Continuing the process of wrapping up the last decade before it disappears too far into the rearview mirror, this is the first part of the best tracks of the 2010s. This has been an interesting, and memory-laden trip doing this list. I’ve dredged up a few memories, reconnected with a few songs I’d not heard […]
Another Friday, another round-up. As always this is a look at upcoming releases, relevant music news and upcoming events and gigs worth spending some of your time at. It is by no means an exhaustive list, and I’m always on the lookout for more to include.
Work is now in full-flow on Countdown: 2017 on amodelofcontrol.com. I think I’ve now considered everything that I feel is worthy of featuring in the end of year lists, even the very latest releases, and the job now is to write like a demon over the next couple of weeks, and do all the formatting […]
Part two of my 2016 round-up is being posted from Los Angeles, so hello from there.
There may be a decline in sales of new albums vs “catalogue” material, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t new music to discover if you know where to look.
After last year’s exhausting run of gigs, 2013 was even crazier. I saw 66 days of gigs – seeing nearly 160 live sets in the process, in three countries, six different cities and and including three festivals. What was interesting, though, was that maybe I hit saturation point this year. While there were a handful […]
I’ve been thinking a lot about death of late. A friend sadly passed away on Sunday night after a long battle with illness, while in the musical world the death of Alex Chilton, frontman of Big Star, last week cast something of a shadow over SXSW – not least because he was due to play […]