Amerikkka.

Well God bless Amerikkka,

for today some showed their face to the crowd

and reminded us that the fight

against Fascism is never over;

in the land of the free,

a home from home for me,

I now feel my stomach turn sour

as the grip of power

and turns to war in the East,

veiled threats in Venezuela

and good ol’ boys with short hair

and short fuses

march down the street, their aim

to prove surely how dumb they are.

Lady Liberty, close your eyes,

Spencer Leigh, Elvis Presley: Caught In A Trap. Book Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

Forty years on from his untimely passing, the name Elvis still sells, although perhaps to a younger generation, those to whom the world is moving rapidly away from such sentiment to entertainers who died before their time, the urge to go to Memphis, Tennessee, is not a high priority in life, to sample Nashville, unless they have a musical ear, not a place to go when so many exotic places still remain undiscovered.

Jimmy Rae & The Moonshine Girls, One Day. Album Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

The road trip across an entire continent, the sense of travelling with purpose and discovery, not only of a strange and often bewildering land, but of yourself as well, your inner rage, your calm and collected peaceful moments, the tears and the laughter; you don’t get the same response from your soul when all you have done is seen the road through other people’s memories or through the camera lens, it may give you a start but sometimes you do truly have to experience it for yourself.

Thy Art Is Murder, Dear Desolation. Album Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 8.5/10

There can be no compromise, not in a world hanging by the slenderest of threads to its sanity, to its only means of shouting out to the Universe that it has nothing to fear from those bipeds that somehow hold it hostage every day; for the only assault that humanity should administer is that of perfect noise, of the metal infused musical crowbar to the ears and one that leaves the listener understanding that the Cosmos in all its infinite glory, just wants the Earth to Rock as hard as it can without falling apart.

The Passing Of Britannia, As Told By A Steward.

 

When you show Britannia tears

She will comfort you, cradle your soul

and make everything alright, show her

the face of heroism, of remaining loyal

to her throughout life, of being faithful

in a world in which she suspects she has done

many wrongs, then her tears are for you

to respect and kiss away gently

as they run down the side of her cheeks.

Britannia is old now, my Queen still fights

on, I see the rage, I feel its heart as she lays down,

LoveHistory’s Trial By Jury Returns With A Brand New Case Next Week.

 

After the massive success of its initial launch earlier in the year, Lovehistory return with Trial By Jury with a brand new court-case next week.

The new instalment comes to Liverpool’s St. George’s Hall on Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th August and then to the historic Grade II, National Heritage Listed County Sessions House, on Friday 18th August.

This compelling immersive theatre production put’s the audience in the driving seat and gives them the power to decide the fate of those on trial. Guilty or not guilty? You decide!

Rock Royalty Black Star Riders To Visit Warrington Parr Hall With Team Of Special Guests.

Rock royalty Black Star Riders will be calling in to Parr Hall in November as part of a tour to celebrate the release of their third studio album Heavy Fire.

Formed in 2012 and taking inspiration for their name from a gang of outlaws in the 1993 western film Tombstone, Black Star Riders (BSR) is a band of impressive pedigree.

Featuring lead guitarists Scott Gorham (formerly of Thin Lizzy) and Damon Johnson (Thin Lizzy, Alice Cooper), lead vocalist/guitarist Ricky Warwick (Thin Lizzy, The Almighty), bassist Robert Crane (Vince Neil, Ratt) and drummer Jimmy DeGrasso (Megadeth, Alice Cooper, David Lee Roth), BSR are now in their fifth year with three albums under their belt.

Peter Dee Band, Gig Review. Party In The Park, Bootle.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

There must always be a part of the day dedicated, if possible, to what has already been, the nod, the sincere salute to the past, for in any generation respect is due across the board, not just to the young groups taking a chance, but to those to whom have been perhaps lost to Time, the singles, the songs that made up such a vast and beautiful array of our music conscience.

Ladies, Gig Review. Party In The Park, Bootle.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 8.5/10

The festival, when ran with respect for those willing to come through the gates, who will part with their money in return for a place to sit or stand safely and to whom the point of the exercise is to join in the idea of being part of something bigger, and accessible to all, is one of the great experiences of life; it doesn’t matter how grand, how small, if it makes a crowd happy, if it encourages them to get out more and see the world then it is of significance and important.

Phil Daltrey, Gig Review. Party In The Park, Bootle.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

It can feel like you’re walking into the unknown, that the words created by the superb Phil Daltrey are so meaningful, so dipped in cool repose and measured by the weight of the city and its outlook towards the rest of the country, one in wishes that it would follow its lead in certain regards more than the village controlled by masked tradition on the Thames, that musicians such as Mr. Daltrey understand tradition, of community so much more than those in the House of Cards; community is all at the end of the day, it what binds us and the unknown can suddenly become a walk along a meadow, full, lush and plentiful.