Event Reviews

The major rock and metal festivals and events …reviewed

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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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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