Live Music


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


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


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.


Humanist

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.


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.


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.


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.


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'.


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.


Libertines

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

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


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.


Genesis

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.


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

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

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

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.