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Anthony Strutt - Live Music Reviews

John Carpenter

John Carpenter - Warwick Arts Centre. Warwick, 27/10/2016

Anthony Strutt at the Warwick Arts Centre finds that Horror Master John Carpenter proves that he can command a crowd even in a different setting with his soundtrack music on his debut UK tour

Ian Mcnabb

Ian Mcnabb - Donkey, Leicester, 12/9/2015

Anthony Strutt watches Icicle Works front man Ian McNabb return to Leicester for his first show in almost two years and play a storming two hour plus solo set


Ride - Roundhouse, London, 23/5/2015

Anthony Strutt at the Roundhouse watches influential shoegazing act Ride return to the London stage gig after a gap of almost twenty years

Jah Wobble

Jah Wobble - Donkey, Leicester, 30/5/2015

Anthony Strutt watches Jah Wobble play of the year's hottest gigs of the year at The Donkey, one of Leicester's best kept secret venues

Jesus And Mary Chain

Jesus And Mary Chain - Rock City, Nottingham, 22/2/2015

Anthony Strutt at Rock City in Nottingham watches the Jesus and Mary Chain play an enjoyable but over-rehearsed show to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of 'Psychocandy', their seminal debut album


Morrissey - Capital FM Arena, Nottingham, 13/3/2015

Anthony Strutt watches Morrissey, despite promoting his album from last year ‘World Peace is None of Your Business’ which is now impossible to buy, play an impressive set at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham on his first UK tour in four years

Onry Ozzborn

Onry Ozzborn - Remembered for a While Launch, Rough Trade, Nottingham, 27/11/12015

Anthony Strutt attends a book launch at the new Rough Trade shop in Nottingham for new Nick Drake book, 'Remembered for a While'


Dagmars - Eventim Apollo, London, 21/12/2014

Anthony Strutt at the Eventim Apollo in London enjoys a dark, extended three hour set from the unpredictable Cure

And Also The Trees

And Also The Trees - Eventim Apollo, London, 21/12/2014.

Anthony Strutt watches 80's post-punks And Also The Trees play an incredible set in support of the Cure at the Eventim Apollo in London

Thurston Moore

Thurston Moore - Thurston Moore/Mark Gardener - Bodega, Nottingham, 12/11/2014

At the intimate Bodega in Nottingham, Anthony Strutt watches ex-Sonic Youth front man Thurston Moore, with Ride's Mark Gardener as support, play an intense but versatile set

Pete Fij and Terry Bickers

Pete Fij and Terry Bickers - Firebug, Leicester, 6/11/2014

Anthony Strutt watches ex-Adorable front man Peter Fij and House of Love guitarist Terry Bickers play an intimate show to promote their debut album, 'Broken Heart Surgery', at the Firebug in Leicester

Wayne Hussey

Wayne Hussey - Scholar Bar, Leicester, 23/9/2014

Anthony Strutt watches Mission front man Wayne Hussey play an enthralling set to promote his debut solo album ‘Songs of Candlelight and Razorblades’ at the Scholar Bar in Leicester

Christian Bland

Christian Bland - (and the Revelators) Musician, Leicester, 24/9/2014

Anthony Strutt finds compelling Black Angels guitarist Christian Bland's side project the Revelators' brand of psychedelia at a gig at the Musician in Leiester on their first UK tour


Blondie - O2 Academy, Leicester, 19/8/2014

Anthony Strutt watches Blondie on what might be their last tour play an excellent set of both their classic hits and also tracks from their new album 'Ghosts of Download' at the O2 Academy in Leicester


Slowdive - Hoxton Bar and Kitchen, London, 18/5/2014

Anthony Strutt watches seminal shoegazing band Slowdive play a stunning comeback show in their first gig in twenty years at the Hoxton Bar and Kitchen in London

Pulled Apart by Horses

Pulled Apart by Horses - The Musician, Leicester, 28/4/2014

Anthony Strutt finds band-of-the-moment Pulled Apart by Horses predictable and clichéd at a show at The Musician in Leicester


Cure - Royal Albert Hall, London, 29/3/2014

Anthony Strutt watches the Cure play en enthralling but massive 45 song set in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall in London


Toy - Rough Trade East, London, 11/12/2013

In the first of two record store appearances in a month to promote their new album 'Join the Dots', Anthony Strutt watches young psychedelic-influenced rockers Toy play a breathtaking show at Rough Trade East...


Toy - Banquet Records, Kingston, 7/1/2014

...and finds them equally on form at a show at Banquet Records in Kingston

Neil Halstead

Neil Halstead - Musician, Leicester, 15/1/2014

Anthony Strutt finds understated but powerful an evening of acoustic country/folk rock from Peter Bruntnell, Neil Halstead and Danny George Wilson on the first date of their Songwriters' Circle tour at The Musician in Leicester

Wedding Present

Wedding Present - O2 Academy, Leicester, 30/10/2013

Anthony Strutt finds the Wedding Present on strong form at a show in Leicester in which they played in their entirety all twelve singles that they released across 1992 and which eventually made up their 'Hit Parade' compilations

Dead Meadow

Dead Meadow - Firebug, Leicester, 2/10/2013

Anthony Strutt is excited by American three-piece Dead Meadow's psychedelic blues in a deafening show at the Firebug in Leicester

Robyn Hitchcock

Robyn Hitchcock - Bodega, Nottingham, 7/3/2013

Anthony Strutt enjoys a solo acoustic gig at the Bodega in Nottingham from former Soft Boys front man Robin Hitchcock as part of a tour to celebrate his sixtieth birthday

Johnny Marr

Johnny Marr - Institute, Birmingham, 16/3/2013

Anthony Strutt watches former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr at the Institute in Birmingham play a stunning show on his first tour under his own name to promote 'The Messenger', which is his debut solo album

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Rock City, Nottingham, 29/3/2013

Anthony Strutt enjoys a intense set of rock and roll from San Francisco trio the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club to promote their seventh album 'Specter at the Feast' at Rock City in Nottingham

I Like Trains

I Like Trains - Guildhall, Leicester, 19/10/2012

Anthony Strutt finds post-rock bands I Like Trains and Her Name is Calla both on superb form as they play extended set at a show at the Guildhall in Leicester

Shonen Knife

Shonen Knife - Musician, Leicester, 7/9/2012

...while in Leicester at The Musician Anthony Strutt sets the group play an equally remarkable set of their own material under their own name

Vegas Tones

Vegas Tones - Leicester, 17/8/3012...19/8/2012

Anthony Strutt attends high quality local Leicester three day festival Summer Sundae, which saw this year sets from among others Public Image Limited, Billy Bragg, Reverend and the Makers, Ocean Colur Scene and Adam Ant.

Keith James

Keith James - Musician, Leicester, 31/1/2012

Anthony Strutt watches British folk musician Keith James pay impressive tribute to Leonard Cohen in a set of his songs at a show at The Musician in Leicester

Strange Doors

Strange Doors - Musician, Leicester, 21/1/2012

Anthony Strutt at The Musician In Leicester watches the Strange Doors, despite terrible wigs, play a set of Doors covers that is so convincing that he forgets that they are a tribute band


Cure - Royal Albert Hall, London, 15/11/2011

Anthony Strutt finds the Cure to be on fantastic form at the Royal Albert Hall, in the only British date of their short 'Reflections' tour, which saw them perform their first three albums, 'Three Imaginary Boys', 'Seventeen Seconds' and 'Faith', in their entirety

Silver Factory

Silver Factory - Firebug, Leicester, 14/1/2012

Anthony Strutt at The Firebug in Leicester watches 60's-influenced pop outfit the Silver Factory play an excellent show at their debut gig


Miscellaneous - Scala, London, 1/11/2011...3/11/2011

At indie pop label Fortuna POP's fifteenth birthday celebrations, Anthony Strutt enjoys sets from among others Bearsuit, the Primitives, Tender Trap, Darren Hayman and Allo' Darlin'

Tigerstyle ft. Rani Randeep

Tigerstyle ft. Rani Randeep  - Bull and Gate, London, 21/9/2011

In a show to promote both their second album 'He Who Saw the Deep' and their own brand of tea, Anthony Strutt finds Leeds-based post rockers I Like Trains to be on fiery form at a show at the Bull and Gate in London

Night Beats

Night Beats - Scala, London, 19/9/2011

Anthony Strutt enjoys a fantastic set of traditional psychedelic garage rock from Austin, Texas-based group Night Beats in support of the Black Angels at the Scala in London

Chuck Prophet

Chuck Prophet - Garage, London, 23/7/2011

Anthony Strutt watches former Green On Red guitarist Chuck Prophet and his new band the Spanish Bombs cover the whole of the Clash's 'London Calling' album in a fabulous night at the Borderline in London


Miscellaneous - Kent, 4/7/2011

On his birthday Anthony Srutt at the Hop Farm Festival in Kent watches sets from Morrissey, Lou Reed and Patti Smith

Ryuichi Sakamoto

Ryuichi Sakamoto - King's College, London, 2/6/2011

At their debut gig, Anthony Strutt watches the Black Ships, the new band of the Verve's Nick McCabe and Simon Jones, play a convincing and spectacular show

Erland and the Carnival

Erland and the Carnival - Garage, London, 18/5/2011

Anthony Strutt at The Garage in London watches Erland and the Carnival play a spectacular set of psychedelic folk pop

Adrian Edmondson

Adrian Edmondson - Cargo, London, 30/3/2011

In an evening beset with problems, Anthony Strutt at Cargo in London watches New York post punks Crystal Stilts play an enjoyable, if otherwise somewhat unremarkable gig


Primitives - Relentless Garage, London, 24/3/2011

Anthony Strutt finds the Primitives be on exciting form on their third reunion tour since reforming in 2009, but asks where the late 80's/early 90's pop punks go next


Glasvegas - KOKO, London, 15/3/2011

Anthony Strutt watches influential 80's electro act Blancmange make a triumphant return to the London stage at the KOKO in Camden after an absence of twenty three years

Denison Witmer

Denison Witmer - Barfly, London, 10/3/2011

Anthony Strutt watches Leeds-based alternative rockers I Like Trains play an excellent set of both new and old material at a XFM radio station gig at the Barfly in London

Black Angels

Black Angels - Heaven, London, 27/2/2011

Anthony Strutt at Heaven in London watches San Francisco group the Black Angels play an enthralling set of psychedelia and 60's-influenced garage rock at a show in London

Fran Healy

Fran Healy - Dingwalls, London, 27/1/2011

At Dingwalls in London, Anthony Strutt watches Travis frontman Fran Healy play an excellent set to promote 'Wreckorder', his debut solo album


Miscellaneous - Lexington, London, 4/1/2011

Anthony Strutt watches sets from the Loves, Standard Fare and Evans the Death on the first night of Fortuna Pop!'s three day Winter Sprinter festival at the Lexington in London...


Miscellaneous - Lexington, London, 5/1/2011

...while on the second night he sees performances from Comet Gain, the Loft playing their first gig since 2006 and Veronica Falls...


Miscellaneous - Lexington, London, 6/1/2011

...and on the last Darren Hayman and the Secondary Modern, the Wave Pictures and the Leaf Library

White Lies

White Lies - HMV Oxford Street, London, 17/12/2010

Anthony Srutt watches bestselling alternative rock act White Lies play a short, but powerful set at showcase gig to launch their album at HMV's store in Oxford Street, London

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Brixton Academy, London, 11/12/2010

At what was their thousandth show, Anthony Strutt at the Brixton Academy watches San Francisco rockers the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, despite having lost their regular drummer, play two career-spanning sets of furious rock 'n' roll

Echo And The Bunnymen

Echo And The Bunnymen - Brixton Academy, London, 9/12/2010

At the Brixton Academy in London, Anthony Strutt watches Echo and the Bunnymen in a nostalgic, but perfect set play back-to-back their first two albums, 'Crocodiles' and 'Heaven Up Here'

Tender Trap

Tender Trap - 100 Club, London, 15/12/2010

Despite front woman Amelia Fletcher battling flu, Anthony Strutt sees Tender Trap play an infectious and summery set of indie pop at the 100 Club in London

Kelley Stoltz

Kelley Stoltz - Brixton Academy, London, 9/12/2010

Anthony Strutt at the Brixton Academy in London watches New York-based singer-songwriter Kelley Stoltz play an impressive support slot for his favourite band of all time, Echo and the Bunnymen


Suede - Bush Hall, London, 27/10/2010

Anthony Strutt enjoys a warm-up show for the reformed Suede at the small-sized venue of the Bush Hall, but questions whether they will be so effective at their next London show at the O2 Arena


Screening - Dublin Castle, London, 28/10/1010

Anthony Strutt watches rising young Leicester-based band the Screening play a short, empassioned set of indie rock at the Dublin Castle in London

Billy Bragg

Billy Bragg - ICA, London, 17/9/2010

On the first night of the third Reverence Festival, Anthony Strutt at the ICA In London sees sets from Sereena Maneesh, Tripwires and Exit Calm

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