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20 Mothers Turns 20 - Julian Cope's 20 Mothers was originally released Halloween 1995. 20 years later it sounds sprightly yet poignant: a number of dark prophecies contained within the songs are only now being realised, yet a number of hopeful predictions didn't quite come to pass.

10 Best Shoegaze Songs Loud, Crunchy, Hazy – The 10 Best Shoegaze Songs - To celebrate the triumphant return of Ride, we're going to revel in all that is loud, crunchy and hazy by listing the 10 best shoegaze songs from that magnificent first wave!
Ride Liverpool Academy Ride – Liverpool Academy - 25 years to the day of the release of the seminal Nowhere, Ride assemble in Liverpool to make some ears bleed once more. Resident shoegazer James "Reverb" Wilkes reports.
Leeds Cockpit In Memorandum: The Cockpit, Leeds (1994 – 2014) - Just over a year ago, one of the most influential and renowned small venues in the UK closed their heavy metal mirror doors for good. Alex Coates mourns.
The Ganjas Liverpool Psych Fest 2015 Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia 2015 - Here comes the sound of confusion! The Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia is back and better than ever. We're ready to have our minds blown once more.
Sam Dook and Mike Watt are Cuz, touring the UK and some of Europes nicer bits in August and September. Photo by Ian Parton. Interview: Mike Watt tours new project Cuz - Bass legend Mike Watt talks to FCK LDN about Iggy and the Stooges, Minutemen and his new band Cuz as he embarks on a tour across the UK.
Vennart Leicester Vennart & British Theatre – Leicester Firebug - The math rocker who came in from the cold - ex of Oceansize, Mike Vennart plays a pair of sets to prepare his two bands for the weekend's ArcTanGent Festival.
Ultimate Painting Rough Trade Nottingham Ultimate Painting – Rough Trade Nottingham - Playing a short set in the attic above a Nottingham record store, Ultimate Painting's poignant and unassuming music is practically perfect in every way.