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Aaron Brown - Live Music Reviews


Misfits - Ritz, Manchester, 5/4/2013

...while Aaron Brown at the Ritz in Manchester, despite their less-than-authentic line-up, finds them still masters at their work

Dum Dum Girls

Dum Dum Girls - Factory 251, Manchester, 13/11/2011

Aaron Brown at Factory 251 in Manchester finds, despite them coning on an hour and a half late, Californian girl group's garage punk charms winning him over

Rob Zombie

Rob Zombie - Apollo, Manchester, 17/3/2011

At the Apollo in Manchester, Aaron Brown enjoys a night of theatrical rock horror from former White Zombie frontman and film director, Rob Zombie, on his first visit to Britain in twelve years

White Lies

White Lies - Academy, Manchester, 18/2/2011

Aaron Brown watches White Lies play a crowd-pleasing set in front of an ecstatic audience to promote their just released second album, 'Ritual', at the Manchester Academy

Carl Barat

Carl Barat - Deaf Institute, Manchester, 23/10/2010

At the initimate Deaf Institute in Manchester Aaron Brown sees Carl Bart play a magical set of both Libertines numbers and tracks from his just released debut solo album


Miscellaneous - Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester, 29/5/2010

At the Manchester open air festival Hungry Pigeon, Aaron Brown finds heavy rain failing to dampen the spirits of the crowd or Athlete in an exuberant performance from the London-based rockers


Airship - Deaf Institute, Manchester, 21/5/2010

At the Deaf Institute in Manchester, Aaron Brown watches epic rockers Airship play a short, but effective set to a hometown crowd

Bad Lieutenant

Bad Lieutenant - Ritz, Manchester, 23/10/2009

Aaron Brown finds Bad Lieutenant, the new project of New Order's Bernard Sumner and Stephen Morris, confusing their audience at their first hometown gig at the Ritz in Manchester

Eighties Matchbox B Line Disaster

Eighties Matchbox B Line Disaster - Night and Day, Manchester, 19/10/2009

Aaron Brown finds psychedelic blues punks Eighties Mathbox B-Line Disaster to be on fiery form at a gig at Night and Day in Manchester, but wonders if their new album, first promised two years ago, will ever see a release date

Goldie Lookin Chain

Goldie Lookin Chain - Moha, Manchester, 8/3/2009

Aaron Brown finds Welsh hip hop trio Goldie Lookin' Chain still knowing how to put on a good show, but evrything else having long run thin at the Moha in Manchester

John Cooper Clarke

John Cooper Clarke - Dance Factory, Manchester, 13/2/2009

At the first of two shows across consecutive nights in his home city of Manchester, Aaron Brown at the Dance Factory finds that 70's punk poet John Cooper Clarke has lost none of his former magic in a fantastic two hour set


Tricky - Academy, Manchester, 18/2/2009

Always controversial, Aaron Brown finds that Bristol trip hopper has lost none of his ability for confrontation and getting on the wrong side of authority at a gig at the Manchester Academy

Tenebrous Liar

Tenebrous Liar - Academy, Manchester, 10/10/2008

Despite recent line up changes and an ill received second album, Aaron Brown finds that Brazilian electro clash band CSS have lost none of their on stage magic at a show at the Academy in Manchester


Glasvegas - Academy 2, Manchester, 17/9/2008

At the Manchester Academy, Aaron Brown finds much acclaimed and rapidly rising Scottish discordant rockers Glasvegas to be the first band in a long time that he has seen that can translate their big sound to a live stage

Crystal Castles

Crystal Castles - Academy, Manchester, 12/5/2008

At a show sponsored by clothing chain store Top Man, Aaron Brown watches much hyped 80's influenced duo Crystal Castles play a tuneless, awful set


Precinct - Bar Zu, Manchester, 23/5/2008

At the Zu Bar in Manchester, Aaron Brown is confused but ultimately impressed by up-and-coming hometown act Precinct's diverse blend of new wave, post punk and psychedelia

Alabama 3

Alabama 3 - Academy, Manchester, 26/4/2008

Aaron Brown watches the Alabama 3 play a set of almost religious intensity with their unique combination of country, southern gospel and acid house at a show at the Manchester Academy

Pete and the Pirates

Pete and the Pirates - Ruby Lounge, Manchester, 14/4/2008

At the Ruby Lounge in Manchester, Aaron Brown sees up-beat Reading pop-punk act Pete and the Pirates help an appreciative audience shake off the last of the winter blues with their enthusiastic performance


Deftones - Manchester Academy, Manchester, 11/7/2006

It has been three years since Sacramento hard rockers the Deftones last toured Britain. Aaron Brown finds them, despite their long absence, still a sorely needed force to be reckoned with at the Manchester Academy


Misfits - Rosetta Bar, Belfast, 13/9/2005

In Belfast torn apart by some of its worst riots in years, Aaron Brown manages to escape the road blocks to watch long-serving American punks the Misfits play a set comprising of most their classic songs at an unusually packed Rosetta Bar


Helmet - G2, Glasgow, 3/12/2004

One of the pioneers of the Nu-Metal movement, Helmet unceremoniously parted ways six years ago, Back now with a new line-up, in which only singer Page Hamilton remains, Aaron Brown at a Glasgow show finds them able to maintain their old magic

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