The Cult / Prayers / Zola Jesus / VOWWS at Greek Theatre Los Angeles, CA June 15, 2019

The Cult / Prayers / Zola Jesus / VOWWS at Greek Theatre Los Angeles, CA June 15, 2019

  “There’s nothing like live rock n’ roll,” mused Ian Astbury to a rapt audience under the full moon at Greek Theatre last weekend; wise words indeed from a leading expert. The charismatic frontman of 80s goth rockers The Cult was in top form for a perfect night of smash hit after deep cut, kicking things off with “Sun King” and “New York City” off their 1989 release Sonic Temple. Astbury strutted around the stage…

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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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My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult / Curse Mackey June 13, 2019 at 1720 in Los Angeles, CA – show review

My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult / Curse Mackey  June 13, 2019 at 1720 in Los Angeles, CA – show review

  Everybody’s favorite Kult has done it again with their latest release, In The House Of Strange Affairs, an appropriately sleazy and campy chapter in the noir-meets-psychedelic-industrial-disco chronicles of My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult. They were joined on this tour with the multi-talented Curse Mackey, who has just released his first solo album, Instant Exorcism. A Pigface veteran who stormed the industrial scene in the 90s with his dark and gritty band Evil…

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VOWWS @ The Dev Camden, London, 30 May – show review

VOWWS @ The Dev Camden, London, 30 May – show review

  On 30 May, The Dev Camden hosted one of the most exciting new acts we could’ve possibly wished to see in London. VOWWS embarked on their first European tour in May, starting said tour in Belgium on 15 May and ending with their performance at WGT Festival in Leipzig on 9 June. This fairly young band from LA caught my attention a few years ago, after hearing their single “Losing Myself In You” which…

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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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Patrick Duff @ Bristol Folk House, Bristol, 17 May 2019 – review

Patrick Duff @ Bristol Folk House, Bristol, 17 May 2019 – review

  Patrick Duff has always been one of my favourite songwriters, and a great influence to my own creative mind. Unfortunately, I missed every chance to see Strangelove live because I didn’t live in the UK until 2014, but despite that, my love for their and Patrick’s work has always stayed strong. That’s why, when I saw Patrick had announced a show with a band in Bristol, I knew I had to take this opportunity…

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Vans Presents Industrial Accident: The Story Of Wax Trax Records With Exclusive Set By Ministry/Cold Cave @ Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles, 23 April – review

Vans Presents Industrial Accident: The Story Of Wax Trax Records With Exclusive Set By Ministry/Cold Cave @ Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles, 23 April – review

  Whether you dug through the crates or slam-danced in the pit at a RevCo show, chances are if you lived in Chicago in the 80s and early 90s, you set foot in the legendary Wax Trax! store. Founded first as a record store in 1975 and then established as a label in 1980 by the industrial scene’s favorite power couple Jim Nash and Dannie Flesher, the Wax Trax store and label created a seismic…

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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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Mortiis @ Lodge Room, Highland Park, Los Angeles, April 7th 2019 – review

Mortiis @ Lodge Room, Highland Park, Los Angeles, April 7th 2019 – review

  The genre-defying Mortiis has an impressively broad catalog of albums, ranging in styles from metal to ambient. At The Lodge in Los Angeles on Sunday April 7, he played a solo set of exclusively Era I material. Openers Wilshire Corridor and Minor Conquest were a compelling addition to the lineup. Solo artist Minor Conquest started the set, lurking in the shadows of his synths in sunglasses and creating a commanding presence with ethereal sounds….

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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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