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Concert Review: Nikki Lane, December 6, Horseshoe Tavern

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Though she’s collaborated with a wide variety of artists across different genres, running the gamut from Lana Del Rey to Spiritualized to QOTSA frontman Josh Homme (who produced her most recent album, Denim & Diamonds), at her core, Nikki Lane is pure country. With a sound inspired by old school honky-tonk and outlaw country sounds with a bit of a rock ‘n roll edge, Lane definitely grabbed the attention of the packed crowd at the Horseshoe on Tuesday, including in …

Song of the Day: The Waeve – Kill Me Again

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Photo credit: Steve Gullick Amongst the big Britpop-related stories of late is the news that Blur would be reuniting for a few shows next year, including a pair of just announced dates in Barcelona and Madrid for Primavera Sound. But that’s not the only Blur-adjacent project in the news. Also of note is The Waeve, a collaboration between Rose Elinor Dougall and Blur guitarist Graham Coxon, who will be releasing their self-titled debut album on February 3 of next year. …

Song of the Day: Cloth – Sidecar

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“Sidecar” is the latest single from Glasgow’s Cloth, taken from their Low Sun EP, out now on Rock Action Records. Check it out.

Concert Review: Suede, Manic Street Preachers, November 24, Massey Hall

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I’m not sure if there was an official name given to the Manic Street Preachers/Suede co-headlining tour which just wrapped up with its final date last night at Massey Hall, but based on the night’s performance from Suede, might I suggest the Brett Anderson Tries His Best To Catch COVID tour? I kid, of course, but it certainly seemed like the Suede frontman has moved well past the need for social distancing. He made that fairly clear as he ventured …