Category Archives: Music – concerts, lists, reflections

Three concerts in a week

I managed to pack in three concerts this week, while work was pretty intense too. I was pretty pooped by Friday evening – it took all my energy to watch the Masters on the TV. I’m writing this on a … Continue reading

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Car Seat Headrest at Gorilla, Manchester, 24 March 2017

Car Seat Headrest are a band based in Seattle, inspired by the 90s Seattle sound, though they look more like Vampire Weekend than, say, Nirvana. The main man is Will Toledo, who has been making music for a while, but … Continue reading

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Chuck Berry 1926-2017

So another great rock’n’roller leaves the planet. One of the greatest – the man who wrote the songs that the Beatles and Rolling Stones and many, many others were inspired by. I was too young to get Chuck Berry until … Continue reading

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Julia Jacklin at the Scala, 2 March 2017

I first came across Julia Jacklin at the End of the Road festival in September last year. The programme gave her a good write up, describing her music as a cross between alt. country and grungy lo-fi. I read about … Continue reading

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Emily Barker at King’s Place, 16 February 2017

On Thursday I went to Kings Place to see Emily Barker play with her new band and with her new songs. She’s spent time in Memphis and the Sam Phillips studio recording a new album, “Sweet Kind of Blue”, which … Continue reading

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Duke Garwood at the Bodega, Nottingham, 9 February 2017

Unusually, on Thursday, I went up to Nottingham to a concert – the guitarist Duke Garwood, whom I’d first caught at Latitude in 2015 (see my piece on the Sunday shows). I really enjoyed his show then – those slowly … Continue reading

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Cabbage at the Lexington, 2 February 2017

Yesterday I went with my friend Shane to see a band called Cabbage at the Lexington on the Pentonville Road. I’ve a soft spot for this place. It is a good pub on the ground floor, and the concert room … Continue reading

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