Event Reviews

The major rock and metal festivals and events …reviewed

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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Blazefest IV – Empire Music Hall, Belfast – 8/3/2014

Blazefest IV Poster

The rock and metal community, perhaps more than any other in the field of music, always has been known for its generosity of spirit and support for worthy causes.  For the community in Northern Ireland, few are more special or better supported than Blaze’s Appeal, which raises funds for the …

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Brofest 2 – Northumbria Students Union, 28/02 – 02/03/2014

Brofest 2 will be etched in my memory for a long time for sure. 26 bands over 3 days with a weekend ticket being a ridiculously cheap £25 and day tickets £10 for Friday and £15 each for Saturday and Sunday. I travelled up from Crewe to  Newcastle on the …

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Sinocence – Stiff Kitten, Belfast – 7/3/2014

Sinocence gig poster

“WAKE THE FUCK UP!” Be afraid.  Be very afraid.  Especially if you are heading to Hammerfest this coming weekend:  Belfast metallians Sinocence have emerged from a hibernation that has lasted nigh on four months just in time to cause Richter Scale-registering devastation to northern Wales. “WAKE THE FUCK UP!” Opening …

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Dave Lombardo – Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast – 05/03/2014

Dave Lombardo 2014

@Planetmosh reviews .@TheDaveLombardo drum clinic in Belfast A year after parting ways – for the second and what would seem to be most definitely the final time – with the band that he formed at the age of 16, Dave Lombardo remains an angry man.  A bitter man.  But, he …

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Butcher Babies – Winston Kingdom, Amsterdam – 1st March 2014

Having been very impressed by Butcher Babies when they supported The Defiled in the UK in February I decided to head over to Europe to see one of their headline shows, so with the Amsterdam show falling on a weekend, cheap ticket prices and being the last night of the …

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Behemoth & Cradle of Filth – Forum, London – 10th February 2014

First up were Norwegian Black Metal band Svarttjern who got this night of black metal off to a great start.  The very early start (the band were on stage at 5.30 – 90 minutes before doors open for most gigs) on a weeknight meant the audience was smaller than they …

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Belladonna – Borderline, London – 26th February 2014

First up was Mishkin Fitzgerald, who normally performs with her band, Bird eats baby, but tonight she’s performing solo.  Sat at a keyboard she sings and plays keyboards.  It’s a simple but effective performance and she sounds great.  For me the highlight of her set was her cover of the …

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Blackberry Smoke – O2 ABC, Glasgow – 28/02/2014

.@planetmosh reviews .@blackberrysmoke live in Glasgow. Friday night saw the opening night of the Fire in the Hole 2014 tour by southern rockers Blackberry Smoke.  Arriving at the venue half an hour before the doors opened, and seeing a queue of hundreds already stretching down Sauchiehall Street I knew I …

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Christie Connor – Vernal EP Showcase, Classic Grand – 28/02/2014

Tonight’s gig was the showcase for singer/songwriter Christie Connor-Vernal’s new 6-track EP ‘The Titan Sessions‘ which was released that day. The EP was recorded live in single takes at Titan Studios West, Glasgow, in December 2013. Not only was this Christie’s first headline show, it was also the first with …

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Rabid Bitch Of The North – Stiff Kitten, Belfast – 1 March 2014

Rabid Bitch Of The North

When is a launch not a launch?  When you don’t actually have anything to launch… which is exactly what proved to be the case for Rabid Bitch Of The North, when copies of their long-awaited new cassette EP, ‘Defending Two Castles’, failed to make it north of the border from …

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Spunk Volcano & the Eruptions – The Star and Garter, Manchester, 23rd February 2014

@louelladeville_ @PlanetMosh review of Spunk Volcano & the Eruptions @Star_GarterManc, Sunday 23rd February 2014. Following the release of their self titled EP on 1st February ‘Spunk Volcano & the Eruptions’ ended the ‘Spunk All Over the Place’ tour at The Star and Garter, Manchester on 23rd February. Sunday, the day …

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By Conquest Or Consent + Defyed + Spittin’ Teeth – Limelight 2, Belfast – 22 February 2014

Billed as a special showcase gig, highlighting the best in established and up-and-coming Northern Irish hardcore talent, this triple bill certainly lived up to its advance promotion. Openers Spittin’ Teeth are one of the few bands in the genre, at least in this part of the world, to employ a …

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Aesthetic Perfection & Faderhead – The Classic Grand, Glasgow – 16/02/14

.@daniel_graves @faderhead and @Terrolokaust show in Glasgow review by @AnybodyBC for @PlanetMosh Aesthetic Perfection and Faderhead made another great electro evening for Glaswegians on 16th of February and they brought Spanish team Terrolokaust with them to make it even more groovy. Everything started at 7:30 pm when Terrolokaust took to …

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For Ruin, Overoth, Rex Shachath – Fibber Magees, Dublin, 15/02/14

Fibbers was under assault on Saturday night. Carnage Metal Club saw bands from the North and South convene for an aural attack on Dublin. Rex Shachath, Overoth and For Ruin were here to tell the Dublin boys to go home to their mammies –  I joke. Rex Shachath was the …

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Monster Magnet / Church Of Misery – Wolves Wulfrun Hall, 14/02/2014

@PlanetMosh reviews .@MonsterMagnetNJ show in Wolverhampton One of a brace of UK gigs (the other being at The Koko in London), Monster Magnet made it their mission to lay waste to the packed out Wulfrun Hall which they did with ease. Lead by the charismatic riff lord Dave Wyndorf  when …

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Hell City & Mental Circus – Rock Zombie, Dudley – 14th February 2014

The night started with three spectacularly badly chosen opening acts which were incompatible musically and of varying levels of ability and seemed to only manage to bring one fan between the three of them. Finally, several hours after the doors opened the first of two Belgian bands took to the …

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Dream Theater – Civic Hall, Wolverhampton – 15th February 2014

Tonight was the final night of the UK leg of Dream Theater’s European tour, at an almost sold out Civic Hall in Wolverhampton.  The gig was an all-seated one with no support act, and Dream Theater doing two sets. The night started with projections onto a curtain in front of …

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Blackwolf – O2 Islington Academy 2, London – 5 February 2014

@planetmosh reviews .@ukblackwolf at .@O2Islington Everything was against me for this gig. The weather drenched and blew me to Swindon and back via work; tube strikes meant I had to navigate my way by bicycle and my phone to O2 Academy Islington from Paddington station, in order to catch Blackwolf …

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