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The Drones – Westgate 23, Heckmondwike: 25th October 2019

The Drones – gig review by Louise Swift and Alex English at Westgate 23, Heckmondwike It was a miserable, wet night in West Yorkshire when two of the PlanetMosh team, Alex (A) and Louise (L) descended on Westgate 23 in Heckwondwike to see Manchester punk band The Drones. Formed way …

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Hollowstar – Star And Garter, Manchester.

Two gigs in two days for me at the Star And Garter, a new venue to me and very impressed with the acoustics, atmosphere and the bands they have playing there. Headliners Hollowstar were supported strongly by Florence Black and gig openers Matt Mitchell & The Coldhearts who warmed a …

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THE WILDHEARTS ‘The Renaissance Tour’, Leeds Stylus, 11 May 2019

THE WILDHEARTS ‘The Renaissance Tour’ comes to Stylus, at Leeds Uni, with support from Towers of London and Massive Wagons. There are lots of smiling happy faces at Stylus in Leeds tonight and that’s just in the queue before the doors have opened to the venue. Fans are adorning t-shirts …

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MAN WITH A MISSION (MWAM) Chasing the Horizon Tour at Manchester Academy 3, February 27th, 2019

Playing only two UK shows on their ‘Chasing the Horizon Tour’ Planetmosh went to Manchester to catch the latest craze. Kicking bands like Slipknot and Babymetal up the arse!  Man with a Mission are the new masters of gimmickry who adorn Wolf-heads for their stage wear.  Taking you on a …

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David Duchovny Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester 19th February 2019

X-Files star David Duchovny brings the rock and roll on his Every Third Thought Tour, playing an impressive set that included covers by Blue Oyster Cult and The Velvet Underground. The name David Duchovny might be familiar if you were a fan of the American cult sci-fi show The X-Files …

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Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls First Direct Arena, Leeds Sunday 27 January 2019

Jimmy Eat World and Grace Petrie join Frank Turner’s Be More Kind Tour at First Direct Arena Leeds Grace Petrie is a mighty fine folk singer from Leicester, she has written eight albums to date and tonight she feels very privileged to be asked to be part of Frank Turner’s Be …

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Wolfsbane – Tivoli, Buckley.

Tonight at the Tivoli was a night of two twenty five year anniversaries the first of which was seeing Wolfsbane here again for the first time since that time gap. Their fans, known as HMS or Howling Mad Shitheads turned up last night in full voice and mine is shot …

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CKY / Sumo Cyco / Bullets And Octane – Live At O2 Academy 2, Liverpool – 08/12/18

Walking into a venue like the O2 Academy 2 in Liverpool for the very first time tonight made me realise just how lucky we are that certain bands feel the need to play these small, exclusive places in order to be close to their fans. This was definitely the case with …

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The Dead Daisies and The Amorettes – The Picturedrome, Holmfirth, 27th July 2018

Tonight I headed out to The Picturedrome in Holmfirth as The Dead Daisies brought their Summer Tour 2018 to Yorkshire. The Dead Daisies aren’t actually a group, as such, but a collective of musicians assembled, only five years ago, by David Lowy and Jon Stevens. The Antipodean Simon Cowell and Simon Fuller? As …

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Speaker First – The Ruby Lounge, Manchester: 8th May 2018

If you said Indonesian music to me my first thought would have been the Gamelan, it’s not a country I really associate with rock music. A fortnight ago I had never even heard of the band Speaker First, that was until I got a press release through announcing their debut …

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Wayward Sons, Sheffield Academy 20th April 2018

On a  rare hot evening in April, what do you do? Yup, head off to a packed venue and check out the hype that is ‘Wayward Sons’  with  their debut album Ghosts of yet to come! Now, normally you’d expect another rock band to warm up the crowd before the …

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Towers of London – Night People, Manchester: 9th December 2017

Eight years since they last played Manchester, London based punk rock band Towers of London are back. There was never any official break-up, more of a hiatus, with a single Shake It released in 2015 and a handful of gigs. They have a new (third) album set for release next …

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CUT – The Star and Garter, Manchester: 25th June 2017

Sunday 25th June saw one of STP Records’ Sunday shows at the Star and Garter in Manchester. FACE UP! Syteria and CUT being the bands on today’s billing. These Sunday shows start at 5.30pm and are over by 9pm to give people chance to get home on a school night! …

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Slaughter UK – Sound Control, Manchester: 14th April 2017

Easter is traditionally the Christian holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus. Easter 2017 saw the resurrection of Manchester band Slaughter UK for their launch gig at Sound Control, Manchester. Slaughter UK contains two original members of Slaughter and the Dogs and Edweena Banger (formerly Ed Garrity) who replaced frontman Wayne …

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Airbourne – O2 Ritz, Manchester: 26th November 2016

On a frosty winter’s day in Manchester, three bands from three different continents Europe, North America and Australia descended upon the O2 Ritz for a sell-out show. First up at 6:20 pm, and a little too early for many revellers, came ‘all girl garage group’ The Franklys, although they’re based …

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Aussie Wrecking Crew Tour, The Eagle Inn, Salford – 13th October 2016

The Aussie Wrecking Crew Tour saw Massive, Tequila Mockingbyrd and Black Aces, three bands from the new wave of Australian rock ‘n’ roll heading out on a Eurpoean Tour starting in Berlin, Germany in September and travelling through Denmark, Sweden, Norway, The Netherlands and today, the last day of this UK …

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StOp, sToP – The Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton: 1st October 2016

As the season saunters into autumn I found myself at The Slade Rooms in Wolverhampton for the second time in my life this time to see StOp, sToP a flamboyant three piece originally from Barcelona and Bulgaria and now based, not too far from Wolverhampton, in sunny (sometimes) Birmingham. Opening …

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L.A. Guns – Birdwell Venue, Barnsley: 28th May 2016

Birdwell Venue is a former Working Mans Club on the outskirts of Barnsley South Yorkshire with good transport links, situated just off the M1, it’s easy to find and a has large car park. It’s a reasonable sized venue with a capacity of 350 seated, possibly more if the seats …

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Last Great Dreamers – The Waterloo, Blackpool: 10th April 2016

Last Great Dreamers have been around since 1989, initially called Silver Hearts, they changed their name to Last Great Dreamers in 1993, were nominated for Best New Band at Kerrang MTV Awards in 1995, where they came runner up to Skunk Anansie before changing their name to Jet/Jet City and …

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Toseland – The Key Club, Leeds: 24th March 2016

I felt like I was reliving my youth as I headed towards The Merrion Centre in Leeds to The Key Club, although Leeds has changed a lot since those twenty odd years ago and I’d never known of the existence of The Key Club, which turned out to be a …

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