Robert J Hunter Band & Sari Schorr Live at the Raven Rooms Corby May12

Robert J Hunter Band & Sari Schorr Live at th...

Robert J Hunter Band & Sari Schorr Live at the Raven Rooms Corby Having recently seen and reviewed Sari at HRH Blues I was excited to see her again in a more relaxed venue. The Raven Rooms was originally a ballroom and is perfect suroundings for a blues gig.   Supporting tonight was the Robert J Hunter Band, a London 3 piece but originally from the Channel Islands. They play what I like to call dirty blues, that laid back sound; but can also rock it up as well. Robert himself has the gravelly voice perfect for this style and along with his impressive guitar work entertained the crowd with songs from his recently released self titled...

Skindred @ 02 Academy, Glasgow May02

Skindred @ 02 Academy, Glasgow

Skindred @ 02 Academy, Glasgow Skindred hit Glasgow and some big tings are in store. We have two support bands tonight and first up are the brilliant Danko Jones. The Canadian three piece were on fire tonight, they brought their brand of catchy ass kicking rock and their A game. I have missed the band live to date but love everything recorded but live they definitely crank it up to a whole new level. They opened with “I Gotta Rock” and went straight for the jugular with old and new fans. “Sugar Chocolate” is up next and it is full throttle as Danko slithers and delivers the song title for all. His cheeky smile tells a story all on its own....

HRH Blues IV O2 academy Sheffield Day Two 15/04/18 Apr21

HRH Blues IV O2 academy Sheffield Day Two 15/04/18

HRH Blues IV O2 academy Sheffield Day Two 15/04/18 Once again the lucky ones were seeing some unplugged acts in stage 2 before the full sets, today’s acts were Catfish, Black Thunder Review, and Big Canyon. I had heard about Catfish and was looking forward to seeing them perform: I wasn’t disappointed. Young Matt can play an acoustic like an electric, and his skills were on show for this short set. I wasn’t going to miss their main stage performance. Black Thunder Review are lLocal Sheffield lads originally called Socrates Johnson but after a number of line up changes they settled on the Black Thunder name. Their influences range from...

HRH Blues 4, O2 Academy Sheffield 14th &15th April 2018 . Apr20

HRH Blues 4, O2 Academy Sheffield 14th &15th ...

  HRH Blues 4, O2 Academy Sheffield 14th &15th April 2018 . Welcome back to the steel city for the 4th HRH Blues: a weekend to see some of the legends of blues and many young and new and upcoming acts. Once again Royalty and VIP punters were going to get a short unplugged session on stage 2, but this time over two days. The bands on this Saturday afternoon were: 12.00 The Della Grants, 12.30 Brian Rawson Band, 1.00 Jim Kirkpatrick Heavy Weather and 1.30 The Rain breakers. I enjoyed the Della Grants set and at 1pm they were playing a full set on main stage so off I went. Day One main stage The Della Grants. Having seen them kick off...

Beth Hart, Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham Apr18

Beth Hart, Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

  Beth Hart, Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham   Beth Hart, Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham ‹ › × × Previous Next Flickr Album Gallery Powered By: Weblizar   This show I have waited a lifetime for. For whatever reason I have always missed Beth Hart in Glasgow so I made the decision to travel to Nottingham and it turned out to be one of the best decisions I have ever made. Support tonight is in the form of The Kris Barras band. I had found the band a few months ago and fell for them instantly so when they were announced as support I was delighted. I was looking forward to it even more when I read he was doing an acoustic...

Black Label Society played the last date on their ‘Grimmest Show on Earth’ world tour in Belfast. Apr16

Black Label Society played the last date on their ...

THERE was a sense of a crowd drawn to a messiah when Zakk Wylde and his cohorts in Black Label Society played the last date on their ‘Grimmest Show on Earth’ world tour in Belfast. On the very last night of the tour BLS blasted Belfast’s Limelight for the second night in a row it was clear that this was more than a well-oiled machine – it was a mighty beast of a band producing a mesmeric show. It was a tough call for Ten Ton Slug to open for ‘The Society’ but their stoner infused sludge drilled to the core of the building audience with an incipient heaviness and heft. Riffs and rollicking intentions they battered their way through an...

LIVE REVIEW:THE STRANGLERS &THERAPY BELFAST ULSTER HALL 06/04/2018 Apr10

LIVE REVIEW:THE STRANGLERS &THERAPY BELFAST U...

LIVE REVIEW:THE STRANGLERS &THERAPY BELFAST ULSTER HALL 06/04/2018   A crammed Belfast Ulster Hall was treated to a night to remember as The Stranglers delivered a jam-packed set on Friday night as part of their definitive tour. With support from local lads Therapy?, revellers were guaranteed to be blown away. As the show got under way, Therapy? raised the tempo as they thrust into “Isolation”. Lead-singer Andy Cairns greeted the Belfast crowd, “We’re Therapy?, and we’re from East Antrim. Are you ready to make some noise!?” before he urged the audience to help celebrate drummer Neil Cooper’s birthday and encouraged him to “drum...

Greta Van Fleet @ St Lukes, Glasgow Apr10

Greta Van Fleet @ St Lukes, Glasgow

  Greta Van Fleet @ St Lukes, Glasgow   It is Easter Sunday, I am in an old church and Greta Van Fleet are giving a sermon…if Carlsberg did bank holiday entertainment this is probably it! Support tonight is The Rolling St…Second Sons, a bunch of lads from London that wear their influences on their sleeve and provide good old Rock,n,Roll tunes. I only found out they were supporting the night before and with very little product out there easy to find I went in almost blind. This is no bad thing as preconceptions can be a horrible thing so I watched and I listened and instantly found a band I loved. Nick Harding on vocals is an...

LIVE REVIEW Testament to mightiness Apr05

LIVE REVIEW Testament to mightiness

LIVE REVIEW Testament to mightiness WITH a lengthy tour coming to a close Testament, Annihilator and Vader were a polished tour package to rival any current shows. And, when they landed in Dublin on Easter Sunday they could have resurrected any messiahs slumbering. It may have been April Fool’s Day, but it was no joke as the mayhem was unleashed at the city’s Vicar Street venue. While Vader may have been only allotted shortly over 30 minutes they took their opportunity, grabbed the audience by the scruff of the neck and threw their deathly might upon the adoring at the front. On the surface Vader’s inclusion could have...

Joe Bonamassa – Brighton Centre Mar20

Joe Bonamassa – Brighton Centre

  From the darkness, a glimpse of a gold-top guitar harnessed on a suited, sunglasses-wearing rock star emerged. Bonamassa did something unusual to start his show. The set began with a number of new tracks from his not-yet-released album that’s due out in September. “King Bee Shakedown”, “Evil Mama”, “Just ‘Cause You Can” and “Self Inflicted Wounds” smashed into the world of heavy southern blues. Gospel backing harmonies flew over trademark blues tones which must have made any long term fan of his salivate to hear more of Joe Bonamassa’s newest accomplishment. The songs sat well with the rest of his material and didn’t feel out of...

Bulletboys @ Bannermans, Edinburgh Mar19

Bulletboys @ Bannermans, Edinburgh

  Bulletboys @ Bannermans, Edinburgh   A lot of things ran through my head on the journey to this gig, 29 years ago I made the same journey, to see the same band for their first ever gig in Scotland…and all that time later they came back. I was more than a little excited. Due to the 2 hour journey I missed most of Budderside’s set, I got there with about two songs from the end but the Bannerman crowd had already accepted them and even with two songs I could tell why. They play an up tempo, in your face, fun slice of Rock,N,Roll. They love what they do and they play up for the crowd and photographers alike. They were a great...

Skid Row @ 02 ABC, Glasgow Mar14

Skid Row @ 02 ABC, Glasgow

  Skid Row @ 02 ABC, Glasgow   Well it has taken a while for Skid Row to hit Glasgow and with new singer ZP it was time to see if they lived up to the expectations and the memories from back in the day. Before I go onto days gone past when I actually had hair other than on my face lets come back up to date with the first support band tonight Bad Touch. For me this is the reason I am here, yes I loved Skid Row, yes Toseland are good but hands down Bad Touch rock my world. It is amazing to me that I first saw these boys over three years ago and my first reaction was why the hell are they supporting, followed by and playing a venue...

Metal2TheMasses heats plough on Mar06

Metal2TheMasses heats plough on

BEAST from the East? Is that a Maiden tribute band? Or a phrase coined by a desperate circulation hunting media? Well, Belfast’s pavements were slippery, but that didn’t stop Heat Four of Metal2TheMasses proceeding. Bands from throughout the frozen north made their way to Belfast to entertain the hardy metal fans not distracted by the many other events on across the city. Opening proceedings were Rule of Six. It has been a rare night to see the Limelight2 stage so crowded as when guitarists are packed in front. But, despite some vocal issues, their sci-fi orientated metal had more guitar melodies rolling off the stage than a...

Ministry fury expoused on AmeriKKKant Mar02

Ministry fury expous...

Ministry fury expoused on AmeriKKKant AL Joursengen is one pissed off, angry and fucked off man: a contrarian and an absorber of thoughts and ideas. And, right now he has his sights set on the fucked up state of his home nation – the United Stats of America. ‘AmeriKKant’ may...

Eternal greatness from Magnum in Belfast Mar02

Eternal greatness fr...

Eternal greatness from Magnum in Belfast WHATEVER has happened to Magnum over the past couple of years needs to be added to the water, because when they played Belfast on Thursday, March 1st, they appeared to be a band rejuvenated and rejoicing once again to be on stage. Despite the Beast...

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