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  • 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

    Lemmy

    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!

     

    www.independentlabelmarket.com

  • 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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