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Rolo Tomassi, The Cockpit, Leeds

Rolo Tomassi, The Cockpit, Leeds

Harry Owen October 25, 2012 0

There’s still no-one like Rolo. Plenty of noisy, screamy bands (viz the hypnotically-haired Belgian band, Oathbreaker, supporting tonight) but the dynamics of Rolo Tomassi make for a uniquely restless and enthralling ride. From the

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I Like Trains, Leeds Museum, Leeds

I Like Trains, Leeds Museum, Leeds

Harry Owen October 13, 2012 0

I Like Trains @ Leeds Museum 13.10.12 www.vanguard-online.co.uk I Like Trains have never been run of the mill and tonight they redoubled their efforts. Setting the gig in the city museum, using four screens

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The Undertones, The Cockpit, Leeds

The Undertones, The Cockpit, Leeds

Harry Owen December 9, 2011 0

It’s the audience that makes a gig and tonight’s was warm hearted and in love with the band. These “we play the album” gigs are a worry – for lesser bands, it’s the chance

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Fish, The Duchess, York

Harry Owen December 7, 2011 0

I’d kind of forgotten about Fish having seen him a couple of times in Leeds in the late eighties / early nineties. I had a great bootleg from the 1991 tour ‘There’s A Guy

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Danny & the Champions of the World, The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

Danny & the Champions of the World, The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

Harry Owen September 27, 2011 0

It’s a number of years since I visited the cracking little venue known as the Brudenell Social Club, so I was looking forward to this gig by Danny George Wilson and his cohorts. It’s

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Peter Doherty, The Barbican, York

Peter Doherty, The Barbican, York

Harry Owen September 22, 2011 0

Prior to coming to this gig, I held a straw poll through Facebook and Twitter to get an idea of how popular Pete(r) Doherty is these days. The consensus was very one-sided; The Libertines

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Gary Numan, O2 Academy, Leeds

Gary Numan, O2 Academy, Leeds

Harry Owen September 19, 2011 0

I remember buying Are Friends Electric because (callow youth that I was) I’d never heard anything with that sound before. The gothy dirge wore thin after it was played to death on the radio

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Duke Special, The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

Duke Special, The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

Harry Owen September 6, 2011 0

“Love is hard to do”, sings the Duke, with an Irish elongation to the doooo. Half the audience’s hearts declare him wrong and the front row drool slowly on the floor. He’s got a

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Funeral For a Friend, The Grove Tavern, London

Funeral For a Friend, The Grove Tavern, London

Harry Owen April 8, 2011 0

I was personally incredibly happy that the venue of the gig changed to The Grove Tavern. This is a more intimate venue, well obviously, it’s a pub and was jam packed with loyal FFAF

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Chrome Hoof, The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

Chrome Hoof, The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

Harry Owen May 29, 2010 0

Chrome Hoof were supported by Leeds’ Chickenhawk. Their relentless intense hammering and rising noise with serious but unintelligible vocals melts hearts and wins with a body-shaking rocking back and forth blast of noise.  

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