Live Reviews

Corrosion of Conformity

Corrosion of Conformity bring their attitude to Manchester

Corrosion of Conformity are back and they’re back with a boot in the face! Vocalist and Guitarist Pepper Keenan is back pumping out the punk laden metal and it’s like he never left. I saw Corrosion back in 2014 at Hammerfest without Pepper and it didn’t feel right. Who knew shortly after there were talks of him coming back after all ...

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Hands Off Gretel are the well-oiled alt-rock machine you never knew you needed

Venue: The Globe, Newcastle If you read a lot about newer bands, or bands ‘on the rise’, it might mention something to do with this fictional ‘new wave of classic rock’. Something I don’t really subscribe to. When did the ‘classic’ style of rock go away? Also, how can something be ‘new’ and ‘classic’ at the same time? It’s like ...

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Diamond Head

Diamond Head, Burnt Out Wreck, Saints of Sin, Neuronspoiler, Alteration – Four Sticks Weekender Four Sticks Weekender

Finding our way south of the river we see our way through the hustle and bustle of the capital’s maze of streets and tube lines to New Cross. Here a fantastic live venue with that cosy pub feel is embracing a three day live music festival of which we are lucky enough to enjoy the first day of. As with ...

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The Amity Affliction

The Amity Affliction, The Plot In You, Dream State, Endless Heights – Manchester

Not too long after releasing their new album Misery The Amity Affliction return to the UK on a monster tour, bringing along three fantastic support bands The Plot In You, Dream State and Endless Heights. Opening up to a busy venue is alternative upbeat indie rock band Endless Heights, an Australian band who played in the UK earlier this year supporting Casey at ...

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Glenn Hughes

For the first time since 1976 Glenn Hughes plays all the Deep Purple’s classics and his performance is second to none

Tonight the Electric Ballroom in Camden is filled with fans of all age groups who are gathered together to watch the former Deep Purple vocalist and bass player Glenn Hughes perform a Classic Deep Purple set, hence the name of this tour. The current frontman of supergroup Black Country Communion is well known for having constantly put out first class ...

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bad wolves

Bad Wolves Live at O2 Ritz Manchester

Bad Wolves have been in the spotlight over the past few months highly due to their cover of The Cranberries ‘Zombie‘ which is a fantastic cover and is bloody fantastic to hear live too. But who are Bad Wolves? Where have they come from and what are their other tracks? Bad Wolves are a brand new supergroup featuring members Tommy Vext ...

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Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes

Reading Festival 2018 – The Rock Review

Reading now is not the Reading of the past. It’s no secret that rock fans have voiced their disapproval outload throughout the course of the last decade over the festival’s gradual integration into mainstream territory. In 2018, the feeling that rock and heavier acts are being swept to one side is understandable, though to be honest the situation isn’t as ...

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LA GUNS

Sleaze veterans LA Guns keep the Sunset Strip era alive

This year I have already had the pleasure of seeing this band playing live several times, but that didn’t stop me from attending one more gig tonight. This time, LA Guns are playing at the O2 Academy in Islington, supported by the mighty Jared James Nichols. Due to an early start, unfortunately, when Jared got on stage around 7.15 pm ...

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Power Trip

Power Trip Continue Their Rise To Greatness With A Chaotic Headline Show In London

Whilst most certainly a beloved genre of music, it would be critically safe to say that the genre of metal has certainly had its peaks and troughs over the years. Some periods of time are saturated with formulaic slices of generic predictability, whilst other times are exciting, invigorating, and unpredictable. Right now in metal music, we are on the verge ...

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GOO GOO DOLLS Play It Cool In The Heatwave at London’s Brixton Academy

Brixton’s O2 Academy is pretty warm at the best of times. In the midst of a heatwave? It’s probably on a level with a circle of hell. Thankfully, Goo Goo Dolls had arrived to provide a heavenly set in contrast. Even the bar was in on the action, serving up a special ‘Drink Named Goo’ cocktail. Scottish three-piece The Xcerts ...

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