Category Archives: Heroes

The annual Glastonbury review (part 2)

Festivals are always a triumph of the human spirit. Where else can you party from midday til the sun comes up, then get up and do it all over again, five days in a row, always with a smile on … Continue reading

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Glastonbury countdown – 15 days to go: Danny Krivit

NYC Downlow, Fri Where do you start with Danny Krivit, re-edit king? Our hero came of age in disco’s golden era, hanging out in the hottest clubs with icons such as Nicky Siano, Walter Gibbons, Tee Scott, the godlike genius that is … Continue reading

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Gig-iversary: Happy birthday, Morrissey

On the 10th anniversary of our third date. (Yes, I’m a day late. Sorry.) Love always, Jen x  

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Dr Feelgood & Wilko Johnson

When one of our locals reopened the other day, I was delighted to discover this poster in pride of place. It harks back to the pub’s glory days, now known as the Ivy House but then called the Newlands Tavern, … Continue reading

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Giorgio Moroder, Evolution

My mum, bless her, emailed today to ask “Can you give me the name of that track you played that I liked? Sounded German. I shall buy some for my iPod.” A bit of a wide brief, admittedly, but further … Continue reading

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Heatwave, Boogie Nights

One of the very best things about BBC FOUR is Friday night music night, where alongside a generally excellent selection of music documentaries and live footage they feature Top Of The Pops* and Old Grey Whistle Test episodes from the … Continue reading

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Richard Hawley, Down In The Woods

I’ve been lucky enough to see Richard Hawley twice in the past year – a transcendent performance at Brixton Academy last year and most recently at the mighty Somerset House, both times after which I was so blown away that I … Continue reading

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What I’m picking: Glastonbury Friday

This is the time of year I become a total Glastonbury bore. (Sorry in advance, just wait until afterwards – zzzzzz.) During my wilderness years (when I returned to New Zealand post-Glastonbury 2005), this time would generally see the  tearing of … Continue reading

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All hail Nicky Siano

I don’t think I’ve ever been quite as hyped about a gig as I am for tomorrow night. If there’s a disco heaven, then the RBMA v Lovebox special is definitely spinning a tune or 10 inside those pearly gates. … Continue reading

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Richard Hawley, Leave Your Body Behind You

Excited to hear the magnificent Richard Hawley has a new album coming out. This reminds me a bit of Morrissey’s later catalogue, although – no offence, Moz, and I say this as an ardent fan – rather better. Continue reading

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