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Robert Plant Announces Liverpool Olympia Gig And New Album Carry Fire

Robert Plant will play Liverpool’s Olympia as part of UK & Irish tour this autumn in support of his new album Carry Fire. 

Cosmic Slop #117: Cheering Up A Broken World

Depressed at the state of the world as we know it, Shaun Ponsonby tries to cheer us up by delving into one of pop’s forgotten back pages. 

Win Tickets to Festival No.6 to see The Flaming Lips, Mogwai, Bloc Party & more

Planet Slop has a pair of tickets to give away to this years Festival No.6. Find out why and how you should enter here. 

KLF Khronicals #4

With a week to go before the KLF’s Welcome To The Dark Ages event, Vicky Pea finally experiences the calm before the storm. 

New Music Festival for Warrington’s Victoria Park Given Go Ahead

Warrington Council have approved plans for new music festival in Victoria Park for 2018. 

Wrong Festival & Loner Noise Announce Freak Scene All-Dayer

As the team behind Wrong Festival announce an all-day celebration of the freak scene, Shaun Ponsonby talks to head honcho Michael Edward about the development of Wrong, Loner and the […]

Rating Lana Del Rey

Glenn Gibson rejoices over Lana Del Rey’s new album and upcoming tour by looking through her back catalogue and putting things into perspective.

KLF Khronicals #3

Details. We have details. Just a few but enough to get Vicky Pea in a right old state. 

Toots & The Maytals, Kioko: Olympia, Liverpool

After a number of years away from the stage, Shaun Ponsonby catches the reggae giants’ return to Liverpool at the Olympia. 

Liverpool Disco Festival 3 Announces Line Up For October Event

Liverpool Disco Festival 3 reveals first set of acts for October takeover of the Baltic Triangle. 

Rating Queens of the Stone Age

Michael Edward celebrates Queens of the Stone Age’s upcoming album and tour by rating their entire output and putting their entire career into context. 

WIN Tickets For Toots & The Maytals Olympia Show

The reggae legends return to Liverpool after a lengthy hiatus from touring and you could be there.

Re-evaluating Will Smith with DJ Jazzy Jeff

Ahead of Will Smith’s return to the stage in Blackpool, Shaun Ponsonby recalls interviewing DJ Jazzy Jeff, and re-considers The Fresh Prince’s place in rap history.

Roy Ayers set for summer live date in Liverpool

The Godfather of neo-soul Roy Ayers plays 24 Kitchen St this summer.

Queer Rrriot: Queen Zee & The Sasstones, Tuck & The Binders, QFolk & more: Foxy Lomax, Liverpool

An alternative to Pride? Shaun Ponsonby thinks that Queer Rrriot was not only a rousing success, but that it is imperative that it continues.

Brian Wilson: Exhibition Centre, Liverpool

Playing The Beach Boys’ masterpiece Pet Sounds in full, Shaun Ponsonby finds the Liverpool crowd delighted to simply be in Brian Wilson’s presence.

The Jacksons: The Best Non-Michael Songs

As The Jacksons prepare to head to Blackpool without their much missed leader, Shaun Ponsonby considers the best of the rest of the iconic family. 

Thundercat, Danny Brown & More Gear Up For AFROPUNK LONDON 2017

An amazing line-up is set for AFROPUNK’s second London Festival, and Christina McKenna can hardly wait.

Craig Charles Bringing His Trunk Of Funk For a Liverpool All-Dayer

Craig Charles’ Beats, Beer and Boogaloo takes over Camp and Furnace, Shaun Ponsonby reports.

Africa Oyé Interview: “The industry has got a hell of a lot of festivals, but we’re up there”

Ahead of Africa Oyé‘s landmark 25th festival, Janaya Pickett talks to director Paul Duhaney about the past, present and future of the UK’s largest celebration of African culture.

Positive Vibration Festival Feat. The Selecter, Jah Shaka, Sir Coxsone & More: Baltic Triangle

Having won Best New Festival at the UK Festival Awards, Shaun Ponsonby finds Liverpool’s reggae festival upping the ante. 

Cancer Bats Ready Black Sabbath Tribute At Arts Club

As Bat Sabbath head to the Arts Club, Brian Sayle gears up for a heavy night in homage to the Godfathers of Metal.

Tonight at Noon Feat. Thurston Moore & Mugstar: St Georges Hall, Liverpool

Anyone expecting Sonic Youth’s greatest hits would have been sorely disappointed, but David North finds Thurston Moore’s celebration of The Mersey Sound captivating regardless.

Photo Gallery: Liam Gallagher makes emotional return to Manchester’s Ritz

Sakura was at The Ritz to see Liam Gallagher make his live return on a poignant night in Manchester. 

Sound City 2017 Review Feat. John Cale, The Human League, Peaches & More

With Sound City’s tenth anniversary celebrations moving them to a new home, and some extra special one-off shows, Shaun Ponsonby and Paul Riley took in the sights and sounds.

Rating Madonna

From Holiday to Rebel Heart, Shaun Ponsonby celebrates the Queen of Pop by rating Madonna’s entire discography.

Africa Oyé Reveal Full Running Order For 25th Anniversary Festival

Check out all you need to knows for Africa Oyé’s landmark 25th edition.

Liverpool Disco Festival Returning This October

The Liverpool Disco Festival is back! Revving up for their second big event of the year, the Baltic Triangle will once again play host to what is quickly becoming one […]

The Radar: JVCK James

Keeping his ear to the soulful underground, Soulfultiz checks out the debut single from London’s JVCK James.

Shy Billy, Galactic Funk Militia, Elevant & More Announced For Get Up Stand Up

24 Kitchen Street and CMD Presents bring a huge line-up to highlight the continuing impact of gentrification in Liverpool.

Transformer Events Feat. Swans, The Fall, Royal Trux & More: Victoria Warehouse, Manchester

 A line-up that rivals All Tomorrow’s Parties at it’s zenith, Michael Edward heads to Manchester for a humungous night at the Victoria Warehouse.

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