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Live At Leeds 2018

Billed as a Multi-Venue City wide festival. Showcasing the best emerging talent alongside established acts. Twenty stages across the centre of Leeds, ranging from the O2 Academy and the Established Leeds Beckett stage to smaller more intimate venues Like the Wardrobe, The Chapel, and The Brudenell Social Club, as well as the Church and the Chapel. Although the festival has been established for twelve years this was my first time… Keep Reading

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Movements – The Asylum2, Birmingham

A warm, Sunday evening only called for one thing – US band Movements playing their first sold-out UK show at Birmingham’s Asylum. With the success of their debut album ‘Feel Something’, Movements were ready to smash their first UK tour, with support coming from Brighton band Muskets, and French band Paerish. Despite the heat of the room, Musket’s opened the night with punchy riffs and vibrant energy. It wasn’t long… Keep Reading

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Manic Street Preachers, Motorpoint Arena Cardiff

A sold out venue for tonight gig, the last of the UK stadium tour to promote the latest album Resistance is Futile, and where better than in Wales. Local valley boys, James Dean Bradfield, Nicky Wire, Sean Moore and Miles Woodward formed the Manic Street Preachers way back in 1986. They were later joined by Richey Edwards who contributed much to the songwriting and lyrics, as a band they have… Keep Reading

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No Hot Ashes, The Venue Derby

Stockport’s No Hot Ashes, having already sold out Academys Two and Three in Manchester with their incredible local support are now on tour, seeing if their high energy funky sound can have the same effect on the rest of the UK. Tonight its Derby and there’s a good turn out to see what NHA can offer. Its ten o’clock before the band get on stage and its clear that some… Keep Reading

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Sylvette Live at The Ruby Lounge, Manchester

Sylvette launch their new album in Manchester A wonderful night of wonderful noise Last night, Manchester based band Sylvette launched their album at The Ruby Lounge, Manchester. And after wonderful support, the crowd were ready for 45 minutes of truly beautiful music. This band get better each time you see them, and each time, there seems to be something new. Whether it be a new song, new sound, or just… Keep Reading

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Marillion, Colston Hall, Bristol

Marillion played Bristol’s Colston Hall last night on their recent tour promoting their recent DVD release. The All in One DVD/Blu Ray showcases the bands show last October at the Royal Albert Hall. Marillion as a band were formed way back in 1979, its original members were Steve Rothery, Doug Irvine, Mick Pointer and Brian Jelliman. Over the years the band has seen several line up changes, for many the… Keep Reading

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The Empty Room Live at Night People, Manchester

The last couple of months have seen the big summer gigs, festivals and tours announced, The Stones at Old Trafford, The Killers in Bolton and an Arctic Monkeys tour to name just a few.  Before you spend a fortune on a ticket, have a look at whats on in your local area because the big bands of the future are probably playing in one of the many clubs that put… Keep Reading

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The Wonder Years, Manchester Academy -13/04/18

It certainly wasn’t an unlucky Friday 13th for fans of The Wonder Years, as the band hit the Manchester Academy for an enticing and emotion-filled night. A week after the release of their sixth studio album ‘Sister Cities’, the pop-punk giants treated fans to two sets – one acoustic, one electric – to display their wide discography and proving to their fans that they will never let them down. Entering… Keep Reading

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QUEEN ZEE, The Castle, Manchester

Mondays aren’t the greatest nights for gigs especially after a heavy weekend, but in The Castle this evening there is palpable excitement in anticipation of Queen Zee’s imminent performance. Following a lengthy spell touring the country as a support band, notably on the Cabbage tour, Queen Zee are now heading out on a lengthy headline tour across the UK, partly in support of their EP “Eat My Sass” but also… Keep Reading

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Geno Washington and the Ram Jam Band, The Twisted Wheel Manchester

Saturday 31st March saw the 50th anniversary of Geno Washington playing the legendary Manchester club The Twisted Wheel, so what better way to celebrate than by bringing the great man back. The Twisted Wheel now has a new home in the Night People club on Princess Street and tonight its packed out, with many of the crowd having danced at the original club. With top Northern Soul DJ Pete Roberts… Keep Reading

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Embrace, Manchester Ritz

Embrace lay down a classic evening of Britpop favourites whilst showcasing their new Album “Love is a Basic need”. On a night where ’90s nostalgia hung in the air. Support this evening is EEVAH (Nicole Hope Smith), supported by Embraces Richard McNamara, Eevah has a dark and broody vocal style, a depth of sound that hopefully bodes well for the future, “Cant Breathe” is her latest offering and is well… Keep Reading

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Greta Van Fleet at Manchester Academy 3

A truly jaw dropping night. The Second Sons supported as Greta Van Fleet came to Manchester. Having began to make a name for themselves in America, Greta Van Fleet took their wonderful noise on a European tour, which on Friday 30th March, saw them take to the stage at Manchester Academy 3. It was night of beautiful noise, and unbelievable skill, in which both Greta Van Fleet, and their support,… Keep Reading

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Fall Out Boy, Manchester Arena.

Fall Out Boy Bring the Mania Tour to Manchester Arena! As Fall Out Boy bring their much-anticipated Mania tour into Manchester, there is a real air of excitement buzzing around, not many bands could fill the arena, one thing that brings people back is that the band don’t leave anything in the dressing room, its all on stage with them. Coming into the Arena and having had a quick briefing… Keep Reading

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Dodie, O2 Academy, Birmingham

“I write a lot of songs that are sad, I’m not sure why, it just happens sometimes.” Singer-songwriter and YouTuber Dodie bought her mesmerising performance to the o2 Academy in Birmingham, complete with a band to emphasise her stunning talent. The walk to the o2 Academy soon became a maze of finding the way to the box office, as loyal fans who had queued early snaked around the block. It… Keep Reading

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Judah & the Lion, The Riviera Theatre, Chicago

“We never wanted to be a cool band” lead singer, Judah Aker, explained far past the point of offering this as new information to the audience. After witnessing the variety of footwork (a leprechaun jig, a tribal rain dance, and everything in-between) and stage outfits (calling up comparisons to lumberjacks, Duck Dynasty, and 90’s workout videos), that much was clear to the audience.   Much about this Nashville band’s message,… Keep Reading

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Afghan Sand Gang, The Eagle, Salford

Mossley is not a place that immediately springs to mind in the annals of rock and roll, but from being a virtual music desert, Mossley has suddenly become a post punk oasis with Cabbage’s spectacular success being followed up the likes of Proletariat and Freeda. The latest band to come from this Mossley “ scene” is the three piece Afghan Sand Gang whose electronic krautrock music style is beginning to… Keep Reading

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INTERVIEW: with Shader

We first met Shader late 2017 at The Underground, Stoke and they blew us away! We recently caught up with the bands front man Stu Whiston to get the low down and to find out whats coming up. Obligatory, What’s the origin of the band’s name question? We have a band whatsapp group and there were a few dodgy names flying about. Mike (lead guitar) sent a message saying Shader and… Keep Reading

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Milk Teeth, Mama Roux, Birmingham.

The last time we caught the punks in Milk Teeth on a UK tour was after the release of debut album ‘Vile Child’ in 2016. Now, with their two EP’s ‘Be Nice’ and ‘Go Away’ having been released in the July and November of 2017, to touring the US with Enter Shikari, Milk Teeth are back – bigger and stronger than ever. Kicking the night off were Nervus, who with… Keep Reading

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Blue October, O2 Ritz, Manchester

Supported by Broken Witt Rebels, Blue October return to Manchester. Almost a year to the day, Blue October, consisting of Justin Furstenfeld, Jeremy Furstenfeld, Ryan Delahoussaye, Matt Noveskey and Will Knaak, return to Manchester’s Ritz, and put on an astonishing show. The night was opened by the Birmingham-based, soulful rockers, Broken Witt Rebels. With his gritty, Caleb Followill-esque (Kings of Leon) vocals, Danny Core’s power boomed throughout the quirky venue.… Keep Reading

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John 5 and The Creatures, Songbirds Guitar Museum, Chattanooga Tennessee

Closing out the last night in the first leg of the It’s Alive tour, John 5 and the Creatures stopped by Songbirds Guitar Museum in Chattanooga, Tennessee this past Saturday night to sell out a show and burn the house down. They achieved both.  Probably most well known for being Rob Zombie’s lead guitarist, John 5 and The Creatures, are out on tour promoting an album that was recorded on… Keep Reading

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