Gig Reviews

The Used / Greatest Hits loved by Kentish Town

Live Give Review: The Used Returns to the UK. A Night of Post-Hardcore Excellence at O2 Forum Kentish Town, December 7, 2023. Best-of-the-best set loved by all Words and Photography: @lawrence89_photography @theused @thehometeam @honeyrevengeca @o2forumktown

Living Colour – Something Of A Phenomenon In Wolverhampton

Live Gig Review: Living Colour Delivers Mesmerising Performance as Special Guests to Extreme in Wolverhampton. An astounding night of eclectic influences. @sophzrocks Photography: @jason_samuels_photography71 @livingcolourofficial @thehallswolverhampton

Dirty Honey / Journey To Top Of The World Continues In Illinois

Dirty Honey. Can't Find the Brakes Tour: Rocking North America before Taking Europe by Storm. The band continues their trek across the United States for two more weeks before crossing the Atlantic and rocking Europe in 2024. Words and Photography: @bentsphotos @dirtyhoneyband @castletheatre

Extreme / An Incendiary Masterclass Of All-Round Virtuosity

Gig Review: Extreme Civic Hall: A Phenomenal Performance You Didn't Want to Miss - 1 December 2023. On this showing, the band Extreme have years more gas in the tank. Words: @sophzrocks Photography: @jason_samuels_photography71 @extreme_band @nunobettencourtofficial @gary.cherone @pat_badger_official @kevin_figueiredo_official @Wolvescivic

KISS Close Their Career In New York City Where It Started

KISS NYC Takeover: Legendary Band's Farewell Shows at Madison Square Garden, Unforgettable Celebration, and Official KISS Day Declared by NYC Mayor. Words and Photography: @shannonwilk_ @kissonline @thegarden

The Darkness / Festive Frolics In Dublin Better Than Sex

Live Review: The Darkness Live in Dublin. 20 Years of Permission To Land. Better than sex? Brian Boyle was certainly in the mood for a cigarette and cuddle. Words: @brian_boyle_72 Photography: @carlforanphotography @thedarkness @3arenadublin

Paradise Lost Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Icon in London

Live Review: Paradise Lost Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Icon Album at O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire. Support from My Dying Bride. Words and Photography: @razorrhead_productions @officialparadiselost @o2sbe @mydyingbride_official

Don Broco Bring The Ultimate Party To Norwich

Live Review: The Energetic and Fun-Loving Charm of Don Broco's Birthday Party Tour at Nick Rayns LCR, UEA Norwich - 2 December 2023. Report: Lawrence Potter @donbroco @lawrence89_photography @officiallcr

The Almighty / A New Rocket-fuelled Ride Begins In London

Live Review: The Almighty Rocks O2 Forum Kentish Town: A Gritty, Passionate Reunion of Glasgow Rockers. Just getting new journey started, a rocket-fuelled ride. Words: @pmonkhouse1 Photography: @rock_pixs @thealmightyband @rickywarwickofficial @o2forumktown

Michael Schenker Group Are Untouchable In Shepherd’s Bush

Live Review: Michael Schenker Group - O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire. November 2023 - Celebrating 50 years in the business with electrifying performances and timeless hard rock classics. Words: @pmonkhouse1 Photography: @rock_pixs @michaelschenkerrocks @o2sbe

Atreyu / A Euphoric Metalcore Experience In Bristol

Gig Review: The Phenomenal Atreyu Show in Bristol: Earsplitting Metalcore, Unforgettable Moments and Surprise Saxophone Solos. They promised they would be back. Words: David Curle Photography: @photos.bygeoo @atreyuofficia @swxbristol

Citizen Bring Passion And Energy To Toronto

Gig Review: The electrifying energy of Citizen at Danforth Music Hall in Toronto. Passionate fans, an epic setlist, and rock-filled memories captivated. Words and Photography: @taylorcamphotos @citizentheband @thedanforthmusichall

Marillion Rock The Roundhouse In A Night Of Magic

Gig Review: Marillion rocks The Roundhouse in London. A career-spanning setlist and stunning lighting, embraces the magic of their sold-out European tour. Words: @liz_medhurst Photography: @robert_sutton_photography @roundhouseldn @marillionofficial

Skynd / Gloriously Dark And Sinister In Birmingham

Gig review: Dark and immersive world of Skynd - O2 Institute, Birmingham. A unique look and sinister music, it was spine-tingling atmosphere and performance. Words and Photography: @inglisnomad @skynd_music @o2institutebham

Winterstorm / After The Storm With Danny Vaughn And Co

Review: Winterstorm Festival 2023: Troon. After The Storm. Jason Sweeney, Alan and Stevie Nimmo and Danny Vaughn. Winterstorm does it right. Roll on next year. Words: Ian Sutherland Photography: Scott Anderson @winterstormlive @therealdannyvaughn

Winterstorm / Tyketto Are Winners, But It’s A Close Run Thing

Review: Winterstorm Festival 2023: Troon. Saturday highlights include Tyketto, Doogie White, Graham Bonnet, Praying Mantis, Chantel McGregor and much more. Words: Ian Sutherland Photography: Scott Anderson @winterstormlive @tykettoofficial

King 810 / Six Incredible Bands At The Asylum, Birmingham

Gig Review: King 810 - Nasty - Ten56 - Left To Suffer - Fox Lake - Reduction. The Asylum, Birmingham - 21 November 2023. Six Incredible Extreme Metal Bands. Words and Photo: @andyshaw16 @theasylumvenue @king810flint

Winterstorm Day 2 / A Massive Day Of Classic Rock

Review: Winterstorm Festival 2023: Day Two - From Lyin Rampant's riff-heavy metal to FM's smooth rock stylings, a day of diverse and captivating performances. Words: Ian Sutherland Photography: Scott Anderson @winterstormlive @massivewagons
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