Tag: live review

LIVE: Visions Festival, 05.08.17

Although it’s bound to be difficult to top past Visions Festival highlights of 2015’s hug from Shamir, or last year’s discovery of my love of Bleached, this year’s line up is looking pretty sweet… Kicking off the typically sunny day’s…

LIVE: The Gories @ The Magnet, Liverpool, 13.07.17

Detroit’s place as one of the centres of US pop music in the ’60s is well-known. Along with the Motown hit factory, Detroit’s garage rock scene produced some of the most important groups of the era: The MC5, The Stooges…

LIVE (Photos): Arcade Fire @ Castlefield Bowl, 06.07.17

The ‘Sounds of the City’ gigs at Castlefield Bowl are arguably the finest few days in Manchester’s live music calendar and 2017 hasn’t failed to impress so far. Tonight, Canada’s Arcade Fire bring their carnival of insanely talented, genre-spanning musicians…

LIVE: The Maccabees @ Manchester Apollo, 27.06.17

A wet Tuesday night in Manchester – usually a bit of a non-event, but not so tonight… A bittersweet evening awaits. As any stalwart The Maccabees fan knows, they’re guaranteed a cracking gig, but they also know it’s time to say…

LIVE: Bleached and Dream Nails @ The Victoria, 20.06.17

Opening for LA band Bleached at The Victoria on this particularly sweaty Tuesday evening are Gigslutz favourites, ‘Feminist Punk Witches From Hell’ Dream Nails. At times like this, it’s more important than ever to have politically-charged bands, set on combining…

LIVE: Chris Shiflett @ The 100 Club, 13.06.17

What better way to spend a sweaty Tuesday night than by going to a legendary venue to see a pretty legendary musician. This is what I chose to do yesterday. An incredible privilege and rare opportunity to catch Chris Shiflett…

LIVE: The Coral, Manchester Academy, 17.12.16

I’ve ended up seeing The Coral four times this year. Unintentionally, perhaps, but I’m by no means complaining; every time has been fantastic. What I’ve also noticed is that while various people who I’ve seen them with claim to only…

LIVE: Little Barrie – Oslo Hackney, 14.12.16

Rating: The trio known as Little Barrie, comprising Barrie Cadogan (guitar and vocals), Lewis Wharton (bass) and Virgil Howe (drums) took to the stage last night upstairs at Oslo in Hackney, the occasion the final gig of their UK tour which…