Tag Archives: Camden

Gig review: BIG BOY BLOATER/Jack J. Hutchinson – The Blackheart, London, Camden 20 September 2018

BIG BOY BLOATER - The Blackheart, London, Camden 20 September 2018

If there was something incongruous about finding Big Boy Bloater & The Limits and in a dark biker pub in Camden,  it’s nothing that bothers Bloater and his powerhouse trio, who revel in a typically boisterous show built from the … Continue reading

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Gig review: TERRY BROCK – Underworld, Camden, 26 April 2016

TERRY BROCK – Underworld, Camden 26 April 2016

Tuesday nights are most probably not the best night for a gig unless you are Jeff Lynne, who was playing at bit further east at the O2 Arena. However, for the small and loyal bunch who turned up to see … Continue reading

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Gig review: KEE MARCELLO – The Underworld, Camden, 2 October 2015

KEE MARCELLO - The Underworld Camden, 2 October 2015

Kee Marcello has become something of a forgotten man as his former band Europe have successfully reformed and reinvented themselves over the past decade. The guitarist joined them just after ‘The Final Countdown’ propelled them into the proverbial stratosphere and … Continue reading

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Gig review: VOIVOD – The Underworld, Camden, London, 20 May 2015

VOIVOD – The Underworld, Camden, London 20 May 2015

Support Acts: Krokodil, Desert Storm There are two types of bands in this world; those that you can do without and those that you cannot have enough of. Canadian Prog Thrashers Voivod do not simply fall onto the latter category … Continue reading

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Gig review: FLOTSAM & JETSAM – The Underworld, Camden, London, 18 May 2015

Support Acts: Bliksem, Desolator Monday evening gigs are events that I normally like the plague but, then again, it is not very often that you have a band like Flotsam and Jetsam visiting London for a show – especially one … Continue reading

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Gig review: WHITE WIDDOW, NIGHT BY NIGHT, DEGREED – Underworld, Camden, 7 March 2015

WHITE WIDDOW, NIGHT BY NIGHT, DEGREED - Underworld, Camden, 7 March 2015

March is now an even busier month in the gig calendar with bands fitting mini tours around the Hard Rock Hell United extravaganza in North Wales, and this was a welcome London showcase for three of the current generation of … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE JOKERS The Monarch, Camden, 7 January 2015

A cold and rainy Wednesday night in early January in Camden may not be the best time to stage a gig, however full marks to the Jokers for travelling down from Liverpool to play. They had a rather famous drummer … Continue reading

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Gig review: SANTA CRUZ – The Barfly, Camden, London, 17 November 2014

SANTA CRUZ - The Barfly, Camden, London, 17 November 2014

A whole generation after grunge was supposed to have killed it, the sleaze and glam scene continues to thrive with younger Scandinavian bands leading a revival. The likes of Hardcore Superstar and Crash Diet have already made a mark and … Continue reading

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Gig review: MR. BIG – Koko, Camden, London, 17 October 2014

MR. BIG - Koko, Camden, London, 17 October 2014

Mr Big’s European tour to capitalise on their back-to-form new album ‘Stories We Could Tell’ squeezed in just a solitary UK show, their first in three years. It was unsurprising that the opulent surroundings of Koko were sold out, perhaps … Continue reading

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Gig review: HOUSTON, The Barfly, Camden, London, 16 October 2014

HOUSTON, The Barfly, Camden, London, 16 October 2014

When an AOR revival suddenly became flavour of the month late in 2010, the debut album by Swedes Houston was seen as the standard bearer of the new revolution. Even if live performances were a mixed bag, the quality of … Continue reading

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Gig review: ANGRA – Camden Underworld, London, 24 June 2014

ANGRA – Camden Underworld, London, 24 June 2014

Support Act: Stormborn Review by Yiannis (John) Stefanis Photos by Yiannis (John) Stefanis Planning a gig in London during the Football World Cup in full swing is equivalent to commercial suicide for most bands but the fact that it’s been … Continue reading

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Gig Review: THE BERMONDSEY JOYRIDERS, The Black Heart, Camden, 8 April 2014

This was quite simply a brilliantly entertaining triple-header of power packed and swaggering punk pop. Officially, the launch of The Joyriders’ new single, each band played a set of seven songs in deference to the seven-inch black plastic platter of … Continue reading

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Gig review: I AM I, Barfly, Camden, 23 January 2014

I AM I

Breaking a quiet January for gigs, the cramped surroundings of the Barfly was the London stop on a brief UK tour by I Am I, the new musical vehicle for former Dragonforce singer ZP Theart. As with many bills at … Continue reading

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Gig review: MARDUK – London, The Underworld, 5 December 2013‏

Death Wolf

Support Acts: Grave, Death Wolf, Valkyrja Review & Photos by Yiannis (John) Stefanis With Morgan Steinmeyer Håkansson being the top guy that he is and Marduk one of the most energy driven and high performance black metal bands around, one … Continue reading

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Gig review: NO SINNER – Black Heart, Camden, 25 November 2013

No Sinner - Black Heart, Camden, 25 November 2013

Many a significant rock career can trace its origins to shows in the back room of Camden’s various boozers so it was appropriate that hotly tipped Vancouver blues rockers No Sinner should have their UK showcase in one of the … Continue reading

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Gig review: WILKO JOHNSON Koko, Camden, Wednesday 6th March 2013

There was never any doubt that this would be a life-affirming gig. Wilko Johnson has been a focused, intense and immersed performer for the best part of 40 years. The scope for mental or physical weakness was simply not on … Continue reading

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