Author Archives: John S

About John S

I'm blogging about the things I love outside work: music, sport, culture, London, with some photos to illustrate aspects of our wonderful city. And anything else that I happen to think is worth writing about!

A Newcastle evening, with Slaves at the O2 Academy

7 November 2018 Went up to Newcastle to see my daughter at Uni. Took in a concert while I was there. Chose Slaves at O2 Academy because Amyl and the Sniffers were the support. Aussie punks. Brilliant at End of … Continue reading

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lovelondonscenes 149 – Battersea Power Station re-emerges

On Sunday I walked along the Thames from Wandsworth Bridge to London Bridge. I was pleased to see that part of the route by Battersea Power Station is now open, so you don’t have to divert along the roads quite … Continue reading

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lovelondonscenes 148 – London Wall, in the City

Inspired by the excellent “London Nights” photo exhibition at the Museum of London , which I saw a week or so ago, I took this shot and turned it into black and white. It was 6 o’clock in the evening.

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“Bob Dylan – The Words of the Songs” at Wilton’s Music Hall, 5 November 2018

On Monday I went along to Wilton’s Music Hall in the East End to see a “Dead Poets Live” show, in which three actors – Toby Jones, Sheila Atim and Robert Sheehan – performed the songs of Bob Dylan. Without … Continue reading

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4 days, 4 concerts – The Pixies, Palace Winter, Goat Girl, King Crimson

Last week was one of those musical weeks. A concert pile-up. A highly influential grunge pioneer, an Aussie/ Danish purveyor of melodious pop, an alt-punk up-and comer and to cap it all, a 70s prog behemoth. The latter was, it … Continue reading

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Kacey Musgraves and Soccer Mommy at Wembley Arena, 27 October

Now this is what you call the dream ticket! Soccer Mommy, featuring Sophie Allison, are one of the best new bands around, with a great full debut album, “Clean”, which will be in the high reaches of my top ten … Continue reading

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Menace Beach at Oslo, Hackney, 25 October 2018

Menace Beach are a Leeds band, who released their third album , “Black Rainbow Sound”, a couple of months ago. I didn’t know much about them until I saw them on Thursday, at Oslo in Hackney. I went along with … Continue reading

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