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Most Recent Live Reviews

James: Royal Albert Hall, London, 19/11/2014
Owen Peters watches James play a frenzied but enthralling set at the Royal Albert Hall in London
Gary Numan: Gary Numan/Gang of Four - Hammersmith Apollo, London, 28/11/2014
In front of an exuberant crowd, Adrian Janes watches 80's icon Gary Numan, with the reformed Gang of Four as support, perform a brooding but electrifying show at the Hammersmith Apollo in London
Allo Darlin': Deaf Institute, Manchester, 20/11/2014
Dixie Ernill finds the underrated Allo Darlin on exuberant form at a show at the Deaf Institute in Manchester
Thurston Moore: Thurston Moore/Mark Gardener - Bodega, Nottingham, 12/11/2014
At the intimate Bodega in Nottingham, Anthony Strutt watches ex-Sonic Youth front man Thurston Moore, with Ride's Mark Gardener as support, play an intense but versatile set
Sharon Van Etten: Manchester Cathedral, Manchester, 24/11/2014
At Manchester Cathedral a flu-bitten Dixie Ernill watches Sharon Van Etten play an outstanding show to promote her much acclaimed new album, 'Are We There'
Bill Ryder-Jones: Bill Ryder-Jones/Saint Saviour - Deaf Institute, Manchester, 6/12/2014
Harry Sherriff watches former Coral guitarist Bill Ryder-Jones and North East singer-songwriter Saint Saviour perform excellent sets at the Deaf Institute in Manchester
Pere Ubu: Musician, Leicester, 12/11/2014
Dave Goodwin at the Musician in Leicester watches Peru Ubu play a confrontational yet brilliant double set of experimental rock
Starsailor: Royal Albert Hall, London, 19/11/2014
Owen Peters at the Royal Albert Hall in London enjoys a fantastic set of high quality pop from the much acclaimed Starsailor, who have reformed after an absence of five years
Brit Floyd: Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, 2/122014
Nicky Crewe is impressed by Pink Floyd tribute band Brit Floyd's technical and musical brilliance, but is unconvinced by a show at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester on their latest Discovery tour
Pete Fij and Terry Bickers: Firebug, Leicester, 6/11/2014
Anthony Strutt watches ex-Adorable front man Peter Fij and House of Love guitarist Terry Bickers play an intimate show to promote their debut album, 'Broken Heart Surgery', at the Firebug in Leicester
Alabama 3: Academy, Manchester, 29/11/2014
At the Academy in Manchester Billy Seagrave watches Alabama 3 play an exuberant yet thought-provoking set
Rotifer: Rotifer, John Howard and Mel Mayr - Servant Jazz Quarters, London, 26/11/2014
In the second of two showcases from record label and collective Gare du Nord, Ben Howarth at the Servant Jazz Quarters in London enjoys sets from indie trio Rotifer, rediscovered 70's singer-songwriter John Howard and Austrian singer-songwriter Mel Mayr who was playing her first British gig
Wedding Present: King George's Hall, Blackburn, 8/11/2014
Dixie Ernill finds the Wedding Present surprisingly off form at a show At the King George's Hall in Blackburn on their latest UK tour in which every night they played their fourth album, ‘Watusi’, in its entirety
Courtesans: Photoscapes
Melanie Smith photographs controversial all girl pop/rock band the Courtesans at the Ruby Lounge in Manchester
Invaders: Maze, Nottingham, 30/11/2014
Dave Goodwin watches local hard rock outfit the Invaders play an exceptional set in a rare gig at the Maze in Nottingham

Full ListPublished
James: Royal Albert Hall, London, 19/11/2014 08/12/2014
Gary Numan: Gary Numan/Gang of Four - Hammersmith Apollo, London, 28/11/2014 08/12/2014
Allo Darlin': Deaf Institute, Manchester, 20/11/2014 08/12/2014
Thurston Moore: Thurston Moore/Mark Gardener - Bodega, Nottingham, 12/11/2014 08/12/2014
Sharon Van Etten: Manchester Cathedral, Manchester, 24/11/2014 08/12/2014
Bill Ryder-Jones: Bill Ryder-Jones/Saint Saviour - Deaf Institute, Manchester, 6/12/2014 08/12/2014
Pere Ubu: Musician, Leicester, 12/11/2014 08/12/2014
Starsailor: Royal Albert Hall, London, 19/11/2014 08/12/2014
Brit Floyd: Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, 2/122014 08/12/2014
Pete Fij and Terry Bickers: Firebug, Leicester, 6/11/2014 08/12/2014
Alabama 3: Academy, Manchester, 29/11/2014 08/12/2014
Rotifer: Rotifer, John Howard and Mel Mayr - Servant Jazz Quarters, London, 26/11/2014 08/12/2014
Wedding Present: King George's Hall, Blackburn, 8/11/2014 08/12/2014
Courtesans: Photoscapes 08/12/2014
Invaders: Maze, Nottingham, 30/11/2014 08/12/2014
Jack White: Photoscapes 08/12/2014
Vashti Bunyan: St Philip's Church, Manchester, 12/10/2014 14/11/2014
Barb Wire Dolls: Photoscapes 14/11/2014
Little Sparrow: Sacred Trinity Church, Salford, 12/9/2014 14/11/2014
Nicole Atkins: Gullivers, Manchester, 16/10/2014 14/11/2014
Ólöf Arnalds : Cornerstone, Manchester, 2/10/2014 14/11/2014
Band of Holy Joy: Tiger Lounge, Manchester, 27/9/2014 14/11/2014
Jesus Jones: (Jesus Jones/Amber Herd) Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, 10/9/2014 14/11/2014
Courteeners: O2 Academy, Liverpool, 18/8/2014 14/11/2014
Chicago Riot Fest: Humboldt Park, Chicago, 12/9/2014...14/9/2014 14/11/2014
Jim Jones Revue: Oran Mor, Glasgow, 26/11/2014 14/11/2014
Urban Voodoo Machine: O2 ABC2, Glasgow, 20/9/2014 14/11/2014
Patrick Wolf: Photoscapes 14/11/2014
Christian Bland: (and the Revelators) Musician, Leicester, 24/9/2014 14/11/2014
Wayne Hussey: Scholar Bar, Leicester, 23/9/2014 14/11/2014
  
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