AUK’s Chain Gang: Mark Lanegan “Man in the Long Black Coat”

Last week’s Chain Gang piece explored a Bob Dylan song that was later covered on ‘I’m Not There’ OST  (Columbia, 2007) by The White Stripes. Naturally, I revisited this gem of a soundtrack and then had the hard task of picking just one track from it to show and tell. Mark Lanegan’s cover of ‘Man in the Long Black Coat‘ is such flawless Americana that even Ramblin’ Jack Elliot and The Black Keys covers have to wait their turn. Continue reading “AUK’s Chain Gang: Mark Lanegan “Man in the Long Black Coat””

Nicole Atkins announces UK tour for April

So yet again it’s the weekend dear reader, just in time for the most miserable day of the year. Cheer yourself up with news that Nashville crooner Nicole Atkins, who recently toured the UK with Mercury Rev, will return to our Brexity shores in April for a string of headline shows. Having performed just before Christmas with friend and collaborator Jim Sclavunos from the Bad Seeds, Atkins will play her fifth London show in 18 months at The Lexington on 30th April.  Continue reading “Nicole Atkins announces UK tour for April”