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Metallica Live At The Etihad Stadium

Last Night, Metallica’s WorldWired Tour brought them to Manchester for one hell of a show Despite the rain soaking the stage and the crowd, Metallica gave the crowd everything they had and more.  The night was kicked off by Bokassa and Ghost, two fine bands who were a perfect fit to get the crowd ready for the onslaught of metal that Metallica always deliver, and last night was no exception.… Keep Reading

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Chicago Open Air 2019, Seat Geek Stadium – 18-19.05.2019

Chicago Open Air lit up Seat Geek Stadium! Saturday morning I woke up with excitement for a weekend that I had been anxiously awaiting for months. I know Chicago Open Air had received a lot of grief about initial ticket pricing and such, but once I saw the names System of a Down and Tool next to each other I put all of that negativity behind me. That anticipation grew… Keep Reading

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HalfNoise – Birmingham o2 Academy3, 12.5.19

“What’s up Birmingham? We’re HalfNoise.” Paramore drummer Zac Farro traded in the power of alternative beats for a more laid-back evening of groovy tunes with his own side project, HalfNoise. Consisting of a wide variety of instruments including synths and bongos, HalfNoise bought a new feeling to the word ‘funk’. Opening the night was Hannah Brown, accompanied by her band. Local to the Midlands’, Brown’s soulful voice was enough to… Keep Reading

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Blinders Return To Manchester On New Tour

After great support the Blinders showcased ‘Columbia’ to Manchester once more, this time with new material woven into the set It’s always great to hear new music from a band as talented as these three lads, and the direction they are going in sounds promising for their future. The Blinders have been around for a few years now, but it was only last year that they began to scratch the… Keep Reading

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Set It Off – Birmingham 02 Institute, 17.04.19

What better way to spend a mid-week evening than at a solid pop-rock show? With Set It Off turning out a whirlwind of a show to Birmingham’s o2 Institute2 – it almost felt like there was no other place to be. Celebrating their most recent release ‘Midnight’, Set It Off really came to party. Bringing along Bearings and Vukovi, the night flew by in a blur of madness – and… Keep Reading

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Sly Antics Debut New Tunes at Intimate Gig

Last night it was out with the old, and in with the new as Sly Antics played their first headliner of 2019. Who’d have thought a church would make such a good music venue. Sacred Trinity Church in Salford was turned into a music venue last night, as Sly Antics, alongside Joel Gardner and Circus, delivered an almighty noise capable of waking the dead. Admittedly, I was sceptical going into… Keep Reading

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The Stranglers At Manchester Apollo

The Stranglers close their month of touring in the iconic Manchester Apollo Two of the most influential punk bands in one venue, in one night The night was kicked off by the incredible and highly influential, Dr. Feelgood. Their set went down a treat with fans and despite no original members, getting to watch Dr. Feelgood do what they do best is probably one of the best moments of my gig… Keep Reading

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Live: Saytr Play at Manchester Gorilla

This band really do get better with every performance There’s not much better in life than packing into a venue, with an incredible atmosphere and listening to an even more incredible band. This is what it’s like when you watch Saytr Play. The fans never let the band down, and the band never lets the fans down. After two unbelievable support acts, the fans eagerly waited for Saytr Play to… Keep Reading

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WhenYoung Return To Manchester

The Irish Trio Delivered One Hell Of A Show WhenYoung have been releasing music for a couple of years now, and their following is slowly growing, and as their fan base grows, their shows get better and better. The atmosphere last night was one of the best I have witnessed in a small venue. The set included material which has been with the band for a while, alongside newer material,… Keep Reading

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LIVE REVIEW: You Me At Six Return To Manchester

Surrey based rock band, You Me At Six, return to Manchester in support of their new album, and to celebrate their first. This weekend has been predominantly You Me At Six. The five piece returned to Manchester, in a sold out Victoria Warehouse, to support their new album ‘VI’, on Friday night. They returned again on Saturday night for a much anticipated celebration of their first album, ‘Take Off Your… Keep Reading

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LIVE REVIEW: Basement, Birmingham

Punchy riffs and lyrics you can shout your heart out to, Basement took over Birmingham’s o2 Institute2 by storm. Celebrating their most recent release ‘Beside Myself’, Basement bought along indie-rockers Joyce Manor and the chaotic Ecca Vandal along for the journey. Putting a spring in to the evening, Ecca Vandal bought a whirlwind of a set as she danced around the stage to synth-flled tunes. Keeping the audience on their… Keep Reading

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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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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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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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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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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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