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Adrian Janes - Live Music Reviews

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.

Vive Le Rock Awards

Vive Le Rock Awards - Islington Academy, London, 27/3/2019

Adrian Janes finds UK rock magazine Vive Le Rock’s awards once again paying punky homage to heroes and icons.

Gang Of Four

Gang Of Four - Borderline, London, 12/4/2019

Adrian Janes watches influential post-punk the Gang of Four in a show at the Borderline in London play a fiery set to promote their new album 'Happy Now'.


Cardigans - Eventim Apollo, London. 7/12/2018

On the 20th anniversary tour for 'Gran Turismo', Adrian Janes shares in the Cardigans' warm embrace of their past.

Vive Le Rock Awards

Vive Le Rock Awards - Islington Academy, London, 28/3/2018

Adrian Janes finds that the 'Vive Le Rock' awards night at the Islington Academy in London deserves its own prize for sheer enjoyment and recognition of those still going strong.

Alison Moyet

Alison Moyet - Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, 11/11/2017

Adrian Janes watches Alison Moyet play a down-to-earth but gripping gig at Cliffs Pavilion in Southend


Autobahn - Lexington, London, 9/11/2017

Adrian Janes at the Lexington in London watches brooding post-punka Autobahn play an intense and compelling set.

Fantastic Negrito

Fantastic Negrito - Nell’s Jazz and Blues, London 28/7/2017

Adrian Janes is impressed by the Grammy-nominated Fantastic Negrito's impassioned blend of blues, rock, funk and soul at Nell’s Jazz and Blues in London.

Morgan Delt/Syd Arthur

Morgan Delt/Syd Arthur - Oslo, London, 5/6/2017

Adrian Janes at Oslo in London enjoys a first-rate night of neo-psychedelia and prog from Californian singer-songwriter Morgan Delt and Canterbury-based group Syd Arthur

Fantastic Negrito

Fantastic Negrito - Bush Hall, London, 15/9/2016

Adrian Janes watches Californian singer-songwriter Fantastic Negrito set alight the Bush Hall in London

Adrian Sherwood

Adrian Sherwood - Jazz Cafe, !7/6/2016

Adrian Janes watches experimental musician Adrian Sherwood play a compulsive but ultimately slightly unsatisfactory set at the Jazz Café in London

Rocket From The Tombs

Rocket From The Tombs - London Fields Brewery, London, 12/12/2015

Adrian Janes watches 1970s proto-punk pioneers Rocket From The Tombs play a storming, sweaty set in London.


Wire - Lexington, London, 15/4/2015

At the Lexington in London, Adrian Janes witnesses a powerful performance from reinvigorated post-punk veterans, Wire

Gary Numan

Gary Numan - Gary Numan/Gang of Four - Hammersmith Apollo, London, 28/11/2014

In front of an exuberant crowd, Adrian Janes watches 80's icon Gary Numan, with the reformed Gang of Four as support, perform a brooding but electrifying show at the Hammersmith Apollo in London


Loop - Loop / Godflesh - Heaven, London, 4/6/2014

Adrian Janes watches industrial acts Loop and Godflesh play intense but imaginative sets in a joint headline show Heaven in London

Velvet Morning

Velvet Morning - The Ship, Leigh-On-Sea

Adrian Janes watches rising Southend post-punk band Velvet Morning play a gripping set at The Ship in Leigh-On-Sea

Lee Ranaldo

Lee Ranaldo - Garage, London, 21/11/2013

Adrian Janes watches former Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo, with a surprising support slot from his ex-band mate Thurston Moore, play a heartfelt and atmospheric set at the Garage in London


Strangers - Colors Club, Basildon, 26/5/2013

Adrian Janes at the Bas festival in Basildon enjoys a fine set of electronica from Heaven 17, Tenek and the up-and-coming Strangers

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