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Live Review: Death From Above 1979 & Turbowolf @ The Ritz

Posted on March 3, 2015 at 6:40 AM Comments comments (0)

One crazy gig with two extremely talented bands

I’m not going to lie, this was one crazy gig with two extremely talented bands. The Ritz was c...

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Live Review: Gus G @ Academy 3

Posted on March 2, 2015 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Good old fashioned rock n' roll

So a gig on a Saturday night in Manchester is always going to be fun, but when...

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Live Review: Marmozets @ Academy 3

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

The Yorkshire band continue their Ascent

Marmozets entered a sold out Academy 3 stage to a glorious rapture of noise from pop punk teens to middle-aged music lovers alike, and it didn’t take them long to prove why.

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Live Review: Absolva @ Sound Control

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)


Another fine homecoming show

When I was at Haken’s Manchester show last year one of the few notes I drunkenly tapped into my phone was “what’s tighter than a duck’s arse?” That was on Halloween and in now, late February I’m still y...

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Live Review: Black Label Society, Black Tusk & Crobot

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (1)


Academy 1. I fuckin’ love this place. Not as much as the Apollo, but I love it. The sound is pretty much always spot-on and it oozes character from every sweaty wall. It’s always a pleasure.

As I arrive Crobot are infecting the crowd with their swaggering,...

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Steve Rothery - Ghosts of Pripyat Review

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 8:05 AM Comments comments (0)

A prog lovers paradise which demonstrates more talent and passion than is imaginable at points

Steve Rothery, Marillion founder, launching the Ne-Prog genre, for years, his signature sound ...

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The Classic Rock Society Awards Night: Pallas, Jump (Acoustic)

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 6:50 AM Comments comments (1)

Montgomery Hall, Wath 21st February 2015

The Classic Rock Society (where music matters), not quite up there with the likes of Classic Rock and Prog in terms of prestige, yet a long established , erm, establishment whic...

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Live Review: The New Southern Electrikk

Posted on February 16, 2015 at 6:15 AM Comments comments (0)

 Anthony Firmin saw no horror story at The Roadhouse on Friday the 13th…

The venue was already packed when Jordan Allen hit the...

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Strippers, imitations and booze: Twisted Sin at Bangkok Bar

Posted on February 13, 2015 at 10:50 PM Comments comments (1)

Featuring Kill Or Cure, virtue and vice


In the middle of the dance floor, with moody dimmed lig...

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Seprevation & More at Retro Bar

Posted on February 10, 2015 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Nearly everyone’s hammered and there’s a great comradery slithering through the low ceilinged venue


There’s something very fitting about the fact that tonight’s Napalm...

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