May13

Win: Everything This Way – The debut photobook by Stevie Dacanay

We have three copies of the debut photo book of photographer, and musician Stevie Dacanay. ‘Everything This Way’ is a brilliant snapshot of his life on the road, combined with portraits of quirky characters, still lifes, landscapes all seen through Stevie’s uniquely life-affirming perspective

Preview: Manchester’s Parklife Festival

Now in its third year, Manchester’s Parklife Festival is back bigger and better than ever. It’s phenomenal success has seen the festival grow year-on-year since its inception and resulted in Platt Fields Park no longer being big enough to accommodate the event.

Dave McPherson – Dreamoirs

After highly acclaimed debut solo record ‘The Hardship Diaries’ one of the hardest working men in music, InMe frontman Dave McPherson has given it another go. But second records are notoriously difficult though, could new offering Dreamoirs repeat the success?

It's 'NOT' Unusual – Scott Ian

Metal icons? They don’t come much more iconic than Anthrax’s diminutive guitar hero. Axe in hand, he’s been ripping up stages worldwide for the better part of thirty years. Now he’s the latest hard-rocker to tackle the spoken-word gauntlet. What to expect? Thomas Cairney found out…

Live Review: Rush @ O2 London, 2013

They close with an unbelievably good version of THE classic ‘Spirit of Radio’, the sound of Rush fans spontaneous combusting across the venue is clearly audible.

Week 1 Imagelogger – Mallorca

I was really blown away at how nice it was in Mallorca. I stayed in the North East side of the island well away from the British bars and nightclubs of Magaluf, and will definitely be going back again in the future.

Scott Ian – Speaking Words – Oxford

The night gave fans a chance to see ‘behind the velvet curtain’, into a world that many of us have watched with interest from afar for many years and it was a real treat to have it delivered to us in such a down-to-earth and heartfelt way.

Tech Review: Mad Catz M.O.U.S.9

Mad Catz will tell you that the M.O.U.S.9 isn’t a gaming mouse… it’s a relative of the R.A.T.9 which is a hyper sensitive, mega customisable mouse of very similar birth. But from what I can tell, the M.O.U.S.9 is more than capable of play, work, the lot.

Tom Keifer – The Way Life Goes

As soon as I heard the opening chords of ‘Solid Ground’ (below) and it’s gospel-flavored back-up vocals I was back in my teenage bedroom. Track two ‘Different Light’ has a chorus that is pure sing-along and yes, this could be the record to make the power ballad cool again. It has at least three, my favourite being ‘Ask Me Yesterday’, an honest and heartfelt country tinged take on self doubt and growing up.

Film Review: Fast & Furious 6

Owen Shaw, incidentally, along with Luke Hobbs and Brian O’Conner, completes what is surely the dullest trio of character names in any blockbuster movie this side of Last of the Summer Wine Strikes Back. And in the unlikely event of that imagined old-fogeys-in-a-runaway-bathtub epic opening opposite Fast & Furious 7 in 2014, I know which one’ll be getting my ten quid.

Book review: Dirty Wars

We all fall into the world blissfully unaware (though probably kicking and screaming) of everything that’s going on around us. Most of our parents do a great job of hiding the somewhat harsher realities of the cruel events happening in the world. But is it really to our benefit?

Star Trek: Into Darkness

Energising us a frantic speeds between moments of tension, beauty and outright hilarity, with a wonderful homage to the Cargo cult tribes (look it up), Abrams has such faith in what he is doing, that he is starting his movie with what would be the climax of someone else’s.

Film Review: A Hijacking

After debuting in the Orizzonti strand of the 2012 Venice Film Festival, it also played in competition at London and Toronto, and in March it claimed the Best Film prize at Denmark’s answer to the Oscars, the Bodil Awards (matching the achievement of Lindholm’s prior directorial outing, prison drama R).