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Vote for Emily Portman

Emily Portman is a Newcastle based folk musician, but none of the wooly jumper rubbish here, her songs are dark and deal with subjects like wife-beating and rape, lyrics that wouldn’t be out of place on a Nick Cave album. One of her songs ‘Two Sisters’  has been nominated for best traditional song in the […]

Durham Punk Festival 10th Sept 2011

Now in it’s 6th year the Durham Punk Festival is on again and it’s the 10th September. The bands include: Rezillos, Angelic Upstarts, UK Subs, Restarts, Anti-Nowhere League, Gold Blade, Crashed Out but this year there’s the addition of an acoustic room featuring Ed Tenpole Tudor and TV Smith. If yopu’ve not been before it’s […]

1977 Punk Bubblegum Cards

I’ve just added images to the Punk bubblegum cards in the database and seeing them again made me chuckle. The Clash, Pistols, Generation X etc. are obvious choices for the series, Dr. Feelgood, Jonathan Richman – yes at a push, but Dwight Twilley, The Baby, Gruppo Sportivo – NO! NO! NO! Never in a million […]

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