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Author Archives: Elaine Borthwick

Concert Review: Lyrically Justified (Various Artists), Carpe Diem, Leeds, Monday 27th October 2008

Real local music culture is alive and well in the UK despite the fame game. Read More »

TV Review: Big Brother 9 (UK) – Surprise Double Eviction on Day 90 – Mohamed and Kathreya

Kathreya and Mohamed are evicted from the house on day 90 in a surprise double eviction. Who deserves to win? Read More »

Not Harry Potter: What Were Your Favourite Childhood Reads?

My top-ten (ish) favourite childhood books. What did you read? Read More »

Music Review: The Gossip Live at Amsterdam Melkweg on European Tour

The Gossip have been touring Europe, and their live performances validate all the hype. Read More »

Concert Review: Devo Live At The Manchester Apollo

Devo have been touring in Europe this Summer - much to the delight of Spuds, old and new. Read More »

Music Reviews: Queens Of The Stone Age Era Vulgaris; The 88 Over and Over; Scissors for Lefty Underhanded Romance

Three albums I'll be playing to death this Summer. Watch out for your sister if they get their hands on her... Read More »

Music Review: Suzanne Vega – Beauty and Crime

Suzanne Vega's new album Beauty and Crime is a femme fatale who will seduce you, spit you out, and leave you asking for more. Read More »

Music Review: Wax Poetic: Brasil, Istanbul, and Copenhagen

Wax Poetic's vibrant global eclecticism on CD trilogy demonstrates why you should see them on tour this Summer. Read More »

Music Review: Bassnectar – Underground Communication

Bassnectar's latest album is eclectic and intelligent - but is it more nectar than bass? Read More »

Should Children Play With Toy Guns?

Fun with guns - or no gun, no fun? Read More »