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Strange Bones, False Heads, Dinges

The Edge is striving to forge itself as a live music venue with a reputation deserving attention. As their mantra goes they are “a small club with big ideas”.  Putting those big ideas into practice, tonight they have two touring bands who have both earned themselves fierce acclaim on the live circuit, Strange Bones and False Heads. Flying the flag …

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Outlier

Sarah Waters speculated about an elusive world Of semi-historical settings that made the fairer sex bold How it felt for these women to love and to hold Within pages, I was immersed, engrossed, effortlessly sold Sweet, subjective feelings without need for explanation Found me on this street of female fascination Hit with the sucker punch of dawning realisation I examined …

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Luton Live/s present – Ill Informed, Assimilate, El Moono, Dropouts

A hectic day which involved work, picking up the newly minted copies of the fanzine, (a brief nap) , dinner and a meeting with my co-conspirator, Ben, ends with my attending the launch party for Ill Informed’s new E.P. at Harveys on Park Street. I’m not sure if the gig started early but it begins almost the moment I arrive, …

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The Record Collector

This all came to fruition because I recently received a knock on my door from my postman. No doubt what was being delivered was a promo 12 inch copy of Morrissey’s debut single Suedehead . The postie happened to be an old friend who shares my love of music, we chatted and I agreed to write about my love of the …

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Luton Alternative Market

You can crush us, you can bruise us but our pets will always come first.  We are undoubtedly a nation of animal lovers.  So when beloved cat Ethel needed urgent emergency treatment, there was only one thing to do; put on an alternative market selling local art and wares to save Ethel. It was such a success that the market …

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Metal 2 the Masses

In a time where more and more live music venues are closing, the opportunity for new bands to gig and get a little exposure is diminishing, like my appetite at the sight of this gigantic pizza in front of me. 2017, however, saw the inauguration of Metal 2 The Masses Hitchin, a battle of the bands competition like no other, …

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Better

Raised pressure releases silent streams of tears Biological surrender to irrational, invisible fears Remaining childlike eternally despite ageing in years College staff tried to stop the panic rising “Don’t worry, you’re deserving, always revising, Conserve your energy and stop apologising!” A few crumbs short of the full biscuit Branded by one as “emotionally autistic” Seemingly dumb and trusting, with deficiencies …

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What’s in Store for 2018

2018 is set to be a busy year for Unplugged Corner. With two Open Mic Night Sessions currently under their belts they are planning on continuing to grow and introduce new venues across the Beds, Herts and Bucks area. Their Acoustic Open Mic Sessions held at The Jolly Topers in Luton and Inn on the Green in Harpenden have proven …