• Dan Hicks

    10th February 2016

    Ace’s Alec Palao remembers Dan Hicks, former Charlatan and leader of the Hot Licks, who died on 6 February 2016 of cancer.

    It’s hard for me to offer the standard obituary for Dan Hicks. He really was a one-off, and I am truly honoured that I had the opportunity to work with him on more than one occasion. It’s also hard to categorize his style of music, although one oft-used description was folk-jazz, or as Dan would joke, “fo-jazz.” Western swing, bluegrass, ragtime and the blues all fit in there somewhere too, but it’s Hicks’ lyrical persona, the drily witty erudite raconteur with a keen eye for observation, that elevates him to the ranks of the truly inspired. ‘Canned Music,’ ‘I Scare Myself,’ ‘How Can I Miss You When You Won’t Go Away,’ ‘Capo On My Brain,’ ‘Euphonious Whale,’ and so many others: his legacy is a finely-honed, devastatingly-humoured cache of brilliance.

  • Lemmy Kilmister


    2nd January 2016

    Lemmy was one of the last of the original generation of true rock’n’rollers.

  • Little Bob Blues Bastards

    Little Bob Story * London date Postponed *

    29th December 2015

    ** We regret to inform you that Little Bob's London date has been postponed until the spring. (Bob had a bad fall in Le Harve yesterday and broke his arm in two places). **

    Legendary French rockers Little Bob Story see their classic 1977 album "Off The Rails" reissued this month and to celebrate, their frontman plays a super-rare London show with his new band Little Bob Blues Bastards at the 100 Club.

  • Independent Label Market

    Independent Label Market

    27th November 2015

    We're pleased to announce we'll be at the Independent Label Market in Spitalfields this weekend. Please come down and join us!


  • Motorhead

    Obituary - Phil Taylor

    17th November 2015

    I was saddened to learn of the death last Wednesday of Phil Taylor, the great Motorhead drummer. I first met Taylor when Lemmy brought him and Eddie Clark to meet me in a pub opposite our office in Camden Town in March 1977.

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