August 26, 2010

Playwright James Venhaus knew he had more than a 10-minute play in “Inside the Loop,” a piece he wrote for the San Antonio Theatre Coalition’s TheatreASAP in 2007.
The memorable piece …

August 23, 2010

19) This Mortal Coil – Song To The Siren 18) Lloyd Cole And The Commotions – Rattlesnakes 17) Teenage Fanclub – Everything Flows

February 19, 2010

I”m guessing not many LC fans subscribe to Oprah magazine. If you are out there let me know! Anyhow I was greatly surprised and pleased to read the following in …

December 9, 2009

April Richardson – I was lucky enough to see a lot of great shows this year (Billy Bragg, Jarvis Cocker, Franz Ferdinand, Lloyd Cole, Sparks playing Kimono My House in its entirety), but the top of the list for 2009 and perhaps the last, like, five years is the Manic Street Preachers at the Avalon in Los Angeles on September 25.

September 8, 2009

SCOTLAND’S hyped-up Homecoming campaign has hit a bum note – after a line-up of ageing rockers was hired to play its musical grand finale. Gig chiefs left pop fans baffled by snubbing chart-toppers like The Fratellis, Calvin Harris and Glasvegas for November’s Final Fling ‘extravaganza’.

August 23, 2009

Can it really be 25 years since REM released Reckoning? Last week’s anniversary re-issue of this jewel in the indie rock crown leaves us in no doubt that the calendar …

July 31, 2009

German magazine Musikexpress asked me to vote for their 40th anniversary list. At first I declined citing ignorance of last ten years or so, but it was made clear that …