October 28, 2020

Author: Steve Pilkington

Former editor of the CRS magazine 'Rock Society'. Presenter of weekly radio show A Saucerful Of Prog on Rock Radio UK. Author of several music biographies. 70s throwback...

IO EARTH – HOMETOWN XMAS SHOW 15th DECEMBER

Christmas Party at Hare & Hounds Sunday 15th December 2019, 7:00pmHare & Hounds106 High St, Birmingham B14 7JZ, UKSpecial Guests: HekzTickets: £15.00 Doors: 7pmHekz: 7:30pm – 8:30pmIO Earth: 8:45pm – 10:30pm Venue open until 11pm Back in their home town IO Earth bring their eclectic blend of musical styles to the Hare & Hounds for..

GREENSLADE – Sundance: A Collection 73-75 (Esoteric)

If you’re a casual listener – this is probably all you’ll need. If you’re a fan, that Reading track you’ve been after is finally here... Greenslade are one of those peculiarly ‘1970s’ prog bands who had a fairly high profile in that decade yet dropped of the proverbial cliff as the ‘80s dawned (much of..

ANDY SCOTT (SWEET)

The Sweet today: Bruce Bisland, Lee Small, Paul Manzi, Andy Scott. Sweet. Or ‘The Sweet’ if you prefer. To anyone who was fortunate enough to be growing up in the ‘70s, just the mention of the name evokes such a groundswell of nostalgia as to be almost palpable. Mental images of the band on Top..

DAVE COUSINS – Two Weeks Last Summer (Esoteric)

As a slight annex built on to their ongoing Strawbs reissue campaign, Esoteric have unearthed this 1972 solo album by Strawb Supremo Dave Cousins, so named because he did, in fact, record it in two weeks in the Summer of 1972, in between the Strawbs albums Grave New World and Bursting At The Seams. Although..

RPWL – Live From Outer Space (Gentle Art Of Music)

Tight-as-a-drum ensemble playing, even when embarking on lengthy instrumental sojourns This all started, of course, with Pink Floyd. Back in 1997 German proggers RPWL (the initials of the four band members) came together as a Floyd tribute band, and a very, very good one. Within a couple of years, however, they had outgrown the limitations..