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A Swim In The Mainstreem

The fripples glide and the undulates mourn as the lonely tide perambulates from the spalding sky to the hungdrawn sea. The dry cramulites crack and waver in the empathic heat and a body hangs loosely by one hand over the yawning dry bowl of the dusty deep yes, it is I, Rich Shapero and I am hanging; hanging like an …

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Reviews

Reviews of Akiva, The Hats. Danny Young, Sam Rabin, TV COMA, Featherhouse, The Dirty Tales, The Cardinal Kings and Waste

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James Bloom EP Launch w/ Lisa Nova and Nick Byrne

It strikes me, as I navigate St Alban’s various one-way systems looking for Waddington Coffee and Kitchen that the great cathedral city has a few too many pastel fronted coffee shops; the buggers are everywhere, but then, it is St Albans, Harpenden’s older brother and Luton’s estranged posh Aunt, twice removed, home to exorbitant house prices and the pilgrimage site …

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The Fighting Cocks Festival

With the sun having set and the stage lights on, a midge storm of biblical proportions engulfs headliners WIINK.   They’re clearly not a squeamish bunch, as the trio push through the bug attack to round off a successful day of The Fighting Cocks Festival.  Perhaps the all consuming swarm of our insect friends was inevitable when holding an outdoor, summer, …

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Easydread, Banton & The Reformers

What’s that you say? An evening of music that contains both Easydread and Banton? Well matey, sign me up, saddle the horses, rev the engine, put on a tie, dust the sideboard, shine your shoes, level the crossings and button your flies because, by Jove, we’re off the Bedford Esquires to damn well see those bands and nothing, nobody and …

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People Power Passion

The big issue with outdoor events is that, especially in Britain, especially where Luton sits in Britain, and especially when you most want it not to, there is always the risk of rain. The People Power Passion event, which marked a hundred years since Lutonians stormed the town hall and burnt it to ash in a protest against the poor …

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Underwing, The Dead Melody, Exploding Ear Ensemble

Luton may be central to this fanzine but our noisy neighbours are just as important, whether it’s making trips to venues such as The Horn in St. Albans and Bedford Esquires, or covering talent from surrounding areas who grace Luton with their performances.  Satellites can become stars in our musical universe, and it’s gigs like tonight that prove this notion …

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The Three Faces of Cerberfest

When FaceBook reminds you that you have an event coming up with 79 friends (like we need a reminder!) it can only mean one thing – CERBERFEST time!! This year’s CerberFest, which is now in its 11th year, kicks off on Friday 5th July at 7pm and promises to keep us all rocking until the wee hours of Sunday morning. …

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Cerberus, Descend, The Sun Dog Collective

An epic night at The George as Luton bathed in the glory of the football team winning their last game and going up as champions, fulfilling and concluding Mick Harfords story arc from the dark days of 2009 to this, his crowning moment of glory. Aside from the specific achievements of the football team, their victory is a tremendous boon …

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Faers & The Palpitations

The storm hitting the northern reaches of England, flooding football pitches and threatening to cancel events, has yet to make its way down south.  So with a still calmness in the air and no fallen trees on the tracks, it’s all aboard to St. Albans for the much hyped Faers from London, plus Luton based The Palpitations. Suited and booted, …