Live

Kip Winger

As Winger are in the midst of writing and recording their highly anticipated seventh studio album, frontman Kip Winger took a short break and made it over to the UK for a very special acoustic show. Kip Winger – The Black Heart Words: Kahmel Farahani Photography: Dawn Osbourne Now something …
The Offspring. SSE Arena, Wembley

Thank goodness for Californian punk rock. Thank goodness for The Offspring. After the hardship of the last 18 months, The Offspring brought some much-needed release for the capital and its live music scene with an explosive show. The Offspring – SSE Arena, Wembley Words: Aggie Anthimidou Photography: Tijs van Leur No …
Marillion, Hammersmith Apollo. 27 November 2021

Few bands have engendered the love and support that Marillion have, the devotion of their fans sustaining them throughout the years and this relationship between artist and audience a symbiotic one. Modelling the crowdfunding method to produce albums before anyone else, the band has seen direct input into their work …
Fish. O2 Academy, Glasgow. 14 November 2021

Fish may be a grizzled rock veteran, but he’s probably never had a gig quite like this one. Walking out onto Glasgow’s O2 Academy stage to start his first show since 13 March 2020, he opens his arms in a welcoming salute, and the genuine and heartfelt roar that greets …
Dead Daisies, Shepherd's Bush Empire

Always a stellar outfit, the addition of Glenn Hughes replacing the departing Jon Corabi and Marco Mendoza was set to take The Dead Daisies to another level entirely, and so it’s proved, new album Holy Ground being a stone-cold classic. Whilst studio work is one thing, the big question was …
Mike Ross band, The Grace

Matt Pearce and The Mutiny and The Mike Ross Band played a double headline show at The Grace, upstairs at The Garage in Highbury on 9 November 2021. Words: Kahmel Farahani Photography: Tracey McBride and Al Stuart “We all need live music,” Matt Pearce had said. “We need to play it, and …
Bullet For My Valentine.

“It has been a long time coming”, the words of Matt Tuck when he takes to the stage. Today is an extra special day for Bullet for My Valentine. Not only is it the London date of the tour, but today is also the release of their self-titled seventh studio album. In …
Michael Schenker Group. Shepherd's Bush Empire. 31 October 2021

A gig that has been over a year in the making, Michael Schenker has finally been able to return to London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire to celebrate his 50th anniversary in music. With lines of fans stretching down the street before doors open, it feels like a special gig and the …
Bokassa, Underworld, 22 October 2021

An evening at The Underworld proved a perfect revitalising tonic for the soul in the company of the three times three-piece lineups of Bokassa, Florence Black and Dramalove. The Underworld – 22 October 2021 Words and Photography: Steve Ritchie Dramalove Doors at 6 pm and a 6:30 pm start for …
Cats In Space, The Garage, October 2021

The UK’s favourite intergalactic felines crash land into the capital for the final date of their Dive Into Atlantis tour. Fellow London based rockers Vambo were in tow, making this a special double whammy homecoming night for both bands. Cats In Space, Vambo. The Garage. 2 October 2021 Words: Dave …