Live Review

Live Review: Rouge @Underbelly, London

The Spiegeltent is an institution. The travelling home of some of the world’s most unique circus, comedy and dance acts- the central stage, mirrored ceiling and cosy booths are what cabaret entertaining is made for.

Adia Victoria: Comfortably Haunting

In the darkest of venues, Adia Victoria introduces Horrible Weather, “This next song is about toxic relationships”. The pianos starts in with simpler chords that work to resonate the journey of a rugged, southern soul better than the studio release

Live Review: Tanya Donelly & Throwing Muses

Norwich Waterfront

This is a tour made in musical heaven, Tanya was a co-founding member of Throwing Muses way back in 1981 in Newport, Rhode Island and ever since their musical paths them have always kept close, perhaps not surprising as Kristin and Tanya are also half-sisters.

Damien Jurado – St Pancras Old Church, London

Performing at the uniquely intimate surroundings of St Pancras Old Church it takes Damien Jurado a good 5 or 6 songs before he speaks a word directly to the small, but perfectly formed audience gathered here tonight.

Live Review: 30 Seconds To Mars – O2 Arena

You Me At Six hide any hint of their pop punk past with a more adult set. The Surrey five piece have come a long way from their All Time Low wannabe first album, frontman Josh Franceschi shows more confidence than ever before.

Roger Waters – The Wall: Wembley Stadium 2013

Today’s re-imagining of ‘The Wall’ by it’s protagonist and creator, Roger Waters is a completely different beast. The original 1979 concept was based mainly around the whimsical dilemmas faced by your average millionaire rockstar, in 2013 ‘The Wall’ has matured into a fully blown anti-war statement that embraces the entire world.

Live Review – Tame Impala – The Picture House, Edinburgh

In the midst of the chaotic onslaught that is the Edinburgh Fringe, the idea of finding space to slow down and detach is difficult enough in the quietest corner of the capital’s taverns, let alone amongst several hundred revellers packed into a sold out gig.

Reading 2013 Festival Preview

By the time we get to August we’re on the home straight as far as festivals in the UK are concerned. There is though, still one big one lurking around the corner. In the past Reading was always regarded as the ‘rock’ festival in the country, but recently the festival has diversified themselves in to more expansive genres of music.