Living Colour “Vivid 30th celebration” UK tour: Northampton show review

Living Colour “Vivid 30th celebration” UK tour: Northampton show review

  On 20 July 2019, Living Colour visited Northampton during their UK tour in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Vivid. It was our first opportunity to see this legendary rock band… although Living Colour can’t be labelled so easily. Their music is a very interesting and inspiring mix of hard rock, metal, funk, even hip hop and jazz; their musical expression is so rich and their songwriting utterly clever and thoughtful. They have been…

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Men At Work + Lene Lovich Band @ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, 21 June 2019 – show review

Men At Work + Lene Lovich Band @ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, 21 June 2019 – show review

  On Friday, 21st June, we went to O2 Shepard’s Bush Empire to see the long overdue live show by Aussie legends Men At Work, supported by the apparently immortal Lene Lovich and her Lene Lovich Band. As usual, the audience demographic was more suited for some more formal occasion, but these kinds of shows have a tendency to bring out fountains of youth and euphoria in an otherwise more serene crowd. At 8 sharp,…

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Howard Jones “Transform 35 Anniversary Tour”: The London Palladium show review

Howard Jones “Transform 35 Anniversary Tour”: The London Palladium show review

  We started our long weekend at The London Palladium, where Howard Jones stopped on his Transform 35th Anniversary World Tour, supported by China Crisis. This tour covers Howard’s latest album Transform, released on May 10th, as well as a retrospective of his 35-year career so far. The audience for this type of event is usually on the older side; although this one was no exception, there were also some younglings accompanying their parents. We…

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Interview with Matt Hart

Interview with Matt Hart

  Matt Hart is a multi-talented UK electronic/industrial music artist. He has been writing music under his own name for about 15 years, while playing guitar and bass with London industrialist CONCRETE LUNG and DJing at Slimelight. After the release of the back catalogue Anthology of Corrosion in 2017, he continues to write new material and performs a number of shows. 1. Your biography is quite impressive. You play violin, viola, and trumpet and you…

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Suede, April 2019 UK tour: Southampton performance at O2 Guildhall Southampton on 27 April

Suede, April 2019 UK tour: Southampton performance at O2 Guildhall Southampton on 27 April

  On 27nd April we had the opportunity to see Suede live for the second time, this time in Southampton. It was the night of Suede special treats for the fans and loving audience. Suede’s music has always been a great inspiration in my life and I am sure I am not speaking only for myself. Unlike so many people who saw them live over the years, my first real opportunity to see the great…

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Leaether Strip @ O2 Academy Islington, London, 02/12/2018 – review

Leaether Strip @ O2 Academy Islington, London, 02/12/2018 – review

  On Sunday we went to O2 Academy in Islington to round up a quite eventful weekend of live performances in London with the final show of Leaether Strip’s, celebratory, 30th anniversary UK tour. The London gig was supported by Machine Rox, My Hysteria and Mechanical Cabaret who all did an excellent job of warming up the crowd, which was, quite possibly, larger than expected after all the drama of And One cancellation. Even before…

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Ministry @ O2 Forum Kentish Town, London, July 21st, 2018 – review

Ministry @ O2 Forum Kentish Town, London, July 21st, 2018 – review

  On July 21st we went to O2 Forum in Kentish Town where Ministry promoted their current album AmeriKKKant. After the opening act left the stage, the crew started preparing the stage for the main event, placing two white balloon chickens with Trump-like tops and crossed swastika signs on the front corners of the stage, thus setting the tone of the evening. Although shows from bands with long careers generally attract middle-aged crowds, which also…

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26th Wave-Gotik-Treffen; Leipzig, Germany, 2-5 June 2017 – festival review

26th Wave-Gotik-Treffen; Leipzig, Germany, 2-5 June 2017 – festival review

  Wave Gotik Treffen is undoubtedly the largest, as well as one of the oldest, Goth festivals in the world. We visited Leipzig, Germany, to participate in its 26th incarnation from 2nd to 5th June 2017. One of the key features of WGT, the one that makes it so different from the other festivals, is that it is a citywide event where concerts, exhibitions and various other events happen in all parts of the city,…

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Leaether Strip “AEDM: My Depeche Mode Covers” – album review

Leaether Strip “AEDM: My Depeche Mode Covers” – album review

  There are things in this world that occur every 4 years, like Leap Years, Olympics and new Depeche Mode releases. Lately, Claus Larsen, aka Leaether Strip, has been releasing several DM covers simultaneously with Depeche Mode; this year he decided to release them through his bandcamp as the collection AEDM: My Depeche Mode Covers. While with standard hard and fast Leaether Strip music you would expect “People Are People”, “Masters and Servants” or other…

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Transponder – “Hammer and Anvil” album review

Transponder – “Hammer and Anvil” album review

  A couple of weeks ago, we received the new release from Transponder, titled Hammer and Anvil. For those who don’t know, Transponder is the new project by Freund 424 of now, as it seems defunct, Rhesus Factor and Hanz Acid. This is a 2 CD release with 31 songs in total of old school, mostly EBM, goodness, although there are several New Beat songs there as well. The first CD mostly consists of cover…

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