Author Archives: Ciaran Picker

Talkin’ ‘Bout A Revolution: Music in the American Civil Rights Movement

The USA: the largest global economy, the self-titled world’s police, the so-called ‘home of freedom’. All pretty impressive titles, but to what extent the latter two are accurate is certainly up for debate. It is a well-known fact that the States’ record on Civil Rights is, to say the least, problematic. Obviously, there has been […]

Boston Manor @ Think Tank? Review

Boston Manor have, over recent years, changed pretty drastically, in their eyes at least. “Boston Manor aren’t a pop-punk band anymore” screams lead-singer Henry Cox towards the end of their set at Newcastle’s Think Tank? (or ‘that place above Digital with the neon sign’ as its better known). How true that is I’m still not […]