Event Reviews

The major rock and metal festivals and events …reviewed

Status Quo – O2 Dublin – 12/04/2014

This wasn’t my first foray to a Status Quo concert. It was however my first time to see the ‘Frantic Four” line up that released the ‘real’ Quo albums (Hello, Dog of Two Head and Piledriver to name a few), that heralded heavy blues rock. No “whatever you want” or …

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DevilDriver – Limelight 1, Belfast 07/04/2014

Devildriver

.@PlanetMosh reviews DevilDriver, @BleedFromWithin and @Sylosis in Belfast On the only previous occasion on which DevilDriver played Belfast – a month short of eight years ago – the local Free Presbyterian intelligentsia (the Norn Iron equivalent of the US’ moral minority/religious right) picketed the outdoor festival which they were headlining: …

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Foreigner / Europe / FM

FM are the opening band on the current Foreigner UK tour, they had just 30 minutes to get the crowd on their side, and they did this with ease. It was good to see a nearly full venue for FM, as it proves that they can still pull a crowd, …

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Five Finger Death Punch – Academy, Birmingham – 28th March 2014

Opening tonight’s bill were Pop Evil from Michigan USA, and here in the UK for the first time.  Straight away they impressed me – they sounded great and put everything they had into their performance.  The band members were constantly running around the stage, jumping, and generally burning off more …

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Prong with Klogr – The Cathouse, Glasgow – 01/04/2014

.@Planetmosh @AnybodyBC reviews @prongmusic and @klogrmusic gig in Glasgow They say it was the day of the fools and jokes. Well, I say, that it was the day when two metal teams from two different continents stormed The Cathouse in Glasgow. No kidding! The first band of the evening, Italian …

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No Hot Ashes – Belfast Waterfront – 01/04/2014

No Hot Ashes @ HRH AOR 2

One thing that really galls fans in this tiny corner of planet mosh known as Northern Ireland is the number of artists who ignore/omit “our wee country” from their touring schedules… Now, we admit (and fully understand) that there are a number of mitigating factors – not the least of …

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Electric Taurus – Stiff Kitten, Belfast 29/03/2014

Electric Taurus Poster

With some inane pop band booked into play it’s spiritual home, this week’s RocKD promotion was forced once again to move across the street (and around the corner, past the car park…) to the surprisingly hospitable (despite the lack of both/either Guinness or Magners on draft) surroundings of the venue …

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Bad Touch/Afterlife/Bonafide – Cathouse, Glasgow – 30/3/14.

@planetmosh reviews .@BadTouchrocks .@UKAfterlife and .@Bonafiderocks. Sunday, March 30th saw the last night of Bonafide’s UK tour in support of latest album Bombo.  Glasgow’s Cathouse is easy to miss, an unassuming door next to a couple of dumpsters on one of the cities’ busiest streets, but the queue forming an …

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Black Stone Cherry – Southern Hospitality Tour – Concert #3 London

As rock bands go, they don’t come much more hospitable than Black Stone Cherry. These four young men are the humble torch bearers for Southern rock today and have been taken to the hearts of the UK rock fraternity. All 6,144 tickets for the four special shows sold out within …

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Heaven’s Basement – Voodoo, Belfast – 20/03/2014

With the bill toppers’ biggest ever headline tour winding its way across the UK, all three bands were returning to Belfast for what proved to be a damn fine evening of live rock ‘n’ roll delivered with energy by all concerned. Despite their late arrival meaning that The Dirty Youth are …

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Black Stone Cherry – Southern Hospitality Tour – Concert #1 Glasgow

Aptly named the ‘Southern Hospitality Tour’, as rock bands go, they don’t come much more hospitable than Black Stone Cherry. These four young men are the humble torch bearers for Southern rock today and have been taken to the hearts of the UK rock fraternity. All 6,144 tickets for the …

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Overkill – The Academy, Dublin – 15/03/2014

@PlanetMosh reviews .@OverkillBand ‘s first ever live show in Ireland. They say that good things come to those who wait, which must mean that Ireland’s thrash heads are among the best rewarded as well as the most patient on the planet of mosh, as they had waited more than 30 …

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Santa Cruz & Voodoo Six – Sound Control, Manchester – 13th March 2014

@louelladeville_ @planetmosh review of @santacruzband and @voodoosix @soundcontrolmcr Thursday thirteenth, not Friday, but still the thirteenth. Unlucky for some but not unlucky for the Rockers of Manchester as we got to see two quality bands playing at Sound Control, Santa Cruz and Voodoo Six. Today’s show was on the ground …

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Fahran Live at the Chequers Inn

@planetmosh @Fahranmusic @MattBlackUK @JakeFahran   Rock group Fahran did a double live gig tonight ( 15-3-14 ). Once on ArFm radio playing an acoustic set in the studio, then they rushed over to The Chequers Inn, Breaston to play a full gig in front of a packed house. Running just a little late …

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Grand Magus – Voodoo Lounge, Dublin – 13/03/2014

It’s amazing the difference half an hour can make.  One disadvantage for those of us living in Belfast and wishing to attend gigs down the motorway in Dublin is the infrequency of late night return coach services from the Irish capital to that north of the border.  With the last …

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Crowbar – King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow – 09/03/2014

@planetmosh reviews .@crowbarmusic and .@Dripback live in Glasgow – review by @AnybodyBC If there is one rainy day in between two sunny days that is a common thing in Glasgow. Even more common is a great concert on that rainy Glaswegian day.  So here we were at the start of …

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The Graveltones, The Cadillac Three, Buffalo Summer, The Garage 3/03/14

@Planetmosh reviews @Graveltones, @thecadillac3 and @BuffaloSummerUK live at The Garage, London. After a delightfully eventful weekend I was more in need of sleep (sad I know) than a night of bands.  However having seen The Graveltones previously at The Underworld I suddenly found that had much more energy than I thought.  …

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