October 22, 2019

This new documentary looks great. I can't say I'm a huge fan of DC hardcore punk, I was listening to '60s garage punk when it was catching fire, but I love what it stood for and created, and you can't argue with Bad Brains. A lot o...

September 27, 2019

Our favourite motopunks, The Vicious Cycles sent us this new video shot at last year's High Noon Scramble in Vancouver, BC. The video features a number of the Flithmode XT500 MC that we featured in Sideburn 24.

If you don't have the...

September 4, 2019

Sideburn's official house band is back in action. Some say they never went away, but they did. 

In Sheffield. 

This Saturday!

Starring Dave Skooter Farm on bass guitar. 

If you don't know them, click The Stags to get a flavour. 

August 4, 2019

Off-topic Sunday

It's truly wonderful how music diffused around the world in the pre-internet days. Russian jazz in the 20s, Congolese mambo in the 50s, Hong Kong beat pop in the 60s, Moroccan funk in the 70s - all brilliant. At tim...

June 2, 2019

I wrote a post just the other day highlighting Dave Skooter Farm's long overdue profile in Sideburn 37. The East Lancs polymath has been a guiding light, or perhaps guiding lava lamp with dodgy wiring, for Sideburn and me personall...

May 29, 2019

Vancouver's Vicious Cycles are truly one of Vancouver's 20 best motorcycle-loving punk bands. We rate them that highly. 

This is their new hit record, the first song off their new LP, Motorcycho. You can order it at The Vicious Cycl...

May 21, 2019

Rebels Alliance are organising a party and car park race for the Saturday night of Bike Shed Show weekend, that's THIS WEEKEND. So if you're in London for the show, make sure you get round to their spot on Sclater Street, which is...

April 17, 2019

Off-topic Sunday on a Wednesday. 

This morning I was listening to a Marc Maron WTF podcast with his guest T Bone Burnett. I knew the name, but had no idea what kind of musician he was. Anyway, Burnett is explaining the roots of post...

April 2, 2019

Off-topic Sunday on a Tuesday. I'm back from a day job gig, so I missed the opportunity to post this over the weekend. This nugget was burning a hole in my pocket like a cricket ball-sized lump of Etna's own magma.

I've written abou...

March 1, 2019

It's nearly three months since the Mooneyes Hot Rod and Custom Show (HRCS) and I really don't know where the time has gone. I took these photos at the show, in Yokohama, because there were so many characters that I loved the look a...

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