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Throwback song of the day 1979

From the album Labour of Lust…Cruel to be kind.

“Cruel to Be Kind” is a 1979 single by Nick Lowe, co-written by Lowe and his former  672 more words


Harry’s Blog: Music Makes the World Go ‘Round

It’s been a whirlwind of great concerts in Milwaukee the past two weeks. And now that I’ve finally caught up on some much-needed rest, here’s  an overview of some of the very best shows I’ve seen yet in 2017: 675 more words

Playlist: "Necessary Lust"

This playlist, a mash-up of Dave Edmunds’ Repeat When Necessary and Nick Lowe’s Labour of Lust, attempts to best represent what a Rockpile album culled from those sessions would have looked like. 305 more words

Concert Review: Necro & Madchild at The Rockpile in Toronto

For the first time in about ten years, Necro has returned to Canada for a cross-country tour, and he’s bringing along Canadian Hip-Hop icon Madchild to sweeten the deal!  1,244 more words

Concert Reviews

Concert Review: Havoc (of Mobb Deep) at The Rockpile in Toronto

Earlier this year Hip-Hop lost one of its legends when Prodigy, one half of the duo Mobb Deep, passed away.  Before Prodigy passed, Mobb Deep were apparently working on planning another Canadian tour, but rather than cancel their plans, Havoc decided to honour the legacy of his partner in rhyme by embarking on the tour by himself.  1,060 more words

Concert Reviews

Featured Album - Seconds of Pleasure - Rockpile

[Seconds of Pleasure] was bright, propulsive, and poppy, filled with big melodic hooks and polished until it glistened. . . Time has been nothing but kind to this record and, judged on its own merits, it’s one of hell of a good time. 768 more words


Rockpile—Live at Montreux 1980

Rockpile was a band that was legendarily heralded for its live performances. It’s difficult to find a review on Nick Lowe, Dave Edmunds, or Rockpile itself without the author mentioning something like that “I Knew the Bride” was butchered on record, but there was rarely any commercial recourse for the average fan to know the difference. 518 more words