Monthly Archives: August 2014

ArcTanGent: Maths can be fun

For the best part of a decade the tail end of my August was reserved for Reading Festival. I loved the fact that I could watch such a variety of modern indie and rock music with some great friends. But … Continue reading

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Oxjam Line-up: Stronger than builder’s tea

So yesterday the first wave of Oxjam bands were announced for 2014. 16 November is a date to chuck in your diaries now, because there’s more good bands than you can shake a stick at. It’s all for the bargain … Continue reading

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To be or not to be hardcore: Bodyboarding Sountracks and Punk Rock

Extreme sports films have a long history of using great tunes to get the most out of their footage. Punk and surfing properly started getting cosy in Taylor Steele‘s groundbreaking Momentum, which helped to spread SoCal punk. It’s well worth watching … Continue reading

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The People’s Music: Public Enemy and Joanna Gruesome

On Friday I missioned it up to Manchester to watch Joanna Gruesome and Perfect Pussy play Manchester. My mate Jamie and I had a bit of time to kill and ended up at the People’s Museum in Manchester, which charts … Continue reading

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Scriber plays a blinder

With some bands you just get the wrong album at the wrong time. I’d been told many times that I should fall head over heels in love with Conor Oberst‘s Bright Eyes, but when I got around to listening to Lifted … Continue reading

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