Record Store Day : What to buy

At the time of writing it is a little over 9 hours until Record Store Day 2014. The event has been going since 2008 in the UK (2007 in the US) and was set up to support independent record stores. Eac...

The Word’s best live TV performances

Welcome to this month’s Roundup. As always, over the past few weeks I’ve been giving a bit of thought on how I would set this up. It’s always good to have some sort of theme for thi...

6 amazing Bruce Springsteen live covers

For me February has been a great month for new music and gigs. I could write about those (especially the fantastic Beyoncé and The Strypes gigs I went to) but something else kept happening this month...

15 Festive Songs to rock up your Christmas

It’s that time of year where, despite the fact there are hundreds if not thousands of Christmas songs out there, you can’t go into a shop without hearing one of just half a dozen. If it’s not Slade t...

Guilty Pleasures: My dirty little secrets

Everyone has that one track on their MP3 player (or far more than I would like to admit in my case) that they try to skip or hide when it comes on in public. I personally use the excuse that “my wife...