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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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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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Wolf Alice and Idles at the Roundhouse, 17 October 2018

(Photos not great because I forgot my camera and the iPhone couldn’t get close enough on zoom – but hopefully better than nothing!) On Wednesday I went with my friends Dave and Tony to see Wolf Alice and Idles at … Continue reading

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Amber Arcades at the Dome, Tufnell Park, 10 October 2018

Amber Arcades are a Dutch band, and the vehicle for singer and guitarist Annelotte de Graaf, an ex-civil servant. I can relate to that! I first came across them at the End of the Road festival in 2016, when I … Continue reading

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The She Street Band at the Scala, Kings Cross, 4 October 2018

The She Street Band are an all-female Bruce Springsteen covers band. They played a short session at Latitude this year at the Guilty Pleasures dance night on Friday/Saturday. That one was a greatest hits selection; the show at the Scala … Continue reading

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