Gig Review: Rush tribute featuring Moving Pictures / Leoni Jane Kennedy – Bannermans, Edinburgh (6th May 2024)

When you can no longer see Rush live, you need to find a band that's said to be the next best thing. So here we are at Bannermans Edinburgh to see Moving Pictures, a Scottish Rush tribute band. But first up is songwriter/performer and tonight's merchandise girl, Leoni Jane Kennedy, doing an acoustic Rush set. … Continue reading Gig Review: Rush tribute featuring Moving Pictures / Leoni Jane Kennedy – Bannermans, Edinburgh (6th May 2024)

Gig Review: The Warning / Conquer Divide – O2 Forum Kentish Town, London (27th April 2024)

There's nothing better than having a last minute gig when you thought you were going to have a boring weekend; the only downside was Kentish Town station is still shut and I had to walk from Tufnell Park in the rain with no coat. [Bracken is, in case it's not obvious by now, a Southerner - … Continue reading Gig Review: The Warning / Conquer Divide – O2 Forum Kentish Town, London (27th April 2024)

Gig Review: Oli Brown & the Dead Collective / Zac and the New Men – KK’s Steel Mill, Wolverhampton (25th April 2024)

It’s hard to believe it’s been over a year since Oli Brown & the Dead Collective made their live debut and after a couple of one-offs and a support tour with The Answer, they’ve not been out on the road. However, they’ve managed to release another couple of EPs in Prologue and Epilogue and with … Continue reading Gig Review: Oli Brown & the Dead Collective / Zac and the New Men – KK’s Steel Mill, Wolverhampton (25th April 2024)

Gig Review: The Stealers / Jaymadeit / Picture Day – The Prince Albert, Brighton (26th April 2024)

I thought I would throw in a bit of a wildcard to my gig-going schedule and have a Friday night out at my favourite pub, in Brighton to boot. Not having heard any of the three bands playing tonight, I was interested to see why the (admittedly small) venue was sold out, presumably because all … Continue reading Gig Review: The Stealers / Jaymadeit / Picture Day – The Prince Albert, Brighton (26th April 2024)

Gig Review (and bonus album review): Lodestar / Mindframe – The Hope & Ruin, Brighton (21st April 2024)

The upstairs space in the Hope & Ruin forms quite a compact and bijou but open-plan venue, which is ideal for an intimate gig like this. However, while they have a useful website, don’t trust the list of opening hours that it advertises; the bar staff certainly weren’t going to hang around a minute longer … Continue reading Gig Review (and bonus album review): Lodestar / Mindframe – The Hope & Ruin, Brighton (21st April 2024)

Gig Review: Kris Barras Band / South of Salem / The Nocturnal Affair – Glasgow Garage (17th April 2024)

A few days after releasing their new album Halo Effect (review here), Kris Barras and his band are out on the road with a welcome stop off in Glasgow. The last time I saw them was three years ago, supporting Black Stone Cherry at the Barrowlands - my first post-lockdown gig. Tonight they headline a smaller … Continue reading Gig Review: Kris Barras Band / South of Salem / The Nocturnal Affair – Glasgow Garage (17th April 2024)