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Diet Cig — Swear I'm Good At This

Review: Diet Cig — Swear I’m Good At This

The New York pop-punk duo DIET CIG have announced their debut album Swear I’m Good At This will be released via Frenchkiss Records on April 7th. Alex Luciano and Noah Bowman have been playing together for three years and are already widely known for their snappy live shows. If 1975 Blondie had just comprised of just Debbie & Clem they might ...

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Girlschool Reissues

RAMzine Classic: Girlschool — Demolition, Hit And Run + Screaming Blue Murder

Girlschool, formed in the intoxicating years of the NWOBHM movement, and are the longest serving New Wave rock band in the world, comprising all women. The band remains active today after more than 35 years. Formed from the remains of a Wandsworth, South London school cover-band — they called themselves “Painted Lady” — Girlschool enjoyed the strong media exposure and ...

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The Train Kept A-Rollin by Spencer Vignes

The Train Kept A-Rollin by Spencer Vignes — Book Review

Freight railways were the only means of transportation for the bluesmen of yesteryear. The musicians jumped into the back car not just because they couldn’t afford a passenger ticket but often because they weren’t allowed on board a service that had been designated ‘whites only.’ Hours spent with other artists hidden away in the cattle sections, perhaps armed with rhythm ...

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Blackberry Smoke - Like an Arrow

Review: Blackberry Smoke – Like an Arrow

If you hear the word “Americana” and your face turns sour and your eyes come-over all glassy — Wait a minute. Figure this: Americana is not just comforting and middle-class, you know. Dylan is Americana. Springsteen is Americana. Where would we be without Johnny Cash? Or Willie Nelson? Those dudes live ‘n’ breath rebellion. Protest is strong in their heart, ...

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sonic-syndicate-confessions

Review: Sonic Syndicate — Confessions

The heavy metal outfit SONIC SYNDICATE from Falkenberg in Sweden recently underwent a sonic change. They also switched personnel. Out went bass player Karin Axelsson and drummer John Bengtsson. In came Michel Bärzén [bass] and Peter on drums. In fact the only member of the original organized union of like-minded souls is Robin Sjunnesson on guitar. Then the band underwent ...

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Dan Reed Network

Interview with Dan Reed

The DNR [Dan Reed Network] was founded by Dan Reed in Portland, Oregon in 1984. They established themselves in the late 1980s-early 1990s. Their album The Heat reached #15 in the UK charts in July 1991. The band went on tour with the Rolling Stones, were signed to be on the Polydor label with band-mates such as Bon Jovi and ...

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massive

Review: Massive – Destination Somewhere

MASSIVE are the giants of Melbourne based Australian rock. Having burst onto the scene in 2012 — within just six months the band were already playing a showcase in Los Angeles. Back home in Oz their reputation for being rock’s hardest road-warriors was cemented by their increasingly loaded and astonishingly frenzied stage performances. Over the years they have continued to ...

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Skarlett, by ©Neil Mach-2015

Review: Dames of Darkness Festival 2015

The fifth edition of The Dames of Darkness bash took place over two days on 9th-10th May 2015 at the excellent Robin 2 venue in Bilston. RAMZine attended to report on the festivities. Day One Opening the festival on day one was The Fall of Eve – a symphonic rock project formed by formed by Laura Tracey (Evangeline) with Michael ...

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haywood

Heyward Howkins ‘Hale & Hearty’ Album Review

Combining pop, folk, rock and narrative song writing, the début release from Heyward Howkins ‘The Hale & Hearty’ features songs grounded in his local (Philadelphia, PA) surroundings, but his mellow songs also meander, sometimes more by chance, into whimsically imaginative worlds. Heyward first gleaned attention in the early 2000s as the lead guitarist for ‘The Trouble With Sweeney’. Howkins is ...

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AOwls

Autumn Owls ‘Between Buildings, Toward The Sea’ Album Review

Autumn Owls formed and began preparing ideas in 2007, when the Dublin three-piece of Gary McFarlane (guitar, vocals), Adam Browne (bass) and Will Purtill (drums) began writing and recording in a converted shed. Autumn Owls recorded their first full-length album ‘Between Buildings, Toward The Sea’ in April 2012, working with Brian Deck (Califone, Modest Mouse, Iron and Wine) in Chicago. ...

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