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Midge Ure @ The Earl, Atlanta 10-15-16 [part 1]

Like many Americans, Ultravox was not on my radar until I happened to see the video for “Passing Strangers” on a show called “Hollywood Heartbeat” [Bob Welch hosting music videos very pre-MTV] exactly 36 years ago. As someone already listening … Continue reading

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Hugh Cornwell @ Tremont Music Hall 12-5-13

Last Wednesday evening, I had the pleasure of finally seeing a long time favorite in concert. When I say long time, I’ve been a fan of Hugh Cornwell since 1978 when my friend Charles dropped the needle on his copy … Continue reading

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Sparks @ Variety Playhouse 10-23-13 [part 3]

Since I only have the last 27 years of Sparks albums in my Record Cell, there were several songs played that I had never heard before. “Nicotina” from “Angst In My Pants” was one I recognized from the title. While … Continue reading

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Sparks @ Variety Playhouse 10-23-13 [part 2]

The show began with Russell coming out and delivering a few lines into a digital delay with no fanfare, but it soon became apparent that none was needed! They were starting the show with “Your Call Is Very Important To … Continue reading

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Sparks @ Variety Playhouse 10-23-13 [part 1]

I finally heard Sparks after a few years of reading about them when I bought the “Blits” New Wave sampler on RCA back in 1981. The song “Tips For Teens” was the moment of truth. I was impressed… and always … Continue reading

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The XX / Austra @ The Orange Peel 1-30-13

Last night I did something that I rarely do. I went to a concert, but unlike the days of yore, I saw bands that I had never heard before. As a callow youth, I would always buy the latest album … Continue reading

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Nick Lowe @ The Grey Eagle 10-10-12

This was a concert that I had been waiting a loooooong time for. I’d always been an admirer more than a fan of Nick Lowe and the scant number of his releases in the Record Cell is probably in inverse … Continue reading

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