Hom Sweet Homme - by Tom Fogarty

Hom Sweet Homme

September 23rd, 2018

My blog always suffers during the summer, and with this in mind I find myself under considerable pressure this month to write something good. It is usually at these...

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Nick Cave at Victoria Park

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Victoria Park

June 10th, 2018

On 3rd of June Nick Cave headlined the closing day of All Points East Festival in Victoria Park, East London. He was among a strong lineup, including Patti Smith,...

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Music Reviews 2011-2016

March 1st, 2018

I feel it only fair to warn you that this blog post consists of two things I am obsessive about; music and making lists. It does not, however, feature...

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Tom Fogarty: 2017 in Review

2017 in Review

December 27th, 2017

Here’s my very short review of the year; it won’t feature anything topical such as current affairs or any noteworthy news items, it will just be about me and...

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Tom Fogarty - Resurrection Fest 2017

Resurrection Fest 2017

July 18th, 2017

I went to Resurrection Fest in July, a small(ish) rock festival in Northern Spain. The festival focuses predominately on extreme rock – heavy metal, black metal, punk and HXC...

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Twitter Screenshot - by Tom Fogarty


September 8th, 2016

The 3rd of July this year marked the 45th anniversary of Jim Morrison’s death. As controversial frontman of The Doors, Morrison was my first rock hero, and played no...

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Tom Fog Be Damned

May 30th, 2016

Back in August 2015 I listed out all the bands I have ever seen, and those that I still want to see before I die. On 20th May 2016...

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Lemmy - RIP

RIP Lemmy (but Happy Birthday Tom Fog)

January 3rd, 2016

It will come as no surprise to anyone who knows me – or anyone that has read this blog a handful of times – that I am not really...

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Gigs, Gigs, Gigs (Lists, Lists, Lists)

August 17th, 2015

I was speaking to someone the other day (I can’t remember where, so it was probably at the pub) – who said they had saved every ticket from every...

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December 14th, 2014

2014 has been a quiet year of gigs for me. Partly because of a lack of money and spare time – but mainly because I’ve not really made any...

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Daft Punk – Random Access Memories Album Review

May 30th, 2013

Everyone’s been bangin on about the latest Daft Punk album, Random Access Memories recently, and I have to admit, I was really looking forward to it’s release – but...

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Nix Nugent Gig

January 23rd, 2013

Nix Nugent gigged at the AAA Bar in South Kensington High Street on the 17th January. She was accompanied by her regular keyboard player, Rupert Piano Talent, and they...

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2012 Gigs

December 22nd, 2012

It’s that time of year again when I start assessing what I’ve been up to for the previous 12 months, so here’s a rundown of the gigs I’ve seen...

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Happy Birthday GG Allin (and Michael Jackson)

August 30th, 2012

Yesterday (29th August) was my hero, GG Allin’s birthday. Well it would have been – had he still been alive. Despite being a massive fan, I only found this...

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Shitballs Weekend

June 28th, 2012

I’ve not been going out much lately. This is partly due to me trying to cut down on my drinking (but more about that in another blog post next...

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RIP GG Allin: 29 August 1956 – 28 June 1993

June 27th, 2012

On this day 19 years ago, GG Allin died of a heroin overdose. Probably my favourite performer of all time, GG was a complete maniac, out of control both...

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GG Allin Funeral

January 28th, 2012

This week I’m heading up to Staffordshire for a family funeral on Monday. I’m not really looking forward to it and it’ll be odd to see my family after...

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RIP Joana and The Wolf (and Auntie Lilly)

January 19th, 2012

Sad news this week. Last week my aunt died. She was called Lilly and she was 83. She lived in Birmingham or somewhere like that. Hadn’t seen her for...

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2011 in Retrospect

December 29th, 2011

Looking back over the year, I’ve had quite a good one. Scanning over last year’s 2011 resolutions – basically the same list every bloody year – I’ve ticked a...

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Hi-de-Hi Campers!

December 5th, 2011

I’m going on holiday to Butlins this weekend in Somerset. For anyone not in the UK, Butlins are those cheap and cheerful holiday camps that sprang up here after...

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The Pussy Cat Song

December 3rd, 2011

I like cats, me. I also like innuendo, but I’ve always found the phrase “pussy” to be a bit crass. That’s why I tend to say “minge” instead. This...

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Penny Black Music

November 19th, 2011

I’m pleased to announce that I now have my own page on Penny Black Music, where you can read all my articles and reviews. The direct link is: http://www.pennyblackmusic.co.uk/MagSitePages/AuthorPage.aspx?id=120...

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Arabrot Interview

November 15th, 2011

I’ve been neglecting this blog a lot lately, and recently I even deleted my Facebook and Twitter accounts – and everyone knows how much I love to tweet. I’ve...

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Kreashan "Jak D" Andrews – DJ

October 16th, 2011

Time for a bit of a plug. Kreashan “Jak D” Andrews is a really groovy House DJ, and a happening dude. He’s, like, seriously groovy. He’s based in London...

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Music Journalism

October 8th, 2011

I’m now a music journalist for Penny Black Music (as well as being a web designer/developer, home tattooist, raconteur, artist etcetera). I’ve only done 4 reviews so far, and...

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Leonard Cohen – Waiting For the Miracle

September 22nd, 2011

Here’s a song by Leonard Cohen. It’s another of my favourites, and contains my favourite lyric of all time: Waiting for the miracle, there’s nothing left to do. I...

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LunaChicks – Say What You Mean

September 21st, 2011

Following on the musical theme this week, here’s another of my favourite songs. It’s from a (now defunct) punk rock female outfit back in the late 1990s – The...

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Nix Nugent Gig – Purple Turtle

September 20th, 2011

Everyone should go to see Nix Nugent play at The Purple Turtle in Camden this Friday, 23rd September 2011. Nix is a very talented London-based singer/songwriter and her music...

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Werewolves of London

September 19th, 2011

I’ve got a busy week ahead, but my aim is still to try and blog every day while I have the internet handy. I decided I’m going to post...

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Tom Fogarty: Music Journalist

September 17th, 2011

BREAKING NEWS JUST IN… I am now a music journalist. Well, sort of. I’ve been taken on as a writer for Penny Black Music. It’s not paid work, but...

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GG Allin – Bite It You Scum

August 14th, 2011

GG Allin was cool. Here’s a nice video to share on a Sunday morning. Enjoy!

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Joana and The Wolf – Secret Garden Party

August 9th, 2011

I should be blogging about the destruction and all the rioting currently going on in London, but I’ll save that for tomorrow. Instead I’m going to share a clip...

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Secret Garden Party 2011 – Roundup

July 31st, 2011

I went to Secret Garden Party last weekend (21st – 24th July) and had a pretty good time. Secret Garden Party is a fairly small but excellent music/art festival...

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Secret Garden Party 2011

July 17th, 2011

I’m dying to go to The Secret Garden Party 2011 next weekend. I’ve booked annual leave and everything. The only problem is that it’s been sold out for ages...

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Whiskey On a Sunday

June 18th, 2011

I haven’t had a day off from work in 2 weeks. Long days too. Tomorrow I’m going to London Feis 2011 at Findsbury Park, which is an annual Irish...

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Primavera 2011 – The Final Word

June 3rd, 2011

This will be my last mention of the festival (for this year at least). But I’m the kind of person who thinks if something’s worth saying once, it’s worth...

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Primavera Sound 2011 – Part 2 (Words)

May 31st, 2011

So, Primavera Sound 2011 – what an amazing experience. I mean like a life-changing experience. Well, maybe. I guess time will tell. It was actually an amazing week all...

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Primavera Sound 2011 – Part 1 (Videos)

May 30th, 2011

Just got back from Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona. I had an awesome time and met lots of great people. I’m too tired today to write about it properly...

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List Mania 4: Punk Bands!

April 26th, 2011

Not done one of these for a while. Here’s my Top 10 Favourite punk bands of all time: The Misfits – hailing from New Jersey (home of The Toxic...

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Hybrid Moments

April 3rd, 2011

If I could go back in time to see any band in their prime, I think I would choose The Misfits – a horror punk band from New Jersey,...

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Little Boxes

March 28th, 2011

Been a while since I blogged, mainly because last week I had a stinking cold and at the weekend I had to do some hardcore revision. Strangely, I’ve been...

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Joana and The Wolf – KOKO Gig

March 13th, 2011

Went to see Joana and The Wolf at KOKO last night. I thought it was a really good show – the best I’ve seen yet. Sadly I didn’t take...

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Chas ‘n’ Dave Gig

March 12th, 2011

I went to see Chas ‘n’ Dave at the O2 Indigo on Thursday. It was part of their “Farewell Tour” (until the reunion). It was a sold out gig...

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Why Do I Always Get It Wrong?

March 12th, 2011

Went to gigs for the last 2 nights; eventful to say the least. I’ll post more about those later, but for now here’s a video that sums up the...

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Grinderman – The Palaces of Montezuma Lyrics

March 5th, 2011

I’m really excited about seeing Grinderman at Primavera Sound in Barcelona, this May. They’re my favourite band at the moment (though this does change regularly) and I’ve been listening...

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Late Night Ramblings From the Void

March 3rd, 2011

It’s gone midnight and I’m still up trying to code a CMS (content management system) for work. I’m using the CodeIgniter framework – which I usually enjoy – but...

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List Mania!

February 28th, 2011

Everyone knows that Mondays are shit. It’s just the way it is. The true pessimist knows that Tuesdays, however, are far worse. When Monday arrives you normally get empowered...

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YouTube Tattoo Music

February 22nd, 2011

Sometimes music can provide the soundtrack to a certain time in your life, and even inspire you to behave in a certain way. I remember when I had my...

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The Noisettes – Sometimes

February 17th, 2011

I really like this song by The Noisettes, and the lyrics seem to sum up how I feel at the moment (don’t ask me why though because if you...

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If Music Be The Food of Love..

February 16th, 2011

I had a really strong urge to blog tonight, but couldn’t think of anything much to say. No change there then. Decided to share my Last FM profile with...

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