the tenth gig I can remember going to

Click here for a complete list of entries in the series  “the first 23 gigs I can remember going to”. 10. Psychic TV with With Tiny Lights, Zoskia Meets Sugardog, English Boy On The Love Ranch, Webcore. Hackney Empire, July 3 1987 June 1987 was taken up with hay fever and sitting my ‘A’ levels. I …

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my second and third gigs

Click here for a complete list of entries in the series  “the first 23 gigs I can remember going to”. 2) Midge Ure Wembley Arena 23/12/85 Back to the Arena, two days before Xmas. I had another school friend who was a big Ultravox fan. He used to regularly curse Joe Dolce whose accordion-bothering “Shaddap You …

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My first gig

Click here for a complete list of entries in the series  “the first 23 gigs I can remember going to”. So (deep breath) here is the first installment as promised… 1) Howard Jones, Wembley Arena, 17/4/85 My first ever gig, at the tender age of 15. Me and some mates from school. We were all very …

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That’s Not My Name

Roughly a decade ago the seminal breakcore and experimental label Praxis produced some t-shirts. Nothing particularly out of the ordinary there, you might think. Except Praxis were committed to creating a counter-culture (or “sub-net” network) of people who didn’t wish to become celebrity DJs or producers. Instead people were encouraged to adopt pseudonyms and to find …

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Curse you, fashionistas! Everything you touch turns to shit!

So, I really like all those old school JA dancehall flyers and posters from the 80s – they capture a certain era and music as much as the actual sounds, or record sleeves or whatever do. Fergie obviously likes them too, which means I will never be able to wear that stuff on a t-shirt …

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