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In these heady days of social networking, you could probably argue that an old-fashioned Links page isn't all that important. Nevertheless, here's a selection of friends and fellow conspirators, suggestions for further reading, and assorted sources of erudition and propaganda. Click the banners and tell 'em I sent you...

 

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London Gigs, the website that does what it says on the tin. A gig guide with the crap taken out. A healthy bias towards new bands, small venues, the underground and the interesting - plus the pick of the big stuff. I'm a contributor to the site along with assorted other zines and music biz outsiders. By all means send in gig info (to them, not to me) if you know about events that are happening but are not yet listed.

 

 

Ms Kitten Painting's witty and charming indie webzine. Originally a website similar to this one, later relaunched in trendy blog format, now - alas! - apparently dormant. Still, there's much here that is essential reading for anyone who secretly thought Bobby Gillespie was rather dishy (before he went all Dadrock on us, obviously), or if you ever had a Jesus & Mary Chain poster on your bedroom wall.

 

 

The Organ - home of the many-headed Organart collective. Record label, radio show, and a long-running zine that's appeared in a variety of formats over the years, always with a maverick spirit of independence. Here's the latest incarnation: the Organ's 'Thing Of The Day' feed. One thing per day - in music or art - that you should know about.

 

 

Louder Than War is a webzine devoted to the righteous cause of rock 'n' roll, from snotty young punks to superstars. Reviews, interviews and blogs, notably by Goldblade frontman and all-round punk pundit John Robb.

 

 

Online base of Mick Mercer, former Melody Maker journalist, later Britain's champion of all things goth, which at least had the benefit of making him number one in a field of one. Mick produces a PDF-format fanzine which you can read on screen or print out and make into a traditional paper fanzine. You can also buy revised 'Author editions' of Mick's books, and some new photo collections from his extensive punk-to-Britpop archive.

 

 

Between 2002 and 2005, I wrote for, and contributed photographs to, the US-based webzine StarVox. The site finally went defunct in January 2012 when the domain expired. However, thanks to the Wayback Machine web archive, most, if not all, the content is still online. Play around with the links and the timeline at the top of the archived pages, and you can still see the original content - including my old stuff.

 

 

What it says on the tin - er, I mean, the banner. A London photo fanzine - live photos from the London gig circuit, plus studio shots and interviews with selected bands. Available to view on the web, as a PDF download, or in printed book form via Lulu. Put together by Neil Anderson, whose Wildblanket photo site is also recommended.

 

 

Proof of the inky revival? Loud And Quiet is one of a surprisingly large number of newspaper-format music mags around right now. Don't go looking in your local branch of WH Smith - you'll find Loud And Quiet (and assorted others) given away free at gig venues, clubs, and record shops. While its scope might not be quite as radical as they'd like us to think (c'mon, we know  about The Horrors and Bat For Lashes now) it's still good for breezy coverage of much new stuff.

 

 

Here's one that's gone the other way. Originally a print mag, Artrocker is now available as an iTunes app. Which may or may not be convenient for you. However, fear not, because there's plenty of stuff - although not the actual magazine - on the web, too.

 

 

Old school punk webzine, concentrating on the 1977 - 1979 era. Archives and survivors: interviews, resources and untold stories - essental reading for anyone who's interested in the first wave of punk.

 

 

 

Jason Pitzl-Waters writes with intelligence and perception (and an impressive amount of research) about dark music, in all its forms and varieties, on this blog. If you're of the Pagan persuasion, you might also like to read his stuff at The Wild Hunt.

 

 

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