Mestisa cover

After a family tea to say goodbye to Marisa (who’s off to travel around Europe and then India before starting Uni) we popped along to 7 in Chapel Allerton to see our favourite Latin American band Mestisa. Ana Luisa (Chile) Barbara (Germany) Tenley (USA) and Mike (UK) are a tight unit with a rich sound. ...

laura

I suspect that like many, I first heard Laura Cantrell on John Peels show. He had a soft spot for her and plugged her ‘Not the trembling kind’ LP relentlessly (“It’s sweet 16 this year”). She also has a new LP out of BBC sessions from around that time. Pure country music – no frills, ...

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QUIMS ultimate band

Jez had been holding a dream for some time to form a QUIMS Supergroup.  He had pitched the idea before only to be knocked back due to the apparent complexity of the idea.  Basically everyone would nominate their singer, guitarist, bass player, drummer and other band members, bringing a playlist along with an example of ...

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Mitsu was over from Paris for her birthday (not allowed to tell you which one) so we squeezed in a gig amongst her other activities. The Blind Shake were supposed to be playing with Swami John Reis but when 'All Tomorrows Parties' was cancelled - so was the gig. Betunizer still made it over from ...

TMG

We always look to see if there's a gig 0n when attending the Staffordshire Conference on Clinical Biomechanics and managed one this year. Earlier at the UK Footwear Science meeting we'd learnt how knowing what brand of shoe you're wearing affects their comfort, how different football boots can affect the accuracy of free kicks.....and on ...