Archive | March, 2013

Clive Burr

OPINION: The world of Metal salutes you – R.I.P. Clive Burr

By Ann Sulaiman On Tuesday, March 12th 2013, metalheads throughout the world expressed their condolences on the news that Clive Burr, the original drummer for Iron Maiden, lost his lengthy battle with multiple sclerosis and passed away in his sleep. Although, I didn’t know much (if anything) about him until word of his death spread […]

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REVIEW: Johnny Marr @ Institute, Sat Mar 16th

Words by Matthew Osborne / Pics by Katja Ogrin Poor old Johnny Marr, doomed to always live in the shadow of a much more popular and venerated member of the Smiths. We would do well to remember that both he and Morrissey were the creative forces behind the Smiths, and bitterly fought law suits will […]

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REVIEW: Gabrielle Aplin @ Institute, March 14th

Words by Ed King I struggle with youth; my own (its subsequent disappearance), those with legitimate claim, and the childish exuberance from others around me. And I’ve been struggling a lot recently, hearing something heart wrenching – only to discover it’s come from someone half my age, armed with only nativity, anger, ivory or bronze. I’m too […]

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REVIEW: British Alpaca Futurity @ NEC, 15th & 16th March

Words by Ed King / Pics by Katie Foulkes “They’re addictive,” explains Tania Smith, owner of Caton Alpacas – a small breeding farm in South Devon, “they’re economical, easy to keep; and they don’t barge you out of the way like sheep can.” It’s the first day of the British Alpaca Futurity (BAF) annual show […]

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PREVIEW: Johnny Marr @ Institute, Sat Mar 16th

Born under a bad sign (well, on Halloween) Johnny Marr has been heralded as one of the UK’s most influential contemporary guitar players. Predominately remembered as co-songwriter and guitarist for The Smiths, Johnny Marr has played in several bands; including The Pretenders, The The, Modest Mouse and The Cribs. Now operating as a solo artist, […]

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