Live Reviews

Live: Clutch at The O2 Brixton Academy

Maryland’s band Clutch have been touring across Europe recently, and stopped off in London last Saturday to deliver another of their animated and tight performances. The lead singer Neil breaks the ice with an expression of amazement towards his crowd. “Holy cow” he shouts, as if he didn’t expect such a large turnout. In fact they had no choice but ...

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Live Review: The Dead Daisies, The Point, Sunderland

“I love this little city you have here!” announces former Motley Crue and RATT vocalist John Corabi. When I name rock icons such as Guns N Roses, Motley Crue, Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Idol and Thin Lizzy – what kind of cities do you think of? LA? New York? Dublin? Tonight the Paradise City is Sunderland – a city musical legends, ...

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Live: An Evening With…John Garcia

John Garcia needs little to no introduction. From being one of the founder members responsible for pioneering the desert rock/stoner rock scene. The number of bands that he has fronted is hard to fathom, each as good as the next, be it Kyuss, Slo Burn, Unida, Vista Chino, etc. or even his solo material and thanks to this, he has ...

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Live Review: Fozzy / Nonpoint / Sumo Cyco, Riverside, Newcastle- Upon-Tyne

“FOZ-ZY! FOZ-ZY! FOZ-ZY!” The crowd are going wild for Jericho tonight. Tonight’s headline event has been a rumble at the Riverside – but we ain’t talkin’ no smack-down. This is the tag-team of Fozzy and Nonpoint with Sumo Cyco in their corner. One thing Fozzy frontman Chris Jericho doesn’t like to do is: mix his wrestling career with his music. ...

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The Amity Affliction ‘Never Say Die’ Tour, Manchester

As soon as Being As An Ocean appear Joel (vocals) jumps to the barrier singing and the crowd are loving it! He’s running along the barrier jumping at the crowd and then decides to take a walk through the crowd. The atmosphere is fantastic; I’ve never seen a guy so eager to be up close and personal with the fans. ...

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Live Review: Third Eye Blind at Academy, Manchester

It’s been a truly unforgettable night. Third Eye Blind were incredible! I’m glad to witness them play in Manchester as part of their UK tour after so many years in the dark. Supporting Third Eye Blind tonight is a rising band, along for the ride called Symmetry. Symmetry are a fresh pop rock band out of LA, setting a positive ...

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Live Review: Raging Speedhorn, Camden Underworld, London

Friday 27th November has been a chaotic day for me. I went into London bright and early to go to Winter Wonderland, to drink some viking blood and enjoy the Christmas spirit. I then arrived in Camden at around 4:30 and due to some miss-communication the people I had arranged to meet turned up later than I expected, but this ...

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Live Review: Marilyn Manson in London

Surprisingly enough Marilyn Manson went ahead with his London show, last Thursday, after cancelling his Paris date due to the latest terrorist attacks. There is a Parisian tribute of red, white and blue lights before he arrives and a voice narrating an old tale introduces the goth star. The show is filled with dark vibes and the same energy that ...

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Live Review: Altered Sky, Think Tank?, Newcastle

There’s a lot of talk about ‘female-fronted bands’ these days and the unfair exclusion of them on festival bills. Which, let’s face is old fashioned and just not acceptable. There are a plethora of bands with female members in 2015 – and you just need to look as far as Glasgow for one of the most hard working, charismatic and ...

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Cherie Currie Live at the Underworld in London

The original “Cherry Bomb” — Cherie Currie — was the lead singer with the legendary Los Angeles rock band the Runaways (alongside bandmates Joan Jett, Lita Ford, Sandy West, Jackie Fox and Vicki Blue.) She is considered to be one of the icons of all-female rock. She was once described as “the lost daughter of Iggy Pop and Brigitte Bardot ...

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