Band of Skulls play an end of tour gig at Portsmouth Pyramids Centre, showcasing their first album from 2009, ‘Baby Darling Doll Face Honey’. My photos from 2017 Victorious Festival, on almost the same site, are included.
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Paying Tribute to the Playing Tributes
Tribute bands: great musicians, crowd pleasing sets, good value, no wigs required so what’s not to like. Wish We Were Pink Floyd in Chichester provide an excuse to mull over the tribute thing.
Post Post-Punk’s Not Dead: Crows
Having released their long awaited debut album ‘Silver Tongues’ earlier in 2019, and supported Idles on tour, tonight Crows play the Anvil, Bournmouth. Live music that the John Peel generation can still get excited about is not dead yet .
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Park … and the Pavilion
Some snapshots of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark playing live over a 34 year period….well I saw them once at the start of that 34 year period with no camera or phone and at their Bournemouth gig this week, where I took some photos – snapshots indeed.
Squeeze, a songbook for life
The current Squeeze tour is showcasing the Difford and Tilbrook songbook spanning 40 years. Tonight’s show in Bournemouth, with special guests Heaven 17, made me think about my 40 years of Squeeze.
THE Sound of the Suburbs: The Members
The Members, the sound of the suburbs, on stage tonight in Plymouth, well Mutley Plain to be more precise.
My Vitriol on Islington High Street
This illustrates that gig night is not always all about the music. A lovely old venue with a bit of history, like the Islington Assembly Hall, in an area of diverse eateries, pubs and bars makes it all more of an adventure….but hey, it’s not every week you get the chance to see the elusive ‘My Vitriol’.
Great Escape – The Rifles
The Rifles at the Roundhouse for a show to celebrate 10 years of their Great Escape album, being recorded for a live album.
Crowd Surfing at the Boston Music Room – Oso Oso and Prince Daddy
A night out at The Boston Music Room, Tufnell Park seeing Oso Oso, Prince Daddy and the Hyena, with support from Fresh.
Gary Numan, the new Numan
An opportunity to get some photos at the soundcheck for Gary Numan’s Bristol gig on his Autumn 2019 (R)evolution tour. The new Numan continues to generate a new wave of success with some of his best material emerging in recent years.