Live Reviews

Nazareth

Nazareth Live in Norwich – Genuine trailblazers in their own right

The last time Nazareth visited East Anglia, frontman Carl Sentance was new to the band, filling the shoes of band member and founder Dan McCafferty. Sentance did a great job on that occasion, but there was inevitably an air of uncertainty about the band – with bassist Pete Agnew being the only original member left, Nazareth could have become one ...

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Third Eye Blind

Third Eye Blind Live in Manchester – “This is a motherf*cking rock band”

Third Eye Blind are back, touring around Europe giving the UK just two dates – London and then Manchester. Just like Stephen Jenkins (Lead Vocalist) promised back in 2015 on their last tour. Stephen also mentioned at that time that Manchester is his favourite place to visit and play which is always a good thing to hear! They brought with them ...

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Jacoby Shaddix

Papa Roach – A gig that took us on a rock journey of nearly a quarter of a century

After 24 years together as a band, Papa Roach showed London no signs of letting up anytime soon. Jacoby Shaddix, Jerry Horton, Tobin Esperance, and Tony Palermo returned to our fair city in support of their recently released new album Crooked Teeth. This is their ninth studio album and it has already scored them their 4th consecutive Top 20 entry ...

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The Struts

The Struts, bringing the future of rock to London and beyond.

Playing to a packed room at the Electric Ballroom, the foursome from Derby proved just why “Everybody Wants” a piece of them these days. The band, named for singer Luke Spiller’s habit for strutting about on stage, officially formed in 2009 and released their first single three years later. They followed up their debut release with a four-track EP, Kiss ...

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Jaret Reddick

What we learnt from Jaret Reddick’s ‘Heartache and Hilarity’ tour

You know Bowling For Soup, the pop-punk band who rose to fame in the early ’00s, with hits like ‘1985’ and ‘Girl All The Bad Guys’ want, right? Did you know their front-man Jaret Reddick is on a solo, acoustic and storytelling tour across the UK? Why am I asking….it’s been pretty well advertised. Anyway…being big fans of Jaret’s work ...

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stop stop

Live: Stop Stop, Manchester Ruby Lounge

While some may argue that the glam metal scene of the ’80’s is long dead there are still bands that make an effort to continue its traditions, Stop Stop are one of these bands. Starting out the night was The Lotus, an Italian progressive metal band, who have a number of songs that sound like early Queensryche but with more ...

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Arch Enemy at Bloodstock 2017

Bloodstock – a metal family reunion? 2017 festival highlights

Since the inaugural Bloodstock in 2001, there has been a sense of community  among fans of the Midlands festivals. In a way – it’s similar to it’s biggest adversary Download, with the difference being: this is one big METAL family. There are bands here who wouldn’t go down the same way they would at Donington Park. Which most see as ...

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ACM Summer Live – An impressive evening of miscellany, revelation and five-star aptitude.

At the end of July we attended the industry evening of the ACM Summer Live events. This is a series of concerts held in Guildford, Surrey — this year at the Electric Theatre — which lasted four days (with live performances) and had more than 60 new acts. This year, this event was organized in collaboration with Eagle 3 [Surrey ...

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Blink 182

A journey back to the 90’s with pop punk idols Blink182 setting the O2 Arena on fire.

Pop-punk legends Blink 182 were massively influential on my music tastes during my youth so I couldn’t wait to see them live. I was a bit worried since they cancelled their date in Bournemouth a couple of days before London due to Mark Hoppus falling ill but luckily they went on with their London shows. The O2 Arena was sold ...

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Prong

Live: Prong, Spoil Engine and Nomad – Manchester Rebellion

Mere months after their previous appearance as support for Exodus and Obituary, Prong return to Manchester only a week before the release of their brand new album, Zero Days, joining them were Nomad and Spoil Engine. Manchester based Sludge Metal band Nomad opened their only appearance on the Prong tour and make great use of what little time they have ...

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