Category archive

Live

LIVE

We cover as many live shows as possible just incase you can't get to them! Live reviews from across the UK, Europe and the USA. If you cant get to the top gigs - get yourself here...
Live

Iron Maiden, O2 Arena, London

One of the bands that were solely responsible for the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, Iron Maiden brought their Legacy Of The Beast tour to the O2 Arena in London. And good lord, did they rock the joint. The all too familiar speech by Winston Churchill echoed through the arena, before the band got things started with Aces High, with lead singer Bruce Dickinson, underneath a spitfire, running and leaping… Keep Reading

Festivals/Live

Saturday At Wickham Festival, Hampshire

The rural village of Wickham, Hampshire made the perfect backdrop for it’s boutique festival of folk and traditional music. It was a scorcher of a day but had the most chill and intimate vibe packed with goers of all ages. You were spoilt for choice in terms of food, from African bunny chow to paella and vegan burgers. It’s tents and gazebos uniquely decorated and stalls offering things from tarot… Keep Reading

Live

Shed Seven Play Highlight Show at kendal Calling.

Whilst the rain poured, the lads played a mixture of classics and new material to a damp but high spirited crowd. Coming out to Room in My House, it looked liked the lads positioned themself closer together than normally on stage, definitely making for what looked like a more close nit band, not just Rick as a frontman. It was actually quite nice to see. After rattling off Room in… Keep Reading

Live

LIVE REVIEW: Y Not? 2018 – Who Was There?

As I sat last Sunday guarded from the relentless elements by my trusty poncho in Y Not’s misty mountain camping field I had an overwhelming sense of a bittersweet redemption story. After the antics of last year led to the festival being cast from popular acclaim and reduced to ridicule our proverbial fallen angel was gifted an opportunity by its loyal fan base to reclaim its previous pedestal. The festival… Keep Reading

Live

The Gaslight Anthem, Manchester Apollo

The Gaslight Anthem returned to Manchester for a celebration To mark its 10th birthday, New Jersey’s The Gaslight Anthem played The ’59 Sound in its entirety, and then some. I’ll start this by saying I am not a die-hard Gaslight fan. Don’t get me wrong I like some of their music, but they’ve never been in my top bands. With that said, this review may be a lot more objective… Keep Reading

Live

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – O2 Kentish Town Forum

The hottest night of the year needed a cool band. And we got one of the coolest of them all. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Peter Hayes, Robert Levon Been and Leah Shapiro – took over the O2 Kentish Town Forum, and shook the building to its foundations with pure, unadulterated rock music. Opening song of the night was ‘Spook’, from the ‘Wrong Creatures’ album – the most featured album of the… Keep Reading

Live

The Goo Goo Dolls, 02 Academy, Bristol

The Goo Goo Dolls are not a band I’m familiar with, but always willing to try something new, to me. And Wow what a great band, what have I been missing? The Goo Goo Dolls were formed way back in 1985, In Buffalo New York, originally playing punk and rock and roll covers they soon established themselves and have since produced a series of albums, the latest one Boxesreleased in… Keep Reading

Live

Clutch, Chattanooga, Tennessee, US

Clutch rocks The Signal. Clutch is no stranger to Chattanooga, Tennessee, US and Friday night their fans didn’t leave much standing room at Chattanooga’s newest music venue, The Signal. I have listened to Clutch since 2000 and I am always surprised they do not get more mainstream attention for their talent. It’s raw rock n roll with a dash of soul, and a touch of let me smash your face.… Keep Reading

Festivals/Live

PennFest, The Big Park, Penn

Last year I had a great time at this festival despite the poor summer weather. A little different this year, very warm, sunny and dusty! As in the past the music was spread over 4 stages offering a wide and diverse range appealing to many. It runs for two days Friday night had featured Feeder and The Kaiser Chiefs and I’m told went down a storm with the fans. I… Keep Reading

Live

The Wombats Dazzle Melbourne Fans…

With An Array Of Lights And A Brilliantly Designed Setlist! Liverpool born indie trio The Wombats dazzled Aussie fans at a sold out show at the iconic Festival Hall Melbourne on the 19th of July to celebrate the recent release of their fourth Album ‘Beautiful people will ruin your life’. The band have a larger than life fan base here in Australia, with a sold out Australian tour and a… Keep Reading

Live

Gary Numan, Anvil Arts Centre, Basingstoke.

Gary is back again for a few ‘warm up gigs’ ready for festival appearance at Bluedot. Although this is the third time I will have seen him in nine months, I couldn’t let that put me off, and also a new venue for me. Opening tonight is Nightmare Air, a band that features Gary’s own tour manager David Dupuis. They are based in California, and have toured with Numan on… Keep Reading

Live

The Moods Live At The O2 Ritz, Manchester

The Moods took to the stage at the Ritz, as part of Stampede Festival 2018 An amazing, powerful set which left everyone wanting more The Ritz, Manchester has seen its fair share of bands, and last night, the stage was filled by Manchester based, Hip-Hop/Garage Rock 10 piece, The Moods, as part of Stampede Festival 2018, which also saw the likes of Lunar C, Lowkey and Mic Righteous to name… Keep Reading

Live

Bluedot opens its gates for the 3rd year

Bluedot opens its gates for the 3rd year and this is what we know so far! Being a first timer at Bluedot, you never know what to expect, and this weekend is right up there with ‘expect the unexpected’ and when the official address for the venue is ‘ Jordell Bank Observatory, Cheshire, Earth – you get a sense that it’s not just another festival taking up space in your… Keep Reading

Live

The Killers Arrive In Bolton

Brandon Flowers and what can now only be described as an ensemble (nine musicians on stage and only two remaining members of the four piece band that brought us “Hot Fuss”, including Brandon himself) achieved a spectacular feat of showmanship at the Macron Stadium. I never thought I’d type this but in Brandon’s words they brought “fabulous Las Vegas Nevada” with all of its glitter to the streets of Bolton.… Keep Reading

Live

The Sun Goes Gown On Sounds of the City 2018 With Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott

Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott return to Castlefield Bowl, to bring down the curtain on this years Sounds of the City. The line up had changed earlier in the day, after if was announced that Elvis Costello had to withdraw through ill health. Thankfully at such short notice Manchester Punk Rockers Buzzcocks, stepped in to fill the bill. Tonight’s first support act was London Based “When Young”. When Young are… Keep Reading

Live

Rag n Boneman Returns To Manchester To Headline Sounds In The City

Rag n Boneman delivers a solid performance at Castlefield Bowl. Rag n Boneman makes a welcome return to Manchester. Since Rory Graham AKA Rag N Boneman burst on the music scene in 2016 there has been a constant buzz surrounding anything he produces. Tonight’s gig was a little up in the air as our host had been suffering with a heavy cold all week. First opening act was a local band… Keep Reading

Live

Supersonic Blues Machine, 02 Empire, Shepherds Bush, London.

It’s Independence day, OK unfortunately I’m not in America tonight, but in London for a great blues band from California. I came across the band through airplay they were getting on a national radio station and was hooked. The band is formed around the nucleus of Frabizio Grossi, Kenny Aranoff and Lance Lopez, and joined by longtime friend of the band Billy F Gibbons of ZZ Top fame, and tonight… Keep Reading

Live

Shed Seven Deliver A Nostalgic and Powerful Performance At Castlefield Bowl.

Shed Seven roll back the years with their biggest headline gig. Arriving at the venue 15 minutes before The Twang where due to open up the evenings proceedings, to find out that the band where on stage and well into their set, with very short notice all set times had been brought forward. I did get the chance to watch them perform, “Either way” and the ever so catchy “Drinking… Keep Reading

Live

The Levellers and Guests, Castlefield Bowl

What better way is there to spend a glorious Sunday evening? Brighton based folk-rockers, The Levellers, hit Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl, bringing the sound of summer to our little corner of the world. I’m quite lucky to be living a stone’s throw away from Castlefield Bowl. Around this time of year, the distant booming of music and crowds floats down the canal to my flat, thanks to Sounds of the City.… Keep Reading

Copenhell 2018
Festivals/Live

Ghost, Copenhell 2018

The Scandinavian dark lord Cardinal Copia, held service and closed down the main stage on Saturday at this years Copenhell, with a gem infested pope and a saxophone solo that killed. What else can you expect? You might be thinking what the hell is going on here?… but this is kinda what you can expect from a band like Ghost. Masked, unnamed “Ghouls” playing instruments in a theatrical setup, musically… Keep Reading

1 2 3 24
Go to Top