Sunset Sons @ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, 27/10/2016

Last Thursday night an incredible Sunset Sons sent West London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire into delirium with their fantastic show, the penultimate of their UK tour. Just last April they released their debut album Very Rarely Say Die and they have been on rocketing into popularity ever since. To be fair, it’s not very hard to fall in…

The Menzingers @ Scala, 12/10/2016

Philadelphia punk rockers the Menzingers play a massively fun set at London’s Scala on a cold and rainy October night with support of Hot Mass and Roger Harvey.  The band kick off their set to a packed out Scala with their newest single Lookers and what will hopefully be a brand new album coming soon. But…

Three reasons you need to be part of #FIGHTBACK

Last Friday the Music Venue Trust announced they’ll be holding a gig to support the fight against venue closures around the UK. The venue: London’s Roundhouse. The artists? Not booked. Lighting and sound? Not booked. So why should you buy tickets for this? Let me tell you why: You’ll help save the UK’s live music…

Glass Peaks @ King’s Head Members Club, 14/07/2016

Remember a few weeks ago when I wrote about this ridiculously talented new band Glass Peaks? It was apparent then, and has only continued, that these guys are headed for great things. They’ve released their first single yesterday – official, on iTunes and all. How exciting is that?? And to celebrate, as they should, they…

Bruce Springsteen @ Berlin Olympiastadion, 19/06/2016

It’s a warm summer night in Berlin. We’re stood outside the gates of Berlin’s Olympic Stadium waiting for doors to open to do the one thing we never tire of – seeing Bruce Springsteen live. Sunday night, it’s warm and we’re sorted in our Springsteen fan shirts for the night. There’s just nothing better than…

Bruce Springsteen @Wembley Stadium, 05/06/2016

You know that one band you love because you grew up listening to them? That’s Bruce Springsteen for me. My parents have always listened to them and even went to his only concert in East Germany in 1988 with 300,000 people when I was just two (now you know how old I am, big deal)…

Beach Slang @Dingwalls, 08/06/2016

It was a late and sweaty one at Dingwalls this Wednesday. London had been a scorcher for a few days and the non-existence of air conditioning and proper insulation turns basically all building in the UK into a sauna. In any case, that would be annoying. For a punk gig at Dingwalls it just made…

Elvis Costello @ London Palladium, 14/05/2016

Elvis Costello was long on my list of artists to see live, and for some reason I had never gotten the chance. But now here it was, the night I would finally get to see this inspiration live on stage. Our tickets were already pretty sweet, balcony second row from the front at the London…

Glass Peaks @ Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, 27/05/2016

One of the great things about living in London is discovering new bands that you love all the time. But nothing’s better than going to see your friend’s new band and discovering their sound is pretty spectacular. London is buzzing with new bands left, right and center, and it can be hard for new artists…