John Mulvey

Queens Of The Stone Age live

The first time I saw Queens Of The Stone Age, if memory serves, they were playing London's Garage venue just after their debut was released. It's strange, then, that nearly…

This summer’s Beach Boys comp

Corny fool that I am, today the hot weather's driven me to put on a forthcoming Beach Boys comp. "Compiled and sequenced by Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, Mike Love and…

Meg Baird’s Dear Companion

Since I blogged about the Espers live gig last Friday, I've been playing the Meg Baird solo album to death.…

The New Frontier, plus Cale and Franz do LCD

I wasn't planning to blog today, since I expected Steve's third report from Coachella to turn up here. But thanks to his fairly quixotic posting strategy, he appears to have…

Ackles, Monkeys, Feist and so on

Thanks for your latest bunch of messages, especially the people who said kind things about my David Ackles blog the other day. Good to see more love for Bill Fay,…

David Ackles

A few nice things arrived in the Uncut office today. One was a big compilation of Finnish psychedelic music from the late '60s and early '70s, which I can't wait…

Hoots mon! It’s Richard Thompson!

I blogged about the new Richard Thompson album here a couple of weeks ago, but I've still been playing it a lot, not least because I had a quick chat…

Queens cock-up, Ryan Adams, Wooden Wand

First off, thanks to Red 157 for spotting the stupid error in the Queens Of The Stone Age piece I posted here yesterday. It was of course Josh Homme and…

Queens Of The Stone Age and “Era Vulgaris”

I'm not sure we should be giving any more publicity to the bizarre media phenomenon that is Sharon Osbourne, but I couldn't resist starting today with this quote from her…

The Arctic Monkeys, last night

I was exchanging emails with one of Uncut's American writers the other day who had just finished a piece for a US mag about The View. He was pretty unimpressed…

Voice Of The Seven Woods

Thanks for all your feedback on the White Stripes blog I posted yesterday. If it's any consolation, I want to hear "Icky Thump" again, too, but it's under lock and…

The White Stripes’ “Icky Thump”

Two and a half minutes into "Icky Thump", something happens which is so perfect, you almost suspect the White Stripes' press officer magically orchestrated it.