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Peter Doherty and Frederic Lo

Peter Doherty and Frederic Lo - Cavern Club, Liverpool, 27/3/2022

Amanda J. Window watches and photographs Peter Doherty and and French musician and producer Frédéric Lo play an intimate gig at The Cavern Club in Liverpool to promote their new album ‘The Fantasy Life of Poetry and Crime’.

Eric Gales

Eric Gales - Academy 3. Manchester, 31/3/2022

With photos by Andrew Twambley, Paul Kimber finds watching blues musician Eric Gales, who has been described by Joe Bonamassa as “one of the best, if not the best, guitar player in the world”, a totally encapsulating experience.

Candlelight Tribute to Coldplay

Candlelight Tribute to Coldplay - Manchester Cathedral, Manchester, 1/4/2022

Shirley Procter enjoys a candlelight tribute to Coldplay at Manchester Cathedral.


Garnetts - (With Peak Low), Jacaranda, Liverpool, 23/3/2022

Richard Lewis reviews Liverpool alt. rock quartet The Garnetts live on home turf at the legendary Jacaranda in Liverpool, supported by indie rockers Peak Low.

Low Red Moon

Low Red Moon - Dead Wax, Birmingham, 15/1/2021

With photos by Robert Hadley, Taylor Smyth watches eight-piece band Low Red Moon play a visual but versatile set at Dead Wax in their native Birmingham to launch their debut single, 'Fluid'.

Paul Weller

Paul Weller - Olympia, Liverpool, 19/11/2021

On the road to promote new LP 'Fat Pop (Volume One)' and celebrate the anniversary of 1990s classic 'Stanley Road', Paul Weller shows no signs of slowing down on record or on stage at a capacity Liverpool Olympia. Richard Lewis reviews

Jesus And Mary Chain

Jesus And Mary Chain - Albert Hall, Manchester, 19/11/2021

At a concert at the Albert Hall in Manchester featuring classics from their brooding 1987 second album, ‘Darklands',’ Denzil Watson finds The Jesus and Mary Chain rendering a refreshingly subtle and dynamic range.

Lanterns on the Lake

Lanterns on the Lake - Waterfront Studio, Norwich, 19/11/2021

Nige Nudds at the Waterfront Studio in Norwich enjoys a compelling set from Mercury Prize nominated post-rock outfit Lanterns on the Lake in which they play their latest album 'Spook the Herd' in full.

Fenne Lily

Fenne Lily - Portland Arms, Cambridge, 22/11/2021

Nige Nudds watches and photographs up-and-coming Fenne Lily’s captivating set at a packed Portland Arms in Cambridge.

Beth Hart

Beth Hart - Parr Hall, Warrington, 27/10/2021

Andrew Twambley at Parr Hall in Warrington watches an electrifying set from rock/blues artist Beth Hart

Little Man Tate

Little Man Tate - 02 Academy, Sheffield

Denzil Watson watches indie guitar act Little Man Tate make a triumphant return after a twelve year absence across two nights at the Sheffield O2 Arena.

Fontaines DC

Fontaines DC - Academy, Manchester, 6/10/2021

Amanda J Window watches and photographs chart scaling Dublin quintet Fontaines DC plug their wares in a much delayed, highly raucous, sold-out show at Manchester Academy

Jarv Is

Jarv Is - Roundhouse, London, 9/11/2021

Steev Burgess watches an impressive set of old and new songs from former Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker at the Roundhouse in London.

Billy Joel

Billy Joel - Madison Square Gardens, New York, 5/11/2021

Lisa Torem enjoys Billy Joel's return to his Madison Square Gardens monthly residency after a twenty month absence because of Covid.


Humanist - Foundry, Sheffield, 22/10/2021

Dave Goodwin finds that the debut album by storied producer former Exit Calm leader Rob Marshall is realised live on stage with superb effect.

Cal Ruddy

Cal Ruddy - With Visions of Albion and Evie Moran, Thornton Hough Social Club, Thornton Hough

Steve Kinrade at the Thornton Hough Social Club enjoys a charismatic, unforgettable performance from grassroots singer-songwriter Cal Ruddy with excellent support from Visions of Albion and Evie Moran.

Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical

Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical - Lyric Theatre, :London

Despite soft pedalling over his biographical details and infidelities, Nick Dent-Robinson finds much to enjoy in a new stage show about Bob Marley.

Spear Of Destiny

Spear Of Destiny - Yardbirds, Grimsby, 29/9/2021

Denzil Watson at Yardbirds in Grimsby watches an emotive performance from Spear of Destiny to celebrate the 35th anniversary of their third album, 'World Service'.


Genesis - Arena, Liverpool, 3/10/2021

Despite Phil Collins' ailing health problems, Neil Swift finds Genesis on their 'Last Domino' farewell tour continuing to be an excellent stage presence.

London Grammar

London Grammar - O2 Academy, Oxford, 29/9/2021

Nick Dent-Robinson enjoys a rare, intimate show from stadium-filling act London Grammar at the O2 Academy in Oxford.


Libertines - Rochester Castle, Kent, 16/9/2021

Steev Burgess watches The Libertines play a fiery set of their classic songs at Rochester Castle.

Steve Hackett

Steve Hackett - Apollo, Manchester, 24/9/2021

Neil Swift at the Manchester Apollo watches Steve Hackett plays Genesis' entire double live album 'Seconds Out' as well as highlights from his own back and current catalogue.

New Order

New Order - Heaton Park, Manchester, 10/9/2021

Denzil Watson watches New Order play a gripping set at Heaton Park in Manchester in their first home city gig in over four years.

Stewart Copeland

Stewart Copeland - Police Deranged For Orchestra - Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 11/9/2021

Philamonjaro watches and photographs Stewart Copeland rearrange The Police catalogue with the Cleveland Orchestra at the Blossom Center in Ohio.


Primitives - Live Rooms, Chester, 12/9/2021

Indie pop progenitors The Primitives roll back the years with a career-scanning set delivered in breathless fashion. Richard Lewis reviews

Mike Garry and The Cassia String Quartet

Mike Garry and The Cassia String Quartet - Stamford Quarter, Altrincham, 23/7/2021

Writer Shirley Procter and photographer Amanda J Window watch poet Mike Garry play a gig with The Cassini String Quartet at the Stamford Quarter in Altrincham.

Joe Bonamassa

Joe Bonamassa - Austin City Limits Livestream, 1/4/2021

For fans of guitarist and singer-songwriter Joe Bonamassa, Lisa Torem discovers that the Austin City Limits livestream is an exciting way to celebrate the old and the new in the comfort of one’s home.


Idles - Abbey Road Studios, London, 29/8/2020...30/8/2020

Mark Rowland watches Idles play a remarkable three set lockdown session over two days at Abbey Road Studios in London.


Wytches - Signature Brew, London, 22/9/2020

A terrific lockdown gig by The Wytches leaves Peter Cole musing about the nature of live music, what we've lost in 2020 and what we might gain in future.


Miscellaneous - 3

For the third part of our four part series, in which our writers and photographers reflect upon great venues, Dastardly, Dave Goodwin and Lisa Torem examine Vinyl Deptford in London, Rock City and the Rescue Rooms in Nottingham and the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago.


Miscellaneous - Comment

Our writers and photographers tell of the bands and acts from the past that they would most like to have seen live.

Tori Amos

Tori Amos - Chicago Humanities Festival, Chicago, 6/5/2020

Although the popular Chicago Humanities Festival was cancelled due to Covid-19, featured guest/singer-songwriter Tori Amos agreed to a live-stream interview. Lisa Torem reviews the highlights.


Miscellaneous - 2

In the second part of our series, in which our writers and photographers reminisce upon great venues, past and present, Nicky Crewe, John Clarkson and Cila Warncke remember The Hacienda in Manchester, the 1980's Loughborough University Students' Union and the 1990's London Camden Palace.


Miscellaneous - 1

In the first part of this four part series, our writers and photographers will be reflecting upon and providing memories of great venues, past and present. Nicky Crewe, Andrew Twambley and Adrian Janes remember 60's club The Magic Village and 70's venues, Eric's in Liverpool and the London Rainbow.

Dubioza Kolektiv

Dubioza Kolektiv - Academy 3, Manchester, 21/2/2020

Denzil Watson watches Balkan ska/punk collective Dubioza Kolektiv play an energetic set at the Academy 3 in Manchester.

Ben Ottewell

Ben Ottewell - Leaf, Liverpool, 5/3/2020

Richard Lewis watches Gomez lead singer Ben Ottewell turn in an excellent solo performance at Leaf in Liverpool.

I Am Lono

I Am Lono - Bodega, Nottingham, 27/2/2020

Dave Goodwin at the Bodega in Nottingham enjoys a night of dark post-punk/synth rock from promising new band I Am Lono.


Supergrass - Alexaandra Palace, London, 6/3/2020

Nick Dent-Robinson watches Supergrass back after a decade away play a set of classic anthems to an enthusiastic crowd at the Alexandra Palace in London.

Big Joanie

Big Joanie - Moth Club, London, 23/1/2020,

Dastardly braves the January cold for some heartwarming DIY punk rock from London three-piece Big Joanie.


Miscellaneous - 4

For the fourth and final part of this four part series, in which our writers and photographers reflect upon great venues, Amanda J Window, Andrew Twambley and Denzil Watson bring things up-to-date with their memories of the Night and Day Cafe and O2 Ritz in Manchester and the Sheffield Leadmill.

Hector Gannet

Hector Gannet - Live at Polestar Studios

Gus Ironside profiles a new video from acclaimed North Tyneside indie act Hector Gannet recorded live at the iconic Polestar Studios in Newcastle.

Jah Wobble and the Invaders of the Heart

Jah Wobble and the Invaders of the Heart - Jazz Cafe, London, 23/2/2020

Adrian Janes watches Jah Wobble and the Invaders of the Heart preview a new album and range widely and deeply over the bassist’s prolific career.


Libertines - Photoscapes 1

In the first of two galleries Amanda J Window photographs the Libertines at the Victoria Warehouse in Manchester.

Happy Mondays

Happy Mondays - Mountford Hall, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, 6/12/2019

Richard Lewis enjoys a set of classic hits and more obscure early tracks from the Happy Mondays at the Liverpool date on what might be their last full-scale tour for a while.


Courteeners - (With Miles Kane), Manchester Arena, Manchester, 16/12/2019

Harry Sherriff watches homecoming band the Courteneers play a storming, crowd-pleasing set at the Manchester Arena, but is equally impressed by support act Miles Kane.


Toy - Band on the Wall, Manchester, 9/11/2019

Amanda J Window and her husband spend their wedding anniversary with TOY as the band play a special gig in Manchester.

16 Tambourines

16 Tambourines - : 81 Renshaw Street, Liverpool. 09/11/2019

Cult late 1980s psych-pop outfit 16 Tambourines reform to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of their debut LP ‘How Green Is Your Valley’ with a sold-out hometown gig. Steve Kinrade views.

Tom Keifer/LA Guns

Tom Keifer/LA Guns - Libbey Bowl, Ojai, California, 24/8/2019

L.Paul Mann watches and photographs hard rock acts Tom Keifer and LA Guns rock the Ojai Libbey Bowl in California.


Ride - Ritz, Manchester, 12/12/2019

On the final tour date in support of acclaimed new LP ‘This Is Not A Safe Place’ shoegaze legends Ride turn in a storming set on Election Night at a sold-out Ritz in Manchester. Richard Lewis reviews.


Eluveitie - Photoscapes 1

In the first of a two part gallery Andrew Twambley photographs Swiss folk death metal band Eluveitie at a show in Manchester.

38 Special

38 Special - Chumash Casino Resort, Santa Ynez, 22/11/2019

In Florida, L. PauL Mann watches and photographs 38 Special, a band keeping Southern Rock alive and well

Richard Hawley

Richard Hawley - Albert Hall, Manchester, 7/10/2019

Richard Hawley plays a show in Manchester that clearly means a lot to him. Amanda J Window tells us all about it.


Miscellaneous - Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, 16/10/2019

Curiosity took Nicky Crewe to the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards ceremony, where she discovered an evening full of enthusiasm and celebration, with fantastic musicians and surprising guests.

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