The Screaming Target discusses how the pandemic has affected the music industry, and also reviews some of the latest tunes reaching the Nerve office.
Hey ho, here we are still in March, and still they come, The Screaming Target reviews a second batch of releases before they slip through the net.
The Screaming Target reviews the latest round of February and March releases, navigating a path through the ever present landfill indie as it’s called in the trade.
The Screaming Target says “Welcome back to the new releases, we may still be in lockdown folks, but the music still keeps coming and it’s alright”.
The Screaming Target has returned and is here to review the new batch of releases to be found in this post-lockdown Blighty we now unwittingly find ourselves embedded in.
Richard Lewis reviews the gig by West Coast inspired Liverpool quartet The Garnetts who played at the Cavern on 20th February 2020.
Rob Harrison reviews Inside Out, the debut album by Úna Quinn.
The Screaming Target reviews the new music releases to be found in and around the Nerve office, this time it’s the Political One with Vile Assembly, Beans On Toast and Cerrone.
The Screaming Target reviews the new music releases to be found in and around the Nerve office these past two months including Cigarettes After Sex, Emel Mathlouthi and Gazel.
Colin Serjent and his camera visited Africa Oye, the UK’s biggest live festival of African music and culture, which took place in Sefton Park over the weekend of 22nd and 23rd June.
Rob Harrison is back with reviews of the new offerings of albums for May and June including A Certain Ratio and Charly Bliss.
Joe Coventry reviews the album Last Year’s News, the final part of multi-talented Neil Campbell’s Flood Trilogy.
Steve Moss reviews the Smithdown Road Festival which took place over the May Day bank holiday weekend.
Darren Guy reviews the concert The Joni Mitchell Songbook performed by Court and Spark, five of the North West’s most experienced musicians celebrating the music of Joni Mitchell at the Capstone Theatre.
Joe Coventry reviews the Liverpool International Jazz Festival, now in its seventh year with headline artists including Darius Brubeck Quartet, Atom String Quartet and Vein.
Rob Harrison reviews the gig by Valeras, supported by Indica Gallery and Shards at Phase 1.
Rob Harrison reviews White Denim, the four-piece rock band from Austin, Texas, on tour at the Liverpool 02 Academy.
The Screaming Target returns to review the latest releases to be found in the Nerve office.
Rob Harrison reviews Punk in the Picton, the Punk Rock 1976-1978 Exhibition on at Liverpool Central Library till 3rd March 2019.
The Screaming Target returns, this month delving into the world of Alt-Country and reviewing the latest releases to be found in the Nerve office.
Rob Harrison reviews Flatlands Rising, the second EP by Liverpool acoustic duo Geoghegan Jackson.
Rob Harrison reviews the gig at The Arts Club by Sports Team, The Strange Collective and headliners Hinds, all the way from Madrid.
Joe Coventry reviews the concert at the Capstone Theatre by Anglo-Scandinavian three-piece jazz band Phronesis, performing music from their recently-released album, We Are All.
The Screaming Target is back with reviews of the new offerings of albums for September and October including The Beta Band and Karine Polwart.
Rob Harrison reviews the gig by Danish psychobilly band PowerSolo at Maguires Pizza Parlor.
Rob Harrison reviews This Remedy, the new album by American country rockers Larry And His Flask, out on Xtra Mile Records on October 12th.
Rob Harrison reviews Performance, the new album by White Denim, out on City Slang Records.
Rob Harrison reviews the new Idles album, Joy As An Act of Resistance, out now on On Partisan Records.
Released on Jah Wobble Records Reviewed by Rob Harrison The new album by ex-Public Image bass player Jah Wobble, is influenced by the French new wave filmmaker Frances Truffaut and the sights and sounds of London, Brighton, and Manchester. It is a veritable smorgasbord of variable musical delights. It appears to be not defined by any one genre and in many ways does not fit into a conceptual whole as
Jennifer Walker reviews the disco musical, Mam! I’m ‘Ere,
on at The Royal Court until 11th August.
Rob Harrison reviews After The Flood, the new album by Neil Campbell with Marty Snape, Roger Gardiner and Viktor Nordberg, released on 13th July.
Review and photographs by Colin Serjent of Africa Oye Festival 2018, held in Sefton Park over the weekend of 16th and 17th June.
Rob Harrison reviews the gig by Courtney Marie Andrews, the singer-songwriter from Arizona, on tour at the Liverpool Arts Club.
Rob Harrison reviews Tontine, the new album by Spear of Destiny, released on Kirk Brandon’s own Eastersnow Recording Company label.
Rob Harrison reviews the gig by Ducking Punches, supported by Hello Mabel and Don Blake at Maguire’s Pizza bar.
Joe Coventry reviews the production of Mozart’s Italian opera, Cosi fan Tutte, presented by Flat Pack Music at the Casa Theatre.
Rob Harrison reviews the concert by New York band Sunflower Bean at the Invisible Wind Factory..
Joe Coventry reviews the concert by Tom Paxton and The Don Juans at the Capstone Theatre.
Joe Coventry reviews the concert by Calli Hughes doing the songs of Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan at the Capstone Theatre.
Joe Coventry reviews The Necks, Centrifuge and Shatner’s Bassoon at the Interactions Festival at the Capstone Theatre.
Joe Coventry reviews The Outsider – News From Nowhere, the new album by Liverpool composer and multi-instrumentalist Neil Campbell.
Rob Harrison reviews Twentytwo in Blue, the new album by New York band Sunflower Bean, out on March 23rd.
Rob Harrison reviews the concert by East London five-piece folk band Stick In The Wheel at the Liverpool Philharmonic Music Room.
Rob Harrison reviews the concert by alternative country Americana duo The Handsome Family at Liverpool Leaf Cafe.
Joe Coventry reviews the Liverpool International Jazz Festival 2018 which included James Taylor, Aron Ghosh, Jason Robello, and Soft Machine.
Natalie Romero reviews ‘Calexico’, the new single by Rum Club bringing a political edge to the unique Liverpool band.
Rob Harrison reviews the Refugee and asylum seekers benefit night presented by Migrant Artists Mutual Aid at the Atrium Cafe.
The Screaming Target rounds up the record releases for the last two months. It’s a good crop you lucky people!
Rob Harrison reviews the concert by David Bowie’s piano player Mike Garson, playing the entire Aladdin Sane album at the 02 Academy.
Rob Harrison reviews the concert by The Moulettes at the Liverpool Philharmonic Music Rooms.
Joe Coventry reviews the concert by Peggy Seeger and her son Calum on the First Time Ever Tour at the Philharmonic Music Room.
Joe Coventry reviews the musical fundraising evening for St Bride’s Church featuring Emma Dears and Roy Weissensteiner.
Joe Coventry reviews the special Remembrance concert performed by the Pixels Ensemble at the Hope University Campus on 13th November.
Darren Guy and Bobbi review the production of Oliver! performed by Birkenhead Operatic Society Trust at the Royal Court Theatre.
The screaming target returns to review the good the bad and the plain sticky.