REVIEW: Joe Bonamassa - Different Shades of Blue

Blackpool Citizen: Joe Bonamassa

8:54am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Joe Bonamassa: Different Shades of Blue (Mascot/Provologue).

Review: Bo Bruce, Deaf Institute, Manchester

10:08am Friday 28th June 2013

IF The Voice achieves nothing else its legacy may well be bringing Bo Bruce to a wider audience.

Review: Muse, Etihad Stadium, Manchester

2:14pm Tuesday 4th June 2013

MUSE might have been together for nearly 20 years - but at Manchester's Etihad Stadium on Saturday they proved why they are one of the best - exploding onto the stage - backed up by giant flame throwers.

Review: Chic with Nile Rodgers, Manchester Ritz

9:37am Thursday 30th May 2013

THE ultimate hitmaker that is Nile Rodgers gave a sold out Ritz a masterclass on the history of pop music over the last 35 years in one incredible night in Manchester.

CDs by Johnny Marr, Theme Park and Dropout Dan reviewed

Blackpool Citizen: CDs by Johnny Marr, Theme Park and Dropout Dan reviewed

12:13pm Thursday 7th March 2013

THE Westmorland Gazette's regular round-up of the latest CD releases is back - find out what we think of new offerings from Johnny Marr, Theme Park and Dropout Dan.

CDs by Emili Sande, Balthazar and Emilia Mitiku reviewed

Blackpool Citizen: CDs by Emili Sande, Balthazar and Emilia Mitiku reviewed

12:31pm Thursday 21st February 2013

FIND out what The Westmorland Gazette thinks of some of the latest CD releases.

New albums by Foals, Doldrums & Trichotomy reviewed

Blackpool Citizen: New albums by Foals, Doldrums & Trichotomy reviewed

3:07pm Thursday 14th February 2013

FIND out what The Westmorland Gazette thinks of new releases by Foals, Doldrums and Trichotomy.

Guitarist Joe Bonamassa on excellent form live in New York

4:32pm Tuesday 5th February 2013

Live from New York: Joe Bonamassa (Provogue Records).

CDs by Kendal Riversiders, the Rolling Stones and the Fine Young Cannibals reviewed

Blackpool Citizen: CDs by Kendal Riversiders, the Rolling Stones and the Fine Young Cannibals reviewed

10:37am Friday 14th December 2012

COMPILATIONS by the Rolling Stones and the Fine Young Cannibals are reviewed alongside a great CD by members of Kendal's Riverside Day Centre.

Latest CDs by Dusted, Cradle Of Filth and Lewis Watson all reviewed

Blackpool Citizen: New CDs by Dusted, Cradle Of Filth and Lewis Watson all reviewed

1:07pm Monday 10th December 2012

FIND out what The Westmorland Gazette thinks of the latest offerings from Dusted, Cradle Of Filth and Lewis Watson.

Review: Katzenjammer, Manchester Sound Control

Blackpool Citizen: Katzenjammer 'a glorious secret waiting to be discovered'

12:04pm Saturday 3rd November 2012

IT is hard to write objectively about a band you have seen three times in a week but I’ll try.

Review: Muse, Manchester Arena

Blackpool Citizen: Muse played a spectacular show in Manchester

10:09am Friday 2nd November 2012

WHEN you’ve had the label ‘best band in the world’ hung around your shoulders it could prove more albatross than accolade.

Steve Hackett album revisits Genesis classics

Blackpool Citizen: Steve Hackett

2:16pm Thursday 1st November 2012

Genesis Revisited 11: Steve Hackett (EMI) One of the great things about Genesis was that it was a band comprising a group of musicians each of which brought a lot to the party.

Reviewed - CDs by Barb Jungr, A Plastic Rose and My Dying Bride

Blackpool Citizen: Reviewed - CDs by Barb Jungr, A Plastic Rose and My Dying Bride

12:01pm Thursday 1st November 2012

FIND out what The Gazette thinks to some of the latest releases in the music world.

Gazette CD review round-up

Blackpool Citizen: Gazette CD review round-up

10:19am Friday 26th October 2012

CDs by Cosmo Jarvis, And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead and Huey & the New Yorkers go under the spotlight.

Green Day, The Overtones and The Chevin reviewed

Blackpool Citizen: Green Day, The Overtones and The Chevin reviewed

11:39am Friday 12th October 2012

FIND out what The Gazette thinks of albums by The Overtones, Green Day and The Chevin

CDs by Beth Orton, Matt Cardle & Devin Townsend Project reviewed

Blackpool Citizen: CDs by Beth Orton, Matt Cardle & Devlin Townsend Project reviewed

4:45pm Thursday 4th October 2012

NEW albums by Beth Orton, Matt Cardle and Devin Townsend Project are under the spotlight this week.

New albums by Tim Burgess, Chuck Ragan & Lau reviewed

Blackpool Citizen: Tim Burgess, Chuck Ragan & Lau reviewed in this week's CD Corner

11:12am Friday 28th September 2012

FIND out what The Westmorland Gazette thinks of the latest CD releases.

Grizzly Bear, Toy and The xx reviewed

Blackpool Citizen: Grizzly Bear, Toy and The xx reviewed

10:40am Friday 21st September 2012

REVIEWED this week - new albums by Grizzly Bear, Toy and The xx.

CD Reviews round-up - Gallows / Katatonia / The Reverend Payton's Big Damn Band

Blackpool Citizen: The new album by Gallows is one of the CDs reviewed this week

1:20pm Sunday 16th September 2012

FIND out what The Westmorland Gazette thinks of the latest CD releases.

CD reviews round-up - Liann La Havas / Canterbury / Andy Grammer

Blackpool Citizen: CD reviews round-up - Liann La Havas / Canterbury / Andy Grammer

11:17am Tuesday 4th September 2012

ALBUMS by Lianne La Havas, Canterbury and Andy Grammer are reviewed here.

The Vaccines feature in this week's CD review round-up

Blackpool Citizen: The Vaccines feature in this week's CD review round-up

10:45am Thursday 30th August 2012

FIND out more about the latest music releases, including The Vaccines, Perfume Genius and Avalanche City.

CD Reviews round up - Zeus / Joshua Radin / Wacka Flocka Flame

Blackpool Citizen: CD Reviews round up - Zeus / Joshua Radin / Wacka Flocka Flame

12:54pm Friday 17th August 2012

CATCH up with The Westmorland Gazette's weekly review of the latest CD releases.

CD Review round-up - The Gaslight Anthem / Conor Maynard / Vangelis

Blackpool Citizen: CD Review round-up - The Gaslight Anthem / Conor Maynard / Vangelis

1:10pm Thursday 2nd August 2012

IT'S THAT time again - the weekly Westmorland Gazette round-up of some of the latest CD releases!

CD Review round-up - The Dark Knight Rises / Bananarama / Serj Tankian

Blackpool Citizen: CD Review round-up - The Dark Knight Rises / Bananarama / Serj Tankian

5:10pm Thursday 26th July 2012

HANS ZIMMER - The Dark Knight Rises OST / BANANARAMA - 30 Years Of / SERJ TANKIAN - Harakiri

Review: Alison Krauss and Union Station @ Manchester Apollo

9:21am Tuesday 17th July 2012

THE queen of Bluegrass and her powerhouse band brought a touch of Tennessee to a dreary Manchester night.

Joe Bonamassa is back with a masterpiece

Blackpool Citizen: Joe Bonamassa

9:03am Monday 2nd July 2012

Driving Towards The Daylight: Joe Bonamassa (Provogue Records

Reviewed - The Stone Roses / Amy MacDonald / Bobby Womack

Blackpool Citizen: Reviewed - The Stone Roses / Amy MacDonald / Bobby Womack

4:42pm Thursday 21st June 2012

THE STONE ROSES - The Very Best Of / AMY MACDONALD - Life In A Beautiful Light / BOBBY WOMACK - The Bravest Man In The Universe

Reviewed - Neil Young, Reverend and the Makers, Ladyhawke

Blackpool Citizen: Reviewed - Neil Young, Reverend and the Makers, Ladyhawke

3:43pm Thursday 14th June 2012

NEIL YOUNG AND CRAZY HORSE - Americana / REVEREND AND THE MAKERS - @Reverend_Makers / LADYHAWKE - Anxiety

CD round-up - The Primitives / TriovD / The School

Blackpool Citizen: CD round-up - Triovd / The Primitives / The School

2:13pm Thursday 31st May 2012

THE PRIMITIVES - Echoes & Rhymes

CD Review Round-Up: Best Coast / The Temper Trap / Cornershop

Blackpool Citizen: CD Review Round-Up: Best Coast / The Temper Trap / Cornershop

12:39pm Thursday 24th May 2012

BEST COAST / THE TEMPER TRAP / CORNERSHOP

Counting Crows' new album is a 'grower'

Blackpool Citizen: Counting Crows' new album is a 'grower'

9:40am Monday 14th May 2012

Underwater Sunshine (Or What We Did On Our Holidays): Counting Crows (Cooking Vinyl).

Reviewed: Jeff Beam - Be Your Own Mirror

Blackpool Citizen: Reviewed: Jeff Beam - Be Your Own Mirror

4:31pm Thursday 10th May 2012

THIS wonderfully uplifting album from American artist Jeff Beam sounds exactly like sunshine breaking through the clouds.

Reviewed: The Proclaimers, Allo Darlin' and Get Cape.Wear Cape.Fly

Blackpool Citizen: Reviewed: The Proclaimers, Allo Darlin' and Get Cape.Wear Cape.Fly

2:05pm Thursday 3rd May 2012

THE PROCLAIMERS - Like Comedy EVERYONE’S favourite identical twin singing brothers who come from Scotland and have raspy voices and play acoustic guitars and have matching t-shirts and matching haircuts and big cheesy grins and like wearing jeans are back!

CD Review Round-Up - Jack White / Rufus Wainwright / Mystery Jets

Blackpool Citizen: CD review round-up - Jack White / Rufus Wainwright / Mystery Jets

3:50pm Thursday 26th April 2012

JACK WHITE - Blunderbuss JACK White heads down a more restrained route than the one taken by his globe-conquering band The White Stripes on his debut solo album, Blunderbuss.

CD Reviews Round-up - Spiritualized / Polica / Alabama Shakes

Blackpool Citizen: CD Reviews Round-up - Spiritualized / Polica / Alabama Shakes

4:03pm Friday 20th April 2012

SPIRITUALIZED - SWEET HEART SWEET LIGHT One could write a book on how good Spiritualized are.

CD Review: Paradise Lost - Tragic Idol

4:35pm Friday 13th April 2012

MORE than 20 years into their career, doom-goth rockers Paradise Lost are back with their 13th long player.

CD Review: Evans The Death - Evans The Death

Blackpool Citizen: Evans The Death - Evans The Death

4:30pm Friday 13th April 2012

WITH their urgent and frenetic garage rock sound, Evans The Death are a throwback to the likes of The Fall, The Jam and Lush.

CD Review: The Wedding Present - Valentina

Blackpool Citizen: Review: The Wedding Present - Valentina

1:52pm Friday 23rd March 2012

WHAT can one say about The Wedding Present that their late, great fan John Peel hasn’t already said before me?

CD Review: Get The Blessing - OCDC

Blackpool Citizen: Review: Get The Blessing - OCDC

1:50pm Friday 23rd March 2012

BRISTOLIAN four-piece Get The Blessing continue to stretch the boundaries of jazz music on their new long player.

CD Review: Frankie Rose - Interstellar

Blackpool Citizen: CD Review: Frankie Rose - Interstellar

1:48pm Friday 23rd March 2012

> BEAUTIFUL female harmonies clash with echoey guitars, driving basslines and 1980s drum patterns on this excellent CD.

The Shins - Port Of Morrow

3:40pm Thursday 15th March 2012

I HAVE loved The Shins ever since Natalie Portman raved about them in the excellent indie film Garden State.

Field Music - Plumb (Memphis Industries)

Blackpool Citizen: Field Music - Plumb (Memphis Industries)

2:13pm Friday 10th February 2012

PREPARE to transport yourself back to the mid-1970s with Field Music on their fourth album Plumb.

Lacuna Coil - Dark Adrenaline (Century Media)

Blackpool Citizen: Lacuna Coil - Dark Adrenaline (Century Media)

2:11pm Friday 10th February 2012

OVERDRIVEN guitars and male and female vocals dominate the latest album by this Italian six-piece.

Music from the Motion Picture Young Adult (Rhino)

Blackpool Citizen: Music from the Motion Picture Young Adult

2:06pm Friday 10th February 2012

THIS soundtrack to Charlize Theron’s new film is packed full with some of the best music from the 1990s.

Review: Diana Vickers @ The Ruby Lounge, Manchester

Blackpool Citizen: Review: Diana Vickers @ The Ruby Lounge, Manchester

10:51am Thursday 9th February 2012

THE ‘new’ Diana emerged with a powerhouse showcase revealing songs from her new album.

The Kabeedies - Soap (Fierce Panda)

Blackpool Citizen: The Kabeedies - Soap (Fierce Panda)

11:18am Friday 3rd February 2012

GROOVE is definitely in the hearts of The Kabeedies.

The Doors - LA Woman (Rhino)

Blackpool Citizen: THE DOORS - LA Woman (Rhino)

11:14am Friday 3rd February 2012

WRITING a review of this 40th anniversary edition of The Doors’ final long player was one of the easiest jobs I’ve ever had - this was arguably their most complete album.

Young Guns - Bones (Play It Again Sam)

Blackpool Citizen: Young Guns - Bones (Play It Again Sam)

11:22am Friday 3rd February 2012

YOUNG Guns use the template perfected by the likes of Lost Prophets and Biffy Clyro for their second album Bones.

Lana Del Rey - Born To Die (Polydor)

Blackpool Citizen: Lana Del Rey - Born To Die (Polydor)

4:30pm Friday 27th January 2012

SO much has been written about Lana Del Rey’s image, past and supposed millionaire dad that one sometimes forgets she makes music.






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