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Boulevard – ‘Live From Gastown’

It was one of those “you had to be there moments” – and one where I’m fortunate to say, “yes, I was”.  It was the Saturday afternoon of what was then supposed to be the last ever Firefest, and a band wandered onto the stage who proved to be not …

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Firefest returning in 2016

As exclusively predicted by PlanetMosh last month, Firefest – arguably the UK’s favourite melodic rock festival – looks set to make a return in 2016. A 20 second teaser trailer advertising Firefest 2016 has been released on YouTube: Firefest was last held at Rock City in Nottingham in October 2014.  If …

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Rockingham – Nottingham, Rock City – 25 October 2015

In contrast to the previous morning, the third and final day of Rockingham dawns crisp and bright, as the PM team join several hundred fellow fans in heading for the hallowed confines of Rock City for another eight bands over 11 hours. The beautiful afternoon outside is complemented by the …

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Firefest (Day Three) – Nottingham, Rock City, 26/10/2014

Ted Poley - Danger Danger - Firefest 2014

With the clocks having gone back in the middle of the night to give us a much-needed extra hour in bed, the PM team arrived for the third and final day of the 11th and final (?) Firefest with not a great deal of anticipation, as Sunday’s bill, on paper …

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Firefest (Day Two) – Nottingham, Rock City, 25/10/2014

Firehouse - Firefest

The second day of Firefest’s Final Fling promised to be the strongest, in terms of the quality of the names on the line-up, and this was reflected in the fact that breakfast had barely settled in the stomachs of most of the some 1,800 who queued outside the venue to …

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Firefest (Day One) – Nottingham, Rock City, 24/10/2014

There’s an old saying that all good things must, eventually, come to an end, and so it is that, after a run of 11 years, Firefest this year (apparently) threw its final fling, with a combination of established favourites who had graced its stage over the past decade or so, …

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Pretty Maids – ‘Louder Than Ever’

Pretty Maids - Louder Than Ever Artwork

.@planetmosh reviews the new album from Pretty Maids, out now on @FrontiersRec Thirty years into their stop-start career, this 14th album from Pretty Maids is something of an amalgam, being as it is a combination of re-recorded tracks and four new songs. However, any suggestion that this approach is a sign that …

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Hardreams – ‘Unbroken Promises’

Hardreams Artwork

Think of Barcelona and you think of sun-kissed beaches, curvaceous ladies and cold sangria – and that is exactly the feeling that this debut album from Spanish AOR mob Hardreams evokes. This is bright and breezy hard pop-rock, filled with catchy hooks and pleasing melodies – but, not a lot …

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