Tuesday Ten: 036: 90s II

As promised last week, here is the second part of my favourite albums of the 90s. Same rules as before, this time the list takes a more metallic edge, perhaps. These ten are in chronological order, just about, by the way. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 036: 90s II”

Into the Pit: 061: Sensoria – Richard H Kirk: Subduing Demons in Charter Square – Live at Grosvenor House Hotel Sheffield – 17-April 2008

The venue was a very odd one. The Grosvenor House Hotel on Charter Square, a hotel that has clearly seen better days, and indeed will soon be gone forever when the block in which it resides is demolished for the new Sevenstone retail quarter. The oh-so-slightly tatty interior was like a relic from the seventies, a snapshot of a Sheffield-past that barely now exists anywhere else in the city. Everything, even down to the wallpaper and signage – and the floor-to-ceiling mirrored corridors – seemed to have been untouched for decades.

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Tuesday Ten: 035: 90s I

A few weeks ago I covered ten of my favourite 80s albums. The 90s were the decade where I seriously got into music, and because of the disparate genres I listen to, there is simply no way that I can narrow this down to ten. So, my favourite albums of the 90s is split into two parts, and the second part will follow next Tuesday. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 035: 90s I”

Into the Pit: 060: Machines – Live at The Boardwalk Sheffield – 13-April 2008

It is now over three years since a friend first suggested I go see this band live, and it has been interesting to see their development over this time. They were an impressive live band three years hence, and they are still one now. In just thirty-five minutes they played an intricately constructed set that seemed to drift in and out of a number of genres.

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Into the Pit: 059: VAST – Live at The Ruby Lounge Manchester – 31-March 2008

…with a lot of attention paid to catching up with a number of old friends there, I paid little or no attention to the support acts at all (which is reasonably rare for me). So I’ll skip them and move onto the main event. Read more “Into the Pit: 059: VAST – Live at The Ruby Lounge Manchester – 31-March 2008”