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Boomtown Fair – Winchester, Matterley Estate – 10 August 2018

September 21, 2018 // 0 Comments

Boomtown Fair – Winchester, Matterley Estate – 10 August 2018https://ift.tt/2LuNglt With the first day of Boomtown pulling together the best bands of Rebellion, Rich H looked to the rest of the weekend to delve into the heavier aspects of Boomtown’s 2018 offering. Having dodged the rain for the better part of two summers, it had to catch up with us at some point, and early August seems to be the point to pay the ferryman. It rained heavily for the first part of the day, limiting the crowds that can gather for bands (particularly those in the outdoor stages), as our special correspondent now reports: from Gig Reviews [read on]

Incubus – Live Review – Ulster Hall – Belfast

September 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

Summer is gone and it’s pissing down as I bomb down the motorway en route to the infamous venue that is The Ulster Hall in Belfast. Why pray tell, well I’m glad you asked. There’s a lil’ old band from Cali-forn-i-a in town called Incubus and they’re ready to rock! In tow Ecca Vandal, a South African born artist who fuses a wealth or worldly influences into an angst ridden, groove laden and hard hitting songs that pack a punch of a heavyweight. At first it seem like a curious combo but as the set grows her hefty weighted rhythms and ballsy swagger prove contagious. You cant take your eyes off the stage as she covers it end to end, [read on]

Biffy Clyro go Unplugged

September 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

Gig Review: Biffy Clyro go Unplugged in The Waterfront Hall, Belfast Biffy Clyro are no strangers to these shores, in fact they’ve regularly remarked that it’s almost a second home to them. And it usually feels like a sort of homecoming show when they play here. And this time was no different. In the wonderful surroundings of Belfast’s Waterfront Hall, Biffy Clyro were delivering a slightly more intimate affair than their more recent shows here, from headlining shows at Belsonic, The SSE Arena and a support slot with Muse at T Vital. Those shows were full blown, electric, heavy gigs in support of their number one album Ellipsis. This [read on]

King King @ The Barrowland, Glasgow

September 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

King King @ The Barrowland, It has been over a year since King King played in Glasgow. We have lost the beloved 02 ABC in that time, the venue where the band recorded their incredible live album. It is still doubtful this will ever return so the boys have already secured a little slice of history but they want more. Tonight they are support to some band that had a pretty big hit back in the 80s, a band I never really took too so after this set I made my way to another gig in the city…but I do wonder if post brexit Europe will be allowed back! I swear without knowing it if I saw a clip of a live King King show I would be able to tell if [read on]

Boomtown Fair – Winchester, Matterley Estate – 9 August 2018

September 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

Boomtown Fair – Winchester, Matterley Estate – 9 August 2018https://ift.tt/2LuNglt When it comes to festivals, many of the biggest names in the business purport to be something much more than just a music event – they are a sensorial experience, something that transcends live music and entertainment and strives to be something much greater and unpredictable, greater than any one line-up. It’s something that Glastonbury has boasted for decades ,something that Sonisphere once (infamously) stated, and something that can be found at festivals like Burning Man and (to an extent) Hellfest. Rich H now proclaims that you can dd [read on]

REALLY, PHIL? … “It’s a lot of fun. I’m really looking forward to the next two months” says Phil Varone moments before quitting The Hair Nation Tour

September 19, 2018 // 0 Comments

The contents of this article are dictated by the contents of the originating site’s RSS feed. We do not cut and paste. REALLY, PHIL? “It’s a lot of fun. I’m really looking forward to the next two months” says Phil Varone moments before quitting The Hair Nation Tour       LOS ANGELES — Whatever the reason for Phil Varone’s shocking decision to leave BulletBoys late Friday, the drummer was in a great mood 30 minutes after their performance at Hair Nation’s national tour stop at the Wiltern Theatre with Enuff Z’Nuff and Jack Russell’s Great White. “This is my first tour in many years, [read on]

Psychedelic Porn Trumpets/Gardenback – Manchester, Gullivers – 13 September 2018

September 16, 2018 // 0 Comments

Psychedelic Porn Trumpets/Gardenback – Manchester, Gullivers – 13 September 2018https://ift.tt/2NgjbqQ That familiar short hop across from Liverpool to Manchester saw our resident gigaholic take in two up and coming acts this past week, in the form of the wonderfully names Psychedelic Porn Crumpets and support band Gardenback. The Aussie garage rockers have doing a sold-out tour of the UK, with previous shows talking about the atmosphere and fun being experienced at the dates. Eith a decent level of expectation in mind, the big lad headed up the venue stairs to bring us this first hand account of proceedings: from Gig Reviews [read on]

Desert Mountain Tribe/Electric Child House – Highbury, Thousand Island – 7 September 2018

September 16, 2018 // 0 Comments

Desert Mountain Tribe/Electric Child House – Highbury, Thousand Island – 7 September 2018https://ift.tt/2MyhEah “Nine pm for a door opening time? What kind of madness is this?!” was our resident gigaholic’s first thought upon arriving in London for this show – a time that sadly means our photographer now could not attend due to train times. Still, that gave the big lad some more ales across the road before getting into some enthralling music. Click the link to find out what happened when he eventually headed in, ready to shake his head quite vigorously: from Gig Reviews [read on]

Peter & The Test Tube Babies/Control/The Angry Agenda – London, The 100 Club – 8 September 2018

September 15, 2018 // 0 Comments

Peter & The Test Tube Babies/Control/The Angry Agenda – London, The 100 Club – 8 September 2018https://ift.tt/2NgZnDF This time last weekend, Jim Rowland ventured down to the heart of London town to catch one of the truly great bands of the punk genre – but instead, along with his fellow fans, found himself on the receiving end of a load of angry verbal from a frontman who lived up to the name of his band. Click the link to find out what we’re on about: from Gig Reviews [read on]