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The Residents – live in Manchester – bluffing buffers or ageing artists?

The Residents – live in Manchester – bluffing buffers or ageing artists?

Ross McGibbon February 6, 2019 2

Live at Gorilla, Manchester 5th Feb, 2019 There is nothing not to love about a band as wilful and individual as The Residents. Their idiosyncratic approach to material, composition and performance means many great

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Messthetics – Burning it down at the Brudenell Social Club

Messthetics – Burning it down at the Brudenell Social Club

Ross McGibbon January 31, 2019 1

Live at the Brudenell Social Club, Leeds 30th Jan 2019 This gig ends almost perfectly with Black Satin from Miles Davis’ 1975 On The Corner. Anthony Pirog picks up the hypnotic and infuriating trumpet

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Reza Yazdani, an Iranian rock star, performed a special 20 year anniversary concert in Tehran

Reza Yazdani, an Iranian rock star, performed a special 20 year anniversary concert in Tehran

Sahar Ajdamsani January 16, 2019 0

Reza Yazdani, one of the most prominent Iranian rock stars, staged a special concert of “20-years with Reza Yazdani” on Friday December 14 with a unique performance at the Milad Tower in Tehran. Reza

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James and The Charlatans – Manchester Arena – 08/12/18

James and The Charlatans – Manchester Arena – 08/12/18

Richard J Hyslop December 11, 2018 0

On a cold December evening, James and The Charlatans, two of the Norths key 90’s indie bands joined forces for a big show at the Manchester Arena. There’s an electric atmosphere in the arena

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Peter Murphy & David J – undead, undead, undead in Leeds

Peter Murphy & David J – undead, undead, undead in Leeds

Ross McGibbon December 10, 2018 0

Peter Murphy and David J    –    Live at Leeds Beckett’s           8th December 2018 Tonight it’s nice not to be the oldest one in the crowd. The sold-out venue

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Hinds – Spanish Bombs fall on Leeds

Hinds – Spanish Bombs fall on Leeds

Ross McGibbon November 30, 2018 0

Live at The Church, Leeds 29th November 2018 The Church, up by Leeds University was bursting tonight, packed with an overwhelmingly young and female audience, ready for a good time and there was some

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The Tea Street Band – Strictly Come Dance any way you want

The Tea Street Band – Strictly Come Dance any way you want

Ross McGibbon November 27, 2018 0

Live at The Fox and Newt, Leeds 24th November, 2018 Not knowing the history of the band, I wasn’t prepared for the special Saturday night atmosphere. Mostly made up of ex-members of early-noughties Liverpool

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Henge – Cosmic Dross goes Rave

Henge – Cosmic Dross goes Rave

Ross McGibbon November 24, 2018 0

Live at Leeds Hi-Fi Club 22nd November 2018 That was a fun night – the energy breaking the venue curfew and too good natured to be stopped. Ninety minutes of inspired craziness. We were

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The Americans – classic Americana from a band in love with their sources

The Americans – classic Americana from a band in love with their sources

Ross McGibbon November 19, 2018 0

Live at Leeds Irish Centre 14th November, 2018 “Brilliant”, said a voice behind me and, in front of St Paul & The Broken Bones’ crowd, The Americans had gone down well and won new

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The Sheepdogs round ‘em up in Leeds

The Sheepdogs round ‘em up in Leeds

Ross McGibbon November 1, 2018 0

Live at the Brudenell Social Club 30th October 2018 Warning: this band strangles guitars. But they do it with a smile on their faces. Tonight’s hour and a half was an effortlessly polished demonstration of

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