Tag Archives: Tour

Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 25]

[continued from last post] Commenter Jordan in the previous post made a supremely cogent comment about OMD’s creative conundrum by 1985: “What was the missing link? It could not have been just trying to write bland music for the market. … Continue reading

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Nick Lowe Coming To Town… Possibly Yours (con Los Straitjackets)

It pays to be proactive in your Internet wanderings. Just this morning, I thought that maybe it was time to take a glimpse at the concert calendar for The Grey Eagle; the local club that seems to get the bulk … Continue reading

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Ferry Comes Within Striking Distance; Monk Takes Bait!

As long-term readers may remember, the last time I saw Bryan Ferry in the flesh, he was not singing, but speaking about his career in 2014 in Chicago at the Museum Of Contemporary Art. That was fun to see for … Continue reading

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Heaven 17 + Blancmange: Two Great Tastes That Taste Great Together

The last few weeks have seen me slightly obsessed* with Heaven 17’s sophomore triumph album “The Luxury Gap.” I’ve had to resist listening to it on a loop in my car for days at a time. The killer cut this month, after … Continue reading

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Organ Auction Time: OMD To Tour UK With John Foxx + The Maths As Opening Act – Monk Melts Down!

I found out about this pairing last week. In the Monk’s Universe, there is a hierarchy. Sure sure. Bowie/Roxy/Eno/Cale are at the apex, but the highest tier apart from that holds a handful of [mostly English] bands whom make up … Continue reading

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