Category: Gig Reviews

THE STRANGLERS – ENGINE SHED, LINCOLN

The Engine Shed in Lincoln on the 7th of March 2017 was the setting for the first live performance in a string of many, making up the Classic Collection tour for legendary Guildford four piece The Stranglers. The iconic post punk outfit took to…

SAARA AALTO – SENATE SQUARE, HELSINKI

On Monday the 5th of December, around ten thousand people descended on Senate Square in Helsinki, the site of the Helsinki cathedral and the ongoing December Christmas market, to welcome home one of their very own, Saara Alto, the Finnish top three finalist in…

TOM ODELL / O2 ACADEMY, LEEDS

A complete “not-what-I-expected” extravaganza of jumping around, mass participation and cheering… no not the US presidential election, an evening with Tom Odell at Leeds O2! As a first album fanboy I walked in to the renovated church building on a cold Tuesday evening expecting a night of lighter-waving…

NOEL GALLAGHERS HIGH FLYING BIRDS / VICTORIOUS FESTIVAL – 28TH AUGUST

How do you start a review on one of the greatest song writers of the last 25 years? Well, I will start mine by telling you about my August bank holiday weekend, spent at a relatively new festival in the beautifully historic city of…

GLASTONBURY 2016 FROM THE SOFA

Glastonbury is over for another year and it’s been another year where we haven’t attended. But, in the warmth and dryness of our own homes, we watched it from the comfort of our own sofa. Here’s what Stuart made of it. DISCLAIMER: BBC have…

STEREOPHONICS / MOTORPOINT ARENA, NOTTINGHAM – 2ND JUNE

Stereophonics are one of those bands that you don’t truly appreciate until you’ve seen them live. I saw them before when they performed in Lincoln AGES ago but never really appreciated live music like I do nowadays. Thursday 2nd June would see me have…

LOST VILLAGE FESTIVAL / A DJ’S REVIEW

So if you’ve been on any of our various social media profiles, which you most certainly should have been, such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram you’ll have seen that we’ve recently got back from representing the Back to Mono brand at The second annual Lost…

FOALS / BARCLAYCARD ARENA, BIRMINGHAM – 19TH FEBRUARY

Foals are without doubt one of my favourite bands and I had the pleasure of seeing them perform at Alexandra Palace, London on Valentine’s Day in 2013 which, you can read the review of here. Since then, they’ve released their critically acclaimed album, What…

RICHIE RAMONE / THE CLUNY, NEWCASTLE – 9TH FEBRUARY 2016

Whilst away in Newcastle the other night, I checked into my hotel and like I normally tend to do, hit Google up for some advice on what might be going on in the area. I do this pretty much every time I’m holed up…

THE KOOKS / ENGINE SHED, LINCOLN – 16TH DECEMBER

Nostalgia is an incredible thing and the mid 2000’s would see my love for indie music become a thing. Helped by the likes of Razorlight, Bloc Party, The Futureheads and The Kooks. I’ve seen the latter at Leeds Festival but Wednesday saw me experience…

THE ORDINARY BOYS / ENGINE SHED, LINCOLN – 18TH NOVEMBER

So if one of my band mates, if we imagine I’m in a band, turned to me and said “I’ve got the best idea in the world, I’m going to raise our profile and expand our fan base by going on Celebrity Big Brother”…

THE STAVES / ENGINE SHED, LINCOLN – 29TH OCTOBER 2015

Majestic, magnificent and magical. Three words that can appropriately and completely describe the experience of being one of around three hundred people at the Lincoln Engine Shed’s Platform venue on 29th October 2015. As the three sisters from Watford delivered their own brand of…