Listen to the tracks mentioned in Caught in the Net below:
No Wave (punk)
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Tuesday 07 September 2010
Outside it may be an all-too autumnal September night in the capital, but in the basement of the Slaughtered Lamb for the duration of 23-year-old country pioneer Caitlin Rose's set, we might as well be in downtown Nashville.
Sunday 22 August 2010
Ah, the hubris of the early Noughties, when punk-funk revivalists were so confident the moment was theirs they didn't even bother having proper names.
Sunday 22 August 2010
Friday 13 August 2010
Friday 13 August 2010
It feels like punk never happened!" Don Letts is spluttering over his breakfast, and not because of an annoying headline. The cultural revolutionary is up in arms over the closure of rural post offices. Or, more accurately, he is up in arms that the rest of the country is not in arms over the closure of post offices, or schools or other public services.
Dylan Jones: 'Punk is a period in musical history that becomes more important the further we get away from it'
Saturday 07 August 2010
One of the many wonderful things about Neil Taylor's fascinating Document and Eyewitness: An Intimate History of Rough Trade (Orion, £14.99) is its brief evocation of an even earlier period of rock'n'roll retail, when records were often found at the back of electrical shops, after you had made your way past fridges and cookers, washing machines, vacuum cleaners and televisions.
Friday 06 August 2010
Upwards of 600 pages long, fanatically engrossed in its subject matter, covering a century of native musical culture in the minutest detail, Electric Eden has a symbolic high point that can be dated to 1975. With the entity known as "progressive rock" (Genesis, Pink Floyd, Yes etc) grown tediously overblown, and punk the faintest of stirrings on an unregarded horizon, this was the annus mirabilis of the English folk-rock group, Steeleye Span. A six-part BBC television series saw the band beamed out from a selection of historic country houses. Their stage shows became, as Rob Young puts it, "increasingly flamboyant". For "Lyke Wake Dirge" they trooped on stage wearing medieval space suits woven from priests' cassocks.
Friday 30 July 2010
James Chance was a crucial component of the No Wave/Ze Records strain of early-80s new-wave endeavour in New York.
Tuesday 27 July 2010
The brainchild of Sean McLusky, once a member of Subway Sect and now a co-owner of the independent record label 1234, the 1-2-3-4 festival heralds the re-emergence of a DIY subculture. The arrival of the internet has prompted the decline of the major labels' stronghold on musical culture and the resultant era of "accessibility" has sparked the return of a non-conformist aesthetic that was prevalent in the punk movement.
Monday 12 July 2010
The location is Sting's beachside house in Malibu the morning after the night before: another night, another venue - the Hollywood Bowl - another three-hour concert of his songs.
Wednesday 30 June 2010
On a sunny afternoon, in the rolling grounds of Kenwood House, picnickers amass. It's all terribly civilised – there's probably been a run on Hampstead's houmous stocks – but as my friend mutters as we pick our way through the hampers, "CBGBs it ain't".
Tuesday 22 June 2010
Chris Sievey, the man behind comic creation Frank Sidebottom, has died after collapsing at his home.
Wednesday 16 June 2010
To anyone with their ear to the ground of early Naughties Brit punk-rock, the name Phinius Gage is sure to strike a familiar chord.
Monday 24 May 2010
Sunday 16 May 2010
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