Monthly Archives: November 2008

Airbourne, Stone Gods plus Sound And Fury

The new Steven Wilson album has arrived, so everything else in music is taking a back seat, and may be for some time…so I should get this blog written. Let’s start in rant phase…Airbourne sold out their Thursday gig, and … Continue reading

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Breathing Space plus Quecia

I made the trip to Barnsley to see Breathing Space and Quecia last night, at a wonderful venue called The Lucorum.  The performance space itself is within a stone courtyard which has been closed off with a glass front and … Continue reading

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Fish plus Stone Sole River @ Telford

Went along to see Fish (with support Stone Sole River) last night at the Oakengates Theatre in Telford.  It was a seated venue, with tiered seating behind the mixing desk, so not the best of set ups for a rock … Continue reading

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Opeth plus Cynic and The Ocean @ Rock City 2008

I like Rockcity – easy to get to, easy to find parking, well organised for queuing, great layout, brilliant atmosphere when packed – but what I cannot understand is how a ‘curfew’ can be operating if they can have other … Continue reading

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Opeth @ Shepherd’s Bush 2008

On the one hand, I found a side road to park on, so that is a plus for future shows at the Shepherds Bush Empire, on the other hand, their organisation was sadly lacking again.  There was no clear distinction … Continue reading

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Opeth @ Birmingham 2008

This was my first time at the Birmingham Academy and I liked the venue – easy to get to from where I work, easy parking at a reasonable price (even if I do think it should be free parking at … Continue reading

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Mangrove plus Quecia

Just to explain my current mood : disappointed because of the very low turnout at this gig – only 20 people there, although they all seemed to enjoy it.  I just think bands like these two should be playing to larger … Continue reading

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Marillion – Happiness Is The Road Tour 2008 @ Rock City

This is going to be a hard blog to write… Marillion were my first ‘favourite band’.  I lived near to Aylesbury and heard about them in their formative years before any of my friends at school.  I had a pre-order … Continue reading

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Fish plus The Reasoning

Now I remember why I don’t go to gigs in London any more…£16 for parking ! Have to find somewhere cheaper before I go in for Opeth later this week. I had heard a lot about The Reasoning and most … Continue reading

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Mangrove plus Credo

Just got back from seeing Mangrove and Credo at The Peel, and what a distinction between two bands with essentially the same roots. Credo deliver a masterclass in what I would call traditional British neo-progressive rock, or, if you like, … Continue reading

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