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54. THE BRONSONS "Out Too Early" EP (2015)

I was contacted recently by a band I previously didn’t know called The Bronsons. I liked what I heard of their music, and I offered to review their EP, … 695 more words

Phil The Music Quill

Death Cheaters - Wilko Johnson

Here’s the interview we did for ME1 TV with the legend that is Wilko Johnson. Pure delight:

Underwater, Underground, Underrated

John Peter Wilkinson was born on Canvey Island in 1947, more or less opposite me, separated by the river Thames. 705 more words

Academy Of Rock

Lincoln Blues and Rythym Festival Less than a month away

Lincoln’s Engine Shed will play host to the Lincoln Blues Rhythm and Rock Festival on Sunday the 17th of May.

The festival is travelling across the whole country, playing dates in Norwich, Doncaster and Bristol. 48 more words


post-punk gems, v. 68 -- Gang of Four

For nearly all of my purchases of vinyl before the age of 25 (and even a fair share of my CDs and tapes), I can recall the moment of acquisition, the ripping open of the cellophane, and the debut rotation on my turntable. 233 more words

Popular Music History

Wilko Johnson: Still Rockin'

Another music-ey post; this one, though, off the back of some great news. Well, it's news to me anyway, though several months old. Following the news, a while back, that Wilko Johnson had been given mere months to live, after being diagnosed with late stage pancreatic cancer, I'd been waiting for the seemingly inevitable sad news, but hadn't been searching for that news, as that would have felt somewhat ghoulish. 372 more words


A reunion with two legends from my youth

Wilko Johnson – O2 ABC Glasgow, Friday 20th March

This was a gig that was a bit of a nostalgia trip for me, having last seen Wilko Johnson when he was a member Ian Dury’s Blockheads along with his current bassist Norman Watt-Roy. 428 more words

SXSW Film Review: 'The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson'

A terminal cancer diagnosis proves more liberating than traumatic for the historied rock-guitarist subject of “The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson.” Julien Temple’s characteristically playful, pop-culture-savvy approach to the documentary form might seem ill suited to the subject of mortality, but veteran English axman Johnson’s unexpectedly buoyant response to very bad news makes for a film about saying goodbye that is itself void of grief, fear or regret. 621 more words