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LIVE: Mariachi El Bronx @ Brooklyn Bowl, London

Most punk fans would be lying if they said they’d rather see Mariachi El Bronx then The Bronx, but when the day of the gig happens to fall on Valentine’s Day, who on Earth wouldn’t want to hear some swinging mariachi tunes from Los Angeles’ finest? If there is anyone who is going to make […]

LIVE: As Lions, Monument, Stellify, Brutai @ Camden Barfly

Camden Barfly is absolutely rammed with anticipation for the birth of a band who have promise to be the next big metal band to come out of this fine country. As Austin Dickinson states numerous times throughout As Lions’ debut set, tonight is about ‘British Metal’. Opening proceedings are South East London’s Brutai. Incorporating a […]

LIVE: Marmozets / Thought Forms @ Electric Ballroom, London

It’s of little surprise that the Electric Ballroom in Camden is at breaking point tonight for the youthfully Northern five-piece Marmozets. Having blown almost everyone away with their debut full-length, ‘The Weird and Wonderful…’ last year, and having honed their live skills with a whole host of dates across the globe, tonight adds another cherry […]

LIVE: Mineral @ The Underworld, London

The term “Never say never” has never been a truer statement than in recent times. Countless bands over the last few years have come back for reunion shows and tours, some of which seemed almost impossible to fathom ever happening in this life time. One of the biggest shocks came last year when Texan emo […]

LIVE: The Wonder Years – Union Chapel, Philadelphia

About three years ago exactly, I discovered a band called The Wonder Years by way of their third album, ‘Suburbia I’ve Given You All And Now I’m Nothing.’ I was floored. It was unlike any album I had ever heard and I couldn’t put it down. And I know that it sounds really stupid and […]

LIVE: Neck Deep / Knuckle Puck / Seaway / Trophy Eyes @ Electric Ballroom, London

“Literally nobody thinks pop-punk is dead.” So says a Tweet responding to our, admittedly, overly enthusiastic declaration of the genre’s longevity. A tweet brought about by an exuberant crowd of youngsters singing their hearts out to a host of emerging and established talent who are propelling themselves towards pending superstardom, somewhat under the radar. Names […]

Live: Sick Of It All / Pay No Respect / War Charge / Kingpin @ The Classic Grand, Glasgow

The Classic Grand in Glasgow used to be a cinema, though its conversion into a gig venue certainly paid off, providing just as much spectacle as any movie ever could: Four storming hardcore bands and no barrier, coupled with some excellent sound made for a brilliant night. Kingpin opened the gig with some tight playing and […]

LIVE: Charlie Simpson @ The Globe, Cardiff

It’s almost incomprehensible now that Charlie Simpson used to be in Busted. He has to be one of the only members of an incredibly famous boyband who’s managed to shake off the cheesy image and re-establish himself as a legitimate musician, first as part of Fightstar, and now as a solo artist. And deservedly so, […]

LIVE: Pianos Become The Teeth / Silver Snakes / Talons / New Native @ The Underworld, London

Last year Pianos Become The Teeth stunned their fan base with their third full-length ‘Keep You’, which was a marked departure from their earlier, more abrasive sound. With that in mind, anticipation is riding high for tonight’s show. Pianos live shows are known for their intensity, and a lot of people will be anxious to […]

LIVE: Slipknot @ Manchester Arena

Fresh off of their Grammy nomination for best metal performance and a six year dry spell, long standing metal giants Slipknot are out to prove to Manchester that they’re as powerful as they ever were in the metal scene. If the masks aren’t enough in showing the bands fierce theatricality, as the curtain drops, the […]

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