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Five Gigs In Five Nights: Air Traffic at the Camden Barfly

Monday October 2 and I’m back in London. In fact, I’m back on the Chalk Farm Road, up Camden way, scene of Friday night’s merry old shindig at The Roundhouse...
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Five Gigs In Five Nights: The Rapture, Radio 4 and Chikinki at La Cartonnerie, Reims

Sunday September 30, the third annual Magnitudes festival kicked off at host venue La Cartonnerie, in Reims, north-eastern France, with a show featuring The Rapture, Radio 4, Chikinki and the...
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Five Gigs In Five Nights: Barathon in Reims

Saturday night, September 30, found me on my own in the northern French city of Reims. Given I needed to be there the following night for work, I’d decided to...
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A Funny Thing Happened On My Way Past The Roundhouse…

…It was Monday night, 72 hours since I’d been to the show at the Roundhouse reviewed below, and I found myself passing that beautifully renovated Chalk Farm venue en route...
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Five Gigs In Five Nights: X-Press 2, The Fratellis and Killa Kela at The Roundhouse, London

The London Roundhouse is a London legend – especially given that it closed back in the early 1980s and ceased functioning fully quite a while before even that. Even those...
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Cool And Cruel: The Supposedly Glamorous Life Of A Traveling Rock’n’roll Band Part 2

Cool: Being chauffered to the venue, the Espaço das Américas, in a private mini-van to catch Annie’s set. Cruel: The van spends so long in traffic that I only catch...
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Cool And Cruel: The Supposedly Glamorous Life Of A Traveling Rock’n’roll Band, Part 1

Cool: Radio 4 gets offered to play a Motorola-sponsored festival in São Paulo, Brazil. It will make the group money. Cruel: Almost everything in the music business that makes a...
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The International iPod Shuffle

These are some of the new(ish) tunes that were rocking my iPod on the way to Brazil and back this weekend. In the spirit of the trip, they hail from...
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