At the legendary 100 Club on Oxford Street for a gig to commemorate 40 years of Spizz – with all his accessories and of course “Where’s Captain Kirk?”…twice.
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‘No Tears, Party Time is Here Again’: Psychedelic Furs with The Wendy James Band
The last night of The Psychedelic Furs UK tour at London’s Roundhouse. An evening that started with a look at The Wendy James Band soundcheck and ended in the bar after the show with the bands, happy for a few pics as cherished mementos of a top night.
A Peaky Blinder played by Alice Cooper, The Stranglers and MC50
In Birmingham to see Alice Cooper and his big show, with just about the best support I could wish for: The Stranglers
“Oh no, they’re playing the NEC.” Birmingham’s premier gig venue revisited.
Looking back at my occasional visits to see bands at the NEC Birmingham in the 80s and 90s and in recent years.
The Professionals pack ’em in
Anvil, Bournemouth 10.10.19 The start of three gigs in three days for me. The venues couldn’t be more diverse and in three towns and cities. Tonight, my 59th gig of the year, is a short hop on the train to Bournemouth and the tiny Anvil Rock Bar for The Professionals with Poole punks The Mistakes …
Psychedelic Furs back in the UK and back in Pompey
Pyramids Centre, Portsmouth 3.10.19 The Pyramids Centre – the venue The Pyramids Centre is on the sea front at Southsea and boasts “fun leisure pools, funky flumes, wacky waves, pool inflatables and a three-level soft play adventure world filled with mazes, climbing nets and ball pits”. Perfect for a King Kurt gig maybe but is …
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Live and Unheard – in Poole – Part Two
Poole Lighthouse 2.10.19 On Wednesday evening I returned to Poole Lighthouse for another ‘Live and Unheard’ session in the Sherling Studio. Three local acts given a showcase in surroundings where everyone can focus on the music and the artists, rather than accommodating the distractions of a rowdy pub gig – not quite everyone respects that …
80s Classics – China Crisis
Engine Rooms, Southampton 27.9.19 Can there be anyone more classically early 80s than China Crisis? I associate their synth pop sound with 1982-83-84….. and I had largely left it back there until recently. I saw them support The Thompson Twins at Hammersmith Palais on 12 April 1982 and later in ’82 supporting Simple Minds at …
The Sisters of Mercy: out of the darkness
London Roundhouse 20.9.19 Fighting Cocks 1983 One night in January 1983 (I looked it up – it was 21 January), I wandered into the Fighting Cocks pub in Moseley, Birmingham to see the Sisters of Mercy, the princes of 80s darkness. They played from within clouds of dry ice in the pub’s upstairs gig room. …
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Spear of Destiny – One Eyed Jacks 35 years on
Kirk Brandon on your in Spear of Destiny most to celebrate the 35 year anniversary of One Eyed Jack. Tonight in Southampton.