About

This website was created in December 2016 in order to publish articles about all kinds of different subjects, particularly music witnessed live as well as other personal interests. Who knows, perhaps one day soon there will also be pieces on comedy, exhibitions and all sorts of trivia.

The author of this website also runs a more established football blog that you can find at Hispanospherical.com.

To get in touch, you can either send a tweet to @SphericalManor or email darrenspherical@gmail.com.

As of now (April 2017), yours truly is currently beavering away, attempting to format and finalise several articles that were largely written over the past two months or so. Things are nearly all up-to-date and so, with at least another dozen or so gigs lined up in the diary over the next four months, visitors can expect plenty more reviews for the foreseeable future. Perhaps they’ll even be prompt and – no promises here – more concise.

Lastly, the first set of articles that were belatedly published on the site are about the 2016 Rebellion Festival. They may take half a day to get through and feature over 200 photos, but if you’re interested, they include some of the following:

An introduction to the festival and the venue, punk artworks, Gnarwolves, FLAG (Black Flag), Jack Grisham of T.S.O.L., Bouncing Souls, TV Smith of The Adverts, The Descendents, Don Letts, The Pukes, bad jokes, Steve Ignorant (ex-Crass) and his Slice of Life, the sunshine, Glitter Trash, gender confusion, Reagan Youth, Big D & The Kids Table, Argies, Attila the Stockbroker, punk fashion, punk poetry, tales of the Misfits, calling Johnny Rotten a closet Tory, Brix & The Extricated, Mark E. Smith/The Fall anecdotes, The Weirdos, Peter Hook & The Light playing Joy Division songs, mouthing off, getting offered beer by some Welshmen, Kunt & the Gang, unrepeatable lyrics, political divisions, a far-right fringe gig, the start of the Football League season, former Chumbawamba singer Dunstan Bruce, nostalgia for Rancid in 2012, more sunshine, arcades, weird signs, ska-punk, Bar Stool Preachers, a spot of Oi!, Spizzenergi, Jilted John, Blackpool Tower, Old Firm Casuals, Hard Skin, a pub singalong with Henry Cluney, melodic pop-punk, The Damned, Jello Biafra in conversation, glam rock, skeletons, Jaya the Cat, the beach, Captain Sensible, Graham Fellows, strange connections, Goldblade, the Red Arrows, Citizen Fish, fatigue, Adolescents, scampering about, Dag Nasty, Jello Biafra & the Guantanamo School of Medicine, Stiff Little Fingers, reflections and more…

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