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Cabbage, The Blinders, Queen Zee and the Sasstones @ Slade Rooms, 20 October 2017

I’ve been going to gigs for a long time; almost forty years.  There is a subtle shift happening now, which unnerves me a little.  I am still not sure whether this is a good thing, a bad thing, or just a natural evolution in how up and coming artists work. A long time ago, before […]

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Justin Currie @ The Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton, 30 May 2017

Justin Currie

  When you attend a Justin Currie performance, there is a feeling that you are meeting your best friend for a drink, and a chat, to reminisce about old times, previous girlfriends, heartbreak, love and laughter.  This is perfectly exemplified by set opener ‘Always the Last to Know’, which Justin plays with just acoustic guitar, […]

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Inheaven @ The Slade Rooms, 9th February, 2017

Following a recent support tour with Sundara Karma, Freak now find themselves opening for indie rockers Inheaven at the Wolverhampton Slade Rooms. Fronted by Connar Ridd, the band do a great job of engaging and involving the young crowd before them. Although that didn’t take much. This crowd were like a school trip after bags […]

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The Vapors @ The Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton, 19th November, 2016

The Vapors, some would have you believe were/are Punk. Some would describe them as New Wave. Some Mod-esque, Jam-esque or any other number of similar-esques. Me however, I’ll just say that they were/are a power-pop band in the same mould as those fantastic bands The Chords, Rudi and my personal faves, The Moondogs. Want to […]

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Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes + London’s Dead! + Thee MVPs @ The Slade Rooms, 15th November, 2016

If support acts are meant to echo elements of the evening’s headliners then Thee MVPs represent the punk element of Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes as they take to the stage in support of him this evening. Performing fun riff led pop songs to an ever growing audience, the band do well to be engaging […]

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Liberty Lies + In Search Of Sun + Bad Flowers + Young Americans @ Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton, 3rd June 2016

  Opening the show tonight were Young Americans, who not only opened with a performance from a geisha girl but came storming the stage full with face paint and charisma. For an opening band to have such drive and stage presence is quite surprising and a welcome one at that. Next up are Cannock’s Bad […]

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Dillinger Escape Plan @ Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton – Thursday 7th November 2013

Ever since I caught their half an hour set at Download festival a few years ago, I have to admit, I’ve wanted to see The Dillinger Escape Plan play a smaller venue. They have been widely acknowledged as one of the most energetic live bands on the planet right now and even if you’re not […]

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Lonely The Brave Interview & Review @ Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton – Tuesday 1st October 2013

As years goes by there are always one or more ‘up and coming artists’ or ‘the next big thing’, those terms get used so much that they start to lose meaning. Sometimes though they can be right and standing watching Lonely the Brave soundcheck in Wolverhampton, I can see why the music press has been singing […]

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The Sword + Lonely Kamel @ Wolverhampton Slade Rooms – 6th January 2013

After a quiet period for gigs over Christmas and New Year, it’s good blow those cobwebs away and to to start the 2013 gig season off with something loud, epic and nonsense-free. And tonight, Wolverhampton gets not one, but two bands who rise to the occasionally perfectly. Tonight’s main support, Lonely Kamel, are playing their […]

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Axewound + The Smoking Hearts @ Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton – Thursday 4th October 2012

The word ‘supergroup’ gets thrown around all too easily these days and, sure enough, the members of Axewound must already be sick of the tag, thanks primarily to the inclusion of one Matt Tuck amongst their ranks. The Bullet For My Valentine frontman is taking time away from the arena-filling metallers to make an altogether […]

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Wolf Alice + Superfood @ o2 Institute, 16th November, 2017

If Wolf Alice were looking to project an image of established rockers, they certainly succeeded. During a concert that ebbed […]

Brooke Bentham – “This Rapture” EP released 17 November

Before you read this and listen to Brooke Bentham’s latest release “This Rapture”, if you haven’t already I need you […]

Morrissey – Low In High School LP

Some thirty years ago Morrissey famously sang about dead people who had “loves and hates, And passions just like mine”. […]

Run the Jewels + Danny Brown @ O2 Academy, 14th November, 2017

If you are familiar with both of these artists you will understand why I was so excited to attend this […]

Deaf Havana + Black Foxxes + Decade @ Kasbah Coventry, 14 November 2017

Norfolk band Deaf Havana, formed in 2005, have changed their style considerably over the years, going from pop-punk to a […]

Alice Cooper + The Mission @ Arena Birmingham, 14th November, 2017

Despite his age, Alice Cooper still tours regularly with his traditional shock rock show and tonight he has the support […]