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

By |May 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Various venues, Camden, London


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 – Hawkwind, Hipiersonik @ 53 Degrees, Preston

By |April 5th, 2013|0 Comments

(review n pix by mwj)

It was lying on a moonscape volcanic beach over Easter that I was temporarily transported via a satellite transmission to a conversation I’d had in space ship on another world, asking me to return to the source of the sound and light waves. Or, Paul texted me in Tenerife reminding we had talked while in El’s camper van at Hammerfest about going to see Hawkwind again, and as I fought through the collective haze of Oranjeboom and rhubarb wine there and 1euro a litre San Miguel here the scattered memories came back to me, and with them my original excitement and conviction to go. The main factor being this time they were airing in its entirety “Warrior at the Edge of Time” due to its imminent re-release and this being my favourite album of theirs. So I strapped on the jetpack and headed to the northern lights. Via passport control.


By |January 19th, 2013|1 Comment

I was sat in a ‘summer house’ – cum studio – cum boys playroom – cum shed in suburban Paris in September 1991. It was hot, but I was used to that having worked in the unforgiving Greek sunlight on the island of Kythera. I had left those climes a week earlier and it was quite a culture shock to be sat here amongst friends I had previously met on that said island a few months ago.

Hawkwind @ The Tivoli, Buckley

By |June 1st, 2012|5 Comments

(review, video n pix by neil crud, 2nd pic by jane)

Technicians of spaceship Hawkwind, this is your Captain speaking… Your Captain is dead… Please do not adjust your sets… Do not panic… DO NOT PANIC…!

Hawkwind play Bangor Uni

By |December 14th, 2006|0 Comments

(pic by rob dreamworker)

TOSH (Technicians of Spaceship Hawkwind) also played when the booked support band failed to show up. I think this was maybe their first gig. Their set featured Master of the Universe and some Spacehead and Krel numbers.  Not many people at that gig I think the weather put people off! So maybe the original support felt the same way…