Wednesday, December 14, 2005

New Model Army - Rock City - Nottingham

Fifteen or so years ago NMA were one of my favourite bands. Their music touched parts of me that other bands just couldn’t reach and it probably also…more

Monday, December 12, 2005

Cradle Of Filth + Cathedral + Octavia Sperati - Rock City - Nottingham

I've never seen Rock City so crowded for a gig at 7:30. Meeting up at the Tap at 7:00 for pre-gig sustenance I was told that the queue to get into the…more

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Levellers - Rock City - Nottingham

I haven’t seen the Levellers for almost 5 months and I must say that the withdrawal symptoms have been setting in quite badly recently and I’d been…more

Saturday, November 12, 2005

The New School Of Rock Tour - Rock City - Nottingham

After planning our meeting point at the Tap and Tumbler for 8:00 our plans were thrown into initial disarray by finding out that the first band were to appear at…more

Saturday, September 17, 2005

The Wildhearts, Terrorvision + others – Scarborough Castle

Where to start? Right at the start, I guess. The journey to Scarborough from most places is a long one but it’s made much more enjoyable when you go by…more

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Fun Lovin' Criminals - Rock City - Nottingham

Before this gig I wouldn’t have said that The FLC were right at the top of my list of bands that I wanted to see live. Nevertheless, variety...more

Saturday, September 10, 2005

The Mission - Rock City - Nottingham - 10 September 2005

It’s been many years since I went to a Mission gig and so I was quite looking forward to seeing Wayne and company performing once again more

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Waster + Afterglow + The Bazookas - Oh Bar - London

Any regular on the live circuit in London – well anywhere for that matter – will know that there are continually new venues cropping up and then…more

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

The Nudes + Husky - Bar Rumba - London

Thanks to ongoing jitteriness on the Underground I’m fabulously late – although thankfully, it’s just a false alarm today. At the moment everyone’s a little…more

Friday, July 15, 2005

Queen + Razorlight + Peter Kay - Hyde Park - London

OK, it was a moment of weakness when my mate called up and asked if I wanted to see Queen in Hyde Park. Flashing premonitions of synchronised handclaps…more

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Da Riddim Squad + The Bazookas - Newham Festival Music Stage

A sun-soaked crowd in Central Park, East Ham, was treated to a day of free live music, as a selection of East London’s finest musicians and bands took to the…more

Friday, July 08, 2005

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

REM + The Zutons + Idlewild – City Ground – Nottingham

Well this was a long time coming. The tickets were booked in September time and by Christmas I had almost forgotten that I was going. I was also...more

Thursday, June 30, 2005

Ginger - Civic Centre - Wolverhampton

Despite being in Wolverhampton the Civic Centre appears to be a decent venue. The main hall is a good size with a balcony over-head and the smaller hall...more

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Octavia [Sperati] - Junktion 7 - Nottingham

On a boiling hot day, the day after the summer solstice, I headed off to see Octavia [Sperati] whose new album...more

Friday, June 17, 2005

Mark Chadwick + Rev Hammer – Big Session Festival 2005 – De Montfort Hall - Leicester

It was a glorious summers evening when I arrived at De Montfort Hall...more

Friday, April 29, 2005

DJ Format + Little Barrie – Stealth – Nottingham

I may as well be honest right from the start as it will soon be obvious from the review that...more

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

The House of Love – Rescue Rooms – Nottingham

As The House of Love took to the stage the entire audience stared at the stage in absolute silence in anticipation of something very special...more

Friday, April 08, 2005

Levellers – The Winding Wheel – Chesterfield

It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I felt terrible…more

Saturday, March 26, 2005

Bleeding Hearts + Dangerlust + Pornovurt - Junction 7 - Nott'm

This was a charity gig in aid of Cancer Research UK and the £5/6 entrance fee was a bargain...more

Thursday, March 17, 2005

John Hegley - Uncut Confetti - The Guildhall - Derby

"I'm off to see John Hegley" Said I with sense of glee, "Your going to see a weatherman?", My friend he said to me....more

Friday, February 18, 2005

Willy Mason - The Social - Nottingham

I was fortunate enough to catch Willy Mason when he opened for the 22-20's at the Rescue Rooms in October last year....more

Sunday, February 06, 2005

The Dears + Ambulance Ltd - Rescue Rooms - Nottingham

The Rescue Rooms have been a god send for Nottingham, a venue that is a step up from the back room of a pub, but small enough to attract the new....more