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This month The Pink Toothbrush, the UK's longest running alternative club, celebrates its 30th anniversary and they've got some celebrity DJs (and some others) to help the party along - Terry Hall from the Specials (or as he's known amongst my friends, Terry "Fucking" Hall), the bassist from the Smiths (who always introduces himself on email as "Mike Joyce, from the Smiths", wonder if Morrissey does that?) and some others.  Alongside the resident DJs, who over the years have had to put up with no end of abuse from drunken revellers demanding something other than the Killers (mostly from me,...

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A Sunny Day In Glasgow, Bear In Heaven, Beyonce, Billy Childish, blues, Craig Leon, Cymbals Eat Guitars, David Kilgour & The Heavy Eights, David Woodcock, Devonte Hynes, Essex, Holly Golightly, James Yorkston, John Moore, Jonwayne, Karen O, La Hell Gang, Mississippi Records, Modest Mouse, Naomi Punk, New releases, Oram, Record Shop, skiffle, South, Southend, Spoon, Stax, The Bombay Royale, The Specials, Vinyl, Walls -

  Lots of new records out this week, including the new one from US indie darlings Spoon. Southend's own David Woodcock releases his debut on Blow Up. The soundtrack to Gia Coppola's new film from Devonté Hynes aka Blood Orange. LA rapper Jonwayne's Cassette comes to vinyl for the first time on Stones Throw. Naomi Punk release their first album for indie behemoths Captured Tracks.  There's a new Bollywood themed 'soundtrack' from the Bombay Royale. Bear In Heaven return with more anthemic synth rock and A Sunny Day In Glasgow are back with their fourth LP of dream pop and...

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