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GIG REVIEW – Desertfest 2018 @ London, 4-6/5/18

By |May 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Various venues, Camden, London

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A passing of the baton of one month of birthday celebrations for my wonderful partner via a ticket present to this to take over my own extended party season! Work commitments meant couldn’t get down for the start of this strangely sunny bank holiday weekend extravaganza of eclectic metal and rock from the doom/stoner/groovy experimental end of the sonic spectrum, but instead of a rush down in crazy traffic we got a leisurely train from Crewe enabling a rapid catch up of refreshments. 

GIG REVIEW – Zeke, Revenge of the Psychotronic Man, The Hip Priests, Pizzatramp @ Rebellion, Manchester

By |May 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

This was a long time a’comin, but jeepers it’s now coming fast!  Been some 15 years since super-speedy Seattle scrappers Zeke brought their turbo punk rock over to the UK and I didn’t even see them then anyway.  But in starting our own current band project as an intention to mix their rocking rhythms with some added grind filth couldn’t miss this opportunity to pay homage and draw fresh inspiration from their visit.  Their new “Hellbender” album on Relapse is a half hour of top quality mayhem but fully expect many classics to be machine-gunned out too.

GIG REVIEW – Propagandhi, Iron Chic, Colour Me Wednesday @ SWX, Bristol

By |April 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

Another day to kill in Bristol, I made a pilgrimage to the house from The Young Ones and other less important touristy stuff.  Despite these efforts, I did spend even more time in pubs seeing lots of Propagandhi / punk fans milling about so things looked good for their return to these shores.

GIG REVIEW – Akala, Denzel Himself, Deacon @ SWX, Bristol

By |April 21st, 2018|0 Comments

Now my first trip to Bristol for some time, since the demise of Temples and Subvert Fests, became twice as nice.   I found when booking for Sunday night at this venue that Saturday also contained a treat to ticket of the list, and get some more hip-hop into my irregular diet of beats.  More time to savour the city too, finding excellent vinyl market stalls instead of the laughable record store day offerings.  A trip to the Palestinian Museum also provides a sobering interval, recommend.

Amenra, Alkerdeel, Helvete @ Cactus Club, Bruges

By |April 8th, 2018|0 Comments

 

In Bruges, I was already impressed (I had grown up on a farm…).  A weekend break to the beautiful medieval city/shithole had already involved lots of gay/strong beer, culture/old shite and other quotation opportunities but our main draw was a chance to attend the Church of (Amen)Ra in their homeland.  A sold out show as part of a larger eclectic music festival over a few days, this would be my first chance to catch the haunting and crushing post metallers again since their release of their “Mass VI” album.