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Peter Murphy – Manchester, O2 Ritz – 4 December 2018

December 10, 2018 // 0 Comments

Peter Murphy – Manchester, O2 Ritz – 4 December 2018https://ift.tt/2SC0YlA Milestones are always important things, and this evening proved no exception as our resident gigaholic chalked up his 100th live show of the year by taking in a special one, the one and only Peter Murphy, of Bauhaus fame, who coincidentally was celebrating the 40th anniversary of his iconic band. Click the link to join the big lad in wallowing in his account of an evening of glorious gothic rock nostalgia: from Gig Reviews https://ift.tt/2QGdKCu [read on]

State Champs/Seaway/State Atlantic/Woes – Glasgow, SWG3 – 25 October 2018

December 9, 2018 // 0 Comments

State Champs/Seaway/State Atlantic/Woes – Glasgow, SWG3 – 25 October 2018https://ift.tt/2rumIEJ There are some concerts and line-ups you just look at and you immediately know it’s going to be an incredible gig, with some killer set lists – and this was 100 per cent the case for our resident panda named Hannah when she found out the bill for this recent touring extravaganza. To say that she was definitely excited would be an understatement, so the only question was would her high expectations be fulfilled? You know what to do to find out: from Gig Reviews [read on]

HRH Vikings – Sheffield, O2 Academy – 2 December 2018

December 9, 2018 // 0 Comments

HRH Vikings – Sheffield, O2 Academy – 2 December 2018https://ift.tt/2QmV774 When is a new festival not a new festival? When it’s a transformation of an existing one? Quite possibly! Last weekend’s HRH Vikings replaced the former HRH NWOBHM shebang on the packed HRH calendar of events, changing the emphasis from traditional British metal sounds to those of our Scandinavian brethren, with more than a few homegrown scallywags thrown in for good measure, as Bona now reports: from Gig Reviews [read on]

HRH Vikings – Sheffield, O2 Academy – 1 December 2018

December 8, 2018 // 0 Comments

HRH Vikings – Sheffield, O2 Academy – 1 December 2018https://ift.tt/2QlH0Pm When is a new festival not a new festival? When it’s a transformation of an existing one? Quite possibly! Last weekend’s HRH Vikings replaced the former HRH NWOBHM shebang on the packed HRH calendar of events, changing the emphasis from traditional British metal sounds to those of our Scandinavian brethren, with more than a few homegrown scallywags thrown in for good measure, as Bona now reports: from Gig Reviews [read on]

Mudhoney/Thee Hypnotics/The Masonics – Camden, Electric Ballroom – 29 November 2018

December 8, 2018 // 0 Comments

Mudhoney/Thee Hypnotics/The Masonics – Camden, Electric Ballroom – 29 November 2018https://ift.tt/2B2V3zb A trip to London sees our resident gigaholic take in Mudhoney – a band the big lad proudly proclaims, with no sense of shame, that he’s loved for years – for the first time, in a venue he’d spent many years travelling to for club nights, in the Electric Ballroom in Camden. He even managed to squeeze in a quick chat with guitarist Steve Turner before the show: from Gig Reviews [read on]

Mudhoney/Thee Hypnotics/The Masonics – Camden, Electric Ballroom – 29 November 2018

December 8, 2018 // 0 Comments

Mudhoney/Thee Hypnotics/The Masonics – Camden, Electric Ballroom – 29 November 2018https://ift.tt/2B2V3zb A trip to London sees our resident gigaholic take in Mudhoney – a band the big lad proudly proclaims, with no sense of shame, that he’s loved for years – for the first time, in a venue he’d spent many years travelling to for club nights, in the Electric Ballroom in Camden. He even managed to squeeze in a quick chat with guitarist Steve Turner before the show: from Gig Reviews [read on]

Therapy? – Manchester, Gorilla – 23 November 2018

December 7, 2018 // 0 Comments

Therapy? – Manchester, Gorilla – 23 November 2018https://ift.tt/2QjyLDy There comes a point in every long-lived band’s life that picking a setlist is almost an impossibility. With nearly 30 years behind them, Therapy? hit that point a few albums ago, facing an increasingly difficult choice of which songs to include in their set so as to do justice to their diverse and illustrious career. Needless to say, even then fans will sometimes be disappointed. As such, seeing the band on a new album cycle becomes something of a necessity – after all, this is the strongest chance most will get to hear new material given a full outing, [read on]

Focus/Edgar Broughton – Manchester, Band On The Wall – 27 November 2018

December 7, 2018 // 0 Comments

Focus/Edgar Broughton – Manchester, Band On The Wall – 27 November 2018https://ift.tt/2BMKiCs Another night, another Manchester gig for our perennially travelling gigaholic -and tonight it’s a sold out Band On The Wall for Focus, the Dutch prog band with the best yodelled vocals. Click the link to find out how the big man got on during his latest foray down the M62 to his second home: from Gig Reviews [read on]

CKY/Sumo Cyco/Bullets And Octane – Belfast, Limelight 2 – 30 November 2018

December 7, 2018 // 0 Comments

CKY/Sumo Cyco/Bullets And Octane – Belfast, Limelight 2 – 30 November 2018https://ift.tt/2QBqdrc ÜR boss Monk has been trying to catch up with both CKY and Sumo Cyco for some time, having managed to miss their previous visits to his little corner of the Überverse. With those LA rapscallions Bullets And Octane opening up proceedings, this triple header therefore promised to be a night to remember. Click the link to find out why it turned out to be so – but for the wrong reasons: from Gig Reviews [read on]

Therapy? – Manchester, Gorilla – 23 November 2018

December 7, 2018 // 0 Comments

Therapy? – Manchester, Gorilla – 23 November 2018https://ift.tt/2QjyLDy There comes a point in every long-lived band’s life that picking a setlist is almost an impossibility. With nearly 30 years behind them, Therapy? hit that point a few albums ago, facing an increasingly difficult choice of which songs to include in their set so as to do justice to their diverse and illustrious career. Needless to say, even then fans will sometimes be disappointed. As such, seeing the band on a new album cycle becomes something of a necessity – after all, this is the strongest chance most will get to hear new material given a full outing, [read on]