La La Land

Going into a film that has just been nominated for a record equalling 14 academy awards sets up a certain expectation. But, along with a huge amount of positive hype there have been some opposers to La La Land, including stories of whole groups walking out of screenings. Well, even as the strains to the spectacular... Continue Reading →

Gimme Danger

Before The Offspring and Rancid, before The Sex Pistols and The Damned, before The Ramones and The New York Dolls one band stood out as a link from the garage rock of the mid-1960s to the supposed nihilistic shock of punk. A quartet of misfits from Ann Arbour, Michigan now in many ways more famed... Continue Reading →

Young Frankenstein

Mel Brooks has had something of a patchwork career in the film industry. While the likes of Blazing Saddles, The Producers and (for me at least) Robin Hood: Men In Tights are downright classics, Spaceballs and Dracula: Dead and Loving It are somewhat less so. Something of a forerunner to the atrocious Dracula spoof is... Continue Reading →

Nessi Gomes – Diamonds and Demons

Having first made her presence known playing highly regarded sets of acoustic cover versions around Guernsey over the last decade, 2016 saw Nessi Gomes refocus her attention to her own music and, following a wildly successful crowd funding campaign through IndieGoGo, release her first collection of original music, Diamonds & Demons. While Gomes' live performances... Continue Reading →

David Bowie – Blackstar

A little over a year the world lost a musician who had an unarguably massive effect on popular culture in the last third of the 20th century, David Robert Jones, far better known as David Bowie. Two days before his death, on his 69th birthday, he released his 25th full length album, Blackstar. Following comparatively... Continue Reading →

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