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Silvermash with Produkty, Pinky Piglets and Dirty Fingernails at Lock 42, Leicester, 28th August 2011

There is nothing like the festival season to show the masochistic side of some musicians. Sandwiched between the two “At the Edge of the…” Festivals, this gig represented the midway point between Brighton and Holmfirth and, rather than spending the night with their feet up or in the pub, three of the featured bands decided […]

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Bowling for Soup @ Birmingham Academy, 13th October 2010

Forever The Sickest Kids garner a huge scream from the crowd as they take to the stage. They’ve got heaps of energy and play a surprisingly tight set, it definitely feels like a ‘Party vibe’ in the Academy tonight as the crowd is more than up for their Pop Punk tunes. Hits like My Worst […]

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Summer Sundae Weekender @ De Montfort Hall, 13th to 15th August

2010 saw Summer Sundae in its tenth year having overcome controversy and reorganisation to produce yet another fine event with the usual understated but excellent line up and a few welcome surprises. A few years ago I reviewed the Summer Sundae Weekender describing it as the antidote to festivals and nothing has changed my opinion […]

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Velvet Revolver @ Wolverhampton Civic Hall – 22nd March 2008

It was only two nights ago at the Glasgow Carling Academy that Scott Weiland decided to announce that this would be the last Velvet Revolver tour. Apparently the rest of the band were as surprised as the fans and some “on-stage bickering” flared up. There’s been no official news thus far but judging by the […]

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Nathan Ball @ Hare and Hounds, 5th December 2018

Mixing elements of indie, surf rock, electronic and acoustic, singer songwriter Nathan Ball curates rich records for the longing soul. […]

Cypress Hill @ o2 Academy, 4th December 2018

There are a few things you can confidently anticipate from a Cypress Hill gig; an aromatic scent across the venue, […]

Deacon Blue @ Symphony Hall, 4th December 2018

At the risk of making myself very unpopular, I have to present a review that contains many contradictions and criticisms.  […]

Zeal and Ardor @ o2 Institute, 4th December 2018

Upon entering the O2 Institute 2 on Tuesday evening, it was quite surprising to see screens already in action for […]

Years and Years @ Arena Birmingham, 30th November 2018

The cold, dark night was broken up by glitter and sequins, the queue outside of Birmingham Arena morphing into a […]

Miles Kane @ o2 Institute, 27 November 2018

With lashings of eye makeup, punchy pop songs and a cover of Donna Summer, it’s fair to say Miles Kane […]