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Gig review: THE CHRISTIANS – Sub 89, Reading, Friday 15 April 2022

The Christians

A pretty decent turn out for a Good Friday, however, you do wonder if the cost of living crisis, coupled with the lingering effects of the pandemic, are hitting audience numbers, as I would have expected a few more in … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE HAWKMEN – The Face Bar, Reading, Thursday 3 March 2022

THE HAWKMEN FACEBAR 1

New venue to this reviewer, the Face Bar is a nice little venue tucked away from the main nightlife area of Reading. One thing Reading certainly has is a lively and varied nightlife! A decent sized crowd for a Thursday … Continue reading

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Gig review: JOHN OTWAY – Sub89, Reading, Wednesday 15 December 2021

Otway The Movie: Rock & Roll's Greatest Failure

Welcome to the Brave New World/1984 as this was the first gig I was asked to show my covid pass. Sign of the times but if it keeps live music and entertainment going then it is a small price to … Continue reading

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Gig review: FM/DARE – Sub 89, Reading, 1 March 2019

FM – Sub 89, Reading, 1 March 2019

FM and Dare were back in the UK for a couple more co-headliner shows following an eventful trip to Spain where FM had their equipment and merchandise stolen and in the FM set vocalist Steve Overland made it clear how … Continue reading

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Gig review: STEELEYE SPAN – Hexagon, Reading, 15 October 2018

Steeleye Span

First visit to the Hexagon in Reading, a venue I had seen on TV previously when a snooker tournament used to be held here. Tonight though it hosts folk rock legends Steeleye Span, to a sadly half-full auditorium which is even … Continue reading

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Gig review: JESUS JONES – Sub 89, Reading, 29 April 2018

A decent turn out for a Sunday night to see Jesus Jones who have been playing a few UK dates in support of their excellent new album ‘Passages’. First up were three piece Beautiful Mechanica who mixed synths/programming with a … Continue reading

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Gig review: LONELY ROBOT – Sub89, Reading, 27 April 2017

The Best of 2017

Sub89 is a decent sized venue in a less than salubrious part of Reading, McD’s and Nandos being the classier places in the street! It has a decent sized stage and the only downside was the sound which wasn’t great … Continue reading

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