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Entries from August 2009

The April zine scene

March 31st, 2009 · posted by kathleen · marked as: Reviews · Zine reviews

Starting a new feature on Last Hours Kathleen from Scratch That Itch zine has written seven new zines reviews surveying what’s going on with some zines in April 2009! Including reviews of Lights Go Out, Beat Motel, Jerk Store, Nazdrove zine, On T’Road, Richochet!Ricochet!, Ploppy Pants and You Can’t Say No to Hope zine

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What the government and police could lose at the G20

March 31st, 2009 · posted by Peter Hogan · marked as: Articles · Columns

Nineteen years ago, the poll tax riot dealt a crippling blow to the Thatcher administration. Could the G20 protests deal an even more significant blow to the Brown administration?

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Merit

March 29th, 2009 · posted by tommy · marked as: CD reviews · Reviews

‘Arson is for lovers’ is the kind of pop record i adore, the kind that just grows and grows on you, until you reach the point where you can’t imagine a day passing without having to achieve sonic confirmation that each hook is exactly where it was the last time, or just to check that you’ve been humming it correctly.

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Vilipend ‘Love left to rot’ available

March 29th, 2009 · posted by tommy · marked as: News · punk rock etc

This is the second release from the – currently unsigned – band, who formed in September 2007 and should have fans of Coalesce salivating.

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Frank Turner Instore

March 29th, 2009 · posted by imelda · marked as: Live reviews · Photos

Frank Turner claims to be haunted by the scene from Spinal Tap where no-one turns up for an instore appearance. He really didn’t have anything to worry about today. Pure Grooves, the record shop/cafe tucked away behind London’s Smithfield market, is packed to capacity and a few ardent fans even have to settle for the pavement outside.

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Media lies, anarchists, and the G20

March 29th, 2009 · posted by Peter Hogan · marked as: Articles · resistance

Articles like have appeared in the Evening Standard for many years in the run-up to contentious demonstrations. It is a ritual in which the hacks working for the Standard have never failed to participate.

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Put People first march report

March 28th, 2009 · posted by Edd · marked as: Articles · resistance

Other than the weather everything about today was fairly predictable. It was a simple “A to B” march from outside Temple tube station through to Hyde Park. Frankly, there’s little newsworthy to report

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Put People First G20 photos

March 28th, 2009 · posted by Edd · marked as: photo

Today about 30-40,000 people marched through London as part of the G20 Put People First march. There was a large ‘militant workers bloc’, which formed with over 600 people marching behind the banner ‘Direct action… against redundancies and repossessions’.

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A guide to the G20 Protests

March 27th, 2009 · posted by anon · marked as: Articles

Both the G20 summit and and the protests taking place around it have been hot topic in mainstream media sources, hushed conversation between activists and in general discussion internationally. But what is it that will be drawing people out into the streets over the coming week? Who are the G20 and what protests are planned? [...]

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Ceremony

March 27th, 2009 · posted by Chris Walktall · marked as: CD reviews · Reviews

To cut to the chase, Ceremony play 80s hardcore harder, heavier and faster than anyone did 25 years ago, and they do it pretty well.

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