Live Reviews

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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INGLORIOUS Live Showcase at the Gibson Rooms, London

Occasionally a band comes along that will match — or even exceed — your expectations. INGLORIOUS is such a band. They have already been tipped as the “the future of British rock.” Recently, Queen’s Brian May told the band: “You guys really do look like a potent young Deep Purple but with a new slant – very Classic! The musicianship ...

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Live Review: Vintage Trouble, O2 Forum, London

We always judge a band by their opening song: Vintage Trouble – comprising of Ty Taylor (vocals) Nalle Colt (guitar), Richard Danielson (drums) and Rick Barrio Dill (bass) – came out on stage in London last night to cheers and support from their many fans. It was their first headline show at the luxurious O2 venue at the Kentish Town ...

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Live Review: Reel Big Fish & Suburban Legends, Manchester

Yet again another unforgettable night with Reel Big Fish and a fantastic support performance from Suburban Legends! I must say that Suburban Legends left me shocked by their set, in a good way of course. Each track played was happy, with the ska feels which instantly set a brilliant mood in the room. They played ‘High Fives’ to which everyone ...

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Live Review: Last Great Dreamers, Underworld, Camden

The Last Great Dreamers were formed by Marc Valentine (vocals and guitar) way-way back. He met Ginge (drums) & Joolz Starr (bass) and then, finally, Slyder (guitar and voice) through an advertisement that he had put in the Kerrang! magazine. We are talking about the 1980’s. Dogs D’Amour and Hanoi Rocks were early influences — clearly evident, not only in ...

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Live review: Megadeth / Lamb of God co-headline tour, O2 academy, Birmingham

Sunday November 15th saw a few awesome things come my way, my birthday, free beer, and a night out at a small gig with a few small bands like Megadeth, Lamb of God, Children of Bodom and Sylosis! The sold out gig itself was held at the O2 academy, Birmingham, and was the final of a 5 date UK/Ireland co-headline ...

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Hard Rock Hell A Hard Rocker’s Heaven

Hosted at Hafan Y Mor holiday park in North Wales, Hard Rock Hell is on the more glamorous side of the rock and metal festival events calendar, with either a holiday home caravan or apartment as accommodation for the weekend. Given the weather, not only in Wales but for the time of year in general, the solid abode was welcome; ...

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Live Review: Eagles Of Death Metal, O2 Academy, Newcastle

This review is dedicated to the victims of the Paris concert shooting. Our thoughts are with the victims and their loved ones at this time. The gig reviewed took place 4 days before the incident. We held the review back out of good taste. I hope you enjoy the review and continue to love live music. As EODM named their ...

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Live Review: Damnation Festival 2015

Finally, the greatest time of the year was upon us. Damnation Festival 2015, based up in Leeds University. A day chocked so full of music that it’s hard to make any time to see the light of day, or rain (this is England after all). Damnation have done everything right, this is a real day long festival for the fans, ...

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