Category: Gig Reviews

THE MACCABEES / O2 ACADEMY, LIVERPOOL – 17TH NOVEMBER 2014

They say that 3 is the magic number. After seeing The Maccabees last week for the third time, I’d have to agree with this ‘they’ because it was one of the best gigs I’ve been present at. Those that know me will be aware of…

JACK WHITE / FIRST DIRECT ARENA, LEEDS – 17TH NOVEMBER 2014

On Monday 17th November 2014, I sat and watched as living proof of the colossal power of rock n roll was demonstrated in front of me and 13,000 other people at the First Direct arena in Leeds, when Jack White took to the stage with…

Modern History / Rock Paper Scissors Acoustic Night – 28th February 2014

In Lincoln these days, there are new and exciting events popping up all over the place. We’ve got a great mix of those long running, and continually successful nights, as well as a flurry of great new events or one offs, to make sure…

Foals / Alexandra Palace, London – February 14th 2014

Since their debut album, Antidotes, was released back in 2008; I’ve been wanting to see Foals live. It only took me 6 years but last week, I witnessed one of the most incredible gigs I think KNOW I’ll ever see. Despite not being right at…

London Grammar / O2 Academy, Leeds – Wednesday 12th February

Close your eyes; think of a moment when you felt the hairs on your neck stand like soldiers commanded to attention. If this moment was too long ago then I suggest you buy a ticket and go see the wondrous, three piece, Nottingham originated,…

Palma Violets / Lincoln Engine Shed – 19th November 2013

I’d been looking forward to seeing Palma Violets since enjoying their debut album; 180 which was released earlier this year. By the end of the night, I’m glad it only cost me a little over a tenner to see them. Here’s my review of one…

HIM / Nottingham Rock City – 26th October 2013

It’s Saturday the 26th of October 2013 at Nottingham’s, Rock city and Mojo20 find themselves in a room, absolutely filled to capacity with adoring and loyal fans to one of Scandinavia’s biggest exports. Twenty one years after beginning, H.I.M is in the middle of…

Swim Deep & Disclosure / Latitude Festival 2013

It was a few weeks ago now, and it seems a lot longer, but Latitude 2013 was definitely the highlight of my summer. Scrap that, my YEAR. Seeing as it may have lost some relevance due to the time delay (sorry, I’ve just been…

Mr.Scruff / Lincoln Engine Shed – 17th May 2013

I don’t know whether you call it a gig, but I’m not sure if it was considered to be just a DJ set. Whatever you’d refer to it as, it was unique, it was one hell of an experience, and it was pure brilliance. On…

Alt-J(∆) / Nottingham Rock City – 13th May 2013

‘∆’ is what you get when click alt and j on a MacBook. Alt-J will now conjure up very different images in your head though. The four-piece band from Leeds have had a phenomenal time since the release of debut album, ‘An Awesome Wave’….

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club / Rock City – 29th March 2013

Black Rebel Motorcycle club have been one of those bands who release nothing but brilliant albums. I’ve been a fan for as long as I can remember. Friday 29th March would see me going to see the band live for the first time. Did…

The Unknown Stuntmen / The Strait & Narrow – 5/12/12

Most would imagine that if you want to soak up some culture, or enjoy truly great live music; Lincoln may not be your first choice. Normally much larger cities as London, Nottingham or Leeds might be the place to go, and although Lincoln has its…