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Rolling Stones '69 Author Patrick Humphries Q&A with Emily Mackay

Patrick Humphries will be in discussion here at South with music journalist Emily Mackay (Observer/Guardian/Quietus) about his recent book, Rolling Stones '69. It's free entry and the book will be on sale, with Patrick happy to sign copies afterwards. Facebook event page HERE In what was a momentous year of social change, the Rolling Stones experienced the most significant twelve months of their career. At the start of 1969, they were a successful blues band returning to their rock n roll roots after a recent experiment with psychedelia. By December, they had released the classic album Let It Bleed, lost one of their founding members, played an era-defining concert at Hyde Park to half a million people and witnessed a...

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January Album of the Month

Craven FaultsErratics & Unconformities(Leaf)>> BUY << Erratics and Unconformities is the first album by Craven Faults. It follows three EPs: Netherfield Works, Springhead Works and Nunroyd Works. Long-form analogue electronic journeys across decades and continents, and swathes of post-industrial northern Britain.The journey on Erratics and Unconformities picks up where Netherfield Works left off. We take the canal towpath out of the city. We fork north shortly afterwards. Is this where it started? The terrain gradually becomes more rugged. Familiar. Wild. Evidence of human activity is less immediate in this glacial landscape. It’s there if you seek it. But easy to ignore. If you listen carefully, you can still hear the weight of the ice-sheet carving its way through the rock.Everything in its...

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December Mix

Here's our December mix, with no (obvious) Christmas music (apart from 1). It'll see you through all the way to January 1. It's Blue - Scribble2. Angeline - John Martyn3. Weltweit - Wolfgang Riechmann4. Blue Joy - Mark Mothersbaugh5. A Girl In Winter - Ben Watt & Robert Wyatt6. Song Of The Sleeping Forest - Susumo Yokota7. Winter: Sleep - Claire Hammill8. Through The Night Softly - Jim O'Rourke9. Praise The Lord - Mary Lou Williams10. Come Sunday (live) - Cannonball Adderley11. The Winter Hymn (Ambient Version) - Pantha Du Prince12. 25 Dec 1983 - Haruomi Hosono

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Albums Of The Year 2019

Every year it's the same - "there's no good music anymore". I hear it every day, no doubt you hear it a lot too. But those people just aren't paying attention. I get it, it's hard to keep up with new music these days - there's no one authoritative voice championing things (John Peel, NME, etc), there's a lot of voices shouting about a lot of things and so it's easy to switch off and stick to what you know. We all do it from time to time. But 2019, like every other year, has been full of great records - every week something amazing has come out - it's just sometimes we miss things (we can't all spend 8 hours...

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