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AAA Music | 3 May 2016

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Deafheaven – Live @ Musik & Frieden Berlin

4 April 2016 |

Thursday 24th March, Berlin

Hipster Metal, Emo Black Metal and, my new favourite, Backgaze… these are just three of the derogatory terms whipped up by supposed metal ‘purists’ to demean the critically adored sound of California’s Deafheaven. Yes, the … Read More

Jim Beam Homegrown 2016 – Live Review

4 April 2016 |

Saturday 2nd April, New Zealand Waking up and hearing absolutely drilling rain isn’t the lift off you wish for on festival day, but for Homegrown on the 2nd April, that’s exactly what we were faced with. The annual event takes over … Read More

Glen Hansard – Live @ The London Palladium

24 March 2016 |

Wednesday 16th March, London

Glen Hansard, the warm and versatile Irish singer and guitarist from Dublin rock band The Frames, is also half of folk rock duo The Swell Season with ONCE star Markéta Irglová. As an actor, he appeared … Read More

The 1975 – Live @ O2 Apollo Manchester

22 March 2016 |

Tuesday 15th March, Manchester

Having never seen tonight’s headliner in a live setting I was very excited. This was the last of four consecutive nights that The 1975 were performing at the venue, so expectation was undeniably high. The venue was packed out, … Read More

Afro Celt Sound System – Live @ Islington Assembly Hall

16 March 2016 |

Saturday 12th March, London

The exhilarating band Afro Celt Sound System, formed in 1995 by producer-guitarist Simon Emmerson, continues to fuse European contemporary electronic dance with traditional Irish and West African music. Their adventurous 1996 debut Volume 1 was a … Read More

GoGo Penguin – Live @ Village Underground

3 March 2016 |

Thursday 25th February, London

The impressive avant-garde trio GoGo Penguin, from Manchester, comprises Chris Illingworth (piano), Nick Blacka (bass) and Rob Turner (drums). They adventurously mix scattered percussion, powerful bass lines and catchy piano melodies and are influenced by John … Read More

Claire Martin & Joe Stilgoe – Live @ St. James Theatre

25 February 2016 |

Sunday 21st February, London

The extremely gifted jazz singer and BBC Radio 3 presenter Claire Martin, O.B.E., has spent decades perfecting her performances, producing 18 albums and achieving international critical acclaim. Amazingly she’s won the British Jazz Awards seven … Read More

Terakaft – Live @ Rich Mix

23 February 2016 |

Thursday 18th February, London

Terakaft’s initially postponed show at Rich Mix had them finally perform last Thursday to a crowd so mixed in demographics as to nearly reflect London’s diversity itself. The varied lot of colours, ages and creeds … Read More

Maribou State – Live @ KOKO

19 February 2016 |

Wednesday 17th February, London

On Wednesday English electronic duo Maribou State graced KOKO, one of London’s historic music venues, for a sold-out live show.

The duo have taken the globe by storm touring the US in December, Europe in October, … Read More

City And Colour – Live @ Huxleys Neue Welt Berlin

18 February 2016 |

Wednesday 10th February, Berlin

Dallas Green’s journey from the aggressive post-hardcore of Alexisonfire to the blues and alt-country of his more recent City and Colour output has, rather surprisingly, felt seamless – at least musically. Fans of Canada’s Alexisonfire, … Read More