Lisa Torem watches Mickey Dolenz, the last surviving member of The Monkees, perform songs from that band, plus other compelling covers, with his talented backing band and sister/vocalist Coco.
Philamonjaro finds The Dream Syndicate's Steve Wynn making a surprisingly big sound at an acoustic solo gig at The Fun House in Madrid
Philamonjaro enjoys a versatile set from Americana duo Larkin Poe, which is fronted by sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell, at La
Riviera in Madrid.
Little Man Tate
Dixie Ernill enjoys a vibrant set from Sheffield indie rock act Little Man Tate on their first national tour in thirteen years.
Eoghan Lyng enjoys Squid’s unusual brand of prog at Vicar Street in Dublin.
Three Nights of Indie Pop
At three different venues in Manchester and Glasgow across three nights, Dixie Ernill enjoys sets from indie pop acts such as Davey Woodward and The Winter Orphans, The Jasmine Minks and The Popguns.
Echo And The Bunnymen
Dave Goodwin at the Royal Centre in Nottingham watches Echo and The Bunnymen with the help of the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra play in a stunning set their 1984 fourth album 'Ocean Rain' in its entirety.
Wigan Casino 50th Anniversary
A mid-September 50th Anniversary celebration in a massive ballroom in Wigan brought Northern Soul enthusiasts together in commemoration.
Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band
Lisa Torem enjoys an uplifting set of classic covers and their own material from RIngo Starr and His All-Starr Band.
Philamonjaro watches Paul Weller wow a Spanish crowd with a career-spanning set
Herb Alpert and Lani Hall
Lisa Torem enjoys the diversity of the set list when Herb Alpert and Lani Hall draw from a lifetime of classic, plus new arrangements from recent release, ‘Wish Upon a Star.'.
Steev Burgess watches acclaimed US indie rocker Ezra Furman, while battling against the elements, deliver an impressive, passionate show in Cardiff
Fairport's Cropredy Convention
Nick Dent-Robinson enjoys this year’s three day Fairport’s Cropredy Convention, which as well as Fairport Convention also featured excellent sets from Robert Fripp and Toyah and Nile Rodgers.
House Of Love
Nige Nudds watches 80’s indie act The House of Love play a haunting set at the Norwich Arts Centre
Belle And Sebastian
Amanda J Window enjoys an exuberant set from Scottish indie pop outfit Belle and Sebastian at the Manchester Academy.
On home turf for the second of two Wembley Stadium shows, Blur are on exceptional, energized, poignant form. Richard Lewis reviews
Thirty years since a struggling London indie band issued an album
Battling against constant rain, swamp-like mud and an accessible campsite that is anything but, Shirley Proctor still finds much to enjoy at Bluedot Festival in Cheshire
Peter and Jeremy
Peter Asher: A Musical Memoir of the 60s and Beyond’ returns to Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music with Asher plus partner folk artist Jeremy Clyde, formerly of Chad and Jeremy. Lisa Torem reviews.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
American icon Bruce Springsteen shows zero signs of slowing down on a lengthy, wide-ranging set at Hyde Park for British Summer Time. Richard Lewis reviews
Shirley Procter reflects upon her highlights of this year's Lytham Festival.
r: Lisa Torem admires French pianist Riopy’s passionate performance at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago.
Steev Burgess enjoys a rare opportunity to see one of the rising stars of French music, Lisa Ducasse at the Institute Francais in London.
Philamonjaro finds The Who on explosive form as they perform with an orchestra on the first date of an European tour at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona.
On the road to support his recent ‘Moments Of Madness’ LP the former Stranglers frontman, long since turned solo artist Hugh Cornwell shows no sign of slowing down.
Martin Barre Band
Lisa Torem finds the Martin Barre Band rekindling memories of glorious progressive rock in its heyday at the Des Plaines Theater , with Barre’s compelling lead guitar infusions and his bandmates’ endless enthusiasm.
Nige Nudds enjoys an impressive set of exuberant post-rock from Japanese band Mono at the Norwich Arts Centre.
Billy Childs Quartet
Lisa Torem enjoys a Billy Childs Quartet concert at Space in Evanston which features songs from the jazz pianist’s latest album, ‘The Winds of Change’, a Chick Corea cover and classic chestnuts.
Dastardly watches Mark Eitzel or ‘Polterg-eitzel’ as he’s now not known conjure magic (and Johnny Mathis) from the walls of St. Pancras Old Church.
Philamonjaro photographs and watches a haunting, career-spanning performance from The Mission in Valencia.
Jay Dyer watches an intimate but brutally honest solo set from Bill Ryder-Jones at The Hare and Hounds in Birmingham. Photos by Rob Hadley.
Steev Burgess watches Peter Doherty play an unforgettable night at the Royal Albert Hall in London which ends in a stage invasion.
Nick Dent-Robinson watches Peter Doherty play an intimate and introspective set at the O2 Academy in Oxford.
Dixie Ernill at the Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool watches James play an euphoric set with the aid of an orchestra and a gospel choir.
Lisa Torem finds that Graham Nash’s 'Sixty Years of Songs and Stories' makes for a festive and educational night at a sold-out gig at Chicago’s iconic Old Town School of Folk Music.
Lisa Torem watches the multi-faceted band, Chicago, perform two exciting sets at the Riverside Theater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley
Lisa Torem watches dobro player Rob Ickes and guitarist Trey Hensley play an exceptional set of bluegrass in support of Rodney Crowell at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago.
Ann Hampton Callaway
At Chicago City Winery, Lisa Torem watches vocalist/pianist Ann Hampton Callaway's exciting tribute to the late singer Peggy Lee bring down the house.
Philamonjaro watches and photographs Italian ska outfit The Magnetics play an upbeat and energetic set of ska at 16 Toneladas, in Valencia in Spain.
Neil Kinsella enjoys at Albert Hall in Manchester enjoys an exuberant set from punk icons The Damned of several songs from their forthcoming 'Darkadelic' album as well as many classics. Photos by Andrew Twambley.
Gilbert O' Sullivan
Lisa Torem reviews an intimate set from legendary Irish singer-songwriter Gilbert O’Sullivan.
Up and coming rapper Berwyn Du Bois commands a small Nottingham stage, proving he’s destined for bigger ones.
Luke Haines and Peter Buck
Denzil Watson at The Brudenell in Leeds enjoys a self-deprecating and black-humoured set of eccentric rock from Luke Haines and Peter Buck.
Tommy James and the Shondells
Lisa Torem watches Tommy James and The Shondells play an exuberant set of greatest hits, along with some surprises at the Rialto Square Theater in Joliet, Illinois.
Nige Nudds watches and photographs American singer-songwriter Lissie play an emotive set at a gig at the Norwich Arts Centre on her first British tour in ten years.
Mark Rowland at The Scala in London watches rising singer-songwriter Hamish Hawk play an exuberant post-punk set to promote his new album ‘Angel Numbers’.
With photos from Rob Hadley, James Gardner enjoys an euphoric set of psychedelic pop from Temples
American folk music icon Judy Collins plays a mesmerizing show featuring material from her most recent album ‘Spellbound’ alongside songs from her storied seven-decade career. Lisa Torem reviews
Steev Burgess enjoys a career-spanning set from US-based alt-pop maverick Ezra Furman.
Richard Lewis catches punk band Ruts DC delivering an energetic set at Liverpool’s O2 Academy
Fiona Hutchings finds that The Sheffield Leadmill packed out qt the final gig of the Lightning Seeds' recent tour but the music worth the discomfort.
Arty Dutch rockers Lewsberg turn all their influences into a magical night. James Gardner was there and was blown away
With photos by Andrew Twambley, Paul Kimber finds John Cale still breaking boundaries at the Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool.
Philamonjaro finds power pop pioneer Nick Lowe on energetic, crowd pleasing form in front of a devoted audience in Valencia.