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David Mainwood
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Andreas Polyzogopoulos - Conciertos Consentidos, Gijon, Spain 28/10/2016
Some of my musical highlights of 2016 have been the series of jazz and soul concerts organized by Gus Zarrillo and Conciertos Consentidos in Gijon . The quality of gigs has been so invariably high that it's almost a given that a good night's live music is g...

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Fatbeat! Powerhouse Jazz / Funk from Madrid..
Fatbeat! are a   Jazz / Alt Rock  /  Funk /  (whatever) band based in Madrid, Spain . I saw them play a stunning set in a small bar in Gijon, Spain on Friday night, parts of which left me, and the others there fortuitously assembled, quite breath-taken. I g...

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The Flamin' Groovies at the Gijon Sound Festival 15/4/2016
I have always had a soft spot for the Flamin' Groovies . I bought their classic Shake Some Action as soon as it came out in the spring / early summer of 1976 on the strength of the review in the   NME. That album, along with the first Ramones  (which I boug...

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#efl   #esol  #tefl

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The Sonics in Sala Albéniz, Gijon, Spain 8th October 2015
It was packed full. Overfull probably. It was hot. It was fast. And it was loud. It was e verything a good old-fashioned rock'n'roll gig should be. The Sonics really delivered at the Sala Albéniz in in Gijon on Thursday night. For a band whose members have ...

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"Entre Girasoles" - Cooper Live At The Botanical Gardens, Gijon, Spain, 9/8/2015
Cooper Cooper is a four piece Spanish rock band led by Álex Díez Garín,  (vocals, guitar, composer, and ex-leader of another band of Spanish 80s mod revivalists, Los Flechazos).  They’ve been going since the early 2000s and have four albums behind them all ...

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Ryley Walker - Live in Gijon, Spain 8/7/2015
Ryley Walker in Toma 3, Gijon, Spain - Photo, D.Mainwood Ryley Walker is gigging around Spain this July and turned up at the Bar / Book shop Toma 3 in Gijon to play an informal lunchtime acoustic set. Although he started late due to some kind of road accide...

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Finally issued as part of new Sticky Fingers 3CD set

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Now playing Glastonbury.

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The Quarter After. About time for a return?
I've been listening a lot to The Quarter After 's two albums recently. Their exceptional debut album is now 10 years old and the follow up - the psych drenched Notorious Byrd Brothers influenced " Changes Near " came out in 2008. Since then nothing. A massi...
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