Live Reviews

Motionless In White kick off the year right with the ideal goth-rock gig

Venue: Riverside, Newcastle. Date: 23/01/18. Special Guests: Cane Hill, Ice Nine Kills. Every movement in rock has that one band. That one band that all the youngsters love, but their parents HATE. The kind of band they plaster their walls with magazine cuttings of, and they constantly watch YouTube videos of (the latter is more recent of course).  In the ...

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Michale Graves

Michale Graves + So Long Until The Séance | Fuel, Cardiff

For the second time in a week, ex-Misfits frontman Michale Graves decided to play Cardiff’s legendary Fuel Rock Bar. The highly anticipated punk legend certainly made an impression after selling out four nights previously, but returns to an oversold crowd of 30 people or so. Though not the biggest of venues, this difference turns Fuel into a condensed powder keg ...

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King King & Rhino’s Revenge Birmingham Town Hall Thursday 18th January 2018

Rhino’s Revenge bounce on stage and proceed to spend the next thirty minutes or so keeping us entertained with a brand of British rock packed with lyrical innuendo, working class social commentary, and some beefy meat and potato compositions played with flair, consummate showmanship and passion; starting with the mod moves of ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Blues’ dipping straight into the ...

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Paramore

Paramore’s Tour 3 – All Killer, Too Much Filler?

Now, after about twelve years of being a fan of Paramore, just the very thought of seeing Hayley Williams and the gang live for the first time was enough to send shivers down my spine and throw uncontrollable feelings of excitement through my stomach. My deep desire for them to play the entirety of All We Know Is Falling (their absolute ...

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Black Country Communion – Wolverhampton Civic Hall, January 2nd 2018

I can trace my Black Country roots back to the 15th century. It’s not so much in pride as defence I declare this to a woman from West Bromwich who’s got a thing against “Brummies”.  In fact it’s incredibly territorial in Wolverhampton tonight, there’s a tall bloke proclaiming loudly: “He’s one of us and comes from Cannock!” That Glenn Hughes ...

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A night of pop punk nostalgia hits Brixton as Good Charlotte give one hell of a performance.

You would imagine a gig like this would be full of little kids thinking pop-punk and emo music wasn’t just a phase and that it’s not over yet. But surprisingly enough tonight Brixton seems to be full of mid-20-year-olds and old-school fans, like me, who have grown up with bands like Good Charlotte, spending most of our teenage years listening to ...

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Five Finger Death Punch Wembley

Five Finger Death Punch + In Flames | London

Ending our 2017, absolutely and quite frankly gloriously we head to Wembley Arena to see Five Finger Death Punch on their co-headline tour with In Flames, supported by Of Mice & Men. In Flames start with a familiar opening, ‘Drained’ the first track off their latest album, Battles. They take us back and forth through nostalgic teen-metal-hood going back to 2004’s ...

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HIM

HIM go out with a “Bang and Whimper” | Manchester

After 26 years together, HIM announced their farewell UK tour which they have dubbed “The Bang and Whimper” tour, which sold out months in advance bringing their set to Manchester one last time. To many, HIM are a band that associate with hard times and their turbulent youth due to the dark and sometimes depressing lyrical content and the fact ...

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Extreme & Dan Reed Network – Live Birmingham 02 Academy, 17th December 2017

It’s fair to say that back in the day all those pretty boy rockers in their skin-tight jeans never conceived of a time they’d be shaving their heads to make them look rugged enough to avoid accusations of premature balding, likewise if truth be told there are ladies who once fitted into a dress size smaller but here they all ...

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Mastodon

Prog Metal legends, Mastodon return to Manchester with an entirely sold out show

Topping album of the year polls for almost two decades and seemingly reinventing their sound with every subsequent album, Atlanta Prog Metal legends, Mastodon return to Manchester with an entirely sold out show along with Chicago based post-metal outfit, Russian Circles, and Mastodon’s ever familiar support band, Red Fang. Russian Circles started the show and it feels like their set ...

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