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Mogwai & Sacred Paws - Brixton Academy, 15 December 2017

As regular readers may recall, Mogwai are one of my favourite bands to experience live. Despite their music being relatively instrumental and moody, they are a surprisingly engaging and uplifting proposition in concert. 613 more words


"I don’t want to sound pretentious, so I sing it instead of saying it" - Jamie Lenman.

Some might have deemed it too early for a Chrimbo knees up, but all signs pointed to the festive period. Our short walk to The Boileroom was met with a slap to the face from the bitter bite of the winter winds – fluorescent lights were littered throughout the town centre and, most importantly, Wetherspoons was absolutely stacked to the rafters with tinsel. 3,329 more words


ROAM rock The Dome with Stand Atlantic and WSTR in tow

Eastbourne pop-punk outfit ROAM showed London who’s boss wit their show at Tufnell Park Dome last week with support from Stand Atlantic and WSTR. 

Sydney-based alt-rock/pop-punk trio… 708 more words

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Normandie & William Ryan Key play Boston Music Room

Yellowcard’s William Ryan Key and Swedish alt-rockers Normandie rocked London’s Boston Music Room last week. 

20 years ago Yellowcard formed in Jacksonville, Florida and traded their Southern homes for the big city of Los Angeles in 2000 after they made it big with hits like  733 more words

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Queen And Adam Lambert - MEN Arena, Manchester, 9 December 2017

A recurring joy of being a father is taking my daughter to gigs. Whilst I get a huge amount out of seeing her enjoy her own generation’s music ( 1,197 more words


LAST NIGHT: GIG REVIEW: Bananarama at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith: 9 December 2017

WORTH A LOOK?: *****

WHERE: Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith

WHEN: 9/12, US tour February 2018

SETLIST: Nathan Jones; Robert de Niro’s Waiting; Rough Justice; Aie a Mwana; Cruel Summer; Trick Of The Night; Shy Boy/Boy Trouble; Really Saying Something; Cheers Then; Stay; Preacher Man; I Heard A Rumour; More Than Physical; I Can’t Help It; I Want You Back; Venus; Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye; ‘T’aint What You Do; Love In The First Degree… 592 more words


GIG REVIEW: Saint Etienne at SWX, Bristol: 8 December 2017

WORTH A LOOK?: ***1/2

WHERE: SWX, Bristol

WHEN: 8/12, tour runs to 10/12

SETLIST: Kiss And Make Up; Lose That Girl; Out Of My Mind; I’ve Got Your Music; Who Do You Think You Are; Hug My Soul; Magpie Eyes; Don’t Intend To Spend Christmas Alone; Like A Motorway; Dive; Only Love Can Break Your Heart; Tonight; Nothing Can Stop Us Now; Sylvie; He’s On the Phone; Driving Home For Christmas; Train Drivers In Eyeliner; I Was Born On Christmas Day… 370 more words