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PiL @ 02 Institute, 18th November, 2016

Tonight sees the return to Birmingham of that ever entertaining, ever quotable pioneer of early UK Punk and then of post Punk. Some would describe him as grumpy and others avuncular but almost all would describe him as honest and that would be just like his musical output. I describe John Lydon, lead voice for […]

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Summer Sundae @ DeMontfort Hall and Gardens Leicester, 17th – 19th August 2012

A Safari in Leicester? – not quite; but as usual for Summer Sundae all human life was on display on the opening day of what Steve Lemacq called “The Grandson Of Glastonbury”. The Safari theme was muted, apart from a few lion statues and the appropriate naming of the main venues, but that was to […]

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Public Image Limited @ Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton – 3rd August 2012

John Lydon is famous for saying (as Johnny Rotten), “Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated?”, but tonight in Wolverhampton we were treated. Treated to a sensational experience from a true British legend. PiL were reformed by Lydon for much acclaimed shows back in 2009, and the recent album release ‘This is PiL’ showcases some […]

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Public Image Limited (PiL) @ Coventry Kasbah, 31st May 2011

And so to the first night of two acts in succession I’m lucky to review. Much in common – punk upstarts, started in the 70‘s, done over (or not) by Malcolm McClaren, reinvented themselves and back out on tour (again) after a decade and a half. Tonight cometh the iconic godfather (probably phrases said lead […]

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Editors + Whispering Sons @ Arena Birmingham 27th February 2020

It made a nice change to go to a gig and not get battered about on the way there by […]

The Boys Are Back @ Symphony Hall, 25 February 2020

If you’ve come to this review expecting to see something about Thin Lizzy, you’re in the wrong place. No, this […]

The 1975 @ Arena Birmingham, 25th February 2020.

There’s often a conversation about where the future female headliners are or even female acts on festival line-ups. Well a […]

The Murder Capital + Egyptian Blue + Unorthodox Coolock @ O2 Institute 24th Feb 2020

It’s easy to get carried away in the here and now, especially with music.  Sometimes you have the feeling that […]

Palaye Royale @ KK’s Steel Mill Wolverhampton 23rd February 2020

What a week it has been for Palaye Royale , the first show of the uk tour in Glasgow was […]

Album Review Humanist – Humanist

Rob Marshall, one time sonic backbone of the stupendous Exit Calm, has surfaced under the pseudonym Humanist. I could cut […]