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Latitude 2014 – Live Review + Photos

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Thursday 17th – Sunday 20th July, Suffolk Latitude is much more than simply a music festival; it’s a feast of the arts in which you can indulge yourself whatever your age. There is a seemingly endless supply of magnificent entertainment on show, no matter what you’re hoping to fill your senses with. For me, it [...]

A CHAT WITH: KIM SHATTUCK (THE MUFFS)

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The Muffs’ front-woman Kim Shattuck has been part of the US alt-rock scene since the ’80s, initially achieving underground fame via the all-female rock group The Pandoras. Those not familiar with The Muffs or The Pandoras might recognise Kim Shattuck’s name regardless, from her controversially short-lived time with Pixies – she replaced Kim Deal on [...]

Chance The Rapper – Live @ The Forum

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Tuesday 15th July, London Chance The Rapper, aka Chancelor Bennett, concluded his 2014 European tour at The Forum in Kentish Town. He and his four-piece band had sufficient talent to enchant the 2000 strong, sold-out venue. Only the second time Chance The Rapper has blessed London with a solo show, I can honestly say he was extraordinary. [...]

Black Sabbath – Live @ BST Hyde Park

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Friday 4th July, London Hyde Park, as a venue for live music, has suffered a bit of an unfair hammering in the music press these past few years. It’s had to juggle relentless anti-concert campaigning from local residents with complaints from music fans of poor sound, early curfews and, more recently, unimaginative lineups and dwindling [...]

Calling Festival 2014 – Live Review

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Saturday 28th – Sunday 29th June, London One of the many things I had on my bucket list was to see Aerosmith play live. Call me a cynic, but (given their age) I had mostly given up on being able to fulfill that wish. However, when the chance came about for me to review a [...]

Camden Crawl 2014 – Live Review

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Friday 20th – Saturday 21st June, London Friday Cymbals are the first band I have the pleasure of viewing live at the Camden Town Brewery, their first show of two for the weekend. Live, the bass is heavier and each layer of their music has such clarity that the synths, keyboards, guitars and drums can [...]

COMPETITION: WIN A Pair Of Tickets To V Festival…

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V Festival Is Back this summer: Fancy seeing the likes of Justin Timberlake, The Killers, Ed Sheeran, Elbow, Paulo Nutini, Lilly Allen and Rudimental for FREE?  For your chance to WIN a pair of tickets to V Festival, sponsored by Virgin Media,  (you can choose from either the Chelmsford or Staffordshire location), all you need to do is: Email [...]

Trentemøller – Live @ Royal Festival Hall

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The Dane’s progression from minimal techno bedroom producer to full-blown rock entity has been covered to death – he was incorrectly pigeonholed as a techno DJ and has always been about full band dynamics, got it? – but witnessing Anders Trentemøller’s live show is very different to listening to his recorded productions. On record, the [...]

Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra – Live @ St. Barnabas

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Monday 16th June, London Tonight’s concert was as much about the venue as it was the music. The House Of St. Barnabas’ chapel is hands down the most beautifully ornate and peacefully intimate venue I’ve ever had the pleasure of witnessing live music in; the perfect place to host the launch party of Matthew Halsall’s [...]

DJ Shadow + James Lavelle – Live @ Area

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Saturday 14th June, London Of all of James Lavelle’s Meltdown activity, this event is the one that had those who actually knew of Lavelle foaming at mouth. It’s no secret that much of Englishman Lavelle’s success, both as the founder of the sorely missed cult UK label Mo’ Wax and as an artist with UNKLE, was [...]