Category: Live

The Flame: Flamenco Infused-Jazz – Live @ Cornelia Street Café

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Saturday 20th September, New York The Flame is the first jazz-flamenco festival in the United-States, and it was launched this year under the sponsorship of the Spanish Consulate in NYC and Cornelia Street Café. Spanish vocalist Rebeca Vallejo’s relationship with the Spanish Consulate has allowed the idea of this original cultural event to come to life. The founder, [...]

Modern Baseball – Live @ Sound Control

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Thursday 25th September, Manchester September is always a busy month for events and Manchester seems to be on a roll with how many great gigs have been coming to town. Whether these are student themed nights, alt-rock, dance or punk, there’s something for everyone and just by looking around you can see the city is [...]

Roger McGuinn – Live @ Cadogan Hall

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Friday 26th September, London Roger McGuinn, the former front man and founding member of the seminal 60s band The Byrds, is legendary. He helped create a new folk rock sound that defined an era and his huge back catalogue has influenced decades of musicians since. The Byrds were sometimes referred to as the ‘American Beatles’. [...]

Dark Sky – Live @ Red Gallery

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Tuesday 23rd September, London It’s hard to believe that this is Dark Sky’s debut album launch. The London trio have steadily released music since their inception in 2009, but only in the form of singles and EPs. Finally, their first full length is upon us and, judging by some of the early reviews, Imagin – [...]

Joan Baez – Live @ The Royal Festival Hall

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Sunday 21st September, London “An Evening With Joan Baez”, as tonight’s performance was titled, was an evening with the recent history of popular music. It was like travelling through the recent past of folk, to unearth and discover or rediscover it little by little, thanks to the talent of one of its brightest protagonists. The Queen of [...]

Me Vs Hero + ROAM – Live @ Sound Control

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Friday 19th September, Manchester Pop punk, as a genre, has grown exponentially since the pioneers of its early inception in the 1970s, with added dashes of abrasiveness and lighter upbeat tones; the genre has never quite left our speakers, but it has changed a lot. Lately, the genre has gone through what could be described as [...]

Beartooth – Live @ O2 Academy 3 Birmingham

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Wednesday 17th September, Birmingham On their first headlining tour of Europe, Beartooth truly showed what they’re made of – with former Attack Attack! member Caleb Shomo leading the pack, they are a force to be reckoned with. Kicking the tour off in style the previous night in London to a sold-out show, Birmingham really had to [...]

A Time And Place: Musical Meditations On WWI – Live @ The Barbican

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Thursday 18th September, London As soon as you set foot in the Barbican Hall, the time became dilated; it was significantly slowed down. Even before you ended up sitting in your seat, you were already accommodated by a rural scenic design: fields, trees in the distance, high clouds; you could also hear the voice of a [...]

Jon Hopkins – Live @ The Royal Festival Hall

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Friday 19th September, London I didn’t know what to expect, having never been to see a contemporary performance at The Royal Festival Hall.  It’s fair to say, I was blown away. Jon Hopkins had an impressive introduction to the world of music.  He played keys for Imogen Heap during her 1998 tour, has been heavily [...]

Owls – Live @ The Deaf Institute

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Thursday 18th September, Manchester For a second night in a row I was graced by the luxury of enjoying this lovely venue. Despite its past, there is a particular character – a kind that radiates style, embellished by its objects which are adorned above the bar of the concert hall and patterned wall paper surrounding [...]