Archive for the ‘Mad Mac Reviews’ Category

  • Mad Mac 10: Mac To The Future

    Apr 7, 12 • Features, Introducing, Mad Mac Reviews, News, ReviewsComments Off on Mad Mac 10: Mac To The Future
    Mad Mac 10: Mac To The Future

    You know the score – my dad, listens to the latest TOP TUNES and then writes his thoughts in his own weird way. Here’s what he thought of Japandroids, The Men, Ceremony, Pelican and A Place To Bury Strangers. – Japandroids – The House That Heaven Built I can imagine this wall of noise pounding [&hellip...

  • Mad Mac 9: On Vacation

    Mar 13, 11 • Features, Mad Mac Reviews, ReviewsComments Off on Mad Mac 9: On Vacation
    Mad Mac 9: On Vacation

    This week, Mad Mac takes on By Surprise, Cobra Skulls, Cold Cave, Mogwai, My Heart To Joy and Old Man Markley. By Surprise – Realometer Good opening instrumental but sadly it morphed into a repetitive dreary lyrics that I could not wait to hear the end of. I feel that if this is typical of [&hellip...

  • Mad Mac 8: So Very Tired Of Title Puns

    Apr 27, 10 • Features, Mad Mac Reviews, News, ReviewsComments Off on Mad Mac 8: So Very Tired Of Title Puns
    Mad Mac 8: So Very Tired Of Title Puns

    Bomb the music Industry ”“ Planning My Death When I started this track I wondered if the player had malfunctioned; it reminded me of the olden days when you could play a 33rpm vinyl at 48rpm.  This manic sound made me think they were a comedy band. It seemed that they did have some instrumentalist [&hellip...

  • Mad Mac 7: Mission To Musicow

    Dec 2, 09 • Mad Mac Reviews, ReviewsComments Off on Mad Mac 7: Mission To Musicow
    Mad Mac 7: Mission To Musicow

    Last Mad Mac of the year folks. I’ll be asking the big man to give me his favourite track of the last 12 months come the end of year round-up post, so keep your eyes peeled for that little beauty. Some of these are pretty ‘last month dude’ but I can assure you, some of [&hellip...

  • Drinkin’ For 11: Mad Mac at Peterborough Beer Festival #2

    Sep 2, 09 • Features, Frenzied live gigs, Introducing, Mad Mac ReviewsComments Off on Drinkin’ For 11: Mad Mac at Peterborough Beer Festival #2
    Drinkin’ For 11: Mad Mac at Peterborough Beer Festival #2

    Another year, another beer festival – thank you Peterborough for a most excellent time drinking various ales that ranged from the colour and texture of tar (one of my friends stated that “drinking a half of that would take 10 years off my life”) to something that looked like it had been passed into the [&hellip...

  • Mad Mac 666: Number of the Beast!

    Jul 28, 09 • Features, Mad Mac Reviews, ReviewsComments Off on Mad Mac 666: Number of the Beast!
    Mad Mac 666: Number of the Beast!

    The sixth installment of the Mad Mac series (both the Orchestra and Beer Festival reviews are not canon) and probably/hopefully one of the best. Last time saw positive thumbs up to both The Thermals and William Elliott Whitmore. Hopefully this devil-worthy edition will put a stop to that constructive and helpful feedback and focus on [&hellip...

  • Mad Mac 5: Back In The Habit

    Mar 31, 09 • Features, Mad Mac ReviewsComments Off on Mad Mac 5: Back In The Habit
    Mad Mac 5: Back In The Habit

    I don’t actually think these needs a smart-arsed introduction anymore, so we’ll just kick things off below: – And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead ”“ Inland Sea Their name must be reminiscent of the public trying to leave when they start to play. (I think he means that you’d have to be [&hellip...

  • Mad Mac Vs The City of Cambridge Symphony Orchestra

    Mad Mac Vs The City of Cambridge Symphony Orchestra

    The Group – City of Cambridge Symphony  Orchestra The Venue – West Road Concert Hall Date – 29th November Damage – £15 – Time for a bit of culture. On Saturday Mad Mac took in a show at the West Road concert hall in Cambridge. I demanded he reviewed the event so as to give [&hellip...

  • Mad Mac @ Peterborough Beer Festival

    Mad Mac @ Peterborough Beer Festival

    As stated in a previous post, I was trying to think of somewhere I could send my dad for a live review and it just so happens the wonders of Peterborough beer festival had the answer. Featuring several of his favourite things – ground hops in a liquid format, pub games, ‘crumpet’ and Oliver Reed [&hellip...

  • Mad Mac Reviews #4: The Smell Of Beer!

    Aug 19, 08 • Features, Mad Mac Reviews, ReviewsComments Off on Mad Mac Reviews #4: The Smell Of Beer!
    Mad Mac Reviews #4: The Smell Of Beer!

    After a brief stint away from the writer’s desk, Mad Mac returns to the fold to pen more words of wisdom on the current ‘hot’ acts that are trawling the musical airwaves. After the slamming he gave (The) Foals last time, how will indie-darlings Johnny Foreigner go down? Let’s see… (If you want your band/song/face [&hellip...