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The The – Digbeth Arena – 7 September 2018

Having been lucky enough to have managed to see The The earlier in the year in the tiny Rescue Rooms, there was no way that I was going to turn down the chance of seeing them again. In my opinion, the genius that is Matt Johnson is an understated genius -

Jesus and Mary Chain – Nottingham Rock City

"Hey Nottingham -Twice in a week ! " exclaims the effervescent and sparkly clad Brix Smith Start, lead singer of Brix and the Extricated, and although it's actually been nine days since the last Notts gig, it's been two packed into a short space of time and I've been

Luxury Stranger- When The Lady Takes The Blame – Review

Luxury Strangers New single ‘When The Lady Takes the Blame is certainly a thing of beauty. From the outset the deep luxurious velvety tones of Lead Singer and founder member of Luxury Stranger, Simon York hit you with force and then take you on a captivating ride. Whilst staying true to their

The Libertines Nottingham Motorpoint Arena – 25 January 2016.

With a line up like this, it feels more like a mini-festival than a Monday night gig. When Reverend and the Makers are the 'openers' you know that you're in for an adrenalin filled ride. Affable frontman John Mclure is the perfect person to get the party startedand although it's early,

Echo and the Bunnymen. Rock City 02/12/2014

Dark and brooding is the mood inside Rock City tonight for Echo and the Bunnymen a band who sound as edgy and relevant today as they did back in the Eighties. Ian 'Mac' McCulloch and fellow original member Will Sergeant have assembled fellow perfectionist musicians around them and as they

The first time I heard…

When watching Top of the Pops as a teenager amongst the shiny overly manufactured tripe you occasionally witnessed something spectacularly special. One such occasion had four scruffy looking urchins, awkward looking singer , interesting yet imposing with his national health specs and massive quiff ripping open his shirt to reveal

Chas n Dave – November 15 2014 – Rock city

For anyone who thinks of Chas n Dave as being a thing of the past they are well and truly off the mark as a full capacity Rock City for tonight's gig will testify and for a band that have been around since the late 70s this is some achievement.