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Massive Attack and Elvis Costello live, July 2016

Not together, but two of my all-time favourite artists played in London this month. Massive Attack opened the British Summer Time series of live concerts in Hyde Park on Friday 1 July. Elvis Costello and the Imposters played the Roundhouse … Continue reading

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Radiohead at the Roundhouse, 26 May 2016

The first Radiohead concerts in the UK since 2012, and in London they chose to play three nights at the Roundhouse. It’s a great venue – maybe my favourite – but it only holds about 3,000. So fewer people will … Continue reading

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Four concerts in a week!

Last week I had the unusual experience – at least outside Latitude – of going to four concerts in six days. Quite varied and all good in their different ways. First up was The Staves at the Roundhouse. This was … Continue reading

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Two great English bands in concert – British Sea Power and Blur

The last two Saturdays have been concert days. On 13 June it was British Sea Power at the Roundhouse and yesterday, 20 June, Blur headlined in Hyde Park. Both bands have a distinctly British – or English – feel. They … Continue reading

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The Waterboys at the Roundhouse, 3 February 2015

The Waterboys are essentially singer/guitarist Mike Scott and a very slick backing band of mostly American musicians these days. Their heyday was the second half of the 1980s and early 90s. I’ve always had a soft spot for them, because … Continue reading

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Augustines at the Roundhouse, 8 December 2014

Last concert of the year, back to the Roundhouse, where I’ve had some great moments in recent times, notably Prince and 3rd Eye Girl. This time it was the mighty Augustines, one of the most energetic rock’n’roll bands on the … Continue reading

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39 years on – another Status Quo concert!

My first ever proper rock rock concert was Status Quo at Leicester de Montfort Hall in May 1975. Aged 16. They played four beats to the bar rock’n’roll and blues turned up to heavy.  The sound was monstrous. I was … Continue reading

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Television at the Roundhouse, Chalk Farm

I went to the Roundhouse in Chalk Farm, last night, with my mate Paul, for a wonderful exercise in nostalgia. Television. The makers of “Marquee Moon” , one of the all time great albums (No 27 in my recent Top 100). … Continue reading

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