Hom Sweet Homme

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 times that I am stricken with writer’s block; and so it

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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Victoria Park

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, Baxter Dury, Bo Ningen, St. Vincent (nice tits!) and Psychedelic Furs.

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Music Reviews 2011-2016

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 any mention of tattoos, wanking or the dark arts – so

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2017 in Review

Tom Fogarty: 2017 in Review

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 my year. And it will be short because I’ve done fuck

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Resurrection Fest 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 (hardcore punk), and has previously featured the likes of Iron Maiden,

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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 small part in introducing me to 60s rock music when I

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Tom Fog Be Damned

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 I ticked a big one off my to-do list because I

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RIP Lemmy (but Happy Birthday Tom Fog)

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 a fan of Christmas. I find it a lonely, depressing time

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

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 gig they had ever been to. I was suitably impressed by

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Kasabian

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 effort to go and see any. Last year was similar to

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