Tag Archives: live

Gig review: JAKE BUGG – Cambridge Corn Exchange, 5 March 2020

A cold Thursday night at the start of March with the country gripped in panic bog roll and hand wash buying, cowering with the media wiped up fear of the Coronavirus. A 26-year-old young man from Nottingham steps out onto … Continue reading

Posted in All Posts, GIG REVIEWS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gig review: KIEFER SUTHERLAND – The Junction, Cambridge, February 26 2020

Kiefer is now two albums into his country styled music redirection and four years on the road, a very tight band the question is does he cut it? The answer is yes, the type of country Americana that Kiefer peddles … Continue reading

Posted in All Posts, GIG REVIEWS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gig review: JON BODEN – Cornerstone, Didcot, 5 March 2020

Jon Boden

Back at the Cornerstone, after a very enjoyable gig here back in November 2017, Jon Boden is out on a short solo tour to promote his latest album ‘The Rose In June’. Surrounded by three guitars, fiddle, concertina, an adapted … Continue reading

Posted in All Posts, GIG REVIEWS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: BLUE OYSTER CULT – Hard Rock Live In Cleveland 2014

BLUE OYSTER CULT - Hard Rock Live In Cleveland 2014

Frontiers [Release date 24.01.20] “Hard Rock Live In Cleveland 2014” is Blue Oyster Cult’s sixth live album. Not many in a 50 year career. Maybe that’s why it’s a sumptious, 2 CD + DVD affair, housed in a sturdy gatefold … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: MICHAEL THOMPSON BAND – High Times, Live In Italy

MICHAEL THOMPSON BAND - High Times, Live In Italy

Frontiers [Release date 24.01.20] Michael Thompson’s reputation as the rock world’s original “go to guitarist” is unassailable. Though none is needed, he provides ample proof of his skill and virtuosity here. And understandably cashing in his cultural stock in the … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts, DVD REVIEWS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gig review: GREAT BRITISH ROCK AND BLUES FESTIVAL – Butlins, Skegness,17th to 20th January 2020

Skegness in early January is a bit of a strange place. Row upon row of empty caravans lie in wait for warmer weather and better times. When once again the sound of laughter and the smell of stale beer, cigarette … Continue reading

Posted in All Posts, GIG REVIEWS, Special Events | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gig review: SKERRYVORE/MANRAN – Albert Hall, Stirling, 29 December 2019

The Scottish folk rock scene has been topped for the last 40 odd years by Runrig who had a huge following across the country and beyond. There have been a number of other bands however who have been on a rapid … Continue reading

Posted in All Posts, GIG REVIEWS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: MOB RULES – Beast Over Europe

MOB RULES - Beast Over Europe

SPV/Steamhammer [Release date 13.09.19] Germany has long been a hotbed for rock and metal, with the Scorpions, Accept, Doro and Bonfire leading the way and the huge Waken Open Air festival bringing Teutonic thunder to the world. Celebrating their 25th … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts, PURE METAL (All posts), Pure Metal/Album reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: DEEP PURPLE – Live In Rome 2013

DEEP PURPLE - Live In Rome 2013

Edel/Ear Music [Release date 06.12.19] This series continues and each release never fails to surprise and satisfy. Done in Official Bootleg style, you get a full an unadulterated concert that’s as well recorded as it is performed. A series to … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gig review: DAN REED NETWORK/GUN/FM – Waterfront, Norwich,14 December 2019

Three of the common sights of the 21st century concert scene are bands playing a classic album in its entirety; package tours bringing together acts with a complementary fanbase; and bands that we thought would never get back together again … Continue reading

Posted in All Posts, GIG REVIEWS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gig review: ALTER BRIDGE – O2 Arena, London, 21 December 2019

Gig review: ALTER BRIDGE/Shinedown – O2 Arena, London, 21 December 2019

Oh, what to make of Shinedown. Despite their second-billing on this tour, the multi-million selling Floridian quartet smashed out their anthemic tunes to an enthusiastic O2 Arena. The music mostly went down well. My problem is Brent Smith’s grandstanding audience participation … Continue reading

Posted in All Posts, GIG REVIEWS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Quick plays: SANGUINE, GRAHAM PARKER & THE RUMOUR

SANGUINE - Cold Blood

SANGUINE Cold Blood   [Release date 06.13.19] Sanguine caught this reviewer’s attention with their 2016 release ‘Black Sheep’, where they successfully melded melodic metal riffs with the impressive vocals of Tarin Kerrey, along with some screamo vocals from guitarist Nick Magee … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts, Quick Plays | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gig review: HAWKWIND – Cambridge Corn Exchange,18 November 2019

Now celebrating their 50th tour, Hawkwind have always been one of the giants of the UK rock scene but have, despite their longevity, never seen the plaudits and respect that are heaped on many acts of their vintage and younger. … Continue reading

Posted in All Posts, GIG REVIEWS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gig review: SNOW PATROL – Regent Theatre, Ipswich, 21 November 2019

Sometimes, just sometimes, true magic happens and a band clearly demonstrate the incredible power of music to change the world. With a song or even a phrase or small collection of notes or possibly just a word they can break … Continue reading

Posted in All Posts, GIG REVIEWS | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: CHANTEL McGREGOR – Bury’d Alive

Chantel McGregor - Bury

Tis Rock Music Ltd [Release date 24.09.19] ‘Bury’d Alive’ is an album that celebrates honesty, integrity and intensity. It’s honest because what you hear is what went down on the night. It’s full of integrity because Chantel McGregor champions new … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: THE ROLLING STONES – Bridges to Buenos Aires

THE ROLLING STONES - Bridges to Buenos Aires

Eagle Records [Release date 08.11.19] It would be somewhat of an understatement to say that I am a huge Stones fan, and the band’s live releases over the last few years has been prolific to say the least. The latest, … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts, DVD REVIEWS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gig review: THE AMAZONS – O2 Academy, Bristol, 17 November 2019

It’s a cold Sunday night, and raining heavily as I try to navigate the streets of Bristol, armed with Google Maps and a soggy friend in tow to see the Amazons. We finally arrive at the O2 Academy, where the … Continue reading

Posted in All Posts, GIG REVIEWS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gig review: HRH FESTIVAL, DAY 3 – Vauxhall Holiday Park, Gt Yarmouth, 9 November 2019

After the high of Saturday there was a more subdued feeling around the smaller arena as the early unplugged sessions got underway with CADENCE NOIR and DEVILFIRE.  A little thin on the ground at this early hour, the previous long … Continue reading

Posted in All Posts, GIG REVIEWS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gig review: HRH FESTIVAL, DAY 2 – Vauxhall Holiday Park, Gt Yarmouth, 8 November 2019

First band on the mainstage were Highway To Hell winners, TWISTER.  The Durham band had been popular winners and the early start saw many seeking out breakfast and a brew to join the band in the main arena. The set-up … Continue reading

Posted in All Posts, GIG REVIEWS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album review: MOLLY HATCHET – Battleground

MOLLY HATCHETT - Battleground

SPV/Steamhammer [Release date 29.11.19] Formed in the early 70s by guitarists Steve Holland and Dave Hlubek, Molly Hatchet released their eponymous debut on Epic in 1978, and were at the forefront of the second wave of Southern Rock. Inspired by … Continue reading

Posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile), All Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment