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Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!

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Stoke-based punk rockers, Peter118 have just released their new single “Money and Lies” with an accompanying video. Originally the solo project of Peter Field, formerly of punk bands Senseless and Ambassadors of Shalom, Peter118 stormed onto the scene with the release ‘Make It Or Break It’ EP in 2014, when Field …

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Babylon Shakes Announces New Lineup

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Two New Holiday Songs From The Tossers

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The Crown Announces Vinyl Re-issues and European Tour Dates

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Hate from Poland enter the studio

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LAST UNION Release ‘Most Beautiful Day’ Music Video

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Jawbreaker announce first UK show in 25 years

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Iron Maiden Announce 2019 Legacy Of The Beast Tour Dates

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Hard Rock Hell are excited to announce a huge part of next years event!

Twisted Sister’s Front Man Dee Snider, Buckcherry, Michael Monroe & Doro Spearhead Hard Rock Hell’s 13th Crusade  Back by unbelievable fan demand are Twisted Sister’s legendary frontman, Dee Snider who will be backed up by California Rockers Buckcherry, Finland’s Finest, Michael Monroe and German Rock Goddess Doro. Other acts ordered in by the HRH Fans include GUN, Diamond Head and Zodiac Mindwarp. Also …

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BULLETS AND OCTANE Release ‘When We Were Young’

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Goatwhore ‘A Haunting Curse’ LP reissue

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