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Bridport Arts Centre

OPEN SEASON ON BIG BEAT, THEN. The genre that marked rock and dance's most salacious clinch so far is hurtling towards its sell-by date...

Warrington Parr Hall

FOR THOSE OF US WHO like to think we are well in touch with our sensitive sides, there nags that one eternal question: why...

London Ladbroke Grove Subterania

WOW, DO SNOW PATROL HATE AMERICANS. HALFWAY through this record, buried under a feedback avalanche at the start of 'Little Hide', they've included an...

Aberdeen Lemon Tree

"You are so my type," sighs the singer to the pretty young thing he's just pulled out of the audience. "A girl." He pauses,...

London Kentish Town Forum

The smooth criminals of slicked-back slink-rap can do no wrong with Warrington's partisan party posse. Led Zep guitar riffs, dapper zoot suits, nudge-nudge references...

London Shepherd’s Bush Empire

PERSISTENCE HAS ITS rewards, though not necessarily very good ones. Leeds' Mekons have been around for 20 years, ploughing their lonely agit-pop furrow, and...

LONDON E1 VIBE BAR

DJS COME AND DJS GO BUT surely as day follows night, as overdraft follows hedonism, Carl Cox will always be around. Rave? Shaped it....

LONDON HACKNEY EMPIRE

NOTHING BEATS an evening of good, old-fashioned illicit fun. And the sense of borderline legality that pervades in this converted warehouse seems essential to...

London WC2 Astoria

IT'S HARD NOT TO SUPPOSE that the continued dormancy of Beat Happening lends Calvin Johnson's other groups more allure than they intrinsically merit. Though...
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