Category Archives: Shine a Light

AC/DC: Baby, Please Don’t Go

In the wake of news that AC/DC are on the verge of retirement, Joe Daly insists they must be considered along with the Beatles, the Stones and Zeppelin as one of the greatest bands in history. Continue reading

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Almost True: The Real, Realer and Realest of the Music Movies

Hard-touring bassist Robert Burke Warren celebrates a selection of movies that capture the authentic essence of life in a working band. Continue reading

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Lou Reed: Rock and Roll’s Dark, Beautiful Heart

How Lou Reed’s appetite for risk and a complete indifference to other people’s definitions of success and failure painted him as the most influential artist of our generation. Continue reading

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Walking on Sunshine

In the halcyon days of 80s-era MTV, Katrina and the Waves provide the soundtrack to blossoming and scorched earth finale to a teenage love affair, amid sci-fi, Satanism and Chuck E. Cheese. Continue reading

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Same as the Old Boss

Is there really all that much of a difference between Bruce Springsteen and Jay Z? Continue reading

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Cosmetic Polemic – The New York Dolls, Make-up and Me

For Thom Cuell, the New York Dolls were more than just a garage band from America–they were an unlikely source of inspiration at the very time he most needed it. Continue reading

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Get In: Thumbing It With Seattle’s Kinski

Author and grunge historian Steven Tow shines a light on Seattle’s Kinski, giving a guided tour through the band’s unique and ever-changing catalog. Continue reading

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The Improbable Masterpiece: An Interview with Ken Caillat

Weeklings Music Editor Joe Daly talks to legendary record producer Ken Caillat about his book, “Making Rumours” and the mind-blowing story behind the making of one of the greatest records in history. Continue reading

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The Half That Has Never Been Told

DEREK BARDOWELL explores the mystifying journey of mercurial reggae artist Sizzla, and finds himself facing a series of uncomfortable questions about art, politics and faith. Continue reading

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Shine a Light: Anathema, Weather Systems

The aim of our “Shine a Light” series is to bring attention to unjustly obscure artists and albums, and although still fairly recent, and highly-praised in certain sectors, Weather Systems is precisely the type of album which deserves to be shared with a larger audience. Continue reading

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