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The Graveltones at Underworld | Live review

The Graveltones at Underworld
LIVE REVIEW

The band’s name describes their sound very well: they are a heavy blues-rock act comprising of just two members, Jimmy O on guitar and vocals and Mikey Sorbello on the drums. Tonight, Underworld in Camden is packed out and Jimmy bounces [read more]

XFM X-Posure: Joseph Coward and Kiran Leonard at the Barfly | Live review

XFM X-Posure: Joseph Coward and Kiran Leonard at the Barfly
LIVE REVIEW

John Kennedy of XFM brings the philosophy of his show X-Posure (on XFM Monday to Thursday,from 10pm to 1am), to regular gigs at Camden’s Barfly, aiming to showcase the best in new music, recorded live for later consumption by his [read more]

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart at Rough Trade East | Live review

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart at Rough Trade East
LIVE REVIEW

Though the bank holiday downpour turning Brick Lane into a small river is quintessentially British, New York’s The Pains of Being Pure at Heart remain a perfect fit with the interior of Rough Trade East, shrine to early indie that it [read more]

Bear in Heaven – Time Is Over One Day Old | Album review

Bear in Heaven – Time Is Over One Day Old
ALBUM REVIEW

Bear in Heaven are Jon Philpot, Adam Wills and Joe Stickney from Brooklyn. Although the members have changed since they first formed back in 2003, their dazed rock music is still the same, which may please some and dismay others. Upon [read more]

Extreme at the Forum | Live review

Extreme at the Forum
LIVE REVIEW

A sticky-floored Forum played host to one-time rock stars Extreme, performing their most successful album Extreme II: Pornograffiti in full, much to the delight of the packed house. Considering Pornograffiti was released almost 25 years [read more]

The Parades at Surya | Live review

The Parades at Surya
LIVE REVIEW

A quick Google search will tell you that The Parades are yet to gather the attention of the mainstream rock mob; without even a Wikipedia mention and less than 1000 hits on YouTube, the boys are still very much an unknown quantity. We [read more]

The Carnabys at the Barfly | Live review

The Carnabys at the Barfly
LIVE REVIEW

Richmond band The Carnabys won the London leg of the Battle of the Bands competition and has since been praised all over the Internet. They are now gaining a big following through frequent live shows, with a recent European summer tour and [read more]

Jack White – Lazaretto | Album review

Jack White – Lazaretto
ALBUM REVIEW

With chaotic melodies, slightly bizarre lyrics and a combination of instruments that no other musician would ever dream of merging, Jack White is an artist who knows how to cause a commotion in the music industry. Though some individuals [read more]

Rival Sons – Great Western Valkyrie | Album review

Rival Sons – Great Western Valkyrie
ALBUM REVIEW

It would appear that with such acts as The White Stripes and The Black Keys spearheading the revival of classic rock ‘n’ roll into the mainstream music scene, the general public have seemingly had their fill of psychedelic blues [read more]

Rock the Ballet at the Peacock | Dance review

Rock the Ballet at the Peacock
DANCE REVIEW

Rock the Ballet is not aimed at those who appreciate fine culture in fine salons: this is for those who are supposed to be phased into the world of ballet through this easily accessible show, with bright lights and three-minute [read more]

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