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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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Nitro Circus ‘You Got This’ Live Tour – Manchester Arena – 22/11/18

Nitro Circus ‘You Got This’ Live Tour – Manchester Arena – 22/11/18

Richard J Hyslop November 28, 2018 0

Nitro Circus ‘You Got This’ Live Tour – Manchester Arena – 22/11/18 The brainchild of Freestyle Motocross legend Travis Pastrana ‘Nitro Circus Live’ returned to the UK shores this month with 5 dates, nearly

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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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Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Zebrahead and Suburban Legends! – Manchester Ritz – 14/11/2018

Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Zebrahead and Suburban Legends! – Manchester Ritz – 14/11/2018

Richard J Hyslop November 25, 2018 0

Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Zebrahead and Suburban Legends performing at the Manchester 02 Ritz – 14/11/2018 For what feels like the millionth time in my life, I caught LTJ, RBF, Zebrahead and the

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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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Sonar – Live At Moods – improvising progressive jazz album impresses

Sonar – Live At Moods – improvising progressive jazz album impresses

Ross McGibbon November 15, 2018 0

7D MEDIA        16th November 2018 I’m fond of live albums. They give a band a chance to show its chemistry without the temptation to burnish the rough edges (though some can’t help themselves…). This set

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HENGE – UK tour preview

HENGE – UK tour preview

Ross McGibbon November 15, 2018 0

Many great musicians have come from outer space; not least Sun Ra and most of George Clinton’s Funkadelic. We’ve just stumbled across Henge, who bring an extra-terrestial perspective to music. Not only does their

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