Tagged: Independent rock

Jagwar Ma

Jagwar Ma – Live At Glastonbury 2016 – Past Daily Soundbooth: Festival Edition

Jagwar Ma, in concert at Glastonbury 2016, recorded by the venerable BBC 6 Music on June 25th this year. As I said before, there must be something in the Australian water supply, as that country has been cranking out more than their fair share of mind-melting bands of late. Tame...

Department S

Department S – In Session 1980 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Department S – In session for John Peel – November 19, 1980 – BBC Radio 1 – Another short-lived band of the Dawn of New Wave era. Department S were named after a popular 60s TV show. They had evolved from an earlier Punk/Ska band, Guns for Hire and emerged...

Modern English

Modern English In Session 1980 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Modern-English-Peel-Session-Nov.-11-1980 – BBC Radio 1 – Early glimpses of New Wave tonight, by way of Modern English, a band who not only pioneered a new genre in music, but also achieved hit-making cross-over status. Formed in 1979, Modern English were a four-piece from Colchester who bore a strong resemblance to...

Kevin Ayers

Kevin Ayers – Live At Radio Bremen 1976 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

When news surfaced, some three years ago, that Kevin Ayers had died, it was one of those shocking and sad occasions that instantly recalled all those contributions he had made over the decades and how much had gone unnoticed. Ayers was a founding member of the iconic Soft Machine, whose...

The Vapors

The Vapors In Concert 1981 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Vapors in concert from Guildford and recorded by BBC Radio 1 on February 11, 1981. Sadly, The Vapors, like many bands from the beginnings of Rock n’ Roll, were often relegated to “one-hit wonder” status – it certainly wasn’t their fault. As is evidenced by this concert, The Vapors...

The Housemartins

The Housemartins – In Session – 1987 – Past Daily Soundbooth: Peel Edition

The Housemartins – in session for John Peel – BBC Radio 1 – November 3, 1987 – Further evidence the 80s produced a wide playing field of bands and artists. The Housemartins described themselves as Christian-Marxists, but the Press said they were Jangle Pop who moved into Alternative as their...

Blossoms

Blossoms – Live At Glastonbury 2016 – Past Daily Soundbooth: Festival Edition

Blossoms – Glastonbury 2016. Recorded on June 24th by the venerable (and always amazing) BBC 6 Music. It occurred to me that I ran another Blossoms concert earlier this month and one last year. Okay, I’m a fan and it’s good to hear them get the audience and the press...

Sivert Høyem – In Session At Into The Great Wide Open 2014 – Nights At The Roundtable: Rock Without Borders/Session Edition

. . .or Click on the link here for Audio Player: Sivert Høyem – In Session at Into The Great Wide Open 2014 – VPRO/3VOOR Staying in Europe this week with a session from Sivert Høyem, Norwegian singer-songwriter and former frontman for the band Madrugada until their breakup in 2007,...

Racing Glaciers – Live At London Calling-2 – Nights At The Roundtable: New Faces/Winter Festival Edition

Or click on the link here for Audio Player – Racing Glaciers – Live at London Calling-2 – November 1, 2014 – VPRO/3VOOR12 No sooner have the Summer Festivals wrapped up and gone into the history books, but the Winter Festivals are kicking off. Tonight it’s the legendary London Calling...

Patti Smith – Live At The Cellar Door, Washington D.C. – 1976 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Click on the link here for Audio Player – The Patti Smith Group – Live At The Cellar Door, Washington D.C. – 1976 The inimitable Patti Smith this weekend – during the formative and explosive years of the New York Punk movement. Few could be considered as iconic during this...