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EditoriaL : December 2020 - Editorial
Hello and welcome to the December edition of the Pennyblackmusic Magazine. It is odd to think that a year ago most of us had not heard of the Coronavirus. It has become such an unwelcome presence in

Pennyblackmusic Writers and Photographers : Albums of the Year 2020 - Profiles
Our writers and photographers list their favourite albums of the year.

Black Sabbath : The Image That Made Me Weep - Features
Dodson and Fogg's Chris Wade in 'The Image That Made Me Weep' writes of a poster of Black Sabbath that he had as a ten-year old child.

Editorial : November 2020 - Editorial


Website of the Month : Blitzkrieg - Website of the Month
Our Website of the Month is the website for Blitzkrieg, the new Glasgow-based music shop of former Pennyblackmusic writer Tony Gaughan.

EditoriaL : September 2020 - Editorial


Alison O'Donnell and Sharron Kraus : Interview - Interviews
In a double interview acclaimed folk artists Alison O'Donnell and Sharron Kraus talk about poets, witches and muses and interview each other about their influences and ways of making music.

Doug Hoekstra : The Image That Made Me Weep - Features
Nashville-based musician and writer Doug Hoekstra in 'The Image That Made Me Weep' writes of the redisoovery of a reel to reel tape recorder on which he made much of his early music in his late father's house

Editorial : July 2020 - Editorial
Hello and welcome to the July edition of the Pennyblackmusic Magazine. Witht he continued lack of any live gigs, some of our writers and photographers have been reflecting on the band that they would most like

The Band I Would Most Like to Have Seen : Comment - Live Reviews
Our writers and photographers tell of the bands and acts from the past that they would most like to have seen live.

EditoriaL : May/June 2020 - Editorial
Hello and welcome to the late May/early June edition of the Pennyblackmusic Magazine. In the absence of gigs at the moment and with many concert halls and clubs facing the risk of

Lightnin' Willie : Interview - Interviews
In this archival interview from 2010, Nick Dent-Robinson talks to legendary bluesgrass musician Lightnin' Willie about his band the Poorboys, encounters with Jimi Hendrix, Muddy Waters and Eric Burdon, and his love of touring and the UK.

Great British Venue and Beyond : 1 - Live Reviews
In the first part of this four part series, our writers and photographers will be reflecting upon and providing memories of great venues, past and present. Nicky Crewe, Andrew Twambley and Adrian Janes remember 60's club The Magic Village and 70's venues, Eric's in Liverpool and the London Rainbow.

Great British Venue and Beyond : 2 - Live Reviews
In the second part of our series, in which our writers and photographers reminisce upon great venues, past and present, Nicky Crewe, John Clarkson and Cila Warncke remember The Hacienda in Manchester, the 1980's Loughborough University Students' Union and the 1990's London Camden Palace.

Great British Venue and Beyond : 3 - Live Reviews
For the third part of our four part series, in which our writers and photographers reflect upon great venues, Dastardly, Dave Goodwin and Lisa Torem examine Vinyl Deptford in London, Rock City and the Rescue Rooms in Nottingham and the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago.

Great British Venue and Beyond : 4 - Live Reviews
For the fourth and final part of this four part series, in which our writers and photographers reflect upon great venues, Amanda J Window, Andrew Twambley and Denzil Watson bring things up-to-date with their memories of the Night and Day Cafe and O2 Ritz in Manchester and the Sheffield Leadmill.

Website of the Month : Save Our Venues - Website of the Month
Our Website of the Month is Save Our Venues, a campaign to save over five hundred venues being threatened with closure in the UK.

Editorial : April 2020 - Editorial


Website of the Month : Crew Nation - Website of the Month
Our Website of the Month is Crew Nation, an offshoot of Live Nation which is financially supporting crew members who work behind the scenes at concerts and gigs during the current crisis.

Editorial : February 2020 - Editorial
Hello and welcome to the February 2020 edition of the Pennyblackmusic Magazine. Photography has for many years been an important part of what we do at Pennyblackmusic, and we have...

Pennyblackmusic Writers and Photographers : Albums of the Decade 3 - Features
In the third and the final part of a three part feature our writers and photographers choose their Album of the Decade.

Pennyblackmusic Writers and Photographers : Albums of the Decade 2 - Features
Our writers and photographers in the second of a three part feature choose their Album of the Decade.

Pennyblackmusic Writers and Photographers : Albums of the Decade 1 - Features
In the first of a three part feature our writers and photographers select their Album of the Decade.

Pennyblackmusic Writers and Photographers : Albums of the Year 2019 - Features
Our writers and photographers list their favourite albums and also their favourite gig of the year

Editorial : November 2019 - Editorial
Hello and welcome to the November 2019 edition of the Pennyblackmusic Magazine. Anyone who has ever been involved in promoting gigs will tell you how difficult it can

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