Tag Archives: PiL

PiL @ 02 Institute, 18th November, 2016

Tonight sees the return to Birmingham of that ever entertaining, ever quotable pioneer of early UK Punk and then of post Punk. Some would describe him as grumpy and others avuncular but almost all would describe him as honest and that would be just like his musical output. I describe John Lydon, lead voice for […]

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John Lydon (Part 2)

Brumlive’s Mark Veitch was offered a golden chance to talk to one of his heroes, when the opportunity arose to interview the legendary John Lydon: pioneer, innovator, iconoclast, hero and anti-hero, PiL front-man and of course Sex Pistol. Unsurprisingly Mr Lydon had a lot to say and the wide ranging interview was so vibrant and […]

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John Lydon (Part1)

Brumlive’s Mark Veitch was offered a golden chance to talk to one of his heroes, when the opportunity arose to interview the legendary John Lydon: pioneer, innovator, iconoclast, hero and anti-hero, PiL front-man, and of course Sex Pistol. Unsurprisingly Mr Lydon had a lot to say and the wide ranging interview was so vibrant and […]

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Summer Sundae @ DeMontfort Hall and Gardens Leicester, 17th – 19th August 2012

A Safari in Leicester? – not quite; but as usual for Summer Sundae all human life was on display on the opening day of what Steve Lemacq called “The Grandson Of Glastonbury”. The Safari theme was muted, apart from a few lion statues and the appropriate naming of the main venues, but that was to […]

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Public Image Limited @ Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton – 3rd August 2012

John Lydon is famous for saying (as Johnny Rotten), “Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated?”, but tonight in Wolverhampton we were treated. Treated to a sensational experience from a true British legend. PiL were reformed by Lydon for much acclaimed shows back in 2009, and the recent album release ‘This is PiL’ showcases some […]

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Public Image Ltd @ Birmingham Academy – 15th December 2009

John Lydon is an acquired taste. He is happy to alienate and aggravate both friend and fiend alike. He will endeavor to do what is least expected. He is confrontational with a touch of paranoia. He is the eternal anarchist. But like or loath him, you cannot deny his honesty and passion when it comes […]

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Album Review Gabrielle – Under My Skin

I have always felt there is an honesty and humanity in Gabrielle’s work that makes it stand out from the […]

Gabrielle @ 02 Institute 8 August 2018

Gabrielle is an icon.  She has forged her own path since first breaking the charts in the early 90’s and […]

Mad Caddies @ o2 Institute 1st August, 2018

You would to be hard-pushed to find anyone that would argue against the fact that ska music is perfect for […]

John Prine + John Moreland @ Town Hall 3rd August 2018

During any performance, both the artist, and the audience, will hopefully find themselves removed from thought, completely lost in the […]

James – Living in Extraordinary Times

There aren’t many people who haven’t heard of james. The legendary Manchester band have been on the indie scene since […]

Employed To Serve @ Slade Rooms, 24th July 2018

It would seem that recently Wolverhampton has slowly began to fall from the touring schedule map, perhaps due to the […]