Live Review: Kate Lomas, The Grace, London, 02/10/19

Closing off 2019 in style, indie inspired electro-pop artist Kate Lomas put on a dazzling performance at The Grace in London, off the back of releasing her dreamy summer bop ‘Happy Like This’ alongside accompanying party-popping visual.

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HERE COMES SICKNESS – Mudhoney Bring Their 30th Anniversary Tour To London’s Camden Electric Ballroom

A little over a decade after punk kicked over the traces with its back to basics approach, a gaggle of lumberjack-shirted miscreants from Seattle picked up the baton and ran with it.
Reared on diet of hardcore, MC5 and The Stooges, Mudhoney were at the vanguard of the grunge revolution and their debut mini-album Superfuzz Bigmuff remains a defining document of the times.

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UP ON THE STAND – MC50 Kick Out The Jams At The Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Anniversary tours are always tricky, especially for a band with the cachet of the MC5.
Reputations can be destroyed, legacies tarnished and there’s always the risk of being accused of “selling out”. Wayne Kramer has faced such a backlash before having previously reformed the band for a one-off show in 2003 with two surviving members as part of a Levi’s ad campaign.

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MONSTER MASH – Jon Spencer and The Melvins Haunt The Camden KOKO Over Halloween

The suitably vampiric surroundings of Camden’s KOKO provides the perfect ambience for a diabolical double header, with Jon Spencer and The Melvins ghosting in for Halloween. Up…

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THE DAMNED UNITED – Scabies and Gray Back On Stage Together As Professor And The Madman Rock The 100 Club

What better venue than London’s 100 Club for the on stage revival of what many regard as the The Damned’s best ever rhythm section.

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NEAT NEAT NEAT – Punk Legends The Damned Summon Their Evil Spirits To Smash It Up At London’s Camden KOKO

The Damned’s place in history is secured as one of the triumvirate of London bands that kick-started the punk rock revolution. And yet despite being…

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WHEN LOVE RUNS HIGH – Zombies In Triumphant 50th Anniversary Performance of Odessey and Oracle

  In June 1967 five musicians went into London’s Abbey Road studios to record The Zombies‘ second album Odessey and Oracle. Though not a…

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NICE TO SEE YER! – Sleaford Mods Tie The O2 Academy Brixton Up In Nottz

For some the thought of spending 90 minutes in the company of two middle-aged blokes, armed only with a laptop and a microphone, would…

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KOOL THINGS – The Thurston Moore Group Invades A Teeming Scala’s Rock N Roll Consciousness

Having spent the first 10 minutes crushed beneath someone’s armpit in a packed and sweaty Scala, it’s painfully obvious Thurston Moore still has a massive…

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X-MACHINES – Boss Hog Turn Up The Heat At The Hackney Oslo

It’s been 17 long years since Boss Hog last had an album to tour, so Friday’s show at Hackney’s Oslo was an event not…

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A THOUSAND KISSES DEEP – Savages Captivate A Besotted O2 Academy In Black Friday Show

What better antidote to the rapacious commercialism of Black Friday than a night out in Brixton with Savages?

The O2 Academy show was the band’s biggest UK headlining performance to date and the packed house signalled that this was a band ready for the big leagues.

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SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND – The Vapors Play Triumphant London Comeback Show At Dingwalls

It’s easy to be snide and cynical about events like this – why should a bunch of so-called one-hit wonders deserve a headlining tour…

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CALIFORNIA DREAMING – Oakland’s Fantastic Negrito Rocks Bush Hall

A sultry steamy night in West London provided the perfect backdrop as Oakland’s finest Fantastic Negrito brought a touch of California to W12.

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Sleater-Kinney, Egyptian Room, Indianapolis: Live Review

Guest reviewer Rob Bohn attended Sleater-Kinney’s show at Indianapolis’ Egyptian Room, Old National Centre, on December 4.

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James Bay – Bournemouth International Centre – Live Review

Alan Ewart, from music blog, The Sound of Summer, guest blogs for us with his live review of James Bay’s show at the Bournemouth International Centre.

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