Sanremo ’67: death, international stars and revolution

Music StoriesPress and police – more than usual – gather outside Sanremo’s Casinò Municipale in the late days of January 1967. The ’67 edition of Sanremo Festival had been promoted as the most spectacular and richest of international guests, but a death probably is not what host Mike Bongiorno, RAI television and the Festival board…

Primal Scream @ Brighton Dome, 14/12/2016

A crowd of middle-aged ‘90s raves survivors- half of whom in Stone Roses Adidas cagoules show the sign of the time and half turned into posh hipsters-wannabe in patterned shirts and refined beards- and a tired-looking Bobby Gillespie still in his Glastonbury 2013 pink-and-black suit are the first impressions of a Primal Scream gig, but the Scottish front man still has the energy, the tunes and the power to make everyone dance as it was 1991 again.

G91-direzioni divergenti e nostalgia per i ’90 britannici.

Il momento non è mai stato meno adatto per suonare Britrock. Per farlo sono richieste una certa dose di passione, coraggio e voglia di sfidare il mercato discografico, come raramente succede in italia. Questo è il caso dei G91, trio torinese guidato da Matthew Berth. La volontà di andare controcorrente è resa manifesta già dal…

Allah Las @ The Haunt, Brighton, 14/10/2016

Usually, bands bringing back 60s sounds are the top bill of Sunday afternoon pubs. This is not the case of Allah Las, whose personal and unique latin and psych-flavoured take on West Coast jingle-jangling garage-beat made them a cult band even far from their hometown of Los Angeles. A change of venue – from Patterns…

When Rome became London

Check out the Sir’s feature for NGG issue #8 ’37 Celsius degrees heat the Milanese afternoon on Thursday, June 24, 1965, when jarring screams of a legion teenagers in Chelsea boots and mini-skirts- accompanied by sweating and patient parents- greet the Fab4 stepping on the Vigorelli velodrome’s stage for their first Italian gig ever. This…

Calibro 35- S.P.A.C.E. review

  Calibro 35-S.P.A.C.E. ****/***** Record Kicks-lp/cd/download Italian crime funkers Calibro 35 are back with their fifth studio album that sees them leaving the Earth in spacesuits for an intergalatic mission. S.P.A.C.E., as the dotted title clearly suggets, is the soundtrack for an imaginary early 70s spy/sci-fi b-movie. Imagine Maurizio Merli chasing an UFO on Mars…