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Most Recent Profiles

Robert 'Throb' Young: 1965-2014
Anthony Strrut plays to the former Primal Scream guitarist Robert 'Thrib' Young, who died at the age of 49 on the 9th September
Michael Darling: Interview
Lisa Torem talks to Michael Darling, the chief curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, about the 'David Bowie Is' exhibition, which after its run at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, is now about to open there
Nicky Crewe: Interview
Pennyblackmusic writer Nicky Crewe talks to John Clarkson about some of her musical memories of Manchester between the 1960s and 1980s, which include touring with Captain Beefheart, sharing a house with Martin Hannett, knowing Tony Wilson and working at the Hacienda on its opening night
DVD-Morrissey: Introducing Morrissey
Andy Cassidy is impressed by Morrissey's new live DVD, which compiles together tracks from two nights on his tour to promote 'Vauxhall and I', his 1995 fourth solo album
Edinburgh Fringe Festival: Edinburgh, 14/8/2014...20/8/2014
Melanie Smith writes of some of her personal highlights while attending this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Profile: Small Faces
Malcolm Carter looks back on the short but influential career of the Small Faces, who have had recently had two of their many reissues, 'Greatest Hits - The Immediate Years 1967-1969' and US only album 'There Are But Four Small Faces', re-released
Profile: Wedding Present
Mark Rowland reflects on the first decade of the Wedding Present's career, who are about to have their first six albums, from 1987's 'George Best' to 1996's 'Saturnalia', reissued in deluxe three CD and DVD boxsets
Profile: Roger Chapman and the Shortlist
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
Pennyblackmusic Bands' Night: Ruby Lounge, Manchester, 5/7/2014
Dixie Ernill looks back on our recent Pennyblackmusic Bands Night in Manchester, which saw sets from the reformed Brilliant Corners, the Haywains and Horsebeach
Comment: The British Summer Time Festival/The Libertines at Hyde Park
Gillain Fish criticises the dismanagement of the British Summer Time Festival in Hyde Park in London, which, poorly organised throughout, led to crushing at the Libertines' reunion gig
Profile: Fairport Cropredy Convention
Nick Dent-Robinson profiles Fairport's Cropredy Convention for this year, and talks to Chas'n'Dave and Irish singer-songwriter Cara Dillon, who are on the bill this year, as well as Fairport Convention members Simon Nicol and Dave Pegg
Profile: Towersey Festival
Nick Dent-Robinson looks at Oxfordshire's Towersey Festival which will take this place this year from the 21st August to the 25th August, and speaks to Joe Heaps, its organiser, and Richard Thompson, the Bootleg Beatles and Eliza Carthy, all of whom will be peforming at it
Pennyblackmusic Bands Night: Lexington, London, 31/5/2014
Dominic Simpson looks back on Pennyblackmusic's 15th Anniversary show at The Lexington in London, which saw sets from Madam, Morton Valence and Rotifer
Profile: The Katydids
Malcom Carter reflects on the career of the Katydids, the band of London-based singer-songwriter Susie Hug and ex-Pretenders guitarist Adam Seymour, who after an absence of over twenty years have recently released online a new EP
Book : Memoirs of a Shoegazing Gentleman
Anthony Strutt is unimpressed by record label and club night Sonic Cathedral's first book 'Memoirs of a Shoegazing Gentleman', which collates together a series of articles published in the early 1990s in a spoof column in the 'NME'

Robert 'Throb' Young: 1965-2014 16/09/2014
Michael Darling: Interview 06/09/2014
Nicky Crewe: Interview 06/09/2014
DVD-Morrissey: Introducing Morrissey 06/09/2014
Edinburgh Fringe Festival: Edinburgh, 14/8/2014...20/8/2014 06/09/2014
Profile: Small Faces 09/08/2014
Profile: Wedding Present 09/08/2014
Profile: Roger Chapman and the Shortlist 09/08/2014
Pennyblackmusic Bands' Night: Ruby Lounge, Manchester, 5/7/2014 09/08/2014
Comment: The British Summer Time Festival/The Libertines at Hyde Park 11/07/2014
Profile: Fairport Cropredy Convention 09/07/2014
Profile: Towersey Festival 09/07/2014
Pennyblackmusic Bands Night: Lexington, London, 31/5/2014 09/07/2014
Profile: The Katydids 09/07/2014
Book : Memoirs of a Shoegazing Gentleman 09/07/2014
Profile: C86 Box Set 06/06/2014
Velvet Underground: White Light/White Heat, Part 3 06/06/2014
Profile: Sam Lee 06/06/2014
George Wein: Interview 03/05/2014
Julia Baird: Interview 03/05/2014
Velvet Underground: White Light/White Heat Part 2 03/05/2014
Profile: Fabulous Thunderbirds 03/05/2014
Profile: Pure Prairie League 03/05/2014
Jill Hughes Kirtland: Interview 03/04/2014
Velvet Underground: White Light/White Heat Part 1 03/04/2014
Profile: Nine Below Zero 03/04/2014
Profile: Norwegian Wood: Thoughts on the Norwegian Music Industry 03/04/2014
Film: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg 03/04/2014
Paperback Writers: Rock Biographies 24/02/2014
Profile: ZTT 23/02/2014

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