Live: Black Sabbath @ BST

Live: Black Sabbath @ BST

“This is a rock and roll song,’ croaks Motorhead’s frontman Lemmy. ‘You like rock and roll, don’t you?” It’s one question that hardly needs asking, with today’s British Summer Time day festival themed entirely to appeal to a heavy rock audience. Still, always good to...
Live Review: F**ked Up @ Scala

Live Review: F**ked Up @ Scala

Fucked Up played the Scala tonight to showcase Glass Boys, their fourth studio album and the follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2011 epic, David Comes To Life. Main support came from trendy Brooklyn punks Cerebral Ballzy, who played a short sharp set of thrashing...
Live Review: Rival Sons @ Scala

Live Review: Rival Sons @ Scala

The Rival Sons is the kind of band that doesn’t need you to be an extreme fan or for you to have all their albums or know all the lyrics to succumb to their charming rock alchemy, blues, funky & soul. The Californian band has been on the road since 2009, bringing...
Live Review: Ben Harper @ The Palladium

Live Review: Ben Harper @ The Palladium

The Palladium is best known for hosting musical theatre and televised variety shows, so catching an acoustic show by Ben Harper at the venue feels a little incongruous. He feels the same way, it transpires. A few songs into the show he apologises for wearing denim in...
Live Review: Dum Dum Girls @ Scala

Live Review: Dum Dum Girls @ Scala

One thing is sure, Dee Dee Penny of Dum Dum Girls has an attitude. She is going to sing and play her songs her way, dress how she pleases and you had better like it or else. Opening with Mine Tonight from the End of Daze it is easy to spot some of her many influences...
Live Review: Record Store Day

Live Review: Record Store Day

Record Store Day 2014 showed off an exciting range of music talent, a group of respected artists are being brought together to celebrate exclusively on Berwick Street in the heart of Soho, London. The main live stage curated by Sister Ray Records. Presenter and...
Live Review: Ronnie Spector @ WOW.

Live Review: Ronnie Spector @ WOW.

 Southbank Centre’s ‘WOW – Women of the World Festival’ played host to Ronnie Spector and her ‘Beyond The Beehive’ night of singing, talking, laughing and crying. Like a woman creating the documentary of her life before your very eyes, the show switched between...