The Listening Booth – Petrol Girls, Destrage and Slam Dunk

Hello friends, welcome to The Listening Booth, where I lecture people on what music I’ve been putting in my ears while occasionally working out some personal issues. I don’t think there should be too much of the latter this week, but you never know. We’re diving into some feminist post-hardcore, Italian, em, tech-hardcore? I honestly don’t know what you’d call it, and a ramble about something completely different. Enjoy.

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Where Next?

There is an unsettling feeling in the air right now, rock and metal heroes seem to be dropping like flies and for the first time, we are about to see an enforced changing of the guards.  In the last few months, we have lost Lemmy, Scott Weiland, David Bowie and now today the sad news of Glenn Frey of Eagles fame.  We are reaching an age where the rock and roll bands of yesteryear are getting old and their members are passing away.  So the question is, what next?

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Live Review: While She Sleeps and Cancer Bats w/ Hundreth and Oathbreaker

The ABC is crowded with an unusual audience as While She Sleeps and Cancer Bats roll into town.  There’s the heavy metal fans, the ones I recognise from countless gigs in Glasgow and will see at countless more.  There’s the scene kids, who travels in packs and who I may well have seen before, but blend into one giant blob of baseball caps and shorts.  Then there’s the new folk, the people who look slightly out-of-place and aren’t really into heavy metal.  However, they have come out tonight because bands like While She Sleeps are getting big and it is awesome to see.

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