Rise Against deliver politically-charged show in London

On Sunday night, Chicago punk rockers Rise Against took over London’s O2 Academy Brixton with support from Sleeping With Sirens and PEARS.  Kicking things off are hardcore punks PEARS from Louisiana with their loud and old school hardcore punk, providing a class A first support act that gets the crowd all riled-up for the night. Then we’re off with Sleeping With Sirens whose fans have … Continue reading Rise Against deliver politically-charged show in London

Papa Roach deliver an intense performance at O2 Academy Brixton

Playing tracks off their new record Crooked Teeth as well as old school classics.  Papa Roach came in full force for their show at London’s O2 Academy Brixton last night. With their iconic nu metal sound and a big dash Jacoby Shaddix’s signature rap-rock, the band played songs of their new album Crooked Teeth, which was released last April, and their old school hits. Needless to say … Continue reading Papa Roach deliver an intense performance at O2 Academy Brixton

Linkin Park’s intimate London show gives us all the feels

Nu-metal icons celebrate the release of their new record with an intimate show. After a massive show at The O2 just the day before, Cali’ rockers Linkin Park treated their London fans to a comparatively smaller show at O2 Academy Brixton on 4 July; we tagged along to witness Chester Bennington and co. blow the roof off the place. Whatever the critics say about Linkin … Continue reading Linkin Park’s intimate London show gives us all the feels

Parkway Drive bring down the house at O2 Academy Brixton

Australian metalcore band Parkway Drive played London’s O2 Academy Brixton last night and it was a show you won’t want to have missed.  Stick To Your Guns and Asking Alexandria kick off the night with impressive sets that set the crowd on fire fore the headliner. And though it can easily feel like a double headline slot with Asking Alexandria having filled venues of this size before, … Continue reading Parkway Drive bring down the house at O2 Academy Brixton

Dropkick Murphys turn London a deeper shade of green

It felt a bit like coming home, coming home to Boston. A city I spent a whole year in and has such a very special place in my heart. So to see this band, from my “hometown” play my new hometown and make it an absolute party was pretty special! The chanting of  “Let’s go, Dropkicks!” fills the room at London’s O2 Academy Brixton. The … Continue reading Dropkick Murphys turn London a deeper shade of green

Of Mice & Men make triumphant return to London

After a captive performance at the O2 Academy, Brixton – which was recently released on DVD – the metalcore superstars were back in town last week with support from Hand Like Houses and Crown The Empire perfectly picked. And a crowd ready for a rocking night. If there’s one thing you can guarantee when seeing Of Mice & Men live, it’s that you simply won’t regret it. A show … Continue reading Of Mice & Men make triumphant return to London

Unity Rocks with The Libertines @ O2 Academy Brixton, 07/09/2016

On Wednesday night The Libertines played London’s O2 Academy Brixton for Unity Rocks and blew the roof of the place with a sweaty and messy, but just as epic, Libs party. A little while ago, Libertines drummer Gary Powell set up Unity Rocks, a music-led charity to support Hope not Hate who have set their goal to fight the racism and fascism, and the general … Continue reading Unity Rocks with The Libertines @ O2 Academy Brixton, 07/09/2016

The Maccabees @O2 Brixton 22/01/2016

It’s a homecoming treat for The Maccabees with three sold out shows at O2 Academy Brixton after their fourth studio album ‘Marks To Prove It’ was released just after their smashing main stage performance at Reading Festival last year. Having formed over 12 years ago in their hometown of London, the indie band have slowly but steadily become a household name for doubtlessly delightful sounds. … Continue reading The Maccabees @O2 Brixton 22/01/2016

Alabama Shakes bring sound & colour to O2 Academy Brixton

Alabama Shakes finished off the European leg of their tour with two sold out shows at O2 Academy Brixton on 18 and 19 November. And what a tour finish it was. The show kicked off with an almost heroine-like entrance by lead singer and guitarist Brittany Howard as she picks up her blue guitar and instantly owns the room from that first defiant scream into … Continue reading Alabama Shakes bring sound & colour to O2 Academy Brixton

XFM Winter Wonderland @ O2 Academy Brixton, 17/12/2014

XFM Winter Wonderland is always the best Christmas party of the year if you’re into music. But this year’s line-up was a real seasonal treat: Royal Blood, Billy The Kid, To Kill A King, Catfish And The Bottlemen, The Horrors, Billy Bragg and Frank Turner. Royal Blood were a surprise opening act, and boy what a surprise it was! Having seemingly come out of nowhere … Continue reading XFM Winter Wonderland @ O2 Academy Brixton, 17/12/2014