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Article Main Picture Nils Lofgren: Interview
Nils Lofgren, the guitarist with Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band, talks to Ben Howarth about his long solo career, forthcoming tour of the UK and 'Face the Music', his new ten CD box set

Featured Interviews
Hamilton Leithauser
Interview Interview
Idiot Son
Interview Interview
Article Main Picture Pennyblackmusic Writers and Photographers: Albums of the Y
Our writers and photographers reflect upon their favourite albums and also their favourite gig of 2014

Live Reviews
Article Main Picture James: Royal Albert Hall, London, 19/11/2014
Owen Peters watches James play a frenzied but enthralling set at the Royal Albert Hall in London

Article Main Picture Micah P. Hinson: Micah P. Hinson and the Gospel of Progress
Tony Gaughan reflects on Texan-based singer-songwriter Micah P. Hinson's 2004 brooding debut album, which has recently been reissued

Article Main Picture Miley Cyrus: Ten Songs That Made Me Love...
In our series, in which our writers write about ten songs that made them love a particular band or artist, Malcolm Carter reflects on his favourite songs by the often critically derided Miley Cyrus

Condemned to Rock 'n

December 2014
Manic Street Preache

(Gig of a Lifetime)
Vinyl Stories

Neil Self
TV Music Memories

Killers 'Live from t

Website of the Month
Article Main Picture Website of the Month: Well-Lighted Etcetera
Our Website of the Month is 'Well-Lighted Etcetera', the website of Portland, Oregon-based author, poetry and music writer Erick Mertz, who will be writing for Pennyblackmusic from the New Year


Editorial by John Clarkson
Hello and welcome to the December edition of the Pennyblackmusic Magazine. For over ten years now we have been putting on regular Bands’ Nights usually twice a year in London, and this year we have put on shows in Manchester and Glasgow as well. We are starting 2015 with our first Bands' Night

James: Royal Albert Hall, London, 19/11/201
Robby Robinson: Interview
Robby Robinson: Interview
Ian Dury and the Blockheads: Interview with
Nicole Atkins: Gullivers, Manchester, 16/10
Nicole Atkins: Gullivers, Manchester, 16/10
Lostboy! AKA: Interview
Editorial: September 2014
Gig of a Lifetime: Nirvana, Reading Festiva
Tommy Hunt : Interview
Little Mountain: Little Mountain
Def Digby: Caption This EP
Red Molly : The Red Album
Charlie Tipper Experiment: Ride Out
Brooke Sharkey: One Dress
V/A: Looking Into You: A Tribute to Jackson
Kitchens Of Distinction: Folly
Otti Albietz: Bubby Tone II
Big Dwarf: Towards Abstraction...
46000 Fibers: 46000 Fibers With Lol Coxhill

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Distractions - Interview
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Vinyl Stories - Neil Self
Manic Street Preachers - (Gig of a Lifetime) Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Decemb
Jo Bartlett - Interview
Gary Numan - Gary Numan/Gang of Four - Hammersmith Apollo, London, 28/11/2014
Nils Lofgren - Interview
Sam Brown - Interview
James - Royal Albert Hall, London, 19/11/2014

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CD Transfixiation
Boo Hewerdine
CD My Name in the B
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CD Acoustic Dust
Little Mountain
CD Little Mountain
CD Everything Else
Albert King
CD Live in the 70s
CD Dying
Annie Keating
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Freddie King
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Katarina Juvancic an
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Lost Girls
CD X2 Lost Girls
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Alex Highton
CD Nobody Knows Any
CD The Dawn
Cool Ghouls
CD A Swirling Fire
Wild Billy Childish
CD Acorn Man
Teho Teardo
CD Ballyturk
CD I See You
Lisa Stansfield
CD X2 Seven+
Sally Ironmonger
CD The Company I Ke
CD Unforgettable, L
CD Fantastic Planet
Black Widow
CD X2 Sacrifice
Slice of Life
CD Love and a Lamp-
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CD Questions
Slim Twig
CD A Hound at the H
C'mon Tigre
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Bunny Gang
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