What is Punk?

What is punk? An infamous question once asked around a local music forum before the days of social networks. But the question still remains valid to this day, can you define the punk sound? The Oxford Dictionary tells us this: a loud, fast-moving, and aggressive form of rock music, popular…

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Pay As You Go

A local new band gig taking place on a rainy night in a city centre venue can be hit and miss when it comes to audience numbers. It seems an age old story of bands playing to small numbers, venues and artists receiving very little in the way of profit for…

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Open Mic Night – Good or Bad?

There seems to be a wave of ‘open mic’ nights sprouting up everywhere. Maybe it’s a case of people embracing social networks to promote their events or even the fact that I have started to look for them that is making me think there has been an increase. So what,…

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What Has Happened To Music?

I’m not the only one. I know every middle aged person out there in the World asks themselves at least once a day, ‘What has happened to music?’ Lets just first define middle age. I think a fair age range to cover the middle age tag is 35 years –…

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