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Gig Review: Brighton Up Bar 3rd Birthday

Saturday, 4th July @ Brighton Up Bar

The Standard is dead. The Lansdowne is dead. The Imperial is dead. All the venues where bands could cut their teeth in moderate rooms before lambasting the Enmore Theatre 12 months down the track – deader than my dreams. 853 more words


Review: AC/DC - Live @ Aviva Stadium (Jul 1st, 2015)

Kanye West thinks he is, The Who suggest they are and the Rolling Stones act like they are – but when it comes down to it there’s probably no bigger rock band in the world than… 649 more words


Live Review: Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats - Manchester

Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats

The Deaf Institute Manchester, June 21st 2015

Words: Gary Lambert

The last time I heard of Nathaniel Rateliffe he was playing quite serious, somber music, which, to be fair, wasn’t exactly the chilled out evening’s entertainment I thought I needed on a boring Sunday night. 460 more words


Photo Gallery: Destroy the Destroyer + Opus Arise + Fey at Funky Winkerbeans, 26 Jun 2015

The last time we reviewed a concert with a lineup of exclusively local bands was during the Vancouver qualifying rounds of Wacken Metal Battle in April/May, so Friday’s show at Funky Winkerbeans was an opportunity to check out a couple of new (to us) acts and to follow up on one of the competing bands from the Metal Battle. 318 more words


Taylor Swift Hyde Park Review

On Saturday I ventured to Hyde Park to join 65,000 people for the 1989 experience. Swift commenced with ‘Welcome To New York’, a set complete with street-styled props and acrobatic dancers. 308 more words

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GZA, Tortoise, Loop, Lightning Bolt, Mugstar - The Roundhouse, Camden, London 28 June 2015

Okay, so I came back for more. Part of the Mogwai curated season, this was the follow up to yesterday’s amuse bouche of Taylor Swift. 1,022 more words


Hyde Park: The Finale

Back again with my last instalment of my British Summertime Hyde Park adventures. This time it was Gaz Coombes, Johnny Marr, Kaiser Chiefs, Paul Weller and The Who. 1,025 more words