Monthly Archives: November 2015

Gig review: VIRGIL & THE ACCELERATORS/Black Whiskey – Boom Boom Club, Sutton, 27 November 2015

VIRGIL & THE ACCELERATORS – Boom Boom Club, Sutton, 27 November 2015

Pete Feenstra chats to Virgil McMahon on Sunday 6 December, 19:00 GMT on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio More information Virgil & The Accelerators unveil their new bass man, The River Chickens guitarist Joel Wildgoose. His powerful bass playing, big … Continue reading

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Gig review: INGLORIOUS – Gibson Guitar Studios, London, 19 November 2015

INGLORIOUS - Gibson Guitar Studios, London, 19 November 2015

An increasing buzz seems to be building around Inglorious as a significant new force on the UK rock scene. Though 2016 will see their official bow with a debut album, tour with The Winery Dogs and headline shows, this was … Continue reading

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Album review: LUXURIANT SEDANS – Born Certified

LUXURIANT SEDANS – Born Certified

Seventh Son [Release date 08.09.15] From the opening heavy duty guitar squalls, power chords, growling vocal and interwoven guitar parts voiced over cymbal splashes, to the pounding conclusion of Jerry McCain’s ‘Stay Out Of Automobiles’, you know you are in … Continue reading

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News: WINTER ROCKS FESTIVAL – Corporation, Sheffield, 5 December 2015

The Temperance Movement

After the huge success of Winter Rocks Festival 2014, the rock all day event returns on Saturday 5 December with an even bigger line up of international and rising artists. Keeping to its Sheffield roots, the event will take place … Continue reading

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Album review: RON POPE & THE NIGHTHAWKS

RON POPE & THE NIGHTHAWKS

Brooklyn Basement Records [Release date 08.01.16] Ron Pope is a bit of a hit in the digital download/streaming age with over 474 m illion streams on Pandora and over 100 million plays on YouTube. It does appear he is making … Continue reading

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Album review: NOAH WOTHERSPOON BAND – Mystic Mud

Noah Wotherspoon Band - Mystic Mud

Noah Wotherspoon Band [Release date 16.07.15] The Noah Wotherspoon Band impress with the depth of their songs, their inspirational playing and cool use of dynamics. ‘Mystic Mud’ is a contemporary sounding crossover blues/roots set, but it’s the understated way in which … Continue reading

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Gig review: CROBOT/Scorpion Child – Live Rooms, Chester, 11 November 2015

CROBOT/Scorpion Child - Live Rooms, Chester, 11 November 2015

Crobot and Scorpion Child are currently on a Europe-wide tour plying their groove laden rock and roll to many a welcoming fan and tonight The Live Rooms in Chester went back a few decades to when sideboards were on the … Continue reading

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Gig review: TRACER/The Vitals – Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton, 8 November 2015

TRACER - Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton, 8 November 2015

The Aussie rockers have hit the UK for their headline tour straight off the back of a European support slot with Apocalyptica and are ready to promote and play tracks from their new album ‘Water For Thirsty Dogs’. Despite the … Continue reading

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Gig review: VIRGINMARYS – Sugarmill, Stoke, 6 November 2015

VIRGINMARYS - Sugarmill, Stoke, 6 November 2015

Somehow I totally missed out on the Virginmarys, I’d heard of them and indeed was told many times to go and see them live but our paths never crossed until tonight where at the Sugarmill Stoke they play the first … Continue reading

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Gig review: SIMO – St.Moritz Club, London, 23 November 2015

SIMO – St.Moritz Club, London, 23 November 2015

Sometimes you just have to dip into the past to make sense of the present and such is the case with alt. Nahville’s psychedelic tinged improvisational jam trio Simo. Their intense improvisational spirit draws from a wide variety of classic … Continue reading

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Album review: DANZIG – Skeletons

DANZIG – Skeletons

AFM Records [Release date 27.11.15] “Skeletons” is Glenn Danzig’s first studio release since “Deth Red Saboath” back in 2010 and it is an album of covers of songs that have influenced his career. The songs were supposedly recorded at various … Continue reading

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Gig review: SNAKECHARMER – Islington Academy, 13 November 2015

SNAKECHARMER - Islington Academy, 13 November 2015

None of us knew it at the time, but Snakecharmer’s winter tour, including this London date, proved to be Micky Moody’s farewell to the band, leaving them in a state of flux. On the night however it was a night … Continue reading

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Quick plays: AMBERIAN DAWN, SUNSPOT, LUKE GASSER

AMBERIAN DAWN - Innuendo

AMBERIAN DAWN – Innuendo Napalm Records [Release date 23.1.15] Second album from the Finnish symphonic metal band to feature vocalist Capri Virkkunen and she helps lift the band from another run of the mill metal band. To be honest it … Continue reading

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DVD review: LYNYRD SKYNYRD- Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd and Second Helping Live from Jacksonville at the Florida Theatre

LYNYRD SKYNYRD- Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd and Second Helping Live from Jacksonville at the Florida Theatre

Eagle Rock [Release date 23.10.15] CD/DVD/Bluray Live DVD’s from the post reformation Skynyrd have been a dime a dozen, but this latest release has an interesting twist to justify its existence. Rather than a standard Greatest Hits show, they took … Continue reading

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Gig review: WALTER TROUT/Simo – 02 Forum, London, 21 November 2015

Perhaps only Walter Trout can transform the recollection of his own abject desperation and ill health into resonant blues-rock. Aside from completing his lengthy journey back to his rightful place in front of his adoring European fans – in this … Continue reading

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Gig review: DORO – The Tivoli, Buckley, North Wales, 21 November 2015

DORO - The Tivoli, Buckley, North Wales, 21 November 2015

On a cold, damp night in November it takes a damn good reason to entice ageing rockers out of their warm cocoon and weekly fix of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.  But how could you miss the legendary Doro Pesch, still celebrating … Continue reading

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Album review: SAM COULSON – Electric Classical

SAM COULSON - Electric Classical

Self-release  [Release date 20.11.15] This album is probably best described as “economical”.  From the single sheet inlay to the 25 minute playing time.  What is perhaps most surprising is that it is fashioned by young Sam Coulson who evidently feels … Continue reading

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Album review: NIK TURNER – Space Fusion Odyssey

Nik Turner - Space Fusion Odyssey

Cleopatra Records [Release date 30.10.15] Nik Turner’s biography ‘The Spirit Of Hawkwind 1969-1976′ has just been published and chronicles the earlier sorties of this enduring space cadet.  If you thought Nik Turner in Hawkwind parped away in search of a … Continue reading

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Album review: MIKA – No Place In Heaven

Republic Records/Universal [Released 13.11.15] Now a quick rant about guilty pleasures in music. For me there is no such thing, music is either good or bad and is there to be enjoyed and share. I know we like genres and … Continue reading

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Album review: PHANTASMA – The Deviant Hearts

PHANTASMA - The Deviant Hearts

Napalm Records [Release date 27.11.15] Phantasma is a project consisting of Georg Neuhauser (Serenity), Oliver Philipps (Everon) and Charlotte Wessels (Delain). Helping out are drummer Jason Gianni, bassist Randy George from Neal Morse’s band and Tom Buchberger (ex-Serenity) guests on … Continue reading

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