Live Reviews

scuzz tour 2016

Live: Scuzz UK Throwdown Tour, Think Tank, Newcastle

Review of  29/2/16 date at Think Tank, Newcastle. Photos by Rich Broome from 3/3/16 performance at The Forum, Tunbridge Wells (Max Raptor had to cancel due to health issues). The UK rock/ metal scene is a little under rated it seems, so much talent gets over looked until a tour like this one comes along.  The revolving triple-headline of Allusondrugs, ...

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ryan hamilton

Live: Ryan Hamilton, Think Tank, Newcastle

Talking to a full house, the Texan singer-songwriter announces: “When I decided to do this solo album – they said ‘you are nothing without Jaret Reddick’,” speaking as member of Reddick’s ‘other’  band People On Vacation, and former front-man of Smile Smile. Yet Hamilton has certainly proved those people wrong by releasing a fan-funded solo album which charted in the ...

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theory of a deadman

Theory of a Deadman Live at O2 Ritz Manchester

Theory of a Deadman are back in the UK for the first time in a few years and tonight they kick ass. With this they have two fantastic support acts, Forever Never and Royal Republic. Opening up the show Forever Never have returned to the stage, and it’s their third time here in Manchester. These confidant bunch are eager to ...

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Live Review: Inglorious, The Robin 2, Wolverhampton

Review by Paul Birch, photos by Martin Tierney I’ve seen Ali Clinton live a number of times, in various bands, and usually fronting rock trios. A talented youth, the influences of Rory Gallagher and to a lesser degree Jimmy Page were always evident in his fiery blues rock playing. Tonight he’s covering broader terrain, travelling in pastures trod by Virgil ...

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Live: Hacktivist,Think Tank, Newcastle

Hacktivist are without a doubt, one of the best live bands I’ve ever had the privilege of seeing more than once, and they did not disappoint or fail to blow my mind when they kicked off their UK tour in Newcastle. With support from Counting Days and Draganaught to warm up the crowd with deep growls and thrashing breakdowns, the ...

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Wednesday 13

Live Review: Wednesday 13 & Roman Surman, Think Tank, Newcastle

You may have noticed we have been covering live events as blogs as of late – this might be for gigs we feel the actual atmosphere is worth talking about , more than the performance. It would be tempting to write this as a blog seeing as this wasn’t your traditional gig. Advertised as ‘Undead and Unplugged’ Wenesday 13 and ...

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Blog: When SlipKnot came to the capital

This is the first of a new style of live coverage. The RAMzine blogs will be accounts of fans and team members at the big gigs around the world. This will be a personal account and different to the usual live review. Don’t worry, the traditional reviews are still being published but you may see more blogs popping up from ...

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Rick Wakeman, Solihull Arts Complex, Thursday 11th February 2016

“Am I looking through rose-tinted glasses, or are we the youngest people here?” whispered my better half looking out among the greying flock being herded to their seats. Not quite, thought I when young singer/songwriter Prash Gor bounced on stage with his battered acoustic guitar. The Leicester lad then proceeds to sing around half a dozen songs, a number about ...

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Dream Theater

Dream Theater present The Astonishing live at London Palladium

London’s West End is full of prog-hunters on this cold and chilling February weekday evening. Jeff Wayne’s “Musical Version of The War of the Worlds” is packing the punters in over at the Dominion. But we’re going to see something far more exciting than that. Have seventeen years really flown-past-us since DREAM THEATER bestowed upon us Scenes from a Memory? ...

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king parot

Live: King Parrot at Manchester Academy

It’s been another epic metal filled night! I have had pleasure of watching four fantastic bands; Soulfly supported by King Parrot, Incite and Lody Kong at Manchester academy three. It’s safe to say there wasn’t a dull moment! King Parrot are one of the most insane bands I have ever seen! They know how to take the crazy train to ...

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