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Culture Club

Heaven, London
Culture Club revisited the scene of their inaugural London gig in 1982 last night for their first reunion in twelve years. Heaven nightclub Read more...

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Mamas Gun

Under The Bridge, Stamford Bridge, London
Friday 17th: for superstitious people it’s an ill-fated day somewhere in the world, a fortunate day in the UK. Still fresh from their recent third album release Read more...



Camden Roundhouse
American rockers return to the capital. Where is the best place to be located for a gig? I remember being 16 at my first ‘rock’ gig, (Yellowcard, since you ask)... Read more...


Ed Sheeran

The O2 Arena, London
Last Wednesday, I have had the immense luck and pleasure to see Ed Sheeran at the O2 arena for his last London gig. Just two years after seeing him at the Hamme... Read more...

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Grainne Duffy

The Edinburgh Blues Club
Hailing from Co. Monaghan in Ireland, Gráinne Duffy is one of those rare talents that, once you’ve heard and saw them perform, is impossible to forget! Read more...


Buzzcocks, The Dollyrots

Institute, Birmingham
Very few British bands have managed such a successful run of singles as Buzzcocks did between 1977 and 1981 that still have the same appeal Read more...


Wille & The Bandits

The Talking Heads Southampton
Three cracking bands in one night at The Talking Heads in Southampton, headlined by a brilliant set by Wille & The Bandits. Read more...


Vincent Lyn, Wouter Kellerman and David Longoria

Carnegie Hall, New York
When one plays Carnegie Hall, one brings their A game. That is very much what I experienced on Saturday night as performers from South Africa Read more...


Ed Sheeran

iTunes Festival, Camden Roundhouse
After seeing Ed at two previous iTunes Festival's, my excitement at seeing him again this year was paramount! He is one artist who will always exceed your expec... Read more...


Kylie Minogue

iTunes Festival, Camden Roundhouse
With her twelve-date UK tour, 'Kiss Me Once', already underway, Kylie took some time out to perform at this year's iTunes Festival at Camden's Roundhouse. Read more...


The Subways

Dingwalls, Camden
Oh Yeah’ kicked off the album launch party gig at Dingwalls and two minutes in it already feels like the middle of the set. Read more...


Dimensions Festival

Fort Punta, Christo, Croatia
Dimensions is a festival that embraces you with warmth and bright sun, drowns you in bass and pink cider and entices you not only with Read more...


Ryan Adams, First Aid Kit

iTunes Festival, Camden Roundhouse
Wearing glittery outfits, playing harmoniously somber tunes it could only be First Aid Kit on the Roundhouse stage opening up for Ryan Adams. Read more...


Gavin DeGraw

London Forum, Amsterdam Heineken Music Hall
American singer plays to contrasting crowds in London and Amsterdam. Read more...


Gregory Porter

iTunes Festival, Camden Roundhouse
Thursday night at the itunes festival saw Gregory Porter and his band charm the entire circumference of the roundhouse with their skilled, soulful jazz. Read more...


Seventh Wonder: The Fleetwood Mac Experience

The Palms - Crown Melbourne
Seventh Wonder: The Fleetwood Mac Experience took audiences members at The Palms at Crown on a journey back to the 1970's with timeless Fleetwood Mac classics i... Read more...


Lauren Shera, Like Swimming

The Social, London
'Come to our label showcase at the Social'. Ugh, must I? Monday night, what to expect: another evening tolerating identikit indie heroes Read more...

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Danny Bryant

The Borderline
... mentoring from the likes of Walter Trout and Hubert Sumlin have had an effect and at London’s Borderline on Friday night he absolutely killed it with a set ... Read more...


Dog Fashion Disco

Camden Barfly
The experimental US metal band play their first UK shows across three nights at Camden Barfly. Music News was there all weekend... Read more...


Virgil and the Accelerators

Tropic at Ruislip
The Tropic was pretty well packed out for the visit of Virgil and the Accelerators – their first show at the venue and from the crowd reaction it will not be th... Read more...


The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart

Hoxton Bar & Grill, London
Kip Berman strutted onto the stage with his acoustic guitar and gently eased us into ‘Art Smock’ as the small but perfectly formed Hoxton Bar & Grill crowd yelp... Read more...



iTunes Festival, Camden Roundhouse
It’s always a pleasure coming to the iTunes Festival here at the Roundhouse, a great atmosphere always assured and tonight’s main act a veritable music icon. Read more...


Johnny WInter - Final performance

Cahors Blues Festival, France
Johnny Winter was simply one of those guys who was always fixin' to die. A legendary figure, with a legendary appetite for everything dangerous Read more...


Brownstock Festival

Morris Farm, Essex
The sun was undecided on the Sunday of Brownstock Festival coming and going with a rhythmic regularity but importantly never threatening rain. Read more...


Rewind Festival

Temple Island Meadows, Henley-On-Thames
80s FESTIVAL Rewind went off with a boom this weekend – and it wasn’t just the fireworks – it was the Boomtown Rat himself, Sir Bob Geldof. Read more...


The Relentless Stage

Leeds Festival 2014
Leeds Festival 2014 had a line-up to boot this year, so we pulled on our wellies and made our way up north to check it all out! Read more...


Boomtown Festival 2014

Matterly Bowl, Near Winchester, Hampshire
Utter madness... in a good way... Boomtown fair was the ultimate escape for those who love a good old fashioned rave! In the rain. Read more...


Sunflowerfest 2014

Tubby's Farm, Hillsborough, Co Down, Northern Ireland
Sunflowerfest is a weekend festival of music, arts and entertainment that takes place on a farm a dozen or so miles from Belfast. Read more...


Red Bull Music Academy 2014

Notting Hill Carnival
The spirit of Carnival charged full throttle through the crowd under the Westway, defying the rain-soaked pavements and sombre skies to bring the heat for the R... Read more...


Cambridge Folk Festival

Cherry Hinton Hall, Cambridge
Twenty five years on from my first Cambridge Folk Festival and twenty two since my last, I thought that their 50th anniversary Read more...

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