Friday, December 15, 2006

09 December 2006: Levellers - Victoria Hall - Hanley - Stoke on Trent

 I missed the 3 Daft Monkeys. Again. I have got to start making an effort to get to the venue in time for the warm up act, as by all reports the 3 Daft...more

Monday, December 11, 2006

08 December 2006: Northside + The Reason - Academy 2 - Liverpool

Live music is a funny thing. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. And yet a good gig can become a legendary gig with the help of the right...more 

Thursday, November 30, 2006

29 November 2006: Levellers - Rock City - Nottingham

It’s been a long five months waiting for the next Levellers gig but, as always....more 

Thursday, November 23, 2006

10 November 2006: Pro-Jekt + Neon Zoo + The Way Of All Flesh- J7 - Nott'm

Goth night; two words to fill many hearts with fear and dread but not this one. Being a huge fan of goth fifteen-odd years ago I thought this would be like a journey down a very dark and dry-ice swathed memory lane. Not...more

Thursday, November 02, 2006

27 October 2006: Ginger - Junktion 7 - Nottingham

The first support-slot was filled by New Generation Superstars. Old-school in terms of appearance – long hair, bandana, sweat bands, white...more

16 September 2006: Whole Lotta Led - Rock City - Nottingham

Tribute bands can vary wildly in terms of quality and entertainment-value so it’s normally something of a lottery when you go to see one. In the...more

08 September 2006: Bleeding Hearts - Junktion 7 - Nottingham

Stumbling into Bar 7 at sometime shortly after nine O'clock, I was stunned to find out that the doors to the upstairs venue had only just opened and...more

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

07 July 2006: Levellers - National Forest Folk Festival - Derbyshire

This is the second year running that the Levellers have played at the National Forest Folk Festival at Conkers. Last year they were electric and......more

Friday, June 16, 2006

16 June 2006: Levellers - Big Session Festival - Leicester

This is the second year running that I've been to the Oysterband's Big Session Festival in Leicester. Last year was to see Mark Chadwick and Rev Hammer...more

Monday, May 08, 2006

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

27 March 2006: Ginger & the Sonic Circus - Rescue Rooms - Nottingham

This gig was meant to be at Rock City but it appeared to have been bumped around the corner to its smaller sister-venue, The Rescue Rooms. I’m not...more

Sunday, March 26, 2006

24 March 2006: Levellers - Wulfrun Hall - Wolverhampton

As I entered the venue I was given a yellow piece of paper with the words "Welcome to the best live act this planet has ever seen"...more

Monday, March 13, 2006

27 February 2006: Capo Jr. - The Loft - Cambridge

The Loft is an upstairs bar in The Graduate, Cambridge. The stage is at the far end of the room as you walk in with the bar on the far right wall...more

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

23 February 2006: Levellers - The Opera House - Buxton

Buxton strikes me as a fairly pretty place, but this is my second visit and it is snowing again. During the gig, I note that Mark agrees with my thoughts on...more

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Fall Out Boy - University Refectory - Leeds

As the spawn of fans spilled out of Leeds Uni at 10.15pm, catching even the street sellers off guard, a passing student muttered "don't these kids knowmore

Mxpx vs The Starting Line - Academy - Manchester

Co headliners, The Starting Line, were mere toddlers when Mxpx first burst on to the punk rock scene. 15 years later and the old timers still play with themore

Friday, January 27, 2006

Tokyo Dragons - The Victoria Inn - Derby

The Victoria Inn is a nice smallish pub near the train station in Derby, with a 150 capacity back room for live music. The sort of venue that needs to be...more

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Super Nashwan - The Windmill - London

The first gig of 2006 saw me down at the Windmill for hot newcomers "Super Nashwan" largely tipped to become household names this year. For those…more