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The Zombies

Union Chapel, Islington, London
Bang on 8 oíclock the imposing Union Chapel organ burst into life, making the most of the grand acoustics in this most characterful venue. Read more...

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The Bohicas

The Social, London
Very much looking the part, The Bohicas hit the stage for the last show of their 4 date residency at The Social and immediately Read more...



Hammersmith Palais, London
A select group of people were royally treated to a combination of one of Britainís most exciting young indie bands and a nostalgic night were one of Londonís mo... Read more...


Beth Hart

The Barbican
Anyone who was at the Barbican last night will know just how special Beth Hartís performance was and will probably not see a better one this year. Read more...

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Spandau Bellet

House of Blues: Boston
Classic lineup of Spandau Ballet returns to Boston for the first time in thirty years! Read more...



Shepherds Bush Empire, London
Should expect nothing less than the unconventional from a band as imaginative as Anathema. The usual format for a retrospective is to start from the beginning.... Read more...


Melissa Etheridge

Shepherds Bush Empire - London
Impressive solo return to London for American singer.


Jake Isaac

The Barfly
The first truly 'hot Summer' night of the year, probably, and the Barfly is packed to the rafters - everyone is here to see arguably one of the most exciting ne... Read more...


The Shires

Union Chapel, London
As The Shires leave the stage after their version of the classic Islands in the Stream, and the initial high, a few things start to niggle away. Read more...


Tom Figgins

Notting Hill Arts Club, London
Hometown gig for Notting Hill born singer.



Roundhouse, Camden, London
The Roundhouse tonight hosts two bands that are cut from the same cloth - Monument and Karnivool: both bandsí personnel possess dazzling technical skills, are n... Read more...


The Subways

Shepherds Bush Empire,London
No point teasing; The Subways were outstanding tonight. It was no walk in the park though as either by chance or design they had competition from some up and co... Read more...


Robin Trower / Joanne Shaw Taylor

Salisbury City Hall
There was a real sense of the old guard and the new and the naturality of Ms Shaw Taylor was positively infectious but, purely in terms of his playing, Robin Tr... Read more...


Paul Simon & Sting

Forum, Milan
Paul Simon and Sting sharing a stage is a very intriguing combination even if my instinct on the matter, is the same as letís say Read more...


Royal Blood

Alcatraz, Milan
Royal Bloodís gig tonight in Milan is a rescheduled one from October 2014, and shows how things can change as these have been 5 sweet Read more...



Mayrhofen, Austria
As part of our ongoing ĎMusical Destinationsí series transported itself to Austria, via Munich airport, to experience the high altitude thrill th... Read more...


The Sonics

Brighton Music Hall, Boston
The Sonics Come Roaring Into Boston.

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Courtney Barnett

Electric Ballroom, Camden
The Ballroom is an historic place, and you're reminded of it as you descend the stairs into the venue. To the right the Smiths Read more...


Moulin Rouge

Pigalle, Paris
As part of our ongoing ĎMusical Destinationsí series jumped on the Eurostar heading to Paris with one sole aim, to visit the Moulin Rouge. Read more...


The Hyena Kill

The Stillery, Camden, London
Could this pokey pub in Camden be hosting one of the major bands of tomorrow? Itís not an original thought and itís easy to get carried away after a blinding co... Read more...


The Small Fakers

229, London
The idea of spending a Saturday night watching a covers band didnít fill me with feverish excitement but Iíd heard enough about The Small Fakers Read more...


The Staves

Wiltons Music Hall, London
The Staves are perfectly suited to the crumbling glamour of Wiltonís Music hall where they celebrated the launch of their album Read more...


Grandmaster Flash

Camden Jazz Cafe
First of all, the roar from the crowd that meets Grandmaster Flash as he takes the stage is something to be seen - not read about. Read more...


Ian Siegal Band

Jazz Cafe London
With most artists reviewing a live show is pretty simple. You know pretty well exactly what they will play and all you have to concern yourself with is a runnin... Read more...


Joey De Francesco Trio

Barezzi Night-Teatro Verdi, Busseto PR
Barezzi Night (BN) a cultural amalgamation of music of high quality, to be played in wonderful settings, theatres of immense symbolic and Read more...


Hat Fitz & Cara

Talking Heads Southampton
Hat Fitz & Cara Robinson were back at Southamptonís Talking Heads again on Tuesday and laid down a wonderful set of original Blues and folk to a crowd who start... Read more...


Spandau Ballet

Mediolanum Forum, Milan
Spandau Balletís return to the public eye in 2009 after a 20 year hiatus with bitter legal and personal battles, may have brought Read more...


Country to Country 2015

O2, London
Iím looking straight at a chap whoís chewing tobacco and spitting into his beer cup. Oh, and heís dressed in camo-covered dungarees and a baseball cap. Read more...


The Janoskians 'Janofest - One Night Only!'

Wembley Arena, London
The Janoskians are made up of the Brooks brothers Beau, Luke, Jai and childhood friends Daniel and James. Read more...



Roundhouse, London
ĎBe careful down thereí warns Idlewild guitarist Rod Jones to an enthusiastic pit during the concert, Ďnone of us are getting any younger.í or words to that eff... Read more...

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