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
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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
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 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