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Pitchfork
The Fall: Live at the Witch Trials/Dragnet Album Reviewnature. The Fall came together in Manchester in 1976, the year punk conflagrate
The Fall: Live at the Witch Trials/Dragnet Album Review
Pitchfork / Posted 9 days ago
nature. The Fall came together in Manchester in 1976, the year punk conflagrated across England. Its working-class founder Mark E. Smith and his crew immediately hopscotched over punk, delivering an EP in 1978 (Bingo-Master’s Break-Out!) that... Read more
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The New Statesman
Are we really living in the age of the second Renaissance?In pop music, there’s no limit to the number of times you can find yourself bac
Are we really living in the age of the second Renaissance?
The New Statesman / Posted 13 days ago
In pop music, there’s no limit to the number of times you can find yourself back at the bottom. Brix Smith Start, the bombshell Beverly Hills arts student who married Mark E Smith aged 20 and spent six years in Manchester’s most chaotic band, the... Read more
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The New Statesman
A case for Brixit: the escape and reinvention of the Fall’s first ladyIn pop music, there’s no limit to the number of times you can find yourself bac
A case for Brixit: the escape and reinvention of the Fall’s first lady
The New Statesman / Posted 14 days ago
In pop music, there’s no limit to the number of times you can find yourself back at the bottom. Brix Smith Start, the bombshell Beverly Hills arts student who married Mark E Smith aged 20 and spent six years in Manchester’s most chaotic band, the... Read more
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Wakefield Today
Gig preview: Brix and The Extricated at Long Division festival, WakefieldThere’s a recurring motif in Brix Smith Start’s engaging rock ’n’ roll memoir T
Gig preview: Brix and The Extricated at Long Division festival, Wakefield
Wakefield Today / Posted 18 days ago
There’s a recurring motif in Brix Smith Start’s engaging rock ’n’ roll memoir The Rise, The Fall and The Rise about her experiences of visiting Disneyland in California. “It represented different things in different times of my life,” says the... Read more
22d
The New Statesman
Why Radiohead are at the top of a game no-one else knows how to playsound of Mellow Magic drifts from the dashboard. “Do this for a living, do you?
Why Radiohead are at the top of a game no-one else knows how to play
The New Statesman / Posted 22 days ago
sound of Mellow Magic drifts from the dashboard. “Do this for a living, do you?” the driver will often ask. “No, mate. Barely anyone does.” It’s almost a redundant question, like asking a teaching assistant about their offshore tax... Read more
22d
The New Statesman
When I'm not cleaning windows: the joy of being in a part-time bandsound of Mellow Magic drifts from the dashboard. “Do this for a living, do you?
When I'm not cleaning windows: the joy of being in a part-time band
The New Statesman / Posted 22 days ago
sound of Mellow Magic drifts from the dashboard. “Do this for a living, do you?” the driver will often ask. “No, mate. Barely anyone does.” It’s almost a redundant question, like asking a teaching assistant about their offshore tax... Read more
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Bolton News
Bolton's part in the historic Sex Pistols Free Trade Hall gig — 40 years ago this weekplayed a gig in Manchester which would change music forever. But Bolton also ha
Bolton's part in the historic Sex Pistols Free Trade Hall gig — 40 years ago this week
Bolton News / Posted 26 days ago
played a gig in Manchester which would change music forever. But Bolton also had an important part to play in this landmark moment in music, in which punk burst onto the national stage. Reporter Andrew Bardsley explains. Two students at the... Read more

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