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Hands Off Gretel, Whitby Goth Weekend

Grrrl Power at Whitby Goth Weekend At the centre of all things Gothlike is the Yorkshire Coastal Town of Whitby, it’s the place where Bram Stoker found some inspiration to write Dracula, so Goths from all over the UK descend twice a year (once at Halloween – obviously!) and this is the Spring Festival at Whitby Spa Pavilion with headliner’s Therapy and Wayne Hussey. The Whitby Goth Weekend has been… Keep Reading

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Wolfmother – A No Nonsense Aussie 3-Piece Powerhouse!!

If you assembled all that is good in a classic rock outfit and leave out the annoying drum solo, the wibbly organ solo, the “let’s divide the room and have a camp chorus sing off”, then you are left with Wolfmother. A no nonsense Aussie 3-piece powerhouse of a rock band, where the only thing that matters is the relentless energy, musicianship, sweet high toned vocal and booming sound. The… Keep Reading

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Funeral For A Friend, Last Chance to Dance’ tour

On Wednesday 13th April, Funeral For A Friend brought their ‘Last Chance to Dance’ tour – the final one for the post-hardcore band – to the O2 Institute, for the first of two shows in Birmingham. To open the night with a bang were London-based band ‘Zoax’. Having only formed in 2013, and just releasing their debut self-titled album in May 2016, I guess you could say Zoax are incredible… Keep Reading

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PVRIS, Birmingham – Saturday 9th April

PVRIS, K.Flay & Bones, Birmingham – Saturday 9th April On Saturday 9th April, the alternative/rock-trio, PVRIS (pronounced ‘Paris’), from Lowell, Massachusetts, graced the stage at the O2 Institute in Birmingham. Immediately upon arrival, I could see that sold-out really did mean sold-out, as the three-tiered venue was filling fast with young females, most who seemed to be mimicking the style of PVRIS’ lead singer Lynn Gunn, with undercuts and Doc… Keep Reading

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The Sheepdogs Live at Dingwalls

The Sheepdogs Live at Dingwalls Camden Lock I’m standing on the lowest tier at Dingwalls next to a lovely lady from Canada called Louise. She and her husband are expectantly awaiting their sixth Sheepdogs gig in almost as many days. They’re on first name terms with the guitar tech. They know the set list backwards. They fly home tomorrow. It all makes my own modest level of fandom look a… Keep Reading

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Artist: Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott

It’s Happy Hour Again ! It’s always a very special occasion playing the Royal Albert Hall and you can feel the grandeur with every step on the plush red carpets and turn of the velvety curtains. It doesn’t matter whether you’re the lead violinist of the Philharmonic or the drummer in Trudy (tonight’s support act), you feel that majesty and splendour hit you as soon as you walk in and… Keep Reading

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Hollywood Undead – Vega Main Hall

Extended set of rap metal – with a sensitive side Hollywood Undead was born in the underground in Los Angeles, and had their debut in 2008 with the album “Swan Songs”. Since then they have toured the world, visiting countless cities, and tonight Copenhagen was the next in line. They have visited once before, in 2014 at the venue Pumpehuset, also in Copenhagen. After supporting act, Attila, had blown the… Keep Reading

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The Stranglers Live at the Manchester Apollo.

Not So Black and White Tonight is a first for me. Two bands from an era I love that I have never seen. The Alarm and of course tonight’s headliners The Stranglers. It’s a packed house tonight at the O2 Apollo as The Alarm take the stage. They are greeted by an excited crowd and don’t fail to please with a short but powerful set. Of course everyone is on… Keep Reading

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Larrakia | The Parish

Larrakia, Superintendent, Dead Party Scene, The Parish,Huddersfield 25/3/16 Words and Images by our friend & guest reviewer, Craig Carling. A quick trip over the Pennines saw me at one of my favourite venues in the country. Step forward The Parish and take a bow. The best burgers and one of the coolest gig huts in Britain. Bare brick and an immaculate painted mural as a backdrop sets the scene really… Keep Reading

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Attila, Vega Main Hall, Copenhagen

Supporting band so good they should have their own tour! Sometimes a supporting band have so much goin’ for them, that they might as well be on their own tour. Attila from Atlanta, Georgia (US) is such a band. This evening they were visiting VEGA Main Hall in Copenhagen DK, while on tour with Hollywood Undead. Sunglasses wearing frontman Chris “Fronz” Fronzak and his crew of three, Chris Linck on guitar, Kalan Blehm… Keep Reading

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Reef | Manchester Academy 17th March 2016.

Reef are an English band hailing from Glastonbury. In its self a statement worthy of an accolade or two. Who else could pass off Glastonbury festival as just another local gig? The band members include Gary Stringer on vocals, Jesse Wood on guitar, Jack Bessant on bass and Dominic Greensmith on drums. Coming on stage at an almost full Manchester Academy 2. 900+, the band seemed right at home, acknowledging… Keep Reading

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Jo Harman at Nells Jazz & Blues

I’ve seen Jo Harman perform quite a bit and every time I cry. This can be quite awkward when part of the reason for being there is to photograph the show. I don’t get tearful because I share a close personal connection with the deep sentiment that a number of her songs convey; fortunately for me, I don’t. I get moist in the eyeball because I’m moved by the spectacle… Keep Reading

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Buck & Evans The Half Moon Putney

Last summer I attended the inaugural Ramblin’ Man Fair hosted by Team Rock. It was an event with a very specific demographic: less than fifteen sew-on band patches on your denim jacket? You need to consider an alternative festival, sir… The main ‘Classic Rock’ stage had some very significant acts upon it, any one of which could have qualified for free bus travel had they not arrived by executive helicopter.… Keep Reading

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Wild Rossa And The 88 – Liverpool Arts Club

March 9th 2016 found me at Liverpools’ Arts Club, upstairs in the Loft, to see Wild Rossa and the ’88. Luke Papini and guitarist Chris Mitchell met at Liverpool University and formed their first band, The Loose Hearts. They met other band members Nico Sauvenee ( drums ) and Jamie Gosling ( bass guitar ) also at Uni and the idea for Wild Rossa was formed. After being introduced to… Keep Reading

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The 1975 Manchester Apollo

An Evening of Neon Lights, Extra Loud Screams Cool Tunes And Girls… Lots of Girls…. Being a 1975 first timer I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect in all honesty. So what did I know before the fact? 2 number 1 albums; their self titled 2013 debut album “The 1975” and their 2nd, shorter titled “I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It“.… Keep Reading

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Gilby Clarke – Viften, Rødovre, Denmark

It’s Only Rock’n’Roll – but I certainly liked it When Gilby Clarke ended his three-year venture with Guns’n’Rose, he was just known as “the new guy in G’n’R”. This evening, he proved, once again, that he can certainly hold his own. I’m pretty sure that Gilby is getting tired of talking about Guns’n’Roses, and how he went from being in one of the biggest bands on earth, to being unemployed the next… Keep Reading

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Blossoms Review from Electric, Brixton, London

Your New Favourite Band You don’t know it yet but Blossoms are going to be your new favourite band, they shine through the current dredge of pop mire like a blinding light in the fog, mixing both catchy tunes with swagger and belief in equal measure. Tonight we are at Electric in Brixton. A smallish theatre style venue which has the tiniest upstairs seating area for what looks like one… Keep Reading

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Jake Bugg Review from Electric, Brixton, London

When a young man with a guitar steps up to the mic and sings from the heart “I’m just a poor boy from Nottingham, I had my dreams but in this world they’re gone, Oh I’m so lonesome on my one” a few hundred twentysomething females at the front of the Electric in Brixton sing along word for word, hoping to become his ‘two’. This track was only released just… Keep Reading

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Biters + Libido Overdrive, High Voltage, Copenhagen

High Voltage Rock Club, Copenhagen, Denmark If you have ever visited the High Voltage Rock Club in Copenhagen, then you know the place is just like your old lady. It has intimacy and presence, but at the same can be the sleaziest seducer around. This night was no different, and Biters from Atlanta, USA, had taken a small detour from the 2016 Kerrang Winter Tour and its big stages, and paid my favourite… Keep Reading

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The Courteeners Kentish Town Forum 3rd March 2016

The Courteeners Kentish Town Forum | 3rd March 2016 The Courteeners – What Took You So Long?  It was back in December when the Shepherds Bush Empire in London announced it had to close its doors for urgent renovation works as they had found a structural fault. The Courteeners were due to play the venue that night and the message was so late that some fans turned up to the… Keep Reading

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