Archive for the ‘PopJunkie freebies, announcements etc’ Category

Stars to turn out for Breast Cancer Awareness Gig

September 19, 2006

Louis_rialtoSean Hannam, PopJunkie scribe, has organised a Breast Cancer Awareness Gig after the tragic passing of his mum from secondary breast cancer. The Breast Cancer Benefit Gig  will take place on Wednesday October 4th, upstairs at The Old Queens Head, Islington (44, Essex Rd, London, N1 8LN).

October is officially Breast Cancer awareness month, and Sean has booked four great acts to play acoustic sets along with DJs to make for an excellent evening with a superb cause. It promises to be lots of fun, and also, a great way of supporting the cause. The line-up features Louis Eliot from Britpoppers, Rialto, along with other great guests. All proceeds will go to Breast Cancer Care, the UK’s leading charity for breast cancer support and information.

Read over for full line-up.

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PopJunkie Ed in playing records shocker!

August 30, 2006

Love_shepherd_sunOk, time for some self promotion. Yours truly will be spinning records at this Friday’s monthly Manchester shindig of the Love Shepherd. So after all this ranting and raving about various tunes, you can now put my record collection to the test. I’ll be playing psych, garage and rock & roll alongside B-Music aficionados, Lee Janda and Goff, as well as John Stammers (fresh from his Green Man adventure). And then there is the one man house fire, Sir John MacKenzie.

Expect Tropicalia, Kraut, Mod R’n’B, Psych, Prog, Garage, Folk, Country and more in the basement of The Dry Bar (once owned by Factory Records) on Oldham St, which is situated in the city centre of Manchester.

Mof Gimmers

Click here to see the Love Shepherd MySpace site, and to hear the Love Shepherd jukebox.

LOVE SHEPHERD, 1st Friday of every month, Dry Bar Basement, Oldham St.

Ranting about ‘the majors’ – Alan McGee speaks out again

July 27, 2006

McgeeHe gave us Creation, and long championed the Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine and the Super Furry Animals. Alan McGee is the head boy of PopTones, and is now making it his mission to expose the horrible truth behind the major corporations running… and ruining music. With a gonzo style attitude, and a fire in his gut, he slays Robbie Williams and the ‘tits and arse’ showcases of the music industry… and offers a word of warning to new bands.

Music is dead, long live music. Read over to the B Side to hear McGee’s words.

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Ranting about ‘the majors’ – Alan McGee speaks out again

July 27, 2006

McgeeHe gave us Creation, and long championed the Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine and the Super Furry Animals. Alan McGee is the head boy of PopTones, and is now making it his mission to expose the horrible truth behind the major corporations running… and ruining music. With a gonzo style attitude, and a fire in his gut, he slays Robbie Williams and the ‘tits and arse’ showcases of the music industry… and offers a word of warning to new bands.

Music is dead, long live music. Read over to the B Side to hear McGee’s words.

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Ranting about ‘the majors’ – Alan McGee speaks out again

July 27, 2006

McgeeHe gave us Creation, and long championed the Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine and the Super Furry Animals. Alan McGee is the head boy of PopTones, and is now making it his mission to expose the horrible truth behind the major corporations running… and ruining music. With a gonzo style attitude, and a fire in his gut, he slays Robbie Williams and the ‘tits and arse’ showcases of the music industry… and offers a word of warning to new bands.

Music is dead, long live music. Read over to the B Side to hear McGee’s words.

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Ace GaragePunk Podcasts for your ears!

July 24, 2006

GaragepunkpodcastFans of Garage Punk may or may not be aware of the sterling work done over at the Wayback Machine, also known as GaragePunk.com. The site features blinding snotty garage tunes, some you know, a fair few you don’t. So obviously, with the podcasts put out, and the tracklisting that goes with it, you can get yourself some excellent little tips.

As with most Garage Punk things, there is a healthy dose of Rockabilly, Rock & Roll, and good old fashion punk thrown in to make you hips crumble and ears bleed.

Mof Gimmers

Mercury Prize shortlist announced

July 19, 2006

Guillemots The Shortlist for the Mercury Music Prize has been announced, and as usual, it is dominated by Indie bands. First up, are the nations fave band to fawn over, The Guillemots, and their debut, ‘Through the Windowpane’. Also up, is Scott Walker-esque Richard Hawley and his cracking ‘Coles Corner’ LP. A good outside bet for any gamblers out there. Favourite to win is the all conquering  Arctic Monkeys with their debut, which became the fastest selling debut album of all time.

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Send a review; win a Philips Shoqbox

September 26, 2005

Shoqbox_1 Convinced that Dylan never made a more hummable album than his late 70s Bible-bashing epic Slow Train Coming? Or that Nirvana never bettered Bleach? Or that Northern Uproar were the band Oasis could have been.

Well welcome to your spiritual home. For we at PopJunkie might not share all your crackpot views, but we’d certainly love to read about them. So send in reviews of your favourite critically unacclaimed masterpieces and we’ll publish the best and funniest ones. To make it worth your while our mates at Philips have given us a Shoqbox mini MP3 music system to give away to the scribe who delivers each month’s most side-splittingly hilarious review. So share your dirty pop secrets with us and who knows you could be grooving to Transvision Vamp on your new music player.

Send ’em here