What is the best gig you've been to at Brixton Academy? Perhaps it's Public Enemy, or The Smiths' final show in 1986? Simon Parkes bought the seminal venue for £1 in 1982 and what stories he has to tell in his new memoir Live at the Brixton Academy: a Riotous Life in the Music Business.
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Sunday 22 May 2011
Monday 14 March 2011
Brighton's Fujiya & Miyagi are about as cult a band as can be imagined, a small outfit with the fanbase to match.
Sunday 13 March 2011
Sunday 13 February 2011
Francis Jeffers, who has just joined his ninth club in 10 years – Motherwell – has to go down as one of the great lost hopes of English football.
Saturday 12 February 2011
Friday 21 January 2011
Monday 10 January 2011
Genre-mashing post punk meets ambient artist Dave i.d. takes time out from recording his debut album to talk to Music Magazine.
Sunday 09 January 2011
Tuesday 02 November 2010
The flowerpot is no more. The north London pub, famous as a venue where you could see bands tipped as "the next big thing" – and A&R men hoping to sign them – has been forced to shut after its building lease was sold.
Tuesday 02 November 2010
Thursday 23 September 2010
Monday 20 September 2010
Sunday 22 August 2010
Thursday 01 July 2010
HMV, the entertainment retail chain, said its strategy to diversify its revenues streams helped it post a rise in annual profits to just under £75m, as its decision to maintain the dividend sent its shares soaring yesterday.
Wednesday 30 June 2010
Taking our three boys to their first proper pop concert hit a stumbling block before it even began – the gig, booked long in advance, clashed with a friend’s seventh birthday party.
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