Heading South (West)

Friday, 30 June 2006, 20:17 | Category : Uncategorized
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As of tonight, The Daily Growl will close down for a week or so, as I head down to Cornwall for a wee holiday with Mrs Growl. However, there may be the odd rogue posting by a mysterious guest. I guess we’ll all just have to wait and see…
Before I go a couple of [...]

The best of June

Thursday, 29 June 2006, 21:32 | Category : Uncategorized
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Shockingly early this month. Probably because I’m going on holiday at the weekend. So here are my quickly-assembled picks for June.
Album of the MonthCamera Obscura – Let’s Get Out of This Country
It just has to be. I can’t get enough of this album at the moment!
Download: Camera Obscura - Dory Previn
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Wednesday, 28 June 2006, 16:38 | Category : Uncategorized
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So, no gigs this week, but I still got to watch some live music yesterday. Well, sort of live. Thanks to Time Out I went to see a preview screening of Awesome! I Fuckin’ Shot That! , the new Beastie Boys movie (out in the UK on 7 July I think).
It was a bit [...]

The Daily Growl vs. Music Like Dirt

Wednesday, 28 June 2006, 16:13 | Category : Uncategorized
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Check out fellow London music blogger Music Like Dirt for a wee joint project, which he’d previously started. It’s a kinda blogger’s juke box jury where he gave me three tracks to listen to and review and I reciprocated. He’s posted our reviews of our own tracks, and what we thought of each other’s.
If you’ve [...]

Disco Pogo for Punks in Pumps - Volume 7

Tuesday, 27 June 2006, 12:48 | Category : Uncategorized
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Swiftly onwards then on our Jockey journey. This stop’s at Disco Pogo number 7 (skipping 6. ‘cos I don’t have it). On the cover (as you may be able to see) is Trevor Jackson, for a big feature on his Output label (looks like it’s still going, maybe just not so uber-cool as it [...]

Lily goes live

Monday, 26 June 2006, 11:19 | Category : Uncategorized
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So Lily Allen then. I’ve not posted on her yet, mainly because it wouldn’t have been anything that hasn’t been posted or said already, although there is a lot of love for Lily at Daily Growl Towers. So here I was, thinking I had something new – live Lily tunes from a session for [...]

Soul Gospel Sunday

Sunday, 25 June 2006, 22:43 | Category : Uncategorized
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Since it’s Sunday (just), let’s have some gospel. Particularly soul gospel. Last year’s brilliant Soul Gospel from the peerless Soul Jazz records brought some soul-gospel gems, which if not all religious or spiritual, they’re all from artists who had all started their singing in the church. Here’s a mere three as a sampler, [...]

The Early Years @ Madame Jo Jo’s

Friday, 23 June 2006, 16:48 | Category : Uncategorized
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Tuesday night wasn’t a good night to put on a gig. Especially since fans of loud guitar rock tend to the male side of the population, and that same gender may have just been a wee bit more keen on watching England’s World Cup exploits than indie rock. Even for just one evening. The [...]

King Creosote Rules - OK?

Wednesday, 21 June 2006, 21:36 | Category : Uncategorized
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That title could be read in an aggressive “What you lookin’ at” kinda way, but that wouldn’t be fitting for Kenny Anderson, the man who calls himself King Creosote. He seems like such a nice guy, with his quiet demeanour and self-effacing style. I found this out during his solo acoustic mini-tour of London [...]

Disco Pogo for Punks in Pumps - Volume 5

Tuesday, 20 June 2006, 17:20 | Category : Uncategorized
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It’s been a while since the last Disco Pogo post, so here’s volume 5, from April 2003. The magazine which featured The Rapture, Grooverider, Zongamin, and Ralph Myerz and the Jack Herren Band (whatever happened to the latter two?). The CD is another goodie, and hard to select only a few tracks from, but I’ve [...]