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JFK Jr. – Lygten Station, Copenhagen, Apr.16

Surprising road-worthy hard Rock’n’Roll from a humble band JFK Jr. is a quartet from Copenhagen, and if you like Pixies, Foo Fighters and similar bands, you’re gonna like these guys. Soundwise we’re in early Foo Fighters territory. The first band of the night, JFK Jr., got the fire going in this small Copenhagen venue. Audience turnup was sparse, unfortunately, as this was still early in the night, but seemingly unaffected by… Keep Reading

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Augustines, Manchester Accademy

Coming of the back of a European tour supporting Noel Gallagher and his Hi Flying birds, tonight’s host finish off a brace of shows, that saw them play a sold out gig at London’s Electric Ballroom last night The 19th April, tonight’s show is also a sell-out. The band are based in Brooklyn New York, a constant three piece, with Billy McCarthy Lead singer/guitarist, Eric Sanderson, vocals guitar/and just about… Keep Reading

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Troye Sivan & Astrid S, Birmingham O2 Institute

On Saturday 23rd April, I headed down to the O2 Institute in Birmingham to check out Troye Sivan, and support act Astrid S, for the final show of the UK stretch of his Blue Neighbourhood Tour. As soon as I arrived at the sold out show I could tell just how popular Troye Sivan is, as the end of the queue was not visible, even 30 minutes after the opening… Keep Reading

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Strawberry Slaughterhouse, High Voltage

Strawberry Slaughterhouse came out in the mid-90’s, when the grunge wave was at its highest. Cobain had just passed away, and Denmark saw the dawn of iconic bands like Dizzy Mizz Lizzy, Psyked Up Janis, and Strawberry Slaughterhouse. The Straws debuted with their 1994 album “Teenage Torturechamber” followed up by the 1997 release “Suck – And The Art of Surviving Suburbia” and because of how times were back then, everyone… Keep Reading

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Battle Of The Bands Winners – Cabezudos

Friday 22nd April saw the final of Liverpools’ Battle of the Bands. The show was rightly won by Cabezudos, ( they have been together for just over a year ) who gave an electric performance and had the crowd in the palm of their hands. The 4 piece consisting of Jack Hughes ( vocals ) Chris Bolton ( lead guitar ) Tom Maher ( bass ) and Harry Strachan (… Keep Reading

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Wilko Johnson & Joanne Shaw Taylor, The O2 Forum, Kentish Town

This has been a weekend of boyhood heroes. Last night: Jeff Lynne’s ELO at the O2. Tonight: Wilko Johnson at the O2 Forum, Kentish Town. One day, London’s best music venues won’t all be named after an unremarkable mobile phone network. But I digress… I’ve been loving the work of Wilko Johnson ever since, at the age of 14, I saw him on TV demonstrating how he seemingly plays rhythm… Keep Reading

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Goodbye Kitty K, High Voltage Rock Club

Goodbye Kitty K (a.k.a. GBKK) has graced the Copenhagen rock scene since 2010, and brings you back to 70’s New York punk scene, but with a modern twist. Having invented the genre “scrap rock”, GBKK mixes The Stooges, Iggy Pop and elements from all parts of the punk universe. The quartet’s singer, Kat Van Ville, show us what a female Jim Morrison would sound like, and delivers her flamboyant chops with an attitude… Keep Reading

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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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