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LIVE REVIEW: Tonight Alive, Birmingham o2 Institute

“Is anyone else feeling happy tonight? Because I am.” There’s no better feeling than nostalgia when seeing a band, and whilst Australian alt rockers Tonight Alive aren’t an old band, they bought the same energy and passion to Birmingham’s o2 Institute2 as they did when they first broke through. With Wolf Culture and Jamie Lenman supporting, the night flew by on an adrenaline induced high. Punk quartet Wolf Culture kicked… Keep Reading

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LIVE: Within Temptation, O2 Academy, Brixton

London goes Within Temptation… Within Temptation. A band from the Netherlands who have remarkably been around since 1996. Yet for some reason have never quite got the recognition they deserve. But all that has changed over the years, and on Tuesday 13th November, they played to a sell out crowd at the O2 Brixton Academy. And it was one hell of a show. The lights go down then come up… Keep Reading

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Johnny Marr At The Roundhouse, Camden

Johnny Marr-vellous You could launch into a world of words to describe Johnny Marr. But there is no need, as his legendary status was already secure the moment he started The Smiths. Times change from those heady hey days, and now on his third solo album, Call The Comet, Marr entertained the troops at the Roundhouse in Camden on Sunday 11th November. And the crowd were in for a real treat. … Keep Reading

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Killing Joke 40th Anniversary Tour

The Past, The Present and the Future. Billed as the Bands 40th Anniversary tour, Jaz Coleman and Band, Saunter into Manchester Academy for what is know by the Fans as a Gathering. There are a couple of support acts on the bill tonight, Firstly Black Waters and then Turbwolf. Two high octane bands before the main event. First up are Black Waters Indie Punk rock band from Guildford, it was… Keep Reading

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LIVE: New Order at Alexandra Palace, London

The Palace calls for a New Order… There is a lot to be grateful for in the music world when it comes to New Order. Without them carrying on after the demise of Joy Division, the electronica sound of the 1980’s and beyond would be very different indeed. And on Friday 9th November, a sell out crowd came to Alexandra Palace to celebrate this remarkable band. And right from the… Keep Reading

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Lewis Capaldi entertains the crowds

Lewis Capaldi plays his biggest headline gig at Manchester’s Albert Halls. Northampton singer-songwriter Billy Lockett opens proceedings tonight and makes music that is deeply poignant, personal and wise beyond its years. Billy’s material is heart wrenchingly honest and raw. It’s the work of acclaimed Italian pianist and composer Ludovico Einaudi, who truly inspires Billy and motivated him to develop his piano style which he flawlessly executes today. Main support for… Keep Reading

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Fields of The Nephilim, 02 Shepherds Bush Empire, London

It’s Halloween, and what better way but enjoy one of the finest goth bands in full flow At the time most people had heard of the Mission and the Sisters of Mercy, but for me The Fields of the Nephilim made a far greater impact. Its that impact that’s brought so many out tonight The Fields have enjoyed a cult status amongst fans that have followed them for many years.… Keep Reading

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State Champs and Guests, Manchester Academy

New York’s pop rockers lit up the Academy. State Champs descended upon Manchester Academy with Woes, Stand Atlantic, Seaway and a surprise special guest. It’s no secret that the weather is turning, so what better way to warm yourself up with a good old sweaty gig? As I made my way to my second home, Manchester Academy, I knew I’d regret the layers of clothing I’d piled on just to… Keep Reading

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KISS Announce ‘End Of The Road’ Dates

KISS have announced tour dates for 2019 The huge tour will see the make-up clad rockers on tour once again KISS have been around since the early 70’s, and have had a wonderful career over the years. Their instantly recognisable outfits have become part of culture, the bands merch seems to be everywhere you look and their music is second to none. To celebrate their career for one last time,… Keep Reading

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Marcus King Band, The Fleece Bristol

Marcus King and his band are in town tonight to a  near sell out gig at the Fleece. The Fleece has a capacity of 450, and its great to see it so full considering its only their second visit to Bristol! Supporting  Marcus King was Beth Rowley, who accompanied by her guitarist Tom delivered a short but entertaining set. Sighting siblings and an argument with her then boyfriend as inspiration… Keep Reading

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Idles Deliver A High Octane Performance At Manchesters Ritz

Idles Bring the house down at a sold out Ritz with tickets exchanging hands for £100 outside. Flick of the Finger ventured down to The Ritz in Manchester to cover IDLES, dubbed as one of the UK’s most exciting bands. After their debut album ‘Brutalism’ which certainly put them on the map with Joe Talbot’s all empowering infectious lyrics, strong, yet sympathetic, delivered in a fury of power and passion… Keep Reading

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Black Honey at Manchester Academy 2

Black Honey bring their debut album tour to Manchester A night of great music, which really showed the power of women in music After the two support acts, Russo and Pins had warmed the crowd up with their great sets, the stage went dark to welcome Black Honey to Manchester as they tour their self-titled debut album. The set opened with the wonderful, crowd pleasing ‘I Only Hurt The Ones I… Keep Reading

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Echo & The Bunnymen, The London Palladium

Echo, Bunnymen, Patience and Grace…. The London Palladium, one of the most famous venues in the country, played host to one of Liverpool’s most famous bands in Echo & The Bunnymen. The band, who are celebrating 40 years in the music business, were in the mood to treat the crowd on a packed Thursday night, and they certainly knew how to do it.  “How we all doing!!”, enquires enigmatic front… Keep Reading

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The Blinders Live at Manchester Academy

The doors of Columbia are firmly open The Blinders kick off their debut album tour with an incredible night at Manchester Academy. The Blinders have been around for a few years now, and each time you see them, they get better and better. Their songs have something different in them with each and every gig, and they give their performances everything. But this performance was something else. It was a… Keep Reading

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Suede at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith

The Per-Suede-ers…. Even before the ‘Britpop explosion’, Suede were miles ahead of anyone else. Great songs, great songwriters, great band. Fast forward to October 12th 2018, and have they mellowed with age? No. Not even close. A curtain adorns the stage as the silhouettes of the band make their way on, with a special loud cheer reserved for lead singer, Brett Anderson. And the shadows of Suede start us off… Keep Reading

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Glenn Hughes – Leeds Stylus 9th October 2018

Glenn Hughes brings 70’s style and classic Deep Purple to Leeds Leeds university have some very special guests in the building on this mild October night. The legend that is Glenn Hughes has brought his tour to this northern city. Best known for being a part of heavyweight band Deep Purple and a brief stint in Black Sabbath, he also took off on his own solo career. But tonight it’s his Classic… Keep Reading

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The Story So Far and Citizen, 02 Institute, Birmingham

Sunday’s are usually a quiet night for some. But not for fans of The Story So Far, who took to Birmingham’s o2 Institute for an evening of fully fledged pop-punk. The highly anticipated line-up consisted of All Get Out and (much to the delight of fans) Citizen, creating an evening that flowed seamlessly with plenty of energy. Citizen After All Get Out opening the show and setting a high bar,… Keep Reading

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Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood – Islington Union Chapel Hall

Two men, two albums, one show…. The idyllic setting of the Union Chapel Hall in Islington played host to two remarkable musicians, Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood. And these pair of talents treated a packed house to not one, but two albums worth of material. And here is how it all went down. First album – Black Pudding The moment Duke Garwood arrives on the stage to warm cheers and… Keep Reading

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Jeff Lynne’s ELO at Manchester Arena

A night of astonishing visuals and beautiful music. Last night, Jeff Lynne and his army of unbelievable musicians took the stage in Manchester to deliver some classic of Lynne’s lengthy career.  After a lengthy, cold wait outside of Manchester Arena, me and one other photographer were lead through a maze of corridors, and into the impressive Arena, and shown where we would be shooting from. It wasn’t long then until… Keep Reading

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Federal Charm, The Bad Flowers & Those Damn Crows, O2 Institute, Birmingham

On the penultimate night of the tour all three bands are rocking Birmingham. The co-headline tour featuring Federal Charm and The Bad Flowers has taken in eleven venues around the country. Opening for both bands is a ‘new to me’ band, Those Damn Crows, fronted by Shane Greenhall who is determined to rock Birmingham, their short set, unfortunately, kicked off with Don’t Give A Damn. Their brand of rock is… Keep Reading

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