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UNFINISHED EX-JUNKIE BUSINESS – Waldos’ Walter Lure On Heroin, The Heartbreakers And Comeback Album ‘Wacka Lacka Boom Bop A Loom Bam Boo’

Open Mic Controller | 21st August 2018

Walter Lure has a mouth like a machine gun and he’s not afraid to shoot it off. Back with his first album in 24 years, he waxes lyrical on everything from his time with The Heartbreakers to his extraordinary parallel career as a Wall Street stockbroker. The sole survivor of what’s been described as “the most self-destructive and contrary band” in rock, Lure’s got more stories than the Empire State Building and he’s happy to share. Talking nineteen to the […] https://essentiallypop.com/epop/2018/08/unfinished-ex-junkie-business-waldos-walter-lure-on-heroin-the-heartbreakers-and-comeback-album-wacka-lacka-boom-bop-a-loom-bam-boo/


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THE DAMNED UNITED – Scabies and Gray Back On Stage Together As Professor And The Madman Rock The 100 Club

Open Mic Controller | 19th August 2018

Words: Matt Catchpole – Pictures: Sam Wells What better venue than London’s 100 Club for the on stage revival of what many regard as the The Damned’s best ever rhythm section. Paul Gray and Rat Scabies were reunited for the first time in more than 20 years at the spiritual home of British punk for a one-off show with Professor And The Madman. Many of those present would have been there to witness the first flourishing of the partnership on The […] https://essentiallypop.com/epop/2018/08/the-damned-united-scabies-and-gray-back-on-stage-together-as-professor-and-the-madman-rock-the-100-club/


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Interview with Razor, Musician, London/Brighton

Open Mic Controller | 22nd February 2018

Razor is a London-based grime artist who performs regularly in London and Brighton. This interview highlights some of the issues for musicians still at a relatively early stage in their career, particularly around artist pay, and about  discrimination against certain genres. It is based on a telephone interview with Emma Webster on 15th November 2017. The interview forms part of the UK Live Music Census project, the results of which were published last Friday 16th February. To read the full report and executive summary go to the project website and keep an eye out for further blog posts from Live…



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