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British veterans of space rock, Hawkwind released a new concept album, promoted with a 2016 tour... Soundchecks reviews their CD of
The Machine Stops, while poet extraordinarire Pete 'Cardinal' Cox reports on the band's live performance: Hawkwind in Stamford.
Is there life after TOTP? John Otway and 'Wild' Willy Barrett perform live on the Isle Of Wight, as part
of their Final Straw tour... Meanwhile, we also review documentary feature Otway The Movie - Steve Barker's enjoyable biographical portrait of a uniquely
talented cult hero of distinctly British rock 'n' roll.
Canadian band Rush have finally released new album Clockwork Angels, featuring two songs premiered on
stage during their recent Time Machine tour, one show of which was recorded last year for DVD
Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland.
If prog-rockers Caravan had to do it all over again... would they do it
any differently? Andrew Darlington interviews Pye Hastings to coincide with the release of the 3-CD
deluxe edition (May 2011) of In The Land Of Grey And Pink by Caravan.
US pop's official spokesmen for surfing, cars, and girls (perhaps not in that order?) The Beach Boys were international hit makers whose
1960s' music swept the world, and their story of summer continues today. British reviewers Andrew Darlington and J.C. Hartley comment on a couple
of recent DVD releases... An American Band and Summer Dreams.
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