O, who will be performing at the next Pennyblackmusic Bands' Night, about their history and soon-to-be-released new album

Bill Hicks : Profile - Profiles
Dominic Simpson reflects upon 'Ultimate Bill Hicks', a new three DVD box set from the late comedian Bill Hicks

Swervedriver : Scala, London, 27/4/2015 - Live Reviews
Dominic Simpson watches reformed 1990's shoegazing icons Swervedriver, out on the road to promote their first album in seventeen years 'I Wasn't Born to Lose You', play a superb show at the Scala in London

Black Site : Interview - Interviews
The Black Site are a new raw blues/avant-garde rock duo which features ex-members of Madam and Sophia. Dominic Simpson talks to them about their forthcoming appearance at our next Pennyblackmusic Bands' Night

Swervedriver : Interview - Interviews
Dominic Simpson speaks to Adam Franklin, the front man with 1990's Oxford-based cult alternative rock outfit Swervedriver about their reformation and 'I Wasn't Born to Lose You', their first album in almost two decades

Band of Holy Joy : (With the Bitter Springs and Idiot Son), Macbeth, London, 9/1/2015 - Features
Dominic Simpson looks back on our first Bands' Nights of 2015, which at the Macbeth in London, saw sets from the Band of Holy Joy, the Bitter Springs and Idiot Son

Pennyblackmusic Bands Night : Macbeth, London, 8/1/2015 - Features
We profile our next Pennyblackmusic Bands' night which will take place at the Macbeth in London, and will include sets from the Band of Holy Joy, the Bitter Springs and Idiot Son

Faust : (Gig of a Lifetime) Corsica Studios, London, December 2006 - Features
In 'Gig of a Lifetime', Dominic Simpson writes about being evacuated from London venue the Corsica Studios after German avant-garde rockers Faust set off a smoke bomb

Pennyblackmusic Bands Night : Lexington, London, 31/5/2014 - Profiles
Dominic Simpson looks back on Pennyblackmusic's 15th Anniversary show at The Lexington in London, which saw sets from Madam, Morton Valence and Rotifer

Adam Donen : Shoreditch Church, London, 4/4/2014 - Live Reviews
Dominic Simpson watches experimental musician Adam Donen, who is now based largely in Berlin and becoming increasingly known as a classical music composer, play a rare rock show to promote his third solo album 'False Bay Echoes' at Shoreditch Church in London

Pennyblackmusic Bands Night : Lexington, London, May 31st 2014 - Features
We profile our Pennyblackmusic Bands' Night 15th Anniversary Gig, which will take place on Saturday May 31st at the Lexington in London and feature sets from Madam, Morton Valence and Rotifer

Lou Reed : The Journalists and the Media - Profiles
Dominic Simpson reflects on Lou Reed's often prickly relationship with the journalists and the media

Velvet Underground and Nico : The Velvet Underground and Nico - Favourite Album Reviews
In our 'Re View' series, in which writers look back at albums from the past, we are revisiting after Lou Reed's death in October a column from last year from Dominic Simpson on the Velvet Underground's classic 1967 debut album with Nico

TEN : Interview - Interviews
Dominic Simpson talks to Leeds-based musician Dominic Deane about his evocative instrumental project TEN, whose music combines modern classicism and post-rock

T.O.Y.S. : Interview - Interviews
Dominic Simpson chats to fuzz bassist Adam John Miller from London/Leeds-based lo-fi indie pop/Krautrock trio T.O.Y.S. about their two EPS to date and how its members balance playing in it with being in two cities and also having various other groups

Profile : Conny Plank - Profiles
Dominic Simpon examines the influence of the late German producer and sound engineer Conny Plank, whose work is celebrated in a new four CD box set

Now : Interview - Interviews
Justin Paton, the front man with London-based band NOW talks to Dominic Simpson sbout his group's experimental edge, it constantly evolving music and its forthcoming appearance at our next Pennyblackmusic Bands' Night in November

Profile : Pennyblackmusic Bands Night - Features
We profile our next Penny Black Music Bands' Night, which will take place on Saturday November 3rd at the Half Moon in Herne Hill, South London and feature sets from the Willard Grant Conspiracy, Rotifer, Bromide and NOW

Velvet Underground and Nico : The Velvet Underground and Nico - Favourite Album Reviews
Dominic Simpson, in our 'Re View' column, in which writers look back at albums from the past, reflects on the Velvet Underground's classic 1967 debut album with Nico

Pete Fij/Terry Bickers : Interview - Interviews
Peter Fij was the front man in Adorable and Polak, and Terry Bickers the guitarist in the House of Love and Levitation. The new duo, who will be playing the next Pennyblackmusic Bands' Night, reflect on their years on Creation Records and forthcoming debut album, 'Broken Hearted Surgery'

Doomed Bird of Providence : Interview - Interviews
Dominic Simpson talks to Mark Kluzek, the front man with alt.rockers the Doomed Bird of Providence, who will be playing the Pennyblackmusic Bands' Night in Herne Hill, London on October 29th, about the influence of Australia's savage early history on 'Will Ever Pray', the band's debut album

Pains of Being Pure at Heart : Interview - Interviews
New York-based indie pop band the Pains of Being Pure at Heart's vocalist and songwriter Kip Berman speaks to Dominic Simpson about 'Belong', his groundbreaking group's second album

Hall of Mirrors : Interview - Interviews
Dominic Simpson chats to Jessica Spencer from London-based group the Hall of Mirrors, who will be playing the Pennyblackmusic Bands Night on the 26th March, about her band's unique blend of sixties and seventies space-age pop

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