Tuesday Ten: 276/Welcome to the Future: 003: New Music for 2017

2017 on amodelofcontrol.com begins with a look at what’s to come in the realm of music that I cover. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 276/Welcome to the Future: 003: New Music for 2017”

Countdown: 2014: Gigs

This year: 170 bands, 57 days-worth of gigs. Five festivals, three countries, eight cities/towns. From venues holding thousands to those holding tens. Due to personal issues and, frankly, being too damned busy for much of the year, I didn’t get to write about many of them aside from the festivals, so writing this list has really taxed the powers of my memory. Read more “Countdown: 2014: Gigs”

Countdown: 2014: Albums

Week three of the amodelofcontrol.com roundup of 2014, and this is, I guess, the big one. The albums of the year. Read more “Countdown: 2014: Albums”

Countdown: 2014: Tracks

Here we go, then, with the run-down of the best tracks of 2014 – according to me, anyway. 2014 has been an odd year, as friends will know – life has rather got in the way in a number of respects, which has cut down the amount of writing I’ve been able to do, but that hasn’t stopped me buying and enjoying music. Read more “Countdown: 2014: Tracks”

Into the Pit: 185: February Gig Round-up (Anna Calvi, Behemoth, Cradle of Filth, Monster Magnet, St Vincent)

After a bit of a slow start to the year gig-wise, into February and all of a sudden there is a short spell of a number of gigs. Time constraints and other distractions have meant I've struggled to finish full reviews, so here is a roundup of the gigs I attended during February.

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Tuesday Ten: 194: Tracks of the Month (January 2014)

Before I get started with the first new tracks roundup of 2014, let’s have a quick roundup of the frankly staggering set of new albums announced/confirmed in the past week, a few of which will no doubt end up on a future Tuesday Ten round-up like this: Read more “Tuesday Ten: 194: Tracks of the Month (January 2014)”

Countdown: 2011: Albums

During 2011 I bought an awful lot of albums. at least 75, in fact. And so many that some that might have made it in a normal year ended up being missed off this list. So there may well be a “what I overlooked” post at the end of the year, just to ensure that everything I wanted to mention at some point gets included somehow. Still, I’d rather have this problem than have too little to write about… Next week: Gigs of the year. Read more “Countdown: 2011: Albums”