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Hollywood Brats : Nell's, London, 31/10/2019 - Live Reviews
Dastardly watches the first gig by proto-punkers Hollywood Brats for almost half a century.

Love Band : Islington Assembly Hall, London, 5/7/2019 - Live Reviews
Dastardly watches The Love Band featuring original guitarist Johnny Echols play their final gig in the UK.

1988 : Ten Songs That Made Me Love... - Features
In 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love...' Dastardly reflects on his ten favourite tracks from 1988.

Love : Interview with Johnny Echols - Interviews
Ahead of the final upcoming UK tour Dastardly talks to original Love guitarist Johnny Echols about his time playing with one of the most critically acclaimed bands of the 1960s.

Jemma Freeman and The Cosmic Something : Shacklewell Arms, London, 8/11/2018 - Live Reviews
Dastardly discovers the ghosts of Glam Rock alive and well in the shape of Jemma Freeman and The Cosmic Something in the arches of an East London hostelry.

Kristin Hersh : Rough Trade East, London, 25/10/2018 - Live Reviews
Dastardly leaves home in South East London, late as usual, and risks losing his sanity in rush hour traffic for Kristin Hersh's intimate set at Rough Trade East.

Robyn Hitchcock : ULU, London, 12/5/2018 - Live Reviews
Dastardly watches Robyn Hitchcock thrill a London audience with a full band line up, psychedelic banter and a forty- year straddling set.

Goats Head Soup : Ten Songs That Made Me Love.... - Features
Dastardly in 'Ten Songs That Made Love...' reflects on all ten songs on the Rolling Stones' 1973 masterpiece, 'Goats Head Soup'.

Husker Du : Profile - Profiles
Dastardly joins the Time Team crew on a dig through the archive of US punk/alt.rock icons Husker Du with 'Savage Young Du', a new three CD box set.

Bash and Pop : Music Hall, Ramsgate, 30/6/2017 - Live Reviews
Dastardly takes cover as Replacements' bassist Tommy Stinson's band Bash and Pop storm the Music Hall in Ramsgate.

Tommy Stinson : Interview - Interviews
Dastardly interviews Replacements and Guns n’ Roses bass legend Tommy Stinson about his storming new album with Bash and Pop, ‘Anything Could Happen’

Beatles : It Was Fifty Years Ago Today! The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper and Beyond - Profiles
Dastardly finds the new Beatles documentary by director Alan G. Parker is big on fact, short on music and reveals a 'fascinating panoramic view'

Mark Eitzel : Rough Trade East, London, 13/2/2017 - Live Reviews
Dastardly watches Mark Eitzel conquer the flu and launch his new album in style at an in-store at Rough Trade East in London

L A Salami : Servant Jazz Quarters, London, 11/7/2016 - Live Reviews
Dastardly opens the Sunday papers, reads an article about L A Salami then next day finds himself face to face with the talented South-East London troubadour in the Servant Jazz Quarters

Bob Mould : Brooklyn Bowl, O2 Academy, London, 11/2/2016 - Live Reviews
Dastardly suffers midlife crisis on way to see Bob Mould at the O2 in London before Mould heals him with his deafening sonic euphoria.

Alan Parsons : Profile - Profiles
Dastardly soaks up the atmosphere of Studio 2 at Abbey Road while Alan Parsons recounts his time there working with the Beatles and Pink Floyd

Ger Lane : Horse and Stables, London, 27/10/2015 - Live Reviews
Dastardly watches Irish singer-songwriter Ger Lane make a triumphant iceberg-dodging maiden voyage with new crew at Top of the Horse and Stables club night in London’s Waterloo

Replacements : Roundhouse, London, 2/6/2015 - Live Reviews
Dastardly catches 80's alternative rockers Replacements on hoverboards at the first of two gigs at the Roundhouse in London on their reunion tour

Bob Mould : Ten Songs That Made Me Love... - Features
Dastardly writes about his favourite songs by solo artist and ex-Husker Du and Sugar front man Bob Mould in 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love...'

Wetdog : Brixton Electric, London, 24/4/2015 - Live Reviews
Dastardly watches Wetdog reward the earlycomers in a support slot to The Fall at the Brixton Electric in London

Desperate Journalist : Lexington, London, 22/1/2015 - Live Reviews
At the Lexington in London, Dastardly watches rising indie stars Desperate Journalist come of age at a launch gig to promote their eponymous debut album

Godfathers : Lexington, London, 31/10/2014 - Live Reviews
Dastardly watches London-based rock and roll/punk legends the Godfathers unveil their new five-piece line-up in typically blistering form at the Lexington in London

Great Chord Changes : Ten Songs That Made Me Love... - Features
In 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love...' Dastardly writes about his all-time favourite guitar chord changes

Pink Floyd : (Gig of a Lifetime) Earls Court, London, August 1980 - Features
In 'Gig of a Lifetime', Dastardly writes of attending his first ever gig, one of Pink Floyd's legendary 'The Wall' shows at Earls Court in London in 1980

Fall : Under the Bridge, London, 10/6/2014 - Live Reviews
At Under the Bridge in London, Dastardly watches Mark E. Smith and the Fall make a caustic and abrasively triumphant set

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