Live Reviews

Touchstone and Von Hertzen Brothers at Robin 2, Bilston

Von Hertzen Brothers Way back in the high-days of prog-rock history – the crowds at “Yes”concerts always used to roar with excitement when the band finally played “Roundabout” from their ‘Fragile’ album. I have always been struck by the fact that those dedicated progressive rock fans may well have enjoyed all of the fancy concepts, the de-constructed metaphors, the spiritual ...

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The One Hundred – New Breed, New Generation

We are at The Boilerroom in Guildford and it’s The One Hundreds, first ever gig!  “What’s up Guildford! It feels good to be on stage after two years” says lead vocalist Jacob Field. You see, this is a band formed from the ashes of Collapse The Control, a metalcore band that toured abundantly. The One Hundred introduce new drummer Joe ...

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Devil Sold His Soul @ The Cellar, Southampton

All the bands on tonight’s line-up are at exciting points in their careers. Palm Reader are enjoying a second run of the UK since the release of their debut album in May. We Butter The Bread With Butter are back on British soil for the first time since the release of their third album, Goldkinder, the band’s first full length ...

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With One Last Breath/theFallen/On The Ropes @Fibbers, York, 22/07/2013

Grand homecoming shows are often cause for celebration. That was certainly the case on Monday 22nd July, when York metalcore quintet With One Last Breath were scheduled to play Fibbers in York. Opening this veritable feast of all things loud was new local band On The Ropes. Fronted by York acoustic guitar journeyman Jonny Gill, the band put a hell ...

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Heaven’s Basement/Buffalo Summer/Skarlett Riot @ The Duchess York

As the crowed packed into The Duchess in York on a sweltering Saturday evening, there was a palpable sense of tension in the air. Heaven’s Basement have been enjoying a meteoric rise over the past year, and it seems the opportunity to see them in an intimate environment was too good to pass up for this eager crowd. First up ...

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Vintage Trouble LIVE @ St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel

Sandwiched neatly between shows with The Who and the Rolling Stones, the sensationally soulful four-man outfit Vintage Trouble from Hollywood, California played an informal acoustic gig this Tuesday in the Gothic Revivalist splendour of the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London – as part of the Renaissance Hotels RLife LIVE series. Kicking off the show with ‘Still And Always Will’ the ...

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Dave McPherson – Dreamoirs

Fans of InMe will definitely know of frontman Dave McPherson, but as well as fronting arguably one of the UK’s most commercially underrated rock acts, McPherson has also been releasing solo material, with his debut solo album ‘The Hardship Diaries’, released in 2011, meeting great critical acclaim. The follow up, ‘Dreamoirs‘, has a very similar feel to its predecessor, throwing ...

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Cancer Bats, Sanguine, & Idiom @ Exeter

With the metal scene starting to diminish in Exeter, it was a relief to see something a bit different come this far south. With Canadian hardcore/punk crew Cancer Bats as headliners and a host of local bands as support, the show was sure to be packed out. First up, a small group from Exeter, known as Out Of Enemies. It’s ...

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Pierce The Veil & Woe Is Me @ Reading, Sub89

300 fans line-up the whole way around the corner of Readings Sub89, to get a good view of tonight’s California rockstars Pierce The Veil. Whilst queuing I text my photographer to see if he was near, and he reported he was on his way, and had overheard one fan confirm that lead singer Vic Futures smelled really nice. From here ...

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Lordi @ The Garage, London

Lordi at The Garge, London Remember that Finnish heavy metal band who many moons ago won the Eurovision? Well they are back, and they have come back strong! Fans were queuing outside of The Garage in the rain to see the monsterific Mr Lordi and his band. True Lordi fans are aware that Mr Lordi is part of the KISS ...

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