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AAA Music | 2 July 2016

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Let It Be – Live @ The New Theatre

23 June 2016 |

Monday 20th June, Oxford

The iconic and hugely influential band The Beatles sold more singles worldwide than any other band. Internationally known for their colour and charisma as a quartet, they won an Oscar, 10 Grammy Awards and numerous Ivor … Read More

Common People 2016 – Festival Review + Photos

17 June 2016 |

Saturday 28th – Sunday 29th May, Oxford

They say you never forget your first time… and by the gods, I will always remember Common People Oxford 2016. Bit of a mouthful, mind!

So, our long time good buddies who brought us … Read More

Slam Dunk 2016 – Festival Review + Photos

17 June 2016 |

Sunday 29th May, Birmingham 

Having attended past Slam Dunk Festival events, this year was a new adventure after finding the event the year prior to be, well, quite exhausting, as the site in my opinion was too spread out, but … Read More

Let’s Eat Grandma – Live @ Electrowerkz

17 June 2016 |

Wednesday 1st June, London

The dingy backdrop of Electrowerkz suits the mood perfectly, as Fifi Rong and her band warm up the crowd. The mood is muted and her voice drips with a fragility which seduces and lures you … Read More

The Joy Formidable – Live @ OPEN Norwich

25 May 2016 |

Wednesday 18th May, Norwich

Last time I saw Welsh trio The Joy Formidable, I thought they were on the verge of something huge and would soon be doing the stadium rock arena thing. How refreshing it is, then, that they … Read More

Magnum – Live @ Norwich Waterfront

25 May 2016 |

Monday 16th May, Norwich

The queue outside the Waterfront in Norwich consisted of mainly 50s/60s aged guys. Obviously, when I last saw Magnum back in the Mid-Eighties the crowd was thirty years younger. Inside the venue it was as if … Read More

GoGo Penguin – Live @ KOKO

9 May 2016 |

Thursday 5th May, London

The only traditional thing about Chris Illingworth (pianist), Nick Blacka (bassist) and Rob Turner (drummer) is their piano-trio composition. Manchester’s Jazz piece skillfully blend several genres to create something entirely unique. An addictive cocktail of … Read More

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