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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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The Back-To-School Hitlist

ROGUES GALLERY: PIRATE BALLADS, SEA SONGS AND CHANTEYS (Anti) Conceptualized by everyone’s favorite pirate, Johnny Depp, and realized by legendary special projects producer Hal Willner, Rogues Gallery is a good...
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Old Man’s Jazz Blues

“America is well represented here,” said iJamming! Pubber Jimmy B, who had joined me Saturday at the Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival to see Mose Allison in concert. At first I...
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Cool (for) Catskills

Sadly, despite the reggae output, Catskills Records (which I just discovered via my post below on The Blue Room) is not based out of Woodstock, Catskill, Hunter or even Bearsville....
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Those B***ards at the BBC

Anyone knows that if something ain’t broke it, you don’t fix it. But clearly the Controller at Radio 1 has decided otherwise, because The Blue Room – the Saturday/Sunday 5-7am...
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